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Old 09-01-2003, 02:55 PM   #1
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the best ever?....

I know that this might not belong here, but while we're waiting anxiously for the next U2 album, in the hope that it will make it into a list like this, I was wondering what everyone else was listening to at the moment? What would be your favourite albums...EVER!? Including U2 but no best ofs or compilations! I know it's not strictly a U2 thing but it's worth a go, just out of interest!

To start off, I'll put in my own choice which might seem far beyond my own years but it's what I like so...

1. Deja Vu - Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young
2. Astral Weeks - Van Morrison
3. The Band - The Band
4. The Joshua Tree - U2
5. Is This It - The Strokes
6. Blue - Joni Mitchell
7. Born To Run - Bruce Springsteen
8. The Unforgettable Fire - U2
9. The Freewheelin' - Bob Dylan
10. If I Could Only Remember My Name - David Crosby

Phew! That was not easy!

And the best of the last couple of years would have to be Damien Rice's O, Kings of Leon's Youth and Young Manhood, and, the best band around at the moment, The Darkness's Permission to Land.

Any comments? I'm prepared to be torn to pieces over this. Oh and I know it's probably an old thing to do but I never hardly post anyway so I said why not!

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Old 09-01-2003, 04:29 PM   #2
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good choices!
I'm a big fan of The Band too.

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Old 09-01-2003, 04:48 PM   #3
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Well, very difficult to name my favourite albums of all time, but i will give it a try. In no particular order:

1) Achtung baby - U2
2) Let me come over - Buffalo Tom
3) Mellon collie and the infinite sadness - Smashing Pumpkins
4) Gentlemen - Afghan Whigs
5) Ok computer - Radiohead
6) Where you been - Dinosaur jr
7) Crooked rain, crooked rain - Pavement
8) The Tenessee fire - My Morning Jacket
9) Ten - Pearl Jam
10) Siamese dreams - Smashing Pumkins

As you can see a lot of albums from the 90s, in my opinion an exciting period in the history of music. Too bad a lot of those bands no longer exist.

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Old 09-01-2003, 07:54 PM   #4
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My favorites:

#1 - The Clash - London Calling


U2 - Achtung Baby
Radiohead - OK Computer
The Cure - Disintegration
The Smiths - The Queen is Dead
REM - Murmur
Rage Against the Machine - Battle of Los Angeles
Idlewild - The Remote Part
Sigur Ros - gtis Byrjun
Weezer - Green Album
Pixies - Doolittle
AFI - Sing the Sorrow

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Old 09-01-2003, 09:16 PM   #5
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These lists make me crazy...but here goes:

OK, I tried. I can't. I'm making my own rules here. Here are my two top ten lists. The first is older stuff, then second is the newer stuff. Ok?

*The Beatles--Abbey Road
*The Who--Quadrophenia
*The Rolling Stones--Sticky Fingers
*Led Zeppelin--Physical Graffiti
*CSNY--Deja Vu
*Neil Young--After the Goldrush
*Pink Floyd--Dark Side of the Moon
*The Who--Who's Next
*The Beatles--White Album
*Jimi Hendrix--Axis: Bold As Love

(dammit, also need to throw in The Door's debut along with Janis's I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again, Mama)

OK, recent stuff:

*The Clash--London Calling
*U2--The Joshua Tree
*U2--Achtung Baby
*Wilco--Being There
*Le Tigre--Le Tigre
*The White Stripes--De Stijl
*Garbage--Version 2.0
*Radiohead--The Bends
*Talking Heads--Speaking in Tongues

Definate top 4!

1. The Joshua Tree
2. London Calling
3. Achtung Baby
4. Abbey Road


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Top 10 (there are way more than this, but this is what stands out):

1. Rolling Stones - Exile on Main Street
2. U2 - The Joshua Tree
3. The Doors - The Doors
4. Weezer - The Blue Album
5. Bruce Springsteen - (*tie)Darkness on the Edge of Town/Nebraska
6. Radiohead - The Bends
7. The Beatles - Abbey Road
8. Jimi Hendrix - Are You Experienced?
9. PJ Harvey - To Bring You My Love
10. Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream

That's not even my "definitive".... Yeesh!
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Favorite album ever - The Joshua Tree

The rest of my top 10, in no particular order:
U2 - Achtung Baby
U2 - War
Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run
Bruce Springsteen - Born in the USA
Jeff Buckley - Grace
Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
The Police - Synchronicity
Prince and the Revolution - Purple Rain
U2 - The Unforgettable Fire
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1. abbey road- the beatles
2. the joshua tree- u2
3. achtung baby- u2
4. 10- pearl jam
5. are you experienced?- the jimi hendrix experience
6. who's next- the who
7. exile on main street- the rolling stones
8. born to run- bruce springsteen and the e-street band
9. the beatles (the white album)- the beatles
10. highway 61 revisited- bob dylan
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Old 09-02-2003, 01:11 AM   #9
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1. Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation



Pavement - Slanted and Enchanted, Wowee Zowee, and if it counts the Watery, Domestic EP
Sonic Youth - Sister, EVOL, Dirty
Mission of Burma - Vs.
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
Mogwai - Young Team
Radiohead - The Bends, OK Computer
Galaxie 500 - On Fire

Those are the big ones.
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favourite albums ever? that would be quite a long list so i'm not going to go there.

favourite currently:
rancid--indestructible, and out come the wolves, life won't wait
dropkick murphys--blackout, do or die, gangs all here, sing loud sing proud
joe strummer & the mescaleros--global a go go
the clash--(all of their albums)

nothing really new.
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Old 09-02-2003, 04:33 AM   #11
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PJ Harvey's "To Bring You My Love" is my absolute favourite album of all time. The rest varies with time, but the mainstays are:

U2 - Unforgettable Fire
Kate Bush - Hounds of Love
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
Pink Floyd - The Wall
The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Let Love In
The Clash - London Calling
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Old 09-02-2003, 04:44 AM   #12
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First three are in order.

1) Blur - Parklife
2) The Clash - London Calling
3) U2 - Achtung Baby
4) Manic Street Preachers - The Holy Bible
5) The Verve - Urban Hymns
6) The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses
7) Elastica - Elastica
8) Oasis - Definitely Maybe
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Old 09-02-2003, 09:32 AM   #13
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Without overanalyzing it, I'll just throw out a few here. I'm sure if I were standing in front of all my CDs, this list would change.

Zooropa - U2
Kid A - Radiohead
Boys For Pele - Tori Amos
The American - Angie Aparo
Sleeping With Ghosts - Placebo
Achtung Baby - U2
OK Computer - Radiohead
Doggystyle - Snoop Dogg
(What's The Story) Morning Glory - Oasis
A Rush Of Blood To The Head - Coldplay
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Old 09-02-2003, 10:06 AM   #14
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1. The Joshua Tree - U2
2. Achtung Baby - U2
3. A Rush Of Blood To The Head - Coldplay
4. The Unforgettable Fire - U2
5. The Rising - Bruce Springsteen
6. Automatic For The People - R.E.M
7. War - U2
8. ATYCLB - U2
9. POP - U2
10. Monster - R.E.M
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Old 09-02-2003, 10:28 AM   #15
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I cant just choose 10.

Jagged Little Pill - Alanis Morissette
Achtung Baby - U2
Automatic For The People - REM
Boys For Pele - Tori Amos
A Rush Of Blood To The Head - Coldplay
The Joshua Tree - U2
Reggatta De Blanc - The Police
OK Computer - Radiohead
PJ Harvey - Is This Desire
Everyday - Dave Matthews Band

*missing sooo many out, esp U2 ones*!!!

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