Monday, August 1, 2011

Music Monday

Albums that stand the test of time. We all have cds that were amazing when we first bought them but three years later are a little embarrassing that we ever liked them. Ace of Base anyone? Today's post is about the opposite of that. I am talking about the albums that are just as great and relevant ten years after their release. For me, one of my favorite albums ever made is Blood Sugar Sex Magik by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. 

Released in 1991, Blood Sugar Sex Magik was met with critical acclaim. But twenty years later (yikes that makes me feel old) it is still a kick-ass album. Blending soul-funk and blues with acid rock it is nearly impossible to place any of the songs into one musical time frame. The transitions between songs are seamless and lyrics aren't dated. I can listen to many songs and think that sounds so eighties or nineties, but not with the Chili Peppers. Their sound is so uniquely their own that they are timeless to me.

What albums do you think of as timeless?


Andrew said...

The Joshua Tree or, really, any of U2's albums. Are they still even called albums anymore?

Liz Schulte's Blog said...

Hahaha I wondered the same thing. That's a throw back to records I think but I couldn't think of anything else to call them.

Anonymous said...

It's quite difficult to make a list like this since we live in the era of iTunes and Greatest Hit cds, but I've managed to scrounge up memories of a few of my random favorites in no particular order:

Michael Jackson's Thriller
Beck's Odelay!
Smashing Pumpkin's Mellon Collie and The Infinite Sadness
Nirvana's Nevermind

Liz Schulte's Blog said...

Epic list! Well done.

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