Help me rebuild my CD collection!
Jun 20, 2009 at 11:27 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 50


Jun 14, 2009
I had my CD collection (over 2000 albums) stolen about 3 months ago and I am looking to start over again and rebuild my horde. To make this fun, I want everyone here to help me! The first 100 albums I am going to buy will be picked from the suggestion everyone gives me in the thread! My question is this; if you were in my shoes and lost all of your music, what would be the first album you would go and pick up? Please limit your choices to CD's only.
Jun 20, 2009 at 11:53 AM Post #3 of 50
Nils Lofgren - "Acoustic Live"
Katie Melua - "Call Off The Search"
Pink Floyd - "The Dark Side of the Moon"
Pink Floyd - "The Division Bell"
Evanescence - "Fallen"
Madonna - "The Immaculate Collection"
Nils Petter Molvær - "Khmer"
Ole Edvard Antonsen - "Landscapes"
Massive Attack - "Mezzanine"
Stax - "The Space Sound CD"
Eric Clapton - "Unplugged"
Diana Krall - "The Very Best Of Diana Krall"
Amethystium - "Aphelion"

And all the albums of these artists:
Øystein Sevåg
Kari Bremnes
Jun 20, 2009 at 12:05 PM Post #4 of 50

I can't tell if you are joking or not?
Jun 20, 2009 at 12:11 PM Post #5 of 50
Uh lets see here,

Alive 2007 - Daft Punk Awesome album
Bonkers volumes.... oh lets say 12, 13 and 15 - (various artists, bro) More awesome albums, plus all of these are 4 CD sets
Synthesized - Sota Fujimori See: alive 2007
Lethal Legacy - Mastery Hey this isn't electronic! Still good stuff though.
Phantasmagoria Mystical Expectation - IOSYS The only IOSYS album with a name not in japanese. A good one, but the mastering on it is uh.... not that good.
(Probably a few more IOSYS CDs but I don't feel like looking up the names)
Swing Holic Volumes 1, 2 and 3. - Swing Holic, obviously Jazz jazz jazz jazz... uh touhou and more jazz.
Selected Ambient Works 85-92 - Aphex Twin Sleeping music

Jun 20, 2009 at 12:27 PM Post #6 of 50

X2 on that, I have the Binaural version, it just doesn't get anymore real.

However I'd also suggest;
10,000 maniacs, MTV unplugged
Beach Boys, Sounds of Summer
Eric Clapton, One More Car, One More Ride
Bob Dylan, Bootleg vol 4, Live at Albert Hall
Marvin Gaye, What's Going On, MFSL
Bruce Hornsby, Harbor Lights
Bob Marley, Ledgend
Kenny Wayne Sheperd, 10 Days out
Diana Krall, Live in Paris
Jun 20, 2009 at 12:55 PM Post #7 of 50
Jun 20, 2009 at 12:59 PM Post #9 of 50
This was harder than I thought, but here is my list.

Grateful Dead - Working Man's Dead
Holly Cole - Temptation
Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue
Dave Brubek - Take Five
John Mayall - Turning Point
Dr John - Afterglow
Allman Brothers - At The Fillmore
Bonzo Dog Band - Tadpoles
Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon
Bonnie Raitt - Sweet Forgiveness

That would hold me for a while. I still listen to live Grateful Dead more than anything else, so I would be downloading and B&P'ing like a mad man for a while.
Jun 20, 2009 at 1:53 PM Post #10 of 50
That's a lot of money lost, let alone listening pleasure

Nine Inch Nails - The Fragile
Black Sabbath - The Best Of Black Sabbath
The Lord Of The Rings: Complete Trilogy
The Chemical Brothers - Singles 93-03
Jun 20, 2009 at 2:03 PM Post #11 of 50
Here's some favorites from my eclectic side. They're all a fun listen and get me out of a rut of listening to the same old.

Skip, Hop & Wobble by Jerry Douglas (with Edgar Meyer and Russ Barenberg)
Edgar Meyer does some amazing playing on track 4 "From Ankara to Izmir"
If/When I get to try some electrostats I'd want to play something from this album.

We Shal Overcome: The Seeger Sessions by Bruce Springsteen
Folk isn't my normal thing, but this album is fun to listen to. It was recorded in Bruce's livingroom with little rehearsal. That results in music that is alive and real, not over-produced.

Euphoria by Leftover Salmon
polyethnic cajun slamgrass
Jun 20, 2009 at 2:03 PM Post #12 of 50
The first three would be easy for me. After that, forget about it. I often wonder what I would do in this situation, and I suspect that I wouldn't repurchase old stuff I was already familiar with (except the three listed below, which I couldn't live without). I think I would just focus on new releases going forward (and I would try not to buy so many and listen more closely to what I did buy). I'm really sorry you lost 2000 CDs.

Rolling Stones - Exile on Main Street
Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique
Pavement - Slanted and Enchanted
Jun 20, 2009 at 2:09 PM Post #14 of 50

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(and I would try not to buy so many and listen more closely to what I did buy).

That's what I think I am going to do at first. That is part of the reason for the thread. I am sure I will find a lot of great stuff I haven't had before thanks to everyone here!
Jun 20, 2009 at 4:35 PM Post #15 of 50
You asked for one, so here's the first one:

Watching the Dark - Richard Thompson

This is a tough call, as I've got about as much music as you lost (condolences), and half of it is jazz.

- Ed

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