I don’t normally take up Facebook Challenges but when a friend nominated me for the ’10 Albums in 10 days Challenge’, I decided to participate. Here are the ‘rules’:

  • Think of 10 albums that have greatly influenced your music taste
  • Find the album artwork for each one and save the images
  • Post one album photo per day for 10 consecutive days
  • Make sure you don’t post any captions, explanations or reviews, only a picture of the album cover
  • Nominate some of your friends to do the same

This challenge was very enjoyable and the only difficulty was limiting my selection to 10 albums. There are so many more I could have included. I also took pity on my friends and only nominated one of them. I also may have ‘cheated’ slightly by adding the occasional comment!

I have a Pinterest board which I call ‘Music with Meaning’ and some of my choices were taken from here.

My 10 choices are not in chronological order but just as they popped into my head!

  • Kate Bush – The Kick Inside
  • Santana – Abraxas
  • Carole King – Tapestry
  • Deep Purple – Machine Head
  • The Beatles – Rubber Soul
  • Alan Parsons Project – Eye in the Sky
  • Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin 1V
  • Neil Young – Harvest
  • Cat Stevens – Tea for the Tillerman
  • Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon

There are so many other albums that influenced my taste in music, originally, whether at school or as a student, far too many to mention.

I’ve always had an eclectic taste in music and I still enjoy discovering new artists.

Who was/were your greatest influence(s) in music? I’d be very interested to know…