I’m actually a little bit ashamed. Sometimes good things are too close to recognize.
During my late upbringing in Piteå there was a band called Merrymakers; a band that made it to the international scene. But sometimes it’s strange, people that you went to school with; can they really be top class material? Yes, they can.
In my case, I totally missed out on their awesome music, which is actually even more strange since I totally loved Jellyfish and ABBA, and I think there are so many influences from both of them here.
So, if you want to have a taste, and don’t want to make the same mistake as I did, check them out.
This “Best Album Of All Times” needed an Index since it will be kept as a separate category. After some thoughts I also rearranged some albums to my final list, so here’s the final list updated with both initial and final positions.
If you click on the link you’ll be redirected to each review.
Ok, so we’re getting close to the absolute top! On 6:th place I’ve put an album that, at the time when it hit the market, sounded like nothing else! This was the time when the grunge had hit the market massively, and the audience weren’t looking for a new amazing pop act.
Influences from Beatles, Queen, pop, folk lore… the list goes on, but still a pop-album. This is an album that sounds like anything else.
So, who are Jellyfish? The band members:
Andy Sturmer – Drums / Vocals / Guitar / Keyboards
Roger Manning Jr – Harpsichord / Keyboards / Piano / Vocals / Backing Vocals
Jason Falkner – Bass / Guitar / Vocals
Even though the band has received some amazing reviews from the critics over the years, they’ve never been a big hit in the wider streams or commercially. But my feeling is that the few that have discovered the album, are all true fans. Even the later Split Milk, which sounds like a true continuation of Bellybutton is a must-hear.
What I really like with every album that’s left on this list, is that they are well kept together. Every song has it’s place, and everything is well collected. This also goes for this amazing album, Bellybutton by Jellyfish.
So, if you haven’t heard them yet (which the most people haven’t) you should check them out, straight away.