Regardless of his prehistoric suffix, the man otherwise known as Kepplesaurus is highly evolved.  And competitive.

He challenged me to do something that was essentially impossible – sift through all my music and select a mere 15 songs that I couldn’t live without.  What you’re seeing below took altogether too long…

On the surface this seems easy.  You could hypothetically choose songs in the same way the AFI chooses movies.  In other words, you’re primarily ranking them based on a) how revolutionary the music was at the time and b) how much it’s held up since its release.  Then you put them in order.  Simple enough.

It becomes more challenging when you’re forced to merge importance with preference.  Having to consider so many variables (quality of music, emotion a certain song evokes, songs that define a genre, whether you believe a song received too much or too little hype, etc.)  for so few spots slows the selection process tremendously.  It started to take too long, so we had to agree that this will change year-to-year.

So without further delay, here they are.  I apologize for the three-week selection process, Mr. Kepple.  This took awhile…

Bloc Party – This Modern Love

The Beatles – Blackbird (only thing available was a cover from I am Sam)

Phoenix – 1901

Pearl Jam – Better Man

2Pac – Changes

Peter Gabriel – Solsbury Hill (playlist above says Paul Simon to avoid copyright)

Bob Dylan – The Times They are A-Changin’

Counting Crows – A Murder of One

Radiohead – Karmapolice

Beach Boys – God Only Knows

The Wallflowers – Three Marlenas

Bon Iver – Holocene

Third Eye Blind – Semi Charmed Life

Michael Jackson – Thriller

Whitney Houston – I Will Always Love You  (I needed a female in here, right?  Right.)

First Five Out:

Regina Spektor – Samson (acoustic)
Biggie – N.O.T.O.R.I.O.U.S.
Daft Punk – Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger
The B-52’s – Love Shack
David Gray – This Year’s Love

Next Five Out:

Coldplay – See You Soon
The Weepies – The World Spins Madly On
Pat McGee Band – Flooding Both of Us
2Pac – Dear Mama
Tom Petty – Learning to Fly


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