Midweek Music: 10 Albums I May Be Listening To In 10 Years

I would highlight a new artist but all I really want to listen to is Adele’s newest album. So here are 10 albums from 10 different artists I think I may be listening to 10 years from now:

1. 21 by Adele – I can’t stop listening to this album. It gets better every time I listen to it. It’s a sonic, vocal and musical masterpiece.

2. Moondance by Van Morrison – Flawless throughout, I never tire of these songs. So many moonlit nights had air filled with the sound of Van singing these tunes.

3. Live at Royal Albert Hall by Bob Dylan – This is easily my favorite Dylan album. These 2-disc piece of history marks his move from acoustic troubadour to bluesy pop icon.

4. Abbey Road by The Beatles – Genius.

5. Lady In Satin by Billie Holiday – Lady Day’s last recording, recorded just weeks before her death and released just after, it is a stunning, hypnotic piece of art. Though technically not her best singing, it is her singing that makes this one her best.

6. Blue Train by John Coltrane – Almost every sermon I’ve ever preached should should this album as a footnote.

7. Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys – I get chills every time Sloop John B starts. Every. Single. Time.

8. Nebraska by Bruce Springsteen – Americana. Gothic. Haunting. Beautiful. Stories.

9. Dusty In Memphis by Dusty Springfield – I’m not sure there would be a Duffy or an Adele without Dusty. Every song is incredible and full of heart-rending soul-deep beauty.

10. Mack the Knife: The Complete Ella in Berlin by Ella Fitzgerald – I bought this on my birthday while living in St. Louis.  Autumn was in full swing, winter winds not far behind. And I can’t listen to this album without that moment. That was 10 years ago.

Sure, I could list more…what are some of yours?

5 thoughts on “Midweek Music: 10 Albums I May Be Listening To In 10 Years

  1. Jason Haggard April 27, 2011 / 4:37 pm

    1) Grace: Jeff Buckley, 2) Continuum: John Mayer (I know, I know, guilty pleasure), 3) Best Of: Mississippi John Hurt, 4) Abbey Road: The Beatles, 5) Pop: U2, 6) Recovering the Satellites: Counting Crows, 7) Different Stages: Rush, 8) Bad: Michael Jackson, 9) Begin to Hope: Regina Spektor, 10) East Nashville Skyline: Todd Snider, and11) (b/c I can) Musicology: Prince

  2. joshua April 27, 2011 / 6:44 pm

    Heartbreaker, Ryan Adams

  3. Johnny! April 27, 2011 / 7:03 pm

    Secret World Live: Peter GabrielThe Resistance: MuseThe Fragile: NINYear Zero: NINIn Absentia: Porcupine TreeThe Who's Greatest HitsThat's all I got right now.

  4. Jared April 27, 2011 / 7:08 pm

    Beatles, White AlbumU2, Achtung BabyKing's X, Faith Hope Love King's X, Gretchen Goes to NebraskaAl Green, Greatest HitsWillie Nelson, Greatest Hits (and Some That Will Be)Maroon 5, Songs About JaneDerek Webb, She Must And Shall Go FreeI'm sure I'm missing something lifechanging that I can't think of at the moment.

  5. Ed Eubanks April 27, 2011 / 8:06 pm

    Jellyfish: Spilt MilkJohn Gorka: The Company You KeepJohn Gorka: So Dark You SeeJames Taylor: One Man BandI'm curious: what 10 albums were you listening to 10 years ago that you would have been this excited about?

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