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PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2005 2:59 pm 
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seems like every second week q and the other mags have their top albums charts.....and the usual folk are namechecked....stones, dylan, nirvana, etc etc etc

Given the musical pedigree on this site I am keen to know what people consider the "must have" albums:

to open the account (these are some not all)

kind of blue - miles davis
decksandrumsandrockandroll - propellerheads
northern sulphuric soul - rae and christian
blood sugar sex magik - rhcp
dummy - portishead
lamb - lamb
blue lines - massive attack
grace - jeff buckley


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2005 9:01 pm 
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Dummy by Portishead is indeed a must have.

Some additions of my own:

Music Has The Right To Children - Boards of Canada
You Forgot It In People - Broken Social Scene
The Biz - The Sea & Cake
Loveless - My Bloody Valentine
& Yet & Yet - Do Make Say Think
Kid A - Radiohead
The Soft Bulletin - The Flaming Lips
The Queen Is Dead - The Smiths


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2005 12:24 am 
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endtroducing - dj shadow
three feet high and rising - de la soul
the low end theory - tribe called quest
homework - daft punk
moon safari - air

it's all about individual taste though isn't it?


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2005 12:39 am 
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only_sleeping wrote:
it's all about individual taste though isn't it?


indeed. how about if we break down the topic a little more?

a few must-haves that are generally considered as such:
underworld - dubnobasswithmyheadman
new order - low-life
new order - technique
aphex twin - saw1
primal scream - loaded

a few must-haves that are not generally considered as such:
spandau ballet - true
railway children - reunion wilderness
bettie serveert - palomine
blue nile - a walk across the rooftops
blue nile - hats
prefab sprout - two wheels good aka steve mcqueen

and some in the middle i suppose:
saint etienne - foxbase alpha
black dog productions - bytes
sundays - the 3 r's
pet shop boys - behavior


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2005 3:20 am 
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the beauty of this I suppose is that it is entirely your perception that makes the album a must have

I'm getting a little sick of the usual albums constantly being referred to, and while they are undoubtedly classic, I find that many of them are not directly relevant to the music that I am listening to, the music I love, or the music that has influenced me

I also get the impression that a bunch of people are looking back at past lists and repeating what they are saying, and also that the music that constantly gets referred to is very baby boomerish

so i am very keen to hear what people actually consider to be their must haves from their own point of view

endtroducing is definitely on my list too, and kid a is amazing....but ok computer would edge it I think, and three feet high set the tone.....killer


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2005 1:58 am 
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Cornelius - Point
Talking Heads - Remain In Light
Camille - Le Fil
Beck - Odelay
The Beta Band - The 3 EPs
Happy Mondays - Pills N' Thrills N' Bellyaches
Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique

Yeah, all these lists are personal but it's a great way to find out about records you don't know. If you see that somebody else likes x and y that you love then it's probably worth checking that z thing they listed that you haven't heard of....


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2005 8:34 pm 
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:shock: Missed a very important one here!

The Avalanches - Since I left you

Also to be added for me...

Bloc Party - Silent Alarm
Foo Fighters - There Is Nothing Left to Lose
Incubus - A Crow Left Of The Murder...
Jack Johnson - In Between Dreams
Jurassic 5 - Power In Numbers
Kasabian - Kasabian
Lemon Jelly - Lost Horizons
Mr. Scruff - Trouser Jazz
Ralph Myerz & The Jack Herren Band - A Special Album
Razorlight - Up All Night
RJD2 - Deadringer
The Go! Team - Thunder Lightning Strike
The Libertines - Up The Bracket
The Prodigy - The Fat Of The Land

I know it's not top 10 but whatever :P

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ok here's my list

International Pony - We Love Music (i dont know why more people have mention this album, i think many avalanches fans will enjoy this album, its got everything. House, soul, funk, RnB)

Chemical Brothers - Dig Your Own Hole

Koop - Waltz For Koop (Nu-jazz at its best)

Kings Of Convenience - Riot On An Empty Street

Forss - Soulhack (sound of aphex twin making a jazz album)

Prodigy - Music For The Jilted Generation

Aphex Twin - Come To Daddy [EP]

Fatboy slim - You've Come a Long Way Baby

Dj shadow, avalanches, daft punk, Cornelius is on my list too

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