Seen a few music threads on here so thought I'd go for it. Been listening to loads of music the last few months kicked off by being asked what my top 20 albums of all time are. I thought a more interesting list of albums is albums that define a point in time of your life. Top 20 can be impersonal as I think people tend to pick albums to make themselves look cool. Anyway, warts and all mine would be something like:
Lou Reed - Transformer Ian Dury - Do it Yourself (deluxe edition)
First 2 are from the car with my old man, if I was including compilations it would probably be different.
Blink 182 - Take of Your Pants and Jacket Papa Roach - Infest Linkin Park - Hybrid Theory
Standard albums from my early teenage years a cringy time looking back but very nostalgic listening to them now.
Muse - Origin of Symetry
Really important album, around the time I started playing guitar, if you were in a band you wanted to play songs from this album.
Led Zepplin - IV Lynyrd Skynyrd - Pronounced 'Lĕh-'nérd 'Skin-'nérd
The 2 most important albums from the 2 most important artists from my delving into classic rock, influenced by the guitar.
The Darkness - Permission to Land The Datsuns - The Datsuns Wolfmother - Wolfmother Jet - Get Born
Current (at the time) albums that got a lot of play time. These 4 and the 2 above I would play along on the guitar start to finish at least once a week back in the day. The Darkness one is embarrassing looking back but fun to play on the guitar and a funny album.
Death From Above 1979 - You're a Woman I'm a Machine
Beast of an album, pretty much the reason I re-stringed my brothers old bass right handed.
Arctitc Monkeys - Whatever People Say I am Thats What I'm not
Perfect album at the perfect time for me, completely related to the songs like nothing I'd listened to before, think I'm pretty much the same age as Alex Turner.
Louis XIV - The Best Little Secrets are Kept (UK version)
No idea how this band weren't better known, this is easily one of my favorite albums ever, and it felt like my own personal album as I never met anyone else who knew it unless I showed it to them.
Audio Bullies - Ego War
Awesome album, really takes me back to a specific period, different to everything so far, it was a time when I was discovering electronic music. A mate from that time would listen to these guys almost exclusively for a time. Defo a big album from back in the day.
Justice - Cross Digitalism - Idealism
In the same vein as above but by 2007 I was in full electronic music mode and the guitar was gathering dust. Cross was for me was what I assume Daft Punk - Discovery was for the generation before. That and idealism were the albums on in the car on the way to parties.
Miami Horror - Illumination Cut Copy - In Ghost Colours
Blank space for albums for uni as I was pretty much just listening to singles/eps I would find on blogs. The two above are albums from that time that were usually on in the car on the drive back from Swansea to Pembs.
That's it, in a more or less chronological order. Disclaimer: that's defo not my list of 20 best albums or anything, probably only Lou Reed, Muse, Led Zepplin, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Wolfmother, Arctitc Monkeys, Justice would be in that conversation.
Be interested to see others lists. On a real hunt for music at the moment.
Got the bug after the Euro's, actually watched TNS's first qualifying round second leg game against Tre Penne of San Marino, gave them a bit of a pasting, as you would hope the would, 3-0 on the night, 5-1 on aggregate. They play APOEL Nicosia, in the second round, a week Tuesday, some football to watch between the Euros and the Premier League season.
In the Europa league Bala lost 4-0 on aggregate to AIK Stockholm, Llandudno lost 7-1 on aggregate to IFK Goteborg in the debut Europa league "campaign", and Connah's Quay managed a 1-0 aggregate win over Stabeak of Norway. They will face Serbian side FK Vojvodina in the second round on Thursday.
I'm actually looking forward to seeing the TNS game, they seem to have been walking all over the Welsh league since they've gone pro and will be interesting to see them against some (no disrespect) better competition in APOEL who have qualified for the champions league group stages a few times and got to the quarter finals a few years ago.
By no means an England fan but their squad is out today and as they have a bit more depth to the squad than Wales, and we all know the players thought it would be interesting to see what first 11 people would pick. (Wales first 11 pretty much picks itself imo).
Goalkeepers: Joe Hart (Manchester City), Fraser Forster (Southampton), Tom Heaton (Burnley).
Defenders: Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Chris Smalling (Manchester United), John Stones (Everton), Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur), Ryan Bertrand (Southampton), Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur), Nathaniel Clyne (Liverpool).
Midfielders: Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur), Ross Barkley (Everton), Fabian Delph (Manchester City), Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur), Danny Drinkwater (Leicester City), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Adam Lallana (Liverpool), James Milner (Liverpool), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Andros Townsend (Newcastle United), Jack Wilshere (Arsenal).
Strikers: Wayne Rooney (Manchester United), Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Jamie Vardy (Leicester City), Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United).
I'm going for a 433, never watch England so no idea if this team would work:
After a bit of info. Me and the missus will be staying in Swansea over night in a hotel in the city centre. Wheres the cheapest place to park the car over night? If we were yo leave it in the big tescos car park what's the chances of getting clamped?