- Your perfect albums
Sylvan Esso, either album.
John Martyn, Solid Air.
I’d like to say Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works 85-92, but I just have to skip Green Calx, it just clashes so badly when the rest of it has chilled me out.Posted 9 months ago
British Sea Power – The decline of british sea power
The National – Alligator & Boxer
Biffy Clyro – Puzzle
The Cribs – Men’s needs
Interpol – Turn on the bright lights
Gomez – Liquid Skin
Idlwild – 100 broken windows
Radiohead – Amnesiac & In rainbows
All as good as perfect to my ears.Posted 9 months ago
Catatonia – International Velvet.Posted 9 months ago
Dead Kennedys – Fresh Fruit.
Clive Gregson and Christine Collister – Home and Away.
Julian Cope – Fried
Good call. Think there were three releases though, with more tracks added on each!
+1 here for ‘Peggy Suicide’ too. It does itself all the justice.Posted 9 months ago
Paul Simon – Hearts And BonesPosted 9 months ago
Portishead – Dummy
Goldfrapp – Felt Mountain
Talk Talk – It’s My Life/The Colour Of Spring/Laughing Stock
Death Cab For Cutie – Transatlantisism
Arcade Fire – Funeral
Emmylou Harris – Cowgirl’s Prayer/Wrecking Ball
Daniel Lanois – Acadie
XTC – Apple Venus
Thea Gilmore – Keep On Singing
Steely Dan – Aja
Aimee Mann – Whatever
Belly – Star
Brian Eno & David Byrne – My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts
Talking Heads – ‘77
Shawn Colvin – Steady On
There isn’t anything about any of the above that I would want to change, and all of them I listen to right through, although having all of them on my phone, along with many, many others, they usually get randomised in shuffle play.
I’d like to say Aphex Twin Selected Ambient Works 85-92, but I just have to skip Green Calx, it just clashes so badly when the rest of it has chilled me out.
First listen tonight and totally get you, I skipped it too.Posted 9 months ago
Sigur Ros – TakkPosted 9 months ago
Morcheeba – Big Calm
Faithless – Reverence
Muse – Origin of Symmetry
Sia – Colour the Small One
Already listed Graceland as my favourite album of all time and so may have listed Appetite, Troublegum and Nevermind. Musing over this thread brought a couple of 90s bangers back to mind.
Wu-Tang Clan – Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)Posted 9 months ago
Gravediggaz – 6 Feet Deep
Radio head: The BendsPosted 8 months ago
Ocean Colour Scene: Moseley Shoals
I got some morePosted 8 months ago
Burial – Untrue (probably Burial too)
Siouxsie & the Banshees – The Scream
T Rex – The Slider
Factory Floor – Factory Floor
Suicide – Suicide
Colour by the Christians as i was listening to it this morning, maybe chuck in Franz Ferdinand too the black covered onePosted 8 months ago
Loads above that I agree with (and loads that I have never heard of)
Springsteen – Born to RunPosted 8 months ago
Lots of my favourite albums already mentioned, and quite a few that I need to investigate further. I’ll suggest….
Lloyd Cole – Rattlesnakes
He sort of passed me by in the 80s. I just didn’t get his music. I’ve been listening to this a lot this year, though, and think its genius.Posted 8 months ago
Tracy Chapman albums are fairly good, Roy Orbison A Black and White Night is a perfect live album but then he is geeting a wee help from palsPosted 8 months ago
Tracy Chapman albums are fairly good
The world needs more fairly good albums 😉Posted 8 months ago
Perfect albums are few and far between IMO.
MBV – Loveless is the first that springs to mind. It was (and is) just so different and amazing that I wouldn’t dare suggest changing anything.
What’s Going on for sure as well.
There was a US indie band called Beulah who did an LP called When Your Heartstrings Break and to me that was a perfect pop album.
Also, The Avalanches’ Since I left You is a perfectly formed piece of art.
The Go! Team’s Thunder Lightning Strike was such a breath of fresh air and pushed my buttons so well (in terms of influences) that I can’t really criticise it.
Screamadelica is a very strong album and one that I like more now that I’ve got over my dislike of Primal Scream (it’s arguably more of a Weatherall album anyway).Posted 8 months ago
Seeing the Fannies mentioned on the previous page, I’d like to suggest Bandwagonesque alongside Grand Prix.
And on the early 1990s indie tip, how about…
Sonic Youth – Goo
Lemonheads – It’s a Shame About Ray
And I always have a soft spot for Pixies’s Trompe Le Monde.Posted 8 months ago
Morcheeba: Who Can you TrustPosted 8 months ago
Carter USM: 30 Something
The Shins: Oh Inverted World. Also, tbh, Chutes Too Narrow and Wincing the Night Away
Vampire Weekend: Vampire Weekend
Cut Chemist: The Audience’s Listening (although subsequent albums seem really hit or miss)
Just one more – Kid Loco – A Grand Love Story
If you’ve never heard it, treat yourself…Posted 8 months ago
Some solid suggestions already. Would add:
Faze Action – Plans and designs
Guru – Jazammataz Vol 1
Not strictly an artist album, but the original Renaissance mix CD and Sasha & Digweed Northern Exposure 1 still do it after all these years!Posted 8 months ago
We should have a separate thread for mix CDs, I reckon.
Another album worth a mention…Posted 8 months ago
I think everyone should have a copy of this…
And a copy of this..
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Gentlemen _ The Afghan Whigs
16 Lovers Lane – The Go Betweens
and another vote for Forever ChangesPosted 8 months ago
Killing Joke – Killing Joke (1st One) & What’s This For?Posted 8 months ago
The Birthday Party – Junkyard
Fugazi – Repeater
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – From Her to Eternity & Tupelo
Godflesh – Songs of Love & Hate
Echo & The Bunnymen – Crocodiles
Red Lorry Yellow Lorry – Talk About The Weather
Einsturzende Neubauten – Silence Is Sexy
Joy Divison – Unknown Pleasures
The Sisterhood – The Gift
The Cramps – Off The Bone
Esplendor Geometrico – Arispejal Astisaró
The Cure – Three Imaginary Boys
NWA – Straight Out Of Compton
Massive Attack – Blue Lines
The Damned – Damned Damned Canned
Youth Code – Youth Code
The Cult – Dreamtime……
Devin Townsend – TerriaPosted 8 months ago
Riverside – Second Life Syndrome
I’m no prog rock fan by any measure, but I do know a damn fine piece of musicianship when I hear it..
And yes, many of my mates BITD tried in vein to get me into them, but they didn’t really succeed..
Yet, a damn fine set of tracks..
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The hives- your new favourite bandPosted 8 months ago
Don’t want to add any more albums. Just really happy there’s at least one other The Go! Team fan out there. Massively underrated, but that’s another thread…Posted 8 months ago
Don’t want to add any more albums. Just really happy there’s at least one other The Go! Team fan out there.
When I heard them I thought the combination of Sonic Youth/MBV noise with Jackson 5 pop, old-school hip-hop and a bit of funky soundtrack nostalgia was like someone had condensed my record collection into a single band.
Did you ever see them live? I caught them a few times in the year or two after Thunder Lightning Strike and they were great fun. One gig in Oxford is among my all time best, crowd seemed to totally get them and it was a really joyous atmosphere.Posted 8 months ago
Stereolab – ‘DOTS AND LOOPS’
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Vaccines – What Did You Expect. . .
Nirvana – NevermindPosted 8 months ago
You’re just making names up now
Keep up Grandad! 🤣🤣🤣Posted 8 months ago
Siouxsie and the Banshees – JuJu.
Utter perfection.Posted 8 months ago
Loads of excellent suggestions, especially Rumours, Nevermind and Graceland. Hysteria is a good call, which I must revisit.
The Killers – Hot FussPosted 8 months ago
REM – Green
Silly Wizard – Wild & Beautiful (bet nobody else says that one! Tad obscure, and about places as much as music)
Maybe Mumford & Sons first album for me, but they’ve gone downhill and spoilt it a bit.
If a live album is allowed, Alchemy
The Devil’s Walk – Apparat.Posted 8 months ago
Parallel Lines – Blondie.
Fila Brazilia maim that tunePosted 8 months ago
Jackie Mittoo Keyboard king at studio one
Orb UFOrb (not the best orb album, but no stinkers on it)
Never seen them live. Picked up on them when Radio 1 playlisted Ladyflash a few years back.
For me they’re less the distilled essence of my music collection (precious little Motown in that), but they do sound exactly like the imaginary ideal pop music I hear in my head… It’s like Basement Jaxx found some guitars and a whole pile of old school hip hop albums, or Lush got mugged by Melle Mel and while recovering suddenly discovered a love of early 70s cinema, or something…Posted 8 months ago
dsotm, meddlePosted 8 months ago
Any velvet underground
Ladies and gentlemen we are floating in space
A few by the Orb: uforb, cydonia, orblivion
A couple by the doors, wfts is my fave
Peoples instinctive travels and the paths of rhythm
Selected ambient works
Sound of silver
Nowhere just to keep the Mrs happy
Janes addiction (the live one)
The Best of the Beatles
Blue or red?Posted 8 months ago
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