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PostPosted: Mon 13 Oct, 2014 1:18 pm 
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mbc1955 wrote:
Late to the Party but eager to catch up:

In no particular order (except that the first is my best album of all time) and rationed to no more than one album per act

REM - Automatic to the People
The Beatles - Revolver
The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
The Who - Who's Next
Shawn Colvin - Fat City
Pere Ubu - The Modern Dance
Joy Division - a double CD of Unknown Pleasures and Closer as I can't separate the two: we're allowed one cheat, right?
The Pierces - Creation
Kirsty MacColl - Kite
The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses
Buffalo Tom - Sleepy-Eyed
Warren Zevon - Mr Bad Example (by the narrowest of heads from either the self-titled album or Sentimental Hygene)
Love - Forever Changes
Elvis Costello & The Attractions - This Year's Model (though his best has to be Imperial Bedroom)
Emmylou Harris - Red Dirt Girl



Good list, although have to admit there are a few there I've not heard of [Buffalo Tom, The Pierces] so will search them out.


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mbc1955 wrote:
Late to the Party but eager to catch up:

In no particular order (except that the first is my best album of all time) and rationed to no more than one album per act

REM - Automatic to the People
The Beatles - Revolver
The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
The Who - Who's Next
Shawn Colvin - Fat City
Pere Ubu - The Modern Dance
Joy Division - a double CD of Unknown Pleasures and Closer as I can't separate the two: we're allowed one cheat, right?
The Pierces - Creation
Kirsty MacColl - Kite
The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses
Buffalo Tom - Sleepy-Eyed
Warren Zevon - Mr Bad Example (by the narrowest of heads from either the self-titled album or Sentimental Hygene)
Love - Forever Changes
Elvis Costello & The Attractions - This Year's Model (though his best has to be Imperial Bedroom)
Emmylou Harris - Red Dirt Girl


mbc1955 - there is a message from me about this sitting in your inbox up at the top left of the screen :)

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PostPosted: Fri 30 Jan, 2015 11:54 pm 
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Great thread everyone! Only just found it.

I did this for another site in 2012 and just dug up the results. Don't think I'd change anything, though (as with everyone) there are an awful lot of honourable mentions. In particular I would say that 'Parade', 'Lovesexy' and 'Sign O The Times' would all be in my top 25 but not the top 15, so it's unfortunate that Prince only has one album in the list below.

Beatles - Revolver (quite possibly, alongside 'Catch-22', my favourite work of art of the 20th century)
Pulp - Different Class (includes my favourite single of all time, 'Common People', and dozens of other moments that will sum up my 20s forever)
The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses
Prince and the Revolution - Purple Rain
Smiths - The Queen Is Dead
Radiohead - The Bends
Radiohead - OK Computer
U2 - Achtung Baby
Beatles - The Beatles ('White Album')
David Bowie - Hunky Dory
Pixies - Surfer Rosa
Pixies - Doolittle
Happy Mondays - Pills n Thrills and Bellyaches
Nirvana - Nevermind
U2 - The Joshua Tree

"One album per artist" rules would bring into play things like Debut (Bjork), Blue Lines (Massive Attack), Maxinquaye (Tricky), Parklife (Blur), Actually (Pet Shop Boys) and The Soft Bulletin (Flaming Lips).


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NonOxCol wrote:

Nirvana - Nevermind


Smells like Teen Spirit was on the radio as a golden oldie recently. I can't believe it's over 20 years old, when did that happen?!


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PostPosted: Fri 13 Feb, 2015 11:29 pm 
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WelshIan wrote:
NonOxCol wrote:

Nirvana - Nevermind


Smells like Teen Spirit was on the radio as a golden oldie recently. I can't believe it's over 20 years old, when did that happen?!


I have big problems with the passing of time wrt popular culture. For instance, How Soon Is Now? is closer to Tutti Frutti than it is to today.

*howl of despair*


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PostPosted: Thu 19 Feb, 2015 11:06 pm 
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NonOxCol wrote:

I have big problems with the passing of time wrt popular culture. For instance, How Soon Is Now? is closer to Tutti Frutti than it is to today.

*howl of despair*


xkcd is one of my favourite comics, so even though this relates to films, I'm going to post it here anyway :)

http://xkcd.com/891/
http://xkcd.com/1477/


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PostPosted: Thu 19 Feb, 2015 11:37 pm 
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That site of course produced one of the greatest cartoon strips ever - do I really need to tell you which one? :)


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You'll have to tell me, Anatoly – I've got a memory like a bent and battered old sieve with some of the holes gunked up. But xkcd has restored my humour on many a day when I'd thought I'd lost it...

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PostPosted: Fri 20 Feb, 2015 10:56 am 
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It is pertinent to what we do on this site, and the online world more generally :)


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PostPosted: Fri 20 Feb, 2015 12:42 pm 
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Anatoly, I needed your prompt! But I think you're referring to this one:
http://xkcd.com/386/

'Someone is wrong on the internet'


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Ah! :D

If WelshIan is correct, I used to have a print of that stuck on my old Blueberry iMac but I've lost it somewhere. The print, I mean – the iMac's in my dead-Mac-Museum...

And I should have hit Submit before I went to hunt for it in the dMM. Fail. Need. Coffee.

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Late to the party as ever :roll: Hmm, too many to pick just 15, and like TE, I mostly listen to playlists and downloads of my favourites. There's not many albums out there where I can claim I like all or even most of the songs. Anyway here you go. In no particular order.

Dan Black - UN (one of the few albums where I love nearly all the tracks).
The Smiths - Meat is Murder (+ most of their back catalogue)
The Jam - Setting Sons
Aztec Camera - Stray
Billy Bragg - Victim of Geography (two albums in one :) )
Alex Winston - King Con
Garbage - Garbage
The Clash - London Calling (In fact most of the Clash's back-catalogue)
Massive Attack - Blue Lines
Kate Bush - The Dreaming (or Hounds of Love - really difficult to get this down to 15).
R.E.M - Green or Monster
Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
Nirvana - Nevermind
Pulp - Different Class
Metric - Fantasies

Also, Pixies (Doolittle), Mazarin (We're Already There), Cornershop (When I was born for the 7th Time), Flaming Lips (Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots), Ghost of the Robot (Mad Brilliant, plus a couple of tracks from B Sider - discovering this band had nothing to do with Spike - honest), Madness (Divine Madness), Nina Simone (The Very Best of), Tom Robinson (Hope and Glory), Oasis (Definitely Maybe - because it was the sound track to a brilliant holiday in Greece), Lenka (Two), Some Feeder songs (City in a Rut, Morning Life) , Beverley Knight - Voice (sentimental reasons - "Play duck track again, mummy").

Plus too many more to mention. There you go, should give you all a good laugh.

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