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In case you need to waste your afternoon

Pajiba commenters pick their five "Desert Island" albums: "...this isn’t a list of what you think are the best albums ever, nor is it a list to show off your wide and diverse musical tastes. It is your true comfort albums. The discs you know you could listen to for the rest of your life, in between cracking coconuts and pushing buttons in the hatch."

Mine:
Extraordinary Machine - Fiona Apple [.tgz]
Rachmaninoff Piano Concertos (Andre Previn) [.zip] (note, the zip file only has Disc 2, so it's the 3d and 4th concertos. I'm more partial to the 2nd concerto than the 4th, but oh how I love the 3d. I had the privilege of seeing it performed at the BSO once; I totally cried at the end. It was so amazing. But I digress.)
Led Zeppelin IV [.zip]
Living With Ghosts - Patty Griffin [.zip]
O - Damien Rice [.zip]

Honorable mention:
Veronica Mars S1 Soundtrack [.zip]
Welcome Interstate Managers - Fountains of Wayne
'Huh?' - the mumbles [.zip]
Christmas With the Rat Pack
Next - Tufts Beelzebubs [.zip]

Go.

(ps to slayerinthedark, I was fully expecting this to break your brain, but then it occurred to me that you probably have a list of "top 100 albums of all time" ready and waiting. And that thought made me smile.)

Comments

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maggiesox
Mar. 29th, 2007 11:05 pm (UTC)
Only FIVE? That's just cruel.

U2's Achtung Baby
Johnny Cash's Live at Folsom Prison
Counting Crows' August and Everything After
The Clash's London Calling
Indigo Girls' 1200 Curfews

Honorable Mentions:
Mike Doughty's Haughty Melodic
The Shins' Oh, Inverted World
Travis' The Invisible Man
The Grateful Dead's American Beauty
Jeff Buckley's Grace
aloha_moira
Mar. 30th, 2007 02:40 pm (UTC)
I know, right? That's why I had to cheat and put so many honorable mentions on there. ;)
frawst
Mar. 30th, 2007 10:57 pm (UTC)
Swap out Achtung for Ani DiFranco's Living in Clip and The Clash for The Essential Leonard Cohen Disc 1 and I'm good. Doughty can stay in the first alternate slot.
magnolia_5
Mar. 29th, 2007 11:59 pm (UTC)
I know, like seriously...how can anyone just choose FIVE? I cant even...nevermind--the mind boggles at what to pick. I'll probably think about this all the rest of the afternoon now.
clarkworm
Mar. 30th, 2007 05:31 am (UTC)
You SERIOUSLY have a Bubs album in your almost-top five?

that's amazing.

I'll have to think on mine and get back to you.
aloha_moira
Mar. 30th, 2007 02:44 pm (UTC)
It's SUCH a good CD! :) Also, I'm kind of a nerd.
douxquemiel
Mar. 30th, 2007 01:38 pm (UTC)
....how do you have a Bubs CD?? Did you GO to Tufts? Can I look you up in our awesome Alumni Database and stalk you for money? What is this, clarify, plz.

Also, since I am at work, I have no acess to my music, but I will certainly think on this one. I have an inkling about them, but I know I'm forgetting some. :P
aloha_moira
Mar. 30th, 2007 02:43 pm (UTC)
No, I went to Brandeis, but I was on the arts section of our school paper, so I went to a LOT of a cappella concerts. We saw them at a couple, and CJ and I just fell in love. I was at school during what I think was a particularly good stretch for the Bubs... and I could definitely listen to that CD a million times, if just for their version of "Major Tom/Space Oddity". So good, srsly.

I'm thinking I might go upload all these albums now...
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