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Reply #30 posted 06/13/18 8:37pm

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Okay, here they are and info on what they mean to me!


The Beatles -- Rock'n'roll Music Vol. 1 (1976; rec. 1963-65): The first album I ever had (this was on cassette). Still the best rock'n'roll record I've ever heard. It's been all downhill since then.

Michael Jackson -- Thriller (1982): The second album I ever had (albeit taped for me by my mom's boss).

Paul McCartney -- Pipes of Peace (1983): The third album I ever had, and maybe the first I bought with my own allowance money. It's incredibly wimpy, but remarkably tuneful.

Pet Shop Boys -- Discography (1991): The first CD I ever bought (I never, ever listen to these guys now, but by chance I saw them live in Toyko five years ago).


Wynton Marsalis -- Hothouse Flowers (1985): My mom had this, and it's the first jazz album I remember liking.

Bob Dylan -- Greatest Hits (1967): Used to listen to this on vinyl when I was a kid. My parents had his records, and this really blows your mind when you're about 11.

Rolling Stones -- Sticky Fingers (1971): The first Stones' album I heard, and still the best. I remember writing a short essay about it for school in about 1991 or something...

Joni Mitchell -- Ladies of the Canyon (1970): Another one my mom had on vinyl from the old days. I often stared at the artwork (by Joni), inside and out, and playing it would transport me to another time and place.

Paula Abdul -- Forever Your Girl (1988?): Cassette, natch. Everyone in junior high had this album, though few of us will admit it now. My main memory (nightmare?) of this is practicing an air-band 'performance' of "Opposites Attract" with my friends at the home of a Paula-loving girl who had the hots for me, but who terrified me.

The Police: Synchronicity (1983): My older sister had it on vinyl, and I used to listen to Side 2 all the time. (Purple Rain was much the same story.)

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Reply #31 posted 06/14/18 8:25am

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ThePanther said:

Okay, here they are and info on what they mean to me!



Paula Abdul -- Forever Your Girl (1988?): Cassette, natch. Everyone in junior high had this album, though few of us will admit it now. My main memory (nightmare?) of this is practicing an air-band 'performance' of "Opposites Attract" with my friends at the home of a Paula-loving girl who had the hots for me, but who terrified me.

The Police: Synchronicity (1983): My older sister had it on vinyl, and I used to listen to Side 2 all the time. (Purple Rain was much the same story.)

every girl I go out with, becomes my mother in the end...
Every girl I go out with, becomes my mother in the end....

Air band?....dang... I still can't get that song out of my head. It happens when tunes are ingrained at a young age... hence this generation growing up in shiiite

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Reply #32 posted 06/14/18 11:24am

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JoeyC said:

I guess I'll try to stick to the script. As far as Prince, Killing Joke, Donald Byrd, EW&F and Steely Dan, i would include more of their albums.

Prince-1999
Killing Joke-Night Time
Steely Dan-Gaucho
Roxy Music-Avalon
Metallica-Master of Puppets
Donald Byrd-Stepping into Tomorrow
Run-DMC-Raising Hell

Earth, Wind & Fire-Raise!(That's the Way of the World was a close, close second)



I'll get back to y'all for the last two.



I couldn't do it... mad


Dio-Holy Diver(As a teenager that album got me through some tough times)
Cameo-Cameosis(It's got to be that crazy sound of that good ole Cameosis...music)
The Isley Brothers-Go For Your Guns


In addition to the albums that i listed, i would add two singles that i have fond memories of.

The Sugarhill Gang-Rappers Delight
Kurtis Blow-Christmas Rappin



A top 50 would be nice...


[Edited 6/14/18 12:58pm]

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Reply #33 posted 06/14/18 6:38pm

SpaceInBetween

The Police - Ghost in the machine

Public Enemy - It takes a nation of millions to hold us back

Michael Jackson - Bad

Nine Inch Nails - The Fragile

KoRn - Issues

Nirvana - Nevermind

D'Angelo - Voodoo

Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

Incubus-Morning View

Prince - Around the world in a day

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Reply #34 posted 06/15/18 9:33am

Empress

Prince - SOTT

George Michael - Listen without Prejudice

George Michalel - Patience

Bob Dylan - Blood on the Tracks

Amy Winehouse - Back to Black

The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers

Rod Stewart - Foot Loose and Fancy Free

Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation of.....

Carlos Santana - Supernatural

Isreal Kamakawiwo'ole - Iz in Concert

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Reply #35 posted 06/15/18 1:01pm

NorthC

ThePanther said:

Okay, here they are and info on what they mean to me!



The Beatles -- Rock'n'roll Music Vol. 1 (1976; rec. 1963-65): The first album I ever had (this was on cassette). Still the best rock'n'roll record I've ever heard. It's been all downhill since then.

Michael Jackson -- Thriller (1982): The second album I ever had (albeit taped for me by my mom's boss).

Paul McCartney -- Pipes of Peace (1983): The third album I ever had, and maybe the first I bought with my own allowance money. It's incredibly wimpy, but remarkably tuneful.

Pet Shop Boys -- Discography (1991): The first CD I ever bought (I never, ever listen to these guys now, but by chance I saw them live in Toyko five years ago).



Wynton Marsalis -- Hothouse Flowers (1985): My mom had this, and it's the first jazz album I remember liking.

Bob Dylan -- Greatest Hits (1967): Used to listen to this on vinyl when I was a kid. My parents had his records, and this really blows your mind when you're about 11.

Rolling Stones -- Sticky Fingers (1971): The first Stones' album I heard, and still the best. I remember writing a short essay about it for school in about 1991 or something...

Joni Mitchell -- Ladies of the Canyon (1970): Another one my mom had on vinyl from the old days. I often stared at the artwork (by Joni), inside and out, and playing it would transport me to another time and place.

Paula Abdul -- Forever Your Girl (1988?): Cassette, natch. Everyone in junior high had this album, though few of us will admit it now. My main memory (nightmare?) of this is practicing an air-band 'performance' of "Opposites Attract" with my friends at the home of a Paula-loving girl who had the hots for me, but who terrified me.

The Police: Synchronicity (1983): My older sister had it on vinyl, and I used to listen to Side 2 all the time. (Purple Rain was much the same story.)


Great stories! Sticky Fingers was also my first Stones album and quite often, the first album you hear by an artist, stays with you. I never even listened to a Paula Abdul album, but Straight Up and Opposites Attract (it had a funny video with a Roger Rabbit-type character) and Forever Your Girl have stayed with me... And then we're not even talkin' bout U...
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Reply #36 posted 06/16/18 6:52pm

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Here is my Top 10 that I play the most, at the moment that makes me feel good music cloud9

1. 1999 (1982) Prince, What Time is It? (1982) The Time & Vanity 6 (1982) Self-titled.

2. Never For Ever (1980) Kate Bush

3. Songs In The Key Of Life (1976) Stevie Wonder

4. Off the Wall (1979) Michael Jackson

5. The Best of Sade (1994) Sade

6. Brown Sugar (1995) by D'Angelo

7. Motor Booty Affair (1979) Parliament

8. Come To My Garden (1970) by Minnie Riperton

9. Scary Monsters (And Superfreaks) (1980) by David Bowie

10. I Feel For You (1984) Chaka Khan

Keep Calm & Listen To Prince
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Reply #37 posted 06/17/18 10:33am

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Hell yea:

Elton John, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road:

TSOL, Dance With Me:

Black Sabbath, Volume 4:

The Beatles, Abby Road:

Metallica, And Justice For All, the best metal album, period:

"My motherfucker's so cool sheep count him."
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Reply #38 posted 06/20/18 4:52am

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Great thread, btw!

Below are the albums that I would listen to from first song to the last... over and over. Some I purchased myselfm and some were my older brother's records.

The Beatles: Rubber Soul

The Beatles: Srgt Pepper

Elton John: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

Fleetwood Mac: Rumors

Bruce Springsteen: Born to Run

Simon & Garfunkel: Parsely Sage Rosemary and Thyme

David Bowie: Young Americans

Stevie Wonder: Innervisions

Michael Jackson : Off The Wall

The White Stripes: White Blood Cells


lol

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Reply #39 posted 06/20/18 8:09am

Dancelot

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DiminutiveRocker said:

Michael Jackson : The Wall

yes! I love that one too! even more than Pink Floyd: Thriller

Vanglorious... this is protected by the red, the black, and the green. With a key... sissy!
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Reply #40 posted 06/20/18 9:52am

DiminutiveRock
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Dancelot said:

DiminutiveRocker said:

Michael Jackson : The Wall

yes! I love that one too! even more than Pink Floyd: Thriller


hahahah lol Michael's big solo endeavor and it was just sooooooooooooo good when it came out! Whenever I hear ANY cut from that record it makes me instantly happy biggrin



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"'Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.'' - Thomas Jefferson
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Reply #41 posted 06/23/18 7:16pm

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peedub said:




namepeace said:




10. Passion: Music From The Last Temptation of Christ, Peter Gabriel (1988)




i just watched the criterion collection dvd of 'the last temptation...' a couple of weeks ago. there was a brief documentary detailing peter gabriel's recording of this album. i don't think i knew who billy cobham was whenever the last time i listened to it was, but i will listen with renewed interest the next time knowing he's in there. such a good album.




To me, it is sanctified music.


It's an incredible work.
Also love "Security"
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Reply #42 posted 06/26/18 2:37pm

LaurenceNoonan

This list is excluding Prince albums as they would take up most of the list...

1: Definitely Maybe - Oasis

2: Melodrama - Lorde

3: The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses

4: As You Were - Liam Gallagher

5: Revolver - The Beatles

6: Appetite For Destruction - Guns 'N' Roses

7: Bad - Michael Jackson

8: Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd

9: Queen Greatest Hits 1 - Queen

10: Songs In The Key Of Life - Stevie Wonder

11: Imagine - John Lennon

12: Ready To Die - B.I.G

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Reply #43 posted 06/26/18 4:59pm

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... 15) Madhouse - 8 (never get tired of it music)

16) Portishead - Dummy & 2 a lesser extent Portishead

Can I get some, can I get some plagiarism?
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Reply #44 posted 06/26/18 7:17pm

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"Exile on Main Street "- The Rolling Stones
"Revolver"- The Beatles
"Sign O the Times"- Prince
"Physical Graffiti "- Led Zeppelin
"Star Time"- James Brown
"Axis Bold as Love"- Jimi Hendrix
"Monkey Island "- J Geils Band
"Remain in Light "- Talking Heads
"Queen of Soul"- Aretha Franklin
"Elvis is Back"- Elvis Presley
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Reply #45 posted 06/28/18 5:35am

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jjhunsecker said:

"Exile on Main Street "- The Rolling Stones "Revolver"- The Beatles "Sign O the Times"- Prince "Physical Graffiti "- Led Zeppelin "Star Time"- James Brown "Axis Bold as Love"- Jimi Hendrix "Monkey Island "- J Geils Band "Remain in Light "- Talking Heads "Queen of Soul"- Aretha Franklin "Elvis is Back"- Elvis Presley


JJ - is this from the TV special where he wears the famous black leather jacket and pants?

I LOVE the performances in that special! I think I even have a bootleg of it somewhere.... lol

"'Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter.'' - Thomas Jefferson
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Reply #46 posted 06/30/18 8:58pm

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I'll go chronilogically thru my life from the first time music impacted me until the present day:

1. Highly Prized Possession - Anne Murray

2. Thankful - Natalie Cole

3. Stay In Love - Minnie Riperton

4. Street Opera - Ashford And Simpson

5. 1999 - Prince

6. Juicy Fruit - Mtume

7. On The Rise - The S.O.S. Band

8. Control - Janet Jackson

9. All Four One - The Motels

0. Aerial - Kate Bush

Hungry? Just look in the mirror and get fed up.
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Reply #47 posted 07/01/18 12:13pm

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DiminutiveRocker said:



jjhunsecker said:


"Exile on Main Street "- The Rolling Stones "Revolver"- The Beatles "Sign O the Times"- Prince "Physical Graffiti "- Led Zeppelin "Star Time"- James Brown "Axis Bold as Love"- Jimi Hendrix "Monkey Island "- J Geils Band "Remain in Light "- Talking Heads "Queen of Soul"- Aretha Franklin "Elvis is Back"- Elvis Presley


JJ - is this from the TV special where he wears the famous black leather jacket and pants?

I LOVE the performances in that special! I think I even have a bootleg of it somewhere.... lol



No, this is the first album he did after coming out of the army in 1960. What you're thinking about in the 1968 comeback special- another great Elvis moment. A reissue of the video is supposed to be shown in theaters next year
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Reply #48 posted 07/01/18 3:58pm

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LaurenceNoonan said:

This list is excluding Prince albums as they would take up the whole list...




1: Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd


2: As You Were - Liam Gallagher


3: Definitely Maybe - Oasis


4: Led Zeppelin 2 - Led Zeppelin


5: Queen - Queen Greatest Hits 1


6: Revolver - The Beatles


7: Michael Jackson - Bad


8: Stevie Wonder - Songs In The Key Of Life


9: Melodrama - Lorde


10: The Notorious B.I.G - Ready To Die

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I rate that so much. Melodrama is the album that means the most to me. It’s gotten me through so much and I’m annoyed by how underrated it is.
Must be something in the water we drink.
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Reply #49 posted 07/02/18 8:58pm

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I tried this once. I had to stop at 100.

Second Funkiest White Man in America

P&R's paladin
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Reply #50 posted 07/03/18 3:55am

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I tried this once. I had to stop at 100.


Give us the 100, we have time!

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Reply #51 posted 07/03/18 5:47am

gandorb

mdmeridius said:

LaurenceNoonan said:

This list is excluding Prince albums as they would take up the whole list...

1: Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd

2: As You Were - Liam Gallagher

3: Definitely Maybe - Oasis

4: Led Zeppelin 2 - Led Zeppelin

5: Queen - Queen Greatest Hits 1

6: Revolver - The Beatles

7: Michael Jackson - Bad

8: Stevie Wonder - Songs In The Key Of Life

9: Melodrama - Lorde

10: The Notorious B.I.G - Ready To Die

[Edited 6/26/18 14:56pm]

I rate that so much. Melodrama is the album that means the most to me. It’s gotten me through so much and I’m annoyed by how underrated it is.

nod Melodrama is flat out great!

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Reply #52 posted 07/03/18 6:10am

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1. Meet the Beatles - My first album at the tender age of 6. Beatlemania prevailed.

2. Queen II - Blew me away.

3. Led Zepplin - Physical Graffiti

4. Elton John - Goodbye Yello Brick Road

5. Joni Mitchell - Blue - masterpiece

6. Prince - Dirty Mind - Not my favorite now, but for years it was.

7. Prince - Parade - Nothing like it. Showed Prince's amazing versitility.

8. Indigo Girls - Rites of Passage - Not on my best lists, but it had a lot of personal meaning to me.

9. REM - Fables of the Reconstuction

10a. Sufjan Stevens - Age of Adz

10b. Jane Siberry - When I Was A Boy

Better stop now, or I will have a 10z. in no time. Most of my choices were from adolescence and early adulthood, even though I have consistently loved music throughout my life. It is just in those ealeir years music get more tied to major developement changes, making particular albums even more significant.

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Reply #53 posted 07/03/18 8:17am

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1. Meet the Beatles - My first album at the tender age of 6. Beatlemania prevailed.


2. Queen II - Blew me away.


3. Led Zepplin - Physical Graffiti


4. Elton John - Goodbye Yello Brick Road


5. Joni Mitchell - Blue - masterpiece


6. Prince - Dirty Mind - Not my favorite now, but for years it was.


7. Prince - Parade - Nothing like it. Showed Prince's amazing versitility.


8. Indigo Girls - Rites of Passage - Not on my best lists, but it had a lot of personal meaning to me.


9. REM - Fables of the Reconstuction


10a. Sufjan Stevens - Age of Adz


10b. Jane Siberry - When I Was A Boy



Better stop now, or I will have a 10z. in no time. Most of my choices were from adolescence and early adulthood, even though I have consistently loved music throughout my life. It is just in those ealeir years music get more tied to major developement changes, making particular albums even more significant.





Since posting my lists, several albums have come to mind begging for attention. A few are
10c. U2 - Boy So fresh back then.
10d. Neil Young - After the Gold
Rush
10e. Radiohead - Ok Computer
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Reply #54 posted 07/04/18 3:22pm

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gandorb said:

gandorb said:

1. Meet the Beatles - My first album at the tender age of 6. Beatlemania prevailed.

2. Queen II - Blew me away.

3. Led Zepplin - Physical Graffiti

4. Elton John - Goodbye Yello Brick Road

5. Joni Mitchell - Blue - masterpiece

6. Prince - Dirty Mind - Not my favorite now, but for years it was.

7. Prince - Parade - Nothing like it. Showed Prince's amazing versitility.

8. Indigo Girls - Rites of Passage - Not on my best lists, but it had a lot of personal meaning to me.

9. REM - Fables of the Reconstuction

10a. Sufjan Stevens - Age of Adz

10b. Jane Siberry - When I Was A Boy

Better stop now, or I will have a 10z. in no time. Most of my choices were from adolescence and early adulthood, even though I have consistently loved music throughout my life. It is just in those ealeir years music get more tied to major developement changes, making particular albums even more significant.

Since posting my lists, several albums have come to mind begging for attention. A few are 10c. U2 - Boy So fresh back then. 10d. Neil Young - After the Gold Rush 10e. Radiohead - Ok Computer

Those 3 should all be in your top 10! wink

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Reply #55 posted 07/06/18 8:05am

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  • Adriana Evans - Adriana Evans
  • Living Colour - Vivid
  • Prince - Sign O the Times
  • Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
  • Janet Jackson - janet.
  • Corey Glover - Hymns
  • The Who - Tommy
  • Betty Davis - Betty Davis
  • 2Pac - Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z
  • Quincy Jones - The Dude
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Reply #56 posted 07/12/18 3:32pm

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Queen 2

Chicago Transit Authourity

steely dan -the royal scam

aerosmith rocks

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Reply #57 posted 07/17/18 10:59pm

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Ok having problems thinking of ten but here are the ones that pop in to my mind in a flash:

(1) Tapesty - by Carole King (2) Rumours by Fleetwood Mac (3) Grease - as I was into that big time being an adolecent (4) Arrival - by Abba- my first album brought for me by my cousin as a birthday gift (5) Mr Bad Guy - Freddie Mercury - (I was blown away by this album and picked it up at a discount store out of curiosity - took me years to know associate him with Queen and then I became a mega Queen fan too & brought all the Queen albums) (6) Working Class Man by Jimmy Barnes - coz he was/is an Aussie Icon (7) Musicology by Prince - I always liked Prince songs but at the time was into Madonna big time but this album changed my music history and tastes !! (8) Madonna - well brought every album then and now (even though not as much of a fan now as my tastes did change, but being a completist, I still add to the Madonna collection).

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Thank you Prince for every note you left behind 💜
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Reply #58 posted 07/18/18 12:22pm

ThePersian

I’ve tried to boil it down to albums that I’ve listened to as a whole that are amazing:

Prince - Around the World In A day (1985)
Tom McRae - Just Like Blood (2003)
Stevie Wonder - Songs In The Key Of Life (1976)
The The - Dusk (1993)
Ludovico Einaudi - Elements (2015)
Chromeo - White Women (2014)
PJ Harvey - Is This Desire? (1998)
Angelo Badalamenti - Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992)
R.E.M. Automatic For The People (1992)
Paul Waller - Wild Wood (1993)
The Earth is but one country and mankind its citizens.
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