The Western Music Canon
Here’s a shit idea: let’s try to create a definitive list of the best ‘western’ music from whenever you think it started to the present. I would suggest that people put on things they think are highlights of a particular type of music or genre (not necessarily just your favourite, ok): symphonies, operas, songs, albums, whatever. Hopefully, enough of us are snobs that we’ll delete all the flavour of month items placed on here by silly people. Just because you really like that new song or album by whomever, doesn’t mean it belongs on this list. I will start, with my only very personal suggestions. They are in no way definitive, and I must say that I lack knowledge of most kinds of "high art" music. I hope this works, but if it doesn’t, it doesn’t.