By now, you've no doubt seen it going around on your Facebook feed. It's called the 'Album Challenge'. Someone from your friend's list nominates you and for the next ten days, you simply post a photo of an album cover each day that had a major impact on you. No descriptions, no explanations.

Well, thanks to my good buddy Ric in California I've been nominated, but since I can't ever seem to follow the rules, I'm doing my own modified version of the challenge.

First, there is NO WAY I can narrow down nearly 45 years of collecting LPs to just ten, but I did trim my list to a tight two dozen or so (OK, 25, but who's counting).

Second, I am going to include a brief blurb on each album because I think it's important to understand why we connect with the things we do. And just for fun, I've listed my favorite deep cut on each album.

So off we go with Part I (in chronological order):

Look for Part II next Friday (May 29).