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Piero Scaruffi's Best Rock Albums

Before I started visiting Scaruffi's site I listened to a lot German music from seventies and loved most of it but just couldn't get much out of Irrlicht. I was also unimpressed with Tangerine Dream so i'm not a big fan minimalist stuff. When I saw it on the list I thought, 'shit, really?'. I'm going to give it another try soon and maybe I'll love it or at least not hate it. What do you like about it?

2/23/2015 View
Piero Scaruffi's Best Rock Albums

The Velvet Underground & Nico was the first album I listened to in this list. I loved it straight away and it's something it hasn't diminished in my estimation.

2/23/2015 View
Piero Scaruffi's Best Rock Albums

The Velvet Underground & Nico
Rock Bottom
Astral Weeks

Zen Arcade
Modern Dance
Not Available
Down Colorful Hill

Yerself Is Steam
Double Nickels On The Dime
Trout Mask Replica

Blonde On Blonde
Safe As Milk
Desert Shore
Lullaby Land
Hosianna Mantra
White Light White Heat

The Doors
The River


2/20/2015 View
50 Oscar nominated movies I want to see

Which streaming services do you subscribe to? I only use Netflix (UK) and there's hardly any notable old films on it.

2/1/2015 View
Piero Scaruffi's Best Rock Albums

I haven't heard a few in a long time so I'll give them another listen and make a ranking. I'm really slow with this list. I put this up a year and half ago so I can't believe I haven't listened to the Germano or Cave albums yet.

1/16/2015 View
Please Recommend Music, Films or Paintings to Me

If you're going to watch the lot I'll wait a few months to recommend more as you have a big list there.

12/19/2014 View
Please Recommend Music, Films or Paintings to Me

The reason I suggested Marketa Lazarova was because I was too stupid to check your 60s list, sorry. So scratch that as your rating is very high. I do like more than Tarkovsky. You can forget The Mirror and the albums you've heard (didn't realise you had Underwater Moonlight in pop). I was just lazily recommending and if you've seen it then it didn't matter. I wasn't really wanting you to rewatch anything.

I would like to write why I love Underwater Moonlight but I find it very difficult to describe or deconstruct music. It's one of my favourites - must've listened to it fifty times - but I can't explain it. Peter Watkins is an important filmmaker critical of establishments. La Commune (Paris, 1871) is about the socialist movement that he says the French education system have "marginalised". Shot like a documentary (it has reporters interviewing locals and people own TVs) and set entirely in a warehouse that represents the suburbs of the city. If you want to get an idea of his style his first two feature films Culloden (last battle on British soil in 1746 with a camera crew) and The War Game (speculative imaging of a nuclear war breaking out) are online.

I've got plenty of film recommendations but I was scraping the barrel for albums I didn't think you'd heard of. Do you use a database to keep track of films and albums you've experienced, like IMDb or RYM?

Not a big detail but I accidentally put Seamonsters as 1992 when it should 1991.

12/13/2014 View
Please Recommend Music, Films or Paintings to Me

A Man There Was - Victor Sjöström (1917)
Marketa Lazarová - Frantisek Vlácil (1967)
Drowning by Numbers - Peter Greenaway (1988)
The Mirror - Jafar Panahi (1997)
La Commune (Paris, 1871) - Peter Watkins (2000)

Rock Music
I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight - Richard & Linda Thompson (1974)
Chairs Missing - Wire (1984)
Underwater Moonlight - The Soft Boys (1980)
Deceit - This Heat (1981)
Seamonsters - The Wedding Present (1992)

12/12/2014 View
10 Paintings and others

I'm not knocking the appreciating or study of art from books. I won't see every piece by Bruegel but I can enjoy them work in books. I can also change my opinion of works I've seen later on the internet. I'm from Scotland which isn't a great place for art but then i'm not far from Europe.

10/12/2014 View
Paintings to See

I doubt I'll see all of them. I don't even know where they all are but I should see the ones in the big cities of Spain, Italy, France and the Netherlands. What can happen though is a painting has been temporarily moved or being restored when you visit. That happened with Bruegel's The Hunters in the Snow so I'll visit Austria again to see it. Where are you from? Not Europe i'm guessing.

10/1/2014 View
10 Paintings and others

I'll stick with a top 10 of ones i've seen. Books and the internet are a good guide for paintings to seek out but not really for appreciating. It can be hard to work out which version of a painting is the correct one and the small sizes of the pictures make it difficult to judge. I can say which paintings i'm most looking forward to seeing:

La charmeuse de Serpents - Théodore Rousseau
The Birth of Venus - Sandro Botticelli
The Hunt in the Forest - Paolo Uccello
Hunters in the Snow/ The Triumph of Death - Pieter Bruegel

9/29/2014 View
10 Paintings and others

Thanks. It would be a better selection if i'd visited more galleries in France or even been to Italy. This list is mostly made up of paintings i've seen in the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and Austria. Hopefully i'll visit the Louvre next year.

8/30/2014 View
10 Paintings and others


8/30/2014 View
Films Seen: Listology Scoreboard 2014

I'll leave it then, sorry.

2/8/2014 View
Films Seen: Listology Scoreboard 2014

I'll join in, but i don't have the counter on so i'll post in the message section how many i've seen.

2/5/2014 View