Since I got my Accord I have been changing the selection in my CD auto changer frequently, looking for the ideal mix of good driving music and going down my own personal memory lane... ...and it started me thinking about my "ideal" selection - both because of what an album means to me in terms of its place in "my" history, but also because the album is something that (in my experience) the younger generation just don't seem to appreciate, largely preferring a selection of tracks from a variety of artists. They just don't know what they are missing, a well constructed album is a thing of beauty... So limited to just 6 (I have over 1000 CD albums and no downloaded music AT ALL!!!) I've gone for: Dexys Midnight Runners - Too Rye Ay - the album tracks flow together beautifully, and it is great fun to drive to. Pure 80's pop. The The - Infected - My university years. Very worthy with serious political comment, and thought provoking lyrics. Or so I thought. Right on! Kirsty MacColl - Kite - Another album where the track listing just works. A great talent, sadly missed. Billy Bragg - Back to Basics - An acquired taste I'll admit, but I'm a big fan. An excellent live performer too, if you like that sort of thing... Elvis Costello - Mighty Like a Rose - Perhaps not the most obvious of his works, and a difficult choice, but a personal favourite of mine because of exactly WHEN it came along. REM - Green - very close between this and "Out of Time" I couldn't have a personal ideal selection without something from Messrs Stipe, Berry, Buck and Mills. So, just 6...and for me some notable omissions - no space for Morrissey or The Smiths, or Lloyd Cole or Paul Weller or Turin Brakes or Level 42 (!!) or so many others. Have a go yourselves - I found it quite an interesting and theraputic exercise.