iPod II--The Albums


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iPod II--The Albums

Postby gh » Sun Jan 04, 2004 9:18 am

Wow! Whoda thunk that that silly iPod thread would become one of our biggest sellers ever. Since it has petered out a bit, let's modify the rules. Once again you're marooned on a desert island with an iPod, but this time you get to have 10 albums. With minor clarifications:

*Once again, no artist can have more than one entry.

*No greatest-hits compilations are allowed.

*One of them has to be classical music.

Now, how to decide which of 16 Beatles albums to take?!
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Re: iPod II--The Albums

Postby MJD » Sun Jan 04, 2004 9:20 am

First one is easy:
U2-Joshua Tree
Gotta think about the rest.
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Re: iPod II--The Albums

Postby Guest » Sun Jan 04, 2004 9:41 am

The Beatles' album was easy too: Rubber Soul
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Re: iPod II--The Albums

Postby MJD » Sun Jan 04, 2004 9:45 am

>First one is easy:
U2-Joshua Tree
Gotta think about the rest.

The question probably could be answered but not easily. Here are 9 more that could easily be changed:

Fleetwood Mac-Rumours
Bowie-Station to Station
Moby-Play
New Order-Power Corruption and Lies
Springsteen-Born To Run
Supertramp-Crime of the Century
Elton John-Captain Fantastic
Genesis-The Lamb
The Cure-Head on the Door
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Re: iPod II--The Albums

Postby Jon » Sun Jan 04, 2004 9:58 am

Off the top of my head, I'm thinking:

Stevie Wonder - "Songs In The Key Of Life"
India Arie - "Voyage To India"
Jill Scott - "Experience +826"
Glenn Lewis - "World Outside My Window"
Floetry - "Floetic"
Musiq Soulchild - "JusLisen"
Erykah Badu - "Baduizm"
Koffee Brown - "Mars Venus"
Faith Evans - "Faithfully"
Alicia Keys - "Songs In A Minor" - that's my classical one... Sunday Times (UK) listed it under the "classical" category when it was released, so that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it! :-p
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Re: iPod II--The Albums

Postby tandfman » Sun Jan 04, 2004 10:02 am

>*One of them has to be classical music.<

Does that mean one and only one, or does it mean at least one? And how do you count the Ring?


>Now, how to decide which of 16 Beatles albums to take?!<

I'll take Sgt. Pepper, with Abbey Road a close second.
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Re: iPod II--The Albums

Postby gh » Sun Jan 04, 2004 10:13 am

>The Beatles' album was easy too: Rubber Soul>>

American version?
1.I've Just Seen A Face; 2.Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown); 3.You Won't See Me; 4.Think For Yourself; 5.Word, The; 6.Michelle; 7.It's Only Love; 8.Girl; 9.I'm Looking Through You; 10.In My Life; 11.Wait; 12.Run For Your Life

or English version?
1. Drive My Car; 2. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown); 3. You Won't See Me; 4. Nowhere Man; 5. Think for Yourself; 6. Word; 7. Michelle; 8. What Goes On; 9. Girl; 10. I'm Looking Through You; 11. In My Life; 12. Wait; 13. If I Needed Someone; 14. Run for Your Life
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Re: iPod II--The Albums

Postby gh » Sun Jan 04, 2004 10:16 am

>>*One of them has to be classical music.<

Does that mean one and only one,
>or does it mean at least one? And how do you count the Ring?>>

At least one; all be can classical if you're so inclined. I count The Ring as 4. (*although at one point I was considering a rule that if you're talking the original CD/album it can't be more than one disc)
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Re: iPod II--The Albums

Postby Guest » Sun Jan 04, 2004 10:18 am

Being the lazy guy I am, here is VH1’s list of top 100:

http://www.digitaldreamdoor.com/pages/best_albums.html

I choose:

6. The Beatles-Rubber Soul (1965) [US version]
12. The Rolling Stones-Exile on Main Street (1972)
13. The Who-Who's Next (1971)
15. U2-The Joshua Tree (1987)
16. Fleetwood Mac-Rumors (1977)
43. Led Zeppelin-Led Zeppelin (1969)
50. Police-Synchronicity (1983)
61. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young-Deja Vu (1970)
89. Derek & the Dominos-Layla (1970)

plus that classical album, of which I know little beyond Beethoven so I’ll take the 9th
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Re: iPod II--The Albums

Postby Guest » Sun Jan 04, 2004 10:53 am

Legend -Bob Marley(CLASSIC)
Songs in the Keys of Life -Stevie Wonder
Rubber Soul -Beatles
New World Order -Curtis Mayfield
Elements of Love -Earth, Wind,Fire
Tapestry -Carole King
Bridge Over Troubled Water-Simon & Garfunkel
Love Songs -Isley Brothers
What's Goin On -Marvin Gaye
Celebration -Norman Brown
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Re: iPod II--The Albums

Postby Guest » Sun Jan 04, 2004 10:57 am

Although I'd agree on Bob Marley's Legend, I think that its a "best of" compilation and thus disqualified for this discussion.
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Re: iPod II--The Albums

Postby Guest » Sun Jan 04, 2004 11:18 am

EGH needs to step in here. Nowhere on the cover does it say "Best of" so you have to cut me some slack here and accept "Legend"
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Re: iPod II--The Albums

Postby Guest » Sun Jan 04, 2004 12:02 pm

My ego has taken a beating during these threads--no one has selected Fifth of Beethoven by the Walter Murphy Band. I was too modest to make it one of my own picks(:-)
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Re: iPod II--The Albums

Postby Guest » Sun Jan 04, 2004 1:13 pm

>EGH needs to step in here. Nowhere on the cover does it say "Best of" so you
>have to cut me some slack here and accept "Legend"

HUH? The album cover says "Legend" "the best of...Bob Marley and the Wailers."
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Re: iPod II--The Albums

Postby Jon » Sun Jan 04, 2004 1:22 pm

>>EGH needs to step in here. Nowhere on the cover does it say "Best of" so
>you
>have to cut me some slack here and accept "Legend"

HUH? The album
>cover says "Legend" "the best of...Bob Marley and the Wailers."




And just to prove that Malmo is telling the truth, here's a super-duper-zoomed-in version of the cover:

http://www.caratuleo.com/b/bob_marley_- ... -front.jpg
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Re: iPod II--The Albums

Postby Guest » Sun Jan 04, 2004 1:27 pm

Top 10 albums....

"The RIver".....The Boss
"Messiah".....don't know...Handel?
"Arc of a Diver".....Steve Winwood
"Ropin' The Wind".....Garth Brooks
"Daylight Again".....CSN&Y
"Bat Out Of Hell".....Meatloaf
"Boston".....Boston
"The Last Waltz".....The Band
"The Stranger".....Billy Joel
"Zebop".....Santana
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Re: iPod II--The Albums

Postby Guest » Sun Jan 04, 2004 2:17 pm

Massive Attack - "Mezzanine"
Thievery Corporation - "The Mirror Conspiracy"
Kruder & Dorfmeister - "The K&D Sessions"
Tool - "Aenima"
The Jesus & Mary Chain - "Honey's Dead"
Oasis - "Definitely Maybe"
Murder City Devils - "Empty Bottles, Broken Hearts"
Ministry - "The Mind Is A Terrible Thing to Taste"
Beethoven - "Symphony No. 9"
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Re: iPod II--The Albums

Postby Guest » Sun Jan 04, 2004 2:21 pm

Peter Gabriel So
Sinead O'Connor Lion and the Cobra
Beatles Sge. Pepper
Led Zep Led Zep 4
Talking Heads Stop Making Sense
Nirvana Unplugged in New York
U2 Joshua Tree
T. Rex Electric Warrior
Fleetwood Mac Ruumours
Pink Floyd The Wall

(although I listen to classical stations regularly I never know what the hell I'm listening to album-wise...what a jock, I guess)
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Re: iPod II--The Albums

Postby Guest » Sun Jan 04, 2004 2:25 pm

Malmo etal i stand corrected. So we go with Marley's "Natty Dread" album then.
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Re: iPod II--The Albums

Postby Bob Duncan » Sun Jan 04, 2004 2:26 pm

Ten is not enough!

1. The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper
2. David Bowie - The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust
3. Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
4. Madonna - Erotica
5. Hole - Live Through This
6. Garbage - Version 2.0
7. Johnny Cash - Live At Folsom Prison
8. Jimi Hendrix - Electric Ladyland
9. Bob Marley - Live (the 1975 London show)
10. The Corrs - Live In Dublin
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Re: iPod II--The Albums

Postby Guest » Sun Jan 04, 2004 2:47 pm

OK: Once more, an impossibly too-short list, but here goes:
Miles Davis: Kind of Blue
John Coltrane: A Love Supreme
Horace Silver: Songs for My Father
Santana: Lotus
Frank Zappa: Guitar
Bad Brains: I Against I
Grateful Dead: Live Dead
Stooges: Raw Power
Dick Dale: Tribal Thunder
Bach: Brandenburg Concertos

By the way, I have no idea what an "iPOD" is...(I still have a turntable!).
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Re: iPod II--The Albums

Postby Guest » Sun Jan 04, 2004 3:00 pm

While I was out on my 3-mile run today – oops, I mean 3-mile JOG – 25 minutes is OVER 8 minute pace, disqualifying me from runner’s status – I was thinking about the next step after this thread (and yes, I know how pathetic it is to be thinking about an internet board while AWAY from the computer, but the mind wanders) would be video, and how much more difficult a choice that would be. Movies really wouldn’t work, because, whereas we look forward to familiar musical melodies, our minds crave new visual stimulus. Dramas would be particularly pointless, because we seek to know HOW a conflict is resolved, and once we know that, it ceases to hold our attention. I rarely see a movie twice in the same year (of course, ‘The Return of the King’ is a notable exception; there was so much to see).

But a TV series would be doable. Shows that feature comedy AND music are the obvious choices, and I imagine most people would include the full run of ‘Saturday Night Live’ and ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ (were they available) for that very reason. Again dramas would not fare well, even my early favorite ‘The Twilight Zone’, simply because the joy is the revelation at the end. My all-time favorite series, ‘M.A.S.H.’ would have to accompany me, and ‘Cheers’, but then I’m not sure. Even ‘I Love Lucy’ would begin to wear after a while.

But we can save this for another time, another thread – BTW - “Malcolm in the Middle” is on tonight, since the Sugar Bowl is anti-climactic. I already gave USC the trophy.
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Re: iPod II--The Albums

Postby Guest » Sun Jan 04, 2004 9:55 pm

Yeah, a movie or video thread for the desert island (how about Mt Desert Island for the spot?) would be neat. About watching movies more than once, I disagree about dramas. If enough time has passed, you notice things you forgot (just hate the Alzheimers) or missed on the 1st n viewings. My wife and I stay home on New Years eve (amateur hour) and fix something good, with a bottle of good wine, and then watch a couple old movies. This year it was African Queen (3rd time each) and Greed, which neither of us had seen. How weird to watch a silent movie at home. I see that Metropolis is out in DVD, so maybe that next year.
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Re: iPod II--The Albums

Postby Per Andersen » Sun Jan 04, 2004 10:07 pm

Beatles - The White Album
Rolling Stones - Get yer ya-ya's out
Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin 2
Bob Dylan - Blood on the Tracks
Miles Davis - Bitches Brew
Luciano Pavarotti - Bravo Pavarotti!
Arnold Schonberg - Verklarte Nacht
Alban Berg- Vozzek
Schubert - Winterreise
Ludwig Van - Symphony no 9
Edith Piaf - La Vie en Rose
Charles Lloyd - Forest Flower
Linda Ronstadt - Canciones de mi Padre
Beach Boys - Endless Summer
Any John Lee Hooker album
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Re: iPod II--The Albums

Postby Guest » Sun Jan 04, 2004 10:22 pm

What happened to iPOD the original? I was looking for more posts, and it seems to be missing.
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Re: iPod II--The Albums

Postby Guest » Sun Jan 04, 2004 10:28 pm

Cream - Wheels of Fire
Stravinsky:Rite of Spring(Bernstein/LondonSym)
Brahms:Requiem(Barenboim/LondonPhil/DG)
Sgt.Pepper
Handel:Messiah(Sargent/RoyalPhil.)
Hendrix - Are You Experienced
Respighi:Pines,etc(Rizzi)
BrandenburgCon/OrchSuites(Karajan)
Belafonte - Calypso
Prokofiev,Ravel PianoConcertos(Weissenberg,Ozawa)
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Re: iPod II--The Albums

Postby bkotch » Sun Jan 04, 2004 10:30 pm

Gotta delurk for a shot at this one.

Miles Davis -- Kind of Blue
John Coltrane -- Giant Steps
Ornette Coleman -- The Shape of Jazz to Come
The Beatles -- Rubber Soul (English)
The Who -- Who's Next
Bruce Springsteen -- Born to Run
The Clash -- The Clash
Elvis Costello -- This Year's Model
Nirvana -- Nevermind

Classical's not my strong suit, so I'll stick to something basic -- Mozart's Symphony No. 40 in G Minor

Ten is so few . . . These are all necessarily so basic. Now how about a more obscure top ten?
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Re: iPod II--The Albums

Postby Tvarish » Sun Jan 04, 2004 10:55 pm

Beatles-Sgt. Peppers
Handel-Messiah
Van Morrison-Moondance
Bob Dylan-Blood on the Tracks
Boston-Boston
Bruce Springsteen-Nebraska
Fleetwood Mac-Rumors
Tannahill Weavers-Dancing Feet
REM-Murmur
Michael Jackson-Thriller
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Re: iPod II--The Albums

Postby Guest » Sun Jan 04, 2004 11:13 pm

ps- so many albums would make top 10, but have too many weak cuts on them(even 'greatest hits' albums - ever notice how many of your favorites aren't on them?). And Beethoven's 9th would be on mine, but EVERY (30+?) recording I've heard has at least one or two fair-to-poorly done movements! I miss the old drug days, when everything sounded just right.....
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Re: iPod II--The Albums

Postby Guest » Mon Jan 05, 2004 9:43 am

Beatles - Abbey Road
Marvin Gaye - What's Goin On
Bruce Springsteen - The Wild the Innocent and the E Street Shuffle
Eagles - Hotel California
Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life
Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run
Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
Prince - Purple Rain
Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes - This Time It's For Real
Classic - a tape of my daughter playing "Fir Elise" over and over and OVER again.
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Re: iPod II--The Albums

Postby dl » Mon Jan 05, 2004 11:45 am

Pavement-Brighten the Corners
Police - Regatta de Blanc
Hives - Veni Vidi Vicious
Toots & the Maytals - Funky Kingston
The Clash - The Clash
The Who - Live at Leeds
Blur - The Great Escape
Sublime - 40 oz. to Freedom
Specials - The Specials
Beethoven-9th Symphony
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Re: iPod II--The Albums

Postby Guest » Mon Jan 05, 2004 12:18 pm

>> I miss the old
>drug days, when everything sounded just right.....>>

Yeah, how about a thread on which ten drugs would be best on a desert island
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Re: iPod II--The Albums

Postby Guest » Mon Jan 05, 2004 12:52 pm

>>By the way, I have no idea what an "iPOD" is...(I
>still have a turntable!).>>

An iPod is Apple's version of an MP3 (digital audio files) player. Other companies may well make one as good, but it's truly a fabulous piece of machinery. Imagine a small rectangle about the size of a pack of cigarettes, only smaller. And it holds 20 GIGABYTES of music (close to 5000 top-40 type songs, probably). And it has them arranged by song, by composer, by genre, by artist.

And by creating different folders on your main computer (using Apple's iTunes) you can custom create playlists of anything you can imagine. Tell it to put every song that has "love" in its title into one folder and zap, there it is. You never view music quite the same ever again.
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Re: iPod II--The Albums

Postby gh » Mon Jan 05, 2004 1:25 pm

>>Ten is so few . . .
>These are all necessarily so basic. Now how about a more obscure top ten?>>

OK, when this burns out we can have a thread on song(s) you actually have in your "regular play" list that you figure nobody else in the board would have in their top 500 songs.

Gems like "Tiger Rag" by the Bonzo Dog Band, or "The Intergalactic Laxative" by Donovan.
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Re: iPod II--The Albums

Postby Guest » Mon Jan 05, 2004 1:41 pm

Some of you may have heard of this one, but does anyone else have it besides me? When I play this to students, they ALL like it. One of my 'lost treasures'.

"Memphis Soul Stew" by Atlantic Rhythm & Blues
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Re: iPod II--The Albums

Postby Guest » Mon Jan 05, 2004 2:06 pm

Mr. Jobs: Thanks for the info. I feel slightly more in touch with modern life now...
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Re: iPod II--The Albums

Postby MJD » Mon Jan 05, 2004 2:45 pm

OK, when this burns out we can have a thread on
>song(s) you actually have in your "regular play" list that you figure nobody
>else in the board would have in their top 500 songs.

My guess, gh, is that there at least one or two in the list I gave in the other thread that wouldn't be on your top 1571. A lot would be of course.
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Re: iPod II--The Albums

Postby Guest » Mon Jan 05, 2004 3:29 pm

One problem with disallowing greatest hits collections is that some (few) songs were never released as albums, just 45s.
Thus Dylan's Positively 4th Street is only on his first greatest hits album and George Jackson exists only on 45 (and bootlegs). If you think messing with LPs is a pain, try finding the damn spindle for the 45.
The Stones' Ride on Baby was only on the Flowers album, which was kinda greatest hits.
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Re: iPod II--The Albums

Postby bkotch » Mon Jan 05, 2004 3:34 pm

OK, when this burns out we can have a thread on
>song(s) you actually have in your "regular play" list that you figure nobody
>else in the board would have in their top 500 songs.

Gems like "Tiger
>Rag" by the Bonzo Dog Band, or "The Intergalactic Laxative" by Donovan.

Now you're getting somewhere, GH! I was thinking about a top ten of albums that sold less than 100,000 copies, but I don't know where to find the relevant sales figures. How about top ten most obscure albums in everyone's collections?
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Re: iPod II--The Albums

Postby racewalker » Mon Jan 05, 2004 6:46 pm

1. Frank Zappa - Hot Rats
2. Neil Young - Rust Never Sleeps
3. Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
4. Sara Ayers - Sylvatica
5. Grey Eye Glances - Eventide
6. Beatles - Rubber Soul (U.S. Version)
7. Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
8. James Brown - Live at the Apollo
9. The Who - Who's Next?
10. Gordon Lightfoot - Gord's Gold Vol 1
11. Springsteen - The Wild, The Innocnt and The E Street Shuffle.

I also want Mozart's "Requiem in D Minor", and "Don Giovanni". Something with Monteverdi's "Lasciate mi morire" on it. Bach's St. John's Passion.

And about 10,000 more...
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