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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-16-08 08:10 PM
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Define your music taste in 5 albums
They don't have to be your favorites to be represenative, but they should be ones you like. These albums should altogether paint a picture of the music you like. I saw this on the amazon boards, and thoght DU's choices would be interesting to see.

I'll choose (and these are faves) :

The Beatles - Rubber Soul (classic rock)
Simon And Garfunkel - The Essential Simon & Garfunkel (folk/rock)
Michelle Branch - The Spirit Room (pop/rock)
A Fine Frenzy - One Cell In The Sea (singer/songwriter)
U2 - The Joshua Tree (rock)
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-16-08 08:18 PM
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1. Tough to narrow it down...
Joy Division - "Unknown Pleasures" (Post-punk)
Sonic Youth - "Goo" (Alternative rock)
Refused - "The Shape of Punk to Come" (Hardcore punk)
El-P - "I'll Sleep When You're Dead" (Hip-hop)
Fugazi - "End Hits" (Post-hardcore)
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truedelphi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-16-08 09:00 PM
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12. Never ever heard of El-P but with two fellow DU'ers Rec-ing
Edited on Tue Dec-16-08 09:00 PM by truedelphi
Them right here, I think I'll give them a try.
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-16-08 09:14 PM
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15. Him, not them.
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Lethe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-16-08 09:29 PM
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25. if you like El-P and non-mainstream rap check out Cannibal Ox
The Cold Vein - it was produced by El-Producto. You can actually get an instrumental version of the album. How many rap albums can you say that about, heh?
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Danger Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-16-08 09:37 PM
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29. You should. "The Overly Dramatic Truth" is a great place to start.
:hi:
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truedelphi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 01:41 PM
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86. Sounds like a plan.
:hi:
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Rising Phoenix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-16-08 08:18 PM
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2. great question
I'll really need some time on this one, I will get back to you.....
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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-16-08 08:24 PM
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3. Thanks - it's a harder question than I thought
Edited on Tue Dec-16-08 08:25 PM by mvd
I could go in many directions (Bangles or Kay Hanley instead of Michelle Branch, Joni Mitchell instead of A Fine Frenzy, and Bruce Springsteen instead of U2 for example,) but randomly chose these. While I like The Dixie Chicks, Patsy Cline, Beetoven, Regina Spektor and Motown, these albums most represent the music I most listen to.

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Rising Phoenix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-16-08 08:26 PM
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exactly!
I really don't know if I could do it in 5 picks....and then there is the mood your in the day you make the list......
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Xipe Totec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-16-08 08:25 PM
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4. I'm all over the map
But, I'll give this a try:

Carlos Nuez - Brotherhood of Stars

Yessongs

Joan Manuel Serrat - Mediterraneo

Feenist Balalaika

Vince Guaraldi - A Charlie Brown Christmas.
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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-16-08 08:28 PM
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7. I was close to putting a Christmas album in
If I did, it would be Bing Crosby's White Christmas. I don't play Christmas music all year, though.
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Xipe Totec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 08:16 PM
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92. The Carpenters - Christmas Portrait n/t
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grannylib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-16-08 11:54 PM
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47. I just about put down the Guaraldi soundtrack too, just given the time of year
It really does depend on one's mood, what kind of music you listen to at any given time...
I'm not a jazz fan, but I love that album!
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Xipe Totec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 08:15 PM
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91. This is a year-round favorite for me
when I'm in a Christmas mood, I listen to Christmas in Russia; Russian Orthodox Chorals.

In fact, I am listening to them right now.

:hi:
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JeffR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 12:03 AM
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53. Yessongs is a great choice
I never get tired of it. It's a clinic in great musicianship and thematic development. Endlessly rewarding listening.

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Xipe Totec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 08:11 PM
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90. There's nothing in your statement I can disagree with
They are unique.
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-16-08 08:26 PM
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5. Okay
Beastie Boys - Anthology: The Sounds of Science
Rise Against - The Sufferer and the Witness
Frank Sinatra - The Very Best of Frank Sinatra
AC/DC - Back in Black
Rage Against the Machine - The Battle of Los Angeles
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-16-08 08:29 PM
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8. You're weird.
:popcorn:
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-16-08 08:28 PM
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6. my answers will change in 24 hours but
Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
Tool - Aenima
Soundgarden - SuperUnknown
Pantera - Vulgar Display of Power
Garbage - Version 2.0
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-16-08 08:34 PM
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9. Okay ..
The Best of Barry Manilow
The Best of Nickelback
The Best of Oasis
The Best of Jim Nabors
The Best of Vanilla Ice

:P
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ACTION BASTARD Donating Member (765 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 05:55 PM
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89. Please seek help...and taste.
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yellowdogintexas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-16-08 08:39 PM
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10. let's see.
Steely Dan...Citizen Steely Dan Boxed set
The Mikado, complete cast recording
Pink Martini (any of their CD's will do)
Brave Combo Box full of Ghosts
George Gershwin, Rhapsody in Blue/Concerto in F

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Danger Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-16-08 08:56 PM
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11. You make it very hard. I tried my best...
Buck 65 - Secret House Against the World (Rock/Country/I have no idea/Seriously just get this album it's amazing)
Pink Floyd - The Wall (Classic Rock)
El-P - I'll Sleep When You're Dead (Hip-hop/Sorry primate1 but I fucking love this album too)
Emily Haines and the Soft Skeleton - Knives Don't Have Your Back (Emotional/Rock/Simple-is-best)
Silent Hill 2 Original Game Soundtrack (My deep appreciation for video game music is represented by the best video game soundtrack ever)

That's the best I can do. My musical tastes encompass far more of a range than just these selections, though. And you should seek out all five of these albums. Seriously.
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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-16-08 09:15 PM
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16. I'll look into that Buck 65 CD
Edited on Tue Dec-16-08 09:16 PM by mvd
I prefer Emily's Metric stuff, and for simple, like Laura Marling more.. but I think you did fine. :thumbsup:
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Danger Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-16-08 09:28 PM
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22. You really should
It's intense. He's a bit different. The album has a bit of a hip-hop feel with a bit of country-rock and a healthy amount of despair mixed in.
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-16-08 09:16 PM
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17. I'll Sleep When You're Dead is incredible.
Edited on Tue Dec-16-08 09:16 PM by primate1
Also, I like the Silent Hill 3 soundtrack a little better. "End of Small Sanctuary" is such a good track. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLsZIh78d_g

Good call on Buck 65 as well, but I prefer "Talking Honkey Blues."
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Danger Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-16-08 09:26 PM
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21. It's a tough call. SH 4 had some good tracks, too.
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-16-08 09:31 PM
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26. Basically, Akira Yamaoka is a great composer.
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Danger Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-16-08 09:36 PM
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28. No kidding. The SH games would not be nearly as effective without his music.
I gave the nod to Silent Hill 2 because of the amazing track that plays when you fight the 2 Pyramid Head Duo. Rending metal shrieks + mournful music = awesome.
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-16-08 09:08 PM
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13. Penderecki's Polish Requiem; Pink Floyd Animals; Rush All the World's A Stage
Edited on Tue Dec-16-08 09:12 PM by Rabrrrrrr
Glass Einstein on the Beach; Stockhausen Helicopter Quartet
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Celeborn Skywalker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 02:49 AM
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69. You, sir,
have excellent taste in music.
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Bennyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-16-08 09:12 PM
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14. Mine
Grateful Dead: Workingman's Dead
Pink Floyd: Meddle
Frank Zappa: Joes Garage
Miles Davis: Kind of Blue
Leftover Salmon: Ask the Fish

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Danger Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-16-08 09:29 PM
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24. 'Echoes' FTW.
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dana_b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-16-08 09:17 PM
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18. I'll try
The Who - Quadrophenia
Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger
Mozart - Symphony #40 in G minor
The Beatles - Abbey Road
Duran Duran - Rio
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ZombieNixon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-16-08 09:20 PM
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19. Only five? That's hard, dude.
Scar Symmetry - Holographic Universe
Dark Tranquillity - Fiction
Bad Religion - The Empire Strikes First
Meshuggah - Destroy Erase Improve
Loreena McKennitt - An Ancient Muse

If I could do ten, it paint a more accurate picture.
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ghostsofgiants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-16-08 09:23 PM
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20. The Empire Strikes First is awesome.
:thumbsup:
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Iggo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-16-08 09:29 PM
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23. I'm leaving out a LOT...
...but these are fairly representative:

Nancy Wilson - Yesterday's Love Songs, Today's Blues
Boston - Boston
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
Judas Priest - Unleashed In The East
Metallica - Kill 'Em All

If you know these albums, you can kinda tell pretty much who I am, and who I was in the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s.

After a time, in retrospect, maybe the new stuff I'm listening to now will seem to me as important as the stuff from the above list. Who knows...?
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-16-08 09:35 PM
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27. Considering my tastes have no limits:
Edited on Tue Dec-16-08 09:36 PM by EOO
- Parliament: Mothership Connection
- Opeth: Blackwater Park
- Frank Zappa / The Mothers Of Invention: One Size Fits All
- Nine Inch Nails: Year Zero
- Primus: Tales From The Punchbowl
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Iggo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-16-08 10:10 PM
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34. Blackwater Park.
That's one of the ones I think will be on my list when I look back in a few years.
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 12:42 AM
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60. Opeth kicks so much ass.
One of the best shows I've ever been to was Opeth on their acoustic tour in 2003 with Porcupine Tree. I just bought their new live DVD - The Roundhouse Tapes and it is quite excellent.
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Celeborn Skywalker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 02:51 AM
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70. Opeth and Porcupine Tree
Edited on Wed Dec-17-08 02:51 AM by jaredh
are my favorite bands right now. They're both making music that will be remembered for years to come, IMO.
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 08:52 PM
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94. Their '03 tour they did together ranks as one of the best shows I've ever seen.
That was just all sorts of, um, I think the correct words I am looking for are "fucking awesome". It was the first time I had ever seen Porcupine Tree live and the second for Opeth (first was right after they first came to the states). Absolutely amazing show.
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Iggo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 10:17 AM
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76. Yep.
Blackwater Park was my first Opeth exposure, and I knew within 5 seconds they were the ones for me.

I'm also liking Gojira a lot. And The Sword.

And my current favorite, Pelican.
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 12:06 PM
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83. Pelican is bad ass.
If you like them I highly suggest checking out Explosions In The Sky.
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Burma Jones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-16-08 09:38 PM
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30. Well, OK,
The Grateful Dead - Europe '72

The Ramones - It's Alive

Miles Davis - Kind of Blue

John Eliot Gardiner and the Orchestre Rvolutionnaire et Romantique - Complete Beethoven Symphonies

Pink Floyd - Meddle




But, the list leaves off Bob Dylan, JS Bach, The Beatles, John Coltrane and Louis Armstrong and his Hot Fives and Sevens and oh so many more.........
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Starbucks Anarchist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-16-08 09:45 PM
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31. Mine:
Miles Davis - Kind of Blue (Jazz)
Johnny Cash - At Folsom Prison (Classic Country)
Rolling Stones - Exile on Main Street (Rock/Classic Rock)
De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising (Rap/Hip-Hop)
Brian Eno - Music for Airports (Ambient/Electronica)
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bunnies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-16-08 09:47 PM
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32. mm hmm
Radiohead - The Bends
Sunny Day Real Estate - Diary
Ben Harper - Live From Mars
Alice in Chains - Dirt
Tool - Opiate

Mineral - End Serenading
John Coltrane - The softer side
Stevie Wonder....
Men at Work...

oh. I cant do this. :rofl:
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pokerfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-16-08 10:04 PM
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33. mine...




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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-16-08 10:13 PM
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35. Not possible. I'm too passionate about too many different musics.
Although some that would show up would be:

Oliphant: Music from the Crusades
Glenn Gould: Goldberg Variations
Kraftwerk: Die Mensch Maschine
Penguin Cafe Orchestra
Skinny Puppy: Mind: The Perpetual Intercourse (lp version only; the CD has the wrong version of "Dig It". A significant error on someone's part.)
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nickgutierrez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-16-08 10:14 PM
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36. That's a tough one
The Notwist - Neon Golden
Of Montreal - Satanic Panic in the Attic
Fleet Foxes, self-titled (yes, I think it's that good)
System of a Down - Toxicity
Arctic Monkeys - Favourite Worst Nightmare

Something that sounds like that. Remind me, and at some point I'll drop that into Pandora, and see if it comes up with something representative.
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begin_within Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-16-08 10:18 PM
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37. alrighty then
Neil Young - Decade
Beatles - Rubber Soul
Nat King Cole - The Very Best of Nat King Cole
Cat Stevens - Mona Bone Jakon
Joni Mitchell - Court and Spark

but I would swap one out for Stevie Wonder's "Innervisions," not sure which one though
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grannylib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-16-08 11:57 PM
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49. Court and Spark is one of my favorites too...it's really hard to limit this to five!
:hi:
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-16-08 10:26 PM
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38. Alrighty then...
Edited on Tue Dec-16-08 10:30 PM by GOPisEvil
The Wrens - Meadowlands
Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique or Licensed to Ill
Centro-Matic/South San Gabriel - Dual Hawks
Kelly Willis - Well Traveled Love
The Derailers - Reverb Deluxe

This will change in 5 minutes, but there you go.

Shit - there's nothing on there from my metal days. How about Judas Priest's Screaming for Vengeance. So, I had to choose 6. Sue me. :P
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-16-08 10:38 PM
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39. Purple Rain...
Appetite for Destruction
Justice For All
It Takes A Nation of Millions
101
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bluesbassman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-16-08 10:41 PM
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40. Great thread mvd. Here's mine:
Albert Collins, Robert Cray and Johnny Copeland - Showdown!
Frank Zappa - Apostrophe'/Over-Nite Sensation ('cause they just go together - ya know?)
Montrose - Montrose
Neil Young and Crazy Horse - Everbody Knows This is Nowhere
ZZ Top - Rio Grande Mud
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charlie and algernon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-16-08 10:48 PM
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41. it's an eclectic bunch
Jimmy Buffett - Live at Fenway Park
The Who - Tommy
Trans-Siberian Orchestra - Christmas Eve and Other Stories
George F. Handel - Messiah
AC/DC - Back in Black
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peruban Donating Member (888 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-16-08 10:55 PM
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42. Wow, this is tough.
"Appetite for Destruction" by GNR
"Little Earthquakes" by Tori Amos
The "Love Songs" complilation by the Beatles
"Dark Side Of the Moon" by Pink Floyd
"Lady in Satin" by Billie Holiday.

There are too many others to list but I'll stick to these five if I was on a deserted island.
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-16-08 11:03 PM
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43. don't think I can do it with only 5
Edited on Tue Dec-16-08 11:09 PM by tigereye
The Clash - London Calling
Robyn Hitchcock - I Often Dream of Trains
May Lou Williams- Zodiac Suite
Don Byron - Bug Music
Miles Davis- Kind of Blue
Patti Smith -Easter
REM- Green or Gardening At Night
Velvet Underground - Velvet Underground and Nico
Neil Young - Harvest
Scrawl - He's Drunk

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SoxFan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-16-08 11:38 PM
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44. OK, this is cheating
U2-"Boy"
REM-"Reckoning"
Waterboys-"Fisherman's Blues"
Steve Earle-"Copperhead Road"
A mix CD with Brit Invasion, janglepop, and old school punk
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-16-08 11:52 PM
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45. (Kind of Blue - Miles Davis)-(Dirt Farmer- Levon Helms)-(The Erasure -
Thom Yorke)-(Hoodoo Zephyr - John Adams)-(Esperanza Spalding- Esperanza)
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grannylib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 12:00 AM
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51. My husband is in LOVE with the Dirt Farmer album...good thing I like it
too; he plays guitar and sings, and songs from that album were all I heard for about six weeks after he first got that!
:hi:
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 12:34 AM
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58. Is he a roots music/bluegrass type? If he is, have him check out
WMMT out of Eastern Ky. It's part of Appalshop.

http://www.appalshop.org/wmmt /


http://www.appalshop.org /
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grannylib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 09:57 PM
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99. Not specifically; he's a huge fan of The Band and Dylan and all,
and loves Levon, so Sarahbellum gave him Dirt Farmer for his birthday and he fell in love!
I'll have him check it out though; he basically loves all kinds of music. Thanks for the tip!
:hi:
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 10:36 PM
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100. Good. If he likes jazz Esperanza Spalding will make him smile
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grannylib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-16-08 11:53 PM
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46. Interesting topic! Here are mine:
Fleetwood Mac - Mystery to Me
Audioslave - Revelations
Crowded House - Together Alone
Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti
Little Feat - Dixie Chicken
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-16-08 11:57 PM
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48. this question makes my head hurt...
I like too many genres to narrow it down to just 5. Neat question though.
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JeffR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-16-08 11:59 PM
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50. What a great thread.
Edited on Wed Dec-17-08 12:10 AM by JeffR
Here goes:

Brian Eno - Before and After Science

The Beatles - Abbey Road

Joni Mitchell - Blue

John Martyn - Grace & Danger

The Band - The Band

ON EDIT: I would actually put Stevie Wonder's Talking Book ahead of all these, with the exception of Blue.

SECOND EDIT - I could easily substitute John Martyn's Solid Air for Grace & Danger

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Symarip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 12:00 AM
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52. Just 5?
I'll try...

The Skatalites - Stretchin' Out (Ska... at it's finest)
Symarip - Skinhead Moonstomp (Reggae)
Sam Cooke - You Send Me (Motown/Soul)
The Clash = Self Titled (Punk Rock)
Oingo Boingo - Good For Your Soul (Don't ask me... I couldn't tell you)
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RagAss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 12:06 AM
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54. I'll Give it a Shot
Edited on Wed Dec-17-08 12:10 AM by Ragazz68
Derek and the Dominoes - Live at the Fillmore
Neil Young and Crazy Horse - Live Rust
Jeff Beck - Blow by Blow
George Harrison - All Things Must Pass
Thelonius Monk - Straight No Chaser

Jesus, I'm old !
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Broken_Hero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 12:09 AM
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55. Okay,
Metallica-Master of Puppets

Fear Factory-Obsolete

Celine Dion-The Colour of My Love

Bryan Adams-Waking up the Neighbors

Jimi Hendrix-Greatest Hits


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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 12:21 AM
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56. Interesting to see Celine and Bryan with Metallica and Jimi Hendrix
You did a good job of varying. :hi:
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Broken_Hero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 01:16 AM
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62. my tastes vary
I'm not a BIG country fan, or a techno dance/rap fan, so I left those genre's out, cause I got limited amounts of music in those areas....

I'm predominately heavy metal and easy listening....sometimes I love a good angry FUCK YOU song, and sometimes...I'm in the mood for something a lot tamer.... :D
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LibDemAlways Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 12:31 AM
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57. Here goes:

Green Day - American Idiot (bonus points for expressing my political sensibility too)
Beatles - Sgt. Pepper
Rolling Stones - Some Girls
Eva Cassidy - Songbird (if you haven't discovered Eva, you should)
Simon and Garfunkel - Bookends

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BlueStateGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 12:38 AM
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59. Car Wheels on a Gravel Road- Lucinda Williams, Achtung! Baby- U2
Beggars Banquet- Rolling Stones, Ray of Light- Madonna- August and Everything After- Counting Crows.
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enigmatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 12:59 AM
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61. 5
None are in my top 10, but they are close. And as good a representation of what I listen to as any:

Squirrel Bait- Squirrel Bait


Comin Home Baby- Mel Torme


The Dream World Of Dion McGregor- Dion McGregor


Winnemucca- Richmond Fontaine


Burning In Water- Moving Targets
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Radical Activist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 01:32 AM
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63. Ouch
Narrowing it down to five was painful. My musical tastes are more varied than this.

Hank III - Straight to Hell
John Coltrane - A Love Supreme
Rage Against the Machine - Rage Against the Machine
Ike & Tina Turner - Come Together
Beck - Odelay
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Vanje Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 02:13 AM
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64. ok
Edited on Wed Dec-17-08 02:22 AM by sheeptramp
Grievous Angel - Gram Parsons
GreenDay - American Idiot
Essence - Lucinda Williams
Will the Circle be unbroken -
Never Mind the Bullocks - The Sex Pistols



Edited : Oh crap. That was 6. Well there goes Jimmy the Piper. Sorry Laddie.
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travelingtypist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 02:22 AM
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65. I love threads like this.
It always gives me stuff to add to my "must investigate" list.

Here are mine:

Pink Floyd -- Animals
Marillion -- Misplaced Childhood
Dream Theater -- Systematic Chaos
Nightwish -- Century Child
Pat Benatar -- Innamorata
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Sebastian Doyle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 02:22 AM
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66. I don't even think I can scratch the surface of my musical taste with just 5 albums
but what the hell........









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electricmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 02:25 AM
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67. That challenge is bit of a head scratcher
I have my mp3 folder divided by genres so I'll pick one from each that I've been listening to the most lately.

Aranis- Aranis II neo-classical http://www.myspace.com/aranis

Gang of Four- Entertainment post-punk http://www.myspace.com/gangoffour

Gifts from Enola- Loyal Eyes Betrayed the Mind post-rock http://www.myspace.com/giftsfromenola

The Candy Snatchers- Human Zoo punk http://www.myspace.com/thecandysnatchersofficial

Jimi Hendrix Experience- Cry of Love rock http://www.myspace.com/officialjimihendrix

The punk category was the hardest to choose from since that's by far my favorite so I picked something that I've recently listened to.



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Celeborn Skywalker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 02:45 AM
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68. Interesting post.
Edited on Wed Dec-17-08 02:56 AM by jaredh
1. Beatles- Revolver (Classic Rock)
2. Frank Zappa- Weasels Ripped My Flesh (Zappa is a genuis.)
3. Pink Floyd- Animals (Best effort by the best rock band ever)
4. Slayer- Reign in Blood (Thrash metal doesn't come better than this album)
5. Opeth- Watershed (Opeth masterfully merges death metal with progressive rock)

Honorable mentions

6. Rush- A Farewell to Kings
7. Tupac Shukar- Me Against the World
8. John Coltrane- A Love Supreme
9. Stravinsky- Rite of Spring
10. Johnny Cash- At Folsom Prison
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 03:36 AM
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71. Here are 6 that live in my car:
Steve Earle and the Del McCoury Band: The Mountain

Leonard Cohen: Leonard Cohen

Radiohead: Hail to the Thief

Nine Inch Nails: The Downward Spiral

New Order: Best of New Order

Modest Mouse: This is a Long Drive for Someone With Nothing to Think About

(And I wonder why I'm depressed... :P )
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Tektonik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 04:06 AM
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72. k
Cocteau Twins - Heaven or Las Vegas
New Order - Technique
Pet Shop Boys - Alternative
Xiu Xiu - La Fort
The Knife - Silent Shout
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Robeson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 04:07 AM
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73. Bullsh*t. Obviously you are an Obama worshiper or Hillary hater....
...oh, wait, never-mine, I'm still detoxing from GDP. Now what was your question again? ;-)
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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 05:38 AM
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74. OK, here you go...
Jefferson Airplane - Surrealistic Pillow (quality, creativity, individuality)



Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere (sometimes you only need one note to make a solo)



Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers (it's only rock & roll, but...)



Zappa / Beefheart / Mothers - Bongo Fury (excuse me while I play my guitar)



John Lennon - Lennon Box Set (because women are the other half of the sky)



:toast:
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seemunkee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 08:05 AM
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75. OK
Pink Floyd - DSOM
Brian Eno - Here Come the Warm Jets
Mu-Ziq - Lunatic Harness
Miles Davis - Birth of the Cool
Jimi Hendrix - Electric Ladyland
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 10:25 AM
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77. This is too hard.
Thom Yorke - The Eraser (electronic?)
Sunset Rubdown - S/T EP (???)
Beirut - The Flying Club Cup (alt folk maybe?)
PJ Harvey - To Bring You My Love (rock)
Mogwai - Rock Action (noise)
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LanternWaste Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 10:27 AM
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78. That was easier than I had thought...
Let's see... off the top of my head they would be:

1. The Proclaimers - Sunshine on Leith

2. Tchaikovsky's Symphony #4 (Deutsche Grammophone recording: 1987)

3. Spyro Gyra - Morning Dance

4. Bruce Springsteen - The Wild, The Innocent, and the E Street Shuffle

5. Moody Blues - On the Threshold of a Dream

That was easier than I had thought! :)
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bikebloke Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 10:27 AM
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79. My turn.
The Best of Paolo Conte
Zest of Zazie
Spliff - 85555
The Beatles - Rock 'n Roll
Zucchero - Oro Incenso e Birra
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Rambis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 10:35 AM
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80. Interesting
Meet the Beatles: Beatles
Europe 72: Grateful Dead
CSNY: Four Way Street
London Calling: Clash
Dubliners: The Wild Rover
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SecularMotion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 11:06 AM
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81. I like these and lots more
Bob Dylan & The Band - The Basement Tapes(americana/rock)
James Brown - Prisoner of Love(soul/funk)
The Ramones - Rocket To Russia(punk/new wave)
Maria Callas - The Barber Of Seville(opera/classical)
King Sunny Ade - Juju Music(african/world)





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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 11:07 AM
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82. Captain Beefheart: Safe as Milk
von Karajan/Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra: Apollon Musagete (Stravinsky), Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta (Bartok)

Waverly Consort: Music in the Age of Exploration

Pere Ubu: The Modern Dance

Elvis Costello: This Year's Model


And this leaves out a whole range of world music I listen to--Celia Cruz, Natasha Atlas, Os Mutantes, Trio Mocoto--not to mention blues, jazz, rockabilly, gargage rock, pop music of the 1940s and 1950s, romantic piano, classical and baroque chamber music, and on and on and on. But these I would take to a desert isle* and never get tired of listening to.

*That's not a wish, by the way. If it really happened that I got shipwrecked with just these records to entertain me, I would probably get sick of them all in about a week.

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Tikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 12:20 PM
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84. mvd...I can name that tune in 6:
Here Are The Sonics....The Sonics
http://surf.to/sonics

Three way tie:
KRLA/King of the Wheels....Bobby Fuller Four
Mendocino....Sir Douglas Quintet
....and a time to dance.....Los Lobos

RAMONES.....Ramones

Wrecking Crew.....The Meteors
http://www.kingsofpsychobilly.com /

This Years Model....Elvis Costello & The Attractions
http://www.sundancechannel.com/series/spectacle

Los Angeles.....X


Tikki
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mcctatas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 12:53 PM
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85. My musical taste is a little schizoid...
Dropkick Murphy's: The Warriors Code
Arlo Guthrie: Mystic Journey
Warren Zevon: Mr. Bad Example
The Clash: Combat Rock
Joan Armatrading: The key
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CrownPrinceBandar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 01:51 PM
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87. Mine............
Stan Getz/Charlie Byrd - Jazz Samba
Beatles - The White Album
Chris Whitley - Terra Incognita
Faith No More - Angel Dust
Tipsy - Triptease
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Lady-Damai Donating Member (756 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 02:35 PM
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88. Hmmmm....

Jimi Hendrix-Axis: Bold as Love(classic rock)

Muddy Waters-Hard Again(blues)

Betty Davis-Nasty Gal(Funk)

Aretha Franklin-Lady Soul( R&B/Soul)

ABBA-Arrival(Disco)
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carlyhippy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 08:37 PM
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93. a picture is worth 1000 words... my pan-musical taste




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whistler162 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 08:53 PM
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95. Okay, lets see....
1 - Jim Croce - The Final Tour
2 - Mel Torme - At the Crescendo
3 - Allison and Union Station - Two Highways
4 - Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra - Hugo Alfven: Midsommarvaka/Symphony No.2 in D Major Op.11
5 - Andrew Douglas - CILL CHRIOSD

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Rhythm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 09:12 PM
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96. My 5... in no particular order, and some will be surprising :-)
Edited on Wed Dec-17-08 09:24 PM by ThinkBlue1966
Danzig - 4P


The Sisters of Mercy - Floodland


R.E.M. - Fables of the Reconstruction


Melissa Etheridge - Yes I Am


Garth Brooks - The Ultimate Hits

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Chan790 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 09:14 PM
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97. My 5:
The Decemberists: Castaways and Cutouts
Gogol Bordello: Gypsy Punks Underdog World Strike
Alkaline Trio: Goddamnit
Elliott Smith: Either/Or
Man Man: Six Demon Bag
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ACTION BASTARD Donating Member (765 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 09:25 PM
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98. Can't do 5. 10? Yeah, buddy.
Edited on Wed Dec-17-08 09:28 PM by MALEVOLENT MARINE
1. U2 - The Unforgettable Fire (modern rock)
2. Paul Hardcastle - The Jazzmasters II (cool Jazz)
3. Boston - Boston (Classic fucking Rock)
4. Warren Hill - Devotion (cool Jazz)
5. Richard Cheese - Tuxicity (Sinatra on serious, serious dope)

6. Abraxas Pool - http://www.amazon.com/Abraxas-Pool/dp/B000003IPP/ref=sr...
7. Zakk Wylde - Alcohol Fueled Brewtality :LIVE: (HEAVY-guitar influenced hard rock)
8. Pink Floyd - The Division Bell (classic rock)
9. Soilwork - Stabbing the Drama (melodic death metal)
10. Triumph - Allied Forces (hard rock)
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harmonicon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-17-08 11:46 PM
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101. this is hard
most of the music that I listen to isn't recorded anywhere that's released.... just going to concerts and trading recordings with friends. So, that makes it hard to give a real representation of what I listen to here.... also no one fucking has ever heard of that stuff, so I think I'll have to tame it down a bit - also, I do like loads of things, and trying to get 5 records to represent that will be hard....

Christian Wolff - 10 Exercises
Nico - Chelsea Girl
Howard Skempton - piano music played by John Tilbury (it's been released with different names over the years)
The Grateful Dead - American Beauty
Echo and the Bunnymen - Heaven Up Here
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