Monday, 17 May 2010

Fantasy Island Blog Fest

Okay, Arlee Bird at Tossing it out is holding this blog fest. I have to choose 15 albums that are my favourites, or have special meaning to me.

I love music. I listen to music while I write. Music inspires me. I have two full ipods! I also have very eclectic tastes. Oh, and there are some days when only angst music will do. :)

1. Muse. All of their albums.

I thought it would be a bit of a con to have an almost an entire list of Muse albums. But love them lyrically, musically, the works.

2. Red Hot Chili Peppers: The Greatest Hits

I wanted to say all of their albums, but I won't. So I shall just have this one. Another awesome memory was seeing them live for the Stadium Arcadium tour.

3. Panic At The Disco.

I love the stories within their lyrics.

4. Meat Loaf: Bat Out Of Hell

This is a parental influence choice. I grew up listening to a lot of different music and this was one of them.

5. Jeff Wayne: The War Of The Worlds.

As was this too. I still love it though.

6. Queen: The Greatest Hits.

Dad, your musical influence has had more of an effect on me than I realised. :)

7. Madonna: The Immaculate Collection.

When I first started to get into music for myself, Madonna was waiting for me.

8. Green Day: American Idiot.

Happy times at the Leeds Music Festival in 2004. Amazing weather, junk food, sleeping in a tent and listening to amazing bands.

9. My Chemical Romance: The Black Parade.

A concept album done in an amazing way.

10. Kings Of Leon: Only By The Night.

11. Bon Jovi: Crossroads.

I know, it's a con having a greatest hits again but this was my first Bon Jovi album. I guess I'm a little nostalgic.

12. Paramore: Riot.

13. Take That: The Ultimate Collection.

They may not have touched the U.S. as much as here in the U.K, but Take That are a HUGE part of my early teen years. Happy memories.

14. Lostprophets: Liberation Transmission.

Some great tracks on here.

15. Linkin Park: Meteora.

Two of my favourite songs are Numb and Breaking the Habit.

Wow, that was really hard. I haven't even got half of the artists or albums I love on here.

That's me done. But, if you have time, check out some of the other participants at the linky on the top of the page.

18 comments:

The Alliterative Allomorph said...

That's a pretty diverse list there! You are a Kings of Leon fan? Wow, I've never met one before. I like them too :)

LOL Take that? hahaha, would NOT have expected that in amongst the other!

I'm a pretty big fan of Madonna too, but none of her music has ever meant enough to me emotionally to care that much. I think I idolize her for what she has become and made of herself more than anything! :)

MissV said...

Good job with the list! Mine would look something like this:

1. That one band that did that song, you know, it was in the movie that came out back a few years ago.

2. That hot guy who does that song I love, they played it on the radio the other day when we were in the car, remember?

hahahahahaha. I'd like to say I was kidding, but can't.

Amparo Ortiz said...

OMG, we're twins! Paramore, Green Day, My Chemical Romance, Madonna, Linkin Park, and Muse are all on my iPod :D Each brings a little bit to the story and characters in my WIP.

Great list!!

Tara said...

You have quite a few of my fave bands in your list :)

The Chili Peppers (Blood Sugar Sex Magik) and Linkin Park missed my list by thiiiis much ;)

Janet Johnson said...

Wow, I haven't heard of very many on your list. The Wiggles not there? Ah, rats. Thats my "genre" these days. ;)

But hey, I'm your 99th follower! Close to breaking 100. Very cool.

WELCOME TO MY WORLD OF POETRY: said...

A great list,I knew most of the ones chosen but I think my favourite is War ofthe Worlds(I chose that also) and Meat Loaf Bat Out Of Hell,my eldest son used to drive me crazy at one time playing it but then I started to like it
though he don't know about that.

Great read.
Yvonne.

Mayowa said...

Take That was awesome.

They had this one song "I want you back...I want you back for good" that was stuck in my head for ages.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Great list. I like some of them as well.

This is the second '15 favorite album' list I've seen this morning. :D

arlee bird said...

You now have 100 followers!

I've heard of all of your picks but I'm not familiar with some of the music. I really like the music of Madonna--not a big fan of her, but the woman can really sing and dance and I loved her in Evita.

Lee
Tossing It Out

Lydia Kang said...

I love that Madonna album! I might just go listen to it now!

Jen said...

Oh my gosh no wonder we are friends!!!!! I love your list! Paramore, Madonna, Muse, etc.! There are so many I could name that I like on this list of yours! Very well done! I really enjoyed your listing... can you tell?! LOL

Happy Monday!

Lindsay (a.k.a Isabella) said...

The Alliterative Allomorph. Lol, I know hidden depths me...Kings of Leon AND Take That on the list.:) I alos like the fact - and this will sound so Glee - has helped empower women.

MissV. Haha, my list was alost like that.:)

Amparo. Even freakier my twin, all those artists you listed influenced my wip/character too. :)

Tara. Some on your blog hop entry missed my list bt thiiiss much too.:)

Janet. If it makes you feel any better I have to listen to my goddughters sing-a-long hits for babies in the car. lol.
Thanks for being my 99th follower.:)

Yvonne. I love the War of the worlds. It's a classic. Thanks for visiting. :)

Mayowa. Thanks, that song is in my head too now. It's catchy though, I think tha's why. :)

Stina. Glad you liked my list. It was hard to choose.:)

arlee bird. Yay, thanks for being the 100th follower...Oh, and getting the idea for the blog hop.:)

Lydia. Heehee, the power of Madonna strikes.:)

Jen. Yay, glad you liked the list.:) I feel guilty about the ones I missed off though. heehee.

Jemi Fraser said...

That's a really eclectic list! You'd be lots of fun on the island. I love Bon Jovi & Queen :)

VR Barkowski said...

I've never been much of a Madonna fan, but other than that, magnificent list. I love that Bon Jovi album. For years I disliked the group, but they started playing that CD over and over where I worked. It got under my skin and I ended up buying it. I still listen to it now and then. Funny how that happens with music.

Carol Fleisher said...

American Idiot is one of my favorites. I forgot to put it on the list. I'm glad glad you did.

Creepy Query Girl said...

Great pics! This looks like so much fun- wish I'd of had the time (and the musical taste) to enter:)

Talli Roland said...

King of Leons! Love them.

(Er, I just entered my blog but I'm not doing the album thingy... what can I say, I saw the box to enter your link and I mindlessly entered mine. Sorry!)

Lindsay (a.k.a Isabella) said...

Jemi. Yay, happy to add to the fun island. :)

VR Barkowski. You're right, sometimes if you listen to something for long enough it grows on you. :)

Carol. Some of my favs. didn't make my list either.:)

Creepy Query Girl. Thanks. It was really hard to pick. The missed the cut list is loooong.:)

Talii. Hehee, don't worry Talli. I think it's an automatic reaction...or my fault for puting it at the top of the page. :)