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Offline tigermilk

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Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
« on: April 03, 2008, 03:47:48 »
Rules are:
1... NO CURE ALBUMS (so fans on this forum can see what other people are into)
2... ONE ALBUM PER ARTIST (you CAN'T put more than 1 album per band)


The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead
Brilliant album! Morrissey sings with such passion, and the lyrics are straight from the heart. This album always gives me the same chills as the Disintegration record does. If you don't have it, why don't you have it??

Radiohead - The Bends
Robert himself likes this album but then again who doesn't. Radiohead's finest moment (although some would call OK Computer their classic). I prefer the sounds on this record. "Planet Telex" is a tremendous opener, while "Street Spirit" is possibly one of my favourite all time closers together with The Cure's "Faith".

PJ Harvey - To Bring You My Love
Rough and rugged, PJ Harvey sounds like a woman possessed on this record. It's almost scary but more thrilling. I absolutely adore this album.

Cocteau Twins - Blue Bell Knoll
My favourite Cocteau Twins album often changes, from Heaven Or Las Vegas, Treasure or Milk & Kisses, but this is probably the one I listen to the most. It's so dreamy and shoegazey, it never gets old.

Bjork - Homogenic
This is one of my favourite albums to drive to and it has a lot of good memories for me :)

Damien Rice - O
Speaking of memories... oh boy. This guy from Ireland really knows how to pull all the strings. Seeing him live was the greatest show I've ever seen outside of The Cure.

Mazzy Star - So Tonight That I Might See
"Fade Into You" is one of my favourite songs ever. If you like to lay back, relax and watch the clouds then this one is for you!

Cat Power - Moon Pix
I love her voice from this period. It's certainly changed over the years but I like the 1998 period the best and "Cross Bones Style" was the song that first got me into Cat Power.

Belle & Sebastian - Tigermilk
Jingle jangle at it's best. Glasgow sure produce some great bands. Songs for the awkard kids in the schools, the people in crap jobs who are sick of drinking the coffees that "taste like washing up", and those who are madly in love!

Massive Attack - Blue Lines
I remember when I first put the CD in my player and I couldn't get to the second track, I just kept repeating track 1 "Safe From Harm" over and over. I was fixated on that song. When I did finally move on I discovered more great tunes that were way ahead of their time. I also really really enjoy Portishead's Dummy album and Tricky's Maxinquaye record. For me they all go together like a great trilogy... if you own one you have to own the others too!




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Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2008, 12:17:31 »
Here's mine :roll:

1.Madness - Best Of (LOL, because I LOVE 'em so, I can't pick one LP!!!)
2.The Exploited - Horror Epics
3.The Sex Pistols - Nevermind The Bollocks
4.Genesis - Wind & The Wuthering
5.Elastica - Self titled
6.Bryan Ferry - Bete Noire
7.Kate Bush - Lionheart
8.Rancid - And Out Come The Wolves
9.Duran Duran - Rio
10.E.L.O. - A New World Record
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Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2008, 19:55:53 »
i can't think of 10 without thinking about 15 at once... so i'll pick only 5 now.
the way i understand the question of "favourite albums": these are very likely not THE 5 albums that are most often on my playlist but more like 5 things that i just seem to be very attached to, for several different reasons:

nine inch nails: fragile [one of the few non-cure albums which have been almost shocking listening experiences, when first discovered]
kate bush: hounds of love
kent: hagnesta hill [linked to a certain period in my life which i'd really don't even  want to recall, that's why i rarely listen to it - but it'll hold fast on this list nevertheless]
porcupine tree: deadwing
pj harvey: is this desire?

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Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2008, 21:57:56 »
This is too difficult, but here goes...

Silversun Pickups - Carnavas
RHCP - Blood Sugar Sex Magik
Neil Young and Crazy Horse - Weld
Sarah McLaughlin - Fumbling Towards Ecstasy
Guns 'n Roses - Appetite For Destruction
Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream
NIN - The Downward Spiral
Social Distortion - White Light, White Heat, White Trash
Pearl Jam - Vs.
Coheed and Cambria - In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earthe: 3

Metallica's Ride the Lightning and Alive II from KISS would be honorable mentions.

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Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2008, 22:16:29 »
OK, here are my 10 faves  :smth050  (in no particular order):

Poets of the Fall - Carnival of Rust
Kate Bush - Hounds of Love
Muse - Blacks Holes and Revelations
Massive Attack - Mezzanine
Evanescense - Fallen
Cocteau Twins - Head over Heels
Bjørk - Vespertine
Be-Bop Deluxe - Sunburst Finish
Sigur Rós - Takk
Talk Talk - The Colour of Spring

That was actually very difficult - to only choose 10 albums!  :smth020
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Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2008, 06:35:37 »
In no special order....

1. B'Day--Beyonce
2. Laundry Service--Shakira
3. Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn and Jones, LTD.--The Monkees
4. Purple Rain--Prince
5. Appetite For Destruction--Guns 'n' Roses
6. Love--The Beatles
7. Lest We Forget--Marilyn Manson
8. Mantaray--Siouxsie
9. London Calling--The Clash
10. Deviation--Jayne County

There are some artists I couldn't list cos that would have made me go over 10, but I love all the albums I have.  :-D

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Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2008, 06:52:37 »
Maybe we should add another 10 albums to our lists for a top 20 tally?

Feel free to do so!  :smth023

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Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2008, 02:27:31 »
Maybe we should add another 10 albums to our lists for a top 20 tally?

Feel free to do so!  :smth023


Ok I shall! :-D

Again in no special order....

11. Chamber Music--Coal Chamber
12. Amor Prohibito--Selena {Sorry if I spelled it wrong.  My Spanish is horrible!}
13. Live At The Acropolis--Yanni
14. Live In The USA--Bow Wow Wow
15. Bugs And Friends Sing The Beatles--Bugs, Elmer, Daffy and Tazz (feat. Yosemite Sam and the Road Runner)
16. Frustration Plantation--Rasputina
17. Perfect Life--Levinhurst
18. Inside--Presence
19. Reprise: The Very Good Years--Frank Sinatra
20. Scree--Magazine

I was going to do an "honorable mentions" list but thought I had listed enough. I love my music collection and would be lost without it.

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Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2008, 06:31:56 »
What an interesting topic tigermilk!

This is mine, the first 10!

1. Portishead - Roseland NYC Live
   Great album with a great vocal of Beth Gibbons

2. Green Day - Dookie
   Love the old old greenday.They sounds brilliant at their early age. Kerplunk   
   is not bad too though.

3. Nirvana - MTV Unplugged in New York
   Awesome unplugged show ever IMO with a  number of beautiful covered song
   especially Bowie's and Meat Puppets's song.

4. Ramones - Ramones
   The Godfather of punk rock.Felt like i'm sniffing some glue when i listened to
   this album. Yeah!

5. Queen - Sheer Heart Attack
   My 2nd fav band after The Cure. Freddie got an amazing vocal and 'lifestyle'
   too.. ;)

6. Bjork - Post
   Crazy Icelandic musician that is so damn creative in experiment her own music.
   Actually all of her album is fascinating.

7. Television - Marquee Moon
   Great great band that really got me. Raw and hell good album!

8. Cocteau Twins - Head over Heels
   Cant avoid to like this band since they sounds really rare and most of us in
   this forum like this band. Great arrangement of music in this album..Always.

9. The Doors - Waiting for the Sun
   Totally the best old timer in making psychedelic songs and music. Great tone
   of voice and synthesizer really encourage me to explore their music!
   
10.David Bowie - Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)
    No more to tell..Kick ass album!

p/s: another 10 will coming soon. :-D
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Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2008, 22:32:17 »
Radiohead - Ok Computer
Placebo - Sleeping with Ghosts
Sex Pistols - Never Mind the Bollocks Here's the Sex Pistols
The Clash - The Story of the Clash
Cranes - Wings of Joy
Depeche Mode - Songs of Faith and Devotion
Mogwai - Happy Songs for Happy People
Garbage - Debut album
Björk - debut album
Siouxsie and the Banshees- Juju


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Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2008, 22:38:41 »
Maybe we should add another 10 albums to our lists for a top 20 tally?

Feel free to do so!  :smth023


instead, i think we should make it only five or maybe even three - because THEN people would really have to choose carefully and really think/compare/choose well!
come on, 20 is just getting wayyy too easy... it loses meaning.

so make it three! what are the three ones that matter most?

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Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2008, 22:56:22 »
OK then, if I had to choose only 3 non-Cure albums - let's say for a desert island trip, or something - then it would have to be these ones, as I never get tired of listening to them  :P :

Bjørk - Debut
David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust
Kate Bush - Hounds of Love

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Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2008, 23:55:17 »
come on, 20 is just getting wayyy too easy... it loses meaning.

so make it three! what are the three ones that matter most?



No it isn't!  There are artists I didn't list on either list that I would have liked to. And there are other albums from artists listed that I also like just as much as the ones listed.  Not easy chosing just one.


Sigh. Fine...3.

Mantaray--Siouxsie
B-Day--Beyonce
Deviation--Jayne County

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Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
« Reply #13 on: April 09, 2008, 06:18:57 »


3 Huh..

1) Bjork - Post
2) Queen - Sheer Heart Attack
3) Cocteau Twins - Head over Heels
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Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2008, 08:06:51 »
No special order:

1.Depeche Mode: Violator
2.Siouxsie: Twice upon a time
3.Radiohead: Ok computer
4.REM: Automatic for the people
5.Soundgarden: Superunknown
6.Queen: Greatest Hits
7.Counting Crows: August and everything after
8.David Bowie: Let's dance
9.Iggy Pop: Lust for life
10.Lou Reed: Transformer

AWESOME!!!  :smth020 :smth020 :smth020 :smth020 :smth020 :smth020
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