a quandary of mind

Posted on April 3rd, 2014 by Scraps.
Categories: Albums, Lists, Music.

I'm slowly getting together a list of the best albums of 1978, and I'm wondering: is it because the year 1978 was incredible, up there with the best years of music, I'm having trouble thinking of a better year, or even thinking of a competition; or is it because I was fourteen?

edit: 1959 is a strong all-jazz year.

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1988 albums, top ten

Posted on March 7th, 2014 by Scraps.
Categories: Albums, Lists, Music.


1. The Go-Betweens ◊ 16 Lovers Lane
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2. Man Jumping ◊ World Service
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3. Cardiacs ◊ A Little Man and a House and the Whole World Window
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4. Throwing Muses ◊ House Tornado
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5. Talk Talk ◊ Spirit of Eden
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6. Mary Margaret O'Hara ◊ Miss America
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7. The Microscopic Septet ◊ Beauty Based on Science
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8. Black Future ◊ Eu Sou o Rio
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9. ゲルニカ [Guernica] ◊ 新世紀への運河 [Shinseiki eno Unga]
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10. Morbid Saint ◊ Spectrum of Death
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1988 albums, numbers 11-20

Posted on March 7th, 2014 by Scraps.
Categories: Albums, Lists, Music.


11. Don Pullen ◊ New Beginnings
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12. Roland Alphonso & Mute Beat ◊ R. Alphonso Meets Mute Beat
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13. Stump ◊ A Fierce Pancake
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14. Victims Family ◊ Things I Hate to Admit
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15. Defunkt ◊ In America
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16. Jack DeJohnette's Special Edition ◊ Audio-Visualscapes
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17. World Domination Enterprises ◊ Let's Play Domination
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18. Paul Roland ◊ Happy Families
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19. Промышленная архитектура [Industrial Architecture] ◊ Любовь и Технология [Love & Technology]
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20. Public Enemy ◊ It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
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2 comments.

1988 albums, numbers 21-30

Posted on March 6th, 2014 by Scraps.
Categories: Albums, Lists, Music.


Sonic Youth ◊ Daydream Nation
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Steve Coleman and Five Elements ◊ Sine Die
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The Shrubs ◊ Vessels of the Heart
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Dagmar Krause ◊ Tank Battles: The Songs of Hanns Eisler
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Gary Thomas and Seventh Quadrant ◊ Code Violations
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The Residents ◊ God in Three Persons
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Jerry Gonzalez and the Fort Apache Band ◊ Obatalá
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Willem Breuker Kollektief ◊ Bob's Gallery
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Fishbone ◊ Truth and Soul
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Lyle Lovett ◊ Pontiac
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1988 albums, numbers 31-40

Posted on March 6th, 2014 by Scraps.
Categories: Albums, Lists, Music.


Ray Anderson ◊ Blues Bred in the Bone
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Marilyn Crispell ◊ Labyrinths
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My Dad Is Dead ◊ The Best Defense
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The Leaders ◊ Out Here Like This
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Nuno Canavarro ◊ Plux Quba
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Cindytalk ◊ In This World
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Metallica ◊ …And Justice for All
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Sheriff Lindo & The Hammer ◊ Ten Dubs That Shook the World
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Test Dept. ◊ Terra Firma
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Universal Congress Of ◊ Prosperous and Qualified
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1988 albums, numbers 41-50

Posted on March 6th, 2014 by Scraps.
Categories: Albums, Lists, Music.


Dave Holland Trio ◊ Triplicate
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Toxik ◊ World Circus
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David Liebman Trio ◊ Trio + One
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Marius Popp ◊ Acordul Fin
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Infest ◊ Slave
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Julius Hemphill ◊ Julius Hemphill Big Band
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Stephen Sondheim ◊ Into the Woods [Original Broadway Cast]
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Mad Professor & Pato Banton ◊ Mad Professor Captures Pato Banton
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New Model Army ◊ Radio Sessions '83-'84
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Mikel Laboa ◊ Lekeitioak
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1988 albums, numbers 51-60

Posted on March 5th, 2014 by Scraps.
Categories: Albums, Lists, Music.


Missing Foundation ◊ 1933 Your House Is Mine
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Sei Miguel ◊ Breaker
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George Shearing and Hank Jones ◊ The Spirit of 176
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Mão Morta ◊ Mão Morta
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Engenheiros do Hawaii ◊ Ouça o que Eu Digo: Não Ouça Ninguém
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Royal Trux ◊ Royal Trux
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Anacrusis ◊ Suffering Hour
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Sadus ◊ Illusions
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Ultramagnetic MC’s ◊ Critical Beatdown
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Eek-a-Mouse ◊ Mouse-A-Mania
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1988 albums, numbers 61-70

Posted on March 5th, 2014 by Scraps.
Categories: Albums, Lists, Music.


Bruno Wątpliwy ◊ Szał
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Phalanx ◊ In Touch
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Soul Brothers ◊ Jive Explosion
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Helen Merrill & Gil Evans ◊ Collaboration
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Pestilence ◊ Malleus Maleficarum
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King Snake Roost ◊ Things That Play Themselves
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Geri Allen, Charlie Haden & Paul Motian ◊ Etudes
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Michelle Shocked ◊ Short Sharp Shocked
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Pere Ubu ◊ The Tenement Year
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Charles Gayle ◊ Spirits Before
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1988 albums, numbers 71-80

Posted on March 5th, 2014 by Scraps.
Categories: Albums, Lists, Music.


The Wonder Stuff ◊ The Eight Legged Groove Machine
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Mal Waldron ◊ The Seagulls of Kristiansund: Live At the Village Vanguard
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Mute Beat ◊ Lover's Rock
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John Zorn, George Lewis & Bill Frisell ◊ News for Lulu
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John Surman ◊ Private City
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Voivod ◊ Dimension Hatröss
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NoMeansNo ◊ Small Parts Isolated and Destroyed
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Los Cafres [Spain] ◊ SF 13 Tractor Cerebral
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James ◊ Strip-mine
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Crowded House ◊ Temple of Low Men
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1988 albums, numbers 81-90

Posted on March 4th, 2014 by Scraps.
Categories: Albums, Lists, Music.


Gil Evans ◊ New Bottle Old Wine
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Henry Threadgill Sextett ◊ Rag, Bush and All
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U-Men ◊ Step on a Bug
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Steve Lacy Trio ◊ The Window
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Live Skull ◊ Snuffer [EP]
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Norma Loy ◊ Sacrifice
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Mano Negra ◊ Patchanka [EP]
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Ocaso Épico ◊ Muito Obrigado
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Boogie Down Productions ◊ By All Means Necessary
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Hank Roberts ◊ Black Pastels
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1988 albums, numbers 91-100

Posted on March 3rd, 2014 by Scraps.
Categories: Albums, Lists, Music.


k.d. lang ◊ Shadowland
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Datblygu ◊ Wyau
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Susannah McCorkle ◊ No More Blues
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Fred Frith ◊ The Technology of Tears [cd edit]
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Ludichrist ◊ Powertrip
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Joy of Life ◊ Hear the Children
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Front 242 ◊ Front by Front
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Camouflage ◊ Voices & Images
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Ketama, Toumani Diabaté & Danny Thompson ◊ Songhai
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Razor ◊ Violent Restitution
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1988 albums, numbers 101-110

Posted on March 3rd, 2014 by Scraps.
Categories: Albums, Lists, Music.


Half Japanese ◊ Charmed Life
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Universal Congress Of ◊ This Is Mecolodics
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The Waterboys ◊ Fisherman’s Blues
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Fingers Inc. ◊ Another Side
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Opéra de nuit ◊ Opéra de nuit
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Stretchheads ◊ Five Fingers, Four Thingers, a Thumb, a Facelift and a New Identity
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Leonard Cohen ◊ I’m Your Man
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Flotsam and Jetsam ◊ No Place for Disgrace
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Diamanda Galás ◊ You Must Be Certain of the Devil
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Skin Yard ◊ Hallowed Ground
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1988 albums, numbers 111-120

Posted on March 2nd, 2014 by Scraps.
Categories: Albums, Lists, Music.


King T ◊ Act a Fool
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R.E.M. ◊ Green
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Wynton Marsalis ◊ Levee Low Moan: Soul Gestures in Southern Blue, Vol. 3
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Camper Van Beethoven ◊ Our Beloved Revolutionary Sweetheart
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They Might Be Giants ◊ Lincoln
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Incubus [Brazil/Louisiana] ◊ Serpent Temptation
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The Feelies ◊ Only Life
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Deathrow ◊ Deception Ignored
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Saint Vitus ◊ Mournful Cries
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My Dad Is Dead ◊ Let's Skip the Details
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1988 albums, numbers 121-130

Posted on March 2nd, 2014 by Scraps.
Categories: Albums, Lists, Music.


Pink Turns Blue ◊ Meta
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Rage ◊ Perfect Man
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Steely & Clevie ◊ Busting Out
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808 State ◊ Newbuild
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Armia ◊ Armia
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Kampec Dolores ◊ Kampec Dolores
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Exploding White Mice ◊ Brute Force and Ignorance
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Stetsasonic ◊ In Full Gear
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Ira! ◊ Psicoacústica
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Moss Icon ◊ Hate in Me [EP]
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1988 albums, numbers 131-140

Posted on March 2nd, 2014 by Scraps.
Categories: Albums, Lists, Music.


Hexx ◊ Help Yourself / Quest for Sanity [EP]
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Barbara Manning ◊ Lately I Keep Scissors
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Cleo Laine ◊ Cleo Sings Sondheim
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Lenny Breau ◊ Last Sessions
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Siglo XX ◊ Fear and Desire
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Clint Ruin & Lydia Lunch ◊ Stinkfoot [EP]
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Courtney Pine ◊ Destiny's Song + The Image of Pursuance
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Fliehende Stürme ◊ An den Ufern
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Henri Texier ◊ Colonel Skopje
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Insulin Reaction ◊ What's the Point
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1988 albums, numbers 141-150

Posted on March 2nd, 2014 by Scraps.
Categories: Albums, Lists, Music.

Been a long time since I put together a list of albums by year. So, this is my 1988 best albums list. Why put together a list for 1988? Random. In a year this list will be different, both the order and many new albums that I didn't know or eventually heard. (But the top ten will probably be largely the same.)

This is numbers 141 to 150, more or less.


Flames ◊ Summon the Dead
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Kamal Abdul Alim ◊ Dance
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Merzbow ◊ I'm Proud by Rank of the Workers: Live in Khabarovsk CCCP
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Vinnie Moore ◊ Time Odyssey
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Voice of the Beehive ◊ Let It Bee
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La Polla Records ◊ Donde se habla
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Les Nonnes Troppo ◊ La mission
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Pixies ◊ Surfer Rosa
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Eric B & Rakim ◊ Follow the Leader
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Would-Be-Goods ◊ The Camera Loves Me
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1988 albums, top 150

Posted on March 8th, 2013 by Scraps.
Categories: Albums, Lists, Music.

1988

  1. The Go-Betweens ◊ 16 Lovers Lane
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  2. Man Jumping ◊ World Service
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  3. Cardiacs ◊ A Little Man and a House and the Whole World Window
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  4. Throwing Muses ◊ House Tornado
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  5. Talk Talk ◊ Spirit of Eden
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  6. Mary Margaret O'Hara ◊ Miss America
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  7. The Microscopic Septet ◊ Beauty Based on Science
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  8. Black Future ◊ Eu Sou o Rio
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  9. ゲルニカ [Guernica] ◊ 新世紀への運河 [Shinseiki eno Unga]
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  10. Morbid Saint ◊ Spectrum of Death
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  11. Don Pullen ◊ New Beginnings
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  12. Roland Alphonso & Mute Beat ◊ R. Alphonso Meets Mute Beat
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  13. Stump ◊ A Fierce Pancake
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  14. Victims Family ◊ Things I Hate to Admit
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  15. Defunkt ◊ In America
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  16. Jack DeJohnette's Special Edition ◊ Audio-Visualscapes
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  17. World Domination Enterprises ◊ Let's Play Domination
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  18. Paul Roland ◊ Happy Families
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  19. Промышленная архитектура [Industrial Architecture] ◊ Любовь и Технология [Love & Technology]
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  20. Public Enemy ◊ It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
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  21. Sonic Youth ◊ Daydream Nation
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  22. Steve Coleman and Five Elements ◊ Sine Die
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  23. The Shrubs ◊ Vessels of the Heart
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  24. Dagmar Krause ◊ Tank Battles: The Songs of Hanns Eisler
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  25. Gary Thomas and Seventh Quadrant ◊ Code Violations
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  26. The Residents ◊ God in Three Persons
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  27. Jerry Gonzalez and the Fort Apache Band ◊ Obatalá
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  28. Willem Breuker Kollektief ◊ Bob's Gallery
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  29. Fishbone ◊ Truth and Soul
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  30. Lyle Lovett ◊ Pontiac
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  31. Ray Anderson ◊ Blues Bred in the Bone
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  32. Marilyn Crispell ◊ Labyrinths
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  33. My Dad Is Dead ◊ The Best Defense
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  34. The Leaders ◊ Out Here Like This
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  35. Nuno Canavarro ◊ Plux Quba
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  36. Cindytalk ◊ In This World
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  37. Metallica ◊ …And Justice for All
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  38. Sheriff Lindo & The Hammer ◊ Ten Dubs That Shook the World
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  39. Test Dept. ◊ Terra Firma
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  40. Universal Congress Of ◊ Prosperous and Qualified
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  41. Dave Holland Trio ◊ Triplicate
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  42. Toxik ◊ World Circus
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  43. David Liebman Trio ◊ Trio + One
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  44. Marius Popp ◊ Acordul Fin
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  45. Infest ◊ Slave
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  46. Julius Hemphill ◊ Julius Hemphill Big Band
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  47. Stephen Sondheim ◊ Into the Woods [Original Broadway Cast]
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  48. Mad Professor & Pato Banton ◊ Mad Professor Captures Pato Banton
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  49. New Model Army ◊ Radio Sessions '83-'84
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  50. Mikel Laboa ◊ Lekeitioak
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  51. Missing Foundation ◊ 1933 Your House Is Mine
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  52. Sei Miguel ◊ Breaker
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  53. George Shearing and Hank Jones ◊ The Spirit of 176
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  54. Mão Morta ◊ Mão Morta
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  55. Engenheiros do Hawaii ◊ Ouça o que Eu Digo: Não Ouça Ninguém
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  56. Royal Trux ◊ Royal Trux
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  57. Anacrusis ◊ Suffering Hour
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  58. Sadus ◊ Illusions
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  59. Ultramagnetic MC’s ◊ Critical Beatdown
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  60. Eek-a-Mouse ◊ Mouse-A-Mania
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  61. Bruno Wątpliwy ◊ Szał
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  62. Phalanx ◊ In Touch
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  63. Soul Brothers ◊ Jive Explosion
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  64. Helen Merrill & Gil Evans ◊ Collaboration
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  65. Pestilence ◊ Malleus Maleficarum
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  66. King Snake Roost ◊ Things That Play Themselves
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  67. Geri Allen, Charlie Haden & Paul Motian ◊ Etudes
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  68. Michelle Shocked ◊ Short Sharp Shocked
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  69. Pere Ubu ◊ The Tenement Year
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  70. Charles Gayle ◊ Spirits Before
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  71. The Wonder Stuff ◊ The Eight Legged Groove Machine
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  72. Mal Waldron ◊ The Seagulls of Kristiansund: Live At the Village Vanguard
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  73. Mute Beat ◊ Lover's Rock
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  74. John Zorn, George Lewis & Bill Frisell ◊ News for Lulu
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  75. John Surman ◊ Private City
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  76. Voivod ◊ Dimension Hatröss
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  77. NoMeansNo ◊ Small Parts Isolated and Destroyed
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  78. Los Cafres [Spain] ◊ SF 13 Tractor Cerebral
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  79. James ◊ Strip-mine
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  80. Crowded House ◊ Temple of Low Men
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  81. Gil Evans ◊ New Bottle Old Wine
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  82. Henry Threadgill Sextett ◊ Rag, Bush and All
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  83. U-Men ◊ Step on a Bug
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  84. Steve Lacy Trio ◊ The Window
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  85. Live Skull ◊ Snuffer [EP]
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  86. Norma Loy ◊ Sacrifice
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  87. Mano Negra ◊ Patchanka [EP]
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  88. Ocaso Épico ◊ Muito Obrigado
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  89. Boogie Down Productions ◊ By All Means Necessary
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  90. Hank Roberts ◊ Black Pastels
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  91. k.d. lang ◊ Shadowland
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  92. Datblygu ◊ Wyau
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  93. Susannah McCorkle ◊ No More Blues
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  94. Fred Frith ◊ The Technology of Tears [cd edit]
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  95. Ludichrist ◊ Powertrip
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  96. Joy of Life ◊ Hear the Children
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  97. Front 242 ◊ Front by Front
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  98. Camouflage ◊ Voices & Images
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  99. Ketama, Toumani Diabaté & Danny Thompson ◊ Songhai
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  100. Razor ◊ Violent Restitution
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  101. Half Japanese ◊ Charmed Life
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  102. Universal Congress Of ◊ This Is Mecolodics
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  103. The Waterboys ◊ Fisherman’s Blues
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  104. Fingers Inc. ◊ Another Side
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  105. Opéra de nuit ◊ Opéra de nuit
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  106. Stretchheads ◊ Five Fingers, Four Thingers, a Thumb, a Facelift and a New Identity
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  107. Leonard Cohen ◊ I’m Your Man
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  108. Flotsam and Jetsam ◊ No Place for Disgrace
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  109. Diamanda Galás ◊ You Must Be Certain of the Devil
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  110. Skin Yard ◊ Hallowed Ground
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  111. King T ◊ Act a Fool
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  112. R.E.M. ◊ Green
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  113. Wynton Marsalis ◊ Levee Low Moan: Soul Gestures in Southern Blue, Vol. 3
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  114. Camper Van Beethoven ◊ Our Beloved Revolutionary Sweetheart
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  115. They Might Be Giants ◊ Lincoln
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  116. Incubus [Brazil/Louisiana] ◊ Serpent Temptation
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  117. The Feelies ◊ Only Life
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  118. Deathrow ◊ Deception Ignored
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  119. Saint Vitus ◊ Mournful Cries
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  120. My Dad Is Dead ◊ Let's Skip the Details
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  121. Pink Turns Blue ◊ Meta
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  122. Rage ◊ Perfect Man
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  123. Steely & Clevie ◊ Busting Out
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  124. 808 State ◊ Newbuild
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  125. Armia ◊ Armia
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  126. Kampec Dolores ◊ Kampec Dolores
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  127. Exploding White Mice ◊ Brute Force and Ignorance
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  128. Stetsasonic ◊ In Full Gear
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  129. Ira! ◊ Psicoacústica
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  130. Moss Icon ◊ Hate in Me [EP]
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  131. Hexx ◊ Help Yourself / Quest for Sanity [EP]
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  132. Barbara Manning ◊ Lately I Keep Scissors
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  133. Cleo Laine ◊ Cleo Sings Sondheim
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  134. Lenny Breau ◊ Last Sessions
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  135. Siglo XX ◊ Fear and Desire
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  136. Clint Ruin & Lydia Lunch ◊ Stinkfoot [EP]
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  137. Courtney Pine ◊ Destiny's Song + The Image of Pursuance
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  138. Fliehende Stürme ◊ An den Ufern
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  139. Henri Texier ◊ Colonel Skopje
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  140. Insulin Reaction ◊ What's the Point
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  141. Flames ◊ Summon the Dead
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  142. Kamal Abdul Alim ◊ Dance
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  143. Merzbow ◊ I'm Proud by Rank of the Workers: Live in Khabarovsk CCCP
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  144. Vinnie Moore ◊ Time Odyssey
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  145. Voice of the Beehive ◊ Let It Bee
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  146. La Polla Records ◊ Donde se habla
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  147. Les Nonnes Troppo ◊ La mission
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  148. Pixies ◊ Surfer Rosa
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  149. Eric B & Rakim ◊ Follow the Leader
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  150. Would-Be-Goods ◊ The Camera Loves Me
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1979: another pointless list

Posted on August 8th, 2010 by Scraps.
Categories: Albums, Lists, Music.

I am slowly -- very slowly -- compiling a list of my favorite 999 albums from 1951 to the present, playing by the same rules as the 99 albums list (no best-of compilations, etc). I'm doing this a year at a time. This is the third shortlist, and my first post-stroke list: my 1979 top 137 (the first twenty to twenty-five will probably make the final list). This is my age fifteen list; subsequently, this is a long list.

(previous lists:
1989
1999)

1979

  1. Henry Cow, Western Culture
    Henry Cow - Western Culture

  2. Gang of Four, Entertainment!
    Gang of Four - Entertainment!

  3. Tin Huey, Contents Dislodged During Shipment
    Tin Huey - Contents Dislodged During Shipment

  4. Talking Heads, Fear of Music
    Talking Heads - Fear of Music

  5. Wire, 154
    Wire - 154

  6. Elvis Costello and the Attractions, Armed Forces
    Elvis Costello - Armed Forces

  7. Joy Division, Unknown Pleasures
    Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures

  8. The Slits, Cut
    The Slits - Cut

  9. The Clash, London Calling
    The Clash - London Calling

  10. Buzzcocks, Singles Going Steady
    Buzzcocks - Singles Going Steady

  11. Graham Parker, Squeezing Out Sparks
    Graham Parker - Squeezing Out Sparks

  12. The Soft Boys, A Can of Bees
    The Soft Boys - A Can of Bees

  13. The Contortions, Buy
    James Chance and the Contortions - Buy

  14. Marianne Faithfull, Broken English
    Marianne Faithfull - Broken English

  15. Sweeney Todd, Original Broadway Cast
     - Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

  16. Motörhead, Overkill
    Motörhead - Overkill

  17. Linton Kwesi Johnson, Forces of Victory
    Linton Kwesi Johnson - Forces of Victory

  18. The Specials, Specials
    The Specials - Specials

  19. Joe Jackson, Look Sharp!
    Joe Jackson - Look Sharp!

  20. Swell Maps, A Trip to Marineville
    Swell Maps - A Trip to Marineville

  21. Art Bears, Winter Songs
    Art Bears - Winter Songs

  22. P-Model, In a Model Room
    P-Model - In a Model Room

  23. XTC, Drums and Wires
    XTC - Drums and Wires

  24. Univers Zero, Heresie
    Univers Zéro - Heresie

  25. Tubeway Army, Replicas
    Tubeway Army - Replicas

  26. This Heat, This Heat
    This Heat - This Heat

  27. The Desperate Bicycles, Remorse Code
    The Desperate Bicycles - Remorse Code

  28. Pere Ubu, New Picnic Time
    Pere Ubu - New Picnic Time

  29. The Pop Group, Y
    The Pop Group - Y

  30. Betty Carter, The Audience with Betty Carter
    Betty Carter - The Audience with Betty Carter

  31. Conventum, Le bureau central des utopies
    Conventum - Le bureau central des utopies

  32. Annette Peacock, The Perfect Release
    Annette Peacock - The Perfect Release

  33. Hubert Félix Thiéfaine, Autorisation de Délirer
    Hubert Félix Thiéfaine - Autorisation de délirer

  34. Poison Girls, Hex
    Poison Girls - Hex

  35. Black Randy & the Metrosquad, "Pass the Dust, I Think I'm Bowie"
    Black Randy & The Metrosquad -

  36. Holger Czukay, Movies
    Holger Czukay - Movies

  37. David Bowie, Lodger
    David Bowie - Lodger

  38. The B-52's, The B-52's
    The B-52's - The B-52's

  39. Lizzy Mercier Descloux, Press Color
    Lizzy Mercier Descloux - Press Color

  40. James Blood Ulmer, Tales of Captain Black
    James Blood Ulmer - Tales of Captain Black

  41. Nick Lowe, Labour of Lust
    Nick Lowe - Labour of Lust

  42. Godley & Creme, Freeze Frame
    Godley & Creme - Freeze Frame

  43. Patti Smith Group, Wave
    Patti Smith - Wave

  44. Chrisma, Hibernation
    Chrisma - Hibernation

  45. The Jam, Setting Sons
    The Jam - Setting Sons

  46. ABBA, Voulez-Vouz
    ABBA - Voulez-Vous

  47. The Stranglers, The Raven
    The Stranglers - The Raven

  48. Supertramp, Breakfast in America
    Supertramp - Breakfast in America

  49. Kevin Coyne & Dagmar Krause, Babble
    Kevin Coyne & Dagmar Krause - Babble

  50. Spherical Objects, Eliptical Optimism
    Spherical Objects - Eliptical Optimism

  51. Carnascialia, Carnascialia
    Carnascialia - Carnascialia

  52. Fingerprinz, The Very Dab
    Fingerprintz - The Very Dab

  53. Johnny Osbourne, Truths and Rights
    Johnny Osbourne - Truths and Rights

  54. Red Crayola, Soldier Talk
    Red Krayola - Soldier Talk

  55. Hermeto Pascoal, Zabumbê-bum-á
    Hermeto Pascoal - Zabumbê-bum-á

  56. Sam Rivers, Waves
    Sam Rivers - Waves

  57. Ras Michael & The Sons of Negus, Love Thy Neighbour
    Ras Michael & The Sons of Negus - Love Thy Neighbour

  58. The Toms, The Toms
    The Toms - The Toms

  59. Essential Logic, Beat Rhythm News
    Essential Logic - Beat Rhythm News

  60. Sun Ra, Sleeping Beauty
    Sun Ra - Sleeping Beauty

  61. Ann Steel, Ann Steel
    Ann Steel - Ann Steel

  62. The Adverts, Cast of Thousands [remixed version]
    The Adverts - Cast of Thousands

  63. Patrik Fitzgerald, Grubby Stories
    Patrik Fitzgerald - Grubby Stories

  64. Prince Far I, Cry Tuff Dub Encounter Part 2
    Prince Far I - Cry Tuff Dub Encounter Part 2

  65. James White and the Blacks, Off White
    James White and the Blacks - Off White

  66. Bruce Woolley and The Camera Club, English Garden
    Bruce Woolley and The Camera Club - English Garden

  67. Madness, One Step Beyond…
    Madness - One Step Beyond...

  68. Nina Hagen Band, Unbehagen
    Nina Hagen Band - Unbehagen

  69. Prince Far I, Dub to Africa
    Prince Far I - Dub to Africa

  70. Arachnoid, Arachnoid
    Arachnoïd - Arachnoid

  71. Moondog, A New Sound of a Old Instrument
    Moondog - A New Sound of an Old Instrument

  72. Henry Threadgill, X-75, Vol. 1
    Henry Threadgill - X-75, Vol. 1

  73. Anthony Moore, Flying Doesn't Help
    Anthony Moore - Flying Doesn't Help

  74. Marquis de Sade, Dantzig Twist
    Marquis de Sade - Dantzig Twist

  75. Fela, Unknown Soldier
    Fela Kuti - Unknown Soldier

  76. The A's, The A's
    The A's - The A's

  77. Michael Jackson, Off the Wall
    Michael Jackson - Off the Wall

  78. Sun Ra, Disco 3000
    Sun Ra - Disco 3000

  79. The Last, L.A. Explosion!
    The Last - L.A. Explosion!

  80. Earth & Stone, Kool Roots
    Earth & Stone - Kool Roots

  81. Black Uhuru, Showcase
    Black Uhuru - Showcase

  82. Doll by Doll, Remember
    Doll by Doll - Remember

  83. Yachts, Yachts
    The Yachts - The Yachts

  84. Hans-Joachim Roedelius, Selbstportrait
    Hans-Joachim Roedelius - Selbstportrait

  85. Renaldo & The Loaf, Play Struvé & Sneff
    Renaldo & The Loaf - Play Struvé & Sneff

  86. Art Ensemble of Chicago, Nice Guys
    The Art Ensemble of Chicago - Nice Guys

  87. Magazine, Secondhand Daylight
    Magazine - Secondhand Daylight

  88. Yellow Magic Orchestra, Solid State Survivor
    Yellow Magic Orchestra - Solid State Survivor

  89. The Ruts, The Crack
    The Ruts - The Crack

  90. The Crass, Stations of the Crass
    Crass - Stations of the Crass

  91. The Beat, The Beat
    The Beat - The Beat

  92. The Fall, Live at the Witch Trials
    The Fall - Live at the Witch Trials

  93. Fashion, Product Perfect
    Fashion - Product Perfect

  94. The Nits, Tent
    Nits - Tent

  95. Buzzcocks, A Different Kind of Tension
    Buzzcocks - A Different Kind of Tension

  96. The Slickers, Break Through
    The Slickers - Break Through

  97. Punishment of Luxury, Laughing Academy
    Punishment of Luxury - Laughing Academy

  98. The Raincoats, The Raincoats
    The Raincoats - The Raincoats

  99. Sam Rivers, Paragon
    Sam Rivers - Paragon

  100. Siouxsie and the Banshees, Join Hands
    Siouxsie and the Banshees - Join Hands

  101. Dave Edmunds, Repeat When Necessary
    Dave Edmunds - Repeat When Necessary

  102. The Laughing Dogs, The Laughing Dogs
    The Laughing Dogs - The Laughing Dogs

  103. Cowboys International, The Original Sin
    Cowboys International - The Original Sin

  104. Keith Hudson, Nuh Skin Up Dub
    Keith Hudson - Nuh Skin Up Dub

  105. Andrew Cyrille / Jeanne Lee / Jimmy Lyons, Nuba
    Andrew Cyrille / Jeanne Lee / Jimmy Lyons - Nuba

  106. Judie Tzuke, Welcome to the Cruise
    Judie Tzuke - Welcome to the Cruise

  107. Ma Banlieue Flasque, Ma Banlieue Flasque
    Ma Banlieue Flasque - Ma Banlieue Flasque

  108. Air, Air Lore
    Air - Air Lore

  109. Steel Pulse, Tribute to the Martyrs
    Steel Pulse - Tribute to the Martyrs

  110. Malicorne, Le Bestiaire
    Malicorne - Le Bestiaire

  111. Ian Dury, Do It Yourself
    Ian Dury - Do It Yourself

  112. Fleetwood Mac, Tusk
    Fleetwood Mac - Tusk

  113. Günter Schickert, Überfällig
    Günter Schickert - Überfällig

  114. Plastic People of the Universe, Jak bude po smrti
    Plastic People of the Universe - Jak bude po smrti

  115. Joe Jackson, I'm the Man
    Joe Jackson - I'm the Man

  116. Tom Verlaine, Tom Verlaine
    Tom Verlaine - Tom Verlaine

  117. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Damn the Torpedoes
    Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers - Damn the Torpedoes

  118. ZZ Top, Degüello
    ZZ Top - Degüello

  119. Vortex, Les Cycles de Thanatos
    Vortex - Les cycles de Thanatos

  120. Bill Nelson's Red Noise, Sound-on-Sound
    Bill Nelson's Red Noise - Sound-On-Sound

  121. Zé Ramalho, A Peleja do Diabo com o Dono do Céu
    Zé Ramalho - A Peleja do Diabo com o Dono do Céu

  122. Fischer-Z, Word Salad
    Fischer-Z - Word Salad

  123. Honeyelk, Stoyz Vi Dozeveloy
    Honeyelk - Stoyz Vi Dozeveloy

  124. Naná Vasconcelos, Saudades
    Naná Vasconcelos - Saudades

  125. The Romantics, The Romantics
    The Romantics - The Romantics

  126. Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers, Bustin' Loose
    Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers - Bustin' Loose

  127. Mikey Dread, Dread at the Controls
    Mikey Dread - Dread at the Controls

  128. Joni Mitchell, Mingus
    Joni Mitchell - Mingus

  129. Dennis Brown, Words of Wisdom
    Dennis Brown - Words of Wisdom

  130. Pelle Miljoona, Viimeinen syksy
    Pelle Miljoona - Viimeinen syksy

  131. The Dickies, Dawn of the Dickies
    The Dickies - Dawn of the Dickies

  132. Old and New Dreams, Old and New Dreams
    Old and New Dreams - Old and New Dreams (2)

  133. Thomas Leer & Robert Rental, The Bridge
    Thomas Leer and Robert Rental - The Bridge

  134. Codona, Codona
    Codona - Codona

  135. Adam and the Ants, Dirk Wears White Sox
    Adam and the Ants - Dirk Wears White Sox

  136. Culture, International Herb
    Culture - International Herb

  137. John Stewart, Bombs Away Dream Babies
    John Stewart - Bombs Away Dream Babies

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old post #12, 17 apr 96

Posted on February 14th, 2010 by Scraps.
Categories: Comedy, Lists, Old Posts, Untruths, Words.

I taught Madonna to eat, sleep, drink, breathe, ride trains, open envelopes, file taxes late without penalty, drop heavy objects from tall buildings, execute perfect triple axels, throw darts accurately with either hand, compensate for the distorting effects of rear-view mirrors, cheat, fly (with or without wings), sprint backwards, extract revenge with no chance of prosecution but with full knowledge of the victim, open child-proof packages effortlessly, play accordion while retaining her friends, tighten belts, loosen sockets, chew gum in a beguiling working-class manner, groan convincingly, belch like a lady, construct origami pets of every genus, pop corn in her mouth, lead oppressed south americans to freedom, defend a field hockey goal mouth, swim, dropkick, shimmy in a corset, tap the zeitgeist in her dreams, and die in her sleep.

In return, she taught me to relax. Ahhhhhhhh.

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fifteen books in fifteen minutes (approximately)

Posted on June 15th, 2009 by Scraps.
Categories: Lists, Words.

Don't take too long to think about it. List 15 books you've read that will always stick with you -- The first 15 you can recall in 15 minutes.

Velma did this on livejournal, and I am curious what books my memory pulls up, especially now with my damaged memory.

  1. Little, Big by John Crowley
  2. The Book of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe
  3. At Swim-Two-Birds by Flann O'Brien (aka Brian O'Nolan)
  4. Imaginative Qualities of Actual Things by Gilbert Sorrentino
  5. Her Smoke Rose Up Forever by James Tiptree, Jr (aka Alice Sheldon)
  6. Love Trouble by Veronica Geng
  7. The Most of S.J. Perelman
  8. Sixty Stories by Donald Barthelme
  9. Lanark by Alaisdair Gray
  10. Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy
  11. The Collected Poetry of James Merril
  12. The Collected Essays of George Orwell [5 vol.]
  13. The Collected Poetry of W.B. Yeats
  14. The Collected Poetry of Emily Dickinson
  15. The Novellas of Hortense Calisher

The Collected Essays of George Orwell is cheating. And I wanted to include a book I'd never read -- probably The Complete Works of Geoffrey Chaucer -- but that felt like cheating, and cheating is proper only once per list, I figure.

Your turn.

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