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My Favorite albums/ Desert Island Picks UPDATED!

I've been thinking a bit tonight about what I would consider my absolute favorite albums. Strangely enough this list only represents a portion of my collection. I have attempted to only include a representative album where this sort of restriction is applicicable.

1. The Beatles - The White Album (The Beatles)*
2. Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet
3. The Doors - LA Woman
4. Pink Floyd - Meddle
5. The Kinks - The Kinks Are The Vilage Green Preservation Society
6. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground and Nico
7. Jimi Hendrix - Axis Bold As Love
8. Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisted
9. Bo Diddley - Got My Own Bag Of Tricks
10. The MC5 - Kick Out The Jams
11. The Jefferson Airplane - Surrealistic Pillow
12. Various Artists - Woodstock
13. George Harrison - All Things Must Pass
14. Paul McCartney - Band On The Run
15. John Lennon - Imagine
16. Jethro Tull - Songs From The Wood
17. Led Zeppelin - How The West Was Won
18. Captain Beefheart - Shiny Beast Batchain Puller
19. Frank Zappa - One Size Fits All
19. The Who - Live At Leeds
20. Love - Forever Changes
21. Grateful Dead - Live Dead
22. Bob Weir - Ace
23. Jerry Garcia - Garcia
24. Phil Lesh - Seastones
25. Diga Rhythm Band - Diga Rhythm Band
26. Traffic - Last Exit
27. Crosby Stills Nash and Young - So Far *&
28. Todd Rundgren - Something Anything
29. The Soft Machine - Soft Machine
30. The Flaming Groovies - Teenage Head
31. The Zombies - The Singles A's and B's
32. John Cale - Paris 1919
34. Syd Barrett - The Madcap Laughs
35. Dr. John - Gris Gris
36. 13 floor Elevators - Easter Everywhere
37. The Red Crayoloa - The Parable of Arable Land
38. Van Morrison - Moondance
39. Santana - Santana
40. Yes - Yessongs
41. Country Joe and the Fish - Electric Music for mind and body
42. Jack Bruce - Songs for a tailor
43. Mountain - Climbing!
44. King Crimson - Starless and Bible Black
45. Can - Ege Bamyasi
46. Steve Hilliage - Fish Rising
47. Procol Harum - Salty Dog
49. Spirit - The 12 Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus
50. Big Brother and the holding co. - Cheap Thrills
51. John Fahey - The Legend of Blind Joe Death
52. Leo Kottke - Six and Twelve String Guitar
53. Nino Ferer - Metronomie
54. Serge Gainsbourg - Gainsbourg A Gainsbarre
55. The Firesign Theater - Waiting for the electrician of someone like him
56. The Firesign Theater - How can you be in two places at once when you're not anywhere at all
57. The Firesign Theater - Don't Crush That Dwarf Hand Me The Pliers
58. The Firesign Theater - We're All Bozos on this Bus
Ok, All Four of these albums are essential but if I had to pick only one it would be Dwarf.
59. Roger Waters - Music From the Body
60. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Cosmos Factory
61. The Fugs - Golden Filth live at filmore east
62. Neil Young - Decade
63. Buffalo Springfield - Buffalo Springfield
64. David Bowie - Lodger
65. Jimmy Cliff - The Harder They Come
66. The Moody Blues - In Search Of The Lost Chord
67. Allman Brothers - Filmore East
68. Jeff Beck - Truth/Beckola
69. Paul Butterfield Blues Band - East West
70. Derek and the Dominos - Layla and other love songs
71. Paul Katner/Jefferson Starship - Blows Against the Empire
72. John Mayall & The Blues Breakers - A Hard Road
73. Pentangle - Essential Pentangle
74. Shawn Phillips - collaboration
75. The Incredible String Band - The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter
76. Various Artists - The Real Bahamas
77. Joseph Spence - Living on the Hallelujah Side
78. Leonard Cohen - I'm Your Man
79. The Beach Boys - Good Vibrations: Smile(bootleg with 15minute Good Vibrations)
80. Elvis Presley - The Sun Sessions
81. Simon and Garfunkel - Sounds of Silence
82. Paul Simon - Negotiations and Love songs 1971-1986
83. Chuck Berry - The Great Twenty-eight
84. Dick Dale - Tribal Thunder
85. Squeeze - Singles
86. Ustad Sultan Khan - Sarangi: The music of india
87. Ravi Shankar - Live at the Monterey Pop Festival


This next section is basically late 70s through today but there are some holes. These correspond to times when I stopped listening/ buying new music due to what was going on in my life at the time or to times when I was so into older music I lost track of the cool new stuff.

1. The Stranglers - La Folie
2. Wire - Chairs Missing
3. The Clash - Story of the Clash
4. The Minutemen - Double Nickels on the Dime
5. Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade
6. Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
7. The Pouges - If I should Fall From Grace With God
8. Pixies - Surfer Rosa
9. Camper Van Beethoven - Our Beloved Revolutionary Sweetheart
10. Mudhoney - Superfuzz Bigmuff
11. Spacemen 3 - The Perfect Prescription
12. The Meat Puppets - Up on the sun
13. Nirvana - Unplugged
14. The Butthole Surfers - Locust Abortion Technician
15. The Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
16. Belle and Sebastian - Tigermilk
17. Tom Waits - Franks Wild Years
18. Ciccone Youth - The Whitey Album
19. Firehose - If'n
20. Elvis Costello - King of America
21. Crash Test Dummies - God Shuffled his feet
22. XTC - Skylarking
23. Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots
24. They Might Be Giants - Flood
25. Boogie Down Productions - By All Means Necessary
26. Henry Kaiser - Those who know history are doomed to repeat it
27. The Dukes of Stratosphear - 25 O'clock
28. Bauhaus - 1979 -1983 Volume one
29. Pubic Image Limited - Live in Tokyo
30. various artists - Where the Pyramid Meets the Eye, A Tribute to Roky Erickson
31. Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables
32. Bongwater - Double Bummer+
33. Babaloo - Punk Mambo!


Jazz

1. Louis Armstrong - The Hot Five and Sevens
2. Duke Ellington - The Blanton-Webster Band
3. Benny Goodman - Carnegie Hall Concert 1938
4. Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
5. John Coltrane - Blue Train
6. John McLaughlin - My Goal's Beyond
7. Mahavishnu Orhcestra - Inner Mounting Flame
8. Miles Davis - Bitches Brew
9. Dexter Gordon - Go
10. Sun Ra - Atlantis
11. Joe Pass - Blues Dues
12. Modern Jazz Quartet - Django
13. Dave Brubeck - Time Out
14. John Scofield - A Go Go
15. Herbie Hancock - Head Hunters
16. Miles Davis - 'Round about Midnight
17. Charles Mingus - Ah Um
18. Eric Dolphy - Out to Lunch
19. Thelonious Monk - Himself
20. Jimmy Smith - The Preacher
21. Charlie Parker - The complete Savoy Sessions Vol.1
22. Artie Shaw - Begin the Beguine
23. Django Reinhardt - Swing 39
24. John Zorn - The Big Gundown

Blues
1. Muddy Waters - His Best
2. Howlin Wolf - Chess Box Set
3. Robert Johnson - Complete recordings

Classical
1. Mahler - Symphony No. 9 - Bruno Walter
2. Mahler - Symphony No. 7 - James Levine
3. Kurt Weil - Threepenny Opera
4. Edgard Varèse - Amériques
5. Stravinsky - Rite of Spring

Soundtracks

The Beau Hunks - Play the "Little Rascals"
Music from Pulp Fiction
Ennio Morricone - Film Music Volume I
Ennio Morricone - Film Music Volume II
The Carl Stalling Project (music from the warner brothers cartoons 1936-1958)
Wings of Desire
King Kong (original movie)
Zabriski point
The Big Easy
Pump up the volume



*Or Revolver on alternate thursdays with an R in the month
*& Or Deja Vu
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