- Your perfect albums
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 1 month agoCountZeroMember
Paul Simon – Hearts And BonesPosted 1 month 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.IdleJonSubscriber
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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month agospanishflyMember
Killing Joke – Killing Joke (1st One) & What’s This For?Posted 1 month 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……
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 1 month agomalgreyMember
Loads of excellent suggestions, especially Rumours, Nevermind and Graceland. Hysteria is a good call, which I must revisit.
The Killers – Hot FussPosted 1 month 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, AlchemycolournoiseSubscriber
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 1 month agollamaSubscriber
dsotm, meddlePosted 1 month ago
Any velvet underground
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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)
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