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Old 04-14-04, 03:20 PM
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Which "classic" albums am I missing?

I am talking about albums that would be considered 5/5, groundbreaking, or a sign of their times. Here is my CD collection, and I would like to hear some suggestions to help "fill out" my collection.

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Jay Z - Reasonable Doubt
SnoopDogg - Doggy Style
BIG - Life After Death

But yah doesn't look like you listen to rap.
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Re: Which "classic" albums am I missing?

Originally posted by Brain Stew
a sign of their times.
Prince, Sign 'o' the Times
My Bloody Valentine, Loveless (though I personally disagree, this changed a lot of people in 1990)

and others that you have some titles by:
Talking Heads, Remain in Light & More Songs About Building and Food
The Cure, Disintegration
Gang of Four, Entertainment!
Van Morrison, Astral Weeks
REM, Murmur
U2, Boy & The Joshua Tree
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Glad to see that some of these are on your wish list. IMO, you should not proceed with life without:

DJ Shadow: Endtroducing…
Tribe Called Quest- Low End Theory
Stooges: Raw Power (Expanded)
Talking Heads: Remain In Light and Fear of Music and More Songs about Buildings and Food
Velvet Undergound: Velvet Underground and White Light/White Heat
New York Dolls: New York Dolls and Too Much Too Soon
Cheap Trick: first four albums and Live at Budokan
Neil Young: Rust Never Sleeps, Tonights the Night, Zuma
Love: Forever Changes
Jesus and Mary Chain: Darklands and Psychocandy
My Bloody Valentine: Loveless
The English Beat: Can’t Stop…
Sonic Youth: Daydream Nation, Sister and Evol
Husker Du: Flip Your Wig, New Day Rising and Warehouse
Melvins: Ozma
Big Black: Songs about ****ing and Atomizer
Joy Division: Unknown Pleasures and Closer
Magnetic Fields: 69 Love Songs
Dinosaur Jr: You’re Living All Over Me and Green Mind
Manic Street Preachers: Holy Bible
Orbital: Orbital 2

…that’s a good start.
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Originally posted by Hiro11
Stooges: Raw Power (Expanded)
Velvet Undergound: Velvet Underground
Neil Young: Zuma
Thanks, but I already have these ones .
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Some other "classics" that I think you should hear at some point:

Vashti Bunyan, Just Another Diamond Day
Sam Cooke, Live at the Harlem Square Club, 1963
The Human League, Dare
John Fahey, The Transfiguration of Blind Joe Death
David Bowie, Hunky Dory
Pere Ubu, Dub Housing
The Zombies, Oddesey & Oracle
James Brown, Live at the Apollo
Serge Gainsbourg, Comic Strip -- this is actually a compilation but a nearly perfect one

And if you ever try hip-hop:

A Tribe Called Quest, Midnight Marauders
Nas, Illmatic
Notorious B.I.G., Ready to Die
De La Soul, 3 Feet High and Rising
Jay Z, The Blueprint
Public Enemy, Fear of a Black Planet & It Takes a Nation of Millions...

All of these are pretty generic recommendations. I mainly picked from the respective canons.
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Originally posted by Brain Stew
Thanks, but I already have these ones .
*blinks*

Yeah but...uh...yeah.

Like I said, you need those! and that other stuff!
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You're missing this

Black Sabbath -Black Sabbath
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Looks like you only mean classic mainstream rock albums.


Nonetheless, I have to pitch:



Gary Numan - The Pleasure Principle

Completely changed the face of pop music at the time.
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I'll toss a few into the mix:

The Beatles - Rubber Soul
The Beatles - Revolver
Depeche Mode - Violator
The Cure - Disintegration
Metallica - Ride The Lightning
Weezer - Pinkerton
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Originally posted by SnoopDogg
Jay Z - Reasonable Doubt
SnoopDogg - Doggy Style
BIG - Life After Death
You gotta be s****n me. If you want 'classic' rap abums get these:

Public Enemy - It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
Public Enermy - Fear of a Black Planet
Redman - Whut? The Album
Nas - Illmatic
Outkast - ATliens
A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory
Wu Tang Clan - Enter the 36 Chambers
N.W.A. - Straight Outta Compton
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Also, everyone should have a copy of My Bloody Valentine's Loveless.

Everyone.
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Def Leppard - High & Dry "and" Pyromania "and" Hysteria

Boston - Boston "and" Third Stage "and" Walk On

Black Sabbath - Heaven And Hell "and" Born Again

Alice In Chains - Dirt

Autograph - Sign In Please

Bon Jovi - Bon Jovi "and" 7800 Degrees Farenheit

Bryan Adams - Reckless

Cinderella - Night Songs "and" Long Cold Winter

The Cult - Sonic Temple

Corrosion Of Conformity - Deliverance

Anthrax - State Of Euphoria "and" Sound Of White Noise

Damn Yankees - Damn Yankees "and" Don't Tread

Roger Daltrey - Under A Raging Moon

Dio - Holy Diver "and" Last In Line

Dokken - Tooth And Nail "and" Under Lock And Key

Duran Duran - Rio "and" Seven And The Ragged Tiger

Eagles - Hotel California

Extreme - Extreme "and" Pornograffitti

Fastway - Fastway

Firehouse - Firehouse

Hardline - Double Eclipse

Billy Idol - Rebel Yell "and" Greatest Hits

Journey - Escape

Judas Priest - Screaming For Vengeance "and" Defenders Of The Faith

Kiss - Lick It Up

Krokus - Best Of

Megadeth - Countdown To Extinction

Metallica - Kill Em All "and" Ride The Lightning

Motley Crue - Shout At The Devil "and" Dr. Feelgood

Ozzy Osbourne - Bark At The Moon "and" The Ultimate Sin

Night Ranger - Greatest Hits

Pantera - Far Beyond Driven

Quiet Riot - Metal Health

Ratt - Out Of The Cellar "and" Invasion Of Your Privacy "and" Dancing Undercover

David Lee Roth - Eat Em And Smile "and" Skyscraper

Rush - Chronicles - Best Of

Joe Satriani - The Anthology - Best Of

Billy Squier - Best Of

Foreigner - Complete Greatest Hits "and" Agent Provocateur "and" Inside Information

Scorpions - Deadly Sting - Best Of

Soundgarden - A-Sides

Rick Springfield - Best Of

Stryper - To Hell With The Devil "and" In God We Trust

Styx - Greatest Hits

Survivor - Greatest Hits

Honeymoon Suite - The Singles

Corey Hart - Boy In The Box

The Outfield - Playing The Field - Best Of

Genesis - Abacab "and" The Hits

Godsmack - Godsmack "and" Awake

George Michael - Best Of

Michael Jackson - Bad "and" Dangerous "and" History - Best Of

Sammy Hagar - Unboxed - Best Of

3 Doors Down - The Better Life "and" Away From The Sun

Fuel - Something Like Human "and" Natural Selection

Creed - My Own Prison "and" Human Clay "and" Weathered

Inxs - Greatest Hits

Triumph - Thunder Seven "and" Classics - Best Of

Twisted Sister - Stay Hungry "and" Love Is For Suckers

UB40 - Labour Of Love

Ugly Kid Joe - Americas Least Wanted

Van Halen - Everything This Band Has Recorded

Iron Maiden - Everything This Band Has Recorded With Bruce Dickinson...

Joe Walsh - The Confessor

W.A.S.P. - W.A.S.P. "and" The Last Command

Whitesnake - Here I Go Again - Best Of

Winger - Winger "and" Pull

Steve Winwood - Back In The Highlife

Don Henley - Actual Miles - Best Of

Yes - 90125

ZZ Top - Eliminator "and" Afterburner
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Originally posted by johnbook
Def Leppard - High & Dry "and" Pyromania "and" Hysteria

Boston - Boston "and" Third Stage "and" Walk On

Black Sabbath - Heaven And Hell "and" Born Again

Alice In Chains - Dirt

Autograph - Sign In Please

Bon Jovi - Bon Jovi "and" 7800 Degrees Farenheit

Bryan Adams - Reckless

Cinderella - Night Songs "and" Long Cold Winter

The Cult - Sonic Temple

Corrosion Of Conformity - Deliverance

Anthrax - State Of Euphoria "and" Sound Of White Noise

Damn Yankees - Damn Yankees "and" Don't Tread

Roger Daltrey - Under A Raging Moon

Dio - Holy Diver "and" Last In Line

Dokken - Tooth And Nail "and" Under Lock And Key

Duran Duran - Rio "and" Seven And The Ragged Tiger

Eagles - Hotel California

Extreme - Extreme "and" Pornograffitti

Fastway - Fastway

Firehouse - Firehouse

Hardline - Double Eclipse

Billy Idol - Rebel Yell "and" Greatest Hits

Journey - Escape

Judas Priest - Screaming For Vengeance "and" Defenders Of The Faith

Kiss - Lick It Up

Krokus - Best Of

Megadeth - Countdown To Extinction

Metallica - Kill Em All "and" Ride The Lightning

Motley Crue - Shout At The Devil "and" Dr. Feelgood

Ozzy Osbourne - Bark At The Moon "and" The Ultimate Sin

Night Ranger - Greatest Hits

Pantera - Far Beyond Driven

Quiet Riot - Metal Health

Ratt - Out Of The Cellar "and" Invasion Of Your Privacy "and" Dancing Undercover

David Lee Roth - Eat Em And Smile "and" Skyscraper

Rush - Chronicles - Best Of

Joe Satriani - The Anthology - Best Of

Billy Squier - Best Of

Foreigner - Complete Greatest Hits "and" Agent Provocateur "and" Inside Information

Scorpions - Deadly Sting - Best Of

Soundgarden - A-Sides

Rick Springfield - Best Of

Stryper - To Hell With The Devil "and" In God We Trust

Styx - Greatest Hits

Survivor - Greatest Hits

Honeymoon Suite - The Singles

Corey Hart - Boy In The Box

The Outfield - Playing The Field - Best Of

Genesis - Abacab "and" The Hits

Godsmack - Godsmack "and" Awake

George Michael - Best Of

Michael Jackson - Bad "and" Dangerous "and" History - Best Of

Sammy Hagar - Unboxed - Best Of

3 Doors Down - The Better Life "and" Away From The Sun

Fuel - Something Like Human "and" Natural Selection

Creed - My Own Prison "and" Human Clay "and" Weathered

Inxs - Greatest Hits

Triumph - Thunder Seven "and" Classics - Best Of

Twisted Sister - Stay Hungry "and" Love Is For Suckers

UB40 - Labour Of Love

Ugly Kid Joe - Americas Least Wanted

Van Halen - Everything This Band Has Recorded

Iron Maiden - Everything This Band Has Recorded With Bruce Dickinson...

Joe Walsh - The Confessor

W.A.S.P. - W.A.S.P. "and" The Last Command

Whitesnake - Here I Go Again - Best Of

Winger - Winger "and" Pull

Steve Winwood - Back In The Highlife

Don Henley - Actual Miles - Best Of

Yes - 90125

ZZ Top - Eliminator "and" Afterburner

Wow, a big listing of most of the bands I absolutely loathe.
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Originally posted by Rivero
Wow, a big listing of most of the bands I absolutely loathe.

Be Nice that took me awhile, speaking of music or bands i "LOATHE" or for anybody that doesn't know what loathe means "dislike intensely" that stuff you posted...Rock On
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Stuff off the top of my head....

Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are you Experienced, Axis: Bold as Love
Sublime - 40oz to Freedon, Robbin the Hood
311 - Grassroots (far too underrated among appreciaters of good music)
Beck - Odelay (!)
Some Jimmy Cliff Greatest Hits CD
Bob Marley - Legend
Massive Attack - Mezzanine
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Greatest Hits
Modest Mouse - Lonesone Crowded West
Ben Folds Five - Ben Folds Five, Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Messner (that's spelled wrong, but I'm going by memory)
Some Motorhead
Stevie Ray Vaughan - Texas Flood, Couldn't Stand the Weather, any live CDs


Rap:
Black Star - Black Star
Aesop Rock - Daylight EP
Atmosphere - Lucy Ford
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Wow, a big listing of most of the bands I absolutely loathe.
Then it's a good thing that he isn't recommending them to you.
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Johnbook, I'm not trying to be mean here, but maybe you should try and buy some of the recordings other people are suggesting... maybe widen out your tastes a bit. Corey Hart and Damn Yankees as classic? Sorry.
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the only band on that big list that everyone except for me that hates is creed.
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A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory
Air - Moon Safarai
The Cure - Disintegration
Aphex Twin - Richard D. James Album
Autechre - Tri-Repetae++
Basement Jaxx - Remedy
Belle & Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister
Blur - Modern Life Is Rubbish
Boards of Canada - Music Has The Right To Children
Buzzcocks - Singles Going Steady
The Charlatans UK - Between 10th And 11th
Cocteau Twins - Heaven Or Las Vegas
Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Year's Model
De La Soul - 3 Feet High And Rising
Depeche Mode - Violator
The English Beat - I Just Can't Stop It
Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
Peter Gabriel - Melt
Grandaddy - The Sophtware Slump
Happy Mondays - Pills 'N' Thrills And Bellyaches
Husker Du - Zen Arcade
Jay-Z - Reasonable Doubt
Jesus & Mary Chain - Psychocandy
Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
Ladytron - Light & Magic
Suede - Suede
Manic Street Preachers - Everything Must Go
Massive Attack - Mezzanine
Mercury Rev - Deserter's Songs
Morrissey - Vauxhall & I
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
Nas - Illmatic
New Order - Technique
New York Dolls - New York Dolls
Oasis - Definitely Maybe
Outkast - Aquemini
Pavement - Slanted & Enchanted
Pet Shop Boys - Very
Pretenders - Pretenders
Primal Scream - Screamadelica
The Prodigy - Music For The Jilted Generation
Public Enemy - Fear Of A Black Planet
Pulp - Different Class
Roxy Music - Avalon
Social Distortion - Somewhere Between Heaven & Hell
Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
Spiritualized - Ladies And Gentlemen, We Are Floating...
Stereolab - Emperor Tomato Ketchup
The The - Mind Bomb
Tricky - Maxinquaye
Uncle Tupelo - Anodyne
The Verve - Urban Hymns
Wilco - Summer Teeth
X - Los Angeles
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Some other "classics" that I think you should hear at some point:

Vashti Bunyan, Just Another Diamond Day
Sam Cooke, Live at the Harlem Square Club, 1963
The Human League, Dare
John Fahey, The Transfiguration of Blind Joe Death
David Bowie, Hunky Dory
Pere Ubu, Dub Housing
The Zombies, Oddesey & Oracle
James Brown, Live at the Apollo
Serge Gainsbourg, Comic Strip -- this is actually a compilation but a nearly perfect one

And if you ever try hip-hop:

A Tribe Called Quest, Midnight Marauders
Nas, Illmatic
Notorious B.I.G., Ready to Die
De La Soul, 3 Feet High and Rising
Jay Z, The Blueprint
Public Enemy, Fear of a Black Planet & It Takes a Nation of Millions...

All of these are pretty generic recommendations. I mainly picked from the respective canons.
Not all of them (No Human League or Jay Z for me , but the majority on this list is A+ OR you can't go wrong...
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Cardigans - Life
Handsome Boy Modeling School
Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells
Kraftwerk - Trans-Europe Express
The La's
Yaz - Upstairs at Erics
10,000 Maniacs - MTV Unplugged
The Autuers - New Wave
Nick Drake - Pink Moon
Delgados - The Great Eastern
Deus - The Ideal Crash
Carole King - Tapestry
John Denver & The Muppets - A Christmas Together

I am sure there are hundreds of albums I consider classics, these are just but a few.
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