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Old 08-31-09, 11:22 AM
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What are the best CDs of all time?

Maybe it had great lyrics, or haunting vocals, or revolutionary melodies, but 99.99% of the world agrees it's a great CD. What are they? Pretty pictures welcomed
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Re: What are the best CDs of all time?

99.99% of the world would never agree on something that is mostly personal taste.
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Re: What are the best CDs of all time?

I agree that's a pretty broad question there.
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Last edited by Talkin2Phil; 09-01-09 at 11:42 AM. Reason: retracted "Tiffany" for the best album of all time-for real now.
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Re: What are the best CDs of all time?

Well I think most people would agree Thriller would fit in this thread.
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Re: What are the best CDs of all time?

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Well I think most people would agree Thriller would fit in this thread.
The best selling album of all time? That would be the closest you would get to 99.99%. But in reality, the percentage of people (on earth) that even know that album exsists is probably less than 20%.
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Old 08-31-09, 01:30 PM
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I think we can all agree that "enter the 36 chambers" would be in everyone's top 10
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Well I think most people would agree Thriller would fit in this thread.
Checks huge CD collection... ... ... ... nope, not there.
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Re: What are the best CDs of all time?

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Well I think most people would agree Thriller would fit in this thread.
Unlikely. Popularity does not necessarily equal greatness.
Not by a longshot.

If I were to say Ramones Rocket To Russia was one of the "best" albums of all time (which I believe it is) that would simply be my opinion. And quite frankly I don't really care what the rest of the world thinks. I like it. If you don't, that's just fine.

Popularity and record sales are rarely an accurate gauge when it comes to determining "greatness".

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Well I think most people would agree Thriller would fit in this thread.
I have hundreds of CDs and don't see the need to have Thriller among them.

And by the way, it's albums. The CD is the format.
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Re: What are the best CDs of all time?

Maybe Fleetwood Mac "Rumors"


But anything Limp Bizkit is a strong contender...
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Old 08-31-09, 03:01 PM
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Re: What are the best CDs of all time?

1. Eagles/Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975, Eagles

2. Thriller, Michael Jackson

3. Led Zeppelin IV, Led Zeppelin

4. The Wall, Pink Floyd

5. Back in Black, AC/DC

6. Greatest Hits Volume I & Volume II, Billy Joel

7. Double Live, Garth Brooks

8. Come on Over, Shania Twain

9. The Beatles, The Beatles

10. Rumours, Fleetwood Mac
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Dark Side of the Moon was on the Billboard Top 200 for like 14 years straight.

And it's one of the best albums of all time to boot!
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Old 08-31-09, 03:27 PM
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Re: What are the best CDs of all time?

hard to narrow down lists like this...I mean we would probbaly have varied opinions on just picking the best Beatles album. ( I am partial to Sgt.Pepper myself)

anyways to throw out a few more that i own and stil listen to years later..in no particular order

1) London Calling--the Clash
2) U2--Josua Tree
3) Born to Run--Bruce
4) sgt peppers--Beatles
5) Purple Rain--Prince
6) Dylan(take yout pick from a half a dozen that could be here)
7) Hotel California--Eagles
8) Led Zepplin--Led Zeppllin
9) The Doors--The Doors
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Originally Posted by masbrad View Post
hard to narrow down lists like this...I mean we would probbaly have varied opinions on just picking the best Beatles album. ( I am partial to Sgt.Pepper myself)

anyways to throw out a few more that i own and stil listen to years later..in no particular order

1) London Calling--the Clash
2) U2--Josua Tree
3) Born to Run--Bruce
4) sgt peppers--Beatles
5) Purple Rain--Prince
6) Dylan(take yout pick from a half a dozen that could be here)
7) Hotel California--Eagles
8) Led Zepplin--Led Zeppllin
9) The Doors--The Doors

Ah yes, the standard Classic Rock top 10.
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Re: What are the best CDs of all time?

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I have hundreds of CDs and don't see the need to have Thriller among them.

And by the way, it's albums. The CD is the format.
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
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Re: What are the best CDs of all time?

I hate to break it to you, a lot of albums that came out since the invention of the CD have also come out on vinyl.
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I hate to break it to you, a lot of albums that came out since the invention of the CD have also come out on vinyl.
A lot, not all
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Old 08-31-09, 07:12 PM
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Re: What are the best CDs of all time?

So, you're looking for the best albums of all time, released on CD? Really? This is your thread? Really?
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1. Eagles/Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975, Eagles

2. Thriller, Michael Jackson

3. Led Zeppelin IV, Led Zeppelin

4. The Wall, Pink Floyd

5. Back in Black, AC/DC

6. Greatest Hits Volume I & Volume II, Billy Joel

7. Double Live, Garth Brooks

8. Come on Over, Shania Twain

9. The Beatles, The Beatles

10. Rumours, Fleetwood Mac
I'm not sure if this is a serious list or not? If I was actually paid to, I wouldn't listen to Garth Brooks or Shania Twain. The Eagles, Billy Joel, Fleetwood Mac, all put me to sleep. And I've always loated Pink Floyd. So I can't agree these are great CDs, even objectively. For instance, I've never been a Beatles fan at all, but I can agree that The Beatles is a great album.
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Old 08-31-09, 11:02 PM
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Re: What are the best CDs of all time?

Some of my favorites, post invention of compact disc, and have no qualms reccommending....

Ok Computer - Radiohead

Yankee Hotel Foxtrot - Wilco

Nirvana - In Utero

The Verve - Urban Hymms
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A lot, not all
I know - unfortunately you're going to miss out on classics like Freddy's Greatest Hits.

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