Sunday, May 10, 2009

Required Listening

My good friend (fellow Green Laker and original owner of the The Dragonfly - aka The Aquafury) Bill keyed me in to a list that Amazon compiled of the 100 Greatest Indie Rock Albums of All Time.

Can't say that I disagree with a good chunk of the list - I love eight out of the top ten and own or are at least very familiar with about half of the overall list. However, there were a lot of what I feel to be some gross oversights - no Dinosaur Jr., The Clean, The Smiths, Wire, Buzzcocks, My Bloody Valentine, The Verve, Big Black, Big Star or R.E.M. (whose first five proper albums were on indie IRS). But hey no "greatest" list is going to be perfect, it's opinions after all and there's still a lot of stuff on there for me to discover.

Oh, and Bill's band Beulah landed at spot #37 with 1999's When Your Heartstrings Break. Buy it now if you don't already have it. Indie pop perfection.

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