- One album from every decade, 60s to now.
- senor jSubscriber
There was me expecting dez’s list to be all cliff Richard. 😉 he’s right though, too many…. so off the top of my head when I should be doing housework….
60s – Otis reading -Otis blue
70s – Blondie. – parallel lines
80s – the Cult – Dreamtime
90s – underworld dubnobass….
2000 -beck -the information
2010’s Tame impala -currentsPosted 8 months agoslowoldmanSubscriber
Ah Wishbone Ash. Live Dates is brilliant. Reminds of seeing them at the Kursaal in Southend. Oh and at the Buxton Pop Festival on High Edge which was a tad colder.
Parallel Lines up there too. Good call. Or how about The Pretenders?
Another slightly off the wall choice for me would be The Groundhogs – Split.Posted 8 months ago
Must be albums I’ve played (and continue to play) to death yet seem to refuse to die.
My basic criteria, I chose only albums that I’d listened to and actually owned and continue to play on a regular basis. King Crimson I borrowed from a mate at school, it made a huge impression on me, changed my entire musical outlook forever. It was a while before I bought a copy, however, I just didn’t have the money to buy albums at that time.
Lots of great selections, many took me a while to come to appreciate, though.Posted 8 months agoYoKaiserSubscriber
60’s Hot Rocks- Rolling Stones ( cheating a tad here)
70’s Number 1 record- Big Star
80’s Strangeways here we come- The Smiths
90’s Grand Prix – Teenage Fanclub (trickiest decade)
00’s Final Straw- Snow Patrol (unfortunately by now my music is fed via mtv etc, not the most enlightened period)
10’s Lost in the dream- The War on Drugs (due to downloading and Spotify, even though I’m listening to more music than ever I rarely listen to albums)
Quite hard to do as others have said but these all still get a burly.Posted 8 months agoedhornbySubscriber
60s – Pet Sounds
70’s – What’s goin on (or songs in the key of life, or innervisions…)
80’s – 1984 by Van Halen – or Sign of the Times by Prince
90’s – gah, Endtroducing by DJ Shadow and Midnight Vultures by Beck are both 90’s
00s – either Songs for the Deaf QOTSA or 7 days of falling by ESTPosted 8 months agoebennettSubscriber
50s – Kind of blue, Miles DavisPosted 8 months ago
60s – Let it bleed, Rolling Stones
70s – Dark side of the Moon, Pink Floyd (What’s going on, Marvin Gaye as a close 2nd!)
80s – bit of a black hole for me music-wise, maybe The Stone Roses?
90s – Can’t pick between Endtroducing (DJ Shadow) and Mezzanine (Massive Attack)
00s – Can’t pick between Funeral (Arcade Fire) and Antics (Interpol)
10s – The Suburbs (Arcade Fire)johndrummerMember
60s – The Doors, The Doors
70s – The Clash, London Calling
80s – New Model Army
Chunder & ConstipationThunder & Consolation
90s – Nirvana, Nevermind
00s – a struggle here but I think i’ll go with QOTSA, Songs For The Deaf
10s – even harder. Back to New Model Army, Winter. Dog & Wolf was a bit too mellow, Blood & Wine a bit too shortPosted 8 months agocolournoiseSubscriber
Too difficult. And some great suggestions so far that I might have put down myself. In an attempt to not copy and paste I’ll go for…
60s Has already been mentioned, but I can’t see past The Beach Boys. Pet Sounds.
70s The Rolling Stones. Sticky Fingers.
80s The Sisters of Mercy. Floodland.
90s Manic Street Preachers. The Holy Bible. Narrowly edging out Ride. Nowhere.
00s Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip. Angles.
10s The XX. I See You.
Choices may be subject to sudden change…Posted 8 months agofingerbangSubscriber
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1. Love. Forever changes
2 .The clash. London calling
3.the smiths. The Queen is dead
4.spiritualized. ladies and gentlemen we are floating in space
5. Primal scream. Xtrmntr
6. Deerhunter. Halcyon digest
Physical Graffiti was just edged out for seventies’ album and same for Real life/magazine. Struggled to narrow it down for 60s-90s. Struggled to think of one for last two decadesPosted 8 months ago
It ain’t the fault of the music.. there is shitloads of fantastic new stuff and a whole Internet world to find it on. We’ve never had it so good.
That’s the thing, there’s been loads, but it’s all very recent, it hasn’t had that length of time to enable the music to build a sense of being essential. The two that will probably stand the test of time will be Bowie’s Black Star, and Leonard Cohen’s You Want It Darker. Let’s face it, neither artist will ever do anything better. ☹️
I could easily replace my 80’s choice with Talk Talk, either It’s My Life or The Colour of Spring, both of which have been essential listening since they were released. In fact all of Talk Talk’s discography has been played regularly since I saw them on a tv programme called ‘David Essex’ Showcase’. Phenomenal band.
I could put King Crimson’s Discipline in my 80’s selection, but that wouldn’t really be the truth, although I bought the album then, it’s taken until fairly recently to really come to appreciate just how good it is.Posted 8 months ago
What delights me as an old bloke is just how many choices there are. I scrolled through my iTunes library today, looked at my most played list thingy (even for just the last 4 minths as I rebuilt the os) and so many if the songs I listen to aren’t on the list. So much great music out there. And Billy F Gibbons has just added another. 😎Posted 8 months ago
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