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Name your 10 "desert island" cds


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#1 of 75 Ryan Tsang

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Posted February 16 2005 - 06:33 PM

If you were stranded on an island and somebody granted you 10cds from your collection and a "Discman", what albums would you choose?

Here are mine, in no particular order:

1. Radiohead - "The Bends" My first and fav RH album.

2. Radiohead - "Pablo Honey"
Odd choice as far as critical acclaim is concerned. But I can't really hit fast forward on this disc.

3. Lush - "Split"
This is the disc that made me a shoegazer. Dark, ethereal, haunting, depressing. Inspired me to take up photography.

4. Delerium - "Karma"
Essential electronica. So lush and organic. Not experimental/ambient like their earlier work, not the commercial/radio friendly fluff that I got after the duo split.

5. Nada Surf - "Proximity Effect"
Clever lyrics, college/nerd rock at its best

6. The Cranberries - "Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We"
They never reached these lofty heights again.

7. Marilyn Manson - "Lest We Forget"
Manson has too many good songs. Had to the pick the best of.

8. Placebo - "Without You I'm Nothing"

9. Pet Shop Boys - "Pop Art"
Again, PSB has too many goodies, so I have to take as many on one disc as I can Posted Image This one's actually two discs, so I'm cheating a bit. Otherwise, I'll take "Discography"

10. Tegan and Sara - "So Jealous"
Best disc I bought in 2004, by a landslide. Saw them live last week. It's indie pop perfection.

#2 of 75 Scott Lawrence

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Posted February 16 2005 - 07:50 PM

oooo tough one!

1) Barenaked Ladies - Disc One (Greatest Hits)
2) AC/DC - Highway to Hell
2) Zero 7 - Simple Things
3) Disturbed - The Sickness
4) Crystal Method - Tweakened
5) Kiss - Revenge
6) Pantera - Vulgar Display of Power
7) Weird Al Yankovic - Off The Deep End
8) Audioslave - (self titled)
9) Snoop Dogg - Doggystle
10) Megadeth - but do I pick Rust in Peace or Coutdown to Extinction... do I have to pick?

Wow yeah this was a tough question. I'd like to pick another 10 or 20 but I guess if you're stuck on an island you've got to take what you can get. LOL.

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Posted February 17 2005 - 01:13 AM

Wow. My list is somewhat different.

Dave Brubeck--Time Out

John Coltrane--Ballads

Miles Davis--Kind of Blue

Genesis--Selling England by the Pound

Alban Berg Quartett--Schubert's Quartet in C, D.956

Heifetz/Munch Boston Sym. Orch.--Beethoven Violin Concerto in D/Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E Minor

Elton John--Tumbleweed Connection

Brad Mehldau--Art of the Trio Vol. 2 Live at the Village Vanguard

Fleetwood Mac--Rumours

Alison Krauss and Union Station--Live
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#4 of 75 Stephen_Ponte

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Posted February 17 2005 - 01:45 AM

In no particular order....

1. Radiohead - OK Computer
2. Hayden - Live at Convocation Hall
3. Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream
4. The Beatles - Abbey Road
5. The Clash - Clash on Broadway
6. Pearl Jam - Yield
7. The Dismemberment Plan - Emergency & I
8. Sebadoh - Bakesale
9. Tenacious D - Tenacious D
10. Beck - Odelay



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#5 of 75 Sue_New

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Posted February 17 2005 - 02:18 AM

Hmmmmm, this could change at anytime, but....

1) Faithless - Reverence
2) ERA - The Mass
3) Chicane - Behind the Sun
4) Bond - Classified
5) Ace of Base - The Bridge
6) Olive - Trickle
7) Chris Spheeris - The Best of Chris Spheeris
8) Rank 1 - Symsonic (for the song "Airwave" alone)
9) Duran Duran - The Wedding Album
10) Enya - Paint the Sky With Stars

I thought about the last two!

#6 of 75 Bren_Chris

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Posted February 17 2005 - 02:44 AM

Only 10? Yikes.

Chick Corea - Now He Sings, Now He Sobs
Miles Davis - Nefertiti
Keith Jarrett - Live at the Blue Note
Bela Bartok - Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta
Thelonious Monk - Monk's Dream
Genesis - The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
King Crimson - Absent Lovers
Joe Henderson - In n Out
The Police - Zenyatta Mondatta
John Coltrane - Complete Africa/Brass Sessions

honorable mention to Weather Report - I sing the body electric.

And about 20 other titles!

#7 of 75 Mike Broadman

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Posted February 17 2005 - 02:51 AM

1. Miles Davis- Miles Smiles
2. King Crimson- The Power to Believe
3. Charles Mingus- Blues & Roots
4. Thelonious Monk- Brilliant Corners
5. Marillion- Anoraknophobia
6. Jethro Tull- Minstrel in the Gallery
7. Mozart's Requiem (St Martin)
8. Tool- Aenima
9. Bob Dylan- Highway 61 Revisited
10. Joni Mitchell- Hissing of Summer Lawns

#8 of 75 FeisalK

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Posted February 17 2005 - 02:54 AM

these days, you should be doing an iPod/Zen list Posted Image

OT (sorry)
BTW Mike .. did you get Marillion's Marbles?


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#9 of 75 LarryDavenport

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Posted February 17 2005 - 03:43 AM

In the spirit of your question, and according to my present mood:

1. Genesis – The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway
2. Television – Marquee Moon
3. Love – Forever Changes
4. The Mothers Of Invention – One Size Fits All
5. Love Battery – Dayglo
6. The Beatles – The White Album
7. The Beach Boys – Surf’s Up
8. Nirvana – Unplugged in NYC
9. Jimi Hendrix – Fillmore
10. Miles Davis – Kind of Blue

(In reality I would make ten 80 minute CD-Rs or bring my 20GB MP3 player).

BTW, I am in the process of ripping my entire 2000+ CD collection (plus some vinyl, cassettes, etc.) to an external 500 GB hard drive I just bought. So maybe I would just bring that with my laptop.

#10 of 75 Mike Broadman

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Posted February 17 2005 - 04:18 AM

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OT (sorry) BTW Mike .. did you get Marillion's Marbles?


Of course, pre-ordered the 2-disc version and so got my name in the booklet. It's wonderful. Any of their last three albums would be strong contenders for that desert island. Also saw them live in November and they are amazing.

#11 of 75 TheLongshot

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Posted February 17 2005 - 04:45 AM

I agree, pretty tough.

1. The Flower Kings - Flower Power
2. Jethro Tull - Stand Up
3. Mostly Autumn - The Spirit Of Autumn Past
4. Rush - Hold Your Fire
5. Spock's Beard - Beware Of Darkness
6. Superior - Behind
7. Therion - Secret Of The Runes
8. Porcupine Tree - Stupid Dream
9. Dream Theater - Images And Words
10. Wolfstone - Hair Of The Dog

#12 of 75 Chris Stainton

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Posted February 17 2005 - 04:57 AM

01) Genesis: Foxtrot
02) Marillion: Clutching At Straws
03) The Beatles: Revolver
04) Metallica: Master Of Puppets
05) Cheap Trick: Heaven Tonight
06) IQ: Ever
07) Fantasia Soundtrack
08) Peter Gabriel: Security
09) KISS: Destroyer
10) Yes: Close To The Edge

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Posted February 17 2005 - 05:52 AM

1-5) The Chemical Brothers (all albums)
6, 7) Shpongle (both albums)
8) Doc Martin, United DJ's of America mix
9) Hair, the musical
10) John Kelley, FunkyDesertBreaks Vol 2.

#14 of 75 Justin_P

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Posted February 17 2005 - 06:45 AM

1 - Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
2 - Radiohead - OK Computer
3 - Eels - Electroshock Blues
4 - The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
5 - Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
6 - Tom Waits - Bone Machine
7 - Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes
8 - The Rolling Stones - Hot Rocks
9 - David Bowie - The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
10 - Beck - Mutations

Just a quick run through of some favorites. It doesn't look completely right to me, but I think it's nice for a quickie!

#15 of 75 Tim Markley

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Posted February 17 2005 - 08:23 AM

In no particular order:

Alice In Chains - Facelift
Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger
Tool - Aenima
Queensryche - Greatest Hits
Pearl Jam - Ten
Pantera - The Best of Pantera
Metallica - Master of Puppets
Metallica - And Justice For All
Stevie Ray Vaughan - Live Alive
Santana - Sacred Fire: Santana Live in South America

#16 of 75 Kevin M

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Posted February 17 2005 - 08:38 AM

How about 10 DVD-MP3 discs? An entire record store in an easy to swallow pill......including various books on tape - old time radio shows - Sing Along With Barny for when you can't stand the isolation on the island anymore and you want to commit suicide...
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#17 of 75 Matt Fisher

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Posted February 17 2005 - 08:52 AM

1. & 2. Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness (After 10 years since buying this on its release date, I still enjoy it more and more every day)

3, 4 5 and 6 Led Zeppelin - Box Set (Led Zeppeln, period.)

7. The Postal Service - Give Up (Pure bliss from start to end)

8. Dave Matthews Band - Before These Crowded Streets (IMO, DMB's best studio album, amazing progression)

9. Charles Mingus - Mingus Ah Um (Gotta have some jazz)

10. Steely Dan - A Decade Of Steely Dan (Gotta have some Steely Dan)

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Posted February 17 2005 - 11:06 AM

1. Michael McDermott - Last Chance Lounge
2. Boa - Twilight (this could change once I hear they're new album!)
3. Live - Throwing Copper or The Distance To Here
4. Marillion - Afraid Of Sunlight
5. Violent Femmes - Add It Up
6. Seal - Human Being
7. Tool - Undertow
8. A Perfect Circle - Thirteenth Step
9. Depeche Mode - Ultra or Songs of faith and devotion
10. Concrete Blonde - Still in hollywood

I'm sure I could come up with another 10 and another 10 after that, but at least currently these are my most played artists.

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Posted February 17 2005 - 11:18 AM

I try this every few years and 2-10 always change. I try to cover every genre.

1. Faith No More - Angel Dust
2. Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique
3. Tool - Undertow (Their best beginning to end album)
4. Peter Gabriel - Third Album
5. Talking Heads - The Name of This Band... (Disc 2)
6. Slayer - Seasons in the Abyss
7. Frank Sinatra - ????? (Gotta think about which disc)
8. Clutch - Clutch
9. Johnny Cash - At Folsom Prison (Remastered)
10. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here

OH! So Close
Nirvana - In Utero
Tori Amos - Little Earthquakes
Primus - Sailing the Seas of Cheese
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
Portishead - PYNC
Radiohead - Kid A
Testament - The Gathering

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Posted February 17 2005 - 01:09 PM

While pondering my list, I got to thinking a deserted island didn't sound so bad after all. Anybody know of one not to far from the coast of S.F.? And while you're at it, how about finding me a nice little "Mary Ann" too. (Now stop it! My intentions are honorable. After all, this is a family forum.) As for my list. This week it would be 2-3 early ones from Yes, a couple from Genesis, some Steely Dan, The Little River Bands Greatest Hits,(kinda uplifting) and any country and western album from the mid to late '70's should work as an "am I insane yet" barometer. And last but not least, a hi-res Elliot Scheiner mixed m/c version of Moving Waves by Focus. After all, we are dreaming aren't we?
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