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Re: Your own ultimate list of albums...only ten!

Postby toomanyhatz » 27 Feb 2018, 18:10

Revolver
Marquee Moon
Velvets and Nico
Please to See the King
Highway 61
Farewell Aldebaran
Lick My Decals Off, Baby
Whatevershebringswesing
Pet Sounds
Piper at the Gates of Dawn

The top five are pretty much always there, the bottom five are always in the discussion but may vary. Ask me tomorrow and, etc.
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Re: Your own ultimate list of albums...only ten!

Postby The Modernist » 27 Feb 2018, 19:49

joklend wrote:I've just turned 30 so I wouldn't know a later perspective, but given that Unknown Pleasures is my only survivor from my teenage favourites (the Kraftwerk and Aphex were close but just a little bit later maybe) it does suggest some kind of re-assessment through the years. I think I've got everything out of rock music that I ever will, though.


That's how I felt when I turned 30, which isn't to say I never listen to rock albums, but other genres are more exciting for me to explore.

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Re: Your own ultimate list of albums...only ten!

Postby Penk! » 27 Feb 2018, 20:11

The Modernist wrote:
joklend wrote:I've just turned 30 so I wouldn't know a later perspective, but given that Unknown Pleasures is my only survivor from my teenage favourites (the Kraftwerk and Aphex were close but just a little bit later maybe) it does suggest some kind of re-assessment through the years. I think I've got everything out of rock music that I ever will, though.


That's how I felt when I turned 30, which isn't to say I never listen to rock albums, but other genres are more exciting for me to explore.


Speaking as someone who is in his early thirties I have to say that I spent a lot of my twenties listening to other esoteric underground techno and mega obscure Brazilian grooves, but have regressed to rock of late. Now I'm 33 and listen to nothing but Whitesnake and Uriah Heep.
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Postby BooHooHoo » 27 Feb 2018, 20:48

Yes I myself am about to start the Zambian leg of my African trip and I hope to find some tribes there who haven’t even heard of an ‘electric guitar’ and instead make music from seeds and fruit - how exciting that would be!
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Postby Count Machuki » 27 Feb 2018, 20:56

Super-Jank wrote:Yes I myself am about to start the Zambian leg of my African trip and I hope to find some tribes there who haven’t even heard of an ‘electric guitar’ and instead make music from seeds and fruit - how exciting that would be!


You know, you might try this one group----

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Postby BooHooHoo » 27 Feb 2018, 21:43

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Walk In My Shadow wrote:How's old Zilth, by the way?


He's alright, but not collecting as feverishly as I.

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Re: Your own ultimate list of albums...only ten!

Postby Quaco » 28 Feb 2018, 00:48

joklend wrote:I've just turned 30 so I wouldn't know a later perspective, but given that Unknown Pleasures is my only survivor from my teenage favourites (the Kraftwerk and Aphex were close but just a little bit later maybe) it does suggest some kind of re-assessment through the years. I think I've got everything out of rock music that I ever will, though.

What other "rock" artists did you explore? I can't help but wonder since you say that all that has stuck with you is the first Joy Division. Not meant as an insult, I sincerely can't fathom this.
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Re: Your own ultimate list of albums...only ten!

Postby joklend » 28 Feb 2018, 06:47

Quaco wrote:
joklend wrote:I've just turned 30 so I wouldn't know a later perspective, but given that Unknown Pleasures is my only survivor from my teenage favourites (the Kraftwerk and Aphex were close but just a little bit later maybe) it does suggest some kind of re-assessment through the years. I think I've got everything out of rock music that I ever will, though.

What other "rock" artists did you explore? I can't help but wonder since you say that all that has stuck with you is the first Joy Division. Not meant as an insult, I sincerely can't fathom this.


It's not the only one that stuck with me. Just the only that was in my top ten list on this thread. When I said 'survivor', I was referring just to that.

I had a Beatles obsession to rival anyone's at 14/15. I then discovered a bit of punk and 80s/90s alt/indie. I got quite heavily into electronic a bit later.

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Re: Your own ultimate list of albums...only ten!

Postby ConnyOlivetti » 28 Feb 2018, 14:39

Wailer and Ubu! Great ones!
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Postby Your Friendly Neighbourhood Postman » 28 Feb 2018, 15:30

ConnyOlivetti wrote:Wailer and Ubu! Great ones!


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Re: Your own ultimate list of albums...only ten!

Postby Quaco » 28 Feb 2018, 18:10

joklend wrote:
Quaco wrote:
joklend wrote:I've just turned 30 so I wouldn't know a later perspective, but given that Unknown Pleasures is my only survivor from my teenage favourites (the Kraftwerk and Aphex were close but just a little bit later maybe) it does suggest some kind of re-assessment through the years. I think I've got everything out of rock music that I ever will, though.

What other "rock" artists did you explore? I can't help but wonder since you say that all that has stuck with you is the first Joy Division. Not meant as an insult, I sincerely can't fathom this.


It's not the only one that stuck with me. Just the only that was in my top ten list on this thread. When I said 'survivor', I was referring just to that.

I had a Beatles obsession to rival anyone's at 14/15. I then discovered a bit of punk and 80s/90s alt/indie. I got quite heavily into electronic a bit later.

It's still hard to imagine that you aren't still finding things to get out of rock music, but I understand what you're saying now!
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Re: Your own ultimate list of albums...only ten!

Postby C » 28 Feb 2018, 19:12

PENK wrote:Now I'm 33 and listen to nothing but Whitesnake and Uriah Heep.


Good lad.

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Postby Your Friendly Neighbourhood Postman » 28 Feb 2018, 19:15

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PENK wrote:Now I'm 33 and listen to nothing but Whitesnake and Uriah Heep.


Good lad.

Yes, good lad

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Postby Loki » 02 Mar 2018, 17:55

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The first 4 are the first ones I owned and played a lot, circa 1968-70 [as a 10-12 year old]

Jimi I got into becuz of my bestie's older brother

Badfinger was a favourite in '72, and ever since

Moved to Detroit in 1973 - discovered Bowie and Roxy; got heavily into them and LZ.

Came to Iggy later
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Re: Your own ultimate list of albums...only ten!

Postby Ghost of Harry Smith » 03 Mar 2018, 03:19

Diamond Dog wrote:Those "Ten Albums That Defined My Life".


Is that how we’re defining “Ultimate”? Some of you have chosen some personal and idiosyncratic favourites; others a list that traces your historical development as a music enthusiast; others offer a top 10 of choices that could be objectively argued as some of the greatest and most significant in the canon.

The latter better fits the actual definition of “ultimate” but is arguably the least interesting approach. Probably overthinking it but my choices for each would differ hugely.