popnography.com: Greatest & Gayest Albums of All Time: Amy Ray’s top 10
original publish date: 10 sep 2008
Over the last several months we bombarded over 100 musicians, actors, writers, performance artists, and critics with requests to send us their top 10 favorite queer albums. Then we compiled their responses and created the centerpiece of our October issue, our first ever Top 100 Greatest, Gayest Albums of All Time.
Because we didn’t have nearly enough room to run the respondents’ top 10 lists in their entirety inside the magazine, we’ve picked some of our favorites and we’ll be running them all month long on Popnography. Today’s list comes from Indigo Girl Amy Ray. The guitar-wielding folk duo came in at #4 on our Top 100 list with their eponymous debut album which generated a slew of nostalgic comments, like this one from fellow lesbian singer-songwriter Melissa Ferrick: “I listened to this record so many times that I bought it three times. I would invite people over just to hear it. ‘Listen to THIS!!!’ I would say and force people to sit down and then crank the volume up. The musicality and performances on this album are impeccable.”
Amy Ray’s top 10 Greatest, Gayest Albums of All Time:
10. David Bowie, Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
9. Echo and the Bunnymen, Songs to Learn and Sing
8. Madonna, Madonna
7. Husker Du, Candy Apple Grey
6. Elton John, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
5. Patti Smith, Horses
4. Cris Williamson, The Changer and the Changed
3. The Butchies, Are We Not Femme?
2. Team Dresch, Personal Best
1. Ferron, Testimony
Cruise over to Out.com to weigh in on the Top 100 Greatest, Gayest Albums of All Time, list your own favorites, and check out all the other musical goodies awaiting you from the October issue.