fripodding and heavy roation: the top 5 five


Last friDay, in the first of my Heavy Rotation series, I shared my top ten favorite albums that came out before I was born. Prince seemed to be a favorite, and it almost didn’t make it on the list being so close to T-Day. Anyway, I will show you 5 top album in 5 selected categories. Since this will be a list of 25 albums, I won’t comment as to why I think the albums are on top, and I will also hold back from sharing album cover art. If you want specifics as to why I listed what I listed, you know where the comment button is.

I rate these based on their listenability – listening to an entire, or most of the album without much skipping. These are albums I bought or acquired, whereas I may not listen to every track. My rule is I have to like at least 3 songs to buy the whole thing. Well, back before iTunes and file sharing existed. I still buy a disc every once in a while. Also bear with me, it’s not easy rating these in my own liking. I keep switching who’s at #1 depending on my mood at the time. And I sadly had to take some albums out because they didn’t rate well with the listenability meter. Shucks. Nevertheless, if you don’t have any of these albums, I highly recommend you invest!

TOP 5 GOSPEL ALBUMS
I must be honest, I leave out a lot of gospel music on my playlist and even here with the friPods. And it is indeed a music genre I enjoy, and sing practically every Sunday, or every other Friday, and occasionally on Thursday…

5. BBJay – Universal Concussion
4. Detrick Haddon – Chainbreaker
3. Helen Baylor – The Live Experience
2. Detrick Haddon – Crossroads
1. Kirk Franklin – The Rebirth of Kirk Franklin

TOP 5 LIVE ALBUMS
I was actually working on making a LIVE playlist taking all the live songs I had, and well… ya know… one playlist. But I realized I have a decent collection of live albums. There are certain elements you just don’t get with studio albums. Crowd screaming for one thing. And then it makes you wish you were there when you hear them react to something as if the performer did something or maybe it’s a surprise guest! Finally, this massive party is also a compilation of some of your favorite songs, sometimes extend or mixed into a medley with something else. Just pure awesomeness all around and your ticket is about $15 for the CD.

5. Curtis Mayfield – Live 1971
4. John Legend – Live From Philadelphia
3. Kirk Franklin – The Rebirth of Kirk Franklin
2. Daft Punk – Alive 2007
1. Sam Cooke – Live from the Harlem Club Square

TOP 5 SOULFUL LADY ALBUMS
I could just knock off the soulful part so I could include Sara Barellis. I also had to draw a line and take out Lauryn Hill who’d no doubt stick out at #1. And Alicia Keys I left out for the simple fact that I wanted some newcomers to get a little bit of shine. So here are some of my favorite leading ladies… and if any of these beautiful singers are reading, please give me a call so we can hang out some time.

5. Corrine Bailey Rae – Corrine Bailey Rae
4. Chrisette Michele – I Am
3. Solange Knowles – Sol-Angel & The Hadley St. Dreams
2. Leela James – A Change Is Gonna Come
1. Joss Stone – Introducing…

TOP 5 90’s ALBUMS
LET ME MAKE THIS CLEAR: this is a list of albums I owned then. And I’m also basing this list on how often I listened to them back then. I’m fudging #5 by including 2, only because I really didn’t own the album but borrowed it several times.

5. P. Diddy & the Bad Boy Family – No Way Out/Will Smith – Big Willy Style
4. Santana – Supernatural
3. Wyclef Jean – The Carnival
2. Lauryn Hill – The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
1. K-Ci & JoJo – Love Always

TOP 5 SOUNDTRACKS
Let’s face it, some movies wouldn’t be what they are today if it wasn’t for an awesome soundtrack backing it up. Or in some cases, it’s what drives it. I also cheated on this list for the #1 slot putting 2 albums together… but it’s not really cheating. The majority of both albums were composed by the same person. I would’ve included a 3rd album with the other 2, but I don’t own it yet. I’d also like to note that Idlewild from Outkast would be on this list, except that technically, they consider the album as just that, an album, not a soundtrack to the movie. Yes, songs from the movie are included on it, but you’ll also find a chunk of the songs from Speakerboxxx/The Love Below. Anyway, check out the movies that these soundtracks belong too as well as their awesome musical ventures.

5. Dreamgirls (Deluxe edition)
4. Superbad
3. Black Snake Moan
2. Purple Rain
1. Ocean’s Eleven/Ocean’s Thirteen

Yes, yes y’all!

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