The TalkU2 Top 30 Albums of All Time

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The TalkU2 Top 30 Albums of All Time
« on: September 26, 2020, 08:22:49 AM »
Inspired by the discussion about Rolling Stones Top 500 i thought it was time for the real music aficionados (the good people of talku2) to come up with what will no doubt be THE definitive list.

This is how it will work:

Everybody gets the chance to list their Top 30 albums of all time.

The lists will then be used to compile an aggregated Top 30 based on points awarded to each album for it's appearance on peoples lists.

Cool?


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Re: The TalkU2 Top 30 Albums of All Time
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2020, 08:29:22 AM »
Wow...sounds like something to make me think. I hate when that happens.

(yes, cool idea)
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Re: The TalkU2 Top 30 Albums of All Time
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2020, 08:32:46 AM »
Wow...sounds like something to make me think. I hate when that happens.

(yes, cool idea)

Have a feeling it may not work too well and we just end up with Achtung Baby and TJT at numbers 1 and 2.

Which of course on a u2 forum is to be expected...

I toyed with idea of making it 'non u2' but then thought that may put people off.

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Re: The TalkU2 Top 30 Albums of All Time
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2020, 08:37:01 AM »
Of course, U2 will be over represented, but doesnít render the list invalid.

Will you list the result as a Top100? More? Less?
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Re: The TalkU2 Top 30 Albums of All Time
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2020, 08:38:02 AM »
Of course, U2 will be over represented, but doesnít render the list invalid.

Will you list the result as a Top100? More? Less?

Think will just stick to 30.

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Re: The TalkU2 Top 30 Albums of All Time
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2020, 08:56:31 AM »
Well, let's put AB at the top, and at least get that over with.  ;D
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Re: The TalkU2 Top 30 Albums of All Time
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2020, 09:27:40 AM »
As much as u2 have made the best music, for my taste, if i am to join in with this, i think i would have to exclude them from my vote, just to keep things interesting. Also, Im not sure if i could place the albums in any order. It would simply be 30 albums that I enjoy. Many would be albums from my past, which played a big roll in shaping my musical tastes.
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Re: The TalkU2 Top 30 Albums of All Time
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2020, 09:32:06 AM »
I'm also hesitant to put together a list if U2 is to be included. But if the majority of participants are in favor of that, I'll be happy to keep the band in mind.

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Re: The TalkU2 Top 30 Albums of All Time
« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2020, 09:51:30 AM »
Yeah my instinct was because there will be a bias towards u2 (naturally) that leaving them out may be a good idea, but then i thought people would not like that!

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Re: The TalkU2 Top 30 Albums of All Time
« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2020, 10:12:45 AM »
I can't participate musically but am happy to think through the logic.

Having a small pool of contributors making a list of 30 to create an aggregate list of 30 means that any album that receives 2 votes will be on the list. Hard to say if 30 albums will get 2 votes in this circumstance - maybe.

I guess try it and see.

You'll also want to define the parameters a bit more. Is this an "objective" list based on musical contribution, "objective" based on cultural contribution, subjective based on your own personal top 30, etc.?

Also, how much Van Halen knowledge is required to participate?

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Re: The TalkU2 Top 30 Albums of All Time
« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2020, 11:01:15 AM »
A page of replies and no lists. Get at it you wankers.

1. U2 - Achtung Baby
2. Led Zeppelin- Physical Graffiti
3. Bruce Springsteen - Darkness on the Edge of Town
4. Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers
5. U2 - The Joshua Tree
6. The Who - Whoís Next
7. Bruce Springsteen- Born to Run
8. Led Zeppelin - 4
9. The Doors - The Doors
10. Rolling Stones - Exile on Main St.
11. Rolling Stones - Let it Bleed
12. Iron Maiden - Number of the Beast
13. David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust
14. Pearl Jam - Ten
15. Aerosmith - Rocks
16. The Who - Quadrophenia
17. Bruce Springsteen - The River
18. Kiss - Alive!
19. Motley CrŁe - Too Fast For Love
20. Def Leppard - Pyromania
21. Pearl Jam - Vs
22. Bruce Springsteen - Born in the USA
23. INXS - X
24. The Beatles - Abbey Road
25. U2 - Rattle and Hum
26. The Killers - Hot Fuss
27. Stone Temple Pilots - Purple
28. Van Halen - Van Halen
29. REM - Automatic for the People
30. Pink Floyd - The Wall
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 Havenít Found What Iím Looking For, 8. Hawkmoon 269, 9. Red Hill Mining Town, 10. Luminous Times

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Re: The TalkU2 Top 30 Albums of All Time
« Reply #11 on: September 26, 2020, 11:25:21 AM »
A page of replies and no lists. Get at it you wankers.

1. U2 - Achtung Baby
2. Led Zeppelin- Physical Graffiti
3. Bruce Springsteen - Darkness on the Edge of Town
4. Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers
5. U2 - The Joshua Tree
6. The Who - Whoís Next
7. Bruce Springsteen- Born to Run
8. Led Zeppelin - 4
9. The Doors - The Doors
10. Rolling Stones - Exile on Main St.
11. Rolling Stones - Let it Bleed
12. Iron Maiden - Number of the Beast
13. David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust
14. Pearl Jam - Ten
15. Aerosmith - Rocks
16. The Who - Quadrophenia
17. Bruce Springsteen - The River
18. Kiss - Alive!
19. Motley CrŁe - Too Fast For Love
20. Def Leppard - Pyromania
21. Pearl Jam - Vs
22. Bruce Springsteen - Born in the USA
23. INXS - X
24. The Beatles - Abbey Road
25. U2 - Rattle and Hum
26. The Killers - Hot Fuss
27. Stone Temple Pilots - Purple
28. Van Halen - Van Halen
29. REM - Automatic for the People
30. Pink Floyd - The Wall

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Re: The TalkU2 Top 30 Albums of All Time
« Reply #12 on: September 26, 2020, 11:43:11 AM »
A page of replies and no lists. Get at it you wankers.

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Re: The TalkU2 Top 30 Albums of All Time
« Reply #13 on: September 26, 2020, 12:39:10 PM »
These are in no real order. Numbers are only to keep me right.

1. James - Seven
2. REM - Green
3. INXS - Listen Like Theives
4. Big Country - The Crossing
5. Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska
6. Joy Division - UnKnown Pleasures
7. Simple Minds - New Gold Dream
8. Daniel Lanois - Acadie
9. Stiff Little Fingers - Inflammable Material
10. The Waterboys - Fishermans Blues
11. The Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks
12. PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
13. The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses
14. The Beatles - The White Album
15. Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds - Push The Sky Away
16. Led Zeppelin - IV
17. Radiohead - OK Computer
18. David Bowie - Station To Station
19. Prince - Purple Rain
20. Talking Heads - Remain Light
21. The Cult - Love
22. U2 Achtung Baby
23. Robert PLant & Allison Krauss - Raising Sand
24. James - Laid
25. U2 - The Unforgettable Fire
26. Kate Bush - The Hounds Of Love
27. Bob Marley - Legend
28. Lou Reed - Retro
29. Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon
30. Iggy & The Stooges - Raw Power

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Re: The TalkU2 Top 30 Albums of All Time
« Reply #14 on: September 26, 2020, 05:32:28 PM »
I can't participate musically but am happy to think through the logic.

Having a small pool of contributors making a list of 30 to create an aggregate list of 30 means that any album that receives 2 votes will be on the list. Hard to say if 30 albums will get 2 votes in this circumstance - maybe.

I guess try it and see.

You'll also want to define the parameters a bit more. Is this an "objective" list based on musical contribution, "objective" based on cultural contribution, subjective based on your own personal top 30, etc.?

Also, how much Van Halen knowledge is required to participate?

Yes, yes you can.

Knowing they are shite is enough.... ;)

As for the 'scoring' i have devised an incredibly clever system (albeit by my very low level of intelligence).....the more lists the better though
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