There are certain albums that I have to play. HAVE to. Must. After a while, the pain of Not playing them becomes unbearable.
If my spirit was a plant, these recordings would be sunlight and water. More likely that my spirit is an addict and these recordings are Audio Crystal Meth. (Listed in no particular order:)
- Marillion – Misplaced Childhood (1985)
- Marillion – marillion.com (1999)
- Nine Inch Nails – The Downward Spiral (1994)
- Nine Inch Nails – Pretty Hate Machine (1989)
- Nirvana – Nevermind (1991)
- Marilyn Manson – Antichrist Superstar (1996)
- Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
- Pink Floyd – Animals (1977)
- Pink Floyd – The Wall (1979)
- Pink Floyd – The Final Cut (1983)
- Dire Straits – Brothers In Arms (1985)
- Neil Young – Unplugged (1993)
- Robert Plant – Now and Zen (1988)
- REM – Document (1987)
- Days of the New (1997)
- Bob Mould – Bob Mould (1996)
- Nixon Pupils – Helldozer (mid 1990s)
- Johnny Jones – Small Sacrifices (mid 1990s)
Don’t worry if you’ve never heard of the last two, they were local acts here in Minneapolis and friends of mine. Listening to their albums always gives me nostalgic memories of the Grunge days.
Notice how none of these albums were made after 1999? Notice how there are no female lead singers? Not sure how much of that has to do with myself and how much of it has to do with the music industry.
What fills your audio-crack habit? Shoot up the comments with your suggestions.