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Is this a thing that is worth doing?
you're just forcing your way through it for something to do /write about /make yourself look interesting. And I'd imagine if it was the former you wouldn't actually end up listening to them all anyway, as by the time you've heard a lot of 'em you'll probably realise you can rule out certain artists that aren't your thing - as well as switching off plenty of others after a first few tracks of bilge.
But that book really helped my tastes branch out as I was starting to discover music properly. A good flick-through will probably yield some new favourites! Although would love to see someone live-blog it...
I got that book and was just interested to find stuff I had, read about them (usually yielding extra leads to stuff I hadn't heard) and flicking through random pages and finding stuff that just happened to look / seem interesting
Its a good list, I would just go through it and make your own list of albums to check out based on your music taste. I thought Weezer were harshly missed off this, unless its a mistake on the discogs page.
I've got the book, thought about doing it myself, got through the first few and realised i was just mentally ticking things off and forming some sort of unorganic opinion.
A much better thing to do is actually read bits of the book now and again, then pick up the stuff you think sounds most interesting from second hand shops or online as and when.
A spotify playlist for this?
Just know that these records exist and you'll have all your life to hear them. Dip in and out.
besides there is no way on earth you are going to enjoy listening to all of the albums anyway
I wax thinking very much along these lines anyway.
I know already that I'm not a Sinatra fan and one the early country albums in the list sounds fucking terrible.
I'm quite happy to use it to search out classic albums I've missed (which are many) and to try and broaden my horizons but it;s good to know I can just skip on past any album that sounds like a pile of shite,
To be frankly honest I think anyone attempting to listen to every single one of them for journalistic purposes is just being masochistic, and having a look at 1001 album blogs most people who attempt to listen to them all seem to give up pretty sharpish!
for starting this thread was that I know I've missed out on so many classic albums (for example I listened to "It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back" for the first time recently) that this seems like a good place to start correcting that.
So I'm now coming to the opinion that this is a good starting point but I shouldn't just take what it says and I should be happy to dismiss albums I don't give a shit about fairly quickly.
Like most, I gave up fairly early. I was trying to blog them, but realised I'm not a very good writer so it wasn't worth it anyway.
Although I didn't think I was a Sinatra fan, and I enjoyed that album. And most of the early country albums - what was the one you didn't like the sound of?
Lateralus and Aenima both deserve to be in there.
No Silver Apples, Curve, INXS (Kick), Kasabian's Debut album, Kyuss (Welcome To Sky Valley), Oceansize (Effloresce), Queensryche (Operation Mindcrime)
Any track I really liked I'd then listen to the album it was from.
that is 750 hours of constant music. Although in a year that is only a couple of hours a day, and I probably listen to music around that long anyway. But then it would be a year of trudging through a lot of crap. Loads are probably easily skipped (after the odd track) and even more would be already listened to, so that reduces it even more. It is doable.
Think about it. What's going to happen when you've heard all the albums you have to hear before you die? There'll be pretty much no point going on after that and you'll have to off yourself.
just listen to the ones by scott walker
This was in the old Astoria 2 and around the time of Gentlemen for the Whigs and Scenes From The Second Storey for GM. Just a ridiculously great show and to top it off they gave you a free album (vinyl) featuring all the bands who played over the two days (also including Scrawl).
Also, Kyuss at the Borderline was phenomenal. Queens will never come close to the peaks reached on Blues For The Red Sun. Tiny club with the lowest lighting rig I've seen. People were crowd surfing and hanging off the rig, right until it came crashing down. The band never missed a beat though. Had a chat with the drummer after as he was just casually milling around the bar. Just kept thinking 'you must bloody love being in this band'.