About

Who are we here at @ borntolisten.com

We Are Music Enthusiasts.

We don’t write about music we don’t like, we don’t listen to music we don’t like, we don’t attend concerts we don’t like. But we sometimes write about “not so good” music from artists we really like. Most great artists have a diverse body of work, and it’s important to shed a light over different parts of their legacy.

We hope that people will be inspired by the postings and that it motivates them to  take a trip to their local record store (or web shop) and buy their albums, their DVDs, read about them in books or magazines  and see them in concert whenever possible. Enjoy our posts, say hello, leave comments, share, and check out the fantastic musical past and present.

Egil Mosbron (egil@alldylan.com)

@706 Union Ave. Memphis, TN – Oct. 2009
@706 Union Ave. Memphis, TN – Oct. 2009
@ Sun Studios - Jan 2015
@ Sun Studios - Jan 2015

My name is Egil, and I’m an musicoholic. I stash music books in the car, the bathroom, bedroom (under & besides the bed), livingroom, kitchen, travelbag &  in the office. I have loads of music on my laptops, ipods, iPad, cellphone, desktops,… I think about music all day long… (even dream it..) To spare my family & friends, I need somewhere to let steam off….This is it!
I love “all kinds” (quote from Elvis Presley) of REAL music.. Folk, Country, Blues, Jazz, Soul, Rock.. even some Rap & Electronica. But most of all I love the music of Bob Dylan. I’ve been in love with Bob Dylan’s music for about twenty-six years, and my experience of and with it becomes richer and more rewarding all the time.

Egil’s fav artists (and their best album) – revised 09.07.2014

* Top 5 is rather “set” (top 1 will be forever). Below that things change all time.. as do fav albums..

Bob Dylan – Blonde On Blonde
The Rolling Stones – Exile on Main St.
Bruce Springsteen – Born To Run
Van Morrison – Astral Weeks
Elvis Presley – From Elvis in Memphis
Neil Young – After The Goldrush
Muddy Waters – Hard Again (best compilation – The Anthology: 1947-1972)
The Beatles – Rubber Soul
Johnny Cash – Johnny Cash at San Quentin
Jerry Lee Lewis – Live at the Star Club, Hamburg
Otis Redding – Otis Blue (best compilation – Dreams to Remember: The Otis Redding Anthology)
Jimi Hendrix – Are You Experienced
Miles Davis – Kind Of Blue
Steve Earle – I Feel Alright
Hank Williams – 40 Greatest Hits
The Who – Who’s Next
Kris Kristofferson – The Austin Sessions
David Bowie – Hunky Dory
Wilco – A Ghost Is Born
Aretha Franklin – I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You
John Coltrane – Blue Train
Tom Waits – Rain Dogs
The Drive-by Truckers – Southern Rock Opera
Townes Van Zandt – Live at the Old Quarter, Houston, Texas
Chuck Berry – The Ultimate Chuck Berry
The Clash – London Calling

And the 20 best albums ever:

Bob Dylan – Blonde On Blonde
Bob Dylan – Blood On The Tracks
Bob Dylan – Highway 61 Revisited
The Rolling Stones – Exile on Main St.
Bob Dylan – Bringing It All Back Home
Van Morrison – Astral Weeks
Elvis Presley – From Elvis in Memphis
Neil Young – After The Goldrush
Hank Williams – 40 Greatest Hits
Bruce Springsteen – Born To Run
Bob Dylan – Desire
The Rolling Stones – Sticky Fingers
The Beatles – Rubber Soul
Jerry Lee Lewis – Live at the Star Club, Hamburg
Bob Dylan – The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan
Jimi Hendrix – Are You Experienced
Miles Davis – Kind Of Blue
Bruce Springsteen – Darkness On The Edge Of Town
Van Morrison – Moondance
The Band, The Band

Hallgeir Olsen (halfgear@gmail.com)

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Why so serious?

Well, this is a serious matter… These are my chosen records, the list is dynamic. That means that it changes from day to day. The top 10 is fairly constant, but they switch places.

My lists are always snapshots of my mind on a particular moment. I am working on a list for concert albums, the list below would have been a bit different if we hadd allowed live albums to be included.

The Rolling Stones – Exile on Main st. (Spotify)
Bruce Springsteen – Darkness on the edge of town (Spotify)
Bob Dylan – Blood on the tracks (Spotify)
The Beatles – Abbey Road
Wilco – Summerteeth (Spotify)
The Clash – London Calling (Spotify)
David Bowie – Hunky Dory (Spotify)
Van Morrison – Astral Weeks (Spotify)
Neil Young – After the Goldrush (Spotify)
Steve Earle – El Corazon (Spotify)
Hank Williams – 40 Greatest Hits (Spotify)
Elvis Presley – From Elvis in Memphis (Spotify)
Townes Van Zandt – Townes Van Zandt (Spotify)
The Replacements – Let it be (Spotify)
Johnny Cash – At Folsom Prison (Spotify)
Tom Waits – Rain Dogs (Spotify)
Drive-by Truckers – Southern Rock Opera (Spotify)
Aretha Franklin – Spirit in the dark (Spotify)
Ryan Adams – Gold (Spotify)
Patti Smith – Easter (Spotify)
Miles Davis – Kind of blue (Spotify)
Emmylou Harris – Wrecking Ball (Spotify)
Nick Cave – The Boatman’s Call (Spotify)
George Jones – I am what I am (Spotify)
My Morning Jacket – Circuital (Spotify)
Paul Weller – Stanley Road (Spotify)