- Your perfect albums
Power, corruption and lies and Lowlife – New Order
Surely Technique 🙂
I said lowlife in my list. Power would be second and technique would be third on my list for new order.
I can’t list a top ten too many variables depending on mood…
Kate Bush – Hounds of Love is easily my number one album though. A stunning piece of work.
Forgot that one. Saw her live in 2014. Awesome.Posted 9 months ago
Salmonella Dub – One Drop EastPosted 9 months ago
The Notwist – Neon GoldenPosted 9 months ago
Dire Straits – Dire Straits
Jim White – Wrong Eyed Jesus!
Faith No More – Angel Dust
Rancid – …And Out Come The Wolves
Good call. It’s a pity everything since has been a bit shit.
Cypress Hill – Black Sunday is another that’s just sprung to mind. There really are too many good albums.
Think a thread of almost perfect albums would be better. Those that are spoiled by one or two duff tracks.Posted 9 months ago
i assume you know the story behind it, and why theyll never play it live. i actually like having a slow, haunting song in the middle of all the noise and never skip it.
That’s why I skip it. I’m a big softie and it’s very sad.
Brutalism is a far better album anyway.
Agreed and I think Mother is their best trackPosted 9 months ago
talk talk – laughing stock and spirit of edenPosted 9 months ago
matt johnson – burning blue soul
the outsiders – cq
simply saucer – cyborg revisited
paul marcano – 100001 dreams
folke rabe – what??
natural information society – mandatory reality
lichens – the psychic nature of being
oren ambarchi – hubris
Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars- David BowiePosted 9 months ago
Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here- Pink Floyd
Modern Times and Year of the Cat- Al Stewart
New Gold Dream- Simple Minds
Katy Lied- Steely Dan
Never Mind the Bollocks- Sex Pistols
Bat Out of Hell- Meat Loaf
Nightclubbing- Grace Jones
Raise the Pressure- Electronic
The Nightfly- Donald Fagen
Technique- New Order
Actually- The Pet Shop Boys
Interpol – Turn on the bright lightsPosted 9 months ago
JAMC – Psychocandy, DarklandsPosted 9 months ago
Wedding Present – Bizarro, Seamonsters
The Cure – Head on the Door, Disintegration
The Cult – Love
Bunnymen – Ocean Rain
Do the people saying Dark Side of the Moon honestly never skip On The Run?Posted 9 months ago
Love – Forever Changes
Spirit – Future games
Notorious Byrds Brothers
Hilltop Hoods- The Calling
Hüsker Dü – Candy Apple Grey
Sonic Youth – Daydream Nation
Ooooooh too many to list.Posted 9 months ago
New Order-RepublicPosted 9 months ago
The The-Soul Mining
never skip On The Run?
NEVER!Posted 9 months ago
Lots but off the top of my head:Posted 9 months ago
DJ Format, Music for the Mature B-Boy
The Stone Roses, The Stone Roses
Pink Floyd, Dark Side of the Moon and Wish You Were Here
Yeah Yeah Yeahs Fever to Tell
Fleetwood Mac, Rumours and Tango in the Night
Orbital, In Sides
Radiohead, The Bends and OK Computer
DJ Shadow, Endtroducing
Think a thread of almost perfect albums would be better. Those that are spoiled by one or two duff tracks.
Car Button Cloth! Your thread is imminent!Posted 9 months ago
Youth and Young Manhood by Kings of LeonPosted 9 months ago
Richard & Linda Thompson – Shoot out the lightsPosted 9 months ago
Bob Dylan – Desire
Joni Mitchell – Hissing of Summer lawns
Leonard Cohen – Songs of Love and Hate
Nick Cave – No more shall we part
The Trials of Cato – Hide and Hair
Algiers – The Underside of Power
Offa Rex – The Queen of Hearts
Clash – London calling
Jack Bruce – Songs for a Tailor.
… and many more
So many excellent suggestions here, in fact my two all time favourite albums have already been mentioned several times over…
I’m a David Bowie fanboi, so my top two are Hunky Dory and Low.Posted 9 months ago
Spiritualized – Laides & Gentlemen
Pulp – Different Class and This is Hardcore
Libertines – Up the bracket. Don’t think I’ve listened to it for about ten years, might have to dig it out.
Outkast – Stankonia (probably prefer Aquemini but usually skip a couple)
Andy Shauf – The partyPosted 9 months ago
Faithless – ReverencePosted 9 months ago
Skinnyman – Council Estate of Mind
Lots of good ‘uns already mentioned! I’d also have Paul Simon’s Gracelands, Bob Dylan’s Desire, Weezer’s Blue Album, Joni Mitchell’s Hissing of Summer Lawns, Pixies’ Surfa Rosa, Nirvana Nevermind and Unplugged in New York, Smashing Pumpkins’ Mellon Collie.
And I’d probably add (a non-exhaustive, unordered list):
* Kaya (Bob Marley and The Wailers)Posted 9 months ago
* Death Is This Communion (High on Fire)
* Reflections of a Floating World (Elder)
* Hot Rats (Frank Zappa)
* Kind of Blue (Miles Davies)
ABC – The Lexicon of LovePosted 9 months ago
ABC – Lexicon of Love Part Two
Plan B – The Defamation of Strickland Banks
and whilst I am at it
Beatles – Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
Thanks NJA – so you have covered A and B, now for C through to Z 😉Posted 9 months ago
So, every New Order album then?
I’d go along with that 😀
Another couple of nominations…
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Spiceworld, The Spicegirls
Oh, and Slates by The Fall.Posted 9 months ago
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<Jools Holland voice> Erykah Baduuuu! </JH voice>Posted 9 months ago
Youth and Young Manhood by Kings of Leon
What happened to them? Phenomenal album followed by lots and lots of utter shitePosted 9 months ago
Aha Shake Heartbreak isn’t bad as such, but it’s certainly not as good – agree that after that it drops off a cliff.Posted 9 months ago
I guess it’s the classic “you work your whole life on the first album, then work for a year on tour on the second one”, coupled with a shift towards stadium cock-rock that comes with playing ever-bigger venues. Shame though.
Oh! Rock Formations by Yawning Man too…Posted 9 months ago
You’re just making names up now 😀Posted 9 months ago
Matchstick Armagedon by Hunting With HammersPosted 9 months ago
Probably not a hugely popular one but ‘101 Damnations’ by Carter.
Ooh, good shout. Loses points for not having The Music That Nobody Likes on it though
PS, this is a bloody brlliant thread, I’ve been listening to stuff I’ve not even thought about for years, cheers!Posted 9 months ago
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Julian Cope – FriedPosted 9 months ago
David Bowie – Station to Station
Julian Cope – Peggy Suicide
Teenage Fanclub – Grand Prix
Johnathan Richman & the Modern Lovers – Rock n Roll with the Modern Lovers
Fantastic thread, much to investigate hear – had a spin of Hell Is For Heroes – Neon Handshake last night, very good! 🙂
Mine are all going to be achingly more mainstream but…
Eponymous RosesPosted 9 months ago
Coldplay – Parachutes
Finley Quaye – Maverick A Strike
Ash – Free All Angels
And absolutely Red Hot Chili Peppers – Blood Sugar Sex Magik. That album changed my life, and they’ve done nothing approaching it since. Nobody has, for me.
Faith no more: Angel dust.Posted 9 months ago
Verve : Urban hymns
Massive Attack : Mezzanine
Def Leopard : Hysteria
GnR : Appetite for Destruction
Unkle: psyence fiction
The Best of the BeatlesPosted 9 months ago
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Simon And Garfunkel – Bridge Over Troubled WaterPosted 9 months ago
The Doors – LA Women
Siouxsie & the Banshees -The Scream
Nirvana – In Utero
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