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Title: Essential Cds
Post by: .Kate. on 01 Sep 2005, 13:38
What are your essential CD's that you think everyone should own?  Mine are:

The Moon and Antartica- Modest Mouse
Take Off's and Landings- Rilo Kiley
We Have The Facts and Were Voting Yes- Death Cab For Cutie
Yoshami Battles The Pink Robots- The Flaming Lips
Sea Change- Beck
Automatic For The People- REM
The Bends- Radiohead
Figure 8- Elliott Smith
Title: Essential Cds
Post by: sp2 on 01 Sep 2005, 13:56
There was a thread about this somewhere.  Yeah.
Title: Essential Cds
Post by: Kai on 01 Sep 2005, 15:44
Pretty much every album by these guys:

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El RESIDENTES



There. This thread is officially over.
Title: Essential Cds
Post by: Johnny C on 01 Sep 2005, 16:08
The White Album, Revolver, Rubber Soul. Nobody should be without one of those albums.
Title: Essential Cds
Post by: La Creme on 01 Sep 2005, 16:43
The Beatles - Abbey Road
Jimi Hendrix - Axis Bold As Love
Cream - Disraeli Gears
The "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" Soundtrack
Primus - Sailing The Seas Of Cheese
Miles Davis - Live-Evil
John Coltrane - Giant Steps
Ornetter Coleman - New York Is Now
Charles Mingus - Mingus Ah-Um
Eels - Electro Shock Blues
Modest Mouse - The Moon & Antartica
Oingo Boingo - Only A Lad
Devo - Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!
Led Zeppelin - Houses Of The Holy
The Arcade Fire - Funeral
Tom Waits - Swordfishtrombones ::and:: Raindogs

These are just some of many albums that I think everyone should own. There are many many more.
Title: Essential Cds
Post by: Cpt.Fantastic on 01 Sep 2005, 16:45
Dark Side Of The Moon - Pink Floyd
In The Aeroplane Over The Sea - Neutral Milk Hotel
You're A Woman, I'm A Machine - Death From Above 1979
London Calling - The Clash
I - Led Zeppelin
Title: Essential Cds
Post by: ASturge on 01 Sep 2005, 16:48
Stars - Set Yourself on Fire
The Decemberists - Castaways and Cutouts
The Dresden Dolls - self titled i think...
NMH - On Avery Island
Olivia Tremor Control - A Dusk at Cubist Castle
Title: Essential Cds
Post by: Kid Modernist on 01 Sep 2005, 16:49
Radiohead - Kid A
Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto - Getz/Gilberto
The Cure - Disintegration
Fela Kuti - Roforofo Fight
The Doors - The Doors
Sublime - 40 Oz. to Freedom
The Beatles - The White Album
Title: Essential Cds
Post by: Merkava on 01 Sep 2005, 16:51
The Dismemberment Plan - Emergency & I
The Dismemberment Plan - The Dismemberment Plan is Terrified
Mock Orange - Mind is Not Brain
Mock Orange - Nines and Sixes
Pavement - Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
Pavement - Slanted and Enchanted
Modest Mouse - The Moon and Antarctica
Death Cab for Cutie - We Have the Facts and We're Voting Yes
The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
Bear Vs. Shark - Terrorhawk
Destroyer - Streethawk, A Seduction
Neil Young - After the Gold Rush
Neil Young - Harvest
Television - Marquee Moon
Richard Hell and the Voidoids - Blank Generation
The Beatles - Revolver
The Beatles - Abbey Road
The Beatles - Rubber Soul
The Walkmen - Everyone Who Pretended to Like Me is Gone
The Walkmen - Bows and Arrows
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists - The Tyranny of Distance
Title: Essential Cds
Post by: SpacemanSpiff on 01 Sep 2005, 16:53
At the Drive-In - Relationship Of Command
North of America - This Is Dancefloor Numerology
North of America - Brothers, Sisters
Drive Like Jehu - Yank Crime
Shellac - At Action Park
Lightning Bolt - Wonderful Rainbow
Dave Brubeck - Time Out
Beatles - Abbey Road
Title: Essential Cds
Post by: La Creme on 01 Sep 2005, 17:55
Word to the Brubeck.

Essential Jazz:
Miles Davis - 7 Steps To Heaven *and* Kind Of Blue *and* Live-Evil
Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Bud Powell, Charles Mingus, and Max Roach - Jazz At Masey Hall
Lee Morgan - Cornbread
John Coltrane - Blue Train *and* Giant Steps *and* A Love Supreme
Ornette Coleman - New York Is Now *and* The Shape Of Jazz That Is Come
Dave Brubeck - Time Out
Gary Burton - any CD with "Lines" on it.
Thelonious Monk - Criss-Cross *and* Straight, No Chaser
Jimmy Smith/Wes Montgomery - The Dynamic Duo
Jimmy Smith - The Sermon
Wes Montgomery - The Incredible Jazz Guitar
Clifford Brown/Max Roach - all the stuff they did together.
Charles Mingus - Mingus Ah-Um
Herbie Hancock - Maiden Voyage *and* Headhunters

Yeah. There's plenty more.
Title: Essential Cds
Post by: Gryff on 01 Sep 2005, 20:23
Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited ::and:: Blonde on Blonde
Title: Essential Cds
Post by: dancarter on 01 Sep 2005, 21:17
Oh geez, this is always hard as it seems to change often....right now it looks like this:

1. Skinny Puppy - VIVIsectVI
2. Tom Waits - Blue Valentines
3. Haujobb - Solutions for a Small Planet/ninety-nine
4. Iszoloscope - Au Seuil du Neant
5. Antigen Shift - Implicit Structures
6. The Smiths - The Queen is Dead/Meat is Murder
7. Android Lust - Stripped and Stitched
8. Coil - Love's Secret Domain
9. Throbbing Gristle - Live December 2004 A Souvenir Of Camber Sands
10. Chris Connely - Shipwreck
Title: Essential Cds
Post by: Kid Modernist on 01 Sep 2005, 21:41
Quote from: La Creme


Ornette Coleman - New York Is Now *and* The Shape Of Jazz That Is Come


Actually, it's "The Shape of Jazz to Come"
Title: Essential Cds
Post by: McTaggart on 02 Sep 2005, 04:01
No Moon Safari? You all dissappoint me.
Title: Essential Cds
Post by: KharBevNor on 02 Sep 2005, 06:44
I do not own or have not downloaded almost all of these CD's. Woohoo.

Ones not mentioned so far (as far as I remember, I skimmed). Rough chronological order:

Tom Lehrer - An Evening Wasted With...
Bob Dylan - The Times They Are A-Changin'/The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
Johnny Cash - At San Quentin
Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon/Meddle
Black Sabbath - Paranoid
Genesis - Selling England By the Pound/The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
The Sex Pistols - Never Mind the Bollocks, Heres...
Bauhaus  - In the Flat Field(+Bela Lugosi's Dead or Crackle)
The Anti-Nowhere League - We Are The League
Dead Can Dance - Box Set 1981-1998 (A choice is impossible)
Slayer - Reign in Blood
Venom - Black Metal
The Sisters of Mercy - Floodland
Iron Maiden - Powerslave
Sol Invictus - The Death of the West
Sabbat - History of a Time to Come
Judas Priest - Painkiller
Burzum - Burzum w/ Aske EP
Darkthrone - A Blaze in the Northern Sky/Transilvanian Hunger
Inkubus Sukkubus - Beltaine
KMFDM - Angst
Type O Negative - Bloody Kisses
Bathory - Blood on Ice

Listen to that lot and leave with your musical tastes intact. I dares ya.
Title: Essential Cds
Post by: Merkava on 02 Sep 2005, 07:22
I think that Bob Dylan's Blood on the Tracks is the best thing he has ever recorded. Definently a must-buy.
Title: Essential Cds
Post by: Jeridus on 02 Sep 2005, 13:02
Quote from: La Creme
Miles Davis - 7 Steps To Heaven *and* Kind Of Blue *and* Live-Evil


... What about Birth Of Cool?
Title: Essential Cds
Post by: La Creme on 02 Sep 2005, 14:40
While Birth of the Cool is a great CD, I don't think it's an essential. But, it is in the 5 phases of Miles.

* Birth of the Cool
** Workin' With the Miles Davis Quartet (or any of the other qaurtet cds)
*** Kind Of Blue
**** Nefertiti
***** Bitch's Brew
Title: Essential Cds
Post by: Skibas_clavicle on 02 Sep 2005, 18:53
Beatles - Hard Days Night, White Album, Abbey Road, Revolver
Mogwai - Rock Action
Ted Leo/Rx - The Tyranny of Distance
Built To Spill - Keep It Like A Secret
DCFC - Transatlantacism
Beastie Boys - Hello Nasty
Four Tet - Rounds
Alkaline Trio - Goddamnit, Maybe I'll Catch Fire, S/T, From Here To Infirmary
DFA179 - You're A Woman, I'm A Machine
Jawbreaker - Dear You
Metric - Old World Underground, Where Are You Now?
Matthew Good Band - Beautiful Midnight
The Misfits - American Psycho
Wilco - AM, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
Elliot Smith - Either/Or
Weezer - Pinkerton, Green Album
The Cure - Disintegration, Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me
The Album Leaf - In A Safe Place
Sebadoh - Harmacy
The Pixies - Doolittle
Hot Water Music - Caution
Title: Essential Cds
Post by: Merkava on 02 Sep 2005, 19:22
Oh,  I forgot about Built to Spill!

There's Nothing Wrong With Love and Keep it Like a Secret are total must-haves. Personally, Perfect From Now On is my fav, but it's not as easy to get into as the other two.
Title: Essential Cds
Post by: SeanBateman on 02 Sep 2005, 19:26
Wilco-All of em
Ryan Adams-Gold, Heartbreaker
Uncle Tupelo-All of em
Johnny Cash-Live at Folsom Prison
Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros-all of em
All of the Clash, cept cut the crap
eels-electro shock blues
Bob Dylan-Blood on the Outtakes, Highway 61
Beck-All of em cept mellow gold
there's so much MORE
Title: Essential Cds
Post by: Merkava on 02 Sep 2005, 19:56
I forgot the best of all...

The Talking Heads - The Name of the Band is the Talking Heads

Probably the best live compilation (and superior to the famous Stop Making Sense) of one of the best bands you're likely to hear.
Title: Essential Cds
Post by: JLM on 02 Sep 2005, 20:46
Quote from: KharBevNor


Listen to that lot and leave with your musical tastes intact. I dares ya.


Shouldn't be too hard to leave with my taste intact.  Anything involving Pete Steele pretty much guarantees it (I don't think Type O Negative can ever be forgiven for October Rust).

See, for me, Screaming For Vengance was overall a better Priest album, although Painkiller was a lot harder.

My favorite Bauhaus was actually Rest In Peace: The Final Concert (which later became an ironic title; stupid bands reuniting) which I unfortunately no longer own.

KMFDM failed to impress me live, although recorded they aren't that bad.

And I'm surprised you didn't include My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult's Confessions of a Knife.  I figured it'd be right up your alley.

Good looks on most of the others though.  The ones I recognize, anyways. :P
Title: Essential Cds
Post by: Sythe on 02 Sep 2005, 21:36
The Moody Blues - To My Children's Clildren's Children
Bob Dylan - Infedels
Title: Essential Cds
Post by: edwartica on 02 Sep 2005, 21:47
Elvis Costello - All this Useless Beauty
Over The Rhine - Good dog, Bad Dog
Ladtyron - 604
Chagall Guevera (self titled)
The Innocence Mission - Glow
The Violet Burning - Demonstrates Plastic and Elastic
The Prayer Chain - Mercury
Belle and Sebastian - If you're feeling sinister
Rilo Kiley - Take offs and landings

OK, I'll stop there.
Title: Essential Cds
Post by: KharBevNor on 02 Sep 2005, 22:03
Quote from: JLM


Shouldn't be too hard to leave with my taste intact.  Anything involving Pete Steele pretty much guarantees it (I don't think Type O Negative can ever be forgiven for October Rust).


What's wrong with October Rust o.o

Yeah, what you're forgetting though you see, along with a lot of others, is that this is an 'essential records' list. Not a 'your favourite records of all time' list. It should be the basics and the classics, with personal bias of course, but still. There's no Skyclad on the list for example, unthinking for me. And there's many better punk albums than Never Mind the Bollocks, however it has to be included for it's seminal nature. There are tonnes of classic albums and artists from every genre left off (I'd mention Siouxsie and the Banshees, Nosferatu and Christian Death for goth before MLWtTKK personally), but that's besides the point. I tried to fulfill the purpose, with only a few cop-outs (seriously though, that Dead Can Dance box set will be some of the best money you ever spend). Now, if we were talking 'essential black metal albums'* or something, it would be totally different of course.

*For black black, the Burzum, Venom and Darkthrone listed, plus Mayhem - De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas, Immortal - Battles in the North, Emperor - In the Nightside Eclipse, Ulver - Nattens Madrigal, Sigh - Scorn Defeat, Carpathian Forest - Defending the Throne of Evil, and Bathory - Under the Sign of the Black Mark, and I'll stop there.
Title: Essential Cds
Post by: Luke on 02 Sep 2005, 22:10
Anyone who doesn't own at least the first half of the Franz Ferdinand album is dead inside.
Title: Essential Cds
Post by: JLM on 03 Sep 2005, 00:13
Quote from: KharBevNor


Yeah, what you're forgetting though you see, along with a lot of others, is that this is an 'essential records' list. Not a 'your favourite records of all time' list. It should be the basics and the classics, with personal bias of course, but still. There's no Skyclad on the list for example, unthinking for me. And there's many better punk albums than Never Mind the Bollocks, however it has to be included for it's seminal nature. There are tonnes of classic albums and artists from every genre left off (I'd mention Siouxsie and the Banshees, Nosferatu and Christian Death for goth before MLWtTKK personally), but that's besides the point. I tried to fulfill the purpose, with only a few cop-outs (seriously though, that Dead Can Dance box set will be some of the best money you ever spend). Now, if we were talking 'essential black metal albums'* or something, it would be totally different of course.


No not forgetting that at all.  Painkiller for example, is a great Priest album.  But not nearly as seminal or even essential as Screaming For Vengeance or, better yet, British Steel when considering the strengths and high points for the group's work as a whole.

Similarly, while Angst includes the brilliant "Sucks" and "A Drug Against War," it's nowhere near as "essential" a KMFDM album as Naive.

So in the end, if we're talking about essential albums that everyone should own then we need to think about the term in the abstract, regardless of personal preference in sound and taste.  I'm with you, more or less, on your choices for Bauhaus and even the Sisters of Mercy, as those two choices would no doubt represent the best of their respective works and the defining sound for each specific band.  But whereas Bauhaus represents an essential album, since that was more or less the defining element of the goth sound, I don't know that SoM's Floodland would warrant the same attention.  

So what then is the criteria for essential?  Essential for you is obviously something different than what it is to me, but either way it needs to be something that either (a) shook the foundations of music and/or changed the landscape of a respective sound or genre, and/or (b) represents the absolute best of said genre/artist.  SoM may fall into the b category, but nothing they did was extraordinarily influential.

That said, while I made comments on what you consider to be essential, I never really gave any of my own.  A few:

Queen - A Night At The Opera
David Bowie - The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars
The Beatles - The White Album
Fleetwood Mac - s/t
Orbital - Orbital
The Orb - The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld
Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
Boogie Down Productions - Criminal Minded
Run D.M.C. - Raising Hell
Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
LTJ Bukem Presents - Logical Progression
Metalheadz Presents - Platinum Breakz
Title: Essential Cds
Post by: La Creme on 03 Sep 2005, 00:38
Quote from: Sythe
The Moody Blues - To My Children's Clildren's Children


I'd argue On The Threshold Of A Dream, but all their early stuff really was pretty revolutionary.
Title: too much to read
Post by: PunkisDead on 03 Sep 2005, 02:35
must owns.....

The Smalls- The Smalls
Propaghandi- How to Clean Everything (unless of course your anti-political, anti-gay, and basically if you are any sort of conformist)
Operation Ivy- Energy
Blink 182- Cheshire Cat so you can see how good the band that ruined punk used to be!


I got nothing else to add that hasen't already been stated... that I actually read. I mean there is some really great stuff listed.
Title: Essential Cds
Post by: Reno on 03 Sep 2005, 02:53
the New Pornographers - Mass Romantic
the New Pornographers - Twin Cinema
Broken Social Scene - You Left it in People
the Arcade Fire - Untitled (it is their Debut EP)
the Arcade Fire - Funeral
Modest Mouse - the Moon and Antarctica (many agree here it seems)

Personal thoughts on must owns...

AC Newman - The Slow Wonder (cant believe I had to look the name of that album up)

Neko Case - Tiger Army (I think that is the name of the album at least, dont have it right now so cant look hehe)
Title: Essential Cds
Post by: Praeserpium Machinarum on 03 Sep 2005, 05:52
If I should pick one album that I think everyone should at least have the pleasure of listening to once, it would be:

Under Byen - Det er Mig Der Holder TrŠerne Sammen

Arguably the best danish piece of plastic ever recorded.
Title: Essential Cds
Post by: Kai on 03 Sep 2005, 06:49
Quote from: Merkava

The Talking Heads - The Name of the Band is the Talking Heads

Probably the best live compilation (and superior to the famous Stop Making Sense) of one of the best bands you're likely to hear.



If we're talking about the album version of Stop Making Sense, of course it trumps it; but the video Stop Making Sense is easily better than "The Name of the Band...".  The whole energy of that performance is amazing.


Also, Bitches Brew is way better than anything else Miles Davis did.
Title: Essential Cds
Post by: KharBevNor on 03 Sep 2005, 06:54
Quote from: JLM
whereas Bauhaus represents an essential album, since that was more or less the defining element of the goth sound, I don't know that SoM's Floodland would warrant the same attention.  


I disagree on that. 'Floodland' is, even if it may only really be because of This Corrosion, as stereotypically goth as you can get, in the amount of people that own it, and I believe in their influence as well. There are a good few goth bands who have some influences from the sisters, really. Plus, it's probably more accessible than a lot of Bauhaus.
Title: Essential Cds
Post by: Cpt.Fantastic on 03 Sep 2005, 07:56
Khar - I said Dark Side <_>
Title: Essential Cds
Post by: La Creme on 03 Sep 2005, 10:23
Quote from: Kai
Also, Bitches Brew is way better than anything else Miles Davis did.


Ever heard "Get Up With It"? That's like super-Bitches Brew. I like Live-Evil more personally, but yeah, those three top his fusion work no competition.
Title: Essential Cds
Post by: StrikeThePostman on 03 Sep 2005, 16:11
Quote from: La Creme
Word to the Brubeck.


Word to the word to the Brubeck.

Besides that:

Remain in Light - Talking Heads
Pink Moon - Nick Drake
Squirrel Nut Zippers - Hot
Built to Spill - Perfect From Now On
The Flaming Lips - The Soft Bulletin
Supergrass - In It for the Money
Jeff Buckley - Grace
Anything with Franz Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody No.2

These would be among the first I would give to someone with no respectable (in my mind) musical background, so I call them essential.
Title: Essential Cds
Post by: La Creme on 03 Sep 2005, 16:18
OH MAN! I forgot the Squirrel Nut Zippers! My essential vote for them goes to Perrenial Favorites.
Title: Essential Cds
Post by: Merkava on 03 Sep 2005, 17:42
Quote from: Kai
Quote from: Merkava

The Talking Heads - The Name of the Band is the Talking Heads

Probably the best live compilation (and superior to the famous Stop Making Sense) of one of the best bands you're likely to hear.



If we're talking about the album version of Stop Making Sense, of course it trumps it; but the video Stop Making Sense is easily better than "The Name of the Band...".  The whole energy of that performance is amazing.


Probably, but this is for CD's. I have yet to see the actual live concert/movie of Stop Making Sense, so I can't be a judge. All I know is that just about everyone rates The Name of higher than Making Sense, and I agree.
Title: Essential Cds
Post by: KharBevNor on 03 Sep 2005, 17:51
Quote from: StrikeThePostman

Anything with Franz Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody No.2


Curses for ruining my sense of gleefully outlandish and superior musical taste, I own that on cassette. *shakes fist*

I'll add a few more I thought of:

The Misfits - Static Age
Cock Sparrer - Shock Troops
Napalm Death - Scum
Carcass - Reek Of Putrefaction/Heartwork
Skyclad - Prince of the Poverty Line*
At The Gates - Slaughter of the Soul
Dark Tranquillity - The Gallery
Sopor Aeternus and the Ensemble of Shadows - Dead Lovers Sarabande
Ancient Rites - Dim Carcosa**

*I changed my mind
**Mainly because it's the best album ever. I've never met anyone who'd heard it who didn't like it.
Title: Essential Cds
Post by: Kid Modernist on 03 Sep 2005, 18:15
I'd also like to add Paul Simon's Graceland.
Title: Essential Cds
Post by: Micolithe on 03 Sep 2005, 18:18
Neutral Milk Hotel - In THe Aeroplane Over the Sea
Super Furry Animals - Radiator
Nick Drake - Pink Moon
The Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
Spoon - Girls Can Tell
Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

(list of standard classic-rock must owns go here)
Title: Essential Cds
Post by: KharBevNor on 03 Sep 2005, 18:31
Fuck, I really do own very, very, very few of everyone's suggestions.

And yet I am not going to do anything about this.

Here we see in stark and hideous detail the futility and pointlessness of the internet.
Title: Essential Cds
Post by: SeanBateman on 03 Sep 2005, 19:45
OMG GUYES YOU SHOUDL TOTALLEY LIKE WHATT I LIEK!!!!!111ONE!
Title: Essential Cds
Post by: Kai on 03 Sep 2005, 19:53
Quote from: Merkava

Probably, but this is for CD's. I have yet to see the actual live concert/movie of Stop Making Sense, so I can't be a judge. All I know is that just about everyone rates The Name of higher than Making Sense, and I agree.


If we're talking CDs, then "The Name of The Band" is so massively superior that it makes babies' faces explode. Although I seriously reccomend seeing the movie; it really is the best concert film ever.
Title: Essential Cds
Post by: MysteriumTremendum on 03 Sep 2005, 20:01
I'm going to throw down here, feel free to laugh heartily if necessary!

Rob Dougan - Furious Angels
Prodigy - Experience
Massive Attack - Mezzanine
Portishead - Dummy
Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works Vol.2
Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine, The Fragile
Sneaker Pimps - Becoming X
Faithless - Sunday 8pm
The Ramones - The Ramones
The Stranglers - Rattus Norvegicus
The Jam - Beat Surrender
The Style Council - Our Favourite Shop
The Buzzcocks - Live In Paris
Jesus Jones - Doubt
Inspiral Carpets - Life
The Happy Mondays - Pills 'n' Thrills And Bellyaches
The Stone Roses - Second Coming
Manic Street Preachers - Gold Against The Soul, The Holy Bible
Depeche Mode - Violator
Primal Scream - Vanishing Point
Queensryche - Operation: Mindcrime
Soundgarden - Down On The Upside
Snow Patrol - When It's All Over We Still Have To Clear Up
Ryan Adams - Heartbreaker
The Futureheads - The Futureheads
Title: Essential Cds
Post by: Kai on 03 Sep 2005, 20:06
Bonus points for the Queensryche mention.
Title: Essential Cds
Post by: Merkava on 03 Sep 2005, 20:38
I've heard a lot about Queensryche. They interest me, for some reason or another.
Title: Essential Cds
Post by: StrikeThePostman on 03 Sep 2005, 20:54
Quote from: KharBevNor
Quote from: StrikeThePostman

Anything with Franz Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody No.2


Curses for ruining my sense of gleefully outlandish and superior musical taste, I own that on cassette. *shakes fist*


But you DO agree that it is awesome, right?
Title: Essential Cds
Post by: KharBevNor on 03 Sep 2005, 21:08
Duh.

The Hungarian Minor is the best key EVAR.
Title: For the rocker
Post by: Ian on 04 Sep 2005, 00:29
For the german rockers out there, rammstein's sehnsucht, mutter and reise reise. And hey, even if you dont speak german, they the guitar/bass/drumming/vocal timing will sweep you off your feet. alexisonfire, unless you've been under a rock for the last few years you've probly heard of them, love'em or hate'em. get their newer album "watch out!" cause its rocks hard. And refering to the person who was just dug up from under wence he came, get the billy talent ablum, probly one of the most solid english ablums out there.

so from a scale between 1 and awsome, i'd have to get this a really really good.
Title: Essential Cds
Post by: Johnny C on 04 Sep 2005, 00:51
Oh, fuck, I forgot:

Beck - everything
The Replacements - Tim
Bruce Springsteen - Born In The USA
Bjork - Homogenic, Post, Medulla
Joy Division - Substance, while not an album per se, is goddamn definitive.
R.E.M. - Automatic For The People
Title: Essential Cds
Post by: sp2 on 04 Sep 2005, 12:50
Quote from: Skibas_clavicle
Jawbreaker - Dear You


You obviously meant to write "Jawbreaker - 24 Hour Revenge Therapy."  Type more carefully in the future.

Quote from: Reno
the Arcade Fire - Untitled (it is their Debut EP)


That album was weak.


Other albums unlisted:

The Black Keys - Rubber Factory

Just a great album.

The Mars Volta - Deloused in the Comatorium

The classic new progcore album.  Forget Coheed and Cambria or any of those bands, The Mars Volta are the important new name right now.

Les Savy Fav - The Cat and the Cobra

Very necessary post-punk album.

Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables and Give Me Convenience or Give Me Death

No explanation needed

Velvet Underground - Velvet Underground and Nico

Classic album from the arguably first indie rockers.

Pink Floyd - Piper at the Gates of Dawn

No explanation needed

Jawbreaker - 24 Hour Revenge Therapy

Seriously.  It's Jawbreaker.  It's Jawbreaker's best album.  Ever.  Seriously.
Title: Essential Cds
Post by: Merkava on 04 Sep 2005, 14:30
My list felt empty. Why? I forgot to mention EVERY VELVET UNDERGROUND ALBUM.

Thank you for reminding me, sp2. :D
Title: Essential Cds
Post by: Johnny C on 04 Sep 2005, 14:54
Again, I forgot. Everyone should give No Cities Left by the Dears a listen.
Title: Essential Cds
Post by: Merkava on 04 Sep 2005, 14:55
I love that CD so much. I lost it recently and I can't seem to find it around the house, though. T_T
Title: Essential Cds
Post by: Skibas_clavicle on 04 Sep 2005, 15:14
Quote from: Johnny C
Again, I forgot. Everyone should give No Cities Left by the Dears a listen.


Second'd. Mmmmm, Canadian-ness.
Title: Re: For the rocker
Post by: SpacemanSpiff on 04 Sep 2005, 15:25
Quote from: Ian
For the german rockers out there, rammstein's sehnsucht, mutter and reise reise. And hey, even if you dont speak german, they the guitar/bass/drumming/vocal timing will sweep you off your feet.

Wrong, wrong, wrong. Actually, I am German and I rock. And Rammstein suck harder than a vacuum cleaner powered by a black hole.
Their lyrics alone already give me cancer. In several parts of my body, among them the brain and the ass (the latter one for reasons I have yet to understand).
Title: Essential Cds
Post by: KharBevNor on 04 Sep 2005, 15:44
Yes, but given your list of german artists you don't like, it's clear that you hate music. :p

I dunno, I like Rammsteins lyrics. Maybe if I was a native german speaker, rather than a horribly stilted German student with atrocious grammar, they would seem really cliche to me or something, but I'm not so sure. I like Bloodbath and Mayhem lyrics.

"When the others searched for girls
I could already fertilize myself
I am not even downhearted then
When one tells me go fuck yourself "

^___^
Title: Essential Cds
Post by: Johnny C on 04 Sep 2005, 15:57
DU
DU HAST
DU HAST MICH
Title: Essential Cds
Post by: soak on 04 Sep 2005, 16:09
Why has no one listed New Adventures in Hi-Fi by R.E.M. ?

I see a few references to Automatic for the People, and whilst I also love that album New Adventures is just so more complete and emotive.

Anyhoo my other essential CD's are -

Surfer Rosa - The Pixies (Criminally under represented in this thread!)
Adore - The Smashing Pumpkins
Mutations - Beck
Homogenic - Bj÷rk
In A Beautiful Place Out In The Country [EP] - Boards of Canada
Enjoy the Melodic Sunshine - Cosmic Rough Riders
Discovery - Daft Punk
Daisies of the Galaxy - Eels
Asleep in the Back - Elbow
XO - Elliot Smith
The Downward Spiral - N.I.N.
Screamidelica - Primal Scream
OK Computer - Radiohead
Chutes to Narrow - The Shins
┴gŠtis Byrjun - Sigur Rˇs
Pinkerton - Weezer
Title: Essential Cds
Post by: Cpt.Fantastic on 04 Sep 2005, 16:40
Nobody mentioned NAiH-F because 'Automatic...' owns its ass. Simple.
Title: Essential Cds
Post by: soak on 04 Sep 2005, 17:20
What!!!

E-Bow the Letter and New Test Leper are two of the best R.E.M. songs ever!

Automatic is very very cool but its a bit of a singles album (nightswimming kicks ass tho).
Title: Essential Cds
Post by: Kai on 05 Sep 2005, 14:21
Quote from: sp2

Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables and Give Me Convenience or Give Me Death

No explanation needed



I was just about to come in here and post the Dead Kennedys; because, as you know, they totally kick ass.
Title: Essential Cds
Post by: tails on 06 Sep 2005, 16:46
Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
Pink Floyd - Meddle
Broken Social Scene - You Forgot It In People
Clinic - Internal Wrangler
Elliott Smith - Either/Or
The Flaming Lips - The Soft Bulletin
Menomena - I am the Fun Blame Monster
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
Radiohead - OK Computer
Teenage Fanclub - Man-Made
Television - Marquee Moon
Wilco - Summer Teeth
Title: Essential Cds
Post by: jenderbender on 07 Sep 2005, 14:14
Hmm....essentials...

David Bowie-Diamond Dogs
Jefferson Airplane-Feed your Head live 67-69 (if not purely for White Rabbit)
Brazilian Girls (album by same name)
Rufus Wainwright-Poses
The Who-Quadrophenia
Pink Floyd-The Wall

Essential Soundtracks:
Almost Famous
Empire Records
(I know I'm gonna get it) Clueless (It is a good soundtrack, despite the crappiness of the movie....)
Tommy
Title: Essential Cds
Post by: jenderbender on 07 Sep 2005, 14:18
A cool little side note: The New Pornographers are going to be playing at the WIDR Barking Tuna Fest Oct 7 here at Western Michigan University (Which is the college I go to). Thought I'd just inform ya, I don't really know why.....
Title: Essential Cds
Post by: Kai on 07 Sep 2005, 15:50
I'm sure there's a New Pornographers thread somewhere. Go search for it.
Title: Essential Cds
Post by: happybirthdaygelatin on 07 Sep 2005, 16:22
I wish White Rabbit would never have been concieved, if only for the several occasions I was too lazy/drinks were to cheap to leave a bar where people for some reason felt they had to do karaoke versions of it.  That could just be me though.

Since lists are hip.  GWAR-Scumdogs of the Universe.  Mclusky - Mclusky Do Dallas.  Crass - The Feeding of 5000.  Subhumans - The Day the Country Died.  Citizen Fish - Thirst.  Modest Mouse - Lonesome Crowded West.  I felt there was more then this when I started the list but that is all that is coming out off the top of my head.
Title: Essential Cds
Post by: El Opium on 07 Sep 2005, 18:34
Discounting my taste is silly-wank experimental music I consider the following extremly worthwhile.
Kinks-Are The Village Green Preservation Society
Black Sabbath-Paranoid
Neil Young-Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
Can-Tago Mago
Sonic Youth-EVOL/Sister/Daydream Nation (It's hard for me to pick)
Wire-Pink Flag/Chairs Missing/154
My Bloody Valentine-Isn't Anything
Kraftwerk-Trans Europe Express
Slowdive-Souvlaki
The Jesus and Mary Chain-Psychocandy
Mercury Rev-Desserter's Songs
Slint-Spiderland
Polvo-Cor Crane Secret

Man, I put more straight 'indie' albums in there than I thought. I feel so dirty.
Title: Essential Cds
Post by: Not An Addict on 07 Sep 2005, 19:13
I'm not nearly as schooled in the ways of indie/punk/prog bands as the rest of you, so if you're in a poppier mood, these are essential:

Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
Depeche Mode - Violator
Madonna - The Immaculate Collection
Garbage - Version 2.0
Janet Jackson - The Velvet Rope (for artistic merit) or Rhythm Nation (for durability)
Oasis - Definitely Maybe
Michael Jackson - Thriller
Underworld - 1992-2002
New Order - Substance
No Doubt - Tragic Kingdom
Blondie - Parallel Lines
Daft Punk - Homework
Nirvana - Nirvana (or Nevermind, for you pesky purists)
Bjork - Homogenic
Pretenders - Pretenders
Title: Essential Cds
Post by: SeanBateman on 07 Sep 2005, 19:13
Quote from: sp2
A whole bunch of bands, most of whom are really good.


The problem with your list is the Mars Volta. They Fucking Suck.
Title: Essential Cds
Post by: La Creme on 07 Sep 2005, 19:53
Quote from: Ray
GWAR-Scumdogs of the Universe


Ok, for Slaughterama and Horror Of Yig, but I still have a deep and unbreakeable love for "This Toilet Earth"... "Violence Has Arrived" can come too.
Title: Essential Cds
Post by: happybirthdaygelatin on 08 Sep 2005, 11:49
It's more for the fact it's the first GWAR album I had heard extensively.  Plus Maggots, Sick of You and the one's you mentioned.  I don't even own most of those that I listed, I was going for stuff that was formative to who I am, etc.

Quote from: SeanBateman
The problem with your list is the Mars Volta. They Fucking Suck.


I was thinking the same thing, except about the Velvet Underground.