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Desert Island Long Players!

quinara and I invented our own meme, because just the eight songs you can pick for Desert Island Discs would just drive you mad in the end. Although in my case only eight albums would probably drive me insane, as I have hundreds of cd's etc and still never have anything I want to listen to!

Anyway, these are the eight albums I cannot live without in (no particular order):



Music for the Masses - Depeche Mode
The first Depeche album I bought on the day of release (I think I was 14), which I have done ever since. I prefer this to Violator because I like it's cold Europeaness. It's perfect. I even like the Martin-sung songs, which isn't always a given.
Favourite Track: Um. So close, but Never Let Me Down Again



Light & Magic - Ladytron
Ladytron were one of my ex's finds. I never really got into them until we went to see them for this album and I fell in love with it. Sadly, they've never kept up the quality of this one, though The Witching Hour came close. Cracked LCD is my ringtone.
Favourite Track: Black Plastic



Puressence - Puressence
Sigh. Puressence were unjustly denied fame and fortune everywhere (except for Geece), for this album is magic and I adore it all. Not bad for a random record shop lucky dip find.
Favourite Track: I Suppose.



Pretty on the Inside - Hole
This reminds of the club I used to go to, although they used to play Violet from Live Through This all the time rather than anything from this album. Shame.
Favourite Track: Loaded



Wings of Joy - Cranes
I had a friend who played this to death in her car and it got stuck in my brain forever. It reminds me a lot of being at Uni in North London, my campus was right out on the edges almost in the country and was a big Edwardian house and estate. This fit it's mood of faded opulence along with the building's leaky roof.
Favourite Track: Tomorrow's Tears



Reading, Writing and Arithmetic - The Sundays
I like this for much the same reasons as the Cranes album, though why I started listening to The Sundays, I have long forgotten. It' a lovely, summery album that always makes me smile.
Favourite Track: Can't Be Sure



Night Time - Killing Joke
I suppose this album is really a bit pop for them, but I've always loved it. Killing Joke have never really floated my boat otherwise.
Favourite Track: Darkness Before Dawn



Last Splash - The Breeders
It's a shame The Breeders never made another album in this league. Maybe they needed Josephine Wiggs.
Favourite Track: Cannonball




As bonus, my top eight ten bands:

Depeche Mode
Curve
Goldfrapp
Babes in Toyland
Hole
Dead Can Dance
PJ Harvey
Siouxsie and the Banshees
Editors
Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster


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I don't really know any of these people, let alone the albums (though Depeche Mode always got on the TV music channels). How exciting!! Now I'm going to have to try and do it...

It could be read that I'm stuck in a mid-90's timewarp.

I thought this was a pretty poppy list really.

Well, I'm enjoying Puressence! Not so much Hole; really not sure I'm a grunge person.

I just don't know why Puressence didn't before huge. The world is unfathomable.

You keep the dance and I'll keep the grunge, deal?

Them's the breaks. :(

Deal. :D

Ooh, boy. I should do this. It would be quite different to yours, though.

That's why it's my desert island.

I have heard of most of the bands, but only the Depeche Mode and the Hole song are familiar. I am loving Puressence though and "Cannonball" by the Breeders. Thanks for introducing them.

15 years too late, I get the world to love Puressence!

That reminds me, I haven't put The Sundays on in years! But yeah, RWaA was one of my favs back in the day, and it really is a lovely album.

I haven't played it as a whole in years. Maybe I will when we get a nice day.

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