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9 hours ago, deanB said:

Pyschocandy should've made my list (hindsight) @zog. Proven to be a timeless work of sonic art. Hüsker Dü- Candy Apple Grey has a similar effect on me. I get goosebumps just thinking about those two albums.

yes, I have the Hüsker Dü release as well it's great -  I also left of Treasure - Cocteau Twins from my list, but it's done..
Although techno and other electronic music makes a big chunk of my listening (and DJing!) it's harder for me to think of whole Albums as I listen and think of them as single tracks, though good mix CDs work well as albums.


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First off some great stuff in here and glad to see some TB love by many 😁. Well here's my list of random stuff floating through my head at 3am. As others have correctly pointed out this list could ver

Mmm... Skyscraper I love you...   Underworld - Dubnobasswithmyheadman Underworld - Second Toughest In The Infants The Future Sound Of London - Lifeforms The Orb - The Orb's Adventures

The Beatles: White album. The Beatles : Sgt Pepper. Black Sabbath : self titled. Blackfeather: At the Mountains of Madness. Jimmy Hendrix ; Electric Ladyland. Super Session :

Hi All,


In No Order, but very roughly chronological.

  1. The Kinks, Self Titled, first album I purchased with my own money, at the beginnings of the Brit Invasion
  2. The Beatles, Revolver, the album that set the path for Sgt Peppers and beyond
  3. Jimi Hendrix, Axis: Bold As Love, wow, guitar playing like no-one else
  4. Led Zeppelin, I, the power of those 4 was like a blitzkrieg at the time
  5.  King Crimson, In The Court Of The Crimson King, I was in Melbourne going to buy clothes in Myers, and across the road was a record shop, completely panted in flat black playing KC, ITCOTCK, I listened for the side to finish the went in a purchased it as just had to have it,  :thumb:
  6. Pink Floyd, Ummagumma, again was not the 2min 30sec rubbish they were playing on the radio on high rotation
  7. Deep Purple, In Rock, just a great album
  8. Black Feather, At The Mountains Of Madness, an Australian band that could probably stand against any other band in the world at the time
  9. Black Sabbath,  Paranoid one of the early hints of Metal to come
  10. David Bowie, The Man Who Sold The World, the album that showed his wordsmithmanship
  11. Tangerine Dream, Atem German Electronic music, their 4th album that was more coherent than their previous 3. I was into them before Kraftwerk began getting airplay and popularity
  12. Pink Floyd, Wish You Were Here, the step beyond DSOTM
  13. Led Zeppelin IV, possibly the pinnacle of their albums, but still remained there for the next couple, Houses of the Holy and Physical Graffiti.
  14. Neil Young, Harvest, nothing to say but great
  15.  Closer, Joy Division, the changing of British pop Post-punk
  16. Queen, A Night At The Opera, from Zero to Light Speed overnight
  17. Back In Black, AC/DC, seminal Australian Rock and Roll
  18. Kate Bush, The Hounds Of Love, her unique voice and ability to 'paint a picture' with the lyrics
  19. Radiohead, OK Computer, complex and thought provoking
  20. Rage Against The Machine, Self Titled, American rebellion a decade and a half after Punk
  21. Nirvana, Unplugged, a compilation of their, to then, best songs, performed, filmed and audio produced excellently
  22. The Flaming Lips, Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots, the album that brought them to a larger audience
  23. PJ Harvey, Let England Shake, Putting English military history on trial and showing that nothing is learned
  24. David Bowie, Black Star, A farewell album that melded his knowing of his life's end succinctly

As with others there are many albums that I will have missed and placed on the list, but this is what I came up with having a think this morning.


29.1.20 An addit, forgot about Hawkwind, seeing them in Cardiff in the early 70s, throwing bread at the audience.



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On 22/01/2020 at 4:08 PM, blybo said:

I bought the Young Ones on DVD around 10 years ago. Gawd it did not age well did it? How did we ever get addicted to shows like Monkey too?

Hey blybo. This is not the first time I've come across that point of view, but that's not been my experience. It's remained a favourite. Definitely of its time and place (80s Britain), but I still find slapstick gold, an appealing sense of the absurd/surreal and some pretty sharp dialogue. Maybe I haven't grown up much! 


The first time I showed it to my kids it went over like a lead balloon: 'This is just men being stupid and it's stupid.' A few years later they were all over it, watched both seasons and took to quoting it around the house. 

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On 19/01/2020 at 1:06 AM, Monty said:

Nice thread @Batty


It's tough picking just 25.  In rough chronological/autobiographical order, with no deference to the 'album' proper:


1. The Best of Pete Seeger

2. 20 Loony Tunes

These are my earliest memories of having my own records and favourites, aged 5-6. My favourite Pete Seegar track was the African Folk story 'Abi Yoyo', every word and pause counted and I still remember them all. And the leftie folk songs that were so earnest and righteous and joyful. Then there's an inspired (K-Tel) compilation of whacky novelty songs: Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs, Nervous Norvus, Lonnie Donegan, the Chipmunks and the Coasters.




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Picking up from @Dave O))) I reckon lists are more interesting with a few reasons why. But it does slow you down and I'll have to come back to it.





Pete Seeger

Very impressive


but where’s the James Brown soul music New Orleans😀

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In no particular order:-


Band of Gypsies

Least we can do is wave to each other - Van der Graaf Generator

What's Going On - Marvin Gaye

If only I could remember my name - David Crosby

Blow against the Empire - Jefferson Starship

Forever Changes - Love

Live Dead - Grateful Dead

Live at the Filmore - Allman Brothers Band

We're only in it for the money - Mother of Invention

Sergent Peppers - Beatles

1st Dire Straits album

Water Sign - Chris Rea

Desperado Eagles

Hearts on the Nightline - Richard Clapton

East - Cold Chisel

Welcome to the Pleasuredome - Frankie goes to Hollywood

In the Court of the Crimson King - King Crimson (still cannot stand Moonchild though!)

Darkness on the Edge of Town - Bruce Springsten

Sinatra Swings - Frank Sinatra

Fools Mate - Peter Hammill

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Just 24? No order at all. 

1. Leo Kottke, John Fahey, Peter Lang
2. Leo Kottke - 6 & 12 String Guitar
3. The Albion Band - Rise Up Like the Sun
4. Ry Cooder - Ry Cooder
5. Bert Jansch - Santa Barbara Honeymoon
6. Randy Newman - Little Criminals
7. Joe Cocker - Cocker Happy
8. T-Rex - Bolan Boogie
9. David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust...
10. The Edgar Winter Group With Rick Derringer
11. Michael Oldfield - QE2
12. John Martyn - Solid Air
13. Genesis - Duke
14. Steeleye Span - Below The Salt
15.Leon Russell - Leon Russell And the Shelter People.
16. Art Garfunkel - Angel Clare
17. Nick Drake - Pink Moon
18. Al di Meola - Elegant Gypsy
19. Eric Gale - Ginseng Woman
20. Herbie Mann - London Underground
21. Ray Bryant - In the Cut
22. Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
23. Al Stewart - Year of the Cat
24. Al Stewart - Time Passages

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no order

1. Hendrix  - Axis bold as love

2. Santana -  Caravansarai

3. Masters Apprentices  - Choice Cuts

4. Richard Clapton - Dark Spaces

5. LRB  - After Hours

6. ZZ To  - Tres Hombres

8. Focus  -  Hocus Pocus

9.  Colin Wallcot - Grazing Dreams

10. Lary Carlton  - Friends

11. David Bowie  -  Lets Dance

12. Rickie Lee Jones - self titled

13. Jan Ackerman - Tabernakel

14. Brand X  - Unorthodox Behaviour

15. Roy Buchanan - Youre Not Alone

16. George Winston  - Autumn

17. Frank Zappa -  Billy the Mountain

18.Doobie Brothers  - Takin It To The Streets

19. Dire Straits - First Album

20. Earth and Fire  -  Maybe Tomorrow, Maybe Tonight

21. Miles Davis  - Jack Johnson

22. Pat Metheny - As Falls Wichita So Falls Wichita

23. Porcupine Tree In Absentia

24. The Pineapple Thief - Tightly Unwound

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It’s been 3528 hours. Does that mean we have to do... oh never mind. Here’s mine


1 Tom Waits - Mule Variations
2 Bill Frisell - Good Dog Happy Man
3 Gillian Welch - Time (The Revelator)
4 Tex, Don and Charlie - Sad But True
5 McCoy Tyner - Guitars
6 DJ Shadow - Endtroducing
7 Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven
8 Various - O Brother Where Art Thou (OST)
9 Dirty Three - Horse Stories
10 Emmylou Harris - Wrecking Ball
11 Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes
12 Johnny Cash - American IV: The Man Comes Around
13 They Might Be Giants - Flood
14 The Bad Plus - Never Stop
15 Wilco - Sky Blue Sky
16 Midnight Oil - Diesel and Dust
17 Old Crow Medicine Show - OCMS
18 Various - Brett Whitely: Strange Brew of Inspiration
19 Keith Jarrett - Vienna Concert
20 Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds - The Good Son
21 Nina Simone - Released
22 Paul Kelly - Live, May 1992
23 Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong - Ella and Louis
24 Andrew Davis & The Toronto Symphony - Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring


hard to narrow it down but all of these have been my gateway records to some genre or artist or style that has stuck with me and usually escalated. Not always the best or most important or even first, just the hook that caught me

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In no particular order


1. Elton John - Goodybye Yellow Brick Road

2. Simon and Garfunkel - Bridge Over Trouble Water

3. Oasis - What's the Story Morning Glory

4. UB40 - Labour of Love

5. Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston

6. Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

7. Coldplay - Parachutes

8. Madonna - Like a Prayer

9. Bob Marley - Exodus

10. Fugees - The Score

11. Tracy Chapman - Tracy Chapman

12. Guns n Roses - Appetite for Destruction 

13. Savage Garden - Affirmation 

14. Queen - Queen II

15. Dido - No Angel

16. Faithless - Reverence 

17. R.E.M - Automatic for the People

18. Michael Jackson - Thriller

19. The Beatles - Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

20. Jay-Z - The Blueprint 

21. John Legend - Get Lifted

22. Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life 

23. Meat Loaf - Bat Out of Hell

24. Radiohead - The Bends

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1- Tower of Power - S/T

2- Stephen Stills - Manassas

3- Carole King- Tapestry

4- James Taylor - Sweet Baby James

5- Ry Cooder - Boomer's Story

6- Jethro Tull - Aqualung

7- Grateful Dead - American Beauty

8- Al Green - Gets Next to You

9- Roberta Flack - First Take

10- Donny Hathaway - Everything is Everything

11- Marvin Gaye - What's Going On

12- Rory Gallagher - Live in Europe

13 - Rickie Lee Jones - S/T

14- Miles Davis - Kind of Blue

15- Blood Sweat and Tears - S/T

16- Jackson Browne - Late For the Sky

17- Crosby Stills and Nash - S/T

18- Buena Vista Social Club

19- Stan Getz and Joao Gilberto - S/T

20- Joni Mitchell - Hissing of the Summer Lawns

21- Beatles - Sgt Peppers

22- Eagles - S/T

23- Van Morrison - Moondance

24- Little Feat - Sailing Shoes

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