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buy the actual singles I guess?
albums are all that's required. All downhill after that.
Ram and Band On The Run...
Ritual and Nothing Shocking are both master pieces. Some decent stuff on the others (Just Because, Human Nature) but you only need the 1st 2 Studio Albums
From the same genre/period, Faith No More maybe? Only really need The Real Thing and Angel Dust...
Six By Seven - the first two
Trail of Dead - Madonna & Source Tags
Cocteau Twins - Treasue & Heaven or Las Vegas
Okkervil River - Black Sheep Boy & Stage Names
Counting Crows - the first two
Foo Fighters - the first two
although the self titled EP should go in there too
The Radioheads - The Creeps / That other beepy one?
Pavement - Slanted and Enchanted / Crooked Rain Crooked Rain
Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream / Mellon Collie
Is this right?
(I'm sort of half serious about The National)
dismiss High Violet (subject to personal opinion of course)
then yeah I'd probably just to Alligator and Boxer. Everything since has been great but not as exciting as those two
Feels and MPP
Personally R.E.M. (Or maybe save that for the 'only 3 albums' thread).
is a staggeringly bad call.
The Clash - S/T + London Calling
Bat For Lashes - Two Suns + The Haunted Man
Coldplay - A Rush of Blood to the Head + Viva La Vida
Moby - Everything Is Wrong + Play
DJ Shadow - Endtroducing..... + The Private Press
Leftfield - Leftism + Rhythm & Stealth
Madonna - Like a Prayer + Ray of Light
(or some Best Ofs)
Coldplay - Parachutes / A Rush Of Blood To The head
Flaming Lips - Transmissions From The Satellite Heart / Clouds Taste Metallic
Nobody needs two Coldplay albums
almost every band that i like
Depending on how strictly one defines 'need', probably this.
Jimmy Eat World
Clarity and Bleed American
Turn On The Bright Lights and Antics
Zen Arcade and New Day Rising
One nice trippy Arabic-sounding one, and one harsh cut-up lo-fi-sounding one. There's 90-odd releases to choose from.
dolls - 1st & too much too soon
beatles - rubber & white
velvets - banana & white
elvis - get happy & trust
prince - dirty mind & sign o'
stones - 1st & exile
love - da capo & forever
beasties - pauls & check yr head
sonic youth - daydream & murray
hendrix - axis & 1st rays
beach boys - pet & smile (duh)
who - my g & sell out
neil young - ragged glory & weld
My Aim Is True?!
This Year's Model?!
Both bloody good albums mind.
but Pony Express Record is amazing (and 50,000 BC pretty good)
I can't talk it up enough, just a really great album.
Totally check it out, Red House is a good place to start (but the whole albums superb for me really even the Hendrix cover)
Radiohead - The Bends/OK Computer
iLiKETRAiNS - Progress Reform/Elegies to Lessons Learnt
The Blue Nile - A Walk Across the Rooftops/Hats
Elbow - Asleep in the Back/The Seldom Seen Kid
Delays - Faded Seaside Glamour/You See Colours
Daft Punk - Discovery/Random Access Memories
Troublegum and Infernal Love, obv
Manic Street Preachers - Generation Terrorists & The Holy Bible
QOTSA - Rated R & Songs for the Deaf
Husker Du - New Day Rising & Warehouse
Black Flag - The First Four Years & Damaged
Therapy? - Troublegum & Caucasian Psychosis
Loveless and m b v
Though much like the One Album thread, I think this entry would completely overlook MBV's EPs.
Daft Punk - Homework / Discovery
Primal Scream - Screamadelica / XTRMNTR
Manic Street Preachers - Holy Bible / Everything Must Go
That's 3 essential Primal Scream albums.
good work guys!
the red 1962-1966 one
the blue 1967-1970 one
Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables. Plastic Surgery Disasters.
Maybe this is controversial, but I don't like much of what they did after the first two. There's the odd song I like but no album as a whole. Let's not even talk about Evil Urges.