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  1. Blackrat

    Blackrat War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    I had this conversation with an oppo the other day. You can only take 15 albums with you. Which ones would they be? It's a nightmare to be honest, but here's mine (for now anyway);

    The Rise & Fall of Ziggy Sardust - David Bowie
    The Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd
    Blonde on Blonde - Bob Dylan
    All Mod Cons - The Jam
    Blind Faith - Blind Faith
    The Bends - Radiohead
    Different Class - Pulp
    LA Woman - The Doors
    Physical Graffiti - Led Zeppelin
    Abbey Road - The Beatles
    Lost Souls - Doves
    Trans Europe Express - Kraftwerk
    Nowhere - Ride
    Rumours - Fleetwood Mac
    S & M - Metallica

    To be honest, the list could go on and on. Lets see your ones.
  2. pink Floyd- dark side of the moon
    Metallica - S&M
    as i lay dying - frail words collapse
    Nero - welcome reality
    journey - revelation
    Toto- Africa the best of Toto

    cant really think of anymore, as i mostly prefer a couple of songs of the albums.... can they be mixed Cd's ? for example now hits etc
  3. Blackrat

    Blackrat War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    Some good collections there.

    Pulse is an excellent live album. As for The Jam collection, i feel they always miss out some of the better songs on these Best of things. Toto eh? Africa has one of the most complex lines i've heard in a song (that one about Kilimanjaro and the sun rising in the Serengeti).
  4. Blackrat

    Blackrat War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    Of course. If that's what floats your boat. Personally, if i want a collection of various artists, i make my own playlist.
  5. black rat, you mean this line? as sure as Kilimanjaro rises like Olympus above the serengeti i seek to cure whats inside, frightened of this thing that i have become.
  6. hmm anyone know why when i typed Olympus it creates a link to amazon :|
  7. Blackrat

    Blackrat War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    That sounds about right.
  8. 1. Every Album by - Pink Floyd
    2. Amused to Death - Roger Waters
    3. Mothership - Led Zeppelin
    4. Lamb Lies Down on Broadway - Genesis
    5. Live from Amsterdam - Alter Bridge
    6. Live in Gdansk - Dave Gilmour
    7. Live at the Regal - BB King
    8. Sense of Direction - Climax Blues Band
    9. The Whole Story - Kate Bush
    10. Made in Japan - Deep Purple
    11. Live at Montreaux - Rory Gallagher
    12. The Best of - Stevie Ray Vaughan
    my Black Strat, Amp and power supply.

    and a whole lot more.............
  9. 'Best of' albums should be verbeton but hey it's not my thread!

    I shall return with mine after some deep reflection and other gheyness - wait out.
  10. 1) Blondie - eat to the beat
    2) Cocteau twins - Treasures
    3) Elvis Costello - Armed Forces
    4) lauryn hill - the misseducation of lauryn hill
    5) The Stranglers-Black And White
    6) Carter - The Love Album
    7) Bob Marley - Legend
    8) Nirvana - Nevermind
    9) pink floyd - dark side of the moon
    10) Gorillaz - Plastic Beach
    11) Etta James - The Best of Etta James
    12) Faithless - Greatest Hits
    13) Snoop Dogg-Malice N Wonderland
    14) The Jam - Compact Snap
    15) Siouxsie and the Banshees - Kaleidoscope

    That little lot should keep me happy for a while.
  11. In no other order than how they came to me. Have avoided compilations and live albums which was not easy! Only Pulp get a second slot out of the 15 but several of those listed pushed them close.

    Hatful of Hollow - The Smiths
    This is Big Audio Dynamite - Big Audio Dynamite
    Different Class - Pulp
    Zenyatta Mondatta - The Police
    The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust - David Bowie
    Wild Wood - Paul Weller
    Los especialistas - Los especialistas
    Exodus - Bob Marley
    Hot Fuzz - The Killers
    Purple Rain - Prince and the Revolution
    This is Hardcore - Pulp
    Parallel Lines - Blondie
    World Service - Spear of Destiny
    Love - The Cult
    First Last and Always - Sisters of Mercy
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  12. I chose that one as I couldn't take the whole SRV collection. Led Zep's Mothership is also a collection of their work.
  13. Not a dig at you or anybody else Strat, I just like the mental torture of having to choose between 2, 3 or 4 muched loved albums! ;)
  14. It was pure mental torture. I suppose you could take a whole lot of "best of" if you could choose only the tracks you want.
  15. Babylon by Bus. Bob Marley
    Summon the Heroes. Royal Marines
    Abba The greatest hits. Abba
    The music of Sharpe. Various
    The best of me. Bryan Adams
    Islands Ludivico Eunaldi
    Heavenly Ladysmith Black Mamboza
    The Sensational Alex Harvey Band
    Wide eyed and Legless Andy Fairweather Low

    To name but a few ( Also anything by 'Many more' as always advertised but can't seem to find ;0)
  16. In no real chronological stylee
    The Beatles - Rubber Soul
    Led Zeppelin - Pulse
    Little Feat - Time loves a hero
    Dr Feelgood - Case History
    Average White Band - AWB-AKA 'The White Album'
    The Jam - All Mod Cons
    Squeeze - Singles-45's and Under
    Steve Earle - Guitar Town
    Robert Cray - Midnight stroll
    Doves - Kingdom of Rust
    Ana Popovic - Unconditional (Album cover doubles as **** inspiration.)
    Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers - Rare bird alert (Spoiler. Bluegrass music. Worth it for 'Atheists don't have no songs' and 'Jubilation day'.)
    Gustav Holst - The Planets
    Jean Sibelius - Any compilation disc with 'Finlandia' and the 'Karelia Suite'
    Massed Bands of H.M Royal Marines - Mountbatten Festival of Music 2010. 'A Life on the Ocean Wave', 'Sarie Marais', 'Sunset' and 'Heart of Oak'. Who could ask for more?
  17. tiddlyoggy

    tiddlyoggy War Hero Book Reviewer

    Quite hard this really, but I'd opt for:
    1. Setting Sons-The Jam
    2. All Mod Cons-The Jam
    3. Rum, Sodomy and the Lash-The Pogues
    4. Different Class-Pulp
    5. Parallel Lines-Blondie
    6. Misplaced Childhood-Marillion
    7. Hot Fuzz-Killers
    8. Wild Wood-Paul Weller
    9. Whatever People Say I am-Arctic Monkeys
    10. Talking to the Taxman About Poetry-Billy Bragg
    11. Searching for the Young Soul Rebels-Dexy's Midnight Runners (before they became a novelty band with the dreadful Come on Eileen!)
    12.Violator-Depeche Mode
    13. The Defamation of Strickland Banks-Plan B
    14. Time for Heroes-The Libertines
    15. The Singles-The Clash

    As I said, I thought that pretty difficult, any Jam album could be in there to be honest and I took the easy option of "Best ofs" for the last two, where again most albums would qualify.
  18. Blackrat

    Blackrat War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    Best of albums are all well and good, but i find they don't really cover the best work. It's the same with singles collections. Take The Jam for example. There are loads of songs on their best of collections that in my opinion, shouldn't really be there. I think a lot of their album songs are better than some of the singles they brought out eg: Little Boy Soldiers, Thick as Thieves, Man in the Corner Shop, Set the House Ablaze and Standards (to name a few) are much better than stuff like The Bitterest Pill & Beat Surrender (in my opinion).

    As for the "Now That's What I Call Music" collections, the less said the better.
  19. tiddlyoggy

    tiddlyoggy War Hero Book Reviewer

    I would agree with you, certainly wrt The Jam, Thick as Thieves and Burning Sky are probably my two favourites of all their tracks, the problem I had with the Libertines and The Clash was picking out one album above another, so I bottled and took the easy option in those cases.
  20. I had avoided this thread as it caused me great mental torment, the thought wouldn't go away though so here it is. In no particular order:

    1. Interpol - Antics.
    2. The Smiths - The Queen is dead.
    3. The Wedding Present - Bizarro.
    4. The Beastie Boys - Ill Communication.
    5. Joy Division - Unknown pleasures.
    6. Radiohead - OK Computer.
    7. Chapel Club - Palace.
    8. Queens of the stone age - Songs for the deaf.
    9. Sex Pistols - Never mind the bollocks, here's the Sex Pistols.
    10. The Ruts - The Crack.
    11. Kid Cudi - Man on the Moon: The end of Day.
    12. The National - High Violet.
    13. The Specials - Specials.
    14. Dan Le Sac V Scroobius Pip - Angles.
    15. Arcade Fire - The Suburbs.

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