when the wedding present release their tenth studio album, .. i'll find this thread out again . . .
Ten best albums of all time
Can someone compile a list of the ones that pop up the most
Crappy Dark Side of the Boring Moon by the look of it
OWG - Yep, bloody marvelous. I found love, Inspiration etc, etc. (note to self, pop Shelter and their first album in the car for tomorrow)
Off the top of my head?
They will change with consideration I'm sure.
Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
Slayer - Seasons in the Abyss
Massive Attack - Blue Lines
Blink 182 - Blink 182
Fugazi - Repeater
PJ Harvey - Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea
311 - Grassroots (arguable if it's one of the best, but it means a lot to me!)
The Police - Reggatta de Blanc
The Prodigy - Jilted Generation
Rage Against the Machine - Evil Empire
In no particular order:
Joni Mitchell - Hissing of Summer Lawns
Bob Dylan - Desire
Leonard Cohen - Songs of Leonard Cohen
Massive attack - Blue Lines
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - No more Shall we part
Dave Swarbrick - Smiddyburn
Richard & linda Thompson - Shoot out the lights
Richard Thompson - You, Me, Us?
Jack Bruce - Songs for a Tailor
Incredible String Band - U
Some real old man stuff there. Although, I am an old man.
Union Jack - There will be no Armageddon
Mylo - Destroy Rock & Roll
Gorillaz - Gorillaz
Sleeper - Smart
Scissor Sisters - Ta Dah!
Oakenfold - Tranceport
KLF - 3AM Eternal
Beatles - Sgt Pepper's
I'm more of a singles/tracks person really.
Can someone compile a list of the ones that pop up the most, I'd do it myself, but I've got to take the kids swimming!!!
I think, at the time of writing, the toppermost of the poppermost are:
On five votes:
The Stone Roses
On four votes:
On Three votes:
Dark Side of the Moon
Led Zep IV
Blood Sugar Sex Magick
Kind of Blue
And on two votes:
The Joshua Tree
Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld
Wish You Were Here
Ritual De Lo Habitual
Never Mind The Bollocks
Rage Against the Machine
EDIT: Updated for the last couple of posts while typing the first lot..
EDIT EDIT: I can't count. Blue Lines making a late surge for "victory"
No hits! I must be super niche then Do I win or something?
Its like none of you have ventured away from Radio 1/2 for you musical inspiration
I'd be very surprised to hear anything from this thread on Radio 1, and relatively little on Radio 2.
6Music, on the other hand...
I'm gonna have to give this a lot of thought, there are so many albums over so many years, trying to compile a list of my top ten is tricky.
Back in a bit...
After careful consideration (which involves the no particular order clause ...)
pros and cons of hitch-hiking - Roger Waters
Blue lines - Massive Attack
The Rose - Billi Haliday
Live at Leeeeeeds - The Who
****ANY**** - Loise Armstrong
Wish you were here - Pink Floyd
Echoes - Pink Floyd
The specials - Specials AKA
You`ve come a long way baby - Fatboy Slim
Transformer - lou reed
Eclectic as you like but i could listen to any of these at any time ..
Not the greatest but the 10 i listen to most:
Massive Attack - Bluelines
Oasis - definitely Maybe
Dr Dre - Chronic 2001
Fatboy Slim - Live at Brighton beach
Air - Moon Safari
Primal Scream - Screamadelia
Pulp - Different Class
Prodigy - Fat of the Land
Metallica - Black Album
That's 9, I'll have to come back to you on the last one.
Number 10, Paul Weller - Stanley Road
The Clash - 1st album
Rolling Stones - Exile on Main Street
Beatles - Revolver
Dexys Midnight Runners - Searching For the Young Soul Rebels
The Jam - All Mod Cons
Marvin Gaye - What's Going on
Paul Weller - Wild Wood
Echo and the Bunnymen - Crocodiles
Nick Cave - Push the Sky Away
Dr Feelgood - Down By the Jetty
Always subject to change, apart from the 1st Clash album which is always on every "best of" list.
Carole King - Tapestry
Gil Scott-Heron - The Revolution will not be televised
John Coltrane - A Love Supreme
Stereolab - Sound-Dust
LCD Soundsystem - This is happening
Cat Power - You Are Free
Primal Scream - Screamadelica
Public Enemy - It takes a nation of millions to hold us back
Massive Attack - Mezzanine (I think it's way better than Blue Lines)
Lou Reed - Transformer
Blue Lines takes the lead, with The Stone Roses close behind, Wish You Were Here closing fast...
Looking at the "who's most popular" list, as well as being completely pointless, also throws up who splits the vote with more than one great album - multiple votes for different albums by The Clash, Massive Attack, Pink Floyd, The Doors, U2...
Not such a problem for the Stone Roses, for some reason...
Ok - 10 isn`t nearly enough so im having another 10 which really cant be ommited ....
Screamadelica - Primal Scream
- Fleetwood mac
Hunky-dory - Bowie
stone roses - stone roses
Machinehead - Deep purple
Leftism - Leftfield
James - Laid
Sabbath bloody sabbath - says it all really..
Northern star - Groove armada
On how life is - Macy Gray
Anywere - anytime ...
Blue lines massive attack
No more shall we part nick cave and the bad seeds
A handful of earth dick gaughan
London calling the clash
Highland Connection Runrig
Rastaman vibration bob marley and the wailers
Astral weeks van morrison
Unknown Pleasures joy division. ....whew sweating now
Knew this would happen no sooner pressed send than Aretha Franklin I never loved a man the way that I love you came to mind
Not such a problem for the Stone Roses, for some reason...
I dunno, I ummed and ahhed about second coming, which is an excellent album by itself but a close 2nd to the self titled release.
It'll change by the time I've written it, but:
Blyth Power - A Little Touch Of Harry In the Night.
The Beta Band - 3 EP's
Little Feat - Dixie Chicken.
Television - Marquee Moon.
Van Morrison - St Dominic's Preview.
Here & Now - Fantasy Shift.
Half Man Half Biscuit - Cammel Laird Social Club.
The Smiths - The Queen is Dead.
Brian Eno - Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy).
Hawkwind - Quark, Strangeness & Charm.
Right, after some though, these are albums that, over the years, I've consistently returned to over and over again. Some were really difficult; Elbow, for example, because I love every one of their records, but I can go back to the first one I heard, their first, and never get tired of it. I could have included Maria McKee's Life Is Sweet, Donald Fagen, The Nightfly, Arcade Fire's Funeral, Eddi Reader's Driftwood, and Death Cab For Cutie's Transatlanticism.
Joni Mitchell - Blue
Goldfrapp - Felt Mountain
Kris Delmhorst - Song For A Hurricane
Emmylou Harris - Cowgirl's Prayer
Elbow - Asleep In The Back
Elvis Costello - All This Useless Beauty
Andrew Bird & The Mysterious Production Of Eggs
Paul Simon - Hearts and Bones
Shawn Colvin - A Few Small Repairs
Steely Dan - Aja
In Search of the Lost Chord - Moody Blues
Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - Beatles
No More Shall We Part - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Joshua Tree - U2
After the Gold Rush - Neil Young
Absolution - Muse
I Do Not Play No Rock and Roll - Mississippi Fred McDowell
Trick of the Night - SixToes
Band of Joy - Robert Plant
Number 1 on my list would HAVE to be Radiohead - Kid A
I've always come back to this over any other Radiohead release (all are great though!).
the other 9? well, I'll have to get back to you, far too many rattling around the ol' noggin' (but Blood on the Tracks might be next).
In no particular order, and this only stands for the next ten minutes or so until I change my mind!
Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells
Rush - 2112
ZZ Top - Fandango
GNR - Appetite for Destruction
IAM - Ombre est Lumière (The two disc edition)
MC Solaar - Prose Combat
SFA - Guerilla (or, as others have said, almost any other SFA album!)
Tesla - Five Man Acoustical Jam
The Four Horsemen - Nobody said it was easy
Francis Cabrel - Samedi soir sur la terre
(Mind changing already...)
this is a hard one & I'll think of a totally different 10 tomorrow!!
In no particular order and based mainly on what I still listen to regularly...
Beastie Boys Ill Communication
Otis Redding - Otis sings Soul
Ryan Adams - Heartbreaker
M83 - Dead Cities....
Blondie - Parallel lines
Sabres of Paradise - Sabresonic
Sabres of Paradise - Haunted Dancehall
Daft Punk - Homework
Nightmares on Wax - Smokers Delight
RATM self titled is definitely up there. As is Appetite for Destruction.
In no particular order, the 10 that have stayed with me from first listen to now:
Return of the Super Ape - Scratch and the Upsetters
Leftism - Leftfield
Handsworth Revolution - Steel Pulse
Axis Bold as Love - Jimi Hendrix
Ten - Pearl Jam
Forces of Victory - Linton Kwesi Johnson
Heaven Up Here - Echo and the Bunnymen
I Wah Dub - Blackbeard
Dummy - Portishead
Are We a Warrior - I Jah Man Levi
In no particular order -
Entroducing - DJ Shadow
Puzzle - Biffy Clyro
The Craft - Blackalicious
Angles - Dan La Sac vs Scroobius Pip
The Essence Of J.Rawls - J.Rawls
My Head is an Animal - Of Monsters & Men
Broken Boy Soldiers - The Raconteurs
Troublegum - Therapy
Critical Beatdown - Ultramagnetic MCs
I've never really understood the fascination with Radiohead. But then I never understood the fascination with Reeves and Mortimer either, so I don't feel I'm missing much.
Troublegum - Therapy
I'm gonna cheat and have a Classic Classics and a more Obscure Classics as there is no way I can chop it down to 10, Jeez.
Astral Weeks – Van Morrison
Greetings From LA – Tim Buckley
Ill Communication – The Beastie Boys
I’m Still In Love With You – Al Green
Jukebox – Cat Power
Sings Greatest Palace Music – Bonnie Prince Billy
Tago Mago – Can
There’s a Riot Goin’ On – Sly & The Family Stone
Time (The Revelator) – Gillian Welch
What’s Going On – Marvin Gaye
The Children of Jah 1977-1979 – The Chantells & Friends
Viva Last Blues – Palace Music
Scott: New Music For Bowed Piano
Apocalypse – Bill Callahan
Hippopotamomus – Momus
Silur – Tarwater
12 Crass Songs – Jeffrey Lewis
Pyramid Electric Co. – Jason Molina
And She Closed Her Eyes – Stina Nordenstam
Machine Head-Deep Purple
Heaven and Hell-Black Sabbath
Number Of The Beast-Iron Maiden
Sad Wings Of Destiny-Judas Priest
Strangers In The Night-UFO
The Crossing-Big Country
Born To Run-Bruce Springsteen
Edlong, I wasn't being serious when I asked someone to compile a list, you obviously have a lot of time on your hands, good effort though!
The Clash - The Clash
13th Floor Elevators - The Psychadelic sounds of the 13th Floor Elevators
Jefferson Airplane - Surrealistic Pillow
Led Zep - Led Zep 1
Funkadelic - Funkadelic
Dead Kennedys - ? fresh fruit/plastic surgery disaster
Cramps - Off the Bone
Nivana - Nevermind
morcheeba - Big Calm
Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dreams
NWA - Straight outta compton
Janes Addiction - Ritual
The Wonderstuff - eight legged groove machine
Massive attack - blue lines
Dj shadow - endtroducing
Beastie boys - Ill communication
Prince - sign of the times
Del that funkee homosapien - I wish my brother george was here
The stone roses - the stone roses
Massive attack - protection
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