Last night as I was finding a way to relax I found a magazine I bought 2 years ago and had a flick through.
Contained within the pages were what Metal Hammer declared were the best 100 albums of the 21st century, from the first 15 years, which was actually 16 years, 2000-2015. There were some rules, no compilations or best of's, only one album per band, but still, some of my favourite albums and artists were missed entirely. I'd argue that some of the bands on the list can be removed and replaced with the prime albums that I think some artists have put out.
The main omissions are albums from Dark Tranquillity, Soilwork, and Opeth. I also think that the Iron Maiden album on the list is a poor choice, they chose Book of Souls, while I'd have gone with Dance of Death.
But what does this mean for me? Well, I want to listen to all these albums, luckily I found somewhere someone had the list typed up, copied it, realised album 22 was missing and started listening to the albums one by one.
I'm going to try and listen to all of these albums, there are a fair number I've never listened to, but there's also a decent number that I'm certain I know back to front. So my musical adventure continues, and I'm looking forward to discovering albums that I've never listened to before. Maybe album 22 was an Opeth album.
That's my plan, and I'll see how it goes. I'm already on to the 4th album. I'm working my way through in a random order, and I'm hoping to be surprised.
Have an excellent day! You're all my favourites!
Edit: Album 22 on the list was Blackwater Park by Opeth, I knew they wouldn't be missing.