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"Before you know it as the years go by, you're just like other people you have seen, with all those peculiar human ailments. Just another vehicle for temper and vanity and rashness and all the rest. Who wants it? Who needs it? These things occupy the place where a man's soul should be." -- Henderson the Rain King

Sunday, January 09, 2005

YourMusic.com Queue

I got a chance to sit down and add some items to my YourMusic.com queue this morning. Here's my initial Top 10:

  1. Nick Drake - Made To Love Magic
  2. Sondre Lerche - Two Way Monologue
  3. PJ Harvey - Uh Huh Her
  4. Beach Boys - Pet Sounds (Remastered)
  5. Patti Smith - Horses (Remastered)
  6. Neil Young - After The Gold Rush
  7. Sonic Youth - Sonic Nurse
  8. John Lennon - The John Lennon Collection
  9. Paul Westerberg - Folker
  10. Replacements - Tim

Overall, I'm pretty pleased with the selection. They certainly don't have everything I'd like them to, but there's enough there to come up with a solid selection for each month. Also cool to know that they will be continuing to add new CDs in the coming months, so if anything interesting becomes available I can just slip it into the queue.

On a side note, I found a cool website called Acclaimed Music that was helpful in compiling my list. The site has lists of the top albums and songs of all-time and was built by compiling lists from various sources. Everything is cross-referenced nicely which makes it easy to dig in and find more information about the things you're interested in. For instance, you can browse to a band's page to find out how their work has been received, or even drill down to an album to see what critical lists a specific album has appeared on. Good stuff.