List Your Top 20 Albums, Of All Time, By 20 Different Artists

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  1. majoyenrac

    majoyenrac Forum Resident

    Location:
    Chicagoland
    1. The Beatles - Sgt Peppers (by a nose over 4 others), including solo albums/groups
    2. The Waterboys- This is the Sea
    3. Bob Dylan - the Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan
    4. Harry Nilsson - Nilsson Sings Newman
    5. Tom Waits - Rain Dogs

    6. The Kinks - Something Else
    7. Van Morrison- Astral Weeks
    8. The Who - Tommy
    9. The Doors - The Doors
    10. Jefferson Airplane - After Bathing At Baxsters

    11. The Velvet Underground- Vu & Nico
    12. The Flaming Lips - Clouds Taste Metallic
    13. Big Star - #1 Record
    14. Pearl Jam - Vitalogy (though Ten really is their best record, I like Vitalogy more)
    15. U2 - The Joshua Tree

    16. Donovan- A Gift From A Flower To A Garden
    17. Talking Heads - Fear of Music
    18. Todd Rundgren - A Wizard A True Star
    19. Neil Young - Harvest Moon
    20. Ryan Adams - Love is Hell
     
  2. Kiss73

    Kiss73 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Scotland
    In no order

    Bob Dylan Desire
    Rolling Stones Beggars Banquet
    Slayer South Of Heaven
    Joni Mitchell Blue
    Terence Trent D'Arby Introducing The Hardline
    Phil Collins Hello I Must Be Going
    Bing Crosby Bing Sings Bergman Swings
    Fairport Convention - Leaf & Leige
    Motorhead Rock N Roll
    Tom Petty & The Heartbreaker Echo
    Frank Sinatra And Carlos Jobim
    Dave Swarbrick & Simon Nicol - Close To The Wind
    Richard Thompson Mock Tudor
    Neil Young Tonights The Night
    Warren Zevon Warren Zevon
    The Band The Band
    Tony Bennett Here’s To The Ladies
    Charlie Parker Complete Dial Masters
    Johnny Mathis Isn't It Romantic
    Genesis Selling England By The Pond
     
  3. Monosterio

    Monosterio Forum Resident

    Location:
    South Florida
    I stuck to artists I think released their best album in the ‘70s:

    Van Morrison: Moondance
    Neil Young: After the Gold Rush
    Grateful Dead: Workingman’s Dead
    Rod Stewart: Every Picture Tells a Story
    Sly & The Family Stone: There’s a Riot Goin’ On
    Stevie Wonder: Talking Book
    Bonnie Raitt: Give It Up
    Al Green: Call Me
    Big Star: Radio City
    Joni Mitchell: Court and Spark
    Steely Dan: Pretzel Logic
    Randy Newman: Good Old Boys
    Aerosmith: Rocks
    Fleetwood Mac: Rumours
    Blondie: Parallel Lines
    Elvis Costello: This Year’s Model
    Funkadelic: One Nation Under a Groove
    Nick Lowe: Pure Pop For Now People
    Michael Jackson: Off The Wall
    The Clash: London Calling
     
  4. Mr Sam

    Mr Sam "...don't look so good no more"

    Location:
    France
    Born To Run - Bruce Springsteen

    War - U2
    Unknown Pleasures - Joy Division
    Katy Lied - Steely Dan
    L.A. Woman - The Doors
    Movement - New Order
    Piper At The Gates Of Dawn - Pink Floyd
    Drums & Wires - XTC
    Highway 61 Revisited - Bob Dylan
    Pickpocket - Ludus
    Pet Sounds - The Beach Boys
    Beggars Banquet - The Rolling Stones
    Trompe Le Monde - Pixies
    The Smiths - The Smiths
    Liberation - Divine Comedy
    Colossal Youth - Young Marble Giants
    A Hard Day's Night - The Beatles
    Surrealistic Pillow - Jefferson Airplane
    After School Session - Chuck Berry
    Are You Experienced - Jimi Hendrix Experience
     
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  5. Wes_in_va

    Wes_in_va Trying to live up to my dog’s expectations

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    Southwest VA
    The Who- Who’s Next
    Little Feat- Waiting for Columbus
    Tony Rice-cold on the Shoulder
    John Coltrane-Blue Train
    Mose Alison- Mose Alive
    Miles Davis- Agharta
    Beastie Boys-Paul’s Boutique
    Pink Floyd-wish You Were Here
    JD Crowe and New South-Holiday in Japan
    Led Zeppelin-II
    Grateful Dead-reckoning
    Guru-Jazzmatazz
    Traffic-Low Spark of High Heeled Boys
    The Band-s/t
    Allman Bros-Live at Fillmore East
    Eric Clapton-Just One Night
    Jimi Hendrix-Band of Gypsys
    Tan Mahal-Mo Roots
    Digital Underground-Sex Packets
    Toots and the Maytals-Funky Kingston
     
  6. bobc

    bobc Bluesman

    Location:
    France
    1. Ry Cooder - Paradise And Lunch
    2. David Lindley - El Rayo X
    3. Los Lobos - Kiko
    4. Little Feat - Dixie Chicken
    5. Bob Dylan - Love And Theft
    6. Elvis Costello & The Attractions - This Year's Model
    7. Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue
    8. Beatles - Revolver
    9. Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers
    10. Pretenders - Pretenders II
    11. Gillian Welch - Time (The Revelator)
    12. Pretty Things - The Pretty Things
    13. Jimi Hendrix - Are You Experienced
    14. Van Morrison - Astral Weeks
    15. Incredible String Band - The 5000 Spirits Or The Layers Of The Onion
    16. Marshall Crenshaw - Marshall Crenshaw
    17. Eric Clapton - Layla
    18. Stevie Wonder - Innervisions
    19. The Who - My Generation
    20. Paul Simon - Graceland
    21. Leonard Cohen - Songs Of Leonard Cohen
     
  7. Jellis77

    Jellis77 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Brighton
    Not in any order:

    Bob Dylan John Wesley Harding
    The Rolling Stones Exile On Main Street
    Miles Davis Sketches of Spain
    Chet Baker Chet Baker Is Back
    Neil Young Everybody Knows This is Nowhere
    Antonio Carlos Jobim Stone Flower
    Frank Sinatra Songs For Swingin' Lovers
    Ella Fitzgerald Like Someone In Love
    Jimi Hendrix Electric Ladyland
    Van Morrison Veedon Fleece
    Duke Ellington Ellington Indigos
    Bill Evans Sunday At The Village Vanguard
    Sonny Rollins The Bridge
    Stan Getz Getz / Gilberto
    Tom Waits Raindogs
    Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin 3
    The Beatles The Beatles
    Leonard Cohen Songs of Leonard Cohen
    The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground
    John Fahey The Transfiguration of Blind Joe Death

    Sorry to the following who I just couldn't fit in:
    John Coltrane
    Captain Beefheart
    Lee Morgan
    The Who
    Grant Green
    The Grateful Dead
    Creedence
    Little Feat
    Hank Mobley
    Horace Silver
    Ben Webster
    James Brown
    Can
    John Martyn
    Nick Drake
    Joni Mitchell
     
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  8. Jimbino

    Jimbino Goad Kicker, Music Lover

    Location:
    San Jose, CA, USA
    Steely Dan, Aja
    King Crimson, Discipline
    Pat Metheny, Travels
    Yes, Fragile
    Genesis, Duke
    Beatles, Abbey Road
    The Who, Who's Next
    Led Zeppelin, IV
    Dire Straits, Love Over Gold
    Miles Davis, Kind of Blue
    Allman Brothers, Filmore East
    Rush, Moving Pictures
    Steven Wilson, Hand. Cannot. Erase.
    Brian Eno, Ambient One
    Elton John, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
    R.E.M., Murmur
    Pink Floyd, Wish You Were Here
    Talking Heads, Remain in Light
    John Coltrane, A Love Supreme
    Elvis Costello, King of America
     
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  9. Tomorrow's list will be entirely different, but here we go:

    Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
    Beatles - Revolver
    Laura Nyro - New York Tendaberry
    Genesis - Selling England By The Pound
    Jane Siberry - The Walking
    Elvis Costello - Imperial Bedroom
    Joe Jackson - Night And Day
    Love - Forever Changes
    The Who - Who's Next
    Miles Davis - Porgy And Bess
    10cc - How Dare You!
    The Band - Music From Big Pink
    Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited
    The Byrds - Notorious Byrd Brothers
    Roxy Music - For Your Pleasure
    Mary Chapin Carpenter - Come On Come On
    The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead
    Pink Floyd - The Dark Side Of The Moon
    The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground (3rd album)
    Talking Heads - Remain In Light
     
  10. Luvtemps

    Luvtemps Forum Resident

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    Can I play?...Take Five[Dave Brubeck]..Aretha Arrives[Aretha Franklin]..Perfect Angel[Minnie Riperton]..Special Occasion[The Miracles]..Quiet Storm[Smokey]..Let The Boogie Woogie Roll[The Drifters]..Wes And His Brothers[Wes Montgomery]..Love Moods[Nat King Cole]..The Original Spinners[The Spinners]..The O'Jays In Philadelphia[The O'Jays]..Lighthouse 68[The Crusaders]..Breakin Away[Al Jarreau]..Greatest Hits[Walter Jackson]..Neverending Impressions[The Impressions]..Special Lady[Ray,Goodman,Brown]..The Marvelettes[Pink Album-The Marvelettes]..At Last[Etta James]..Winelight[Grover Washington Jr.]..Rock An Cry[Clyde McPhatter]..Sidewinder[Lee Morgan].
     
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  11. The Lone Cadaver

    The Lone Cadaver Forum Resident

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    Bronx
    The Who - Who's Next
    The Pretty Things - Parachute
    The James Gang - Rides Again
    John Entwistle - Smash Your Head Against the Wall
    Procol Harum - Exotic Birds & Fruit
    The Move - Shazam
    King Crimson - Red
    Genesis - A Trick of the Tail
    The Faces - A Nod's as Good as a Wink
    Curved Air - Second Album
    Camel - Stationary Traveler
    UK - Danger Money
    Steppenwolf - For Ladies Only
    Renaissance - Azure D'or
    Sally Oldfield - Three Rings
    The Strawbs - Hero & Heroine
    John Wetton - Caught in the Crossfire
    Alice Cooper - Love it to Death
    Badfinger - No Dice
    Caravan - For Girls Who Grow Plump in the Night
     
  12. gkella

    gkella Forum Resident

    Location:
    Toronto, Canada
    I love your list.
    Paradise and Lunch is one of my favorites and I totally forgot to put it one my list.
    Love you had it at number one....
    Glen
     
  13. sean monaghan

    sean monaghan Forum Resident

    Location:
    Ireland
    Journey - Escape
    The Cars - S/T
    The Pretenders - S/T
    Boston - S/T
    Foreigner - 4
    REO Speedwagon - Hi Infidelity
    Toto - Toto IV
    Benjamin Orr - The Lace
    Styx - Paradise Theatre
    Van Halen - 1984
    The Eagles - Hotel California
    Queen - Innuendo
    Def Leppard - Hysteria
    Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
    ZZ Top - Eliminator
    Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms
    Heart - Heart
    Chicago - 17
    Bruce Springsteen - Born in the USA
    Genesis - Invisible Touch
     
  14. thxphotog

    thxphotog Camera Nerd

    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    Most are records that had a huge impact on me that I may never, or rarely, play again, but would be wrong to omit.

    Elvis - Elvis' Golden Records
    Brian Setzer - Knife Feels Like Justice
    Stray Cats - Built For Speed
    Tom Petty - Wildflowers
    Elton John - GYBR
    Journey - Escape
    Judas Priest - Screaming for Vengeance
    Toy Matinee - s/t
    Beatles - Beatles for Sale
    Boston - s/t
    Van Halen - s/t
    The Darkness - Permission to Land
    Nirvana - Nevermind
    Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
    Queen - The Game
    Steve Perry - Street Talk
    David Bowie - Ziggy
    Scorpions - Blackout
    Sammy Hagar - Standing Hampton
    Motley Crue - Too Fast For Love
     
  15. icorem

    icorem New Member

    Location:
    Tel Aviv, Israel
    Mine:


    Bauhaus In The Flat Field
    Beatles White Album
    Bowie Hunky dory
    Nick Cave The Firstborn Is Dead
    Coltrane A Love Supreme
    The Cure kiss me kiss me kiss me
    Miles Davis Kind of blue
    Derek & The Dominos Layla and other assorted love songs
    Dylan Blonde on blonde
    Einstürzende Neubauten Halber Mensch
    Bill Evans Sunday at the village vanguard
    The Fall The Complete Peel Sessions 1978-2004
    Hendrix Machine Gun Jimi Hendrix The Fillmore East 12/31/1969
    The Jesus And Mary Chain Psychocandy
    King Crimson In the Court of the Crimson King
    Lou Reed Magic and loss
    Rolling Stones Sticky Fingers
    Sex Pistols Never Mind The Bollocks, Here's The Sex Pistols
    The Smiths The Queen is dead
    Swans cop/young god/greed/holy money
    Tom Waits Rain dogs
     
  16. carlwm

    carlwm Forum Resident

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    wales
    Some excellent left-field choices. You have fine taste in music. :tiphat:
     
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  17. carlwm

    carlwm Forum Resident

    Location:
    wales
    Strong list with a few controversial choices (I can envisage a few Genesis & Chicago fans spluttering their coffee all over their keyboards!). Which is as it should be. :)
     
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  18. Roger Thornhill

    Roger Thornhill Forum Resident

    Location:
    Ilford, Essex, UK
    In alphabetical order - getting it down to just 20 was hard enough let alone ranking them...

    Albion Band - Rise Up Like The Sun
    Annette Peacock - X Dreams
    Charles Mingus - Ah Um
    Culture - Two Sevens Clash
    Dave Edmunds - Get It
    David Sylvian - Brilliant Trees
    George Russell - 80th Birthday Concert
    Gil Evans - Individualism
    Harold Budd - The Pavilion of Dreeams
    Joni Mitchell - Hissing of Summer Lawns
    King Crimson - Red
    Patti Smith - Horses
    Southside Johnny & Ashbury Jukes - Hearts of Stone
    Steely Dan - Pretzel Logic
    The Necks - Hanging Gardens
    Tim Buckley - Happy Sad
    Warren Zevon - s/t
    Wayne Shorter - Native Dancer
    Wire - 154
    Working Week - Working Nights

    Leaving Miles, Sun Ra, Dylan etc etc was difficult.
     
  19. Jim B.

    Jim B. Forum Resident

    Location:
    UK
    Todays list....so many I had to leave off

    The Fall - Hex Enduction Hour
    The Smiths - The Queen is Dead
    The Adverts - Crossing The Red Sea With The Adverts
    The Clash - London Calling
    Pixies - Doolittle
    My Bloody Valentine - Isn't Anything
    Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
    Sly and the Family Stone - Stand
    John Coltrane - A Love Supreme
    The Wolfhounds - Bright and Guilty
    The Zombies - Odyssey and Oracle
    The Cure - Pornography
    Pink Floyd - Piper At The Gates of Dawn
    Sir John Barbirolli - English String Music
    Van Cliburn - Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto Number 2
    The Congos - Heart of the Congos
    New York Dolls - s/t
    Radiohead - OK Computer
    Suede - Dog Man Star
    Ella Fitzgerald sings the Cole Porter Songbook
     
  20. SurrealCereal

    SurrealCereal Forum Resident

    The Beatles - Abbey Road
    Pink Floyd - Animals
    Led Zeppelin - IV
    The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers
    Yes - Close to the Edge
    Tom Petty - Damn the Torpedoes
    King Crimson - ITCOTCK
    Jimi Hendrix - Axis: Bold as Love
    The Who - Tommy
    David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust
    Rush - 2112
    Genesis - The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
    The Doors - The Doors
    Cream - Disraeli Gears
    Black Sabbath - Paranoid
    Dio - Holy Diver
    Iron Maiden - Powerslave
    The Zombies - Odessey and Oracle
    Love - Forever Changes
    Big Star - #1 Record
     
  21. JFSebastion

    JFSebastion Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Maricopa Arizona
    Is the Zeppelin a bootleg? How is the sound quality?
     
  22. JFSebastion

    JFSebastion Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Maricopa Arizona
    And that is true as well. Our tastes change, our moods change. Good Stuff!
     
  23. JFSebastion

    JFSebastion Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Maricopa Arizona
    Post your thread. That is a good one.
     
  24. JFSebastion

    JFSebastion Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Maricopa Arizona
    depending on our mood, tomorrows parties might have different tastes
     
  25. Wombat Reynolds

    Wombat Reynolds Jimmy Page stole all my best riffs.

    Location:
    Atlanta, GA, USA
    fun thread!

    1 Mozart - Concerto for Oboe and Bassoon
    2 Vivaldi - 4 Seasons
    3 Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
    4 Led Zeppelin 2
    5 Abba - Arrival
    6 Soundtrack to Twin Peaks
    7 Zappa - One Size Fits All
    8 Chemical Brothers - Come to me
    9 AR Rahman - Devdas - soundtrack
    10 Elvis - Sun Sessions
    11 Emmy Lou Harris - Luxury Liner
    12 Jason and the Scorchers - Still Standing
    13 ZZ Top - Fandango
    14 Kronos Quartet does Monk
    15 Rhapsody in Blue - Gershwin -
    16 ELP - Brain Salad Surgery
    17 Brahms - Slavonic Dances
    18 Andreas Vollenwieder - Down to the Moon
    19 Frivolous Five - Sour Cream
    20 Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Will the Circle Be Unbroken
     
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