15 albums in 15 minutes is what I’m aiming for here. I think the idea is to pick the 15 albums that define me and have stayed with me through the years, but I have a feeling this is going to concentrate on my late teens/early 20s more than it probably should.

So here goes…

  1. Lloyd Cole and the Commotions – Mainstream
  2. Sonic Youth – Daydream Nation
  3. The Cure – Disintegration
  4. Pixies – Surfer Rosa
  5. Pixies – Doolittle
  6. Joy Division – Closer
  7. The Stone Roses – The Stone Roses
  8. Rage Against the Machine – Rage Against the Machine
  9. R.E.M – Automatic for the People
  10. Manic Street Preachers – Gold Against the Soul
  11. Manic Street Preachers – The Holy Bible
  12. Jim O’Rourke – Bad Timing
  13. The Beta Band – The Three EPs
  14. Radiohead – Kid A
  15. The Arcade Fire – Funeral

I could easily name another 15, and may very well change my mind on a lot of these by tomorrow.