1. In Rainbows (2007), Radiohead
2. OK Computer (1997), Radiohead
3. Kid A (2000), Radiohead
4. The King of Limbs (2011), Radiohead
5. Amnesiac (2001), Radiohead
6. The Bends (1995), Radiohead
7. Hail to the Thief (2003), Radiohead
8. The Eraser (2006), Thom Yorke
9. Amok (2013), Atoms For Peace
10. Nighthawks at the Diner (1975), Tom Waits
11. Ultraísta (2012), Ultraísta
12. Heligoland (2010), Massive Attack
13. Greatest Hits (1994), Bob Seger
14. Crazy Clown Time (2012), David Lynch
15. The Big Dream (2013), David Lynch
16. Alice (2002), Tom Waits
17. Rain Dogs (1985), Tom Waits
18. Sam’s Town (2004), The Killers
19. Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness (1995), Smashing Pumpkins
20. Wish You Were Here (1975), Pink Floyd
This is easily the most difficult top 20 I’ve had to make. Movies are one thing, but ranking favorite albums? A different affair entirely. Half of these albums are tied with the other half: it’s really not fair. And Tom Waits got cheated because I love dozens of individual songs from his twenty or so albums. Yeah, this list doesn’t do most of my music any justice whatsoever.
"Separator," my favorite song from Radiohead’s new album (The King of Limbs), as performed live here:
the king of limbs: live from the basement
i think my first or second post on tumblr was in rainbows: live from the basement, and there’s a reason it was: (1) it’s probably my favorite album ever and (2) it kicks ass like no other video can.
for those that don’t know (which is everyone, apparently), radiohead performed their seventh studio album, in rainbows, live via webcast from the basement (the studio) a few years ago. and now with their recent release of their eighth studio album, the king of limbs, the news of the band’s agreement with bbc to do another “show” live from the basement is exciting in fans’ eyes.
i can’t wait for this one. the band’ll perform the entirety of their recent aforementioned album; it premieres on bbc july 1st. i can’t wait.
in the meantime, i’m awaiting the delivery of “the king of limbs” newspaper album that i preordered many months ago. if all goes well, it’ll be on my doorstep this week!