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If you were stuck on a desert island (that somehow had a cd player and electricity, I guess) and could only have 10 CDs to listen to for the rest of your life, what would they be?

Mine:

Jeff Beck -- Blow by Blow
Jimi Hendrix -- Live at Winterland
Husker Du -- Warehouse: Songs and Stories
Miles Davis -- Kind of Blue
Bob Marley -- Songs of Freedom
Grateful Dead -- So Many Roads
Various Artists -- The Chess Box
Talking Heads -- The Name of this Band is Talking Heads
The Clash -- London Calling
AC/DC -- Back in Black

Granted, I included some box sets, which is technically cheating. But I'm a music nut. I'll trade my toothbrush for a chance to sneak in a could of extra disks worth of tunes.


What tunes would you bring?

(Note: I may raid some of these lists for ideas for my CD Recommendation of the Day thread).
 

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This was harder to do then I thought it would be

Radiohead- The Bends
Guns N Roses- Appetite For Destruction
Eels- Electro Shock Blues
Pixies- Surfer Rosa
That Dog- Retreat From The Sun
Beastie Boys- Sounds of Science
Weezer- Weezer (the blue one)
The Doors- Morrsion Hotel
Elliot Smith- Figure 8
Led Zepplin- House of the Holy
 

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When I do this list, I don't list my "most treasured" records exactly, but the ones I woulds want if I was actually stranded on a desert island.

Therefore the albums must:

1. Be replayable (obviously)
2. Have versatility in their moods

Though they are great CD's, Electro-Shock Blues (good pick TM!)and Figure 8 might cause me to snuff it before I get rescued.

My tentative list would be:

1. Ween - Chocolate and Cheese
2. Thin Lizzy - Life
3. Iron Maiden - Live After Death
4. Cure - Head On the Door
5. Modern Lovers - Modern Lovers
6. Red Hot Chili Peppers -Blood Sugar Sex Magic
7. Johnny Cash - Live at San Quentin
8. Prince - Hits
9. Flaming Lips - Soft Bulletin
10. Guns And Roses - Appetite For Destruction

Note: Nothing can beat a good live album, if you think about it. It makes you feel like you're part of an audience, which could help your loneliness
 

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Originally posted by <b>Electric Slim</b>!
Though they are great CD's, Electro-Shock Blues (good pick TM!)and Figure 8 might cause me to snuff it before I get rescued.

For some reason, even though both are fairly depressing albums, they don't really get to me in that way. Like, I can tell the emotion, but listening to them doesn't bring me down.
 

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Originally posted by <b>ToddMacCulloch11</b>!



For some reason, even though both are fairly depressing albums, they don't really get to me in that way. Like, I can tell the emotion, but listening to them doesn't bring me down.
Same here, but I'm talking like listening to it over 2000 times. Just my opinion.
 

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Interesting question.

Pet Sounds - The Beach Boys
The Soft Bulletin - The Flaming Lips
OK Computer - Radiohead
Odelay - Beck
No Thanks! The ‘70s Punk Rebellion - Various Artists
Greatest Hits - Earth, Wind & Fire
Substance 1987 - New Order
Death To The Pixies - The Pixies
Parsley Sage, Rosemary and Thyme - Simon & Garfunkle
Violent Femmes - The Violent Femmes
 

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Here's some of mine:

Vince Guaraldi Trio - A Boy Named Charlie Brown, A Charlie Brown Christmas
Chicago - The Very Best of Chicago
Allman Brothers Band - The Road Goes on Forever
Sonny Rollins - Saxophone Colossus
Frank Sinatra - Sinatra at the Sands

Hmm... nothing really produced during my lifetime. :) It's okay, Norah Jones gets honorable mention.
 

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Can the Rhino Records "Have a Nice Decade" box set count as one disc or does it have to count as seven?
 

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Ahhh.I'll give you a list without him.
  • Revolver-The Beatles
  • Priest=Aura-The Church
  • Pink Moon-Nick Drake
  • Skylarking-XTC
  • So-Peter Gabriel
  • Walking in the Shadow of the Big Man-Guadalcanal Diary
  • Fragile-Yes
  • Static and Silent-The Sundays
  • Zen Arcade-Huster Du
  • Quadrophenia-The Who
 

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Originally posted by <b>Bruno the Questionable</b>!
Ahhh.I'll give you a list without him.
  • Zen Arcade-Huster Du
Ah, yes. I probably lose some "cool" points for going with Warehouse: Songs and Stories instead of Zen Arcade, Flip your Wig or New Day Rising.

but warehouse has some of my favorites -- Ice Cold Ice, Standing in the Rain, Charity Chastity Prudence and Hope, Its Not Peculiar, Too Much Spice, Could You Be the One. The Husker's swan song. But their songwriting was in top form. In terms of documenting a schism, and chronicaling the polarization of two songwriters who used to work well together, Warehouse is sort of their White Album. I think its underrated.
 

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Originally posted by <b>TomBoerwinkle#1</b>!


Ah, yes. I probably lose some "cool" points for going with Warehouse: Songs and Stories instead of Zen Arcade, Flip your Wig or New Day Rising.
We knew you were never cool to begin with so :groucho:

Anyways, I do like Ice Cold Ice and Too Much Spice, but the album sorta feels like they're just going through the motions.

Husker Du, like many of my favorite bands, simply don't have a masterpiece of an album that you could recommend to a first timer. However, you could make a 74min CD for someone that is unbeatable.
 

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Iron Maiden- Live After Death
Metallica- Ride the Lightning
Queensryche- Operation Mindcrime
Helloween- Treasure Chest
WASP- The Crimson Idol
Judas Priest- Metalworks
Kreator- Extreme Aggression
Megadeth- Rust in Peace
Deep Purple- Machinehead
Savatage- Streets

Uncoincidentally, these are also the most spun discs in my collection.
 

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Originally posted by <b>Bruno the Questionable</b>!
Whoa...loud house.:grinning:
Heh, yeah, my parents aren't too fond of the music I listen to, but they've grown to tolerate it. But in all honesty, other than the Kreator, there really isn't any stuff on my list that's any heavier than say your ordinary Led Zeppelin record.
 

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Originally posted by <b>Yyzlin</b>!

Heh, yeah, my parents aren't too fond of the music I listen to, but they've grown to tolerate it. But in all honesty, other than the Kreator, there really isn't any stuff on my list that's any heavier than say your ordinary Led Zeppelin record.
A WASP record? You're a braver man than me Yyzlin! :nah:
 

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I love these little exercises!

1. Pixies Doolittle
2. XTC English Settlement
3. Rush Exit...Stage Left
4. The Doors Greatest Hits
5. Frank Black Teenager of the Year
6. Sting Fields of Gold
7. Sublime 40 oz. of Freedom
8. Willie Nelson Red Headed Stranger
9. John Coltrane A Love Supreme
10. Moby 18

Whew! That was hard.
 

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hmm, i guess this would be cd's I really can't get sick of.

bob dylan-blonde on blonde
beach boys- pet sounds
the jam-all mod cons
the clash- london calling
pavement-crooked rain crooked rain
wilco-summer teeth
stockholm monsters-alma mater
mission of burma-vs.
love-forever changes
elvis costello-imperial bedroom
 

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1)Sublime-Sublime (hard choice between this and 40 Oz.)
2)Modest Mouse-Good News for People Who Loved Bad News (not their best maybe, but I really like it)
3)Jay-Z-The Blueprint
4)Kanye West-College Dropout
5)Cake-Fashion Nugget
6)Outkast-Aquemini (or Stankonia, can't decide :sigh: )
7)Red Hot Chili Peppers-Californication (hard choice between this and BloodSexSugarMagic)
8)Dane Cook-Harmful If Swallowed (comedy CD)
9)Mos Def-Black on Both Sides
10)The Roots-The Roots Come Alive (doesn't have all their good songs, since it was in 1999, but they are GREAT live)
 
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