Most influential albums

I protest that I never know what to blog. Truth is I'm too lazy/busy to give you the good stuff routinely. The following has been rolling around in my rock-tumbler-brian and is now polished for you:

The 10 most influential albums of my life. They may have changed the way I hear music, helped through a difficult time, instantly connected, been formational or foundational. No explanation or justification. They are. I hope you'll pick up and post your's as well.

Nanci Griffith - Flyer
George Harrison - All Things Must Pass
Mark Heard - Satellite Sky
Geoff Moore and the Distance - Home Run!
Pixies- Surfer Rosa
The Police - Outlandos d'Amour
Uncle Tupelo - Anodyne
Various Artists/Marlo Thomas - Free to Be You and Me
Viglanties of Love - Killing Floor
Neil Young - Freedom
What's on your list?


Todd Wright said...

I'm sorry...did you say "Marlo Thomas?"

david runnels said...

Free to Be You and Me was an album I istened to as a child. There are many lessons and beliefs that still serve me well from that album. It belongs in the top ten.

adrienne said...

An album that honestly changed my life and how I view it was David Crowder's Illuminate.

Are individual songs okay too?

Cause if so...

Praise Chorus: Jimmy Eat World
Closing Time: Semisonic
More Than a Feeling: Boston
Glorious: Everclear
At Last: Etta James
Lemon Tree: Peter, Paul, and Mary
When the Fool Becomes a King: The Polyphonic Spree
Life is a Highway: Tom Cochrane

these songs all remind me that at the end of the day, life is beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Free to be... that will live on as a reminder of our childhood, and I totally remember looking at your George Harrison album and thinking, "my brother is cool."

Anonymous--you know my name

david runnels said...

that's the best comment i've ever received! I so would have let you listen to it...still would.

Todd Wright said...

I came up with 7 records. Here they are in no particular order.

1. Vigilantes of Love - Audible Sigh
2. Paul Baloche - First Love
3. Steven Curtis Chapman - More To This Life
4. U2 - Rattle and Hum
5. Lemonheads - It's A Shame About Ray
6. The Prayer Chain - Shawl
7. Paul Baloche - God Of Wonders

david runnels said...

thanks todd...an interesting exercise huh?