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glynparson
02-07-2011, 11:50 AM
What do you guys think are the 10 best albums of all time. My list every album was released before I was born in 1972

1. Revolver- The Beatles
2. Astral Weeks- Van Morrison
3. Sgt. Peppers- The Beatles
4. Everyboby Knows This Is Nowhere- Neil young
5. Blonde On Blonde-Bob Dylan
6. White Light/ White Heat- The Velvet Underground
7. American Beauty- Grateful Dead
8. All Things Must Pass- George Harrison
9. Stand!- Sly and the Family Stone
10. Who's Next- The Who
Honorable mention to: Trout Mask Replica- Captain Beefheart, Stooges-Stooges, Psychedelic Sounds Of The-13th Floor Elevators, Plastic Ono Band- John Lennon, Axis Bold As Love- Jimi Hendrix Experience

Beatles Guy
02-07-2011, 12:19 PM
I was born in 1974, so that hold pretty true for me as well.

"Abbey Road" - The Beatles
"Dark Side Of Moon" - Pink Floyd
"Revolver" - The Beatles
"Rubber Soul" - The Beatles
"Sgt Pepper" - The Beatles
"Grace" - Jeff Buckley
"Moving Pictures" - Rush
"Led Zeppelin II" - Led Zeppelin
"Dirt" - Alice In Chains
"Aenima" - Tool

"Houses Of The Holy" - Led Zeppelin (Honorable Mention)

barrysloate
02-07-2011, 01:02 PM
There is so much to choose from that I had to do 15, plus one honorable mention:

Beatles- Sgt. Pepper's
Beatles- Rubber Soul
Beatles- Revolver
Miles Davis: Kind of Blue
Rolling Stones: Aftermath
Rolling Stones: Beggar's Banquet
The Doors: The Doors
Jefferson Airplane- After Bathing at Baxter's
Jefferson Airplane: Surrealistic Pillow
Grateful Dead: Anthem of the Sun
Jimi Hendrix: Electric Ladyland
Buffalo Springfield- Buffalo Springfield Again
Love- Forever Changes
Bob Dylan- The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
Donovan- Sunshine Superman

Honorable mention: Meet the Beatles (very underrated album)

novakjr
02-07-2011, 01:09 PM
I can't argue with any of the earlier lists. I'm gonna keep my list a little more on the newer side though..Well 80's-90's with a few stragglers.

Dirt-Alice in Chains
Vs.-Pearl Jam
Purple-Stone Temple Pilots
Grave Dancers Union-Soul Assylum
Whitesnake-Whitesnake
Vol. II-Hurt
Seeds-Brother Cane
From Beale Street to Oblivion-Clutch
Use your illusion 2-Guns n Roses
Album of the Year- Faith no More
**not their best, just a personal favorite**

Honorable Mention:Use your Illusion 1-Guns n Roses, Purple Rain-Prince, The Last Temptation-Alice Cooper, Bad Motorfinger-Soundgarden, IV-Led Zeppelin, Countdown to Extinction-Megadeth and One Hot Minute-Red Hot Chili Peppers. Plus the Robert Johnson complete recordings.

Beatles Guy
02-07-2011, 01:38 PM
Seeds-Brother Cane

Nice mention, very underrated band.

novakjr
02-07-2011, 01:59 PM
Nice mention, very underrated band.

I'd almost say criminally underrated. I've never understood why they were never really able to catch on.. Maybe the world just wasn't ready for a grungish band with a strong southern influence.

Robextend
02-07-2011, 02:08 PM
David, great list we have a lot in common...I am a Brother Cane fan as well.

My favs:

Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
Live - Throwing Copper
Foo Fighters - Foo Fighters
Nirvana - Nevermind
Nirvana - Incesticide
Green Day - Dookie
Stone Temple Pilots - Purple
Alice in Chains - Dirt
Tom Petty - Wildflowers
Guns N Roses - Appetite for Destruction
REM - Automatic for the People

I know there are plenty more that I am neglecting to mention, but these come to mind first.

Anyone ever heard of a band called "For Squirrels"? They came out with an album in 1995, then they got into a horrible car accident and the lead singer died, maybe another band member too...not sure. Anyways...great album.

novakjr
02-07-2011, 02:16 PM
Anyone ever heard of a band called "For Squirrels"? They came out with an album in 1995, then they got into a horrible car accident and the lead singer died, maybe another band member too...not sure. Anyways...great album.

Throwing Copper was a great choice, I can't believe I forgot about that one. Anyways, my old guitar player and I were actually hanging out and listening to a bunch of stuff, including For Squirrel's "Example" a few months back. They were a very solid band. Anyone remember "Son's of Elvis"?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYaSdSm5Z7A

dstraate
02-07-2011, 02:22 PM
No particular order

Metallica-Black-The only album guaranteed to add 10lbs to your bench.
Steve Earle-Trancendental Blues - Best lyricism in country music
Bob Marley-Legend - You can't feel bad listening to this album. Not possible
Willie Nelson-Red Headed Stranger - You can't feel bad sitting in his tour bus
Nirvana-Nevermind - Probably No. 1 if I'm ranking them
Sheryl Crow-Tuesday Night Music Club - Not one word guys:mad:that's my girl
Red Hot Chile Peppers-Stadium Arcadium
George Straight-Latest Greatest Straightest Hits (are hits albums illegal?)
Pearl Jam -Ten - No matter what Kurt Cobain Said.
Bob Dylan - Bootleg Series Disc 6-Though they're all good.

Honorable Mention - Bruce Springsteen, Born in the USA
Johnny Cash - Man in Black
Green Day - Dookie

dstraate
02-07-2011, 02:25 PM
Damn Rob,

I was writing mine and thought I had all these great unmentioned gems. Then, by the time I'm done I've copped half your list.

Griffins
02-07-2011, 02:25 PM
Sgt Peppers- The Beatles
Harvest- Neil Young
Out of Time- REM
Physical Graffiti- Led Zep
Take 5- Dave Brubeck
Long May You Run- Stills Young Band
Rastaman Vibration- Bob Marley
Kaya- Bob Marley
Holland- The Beach Boys
Kind of Blue- Miles Davis

Griffins
02-07-2011, 02:27 PM
No particular order
Bob Marley-Legend - You can't feel bad listening to this album. Not possible


Party foul, that is his greatest hits! But agree with your assessment, on all of his albums.

Beatles Guy
02-07-2011, 02:27 PM
Yeah, I totally forgot "Master of Puppets" by Metallica.

barrysloate
02-07-2011, 02:38 PM
You can roughly guess the age of the poster based on the records he chose. Nearly all of mine were issued between 1966 and 1968, and none later. So I'm older than most of you.:(

novakjr
02-07-2011, 03:00 PM
You can roughly guess the age of the poster based on the records he chose. Nearly all of mine were issued between 1966 and 1968, and none later. So I'm older than most of you.:(

a pattern of classic rock band will generally age someone at over 50. Hair bands, or thrash metal, around or over 40(some may default to classic rock though). Grunge/Alternative, around or over 30. If someone has a good mix of hard-rock and rap, around or over 20. Now if anyone mentions Justin Bieber, it's a safe assumption that they are a 14 year old girl.

barrysloate
02-07-2011, 03:02 PM
I'm older than 50.

novakjr
02-07-2011, 03:05 PM
I'm older than 50.

And I'm over 30...
2 for 2 so far.

Beatles Guy
02-07-2011, 03:17 PM
I'm 36 but mine is about 50/50 between stuff released before I was born and stuff that came out during my "prime". But, I do see how your theory works most of the time :)

Robextend
02-07-2011, 03:19 PM
I am 29 so it is pretty much spot on for me.

Although my love for 60's music as well comes directly from my dad...

tiger8mush
02-07-2011, 03:33 PM
Doubt these are "the best", but if I could only take 10 albums with me to a deserted island right this second ...

Rise Against - Siren Song of the Counter Culture
Rise Against - Revolutions per Minute
Rise Against - The Unraveling
Anti-Flag - Die for your Government
Tat - Soho Lights
Rancid - ... And Out Come the Wolves
Millencolin - Pennybridge Pioneers
Strung Out - Twisted by Design
Marilyn Manson - Eat Me Drink Me
Eminem - Recovery

Honorable mention:
Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II
Rancid - Lets Go!
Nirvana - Nevermind
AFI - Sing the Sorrow
The Used - self-titled
Good Riddance - For God and Country
Strung Out - Suburban Teenage Wasteland Blues
Rise Against - The Sufferer and the Witness
Marilyn Manson - Mechanical Animals
Fugees - The Score
Snoop Dogg - Doggiestyle
Dr Dre - Chronic / Chronic 2001
Social Distortion - (almost any of their old stuff)

Rob
:)

judsonhamlin
02-07-2011, 03:35 PM
Subject to my whims, today's top 10 are, in no order:

In the Aeroplane Over the Sea - Neutral Milk Hotel
Sgt. Pepper's - Beatles
Nightfly - Donald Fagen
Hounds of Love - Kate Bush
White Pepper - Ween
Rhenium - Parliament
Seconds of Pleasure - Rockpile
Body & Soul - Joe Jackson
Titanic Days - Kirsty MacColl
Making Movies - Dire Straits

but also:
Yell Fire - Michael Franti & Spearhead
Village Green Preservation Society - Kinks
Court of the Crimson King - King Crimson
Hitchhike to Rhome - Old 97's
EEE - Don Dixon

novakjr
02-07-2011, 03:43 PM
Yeah, the Classic rock is in everyone's blood from our parents. Plus, it was kinda trendy in the mid to late 90's. It was the AIC and tool that gave you away though Beatle's Guy.

Anyways, according to that theory. Staate had a pretty good variety in his list, but at the heart of it, I'd guess he was around or a few years over 30. Tiger's probably in his early-mid 20's, and Griffin's is probably around 50ish. Judson may be around or early 40's. Am I incorrect about anyone yet?

We really should get this back to the original purpose of the thread though.

tiger8mush
02-07-2011, 03:54 PM
Anyways, according to that theory. Staate had a pretty good variety in his list, but at the heart of it, I'd guess he was around or a few years over 30. Tiger's probably in his early-mid 20's, and Griffin's is probably around 50ish. Judson may be around or early 40's. Am I incorrect about anyone yet?


I'm 32, but I do act 22 :)

novakjr
02-07-2011, 04:03 PM
I'm 32, but I do act 22 :)

For some reason I had a feeling you'd be the guy to throw this whole thing off. The Rise Against was the killer. There's a good amount of people our age that are pretty big into them.

judsonhamlin
02-07-2011, 05:18 PM
Yeah, the Classic rock is in everyone's blood from our parents. Plus, it was kinda trendy in the mid to late 90's. It was the AIC and tool that gave you away though Beatle's Guy.

Anyways, according to that theory. Staate had a pretty good variety in his list, but at the heart of it, I'd guess he was around or a few years over 30. Tiger's probably in his early-mid 20's, and Griffin's is probably around 50ish. Judson may be around or early 40's. Am I incorrect about anyone yet?

We really should get this back to the original purpose of the thread though.

Pegged it at 42 for me - there was a theory going around that whatever you listen to at age 19 is probably what you stick with. I like to think that I've kept an open mind and ears - and having a younger bro-in-law who had a record label for a while (Harvey Danger and Luna) helped - has kept me interested in newer stuff - Decembrists, Arcade Fire, New Pornographers, Architecture in Helsinki, Minus the Bear, etc... But, admittedly, only four of my top 15 are post 1995

novakjr
02-07-2011, 05:41 PM
Pegged it at 42 for me - there was a theory going around that whatever you listen to at age 19 is probably what you stick with. I like to think that I've kept an open mind and ears - and having a younger bro-in-law who had a record label for a while (Harvey Danger and Luna) helped - has kept me interested in newer stuff - Decembrists, Arcade Fire, New Pornographers, Architecture in Helsinki, Minus the Bear, etc... But, admittedly, only four of my top 15 are post 1995

The age 19 rule is pretty good. Mine is generally, that if someone were asked to list their favorite all time albums, a good chunk of the albums listed will probably fall within a 3-5 year window. That window is usually age 14-19 for that individual.

I graduated HS in '98 thus my preference for the Grunge/Alternative bands, but I generally like a little of everything. Old-new, light-hard, if it's good, it's good. But our preferences always stand tall..

TUM301
02-07-2011, 06:50 PM
Not In Any Qrder,
Aja- Steely Dan
Made In japan-Deep Purple
White Album-Beatles
Sticky Fingers-Stones
American Beauty-Dead
London Calling-Clash
Let There Be Rock-AC/DC
Zep II
Shaboo Shaboo-INXS
Boy-U2

barrysloate
02-07-2011, 09:05 PM
For the albums I chose between 1966 and 1968, I was at the ages 14 to 16. The theory holds.

nolemmings
02-08-2011, 10:26 AM
1. Dark Side of the Moon
2. Who's Next
3. Sgt. Peppers
4. Low Spark of High-heeled Boys
5. Blood on the Tracks
6. Born to Run
7. The Joshua Tree
8. Hotel California
9. The Doors
10. Houses of the Holy

Hon. mention--pop
Goodbye Yellowbrick Road--Elton John
The Pretender--Jackson Browne
Pretzel Logic--Steely Dan

tiger8mush
02-08-2011, 11:36 AM
The age 19 rule is pretty good. Mine is generally, that if someone were asked to list their favorite all time albums, a good chunk of the albums listed will probably fall within a 3-5 year window. That window is usually age 14-19 for that individual.

I graduated HS in '98 thus my preference for the Grunge/Alternative bands, but I generally like a little of everything. Old-new, light-hard, if it's good, it's good. But our preferences always stand tall..

Similarly, I graduated in '96. But at the time, music wasn't huge for me, so I'd listen to top-40 and hip hop and whatever dance/rap/R&B was playing in the clubs. After I got married in 2004, something changed and I started listening to more alternative/punk and wish I had started earlier cuz I like a lot of the stuff that came out in the '96-early 2000s timeframe. Fast, melodic, and aggressive. And if it has a good message, all the much better!

teetwoohsix
02-08-2011, 02:45 PM
You all already nailed the classic rock albums (I don't think I saw Jimi Hendrix "Are You Experienced" though...).......so I'll go off the norm to some of my all time favorites-
No certain order-

Sepultura- Beneath The Remains

Slayer-Hell Awaits, Reign In Blood, South of Heaven

Black Sabbath- Black Sabbath, Paranoid, Master of Reality, Black Sabbath Vol.4, Sabbath Bloody Sabbath

Black Flag- Damaged, My War, Slip It In

Metallica- Ride The Lightning, Master of Puppets, And Justice For All

The Accused- The Return of,,,Martha Splatterhead

Verbal Abuse- Just An American Band, V.A. Rocks Your Liver

Johnny Cash- Greatest Hits

:D

teetwoohsix
02-09-2011, 02:18 AM
Here are some non metal/punk albums I really like (I like all kinds of music)...

Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention- Over Nite Sensation, Zoot Allures

Little Feat- Dixie Chicken

Boston-Boston

Paul McCartney/Wings-Band On The Run

AC/DC- Every album with Bon Scott singing,,and first three albums with Brian Johnson singing

barrysloate
02-09-2011, 07:35 AM
Clayton- my favorite Mothers of Invention is their first album, Freak Out.

dstraate
02-09-2011, 11:39 AM
Little Feat. That's a band I wasn't expecting to see on this thread. I got to see them in concert last year and have been hooked ever since. Have you heard "Join the Band"? The collaboration list reads like a Grammy Awards registry.

teetwoohsix
02-09-2011, 06:06 PM
Barry- You are right," Freak Out" is great !! In fact, I like most all of their older stuff........" Over-Nite Sensation" has the song "Dirty Love" which is great....and "Zoot Allures" has a song I like called "Wino Man",,,,,I like the rest of the songs on the albums too.

David- I haven't heard "Join The Band", in fact the album "Dixie Chicken" was one I had when I was a lot younger, and I haven't heard it in quite awhile. I just always thought to myself "this is a great band here", and when I think of albums that are great pieces of work, this one comes to mind.

Apologies to the OP,,,,,,,,didn't mean to take this thread in the wrong direction. I have so many albums I like in so many types of music this thread was easy for me to "sidetrack" on.......my apologies.

Sincerely, Clayton

bmarlowe1
02-10-2011, 12:59 AM
There is so much to choose from that I had to do 15, plus one honorable mention:

Beatles- Sgt. Pepper's
Beatles- Rubber Soul
Beatles- Revolver
Miles Davis: Kind of Blue
Rolling Stones: Aftermath
Rolling Stones: Beggar's Banquet
The Doors: The Doors
Jefferson Airplane- After Bathing at Baxter's
Jefferson Airplane: Surrealistic Pillow
Grateful Dead: Anthem of the Sun
Jimi Hendrix: Electric Ladyland
Buffalo Springfield- Buffalo Springfield Again
Love- Forever Changes
Bob Dylan- The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
Donovan- Sunshine Superman

Honorable mention: Meet the Beatles (very underrated album)

Barry - it's interesting you mentioned Forever Changes. I always thought it was pretty obscure. A few years back my son bought the CD plus a more recent reunion live CD. It was kind of a concidence as he wasn't aware that I had it in vinyl.

barrysloate
02-10-2011, 06:21 AM
Mark- Love is one of those bands that is almost entirely forgotten, although they were briefly in the news about five years ago when Arthur Lee died. They had other good albums too, especially Da Capo.

glynparson
02-10-2011, 08:07 AM
Da Capo would have made my list had I given 5 more honorable mentions. Along with Marquee Moon-Television, Bryter Later-Nick Drake, Desire-Bob Dylan, and Eat a Peach- The Allman Brothers band

Jason Carota
02-10-2011, 09:39 PM
For what its worth, I'm 31.

In no specific order:

Cream - Wheels of Fire
Jimi Hendrix - Woodstock
Charles Mingus - Mingus Ah Um
Jamiroquai - Emergency on Planet Earth
Thelonius Monk - Live at the It Club
Pearl Jam - Ten
Mississippi Fred McDowell - Portraits: The First Recordings
Eddie Vedder - Into the Wild soundtrack
Alice in Chains - Facelift
The Roots - The Roots Come Alive

Writehooks
03-07-2014, 05:06 AM
OK, maybe not the best ... but these are the 10 I'd crave if I was shipwrecked on a desert island ...

Billion Dollar Babies - Alice Cooper
Diamond Dogs - David Bowie
White Album - Beatles
Kill 'Em All - Metallica
Killer - Alice Cooper
Road Food - The Guess Who
Sticky Fingers - Rolling Stones
Alive - KISS
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John
A Man Alone - Frank Sinatra

Jim65
03-07-2014, 05:50 AM
Black Sabbath "Black Sabbath"
Pink Floyd "The Wall"
RUSH "2112"
KISS "Alive"
Black Flag "Damaged"
The Who "Quadrophenia"
The Stooges "Raw Power"
Rolling Stones "Exile on Main Street"
The Ramones "The Ramones"

TUM301
03-07-2014, 12:53 PM
OK, maybe not the best ... but these are the 10 I'd crave if I was shipwrecked on a desert island ...

Billion Dollar Babies - Alice Cooper
Diamond Dogs - David Bowie
White Album - Beatles
Kill 'Em All - Metallica
Killer - Alice Cooper
Road Food - The Guess Who
Sticky Fingers - Rolling Stones
Alive - KISS
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John
A Man Alone - Frank Sinatra

Hello, Hurray, let the show begin I`ve been ready............................

stlcardsfan
03-07-2014, 01:46 PM
Beatles - Abbey Road
R.E.M. - Reckoning
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
Led Zeppelin - II
AC/DC - Back in Black
Rush - Moving Pictures
Pearl Jam - Vs.
Montrose - Montrose
Matthew Sweet - Girlfriend
Neil Young - Harvest
Uncle Tupelo - Anodyne
Wilco - Being There
Son Volt - Trace (this is my all-time favorite record, I realize few have probably heard of it)

39special
03-07-2014, 04:59 PM
Stones - Sticky Fingers
Stones -Exile on Main Street
Stones - Let it Bleed

Beatles - White Album
David Bowie - The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
Aerosmith - Rocks
The Who - Who's Next
Pink Floyd - The Wall
Pink Floyd - Dark side of the Moon
Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti

Runscott
03-07-2014, 10:16 PM
Now we're talking - great topic. There are a few blues albums that would crack my top ten, but no one here has probably heard of them. However, 'Stone Crazy' cannot be left out.

In no particular order, if I could only have these 10 to listen to, I would be okay, and I didn't even include any Zeppelin:

Exile on Main Street
Dark Side of the Moon
Beatles VI
Ladies of the Canyon
Buddy Guy - Stone Crazy
Seventh Sojourn
The Doors
Dylan - Blood on the Tracks
Electric Ladyland
Wheels of Fire

drcy
03-08-2014, 01:12 AM
My top ten Favorite (I didn't say best) rock albums:

1) Discharge - "Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing" 1982
2) The Cure - "Pornography" 1982
3) The Cure - "Faith" 1981
4) The Psychedelic Furs - "Should God Forget: A Retrospective" 1997
5) Cliff Martinez - "Sex, Lies and Videotape" 1989
6) Roxy Music - "Country Life" 1974
7) Echo & the Bunnymen - "Ocean Rain" 1984
8) Bauhaus - "Mask" 1981
9) Black Flag - "Damaged" 1981
10) Dead Kennedys "Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables" 1980

milkit1
03-08-2014, 03:18 PM
In no order
smile (original version, purple chick put it together from all the original material to match the Brian WilSon version.
McCartney II - Paul McCartney
the plastic ono band - John Lennon
Time and Tide - Split Enz
Bridge over Troubled Water -simon and garfunkle
Sell Out - The Who
Piper at the gates of dawn - Pink Floyd
Chant Darling - Lawrence Arabia
Rio - Duran Duran
Surfs up- Beach Boys
white album- Beatles

Runscott
03-08-2014, 11:31 PM
Sean, you reminded me of others. Don't think I could get by with only ten - would need at least these 2 in addition. The news song by S & G really brings back the 60's for me. Our soccer team used to practice to Waiata.

Split Enz - Waiata
Simon & Garfunkle - Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Time

glynparson
03-09-2014, 08:32 AM
These are my ten favorite from lesser known or lesser selling artists.

1. Bryter Later- Nick Drake (All his albums are fantastic)
2. Tago Mago- Can
3. Os Mutantes-Os Mustantes
4. Oar- Skip Spence
5. Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators- 13th Floor Elevators
6. Call Of The Valley-Shivkumar Sharma, Brijbhushan Kabra & Haripra
7. Modern Lovers-Modern Lovers
8. Million Seller- The Pooh Sticks
9. Chelsea Girl- Nico
10. The Last Puff- Spooky Tooth

Some albums i also love but i thought mybe a little too well known for the list i just made but still more obscure. my top ten has also changed from original post. i will repost a list.


1. Love Devotion Surrender-Santana/Mahavishnu
2. Da Capo-Love
3. Marquee Moon-Television
4. Trout Mask Replica- Captain beefheart
5. White Light White Heat-The Velvet Underground
6. Hoist- Phish
7. Sea Change-Beck (he's famous album not as much, but is a critics favorite)
8. pacific ocean blue- dennis wilson

familytoad
03-09-2014, 06:31 PM
This is harder for me than choosing my favorite baseball cards:eek:

I guess these change by mood, as others have commented...here is today's list in random order:

R.E.M - Automatic For The People
Rainbow-Rising
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
Jethro Tull - Songs From The Wood
Peter Frampton - Frampton Comes Alive!
Metallica - the Black Album
Pink Floyd - Dark Side of The Moon
Ambrosia- Somewhere I've Never Traveled
Eagles- Hotel California
Sister Hazel - Fortress
Carole King - Tapestry
Toad The Wet Sprocket - Coil

Have fun!

Paul S
03-09-2014, 10:37 PM
Milestones - Miles Davis
The Black Sea - XTC
A Love Supreme - John Coltrane
Disraeli Gears - Cream
The Inner Mounting Flame - Mahavishnu Orchestra
Never Mind The Bullocks, Here Come The Sex Pistols - Sex Pistols
(Plays) Villa Lobos - Julian Bream
Imperial Bedroom - Elvis Costello
In A Silent Way - Miles Davis
In The Wee Hours - Sinatra
Then Play On - Fleetwood Mac

and on and on...

bnorth
03-09-2014, 10:59 PM
AC/DC pick any 10 of their albums as long as Back in Black is #1.

the 'stache
03-10-2014, 07:14 AM
We need to differentiate between best albums of all-time, or our favorite albums of all-time, because it seems people are getting them mixed up.

Paul S
03-10-2014, 09:08 AM
Biil, with all due respect, how can you even begin to moderate a thread like this? It's all totally subjective. Why would something be on a greatest list if it wouldn't be someone's personal favorite? I'm not the biggest AC/DC fan but I can see that person's reasoning -- if those are that person's fave and therefore greatest and rocks their world, more power to him. What if I were to copy and paste Rolling Stone mag's list of 100 Greatest Rock Albums of All Time? We should all just accept it? Every time they do something like that they get letters to the editor, because RS is just as subjective as the rest of us.

thedutymon
03-10-2014, 05:46 PM
Afternoon,

Well a few of you got some right, but nobody came close to this grouping!!!!!:D:D

1. Black Sabbath, Black Sabbath
2. Wishbone Ash, Argus
3. Pink Floyd, Dark Side of the Moon
4. Alice Cooper, Killer
5. Alice Cooper, Billion Dollar Babies
6. Wishbone Ash, New England
7. Alice Cooper, Love it to Death
8. The Psychedelic Furs - "Should God Forget: A Retrospective" 1997 (Or Their Greatest Hits Album)
9. Yes, Long Distance Runaround Album
10. The Tubes, White Punks On Dope

Now that's some music, and I have all 10 and been listening for 30+ years!!!

YeeHah:D

Neil

Paul S
03-10-2014, 10:16 PM
Afternoon,

Well a few of you got some right, but nobody came close to this grouping!!!!!:D:D

1. Black Sabbath, Black Sabbath
2. Wishbone Ash, Argus
3. Pink Floyd, Dark Side of the Moon
4. Alice Cooper, Killer
5. Alice Cooper, Billion Dollar Babies
6. Wishbone Ash, New England
7. Alice Cooper, Love it to Death
8. The Psychedelic Furs - "Should God Forget: A Retrospective" 1997 (Or Their Greatest Hits Album)
9. Yes, Long Distance Runaround Album
10. The Tubes, White Punks On Dope

Now that's some music, and I have all 10 and been listening for 30+ years!!!

YeeHah:D

Neil

Hi Neil, Don't hate me for this but my personal favorite song on Black Sabbath (1) is The Wizard. I just love the drums and the blues harp! What can I say?

Wishbone Ash was great in the three-geetar lineup. I used to see them at the Whiskey A-Go-Go in Hollywood.

As far as Yes, I'm going with Relayer. I saw them at the Cow Palace in SF. What a gas. Alan White instead of Bruford, but still totally wonderful.

Paul

guy3050
03-10-2014, 11:31 PM
allman brothers - live at fillmore east
The Clash, 'London Calling'
The Rolling Stones, 'Exile on Main Street'
BB King 'live at the Regal'
Led Zeppelin, 'Led Zeppelin 1'
The Who, 'Who's Next'
Pink Floyd, 'The Dark Side of the Moon'
Bob Marley and the Wailers, 'Legend'
Cream 'disraeli gears'
Rolling Stones 'Some girls'

MooseDog
03-11-2014, 12:31 PM
Biil, with all due respect, how can you even begin to moderate a thread like this? It's all totally subjective.

Yeah, a thread like this will get an overwhelming response and let's face it, we all like pushing our opinions out there, either for some validation, or to stir up some shite or some even to prove how cool they are...given the wide range of age and taste, and even geographic location it's impossible to agree on a top 10 of anything related to music.

That being said, I'm going to chime in with my top 10, and the chosen were based on overall quality of the entire album (is every track great?); quality of the performance, recording, and songwriting; execution of concept (if a concept type album); my personal tastes (all over the place); and LONGEVITY (how has the album held up over time?)

I'll put on my flame retardant suit once I hit "send".

In no particular order:

PINK FLOYD "Dark Side of the Moon"
Everyone knows this one but from my own perspective, this album really got my mind going in a forward direct (and no, I don't get stoned so that wasn't it...) I upbringing was very sheltered - I was allowed to listen to classical and "wholesome" music but the lyrics really opened my eyes and the music my ears.

EAGLES "Hotel California"
Those of us who live out here in CA probably identify with this album better than others but man, this hits on so many levels. Loss of innocence, wretched excess, broken dreams. But we are still here. As the song says, "You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave..."

NEIL DIAMOND "Hot August Night"
People know I like music sometimes ask me about live albums. I keep telling them that this is the best live album, or at least my favorite. I'm almost glad there is no video of these concerts and it would probably ruin the magic. Like him or hate him, and in recent years he seems to be a parody of himself the man was an incredible live performer. This albums catches him at his creative peak, a star in full glory and he gives it all on every song. Some might fault his style as overly dramatic, but that's what performing is all about.

MARVIN GAYE "What's Goin' On"
This forum is probably not the best place to find fans of soul music but growing up in Oakland I was exposed to wide variety of music. See my comments about Dark Side above, I had to learn about this album way after release and after a lot of the events Marvin writes about had faded to memory. As I became more away of the real world around me this album hit a lot themes I was beginning to understand. But listening to it these days one realizes not much has changed and the themes are still things we need to address today. Unlike many Motown artitst Marvin was a songwriter too. This was a protest album with a groove.

ENYA "Shepherd Moons"
I'm probably going to get a lot of flack for this one, but while I have always enjoyed fine hard rock and roll, this New Age album is simply the most beautiful music I've every heard on one CD. It works as background music (doesn't get in your way with catchy lyrics or backbeats) and you can experience some of the same mental/sonic pyrotechnics as Dark Side while listening to it in the dark on headphones.

BEATLES "Rubber Soul"
Greatest collection of pop songs, ever.

THE WHO "Tommy"
I can still listen to this one start to finish. There are some personal themes that resonate with me too, but I just love the guitar lines.

SARAH McLACHLAN "Surfacing"
I'm probably going to lose all my remaining man points with this pick. I guess I'm attracted to the "introspective singer/songwriter" type. Mostly because they seem to be able to express things that I can't. When Sarah sings "...you're a beautiful f**cked up man..." I think she's talking about me.

AC/DC "Back in Black"
In a previous life I used to work concessions at local concerts. It was a great way to get paid (very little) but see some cool shows. I was never a huge AC/DC fan but was simply (and literally) blown away by their show (and this was a Brian Johnson show, not a Bon Scott). BnB is not just a great hard rock album, I think it belongs on any "greatest" list. And no, this wasn't just to get some of those man points back.

TALKING HEADS "Remain in Light"
When I was still young and stupid (as opposed to old and...well) I could not get enough of this album. It was so different than anything else out at the time (end of disco era and start of punk/anti-music movement). Every now and then I pop it into the CD player and am amazed how still "futuristic" the sound is.

There you go.

milkit1
03-11-2014, 09:21 PM
Sean, you reminded me of others. Don't think I could get by with only ten - would need at least these 2 in addition. The news song by S & G really brings back the 60's for me. Our soccer team used to practice to Waiata.

Split Enz - Waiata
Simon & Garfunkle - Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Time

Haha! Thats awesome! Are you from New Zealand/Australia? Im in the US and there doesnt seem to be a lot of Enz fans here. Such a shame as I think they (and Neil Finn/Crowded House) are as close to The Beatles as any band has gotten. Here s apic of my Mental Notes signed poster with handwritten Phil Judd Lyrics for the song Titus (the Second Thoughts version is one of my all-time favorites)
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and here it is signed by all but Noel
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milkit1
03-11-2014, 09:27 PM
Some albums i also love but i thought mybe a little too well known for the list i just made but still more obscure. my top ten has also changed from original post. i will repost a list.


1. Love Devotion Surrender-Santana/Mahavishnu
2. Da Capo-Love
3. Marquee Moon-Television
4. Trout Mask Replica- Captain beefheart
5. White Light White Heat-The Velvet Underground
6. Hoist- Phish
7. Sea Change-Beck (he's famous album not as much, but is a critics favorite)
8. pacific ocean blue- dennis wilson


Nice to see Pacific Ocean Blue on a list. Heres my signed Dennis poster from that album :)
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Runscott
03-12-2014, 11:55 AM
What do you guys think are the 10 best albums of all time. My list every album was released before I was born in 1972

1. Revolver- The Beatles
2. Astral Weeks- Van Morrison
3. Sgt. Peppers- The Beatles
4. Everyboby Knows This Is Nowhere- Neil young
5. Blonde On Blonde-Bob Dylan
6. White Light/ White Heat- The Velvet Underground
7. American Beauty- Grateful Dead
8. All Things Must Pass- George Harrison
9. Stand!- Sly and the Family Stone
10. Who's Next- The Who
Honorable mention to: Trout Mask Replica- Captain Beefheart, Stooges-Stooges, Psychedelic Sounds Of The-13th Floor Elevators, Plastic Ono Band- John Lennon, Axis Bold As Love- Jimi Hendrix Experience

Reading Bill's comment, this is very interesting - the OP asked for us to list the '10 best', not our '10 favorite', yet he clearly listed some albums that no one could possibly consider to be among the '10 best' ever, so I think he really meant '10 favorite'. Not that they aren't great albums - I love most of them, but this just shows how subjective of a question this is.

Also, I posted my list without reading anyone else's, so as not to be influenced. Now I'm seeing other albums that would have to be in my list;e.g-'American Beauty', so it makes me realize that I can't even limit myself to 10 favorites - probably need at least 50.

Maybe 50 isn't even enough - over the years I have culled down my vinyl collection to about 250 albums, every now and then adding another. It's as small as it could possibly get :). I have almost all of Elvis Costello, Marshall Crenshaw and Roy Buchanan - can't imagine letting go of any of them, but none are 'top 10' material.

Great thread - thanks for the memories!

Al C.risafulli
03-12-2014, 12:20 PM
I just saw this thread and thought I'd chime in (my first non-cards post ever on 54) because I'm a music buff.

This is always an interesting question because our lists are always colored by music we like and don't like. My "BEST" albums list would not include Michael Jackson's "Thriller" or any Beatles albums, but it would be tough to argue that they don't belong in a Top 10 all-time list of albums. I just don't like either artist, and so they're not in my list.

So my list is a list of the top 10 albums of all-time, by artists I like. It has nothing to do with sales or popularity, just a list of artistically solid albums, each of which is a powerful body of work.

1) The Clash - "London Calling"
2) John Coltrane - "A Love Supreme"
3) The Rolling Stones - "Exile on Main Street"
4) Pavement - "Slanted and Enchanted"
5) The Replacements - "Let It Be"
6) The Who - "Who's Next"
7) Jimi Hendrix Experience - "Electric Ladyland"
8) Nirvana - "Nevermind"
9) Traffic - "The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys"
10) The Pixies - "Doolittle"

Honorable mentions to:

Led Zeppelin II
Prince - "Purple Rain"
The Band - "The Last Waltz"
Husker Du - "Flip Your Wig"
The Minutemen - "Double Nickels On The Dime"
Miles Davis - "Steamin'"
Dave Brubeck Quartet - "Time Out"
Bob Dylan - "Blonde On Blonde"


-Al

jiw98
03-12-2014, 01:38 PM
Not listed in any order, just 10 albums I like.

1) Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd
2) untitled (Zeppelin IV) - Led Zeppelin
3) Harvest - Neil Young
4) Toys in the Attic - Aerosmith
5) Hotel California - Eagles
6) Abbey Road - Beatles
7) Centerfield - John Fogerty
8) Night at the Opera - Queen
9) Fly Like an Eagle - Steve Miller Band
10) Hot August Night - Neil Diamond

drcy
03-12-2014, 03:30 PM
Since some of the rock list included non-rock albums (Miles Davis, John Coltraine), I'll make my second top ten list. I listen to classical as much as I do rock

CLASSICAL MUSIC FAVORITES

Sergei Prokofiev's Alexander Nevsky. The soundtrack to Eisenstein's 1937 epic war film. I'm a big fan of nearly all of Prokofiev's work. Challenging, powerful, exotic and very Russian. Romeo & Juliet is another good pick by him. Famous scene from the movie Alexander Nevsky Prokofiev's score from youtube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKZPgGbUuX0) Based on a real 13th century battle, the dark Russian army is waiting for the white German Crusading Knights on horseback to cross the ice for the final epic battle on the frozen Russian lake Piepus. Known as the 'Battle on the Ice,' it is one of the key events in Russian history. Powerful, visceral filmmaking, the extras were real soldiers in the Soviet army.

Gyorgi Ligeti – Atmospheres and Lontano. Ligeti is a famous 20th century Transylavnian avant garde classical composer. Mind expanding orchestral experiences.

Sergei Rachmaninoff-- Piano Concerto #2 and Rhapsody on a Theme on Paganini. Classical ear candy. Piano Concerto #2 was amusingly featured in Marilyn Monroe's Seven Year Itch.

Beethoven's Complete Symphonies. Got the complete symphonies box set for Christmas one year and not a bad symphony in the lot. Hours of music here.

Frederic Handel's Water and Fire Music. The German born Handel became the official composer for the British King, and his music is the epitemy of regal and sophistication.

Samuel Barber Adagio for Springs/Concerto for Violin/School for Scandal/Essay #1 and 2. Barber was a 20th century composer from Pennsylvania. As with Rachmaninoff, his music is ear candy and sounds like movie music.

Hilary Hahn Plays Bach. Excellent CD of the young American violinist solo playing beautiful J.S. Bach pieces. My sister went to school with Hahn.

Sviatoslav Richter, the great Soviet pianist, solo playing JS Bach on is hard to beat. Youtube sample of Richter playing Bach (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugSXVymv6b8)

Soundtracks to 2001: A Space Odyssey and The Shining (assorted composers old to new). Movie director Stanley Kubruick had great and esoteric musical taste, and the CDs include excellent assortments of works by modern and traditional composers including Bartok, Ligeti and Krzysztof Penderecki. The completely orchestral Penderecki pieces on The Shining are quite simply the darkest, most disturbing music ever composed (fitting for a horror movie). I say his music is the language of the Devil. I got the 2001 CD in college, and that's what got me into avant garde classical music, in particular Ligeti.

AMBST95
03-12-2014, 10:11 PM
My Top Ten (no special order)

Beatles - Abbey Road
Nirvana - Nevermind
Pink Floyd - DSOTM
Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
Michael Jackson - Thriller
Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
Beach Boys - Smile
The Allman Brothers - Live at Fillmore East
Beastie Boys - License to Ill
Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run

I made my list without looking at others. It was tough to cut albums out and as I look at other people's I see some commonalities and other albums I'll need to look in to. Some of my honorable mentions included:

The Band - The Last Waltz
Pearl Jam - Ten
Metallica - Black Album
Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy
John Coltrane - Giant Steps
Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited
The Who - Quadrophenia
Radiohead - OK Computer
CSNY - Deja Vu

the 'stache
03-14-2014, 06:32 AM
Reading Bill's comment, this is very interesting - the OP asked for us to list the '10 best', not our '10 favorite', yet he clearly listed some albums that no one could possibly consider to be among the '10 best' ever, so I think he really meant '10 favorite'. Not that they aren't great albums - I love most of them, but this just shows how subjective of a question this is.



Right, and that's all I'm asking for, Scott, is some clarification. Are we listing the 10 greatest albums of all-time, or our ten favorite albums? Because those lists are going to be vastly different.

Pet Sounds by the Beach Boys might be on my ten greatest albums list, but it wouldn't be in my top 100 favorite albums of all-time. Rio by Duran Duran might end up in my top ten favorite albums of all-time, but I doubt it would supplant something like Carole King's Tapestry from any all-time great list. Simon and Garfunkel's Bookends and Revolver by the Beatles might be listed in a lot of top ten all-time lists, but I don't know if I'd put Revolver ahead of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band or Abbey Road on my all-time top ten list.

I just don't know how I'm supposed to respond until this is made clear. :D

the 'stache
03-14-2014, 06:54 AM
Ok, I'm going to try and come up with my top ten all-time favorite album list, which is a near impossibility. These are the ten albums, if I were forced to live on a deserted island the rest of my life (with a lifetime supply of batteries!), that I couldn't live without.

Good lord, this is going to be hard, because I love metal, progressive rock/metal, pop, rock, jazz, the blues, fusion, classical...everything but country, really. How do I limit myself to ten albums? Do I take a greatest hits compilation as one album, which is really cheating?

Sigh...

Ok, here goes nothing. And tomorrow I might change it. :D

Bill's top ten all-time favorite albums right now.

Queen-II
the Beatles-Abbey Road
Jeff Buckley-Grace
U2-the Unforgettable Fire
Tori Amos-Little Earthquakes
Dream Theater-Images and Words
Duran Duran-Rio
Van Halen-1984
Rush-Moving Pictures
Pink Floyd-Dark Side of the Moon

How the hell do I leave Queen's Sheer Heart Attack or A Night at the Opera off this list, or Van Halen I? Do I drop Rio for Jimi Hendrix's Are You Experienced? What do I take off to pop in The Who's Who's Next? What about the aforementioned Sgt. Pepper, or Rubber Soul? I really want The Police's Synchronicity in there, and Toto IV. And I don't know where the hell I'm going to get some Led Zeppelin, or Cream in there. Zep IV, Disraeli Gears?

:mad:

Edit: oh crap, no Thriller, no Miles Davis-Kind of Blue, or Bitches Brew--both could easily make my list. Songs From the Big Chair by Tears For Fears is another favorite. Hotel California by the Eagles, and I'll go nuts not having 2112 if I'm listening to Moving Pictures.

No Rainbow or Deep Purple, how the hell am I going to live on an island with no Ritchie Blackmore?

Just shoot me. I will never be happy with this top ten!

CamaroCPA
03-15-2014, 08:06 AM
I kow the guys that mentioned Brother Cane did so a few years ago when this thread was begun. I see they are still active on the boards so, on the off chance they still check this thread I thought I post post this pic. Maybe they, or someone else will get a kick out of it!
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e184/avsfan23/brothercane.jpg

I was a fan in the early to mid-nineties. I saw them open for Van Halen (maybe... or was it Lynyrd Skynyrd?) in Huntsville, Alabama. By the time I saw them in 1998 in Colorado Springs they were playing small clubs again. It gave me the opportunity to meet them and chat a while and get their autographs! I can't recall if I got the pick during the show or if one of the guys gave it to me afterwards.

Now, as for the topic at hand, my top ten albums in no particular order (and with the disclaimer that there could be many, many more to make this list):

1. Rolling Stones, Sticky Fingers - Includes my second favorite guitar solo of all time on Sway. (Favorite solo is Ocean by John Butler.)
2. Rolling Stones, Voodoo Lounge - They have stronger albums but this reminds me of some really good times.
3. Third Eye Blind, Third Eye Blind - Again, brings me back to a time. It wasn't the best of times and this album helped me through.
4. Metallica, Metallica - I wore out all of my cassette tapes of their preceding albums. This was one of the first CDs I purchased.
5. Boston, Third Stage - Tom Scholtz's guitar tone is so cool!
6. John Butler Trio, April Uprising - Hard to pick a favorite of mine from him so I'll go with the album that has my wife's and my first dance song.
7. Tool, Undertow - Just badass.
8. Cure, Show - A live album that is really, really good. Brings me back to good times too.
9. Guns N Roses, Use Your Illusion - Take your pick: I or II. I think they were at their peak with the range of the songs and the guitar solos on this album.
10. Bad Company, 10 From 6 - A "best of" album that I started listening to in high school. It opened my eyes to classic, blues based rock and broadened my horizons from just the eighties pop and hair metal that were my staples until then.

TheBig6
03-16-2014, 02:47 AM
In no particular order,
Grand Funk...The Red Album
Pink Floyd...Dark Side of the Moon
Rod Stewart and the Faces...Every Picture Tells a Story
Led Zepplin...First Album
Jimmy Hendrix, Buddy Miles, Billy Cox....Band of Gypsy's
The Doors...Morrison Hotel
Trapeze...Medusa
Deep Purple...Machine Head
Jethro Tull...Benefit
Neil Young...Everybody Knows this is Nowhere


Some of my other favorites of which I wore out Vinyl
Spooky Tooth...The Last Puff (I am the Walrus is very Heavy)
Traffic..Forget the album name but one with 40,000 Headmen
Beatles..Revolver, Sgt.Pepers & White Album
Mountain...First Album (Mississippi Queen if you know what I mean)
13 Floor Elevators..Album with (Slip inside this House as I pass by)
CSNY...Deja Vu
Rare Earth..Rare Earth
Bob Dylan...Highway 61 Revisited
Jimmy Hendrix Experience...Axis Bold as Love

glynparson
03-16-2014, 02:55 AM
i get the difference but dont mind seeing either list from people . feel free to post both bill.

the 'stache
03-21-2014, 04:22 AM
Brother Cane puts on a great show. I saw them early on, I think it was 1991, in Dallas.

I Only Smoke 4 the Cards
03-21-2014, 11:48 PM
AC/DC - Back in Black

Jay Z - Blueprint

Black Keys - Magic Potion

Robert Johnson - Complete Collection

pariah1107
03-22-2014, 12:49 PM
The Wipers : Over The Edge
The Ramones : The Ramones
The Sex Pistols : Nevermind The Bullocks
Jonathan Richman & the Modern Lovers : The Modern Lovers
Talking Heads : Stop Making Sense
Mudhoney : SuperFuzz Bigmuff
The Screaming Trees : Sweet Oblivion
The Sonics : Here Are The Sonics
Pink Floyd : Pipers At The Gates of Dawn
The 13th Floor Elevators : The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th FE's

100backstroke
03-22-2014, 07:30 PM
The Beatles had a cassette, "Beatles, Rock n Roll Volume 2" - never made it to cd. But outstanding! Not sure if this counts as an album?

Personal #1 pick, "U2 Joshua Tree"

And don't forget "ZZ Top Eliminator"

thescooper
03-23-2014, 04:03 PM
The london years; ROLLING STONES
Lodger; DAVID BOWIE
Bat out of hell; Meatloaf
Definitely maybe; OASIS

glynparson
07-17-2014, 12:26 PM
Love this list:

The Wipers : Over The Edge
The Ramones : The Ramones
The Sex Pistols : Nevermind The Bullocks
Jonathan Richman & the Modern Lovers : The Modern Lovers
Talking Heads : Stop Making Sense
Mudhoney : SuperFuzz Bigmuff
The Screaming Trees : Sweet Oblivion
The Sonics : Here Are The Sonics
Pink Floyd : Pipers At The Gates of Dawn
The 13th Floor Elevators : The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th FE's

Paul S
07-17-2014, 01:42 PM
Love this list:

The Wipers : Over The Edge
The Ramones : The Ramones
The Sex Pistols : Nevermind The Bullocks
Jonathan Richman & the Modern Lovers : The Modern Lovers
Talking Heads : Stop Making Sense
Mudhoney : SuperFuzz Bigmuff
The Screaming Trees : Sweet Oblivion
The Sonics : Here Are The Sonics
Pink Floyd : Pipers At The Gates of Dawn
The 13th Floor Elevators : The Psychedelic Sounds of the 13th FE's

Great list. Myself, I couldn't post one and limit it to ten since I would have to expand the musical scope. For a short while in the early 80s I played drums with The Wipers. Greg (Hi Greg, if you ever read this) is a totally great guy: offstage quite polite, might remind you of Connie Mack w/o the straw hat. Onstage, well, you know...

barrysloate
07-20-2014, 08:15 PM
Just finished listening to Johnny Winter's "The Progressive Blues Experiment", in memory of the great blues guitarist who died this past week. RIP

Paul S
07-20-2014, 08:40 PM
Just finished listening to Johnny Winter's "The Progressive Blues Experiment", in memory of the great blues guitarist who died this past week. RIP

Ugh, this is the first I've heard of his passing. I still have the vinyl of Live Johnny Winter And and his version of Highway 61 Revisited from Second Winter, which is such a killer slide track. RIP.

barrysloate
07-20-2014, 08:48 PM
Second Winter is a three sided album. The fourth side is completely blank. Kind of a cool thing. I saw Johnny at the Boston Tea Party around 1971. He was a true blues virtuoso. Not surprisingly, the thing people often most remember about him and Edgar is that they were both albinos.

Paul S
07-20-2014, 09:12 PM
Second Winter is a three sided album. The fourth side is completely blank. Kind of a cool thing. I saw Johnny at the Boston Tea Party around 1971. He was a true blues virtuoso. Not surprisingly, the thing people often most remember about him and Edgar is that they were both albinos.

Hey Barry, I have that on vinyl too. One problem is that when I went to play it (years ago) the second disc was gone. I must have stuck it in the sleeve of one of my other 400+ albums.

True that Johnny and Edgar are likely remembered as albinos. Interesting how they were brothers but their musical tastes were different, at least in their respective recordings.

Vintagevault13
07-22-2014, 01:33 PM
Lots of great albums mentioned, but there are two that I must have on my list:

Bruce Springsteen - "Born to Run". Not a bad song on the album. Rock/poetry/storytelling all wrapped up in one incredible album.

Lynyrd Skynyrd - "Pronounced". Ok, I am from the South, but ya gotta show some love for "Freebird". In the mid-70s, NO ONE wanted to follow the band on stage. They absolutely blew people away.

barrysloate
07-22-2014, 03:31 PM
"Freebird" is a truly great song, no doubt about it.

KCRfan1
07-23-2014, 12:30 AM
Like most of you, I listen to a wide variety of music. My ten favorites in no order is as follows:

Headquarters - The Monkees
Dirty Deeds - ACDC
Fair Warning - Van Halen
Out of the Cellar - Ratt
Rubber Soul - Beatles
Flowers - Rolling Stones
The Doors - The Doors
Crosby Stills & Nash - Crosby Stills Nash
Dr. Feelgood - Motley Crue
Boston - Boston

Milton
07-24-2014, 02:23 PM
Great thread! I love seeing the lists of varied genres. That indicates a true music fan.

Here's mine, in no particular order:

Slayer - Reign in Blood
Smoking Popes - Born to Quit
Saturday Night Fever - Soundtrack
The Smiths - The Queen is Dead
Turbonegro - Apocalypse Dudes
Danzig - Danzig (S/T)
Guns N Roses - Appetite for Destruction
Lionel Richie - Can't Slow Down
Johnny Cash - American Recordings
The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night soundtrack

Bocabirdman
07-25-2014, 01:06 PM
Second Winter is a three sided album. The fourth side is completely blank. Kind of a cool thing. I saw Johnny at the Boston Tea Party around 1971. He was a true blues virtuoso. Not surprisingly, the thing people often most remember about him and Edgar is that they were both albinos.
It couldn't have been any later, Barry. I believe the Boston Tea Party gave up the ghost in 71. Johnny helped resurrect Muddy Waters career, too. "I'm Ready" and "Hard Again" are two of Muddy's best. Johnny also had a great album on Alligator called Nothin' But the Blues" that contains some of his finest slide work.


Another great album from the Boston area from the Tea Party era is "Blow Your Face Out...Live (recorded loud to be played loud) from J Geils......Woober Goober with the Green Teeth..........:D

barrysloate
07-25-2014, 03:28 PM
1971 sounds about right Mike. I lived in Boston from Sep 69 to Mar 72, so I probably caught the tail end of the Tea Party. Saw some great concerts there, including the Grateful Dead and Taj Mahal, among many others.

clydepepper
08-09-2014, 08:03 AM
1. Dark Side of the Moon
2. Who's Next
3. Sgt. Peppers
4. Low Spark of High-heeled Boys
5. Blood on the Tracks
6. Born to Run
7. The Joshua Tree
8. Hotel California
9. The Doors
10. Houses of the Holy

Hon. mention--pop
Goodbye Yellowbrick Road--Elton John
The Pretender--Jackson Browne
Pretzel Logic--Steely Dan

Todd- You're are the closest to any list I would make, but I would add...

Live in New York- Frank Zappa

BengoughingForAwhile
08-15-2014, 06:20 PM
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clydepepper
08-15-2014, 08:22 PM
Dreamboat Annie & Little Queen by Heart

Anne Wilson is one of the great rock singers!

SmokyBurgess
08-16-2014, 09:33 AM
I would throw in:

"Fear of Music"- Talking Heads
"Big Science"- Laurie Anderson

Leon
08-22-2014, 10:39 PM
1. Dark Side of the Moon
2. Who's Next
3. Sgt. Peppers
4. Low Spark of High-heeled Boys
5. Blood on the Tracks
6. Born to Run
7. The Joshua Tree
8. Hotel California
9. The Doors
10. Houses of the Holy

Hon. mention--pop
Goodbye Yellowbrick Road--Elton John
The Pretender--Jackson Browne
Pretzel Logic--Steely Dan

I am pretty close to this list too.....great stuff. Believe it or not, I might put a Zach Brown album in there now..they are that good....

EvilKing00
08-23-2014, 12:23 PM
Here are mine - a lot are the same as some of, you but a few different ones!

1- ACDC - Back in Black
2 - Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
3 - Guns & Roses Appetite for destruction
4 - Metallica - Master of puppets
5 - U2 - Joshua Tree
6 - Nirvana -nevermind
7 - counting crows - august and everything after
8 - Scorpions - Love at First Sting
9 - white lion - pride
10 - billy joel - glass houses

refz
09-07-2014, 09:45 AM
Alot of albums come to mind in my top ten but Rage Against the Machine's Bombtrack is my favorite. The anger gets me pumped!

clydepepper
09-08-2014, 06:51 PM
I feel compelled to add three other artists, but I haven't decided on favorite albums:

Bonny Raitt
ZZ Top
Eva Cassidy

2dueces
09-12-2014, 05:11 PM
Afternoon,

Well a few of you got some right, but nobody came close to this grouping!!!!!:D:D

1. Black Sabbath, Black Sabbath
2. Wishbone Ash, Argus
3. Pink Floyd, Dark Side of the Moon
4. Alice Cooper, Killer
5. Alice Cooper, Billion Dollar Babies
6. Wishbone Ash, New England
7. Alice Cooper, Love it to Death
8. The Psychedelic Furs - "Should God Forget: A Retrospective" 1997 (Or Their Greatest Hits Album)
9. Yes, Long Distance Runaround Album
10. The Tubes, White Punks On Dope

Now that's some music, and I have all 10 and been listening for 30+ years!!!

YeeHah:D

Neil

A Wishbone Ash fan. Saw then 5 or 6 times in 73-76 when the Turner brothers were with them. Argus and DSOTM are my 2 favorite albums of all time. Never can decide which is the best.

Traveled with the Tubes in 78 when I was dating Katie Bevin one of their dancers. Ended the tour at the Palidium in NY. Partied with Todd Rungren, The Ramones, Sex Pistols etc. The Tubes were going to do a Europe Tour after and Faye fell and broke his ankle. Cancelled it. Ahh the memories.

Cy2009
12-21-2014, 10:24 PM
I just found this thread. I love these kind of discussions. Here is my list. I do have a very eclectic taste in music.

1. Quadrophenia - The Who
I truly think this is the greatest album of all time - Townsend's masterpiece.

2. Dovark's "New World Symphony" - Von Dohnanyi w/Cleveland Symphony
This is amazing. If you don't listen to classical, try this piece. It is something to hear.

3. His Best: Chess 50th Anniversary Collection - Howlin' Wolf
Easily, my favorite blues singer.

4. Tarkus - Emerson, Lake, and Palmer
Probably my first favorite album for a long period of time.

5. Little Creatures - Talking Heads
David Byrne is quite a singer/song writer.

6. Blow By Blow - Jeff Beck
Ever seen Jeff Beck live? Wow!

7. Heartbeat City - The Cars
I had to put a Cars album in here. I do think this is their best.

8. Never Been Rocked Enough - Delbert McClinton
If you aren't familiar with Delbert, listen to a few of these songs on YouTube.

9. The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway - Genesis
Especially, the first disc.

10. Compact Command Performances - The Four Tops
I know it's a compilation, but how can you ignore Levi Stubbs when you are talking greatest anything in music?

Cy

Sean
12-22-2014, 03:53 PM
1- Led Zeppelin IV (Led Zeppelin)
2- Sgt. Pepper (Beatles)
3- Dark Side of the Moon (Pink Floyd)
4- Darkness on the Edge of Town (Bruce Springsteen)
5- Aqualung (Jethro Tull)
6- Abbey Road (Beatles)
7- Who's Next (The Who)
8- More Songs About Buildings and Food (Talking Heads)
9- Exile on Main Street (Rolling Stones)
10- Brothers in Arms (Dire Straits)

rats60
12-22-2014, 08:45 PM
1- Led Zeppelin IV (Led Zeppelin)
2- Sgt. Pepper (Beatles)
3- Dark Side of the Moon (Pink Floyd)
4- Darkness on the Edge of Town (Bruce Springsteen)
5- Aqualung (Jethro Tull)
6- Abbey Road (Beatles)
7- Who's Next (The Who)
8- More Songs About Buildings and Food (Talking Heads)
9- Exile on Main Street (Rolling Stones)
10- Brothers in Arms (Dire Straits)

I'm real close to yours

1- Born To Run
2- Abbey Road
3- Dark Side Of The Moon
4- Led Zeppelin 4
5- Who's Next
6- Revolver
7- Sgt. Pepper's
8- Let It Bleed
9- Highway 61 Revisited
10- The Velvet Underground & Nico

Sean
12-23-2014, 01:32 AM
I'm real close to yours

1- Born To Run
2- Abbey Road
3- Dark Side Of The Moon
4- Led Zeppelin 4
5- Who's Next
6- Revolver
7- Sgt. Pepper's
8- Let It Bleed
9- Highway 61 Revisited
10- The Velvet Underground & Nico

We pretty much agree. Other than a couple that I chose that are more recent, we have the same groups. We just disagree on which one of their albums we prefer.

Centauri
12-31-2014, 04:25 PM
Holy bleep! I read through the pages on this thread, and thought "I'll throw in Dvorak New World Symphony as performed by the Cleveland Orchestra. Then someone else posts exactly that! Holy bleep again!

Here is my list, in no particular order:

Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
Joni Mitchell - Blue
Tool - Lateralus
Moody Blues - This is the Moody Blues
Tame Impala - Innerspeaker
Credence Clearwater Revival - Cosmos Factory
Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
The Amazing - Gentle Stream
The Beatles - Revolver
Cleveland Orchestra - From the New World (Dvorak)

Honorable Mention: Tumbleweed Connection (Elton); Everything else by the Beatles & Pink Floyd; Physical Graffiti (Zep); Ten (PJ); Yes (Yes); Pearl (Janis); Rust Never Sleeps/Harvest (Neil Young); Kid A (Radiohead)

darwinbulldog
04-21-2016, 11:17 AM
Excuse me while I resurrect this thread for everyone who missed it the last time. I can get it down to 20 if I limit it to the rock genre, broadly defined.

Ok Computer -- Radiohead
Abbey Road -- The Beatles
Little Earthquakes -- Tori Amos
The Wall -- Pink Floyd
Takk -- Sigur Ros
Aqualung -- Jethro Tull
Wincing the Night Away -- The Shins
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road -- Elton John
Animals -- Pink Floyd
Lateralus -- Tool
The Beatles -- The Beatles
Physical Graffiti -- Led Zeppelin
Boys for Pele -- Tori Amos
Aenima -- Tool
Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness -- Smashing Pumpkins
Ten -- Pearl Jam
The Bends -- Radiohead
Wish You Were Here -- Pink Floyd
Funeral -- Arcade Fire
Begin to Hope -- Regina Spektor

Beatles Guy
04-21-2016, 12:23 PM
Excuse me while I resurrect this thread for everyone who missed it the last time. I can get it down to 20 if I limit it to the rock genre, broadly defined.

Ok Computer -- Radiohead
Abbey Road -- The Beatles
Little Earthquakes -- Tori Amos
The Wall -- Pink Floyd
Takk -- Sigur Ros
Aqualung -- Jethro Tull
Wincing the Night Away -- The Shins
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road -- Elton John
Animals -- Pink Floyd
Lateralus -- Tool
The Beatles -- The Beatles
Physical Graffiti -- Led Zeppelin
Boys for Pele -- Tori Amos
Aenima -- Tool
Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness -- Smashing Pumpkins
Ten -- Pearl Jam
The Bends -- Radiohead
Wish You Were Here -- Pink Floyd
Funeral -- Arcade Fire
Begin to Hope -- Regina Spektor

You an I have very similar tastes. My wife is a Tori Amos fan. I haven't listened to much of Arcade Fire, but I will have to take a closer look now.

sbfinley
04-21-2016, 12:48 PM
Excuse me while I resurrect this thread for everyone who missed it the last time. I can get it down to 20 if I limit it to the rock genre, broadly defined.

Ok Computer -- Radiohead
Abbey Road -- The Beatles
Little Earthquakes -- Tori Amos
The Wall -- Pink Floyd
Takk -- Sigur Ros
Aqualung -- Jethro Tull
Wincing the Night Away -- The Shins
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road -- Elton John
Animals -- Pink Floyd
Lateralus -- Tool
The Beatles -- The Beatles
Physical Graffiti -- Led Zeppelin
Boys for Pele -- Tori Amos
Aenima -- Tool
Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness -- Smashing Pumpkins
Ten -- Pearl Jam
The Bends -- Radiohead
Wish You Were Here -- Pink Floyd
Funeral -- Arcade Fire
Begin to Hope -- Regina Spektor



When I was dating my now wife, she couldn't understand how I enjoyed Sigur Ros so much as their lyrics are either Icelandic or made up. She then accompanied me to a show during Hvarf/Heim and she completely flipped her script. Hoppípolla was played at our wedding.

Your list is pretty close. I might swap The Bends for In Rainbows, White Album for Revolver, and add Death Cab's Transatlanticism somewhere but that's about it. If you'd have told me I'd spend my 1,000th post 10 years ago talking about Sigur Ros I'd laugh at you, but here we are.

Happy Collecting

Steven Finley

cool-vintage
04-21-2016, 01:25 PM
Since this thread was bumped I guess I'll join in.

Holy Diver is number one for sure, but I am not sure on the others.

1.Holy Diver- Dio
Master of Puppets-Metallica
Ride The Lightning- Metallica
Moving Pictures- Rush
Dark Side of The Moon- Pink Floyd
2112-Rush
Out of Step-Minor Threat
Bad Brains-Bad Brains
Minor Threat-Minor Threat
Reign in Blood-Slayer

Honorable Mention: Alive Or Just Breathing- Killswitch Engage, Master of the Moon- Dio, Souls of Black-Testament, Wish You Were Here-Pink Floyd, Define The Great Line- Underoath Unknown Pleasures- Joy Division

Joshchisox08
04-21-2016, 02:20 PM
Trying not to put much thought into this, otherwise I'd be here forever


1. Motorhead - Overkill
2. Alice in Chains - Dirt
3. Megadeth - Rust in Peace
4. Velvet Underground - White Light/White Heat
5. The Doors - The Doors
6. Led Zeppelin - I
7. Kyuss - Welcome to Sky Valley
8. Deep Purple - Machine Head
9. Nirvana - Live and Unplugged
10. Testament - Practice What You Preach

clydepepper
04-21-2016, 08:53 PM
Any Marshall Tucker fans?
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quinnsryche
04-21-2016, 09:41 PM
Mine for what it's worth:

1. Operation Mindcrime - Queensryche
2. Tribute - Ozzy/Randy
3. Diary of a Madman - Ozzy/Randy
4. Blizzard of Ozz - Ozzy/Randy
5. Rust In Peace - Megadeth
6. Peace Sells - Megadeth
7. Master of Puppets - Metallica
8. Overkill - Motorhead
9. Dookie - Green Day
10. Tragically Hip - Day For Night

1-6 in cement, 7-10 depending on my mood.

irv
04-23-2016, 06:23 PM
Any Marshall Tucker fans?
.
.

Yep, Can't you see!

Marshall Tucker-The Best of
Pink Floyd- The Wall
Neil Young-Rust Never Sleeps
Zeppelin-Physical Graffiti
Aerosmith-Toys in the Attic
Fleetwood Mac-Rumors
Black Sabbath-Heaven and Hell
Scorpions- World wide Live
Eagles-Hotel California
Lynyrd Skynrd- Gold and Platinum
Lynyrd Skynrd-Street Survivors

I can currently think of a lot more but that's a good start.

ajquigs
04-23-2016, 07:25 PM
Here's the 10 that come to mind first, and some more bubbling under:

- Exile on Main St. - The Rolling Stones
- A Tribute to Jack Johnson - Miles Davis
- Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles
- The Shape of Jazz to Come - Ornette Coleman
- Blonde on Blonde - Bob Dylan
- Odessey & Oracle - The Zombies
- Complete Communion - Don Cherry
- Sign O' The Times - Prince
- Muswell Hillbillies - The Kinks
- Rocket to Russia - The Ramones

Bubbling Under
Til Shiloh - Buju Banton ... The Velvet Underground & Nico - The Velvet Underground ... Who's Next - The Who ... Trans-Europe Express - Kraftwerk ... Roast Fish, Collie Weed, & Corn Bread - Lee Scratch Perry ... Monk's Music - Thelonious Monk ... Sandinista! - The Clash ... What's Going On - Marvin Gaye ... Every Picture Tells a Story - Rod Stewart ... Fear of a Black Planet - Public Enemy ... Stand! - Sly & the Family Stone ... A Love Supreme - John Coltrane ... Illmatic - Nas ... Acid - Ray Barretto ... San Francisco - Bobby Hutcherson ... Heaven Tonight - Cheap Trick ... Up for the Down Stroke - Parliament ... Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret - Soft Cell

steve B
04-23-2016, 08:17 PM
Mine for what it's worth:

1. Operation Mindcrime - Queensryche
2. Tribute - Ozzy/Randy
3. Diary of a Madman - Ozzy/Randy
4. Blizzard of Ozz - Ozzy/Randy
5. Rust In Peace - Megadeth
6. Peace Sells - Megadeth
7. Master of Puppets - Metallica
8. Overkill - Motorhead
9. Dookie - Green Day
10. Tragically Hip - Day For Night

1-6 in cement, 7-10 depending on my mood.

Nice to see Blizzard of Oz make someones list. :D

Loads of good choices posted already, and too hard to choose.

Maybe add in somewhere
- Billy Squier Don't say no
Blue Oyster Cult -Fire of unknown origin
Jim Croce- Greatest hits

Steve B

Joshchisox08
04-28-2016, 08:45 AM
One I forgot to mention and I'm sure will leave a lot of head scratching. If I had two Wagners I'd give one to someone if they honestly knew who this band was.


Truckfighters - Gravity X

Beatles Guy
04-28-2016, 09:21 AM
I was listening to Queen's "A Night At The Opera" last night on vinyl (yes vinyl), and that one is creeping ever so closely to my top 10.

darwinbulldog
04-28-2016, 02:05 PM
I was listening to Queen's "A Night At The Opera" last night on vinyl (yes vinyl), and that one is creeping ever so closely to my top 10.

Good stuff. They didn't make my list, but my son's middle name is Mercury. I figure that counts for something.

Beatles Guy
04-28-2016, 02:44 PM
Good stuff. They didn't make my list, but my son's middle name is Mercury. I figure that counts for something.

That counts :) My son's name is Jude if that tells you something about me and The Beatles :)

darwinbulldog
04-28-2016, 02:50 PM
"Jude" himself:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQs1Ynq0rlk

I wanted to name my daughter Anastasia, but that was vetoed by my wife (decidedly not a Tori Amos fan). I'm guessing that might not have been a problem for you.

Beatles Guy
04-28-2016, 04:06 PM
Not a problem at all. As soon as I suggested it, my wife said "that's it". She's a fan too :)

sbfinley
05-02-2016, 09:03 PM
That counts :) My son's name is Jude if that tells you something about me and The Beatles :)

Our son's name is also Jude. Our new born daughter is Lyla taken from Oasis.

Beatles Guy
05-02-2016, 09:55 PM
Our son's name is also Jude. Our new born daughter is Lyla taken from Oasis.

Great minds think alike I suppose.

Joshchisox08
05-09-2016, 09:55 AM
Can't forget this one.

TUM301
05-09-2016, 10:30 AM
2 Albums getting very close to my original top 10 list, Joe Walsh "The Smoker You Drink The Player You Get" and Warren Zevon`s "Excitable Boy". Keep em coming boys........................!

1952boyntoncollector
05-09-2016, 12:36 PM
David, great list we have a lot in common...I am a Brother Cane fan as well.

My favs:

Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
Live - Throwing Copper
Foo Fighters - Foo Fighters
Nirvana - Nevermind
Nirvana - Incesticide
Green Day - Dookie
Stone Temple Pilots - Purple
Alice in Chains - Dirt
Tom Petty - Wildflowers
Guns N Roses - Appetite for Destruction
REM - Automatic for the People

I know there are plenty more that I am neglecting to mention, but these come to mind first.

Anyone ever heard of a band called "For Squirrels"? They came out with an album in 1995, then they got into a horrible car accident and the lead singer died, maybe another band member too...not sure. Anyways...great album.


right they played in gainesville and i saw them a few times...Less than Jake also performed and Sister Hazel which is a group people know im sure