Top Album Of All Time Poll.

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by richierichie, Oct 6, 2017.

  1. richierichie

    richierichie Forum Resident Thread Starter

    As promised a month or so ago this is a poll for you to vote for your favourite 20 (twenty) albums of all time. Any category of music you wish to choose, compilations, live albums also accepted.

    This is the FIRST time that I am aware of that Hoffmanites have been asked to nominate their favourite 20 albums and have the results turned into a poll.

    Before people start moaning about similar threads on this forum I have checked ALL of them. The only thread that resembles this thread is this: `Your top 5 albums of all time` posted by bherbert on Jul 23, 2017, which I hijacked with bherbert`s permission and turned into a `Top 5 Album Poll. This I used as a dry run for this Poll.

    What many people commented during that poll was "Why only 5 albums?", they asked why can we nominate more?, how about 10 or even 20?

    So here you are, you can nominate up to 20 albums, if you only wish to vote for 1, 3, 8, 10 or 17 that`s OK. However I will ONLY accept your first list of nominations. So if you only nominate 5, then come back with another nomination for another 15, these later nominations will NOT be accepted. So THINK carefully.

    The scoring is simple: 1 point for each album nominated.

    This is intended to be a moan free thread so could any trolls please stay under your bridge. This thread is meant to be a celebration of our musical tastes.

    I hope I have not made things too complicated, any questions please ask. Thanks Richie.

    I will give a week`s warning of when I intend to close the voting.
  2. Wild Horse

    Wild Horse Forum Resident

    Exile on Main Street
    Physical Graffiti
    Dark Side of the Moon
    Pet Sounds
    Astral Weeks (Van Morrison)
  3. DK Pete

    DK Pete Forum Resident

    Levittown. NY
    For better or worse, my top five are all by The Beatles. What I'd like to do is just go with the number one from my top ten list (which has remained constant for the last 30 years) and then list, in order, the four which come up just below my number 5 which is Sgt. Pepper (I hope *I* haven't made things complicated).:

    1-The White Album
    2-Thick As A Brick
    3-Pet Sounds
    4-Let It Bleed/Sticky Fingers (sorry...I've tried but cannot break this dead heat)

    .....for what it's worth, my number 10 (which would have been "6' on this list is Cosmo's Factory.
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  4. Gaslight

    Gaslight Q8 Listener

    Northeast USA
    Just a condensed version of this

    Horace Silver & The Jazz Messengers - S/T (1955)
    Thelonious Monk - Brilliant Corners (1957)
    Josef Krips - Beethoven Symphony No. 5 In C Minor, OP. 67 (1960)
    John Coltrane - A Love Supreme (1965)
    John Lennon - Imagine (1971)
    The Clash - London Calling (1979)
    Kate Bush - The Dreaming (1982)
    The Replacements - Let It Be (1984)
    Slayer - South of Heaven (1988)
    Public Enemy - It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back (1988)
    U2 - Achtung Baby (1991)
    Wu-Tang Clan - Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers (1993)
    NAS - Illmatic (1994)
    The Cardigans - Gran Turismo (1998)
    Madvillian - Madvillainy (2004)
    Kanye West - Graduation (2007)
    Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion (2009)
    PJ Harvey - Let England Shake (2011)
    Run The Jewels 2 (2014)
    Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly (2015)
  5. RudolphS

    RudolphS Forum Resident

    Rio de Janeiro
    01. Magma - Mekanik Destruktïw Kommandöh (1973)
    02. Various Artists - Acid Dreams (1966-68)
    03. The Ramones - It's Alive (1979)
    04. Frank Zappa/Mothers Of Invention - We're Only In It For The Money (1968)
    05. Hawkwind - Space Ritual (1973)
    06. Le Mystère Des Voix Bulgares - Le Mystère Des Voix Bulgares 1 (1975)
    07. Howlin' Wolf - Moanin' In The Moonlight (1959)
    08. Talking Heads - Remain In Light (1980)
    09. Yma Sumac - Mambo! (1954)
    10. Curtis Mayfield - Superfly (1972)
    11. Various Artists - Pebbles Vol. 3 (1966-69)
    12. Public Enemy - Apocalypse 91...The Enemy Strikes Back (1991)
    13. 13th Floor Elevators - The Psychedelic Sounds Of... (1966)
    14. The Residents - Not Available (1978)
    15. The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds (1966)
    16. U2 - Boy (1980)
    17. Gnarls Barkley - St. Elsewhere (2006)
    18. David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust (1972)
    19. Chemical Brothers - Dig Your Own Hole (1997)
    20. Jimi Hendrix - Are You Experienced? (US edition) (1967)
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  6. I Have Been Floated

    I Have Been Floated Duke of Kirkcaldy

    SW Washington
    Black Foliage- Olivia Tremor Control
    Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band- The Beatles
    In the Aeroplane Over the Sea- Neutral Milk Hotel
    Forever Changes- Love
    Music From the Unrealized Film Dusk at Cubist Castle- Olivia Tremor Control
    Pet Sounds- Beach Boys
    Kid A- Radiohead
    Again- Buffalo Springfield
    Revolver-The Beatles
    The Beatles- The Beatles
    Abbey Road- The Beatles
    Dark Side of the Moon- Pink Floyd
    Rubber Soul- The Beatles
    The Gay Parade- of Montreal
    Crosby, Stills and Nash- Crosby, Stills and Nash
    The Wall- Pink Floyd
    IV- Led Zeppelin
    Skylarking- XTC
    Magical Mystery Tour- The Beatles
    Mummer- XTC
  7. SirMarc

    SirMarc Forum Resident

    Yes - Close to the Edge
    Genesis - Foxtrot
    Traffic - John Barleycorn Must Die
    The Who - Tommy
    Steven Wilson - The Raven That Refused to Sing
    Jethro Tull - Stand Up
    The Beatles - Abbey Road
    King Crimson - Starless and Bible Black
    Bob Dylan - Blood on the Tracks
    David Bowie - Aladdin Sane
    The Beach Boys - Surfs Up
    The Smiths - The Queen is Dead
    Steely Dan - Aja
    Rush - 2112
    Neil Young - After the Gold Rush
    Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin 2
    Jimi Hedrix - Axis Bold as Love
    The Doors - Morrison Hotel
    Porcupine Tree - In Absentia
    Beck - Sea Change

    Only one per artist, would have only been a few bands otherwise lol
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  8. bherbert

    bherbert Forum Resident

    South Africa
    Beatles - Mono Masters
    Beatles - Hard Days Night
    Beatles - White Album
    Rolling Stones - The London Years
    Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin
    The Zombies - Odyssey & Oracle
    Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit
    Nirvana - MTV Live Unplugged
    Ween - The Mollusk
    White Stripes - De Stijl
    White Stripes - Elephant
    Weezer - Pinkerton
    Weezer - Weezer
    Pulp - Different Class
    Blur - Parklife
    Kraftwerk - Computer World
    Metallica - And Justice For All
    Creedence Clearwater Revival - Gold
    Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks
    T.Rex - Electric Warrior
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  9. malcolm reynolds

    malcolm reynolds Forum Resident

    01 Bob Dylan - Blonde On Blonde
    02 Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited
    03 Bob Dylan - Bringing It All Back Home
    04 Bob Dylan - John Wesley Harding
    05 Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks
    06 The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground And Nico
    07 Neil Young - On The Beach
    08 The Velvet Underground - White Light/White Heat
    09 The Beatles - The Beatles (White Album)
    10 The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
  10. Incompletist

    This is the Steve Hoffman forum. We all know more or less within 3 or 4 albums how this is going to end.
  11. DJ LX

    DJ LX Forum Resident

    Madison WI
    1. Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs - Derek & the Dominos
    2. Exile on Main Street - The Rolling Stones
    3. Anodyne - Uncle Tupelo
    4. Low - David Bowie
    5. Dusk at Cubist Castle - The Olivia Tremor Control
    6. Propaganda - Sparks
    7. Blackheart Man - Bunny Wailer
    8. Zen Arcade - Hüsker Dü
    9. The Garden - John Foxx
    10. Super-Ape - Lee Perry
    11. Reckoning - R.E.M.
    12. Physical Graffiti - Led Zeppelin
    13. Electric Ladyland - Jimi Hendrix Experience
    14. Magical Mystery Tour - The Beatles
    15. Playing the Fool - Gentle Giant
    16. Venus Isle - Eric Johnson
    17. Sunburst Finish - Be Bop Deluxe
    18. Vienna - Ultravox
    19. Close to the Edge - Yes
    20. Raw Power - Iggy & the Stooges
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  12. andrewskyDE

    andrewskyDE Island Owner

    Zack Island
    1. The Beach Boys - All Summer Long (1964)
    2. Bob Dylan - Bringing It All Back Home (1965)
    3. The Byrds - Fifth Dimension (1966)
    4. The Doors - The Doors (1967)
    5. Jefferson Airplane - Surrealistic Pillow (1967)
    6. The Beatles - The Beatles (White Album) (1968)
    7. King Crimson - In The Court Of The Crimson King (1969)
    8. The Who - Live At Leeds (1970)
    9. The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers (1971)
    10. Neil Young - Harvest (1972)
    11. Bob Marley & The Wailers - Catch A Fire (1973)
    12. Queen - Queen II (1974)
    13. Mike Oldfield - Ommadawn (1975)
    14. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here (1975)
    15. David Bowie - Low (1977)
    16. The Cure - Three Imaginary Boys (1979)
    17. The Police - Zenyattá Mondatta (1980)
    18. Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska (1982)
    19. Oasis - (What's The Story) Morning Glory? (1995)
    20. Coldplay - Parachutes (2000)
  13. Steve G

    Steve G Forum Resident

    los angeles
    BSO Prokofiev 2nd Symphony and Lieutenant Kiji; Germs GI; Slits Cut; Ornette Coleman Free Jazz a Collective Improvisation; Stockhausen Gesang der Junglinge and Kontakte; Shaggs Philosophy of the World; Jack Bruce Harmony Row; Prokofiev Plays Prokofiev; Carter Double Concerto on CBS; Mingus Ah Um; Patti Smith Radio Ethiopia; The Negro Problem Post Minstrel Syndrome; Syd Barrett The Madcap Laughs; Glenn Gould 1955 Goldbergs; Ramones; Hole Pretty on the Inside; Neil Young Freedom; Janis Ian Secret Life of Eddie Fink; John Cale Words for the Dying; Nick Cave Tender Prey
  14. drumzNspace

    drumzNspace Forum Resident

    New Yuck City
    I nominate Blonde on Blonde and London Calling.

    For single albums I nominate Highway 61 Revisited, Blood on the Tracks and Dark Side of The Moon.
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  15. Gramps Tom

    Gramps Tom Forum Resident

    #1: Days of Future Passed-Moody Blues

    all tied for #2:

    Every Picture Tells a Story-Rod Stewart
    Live at Leeds-The Who
    Mr. Tambourine Man-The Byrds
    Layla-Derek and the Dominos

    Full Moon Fever-Tom Petty

    Fleetwood Mac (1975 S/T)
    Watercolors-Pat Metheny
    Pirates-Rickie Lee Jones
    Beyond the Missouri Sky-Charlie Haden & Pat Metheny

    To Our Children's Children's Children-Moody Blues
    Quadrophenia-The Who
    Let it Bleed-Stones
    Abbey Road-Beatles
    Poetic Champions Compose-Van Morrison

    Rhythm of the Saints-Paul Simon
    Interiors-Rosanne Cash
    Scarecrow-John Mellencamp

    Hasten Down the Wind-Linda Ronstadt
    Ozark Mountain Daredevils (S/T)
  16. Zeki

    Zeki Forum Resident

    Alphabetical Order: (limited to one per artist)

    The Band "Stage Fright"
    The Beatles "Abbey Road"
    Blue Mountain "Dog Days"
    Bob Dylan "Blood on the Tracks"
    Drive-By Truckers "Decoration Day"
    Elton John "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road"
    Elvis Costello "My Aim Is True"
    Grateful Dead "American Beauty"
    Jayhawks "Hollywood Town Hall"
    Joni Mitchell "Court and Spark"
    Neil Young "Tonight's the Night"
    The Ozark Mountain Daredevils "s/t"
    Pink Floyd "Wish You Were Here"
    Rickie Lee Jones "s/t"
    The Rolling Stones "Sticky Fingers"
    Son Volt "Trace"
    Uncle Tupelo "Anodyne"
    The Waterboys "Fisherman"s Blues"
    The Who "Who's Next"
    Wilco "Being There"
  17. Zeki

    Zeki Forum Resident

    While I was pecking away at my listed the Daredevils (as I did)!
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  18. driverdrummer

    driverdrummer Forum Resident

    Irmo, SC
    Pink Floyd-Dark Side of the Moon, The Beatles-Please Please Me, Led Zeppelin-IV, The Stooges-Fun House, The Doors-The Doors
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  19. Zeki

    Zeki Forum Resident

    It's 20 nominees so Cosmos Factory should make the cut.
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  20. John54

    John54 Forum Resident

    There was a top 100 albums thread compiled over several months 4-5 years ago, but I searched and couldn't find it.
  21. ermylaw

    ermylaw Forum Resident

    Kansas City
    Cat Stevens - Tea for the Tillerman

    Beatles - Hard Day’s Night

    King Crimson - In the Court...

    Metallica - Ride the Lightning

    Son Volt - Trace

    Dream Theater - Metropolis, pt. 2, Scenes from a Memory

    Tom Petty - Wildflowers

    The Kinks - Village Green

    Led Zeppelin - IV

    Queen - A Night at the Opera

    Steely Dan - Royal Scam

    The Cars - S/T

    Badfinger - Straight Up

    Jayhawks - Rainy Day Music

    Supertramp - Breakfast in America

    Jethro Tull - Heavy Horses
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2017
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  22. AlexDelarge

    AlexDelarge Forum Resident

    Dark Side of the Moon
    Wish You Were Here
    LZ I
    LZ II
    LZ III
    LZ IV
    Are You Experienced
    Electric Ladyland
    The Jimi Hendrix Concerts
    Ten-Pearl Jam
    Temple of the Dog
    Physical Graffiti
    Sgt Peppers
    Ozzy Osbourne- Tribute
    Eric Clapton-Unplugged
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  23. Aurora

    Aurora Forum Resident

    1. The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway – Genesis (1974)
    2. Hejira – Joni Mitchell (1976)
    3. Sunflower – The Beach Boys (1970)
    4. Peter Gabriel 3 – Peter Gabriel (1980)
    5. Kristofferson – Kris Kristofferson (1970)
    6. Red Headed Stranger – Willie Nelson (1975)
    7. New York Tendaberry – Laura Nyro (1969)
    8. Face to Face – The Kinks (1966)
    9. Odessey and Oracle – The Zombies (1968)
    10. Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs – Marty Robbins (1959)
    11. Black Sea – XTC (1980)
    12. Superfly - Curtis Mayfield (1972)
    13. Stand! – Sly and the Family Stone (1969)
    14. Close to the Edge – Yes (1972)
    15. Wagonmaster – Porter Wagoner (2007)
    16. Coat of Many Colors – Dolly Parton (1971)
    17. Homogenic – Björk (1997)
    18. Rock Bottom – Robert Wyatt (1974)
    19. Ashes Are Burning – Renaissance (1973)
    20. Southeastern – Jason Isbell (2013)
  24. Catcher10

    Catcher10 I like records, and Prog...duh

    Anathema-The Optimist
    Bootsy-Player Of the Year
    Can-Ege Bamyasi
    Can-Tago Mago
    Diana Krall-Live In Paris
    Dio-Holy Diver
    Dream Theater-Train Of Thought
    Dream Theater-Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulance
    Earth, Wind & Fire-All n All
    Earth, Wind & Fire-Gratitude
    Emerson Lake & Palmer-Brain Salad Surgery
    Eric Clapton-Slowhand
    Funkadelic-Maggot Brain
    Genesis-Selling England By the Pound
    Haken-The Mountain
    Iron Maiden-Powerslave
    Jethro Tull-Aqualung
    John Coltrane-A Love Supreme
    King Crimson-ItCotCK
    Led Zeppelin-IV
    Madonna-Like A Virgin
    Marillion-Misplaced Childhood
    Michael Jackson-Thriller
    Miles Davis-KoB
    Parliament-Mothership Connection
    Parliament-Funkentelechy vs The Placebo Syndrome
    Pink Floyd-The Wall
    Porcupine Tree-Fear Of A Blank Planet
    Prince-Purple Rain
    Rush-Moving Pictures
    Scorpions-In Trance
    Steven Wilson-The Raven That Refused To Sing
    The Who-Who's Next
    Yes-Close To the Edge

    Ohh well, guess I broke the rulez..... :)
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  25. gkella

    gkella Forum Resident

    Toronto, Canada
    Jethro Tull Aqualung
    Beatles Sgt Peppers
    Dylan Blonde On Blonde
    Procal Harum A Salty Dog
    James Gang Rides Again
    Allman Brothers Live at The Fillmore
    Grateful Dead American Beauty
    YES The YES Album
    Van Morrison Astral Weeks
    Beatles Revolver
    Beatles Rubber Soul
    Rolling Stones Beggars Banquet
    Rolling Stones Sticky Fingers
    Steven Wilson Hand Cannot Erase
    YES Close To The Edge
    Paul Simon Graceland
    Jackson Browne For Everyman
    Joe Walsh Barnstorm
    Crosby Stills and Nash (first self titled album)
    Spirit Twelve Dreams of Dr Sardonicus

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