Top Thirteen Albums

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Top Thirteen Albums

Postby Mexicali » Tue Apr 28, 2009 6:25 pm

What are/were yours?

Mine;

Calexico-Feast of Wire
Little Wings- Magic Wand
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists- Hearts of Oak
Mouse on Mars- Varcharz
Marty Robbins- Gunfighter Anthems and Trail Ballads
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds- No More Shall We Part
Social Distortion- Prison Bound
The Minutemen- Double Nickels on The Dime
John Coltrane-s/t LP
Calexico- The Black Light
The Replacements- Let It Be
Tom Waits- Rain Dogs
Mirah and the Black Cat Orchestra- To All We Stretch The Open Arm
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Re: Top Thirteen Albums

Postby davcuts » Tue Apr 28, 2009 7:27 pm

Why 13?

Mine would be

ABBA - The Album
Duran Duran - Rio
Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral
Nirvana - Nevermind
Pet Shop Boys - Please
Naked Eyes - Naked Eyes
Thompson Twins - Into The Gap
Erasure - The Innocence
Green Day - Dookie
Human League - Dare
Soft Cell - Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret
New Order - Substance
Depeche Mode - Violator
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Re: Top Thirteen Albums

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Apr 28, 2009 11:07 pm

Greetings,

Here we go...

1. Spray - Children Of A Laser God
2. Carter USM - 30 Something
3. Pet Shop Boys - Very
4. Carter USM - Worry Bomb
5. Carter USM - Post Historic Monsters
6. Pet Shop Boys - Behaviour
7. Pet Shop Boys - Yes
8. EMF - Stigma
9. My Life Story - The Golden Mile
10. Carter USM - A World Without Dave
11. (We Are) Performance - (We Are) Performance
12. Ooberman - Hey, Petrunko!
13. Spray - Living In Neon

Like Davcuts, I would have included New Order's Substance in my list, but I didn't because I'm a bit of a purist when it comes to these lists and don't like including compilations.

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Re: Top Thirteen Albums

Postby Tex » Wed Apr 29, 2009 12:40 am

I'll also leave compilations out, and live albums as well, so that it doesn't take all night for me to settle on 13. :juggling:

Led Zeppelin III
Led Zeppelin's untitled album
Led Zeppelin -- Physical Graffiti
Pink Floyd -- Dark Side of the Moon
The Beatles -- Abbey Road
Metallica -- Master of Puppets
Pantera -- Vulgar Display of Power
Queensryche -- Operation: Mindcrime
Alice in Chains -- Dirt
Mad Season -- Mad Season
Dave Matthews Band -- Crash
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble -- Texas Flood
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble -- In Step
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Re: Top Thirteen Albums

Postby Mexicali » Thu Apr 30, 2009 2:58 pm

davcuts wrote:Why 13?




Eh, why 5 or 10? I like 13.

Good list as well, btw.
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Re: Top Thirteen Albums

Postby davcuts » Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:19 pm

retrofuturist wrote:
Like Davcuts, I would have included New Order's Substance in my list, but I didn't because I'm a bit of a purist when it comes to these lists and don't like including compilations.



Substance was the first New Order CD (I first bought it on cassette that's how old I am :cry: ) I ever bought. I forget it's a complitation CD. In that case my 13th pick will be:

Mika - Life In Cartoon Motion

BTW the best compiliation CD ever is ABBA - Gold. I've went through 3 coppies of that CD the past 17 years. :smile:
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Re: Top Thirteen Albums

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Apr 30, 2009 10:47 pm

Greetings Davcuts,

Yep, my first purchase of Substance was on twin cassette. Then I bought the CD and I was very happy until I clumsily scratched disc 1 (I dropped it and tried to catch it... I should have just let it fall). Then when it was on special, I bought it again.

That's how good Substance is... I bought it 3 times.

Abba Gold gets a few run throughs in my house... my 5-year old son is an Abba fan, although he doesn't put CDs on quite as much as he did a year or so ago now that he's got his Nintendo DS. He still loves his music though... he was doing some very creative dance moves to the Ting Tings last night before going to bed.

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Re: Top Thirteen Albums

Postby Perry » Thu May 14, 2009 9:26 pm

Hmmm...

1. John Lennon - The Plastic Ono Band
2. The Beatles - The Beatles
3. The Plastic Ono Band - Live Peace In Toronto
4. Queen - Queen
5. The Libertines - The Libertines
6. The Beatles - Abbey Road
7. The Beatles - Revolver
8. The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour
9. John Lennon - Imagine
10. Queen - Queen II
11. Queen - Sheer Heart Attack
12. The Beatles - Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
13. The Libertines - Up The Bracket

A bit repetitive really!
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