Music

Top Recordings That Have Moved Me

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  • Joyful Joyful - Sister Act 2
  • Bridge Over Troubled Water - Brian McKnight and Josh Groban
  • All By Myself - Charice (David Foster & Friends)
  • Just Because - Anita Baker
  • Take Six - You Can Never Ask Too Much of Love

Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All-Time (2012)

  1.  The Beatles – Sgt.

Best Dubstep Tracks

  1. 1. Digital Mystikz- Haunted
  2. This classic, produced in 2006, was crafted at the height of Dubstep's golden age. While very minimal and simple in its nature, Haunted became an instant hit after it's release on the DMZ label. The tracks perfectly encapsulates dubstep as a genre, with an emphasis on a grungy sliced up bassline and a syncopated 2-step drum pattern. While the duo of Coki and Mala have produced several magnificent tracks, Haunted remains a favorite among many.
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Album Ratings and Notes

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Beastie Boys - Licensed to Ill - 7.5+/10

Boredoms - Vision Creation Newsun - 9/10

Charles Mingus - Oh Yeah - 9/10

cLOUDDEAD - Ten - 7.5+/10

Dirty Beaches - Badlands - 6/10
Dirty Beaches - Drifters/Love is the Devil - 7.5/10

Frank Zappa - Jazz from Hell - 7.5+/10
Frank Zappa - Uncle Meat - 8/10

Fugazi - Red Medicine - 9.5/10

Author Comments: 

The ratings mean:

9/10-10/10 : Great album. One of my personal favourites.
7.5/10-8.5/10 : Great album.
6-7/10 : Good album.
1-5.5/10 : Bad or flawed (or both).

The plus mark in some ratings means that the number is estimated and I'm currently re-listening to form a more definitive opinion.

The Virgin all Time Album Top 1000 List - 2000

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  1. Beatles – Revolver
  2. Radiohead – the Bends
  3. Beatles – Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
  4. Radiohead – OK Computer
  5. Beatles – Beatles (White Album)
  6. REM – Automatic for the People
  7. Dylan, Bob – Blood on the Tracks
  8. Beatles – Abbey Road
  9. Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon
  10. Smiths – Queen is Dead
  11. Love – Forever Changes
  12. Stone Roses – Stone Roses
  13. Velvet Underground - & Nico
  14. Davis, Miles – Kind of Blue
  15. U2 – Unforgettable Fire
  16. Morrison, Van – Astral Weeks
  17. Nirvana – Nevermind
  18. Beach Boys – Pet Sounds
  19. Prince – Sign o’ the Times
  20. Springsteen, Bruce – Born to Run
  21. Oas

NME 500 Greatest Albums of All Time 2013

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  1. The Queen Is Dead – The Smiths
  2. Revolver – The Beatles
  3. Hunky Dory – David Bowie
  4. Is This It – The Strokes
  5. The Velvet Underground & Nico - The Velvet Underground
  6. Different Class – Pulp
  7. The Stone Roses – The Stone Roses
  8. Doolittle – Pixies
  9. The Beatles (White Album) – The Beatles
  10. Definitely Maybe – Oasis
  11. Nevermind – Nirvana
  12. Horses – Patti Smith
  13. Funeral – Arcade Fire
  14. Low – David Bowie
  15. Let England Shake – PJ Harvey
  16. Closer – Joy Division
  17. It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back – Public Enemy
  18. Loveless – My Bloody Valentine
  19. Whatever People Say I Am, That’s Wha

Albums Acquired in 2014

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  • Rusted Root - When She Woke
  • The Avett Brothers - Magpie and the Dandelion

'Have-Been' Favourite Songs

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Since late 2007, I've kept track of all my 'current favourite' songs. I had to look through diaries and use faint memories for the earlier entries. So, here are all the songs which have been my 'current favourite' (NOT 'all-time' favourite). They are ordered chronologically backwards (most recent is first).

2014
Too Drunk To Dream - The Magnetic Fields
Rain is Falling - Electric Light Orchestra

2013
Meaningless - The Magnetic Fields
Looking For the Magic - Dwight Tilley
La Femme Accident - Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

1001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die

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1001 (+) Albums You Must Hear Before You Die

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  1. Frank Sinatra - In The Wee Small Hours (1955)
  2. Duke Ellington - Ellington At Newport (1956)
  3. Elvis Presley - Elvis Presley (1956)
  4. Frank Sinatra - Songs For Swingin' Lovers!