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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 at 3:12 PM.

  1. Jeff W. Richman

    Jeff W. Richman The Richman Curse www.soundclick.com/qoquaq

    Tales From Topographic Oceans
  2. John54

    John54 Senior Member

    Burlington, ON
    Well it is my favourite but it's also very musical and listenable, so I'm gonna say -

    Foxtrot, by Genesis
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  3. Charlie DJ

    Charlie DJ Forum Resident

    Dallas, Tx USA
  4. Solly Bridgetower

    Solly Bridgetower Elton is my golden God of music. Deal with it.

    Ontario, Canada
    Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973)

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  5. April Snow

    April Snow Forum Resident

    Really is hard to pick - and I keep thinking of others that have made a big difference -

    What about
    Queen - Night at the Opera

    That is up there in the top ones too :)
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  6. Dayfold

    Dayfold Forum Resident

    The last album I listened to, where whilst listening to it I was thinking, 'this might be the best album ever made,' was Songs In The Key Of Life by Stevie Wonder.

    To call it a work of genius wouldn't do it justice. It goes beyond genius into ineffable.

    If you had been sat in my chair the other night, in my frame of mind, with my ears, you would undoubtedly agree. ;)
  7. ArpMoog

    ArpMoog Forum Resident

    Venom Black Metal
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  8. lbgarcia

    lbgarcia Forum Resident

    Fargo, ND
    My pick(s) for best album could be any or all of the following, depending on what mood I'm in: The Band (sometimes referred to as "the brown album") ;" Van Morrison's Astral Weeks and/or Moondance; Derek & the Dominos' Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs; Robert Johnson: King of theDelta Blues Singers; Bob Dylan's Blonde on Blonde; The Allman Brothers Band:
    At Fillmore East; Miles Davis's Bitches Brew; Bobby 'Blue' Bland's Two Steps from the Blues; Hank Williams' 40 Greatest Hits; Los Lobos' Kiko.

    I am trying very hard not to think beyond this list because I am sure I'd think of another dozen "best ever",

    My choices probably date me.
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2021 at 12:14 AM
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  9. Carl Swanson

    Carl Swanson Forum Resident

    Sometimes it's the best logical reaction to a dumpster fire.
  10. Carl Swanson

    Carl Swanson Forum Resident

    Yes . . . but it wasn't up to the job.
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  11. Synthfreek

    Synthfreek Drum machines are not inherently evil.

    Too bad you didn’t label it...I have no idea what this is and the pic isn’t showing up.
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  12. Chrome_Head

    Chrome_Head Forum Resident

    Los Angeles, CA.
    Radiohead - OK Computer

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  13. TS582

    TS582 Forum Resident

    Central MA
    Ha! A dumpster fire option would be great!
  14. Carl Swanson

    Carl Swanson Forum Resident

    "Keyboards" incorporates piano, organ, harpsichord, etc.
  15. AppleCorpse

    AppleCorpse Well-Known Member

    Woodstock, Canada
    The best of Marcel Marceau......hands down......the most consistent performance ever committed to vinyl.
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  16. Synthfreek

    Synthfreek Drum machines are not inherently evil.

    WTF is wrong with that pick? The Daptone sound made this a special and accessible album loved by millions.
  17. Synthfreek

    Synthfreek Drum machines are not inherently evil.

    Cool, not a single photo shows up. No effin’ idea what you posted and you didn’t label anything.
  18. Synthfreek

    Synthfreek Drum machines are not inherently evil.

    I prefer At War With Satan by a mile.
  19. Neonbeam

    Neonbeam All Art Was Once Contemporary

    Planet Earth
    Lou Reed "Metal Machine Music", no contest!
  20. Neonbeam

    Neonbeam All Art Was Once Contemporary

    Planet Earth
    You were probably thinking of "Ruhe im Spiegelbild" von 1980. :righton:
  21. happysunshine

    happysunshine Fulfillment is the richness of awareness

    The best album, both objectively and subjectively, is Dolly Mixture – Demonstration Tapes.

    Below is an image of the album sleeve:

  22. Evethingandnothing

    Evethingandnothing Forum Resident

    Aye. Don't forget accordion.
  23. DTK

    DTK Forum Resident

    In popular music - Kind Of Blue. Total genius and delivers in every aspect - conception, composition, arrangement, playing, recording quality.
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  24. PhR

    PhR Forum Resident

    Made my mind up half an hour ago when this played in my car:


    Kevin Gilbert: The Shaming Of The True
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  25. Sgt. Abbey Road

    Sgt. Abbey Road Forum Resident

    Graz, Austria

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