Matt’s Top 100 Favorite Albums of All Time: #100-#96
Posted by RiffRaff
Over on my favorite forum for rambling about metal, The History of Metal (it’s an open Facebook forum, so anyone, meaning you, can join and flap your jaw about metal with a wide variety of metalheads from all over the world), the admin made a challenge to all the members to create their top 100 albums of all time. Loving making lists I’m all on this. Between the ~1500 albums I have there is a lot to filter through and this has turned into quite a daunting, yet fun, challenge. This list will represent where I am with my favorite albums right now, if I were to do this last year or next year, while being similar, I’m sure there would be lots of differences. My only self-imposed limitation on this is I’m confining each band 3 albums in the list to avoid entire, very large, discographies over saturating it. Every 5 days or so I’ll make a post with the next 5 entries into the list. Fellow bloggers, I extend this challenge to you (and be sure to let me know where and when you’ll be posting it, I’d love to read it), and for readers without a blog join up with THOM and post yours there! Enjoy!!! Peace Love and Metal!!!
#100 Hooray for Boobies – The Bloodhound Gang
Ya, starting off on the right foot, trust me there will be a lot more metal in this list. This album however satiates my love for terrible puns, 5th grader humor, and some of the most offensive lyrics ever written. It’s also catchy as hell. HFB will never be forgotten if just for the fact I literally nearly lead to my untimely demise. Ever laugh so hard you can’t stop and your tears hinder your vision? Well that happened to me when I listened to it for the first time, and I was driving on the Garden State Parkway (a very busy and trafficked major highway in NJ). Luckily there was no accident, just a whole lot of pissed off drivers.
#99 Total Brutal – Austrian Death Machine
Arnold Schwarzenegger, one of my favorite actors of all time. Thrash metal, one of my favorite genres of metal. How can the combination of the 2 go wrong? It can’t! Total Brutal is a tour-de-force in BRUTAL!!! How can one go wrong where an album has songs such as “Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers”, “Get to the Choppa”, and “Who is Your Daddy and What Does He Do”. You may be wondering why all the songs sound the same. Of course they sound the same! They’re all BBRRRUUUTTTAAALLLL!!!!!
#98 Chaos of Forms – Revocation
I had never heard of Revocation until earlier this year after buying into the hype of Chaos of Forms. Damn am I happy I did. While there are many bands doing the retro-thrash thing pretty damn well, few are really pushing the envelope. Chaos of Forms pushes that envelope and ushers a new wave of thrash to the masses while still retaining that great ‘feel-good’ ‘party-hard’ attitude of classic thrash. No thrash fans should be without this album.
#97 Holy Roller – Reverend Horton Heat
OK, yeah it’s a greatest hits album, but still an album nonetheless. While other Rev. albums are awesome and worth owning, this greatest hits record got the most play from me as it contains every single one of my favorite rockabilly tunes and gives a great overview of Rev. and Jimbo’s storied career. I also like the remastering of the songs which sound much better than my ADD CDs. If you have any passing interest in Rockabilly or the Rev. do not pass this record up.
PS. Never miss a chance to see these guys live. Probably the only place where you’ll see swing dancing in the pit ;)
#96 Freak Out -Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention
The contributions that Frank Zappa made to music is astounding. Between rockifying jazz and verbally kicking the shit out of the MPAA he is one of legend. His debut album has always been a favorite of mine with its great balance of avant-garde and damn catchy tunes. One cannot deny the mans wicked sense of humor which he cleverly portrays lyrically and personifies musically and that is shown in full force on Freak Out. And more xylophone please!
About RiffRaffJust takin' it easy for all you sinners.
Posted on 2012-07-11, in Matt's Top 100 Albums, Metal Lists, Ramblings and tagged Austrian Death Machine, Best Albums, Bloodhound Gang, entertainment, Frank Zappa, Lists, metal, Music, Reverend Hornton Heat, Revocation, Rock, Top 100. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.