As anyone who has read this blog knows, Ronnie James Dio is my favorite singer of all time space and dimension.
R.I.P. Ronnie and thanks again for the music.
I have been working on a Top 100 favorite songs list for about 4 months now. I didn’t place any rules or guidelines on the list. It was just supposed to be my 100 favorite songs…period. I have made 36+ updates to the list (actually much, much more than that, but I have renamed the list 36 times…and I am up to “MK 36″). But, I give up. It’s impossible for me. The main reason being, upon analyzing my list, is that I am not a “singles” or “song” guy. I am a “band” guy. Meaning, I really like certain bands and musicians. And if I REALLY dig ‘em, I like their WHOLE catalog. Thus my list was almost completely dominated by: Black Sabbath, Black Flag (& various Greg Ginn solo-bands), Saint Vitus, Frank Zappa, and a few others. Without rules that limit the number of songs per artist allowed on the list, those four artists could have taken up all 100 slots on the list! Beyond that, the other songs by other artists on my list seemed to change, no matter how hard I tried to analyze my tastes in music. It has been really difficult.
1.) Saint Vitus – Lillie: F-65 (released 05/22/2012)
2.) Van Halen – A Different Kind of Truth (released 02/07/2012)
3.) Om – Advaitic Songs (released 07/23/2012)
4.) Autopsy – All Tomorrow’s Funerals (released 02/28/2012)
5.) Pallbearer – Sorrow and Extinction (released 02/21/2012)
6.) Conan – Monnos (released 04/02/2012)
7.) EARTH – Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light II (released 02/06/2012)
8.) The Melvins Lite – Freak Puke (released 06/05/2012)