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Andrew / October 9, 2007 9:44 PM

Question suggested by Robyn.

And hey! the comments are working properly again! No more forced moderation! Woot!

printdude / October 9, 2007 10:47 PM

Back in Black - AC/DC
Pretty Hate Machine - NIN
Uninvisible - Martin, Medeski + Wood
Sleep is the Enemy - Danko Jones
Aenemia - Tool


pallav / October 9, 2007 11:08 PM


Talking Heads - Remain in Light
Sly and the Family Stone - Stand!
Allman Bros. Band - Live at the Fillmore East
Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life
Radiohead - Kid A

Carlotta / October 10, 2007 1:03 AM

-- Wang Chung, "To Live & Die in L.A." soundtrack
-- "2001: A Space Odyssey" soundtrack
-- Joe Jackson, "Body and Soul"
-- Simon & Garfunkel "Bridge Over Troubled Water"
-- any Beatles compilation album -- it's all good

amyc / October 10, 2007 6:02 AM

Revolver -- The Beatles
Paul's Boutique -- Beastie Boys
69 Love Songs -- Magnetic Fields
The Woods -- Sleater-Kinney
Sweden -- the Mountain Goats

pantagrapher / October 10, 2007 8:08 AM

Miles Davis—Bitches Brew
John Fahey—Death Chants, Breakdowns & Military WaltzesDon Caballero—What Burns Never Returns
Frog Eyes—The Golden River
Silver Jews—American Water

Although I'd probably change my mind after a week or so.

JohnnyQ / October 10, 2007 8:20 AM

Van Morrison - Astral Weeks
Jeff Buckley - Grace
St. Germain - Tourist
Manu Chao - Clandestino
Uncle Tupelo - Anodyne

Ramsin / October 10, 2007 8:54 AM

Nas - Illmatic
Notorious B.I.G. - Ready to Die
Wu-Tang Clan - Forever
Bjork - Vespertine (or Volta)
Apocalypse Hoboken - Inverse Reverse Perverse

p / October 10, 2007 9:06 AM

- Soundtrack to Pump Up The Volume
- Radiohead The Bends
- Public Enemy Fear Of A Black Planet
- Morphine Cure For Pain
- Celia Cruz Adios A La Estrella

dbs / October 10, 2007 9:16 AM

The Beatles - Revolver
REM- Murmer
The Replacements - Tim
Wilco - Being There
The National - Sad Songs For Dirtly Lovers

David / October 10, 2007 9:42 AM

Illmatic/Stillmatic - Nas

Hunky Dory - David Bowie

Endtroducing - DJ Shadow

Music has the Right to Children - Boards of Canada

The collected music output of Christian Morgenstern

Dan Kelly / October 10, 2007 10:04 AM

Mule Variations--Tom Waits

Avalon Blues--Mississippi John Hurt

Piano Rags--Josh Rifkin

The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars--David Bowie

Five Leaves Left--Nick Drake

Of course, those are just five off the top of my head. I can never really commit to five when I'm asked this question. At least I didn't cheat this time and say, "The complete works of Bach." or "Tom Waits entire output."

Kevin / October 10, 2007 10:23 AM

Neutral Milk Hotel- In the Aeroplane and Over the Sea
Tom Waits- Rain Dogs
Aimee Mann- Lost in Space
Magnetic Fields- 69 Love Songs (it's actually three, but whatever)
Radiohead- Hail to the Thief (although this may change later this afternoon after I hear the new one)

Mateus / October 10, 2007 10:25 AM

Luna - Penthouse
Talking Heads - Fear of Music
Jorge Ben - Africa Brasil
Arcade Fire - Funeral
Orchestra Baobab - Pirate's Choice

alison / October 10, 2007 10:49 AM

Avalanches - Since I Left You
Broken Social Scene - You Forgot it in People
Simon and Garfunkel - Live in Central Park
The Cure - Wish
Dead Presidents Sountrack

Josh / October 10, 2007 10:59 AM

The Beatles - The White Album
Soundgarden - Superunkown
The Church - Priest = Aura
John Coltrane - A Love Supreme
The Black Crowes - Lions

Andrew / October 10, 2007 11:10 AM

Violent Femmes - s/t
DJ Shadow - Endtroducing
Tom Waits - Nighthawks at the Diner
Wynton Marsalis - Majesty of the Blues
Twilight Singers - Blackberry Belle

skafiend / October 10, 2007 11:17 AM

The Specials - The Specials
Elvis Costello - Get Happy
Parliament - Mothership Connection
Mel Torme - Swings Schubert Alley
King Pleasure/Annie Ross - King Pleasure Sings - Annie Ross Sings

Wow, I guess I should have picked the CD "How to Build a Boat" too

Andy / October 10, 2007 11:31 AM

Do box-sets count?

Andy / October 10, 2007 11:31 AM

Do box-sets count?

Baldeesh / October 10, 2007 11:37 AM

The Rolling Stones - Aftermath
Basement Jaxx - Kish Kash
The Postal Service - Give Up
The Cure - Three Imaginary Boys
Midnight Creeps - Doomed From The Get Go

Jasmine / October 10, 2007 1:03 PM

The Stone Roses, "The Stone Roses"
The Smiths, "The Queen Is Dead" or "Meat Is Murder"
Prince, "Purple Rain"
Hall & Oates, "Rock 'n Soul Pt. 1"
A Tribe Called Quest, "The Low End Theory"

steven / October 10, 2007 1:09 PM

The Replacements - Pleased to Meet Me

Jane's Addiction - Ritual de lo Habitual

NIN - Broken

Portishead - Dummy (for those sexy nights under the coconut tree)

Afghan Whigs - Black Love

D / October 10, 2007 1:26 PM

Old 97's -- Too Far to Care

Happy Mondays -- Pills Thrills & Bellyaches

Liz Phair -- Whitechocolatespaceegg

Dandy Warhols -- Welcome to the Monkey House

The Who -- Quadrophenia

Madonna -- Music

K. / October 10, 2007 1:26 PM

1. NIN-The Fragile (Honestly, I could just stop there, since if I'm stuck on a desert island I am gonna want to sit around and be depressed all day)

2. Radiohead-Kid A
3. Transformers The Movie (1986) Soundtrack
4. Tomahawk -Mit Gas
5. Soundgarden-Superunknown


D / October 10, 2007 1:26 PM

Oh! Dang it--I posted 6, not 5! Well, I guess Madonna doesn't make the cut, then...

sd / October 10, 2007 1:40 PM

These are the first five I thought of, but with more time, the list might change completely.

Radiohead - OK Computer
Hole - Live Through This
Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique
Janes Addiction - Ritual de lo Habitual
Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream

C-Note / October 10, 2007 1:43 PM

Desert island - just wanted to make a few additions here/clear up some notable omissions.

1. 1st of all, incomprehensible how American Water can make these compiled lists but not American Beauty - had to be said.

2. Somebody said Purple Rain, which is cool. But Sign o' the Times has tracks that are even better, if that's possible. Slow Love, Adore, etc.

3. Time Out of Mind is the most.

4. Aretha Franklin - Amazing Grace - yeah, you could pick just about anything from Young, Gifted, and Black on, but if you want to hear where that sound came from...

5. Houses of the Holy, anyone?

Andrew / October 10, 2007 1:58 PM

C-Note, the question wasn't "what do you think our desert island picks should be?", it was what are yours? There are no wrong answers to this question.

fasterjim / October 10, 2007 2:09 PM

The Clash - London Calling
Refused- Shape of Punk to Come
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik
Sonic Youth- Daydream Nation
Metallica- Kill 'em All

Brad Jofferly / October 10, 2007 2:27 PM

limp bizkit Choclate Starfish and the Hotdog Flavored Water

Now That's What I Call Music: Vol.4 (good rap shit- don't know the rappers names tho lol!!)

BuckCherry Crazy Bitch

nickelback (Any of em!!)

toby keith Big Dog Daddy

all these are good party music songs whether you're hangin' with your bros or gettin' pussy on that island!!!

TRoyal / October 10, 2007 2:37 PM

Outkast: Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik
Dexter Gordon: Go
Stevie Wonder: Innervisions
Common: One Day It'll All Make Sense
Parliament: Mothership Connection

benschomatic / October 10, 2007 2:38 PM

1) Yo La Tengo - I Can Hear the Heart Beating As One
2) Miles Davis - Bitches Brew
3) The Cure - Disintegration
4) Jane's Addiction - Ritual do lo Habitual
5) Guided by Voices - Under the Bushes, Under the Stars

benschomatic / October 10, 2007 2:45 PM

Uhh...I'd like to forfeit my five discs and join Brad on Pussy Island.

Erica / October 10, 2007 3:05 PM

The key is music that won't make me more depressed while I resort to survivor-like antics, so here are my upbeat island pics that remind me of happy times and/or will induce dancing (though I realize I can't afford to waste energy as I struggle to survive, but whatever):

Ramones: S/T
Huey Lewis and the News: Sports
Madonna: You Can Dance
Chromeo: She's in Control
Le Tigre: Feminist Sweepstakes

pat / October 10, 2007 3:27 PM

It's kind of a bizarre question to me for 2 reasons. (1) I don't really think of music in the terms of "albums" any more; lagely due to (2) my ipod lifestyle where all of my music gets pretty randomly shuffled around together.

So if i get stuck on an island, where my ipod gets destroyed, but mysteriously 5 albums appeared, these are what they would be:

1. New Order - Technique
2. the Pixies - Doolittle
3. Mark Eitzel - Songs of Love Live
4. Pink Floyd - Atom Heart Mother
5. Symphony Fantasique - Hector Berlioz

sb / October 10, 2007 4:16 PM

black sabbath - paranoid
the melvins - bullhead
cream - wheels of fire
fugazi - 13 songs/repeater
the band - the band

Omkar / October 10, 2007 4:56 PM


The Clash - London Calling

Bob Dylan - Blood on the Tracks

Common Sense - Resurrection

Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream


Kevin / October 10, 2007 5:54 PM

Actually on second thought: you can replace any one of my picks with- Ragtime Detention Center by Ray Smuckles

Leelah / October 10, 2007 5:59 PM

1. The Wedding Present 'Seamonsters'
2. Neutral Milk Hotel 'In the Aeroplane Over the Sea'
3. Weezer (the blue one)
4. Ted Leo/Pharmacists "Shake the Sheets"
5. Interpol "Antics"

I'm sure I will change my mind as soon as I post this...

Leelah / October 10, 2007 6:02 PM

Aw crap. I think I want to add LCD Soundsystem "Sound of Silver"

And 69 Love Songs counts as three, people!

J D / October 10, 2007 7:31 PM

Pink Moon - Nick Drake
Sky Blue Sky - Wilco
Fight For Your Mind -
Ben Harper
Crazy Horse Mongoose - Galactic
Sigur Ros - Agaetis byrjun
: )

Jen / October 10, 2007 7:51 PM

Smashing Pumpkins- Adore

Nick Drake- Pink Moon

Official Soundtrack- 'Amelie'

The Cure- Disintegration

Happy Mondays- Double Easy: The US Singles

Steven / October 10, 2007 7:55 PM

Donna Summer -- Bad Girls

B-52's -- Wild Planet

Pet Shop Boys -- Very

Depeche Mode -- Violator

Andy Bell -- Electric Blue

Oh. My five are up? I didn't get to Kylie Minogue or Madonna yet. OR CHER! JESUS I GOT TO HAVE SOME CHER!

Eric / October 11, 2007 1:33 AM

Guided by Voices - Alien Lanes
The Who - Live at Leeds
Big Star - #1 Record
Robert Pollard - From a Compound Eye
Spoon - Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga

jennifer / October 11, 2007 1:56 AM

oh dear, this question has my ex written all over it. in my attempt to shirk even more of his indie angst that infiltrated my life, here is a list of what I would really like to hear, not just what I think will impress him or any of you.

iron & wine - our endless numbered days

lily allen - alright, still

m.i.a. - arular

vince guaraldi - a charlie brown christmas (there's got to be some sort of holiday festiveness on my deserted island, even if snow never comes.)

feist - the reminder

clodius / October 11, 2007 6:05 AM

It's all about the doubles and triples:

The Clash - Sandinista

Prince - Sign O the Times

The Who - Quadrophenia

The Dirtbombs - If You Don't Already Have a Look

Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation

Alternate:
Drive-by Truckers - Southern Rock Opera

Sol / October 11, 2007 9:50 AM

Man do I hate questions like these. If I had to go to a deserted island, I would bring a BOAT. Also, these albums:

1. Mr. Mister - (their only album, the one with "Broken Wings" on it. What?)
2. Beirut - Gulag Orkestar
3. Light Classical Favorites (or whichever random classical cd it was that had the flight of the bumblebee, jesu joy of man's desiring, and the flower duet from lakme on it - my dad stole it from me)
4. Beach House - same.
5. Pharcyde - Labcabincalifornia

steven / October 11, 2007 10:20 AM

I'd like to switch out NIN-Broken for the Flight of the Conchords cd. If I'm going to be stuck on an island for-da-ever, I might as well laugh my ass off. I just know that at some point I'll be dancing in my own little Prince of Parties dream/tripping/hallucination sequence.

skafiend / October 11, 2007 10:41 AM

jennifer....the charlie brown christmas album is NOT just for holiday time anymore... at least for me, since I listen to it all the time on the ol' eyepod. The holiday imagery is all in your mind. A great album that I might grab on the way to the liferaft when the ship goes down...

Victoria / October 11, 2007 11:17 AM

Hmm. Five discs, or five albums? Because there's a couple 2-disc sets I'll want...

1. Led Zeppelin- BBC Sessions (if I only get 5 discs, then the Early Days one...)

2. RHCP- BloodSugarSexMagic

3. Smashing Pumpkins- Melloncollie and the Infinite Sadness (if I had to pick, it'd be disc 1)

4. Mars Volta- De-Loused in the Comatorium ... for tripping out looking at sun-induced mirages...

5. Arcade Fire- Neon Bible

Hmm... no angsty girl rock, which could be a problem if there are no men on this island

joshua / October 11, 2007 11:50 AM

i wonder if this is how Island records came up with the name of their label.

1. postal service - give up
2. new pornographers - mass romantic
3. phish - billy breathes
4. rolling stones - let it bleed
5. beatles - magical mystery tour (because i couldn't live without strawberry fields forever)

and lots of batteries

n. / October 11, 2007 12:43 PM

the velvet underground and nico - the velvet underground and nico
69 love songs - magnetic fields
fold your hands child you walk like a peasant - belle and sebastian
stereotype A - cibo matto
van lear rose - loretta lynn

jennifer / October 11, 2007 1:18 PM

skafiend - phew, I'm not the only one. I've come to think that some of the tracks are best for sunshiny summer days. good ol' vince.

Clarke / October 11, 2007 1:34 PM

1. Louis Armstrong - Any compilation or album
2. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II
3. Vivald's Four Seasons
4. I have to agree here with jennifer -- Charlie Brown Christmas Album. Great choice.
5. U2 - Achtung Baby (I'm kinda surprised this one didn't show up yet)

YAJ / October 11, 2007 1:37 PM

Liz Phair – Exile on Guyville
Poi Dog Pondering – Pomegranate
NIN – Pretty Hate Machine
Simon & Garfunkel – Live in Central Park
Some massive Beatles box set

Hopefully, I’m stranded w/ my Printdude, then I get to add in Sinead O’Conner Best So Far, since he’s already packed the NIN.

skee bop / October 11, 2007 1:41 PM

I would like to ask if it would be possible (once the thread is over) to tell us what some of the most common artists and/or albums have been, as I don't really feel like reading through all this. Here are mine:

-Joni Mitchell - Miles of Aisles
-Keane- Somewhere only we know
-Red House Painters- Old Ramon
-Los Fabulosos Cadilacs - Fabulosos Exitos
-Violent Femmes- Add it up

mi gL0cK SkEEtz TeerZ / October 11, 2007 2:11 PM

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B96 "Summer Amor Blastoff AmBient House Disco 2004"
R. Kellz (3 Discs oF sL0W J@mz- 4 beTTr iLand Pr0CreeAshun L0Lz!!)
and BonnE R@iTT "The Glow" (She my AuNt)

sparky / October 11, 2007 2:14 PM

1. Wilco -Being There
2. John Coltrane- A Love Supreme
3. Billie Holiday-Lady in Autumn
4. Beatles- White Album
5. Handel's Messiah

skafiend / October 11, 2007 2:15 PM

Skee...

a cursory glance leads me to believe the Beatles are mentioned the most... shock.

fluffy / October 11, 2007 5:09 PM

Pj Harvey- 'stories from the city.....'

The Beatles- 'Rubber Soul'

The Damned- 'Phantasmagoria'

Sonic Youth- 'Daydream Nation' or 'Goo'

Kate Bush- I can't decide- 'The Whole Story', I guess.

holden / October 11, 2007 10:42 PM

Postal Service - Give Up
U2 - Rattle & Hum
Tegan & Sara - So Jealous
Death Cab for Cutie - Plans
Bright Eyes - Motion Sickness

Ones that I'm saddest about leaving behind?
311
Weezer
Jack Johnson
Matisyahu

Nick / October 11, 2007 11:10 PM

Jimmy Buffett - Boats, Beaches, Bars & Ballads (4 CD BOX SET)

Sufjan Stevens - Illinoise!

Greg / October 12, 2007 12:30 PM

Stone Roses "Stone Roses"
Beatles "Revolver"
The Verve "Urban Hymns"
Beach Boys "Pet Sounds"
Sugar "Copper Blue"

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