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Objectively, what do you think is the best album of all time?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by lettheflamesbegin, Jun 10, 2021.

  1. One of my all time favourites.

    Thanks for correcting me. I completely missed it somehow! :rolleyes:
     
  2. danasgoodstuff

    danasgoodstuff Forum Resident

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    Woody Guthrie, Dust Bowl Ballads, objectively the best album 'cause it truly is an album in a way all those more recent things aren't.
     
  3. Terrapin Station

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    While I like the album, it's nowhere near my favorite Sinatra album, and it always seems weird to me that it's so often picked as the pinnacle of his work in recent years.
     
  4. Monosterio

    Monosterio Forum Resident

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    Your post reminded me that someone here once pitted those albums against one another. Turns out it was you! :D

    Forever Changes or Marquee Moon?
     
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  5. eric777

    eric777 Astral Projectionist

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    I don’t like the Beatles, but I would have to say that “Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band” would have to at least be a contender as far as rock is concerned. “Thriller” by Michael Jackson would be another in regards to pop music.

    Due to the vast amount of albums that exist representing many different genres, answering this question is impossible due to my lack of musical knowledge but I gave it my best effort.
     
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  6. Smokin Chains

    Smokin Chains Forum Resident

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    This is the correct answer... objectively of course!
     
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  7. Duncan Day

    Duncan Day Middle Aged Savage

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    Never heard it but you’ve reminded me I need to pick up a copy
     
  8. Monosterio

    Monosterio Forum Resident

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    I say London Calling too. But I have to question my objectivity. ;)
     
  9. obcbobd

    obcbobd Forum Resident

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    Pepper
     
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  10. brew ziggins

    brew ziggins Forum Prisoner

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    Kind of Blue is not a bad answer to this question.
     
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    Objectively, or at least objectionably.
     
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  12. Duncan Day

    Duncan Day Middle Aged Savage

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    WTF ?!!!! :D
     
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  13. The Dark Elf

    The Dark Elf Curmudgeonly Wordwraith

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    Asking the question is absurd. There are too many disparate genres to pick one definitive "greatest album". Tell me, which is better...objectively....

    Sir Benjamin Britten and The English Chamber Orchestra - Brandenburg Concertos 1-6
    Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
    Maria Callas - Puccini's Tosca (or Verdi's La Traviata, for that matter)
    Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
    Beatles - Revolver
    The Who - Who's Next
    Glen Gould - J.S. Bach Goldberg Variations
    Billie Holiday - Lady in Satin
    Frank Sinatra - In the Wee Small Hours
    Robert Johnson - King of the Delta Blues Singers
    B.B. King - Live at Cook County Jail

    Johnny Cash - Live at Folsom Prison

    I just rattled off 12. All great in their own way. All superior to most albums in their genre. I could rattle off more.
     
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  14. Monosterio

    Monosterio Forum Resident

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    If those are the best 12, then those who answered Kind of Blue are correct. ;)
     
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  15. Sydster

    Sydster Forum Resident

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    Objectively, The Shaggs ‘Philosophy of the World’ is the single, greatest recorded achievement by anyone. The device that can measure its depth, breadth, scope, and impact has yet to be invented. It remains ahead of its time, even now. </thread>
     
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  16. possumdude

    possumdude "Spies Like Us" Aficionado

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    Prince - Purple Rain
     
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  17. jimjim

    jimjim Forum Resident

    VU & Nico - changed the whole mindset of what music could be - literary, angular and artistic but still rock & roll.
     
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  18. AlexDelarge

    AlexDelarge Forum Resident

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    It's Dark Side, has been for almost 50 years now. Put the above list of 12 to a vote from the masses and not the musical "elite" here and it will be Dark Side of the Moon.
     
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  19. Amoepe

    Amoepe Forum Resident

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    Because in music we are talking about emotional impact and life experience/rememberances there can not be an objective answer.
    My number one is Miles Davis „In A Silent Way“
     
  20. fictionalsounds

    fictionalsounds Forum Resident

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    nah. the highs are so very high. but the lows are. so very low and even worse.... don’t register at all. it’s absolutely not the best album of all time.
     
  21. Fitter Stoke

    Fitter Stoke Forum Resident

    You’ve nailed it. Like many, I suspect, there are many albums I love more than ‘Pepper’ (including at least three by The Beatles themselves) but there’s no denying the extraordinary creativity behind it (George Martin included) and the influence it still has to this day.
     
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  22. fictionalsounds

    fictionalsounds Forum Resident

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    eeesh no. you do you but. no.
     
  23. schanibeat

    schanibeat Well-Known Member

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    The Beatles - Revolver
     
  24. fictionalsounds

    fictionalsounds Forum Resident

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    in no way. shape. or form. are “the masses” gonna hand it to “dark side.”
     
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  25. sekaer

    sekaer Forum Resident

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    You lost me at "Objectively," but I'll play anyway--the White Album.
     
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