A "must-have" short list
Dec 12, 2007 at 6:48 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 4


Headphoneus Supremus
Nov 6, 2002
Here is my problem. I've got to expand a bit a CDs collection, in a place where young adults (24-30 year old) are living. The classical music side is well covered already, with about 200 CDs of all styles and periods. There are some jazz CDs and LPs. Rock (on the largest meaning of the word) is totally out. Let's say I can add about 10 cds. They must please everyone and cover as many style as possible (we can leave out anything too hard).

Well, there are at least those cds in the current collection:

Arcade Fire : Funeral, Neon Bible
Belle and Sebastian: If you're feeling sinister, The Life Pursuit
Bob Dylan: Essentials
Cowboy Junkies: Early 21st Century Blues
Eric Clapton: MTV unplugged
Pearl Jam: Live at Spodek Arena, Katowice
Stevie Ray Vaughan: Live at Carnegie Hall
Tori Amos: Little Earthquakes

What should I add ?
Dec 12, 2007 at 7:49 PM Post #2 of 4


Headphoneus Supremus
Nov 5, 2002
10? Hehehe, what a silly idea

David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust
Brian Eno - Before and After Science
Talking Heads - More Songs About Buildings and Food
Neil Young - After The Gold Rush
Joan Armatrading - Show Some Emotion
Cat Power - Moon Pix
PJ Harvey - Rid of You
Graham Parker - Squeezing Out Sparks
Beatles - Rubber Soul
The Clash - London Calling

uh oh ... is that ten already? But what about

Rolling Stones - Flowers/Let It Bleed/Beggar's Banquet/Sticky Fingers/Exile
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
Yo La Tengo - Heart Beating
The Who - Who's Next
Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True
Joni Mitchell - Blue
and Laika, Pavement, Tricky, Stevie Wonder, Nirvana, Love, The Band, Joy Division, Tom Waits, Velvet Underground, Jimi Hendrix, Television, The Kinks, Beach Boys, Marvin Gaye, Modern Lovers, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, ..........
Dec 12, 2007 at 8:19 PM Post #3 of 4


Headphoneus Supremus
Feb 12, 2007
10 off the top of my head.

London calling-the Clash.
Sergeant Peppers- Beatles.
Dr Buzzards Original Buzzard band- Dr Buzzards Original Buzzard band.
Low End Theory - Tribe called quest.
Sunday at the Village vanguard- Bill Evans.
Kind of Blue- Miles.
Return to Forever- Return to Forever.
D-Train- D-Train.
Passions of a Man- Charles Mingus.
Keep it like a secret- Built to spill

Edit I just read what you actually want music for every body.


Sunday at the Village vanguard.
Kind of blue.
Low end Theory.
Srgt Peppers

The rest some]people will love and others hate.
six left.

Dots and loops - stereolab.
Way too blue- nick drake.
The in crowd- Ramsey Lewis.
Rumors- Fleetwood mack.
Pauls Boutique- Beastie Boys.
Beleza Tropical- Various
Dec 12, 2007 at 8:47 PM Post #4 of 4


Headphoneus Supremus
Jan 22, 2006
10 is awfully small. Can I post 100 instead?

okay okay okay

The Clash - London Calling
Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
Sly & The Family Stone - There's A Riot Goin' On

Public Enemy: It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back
Sonic Youth: Daydream Nation
Talking Heads: Remain In Light

see below

Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
Modest Mouse - The Moon & Antarctica
Broken Social Scene - You Forgot It In People
Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights

Now about the 90s: I could never possibly fit such a small number of albums to get under ten. Tied for Best Album of the 90s:

DJ Shadow - Endtroducing.....
Guided By Voices - Bee Thousand
Pavement - Slanted & Enchanted
Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
Radiohead - OK Computer
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
Flaming Lips - The Soft Bulletin

and let's not even get into the very close seconds (R.E.M. - Automatic For the People, Tortoise - TNT, and many many others...)

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