So when Kate from Kate Takes 5 pulled out her Listography this week - Top 5 Albums by a Band - I instantly thought "Snap. I'm all over this". Turns out choosing 5 ain't so easy. But I've given it a good nudge and am now dancing around at the top of my lungs having a jolly old time thanks to my dear friend Kate. Shame no one's here to see it really.
- Boyz II Men - Legacy
Oh yes. You heard me. Don't pretend you haven't crooned along to "On Bended Knee" more times than you'd care to admit, or pulled the air down in a heart-wrenching fist to "I'll make love to you". There's nothing to be ashamed of. Really.
2. Powderfinger - Odyssey No 5
Well, if you're Australian, you'll 100% get this choice. Like most of my countrymen, I have every one of Powderfinger's albums and am utterly and completely in love with Coxie, the drummer and of course, Bernard, the lead singer. Luckily, they're also an incredible band. And live? They just plain rock. If this song doesn't make you feel good, well, perhaps you need to see a counsellor.
3. The Killers - Hot Fuss or Sam's Town or Day & Age (I couldn't choose)
"I got soul but I'm not a soldier, I got soul but I'm not a soldier, I got soul but I'm not a soldier". Seriously. The anthem of the century (from Sam's Town).
I am so attached to this band. Not only is it Phil's all time favourite band, but they are pretty much the theme band (if there is such a thing) for my time in London. We saw them play at so many concerts and festivals, and had so many amazing nights dancing like mad with our awesome London friends to their ridiculously awesome songs. Amazing times all round. Oh, and I fancy Brandon Flowers. How could you not? Only problem is he's a midget, and a Morman.
4. Mumford & Sons - Sigh No More
Little Lion Man. Triple J's Top 100, 2009. 'Nuff said.
5. Phoenix - United
a) They're French.
b) Their albums are an amazing mix between every genre. So it pleases everyone.
c) They are incredible live.
d) They're French.
If you've not heard Phoenix before, sit back, grab a beer and listen to this song and this one. Trust me, you'll be hooked.
So, there they are. My top 5.
What do you think? Are you fan? Do you no longer respect me for including B2M? I'm actually a bit of a boy band lover....but that's a whole other blog post ;)
Head on over to Kate's blog to see some more bands. I haven't spotted any other boy bands yet. Gulp.