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Title: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
Post by: tigermilk 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!
Title: Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
Post by: ~*CherryRed*~ 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
Title: Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
Post by: japanesebaby 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?

Title: Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
Post by: crowbi_wan 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.
Title: Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
Post by: feebee42 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
Title: Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
Post by: iwannashagsimon 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
Title: Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
Post by: tigermilk 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
Title: Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
Post by: iwannashagsimon 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.
Title: Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
Post by: Sussex 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
Title: Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
Post by: silversand 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

Title: Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
Post by: japanesebaby 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?

Title: Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
Post by: feebee42 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

Title: Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
Post by: iwannashagsimon 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
Title: Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
Post by: Sussex on April 09, 2008, 06:18:57


3 Huh..

1) Bjork - Post
2) Queen - Sheer Heart Attack
3) Cocteau Twins - Head over Heels
Title: Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
Post by: rubcure 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
Title: Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
Post by: Sussex on April 09, 2008, 11:07:58

6.Queen: Greatest Hits

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

Stunning! No objection! :smth023
Title: Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
Post by: scatcat on April 09, 2008, 16:32:11
3. Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn and Jones, LTD.--The Monkees


HAHA!!   hey , hey, we're the Monkees!  :smth023

showing your true colours iwannashagsimon!!  :D

I'll get back to thinking about my list..  ;) it is sooo hard.. tigermilk!!   :?
Title: Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
Post by: japanesebaby on April 09, 2008, 21:42:09
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.

it is... think of it this way: your house is on fire, you can only grab 3 things with you while you run out and all the rest of it WILL burn - what three things will you take?
try the same with "what 20 things you would take?" and surely you'd start grabbing all kinds of not so important things with you. the smaller the number, the more it matters.

(or at least should matter. i do admit that in a burning house situation i might panic and grab something really silly, like yesterday's newspaper, toothbrush and an umbrella. :-P
so maybe it's a really question of easy/difficult: maybe what i meant was that it's somehow more interesting to read through other people's lists when they are really focused - long lists are a lot less profiled somehow.
at least for me it's that way.

by the way i'm sitll not sure what three albums i'd pick. but i'd leave the umbrella, definitely.)
Title: Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
Post by: japanesebaby on April 09, 2008, 23:12:24
it is... think of it this way: your house is on fire, you can only grab 3 things with you while you run out and all the rest of it WILL burn - what three things will you take?


sorry this is off-topic, but it reminded me of this:
(and sorry it's horrible out of synch, i really don't know why. the original is fine... this is why i hate youtube & co. - one reason why i hate them. anyway.)

2001-10-26 le reservoir interview "your house is burning down..." (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lta9MH569eM)

;)
Title: Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
Post by: scatcat on April 10, 2008, 04:30:27
okay .. here is my list :
(in no specific order)

1. Fleetwood mac  - Rumours
2. Powderfinger - Odyssey Number Five
3. Hoodoo Gurus - Stoneage Romeos
4. Alex Lloyd  - Black The Sun
5. Van Morrison - Moondance
6. Skyhooks - Living In The 70's
7. The Beatles - Sgt Peppers
8. Adam and the Ants - Kings of the Wild Frontier
9. Bob Dylan - Blonde on Blonde
10.David Bowie - let's Dance

 :smth023
Title: Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
Post by: r1ghteousone on April 10, 2008, 16:13:00
wow - i'm surprised how similar peoples tastes are on here :shock:

picking just 20 is hard though...

1. 1999 - Prince
2. Sign 'O' The Times - Prince
3. Purple Rain - Prince (i'm a purple-freak, what can i say? lol)
4. Juju - Siouxsie & the Banshees
5. Hounds of Love - Kate Bush
6. Floodland - Sisters of Mercy
7. Peter Gabriel 3 - Peter Gabriel
8. Homogenic - Bjork
9. Telekon - Gary Numan
10. Ocean Rain - Echo & the Bunnymen
11. Killing Joke/Debut - Killing Joke
12. Scary Monsters - David Bowie
13. Head Over Heels - Cocteau Twins
14. Into the Labyrinth - Dead Can Dance
15. The Nephilim - Fields of the Nephilim
16. Promise - Gene Loves Jezebel
17. Ten - Pearl Jam
18. Darkness on the Egde of town - Bruce Springsteen
19. Blue - Joni Mitchell
20. New Gold Dream - Simple Minds

no particular order there really...would probably change within a week too
Title: Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
Post by: Cure Freak on April 25, 2008, 01:55:28
in no order
1. Violator-Depeche Mode
2. Black Celebration-Depeche Mode
3. Closer-Joy Division
4. Blonde On Blonde-Bob Dylan
5. Highway 61 Revisited- Bob Dylan
6. The Four Seasons-Vivaldi(Israel Philharmonic Orchestra)
7.Sleeping With Ghosts-Placebo
8.Bauhaus-Rest In Peace: The Final Concert
9.Greatest Hits-Eurythmics
10. The Baroque Album-John Williams(classical guitarist, not the composer)
Title: Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
Post by: rubcure on April 25, 2008, 03:42:32

6.Queen: Greatest Hits

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

Stunning! No objection! :smth023

Yeah Sussex!!!

also... (good ones Cure Freak)
in no order
1. Violator-Depeche Mode
2. Black Celebration-Depeche Mode
3. Closer-Joy Division
4. Blonde On Blonde-Bob Dylan
5. Highway 61 Revisited- Bob Dylan
6. The Four Seasons-Vivaldi(Israel Philharmonic Orchestra)
7.Sleeping With Ghosts-Placebo
8.Bauhaus-Rest In Peace: The Final Concert
9.Greates Hits-Eurthmics
10. The Baroque Album-John Williams(classical guitarist, not the composer)
Title: Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
Post by: Hero on April 25, 2008, 18:32:09
This is so hard! So in no particular order...

1. The Horrors - Strange House
2. Siouxsie & The Banshees - Juju
3. The Birthday Party - Junkyard
4. The Jesus and Mary Chain - Psychocandy
5. Sonic Youth - Confusion is Sex
6. Joy Division - Closer
7. IAMX - The Alternative
8. Robots in Disguise - Get RiD
9. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Dig Lazarus Dig
10. Kate Bush - Hounds of Love
Title: Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
Post by: Cure Freak on April 26, 2008, 13:20:02
thanks rubcure.
like your list also.
 :smth023
Title: Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
Post by: KingOfSomeIsland on May 11, 2008, 02:13:09
The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses
Amazing album, These songs are so amazingly crafted from start to finish, every single track has something to love about it.

Manic Street Preachers - Generation Terrorists
Choosing just one album from these guys was torture their first 5 albums are all gems. This is the definitive Manics album though, Motorcycle Emptiness and Little Baby Nothing are unbeatable.

Tori Amos - Little Earthquakes
The same goes for this one, I had an extremely difficult time choosing between this and Boys for Pele. This one is better for the simple fact that it doesnt have any weak tracks wheras BFP has 2 or 3.

Pulp - This is Hardcore
Another tough choice, this and Different Class are both totally solid from start to finish, but this one has a wayyyyyy better opener.

The Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream
This one gets a hands down victory. No matter how many half-assed reunion albums these guys put out this will always be their masterwork.

Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
These guys have too many albums, too many great albums, and crap albums. You gotta love Sonic Youth tho.

Talulah Gosh - Backwash
Best twee pop album ever, a shame they only ever released one before fading into obscurity.

The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground & Nico
No explanation needed.

The White Stripes - Get Behind Me Satan
I actually hated this one at first but it grew on me insanely, Its the deepest and most original White Stripes album, very underrated.

Neil Young - Harvest
I decided not to put any live albums on my list otherwise Weld wouldve definitely taken this spot. Its a truly classic album

Honorable Mentions:
Arcade Fire - Funeral
Dave Matthews Band - Crash
Desaparcedos - Read Music, Speak Spanish
The Elected - Sun Sun Sun
The Indelicates - American Demo
Pearl Jam - Vitalogy
Primal Scream - Screamadelica
REM - Reckoner
Radiohead - OK Computer
U2 - The Joshua Tree



Title: Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
Post by: ~*CherryRed*~ on May 15, 2008, 00:13:45
Looking through others lists, I notice that Kate Bush appears a fair bit!!! Nice to see! I'm doing another list!!

1.  The Dissociatives - Self Titled (Daniel Johns from Silverchair fame)
2.  A-ha - Hunting High and Low
3.  Marilyn Manson - Antichrist Superstar
4.  Nightmare Before Christmas Soundtrack (Danny Elfman composer, I'm such a kid!)
5.  Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables
6.  Eurythmics - Touch
7.  Sioux. & The Banshees - Superstition
8.  Adam Ant - Wonderful
9.  Dropkick Murphy's - Do Or Die
10. Rammstein - Sehnsucht
11. NOFX - Heavy Petting Zoo
12. Led Zeppelin - Houses Of The Holy
13. The Beatles - Revolver
14. Micheal jackson - Thriller
15. Suggs - Three Pyramids Club
16. Pantera - Vulgar Display Of Power
17. Operation Ivy - Energy
18. Kate Bush - The Dreaming (suspended in gaffa.... LOVE IT!)
19. Nirvana - Nevermind
20. Ozzy - No More Tears
Title: Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
Post by: Sussex on May 15, 2008, 03:11:12


19. Nirvana - Nevermind


Nice pick CherryRed especially this one. Great album.I adore Kurt Cobain.He's brilliant.
Title: Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
Post by: ~*CherryRed*~ on May 17, 2008, 01:17:27


19. Nirvana - Nevermind


Nice pick CherryRed especially this one. Great album.I adore Kurt Cobain.He's brilliant.


Oh yeah, how could I not have included this LP in my first list?????? I recall when it hit the airwaves, WOW, what a box about the ears this was! I really reckon that this album was as exciting if not more so (as it was closer to my 'generation') than the Sex Pistols LP back in the 70's... for getting teens 'angry' again anyways! Glad you like it to! I wonder how Mr Cobain would be (musically) nowadays had he lived on?!

Now, bloody entertain me!!!! (hehehe)
Title: Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
Post by: revolt on July 30, 2008, 15:39:56
My 10 favourite albums FROM THE 80's, outside The Cure, would probably be the following (in alphabetic order):

Cocteau Twins: Victorialand
Echo & The Bunnymen: Heaven Up Here
Einstuerzende Neubauten: Haus der Luege
Joy Division: Closer
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds: Your Funeral My Trial
Simple Minds: Empires and Dance
Sonic Youth: Evol
Tom Waits: Swordfishtrombones
U2: The Unforgettable Fire
Young Gods: L’ Eau Rouge
Title: Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
Post by: tigermilk on July 30, 2008, 17:07:30
Cocteau Twins: Victorialand

Nice! This has recently become my favourite Cocteau Twins album. It keeps changing normally between Treasure and Blue Bell Knoll, but I think Victorialand is breathtaking. I even picked it up on Vinyl even though I don't have a record player, haha. Whales Tails hypnotizes me!! Great album, I really want to get a record player because apparently it's really good when you play it at a different speed, of 33rpm and not 45rpm. Would be an interesting listen!
Title: Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
Post by: revolt on July 30, 2008, 18:18:30
Cocteau Twins: Victorialand

Nice! This has recently become my favourite Cocteau Twins album. It keeps changing normally between Treasure and Blue Bell Knoll, but I think Victorialand is breathtaking. I even picked it up on Vinyl even though I don't have a record player, haha. Whales Tails hypnotizes me!! Great album, I really want to get a record player because apparently it's really good when you play it at a different speed, of 33rpm and not 45rpm. Would be an interesting listen!

I have it on vinyl too! It is really worthwhile, because the magnificent 23 Envelope artwork really shines... Curiously enough, I think I remember that the first time I played the record it was at wrong speed. I only noticed it when Liz Fraser's voice came in - it sounded kind of weird.... (  :-D )
Title: Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
Post by: revolt on July 31, 2008, 11:37:23
Looking through others lists, I notice that Kate Bush appears a fair bit!!! Nice to see! I'm doing another list!!

1.  The Dissociatives - Self Titled (Daniel Johns from Silverchair fame)
2.  A-ha - Hunting High and Low
3.  Marilyn Manson - Antichrist Superstar
4.  Nightmare Before Christmas Soundtrack (Danny Elfman composer, I'm such a kid!)
5.  Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables
6.  Eurythmics - Touch
7.  Sioux. & The Banshees - Superstition
8.  Adam Ant - Wonderful
9.  Dropkick Murphy's - Do Or Die
10. Rammstein - Sehnsucht
11. NOFX - Heavy Petting Zoo
12. Led Zeppelin - Houses Of The Holy
13. The Beatles - Revolver
14. Micheal jackson - Thriller
15. Suggs - Three Pyramids Club
16. Pantera - Vulgar Display Of Power
17. Operation Ivy - Energy
18. Kate Bush - The Dreaming (suspended in gaffa.... LOVE IT!)
19. Nirvana - Nevermind
20. Ozzy - No More Tears

Nice to see "Revolver" in there. One of the Beatles' best albums, although "Rubber Soul" might be just as good or even better... the same for Kate Bush, great album, probably her most creative, although "Hounds of Love" might beat it on a purely emotional level.

The Banshees and Zep selections are kind of strange, though...
"Superstition" is clearly the worst Banshees album, for me. Too commercial, too many keyboards, too many "easy melodies", it lacks the intensity and depth of their best works.
And "Houses of the Holy" has good songs ("No Quarter" is magical...) but it feels somewhat inconsistent, as an album. I really think that their first 2 albums are the best...
Title: Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
Post by: revolt on July 31, 2008, 11:54:07
It's kind of strange seeing many people here chose 'Head over Heals" as the Twins best record... I mean, it's a transition album, it lacks the overall darkness and intensity of their debut "Garlands" and it still doesn't show the original beauty they would display in "Treasure" and "Victorialand". And as a collection of songs, surely they have made better? There's 2 or 3 songs in there that sound like filler to me...
Title: Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
Post by: revolt on August 01, 2008, 11:05:55
5. Van Morrison - Moondance

Nice to see Van Morrison on a "best of" list, but "Moondance" doesn't strike me as being one of his best albums... I mean, there's 2 songs that go "la-la-la" and another song with a chorus that is just "everyone, everyone, everyone, everyone". Not particularly inspired, is it?

I would guess you know "Astral Weeks"? That would be the most obvious choice for best album. But also albums like "Veedon Fleece" and "Saint Dominic's Preview" show Van Morrison at his deepest, down-to-earth and transcendental at the same time...

Title: Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
Post by: revolt on August 01, 2008, 11:10:53
9. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Dig Lazarus Dig

Do you really think that is his best album?  :shock: Nick Cave has such a vast and great discography to chose from... What about "Tender Prey"? "Your Funeral My Trial"? "Let Love In"? "From Her to Eternity"?
Title: Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
Post by: revolt on August 04, 2008, 11:38:31
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The Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream
This one gets a hands down victory. No matter how many half-assed reunion albums these guys put out this will always be their masterwork.



Agreed, there. If paired down to a single CD, "Mellon Collie" could have been a great contender, but since it was not, "Siamese Dream" wins easily. I also really like their first album and think that the often underrated "Adore" is their "Disintegration" (that is, it's the Pumpkins most beautiful album although not their very best)...
Title: Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
Post by: tigermilk on September 20, 2008, 13:18:36
OK, so my list has changed since last time  :roll:

Ride - Nowhere
Lush - Lovelife
Siouxsie & The Banshees - Juju
The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead
Slowdive - Just For A Day
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
Cocteau Twins - Victorialand
Bjork - Post
The Magnetic Fields - Get Lost
PJ Harvey - To Bring You My Love
Title: Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
Post by: japanesebaby on September 20, 2008, 15:18:05
Simple Minds: Empires and Dance

glad to see someone mentioning this, i'd surely include that too (should i made such list from the 80s).
early simple minds was truly a great band.

Title: Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
Post by: revolt on September 22, 2008, 11:05:37
Simple Minds: Empires and Dance

glad to see someone mentioning this, i'd surely include that too (should i made such list from the 80s).
early simple minds was truly a great band.




Now, that is a good surprise...  :smth001

People into Simple Minds usually like them starting from "New Gold Dream" (a very good album) or even later albums, the earlier stuff gets forgotten. Then there is a minority who likes them until NGD (which really seems to be the landamark album that devides the bands's career between the "underground"/"experimental"/"alternative" era and the "huge mainstream success" era) and more or less hate everything after that.

I suppose I am of the real-small-minority that truly likes everything they did until "Street Fighting Years" (a very mainstream album but sometimes really beautiful), with the exception of "Once Upon a Time".
But 1980-81 Minds was about as great as The Cure of the same period for me. They are groundbreaking, intense and great at creating atmospheres. They would only lose to The Cure by a narrow margin, and that's because for me "Seventeen Seconds" beats every other 80's album with the possible exception of "Closer" and "Pornography".
Title: Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
Post by: tigermilk on September 22, 2008, 17:36:44
I could be wrong, but didn't the Cocteau Twins get their name from a Simple Minds song? A song which was originally called 'A Cure'. Interesting little fact!
Title: Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
Post by: japanesebaby on September 22, 2008, 18:34:25
I could be wrong, but didn't the Cocteau Twins get their name from a Simple Minds song? A song which was originally called 'A Cure'. Interesting little fact!

There is no cure
Youre so blind cant you see?
There is no cure
Cant buy immunity
There is no cure
So keep your evil from me
There is no cure...


http://www.lyricsfreak.com/s/simple+minds/cocteau+twins_20124998.html
Title: Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
Post by: japanesebaby on September 22, 2008, 18:45:39
Simple Minds: Empires and Dance

glad to see someone mentioning this, i'd surely include that too (should i made such list from the 80s).
early simple minds was truly a great band.




Now, that is a good surprise...  :smth001

People into Simple Minds usually like them starting from "New Gold Dream" (a very good album) or even later albums, the earlier stuff gets forgotten. Then there is a minority who likes them until NGD (which really seems to be the landamark album that devides the bands's career between the "underground"/"experimental"/"alternative" era and the "huge mainstream success" era) and more or less hate everything after that.

I suppose I am of the real-small-minority that truly likes everything they did until "Street Fighting Years" (a very mainstream album but sometimes really beautiful), with the exception of "Once Upon a Time".
But 1980-81 Minds was about as great as The Cure of the same period for me. They are groundbreaking, intense and great at creating atmospheres. They would only lose to The Cure by a narrow margin, and that's because for me "Seventeen Seconds" beats every other 80's album with the possible exception of "Closer" and "Pornography".

well, all i can say that in this case your post could have been written by me - so haha finally we agree about something. ;P

the early minds are were truly remarkable band, personally i rate them higher than even joy division (not to mention something like the banshees etc.). the cure only wins by a narrow margin, that's true.
i don't dislike everything they did after 'new gold dream', a good part of that album is still pretty good (although i think the best part of it is stuff like 'colours fly and catherine wheel' and not the singles). and like you said, i do admit that they somehow maintained a capability for creating genuinely impressive glimpses of beauty  and power long after they became otherwise overly pompous in the late 80s. anyway, i'm just repeating what you said...

i do find it a real pity that their early output still remains so overlooked today. their early works, they experimental era from 'reel to real cacophony' to 'sister feelings call', would surely be worth rediscovering for many!


Title: Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
Post by: tigermilk on September 23, 2008, 04:30:58
Thanks for confirming the Simple Minds 'Cocteau Twins' song JB. I've never listened to Simple Minds other than their more popular songs, but after I've seen what you and others have said I will have to check them out!
Title: Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
Post by: revolt on September 23, 2008, 10:47:54

well, all i can say that in this case your post could have been written by me - so haha finally we agree about something. ;P


I new the day would come, I just had no idea that Simple Minds would be responsible for it... ;)
Title: Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
Post by: revolt on September 23, 2008, 11:03:00
OK, so my list has changed since last time  :roll:

Ride - Nowhere
Lush - Lovelife
Siouxsie & The Banshees - Juju
The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead
Slowdive - Just For A Day
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
Cocteau Twins - Victorialand
Bjork - Post
The Magnetic Fields - Get Lost
PJ Harvey - To Bring You My Love


Great to see "Nowhere" and "Juju" in there! I suppose you're a big shoegaze fan, then? Have you ever checked "Isn't Anything" by My Bloody Valentine? I ask this because in my opinion it is a much better album than "Loveless"...
Title: Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
Post by: tigermilk on September 23, 2008, 17:16:18
Great to see "Nowhere" and "Juju" in there! I suppose you're a big shoegaze fan, then? Have you ever checked "Isn't Anything" by My Bloody Valentine? I ask this because in my opinion it is a much better album than "Loveless"...

"Nowhere" and "Juju" are incredible aren't they? And yes, you guessed right, I'm a big shoegaze fan. I'd say about 90% of my iPod is shoegaze actually. I love "Isn't Anything" as well, it's brilliant, but I like "Loveless" just a little more because it was my first album of theirs. I remember how I felt when I was listening to it for the first time, I was in complete awe and never realised music so atmospheric and layered existed and 'Only Shallow' still to this day blows my mind. "Isn't Anything" would definately be in my top 20 for sure! I've got some of their earlier stuff too, but nothing compares to these two albums. It's great to see another MBV fan on here.
:smth023
Title: Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
Post by: revolt on September 24, 2008, 11:14:06
Great to see "Nowhere" and "Juju" in there! I suppose you're a big shoegaze fan, then? Have you ever checked "Isn't Anything" by My Bloody Valentine? I ask this because in my opinion it is a much better album than "Loveless"...

"Nowhere" and "Juju" are incredible aren't they? And yes, you guessed right, I'm a big shoegaze fan. I'd say about 90% of my iPod is shoegaze actually. I love "Isn't Anything" as well, it's brilliant, but I like "Loveless" just a little more because it was my first album of theirs. I remember how I felt when I was listening to it for the first time, I was in complete awe and never realised music so atmospheric and layered existed and 'Only Shallow' still to this day blows my mind. "Isn't Anything" would definately be in my top 20 for sure! I've got some of their earlier stuff too, but nothing compares to these two albums. It's great to see another MBV fan on here.
:smth023

Well, I'm not sure if I deserve being called a MBV fan, because "Loveless" does nothing for me, really. It doesn't rock and there are also no songs that reach the beauty of some ballads on "Isn't Anything". It bores me... But it's true I am a fan of "Isn't Anything" and also some of their singles/EPs stuff (like "You made me realise").
Title: Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
Post by: revolt on September 26, 2008, 11:11:35
And yes, you guessed right, I'm a big shoegaze fan. I'd say about 90% of my iPod is shoegaze actually.

I just remembered one thing. Do you like "Psychocandy" by The Jesus & Mary Chain? I think the seeds of the shoegaze scene are in part already there... (their second album, "Darklands", is also very good, but much more "traditional" in sound).
Title: Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
Post by: japanesebaby on September 26, 2008, 16:49:04
I've never listened to Simple Minds other than their more popular songs, but after I've seen what you and others have said I will have to check them out!

--> http://curefans.com/index.php/topic,3438.msg56411.html#msg56411
Title: Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
Post by: tigermilk on September 26, 2008, 18:07:01
And yes, you guessed right, I'm a big shoegaze fan. I'd say about 90% of my iPod is shoegaze actually.

I just remembered one thing. Do you like "Psychocandy" by The Jesus & Mary Chain? I think the seeds of the shoegaze scene are in part already there... (their second album, "Darklands", is also very good, but much more "traditional" in sound).

Heck yes!! "Psychocandy" is excellent and definately a classic. The distortion and fuzz was awesome, and the inspiration to many bands. The Jesus & Mary Chain had so many great songs and albums. The first song I learnt to play on guitar was "Just Like Honey", the first track from Psychocandy, I love the video too. And I like how the drummer always stood up when he played, very Velvet Underground of him!
Title: Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
Post by: othervoices on September 26, 2008, 23:24:35
Today...

Surfer Rosa - Pixies
Heaven or Las Vegas - Cocteau Twins
Juju - Siouuxsie and the Banshees
Scenes from the second storey - The God Machine
Forever - Cranes
Antics - Interpol
The Holy Bible - Manic Street Preachers
Ladies and gentlemen we are floating in space - Spiritualized
The back room - Editors
All about eve - All About Eve



Title: Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
Post by: revolt on October 01, 2008, 10:33:48
And I like how the drummer always stood up when he played, very Velvet Underground of him!

That's Bobby Gillespie, of Primal Scream. Maybe he couldn't play the real drums properly? :-D
Title: Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
Post by: revolt on October 02, 2008, 13:37:16
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!

I agree that those 3 bands do go together, as the 3 essential trip-hop acts. But somehow I always think that the Massive Attack album that belongs together with "Dummy" and "Maxinquaye" is "Protection"... I see "Blue Lines" more as the precursor and the other 3 albums as the best examples of trip-hop at its finest hour.

By the way, do you know this:

http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:kpfpxqlhld6e

It's a very good trip-hop album from 1995, from a band that seems to have completely vanished afterwards.
Title: Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
Post by: terry on October 02, 2008, 15:24:33
no Cure albums?...no problem, i prefere much more these:

the Mission - God's own medicine
the Sisters of Mercy - First and last and always
Christian Death - catastrophe ballet
Fields of the Nephilim - the nephilim
Iron maiden- Iron Maiden
red lorry Yellow Lorry - Smashed hits
this Mortal coil - it'll end in tears
Danse Society - heaven is weaiting
Joy Division - Closer
The Cult - Love

not in special order
Title: Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
Post by: revolt on October 02, 2008, 15:28:53
no Cure albums?...no problem, i prefere much more these:

the Mission - God's own medicine
the Sisters of Mercy - First and last and always
Christian Death - catastrophe ballet
Fields of the Nephilim - the nephilim
Iron maiden- Iron Maiden
red lorry Yellow Lorry - Smashed hits
this Mortal coil - it'll end in tears
Danse Society - heaven is weaiting
Joy Division - Closer
The Cult - Love

not in special order

Well, you couldn't possibly get more goth than that...  :-D
Title: Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
Post by: revolt on October 02, 2008, 16:17:41
no Cure albums?...no problem, i prefere much more these:

the Mission - God's own medicine
the Sisters of Mercy - First and last and always
Christian Death - catastrophe ballet
Fields of the Nephilim - the nephilim
Iron maiden- Iron Maiden
red lorry Yellow Lorry - Smashed hits
this Mortal coil - it'll end in tears
Danse Society - heaven is weaiting
Joy Division - Closer
The Cult - Love

not in special order

Well, you couldn't possibly get more goth than that...  :-D

Actually, you could. There's no Bauhaus in there!  :shock:
Title: Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
Post by: terry on October 02, 2008, 16:50:55
no Cure albums?...no problem, i prefere much more these:

the Mission - God's own medicine
the Sisters of Mercy - First and last and always
Christian Death - catastrophe ballet
Fields of the Nephilim - the nephilim
Iron maiden- Iron Maiden
red lorry Yellow Lorry - Smashed hits
this Mortal coil - it'll end in tears
Danse Society - heaven is weaiting
Joy Division - Closer
The Cult - Love

not in special order

Well, you couldn't possibly get more goth than that...  :-D

Actually, you could. There's no Bauhaus in there!  :shock:
places were only ten....and when i was writing Swing the Heartache...i counted 11
Title: Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
Post by: tigermilk on October 03, 2008, 04:19:42

I agree that those 3 bands do go together, as the 3 essential trip-hop acts. But somehow I always think that the Massive Attack album that belongs together with "Dummy" and "Maxinquaye" is "Protection"... I see "Blue Lines" more as the precursor and the other 3 albums as the best examples of trip-hop at its finest hour.

By the way, do you know this:
http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:kpfpxqlhld6e
It's a very good trip-hop album from 1995, from a band that seems to have completely vanished afterwards.

I can see where you are coming from, but personally I never really enjoyed Protection (yes, I realise I'm one of the very few! haha) But I couldn't get into the title track or a couple of other songs on there. I actually prefer Mezzanine over Protection. But all in all, it's still a good record, but anyting with Safe From Harm and Unfinished Sympathy is a classic for me! :) I haven't heard of the band in the link you posted, I will have to check them out, thanks for the recommendation!!
 :smth023
Title: Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
Post by: revolt on October 03, 2008, 10:49:03
but anyting with Safe From Harm and Unfinished Sympathy is a classic for me! :)

Well,those 2 are classics, indeed. Anyway, i didn´t mean to diminish the importance or quality of "Blue Lines". I actually rate Massive Attack's first 3 albums just about the same. The thing I meant is that "Blue Lines" is somewhat different from "classic" trip-hop: quite a few songs have more of a groove / soul-jazz influence in them, they are also often quite mid-tempo, whereas trip-hop, by rule, is SLOW.
Title: Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
Post by: fiction on December 03, 2008, 18:09:25
1. "Wheels of Fire" - Cream
2. "The Smiths" - The Smiths
3. "Beyond the Grave" - Rezurex
4. "L.A. Woman" - The Doors
5. "Like Swimming" - Morphine
6. "The Las Vegas Story" - Gun Club
7. "Sackloth and Ashes" - Sixteen Horsepower
8. "The Age of the Understatement" - The Last Shadow Puppets
9. "Satanic Panic in the Attic" - of Montreal
10. "Killer" - Alice Cooper
Title: Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
Post by: japanesebaby on December 03, 2008, 19:22:21
"Satanic Panic in the Attic" - of Montreal

gotta love that album name! great rhyming and imagery. :-D

Title: Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
Post by: fiction on December 03, 2008, 19:48:10
gotta love that album name! great rhyming and imagery. :-D

Absolutely!!! And the music is quite entertaining aswell, don´t You think?


Title: Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
Post by: alt.end on December 06, 2008, 17:02:21
1.radiohead - ok computer
2.radiohead - the bends
3.radiohead - kid a
4.radiohead - in rainbows
5.beatles - white album
6.arcade fire - funeral
7.u2- achtung baby
8.pink floyd - the wall
9.u2- pop
10.foals - antidotes
Title: Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
Post by: Sussex on December 09, 2008, 02:55:38
1.radiohead - ok computer
2.radiohead - the bends
3.radiohead - kid a
4.radiohead - in rainbows


U sure the big fan of Thom Yorke huh!  :smth023
Title: Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
Post by: Dillinger on December 11, 2008, 01:38:07
1. De Stijl - The White Stripes
2. Bringing It All Back Home - Bob Dylan
3. Love & Theft - Bob Dylan
4. White Light/White Heat - The Velvet Underground
5. Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables - Dead Kennedys
6. Raw Power - The Stooges
7. Elephant - The White Stripes
8. Dangerous Magical Noise - The Dirtbombs
9. Is This It - The Strokes
10. Get Behind Me, Satan - The White Stripes
Title: Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
Post by: Poe on January 02, 2009, 00:47:09
Alright then, 10 of my current favorites, no order. Most of them have been mentioned before (Cure minds think alike? :lol:). Some of them I don't listen to that often anymore, but they still mean a lot to me.

1. Kate Bush - The Dreaming
(Hounds of Love has less weaker tracks, love it a lot, but this is the one of her records I return to most often. Weird Kate armed with drums, didgeridoos (spelling checked), and a whole lot of experimental fun)

2. Fiona Apple - When The Pawn...
(Possibly one of the longest album titles in musical history (90 words), I'll spare you by not typing it all out here. One of those albums you return to to gather strength from. Passionate and intense, with my favorite moments including Fiona singing her witty, poetic lyrics in her low, menacing voice while hammering out jazzy piano romps, accompanied by a drummer)

3. Depeche Mode - Violator
(Let me show you the world in my eyes...)

4. Pixies - Doolittle
(Big shake on the box car moving...)

5. Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral
(I will let you down, I will make you hurt...)

6. Cocteau Twins - Victorialand
(My favorite of theirs varies too. Glorious band)

7. Smashing Pumpkins - Rotten Apples: Greatest Hits
(Some of my fondest memories from my early teens are of taking walks on the jogging tracks in the woods, sometimes during the night, alone with a backpack full of records and a CD player. One of the records, apart from Kent's Hagnesta Hill (nr. eight), would usually be Rotten Apples, my start out point with the band before moving on to their studio albums)

8. Kent - Hagnesta Hill
(Brilliant Swedish lyrics, simple yet profound)

9. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Murder Ballads
(Feels like a typical "angry moody teenager" pick, but that's exactly what it was at the time)

10. Björk - Vespertine
(Hard to pick a favorite of hers (Post comes very close too), but this album is great to listen to in one sitting)
Title: Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
Post by: alt.end on January 03, 2009, 21:55:52
1.radiohead - ok computer
2.radiohead - the bends
3.radiohead - kid a
4.radiohead - in rainbows


U sure the big fan of Thom Yorke huh!  :smth023

surely i am ;). my top 10 is thus quite boring and predictable. but if i were to make a top 50, that would be definitely more interesting.
Title: Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
Post by: Poe on March 11, 2009, 17:37:45
A little upload to my list: I'm now convinced The Kick inside is my favorite Kate Bush album, as a whole. It holds together so well, and the songs are great in themselves, of course. I've also fallen hard for Tori Amos Little Earthquakes, brilliant. Listening to it right now in fact... If I chuck out Murder Ballads it'll fit in. I don't think there's one Cave album (of the ones I've listened to) that I like in its entirety anyway...
Title: Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
Post by: japanesebaby on March 12, 2009, 10:35:57
I don't think there's one Cave album (of the ones I've listened to) that I like in its entirety anyway...

it's a "problem" that both nick cave and david bowie share, at least for me.
Title: Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
Post by: GreenGhost on March 12, 2009, 14:53:28
let's see if i can do this... in no particular order

new order - low-life
azure ray - burn and shiver
talking heads - more songs about buildings and food
okkervil river - don't fall in love with everyone you see
joy division - unknown pleasures
the flaming lips - at war with the mystics
cat power - you are free
sleater-kinney - the hot rock
radiohead - ok computer
songs: ohia - didn't it rain
Title: Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
Post by: dsanchez on March 12, 2009, 15:00:27
All Slowdive albums:

Slowdive - Souvlaki
Slowdive Just for a day
Slowdive - Pygmalion

Plus:

Ride - Going blank again
Pink Floyd - The Wall
Pink Floyd - Atom heart mother
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
The House of Love - The House of Love (The Butterfly Album)
Depeche Mode - Violator
Cocteau Twins - Heaven or Las Vegas
Title: Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
Post by: jbud1980 on March 25, 2009, 02:37:02
y did i not reply to this topic earlier???

1. Siamese Dream- The Smashing Pumpkins  :smth020
2. Superunknown-Soundgarden  :smth020
3. The Fragile-NIN  :smth020
4. Juju-Siouxsie and the Banshees  :smth020
5. Best of Led Zeppelin (too many to choose from)  :smth020
6. Aenima-TOOL  :smth020
7. Throwing Copper-Live  :smth020
8. De-Loused in the Comatorium-The Mars Volta  :smth020
9. Dirty-Sonic Youth  :smth020
10. Origin of Symmetry-Muse  :smth020
Title: Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
Post by: jbud1980 on March 26, 2009, 03:48:18
let's see if i can do this... in no particular order

new order - low-life
azure ray - burn and shiver
talking heads - more songs about buildings and food
okkervil river - don't fall in love with everyone you see
joy division - unknown pleasures
the flaming lips - at war with the mystics
cat power - you are free
sleater-kinney - the hot rock
radiohead - ok computer
songs: ohia - didn't it rain

Azure Ray is awesome!
Title: Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
Post by: emi on March 29, 2009, 18:47:24
hi'
im new in this forum...

well

The Durutti Column - Another setting
Joy division - Closer
Talk talk - The colour of spring
Brian Eno - Music for airports
CAN - Soundtracks
Pink floyd - A saucerful of secrets
Pink floyd - The piper of the gates of dawn
Björk - Vespertine
Radiohead - Amnesiac
David Bowie - Low

and are just a few... that i thought at this moment



Title: Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
Post by: chipdandy on July 26, 2010, 08:59:24
(No specific order)

1. The Appleseed Cast - Low Level Owl
2. Pop Unknown - The August Division
3. At the Drive-In - Relationships of Command
4. Minus the Bear - Menos El Oso
5. The Church - Remote Luxury
6. The Advantage - Elf Titled
7. Four Tet - Rounds
8. Waxwing - One for the Ride
9. Depeche Mode - Songs of Faith and Devotion Live
10. New Order - Waiting for the Sirens Call



Ahh...So hard to do this! I constantly want to change them up. I love alot of music.
Title: Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
Post by: sideshow on January 17, 2011, 10:34:54
iron maiden  powerslave
nin pretty hate machine
herbie hancock head hunters
red hot chili peppers blood sugar sex magic
metallica master of puppets
black sabbath mob rules
prince sign of the times
curtis mayfield superfly
led zeppelin physical graffitti
depeche mode black celebration




honorable mention to sexplosion by my life with the thrill kill kult, george micheal listen without predjudice, and pink floyd animals
Title: Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
Post by: othervoices13 on August 18, 2011, 18:18:04
echo & the bunnymen - ocean rain
stone roses - stone roses
and you will know us by the trail of dead - source tags and codes
wire - 154
underworld - second toughest in the infants
siouxsie & the banshees - twice upon a time
trainspotting soundtrack
dj shadow - endtroducing
the smiths - meat is murder
pixies - doolittle
Title: Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
Post by: MeltingMan on November 04, 2014, 18:52:47
Some of them I don't listen to that often anymore, but they still mean a lot to me.
:smth023

(No specific order)

1. Yes-Time and a Word
2. Depeche Mode-Black Celebration
3. Tone Loc-Loc'ed After Dark
4. Yazoo-Upstairs at Eric's
5. Prince-Diamonds and Pearls
6. Kim Wilde-Close
7. Kraftwerk-Radio Activity
8. Fehlfarben-Monarchie und Alltag
9. Erasure-Wild!
10.Marilyn Manson-Holy Wood
Title: Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
Post by: Fabien G on November 21, 2015, 06:27:57
10! ...sooo hard to choose....

The La's
Cocteau Twins - Blue Bell Knoll
Shelleyan Orphan - Century Flower
The Sundays - Love
Pale Saints - Slow Buildings
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
Beauty Pill - The Unsustainable Lifestyle
Stephan Eicher - My place
Oasis - What's The Story
and the last one..
I hesitate between a The Lemonheads - It's A Shame About Ray and The Go! Team - Thunder Lightning Strike

(or how to put 11 albums in the list)
Title: Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
Post by: dsanchez on November 21, 2015, 14:42:06
I will redo my list because the initial rules said one album per artist. In no particular order, my top 10 non Cure albums:

Slowdive: Souvlaki
65DOS: Wild Light
MBV: Loveless
Cocteau Twins: Heaven Or Las Vegas
Pink Floyd: Dark Side Of The Moon
Pulp: Different Class
Pet Shop Boys: Behaviour
Lowlife: From A Scream To A Whisper
The Church: Starfish
Queen: Innuendo

Title: Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
Post by: cheyler on November 22, 2015, 02:51:09
Today it's this ten, tomorrow might get an altered or completely different list.

Adorable (first album)
Rich Kids - Ghosts of Princes in Towers
Hawkwind - Hall of the Mountain Grill
Deep Purple - Machine Head
Frank Zappa - You Are What You Is
Miles Davis - In A Silent Way
Captain Sensible - Mad Cows & Englishmen
Clash (first album UK version)
Black Sabbath - Mob Rules
Sisters Of Mercy - First and Last and Always

I'd also like to list a bonus 7" single that I just couldn't do without,
Lockjaw - Radio Call Sign b/w The Young Ones


That was harder than I thought...
Title: Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
Post by: BiscuityBoyle on January 25, 2016, 14:34:28
In no particular order, ten of the favourites not incuding classical works...


Tom Waits - Bone Machine

Can - Future Days

Nick Drake - Five Leave Left

Stina Nordenstam - Dynamite

The Stranglers - The Gospel According to The Meninblack

Bjork - Debut

Captain Beefheart - Lick My Decals Off Baby

Portishead - Third

Saint Etienne - So Tough

Micachu - Jewellery
Title: Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
Post by: BiscuityBoyle on February 06, 2016, 15:09:11
Aphex Twin - ...I Care Because You Do

Talking Heads - Remain in Light

Bowie - Heroes

Sinatra - 20 Golden Greats

The Moldy Peaches - The Moldy Peaches

Pixies - Surfer Rosa

M.I.A.- Arular 

Snakefinger - Greener Postures   

Suzanne Vega - Suzanne Vega

Bjork - Medulla
Title: Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
Post by: nodisco on October 26, 2016, 13:21:35
mmmh... not easy to choose only 10 titles

David Bowie - Low
Kraftwerk - The Man Machine
The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
The Velvet Underground & Nico - s/t
Depeche Mode - Violator
Fabrizio De André - Creuza De Ma
Cocteau Twins - Treasure
Duran Duran - Rio
Pink Floyd - Atom Heart Mother
Brian Eno - Music For Airports
Title: Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
Post by: -:- Elle Lie -:- on December 26, 2016, 20:20:03
Here are my 10 favourite albums :

- Daft Punk "Homework"
- Depeche Mode "101"
- Depeche Mode "Violator"
- Muse "The Second Law"
- Jamiroquai "A Funk Odyssey"
- U2 "Rattle And Hum"
- Indochine "Paradize"
- Goldfrapp "Supernature"
- Placebo "Sleeping With Ghosts"
- Garbage "Garbage"
Title: Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
Post by: cure89 on January 16, 2017, 13:25:51
1. The Smiths – The Queen Is Dead
2. Dead Can Dance – Aion
3. Goldfrapp – Felt Mountain
4. Depeche Mode – Violator
5. The Velvet Underground And Nico – s/t
6. The Knife – Silent Shout
7. Fever Ray – s/t
8. Siouxsie & The Banshees – Kaleidoscope
9. Julee Cruise – Floating Into The Night
10. The Sisters Of Mercy – Floodland
Title: Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
Post by: smileforget on January 30, 2017, 22:30:57
Cocteau Twins - Heaven or Las Vegas
Siouxsie and the Banshees - Juju
David Bowie - the Rise & Fall of Ziggy Stardust & the Spiders from Mars
Bauhaus - Press Eject and Give Me the Tape
the Pixies - Surfer Rosa
Sinead O'Connor - the Lion and the Cobra
Depeche Mode - Violator
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication
Psychedelic Furs - Mirror Moves
Talking Heads - Little Creatures

Title: Re: Favourite 10 albums (outside of The Cure)
Post by: Spock93 on March 09, 2018, 01:53:58
Crystal Castles - I
Crystal Castles - II
Crystal Castles - III
Dave Gahan - Hourglass
Cocteau Twins - Garlands
t.A.t.u. - 200 по встречной
Агата Кристи - Чудеса (russian band)
Агата Кристи — Майн Кайф
Агата Кристи - Ураган
Liar - Spirewards