Your Top Ten Favourite Albums If You Were Stuck On A Deserted Island


#21
In the 2 minutes since I posted I've changed The Cult - Electric, to Godflesh - Selfless and back again.

Sonic Temple by The Cult, and Pslam 69 by Ministry would have made my 11 and 12.


#22

Choosing ‘White Album’ by the Beatles is like taking 4 really good albums with you, in one.

Damn it should have chosen that.


#23
Choosing 'White Album' by the Beatles is like taking 4 really good albums with you, in one.

Damn it should have chosen that.

If we end up on the same island, I’ll be glad to share.


#24
Great thread.

I’ve been working on this in an ongoing way for a while. I only include studio albums that are for me as perfect from start to finish as they can get; and, within the ten, cover as much of my musical tastes as possible. So many miss out because they are unbalanced etc… or because they crossover style-wise with others. I love very old Blues, but as they didn’t make albums as such then, I can’t really include them. I haven’t included compilations at all, or I’d probably take LZ - Remasters etc. It changes a bit - like the ins and outs of a footy team. Here’s what I’ve got at this stage.

Beatles - White Album
Ween - The Mollusk
Beastie Boys - Paul’s Boutique
Fugazi - Steady Diet of Nothing
Mr Bungle - California
The Cult - Electric
Shellac - At Action Park
Prince - Sign Of The Times
Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti
David Bowie - Hunky Dory

■■■■■■■ hard work. The first three are non-negotiable. Have a shortlist of 20. That’s not even including metal, of which I decided to make a completely separate list (might be an idea for another thread).
I’ve also had a go at top ten favourite artists, top 50 favourite songs. Sorry for the detail, but I’m one of those guys when it comes to music. I was the guy who made endless compilation tapes as a teenager, just coz I loved trying to get it right. I still do it with I-Tunes etc. but back then it that was from vinyl to cassette, or with a double cassette player. Anyway…

In the 2 minutes since I posted I’ve changed The Cult - Electric, to Godflesh - Selfless and back again.

Blitz definitely needs a metal head thread

Anyway, mine would probably be
Queensryche - Operation: Mindcrime
Mercenary - The Hours That Remain
Avenged Sevenfold - Nightmare
Iron Maiden - The Number Of The Beast
Trivium - Ascendancy
Symphony X - Paradise Lost
Nightwish - Imaginareum
Rhapsody Of Fire - Power Of The Dragonflame
Disturbed - Indestructible
Parkway Drive - Killing With A Smile

Not listening to any of these now (Mercenary and Queensryche aside), but they’ve all stood the test of time as far as listening goes


#25

These three stand out for me…
Metallica - Black Album
Nirvana - Nevermind
Dave Matthews Band - Listener Supported

Any seven of these will do…
Disturbed - Ten Thousand Fists
Faith No More - The Real Thing
Foo Fighters - The Colour and the Shape
Gary Clark Jnr - Black and Blu
Jorn - Live in America
Live - Throwing Copper
The Living End - Self titled album
The Offspring - Smash
28 Days - Upstyle Down


#26

Pearl Jam - Alive
Metallica - Master of Puppets
Radiohead - In Rainbows
Red Hot Chili Peppers - By The Way
AC/DC - Highway to Hell
Arctic Monkeys - AM
Soundgarden - Superunknown
Faith No More - Angel Dust
Grandaddy - The Sophtware Slump
Nirvana - Nevermind


#27

I reckon I’m gunna think practically, and go for length.


#28

Completely impossible task so I’m going to assume you don’t mean jazz or classical, because otherwise none of these would make the cut, and that we have to own vinyl copies, and I know that wasn’t specified but it makes the task easier.
No real order on these and I’d pick 10 different LPs if you asked me tomorrow. I just assumed the ship was sinking and grabbed 10 or 12 quickly.

The Pointer Sisters - Live at the Opera House (The Quartet, not the trio!)
Stevie Wonder - Songs in the key of life
Weather Report - Heavy Weather
The Temptations- Greatest Hits Vol 2
Diana Ross and the Supremes - Greatest Hits
Donna Summer - Donna Summer (The one with Love is in Control)
Chaka Khan- Chaka
Michael Jackson - Off the wall
Al Green - Greatest Hits
Eddie Floyd- Knock On wood
Aretha Franklin - Greatest Hits
Earth Wind and Fire - I Am (Yeah, I know they played Sun City but this ain’t an ethics test.)
George Benson - In Flight

Now I own and like all these albums but I especially chose them because I always feel like dancing on tropical islands.
PS ■■■■, I nearly forgot rock, so I just swam back and grabbed Chuck Berry’s Greatest Hits.


#29
I reckon I'm gunna think practically, and go for length.

I tried that as spaces ran out, … went for doubles … even one triple album … it didn’t help.

To ask for a top ten is just fkn cruel …:wink:


#30

Gossip – Paul Kelly
Big Science – Laurie Anderson
The Wall – Pink Floyd
10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 – Midnight Oil
Flood – They Might Be Giants
Astral Weeks – Van Morrison
Eternal Nightcap - The Whitlams
Alchemy - Dire Straits
The Ghosts That Haunt Me – Crash Test Dummies
Sad But True – Tex, Don & Charlie

I’m not completely convinced on my choices from 6-10.

This is what I made in 2006.

  1. Gossip – Paul Kelly

  2. Big Science – Laurie Anderson

  3. The Wall – Pink Floyd

  4. 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 – Midnight Oil

  5. Flood – They Might Be Giants

  6. Astral Weeks – Van Morrison

  7. Bryter Layter – Nick Drake

  8. Honey Steels Gold – Ed Kuepper

  9. Comedy – Paul Kelly

  10. Red Sails In The Sunset – Midnight Oil

  11. So – Peter Gabriel

  12. Suzanne Vega – Suzanne Vega

  13. Purple Rain – Prince

  14. Counting Crows – August & Everything After

  15. Moon Safari – Air

  16. Green – REM

  17. Temple Of Low Men – Crowded House

  18. Synchronicity – Police

  19. Born In The USA – Bruce Springsteen

  20. Jagged Little Pill – Alanis Morisette

  21. Dark Side Of The Moon – Pink Floyd

  22. Eternal Nightcap – The Whitlams

  23. Leisure Noise – Gay Dad

  24. Alchemy – Dire Straits

  25. The Swing – INXS

  26. Beautiful Freak - Eels

  27. Dissociatives – Dissociatives

  28. Strangeways Here We Come – The Smiths

  29. Graceland – Paul Simon

  30. Vitalogy – Pearl Jam

  31. Around The World In A Day – Prince

  32. Rattle ‘n’ Hum – U2

  33. Crowded House – Crowded House

  34. Violent Femmes – Violent Femmes

  35. The Ghosts That Haunt Me – Crash Test Dummies

  36. Sad But True – Tex, Don & Charlie

  37. Bad Love – Randy Newman

  38. Tracy Chapman – Tracy Chapman

  39. Blood Sugar Sex Magic – Red Hot Chili Peppers

  40. Achtung Baby – U2

  41. The Virgin Suicides – Air

  42. Bjork – Post

  43. Whirled! (EP) – Frente

  44. Songs From The Big Chair – Tears For Fears

  45. Appetite For Destruction – Guns ‘n’ Roses

  46. Nevermind – Nirvana

  47. Dream Of The Blue Turtles – Sting

  48. Two Minute Warning – The Angels

  49. MTV Unplugged In New York – Nirvana

  50. Listen Like Thieves – INXS

  51. Rage Against The Machine – Rage Against The Machine

  52. Copperhead Road – Steve Earl

  53. The Bridge – Billy Joel

  54. Back In Black – AC/DC

  55. New York – Lou Reed

  56. Raising Hell – Run DMC

  57. ICON – Doug Anthony All Stars

  58. Imagine – John Lennon

  59. Never Mind The Bollocks Here’s The Sex Pistols – The Sex Pistols

  60. Baby Animals – Baby Animals

  61. The Witness Tree – Wendy Matthews

  62. I’m Your Man – Leonard Cohen

  63. Stop Making Sense – Talking Heads

  64. Forever Blue – Chris Isaak

  65. Destroyer – Kiss

  66. Various Positions – Leonard Cohen

  67. Brothers In Arms – Dire Straits

  68. Oxygene – Jean Michel Jarre

  69. Garbage – Garbage

  70. SUPERUNKNOWN – Soundgraden

Compilations.

  1. The Blue Album – The Beatles
  2. Radio Songs – Cold Chisel
  3. Crawl File – Australian Crawl
  4. Greatest Hits Vol I - Queen
  5. Highlights – Janis Joplin
  6. Greatest Hits I and II – Billy Joel
  7. Greatest Hits – The Eurythmics
  8. Negotiations And Love Songs – Paul Simon
  9. The Red Album – The Beatles
  10. 20 Greatest Hits – The Beach Boys

10 Favourite Albums Ever - IN ORDER
#31
I reckon I'm gunna think practically, and go for length.

Live albums
They’re always 2-3 CDs


#32
I reckon I'm gunna think practically, and go for length.

I tried that as spaces ran out, … went for doubles … even one triple album … it didn’t help.

To ask for a top ten is just fkn cruel …:wink:


Plus if you’ve got extra discs… never going to run out of coasters or shiny things to flash messages at passing ships.

I reckon you’re going to end up hating whatever you take.


#33
I reckon I'm gunna think practically, and go for length.

I tried that as spaces ran out, … went for doubles … even one triple album … it didn’t help.

To ask for a top ten is just fkn cruel …:wink:


Plus if you’ve got extra discs… never going to run out of coasters or shiny things to flash messages at passing ships.

I reckon you’re going to end up hating whatever you take.

The other thing to consider is the little booklets
If you took the first 10 Rhapsody CDs you’d effectively have a novel to read


#34
I reckon I'm gunna think practically, and go for length.

I tried that as spaces ran out, … went for doubles … even one triple album … it didn’t help.

To ask for a top ten is just fkn cruel …:wink:


Nah…cruel would be being stuck on a deserted island with only Spice Girls CDs to listen to :stuck_out_tongue:

#35
I reckon I'm gunna think practically, and go for length.

I tried that as spaces ran out, … went for doubles … even one triple album … it didn’t help.

To ask for a top ten is just fkn cruel …:wink:


Nah…cruel would be being stuck on a deserted island with only Spice Girls CDs to listen to use as coasters or shiny things to flash messages at passing ships. :stuck_out_tongue:

Fixed.


#36

Did they ever put audio on the laser disc format?

Imagine what you could Gilligan out of 10 or 15 of those suckers.


#37

Were the rules 10 CD’s??

Coz if I could fill them with FLAC files … well …


#38

Great thread, and a mighty tough ask.

In no particular order

Sebadoh - Bakesale
Neil Young - Decade
Beasts of Bourbon - From the Belly of the Beasts
Nirvana - Nevermind
Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers (couldn’t handle the prospect of never hearing Sway again)
You Am I - Sound as Ever (apply same rule as above to Berlin Chair)
Veruca Salt - Eight Arms to Hold You
Urge Overkill - Saturation
Television - Marquee Moon
Even - A Different High


#39

Bach—Brandenburg Concertos (E.C.O Benjamin Britten)
Chopin—Etudes, Preludes, Polonaises (Maurizio Pollini)
Muddy Waters—The Best of Muddy Waters
Miles Davis—Kind of Blue
The Beatles—Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
Jimi Hendrix—Electric Ladyland
AC/DC—Highway to Hell
Iron Maiden—The Number of the Beast
NWA—Straight Outta Compton
Wu-Tang Clan—Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)


#40

In my earlier list I had to leave out a lot of fav albums from my musical ‘fetish’ , proggish leaning alt/rock/metal,

I’d take:

Moving Pictures - Rush
Three of a Perfect Pair - King Crimson
Language - The Contortionist
The Great Misdirect - Between the Buried and Me
Guiding Lights - Skyharbor
Animals As Leaders - Animals As Leaders
Tales from the Punchbowl - Primus
One of Us Is the Killer - The Dillinger Escape Plan
Altered State - Tesseract
California - Mr Bungle.