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The BBC reports on a new trend amongst music lovers for sitting down on big sofas and armchairs, putting a whole album on to the turntable and listening. In silence. No talking. No going to the toilet. No phones. No tweeting.

Lights down and a pint to hand, appreciating the nuances of Ziggy Stardust or Dark Side of the Moon or the first Stone Roses album. 

The idea comes from a sense that the pick n mix approach to music means that your daily soundtrack becomes an endless stream of random tunes thrown up by the shuffle button or a background noise while you update your facebook status, chat to your mates in the bar and check the footie scores. Down with music as part of your multi-tasking day! 

So, if you were to join the Harringay Classic Album Appreciation Society, what would you pop on the turntable first?

For me, I think I'd start with The Beatles Revolver, but where would we go from there...over to you.

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Easter Everywhere by The 13th Floor Elevators

The Stooges self-titled debut

Moanin' In The Moonlight - Howlin' Wolf

Marquee Moon - Television

Piper at the Gates of Dawn - Syd's Pink Floyd




+1 Marquee Moon
+1 Piper at the Gates of Dawn
+1 Easter Everywhere - and like so much from that time the mono mix is way better. Also add Fun House as well as The Stooges 1st.
The John Handy Quintet Live at the Monterey Jazz Festival
David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust; The Clash - London Calling; Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion; The Black Keys - Brothers; The Cure - Disintegration; Television - Marquee Moon; The Rolling Stones - Let It Bleed; Prince - Sign 'O' The Times. Plus many,many more. With regard to finest debut ever probably is The Stone Roses.
+1 David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust
+1 The Clash - London Calling
Ditto x 2!
JJ Cale - 5
Little Feat - Dixie Chicken
Lou Reed - New York.
(Can we talk / go to the loo / tweet between sides?)

NO! The moment of silence between sides is all part of the experience (apparently).

We've got enough suggestions here to last months. Now we just need a room with sofas/armchairs, a supply of beer and a turntable. Anyone?



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