Albums You Know By Heart

Doug over at Coffeeswirls has a post about his top albums after he read the Top 500 Albums of all time. His list has a lot harder rock than I listened to.

Yes, I know, this post does two things. One, it dates me. Yes, I called them albums, not CDs. Two, I forget. Probably related to how old I am.

If you’re 40’ish, you might remember listening to albums like I did. I’d sop by the music store and pick up an album I wanted, carry it home carefully on my bike, take off the cellophane from the cardboard square, and marvel at the shiny black vinyl with the unscratched grooves.

Although I listen to these artists rarely anymore, they were my favorite back then. Not only did I know all the lyrics, but I could also hum all the instrumentals.

Here were some of my favorites in no particular order:
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Three fine Queen albums giving you classics like “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “We Will Rock You,” “Somebody to Love.”

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Billy Joel’s “The Stranger” was the best album he had. The older he got, the harder he got. I liked his early stuff best.

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Supertramp’s “Breakfast in America” has some wonderful rhyming lyrics.

What were some of your favorite albums?

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