Wednesday, March 18, 2009

NQL's Top 50 Deserted Island Albums, Part 2: The New Batch

This is Part 2 of our journey to the Top 50 NQL Deserted Island Albums. The ground rules were laid out in Part 1, but just to recap, six NQL contributors are now laying down ten of their essential albums that they would like to have along if they were stranded on a desert(ed) island. Last week we each presented our first five. This week, the next five. Stay tuned for next week (or perhaps the week after that since Audrey is at SXSW and not checking her NQL Blackberry as she was told) where we each vote two undesirables off the island. That's when things will get messy and fun. But until then, here is our second round of deserted island albums:

Alex Crisafulli
Beggars Banquet – The Rolling Stones
Clouds Taste Metallic – The Flaming Lips
Highway 61 Revisited – Bob Dylan
The Midnight Organ Fight – Frightened Rabbit
Tim – The Replacements

Brian Herrmann
Electric Ladyland – The Jimi Hendrix Experience
The Low End Theory – A Tribe Called Quest
Kill the Moonlight – Spoon
Pink Flag – Wire
Stop Making Sense (expanded edition) – Talking Heads

Travis Newman
Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain – Pavement
Lonesome Crowded West – Modest Mouse
Mclusky Do Dallas – Mclusky
Tago Mago* – Can
You & Me – The Walkmen

Jim Powers
Chairs Missing – Wire
Chutes Too Narrow – The Shins
Closer – Joy Division
Kid A – Radiohead
Sung Tongs – Animal Collective

Scott Rudolph
Babylon By Bus – Bob Marley & the Wailers
Maggot Brain – Funkadelic
Swordfishtrombones – Tom Waits
Symphonies 3, 5, & 9 – Ludwin van Beethoven
Rabbit Songs - Hem

Audrey Wen
Bows + Arrows – The Walkmen
Down the River of Golden Dreams – Okkervil River
Furnace Room Lullaby – Neko Case and Her Boyfriends
Heartbreaker – Ryan Adams
Weezer (the blue album) - Weezer

*This album was chosen when it was collectively decided that Use Your Illusion I & Use Your Illusion II by Guns N' Roses could not count as one album.


lil' elF said...

How are you going to charge your iPod on a deserted island? Is this a LOST type island?

Brian said...

We haven't worked out all the details, but we assume this deserted island will still have some semblance of infrastructure in place, i.e., liquor stores, electricity/generators, restaurants, etc. We're not envisioning many problems, in fact.

Alex said...

Also, there's going to be a ping-pong table.

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