10 records on a deserted island

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  1. Donald North

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    If you were forever stranded on a deserted island, which 10 records (double albums count as one) would you want to have to enjoy? "Best of ...." is not allowed. It is not easy for me to prepare my own list. Here are some of my top candidates in no particular order:
    Beatles: Sgt. Pepper
    Blurt: Live in Berlin
    Thomas Dolby: The Golden Age of Wireless (original release)
    Tubeway Army: Replicas
    JS Bach: Brandenburg Concertos
    Rush: Permanent Waves
    Sonic Youth: Washing Machine
    Radiohead: The Bends
    Brahms: 4th symphony
    Yeah Yeah Yeahs: Fever to Tell

    I love Led Zeppelin but I can't think of one album which I love from start to finish. Probably Physical Graffiti is the top candidate

    What would make your list?
     
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    Good question...

    James Brown & The JB's - In The Jungle Groove
    Beethoven - Symphony No. 5
    Tool - Lateralus (The Gift)
    David Bowie - Low
    King Crimson - In The Court Of The Crimson King
    Kate Bush - Before The Dawn
    John Butler Trio - John Butler Trio (their first album)
    Florence + The Machine - MTV Unplugged
    Beethoven - Symphony No. 6
    Gorillaz - Demon Days

    These ten albums can keep me happy for a long time. There is something for every mood...

    Two times Beethoven? Yes two times Beethoven.
     
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    My list changes from time to time, but I'm happy to offer it as it is now:

    1. Cowboy Junkies-Trinity Revisted
    2. Muddy Waters-Folk Singer MFSL
    3. Rodrigo y Gabriela-self titled
    4. The Civil Wars-self titled
    5. k.d. Lang-Hymns of the 48th Parallel
    6. Ani Difrano-Reconing
    7. Chloe Hanslip London Symphony Orchestra-La Campanella
    8. Diana Krall-Live in Paris
    9. Melody Gardot- My One and Only Thrill
    10. Cassandra Wilson-New Moon Daughter
     
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    That wasn't too hard. I just started typing albums that I have listened to countless times and never tire of. I was thinking what Faust album to include and saw that the list was 14 already. So Faust didn't make it and I cut the list down to 10 (that was kind of hard).

    Hendrix - Band of Gypsys
    Beatles - "White Album"
    Kinks - The Kink Kronikles
    Iggy Pop - The Idiot
    Frank Zappa - Uncle Meat
    David Bowie - Hunky Dory
    The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground (Closet Mix)
    The Band - The Band
    Can - Ege Bamyasi
    Big Star - Radio City
     
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    In no particular order, with a bunch of guilty pleasures. While there are quite a few albums I'd rate higher than some of these, this what I'd want to be stuck with.

    1. Pink Floyd- Dark Side of the Moon
    2. The Alan Parsons Project - I Robot
    3. Emiliana Torrini - Love in the Time of Science
    4. Jem - Finally Woken
    5. Rjd2 - Deadringer
    6. A Fine Frenzy - Pines
    7. Rhye - Woman
    8. Rachael Yamagata - Elephants... Teeth Sinking into Heart
    9. Lenka - Two
    10. Katie Melua - Piece by Piece

    Honorable Mentions:
    The Mars Volta - De-loused in the Comatorium
    Jessie Ware - Devotion
    John Mayer - Where the Light Is
    Norah Jones - Come Away With Me
    Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
    Diana Krall - Live in Paris
     
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    1. Igor Levit: Bach, Beethoven, Rzewski #01 Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 - Aria with 30 Variations
    2. Precious Fathers - Precious Fathers
    3. Kind of Blue [Miles Davis]
    4. ... And Justice for All - [Metallica]
    5. Migration - [Dai Quing Tana & Haya Band]
    6. Lingua Franca - [T.R.A.M]
    7. Live at Stubb's - [Matisyahu]
    8. Secret of Evermore OST [Jeremy & Julian Soule]
    9. Seiken Densetsu 3 OSV [Hiroki Kikuta]
    10. Mushinone - Mushishi Soundtrack Daiichidan Parts 1 & 2 [Toshiro Masuda]
    Kinda not too difficult, nice thread though! There's a LOT of music on that list I need to revisit...
     
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    I want to see what @MuppetFace would put on her list

    Weezer - Blue Album
    Beulah - When Your Heartstrings Break
    Animal Collective - Sung Tongs
    Radiohead - OK Computer
    Mozart - The Marriage of Figaro
    Arcade Fire - Funeral
    The Cars - The Cars
    Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream
    The Unicorns - Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone
    Ratatat - LP3
     
  8. Donald North

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    I was deciding between The Bends and OK Computer and would have picked the latter, but I really hate "Electioneering" which spoils what would otherwise be a perfect album.
     
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    No particular order:

    Todd Rundgren- Something/Anything
    Elton John-Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
    King Crimson-Red
    Jeff Buckley-Grace
    Jeff Beck-Wired
    Fountains of Wayne-Traffic and Weather
    Ben Folds Five-The Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Messner
    Pink Floyd-Wish You Were Here
    The Dixie Dregs-What If?
    Genesis-Wind and Wuthering

    If you aked me the same question in two weeks, you'd probably get a different answer.
     
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    Lurlean Hunter ‎– Blue & Sentimental
    Helen Merrill - Merrill at Midnight
    Ella Fitzgerald - Let No Man Write My Epitaph
    John Coltrane/Johnny Hartman
    Otis Redding - Otis Blue/Otis Redding Sings Soul
    Getz/Gilberto
    Junior Wells - Hoodoo Man Blues
    Sam Cooke - Songs by Sam Cooke
    Curtis Mayfield - Curtis
    John Mayall ‎– Pop History Vol. 14 (Polydor) (Yes, a compilation of mostly 2 albums but I prefer it (order/sound) to The Turning Point and Empty Rooms themselves)
     
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    I love threads like this. I always end up discovering some new music that I'd never know about.
     
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    OTOH, tried to hit many genres.

    Grant Green Idle Moments
    Herbie Hancock Maiden Voyage
    Doors Strange Days
    Junior Wells Hoodooman Blues
    SRV + Albert King In Session
    Slayer Reign in Blood
    Daft Punk Random Access Memories
    Nine Inch Nails Pretty Hate Machine
    MF Doom Operation Doomsday
    De La Soul Stakes is High
     
  13. Donald North

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    Reign in Blood is a perfect album. So is their South of Heaven, even if it is a bit slower, and the debut Rage Against the Machine. Now to adjust my list...
     
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    Yes, these threads are always wonderful treasure hunts!
    • Arch Enemy - Burning Bridges
    • Carcass - Heartwork
    • Dream Theater - Train of Thought
    • Gojira - L'Enfant Sauvage
    • Judas Priest - Painkiller
    • Metallica - Ride the Lightning
    • Opeth - Deliverance
    • Symphony X - The Odyssey
    • Vektor - Terminal Redux
    • Witherscape - The Northern Sanctuary
    (Trimmed Slayer - Seasons in the Abyss to increase variety, but if I was really headed to an island, it'd be there instead of Heartwork I think.)
     
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    It's always fun to learn about others through their music selections. Here's my list in alphabetical order (too difficult to rank them):
    • Albert Collins - Ice Pickin’
    • Buddy Guy - Damn Right, I’ve Got the Blues
    • De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising
    • Deep Purple - Machine Head
    • Eric B & Rakim - Paid in Full
    • Judas Priest - Painkiller
    • King’s X - Gretchen Goes to Nebraska
    • Megadeth - Rust in Peace
    • Rainbow - Rising
    • Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble - Texas Flood
     
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    • Frank Sinatra - Sinatra at the Sands
    • Michael Jackson - Thriller
    • Mingo Fishtrap - Succotash
    • Nas - Illmatic
    • Rage Against the Machine - Rage Against the Machine
    • Rob G and the Latin Pimps - El Borracho
    • Snarky Puppy - We Like it Here
    • Soundgarden - Superunknown
    • SRV - The Sky is Crying
    • Zander - Mahler's 5th
     
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    I am a classical nut nowadays but if you asked me this question 6 years ago...

    Bob Dylan - Blonde on blonde
    Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
    Radiohead - OK Computer
    REM - Automatic for the People
    Arcade Fire - Funeral
    Rolling Stones - Exile on Main Street
    U2 - Joshua Tree (MFSL)
    Sigur rós - ágætis byrjun
    Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
    Bon Iver - Bon Iver
     
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    And what's the classical version of this list? ;)
     
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    Great lists. Can't do this on my iPad properly. Later. But here's a start. Rubber Soul, Revolver, Sgt. Pepper's (new remix) the White Album (really titled The Beatles), and Abbey Road. Yep 50% Beatles. What can I say. If I am on a dessert island, I'm going to need something to keep me smiling.
     
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