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Old 02-14-2017, 09:07 AM
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Choose an album for me to listen to, beginning to end.

I am doing work around the house today while listening to music.

I need someone to select an album for me to listen to. I will do so and report back with a brief review.

NOTE: It must be available on Spotify.


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Old 02-14-2017, 09:17 AM
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Hot August Night would be a fun change of pace.
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Old 02-14-2017, 09:20 AM
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Oddly enough Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show from that album just played on my playlist.

Good choice. Hot August Night it is.

I will check in later for the next suggestion.


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Old 02-14-2017, 09:39 AM
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I don't think you want my recommendation.
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Old 02-14-2017, 09:44 AM
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Can you get Time by Electric Light Orchestra? It's either real or it's a dream; there's nothing that is in between.
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Old 02-14-2017, 09:51 AM
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Marquee Moon by Television

Violent Femmes by Violent Femmes

ETA: Those are my two favorite house cleaning albums.

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Old 02-14-2017, 09:52 AM
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David and David, Boomtown. One of the best beginning to end albums ever made. EVER MADE!
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Old 02-14-2017, 09:53 AM
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Hot August Night would be a fun change of pace.
Come to find out the original 1972 Hot August Night, which I like very much, is not available on Spotify.

There is the NYC version recorded in 2008 that is not doing it for me. I can do without hearing crap like 'Love on the Rocks' and 'You Don't Bring Me Flowers'.

Not a huge ELO fan, but I see that Spotify has 'Time' so I will give it a listen.

And Panache, you might be surprised by what I like. Go ahead, suggest and I will listen.


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Old 02-14-2017, 09:55 AM
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For getting work done, I suggest Sound of Silver by LCD Soundsystem. Many genres apart from Hot August Night, so this might be a long shot.
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Old 02-14-2017, 09:56 AM
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Old 02-14-2017, 09:59 AM
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Old 02-14-2017, 10:02 AM
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Unfinished Music No. 2: Life with the Lions - John Lennon and Yoko Ono
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Old 02-14-2017, 10:08 AM
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"Recall The Beginning...A Journey From Eden" by Steve Miller

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Old 02-14-2017, 10:14 AM
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Marquee Moon by Television

Violent Femmes by Violent Femmes

ETA: Those are my two favorite house cleaning albums.
Excellent choices!

In light of the news that apparently Prince's music is available on Spotify, I would have to recommend Sign O' The Times, a double album.
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Old 02-14-2017, 10:27 AM
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Lots of ideas for albums that are good from beginning to end:

Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd
Red Headed Stranger by Willie Nelson
Hotel California by The Eagles
Our Mother Electricity by All Them Witches
Violator by Depeche Mode
At Folsum Prison by Johnny Cash
Second Helping by Lynyrd Skynyrd
Mezzanie by Massive Attack
The Fragile by Nine Inch Nails
O Brother Where Art Thou? soundtrack
Doolittle - Pixies
40 oz. to Freedom - Sublime
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Old 02-14-2017, 10:34 AM
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ELI AND THE THIRTEENTH CONFESSION, Laura Nyro, 1968.

My personal favorite is Nyro's NEW YORK TENDABERRY (1969), but that's kinda dark for working around the house. ELI will make your ears very happy.
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Old 02-14-2017, 10:41 AM
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Old 02-14-2017, 10:41 AM
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The Last Waltz - The Band
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Old 02-14-2017, 11:05 AM
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Totally safe choice: SO - Peter Gabriel


Better album, but likely to appeal to only 5% of random listeners: "Dead Heart in a Dead World" - Nevermore.
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Old 02-14-2017, 11:19 AM
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Kansas, Song for America
Rush, Subdivisions. Also, 2112.

ETA: Dunno 'bout the Spotify-ibility of these. But my recommendations nonetheless.

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Old 02-14-2017, 11:24 AM
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Also, 2112.
He said he was doing work around the house, not the hallowed halls that are filled with great computers.
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Old 02-14-2017, 11:34 AM
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Old 02-14-2017, 11:41 AM
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All three albums by Blackmore's Rainbow featuring Ronnie James Dio.
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Old 02-14-2017, 12:05 PM
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Old 02-14-2017, 12:16 PM
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He said he was doing work around the house, not the hallowed halls that are filled with great computers.
In my defense, my own house is hallowed halls filled with great computers. No distinction, AFAIC.

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Old 02-14-2017, 12:17 PM
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Sublime by Sublime

Starts off with the only bad song on the album and then rocks the rest of the way through.
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Old 02-14-2017, 12:31 PM
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Can you get Time by Electric Light Orchestra? It's either real or it's a dream; there's nothing that is in between.
OK, so I actually liked 'Time'. 21st Century Man is Beatlesque. Hold On Tight I've heard but never knew it was ELO. It gave me a Traveling Wilburys/Roy Orbison vibe (Yes, I know Jeff Lynne was a Wilbury). Thanks for the rec.

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Marquee Moon by Television

Violent Femmes by Violent Femmes

ETA: Those are my two favorite house cleaning albums.
I've done this before, maybe a year ago, and someone recommended Marquee Moon. I think it was probably you, Bo Anyway, it's become a favorite. I shall spin it (so to speak) next.

Already a big Violent Femmes fan, by the way. Another good 'un.

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Lots of ideas for albums that are good from beginning to end:

Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd
Red Headed Stranger by Willie Nelson
Hotel California by The Eagles
Our Mother Electricity by All Them Witches
Violator by Depeche Mode
At Folsum Prison by Johnny Cash
Second Helping by Lynyrd Skynyrd
Mezzanie by Massive Attack
The Fragile by Nine Inch Nails
O Brother Where Art Thou? soundtrack
Doolittle - Pixies
40 oz. to Freedom - Sublime
Christ, I'm doing work around the house. Not building a house.


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Old 02-14-2017, 12:53 PM
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I've done this before, maybe a year ago, and someone recommended Marquee Moon. I think it was probably you, Bo Anyway, it's become a favorite. I shall spin it (so to speak) next.

Already a big Violent Femmes fan, by the way. Another good 'un.


I thought this seemed familiar! It was indeed me who recommended both Television and Violent Femmes last year. Please allow me to make a fresh recommendation: Buddy Guy's Sweet Tea

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Old 02-14-2017, 01:03 PM
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Old 02-14-2017, 01:26 PM
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I thought this seemed familiar! It was indeed me who recommended both Television and Violent Femmes last year. Please allow me to make a fresh recommendation: Buddy Guy's Sweet Tea
Ah, yes, I thought I had remembered this thread from before. Looks like I suggested something laid-back and cool jazzy last time with Brubeck's "Time In."

I'll go with something a bit more uptempo and rocking, though I suspect by now the OP has more than enough suggestions: Underwater Moonlight by The Soft Boys. This is partially based on his positive review of Marquee Moon, although I wouldn't really say The Soft Boys sound like Television, or anything like that. But they do share very similar audiences, and this is one of my favorite albums from that era.

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Old 02-14-2017, 01:31 PM
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Songs in the Key of Life by Stevie Wonder (I don't know if it is on Spotify).
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Old 02-14-2017, 01:41 PM
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Old 02-14-2017, 01:46 PM
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Kraftwerk - Autobahn , it seems like good house cleaning music to me.
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Old 02-14-2017, 03:46 PM
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Had to cut it short today, but I will resume tomorrow. There is no way I'll get to all of these, so I'm going to pick what sounds the most interesting among those I am unfamiliar with.

So keep the recommendations coming.

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I thought this seemed familiar! It was indeed me who recommended both Television and Violent Femmes last year. Please allow me to make a fresh recommendation: Buddy Guy's Sweet Tea
No worries, at least you're consistent. I've heard some Buddy Guy, but not Sweet Tea.

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mighty like a rose- by elvis Costello
Interesting choice. I am an Elvis fiend and I find this to be one of his weaker efforts. What do you like about it?


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Ah, yes, I thought I had remembered this thread from before. Looks like I suggested something laid-back and cool jazzy last time with Brubeck's "Time In."

I'll go with something a bit more uptempo and rocking, though I suspect by now the OP has more than enough suggestions: Underwater Moonlight by The Soft Boys. This is partially based on his positive review of Marquee Moon, although I wouldn't really say The Soft Boys sound like Television, or anything like that. But they do share very similar audiences, and this is one of my favorite albums from that era.
I've heard of the Soft Boys, but have not heard them that I know of. I will definitely give this a listen.

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Kraftwerk - Autobahn , it seems like good house cleaning music to me.
Great suggestion! I bought this on vinyl when it was current, played it to death. I don't think I've heard it in >30 years though.


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Old 02-14-2017, 03:48 PM
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Excellent choices!

In light of the news that apparently Prince's music is available on Spotify, I would have to recommend Sign O' The Times, a double album.
I'd go for the 1979 album "Prince"

Either "Tommy" or "Quadraphenia" by The Who
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Old 02-14-2017, 04:01 PM
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I thought it might be a good idea to list the recommendations along with a notation or two. Note that I’ve decided to not play anything I am familiar with.

Neil Diamond – Hot August Night. Not available on Spotify.
ELO – Time. Listened to it, enjoyed it more than I expected to.
Television – Marquee Moon. Familiar. Played it anyway.
Violent Femmes – Familiar.
David and David – Boomtown. Never heard of it/them. A possibility.
LCD Soundsystem – Sound of Silver. Never heard of it/them. A possibility.
Alan Parsons – Turn of a Friendly Card. Heard of AP but not this album.
Abbey Road – Not sure who it is by, poster doesn’t say. 
John Lennon and Yoko Ono – Unfinished Music No. 2. Have not heard this.
Steve Miller – Recall the Beginning. Have not heard this.
Prince – Sign O’ the Times. Familiar.
Laura Nyro – Eli and the Thirteenth Confession. Have not heard this.
Bob Dylan – Pat Garrett. Very familiar.
The Band – The Last Waltz. Very, very familiar (great suggestion)
Peter Gabriel – So. Unfamiliar.
Nevermore – Dead Heart in a Dead World. Unfamiliar. A strong possibility.
Kansas – Song for America. Familiar.
Rush – Subdivision. Unfamiliar. Not a fan.
Stones – Exile. Very familiar.
Blackmore’s Rainbow. Unfamiliar.
OAR – 34th and 8th. Unfamiliar.
Sublime – Familiar.
Buddy Guy – Sweet Tea. Unfamiliar.
Elvis Costello – Mighty Like a Rose. Very familiar.
The Soft Boys – Underwater Moonlight. Unfamiliar.
Stevie Wonder – Songs in the Key of Life. Familiar.
The Notorious Byrd Brothers. Unfamiliar.
Kraftwerk – Autobahn. Very familiar.
Prince – Not sure if I have heard this one or not.
The Who – Tommy, Quadrophenia. Very familiar.


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Old 02-14-2017, 04:22 PM
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The Notorious Byrd Brothers
Definitely worth listening to, and would pair well (I think) with my suggestion of Underwater Moonlight, as that album definitely draws inspiration from the jangle and psychedelia of the Byrds.
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Old 02-14-2017, 04:31 PM
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Songs from the Wood by Jethro Tull. Every track on that album is good, and most of them are nice and lively, to keep you in rhythm while working.
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Old 02-14-2017, 04:38 PM
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I don't know if it's on spotify, but I consider "Rites of Passage", Indigo Girls to be a perfect album.
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Old 02-14-2017, 04:41 PM
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The Dregs - Unsung Heroes

Or, depending on the size of your house (you didn't specify), Physical Graffiti.

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Old 02-14-2017, 04:56 PM
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David and David, Boomtown. One of the best beginning to end albums ever made. EVER MADE!
Second that! Good choice.
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Old 02-14-2017, 05:01 PM
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Oasis - What's the story, Morning Glory?

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Chris Rea - Road to Hell

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Old 02-14-2017, 05:03 PM
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I'll second Depeche Mode-Violator and third Boomtown.

I'd add R.E.M.- Fables of the Reconstruction and NIN- Year Zero Remixed to the list, as well.
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Old 02-14-2017, 05:19 PM
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ELI AND THE THIRTEENTH CONFESSION, Laura Nyro, 1968.
This. And while you're listening you can marvel that she was just a kid (barely 20) when she wrote this stuff.
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Old 02-14-2017, 05:20 PM
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Rush, Subdivisions.
Nitpick: "Subdivisions" is a song. The album is Signals.

My recommendation (especially for anyone who likes prog-metal with a wall of sound that would make Phil Spector blush):
Devin Townsend - Ocean Machine: Biomech.
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Old 02-14-2017, 05:28 PM
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Old 02-14-2017, 06:00 PM
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I don't know if it's on spotify, but I consider "Rites of Passage", Indigo Girls to be a perfect album.
Is that the one containing the immortal rhyme: I went to the mountain, and drank from the fountain?
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Old 02-14-2017, 06:03 PM
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Old 02-14-2017, 06:09 PM
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Old 02-14-2017, 07:11 PM
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