Avoid At All Costs – Influential Albums – How may Do You Own
Be careful, very careful.
There is a list of worthy albums that you should own floating around the internet. The idea is that you tick the albums in the list to see how many you own and to feel comfy with your record collection and not have any of those pesky ‘uncool’ records or admit that you may just prefer Bauhaus to Bob Dylan or think the Stranglers were more influential to the Clash and are baffled by the comfy slipper brigade rewriting music history for you- like there is only one narrative that has to be adhered to.
The list has got some great albums on it but they are missing several key really influential albums and the whole notion that you are defined by the hip records you own is one of the reasons that music chokes itself to death on the classic.
I’m more interested in the list of albums that don’t appear on the comfy slippers top 100 influential albums…comments please!