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I think we've had different variations of this but wanted to see them in one place.

Albums:-

1. Moseley shoals - ocean colour scene

2. Abbey Road - the beatles

3. Strange days - The Doors

4. The stone roses - the stone roses

5. Different class - pulp

 

Films:-

1. Shawshank redemption

2. The Godfather

3. Forest Gump

4. City of God

5. Raging Bull

 

Books:- will get back

 

Boxsets:-

1. Sopranos

2. Breaking Bad

3. Sons of anarchy

4. Ray Donovan

5. Friday night lights

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I love top 5s, but I can’t just do a top 5 with such a broad category. Off the top of my head, but by no means correct:

albums...

1. Oceansize - Efflorece 

2. Radiohead - OK Computer

3. The Beatles - Abby Road

4. Tool - Lateralus

5. It’s interchangable really...

Films...

1. High Fidelity

2. La Haine

3. The Dark Night

4. The Godfather 2

5. Fight Club

Books...

1. Dune

2. The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

3. Nightwatch

4. Animal Farm

5. The Twits

boxsets...

1. Breaking Bad

2. The Sopranos

3. The Expanse

4. Rick and Morty

5. Star Trek (all of them to be honest!)

 

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movies

life aquatic with steve zissou

children of men

big lebowski

return of the jedi

the ghost writer

 

albums

marvin gaye - whats going on

air - premier symptomes

sly and the family stone - there's a riot goin on

james brown - ain't it funky

zero 7 - when it falls

 

hard on the albums, i could do maybe a top 100 but that's my best shot.

 

 

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1 hour ago, Matt said:

I love top 5s, but I can’t just do a top 5 with such a broad category. Off the top of my head, but by no means correct:

albums...

1. Oceansize - Efflorece 

2. Radiohead - OK Computer

3. The Beatles - Abby Road

4. Tool - Lateralus

5. It’s interchangable really...

Films...

1. High Fidelity

2. La Haine

3. The Dark Night

4. The Godfather 2

5. Fight Club

Books...

1. Dune

2. The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

3. Nightwatch

4. Animal Farm

5. The Twits

boxsets...

1. Breaking Bad

2. The Sopranos

3. The Expanse

4. Rick and Morty

5. Star Trek (all of them to be honest!)

 

Lateralus by Tool -- really good shout. Very influential to me in the way that I play drums. 

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Some of these may not be the "best" (in all categories) but they'd be, with little thinking time to pack, what I'd take to a desert island.

Albums...

Neil Young (so difficult to decide which) - Harvest (with Rust Never Sleeps hidden in my pants).

Mike Oldfield - Ommadawn

Counting Crows - This Desert Life

REM - Out of Time

Dean Friedman ‎– "Well, Well," Said The Rocking Chair.

 

Films...

Papillon

The Dam Busters

Shawshank

M*A*S*H

My Cousin Vinny

 

Books...

Catch-22

The Book Thief

Cold Mountain

Great Expectations

Birdsong

 

Box sets...

Dr Who (modern era, be a big set for all series mind)

Breaking Bad/Better Call Saul (one choice surely?)

My Name is Earl

Vikings

Game of Thrones

 

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1 hour ago, Matt said:

I thought M*A*S*H was a tv show?

Film first, TV series followed. TV series was great also but for some reason the repeats they show now on whatever obscure channel it is they use the American "canned laughter" version. When it was first shown here there was no pretend studio audience, can't bear to watch it in the format shown now.

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1 hour ago, Matt said:

My Name Is Earl was brilliant. Still hoping Amazon or Netflix will pick it up and at least finish the cliffhanger 

Too much time passed now I think, missed opportunity at the time but I guess the ratings were the reason.

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Wow this is hard... I think a top 5 would depend on my mood at the time but these would definitely be in their relevant categories:

 

Albums

Jay Z - Reasonable Doubt

J Cole - Forest Hill Drive

Notorius BIG - Ready to Die

 

Box Set

Vikings

Breaking Bad / Better Call Saul

(Nothing else comes close to these two)

 

Films

Anchorman

 

On a side note with films I have this slightly weird thing where I dont remember what happens. I generally remember if I liked it or not but give it a couple of months and I will be able to watch a film again and not remember the twists. Some times I might remember the ending but not how it gets there. I have no idea how people can remember monologue and stuff like that.

 

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10 hours ago, MikeO said:

Too much time passed now I think, missed opportunity at the time but I guess the ratings were the reason.

Everything is getting rebooted and such, and the fan base was a loyal one. 

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On 24/08/2018 at 08:18, Matt said:

Everything is getting rebooted and such, and the fan base was a loyal one. 

The little girl who threw a knife into Earl's leg in Broke Joy's Fancy Figurine is doing more serious stuff now!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/entertainment-arts-45278011/chloe-grace-moretz-my-brothers-tried-to-pray-the-gay-away

Controversial stuff across the pond I think, America really is another planet.

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On ‎23‎/‎08‎/‎2018 at 15:55, hafnia said:

I think we've had different variations of this but wanted to see them in one place.

Albums:-

1. John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers - the Blues collection

2. Muddy Waters - the Blues collection

3.  Black Sabbath- Vol4

4. Deep Purple- Made in Japan

5. Blue Oyster Cult - On Your Feet Or On Your Knees

 

Films:-

1. Robin Hood Prince Of Thieves

2. The Adventures Of Robin Hood

3. HMS Defiant

4. Pirates of the Carribean

5. Avatar

 

Books:- 

Any discworld by Terry Pratchett

 

Boxsets:-

 none at the moment

 

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I've been more of a comic book reader in my younger years so won't bore you with those 😁 

I listened to such a wide variety of music growing up and in my younger years it's hard to put a list together but the following come to mind 

Albums

The Who - Quadrophenia 

Roger Daltrey - McVicar 

The Clash - London Calling

Oasis - Morning Glory

Marvin Gaye - Motown (best male vocalist ever imo)

 

Series in no particular order

GOT

Breaking Bad 

Boardwalk Empire 

Narcos

Peaky Blinders

Films again like series I just can't list them in any order and far to many to list 

Heat 

Sleepers

God Father Trilogy

Road to Perdition

A Bronx Tale 

Harder than I thought that 😂

 

 

 

 

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Films:

1. Wings of Desire

2. Good Will Hunting

3. Cool Hand Luke

4. Snatch

5. There Will Be Blood

Books:

1. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man - James Joyce

2. The Unbearable Lightness of Being - Milan Kundera

3. The Brothers Karamazov - Dostoevsky

4. Nine Stories OR Raise High the Roofbeams, Carpenter and Seymour (I like both equally) - JD Salinger

5. A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole

6. My Antonia - Willa Cather

Could go on a bit on this category.

TV Series:

1. Boardwalk Empire

2. Breaking Bad

3. Peaky Blinders

4.Girls (just being honest)

5. Silicon Valley

Albums are way too hard, but a few have to be:

1. NAS - Illmatic

2. Kendrick Lamar - Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City

3. Leon Bridges - Good Thing

4. Steely Dan - Aja

5. Ray Lamontagne - Gossip In the Grain

 

 

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12 minutes ago, EFC-Paul said:

I've been more of a comic book reader in my younger years so won't bore you with those 😁 music I listen to such a wide variety again just can't list them 

Series in no particular order

GOT

Breaking Bad 

Boardwalk Empire 

Narcos

Sons of Anarchy

Films again like series I just can't list them in any order and far to many to list 

Heat 

Sleepers

God Father Trilogy

Road to Perdition

A Bronx Tale 

Harder than I thought that 😂

 

 

 

 

Just beat me to Boardwalk Empire and I forgot all about Narcos. That has to be up there for me.

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11 minutes ago, nyblue23 said:

Just beat me to Boardwalk Empire and I forgot all about Narcos. That has to be up there for me.

Both brilliant Boardwalk sadly tailed off to quickly near the end due to its numbers dwindling but Narco's got better as it went on surprisingly

Tempted to put The Blacklist in but just misses out 

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28 minutes ago, nyblue23 said:

Films:

1. Wings of Desire

2. Good Will Hunting

3. Cool Hand Luke

4. Snatch

5. There Will Be Blood

Books:

1. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man - James Joyce

2. The Unbearable Lightness of Being - Milan Kundera

3. The Brothers Karamazov - Dostoevsky

4. Nine Stories OR Raise High the Roofbeams, Carpenter and Seymour (I like both equally) - JD Salinger

5. A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole

6. My Antonia - Willa Cather

Could go on a bit on this category.

TV Series:

1. Boardwalk Empire

2. Breaking Bad

3. Peaky Blinders

4.Girls (just being honest)

5. Silicon Valley

Albums are way too hard, but a few have to be:

1. NAS - Illmatic

2. Kendrick Lamar - Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City

3. Leon Bridges - Good Thing

4. Steely Dan - Aja

5. Ray Lamontagne - Gossip In the Grain

 

 

well done on the steely dan, one of my favorites, seen them live twice, excellent.

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3 minutes ago, markjazzbassist said:

well done on the steely dan, one of my favorites, seen them live twice, excellent.

That’s dope. They were the one group I remember my dad loving when I was growing up so there’s a fair bit of nostalgia there.

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1 minute ago, nyblue23 said:

That’s dope. They were the one group I remember my dad loving when I was growing up so there’s a fair bit of nostalgia there.

Pretzel Logic is one of the finest albums ever, never saw Steely Dan, one of the big "misses" of my life.

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I'm going to be the odd man out, that's for sure! Also, when I saw "box sets", I assumed it was a set of LP records, but it seems it's maybe a box of DVDs? I decided to give that category a miss.

Albums:-

1. Tenth Symphony of Gustav Mahler (Mazzetti edition), Leonard Slatkin conducting the St Louis Symphony Orchestra
2. Midsummer Marriage  by Michael Tippett, Colin Davis conducting the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
3. The Dream of Gerontius by Edward Elgar, Andrew Davis conducting the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
4. A Song of the Night by Gustav Holst, Janice Graham solo violin with the English Sinfonietta
5. Requiem by Amadeus Mozart (any recording, really)

Films:-

1. Where Eagles Dare
2. Brassed Off
3. Lord of the Rings trilogy
4. Sherlock (Cumberbatch series)
5. Sherlock Holmes (Jeremy Brett series)

Books:-

1. The Bible (King James translation, despite its many mistranslations)
2. Mayor of Casterbridge, Thomas Hardy
3. A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens
4. Dreadnought, by Robert Massey
5. Morse mysteries, by Colin Dexter
(5b. Matthew Shardlake mysteries, by CJ Sansom)

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9 hours ago, Cornish Steve said:

2. Mayor of Casterbridge, Thomas Hardy

Love that book, did it for O level. Curious that Dorchester was mentioned in another thread the other day and that was where Casterbridge was based on.

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I love seeing what's in other people's record collections, or what's on their bookshelves (or should that be what's on their phones / Kindle? 🤔?). You can really find an affinity to people through shared art / passions (even though your personalities may be very different!).

Albums

Joni Mitchell - Hejira

Kula Shaker - Peasants, Pigs and Astronauts

The Doors - LA Woman or Morrison Hotel

Beach Boys - Pet Sounds

XTC - Skylarking

 

Films

Laura (1944)

Night of the Demon  (1957)

Alien (1979)

LA Confidential (1997)

The Prestige (2006)

 

Books

James Ellroy - LA Quartet

Tolkien - LOTR

Thomas Hardy - Tess of the d'Urbevilles

Mervyn Peake - Gormenghast trilogy

Charles Dickens - Great Expectations

 

Box Sets

Battlestar Galactica (new series)

Breaking Bad

Mad Men

The X-Files

Caprica

 

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1 hour ago, Formby said:

(or should that be what's on their phones / Kindle? 🤔?)

I've only got two books on Kindle, Cornish Steve's and Jenson Button's autobiography; slightly diverse offerings:D.

When it comes to books I think that anyone who doesn't have Catch-22 on their list...

a) Hasn't read it.

b) Needs psychological evaluation.  

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1 hour ago, MikeO said:

I've only got two books on Kindle, Cornish Steve's and Jenson Button's autobiography; slightly diverse offerings:D.

When it comes to books I think that anyone who doesn't have Catch-22 on their list...

a) Hasn't read it.

b) Needs psychological evaluation.  

Not a big fiction reader. 99% of my reads in the last 15 years have been biographies.  I may give it a go though!

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2 hours ago, MikeO said:

I've only got two books on Kindle, Cornish Steve's and Jenson Button's autobiography; slightly diverse offerings:D.

When it comes to books I think that anyone who doesn't have Catch-22 on their list...

a) Hasn't read it.

b) Needs psychological evaluation.  

As you know, I’m a big fan. Certainly the funniest book I’ve ever read, but when I saw that you had already put it in, I instinctively shied away from following orders, a la Yossarian. What kind of name is MikeO, anyway? 😜

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If you’re into biographies, I recommend that of Henry Stanley. How anyone could achieve so much in life is beyond me. Born in Wales and soon abandoned by his single mother, Stanley stowed away on a ship, fought for the South in the US civil war, fought for the North in the same war, worked for a New York newspaper, searched for and found David Livingstone (I presume) in Africa, traversed the length of the Congo river while being chased occasionally by cannibals, reached Khartoum soon after Gordon’s death, returned to Britain to become a Member of Parliament, and did so much more. Amazing. 

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17 hours ago, MikeO said:

I've only got two books on Kindle, Cornish Steve's and Jenson Button's autobiography; slightly diverse offerings:D.

When it comes to books I think that anyone who doesn't have Catch-22 on their list...

a) Hasn't read it.

b) Needs psychological evaluation.  

One that I’ve always meant to read, and long with 1984. American Gods (which I should put in my top 5 books) ruined reading for me because I knew I’d never read a more perfectly written and gripping story. 

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Albums 

Al Green   Let’s stay together 

Status Quo.  On the level 

David Bowie.   Young Americans 

The Sex Pistols.   Never mind the Bollocks 

The Speacials.   Too much too young 

 

Films

Shawshank redemption 

Glory

A man called horse

Papillon

Dances with Wolves 

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1 hour ago, Palfy said:

Albums 

Al Green   Let’s stay together 

Status Quo.  On the level 

David Bowie.   Young Americans 

The Sex Pistols.   Never mind the Bollocks 

The Speacials.   Too much too young 

 

Films

Shawshank redemption 

Glory

A man called horse

Papillon

Dances with Wolves 

Loving your film choices (Glory aside which I've not seen) but very different musical taste, though I can't argue with a bit of Quo.

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On 05/09/2018 at 02:36, Cornish Steve said:

Albums:-

1. Tenth Symphony of Gustav Mahler (Mazzetti edition), Leonard Slatkin conducting the St Louis Symphony Orchestra
2. Midsummer Marriage  by Michael Tippett, Colin Davis conducting the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
3. The Dream of Gerontius by Edward Elgar, Andrew Davis conducting the BBC Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
4. A Song of the Night by Gustav Holst, Janice Graham solo violin with the English Sinfonietta
5. Requiem by Amadeus Mozart (any recording, really)

If we're going down that road I'd opt for...

Orff, Carmina Burana

Bach, mass in B minor

Beethoven, Symphony No. 6 (Pastoral)

Tchaikovsky, The Sleeping Beauty

Elgar, Enigma Variations

 

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16 minutes ago, MikeO said:

Loving your film choices (Glory aside which I've not seen) but very different musical taste, though I can't argue with a bit of Quo.

Go out of your way to watch Glory Mike I'm sure you will like it based on a true story of the only black regiment to fight in the civil war.

Yes my musical taste is diverse from Motown to Punk even heavy metal with Deep Purples Burn and Hawkwind, but the album's I listed are what I grew up with at different stages of my life in 70s and 80s when music was a big part of my life, and even the way I dressed and the people I associated with and the places I hung out were based on my musical tastes at the time.

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On 05/09/2018 at 14:26, Formby said:

I love seeing what's in other people's record collections, or what's on their bookshelves (or should that be what's on their phones / Kindle? 🤔?). You can really find an affinity to people through shared art / passions (even though your personalities may be very different!).

Albums

Joni Mitchell - Hejira

Kula Shaker - Peasants, Pigs and Astronauts

The Doors - LA Woman or Morrison Hotel

Beach Boys - Pet Sounds

XTC - Skylarking

 

Films

Laura (1944)

Night of the Demon  (1957)

Alien (1979)

LA Confidential (1997)

The Prestige (2006)

 

Books

James Ellroy - LA Quartet

Tolkien - LOTR

Thomas Hardy - Tess of the d'Urbevilles

Mervyn Peake - Gormenghast trilogy

Charles Dickens - Great Expectations

 

Box Sets

Battlestar Galactica (new series)

Breaking Bad

Mad Men

The X-Files

Caprica

 

Formby just seen your choice of XTC Andy Partridge still lives in Swindon and helps to promote local bands, great choice mate.

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29 minutes ago, Palfy said:

Go out of your way to watch Glory Mike I'm sure you will like it based on a true story of the only black regiment to fight in the civil war.

Yes my musical taste is diverse from Motown to Punk even heavy metal with Deep Purples Burn and Hawkwind, but the album's I listed are what I grew up with at different stages of my life in 70s and 80s when music was a big part of my life, and even the way I dressed and the people I associated with and the places I hung out were based on my musical tastes at the time.

Revisiting my youth tomorrow, driving up to Manchester to see Camel, one of my favourite bands in my teens playing some of the first things I "mastered" (those inverted commas are big) on the guitar alongside Neil Young songs. Very excited by it, plus I get let off the leash for a night:lol:. Just a shame I have to go to Manchester which I hear is full of some nasty stuff!

 

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5 minutes ago, MikeO said:

Revisiting my youth tomorrow, driving up to Manchester to see Camel, one of my favourite bands in my teens playing some of the first things I "mastered" (those inverted commas are big) on the guitar alongside Neil Young songs. Very excited by it, plus I get let off the leash for a night:lol:. Just a shame I have to go to Manchester which I hear is full of some nasty stuff!

 

Have great time Mike and take it easy with the head banging you can't afford the loss of brain cells at our age.

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3 minutes ago, Palfy said:

Have great time Mike and take it easy with the head banging you can't afford the loss of brain cells at our age.

Listening to Camel you don't bang your head, you melt into your seat:).

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On ‎05‎/‎09‎/‎2018 at 15:45, MikeO said:

I've only got two books on Kindle, Cornish Steve's and Jenson Button's autobiography; slightly diverse offerings:D.

When it comes to books I think that anyone who doesn't have Catch-22 on their list...

a) Hasn't read it.

b) Needs psychological evaluation.  

I fit in with b) I think,  I didn't ever own a copy as I never really liked it ,  sorry to offend your sensibilities.

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6 hours ago, rubecula said:

I fit in with b) I think,  I didn't ever own a copy as I never really liked it ,  sorry to offend your sensibilities.

Rubes touché mate I don’t read books at all the last book I read was Bravo two Zero and that was because my wife was a school friend of the guy who got lost and froze to death in the mountains. 

Also how do people find time to read I’m to busy chatting shite all the time to be able to read, has Cornish had a book published or am I missing something through my lack of reading. 

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mine are in no particular order, bloody hard to put just 5 down:

Albums -

Eminem - Curtain Call

The Prodigy - Their Law

Earth, Wind & Fire - Ultimate Collection

Led Zeppelin - Mothership

Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I am, That's what I'm Not

 

Movies -

Empire Strikes Back

Avengers Infinity War

Shawshank Redemption

Jurassic Park

Saving Private Ryan

 

Box Sets -

Game Of Thrones

Breaking Bad

Band Of Brothers

Scrubs

Parks and Recreation

 

I don't read as much these days so instead I'm doing my top 5 games!

GTA 5

GTA San Andreas

Zelda Ocarina Of Time

Goldeneye 64

Ark Survival Evolved.

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Albums -

Coldplay - A Rush of Blood to the Head

Linkin Park - Hybrid Theory

Linkin Park - Meteora

Mayday Parade - A Lesson In Romantics

Eminem - The Eminem Show

 

Films -

Split

Logan

The Dark Knight

The Green Mile

Gone In 60 Seconds

 

Books -

The Uhtred series by Bernard Cornwell

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - JK Rowling

Tuesdays With Morrie - Mitch Albom

The Charlie Parker series by John Connolly

The Lightbringer series by Brent Weeks

 

Box Sets -

Game of Thrones

Ray Donovan

Vikings

The Newsroom

Criminal Minds

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11 hours ago, MikeO said:

What did you not like about it?

note I did not say dislike.  I just found it to be depressingly dull if I am brutally honest Mike.  I couldn't stand the film either  I never even smiled when the medals were issued. only one thing I can say about the book is it helped me sleep

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My list would have been different had I just answered without reading other's lists - I was reminded of some greats that may have slipped my mind. All in no particular order

Albums

Linkin Park, Hybrid Theory - fistbump Romey

U2, Joshua Tree (War and Boy were close)

Rush, 2112

David + David, Boomtown

Appetite for Destruction, Gun's and Roses (barely edges out Pearl Jam, Ten)

 

Books 

Natasha's Dance: A Cultural History of Russia. Orlando Figes (2002)

The Hunt for Red October, Tom Clancy (1984)

The Firm, John Grisham (1991)

Hitchhikers Guide, Douglas Adams (1979) - fistbump Matt

How I Raised Myself from Failure to Success in Selling, Frank Bettger (1947)   

Yes, I'm in sales, but this is hands down the best "self -help" book I have ever read. Goes far beyond sales, attitude, enthusiasm,  communication...almost 70 years old, but the principals are timeless

 

Films

Caddyshack (1980)

Full Metal Jacket (1987)

This is Spinal Tap (1984)

Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

The Big Lebowski (1998) - fistbump MarkJB

 

Boxsets (I guess this is tv series right?)

Breaking Bad/Better Call Saul - yes BCS is still on-going, but hard to separate the two.

Seinfeld (I mean, it's a show about nothing)

Sanford & Son (groundbreaking and Redd Foxx is still hilarious)

Midsommer Murders (turned me on to the entire genre of British detective shows)

The Americans (The best tv drama I have seen, bar none) 

 

 

     

 

 

 

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Albums

The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses

Oasis - Definitely Maybe

Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am... 

Pulp - Different Class

The Jam - Sound Affects

 

Films

The Departed

Gangs of New York

True Romance

Goodfellas

American History X

 

TV

Breakng Bad

Sopranos

Ray Donovan

The Tunnel

Get Shorty - only been one season so far but it was excellent.

 

Books - something I only find time to do on holiday - maybe it will become something I prioritise in the future.

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On 23/08/2018 at 19:34, sibdane said:

Lateralus by Tool -- really good shout. Very influential to me in the way that I play drums. 

 Been on a Tool tour. Shame they’re not on Spotify (for ease of access at work), but fuck me they are incredible. I think the only band in the world I’d travel long and far to see. 

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On ‎06‎/‎09‎/‎2018 at 22:32, Palfy said:

Formby just seen your choice of XTC Andy Partridge still lives in Swindon and helps to promote local bands, great choice mate.

Nice! Quintessentially English songwriter - and critically overlooked! He is very funny in interviews, too - completely barmy!

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On 06/09/2018 at 23:32, Palfy said:

Formby just seen your choice of XTC Andy Partridge still lives in Swindon and helps to promote local bands, great choice mate.

It’s not your birthday today is it, Palfy?

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3 hours ago, c1982 said:

Albums

The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses

Oasis - Definitely Maybe

Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am... 

Pulp - Different Class

The Jam - Sound Affects

The Stone Roses I heard pre-release, master tapes came into my studio one day for me to do my thing with same as any number did every week; had no inkling about who they were but it was one of those things that totally blew me away from the first listen. Sound proof room and I turned the wick up to eleven, great piece of work though it presented me some challenges, particularly the very quiet opening; but I loved a challenge, happy memories. Played it to my lad in the car not long ago and he's now a huge fan.

Also Sound Affects was The Jam's finest hour.

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1 hour ago, MikeO said:

The Stone Roses I heard pre-release, master tapes came into my studio one day for me to do my thing with same as any number did every week; had no inkling about who they were but it was one of those things that totally blew me away from the first listen. Sound proof room and I turned the wick up to eleven, great piece of work though it presented me some challenges, particularly the very quiet opening; but I loved a challenge, happy memories. Played it to my lad in the car not long ago and he's now a huge fan.

Also Sound Affects was The Jam's finest hour.

What did you work as, Mike? Cutting engineer?

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2 hours ago, MikeO said:

The Stone Roses I heard pre-release, master tapes came into my studio one day for me to do my thing with same as any number did every week; had no inkling about who they were but it was one of those things that totally blew me away from the first listen. Sound proof room and I turned the wick up to eleven, great piece of work though it presented me some challenges, particularly the very quiet opening; but I loved a challenge, happy memories. Played it to my lad in the car not long ago and he's now a huge fan.

Also Sound Affects was The Jam's finest hour.

That stone roses album is timeless. Absolute brilliance.  Bye bye bad man.... this is the one, sugarspun sister,  she bangs the drums.... theres only 2 tunes on there that I skip.

Name them....

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31 minutes ago, Formby said:

What did you work as, Mike? Cutting engineer?

Similar. Those of us of an age will recall the days when albums were released on vinyl and cassette, I was the cassette equivalent of the vinyl cutting engineer. What I had to do was take a studio quality recording with huge dynamic range and frequency variation and make a recording optimised for Joe Public's Amstrad, because just doing a straight copy would mean the quiet bits would disappear into the ubiquitous hiss and the loud bits would distort to shit; I did it for a lot of years and (though I say it myself) I was damn good at it. Most of our competitors used electronic help but I always worked by ear.

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6 minutes ago, hafnia said:

That stone roses album is timeless. Absolute brilliance.  Bye bye bad man.... this is the one, sugarspun sister,  she bangs the drums.... theres only 2 tunes on there that I skip.

Name them....

The "clever" backward one that I can't remember the title of has worn a bit thin over the years, that aside I don't know.

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