Sunday, October 21, 2007

Top 10 People in Public Life Who Make Me Angry

1. Jade Goody
2. Liam Gallagher
3. Hazel Blears
4. Davina McCall
5. Prince Edward
6. Ruth Kelly
7. Gordon Brown
8. Patricia Hewitt
9. Stephen Byers
10. Victoria Beckham

11. Linda Barker

Apologies that there's so many politicians. I will update the list when I think of others.

UPDATE: Now this is a well-considered list. I will take note.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Top 10 Most Recent Films I've Watched on DVD

I'll update this list whenever I watch something new.

From the top, the latest films I've watched, the date I watched them, my mark out of 10 and a comment:

Letters from Iwo Jima - 29 Oct 07 - 9
The Lives of Others - 20 Oct 07 - 8
Babel - 19 Oct 07 - 8
Where Eagles Dare - 18 Oct 07 - 9
The Jungle Book - 15 Oct 07 - 9
The Matrix - 13 Oct 07 - 9
This is Spinal Tap - 12 Oct 07 - 9
Die Hard 4.0 - 8 Oct 07 - 3
Apocalypto - 5 Oct 07 - 8.5
The Constant Gardener - 4 Oct 07 - 7.5
Planes, Trains and Automobiles - 27 September 07 - 7.5 - Rush hour to the extreme. Amusing
Heat - 26 September 07 - 8.5 - Two greats collide in superb Los Angeles crime saga
The Gods Must Be Crazy - 14 September 07 - 7.5 - Amusing African story with Benny Hill effects
The Queen - 2 September 07 - 8.5 - Superb acting, but how much is fact?
Downfall - 28 August 07 - 8 - Fact-based last days of Hitler. Noted attention to detail
It took me 2 month to watch 24 Season 5 between June and August
Inside Man - 26 June 07 - 8 - Clever bank heist flick. I might give it a go
Hostel - 4 June 07 - 6 - Another generic slasher movie with a couple of genius moments
The Wind that Shakes the Barley - 29 May 07 - 7.5 - Does for Ireland what Braveheart did for Scotland. Brits out!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Top 10 Nights Out on the Razzle Dazzle

1. Hong Kong Sevens - March 2003
2. Amsterdam - February 2001
3. Hills Stag Weekend, Amsterdam - April 2007
4. Bank Holiday Weekend at Smiths, Devon - August 2003
5. Bollom Stag Weekend, Bratislava - May 2005
6. Dublin - June 2000
7. Monte Carlo - August 1999
8. Queen's Golden Jubilee Party, Knockholt - June 2002
9. My 21st Birthday, Durham to Edinbugh - November 1997
10. New Year on The Thames - December 1999

Top 10 Favourite Cartoons

1. The Simpsons
2. Family Guy
3. Inspector Gadget
4. He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
5. Scooby Doo
6. The Pink Panther
7. Tom and Jerry
8. Bugs Bunny
9. Wacky Races
10. Dangermouse

Monday, September 17, 2007

Top 10 Most Recent Films I've Watched at the Cinema

From the top, the latest films I've watched, the date I watched them, my mark out of 10 and a comment:

Knocked Up - 21 September 07 - 8.5 - Amusing mix of stoner flick and sudden responsibility story
The Bourne Ultimatum - 11 September 07 - 9 - Wham, bam; edge of your seat stuff. Gripping
Transformers - 8 August 07 - 7 - Superb effects make up for a chuckle-inducing storyline
Spiderman 3 - 5 May 07 - 7 - Great effects; weak plot which seemed to be written just to give the desired moral of the story...
Sunshine - 16 April 07 - 8 - Superb effects and soundtrack; shame the plot goes down the toilet
The Illusionist - 8 Mar 07 - 6.5 - Love story mixed with magic; it never really takes off
Rocky Balboa - 22 Jan 07 - 6.5 - Slow going until the training montage
The Last King of Scotland - 18 Jan 07 - 9 - Forest Whitaker moves, rightly, into the big league

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Top 10 Favourite Roller-Coasters

1. Top Thrill Dragster, Cedar Point
2. Montu, Busch Gardens
3. Storm Runner, Hershey Park
4. Millennium Force, Cedar Point
5. Twister, Knoebels
6. Pepsi Max Big One, Blackpool
7. Nemesis, Thorpe Park
8. Dominator, Geauga Lake
9. Great Bear, Hersheypark
10. X-Flight, Geauga Lake

Honourable Mention: Mission: SPACE at Epcot

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Top 10 Living People I'd Invite to Dinner

...and my opening question.

1. Bill Gates: "How are you going to beat your biggest rival, Google?"
2. Sergei Brin and Larry Page: "How are you going to beat your biggest rival, Microsoft?"
3. Li Ka-shing: "Has investing in 3G been your biggest mistake?"
4. Boris Yeltsin: "Did you sell the family jewels too cheap?"
5. King Hussein of Jordan: "How do you plant democracy in the Middle East?"
6. Richard Branson: "Do you still think bidding for the two UK rail franchises was your best decision ever?"
7. Tony Blair: "Leave the bullshit out of it, how do we fix Iraq?"
8. Margaret Thatcher: "What was the one most important decision you made in office?"
9. Paul McCartney: "What's your favourite Beatle's album?"
10. The Queen *

* As you know, you should only speak to The Queen when spoken to.

Who would you invite?

Top 10 Favourite Cities

Top 10 TV Show Theme Tunes

1. The Benny Hill Show
2. Grange Hill
3. A Team
4. Knight Rider
5. CHiPs
6. Airwolf
7. The Wonder Years
8. Happy Days
9. The Muppet Show
10. Ski Sunday

Honourable mention: Going for Gold

Top 10 TV Show Introductions

1. Ten years ago, a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn't commit. These men promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the Los Angeles underground. Today, still wanted by the government, they survive as soldiers of fortune. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire... The A-Team.

2. Knight Rider, a shadowy flight into the dangerous world of a man who does not exist. Michael Knight, a young loner on a crusade to champion the cause of the innocent, the helpless, the powerless, in a world of criminals who operate above the law.

3. Gentlemen, you about to enter the most fascinating sphere of police work: the world of forensic medicine. [cue vomiting]

4. Dr. David Banner: physician; scientist. Searching for a way to tap into the hidden strengths that all humans have. Then an accidental overdose of gamma radiation alters his body chemistry. And now when David Banner grows angry or outraged, a startling metamorphosis occurs. The creature is driven by rage and pursued by an investigative reporter. (Bixby: "Mr. McGee, don't make me angry. You wouldn't like me when I'm angry.") The creature is wanted for a murder he didn't commit. David Banner is believed to be dead, and he must let the world think that he is dead, until he can find a way to control the raging spirit that dwells within him.

5. When the scales of justice become unbalanced, only one man can set them straight. Edward Woodward is "The Equalizer"

Top 10 Movie Theme Tunes

1. Where Eagles Dare
2. Saturday Night Fever
3. A View to a Kill
4. Back to the Future
5. Star Wars
6. Rocky
7. Top Gun

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Top 10 Works of Mr. A Schwarzenegger

1. Commando
2. Predator
3. Terminator 2: Judgement Day
4. Total Recall
5. The Terminator
6. The Running Man
7. Pumping Iron
8. True Lies
9. The Last Action Hero
10. Twins

Top 10 Favourite Beatles Songs

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Top 10 Songs to Pump Iron To

I need 10 songs of at least 3 minutes each to listen to in the gym. Please help out. I'm not looking for some hard core hip hop that's make my brain explode, but some decent songs that have a steady beat that I can get into a rhythm with. I've started a list, but feel free to add more via the comments. I will revisit later in the week.

1. My Sharona - The Knack
2. Training Montage - Rocky 4 Soundtrack
3. Phantom of the Opera - Iron Maiden
4. You Could be Mine - Guns n' Roses
5. ?
6. ?
7. ?
8. ?
9. ?
10. ?

I'm going to keep away from The Final Countdown and Eye of the Tiger - they're good but no cigar.

Top 10 Men of Action, Plus Artwork

There's no point wasting space with their first names - you know who they are.

1. Norris - The Delta Force
2. Seagal - Under Siege
3. Schwarzenegger - Predator
4. Stallone - Rambo: First Blood
5. van Damme - Bloodsport
6. Lundgren - Rocky 4 / Universal Soldier
7. Willis - Die Hard
8. Lee - Enter the Dragon
9. Reeves - The Matrix
10. Diesel - XXX

Monday, October 30, 2006

Top 10 Things That Really Wind Me Up

1. Football fans of Premier League teams who use the word "we", like they're in the team
2. People who wear football shirts, generally
3. Men with pony tails
4. People who wear trainers in non-sporting situations. In fact, all trainers coloured black
5. Cyclists who run red lights
6. People who smoke when other people are eating
7. Children under 10 who's parents have allowed them to get their ears pierced
8. Tattoos of ladybirds / Chinese symbols / small red hearts, especially on the hip
9. People who drive in the middle lane of motorways
10. People who don't stand to attention during the National Anthem

And another few, as I remember them:

11. People who hold knives like pens
12. Black shirts
13. People who think they can multitask, eg. buy a train ticket from a machine whilst talking on their phone
14. Paying for sachets of ketchup in cafes
15. The "Me to You" teddy bears in Clinton Cards

Friday, October 27, 2006

Top 10 Pret Sandwiches

1. Ham, Cheese and Mustard
2. Chicken and Avocado
3. All Day Breakfast
4. Chicken Caesar
5. Super Club
6. Smoked Salmon and Egg
7. Tuna Nicoise
8. Salt Beef and Horseradish
9. Ham and Egg Salad on Rye
10. Crayfish and Rocket

Top 10 Crisp Varieties

1. Pickled onion Monster Munch
2. Nice n' Spicy Nic Nacs
3. Scampi Fries
4. Cheese and Onion Walkers
5. Salt and Vinegar Kettle Chips
6. Twiglets (original flavour)
7. Quavers
8. Skips
9. Chili McCoys
10. Salt and Vinegar Pringles

Top 10 Chocolate Bars

This list excludes confectionery not in bar form (e.g. Lindor; Kinder Eggs).

1. Drifter
2. Double Decker
3. Crunchie
4. Whisper
5. Bounty
6. Twix
7. Lion Bar
8. Curly Wurly
9. Mars Bar
10. Twirl

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Top 10 Comedy Porn Titles

1. Shaving Ryan's Privates
2. Schindler's Fist
3. Throbbin' Hood
4. Tango and Snatch
5. ET the Extra Testicle
6. Hairy Pooter and the Sorcerer's Bone
7. Inspect Her Gadget
8. Ferris Bueller's Jerk Off
9. Jurassic Poke
10. Charlie's Anals

And two more for luck...

11. For Your Thighs Only
12. Romancing The Bone


13. "In" Diana Jones and the Temple of Poon

Top 10 Favourite Quotes from Films

1. From Airplane:
Captain Oveur: You ever been in a cockpit before?
Joey: No sir, I've never been up in a plane before.
Captain Oveur: You ever seen a grown man naked?

2. From Full Metal Jacket:
Gunnery Sergeant Hartman: Do you think I'm cute Private Pyle; do you think I'm funny?
Private Gomer Pyle: Sir, no, sir!
Gunnery Sergeant Hartman: Then wipe that disgusting grin off your face.
Private Gomer Pyle: Sir, yes, sir.
Gunnery Sergeant Hartman: Well any fucking time sweetheart!
Private Gomer Pyle: Sir, I'm trying, sir.
Gunnery Sergeant Hartman: Private Pyle I'm gonna give you three seconds; exactly three-fucking-seconds to wipe that stupid looking grin off your face or I will gouge out your eyeballs and skull-fuck you!
Gunnery Sergeant Hartman: ONE! TWO! THREE!
Private Gomer Pyle: Sir, I can't help it, sir.
Gunnery Sergeant Hartman: Bullshit! Get on your knees scumbag.
Gunnery Sergeant Hartman: Now choke yourself.
Gunnery Sergeant Hartman: Goddamn it, with my hand numb nuts.
Gunnery Sergeant Hartman: Don't pull my fucking hand over there. I said choke yourself; now lean forward and choke yourself.
Gunnery Sergeant Hartman: [choking Pyle] Are you through grinning?
Private Gomer Pyle: Sir, yes, sir.
Gunnery Sergeant Hartman: Bullshit, I can't hear you.
Private Gomer Pyle: [Louder] Sir, yes, sir.
Gunnery Sergeant Hartman: Bullshit, I still can't hear you. Sound off like you've got a pair.
Private Gomer Pyle: SIR, YES, SIR!
Gunnery Sergeant Hartman: That's enough; get on your feet. Private Pyle you had best square your ass away and start shitting me Tiffany cufflinks or I will definitely fuck you up.
Private Gomer Pyle: Sir, yes, sir.

3. From Predator:
Dutch: Dillon. You son of a bitch.
[Dillon and Dutch clasp hands. Both men's biceps strain and they arm wrestle each other]
Dutch: What's the matter? The CIA got you pushing too many pencils?

4. From Clerks:
[Randal is on the phone when a woman and little girl come to the counter]
'Happy-Scrappy' Mom: Excuse me, do you sell videos?
Randal Graves: Yeah, what're you looking for?
'Happy-Scrappy' Kid: Happy Scrappy Hero Pup.
Randal Graves: Okay, hang on, I'm on the phone with the distribution house now, lemme make sure we got it. What was it called again?
'Happy-Scrappy' Mom: Happy Scrappy Hero Pup.
'Happy-Scrappy' Kid: Happy Scrappy!
'Happy-Scrappy' Mom: She loves it.
Randal Graves: Obviously. Yeah, hello, this is RST Video, customer number 4352, I need to place an order. Okay, I need one each of the following tapes: "Whispers in the Wind", "To Each His Own", "Put It Where It Doesn't Belong", "My Pipes Need Cleaning", "All Tit-Fucking Volume 8", "I Need Your Cock", "Ass-Worshipping Rim-Jobbers", "My Cunt Needs Shafts", "Cum Clean", "Cum-Gargling Naked Sluts", "Cum Buns III", "Cumming in Socks", "Cum On Eileen", "Huge Black Cocks and Pearly White Cum", "Girls Who Crave Cock", "Girls Who Crave Cunt", "Men Alone II: the KY Connection", "Pink Pussy Lips", and, uh, oh yeah, "All Holes Filled with Hard Cock". Uh-huh... yeah... Oh, wait, and, [Randal looks back at 'Happy-Scrappy' Mom] what was that called again?

5. From Dr. No:
[James Bond's first scene, winning a game of chemin-de-fer]
James Bond: I admire your courage, Miss...?
Sylvia Trench: Trench. Sylvia Trench. I admire your luck, Mr...?
James Bond: Bond. James Bond.

6. From Point Break:
Johnny Utah: Okay. I get it. This is where you tell me that "locals rule", and that Yuppie insects like me shouldn't be surfing the break, right?
Bunker Weiss: [smiling] Nope.
Surf gang: That would be a waste of time...
Lupton "Warchild" Pittman: We're just gonna fuck you up!

7. From Top Gun:
Slider: Goose who's butt did you kiss to get in here anyway?
Goose: The list is long, but distinguished.
Slider: Yeah, well so is my Johnson.

8. From Goldfinger:
Auric Goldfinger: Man has climbed Mount Everest, gone to the bottom of the ocean. He's fired rockets at the Moon, split the atom, achieved miracles in every field of human endeavor... except crime!

9. From Commando:
Cooke: You scared motherfucker? Well you should be because this green beret is going to kick your big ass.
Matrix: I eat green berets for breakfast. And right now I'm very hungry.

10. From The Running Man:
Ben Richards: Now I'm gonna untie you, and then you're gonna get dressed, and then you're gonna come with me.
Amber: Oh yeah? But why should I?
Ben Richards: Because I'm gonna say "please"...
[Arnold tears up the bench Amber is tied to from the floor it was bolted to]
Amber: Well, why didn't you say so?

Top 10 Favourite Scenes from Films

1. The teaser at the beginning of Goldfinger
2. The training montage in Rocky 4
3. Gunnery Sergeant Hartman introduces himself to the recruits in Full Metal Jacket
4. The final assault in Commando, where Arnold kills 88 enemies and only suffers a scratched arm
5. Chilled monkey brains are served up in Temple of Doom
6. Arnold prepares for the final showdown with the Predator
7. Flashback to when Ted and Elaine meet in the disco in Airplane
8. The gimp scene in Pulp Fiction
9. Indy rescues the golden idol at the beginning of Raiders of the Lost Ark
10. The final fight in Bloodsport, where van Damme shows how easy it is to do the splits and punch your opponent in the gonads

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Top 10 Favourite Films

I've always found it hard to settle on my definitive top 10, so excuse some hesitation. Here's my latest:

1. Goldfinger
2. Commando
3. Where Eagles Dare
4. Predator
5. Full Metal Jacket
6. Casino
7. Transpotting
8. The Shawshank Redemption
9. Pulp Fiction
10. Mary Poppins

And the rest:

11. Point Break
12. American Pie
13. Airplane
14. Gattaca
15. Y Tu Mama Tambien
16. Weird Science
17. Top Gun
18. Forrest Gump
19. Rocky 4
20. Coming to America

And the others I have to mention:

21. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
22. City of God
23. Raiders of the Lost Ark
24. Flash Gordon
25. Sexy Beast
26. ID
27. Patriot Games
28. The Titfield Thunderbolt
29. Bloodsport
30. Heat

And a few which are always worth a viewing:

Total Recall
Empire of the Sun
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
The Incredibles
The Jungle Book
License to Drive

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Top 10 Songs from the Last 10 Years

It's going to take me a while to remember what was in the hit parade.

1996 - Oasis - Champagne Supernova
1997 - The Verve - Lucky Man
1998 - Radiohead - Lucky
1999 - Gomez - Devil Will Ride
2000 - U2 - Beautiful Day
2001 - Train - Drops of Jupiter
2002 - Coldplay - A Rush of Blood to the Head
2003 -
2004 - Damien Rice - The Blower's Daughter
2005 - Coldplay - Fix You
2006 -

To be continued, and updated as I remember more songs that have tickled my earsdrums. I'm not sure a decent song has been released in 2006 yet...

Monday, September 11, 2006

Top 10 Favourite Books

1. Papillon - Henri Charriere
2. The Kiterunner - Khaled Hosseini
3. Taipan - James Clavell
4. From Russia with Love - Ian Fleming
5. Rules of Engagement - Tim Collins
6. Shadow over Babylon - David Mason
7. Legionnaire - Simon Murray
8. The Damage Done - Warren Fellows
9. Marching Powder - Dusty Young
10. DC Confidential - Christopher Mayer

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Top 10 James Bond Films

1. Goldfinger
2. Live and Let Die
3. Casino Royale
4. The Living Daylights
5. Goldeneye
6. On Her Majesty's Secret Service
7. From Russia With Love
8. The Spy Who Loved Me
9. Dr. No
10. Licence to Kill

And the rest...

11. You Only Live Twice
12. Thunderball
13. Diamonds are Forever
14. For Your Eyes Only
15. Moonraker
16. Octopussy
17. Die Another Day
18. The World is Not Enough
19. A View To A Kill
20. The Man with the Golden Gun
21. Tomorrow Never Dies

Top 10 Eighties TV Shows

1. The A Team
2. Knight Rider
3. The Incredible Hulk

Then a big drop down to...

4. MacGyver
5. Street Hawk
6. The Six Million Dollar Man
7. Airwolf
8. TJ Hooker
9. Magnum PI
10. Chips

UPDATE: Thanks to the comment from "SchindlersFist", I've been thinking back to that slightly far fetched show "Manimal". My memories are hazy, but I do remember enjoying the transformation from man to animal (in the same way that Dr. Banner changed into the Hulk) but I believe the whole show was so unbelievable it was scrapped after eight shows. As one review on iMDB puts it:

Short-lived and watchable but pretty embarrassing to remember, Glen A. Larson and Donald R. Boyle's "Manimal" cast Simon MacCorkindale as a criminologist with the ability to tranform into any animal he chose; his assistant and his girlfriend were the only ones who knew, and if only more people - as in viewers - had known, it might have gone to a full season.

Due to a) budgetary concerns and b) this being before morphing, viewers only ever saw him change into THREE animals - usually a panther or a hawk (both realised quite well by Stan Winston), but for the episode "Scrimshaw" we saw him turn into a snake to rescue Brooke (the show's token female) from a sinkhole. This repetition and the need to hide other changes as a result (in the show where he became a horse we had to make do with sound effects) must have bored viewers, though the actual scripts can't have helped... safe to say we won't be seeing a movie version of this one.

Manimal DOES NOT make my Top 10 List.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Top 10 Amusing Moments

1. Ned throwing up in Sarah's bed. Leaving it there for the weekend then coming back to find Sarah's parents clearing it up.

2. Thinking we're skiing in Switzerland for the day and forgeting his passport, locking Smith in the boot of the hire car and persuading him we're going to smuggle him over the French border. Pretending to talk to the border guards, explaining there are "quatre persons, ne c'est pas cinq persons"

3. Getting naked on the dancefloor in Le Garage nightclub in Chamonix and being told by the bouncer if we do it again, we'll be thrown out. Swiftly followed by Smith pulling a mentally handicapped child's legs away. The kid was doing some "dance press-ups" trying to impress us. He face-plants the dancefloor. Smith immediately realises it was a bad move.

4. Recording my testicles onto the official wedding video at Sally Hastilow's wedding, then three days later, phoning my partner in crime, Simon, pretending that I've had a phone call from the parents complaining that we've recorded right over the moment the bride walks down the isle. Simon proceeds to write an apology letter to the parents.

5. Poking a hose pipe into the tent Ed Orlebar and Barry Brookes are sleeping in and turning on the tap. The two gents wake up and think I'm urinating over them. Ed shouts out to me "get a hold of yourself". Recriminations ensue, including my sleeping bag being filled with dirty shoes.

6. Waking up after a boozy night next to Simon Cunliffe-Lister to find that he's wet the bed. He apologies to Olivia lying next to him and later on sends off his pager, which has stopped working, to Motorola for replacement. They write back stating "water damaged goods cannot be replaced".

7. Being debagged at Dublin airport on the way back from a boozy weekend, with the check in queue getting more than they bargained for due to an onset of Guinness-induced beerhoea.

8. Having given Gary Brookes the more suitable nickname of "Barry" at university, at graduation registration, Simon pretends to be Barry and comments to an official that he has been known as "Barry" since birth. Please could they update his graduation form to reflect this? On graduation day, as all the engineers are lining up to receive a handshake from Sir Peter Ustinov, the offical reads out "Barry Brookes". All engineers split sides with laughter. Goes down well, until we find out Barry's parents, having recorded the whole graduation for posterity, are furious that it's now been ruined.

To be continued...

Monday, August 21, 2006

Top 10 Honeys

I know this is going to be controversial...

A list of ladies who I consider easy on the eye, and their defining moment:

1. Alice Evans - Best of Both Worlds
2. Eva Longoria - Desperate Housewives
3. Kate Beckinsale - The Aviator
4. Natasha Mealey - Boogie Pimps: Somebody to Love video
5. Natalie Imbruglia - Torn
6. Britney - Oops I Did it again
7. Sienna Miller - Layer Cake
8. Kelly Brook - Snatch Premiere
9. Shannon Elizabeth - American Pie (what else?)
10. Claire Forlani - Meet Joe Black

10 Course Meal on Death Row

If I was in the slammer and had to choose a meal before meeting my maker, these are the courses I'd choose:

First Course: sesame bagel with Marmite and crunchy peanut butter
Second Course: corned beef hash, two eggs: poached, Tabasco sauce. Side of hash browns
Third Course: avocado, buffalo mozzarella and ripened tomato salad
Fourth Course: mound of cottage cheese, grated cheddar and sliced egg, topped off with 1000 Island Dressing
Fifth Course: deluxe selection of sushi, extra wasabi in soy sauce, large bottle sake
Sixth Course: tuna steak, cooked blue
Seventh Course: 16oz sirloin steak, cooked rare, A1 steak sauce, McDonald's fries with BBQ sauce
Eigth Course: Large helping of strawberry instant whip
Ninth Course: Space (i.e. freeze dried) ice cream
Tenth Course: trolley of mature cheese, so ripe that handling requires gloves

All washed down with a strawberry milkshake and a pint of Guinness Extra Cold.

Top 10 Favourite Albums

1. Coldplay - A Rush of Blood to the Head
2. Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
3. Oasis - (What's the Story) Morning Glory
4. The Beatles - Blue Album
5. Coldplay - X&Y
6. Blind Melon - Blind Melon
7. Ice T - Original Gangster
8. Dire Straits - Money for Nothing
9. Led Zeppelin - Remasters
10. Gomez - Liquid Skin

Other albums of note:

11. Guns and Roses - Use Your Illusion 2
12. Take That - Greatest Hits
13. Radiohead - OK Computer
14. U2 - Achtung Baby
15. World Party - Bang!
16. Introspective - Pet Shop Boys

UPDATE: Thanks to ShindlersFist's comment, I have been thinking about other bands, with "other" lifestyles. One of my favourite albums is Introspective by the Pet Shop Boys; I concur with Mr. Fist and will add this to my list.