Now, the result of only having CDs that I can listen to in their entirety is that I have a mildly embarrassing, completely bizarre collection of CDs. And, because I seem to be unable to stop embarrassing myself on this blog, I thought I would share the ones that made the cut with you. Judge away.
Now before I get into it I just want to clarify that I've had many, many CDs lost and stolen over the years, so this is what's left. Also, this doesn't include Jagger's rather extensive (and dust-collecting) CD collection, these are just mine.
- Any and all of my Say Anything ("...Is a Real Boy", "In Defence of the Genre", Self Titled, and "Anarchy, My Dear") They're my favourite band, and I listen to at least one of their CDs at least once a week.
- Zebrahead - I have "Waste of Mind", "Playmate of the Year", "M.F.Z.B." and "Broadcast to the World". If I had to narrow it down, I would only keep "Playmate" and "M.F.Z.B."
- Panic! At the Disco. "A Fever You Can't Sweat Out", "Pretty, Odd" and "Vices and Virtues". "A Fever" is really the only one that I adore though.
- My nu-metal loves - Limp Bizkit - "Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavoured Water" and "Results May Vary". Yes, I own a post-Chocolate Starfish Limp Bizkit album. Deal with it, or I'll make you listen to my Fred Durst impression. Linkin Park - "Hybrid Theory", "Meteora" and Minutes to Midnight". What can I say, I love me some Mike Shinoda. Disturbed - "The Sickness". Yup. hed(PE) - "Blackout". I know every word of this album, and I will terrify you by rapping along with it.
- Swollen Members. I LOVE SWOLLEN MEMBERS. There, I said it. You'll find "Balance", "Bad Dreams", "Heavy", "Monsters in the Closet" and "Black Magic". Word.
- Beastie Boys - "Licence to Ill", "Ill Communication" and "To the 5 Boroughs". Am I the only one who can't stop listening to the Beastie Boys since MCA died? It's on constant rotation in the Foxy Focus these days.
- Gwen Stefani - "L.A.M.B." I am nothing if not varied in my tastes. Just wait.
- Transplants - Self titled. One of my all time favourite blast it in the car albums.
- 311 - "From Chaos". I don't know why I kept this, because I think it's scratched all to shit and barely even plays anymore. Still love it though!
- The Tragically Hip - "Up to Here". Every good Canadian needs a Hip album in their collection.
- Trans-Siberian Orchestra - "Christmas Eve and Other Stories". I don't know if Christmas albums should even count, but here it is.
- Sprung Monkey - "Get a Taste". One of the more random ones in there, but I love it. Remember that "Party Like a Rock Star" song from back in the day? This is them and I love this album.
- The Black Keys - "El Camino". 'Nuff Said.
- Elvis - "30 #1 Hits". He is the king.
- Goldfinger - Self titled. Oh, the late '90s.
- The Bloodhound Gang - "One Fierce Beer Coaster" and "Hooray for Boobies". I love the Bloodhound Gang. They're so freaking clever. For reals, don't dismiss them as a gimmick band.
- Jimmy Eat World - "Bleed American". Oh, this album is so first year university for me. Still love it.
- Cold War Kids - "Robbers & Cowards". This is one of my all-time favourite atmosphere-y albums. It's the perfect CD to have on in the background when you have people over, or if you need something chill for a car ride. Love, love.
- AC/DC - "Back in Black". I mean, obviously.
- Saves the Day - "In Reverie". Not one of my all-time faves, but I do love this band.
- Tenacious D - Self Titled. Never gets old!
- Arctic Monkey - "Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not". Another great album to have on in the background.
- Jimmie's Chicken Shack - "B.Y.O.S." My favourite band in high school. I wanted to go to Maryland to see them play so bad! I have a VHS of a bootlegged concert that I bought at a flea market and I'll never ever part with it! Also, I have "An Udderly Fowl Release" which is a compilation album from their record label, "Fowl Records". I was never a huge fan of it, but it's not exactly something that you can pick up just anywhere, so I won't let it go.
- INXS "The Greatest Hits". We had "Kick" on cassette when I was growing up and Michael Hutchence had one of my favourite voices of all time.
- Michael Buble - "It's Time" and Self Titled. Here's something you didn't know about me - I fell asleep to Michael Buble basically every night for a long time. He's so soothing!
- And just for good measure, a couple of soundtracks - Juno and Walk the Line. Can't go wrong.
So tell me - what are the embarassing CDs sitting in your collection that you just can't let go of? Someone please tell me they still have a dusty old copy of CrazySexyCool hanging around. I miss mine!