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The albums you should have listened to before you die

The albums you should have listened to before you die

(Yet another bloody meme about compiling the greatest album list of all time. Although of course consuming music via albums is merely a commercial/technical hangover from the 1950s-1990s. We’re all now getting to grips with an era of consumer choice when we can get just the song we want for 79p each – hell, I just showed one of my computerphobic but muso-obsessed friends the power of iTunes UK. There won’t be a similar list circulating the galaxynet in 2047…)

Anyway… copy the list on to your blog, put in bold the ones you have listened to (completely from begining to end) and then add three more albums that you think people should have heard before they turn into their parents – remember, it isn’t necessarily your most favourite albums but the ones you think people should listen to… and when we say listen we mean from track one through to the end…

If you put a link to your follow-on post in the comments of the site where you found it, the chain will be trackable. Maybe!

Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band – The Beatles
London Calling – The Clash
Blood Sugar Sex Magik – Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Think Tank – Blur
This is Hardcore – Pulp
Moon Safari – Air
Elastica – Elastica
Never Mind the Bollocks Here’s the Sex Pistols – Sex Pistols
OK Computer – Radiohead
The Kiss of Morning – Graham Coxon
Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders from Mars – David Bowie
The Wall – Pink Floyd
Setting Sons – The Jam
America Beauty – The Grateful Dead
Toxicity – System of a Down
Train a Comin’ – Steve Earle
Folksinger – Phranc
Come From the Shadows – Joan Baez
Bat out of Hell – Meatloaf
The River – Bruce Springsteen
The Very Best of Joan Armatrading – Joan Armatrading
Copperhead Road – Steve Earle
Dark Side of the Moon – Pink Floyd
Brothers In Arms – Dire Straits
Outside – David Bowie

(Not doing too well, am I?)

My additions to the list:

Passionoia – Black Box Recorder
Version 2.0 – Garbage
Too Young To Die (Greatest Hits) – St. Etienne

(via troubled diva, who got it from clear blue skies)

3 Comments

  • Joe G

    Um, you’ve never heard OK Computer? Ziggy Stardust? My mind is boggled. Sgt Pepper is far from the best Beatles album too. I wouldn’t bother with Outside or a lot of the AOR drivel on that list either.”Albums people should have heard before they turn into their parents”? Dire Straits? Hahahahahahahaha!

  • wot no PSB?

  • I've heard Blood Sugar Sex Magick and do recommend it. However, my post today is a tribute to a turd and/or Robert Plant.

    So you see how much of a hipster I am 😛

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