Your Top 20 Favourite Albums


Thanks, but there were two - were you referring to the McCreesh Messiah or The Borodin Quartet?


1 - New Order - Movement (looking forward to the remaster in April)
2 - New Order - Music Complete
3 - Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures (a game changer for me)
4 - Blondie - Parallel Lines
5 - Cabaret Voltaire - The Covenant, the Sword and the arm of the lord
6 - Jess Glynne - I cry when I laugh
7 - Holst - The Planets
8 - Amy Winehouse - Back to black
9 - Chemical Brothers - Dig your own hole
10 - Depeche Mode - Speak and spell ( I am an Essex boy after all)
11 - Florence and the Machine - Lungs
12 - Human League - Dare
13 - Kraftwerk - Man Machine
14 - Mark Ronson - Version
15 - Nitzer Ebb - That total age
16 - Orbital - The Altogether
17 - Propaganda - Wishful Thinking
18 - Rag-n-bone man - Human
19 - The Smiths - Hatful of hollow
20 - VCMG - Ssss

It has been great reading through peoples lists, some golden oldies will be pulled out to listen to tonight.

Just one question … I have not seen any Goldfrapp yet ?..


OK guys, time to start telling the truth! Go to the Naim app and see what you’ve really been listening to most. I’m sure my list would have been quite different if I’d done it from memory…


My bad, Borodin!


Ah yes, of course. Wonderful.


I give up - How’d you create that? Thks


Assuming you have a Naim streamer, the server probably has a most played, top 20, or whatever, list that will be visible in the server/UPnP app. Obviously if you use Tidal etc. that won’t be included.


Hi & thanks Chris - I’m using a Uniti Core into a 272. It doesn’t look like the Core (or 272) has a “most played” listing, or if it does I can’t find it. No big deal, I was just curious. Thks again - Bob


The Unitiserve has this, so is it yet another of it’s features that has been dropped from the Core? Could be that you need to enable that view in the Core settings.
Either way, it’s a server issue. If the server can do it, your 272 will be able to display it.


Hi again - It doesn’t look like the Core has this feature. Oh well ----


Felt Mountain was in my top 20 @biddler66



I should have included Seventh Tree - Cologne Cerrone Houdini is such a sublime track.


As you can see Dave, I have quite diverse tastes. Loved BM since hearing “Under Sign of Black Mark” although a lot these days sound samey to these ears. Agree your comment re Mortuus. Multi talented guy. - check out Funeral Mist. Which band were you in touring? Maybe I have material already?


Just for the Record…My top 20… is still work in progress :grin:


Yeah I’ve never got round to listening to Funeral Mist, will check them out. The band was Anaal Nathrakh, we joined them for a few shows around the UK/Ireland. Was a decent, albeit short, little tour.


Not in order and I’m not including classical in this as they are not really albums.

Miles D - Kind of Blue
John Coltrane - Blue Train
Free - Free
Famous Blue Raincoat - Jennifer Warnes
Ricki Lee Jones - Ricki Lee Jones
Count Basie - The Atomic Mr Basie
Al Di Meola - Elegant Gypsy
Paul Simon - Hearts and Bones
Jackson Browne - The Pretender
The Eagles - Desparado
Cream - Live at the RAH 2005
Jeff Beck - Performing This Week (Ronnie Scott’s)
Ry Cooder/Ali Farke Toure - Timbuktu
Julian Cannonball Adderley - Something Else
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Willy and the Poorboys
Ry Cooder - The Prodigal Son
Dire Straits - Love Over Gold
Donald Fagin - The Nightfly
Charles Mingus - Ah Um
Sting - Nothing Like The Sun

  1. Richard Thompson: Acoustic classics
  2. Sandy Denny: The North Star Grassman
  3. Strawbs: bursting at the seams
  4. Pink Floyd: Darkside …
  5. Sibelius: Violin Concerto
  6. Shostakovich: symphony no. 10 & Ballet suite no.1
  7. Vaughn Williams: Mass in G minor /
  8. Peter Gabriel: one
  9. Talking Heads: 77
  10. Massive Attack: no protection
  11. Goldfrapp: felt mountain
  12. Radiohead: the bends
  13. Genesis: Selling England
  14. Bach JS: violin concertos
  15. Jacques Loussier: Goldberg variations
  16. Otto Liebert: Nouveau flamenco
  17. Schubert: Quintet
  18. Nightmares on wax: car boot soul
  19. Allan Stivel: Renaissance
  20. Kol Simcha: klezmer soul

I wish I could do this by genre. Or give a potted history but then we would be on Desert Island Discs … Why is there no room for Allegri’s Miserere?


This is mine from the Naim app. There are a couple I didn’t expect.


Ouch, this took some serious pruning as another “can’t not have that” sprang to mind, and even now I suspect nearly half could be bumped.

Bach - Well Tempered Clavier Angela Hewitt (2nd recording)
Beethoven Symphony Number 7 Harnoncourt and COE
Beethoven String Quartets Op, 127 and 135 Alban Berg Quartet (studio recording)
Schubert String Quintet Alban Berg Quartet and Heinrich Schiff
Schubert Hyperion Lieder Edition Brigitte Fassbaender
Led Zeppelin IV
Joni Mitchell Hejira
Fairport Convention Liege and Lief
Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here
Richard and Linda Thompson I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight
The Beatles Abbey Road
The Beach Boys Pet Sounds
The Beautiful South Gold (Greatest Hits)
The Kinks The Black Album
Jimi Hendrix Are You Experienced
Mary Black Babes in the Wood
David Bowie The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
Gram Parsons Grievous Angel
The Band The Last Waltz
Bob Dylan The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan