Greatest Active Music Acts of the Past Generation

  1. Pearl Jam
  2. Dr. Dre
  3. Daft Punk
  4. Radiohead
  5. Metallica
  6. Jay-Z
  7. Red Hot Chili Peppers
  8. Kanye West
  9. Nine Inch Nails
  10. Phish
  11. Foo Fighters
  12. Beyonce
  13. Eminem
  14. Beck
  15. Nas
  16. Green Day
  17. Pharrell Williams
  18. Kendrick Lamar
  19. Justin Timberlake
  20. Dave Matthews
  21. Jack White
  22. Adele
  23. Taylor Swift
  24. Ben Harper
  25. Missy Elliot

Songs that Instantly Remind Me of Rodeo

  • 10 Rounds with Jose Cuervo by Tracy Byrd
  • Drinkin my Baby Goodbye by Charlie Daniels Band
  • Fishin in the Dark by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
  • Alright Guy by Gary Allan
  • Boot Scoot Boogie by Brooks and Dunn
  • Copperhead Road by Steve Earle
  • The Electric Slide
  • The Cha Cha Slide
  • We Dared the Lightning by The Bellamy Brothers
  • It's My Life by Bon Jovi
  • Pour Some Sugar on Me by Def Leppard
  • Lady Marmalade by Christina Aguilera
  • Butterfly by Crazy Town
  • Billie Jean by Michael Jackson
  • Beer for my Horses by Toby Keith

Musicians who died in 2016

  • GILBERT KAPLAN (1941-2016) - USA
  • Conductor
  • Notable albums: Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 2.
  • Died 01.01.2016

  • MARK B (1970-2016) - United Kingdom
  • Hip hop producer
  • Notable albums: The Unknown
  • Notable songs: The Unknown - Ya Don't See the Signs - Split Personalities
  • Died 01.01.2016

  • GILBERTO MENDES (1922-2016) - Brazil
  • Composer
  • Notable work: Santos Football Music
  • Died 01.01.2016

"1,000 Recordings to Hear Before You Die"

  1. ABBA, Gold
  2. Dimi Mint Abba & Khalifa Ould Eide, Moorish Music from Mauritania
  3. The Muhal Richard Abrams Orchestra, Blu Blu Blu
  4. The Abyssinian Baptist Choir, Shakin’ the Rafters
  5. AC/DC, Back in Black
  6. John Adams, Harmonium (San Francisco Symphony Orchestra)
  7. John Adams, The Death of Klinghoffer (Maltman, Sylvan, Howard; London Symphony Orchestra)
  8. Johnny Adams, The Real Me: Johnny Adams Sings Doc Pomus
  9. Ryan Adams, Heartbreaker
  10. Cannonball Adderley Quintet, Live at the Lighthouse
  11. King Sunny Ade, The Best of the Classic Years
  12. Aerosmith, Toys in the Attic
  13. Mahmoud Ahmed, Erè Mèla Mèla
  14. Air, Ai

Albums I've Consumed of the "1,000 Recordings to Hear Before You Die" (in progress)

  1. This is a corollary list that has some trackable overlap with my primary project, the "1,001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die," as listed at Albums are only numbered if they have been listened to as part of that project. I own and am well-familiar with many of the otherwise-unmarked albums on this list.

Favorite 2016 Albums

  • Anderson .Paak - Malibu
  • David Bowie - Blackstar
  • dälek - Asphalt for Eden
  • dvsn - SEPT. 5TH
  • Iggy Pop - Post Pop Depression
  • Kanye West - The Life of Pablo
  • Krallice - Hyperion
  • Not Waving - Animals
  • Teleman - Brilliant Sanity

The Hip Hop Phase


Favorite Albums

Aesop Rock - Labor Days
Beastie Boys - Licensed to Ill
Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique
Big L - Lifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous
Boogie Down Productions - Criminal Minded
Boogie Down Productions - By All Means Necessary
Brother Ali - Shadows On The Sun
Cannibal Ox - The Cold Vein
Chance The Rapper - Acid Rap
+Cypress Hill - Cypress Hill
De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising
De La Soul - De La Soul Is Dead
De La Soul - Buhloone Mindstate
De La Soul - Stakes Is High
Dr. Dre - The Chronic
El-P - Fantastic Damage

Author Comments: 

I ignored nearly all hip hop music until a couple of years ago. I used to think of it as a weak art form. I started listening to lots of hip hop albums a couple of months ago and I was happy to find out that I was wrong. This is an on-going thing.

Top 20 Albums of 2015

  • 1) Beach Slang - The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us
  • Favorite Tracks: Noisy Heaven, Bad Art & Weirdo Ideas, Dirty Lights
  • 2) Father John Misty - I Love You, Honeybear
  • Favorite Tracks: Chateau Lobby #4 (In C For Two Virgins), The Night Josh Tillman Came To Our Apt., Bored in the USA
  • 3) Titus Andronicus - The Most Lamentable Tragedy
  • Favorite Tracks: Dimed Out, No Future Part V: Endless Dreaming, Fatal Flaw
  • 4) Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly
  • Favorite Tracks: u, Alright, Hood Politics
  • 5) Vince Staples - Su

Favorite albums of 2016 (so far)

  • Anderson .Paak - Malibu
  • Anna Meredith - Varmints
  • Guido Möbius - Batagur Baska
  • Kiran Leonard - Grapefruit
  • Not Waving - Animals
  • Oranssi Pazuzu – Värähtelijä
  • Paul Jebanasam - Continuum
  • Roly Porter - Third Law
  • Wacław Zimpel - Lines




Mother Sky
Future Days
Bel Air
Bring Me Coffe Or Tea
Father Cannot Yell
Up The Bakerloo Line With Anne
She Brings The Rain
I'm So Green
Vitamin C
Mary, Mary So Contrary
Oh Yeah
Tape Kebap
Tango Whiskeyman
Sing Swan Song
One More Night
E.F.S. No. 99 ''CAN CAN''
Return To BB City
Outside My Door
Dizzy Dizzy
Soul Desert


My 1st Song
99 Problems
Nigga What, Nigga Who
Dead Presidents II
Public Service Announcement
Can I Live