This is going to look like a "Desert Island Discs," so I'll stick to ten. Aphex Twin, "Drukqs" The Wedding Present, "George Best" The Smiths, "Hatful of Hollow" Kerbdog, "Kerbdog" Napalm Death, "Fear, Emtiness, Despair" Squarepusher, "Go Plastic" Jimi Hendrix, "Axis: Bold as Love" Will Haven, "Carpe Diem" John B, "Trance and Bass" and as much as I hate to admit it Pearl Jam, "Ten"
New Miserable Experience -- the Gin Blossoms. Musically, I am so lame, but it was the soundtrack to a defining summer. "Hey Jealousy" always makes my pulse speed up a hair, and I can smell, hear, and feel a time past. "Tell me do you think it'd be allright if I could just crash here tonight as you can see I'm in no shape for driving and anyway I've got not place to go." "You can trust me not to think and not to sleep around and if you don't expect to much from me you might not be let down" But, with prescience, "The past is gone but something might be found to take its place." Regards, Huntsman
The first bunch that come to mind, though there are others Jeff Buckley - Live at Sin A 10,000 Maniacs - MTV Unplugged Sarah McLachlan - Mirrorball Eric Clapton, Pete Townshend, et al. - The Rainbow Concert The Who - Live at Leeds Dave Matthews Band - Live at Red Rocks
That was going to be the very top of my list as well. For me it's: Sun Kil Moon - Ghosts of the Great Highway Enon - High Society The Flaming Lips - The Soft Bulletin Animal Collective - Here Comes the Indian Joanna Newsom - The Milk-Eyed Mender Pixies - Doolittle Screaming Trees - Sweet Oblivion Bob Dylan - Blonde on Blonde The Real Kids - their black album There are tons more I'm sure that I just can't recall off the top of my head.
First of all I listen to music all day and have for most of my 4+ decades on the planet. So any list like this leaves out more than it includes. I was thinking more about recordings I've bought more that one copy of or have bought in several different formats or leave in the car all the time. In no particular order.
Bill Evans Live at the Village Vangaurd
Bill Evans Tony Bennet 1st record
Frank Sinatra Songs for Swingin Lovers
Yes Close to the Edge
King Crimson Red
Queen Night at the Opera
Verdi's Requiem (the one with Pavorotti)
Mahler Das Leid Von Der Erde (Horenstien 1972 Descant)
Springsteen Born to Run
Earth Wind and Fire That's the Way of The World
Sibelius Violin Concerto (solerno-sonnenburg)
Radiohead OK Computer
The Meters Anthology
Grateful Dead American Beauty
Pick a Beetles record
Bob Marley Burnin
public enemy- takes a nation of millions... first record i bought way back in 4th grade. as a young suburban white boy it changed the way i looked at music. it still does.
the ramones-the ramones: did the same as the previous, only in 8th grade.
a tribe called quest-midnight marauders
the beatles-white album
sizzla-black woman and child
buzzcocks-singles going steady
ol dirty- return to the 36 chambers: this mans genuis may never be fully appriciated
krs-one-return of the boom bap
the clash-the clash
marvin gaye-whats going on:has to be one of the most beautiful expressions of love and pain ever recorded.
Prog rock heavy (but some others thrown in there as well):
- Marillion - Clutching at Straws
- Genesis - The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
- Yes - Fragile
- Fish - Vigil in a Wilderness of Mirrors and Internal Exile
- Greenday - American Idiot
- Blues Traveler - Travelers and Thieves
- Pink Floyd - The Wall
- Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel III (Melting Face)
- Warren Zevon - Life'll Kill Ya
I'm sure there or others, but that's 10, so I'll stop.
Talking Heads "Remain in Light"
Elvis Costello "Armed Forces"
Yo La Tengo "Electr-O-Pura"
Smiths "Meat is Murder" (version w/ uncredited "How Soon is Now")
Bob Marley and The Wailers "Burnin'"
The Cure "Faith and/or Seventeen Seconds"
Creedence Clearwater "Cosmos Factory"
Stevie Wonder "Innervisions"
BB King "Live at the Regal"
-Minor Threat 'discography'
-Uniform Choice 'screaming for change'
-The Jam 'in the city'
-The Adolescents 's/t'
-Social Distortion 'mommy's little monster'
-4 Skins 'the good the bad'
-The Last Resort 'skinhead anthems'
-Selecter 'too much pressure'
-Madness -one step beyond'