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Which albums to you go back to most often?

Discussion in 'music' started by Del monaco, Oct 23, 2021.

  1. Engels

    Engels pfm Member

    Kind of Blue - MD
    In A Silent Way - MD
    A Love Supreme - JC
    The Koln Concert - KJ
    Ziggy.... - DB
  2. irons1965

    irons1965 pfm Member

    Kraftwerk - Ralf And Florian
    Easterhouse - Contenders
    Television - Marquee Moon
    Swell Maps - International Rescue
  3. kjb

    kjb pfm Member

    Miles Davis, Kind of Blue
    Keith Jarrett, Deerhead Inn
    Yo La Tengo, When Nothing Turned itself Inside Out
    Jeremy Denk , Goldberg Variations
    The Necks, Mosquito
    Boards of Canada, Campfire Headphase
    Frank Ocean, Blonde
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2021
  4. martin dawson

    martin dawson pfm Member

    Love - Forever Changes
    Love - Da Capo
    Love - 1st Album
    Love - Four Sail
    Neil Young - Everybody knows this is nowhere
    Manassas - Manassas
    Nick Drake - Five leaves left
    Issac Hayes - To be continued
    Marvin Gaye - What’s going on
    Marvin Gaye - Lets get it on
    Buffalo Springfield- Again
    Spirit - The 12 dreams of Dr Sardonicus
    Flying Burrito brothers - Gilded palace of sin
    Frank Zappa - Hot rats
    Steely Dan - Can’t buy a thrill


  5. Robn

    Robn pfm Member

    Can - Tago Mago
    Gong - You
    Miles Davis - In a Silent Way, Kind of Blue
    King Sunny Ade and his African Beats - JuJu Music
    Kate Bush - The Directors Cut, Sensual World, Red Shoes, The Hounds of Love, Aerial
    Kraftwerk - The Mix, Tour De France, Trans Europe Express, The Man Machine
    Pink Floyd - Meddle, Wish You Were Here
    The Smiths - Hatful of Hollow, The Queen is Dead
    Grace Jones - Nightclubbing
    Manu Chao - Clandestino
    Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
    Sly and the Family Stone - There's a Riot Going On
    Weather Report - Black Market
    The Cure - Seventeen Seconds
    Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures, Closer
    New Order - Movement, Power Corruption and Lies, Low Life, Technique
    Gillian Welch - Soul Journey
    Neil Young - Decade
    Bob Dylan - Blood on the Tracks
    Joni Mitchell - Blue, Hissing of the Summer Lawns, Hejira, Ladies on the Canyon
    The Kinks - Greatest Hits
    Talking Heads - Remain in Light
    Talk Talk - Spirit of Eden
    Television - Marquee Moon
    Al Green - Compilation
    John Coltrane - A Love Supreme
    Alice Coltrane -Journey in Satchidananda
    The The - Infected
    Little Axe - The Wold that House Built
    Portishead - Third
    Nina Simone - My Baby Just Cares for Me
    Gil Scott-Heron - Glory, Spirits
    Herbie Hancock - Head Hunters

    That's more than enough but there are many more, nothing recent listed as too early to know how durable their attraction will prove.
  6. gustav_errata

    gustav_errata pfm Member

    Omitting any recent discoveries/obsessions and just sticking to the tried and true, from 5+ years ago or so:

    The Future Sound of London - Dead Cities (but most of their discography)
    Autechre - Tri Repetae (but most of their discography)
    Boards of Canada - Music Has the Right to Children (but most of their discography)
    Slowdive - Souvlaki
    Ulrich Schnauss - Far Away Trains Passing By Wixel - Heart
    They Might Be Giants - anything up to Factory Showroom
    The Notwist - Neon Golden
    Kettel - Volleyed Iron
    Iron & Wine - The Creek Drank the Cradle
    Donato Dizzy - Plays Bee Mask
    Smashing Pumpkins - Pisces Iscariot
    Pearl Jam - Ten
    Nirvana - In Utero
    1991 - No More Dreams
    Lee & Willbee - North Carolina
    Philip Glass - Violin Concerto / Prelude to Akhnaton / Company (Naxos)

    Probably more that I can't think of at the moment.

    Very likely additions from recent discoveries:
    Cross Record - Cross Record, Wabi-Sabi
  7. Frizzy

    Frizzy Liberal anarchist

    I may have every album Robn listed!
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  8. Robn

    Robn pfm Member

    I'd be interested to know if we have near identical collections ?
  9. Aethelist

    Aethelist pfm Member

    Another 5....or 6 or 7

    Spirit - Future Games
    Pere Ubu - The Modern Dance
    Big Star - Same / #1 Record
    Stevie Wonder - Innervisions / Talking Book
    Otis Redding - Otis Blue
  10. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member

    Wow, that is an extremely liberal interpretation of the word ‘five’! I mean, there’s five by Kate Bush for starters. Or maybe I misunderstood the OP - I guess he might have meant ‘five of the albums you go back to most often by a particular artist...’
  11. Robn

    Robn pfm Member

    My apologies for losing sight of that. The thing is I haven't kept a tally but do feel reasonably confident that the five wold be amongst this selection.
    Enrae8 likes this.
  12. Yank

    Yank Bulbous Also Tapered

    Five that I'm likely to overplay:

    Neil Young: Zuma
    Van Morrison: Tupelo Honey
    Television: Marquee Moon
    Pink Floyd: Meddle
    Lou Reed: New York
    Darren L likes this.
  13. Stuart Frazer

    Stuart Frazer pfm Member

    The MFSL Original Master Recording does help the sound quality a bit, but it really should have been so much better on the original release CD.

    U2 – The Joshua Tree (1996, 24kt Gold, CD) - Discogs
    tiggers and chartz like this.
  14. Frizzy

    Frizzy Liberal anarchist

    Hi Rbn, perhaps those of a certain age, my music tastes were dictated by glorious 208 in the seventies.
    Robn likes this.
  15. paulfromcamden

    paulfromcamden Baffled

    At home I tend to just browse the racks/piles and see what I stumble across - there's nothing that gets pulled out on a regular basis. Which is perhaps a bit odd now I think about it.
  16. Frizzy

    Frizzy Liberal anarchist

    Recently to make me listen to more of my records I set streamer to play random albums from a diff letter each day, yesterday was T, played terrorvision out of blue, forgot even had it.
  17. zygote23

    zygote23 pfm Member

    Vangelis - L'apocalypse Des Animaux (most evenings!)
    Sylvian & Czukay - Plight & Premonition
    Sylvian - Secrets of the Beehive
    Nils Petter Molvaer - Khmer
    Kind Of Blue
    Tangerine Dream - Ricochet
    Tangerine Dream - Poland
    Yes - Relayer
    Waters - Pros & cons
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  18. Durmbo

    Durmbo not French

    Can - Monster Movie
    Can - Ege Bamyasi
    Cluster - Zuckerzeit
    Pere Ubu - Dub Housing
    The Breeders - Pod
    The Fall - Perverted By Language
    The Fall - Hex Enduction Hour
    The Sound Defects - The Iron Horse
    The Terminals - Touch
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  19. cj66

    cj66 pfm Member

    Way too many to list, basically everything I grew up with, current to me then and heard from my elder brothers colleactions.
    Predominantly prog, 70/80s rock, decent pop etc. I don't think anything I've bought in the last 20 years enjoys anywhere near the same play time.
  20. AllyD

    AllyD ex audio room poster

    Joni Mitchell - Blue
    David Bowie - Hunky Dory
    VDGG - Pawn Hearts
    Roy Harper - Stormcock
    Kenny Burrell - Midnight Blue

    I had considerably more but stuck to the OP's suggestion of 5. It did make me notice some albums I considered go to albums, then realising I hadn't played them for nigh on twenty years. The Lone Justice debut album being a good example.

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