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MORE HONEST/SNOB DESERT ISLAND DISC LISTS FROM OUR READERS

Several weeks ago, we welcomed readers to indulge in our exercise of making two Desert Island Disc lists–the first list being the ten albums that you’d honestly take to that desert island for your listening enjoyment, the second list being the ten albums that you’d claim to be taking to impress other Rock Snobs. We promised to run readers’ submissions on a regular basis, but, like the Specials’ Jerry Dammers [see pp. 26-27 in the book], we failed to live up to our early promise.

In any event, we’ve finally gotten around to selecting more readers’ Honest/Snob lists for your contemplation and ire. The lucky listees this time around are Jill Kilfoyle of Long Beach, California, Amy Stortz Miller of Kansas City, Missouri, and Charlie Szabla of Cleveland, Ohio. Thanks for sharing, you three–and we don’t mean that facetiously.

FOR JILL KILFOYLE
HONEST FAVORITES
Hunky Dory, David Bowie
Peepshow, Siouxsie & the Banshees
Unknown Pleasures, Joy Division
Bee Thousand, Guided by Voices
Hello, Half Japanese
Go Forth, Les Savy Fav
Turn on the Bright Lights, Interpol
No Secrets, Carly Simon
Nevermind, Nirvana
The Moon and Antarctica, Modest Mouse

SNOB SUBSTITUTES
The Soul Album, Otis Redding
Melts in Your Brain Not on Your Wrist, Chocolate Watch Band
Germ Free Adolescents, X-ray Spex
Yoko Ono & Plastic Ono Band, Yoko Ono
Blank Generation, Richard Hell & the Voidoids
The Modern Dance, Pere Ubu
A Gun to the Head, Mission of Burma
Double Nickles on the Dime, Minutemen
Anarchy in Paris, Metal Urbain
(1982) It Was a Live Cassette, Pell Mell

FOR AMY STORTZ MILLER
HONEST FAVORITES
Jordan: the Comeback, Prefab Sprout
Darkness on the Edge of Town, Bruce Springsteen
Graham Smith is the Coolest Person Alive, Kleenex Girl Wonder
Desolation Boulevard, Sweet
Strum & Drum, Sex Clark Five
Inflammable Material, Stiff Little Fingers
Crossing the Red Sea with the Adverts, the Adverts
Everybody Knows this is Nowhere, Neil Young
Murder Ballads, Nick Cave
Talk Talk Talk, Psychedelic Furs

SNOB SUBSTITUTES
Pet Sounds , the Beach Boys
Loveless, My Bloody Valentine
Crazy Rhythms, the Feelies
This Nations Saving Grace, the Fall
Deceit, This Heat
Songs of Love and Hate, Leonard Cohen
Vehicle, the Clean
Sweetheart of the Rodeo, the Byrds
Endtroducing, DJ Shadow
Sincerely, Dwight Twilley Band

FOR CHARLIE SZABLA
HONEST FAVORITES
Road Food, the Guess Who
The Hounds of Love, Kate Bush
Armed Forces, Elvis Costello
Alive, Kiss
Summertime Dream, Gordon Lightfoot
The Pretender, Jackson Browne
Band on the Run, Paul McCartney and Wings
Wrap Around Joy, Carole King
Aladdin Sane, David Bowie
The Capitol Years, Frank Sinatra (boxed set)

SNOB SUBSTITUTES
The Velvet Underground and Nico, the Velvet Underground
The Slim Shady LP, Eminem
The Songs of Leonard Cohen, Leonard Cohen
Dusty In Memphis, Dusty Springfield
Dub Housing, Pere Ubu
Trout Mask Replica, Captain Beefheart
Heartbreaker, Ryan Adams
Either/Or, Elliott Smith
Never Mind the Bollocks, Sex Pistols
The Queen Is Dead, Smiths

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