The Null Device
A few days ago, Meg
posted an entry to her blog asking people for their lists of classic albums. So here's mine (with a few liberties taken):
- This Mortal Coil - It'll End In Tears
Beautiful in a heartfelt, introspective sort of way, with songs like
Song to the Siren and Another Day, not to mention the
various evocative instrumentals.
- Slowdive, Souvlaki (or perhaps Just For a Day, or Pygmalion.. aw, sod it, everything Slowdive ever recorded.)
- Dead Can Dance, Within the Realm of a Dying Sun. A work of transcendent, enrapturing beauty; the last track, "Persephone (the gathering of flowers)", just says so much to me about the human condition and the fleeting intensity of life, all without words in any known language.
- The Paradise Motel, Left Over Life To Kill and Some Deaths Take Forever. The former being their first Australian EP, not the UK rerelease album; the latter being the remix EP for it, which is much more original and groundbreaking that anything described as a "remix EP" has any right to be.
- And a few classics: New Order, Power, Corruption & Lies, The Cure, Faith and Disintegration, Joy Division, Unknown Pleasures, Radiohead, OK Computer (with honourable mentions to Kid A and Amnesiac), Massive Attack, Mezzanine, and one or two random Depeche Mode albums between Some Great Reward and Violator inclusive.
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