Five 'desert island' albums

  1. Abbey Road -> The Beatles
  2. Kid A -> Radiohead
  3. Syro -> Aphex twin
  4. DrukQs -> Aphex twin
  5. Double Figure -> Plaid

Runner ups

  1. The Fragile -> Nine Inch Nails
  2. You’re a Woman, I’m a Machine -> Death From Above 1979
  3. Here Come the Warm Jets -> Brian Eno
  4. Elephant -> The White Stripes
  5. Lateralus -> Tool

Ya but that was ages ago.
The gaps between releases get larger and larger.

My fave is still the old shit. Few Old Tunes etc. had vibe. Headphase just pisses me off. Sounds like vsts.

If this thread would allow…i would have to be able to pack my boc collection and count that as one choice. It took me so long to collect everything it would be impossible to let it go down with the ship.

Image to follow :wink:

screamadelica - primal scream

loveless - MBV

astral weeks - van morrison

to have you in my wilderness - julia holter

judee sill - judee sill

1st - big star

blood on the tracks - bob dylan

the velvet underground & nico

laser guided melodies - spiritualized

big inner - matthew e. white


desert island device…op-z.

I must say I am super impressed by how eclectic peoples tastes are. Not a lot of narrow tastes around.

Ill do mine again cause I kind of cheated:

Beatles - Peppers / Revolver / Abbey (I would blindly grab one, leave and only look when stranded)
Beethoven - Late Sonatas: Pollini
Aphx - RDJ
New Order - TOTAL
Miles - something from mid 60s to early 70s, probably In a Silent Way
*Dilla - Donuts

Ok not much different after all…

Rhythm & Sound - Rhythm & Sound
The Rolling Stones - Exile on Main Street
The Dead Texan - The Dead Texan
Nick Cave - The Boatman’s Call
Boards of Canada - Music Has the Right To Children

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Another SOTL drop! I should listen to this again.

I went looking and didn’t find an official word on this? I just assume their output is paced about the same as their music: glacial.

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Can you provide a link to source? Would love to read more.

In A Silent Way > Bitches Brew :slight_smile:

Miles albums tho. How to pick?

I go by era:

50s: Milestones
In between: Kind of Blue
60s - Nefertiti
70s - In a Silent Way

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Yeah its an absurd task to choose one Miles album. Like the selections on the list itself, I wanted to go for something that was an epitome of his whole work (and also jazz). I felt that In A Silent Way does the best job of encapsulating his career (where it had been and where it would go).

But: 50s Kind of Blue, 60s In A Silent Way ('69…but maybe Nefertiti since I could then choose…) and 70s Get Up with It

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Love Deciet.

The glow pt. 2 was super influential to me in my late teens/early twenties. Still love what Elverum puts out.

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Lots of votes for Autechre. With all due respect for their work, I think I would go nuts and jump into the volcano.


I would suggest YOU dont bring Autechre :+1:t5:

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Same here. Even saw them live in my hometown in 2006. Didn’t really do anything for me. I love my Aphex Twin and BOC records as much as the next dude, but Autechre just does not cut it for me. As a kid I tried to listen to Meshuggah, (very technical death metal band from Sweden) and somehow I get the same vibe from Autechre. It feels like difficultness for the sake of difficultness.

I’d much rather listen to some Squarepusher.

Sorry guys. Do not kill me.
Maybe there’ll come a day when I finally get it and be enlightened.

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Vangelis, Blade Runner
Vangelis, Soil Festivities
Mike Oldfield, Incantations
Röyksopp, Melody AM
The Beatles, 1


Peter Gabriel - IV (Security)
Animal Collective - Live at the Ritz
Yes - Tales from Topographic Oceans
Geinoh Yamashirogumi - Akira OST
Blonde Redhead - Misery is a Butterfly

This is too hard. Close contenders, excluded for reasons in parentheses:

The Locust - Plague Soundscapes (its only about 20 mins)
Tangerine Dream - (couldn’t decide which record to pick)
CAN - Tago Mago (perfect a-side, flawed b-side)
Van der Graaf Generator - Godbluff (would probably lead to depression on a lonely island)
Genesis - The Lamb lies down on Broadway (probably on the same level as Peter Gabriel IV, but two prog double albums might be a bit much for one lonely island)


Depeche Mode - Black Celebration
Simple Minds - New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84)
Kate Bush - Hounds Of Love
Ultravox - Quartet
Peter Gabriel - So

Guess in what decade I had my teenage years…


The right one :totes:

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Mmmmmh… I literally have listened to these hundreds and hundreds of times so they are solid ones to cover the needs. Not in any special order:

Toots & the Maytals - Pressure Drop - The Definitive Collection

RIP - No Te Muevas + Zona Especial Norte

Torazinas - Fresas, Coca Y Champán

Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works 85-92

Radiohead - Hail To The Thief

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