Sea Of Tranquility

The Web Source for Progressive Rock, Progressive Metal & Jazz-Fusion
  Search   in       
Main Menu

NewsTom De Val's Favorite 'Desert Island' CDs

Posted on Tuesday, August 02 2011 @ 20:54:18 CDT by Duncan Glenday

PFM - Per Un Amico - just a beautiful and imaginative album, understated yet extremely effective.

Genesis - Selling England By The Pound - honestly, I could have made up half of this list with the 1970-76 Genesis albums, but this one, wonderfully evocative of an England long since vanished, just about pips the others to the post

Talk Talk - Spirit of Eden - spare, haunting, and incredibly atmospheric. Talk Talk were way ahead of their time.

Pink Floyd - Dark Side of The Moon - OK, predictable choice, but its a big seller for a reason, this is a fantastic album that still sounds fresh.

Scott Walker - Scott 4 - brilliantly composed and arranged songs topped by Walker's wonderfully evocative voice. The Seventh Seal is a masterful track, one of my favourite opening songs of any album.

Midnight Oil - Red Sails In The Sunset - I've always loved the Oils; although Diesel And Dust was their commercial breakthrough, its the rawer and more vital-sounding predecessor which I return to most often

Death - Symbolic - An utter master-class in technical death metal. Some of the guitar soloing is out of this world, and Gene Hoglan's drumming is monsterous

Judas Priest - Stained Class - Still my favourite Priest album; how can any metaller worth their salt not thrill to the likes of Exciter, Saints In Hell and Beyond The Realms of Death?

Marillion - Clutching At Straws - I love both the Fish and Hogarth eras of Marillion, but this album still just shades it over the likes of Brave and Marbles - a great late-night listen.

Rush - Moving Pictures - Just a brilliant album that I never tire of. Enough said!

Queen - A Night At The Opera - the first album I ever bought, and I still play this regularly - such a varied but consistent album, with numerous stand-outs.

Steely Dan - Aja - wonderful songs, impecably played. Steve Gadd plays one of the more memorable drum solo's on the title track.

Opeth - Still Life - the album that got me into this superb Swedish band, and still the one I spin the most, although its got some close competition!

Joni Mitchell - The Hissing of Summer Lawns - this album immediately relaxes me when I'm feeling stressed - which I imagine I would do at times, stranded on an island!

Metallica - And Justice For All - pips Slayer's Reign In Blood to the post as my classic thrash album to take - despite the bass being inaudible, this is jam-packed full of some of the best thrash you will ever hear.

The Enid - In The Region Of The Summer Stars - where the worlds of classical and rock merge, The Enid's debut stands the test of time.

David Bowie - Station To Station - A pioneering classic, the missing link between Bowie's glam and new wave phases.

Hits: 3590

Related Links
· More about General
· News by duncanglenday

Most read story about General:
Two tragic losses in the music world

Printer Friendly Page  Print
Send  Send to a Friend

2004 Sea Of Tranquility
For information regarding where to send CD promos and advertising, please see our FAQ page.
If you have questions or comments, please Contact Us.
Please see our Policies Page for Site Usage, Privacy, and Copyright Policies.

All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owner. The comments are property of their posters, all other content Sea of Tranquility

SoT is Hosted by