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21 CDs to listen to when you're drunk and feeling maudlin

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Duet
Duet
"My all-time favorite drinking album. Day would break your heart in 'My one and only love'. Treat yourself to a vodka and coke on the rocks for this."
Barcelona
Barcelona
"An unlikely combination, but give it a whirl. Caballe is truely La Superba. Mercury's songs are a real treat.  Mix up a bloody Mary."
OK Computer
OK Computer
"Quite simply the best rock album ever written, bar none. The songs are simple yet powerful. Sit back and have a few beers."
Puccini: Madama Butterfly (highlights)
Puccini: Madama Butterfly (highlights)
"Freni and Pavarotti are the fitful stars of Puccini's most poignant tear-jerker. Let it wash over you with a long cool cocktail."
Barbra Joan Streisand
Barbra Joan Streisand
"Streisand's best album. 'You've got a friend' is beautifully interpreted. Crack open a nice bottle of rioja."
Verdi - Requiem
Verdi - Requiem
"Verdi's greatest opera is a requiem. You'll need a stiff gin to get you through this."
The Dance Collection
The Dance Collection
"Worth it for 17 minutes of 'MacArthur Park' alone. A screwdriver would go down nicely here."
Puccini: Tosca (highlights)
Puccini: Tosca (highlights)
"Ricciarelli's voice soars in Puccini's dramatic tale of love and death. Knock back a few vodkas with cranberry - and heavy on the vodka!"
Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas
"You shouldn't have to wait till Christmas to slip on this, Mariah's best album. 'O holy night' is a knock-out.  This would go down well with some seasonal mulled wine."
Puccini Arias
Puccini Arias
"It's not over till the fat lady sings (and they don't come much fatter than Caballe) but you'll wish this would never end. Settle down for the night by throwing some margueritas together"
Romantic Callas
Romantic Callas
"The ultimate drama queen. Her 'La mamma morta' has never been bettered. Wallow in it along with a few whiskies and ginger ale."
Ray Of Light (U.S. Version)
Ray Of Light (U.S. Version)
"Programme in the odd numbered songs - they're better than the even. And boogie along with a few Bicardi Breezers (orange-flavour)"
Wagner: Siegfried Idyll, Tristan und isolde
Wagner: Siegfried Idyll, Tristan und isolde
"Wagner and Jessye Norman. A combination that could only be listened to with a bottle or two of dry red wine from California or Australia."
Everything Must Go
Everything Must Go
"The Manics only totally cohesive album from start to finish. Enjoy it with ice cold beer."
Respighi: Pines of Rome
Respighi: Pines of Rome
"Respighi's trilogy dedicated to the Eternal City is a joyful assault on the ears. When the nightingale sings you'll weep a bucketful. Consol yourself with a rum and coke."
True Love Waits - The Music of Radiohead
True Love Waits - The Music of Radiohead
"Lovely crossover album featuring virtuosic arrangements of Radiohead's loveliest tunes. Wash it down with Tia Maria straight."
Dinah Sings/Somebody Loves Me
Dinah Sings/Somebody Loves Me
"Expressive jazz standards from Previn and Shore.  Give this a whirl and weep into your Peach Schnapps and lemonade - ice cold, of course."
Original Hooked On Classics Collection
Original Hooked On Classics Collection
"Can-Can in front of the toothpaste speckled mirror in your bedsit to your favorite classics against a disco beat.  Swig deeply from a few bottles of WKD."
Heartbreaker
Heartbreaker
"Funk along with the unbeatable combination of Dionne Warwick and the BeeGee brothers. Mix yourself a bowl of strong punch and let yourself get sloshed."
Sergei Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos 2 & 3
Sergei Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos 2 & 3
"Rachmaninov's epic 3rd piano concerto needs a warhorse to execute - and Vasary pulls out every stop. You will require some warming Bailey's Irish Cream - on the rocks!"
Echoes
Echoes
"Will Young's best album deserves your best attention. A limoncello slushie!"