A blog experiment by Brad Mills.


21 albums for the end of the world

I've spent the month of December (so far) doing a series of Facebook posts — a list of the 21 albums I'd want to hear one last time before the end of the world, one per day. It was kind of a fun list and it generated some interesting discussion and response, so I thought I'd drop it here too, outside the walled garden. A bit anticlimactic now since arguably the world did not end, though perhaps everything we perceive as happening now is actually a rich fantasy happening in our final moments of consciousness.

Anyway, here's the list. There's a video link with each one (in parentheses) to provide a representative song (or sound, in the case of Luciana). Share and enjoy, make your own if you like, or do whatever with this.

  1. Moody Blues: Time Traveller (Higher And Higher)
  2. Rush: Chronicles (Freewill)
  3. Led Zeppelin: Boxed Set (Friends)
  4. Pearl Jam: Ten (Even Flow)
  5. Tori Amos: Little Earthquakes (Silent All These Years)
  6. Myst Soundtrack (Treegate)
  7. Tears for Fears: Tears Roll Down (Shout)
  8. Sarah Brightman: Eden (Lascia Ch'io Pianga)
  9. The Flaming Lips: Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots (Do You Realize??)
  10. Queensrÿche: Empire (Anybody Listening?)
  11. Beatles: White Album (Blackbird)
  12. Dido: No Angel (Here With Me)
  13. U2: Achtung Baby (Until the End of the World)
  14. Enya: A Day Without Rain (A Day Without Rain)
  15. Metallica: S&M (No Leaf Clover)
  16. Radiohead: The Bends (Nice Dream)
  17. Heart: Dreamboat Annie (Crazy On You)
  18. Porcupine Tree: Fear of a Blank Planet (Way Out of Here)
  19. Steven Wilson: Insurgentes (Harmony Korine)
  20. Juno Reactor: Luciana (11:00-21:59)
  21. Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon (The Great Gig In the Sky)
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