Create the 'greatest album' ever

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Create the 'greatest album' ever
« on: May 04, 2020, 03:47:40 PM »
12 tracks - an artist can only be used once.

1. Entertain - Sleater Kinney
2. A Forest -  The Cure
3. Twenty Four Hours - Joy Division
4. Cactus - Pixies
5. Roads - Portishead
6. How Soon is Now - The Smiths
7. Acrobat - U2
8. I Wanna Be Adored - The Stone Roses
9. 4st 7lb - Manic Street Preachers
10. Geraldine - Glasvegas
11. Lucky - Radiohead
12. When Under Ether - PJ Harvey
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Re: Create the 'greatest album' ever
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2020, 04:17:47 PM »
Man, that's tough...gotta think on it. I don't think any of my favorite songs would mesh together on an album.
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Re: Create the 'greatest album' ever
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2020, 04:25:25 PM »
Man, that's tough...gotta think on it. I don't think any of my favorite songs would mesh together on an album.

Don't worry about it meshing, just fill it full of the songs you like most by the artists you like most - the rest takes care of itself!

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Re: Create the 'greatest album' ever
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2020, 05:01:38 PM »
1. Kashmir - Led Zeppelin
2. Whole of the moon - Waterboys
3. Ghost of Tom Joad - Mumford & Sons, Elvis Costello (Springsteen cover)
4. Suburbs - Arcade Fire
5. Biko - Simple Minds (Peter Gabriel cover)
6. Seven into the sea - In Tua Nua
7. Atmosphere - Joy Division
8. Blackstar - David Bowie
9. Politik - Coldplay
10. BAD - U2
11. Fairytale of New York - The Pogues
12. Mandinka - Sinead O Connor
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Re: Create the 'greatest album' ever
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2020, 05:03:47 PM »
12 tracks - an artist can only be used once.

1. Entertain - Sleater Kinney
2. A Forest -  The Cure
3. Twenty Four Hours - Joy Division
4. Cactus - Pixies
5. Roads - Portishead
6. How Soon is Now - The Smiths
7. Acrobat - U2
8. I Wanna Be Adored - The Stone Roses
9. 4st 7lb - Manic Street Preachers
10. Geraldine - Glasvegas
11. Lucky - Radiohead
12. When Under Ether - PJ Harvey

Two songs I almost picked. Joy Division is suddenly cool again and that's pretty cool in itself. I went with "atmosphere" but 24 hours is another great choice
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Re: Create the 'greatest album' ever
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2020, 05:19:45 PM »
12 tracks - an artist can only be used once.

1. Entertain - Sleater Kinney
2. A Forest -  The Cure
3. Twenty Four Hours - Joy Division
4. Cactus - Pixies
5. Roads - Portishead
6. How Soon is Now - The Smiths
7. Acrobat - U2
8. I Wanna Be Adored - The Stone Roses
9. 4st 7lb - Manic Street Preachers
10. Geraldine - Glasvegas
11. Lucky - Radiohead
12. When Under Ether - PJ Harvey

Two songs I almost picked. Joy Division is suddenly cool again and that's pretty cool in itself. I went with "atmosphere" but 24 hours is another great choice

Has Joy Division ever been anything other than cooler than a snowmans bollocks!!

Closer was the first album i was ever obsessed with.

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Re: Create the 'greatest album' ever
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2020, 06:50:01 PM »
Going for flow at least as much as individual greatness...

1. Synchronicity 1 - The Police
2. Lateralus - Tool
3. Cloudbusting - Kate Bush
4. Dr. Jimmy - The Who
5. Aventurar - Amanitas
6. Waterfront - Simple Minds
7. The Rain Song - Led Zeppelin
8. Fisherman's Blues - the Waterboys
9. Idea Track - Idlewild
10. This Corrosion - the Sisters Of Mercy
11. Ghost Love Score (live Wacken 2013 version) - Nightwish
12. Slaves and Bulldozers - Soundgarden

I had the first 3 immediately, followed by 12, 11, and 10. 5 followed quickly, followed by 7 and 8. 6 took a while, 9 even longer. Idea Track won out over Heroes and the WAIA version of Bad because I wanted a burst of concentrated fury to lead into those last 3 epics. Lastly, I replaced one epic (Funeral for a friend/Love lies bleeding) with another (Dr. Jimmy) at 4. I wanted to stay away from dance tracks, because I didn't want them to take over. In the end, 2 (5 and 10) still ended up making the list. This whole list could change an hour from now, but I could definitely live with this. #approved
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Re: Create the 'greatest album' ever
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2020, 11:22:21 AM »
Darkness to Light

1. Gimme Shelter - the Rolling Stones
2. Ten Years Gone - Led Zeppelin
3. House of the Rising Sun - the Animals
4. Black - Pearl Jam
5. Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden
6. Let Down - Radiohead
7. One - U2
8. Solsbury Hill - Peter Gabriel
9. Heroes - David Bowie
10. The Weight - The Band
11. Baba O’Reilly - The Who
12. Thunder Road - Bruce Springsteen
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: Create the 'greatest album' ever
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2020, 06:13:17 PM »
Darkness to Light

1. Gimme Shelter - the Rolling Stones
2. Ten Years Gone - Led Zeppelin
3. House of the Rising Sun - the Animals
4. Black - Pearl Jam
5. Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden
6. Let Down - Radiohead
7. One - U2
8. Solsbury Hill - Peter Gabriel
9. Heroes - David Bowie
10. The Weight - The Band
11. Baba O’Reilly - The Who
12. Thunder Road - Bruce Springsteen

I like this a lot. Not a Springsteen fan, but with this group of songs, TR definitely belongs in that final spot. I would've put the Animals and PJ at 1 and 2 and bumped the first two to 3 and 4, but I can hear the logic of your order in my head. That 5-11 stretch is the shit. Darkness To Light, indeed! I don't do spotify, but that would be one grand playlist.

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Re: Create the 'greatest album' ever
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2020, 11:08:06 PM »
Darkness to Light

1. Gimme Shelter - the Rolling Stones
2. Ten Years Gone - Led Zeppelin
3. House of the Rising Sun - the Animals
4. Black - Pearl Jam
5. Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden
6. Let Down - Radiohead
7. One - U2
8. Solsbury Hill - Peter Gabriel
9. Heroes - David Bowie
10. The Weight - The Band
11. Baba O’Reilly - The Who
12. Thunder Road - Bruce Springsteen

I like this a lot. Not a Springsteen fan, but with this group of songs, TR definitely belongs in that final spot. I would've put the Animals and PJ at 1 and 2 and bumped the first two to 3 and 4, but I can hear the logic of your order in my head. That 5-11 stretch is the shit. Darkness To Light, indeed! I don't do spotify, but that would be one grand playlist.

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: Create the 'greatest album' ever
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2020, 12:03:49 AM »
This thread is more my speed, because I don't think I could name an absolute favorite album. I think this would flow well:

1. Radiohead - Everything In Its Right Place
2. Leonard Cohen - The Future
3. Mr. Bungle - Pink Cigarette
4. Pixies - Is She Weird
5. David Bowie - I'm Deranged
6. Manic Street Preachers - Faster
7. The Smiths - Still Ill
8. Mazzy Star - Fade Into You
9. Jeff Buckley - Lover, You Should've Come Over
10. Tom Waits - Alice
11. U2 - Acrobat
12. R.E.M. - You

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Re: Create the 'greatest album' ever
« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2020, 11:43:17 AM »
With only 12 tracks, I had to pick the « safe » choices.

A dangerous idea that almost makes sense...

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Re: Create the 'greatest album' ever
« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2020, 08:51:49 AM »
Ok, here goes, without concern for flow

1. Awaken -Yes
2. Supper's Ready - Genesis
3. Red Barchetta - Rush
4  Dangerous Type -The Cars
4. Red Dirt Girl - Emmylou Harris
5. Yellow Flicker Beat - Lorde
6. When The levee Breaks - Led Zepplin
7. Gone - U2
8. Behind Blue Eyes - The Who
9. Death on Two Legs - Queen
10. Suite: Judy Blue Eyes - CSN
11. Welcome to the Jungle - Guns N' Roses
12. Gimme Shelter - The Rolling Stones

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Re: Create the 'greatest album' ever
« Reply #13 on: May 08, 2020, 03:17:04 PM »
Oh this is going to hurt...

1. Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill
2. U2 - The Unforgettable Fire
3. Arcade Fire - Rebellion
3. David Bowie - Heroes
4. Massive Attack - Unfinished Sympathy
5. Dusty Springfield - Son Of A Preacher Man
6. Kinks - Waterloo Sunset
7. PJ Harvey - The Words That Maketh Murder
8. The Clash - Straight To Hell
9. Patti Smith - Because The Night
10. Radiohead - Reckoner
11. Blondie - Rapture
12. ABBA - The Day Before You Came
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Re: Create the 'greatest album' ever
« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2020, 02:10:23 PM »
In no particular order.

1. U2 - Bad
2. Led Zeppelin - Ten Years Gone
3. Smokey Robinson - Tears of a Clown
4. Metallica - Master of Puppets
5. Thin Lizzy - Still In Love With You
6. Rush - Spirit of Radio
7. The Cure - Pictures of You
8. Iron Maiden - Hallowed Be Thy Name
9. Simple Minds - Hunter and the Hunted
10. Rival Sons - Shooting Stars
11. AC/DC - Down Payment Blues
12. Big Country - In a Big Country



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