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Lew
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 11:04 pm    Post subject: Top Albums of the Moment Reply with quote

If you were to rifle through a collection of your albums at this exact point in time, which would you pull out and stack ready to listen?

By this, I mean there will be a handful of albums you will always return to and wear a groove in the CD. There will also be a few current albums that are never far from your turntable.

So, which CD's would you currently drop the dust coated needle onto the rim of?

Me :

Crash Test Dummies - God Shuffled His Feet
Dandy Warhols - Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia
Eels - Beautiful Freak
Godspeed You Black Emperor - Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven
Green Day - American Idiot
Jem - Finally Woken
Kaiser Chiefs - EmploymentRadiohead - The Bends
Kraftwerk - Autoibahn
KT Tunstall - One Eye to the Telescope
Lemon Jelly - 64-95
Mogwai - Happy Songs for Happy People
Neil Young - Harvest
Pearl Jam - Ten
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
Portishead - Dummy
Radiohead - The Bends
Rage Against the Machine - Rage Against the Machine
REM - Automatic for the People
Tracey Chapman - Tracey Chapman
Super Furry Animals - Phantom Power
The White Stripes - Elephant
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 11:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ray La Montagne- Trouble
Coldplay- All three of their albums.
Elvis Costello- Greatest Hits or summink.
The Definitive Ray Charles
Amy Winehouse- Frank
Barry White- Best of.
A Northern Soul collection that I don't know the name of.
The Verve- Thingy.
The Clash- London Calling
Squeeze- The best of
The Libertines- thing
Badly Drawn Boy- any one of and all of.

That's all I can think of.

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Them other ones that I can't think of the name of. Shit.

Kings of Leon. Embarassed


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2005 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is my stack for this week - I've just picked them up from beside the player!

James Blunt - Back to Bedlam
Jamie Cullum - Catching Tales
Jack Johnson - In between dreams
Damien Rice - O
Disco Fever - A double CD fit to busting with my youth!
Barry White - The Collection
Maroon 5 - Songs about Jane
Gabrielle - Rise
Sugarbabes - Taller in more ways (don't like all of this, just the first track!)
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2005 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Slightly concerned how similar my tastes are to Lew.

Aereogramme - Sleep or Release
Boards of Canada - The Campfire Headphase
Coldplay - X&Y
The Dandy Warhols - 13 Tales from Urban Bohemia
Do Make Say Think - Winter Hymn Country Hymn Secret Hymn
Explosions in the Sky - The Earth is not a Cold Dark Place
The Flaming Lips - The Soft Bulletin
Genesis - The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
Godspeed You Black Emperor - "Lift yr Skinny Fists Like Antennae to Heaven"
Goldfrapp - Felt Mountain
Grandaddy - The Diary of Todd Zilla
Ed Harcourt - Strangers
Kasabian - Kasabian
Labradford -Fixed::Content
Mazzy Star - She Hangs Brightly
Mogwai - Come on Die Young
Mull Historical Society - Hope
Mum - Yesterday Was Dramatic. Today is OK.
Muse - Absolution
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
Pink Floyd - the Wall
Radiohead - the Bends
Radiohead - OK Computer
REM - Green
REM - Automatic for the People
Sigur Ros - ( )
Sigur Ros - Takk
Silver Mount Zion - Born Into Trouble as the Sparks Fly Upwards
Snow Patrol - Final Straw
Sparklehorse - It's a Wondereful Life
Suede - Dog Man Star
Rufus Wainwright - Want One
Kathryn Williams - Little Black Numbers

There. Something for everyone.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2005 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have whittled down a very long list:

Marc and the Mambas - Untitled
Leftfield - Leftism
The Bravery - The Bravery
Willy Mason - Where The Humans Eat
The Prodigy -Their Law:Singles 1990-2005
The Chemical Brothers - Surrender
Nirvana - Nevermind
The Gun Club - Mother Juno
Abba -Gold (don't larf )
Stone Roses - The Stone Roses
Edith Piaf - L'Immortelle (don't larf even more)
The Shins -Chutes Too Narrow
Radiohead - The Bends
The Sugarcubes - Life's Too Good
The Wedding Present - George Best
Kaiser Chiefs - Employment
Massive Attack - Protection
Tricky - Maxinquaye
Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream
Zwan - Mary, Star of the Sea
Gorillaz - Demon Days
Destiny's Child - #1's
Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2005 2:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Procrastinating again, Lew?

Eurythmics - Greatest Hits
Annie Lennox - Diva, Bare

Del Amitri - Hatful of Rain (also a Greatest Hits)
Fairground Attraction - The First of A Million Kisses
kd lang - Ingenue
Maroon 5 - Songs About Jane
George Michael - Older
Alison Moyet - Singles
Simon & Garfunkel (Medley from their Greatest Hits, Old Friends I,II,III)
Sinead O'Connor - The Lion and The Cobra
Eddi Reader - Eddi Reader
REM - Greatest Hits
Damien Rice - O
Simply Red - Greatest Hits
Texas - White on Blonde
KT Tunstall - Eye to the Telescope
Amy Winehouse - Frank

I'd better stop there...
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2005 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

... And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead - Source Tags & Codes
Bonnie 'prince' Billy - I See A Darkness and Superwolf
Under Byen - Det er Mig der Holder Træerne Sammen og Kyst(my favourite band)
The Delgados - Hate
Kaizer's Orchestra - Evig Pint and Maestro
Martina Topley-Bird - Quixotic
Devendra Banhart - Rejoicing in the Hands of The Golden Empress
Kashmir - Zitilites or Cruzential
Radiohead - Hail to The Thief and Kid A
The Shins - Chutes Too Narrow
Sonic Youth - EVOL
The Decemberists - Her Majesty and Picaresque
Xiu Xiu - Fabolous Muscle
Low - Things We Lost in the Fire
Feist - Let it Die
Bikstok Røgsystem - Over Stok og Sten(danish dancehall, very silly and very good)
M.I.A - Arular
Kitty Wu - Rules of Transportation
Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill(the only rap album I truly adore)
Godspeed You Black Emperor! - Lift Your Skinny Fist like Antennas to Heaven
Loreena McKennitt - Book of Secrets
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
Pixies - Doolittle
Tori Amos - Little Earthquakes or Scarlet's Walk
The Mars Volta - De-Loused in the Comatorium
At the Drive-In - Relationship of Command
Interpol - Turn on the Bright Lights

and many more.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2005 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Currently in the CD player are:

My Chemical Romance - Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge
Aerosmith - Big Ones
Marylin Manson - Lest We Forget

I could stare at my CD racks for hours trying to guess what I'll put in next and I'd still probably be wrong Confused

That said, right now as I gaze, my eye is caught by;

Garbage - Beautiful Garbage
Skunk Anansie - Stoosh
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication
TLC - CrazySexyCool
Brand New - Deja Entendu
Taking Back Sunday - Where You Want To Be
Muse - Absolution
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2005 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So many, so many, but these are the ones I return to most of all:

Patti Smith - Easter
Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
Dio - Holy Diver
Rush - 2112
Led Zeppelin - IV (or Four Symbols, or Zoso, or Untitled depending
upon your stance re the title of this album)
Kate Bush - The Kick Inside
Queen - Queen II
Rainbow - Long Live Rock N Roll
Alan Parsons Project - I Robot
Scissor Sisters - Scissor Sisters
Starsailor - Love is Here
Muse - Absolution
Dandy Warhols - Thirteen Tales from Urban Bohemia
Cradle of Filth - Nymphetamine
Aerosmith - Pump
James - Pleased to Meet You

And going off at a tangent, as I habitually do, any music DVDs you wish to recommend?

I usually play the following as CDs with the tv off and can thoroughly recommend them (if you're into the listed artists, of course):

REM - Perfect Square
Roger Waters - In the Flesh
David Gilmour - In Concert
Rush - In Rio
Blackmore's Night - Castles and Dreams

All have top sound production
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2005 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shannon's Auntie wrote:
Procrastinating again, Lew?

Eurythmics - Greatest Hits
Annie Lennox - Diva, Bare

Del Amitri - Hatful of Rain (also a Greatest Hits)
Fairground Attraction - The First of A Million Kisses
kd lang - Ingenue
Maroon 5 - Songs About Jane
George Michael - Older
Alison Moyet - Singles
Simon & Garfunkel (Medley from their Greatest Hits, Old Friends I,II,III)
Sinead O'Connor - The Lion and The Cobra
Eddi Reader - Eddi Reader
REM - Greatest Hits
Damien Rice - O
Simply Red - Greatest Hits
Texas - White on Blonde
KT Tunstall - Eye to the Telescope
Amy Winehouse - Frank

I'd better stop there...


SA, you stole my record collection! Can't believe how many of these I have on my shelf, in fact, it's easier to list the ones I don't:

Simply Red (urgh!)
REM (love 'em but listen to son's copy)
Alison Moyet (Like her, but no CD as yet)
George Michael (although will confess to two or three other titles)
Sinead O'Connor (Ex-husband got custody but I think it was a different title)
Simon & Garfunkel (He got those too. Crying or Very sad )

I absolutely love Del Amitri's 'Hatful of Rain' ... I bet you've got 'Crowded House' tucked away somewhere too?!! Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2005 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Solo wrote:
I absolutely love Del Amitri's 'Hatful of Rain' ... I bet you've got 'Crowded House' tucked away somewhere too?!! Wink


Nothing Ever Happens (Amitri) and Don't Dream It's Over (House) are two of my favourite ever songs Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2005 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stiltskin - the minds eye
nickelback- silver side up
charo - caliente (flamenco)
dido - i'm no angel
status quo - whatever you want (i've got LOADS of Quo)
fine young cannibals - the finest
jimmy somervilles greatest hits
zz top - greatest hits
annie lennox - diva
kate bush - new album
sara evans - restless (C&W)
worlds greatest masterpieces - beethoven (gotta love that stuff!)
queen - greatest hits 1 and 2
black sabbath - the very best of
rainbow - the very best of
alanis morrisette - jagged lil pill
sting and the police - the very best of
the ultimate eighties
megadeth and soundgarden ( bit of a mish mash of a few cds)
billy joel - an innocent man (one of the best albums ever IMHO)


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2005 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bebbet wrote:
Solo wrote:
I absolutely love Del Amitri's 'Hatful of Rain' ... I bet you've got 'Crowded House' tucked away somewhere too?!! Wink


Nothing Ever Happens (Amitri) and Don't Dream It's Over (House) are two of my favourite ever songs Very Happy


Got to agree with you there Bebbet. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 19, 2005 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Solo wrote:
Bebbet wrote:
Solo wrote:
I absolutely love Del Amitri's 'Hatful of Rain' ... I bet you've got 'Crowded House' tucked away somewhere too?!! Wink


Nothing Ever Happens (Amitri) and Don't Dream It's Over (House) are two of my favourite ever songs Very Happy


Got to agree with you there Bebbet. Very Happy


I did say it was only a selection! I do have more George Michael and I also have Crowded House's Recurring Dream (ad strap line - "you know more Crowded House songs than you think you do). Sinead fell from grace after her first album (although Nothing Compares 2 U was great), and I have everything Eurythmics ever committed to any medium of music. Their boxed collection and latest greatest hits album are on my Christmas list!

My fave track from Hatful of Rain is Be My Downfall but I also love The Last to Know and many others.

A lot of it is my age (37) and a lot of it is because I love female artists, but mostly it's because I'm a middle-of-the-road person who loves great music but doesn't want to pay out a fortune - so I buy a lot of Greatest Hits stuff of 80s music, that I originally had on tape or vinyl.

I also think that plenty of today's stuff is pants, although Christina Aguilera may well feature in my collection one day, and whilst I can acknowledge the greatness of Led Zep, Queen (actually I do like their stuff) and other great rockers, their music is of an era earlier than mine, so it doesn't have so much significance, and to be frank, most of my taste is about music that meant a lot to me at a particular time.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2005 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What I listened to before I went to England:

The Tragically Hip
Blue Rodeo
Alanis Morissette
Jacques Brel
Josh Groban
Jennifer Warnes (doin' Leonard Cohen's "Famous Blue Raincoat")
David Bowie ("Live at the BEEB")
Fine Young Cannibals
Dido
Dave Matthews Band
Barenaked Ladies

What I've been listening to in the past week:

Ed Alleyne-Johnson (purple electric guitar ... whooeee!)
James Blunt
Iggy Pop
Brave Combo
Chris Rea
Cyndi Lauper's version of "Unchained Melody"
Chris Isaak
Eleanor McEvoy

and a Thompson Twins remix of "Let Lovin' Start" overcut with dialogue from the movie "Casablanca" that a friend of mine in Ely put together.

Travel definitely broadens the mind, heart & ear!
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