Tuesday, May 01, 2007

I was having a conversation the other day with some folks online, and some how we got on the subject of what albums are consider tabu that we may have in your personal collection. You know those albums that you hide behind your Nas and Jill Scott CDs when company comes by. Some folks may not hide them, but they dayum sure don't tell the world that they have them either. Have you ever gotten into someones car and when they turned their radio on something crazy was playing? Then they try to make you think that they don't really like that type of music or that artist, and put the blame on someone else instead of admitting the truth? The only time some folks will admit that they like something that may seem odd is when they come across someone else with the same taste. Suddenly, it's cool to be a fan? I think being shy about liking any music is childish. The reality is as your you get older your taste in music will usually grow as well. For example, you may have hated jazz back in your teens, but in your late twenties it may sound just a little bit better. Limiting yourself to just rap, soul and pop is unnecessary. There is so much music to explore that if you listen to enough of it, something that you assumed you would never like can suddenly spark your interest. There are good songs in all genres music, so indulge yourself and take some risks. That last statement does not include Polka music of course...

I thought it would be cool to do a post where you folks (YES U) could share some of your favorite albums and/or artists that no one would believe that you really like. YES, download albums count too dammit (legal & illegal)! This process is not to embarass anyone, but I hope this can be an opportunity for all of us to get up on some more great music? Leave your list in the comments box below this post. This is a chance for all of you shy, non-commenting regulars to start participating. Yes, u too Ericoco & Love Me! None of that "anonymous" stuff either people! Take a minute and make up a fake screenname like the rest of us folks. Use your intials, birthday, pet's name or prison number...I don't really care! Just use something to identify yourself. I will share some of my favorite albums that I have in my personal stash first. Don't be scared...we're all music lovin' friends round here...

Check these albums from the private stash:

Steve Miller Band - Young Hearts: Greatest Hits
KC & The Sunshine Band - The Best of KC & The Band
Grease: The Original Movie Soundtrack
The Wiz: The Original Movie Soundtrack
Madonna - The Immaculate Collection
Saturday Night Fever: The Original Movie Soundtrack
Michael Franks - The Best of: A Backward Glance
John Mayer - Room For Squares
Kraftwerk - Computer Love
John Mayer - Heavier Things
Etta James - Love Songs
The Disco Years, Vol. 2: On The Beat



Lenny Kash said...

I get into some Rod Stewart & Enigma every now and then. I like a lot of rock music actually.

harme1 said...

kick ass! B-52's, Hall and Oates, off the top of my head.....i know it's alot more - if it's good i'm in, my daughter turns me on to a lot of MTV stuff, I turn her on to Ready for the World and Heavy D....

what up 'Nexx!!! I'm back Baby!!!

Robb Loww said...

Boy George, Wham and Eric Clapton. Those artists remind me of some good times! Rod Stewart does have a few nice songs too.

NuttnNyce said...

I have Frank Sinatra's Greatest Love Songs CD.

Tres said...

Got the Police and a couple of Genesis albums too. I got the Grease DVD just for the soundtrack, so I guess I'll count that one too..LOL!

Babylonsista said...

The Best of Seals and Croft, Toto 7, Traffic "The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys", Bruce Hornsby's 1st and 2nd albums, Bonnie Raitt "Nick of Time", The Best of Carole King, Kokomo "Use Your Imagination", N.E.R.D (Fly or Die, and In Search of..) Neptune "Clones", and the last "crazy" one I bought Gnarls Barkley...Peace