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13/02/13 10:59 am, br.kitson@sky.com, Leeds, England

Hi guys
I have turned off my I.E.script debugger and guess what? my text is working!?
Well now that's seemingly sorted (thanks to Hejafish)
I can rant on about things
Firstly the new SMG arena opens in Leeds this Autumn...13000 seater...maybe a bit big for Sean eh?
Secondly I'm listening to the New Ron Sexsmith album ..it should be good.
Thirdly talking of albums or rather LP's...........................
The recent speight of LP programs (Danny Baker's 3,plus a general one two nights ago on BBC 4)leads me to ask the question..
What are your fave LP's in the era 1950-1985 ,before CD's and MP3's?
They say the peak was 1965 - 1977?
Anyway my vote is
Best Pop Album-Pet Sounds -Beach Boys
Best RnB Album-SITKOL-Stevie Wonder.
Best Psychd. Album-Forever Changes -Love
Best Rock Album-Exile on Main Street-Rolling Stones
Best Folk Album-Blonde on Blonde -Bob Dylan
Best Classical Album-SwanLake -Von Karaiam-Deutsche Gramaphone.
Best Reggae Album-Catch a fire-Bob Marley &Wailers
Best Album concept-Beatles-Sgt Pepper

Best vinyl single-Pop-Beach Boys - Good Vibrations
Best " " -Rock-Queen-Bohemian Rhapsody

Best Hidden Gem of Rock-Grin 1Plus1 (Nils Lofgren)

Most Commercially successful LP-M.J.Thriller.

These are just a few of my ideas
The Grammies just went by and I see Mumford got best album
Macca got one for "Valentine".Adele also got another.

STILL WHAT ARE YOUR FAVES????????

AS FOR THE CD ERA---EUH High Llamas - Hawaii is a contender

The next era?MP3 and downloads? Whats your view?

BK
PS What are Sean's faves?VanDyke Parks/Beach Boys/Latin American music/Stereolab
Microdisney/Smiths..(I love The Queen is Dead )
Soooooooooo many albums I have not mentioned by ..David Ackles/Nick Drake/Nic Jones/Neil Young/Elton/DonnyHathaway/Marvin Gaye(notably Whats Goin On)etc etc
PPS Best current music playing ...The Unthanks/Ron Sexsmith/Lord Huron/John Grant/Hem etc etc.

14/02/13 02:03 am, hejafish, , England

No category orders but here are 13 of my fav albums before the CD era: 

Judee Sill - Judee Sill

Love - Forever Changes

David Crosby - If I could only remember my name

Crosby Stills & Nash - Crosby Stills and Nash

The Beatles - Revolver (if I really had to choose one)

Bob Dylan - Blood on the Tracks

Shuggie Otis - Inspiration Information

Akiko Yano - Japanese Girl

Beach Boys - Pet Sounds

David Bowie - Hunky Dory (if I really had to choose one)

Jun Togawa - Tamahime Sama

Captain Beefheart - Safe as Milk (if I really had to choose one)

Incredible String Band - The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter 

 

 

15/02/13 05:39 am, zebedee, London, UK

Well, this was a refreshingly different, not-remotely-rockist-at-all kind of list thread... until yer had to ruin it with boring ol' canon fodder like Jun Togawa

^ joke