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1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die


Here are my 10 desert island albums:
The Stooges: Fun House
Omar Rodriguez Lopez: Dōitashimashite
The Mars Volta: Amputechture
St Vincent: Masseducation
Fiona Apple: The Idler Wheel
Tom Waits: Orphans
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds: Boatman's Call
Pavement: Terror Twilight
Nick Drake: Pink Moon
Talking Heads: The Name of this Band is Talking Heads

extras that aren't in my top 10 but I'd still consider great albums:
Death Grips: The Money Store
Joy Division: Closer
The Clash: London Calling
Motorhead: Ace of Spades
The Beatles: White Album
Big Star: Number 1 Record
Television: Marquee Moon
Blockhead: Interludes After Midnight
Bob Dylan: Highway 61 Revisited
Can: Tago Mago
The Dead Kennedys: Plastic Surgery Disasters
Devo: Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!
Dr Dre: The Chronic
Elliott Smith: Elliott Smith
Erykah Badu: Mama's Gun
Franz Ferdinand: Franz Ferdinand
Grinderman: Grinderman 2
Isaac Hayes: Hot Buttered Soul
Kimya Dawson: Remember That I Love You
Led Zeppelin: 3
Lou Reed: Ecstasy
Madvillain: Madvillainy
MF Doom: Operation Doomsday
The Misfits: Static Age
Mos Def: Black On Both Sides
Nas: Illmatic
The National: Trouble Will Find Me
Nirvana: Live At Reading
Parliament: Funkentelechy Vs. the Placebo Syndrome
Pixies: Surfer Rosa
PJ Harvey: Rid of Me
Rage Against The Machine: Evil Empire
Red Hot Chili Peppers: Blood Sugar Sex Magik
Run The Jewels: RTJ 3
A Tribe Called Quest: Midnight Marauders
TV On The Radio: Nine Types of Light
The Velvet Underground: Banana Album
The White Stripes: Elephant

Maiden Voyage

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Here's my updated list so far. I've really enjoyed this experience so far.
The Rolling StonesExile On Main Street19724
PavementCrooked Rain Crooked Rain19943
Koffi OlomideHaut de gamme / Koweït, rive gauche19923
Bruce SpringsteenDarkness on the Edge of Town19784
The Last Shadow PuppetsThe Age Of The Understatement20084
David GrayWhite Ladder19983
The AvalanchesSince I Left You20003
RöyksoppMelody A.M.20014
Bruce SpringsteenBorn In The U.S.A.19843
Kacey MusgravesGolden Hour20184
The CureDisintegration19893
Kanye WestMy Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy20103
LL Cool JMama Said Knock You Out19902
Otis ReddingOtis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul19655
The Only OnesThe Only Ones19782
Sister SledgeWe Are Family19794
Harry NilssonNilsson Schmilsson19714
IncubusMake Yourself19995
CalexicoFeast of Wire20034
The TemptationsCloud Nine19694
My Bloody ValentineLoveless19915
Simple MindsNew Gold Dream (81/82/83/84)19823
The Mamas & The PapasIf You Can Believe Your Eyes & Ears19662
The Blue NileA Walk Across The Rooftops19845
Ice TO.G. Original Gangster19911
LCD SoundsystemSound of Silver20073
The CurePornography19822
Hugh MasekelaHome Is Where The Music Is19724
Arcade FireNeon Bible20075
Public EnemyApocalypse 91… The Enemy Strikes Black19912
Bob DylanBringing It All Back Home19654
Today's album is a bit of a treat for me. Otis' Redding's third album, Otis Blue (YT link for anyone interested). Redding is probably my favorite vocalist of all time. His voice just resonates in the depths of my soul. I've never actually sat down and listened extensively to his albums. I've just known the singles.

While listening to the album this morning, I decided to read the excerpt from the book and then the Wiki article.
Imagine being in the studio, recording this work with legends in a 24-hour span, only taking a break to go play some live gigs. Absolute legends.

That’s one record I hope to find at some point in the future. Listen to it on youtube all the time!


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  • ABBA - Gold
  • AC/DC - Back In Black
  • Aerosmith - Toys In The Attic
  • The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
  • The Beatles - Abbey Road
  • Billy Joel - An Innocent Man
  • Blur - Parklife
  • Bob Dylan - Blonde On Blonde
  • Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run
  • Chic - Risqué
  • The Clash - London Calling
  • Daft Punk - Discovery
  • David Bowie - The Rise & Fall Of Ziggy Stardust
  • Dean Friedmarn - “Well, Well” Said The Rocking Chair
  • Dire Straits - Love Over Gold
  • Don Edwards - Goin Back To Texas
  • Eagles - Hotel California
  • Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
  • Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
  • Foo Fighters - One By One
  • Frank Sinatra - Sings For Only The Lonely
  • Guns N’ Roses - Appetite For Destruction
  • Johnny Cash - American IV: The Man Comes Around
  • The Kinks - Something Else
  • Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV
  • Leonard Cohen - I’m Your Man
  • Lionel Richie - Can’t Slow Down
  • Luther Vandross - Never Too Much
  • Madonna - Like A Virgin
  • Marvin Gaye - What’s Going On?
  • Metallica - Master Of Puppets
  • Michael Jackson - Off The Wall
  • Neil Young - Harvest
  • Nine In Nails - The Downward Spiral
  • Nirvana - MTV Unplugged In New York
  • Oasis - Definitely Maybe
  • Oliver Nelson - The Blues and The Abstract Truth
  • Paul Simon - Graceland
  • Simon & Garfunkel- Bridge Over Troubled Water
  • Peter Frampton - Frampton Comes Alive
  • Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
  • Pixies - Doolittle
  • Pulp - Different Class
  • Queen - A Night At The Opera
  • Rage Against The Machine - Rage Against The Machine
  • Rodriguez- Searching For Sugar Man
  • Rolling Stones - Exile On Main Street
  • Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dreams
  • Steely Dan - Aja
  • Supergrass - I Should Coco
  • Suede - Coming Up
  • Toto - Toto IV
  • U2 - Joshua Tree


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Used to love em. But 'bono' is a paedophile with ties to Epstein's holiday island. Flight logs, you name it... Fuck them.
It would be wrong to assume that everyone who went there did so for that reason. The benefit of the doubt is important enough when it comes to little matters. When it comes to something like that, it's enormously important. Don't let the severity and depravity of a potential crime blind you to the importance of innocent until proven guilty.

Also, it stands to reason that some celebrities were there to lend credibility to everything else going on, and it would have been figures with power who would be the ones to be blackmailed or used for influence, making Bono an even less likely target. Bono is popular, but he has no power beyond his fame.

I'm also guessing that there were other political figures and business men who were never propositioned, and who were also there to create the illusion of credibility.
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Well we are just gonna pick our fav's so here's mine

Led Zeppelin, 4 and Physical Graffiti
Iron Maiden, Number of the Beast and Powerslave
Judas Priest, British Steel
AC/DC, Flick of the Switch and Back in Black and Let there Be Rock
Guns N Roses, Appetite for Destruction
Deep Purple, Machine Head,
Metallica, Ride the Lightning, Master of Puppets, The Black ALbum and Load
Def Leppard, Pyromania and Hysteria
Black Sabbath, Sabbath Bloody Sabbath, Sabotage and Heaven and Hell
Dio, Holy Diver and the Last in Line
Ozzy, Blizzard of OZ and Diary of a Madman
Rainbow, Rising and Long Live Rock n Roll

and more.
Tool, Lateralus
Muse, Origin of Symmetry
Green Day, Dookie
Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Californincation
Gorillaz, Demon Days
The Offspring, Americana
Megadeth, Rust in Peace, Countdown to Extinction
Metallica, Black Album, Master of Puppets
System of a Down, Toxicity
Rise Against, Siren Song of the Counter Culture

Winter John

My list

Cocteau Twins - Heaven or Las Vegas
The Fall - This Nation’s Saving Grace
Tribe Called Quest - Low End Theory
Dead Kennedys - Frankenchrist
Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works
Pavement - Slanted and Enchanted
Sly and the family stone - There’s a riot going on
McLusky - Do Dallas
Tom Waits - Alice
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