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Old 12-17-02, 12:10 AM
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Top Ten Desert Island Albums

say you were being shipped off to a desert island where you would have to subsist on your own for the rest of your life. the only thing you are allowed to take with you is a solar-powered CD player (or record player or what-have-you) and ten (and only ten) music albums.

what would yours be? take some time, because this is a VERY difficult question.
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EDITED TO ADD: keep in mind, this means you would NEVER hear any album not on your list EVER again. hypothetically speaking, of course!

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Old 12-17-02, 12:19 AM
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oh, and to clarify one other thing, double albums count as 1.

i'll start with mine:

1) Bob Marley and the Wailers' Legend
2) Paul Simon's Graceland
3) Red Hot Chili Peppers' Blood Sugar Sex Magic
4) The Slackers' Redlight
5) Bob Dylan's Time Out of Mind
6) West Side Story Original Broadway Cast Recording (NOT the movie sndtrk)
7) Nirvana's Mtv Unplugged
8) Neil Young's After the Gold Rush
9) Beethoven's 9th Symphony
10) The Beatles' 1*

*i don't own the album, but i would need some Beatles and this is the best way to encapsulate it all!
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Old 12-17-02, 12:30 AM
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Well I'd rip all my CD's onto my HD, get an MP3/CD player, and 10 CD's would give me a good amount of albums. I think I win
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Goat: It's ten albums, not 10 CDs. So you would have one or two CDs, but still ten albums. You lose, try again.

This should be pretty easy...

01. Stan Getz and Joao Gilberto - Getz/Gilberto
02. John Coltrane - A Love Supreme
03. Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
04. Miles Davis - Bitches Brew
05, Nirvana - Nevermind
06. Radiohead - OK Computer
07. The Flaming Lips - The Soft Bulletin
08. Coldplay - Parachutes
09. Badly Drawn Boy - Hour of the Bewilderbeast
10. Dave Matthews Band - The Lillywhite Sessions
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Old 12-17-02, 10:50 AM
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Tori Amos - Little Earthquakes
Tori Amos - from the choirgirl hotel
Beatles - Abby Road
Tortoise - Millions Now Living Will Never Die
Eliza Carthy - Red Rice
Chet Baker - My Favorite Songs Vol. 1
David Bowie - Best of
Miles Davis - Bitches Brew
This Mortal Coil - Blood
Siouxsie & the Banshees - Best of (Limited Edition)
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Old 12-17-02, 11:20 AM
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Signals - Rush
OK Computer - Radiohead
Dogman - King's X
Angel Dust - Faith No More
Ozzmosis - Ozzy
Fair Warning - Van Halen
All That You Can't Leave Behind - U2
Duke - Genesis
John Henry - They Might Be Giants
And Justice For All - Metallica

That's hard.
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Old 12-17-02, 11:25 AM
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1) Spiritual Machines - Our Lady Peace
2) Parachutes - Coldplay
3) A Rush of Blood to the Head - Coldplay
4) Under the Table and Dreaming - Dave Matthews Band
5) The Wall - Pink Floyd
6) The Bends - Radiohead
7) Lost and Gone Forever - Guster
8) Goldfly - Guster
9) 40 oz. to Freedom - Sublime
10) Vs. - Pearl Jam

It would suck not to be able to take a Ben Folds, Ben Kweller, or Smashing Pumpkins album, but I don't see how I could.
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Really tough choice, but here goes.

U2 - Achtung Baby
U2 - The Joshua Tree
The Cure - Disintegration
Cocteau Twins - Heaven Or Las Vegas
New Order - Substance
Pet Shop Boys - Very
The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead
Pulp - Different Class
Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
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Old 12-17-02, 04:43 PM
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That is hard.

1. Radiohead - OK Computer
2. Sonic Youth - Washing Machine
3. The Beatles - Revolver
4. Sigur Ros - Agaetis Byrjn (however you spell it)
5. GY!BE - Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven
6. Mogwai - Young Team
7. Tom Waits - Rain Dogs
8. The Pixies - Surfer Rosa
9. Joy Division - Closer
10. Television - Marquee Moon

I think that is how my list would go, but ask me again in 6 months and I bet it will have changed.
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i completely screwed up. i knew i was thinking of other albums..

i think i'd have to replace:

Beethoven's 9th with U2's Rattle and Hum

i cannot believe that i forgot Rattle and Hum. that was my first U2 album, and first rock album in general. (way back in the days of cassettes, actually...) i was 7 or 8 when i got it.

as much as i love Radiohead... and i do.. they're my favorite band still going right now.. i just cannot find a good place for them.. (just like the Beatles, there is no 1 album that i can put on them..)
i'm tempted to replace Redlight with a Radiohead album, but then the question is which album?!

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Old 12-17-02, 05:02 PM
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1. Pink Floyd The Wall
2. The Beatles Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band
3. Donovan Greatest Hits (Just got into him. Excellent)
4. AC/DC Back in Black
5. The Who Tommy
6. Led Zeppelin BBC Sessions
7. Tom Waits Mule Variations
8. Pearl Jam Binaural (What?)
9. George Strait Has Fort Worth Ever Crossed Your Mind
10. Any Simon and Garfunkel album

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Old 12-17-02, 08:59 PM
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Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
Radiohead - Ok Computer
Bob Marley - Legend
Fila Brazillia - Brazilification
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
John Coltrane - Love Supreme
Eric Dolphy - Out to Lunch
Red House Painters - Songs for a Blue Guitar
Blackalicious - Nia
Massive Attack - Protection
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Incubus - Morning View
Depeche Mode - Violator
Pearl Jam - Vs
Pink Floyd - The Wall
Mozart - Symphonies 40/41
Sublime - Best of..
Bruce Springsteen - Best of...
U2 - Unforgettable Fire
Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation

tough to choose
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Old 12-17-02, 10:28 PM
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Ten discs, in no particular order. And I hope I never grow tired of them.

1. David Bowie - Diamond Dogs
2. Anything Box - Peace
3. Amadeus soundtrack (Gotta have Mozart)
4. Pink Floyd - The Wall
5. U2 - The Joshua Tree
6. The Cars - Anthology
7. Sex Pistols - Nevermind the Bollocks
8. Pixies - Doolittle
9. The Doors - The Doors
10. Siouxsie and the Banshees - Peepshow
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Old 12-18-02, 12:06 AM
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Originally posted by mllefoo

7. Sex Pistols - Nevermind the Bollocks
i really admire your list, mllefoo.. i wouldn't have believed that anybody would want the Sex Pistols... hell, that takes balls.. er.. uhm.. yeah. (i like the pistols, fyi. i just think it's crazy... )

i think i'll go change my sig now.
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Old 12-18-02, 02:26 PM
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Why not? The Sex Pistols are great and loud, nice for thrashing around the island and making you feel better on a bad day (at least, it works for me).

My list, subject to constant change--I guess I'll stick to single CDs, since otherwise I'll end up with a bunch of box sets:

1. X - Wild Gift
2. Beethoveen's 7th Symphony
3. Johnny Cash Live from Folsom and San Quentin
4. Alice Cooper - School's Out
5. AC/DC Back in Black
6. Iggy Pop - Lust for Life
7. Talking Heads - Fear of Music (close between this and 77)
8. The Cars - Anthology Disk 1 (close between this and Panorama/Candy O/Shake it Up)
9. The Breeders - Pod (close between this and last splash)
10. The Beatles - Abbey Road

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Pavement - Slanted & Enchanted Luxe & Reduxe
Galactic - We Love 'Em Tonight (Live at Tipitina's)
Lemon Jelly - Lost Horizons
eels - Electro-Shock Blues
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Guster - Goldfly
Rolling Stones - Exile on Main Street
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This should be hard....

In no particular order....
1. Combustible Edison - I, Swinger
2. Walter Wanderlay - Boss of the Bossa Nova
3. Martin Denny - The Exotic Sounds of Martin Denny
4. The Gentle People - Soundtracks for Living
5. Nino Rota - Soundtrack of Fellini's 8 1/2
6. The Skatalites - Stretching Out(Live)
7. Esquivel - Cabaret Ma˝ana
8. Sonic Youth - Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star
9. Stereolab - Aluminium Tunes
10.Los Fabulosos Cadillacs

damn this is tuff!
11. Astor Piazolla
12. Tom Waits
13. and and AND.....

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Traveling Wilburys Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1
John Prine Missing Years or Live 1988
Bob Dylan Bootleg Series 1-3 (yeah, it's a cheat) or Love & Theft
R.E.M. Automatic for the People
Emmylou Harris Wrecking Ball
Me First & the Gimme Gimmes [any of their three discs]
Travis Invisible Band
George Harrison All Things Must Pass
Beatles Blue Album (1966-1970) - I couldn't pick just one studio album
Tom Waits Nighthawks at the Diner

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