Stranded on an Island (Music Edition)

So we’ve all seen the hypothetical “if you were on an island and could only bring five things, what would they be?” Well, this is the music version. What ten albums would you have to have with you? Obviously, this is my list and it is in no particular order.

Pink Floyd: The Wall

Almost everyone’s essential Pink Floyd, and why wouldn’t it be? I also love the movie.


Tom Petty: Wildflowers

I was such a Tom Petty fangirl when I was little. This is my favorite, closely followed by Full Moon Fever.


Marilyn Manson: Mechanical Animals

Love this album from start to finish.


Avenged Sevenfold: Nightmare

It used to be City of Evil, but I like the diversity from track to track on Nightmare.


Tremonti: All I Was

Another one I can play without skipping a single song ❤


Collective Soul’s self-titled album

My other original band crush ❤


Disturbed: Down With the Sickness

Though I’d hate not having their version of “Sound of Silence.”


The Beatles: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

Gotta have something by the Fan Four and my mom used to sing me “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds.”


Alter Bridge: Blackbird

Um, duh!


Lynam: Slave to the Machine

Still my favorite by them and always will be.


Feel free to make your own list! 🙂



My Top 10 Vocalists in Current Rock

Obviously this is simply a matter of opinion, limited to the artists I am familiar with. But isn’t that always the case with these things?

10. Mark Tremonti (Alter Bridge/Tremonti Project)

Okay, I admit it, I’m quite partial to Alter Bridge. However, that is not the reason Mark made the list. Though I’m sure there are better vocalists out there, I feel he deserves to be recognized. He and his band (Tremonti) are terribly underrated.

9. Corey Taylor (Slipknot/Stonesour)

I’m not a huge Slipknot fan, but even in their early days I couldn’t fail to notice his voice. Stonesour — and Slipknot’s later work — served only to further showcase his abilities.

8. Ville Valo (HIM)

Do I even have to explain? As Bam Margera once said, “All girls love HIM.”

7. Matt Bellamy (Muse)

I wasn’t overly familiar with Muse until I saw them with My Chemical Romance in 2007. That was when I discovered that A) Muse rocks, and B) Matt has one hell of a voice!

6. Ivan Moody (Motograter/Five Finger Death Punch)

First with Motograter and now with FFDP, this man’s voice…it gives me shivers down my spine!

5. Jonny Hawkins (Nothing More)

He has won my heart. Hands down my favorite of the more recent frontmen.

4. Brent Smith (Shinedown)

Look, if you weren’t sold by “.45” or “Burning Bright,” I doubt there’s much I can say to change your mind.

3. David Draiman (Disturbed/Device)

This one may seem odd — until you hear him cover “Sound of Silence.” From day one, I’ve loved his voice, but it was “Darkness” from Disturbed’s second album that sealed his place forever in my top ten.

2. Jacob Bunton (Lynam/Adler)

Jacob is probably the best vocalist you’ve never heard of. He now fronts Adler, which boasts Stephen Adler of Guns N Roses, but I discovered him through his work with Lynam.

1. Myles Kennedy (Alter Bridge)

Duh! His voice is gorgeous!!! He has an amazing range and can hold a note forever… and did I mention his voice is gorgeous?!?!