Category Archives: Lists

Top 500 rock albums of all time by jerry Ryan

It’s pretty predictable early on to pick the greatest albums of all time. Some pretty obvious ones and later on I’ll blend a few personal favorites in as well. Hey, it’s my list. Why not? Anyway, I’m not gonna go … Continue reading

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Musicians Speak: Mark Buttich’s Top Five Albums/Musicians

By Mark Buttich (singer/songwriter) Five Musicians that have changed my life: 1. Elvis Costello – He’s a great songwriter who will put any type of album out and doesn’t give fuck. 2. Buddy Holly – One of the first musicians who wanted to write and … Continue reading

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Liz Schiller’s Top Albums of 2011

By Liz Schiller My favorites from 2011, in no particular order: Fitz and The Tantrums – “Pickin’ Up the Pieces” – I could listen to this one all day, every day, and it never gets old. Their live show is a … Continue reading

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Musicians Speak: Vince Russo’s Top Five Albums

By Vince Russo, singer/songwriter 1. Robert Johnson’s “The Complete Recordings” – The fact that RJ makes you feel his pain and the beautiful agony in his voice, all while making you feel better through his music, really got me hooked and … Continue reading

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Musicians Speak: Rick Land’s Top Musicians and Albums

By Rick Land, guitarist for Resident Stone Band/Artists/Styles 1. Black Sabbath – One day when I was about 8 years old, I was riding in the car with my dad. Up to that point in my life, I had only been … Continue reading

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Musicians Speak: Chris Gennone’s Five Most Inspirational Records

By Chris Gennone, lead singer and guitarist for Hyawatha 1. “On the Beach” – Neil Young: That part in “Motion Pictures” where he croons, “I’d rather start all over again,” knocks the wind out of me; it’s his plea to … Continue reading

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Musicians Speak: Patrick Fiore’s Top Five Bands/Albums

By Patrick Fiore (guitarist, vocalist for Plantation) Pink Floyd – “Darkside of The Moon” Prior to discovering this album I was really into metal music. I fronted a Death Metal band (Feticide) and was heavily influenced by bands like Opeth, … Continue reading

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Musicians Speak: Robert Weiss’ Top Albums of 2011

Rob Weiss knows his shit. He’s been playing in indie rock band Deardarkhead since 1988, and to this day the band still performs. Elephant Talk recently presented Rob and his band with an award on New Year’s Eve. So, we … Continue reading

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Jerry’s Picks: Top Albums of 2011

Elephant Talk founder Jerry Ryan’s top 30 albums of 2011: Fleet Foxes – “Helplessness Blues” PJ Harvey – “Let England Shake” Radiohead – “King of Limbs” Wild Beasts – “Smother” The War on Drugs – “Slave Ambient” Tom Waits – … Continue reading

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Musicians Speak: Favorites From 2011

We asked some of our favorite musicians (and some of our writers/editors) what their favorite songs, albums, and live performances of 2011 were. This is what they said. Derek Daunicht (vocalist, guitarist from The Rhodes) Album of The Year: “Metals” … Continue reading

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