Ohhh, this is a neat one.
I’m not sure if I have one “of all time”… does that make me a bad music fan? Like when I was in Grade 5 my favourite album was Jack Johnson’s In Between Dreams shush. It might be The Smiths’ self-titled, because I’m a whiny gay teenager and relate too much with songs like Reel Around The Fountain (I’m pretty sure I’ve expressed that a few too many times on my blog already).
I know that The Queen is Dead (which is another one of my favourites) is probably technically better, but I like the less-polished sound of their debut a bit more.
Aside from that, my favourite album’s either My Bloody Valentine’s Loveless, or Serge Gainsbourg’s Histoire de Melody Nelson
In a sort of ordered list:
- James Blake’s s/t
- PJ Harvey’s Let England Shake
- John Maus’ We Must Become The Pitiless Censors of Ourselves
- The Horrors’ Skying
- The Kills’ Blood Pressures
I’ve pretty much just been listening to pop music that I’ve heard in bad ’80s films all year, though, so I’m not the best person to ask.
- Interviewer: Did you once throw your cat out of a window to see if it could fly?
- Björk: Well... not from a window.
- Interviewer: What type of things don't you like, then?
- Me: Oh, well, I don't really like people all that much.
Thank you! I guess the biggest non-internet source for my music would be one of my older sister’s friends. He’s made me about three CD’s, and got me into some great musicians and bands like Belle & Sebastian, The Smiths, Tom Waits, Prince and introduced me to hip-hop. Also, I’m not sure if it counts, but Rob Sheffield, the author of Love is a Mixtape. I looked up all of the bands he had mentioned in that book, and found some other of my favourites, like Pavement and Big Star.
On a slightly related note, this guy (who you should follow because he’s great and shows a lot of love for NBC shows) sent me a list of some wonderful twee/indie pop bands like Another Sunny Day and The Brilliant Corners, which I’ve been listening to a lot of lately.
I think I’ve finished the internet.