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sup guys, first post evar. :)

1. Nirvana - Nevermind

2. Wu-Tang Clan - Enter the Wu Tang (36 Chambers)

3. Further Seems Forever - The Moon is Down

4. Thursday - Full Collapse

5. Madvillain - Madvillainy

off the top of my head...

-chris

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^^Forgot how good that was when it dropped, re-listening right now, tight...

how about some daniel wang??

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five more for the hell of it

husker du - new day rising

tortoise and bonnie prince billy - the brave and the bold

the vaselines - the way of the vaselines

talking heads - 77

yo la tengo - and then nothing turned itself inside out

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five more for the hell of it

husker du - new day rising

tortoise and bonnie prince billy - the brave and the bold

the vaselines - the way of the vaselines

talking heads - 77

yo la tengo - and then nothing turned itself inside out

the last two are incredible.

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unsure on the order of this

endtroducing - dj shadow

Miles Davis - Kind of Blue

iron man - ghostface killah

the soft bulletin - the flaming lips

five usually in rotation: BSS things you forgot in people, bob dylan - greatest hits, the band - greatest hits, led zeppelin 2, tom waits fucking all of them.

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^ Stole entroducing right out from under me. Nice pick.

Right now:

Ritual de lo habitual

Music has the right to children

Crooked rain crooked rain

Second toughest in the infants

Pink moon

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John Coltrane - A Love Supreme

Bob Marley & The Wailers - Rastaman Vibration

Guns & Roses - Appetite For Destruction

Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti

Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers

...and that's just off the top of my head... there are INFINITELY more records that I like...

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Big Star: Radio City

This is the kind of shit that comes to mind when I think "essential"

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changes from time to time, but right now:

Jamiroquai - Emergency on Planet Earth

Jamiroquai - Return of the Space Cowboy

Jamiroquai - Travelling without Moving

Jamiroquai - Synkronized

Jamiroquai - Dynamite

Way to underrated band imo, the early albums are the best, so funky, alive and timeless...

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van halen- fair warning

quasimoto- further adventures of lord quas

prince- parade

broken social scene- you forgot it in people

a tribe called quest- low end theory

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Air - The Virgin Suicides

Shout Out Louds - Howl Howl Gaff Gaff

Laura Veirs - Year Of Meteors

Daft Punk - Discovery

Arcade Fire - Funeral

Kent - Vapen & Ammunition

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changes from time to time, but right now:

Jamiroquai - Emergency on Planet Earth

Jamiroquai - Return of the Space Cowboy

Jamiroquai - Travelling without Moving

Jamiroquai - Synkronized

Jamiroquai - Dynamite

Way to underrated band imo, the early albums are the best, so funky, alive and timeless...

what? did you get a big shoutout in the thankyou section?

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Beastie Boys - Pauls Boutique

Prodigy - For the Jilted generation

Sonic Youth - Goo

Röyksopp - Melody A.M

Sublime - Selftitled

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Nas - Illmatic

Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan

Johnny Cash - At San Quentin

Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes

De La Soul - The Grind Date

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Its impossible to just pick 5...

these are the first to pop in my mind

Dr. Dre - Chronic 2001

Kanye West - Late Registration

The Clash - The Essential Clash

Wu-Tang Clan - Enter the Wu Tang (36 Chambers)

Miles Davis - Dr. Jekyll

The Gorillaz - Demon Days

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The Clash - London Calling

The Pogues - If I Should Fall From Grace With God

The Rolling Stones - Between the Buttons

Notorious BIG - Ready to Die

Neil Young - After the Goldrush

Sixth Man: Ennio Morricone - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Soundtrack.

A boring list, I realize.

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1. jay-z - the black album

2. joy division - unknown pleasures

3. massive attack - mezzanine

4. the flaming lips - yoshimi battles the pink robots

5. the jesus and mary chain - psychocandy

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1. ian dury & the blockheads- new boots and panties

2. deep purple- made in japan

3. bruce springsteen-the river

4. the streets- a grand don't come for free

5. the pogues- rum, sodomy, and the lash

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The Stooges - first album

Billie Holliday - Lady in Satin

Burning Spear - Man In The Hills

Jefferson Airplane - Crown of Creation

The National - Boxer

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at the moment;

3 mile pilot- another desert, another sea

deltron- 3030

chokebore- black black

ted leo/pharmacists- the tyranny of distance

bjork- greatest hits(i know it's cheesey to have a greatest hits on a top five, but it's got all my favorites on it)

crooked fingers- dignity and shame

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bonus: David Bowie - The Rise And Fall of Ziggy Stardust

^ right on...necessary listening

1. dios (malos) - dios

2. david bowie - low

3. madvillain - madvillainy

4. my morning jacket - z

5. tv on the radio - desperate youth, blood thirsty babes

bonus: if any of you like real reggae, you must search out "the best of studio one", classic mixtape from 80s.

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just 5 is tough...

talk talk - laughing stock

mission of burma - vs

pink floyd - more

neil young - on the beach

hendrix - blues

honorable mention:

guided by voices - bee thousand

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(obligatory disclaimer on constant flux, how this is just a end-of-workweek timekiller... must have the guard up for those that might disagree)

(also, trying to dodge stuff I've seen covered in the thread, though I probably missed a few of these listed somewhere... speaking of which, UPS on the Talk Talk, I'd put Spirit of Eden on here if I wasn't right underneath you...)

1. Afghan Whigs - Gentlemen

2. Miles Davis - In a Silent Way (the complete sessions, if that's allowed here)

3. V/A - By the Fruits, You Shall Know the Roots

4. Bob Dylan - Basement Tapes

5. Archers of Loaf - Icky Mettle

Definitely seen elsewhere, but must make mention for my own honor:

Burial - s/t

Map of Africa - s/t

.... already so many others arguing for slots inside my wishy washy brain...

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I have like an essential 100, but here's 5 off the top of my dome.

Wu-Tang Clan - 36 Chambers

Rakim - The Master

Del - Deltron 3030

AZ - A.W.O.L.

Nas - Illmatic

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mobb deep - the infamous

nas - illmatic

slick rick - the great adventures of slick rick

blackstar - blackstar

snoop doggy dog - doggystyle

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interpol-turn on the bright lights

the white stripes-elephant

ghostface killa-fishscale

atmosphere-overcast!

david bowie-the rise and fall of ziggy stardust

then maybe the fugees 'the score' album if you could fit that in.

period.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik

Muse - Showbiz (or any of their albums for that matter)

The Mars Volta - De-Loused in the Comatorium

Nas - Hip Hop is Dead (Illmatic is good, but I don't think it would keep me listening to it as long as HHID.

Common - Be

Honorable mentions:

Red Hot Chili Peppers - By The Way

Muse - Absolution

Kanye West - Late Registration

Nujabes - Metaphorical Music

Foo Fighters - The Colour and the Shape

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velvet underground and nico

radiohead - kid a

david bowie - hunky dory

clash - london calling

joy division - closer

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Led Zeppelin - How the West was Won

The Smiths - Louder Than Bombs

Crosby Stills Nash and Young - So Far

Duke Ellington - First Time!

Grateful Dead - American Beauty

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