Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Your Turn

All time favorite album. I can't pick just one, so I am interested to see if any of you can pick one that stands ahead of everything else.


Anonymous said...

Beatles, Revolver

FSP said...

Paul's Boutique

katsm0711 said...

I'm a diehard lifelong Led Zeppelin fan BUT my all time fav album is the Trainspotting soundtrack.

katsm0711 said...

(This is going to be an awesome thread and I'm looking forward to album suggestions to download!)

Anonymous said...

Lateralus by Tool

Pinky said...

Jeff Buckley's Grace

All about Eve said...

Rolling Stones, pretty much all of them but specially Forty Licks

Jolene Jolene said...

Weezer, Blue Album

firebugDVM said...

Dazed and Confused soundtrack

MommaSaid said...

Grace-Jeff Buckley

jane3113 said...

Run dmc raising hell

GroovyGurrrl927 said...

Fleetwood Mac's Rumours.

jane3113 said...

Run dmc raising hell

jane3113 said...

Run dmc raising hell

Elizabeth said...

Paul Simon's Graceland
Fleetwood Mac Rumours

For me, there aren't many albums where every song is good but these two are (IMHO :))

53keys said...

Beatles Abbey Road

CalmLikeYou85 said...

Radiohead - OK Computer

IDoTheRobot said...

That's such a hard question. It's between Led Zeppelin IV and Houses of the Holy, Foo Fighter's The Colour and The Shape and Weezer's Pinkerton.


Lauren Vento said...

Sublime's 40oz to Freedom.

I love a lot, but that one has been with me through every stage of life, and I can still listen to it from beginning to end.

spacecowboy78 said...

Jamiroquai, Return of the Space Cowboy

jaariel said...

Groovie & Elizabeth called it

Fleetwood Mac Rumours

Police Synchronicity

These two are like the soundtrack to my life!

nolachickee said...

Has to be a Queen album. If I have to pick just one, The Game.

SusanB said...

Beatles White Album

katsm0711 said...

U know what's sad? I think most of us know music back to at least the 1970's up to now and most of our answers are going to be pre 2000 bc full length quality albums are getting rarer thanks to iTunes. I'm curious what the best pop album is bc that genre is definitely single based (and I do love it)

a non a miss said...

The Stand Ins by Okkervil River

Amartel said...

Exile on Main Street.

katsm0711 said...

@christina I just discovered Tomorrow Never Knows thanks to a Med Men ep that paid a fortune to use the track. Then I realized one of my fav OH ANOTHER ALL TIME FAV ALBUM CHEMICAL BROTHERS DIG YOUR OWN HOLE!!!! They sampled TNK on Setting Sun with Noel Gallagher. The drum line just makes me melt into my chair and start dreaming

katsm0711 said...

@iDo u should pick Zeppelin bc they influenced the others :)

Amber said...

No way I can pick just one. I can barely do a top 5...
The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground & Nico
The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers & Let It Bleed
Miles Davis - Kind of Blue & Bitches Brew
Wu-Tang Clan - Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers
Beastie Boys - Ill Communication
Jeff Buckley - Grace
Fiona Apple - When the Pawn
Tom Waits - Swordfishtrombones & Alice
Underworld - dubnobasswithmyheadman
Morphine - Good, Like Swimming & The Night

K I'll stop now.

Elizabeth said...

Katsm0711 I love pop music too and if I were to name one song as my favorite, I couldn't because, like movies, they change. But if you say name a full length album that's good beginning to end, that's easier to narrow down because there aren't many albums that don't have songs you'd rather skip.

Unknown said...

I have SEVERAL, and these won't cover them all but here we go

The Cure -Disintegration

Sasha- Global Underground 13 Ibiza

George Michael- Listen without prejudice Vol 1.

Snow Patrol- Fallen Empires
-Final Straw

Coldplay- A Rush of Blood to the Head

Sarah McLachlan- Fumbling Towards Ecstacy

Prince- 1999

Jessi said...

Prince - Sign O'the Times!!!!

Anonymous said...

It's beautiful. I remember listening to that in my dad's car when I was little. That album covers every emotion and truly is the soundtrack of my life. I even got married walking down the beach to Here, There, and Everywhere.

tamarind said...

The Cure -Disintegration
Paul Simon- graceland
led zeppelin- houses of the holy
Beatles- abbey road

sorry, enty. can't come up w/ one....and that's just off the top of my head.

Maidstone said...

DARK SIDE OF THE MOON - Pink Floyd. From beginning to end, it's the perfect album.

BTW - favorite song? Born to Run - the Boss.

; )

Cornbread said...

@firebugDVM - YES! The Dazed & Confused soundtracks are the BEST. I bought volumes one and two when I was 16, and have nearly worn them out.

My all-time greatest albums:

Miles Davis - Milestones
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Chronicle, Vol. 1

Turkish Taffy said...

Born to Run

Snapdragon said...

Albums that I can listen to beginning to end and treat like a solitary entity? No way I can pick one.

- "Rio" and "Astronaut" by Duran Duran
- "Kick" by INXS
- "Almacantar" by Eight Seconds
- "The Dance" by Fleetwood Mac
- "Flood" and "Apollo 18" by They Might Be Giants
- "Watermark" by Enya
- "Presto", "Roll the Bones" and "Hold Your Fire" by Rush

I'm sure I'm forgetting something! ;-)

hothotheat said...

Beatles - Rubber Soul

VIPblonde said...

A few from my top 10:
Hole - Live Through This
Prodigy - Fat of the Land
Stealing Beauty Soundtrack
Prince - The Very Best of Prince

Cornbread said...

I also LOVE Van Morrison...at least his old material. I could listen to Astral Weeks, Tupelo Honey and Moondance endlessly.

Turkish Taffy said...

Second favorite: Soundtrack from "La Cage aux Folles". Seriously. "I hear La la-la-la la-la-la and I'm young and in love..."

Pip said...

Tori Amos-Little Earthquakes and Boys for Pele

NotNowIronman said...

Rancid's ...And Out Come The Wolves

Mamaroni said...

Rhythm Nation

mamabot said...

I am with FSP: Paul's Boutique. Shake Your Rump is my favorite driving song ever.

Del Riser said...

"Revolver" - The Beatles

"Nilsson Schmilsson" - Harry Nilsson

Ms Cool said...

Born to Run album but Badlands is my favorite song.

MISCH said...

Love the BEATLES...so anything from them ..

Ol Cranky said...

Don't laugh but my fav is probably Genesis A Trick of the Tail followed by Beatles Rubber Soul (or Revolver, I love them both) or Foos The Colour & the Shape

yeah, I'm a dork

lizness said...

Built to Spill "There's Nothing Wrong with Love"

katsm0711 said...

Genesis? No wonder you're cranky

Lol I HAD to!

Sunny said...

i just need to cut and paste your Van Morrison comments as my answer :)

The Killers Hot Fuss (which I am listening to right now)

Sublime 40 oz to Freedom (right on, Lauren)

U2 Joshua Tree

Great thread!

EGB said...

Idotherobot, you stole mine! Weezer Pinkerton, the Foos, the Beasties Ill Communication and Coldplay Parachutes. You guys all have great taste!

Stacy said...

My favorite album, the album that is good from start to finish, that people still ask about and want when I play it is...The Stone Roses' debut. If you've never listened to it, do it NOW. From the gritty opening to the final chord, perfect. Ages well. I was so upset that by the time I found them, they had already imploded.

dizzyeggs said...

good thread! i generally don't have favorites of anything 'cause i like different criteria blah, blah, blah...however, fleetwood mac rumors is an awesome album and i don't take the needle off the vinyl when listening and flip it when one side is played. other favorites that i don't pick and choose, just let it play:
ray charles, otis redding, dusty springfield, pearl jam, hammerbox, j roddy walston and the business, david bowie, pixies, the offspring, adele, pistol annies and dixie chicks
i'm a gemini, so i have focus issues

MadLyb said...

Thirteen Tales of Urban Bohemia - Dandy Warhols/The White Album - The Beatles.

Lucas said...

Live Through This makes me sad about Courtney Love's entire life since then. Such an incredible album, such a wasted talent.

Lucas said...

Guns N' Roses - Appetite for Destruction

pilly said...

Born to Run

lazyday603 said...

Good question. Personal favorite of all time:

Disintegration - The Cure

Honorable mention:
Beauty and the Beat - The Go-Go's
The Ramones - The Ramones
Let it Bleed - Rolling Stones
Nevermind - Nirvana
After the Gold Rucs - Neil Young
Room Noises - Eisley

Some bands I wish I could include in the best one album list but you need their greatest hits collections to have a really great album. Acts like that:

David Bowie
New Order

Saffron said...

Can't limit myself to just one, but below are a few of my beloved collection:

Led Zeppelin, 'Led Zeppelin IV'
Depeche Mode, 'Violator'
The Doors, 'The Doors'
Bob Marley & the Wailers, 'Legend'
John Coltrane, 'A Love Supreme'
Radiohead, 'Kid A'
Lou Reed, 'Transformer'
Pixies, 'Doolittle'
Rodriguez, 'Cold Fact'
P.J. Harvey, 'Let England Shake'
Ali Farka Toure, 'Savane'

Anonymous said...

Music from Big Pink by The Band.

And my special enjoyment: Cowboyography by Ian Tyson.

Stacey Charter said...


Tinnie said...

Depeche Mode- Violator

Amy Winehouse- Back to Black

The Black Keys- Brothers

Spoon- Gimme Fiction

Too many to list, but these come to mind right away. Long time reader, most times what I want to say has already been said but I felt compelled to add my two cents to this one. :)

MelissaLynn said...

Depeche Mode - Some Great Reward

Snapdragon said...

Oh! On my mega-list I totally forgot "Music for the Masses" by Depeche Mode. :)

Munch said...

Primal Scream, Screamadelica. David Bowie, Aladdin Sane. The Verve, Urban Hymns. Can't decide between those three, but those are the ones that immediately spring to mind.

Saffron said...

@Stacy - The Stone Roses! they are heaven!

Cory said...

You guys have picked some great ones but I have to throw in the Eagles, Hotel California.

Stacey Charter said...

lol NO REALLY - sorry I couldn't resist the Nickelback comment - my true favorites are

Fleetwood Mac -Rumours and Counting Crows - August & Everything After.

parissucksliterally said...

No way can I pick one.

All FOUR of Fiona Apple's albums

Fleetwood Mac Rumours

Led Zeppelin II

Counting Crows - August and Everything After

Elvis Costello- Armed Forces

just to name a few.

all the latest in heavensville said...

Natalie Cole, Unforgettable - amazing soundtracks

Ari said...

Alanis Morrisette Jagged Little Pill

parissucksliterally said...

Stacey, just saw your Counting Crows post. I adore that CD. it is fantastic.

Mama June said...

Great post! :)

Led Zeppelin Physical Graffiti

Radiohead The Bends

U2 Joshua Tree

Neil Young Harvest Moon

RaggedLady said...

Ditto on the Fleetwood Mac, Stone Roses and Bruce Springsteen.

I'd like to add; Suede - Dog Man Star, The Smiths - Strangeways here we Come, The Band - The Band and Counting Crows - Recovering the Satellites.

No way can I limit my choice to just 1 album. I have to be in a particular mood to listen to some music.

Moose said...

I always love when someone says "name 1", and people say they can't. Of course you can, you just choose not to.

Stevie Wonder's "Songs In The Key Of Life".

Jeneral said...

I never get tired of Back to Black. Every song is amazing. I think there are other albums that are more culturally significant (Thriller for one), but this is my personal favorite.

Stacey Charter said...

Parissucks...Isn't it! I am on my 3rd copy. "Anna Begins" is one of my absolute favorites and "Long December" too.

Maja With a J said...


Guns n' Roses - Appetite For Destruction
Faith No More - Angel Dust
Fleetwood Mac - Rumors
Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger
Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska

I can't help it.

GladysKravitz said...

*Showing my age*

Goodbye Yellow Brick ROad Elton John

NunSexMonkRock Siouxsie and the Banshees

Disintegration The Cure

London Calling The Clash

Tapestry Carole King

Graceland Paul Simon

Abbey Road The Beatles

Come On Now Social The Indigo Girls

Snapdragon said...

Moose, no really, I can't. It's totally situation-dependent.

Cindy said...

I agree with Cory about Hotel California by the Eagles, but more contemporary cds that I listen to the whole thing over and over and never skip a tract :
Adele both 19 and 21,
Fall Out Boy's Folie a Deux,
Panic at the Disco (any and all of albums),
Mumford and Sons Sigh No More,
Dixie Chicks, (any and all albums)

MaryMQC said...

I have a hard time choosing, too, but I just tell myself: you're dying, you can only listen to one more album before the end. What is it?

Radiohead - In Rainbows

Heather said...

Depeche Mode - Songs of Faith and Devotion. Hands down THE BEST. Mmmmmm......

Momster said...

U2, The Joshua tree--got me through a hard time in college.

Also Bridge Over Troubled Waters by Simon and Garfunkel, I listened to that alot as a young 'un.

Heather said...

Depeche Mode - Songs of Faith and Devotion. Hands down THE BEST. Mmmmmm......

MaryMQC said...

@Lauren - much respect on the 40 oz. choice. It's in my top 5, for sure. What you said about it - that you've been able to listen to it at every stage of your life without tiring of it - same here. LOVE Bradley's voice, and his spirit. I can't even attempt to listen to the new stuff because the thought of someone else singing his songs, trying to sound like him, just hurts my heart. I still have my copy of Rolling Stone that featured his memorial, and a big long article about him. And now I'm tearing up.....

dizzyeggs said...

okay, i'm going to plug j roddy walston and the business(self titled album) because they are a small band and i'm sure they are not known to many. they are a fun bluesy/rockin'/bar kinda band, so if you are into that please sample on whatever you generally use to sample. full grown man makes me feel like sexy times with mr. eggs.

also, i forgot zz top, fandango from 'also favorites'

sylmarillion said...

Oh dear. I can't pick just one, it constantly changes. A few faves:

Marillion: Season's End, Afraid of Sunlight and Brave

Michael Jackson: Dangerous and Invincible

Icehouse: Man of Colours

Herbert Groenemeyer: Live

Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds: Live at Radio City (and especially 'Crush').

Golden Earring: all of them

Radiohead: the bends and pablo honey
and that's just a few...

Green Wave Gal said...

Growing up: Bryan Adams, Reckless.

License to Ill by the Beastie Boys. Billy Joel's greatest hits.

College: Probably Alanis Morisette, Jagged Little Pill or Hootie & the Blowfish Cracked Rear View or Fairweather Johnson. Cowboy Mouth or Better than Ezra since I went to college in New Orleans.

Since I've gotten into country: Zac Brown Band (all the albums), Bomshel, Band Perry, Jason Aldean, Darius Rucker, Sugarland...I'm sure there are more.

Jane said...

Radiohead-Ok Computer

arbfuldodger said...

I got 3

1. Guns n' Roses - Appetite for Destruction
2. AC-DC - Back in Black
3. Prince - Purple Rain

Ol Cranky said...

@katsm0711 - post Gabriel Genesis at that ;/

yeah, I have bizarre taste in music that confuses the hell out of anyone who scrolls through my ipod

Green Wave Gal said...

Love the Indigo Girls!! And love you too!

redronnie said...

Obviously like so many of you I can't pick just one..this is what I have on my ipod

Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti
Rolling Stones - Exile on Main Street
The Band - The Last Waltz
Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run
Bruce Springsteen - The Rising
Joni Mitchell - Blue
Robbie Robertson - Robbie Robertson
The Tragically Hip - yer Favorites
Sarah McLaughlin - Mirrorball
The Big Chill - Soundtrack
Forrest Gump - Soundtrack
The Clash - London Calling
Gordon Lightfoot - greatest hits
Melissa Ethridge - Yes, I am
Jann Arden - Living under June
The Staple Singers - Greatest hits

redronnie said...

I forgot The Wall - Pink Floyd -

Amber said...

Oh, I need to add one. Tom Rush - Wrong End of the Rainbow

Love seeing everyone's favs!

@ Stacey - as soon as I read your Nickelback one it made me laugh haha

Frufra said...

Beatles - Abbey Road

If I have to pick just one, that's the one.

blondegossip said...

Exile on Main Street, The Rolling Stones.

ellie said...

gram parsons - grievous angel. i've loved it for almost 40 years.

AKM said...

If I ONLY get one...damn. Can't do it. Either BORN TO RUN or RUMOURS. No, wait...the White Album. Or RUBBER SOUL. No...MOONDANCE. No...BLUE by Joni.

Shit, I can't do it.

Janet296 said...

Wow! This is a tough one. I think my all time fav is Pink Floyd - The Wall.

SueRH said...

Chicago IX

.robert said...

I think a soundtrack shouldn't count. Picking just one is hard, so probably The Dark Side of the Moon or 10,000 Maniacs Unplugged.

It is hard to say just one but I like all of the songs on those two.

iheartjacksparrow said...

Three-way tie:

Journey - "Escape"
Def Leppard - "Pyromania"
Def Leppard - "Hysteria"

Seachica said...

Kate Bush - Hounds of Love

delete account said...

The Tea Party (a Canadian band that broke up some years ago) "Triptych." OMG I cried when they disbanded.

Munch said...

Two more that are in my head demanding to be added - The Alan Parsons Project - The Turn of a Friendly Card, Feargal Sharkey - Songs From The Mardi Gras.

lzahart said...

Radiohead- Kid A

a non a miss said...

Needed to add a few more:

Any Sublime album (RIP Bradley)
Beatles- Magical Mystery Tour
Floyd- Animals
Ani DiFranco- Living in Clip
Bob Dylan- Blood on the tracks (or the album with idiot wind, I don't remember!)

poovey-tunt said...

Seconding Songs in the Key of Life. I am completely indecisive about my favorites whenever I'm asked to choose ("my favorite character? NO LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT MY TOP TWENTY FAVES OKAY?") but I am 100 percent sure about that one.

AndrewBW said...

Any collection of Louis Armstrong's Hot Five and Hot Seven tracks from the late twenties. Of course they weren't originally recorded as an album, but to me if Louis Armstrong hadn't been born we would have had to invent him that's how important he was. Any time I hear tracks like "Struttin' with Some Barbecue" or "West End Blues" the world instantly becomes a better place.

Pops is tops.

VeeBee said...

TOM PETTY!!!!! I loved pretty much everything up through Highway Companion. Their Playback boxset is amazing. Echo is fantastic.

Best albums?

Brandi Carlile - The Story (LOVE her!!!)
Adele - 21
Sarah MacLachlan - Surfacing and Fumbling Towards Ecstacy
Hole - Live Through This and Celebrity Skin
Stevie Nicks - Timespace
The Smiths - Louder Than Bombs
John Mellencamp - The Best That I Could Do
Songcatcher - Official Soundtrack
O Brother Where Art Thou - Official Soundtrack

Warren Zevon - everything
Queen - everything
10,000 Maniacs - everything with Natalie Merchant

I know I am forgetting stuff!!!

rhinovodka said...

Either CCR, Chronicle, Vol. 1 or Legend: The Best of Bob Marley & the Wailers

Angelina said...

Love these! @Parissucks-- yay for Elvis! My favorite is Blood and Chocolate by him, though.

Totally agree with Sublime and weezer.

This is helping me (yet again) create the music list for my wedding! Thanks everyone!

Mily Marz said...

Radiohead: OK Computer

Mily Marz said...

Or the Amadeus Soundtrack.
I'm going to plug into Spotify and listen to some faves that people on here mentioned :D

Sunny said...

Any G Love and Special Sauce fans? Philadelphonic is pretty dope :)

Angelina said...

I forgot Is This It-- The Strokes

High Heels said...

The Album that defines me:

Tori Amos: Boys For Pele

Other favourites: All other 90's Tori stuff, Dummy by Portishead, Hounds of Love by Kate Bush, Garbage by Garbage.

Past decade I've mostly given up listening to music. I work in retail and am forced to hear the same crap day in day out. When I get home the last thing I wanna hear is any kind of music!

Unknown said...

^ this

Mama June said...

@Sunny-YES to G. Love! *high five* I got to see them a long time ago in Louisville, such a great show!

"my baby got sauce, your baby ain't sweet like mine...."

Darkmyst said...

Led Zeppelin IV
GnR Appetite for Destruction

So hard to choose.

AvaCherryVanilla said...

Depeche Mode- Black Celebration ....
the beginning of a golden era

Mango said...

The Clash - London Calling (a two record set -- remember records??? and EVERY SONG, EVERY MOTHERLICKING SONG is EXCELLENT)

My "If I was stranded on a deserted island with a CD player, unlimited batteries and could have 10 albums with me list...":

The Smiths - The Smiths
The Pretenders - The Pretenders
Talking Heads - Fear of Music
The Beatles - Abbey Road
Allman Brothers - Eat a Peach
Derek and the Dominoes - Layla and other Assorted Love Songs
The Moody Blues - This is the Moody Blues (a cheat because this is a best-of)
Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Kate Bush - Hounds of Love

BestWesties said...

Ihave a ton of favorites but my number 1 has to be Pretty Hate Machine by Nine Inch Nails. Other favorites: U2 Wide Awake In America, Achtung Baby, and INXS Kick. I still miss Michael Hutchence!

JW said...

Paul Simon Graceland
Rock Follies-Soundtrack
Suzi Quatro - If you knew Suzi

JW said...

Oh, one more
Billy Joel The Stranger

Lulu G said...

Wow some great lists here.
Springsteen , just about any but Born to Run is so classic, Darkness, THe WIld, the Innocent..and Greetings.THe RIsing Rocks. Dont make me pick one!

Also Love Brandi Carlile- self named album, she is awesome.
Carol King - Tapestry
Chris Isaak- Wicked Game, SF Days, Forever Blue

John Cougar (mellancamp) Lonesome Jubilee and Scarecrow

Keith Urban Golden Road
Trisha Yearwood- Inside Out and Jaspar County

Ok that is more than one.

Jason Blue Eyes said...

Bob Dylan - Blonde On Blonde.

Comma Chaser said...

U2's The Joshua Tree. I ran the equivalent of about 40 marathons to that album. Gave me a lot of optimistic hope while growing up in the late 80s.

Lots of other picks on here which I like - Beatles, G.Love, Radiohead, Soundgarden etc., etc. Whoever put Savane on their list is awesome. Ali Farka's stuff is wicked tricky - check out Niafunke, if/when you've a chance.

Chilie said...
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Linda said...

Graceland, by Paul Simon

Rufus II said...

Radiohead ok computer and kid a
fiona apple when the pawn and tidal
toad the wet sprocket dulcinea and fear
beasties ill communication and paul's boutique
the killers hot fuss
twenty billion more.......

Veech said...

Bruce Springsteen's "Born To Run"

thisoldbroad said...


Planktonic said...

Tool - Aenima and Lateralus

Hammer_Girl said...

I don't think I saw any of the following so I'll list:

Breaking Benjamin-seriously all their albums are amazing especially the last Dear Agony

Shinedown- again all of them

And other great modern rock bands
Seether, Chevelle, 311, Mudvayne, Sevendust, Taproot...
I'm gonna stop now

Moose said...

Really, there are genuinely fantastic pieces of music. But nothing before, and nothing since, works so well as a whole than "Songs...". I'm so grateful to have been a fan of soul music (even if it was as a young teenager) when Stevie hit his creative peak.

lzahart said...

ok I know I picked Kid A, and if I could only have one that would definitely be it, but looking at the other picks if I had to pick alternates...

*@Amber awesome call Enter the 36 Chambers - the Wu
*Paul's Boutique- BB- Car Thief is the best!
*random pick I'm loving now is Oracular Spectacular by MGMT
*Fiona Apple- Tidal
*shout out to my hometown so will pick as final album Fables of the Reconstruction OR Murmur by REM

(I know I am all over the place on music but I think that's a good thing)

Planktonic said...

Oh and V is for Vagina - Puscifer and Dubnobasswithmyhead- Underworld

TracySwingKid said...

The Beach Boys "Pet Sounds"
Pink Floyd "The Wall"
Prince "Purple Rain"
The Beatles "The Beatles"
Michael Jackson "Thriller"
The Clash "London Calling

Oh, the happy music I could list all night.

Lissa THEEE Pissa said...

Dark Side of the Moon- Pink Floyd
Abbey Road- The Beatles

All about Eve said...

I have to agree with all your choices

califblondy said...

Boz Scaggs' Silk Degrees (8 track)

Journey's Greatest Hits (Cassette)

Bobby Caldwell, The Anthology, Part 1 (CD)

ardleighstreet said...

Pink Floyd--Dark Side of the Moon
Sting --Soul Cages
U2-Joshua Tree
G&R- Appetite for Destruction

The Black Cat said...

Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies

feraltart said...

Yes Lucas, me too! Rocket Queen would also write that (she may not get a chance since she became a mum).

Robin the Mad Photographer said...

My all-time favorite, that I've owned & loved for well over 30 years, would have to be Joni Mitchell's Court and Spark; it's one of those albums you can love as a teenager, and then enjoy on deeper & deeper levels as you get older. If you've ever been in love, or thought you were, or knew people who were, or...really, if you've been involved in any kind of human relationships over the years, this one's a keeper.

#2: Bob Mould's Workbook; saying it's a near-perfect rendering of picking up the pieces after one's life and career have both imploded doesn't really do it justice, but it's one way to describe it.

#3: I'm not sure if EPs/mini-albums count, but assuming they do, it's NIN's Broken; the one good thing former TVT Records head Steve Gottlieb ever did in his life was piss Trent Reznor off enough that the latter made this album. (Don't forget to keep the CD running after "Gave Up" ends, or you'll miss "Physical" (an old Adam Ant cover) and "Suck"; listen carefully to the former's intro and you'll hear Trent hissing "Eat your heart out, Steve..." ;-) (It also has the advantage of being short enough that there's no filler on it; as a hardcore NINnie, it pains me to say this, but there's at least 1 song on every other NIN album that I could REALLY do without. Sorry, Trent...)

Andy said...

For rock: Pink Floyd, 'The Dark Side of the Moon'

For metal: Testament, "The Gathering"

New Life and Attitude said...

Great pick!

New Life and Attitude said...

Linkin Park - Hybrid Theory

It's like they were reading my mind for almost every song. Actually anything by Linkin Park.

csproat said...

Soul Coughing - El Oso

El Roy 13 said...

forever - wu tang clan

but I am torn and truly have a top five, w/ the remainder being

grace - jeff buckley
talking blues - bob marley
californication -rhcp
the empyrean - john frusciante

PugsterMom said...

Tea for the Tillerman- Cat Stevens
Graceland- Paul Simon

Steorra said...

So glad to see some of my absolute favorites appear on this list! :)

If I had to pick just one, it would have to be 'Lateralus' by Tool (a masterpiece on every level). But here's a few more for posterity:

The Cure, 'Disintegration'
Kruder & Dorfmeister, 'The K&D Sessions'
NIN, 'The Fragile'
Massive Attack, 'Mezzanine'
REM, 'Automatic for the People'
Tubeway Army, 'Replicas'
Ritchie Hawtin, 'DE9: Transitions'

Eeekalicious said...

Prairie Oyster (Canadian Band) - Everybody Knows

Angie said...

These are the ones I never get tired of:

Prince..Sign o the times
Peter Frampton..Alive
Linda Rondstadt...Living in the USA (while most of these songs she did were remakes, she did them very well)
Fleetwood Mac-Rumours
Saturday night fever soundtrack
Prince...Purple Rain

Cindy said...

bobbi_1025 ITA about Breaking Benjamin. Amazing stuff.

Geez, I forgot about The Police and Sting and
Lyle Lovett Pontiac is absolutely amazing

Lindsey said...

1.) Alice in Chains - Dirt or their EP Jar of Flies (best selling EP of all time)

2.) Fleetwood Mac Rumours

3.) Nirvana - Nevermind

mooshki said...

Another vote for Beatles White Album. It doesn't get any better than that.


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