500 albums in 999 days!

Wow, I just snuck under the wire yesterday on having to rename this blog “One Album Every Two Days”.  My late burst of activity has got me across the line, and the effort has rejuvenated my interest in this eternal quest. So let’s have a look at the wash up thus far.

Twelve letters have been completed (although I’ve still got a few more backlogged A-Ks to get through), with B-Bands accounting for 22.6% of albums reviewed. That letter also provides the current top 4 faves:

  1. The Black Keys – “Rubber Factory”
  2. The Beastie Boys – “Paul’s Boutique”
  3. James Brown – “Star Time Disk Two”
  4. Buffalo Tom – “Let Me Come Over”
  5. Gersey – “Hope Springs”
  6. De La Soul – “3 Feet High and Rising”
  7. The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy – “Hypocrisy is the Greatest Luxury”
  8. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – “Henry’s Dream”
  9. Lily Allen – “Alright, still…”
  10. Steve Earle – “El Corazón”
  11. Darren Hanlon – “Hello Stranger”
  12. Grandview – “Room 15”
  13. Died Pretty – “Doughboy Hollow”
  14. Eminem – “The Slim Shady LP”
  15. James Brown – “Star Time Disk Three”
  16. Dinosaur Jr – “Bug”
  17. The Audreys – “Between Last Night and Us”
  18. Ani DiFranco – “Puddle Dive”
  19. PJ Harvey – “Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea”
  20. Lemonheads – “It’s a Shame About Ray”

Aussie acts are over-represented in the upper echelons, with 30% of the top 20 and the top 100  (vs 23.8% of reviews). Here’s the top 10% for each letter:

A

  1. Lily Allen – “Alright, still…”
  2. The Audreys – “Between Last Night and Us”
  3. Ryan Adams – “Heartbreaker”

B

  1. The Black Keys – “Rubber Factory”
  2. The Beastie Boys – “Paul’s Boutique”
  3. James Brown – “Star Time Disk Two”
  4. Buffalo Tom – “Let Me Come Over”
  5. James Brown – “Star Time Disk Three”
  6. Dan Brodie and The Broken Arrows – “Empty Arms, Broken Hearts”
  7. James Brown – “Star Time Disk One”
  8. Billy Bragg – “Back to Basics”
  9. Solomon Burke – “Don’t Give Up On Me
  10. The Breeders – “Last Splash”
  11. The Black Keys – “Brothers”
  12. Beastie Boys – “Hot Sauce Committee Part Two”

C

  1. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – “Henry’s Dream”
  2. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – “Let Love In”
  3. Kasey Chambers – “Barricades and Brickwalls”
  4. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – “Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!!”
  5. Rob Clarkson – “Off Your Faith”
  6. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – “The Boatman’s Call”
  7. Custard – “Wahooti Fandango”
  8. Rob Clarkson – “Shirts & Skins”

D

  1. De La Soul – “3 Feet High and Rising”
  2. The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy – “Hypocrisy is the Greatest Luxury”
  3. Died Pretty – “Doughboy Hollow”
  4. Dinosaur Jr – “Bug”
  5. Ani DiFranco – “Puddle Dive”
  6. Ani DiFranco – “Dilate”
  7. Bob Dylan – “Another Side of Bob Dylan”

E

  1. Steve Earle – “El Corazón”
  2. Eminem – “The Slim Shady LP”
  3. Eels – “Electro-Shock Blues”

F

  1. The Flaming Lips – “Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots”
  2. Fishbone – “The Reality of My Surroundings”
  3. Roosevelt Franklin – “The Year of Roosevelt Franklin/My Name is Roosevelt Franklin”
  4. Florence and the Machine – “Lungs”

G

  1. Gersey – “Hope Springs”
  2. Grandview – “Room 15”
  3. Golden Rough – “This Sad Paradise”
  4. The Guild League – “Private Transport”

H

  1. Darren Hanlon – “Hello Stranger”
  2. PJ Harvey – “Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea”
  3. Ed Harcourt – “Here Be Monsters”
  4. The Hold Steady – “Separation Sunday”

I

  1. Abdullah Ibrahim – “Best of…”

J

  1. Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings – “Naturally”
  2. Janis Joplin – “Pearl”

K

  1. Paul Kelly – “Greatest Hits – Songs from the South Volumes 1 & 2”
  2. Ben Kweller – “Changing Horses”

L

  1. Lemonheads – “It’s a Shame About Ray”
  2. The Lucksmiths – “What Bird Is That?”
  3. The Lucksmiths – “Happy Secret”
  4. Bettye Lavette – “I’ve Got My Own Hell to Raise”
  5. Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears – “Scandalous”

Here’s to many many more…

One response to “500 albums in 999 days!

  1. Congratulations, great effort.

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