Tying to stay busy at home? There's nothing better for the soul than a great classic rock masterpiece. I wanted to share the eight albums that I've spun this week - in between homeschooling, tons of cooking, and broadcasting a daily radio show from the family den.  Here are 8 of my faves:

  • 1

    Led Zeppelin - Mothership

    There is no better definitive collection of Led Zeppelin than Mothership. It was remastered with supervision from Jimmy Page himself.

  • 2

    Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

    'Rumours' was one of the fastest-selling albums of all time. Fleetwood Mac nails it with 'Don't Stop', 'Go Your Own Way', and 'Dreams.' The harmonies, much like every great band, is best served up on vinyl. Amen.

  • 3

    Metallica - The Black Album

    Metallica's Black album catapulted the band into stardom and was nothing short of a massive hit. from the guitar solo on 'Enter Sandman' to the outstanding riffs on 'Nothing Else Matters,' this is simply a masterpiece.

  • 4

    Eagles - Hotel California

    We can't argue with an album that sold 26x platinum. The Eagles - Hotel California album. The soulful 'New Kid in Town,' and one of the greatest road trip tracks ever, 'Life in the Fast Lane,' this album should be on your shortlist of faves.

  • 5

    Van Halen 1984

    Alex, Eddie, David Lee Roth, and Michael Anthony delivered one of the greatest 80s albums. Along with such notable hits such as 'Hot For Teacher,' and 'Panama,' the deeper cuts such as 'Girl Gone Bad' and 'House of Pain' are sweet cuts to drop the needle on as well.

  • 6

    Pink Floyd - The Wall

    I guess the students of the 70s were right all along singing the lyric, "we don't need no education." If it wasn't for distance learning during the pandemic, they wouldn't get an education...at all. There are a lot of interpretations of the meaning of the album in its entirety, but it certainly is the one the most iconic vinyl gems of all time.

  • 7

    Tom Petty - Damn the Torpedoes

    The late, great Tom Petty and his Heartbreakers were on point for this, their third studio album. Every classic rock collection and playlist needs this album. grab the 180 gram remastered vinyl set if you can.

  • 8

    Jimmy Buffet

    In this time of social distancing, let Jimmy Buffet take us to a much better place. 'Songs You Will Know By Heart' features his claim to fame, "Margaritaville" along with "Cheeseburger in Paradise", the ultimate firepit sing-along, "Why Don't We Get Drunk."