Thursday, January 26, 2012

Just For Fun - My Favorite Albums

The other day, I saw something on Facebook about my favorite album, as in what album do I listen to the most. I couldn't decide on just one, so I have decided to give you a list of the five albums that I have listened to the most. They are in no particular order.

Dookie by Green Day was essentially my introduction to pop-punk music. I played this album over and over. I had a copy of an MxPx cd, but couldn't get into the music. Green Day solved that problem.
My mom got me this album for Christmas in 1995. Jesus Freak by dc Talk blew my mind. I had no idea that Christians could make music like this. Even today, it still holds up as one of the greatest and most influential albums in Christian music. At least in my opinion.
Dashboard Confessional is usually equated with whiny emo kids. However, I had this album my senior year of college. I was 900 miles from my girlfriend and I was really missing her. The college I went to did not allow rock music, so I kept this gem hidden under my front seat and would listen to it as I drove around Pensacola.
MxPx is quite possibly my favorite band. I have all of their albums and know the lyrics to nearly all of their songs. I've seen them in concert numerous times and I even had the privilege to talk with Mike and Yuri at the Warped Tour one year. While Life in General wasn't my first MxPx album, it is by far the best and my favorite. The rest are pretty darn good as well.
Sumo Surprise by Ghoti Hook was another monster album for me. It had the right amount of humor and serious songs, plus the four-chord punk formula that I loved. Ghoti Hook was also one of the first punk shows I ever went to. It was at a Fuddrucker's in Tysons. I also had the privilege of seeing Ghoti Hook play their last show on their last tour, before their farewell at Cornerstone.

What are some of your favorite albums?


  1. Fight the Tide by Sanctus Real (Well actually, almost all of their albums are good...)

    Jesus Freak is an amazing album.

    Awake by Skillet

    mmhmm by Relient K.

    Hello Hurricane by Switchfoot.

    Revenge of the O.C. Supertones. by the O.C. Supertones.

    And the Offspring. All Albums. lol

  2. You've got a good list here. I really like Hello Hurricane, but I think Vice Verses is their best album to date. It would have made the top five, but it's too new. I haven't listened to it enough. As far as the Offspring, I like songs, but not whole albums.

  3. Hmm...tough one. I love "Live at Folsum"-Johnny Cash, and "Home"-Dixie Chicks gets alot of play. The Selah hymns album is glorious, and I love me some Floyd, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Primus, James Taylor, Carole King, Sublime, The Judds, Rich Mullins (Liturgy, Legacy and a Ragmuffin Band is glorious), and Blues Traveler. I'm all over the map, musically...

  4. Primus and Sublime? You go Rhonda! :)

    And Vice Verses is new... Must download.