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Fave sounds 1976-1980.

Jason Parkes
 
Station To Station
Station To Station
"My fave Bowie album from his golden period: The Man Who Sold the World to "Heroes". Word on a Wing slays me, while Golden Years is probably the greatest single ever..."
Heart And Soul Box Set
Heart And Soul Box Set
"'Unknown Pleasures' & 'Closer' plus singles, sessions, demos & live tracks. Life without this is unimaginable-you can even forgive the pretentious sleevenotes."
Trans-Europe Express
Trans-Europe Express
"Their finest album & the sound of the future."
The Specials
The Specials
"Brilliant debut- everything that is said about The Streets debut applies to this. And they ripped off 'Brown Sugar' better than The Dandy Warhols ('Little Bi*ch')."
Terminal Tower
Terminal Tower
"Brilliant collection of band who would make the equally brilliant Modern Dance & Dub Housing albums. Final Solution, 30 Seconds Over Tokyo & My Dark Ages are amongst the highlights."
Magazine (Maybe It's Right to Be Nervous Now)
Magazine (Maybe It's Right to Be Nervous Now)
"Excellent box-set- the stuff post 1980 isn't very good- the stuff from 1978 to 1980 is indispensable."
Singles Going Steady
Singles Going Steady
"Great singles set."
Lust For Life
Lust For Life
"This and 'The Idiot' are albums that no record collection should be without."
The Second Album Plus The First Rehearsal Tapes
The Second Album Plus The First Rehearsal Tapes
"The 2nd Suicide LP in its electronic glory, plus 'Dream Baby Dream/Radiation' & a cd of early demos."
Gentlemen Take Polaroids
Gentlemen Take Polaroids
"The finest Japan album- 'Nightporter' still leaves the senses reeling."
Crocodiles
Crocodiles
"The only LP you need by Echo & the Bunnymen: Television do The Stooges."
Arkology
Arkology
"Great triple box-set of music that influenced the best punk- see also the Don Letts compilation."
More Specials
More Specials
"The Specials masterpiece- muzak meets soundtrack."
Reproduction
Reproduction
"As harsh as Cabaret Voltaire or Suicide; as vital as both. This, 'Travelogue' & 'Dare!' are all must have's"
Marquee Moon
Marquee Moon
"'Marquee Moon' may be the best song with guitars in ever; dream on Storks!"
Spiral Scratch
Spiral Scratch
"Buzzcocks # 1- Devoto is living in a movie. Best punk record methinks."
Get Happy
Get Happy
"Brilliant double album: 'New Amsterdam', 'High Fidelity', 'Riot Act', plus loads of great bonus tracks. First masterpiece!"
Kiss This
Kiss This
"All you need to celebrate the upcoming Jubilee!"
Pink Flag/154/Chairs Missing
Pink Flag/154/Chairs Missing
"Lovely box-set of Wire's 70s albums, including such joys as 12XU, Lowdown, Ex Lion Tamer, I am the Fly, Heartbeat, A Touching Display, I Should Have Known Better, Outdoor Miner etc"
Seventeen Seconds
Seventeen Seconds
"Descent into gloom for The Cure- 'Play for Today', 'At Night' & 'A Forest' are highlights."
Songs The Lord Taught Us
Songs The Lord Taught Us
"B-movie rockabilly of the finest order- highlights?- 'I Was a Teenage Werewolf' & 'Strychnine'. Produced by Alex Chilton."
Quiet Life
Quiet Life
"The first great Japan album- 'The Other Side of Life' is huge & 'Life in Tokyo' is Kylie Minogue's 'Can't Get You Out of My Head'!"
Songs In The Key Of Life
Songs In The Key Of Life
"Apart from 'Isn't She Lovely' this is a wonderful double album- part. 'Love's In Need of Love Today' & 'Joy Inside My Tears'."
The River
The River
"Another great double set: every track a winner!"
Sandinista!
Sandinista!
"Arguably The Clash's finest, most eclectic hour (I've overplayed 'London Calling' & 'The Story of the Clash')"