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I guess I just like liking things

Yesterday’s post got me wondering just how many Best Of albums I had, so I counted them up.  It’s more than I would have guessed! I really don’t know that I could put these in any sort of order, so I thought I’d split them in to two groups instead: artists/groups I only have a best of album of, and artists/groups I have other albums from. And, yes, I’m keeping the awkward phrasing because it amuses me.

Some of these I was surprised to find I had.

Best Of Albums by Artists I Have Other Albums From

  • The Beach Boys – By no means do I have anywhere near all their albums, but I do have several. I got one of their Best Of albums because it had new songs (or maybe redone old ones?)
  • Phil Collins – I might actually have all of his albums, but I bought the Best Of at a time when it had songs I didn’t have anywhere else.
  • Sheryl Crow – New songs.
  • Genesis – I have one other Genesis album (Invisible Touch) mostly because I have good memories associated with it. Frankly, I don’t actually like a lot of Genesis’s stuff (or prog rock in general, it seems), so I got this because I wanted the ones I did like.
  • Michael Jackson – I have “Thriller” as well. Fun fact: when I first started meeting online friends face-to-face, I would give them the Thriller album on CD the first time I met them. It came down to either that or a Briteney Spears album, and I figured the MJ would be more appreciated/actually listened to.
  • Led Zeppelin – I bought IV as well because I was told it was awesome, but it turns out LZ isn’t really my thing, other than Stairway and maybe one or two other songs. Meh.

Best Of Albums By Artists I Have No Other Albums From

  • Abba
  • Aerosmith
  • Air Supply
  • The B-52s
  • Blue Öyster Cult
  • Boston
  • David Bowie
  • The Cars
  • The Carpenters
  • Johnny Cash
  • Chicago
  • Eric Clapton
  • Bill Cosby
  • The Cranberries
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Jim Croce
  • John Denver
  • The Eagles
  • Evenly Brothers
  • Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons
  • Huey Lewis and the News
  • Indigo Girls
  • Billy Joel
  • Elton John
  • Journey
  • KISS
  • John Lennon
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Madonna
  • Dean Martin
  • The Mills Brothers
  • The Monkees
  • The Oak Ridge Boys
  • The Proclaimers
  • Queen
  • Radiohead
  • The Ramones
  • REO Speedwagon
  • The Righteous Brothers
  • The Rolling Stones
  • Will Smith
  • The Statler Brothers
  • They Might Be Giants
  • Three Dog Night
  • U2
  • The Who


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