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PaulF

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Re: Albums you expect everyone to have ?
« Reply #50 on: October 17, 2008, 10:11:15 am »

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


Got F#A#∞ playing right now :thumbsup:

Manotea

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Re: Albums you expect everyone to have ?
« Reply #51 on: October 17, 2008, 10:14:28 am »
Wot, nobody got Triangular bells (apart from jaded)?

We also seem to be missing that Carly Simon Album, you know, the one with the nipples.

PaulF

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Re: Albums you expect everyone to have ?
« Reply #52 on: October 17, 2008, 10:45:39 am »
Wot, nobody got Triangular bells (apart from jaded)?

We also seem to be missing that Carly Simon Album, you know, the one with the nipples.

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clarion

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Re: Albums you expect everyone to have ?
« Reply #53 on: October 17, 2008, 10:57:42 am »
Talking of nipples, I forgot:

Patti Smith - either Easter or Horses (or both)
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groucho

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Re: Albums you expect everyone to have ?
« Reply #54 on: October 17, 2008, 11:02:55 am »
No mention of Tom Waits, yet? How about Closing Time for starters?

Then there is Johnny Cash?

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Re: Albums you expect everyone to have ?
« Reply #55 on: October 17, 2008, 11:11:40 am »
Since even I have Dark Side of the Moon, I can't believe that many people don't. Except my sister, obviously :).
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clarion

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Re: Albums you expect everyone to have ?
« Reply #56 on: October 17, 2008, 11:24:14 am »
Obviously ;D
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Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: Albums you expect everyone to have ?
« Reply #57 on: October 17, 2008, 11:33:40 am »
Since even I have Dark Side of the Moon, I can't believe that many people don't. Except my sister, obviously :).

I don't. I don't like the Floyd at all. I have every Queen album though, and most of the solo stuff.
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Really Ancien

Re: Albums you expect everyone to have ?
« Reply #58 on: October 17, 2008, 12:05:00 pm »
There has to be a scientific way of doing this. We have to imagine inheriting a stack of records from a deceased relative, what albums would they have and which of those albums would we not take down to the charity shop. Obviously this would depend on taste and age of the deceased. Here are a few I can imagine keeping.
1950s. Songs for Swingin' Lovers, Frank Sinatra.
1960s. Revolver , The Beatles.
1970s. Carpenters, The Singles. Solely for the Guitar Solo on 'Goodbye to love.'
1980s Thriller, Michael Jackson.
1990s Pulp, Different Class.
2000s Norah Jones, Come away with me.

All based purely on the likelihood of them having the record and me not getting rid of it.


Damon.

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Re: Albums you expect everyone to have ?
« Reply #59 on: October 17, 2008, 12:13:10 pm »
Despite the confusing thread title, the OP stated:

Quote from: ChrisO
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.

So owning Norah Jones or Thriller or DSOM would, IMHO, show that the owner was something of a sheep rather than having good taste.

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Really Ancien

Re: Albums you expect everyone to have ?
« Reply #60 on: October 17, 2008, 12:25:33 pm »
Despite the confusing thread title, the OP stated:

Quote from: ChrisO
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.

So owning Norah Jones or Thriller or DSOM would, IMHO, show that the owner was something of a sheep rather than having good taste.



OOhh get her!

Other Albums I have kept,

Solid Air, John Martyn.
Pretzel Logic, Steely Dan.
Sheet Music, 10cc.
Cupid and Psyche, Scritti Politti.

There was other stuff which would have reminded me of their individual tastes, but they would have stayed in their sleeves forever. Ozark Mountain Daredevils anyone?

Damon.

Re: Albums you expect everyone to have ?
« Reply #61 on: October 17, 2008, 12:29:21 pm »
Ooh i forgot Pretzel Logic. The intro to the first track "Rikki Don't Lose That Number" justifies the cost of buying a decent record player, amp and speakers. It just sounds so liquid on analogue equipment.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Really Ancien

Re: Albums you expect everyone to have ?
« Reply #62 on: October 17, 2008, 12:31:24 pm »
I keep meaning to use 'Night by Night' for a PBP Montage.

Damon.

JT

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Re: Albums you expect everyone to have ?
« Reply #63 on: October 17, 2008, 12:32:00 pm »

Other Albums I have kept,

Solid Air, John Martyn.
Pretzel Logic, Steely Dan.
Sheet Music, 10cc.
Cupid and Psyche, Scritti Politti.

Damon.


That's more like it. Those choices show some discernment even though they're not my cup of tea. Cupid and Psyche is fantastically produced but the songs (other than the obvious singles) are quite weak.

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Manotea

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Re: Albums you expect everyone to have ?
« Reply #64 on: October 17, 2008, 12:40:26 pm »
Other ubiquitous albums of yore which didn't make the Manotea platter because I am a man of supreme refinement and taste were

Supertramp - Breakfast in America (Ghastly)
Genesis - Lamb laid down on Broadway (Pretentious Clap-Trap)
ELO - Out of the Blue (Awful)

Though somehow I seem to have a copy of
Tom Robinson Band - Power in the Darkness (Right On)
(Hangs Head In Shame. I think I only paid 50p for it in a sale but still...)


Really Ancien

Re: Albums you expect everyone to have ?
« Reply #65 on: October 17, 2008, 12:51:22 pm »
My copies of 'Trout Mask Replica', 'Soft Machine Third', 'Cry Tuff Dub Encounter Part 2' and 'Let It Be', by Laibach will all be down the Oxfam Shop when I snuff it, and from there to some recycling facility.
'Court and Spark' by Joni Mitchell and 'Abraxas' by Santana will make the cut I think. 'New Boots and Panties' by Ian Dury and the Blockheads is on the cusp.

Damon.

Really Ancien

Re: Albums you expect everyone to have ?
« Reply #66 on: October 17, 2008, 12:59:26 pm »
I have just found out that there is a copy of Cry Tuff Dub Encounter Part 2 for sale on E bay for £29.99, I'll be back after a bit of research.

Damon.

clarion

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Re: Albums you expect everyone to have ?
« Reply #67 on: October 17, 2008, 01:08:15 pm »
Power in the Darkness is cool.
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Re: Albums you expect everyone to have ?
« Reply #68 on: October 17, 2008, 01:14:39 pm »
Ozark Mountain Daredevils anyone?

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Re: Albums you expect everyone to have ?
« Reply #69 on: October 17, 2008, 01:50:11 pm »
Hmm just OK taste, (not excellent, quirky, individual...) and not too obscure.

So, for the 60s and seventies I'd expect to see some of:

The White Album
Surrealistic Pillow
did someone say Pet Sounds (yes thay did)
John Barleycorn Must Die
Liege and Lief
Woodstock
Axis - Bold as Love/Electric Ladyland
Sweetheart of the Rodeo
Blue/For the Roses
Countdown to Ecstasy
Horses
Marquee Moon
Exodus/Natty Dread/Catch a Fire
For Pence and Spicy Ale
London Calling
Soft Machine III
Another Green Planet
Peter Gabriel period Genesis
Meddle
What's Goin' On
Led Zep (any)
Ry Cooder (any)
Sam Cooke
James Brown
Aretha
Otis

and the following would result in banishment from the Hall of OK Taste:

Abbey Road
Anything by the Doobie Bothers or the Eagles
most records by ye Pink Floyd
post - Gabriel Genesis
Carps
Tapestry
Sweet Baby James
Rumors
albums of JJ Cale
...

Lo! and let they be deemed obscurantist lest they possess:
well, that's tough one...I'd always strive for good but obscure....on the basis that there's little point in searching out stuff you've heard before...

Flying_Monkey

Re: Albums you expect everyone to have ?
« Reply #70 on: October 17, 2008, 01:51:54 pm »
Ok, I'll play the game.

Of what I own, what I would quite legitimately expect most middle class men of a certain age to have:

a Nick Drake album
something by Talking Heads
ChangesBowie or Ziggy Stardust
some Miles Davis
a bit of Neil Young
Forever Changes by Love
and something by the Penguin Cafe Orchestra
and if a past girlfriend was into it, Blue by Joni Mitchell...

If they were (or wanted to appear more open-minded, they might also have some old school hip hop, particularly:

A Tribe Called Quest,
De La Soul's 3ft High and Rising
something by Public Enemy
Ill Communication or Paul's Boutique by The Beastie Boys.

If they were in their musical youth in the late eighties, early nineties, they probably also have:

some trip-hop like Portishead, Massive Attack, Tricky, or Morcheeba (if their girlfriend left it with them);
perhaps Bjork's first or second album;
Pixies' Surfer Rosa;
the first Stone Roses album;
Blur's Parklife
and the first or secondOasis album.
(They probably did own some more embarassing Madchester / Britpop albums like James, The Farm, Sleeper or Echobelly, but they left them at university or something)...

and so on...

cc93

Re: Albums you expect everyone to have ?
« Reply #71 on: October 17, 2008, 02:04:08 pm »
Considering how many copies it sold at the time, it surprises me that nobody now admits to having heard it (or wants to hear it again after being enlightened  :()

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Re: Albums you expect everyone to have ?
« Reply #72 on: October 17, 2008, 02:06:46 pm »
No one's mentioned Bruce Springsteen

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-2 for Born in the USA
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Really Ancien

Re: Albums you expect everyone to have ?
« Reply #73 on: October 17, 2008, 02:33:09 pm »
The problem here is that all this is too blokey, what we really need is a list of 10 records which the kind of partner we are out to attract would consider desireable in a companion. This rarely includes anything featuring Robert Wyatt or anything by Kraftwerk.

Damon.


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Re: Albums you expect everyone to have ?
« Reply #74 on: October 17, 2008, 02:34:58 pm »
No one's mentioned Bruce Springsteen
Or Kate Bush:

Surely everyone has Hounds of Love?