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favorite album of all time?

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by yatesDELTA, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. karkus30

    karkus30 Well-Known Member

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    Think you will find that one goes to Mr Hendrix.
  2. jamesy1969

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    Jesus that's hard!

    The Clash - London Calling or Sandinista !
    Miles Davis - Sketches of Spain
    Neil Young - Everybody Knows This is Nowhere
    The Decemberists - Picaresque
    DJ Shadow - Entroducing
    Bill Callahan - Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle
    Marvin Gaye - What''s Going On

    Mmmmmm ... maybe one of those!
  3. Grrrrrowler

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    So many to choose from but if I can only choose one it simply has to be Ziggy Stardust by Bowie.
    Stunning album - years ahead of it's time. I could listen to it all day long.
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    Showing my age here, Richard Harris, "A Tramp Shining" written, arranged and produced by the great Jimmy Webb.
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    Goldfrapp - Felt Mountain

    Their debut and still only pure electronica album. Never bettered IMO; such a shame they changed direction and became camp icons of glam pop.

    Silky, dream-like vocals, and ethereal ambient melodies; like walking on air.

    Best tracks: Lovely Head, Paper Bag, Utopia, and the heavenly Pilots.

    As quoted on the album cover; 'Music of the highest calibre'.:thumbsup:
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  6. BT Bob

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    Very difficult to choose just one - but then, I guess that's the point.

    Top three (today) are Pink Floyd: Animals, John Martyn: One World & Miles Davis: Kind Of Blue

    Of those.... today, at 10.00? One World.

    Tomorrow, or this afternoon, who knows?
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    Do you prefer that to Solid Air? Well obviously, stupid question really! Just pleased to see another Martyn fan. Have you heard his 'new' album Heaven & Earth? Some great tracks on there, although I'm not quite sure about the vocals on the first track, a bit too 'out there'.

    I saw him at Shephards Bush Empire quite near the end. A great performer even then but a really sad sight.
  8. BT Bob

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    I like most of John's albums. Solid Air is awesome, but One World was the first one I'd heard apart from London Conversation (also amazing), so it has a special place in my heart.

    In fact Solid Air, One World and Grace & Danger make up a body of work that's hard to beat. Such an incredible period of creativity.

    Sadly I never saw him live - wish I had though.

    Also, his biography, "Some People Are Crazy" is a terrific read (as you're probably aware).

    He's up there with Jeff Beck for me as one of my most favouritest guitarists.
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    Genesis. Seconds Out
    Springsteen. Live 75-85
    Deacon Blue. Raintown
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    mine at the moment is "the eels-electro-shock-blues "
    painfully honest and it never fails to touch me !
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    Yes a really good album that one. I saw them live in Aberdeen around the time it first came out. They never really lived up to that first album again IMO.
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    Agreed- saw them three times first time at the apollo Manchester and they were superb but subsequent albums whilst Ok were nothing compared to the first.
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    Madman across the water - elton john
    Nevermind - Nirvana
    Who's next - the who
    Ten - pearl jam
    Hell freezes over - Eagles
    Dark side of the moon - pink floyd

    Man there's just way to many Oo
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    Far too many but ones I play a lot -

    Dark Side of the Moon and The Wall - Pink Floyd
    Blade Runner OST - Vangelis
    Hotel California - Eagles
    Sweet Dreams are Made of this - Eurythmics
    Communique - Dire Straits (first CD I bought)
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    Absolutely awesome album musically and lyrically. Even if you can't be arsed figuring out what the lyrics are about its still very easy to get into. I hope the new album that they are making is as good but I doubt it. I like all their stuff but Lateralus is the best closely followed by Aenima IMHO.
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    Growing up 30 odd years ago, I seemed to have lots more time for albums! My music collection now, on pc, tends to be individual tracks instead of albums. My iPhone has about 100 songs on it that change weekly. And in IMHO, still, nothing beats the crackle of the needle on vinyl at the start of a LP!

    Sunday mornings in my house when i was young was music only. Anything from Beatles, Rolling Stones, Queen, Eagles, bloody Leo Sayer, Gilbert O'Sullivan to Mozart, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky , especially 1812 Overture! And quite a bit a Motown thrown in as well. Quite a varied selection.

    So most of my choices reflect my formative and teenage years! And only a couple beyond....

    Help! - The Beatles
    Queen II - Queen
    Present Arms - UB40
    Hearsay - Alexander O'Neal
    Never Too Much - Luther Vandross
    One Step Beyond - Madness
    Thriller - Michael Jackson
    What's the Story - Oasis
    Urban Hymns - Verve
    Blue Lines - Massive Attack

    And I know compilations don't count, but,

    Simply the Best Classical Anthems

    Said it was a mixture! All of them have special
    memories for me in someway. Am sure other early 40's people will agree with some of my choices too!

    Sorry for what seems like the ramblings of an old man memories, but was only thinking along the lines of this topic earlier today and stumbled on this thread.
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    gotta b the pistols never mind the ****** ....... or definately maybe oasis :thumbsup:
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    thee favourite album of all time goes to stone roses by the stone roses. Magical album.
  19. Robert S

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    Very tough question. Probably between these:

    Miles Davis In a Silent Way
    Pink Floyd Meddle
    The Avalanches Since I Left You
    Radiohead Kid A
    David Bowie Low
    DJ Shadow Endtroducing
    Talking Heads Remain in Light
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    Robert Miles - Dreamland what a first album, and the follow-up 23am.

    but i am supprised with no simon and garfunkle, esp bridge the last and to me best album they did.
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    Guns N Roses - Appetite for Destruction
    The Wildhearts - Earth Vs
    Dream Theater - Scenes From A Memory

    That would be the top 3 albums that influenced me.

    EDIT: Honorable mention to Velvet Revolver - Contraband easily the 2nd best GNR record(and lets be honest VR were more GNR than whatever Axl Rose is trying to pass off as them these days)
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    Here's my selection for best albums.

    Screamadelica. Primal Scream.
    The Unforgettable Fire. U2.
    Definatly Maybe. Oasis.
    Animals. Pink Floyd.
    The Real People. The Real People.
    Different Class. Pulp.
    Velvet Underground & Nico. Velvet Underground.
    To the five boroughs. Beastie Boys.
    A joyfull noise unto the creator. Galliano.
    Sticky Fingers. Rolling Stones.
    Stone Roses. Stone Roses.
    Dubnobasswithmyheadman. Underworld.
    Wild Wood. Paul Weller.
    Nyah Rock. Cymande.
    Wah Do Dem. Eek a Mouse.
    Straight Outta Compton. NWA.
    Streetsounds electro 1&6. :)

    The most underrated
    Second Coming. Stone Roses.

    As for the most overrated.
    Pet Sounds by the Beach Boys.

    Nuff said.
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  23. KezzaMau5

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    I quite like:

    Arctic Monkeys - Favourite Worst Nightmare
    And
    The Kooks - Inside In Inside Out

    Kezza x
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    Guns N' Roses - Use Your Illusion II.
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    I have 3 favoritealbums. They are The Beatles - White Album, Queen - A Day at the Races,Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II
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    I prefer this to the 1st album..... ducks for cover :rolleyes:

    hard to choose one album...Current favourite is Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake - The Small Faces

    Curly
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    Definatly Tool - Ænima! Even back in '96 it was a masterpiece!!!
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    Who's Next by The Who
    Everything Must Go by Manic Street Preachers
    The Doors by The Doors
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    I have 3 albums where i have rated every song 5 stars in itunes- Claytown Troupe:Through the Veil,Pearl Jam Ten and Jane`s Addiction:Nothing`s Shocking; however they are not my favourite that honour belongs to The Mission:God`s Own Medicine.
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    Well, is it Oasis or not?? :laugh:

    My all-time and most listened to would have to be E.L.O - Out Of The Blue (flac. file played in Pure Audio only please :))

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