Back for more? Here goes with my extended dance version - actually, I don't dance. No rhythm. I tap out a good tune with my feet though as I sip down my beer. Does that count? OK, here are some other albums I typically listen to while climbing...
The Band - all albums but I particularly like this one (2 discs) and their older stuff.
Bob Dylan - my favorites are Desire and Blood on the Tracks. There are countless albums I listen to all the time but these are the two I come back to most often.
The Fray - I generally like all their albums and listen to them on shuffle.
Neil Young - I have no favorites; I like all his albums. In particular, I grew up with Comes a Time and listen to that one often...along with Harvest.
The Rolling Stones - love all their stuff. The one album that gets played more than any other is Exile on Main Street - a classic in my life:
Dave Matthews (Band and Solo) - my personal favorite and the one that always gets cued up on long airplane trips and fun hikes is his solo album Some Devil:
Billy Joel - Songs in the Attic - simply a classic in my lifetime. I grew up listening to these songs and they remain a staple when I am mindlessly working:
The Who - Quadrophenia and Tommy in particular - these are my staples when I am just chilling out in my tent. I love Quadrophenia. It is a part of me and gets me pumped up for life. Yeah, I know, I'm weird. Who isn't?
Van Morrison - another personal favorite. I listen to all his albums but one of my favorites is The Best of... because it gives me a taste of many of his tunes. Yeah, Moondance gets played a ton too.
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - I'm a huge fan of their music and nowadays I tend to listen to Deja Vu more frequently than others:
Maroon 5 - I really enjoy rocking out to Adam Levine. Yeah, most of his songs kinda blend together but I like 'em all. Here is my personal favorite (if I have one):
The Finn Brothers - the front men for Crowded House created an awesome and unappreciated album (Everyone is Here) that just grabs me and keeps me thinking:
The Waterboys - a classic Irish edgy folk-rock band that my friend Matt Johnson turned me onto many years ago. My personal favorite is Fisherman's Blues:
Led Zepplin - all of it - for those of us who grew up in the early 70's, it is hard to avoid this band. They were part of my growing up and I still listen to them - mostly via compilations or randomly shuffling through all their music:
Kings of Leon - I got hooked on this band when they came out with their blockbuster album Only by the Night but since that one, I purchased all their other albums and listen to them religiously:
Coldplay - I like all their music but I particularly like Parachutes. Not sure why. I just do.
Bob Marley and the Wailers - I love Bob. My brain knows Legend in the order of the songs and expects them to be played in that order. Maybe too much Bob at a certain time in my life.
Train - I love all their stuff. They have catchy tunes that keep me motivated. Here is one of my favorites:
That about wraps it up. Some of you may ask...what? No Eagles, Doors, Beatles, Elton John, or more contemporary stuff? Nope. I listen to them all but I can only fit 64 GB onto my micro SD card so I need to choose carefully.