Toronto Mike

If You Could Only Own 20 Albums


There are 1623 complete albums in my collection.  That's a lot of music.  Imagine if you had to start your collection from scratch but you were capped at twenty discs.  Which twenty albums would make the cut?

It's a ridiculous question, because in reality there is no 20 CD maximum, but it's a question that really gets you questioning the value of each album in your collection.  If I had to prune my collection to 20, here are the discs I'd own.

  1. Alice In Chains - Dirt
  2. Arcade Fire - Funeral
  3. Beastie Boys - Check Your Head
  4. Foo Fighters -  The Colour and the Shape
  5. Green Day - Dookie
  6. Guns N' Roses - Greatest Hits
  7. The Lowest of the Low -  Shakespeare My Butt
  8. Nirvana - Nirvana
  9. Pearl Jam - Rearviewmirror (Down Side)
  10. Pearl Jam - Rearviewmirror (Up Side)
  11. Public Enemy -  It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back
  12. Radiohead -  OK Computer
  13. Rage Against The Machine - Rage Against The Machine
  14. Soundgarden -  A-Sides
  15. System of a Down - Toxicity
  16. The Tragically Hip - Yer Favourites (Disc 1)
  17. The Tragically Hip - Yer Favourites (Disc 2)
  18. Weezer - Blue Album
  19. The White Stripes - White Blood Cells
  20. Neil Young - Greatest Hits

That wasn't easy.  At the last second I bailed on my Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Soundgarden selections and went with their greatest hits packages.  I figure the mix on Nirvana beats the collective that is Nevermind.  I did, however, stick with Alice in Chains' Dirt instead of going with their greatest hits compilation.  Tough decisions were made, now it's your turn.

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