Your top 5 albums of all time?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by LadyGrinningSoul, Jul 3, 2015.

  1. gkella

    gkella Forum Resident

    Toronto, Canada
    Jethro Tull Aqualung
    Yes The Yes Album
    Dylan Blonde On Blonde
    Beatles Sgt Pepper
    Van Morrison Astral Weeks
  2. buzzzx

    buzzzx Forum Resident

    In no particular order:

    The Who Sell Out
    The White Album
    The Beatles Second Album
    Pet Sounds
    Led Zeppelin II
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  3. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    White Album
    Sgt Pepper
    Forever Changes
    In The Wee Small Hours
    Elvis' Golden Records: Vol 3.
  4. Nothing earth shattering - just ones I really, really like.

    Supertramp Crime of the Century
    Steely Dan Aja
    Pink Floyd DSOTM (The Wall and WYWH Honorable mention)
    Peter Gabriel So
    Dire Straits Love Over Gold

    Others up for consideration: Eagles Hotel California, Alan Parsons Project (any of their first 5 or so releases), Heart Dream Boat Annie.
  5. Zoot Marimba

    Zoot Marimba And I’m The Critic Of The Group

    Sticky Fingers
    Let It Bleed
    Pet Sounds
    Fun House
    Runner-ups:any of the albums I posted in my stones desert island list, Purple Rain, The White Album, Apetite, Piper, Peace Sells, Fair Warning
  6. eatthecheese

    eatthecheese Forum Resident

    New York
    The Wall
    Astral Weeks
    Pet Sounds
    OK Computer
    Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
  7. Sternodox

    Sternodox SubGenius Pope of Arkansas

    Carpenters - Greatest Hits
    Bread - Greatest Hits
    Abba - Greatest Hits
    Spice Girls - Greatest Hits
    Cannibal Corpse - Tomb of the Mutilated
  8. Solitaire1

    Solitaire1 Carpenters Fan

    The following list is of original albums, excluding greatest hits albums and other compilations:
    • Horizon by the Carpenters
    • Super Trouper by ABBA
    • Himself (U. S. Version) by Gilbert O'Sullivan
    • If I Should Love Again by Barry Manilow
    • Tapestry by Don McLean
  9. zipzorp

    zipzorp Forum Resident

    Pet Sounds
    White Album
    Songs In The Key Of Life
    Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
    Sticky Fingers
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  10. AudioLoup

    AudioLoup Well-Known Member

    The Netherlands
    Could I try to smuggle in a sixth album by stating that in addition to 'Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here' I would list:

    1. The Beatles -Abbey Road
    2. Love - Forever Changes
    3. Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick
    4. CSNY - Déjà Vu
    5. The Who - Who's Next

    ? Yes, I can. :wiggle:
    Also, as I somehow list 'alternative music' differently in my brain, I must give it a separate list here.

    1. <Code> - Nouveau Gloaming
    2. Agalloch- Ashes Against The Grain
    3. Dissection - Storm Of The Light's Bane
    4. Lacrimosa - Echoes
    5. HIM - Razorblade Romance
  11. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    5 Female voiced albums.
    Lost In Space
    A Secret Wish

    Top 5 Power POP albums

    Starting Over
    Fresh As A Daisy
    Radio City
    Magic Christian Music
    Emitt Rhodes
  12. Mylene

    Mylene Forum Resident

    The correct answer for SHF

    Five different masterings of Who's Next
  13. MicSmith

    MicSmith Forum Resident

    My Top 5 albums of all time (one per artist) are:

    Peter Gabriel 4 (aka Security) 1982
    Led Zeppelin Physical Graffiti 1975
    Genesis The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway 1974
    Radiohead In Rainbows 2007
    David Bowie Station to Station 1976

    A bit '70s centric, perhaps, but as I have said elsewhere on here, I don't subscribe to the idea that the greatest albums of all time were recorded in the '60s. Some great music from back then of course but the album as a statement peaked in the '70s for me.
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  14. Robber Soul

    Robber Soul Forum Resident

    1) The Beatles - White Album
    2) The Beatles - Revolver
    3) The Beatles - Abbey Road
    4) Rush - Permanent Waves
    5) Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon
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  15. Jgportugee

    Jgportugee Active Member

    Haverhill, MA
    So many amazing albums, such few choices. I'm leaving the live albums off this list becuase I was starting to go nuts only trying to pick five.

    1: Thin Lizzy- Vagabonds of the Western World (deluxe edition)
    2: Pink Floyd- Animals
    3: The Jimi Hendrix Experience- Are You Experienced (deluxe edition)
    4: Black Sabbath- Paranoid (even though i almost always skip Iron Man, unless I'm spinning the record)
    5: Soundgarden- Superunknown

    BONUS: Pink Floyd- Meddle
    (becuase i wanted to try and not use the same artist more than once for my 5 choices)
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  16. chrisblower

    chrisblower Forum Resident

    I would hazard a guess that most of us own about 40 - 50% of the rock classics which keep being mentioned here
  17. scompton

    scompton Forum Resident

    Arlington, VA
    That's about the correct ratio for me. About half of that for what I really listen to. For instance, I haven't listened to the Beatles for over 10 years but I own most of the albums staring with Hard Days Night.
  18. DEG

    DEG Forum Resident

    Lawrenceville Ga.
    Subject to change at a moment's notice:

    1) Kansas- Masque
    2) Kansas - Leftoverture
    3) Rush - Hold Your Fire
    4) Genesis - Trespass
    5) Yes - Tormato
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  19. Forum Resident

    New York
    strange final two,you did say "Subject to change" does that mean you are tired of better Yes ad Genesis lps? or do really think those are there best lp's??
  20. BluesOvertookMe

    BluesOvertookMe Forum Resident

    Seabrook, TX, USA
    Very rarely see a choice like this on this kind of a list - very nice. Thrilling rock believers!
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  21. DEG

    DEG Forum Resident

    Lawrenceville Ga.
    I love old school Genesis, Kansas, and YES. Tormato has a special place in my heart. I can't say it's YES's "best", but I like it a whole heck of a bunch. I was born in 1960 which blessed me with a primo time to grow up in the rock music marketplace. I like obscure bands like Clepsydra, The Flower Kings, Devo, IQ, OMD, and many others. Casting Crowns, whom I saw recently, are awesome. Peace! David
  22. kcjayhawk

    kcjayhawk Forum Resident

    Leaving out the Beatles & Stones....

    Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
    Hotel California
    Band On The Run
    Led Zeppelin IV
  23. sprewell

    sprewell New Member

    Metallica-Master of Puppets
    Slayer-Reign in Blood
    Bad Religion-How Could Hell Be Any Worse?
    The Beatles-The White Album
    Rise Above Comp 24 Songs The Music of Black Flag for the West Memphis 3
  24. pdenny

    pdenny Blow up your TV


    Exile on Main Street
    Pet Sounds
    Aladdin Sane
    Into the Music
  25. warewolf95

    warewolf95 Forum Resident

    Greenville, SC
    Sails Of Charon is just perfection to me. It's catchy and makes me instantly start banging my head. Never mind Uli ripping it up. :D
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