Name your 10 "desert island" cds

Discussion in 'Music' started by Ryan Tsang, Feb 16, 2005.

  1. Ryan Tsang

    Ryan Tsang Second Unit

    Sep 23, 2000
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    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 [​IMG] 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. Scott Lawrence

    Scott Lawrence Stunt Coordinator

    Jan 9, 2005
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    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.
  3. PaulDA

    PaulDA Cinematographer

    Feb 9, 2004
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    St. Hubert, Quebec, Canada
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    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
  4. Stephen_Ponte

    Sep 24, 2002
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    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

  5. Sue_New

    Sue_New Stunt Coordinator

    Jan 4, 2005
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    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. Bren_Chris

    Bren_Chris Stunt Coordinator

    Apr 27, 2004
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    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. Mike Broadman

    Mike Broadman Producer

    Aug 24, 2001
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    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. FeisalK

    FeisalK Screenwriter

    May 1, 2003
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    these days, you should be doing an iPod/Zen list [​IMG]

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

    LarryDavenport Cinematographer

    Nov 15, 1999
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    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. Mike Broadman

    Mike Broadman Producer

    Aug 24, 2001
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    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. TheLongshot

    TheLongshot Producer

    May 12, 2000
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    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. Chris Stainton

    Chris Stainton Second Unit

    Jan 16, 2004
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    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
  13. Julia

    Julia Stunt Coordinator

    Feb 17, 2005
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    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. Justin_P

    Justin_P Stunt Coordinator

    Sep 16, 2004
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    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. Tim Markley

    Tim Markley Screenwriter

    Jun 12, 1999
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    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. Kevin M

    Kevin M Producer

    Feb 23, 2000
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    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...
  17. Matt Fisher

    Matt Fisher Second Unit

    Aug 4, 2004
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    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)
  18. MichaelGH

    MichaelGH Stunt Coordinator

    Mar 22, 2002
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    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.

  19. Eric Peterson

    Eric Peterson Cinematographer

    Aug 2, 2001
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    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
  20. gene c

    gene c Producer

    Aug 5, 2003
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    Bay area, Ca
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    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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