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Let's See How Much of a Geek I am, Shall We?

Glanced that ipomoea listed her albums. Let's see how many I've got on this most likely misinformed list. Commentary follows wherever I feel like rambling.

1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles
Oddly enough, this is the first Beatles album I ever bought. Most get the White album, but the cover got me with this one.

17. Nevermind, Nirvana
Opened my eyes to what rock could actually be. Instead of guys wanting to get laid, Kurt and company wanted to just lay back and enjoy being themselves, insecurities and all.

62. Achtung Baby, U2
The first CD I ever bought. Gotta admit, it was a pretty good choice. Ahh, memories.

110. The Bends, Radiohead
Great album. Definitely good for a spin if you just want to rock out. However, I'm kinda irked that it's all the way down here. I'm even more irked at the fact that OK Computer hasn't shown it's face yet. At least, I hope it does.

134. Slanted and Enchanted, Pavement
Lo-fi indie gods. Thank God Malkmus and company released Luxe and Reduxe so we could finally hear the Peel sessions.

139. All That You Can't Leave Behind, U2
Decent album, but why is this even on here? Zooropa was much stronger than this.

162. OK Computer, Radiohead
My Holy Grail when it comes to albums. And it's ranked 162? Whatever Rolling Stone's smoking, I want some. Cuz they're out of their fucking minds. This is top ten material, easy.

167. Master of Puppets, Metallica
Back when they did it for the music. Back when they kicked asses and took names. Back when thrashing your head til your neck hurt meant a damn.

193. Dookie, Green Day
Once again, good album. But, honestly, when was the last time you put this in and listened to it from beginning to end?

207. Ten, Pearl Jam
The fratboys and poseurs had this album. The rest of us had Nevermind. And, yes, I got this because of Jeremy.

247. Automatic for the People, R.E.M.
The beginning of the end. At least they went out with a hell of a great album. Okay, Adventures in Lo-Fi was decent too.

252. Metallica, Metallica
See above. But replace Lo-Fi with crap and decent with shameful.

297. Weezer (Blue Album), Weezer
Watch me unravellllll, I'llllll sooooonnnnn be nakedddddd!!! Lying on the floor, I come undoneeee!!!!!!!

305. Odelay, Beck
I'm at a point in my life where Sea Change speaks more to me, but when Odelay came out, it was all about two turntables and a microphone.

311. MTV Unplugged in New York, Nirvana
Proof that there was more to Nirvana other than yelling off key. This performance was moving, and if you don't agree, check for a pulse. I think you're dead.

312. The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, Lauryn Hill
Was hoping for more of the Fugees. But, this'll do. Where's the follow up, already?

328. Exile in Guyville, Liz Phair
So far, the most honest look I've ever gotten to see of a woman's psyche.

336. Superunknown, Soundgarden
Everyone knows Black Hole Sun. How many know My Wave? How about The Day I Tried to Live? Oh, here's one. How about Superunknown? Yeah, that's right. This was a great album, not just a cool video.

360. Siamese Dream, The Smashing Pumpkins
Bought this after Mellon Collie. And, to this day, this is the only time where the hype for an album actually worked in its favor. Because I got one great album out of the deal. And it wasn't Mellon Collie.

390. Elephant, The White Stripes
Yeah, this list is bullshit. I listened to this album twice when it first came out. Haven't listened to it since.

426. The Battle of Los Angeles, Rage Against the Machine
Wanted to see what the big deal about Rage was. This album did not answer that question.

428. Kid A, Radiohead
Insert many expletives here about how low this is and let's move on, shall we?

439. In Utero, Nirvana
Yet another album that's placed way too low for my tastes. And, to this day, All Apologies still gets to me. Maybe Kurt was trying to say something?

440. Sea Change, Beck
Totally shocked this album made it on this list at all. Not everyone embraced Beck's radical change. But, it's still the best breakup album out there.

487. Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness, The Smashing Pumpkins
Good concept album. Too many weak tracks on both discs. If it was condensed into one disc, this coulda been a classic.

492. Vitalogy, Pearl Jam
Best Pearl Jam album ever. But, it's still a pain in the ass to get the CD out of that sleeve.
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