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Your 'TOP 5' albums of all time.

Discussion in 'Music' started by Bryan^H, May 21, 2011.

  1. Bryan^H

    Bryan^H Well-Known Member

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    No pressure, just name your 5 favorite albums.


    Mine are:



    BLONDIE-EAT THE BEAT(1979)





    BAD RELIGION-AGAINST THE GRAIN(1990)





    MEAT PUPPETS-MIRAGE(1987)





    NEIL YOUNG-DECADE(1977)





    THE POLICE-SYNCHRONICITY(1983)
     
  2. Ockeghem

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    I am only including the pop / rock genre. :)


    I do this periodically, and I have had the same top five favorites for many years. I have to include six, as there are some ties between some albums on my list. These are, of course, the British (and not the North American) releases.


    1) Please Please Me / A Hard Day's Night

    3) Rubber Soul / Revolver

    5) Abbey Road

    6) Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band


    Dark Side of the Moon (Pink Floyd) and Watermark (Enya) would be the next entries if the list were to include more (e.g., my top ten) than those listed here.
     
  3. mattCR

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    The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (VERY Close, I rotated between this and "Abbey Road" several times)




    Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral





    Simon and Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water





    Tori Amos - Under the Pink





    The Beatles - Abbey Road





    My honorable mention, which would be in my Top-5, except it's a soundtrack so I'm excluding it:


    The Soundtrack to "Until the End of the World"





    This, to me, was one of the best playlists ever.




    Those in Black could have been headliners on their own albums. There are almost no other soundtracks I can pick up and listen to over and over and over again like UTEOW.
     
  4. TravisR

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    If you ask me again in a week, you'd probably get a different order or different records but here it is: Ramones: Rocket To Russia Ramones: Leave Home Bad Religion: Suffer Nine Inch Nails: The Downward Spiral Ramones: Ramones
     
  5. gene c

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    "If you ask me again in a week, you'd probably get a different order or different records but here it is:"


    In a week
     
  6. Steve Tannehill

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    Gotta go with the top 6:


    Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon

    Donald Fagen: The Nightfly

    The Police: Synchronicity

    Electric Light Orchestra: Out of the Blue

    Elton John: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

    The Beatles: Abbey Road
     
  7. Kevin EK

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    The Beatles: Revolver

    U2: The Joshua Tree

    Maria McKee: Maria McKee

    Peter Gabriel: So

    Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Damn the Torpedoes


    I am of course having to leave off albums by many other artists that I also love. That's always the hell of doing the top ten or top five...
     
  8. Bryan^H

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    Great lists guys. Of course this thread may just have been a way for me to 'discover' new great albums...so thank you.
     
  9. Carl Miller

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    First, I'm gonna check out Bad Religion because they were mentioned twice and I've never heard them. At least not knowingly. Here's mine:


    Beatles - Revolver

    Soundgarden - Superunknown

    Alice in Chains - Dirt

    Tool - Undertow

    Rolling Stones - Some Girls


    Honorable Mention:


    The Clash - London Calling


    Very cool to see ELO's Out of the Blue on someone's list...one of my Top 20 personal favorite albums as well.
     
  10. Kevin EK

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    If I had a Top 10, or a second Top 5 below the first, I'd likely go with:


    Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense

    Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here

    Eagles - On The Border

    David Bowie - Heroes


    and yes,

    ELO - Out of the Blue (could easily be New World Record, but OOTB has more songs)
     
  11. JeremyR

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    Tough.. but I'll give it a whirl...


    Michael Jackson - Thriller


    Jefferson Starship - Red Octopus


    Jimmy Buffett - Changes in Latitudes Changes in Attitudes


    Kenny Rogers - Kenny


    Guns 'n Roses - Appetite for Destruction
     
  12. Joseph DeMartino

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    Tough to get it down to five, of course, and in ten minutes I'll probably be kicking myself and saying "How could I forget X?" In no particular order within my list of five. Also limited to rock/pop, so no Sinatra, no blues, no jazz or country.



    Bruce Springsteen Born to Run





    Joni Mitchell Court and Spark





    Carole King Tapestry





    The Beatles Rubber Soul





    Linda Ronstadt Hasten Down the Wind





    Regards,


    Joe
     
  13. gene c

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    Of those that others mentioned, I'll second:


    Jefferson Starships Red Octopus

    The Police: Synchronicity

    ELO: Out Of The Blue (though I like A new Worlds Record a bit better)

    Donald Fagan: The Nightfly

    The Beatles: (Insert any/all of them)
     
  14. JeremyR

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    Indeed... the greatest of song of all time was on that album.
     
  15. Greg_S_H

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    Yeah, this is basically "five good albums that are coming to mind right now":


    Moody Blues - Days of Future

    Don Fagen - The Nightfly

    APP - Ammonia Avenue (clearly influenced by reading Gene's list, though I play it a lot)

    Floyd - Meddle

    Billy Joel - Glass Houses

    Zep - House of the Holy


    That might be more than five.
     
  16. gene c

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    Ammonia Avenue: I'll have to give that a closer listen. I'm stuck on the other two, plus Eve.


    Moody Blues: Days Of Future Past. Another one I can't believe I forgot to mention. Way ahead of it's time. Not always a good thing . But a great album.
     
  17. Pete York

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    Synchronicity just makes my Top 5 from The Police.


    Pet Sounds

    Bad Brains by Bad Brains

    Criminal Minded

    Abbey Road

    The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars

    High 'N' Dry?

    3 Feet High and Rising

    Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs by Derek and the Dominos

    Paid in Full

    Nothing's Shocking by Jane's Addiction

    Walk Among Us

    Louder Than Bombs

    Enter the Wu-Tang by Wu-Tang Clan

    Live at Leeds

    Elephant

    Fair Warning

    In It for the Money

    The Stone Roses by The Stone Roses

    Iron Maiden

    Violator


    Pet Sounds was last out. Can't believe I did that, but at the moment I probably have Wild Honey ahead of it, among Beach Boys records, so I had to be fair.
     
  18. Joseph DeMartino

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  19. Walter Kittel

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    Following the sentiment of this thread, I don't know how to pick my top five; so here are five indespensible albums:


    Jimi Hendrix - Are You Experienced (Third Stone from the Sun is reason enough.)

    Steely Dan - Aja

    The Beatles - Abbey Road

    Pink Floyd - The Wall

    The Rolling Stones - Let It Bleed


    - Walter.
     
  20. ChristopherG

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    For me the test of a top five has got to be all killer no filler. There does not appear to be many of those coming out anymore (disclaimer - I could just be getting old and cranky...) So with that criteria in mind:


    1. The Beatles - SPLHCB

    2. Pink Floyd - DSOTM

    3. The Who - Who's Next

    4. Boston - Boston

    5, Supertramp - Crime of the Century


    For me, each song of each album is completely stand alone and could be listened to over and over and over and.....
     

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