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Hey Guys.

 

I'm interested in which records you listen to with the most regularity, especially all you well known members, but encouraging newcomers who may become well known in time

Even as I post regularly, I don't post everything I listen to and over time our more often played choices may not be apparent.

Feel free to elaborate on your choices to your hearts content, we all have a story when it comes to our favourite records and bands.  Some of you know I like to ramble on a bit sometimes.

Keeping it exclusively vinyl with different threads for other formats.

 

Maybe two lists each with three albums...  1.  Top 3 giving you the most delight at present.

                                                                                2.  Top 3 on highest rotation in collection.

 

I've been buying some new vinyl recently.  When I was young all records sounded bloody unreal.  We had a nice Pioneer stereo and it rocked.  When my brother and I moved into a flat, he had a very nice system too.

After joining this forum around 3 years ago, my ears have certainly become a lot more critical and quite a few of my records sound pretty ordinary, compared with others that are commonly accepted as great sounding records i.e. Roxy Music's 'Avalon'.

I now have some awesome sounding vinyl, but I'm looking for better versions of some of my favourite albums.  The prime example is Black Sabbath's 'Sabbath Bloody Sabbath'.  I have had two, second hand, Aust. pressings that were in fair condition, and currently the Earmark reissue which is just woeful.  One of my top three albums and I don't listen to vinyl - shame on me!  I'm on the hunt for the Rhino Records reissue.

 

Right now I listen to great sounding records.  My top 3 spinners right now are -

 

1.  Muse  'Origin of Symmetry' 

    The only Muse album I have on vinyl, picked up at JB HiFi soon after release.

    I have most of their CD's and a couple of DVD's, saw them at Riverstage in Brisbane around 2009(?)

    Great sounding record and Muse in strong form.

 

2.  The Angels  'Two Minute Warning'

     I've only had this about two weeks but it's been getting a workout.  The sound is as I remember from an old friend's copy - excellent.

     The band I have seen the most in my life.  This album was released as I was finishing year 12 and beginning to go to licenced gigs.

     Live music and Aussie pub rock were in fine form.  I've always been happy with the CD, but recently added to my essential vinyl supply.

 

3.  Alkaloid  'Liquid Anatomy' 

     Progressive, Technical Death Metal from Germany.

     You'll see from my next top 3 list that Metal is normally my thing.

     My first gig was Maiden's 'The Beast on the Road'.  I listen to many styles of music but I always return to Metal.

     Very impressed with the all round quality of this release.

                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                  

                                                                                                                                                

                                                                                                                                                       

 

My Top 3 records ever in rotation are...

 

1.  KISS  'Dynasty'    

     The first record I ever bought myself.  I have a lovely U.S. promo copy that sounds awesome.  My original Aussie copy was played to death. 

     It's No.1 on the list because it was the first.  I've never really liked 'I was Made for Lovin' You' & 'Sure Know Something', but the rest of the album rocks.

     For me it is the sound of New York from that time, I have strong, positive emotional connections to the record itself and the music. 

 

2.  Black Sabbath  'Mob Rules'     

     When I first got back into records around three years ago, this was the first album I replaced, with a second NM Aussie pressing.

     I was in year 8 when this was released, it copped a flogging on our stereo and I especially liked it through the headphones.

     Another record that transports me back every time it spins.

     It's always a toss up between this and 'Sabbath Bloody Sabbath', and as I don't currently listen to that on vinyl it can't be listed.

 

3.  Led Zeppelin  'IV'

     I have had three Aussie pressings and the Jimmy Page remaster.  

     Have always loved this classic record and it transports me to a magical, medieval world.

 

 

There are no rules - Enjoy -

 

 

   

                                                                                          

 

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Not spinning many (any) records at the moment at all ('a bit of a lull' would be an understatement), so I'll just go with the all-time most frequent (for now):

 

1. Pink Floyd - WYWH (Aussie 1st press)

This album is just the definition of the joy of vinyl for me - from the first bars of SOYCD, through Welcome to the machine, the title track, etc.... Perhaps DSOTM, The Wall, Animals are better albums overall - I just feel there is some magic that keeps me coming back to WYWH

 

2. Daft Punk - RAM (a cheap bog standard issue)

Love the music, love the mastering, love the gatefold, robots, helmets, grooves, synths, vocoders - I just cannot fault this.

 

3.  Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms (early Jap press)

My fave release by them, although I practically grew up with the tape of Money For Nothing (dIRE sTRAITS compilation), still nothing can compare to Brothers in Arms album. Their first album "Dire Straits" is a close second by a smidgen.

 

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AT PRESENT:

I don't tend to have any vinyl on frequent rotation, but these have had more than one spin in recent months.

1.  Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Pack up the Plantation Live.

We've never tired of this one.  Live album with a good mix and a genuine sense of engagement.
2.  Style Council - Café Bleu

Gives the towers a good workout.  Eclectic mix of funk, soul and pop sounds.
3.  Housemartins - London 0, Hull 4

A bit of everything here.  Upbeat and down tempo, thought provoking and fun lyrics, some great hooks and gorgeous harmonies.

 

ALL-TIME:

This is a tougher one for someone my age!  There could be about a dozen or more on this list, but I think these are probably my top 3 most listened to LPs.
1.  The Blue Nile - A walk across the rooftops. 

Early proof that electronica could be done really well.
2.  Jackson Browne - Lives in the balance.

Browne at his most passionate surrounded by amazing personnel and great production.
3.  Steely Dan - Gaucho

Great backstop to get started with when I'm not sure what I want to listen to.

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Hi All,

 

Currently:

1. Heilung - Lifa 

Experimental, primitive music, predominately percussion and vocals 

 

2. Robert Plant and The Ceaseless Roar

A well produced album with controlled singing by the legend

 

3. The Flaming Lips - Kings Mouth

A big fan and this is another of their 'out there' albums that I like.

 

All Time, and That's A Long Time:

1. The Beatles - Revolver

The transitional album from their 'pop' music to Sgt Peppers, to me probably their most important and underrated album.

 

2. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here

The followup to DSOTM, but I preferred it more, possibly because of the story that was the music industry at that time

 

3. The Kinks - The Kinks

The first LP I can remember buying, a band that was part of the 'British Invasion' but were so much different than most of the other, their songs were of the grittiness of England and the want to seek better things.

 

A special mention to David Bowie - The Man Who Sold The World, great lyrics, composition and a generally excellent LP.

 

JJ

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Currently but not necessarily new;

1; Fairground Attraction- First of a Million Kisses

2; Big Pig- Bonk

3; Muse- The 2nd Law

 

All three were played a recent small GTG

 

All Time

1; INXS- Kick

2; Crowded House- Temple of Low Men

3; The Smiths- The Queen is Dead

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Currently

 

1. Mum: Yesterday Was Dramatic - Today Is OK

2. Alaskan Tapes - You Were Always An Island

3.Claypool Lennon Delirium - Monolith Of Phobos

 

All Time

 

1. Mike Oldfield - Ommadawn

2. Jethro Tull - Aqualung

3. Yes - Close To The Edge

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Cool thread idea Ant!

 

Currently (in no order)-

1. Gatecreeper - Deserted

New death metal with a big lean to early 90's sound.  If you like Bolt Thrower and Dismember this band will definitely be to your liking.   This is a great album that doesn't create anything new but does what it does very well. 

 

2. DragonForce - Extreme Power Metal

Awesome power metal done the DragonForce way. Ridiculously blazing solos, blast beats and power metal vox.  This release has some great moments throwing back to 80s synth pop music.  I totally dig it.  Catchy, melodic, big gatefold packaging.  Sure it all maybe a bit cheesy LOL, but its a fun listen.

 

3. Sacred Reich - Awekening

Old school thrash/heavy metal band, first album in many many years and its great.  Back to what they do, didn't try to evolve or mature and this does not sound dated. 

 

Of all Time  (in no order)

This is a hard list to compile but taking that old adage of what 3 albums I'd take to a deserted island these came up in my head LOL

1. Iron Maiden Live After Death. 

My first live album and my introduction to Iron Maiden.  Still to this day after Churchills speech rolls off and Aces High starts its amazing.  Timeless classic to which IMHO all live albums are measured against - certainly in the metal genre anyway  - KISS Alive comes super close.  Everything about this album is just on point, the band were flying, the timing of release, the songs, the artwork,  the production.  UP THE IRONS!

 

2. Megadeth - Rust In Peace. 

Not on the tip of everyone's tongue with Megadeth's best album but this to me is as close as the perfect thrash album as it gets.  Yeah bonded by blood is amazing, reign in blood is kick to the head, Master of Puppets is great but I am tired of it, there are plenty of others that can be mentioned but when i put this on, each and every time it leaves me thinking its a pure masterpiece in song writing and technique.  Sure it came right at the end of the thrash golden period but its that damn good it really doesn't matter if people see it as a classic of the genre or released a bit too late.  This is MegaDave at his artistic best with band that matches his vision.

 

3.  Death - Human

I got this on cassette on release (then on record) and I have never put it on or heard a song come up where I've wanted to change it or skip the track.  Death Metal with musicianship that to this day challenges current artists.  Chuck Shuldiner (R.I.P) was a pure genius, there is no such thing as a bad Death release, they are one of the VERY few bands in my collection (Anthrax another) where EVERY release just kills.  Human is a death metal album but has enough in it to raise the eyebrow of tech/prog heads and also thrash heads. 

 

Gonna break the rules here but I cannot let this pass without mentioning Guns N' Roses - Appetite for Destruction & Anthrax Spreading the Disease.  I could cycle these in quite easily.

 

 

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2 hours ago, 08Boss302 said:

Cool thread idea Ant!

 

Currently (in no order)-

1. Gatecreeper - Deserted

New death metal with a big lean to early 90's sound.  If you like Bolt Thrower and Dismember this band will definitely be to your liking.   This is a great album that doesn't create anything new but does what it does very well. 

 

2. DragonForce - Extreme Power Metal

Awesome power metal done the DragonForce way. Ridiculously blazing solos, blast beats and power metal vox.  This release has some great moments throwing back to 80s synth pop music.  I totally dig it.  Catchy, melodic, big gatefold packaging.  Sure it all maybe a bit cheesy LOL, but its a fun listen.

 

3. Sacred Reich - Awekening

Old school thrash/heavy metal band, first album in many many years and its great.  Back to what they do, didn't try to evolve or mature and this does not sound dated. 

 

Of all Time  (in no order)

This is a hard list to compile but taking that old adage of what 3 albums I'd take to a deserted island these came up in my head LOL

1. Iron Maiden Live After Death. 

My first live album and my introduction to Iron Maiden.  Still to this day after Churchills speech rolls off and Aces High starts its amazing.  Timeless classic to which IMHO all live albums are measured against - certainly in the metal genre anyway  - KISS Alive comes super close.  Everything about this album is just on point, the band were flying, the timing of release, the songs, the artwork,  the production.  UP THE IRONS!

 

2. Megadeth - Rust In Peace. 

Not on the tip of everyone's tongue with Megadeth's best album but this to me is as close as the perfect thrash album as it gets.  Yeah bonded by blood is amazing, reign in blood is kick to the head, Master of Puppets is great but I am tired of it, there are plenty of others that can be mentioned but when i put this on, each and every time it leaves me thinking its a pure masterpiece in song writing and technique.  Sure it came right at the end of the thrash golden period but its that damn good it really doesn't matter if people see it as a classic of the genre or released a bit too late.  This is MegaDave at his artistic best with band that matches his vision.

 

3.  Death - Human

I got this on cassette on release (then on record) and I have never put it on or heard a song come up where I've wanted to change it or skip the track.  Death Metal with musicianship that to this day challenges current artists.  Chuck Shuldiner (R.I.P) was a pure genius, there is no such thing as a bad Death release, they are one of the VERY few bands in my collection (Anthrax another) where EVERY release just kills.  Human is a death metal album but has enough in it to raise the eyebrow of tech/prog heads and also thrash heads. 

 

Gonna break the rules here but I cannot let this pass without mentioning Guns N' Roses - Appetite for Destruction & Anthrax Spreading the Disease.  I could cycle these in quite easily.

You’re not an Undertaker by any chance?

2 hours ago, 08Boss302 said:

 

 

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At least once a week for over 40 years:

 

- Unhalfbricking - Fairport Convention

- Deja vu - CSN&Y

- Blue - Joni Mitchell

 

Regularly at present but just have to break the rules, so:

 

- Music from Big Pink - The Band

- After the goldrush - Neil Young

- Fotheringay - Fotheringay

- Moondance - Van Morrison

-Traffic - Traffic

-Blind Faith - Blind Faith

- For the roses - Joni Mitchell

- WYWH - Pink Floyd

- Soular Energy - Ray Brown Trio

- Are we there yet? - Sara K and Chris Jones

 

 

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1 hour ago, Smp said:

You’re not an Undertaker by any chance?

 

LOL, nah far from it, just a person who has enjoyed metal music for pretty much my whole life. Started with KISS as a little tacker and kinda just went on from there.

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3 minutes ago, 08Boss302 said:

LOL, nah far from it, just a person who has enjoyed metal music for pretty much my whole life. Started with KISS as a little tacker and kinda just went on from there.

Then you must be my son - always sounded like he was tuning motorbikes in his bedroom....................

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2 hours ago, 08Boss302 said:

Cool thread idea Ant!

 

Agreed!

 

All my LPs (singles too) are stacked under a desk at the moment, so there is no recent list. As there are no rules, I'll add a few extras to my all-time list, to compensate.

 

All-Time!

1/  Kraftwerk - Autobahn.  Never fails to impress, or is quickly overlooked if it ever has done.

 

2/  Wall Of Voodoo - Call of the West.    As this LP contained Mexican Radio, that was enough reason to buy it. Mmmmm, barbecued iguana.

 

3/  Suicidal Tendencies - S/T.   Bought early in my purchasing days and worth a few extra bucks now. Fave track: Institutionalised.

 

4/  GG Allin and the Jabbers - Was, Is and Always shall be"".  Don't know GG? Expand your horizons... This is some of his softer, less in-your-face music from the 80's.

 

5/  TANKARD - "Chemical Invasion".   The title song was a plea to the German government to stop considering the dilution of the Beer Purity Law. (and this before I was a homebrew fan).

Minor placings:

6/ The Exploited - Totally Exploited.  top pick: Punks Not Dead

7/ G.B.H. - "No Survivors".  top pick - City Baby Attacked By Rats

8/  Anthrax - State of Euphoria.  top pick : Antisocial

9/ Angry Samoans - Back from Samoa.  top pick - They saved Hitler's C**k.

10/ Massappeal ‎– Nobody Likes A Thinker  [highlight - the bong hit and massive cough/reject before "Deadheads"]

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8 minutes ago, 08Boss302 said:

LOL, nah far from it, just a person who has enjoyed metal music for pretty much my whole life. Started with KISS as a little tacker and kinda just went on from there.

KISS eh, the guys with all the make up...............actually just looking at our two record lists it's amazing how very different they are.

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7 minutes ago, Smp said:

KISS eh, the guys with all the make up...............actually just looking at our two record lists it's amazing how very different they are.

Gotta love how diverse musical tastes are!! it is great how people can be drawn to a hobby but have so much difference in how and why they get to it.

I do listen to a range of stuff, from Michael Jackson, Pink Floyd, Steely Dan, SRV, Fleetwood Mac etc too, but as the question was more about listening now and all time metal is and will always be the major listening preference, the other stuff is just once in a while.

Off to see KISS again next week for the upteenth time on their "farewell" tour.   

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Right now, most played are probably:

Flaming Lips - The Kings Mouth

Present from my family for Father’s Day. Have been playing it many times because as they say it takes repeated listening

alt J - live at Red Rocks

Because I love Alt J and it makes me think of the U2 album by the same name that I would have played a lot in the 80s

Various - Woodstock 5 album reissue set from Rhino. Birthday present to my partner. She loves Woodstock


All time, is really hard but 3 that occur to me:

The Jam - Sound Affects

See my avatar, I’m a fan from forever, the mod father was definitely one of my heroes in my youth

John Coltrane - A Love Supreme

Best jazz album ever, definitely better than kind of blue which is amazing. We would play this to put the kids to sleep when they were young, so it got played very often. They are 15 now and probably don’t care much for Coltrane.

Radiohead - ok computer

Best album of the last 30 years without a doubt.

Thanks for the topic and for reading my dubious selection.



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7 minutes ago, Phill451 said:

John Coltrane - A Love Supreme

Best jazz album ever

Yes

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      News has come through this week of a sports-star that has died in a “single car accident”. He was an unofficial campaigner for men’s mental health and I will always remember when he talked about his struggles. As a young man he once shared they had always been told to forget their emotions and suck it up, and later he realised that when we struggle it is important to take our hand and stick it up, and say, “I’m not going so well”.
      Our lives are a journey and not an event, so we will re-commit to walking and talking together as we care for all those who fall by the Wayside. We will remind ourselves that we don’t need anyone to be an expert, we just have to be present enough to look someone in the eyes, ask how they are and listen. We know that when any of us walk away feeling met rather than worked on, then positive action is a likely outcome...."
       
      Please follow the link to see where the raffle funds will go:
      https://www.waysidechapel.org.au/precious-and-fragile/
       
      How it works:
      ·         the record (and postage to anywhere in Australia) is offered FREE as a prize to SNA members.
      ·         ALL raffle funds donated in this raffle are going straight to the above link after close.
      ·         A receipt of the funds given to Wayside Chapel  and will be posted here with the video draw.
      ·         The winner gets the prizes posted to their door, FREE.
      ·         Everyone else feeds, clothes and supports in a myriad of ways, the homeless.
      ·         Unlimited $$ donations accepted until 10pm, Thursday 19/09/19
       
      Donate here:  https://paypal.me/pools/c/8i9ygo9iJC 
       
      * Please drop a note in this thread to let us know you’ve donated and I can allocate you a number.
      No number requests please - they will be assigned in order of receipt of a donation.
       
      * ‘The Hat’ software will do the draw.
      It’s old and creaky, but it does the job with a GUI front-end I can film, as we do the draw together.
      The SNA Admin and Moderator Team will have full oversight of this process.
       
      The prize is:
       
      VINYL
       

       
      VARIOUS ARTISTS - TRAINSPOTTING - 1996 Double vinyl original UK 1st pressing (EMI ‎– 7243 8 37190 1 3) like Brand New. These in such great condition are *really* hard to find - and can be worth anything from AU$100+ and up.
      Play it, display it, flip it, your choice.
       
      IEM's
       
      Ortofon e-Q7 in black (as donated by  @A J  - thank you!) worth around $400 when new in box.
       

       
      So get into this...help the homeless with a small donation of anything you think worthy, and maybe carry away these wonderful prizes.
       
      thank you.    
       
       
      Donations go here :  https://paypal.me/pools/c/8i9ygo9iJC   (PayPal POOL set up specifically for this cause)
       
       
      RAFFLE DRAW Numbers are as follows (assigned in order of receipt of donation, and named as per PayPal identity or SNA handle when known - please correct me where I've got it wrong?):
       
      Zippi (Zlatan) David C (DarkNark) Steven Ilich (Mendes) Simon M  Andrew J (A J) Ray Bull  (qlder75) Les (LogicprObe) Murray (ThirdDrawerDown) Matthew F  Ben L (luzart) Suresh R (pine weasel) Emiel L Glen M (glenm64) Ian F (Muon 'N) Marty D (woopwoop360) Brendan M (reflux075) Matt H (Sceeta) Rod c (rodders3) Les W (Uncle Seth) M.Stammers (Interface)  
       
    • By Doomguy
      Item: Records
      Location: Rowville, Melbourne
      Price: free
      Item Condition: varying - listed below
      Reason for selling: Just want them gone
      Payment Method: Pickup - Cash, Paypal, COD Only
      Extra Info:
      taken Triptykon - Eparistera Daimones has some damage to the front cover (scratches or something, that's how I got it and why I asked for a replacement). It also has a small pressing defect, on side B I think it was, resulting in 15-20 seconds or so of a repeated click or pop each rotation. Sounds good otherwise.
      taken Candlemass - Nightfall only reason I'm getting rid of this is I've replaced it with an '88 Metal Blade pressing as I prefer the original mix and master. It's near mint, nothing wrong with it, giving it away as nobody has wanted to buy it from me.
      taken The Dynospectrum - Self titled Arrived banged up in the mail, was sent a replacement so I don't need this one. Haven't listened to this copy but my replacement sounds immaculate and looks great in the black and white mix. 
      taken Deltron 3030 - self titled I just wasn't very happy with this copy I received and am probably going to settle for the CD version. It's sibilant and noisy in places for me, mostly side A and D, even after cleaning. Maybe it'll work better for you, no harm in trying it for free.

      Pick up from Rowville would be strongly preferred, but if somebody wants to cover shipping costs I could do so if there's no other bites.  I could provide pics of specific things you want to see if needed.
      Photos: 
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