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Desert Island Discs? Choose 10

Nouveau Pauvre

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Of course it changes super often, but as of right now:

Weakling - Dead as Dreams
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - The Good Son
Sergei Rachmaninoff - Rachmaninoff Plays Rachmaninoff
Leonard Cohen - Songs of Love and Hate
William Basiniski - Variations: A Movement in Chrome Primitive
The Melvins - Houdini
Current 93 - All the Pretty Horses
Coil - Horse Rotorvator
Clipse = We Got it 4 Cheap Vol. 2
Velvet Underground & Nico = S/T
 

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Funny, Basinski was the first name that popped into my head, but I was thinking that 4-disc album would be my pick. Mine: William Basinski - The Disintegration Loops - long, calming but ultimately depressing. A perfect compliment to a life that slowly wastes away alone in the middle of the ocean. Joanna Newsom - The Milk-Eyed Mender - I put this one here because it's one of the albums I've listened to the most, and IMO one of the best albums period of the last 10 years. Led Zeppelin - IV - My favorite Led Zeppelin album - one of them had to make the cut Radiohead - Kid A - One of the most comprehensively stylistic albums ever made. Can't go without it. Bob Dylan - Blonde on Blonde - Similarly to Zeppelin, had to bring a Dylan album and so this one is my pick Television - Marquee Moon - Another of my most-played albums, absolutely cannot do without The Real Kids - LP - Saving this just in case I ever get rescued. When I see the helicopter or ship or distance, this is what's coming on. I physically cannot be in a bad mood when I hear the opening riff of "All Kindsa Girls," my most immediately uplifting album of the 10 The Beatles - Sgt Pepper - Similar to Kid A, such a nuanced, stylistically varied album would be great for the long term Animal Collective - Here Comes the Indian - For when I start going crazy or need the motivation to go pig-hunting. The Flaming Lips - The Soft Bulletin - beauty, love, sadness, death. Absolutely necessary. Pretty straight-forward overall and probably uninteresting as a list, but it's what I'd take! If I were to bring a classical album it would be Rachmaninoff without a shadow of a doubt. Would probably be good for my sanity to bring something like that.. but I've already overlapped with one of your picks in William Basinski so I'll deviate for the sake of variety
Outside of Rachmaninoff I have virtually no interest in classical music.
 

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Cream - Disraeli Gears
The Band - The Band
Pointer Sisters - Live at the Opera House
Lead Zeppelin - Lead Zeppelin 2
Kylie Minogue - Body Language
Santana - Abraxas
Judy Sill - Judy Sill
The Band - Stagefright
Dionne Warwick - Any
Buean Vista Social Club - Buena Vista Social Club
 

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Cat Stevens- Foreigner
Cat Stevens- Catch Bull at Four
Jefferson Airplane- Surrealistic Pillow
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band- Safe as Milk
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band- Clear Spot
Leonard Cohen- Live in London
Roy Orbison- Roy Orbison at the Rock House
Ella Fitzgerald- Take Love Easy
Lee Morgan- Tom Cat
Flower Travellin' Band- Satori
 

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did it kinda quick in my head. prob should look through my external harddrive at albums to be sure but whatevs. not all absolute favs but ones i feel i could listen to a bunch

sam cooke- live at harlem square club 1963
mountain goats- all hail west texas
pavement- crooked rain crooked rain
jeff buckley- live at sin-e
nwa- straight outta compton
gram parsons- sleepless nights compilation
beatles- sgt pepper
neutral milk hotel- aeroplane over the sea
radiohead- ok computer
wilco- yankee hotel foxtrot
 

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Black Flag- My War
Bathory- Blood Fire Death
Miles Davis- In a Silent Way
Morbid Angel- Domination
Joy Division- Closer
Arthur Rubinstein- Chopin's Nocturnes
Ol Dirty Bastard: Return to the 36 Chambers
Acid Bath- Paegan Terrorism Tactics
Ulver- William Blake's The Marriage of Heaven and Hell
Katatonia- Tonight's Decision

I should add that I had to leave Black Sabbath off because trying to choose between their first four records is like trying to decide which one of your children will live or die. It is also worth noting that I would seriously regret having to leave behind Depeche Mode's Songs of Faith and Devotion, Marilyn Manson's Portrait of an American Family, and at least two Dead Can Dance albums.
 

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Does it count if there are two discs in the "cd"? The Beatles White Album for instance.

Cream - Disereli Gears
David Bowie - Ziggie Stardust and the Spiders From Mars
Jimi Hendrix - The Jimi Hendrix Experience
The Doors - The Doors
Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin 4
The Rolling Stones - Exile on Main Street - Only because I don't know of a single disc that has my favorite songs on it.
Elvis - I have no idea which CD to choose since they're mostly compositions
The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
The Beatles - The White Album
The Kinks - Lola vs. Powerman and the Money-Go-Round, Pt. 1
 

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Minor Threat - Complete Discography
The Clash - London Calling
Buzzcocks - Singles Going Steady
Nas - Illmatic
Wu-Tang Clan - Enter the Wu-Tang
Mazzy Star - So Tonight That I Might See
Jawbreaker - 24-Hr Revenge Therapy
Replacements - Let It Be
something from '70s Bowie
The Cure - Boys Don't Cry
 

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What is the electrical source on this desert island?
 

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Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited
Simone & Garfunkel - Bookends
Iggy & the Stooges - Raw Power
At the Drive-In - Relationship of Command
Nina Simone - It is Finished
Bob Marley & The Wailers - Catch a Fire
Charles Mingus - Roots & Blues
Hendrix - Electric Ladyland
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
Primal Scream - XTRMNTR
 

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Roxy Music - Avalon
Funkadelic - Maggot Brain
Ben Folds Five - Whatever and Ever, Amen
John Cale - Vintage Violence
Randy Newman - Randy Newman
Yo La Tengo - Fakebook
Blind Faith - Blind Faith
Mission of Burma - Signals, Calls, and Marches
Joel Plaskett Emergency -Ashtray Rock
Captain Beefheart - Clear Spot
 

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I would bring 10 discs of porn audio.
 

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two people have william basinski on their top 10?
otherwise some similarities with magician... 1. al green - call me 2. scott walker - 4 3. alexis weissenberg - rachmaninov preludes 4. leonard cohen - songs of love and hate 5. beach boys - pet sounds or wild honey or sunflower 6. girls - album 7. brian eno - taking tiger mountain 8. the dramatics - whatcha see is whatcha get 9. sam cooke - some greatest hits thing 10. francoise hardy - greatest hits
 

Nouveau Pauvre

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Originally Posted by scientific
a clipse mixtape on a desert island? ....wtf

Some of my favorite hip hop and has a nostalgic appeal as I am from VA, and used to see them play in high school. I could have gone with Lord' Willin or Hell hath No Fury but the mixtape is a little more varied.

Either way fuck you. What would you bring some fuckin MF Doom?
 

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