BZ’s Top 25 (Non-Dylan) Albums


BZ’s Top 25 (Non-Dylan) Albums

This Sunday, for the fourth year, I launch into the ever-popular summer sermon series: Finding God On Your iPod. In Finding God On Your iPod I use contemporary songs as an artistic pallet for painting gospel portraits. And it’s a lot of fun! Music is a big deal with me. My iTunes library is culled to an essential 10,000 songs—a month’s worth of 24/7 listening pleasure. I can’t do with any less than that. I agree with what Nietzsche said: “Without music, life would be a mistake.”

Along with being a music nut, I’m a compulsive list-maker…just ask Peri. So, for no particular reason other than my own amusement, I’ve prepared BZ’s Top 25 (Non-Dylan) Albums. (I assume you understand that Dylan occupies his own category in my music pantheon. And yes, I realize I sorted of cheated by including The Traveling Wilburys in the list.) Alright, here we go: Limited to one album per artist and arranged in alphabetical order according to the artist as they appear in iTunes, here are my top 25 albums…


P.S. Feel free to let me know where I’ve gone wrong.

1. Allman Brothers ~ At Fillmore East

2. Arcade Fire ~ The Suburbs

3. Bon Iver ~ Bon Iver

4. Bruce Cockburn ~ Mummy Dust

5. The Call ~ Let The Day Begin

6. Dave Matthews Band ~ Big Whiskey and The Groogrux King

7. Foo Fighters ~ Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace

8. George Harrison ~ All Things Must Pass

9. Gerasim & Parks ~ Songs From The Other Side Of The World

10. Glenn Kaiser Band ~ Winter Sun

11. Iron & Wine ~ The Shepherd’s Dog

12. Jason Upton ~ Great River Road

13. Keith Green ~ For Him Who Has Ears To Hear

14. Kings of Leon ~ Youth & Young Manhood

15. Led Zeppelin ~ IV

16. The National ~ High Violet

17. Neil Young ~ Harvest

18. Nirvana ~ Nevermind

19. Phil Keaggy ~ Find Me In These Fields

20. Pink Floyd ~ Dark Side Of The Moon

21. Radiohead ~ The King Of Limbs

22. Steve Earle ~ Transcendental Blues

23. The Traveling Wilburys ~ The Traveling Wilburys Volume 1

24. U2 ~ Joshua Tree

25. Wilco ~ Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

Bonus: Bob Dylan’s Top Ten Albums in order of sheer greatness…

1. Blood On The Tracks

2. Blonde On Blonde

3. Highway 61 Revisited

4. Bringing It All Back Home

5. Time Out Of Mind

6. Oh Mercy

7. Slow Train Coming

8. Modern Times

9. Street Legal

10. The Times They Are A-Changin’