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Old 26th July 2005
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Now thats what I call music 1 - 15
Old 26th July 2005
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a great way to avoid work....

Big Star - Third
M.B.V - Loveless
Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works Vol 1
Marvin Gaye - Whats going On
Pavement - Slanted and Enchanted
Pixies - Doolittle (or Surfer Rosa)
Velvet Underground & Nico
DJ Shadow - Endtroducing
Spacemen 3 - Perfect Prescription
Spiritualized - Lazer Guided Melodies
Placebo - Placebo
Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
Radiohead - Kid A
Teenage Fanclub - Bandwagonesque
Joy Zipper - American Whip
Old 26th July 2005
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Is it o.k to do a second list? Thanks, I'll go on then heh

Marvin Gaye- 'Trouble Man'
The Kinks- 'Face to Face'
John Mc Laughlin- 'Extrapolation'
Bill Frisell- 'Good dog, happy man'
Iggy + the Stooges - 'Raw Power'
Sly + the Family Stone- 'Fresh'
Mississippi John Mc Dowell- 'Long way fron home'
Stevie Ray Vaughan + Double Troble- 'In step'
Wes Montgomery- 'Movin' Wes'
John Hiatt- 'Bring the family'
'Tom Robinson Band'
'The Best of Muddy Waters'
'Crosby, Stills + Nash'
Bob Marley + the Wailers 'Catch a fire' (Original Version)
The Who 'Meaty, beaty, big + bouncy'

Old 26th July 2005
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Originally Posted by lane thaw
Anybody listening to Rufus Wainwright - Poses, cool CD.
i love rufus
i had the good fortune to spend about 3 1/2 months
working on "want one" and "want two" he's lightning fast and musical and
you could tune a piano with his voice.....................
20 part harmonies - all one take each.....................

i also almost put little feat's waiting for columbus
onward with the abusive insomniac third post

joe henry shuffletown
leon ware musical massage
iggy pop lust for life
grace jones living my life
bob marley african herbsman
glenn gould goldberg variations
tim buckley happy sad
talking heads more songs about buildings and food
the jam snap
the english beat wha'ppen
royal trux thank you
michael jackson thriller
frank sinatra songs for swingin lovers
joan as police woman joan as police woman

sleep, sleep, sleep

- jack
Old 26th July 2005
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This dumb thread kept me awake last night - had to re-read the title, says "your" top 15. I think about the albums I wore out and left off the list - Tommy, the First Led Zepplin, Rickkie Lee Jones, Laura Nyro - and there was one summer where every girl I knew or dated was listening to Neil Diamond's "Hot August Night".

Also songs that grabbed you - remember being in Brooklyn, rasied on AM radio, turning on FM for the first time and hearing Mrs. Robinson. Then listening to WNEW or WPLG hearing songs like Nantucket Sleighride, or Allman Bros, and the list goes on and on. Those of us lucky to hit the Filmore on the weekends were indeed blessed.

And this is a great thread - lets me know of things I missed or need to listen to again. The caveat is some may sound dated, picked up Richie Havens "Mixed Bag" recently and had a hard time listening to it. But some will stand the test of time. I still turn the radio up when Trowers "Bridge of Sighs" comes on.
Old 27th July 2005
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strictly one per artist

Gentle Giant - Acquiring the taste
Genesis - Nursery Crime
Peter Gabriel - Plays live
Kate Bush - The dreaming
David Bowie - Ziggy stardust
Todd Rundgren - Todd
The Tubes - Young and Rich
XTC - Apple venus vol 2
Zappa - Make a jazz noise here
Mahavishnu Orchestra - The inner mounting flame
Oregon - Always, never and forever
Egberto Gismonti - Infancia
Penguin Cafe Orchestra - Live program
Michael Nyman - Prospero's books
Pat Metheny - Secret story
Old 27th July 2005
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fun fact:

the top 15 that i listed,

i own and have EVERY SINGLE ALBUM on vinyl, framed in my studio

Old 27th July 2005
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Unknown Pleasures - Joy Division
Reise, Reise - Rammstein
6 Feet Underground - Devision
Turn on the Bright Lights - Interpol
Nocturne - Souxsie and the Banshees
Pornography - The Cure
Blue Bell Knoll - The Cocteau Twins
Ocean Beach - Red House Painters
Towards the Within - Dead Can Dance
Songs about ****ing - Big Black
Sister - Sonic Youth
Liar - The Jesus Lizard
Fun with Razors - Velvet Acid Christ
Murder Ballads - Nick Cave
Out of Step - Minor Threat
Self titled - Bauhaus
Revolver - Beatles

I think I am over....
Old 27th July 2005
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Originally Posted by JackInslee
fun fact:

the top 15 that i listed,

i own and have EVERY SINGLE ALBUM on vinyl, framed in my studio

Laser turntable?
Old 27th July 2005
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lol no sir. old school vinyl

aenima cost $130 on ebay !

the rest ran from like $20-40
Old 28th July 2005
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my favorite records

discordance axis- inalienable dreamless
the best sounding most extreme grindcore album ever. musically brilliant
death-sound of perserverance (very good quality recording)
don caballero 2- very creative, bad ass drummer
meshuggah-chaosphere (if u haven't heard it well then...)
burning witch (towers-one of albini's best thats kinda underated)
pj harvey-rid of me (great songs, the rawest drums)
janes addiction s/t
morbid angel- blessed are the sick (the best deathmetal record ever)

the quality of the music in terms of emotion is 1000 times more important than the sound production. who cares if the sound is good , if the feeling is just recycled bull****!!!! (IE- most modern music)
Old 28th July 2005
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Originally Posted by xiandishinger
don caballero 2- very creative, bad ass drummer
Yeah, baby! I recently added "Delivering The Groceries @ 138 BPM" to my test & evaluation CDs.
Old 28th July 2005
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No particular order here.

Swervedriver - 'mezcal head'

Swirlies - 'they spent their wild and youthful days.......'

the Kinks - 'muswell hillbillies'

the Sea and Cake - 'the fawn'

Spoon - 'kill the moonlight'

David Bowie - 'ziggy stardust'

Talk Talk - 'laughing stock'

XTC - 'english settlement'

the Nils - self titled

the Cult - 'love'

Drive Like Jehu - 'yank crime'

Beatles - 'magical mystery tour'

Polvo - 'todays active lifestyles'

Radiohead - 'o.k. computer'

House of Love - self titled
Old 29th July 2005
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Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard of Oz
Ozzy Osbourne - Diary of A Madman
Van Halen 1
Van Halen - Fair Warning
Metallica - Master of Puppets
Slayer - Reign in Blood
Korn - Follow the Leader
Temple of the Dog
Alice in Chains - Dirt
Jeff Buckley - Grace
Jeff Beck - Blow by Blow
Eric Johnson - Ah Via Musicon
Joe Satriani - Surfing with the Alien
Anthrax - Among the Living
Chris Cornell - Euphoria Morning
Old 30th July 2005
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15 of my favorites... can't narrow it down to a top 15:

Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band
Jimi: Are You Experienced?
Woodstock Movie soundtrack
Parliament: Funkentelechy
Gino Vanelli: Storm at Sunup/Brother to Brother
Sly: Stand
Earth Wind & Fire: That's the Way.../Gratitude/All N All
Weather Report: Heavy Weather
The System: The System/Don't Disturb...
Zep: Whole Lotta album... can't remember the numbers

The new CD by Shadows Fall who I saw perform yesterday for the first time... they were FURIOUS... blew me back into my seat for 35 minutes... the drummer was SICK
Old 18th October 2005
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A Perfect Circle-Mer De Noms
A Perfect Circle-13th step
Led Zeppelin- I
Led Zeppelin- The Song Remains the Same
The Mars Volta-De-Loused...
The Mars Volta-Francis The Mute
30 Seconds to Mars-30 Seconds to Mars
At The Drive-In-Relationship of Command
At The Drive-In- Vaya EP
Old 18th October 2005
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1) White Album - Beatles
2) Plastic Ono Band - John Lennon
3) Physical Graffiti - Led Zeppelin
4) Quadrophenia - The Who
5) Handful Of Beauty - Shakti
6) Powerage - AC/DC
7) Close To The Edge - Yes
8) The Yes Album - Yes
9) Axis Bold As Love - Jimi Hendrix
10) In Utero - Nirvana
11) Mezzanine - Massive Attack
12) Dark Side Of The Moon - Pink Floyd
13) Fair Warning - Van Halen
14) Jazz - Queen
15) Sandy - Sandy Denny

That was tough.
Old 18th October 2005
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In no particular order:

Prince: "Sign O' The Times"
Prince: "Purple Rain"
Aerosmith: "Pump"
George Michael: "Faith"
Frank Zappa: "Sheik Yerbouti"
Elvis Costello & Burt Bacharach: "Painted From Memory"
The Bangles: "Different Light"
Madonna: "Like A Prayer"
Joni Mitchell: "The Hissing Of Summer Lawns"
Sheryl Crow: "Tuesday Night Music Club"
Thomas Dolby: "Aliens Ate My Buick"
The Bee Gees: "Spirits Having Flown"
Kiss: "Dynasty"
Tom Petty: "Greatest Hits"
Simon And Garfunkel: "Bridge Over Troubled Water"
Old 18th October 2005
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Originally Posted by enharmonic
1. Soundgarden - Down on the Upside
I freakin' love this record. Glad I'm not the only one
Old 18th October 2005
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Miles Davis: Kind of Blue
Bill Evans: Sunday at the Village Vanguard
Little Feat: Waiting for Columbus
Pat Metheny Group: Travels
Bill Laswell: Hear No Evil
Stevie Wonder: Innervisions (although any of those '72-77 albums will do)
Neville Brothers: Yellow Moon
Cameo: Word Up (can't explain it - I love this one)
Beatles: Abbey Road
Who: Who's Next
Pink Folyd: Dark Side of the Moon
Police: Regatta de Blanc
Jan Garbarek: Ragas and Sagas
Allman Brothers: Fillmore East
Derek & the Dominoes: Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs
Old 18th October 2005
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GBV- Under the bushes under the stars
Hella- Hold your horse is
Slint- Spiderland
Six Finger Sattelite- Pigeon is the most popular bird
Beck- One foot in the grave
Eno- another Green World
Deerhoof- Milkman
Pavement- Slanted and Enchanted
Mogwai- youngteam
Lightning Bolt- Ride the skies
Polvo- Celebrate the New Dark Age
Don Cabellero- American Don
Jacqueskopstein- solo record
Advantage- ""
Old 18th October 2005
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Led Zeppeliin II (All of em, really)
Shawn Colvin Fat City
Heart Little Queen
Queen A Night At The Opera
Styx The Grand Illusion
Peter Gabriel So
Seal (The second album)
Pearl Jam Ten
Soundgarden Badmotorfinger
Sheryl Crow BBC Sessions
Toy Matinee
Tonic Lemon Parade
James Taylor In The Pocket
Tom Petty Full Moon Fever
Old 18th October 2005
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Originally Posted by Big Bad Bill
Frank Zappa: "Sheik Yerbouti"
Thomas Dolby: "Aliens Ate My Buick"
Damn, I missed those. Great records.

Old 19th October 2005
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Lurked a lot. Figure this is as good a time as any to introduce myself and let you guys know what I'm about.

Only one album per artist:

David Bowie - Low
Radiohead - Kid A
Bjork - Vespertine
The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Elliott Smith - Either/Or
Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
Neil Young - After the Goldrush
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
Nirvana - In Utero
The Notwist - Neon Golden
Broken Social Scene - You Forgot It In People
The Flaming Lips - The Soft Bulletin
The Clash - London Calling
Oasis - (What's the Story) Morning Glory?
Why? - Elephant Eyelash
Old 23rd October 2005
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top 15

beatles: Revolver
Pink Floyd: Dark side and wish you were here
Led zepplin: I
Marvin Gaye: whats goin on
stevie wonder: Songs in the key of life
miles davis: bitches brew
bela fleck and the flecktones: left of cool
Snoop Doggy Dogg: Doggystyle
Beach Boys: Pet Sounds
Sublime: Sublime
Ben Folds Five: whatever and ever amen
eminem: Marshall Mathers
elton john: elton john
Carole King: tapestry
coldplay: parachutes

not in any particular order
and lots more but only 15 is hard to pick i tried to do only one from each band, otherwise it would be almost all beatles and floyd
Old 23rd October 2005
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Going to only allow myself 1 disc from each artist...otherwise I'd probably fill the whole thing up with Queen...

Starting with the CDs I have right next to me...

Standing on the verge of getting it on, Funkadelic
Mothership Connection - Parliament
day at the races - Queen
Sticky Fingers - Stones
Abbey Road - hmm....just slipped my mind...wait, it will come to me...
Powerage - AC/DC (I think the most consistent of their every song)
Violent Femmes
Led Zeppelin III (maybe because it's the least over-played of all their stuff)
Aqualung - Jethro Tull
Strange Days - Doors
Jar of Files - Alice in Chains (dunno why...I just like it)
Stand - Sly & the Family Stone
Stop Making Sense - Talking Heads (although the DVD is really where it's at...)
Zombie - Fela Kuti (Any really...could listen to this stuff all day...)
Any James Brown Greatest Hits (I'm too young to know an individual album)
That Meters 2 disc collection

And BAM...times up.
Old 23rd October 2005
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In no particular order:

Quartet For The End Of Time (Messiaen) - the recording by Tashi
The Stooges - Fun House
Church Bells of England (compilation of change-ringing)
Mission of Burma - VS.
The Band - The Band
Can - Future Days
Television - Marquee Moon
The Anthology of American Folk Music
Anthony Braxton - Quartet (Willisau) 1991
Big Star - Radio City
Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks
Rolling Stones - Exile On Main Street
Jimmy Giuffre 3 - 1961
Astor Piazzolla - Central Park Concert
Joe Maneri - Coming Down The Mountain
Old 23rd October 2005
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Okay. So then here is my little list :

Sepultura - Roots
Sepultura - Chaos AD
Neurosis - Times Of Grace
Neurosis - Through Silver In Blood
Black Sabbath - Sabotage
Black Sabbath - Master Of Reality
Celtic Frost - Into The Pandemonium
Morbid Angel - Blessed Are The Sick
Pestilence - Spheres
Gorguts - From Wisdom To Hate
Hate Eternal - I, Monarch
Discharge - Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing
Amebix - Arise!
Miles Davis - Bitches Brew
Tony Williams - Life Time
Old 23rd October 2005
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Originally Posted by xiandishinger
discordance axis- inalienable dreamless
the best sounding most extreme grindcore album ever. musically brilliant
I have this one too as well as the other stuff from them! it is really brilliant!!

death-sound of perserverance (very good quality recording)
I totally agree. The sound on its predecessor 'Symbolic' also rules (maybe a bit more for me)

morbid angel- blessed are the sick (the best deathmetal record ever)
Yehaaaw! See my list! Haha. I am realy looking forward to the new album which will hopefully soon be recorded.

Old 23rd October 2005
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Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures

Radiohead - Kid A

My Bloody Valentine - Loveless

Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antenna's To Heaven

Arab Strap - The Red Thread

Bjork - Homogenic

Boards of Canada - Music Has The Right To Children

Max Richter - The Blue Notebooks

The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead

The Clash - London Calling

Cannibal Ox - The Cold Vein

Bonnie Prince Billy - I See A Darkness

Death From Above 1979 - You're A Woman, Im A Machine

Amon Tobin - Supermodified

Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness
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