Tuesday, October 12, 2004

albums you should have listened to before you die

Quoting Mike at Troubled Diva here at the start for the rules:

"Copy the list on to your blog, put in bold the ones you have listened to (completely from begining to end) and then add three more albums that you think people should have heard before they turn into their parents - remember, it isn't necessarily your most favourite albums but the ones you think people should listen to... and when we say listen we mean from track one through to the end...

If you put a link to your follow-on post in the comments of the site where you found it, the chain will be trackable.

Mike adds: From now on, you are also allowed to DELETE up to THREE albums on the existing list, if you feel a) that this is an album which should not reasonably be foisted upon anybody, or b) that one Steve Earle album is quite enough for one lifetime, thank you."

And now my amended version...

London Calling - The Clash
Think Tank - Blur
This is Hardcore - Pulp
Moon Safari - Air
Elastica - Elastica
Never Mind the Bollocks Here's the Sex Pistols - Sex Pistols
OK Computer - Radiohead
The Kiss of Morning - Graham Coxon
Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders from Mars - David Bowie

The Wall - Pink Floyd
Setting Sons - The Jam
America Beauty - The Grateful Dead
Toxicity - System of a Down
Train a Comin' - Steve Earle
Folksinger - Phranc
Come From the Shadows - Joan Baez
The River - Bruce Springsteen
The Very Best of Joan Armatrading - Joan Armatrading
Outside - David Bowie
What's Going On - Marvin Gaye
Metal Box - Public Image Ltd
Orbital #2 (The Brown Album) - Orbital

Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain - Pavement
Soul II Soul - Club Classics Vol. 1
Apple Venus Vol. 1 - XTC

Blood Sugar Sex Magik - Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd
Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles

I feel kinda bad for not getting rid of The Wall, but I've not heard it end to end so it doesn't seem fair, considering I have witnessed and know the horror of Dark Side of the Moon in its entirety. But if The Wall is substantially worse, I apologise.


JonnyB said...

I can knowledgeably and incontrovertably say that The Wall should be dropped and Dark Side reinstated.

There can be no difference of opinion. None.

jonathan said...

Am I allowed to take advice or must I leave it as it is? I'm far too keen to please, generally... :-)

mike said...

'Fraid I have to agree with JonnyB.
Dark Side = timeless haunting prog classic.
The Wall = endless joyless "oh misery me!" dirge.

Anonymous said...

Let the games commence - or in other words I've posted my ammended list.

Andrew Brown

jonathan said...

Excellent. Though that link to your site is working a bit funny, Andrew - I find the divisions between categories quite hard to manage. This seems to take you to the right place for this post, at least.

Well, looks like someone else needs to kill off The Wall then. As for timeless haunting prog classic, Mike. Um, I'm not so sure about that :-)

BB said...

Hardly worth me going in for this: I've only heard ONE of those albums. Answers on a postcard...

billy said...

...errrmmm - is this the place to argue that the wall stays on the list :^)...as I'm the person who put it on the list I'd like to say it is an album that *should* be listened to...I'd also like to add that having read mike's addendum he sort of implies (or I infer) that you don't *have* to delete three albums, the list can grow if it wants...
...thank you...

BB said...

I came round to the idea and posted my own list here. Starting to look respectable now! :-)

Ben said...

I've posted my amended list, having picked up the thread from Cllr Brown's site - hope that was the right place!


Tim Beadle said...

I've added mine here:

jonathan said...

Excellent, thanks Tim. As much as Mike can try to orchestrate this one, we're not going to get a linear run out of this, I don't think. But the baton was picked up again at Ben's blog and twice at Doctor Vee's, and over at Andrew Brown's blog Andrew's trying to tempt me away from my work with a 'desert island discs', damn him. So we're weaving a satisfying cats-cradle of list-making across the web today :-)

Naysayer said...

Okay, so then.... where are the f'n links to these, what is the purpose of them taking up space if they are not being offered for d/l, what is the "game" here? Whatever it is, it's stupid and retartded. What about being a stand up person and upload then post a link for these albums so we, the viewers, can review them and then buy them if we like them? Huh? Hmmmm? Well..... Come on now!?!?!