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Seeing as everyone's talking favourite Rats albums again over yonder, I started making a mental list of general favourites.  And now I'm nosy as to what everyone else's are.

10 is probably too many for a nice neat thread, but it's hard to draw a line once you start, so my current rough top 10 are:

1. A Tonic For The Troops

2. The Who - Quadrophenia

3. Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra - Theatre Is Evil

4. The Pogues - If I Should Fall From Grace With God

5. Billy Bragg - Worker's Playtime

6. The Clash - Give 'Em Enough Rope

7. Morrissey - Years of Refusal

8. The Mountain Goats - The Life of the World to Come

9. Toy Horses - Toy Horses

10. Sonic Boom Six - City of Thieves



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Top ten without sticking five Pulp albums in it.  Tricky, so I'll just pick one per band.

Ignoring compilations (like Chas n Dave's Greatest Hits), here's a quick 30, not necessarily ranked in order, and probably missing another 20 I could easily tack on...

  1. Pulp - This Is Hardcore
  2. Happy Mondays - Pills 'n' Thrills and Bellyaches
  3. Suede - Dog Man Star
  4. Radiohead - The Bends
  5. Boomtown Rats - A Tonic for the Troops
  6. Teardrop Explodes - Kilimanjaro
  7. JJ72 - JJ72
  8. Flys - Own
  9. David Bowie - Aladdin Sane
  10. Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks
  11. T. Rex - Bolan Boogie
  12. Blur - Parklife
  13. Stone Roses - Stone Roses
  14. Elvis Costello - Get Happy!!!
  15. Royal Blood - Royal Blood
  16. Damned - Machine Gun Etiquette
  17. Stranglers - Black & White
  18. The House Of Love - The House of Love
  19. Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand
  20. Slade - Slayed?
  21. The White Stripes - Elephant
  22. The Strokes - Is This It
  23. Blondie - Parallel Lines
  24. Arcade Fire - Reflector
  25. XTC - English Settlement
  26. Velvet Underground & Nico - Andy Warhol
  27. Bluetones - Expecting to Fly
  28. Arctic Monkeys - AM
  29. Razorlight - Up All Night
  30. Dodgy - Free Peace Sweet

A fairly predictable glam/punk/new wave/baggy/britpop list I suppose...

http://boomtownrats.activeboard.com/t39482270/what-other-music-do-you-like/



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I had forgotten The Kinks - Low Budget, James - Seven, Nirvana - Nevermind, Kula Shaker- K, Black Grape - It's Great When You're Straight and Oasis - What's The Story...



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Mine won't be too popular amongst some

1. The Boomtown Rats
2. A Tonic for the Troops
3. U2 - All that you can't leave behind (probably all their albums apart the the latest)
3. The Zutons - Tired of Hanging Around
4. Razor light - Up All Night
5. white Lies - To Lose My Life
7. Thin Lizzy - Black Rose
8. U2 - How to dismantle an atomic bom
9. The Arctic Monkeys - AM
10. In the long grass (because it has Dave on it)
11. REM - Automatic for the people
12. Gabrielle - Rise
13. The Sex Pistols - Nevermind The bollocks
14. Pink - Funhouse
15. Pink Floyd - Atom Heart Mother
16. The Zutons - You can do anything
17. Cold Play - A rush of blood to the head


I probably overran by putting all of U2's albums up there. more Rats, Aerosmoth, Leonard Cohen, Rainbow will all feature but not sure which album. So many to choose from.


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Need a bit more time to get full details but definitely I would include albums by:

Captain Beefheart, XTC,Clinic, Boomtown Rats, The Saints, Momus, Magazine, Scott Walker, Echo and the Bunnymen, Geneva

I'll think it through over the weekendsmile



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i give all 6 Rats albums equal top placing!

Albums I rate very highly:

Capt Beefheart Trout Mask Replica 1969

Momus - the Poison Boyfried- 1989 Tender Pervert, 

Band Of Holy Joy- Manic Magic Majestic-1987

Echo/Bunnymen -Crocodiles (debut album)-1980

XTC -Skylarking, Black sea, Drums and Wires- '86, '80, '79 respectively

Geneva-Further 1997

Dexys Midnight Runners- Searching For The YOung Soul Rebels-1980

Carter USM-101 Damnations, 30 Something, The Love Album, early '90's

Magazine-Real life, Secondhand Daylight, The Correct Use of Soap-late 70's

Scott Walker - all 4 solo albums late sixties

Marc Almond-Mother Fist, The Stars We Are,Stories of Johnny- 

The Saints-I'm Stranded, Evernally Yours, 

The Only Ones- Even Serpents Shine, Baby's Got a Gun

Clinic-Internal Wrangler, Walking With Thee, Winchester cathederal

Moondog - The Viking of 6th Avenue

Laurie Anderson-Big Science, Strange Angels



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Some crackin' choices, although we'd all be terrible Desert Island Discs guests. Would belatedly add Sex Pistols -Flogging a Dead Horse (compilation, I know, cheating) and Faces - A Nod is as Good as a Wink. And to cheat, would replace Pogues IISFFGWG with Pogues in Paris, 'cause they are the best live band I've ever seen.

Anyway, now rectifying the realisation from these lists that I've never listened to a whole Pulp or Echo & the Bunnymen album. To Spotify!

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Tango wrote:

Anyway, now rectifying the realisation from these lists that I've never listened to a whole Pulp or Echo & the Bunnymen album. To Spotify!


 Regarding Pulp,it's best to start and Intro or His 'n' Hers and go chronlogically from there.  The albums before that can be a little challenging (like Freaks), and the latter ones only make sense when you know what has gone before.  Hardcore is a great album but wouldn't be the best place to start...



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ArrGee wrote:
Tango wrote:

Anyway, now rectifying the realisation from these lists that I've never listened to a whole Pulp or Echo & the Bunnymen album. To Spotify!


 Regarding Pulp,it's best to start and Intro or His 'n' Hers and go chronlogically from there.  The albums before that can be a little challenging (like Freaks), and the latter ones only make sense when you know what has gone before.  Hardcore is a great album but wouldn't be the best place to start...


 Grand, thanks, as the resident Pulp authority I'll trust your guidance and start at His 'n' Hers. Although looking up Hardcore tracklisting has reminded me of this actually quite good compilation album that came free with a copy of Q sometime in the early 00s - http://www.discogs.com/Various-Rule-Britannia/release/717011



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ArrGee wrote:
Tango wrote:

Anyway, now rectifying the realisation from these lists that I've never listened to a whole Pulp or Echo & the Bunnymen album. To Spotify!


 Regarding Pulp,it's best to start and Intro or His 'n' Hers and go chronlogically from there.  The albums before that can be a little challenging (like Freaks), and the latter ones only make sense when you know what has gone before.  Hardcore is a great album but wouldn't be the best place to start...


I just know the Pulp singles and bits and pieces rather than the full albums. I'll download a few of the album tracks from Hardcore and see if I like them. Not sure if you ever saw Pulp doing Stacks and a few other tracks on Irish tv around 92/93. I was them live in Dublin around that time- I think the venue was somewhere near Vicar St, though the name escapes me.

No just found info on Pulp in Dublin. It was a programme called Rock The Garden April 1993.

http://www.pulpwiki.net/Pulp/2April1993JMTVRocksTheGarden



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Tango wrote:
ArrGee wrote:
Tango wrote:

Anyway, now rectifying the realisation from these lists that I've never listened to a whole Pulp or Echo & the Bunnymen album. To Spotify!


 Regarding Pulp,it's best to start and Intro or His 'n' Hers and go chronlogically from there.  The albums before that can be a little challenging (like Freaks), and the latter ones only make sense when you know what has gone before.  Hardcore is a great album but wouldn't be the best place to start...


 Grand, thanks, as the resident Pulp authority I'll trust your guidance and start at His 'n' Hers. Although looking up Hardcore tracklisting has reminded me of this actually quite good compilation album that came free with a copy of Q sometime in the early 00s - http://www.discogs.com/Various-Rule-Britannia/release/717011


 I've just downloaded The Fear/Dishes/I'm a Man from This is Hardcore. Will give a review when I get a chance to listen to the songs later.smile



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Tango wrote:

Some crackin' choices, although we'd all be terrible Desert Island Discs guests. Would belatedly add Sex Pistols -Flogging a Dead Horse (compilation, I know, cheating) and Faces - A Nod is as Good as a Wink. And to cheat, would replace Pogues IISFFGWG with Pogues in Paris, 'cause they are the best live band I've ever seen.

Anyway, now rectifying the realisation from these lists that I've never listened to a whole Pulp or Echo & the Bunnymen album. To Spotify!


 The first two Supergrass albums are brilliant- I Should Coco and In It For The Money. Also Beatles White Album/Revolver, Sgt Peppers.



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Sex Pistols-Never Mind the Bollocks
Housemartins-London 0 Hull 4
The Fine Art of Surfacing
Bowie-Scary Monsters
Bowie-Diamond Dogs
Morrissey-You Are The Quarry
Iggy and the Stooges-Raw Power
Iggy Pop-Lust For Life
A Tonic For The Troops
Smiths-Strangeways Here We Come

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noelindublin wrote:

 I've just downloaded The Fear/Dishes/I'm a Man from This is Hardcore. Will give a review when I get a chance to listen to the songs later.smile


 Straight in with the more challenging material!   I must admit that individually the Hardcore tracks don't always sound right in isloation but they all work together.  Julian Cope albums are like that.  Jehovahkill and Peggy Suicide are quite brilliant, but when I listen to the tracks on shuffle, they don't seem as great.



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Ok, without thinking too hard, and not necessarily in order, I'll go with...

The Stones roses debut

A Tonic for the Troops

Rum Sodomy and the Lash - Pogues

Clash - debut (import version)

The World Won't Listen - Smiths

Machine Gun Etiquette - Damned

Doolittle - Pixies

The Boomtown Rats

30 Something - Carter USM

One Step Beyond - Madness

Would/should probably have had one of All Mod Cons/Setting Sons/Sound Affects but couldn't split them, hence exclusion.

 



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OK, just for a laugh, these are the albums I remember loving to listen to in late 1970s/1980s - I would have to think too hard to come up with all time faves, but this is a start!

Obviously, first 3 Rats albums

Reality Effect - Tourists

Absolutely - Madness

Blondie - debut one, Plastic Letters, Parallel Lines, Eat to the Beat

Dire Straits - debut, Communique, Making Movies (ok and all the rest!)

Abba - Super Trouper (and the rest!)

Shakin' Stevens - Shaky (gulp! - a short-lived phase!)

ELO - Out of the Blue

Rainbow - Down To Earth

Men At Work - Business As Usual

Bowie - Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane (and most of the others too)

Rod Stewart - Every Picture Tells A Story

Feline - Stranglers

Kinks - ... Village Green Preservation Society, State of Confusion

Steel Wheels - Rolling Stones




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Can't believe I forgot to include Queen!! Add them to the list

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Yeah but which Queen album? Don't think we should be counting greatest hits type stuff.

I was iffy about including World Won't listen but that was more of a mix of old and new from memory.



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Yeah but which Queen album? Don't think we should be counting greatest hits type stuff.

I was iffy about including World Won't listen but that was more of a mix of old and new from memory.


 OK, fair cop!   

It would have to be A Day At the Races ..



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On reflection I might have to include Jazz...not for the tracks though. Only for that Bicycle Race poster...saw me through my teens very nicely wink



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queen.bmp

For the unititiated...was 3 times the width of album. About the only poster which was allowed space between the Rats ones. Mind you, there was more space on the ceiling biggrin



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Ooops...meant uninitiated..honest!



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suss wrote:

Would/should probably have had one of All Mod Cons/Setting Sons/Sound Affects but couldn't split them, hence exclusion.


 I excluded Snap! as it was a compilation, but it is an album I listen to frequently.   Likewise A Secret History from Divine Comedy.



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Ooops...meant uninitiated..honest!


 intitiated is more honest.  my ar$e.  or ar$es in this case.



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ArrGee wrote:
noelindublin wrote:

 I've just downloaded The Fear/Dishes/I'm a Man from This is Hardcore. Will give a review when I get a chance to listen to the songs later.smile


 Straight in with the more challenging material!   I must admit that individually the Hardcore tracks don't always sound right in isloation but they all work together.  Julian Cope albums are like that.  Jehovahkill and Peggy Suicide are quite brilliant, but when I listen to the tracks on shuffle, they don't seem as great.


 Sometimes listening to a full album can be a bit daunting,and it's easier to take in a few tracks at a time. That way you 'absorb' them better rather then them all melting into one. I thought they were really good.I'm a Man was the best of the 3, more upbeat musically which tends to help.

The man with the same initials as Jesus Christ is just a fantastic lyricist. All the songs themes are very clear, you know just what is he talking about-none of that cryptic crossword nonsense you get form some songwriters. Anyway they are on my current playlist, pumping on my stereo and I'll download a few of the others later. I understand about listening to an album in full, and sums of parts etc, equally if you hear a song on the radio it is out of 'context' too. In the  end good songs are good songs and they should work as individual units.

Nice to know anytime I get The Fear Jarvis will be there to sooth me.smile



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queen.bmp

For the unititiated...was 3 times the width of album. About the only poster which was allowed space between the Rats ones. Mind you, there was more space on the ceiling biggrin


 I think this may be the first time I've been able to muster any real interest in a Queen album....



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Tango wrote:
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queen.bmp

For the unititiated...was 3 times the width of album. About the only poster which was allowed space between the Rats ones. Mind you, there was more space on the ceiling biggrin


 I think this may be the first time I've been able to muster any real interest in a Queen album....


 Not sure if you have seen the Stephenie Roche 'wonder goal', for Peamount United in Dublin. Worth a look for anyone who missed it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQOuMWiGMrU&src_vid=qpBvBRn4juw&feature=iv&annotation_id=annotati



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noelindublin wrote:
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queen.bmp

For the unititiated...was 3 times the width of album. About the only poster which was allowed space between the Rats ones. Mind you, there was more space on the ceiling biggrin


 I think this may be the first time I've been able to muster any real interest in a Queen album....


 Not sure if you have seen the Stephenie Roche 'wonder goal', for Peamount United in Dublin. Worth a look for anyone who missed it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQOuMWiGMrU&src_vid=qpBvBRn4juw&feature=iv&annotation_id=annotati


 ROFLMFAO how is that in any way relevant? 



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queen.bmp

For the unititiated...was 3 times the width of album. About the only poster which was allowed space between the Rats ones. Mind you, there was more space on the ceiling biggrin


 I think this may be the first time I've been able to muster any real interest in a Queen album....


 Not sure if you have seen the Stephenie Roche 'wonder goal', for Peamount United in Dublin. Worth a look for anyone who missed it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQOuMWiGMrU&src_vid=qpBvBRn4juw&feature=iv&annotation_id=annotati


 ROFLMFAO how is that in any way relevant? 


 Only relevant in that Tango likes football,and might be interested in seeing a girl score a brilliant goal.Was continuing sporting thread of girls on bikes to girls playing football.

 



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queen.bmp

For the unititiated...was 3 times the width of album. About the only poster which was allowed space between the Rats ones. Mind you, there was more space on the ceiling biggrin


 I think this may be the first time I've been able to muster any real interest in a Queen album....


 Not sure if you have seen the Stephenie Roche 'wonder goal', for Peamount United in Dublin. Worth a look for anyone who missed it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQOuMWiGMrU&src_vid=qpBvBRn4juw&feature=iv&annotation_id=annotati


 ROFLMFAO how is that in any way relevant? 


 Only relevant in that Tango likes football,and might be interested in seeing a girl score a brilliant goal.Was continuing sporting thread of girls on bikes to girls playing football.

 


 And it is a damn fine goal, now we wait for the first women's winner of the Puskas!



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Tango wrote:
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queen.bmp

For the unititiated...was 3 times the width of album. About the only poster which was allowed space between the Rats ones. Mind you, there was more space on the ceiling biggrin


 I think this may be the first time I've been able to muster any real interest in a Queen album....


 Not sure if you have seen the Stephenie Roche 'wonder goal', for Peamount United in Dublin. Worth a look for anyone who missed it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQOuMWiGMrU&src_vid=qpBvBRn4juw&feature=iv&annotation_id=annotati


 ROFLMFAO how is that in any way relevant? 


 Only relevant in that Tango likes football,and might be interested in seeing a girl score a brilliant goal.Was continuing sporting thread of girls on bikes to girls playing football.

 


 And it is a damn fine goal, now we wait for the first women's winner of the Puskas!


 Well it got lots of publicity in Ireland anyway. I think the fact that it was more intention than luck helped. Now back to the music or we'll be in trouble.smile



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 ROFLMFAO how is that in any way relevant? 


 Only relevant in that Tango likes football,and might be interested in seeing a girl score a brilliant goal.Was continuing sporting thread of girls on bikes to girls playing football.

 


 WTF has that picture got to do with sport?  You ain't looking at it properly.



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To veer on topic, two modern gems I'd forgotten about - Imogen Heap's Ellipse and Perfume Genius' Put Your Back N 2 It.

Also, never really got Peter Gabriel (besides Biko) but recently New Blood proving an excellent post-breakup album (big orchestral sounds, good for anger). Must go into the back catalogue for non-orchestral versions.

And A Nod Is As Good As A Wink...To A Blind Horse - Faces, another party I'm late to, but excellent.

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