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Old 08-31-09, 11:41 PM
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Re: What are the best CDs of all time?

Originally Posted by GatorDeb View Post
I wanted to skip over anything on vinyl and not on CD because it'd be harder to come across, so I wanted to stick to albums that were on the CD format
Do you really think that there are any of the "greatest albums of all time" NOT released on CD at this point? This isn't 1984.
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As soon as I saw this I said to myself "that was released by No Limit Records"
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Originally Posted by Sessa17 View Post
I'm not sure if this is a serious list or not?
I found the list with a google search.

I believe this list is about as serious as the thread.
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Re: What are the best CDs of all time?

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My god those chicks are gorgeous. I've never heard of this band. What were/are their names so I can google some more pics?
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Nelson back in 1990

Now it's the Nelson Brothers. nice one hit wonder back at the end of the hair metal days
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Re: What are the best CDs of all time?

I don't know about all-time, but Ally Bank in Utah is paying 2% APY on a 1-year no minimum CD. That's about the best you'll find these days.
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Several of the Beatles Remasters that come out on 9/9 will likely be on my list.
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Re: What are the best CDs of all time?

Originally Posted by Sessa17 View Post
I'm not sure if this is a serious list or not?.
That looks suspiciously like a list of the best selling albums of all time. Not necessarily great though, just popular.

"Best" is a subjective term and you will never get agreement.

I can't go past ABC's "The Lexicon Of Love" myself.
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My god those chicks are gorgeous. I've never heard of this band. What were/are their names so I can google some more pics?
They're Ricky Nelson's twin boys aren't they?
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Re: What are the best CDs of all time?

Originally Posted by redhenry View Post
That looks suspiciously like a list of the best selling albums of all time. Not necessarily great though, just popular.

"Best" is a subjective term and you will never get agreement.
Those albums looked familiar so best-selling of all time would probably apply.
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but have you heard the album? the 'Flannel in Seattle' and 'You're Ugly' songs are hysterical
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but have you heard the album? the 'Flannel in Seattle' and 'You're Ugly' songs are hysterical
Would I say it was the best CD of all time if I hadn't heard it? 'Decapitated' cracks me up.
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Re: What are the best CDs of all time?

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So, you're looking for the best albums of all time, released on CD? Really? This is your thread? Really?
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I actually own this album...

and I dont own Thriller
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Re: What are the best CDs of all time?

A few years ago Time magazine gave a list of the "100 best albums of all time". It's kind of a stupid list, but it's probably close to what the OP wants. Here it is:

Originally Posted by Stupid Time list I actually spent time formatting, God knows why

Al Green, Call Me (The Right Stuff, 1973)
Aretha Franklin, I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You (Atlantic, 1967)
Aretha Franklin, Lady Soul (Atlantic, 1968)
Beastie Boys, Paul's Boutique (Capitol, 1989)
Black Sabbath, Paranoid (Warner Brothers, 1971)
Bob Dylan, Blonde on Blonde (Columbia, 1966)
Bob Dylan, Highway 61 Revisited (Columbia, 1965)
Bob Dylan, Time Out of Mind (Sony, 1997)
Bob Marley and the Wailers, Legend (Island/Tuff Gong, 1984)
Bruce Springsteen, Born to Run (Sony, 1975)
Carole King, Tapestry (Ode/A&M, 1971)
Chuck Berry, The Great Twenty-Eight (MCA, 1982)
David Bowie, Hunky Dory (RCA, 1971)
David Bowie, The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust (RCA, 1972)
DJ Shadow, Endtroducing... (Mo' Wax, 1996)
Dolly Parton, Coat of Many Colors (RCA, 1971)
Dr. Dre, The Chronic (Death Row/Interscope, 1992)
Elton John, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (MCA, 1973)
Elvis Presley, Elvis: 30 No. 1 Hits (BMG/Elvis, 2002)
Elvis Presley, Sunrise (BMG / Elvis, 1999)
Eminem, The Marshall Mathers LP (Interscope, 2000)
Eric B. and Rakim, Paid in Full (Island, 1987)
Fleetwood Mac, Rumours (Warner Brothers, 1977)
Frank Sinatra, In the Wee Small Hours (Capitol, 1954)
Frank Sinatra, Songs for Swingin' Lovers (Capitol, 1955)
Garth Brooks, Ropin' The Wind (Capitol, 1991)
Hank Williams, The Essential Hank Williams Collection: Turn Back the Years (Mercury, 2005)
Hole, Live Through This (Geffen, 1994)
James Brown, Live at the Apollo (1963) (Polydor, 1963)
James Brown, Star Time (Polydor, 1991)
Jimmy Cliff and Various Artists, The Harder They Come (Island, 1972)
John Coltrane, A Love Supreme (Impulse, 1964)
Johnny Cash, At Folsom Prison (Sony, 1968)
Joni Mitchell, Blue (Warner Brothers/Wea, 1971)
Kanye West, The College Dropout (Roc-a-Fella, 2004)
Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin IV (a.k.a. Zoso) (Wea International, 1971)
Little Richard, Here's Little Richard (Specialty, 1957)
Lucinda Williams, Car Wheels on a Gravel Road (Universal, 1998)
Madonna, Like a Prayer (Sire/London/Rhino, 1989)
Marvin Gaye, What's Going On (Motown, 1971)
Mary J. Blige, My Life (MCA, 1994)
Metallica, Master of Puppets (Elektra/Wea, 1986)
Michael Jackson, Thriller (Sony, 1982)
Miles Davis, Bitches Brew (Sony, 1969)
Miles Davis, Kind of Blue (Sony, 1959)
Muddy Waters, The Anthology, 1947 - 1972 (Chess, 2001)
N.W.A, Straight Outta Compton (Priority, 1988)
Neil Young, After the Gold Rush (Reprise, 1970)
Nirvana, Nevermind (DGC Records, 1991)
Oasis, (What's the Story) Morning Glory (Sony, 1995)
Otis Redding, Otis Blue (Atlantic, 1965)
Outkast, Stankonia (LaFace, 2000)
Parliament / Funkadelic, One Nation Under a Groove (Warner Brothers, 1978)
Patti Smith, Horses (Arista, 1975)
Paul Simon, Graceland (Warner Brothers, 1986)
Pavement, Slanted and Enchanted (Matador, 1992)
PJ Harvey, Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea (UMG Recordings, 2000)
Plastic Ono Band, John Lennon (Apple/EMI, 1970)
Prince, Purple Rain (Warner Brothers, 1984)
Prince, Sign O' The Times (Paisley Park, 1987)
Public Enemy, It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back (Def Jam/Columbia, 1988)
R.E.M., Document (I.R.S. Records, 1987)
R.E.M., Out of Time (Warner Brothers, 1991)
Radiohead, Kid A (Capitol, 2000)
Radiohead, OK Computer (Capitol, 1997)
Ray Charles, Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music (ABC/Paramount, 1962)
Robert Johnson, King of the Delta Blues Singers (Columbia, 1961)
Run-DMC, Raising Hell (Arista Records/Profile, 1986)
Sam Cooke, Portrait of a Legend 1951 - 1964 (ABKCO Music & Records, 2003)
Simon and Garfunkel, Bridge Over Troubled Water (Columbia, 1970)
Sly & the Family Stone, Stand! (Epic, 1969)
Stevie Wonder, Songs in the Key of Life (Motown, 1976)
Stevie Wonder, Talking Book (UMG Recordings, 1972)
Talking Heads, Stop Making Sense (Warner Brothers/Wea, 1984)
The Band, The Band (Capitol, 1969)
The Beach Boys, Pet Sounds (DCC, 1966)
The Beatles, Abbey Road (Capitol, 1969)
The Beatles, Revolver (Capitol, 1966)
The Beatles, Rubber Soul (Capitol, 1965)
The Beatles, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Capitol, 1967)
The Beatles, The Beatles ("The White Album") (Capitol, 1968)
The Clash, London Calling (Sony, 1979)
The Eagles, Hotel California (Elektra/Wea, 1976)
The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Are You Experienced (Experience Hendrix, 1967)
The Notorious B.I.G., Ready to Die (Bad Boy, 1994)
The Ramones, Ramones (Sire, 1976)
The Rolling Stones, Exile on Main Street (Virgin, 1972)
The Rolling Stones, Sticky Fingers (Virgin, 1971)
The Sex Pistols, Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols (Warner Brothers/Wea, 1977)
The Stone Roses, The Stone Roses (Jive, 1989)
The Velvet Underground, The Velvet Underground and Nico (Polydor/Pgd, 1967)
The Who, Who's Next (Mobile Fidelity, 1971)
U2, Achtung Baby (Island, 1991)
U2, The Joshua Tree (Island, 1987)
Van Morrison, Astral Weeks (Warner Brothers/Wea, 1968)
Van Morrison, Moondance (Warner Brothers/Wea, 1970)
Various Artists, Phil Spector, Back to Mono (1958 - 1969) (Abkco, 1991)
Willie Nelson, Red Headed Stranger (Sony, 1975)
Just browsing the list casually I can tell I've got almost all of these albums. No surprise I guess.

Since I went to all this work (), what I want from the OP is for her to start a thread where she buys all these albums and tells us what she thinks.

Followed by a thread asking for our advice on selling them all.

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Re: What are the best CDs of all time?

Let's not forget these great foreign language recordings:



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Re: What are the best CDs of all time?

Originally Posted by wendersfan View Post
A few years ago Time magazine gave a list of the "100 best albums of all time". It's kind of a stupid list, but it's probably close to what the OP wants. Here it is:
What, no "Appetite For Destruction"?
You mean to tell me they honestly, with a straight face, could put: "Hole, Live Through This (Geffen, 1994)" on the list and leave off GNR's classic??

Time Magazine list = FAIL
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Re: What are the best CDs of all time?

If TIME magazine says Hole is a great band, then it must be true.
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There was a time that the fact that Courtney Love was married to Kurt Cobain, and the fact that Live Through This was actually a pretty decent album, meant that it wound up on a lot of "best" albums lists. Now Courtney's mostly forgotten except to be a punchline on those Comedy Central roasts. The actual reality probably lies somewhere in the middle.
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Hey, don't get me wrong, I actually like Hole and "Live Through This".....but let's be serious for a minute here, only Courtney Love herself while all cracked-out would ever be crazy enough to put that album as one of the 100 best of all time (while leaving out "Appetite For Destruction")...
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Re: What are the best CDs of all time?

I'd much rather hear anything off of "Live through this" over anything off of "Celebrity Skin", but I'm not going to go and say Hole's first album is one of the greatest albums of all time.

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