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Five desert island CDs for unwinding

These are the CDs I would never wish to be without, but this was a really hard choice. Given the opportunity I would make it Recurring Dream and four other compilation CDs I had burned. Except this is cheating. *g*

(1) The Stone Roses The Stone Roses

(2) Recurring Dream Crowded House

(3) Grand Prix Teenage Fanclub

(4) Koyaanisqatsi Philip Glass

(5) Allegri Miserere and other masterpieces
Not actually for the Miserere but for Spem in Alium by Thomas Tallis, which blows my mind every time I hear it

Five more I would include if I got 10 choices:
Screamadelica - Primal Scream; All that You Can't Leave Behind - U2; OK Computer - Radiohead; Indigo Girls -- Best of; Revolver - Beatles

And finally, what are your favourite cover versions?

Mine are:
I Second That Emotion, Japan (Smokey Robinson)
One, Johnny Cash (U2)
People Are Strange, Echo and the Bunnymen (The Doors)



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Jul. 21st, 2002 01:00 pm (UTC)
I don't think I've ever heard your top five. I feel like a total dork now.

Jul. 21st, 2002 07:11 pm (UTC)
mmmm. recurring dream, I had COMPLETELY forgotten about that CD. And the Stone Roses.
So much angst in the decision.
But, I'm also interesting in why the CDs that didn't make the top five, well, didn't make the top five. flaws or just that they're behind the others??

hmmm. stone roses.

xx j
Jul. 22nd, 2002 01:54 am (UTC)
The ones that made the top five either relax me to a point of pleasing horizontalness (Philip Glass, the renaissance polyphony stuff) or else are so beautiful I can't bear it (Spem in Alium, "Waterfall") or else have very personal associations. I had one of the best weeks of my life at a time when I was playing the Stone Roses, I drove around the US to Crowded House and around Norway to Grand Prix.

As for the others, Screamadelica is associated with good times and good people but it's a *really* flawed album, U2 I love at the moment but who knows if I would hate it in a couple of years, etc etc.

How about you? What determined what you would take, given that we all adore more than five albums?

And M? I probably wouldn't have heard of your top five either *g*
Jul. 23rd, 2002 06:23 pm (UTC)
Recurring Dream is definitely one of the finest albums ever released. Just had to make that comment.
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