Thursday, April 9, 2009

NQL's Top 50 Deserted Island Albums: The Final List

This is the finale. After an enduring selection and weeding out process, combined with a very scientific poll (results are to your right, I voted four times), we present NQL's Top 50 Deserted Island Albums. If you have not been following along, and want to know how we arrived here, I urge you to check out Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. When we first embarked on this journey, we had no idea we would be filling such a huge void left by the now-defunct Blender Magazine when it comes to mindless music lists, but we couldn't be happier to do so. Although the first three parts were divided into each contributor's selections and deletions, we now stand as one. And with that spirit, we present the top 50 deserted island albums:

Abbey Road by The Beatles
├ćnima by Tool
Aqualung by Jethro Tull
Astral Weeks by Van Morrison
At Dawn by My Morning Jacket
Beggars Banquet by The Rolling Stones
Black Sheep Boy by Okkervil River
Chairs Missing by Wire
Chutes Too Narrow by The Shins
Closer by Joy Division
Clouds Taste Metallic by The Flaming Lips
Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain by Pavement
Doolittle by Pixies
Double Nickels on the Dime by Minutemen
Electric Ladyland by The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Furnace Room Lullaby by Neko Case and Her Boyfriends
The Futureheads by The Futureheads
Heartbreaker by Ryan Adams
Here Come the Warm Jets by Brian Eno
Highway 61 Revisited by Bob Dylan
I See a Darkness by Bonnie "Prince" Billy
In the Aeroplane Over the Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel
Kid A by Radiohead
Kill the Moonlight by Spoon
Laughing Stock by Talk Talk
London Calling by The Clash
Lonesome Crowded West by Modest Mouse
Louder Than Bombs by The Smiths
The Low End Theory by A Tribe Called Quest
Maggot Brain by Funkadelic
Mclusky Do Dallas by Mclusky
The Midnight Organ Fight by Frightened Rabbit
Off the Wall by Michael Jackson
OK Computer by Radiohead
On Fire by Galaxie 500
Perfect From Now On by Built to Spill
Rabbit Songs by Hem
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust by David Bowie
Siamese Dream by Smashing Pumpkins
Songs in the Key of Life by Stevie Wonder
Stankonia by Outkast
Stop Making Sense (expanded edition) by Talking Heads
Sung Tongs by Animal Collective
Swordfishtrombones by Tom Waits
Tago Mago by Can
Tidal by Fiona Apple
Tim by The Replacements
Weezer (the blue album) by Weezer
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot by Wilco
You & Me by The Walkmen


Scott said...

Sign me up. I am ready to be deserted.

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Jenifer said...

I really miss the Midwest.

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