Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Rachel's Top 5 Favorite Albums

If you know me at all, you know I love me some classic rock. I'm very passionate about my music, so I've decided to share my top five favorite albums with you fools.

1. Abbey Road, The Beatles (1969)

Songs I Really Dig:
 - Something
 - Maxwell's Silver Hammer
 - Oh! Darling
 - Golden Slumbers
 - The End

Though it was released in 1969 before Let It Be (released in 1970), Abbey Road was The Beatles' very last album -- and it is amazing. It is a perfect compilation of all four members' unique style. I know, I know, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967) is the most influential album of all time, but I think Abbey Road is The Beatles' best work.

2. Band on the Run, Paul McCartney and Wings (1973)

Songs I Really Dig:
- Band on the Run
- Jet
- Mrs. Vandebilt
- Let Me Roll It
- Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five

Of course, I cry tears of joy over everything McCartney. But this album. This album seriously changed my life. Crying now. Luv u, Paul.

3. The Dark Side of the Moon, Pink Floyd (1973)

Songs I Really Dig:
- Time
- Money
- Us and Them
- Brain Damage
- Eclipse

Fun fact: My high school band did a marching show to this my senior year (I played the tenor sax solo in Us and Them, holla at yo gurl). This album is one of those that I can turn on and just listen to. Like, sit on my couch with a drink and just listen to it. It's mesmerizing to me. My favorite song of all time, Time is on this album. LISTEN TO IT. BYE.

4. The Rolling Stones, Sticky Fingers (1971)

Songs I Really Dig:
- Brown Sugar
- Sway
- Wild Horses
- Can't You Hear Me Knocking
- Dead Flowers

Who can't love an album with a crotch on the front? Right? Am I right? J/K LOLZ, I don't like the album because of the bulge. However, from the opening guitar riff in Can't You Hear Me Knocking to the country-twang style of Dead Flowers, this album is f*cking perfection.

5. Rumours, Fleetwood Mac (1977)

Songs I Really Dig:

- Second Hand News
- Never Going Back Again
- Go Your Own Way
- You Make Loving Fun
- I Don't Want to Know

Apparently this album is what happened after all the members of Fleetwood Mac were banging each other. I'm glad Lindsey and Stevie were hooking up and fighting a lot, because, well, yeah, I love and listen to this album waaaay too much.

There ya go. I really think everyone should own these albums. Or just listen to the songs I really dig. Because I'm Rachel Bottlinger and I know what I am talking about, bitchez.


  1. Girl, I would reenact the Battle of the Bulge with you anytime.

    They don't call me Dwight "D" Eisenhower for nothing.

  2. Rachel. You are just so kewl. I can only aspire to be as great as you are in everything. WOW. No one is as cool as you. No wonder you praise yourself all the time.