Desert Island Discs


Apologies for the prevalence of discs from the 90's - I just happen to find a lot of the folk stuff from the late 60's and synth-driven junk from the 80's kinda tiresome. I can think of countless songs I'd like to take with me, and since I'm big on mix tapes and an assortment of music being trapped with only albums would suck. Truth is, there are a ton of bands I love, and if I could just sift through their discographies and find what tracks are on what albums I'd pick and choose from there. For example, I don't know if I could live without Primitive Radio Gods' "Standing Outside A Broken Phone Booth With Money In My Hand," Philip Glass' orchestration of Aphex Twin's "ICCT Hedral," Ray Charles' "Georgia On My Mind," John Cale's "Paris 1919" and Billie Holiday's "God Bless The Child." Such is the power of music.


Air, Moon Safari (1995)

The Afghan Whigs, 1965 (1998)

Aphex Twin, Richard D. James Album (1996)

The Beach Boys, Pet Sounds (1966)

Beach House, Teen Dream (2010)

The Beatles, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)

Big Black, Songs About Fucking (1987)

David Bowie, The Rise & Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars (1972)

John Cage, In a Landscape

Coldplay, Parachutes (2000)

Ornette Coleman, The Shape of Jazz to Come (1959)

Elvis Costello & the Attractions, Armed Forces (1979)

Miles Davis, Kind of Blue (1959)

The Doors, The Doors (1967)

Bob Dylan, Blood on the Tracks (1975)

Fine Young Cannibals, The Raw & the Cooked (1989)

Serge Gainsbourg, Histoire de Melody Nelson (1971)

Marvin Gaye, What's Going On (1971)

George Gershwin, Rhapsody in Blue

Gwar, America Must Be Destroyed (1991)

The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Are You Experienced? (1967)

Interpol, Turn on the Bright Lights (2002)

James, Laid (1993)

The Jesus and Mary Chain, Psychocandy (1985)

Massive Attack, Mezzanine (1998)

Merzbow, Music for Bondage Performance (1991)

Charles Mingus, Mingus Ah Um (1959)

Momus, The Little Red Songbook (1999)

Thelonious Monk, Straight, No Chaser (1967)

Mr. Bungle, Mr. Bungle (1991)

My Bloody Valentine, Loveless (1991)

N.W.A., Straight Outta Compton (1988)

Charlie Parker With Strings, The Master Takes (1949)

Pink Floyd, Wish You Were Here (1975)

The Pixies, Doolittle (1989)

Prince, Purple Rain (1984)

Radiohead, The Bends (1995)

Steve Reich, Music for 18 Musicians

The Rolling Stones, Let It Bleed (1969)

Erik Satie, Piano Works

The Sex Pistols, Never Mind the Bollocks Here's the Sex Pistols (1977)

Frank Sinatra, In the Wee Small Hours (1955)

Slayer, Reign in Blood (1986)

The Stooges, Raw Power (1973)

Talking Heads, 77 (1977)

TV on the Radio, Young Liars (2003)

U2, Achtung Baby (1991)

Antonio Vivaldi, Four Seasons

Tom Waits, Bone Machine (1992)

Weezer, Pinkerton (1996)

Frank Zappa & the Mothers of Invention, We're Only in It for the Money (1968)


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