One LP I should add to my collection and why

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by sillycornelius, Jun 24, 2020.

  1. sillycornelius

    sillycornelius Well-Known Member Thread Starter

    Asheville, NC
    I'm new to this forum and I'd like to know what your all time #1 favorite LP is and why it's your favorite. On July 1st I will purchase one of your suggestions for my collection. Thanks!
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  2. Kassonica

    Kassonica Forum Resident

    Mark Hollis solo album is my favorite album of all time, I highly recomend it... :)
  3. Bhobb

    Bhobb Crate Digger

    Hejira - Joni Mitchell
    For me, it's the pinnacle of the 5 album run that started with Blue as she moved increasingly towards jazz. Lyrically, vocally, instrumentally and thematically, I can't fault it. Recommended tracks: "Amelia", "Refuge of the Roads"
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  4. brentolie

    brentolie Forum Resident

    buffalo, new york
    B.B. King - Live at Cook County Jail

    This was the album that got me into the blues. Many people would suggest that Live at the Regal and/or Blues is King is a better album, but Cook County is more exciting and the tone is just to die for.

    King might be the best singer AND the best guitar player. Just incredible.
  5. SurrealCereal

    SurrealCereal Forum Resident

    Kate Bush - Hounds of Love
    It’s one of the most immaculately written, performed, and produced albums I’ve ever heard. Side one is one of the most perfect collections of art pop songs of all time, each with its own individual flavor. Side two is an incredible song suite that is at times breathtakingly beautiful and at others wildly experimental.
  6. Gaslight

    Gaslight ⎧⚍⎫⚑

    Northeast USA
    PJ Harvey - Let England Shake.
    Because it's a fantastic album and plays as such....front to back for this one.

  7. notesofachord

    notesofachord Only the Stones Remain

    Miles Davis
    Kind of Blue
    Mono mix reissue


    It’s music for the ages and it sounds lovely and balanced in its single channel mix.
  8. Brodnation

    Brodnation The Future Never Dies because Tomorrow Never Knows


    Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys

    What can I say? It’s about the beauty of life, the promise of the future, the depth of true love, letting go of the past and making those tough decisions. Brian presents these themes wrapped in elaborate and varied instrumentation and stunning vocal harmonies.

    A beautiful piece of art by one of the greats minds of a generation.
  9. krisjay

    krisjay Psychedelic Wanderer

    I have favorites, not favorite. Saying that, I'd say Big Moon Ritual from Chris Robinson Brotherhood. It has songs that really become songs you want to hear again and again. It has great sound quality, great artwork. You will get a lot of the same suggestions over and over. This will probably be the only time this album is suggested in this thread. That's ok, it's a great album, and is there for anyone looking for a new "favorite".

  10. the pope ondine

    the pope ondine Forum Resident


    Just One?
    ok, you can add this one for cheap. some good tunes and you get an sexy shot of Babs in her skivvies!
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2020
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  11. Calling All Stations

    Calling All Stations Forum Resident


    A masterpiece of ambient / field / drone recordings and other mellow sounds. His music is amazing.
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  12. The Pinhead

    The Pinhead SUDACA ROÑOSO

    Why ? I know you'd hate it; get what YOU might deem your favorite record could be, or at least specify genres so we can focus our choices.:targettiphat:
  13. Lewisboogie

    Lewisboogie Forum Resident

  14. aussievinyl

    aussievinyl Appreciator Of Creative Expression

    STAND UP by Jethro Tull. Why?
    Fun, short, sharp songs in varying styles with good lyrics and punchy production.
    It even has a cool cover. Don’t hesitate.
  15. tug_of_war

    tug_of_war Sassafras & Moonshine

    Swing Out Sister - Somewhere Deep In The Night

    Because it's accesible and sophisticated, pop and underground on equal measures.
    Because it's trippy and beautiful. It's one of those records made to be listened to with a great pair of headphones in the dark and...bon voyage.

    It was never released on vinyl though.
  16. Quakerism

    Quakerism Monk

    Pennsylvania, USA
    Allman Brothers - at Fillmore East.


    with Bob Dylan’s - Blood On The Tracks a close second....
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  17. Raybanjan

    Raybanjan Active Member

    Portland or
    Big Star-Radio City
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  18. fluffskul

    fluffskul Forum Resident

    albany, ny
    welcome to forum! since you are new here, I think grabbing one of Steve's LP masterings is a great place to start.

    First Choice is Rumours.

    If you already have that...

    Stadium Arcadium.

    EDIT: Forgot the "Why?" Why, because this forum bears his names and these are both incredible masterings. Rumours is one of the top 3 albums of all-time. And this is the best, I've ever heard it. (Early KP pressings are no slouch either!). And Stadium Arcadium is probably the best example of how the same music can sound so much better given a careful mastering job. The LP is light years better sounding than the CD. OH, and it is packed with amazing songs.
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  19. Duffy Shrimpton

    Duffy Shrimpton Forum Resident

    East Croydon
    Pink bloody Faires live at the Roundhouse ‘75
    We used t drink with yer man Twink
    Watch yer dosh round the lad...he’d swipe it off the bar and be off down the lane with yer bird before the 3rd whiskey
    Them lads was crackin it in yonks, my son
  20. BroJB

    BroJB Forum Resident

    This is artistry at the highest possible level, IMO. It's magical:

  21. Hoover Factory

    Hoover Factory Old Dude Who Knows Things

    Spokane, WA
    My favorite blues album. Also, a great entry point into the world of Blues.

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  22. gregorya

    gregorya Forum Resident

    Pink Floyd "Dark Side of the Moon"

    Why? Stickers, posters and one the most iconic recordings of the 1970's.

  23. Michel_LeGrisbi

    Michel_LeGrisbi Far-Gone Accumulator ™

    influential albums tend to age well....

    *could be released today with above aesthetic that's used too much
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2020
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  24. vinylontubes

    vinylontubes Forum Resident

    Katy, TX
    Get Graham Parker and the Rumour's Howlin' Wind
    It's cheap and it's just a great record.
  25. ronm

    ronm audiofreak

    southern colo.
    Doesn't matter what anyone says.Your the only one that can come to that conclusion.To ask a question like is a mark of being naive.There is just so much out there.

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