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    I went down a desert island discs rabbit hole, and thought this would make fire a fun thread/game: in the spirit of the BBC's desert island discs, what music would you like to have with you if you were stranded on a desert island, and why?
    on the bbc show, guests were originally asked to list 8 albums. you can list more, but space is limited on the raft lol so there’s a limit. If you had but one phone full of music for the foreseeable future, what would be the soundtrack of your life? Update indefinitely with albums, songs, artists...
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    The complete works of Tchaikovsky so I can listen to Pas De Deux and Swan Lake on repeat
    Meteora from Linkin Park
    Purple Rain
    Tragic Kingdom
    I'll think of more, I'm drawing a blank right now

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    Pinkerton, by Weezer. That thing stands the test of time. And proves that many artists only have 1-2 great albums in them. A "peak" window of their talent.

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    Any album (except fugues) by JS Bach when I needed to concentrate and build something.

    Rage Against the Machine's Greatest Hits when I need to go out and either kill wild boar or fight off cannibals coming over from a nearby island

    Enya's Greatest Hits when hurricanes and tropical storms roll in

    Spyro Gyra in case some babe washes up on my island and we hit it off and make love

    Earth Wind & Fire's Greatest Hits, and especially, "September" for the day I'm rescued.

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    I'd have a pile of Fleetwood Mac, Heart, Tears For Fears. Chicago, Stevie Nicks, The Cars, the good Smash Mouth album and Prokofiev.

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    don’t even know where to begin...

    1. Talking Heads
    i have all their albums and they’ve been in heavy rotation since I was a teenager. They would follow me wherever I go. they were the perfect band - insanely talented, catchy, smart, artsy, funny. just brilliant.

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    2. Bach cello suites. There are so many different recordings of this but the 3 I come back to all the time are Rostropovich, Janos Starker and Yo Yo Ma. They're the same suites but in the hands of different cellists, they could be different pieces.

    but really a lot of classical cello, especially rostropovich and janos starker.



    i can only post one video at a time (stupid board), but there's more here, including a brilliant bbc documentary on rostropovich (who was hilarious in addition to being a supernaturally talented genius:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKQpR7aO1SM
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytepXpkBOnY
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    3. Bob Dylan
    Another one I can't imagine not following me to an island and can't imagine ever growing tired of. Not all his albums though, there are some duds but he's written some of the best songs out there, that are both timeless and still, to this day, thoroughly modern and relevant. and another one that's funnier than he gets credit for and quite possibly our best living poet.



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    Blur - Think Tank

    their swan song and just a perfect gem of an album.

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    I love Desert Island Discs on the BBC. Many happy memories of preparing Sunday lunch in the UK. It’s still running so I can listen online but it’s not the same. Apart from the 8? Records, castaways are also allowed one book in addition to the Bible and complete works of Shakespeare and one luxury (not a living being or anything too practical).
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    I love this thread, but this question always gives me some sort of mini panic attack when I have to think about it. I will however cosign the Bob Dylan suggestion. He's always the first answer that springs to mind. I would try to bring as much of his stuff as I could, but I can get so lost in even his more popular, more radio-played songs. His voice, the lyrics...

    If I could bring a mix tape with one song from every genre of music I love I'd still never have enough.
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    I’d only take Dylan to help me die more quickly.
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    The BeeGees Spirits Having Flown and Here at Last The BeeGees Live
    Elvis How Great Thou Art and The Memphis Record
    Marvin Gaye The Very Best of Marvin Gaye
    The Osmonds The Plan
    U2 The Joshua Tree
    Some Callas, some Ella, some Streisand (maybe mixed tapes/cds?)
    Warren Beatty: actor, director, writer, producer.

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    The entire catalog of The Moody Blues.

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    Radiohead
    Pixies
    The Ramones
    Portishead
    Mazzy Star
    The Beastie Boys
    La misa criolla

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