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Re: Albums you expect everyone to have ?
« Reply #25 on: October 15, 2008, 11:50:08 pm »
I could pick and choose a few only in the list so far from Metallica, Hendrix, Led Zep. But where's DP? Satriani? And many others...
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Re: Albums you expect everyone to have ?
« Reply #26 on: October 16, 2008, 12:04:59 am »
Beethoven's piano concerti, symphonies & violin concerto, as well as a lot of string quartets & piano sonatas.

A good selection of Mozart symphonies, concerti & quartets.

Similar for Haydn.

Bach's Brandenburg Concerti & Violin Concerti, selected preludes & fugues.

Handel's Messiah.

Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique.

Mussorgski (arr. Ravel) Picures at an Exhibition

Bartok Concerto for Orchestra, Music for Strings, Percussion & Celeste.

Ian Dury, "New Boots & Panties."
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

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Re: Albums you expect everyone to have ?
« Reply #27 on: October 16, 2008, 12:10:20 am »
Kraftwerk - Trans Europe Express, The Man Machine & Radioactivity

Queen - A Night at the Opera, A Day at the Races & The Works

War of the Worlds

Jean Michel Jarre - Oxygene & Equinoxe

Pink Floyd - DSotM, Wish You Were Here, Animals & The Wall

. . . and if you are my age then you've got them all on vinyl


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Re: Albums you expect everyone to have ?
« Reply #28 on: October 16, 2008, 12:35:02 am »

What 10 albums or even just 10 artists would you expect to see that make you think this person has OK taste. Nothing too obscure.


This part of your post got me thinking about OK taste.
I have great taste (obviously) and I agreed with several of the choices on your list.
Then I went for a pea (standing up, not mushy, garden etc) and compiled a mental list of 10.
After washing my hands (again obviously) I read the other posts.
10 isn't enough. It's not even close.
I would want:-
Madchester- 1 each from Joy Division/New Order/Smiths/Happy Mondays
Led Zep
Pink Floyd
Sonic Youth
Moby
Massive Attack
REM
Abba
Fleetwood Mac
Wu Tang Clan
Kraftwerk
Talking Heads
Radiohead
Mazzy Star
Cocteau Twins
The Orb
Kate Bush
Neil Young
Morphine
Public Enemy

And on and on.

The beauty (or curse) of modern technology is that we can have our record collections in a small box that we can take everywhere.
Nothing will replace the joy of an LP or 12" on an LP12 played through a decent system but a CD or hard drive copy of the same album played through a decent car stereo on a "great drive" will come close. Maybe.



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Re: Albums you expect everyone to have ?
« Reply #29 on: October 16, 2008, 12:40:02 am »
I think it may depend on your (or my) age.

Beatles - Sgt Pepper
Dire Straits - Brothers in arms
The Eagles - Greatest Hits
Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
Michael Jackson - Thriller
Meatloaf - Bat out of hell
Nirvana - Nevermind
Pink Floyd - Dark side of the moon
Queen - Geatest Hits
Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge over troubled water

Got all of them bar Meatloaf!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Albums you expect everyone to have ?
« Reply #30 on: October 16, 2008, 02:10:41 am »
I tried to come up with a short list, and just gave up...  ;D

However, I would be suitably approving if I spotted any of the following in the CD rack:

AC/DC (pre-Back In Black)
Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits*/Rumours
Hawkwind
INXS - Listen Like Thieves/Kick
Carole King - Tapestry
Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin III (Led Zep 1, 2, 4 and Physical Graffiti are too obvious ;) )
Leftfield - Leftism
Tom Lehrer
Magnum
Alannah Myles
Queen - albums other than the greatest hits compilations, Sheer Heart Attack especially.
Rush
Joe Satriani
Van Halen - particularly the first album
Yello - You Gotta Say Yes To Another Excess/Stella
Frank Zappa
ZZ Top - Tres Hombres/Deguello

* The one that contains material from the bluesy Peter Green period rather than the AOR-style one that was released after Tango In the Night
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Re: Albums you expect everyone to have ?
« Reply #31 on: October 16, 2008, 08:58:37 am »
The ones I would assume everyone has would be so mediocre that they wouldn't be worth listening to, as someone once said to me (and I am certain it was a re-cycled quote) "To be truely popular you need to be truely mediocre".

But, for experience, the albums everyone seems to have are(note these are not ones I think are good, just ones that it seems everyone has!):
Gabrielle - Rise
Chris Isaak - Blue Hotel (or Chris Isaak, usually bought by mistake thinking it has Blue Hotel on it, it doesn't!)
Public Enemy - Fear of a Black Planet
Morcheeba - Big Calm
Metallica - The Black Album (or ...And Justice For All)
Kings Of Leon - Aha Shake Heartbreak
ABBA - Greatest Hits
Any PondWestlife album
An album by a previous X-Factor contestant, winner or not (Leona, Ben, Will Young etc etc)

Ones they SHOULD have:
Led Zep IV
Metallica - Master of Puppets
Live - Throwing Copper
fireHose - fromOhio
Kings of Leon - Youth and Young Manhood
Modest Mouse - Baron Von Bullshit Rides Again
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Re: Albums you expect everyone to have ?
« Reply #32 on: October 16, 2008, 10:19:12 am »
The ones I would assume everyone has would be so mediocre that they wouldn't be worth listening to, as someone once said to me (and I am certain it was a re-cycled quote) "To be truely popular you need to be truely mediocre".

But, for experience, the albums everyone seems to have are(note these are not ones I think are good, just ones that it seems everyone has!):
Gabrielle - Rise
Chris Isaak - Blue Hotel (or Chris Isaak, usually bought by mistake thinking it has Blue Hotel on it, it doesn't!)
Public Enemy - Fear of a Black Planet
Morcheeba - Big Calm
Metallica - The Black Album (or ...And Justice For All)
Kings Of Leon - Aha Shake Heartbreak
ABBA - Greatest Hits
Any PondWestlife album
An album by a previous X-Factor contestant, winner or not (Leona, Ben, Will Young etc etc)

Ones they SHOULD have:
Led Zep IV
Metallica - Master of Puppets
Live - Throwing Copper
fireHose - fromOhio
Kings of Leon - Youth and Young Manhood
Modest Mouse - Baron Von Bullshit Rides Again

The only one I have of those lists is Fear of Black Planet, and I am the only person I know who has that...

I think all this exercise shows is that there are no albums that everybody should have, and that it is pretty difficult to predict what people do have.

Re: Albums you expect everyone to have ?
« Reply #33 on: October 16, 2008, 12:15:20 pm »
I think all this exercise shows is that there are no albums that everybody should have, and that it is pretty difficult to predict what people do have.

Quoted for truth.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Albums you expect everyone to have ?
« Reply #34 on: October 16, 2008, 03:10:58 pm »
I think all this exercise shows is that there are no albums that everybody should have, and that it is pretty difficult to predict what people do have.

Quoted for truth.  :thumbsup:

Although I wholeheartedly agree with that statement, I'm going to list some of my favourite albums (one's I'd grab if there was a fire) for the hell of it because if saw them in somebody else's music collection, I'd know we had something in common and could probably get along.  Any major presence of the likes of Dire Straights (dire being the operative word), Oasis, the Eagles....well, I'd be heading for the door!  Some of these have been listed previously....   

Daydream Nation - Sonic Youth
Magnolia Electric Company - Songs Ohia
I See A Darkness - Bonnie Prince Billy
You're Living All Over Me - Dinosaur Jr
Workbook - Bob Mould
The Infinite - Dave Douglas
Seven Black Butterflies - Drew Gress
Feast of Wire - Calexico
Doolittle - Pixies
Flying the Flannel - firehose
Holst - The Planets

I know I'll think of several more as soon as I hit "post".   






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Re: Albums you expect everyone to have ?
« Reply #35 on: October 16, 2008, 06:59:59 pm »
I suppose my take on the OP would be along the lines of:

Beatles - Sgt Pepper
Pink Floyd - DSOTM
Rolling Stones - EOMS
The Who - Tommy or the live album
Marvin Gaye - What's Going On?
Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
Led Zep - any of them
Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
Simon & Garfunkle - BOTW
Michael Jackson - Thriller

Or something similar to Road Runner & Alan's lists.

Personally, I own nothing from my list above (& little, if anything, from RR & Alan's lists) and rate DSOM as the most over-rated album I've heard...

My 'classics' list would be along the lines of:

Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works 85-92
Boards of Canada - Music Has The Right To Children
Cabaret Voltaire - The Crackdown
Cocteau Twins - Treasure or Victorialand
DJ Shadow - Endtroducing
Kraftwerk - Trans Europe Express
Massive Attack - Mezzanine
Pale Saints - Comforts Of Madness (or My Bloody Valentine - Loveless)
Portishead - Dummy
Shriekback - Jam Science
Stone Roses - Stone Roses
Tricky - Maximquaye

Plus stuff by: The Smiths/New Order/PWEI/Jesus & Mary Chain/Muslimgauze/Godspeed YBE

YMMV by quite a lot  ;D
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Re: Albums you expect everyone to have ?
« Reply #36 on: October 16, 2008, 07:35:02 pm »
I suppose my take on the OP would be along the lines of:
Godspeed YBE
YMMV by quite a lot  ;D

God Speed You Black Emperor...good to find someone else who likes them.  I posted Hastings on my Facebook page ages ago.  Brilliant group!

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Re: Albums you expect everyone to have ?
« Reply #37 on: October 16, 2008, 07:47:46 pm »

The only one I have of those lists is Fear of Black Planet, and I am the only person I know who has that...


I've got Fear of a Dark Planet by Porcupine Tree. Is that close?

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Re: Albums you expect everyone to have ?
« Reply #38 on: October 16, 2008, 07:54:10 pm »
The only one I have of those lists is Fear of Black Planet, and I am the only person I know who has that...
And another appreciator of GSYBE here.

 :thumbsup:

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Re: Albums you expect everyone to have ?
« Reply #39 on: October 16, 2008, 08:09:31 pm »

The only one I have of those lists is Fear of Black Planet, and I am the only person I know who has that...


I've got Fear of a Dark Planet by Porcupine Tree. Is that close?

And another appreciator of GSYBE here.

The title track of Fear of a Blank Planet is excellent. I haven't heard the rest of the album.

Another fan of GSYBE here.
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Re: Albums you expect everyone to have ?
« Reply #40 on: October 16, 2008, 08:14:09 pm »
Good to see there are a few GSYBE fans on the forum  :thumbsup:

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Re: Albums you expect everyone to have ?
« Reply #41 on: October 16, 2008, 08:16:10 pm »
Another fan of GSYBE here.

Same here... and Boards of Canada, Mogwai, Boredoms... 

Re: Albums you expect everyone to have ?
« Reply #42 on: October 16, 2008, 08:16:35 pm »
What I would expect everyone to have?

Well, I'll name artists and put the obvious choice where applicable, in (brackets)

An * means that I don't have it/them, but expect everyone else to and think it's good myself.

Jimmi Hendrix
Black Sabbath (Ozzy Osbourne, but not Technical Ecstacy or Never Say Die)
Pink Floyd (Dark Side of the Moon/The Wall*)
The Beatles
Elvis*
Sex Pistols (Never Mind the Bollocks)
The Doors
Steely Dan
Barclay James Harvest (Everyone is Everybody Else)
Madness (One Step Beyond)

Re: Albums you expect everyone to have ?
« Reply #43 on: October 16, 2008, 08:19:31 pm »
Another fan of GSYBE here.

Same here... and Boards of Canada, Mogwai, Boredoms... 

Yet another Godspeed fan here.  Plus the others - except The Boredoms.  Though they ring a bell.  Is that the band which consists entirely of drummers?

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Re: Albums you expect everyone to have ?
« Reply #44 on: October 16, 2008, 08:40:13 pm »
Another fan of GSYBE here.
Same here... and Boards of Canada, Mogwai, Boredoms... 

Hadn't heard of Boards of Canada before, so just checked them out on Youtube.  Wow, I'm really impressed...they're really good. 

I've got some Mogawai stuff already, but will check out the Boredoms in due course.

Maybe it's time someone mentioned Sigur Ros.

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Re: Albums you expect everyone to have ?
« Reply #45 on: October 16, 2008, 08:41:43 pm »
Another fan of GSYBE here.
Same here... and Boards of Canada, Mogwai, Boredoms... 

Hadn't heard of Boards of Canada before, so just checked them out on Youtube.  Wow, I'm really impressed...they're really good. 

I've got some Mogawai stuff already, but will check out the Boredoms in due course.

Maybe it's time someone mentioned Sigur Ros.


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Re: Albums you expect everyone to have ?
« Reply #46 on: October 16, 2008, 08:43:24 pm »
Another fan of GSYBE here.
Same here... and Boards of Canada, Mogwai, Boredoms... 

Hadn't heard of Boards of Canada before, so just checked them out on Youtube.  Wow, I'm really impressed...they're really good. 

I've got some Mogawai stuff already, but will check out the Boredoms in due course.

Maybe it's time someone mentioned Sigur Ros.


Yeah, Sigur Ros are rubbish :hand: ;D

Boards of Canada - there's a record shop in Stockton which, the last time I was in, still had the triple vinyl version of Geogaddi.  Damn, it was tempting.

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Re: Albums you expect everyone to have ?
« Reply #47 on: October 16, 2008, 08:44:45 pm »
Um...

Most folk I've known have had, inter alia:

War of the Worlds
Dark Side of the Moon
Tracy Chapman
Simon & Garfunkel compilation of some kind
Stop Making Sense
Are You Experienced?
Abba Gold
Bob Marley compilation
ZZ Top - most Eliminator but some Deguello
Getting there...

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Re: Albums you expect everyone to have ?
« Reply #48 on: October 17, 2008, 09:13:13 am »
In no particular order

Blonde on Blonde
Moondance
Live Rust
Murmur
Dark Side of The Moon
Things We Lost in the Fire
Moon Safari
London Calling
Exodus
Blue

Actually I wouldn't expect people to have some of the above but they should!!!

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Re: Albums you expect everyone to have ?
« Reply #49 on: October 17, 2008, 09:47:21 am »
[Yet another Godspeed fan here.  Plus the others - except The Boredoms.  Though they ring a bell.  Is that the band which consists entirely of drummers?

Crazy Japanese art-noise mentalists... I have a certain tolerance for things at the drone / noise / experimental end of the spectrum. So Boredoms, Sunburned Hand of the Man, Vibracathedral Orchestra, Lightning Bolt, Sunn 0))), Earth...