I guess I’ll try to finish this up while I’m figuring out what to do about dinner. Previous posts here, here, here, here.
U2 – Boy, War, Unforgettable Fire, Joshua Tree
UB40 – Geffrey Morgan, Rat in the Kitchen
Ultravox – Ultravox!, Ha! Ha! Ha!, Systems of Romance
Underworld – 1992-2012
Van Der Graaf Generator – The Least We Can Do Is wave to Each Other, H to He Who Am the Only One, Pawn Hearts
Van Dyke Parks – Song Cycle, Discover America, Jump!
Van Morrison – Astral Weeks, Moondance, His Band and the Street Choir, Tupelo Honey, Saint Dominic’s Preview, It’s Too Late to Stop Now, Veedon Fleece, A Night in San Francisco
Various – Radio Radio (20 disc bootleg of the music played by Bob Dylan on his Sirius radio series)
Various – Complete Introduction to Chess
Various – The Cosimo Matassa Story volumes 1 & 2
Various – Freedom Sounds (A Celebration of Jamaican Music)
Velvet Underground – Velvet Underground and Nico, White Light/White Heat, Velvet Underground, Loaded
Verve – Urban Hymns
War – Anthology
Warren Zevon – Warren Zevon, Excitable Boy, Bad Luck Streak in Dancing School, Stand in the Fire
Was (Not Was) – Pick of the Litter
Waterboys – This is the Sea
Weather Report – Sweetnighter, Mysterious Traveller, Tale Spinnin’, Black Market, Heavy Weather
Webb Wilder – Hybrid Vigor
Whiskeytown – Strangers Almanac
The Who – Live at Leeds, Who’s Next, Quadrophenia
Wilco – Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, The Whole Love
Willie Dixon – Blues a Dixon
Willie Nelson – Stardust, Red Headed Stranger, Phases and Stages
Willie Nile – Willie Nile
Willy DeVille – Backstreets of Desire, Big Easy Fantasy, Pistola
Woody Guthrie – Woody at 100
World Party – History of the World
X – Make the Music Go Bang
XTC – English Settlement, Skylarking
Yes – Yes Album, Fragile, Close to the Edge, Tales from Topographic Oceans
Zombies – Odessey and Oracle
ZZ Top – Eliminator
10cc – Sheet Music, The Original Soundtrack
801 – 801 Live
Yeah, I know, there’s no classical here. Which doesn’t mean I’m not into classical. Should have included Beethoven, Bach, Holst, Wagner, Strauss, Tchaikovsky, Mahler, Debussy, and more, maybe another time.
So 75 more albums, topping out at 677 … which doesn’t even begin to cover all the bands I love that made great singles or a few great tracks but not great albums.
I’m sure some of you are wondering about the bands that got omitted. Where are Rush, Van Halen, Black Sabbath, AC/DC, Journey, or One Direction? The answer is that their stuff never meant as much to me, I forgot, or I just don’t like them.
(And I still haven’t figured out what I’m gonna do about dinner.)