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May 9th, 2007, 05:57 PM
Not sure if we've done this. A friend asked me and i found it hard, but gave it a go. Here's the damage:

1. Tool - Aneima
2. Marvin Gaye - Whats Going on?
3. Stevie Wonder - Songs In The Key of Life
4. Rhythm and Sound - See Mi Yah
5. Son Of Dave - 02
6. Police - Regatta de Blanc
7. Beatles - Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts
8. Cinematic Orchestra - Everyday
9. Pink Floyd - Darkside Of the Moon
10. The Roots - Phrenology

Happy choosing:grin:

May 9th, 2007, 06:22 PM
My list changes every 10 minutes.

Not in any order:
Secret World Live by Peter Gabriel
The Fragile by Nine Inch Nails
You Are What You Is by Frank Zappa
In Absentia by Porcupine Tree
Deadwing, ditto
Share the Well by Caedmon's Call
Le Mystere des Voix Bulgares by the Bulgarian State Women's Choir
Djabote by Doudou Ndiaye Rose
Zenyatta Mondatta by The Police
Your Mom's Record by Your Mom.

May 9th, 2007, 06:45 PM
Mine is likely to change tomorrow, too, because I am likely leaving out two other great albums that rocked my world for every one I name here. In no set order:

Genesis The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway
Emerson Lake & Palmer Welcome Back My Friends...
The Beatles A Hard Day's Night soundtrack
Steely Dan Aja
The Who Quadrophenia
Bruce Hornsby Harbor Lights
Pat Metheny Group Imaginary Day
Dave Brubeck Quartet Time Out
Pink Floyd DSOTM
Spock's Beard The Kindness Of Strangers

May 9th, 2007, 07:06 PM
Desert Island Disks...

Electric Ladyland - Hendrix
Burglar - Freddie King
All The World's A Stage - Rush
Suck On This - Primus
Universal Juveniles - Max Webster
The Impossible Dream - The Sensational Alex Harvey Band
Ruby Vroom - Soul Coughing
Joe's Garage - Frank Zappa
Tied: Pretzel Logic/Countdown To Ecstacy/Aja - Steely Dan
Deguello - ZZ Top

One extra...

Live! - BB King & Bobby Blue Bland

Of course, only 10 (or 11) is totally unfair as I can't bring any AC/DC, King's X, Toadies, Burden Brothers, Coltrane, Miles... Man, it's good thing I can play most of this stuff back in my head...

(written during Burden Brothers (thanks blackieC) "You're So God Damn Beautiful"...

May 9th, 2007, 07:15 PM
Stevie Wonder - Songs in the key of life
Marvin Gaye - What's going on
The Police - Regatta de Blanc
Sting - The soul cages
XTC - English settlement
The Beatles - Revolver
Joni Mitchell - Turbulent Indigo
Steely Dan - Gaucho
The Clash - London calling
Tuomo - My Thing

only 10 ? Damn.

May 9th, 2007, 08:28 PM
only 10 ? Damn.

I know, huh. For example I'd have liked to include Oranges And Lemons since you mentioned XTC, but hey, maybe tomorrow if I answer again....

May 9th, 2007, 08:48 PM
Beatles - Sgt. Pepper
Steely Dan - A Decade Of Steely Dan
REM - Lifes Rich Pageant
Humble Pie - Rockin' The Fillmore
Motown - Motown's Greatest Hits
Pearl Jam - Ten
Sting - The Dream of the Blue Turtles
American Noise - American Noise
Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced?
Peter Gabriel - So

And more.

May 9th, 2007, 09:13 PM
Okay i was thinking of top 20 so i see no reason why we shouldn't.

My list continues...

11. Down - Nola
12. Roots Manuva - Run Come Save Me
13. Lou Reed - Transformer
14. The Verve - Urban Hymns
15. Pantera - Great Southern Trendkill
16. Michael Jackson - HIStory
17. Adam F - Colours
18. Fingathing - Time Capsule
19. Mozart - Symphony 8, 9, 44, 47, 45, 11 (PragueChamber Orchestra)
20. Nina Simone - The Best Of

May 9th, 2007, 09:54 PM
radiohead - ok computer
neil young - on the beach
pink floyd - dark side of the moon
counting crows - august and everything else
the band - songs from big pink
the who - quadrophenia
elliott smith - xo
los lobos - colossal head
aimee mann - lost in space
ac dc - back in black

this is what i like now

May 9th, 2007, 10:09 PM
The standards will get covered, so here's a few fairly recent additions:

Ryan Adams- Heartbreaker
Wilco- Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

And for good-time rock 'n' roll:

Detroit Cobras- Baby
Lil Band O'Gold

May 9th, 2007, 10:12 PM
As long as we're fudgin' a bit.

The Who - Who's Next
The Who - Live at Leeds
Lou Reed - Rock and Roll Animal
Marvin Gaye - What's Goin' On
Counting Crows - August and Everything After
Pink Floyd - Meddle
The Sundays - Reading Writing and Arithmetic
The Beatles - Revolver
The Rolling Stones - Exile on Main Street
The Beach Boys - Greatest Hits

E. Shaun
May 10th, 2007, 01:29 AM
I can never do a TRUE top ten, so I usually just choose a smattering across genres that comes as close as possible. Not in numerical order, of course.

Tori Amos -- Boys For Pele
Porcupine Tree -- Lightbulb Sun
The New Pornographers -- Twin Cinema
Tool -- Aenima
Ulver -- Perdition City
Massive Attack -- Mezzanine
Opeth -- My Arms, Your Hearse
Sixteen Horsepower -- Folklore
Kate Bush -- Hounds of Love
Queen -- Queen II

There are so many I'm leaving out, and I almost feel guilty about it, but...so it goes!

E. Shaun
May 10th, 2007, 01:52 AM
Okay, the guilt consumes me. Another ten that could easily be in my "top ten" if I could truly have one.

Veruca Salt -- Resolver
Slint -- Spiderland
Radiohead -- Hail To The Thief
The Delgados -- Universal Audio
Ozric Tentacles -- Waterfall Cities
The Gathering -- If_Then_Else
Dredg -- Leitmotif
Air -- 10000 Hz Legend (actually should have been in my first list...top 3)
Metric -- Live It Up
And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead -- Worlds Apart

Special mention to:

Jay Munly -- Munly And The Lee Lewis Harlots as it is an album I have only had for four months or so, and yet its depth and breadth is so incredibly stunning that I recommend it to absolutely anyone who has a taste for the darkest side of country-rock. Actually, no genre describes it...it's just a phenomenal album that defies explanation.

All of this is so relative. I could easily name off scores of prog albums that had a major impact on me, just as there are albums that are PERFECT for certain moods, even if you only listen once or twice a year. But alas, this isn't a top 100. :Wink:

May 10th, 2007, 02:49 AM
In no particlular order:

The Jayhawks- Rainy Day Music an unknown classic...wonderful songs and great performances if you haven't heard this album, you should

Chicago-V IMHO their best ....Good Rock , great horns , Terry Kath's a monster....

Steely Dan- Gaucho I've worn out at least 5 copies of this album

Genesis-The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway-a masterpiece...

Beatles-Abbey Road- what a great Swansong...

Beatles-Revolver- isn't this everybodys favorite Beatle album?

Dire Straits- Making Movies great lead work...killer songs...FANTASTIC lyrics....It's worth the money just for Skateaway...

Stevie Wonder-Songs in the Key of Life...every song states genius louder and louder....

The Who- Tommy- innovative, groundbreaking...just fucking killer....

AC/DC-High Voltage- a great album to play at loud volumes while crusing on Saturday night....

Good Thread!!!!

May 10th, 2007, 04:47 AM
Let me add an album that changed me:
White City by Pete Townshend. I was a different drummer after I wore that cassette out.

May 10th, 2007, 05:01 AM
London Calling - the only album that really matters.

May 10th, 2007, 06:03 AM
London Calling - the only album that really matters.


May 10th, 2007, 06:36 AM
Ok a few more.....(how can you stop at 10 ?)

Bruce Springsteen- Born to Run...The album that showed he really was "The Boss"...I've covered Thunder Road for years......

Billy Joel-Glass Houses...POP/Rock Keys at their finest...All for Layna is worth the buy..

The Monkees-Present...I use to spin this one for hours when I was a kid....If you throw out the Davey Jones stuff, It's a great record....Check out the alternate version of Mommy and Daddy

Rob Wasserman-Trios...Just like the title it's Wasserman and two others.....including Brian and Carney Wilson, Jerry Garcia and Edie Breckell, and Bob Weir and Neil Young.....worth looking for....

noticed I haven't had a Grateful Dead album yet?......

May 10th, 2007, 06:46 AM
noticed I haven't had a Grateful Dead album yet?......

Yes. A bit shocked, actually.:icon_eek:

May 10th, 2007, 06:55 AM
It's because I'm a live show deadhead.....got some killer boots...but even "In The Dark" was sketchy.....Probably Wake of the Flood is my Favorite.....

Glenn Kuras
May 10th, 2007, 03:19 PM
1)The Woggles - Rock And Roll Backlash
2)Dash Rip Rock - Tiger Town
3)Wilco - Being There
4)Willie Nelson - Teatro
5)Bob Dylan - Love and Theft
6)Jonny Cash - Unchained
7)The Hives - Barely Legal
8)The Who - Any of them :lol:
9)The Paybacks - Love, Not Reason
10)The Muffs - Really Really Happy

Ok my taste can get a little f*ed up at times. :lol:


May 10th, 2007, 03:28 PM
like others, I simply can't create this list with any kind of accuracy. It all depends on my mood at the time... but here's 10 that are in current rotation, in no particular order:

Social Distortion - White Light, White Heat, White Trash
Tool - 10,000 Days
Matchbox 20 - Yourself Or Someone Like You
Stabbing Westward - Stabbing Westward
Skinny Puppy - Remission
Harry Chapin - Greatest Stories Live
Muse - Absolution
Pearl Jam - Ten
The Cult - Sonic Temple
Ned's Atomic Dustbin - God Fodder



May 10th, 2007, 03:36 PM
I gotta give a mention to Eyes Open by Senegalese Afro Pop artist Youssou N'Dour. Gorgeous melodies, DEEP polyrythmic grooves, fantastic playing and a lovely 3-D production. Great "float away" music.:Thumbsup: :Thumbsup:

May 10th, 2007, 04:12 PM
In no particular order...

Deep Purple - Purpendicular
Tony Bennett - Live in Chicago
Dire Straits - Brothers In Arms
Gary Moore - After Hours
Bryan Adams - Reckless
Ella Fitzgerald - Live at Montreux
Pink Floyd - Pulse
Bon Jovi - New Jersey
Eva Cassidy - Live at Blues Alley
Van Halen - 5150


May 10th, 2007, 04:31 PM
I gotta give a mention to Eyes Open by Senegalese Afro Pop artist Youssou N'Dour. Gorgeous melodies, DEEP polyrythmic grooves, fantastic playing and a lovely 3-D production. Great "float away" music.:Thumbsup: :Thumbsup:

Love Youssou. Love that awesome mbalax groove!

May 10th, 2007, 04:51 PM
On a world music vibe


Great stuff

May 10th, 2007, 08:24 PM
How Can You Stop At 10 ? continued:

Blues Traveller-Save His Soul- Great jams with probably the best harmonica player in the biz

Soul Asylum- Grave Dancers Union- how can you go wrong when you have a "soft side" and a "hard side"?

Brian Wilson-Smile- finally the masterpiece is revealed and turns out it's a MASTERPIECE.....

Elvis Costello- Allied Forces- I know it's hard to pick a fave from Elvis, but Party Girl helps make this my favorite Costello album

The Rolling Stones-Some Girls- They were hitting on all cylinders on this one, probably the best post Brian Jones record the Stones ever made....

Roy Orbison-Mystery Girl- released just a few days after he died, just when the world was finally finding out what a genius Mr. Orbinson really was.....

The Partridge Family- Family Album..yeah go ahead laugh....They're one of the reasons I'm a guitar player....Bandala is a killer song...I don't care if it's David Cassidy......

Rush-2112-my introduction to harder rock, and what an introduction, this album probably got more "Turn That Shit Down"'s from my parents than anything else I played...:D

to be continued......:Roll eyes:

May 10th, 2007, 09:04 PM
First 3 albums, that I grew up with, since I was a small kid. I still love them:

Bob Dylan: 'Desire'
Wilhelm Kempf: (title forgotten, he plays classical piano ... it's my mothers tape:Roll eyes: )
Roger Whittaker: 'I don't believe in if anymore'

Bands I discovered in my teen years:
Siouxsie and the Banshees: Hard to pick one, 'A Kiss in the Dreamhouse', 'Join Hands' and their live album from Royal Albert Hall with Robert Smith on guitar would be among my favourites.
Cranes: 'Wings of Joy'
Michael Hedges: 'Aerial Boundaries'
22 Pistepirkko: 'Rally of Love'. I also like semi-older stuff like 'Big Lupo' and 'Bare Bone Nest'.

Music I found while in my twenties:
Jens Jefsen: 'Handshakin''

Music I found after turning 30:
Porcelainized: 'Paralyzed and numb'

That's 9, I'll add a bunch of Danny Elfman's movie scores as the tenth.

If I should add more, there would be stuff by Anthrax, Faith No More, The Kinks, Schubert's 'Forellen Quintet', Grieg's 'Per Gynt', Dido, ...

... I guess, I should get my record player set up again. Some of my favourite music is not being played. Interestingly most of my favourite records are really good productions too.

The next record I buy will likely be:
Thalamus: 'Simply' or some stuff by DeFex or Wavelength.

May 10th, 2007, 09:10 PM
London Calling - the only album that really matters.

Well, if I have to pick another I would throw in:

Waylon Jennings - Honky Tonk Heroes

May 10th, 2007, 09:14 PM
Nice thread for remembering good music that somehow got out of my daily life. Portishead: 'Dummy', some old Bjørk and Marla Glen: 'This is Marla Glen'. I've got to get a hold of that stuff too (which again, partly just means setting up my turn table).

May 10th, 2007, 09:17 PM
Let's see...

Jimmy Eat World: Clarity
Jimmy Eat World: Bleed American
Smashing Pumpkins: Siamese Dream
Weezer: Weezer
Foo Fighters: The Colour and The Shape
The Get Up Kids: Something to write home about
Green Day: Dookie
Nirvana: Nevermind
Refused: The shape of punk to come
Rage Against The Machine: RATM

Very 90's top 10 when I look at it...

May 10th, 2007, 09:46 PM
Nick Drake - Bryter Later
Joe Henry - Trampoline
Beatkeepers - self-titled
High Strange Drifters - Ancient Tones and Death Knells
Bob Dylan - Bringing It All Back Home
Bob Marley - Natty Dread
Flaming Lips - Hit To Death In The Future Head
Leonard Cohen - The Future
Morphine - Cure For Pain
Tom Waits - Heart of Saturday night

May 11th, 2007, 12:11 AM
This week's favorites?
Derek & the Domino's- Layla
SRV- In Step
Bruce Hornsby- Her Come The Noisemakers
Rich Mullins- Liturgy, Legacy and a Ragamuffin Band
Little Feat- Waiting for Columbus
Keb Mo- Just Like You
Weather Report- Heavy Weather
Robert Palmer- Sneakin Sally thru the Alley
Dire Straits- Brothers in Arms
The Band- To Kingdom Come (best of)

And half a dozen already mentioned

May 11th, 2007, 12:45 AM
How Can You Stop At 10 ?(continued)

Chicago- Chicago VII Cool ....more jazzy and airy with the first side and a half instrumentals...Terry Kath's solo in Aire is not to be missed.....

Kenny Loggins- Keep the Fire- great songs..great performances......produced by Tom Dowd and mixed by Loudist........

Neil Young and Crazyhorse- Everybody Knows This is Nowhere-nothing I can say to compare with the music....what an album!!!

Counting Crows-Recovering the Satellites- The first album was killer so how do you follow that ?...with an album even better...It opens with the amazing song, ....Catapult and just keeps getting better and better ..I've spun this one alot

The Who- Face Dances- first album without Keith Moon....worth buying even if you never get to the second side..

(to be continued).....

May 11th, 2007, 02:20 PM
I don't have the energy to try to whittle things down to a top ten. However, I will say that I still really dig the first Montrose album. Gotta be in my top ten somewhere. All the rest of what would probably end up in my top ten have already been mentioned.

May 11th, 2007, 11:49 PM
Neil Young and Crazyhorse- Everybody Knows This is Nowhere

Holy m0o cow. I wore this thing to translucency in 73.


Paul Simon - Graceland

May 12th, 2007, 06:37 AM
I have a love/hate relationship with these kinds of threads.

On the love side, they remind me of albums that have shaped my world. I go back and pull them out to remind myself of what it is that makes music the air that I breathe.

On the hate side, every post should be amended to add "right now".

If anyone has a top ten that they have cemented in thier minds as the ten be all/end all albums of thier lives, then this only tells me that they have stopped listening to music.

On any given day I could easily say that Elvis Costello's entire dicography are my favorite albums of all time.

I named my dog after him.

If there is any higher tribute I'd love to hear it.

But then...

Let's say I put on Buck Owen's Live in London.

Fucking genius.

Or XTC's Oranges and Lemons.

More genius.

Or The New Porographers...

Or Beethoven's piano concertos...

Or the Ramones first album...

Do you see where I'm going here?

Music is not like an athletic competion that can be quantified and judged.

It is an entirely personal thing that means something entirely different to every individual that hears it.

Fuck me running.

I'm off an a tangent again.

Keep posting your lists.

I might find among them something that I can fit into my top ten favorites.

For now.

May 12th, 2007, 06:42 AM
I named my dog after him.

If there is any higher tribute I'd love to hear it.

I named my daughter Allison.

And she's about 80465872346572 times prettier than your dog.


E. Shaun
May 12th, 2007, 07:14 AM
I like threads like this because it causes you to not only evaluate your taste in music at the current moment, but it also causes you to put some music that has had a large effect on you on display to the sonic cohorts of the Womb community.

By my current count, I have nearly 800 CDs. About 300 or so of those, I never listen to...either due to passing phases, or just general disinterest in the albums in particular. Another 300 or so are ones I listen to once every year or two...maybe there's a particular song that stands out for me, but the rest of the album is mediocre to my ears. The other 200 or so are CDs I listen to at least once a year, simply because they're ones that I really gravitate towards. I don't think I could accurately break it down any further than that. It becomes rather academic, since obviously there's something in all those albums that draws me back...and that's the point of art in general, isn't it?

May 12th, 2007, 07:24 AM
I named my daughter Allison.

And she's about 80465872346572 times prettier than your dog.


I have no doubt that this is true.

Point taken.

Still and all, I lack progeny so this was in my own context the highest honor I could bestow upon the little furry creature that has been my companion and comforter over the past fifteen years through times of turmoil and heartbreak.

That little bitch (correct terminology) means the world to me, but I also have no doubt that your daughter means 80465872346572 times more to you.

And that is the way it should be.

God bless you both.

But just to get back on topic, whatcha been listening to lately?

May 12th, 2007, 12:32 PM
But just to get back on topic, whatcha been listening to lately?

Nick Drake - Bryter Later
Joe Henry - Trampoline
Beatkeepers - self-titled
High Strange Drifters - Ancient Tones and Death Knells
Bob Dylan - Bringing It All Back Home
Bob Marley - Natty Dread
Flaming Lips - Hit To Death In The Future Head
Leonard Cohen - The Future
Morphine - Cure For Pain
Tom Waits - Heart of Saturday night

Rosencrantz: Context!
Gildenstern: What?
Rosencrantz: What context!
Gildenstern: What context?

David Aurora
May 12th, 2007, 02:46 PM
fuck....hmmm.....ill have a crack...

(in no particular order, except number 1)

1. Silverchair- Neon Ballroom
2. Pantera- hmmmm....The Great Southern Trendkill (for overall vibe....but lyrically it's gotta be Vulgar Display Of Power)
2. Something For Kate- Elsewhere For 8 Minutes
2. Lisa Loeb- Firecracker
3. Faith No More- Album Of The Year
3. Bjork- Vespertine
4. Live- Throwing Copper
5. U2- The Joshua Tree
5. Anthrax- Attack Of The Killer B's
6. Metallica- Metallica
6. Jimi Hendrix- Electric Ladyland
6. Vacant Stare- Vindication
7. Tori Amos- Under The Pink
7. Dido- No Angel
8. Rick Price- Tamborine Mountain
9. Jeff Buckley- Grace
9. Mazzy Star- So Tonight That I May See
9. Soulfly- Soulfly
10. Radiohead- OK Computer
10. Machine Head- The Burning Red
10. Ben Harper- Burn To Shine
10. The Beatles- Sgt Peppers
10. Snot- Get Some

........ok, remind me not to attempt to make a top 10 list ever again......

May 13th, 2007, 03:29 AM
How Can You Stop At 10 ?(continued)

Jefferson Starship-Red Octapus- great "Yacht Rock" from what was once a hippie band.....

Rick Wakeman- The Myths and Ledgends of King Arthur and the Nights of the Round Table- Prog rock at its best..Dont miss Merlin the Magician..

The Monkees-Piceces, Aquairus, Capricorn, Jones- Laugh if you want..but I love this record...some great country rock from Mike and one of the first albums to use the Moog....(Mickey bought one of the first ones)......

Nirvana- Unplugged a brilliant setlist...cool choice of covers....I love how they cover The Man Who Sold the World...

Elvis-The Memphis Album- The Mac Daddy, proving he can hang with the best of them, even after 15 years.....

Gino Vanelli- Nightwalker
a tad overproduced, maybe but a great album never the less...

(to be continued)

May 14th, 2007, 12:58 AM
i cannot even begin to dissect bob dylan, neil young, pink floyd, beattles, queen, beach boys, but if i had to pick top 10 outside of those (or look at most played on my iTunes):

Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers

Love & Rockets - Earth Sun Moon

Johnny Cash - America IV: The Man Comes Around

Billie Holiday - The Complete Billie Holiday on Verve

Sade - Love Deluxe

Willie Nelson - The Essential Willie Nelson

Luciano Pavarotti - Pavarotti's Greatest Hits Disc 2

Nina Simone - The Blues

Art Pepper - Jazz 'Round Midnight

X - Under the Big Black Sun


May 14th, 2007, 07:04 PM
The Geese And The Ghost by Anthony Phillips drifts in and out of my Top 10 all-time. Unabashedly pastoral and sometimes painfully pretty music from the founding lead guitarist of Genesis, with guest appearances from Mike Rutherford and Phil Collins (who was not even in the band when Phillips was).

It just doesn't feel like May till I get to listen to this, which I did Saturday morning on a drive in the country. Perfect.

If you liked Trespass then you probably already have this in your collection, and if you liked Trespass and you don't already have this, then you should.

May 14th, 2007, 10:18 PM
Really, really off the top of my head:

1. Opeth - Blackwater Park
2. Kings X - Dogman
3. Pantera - Vulgar Display Of Power
4. Meshuggah - Destroy Erase Improve
5. Soilwork - Soilwork
6. Primus - Frizzle Fry
7. Pulley - Matters
8. Madonna - Ray Of Light
9. Cabbage Boy - Genetically Modified
10. Jimmy Eat World - Futures

May 14th, 2007, 10:27 PM
I hate these threads because I usually run out of numbers before I run out of fave albums :( but for me, in no particular order (And yes, I'm doing 15 because I can't decide on 10):

Frontline Assembly-Millennium
Killing Joke-Pandemonium
Skinny Puppy-The Process
Peter Gabriel-Us
Neurosis-Through Silver In Blood
Ned's Atomic Dustbin-Are You Normal?
Sugar-Copper Blue
Suicidal Tendencies-Lights...Camera...Revolution!
Cult Of Luna-Somewhere Along The Highway

May 14th, 2007, 11:25 PM
How Can You Stop at Ten ? (continued)

Elton John-Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy- not a bad cut on the album, great guitar work by Davey Johnstone...my favorite from a bunch of good albums Elton did....

Genesis- Three Side Live (one studio side)- A killer record..the live stuff proves that Genesis can still jam, even without Gabriel, and the studio side side is killer...though the album is no longer available in this form you can get the live cuts on an expanded Three Sides Live, and the studio side as an EP...definately worth looking for....

Radiohead- OK Computer- how do you comment on a masterpiece?....and an Airbag really did save my life.....:Wink:

Led Zeppelin-Houses of the Holy- great record...good songs...my favorite...oh and it's OK to get turned on to the little naked girl on the cover...she's over 40 now......:lol:

(to be continued)

May 14th, 2007, 11:46 PM
Neurosis-Through Silver In Blood

AWESOME albums!

I've lost my copy of Oceanic. Must buy that again. I'm listening to Celestial as i type.

Okay, what i'm listening to right now...

Simon and Garfunkel - Best Of
Otis Reading - Best Of
Busta Rhymes - Extinction Level Event
Shuggie Otis - Inspiration Information
Jamiroquai - Dynamite
Raul Midon - State Of Mind
Weapons Of Mass Creation 3 - Hospital Records
Four Tet - Rounds
Paul Weller - Stanley Road

E. Shaun
May 15th, 2007, 01:14 AM
Props to Pimp for the Primus. I just listened to Frizzle Fry again last week. Love it.

And yes...it's hard to pick a favorite Opeth album. I think I'd give the nod to My Arms Your Hearse because "Demon Of The Fall" is such a masterpiece. If someone starts a 10 favorite songs thread, that would be right up there for me...

May 15th, 2007, 02:10 AM
Genesis- Three Side Live (one studio side)- A killer record..the live stuff proves that Genesis can still jam, even without Gabriel, and the studio side side is killer...though the album is no longer available in this form you can get the live cuts on an expanded Three Sides Live, and the studio side as an EP...definately worth looking for....

I had the UK import, with a fourth live side... an absolutely killer Fountain of Salmacis in the middle, the definitive One For The Vine starting the side off, and a neat version of It segueing deliciously slowly into the closing instrumental section from Watcher Of The Skies... with Bill Bruford on kit from the 1975-76 tour. (The first two tracks were Chester Thompson with Phil joining in on the instrumental section of Vine).

Now you've got me wishing I had a turntable again.

May 15th, 2007, 02:38 AM
Damn, I'm going to have to look for the Uk version. I always liked Wind and Wuthering as an album.

May 23rd, 2007, 01:52 AM
Damn, I'm going to have to look for the Uk version. I always liked Wind and Wuthering as an album.

You're not the only one... I think I don't like maybe the last couple of Genesis albums and that's about it, but even Invisible Touch had some good tunes

E. Shaun
May 23rd, 2007, 02:52 AM
Yeah, come to think of it their eponymous album from 1983 had a major effect on me musically. I remember it was one of the first CDs my father bought for my family's first CD player in 1989...and he used to just CRANK "Second Home By The Sea" and shout, "Listen to the bass frequencies, son!"

In retrospect, the electronic drums were horrid...but I always loved the song structure of "Beyond The Silver Rainbow", and "Mama" remains one of my favorite Genesis songs period...

May 23rd, 2007, 05:36 AM
When I thought about contributing to this list, I didn't think it would be so difficult to limit this to ten. I will!

1. McKinley - Goner
I had the honor of producing this unknown indie girl's album and at the end of the day she's one of those singers that can open the phone book, sing it, and rip your heart out. I'll work for her anytime, anywhere. (but not for free, there are limits)

2. Lisa Loeb - The Way It Really Is
I didn't think I would like this album after the first listen, but it grew and grew on me. It's a beautiful well balanced album.

3. Weather Report - Mysterious Traveler
I've every Weather Report album. The earliest incarnations were my favorite.

4. Intervision - Shades of Neptune
I don't think it should be illegal to really like something I've worked on. These guys are soulful in a retro 70's sort of way. Really refreshing to work with. They care more about the music and the song than the fashion.

5. Gillian Welch - Hell Among the Yearlings
What a great listen. Folk at its best!:D

6. Crowded House - Woodface
This album is responsible for turning my ears on to the fine art of mixing. Thanks BC!

7. Woody Shaw - Stepping Stones
By far, the highest spirited live non-studio jazz recording I've ever heard. Woody Shaw's passing away was one of the turning points in my life to commit to raising the bar in pop music performances. Woody was a genius that left us far too soon. Brilliant! I could listen to this album every day. (and did for quite a while)

8. Mark Isham - Vapor Drawings
Another turning point in music for me. New Age music was great before all the crystal bullcrap was introduced.

9. Brian Eno & Harold Budd - Ambient 2 The Plateaux Of Mirror
See New Age comment above.

10. John Scofield - Quiet
Beautiful horn and woodwind arrangement topped with Sco on acoustic guitar. It doesn't get better unless you add Wayne Shorter on top of it. But wait, they did!

Well there's more jazz here than I thought there would be, and I blew two picks on projects I've worked on, but there you have it. This is honestly my list...

... today.

... but McKinley may be permanantly on top! (no funny jokes):Wink:

May 23rd, 2007, 08:18 AM
This week's list of eleven:

Akercocke - The Goat Of Mendes
Cantata Sangui - Of Correspondence and Rituals
Celtic Frost - Morbid Tales
Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables
Entombed - Wolverine Blues
Kent - Isola
Radiopuhelimet - K.O.
Slayer - South of Heaven
Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
Terveet kädet - Ääretön joulu
Woven Hand - Consider The Birds

May 23rd, 2007, 01:31 PM
even Invisible Touch had some good tunes

Me, I can't think of even one song on that album I would actively seek out and listen to today. Domino comes closest. The rest of it is Satan incarnate. And I'm a diehard fan-- but I think I even prefer Disturbed's version of Land Of Confusion to Genesis'.

And with a title like We Can't Dance, I was expecting more of the same, but I was pleasantly surprised that they actually seemed to give a damn that time out....

May 27th, 2007, 04:30 PM
Chabz and Krizo - Grow Grow/Test lies

Kyuss - Welcome to Sky Valley

Lamb - What Sound

Lemon Jelly - Lost Horizons

since 1982
May 27th, 2007, 07:08 PM
At the moment

Nick Cave The Boatmans Call
Pink Floyd DSOTM
Joni Mitchell Blue
Cat Power Moonpix
Pixies Surfer Rosa
Buena Vista Social Club
Otis Redding Otis Blue
The Smiths Singles
Sufjan Stevens seven swans
Smog A river aint to much

August 16th, 2007, 11:18 PM
Audience - House on the Hill ( Bijou Drains, the bass player, is Townshend)

Mott the Hoople - All the Young Dudes

David Bowie - Hunky Dory

Weather Report - Heavy Weather ( Get well, Joe.)

The James Gang - Rides Again

Glass Harp - Glass Harp

Michael Stanley Band - Stage Pass ( Live at the Cleveland Agora)

New Riders of the Purple Sage - Powerglide

The Cars - The Cars