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Old 10-20-2007, 08:28 AM   #31
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So, I am creating this list with the understanding that this is our top ten FAVORITE albums not necessarily what we believe the top ten BEST albums are correct?

With that in mind, in no particular order:

The Joshua Tree - U2
The Bends - Radiohead
Moondance - Van Morrison
Bad - Michael Jackson
Greatest Hits - Johnny Horton
Kicking Television - Wilco
I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning - Brighteyes
The Black Album - Jay Z
Secret World Live - Peter Gabriel
Villa Elaine - Remy Zero

Honorable Mention (songs that move in and out of this list):
Gold - Ryan Adams
Surfer Rosa - The Pixies
Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel
Elephant - The White Stripes
Pinkerton - Weezer
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1. U2 - Achtung Baby
2. U2 - Joshua Tree
3. Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
4. The Beatles - Abbey Road
5. David Bowie - The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars
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Old 10-20-2007, 10:04 AM   #33
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I can never settle on anything definite for these threads. I'll stick to one album per band.

1. U2: The Unforgettable Fire
2. Anathema: Judgement
3. Porcupine Tree: Stupid Dream
4. Pure Reason Revolution: The Dark Third
5. Agalloch: The Mantle
6. Alcest: Souvenirs D'un Autre Monde
7. Orphaned Land: Mabool
8. Dream Theater: Awake
9. Joy Division: Unknown Pleasures
10. Crowded House: Together Alone
11. The Chills: Submarine Bells
12. Pink Floyd: Wish You Were Here
13. Split Enz: Frenzy

Yeah, 13 will do. Those are the 13 albums I always agonise over when making a top 10.
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Old 10-20-2007, 01:02 PM   #34
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I'm just surprised, because with the exception of the Springsteen, all the others you listed are great ALBUMS, not just collections of good songs.
Hmm, now I find two things very interesting here.

One is that you don't consider E Street a great album, per se, when I think it's just as strong in that regard as something like Blood on the Tracks or Homogenic on my own list.

Second thing is how I've come to realize I've become much less interested in "great albums" recently, which is something I almost used to obsess about in years past. Maybe it has something to do with my interesting veering more towards film and more eclectic musical offerings.
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Old 10-20-2007, 01:21 PM   #35
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I think there's great stuff on Wild/Innocent but I don't know if it's overall as good a statement as Nebraska, Born to Run, The River, etc.

I was mainly taking exception to ATYCLB.

Also, I would imagine the interest in film would lead you even more to conceptual, thematic works than steer you away. And as far as eclecticism goes, there are certainly "great albums" in all genres, whether it be hip hop, country, electronic music, heavy metal, etc. Hell, Futuresexxx/Lovesounds is a great pop "album" more than a collection of hit singles, certainly moreso than Thriller.
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Old 10-20-2007, 01:37 PM   #36
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1. R.E.M. - Automatic For The People
2. Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral
3. Pearl Jam - Ten
4. U2 - Achtung Baby
5. Depeche Mode - Songs of Faith And Devotion
6. Morrissey - Vauxhall And I
7. The Cure - Wish
8. The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead
9. The Jesus And Mary Chain - Stoned And Dethroned
10. Echo And The Bunnymen - Heaven Up Here
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Old 10-20-2007, 01:39 PM   #37
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Love many of these lists! We interferencers have really similar tastes! I'm seeing a lot of Radiohead, Pearl Jam, R.E.M., U2... etc.
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I can no longer listen to anything in the current era ... I'll stick to the more classic older bands every time.

U2 - War
Journey - Infinity
The Police - Reggatta De Blanc
Inxs - Kick
Cheap Trick - Heaven Tonight
Rush - Moving Pictures
Pink Floyd - The Wall
Led Zeppelin - IV
Def Leppard - High 'N Dry
The Cure - Disintegration
Depeche Mode - Violator
Boston - Boston
Tears For Fears - Tears Roll Down: Greatest Hits (82-92)
Stevie Nicks - Wild Heart
Heart - Dreamboat Annie
Genesis - Duke
REM - Out Of Time
Blue Oyster Cult - Agents of Fortune
Black Sabbath - Heaven and Hell
The Who - Who's Next
Scorpions - Blackout
AC/DC - Back in Black
Van Halen - 1984
David Bowie - Best of Bowie
ZZ Top - Eliminator
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Old 10-20-2007, 02:00 PM   #39
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Achtung Baby - U2
Animals - Pink Floyd
Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen
Doolittle - Pixies
Funeral - Arcade Fire
IV - Led Zeppelin
OK Computer - Radiohead
The Rise & Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars - David Bowie
Revolver - The Beatles
Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots - The Flaming Lips
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I had a list that ran about 25 deep, but this made it a lot harder.
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Got it down to 20. And that wasn't easy. But still fun...

Ok, I'm kinda old & the stuff I grew up with seems to stick out:

Led Zeppelin - II
The Beatles - Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Genesis - Foxtrot
Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
The Kinks - Kink Kronikles
David Bowie -The Rise & Fall of Ziggy Stardust
Elvis Costello & the Attractions - This Year's Model
Neil Young - After the Gold Rush
Midnight Oil - Blue Sky Mining
The Clash - Sandinista
The Pogues - Rum, Sodomy & the Lash
English Beat - I Just Can't Stop It
Devo - Duty Now for the Future
The Who - Live at Leeds
Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables
White Stripes - Elephant
Traffic - Low Spark of High Heeled Boys
Van Der Graaf Generator - Pawn Hearts
The Specials -The Specials
Psychedelic Furs - Talk Talk Talk
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This thread is about favorite albums. Debating whether or not something is "great" is beyond the point. To debate whether or not someone's favorite album is great, you're pretty much just saying "dude, you have shitty taste in music."






PS: Your favorite band/album/U2 song sucks.
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Well, some people really do have shitty taste.

What's the harm in talking about it.
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I'm sure I have an answer somewhere, but I can't be bothered to find it.

Knock yourselves out.
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Old 10-20-2007, 05:03 PM   #44
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I'll try to limit it to one per artist.

1. U2 - Achtung Baby
2. Radiohead - OK Computer
3. Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
4. The Beatles - Abbey Road
5. Coldplay - A Rush Of Blood To The Head
6. Sigur Ros - ( )
7. Broken Social Scene - You Forgot It In People
8. The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots
9. Beck - Sea Change
10. Ryan Adams & The Cardinals - Cold Roses
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This thread is about favorite albums. Debating whether or not something is "great" is beyond the point. To debate whether or not someone's favorite album is great, you're pretty much just saying "dude, you have shitty taste in music."
Yeah exactly! Favorite albums = Best albums in our opinion! Everything is opinion anyway... even Greatest Albums Ever lists.
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