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  1. 1. Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

    2. The Beatles - The White Album

    3. Elliott Smith - Either/Or

    4. Led Zeppelin - III

    5. The Rolling Stones - Exile on Main Street

    6. Bob Dylan - Blood on the Tracks

    7. Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska

    8. The National - Boxer

    9. Radiohead - The Bends

    10. Whiskeytown - Strangers Almanac

    11. Wilco - Summerteeth

    12. The Beatles - Abbey Road

    13. Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane Over The Sea

    14. Sam Cooke - Live at the Harlem Square Club, 1963

    15. Ryan Adams - Heartbreaker

    16. Pixies - Doolittle

    17. Joni Mitchell - Blue

    18. Paul Simon - Graceland

    19. Wilco - Being There

    20. Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited

    21. The Hold Steady - Boys And Girls In America

    22. Arcade Fire - Funeral

    23. Otis Redding - Otis Blue

    24. Tori Amos - Under the Pink

    25. Alejandro Escovedo - A Man Under the Influence

    26. Nick Drake - Five Leaves Left

    27. Belle & Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister

    28. Son Volt - Trace

    29. Damien Rice - O

    30. The Weakerthans - Reconstruction Site

    31. Built To Spill - There's Nothing Wrong With Love

    32. PJ Harvey - Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea

    33. Pearl Jam - Vitalogy

    34. Cat Power - You Are Free

    35. The National - Sad Songs For Dirty Lovers

    36. Radiohead - OK Computer

    37. John Lennon - Imagine

    38. Josh Ritter - The Animal Years

    39. Willie Nelson - Red Headed Stranger

    40. The Clash - London Calling

    41. Smoking Popes - Born to Quit

    42. The Rolling Stones - Let It Bleed

    43. Jay-Z - Blueprint

    44. R.E.M. - Murmur

    45. John Coltrane - Giant Steps

    46. The Band - The Band

    47. The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds

    48. Guster - Lost and Gone Forever

    49. Andrew Bird - Armchair Apocrypha

    50. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground & Nico

  2. Can anyone help me with a research question I'm working on? I wonder how long after an album is release do most of its sales occur. Does anyone have an idea on how to guess at how fast sales slow down following an album's release date, after say one week, one month, or three months. Thanks for any thoughts or anecdotes,



  3. I am looking for a website that posts information about which music albums will be/were released on which day (Tuesday). In particular, I would like a site that separates out reissues so that I can see only albums on their first release. Also, several sites I find only list this and upcoming weeks, but not last week and the weeks in last month. I would like both future and recent past. Googling brings up some options but ones that require sorting out reissues. Any advice? Thanks!

  4. Ok, I need that Foxmarks thing.


    Who makes Opera? It looks great but now that I want Foxmarks, they don't make Foxmarks for that. :pirate


    If I understand if correctly, Foxmarks syncs your bookmarks across all computers you use. If so, Opera does this without an extension by signing up for Opera Link




    I sync between my home, office, and Blackberry Storm. Works perfectly but I've never used Foxmarks so I can't compare them.


    Also, the Opera Link website also lets you log in and access your bookmarks (and notes) from anywhere.

  5. That's another good reason not to update my iTunes, then.


    With as frequently as there are iTunes updates, I expect it to eventually include a program that will feed my cat and reorganize my sock drawer while I'm at work.


    I love Firefox, and it's good to hear there's a new version coming out soon. There's still a few sites that I have trouble with when I'm on it, though. Netflix, for instance, only offers their instant viewing feature in IE. That's about the only reason I use IE anymore.


    Netflix instant viewing is now possible in Firefox (and Opera incidentally). I think it requires the Silverlight plugin.

  6. 1 - Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

    2 - The Beatles - The White Album

    3 - Led Zeppelin - III

    4 - Bob Dylan - Blood on the Tracks

    5 - Elliott Smith - Either/Or

    6 - The Rolling Stones - Exile on Main Street

    7 - Radiohead - The Bends

    8 - Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska

    9 - Sam Cooke - Live at the Harlem Square Club, 1963

    10 - Whiskeytown - Stranger's Almanac

    11 - Tori Amos - Under the Pink

    12 - Wilco - Summerteeth

    13 - The Beatles - Abbey Road

    14 - The Pixies - Doolittle

    15 - Willie Nelson - Red Headed Stranger

    16 - The Clash - London Calling

    17 - PJ Harvey - Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea

    18 - The Frames - Dance the Devil

    19 - Nick Drake - Five Leaves Left

    20 - Elvis Costello - This Year's Model


    Reading through the lists is lots of fun. Thanks for putting this together.

  7. I am trying out Opera, it is working extremely well. According to my friend who uses Firefox (with Fasterfox) and Opera, Opera is a tad faster than Fire+fasterfox and more secure. The Speed Dial function is a godsend.


    I've been using Opera for a while now and love it. Couldn't imagine switching to any other browser.

  8. The only ones I've listened to enough to know will rank for the year (in rough order):


    Hayden - In Field & Town

    Kathleen Edwards - Asking For Flowers

    British Sea Power - Do You Like Rock Music?

    Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend

    She & Him - Volume One

    Fleet Foxes - Ragged Wood.


    Is the Jamie Lidell better than the last one? I thought it was really inconsistent so I haven't bother to check the new one out.

  9. "This union may never be perfect, but generation after generation has shown that it can always be perfected."


    I keep a list of favorite quotes and wanted to add this to it. Does anyone know if it originated with Obama? I know that speeches sometimes draw on/play off of other passages/speeches/texts, but this was unfamiliar to me and I wanted to make sure to appropriately attribute it. Thanks.

  10. My top 5 would be:


    The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society

    Muswell Hillbillies

    Arthur or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire

    Lola Versus Powerman and the Money-Go-Round

    Something Else.


    I think Muswell Hillbillies tends to be somewhat polarizing but it can be my favorite depending on my mood. I happen to think Something Else is overrated but I know some people like it a lot as well. I'd say that Village Green is the best place to start if you already know their hits.

  11. In other news, Dallas Cowboys quarterbacks coach Wade Wilson got suspended for five games recently when it came to light he used HGH to help him get an erection...




    "Wilson said he purchased the substance last fall to help him deal with the impact of diabetes. He has had problems with fatigue, kidney function, vision and sleep patterns because of the illness."

  12. I think it's part of the game, and if you don't want them stolen, it's on you to make them harder to steal.


    Here's an interesting solution from Wade Phillips:


    "Let the defense have the same coach-to-player communication device the offense has to send in the play to the quarterback. That way, signaling in plays is eliminated, along with the obvious real temptation to somehow steal the signals."

  13. It's part of the game is not a good argument. Lots of pitchers would tell you that doing lots of things to the ball is part of the game.


    I see the point though and I see that stealing signals is different than bugging the away locker room or hacking into the headset channel, but using a video camera seems to have crossed the line of just stealing signals. Depending on their defense, I've lost respect for Belicheck.

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