Album 1 of 10 – The Join Something Blog Challenge

Album: Boston
Artist: Boston

First up on my list of 10 Albums I Would Take To A Desert Island is Boston’s self-titled debut album.  What can I say about this album that puts it on the list?  First, every single song makes me stop, stare off into the distance, and smile as soon as I hear the opening chords.  It’s the same for just about any of Boston’s songs, but this album edges out all the others.

If I’m in a funk over something, all it takes is a few notes from this song in particular, and my mood lifts instantly.

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10 Albums – The Join Something Blog Challenge

The fine folks at Join Something are running their first blog challenge – 10 Albums I Would Take To A Desert Island.  Go on over there and take a gander at it.  The site itself is new, and it is based on the cool idea of having one site to visit to learn about blog challenges.

Anyway, back to the challenge itself.  Now, I’m not sure why these sorts of lists involve being on a desert island all the time.  I’d much rather be on a temperate island with plenty of clean water and a variety of food.  Also, a solar, wind or water-powered electric generator would be nice, too.  While I’m at it, I’d like a sturdy building with air conditioning for the summer and heat for the winter, indoor plumbing, and a natural gas supply.  But, I digress.

So, the albums I’d pick, in no particular order, are:

  1. Boston – Boston
  2. Prince – The Hits/The B-Sides
  3. Run DMC – King Of Rock
  4. Frank Sinatra – Nothing But The Best
  5. Kraftwerk – The Mix
  6. 48th Highlanders Of Canada – Scotland The Brave
  7. Enigma – MCMXC a.D.
  8. Phil Collins – No Jacket Required
  9. Rodney Atkins – If You’re Going Through Hell
  10. Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra – Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Etc.

What sucks is that I’m limited to ten.  I love music, and can’t possibly be happy with only ten albums, but, hey – that’s the name of the challenge.

You can see that I have an eclectic taste in music.  This sample doesn’t cover anywhere near all the things I like.  It also is limited to what I could find online at all.

So, there you have it.  As per the challenge guidelines, you’ll see my next post on Monday.