Everyday Music

Okay. The topic on this forum that has been beaten to death more than any other is the infamous “What Kind of Music Do You Lift To.” We’ve done it over and over, and while it doesn’t really get old (since musical choices change so often), I want to put a new spin on things. I don’t recall this one being done, or at least not recently. Here is the question:

For everyday music (not music to get you AMPED), what six albums would you put in your changer?

Here is what I have in my car at the moment:
(1) “In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3” -Coheed & Cambria
(2) “6:66” -Danzig
(3) “Sinner” -Drowning Pool
(4) “Keep It Together” -Guster
(5) “Absolution” -Muse
(6) “The Sickness” -Disturbed


1)Alice in Chains - Dirt
2)Queens of the stone age - Lullabys to Paralyze

3)Tom Waits - Rain dogs
4)Jeff Buckley - Grace
5)Black Label Society - Stronger than Death
6)Soundgarden - Superunknown

Korn (Greatest Hits)
Led Zeppelin (Personal Mix)
Limp Bizkit (Unquestionable Truth I)
Pink Floyd (Personal Mix)
Laurie Berkner (Victor Vito) For my kids.
Deftones (Around the Fur)

  1. The Postal Service-Give Up

  2. Kasabian-Kasabian

  3. Eliot Smith-From a basement on a hill

  4. Interpol-Antics

  5. Radiohead-Kid A

  6. Belle & Sebastian-Tigermilk

Okay, music to keep in the car at all times, realizing I live out of my car most of the time it seems.

1, 2, 3. TransSiberian Orchestra - all three X-mas albums (hey its good all year long)

  1. Evanescance - bring me to life

  2. Outkast - Speaker Box/Love Below(its all one jewel case so I’m counting it as one.)

  3. Jimmy Buffet - A1A.

1.The Secret Chiefs 3 - Book M
2.Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
3.Rainbow - Rainbow Rising
4.High on Fire - The Art of Self Defense
5.Jethro Tull - Songs from the Wood
6.Led Zepplin - 2

also rans: The Acid Mothers Temple - In “C”, Anal Cunt, Yes, Mountain, Steppenwolf, Neurosis, Sour Vein, 13, Winter, Grief, YOB, Corrupted, Burning Witch, any and all DOOM METAL

  1. Beck-Sea Change
  2. Beck-Guero
  3. The Who-Who’s next
  4. Fleetwood Mac-The Dance
  5. Smashing Pumpkins-Siamese Dream
  6. U2-The best of 1990-2000
  1. Slayer-God Hate Us All
  2. Pantera-All of their albums
  3. Slayer-Reign in Blood
  4. Metallica-Kill’em All to Master
  5. Henry Rollins-Think Tank
  6. Any current Heavy Metal Fave

Fucking Metal, Yeah

  1. Black Sabbath - Master of Reality
  2. Down - NOLA
  3. eyehategod - Confederacy of Ruined Lives
  4. Bongzilla - Gateway
  5. Sleep - Sleep’s Holy Mountain
  6. Mississippi Sludge - Biscuits & Slavery

Honorable Mention: COC, Earth, Acid Bath

Being a musician myself…There’s just WAY too much great music out there to nail down to only a few. But I’ll try.

  1. U2: Rattle and Hum

  2. Police: Live double disc

  3. System of a Down: Mesmerize

  4. Queens of the Stone Age: Lullabys to Paralyze

  5. The Mars Volta: Any and all

  6. Tool/ Perfect Circle: Any and all

  1. Smashing Pumkins “Rotten Apples” (best of album)

  2. Peter Gabriel “Secret World Live” mix.

  3. Tool “Lateralus”

  4. The Killers “Hot Fuss”

  5. Jay Z’s Black Album

  6. Stone Temple Pilot’s “Thank You”


  1. Queens of the Stone Age-Lullabys to Paralyze
  2. Death from Above 1979- You’re a Woman, I’m a Machine
  3. Chevelle- This type of thinking could do us in
  4. Refused- Shape of punk to come
  5. SOAD-Mezmerize
  6. Sugar-Copper Blue

Only 6- that’s difficult. In no particular order:

Black Label Society- Blessed Hellride
Metallica- Kill em all
Sabbath- Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
Springsteen- The River
Springsteen- Wild, Innocent, (etc.)
Iron Maiden- Number of the Beast

Runner ups:
Sabbath- Paranoid
Metallica- Master of Puppets
Raven- Rock until you drop
Sabbath- Mob Rules; Heaven and Hell

The Killers - “Hot Fuss”
Dido - “No Angel”
Oasis - Whatever I punch up on my iPod that day
50 Cent - “The Massacre”
U2 - “How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb”
AC/DC - “Back In Black”

I am sort of all over the map. These are just a few that jumped to mind. The Killers are what I have been listening to the most. Plus, with iTunes, I am buying groups of songs more than albums of late.


Anything by the following

  1. Bella Fleck
  2. David Grissman
  3. Jerry Garcia
  4. Keb Mo
  5. Rush
  6. Greg Brown

In that order.

[quote]psycho billy wrote:

  1. Black Sabbath - Master of Reality
  2. Down - NOLA
  3. eyehategod - Confederacy of Ruined Lives
  4. Bongzilla - Gateway
  5. Sleep - Sleep’s Holy Mountain
  6. Mississippi Sludge - Biscuits & Slavery

Honorable Mention: COC, Earth, Acid Bath

Fucking awsome taste in music bro! Have you heard COC’s new disc?

I am all over the place with my choices.
Here’s 10…

1.Allman Brothers Band - Eat A Peach
2.Kings of Leon - Aha Shake heart Break
4.Drive-By Truckers - Decoration Day
5.Interpol - Antics
6.Pinback - Summer in Abaddon
7.Mastodon - Leviathan
8.The Black Crowes - The Southern Harmony and Muscial Companion
9.Mofro - Blackwater
10.Mofro - Lochloosa

For everyday listening 6 of my fav’s would be in no order:

Electric ladyland or anything by -Jimi Hendrix
K&D Sessions- Kruder and Dorfmeister
Whats going on-Marvin Gaye
Blue Lines or any of the first three albums of Massive Attack
Free your Mind and your arse will follow-Funkdelic(pretty much anything by Parliament, Funkadelic)
Anthology- Sly and the Family stone

In no particular order:

The Burning Red - Machine Head
Significant Other - Limp Bizkit
Weight - Rollins Band
Divine Intervention - Slayer
Iowa - Slipknot
Motley Crue - Motley Crue
The Triple X Soundtrack - Various Artists

bad religion - all ages

the doors - greatest hits

eric clapton - me and mr. johnson

death by stereo - into the valley of death

nofx - the decline

the vandals - christmas with the vandals

  1. .38 Special - Greatest Hits
  2. Lynyrd Skynyrd - Skynyrds Inyrds
  3. Evanescence - Fallen
  4. Van Halen - 1984
  5. Robert Earle Keene - No.2 Live Dinner
  6. THeory of a Deadman - Theory of a Dead Man