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« on: April 01, 2012, 02:28:15 PM »

Post your 25 favorite albums.

These are my top 25 favorite albums, all which changed my life in some way and I listen to on a weekly basis, some daily.

My favorite band of all time has been omitted from this list because my bias would have their 5 (6 including EP) albums in the top slots.

1. Prince - Sign O' The Times


2. Rolling Stones - Exile on Main St


3. DJ Shadow - Endtroducing...


4. Derek and the Dominoes - Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs


5. Moby - Play


6. U2 - Achtung Baby


7. Public Enemy - It Takes a Nation of Millions To Hold Us Back


8. The Clash - London Calling


9. James Brown - Star Time


10. Television - Marquee Moon


11. The Beatles - Revolver


12. Bruce Springsteen - Born In The USA


13. The Replacements - Let it Be


14. Van Morrison - Moondance


15. Velvet Underground - Velvet Underground


16. Al Green - Greatest Hits


17. Sly and the Family Stone - There's A Riot Goin On


18. Sonic Youth - Thousand Leaves


19. Otis Redding - Immortal


20. The Flying Burrito Brothers - The Gilded Palace of Sin


21. Rounders - Have Moicy!


22. M.I.A. - Kala


23. Louis Armstrong - Portrait of the Artist As A Young Man


24. Steely Dan - Pretzel Logic


25. Kanye West - Late Registration
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« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2012, 02:49:08 PM »

My favorite band of all time has been omitted from this list because my bias would have their 5 (6 including EP) albums in the top slots.

Who dat?

Anyway, here is my extremely eclectic list of 13, compiled after years of considered listening to the greats across all genres, and with other cultured opinions being taken into account:

Megadeth - Rust in Peace (1990)
Underoath - Define the Great Line (2006)
Jethro Tull - Aqualung (1971)
Diamond Head - Lightning to the Nations (1981)
As I Lay Dying - An Ocean Between Us (2007)
All That Remains - For We Are Many (2010)
Mastodon - Leviathan (2004)
Soundgarden - Superunknown (1994)
Black Sabbath - Paranoid (1971)
Corrosion of Conformity - Wiseblood (1996)
Opeth - Deliverance (2002)
Metallica - Ride the Lightning (1984)
Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV (1971)

(Note: List likely to change within a few hours of this posting)
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« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2012, 02:57:54 PM »

Oh, this'll take me a while.  laugh
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« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2012, 04:23:57 PM »

I am limiting myself to 1 album from each band.  Subject to change.  In no particular order:

1.  Hum - Downward Is Heavenward


2.  Adam Again - Perfecta


3.  King's X - Dogman


4.  Toadies - Hell Below Stars Above


5.  Helmet - Meantime


6.  Refused - The Shaped Of Punk To Come


7.  The Prayer Chain - Mercury


8.  Bloomsday - Bloomsday EP


9.  Isis - Celestial


10.  Deep Purple - In Rock


11.  Botch - We Are The Romans


12.  Land Of Talk - Some Are Lakes


13.  Buddy Guy - Sweet Tea


14.  Frodus - Conglomerate International


15.  Mew - And The Glass Handed Kites


16.  Entombed - To Ride, Shoot Straight And Speak The Truth!


17.  Dinosaur Jr. - Where You Been?


18.  Pedro The Lion - Control


19.  12 Rods - Separation Anxieties


20.  Torche - Meanderthal


21.  Soundgarden - Down On The Upside


22.  Self - Subliminal Plastic Motives


23.  Red Fang - Murder The Mountains


24.  Truckfighters - Gravity X


25.  Queens Of The Stone Age - Rated R
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« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2012, 04:26:23 PM »

Megadeth - Rust in Peace (1990)
Underoath - Define the Great Line (2006)
Jethro Tull - Aqualung (1971)
Diamond Head - Lightning to the Nations (1981)
As I Lay Dying - An Ocean Between Us (2007)
All That Remains - For We Are Many (2010)
Mastodon - Leviathan (2004)
Soundgarden - Superunknown (1994)
Black Sabbath - Paranoid (1971)
Corrosion of Conformity - Wiseblood (1996)
Opeth - Deliverance (2002)
Metallica - Ride the Lightning (1984)
Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV (1971)

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« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2012, 04:33:11 PM »

In no particular order, my favorites:

Siouxsie and the Banshees- Kaleidoscope
Burzum- Valen
Hawkwind- Warrior at the Edge of Time
Donovan- Gift from a Flower to a Garden
Eric Dolphy- Out to Lunch!
David Bowie- Low
Tommy Makem- Songs of Tommy Makem
Vashti Bunyan- Just Another Diamond Day
Current 93- Of Ruine Or Some Blazing Star
Nick Drake- Five Leaves Left
Empyrium- Weiland
Burning Spear- Marcus Garvey
Drudkh- Autumn Aurora
Congos- Heart of the Congos
Alcest- Ecailles de Lune
Om- Pilgrimage
Summoning- Dol Guldur

I'm too lazy to come up with the full 25
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« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2012, 05:01:28 PM »

David Bowie- Low
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Wow out of all the albums you listed I can't believe you cited this one. Drake FTW. Btw if you like his stuff you love John Martyn's stuff too.
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« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2012, 10:52:31 PM »

1. The Smiths - "The Queen is Dead"


2. Husker Du - "Zen Arcade"


3. Led Zeppelin - "Vol. II"


4. Slayer - "Reign in Blood"


5. Iron Maiden - "Powerslave"


6. Depeche Mode - "Some Great Reward"


7. The Misfits - "Walk Among Us"


8. The Ramones - "Leave Home"


9. The Jesus and Mary Chain - "Darklands"


10. Soft Cell - "Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret"


11. Human League - "Dare!"


12. The Psychedelic Furs - "Talk Talk"


13. The Stone Roses - "The Complete Stone Roses"


14. Prince - "Purple Reign"


15. The Pogues - "If I Should Fall from Grace with God"


16. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - "The Boatman's Call"


17. The Pixies - "Doolittle"


18. 10,000 Maniacs - "MTV Unplugged"


19. David Bowie - "Aladdin Sane"


20. Judas Priest - "Screaming for Vengeance"


21. Pet Shop Boys - "Nightlife"


22. New Order- "Brotherhood"


23. Eurythmics - "Touch"


24. The Magnetic Fields - "Get Lost"


25. Blondie - "Eat to the Beat"
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« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2012, 11:18:16 PM »

My favorite band of all time has been omitted from this list because my bias would have their 5 (6 including EP) albums in the top slots.

Who dat?

Anyway, here is my extremely eclectic list of 13, compiled after years of considered listening to the greats across all genres, and with other cultured opinions being taken into account:

Megadeth - Rust in Peace (1990)
Underoath - Define the Great Line (2006)
Jethro Tull - Aqualung (1971)
Diamond Head - Lightning to the Nations (1981)
As I Lay Dying - An Ocean Between Us (2007)
All That Remains - For We Are Many (2010)
Mastodon - Leviathan (2004)
Soundgarden - Superunknown (1994)
Black Sabbath - Paranoid (1971)
Corrosion of Conformity - Wiseblood (1996)
Opeth - Deliverance (2002)
Metallica - Ride the Lightning (1984)
Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV (1971)

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Good list.  I would have put on Megadeth's Peace Sells...But Who's Buying? and at least one of the Holy Trinity of Iron Maiden albums like Number of the Beast, Piece of Mind or Powerslave.
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5. Iron Maiden - "Powerslave"


Up the irons!
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« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2012, 11:21:45 PM »

You betcha.  Wink
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« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2012, 11:40:20 PM »

The concept of this thread confuses and infuriates me.
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« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2012, 11:45:24 PM »

The concept of this thread confuses and infuriates me.

Albums you like. You can do it!
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« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2012, 11:46:45 PM »

2. Husker Du - "Zen Arcade"
Nice.

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11. Human League - "Dare!"
Lester Bangs.

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13. The Stone Roses - "The Complete Stone Roses"
Yesss

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21. Pet Shop Boys - "Nightlife"
I like the album "Very" by them the best.

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24. The Magnetic Fields - "Get Lost"
One of my fav albums is 69 Love Songs.
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« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2012, 11:48:27 PM »

Thank you.  Smiley
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« Reply #15 on: April 02, 2012, 12:37:12 PM »

I'll only give my top 5 Smiley

1. Dream Theater - Metropolis Pt. 2 Scenes from a memory


2. Return to Forever - Romantic Warrior


3. Weather Report - Heavy Weather


4. Guitar Trio - Friday Night in San Francisco Live


5. Eric Clapton - Slowhand


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5. Rush - Hemispheres - Cygnus X-1 Book 2


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Here's my top 5:











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« Reply #17 on: April 02, 2012, 03:08:58 PM »

1. Echo & the Bunnymen - Ocean Rain


2. Acidman - Equal


3. Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures


4. Echo & the Bunnymen - Porcupine


5. Echo & the Bunnymen - Heaven Up Here


6. Art-school - Paradise Lost


7. New Order - Substance


8. Everything but the Girl - Walking Wounded


9. Rage against the Machine - Rage against the machine


10. Bob Marley - Legend


11. Acidman - A beautiful Greed


12. The Beatles - Rubber Soul


13. Sisters of Mercy - Vision Thing


14. Four tops - Greatest Hits


15. Delerium - Karma


16. Hank Williams - Gold


17. The Cure - Staring at the Sea


18. Nirvana - Nevermind


19. Tool - Undertow


20. The Cult - Love


21. The brilliant green - the winter album


22. Portishead - Dummy


23. Moby - 18


24. Thee Michelle Gun Elephant - Rodeo Tandem Beat Spectre


25. Bremen - Precious Story




And a bonus EP which I consider better than them all (of course I'm biased)
Ariel Starling - Black Dust
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« Reply #18 on: April 02, 2012, 03:27:59 PM »

Some of these I have, many I don't. I like this thread! I will have to get some of these. Fun!   Grin
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« Reply #19 on: April 02, 2012, 03:28:16 PM »

Listed alphabetically

1.   A Night at the Opera - Queen
2.   Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon and Garfunkel
3.   Classic Sinatra
4.   Collector's Edition Lynyrd Skynyrd
5.   Diana Krall - Live in Paris (2001)
6.   Duets: An American Classic – Tony Bennett
7.   Hotel California - The Eagles
8.   Le Mystere Des Voix Bulgares
9.   Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music - Ray Charles
10.   Mozart: Requiem by Arleen Auger, Cecilia Bartoli, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Georg Solti and Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (1992)
11.   Now That I've Found You: A Collection - Alison Krauss
12.   O Brother, Where Art Thou? Soundtrack
13.   Pavarotti Forever – Luciano Pavarotti
14.   Puccini: Tosca / Freni, Pavarotti, Milnes, Rescigno, National Philharmonic
15.   Rachmaninov: Vespers & Complete All-Night Vigil – Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
16.   Sacred Treasures: Choral Masterworks from Russia
17.   Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. The Beatles
18.   Songs of Angels; Christmas Hymns and Carols – Robert Shaw Chorale
19.   Stardust - Willie Nelson
20.   Tapestry - Carole King
21.   The Birth of Soul: The Complete Atlantic R&B - Ray Charles
22.   The Complete Ella Fitzgerald Song Books
23.   The Sound of Music (1965 Film Soundtrack - 40th Anniversary Special Edition)
24.   The Sun Sessions - Elvis Presley
25.   Verdi - Requiem / Angela Gheorghiu, Roberto Alagna, Daniela Barcellona, Julian Konstantinov, Claudio Abbado, Berlin Philharmonic (2001)
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« Reply #20 on: April 02, 2012, 03:30:38 PM »

Eventually, some of us are going to have to post mixes.  Wink
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