My completely pointless list of important music… (Repost)

Alright people,

The new year has come and this always makes people all gooey and sentimental. I must admit that the following list started life after a few schnapses with my brother and a couple of good friends.

I know that this list TOTALLY sells me out and I don’t care. I am proud of my choices. Also, I will add to this list whenever I please, dammit!

– So here goes, in no particular order:

My Favourite Albums Of All Time (Work In Eternal Progress)

Depeche Mode – Violator/A Broken Frame
The Cure – Disintegration
Tool – Aenima/Lateralus
The Human League – Dare
Gang Of Four – Entertainment
The Clash – London Calling
Alice In Chains – Dirt
Faith No More – Angel Dust
Billy Joel – The Stranger
Daft Punk – Homework
Nirvana – Nevermind
Portishead – Dummy
Massive Attack – Mezzanine
Dr. Dre – 2001
Snoop Doggy Dogg – Doggystyle
The Flaming Lips – The Soft Bulletin
Michael Jackson – Off The Wall/Thriller
Jeff Buckley – Grace
K.L.F. – The White Room
Prodigy – Music For The Jilted Generation
Kent – Isola/Hagnesta Hill/V&A/Tillbaka Til Samtiden
Kraftwerk – Everything!
Led Zeppelin – Everything!
Metallica – Master Of Puppets
Mew – A Triumph For Man/Half The World Is Watching Me.
Pantera – Vulgar Display Of Power/Far Beyond Driven.
Prince – Sign ‘O’ The Times/1999/Purple Rain/Symbol
Queens Of The Stone Age – Songs For The Deaf
Radiohead – The Bends
Rage Against The Machine – RATM
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Blood, Sugar, Sex, Magik
Smashing Pumpkins – Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness.
Spleen United – Godspeed Into The Mainstream.
Stevie Wonder – Songs In The Key Of Life.
Talk Talk – Colour Of Spring
Tears For Fears – Songs From The Big Chair.
U2 – Joshua Tree/Achtung Baby
Soul 2 Soul – Keep On Movin’
Fleetwood Mac – Tango In The Night
A-ha – Hunting High And Low/Scoundrel Days
The Ark – We Are The Ark/In Lust We Trust
David Bowie – Let’s Dance.
No Doubt – Rock Steady
Unkle – Psyence Fiction
Blackalicious – NIA.
Bruce Springsteen – Born In The U.S.A.
Queen – Live Killers.
Foo Fighters – The Colour And The Shape.
INXS – Kick
Seal – Seal
Madonna – Like A Virgin
Duran Duran – Rio/Arena
Justin Timberlake – FutureSexLoveSounds
Beastie Boys – Licensed To Ill/Ill Communication/The In Sound From Way Out
C.V. Jørgensen – Tidens Tern
Rugsted & Kreutzfeldt – Everything!
Laid Back – Keep Smiling
TV-2 – Fri Som Fuglen
Gasolin – Gas 5
Sort Sol – Flow My Firetear/Glamourpuss
ABC – Lexicon Of Love
Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Welcome To The Pleasuredome
A Perfect Circle – Thirteenth Step
Pet Shop Boys – Disco
Elliot Smith – XO

Most Overlooked Albums (for whatever reason) in Recent Memory:

Kashmir – The Good Life. This album should have been the biggest export success in Danish music history.
Fielfraz – Slick. World Class Songs – Production gone mad. Best Singer in Denmark.
Cactus Circle – Cactus Circle. Before there was anything called Swan Lee, there was this magnificent band. One album – An unknown Classic.
Cartridge – Enfant Terrible. My most overlooked work of 2006. This band is brilliant.
Dial Zero – Dial Zero. Just about the most brilliant band I have ever seen play. Fuck people’s expectations when the debut album came out. These guys were not gonna save Indie. They are just here to make incredible music. A Force Of Nature and the best guitar player I have ever known.
Oh No Ono – Yes. I never thought that the teenybopper image that was pushed onto this great band was deserved. This is a awesome debut album with power, hits and sound. The fact that they look great shouldn’t hurt them.
Span – Mass Distraction. Norwegian Aerosmith (Pre-Walk This Way) – Oh, my god I miss this band… They ALMOST made it. If they reformed, I would produce for 2 pennies and a pack of gum. (and 5% of PPD with a $25k advance, but I digress..)
Ibens – Ufornuft. This is a controversial one. Danish girly-man pop by a bunch of whimps – On the surface. They strongest danish lyricist in this generation. Humor, intelligence, emotions and the ability to get to the fuckin point without dissappearing up his own ass. I absolutely love most of these songs for their content. IMHO Carsten outshines all the recent “Syng Dansk”-lyricists.
The Fashion – The Fashion. The best Danish album of 2007. Time will prove me right.

My Personal Hitlist:

New Order – Blue Monday
Patrick Hernandez – Born To Be Alive
John Lennon – Woman
Imagination – Just An Illusion
Kraftwerk – The Model
Erasure – Oh L’Amour
Yazoo – Don’t Go
Smashing Pumpkins – Bullet With Butterfly Wings
Rolling Stones – Paint It Black
The Prodigy – Breathe
Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Relax
Radiohead – Street Spirit (Fade Out)
The Human League – Don’t You Want Me
Cypress Hill – Insane In The Brain
Foo Fighters – Everlong
Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit
Usher – You Make Me Wanna…
Depeche Mode – Personal Jesus
Soft Cell – Tainted Love
Metallica – Enter Sandman
Alliyah -Try Again
Mötörhëad – Ace Of Spades
Eagles Of Death Metal – I Want You So Hard (Boy’s Bad News)
Alice In Chains – Rooster
Pet Shop Boys – It’s A Sin
The Cure – Why Can’t I Be You ?
The Cure – Lullaby
Sean Paul – Get Busy
Marilyn Manson – The Beautiful People
Queens Of The Stone Age – No One Knows
Alphaville – Sounds Like A Melody
Justin Timberlake – My Love
Rihanna – Umbrella
The Streets – Fit But You Know It
Kent – Musik Non Stop
Kent – Kärleken Väntar
Kent – Sundance Kid
Kent – Mannen I Den Vita Hatten
Daft Punk – Around The World
Bronski Beat -Smalltown Boy
The Ark – Echo Chamber
N.E.R.D – Lapdance
50 Cent – In The Club
The Clash – Guns Of Brixton
The Specials – Ghost Town
Michael Jackson – Rock With You
Coldplay – Yellow
Talk Talk – Life’s What You Make It
Kings Of Convenience – I’d Rather Dance With You
Mannfred MannÕs Earth Band – Blinded By The Light
Bee Gees – You Should Be Dancing
Madness – Our House
Limp Bizkit – Nookie
Tears For Fears – Head Over Heels
Gnarls Barkley – Crazy
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Californication
Billy Joel – Just The Way You Are
Bill Withers – Use Me
Dr. Dre / Eminem – Forgot About Dre
W.A.R. – Low Rider
Hashim – Al Naafiysh (The Soul)
Don Henley – The Boys Of Summer
Jan Hammer – CrockettÕs Theme
Snow – Informer
Eels – Novocaine (For The Soul)
Daft Punk – Around The World
Les Rhytmes Digitales – (Hey You) What’s That Sound ?
L.L. Cool J. – Mama Said Knock You Out.
Span – Found
The Cure – Lovesong
Snoop Dogg – Gin & Juice
Sean Paul – Get Busy
Dwarves – FEFU
Kaiser Chiefs – I Predict A Riot
Gang Of Four – I Found That Essence Rare
Pantera – Walk
Metallica – Master Of Puppets
Slayer – Angel Of Death
Marvin Gaye – Sexual Healing
The Streets – Fit But You Know It
Bronski Beat – Smalltown Boy
Bruce Springsteen – Dancing In The Dark
Fun Lovin’ Criminals – Scooby Snacks
Fun Lovin’ Criminals – Bump
Outkast – Roses
Xzibit – Multiply
Busta Rhymes – Whoohaa!! (Got You All In Check)
Beck – Sexx Laws
Mute Math – Typical
Iron Maiden – Hallowed Be Thy Name
Type O Negative – My Girlfriend’s Girlfriend
E.L.O. – Yours Truly, 2095
Rage Against The Machine – Killing In The Name / Bomb Track
Snoop Dogg/Pharell – Drop It Like It’s Hot
Glen Campbell – By The Time I Get To Phoenix
Neil Diamond – Red, Red Wine
Ace Of Base – All That She Wants
Kylie Minogue – Can’t Get You Out Of My Head
R.E.M. – Everybody Hurts
Dr. Dre – What’s The Difference.
INXS – Orginal Sin
Icehouse – Hey Little Girl
Eddy Grant – Electric Avenue
LCD Soundsystem – Daft Punk Is Playing At My House (Soulwax Shibuya Mix)
Prince – I Wanna Be Your Lover
Prince – Little Red Corvette
Prince – When Doves Cry
Prince – Girls & Boys
Prince – Kiss
Prince – Sexy M.F.
Prince – Gett Off

Danish Singles Par Excellence:

Dieters Lieder – Dig Og Mig.
Anne Linnet & Marquis De Sade – Glor På Vinduer.
TV-2 – Bag Duggede Ruder.
Laid Back – White Horse.
Superheroes – Someone Else.
Carpark North – Transparent & Glasslike.
Carpark North – Human.
D.A.D. – Sleeping My Day Away.
Saybia – The Second You Sleep.
Junior Senior – Move Your Feet.
Aqua – Barbie Girl.
Outlandish – Guantanamo
Tim Christensen – Love Is A Matter Of…
Danseorkesteret – Kom Tilbage Nu.
Tue West – En Sang Om Kærlighed.
Spleen United – She Falls In Love With Machines.
The Fashion – Roller Disco Inferno.
Mew – Special.
Kashmir – Mom In Love (Daddy In Space).
Dial Zero – I Wanna Go All The Way (To Have Some Fun).
Bikstok Røgsystem – Cigar.
Rugsted & Kreutzfeldt – Jeg Ved Det Godt (Men Det Er For Sent Nu).
Rugsted & Kreutzfeldt – Da Du Var Min Helt Alene.
VETO – You Are A Knife.
Gasolin – Kvinde Min.
Gasolin – Joanna.
Den Gale Pose – Spændt Op Til Lir.
Nanna – Buster.
Sebastian – Du er ikke alene.
Back To Back – Jonathan.

I Was Lucky Enough To Attend: (the exact years are a bit blurry and I can’t be bothered looking it up – If you want to, drop me a line!)
Marilyn Manson – Store Vega.
Eels – Pumpehuset x 2
Queens Of The Stone Age/Eagles Of Death Metal – Vega
G-Love & Special Sauce – Loppen
Dial Zero – Loppen
Beastie Boys – Orange Scene
Prodigy – Orange Scene
Prodigy – Store Vega
Prince – Lovesexy Tour in Gl. Idrætspark.
Michael Jackson – Dangerous Tour at Gentofte Stadion.
AIR – Store Vega x 2
Kent – DJOD – K.B. Hallen.
No Doubt – Gul Scene, Roskilde.
Life Of Agony – Pumpehuset x 2

Queens Of The Stone Age at Loppen.
Rage Against The Machine, Tool, Fishbone e.t.c. Den Grå Hal.
Rage Against The Machine – Pumpehuset.
Depeche Mode at Forum – Devotional Tour.
Xzibit at Vega.
Faith No More – Anywhere!
Prince – O2 Arena London.

With The Raveonettes

Melt 2012


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