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Just recently I've become more bothered by making mixtape playlists for myself to try and get a nice variance of artists listened to in the short bursts I keep my interests in each one until they next come around.

But anyway, I decided to check out some 'pre-made' ones in some compilation albums and have found I'm really enjoying them. The main two being the Resident Evil 2 OST and The Crow OST.

So, whilst I'm at it, I thought I'd check out your favourite compilation albums or perhaps even get some recomended playlists off of you guys. Give me playlists me'hearties.

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I don't really do compilation albums, or soundtracks for that matter.

The only ones I can really recommend are the Pulp Fiction/Reservoir Dogs OST's, and the one for Donnie Darko score one, rather than any that may have been done with songs.

If you feel like checking some metal, the second discs of the Headbangers Ball collections are usually good....more "underground" stuff.

Oh, and The Garden State OST is pretty killer.

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I third the Garden State love. Any album with not one but two songs by the Shins is alright in my book. Not mention Coldplay...and Let Go by Frou Frou which is damn addictive.

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The greatest soundtrack of all time is Gladiator...closely followed by Lord Of The Rings. But I doubt either are what you're looking for.

Get The "Friday Night Lights" album/soundtrack by Explosions In The Sky, it's uber sexy. Never seen the film.

.......Rock Against Bush? :shifty: It's worth it purely for "Warbrain", it's a fucking classic song. Strung Out, Authority Xero, The Get Up Kids, Strik Anywhere and None More Black are alright, but nothing special.

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Oh, I forgot to mention what every man should have in their car:

Driving Rock Ballads.

Track Listings

Disc: 1

1. Queen - A Kind Of Magic

2. Fleetwood Mac - Don ' t Stop

3. Roy Orbison - I Drove All Night

4. The Waterboys - The Whole Of The Moon

5. Blue Oyster Cult - (Don't Fear) The Reaper

6. Genesis - Follow You Follow Me

7. Crowded House - Weather With You

8. Toto - Africa

9. R.E.M. - (Don't Go Back To) Rockville

10. Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel - Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me)

11. The Stranglers - Golden Brown

12. The Steve Miller Band - The Joker

13. The Faces - Ooh La La

14. Oasis - Half The World Away

15. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here

16. David Bowie - Life On Mars

17. Phil Collins - In The Air Tonight

Disc: 2

1. Whitesnake - Is This Love

2. Boston - More Than A Feeling

3. Yes - Owner Of A Lonely Heart

4. Nickelback - How You Remind Me

5. Foreigner - I Want To Know What Love Is

6. The Cars - Drive

7. Roxy Music - Oh Yeah!

8. Tina Turner - Private Dancer

9. Marc Cohn - Walking In Memphis

10. The Raspberries - Overnight Sensation

11. The Small Faces - Itchycoo Park

12. The Lightning Seeds - Pure

13. Ace - How Long

14. The Verve - Lucky Man

15. Python Lee Jackson feat. Rod Stewart - In A Broken Dream

16. Prince - Purple Rain

Disc: 3

1. T¹Pau - China In Your Hand

2. Cutting Crew - (I Just) Died In Your Arms

3. Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse Of The Heart

4. The Pretenders - I'll Stand By You

5. Chicago - If You Leave Me Now

6. Chris Rea - Fool (If You Think It's Over)

7. Mr. Big - To Be With You

8. Mike And The Mechanics - Over My Shoulder

9. Stevie Nicks - Rooms On Fire

10. Belinda Carlisle - Summer Rain

11. Huey Lewis & The News - Stuck With You

12. Blondie - Picture This

13. Roxette - Fading Like A Flower (Every Time You Leave)

14. John Waite - Missing You

15. Meredith Brooks - Bitch

16. Meat Loaf - I¹d Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)

17. Black Sabbath - Changes

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World's Greatest Air Guitar Album (original 2002 print compiled by Brian May)

1. Queen - Tie Your Mother Down

2. Deep Purple - Smoke on the Water

3. Blur - Song 2

4. Run DMC / Aerosmith - Walk this Way

5. Billy Idol - White Wedding

6. Def Leppard - Animal

7. Rainbow - Since You Been Gone

8. The Troggs - Wild Thing

9. David Bowie - Rebel Rebel

10. Jeff Beck - Hi Ho Silver Lining

11. Joe Walsh - Rocky Mountain Way

12. Dire Straits - Sultans of Swing

13. Eddie Cochran - Summertime Blues

14. The Shadows - Apache

15. The Surfaris - Wipe Out

16. Foo Fighters - Monkey Wrench

17. Thin Lizzy - The Boys Are Back in Town

18. Black Sabbath - Paranoid

19. Hawkwind - Silver Machine

20. Santana - Black Magic Woman

21. Lynyrd Skynyrd - Free Bird

CD 2

1. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Voodoo Chile

2. The Who - My Generation

3. Derek and the Dominos - Layla

4. T-Rex - 20th Century Boy

5. Paul McCartney - All Shook Up

6. Chuck Berry - Johnny B. Goode

7. Placebo - Nancy Boy

8. Motörhead - Ace of Spades

9. Dick Dale and His Del-Tones - Misirlou

10. Free - All Right Now

11. Robbie Williams - Let Me Entertain You

12. The Knack - My Sharona

13. Iron Maiden - Run to the Hills

14. Ram Jam - Black Betty

15. ZZ Top - Gimme All Your Lovin'

16. Gary Moore - Still Got the Blues

17. Cream - Crossroads

18. Status Quo - Down Down

19. Bad Company - Can't Get Enough

20. Whitesnake - Fool for Your Loving

21. Steppenwolf - Born to Be Wild

22. Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody

Beat that.

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Rogue's Gallery is the best compilation album I've ever heard, bar none. All original recordings, all fantastic musicians and bands recording fantastic folk songs and sea chanteys. Lou Reed, Jarvis Cocker, Jolie Holland, Antony, Bryan Ferry, Nick Cave...where could you possibly go wrong? Even Ralph motherfuckin' Steadman gets a song on there, for Christ's sake! You don't get much cooler than that.

As for soundtracks, not including original scores, the Crow OST is very good, as has been mentioned, Sid & Nancy is also fantastic, as is Fear & Loathing In Las Vegas, Withnail & I, Broken Flowers and A Life Less Ordinary.

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Rogue's Gallery is the best compilation album I've ever heard, bar none. All original recordings, all fantastic musicians and bands recording fantastic folk songs and sea chanteys. Lou Reed, Jarvis Cocker, Jolie Holland, Antony, Bryan Ferry, Nick Cave...where could you possibly go wrong? Even Ralph motherfuckin' Steadman gets a song on there, for Christ's sake! You don't get much cooler than that.

Yeah, I saw that in my local CD shop the other day, looked pretty snazzy.

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This is a good idea for a topic, I haven't seen us cover compilations yet.

Anyway, I'll start with the KBD (Killed by Death) compilations. Those are the epitome of punk rock compilations, focusing a lot on the California scene, but also touching base all around the world. There are a ton of these, so many that some are rumored to be phony compilations.

One of my personal favorites is the Murder Punk compilation which is a two volume set detailing the Austrailin punk scene. It's a great little gem for those of you that aren't familiar with Austrailin rock in general.

Probably my favorite of all-time is the I Estimated Your Worth Today compilation. This little beauty is a 64 track compilation featuring the best hardcore bands from Michigan during the 1980s. It's a favorite of mine because it represents my home, and because the music on it is just fucking fantastic.

Some other good ones worth mentioning are 22 Polish Punk Classics, Bloodstains Across Texas, Bloodstains Across California, Flex Your Head, and This Boston Not L.A.

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I guess it'd be the Resident Evil 2 and Freddy vs. Jason OST's. They introduced me to a shitload of stuff outside of the Linkin Park/Papa Roach spectrum. I still credit 11th Hour by Lamb Of God as one of my favourite songs, and it can be found on the Freddy vs. Jason OST. Errr...the only other compilation albums I have are the ones I burn myself.

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Definitely this benefit compilation cd that I actually just ordered. It would take too much time to type what it's about/the tracklist/how awesome it is, so I'll just do some copying and pasting:

Shine Some Light - A Benefit for Dan Lang-Gunn

On November 19th, 2004, Dan Lang-Gunn suffered from an anoxic brain injury during a show with his band The Modern Day Saint. This compilation was put together to help cover the medical expenses of a near and dear friend. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of this record is going to Dan and his family.


Disc I

1. The Modern Day Saint - Shine Some Light on the Situation

2. High School Football Heroes - Don’t Come Around

3. The Descendents - Nothing With You

4. Astronautalis - Something for the Kids

5. The Phenomenauts - Rocket Roll

6. The Emotron - 1989

7. The Flaming Tsunamis - Satan vs. The United States of America

8. Dillinger 4 - !!Noble Stabbings!!

9. Bomb the Music Industry! - If Assholes Got Awards, I’d have a Trophy Case

10. Via Audio - Modern Day Saint

11. The Epoxies - Synthesized

12. Tastes Like Burning - Like Scotch

13. Big D and the Kids Table - LAX (original version)

14. The Fad - Vinyl Paradise

15. Nofx - You’re Wrong

16. Treephort - Friday Night

17. Grand Buffet - Americus (Religious Right Rock)

18. Doozer - So Scandalous

19. Sixfinger - Indoor Voices Off

20. The Skeptics - Halos on Bedposts

21. La Guillotine - Sad Like Sunday

22. The Lawrence Arms - The Devils Takin Names

23. Jaytea - I Threw Away Your Demo

24. The Pluto Gang - Plaster Cast

25. Anti-Flag - What’s the Difference?

Disc II

1. Against Me! - Don’t Lose Touch (Live)

2. Tip the Van - Let’s Say

3. These Green Eyes - Crimson

4. Strike Anywhere - Antidote

5. Arrogant Sons of Bitches - I, Musical Genius

6. Rise Against - Black Masks & Gasoline

7. Call it Arson - Here Comes the Flood

8. A Wilhem Scream -In Vino Veritas II

9. Spider & Fly - Nine Squares

10. Avail - Order

11. Covin - Still Too Late

12. Whole Wheat Bread - Broke

13. Rick Johnson Rock and Roll Machine - Snack Attack

14. Stealing From Peter - Six White Horses

15. Mad Caddies - No Se

16. Shiragirl - Go Go Go

17. Propagandhi - Anti-Manifesto

18. Laser Attack - The Worst Party

19. Olde York - One Good Thing

20. Beret! - Putain Des Cigs

21. Split 50 - Swing from Her Fingernails

22. Aeroplane,1929 - Slap Bass Sucks

23. In the Face - Just Say Anything (Live)

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