Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Least Essential Albums

The Onion's A.V. Club released it's annual list of least essential albums today. I love the least essential albums list. This year's list is somewhat of a disappointment, however. I've never heard any of the music on this list, but that's nothing new. For some reason, the albums that they "honor" and the categories that they have made up don't seem as ridiculous as they have in years past. If I had to pick a favorite, I'd say that this year's best award category is: Least Essential Acoustic Anniversary Version of an Album Everyone's Sick of Already (Alanis Morisette, Jagged Little Pill Acoustic). The money quote comes from the review of The Rose Vol 2: Music Inspired by Tupac's Poetry.

In a shocking lapse in his once-remarkable posthumous work ethic, Tupac Shakur somehow failed to put out a new album this year: It appears that dying in 1995 is finally starting to catch up with him.

Check out some of the least essential albums of years past here, here, here, and here.


gregorykwu said...

Hodge, don't you think you are exaggerating slightly when you say you've never heard of any of the music on this list? I thought for sure I saw "Ian Anderson Plays The Orchestral Jethro Tull" and Herbie Hancock's "Possibilities" in your little Christmas bag last week.

dhodge said...

Well, I did pick up a copy of John Cena & Tha Trademarc's latest album when I went to WWE Raw live, but that's it.