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    Quote Originally Posted by Arkless Electronics View Post
    Great minds must think alike About 60% of the albums that nearly made it on my list..... and well could do if I was asked again tomorrow, feature amongst other peoples lists! Or maybe we all have a "boring and predictable" similar taste and are in the same age bracket in the main!?
    Perhaps it's just great music. From a time when people actually made great music!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    Surprised that Geoff is so into Zappa.
    Nothing like a bit of 'Crew Slut'.
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    Oh, this is tricky!

    1. Genesis - Seconds Out
    2. The Police - Ghost In The Machine
    3. Black Sabbath - Master of Reality (or any one of their first four)
    4. Tool - Aenema
    5. Yes - 90125
    6. Cannonball Adderley - Somethin' Else
    7. Bartok: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
    8. Pink Floyd - Animals
    9. Yello - Stella
    10. Trentemøller - The Last Resort

    Subject to change!

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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    Perhaps it's just great music. From a time when people actually made great music!
    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    Or the really good stuff transcends what is otherwise involuntary and pedestrian musical taste?

    Been pretty diverse so far. Surprised that Geoff is so into Zappa.
    That was the conclusion I was hoping for and expecting! It's quite correct IMHO. Genuine genius and class will stand out and hence be named and enjoyed by many people
    Some, apparently, like country and western, sound tracks from musicals and even stock, aitkin and waterman... To calibrate taste we must be aware of the extremes in order to set a benchmark
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    Muddy Waters - Folk singer
    John Lee Hooker - The Healer.
    Pink Floyd - Meddle.
    Peter Gabriel - 4.
    Willy DeVille - Miracle.
    Steely Dan - Aja.
    Dr Feelgood - Down by the jetty.
    Jimi Hendrix - Electric ladyland.
    Santana - Abraxus.
    Tracy Chapman - Self titled.
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    Gregory Isaccs - More Gregory
    Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
    The Who - Quadrophenia
    Paul Weller - Wild Wood
    Bob Marley - Exodus
    Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
    Bobby Womack - The Poet
    Bobby Womack - Facts of Life
    Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
    Ocean Colour Scene - Mosely Shoals

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    Good to see another Bobby Womack fan
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    Anything less than 50-75 is tough. Always an exercise in futility unless I think of a couple obvious desert island choices and say, "Everything else I pick I have to like as much as these". But, I'll take a shot...

    Billie Holiday: Music for Torching
    Andres Segovia: On Stage
    Heinrich Neuhaus: Well-Tempered Clavier select books
    Jimmy Rowles: Mediacomm Special
    Adam Makowicz: Zimny Kvety
    Gerry Mulligan: Night Lights
    Jimmy Giuffre: Jimmy Giuffre Clarinet
    Bill DeArango: self titled
    Max Bruell Quartette: Cool Bruell
    Jazz Couriers: self titled (the group with Dave Pike, not the Tubby Hayes group)

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    I could do this several times and come up with a different 10 each time, but it was a fun exercise. Several choices were due to nostalgic reasons rather than necessarily being the 'best' album by the artist:

    Ahmad Jamal - The Awakening
    Bob Marley - Catch a Fire
    Dustin O'Halloran - Vorleben
    Hauschka + Hilary Hahn - Silfra
    Jimi Hendrix - Axis: Bold as Love
    Nils Frahm - Felt
    Paul Simon - Graceland
    Peter Tosh - Equal Rights
    Talib Kweli - Reflection Eternal
    Toumani Diabate - New Ancient Strings

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