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The 365-Day Album Challenge
Sat., May. 23. 2020 8:17pm EDT

J. Jackson, lead singer and lyricist for ApologetiX here again.

If you've been on Facebook recently, you've surely seen "the 10-day album challenge." A couple of weeks ago, two of my friends nominated me to share 10 albums that have greatly influenced my taste in music, having made a real impact on me in my life.

Both of those men will live to regret what they've done. How can they call themselves my friends? A mere 10 albums that greatly influenced me? It would be easier for me to post an album every single day for a year than to narrow it down to 10. So that's what I plan to do. That's teach 'em!

I've already posted the first 15 of 365. In case you're curious, here's what my list has looked like so far. For the start of this list, I've tried to keep it as chronologically accurate as possible, so these aren't necessarily the most influential, but they were the first influential.

1. More of the Monkees – The Monkees
2. 20 Greatest Hits – The Beach Boys
3. Venus & Mars - Paul McCartney & Wings
4. Man of the La Mancha – Broadway Original Cast Album
5. Really Rosie – Carole King
6. Court and Spark – Joni Mitchell
7. 1776 – Original Cast
8. Greatest Hits - Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
9. Jesus Christ Superstar – Original Cast Recording
10. Godspell – Original Cast Recording
11. Tapestry – Carole King
12. The Partridge Family Album - The Partridge Family
13. You Don't Mess Around with Jim - Jim Croce
14. Greatest Hits - Simon & Garfunkel
15. Let it Be - The Beatles

Most of the albums on the list thus far were either gifts, hand-me-downs, or things I heard as a result of having three older sisters. Two of them belonged to one of my neighborhood friends. One of them belonged to my dad.

But that's all about to change this coming week.

Since I started actively listening to music in the early 70's and didn't become a born-again Christian until early 1988, it's going to be a while before we hit the Christian albums, but there will be a plethora of those when the time comes (literally).

As I started assembling a list, it quickly became apparent to me that I'm going to have a hard time narrowing it down to 365. If I get a good enough response, I may continue including the list in upcoming newsletters so fans can see how my musical tastes developed over the years. It was a huge part of God preparing for me for what I do now in ApologetiX.