16:03, Wed 16 Sep
Driving in the car, playing 'air piano' to the Jools Holland 'Uncertain Smile' piano solo on the dashboard with the spare hand.....

😁😁👍 has to be done
16:10, Wed 16 Sep
Rattlesnakes - Lloyd Cole & the Commotions
Murmur - REM (this along with Chronic Town and Reckoning, what a start)
Power, Corruption & Lies - New Order (NO into their stride, a good mix of guitars and technology)
The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses
Bauhaus - Mask
16:22, Wed 16 Sep
number8
A lot of my favourite albums ever have already been mentioned but 5 more maybe a bit under the radar that mean a lot to me:

Pornography by The Cure
Porcupine by Echo & The Bunnymen
Black Sea by XTC
Psychocandy by The Jesus & Mary Chain
Reckoning by REM

Many of my Echo and the Bunnymen albums are on cassette in the loft. I must get them out again and have a listen - Porcupine is a great album, good shout.
16:24, Wed 16 Sep
PC&L is new orders best imo 👍
16:38, Wed 16 Sep
Half Man Half Biscuity – Back in the DHSS
New Model Army – Thunder and Consolation
The Sisters of Mercy – First and Last and Always
Guns N’ Roses – Appetite for Destruction
The Pogues – Rum Sodomy & the Lash
17:33, Wed 16 Sep
1. Au Pairs - Playing With A Different Sex

2. Dexys - Searching For The Young Soul Rebels

3. The Damned - The Black Album

4. Magazine - The Correct Use of Soap

5. Leonard Cohen - Various Positions
17:36, Wed 16 Sep
johnnyspex
Bluewurst
Dare should be on every list

A quite brilliant Album

Some superb choices in here

True and been on a lot of peoples lists Including mine. But i can’t believe nobody but me put The the - soul mining???

Unlike dare their are no weak links. Pure pop perfection & hasn’t dated.

Like Soul Mining but not a patch on "Infected" - sorry!
17:38, Wed 16 Sep
Are any of you re-building your old collections on vinyl or is it just me?
17:45, Wed 16 Sep
After twenty years i recently went back to my mums to get the old vinyl collection out of the loft only to be told she sold it all for fifty quid about 6 months ago without saying a thing.

Gutted - about 200 albumns in total - was gutted. Couldnt even remember alot of what was there but ones i really felt gutted by were Fresh Fruit & Plastic Surgey Disasters by Dead Kennedys.
17:50, Wed 16 Sep
Treasure - Cocteau Twins (obviously)

The Lover Speaks - ditto

The Final Cut - Pink Floyd

Behaviour - PSBs

Telekon - Gary Numan
18:11, Wed 16 Sep
Miguelagenn
London Calling - The Clash, released 2 weeks before the end of '79, I'm having it...and so should you.

Didn't notice this otherwise I'd have gone for that too. Still a masterpiece..... And just the month before Metal Box by PIL had been released. Both great albums that had bags of punk attitude but the music had definitely moved on.
18:11, Wed 16 Sep
I lived abroad for a while, upon returning I was told that my folks had car booted my entire vinyl collection.

Slowly rebuilding it.
18:27, Wed 16 Sep
dork
bluearmyfaction
Altered Images - Happy Birthday

The title track is almost ridiculously misleading, the remainder is about fear, obsession, paranoia. Produced by Steve Severin. And if you listen to the b-side of "Happy Birthday" (which isn't on the original album) you get a different perspective of the title track - more that it is someone under a delusion (which is also touched on "Who Cares?", the b-side of "Dead Pop Stars").

Wedding Present - George Best

Kitchen sink indie at its finest.

OMD - Dazzle Ships

Experimental and boundary-pushing, and you have to skip a few of the samples now. But I reckon it is above Architecture And Morality because it is so bold. Unfortunately the audience had shifted from new wave towards yuppiefication and the sales went down from 3 million to 300k.

The Shop Assistants - Will Anything Happen

Also listed as self-titled. The missing link between Jesus & Mary Chain and The Primitives. Occasionally languid, occasionally effervescent, always utterly brilliant. RIP Alex Taylor.

The Go-Go's - Talk Show


The sound of a band falling apart. It is suffused with bitterness and vitriol, underneath an indiepop exterior.

Someone else can pick a Cocteau Twins album out...and there are still so many others that I constantly go back to. Adam & The Ants, Human League, ABC, Haircut 100, Talulah Gosh, Sugarcubes, HMHB, Talk Talk, Stump, Laibach, Cardiacs, Madness...


If you like the Go-Go's there is a good documentary about them doing the rounds on the sky documentary channel ( unsurprisingly ) at the moment

That documentary is very good 👍
18:43, Wed 16 Sep
montypenguin
johnnyspex
Bluewurst
Dare should be on every list

A quite brilliant Album

Some superb choices in here

True and been on a lot of peoples lists Including mine. But i can’t believe nobody but me put The the - soul mining???

Unlike dare their are no weak links. Pure pop perfection & hasn’t dated.

Like Soul Mining but not a patch on "Infected" - sorry![

Nah!!

When the musical history books are written, The The – Matt Johnson’s arthouse indie group – will largely be remembered for the album that introduced them to the masses, 1986 opus Infected. However, it’s that album’s predecessor, the band’s 1983 debut Soul Mining, that stands up to repeated listening.
18:59, Wed 16 Sep
In no particular order....

New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84): Simple Minds
(coincidentally, the featured album on 6 Music just now)

Hounds of Love: Kate Bush

London Calling: The Clash
(USA release date just makes it into the 80s)

Avalon: Roxy Music

The Joshua Tree: U2