Top-10 "Desert Island" Albums.


#1

Go.


#2

Beth Orton - Central Reservation
David Bowie - Young Americans
Frank Sinatra - Watertown
Devo - Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!
Beck - Midnite Vultures
The Smiths - Strangeways, Here We Come
Tom Waits - Blue Valentine
Ryan Adams - Love Is Hell
Prince - Dirty Mind
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - The Boatman’s Call


#3

i don’t know what i was expecting, but nearly all of those selections surprised me for you. all great picks though (except for Devo… take a lap.)


#4

Here are my picks from June 1993, as printed in Pulse magazine.
Not sure I’d make that many changes in the last 25 years… maybe the Rockin’ Sidney I was really into Zydeco/Cajun at the time.

The heading they gave my picks came from my descriptions I added in the letter, saying that Remain in Light had just the right amount of Enosifications.

I guess Whiskeytown - Strangers Almanac might replace that Rockin’ Sidney one if I’m pressed.


#5

I could listen to dead Europe '72 over and over again for 4 months straight and still not get tired of it.


#6

I’m Predictable…so, none of this will shock any of you…in no particular order:

  1. JB - Running On Empty
  2. GAI - Empty Northern Hemisphere
  3. The Boss - Darkness
  4. Ryan Adams - Love Is Hell
  5. Whiskeytown - Strangers
  6. Brandi Carlile - The Story
  7. Stones - Exile On Main St tie w/ Sticky Fingers
  8. Steve Earle - Guitar Town
  9. Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
  10. Townes Van Zandt - Nashville Sessions

#7

what the fuck dude?

where is your list


#8

Yeah, Cannonball, where is your list?


#9

And you can fuck off with your Devo hate


#10

Europe 72–the Complete Tour.


#11

That’s probably 10 discs right there.


#12

Born To Run
Ramones
Velvet Underground - 69 Live
Allman Brothers - Live at Fillmore East
CCR - Cosmo’s Factory
Husker Du - Flip Your Wig
Neil Young - Decade
Sticky Fingers
Drive-By Truckers - The Dirty South
MMJ - Okonokos

I really tried to find something more recent than Okonokos, but just couldn’t put anything in my Top 10. Even that was a stretch. Probably should have put the Sun Sessions in it’s place. I don’t think music sucks these days - just hard to think of anything having the legs and the overall quality of Sticky Fingers etc. Southeastern…maybe.


#13

i wanted isbell on my list too

i might have to switch out brandi carlile for neil young or isbell

but that damn voice of hers suits island life


#14

If I had done my list today I would have likely swapped out Allman Bros. Live at the Fillmore for Layla…


#15

Frat Rock Vol. 1-10.

or Now that’s What I Call Music Vol. 1-10.


#16

can i bring the soundtrack to Forrest Gump to my island???


#17

Bob Marley - Exodus
Bright Eyes - The People’s Key
Jenny Lewis - The Voyager
Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers
Jimmy Buffett - Floridays
The Gaslight Anthem - Get Hurt
Modest Mouse - We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank
Jackson Browne - Late for the Sky
Band of Horses - Mirage Rock
Beth Orton - Comfort of Strangers


#18

I much prefer Sticky Fingers to Exile. But I imagine I’m in the minority.


#19

i’m with you…i put exile on my desert island but sticky fingers gets me wet.


#20

jimmy buffett should be on the short list for albums to burn on a bonfire and roast a marshmallow with.