Ten Albums That I'll Probably Always Enjoy Listening To

Day Day No. 18 of the 2015 Ten Ideas A Day Challenge.

I didn't want to write a list today at all, but I'm pretty dedicated to this challenge, and have vowed that if I miss a day, it's going to be because I forgot - not because I was too lazy to do it. Right now, Brandi is singing "God's Not Dead" in my ear. It's driving me insane. My nephew loves that song, so Brandi's been joining him in listening to it nonstop recently. That album didn't make my list. 

  1. Blindside - Silence
  2. Project 86 - Drawing Black Lines
  3. P.O.D. - The Fundamental Elements of Southtown
  4. Modest Mouse - Good News For People Who Love Bad News (Brandi bought this for me on vinyl for Christmas. So awesome.)
  5. Bright Eyes - Fevers and Mirrors
  6. Counting Crows - August And Everything After
  7. Eminem - The Eminem Show
  8. Van Morrison - Moondance
  9. Brand New - Deja Entendu
  10. Matchbox Twenty - Mad Season

I love these albums so much. Honestly, most of these artists' entire discographies are pretty amazing (even the ridiculousness of Eminem's "Encore" or his weird rap voice in "Relapse" is interesting enough to wade through). My friend told me that he was preparing for a sermon once while listening to ol' Marshall Mathers' 3 AM on repeat to get a good feel for colliding world-views. Talk about a clash.

Anyway, Blindside's silence is flawless. Project's Schwab has always been a fascinating lyricist. P.O.D.'s Southtown was my first into to heavy music. GNFPWLBN was a great soundtrack for camping trips to the Jemez with friends. Conor Oberst will forever be a favorite thanks to Something Vague. CCs were so beautiful sad with August. Em still blows my mind. Van Morrison will always remind me of you. Deja is the best road trip soundtrack ever. Matchbox's Season will never end. 

The talent God gives to people is amazing.