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Ten Album Gaps

Post by Nick » Sun Dec 15, 2013 11:04 pm

Hello fellow AM-ers. Here's a game type thing that was popular on the old board several updates ago that I think would be cool if we did again. Basically, you go onto the AM top 3000 albums and find the highest ranked ten consecutive albums on the top 3000 that you have not heard. Here are mine-

702. Sonic Youth- Dirty

703. Johnny Cash- At San Quentin

704. The KLF- The White Room

705. Jimi Hendrix- Band of Gypsys

706. Laurie Anderson- Big Science

707. John Prine- John Prine

708. Woody Guthrie- Dust Bowl Ballads

709. Syd Barrett- The Madcap Laughs

710. Graham Parker & The Rumour- Squeezing Out Sparks

711. Soft Cell- Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret

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Post by Sweepstakes Ron » Mon Dec 16, 2013 12:19 am

36 Talking Heads
Remain in Light

37 Ramones
Ramones

38 U2
The Joshua Tree

39 James Brown
'Live' at the Apollo

40 The Band
The Band

41 Joy Division
Closer

42 Stevie Wonder
Innervisions

43 The Rolling Stones
Sticky Fingers

44 Radiohead
Kid A

45 Neil Young
After the Gold Rush

I'm not really an albums guy.

This is just about albums that I have not listened to in their entirety. If we're talking about albums that I have heard nothing from, it would go deeper.
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Re: Ten Album Gaps

Post by Jirin » Mon Dec 16, 2013 1:01 am

I can't remember if I've heard Still Crazy or not, but if I haven't, here's my first 10:

971 LL Cool J - Mama Said Knock You Out
972 Bruce Springsteen - The Ghost Of Tom Joad
973 Yardbirds - Yardbirds/Over Under Sideways Down/Roger The engineer
974 Ornette Coleman - Change of the Century
975 The Roots - Things Fall Apart
976 Sonny Rollins - Way Out West
977 The Damned - Damned Damned Damned
978 The Upsetters - Super Ape
979 Paul Simon - Still Crazy After All Tehse Years
980 John Coltrane - Ascension

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Post by DaveC » Mon Dec 16, 2013 1:35 am

520. Tim Buckley - Happy Sad
521. TLC - CrazySexyCool
522. Herbie Hancock - Maiden Voyage
523. John Coltrane - My Favorite Things
524. The Breeders - Last Splash
525. Green Day - American Idiot
526. John Martyn - Solid Air
527. Motörhead - No Sleep 'Til Hammersmith
528. Richard Hell & The Voidoids - Blank Generation
529. Public Enemy - Yo! Bum Rush the Show

Particularly remiss not to have listened to 523. As I love 'Cannonball', 524 is also rather silly. Not heard at all: 520 & 522.

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Re: Ten Album Gaps

Post by PlasticRam » Mon Dec 16, 2013 1:43 am

419 X - Los Angeles
420 Funkadelic - Maggot Brain
421 Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast
422 PJ Harvey - Dry
423 The National - The Boxer
424 Leftfield - Leftism
425 Bobby Bland - Two Steps from the Blues
426 Tracy Chapman - Tracy Chapman
427 Modest Mouse - The Moon & Antarctica
428 Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works 85-92

Pretty irritating that I've listened to #418 xx and #429 Red-Headed Stranger. But now that I think of it, there's always a 100% chance of having listened to the top number, so not that irritated anymore :whistle: :D

Next thing we could do is listen to these and rate them or something.

Edit: Or at least I'm gonna do. I'll post results to this thread!!! :music-rockon: :music-listening:
I feel like that

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Re: Ten Album Gaps

Post by DocBrown » Mon Dec 16, 2013 1:58 am

Posted earlier when I thought I'd found ten in the 1400's, but I actually own one of them on vinyl (d'oh!). These ten I'm sure of, although strangely I own albums by six of them.

1748 Black Grape
It's Great when You're Straight...Yeah
1995

1749 Wes Montgomery
Full House: Recorded 'Live' at Tsubo - Berkeley, California
1962

1750 Scritti Politti
Songs to Remember
1982

1751 Alain Bashung
Fantaisie Militaire
1998

1752 Cecil Taylor
Conquistador!
1967

1753 Gilberto Gil
Expresso 2222
1972

1754 Jackson Browne
For Everyman
1973

1755 Calexico
Feast of Wire
2003

1756 Frank Sinatra
Nice 'N' Easy
1960

1757 Swans
Children of God
1987

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Post by pauldrach » Mon Dec 16, 2013 9:47 am

My first one is actually an eleven album gap:

#577 Wild Gift - X
#578 Lift Your SKinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven - Godspeed You! Black Emperor
#579 The Köln Concert - Keith Jarrett
#580 Elvis Is Back! - Elvis Presley
#581 Spiritual Unity - Albert Ayler
#582 Hatful of Hollow - The Smiths
#583 Future Days - Can
#584 Close to the Edge - Yes
#585 Voodoo - D'Angelo
#586 Dubnobasswithmyheadman - Underworld
#587 Colossal Youth - Young Marble Giants

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Post by Henrik » Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:09 am

PlasticRam wrote:Next thing we could do is listen to these and rate them or something.

Edit: Or at least I'm gonna do. I'll post results to this thread!!! :music-rockon: :music-listening:
That's cool, PlasticRam. While I think it's probably a bit too ambitious for most people, I got an idea for a new thread...
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Re: Ten Album Gaps

Post by Poliuks » Mon Dec 16, 2013 3:44 pm

596 Billie Holiday
Lady in Satin
1958
597 Bill Evans
Waltz for Debby
1961
598 Sigur Rós
( )
2002
599 Cat Stevens
Tea for the Tillerman
1970
600 Hüsker Dü
Warehouse: Songs and Stories
1987
601 King Crimson
Red
1974
602 Van Morrison
It's Too Late To Stop Now
1974
603 Marianne Faithfull
Broken English
1979
604 Fever Ray
Fever Ray
2009
605 Teenage Fanclub
Bandwagonesque
1991
From what I remember I tried to listen to () but fell asleep or something like that. Icelandic music is not really my thing.

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Post by Kingoftonga » Mon Dec 16, 2013 5:26 pm

746. Anita Baker - Rapture
747. Roxy Music - Stranded
748. Genesis - Selling England by the Pound
749. Laura Nyro - Eli and the Thirteenth Confession
750. Lee Morgan - The Sidewinder
751. Les Rita Mitsouko - The No Comprendo
752. David Bowie - Young Americans
753. LL Cool J - Radio
754. The Byrd - Fifth Dimension
755. Justin Timberlake - FutureSex/LoveSounds

Young Americans is the only album that I'm downright embarrassed I haven't gotten to, but Bowie's canon runs deep. I keep meaning to get to Genesis, as well.

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Post by Listyguy » Tue Dec 17, 2013 12:19 am

281 M.I.A. Kala
282 The Who The Who Sell Out
283 Kraftwerk Autobahn
284 Ramones Rocket to Russia
285 Big Star The Third Album/Sister Lovers
286 Bon Iver Bon Iver
287 Interpol Turn On the Bright Lights
288 Fugees The Score
289 Bob Marley and The Wailers Live!
290 B.B. King Live at the Regal

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Post by Moonbeam » Tue Dec 17, 2013 5:25 am

240 Ray Charles Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music
241 The Byrds The Notorious Byrd Brothers
242 Belle and Sebastian If You're Feeling Sinister
243 Big Brother and The Holding Company Cheap Thrills
244 Elvis Costello and The Attractions Imperial Bedroom
245 The Who My Generation/The Who Sings My Generation
246 Frank Sinatra Songs for Swingin' Lovers!
247 Frank Sinatra In the Wee Small Hours
248 Van Halen Van Halen
249 A Tribe Called Quest The Low End Theory
250 Todd Rundgren Something/Anything?
251 Deep Purple Machine Head

I'm going to listen to Imperial Bedroom for the 80s poll, so I'll have to revisit this!

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Post by Jackson » Tue Dec 17, 2013 6:10 am

Poliuks wrote: 601 King Crimson
Red
1974
From what I remember I tried to listen to () but fell asleep or something like that. Icelandic music is not really my thing.
Try this one, one of the greatest albums of all time. You won't fall asleep, that's for sure (well...maybe skip track 4).

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Post by Jackson » Tue Dec 17, 2013 6:11 am

Moonbeam wrote: 242 Belle and Sebastian If You're Feeling Sinister
249 A Tribe Called Quest The Low End Theory

I'm going to listen to Imperial Bedroom for the 80s poll, so I'll have to revisit this!
Haven't heard most of these either, but these seem promising for you. Especially The Low End Theory...can't believe you haven't gotten around to that one!

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Post by Jackson » Tue Dec 17, 2013 6:22 am

513 Pet Shop Boys
Behaviour
1990
514 Lloyd Cole and The Commotions
Rattlesnakes
1984
515 Roxy Music
Avalon
1982
516 Led Zeppelin
Houses of the Holy
1973
517 The La's
The La's
1990
518 Steely Dan
Countdown to Ecstasy
1973
519 The Cure
The Head on the Door
1985
520 Tim Buckley
Happy Sad
1969
521 TLC
CrazySexyCool
1994
522 Herbie Hancock
Maiden Voyage
1965

The Tim Buckley and Herbie Hancock albums interest me the most here, though I wouldn't mind hearing most of them.

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Post by Moonbeam » Tue Dec 17, 2013 9:23 am

Jackson wrote:
Moonbeam wrote: 242 Belle and Sebastian If You're Feeling Sinister
249 A Tribe Called Quest The Low End Theory

I'm going to listen to Imperial Bedroom for the 80s poll, so I'll have to revisit this!
Haven't heard most of these either, but these seem promising for you. Especially The Low End Theory...can't believe you haven't gotten around to that one!
I don't know why I haven't gotten around to The Low End Theory yet, either, to be honest! That's the great thing about this site - there are always exciting things to explore.

By the way, Imperial Bedroom is quite good - I definitely prefer it to the other 80s albums in the poll, and it ranks 2nd behind This Year's Model in the EC discography for me now.

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Post by Nassim » Tue Dec 17, 2013 1:13 pm

Poliuks wrote: 604 Fever Ray
Fever Ray
2009
Looks like I was wrong thinking "no need to nominate Fever Ray for the moderately acclaimed albums poll, everybody here has already listened to it"

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Re: Ten Album Gaps

Post by Poliuks » Tue Dec 17, 2013 6:11 pm

Nassim wrote:
Poliuks wrote: 604 Fever Ray
Fever Ray
2009
Looks like I was wrong thinking "no need to nominate Fever Ray for the moderately acclaimed albums poll, everybody here has already listened to it"
Yeah! I had not been a big fan of Knife (maybe except of We Share Our Mother's Health) until I listened to Shaking The Habitual, which floored me immediately... obvious album of the year for me. Need to check this one out.
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Poliuks wrote: 601 King Crimson
Red
1974
From what I remember I tried to listen to () but fell asleep or something like that. Icelandic music is not really my thing.
Try this one, one of the greatest albums of all time. You won't fall asleep, that's for sure (well...maybe skip track 4).
They are incredibly popular and respected in Poland and their debut is pretty unique in its grand way (oh well, I could never stand Moonchild, but that's an exception), so I should have given it a shot earlier too... I think reading too much Christgau spoiled me here!

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Post by Nassim » Tue Dec 17, 2013 7:25 pm

Since I recently listened to the Madcap Laughs, my first 10+ is now :

971) LL Cool J - Mama Said Knock You Out
972) Bruce Springsteen - The Ghost of Tom Joad
973) Yardbirds - Yardbirds/Over Under Sideways Down/Roger the Engineer
974) Ornette Coleman - Change of the Century
975) The Roots - Things Fall Apart
976) Sonny Rollins - Way Out West
977) The Damned - Damned Damned Damned
978) The Upsetters - Super Ape
979) Paul Simon - Still Crazy After All These Years
980) John Coltrane - Ascension
981) Jay-Z - Reasonable Doubt
982) Randy Newman - Little Criminals
983) Cyndi Lauper - She's so Unusual
984) Ella Fitzgerald - Ella Fitzgerald Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Songbook
985) Charles Mingus - Tijuana Moods/New Tijuana Moods

I might have already listened to Things Fall Apart in full but that would still be a 10 albums gap.

If I trust my follow up file I only have listened to 660 AM3000 albums from start to end. There are about 50 more I can't remember if I went to the end or not, and about 200 I have listened to at least half but either didn't have time to finish and never got back to or gave up before the end.

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Post by Mattceinicram » Tue Dec 17, 2013 9:57 pm

#431 Big Star- #1 Record
#432 Genesis- The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
#433 Beck- Sea Change
#434 Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band- Safe as Milk
#435 Burning Spear- Marcus Garvey
#436 Steely Dan- Can't Buy a Thrill
#437 Bob Dylan- Desire
#438 David Bowie- Aladdin Sane
# 439 Panda Bear- Person Pitch
#440 Herbie Hancock- Head Hunters

Though I have heard #441 Elvis Presley- Elvis :P
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Post by Bruce » Sat Dec 21, 2013 6:16 am

Here's my 10:

369 Thin Lizzy Live and Dangerous
370 Randy Newman 12 Songs
371 Alanis Morissette Jagged Little Pill
372 Vampire Weekend Vampire Weekend
373 Richard and Linda Thompson Shoot Out the Lights
374 Bob Dylan and The Band The Basement Tapes
375 Jane's Addiction Ritual De Lo Habitual
376 Green Day Dookie
377 The Knife Silent Shout
378 Miles Davis In a Silent Way

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