A spectre is haunting Facebook… well, more of a meme actually: People post 10 covers of albums picked from their favorite records in as many days and nominate others to do the same. Here’s the meme-text in all it’s copy/pasted, uhm, glory:
In no particular order list 10 all-time favourite albums, those that made an impact and are still on your rotation list even though you only play now and again.
Post the cover, no need to explain, and nominate a person each day to do the same. Day 10.
Today I nominate […]
And nominated I got. Usually I tend to ignore these kinds of things, but I kinda liked the idea of pondering my music-listener history and pick a couple of albums. I did abstain from nominating anyone. And I did, almost completely, abstain from commenting on the choices. I certainly didn’t explain anything. But now, that all 10 have been posted (well, 11, cause that’s how I roll) I feel that it would actually be nice to supplement the pictures with some words. After all, it’s about music!
Don’t worry, though. This is not going to end in musical analysis. It’s more of an attempt to tell some anecdotes around some of the albums, explain why I chose them and what else they represent – after all, boiling a good 30 years of music listening down into
10 eleven albums means that some albums stand for whole genres, some may stand for times or a certain age, and others again are outstanding and perennial, now, as much as they ever were.
Let’s get started, shall we?