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Artist's Favorite Lists

Since we were talking about this in a post bellow, I thought I'd post lists from two of my favorite musicians. They're albums lists, not artists lists, but I think those are more interesting anyway, and I don't have their favorite artist's list at my disposal. I don't know if these are eligible for AM or not, I just thought others might be interested in them. If anyone else knows of any more of these lists (aside from the Elvis Costello one already included in Acclaimed Music) post them below if you don't mind, I'd love to see them.

Thurston Moore’s "Throbbing" 13 Albums: [from Spike Magazine]
1. The Stooges - Funhouse
2. The Velvet Underground - White Light/ White
3. Television - Marquee Moon
4. Richard Hell & the Voidoids - Blank
5. Ramones - Ramones
6. Patti Smith - Radio Ethiopia
7. Black Flag - Damaged
8. Dinosaur Jr - Bug
9. Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation Of Millions
To Hold Us Back
10. John Coltrane - Impressions
11. CAN - Ege Bamyasi
12. Nirvana - Bleach
13. Alice Cooper - Killer

Tom Waits' 28 Favorite Albums [from the Guardian]
1. Frank Sinatra - In The Wee Small Hours
2. Thelonious Monk - Solo Monk
3. Captain Beefheart - Trout Mask Replica
4. Rolling Stones - Exile On Main St.
5. Gavin Bryars - The Sinking of the Titanic
6. Bob Dylan - The Basement Tapes
7. Lounge Lizards - Lounge Lizards
8. The Pogues - Rum Sodomy and the Lash
9. Leonard Cohen - I'm Your Man
10. Little Richard - The Specialty Sessions
11. James Brown - Startime
12. Texas-Czech - Bohemian-Moravian Bands
13. Frank Zappa - The Yellow Shark
14. Passion for Opera Aria
15. Bill Hicks - Rant in E Minor
16. Alan Lomax - Prison Songs: Murderous Home
Alan Lomax Collection
17. Marc Ribot - Cubanos Postizos
18. Houndog - Houndog
19. Les Claypool - Purple Onion
20. Elvis Costello - The Delivery Man
21. Sam Phillips - Martinis & Bikinis
22. The Abyssinian Baptist Gospel Choir - Shakin’
the Rafters
23. 'The Masked Marvel' Charley Patton -
Screamin' and Hollerin' the Blues
24. Ray Charles - Modern Sounds in Country and
Western Music
25. Harry Partch - Harry Partch Collection Vol. 1
26. Lenny Bruce - Let The Buyer Beware
27. Leadbelly - Last Sessions by Leadbelly
28. Kaizers Orchestra - Ompa Til du Dør

Re: Artist's Favorite Lists

This raises an interesting issue. There's no reason why these lists shouldn't be included in AM but there's so many of them done in magazines all over the world on a regular basis and they're usually so insincere I wouldn't think that they would be appropriate.

Re: Artist's Favorite Lists

Terrific list from Tom Waits!!

Re: Artist's Favorite Lists

not terrific, but it's certainly very strange

Re: Artist's Favorite Lists

Well, I can change terrific for interesting or significant. A list including Sinatra, Captain Beefheart, “Bohemian-Moravian Bands”, Charlie Patton, Frank Zappa, “Exile on Main Street”, Lounge Lizards, “Prison Songs”, Thelonious Monk, Lenny Bruce and The Pogues gives you the perfect indication of how is the music of Tom Waits and why.