My Top 100 Most Influential Film Soundtracks

Watching cinema is one of my favorite hobbies, and why I consider it the highest form of art is the fact that the combination of music combined with film creates an emotional effect I can find nowhere else in the world, no matter how hard I try. Ever since I was a child, film scores…

My Top 50 Most Influential Albums from the 2010s

Some decades are remembered for certain genres of music, but the 2010s were a decade that belonged to powerful women in music. Female singer-songwriters have been around since the 19th century, but the 2010s in particular were dominated by women of all colors. Angel Olsen, Grimes, St. Vincent, Mitski, Jamila Woods, Sharon Van Etten, SZA,…

My Top 50 Most Influential Albums from the 2000s

When the year 2000 arrived and the world didn’t end, a lot of people breathed a sigh of relief that their Y2K fears were all in their heads. Thankfully the fears shifted to bizarre fashion trends including: Midriff-baring crop tops, hip-cleavage-revealing jeans, metallic hardware, body glitter, and flip flops. On the technology front, Apple introduced…

My Top 50 Most Influential Albums from the 1990s

Every decade that comes and goes brings something new and different to the world of music and pop culture, and the 1990s were no exception. Frosted tips, mullets, hoop earrings, halter tops, cropped tanks, flared jeans, baggy pants, and Doc Martens were in style. Super bright colors accompanied roller blades, Super Nintendo competed with Sega…

My Top 50 Most Influential Albums from the 1980s

The 1980s were (and still are) one of my favorite decades of music in my life. The conservative Reagan Era ushered in a sense of rebellion in pop culture, complete with wacky haircuts, bean bags, and kids walking around with Walkmans in their pockets wearing leg warmers. Everything from Post-Punk to New Wave dominated the…

My Top 50 Most Influential Albums from the 1970s

Assembling an all-inclusive, “definitive” list of the top 50 most influential albums from the 1970s (or any decade) is no easy task, so rather than compiling a list that includes artists and bands of all kinds and genres, I’ve focused only on the albums and artists that I love. I took the time to revisit…