Top 10 Lists

A collection of lists of things that I like. Don’t confuse these for “best of” lists. These are my favorites and their reasons are many and varied.

Top 10 Bands

  1. R.E.M.
  2. Five Eight
  3. Magnolia Electric Co.
  4. Uncle Tupelo
  5. Jason Isbell
  6. The The
  7. Peter Gabriel
  8. Manchester Orchestra
  9. Prince
  10. Elbow

Top 10 Albums

  1. “Girlfriend” - Matthew Sweet
  2. “The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place” - Explosions in the Sky
  3. “Disintegration” - The Cure
  4. “Southeastern” - Jason Isbell
  5. “Murmur” - R.E.M.
  6. “The Good Nurse” - Five Eight
  7. “A Black Mile To The Surface” - Manchester Orchestra
  8. “Act II: The Father of Death” - The Protomen
  9. “Purple Mountains” - Purple Mountains
  10. “Themes from Venus“ - Love Tractor

Top 10 Books

  1. A Separate Peace by John Knowles
  2. Shadow Country by Peter Matthiessen
  3. Revelation Space by Alastair Reynolds
  4. Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell
  5. Shakespeare Unbound by René Weis
  6. Blue Highways by William Least Heat-Moon
  7. City of Saints and Madmen by Jeff Vandermeer
  8. Dune by Frank Herbert
  9. Biophilia by Edward O. Wilson
  10. The Travels of Ibn Battutah edited by Tim Mackintosh-Smith