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Pick your top ten albums, and then extract your least favorite song from each album. And list it here. And try to do one artist each...


1) Birthday - The Beatles (White Album)

2) 5-Piece Chicken Dinner - Beastie Boys (Paul's Boutique) - kind of a cheat, I know

3) U Got The Look - Prince (Sign 'O' The Times)

4) War On War - Wilco (YHF)

5) You Still Believe In Me - The Beach Boys (Pet Sounds)

6) Million Miles - Bob Dylan (Time Out of Mind)

7) Four Horsemen - The Clash (London Calling)

8) Kid A - Radiohead (Kid A)

9) Soul Survivor - Rolling Stones (Exile On Main Street)

10) All in Love is Fair - Stevie Wonder (Innervisions)


Wow, that wasn't really fun. This thread shall sink like a stone. :thumbup

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I never said it would be easy. Would you have picked a different one?


this is really difficult. I can't pick a song off that record that I don't like.


ok, maybe 'Turd On the Run'.

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1. Heavy Metal Drummer-Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (Wilco)

2. Ob La Di Ob La Da :yucky -White Album (The Beatles)

3. Fitter Happier-OK Computer (Radiohead)

4. Side of the Road-Sea Change (Beck)

5. I'm Still Your Fag-You Forgot it in People (Broken Social Scene)

6. Hit the Plane Down-Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain (Pavement)

7. Rain King-Daydream Nation (Sonic Youth)

8. Little Honda-I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One (Yo La Tengo)

9. Clementine-Castaways and Cutouts (The Decemberists)

10. Her Majesty-Abbey Road (The Beatles)


Usually I'd add Steve Reich's "Music for 18 Musicians" and John Coltrane's "A Love Supreme," but I couldn't seperate any tracks out of those that I could put here at all.

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1. Reservations (YHF) - Wilco

2. Treefingers (Kid A) - Radiohead

3. Knot Comes Loose (Z) - My Morning Jacket

4. Here, There, and Everywhere (Revolver) - The Beatles

5. Long, Long, Long (White Album) - The Beatles

6. The Boy Done Wrong Again (If you're feeling sinister) - Belle and Sebastian

7. Brand New Cadillac (London Calling) - The Clash

8. Fitter Happier (OK Computer) - Radiohead

9. Amazing Journey (Tommy) - The Who

10. We're Just Friends (Summerteeth) -Wilco

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I searched back for my gut reaction Top 10, so that's the list I am using.


1)Peoria Lunch Box Blues - Magnolia Electric Company - Songs: Ohia

2)Reservations - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot - Wilco

3) Because - Abbey Road - Beatles

4) Second Guessing - Reckoning - R.E.M.

5)Angels of Ashes - Scott 4 - Scott Walker

6)Hit the Plane Down - Crooked Rain Crooked Rain - Pavement

7) The Murder Mystery - Velvet Underground - Velvet Underground

8) Ambulance Blues - On the Beach - Neil Young

9) The World Has Turned and Left Me Here - Weezer (Blue) - Weezer

10) Holloway Jail - Muswell Hillbillies - Kinks


that was pretty hard, which reinforced why they are my favorites!

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The albums that are my favorite do not have a least favorite song on it. I just wouldn't consider them my favorites if I actually did not like 1 or 2 of the songs as much as the others.


To ruin your game, here's a list of albums that I think are perfect from start to finish and always find a way into my CD player no matter how old they are:


Wilco - A Ghost Is Born

Old 97s - Fight Songs

Pete Yorn - musicforthemorningafter

Weezer - Blue album

Guster - Lost and Gone Forever

Everclear - Sparkle and Fade

Death Cab for Cutie - Plans

Lots of Ben Folds CDs


"Hey I didn't ask for a list of your favorite albums!"


Well, sorry.



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these aren't in order, because i'd spend hours trying to make a perfect list




1. bowl of oranges (lifted or...) - bright eyes

2. pictures of me (either/or) - elliott smith

3. no dancing (my aim is true) - elvis costello

4. a voice at the end of the line (transfiguration of vincent) - m. ward

5. t.v. casualty (static age) - the misfits

6. 3 inch horses, two faced monsters (everywhere and his nasty parlor tricks) - modest mouse

7. the fool (in the aeroplane over the sea) - neutral milk hotel

8. this place is a prison (give up) - the postal service

9. morning bell (kid a) - radiohead

10. gimme a sign (demolition) -ryan adams

11. vicar in a tutu (the queen is dead) - the smiths

12. why would you wanna live (being there) - wilco

13. pieholden suite (summerteeth) - wilco (EAT IT) :D

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Interesting idea... certainly very difficult...


1. Moon On Your Pyjamas: Paul Weller - Wild Wood

2. Heavy Metal Drummer: Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

3. To Be The One: Ryan Adams - Heartbreaker

4. Any Colour You Like: Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon

5. Lazy Sunbathers: Morrissey - Vauxhall And I

6. Be My Wife: David Bowie - Low

7. Expo '86: Death Cab For Cutie - Transatlantism

8. Prayer To God: Shellac - 1000 Hurts

9. Deep Dark Well: M. Ward - Transistor Radio

10. Presuming Ed: Elbow - Asleep In The Back

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Heavy Metal Drummer (Yankee Hotel Foxtrot) -- Wilco


The Black Angel's Death Song (Velvet Underground & Nico) -- Velvet Underground


Western Homes (Wowee Zowee) -- Pavement


The Day John Henry Died (The Dirty South) -- Drive-By Truckers


Withering Heights (Jacksonville City Night) -- Ryan Adams


Flamenco Sketches (Kind of Blue) -- Miles Davis


Untitled (In the Aeroplane Over the Sea) -- Neutral Milk Hotel


Mayfly (If You're Feeling Sinister) -- Belle & Sebastian


Death of a Salesman (The Great Destroyer) -- Low


10:20 a.m. (Girls Can Tell) -- Spoon

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In no great order,


01. Jemima Surrender - The Band (The Band)

02. I'll Be Your Baby Tonight - John Wesley Harding (Bob Dylan)

03. Handshake Drugs - A Ghost Is Born (Wilco)

04. The Sound Of Life Today - Guerilla (Super Furry Animals), a cheat as it's only a very short instrumental interlude

05. Medley: The Lark In The Morning/Rakish Paddy/Foxhunter's Jig/Toss The Feather - Liege & Lief (Fairport Convention)

06. Holloway Jail - Muswell Hillbillies (The Kinks)

07. God's Song (That's Why I Love Mankind) - Sail Away (Randy Newman)

08. Steamboat - Holland (The Beach Boys)

09. Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum - Love & Theft (Bob Dylan)

10. Donor - Heart Food (Judee Sill)

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I live for this kind of thing


Good Day Sunshine - Revolver (Beatles)

Time of the Season - Oddessey and Oracle (Zombies)

Vampire Blues - Neil (On the Beach)

"sometimes I get the feeling that you don't want me around" (don't know title - Alien Lanes (GBV) *man - perefect band for this list

Heavy Metal Drummer

The Bark and Below It - Black Foliage (Olivia Tremor Control)

Bad Light - Keep it Like a Secret (Built to Spill)

Tarpit - You're Living All Over Me (Dinosaur Jr.)

Black Diamond - Let it Be (Replacements)

Natural Harmony - Notorious Byrd Brothers - Byrds


Mostly pretty cool songs. Just the lowest points on otherwise perfect albums.

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not necessarily my all time favourite albums, and in no particular order...


Natural Anthem - Give Up (Postal Service)

Memphis - A Nod Is As Good As A Wink (Faces)

Pink On White Walls - Stanley Road (Paul Weller)

Wishful Thinking - AGIB (Wilco)

Very Ape - In Utero (Nirvana)

Death Of An Interior Decorator - Transatlantiscm (Death Cab For Cutie)

You Never Arrived - Trials Of Van Occupanther (Midlake)

Hallway - Post To Wire (Richmond Fontaine)

Everything I Do - Strangers Almanac (Whiskeytown)

Temporary Like Achilles - Blonde On Blone (Bob Dylan)

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These are the first ten albums that popped into my head. Damn you Sir S!!!! Great idea, but this killed me:


1. Radio Cure - YHF (Wilco)

2. Rainy Day WOmen - Blonde on Blonde (Dylan)

3. You're A Big Girl Now - Blood on the Tracks (Dylan)

4. Maxwell's Silver Hammer - Abbey Road (Beatles)

5. She's Bought a Hat Like Princess Marina - Arthur (Kinks)

6. The Beat - This Year's Model (Elvis Costello)

7. Pet Sounds - Pet Sounds (Beach Boys)

8. The Fool - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea (NMH)

9. Soul Survivor - Exile (Stones)

10. So Says I - Chutes Too Narrow (The Shins)


1, 3, 6, 7, 9 and 10 literally took years off my life picking.

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My head would explode if I ever sat down and tried to come up with my 10 favorite albums (I've tried before), but here's a list based off of what iTunes tells me I've been listening to a lot lately:


Brother Woodrow/Closing Prayer (Afghan Whigs) - kind of a cheat, but I can't pick another one off Gentlemen

Done Somebody Wrong - Allman Bros - At Fillmore East

Run For Your Life - Beatles - Rubber Soul

Baby, We Got a Date - Bob Marley & the Wailers - Catch a Fire

Lovers Rock/Train in Vain (either one) - The Clash - London Calling

Candyman - Grateful Dead - American Beauty

Let's Take a Trip Together - Morphine - Cure For Pain

Twist the Knife - Neko Case - Furnace Room Lullaby (wow, this one was hard)

Kindness of Strangers - Nick Cave - Murder Ballads

Junkie's Runnin' Dry - Operation Ivy - Energy

Fight This Generation - Pavement - Wowee Zowee

Fireplace - REM - Document

Lucky - Radiohead - OK Computer

Shake Your Hips - Rolling Stones - Exile on Main Street

Shaky Ground - Uncle Tupelo - March 16-20, 1992

Crazy Love - Van Morrison - Moondance

What's the World Got In Store - Wilco - Being There

Blue Spark - X - Under the Big Black Sun

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Wilco/YHF - I'm the Man Who Loves You

Beatles/The White Album - Revolution 9

Bob Dylan/Blood on the Tracks - Idiot Wind

Joni Mitchell/Blue - Little Green

Bruce Springsteen/Nebraska - Johnny 99

Elliott Smith/Either/Or - (I'll have to get back to you on this one)

Ryan Adams/Heartbreaker - To Be the One

Radiohead/The Bends - High and Dry

Led Zeppelin/III - Immigrant Song

PJ Harvey/Rid of Me - Highway '61 Revisited (I like to cover it's just my least favorite on the album)


That was hard.

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