83. Dave Matthews Band – Before These Crowded Streets 2/9
I think the world of you. I enjoy Dave Matthews Band music very much. Crash was the first disc I really heard. I’m sure I knew What Would You Say before that but I specifically remember the night of the Prom I heard the album for the first time in the limo on the way. By the time I got to college this album came out and we were very very good friends. It is by far my favorite Dave disc and I had to squeeze it in here before we get to 100. This is the Last Stop. Love hearing Don’t Drink the Water at SPAC everytime I hear it there. There’s blood in the water. I like the little intro and outro bonuses all over this album too. Good stuff. Looking ahead the songs I’m not digging as much are, well.. just Crush. But The Stone, The Dreaming Tree, etc just really good DMB songs. For a moment this good time will never end. Never right side up or upside down, is this real or am I dreaming? Come in from the cold for a while, everything will be alright.
84. Mike Gordon – Inside In 2/10
Gotta fit this one in. Played this a lot when it came out. I remember doing a lot of work listening to this one. Good times. Me likey. What’s this all about? I just call it outside out! making photo copies of everyone I know and storing them under a file labeled no. always trying to survive the threat of vomit. you can go into an office and take a napkin.. She learned to play electric guitar from the soulfood military man. Some of the songs on this album are just instrumentals and this is the soundtrack to the movie Outside Out which you should also check out sometime :) Take me out.
85. moe. – Dither 2/10
2001. I really like this album. For a period of time it was all I listened to. Good stuff. The more things change the more things stay the same. This is the fifth studio album by moe. Captain America said you gotta be like more or you’re going to wind up dead. I still don’t understand why what sounded like the exact same version of Captain America was included at the very end of the disc as a hidden track. I haven’t done much research since the time to see if there was a reason behind that or something I missed. I remember trying to listen to both several times in a row and not finding any difference. There’s a lot of other songs on this disc I also like: Faker, Understand, TGORM, New York City, Tambourine, Rise. I basically like the entire disc. Okay I’m reading that it is an alternative version of CA at the end of the album, I couldn’t tell what was different ten years ago.
86. Pink Floyd – The Dark Side of the Moon 2/11
I listened to this album the other day and didn’t type up anything while listening to it. Good job me! There’s not really much I can say though. It’s just one of those classic albums that has been written about a million times. I remember a couple years back talking about this album with someone and they had no clue about the whole Wizard of Oz thing. I was shocked and couldn’t believe someone had not heard about it. Then again, I guess everyone else didn’t have the same college experience I did. I still think it’s cool that I got a VHS tape of Oz with Dark Side pre-dubbed on the tape so I didn’t have to synch up at the third lion roar and now I guess I need a DVD copy of that. Or don’t need. Been there done that I guess. Though it is something cool to show someone whose never seen it before. Actually come to think of it, I imagine scenes from Oz when I listen to this album. Us and Them and the skipping down the yellow brick road, Money when the doors open to Oz and the movie turns to color for the first time. Great Gig In The Sky when the tornado comes.
87. Pink Floyd – Meddle 2/11
After Dark Star it only made sense to bang this out. I really dig this one as well. It’s probably my favorite pink floyd album, but not necessarilly the one I would choose if I could only pick one, if that makes sense. Since I don’t have to pick just one, this is the quintessential Pink Floyd right here. Still experimental. Still in your face. One of these days I’m going to cut you into little pieces. One of These Days and Fearless are great. Gotta love Seamus too. But the heart of this album is the full side two containing Echoes. I’ve been on a lot of journeys listening to Echoes in my day. This is again something you can synch up to the last scene of Stanley Kubrick’s 2001. I love after the song gets weird and returns back to the chorus of the song. I thank echoes for being a song I’ve used many times in the past to readjust my mood in a positive way. Nowadays these journeys and adjustments happen much less frequent but are still occasionally welcomed.