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What are your 'Desert Island Discs'?


What are your 'Desert Island Discs'?

Hey everyone!


So being a fairly new moderator on the community I thought it would be a good to get an idea of what music everyone enjoys. 


What better way than to pick your desert island discs?


So it's pretty simple, you are stranded on a desert island with a working CD player- which 5 albums do you have with you? (No greatest hits or compilations!!)


To keep with the 'Desert Island Discs' theme, choose 1 book and 1 luxury item too. 


I'll start us off...


5 Albums

Stereophonics – You Gotta Go There To Come Back

Jamie T – Panic Prevention

Coldplay – A Rush Of Blood To The Head

M83 – Hurry Up We're Dreaming

Sigur Ros – Takk...


1 Book

'I Am Legend' by Richard Matheson 

1 Luxury Item

Ray-Ban Aviators 😉


Looking forward to seeing everyone elses!


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I'm going to skip finding a working CD player and happen to come accross a working record players. So the five records I would bring with me are the following:


1. The Beatles - Abbey Road

2. The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

3. Led Zeppelin - IV (or Sticks)

4. daft punk - Discovery

5. Elvis Costello - Live at Hollywood High


The one book I would bring with me...

-Christopher Moore's "Lamb (The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal)"


Luxury Item...

-Fishing Pole

Spoyify hangs cominh back soon with song


The Incredible String Band - Wee Tam & The Big Huge

Peter Gabriel - So

Bliss Denmark - No One Built This Moment

Leonard Cohen - Ten New Songs

Yes - Close To The Edge

I'm so down for this, had these in the back of my head for years


5 Albums

Green Day – Dookie - first ever purchase on cassette of all things - burned out 2 copies from repeat plays

Extreme – Extreme II - Pornograffitti - Nuno Bettencourt is my spirit animal

Eminem – Relapse - massively under-rated Em album, though I'd have "Hell" from Bad Meets Evil in a pinch

Jason Mraz – Jason Mraz Live & Acoustic 2001 - maybe weird to choose a live album but this is a beaut, plus it was my intro to my favourite of Jason's songs: Unfold that doesn't appear on any studio album that I can find

Jeff Beck – Who Else! - guitar pornography


1 Book

'I, Lucifer' - Glen Duncan

1 Luxury Item

Local anaesthetic and some needles (I've seen Castaway)

I would love to play Lost! Here are my 5 albums to enjoy with a virgin Pina Colada 🙂





Without music life would be a mistake - Nietschze



1) Anathema - Weather Systems

2) Beyond the Bridge - The Old Man and the Spirit

3) Arcade Fire - Funeral

4) Cocteau Twins - Heaven or Las Vegas

5) Joni Mitchell - Blue


Book: Something about survival on a deserted island. (I don't read much)


Luxury Item: A yearbook

This one was pretty hard, but I think I've got mine:


5 Albums

Jekyll & Hyde – Jekyll & Hyde

Serdyuchka Verka – I do not understand

I Am Arrows – Sun Comes Up Again

Twenty One Pilots – Vessel

Panic! At The Disco – Vices & Virtues


1 Book

Dealing with Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede. 

1 Luxury Item

My Clavinova (piano)

"The woods are lovely, dark and deep, / but I have promises to keep / and miles to go before I sleep / and miles to go before I sleep" - Robert Frost, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

Love this topic. Here's hoping there's power on the island.


Had to break the 'no greatest hits' rule because I can't possibly choose a fav Stones/Beatles/Bowie album.


My Desert Island Discs:

1) The Rolling Stones – Exile On Main Street 

2) The Rolling Stones – The Rolling Stones Singles Box Set (1971-2006)

3) The Beatles (not available on Spotify)

4) David Bowie – Platinum Collection or David Bowie – Best Of Bowie

5) Drive Soundtrack

Old head Alert-


Bob Dylan - Love and Theft

Beatles - Abby Road

Genesis - The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway

Neil Young - Tonight's the Night

Grateful Dead - Ladies and Gentlemen...


If I could have one alternate it would be Cold Play - X&Y

I'm a little late to the party (okay. I'm a newbie) but love this thread so I have to respond. 😉


Top 5 albums (in no particular order)

1 Book

1 Luxury Item

  • Sun screen. I shave my head and a deserted island sounds warm and sunny.



my 5 albums

Ac/Dc- Back in Black

Judas Priest - screaming for vengence

Judas Priest -Defenders of the Faith

Def Leppard - Pyromania

Ozzy Osbourne - Tribute to Randy Rhoads


book Carrie

luxery item my issues of  my old rock magazines.

That Back in Black album is outrageously awesome @80sFanalso . I remember when I first heard it. 

5 Albums :


The Doors – L.A. Woman

Neil Young – Harvest

Deep Purple – Machine Head

Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin II

Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here


1 Book :


Capitale de la Douleur by Paul Eluard (french poetry)


1 Luxury Item :

My guitar, my wonderful Telecaster

"At night the moon became
A woman’s face
I met the Spirit of Music"

-Jim Morrison-

Radiohead - In Rainbows
The Clash - London Calling
Sex Pistols - Nevermind the Bollocks...
The National - Boxer
Radiohead - Kid A

I am a white person and I have awful taste in music.

Oh and for book I'll go with the Holy Bible because it's long enough to start a good fire and luxury item let's say a chess set and I'll teach a monkey how to play.

For a people who have awful taste in music, I found these albums quite amazing !

Believe me Melody', there's really worse ah ah !

"At night the moon became
A woman’s face
I met the Spirit of Music"

-Jim Morrison-

Ha, I like your list too, dude.

Other than Pink Floyd because ***k Pink Floyd.

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