My Top 15 Albums On The 18th (With Sicknote)

vinyl-goldTo quote Bill Hicks, I must have missed a meeting, hence my embarrassingly-late contribution to the bloggers’ ‘top 15 albums on the 15th September’ concept (my laptop also gave up the ghost just when I was trying to get it in under the wire).

But like a lot of music fans, I can’t resist a list, so here’s my top 15 as of today. I set myself a few guidelines: only one artist per slot, no dud tracks, no compilations, and some kind of stylistic variety on offer across the selection; in other words, I thought of the 15 albums as a kind of extended desert-island playlist.

So here we go, in no particular order…

Lewis Taylor: Lewis Taylor (1996)


The Beatles: Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)


Roxy Music: Avalon (1982)


Steely Dan: Gaucho (1980)


Peter Gabriel: III (1980)

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Weather Report: Mr Gone (1978)

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XTC: Skylarking (1985)


Cocteau Twins: Heaven Or Las Vegas (1990)


David Sylvian: Gone To Earth (1986)

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Sly And The Family Stone: There’s A Riot Goin’ On (1971)


Tribal Tech: Illicit (1992)


Stanley Clarke: Stanley Clarke (1974)


Herbie Hancock/Freddie Hubbard/Wayne Shorter/Ron Carter/Tony Williams: VSOP The Quintet (1979)


John Martyn: Glorious Fool (1981)


Scritti Politti: Cupid And Psyche ’85 (1985)


Just missed the cut:

Grace Jones: Nightclubbing (1981)

Prince: Around The World In A Day (1985)

Mr Bungle: California (1999)

It Bites: Once Around The World (1988)

Mark Isham: Vapour Drawings (1983)

Prefab Sprout: Jordan The Comeback (1990)

Michael Jackson: Thriller (1982)

Level 42: World Machine (1985)

Thomas Dolby: The Flat Earth (1984)

John McLaughlin/One Truth Band: Electric Dreams (1979)

Miles Davis: Nefertiti (1967)

Love And Money: Strange Kind Of Love (1988)

David Bowie: Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) (1980)

Thelonious Monk: Genius Of Modern Music Vol. 2 (1951)


4 thoughts on “My Top 15 Albums On The 18th (With Sicknote)

  1. I only posted mine yesterday, Matt. We’re fashionably late (I hope).
    Having a dozen of these on my shelves, I’ll just pick out ‘Gone to earth’ – an absolute favourite in Vinyl Connection land.


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