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Perennial favorites!

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2001 9:27 am
by Mixmaster Shecky
c'mon, all you compulsive listmakers-what are the timeless cd's you listen to over and over again, helplessly?

I can't stop listening to:

• Gorillaz - Gorillaz

• Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies
(??? Alice Cooper!? How in the hell did I start listening to this?)

• Man Or Astroman - Experiment Zero
(Big Trak Attack!)

• Travis - The Invisible Band

• Tom Waits - homemade greatest hits compilation cd

• Prefab Sprout -Steve McQueen
(I've gotta nominate this as the greatest perennial cd - I've been listening to it for about 15 years and I never get sick of it!)

• Guided By Voices - Bee Thousand

• Belle & Sebastian - Boy With The Arab Strap

• Husker Du - Zen Arcade

• Fortune & Maltese!

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2001 12:34 pm
by Joshua
My listening habits have changed dramatically recently due to a sudden influx of a lot of excellent new music, but were I to list the albums that I've listened to most consistently over the past few years, they'd be:

Oingo Boingo: Farewell - Live from the Universal Amphitheatre

Beck: Odelay

Beastie Boys: Paul's Boutique

The Smiths: The Queen is Dead

The The: Mind Bomb

Spacehog: Resident Alien

Radiohead: Pablo Honey

Led Zeppelin: Box Set Disc 2

And others... Anyone interested enough can view the byproduct of an afternoon of boredom: A page listing the contents of my 200 disc CD changer. http://homepage.mac.com/thefinn/apt/cds.html

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2001 12:50 pm
by Guest
On 2001-09-19 12:34, Joshua wrote:

And others... Anyone interested enough can view the byproduct of an afternoon of boredom: A page listing the contents of my 200 disc CD changer. http://homepage.mac.com/thefinn/apt/cds.html
I see Teenage Crime Wave is on the list. I commend you on your taste, sir! <IMG SRC="/bb/images/smiles/icon_wink.gif"> One of these days I gotta get a web site set up...plus, you gotta burn me a copy of 'The Dandy Warhols Come Down!'

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2001 4:33 pm
by Jake
Josh, I checked out your cd collection, and if I didn't know it before, now I'm absolutely convinced that you are a <b>freak</b>. Well done, sir. I've got to commend you on some of your oddball diversity.

I'm curious about those Beatles boots, and I'm frankly frightened by the sheer numbers of all those Elfman and Boingo discs.

Recommendations (if you don't already have them): Son Volt's <i>Trace</i> and Weezer's <i>Pinkerton</i>. But maybe you just have those albums in your car or in your Walkman...

Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2001 10:36 am
by Guest
Let's see, stuff that I've had forever that never gets old (in no particular order)...

Sinatra

Elvis - Sun Sessions, Memphis album, and Vegas stuff

B-Boys - Paul's Boutique, of course

Ice Cube - Death Certificate and AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted

PE - Fear of a Black Planet

All Tom Waits stuff

Dylan - Freewheelin', Blood

Metallica - Master, And Justice..., and Kill 'em All

Megadeth - Rust in Peace

Stones - Beggars, Let it Bleed, Exile, It's Only Rock, Some Girls

Modern Lovers - first album

Pixies - Doolittle

Every Neil Young album from the 60s and 70s, including CSNY and Springfield stuff

Who - Who's Next, My Generation, Quadraphenia

Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here

John Coltrane

NWA - Straight Outta

Waylon and Willie

Okay, I grow weary of thinking about this. I'm sure there are others...

--Jeff

Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2001 7:41 am
by jimmyjazz
-London Calling

-All Mod Cons

-The Stone Roses

-Let it Bleed, Beggar's Banquet, Exile etc.

-Back in Black, Highway to Hell

-Who's Next

-Blood on the Tracks, Desire, Blonde on Blonde, Time Out of Mind, Highway 61...

-Closing Time, Small Change.

-Anything by the Specials

-Ditto the Ramones

-Fuck it, why not I'll have Is This It too.

Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2001 9:00 pm
by roscoe_rathbone
These are the finest records, hands down. Some of them, such as "Murmur", I have listened to so many times that I can no longer bear to hear them. I have left out several groops of major genius, such as Led Zepplin and Fugazi, whose peaks are not concentrated on one one great album.

The Pretenders "The Pretenders"
REM "Murmur"
Television "Marquee Moon"
Iggy Pop "Lust for Life"
Tom Waits "Rain Dogs"
Van Morrison "Astral Weeks"
the Rollingstones "Exile on Main Street"

I have spoken

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Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2001 7:59 pm
by Stephen Macaulay
Just imagine the size of the lists of albums/CDs that you *never* listen to anymore: Amazing how many discs we acquire in order to get a comparative handful of those that we return to.

Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2001 1:17 pm
by sab
I just listened to Nevermind really really loud all the way through in the car the other day. I'm still amazed at how wonderful it sounds and how hard it rocks. Even "Smells Like Teen Spirit" doesn't sound old and tired. I still can't figure out why I didn't hear this album for what it is when it first came out. Why did it take 2 years for me to notice? Listening to it makes me so sad though. Is Kurt Cobain going to be the last great rock star who's a rock star because his music is revolutionary?

Posted: Fri Dec 22, 2006 5:07 pm
by Sven Killer Robot Spacema
Jake wrote:Son Volt's <i>Trace</i>
I often go back to this one when I'm drinking alone--which doesn't happen that much anymore now that we have Sven Junior.
We were getting ready for a holiday party last weekend in which I knew I'd be subjected to the Ally McBeal xmas album. While the bride of Sven was out securing snackage I knew what had to be done to maintain my sanity for the evening. Out came "Traces" along with the sampler from Victory Brewing company. I drank three high alchohol beers rather quickly and began to bellow loudly, "Walkin down mainstreet, gettin' to know the concrete."