My 100 Favorite Albums (as of today)

Culling a list of 100 favorite albums could be seen as an arduous task. But it wasn’t. By combing a look at my digital library in Roon sorted by “Most Played” and my memory of the LPs I love mostest, I put together this stream-of-consciousness list in just part-of-a-day.

I want to emphasize two things about this list—it is in what came to mind order, and it was made in a day so it reflects my favorites up to that day. In other words, if we check back in a year, or a week, things will change.

My 100 Favorite Albums (as of today)

Lowell Davidson Trio: Lowell Davidson Trio
The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Axis: Bold As Love
The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Electric Ladyland
Miles Davis: Bitches Brew
Miles Davis: In A Silent Way
Miles Davis: A Tribute to Jack Johnson
Mal Waldron: The Quest
The Jimi Hendrix Experience: Are You Experienced*
Tom Waits: Mule Variations


Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band: Trout Mask Replica
Led Zeppelin: Led Zeppelin III
Deep Purple: Machine Head
Bob Marley & the Wailers: Catch A Fire (Deluxe Edition)
The Birthday Party: Hee Haw
Grinderman: Grinderman 2
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds: Skeleton Tree
David Bowie: Station To Station
Martha Argerich: Bach, J S: Toccata In C Minor BWV 911, etc.
Aldo Ciccolini: Satie: L’Oeuvre Pour Piano


John Coltrane: A Love Supreme
Einstürzende Neubauten: Tabula Rasa
Bob Dylan: Blood On The Tracks
Skip James: Devil Got My Woman
Robert Pete Williams: Free Again
The Upsetters: Super Ape
Archie Shepp: Blasé
Swans: Deliquescence
Tricky, Maxinquaye
Massive Attack: Mezzanine


Idles: Joy As An Act Of Resistance
Aldous Harding: Party
Scott Walker / Sun O))): Soused
Ministry: Land Of Rape and Honey
Led Zeppelin: Physical Graffiti
Richard Dawson: Peasant
Bruce Springsteen: Nebraska
Bill Dixon Orchestra: Intents & Purposes
Coil: Scatology
Non Band: Non Band

Osvaldo Golijov: La Pasión según San Marcos
Morton Feldman: Triadic Memories
Giacinto Scelsi: Natura Renovatur
Alfred Schnittke: Faust Cantata
Lightnin’ Hopkins: Lightnin’ Hopkins
Ron Carter: Where? (Rudy Van Gelder Remaster)
Kronos Quartet: Salome Dances For Peace
Pan Djailing: Lack
Grouper: Dragging A Dead Deer Up A Hill
Nils Frahm: Solo

Sonic Youth: Evol
John Prine: John Prine
Nathan Abshire & The Pine Grove Boys: French Blues
Black Midi: Schlagenheim
Alice Coltrane: Journey in Satchidananda
Tzusing: 東方不敗
Minutemen: Double Nickels on the Dime
The Rolling Stones: Exile On Mainstreet
King Midas Sound: Waiting For You
Celeste: Lately

Fennesz: Endless Summer
Current 93: Nature Unveiled
Nico: Chelsea Girl
The Gun Club: Fire Of Love
PJ Harvey: Rid Of Me
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band: The Wild, the Innocent & The E Street Shuffle
Peter Brötzmann Octet: Machine Gun
Chet Baker: Chet Baker Sings and Plays from the Film Let’s Get Lost
Lula Côrtes e Zé Ramalho: Paêbirú
Sonny Rollins: Freedom Suite

Max Roach: We Insist!: Max Roach’s Freedom Suite
James Brown: Hell
Parliament: Mothership Connection
Dr. John The Night Tripper, Gris Gris
Jacques Coursil: Trails of Tears
Sun Ra & His Myth Science Intergalactic Solar Arkestra: Sleeping Beauty
Cecil Taylor: Conquistador!
Last Exit: Last Exit
Marianne Schroeder: Piano Works of Morton Feldman
Ornette Coleman: Science Fiction

Frank Sinatra: In The Wee Small Hours
Albert Ayler: Spiritual Unity
Reverend Gary Davis: Pure Religion and Bad Company
Rickie Lee Jones: Girl at Her Volcano
Pharoah Sanders: Karma
Toots & The Maytals: Funky Kingston
Jimmy Cliff: The Harder They Come
Larry Young: Unity
John McLaughlin: Extrapolations
Brigitte Fontaine: Comme à la radio

Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood: Nancy & Lee
Aretha Franklin: I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You
The Stooges: Funhouse
Tom Waits: Raindogs
Patti Smith: Horses
John Lee Hooker: The Country Blue of John Lee Hooker
Houndog: Houndog
Jimmy Scott: All The Way
Marion Brown: Afternoon of a Georgia Faun
The Ronettes: Presenting The Fabulous Ronettes Featuring Veronica


* the first record I bought