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OK, here's my final list.

 

1. Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique

2. The Band - The Last Waltz

3. The Cure - Disintegration

4. Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

5. Tom Waits - Rain Dogs

6. The Clash - London Calling

7. Drive By Truckers - Decoration Day

8. The Descendents - Milo Goes To College

9. The Replacements - Pleased To Meet Me

10. The Wonder Stuff - Never Loved Elvis

11. REM - Green

12. Operation Ivy - Energy

13. Toad The Wet Sprocket - Fear

14. The Monkees - Rhino Records Anthology

15. Turin Brakes - Ether Song

16. Ella Fitzgerald - Compact Jazz

17. Damien Rice - O

18. Sparklehorse - Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot

19. Bad Religion - Against The Grain

20. Paul Simon - Graceland

 

That was insanely difficult. I'm sure I'll look at this tomorrow and realize I want to change the entire thing, but I'm sending this version in and letting go. *deep breaths*

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rough draft

 

 

1. Andrew Bird - Mysterious Production of Eggs

2. Ween - The Mollusk

3. Ween - Quebec

4. Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

5. Beatles - (The Beatles) The White Album

6. Built to Spill - Perfect from Now On

7. Wilco - Summerteeth

8. Radiohead - Kid A

9. Blind Melon - Soup

10. Frank Black - Teenager of the Year

11. Radiohead - OK Computer

12. Ween - Pure Guava

13. Sigur Ros - Agaetis Byrun (sp?)

14. Beatles - sgt peppers

15. Beatles - Revolver

16. Built to Spill - Keep it Like A Secret

17. Animal Collective - Feels

18. Animal Collective - Sung Tongs

19. Mr. Bungle - California

20. Wilco - Ghost is Born

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My submitted list.

 

1. Sticky Fingers/The Rolling Stones

2. Harvest Moon/Neil Young

3. Decoration Day/Drive-By Truckers

4. Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere/Neil Young and Crazy Horse

5. Darkness on the Edge of Town/Bruce Springsteen

6. Ragged Glory/Neil Young and Crazy Horse

7. Exile on Main St./The Rolling Stones

8. A Ghost Is Born/Wilco

9. The Beatles (aka The White Album)/The Beatles

10. Honky Tonk Heroes/Waylon Jennings

11. Physical Graffiti/Led Zeppelin

12. Beggars Banquet/The Rolling Stones

13. Born to Run/Bruce Springsteen

14. Desire/Bob Dylan

15. Southern Rock Opera/Drive-By Truckers

16. Trace/Son Volt

17. Viva Terlingua/Jerry Jeff Walker

18. Animals/Pink Floyd

19. It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back/Public Enemy

20. Hollywood Town Hall/Jayhawks

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20 The Who - Tommy

19 Ringo Starr - Sentimental Journey

18 Various Artists - The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (Soundtrack)

17 Bob Dylan - Blonde on Blonde

16 Bob Dylan - The Bootleg Series, Vol. 4: The "Royal Albert Hall" Concert

15 The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds

14 Daniel Johnston/Various Artists - Late Great Daniel Johnston:

Discovered Covered

13 The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

12 The Kinks - The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society

11 Bob Dylan - John Wesley Harding

10 The Zombies - Odessey and Oracle

09 Beck - Mutations

08 The Beatles - Abbey Road

07 Willie Nelson - Stardust

06 Various Artists - The Darjeeling Limited (Soundtrack)

05 Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

04 Stevie Wonder - Innervisions

03 The Beach Boys - Friends/20-20

02 George Harrison - All Things Must Pass

01 The Beatles - Revolver

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20 The Who - Tommy

19 Ringo Starr - Sentimental Journey

18 Various Artists - The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (Soundtrack)

17 Bob Dylan - Blonde on Blonde

16 Bob Dylan - The Bootleg Series, Vol. 4: The "Royal Albert Hall" Concert

15 The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds

14 Daniel Johnston/Various Artists - Late Great Daniel Johnston:

Discovered Covered

13 The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

12 The Kinks - The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society

11 Bob Dylan - John Wesley Harding

10 The Zombies - Odessey and Oracle

09 Beck - Mutations

08 The Beatles - Abbey Road

07 Willie Nelson - Stardust

06 Various Artists - The Darjeeling Limited (Soundtrack)

05 Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

04 Stevie Wonder - Innervisions

03 The Beach Boys - Friends/20-20

02 George Harrison - All Things Must Pass

01 The Beatles - Revolver

 

I dig idigworm's list. I had Fear of Music by the Talking Heads on my list, btw.

 

--Mike

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I dig idigworm's list. I had Fear of Music by the Talking Heads on my list, btw.

 

--Mike

 

I was going to add Sand in the Vaseline, but it would have meant dropping Sentimental Journey, which I feel is a truly transcendent album. It exists apart from what it is, which could be taken as merely ex-Beatle Ringo woozily crooning schmaltzy standards with seemingly nary a single rocking bone in his body. But that kind of synopsis only makes me want to go back and listen to it again. It's amazing!

 

See? Now I'm listening to "Whispering Grass". Oh, yes.

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Sorry Gogo... I know that I account for at least two of those infractions. :blush

 

As far as sending them early, I figured it would be ok as they could just be ignored. Thanks for letting our voice be heard regardless of our ability to follow instructions.

 

I'm bad at following instructions.

And yeah, that's my email address that I'm pretty sure that you're referring to.

 

Sorry.

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rough draft

 

 

1. Andrew Bird - Mysterious Production of Eggs

2. Ween - The Mollusk

3. Ween - Quebec

4. Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

5. Beatles - (The Beatles) The White Album

6. Built to Spill - Perfect from Now On

7. Wilco - Summerteeth

8. Radiohead - Kid A

9. Blind Melon - Soup

10. Frank Black - Teenager of the Year

11. Radiohead - OK Computer

12. Ween - Pure Guava

13. Sigur Ros - Agaetis Byrun (sp?)

14. Beatles - sgt peppers

15. Beatles - Revolver

16. Built to Spill - Keep it Like A Secret

17. Animal Collective - Feels

18. Animal Collective - Sung Tongs

19. Mr. Bungle - California

20. Wilco - Ghost is Born

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Version 1

 

Pink Moon - Nick Drake

The Red Headed Stranger - Willie Nelson

Perfect From Now On - Built to Spill

Keep It Like A Secret - Built to Spill

London Calling - The Clash

You're Living All Over Me - Dinosaur Jr

Either/Or - Elliott Smith

A Ghost Is Born - Wilco

Tonight's the Night - Neil Young

Enter the 36 Chambers - Wu-Tang Clan

Ten - Pearl Jam

Trenchtown Mix Up - The Gladiators

Heartbreaker - Ryan Adams

Anthology of American Folk Music - Various Artists

March 16-20, 1992 - Uncle Tupelo

Lonesome Crowded West - Modest Mouse

Live in the Pacific Northwest - Jeff Tweedy

Hunky Dory - David Bowie

Blonde on Blonde - Bob Dylan

Music From Big Pink - The Band

 

Now I just have to figure out the order and see what still sticks in a few weeks.

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My submitted list...

 

1. Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon

2. Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

3. The Beatles - Revolver

4. Weezer - Weezer (The Blue Album)

5. Drive-By Truckers - Decoration Day

6. Ryan Adams - Gold

7. Nirvana - Nevermind

8. The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

9. Weezer - Pinkerton

10. Death Cab for Cutie - Transatlanticism

11. Drive-By Truckers - Southern Rock Opera

12. They Might Be Giants - Flood

13. Wu-Tang Clan - Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)

14. Neko Case - Fox Confessor Brings the Flood

15. Rufus Wainwright - Want One/Want Two

16. Wilco - Summerteeth

17. Pearl Jam - Ten

18. The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots

19. Cursive - Happy Hollow

20. Paul Simon - Graceland

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Here's my list. Considering the fact that I whipped it up really quickly, I'm pretty satisfied with it

 

1. Van Morrison - Astral Weeks

2. Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea

3. John Coltrane - A Love Supreme

4. Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

5. Joni Mitchell - Blue

6. Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run

7. Bob Dylan - Bootleg Series Vol. IV: "The Royal Albert Hall Concert" 1966

8. Radiohead - Kid A

9. The Beatles - Rubber Soul

10. Stevie Wonder - Innervisions

11. Bob Dylan - Bringing it All Back Home

12. Led Zeppelin - III

13. Ryan Adams - Heartbreaker

14. Neil Young - On the Beach

15. Bill Evans - Waltz for Debby

16. Weezer - Pinkerton

17. Bruce Springsteen - The Wild, The Innocent, and the E Street Shuffle

18. Okkervil River - Black Sheep Boy

19. Sigur Ros - Agaetis Bryjurn

20. Wilco - Summerteeth

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Roughish draft?

 

1. Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

2. Radiohead - Ok Computer

3. The Beatles - Revolver

4. Nick Drake - Pink Moon

5. Bob Dylan - John Wesley Harding

6. The Band - The Band

7. Beach Boys - Pet Sounds

8. Neil Young - On The Beach

9. The Beatles - White Album

10. George Harrison - All Things Must Pass

11. Radiohead - Kid A

12. Tom Waits - Rain Dogs

13. The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead

14. Bob Dylan - Blonde On Blonde

15. Ron Sexsmith - Retriever

16. The Arcade Fire - Funeral

17. R.E.M. record of some sort

18. The National - Boxer

19. Paul McCartney & Wings - Band On The Run

20. Wilco - Sky Blue Sky

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