Random musings and activities of a 30 something mom, potential sprint triathlete, vegetarian, dog and cat owner, and a evolving urban homesteader just trying to do the right thing in life for my daughter and the world around us. If the blog seems random, it's because life is and hits us all at 100mph.
Monday, May 24, 2010

PostHeaderIcon According to Amazon.... 100 Great Indie Albums of all time. Agree?

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Whether you agree with the sum of the list or not, let's agree that there are some great choices on this list.  I'll admit a few made me scratch my head puzzled, and a few I was embarrassed I wasn't familiar with.  A quick trip to both iTunes and the Amazon music store fixed that.

100 Greatest Indie Rock Albums of All Time

I was happy to see Magnetic Fields rank as high as 11, but disappointed no Death Cab for Cutie was in the top 10, but did make a showing at #14.  Pixies at #8 got a nod from me (if that matters).

I have no doubt, you ask 100 professional (paid or otherwise) music reviewers, you'll get 100 different lists.  In fact, in reading some of the comments, some people are down right angry about some exclusions to the list.  That made me giggle a bit. 

Really, the only thing we can all agree on is that there is more good music out there than I could have find or have time to listen to.  What is forced down our throats by the mainstream music media, in my opinion, has never been representative of the best that is out there.

What do you see missing from the list?

Anything on the list that makes you question the sanity of the author?

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