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Old 01-07-02, 06:38 PM
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My 5 Greatest Rock & Roll Albums Ever!

5. OK Computer - Radiohead
This album shows the potential that is still left in the standard rock & roll arangements of guitar/bass/drums. Paranoid Android is quite possibly the greatest song ever recorded.


4. Every Picture Tells A Story - Rod Stewart
This album has the 3 main ingredients of great rock & roll: heart, soul and balls. And all three are mixed and cooked to perfection here.


3. Who's Next - The Who
Songs that sound as urgent and relevant today as they did 30 years ago. This one's a very personal choice.


2. Physical Graphitti - Led Zeppelin
Pure, unadulterated power. This is the album that made me learn how to play the guitar because I NEEDED to play it for myself.


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1. Exile on Main St. - Rolling Stones
This, my friends, is the perfect rock & roll album. It doesn't TRY to be anything. Yet, that is it's beauty. I'm not even a big Stones fan. Difficult to get into at first, but once you do.....
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In order

1. Rubber Soul - The Beatles
2. Axis: Bold As Love - Jimi Hendrix
3. Led Zeppelin II - Led Zeppeiln
4. Rumors - Fleetwood Mac
5. Blonde On Blonde - Bob Dylan
Old 01-07-02, 10:54 PM
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1. Darkside of the Moon - Pink Floyd
2. Zoso(IV) - Led Zeppelin
3. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
4. Lateralus - Tool
5. The Wall - Pink Floyd
Old 01-07-02, 11:19 PM
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no particular order:

1. Iron Maiden: Somewhere in Time
2. Metallica: Master of Puppets
3. Dream Theater: Images and Words
4. Tool: Lateralus
5. Emperor: Emperial Live Ceremony

hmmm......all metal....
Old 01-08-02, 12:29 AM
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1. Rush - Moving Pictures
2. The Police - Outlandos D'amour
3. Pink Floyd - The Wall
4. Rush - Signals
5. The Police - Regatta De Blanc
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1. Daydream Nation - Sonic Youth
2. Fork Songs - Tall Dwarfs
3. Pink Flag - Wire
4. Fun House - Stooges
5. Second Edition - PiL
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In no particular order:

The Doors - The Doors
The Velvet Underground - Loaded
Bob Dylan - Blonde on Blonde
Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers
The Doors - L.A. Woman
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i]Originally posted by Ergyu [/i]
1. Darkside of the Moon - Pink Floyd

Thats what I'm talking about right there. Dark Side of the Moon is the best album ever. They don't make stuff like that anymore.
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So you guys just like these albums arbitrarily, for no reason?

C'mon, lets hear WHY these are our favorite albums.
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1. (tie) The Beatles (The White Album) / Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles. Quite simply, The Beatles rule. The White Album because every track is flawless. Sgt. Peppers for blowing the doors open and changing what rock music could be. (Yes, you can argue Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys did much the same)

2. Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols - The Sex Pistols. Perfect album for a perfect time and still sounds just as good today.

3. (tie) Red - King Crimson. Fripp & co strip down prog rock to it's primal form and produce THE heavy prog rock album that has no peers. Simple and powerful. Disco Volante - Mr. Bungle. Creative does not even begin to do the Bungle boys justice. There's more ideas here on this one disc than there is in a decade of rock by 98% off all bands, combined.

4. Reign In Blood - Slayer. The very definition of modern heavy metal. The perfect marriage of hardcore punk and heavy metal. 1,000 mph, angry, obscene, nasty, painful and perfect.

5. Joe's Garage - Frank Zappa. Much like The Beatles, Frank was simply the man. No top 5 of mine can be complete without a Zappa recording so I'll pick Joe's Garage. With all due respect to the Grateful Dead, Zappa was the father of the jam band as we know it. His influence is only now being fully noticed and appreciated.
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In no particular order...

1. Highway to Hell - AC/DC
2. Some Girls - The Rolling Stones
3. Led Zeppelin II
4. Diver Down - Van Halen
5. Obscured by Clouds - Pink Floyd
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Helmet, Meantime
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Orange
Led Zeppelin, Presence
The Misfits, Static Age
Pink Floyd, Meddle
BTW, I don't like these albums arbitrarily. How silly. I'm just lazy.
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1. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles

2. Back in Black - AC/DC

3. Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd

4. Sticky Fingers - The Rolling Stones

5. Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd

6. Rumors - Fleetwood Mac

Reasons Why:

1. The ultimate head trip. The Beatles did something great with this album. Every song is cut exactly to par. Nothing is wrong with this album. Each Beatle had their time to shine on this album.

2. Bon Scott dead. Sad days. Brian Johnson comes in and blows us away. Great album from a band thought to have gone back down under.

3. Yeah, Yeah, Yeah. This album has six songs....but they are six phenomenal songs, at that !!!

4. Brown Sugar, Wild Horses, Bitch, Sister Morphine, Moonlight Mile, among other greats made this album one to get. This may not have been The Rolling Stones breakout album (IMO, Beggar's Banquet was their breakout album...IMO that is.), but this album gave them another hit and boy was it a big one.

5. What could words say about this kick ass album. Great in every way.

6. Fleetwood Mac is one of the best bands of the past 30-40 years. They were great and this album shows why.
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1. The Allman Brothers Band - At The Fillmore East
Duane Allman and Dickey Betts guitar playing and improvosation transcends rock & roll and steps into the Miles/Coltrane areas of Jazz.
2. Derek & The Dominoes - Layla
Eric Clapton & Duane Allman push each other to the edge. One of the best guitar albums ever recorded.
3. The Beatles - Revolver
The transition album along with Rubber Soul that brought the Beatles from Pop culture icons to innovative introspective artists.
4. The Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet
This album along with Let It Bleed took the Stones from Pop stars to Icons.
5. Jimi Hendrix Experience - Electric Ladyland
The definitive Hendrix album. His playing and singing had reached new heights.
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1. Tool AEnima
2. Pink Floyd - DSOTM
3. Dream Theater - Scenes from a Memory
4. Radiohead - The Bends
5. Metallica - And Justice for All
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5. Music From Big Pink -- The Band
4. All Things Must Pass -- George Harrison
3. Exile On Main Street -- The Rolling Stones
2. Tumbleweed Connection -- Elton John
1. Abbey Road -- The Beatles

Music From Big Pink -- The music has so much depth and texture. The harmonies and layered instruments make for a great listen.

All Things Must Pass -- I could listen to this album non-stop for an entire day and not get tired of it. It's got a little bit of everything... and I even dig the Apple Jams. George broke out of the shadow of John and Paul in a big way.

Exile On Main Street -- This one took a few listens to really grow on me, but once I got into the groove, I couldn't turn it off.

Tumbleweed Connection -- Every song fits perfectly into the context of the album. Bernie's lyrics are great, and Elton's melodies compliment them flawlessly. A little bit country and a little bit rock and roll... classic Elton before he went "adult contemporary."

Abbey Road -- Mere words cannot descibe why this is the best album ever recorded.
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The Velvet Underground and Nico- The Velvet Underground
Nevermind the Bollocks Here's the Ses Pistols- Sex Pistols
Surfer Rosa- The Pixies
Bikini Kill EP- Bikini Kill
The Bends- Radiohead
Abbey Road- The Beatles
In Utero- Nirvana
Daydream Nation- Sonic Youth
Call the Doctor- Sleater-Kinney
The Ramones- The Ramones
Aenima- Tool
Houses of the Holy- Led Zeppelin
The Joshua Tree- U2
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In no particular order

Nirvana: In Utero
Guns And Roses: Appetite For Destruction
Metallica: Master Of Puppets
Black Sabbath: Paranoid
U2: The Joshua Tree
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i just have to point out the omission of Paul Simon's Graceland from everybody's list.. not that everybody should have it, but it surprises me that it hasn't shown up yet.
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what i think to be the best rock albums of all time -

-srgt. peppers lonely hearts club band - the beatles
-the wall - pink floyd
-rumours - fleetwood mac
-born in the usa - bruce springsteen
-the doors - la woman

a few of my personal favorites

-blonde on blonde - bob dylan
-born to run - bruce springsteen and the e street band
-a night at the opera - queen
-goodbye yellow brick road - elton john
-turnstiles - billy joel

but this is impossible for me because i love music so much that my favorite albums change each week - above are a few that have been consistent
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Pink Floyd: The Wall
Fleetwood Mac: Rumors
Stone Temple Pilots: Core
AC/DC: Back in Black
Beatles Revolver

Honorable Mention

Pink Floyd: DSOM
Def Leppard Hysteria or Pyromania
Disturbed: Sickness
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Originally posted by M Riesenbeck
5. Music From Big Pink -- The Band
4. All Things Must Pass -- George Harrison
3. Exile On Main Street -- The Rolling Stones
2. Tumbleweed Connection -- Elton John
1. Abbey Road -- The Beatles

Music From Big Pink -- The music has so much depth and texture. The harmonies and layered instruments make for a great listen.

All Things Must Pass -- I could listen to this album non-stop for an entire day and not get tired of it. It's got a little bit of everything... and I even dig the Apple Jams. George broke out of the shadow of John and Paul in a big way.

Exile On Main Street -- This one took a few listens to really grow on me, but once I got into the groove, I couldn't turn it off.

Tumbleweed Connection -- Every song fits perfectly into the context of the album. Bernie's lyrics are great, and Elton's melodies compliment them flawlessly. A little bit country and a little bit rock and roll... classic Elton before he went "adult contemporary."

Abbey Road -- Mere words cannot descibe why this is the best album ever recorded.
I think these are all wonderful, wonderful albums. Big Pink would certainly place high on my list. And Tumbleweed Connection is one of two Elton albums I love. The other being Honky Chateau.
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My top 5;

1)Master of Puppets\Metallica- This album changed the way I looked at music, isn't that what it's all about?
2)AEnema\Tool- Concept metal cannot be done any better than this epic
3)Trouble\Trouble- 1990 release that is everything Sabbath style music should be, if you can find this album, snatch it.
4)GNR\Appetite- Wonderful attitude and song structure, pinacle of 80's hard rock.
5)Beastie Boys\Pauls Boutique- Again, this is MY top 5, I put this disc in and let the good times roll, "time and money for girls covered in honey" Genius!
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Originally posted by Ozzy's Bat Head
5)Beastie Boys\Pauls Boutique- Again, this is MY top 5, I put this disc in and let the good times roll, "time and money for girls covered in honey" Genius!

I thought about this one, as well, but then I thought that this one might be more rap than rock & roll. But I do agree, the Beasties' lyrics are genius!
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Originally posted by conscience
3. Yeah, Yeah, Yeah. This album has six songs....but they are six phenomenal songs, at that !!!
Six?
I counted 5...
1. Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Part One)
2. Welcome To The Machine
3. Have A Cigar
4. Wish You Were Here
5. Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Part Two)

But either way, defintely this album is up there. It may not be as important as DsotM, and not as ambitious as The Wall, but it just works so amazingly well together, with a beautiful and seemless flow.

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