Favorite Rock Albums (Eclectic)

  1. Slint: Spiderland
  2. Joanna Newsom: Have One on Me
  3. Neutral Milk Hotel: In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
  4. Julia Holter: Tragedy
  5. John Fahey: Fare Forward Voyagers
  6. Joanna Newsom: Ys
  7. Faust: Faust
  8. Red House Painters: Down Colorful Hill
  9. Captain Beefheart: Trout Mask Replica
  10. Lisa Germano: Geek the Girl
  11. Leonard Cohen: Songs of Leonard Cohen
  12. The For Carnation: Marshmallows (EP)
  13. Seam: The Problem with Me
  14. Nick Drake: Pink Moon
  15. Dogbowl: Cyclops Nuclear Submarine Captain
  16. Juliana Barwick: The Magic Place
  17. Townes van Zandt: Our Mother the Mountain
  18. Papa M: Live from a Shark Cage
  19. Abu Lahab: Humid Lim

Most Listened-to Albums

  • Most Listened-to Album:

  • Slint: Spiderland

  • Second Most Listened-to Albums:

  • Red House Painters: Down Colorful Hill
  • Captain Beefheart: Trout Mask Replica
  • Red House Painters: Red House Painters / Rollercoaster
  • Joanna Newsom: Have One on Me
  • Joanna Newsom: Ys
  • Lisa Germano: Geek the Girl
  • Nick Drake: Pink Moon
  • The For Carnation: Marshmallows (EP)
  • The For Carnation: Fight Songs (EP)
  • Seam: The Problem with Me

  • Third Most Listened-to Albums:

Heard of Scaruffi's Greatest Rock Albums

  • 9.5/10 Albums:

  • Captain Beefheart: Trout Mask Replica (1969)
  • Robert Wyatt: Rock Bottom (1974)
  • Faust: Faust (1971)

  • 9.0/10 Albums:

Greatest Active Music Acts of the Past Generation

  1. Pearl Jam
  2. Dr. Dre
  3. Daft Punk
  4. Radiohead
  5. Metallica
  6. Jay-Z
  7. Red Hot Chili Peppers
  8. Kanye West
  9. Nine Inch Nails
  10. Phish
  11. Foo Fighters
  12. Beyonce
  13. Eminem
  14. Beck
  15. Nas
  16. Green Day
  17. Pharrell Williams
  18. Kendrick Lamar
  19. Justin Timberlake
  20. Dave Matthews
  21. Jack White
  22. Adele
  23. Taylor Swift
  24. Ben Harper
  25. Missy Elliot

Songs that Instantly Remind Me of Rodeo

  • 10 Rounds with Jose Cuervo by Tracy Byrd
  • Drinkin my Baby Goodbye by Charlie Daniels Band
  • Fishin in the Dark by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
  • Alright Guy by Gary Allan
  • Boot Scoot Boogie by Brooks and Dunn
  • Copperhead Road by Steve Earle
  • The Electric Slide
  • The Cha Cha Slide
  • We Dared the Lightning by The Bellamy Brothers
  • It's My Life by Bon Jovi
  • Pour Some Sugar on Me by Def Leppard
  • Lady Marmalade by Christina Aguilera
  • Butterfly by Crazy Town
  • Billie Jean by Michael Jackson
  • Beer for my Horses by Toby Keith
  • Pussy Control
  • Jose Cuervo you are a friend of mine

Musicians who died in 2016

  • GILBERT KAPLAN (1941-2016) - USA
  • Conductor
  • Notable albums: Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 2.
  • Died 01.01.2016

  • MARK B (1970-2016) - United Kingdom
  • Hip hop producer
  • Notable albums: The Unknown
  • Notable songs: The Unknown - Ya Don't See the Signs - Split Personalities
  • Died 01.01.2016

  • GILBERTO MENDES (1922-2016) - Brazil
  • Composer
  • Notable work: Santos Football Music
  • Died 01.01.2016

"1,000 Recordings to Hear Before You Die"

  1. ABBA, Gold
  2. Dimi Mint Abba & Khalifa Ould Eide, Moorish Music from Mauritania
  3. The Muhal Richard Abrams Orchestra, Blu Blu Blu
  4. The Abyssinian Baptist Choir, Shakin’ the Rafters
  5. AC/DC, Back in Black
  6. John Adams, Harmonium (San Francisco Symphony Orchestra)
  7. John Adams, The Death of Klinghoffer (Maltman, Sylvan, Howard; London Symphony Orchestra)
  8. Johnny Adams, The Real Me: Johnny Adams Sings Doc Pomus
  9. Ryan Adams, Heartbreaker
  10. Cannonball Adderley Quintet, Live at the Lighthouse
  11. King Sunny Ade, The Best of the Classic Years
  12. Aerosmith, Toys in the Attic
  13. Mahmoud Ahmed, Erè Mèla Mèla
  14. Air, Ai

Albums I've Consumed of the "1,000 Recordings to Hear Before You Die" (in progress)

  1. This is a corollary list that has some trackable overlap with my primary project, the "1,001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die," as listed at Albums are only numbered if they have been listened to as part of that project. I own and am well-familiar with many of the otherwise-unmarked albums on this list.

Favorite 2016 Albums

  • Aesop Rock - The Impossible Kid
  • Anderson .Paak - Malibu
  • David Bowie - Blackstar
  • dälek - Asphalt for Eden
  • dvsn - SEPT. 5TH
  • Iggy Pop - Post Pop Depression
  • Kanye West - The Life of Pablo
  • Krallice - Hyperion
  • Not Waving - Animals
  • Teleman - Brilliant Sanity

The Hip Hop Phase


Favorite Albums

    Aesop Rock - Music for Earthworms
    Aesop Rock - Labor Days
    Beastie Boys - Licensed to Ill
    Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique
    Big L - Lifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous
    Boogie Down Productions - Criminal Minded
    Boogie Down Productions - By All Means Necessary
    Brother Ali - Shadows On The Sun
    Cannibal Ox - The Cold Vein
    Chance The Rapper - Acid Rap
    Cypress Hill - Cypress Hill
    De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising
    De La Soul - De La Soul Is Dead
    De La Soul - Buhloone Mindstate
    De La Soul - Stakes Is High
Author Comments: 

I ignored nearly all hip hop music until a couple of years ago. I used to think of it as a weak art form. I started listening to lots of hip hop albums a couple of months ago and I was happy to find out that I was wrong. This is an on-going thing.