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Post by hebrew hammer » Fri Dec 22, 2006 6:02 pm

There's a bunch, but just off the top of my head:

NWA-Straight Outta Compton

Neutral Milk Hotel-In The Aeroplane Pver the Sea


Radiohead-OK Computer, Kid A and the Bends

Blak Flag-Damaged

Tom Waits-Rain Dogs

...And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead-Source Tags and Codes

Minutemen-Double Nickels on the Dime


Minor Threat-Complete Discography

Wu-Tang Clan-Enter the 36 Chambers

I thinkt those are the big ones. Most of the Smiths' Discography and Pavement's classic, CR,CR and S&E, would also probably make the list.

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Post by Mixmaster Shecky » Fri Dec 22, 2006 6:47 pm

Holy shit - 5 years ago, and i'm sick of almost everything on that list, with the exception of F&M, Husker Du, GBV, and Tom Waits in general. That was made just after me jazz fetish finally died and I was just starting to get back to rock and roll - due in large part to GloNo, I might add.

Now it's nothing but Creed, all day long. Thanks, GloNo!

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Post by Chris G » Fri Dec 22, 2006 7:02 pm



Since most of the Nomads early work is only available on compilation CDs, Showdown! and Raw and Rare, I tend to listen to my own "Best of List". They have most consistently topped my playlist in recent years. I've only been listening to them for less than 10 years. I was not familair with them when this material was comteporary.


The Friggs - Bad Word for a Good Thing the single

Generation X - Valley of the Dolls

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Abattoir Blues & Henry's Dream

Johnny Cash - American Recordings

Siouxsie & The Banshees - Peel Sessions

The Creatures - Eraser Cut

T.Rex - The Slider (really?)

The Mothers - Drives Me Wild single

Elastica - Elastica

Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures

Bauhaus - In the Flat Field

The Jesus & Mary Chain - Psychocandy

Leonard Cohen - I'm Your Man

The Cars - The Cars

The Cramps - Bad Music for Bad People

David Bowie - Aladdin Sane

The Doors - Strange Days

Duran Duran - Duran Duran

Iggy Pop - The Idiot

Led Zeppelin - the catalog

Love And Rockets - Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven

Morphine - Cure for Pain

Morphine - The Night

New Model Army - Thunder and Consolation

Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here

Pixies - Surfer Rosa

The Ramones - Rocket to Russia

Sisters of Mercy - Floodland

Soft Cell - This Last Night in Sodom

Tears for Fears - The Hurting

This Mortal Coil - Filigree & Shadow

The White Stripes - White Blood Cells

The White Stripes - De Stijl

The Dirtbombs - If You Don't Already Have A Look, The Mooney Suzuki - Alive & Amplified, and The Sounds - Living in America and Dying to Say This to You are probably the newest additions to my favorites. In a few years we'll see if they're still there.

Honestly though, I'm really more of a singles listener than an album listener. There are song on my iPod that I've listened to 15, 20 or even 30+ times on the same album as other songs that I've never listened to all the way through. Back in the days of vinyl, skipping songs was a pain, and I often got to know whole albums very well. CDs made skipping tracks easier- a nice player could even remember to skip the same tracks you didn't like every time you put it in. Then MP3s and the iPod... I don't even bother to buy the tracks I don't like any more.


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Post by Tom4 » Fri Dec 22, 2006 8:49 pm

Ahhh, the classics. Here goes:

Radiohead, OK Computer
Jeff Buckley, Grace
Black Star, Mos Def and Talib Kweli are...Black Star
Belle & Sebastian, The Boy With the Arab Strap
Sublime, 40 Oz. to Freedom
Beach Boys, Pet Sounds
The Pretenders, "Back on the Chain Gang" (not an album, I know)
Billie Holiday, The Complete Verve Studio Recordings
Simon & Garfunkel, The Sound of Silence
Nick Drake, Pink Moon

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Post by worpswede » Fri Dec 22, 2006 9:38 pm

T-REX-The Slider
THE SHINS-Chutes Too Narrow
HUSKER DU-New Day Rising
VELVET UNDERGROUND-Velvet Underground (3rd)
BOB DYLAN-Highway 61 Revisited
THE CLASH-London Calling

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Post by DJMurphy » Sat Dec 23, 2006 12:31 am

Hmmm, gonna chime in with my faves of all faves... can't put 'em down, except to occasionally give 'em a rest so I don't overexpose myself to them...

Verbow - White Out
Big Star - #1 Record / Radio City
The Loud Family - Plants & Birds & Rocks & Things
Elvis Costello - This Years Model, iBmEpDeRrOiOaMl, King Of America
Joe Jackson - Big World, I'm The Man, Look Sharp
Replacements - Let It Be, Tim, All Shook Down, Hootenanny
Jellyfish - Spilt Milk
The Records - Shades In Bed, Crashes
XTC - Skylarking
Todd Rundgren - Something/Anything?, Hermit Of Mink Hollow, The Ever Popular Tortured Artist Effect, A Wizard/A True Star
The Who - Tommy, Quadrophenia
Joe Walsh - But Seriously, Folks...
Steely Dan - ALL of their '72 to '80 material
Webb Wilder - Doo Dad, Town & Country
Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers - L.A.M.F.
Richard Thompson - Rumor & Sigh, Old Kit Bag, Shoot Out The Lights, I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight

I'm getting an odd sense of deja vu that I've shared lists like this before... ah well.

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Post by O! » Sat Dec 23, 2006 10:54 am

Despite the 3 spam messages preceeding this post, which may cause absolutely noone to read this (a situation that, as a writer, I am all to familiar with on many levels), I'm going to contribute to this list because this is why I joined Glono and I'm not going to let some assinine spammer ruin my fun.

The Cure - Disintegration
Mazzy Star - She Hangs Brightly
Belle & Sebastian - Tigermilk
Low - Curtain Hits The Cast
Red House Painters - everything they've produced
The Beatles - Abbey Road
Slowdive - Souvlaki
His Name Is Alive - Mouth By Mouth

I also very much enjoyed Sven's story about Son Volt. I would recommend Lagunita's Cappucino Stout, Stone Brewery's Old Guardian Barley Wine and just about anything from Boundary Bay Brewing Co.

"May the wind take your troubles away..."

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Post by grounded5am » Sun Dec 24, 2006 2:26 am

here's my list:

abra moore - strangest places
suzanne vega - nine objects of desire
the cure - kiss me kiss me kiss me
the sundays - reading, writing, and arithmetic
juliana hatfield - in exile deo
elliot smith - figure 8
10,000 maniacs - our time in eden
r.e.m. - automatic for the people
edie brickell and new bohemians - ghost of a dog

trying to come up with a list is hard. i just don't listen to a lot of old music these days. i burnt out on it over the winter/spring this year. so i tried to pick cd's that i have to play a lot that are old and i couldn't think of very many seeing as i am burnt out on most of them. those on my list are ones i have to have in my collection at all times though. i've been playing the abra more one for almost 17 years straight now. and i've been playing ghost off and on for 16 years as well as the sundays' cd. so some have been thoroughly road tested.

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Post by Jake » Sun Dec 24, 2006 4:13 pm

Ha. Funny that a spambot resurrected this old thread. I oughtta write a bot that occasionally and randomly posts something to a thread from 5 years ago... Sort of like "On This Day" on the home page... Ha. Well done, britneynudebot!

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Post by O! » Tue Dec 26, 2006 4:24 pm

That's an interesting concept, Jake. But, it could brings up something no longer relevant, like a Bush bashing thread when he's long gone (guess I'm a hopeless optimist...)

Add Echo & The Bunnymen - Ocean Rain to my list.

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