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Stranded on a Desert Island, with only 10 albums. What are they?


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Initial post: Nov 13, 2010 8:18:19 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 16, 2010 9:55:39 AM PST
jgcrackerass says:
This is a fun exercise to do if you're bored and like thinking about music. This is what my wife and I came up with jointly (It's even more of a challenge if you're trying to get someone else to agree with you on 10 albums) in no particular order:

Black Light Burns - Cruel Melody
Gorillaz - Demon Days
My Chemical Romance - Black Parade
Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine
Nirvana - Unplugged
Primus - Tales from the Punchbowl
Puscifer - Sound Into Blood Into Wine
Rammstein - Reise Reise
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Greatest Hits
Tool - Aenima

(Okay maybe it was in alphabetical order)
So what would everyone else choose? (Because let's face it, if you're going to be stranded on a desert island, you'll definitely be albe to choose the albums you bring with you, but only ten of them ;P

Posted on Nov 13, 2010 9:10:36 PM PST
Alicja Z. says:
This was a tough one... and I had to re-write it because some of the names are apparently not within their guidelines. Sigh...

System of a Down - Toxicity
Powerman 5000 - Tonight the Starts Revolt
Tool - Aenima
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication
Jack ()ff Jill - Sexless Demons & Scars
Therion - Vovin
Disturbed - Ten Thousand Fists
Emilie Autumn - Opheliac
Melody Gorgot - My One & Only Thrill
Nirvana - Nevermind

Let's just hope the island has a way to play the music and electricity or a ton of batteries... ;)

Posted on Nov 14, 2010 12:01:52 AM PST
Stevie Dal says:
I sincerely hope and pray that i'm never stranded on a desert island with either of you two . Terrible . Apart from Melody Gardot - that's a good album.

Posted on Nov 14, 2010 12:46:07 AM PST
MH says:
Yes - Relayer
Doors - Strange Days
Led Zep - IV
Led Zep - Physical graffity
Jethro Tull - Aqualung
Allman Brothers - Fillmore East
Dylan - Blood On the Tracks
Neil Young - Sleeps With Angels
Grant Lee Buffalo - Mighty Joe moon
Blue Öyster Cult - Secret Treaties

Posted on Nov 14, 2010 1:47:19 AM PST
Alt9999 says:
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Posted on Nov 14, 2010 4:09:26 AM PST
Why not just call it "if you had to choose ten albums?" Or "your ten favourite albums?" The whole island thing is, well... psh. I'll answer you.

In no particular order:

Tears For Fears - Songs From The Big Chair (My absolute favourite album.)
M.I.A. - Kala
Depeche Mode - Ultra (must include singles and non-album tracks, GRR but that angers me...)
Depeche Mode - Exciter
Tool - Lateralus (Even though I have to say my favourite Tool song is H.)
OutKast - Stankonia
Pink Floyd - The Wall (Do not tell me I am cliche.)
Pink Floyd - The Final Cut (Know people who claim to love Floyd, but ignore this album.)
The Cure - Pornography
The Cure - The Top

Posted on Nov 14, 2010 6:19:29 PM PST
jgcrackerass says:
Aga - Maybe there's a crank powered phonograph, and the albums are vinyl, so you have to really want to hear some music before you play anything, lest they deteriorate quickly.

William - Feel better about yourself now?

Rachel - Because it's not your ten favorite albums, if you think about only being able to hear ten albums agian ever, it makes it more difficult than simply naming your favorit albums now, you have to think about variety as well. I really like Tool, but if I could only listen to ten albums for the rest of my life, having six Tool albums would get old real fast. Plus, having an imagination is fun.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 14, 2010 6:29:06 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 14, 2010 6:29:47 PM PST
Hedgenog says:
Greil Marcus did this years ago (Stranded: Rock and Roll for a Desert Island) with a bunch of rock writers - the result is a classic:

Stranded: Rock and Roll for a Desert Island

Posted on Nov 14, 2010 7:26:29 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 31, 2011 11:18:59 AM PST
1.Unleashed in the East-Judas Priest
2. Strangers In The Night-UFO
3. 7th Son Of A 7th Son-Iron Maiden
4. Bridge Of Sighs-Robin Trower
5. Rust In Peace-Megadeth
6. Heaven And Hell-Black Sabbath
7. Cowboys From Hell-Pantera
8. Physical Graffiti-Led Zeppelin
9. Sabotage-Black Sabbath
10. Secret Treaties-Blue Oyster Cult

Posted on Nov 14, 2010 8:51:40 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 14, 2010 8:54:06 PM PST
zlh67 says:
Stranded on a Desert Island, with only 10 albums. What are they?

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I dont' know, but I hope they're good!

Ok, sorry, couldn't resist that one....

Let's go with:

Beatles - White Album
Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti
Hank Williams - GOLD
Bob Dylan - Love and Theft
Queen - A Night at the Opera
Roger Waters - Amused To Death
Living Colour - Time's Up
Jeff Beck - Who Else!
Howlin' Wolf - His Best (the Chess Collection)
Lucinda Williams - West

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 14, 2010 11:56:35 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 15, 2010 12:00:54 AM PST
K. Oleff says:
J. Galbraith says:
This is a fun exercise to do if you're bored and like thinking about music. This is what my wife and I came up with jointlyl (It's even more of a challenge if you're trying to get someone else to agree with you on 10 albums) in no particular order:

Nirvana - Unplugged

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Greatest Hits

(Okay maybe it was in alphabetical order)
So what would everyone else choose? (Because let's face it, if you're going to be stranded on a desert island, you'll definitely be albe to choose the albums you bring with you, but only ten of them ;P

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No offense or anything, but I wouldn't think that "Greatest Hits" albums should be on anyone's list because, quite honestly, I wouldn't even consider them "true" albums if you know what I mean. Seriously, all "Greatest Hits" albums do is take a few of the "popular/hit" songs from other albums and compile them together, ya know? If that kind of thing/concept was included in a "10 Desert Island albums" mix, then one might as well just list their own custom burned albums, right? Then someone can just put songs that they love from any band or album and "toss" all the "hits" that they aren't much into from the "Greatest Hits" albums, ya see? Live albums could also be questionable, yet who knows? Maybe the fans singing and/or clapping in the background might make that "Desert Island" person feel like someone is actually there with them for support, right...lol? Just a thought.

Posted on Nov 15, 2010 12:40:34 AM PST
K. Oleff says:
My list here would/could change several times over I'm sure. Simply for the fact that I have and love so much great music, it'll "shuffle" in and out a multitude of choices of some of my favorite bands and albums again and again. As for today though, here are 10 that have been on my mind lately and would be as great inspiration there as they already are here (or wherever I'm at)...

(Not In Any Guaranteed Order)

1. Neil Young - "Tonight's The Night."
2. Neil Young - "Ragged Glory."
3. Nirvana - "Nevermind."
4. Lenny Kravitz - "Circus."
5. Lenny Kravitz - "5."
6. Fuel - "Something Like Human."
7. Alice In Chains - "Facelift."
8. Michael Jackson - "Dangerous."
9. Sevendust - "Sevendust."
10. Stone Temple Pilots - "Core."

Yes, that's a good list for me at this time. It's just crazy how fast 10 albums fill up a great list just like that. I could probably do this 20 times over and still not be satisfied that I have enough of my favorite (essential) albums with me, ya know? Oh, the pain!

Posted on Nov 15, 2010 12:40:52 AM PST
Inca Rhodes says:
Frank Zappa - Läther
UK - UK
Mike Keneally - Sluggo!
Yes - Yessongs
Genesis - Seconds Out
Gentle Giant - Playing The Fool
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Welcome Back...
Mike Keneally - Guitar Therapy Live
Tranatlantic - Live in America
Kevin Gilbert - The Shaming of the True

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2010 12:44:35 AM PST
K. Oleff says:
How's about a "Bonus" too since I'm already there? Plus this is simply just another great album that I'd be "lost" if it wasn't with me, blazing loud and proud thru the speakers.

Neil Young - "On The Beach."

Posted on Nov 15, 2010 1:14:27 AM PST
Townes Van Zandt - Live at the Old Quarter
Sonny Sharrock - Ask the Ages
Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
Santana - Santana 3
Metallica - Garage Days
Neil Young - Tonights the Night
The Troggs - Greatest Hits
Black Sabbath - Sabbatoge
Louis and Ella - Duets
Ella and Joe Pass - Duets

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Posted on Nov 15, 2010 5:43:00 AM PST
Emery Would says:
Rolling Stones - Exile On Main Street - Since I could be stranded, I'd have to include this album, since I continue hearing new things - and not just because Mick mumbles so much.
Thin Lizzy - Live & Dangerous - Simply the best live album ever, and my favorite.
Neil Young - Arc/Weld - If I played guitar, this is what it would sound like.
The Pretenders, The Pretenders - I'll never grow out of love with the 26-year-old Chrissie Hynde no matter how old I (and she) gets.
The Clash, The Clash- At some point, you're going to get pissed off about not being able to leave your tiny island, and this is the perfect way to express it.
Bob Marley - Babylon By Bus - There has to be some reggae on a desert island, right?
Social Distortion - White Light, White Heat - It's either this or AC/DC's Highway to Hell when I'm having a couple of beers to get ready for Saturday night.
The Real McKenzies - 10,000 Shots - The perfect blend of rock and bagpipes, a combination I love more than milk and cookies.
Liz Phair, Liz Phair - A reviewer once called it a career suicide letter, but that doesn't stop me from loving Liz.
Tenacious D, Tenacious D - Some jokes never get old.

Posted on Nov 15, 2010 8:12:30 AM PST
jgcrackerass says:
Rachel - Sorry, I didn't think I was judging anything. You asked me why I didn't just call it "Ten favorite albums" and I answered your question. Because "Ten favorite albums" could be different than only 10 albums to listen to ever agian, and I used the fact that I would probably rate more than one tool album in my 10 favorite albums but not more than one if I only got to listen to 10 albums ever again as an example. As far as I can tell, I didn't say anything about you at all in that statement. There's no need to be defensive, I was simply answering your question and using my own personal preference as an example.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2010 8:32:31 AM PST
jgcrackerass says:
Oleff - I agree on the questionable nature of including a Greatest Hits album. I don't know about the slippery slope arguement of might as well include a burned cd, but I can see how you'd think it's kind of cheating a little bit. As far as the Unplugged album, Where Did You Sleep Last Night and The Man Who Sold The World are two of our (My wife and I, since this was a joint list) favorite Nirvana songs and those are unavailable on any other album, so I don't think we shouldn't be "allowed" (by the uninhabited island musical compilation watch comittee) to have that simply because it was recorded somewhere besides a studio. My wife and I just thought it was a fun exercise, and were curious what other people would choose for thier albums. I personally don't think there should be any rules for the game, as I have to abide by too many rules as it is already. I think based on the responses, most people got the basic jist of what we were trying to do, even if we did cheat a little with a greatest hits compilation. And yes, it is amazing how fast the list fills up and I agree that even if it was the top 50 albums, I would have overflow. We found that to be part of the fun though, the challenge of deciding on only 10 albums, and it was especially challenging when we had to actually agree on 10 albums. There were about 6 albums that we pretty easily agreed on, but it was those last four that were the zingers.

As a bonus to us, we looked up some of the stuff people have listed that we hadn't heard of, and we are now huge fans of Emilie Autumn, and if we hadn't started this discussion, we may never have even heard of her! It's nice to be able to see what people are listening to outside of our own circle of friends because we have so much music that we love to listen to, it's hard to know where to even start to hear good new music (the radio? questionable)

Posted on Nov 15, 2010 9:36:05 AM PST
Dave Alvin- Ashgrove
Spinal Tap- This Is Spinal Tap
The Bottle Rockets- The Brooklyn Side
Planet P Project- Pink World
Leonard Cohen- The Future
Peter Gabriel- Secret World Live
Hothouse Flowers- Songs From The Rain
John Hiatt- Hiatt Comes Alive At Budokan
Marillion- Clutching At Straws
Blue Oyster Cult- Imaginos

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2010 10:00:09 AM PST
Captain Beyond - Self Titled
Spooky Tooth - The Mirror
Savoy Brown - Wire Fire
Free - Heartbreaker
Blue Oyster Cult - Self Titled
Robin Trower - Bridge Of Sighs
Poco - The Blue And The Gray
Chris Robinson - This Magnificent Distance
Moody Blues - To Our Childrens, Children's Children
Ten Years After - A Space In Time

Posted on Nov 15, 2010 10:01:00 AM PST
Bob Bykowski says:
1) Who's Next -- The Who;
2) Revolver or Abbey Road (would have to flip a coin) -- The Beatles;
3) Born to Run -- Bruce Springsteen;
4) Beggars Banquet or Exile on Main Street (again, would have to flip a coin) -- The Rolling Stones;
5) Blonde on Blonde -- Bob Dylan;
6) Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs -- Derek and the Dominos;
7) Pet Sounds -- The Beach Boys;
8) Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols -- The Sex Pistols;
9) Forever Changes -- Love;
10) Jesus of Cool -- Nick Lowe

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2010 12:47:34 PM PST
jgcrackerass says:
HAHAHA, love the reasoning behind this.

Posted on Nov 15, 2010 2:43:42 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 15, 2010 2:44:13 PM PST
First of all you better hope there is electricity on this desert island.
Or figure out how to use coconut power.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 15, 2010 6:02:34 PM PST
jgcrackerass says:
I covered that - there's a T.E. Phonograph. So all you have to do is give it a crank, and hope you brought vinyl and not cd's...
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