Favourite albums of an old music bore, pretty much in order.

A Listmania! list by MR P FITTON (Oldham, Manchester UK)
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Grand Necropolitan
1.  Grand Necropolitan by Cathal Coughlan
The list author says:
  "Rock's final genius. Fiercely intelligent lyrics, powerfully inventive music, fine songs and CC's rich sardonic voice. And 'Unbroken Ones' is just beautiful."
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Valhalla Avenue
2.  Valhalla Avenue by Fatima Mansions
The list author says:
  "Possibly the greatest rock album ever made. Feverish, halucinatory, brutal, beautiful, poetic. I don't know anyone who's heard this album who doesn't rave about it."
£19.99   Used & New from: £5.25
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Scott 3
3.  Scott 3 by Scott Walker
The list author says:
  "A masterpiece. His best album in my view. Sustained brilliance from the first note to the last. Scott's voice can simultaneously soothe and disturb. And the songs...."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

New York Tendaberry
4.  New York Tendaberry by Laura Nyro
The list author says:
  "Laura Nyro at her peak. Exotic and visionary like Ms Nyro herself. Imaginative and powerfully moving music."
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Sibelius : Symphonies Nos. 2 & 7
5.  Sibelius : Symphonies Nos. 2 & 7 by Spo/Leaper
The list author says:
  "Sibelius's 7th is probably my favourite single piece of music and this version towers over every other version I've heard. Forget your big name conductors, this is the one."
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Godbluff
6.  Godbluff by Van Der Graaf Generator
The list author says:
  "The wordiest 'rock' album ever made? Surely the most literate. Uncompromising intellectual clarity, astonishingly powerful music. Still sounds startling after 30 years. Angst-ridden but accessible."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

Dream Letter - Live In London 1968
7.  Dream Letter - Live In London 1968 by Tim Buckley
The list author says:
  "As 'Starsailor' is STILL unavailable (why???) this is my Tim Buckley choice. A truly magnificent record."
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Black River Falls
8.  Black River Falls by Cathal Coughlan
The list author says:
  "Coughlan at his most accessible. Beautiful and reflective but still fuelled by rage and disgust. Coughlan has few serious rivals as a lyricist."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

We're Only in it for the Money
9.  We're Only in it for the Money by Frank Zappa
The list author says:
  "Tough on hippies, tough on the causes of hippies. Zappa's sneering dadaist classic."
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Bartók: Piano Concertos Nos. 1-3
10.  Bartók: Piano Concertos Nos. 1-3 by Béla Bartók
The list author says:
  "Naxos really comes into its own with CDs like this. The music is fantastic as is the recording and performance and it only costs a fiver."
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Igor Stravinsky: Panorama
11.  Igor Stravinsky: Panorama by Academy of St Martin in the Fields^London Symphony Orchestra
The list author says:
  "A fine Stravinsky anthology. The LSO/Dutoit's 'Petrushka' is the highlight."
£14.93   Used & New from: £0.02

L'Histoire de Melody Nelson
12.  L'Histoire de Melody Nelson by Serge Gainsbourg
The list author says:
  "From Lovely French chanson to sub-Beefheartian anarchy, this has it all. A Lascivious, DIRTY album that contains a bizarre name-check for Sunderland. What more could you want?"
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I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight
13.  I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight by Linda Thompson
The list author says:
  "An English folk-rock classic. The title track is one of the most joyous songs you'll ever hear."
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Liege And Lief
14.  Liege And Lief by Fairport Convention
The list author says:
  "Sandy Denny sings Richard Thompson's 'Farewell Farewell'. What else do you need to know?"
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Hejira
15.  Hejira by Joni Mitchell
The list author says:
  "Joni's elegiac journey through the modern American wilderness. Once you've heard 'Amelia' and 'Song for Sharon' you'll never forget them."
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Band of Gypsys
16.  Band of Gypsys by Jimi Hendrix
The list author says:
  "If anyone tries to tell you that Hendrix wasn't rock's greatest guitarist play them 'Power To Love' from this album. Argument won."
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Mingus at Antibes
17.  Mingus at Antibes by Charles Mingus
The list author says:
  "Exhilarating playing. A frenzied, joyous headlong rush. Wonderful."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Grace
18.  Grace by Jeff Buckley
The list author says:
  "Almost everybody loves this album. Quite right too. It always reminds me of the person who introduced me to it. Unfortunately."
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DOTS & LOOPS
19.  DOTS & LOOPS by Stereolab
The list author says:
  "My favourite Stereolab album. Laetitia's French and English vocals are a joy and the band have never sounded better."
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Du Cristal a La Fumee
20.  Du Cristal a La Fumee by Kronos Quartet
The list author says:
  "Elliptical, austere, other-wordly music. 'Du Cristal' is beautiful. Possibly The Only Microtonal Album You'll Ever Need, as Classic FM might say"
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The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
21.  The Revolution Will Not Be Televised by Gil Scott-Heron
The list author says:
  "The revolution will be televised and will be sponsored by Pepsi. Great music, great lyrics. Check out 'Work for Peace' from 'Spirits' too."
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Big Sleeping House
22.  Big Sleeping House by Microdisney
The list author says:
  "Sadly all that remains of Microdisney's recordings is this good, but not great, compilation. Fantastic tunes, angry, hilarious and jaw-droppingly snide lyrics. Nobody sneers like Mr Coughlan sneers."
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American Beauty
23.  American Beauty by Grateful Dead
The list author says:
  "The ultimate hippy band perhaps, but this is a great record. 'Box of Rain' is a fantastic song. As are the others."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

Shutov Assembly
24.  Shutov Assembly by Brian Eno
The list author says:
  "Underrated even by Eno fans but gets used on TV a lot. This deserves to be the Dark Side of the Moon of ambient music."
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Tchaikovsky: Ballet Suites
25.  Tchaikovsky: Ballet Suites by Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky
The list author says:
  "69 minutes of sublime music, beautifully played & recorded. Not one dull moment. Every home should have one."
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