Re: Your All-Time Top 10 Favorite Albums
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.
Last edited by Red Heeler; 02-24-2007 at 02:06 AM.