Your top 5 albums of all time?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by LadyGrinningSoul, Jul 3, 2015.

  1. silvina

    silvina Forum Resident

    I'm counting STUDIO ALBUMS ONLY. If I counted compilations the list would be a bit different
    1. Madness - 7
    2. New Order - Technique
    3. Dusty Springfield - Everything's Coming Up Dusty
    4. Madonna - True Blue
    5. Fiction Facory - Throw The Warped Wheel Out
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  2. Instant Dharma

    Instant Dharma Elliptical Envelopment

    East Bay, Ca
    I got a top 3.

    Animals - Pink Floyd
    Signals- Rush
    Abbey Road - Beatles

    My tastes change so often that its hard to go beyond that but thats been the same for the last 20 years or so.
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  3. AKdot

    AKdot Active Member

    Valencia, Spain
    Bee Thousand Guided By Voices
    Purple Rain Prince & The Revolution
    Slanted & Enchanted Pavement
    Third Big Star
    To Pimp A Butterfly Kendrick Lamar

    Today, anyway.
  4. dzhason

    dzhason Forum President

    Geez, this is a hard one.
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  5. StevenC

    StevenC SUEDE > Both Oasis AND Blur.

    #1 Sounds cliche but I have been there since the mid 80s!

    1. THE QUEEN IS DEAD - The Smiths
    2. VIOLATOR - Depeche Mode
    3. SUEDE - Suede
    4. 1999 - Prince
    5. HUNKY DORY - David Bowie
  6. Maccaroni

    Maccaroni Forum Resident

    Bay Area, CA
    Hmmm. In no particular order:

    Arcade Fire - Funeral
    Radiohead - OK Computer
    PJ Harvey - White Chalk
    Wilco - A Ghost Is Born
    Pink Floyd - The Wall
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  7. Andy Smith

    Andy Smith Forum Resident

    The Strawbs 'Hero & Heroine'
    The Doctors Of Madness 'Late Night Movies, All Night Brainstorms'
    Bowie 'Aladdin Sane'
    Eno 'Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy)'
    Simon & Garfunkel's Greatest Hits (the one from the early 70s with the live version of 'For Emily...' on).
  8. The Lizard King

    The Lizard King Forum Resident

    Sydney, Australia
    1. The Soft Parade - The Doors
    2. Back In Black - AC/DC
    3. Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
    4. Appetite For Destruction - Guns 'N Roses
    5. Physical Graffiti - Led Zeppelin
  9. Picca

    Picca Forum Resident

    Modena, Italy
    Little Feat - Columbus
    Beatles 67-70
    Stones- Rolled Gold
    Band - Last Waltz
    Zeppelin - Tsrts
  10. .....probably wouldn't include anything released after 1968!
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  11. Terrapin Station

    Terrapin Station Forum Resident

    NYC Man
    I have no idea how I could honestly pick five albums and say they're my favorites. It's not like there have been five albums I play far more than others--I'm very OCD in that I've always listened to music systematically, for maximum variety. I pretty much only listen to music two ways: (1) I play through entire discographies in chronological order of the many hundreds of artists I'm a fan of , and (2) I keep those entire discographies "loaded" (starting almost 30 years ago I did this via large-capacity CD players, then it was iTunes/iPods and now streaming) and play either albums or tracks on shuffle. And that's it.

    There are literally hundreds of albums that I love as much as I can love any album.

    There aren't even five genres I love far more than others. I routinely collect 30-50 genres (depending on how you divide them up). So it's not as if I could even pick something like a token poster child for each of five favorite genres.
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  12. Xabby

    Xabby Forum Resident

    Galicia (Spain)
    No order

    1. Pink Floyd - "The Dark Side of The Moon"
    2. Deep Purple - "Machine Head"
    3. Led Zeppelin - "IV"
    5. Genesis - "The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway"
    6. The Eagles - "Hotel California"
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  13. HfxBob

    HfxBob Forum Resident

    Agreed, five is too small a number.
  14. Ted Dinard

    Ted Dinard Forum Resident

    Boston suburb
    Rock and Roll
    Little Richard, Here's Little Richard
    Stooges, Fun House
    Ramones, Ramones
    Replacements, Let It Be
    Replacements, Tim

    John Coltrane, Blue Train
    Art Blakey/Jazz Messangers, Moanin'
    Lee Morgan, The Sidewinder
    Louis Armstrong, Hot Fives and Sevens
    Charlie Parker, Legendary Dial Masters

    Beethoven 9, Furtwängler, 1951 Bayreuth
    Wagner, Tristan und Isolde, Furtwängler, 1952 London
    Webern, Complete Works, Boulez, Berlin, 2000
    Mahler 9, Abbado 2002 Berlin
    Sviatoslav Richter, Carnegie Hall Recital 1960

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  15. acemachine26

    acemachine26 Forum Resident

    These aren't the definitive 5 but some of my all-time favourites:

    Can - Future Days
    Mahavishnu Orchestra - Inner Mounting Flame
    Milton Nascimento & Lo Borges - Clube da Esquina
    Eberhard Weber - The Colours of Chloe
    David Crosby - If I Could Only Remember My Name
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  16. frogsborne

    frogsborne Forum Resident

    Northern Soul and Grace are two of my all time favourite albums. I get where you are coming from, how you can relate to the lyrics on Northern Soul because you are from the north
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  17. Nick Dunning

    Nick Dunning Forum Resident

    That was also explain, coming from North London, why I love The Kinks so much. The 'Arthur' LP, in particular, could be about my family.

    'A Northern Soul' is a superb record though, even for a Londoner.
  18. ramdom

    ramdom Hoarder Hearing

    Perth ON, Canada
    When I see so many people's Top Fives...I just can't do it. Each post/user has an amazing handful of classics that I could never narrow it down to just five, which just makes me lurk and respect those w/ defined and definite favourites. It's simply beyond me...
  19. Mike Reynolds

    Mike Reynolds Forum Resident

    I'm not into Electronic stuff, but this is a great album. My neighbor turned me on to Mezzanine, and Tweekend by Crystal Method. I already had Connected by the Stereo MC's so that's three albums from that genre for me now. And when you're in the mood for that kind of stuff, it's awesome!
  20. yarbles

    yarbles Too sick to pray

    Physical Graffiti
    Diamond Dogs
    Dog Man Star
    Ride The Lightning
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  21. a customer

    a customer Forum Resident

    Jesus Christ superstar is an amazing album . The remastered (about 5 years ago i think) version sounded awesome. It doesn't make my top 5 but I don't know what albums do I will have to think about it.
  22. DPK

    DPK Forum Resident

    Lexington, SC
    1. The Wedding Present- Seamonsters
    2. Pearl Jam- No Code
    3. The Afghan Whigs- Black Love
    4. Rocket from the Crypt- Circa: Now!
    5a. Soul Asylum- Hang Time
    5b. GbV- Bee Thousand
    5c. Pavement- Slanted and Enchanted
    5d. Dinosaur Jr- Green Mind
    5e. RFTC- Scream, Dracula, Scream
    5f. The Cure- Disintegration
    5g. Paul Weller- Wild Wood
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2018
  23. DPK

    DPK Forum Resident

    Lexington, SC
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  24. Mike Reynolds

    Mike Reynolds Forum Resident

    I'm so used to burning my own "Best Of"compilation cds that it's rare for me to listen to albums anymore. So while these might be my five favorite albums (today), I still think I'd get bored if these were all I had to listen to on a desert island...

    The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers
    Aerosmith - Rocks
    Peter Frampton - Frampton Comes Alive
    Led Zeppelin - Presence (just barely over P.G.)
    Bruce Springsteen - (a truncated version of) The River
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