Top 2 - do or die

I’m looking to find the one $500 album, not the two $250 albums, but if I were, these would be it. Both are such amazing albums and I recommend that everyone check them out. Andrew totally changed his style for this record and I agree with his new direction 100 percent. Citizens, on the other hand, created a style of music I didn’t know I needed - I have bought multiple copies of this album only to give it away to friends.

59. Andrew Belle’s Black Bear, ‘13 
4. Citizens’ self-titled, ‘13

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Top 4 - difficult decisions.

At this point these albums feel like friends… And how could you cut down three of your closest friends? Well, you have to if you want to find out “the best friend.” At this point each album is worth $125 each, so that’s not bad.

77. Icon For Hire’s Self-Titled, ‘13
59. Andrew Belle’s Black Bear, ‘13 
4. Citizens’ self-titled, ‘13
1. Cold War Kids’ Dear Miss Lonelyhearts, ‘13

1 day ago | Tags: 500 album icon for hire andrew belle citizens cold war kids

Top 7 - staying power

One if these will be my $500 album. Any guesses?

Notice these albums all have a ‘13 by them. These albums are fresh and have the staying quality which means they will be stand up records that will be talked about for years to come. These are classics that each band should be proud of making.

77. Icon For Hire’s Self-Titled, ‘13
62. Ben Rector’s The Walking In Between, ‘13
59. Andrew Belle’s Black Bear, ‘13 
6. Paramore’s self-titled, ‘13
4. Citizens’ self-titled, ‘13
2. Surrogate’s Post-Heroic, ‘13
1. Cold War Kids’ Dear Miss Lonelyhearts, ‘13

2 days ago | Tags: icon for hire 500 album ben rector Andrew belle paramore surrogate cold war kids emusic

Top 14 - an elite club

At this point it’s about weeding out the good ones from the greats. To me these were albums that stayed on constant rotation throughout this experiment and you are beginning to see the best float to the top.

85. The Spirit That Guides Us’ Don’t Shoot, Let Us Burn, ‘08
77. Icon For Hire’s Self-Titled, ‘13
76. Shad’s Flying Colours, ‘13
74. Jars of Clay’s Inland, ‘13 
64. Canopy Climbers’ Distances, ‘11 
62. Ben Rector’s The Walking In Between, ‘13
59. Andrew Belle’s Black Bear, ‘13 
57. Norma Jean’s Wrongdoers, ‘13 
48. Garden & Villas’ Self-titled, ‘11 
27. Lights’ Siberia (Acoustic), ‘13
6. Paramore’s self-titled, ‘13
4. Citizens’ self-titled, ‘13
2. Surrogate’s Post-Heroic, ‘13
1. Cold War Kids’ Dear Miss Lonelyhearts, ‘13

3 days ago | Tags: emusic 500 album elite albums

Top 23 - the second cut is just as bad

I’m dropping down the weight by removing the majority of EPs and various other albums that I felt needed to be “lost.” Of course these are all good albums, but we need to get down to the one album worth $500.

85. The Spirit That Guides Us’ Don’t Shoot, Let Us Burn, ‘08
83. Doug Burr’s O Ye Devastator, ‘10
82. Sainthood Reps’ Headswell, ‘13
80. The Out_Circuit’s Pierce The Empire With A Sound, ‘08
77. Icon For Hire’s Self-Titled, ‘13
76. Shad’s Flying Colours, ‘13
75. Norma Jean’s Birds And Microscopes And Bottles of Elixirs And Raw Steak And A Bunch Of Songs, ‘10
74. Jars of Clay’s Inland, ‘13
65. Over The Rhine’s Meet Me At The Edge Of The World, ‘13 
64. Canopy Climbers’ Distances, ‘11 
62. Ben Rector’s The Walking In Between, ‘13
59. Andrew Belle’s Black Bear, ‘13 
57. Norma Jean’s Wrongdoers, ‘13 
48. Garden & Villas’ Self-titled, ‘11
47. Relient K’s Collapsible Lung, ‘13 
40. Canopy Climber’s Miles, ‘13
27. Lights’ Siberia (Acoustic), ‘13
24. Lights’ Siberia (Deluxe), ‘12
18. Josh White’s Achor, ‘10
6. Paramore’s self-titled, ‘13
4. Citizens’ self-titled, ‘13
2. Surrogate’s Post-Heroic, ‘13
1. Cold War Kids’ Dear Miss Lonelyhearts, ‘13

4 days ago | Tags: music blog top albums 500 album emusic

Top 46 - the first cut is the deepest

I cut down the 91 albums I bought on eMusic down to 46.

89. Ben Rector’s Into the Morning, ‘10
85. The Spirit That Guides Us’ Don’t Shoot, Let Us Burn, ‘08
84. Sleeping At Last’s Space II, ‘13
83. Doug Burr’s O Ye Devastator, ‘10
82. Sainthood Reps’ Headswell, ‘13
80. The Out_Circuit’s Pierce The Empire With A Sound, ‘08
78. Amos Lee’s Mountains Of Sorrow, Rivers of Song, ‘13
77. Icon For Hire’s Self-Titled, ‘13
76. Shad’s Flying Colours, ‘13
75. Norma Jean’s Birds And Microscopes And Bottles of Elixirs And Raw Steak And A Bunch Of Songs, ‘10
74. Jars of Clay’s Inland, ‘13
73. Aaron Sprinkle’s Water & Guns, ‘13
72. Sleeping at Last’s Space 1, ‘13
71. Gungor’s I Am Mountain, ‘13
70. Twin Forks’ Self-titled Ep, ‘13
66. The Lone Bellow’s Self-titled, ‘13
65. Over The Rhine’s Meet Me At The Edge Of The World, ‘13 
64. Canopy Climbers’ Distances, ‘11 
62. Ben Rector’s The Walking In Between, ‘13
59. Andrew Belle’s Black Bear, ‘13 
58. The Civil Wars’ Self-titled, ‘13 
57. Norma Jean’s Wrongdoers, ‘13 
56. Jeff Schneeweis’ Closer, ‘13 
53. Thousand Foot Krutch’s Metamorphosiz: The End Is Where We Begin Vol. 2, ‘13
52. Thousand Foot Krutch’s Metamorphosiz: The End Is Where We Begin Vol. 1, ‘12
50. Tallhart’s We Are The Same ‘13 
48. Garden & Villas’ Self-titled, ‘11
47. Relient K’s Collapsible Lung, ‘13 
46. Oh, Sleeper’s The Titan EP, ‘13
44. Old Daisy’s Self-titled, ‘13 
40. Canopy Climber’s Miles, ‘13
38. The Drawing Room’s Self-titled, ‘12
37. Amos Lee’s Lost Days At the Lodge, ‘08
33. The Almost’s Fear Inside Our Bones, ‘13
27. Lights’ Siberia (Acoustic), ‘13
24. Lights’ Siberia (Deluxe), ‘12
23. Anchor & Braille’s The Quiet Life, ‘12
21. Family Force Five’s Dance Or Die With A Vengeance, ‘09
20. Denison Witmer’s Recovered, ‘09
18. Josh White’s Achor, ‘10
17. FM Static’s My Brain Says Stop, But My Heart Says Go, ‘11
7. Bad Books’ II, ‘12.
6. Paramore’s self-titled, ‘13
4. Citizens’ self-titled, ‘13
2. Surrogate’s Post-Heroic, ‘13
1. Cold War Kids’ Dear Miss Lonelyhearts, ‘13

5 days ago | Tags: emusic music music blog album

91 albums down to 1

The next phase, after spending $500 on eMusic and recording WHY I bought each album, is to go back and cut down albums. I’ll be downsizing my list by half each post till I get to my $500 album. Below are the 91 albums, my next blog are the 46 I’m keeping.


91. Five Iron Frenzy’s Engine of a Million Plots, ‘13
90. Ben Rector’s Something Like This, ‘11
89. Ben Rector’s Into the Morning, ‘10
88. Plastic Planets’ self-titled, ‘13
87. Schematic’s Color (n.) Inside The Lines, ‘13
86. Cookbook & Blu’s Yes, ‘13
85. The Spirit That Guides Us’ Don’t Shoot, Let Us Burn, ‘08
84. Sleeping At Last’s Space II, ‘13
83. Doug Burr’s O Ye Devastator, ‘10
82. Sainthood Reps’ Headswell, ‘13
81. Least of These’s More Than Conquerors EP, ‘11
80. The Out_Circuit’s Pierce The Empire With A Sound, ‘08
79. Son Lux’s Lanterns, ‘13
78. Amos Lee’s Mountains Of Sorrow, Rivers of Song, ‘13
77. Icon For Hire’s Self-Titled, ‘13
76. Shad’s Flying Colours, ‘13
75. Norma Jean’s Birds And Microscopes And Bottles of Elixirs And Raw Steak And A Bunch Of Songs, ‘10
74. Jars of Clay’s Inland, ‘13
73. Aaron Sprinkle’s Water & Guns, ‘13
72. Sleeping at Last’s Space 1, ‘13
71. Gungor’s I Am Mountain, ‘13
70. Twin Forks’ Self-titled Ep, ‘13
69. Abandon’s II, ‘09
68. Search The City’s Flight, ‘13
67. Parachute’s Overnight, ‘13
66. The Lone Bellow’s Self-titled, ‘13
65. Over The Rhine’s Meet Me At The Edge Of The World, ‘13 
64. Canopy Climbers’ Distances, ‘11 
63. O’Brother’s Disillusionment, ‘13 
62. Ben Rector’s The Walking In Between, ‘13 
61. Rootdown’s Grown In Oregon, ‘12 
60. Churchill’s The War Within, ‘13 
59. Andrew Belle’s Black Bear, ‘13 
58. The Civil Wars’ Self-titled, ‘13 
57. Norma Jean’s Wrongdoers, ‘13 
56. Jeff Schneeweis’ Closer, ‘13 
55. SafetySuit’s These Times, ‘12 
54. Owl City’s Midsummer Station Acoustic, ‘13 
53. Thousand Foot Krutch’s Metamorphosiz: The End Is Where We Begin Vol. 2, ‘13
52. Thousand Foot Krutch’s Metamorphosiz: The End Is Where We Begin Vol. 1, ‘12
51. Seabird’s Troubled Days, ‘13 
50. Tallhart’s We Are The Same ‘13 
49. Demon Hunter’s The World Is A Thorn (Deluxe Edition) ‘13 
48. Garden & Villas’ Self-titled, ‘11
47. Relient K’s Collapsible Lung, ‘13 
46. Oh, Sleeper’s The Titan EP, ‘13
45. Capital Kings’ Self-titled, ‘13 
44. Old Daisy’s Self-titled, ‘13 
43. Lights’ Acoustic EP, ‘10 
42. Sufjan Stevens’ Songs For Christmas EPs, ‘09-‘10 
41. Cookbook (& DJ Rhettmatic)’s Phantom Menace EP, ‘13 
40. Canopy Climber’s Miles, ‘13
39. Cotton Jones Basket Ride’s The River Strumming, ‘08
38. The Drawing Room’s Self-titled, ‘12
37. Amos Lee’s Lost Days At the Lodge, ‘08
36. Shawn McDonald’s The Analog Sessions, ‘13
35. Tim Timmons’ Cast My Cares, ‘13 
34. Sleeping At Last’s Atlas: Light, ‘13
33. The Almost’s Fear Inside Our Bones, ‘13
32. Damien Jurado’s Maraqopa Sessions, ‘12
31. The O.C. Supertones’ For His Glory, ‘12
30. Sleeping At Last’s Keep No Score, ‘06
29. Vocal Few’s Tall Trees EP, ‘13
28. Eisley’s Currents (Deluxe), ‘13
27. Lights’ Siberia (Acoustic), ‘13
26. Children 18:3’s On The Run, ‘12
25. Sleeping At Last’s Ghosts, ‘03
24. Lights’ Siberia (Deluxe), ‘12
23. Anchor & Braille’s The Quiet Life, ‘12
22. Lovedrug’s EP II, ‘10
21. Family Force Five’s Dance Or Die With A Vengeance, ‘09
20. Denison Witmer’s Recovered, ‘09
19. Andrew Belle’s The Ladder Remixed, ‘12
18. Josh White’s Achor, ‘10
17. FM Static’s My Brain Says Stop, But My Heart Says Go, ‘11
16. MXPX’s On The Cover II, ‘09
15. Denison Witmer’s Self-titled, ‘13 14. Joy Electric’s My Grandfather, The Cubist, ‘08 13. Starflyer 59’s I Am The Portuguese Blues, ‘04 12. U2’s U218 Singles, ‘06 11. Foster The People’s Torches, ‘11 10. Anberlin’s Never Take Friendship Personal, ‘05
9. The Last Bison’s Inheritance, ‘13
8. Sho Baraka’s Talented 10th, ‘13
7. Bad Books’ II, ‘12.
6. Paramore’s self-titled, ‘13
5. Hawk Nelson’s Made, ‘13
4 & 3. Citizens’ self-titled, ‘13
2. Surrogate’s Post-Heroic, ‘13
1. Cold War Kids’ Dear Miss Lonelyhearts, ‘13

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