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Your Top 5
« on: October 29, 2021, 03:18:12 pm »
I was asked what my 5 top albums are in "Ask me anything". 

So this thread is for your Top Fives.  Albums, Tracks, Books, Films, Whatever's......

If the things take off - we'll split it up...
"OK face up to it - you're useless but generally pretty honest and straightforward . . . it's a rare combination of qualities that I have come to admire in you" - Geo 2011

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Re: Your Top 5
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2021, 03:18:48 pm »
My top 5 albums......

Aladdin Sane - David Bowie
Transformer - Lou Read
Physical Graffiti - Led Zeppelin
Origin of Symmetry - Muse
America IV - Johnny Cash

Honourable mentions:

Silent Alarm - Bloc Party
Dear Dead Days - Kassi Valazza
Play Bach - Jacques Loussier
Stanley Road - Paul Weller
The Clash - The Clash
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Re: Your Top 5
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2021, 03:28:43 pm »
In chronological order..

Music - Whatever people say I am, I'm not (Arctic Monkeys), AM (Arctic Monkeys), The Resistance (Muse), The Black Parade, (MCR), A Fever You Can't Sweat Out (Panic! At The Disco)
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Re: Your Top 5
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2021, 03:30:29 pm »
Books (and I'm cheating because some of them are 2 and 3 parters)...

A Story Like The Wind and A Far Off Place - Laurens van der Post
Born to Win - John Bertrand
The Cowboy Way: A Year in the Life of a Montana Ranch Hand - David McCumber
The White Spider - Heinrich Harrer
A Time of Gifts and Between the Woods and the Water - Patrick Leigh Fermor
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Re: Your Top 5
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2021, 03:38:52 pm »
Good idea! Hard to narrow it down to five!

TOOL - 10,000 Days
Archspire - Bleee the future
Meshuggah - Catch 33
Lamb if God - Sacrament
Decapitated - Nihility

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Re: Your Top 5
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2021, 03:46:20 pm »
Current top 5 albums:

Interpol - Antics
Muse - Absolution
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
Lord Huron - Strange Trails
Modest Mouse - Good News For People Who Love Bad News
 
I'd say my musical sensibilities are very stuck, for the most part, in the early 2000's.  It's when I met my wife, we were both heading off to college, and we were really into listening to music together.  She and I both came from a primarily classic rock/pop background, me with Floyd and her with The Beatles, so it was cool to find something new we were both stoked on.

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Re: Your Top 5
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2021, 03:49:01 pm »
Books would be tough  :D

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Re: Your Top 5
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2021, 03:56:33 pm »
It was easy for me.  Those are the only ones I can remember reading more than once.....
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Re: Your Top 5
« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2021, 04:40:55 pm »
Current top 5 albums:

Interpol - Antics
Muse - Absolution
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
Lord Huron - Strange Trails
Modest Mouse - Good News For People Who Love Bad News


Some random humblebrags / cool stories bro intersecting with this:

One of my friends used to go to school with the main Interpol guy. When they played Minneapolis, we hung out with them and went to an afterparty. It was fun!

Another of my friends used to be the lighting manager for Lord Huron.

I will need to think more on top 5 stuff... Too many holes in my brain I guess.
Think it, be it.

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Re: Your Top 5
« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2021, 06:55:26 pm »
Albums:

Fugazi - The Argument
Swans - The Seer
Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie & the Infinite Sadness
Kate Bush - Hounds of Love
Converge - Jane Doe

Honourable mentions:

Deftones - White Pony
Charles Mingus - Black Saint & the Sinner Lady
…trail of dead - Source Tags & Codes
Mr. Bungle - Disco Volante
Daughters - You Won’t Get What You Want

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Re: Your Top 5
« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2021, 06:57:30 pm »
@LewisStonehouse TOOL! Right on, should’ve added Lateralus or Aenema to my list - such a great band

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Re: Your Top 5
« Reply #11 on: October 29, 2021, 06:59:40 pm »
What I am loving about this thread is that Spotify is getting worn out here....... ;) ;) ;)
"OK face up to it - you're useless but generally pretty honest and straightforward . . . it's a rare combination of qualities that I have come to admire in you" - Geo 2011

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Re: Your Top 5
« Reply #12 on: October 29, 2021, 07:00:06 pm »
@LewisStonehouse TOOL! Right on, should’ve added Lateralus or Aenema to my list - such a great band

For sure man, I could have had 4/5 of my top five be TOOL albums to be fair. Going to see them in May 22 😊

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Re: Your Top 5
« Reply #13 on: October 29, 2021, 07:00:07 pm »
And I should have had some Red Hot's....
"OK face up to it - you're useless but generally pretty honest and straightforward . . . it's a rare combination of qualities that I have come to admire in you" - Geo 2011

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Re: Your Top 5
« Reply #14 on: October 29, 2021, 07:03:36 pm »
Great thread!

Books!

  • Bible:  shapes my life, probably the book I've re-read the most times
  • The Stand - Stephen King:  such an epic novel!
  • Cryptonomicon - Neal Stephenson:  has a whole chapter on how the protagonist eats Capt. Crunch cereal!
  • Neuromancer - William Gibson:  has one of the best opening lines ever:  "The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel."
  • Slaughterhouse-Five - Kurt Vonnegut: I found myself writing down quotes from this book like every 3 pages -- just brilliant!
Blanket-line all the things!!!