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Old 11-30-2004, 04:04 AM   #1
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Your 5 Favourite albums

I once had an interesting conversation with friends a few years ago. It went on for hours and was great fun and showed how much a group of people who are very close friends can have such wide musical tastes.

It was desert Island disks sort of thing.But instead of indivdiaual songs,I asked my friends that if they were only ever allowed to listen to five albums again what would those albums be.

So lets see your 5 albums. The ones you cant do without,
The ones that if you had to sell your entire music collection to keep the balifs away from your door you would hide away in that secret place.

Give me an explanation why you chose them! Not just a list.
Give me 5 proper albums not bootlegs of obscure concerts, as brilliant as they may be.

Now this being a U2 site I expect to see a lot of U2 albums, but would you really choose five U2 albums, I love U2 with a passion but I wouldnt. Would you really choose there new album? I think the new album is awesome! but its too new to sacrifice any of my other albums.

For what its worth here is my list, In no particular order

1) A night at the Opera:-Queen
First heard this as an 8 yr old christmas 1975 I think. Its been with me all my life.I loved it then I love it now.
2) Back in Black :- AC/DC
My teenage band, Angus was my hero (till I discovered Edge).
Rip Bon Scott! long live Brian Johnson
3) Live & Dangerous :- Thin Lizzy
Best live album ever bar none. Check the guitar/rock magazines they all say it too!
4) The Joshua tree
Not my fave U2 album,I cant pick one cos I move from one to the other.But this has Streets! and I couldnt go without hearing this song ever again. So JT has to be in.
5) Stanley Road:-Paul Weller
For you Americans out there.Paul was singer in 70's punk/mod band The Jam.I dont think they ever dented the american charts.This is a great solo album released in the mid 90's full of great melodies and lyrics.

So there you go, thats my five I hope to see some replies and I hope it makes you think.


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1 - Achtung Baby (U2)
Just love the album. It was the 1st U2 one I bought, and ive never tired of it. Every song is a gem. Amazing music
My Top 3:- One/Acrobat/Love Is Blindness

2 - Joshua Tree (U2)
2nd album of theirs I bought - and even tho there's a couple of songs I do skip occasionally, it still flows beautifully and has some great lyrics.

3 - Dark Side Of The Moon (Pink Floyd)
I know everyone is supposed to love this one - but I dont just love it cos it's popular. The tunes are just so goddamn brilliant! I mean, you have Time/Great Gig In The Sky/Money/Eclipse/Breathe, some amazing music, and lyrically fantastic. It's one of the biggest selling albums of all time, and I understand exactly why.
My Top 3:- Time/GGITS/Brain Damage

4 - S&M (Metallica)
This album is amazing. The older songs from Puppets sound fantastic with the Symphony behind them. And the new songs sound superb too. No Leaf Clover is just sublime
I never tire of this one, and doubt I ever will. Michael Kamen was a genius, and knew exactly how to take Metallica's music, and make it work with the strings and all behind it.
They could've included Fade To Black and/or The Unforgiven - but maybe that would've been too easy!
My Top 3:- The Thing That Should Not Be/No Leaf Clover/Call Of Ktulu

5 - The Final Cut (Pink Floyd)
This album gets slagged by many people, not to mention Floyd fans themselves. It's a Roger Waters masterpiece. He's never quite done it for me with his solo stuff, but this album is just amazing. It takes you places, in the same way that DSOTM does - but just to a different place! The muddy trenches on the battlefields of WW1 for one.
For me, it's a superb concept album, 2nd only to DSOTM and just ahead of THE WALL.
My Top 3:- Gunnars Dream/Southampton Dock/Final Cut

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Old 11-30-2004, 05:41 AM   #3
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1. Automatic With The People - REM

2. Wish You were Here - Pink Floyd

3. Talking Book - Stevie Wonder

4. Rubber Soul - Beatles

5. The Bends /Zooropa - Radiohead / U2

I love them all.
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ohhh this is tough

in no particular order....

U2 - Zooropa
Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
The Tossers - Long Dim Road
The Slackers - Wasted Days
Kid606 - Kill Sound Before Sound Kills You
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U2 - Achtung Baby
Ryan Adams - Gold
Whiskeytown - Pneumonia
Bright Eyes - Fevers and Mirrors
Jesse Malin - The Heat
"Knight in shining Zubaz."

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Let It Bleed - Stones
Achtung Baby - U2
Nirvana - In Utero
Abbey Road - Beatles
The Blue Album - Weezer
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*Achtung baby - U2
* MetallicA - MetallicA
* Nevermind - Nirvana
* Skull & Bones - Cypress Hill
* Zooropa - U2
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U2 - Achtung Baby
Outkast - ATLiens
Massive Attack - Mezzanine
Underworld - Dubnobasswithmyheadman
Radiohead - The Bends
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OK, I don't listen to albums much anymore (Musicmatch Jukebox, baby!) but I'll give it a shot:

Peter Gabriel - Secret World Live
R.E.M. - Automatic For The People
Paul Simon - Concert for Central Park
U2 - Achtung Baby
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Old 11-30-2004, 09:23 AM   #10
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This is fluid, but right now (no order):

"Girlfriend" - Matthew Sweet
"The Wild, Innocent, & the E-Street Shuffle - Springsteen
"Night & Day" - Joe Jackson
"Murmur" - REM
"Unforgettable Fire" - U2
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U2 - Achtung Baby
Metallica - Master Of Puppets
The Rolling Stones - Let It Bleed
Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run
AC/DC - Back In Black

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U2 - Achtung Baby
Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
The Verve - Urban Hymns
Vinnie Moore - Time Odyssey
The Beatles - Rubber Soul
Blur - 13
Robbie Williams - The Ego Has Landed
Radiohead - Ok Computer
Oasis - Standing on the Shoulder of Giants
The Beatles - Abbey Road
Pink Floyd - Animals
U2 - Joshua Tree
Radiohead - The Bends
Blur - Parklife
Radiohead - Kid A
Coldplay - Parachutes
Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand
AC Jobim - Best Of

Who am I kidding...??

I cant do it, i cant pick only five...
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1. Achtung Baby -U2
2.Oasis -Whats The Story Morning Glory
3.Station to Station- David Bowie
4.OutKast- Stankonia
5.The Stone Roses-The Stone Roses
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This is gonna be difficult.

1: Beck - Midnite Vultures. Completely opened me to a whole new side of music. The sheer variety and deftness in the lyrics and music makes it my absolute favourite album. I heard it for the first time almost 2 years ago and I never tire of it. It gets constant play.

2: Beck - Odelay. Incredible album. Big milestone for me, in my musical life. I can't imagine life without being able to hear Hotwax.

3: U2 - Pop. I think this is now my favourite U2 album. It took me a while to get into, like all the best albums do.

4: The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots. Wayne Coyne, besides being a wonderfully innovative and unique lyricist, has such a lovely, plaintive voice that is just incomparable. He has something about his voice that just brings a smile to my face everytime I hear him sing. And I don't smile much

5: Ted Leo and the Pharmacists - Hearts of Oak. Ted Leo has wonderful singing-along type songs, great lyrics, good music. I wish Timorous Me was on this, because it's a really, really good song. But it's not.

Honorable mentions: Rufus Wainwright - Want One, U2 - Achtung Baby, The Shins - Chutes Too Narrow, and Air - Talkie Walkie.
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1) U2 - Achtung Baby

2) Metallica - ...And Justice for All

3) Pilate - Caught By the Window

4) U2 - Pop

5) tie: 311 - Blue Album/ Beatles - White Album

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