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Red Leader
02-23-2007, 12:14 PM
Ok, continuing off of the momentum of the All-Time Top 10 songs thread. Name your Top 10 favorite Albums / CD's of all-time. This will hopefully be easier than the songs thread, but still somewhat challenging, I'm sure. It's meant to be difficult.

Here's mine (in no particular order):

Paul Simon - Graceland
Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique
Radiohead - The Bends
Grateful Dead - American Beauty
Counting Crows - August and Everything After
Bob Dylan - Bringing It All Back Home
Jane's Addiction - Ritual de lo Habitual
Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction
Fleetwood Mac - Rumours


I know I'm leaving out a bunch more.

The Wall comes to mind, so does Dark Side of the Moon...ugh! I'll probably slap myself when someone posts their list and say "DOH!", but those are the 10 that came out of my head first.

westofyou
02-23-2007, 12:24 PM
Quadrophenia - The Who
The White Album - The Beatles
Crooked Rain Crooked Rain - Pavement
Born to Run - Springsteen
What's Going On - Marvin Gaye
Rust Never Sleeps - Neil Young
Exile on Main Street - The Stones
Lifes Rich Pagent - REM
Pet Sounds - The Beach Boys
Loaded - The Velvet Undeground

Red Leader
02-23-2007, 12:27 PM
Quadrophenia - The Who
The White Album - The Beatles
Born to Run - Springsteen
What's Going On - Marvin Gaye
Rust Never Sleeps - Neil Young
Lifes Rich Pagent - REM


Yep, there's some I left off and could have included. :rolleyes:

deltachi8
02-23-2007, 12:30 PM
Fluid list as the song one was as well...and in no set order

Joshua Tree - U2
Regatta DeBlanc - The Police
Sgt Pepper - The Beatles
Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin
Tragic Kingdom - No DOubt
Live at the Sands - Frank Sinatra
Balance - Van Halen
Back in Black - AC/DC
Rubber Soul - The Beatles
Temple of Low Men - Crowded House

dabvu2498
02-23-2007, 12:41 PM
Paul Simon -- Graceland
Johnny Cash -- At Folsom Prison
The Who -- Quadrophenia
Beatles -- White Album
John Denver -- Poems, Prayers, and Promises
John Lee Hooker -- The Healer
Metallica -- Metallica
GnR -- Appetite for Destruction
NWA -- Straight Outta Compton
2Pac -- All Eyes on Me

Johnny Footstool
02-23-2007, 12:43 PM
To me, this means "entire album, top to bottom," not "3 or 4 great singles and a bunch of mediocre filler."

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Nevermind - Nirvana
Appetite for Destruction - G'N'R
Something to Write Home About - The Get Up Kids
The Joshua Tree - U2
Gentlemen - Afghan Whigs
El Oso - Soul Coughing
Green Mind - Dinosaur Jr.
Doolittle - The Pixies
Licensed to Ill - Beastie Boys
Tim - The Replacements

Reds Nd2
02-23-2007, 12:49 PM
Damn the Torpedos ~ Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
Toys in the Attic ~ Aerosmith
Pearl ~ Janis Joplin
Born to Run ~ Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band
Tres Hombres ~ ZZ Top
Van Halen ~ Van Halen
Appetite for Destruction ~ Guns-N-Roses
Desperado ~ The Eagles
Too Fast for Love ~ Mötley Crüe
Flyin the Flag ~ The Climax Blues band

registerthis
02-23-2007, 12:54 PM
I'm definitely a child of the 80s/90s...

The Smiths: "The Queen Is Dead"
Pulp: "Different Class"
New Order: "Technique"
Manic Street Preachers: "This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours"
Crowded House: "Together Alone"
U2: "Achtung Baby"
Massive Attack: "Mezzanine"
Oasis: "What's the Story (Morning Glory)"
Blur: "Parklife"
Catherine Wheel: "Adam and Eve"

Honorable mention to:

Depeche Mode: "Songs of Faith and Devotion"
Rush: "Moving Pictures" and "Counterparts"
Pet Shop Boys: "Discography"
Suede: "Coming Up"
Echo and the Bunnymen: "Ocean Rain"
Morrissey: "You Are the Quarry"
Rob Dickinson: "Fresh Wine for the Horses"
Neil Finn: "Try Whistling This"
Manic Street Preachers: "The Holy Bible"
Coldplay: "A Rush of Blood..."
Chemical Brothers: "Surrender"
Dr. Dre: "The Chronic"
Ride: "Nowhere"
The Blue Nile: "Hats"
Doves: "The Last Broadcast"
Mercury Rev: "Deserter's Songs"
Primal Scream: "XTRMNTR"
Joy Division: "Unknown Pleasures"

EDIT: Must add "Nonsuch" by XTC , "Laid" by James, "The Stone Roses" and "OK Computer" by Radiohead to my list.

Gah, this is too bloody tough. I might as well just list my entire collection, really.

pedro
02-23-2007, 12:57 PM
Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen
Icky Mettle - Archers of loaf
Quadrophenia - The Who
The White Album - The Beatles
Exile on Main Street - The Rolling Stones
You're Living all over me - Dinosaur Jr.
Slanted & Enchanted - Pavement
Keep it like a Secret - Built to Spill
Gentlemen - Afghan Whigs
Katie Lied - Steely Dan
Doolittle - Pixies
The Queen is Dead - The Smiths
Rust Never Sleeps - Neil Young

(that's 13, sue me)

edit: somewhere in there should be "The Soft Bulletin" by the Flaming Lips and at least one Replacements album.....

Roy Tucker
02-23-2007, 01:00 PM
The White Album - The Beatles
Electric Ladyland - Jimi Hendrix
Live at the Fillmore East - The Allman Bros. Band
Rust Never Sleeps - Neil Young
The River - Bruce Springsteen
Red-Headed Stranger - Willie Nelson
Blood on the Tracks - Bob Dylan
The Royal Scam - Steely Dan
London Calling - The Clash
My Aim Is True - Elvis Costello

westofyou
02-23-2007, 01:01 PM
I'm definitely a child of the 80s/90s...

Just 80's

Tim - The Replacements
Life's Rich Pagent - REM
Murmer - REM
Robbie Robertson
Little Creatures - Talking Heads
Green Mind - Dinosaur Jr.
Short Sharp and Shocked - Michelle Shock
Nothing Shocking - Janes Addiction
Look Sharp - Joe Jackson (79-80 close enough)
Dolittle - The Pixies

Cyclone792
02-23-2007, 01:09 PM
Counting Crows - August and Everything After (1993)
Jimmy Eat World - Jimmy Eat World, aka Bleed American (2001)
Mat Kearney - Nothing Left To Lose (2006)
Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II (1969)
Linkin Park - Meteora (2003)
Live - Throwing Copper (1994)
Metallica - Metallica, aka The Black Album (1991)
Matt Nathanson - Beneath These Fireworks (2003)
Pearl Jam - Ten (1991)
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here (1975)

RedFanAlways1966
02-23-2007, 01:11 PM
AC/DC - Back In Black
Dokken - Tooth and Nail
Dream Theater - Metropolis II: Scenes From a Memory
Slayer - Seasons in the Abyss
Queensryche - Operation Mindcrime
Metallica - And Justice For All
Audioslave - Out of Exile
Judas Priest - Screaming For Vengeance
Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast
Van Halen - VH1

registerthis
02-23-2007, 01:12 PM
Live - Throwing Copper (1994)
Metallica - Metallica, aka The Black Album (1991)

I came real close to adding both of these. Throwing Copper is just plain good. And I didn't really listen to hard rock/metal until I heard the Black Album.

registerthis
02-23-2007, 01:13 PM
Dream Theater - Metropolis II: Scenes From a Memory

"Home" is an amazing track...just, amazing. I'm not a huge Dream Theater fan (although I do own a couple of their albums), but this album--and "Home" in particular--are fantastic.

RichRed
02-23-2007, 01:29 PM
Hard Candy - Counting Crows
Songs in the Attic - Billy Joel
Graceland - Paul Simon
The Rising - Bruce Springsteen
Closer - Better Than Ezra
Indian Summer - Carbon Leaf
Achtung Baby - U2
Crowded House - Crowded House
Some Fantastic Place - Squeeze
Full Moon Fever - Tom Petty

Bonus pick: New Moon Shine - James Taylor

RedFanAlways1966
02-23-2007, 01:30 PM
"Home" is an amazing track...just, amazing. I'm not a huge Dream Theater fan (although I do own a couple of their albums), but this album--and "Home" in particular--are fantastic.

My fav track on the album too. I saw the concert for that album at Bogart's in Cincy and they played the entire CD from start to finish... an amazing show.

Cyclone792
02-23-2007, 01:53 PM
I came real close to adding both of these. Throwing Copper is just plain good. And I didn't really listen to hard rock/metal until I heard the Black Album.

Both those albums, along with Pearl Jam's Ten and a few other albums that didn't make my Top 10, were a prominent part of my youth growing up in the 90s. Anytime I hear anything from Throwing Copper on the radio, it immediately takes me back to high school when it seemed like a half dozen songs off that album filled the airwaves. Throwing Copper is just one great song after another.

BuckWoody
02-23-2007, 01:58 PM
Scarecrow - John Mellencamp
New York - Lou Reed
IV - Led Zeppelin
Under the Table and Dreaming - DMB
Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd
Abbey Road - Beatles
American Beauty - Grateful Dead
Legend - Bob Marley
Who's Next - The Who
Glass Houses - Billy Joel
etc. etc etc. ;)

The Baumer
02-23-2007, 01:59 PM
Top 7 completely off the top of my head.

Third Eye Blind - Self titled
Daniel Johnston - 1990
Mount Eerie - No Flashlight
John Vanderslice - Pixel Revolt
Grandaddy - Sumday
Nada Surf - Let Go
Kind of Like Spitting - Old Moon in the Arms of the New

Sweetstop
02-23-2007, 03:32 PM
Pet Sounds
Graceland
Dark Side of The Moon
The White Album
Court and Spark
Harvest Moon
Disraeli Gears
Purple Rain
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Bookends

Chip R
02-23-2007, 03:40 PM
Joshua Judges Ruth - Lyle Lovett
Car Wheels on a Gravel Road - Lucinda Williams
Hiatt Comes Alive At Budokan? - John Hiatt
The River - Bruce Springsteen
Live Alive - Stevie Ray Vaughn and Double Trouble
Boston - Boston
Joe Jackson Live 1980-1986
Allman Brothers Band Live at the Filmore East
Songs In the Attic - Billy Joel
Running On Empty - Jackson Browne
Modern Sounds In Country and Western Music - Ray Charles

IowaRed
02-23-2007, 03:48 PM
more than 10, I know

New Order-Low-Life
Prince-Purple Rain
U2-War
Pearl Jam-10
New Order-Substance
Pet Shop Boys-Please
Depeche Mode-Black Celebration
Devo-Freedom of Choice
The Cure-Standing on a Beach
Sparks-Angst In My Pants
Billy Idol-Rebel Yell
INXS-The Swing
Simon & Garfunkel-Bridge Over Troubled Water
The Cars-any (except Door to Door)

RichRed
02-23-2007, 04:20 PM
Joshua Judges Ruth - Lyle Lovett


Reminds me I should've found a way to shoehorn Lovett's Road to Ensenada into my list. Love that album.

redsfanmia
02-23-2007, 04:29 PM
Abbey Road... the Beatles
Rubber Soul... the Beatles
The Bends... Radiohead
Where did you hide the body... James McMurtrey
Who's Next... the Who
Vs. ... Pearl Jam
Counterparts.... Rush
14 Songs... Paul Westerberg
London Calling... the Clash
Harvest Moon... Neil Young

registerthis
02-23-2007, 04:35 PM
more than 10, I know

New Order-Low-Life
Prince-Purple Rain
U2-War
Pearl Jam-10
New Order-Substance
Pet Shop Boys-Please
Depeche Mode-Black Celebration
Devo-Freedom of Choice
The Cure-Standing on a Beach
Sparks-Angst In My Pants
Billy Idol-Rebel Yell
INXS-The Swing
Simon & Garfunkel-Bridge Over Troubled Water
The Cars-any (except Door to Door)

This is a killer list.

LOL, "Door to Door." The one Roc Ocasek wished he could have back.

Stewie
02-23-2007, 06:03 PM
Yet another challenge, but worth a shot:

Spiritualized -- Ladies and Gentlemen We are Floating in Space
Pixies -- Surfer Rosa
Replacements -- Pleased to Meet Me
The Roots -- Things Fall Apart
Sonic Youth -- Daydream Nation
A Tribe Called Quest -- Low End Theory
Chemical Brothers -- Surrender
Mission of Burma -- Vs
Portishead -- Dummy
Pavement -- Crooked Rain Crooked Rain

pedro
02-23-2007, 06:05 PM
This is a killer list.

LOL, "Door to Door." The one Roc Ocasek wished he could have back.

I love the Cars.

I had a friend in HS who hated them. he said they beeped too much.

Betterread
02-23-2007, 06:09 PM
Yet another challenge, but worth a shot:

Spiritualized -- Ladies and Gentlemen We are Floating in Space
Pixies -- Surfer Rosa
Replacements -- Pleased to Meet Me
The Roots -- Things Fall Apart
Sonic Youth -- Daydream Nation
A Tribe Called Quest -- Low End Theory
Chemical Brothers -- Surrender
Mission of Burma -- Vs
Portishead -- Dummy
Pavement -- Crooked Rain Crooked Rain

This is a solid list - nice M of B mention.

M2
02-23-2007, 06:09 PM
Ask me again in an hour and you'd get a different list, but at the moment, in no particular order:

Urge Overkill - Saturation
The Clash - Give 'Em Enough Rope
Judas Priest - Screaming for Vengeance
Jesus and Mary Chain - Honey's Dead
The Hives - Tyrannosaurus Hives
Pixies - Doolittle
Wolf Parade - Apologies to the Queen Mary
Fugazi - 13 Songs (yes, I know that's cheating because it was two different EPs combined to form a single CD)
Ramones - All the Stuff and More Vol. 1 (because I can't choose between Ramones and Leave Home and thanks to this compilation I don't have to)
Rocket From the Crypt - All Systems Go, Vol. 2 (a bunch of previously unreleased stuff they threw together for a limited release, it's all over the place and I love it)

M2
02-23-2007, 06:13 PM
Sparks-Angst In My Pants

Ahh, bitten by the monster of love. The '80s weren't complete without it.

Ever listen to the Plagiarism CD Sparks put out in '98, where they did covers of a bunch of their own tunes including Angst? They get symphonic in it. Pure genius.

pedro
02-23-2007, 06:14 PM
Ask me again in an hour and you'd get a differnent list, but at the moment, in no particular order:

Urge Overkill - Saturation
The Clash - Give 'Em Enough Rope
Judas Priest - Screaming for Vengeance
Jesus and Mary Chain - Honey's Dead
The Hives - Tyrannosaurus Hives
Pixies - Doolittle
Wolf Parade - Apologies to the Queen Mary
Fugazi - 13 Songs (yes, I know that's cheating because it was two different EPs combined to form a single CD)
Ramones - All the Stuff and More Vol. 1 (because I can't choose between Ramones and Leave Home and thanks to this compilation I don't have to)
Rocket From the Crypt - All Systems Go, Vol. 2 (a bunch of previously unreleased stuff they threw together for a limited release, it's all over the place and I love it)

Good list. I've always been a big UO fan. I've seen them a couple times. There's a band that knew what it meant to be "rock stars".

I miss em.

pedro
02-23-2007, 06:17 PM
Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen
Icky Mettle - Archers of loaf
Quadrophenia - The Who
The White Album - The Beatles
Exile on Main Street - The Rolling Stones
You're Living all over me - Dinosaur Jr.
Slanted & Enchanted - Pavement
Keep it like a Secret - Built to Spill
Gentlemen - Afghan Whigs
Katie Lied - Steely Dan
Doolittle - Pixies
The Queen is Dead - The Smiths
Rust Never Sleeps - Neil Young

(that's 13, sue me)

edit: somewhere in there should be "The Soft Bulletin" by the Flaming Lips and at least one Replacements album.....

Now that I think about it, if we're going to include compilations I think I prefer "Louder than Bombs" to "The Queen is dead"

M2
02-23-2007, 06:18 PM
Good list. I've always been a big UO fan. I've seen them a couple times. There's a band that knew what it meant to be "rock stars".

I miss em.

No one does matching turtlenecks anymore. What's with that?

pedro
02-23-2007, 06:19 PM
No one does matching turtlenecks anymore. What's with that?

Not to mention the fact that "Blackie Onasis" may well be the greatest rock n roll name ever.

deltachi8
02-23-2007, 06:31 PM
Live Alive - Stevie Ray Vaughn and Double Trouble


How could I have forgotten that one? Excellent choice!

Caveat Emperor
02-23-2007, 06:48 PM
Just off the top of my head --

"Before These Crowded Streets" - Dave Matthews Band (Not a single track on the disc that I skip -- "Crush", "Don't Drink the Water", and "Stay" are all among my favorite songs ever recorded)
"The Magical Mystery Tour" - The Beatles ("Penny Lane", "I am the Walrus" and "All You Need is Love" on the same disc)
"Echo, Echo" - Carbon Leaf (Their later album "Indian Summer" had a more polished sound, but this was where they really fused celtic and folk rock together)
"Who's Next" - The Who ("Baba O'Reily" and "Behind Blue Eyes" would put this in the top ten even if the rest of the disc was static)
"In Between Now & Then" - O.A.R. (Their most complete disc, starts off strong and has some great jam tracks)
"Drunken Lullabies" - Flogging Molly ("Another Bag of Bricks" is their best track so far, and the rest of the disc has amazing energy)
"Liquid Swords" - The GZA (No rap or hip-hop CD I've ever listened to even comes close to the quality of this. The wordplay and rhyming is fantastic and the beats are amazing)
"Kind of Blue" - Miles Davis (Pure genius.)
"Achtung Baby" - U2 (Everything since this disc has been way too poppy and overproduced for U2. They still had a lot of their charm with this album)
"Stankonia" - Outkast ("Bombs Over Baghdad" -- who'd have thought it'd still be relevant in 2007)

HONORABLE MENTION:
"Continuum" - John Mayer (absolutely one of the best albums I've ever heard, but so new that I can't justify it in the top-10)
"The Lillywhite Sessions" - Dave Matthews Band (unreleased album that would've featured all the best tracks off "Busted Stuff" plus the incredible JTR)
"Definately Maybe" - Oasis ("Live Forever" and "Supersonic" are amazing, but I'm not sure that "Don't Believe the Truth" or "The Masterplan" aren't better albums)
"Doggystyle" - Snoop Dogg (still one of the best "banger" rap albums ever produced)
"Stop Making Sense" - Talking Heads (sounds current, even 2 decades later)

Falls City Beer
02-23-2007, 06:48 PM
Silver Jews--The Natural Bridge
Husker Du--Zen Arcade
Joy Division--Unknown Pleasures
Elvis Costello & the Attractions--This Year's Model
Frank Zappa--Hot Rats
David Bowie--Station to Station
Black Flag--Damaged
Blue Oyster Cult--Blue Oyster Cult
PIL--Second Edition
The Who--Sell Out

Try as I might, I can't wear out these albums.

Red in Chicago
02-23-2007, 06:52 PM
in the day of greatest hits albums and itunes, it's really hard to think of complete albums, but here goes:

back in black - ac/dc
hi infidelity - reo speedwagon
heaven and hell - black sabbath
purple rain - prince
blizzard of ozz - ozzy osbourne
infinity - journey
sogno - andrea bocelli
slippery when wet - bon jovi
1984 - van halen

Reds Fanatic
02-23-2007, 07:14 PM
I could list a lot of albums but these are some of my favorites:

Rolling Stones - Beggar's Banquet
Rolling Stones - Let It Bleed
Guns N Roses - Appetite for Destruction
Pink Floyd - The Wall
Radiohead - The Bends
Radiohead - OK Computer
U2 - The Joshua Tree
Nirvana - Nevermind
Metallica - Master of Puppets
Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti

Honorable Mention
Pearl Jam - Yield, No Code
Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
R.E.M. - Murmur, Automatic for the People
AC/DC - Back in Black
Green Day - American Idiot

vaticanplum
02-23-2007, 07:30 PM
my youth growing up in the 90s.

Crap, Cyclone, I was something of a child of the 90s myself and this still makes me feel old.

vaticanplum
02-23-2007, 07:50 PM
I thought ten albums would be easier than ten songs, but I CAN'T DO IT. I actually did 50 albums once and that was hard enough.

Betterread
02-23-2007, 08:05 PM
Silver Jews--The Natural Bridge
Husker Du--Zen Arcade
Joy Division--Unknown Pleasures
Elvis Costello & the Attractions--This Year's Model
Frank Zappa--Hot Rats
David Bowie--Station to Station
Black Flag--Damaged
Blue Oyster Cult--Blue Oyster Cult
PIL--Second Edition
The Who--Sell Out

Try as I might, I can't wear out these albums.

Good list. Second edition has about the best beginning of a program ever - Wobble's distorted bass and JL wailing about "getting rid of the albatross...". Intense.

GAC
02-23-2007, 08:29 PM
Yep, there's some I left off and could have included. :rolleyes:

Which is why it's impossible to list your top ten. But I'll give it a try, and not in any particular order :mooner:

Revolver - Beatles
Rubber Soul - Beatles
Who's Next - Who
Led Zeppelin I
Dark Side Of The Moon - Pink Floyd
Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs - Derek and the Dominos
Machine Head - Deep Purple
Rocks - Aerosmith
Let There Be Rock - AC/DC
The Wall - Pink Floyd

mth123
02-23-2007, 09:34 PM
Always afraid that threads like these show how "un-hip" I am, but here goes.

The Beatles - Rubber Soul
The Beatles - Abbey Road
The Beatles - Sgt Peppers

Ok, that's out of the way now the rest of the list.

Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band - Live Bullet
The Rolling Stones - Let It Bleed
Frank Sinatra - Songs for Swinging Lovers
The Eagles - Hotel California
Billy Joel - The Stranger
The Cars - The Cars
Queen - Live Killers

edabbs44
02-23-2007, 11:01 PM
PJ - Ten
PJ - Vs.
Oasis - (What's the Story) Morning Glory
Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
Guns N' Roses - Appetite for Destruction
NWA - Straight Outta Compton
Alice in Chains - Unplugged
Beastie Boys - Licensed to Ill
Nirvana - Nevermind
Green Day - Dookie

blumj
02-23-2007, 11:38 PM
Elton John-Tumbleweed Connection
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Beatles-White Album
Police-Synchronicity
Sting-Nothing Like the Sun
Seal-Seal, the first one
Chicago-Chicago Transit Authority
Rickie Lee Jones-Pirates
Steely Dan-Aja
Luther Vandross-Never Too Much

KronoRed
02-23-2007, 11:49 PM
Ahh an easier topic

Jennifer Knapp - The Way I Am
Sarah Kelly - Where The Past Meets Today
Plumb - Chaotic Resolve
Nichole Nordeman - Wide Eyed
Elastica - Elastica
Simon and Garfunkel - Bookends
The Beatles - Rubber Soul
The Pixies - Surfer Rosa
L7 - Bricks Are Heavy
Mercy Me - Spoken For

Red Heeler
02-24-2007, 12:55 AM
In no particular order:

Jeff Buckley - Grace
- A bit of mix'n'match styles, but an amazing talent. "Last Goodbye" is worth the price of the CD alone. "Lover You Should Have Come Over" and "Halleluja" are excellent as well. The Legacy Edition also includes one of my favorites, "Forget Her." It is a shame that we never got to hear more from him.

Guns N Roses - Appetite for Destruction
- Actually, I could come up with 10 songs from Use Your Illusion I & II that I like better than the 10 from "Appetite," but Axel insisted on putting a bunch of junk in there that made UYI into two CD's.

Metallica - S&M
- I really enjoy the depth provided by the symphony. Plus, the band has gotten a lot better at playing their instruments since some of these songs were first released. Song selection could have been better..."Unforgiven" and "Fade to Black" being left out was criminal.

Hootie & the Blowfish - Cracked Rearview
- These guys are a punchline now, and I'm not really sure why. Sure, it's not "serious" rock like the grunge crowd, but it's certainly got more substance and style than Matchbox 20.

Greenday - American Idiot
- It isn't that I love this particular CD so much, but that I like the bands' work, and this is, in my opinion, their strongest album.

Ian Tyson - Old Corrals and Sagebrush
- I cheated a bit, here. "Old Corrals" and "Sagebrush" were originally released as separate EPs, but were combined later into one CD. I really like Tyson's voice and the Western style of his music.

Pearl Jam - Ten
- It can be debated endlessly whether "Ten" or Nirvanna's "Nevermind" vaulted the grunge scene into national prominence. Personally, I always preferred Pearl Jam's style, though I do like some of Nirvanna's songs.

George Strait - Strait From the Heart
- This version of "Amarillo By Morning" is, in my opinion, the greatest song ever recorded. "Fool Hearted Memory" and "A Fire I Can't Put Out" are also excellent.

Bruce Robison - Wrapped
- If you like your country music unfiltered by the Nashville big-wigs, you really have to give this one a try. "Angry All The Time" is one of my top 5 favorite songs of all time. Faith Hill's husband mangled it later. Hear it on this album as it was meant to be.

Chris Ledoux - Life as a Rodeo Man
- Later on, Chris changed his sound to more "radio friendly." This album is pure old rodeo country. His version of "Amarillo By Morning" predates Strait's by two years. Different sound, but still very good.

pedro
02-24-2007, 04:39 AM
Damn the Torpedos ~ Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers


Need to give the props out on this album. Probably the first "contemporary" artist (relative as that is.. being a freedom rocker and all) that I ever really got into at that time. Came out when I was in 6th grade.

First time I saw them was in 1986 when they were Dylan's band opening for the Dead. Saw em at the rubber bowl in akron.

And WOY and I saw Tom last summer out here and it was a really good show.

oneupper
02-24-2007, 08:07 AM
These are all great lists. I'm going to look up some of the stuff I don't know (which is quite a bit), to add to my collection.

Here's my List:

Abraxas - Santana(one of the best albums of all time, IMO...and check out the cover art)
Frampton Come Alive - Peter Frampton (commercial...yes, but good)
Breakfast in America - Supertramp
A Night at the Opera - Queen (yeah.. Bohemian Rhapsody and all)
Zenyatta Modatta - Police
Donde Estan los Ladrones - Shakira (this is BEFORE she went all MTV)
American Idiot - Green Day (Well deserved Grammy..surpringly)
Enema of the State - Blink 182
Peter Gabriel III - Peter Gabriel
Who's Next - The Who
bonus
Saga - World's Apart (a Canadian group that didn't make it in the US)

RichRed
02-24-2007, 09:36 AM
Not to mention the fact that "Blackie Onasis" may well be the greatest rock n roll name ever.

Loved UO's cover of Neil Diamond's "Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon" from Pulp Fiction. And if my favorite song list had gone to 20, "Sister Havana" would've made it.

nycredsfan
02-24-2007, 10:34 AM
Dirty South- Drive By Truckers
Guitar Town- Steve Earle
On the Beach- Neil Young
Tim- Replacements
Exile on Main St.- The Rolling Stones
Hollywood Town Hall- The Jayhawks
Post to Wire- Richmond Fontaine
Nebraska- Bruce Springsteen
Trace- Son Volt
Ghosts of the Great Highway- Sun Kil Moon
Summerteeth- Wilco
Blood on the Tracks- Bob Dylan
Dents and Shells- Richard Buckner

Red Leader
02-24-2007, 03:01 PM
First time visiting this thread since I posted my original post.

BAH! I forgot a lot.

Mostly:

U2 - The Joshua Tree (this might be my favorite album ever, I can't believe I forgot to list it).
Sinead O'Connor - i Do Not Want What I Haven't Got
Neil Young - Harvest Moon
Pearl Jam - Ten
Stevie Wonder - Natural Wonder
Bob Marley - Legend
Simon and Garfunkel - Bookends
Metallica - Master of Puppets

westofyou
02-24-2007, 04:07 PM
Dirty South- Drive By Truckers
Guitar Town- Steve Earle
On the Beach- Neil Young
Tim- Replacements
Exile on Main St.- The Rolling Stones
Hollywood Town Hall- The Jayhawks
Post to Wire- Richmond Fontaine
Nebraska- Bruce Springsteen
Trace- Son Volt
Ghosts of the Great Highway- Sun Kil Moon
Summerteeth- Wilco
Blood on the Tracks- Bob Dylan
Dents and Shells- Richard Buckner

Great List.

Yachtzee
02-24-2007, 05:26 PM
Loved UO's cover of Neil Diamond's "Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon" from Pulp Fiction. And if my favorite song list had gone to 20, "Sister Havana" would've made it.

The mention of Urge Overkill brought "Sister Havana" to my mind as a favorite too.

i_heart_jason
02-24-2007, 06:42 PM
mine's all over the place


Van Morrison - Moondance
Ray LaMontagne - Trouble
Miles Davis Kind of Blue
Brushfire Fairytales - Jack Johnson
August and Everything After - Counting Crows
San Francisco Days - Chris Isaak
Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd
Chronicle - CCR
Ten - Pearl Jam
Back in Black - AC/DC

BoydsOfSummer
02-26-2007, 02:05 PM
No particular order.


Maiden--Number of the Beast
Stevie Ray--Texas Flood
Pearl Jam--Ten
ZZ Top--Deguello
ZZ Top--Tres Hombres
Steve Earle--Aint Ever Satisfied
Jonny Lang--Lie To Me
Charlie Robison--Life Of The Party
David Ball--Thinkin' Problem
Iron Maiden--Piece Of Mind

dsmith421
02-26-2007, 02:39 PM
Dents and Shells- Richard Buckner

My friend saw Buckner at the Southgate last week and he apparently fired his band in the middle of the show. Weird.

westofyou
02-26-2007, 03:01 PM
My friend saw Buckner at the Southgate last week and he apparently fired his band in the middle of the show. Weird.

In the video "Come on Eileen" the singer from Dexy's Midnight Runners fired the drummer during one of the breaks, they had another drummer in some of the B Rolls they shot the next day, so they sport two different drummers during the video.

Roy Tucker
02-26-2007, 03:06 PM
My friend saw Buckner at the Southgate last week and he apparently fired his band in the middle of the show. Weird.

My son was at that show and told me the same thing.

M2
02-26-2007, 04:46 PM
Metalist

Top 10 favorites that others have mentioned in this thread

Elastica - Elastica (Justine Frischman affects me in indecent ways)
Beatie Boys - License to Ill (great litmus test album in the '80s, people who liked were capable of having fun, people who didn't weren't)
The Cars - The Cars (almost a perfect album)
Black Flag - Damaged (THE definitive American hardcore record, used to be in a band that covered "Rise Above")
Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True (hard to choose between this and "This Year's Model", the guitar riff at in "Miracle Man" puts this one over the top for me)
Flogging Molly - Drunken Lullabies (makes me feel guilty that I don't drink more)
Neil Young and Crazy Horse - Rust Never Sleeps (or, how I learned to love distortion)
Talking Heads - Little Creatures (the first side of the album was good, the second side was glorious, if only they had released it a month earlier so I could have listened to "Road to Nowhere" during my high school graduation)
Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard of Ozz (forget about all those Black Sabbath dirges, Ozzy came out rocking in his first solo album, there's still radio stations in central Maine where you can hear "Steal Away" played on the radio)
Archers of Loaf - Icky Mettle (little known fact, this album was played as background music for Entertainment Tonight at various points during the mid-90s, now that is subversive)

Would have had to go with Chemical Brothers if someone had picked "Dig Your Own Hole" and Husker Du if someone had picked "New Day Rising".

Johnny Footstool
02-26-2007, 05:39 PM
Beatie Boys - License to Ill (great litmus test album in the '80s, people who liked were capable of having fun, people who didn't weren't)

"The New Style" is one of the best rap songs ever. Twenty years ahead of its time.

vaticanplum
02-26-2007, 10:57 PM
I was getting too much work done so I decided to try this again. I tried REALLY REALLY HARD TO GET IT TO TEN OK GUYS but I had to cut out jazz and blues to do it.

Ok Computer - Radiohead
Is This It - The Strokes
In It For the Money - Supergrass
Below the Branches - Kelley Stoltz
Rubber Soul - The Beatles
London Calling - The Clash
Nebraska - Bruce Springsteen
Pet Sounds - The Beach Boys
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot - Wilco
Live at Folsom Prison - Johnny Cash

I'd be happy to post that top 50 list though. There's a place where you can do it with pretty pictures -- frazy.com

Ravenlord
02-27-2007, 01:01 PM
i don't think this is possible to do...

Savatage - Streets: A Rock Opera
Alice Cooper - Love it to Death
Alice Cooper - Killer
Alice Cooper - School's Out
Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies
Alice Cooper - Muscle of Love
Alice Cooper - Welcome to my Nightmare
Alice Cooper - The Last Temptation
Alice Cooper - Brutal Planet
Alice Cooper - The Eyes of Alice Cooper
Anthrax - Among the Living
Black Sabbath - Dehumanizer
The Beatles - Anthology
Johnny Cash - American I
Johnny Cash - American II
Johnny Cash - American III
Johnny Cash - American IV
Johnny Cash - American V
Johnny Cash - The Legendary Johnny Cash
Dream Theater - Images and Words
Dream Theater - Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
Steve Earle - Copperhead Road
Eucharist - Mirror Worlds
Merle Haggard - Haggard As I Am
Iced Earth - Burnt Offerings
Iced Earth - Something Wicked This Way Comes
Iced Earth - The Dark Saga
Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast
Iron Maiden - Edward the Great
Megadeth - Peace Sells...But Who's Buying?!
Megadeth - Cryptic Writings
Megadeth - Rust in Peace
Metallica - Master of Puppets
Motorhead - No Sleep Til Hammersmith
Willie Nelson - Red Headed Stranger
Willie Nelson - Anthology
Pink Floyd - The Wall
Public Enemy - It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
Savatage - Gutter Ballet
Savatage - Edge of Thorns
Savatage - Handful of Rain
Savatage - Dead Winter Dead
Savatage - The Wake of Magellan
Savatage - Poets and Madmen
Slayer - Reign in Blood
System of a Down - Toxicity


...and i'm right...i have what, 40 listed? and i still feel weird about leaving some stuff off.

Edskin
02-27-2007, 03:39 PM
Good lists, but all of you are wrong, unfortunately.

So, here is the CORRECT answer to the all-time Top 10 albums:

Note** I am not including "best of's" or live performances, in which case this list would be very different-- just studio albums.

10. Pearl Jam- Ten
9. Smashing Pumpkins- Bullet w/ Butterfly Wings
8. For Squirrels- Example
7. Dave Matthews Band- Crash
6. Phish- Hoist
5. Dave Matthews Band- Busted Stuff
4. Blues Traveler- Traveler and Thieves
3. Weezer- The Blue Album
2. Dave Matthews Band- Under the Table and Dreaming
1. Dave Matthews Band- Before These Crowded Streets

pedro
02-27-2007, 04:08 PM
Good lists, but all of you are wrong, unfortunately.

So, here is the CORRECT answer to the all-time Top 10 albums:

Note** I am not including "best of's" or live performances, in which case this list would be very different-- just studio albums.

10. Pearl Jam- Ten
9. Smashing Pumpkins- Bullet w/ Butterfly Wings
8. For Squirrels- Example
7. Dave Matthews Band- Crash
6. Phish- Hoist
5. Dave Matthews Band- Busted Stuff
4. Blues Traveler- Traveler and Thieves
3. Weezer- The Blue Album
2. Dave Matthews Band- Under the Table and Dreaming
1. Dave Matthews Band- Before These Crowded Streets

I really like the song Mighty KC by For Squirrels.

Puffy
02-27-2007, 04:12 PM
1. Appettite for Destruction - Guns N Roses
2. Metallica - Metallica (The Black Album)
2(a). Bob Marley and the Wailers - Legend
3. Pearl Jam - Ten
4. Candlebox - Candlebox
5. Beastie Boys - Licensed to Ill
6. Run DMC - Raising Hell
7. Metallica - Master of Puppets
8. Guns N Roses - Use Your Illision II
9. Soundgarden - Superunknown
10. Pearl Jam - Vs.

Red Leader
02-27-2007, 04:16 PM
1. Appettite for Destruction - Guns N Roses
2. Metallica - Metallica (The Black Album)
3. Pearl Jam - Ten
4. Candlebox - Candlebox
5. Beastie Boys - Licensed to Ill
6. Run DMC - Raising Hell
7. Metallica - Master of Puppets
8. Guns N Roses - Use Your Illision II
9. Soundgarden - Superunknown
10. Pearl Jam - Vs.

Dude, you already submitted your list on the first page.

you're getting old.

Puffy
02-27-2007, 04:18 PM
Dude, you already submitted your list on the first page.

you're getting old.

You sure about that, Sherlock Holmes??

Red Leader
02-27-2007, 04:20 PM
You sure about that, Sherlock Holmes??

Absolutely. not.

(and you can call me John)

:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Edskin
02-27-2007, 04:24 PM
I really like the song Mighty KC by For Squirrels.


Great band. Two members (singer and bass player) were killed in a car crash shortly after this album got somewhat popular. Had the makings of a pretty good band-- they managed to produce one great album. "Mighty KC" is about Curt Kobain....FYI.

pedro
02-27-2007, 04:28 PM
Great band. Two members (singer and bass player) were killed in a car crash shortly after this album got somewhat popular. Had the makings of a pretty good band-- they managed to produce one great album. "Mighty KC" is about Curt Kobain....FYI.

Yeah, I remember that. Very sad.

I actually have the CD. I like it quite a lot. Very REM like.

Razor Shines
02-27-2007, 04:43 PM
Under the Table and Dreaming - Dave Matthews Band
Metallica (Black) - Metallica
What's the Story (Morning Glory) - Oasis
Appetite for Destruction - G n' R
Zuma - Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Out of the Vein - Third Eye Blind (I'm embarrassed to admit that one)
Australia - Howie Day
Brad Paisley - Mud on the Tires
The Wall - Pink Floyd
Dashboard Confessional - The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most

Razor Shines
02-27-2007, 05:01 PM
What about the top ten live (not the band) albums:

Live Era '87-'93 - G 'n R
Live @ The Red Rocks - Dave Matthews Band
Live On Two Legs - Pearl Jam
Folsome Prison - Johnny Cash
Unplugged - Nirvana
Unplugged - Dashboard Confessional
Live @ Billy Bob's Texas - Pat Green
Any Given Thursday - John Mayer
Live @ Luther College - Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds
Across a Wire: Live in NY - Counting Crows

Heath
02-27-2007, 05:06 PM
Absolutely. not.

(and you can call me John)

:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Dude, quit playing with magnifying glasses. You'll get hurt.

Red Leader
02-27-2007, 05:08 PM
Dude, quit playing with magnifying glasses. You'll get hurt.

Now you tell me.

I burnt my pee pee. :eek:

westofyou
02-27-2007, 05:12 PM
Live?

Cheap Trick At Budokan - Cheap Trick
Springsteen - 75-85
Phish - Hampton Comes Alive
Sinatra and Basie at the Sands
At Fillmore East - The Allman Brothers Band
Concert in Central Park - Simon & Garfunkel
The Last Waltz - The Band
Live Rust - Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Stop Making Sense - Talking Heads
Waiting For Columbus - Little Feat

pedro
02-27-2007, 05:20 PM
Phish - New years Eve 1995
Wilco - kicking television
Grateful Dead - Dead Set
Concert in Central Park - Simon & Garfunkel
Live Rust - Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Stop Making Sense - Talking Heads
Waiting For Columbus - Little Feat
Springsteen - 75-85

Roy Tucker
02-27-2007, 05:32 PM
75-85 - Bruce Springsteen
The Last Waltz - The Band
Live Rust - Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Live at the Aragon Ballroom - The Clash
Waiting For Columbus - Little Feat
Live At Leeds - The Who
Live At Fillmore East - The Allman Brothers Band
Made In Japan - Deep Purple
Band Of Gypsys - Jimi Hendrix
How The West Was Won - Led Zeppelin
Live At Folsom Prison - Johnny Cash

pedro
02-27-2007, 06:02 PM
Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen
Icky Mettle - Archers of loaf
Quadrophenia - The Who
The White Album - The Beatles
Exile on Main Street - The Rolling Stones
You're Living all over me - Dinosaur Jr.
Slanted & Enchanted - Pavement
Keep it like a Secret - Built to Spill
Gentlemen - Afghan Whigs
Katie Lied - Steely Dan
Doolittle - Pixies
The Queen is Dead - The Smiths
Rust Never Sleeps - Neil Young

(that's 13, sue me)


edit: somewhere in there should be "The Soft Bulletin" by the Flaming Lips and at least one Replacements album.....

I'm appalled at myself for leaving out anything by Yo La Tengo who is one of my favorite bands of all time. For the sake of argument I'll go with Electro Pura.

westofyou
02-27-2007, 06:05 PM
For the sake of argument I'll go with Electro Pura.

May I Sing with Me is my fave

pedro
02-27-2007, 06:20 PM
May I Sing with Me is my fave

I think I'd go with "President Yo L Tengo" second.

Dracodave
02-27-2007, 06:41 PM
I'm not going to list "Classic rock" ablums, I'll tell you that much now. I'm not a huge fan cause I hear the crap daily. Infact, at my job everyone's radio is BLASTING either classic rock or the oldies. It annoys me to no end cause these same people will turn MY radio station to thier own when they work by me just cause they feel like it.

One thing I can't stand is a lack of respect for another persons music or beliefs.

All that remains - The fall of ideas.
Coheed and Cambria - The second stage turbine blade
Gnarls Barkley - St. Elsewhere
Pennywise - Land of the free?
Cursive - Happy Hollow
Cursive - Domestica
Guster - Ganging up on the sun
Interpol - Antics
Interpol - Turn on the bright lights
Rise Against - The sufferer and the witness.

KronoRed
02-27-2007, 07:48 PM
Metalist

Top 10 favorites that others have mentioned in this thread

Elastica - Elastica (Justine Frischman affects me in indecent ways)


Finally someone else who has heard the greatness of that album :beerme:

nycredsfan
02-27-2007, 08:34 PM
Here is an excellent album by a rabid Reds fan:

http://www.emusic.com/album/10969/10969872.html

Try Center of the World for a taste. Click on the icon under listen not under download.

RichRed
02-28-2007, 09:36 AM
Guster - Ganging up on the sun


Guster makes some of the most infectious pop tunes ever. I really like 'em.

Reds Nd2
02-28-2007, 01:20 PM
Need to give the props out on this album. Probably the first "contemporary" artist (relative as that is.. being a freedom rocker and all) that I ever really got into at that time. Came out when I was in 6th grade.

First time I saw them was in 1986 when they were Dylan's band opening for the Dead. Saw em at the rubber bowl in akron.

And WOY and I saw Tom last summer out here and it was a really good show.
Remember when he threatened to name Hard Promises, $8.98 in protest of MCA wanting to raise the albums price?

I saw Petty in Charlotte on the Wildflowers tour (woy wasn't with me). I don't recall how long the show went on but towards the end, the house lights came up indicating the show was over. He just kept on playing. I kept thinking they were going to cut the sound system, but they didn't. I've only seen him once, so maybe it's something he does at all his shows, but I thought it was pretty cool.

BTW, anyone know where I can find a recording of Girl On LSD?

Dracodave
02-28-2007, 04:35 PM
Guster makes some of the most infectious pop tunes ever. I really like 'em.

Cursive is the same way.

Happy Hollow strings together, with every song stopping on the note the next song starts on. It tells the story rather well.

Even the opening and closing "hymns for the heathens" sum up what the cd was about.

Schemeers.
Peachers.
Predators.
The "You"/Person.

Redhook
03-03-2007, 11:48 PM
One of my favorite bands that many of you probably haven't heard of is Chevelle. I love them! It seems like quite a few on here like Metallica, which is my favorite band. Chevelle is kind of hard like them, but not over the top. All their songs are very good, IMO. Their 4th album is due out in early April. Give them a try.

Cedric
03-04-2007, 10:25 AM
Pearl Jam- Vitalogy -Just everything perfect for me. Youth.
Rolling Stones- Let it Bleed
Ryan Adams- Love is hell
Pinback- Blue Screen Life
ODB- Return to the 36 chambers
Josh Rouse- 1972
George Harrison- All things must pass
Elliot Smith- XO
Beck- Sea Change
RHCP- BSSM

BillDoran
03-04-2007, 05:59 PM
Pavement - Wowee Zowee
Neutral Milk Hotel - On Avery Island
The Gerbils - Are You Sleepy? (if you're an Elephant 6 fan, this is the most overlooked album in the entire E6 canon)
My Morning Jacket - Okonokos (for those of you discussing live albums, this is the best I've ever heard. Saw them at the Crystal Ballroom a month ago, and possibly the best live show I've ever witnessed)
Bob Dylan - Bringing It All Back Home
Guided By Voices - Alien Lanes (the pinnacle of GBV)
Lou Reed - Transformer
The Velvet Underground - White Light, White Heat
Mercury Rev - The Secret Migration
Califone - Roomsound

..and some current favorites Clinic - Internal Wrangler or Visitations and The Black Angels - Passover

westofyou
03-04-2007, 06:29 PM
(for those of you discussing live albums, this is the best I've ever heard. Saw them at the Crystal Ballroom a month ago, and possibly the best live show I've ever witnessed)

That place would be so nice without the freaky drinking area. As it is it's a hit or miss based on the ticket sales and night of the week.

BillDoran
03-04-2007, 08:37 PM
WOY, when's the last time you've been to the Crystal Ballroom? I've only been here since July, but all the shows I've been to, save one small show, the entire floor has been divided by two rows of baricades with bouncers in between. This is the demarcation between the drinking and non-drinking audience. It makes for an odd atmosphere to say the least.

The only thing I can think of when you refer to the "freaky drinking area" would be Lola's Room, which is a smaller venue in the bowels of building.

All in all, it's a great place to see the big acts come through town, but I personally prefer the Towne Lounge for live music.

westofyou
03-04-2007, 08:53 PM
WOY, when's the last time you've been to the Crystal Ballroom? I've only been here since July, but all the shows I've been to, save one small show, the entire floor has been divided by two rows of baricades with bouncers in between. This is the demarcation between the drinking and non-drinking audience. It makes for an odd atmosphere to say the least.

The only thing I can think of when you refer to the "freaky drinking area" would be Lola's Room, which is a smaller venue in the bowels of building.

All in all, it's a great place to see the big acts come through town, but I personally prefer the Towne Lounge for live music.

Last time I went was there was The Hold Steady at Lola's which I agree is a weird venue.... but I've been to the Crystal a lot over the past 5 years, if it's not oversold it can be ok, but the drinking barrier is what the problem is, I think I went to one show thee with an above 21 crowd and no barrier, it's really a Jeckel and Hyde space, it has the atmosphere and the promise, plus the sound quality but it's managed like a Junior High School dance.. just sub standard... but I'm spoiled I spent the majority of my life at Bill Graham events and they put on the best shows with the most logical amenities and smartest staff.