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500 ALBUMS
Well, I used to be a musically ahead-of-my-time girl and was so cool that most people had never heard of the hip, happening artists on my CD shelf, ahem. Obviously, that was back in the day. Looked over Rolling Stone's list of 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, and while I've got lots of mixed tapes/CDs and greatest hits of the artists listed, but not the original albums...it made me realize how much of a Greatest Hits Collections girl I am, heh. I've got compilation CDs up the wazoo. Love them. Can't get enough o' them best of beauties.

25. Rumours, Fleetwood Mac
35. The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars, David Bowie
55. Elvis Presley, Elvis Presley
62. Achtung Baby, U2
72. Purple Rain, Prince
81. Graceland, Paul Simon
107. Hunky Dory, David Bowie
135. Greatest Hits, Elton John
155. Pretenders, The Pretenders
158. Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy, Elton John
166. Imperial Bedroom, Elvis Costello
175. Close to You, The Carpenters
180. The Definitive Collection, Abba
197. Murmur, R.E.M.
237. Like a Prayer, Madonna
247. Automatic for the People, R.E.M.
278. The Immaculate Collection, Madonna
282. The Cars, The Cars
293. Greatest Hits, Simon and Garfunkel
307. Avalon, Roxy Music
339. The Heart of Saturday Night, Tom Waits
345. Stop Making Sense, Talking Heads
351. Brothers in Arms, Dire Straits
361. Substance, New Order
363. Ray of Light, Madonna
374. The Eagles, The Eagles
384. Pyromania, Def Leppard
406. I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got, Sinead O' Connor
413. Beauty and the Beat, Go-Go's
418. Band on the Run, Wings
441. Tragic Kingdom, No Doubt
452. Music, Madonna
455. Synchronicity, The Police
468. Elton John, Elton John
470. Document, R.E.M.
480. Faith, George Michael
493. That's the Way of the World, Earth, Wind and Fire


And even if I don't have those original best albums of all times by classic artists,

ABBA, America, Joan Armatrading, B-52's, Beautiful South, George Benson, Buckwheat Zydeco, Jimmy Buffett, The Carpenter's, The Car's, Chicago, (adolescent in the 70's what can I say?), Lloyd Cole & the Commotions, Albert Collins, The Corr's, Marshall Crenshaw, Culture Club, Thomas Dolby, The Doobie Brothers, Dana Dragomir, The Eagles, Earth Wind & Fire, Erasure, Gypsy Kings, Joe Jackson, Elton John, Kansas, King Crimson, BB King, Lynyrd Skynyrd (it's Anders', I swear), Madonna, John Cougar, Alison Moyet, Naked Eyes, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, The Piano, Prince, Povel Ramel, Roxette, Santana, Simon & Garfunkel, Split Enz, Squeeze, Steely Dan, Style Council, Styx, James Taylor, Ultra Vivid Scene, Wings, XTC, ZZ Top (Anders again).

Those lists are SO not representative of my musical tastes. I'm scaring myself. No, really.
 geeky
mood: geeky
music: XTC—Respectable Street


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(Anonymous)

Yep Liz, you used to be cool. listening to whatever radio station that was in Chicago. xrq or something or another 99 whatever. anyhoo....

as a recent expatriate, I can say your lack of musical coolness most likely relates to the fact that European radio is full of boyband and girl pop wannabees. At least in Germany. Havent found a cool radio station yet. Once I think I have, they go and play something like Shania or the latest from Atomic kitten or the sugababes.....Or even worse one of the million boy bands that have come off the searching for a superstar reality shows....If thats reality - I want to move even farther away....

p.s. - Mom is coming to see me first. Jealous?
- signing off - your brother

XRT!! It was XRT! boo hooo

Stuck in a cultural quagmire vast Europop wasteland...it's so true.

Sugababes...*shudder*

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