YOUR TOP 10 ALBUMS OF ALL TIME

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YOUR TOP 10 ALBUMS OF ALL TIME
« on: October 24, 2017, 02:49:20 PM »
1. Achtung Baby - U2
A great album is more then just a collection of great songs. It is has to be cohesive and the sum is greater then the individual numbers. The 2 most cohesive albums I've ever heard are Achtung Baby and Born to Run.

2. Physical Graffiti- Led Zeppelin
Zep at their peak. The epic Kashmir, the beautiful Down By the Seaside, the punch of the Rover, the swagger of Custard Pie, the emotion in Ten Years Gone, the groove in Trampled Underfoot. This album has everything.

3. Sticky Fingers - The Rolling Stones
What a role the Stones were on. Beggars Banquet, Let it Bleed, Sticky Fingers, and then Exile on Main St. All of them 10/10 albums. This was the period where the Stones got dirty. Brown Sugar, a number 1 hit about black slave girls and heroin. Only the Stones get away with that. Sway, Can't You Hear Me Knocking, the gorgeous Wild Horses, Dead Flowers, etc...

4. Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen
A great ride. From the opening bars of Thunder Road to the epic close of Jungleland, this album takes the real ride from innocence to experience. Starts off with a young couple "pulling out of town to win" to the everyday hardships of life, which Bruce further explored on his next album Darkness on the Edge of Town.

5. The Joshua Tree - U2
An album that takes you to another place. Beyond the big 3 the heart of the album lies in the anger of Bullet the Blue Sky and the beauty of Running to Stand Still.

6. Who's Next - The Who
Sandwiched between 2 epic concept albums (Tommy and Quadrophinia) Who's Next features some of the greatest anthems in rock history. There is not a better opening to a song then Baba O'Reilly. Won't Get Fooled Again is 7 minutes of pure rock n roll angst.

7. Led Zeppelin 4 - Led Zeppelin

Every song is great. Side 1 Black Dog, Rock n Roll, Battle of Evermore, Stairway to Heaven. Can an album side get any better then that?

8. The Doors - The Doors
The Doors brought an element to rock n roll that really hadn't been seen before them. There was a darkness in their music that helped change rock. Their first album was brilliant. Break on Through, Light My Fire, The End, The Crystal Ship.

9. David Bowie - The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust
The best album from one of the most influential artists ever. Five Years is one of the best album openers ever. Starman, Ziggy Stardust, Moonage Daydream, Rock n Roll Suicide.
A masterpiece.

10. Pearl Jam - Ten
An amazing debut album. Emotion, passion, pain, anger. Pearl Jam were lumped in with the grunge movement because they formed in Seattle, but they were really a classic rock band with a harder edge. Black is simply one of the best songs ever written. Alive is a great rock song. Release is as emotional song as you will hear.
Definitive U2 Top 10: 1. One, 2. Bad, 3. With Or Without You, 4. Running to Stand Still, 5. So Cruel, 6. Ultraviolet, 7. I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For, 8. Hawkmoon 269, 9. Red Hill Mining Town, 10. Luminous Times

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Re: YOUR TOP 10 ALBUMS OF ALL TIME
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2017, 02:58:48 PM »
AB - U2

POP - U2

UF - U2

Boy - U2

Ziggy - Bowie

Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin

Layla - Derek and The Dominoes

Blue - Joni Mitchell

CSNY - Deja Vu

Bowie - Let's Dance

I choose these VERY quickly...I could change my mind in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 minutes

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Re: YOUR TOP 10 ALBUMS OF ALL TIME
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2017, 03:46:53 PM »
Numbers 2 through 10 shift in order all the time and sometimes albums get bumped or added. However #1 is firmly entrenched. I'm also limiting myself to one album per artist but am including Greatest Hits compilations.

1. U2 - Achtung Baby
2. Bob Dylan - Desire
3. R.E.M. - Automatic for the People
4. The Who - Whos Next
5. Queen - Queen II
6. The Zombies - Odessey and Oracle
7.  The Beatles - Revolver
8. Simon & Garfunkel - Bookends
9. Abba - Gold
10. David Bowie - The Singles 1969 to 1993
I saw Gloria live. Even if I never see the band live again, at least I saw Gloria live. :)

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Re: YOUR TOP 10 ALBUMS OF ALL TIME
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2017, 04:02:58 PM »
1. U2 - The Joshua Tree
2. Beck - Sea Change
3. The Flaming Lips - The Soft Bulletin
4. The Police - Synchronicity
5. Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
6. Radiohead - Hail to the Thief
7. Weezer - Pinkerton
8. The Gaslight Anthem - The '59 Sound
9. The Shins - Wincing the Night Away
10. R.E.M. - Fables of the Reconstruction

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Re: YOUR TOP 10 ALBUMS OF ALL TIME
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2017, 04:13:02 PM »
Great question....bloody hard to whittle it down to a top 10 though.

Gonna need some thinking time on this one.

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YOUR TOP 10 ALBUMS OF ALL TIME
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2017, 06:52:02 PM »
Genesis - The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway

Herbie Hancock - Maiden Voyage

The Cinematic Orchestra - Every Day

Miles Davis - Kind of Blue

Nancy Wilson/Cannonball Adderley (name of duet and album)

John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman (name of duet and album)

U2 - The Unforgettable Fire

U2 - The Joshua Tree

U2 - Achtung Baby

Steely Dan - Aja

There’s albums that would have surpassed TJT that I didn’t count: Bill Evans - Sunday at the Village Vanguard is one of my favorites but it’s a live performance not a studio album, however in jazz the two are often sold/marketed the same way.  As a jazz piano player, I love to listen to anything with my idol  Bill Evans.

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My U2 Top 10: The Unforgettable Fire, Acrobat, New Year's Day, Gloria, The Fly, A Sort of Homecoming, Where The Streets Have No Name, Bad, Ultra Violet (Light My Way), Drowning Man

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Re: YOUR TOP 10 ALBUMS OF ALL TIME
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2017, 07:00:53 PM »
Wow...Aja...that IS a great one...got it on vinyl.

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Re: YOUR TOP 10 ALBUMS OF ALL TIME
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2017, 07:08:27 PM »
Not in order - yet but i think this is half my top 10.

I've spent ages tonight thinking about this!

The Holy Bible - Manic Street Preachers

Surfer Rosa - Pixies

Achtung Baby - U2

OK Computer - Radiohead

Let England Shake - PJ Harvey


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Re: YOUR TOP 10 ALBUMS OF ALL TIME
« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2017, 07:17:45 PM »
Right now, they are:

1. Abbey Road - the Beatles
2. Houses Of The Holy - Led Zeppelin
3. Zooropa - U2
4. Station To Station - David Bowie
5. Songs In The Key Of Life - Stevie Wonder
6. Superunknown - Soundgarden
7. The Dreaming - Kate Bush
8. Fisherman's Blues - The Waterboys
9. It Takes A nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back - Public Enemy
10. Sparkle In the Rain - Simple Minds

1 and 10 are always in those spots.

2 and 3 swap positions every so often, as do 4 and 5. 6 months ago, Zooropa would've been #2.

6-9 could be completely different a month from now. Well, maybe not completely different - Superunknown would still be there, but maybe not in that exact spot.

...well, there you have it.

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Re: YOUR TOP 10 ALBUMS OF ALL TIME
« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2017, 07:33:27 PM »
Im with an tha on this, gonna need some time. No order here, but these albums will be in the top ten:

Achtung Baby
In Rainbows (Radiohead)
The La's (The La's)
Doolittle (Pixies)
Magical Mystery Tour (The Beatles)
It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back (Public Enemy)
Green (REM)


There will be a Kim Deal album in there too - undecided on The Amps (Pacer) or The Breeders (Last Splash)
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Re: YOUR TOP 10 ALBUMS OF ALL TIME
« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2017, 07:34:37 PM »
Right now, they are:

1. Abbey Road - the Beatles
2. Houses Of The Holy - Led Zeppelin
3. Zooropa - U2
4. Station To Station - David Bowie
5. Songs In The Key Of Life - Stevie Wonder
6. Superunknown - Soundgarden
7. The Dreaming - Kate Bush
8. Fisherman's Blues - The Waterboys
9. It Takes A nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back - Public Enemy
10. Sparkle In the Rain - Simple Minds

1 and 10 are always in those spots.

2 and 3 swap positions every so often, as do 4 and 5. 6 months ago, Zooropa would've been #2.

6-9 could be completely different a month from now. Well, maybe not completely different - Superunknown would still be there, but maybe not in that exact spot.

...well, there you have it.


Nice. Just saw this after I posted mine.
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Re: YOUR TOP 10 ALBUMS OF ALL TIME
« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2017, 07:55:39 PM »
Not easy to pinpoint, half of them tend to change depending on the period.

Pop (U2)
All That You Can't Leave Behind (U2)
Achtung Baby (U2)
Machina\The Machines of God & Machina II (The Smashing Pumpkins)
Mellon Collie and The Infinite Sadness (The Smashing Pumpkins)
X&Y (Coldplay)
A Rush Of Blood To The Head (Coldplay)
Naveed (Our Lady Peace)
Lateralus (Tool)
10,000 Days (Tool)
 

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Re: YOUR TOP 10 ALBUMS OF ALL TIME
« Reply #12 on: October 24, 2017, 08:58:40 PM »
1. Achtung Baby - U2
A great album is more then just a collection of great songs. It is has to be cohesive and the sum is greater then the individual numbers. The 2 most cohesive albums I've ever heard are Achtung Baby and Born to Run.

2. Physical Graffiti- Led Zeppelin
Zep at their peak. The epic Kashmir, the beautiful Down By the Seaside, the punch of the Rover, the swagger of Custard Pie, the emotion in Ten Years Gone, the groove in Trampled Underfoot. This album has everything.

3. Sticky Fingers - The Rolling Stones
What a role the Stones were on. Beggars Banquet, Let it Bleed, Sticky Fingers, and then Exile on Main St. All of them 10/10 albums. This was the period where the Stones got dirty. Brown Sugar, a number 1 hit about black slave girls and heroin. Only the Stones get away with that. Sway, Can't You Hear Me Knocking, the gorgeous Wild Horses, Dead Flowers, etc...

4. Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen
A great ride. From the opening bars of Thunder Road to the epic close of Jungleland, this album takes the real ride from innocence to experience. Starts off with a young couple "pulling out of town to win" to the everyday hardships of life, which Bruce further explored on his next album Darkness on the Edge of Town.

5. The Joshua Tree - U2
An album that takes you to another place. Beyond the big 3 the heart of the album lies in the anger of Bullet the Blue Sky and the beauty of Running to Stand Still.

6. Who's Next - The Who
Sandwiched between 2 epic concept albums (Tommy and Quadrophinia) Who's Next features some of the greatest anthems in rock history. There is not a better opening to a song then Baba O'Reilly. Won't Get Fooled Again is 7 minutes of pure rock n roll angst.

7. Led Zeppelin 4 - Led Zeppelin

Every song is great. Side 1 Black Dog, Rock n Roll, Battle of Evermore, Stairway to Heaven. Can an album side get any better then that?

8. The Doors - The Doors
The Doors brought an element to rock n roll that really hadn't been seen before them. There was a darkness in their music that helped change rock. Their first album was brilliant. Break on Through, Light My Fire, The End, The Crystal Ship.

9. David Bowie - The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust
The best album from one of the most influential artists ever. Five Years is one of the best album openers ever. Starman, Ziggy Stardust, Moonage Daydream, Rock n Roll Suicide.
A masterpiece.

10. Pearl Jam - Ten
An amazing debut album. Emotion, passion, pain, anger. Pearl Jam were lumped in with the grunge movement because they formed in Seattle, but they were really a classic rock band with a harder edge. Black is simply one of the best songs ever written. Alive is a great rock song. Release is as emotional song as you will hear.
Definitely agree on placing Physical Graffiti at the top of the Led Zeppelin pile.
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Re: YOUR TOP 10 ALBUMS OF ALL TIME
« Reply #13 on: October 24, 2017, 09:01:44 PM »
Zooropa - U2 (1993)
Wheatfield Soul - The Guess Who (1969)
The Ozark Mountain Daredevils - The Ozark Mountain Daredevils (1973)
Music@Work - The Tragically Hip (2000)
Quadrophenia - The Who (1973)
A Farewell to Kings/Hemispheres - Rush (1977/1978)
Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin (1969)
October - U2 (1981)
Who Are You - The Who (1978)
So Long, Bannatyne - The Guess Who (1971)
Wot's...uh the deal?

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Re: YOUR TOP 10 ALBUMS OF ALL TIME
« Reply #14 on: October 24, 2017, 11:34:09 PM »
All music is essentially the same. It all belongs to me, at least all the good stuff, so asking me to pick is like asking a parent to choose their favorite child.

 
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