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  • Ten Albums. No Compilations.

    Here's the game: aliens land in your backyard. They came to earth just so that they could find out what good music is, and they require this data in the form of ten albums, no compilations. What do you give them?
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    Well I guess if we take your premise seriously we can't just stick to rock,  or even just to guitar-based music.  In that case, how about:

    Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
    Mahavishnu Orchestra - Birds of Fire
    Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Sings Gershwin
    Frank Sinatra - Songs for Swingin' Lovers

    Tom Waits - Rain Dogs
    Cpt Beefheart and the Magic Band - Lick My Decals Off
    Rolling Stones - Exile on Main Street
    Beatles - White album

    Oh, I haven't started on folk, blues or classical yet ... I'm going to have to come back to this

     

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    • #3

       

      (Eclectic I know, but if I were on a desert island I'd want these, life has many chapters. I will probably be updating his all day  

      Joni Mitchel Hissing of Summer Lawns
      Genesis Trespass
      Miles Davis Kind of Blue
      Focus Focus3
      Tears for Fears Songs from the Big Chair
      Dr Feelgood Down by the Jetty
      Ralph Vaughan Williams , Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
      Steve Reich - Desert Music
      Mike Oldfield Ommadawn
      Rolling Stones Let it Bleed

      PS +1 for Kind of Blue, I wasn't expecting that to make the first two posts here!

      Funny how minimalism goes on and on

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      • #4

        Modern Sounds of Country and Western- Ray Charles

        Revolver- The Beatles

        The Hot Club Quintet- Django Reinhardt ( I know it's a compilation but I'm not sure if they ever made any "Albums'.

        American Garage- Pat Methey Group

        Who Knows Where the Time Goes- Judy Collins

        Sweet Baby James- James Taylor

        Live at the Regal- BB King

        Fresh Cream- Cream

        Exile on Main Street- The Rolling Stones

        King of the Delta Blues- Robert Johnson

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        • #5

          There's really no 'album' for classical music, but you'd have to include Beethoven's 5th, right?

          Since others have said Kind of Blue, I'll be contrary and say A Love Supreme - John Coltrane. Although if I persoanlly could only have one jazz album, it would be Charles Mingus - Mingus Ah Um. 

          Mississppi John Hurt - 1928 Sessions - Some of the purest playing blues.

          Wu Tang Clan - Enter the Wu-Tang Clan (36 Chambers) - While The Chonic might be a lot of people's top choice for a hip-hop album, I'm East Coast, so it was either Nas or this. How can you go wrong with Wu-Tang Clan?

          Michael Jackson - Thriller - I'd hazard a guess that the aliens already know about Jacko, but you'd have to give this a nod, right?

          Beatles - White Album - This was tough, because it's not my favortite (Let It Be and Revolver, btw), but it's a double album, so you get the two-for-one, plus it shows a wide spectrum of what the Beatles were about.

          Guns N Roses - Appetite For Destruction - You'd have to show them something harder, and I considered Master of Puppets or Iron Maiden's Killers (both of which I prefer), but I think the crossover appeal and popularity of Appetite would be of broader cultural significance to our extra-terretrial friends.

          Ramones - Ramones - 14 songs. 29 minutes. Hey, ho! Let's Go! 

          Johnny Cash - at San Quentin - I almost went with George Jones, and it's tough to go against the Possum, but the Man in Black might do him one better, plus the live inmate audience would give us time to talk social justice and the problems with the American penal system.

          John Zorn - NakedCity - I went back and forth between Zappa and Zorn, but this album has it all, starting with pop-inspired free-jazz (Batman) devolving into spasmatic noise-rock. We can leave them pondering "what is music?"  as they fly away in their saucer.

          So apparently our alien visitors would leave thinking that only men make music. Might have to trade out a few - Madonna? Dolly Parton? Ella Fitzgerald? Billie Holiday?

           

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          • #6
            No genre restrictions, really. Just what you think should represent earth's musical accomplishments.

            Looking at it that way, I would have a really hard time figuring it out.
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            • #7
              Unfortunately, you can't unsolve a problem! Haha

              I was trying to scroll up, and rather than drag up, my finger clicked on accept as solution
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              • #8

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                • #9

                  In no particular order:

                  Boston - Boston

                  Back in Black - AC/DC

                  Van Halen - Van Halen

                  Voodoo Highway - Badlands

                  Dreamboat Annie - Heart

                  Blizzard of Oz - Ozzy Osbourne

                  Led Zeppelin IV - Led Zeppelin

                  Surfing with the Alien - Joe Satriani

                  Fire Garden - Steve Vai

                  Appetite for Destruction - Guns-n-Roses

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                  • #10
                    It occurs to me that I should have included Bob Marley - Catch A Fire or Exodus in my list. If the Aliens can't appreciate it, there's a good chance we're all not going to get along.

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                    • #11
                      Pet Sounds - The Beach Boys
                      Abbey Road - The Beatles
                      The Koln Concert - Keith Jarrett
                      Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd
                      Long Player, Late Bloomer - Ron Sexsmith
                      Ashes and Fire - Ryan Adams
                      Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon and Garfunkel
                      Hoochie Coochie Man - Jimmy Smith
                      Sea Change - Beck
                      Taproot - Michael Hedges

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                      • #12
                        ^in no particular order

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                        • #13

                          kayd_mon wrote:
                          Here's the game: aliens land in your backyard. They came to earth just so that they could find out what good music is, and they require this data in the form of ten albums, no compilations. What do you give them?

                          Ok I've been puzzling over this assignment for days now. For one thing, if they came all the way from, well, hell who knows. I mean the nearest star that has a capability of a solar type system is Alpha Centuari, and it's more than four light years away. So they'd have been listening to our radio broadcasts for as long as we've been using radio waves. So they've heard all the music we've ever broadcast. They've surely figured out what they like by the time they get here, if they like any of it at all. The only enlightment we could give them musically would be to present some music that had never been broadcast, or for that matter put on the internet, because you know if they have cracked the fusion puzzle and figured out how to get here, they probably have seen and heard anything on the internet as well.

                          Best thing we could do would be to take them to some live shows in local venues and bars, because that's where the good stuff is anyway. Maybe then we could get a few beers in 'em and get 'em to turn us on to some of their music and tell us how the hell they got here 'cause all we've done is send a few guys to our lil moon and put a few probes out barely beyond our solar system(almost) and put a few robots on Mars.

                          So, I'm not gonna rack my already stressed brain to try and come up with ten albums when I already have a hard time just deciding what to listen to out of my own collection, much less come up with ten favorites out of the hundreds of albums that I love.

                           

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                          • #14

                            No particular order:


                             


                            Thin Lizzy - Live and dangerous


                            Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here


                            Pink Floyd - Atom Heart Mother


                            Pink Floyd - Obscured by Clouds


                            Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffitti


                            Led Zeppelin - IV


                            Deep Purple - Made in Japan


                            Rainbow -  Rising


                            Jethro Tull -Aqualung


                            Scorpions - Lovedrive


                             


                             

                            Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything. - Plato

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                            • #15
                              I would tell the aliens to visit a few more backyards so that way they could get more opinions.

                              Then I would give them:

                              Beatles - Abbey Road
                              Who - Who's Next
                              John Scofield - A Go Go
                              Tommy Emmanuel - Only
                              King Crimson - Discipline
                              King's X - Dogman
                              Radiohead - In Rainbows
                              The Decemberists - The Crane Wife
                              Kings of Convenience - Riot on Empty Street
                              Spock's Beard - V

                              ... And then I'd tell them to come back in a week or two, because I will have changed my mind, and I could let them borrow ten more albums!
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