Quick poll!!

Only based on pure ENJOYMENT, not sonics (although they are not mutually exclusive of course) what are your top 5 CD or LP that found THEIR way to your cd player or turntable in the last 3 years ? Mine:

1. Neil Young - Live at Massey Hall (by far)
2. Mighty Sam McClain - Give it up to love
3. Getz/Gilberto - Girl from Ipanema
4. John Williams - John Williams Plays the Movies
5. Holly Cole Trio - Don't Smoke In Bed

Special mention to the Beatles remastered box-set in mono. It is moving up there in my standings at an alarming rate!
So very many, very hard to pick, but these are 5 I go to regularly:

1. Kate and Anna McGarrigle - The McGarrigle Hour
2. Bruce Cockburn - Speechless
3. Melody Gardot - Worrisome Heart
4. K.T. Tunstall - Eye to the Telescope
5. Cassandra Wilson - Blue Light Til Dawn
Steely Dan-The Royal Scam

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals-Self Titled

Jackson Browne-The Very Best Of

Over the Rhine-Ohio

Kid Rock-Rock-n-Roll Jesus
Anouar Brahem - Le Pas du Chat Noire

Tom Waits - Swordfishtrombone

Madredeus - Ainda

Patty Griffin - Living with Ghosts

Alexi Murdoch - Time Without Consequence
Leos Janacek-Klavierwerke. Rudolf Firkusny (CD)
J.S. Bach-Suites for Cello. Janos Starker (LP)
Radiohead- In Rainbows (LP)
R.E.M.- Automatic For The People (CD)
Kathryn Calder- Are You My Mother? (CD)
Aerosmith-Toys In The Attic

Aerosmith-Honkin On Bobo


Mellencamp-Life,Death,Love,and Freedom

Aerosmith-A Little South Of Sanity
Roger Waters - Amused to Death

Eric Clapton - Blues

Count Basie - Basie Jam

Stevie Ray Vaugn, Albert King - In Session

Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington - The Great Summit
Steely Dan - Countdown to Ecstacy
Jackson Browne - For Everyman
Linda Rondstadt - Living in the USA
Dave Grusin - Two for the Road
Eric Fernandez - Magic Gypsy
OK Computer by Radiohead
Odelay by Beck
Ten by Pearl Jam
Contra by Vampire Weekend
Achtung Baby by U2

The List :

1. Government Mule - Live at the Crystal Ballroom

2. Steely Dan - Aja

3. Donald Fagen - Morph the Cat

4. Allman Brothers - At the Fillmore East.

5. Led Zeppelin - Zeppelin I

This probaby isnt a real good example of what I listen to ... I mean, pick just 5? It depends on the week. I seem to go through phases. All or most of what was picked above me has made it on the top 5 from time to time. These are what come to mind as albums I seem to always come back to when nothing else sounds good.
Eric Clapton - One More Car, One More Rider
Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms
Steely Dan - Aja
John Coltrane - Blue Train
Miles Davis - KoB
Lindsey Buckingham - Out of The Cradle
Mumford & Sons - Sigh No More (only 1 year, but in continuous rotation)
World Party - Goodbye Jumbo
Richard Thompson - Watching The Dark
Kid Creole - Live

Part of the deal is that my hours are divided between home and car, with car winning easily (90 min daily round trip commute). The at home list would be entirely different.

All LP's

Ten Years After - Cricklewood Green

Wishbone Ash - Argus

John Lee Hooker - Mr. Lucky

Johnny Winter - Alive and Well

Wilco - Sky Blue Sky
1)Katrina & The Waves: “Waves”
2)Sutjan Stevens: “Illinoise”
3)Oingo Boingo: “Good For Your Soul”
4)Cyndi Lauper: “Memphis Blues”
5)Beach Boys: “Surfs Up”

I purchased number 4 without research or knowledge of the product. CL’s has never been to my liking but the title and cover said BUY ME! What an outstanding record. Man she has a set of pipes.
T-Bone Walker---------The Complete Recording, 1950-1954
Sam McClain-----------Keep On Movin'
John Williams---------- El Diablo Suelto
John Coltrane---------- My Favorite Things
Mstislav Rostropovich----J.S. Bach Chello Suites Nos. !, 4, 5
Barbara Morrison - Live at the 9:20 Special

Monty Alexander - Rocksteady

Blue Harlem - Talk to Me

Boss 501 - In the Groove

R&B=Ruth Brown - Ruth Brown
1. "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg" (LP)
2. "The Point", Nilsson (LP)
3. "Giant Steps", Taj Mahal (LP)
4. "Grievous Angel", Gram Parsons (LP)
5. "Windwood", Steve Windwood (LP)

6. "Natalie Merchant", self titled/Live NYC (CD)
Porcupine Tree - In Absentia
Dire Straits - On Every Street
Chicago - Chicago X
Tower of Power - Soul Vaccination
Roger Waters - Amused To Death
5-"Til The Sun Turns Black" Ray LaMontagne

4-"Time Without Consequence" Alexi Murdoch

3-"The Shepherd's Dog" Iron and Wine

2-"Dreamt For Light Years in the Belly of a Mountain" Sparklehorse

1-"The Essential Paul Simon"

Honorable mention:
"Long Island Shores" Mindy Smith
"The Songs of Leonard Cohen" Various artists

Possible entries in five years from now's list:
"Broken Bells"
"Low Country Blues" Gregg Allman
A Clockwork Orange

Srones- Let it Bleed, Some Girls (or, some girls let it bleed?)

Tito Puente- El Rey

Buena Vista Social Club

Miles Davis- Your Under Arrest

Honorable Mention- Gram Parsons
Hymns From The 49th Parallel - Kd lang
Kid A - Radiohead
Temptation - Holly Cole
29 - Ryan Adams
If I could Only Remember My Name - David Crosby

These seem to go in when I can't think of what to listen to. Unless I am using the Mac mini for music, then all bets are off.
Steely Dan - Aja
Taj Mahal - Señor Blues
James Taylor - Hourglass
Frou Frou
Tie between Khaled - N'ssi N'ssi and Lal Meri
Miles Davis - Bitches Brew
Miles Davis - Pangaea
Mahavishnu Orchestra - The Inner Mounting Flame
Mahavishnu Orchestra - Visions Of The Emerald Beyond
Al Di Meola - Cielo e Terra
I have them all on Japanese LPs and CDs. And on tape.
10,000 Maniacs - Unplugged CD

Frank Bridge - Overture 'Rebus', Dance Poem, Dance Rhapsody Lyrita LP

Gala Performances - Classic Records Reissue

Bruce Cockburn - Waiting For a Miracle LP Import

Linda Ronstadt - Heart Like a Wheel Original Capitol LP
Should have mentioned Steely Dan's Citizen Dan, but it's a 4 cd collection so it didn't seem right.
Porcupine Tree - In Absentia
Natalie Merchant - Tigerlily
Alan Parsons Project - Pyramid
Mark Knopfler Shangra la
Kelly Joe Phelps Slingshot Professionals
Jackson Browne Solo Acoustic Volume One
Allman Brothers Live At The Fillmore
Lucinda Williams Live At The Fillmore
Keith Jarrett - Live At The Bluenote disc IV ECM
Mark Knophler - Sailing Into Philadelphia
Miles Davis - Someday My Prince Will Come MFSL CD
Cannonball Adderly - Something Else SACD
Tarentule-Tarentelle - Paniagua XRCD 24
Brian Eno & David Byrne-My Life in the Bush of Ghosts
The Mighty Goundhogs-Thank Christ for the Bomb
Antony and the Johnsons-The Crying Light
Sonic Youth-Washing Machine
Mahavishnu Orchestra-Visions of the Emerald Beyond