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    Union Jack – There will be no Armageddon
    Mylo – Destroy Rock & Roll
    Gorillaz – Gorillaz
    Sleeper – Smart
    Scissor Sisters – Ta Dah!
    Oakenfold – Tranceport
    Utah Saints
    KLF – 3AM Eternal
    Beatles – Sgt Pepper’s

    I’m more of a singles/tracks person really.


    Can someone compile a list of the ones that pop up the most, I’d do it myself, but I’ve got to take the kids swimming!!!

    I think, at the time of writing, the toppermost of the poppermost are:

    On five votes:
    The Stone Roses

    On four votes:
    Blue Lines

    On Three votes:
    Dark Side of the Moon
    Led Zep IV
    Blood Sugar Sex Magick
    Kind of Blue
    London Calling

    And on two votes:
    The Joshua Tree
    OK Computer
    Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld
    Wish You Were Here
    Ritual De Lo Habitual
    Siamese Dream
    Never Mind The Bollocks
    Rage Against the Machine

    EDIT: Updated for the last couple of posts while typing the first lot..
    EDIT EDIT: I can’t count. Blue Lines making a late surge for “victory”


    No hits! I must be super niche then πŸ™‚ Do I win or something?


    Its like none of you have ventured away from Radio 1/2 for you musical inspiration

    I’d be very surprised to hear anything from this thread on Radio 1, and relatively little on Radio 2.
    6Music, on the other hand…
    I’m gonna have to give this a lot of thought, there are so many albums over so many years, trying to compile a list of my top ten is tricky.
    Back in a bit… πŸ˜€


    After careful consideration (which involves the no particular order clause …)

    pros and cons of hitch-hiking – Roger Waters
    Blue lines – Massive Attack
    The Rose – Billi Haliday
    Live at Leeeeeeds – The Who
    ****ANY**** – Loise Armstrong
    Wish you were here – Pink Floyd
    Echoes – Pink Floyd
    The specials – Specials AKA
    You`ve come a long way baby – Fatboy Slim
    Transformer – lou reed

    Eclectic as you like but i could listen to any of these at any time ..

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    Not the greatest but the 10 i listen to most:
    Massive Attack – Bluelines
    Oasis – definitely Maybe
    Dr Dre – Chronic 2001
    Fatboy Slim – Live at Brighton beach
    Air – Moon Safari
    Primal Scream – Screamadelia
    Pulp – Different Class
    Prodigy – Fat of the Land
    Metallica – Black Album

    That’s 9, I’ll have to come back to you on the last one.

    Number 10, Paul Weller – Stanley Road

    instant hit

    The Clash – 1st album
    Rolling Stones – Exile on Main Street
    Beatles – Revolver
    Dexys Midnight Runners – Searching For the Young Soul Rebels
    The Jam – All Mod Cons
    Marvin Gaye – What’s Going on
    Paul Weller – Wild Wood
    Echo and the Bunnymen – Crocodiles
    Nick Cave – Push the Sky Away
    Dr Feelgood – Down By the Jetty

    Always subject to change, apart from the 1st Clash album which is always on every “best of” list.

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    Carole King – Tapestry
    Gil Scott-Heron – The Revolution will not be televised
    John Coltrane – A Love Supreme
    Stereolab – Sound-Dust
    LCD Soundsystem – This is happening
    Cat Power – You Are Free
    Primal Scream – Screamadelica
    Public Enemy – It takes a nation of millions to hold us back
    Massive Attack – Mezzanine (I think it’s way better than Blue Lines)
    Lou Reed – Transformer


    Blue Lines takes the lead, with The Stone Roses close behind, Wish You Were Here closing fast…


    Looking at the “who’s most popular” list, as well as being completely pointless, also throws up who splits the vote with more than one great album – multiple votes for different albums by The Clash, Massive Attack, Pink Floyd, The Doors, U2…

    Not such a problem for the Stone Roses, for some reason…


    Ok – 10 isn`t nearly enough so im having another 10 which really cant be ommited ….

    Screamadelica – Primal Scream
    – Fleetwood mac
    Hunky-dory – Bowie
    stone roses – stone roses
    Machinehead – Deep purple
    Leftism – Leftfield
    James – Laid
    Sabbath bloody sabbath – says it all really..
    Northern star – Groove armada
    On how life is – Macy Gray

    Anywere – anytime …


    Blue lines massive attack
    No more shall we part nick cave and the bad seeds
    A handful of earth dick gaughan
    London calling the clash
    Highland Connection Runrig
    Rastaman vibration bob marley and the wailers
    The Specials
    Astral weeks van morrison
    Unknown Pleasures joy division. ….whew sweating now πŸ™‚


    Knew this would happen no sooner pressed send than Aretha Franklin I never loved a man the way that I love you came to mind 😳


    Not such a problem for the Stone Roses, for some reason…

    I dunno, I ummed and ahhed about second coming, which is an excellent album by itself but a close 2nd to the self titled release.

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    It’ll change by the time I’ve written it, but:

    Blyth Power – A Little Touch Of Harry In the Night.
    The Beta Band – 3 EP’s
    Little Feat – Dixie Chicken.
    Television – Marquee Moon.
    Van Morrison – St Dominic’s Preview.
    Here & Now – Fantasy Shift.
    Half Man Half Biscuit – Cammel Laird Social Club.
    The Smiths – The Queen is Dead.
    Brian Eno – Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy).
    Hawkwind – Quark, Strangeness & Charm.


    Right, after some though, these are albums that, over the years, I’ve consistently returned to over and over again. Some were really difficult; Elbow, for example, because I love every one of their records, but I can go back to the first one I heard, their first, and never get tired of it. I could have included Maria McKee’s Life Is Sweet, Donald Fagen, The Nightfly, Arcade Fire’s Funeral, Eddi Reader’s Driftwood, and Death Cab For Cutie’s Transatlanticism.
    Among others… πŸ˜€
    Joni Mitchell – Blue
    Goldfrapp – Felt Mountain
    Kris Delmhorst – Song For A Hurricane
    Emmylou Harris – Cowgirl’s Prayer
    Elbow – Asleep In The Back
    Elvis Costello – All This Useless Beauty
    Andrew Bird & The Mysterious Production Of Eggs
    Paul Simon – Hearts and Bones
    Shawn Colvin – A Few Small Repairs
    Steely Dan – Aja


    In Search of the Lost Chord – Moody Blues
    Dark Side of the Moon – Pink Floyd
    Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – Beatles
    No More Shall We Part – Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
    Joshua Tree – U2
    After the Gold Rush – Neil Young
    Absolution – Muse
    I Do Not Play No Rock and Roll – Mississippi Fred McDowell
    Trick of the Night – SixToes
    Band of Joy – Robert Plant

    Number 1 on my list would HAVE to be Radiohead – Kid A

    I’ve always come back to this over any other Radiohead release (all are great though!).

    the other 9? well, I’ll have to get back to you, far too many rattling around the ol’ noggin’ (but Blood on the Tracks might be next).

    In no particular order, and this only stands for the next ten minutes or so until I change my mind!

    Mike Oldfield – Tubular Bells
    Rush – 2112
    ZZ Top – Fandango
    GNR – Appetite for Destruction
    IAM – Ombre est LumiΓ¨re (The two disc edition)
    MC Solaar – Prose Combat
    SFA – Guerilla (or, as others have said, almost any other SFA album!)
    Tesla – Five Man Acoustical Jam
    The Four Horsemen – Nobody said it was easy
    Francis Cabrel – Samedi soir sur la terre

    (Mind changing already…)

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    this is a hard one & I’ll think of a totally different 10 tomorrow!!
    In no particular order and based mainly on what I still listen to regularly…
    Led ZepII
    Beastie Boys Ill Communication
    Otis Redding – Otis sings Soul
    Ryan Adams – Heartbreaker
    M83 – Dead Cities….
    Blondie – Parallel lines
    Sabres of Paradise – Sabresonic
    Sabres of Paradise – Haunted Dancehall
    Daft Punk – Homework
    Nightmares on Wax – Smokers Delight


    RATM self titled is definitely up there. As is Appetite for Destruction.


    In no particular order, the 10 that have stayed with me from first listen to now:

    Return of the Super Ape – Scratch and the Upsetters
    Leftism – Leftfield
    Handsworth Revolution – Steel Pulse
    Axis Bold as Love – Jimi Hendrix
    Ten – Pearl Jam
    Forces of Victory – Linton Kwesi Johnson
    Heaven Up Here – Echo and the Bunnymen
    I Wah Dub – Blackbeard
    Dummy – Portishead
    Are We a Warrior – I Jah Man Levi


    In no particular order –

    Entroducing – DJ Shadow
    Puzzle – Biffy Clyro
    The Craft – Blackalicious
    Angles – Dan La Sac vs Scroobius Pip
    The Essence Of J.Rawls – J.Rawls
    My Head is an Animal – Of Monsters & Men
    Broken Boy Soldiers – The Raconteurs
    Troublegum – Therapy
    Critical Beatdown – Ultramagnetic MCs

    I’ve never really understood the fascination with Radiohead. But then I never understood the fascination with Reeves and Mortimer either, so I don’t feel I’m missing much.

    Troublegum – Therapy

    YES! πŸ˜€

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    I’m gonna cheat and have a Classic Classics and a more Obscure Classics as there is no way I can chop it down to 10, Jeez.

    Astral Weeks – Van Morrison
    Greetings From LA – Tim Buckley
    Ill Communication – The Beastie Boys
    I’m Still In Love With You – Al Green
    Jukebox – Cat Power
    Sings Greatest Palace Music – Bonnie Prince Billy
    Tago Mago – Can
    There’s a Riot Goin’ On – Sly & The Family Stone
    Time (The Revelator) – Gillian Welch
    What’s Going On – Marvin Gaye

    The Children of Jah 1977-1979 – The Chantells & Friends
    Viva Last Blues – Palace Music
    Scott: New Music For Bowed Piano
    Apocalypse – Bill Callahan
    Espers II
    Hippopotamomus – Momus
    Silur – Tarwater
    12 Crass Songs – Jeffrey Lewis
    Pyramid Electric Co. – Jason Molina
    And She Closed Her Eyes – Stina Nordenstam

    Tijuana Taxi

    Machine Head-Deep Purple
    Heaven and Hell-Black Sabbath
    Argus-Wishbone Ash
    Tokyo Tapes-Scorpions
    Number Of The Beast-Iron Maiden
    Sad Wings Of Destiny-Judas Priest
    Strangers In The Night-UFO
    The Crossing-Big Country
    Born To Run-Bruce Springsteen

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    Edlong, I wasn’t being serious when I asked someone to compile a list, you obviously have a lot of time on your hands, good effort though!


    The Clash – The Clash
    13th Floor Elevators – The Psychadelic sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators
    Jefferson Airplane – Surrealistic Pillow
    Led Zep – Led Zep 1
    Funkadelic – Funkadelic
    Dead Kennedys – ? fresh fruit/plastic surgery disaster
    Cramps – Off the Bone
    Nivana – Nevermind
    morcheeba – Big Calm
    Smashing Pumpkins – Siamese Dreams


    NWA – Straight outta compton
    Janes Addiction – Ritual
    The Wonderstuff – eight legged groove machine
    Massive attack – blue lines
    Dj shadow – endtroducing
    Beastie boys – Ill communication
    Prince – sign of the times
    Del that funkee homosapien – I wish my brother george was here
    The stone roses – the stone roses
    Massive attack – protection


    no doubt this will change in 10 minutes time:
    A Song to Ruin – Million Dead
    Soft Bulletin – Flaming Lips
    It’s the Ones Who’ve Cracked That the Light Shines Through – Jeffrey Lewis
    Let’s Get Free – Dead Prez
    Powertrip – Monster Magnet
    Take to the Skies – Enter Shikari
    The Holy Bible – Manic Street Preachers
    Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)- Wu-Tang Clan
    Grace – Jeff Buckley
    The Wages of Fear – Tellison

    Townes Van Zandt Live at the old quarter Houston
    Blaze Foley Live at the Outhouse Austin
    Cash At Folsom Prison
    7 others.

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    Wow. So I like MTBr music then? A fairly eclectic mix to be so widely shared. Except, of course, Plumber. Well done, haven’t heard of
    any of them!!!

    Lots of the above, but including:

    Talk Talk ‘Spirit of Eden’
    Tool ‘Lateralus’ (but the Holy Gift reorder, probably just because I first heard it as such, though it still seems that each track has more power in that order than the album release)
    Steve Reich ‘Music for 18 Musicians’
    Marvin Gaye ‘What’s Goin On’
    Stevie Wonder ‘Innervisions’
    Bert Jansch ‘Jack Orion’
    These United States – the debut with a massive name I can’t be **** to type
    Ani DiFranco – could be lots but probably the best produced is ‘Educated Guess’ or ‘Reprieve’

    any best of list is only until I think of more. I prefer ‘first ten awesome albums to come into your mind’


    Spandau Ballet – Gold
    George Michael – Listen Without Prejudice
    Terence Trent D’Arby – Introducing The Hardline according to…
    JLS – JLS πŸ™
    Dido – White Flag
    Madonna – True Blue
    Adele – 21
    Snow Patrol – Final Straw
    Coldplay – Rush Of Blood To The Head
    Mumford & Sons – Sigh No More


    The current list & in no particular order –

    2 Hungry Bros – My Crews all thinner
    Massive Attack – Blue Lines
    Burning Spear – Marcus Garvey/Garveys Ghost
    Rolling Stones – Hot Rocks
    Sly & the Family Stone – Small Talk
    KLF – Chill out
    Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 – Stillness
    Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On
    Jimi Hendrix – Axis Bold as Love
    Public Enemy – It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back

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    @deadly darcy – bravo


    Ten of my faves off the top of my head

    Stereophonics – Word gets Around
    Radiohead – The Bends
    Faithless – Reverence
    Nirvarna – Nevermind
    Manics – Gold Against the Soul
    Queen – Greatest Hits
    Stevie Wonder – Songs in the Key of Life
    Oasis – Whats the Story
    Guns n Roses – Appetite for Destruction
    Adele – 21


    Things Ill not tire of ever:
    Stone Roses + Second Coming
    Copper Blue + Beaster
    Ryan Adams Gold
    Candy Apple Grey
    The Charlatans
    Bob Mould…probably Life and Times or SilverAge
    Primal Scream
    Mr Scruff

    Shit, it’s just a list of bands and musicians and it’s more than 10………………………………………………………………………t’s impossible and I’m out. πŸ™‚

    Got to agree that Talk Talk (later albums) must be up there too! ….. And then Bark Psychosis πŸ˜€

    Impossible to list just 10 though, killing me!

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    Enter the Wu Tang (36 Chambers) – Wu tang clan
    Rage Against The Machine – RATM
    Portishead – Dummy
    Leftfield – Leftfield
    Music For The Jilted Generation – Prodigy
    Nevermind – Nirvana
    OK Computer – Radiohead
    Mezzanine – Massive Attack
    Aenemia – Tool
    Black Album – Metallica

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