Albums you'll always come back to?

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  1. Tck13

    Tck13 Senior member

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    The The - Mindbomb
    The Cult - Love
    Jeff Buckley - Grace
    The Replacements - Pleased to Meet Me
    Rush - Anything - but I have been into newer cds lately
    Queensryche - Operation Mindcrime / Empire
    U2 - The Joshua Tree or later
    B-Tribe - Spiritual, Spiritual
    Lloyd Cole - Downtown
    Morphine - Yes
     
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    Tyto Senior member

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    In no particular order, and leaving out so, so much, these have more or less been fixtures in the CD case in my car:

    U2 -- Boy, Rattle and Hum
    Heart -- Heart
    Peter Gabriel -- Shaking the Tree
    Dire Straits -- Brothers in Arms
    Miles Davis -- Kind of Blue, Bitches Brew
    Eric Clapton -- 461 Ocean Boulevard
    Willie Dixon -- I am the Blues
    B.B. King -- Live at the Regal
    Johnny Cash -- At Folsom Prison
    Jimmy Dale Gilmore -- Spinning Around the Sun
    Pink Floyd -- The Wall
    Husker Du -- Flip Your Wig
    The Beatles -- pick almost any album
    Operation Ivy -- Operation Ivy
    The English Beat -- I Just Can't Stop It, Special Beat Service
    Luscious Jackson -- In Search of Manny
    Aaron Copland -- Leonard Bernstein's Century Series compilation
    Prokofiev -- Peter and the Wolf, directed and narrated by Bernstein
     
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    Vintage Gent Senior member

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    That was going to be the very top of my list as well.

    For me it's:

    The Real Kids - their black album


    The one with the alternate version of "All Kindsa Girls" and the cover of "Rave On?"
     
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    From the Checks vinyl collection:

    Bill Evans: Waltz for Debby
    Aaron Copland: Copland conducts Copland (Appalachian Spring, et al)
    The Clash: London Calling
    Simon and Garfunkel: Greatest Hits
    Muddy Waters: Folk Singer
    Sinatra: all
    Elly Ameling: Schubert songs
    University of Michigan Mens Glee Club wsg Mr Checks: 125th anniversary album
    Yale Quartet: late Beethoven quartets
    Allman Brothers Band: Live at the Fillmore
    Vladimir Horowitz: returns to Moscow

    CDs:
    Beethoven 5 and 3: Gardiner/ORR
    Mahalia Jackson: Live in Europe
    Olga Boridina: Tchaikovsky songs
    Cleveland Quartet: late Beethoven quartets
    Maurice Gendron: Bach cello suites
    Brahms Requiem: Chicago SO/Haagegard
    Beethoven 4-7: Furtwangler
    Slava Richter: various albums and CDs
    Franco Corelli: various compilations
    Oasis: live double CD
     
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    Wesley Willis, Feel the Power.


    RIP Wesley...
     
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    Saucemaster Sized Down 2

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    Rock Over London, Rock On Chicago.
     
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    The one with the alternate version of "All Kindsa Girls" and the cover of "Rave On?"
    The black album does have a cover of "Rave On", but the alternate "All Kindsa Girls" (along w/ alternate takes to most of the 1st album's cuts) is, I believe, found on Better Be Good....

    John Felice rocks!
     
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    A lot of the stuff above I like. Morphine was great.

    I'll always come back to the Clash, The Replacements, REM (didn't listen after Automatic for the People), all my favorite punk stuff (Bad Religion, Black Flag, Descendents, Richard Hell). Certain great Jazz records I can listen to all the time -- Miles, Chet, etc. I find all the Sublime records to be listenable too.
     
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    Husker Du -- Flip Your Wig

    Operation Ivy -- Operation Ivy


    I love the Huskers. Land Speed Record is one of my favorite. I have it on vinyl.

    Also love Op Ivy -- I have that other record -- the yellow one. Not so good as the S/T.

    I tend to go by record labels often. So SST, TwinTone, whatever label that Op Ivy stuff was on (something in Berkeley I think). I'm also not ashamed to say that I like Green Day.

    Minutemen too, kick some righteous ass.
     
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    The Replacements - Pleased to Meet Me

    This one is in the tape deck of my car. It's probably my least favorite. Though some of the songs on it, are their best, I think.
     
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    The defining records that I come back to:

    -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'
    -Specials 'specials'
    -Selecter 'too much pressure'
    -Madness -one step beyond'

    *oh yea, and Duran Duran 'Rio'



    Minor Threat is some righteous fucking anger. It starts with Filler as I recall. As a discography goes, it's one of my favorite for tempo and pace. I'm going to put on the discography right now. Wake up the whole bloody house.

    Social D, The Jam (kick out the Jams my fave). -- All the ska stuff I have -- including a lot of live stuff on CD comps.
     
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    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


    I thought the Gin Blossoms were good. The lead singer killed himself, I think. But he was a good songwriter. After he went, they never went anywhere.

    So count another guy who likes that song and some of the others.

    Also Camper Van B. and Cracker.
     
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    Nantucket Red "Mr. Fashionista"

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    Roxy Music: Pick an album, any album (not a huge fan of Manifesto). Beatles: You name it, I love it. Captain Beefheart: Trout Mask Replica, Safe as Milk. Cocteau Twins: Hard to pick a favorite, but Love's Easy Tears, Victorialand, and Treasure are up there. Emerson, Lake, and Palmer: Brain Salad Surgery. Frank Zappa: Long list here, but let's go with Freak Out, Uncle Meat, Weasels Ripped My Flesh, Sheik Yurbouti, You Are What You Is, The Man From Utopia, Ship Arriving Too Late To Save A Drowning Witch. Genesis: The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway. Jefferson Airplane: After Bathing At Baxters, Crown of Creation. Joe Jackson: Night & Day. Love: Forever Changes. Moby: 18. Ocean Color Scene: Moseley Shoals. Smashing Pumkins: Siamese Dream, Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. Soft Machine: Soft Machine, Third. Sparks: Propaganda, Kimono My House, (or anything pre-Gorgio Moroder). The United States of America: The United States of America (possibly the ultimate psychedelic album ever produced). XTC: Skylarking.
     
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    Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral & The Fragile.
     

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