Wesley A. Kose, over at Jaguaro, has a list of the “Features: One Hundred Albums You Should Remove from Your Collection Immediately”. Records that are “critic-mandated vanity archives”, were at one point The Next Big Thing, or nostalgic favourites that you don’t actually listen to all get the blindfold and high wall. I’ve not got all that many of them, which you might think is encouraging, but it’s not; I don’t have all that many albums (however many you have, I have less), so these are a correspondingly greater slice of my collection. Consider me humbled, and I’ll do my best to get rid of:
- U2 - The Joshua Tree
- Nirvana - Nevermind
- Miles Davis - Bitches Brew
- Oasis - What’s the Story, Morning Glory?
- Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik
- Chemical Bothers - Dig Your Own Hole
- Pulp Fiction - Original Soundtrack
- The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band
- R.E.M.- Out of Time
- Beastie Boys - Check Your Head/Ill Communication
So, 10% of the not-to-possess albums are here at Castle Langridge. In my defence, I haven’t got one of these on CD; they were all taped off other people. Does this make me feel better? No. What does make me feel better is that I’m sure Tim and Andy have both got more of these than me, although they will gleefully point it out if they have not.