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Old 06-08-04, 08:05 PM
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List your top 5 favorite albums of all time

Top 5 albums from any genre of music, excluding greatest hits albums for obvious reasons.

I'll go with the following:
1) Motley Crue - Dr. Feelgood
2) Gun's N Roses - Appetite for Destruction
3) AC/DC - Back in Black
4) Gun's N Roses - Use Your Illusion II
5) Motley Crue - Girls, Girls, Girls

boy, I guess I just dated myself with that list.
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In no particular order and in my opinion:

1) Opeth- Morningrise

2) Metallica- Master of Puppets

3) Nirvana- In Utero

4) Led Zeppelin II

5) Guns and Roses- Appetite for Destruction
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Old 06-08-04, 08:30 PM
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Hard to do but right off of the top of my head:

1) Wilco- Being There

2) Grateful Dead- Wake of the Flood

3) Miles- Kind of Blue

4) Lou Reed - New York

5) Morphine - Cure For Pain
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Old 06-08-04, 08:54 PM
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In no order:

Big Country---Steeltown. This is a widescreen epic---the Dr. Zhivago of postpunk/guitar rock.

X---More Fun in The New World. This makes me proud to be an American.

The Clash---Black Market Clash. I know it's not an official album, but this collection really captures everything I like about the band.

Siouxsie and the Banshees---Once Upon a Time--The Singles. Yes, this is a greatest hits (of the early years) but it's just so great from first song to last---I never get sick of this.

U2---The Unforgettable Fire. Atmospheric, abstract, moody, strange, warm and subtle. Nothing they did after this really moved me that much.
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tough question. I thought about posting a similar thread, stuck on a deserted island with only a few albums type thing. Anyway...

1. Dream Theater - Metropolis: part II - Scenes From a Memory

2. Queensryche - Operation: Mindcrime

3. Mad Season - Above

4. Pearl Jam - Ten

5. Ayreon - Into the Electric Castle

As you might be able to tell, I like albums that tell a story.
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1. Tori Amos - Little Earthquakes
2. Beatles - Abby Road
3. Simon & Garfunkel - Sounds of Silence
4. Chet Baker - My Favorite Songs Vol. 1 (The Last Concert)
5. Allison Moorer - The Hardest Part
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1. Manic Street Preachers - Everything Must Go
2. Futures Sound of London - Lifeforms
3. Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense
4. The Who - Tommy
5. Les Miserables - Complete Symphonic Recording
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Old 06-08-04, 10:58 PM
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No order:

Pink Floyd - Meddle
Radiohead - OK Computer
Ben Folds Five - Ben Folds Five
Belle & Sebastian - The Boy with the Arab Strap
Elliott Smith - XO

...but it might be different tomorrow.
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Old 06-08-04, 11:16 PM
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I guess I'll exclude classical music, since it's not really an "album." I guess most soundtracks don't really apply either, except the rare album/soundtrack like, say, Queen's "A Kind of Magic." I'll exclude concert recordings too. I have to do this or it'd be impossible to get down to 5. It's hard enough as it is.

I'd like to give you some rare, archaic list or perhaps the "cool" choices from these artists, but I'll just be honest (no order):

Frank Sinatra - (sings for) Only the Lonely
Pink Floyd - The Dark Side of the Moon
Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong - Ella & Louis
R.E.M. - Automatic for the People

Eh ... why not some concerts too:

Dream Theater - Live Scenes from New York
Frank Sinatra - Sinatra at the Sands
AC/DC - Live
Ella Fitzgerald - The Complete Ella in Berlin
Peter Gabriel - Secret World Live

Ask me again tomorrow.

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I have to qualify this by saying it is my five "favorite" albums per the title of the thread, not necessarily what I feel are the "best" albums I own (there is a difference)...
1) Kiss - Alive
2) The Police - Synchronicity
3) Pearl Jam - Ten
4) Guns N Roses - Appetite For Destruction
5) U2 - Achtung Baby

I have to get a Bob Dylan mention in and say "Blood On The Tracks" would be #5.1
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My List Right Now...*

Prince - Dirty Mind
Marvin Gaye - What's Going On?
Tori Amos -Scarlet's Walk
Stevie Wonder - Songs In the Key Of Life
Vince Guaraldi Trio - A Charlie Brown Christmas

But I like most of the aforementioned discs too

[* Disclaimer: The albums listed above are subject to change a minimum of once an hour.]
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Old 06-09-04, 01:00 AM
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Oh man, of all time? Lemme think...there's just too many to ponder.

Some off my personal favs:

New Order- Substance
Haden/Metheny- Beyond the Missouri Sky
Primal Scream- Screamadelica
The Orb- u.f. orb
Depeche Mode- Violator
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Old 06-09-04, 01:16 AM
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KISS - Alive
Tesla - Mechanical Resonance
Ratt - Dancing Undercover
Judas Priest - Screaming For Vengance
Van Halen - S/T
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Off the top of my head, and in roughly chronological order:

  • The Band - The Band
  • The Velvet Underground - 1969 Velvet Underground Live With Lou Reed
  • Big Star - Sister Lovers
  • Television - Marquee Moon
  • The Clash - London Calling
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Depeche Mode - Black Celebration

Curve - Doppelganger

Radiohead - The Bends

Pretenders - First album

B-52's - Wild Planet


Sorry....can't name just five

Propaganda - Secret Wish

The Smiths - The Queen is Dead

Human League - Dare

New Order - Low Life

NIN - Pretty Hate Machine

The Cardigans - Gran Turismo
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Old 06-09-04, 11:26 AM
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1. Rocket From The Crypt: "Circa: Now!"
2. AC/DC: "Powerage"
3. Goo Goo Dolls: "Hold Me Up"
4. The Wildhearts, best of Japanese version (yeah, it's cheap to pick a "best of", but this band is just too good
5. Metallica: "Ride The Lightning"
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oh what the hell
(no order)
pink floyd wish you were here
led zeppelin II
metallica master of puppets
beatles sgt peppers
pink floyd dark side of hte moon
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no particular order, and subject to debate - depending on my mood:

1. Ramones - Rocket To Russia

2. Pink Floyd - The Wall

3. The Clash - London Calling

4. Blue Oyster Cult - Spectres

5. Neko Case - Furnace Room Lullaby

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Right now, very quickly off the top of my head and certain to be edited some other time, and focusing on ROCK:


1) The Velvet Underground and Nico

2) The Pixies - Surfer Rosa

3) Nevermind the Bollocks Here's the Sex Pistols

4) My Bloody Valentine - Loveless

5) Bikini Kill - EP
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1. Sonic Youth- Daydream Nation

2. Chemical Brothers- Dig Your Own Hole

3. Love- Forever Changes

4. Joy Division- Unknown Pleasures

5. Big Star- Radio City
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Old 06-09-04, 01:06 PM
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Tool - Lateralus
Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral
Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
Pearl Jam - Ten
Radiohead - OK Computer
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OK Computer - Radiohead
Signals - Rush
End Of Silence - Rollins Band
Worlds Apart - Saga
John Henry - They Might Be Giants
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Old 06-09-04, 01:52 PM
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Sticky Fingers - Rolling Stones
Blood On the Tracks - Bob Dylan
New York Dolls - New York Dolls
Paul's Boutique - Beastie Boys
Wrong - Nomeansno
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Radiohead - Kid A
Great Big Sea - Turn
Dashboard Confessional - The Swiss Army Romance
Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
Beatles - Rubber Soul
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Old 06-09-04, 01:57 PM
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Only the first one is in any particular order:

1. Slayer- Reign in Blood

* Helmet-Meantime
* C.O.C.-Blind
* Smashing Pumpkins- Siamese Dream
* (I'll have to check my collection when I get home and post the fifth one then.)
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