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Old 10-20-2007, 04:19 PM   #46
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I'm not really an album person anymore. If I were, I'd know which Wilco album to include, for example, but I know Wilco through playlists and shuffle much more than by album!

In no order, one per artist:

Van Morrison - Moondance
U2 - The Joshua Tree
Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
Coldplay - A Rush of Blood to the Head
Paul Simon - Graceland
Sting - The Soul Cages
R.E.M. - Automatic for the People
Radiohead - OK Computer
Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour (would do the Blue Album, except it's more of a greatest hits package)
Tori Amos - Little Earthquakes
Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run
Peter Gabriel - So

If we were doing live concerts/compilations, I'd include these two double discs -- some of my all-time favorite music on both of them.

Peter Gabriel - Secret World Live
Paul Simon - Concert in the Park

Really like Andrew Bird's latest, Aimee Mann's Lost In Space, Billy Bragg & Wilco's Mermaid Avenue, tons of Bob Dylan albums, Dave Matthews' Some Devil, PJ Harvey's Stories from the City, Robbie Robertson's Contact from the Underworld of Redboy, well, I could go on for hours.

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Old 10-20-2007, 04:28 PM   #47
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Originally posted by Zootlesque

Yeah exactly! Favorite albums = Best albums in our opinion! Everything is opinion anyway... even Greatest Albums Ever lists.

Music is too subjective, Rolling Stone Magazine.

I can see praising of the production of an album or the technical skill of a musician, but not how it makes you feel. The difference between fact and opinion is something you should learn in elementary school.

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Old 10-20-2007, 04:57 PM   #48
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I don't really agree with Best=Favorite at all. You can appreciate something without it REALLY being your thing. Do I think the work of Beethoven's 9th, or for modernity's sake John Coltrane's A Love Supreme is more accomplished than Smashing Pumpkins' Siamese Dream? Of course. But I'd put the Pumpkins higher on my list of favs.

If you want to make a list "adjusted" for what I think is the best, it would look something like this (only the first is in order):

Sgt. Pepper's
Exile on Main Street
Highway 61 Revisited
Pet Sounds
The Velvet Underground & Nico
Achtung Baby
Patti Smith, Horses
The Joshua Tree
A Love Supreme
OK Computer
Miles Davis, Bitches Brew
Joni Mitchell, Blue
The Clash, London Calling

If you look at my list of favs, there's only a little overlap:

Achtung Baby
The White Album
The Replacements--Pleased to Meet Me
Pavement--Wowee Zowee
The Afghan Whigs--Black Love
Steely Dan--Countdown to Ecstasy
Sugar--Copper Blue
New Order--Brotherhood
Bob Dylan--Oh Mercy
Lifes Rich Pageant
Prince--Sign O' the Times
Liz Phair--Exile in Guyville
Super Furry Animals--Rings Around the World
Miles Davis--Bitches Brew
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Old 10-20-2007, 05:15 PM   #49
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U2-The Unforgettable Fire
The Smiths- Strangeways, Here We Come
Bob Marley-Exodus
Pearl Jam-Ten
The Police-Synchronicity
REM-Automatic For the People
Radiohead-OK Computer
Rolling Stones-Let It Bleed
Tragically Hip-Up To Here
Van Morrison-Moondance
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Old 10-20-2007, 09:33 PM   #50
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Talk Talk- Spirit Of Eden
Radiohead- Ok Computer
U2- Achtung Baby
Radiohead- Kid A
Besnard Lakes- Besnard Lakes
Doves- Lost Souls
Galaxie 500- On Fire
Jeff Buckley- Grace
Pink Floyd- Dark Side
A Northern Chorus- Bitter Hands Resign
Wilco- A Ghost is Born
Beatles- Sgt Pepper's
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Old 10-21-2007, 05:57 AM   #51
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1. Brian Wilsom - Smile
2. The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
3. U2 - The unforgettable Fire
4. R.E.M. - Out of time
5. John Coltrane - A love supreme
6. Frank Zappa - One size fits all
7. Miles Davis - Bitches Brew
8. AC/DC - Let there be rock
9. Marvin Gaye - What's going on?
10. Aphex Twin - Richard D. James album
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Old 10-21-2007, 08:18 PM   #52
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andrew bird - armchair apocrypha
bob dylan - blood on the tracks
bright eyes - i'm wide awake it's morning
bruce springsteen - the wild, the innocent, and the e street shuffle
flaming lips - transmission from the satellite heart
jeff buckley - grace
radiohead - kid a
ryan adams - cold roses
television - marquee moon
wilco - a ghost is born

a bunch of random shit i love to pieces
u2 - pop
neil young - harvest moon
libertines - " "
mos def - black on both sides
elliot smith - figure 8
michael penn - mr hollywood jr, 1947
manu chao - proxima estacion
the smiths - the queen is dead
locust - plague soundscapes
john coltrane - giant steps
bjork - debut
damien rice - o
mars volta - deloused in the comatorium
devendra banhart - rejoicing in the hands
shuggie otis - inspiration information
elvis costello - my aim is true
the killers - sam's town
tom waits - swordfishtrombone
rem - out of time
the police - ghost in the machine
sufjan stevens - come and feel the illinoise
beatles - white album
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Old 10-21-2007, 08:48 PM   #53
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01 How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb
02 Achtung Baby
03 Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
04 Kid-A
05 The Joshua Tree
06 The Beatles/"White Album"
07 Ok Computer
08 Definitely Maybe
09 American Life
10 Automatic For The People

A list that's always changing... next week it'll be different
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Old 10-22-2007, 06:47 AM   #54
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1. The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses (am I the only one who appreciates the ultimate musical beauty?)

2. The Queen Is Dead - The Smiths (every second is a delight!)

3. The Man Who - Travis (only recently has this album enchanted me endlessly, an album for all moods)

4. Achtung Baby - U2 (former favourite, but still an immense joy to listen to)

5. (What's The Story) Morning Glory - Oasis (Anthem after anthem after anthem - my first ever album, so it has a special place)

6. The Joshua Tree - U2 (Lyrical genius, breathtaking sounds)

7. OK Computer - Radiohead (A remarkable record, dazzling)

8. Revolver - The Beatles (A bit of everything, Short, snappy and oh so sweet)

9. Throwing Copper - Live (Live have never matched this and never will, the benchmark of all post-grunge, all else in this broad genre pales in comparison)

10. Pop - U2 (U2's boldest moment, delivered in bizarre fashion, has a rustic charm about it)


Dreamland - Rob Miles
Shoot This - Motor Ace
The Unforgettable Fire - U2
Dig Your Own Hole - Chem Bros
Pills, Thrills 'n Bellyaches - Happy Mondays
A Rush of Blood to the Head - Coldplay
Out Of Time - REM
Music Of The Spheres - Ian Brown
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Old 10-22-2007, 01:41 PM   #55
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Impossible! But I'll try.

Achtung Baby-U2
Tumbleweed Connection - Elton John
March 16-20-Uncle Tupelo
Trace-Son Volt
Fisherman's Blues-Waterboys
Please to Meet Me-Replacements
Joshua Tree-U2

The most disturbing thing? The most recent album on that list was recorded about 10 years ago.
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Old 10-25-2007, 06:34 AM   #56
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1. Achtung Baby -- U2
2. Pornography -- The Cure
3. Morning Euphoria -- Chris Cornell
4. Boy -- U2
5. Desintegration -- The Cure
6. Superunknown -- Soundgarden
7. Origin of Simmetry -- Muse
8. Bloodflowers -- The Cure
9. Joshua Tree -- U2
10. Never Mind -- Nirvana
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Old 10-25-2007, 02:09 PM   #57
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Not too much in any order, but here's my Top 10:

Achtung Baby- U2
Abbey Road- Beatles
Sgt. Pepper- Beatles
Led Zeppelin IV- Led Zeppelin
Dark Side of the Moon- Pink Floyd
Wish You Were Here- Pink Floyd
No Code- Pearl Jam
The Joshua Tree- U2
Vs. - Pearl Jam
Odelay- Beck
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Old 10-25-2007, 02:27 PM   #58
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1. U2-All That You Can't Leave Behind
2. 2Pac- All Eyez on Me
3. Pink Floyd- Dark Side of the Moon
4. U2- The Joshua Tree
5. Hanz Zimmer- Gladiator Soundtrack
6. Amos Lee- Supply and Demand
7. Bruce Springsteen- We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions
8. Sigur Ros- Takk
9. Bob Marley- Exodus
10. Jimmie Hendrix- Are You Experienced
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Old 10-25-2007, 02:49 PM   #59
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I actually made a top 50 this one time, multiple artists allowed:

1. Beatles – Abbey Road
2. Radiohead – OK Computer
3. U2 – Zooropa
4. Steely Dan – Aja
5. Led Zeppelin – Houses Of The Holy
6. Beatles – Magical Mystery Tour
7. Aerosmith – Pump
8. David Bowie – Station To Station
9. U2 – The Joshua Tree
10. Def Leppard – Hysteria
11. Kinks – Village Green Preservation Society
12. REM – Automatic For The People
13. Beck – Midnite Vultures
14. Led Zeppelin - IV
15. Stone Roses – The Stone Roses
16. Supergrass – I Should Coco
17. Oasis – Definitely Maybe
18. Randy Newman – Sail Away
19. Pink Floyd – Animals
20. Donald Fagen – The Nightfly
21. Beck – Sea Change
22. Paul McCartney - Ram
23. Gorillaz – Demon Days
24. Funkadelic – One Nation Under A Groove
25. Todd Rundgren – Something/Anything?
26. Prince – Sign O The Times
27. Pink Floyd - Meddle
28. Pulp – Different Class
29. Joni Mitchell – Court And Spark
30. Stevie Wonder - Innervisions
31. Super Furry Animals - Radiator
32. Arcade Fire - Funeral
33. Flaming Lips – Transmissions From The Satellite Heart
34. Radiohead - Kid A
35. Yes - Fragile
36. Flaming Lips – Clouds Taste Metallic
37. My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
38. Blur - Parklife
39. Who – Who’s Next
40. White Stripes - Elephant
41. Franz Ferdinand – You Could Have It So Much Better
42. Spoon – Girls Can Tell
43. Shins – Oh, Inverted World
44. Nick Drake – Pink Moon
45. My Morning Jacket - Z
46. Beastie Boys – Paul’s Boutique
47. Moody Blues – Days Of Future Passed
48. Elton John – Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
49. Wilco – Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
50. The Rolling Stones – Sticky Fingers

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Old 10-25-2007, 04:56 PM   #60
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Originally posted by LemonMelon
I actually made a top 50 this one time, multiple artists allowed:

You can't do that!

Nice list, though. I'm amazed you have the courage, defiance, whatever, to put Hysteria on there (let alone that high) and release it to the public. I was a pretty big fan at the time (13th row on the Hysteria tour!), but I can't quite say it still does it for me. I will not deny, however, the still-effective pop charms of "Armageddon It".

Speaking of my high school days, I would gladly include some Iron Maiden on my list, as their best work (Killers and Number of the Beast, for me) holds up quite nicely.

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