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Desert Island Discs

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OK, the rules for this thread are as follows: you are to pick the 10 CDs that you would take with you in case you were stranded on a desert island, subject to the following criteria:
1. No greatest hits collections
2. No compilations other than soundtrack albums
3. Multi-disc sets (double albums, but not box sets, because of greatest hits rule) count as one selection
And finally (this one should be a no-brainer):
4. Only commercially available CDs are permitted; this does not exclude indie albums, but it does not include music you made by yourself and has yet to be sold.

Other than that, anything goes. Here's my set, not in any particular order:
1. Queen- A Night at the Opera
2. The Mavericks- Trampoline
3. The Beach Boys- Pet Sounds
4. The Beatles- Rubber Soul
5. Propellerheads- Decksandrumsandrockandroll
6. Electric Light Orchestra- Time
7. Level 42- World Machine
8. Bjork- Post
9. ABC- Beauty Stab
10. Beck- Mutations

Go for it!

Princess Leia: I happen to like nice men.
Han Solo: I'm a nice man.

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Rock on... literally.

In no particular order...
1. Queen - Innuendo
2. INXS - Listen Like Thieves
3. Motley Crue - Dr. Feelgood
4. Foo Fighters - The Colour and the Shape
5. Faith No More - The Real Thing
6. Van Halen - OU812 (one of my all-time fave albums ever; my first real exposure to VH)
7. Chris Isaak - San Francisco Days
8. Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine
9. The Black Crowes - By Your Side
10. Bjork - Homogenic
"You fell victim to one of the classic blunders, the most famous of which is 'Never get involved in a land war in Asia'."
--Vizzini (Wallace Shawn), The Princess Bride
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Interesting choices; for me, it was a coin toss between Homogenic and Post.

Princess Leia: I happen to like nice men.
Han Solo: I'm a nice man.

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Originally posted by: GundarkHunter
Interesting choices; for me, it was a coin toss between Homogenic and Post.

Interesting good or interesting bad?
"You fell victim to one of the classic blunders, the most famous of which is 'Never get involved in a land war in Asia'."
--Vizzini (Wallace Shawn), The Princess Bride
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Interesting good. You can tell a lot about a person based on his choices for desert island discs.

Princess Leia: I happen to like nice men.
Han Solo: I'm a nice man.

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I do not call your psychoanalytical skills in on this one.
"You fell victim to one of the classic blunders, the most famous of which is 'Never get involved in a land war in Asia'."
--Vizzini (Wallace Shawn), The Princess Bride
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No psychoanalysis involved. It's more about (1) When you grew up and (2) How much you were influenced by older friends and siblings. Purely environmental.

Princess Leia: I happen to like nice men.
Han Solo: I'm a nice man.

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Journey - Escape
Journey - Frontiers
Dokken - Back For The Attack
Survivor - Eye Of The Tiger
Survivor - Caught In The Game
Def Leppard - Pyromania
Ratt - Out Of The Cellar
Boston - Third Stage
Motley Crue - Shout At The Devil
Vince Neil - Exposed

Not in any particular order.
"May the force be with you!"
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Originally posted by: GundarkHunter
No psychoanalysis involved. It's more about (1) When you grew up and (2) How much you were influenced by older friends and siblings. Purely environmental.

Well, here you go... definite child of the hairband 80s and early 90s. Strongly influenced by one particular friend where I work who got me into Bjork and made me reappreciate INXS after my fandom of them had waned when Hutchence killed himself. The rest are music I got into myself. Chris Isaak was one of my hidden pleasures in the midst of my hairband mania. Nobody knew that I liked him or to what degree. Still think he has one of the best voices in music. And if I were influenced by my brother, I'd be into Whitney Houston and Meatloaf. He has no musical taste whatsoever. Not that those are bad artists. Don't want to insult anyone who likes them. I just don't particularly care for either.
"You fell victim to one of the classic blunders, the most famous of which is 'Never get involved in a land war in Asia'."
--Vizzini (Wallace Shawn), The Princess Bride
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Too funny; you can tell from my list that (1) my parents grew up in the 60s and played The Beach Boys and The Beatles when I was growing up; (2) My older brother and I both dabbled in the New Romantic bands of the early 80s; and (3) that pop wasn't the only thing played around our house. You'll also note that the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s are represented in my set.

Princess Leia: I happen to like nice men.
Han Solo: I'm a nice man.