Is There Just One Single Album That Does It For You, Completely? Just One.

If you somehow got stuck in a situation (lol) and had to spend the rest of your life completely by yourself, all alone, on a desert island ... and, as part of your situation you only got to choose one album to spend the entire rest of your life with.

Let’s say, some weird circumstance, and you also had at your complete disposal the system of your dreams, that you had assembled thru the years. And thank goodness you were a prepper and you thought ahead to install a solar power system, so power would never be a problem either.

Kind of like Tom Hanks on that island, except instead of a just a soccer ball, you had your dream stereo setup and one album only.

One album and that’s it. Got to pick one. Not necesssarily your all time favorite album, just one you could live with for the rest of your life.

Is there any album that just completely does it for ya, on that level?

I’ll kick things off by sharing mine: Steely Dan, Aja



Man.  TOP'S "BTO" is a great album, no question.  So is ABB'S Fillmore Concerts.  Really good choices.  As is Floyd's ubiquitous "DSOTM".

But for me?  When it comes to this list?  Santana's "Moonflower" typically holdsat  #2 to Steely Dan's "Aja" at #1.  I have "Abraxas" on SACD, and it is quite possibly THE definitive Santana album.  However, I like the different flavors on "Moonflower" (as well as the studio/live mix of tunes) and consider the live version of "Black Magic Woman" that appears on it to be the best ever recorded, and that goes up to present day.  And I've heard LOTS of live versions of that song.  My opinion. 

But as always, it's:  "Aja" for a million dollars, Alex!