Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Desert Island Discs

As seen at Cedric M. Kippers' Magically Bored - The Desert Island Discs challenge.

Rule number 1. You only have room for 25 albums.

Rule number 2. You can only name one album per band.

Rule number 3. They have to be named in order.

Rule number 4. Greatest Hits or compilations are invalid.

So without further ado (or any ado at all) here is the list of 25 records I'd take with me to listen to until the end of my days.

25 - The Cooper Temple Clause - See This Through and Leave

24 - Supergrass - In It For The Money

23 - Gomez - Liquid Skin

22 - Powderfinger - Vulture Street

21 - The Charlatans - The Charlatans

20 - Primal Scream - Exterminator

19 - Michael Jackson - Thriller

18 - The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead

17 - The Jam - Sound Affects

16 - Elbow - ASleep In The Back

15 - The Libertines - Up The Bracket

14 - Radiohead - OK Computer

13 - Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not

12 - The Doors - The Doors

11 - The Bluetones - Return To The Last Chance Saloon

10 - The Coral - The Coral

9 - Small Faces - Ogden's Nut Gone Flake

8 - John Lennon - Imagine

7 - Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited

6 - Stereophonics - Word Gets Around

5 - Oasis - Definitely Maybe

4 - The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour

3 - Super Furry Animals - Radiator

2 - Nirvana - Nevermind

1 - The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses

This isn't the list of my 25 favourite albums - there would be at least another six Beatles albums, and others by Nirvana, Oasis, The Stone Roses and Radiohead if it was. I couldn't elevate a single Rolling Stones album, or any of the records by Pink Floyd, The Who, The Jimi Hendrix Experience or David Bowie to my top 25, and even Red Hot Chili Peppers, Muse, Coldplay and The Verve fail to make the cut.

Now, I throw the challenge open to everyone else - what would be the 25 records you would take with you to a desert island?


Anonymous said...

Tasteful list, man. The Queen is Dead, Up the Bracket and Stone Roses definitely make my top 50. Never heard of this ..."The Cooper Temple Clause - See This Through and Leave" gonna have to check that out.

Anonymous said...

a fine list indeed - and inspiration for an entry in my currently moribund blog!

You couldn't squeeze The Who in? Who's Next is my absolute number one, no questions, best album ever made.

Most of mine would be from my long lost youth - late 60s / early 70's.

Groanin' Jock said...

CMK: Definitely a must-hear if you've got any interest in Oasis, Pink Floyd, Led Zep, Primal Scream and the like. They were a phenomenal live act, but split in 2007 after only six or so years and only three albums. See This Through and Leave was their debut in 2001.

Ken: I'd probably say it was my third favourite Who album! I've never actually given it much of a listen, but I might try revisiting after that recommendation.