A comment in a r/music reminded me of the Jimmy Eat World song If You Don’t, Don’t and pointed out that pretty much every Jimmy Eat World song I loved was on one album which must, objectively (subjectively), make it one of the best albums of all time.
I grew up in a period (and social class) where I didn’t really group songs by “album” (why? 1) no allowance to buy CDs, 2) the internet) so it usually comes as a surprise to me when 1 album has a cluster of my favorite songs. Anyway, it got me thinking and after 5 minutes (this is definitely a deep and well-thought out list), I have compiled a list of my favorite albums of all time, in no order:
Jimmy Eat World - Bleed American The Killers - Sam's Town All American Rejects - Move Along Brand New - Deja Entendu Panic at the Disco - A Fever You Can't Sweat Out Linkin Park - Hybrid Theory AND Meteora My Chemical Romance - The Black Parade
Not trying to be edgy or pretentious–these are pretty mainstream albums. But they’re mainstream for a reason–they’re objectively the best.