Modern Classics

Album Suggestions from August 2012

Most of these suggestions were gathered at our back-to-back listening sessions at Camp Bestival so there is a pretty decent variety. I was kind of taken back to see Rush – that is a first! They were hugely popular in my small hometown in Massachusetts and the only time I have ever heard their music played here in the UK was at the local fishmongers. No idea why but I remembered all of the lyrics. Where do we store those relics?

I see lots of Prince and we’re featuring Purple Rain in September. CAS will be playing two other suggestions below at Bestival: The Jimi Hendrix’s “Axis: Bold as Love” and Van Morrison “Astral Weeks”. I do listen.

The Cure- Disintegration

Mike Oldfield- Tubular Bells

REM- Automatic For The People

Massive Attack- Mezzanine

The Verve- Urban Hymns

KLF- Chill Out

Public Enemy- It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back

Massive Attack- Blue Lines

Portishead- Dummy

Tim Buckley- Greetings From LA

Echo & The Bunnymen- Ocean Rain

Todd Rundgren- A Wizard, A True Star

Sonic Youth- Sister

The Moody Blues- On The Threshold Of A Dream

Michael Jackson- Bad

Prince- Sign ‘O’ The Times

Michael Jackson- Off The Wall

Rollins Band- The End Of Silence

Morcheeba- Big Calm

Bruce Springsteen- Born To Run

David Bowie- Hunky Dory

John Hopkins/ King Creosote- Diamond Mine

Jimi Hendrix- Electric Ladyland

John Martyn- Solid Air

The Velvet Underground & Nico- The Velvet Underground & Nico

Ray Charles- What I’d Say

The Rolling Stones- Let It Bleed

Radiohead- Ok Computer

The Beatles- The White Album

Jean Michel Jarre- Oxygene

Paul Weller- Wild Wood

Allan Parsons Project- I Robot

Soft Cell- Non Stop Erotic Cabaret

Prince- Lovesexy

The Smiths- The Queen Is Dead

David Bowie- Ziggy Stardust

Prince- Purple Rain

The Beatles- Revolver

The Beatles- Help!

Rush- Permanent Waves

Queen- Sheer Heart Attack

Nick Drake- Blue Moon

Shack- H.M.S. Fable

The La’s- The La’s

Pixies- Doolittle

Queen- Night At The Opera

Leftfield- Leftism

Orbital- Orbital

Stevie Wonder- Songs In The Key Of Life

Rollins Band- Weight

Ian Dury & The Blockheads- New Boots and Panties

Pearl Jam- Yield

Genesis- The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway

Nic Jones- Penguin Eggs

Lou Reed- New York

Primal Scream- Screamadelica

Van Morrison- Astral Weeks

Love- Forever Changes

Heaven 17- Penthouse & Pavement

Michael Jackson- Thriller

Beach Boys- Pet Sounds

The Jam- All Mod Cons

Boney M- Nightflight To Venus

Orange Juice- You Can’t Hide Your Love Forever

INXS- Kick

The Doors- LA Woman

Deacon Blue- Raintown

Joy Division- Closer

The Rolling Stones- Exile On Main Street

Bob Dylan- Blonde On Blonde

Echo & The Bunnymen- Ocean Rain

David Bowie- Let’s Dance

Lou Reed- Transformer

Talking Heads- Remain In Light

Neil Young- Tonight’s The Night

Kate Bush- Hounds Of Love

Brian Eno- Atmospheres and Soundtracks

Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark- Architecture & Morality

The Cult- The Cult

The Who- Quadrophenia

Cocteau Twins- Blue Bell Knoll

Jimi Hendrix- Axis: Bold As Love

The Jam- Sound Affects

Paul Simon- Graceland

The Strawbs- Grave New World

The Waterboys- This Is The Sea

The Stone Roses- The Stone Roses

The Band- Music From Big Pink

Sly & The Family Stone- There’s A Riot Goin’ On

Crowded House- Together Alone

Led Zeppelin- III

Queens Of The Stone Age- Rated R

The Cure- Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me

Depeche Mode- Violator

The Fall- This Nation’s Saving Grace

PJ Harvey- Dry

Spiritualized- Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space

Frank Turner- Love Ire And Song

Pavement- Brighten The Corners

Joy Division- Unknown Pleasures

My Bloody Valentine- Loveless

Talk Talk- Laughing Stock

Talk Talk- Spirit Of Eden

Radiohead- Kid A

Radiohead- In Rainbows

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