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    phreaks

    Just thinking about some of the albums I can't live without and thought I would share. I'm kinda pressed for time at the moment, so I'll start small here and maybe come back and revise this list later.

    All the links go to a youtube video of a song from that album.


    Soundgarden: - Louder Than Love (Circa: 1990)
    Amazing album.  17 years later and this album is still a staple of my collection. Sharp, heavy rythms, melodic tones and Chris Cornells superb range combine to create an unbelievable texture of sound.

    Descendents: I Don't Want to Grow Up (Circa: 1985)
    Catchy poppy riffs, high energy and great song-writting. a fun album to listen to, and probably the first pop-punk band.

    Juliana Hatfield: Become What You Are (Circa: 1993)
    What can I say, she's so versatile and talented. Music you can actually 'feel'. A must have, go get it.



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    Ion Todirel

    this week? Smiley

        Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Show Your Bones
        Rob Dougan - Furious Angels
        Clint Mansell - Requiem for A Dream

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    phreaks

    Ion Todirel wrote:
    this week?

        Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Show Your Bones
        Rob Dougan - Furious Angels
        Clint Mansell - Requiem for A Dream



    Yeah, I'm the same way, my listening habits fluctuate weekly.

    The albums I mentioned are ones that have withstood my test of time.

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    Stoo

    Mike oldfield: songs of a distant earth
    Frank black: black letter days
    Pink floyd: the division bell
    Pixies: tromp le monde
    the shins: whincing the night away
    andrew w k: the wolf

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    julianbenja​min

    Depeche Mode - Songs of Faith and Devotion
    The Cure - Bloodflowers / Disintegration
    Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral / Pretty Hate Machine
    Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here / A Momentary Lapse Of Reason

    That's all for this week.  We'll see what next week brings.

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    jamie

    3-somes:

    - abbey road / sgt pepper / wht album
    - dark side of moon / wish you were here / animals
    - never mind the bollocks / london calling / black sea
    - fats domino, elvis, johnny cash (greatest hits)
    - devo new traditionalists / kraftwerk - man machine / talking heads - remain in light
    - Klaatu EST / hope / sir army suit
    - de la soul  / 3 ft high / is dead / ballon mind state

    ...i think i could get by one those...

    oh wait:

    - van halen ST / rush all the worlds a stage / kiss alive
    - some girls / scarry monsters / KC - Discipline

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    jamie

    CompGuy101 wrote:
    Minus the Bear - Planet of Ice
    Chiodos - All's Well That Ends Well
    Chiodos - Bone Palace Balet
    Moby - Play

    My favorite albums right now.


    so ... on a desert island - "essential" - those are your picks?

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    Yggdrasil

    David Bowie / Station to Station
    Neutral Milk Hotel / In An Aeroplane Over The Sea
    Afghan Whigs / Gentlemen
    Tom Waits / Heart of Saturday Night

    There are more, of course. And the Bowie changes from time to time, though Bowie always remains. I can throw in a King Crimson or Jethro Tull, maybe put in the Hair OST and Revolver, but these are a good choice.

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    Lloyd_Humph

    Eminem - Encore Collectors Edition/The Slim Shady LP
    Linkin Park - Everything, really, apart from reanimation, I don't like it Tongue Out
    KT Tunstall - Paper Aeroplane (okay, it's a single)
    Aerosmith - Greatest Hits (or something similar, I know it's their hits)
    Anything Dance

     

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    Bas

    Tiny Tim - God Bless Tiny Tim.

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    Chadk

    * All slipknot albums
    * All Linkin Park albums
    * All Armin Van Buuren Album's and mix's
    * All Tiesto albums and mix's
    * All Paul Van Dyk album's and mix's.
    * All good charlotte album's.

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    blowdart

    last.fm

    a useful social networking site.

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    W3bbo

    Chadk wrote:
    

    * All slipknot albums
    * All Linkin Park albums



    I see you dropped your Good Musical Tastes card a few miles behind you....

    As for myself, I've had it for at least a month, but I'm still ch00ning to the Foo Fighters' Echoes, Silence, Patience, Grace album (but they lose points for practically ripping Status Quo).

    But I'm more into esoteric music nowadays, like MC Frontalot, MCPlus+, and Devin Townsend. But there's a bunch of timeless stuff from the 70s which never grows old, Jamie's already mentioned them, but I'll repeat them because they're just so good: Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, and Animals.


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    Ion Todirel

    blowdart wrote:
    last.fm

    a useful social networking site.
    yeah, i wanted to post the link to my profile too, http://www.last.fm/user/ThinkLearnSolve/

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    AndyC

    Manic Street Preachers -The Holy Bible
    Jeff Buckley - Grace
    Radiohead - OK Computer
    Nirvana - Nevermind
    The Smiths - The Queen is Dead
    Guns N' Roses - Appetite for Destruction
    The Clash - London Calling

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    phreaks

    AndyC wrote:
    Manic Street Preachers -The Holy Bible
    Jeff Buckley - Grace
    Radiohead - OK Computer
    Nirvana - Nevermind
    The Smiths - The Queen is Dead
    Guns N' Roses - Appetite for Destruction
    The Clash - London Calling



    Buckley's "Sketches for My Sweetheart the Drunk" gets added to my essential list as well Smiley


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    SpongeBob​SquarePants

    AndyC wrote:
    Manic Street Preachers -The Holy Bible


    Fantastic Album!

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    SpongeBob​SquarePants

    Well this week I'm having a real prog rock week. So then, my favourites album would be....

    Genesis: Selling England by the Pound
    Van Der Graaf Generator: Pawn Hearts
    Caravan: In the Land of Grey and Pink
    Camel: Music Inspired by the Snowgoose
    Marillion: Script for a Jesters Tear
    Fields of the Nephilim: Elizium

    Next week it could well be very different.

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