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Title: 89.3 The Current presents 893 essential albums
Post by: slack on May 6, 2016 11:32 AM
89.3 The Current, the radio station that started the nationwide stream of Prince's "Nothing Compares 2 U" the other day, has compiled a list of 893 essential albums, as chosen by the listeners. They're not releasing it all at once, so over the next week, they are playing one song from each album, in order from 893rd to 1st, I will update this thread daily as the albums are revealed.

edit: if you'd like to see the list update live, or even listen to the live stream, click these links:
Live list of the 893 essential albums (http://www.thecurrent.org/feature/2016/05/05/893-essential-albums)
The live stream (http://www.thecurrent.org/listen/)

they're playing through the list from 8am to 7pm cdt for the next week

ok the full list is too long to be posted here so just follow the link (http://www.thecurrent.org/feature/2016/05/05/893-essential-albums)
Title: Re: 89.3 The Current presents 893 essential albums
Post by: rtil on May 7, 2016 08:19 AM
the radio station that started the nationwide stream of Prince's "Nothing Compares 2 U" the other day

???

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a definitive list of the 893 most essential albums of all time (according to nearly 8,000 listeners
kind of a small sample size for such an enormous list

in b4 Radiohead's "OK Computer" is #1
Title: Re: 89.3 The Current presents 893 essential albums
Post by: slack on May 7, 2016 10:15 AM
the radio station that started the nationwide stream of Prince's "Nothing Compares 2 U" the other day
???

There was a large number of radiostations that played Prince's "Nothing Compares 2 U" the other day, because he starts the song saying "it was 7 hours and 13 days ago", they played it at 5:07pm cdt, 7 hours and 13 days after his death
Title: Re: 89.3 The Current presents 893 essential albums
Post by: rtil on May 7, 2016 04:49 PM
oh i see

i don't listen to the radio so i had no idea this was going on
Title: Re: 89.3 The Current presents 893 essential albums
Post by: slack on May 8, 2016 11:14 AM
ok i've updated the list to include numbers 893-600
Title: Re: 89.3 The Current presents 893 essential albums
Post by: slack on May 11, 2016 06:24 PM
ok i have updated the list to include 893 through 200

the countdown will end tomorrow
Title: Re: 89.3 The Current presents 893 essential albums
Post by: slack on May 13, 2016 05:43 PM
Nirvana Nevermind was the top album pick
Title: Re: 89.3 The Current presents 893 essential albums
Post by: bd648 on May 13, 2016 09:21 PM
complete lies.
Title: Re: 89.3 The Current presents 893 essential albums
Post by: rtil on May 13, 2016 10:16 PM
this musical chart does not reflect my exact tastes and is therefore wrong!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: 89.3 The Current presents 893 essential albums
Post by: Unless on May 14, 2016 01:31 AM
This musical chart suggests that its albums are essential for everybody even though most people don't have varied enough musical interests to appreciate them all and is therefore wrong.
Title: Re: 89.3 The Current presents 893 essential albums
Post by: rtil on May 14, 2016 05:33 PM
essential for everybody

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a definitive list of the 893 most essential albums of all time (according to nearly 8,000 listeners, readers and members of The Current).
:duckseason:
Title: Re: 89.3 The Current presents 893 essential albums
Post by: slack on May 14, 2016 09:22 PM
yeah it's a small sample size and it's biased towards MN music but who cares! i thought it was really neat that a LISTENER SUPPORTED public radio station had what it takes to compile such a huge list
Title: Re: 89.3 The Current presents 893 essential albums
Post by: rtil on May 14, 2016 11:02 PM
i was just pointing out they never implied it was for everyone. no one on earth is going to agree with all 893 albums in the exact places that they are ofc
Title: Re: 89.3 The Current presents 893 essential albums
Post by: Unless on May 15, 2016 11:23 AM
I was just pointing out there's not really such a thing as 900 albums specifically that could be essential to (m)anybody.
And sure, it's biased. But it is still pretty neat, yeah.
Title: Re: 89.3 The Current presents 893 essential albums
Post by: rtil on May 15, 2016 04:13 PM
well it's a good thing they didn't say it was essential for everybody then :wile:
Title: Re: 89.3 The Current presents 893 essential albums
Post by: Unless on May 16, 2016 03:35 AM
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Sure. Shame they implied it was essential for anybody, though.
Title: Re: 89.3 The Current presents 893 essential albums
Post by: rtil on May 16, 2016 04:41 PM
ikr? how dare anyone ever make a top anything list
Title: Re: 89.3 The Current presents 893 essential albums
Post by: Unless on May 16, 2016 05:02 PM
yeah! this does not reflect my exact tastes and is therefore wrong!!!!!!!!!!!!  :wile:
Title: Re: 89.3 The Current presents 893 essential albums
Post by: rtil on May 16, 2016 05:20 PM
i'm glad we've reached an understanding this has been a productive thread
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Title: Re: 89.3 The Current presents 893 essential albums
Post by: Unless on May 16, 2016 05:34 PM
idk

this is the impression i get generally trying to post on tba tbh

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Title: Re: 89.3 The Current presents 893 essential albums
Post by: rtil on May 16, 2016 06:42 PM
why you gotta be like that
Title: Re: 89.3 The Current presents 893 essential albums
Post by: Unless on May 16, 2016 06:45 PM
why you gotta be like that
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Title: Re: 89.3 The Current presents 893 essential albums
Post by: Bamyasi on May 16, 2016 07:56 PM
This is why the forums are dead.
Title: Re: 89.3 The Current presents 893 essential albums
Post by: Unless on May 17, 2016 12:59 AM
I thought the forums were inactive because everybody moved to that one IM thing.
Title: Re: 89.3 The Current presents 893 essential albums
Post by: rtil on May 17, 2016 02:00 AM

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Title: Re: 89.3 The Current presents 893 essential albums
Post by: Bamyasi on May 17, 2016 02:22 AM
I thought the forums were inactive because everybody moved to that one IM thing.
Unless get discord.

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Title: Re: 89.3 The Current presents 893 essential albums
Post by: Unless on May 17, 2016 04:28 AM
I don't have a mic here, meaning Discord is only a text IM. So it seems useful like a forum except that you have to be online at the right time to partake in a conversation or even to read it, you can't conveniently go back over older posts, you don't have much time to think about what you're going to respond, you stick to topics even less than normal, many people have yet another set of names and avatars, and you can't afford to tab out.

Sorry man, you had a good run. I'll avenge you if it's convenient.
Title: Re: 89.3 The Current presents 893 essential albums
Post by: Bamyasi on May 17, 2016 01:22 PM
I don't have a mic here, meaning Discord is only a text IM. So it seems useful like a forum except that you have to be online at the right time to partake in a conversation or even to read it, you can't conveniently go back over older posts, you don't have much time to think about what you're going to respond, you stick to topics even less than normal, many people have yet another set of names and avatars, and you can't afford to tab out.

Sorry man, you had a good run. I'll avenge you if it's convenient.
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Title: Re: 89.3 The Current presents 893 essential albums
Post by: d-floe on May 17, 2016 04:34 PM
this is why people like unless?
Title: Re: 89.3 The Current presents 893 essential albums
Post by: slack on May 17, 2016 05:58 PM
grill
Title: Re: 89.3 The Current presents 893 essential albums
Post by: Unless on May 18, 2016 02:50 AM
this is why people like unless?
No, I'm excessively scathing in everything I say, OTT to the Nth degree, or at least passive-aggressive, and that's why everybody loves to hate me. Keep up.
Also blatantly pretentious — and modest, too!
Title: Re: 89.3 The Current presents 893 essential albums
Post by: soup on May 19, 2016 06:53 AM
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Title: Re: 89.3 The Current presents 893 essential albums
Post by: Bamyasi on May 19, 2016 07:02 AM
No, I'm excessively scathing in everything I say, OTT to the Nth degree, or at least passive-aggressive, and that's why everybody loves to hate me. Keep up.
Also blatantly pretentious — and modest, too!
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Title: Re: 89.3 The Current presents 893 essential albums
Post by: slack on May 19, 2016 03:00 PM
fuck's sake, enough is enough