Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Desert Island Albums (version 1)

Here's the challenge:
Pick 10 of your favourite albums to take to your desert island, the rules are: you have to own the album, you can't take "best of" or "greatest hits" or "live versions" and no compilations and you can't choose an album that's less than a year old You are allowed to take albums that pre-date you and you can change it each year.
This is my selection so far...but I'm still tinkering, and have found the whole exercise really difficult but enjoyed doing it.
So, in no particular order, here's my first version:
1. Queen, Sheer Heart Attack
2. Muse, Absolution
3. Pink Floyd, Dark Side Of The Moon
4. Pulp, Different Class
5. Goldfrapp, Felt Mountain
6. Divine Comedy, Casanova
7. Chemical Brothers, Exit Planet Dust
8. Massive Attack, Mezzanine
9. White Stripes, Elephant
10. Kasabian, West Pauper Lunatic Asylum
I'm not claiming any credit for this unique challenge, it was created by an acquaintance known only as  Dr Global (that's all you need to know about him)


  1. Like you said it's a first draft. I'm sure on the way home tonight something will jump out and I'll think it should go on a list but here goes (and not in order)...

    Pulp - Different Class
    Muse - Origins
    Green Day - American Idiot
    Divine Comedy - Casanova
    Queens of the Stone Age - Rated R
    Placebo - Placebo
    Marilyn Manson - Mechanical Animals
    Nine Inch Nails - Year Zero
    Black Light Burns - Cruel Melody
    The Flaming Lips - War of the Mystics

  2. Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue
    Pink Floyd - Atom Heart Mother
    Gustav Mahler - Symphony No 5
    The Beatles - Abbey Road
    Steve Tibbetts - Northern Song
    Paul Weller - Days Of Speed
    Diana Krall - Quiet Nights
    OST (Bernstein/Sondheim) West Side Story
    Jimmy Giuffre - Quasar
    Joni Mitchell - Hejira