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All time favourite Albums

^I've heard it, I like it. Richard Hell and Tom Verlaine together makes my heart go flippity flappity, but with Richard leaving Television, the "To hold the tv to my lips, the air so packed with cash
Then carry it up flights of stairs and drop it in the vacant lot" bit, suddenly sounds mischievous when he sings it with the Voidoids.:D
Oh yeah, absolutely. (And it goes nicely with Verlaine's slightly garbled "(T)Elevation, don't go to my head" in "Elevation"...)

There's an anecdote about Richard and Tom that seems to sum them up beautifully. When they were teenage runaways together, they were once arrested for burning down a field. Tom Miller claimed they'd done it because they were just trying to keep warm in a cold world; he'd later take the name "Verlaine" after a French poet. Richard Meyers said he just wanted to see it burn; he'd later rename himself "Hell"... :D
'Fun' Richard interview: bookslut

:lol: I love Bookslut, but I'd managed to miss that one.
It's absurd and embarrassing for you to place me among those who "can claim to have also had a significant impact on culture at large" as a "rock and roller" with a throwaway line like that. I do not make that "claim." On what basis do you? You think you're flattering me, but you're just being a condescending twat.

By the way, SFG, how's that list of your favourite albums from the last 10 years coming? Inquiring minds and all that.
My Chemical Romance - I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love
Killswitch Engage - Alive Or Just Breathing
Green Day - American Idiot / Dookie / Nimrod
AFI - Sing The Sorrow
1. Radiohead - In Rainbows / Ok Computer (tie)
2. Infected Mushroom - Vicious Delicious
3. Foo Fighters - Wasting Light
4. Greenday - Nimrod
5. Incubus - Science
6. Muse - Black Holes and Revelations / Absolution (tie)
7. Propellerheads - DecksandDrumsandRockandRoll
8. DJ Krush - Jaku / Milight / Strictly Turntablized (tie)
9. Jamiroquai - Traveling Without Moving
10. Queens of the Stone Age - Era Vulgaris
1. Muse - The Resistance (2009)
2. Muse - Black Holes and Revelations (2006)
3. Leonard Cohen - Songs From The Road (2010)
I'm a rocker at heart, but I'd probably take Enya's greatest hits. I think I would rely heavily on imagination on the long, lonely days and nights, and her music is very conducive to imagining things. :)
Some of my big favourites:

Bruce Springsteen - The River
Johnny Cash - American IV: The Man Comes Around
Loreena McKennitt - The Mask and Mirror (if I have to pick one of hers - actually I love virtually everything she's done so far)
Elton John - Made in England
Billy Joel - River of Dreams
The Cranberries - To the Faithful Departed
Carla Bruni - Quelqu'un m'a dit
Robbie Williams - Swing When You're Winning
Green Day - American Idiot
Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
Mumford & Sons - Sigh No More
Young Rebel Set - Curse Your Love
The Waterboys - An Appointment with Mr. Yeats
The Pogues - Rum, Sodomy & the Lash
REM - Murmur
The Pixies - Surfer Rosa
The Wedding Present - George Best
The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead
The Field Mice - Coastal
The Cult - Love
Husker Du - Warehouse: Songs And Stories
Radiohead - The Bends
The Vaccines - What Do You Expect From The Vaccines
Lemonheads -Its A Shame About Ray
Mega City Four - Tranzophobia
The Chameleons - Strange Times
The Strokes - Is This It
I'll try and limit it to ten:

1. Exile on Main Street - Rolling Stones
2. Who's Next - The Who
3. Live at Leeds - The Who
4. Sticky Fingers - Rolling Stones
5. Live at the Fillmore East - Allman Brothers Band
6. Bringing it all Back Home - Bob Dylan
7. Free - Free
8. Beggar's Banquet - Rolling Stones
9. L.A.Woman - The Doors
10. Still Alive and Well - Johnny Winter

Love the Stones, definitely worth the multiple mentioning.
Joe Strummer - Streetcore
Alice In Chains - Jar of Flies
Metallica - Ride The Lightning
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
U2 - Achtung Baby
Muse - Black Holes & Revelations
Muse - Absolution
Social Distortion - Live At The Roxy
The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night
The Beatles - Yellow Submarine (1999 remastered version)
The Crow (soundtrack)
Invincible (soundtrack)
I've probably been here before but first thoughts
Captain Fantastic
Tumbleweed Connection
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road-Elton John
The Best of The Band
Live with the Jan Hammer Group-Jeff Beck
Heavy Weather-Weather Report
Eat a Peach-The Allman Brothers
Made in Japan
Come Taste the Band-Deep Purple
Teaser-Tommy Bolin
A Man Must Carry On-Jerry Jeff Walker
Live-Mott the Hoople
Made in the Shade-The Rolling Stones
The first three or four Clapton LP's
If you are to get marooned in an island which some have electricity to operate you player, which albums would you like to be stuck with ? ;)

An interesting thread, I'm going to give this some thought, but I know already that it is not possible to pick a short list!
Agalloch - The Mantle
Death - Symbolic
Slayer - Reign in Blood
Rotting Christ - Triarchy of the Lost Lovers
Bolt Thrower - The IVth Crusade
Tristania - Beyond the Veil
Nest - Woodsmoke
Yanni - Keys to Imagination
Pink Floyd - Animals
Drudkh - Blood in our Wells
This is still mostly accurate, though I'd take Drudkh off and add Shape of Despair - The Monotony Fields.