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Gordon Sharp of CINdYTALK. Photo: Heathcliff

Some bands I love

Some great indie labels and music sites

Favorite albums

I spend a lot of time, and way too much money, on my CD collection. Here's a pretty eclectic list of some of my all-time favorite bands and my favorite records by them:

  • Abba: Greatest Hits
  • And Also the Trees: most all, especially Virus Meadow
  • Virginia Astley: Hope in a Darkened Heart
  • Bailter Space: Robot World
  • Bark Psychosis: Independency or Hex
  • Bauhaus: Mask
  • Big Star: most all, especially 3rd
  • Björk: Vespertine
  • Blondie: Eat to the Beat
  • Breathless: Between Happiness and Heartache
  • David Bowie: either Low or Heroes
  • Kate Bush: many, especially The Dreaming or Hounds of Love
  • Catherine Wheel: Ferment
  • Chris & Cosey: Techno-Primitiv
  • Cindytalk: all, especially In This World
  • Clan of Xymox: Clan of Xymox or Medusa
  • Clinic: Walking With Thee
  • Cocteau Twins: all, but especially Treasure, Victorialand, or Milk and Kisses
  • Coil: Love's Secret Domain
  • Cranes: Forever
  • Cure: many, especially Faith and Pornography
  • Dead Can Dance: either Dead Can Dance or Within the Realm of a Dying Sun
  • Depeche Mode: Black Celebration
  • Nick Drake: Pink Moon
  • Duran Duran: Rio
  • Durutti Column: LC
  • Echo & the Bunnymen: Ocean Rain
  • Elbow: Asleep in the Back
  • Brian Eno: either Music for Films or Apollo
  • Felt: either Crumbling the Antiseptic Beauty or Forever Breathes the Lonely Word
  • Flying Saucer Attack: Further
  • John Foxx: Metamatic
  • Jon Hassell & Brian Eno: Fourth World: Possible Musics
  • House of Love: Babe Rainbow
  • Hula: Murmur or 1000 Hours
  • Icehouse: Primitive Man
  • In the Nursery: Twins or Stormhorse
  • Interpol: Turn on the Bright Lights
  • Japan: Gentlemen Take Polaroids or Tin Drum
  • Jesus & Mary Chain: Psychocandy
  • Joy Division: Closer
  • Kraftwerk: Trans-Europe Express or The Man-Machine
  • Labradford: Labradford
  • Low: Secret Name or Things We Lost in the Fire
  • Lowlife: Diminuendo
  • Lush: Gala
  • Mogwai: Rock Action
  • Mojave 3: Ask Me Tomorrow
  • Moose: xyz
  • Múm: Finally We Are No One
  • My Bloody Valentine: Loveless
  • New Order: Power, Corruption & Lies
  • Gary Numan: The Pleasure Principle
  • OMD: Architecture and Morality or Dazzle Ships
  • Pale Saints: In Ribbons
  • Placebo: Without You I'm Nothing
  • Portishead: Dummy
  • Psychedelic Furs: Forever Now
  • Queen: A Night at the Opera
  • Radiohead: most of them, especially The Bends and OK Computer
  • Red House Painters: Red House Painters (rollercoaster cover)
  • REM: Murmur
  • Ride: Nowhere
  • Roxy Music: Avalon
  • Scala: To You in Alpha
  • Seefeel: Quique
  • Shelleyan Orphan: Helleborine or Humroot
  • Sigur-Rós: ( )
  • Simple Minds: Sons and Fascination or New Gold Dream
  • Slowdive: either Just For a Day or Souvlaki
  • Smiths: either The Smiths or The Queen Is Dead
  • SPK: Zamia Lehmanni (Songs for Byzantine Flowers)
  • Sparks: Propaganda
  • Spiritualized: Lazer Guided Melodies
  • Spoons: Arias & Symphonies
  • Stereolab: Transient Random-Noise Bursts with Announcements
  • Suede: Dog Man Star
  • Sundays: either Reading Writing & Arithmetic or Blind
  • Swans: Children of God
  • Swervedriver: Mezcal Head
  • David Sylvian: either Brilliant Trees or Gone to Earth
  • Talk Talk: most all, especially The Colour of Spring, Spirit of Eden & Laughing Stock
  • Tears for Fears: the Hurting
  • This Mortal Coil: all, It'll End in Tears, Filigree and Shadow, and Blood
  • U2: either Boy or October
  • Ultravox: either Systems of Romance or Vienna
  • Velvet Underground: the Velvet Underground & Nico
  • Scott Walker: Climate of Hunter
  • Wolfgang Press: The Legendary Wolfgang Press and Other Stories

Additional bands/musicians I love

Air, the Album Leaf, Alpha, Altered Images, Tori Amos, Amp, Aphex Twin, Arab Strap, Auburn Lull, Autechre, the Autumns, A Beautiful Machine, Belle & Sebastian, Bethany Curve, Boards of Canada, Boo Radleys, Bowery Electric, Broadcast, Tim Buckley, Harold Budd, Built to Spill, Cabaret Voltaire, the Carpenters, Chapterhouse, Clock DVA, Coldplay, Curve, the Czars, Iris Dement, Dif Juz, DJ Shadow, the Doves, Earwig, the Ecstasy of St. Theresa, Roger Eno, Everything But the Girl, the Fixx, Future Sound of London, Geneva, Lisa Germano, Goldfrapp, Grandaddy, Grenadine, Gus Gus, Halou, P.J. Harvey, Heligoland, the Helio Sequence, His Name is Alive, Mark Hollis, Jessamine, Even Johansen, Jay-Jay Johanson, Kitchens of Distinction, Laika, Lovesliescrushing, Mahogany, Main, Mandalay, Massive Attack, Modern English, O.Rang, Sinead O'Connor, Mary Margaret O'Hara, Bjorn Olsson, the Orb, Orbital, Plastikman, Revolver, Saint Etienne, Scorn, Nina Simone, Siouxsie & the Banshees, Skinny Puppy, Smashing Pumpkins, Starflyer 59, Third Eye Foundation, Tram, Travis, Underworld, Verve, Visage, Whirlaway, Windy & Carl, Xmal Deutschland, the Zephyrs.