I have to do this, though I can't leave the link at the Album site... And I won't tag anyone, though I hope Moominlight does this one. If she had to pick just 7... It might be fun to watch her struggle. I saw this and was invited over at DCup's Politits.
These aren't in any kind of order.
1. Synchronicity by the Police. I still think this is one of the most consistently interesting and well performed albums I know. I have it in both vinyl (ALBUM) and CD.
2. Say I Am Youby the Weepies. I never get tired of hearing this, and some of the songs still bring tears to my eyes.
3. Concerti Grossi - Opus 8 Antonio Vivaldi (the Red Priest). This is the group of twelve concerti that include the Seasons, which nearly everyone knows. But there are 8 more... and they are all magic.
4. This is really hard... Flyer by Nanci Griffith - the most consistently powerful album of a VERY talented singer songwriter from Texas. A lady with a lot of heart - a tiny thing with a huge voice.
5. Messiah by George F. Handel - it can't be Christmas without it. It was forbidden to play this in our house growing up until Dad had played it on Thanksgiving evening. Then it was OK to play until a few days after Christmas. That started the season, for me.
6. The Green World by Dar Williams - another incredibly talented singer/songwriter. I've been meaning to blog about a couple of her songs...
7. The Sixth Symphony (The Pastoral) by Ludwig Von Beethoven. This has always been my favorite of his symphonies - possibly Beethoven at his most peaceful and contented (not a common thing in that life).