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"Abbey Road." Classic.

Social Circle: If you could only listen to one album, what would it be?


Welcome to a weekly segment called "Social Circle." It's OnMilwaukee.com's first article that's truly a group effort between readers, social networkers and the OnMilwaukee.com editors.

Every Monday, we ask a question via Facebook and Twitter and then post the responses from our Facebook "likers" and Twitter followers in the Thursday column. Well-known Milwaukee movers and shakers will contribute, too.

It's a cliched question, and yet, one that most music lovers like to ponder. Although we all have our flings with various bands and albums, a handful of them actually lead to meaningful life-long relationships.

The Social Circle chimed in with their "trapped on a desert island" records of choice this week, ranging from Tchaikovsky to Jeff Buckley to The Beatles. What is your choice? Use the Talkback feature to tell us what pleases your hearts and ears the most.

Jill Albers: "Bob Marley 'Legend.'"

Jeanette Alred: "At the moment I would choose Ingrid Chavez's 'A Flutter and Some Words.'"

Dena Arsonsin: "'Meet the Beatles.'"

Kim Draeger Bacik: ""Doolittle' by The Pixies. Every song is still fantastic."

David Begel: "Tchaikovsky's First Piano Concerto. Van Cliburn. It was politically historic and is rapturous. Plus, it's a long piece so it lasts forever."

Lisa Bergman: "The Police, 'Regatta de Blanc.'"

Geoff Carter: "'Kind Of Blue' by Miles Davis or 'Frank's Wild Years' by Tom Waits."

Frederick Scott Cruz: "Cheech and Chong."

John Ecker: "(The Clash's) 'Sandinista.'"

Russ Fascia: "(Rolling Stones') 'Exile On Main Street,' 'The Clash' or 'Never Mind The Bollocks: Here's the Sex Pistols.'"

Patrick Fox: "Pink Floyd's 'The Wall' fits the bill on so many levels."

Jim Gallanis: "John Coltrane 'Coltrane's Sound.'"

Daniel Hintz: "Easy. The Stranglers 'The Raven.'"

Maria Holden: "Ryan Adams 'Heartbreaker.'"

Shannon Hubbard: "Queen, 'Sheer Heart Attack.'"

Tina Hulen: "Carbon Leaf, 'Indian Summer.'"

Trish Hundhausen: "The Beatles 'Abbey Road.'"

Amy Jacobs: "Bob Dylan, 'Blood on the Tracks.'"

Deone Jahnke: "Phil Lee's 'The Mighty King of Love.'"

Rhoda Kambandu: "Paul Simon 'Graceland.'"

Beth Eaton Knepler: "Ratatat 'Classics.'"

Dan Krass: "Probably Dylan's 'Blonde On Blonde' but I would skip the first track every time!"

Adam Levin: "'Blackberry Belle' by The Twilight Singers."

Jackie Valent Lucca: "The first Violent Femmes album."

Bill Markut: "'Texas Flood' ... or 'The River.'"

Dave Mikolajek: "Fine Young Cannibals' 'Fine Young Cannibals' ... which is oddly on the jukebox at Zaffiro's and Mike's a Little Bit Country."

Andy Pagel: "'Quadrophenia' by The Who."

Dave Reinholdt: "Ramones 'Rocket To Russia.'"

Jason Roberts: "(The Clash's) 'London Calling.'"

Kevin Schultz: "Supertramp 'Crime of the Century.'"

Lisa Lopez Simonds: "'Purple Rain.' Prince."

Bret Spangenberg: "Madonna 'Ray of Light.'"

Anna Stone: "David Byrne 'Rei Momo?' I think? What a sad sentence really, to listen to only one that is."

Melissa Bollow Tempel: "Even though I haven't listened to it in years, I'd have to say (BoyzIIMen's) 'Coolyhighharmony.'"

Jan Tierney: "Ray Charles, 'Genius Loves Company.'"

Mary Thompson: "Gotta go with Queen."

Danielle Twardowski: "The Shins, 'Wincing the Night Away.'"

Mitchell Wakefield: "Rush 'Moving Pictures.'"

Scott Weiskopf: "Carole King. 'Tapestry.'"

David White: "'Grace' by Jeff Buckley. He was a musical angel."

Keith C. White: "Streetlight Manifesto, 'Keasbey Nights.'"

Sarah Zubarik: "Dave Matthews, 'Under the Table and Dreaming.'"


Talkbacks

AndrewJ | Nov. 18, 2011 at 1:02 p.m. (report)

The Chronic - Led Zepplin II - Led Zepplin IV, burned onto a DVD so it's one album.

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BrewCityAllstar | Nov. 18, 2011 at 11:13 a.m. (report)

Have to agree with the other poster on this one... London Calling is the best album EVER made. Any other answer is just silly... Except maybe Blood on the Tracks.

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mkeforlife | Nov. 18, 2011 at 9:01 a.m. (report)

I will take the definition of "album" loosely and say that, front to back, the Grateful Dead's "Reckoning" is pretty hard to beat and would be with me on the island.

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jimdier | Nov. 18, 2011 at 8:05 a.m. (report)

Nice... trick question. It assumes there could be more than one answer. Hats off to Jason Roberts for the only correct answer. Of course it is London Calling by the The Only Band That Matters.

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Idle1 | Nov. 17, 2011 at 9:03 p.m. (report)

Spell Check is a poor substitute for good old fashioned proof reading. Dessert is spelled correctly, it's just the wrong word. I wish someone would invent Context Check.

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