Is There Just One Single Album That Does It For You, Completely? Just One.

If you somehow got stuck in a situation (lol) and had to spend the rest of your life completely by yourself, all alone, on a desert island ... and, as part of your situation you only got to choose one album to spend the entire rest of your life with.

Let’s say, some weird circumstance, and you also had at your complete disposal the system of your dreams, that you had assembled thru the years. And thank goodness you were a prepper and you thought ahead to install a solar power system, so power would never be a problem either.

Kind of like Tom Hanks on that island, except instead of a just a soccer ball, you had your dream stereo setup and one album only.

One album and that’s it. Got to pick one. Not necesssarily your all time favorite album, just one you could live with for the rest of your life.

Is there any album that just completely does it for ya, on that level?

I’ll kick things off by sharing mine: Steely Dan, Aja



Hard to pick one, of course, but while I have eclectic tastes, I grew up listening to soul and funk, and would likely never tire of Tower of Power's Back to Oakland

@whipsaw +1 for TOP.  The first few tracks on We Came To Play are also among my favourites. 

Thanks @bigtwin 

I'm sure that TOP sounds terrific on your system. Do you own any of the Japanese CD remasters of their early albums? Well worth the extra bucks, in my experience.

@whipsaw  I still play my original LPs, and recently picked up a little collection of CDs called TOP Original Album Series.  Put out by Rhino, who are pretty reliable, but there is no information as to any remastering that may have been done.  Will I look for the Japanese issues?  Begs the question, What is Hip? 🤣