Though I said that these albums are in no particular order, make no mistake that Thriller is my favorite album ever. I had it as a little kid, and I loved it then. I don’t even know how many times I’ve listened to it. In fact, learning the dance from the Thriller music video is on my 30 before 30 list.
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Here’s a recap of the rest of my favorite albums.
10. Smashing Pumpkins / Melon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
9. Jimmy Eat World / Futures
8. Michael Jackson / Dangerous
7. The Postal Service / Give Up
6. Children of Bodom / Are You Dead Yet?
5. The Faint / Danse Macabre
4. Weezer / Weezer (blue)
3. LCD Soundsystem / This is Happening.
2. Megadeth / Rust in Peace
And here’s where you find out (or remember) how much of a geek I am.
Last Friday marked the 30th anniversary of Thriller‘s release. If I was on top of my game, I would have known that and bumped this post up to last week. But alas, I’m apparently not as big of an MJ fan as I thought. He does have his own category on this blog, so I guess that makes up for it. And I also have a (hugely neglected) tumblr dedicated to his likeness. Anyway, The Current (MPR) wrote an interesting blog post about the album with some little-known facts about it last week, and that’s how I found out about the anniversary of its release.
The greatest music video of all time came from this album. In fact, this video changed music video history by setting a new precedent for videos to be short films. Michael Jackson actually called all his videos “short films”.
If you’ve not seen this video before, I strongly encourage you to watch it. Even if you’re not a fan.
Anyway, that concludes my top 10 albums. I hope you enjoyed and found some new or old favorite tunes. Next I’m going to feature bands you MUST know.
What’s your favorite album? Can you choose just one?