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Old 05-02-2005, 07:49 PM   #1
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HTDAAB: Greatest rock album by 40somethings ever?

Could it be? The greatest rock album ever made by an artist in its' 40's-----lol. Now, I know it may win this championship by default since most great bands havn't made it to their 40's and the ones who did havn't produced great works. Stones? Tatoo You and Steel Wheels are no 'Bomb'. Springsteen? His 40's were his worst decade. Bowie? Ok work, but nothing really stands out. Neil Young had a good decade in his 40's, but that "one" album is lacking. Aerosmith had alot of commercial success in their 40's, but not many are going to hold any of those albums on a high creative pedestal. I'm struggling. Help me out. I can't think of a rock artist who has produced a better album than 'Bomb' in their 40's. Maybe an obscure artist has. I just don't know them. I'm interested to know if I should place the rock's old man heavyweight championship belt around around 'Bomb's' waste.
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i doubt it very much, imho it was pretty morbid and am waiting for the next exciting new album... heaps of room for improvement i believe.. altho some might say they needed to go where they did with this album just like they did with the other albums... having said that, to be fair, i don't think it's all bad either... cheers
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Innuendo by Queen was a bit better , more edge , less pop sounds
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Re: HTDAAB: Greatest rock album by 40somethings ever?

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Stones? Tatoo You and Steel Wheels are no 'Bomb'.
Tattoo You is highly regarded, perhaps the last great Rolling Stones album, and it was a massive commercial success as well. However, not all of the members were 40 yet when it came out (Mick Jagger, for example, was 38), so I guess it wouldn't qualify for what you are looking for.
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Not a great accolade seen as how there ain't ever been a decent album by a group/solo artist in their 40's!
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Steel Wheels was shite m8, The Rolling Stones were a band that should have quit 30 years ago!
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Not a great accolade seen as how there ain't ever been a decent album by a group/solo artist in their 40's!
Lol, that does seem to be the truth. It's sort of why I did this thread. I couldn't think of a great rock album made by anybody in their 40's.

Harry Vest: Neil Young is great, but I can't think of one album that really stands out from his 40's

Phanan: I really don't think Tatoo You is creatively as strong as 'Bomb'.

Winnie: I hadn't thought of Queen's Innuendo. That's an interesting pick. I guess I'm just not a big Queen fan from any of their decades. They're too theatrical for my tastes.

So far, I'm sticking with 'Bomb' for my fictitious title. I welcome more challenges, though. I'm not a rock historian so I could very well be missing something.
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Aren't the Chilli Peppers all about 40 by now?? although By The Way came out a couple of years ago so they may have been late 30's at that time.

The Bomb is still better than that though
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While it received a critical bashing because Roger Waters wasn't in the group, Pink Floyd's The Division Bell deserves a mention. It is very popular amongst Floyd fans, and it was a commercial success as well, hitting #1 on the Billboard album chart. All the members were in their late 40's at the time of its release.

On top of that, the tour was a massive money maker which spawned another #1 album, the live Pulse. So I'd give this one a nod.
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You got that right stars!

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no i don't think the album is.
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no i don't think the album is.
What would you nominate then?

Somebody mentioned Paul Simon's Graceland to me at work as a possibility. I said I'm not sure if that's considered a rock album. Plus, I havn't spent alot of time listening to it. So to anybody who's spent time listening to Graceland, Is it a better album than 'Bomb' and can it be considered a rock album?
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The only thing that is notable is that U2 are still a massive selling album act well into their 40's. Now THAT is some achievement, even though the quality of their material has diminished over the past 2 albums!
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What would you nominate then?

Somebody mentioned Paul Simon's Graceland to me at work as a possibility. I said I'm not sure if that's considered a rock album. Plus, I havn't spent alot of time listening to it. So to anybody who's spent time listening to Graceland, Is it a better album than 'Bomb' and can it be considered a rock album?
Greaseland is a borefest. Jesus I hate that song You can call me Al!
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Graceland is a possibility. Considered by many to be one of the best albums of the 80's, and it was a good seller too.

Another one to consider is Metallica now. All of the band members were 40 when St. Anger was released, and they are still very popular, obviously.
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What about The Rising by Bruce Springsteen?
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Aren't the Chilli Peppers all about 40 by now?? although By The Way came out a couple of years ago so they may have been late 30's at that time.

The Bomb is still better than that though
By the Way is one of my favourite non-U2 albums
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