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Collective Soul's Ed Roland Shares His Favorite Albums

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Collective Soul's lead singer Ed Roland blogs for AOL Radio, sharing his favorite albums. With Collective Soul's recent reintroduction to the world -- having released their (second) self-titled (also known as 'Rabbit') eighth studio album earlier this year -- there are some similarities and influences in Roland's album picks, featuring the reintroduced long-reigning Elton John and the Who, as well as more recently formed indie rock Manchester Orchestra and Band of Horses. Read Ed Roland's classic list below, covering guitar riff-leading 'Who's Next' and the mass-appealing 'Honky Château.'

Here's a list of some of my favorite albums, past and present. Each of these albums have either affected my musical sensibility or are things I'm currently into. Enjoy!

'Mean Everything to Nothing'

Not only are their records great, they're a great live band. It's the full package.

Manchester Orchestra Mean Everything To Nothing
'Cage the Elephant'

This album is a mixture of the Stones, Beck, and the Hives. Blend it all up, and you got Cage the Elephant.

Cage The Elephant
'Life in Slow Motion'

When the song 'Alibi' starts, I never seem to cut the record off. I let the whole album play through every time.

David Gray Life In Slow Motion
'Everything All the Time'

This is one of my favorite new artists. I love both records, but since this is their first, I picked this one. It's full of haunting melodies and haunting vocals.

Band Of Horses
'Honky Château'

It's hard to pick a favorite song on this album from my hero, but "Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters" always seems to win.

Elton John Honky Chateau
'Who's Next'

Rock, rock, rock, rock, rock!

The Who Whos Next
'This Euphoria'

This album has great songs and fine production. I listened to this while writing and recording 'Dosage.'

David Garza
'Leaders of the Free World'

This band still practices the art form of making albums from start to finish.

Elbow Leaders Of The Free World
'London Calling'

This record opened my ears to more interesting music.

The Clash London Calling
'Head on the Door'

This was the first CD I ever bought. The songs are still relevant today.

The Cure The HEad On The Door

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