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    Desert Island Discs

    The internet is going to die in 35 minutes.

    Which albums do you buy and download from Amazon in what little time remains?

    Choose 3 or 4, perhaps accompanied by what they mean to you.
    The music of your life.


    I thought maybe no greatest hits, but that rules out Bowie somewhat, and who the fuck ever bought an actual Queen album? So whatever you want.

    The ones Id burn with regret for not grabbing through the long postapocalyptic nights are Run Come Save Me by Roots Manuva,
    Brothers in Arms, Enter the 36 Chambers and Astral Weeks.

    Should be a good playlist in a while.

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    Dad driving us home from somewhere, the warm evening turns into night
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    Graceland, excellent choice there VK its a fantastic album and one of my favourites. Another thought provoking and difficult thread from you.

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    1. My favorite album to listen to while I am creating fantasy artwork and my favourite enigma album. I love the sensual and dark overtones in it. Been a fan of it for years.

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    Vangelis Greatest Hits

    2. Contains all my favourites of his, especially his spacey 70s work. The epitome of electronic music. Spiral is my favourite synth track of all time.

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    Kraftwerk: The Man Machine


    3. In terms of an all rounded Kraftwerk album, I think this one is the best. It was so ahead of its time and I never tire of listening to it.

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    Queen Greatest Hits 2

    4. It's a Kind of Magic, Innuendo, Under Pressure...need I say more? The first cassette tape I ever bought.

    And I'm sorry VK, I'm adding a number 5!

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    Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon

    5. This album has been there for me during some transitional and tough times in my life. It speaks to me on an emotional level like nothing else and I've been listening to it again a lot lately.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Velocity Kendall View Post
    I thought maybe no greatest hits, but that rules out Bowie somewhat, and who the fuck ever bought an actual Queen album?
    I have quite a few Bowie & Queen albums on vinyl - so that'll be me. Never bought a download as I much prefer my hard copies. Some I've converted to CD while I wait to slowly buy them on CD.

    I might consider a good copy of Ipi Tombi The Warrior (haven't seen it on CD when I've been browsing) - I just love hi-life and this was the funeral song for my father.


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    Already have them all of course...on vinyl, CD, cassette and a few eight tracks...but these are mine:

    1. CSNY: Suite Judy Blue Eyes - my wife's and my song - not to mention trying to carve a "bypass groove" with a lock washer (so the tone arm would skip the song) through "Guinivere" when I was about 11 yrs. old.
    2. Queen: News of the World - various reasons - listening to it in a friend's Mustang, who has since passed - cover by Kelly Freas as a reprise to his famous robot cover for Amazing - and the variety of music and story of course
    3. Zeppelin - pick one.
    4. Floyd - Dark Side
    5. Rush - 2112 - if I was ever to direct a movie it would be that story.
    6. Buggles: Adventures in Modern Recording
    7. Meat Loaf: Bat Out of Hell - because it is EPIC.
    8. Springsteen: Born to Run, Greetings from Asbury Park or Darkness on the Edge of Town - listened to those on an epic, two week adventure through the Southwest with a best friend when we were 18.
    9. Manfred Mann: Roaring Silence.
    10. Sisters of Mercy: Vision Thing - named my blog after it.

    Bonus: Mike Oldfield: Tubular Bells - our D & D soundtrack.

    I'm sure I left out about 100. BTW, where I come from DID lists were always ten VK!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffX99 View Post
    Darkness on the Edge of Town
    Man I love that one. Also great to see another Oldfield fan, especially one who uses it for roleplaying soundtracks.

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    Sublime is so played out. Every one I know has listened to this one until the tape broke, but Sublime is one band I can't imagine going the rest of my life without hearing. Mostly for sentimental purposes.
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    El-P: I'll sleep when your dead is certainly my favorite album of the last decade.
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    that about covers it.
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    One topic I can't choose. My music taste has changed very much over the years and still does. For instance I used to be big into Sublime, not as much now. Barely listen to them anymore. Never used to listen to Jazz, but been big into some of John Coltrane recently.

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    This is ridiculously hard. I tried to limit myself as best I could, but ended up on 8 specific ones, and a couple I chickened out of a decision on.

    Queen - Greatest Hits 2
    - Queen was before my time, but I still grew up with it (my mother's always been a huge fan). This album was played to death on every single roadtrip throughout my childhood. Can sing along through the entire thing, and will never get sick of doing it. This is the only one I know I'd include if I could only have 3-4.

    - Metallica - ...And justice for all
    - Andrew W. K. - I Get Wet
    - Paul Simon - Graceland
    - Peter Gabriel - Up
    - Nine Inch Nails - With Teeth
    - Tool - 10 000 Days
    - Monte Montgomery - Live at the Caravan of Dreams

    I'd also need a Mark Knopfler album, but can't decide between "Sailing..", "Shangri-La", and "Get Lucky".
    Then there's Dream Theater for the prog, but can't decide on a specific one.
    And in the end I'd have to consider Mos Def - "Black on Both Sides" to round it out with some hip hop.
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    1- Between Heaven and Hell - Black Sabbath. The Dio years are a glorious monument of hard rock.


    2-Ride the Ligthing, Master of Puppets, Kill em All and And Justice for All- Metallica.
    Metal 101. But i love all by Metallica except St. Anger.


    3- Wishmaster -Nightwish. I adore Tarja Turunen.

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    These are the bands I always come back to.

    The Beach Boys "Friends" -
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    My desert island will be mercifully free of the noise of recorded music. I'll take along my piano and 5 CDs' worth of sheet music. :-)
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    On a desert island, I'd probably take my favorites out of three-four moods so I would have a style no matter how I'm feeling.

    Oh Sleeper, "Son of the Morning" for when I'm angry/frustrated/energetic

    Brand New, "The Devil and God are Raging Inside Me" when I'm depressed/sad/lonely

    And Franz Ferdinand's "You Could Have It So Much Better" for when I'm happy.


    As a bonus maybe Thom Yorke's "Eraser" for when I'm in those weird miscellaneous moods.
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    "I'm sure I left out about 100. BTW, where I come from DID lists were always ten VK!"

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    Pretty hard to pick, but...

    X Japan - Blue Blood
    , is a given. Probably my favorite album ever.

    Show Ya - Hard Way
    , for some great hard rock

    David Bowie - Earthling
    , just great album

    Meat Loaf - Bat out of Hell II
    , because Meat Loaf is allways Meat Loaf

    And probably quite a few more
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