My 50 Favorite Albums

First, I want to thank everyone for the outpouring of recommendations in response to my Top 50 Albums post.  Please keep them coming.

Nothing yet from Tony Alva, other than his threat to stop reading this blog if I left out Exile on Main Street.  I did not, he has to keep reading, and I expect a longer comment than that from him.

Now for some explanations, prompted mostly from the comments.

This is my 50 favorite albums.  It’s not the 50 greatest albums and its not the 50 most popular albums.  It is a living list in that it can change at any time and it doesn’t have to have 50 on it.  And I am going to take my time building it.

It is limited to the album/CD format and honestly its also limited to "popular music".  As much as I enjoy classical and opera when others play it, I don’t listen to that music enough to put any of it on my favorites list.

It may include comedy and spoken word.  I hadn’t thought to include that, but now I might.

I hope that clears things up for those of you who were wondering.  Please keep coming with your recommendations.  I’ve got a lot of music to listen to now and that’s a good thing.