"Desert Island" music lists...

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"Desert Island" music lists...

Post by socalledfan » Sep 26th 2002, 12:51 pm

Has anyone seen the movie "High Fidelity"? John Cusack's main character is always making "Top 5" lists. I thought it might be fun for us to do personal lists of music we can't live without...we've done movie lists, now it's time to get to know each other's musical tastes! Gotta pass the time until those precious DVDs arrive, huh? :lol:

Anyway...I couldn't just pick five....so here is

SCF's Top Ten List of CDs I'd Need if Stranded on a Desert Isle: :P

Radiohead- OK Computer
The Beatles- Abbey Road
Sarah McLachlan- Solace
Ella Fitzgerald- Something to Live For
Portishead- Dummy
Depeche Mode- Violator
Tori Amos- Little Earthquakes
Otis Redding- The Very Best of...
Stevie Wonder- Songs in the Key of Life
Simon and Garfunkel- Greatest Hits



This list would probably change if you asked me next week...but this is what I'm going with for now.

Your turn!!! :D

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Post by Natasha (candygirl) » Sep 26th 2002, 3:03 pm

Hey SCF! My friend and I were just talking about the same thing the other day. Quite possibly because we both LOVE High Fidelity.

:D

The one condition of our list was no "best of/greatest hits" or compilations because it seemed like cheating.

That kicked the Immaculate Collection right off my list. :(

I will have to pare my list down to 10 selections now.

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Post by socalledfan » Sep 26th 2002, 3:38 pm

Hey there, candygirl! :D

Eh, cheating shmeating. 8) You officially have my permission to add best of/greatest hits albums. LOL... I have two on mine...well technically three, the Ella Fitzgerald is a compilation.

Have fun!
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Post by Natasha (candygirl) » Sep 26th 2002, 4:56 pm

Hmmm, I don't know if that will make it harder or easier to make my list!

Harder because now I get to add more CDs which means I have to take others off.

Easier because I get to include the Immaculate Collection.

:wink:

This is going to drive me crazy all day!

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Post by pgh kenny » Sep 26th 2002, 5:32 pm

AHHHHHHH - I SUCK I CAN'T STOP AT TEN. Maybe someone can help me vote 8 CD's off the island so I can confirm to the 10 CD rule.

The Velvet Underground and Nico - The Velvet Underground
Best of Sugar Hill Gang - Rappers Delight
Smiths - Louder than bombs
James - Laid
Sky Cries Mary - Moonbathing
Tori Amos - Boys for Pele
Pixies - Trompe Le Monde
Meat Beat Manifesto - Subliminal Sandwich
Stabbing Westward - Wither, Blister, Burn and Peel
Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream
BranVan3000 - Glee
Eve's Plum - Envy
Tom Tom Club - Dark Sneak Love Action
Big Head Todd and the Monsters - Live
Blind Mellon - Change
Dead Milkman - Big Lizard in My Backyard
Erasure- Pop 20 hits

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Post by starbug » Sep 27th 2002, 5:41 am

To limit it to just 5 (because once I get into these things it's like a flood)...

Simon & Garfunkel - the complete works (technically 3 CD's but you'll be lenient with me I hope)
Jewel - This Way
Guns & Roses - Appetite for Destruction -
Charango - Morcheeba
Nevermind - Nirvana

Thus, there should be something to cover my every mood

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Post by ClarenceWorley » Sep 27th 2002, 6:59 am

Yay, another list. :)

And my list, in no particular order;
  • Radiohead - The Bends
    The Paradise Motel - Flight Paths
    Pixies - Doolittle
    Tori Amos - Little Earthquakes
    The Whitlams - Eternal Nightcap
    Garbage - Garbage
    Eels - Beautiful Freak
    Live - Throwing Copper
    Turin Brakes - The Optimist Lp
    Beck - Odelay
I too, couldn't be limited by only 5. Also, I really wanted to include Buffalo Tom's Asides, but sadly that's a 'Best of'.
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Post by Debs » Sep 27th 2002, 7:57 am

This is very hard to do! Like everyone else, my choice of music really depends on my mood. I love rock, 80s pop, moody stuff and music to mellow out to. So I'm sorry, I just can't whittle it down any further. Here's my list as it stands today.

U2 - Rattle & Hum
Stereophonics - Just Enough Education to Perform
Pearl Jam - Ten
Aerosmith - Big Ones
Alanis Morissette - Under Rug Swept
Sheryl Crowe - The Globe Sessions
Tracy Chapman - New Beginning
Norah Jones - Come Away with Me
Jamiroquai - A Funk Odyssey
Dirty Dancing
More Dirty Dancing
Madonna - True Blue
Madonna - Like a Prayer

But all this could easily change tomorrow :wink:
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Post by pgh kenny » Sep 27th 2002, 8:17 am

These lists tell me that MSCL fans have great taste in music. My favorites from other people's lists:

Jamiroquai - A Funk Odyssey (Debs)
Pixies - Doolittle (ClarenceWorley)
Eels - Beautiful Freak (ClarenceWorley)
Nevermind - Nirvana (starbug)
Depeche Mode- Violator (socalledfan)

Yeah, most of these songs were released before clearchannel bought out most of the music industry. Or maybe we are all just about 28 years old.

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Post by Nostradamus » Sep 27th 2002, 9:23 am

I tend to suffer even more than most from the syndrome of buying a CD to hear the one or two tracks that I actually like and never even bothering with the other 45 minutes of crap. I also enjoy obscure instrumental music from sources like computer games and TV shows that is rarely if ever made available on CD or any other format. And I am apparently the last person on earth who cannot stand the loud deep bass on most modern sound systems. :x

OK, now that I'm done ranting, here's my Top Five CDs Whose Music I Mostly Enjoy:
  • 1) Enigma MCMXC a.D. -- This is probably the only CD I own which I can listen to all the way through without a dull moment. I'll never forget the time my best friend and I were listening to this while driving through a rugged whitewater canyon heading into a breathtaking fire red sunset!
    2) Buffy The Vampire Slayer The Album -- Good for when I'm feeling depressed and/or evil :twisted:
    3) Haddaway -- Mostly mediocre with a hideous cover but I could hardly do without those first two tracks.
    4) The Saint Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack -- A Dream Within A Dream is one of my favorite pieces of "thinking music".
    5) A Boy Named Charlie Brown -- You can't exactly jam to it, unless you count the Snoopy Dance, but it's a good all-purpose cool background 8)
Honorable Mention: A Beautiful Mind -- IMHO James Horner's crowning achievement, its mood was a bit too specific to make the list.

If you want to know what I mean by obscure, watch the X-Files episode "Deep Throat" and pay attention to Mark Snow's backgrounds, especially during the scenes with Jerry Hardin. That always gives me a bigger high than any illegal drug ever could :mrgreen: .

I'm sure you all think I'm crazy by now, and you would be correct. :P
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Post by starbug » Sep 27th 2002, 9:29 am

ARRGH! I forgot one of the best bands ever in my list. I can't believe I did that... so, allow me to add just one more:

Billy Pilgrim - all good stuff but best album = 'in the time machine'. Beautiful.
best lyrics in first album in song 'get me out of here'.

Oh no. It's started....

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Post by StrawberryGirl » Sep 27th 2002, 10:13 am

Okay, here's mine- put 'em together and you've pretty much got the soundtrack to my life. (btw, we all have amazingly similar music tastes)

Simon and Garfunkel- Greatest Hits
Counting Crows- August and Everything After
Toad the Wet Sprocket- Dulcinea
Tori Amos- Little Earthquakes
Erasure- The Innocents
Madonna- The Immaculate Collection
The So I Married an Ax Murderer Soundtrack
U2- The Joshua Tree
Yaz- Upstairs at Eric's

And number ten is a toss up- help me decide? It's between:
Toad the Wet Sprocket- In Light Syrup
The Some Kind of Wonderful Soundtrack
INXS Greatest Hits
Counting Crows- Across a Wire
OMD- The Best of OMD

Yay! I love making these lists!

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Post by pgh kenny » Sep 27th 2002, 10:31 am

StrawberryGirl wrote:Yaz- Upstairs at Eric's
another blast from the past... we should all start a radio station for MSCL fans.

By the way, does anyone have a satellite radio? I have been in friends' cars who have it - there are 100 channels and it seems really nifty especially since local radio (at least where I live) is so bad. I heard a lot of good obscure songs that radio doesn't play anymore. The radio's are still very expensive but the monthly fee is supposed to be only $12 or $13. Since I don't have cable, I'm thinking getting satellite radio as a guilty pleasure someday soon.

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Post by Debs » Sep 27th 2002, 11:40 am

Ok. I'd like to thank So-Called Fan for totally destroying my concentration today! ALL I CAN THINK OF IS MUSIC!!! I've had a great old time blowing the dust off my CDs and listening to the tracks I've not played in ages. It's like Nostradamus says, some CDs you buy just for one precious track, and then they sit on your shelf just waiting for the next bout of nostalgia. For me, today has been one of those days. So far, I've been a teenager, I've stomped around in the DMs of my early twenties and then sat back and truly 'appreciated' good music, like people do at my age.

So I'd like to suggest we take this thread to another level: if you could have all your odd & favourite tracks on one long-playing CD - the CD of your life - which ones would you choose??

As you can guess, mine are listed below:

Python Lee Jackson - In a Broken Dream
Aerosmith - Dream On (live version with orchestra)
Don Henley - Boys of Summer
Dandy Warhols - Bohemian Like You
The Cardigans - Favourite Game
Sheryl Crowe - Redemption Day
Madonna - Into the Groove (original *non Immaculate* version)
Dead or Alive - Spin me Round
Kylie Minogue - In Your Eyes
Anastacia - I'm Outta Love
The Wallflowers - 6th Avenue Heartache
Jewel - Who will Save your Soul??
All about Eve - Martha's Harbour
Sam Brown - Stop
4 Non Blondes - What's Up??
Culture Club - That's the Way
Tracy Chapman - Remember the Tinman
The Eagles - Hotel California
David Gray - Shine
Alanis Morissette - So Unsexy
Tori Amos - Cornflake Girl
Nina Simone - Feelin' Good
Moulin Rouge - Roxanne
Juliette Lewis - Hardly Wait (Strange Days Soundtrack)
Depeche Mode - Walking in my Shoes
Nickelback - How you Remind Me
Pearl Jam - Jeremy
Sisters of Mercy - Lucretia my Reflection
Stabbing Westward - Shame
Marilyn Manson - I Put a Spell on You
U2 - God Part II

It's taken me the best part of today to come up with this list - believe me, there are more. I won't blame you if you don't want to add your individual tracks because it is time consuming, but I certainly enjoyed myself!

Maybe I should stop acting like a kid in a sweet shop and get on with some work now hey? :(
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Post by Highlander » Sep 27th 2002, 12:32 pm

Gonna cheat as my brain is a little swiss-cheesed at the end of the
day, so gonna use my collection stored on my PC at work! :)

My tastes tend to change over time, so here are some of my faves:

Jack off Jill - Kind hearts grey flowers
Queensryche - Promised Land
The Cure - Disintegration
The Cure - Wish
Stabbing Westward - Wither, Blister, Burn and Peel
Queen Adreena - Drink Me
Tori Amos - Little Earthquakes
The Smiths - The World Won't Listen
Psychedelic Furs - Should God Forget
Sarah Mclachlan - Fumbling Towards Ecstasy

Any modern goth/rock/industrial movie soundtrack!

And if no one is listening some cheesy 80's synth! ( Alphaville, Anything Box ) :lol: :lol:
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