Your Personal Top 100 Albums of All Time ?

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  1. Zeki

    Zeki Forum Resident

    Ha ha. (I did, in fact, compile a top 100 list a number of years ago (inspired by a forum thread) and keep it handy…so I could post it all at once! But I won’t. And, by the way, it gets tweaked on occasion.)
     
  2. babyblue

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    I'd probably add the Badfinger album to my list. Ronson is an interesting choice.
     
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  3. Synthfreek

    Synthfreek I’m a ray of sunshine & bastion of positivity

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  4. Evethingandnothing

    Evethingandnothing Forum Resident

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    It should be 101, otherwise, no way. Impossible.

    I might attempt it later if I'm in the mood though.
     
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  5. Fischman

    Fischman RockMonster, ClassicalMaster, and JazzMeister

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    That's not even my favorite Foghat album, but it's still way cool to see you cite it. Kudos.
     
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  6. Fischman

    Fischman RockMonster, ClassicalMaster, and JazzMeister

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  7. bhazen

    bhazen Fab Fourever!

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    I read "Top 100" as "Top 5". ;)Reading through my Top 100 would likely be tedious for you; I presume the same for the rest of the thread ...

    https://www.amazon.com/Compact-Disc-Singles-Box-Set/dp/B000008DB6
    CD Singles Collection,
    the Beatles. Not an "album", really, but fits on 2 CD-Rs if you've got the patience to assemble it thusly. In my opinion, the best 44-track representation of the Beatles' universal appeal and brilliance. My #1 "desert island" item.

    https://www.amazon.com/Ravi-Shankar-Collection-Morning-Evening/dp/B0007TY9BU/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?crid=3T6E6NZCTSBAH&keywords=ravi+Shankar+morning+raga+evening&qid=1659737547&sprefix=ravi+shankar+morning+raga+evening,aps,242&sr=8-2
    A Morning Raga/An Evening Raga,
    Ravi Shankar. The first Ravi LP I bought for myself, back in the '60s. Represents my ever-increasing collection of North Indian classical music, that I adore. It may be the most-listened-to genre in my collection at the moment.

    https://www.amazon.com/Things-Must-Pass-George-Harrison/dp/B01KB21YHO/ref=mp_s_a_1_8?crid=1LZNX522G5VX5&keywords=all+things+must+pass+george+harrison+cd&qid=1659737660&sprefix=all+things+must+pass+george+,aps,241&sr=8-8
    All Things Must Pass, George Harrison. My adoration for this album just continues to grow across the years; what a collection of songs, what a collection of musicians realizing George's vision.

    https://www.amazon.com/Stealers-Wheel-Japanese-Reissue/dp/B08VXQL5VR/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?crid=2F8G4HKKVOMZA&keywords=stealers+wheels+cd+japan&qid=1659738149&sprefix=stealers+wheels+cd+japan,aps,261&sr=8-2
    Stealers Wheel, Stealers Wheel. Sadly remembered today as a "one hit wonder", these guys put out three wonderful albums of singer/songwriter pop. The self-titled debut, recorded at Apple Studio, is a wonderful, rustic ramble slightly reminiscent of Let It Be-period Fabs.

    https://www.amazon.com/CROWDED-HOUSE-TIME-EARTH-DELUXE/dp/B01M6AZS6M/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?crid=2OEVFNGXWZU2U&keywords=time+on+earth+crowded+House+cd&qid=1659738728&sprefix=time+on+earth+crowded+house+cd,aps,277&sr=8-2
    Time On Earth, Crowded House. Okay finally, something 21st Century! In my opinion, the best album of the last two decades; one I never tire of. Neil Finn is my favourite songwriter still creating, and this set never fails to move me.
     
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  8. Fischman

    Fischman RockMonster, ClassicalMaster, and JazzMeister

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    Any list with Days of Future Passed at the top gets an up vote from me!
     
  9. babyblue

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    A few I'd add:

    Badfinger - Wish You Were Here
    Randy Newman - Sail Away
    Randy Newman - Good Old Boys
    Neil Young - Zuma (first Neil album)
    Van Morrison - Astral Weeks

    When I made my favorites by year list, the 1970s killed me.
     
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  10. babyblue

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    I love the Stealers Wheel album. On the other hand, I was kinda disappointed in Time On Earth.
     
  11. babyblue

    babyblue Patches Pal!

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    Eh, if you have something ready like I did (also inspired by another forum thread), post it. Why not?
     
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  12. Zeki

    Zeki Forum Resident

    These are just in alphabetical order. I figure it is difficult enough coming up with 100 in the elite category so I’m not taking it any further. Also, I tacked on the list of albums that were on at one point but that were later cut.
    Top 100 Albums (updated 08-21-21)

    1) Allman Brothers Band
    Brothers and Sisters ‘73

    2)Alejandro Escovedo
    A Man Under the Influence '01
    The Crossing’ ‘18

    4)The Band
    Stage Fright '70

    5)The Beatles
    Revolver '66
    Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band '67
    Abbey Road '69

    8)Billy Bragg & Wilco ‘Mermaid Avenue’ ‘98

    9)Blue Mountain
    Dog Days '95

    10)Bob Dylan
    Blonde on Blonde '66
    Blood on the Tracks '75

    12)Bottle Rockets
    The Brooklyn Side '94
    24 Hours a Day '97

    14)Counting Crows
    August and Everything After '93

    15)Creedence Clearwater Revival
    Green River '69
    Cosmos Factory '70

    17)Crosby, Stills & Nash
    Self-Titled ‘69

    18)Decemberists
    Picaresque '05
    The King Is Dead '11
    I’ll Be Your Girl ‘18

    21)Dire Straits
    Dire Straits '78
    Communique ‘79

    23)The Doors
    L.A. Woman '71

    24)Drive-ByTruckers
    Southern Rock Opera '01
    Decoration Day '03
    A Blessing and a Curse '06
    American Band ‘16

    28)Elton John
    Goodbye Yellow Brick Road '73

    29)Elvis Costello
    My Aim is True '77

    30)Free
    Fire and Water '70
    Highway ‘70

    32)Golden Smog
    Down by the Old Mainstream '96

    33)Grateful Dead
    American Beauty '70
    Workingman's Dead '70

    35)Jackson Browne
    Running On Empty ‘77

    36)The Jayhawks
    Hollywood Town Hall '92
    Tomorrow the Green Grass '95

    38)Jethro Tull
    Aqualung '71
    Thick as a Brick '72

    40)Joni Mitchell
    Court and Spark '74
    The Hissing of Summer Lawns '75

    42)The Kinks
    Something Else ‘67
    We Are the Village Green Preservation Society '68
    Muswell Hillbillies '71

    45)Led Zeppelin
    III '70
    IV ‘71
    Houses of the Holy '73

    48)The Long Ryders
    State of Our Union '85
    Two-Fisted Tales ‘87

    50)Marshall Tucker Band
    Where We All Belong '74

    51)Modern Lovers
    Modern Lovers '76

    52)Neil Young
    After The Gold Rush ‘70
    On the Beach '74
    Tonight's the Night '75

    55)Neil Young & Crazy Horse
    Zuma '75
    Greendale '03

    57)New Riders of the Purple Sage
    Self-Titled ‘71

    58)Old 97's
    Graveyard Whistling '17

    59)The Ozark Mountain Daredevils
    The Ozark Mountain Daredevils '73
    It'll Shine When It Shines '74
    The Car Over the Lake Album '75

    62)Paul and Linda McCartney
    Ram '71

    63)Paul McCartney & Wings
    Band on the Run '73

    64)Pink Floyd
    Dark Side of the Moon '73
    Wish You Were Here '75
    The Wall '79
    The Final Cut '83

    68)Richard & Linda Thompson
    I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight '74

    69)Rickie Lee Jones
    Rickie Lee Jones '79
    Pirates ‘81

    71)Rod Stewart
    Every Picture Tells a Story '71

    72)Roger Waters
    Amused To Death ‘92
    Is This The Life We Really Want '17

    74)Rolling Stones
    Let it Bleed '69
    Sticky Fingers '71

    76)Rory Gallagher
    Rory Gallagher '71
    Tattoo '73

    78)Ryan Adams
    Gold '01
    Demolition '02

    80)Son Volt
    Trace '95
    Straightaways '97

    82)Steppenwolf
    The Second '68
    Monster '69

    84)Uncle Tupelo
    March 16-20 1992 ‘92
    Anodyne '93

    86)Uriah Heep
    Look at Yourself '71
    Demons & Wizards '72

    88)Van Morrison
    Moondance '70
    His Band & Street Choir '70
    Saint Dominic's Preview '72

    91)The Waterboys
    This is the Sea '85
    Fisherman's Blues '88
    Room to Roam '90

    94)Whiskeytown
    Faithless Street '95

    95)Will Quinlan & the Diviners
    Navasota '08

    96)The Who
    Who's Next '71
    Quadrophenia '73

    98)Wilco
    Being There '96
    Summerteeth '99
    Yankee Hotel Foxtrot '02

    60s: 11; 70s: 50; 80s: 6; 90s: 17; 00s: 10; and 10s: 6

    Bumped:
    Bob Dylan ‘Desire’ ‘76
    Gene Clark & Carla Olson ‘So Rebellious A Lover’
    George Harrison ‘All Things Must Pass’
    Jay Bennett $ Edward Burch ‘The Palace at 4 a.m.’
    Neil Young & Crazy Horse ‘Rust Never Sleeps’
    Allman Brothers Band ‘At Fillmore East’
    The Band '69
    Rubber Soul '65
    Bringing It All Back Home '65
    Highway 61 Revisited '65
    Honky Chateau '72
    The River ‘80
    Gram Parsons ‘Grievous Angel’
    Van Morrison ‘Into The Music’
    White Album
    Born To Run
    Tapestry
     
  13. mark winstanley

    mark winstanley Certified dinosaur, who likes physical product

    I'll give this a go at some point...
    It will be difficult, and there's no way I could put it in order lol
     
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  14. Cobra verde

    Cobra verde Forum Resident

    Here are 16 of them. (I'll take a look at the others).

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  15. DJ LX

    DJ LX Forum Resident

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    Peter Gabriel - So 1986
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    According to Eddie Van Halen, So is one of the last, if not the last, albums he bought.

    Diana Ross - Diana 1980
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    Diana is one of the first albums I bought, way back in 1980 as a twelve year old!

     
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  16. The Lone Cadaver

    The Lone Cadaver Bass & Keys Cadaver

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    Today's top 12 - just one per band

    1 The Who - Who's Next
    2 The Pretty Things - Parachute
    3 The James Gang - Rides Again
    4 John Entwistle - Smash Your Head Against the Wall
    5 Steppenwolf - Monster
    6 Procol Harum - Exotic Birds & Fruit
    7 Deep Purple - Fireball
    7 The Kinks - Preservation
    9 Caravan - For Girls Who Grow Plump in the Night
    10 King Crimson - Red
    11 Camel - Stationary Traveler
    12 The Strawbs - Hero and Heroine
     
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  17. drds89

    drds89 atmosphericpostrockprogmetaldoomdronedreamgaze

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    We'll just do one post a time or this will be overwhelming:

    KING CRIMSON: Discipline
     
  18. Zeki

    Zeki Forum Resident

    Oh…my list is strictly rock-based. I keep jazz separate.
     
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  19. steveharris

    steveharris Senior Member

    Location:
    Mass
    In no order:
    Led Zeppelin
    Beatles
    Stones
    Who
    Doors
    Pink Floyd
    AC/DC
    Van Halen
    Bowie
    Clash
    Hendrix
    Skynyrd
    Iron Maiden
    Neil Young
    Tom Petty
    Black Sabbath
    Creedence
    Queen
    Rush
    Metallica
    Thin Lizzy
    Jethro Tull
    ………I am sure I can dig a hundred just from these bands.
     
  20. MythosDreamLab

    MythosDreamLab Forum Resident

    Location:
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    I've got about 2,000 CD's and have easily owned another 2,000 records, in the last 50 years and my "all-time" fav's change like changing my underwear...

    I'll go with my long-time favorite 10 releases...

    1. Joy Division: Unknown Pleasures
    2. Chameleons: Script of the Bridge
    3. Simple Minds: New Gold Dream
    4. Cure: 17 Seconds
    5. Can: Future Days
    6. Hendrix: Electric Ladyland
    7. Pink Floyd: Dark side of the Moon
    8. Far East Family Band: Nipponjin
    9. Camel: Mirage
    10: Bob Marley: Greatest Hits
     
  21. MythosDreamLab

    MythosDreamLab Forum Resident

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    The post asked for ALBUMS, not GROUPS... lol
     
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  22. Daniel Plainview

    Daniel Plainview God's Lonely Man

    Not in order:

    1. The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
    2. David Bowie - Low
    3. Genesis- Foxtrot
    4. Genesis - Selling England by The Pound
    5. The Beach Boys - Little Deuce Coupe
    6. David Bowie - Outside
    7. David Bowie - Aladdin Sane
    8. The Beach Boys - Summer Days (and Summer Nights)
    9. The Beach Boys - Smiley Smile
    10. The Beach Boys - Holland
    11. The Beach Boys - Friends
    12. Genesis - Nursery Cryme
    13. The Beach Boys - All Summer long
    14. The Beach Boys - Love You
    15. The Beach Boys- Surfer Girl
    16. The Beach Boys - Sunflower
    17. The Beach Boys - Surfs Up
    18. The Beach Boys - Carl & The Passions
    19. The Beach Boys - 20/20
    20. The Beach Boys - Wild Honey
    21. The Beach Boys - Shut Down II
    22. The Beach Boys - in Concert
    23. The Beach Boys - Today
    24. Metallica - Master of Puppets
    25. Alice Cooper - Welcome To My Nightmare
    26. David Bowie - Diamond Dogs
    27. Ben Folds Five - Reinhold Messner
    28. Pink Floyd - Animals
    29. Radiohead - OK Computer
    30. David Bowie- Man Who Sold The World
    31. Radiohead - Kid A
    32. The Monkees - Pisces Aquarius Jones LTD
    33. The Who - By Numbers
    34. Mr. Bungle - Disco Volante
    35. Pearl Jam - Vitalogy
    36. Genesis - s/t (shapes)
    37. KISS - Dynasty
    38. KISS - s/t
    39. Radiohead - The Bends
    39. Captain Beefheart - Bluejeans and Moonbeams
    40. Elton John - Captain Fantastic
    41. David Bowie- Station to Station
    42. David Bowie- Scary Monsters
    43. David Bowie - Heroes
    44. David Bowie- Hunky Dory
    45. Ben Folds Five - s/t
    46. Fiona Apple - When The Pawn
    47. Led Zeppelin - III
    48. Pearl Jam - Ten
    49. George Harrison - All Things Must Pass
    50. David Bowie - Tin Machine
    51. Genesis - Trespass
    52. Genesis - Trick of the Tail
    53. Genesis - Wind and Wuthering
    54. Beck - Mutations
    55. Faith No More - Angel Dust
    56. Pink Floyd - Dark Side of Moon
    57. Pink Floyd - Piper at Gates of Dawn
    58. The Monkees - Instant Replay
    59. KISS - Destroyer
    60. KISS - Love Gun
    61. Metallica - Ride the Lightning
    62. Metallica - And Justice For All
    63. Slayer - Reign In Blood
    64. Johnny Cash - At Folsom Prison
    65. Johnny Cash - At San Quentin
    66. Neil Young - Sleeps With Angels
    67. Neil Young - Harvest
    68. Neil Young - Rust Never Sleeps
    69. The Monkees - Head
    70. Neil Young - Tonight's The Night
    71. Iron Maiden – Powerslave
    72. Pearl Jam - No Code
    73. Brian Wilson - That Lucky Old Sun
    74. Roger Waters - Amused to Death
    75. Frank Sinatra - Watertown
    76. Simon and Garfunkel - Bookends
    77. The Rolling Stones - Between The Buttons
    78. The Rolling Stones - Decembers Children
    79. Elvis - From Elvis in Memphis
    80. Elvis - In Person
    81. Pink Floyd- Division Bell
    82. Fiona Apple - Idler Wheel
    83. Fiona Apple - Fetch the Bolt Cutters
    84. Pink Floyd - Final Cut
    85. Harry Nilsson - Son of Nilsson
    86. Faith No More - Real Thing
    87. Mr. Bungle - California
    88. Paul McCartney - Ram
    89. Beck - Odelay
    90. Bob Dylan - Time Out of Mind
    91. Dion - s/t (Abe Martin John)
    92. Derek & Dominoes - Layla
    93. Talking Heads - Building and Food
    94. Johnny Cash - Ride This Train
    95. The Beatles - Rubber Soul
    96. Beck - Stereopathetic Soul Manure
    97. The Beatles - Sgt Pepper
    98. The Beatles - White Album
    99. The Beatles - For Sale
    100. THE Beatles- Magical Mystery To
     
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  23. steveharris

    steveharris Senior Member

    Location:
    Mass
    I know but rather than list 100……:)

    ………That is a rough list I would have to update!
    Maybe later if I get a chance.
     
  24. malcolm reynolds

    malcolm reynolds Handsome, Humble, Genius

    Location:
    Oklahoma
    Yes, I have my favorite artists. These are set in stone. After that not so sure.

    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 and Nico
    07 The Velvet Underground - White Light/White Heat
    08 The Beatles - White Album
    09 The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
    10 Neil Young - On The Beach
    11 Metallica - Ride The Lightning
    12 Metallica - Master Of Puppets
    13 Bob Dylan - Time Out Of Mind
    14 Iron Maiden - Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son
    15 Slayer - Reign In Blood
     
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  25. Chris Schoen

    Chris Schoen Rock 'n Roll !!!

    Location:
    Maryland, U.S.A.
    "Fickle Heart" Sniff 'n The Tears, maybe in the top 50.
     

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