We came here to rock

2018-08-08 Aus Von christiankohl

I recently discovered that I’ve not made near enough ‚positive‘ lists in the last couple of years. So time to take up this nice tradition again. Plus I’m spending too much time on the move and thus have far too much time to think about shit. ☺

So, let’s start with a difficult easy one. A top twenty list of whole albums that are fucking amazing great wonderful fantastic, even today. And it must be the whole album, not just 2-3 songs on it. And they must have stood the test of time, that means be at least a few years old to make sure it’s not just a short time love affair. Exceptions apply. And I’m always right and you’re always wrong. What else. So these are albums I’ve been listening to a gazillion times and am still not tired of them. Some of them I had to buy twice because the vinyl was simply wrecked / thinned out after having been played a million times.

Chronological order.

  1. Dead Kennedys: Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables
  2. Eric B. & Rakim: Paid in full 
  3. Operation Ivy: Energy
  4. Ned’s Atomic Dustbin: God Fodder
  5. Bad Religion: Suffer
  6. Bad Religion: No Control
  7. Gorilla Biscuits: s/t
  8. Wu-Tang Clan: Enter the 36 Chambers
  9. IAM: L’Ecole du micro d’argent
  10. Jello Biafra w Mojo Nixon: Prairie Home Invasion
  11. Rancid: … Out come the wolves
  12. But Alive: Für uns nicht
  13. Propagandhi: How to clean everything
  14. Jawbreaker: Dear You
  15. Propagandhi: Less Talk, More Rock
  16. But Alive: Nicht zynisch werden
  17. The Weakerthans: Fallow
  18. The Weakerthans: Left and Leaving
  19. Jets to Brazil: Orange Rhyming Dictionary
  20. Kettcar: Du und wieviel von deinen Freunden 
  21. Kettcar: Von Spatzen und Tauben, Dächern und Händen
  22. Kreator: Gods of Violence
  23. Propagandhi: Victory Lap (recent album, but already quite clear it’s a classic)
  24. Hot Water Music: Light it up (see above) 

Turns out, these were 24. So what? Fucking bean counters. And a lot more that should’ve gotten an honorary mention but didn’t because I’m out of time.