I've been checking out that Burning House website (where people submit photos of what they'd take with them if their house was burning down) and it got me thinking about what albums I'd take with me. Here are those albums.
(from top to bottom)
Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Death Cab For Cutie - Transatlanticism
Deftones - White Pony
The Hold Stead - Boys and Girls in America
Garden State - Music From The Motion Picture
The National - High Violet
Sufjan Stevens - Illinois
The Postal Service - Give Up
Saves The Day - Stay What You Are
Brand New - Your Favorite Weapon
Taking Back Sunday - Tell All Your Friends
Thursday - Full Collapse
Tegan and Sara - The Con
The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Underoath - Lost in the Sound of Separation
Every Time I Die - Hot Damn!
Sigur Ros - Takk...
Thrice - Vheissu
Bon Iver - Bon Iver, Bon Iver
The only guidelines I set for myself was that I could only choose one album from a band's discography and to keep it around 20 albums. I feel like out of the albums I own (granted I had 300 albums stolen from me when I was 18), these were the ones that best described the person I am today. It was tough to just narrow it down to this many albums. So I pose the question to you: what albums can you not live without?