January 18, 2006
5 albums after the copy wars

The Copyright Police finally come and take away all my records. All harddisks are seized as are PC sound cards. I'm allowed to keep 5 CD's. I'm only allowed to listen to them in the kitchen on the crummy little CD blaster I've got there. I can't buy new stuff ever again and I can only choose from my own collection. Which 5 albums stay?
These aren't "The world's greatest albums" or anything like that. They're just the last 5 I would burn to heat myself if burning CD's was what kept you warm.

  1. Brahms Piano Concerts w. Emil Gilels (need at least one classical album and this one wins by a wide margin)
  2. Mingus live at Antibes (need at least one jazz album and this one wins easily)
  3. Rolling Stones Beggars Banquet (This is childhood to me)
  4. Prince Sign O' The Times (This is adolescence to me)
  5. A Guy called Gerald Automanikk (totally forgot about this one must be included) Pet Shop Boys Release (Need some bright brilliant pop. This is as good a choice as any)

[UPDATE: Gerald replaces Tennant. Now all albums on the list have the quality that they have, at one time or another, been the only thing I've listened too for what seems now like weeks. I know the microstructure of of all these recordings perfectly]

Posted by Claus at January 18, 2006 04:08 PM | TrackBack (0)
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Jeg ville tage:

Malk de Koijn - Smash Hit In Aberdeen
Max Tundra - Mastered for the guy at the exchange
Sonny Clark - en titel jeg ikke kan huske
Dizzy Gillespie - En greatest jeg ikke kan huske navnet p?
Pink Floyd - Division Bell

Posted by: Rasmus on January 18, 2006 5:27 PM

Fun, Fun, Fun!

Posted by: Lisa on January 19, 2006 12:17 AM

Surely there must be missing some old school hiphop like N.W.A or Sugarhill Gang ?

Posted by: Bo on January 19, 2006 10:40 AM

On the song level there's tons of stuff missing - but the problem to solve here is "discs in my collection". That''s a little toughe hip-hop wise.
But A Guy called Gerald is interchangable with quite a lot of different things.

Posted by: Claus on January 19, 2006 10:43 AM

If these were the only ones you could ever hear, i would think Petshop Boys have more staying power than A Guy called Gerald (although I love Voodoo Ray).

Oh, you got to have some Morrissey in there too...

Posted by: Morten Wilken on January 19, 2006 11:00 AM

Again, you are absolutely right. But think how little time I'll have to think when the Copyright Police come knocking. We're talking a "still in your underpants" decision here. In that situation you reach for safety - and I have sure listened a lot to that Gerald album.

Morrissey and the Smiths are fine choices - but I missed them in the character defining years when they were still together and only picked up on it later in a "my CD collection is a library" kind of way.

Posted by: Claus on January 19, 2006 11:03 AM

Fast grabber:

Bob Mould - Workbook
Beatles - Beatles
John Coltrane - Meditations (Quartet)
Olesen-Olesen - Der er brev fra onkel Bob i Amerika
Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground & Nico

Posted by: Lars Hvidberg on January 19, 2006 2:54 PM

Coltrane - close runner up behind Mingus definitely

Posted by: Claus on January 19, 2006 2:55 PM
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