Bogwitch (bogwitch) wrote,

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
Babes in Toyland
Dead Can Dance
PJ Harvey
Siouxsie and the Banshees
Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster

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