Dec. 4th, 2006

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Yes, I'm talking about that sorry-ass "My Favourite Album" thing on Triple J. [livejournal.com profile] benpeek was the first to notify me of the results in this post, and he treats it to the usual LJ memeage: Bold if you liked it, strikethrough if you hated it, and, well I'm assuming italic means "meh". Needless to say I'm not going to agree with many of his choices ;)
The list is full of lots of crap, not surprisingly, and my own vote for "Four Tet — Rounds" didn't turn up, unsurprisingly. Anyway, despite the number 1 position being a mediocre choice to say the least, it's one I like all the same, as are most on the

1–10

Pink Floyd — Dark Side Of The Moon
Jeff Buckley — Grace
Radiohead — Ok Computer
The Beatles — Abbey Road
The Beatles — Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Nirvana — Nevermind
Led Zeppelin — Led Zeppelin 4
Red Hot Chili Peppers — Blood Sugar Sex Magik
Meat Loaf — Bat Out Of Hell
U2 — The Joshua Tree

11–20

Pink Floyd — Wish You Were Here
The Beatles — The Beatles - White Album (why "The Beatles twice"? I should add that by no means are the Beatles albums in my preferred order but there you go)
The Beatles — Revolver
Pink Floyd — The Wall
Radiohead — The Bends
Neil Diamond — Hot August Night (I assume...)
Neil Young — Harvest (I assume - at best)
Carole King — Tapestry
Pearl Jam — Ten
Fleetwood Mac — Rumours (although on a generous day I might sit through it, if you insist)

21–30

Tool — Aenima (I probably like a lot of it)
Bob Dylan — Blood On The Tracks (give or take one or two tracks, but his bleat shits me, it really does)
Midnight Oil — 10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 (equal with Red Sails In The Sunset)
Silverchair — Diorama
AC/DC — Back In Black (yeah, I know, they're classics, but... no, sorry.)
The Clash — London Calling
The Whitlams — Eternal Nightcap (well, I'm on it, but I did think it was a beautiful thing from the outset)
Queen — A night at the Opera
The Pixies — Doolittle
Missy Higgins — The Sound Of White (*heh*)

31–40

Paul Simon — Graceland (so I like it, got a problem with that? But I like the other world-music-thieving one better... Forget the name, the one that followed it, er...)
Anthony Callea — Anthony Callea
U2 — Achtung Baby (kinda like it, it must be admitted)
David Bowie — Ziggy Stardust and the spiders from Mars (but Hunky Dory's the real classic)
Radiohead — Kid A
The Beatles — Rubber Soul
The Stone Roses — Stone Roses
Wolfmother — Wolfmother
Oasis — What's The Story Morning Glory (sorry boys)
Tool — Lateralus (as above)

41–50

Coldplay — A Rush of Blood to the Head (Ben writes: As if you could feel a strong emotion in relation to Coldplay. They exist on your ambivalence.) (I add: they shit me, really.)
Bob Dylan — Highway 61
Sex Pistols — Never Mind the Bollocks
Van Morrison — Astral Weeks (if he's lucky.)
The Living End — The Living End (I probably like them, but whatever.)
The Strokes — Is this It? (not that I own it or would bother to, but still, yeah.)
Silverchair — Neon Ballroom
The Eagles — Hotel California (meh.)
The Smiths — The Queen Is Dead
You Am I — Hourly Daily (sorry Timmy.)

51–60

The Cure — Disintegration
Bob Dylan — Blonde On Blonde (Ben writes: I've just never bought a Bob Dylan album.) (I add: I never will)
Lou Reed — Transformer
Bruce Springsteen — Born To Run (I don't hate him, but I had to cross it out all the same)
Red Hot Chili Peppers — Californication
Metallica — Master of Puppets
Cat Stevens — Tea for the Tillerman
R.E.M — Automatic For The People (what a meh choice of REM! I mean really...)
Muse — Absolution
Joni Mitchell — Blue

61–70

Prince — Purple Rain (surprisingly. Probably only like a handful of tracks off it though.)
ABBA — Arrival
Elton John — Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (no really. Mostly I hate the old fucker but I inherited a gatefold vinyl issue of this from my auntie and despite having some abominable crap on it, it's got some good stuff too. Probably everything one needs to know of the man)
Dire Straits — Brothers In Arms
Miles Davis — Kind of Blue (it ain't no In A Silent Way but it'll do.)
Cold Chisel — East
The Smashing Pumpkins — Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
The Who — Who's Next
Yes — Close To The Edge (I almost bolded this one!)
Deep Purple — Machine Head

71–80

Rage Against The Machine — Rage Against The Machine
Green Day — American Idiot (at best a meh)
Guns N Roses — Appetite For Destruction
INXS — Kick (nostalgic reasons)
David Bowie — Hunky Dory (here it is. Belongs much higher up)
The Smashing Pumpkins — Siamese Dream
Def Leppard — Hysteria
Foo Fighters — The Colour and The Shape
U2 — Rattle and Hum
Delta Goodrem — Innocent Eyes

81–90

John Farnham — Whispering Jack (yeah that nostalgia thing. I can't strike it, sad I know. I hate him, honest!)
You Am I — Hi Fi Way
Darren Hayes — The Tension & The Spark (well so I assume)
Crowded House — Woodface (WTF? What kind of fucked up choice of Crowdies is that? You have the self-titled album and all that Enz, and you choose this? Australia, you suck!)
Live — Throwing Copper (I doubt it, but meh)
Nine Inch Nails — The Downward Spiral
Massive Attack — Blue Lines
Led Zeppelin — Led Zeppelin 2
Mike Oldfield — Tubular Bells
Radio Birdman — Radios Appear (I guess)

91–100

Ben Folds Five — Whatever and Ever Amen
Crowded House — Crowded House (at least this one's in there)
Powderfinger — Vulture Street
The Killers — Hot Fuss
The Rolling Stones — Sticky Fingers
Silverchair — Frogstomp
Queens Of The Stone Age — Songs For The Deaf
Portishead — Dummy
Soundgarden — Superunknown
The Velvet Underground & Nico — The Velvet Underground & Nico

Now, Ben adds this, which I am marking up as well because this is a bit of a dialogue with his post:
And, as an optional, ten albums I would have liked to have seen there:

Tom Waits - Rain Dogs (oh yessssss)
Beasts of Bourbon - Low Life
The Herd - The Sun Never Sets
A Silver Mt. Zion - Born into Trouble as the Sparks Fly Upward
The Cruel Sea - The Honeymoon is Over
The Stooges - Fun House
Linda Perry - In Flight (?? dunno!)
the Jesus and Mary Chain - Darklands
Art of Fighting - Wires (utterly meh)
Godspeed You Black Emperor! - Lift Yr Skinny Fists Like Antennas (but nah, f#a#&infinity; is waaay better)

Ben writes: No particular order, and you know, tomorrow, I'm sure it'll change. I can already think of the Flaming Lips, the Drones, about three or four other Tom Waits albums...
As you see, I agree about our Tom, but the Flaming Lips have always shitted me, despite Kit Brash's best efforts. I'd add Four Tet's Rounds, loads of Hood, Venetian Snares, the Clouds, Beastie Boys (Check Your Head and Ill Communication, since you ask), Pop Will Eat Itself, the Necks, and bucketloads of other stuff that would probably edge out many of the things I've even bolded along the way...

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