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Title: What is for you the best album ever ?
Post by: Nick Jr III on 2003-05-16 21:41:30
What's the best Album you have ever listend to ?

One album only !
Let me the first : Iron Mainden - Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son in 1989 when I was 10 !!!
thanks to my Daddy !
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Post by: Annuka on 2003-05-16 22:44:56
Kate Bush - Lionheart.

Except I disliked it the first five times I heard it - then I quickly grew to like it.

7th Son of a 7th Son is however a very good album, although I like No Prayer for the Dying from Iron Maiden better.
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Post by: rjamorim on 2003-05-16 23:17:28
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here - Shine On boxed set edition.
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Post by: goweropolis on 2003-05-17 00:08:54
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Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here - Shine On boxed set edition.

Close, but my personal choice is "The Dark Side Of The Moon". 
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Post by: Cygnus X1 on 2003-05-17 00:12:46
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Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here - Shine On boxed set edition.

<--------- Me too....what a coincidence 
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Post by: bddoucette on 2003-05-17 00:13:42
 Just one   
The Who - The Kids Are Alright
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Post by: _Shorty on 2003-05-17 00:39:44
Jane's Addiction - Nothing's Shocking

I'm a big Perry Farrell fan.  Most, if not all, of his music is pretty simple and straight forward, but that doesn't mean it can't be beautiful too, which I think it is.  That first major-label album is my favourite though, I can listen to that from start to finish pretty much any time.  I like his Porno For Pyros stuff too, and his solo album from 2002, but that one's the one.  So far anyways. (May or may not have something to do with the fact that the day this came out and I bought it was also the day I dropped acid for the first time and listened to that album over and over all night as I was chauffered around with a bunch of friends.  I think I was 17, I think it was 1988, was a great night, from my perspective anyways, haha)
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Post by: dreamliner77 on 2003-05-17 00:44:39
Pink Floyd - Animals
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Post by: mrosscook on 2003-05-17 00:48:06
Bob Dylan, "Highway 61 Revisited".  No question about it. 

From the opening Al Kooper organ riff on "Like a Rolling Stone", right through to "Desolation Row", consistently brilliant lyrics and terrific instrumentals, especially Mike Bloomfield's guitar.

When you're lost in the rain in Juarez, when it's Easter time too --
And your gravity fails, and negativity don't pull ya through --
Don't put on any airs when you're down on Rue Morgue Avenue;
They got some hungry women there, and they'll really make a mess out of you....
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Post by: MachineHead on 2003-05-17 00:48:52
At this moment.....

I can honestly say 'You Had It Coming' by Jeff Beck.

Next week, however, might reveal something much better. But that's a chance I'll have to take.....
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Post by: dB on 2003-05-17 01:13:34
"New Gold Dream", Simple Minds
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Post by: Andavari on 2003-05-17 01:20:57
Emperor "Prometheus - The Discipline Of Fire & Demise" (2001)
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Post by: skywaffle on 2003-05-17 01:34:35
That's a tough one!!

Rush - 2112

(Tied for second...  Pink Floyd - A Momentary Lapse Of Reason & The Division Bell)
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Post by: cookie on 2003-05-17 01:37:41
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"New Gold Dream", Simple Minds

and another coincidence; this is also my favourite!
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Post by: Pio2001 on 2003-05-17 02:02:45
This Mortal Coil - It Will End In Tears
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Post by: sub_static on 2003-05-17 05:19:38
'The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper' came close, but I have to go with 'The Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness'.

I listened (and still listen) to 'Mellon Collie' much more, and it carries emotional imprints from the point in my life when I was listening to it most. Each song carries a different set of memories, depending on what I was thinking and feeling when I listened to that particular song. In a way, the things you were thinking/feeling/experiencing when you were listening to an album affect your opinion of it more than the album itself.

The songs on 'Mellon Collie' also traversed (and provoked) a variety of moods and emotions from beginning to end. 'X.Y.U', for example, would raise my adrenaline to the point that I felt I could (and wanted to) destroy a city with my bare hands. 'We Only Come Out At Night' (the song immediately following 'X.Y.U') would have an opposite, calming effect. I think that the ability to easily and drastically influence the listener's emotions is the mark of a great album. 'Sgt. Pepper' did the same, but not as effectively as 'Mellon Collie'.
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Post by: manusate on 2003-05-17 05:46:41
THE VELVET UNDERGROUND AND NICO

I can´t remember any other album that can compete with this one. You know, even the cover was an Andy Warhol masterpiece. Peel slowly and see...
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Post by: mekon21 on 2003-05-17 05:57:35
Toss up between

The Beatles- Revolver or
The Who- Quadrophenia (The Who at their very best)
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Post by: layer3maniac on 2003-05-17 07:47:57
Traffic - Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys
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Post by: Megaman on 2003-05-17 08:05:21
Metallica - "Live Shit: Binge & Purge" - Mexico City , 1993. (3CDs)
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Post by: Sebastian Mares on 2003-05-17 08:29:47
All Pink Floyd albums!
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Post by: userXYZ on 2003-05-17 08:49:50
Bad Religion - Suffer
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Post by: alfa156 on 2003-05-17 09:32:03
Eric Clapton - Unplugged

the perfect album when you're "down & out".....
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Post by: john33 on 2003-05-17 09:55:57
If I must pick just one, Pink Floyd - The Wall. But, any Pink Floyd, Dire Straits, Simple Minds plus many others.

Since there seems to be such a liking for Pink Floyd and other stuff of similar age, is everyone as old as I am, or is it just an appreciation of good music?
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Post by: rjamorim on 2003-05-17 10:01:32
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Since there seems to be such a liking for Pink Floyd and other stuff of similar age, is everyone as old as I am, or is it just an appreciation of good music?

Since we have more than 35 years separating our births, I would believe it's just that "People Know What's Good™"
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Post by: fragtal on 2003-05-17 10:59:44
It's too difficult to answer this, cause the music I hear strongly depends on moods. That's what makes me switch between cradle of filth, marilyn manson or weird al yankovic. Maybe in ten years, wehn I can look back at 15years of music experience I'll be able to choose my own favorite album. Hélas, not now...
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Post by: 264556 on 2003-05-17 12:04:38
Tool - Ænima.

Very Loud.
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Post by: Rommel on 2003-05-17 12:44:14
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This Mortal Coil - It Will End In Tears

beautiful album Pio2001
but Ummagumma - Pink Floyd is successful to change my way to listen to music
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Post by: hujay on 2003-05-17 15:25:14
Incredible String Band - 5000 Spirits (Layers of the Onion)

An absolute revelation in a time of 'Itsy-Bitsy, Teeny-Weeny, Yellow Polka-Dot Bikinis'

Surprised not to see any Dylan in here, but pleased at the amount of Pink Floyd.

UJ
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Post by: Peter Harris on 2003-05-17 15:51:36
Right exactly now?

Enya - Watermark.

Ask me again tomorrow and I'll give you a different answer.
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Post by: Jan S. on 2003-05-17 16:07:36
What Are Your 5 Favorite Albums Of All Time? (http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?act=ST&f=17&t=3355&hl=best+album&s=)
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Post by: chrisgeleven on 2003-05-17 16:23:27
Nirvana: Nevermind - Everything changed in music and my life when this came out.
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Post by: AtaqueEG on 2003-05-17 18:39:37
I don't know.
But I'll tell you the name of the album that changed my life:
Guns N' Roses - Appetite for destruction

It opened my eyes to better music (what I listened to before is embarrasing...)
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Post by: anthrax on 2003-05-17 18:54:15
Hard to choose.
I'd say my favourite album is "System Of A Down - Steal This Album!"
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Post by: Xenion on 2003-05-17 19:08:41
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Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here - Shine On boxed set edition.

yey! i've got the shine on box too!
best album: coldplay - a rush of blood to the head
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Post by: grbmusic on 2003-05-17 19:38:18
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What Are Your 5 Favorite Albums Of All Time? (http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?act=ST&f=17&t=3355&hl=best+album&s=)

Like I said in another thread (What Are Your 5 Favorite Albums Of All Time? )

Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here 
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Post by: rjamorim on 2003-05-17 20:12:34
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yey! i've got the shine on box too!

I can only congratulate you.


Wee! Floyd is winning by a large margin.
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Post by: Solarfall on 2003-05-17 20:58:39
I have no idea. I love too much genres and albums to pick one. Even 5 albums would be hard.

Nevertheless, some of my favourites:

Nargaroth - Herbstleyd
Darkthrone - The united trilogy of A blaze in the northern sky/Under a funeral moon/Transylvanian hunger
Moonblood - Split LP with Deathspell Omega
Burzum - The first 4 albums are all equally good
Tool - Aenima
Pink Floyd - The dark side of the moon
Led Zeppelin - IV
Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphonie Nr. 9 (Karajan/Berliner Philharmoniker)
Richard Wagner - Parsifal (Knappertsbusch/Chor und Orchester der Bayreuther Festspiele, 1951)
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Post by: Volcano on 2003-05-17 22:08:34
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john33 wrote:
But, any Pink Floyd, Dire Straits, Simple Minds plus many others.


If somebody asks me about my favourite bands, Dire Straits and Pink Floyd are always the first two I mention.  I think our tastes of music match very well. (Assuming you like Eagles, Bruce Springsteen, Toto, Enya ... also )

I'm not sure what to pick as my absolute favourite. Probably still Dire Straits - On Every Street.


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Peter Harris wrote:
Enya - Watermark.


Hey, thanks for the reminder. That'll be my bedtime music tonight.
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Post by: STSinNYC on 2003-05-17 22:18:58
Top album: Handel's Messiah (Academy of St. Martin in the Fields)
Next four would all be sacred music also:
Mozart - Great Mass (in C minor)
Vivaldi - Glorias - Dixit Dominus;Magnfifcat; Beatus Vir
Bach - St. Matthew's Passion
Aretha Franklin- One Faith, One Lord, One Baptism
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Post by: Annuka on 2003-05-17 23:39:36
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Top album: Handel's Messiah (Academy of St. Martin in the Fields)

Double Decca release? I have that too and it is simply fantastic.
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Post by: ExUser on 2003-05-18 04:43:06
Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells III
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Post by: SenatR The Last on 2003-05-21 06:54:25
Best soundtrack ever - Gladiator by Hans Zimmer.
Best Album - Yes "Homeworld" 1999.
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Post by: budgie on 2003-05-21 09:08:58
Hmmm... interesting how many fans Pink Floyds have... I've been listening to music from 1967 (I was 12 then  ) but never liked the ones like Pink Floyd, Rolling Stones, Elton John, Simon & Garfunkel, Bob Dylan, Status Quo and a pair of others... till today I don't why. It just happened so.
But always and from the very start I liked Beatles, King Crimson, Yes, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Budgie, Atomic Rooster, ELP, Santana, Deep Purple, Jethro Tull, Genesis, AC/DC, Uriah Heep, ZZ Top, Rush and many, many others...
I have more than 8000 albums and really don't know, what could be the best. Depends a lot on the mood...
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Post by: bodhy on 2003-05-21 20:02:11
Some of my prefered ones:

Depeche Mode - "Violator"
Pink Floyd - it's difficult to select one... maybe "Pulse" for the great "songs combo" and the live recording...
Metallica - difficult to pick one again... maybe "Black album", the transition...
Placebo - "Without you I'm nothing"
David Bowie - "White tie, black noise"
Autechre - "Garbage EP" (The electronic-abstrabtion-state-of-the-art)
Radiohead - "Kid A"
The Prodigy - "The Fat of the land"
Los Ilegales - "Regreso al sexo quimicamente puro". "Los ilegales" are an spanish rock band, with great great lyrics, the translation of the title of the album is something like "Return to chemical-pure sex"...

There are more... but I think are my prefered ones.
Regards.
b:.
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Post by: rohangc on 2003-05-22 08:20:17
Iron Maiden-"Brave New World"
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Post by: ViPER1313 on 2003-05-23 16:37:40
Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP
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Post by: Ogig on 2003-05-23 19:09:21
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Best soundtrack ever - Gladiator by Hans Zimmer.


That is really an awesome album, and very sad.

I'll have to throw in a soundtrack as well:
David Arnold -- Stargate

It might be a dull movie but the soundtrack is one of the most powerful and dynamic pieces of classical music I've ever heard.
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Post by: Zyria on 2003-05-23 22:14:57
No Tangerine Dream fans here?

My favorite album of all time is Tangerine Dream - The Dream Mixes

Close second is Delerium - Karma.
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Post by: Jaro on 2003-05-23 23:02:16
Tool - AEnima
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Post by: ashwken on 2003-05-24 06:05:38
Truth - Jeff Beck/Rod Stewart
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Post by: PoisonDan on 2003-05-26 14:23:58
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Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here - Shine On boxed set edition.

yey! i've got the shine on box too!
best album: coldplay - a rush of blood to the head

I got that box too !

And here's another vote for "Wish You Were Here" 
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Post by: brett on 2003-05-26 17:40:13
the waterboys -- fisherman's blues
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Post by: dTb on 2003-05-27 04:55:44
It's just impossible for me to pick one, even five is too hard. So many albums mean so many things to me that it's just not fair to pick one over another.
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Post by: nyarlathotep on 2003-05-30 22:41:54
Slint - Spiderland

It's an unknown masterpiece, a secret garden. It's the start of many of my favourite groups such as Tortoise or Palace Brothers.
I could also have said The Velvet Underground and Nico or Joy Division - Closer, or many more.
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Post by: Jebus on 2003-05-30 23:57:49
While I would like to second that "Velvet Underground and Nico" suggestion, I thought I'd pick something else...

"Psychocandy" by The Jesus and Mary Chain. Holy Crap it's good.
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Post by: ReDVsion on 2003-05-31 01:33:58
Difficult... for Jazz I'd say either:

André Previn plays songs by Vernon Duke
or
Miles Davis - Kind of Blue

Rock... not even going to bother making a choice (although Aenima is a good one to make). But Jazz would really have to be my favorite genre, anyway. I've been listening to it my entire life so far and will be for as long as I'm alive.
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Post by: bluewer than blue on 2003-05-31 02:26:01
Radiohead - OK Computer

But I could also name countless other artists/albums...such questions never recieve an unquestionable answer
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Post by: Neo Neko on 2003-05-31 08:21:51
Underworld - Under The Radar(A very early release of a now influential group. It seems almost no one I have found here in America knows about it. Perhaps I would fare better in the UK.)

Also their album "mmmmmm sky scraper. I love you.". I just love that song "cowgirl" It is sucha deviation from their norm. Still abstract but loud, bouncy, and bleepy. I like to crank that song way up.

And I guess I can't forget Fluke. It was their single "Atom Bomb" that really matured and expanded my tastes from the hard rock, heavy metal, alternative rut I was in. And got me interested in groups like Underworld. That and I love the video for the single. And the game the video came from. I still play wipeout xl/2097 alot.
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Post by: lazyn00b on 2003-05-31 08:54:22
Love and Rockets - Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven

This album was the spiritual anthem of my LSD-fueled college years.
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Post by: Krest on 2003-05-31 09:18:40
Joy Division - Closer
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Post by: sony666 on 2003-05-31 23:05:54
doh that changes every day
right now it's Nightwish - Oceanborn
yesterday it was Guns N' Roses - Appeteite for Destruction
tomorrow maybe.. mhmmm... good ol' Led Zep IV
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Post by: streightedg on 2003-06-01 02:54:55
The Juliana Theory - Emotion Is Dead
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Post by: TheGuardian on 2003-06-02 09:12:14
Hmmm in the moment it is :

Kreator - Endorama

also worth mentioning is :

Apocalyptica - Reflections

but if you ask me again, in some weeks, these would have surely changed 
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Post by: audioloser on 2003-06-05 19:33:08
Fair Warning - Van Halen
One of the best and most underated albums of all time -  a real rocker this one!
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Post by: indybrett on 2003-06-05 19:56:49
Physical Graffiti - Led Zeppelin
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Post by: sony666 on 2003-06-05 20:01:54
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Physical Graffiti - Led Zeppelin

oh yes
"In My Time Of Dying" is simply
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Post by: indybrett on 2003-06-05 20:06:46
Good song. There is a good version of that song on the new DVD release.

Kinda partial to "Ten Years Gone" myself. And who could forget Kashmir. It's an incredible album.
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Post by: Jibaholic on 2003-07-13 08:53:58
Sublime - 40oz to Freedom
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Post by: fewtch on 2003-07-13 09:07:15
This is a very difficult question!  Oh, my god... :alien:  almost 40 years of listening to music (as of 2004)...

Hmmmn.. UFO, "Strangers in the Night" (live) (just a stab in the dark).



http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&u...l=Aep1uak3k5m3v (http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&uid=MISS70305150146&sql=Aep1uak3k5m3v)

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detai...l/-/B00000JPYQ/ (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00000JPYQ/)
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Post by: kl33per on 2003-07-13 10:32:50
This is damn hard,

"Cherry Poppin' Daddies - Soul Caddy" is my favourite right now, I'm not ready to call it the best ever though.  I don't think I could ever pick.
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Post by: ScorLibran on 2003-07-13 10:38:10
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What's the best Album you have ever listend to ?

That's a big decision to make.

There's no way I can pick just one, but these are tied for first place...

Animals - Pink Floyd / Meddle - Pink Floyd / Houses of the Holy - Led Zeppelin / Heavy Metal, Music from the Motion Picture / Better Living Through Chemistry - Fatboy Slim / Downward Spiral - Nine Inch Nails / Synchronicity - The Police / Ghost in the Machine - The Police / Moving Pictures - Rush / Games - Synergy / Rubber Soul - The Beatles / Innuendo - Queen / Murmur - R.E.M. / Vegas - The Crystal Method
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Post by: Dex4now on 2003-07-13 14:45:10
Todd Rundgren - Todd

(I'm assuming this poll isn't based on sound quality, in which case TR
couldn't make the top 100 on his best day.  A shame considering his talent.)

Dex

(Although, Healer comes close.)
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Post by: Lego on 2003-07-13 15:00:10
Klaus Schulze - Timewinds



is fine
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Post by: svzurich on 2003-07-14 06:50:04
Bad Company's new one - Merchants of Cool

They sound better than ever!
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Post by: M on 2003-07-14 07:28:27
Is it cheating to claim your favourite album is a various-artists comp? B)

  For those who haven't heard it, I would strongly recommend Lenny Kaye's 1972 2-LP compilation, Nuggets: Original Artyfacts From the First Psychedelic Era, 1965-1968. This was the "album" that began the modern awareness of garage-psychedelia, and it rocks harder than anything the punk or grunge eras ever spawned. (A strong statement, and there are many here who will disagree. This is my opinion.) Best way to get this collection of gems is in the 4-CD box set (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00000AFWZ/qid=1058163662/sr=8-4/ref=sr_8_4/103-5108016-8772632?v=glance&s=music&n=507846) from Rhino, as the first disc follows the configuration of the original album, with discs two through four offering a plethora of supplemental material.



    - M.
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Post by: MyMaster on 2003-07-14 07:45:57
My vote goes to Meat Loaf - Bat Out Of Hell I (Remastered), second pick would be Scorpions - Taken By Force (because Uli Jon Roth kicks so much bootay) 
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Post by: svzurich on 2003-07-14 07:59:00
I love Bat out of Hell 1!  Great choice!
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Post by: quackquack on 2003-07-14 09:35:34
One of the following:

Radiohead - OK Computer
Pavement - Crooked Rain Crooked Rain
The Clash - London Calling
The Velvent Underground - The Velvet Underground & Nico

- Matt
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Post by: moistboy on 2003-10-27 04:33:24
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Slint - Spiderland

awesome

but i have to go with: Bad Brains - i against i
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Post by: Kanwulf on 2003-10-27 06:49:27
Graveland - Thousand Swords
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Post by: AtaqueEG on 2003-10-27 07:27:51
Elvis' first, of course.

The one that started it all, I guess...
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Post by: nbv4 on 2003-10-27 20:03:25
James Taylor - self titled

Many over look this one, but it is by far my favorite album of all time.
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Post by: The Irish Man on 2003-10-27 20:06:02
Best Album Ever

Has to be The House of Love - Best of

The Best indie band to ever come out of Manchester.
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Post by: Krest on 2003-10-27 20:31:32
The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead

The Bestest indie band to ever come out of Manchester.  B)
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Post by: niktheblak on 2003-10-27 21:29:15
Samael - Passage.

Best album of all time? Impossible. People and their music taste do change, after all.

The Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son by Iron Maiden, as mentioned by the topic starter, would probably have made it to the top some other week.

Edit:

Or what the heck, why not all of King Diamond's earlier albums? Or pretty much the entire collected works of Samael.
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Post by: Moitah on 2003-10-28 18:04:42
BBMak - Sooner or Later
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Post by: evereux on 2003-10-28 21:15:58
Radiohead - OK Computer, no home should be without it.
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Post by: dub_doctor on 2003-10-29 00:40:04
OK, I'm not metal head (so I'm in the minority here) and I don't mind a bit of Floyd, Beatles, Dylan etc., but I wouldn't say they are my favourites. I do have one of the most eclectic music collections (http://home.iprimus.com.au/jpaarons/music.htm) of anyone I know, so its hard to choose favourites. Taking a selection from different genres here's a randomly ordered and heavily edited list of greatest albums:

Mad Professor vs Massive Attack - No Protection
Kruder & Dorfmeister - The K&D Sessions
Gillian Welch - Time (The Revelator)
Bally Sagoo - Dub Of Asia
Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
Funkadelic - Maggot Brain
Jimi Hendrix Experience - Electric Ladyland
Mogwai - Come on Die Young
Nitin Sawhney - Prophecy
Phil K - Balance 004
Pitch Black - Electronomicon
PJ Harvey - Dry
The Necks - Aquatic
The Orb - U.F.Orb
The Abyssinians - Satta Massagana

And of course you have to add most of the Trojan, Soul-Jazz, and Blood & Fire catalogues!

.dd.
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Post by: plopp on 2003-10-29 12:17:47
As many people say, this is an impossible question. However, I have some albums that strongly affected me at the time, for one thing or another:

Skinny Puppy - Remission & Bites (This really opened my eyes. I've never looked back since)
Massive Attack - Blue Lines (this album is so ground-breaking that I'm still amazed. You must own this album!)
Depeche Mode - Black Celebration (Aged 14 I saw them live for the first time back in '86 when this was released. That was a religious experience which completely changed my life for the better.)
Genocide Organ - Leichenlinie (This opened my eyes even wider when I got it way back in '92. It's shocking!)
Astral Projection - Dancing Galaxy (This was the first CD I got with Astral.. And my God they are fantastic!!!)
Paul Oakenfold - The Goa Mix (I first heard this early '95 on a tape copy from a friend in the UK.. It really changed the way I think of music. Now I have the original DAT master, which makes it even more glorious! SO good!)

.. and I could probably list another 2-300 albums that have meant a lot! There is so much greatness in the world of music..
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Post by: scytal3 on 2003-10-29 17:29:12
My personal bests:

Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti
Rush - Caress of Steel
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Post by: svzurich on 2003-10-29 21:17:10
Quote
My personal bests:

Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti
Rush - Caress of Steel

Scytal3, if you ever make it to Las Vegas, you have to check these guys out www.ybrband.com

Yellow Brick Road is a kickass classic rock cover band, and can play over 30 different bands.  Rush, Led Zeppelin, and Pink Floyd seem to be their favorites, and on the first they are doing a tribute show to Rush.  They really are worth seeing if you ever make it to Sin City.

Kimberly, YBR fan.
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Post by: Opeth on 2003-10-29 21:24:09
Anathema - The Crestfallen
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Post by: Audible! on 2003-10-29 22:50:31
Relaxin' with the Miles Davis Quintet.
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Post by: anza on 2003-10-30 20:06:37
Impossible to say the best, but it's one of Nirvana's CDs. Maybe Nevermind (I know, I know, a cliché, but it just is that great) or Nirvana, as it has something from every album they've released
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Post by: char0n on 2003-10-31 03:17:03
Slayer- Seasons in the Abyss
Tom Waits - Swordfishtrombones
Tool - Undertow
Dead Kennedys -  Bedtime for Democracy
Simon & Garfunkel - Concert in Central Park
NOFX - The Decline
Refused - The Shape of Punk to Come
KMFDM - Nihil
Underworld - Beaucoup Fish
The Cure - Disintegration
The Cure - Kiss me, Kiss me, Kiss me
Aphex Twin - Druqks
Stevie Ray Vaughan & double Trouble -Texas Flood
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Post by: Triza on 2006-04-05 02:15:45
I have to revive this thread. Just because after consuming a lot of albums, still one stands out. I am as passionate about it as I was when I 1st heard it. This is ladies and gentleman

Angle Dust by Faith No More

No-one managed to get close to it in my mind. It is amazing, because as far as I know the conception of this album was extremely troublesome.
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Post by: boojum on 2006-04-06 18:06:36
Tough choices.  Maybe Errol Garner's Concert By The Sea recorded around '54 and a classic festival recording.  He was in his prime and the audience was great, too.  But, Brubeck's Jazz Goes to Junior College is pretty good, too.  I like lots of rock, even PF DSOTM, The Wall, etc., but jazz will always finish first.  Rachmaninoff is way cool; Gould's Goldberg Variations by Bach (both of them) are good.  Where to stop?  Garner.  It is always good.  I have been listening to it for 50 years and still enjoy it. 
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Post by: magiccity on 2006-04-07 01:57:55
The Beatles - The Beatles
Modest Mouse - The Moon and Antarctica
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Post by: aLii on 2006-04-08 02:36:29
Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti for me

as Pink Floyd is such a popular choice I thought I'd list my favourite of theirs: Wish You Were Here
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Post by: lotrgamemast on 2006-04-09 10:54:38
Hope this isnt cheating by posting a compilation but mine is:

The Best of the Best Air Guitar Albums in the World... Ever!

3 CDs of the best rock ever.

Failing that ill go for:

Fall out boy - Under the cork tree
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Post by: iGold on 2006-04-09 12:23:33
Iron Maiden - Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son in 1989 when I was 10 !!!

Very nice, it's my favorite album too since 1989!
But I was 14 at that time
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Post by: user on 2006-04-13 22:29:59
Santana - Abraxas, where the Samba Pa Ti is even better than Black magic Woman/Gypsy Queen, the Samba lets my gf melt down immediately I put it up
When I 1st played this album, this physical result was quite surprising.

Another ladykiller: Pink Floyds Wish you were here - Shine on you crazy diamond , in the 5.1 DTS-CD version!

Queen - Innuendo is pure pain, art, emotion, Queen at their final eclipse.

Mozart - Eine kleine Nachtmusik , this little piece of music tells everything about music, from calm ballad to poprocky eruptions. If you have this with the overture of Cosi fan tutte, you don't need much else.

Technically best albums are Dire straits , of course, but also Jacques Loussier Trio plays Bach, who combines pure bass, piano & drums with the 1st hard rocker of history = Bach. hm, hard rock, best album Deep purple in Rock, I think.

hmhm, already more than 1 really best
You cannot compare apples with peaches
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Post by: rohangc on 2006-04-14 04:51:52
What's the best Album you have ever listend to ?

One album only !
Let me the first : Iron Mainden - Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son in 1989 when I was 10 !!!
thanks to my Daddy !


Yeah!! Iron Maiden "Piece Of Mind". My most favourite album ever!
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Post by: user on 2006-04-14 11:15:04
Jethro Tull - Catfish Rising
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Post by: emitremmus on 2006-04-16 21:46:27
Uhm... are many but having to choose one of them.... 
 
I choose Art Of Life of X-Japan

Best song that express all the feelings of the human heart/mind and the life too... 
 
Maybe the only band that has tried to make a song of so emotional high-level. Thanks X-Japan 4ever. [sigh]
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Post by: jmartis on 2006-04-16 22:05:17
noone here likes Trance music 

My favorite CD is "A Trip In Trance" - CD2 (mixed by DJ Esquille)
also Scooter - The Stadium Techno Experience (not all tracks though, the best track is "Soul Train").
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Post by: stax on 2006-04-22 23:05:30
Neneh Cherrie's Homebrew (1992), 'Move With Me' and 'Peace of Mind' are my favorite tracks from this album, produced like most of her music by Booga Bear (her husband). Her music grew on me a lot over the years, she's my favorite artist, it's a pity she didn't release a album since ten years.
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Post by: esa372 on 2006-05-04 22:46:38
Peter Gabriel - Passion
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Post by: Mirage2k on 2006-05-07 05:53:27
Angle Dust by Faith No More

No-one managed to get close to it in my mind. It is amazing, because as far as I know the conception of this album was extremely troublesome.


Yes! "Angel Dust." Definitely the first thing that came to my mind.
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Post by: strogoff_ger on 2006-05-18 12:49:15
Thats`s easy:

Wishbone Ash - Argus

Well, not so easy:

Peter Green - In the skies
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Post by: niktheblak on 2006-05-18 13:45:24
Hehe, today I actually updated my entry from 2003. Don't you just love these long-running threads
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Post by: BobsRevenge on 2006-05-20 07:03:33
De-Loused In The Comatorium - The Mars Volta
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Post by: TomGroove on 2006-05-20 19:04:10
 

Genesis: The lamb lies down on broadway

orrrrr

Steely Dan: Aja
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Post by: My name is Mud on 2006-05-26 20:34:06
This has got to be one of the Hardest Questions In The Universe To Answer...

For me, it's a three-way tie between...

Physical Graffitti - Led Zeppelin
The Beatles (the white album) - The Beatles
Dark Side Of The Moon - Pink Floyd

...with honorable mention going to...

Yessongs - Yes

I base these choices on how many copies of each album I've owned over the years (based on that criteria, I expect that most releases by Primus will be moving up the list...Primus sucks!).
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Post by: jido on 2006-05-30 01:55:56
I love these threads to gather music suggestions...

In my modest collection, I will choose

Neil Young - "Decade"
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Post by: Silversight on 2006-05-30 05:24:08
Hybrid - "Wide Angle"


Cool style, very creative work on the drums and strings, includes my all-time favourite track and one of the best mixings/masterings I've ever heard. Awesome!
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Post by: BobsRevenge on 2006-06-30 07:48:56
It's always switching between Yankee Hotel Foxtrot by Wilco and De-Loused in the Commatorium by The Mars Volta...

Right now it's Yankee Hotel Foxtrot.


I've gotten really into 5.1 music lately and my favorite out of my limited collection (not my fault they don't release much music to my tastes in surround) has to be Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots by The Flaming lips.  It's the most creative and involving use of 5.1 I've ever heard, bar none.  A close second is DJ Play My Blues by Buddy Guy.  The mix on that album is absolutely superb.  He's probably my favorite guitarist too.  I've never heard anyone who's played like him.  Sure, there is no shortage of guitarists who can play faster than him, but they don't make their guitar sound like it's about to catch fire.
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Post by: Lev on 2006-06-30 09:30:42
Apex Twin - I Care Because you do
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Post by: unplugged on 2006-07-04 00:06:32
Well my tastes grew several notches above when I discovered Pink Floyd.

But anybody knows the "talent" pianist and compositor Bob James !?!?
And his partnership in the GREAT quartet called Fourplay? (smooth jazz)

"Joined at the hip" with Kirk Whalum is one of his greatest albums that I have listen

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Post by: DreamTactix291 on 2006-07-12 03:31:48
Great thread (nicely revived from the dead btw) and a lot of great music mentioned.  However only one album I've ever heard stands above all the others.  And it's hard choice because it's up against some other really great albums. And that album is:

Ayreon - The Human Equation

It's like taking every type of music I love and blending it together into one massive progressive rock/metal opera.  I love it so much.  Not to mention it introduced me to a lot of other bands because their singers participated in it.
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Post by: skelly831 on 2006-07-12 04:34:41
Great thread (nicely revived from the dead btw) and a lot of great music mentioned.  However only one album I've ever heard stands above all the others.  And it's hard choice because it's up against some other really great albums. And that album is:

Ayreon - The Human Equation

It's like taking every type of music I love and blending it together into one massive progressive rock/metal opera.  I love it so much.  Not to mention it introduced me to a lot of other bands because their singers participated in it.

I've had this album scince christmas of 2004. Great album indeed.
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Post by: dobyblue on 2006-07-15 02:35:24
1) Dave Matthews Band - Before These Crowded Streets
2) Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine
3) The Verve - A Northern Soul
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Post by: Night Surfer on 2006-07-17 23:56:25
Can't decide between:

Pink Floyd: Animals or The Wall

Led Zep: Physical Graffiti

Rush: Hemispheres
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Post by: ak on 2006-07-18 23:09:17
The best album ever for today is... "Standing in the Way of Control" by "The Gossip".
Call it garage soul or riot disco, but yes, sir, they can boogie indeed.
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Post by: Teqnilogik on 2006-07-19 03:25:13
Almost any Dream Theater album.  "Awake", "Images and Words", and "Scenes from a Memory" rank up as my top 3.
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Post by: Mitch A on 2006-07-19 19:26:52
It's out of these 4 for me:

Eliminator - ZZ Top

U2 - War

The Eagles - Eagles

Jackson Browne - Running on Empty
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Post by: smok3 on 2006-07-22 00:43:25
Depeche mode, Violator (shoot me )
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Post by: flipik on 2006-08-08 16:09:24
Waltari - "yeah yeah die die" (death metal symphony in deep C)
Crustation with Bronagh Slevin - "Bloom"  - if Bronagh promised to sing me cradlesongs every night I would marry her tommorow, no matter it's not saturday
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Post by: flipik on 2006-08-08 16:22:25

Angle Dust by Faith No More
No-one managed to get close to it in my mind. It is amazing, because as far as I know the conception of this album was extremely troublesome.

Yes! "Angel Dust." Definitely the first thing that came to my mind.


another vote here, faith no more is my favourite band.. and angel dust it's just great album.. though folks must have been too stoned while recording
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Post by: Cygnus X1 on 2006-08-08 16:39:25
John Coltrane's A Love Supreme gets my vote - maybe even beating my Pink Floyd albums as my all-time favorite CD. Late-period Coltrane (from ALS to his death in 1967) isn't for the faint of heart, though 
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Post by: puffyrock2 on 2006-08-10 02:20:52
Number 1 is "Spilt Milk" by Jellyfish

others:
Bellybutton - Jellyfish
The Dreaming - Kate Bush
Blood On The Tracks - Bob Dylan
Lateralus - Tool
Animals - Pink Floyd
Hot Rats - Frank Zappa
The Pod - Ween
Pornography - The Cure
Illionis - Sufjan Stevens
Bitches Brew - Miles Davis
Maiden Voyage - Herbie Hancock
Revolver - The Beatles
Sign O The Times - Prince
Hounds Of Love - Kate Bush

There are countless others as well.
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Post by: rubix on 2006-08-14 01:47:08
for me it's: hum - downward is heavenward
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Post by: Andrea on 2006-08-14 14:44:25
Enigma - Le roi est mort, vive le roi!
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Post by: tberman333 on 2006-08-17 20:54:25
Fat Boys - Crushin







Just kidding.....

The real best album in my opinion is Roger Waters - The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking
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Post by: heavymetalwiseone on 2006-08-18 17:57:13
I am torn between Iced Earth - The Dark Saga and Judas Priest - Painkiller.
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Post by: budbrain on 2006-08-27 11:30:28
A Perfect Circle - Mer de noms
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Post by: Cutter on 2006-09-27 18:48:23
Don't you get bored by listening the same albums over and over again? I do, that's why there isn't a best album ever, just a best album of the moment for me.
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Post by: Idec Sdawkminn on 2006-10-09 03:37:39
Great thread (nicely revived from the dead btw) and a lot of great music mentioned.  However only one album I've ever heard stands above all the others.  And it's hard choice because it's up against some other really great albums. And that album is:

Ayreon - The Human Equation

It's like taking every type of music I love and blending it together into one massive progressive rock/metal opera.  I love it so much.  Not to mention it introduced me to a lot of other bands because their singers participated in it.


Holy crap. I thought no one would mention this one. This has to be, without a doubt, my favorite album as well. It's just so good. Ayreon and Dream Theater are my favorite bands.

Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From A Memory by Dream Theater is probably my second favorite album.

I used to listen to all of my CD's in alphabetical order by artist name and then in chronological order by year if they were by the same artist. I didn't deviate from it. No exceptions. Nightwish - Oceanborn, however, is the only album that I broke the chain for when I first heard it and I listened to it about 7 times in a row before going on to the next album.
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Post by: ...Just Elliott on 2006-10-10 09:56:42
^ Dream Theater are pwnage.

... Now Playing: Dream Theater - Scene Four: Beyond This Life [Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory #06] (11:23)

For best album ever... hm. I can't say. Maybe... King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King.
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Post by: woody_woodward on 2006-10-10 17:30:09
From early 1959, "Belafonte at Carnegie Hall"  I know most of you on this board aren't old enough to remember 1959, but I was a teenager and I remember.  This was a landmark recording.  The first I ever heard "on location" (outside of studio) recording that actually had good sound.  Heck, it had GREAT sound!  Okay, now I need to find a CD version and see if the magic is still there....

Woody
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Post by: Oge_user on 2006-10-13 08:53:43
Kelis - Trick Me
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Post by: ConCave on 2006-10-17 17:37:54
Bad Religion - No Control

Had that album in my cd player for an entire summer without changing it. And i still listen to it now. A truly great album is one that you play and it reminds you of a time and place in your life when you first heard it.
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Post by: ubi on 2006-10-21 21:07:16
Tool - Lateralus
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Post by: bartkl on 2006-10-24 13:35:47
As a lot of people previously said this is just a momentary choice. However I think this is pretty accurate.

Jazz:            Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue
Rock:          King Crimson - In The Court Of The Crimson King
R&B:            Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
Blues:          hard one.. probably B.B. King - Live At The Regal or Robert Cray - Strong Persuader
Classical:      Tchaikovsky - Symphony 6
Electronic:    also hard.. probably The Chemical Brothers - Exit Planet Dust


I'm pleased to see people pick great albums, a lot of Pink Floyd! Happy to see even Maggot Brain among these albums. Too bad people don't listen much to jazz anymore.
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Post by: Piffles on 2006-11-03 20:16:56
If I had to choose 1 single album from all eras and all genres, I would go for

Dire Straits (their debut album)
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Post by: treeninja on 2006-11-06 02:11:45
Magnetic Fields -- 69 Love Songs
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Post by: Jumpingmanjim on 2006-12-06 09:42:11
For me it's Dark Side Of The Moon by the Floyd
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Post by: shakey_snake on 2006-12-07 09:58:39
Depending on my mood, my favorite album is one of the following:
The Velvet Underground & Nico
the Kinks are the Village Green Preservation Society
Surfer Rosa
Loveless
The Soft Bulletin or
Murray Street

But, that's about as short as I think I could make the list.
It's one of those, depending.
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Post by: hybridfan on 2006-12-08 10:10:58
Rubber Soul by The Beatles

My fav song is on this album Norwegian Wood, the first time I heard this song I knew it was going to be a great album.
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Post by: Soap on 2006-12-09 16:13:41
For the last eight years it has been:
Coil - Stolen And Contaminated Songs

That is almost as long as any has been on top.
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Post by: sheik124 on 2006-12-10 00:57:32
U2 - Pop

Replacing some tracks with the single versions still counts as only one album, right ?
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Post by: TJK on 2006-12-10 18:19:03
Jazz: John Coltrane - Blue Train, Miles Davis - Sketches of Spain
Rock/Prog: King Crimson - In the Court..., The VU - White Light White Heat (this album is jagged diamond)
Indie: The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses
Classics: Sergey Rachmaninov - Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini (such a beautiful peace of music)
Hip-Hop/Rap: A Tribe Called Quest - Midnight Marauders
Electro: Tricky - Maxinquaye
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Post by: deliibrahim on 2007-02-06 02:50:40
blah blah blah.....
Electro: Tricky - Maxinquaye



Tricky's Maxinquaye is not electronica, it's hip hop.....

My all time favouritte is Grup Ekin - Gün Bizim..  among Turkish ones.
and Faith No More - Angel Dust  -  Among the English...

.
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Post by: evereux on 2007-02-18 10:57:15

blah blah blah.....
Electro: Tricky - Maxinquaye



Tricky's Maxinquaye is not electronica, it's hip hop.....

IMO Trip Hop. Though neither of you are quite wrong I'd say Electronica is closer to the mark than Hip Hop. 
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Post by: screamin_jesus on 2007-02-18 20:28:08
For me it's between Back in Black and Appetite for Destruction
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Post by: xequence on 2007-02-18 20:39:01
I dont know if I posted here awhile ago, but...

Some contenders are:

Pink Floyd - The Wall
George Harrison - All Things Must Pass
Manic Street Preachers - The Holy Bible
REM - Automatic For The People
Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
The Verve - Urban Hymns
U2 - The Joshua Tree
Tool - Lateralus
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Post by: Dj kourampies on 2007-02-19 18:04:28
Underworld - Live @ Cologne '99

I think its a bootleg!
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Post by: Bojan on 2007-02-25 20:29:44
This Mortal Coil - It Will End In Tears
++
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Post by: ak on 2007-02-26 18:53:44


blah blah blah.....
Electro: Tricky - Maxinquaye



Tricky's Maxinquaye is not electronica, it's hip hop.....

IMO Trip Hop.

Yeah, and his later efforts would rather be categorized as trip pop, go figure
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Post by: Galley on 2007-04-01 03:46:46
Boston's debut.  17 million copies in the U.S. and counting. 
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Post by: AdmiralHalsey on 2007-04-03 04:52:58
Led Zeppelin 2. This album defines guitar and drums artistry for me, and encompasses the only blues songs I will ever like. From the frenetic emotional Heartbreaker solo to Bonhams masterpiece Moby Dick, it sets the standard for blues rock for all time. Litterally every song was a hit, and still gets play on 2 of my local radio stations. Ramble on, I mean who didn't like that song, cause you need to be hurt.
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Post by: Anacondo on 2007-04-16 21:18:05
If I had to pick one, it'd be Meshuggah - Nothing.
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Post by: tamagotchi on 2007-05-04 09:10:56
For me the album ever is Heavier Things from John Mayer....

it's truly nice...
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Post by: flloyd on 2007-05-06 02:32:49
Weezer - Weezer

I also love Acclaimed Music (http://www.acclaimedmusic.net/) for their compilation of hundreds of lists and ratings. It's great to see how so many people have rated thousands of albums of decades of time. My only complaint is that I think that the critics ratings are too biased towards "classic" rock. Fortunately they also filter albums by year, decade, etc. Overall it's a really great resource.
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Post by: Atropos on 2007-05-06 14:05:17
AC/DC - Live at Donnigton
Pink Floyd - DSOTM
Ska-P - Planeta Eskoria
Keziah Jones – Black Orpheus 
Metallica - S & M

The last one just sounds perfect to me
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Post by: hybridfan on 2007-07-09 11:19:31
Leftfield - Leftism
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Post by: JohnHenryBonham on 2007-07-14 12:11:03
If someone said to me you are to be exiled to a remote island, where you will have plenty of food, water and electricity.   

So choose a Hi-Fi system and one album or compilation to listen to for the rest of your life.   

I would choose.............

The Rolling Stones - Unsurpassed Masters ( Vol 1 - Vol 6 )  ( bootleg ).   

Cheers,
JHB.
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Post by: A Trick of the Tail on 2007-07-17 00:05:54
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Post by: psyraver on 2007-07-24 11:04:08
Daft Punk - Discovery
Toonami - Deep Space Bass
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Post by: MisterMeow on 2007-08-11 08:23:01
Down with corporate rock!

Christian Death - Catastrophe Ballet
Gackt - Moon
Mila Mar - Elfensex
Queen Adreena - Taxidermy
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Post by: aziz on 2007-09-18 02:42:47
Tupac - All eyez on me

or Tupac - Better Dayz
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Post by: mourner on 2007-09-19 11:09:06
The Gathering - Home (and a handful of their other albums actually)
Bjork - Homogenic
Death Cab For Cutie - Plans
De/Vision - Sif Feet Underground
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Post by: Oby on 2008-08-13 23:24:57
Keith Jarrett - Dark Intervals
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Post by: Boiled Beans on 2008-08-16 18:27:27
Oasis - Definitely Maybe

It's the one that changed the way I looked at music, and lead me to discover other great bands - Beatles, Smiths, Stone Roses, etc.
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Post by: hellokeith on 2008-08-17 05:49:29
The only album that I love every song and will listen to from first to last track is Iron Maiden - Powerslave.  I have a whole bunch of favorite albums where I like almost every song, 4 Strings - Believe is the first that comes to mind in this sense, but there are a bunch of favorite albums where there are 1 or 2 or 3 songs that I don't like but absolutely love the rest.. I'd have to break those down by genre.
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Post by: lame 321 on 2008-08-17 22:57:58
The Queen Is Dead (The Smiths)

Best track on the album: "There Is a Light That Never Goes Out"
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Post by: MichaelW on 2008-08-18 06:20:38
Joan Baez, the first, eponymous, album.

There's a CD re-issue with "bonus" extra tracks, which were very wisely left off the original release. The criterion for inclusion was, obviously, perfection.
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Post by: Livy on 2008-08-21 04:55:37
Rush - Moving Pictures

Hands down, the best.  Every song is good, fresh, and still alive.  Right up there with Led Zep II and IV, as well as Joshua Tree.
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Post by: Chjmu on 2008-11-01 06:05:07
Quadrophenia -The Who

By far the best album ever by the Who, and by anyone ever! 
Music when it still had emotion and meaning, not like commercial hip-hop or disney pop...
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Post by: marx on 2008-11-04 23:30:18
Joanna Newsom: Ys
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Post by: meltbananastu on 2009-02-15 00:08:15
dark side of the moon - pink floyd
relationship of command - at the drive in
the queen is dead - the smiths
dead as dreams - weakling
i see a darkness - bonnie prince billy

to name but 5.

ww.epistemological-savagery.blog.co.uk for more album madness and general bullshit
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Post by: lame 321 on 2009-02-15 21:22:34
dark side of the moon - pink floyd
relationship of command - at the drive in
the queen is dead - the smiths
dead as dreams - weakling
i see a darkness - bonnie prince billy

to name but 5.

ww.epistemological-savagery.blog.co.uk for more album madness and general bullshit



I didn't know bonnie prince billy.  But I checked http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9d5j-QJIGU (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9d5j-QJIGU)

This is really wonderfull. Think he is going on my list of favourite artists.

Thanks!
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Post by: meltbananastu on 2009-03-02 17:42:46
dark side of the moon - pink floyd
relationship of command - at the drive in
the queen is dead - the smiths
dead as dreams - weakling
i see a darkness - bonnie prince billy

to name but 5.

ww.epistemological-savagery.blog.co.uk for more album madness and general bullshit



I didn't know bonnie prince billy.  But I checked http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9d5j-QJIGU (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9d5j-QJIGU)

This is really wonderfull. Think he is going on my list of favourite artists.

Thanks!


your welcome! i see a darkness really is a wonderful song, good enough that johnny cash himself covered it on america iv (also a great album). if you liked i see a darkness try ease on down the road and master and everyone.
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Post by: Mike19 on 2009-03-21 05:27:42
I know its cliche, but Sgt. Pepper's is my #1.

Vs by Pearl Jam a close second.

Moby Grape by Moby Grape is third.

Mike
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Post by: Argyris on 2009-03-31 09:41:37
That's a toughie, but luckily one I decided for myself a while ago.  Therefore, I can actually give a single answer (and it's not the same answer I used to give, either).  For sheer consistency, variety, and overall character, I'd have to go with Genesis' A Trick of the Tail.  Of course this is all very subjective.  But oh so fun. 
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Post by: AudiophileFan on 2010-10-29 06:07:11
How's it going? My top 5 all-time greatest albums ever are as follows:

(1.) Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - THE BEATLES
(2.) The Dark Side Of The Moon - PINK FLOYD
(3.) Sticky Fingers - THE ROLLING STONES
(4.) Pet Sounds - THE BEACH BOYS
(5.) I Robot - THE ALAN PARSONS PROJECT

Honorable Mentions:

Live At The Boston Tea Party, February 1970 Parts 1, 2 & 3 - FLEETWOOD MAC
Wheels Of Fire - CREAM
Are You Experienced - JIMI HENDRIX
Pearl - JANIS JOPLIN
Bridge Of Sighs - ROBIN TROWER
Meddle - PINK FLOYD
Who's Next - THE WHO
Led Zeppelin II - LED ZEPPELIN
Who Do We Think We Are - DEEP PURPLE
All Things Must Pass - GEORGE HARRISON
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Post by: ron mexico on 2010-12-08 23:10:23
Newbie says:

1. Rolling Stones - Exile on Main Street
2. Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique
3. DJ Shadow - Endtroducing
4. Bad Brains - I Against I
5. Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation

Next week there would likely be a different 5.
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Post by: wonderspark on 2011-01-13 03:21:36
For me, music acts like bookmarks in my life.  Each of my favorite albums conjures up memories of my past.

Currently coming out of a very dark period of my life, I find it wildly entertaining to mentally flip through my "book."

~ The Cars - Candy-O
~ Devo - Q. Are we not men? A. We are DEVO!
~ Simple Minds - New Gold Dream & Sparkle in the Rain (Had one album on cassette side a, other on side b, and set auto-reverse for constant playback)
~ Love & Rockets - Express
~ Catherine Wheel - Ferment
~ Radiohead - Ok Computer

...and for every album, there are 33 others I loved as well...
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Post by: jimijabble on 2011-02-10 23:04:49
Radiohead - The Bends
Leftfield - Leftism
Hybrid - Wider Angle
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Post by: SamDeRe81 on 2011-02-13 01:46:07
RED - Innocence & Instinct

I'll listen to this always
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Post by: Adveser on 2011-04-11 15:55:42
Rush - Power Windows.

It combines my love of 80's pop music and Hard Rock/Metal with a very strong emphasis on songwriting and musicanship that I love in Power Metal and Prog. Metal.

It is the only album I have ever heard where every song is a masterpiece.

Other albums have had more songs that are just as good, say 12 songs I consider the best music has to offer, but this one gets absolutely everything right.
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Post by: Fadill on 2011-04-17 11:54:28
For me, the best album is the album that every single song in it I like so much
and that mean more than one album 


Blink-182 - Blink-182
Jamie Cullum - Twentysomething
Radiohead - The Bends
Sixpence None The Richer  - Divine Discontent
The Used - The Used
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Post by: thesurfingalien on 2011-04-27 14:22:10
For me it's:

Eric Johnson - Tones

I love every song on the album.  Always in the mood for it.

Regards,
Peter

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Post by: ShEiTAN on 2011-04-29 12:05:39
terry reid::seed of memory
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Post by: ghost note on 2011-07-03 05:49:38
Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti

Must have heard it for months...
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Post by: _komodo_ on 2011-07-10 20:00:29
I know that I'll never be able to narrow it down to just one album. I can't even do that by genre, for the most part.

Yes, I've completely broken the thread rules, but believe me, I'm actually trying to limit them by genre. Anyway, here it goes:

Jazz:
Charles Mingus - The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady

Blues:
Howlin' Wolf - Howlin' Wolf/Moanin' in the Moonlight (still cheating with this one, it's 2 albums on 1 disc, but I always listen as if they're one)

Hip-Hop:
J Dilla - Donuts
Cannibal Ox - The Cold Vein
The Pharcyde - Labcabincalifornia
Slum Village - Fantastic, Vol. 2
Flying Lotus - Los Angeles & Cosmogramma

Electronic:
Massive Attack - Blue Lines & Mezzanine
Björk - Homogenic
Burial - Untrue
Saltillo - Ganglion

Rock:
Jeff Buckley - Grace
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
Morphine - Yes
Tom Waits - Bone Machine
David Bowie - Low

Pop
Fleetwood Mac - Tusk (but not with the edited CD version of "Sara". I'll never understand why they did that.)
The Beatles - Abbey Road
The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds

R&B/Soul/Funk
Marvin Gaye - What's Goin' On
Funkadelic - Maggot Brain
Sly & the Family Stone - There's a Riot Goin' On
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Post by: musicollector on 2011-10-29 04:58:40
What's the best Album you have ever listend to ?

One album only !
Let me the first : Iron Mainden - Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son in 1989 when I was 10 !!!
thanks to my Daddy !


TOOO many!

For starters: Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour and Sgt. Peppers
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Post by: musicollector on 2011-11-06 05:22:51
What's the best Album you have ever listend to ?


TOO, TOO many!

The Beatles - "Magical Mystery Tour" & "Abbey Road"
Who- "Who's Next"
Jethro Tull - "Minstrel In The Gallery" & "War Child"
..and so on and so on...
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Post by: bsiffredi on 2011-11-07 14:22:33
I think it's impossible to seriously choose just one, but hey, what the heck...

Fela Kuti - Zombie (is it the best of all-time? maybe not, but it's the one I'm listening to more now and it's super great)

Runner-ups:

John Coltrane - A Love Supreme

Otis Redding - Otis Blue

Miles Davis - Bitches Brew

Jimi Hendrix - Band of Gypsies

Jorge Ben - A Tábua de Esmeralda

Love - Forever Changes

Zombies - Odessey and Oracle

Paco de Lucia - Concierto de Aranjuez

Deep Purple - Machine Head

Bob Dylan - Blood on the Tracks

Tim Maia - Racional Vol. 1 & 2

Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness

Bjork - Homogenic
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Post by: subzer0 on 2011-11-15 23:59:33
The Downward Spiral - Nine Inch Nails
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Post by: rmvs on 2011-11-18 17:48:04
bob dylan-blonde on blonde
rolling stones-let it bleed
beatles-abbey road
pink floyd-animals
deep purple-...in rock
doors-strange days
cream-disraeli gears
the who-who's next
the kinks-arthur...
led zeppelin II
supertramp-crime of the century
CCR-cosmo's factory
jimi hendrix-are you experienced?
frank-zappa-hot rats
and so on and so on and so on........
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Post by: musicollector on 2011-12-04 21:44:20
What's the best Album you have ever listend to ?

One album only !
Let me the first : Iron Mainden - Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son in 1989 when I was 10 !!!
thanks to my Daddy !


Only one? No can do - way too many!
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Post by: Rmac on 2012-02-17 15:26:46
From early 1959, "Belafonte at Carnegie Hall"  I know most of you on this board aren't old enough to remember 1959, but I was a teenager and I remember.  This was a landmark recording.  The first I ever heard "on location" (outside of studio) recording that actually had good sound.  Heck, it had GREAT sound!  Okay, now I need to find a CD version and see if the magic is still there....

Woody


Didn't think I'd see this. Dad had this on open reel in Germany in the 60's.

Love it! I have the cd and "Return TO Carnegie Hall".

So mine is

The Flowers Of Romance - Public Image Limited.
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Post by: Fool_on_the_hill on 2012-02-17 17:51:36
Innuendo, Meddle, WYWH, Rubber Soul, White Album
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Post by: Kujibo on 2012-02-17 20:45:27
U2 - The Joshua Tree.

This album impresses me on a number of levels, the emotional depth in the song writing, the instrumentation/ambience, the cohesiveness from start to finish, no weak songs, the engineering, etc. U2/Langois/Eno created something magical here. It also had a huge reception at the time and was pretty different from what was mainstream pop at the time. I also find it amazing where it came from as in my view U2 a couple of albums previous just weren't anywhere near this deep or polished.
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Post by: soundping on 2012-04-06 20:53:28
Radiohead - OK Computer
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Post by: meadeliander on 2012-05-19 10:56:25
REVOLVER by the Beatles is the best album I have ever listened to
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Post by: eahm on 2012-09-12 03:27:13
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
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Post by: nastea on 2012-09-13 01:20:01
John Digweed - Global Underground 019  Los Angeles
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Post by: dumdidum on 2012-09-13 08:48:58
kraftwerk - computer world
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Post by: multigrip on 2012-10-29 02:29:13
Liquid Tension Experiment's album of the same name. Dream Theater's Metropolis part II: Scenes From a Memory is very close behind.
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Post by: Sound Journey on 2012-11-09 02:23:11
Late to the party again but couldn't resist puttin' my nickels worth in...

A large number of you already listed this one and I agree 110%.

Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon     

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Post by: DustyTill on 2013-03-11 13:58:03
Led Zeppelin - How The West Was Won
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Post by: god_of_music on 2013-03-11 21:40:00
The is no such thing in all universe as "best album ever".
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Post by: Porcus on 2013-03-11 21:42:11
The is no such thing in all universe as "best album ever".


Nonsense, I've got hundreds of them!
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Post by: The Hud on 2013-04-08 18:57:00
Genesis -  Seconds Out
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Post by: Propheticus on 2013-04-08 20:45:00
Donald Fagen - The Nightfly.

Also: Pink Floyd - Dark Side of The Moon (and The Wall)/ Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms / Eagles - Hotel California ... and more
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Post by: SubV on 2013-05-14 12:43:25
Pink Floyd - The Wall
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Post by: woody_woodward on 2013-06-01 05:40:01

Frank Sinatra - "September of My Years"

There are many criteria for picking a "best" album: Performer/performance, Musical genre, Audio quality of recording (I have many analog pre-Dolby albums).

Really hard to choose.  Ask me tomorrow and I would likely pick something different.
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Post by: soundping on 2013-06-03 19:08:49
The original 82 US release of Duran Duran: RIO "Not remastered"
Capitol CDP 7 46003 2 DIDX 239

For Pop music it doesn't get any better.
One of my great CD treasures.
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Post by: aztec_mystic on 2013-06-03 19:19:58
Nitzer Ebb - That Total Age
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Post by: Kefas on 2013-06-22 16:22:35
What's the best Album you have ever listend to ?

One album only !
Let me the first : Iron Mainden - Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son in 1989 when I was 10 !!!
thanks to my Daddy !

Miles Davis; Kind of Blue
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Post by: Mach-X on 2013-09-27 05:47:20
Ha! I would have answered the same way ten years ago as today.

Guns 'N Roses - Appetite For Destruction. They say grunge killed glam, I say no way! This album did, with its technical proficiency and hedonistic gritty glimpse into the reality of life in LA, GNR made bands like Ratt, Warrant, Poison, Skid Row, and (ew) Winger sound like high school glee clubs. One of the very very few albums where I definitely say there is 0 filler. Once it's on, it's all the way from Jungle to Rocket Queen. When I'm drunk, it's Appetite. When I'm pissed off, it's Appetite. I can't even say that about my favorite bands albums, since I can nearly always point out a 'skippable' track. From the black cover with the four skulls, to the robot rape scene hidden within that would have shocked and scared my parents had they seen it in 1987, the album screamed badass, and it was! (never did show my parents the inside of the cassette cover haha)
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Post by: RileyK on 2014-03-19 08:14:47
Radiohead - In Rainbows
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Post by: AliceWonder on 2014-03-23 00:13:36
Rush - perhaps Caress of Steel or Farewell to Kings
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Post by: Kefas on 2014-04-15 19:40:32
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Ballads is a jazz album by John Coltrane. It was recorded in December 1961 and 1962, and released on the Impulse! label in 1963 as A-32 and later AS-32 (the "s" is for "stereo"). Critic Gene Lees stated that the quartet had never played the tunes before. "They arrived with music-store sheet music of the songs" and just before the recordings, they "would discuss each tune, write-out copies of the changes they'd use, semi-rehearse for a half hour and then do it". All the pieces were recorded in one take, except for "All or Nothing at All".[2] In 2008, the album was a recipient of the Grammy Hall of Fame award.[3]


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Post by: JabbaThePrawn on 2014-07-22 23:42:34
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Best soundtrack ever - Gladiator by Hans Zimmer.


That is really an awesome album, and very sad.

I'll have to throw in a soundtrack as well:
David Arnold -- Stargate

It might be a dull movie but the soundtrack is one of the most powerful and dynamic pieces of classical music I've ever heard.

My former brother-in-law played trumpet on the 'Stargate' OST. But, despite that (just kidding, Mark!), it's actually very good indeed.
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Post by: JabbaThePrawn on 2014-07-22 23:52:29
Naming the very best is an exercise in masochism, like 'Desert Island Discs'.. But here's a few pearlers to go on with. Check 'em out:
Joe Jackson - Look Sharp! Hooky, snarky, tuneful.
Burning Tree - Burning Tree. There are two bands with the same name, so be careful - it should have tracks called 'Turtle', and 'Wigs, Blues & High-Heeled Shoes'.
Judee Sill - Heart Food. Or her eponymous first album. Transcendent.
The Nits - Giant Normal Dwarf. A magnificent set of imaginative strangeness.
Love - Forever changes. Everyone's written about this better than I could.
Frank Zappa - The Grand Wazoo. His funky, jazzy 'big band' album with only brief vocals.
Garth Hudson - The Sea to the North. The multi-instrumentalist of The Band lets rip at length with everything from drunken Bach to talking drums on a strange and beautiful musical trip.
Dub Colossus - A Town called Addis. Dub reggae meets Ethiopian folk music, with magical results.
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Post by: SigHunter on 2014-07-28 10:39:23
Anaal Nathrakh - Vanitas
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Post by: APP on 2014-10-02 18:02:34
Miles Davis, Kind of Blue

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The album's influence on music, including jazz, rock, and classical music, has led music writers to acknowledge it as one of the most influential albums ever made. In 2002, it was one of fifty recordings chosen that year by the Library of Congress to be added to the National Recording Registry. In 2003, the album was ranked number 12 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.



You Tube full album (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMPL_ACKmHk)
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Post by: APP on 2014-10-02 18:14:57
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Ballads is a jazz album by John Coltrane. It was recorded in December 1961 and 1962, and released on the Impulse! label in 1963 as A-32 and later AS-32 (the "s" is for "stereo"). Critic Gene Lees stated that the quartet had never played the tunes before. "They arrived with music-store sheet music of the songs" and just before the recordings, they "would discuss each tune, write-out copies of the changes they'd use, semi-rehearse for a half hour and then do it". All the pieces were recorded in one take, except for "All or Nothing at All".[2] In 2008, the album was a recipient of the Grammy Hall of Fame award.[3]





Yes, great album!

You tube full album (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rOMV0A5jd0)
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Post by: EvanRipley on 2014-10-04 19:54:45
John Coltrane's A Love Supreme gets my vote - maybe even beating my Pink Floyd albums as my all-time favorite CD. Late-period Coltrane (from ALS to his death in 1967) isn't for the faint of heart, though 


Get a hold of Coltrane's "First Meditations for Quartet" I can't tell you how many times I have listened to this since it's release in 1977. You will laugh, cry, dance and feel the depth of serenity.
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Post by: EvanRipley on 2014-10-04 20:12:47
I could never choose an all time favorite album. Even a list of my favorites would have to be about one hundred, but I will throw out a few that would be in there if you don't mind.

One would be "Steve Lacy Raps" Good luck finding a copy though,sorry, it didn't make it to the digital world. My copy is on vinyl.

Steve Lacy "Raps" (http://www.discogs.com/viewimages?release=1218475)
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Post by: EvanRipley on 2014-10-04 20:16:19
Sun Ra "Solo Piano"

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Post by: Anakunda on 2014-10-04 20:22:32
THE VELVET UNDERGROUND AND NICO

yeah this is my best too
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Post by: EvanRipley on 2014-10-05 17:04:49
bob dylan-blonde on blonde
rolling stones-let it bleed
beatles-abbey road
pink floyd-animals
deep purple-...in rock
doors-strange days
cream-disraeli gears
the who-who's next
the kinks-arthur...
led zeppelin II
supertramp-crime of the century
CCR-cosmo's factory
jimi hendrix-are you experienced?
frank-zappa-hot rats
and so on and so on and so on........


Excellent list here, well chosen sir!
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Post by: EvanRipley on 2014-10-05 17:16:02
King Crimson Islands

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Post by: SIY on 2014-10-06 16:33:33
Sun Ra "Solo Piano"



Love that album.

My at-the-moment favorite is in a totally different genre- "Redbird." Americana played by four stellar musicians, recorded with a single point mike in a living room. Very little processing, very natural sound, GREAT music.
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Post by: slks on 2014-12-20 19:03:14
Keeping it classic with this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83bo9W7OORQ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83bo9W7OORQ)

♫ My baby does the hanky panky (yeeeeah)!


Huh this post went to the wrong topic. Well, thats what happens when you have 50 browser tabs open.
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Post by: APP on 2015-01-26 00:49:54
Miles Davis; Kind of Blue
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Post by: Oby on 2015-02-22 05:31:04
Vangelis - Opera Sauvage
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Post by: trelain on 2015-07-23 03:51:50
I Don't Like Your Face - Furious Pig
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Post by: Lucas1984LdnUK on 2015-09-07 23:07:44
I have 2 albums i love most and I think for that first one will stay best, legendary and epic forever. Nobody can create something more creative and simply giving chills everytime i listen... again and again
! Wu-Tang Clan - "Enter The Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers..."
Another album one made my fav rock band:
GunsNRoses - The Spaghetti Incident

Now I just cant listen new rap music. new productions ausing no emotions for me so there is no point to listen and yawining haha

Now UK Garage, Oldschool House, Deep House, Bassline, 90's music. Trying to work on music but its completely for fun, doesnt mean im not trying improve myself. Sending greetings to everybody



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Post by: leonelcardoso on 2015-09-09 00:02:13
Miles Davis-The Cellar Door Sessions
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Post by: Aldem on 2015-09-26 19:57:36
Rush - Moving Pictures or The Tea Party - Tangents (although it's a greatest hits)
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Post by: Nystagmus on 2015-10-18 01:58:40
I couldn't pick just one, but these would be in the tops...

Speak For Yourself by Imogen Heap (melodic, harmonious, eclectic synth poppy type of stuff, like no other)
Scarlet's Walk by Tori Amos (soft rock--definately great in every aspect)
The Fragile by Nine Inch Nails (crossover rock-industrial/electo-industrial/soundtrack)
and various albums by Tipper (doesn't fall easily into any kind of genre other than trippy electronic music)
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Post by: AliceWonderMiscreations on 2016-07-18 12:57:56
Wow thread been going a long time.

My favorite album of all time if I can only pick one album would probably be Rush - Farewell to Kings
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Post by: AliceWonderMiscreations on 2016-07-18 13:03:53
Rush - perhaps Caress of Steel or Farewell to Kings

LOL I found my old user account I can't seem to access anymore!
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Post by: bmcelvan on 2016-08-02 00:58:56
Really can't pick just one, depends on mood.
Led Zeppelin I, II, III or Led Zeppelin (IV). All are simply amazing but seeing it was their debut might have to go with I.

Equally tied with Animals, Wish You Were Here and/or Dark Side Of The Moon.

If live releases count: tied between The Song Remains The Same and Band Of Gypsys
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Post by: IgorC on 2016-08-04 15:30:00
Queen - Innuendo
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Post by: includemeout on 2016-08-04 16:04:35
I guess someone may have insinuated somewhere in this long, old thread thatm naming a single fave album is a task akin to picking which your favourite child or arm is.

So, considering, a good album is the one that epitomizes what music should be all about, i.e, the one that picks you up and puts you in a better mood, whatever your current emotional state happens to be, then, it will have to be for me the one below.

Though usually overshadowed by London Calling (also cracking good) and their equally great eponymous debut in most fanboys' best list, it is the one I consider what Joe Strummer's  and the boys' sound was all about: a plethora of different styles and genres that somehow sounded exclusive and original.

Not to mention it always reminds me of my long strolls about London, in the early 00s, whilst doing my beloved street photography, mostly - then in properly Lame-encoded VBR files, of course.


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Post by: yourlord on 2016-08-06 01:11:12
I'd be split between 3.
Slayer's Reign In Blood.
Dream Theater's Metropolis Pt2 Scenes From a Memory
And because it's the album that made me fall in love with music as a child:
Rush's A Farewell To Kings
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Post by: sauvage78 on 2016-08-06 02:38:28
Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Downward_Spiral
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Post by: Shinsekai on 2016-08-06 06:20:50
Wishbone Ash - Just Testing (1980)
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Post by: Ed Seedhouse on 2016-08-07 16:51:41
Apparently "albums" don't have classical music on them?
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Post by: includemeout on 2016-08-07 20:46:01
Apparently "albums" don't have classical music on them?
Unless you didn't make yourself clear enough, and will rephrase that so as we won't interpret it as a innuendo, this thread (or most other threads on HA, for that matter) was clearly not created with the intention of judging anyone's personal choice.
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Post by: apastuszak on 2016-08-08 02:32:08
The Moody Blues - Days of Future Passed

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Post by: Ed Seedhouse on 2016-08-08 03:19:35
...this thread was clearly not created with the intention of judging anyone's personal choice.
I'm not judging anyone's choice.  I have and frequently play many of the records mentioned.  I just remarked on the lack of classical music among the suggestions.

I place the Bernstein 1990 reading of Mahler's Second up there along side of Sgt. Pepper and DSOM myself.  But why is classical music so ignored in this thread?


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Post by: PeteG on 2016-08-08 04:24:35
Gustav Mahler: Symphony N° 3
LSO directed by Jascha Horenstein (Unicorn 1970)
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Post by: includemeout on 2016-08-08 14:29:44
I'm not judging anyone's choice.  [...]
But why is classical music so ignored in this thread?
Gee! You do have a bee in your bonnet, don't you?

Wouldn't it be simpler just saying (I'm assuming you have already) what your favorite (classical) album is and move on!?

Can't you just come to terms with the fact that most who replied, may not have chosen a classical album as their best, favorite album - and in compliance with the thread's title of naming a single one - just because said favorite album didn't happen to be a classical title?

For that, you might as well create your own What's -your-favorite-musical-genre thread - assuming that, I doubt it very much, it hasn't been created yet.

If my memory (and my uni years) still serves me well, you're quite possibly expecting a quantitative analysis of data that was initially meant just to be qualitative. In other words, you're barking at the wrong tree, man!
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Post by: Ed Seedhouse on 2016-08-08 23:37:40

Gee! You do have a bee in your bonnet, don't you?

Wouldn't it be simpler just saying (I'm assuming you have already) what your favorite (classical) album is and move on!?

Can't you just come to terms with the fact that most who replied, may not have chosen a classical album as their best, favorite album - and in compliance with the thread's title of naming a single one - just because said favorite album didn't happen to be a classical title?

For that, you might as well create your own What's -your-favorite-musical-genre thread - assuming that, I doubt it very much, it hasn't been created yet.

If my memory (and my uni years) still serves me well, you're quite possibly expecting a quantitative analysis of data that was initially meant just to be qualitative. In other words, you're barking at the wrong tree, man!

One of us has a bee in his bonnet I think, but I am afraid we will disagree as to who it is.  You seem to be awfully upset about a simple observation...
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Post by: greynol on 2016-08-09 06:12:00
But why is classical music so ignored in this thread?
Don't know, but I can name about half dozen members who are quite enthusiastic about the style.  One of them even works in production of classical releases.  Haven't a fucking clue why none of them have posted.

Do you see anything wrong with the topic that would prevent people such as yourself from providing an answer since the topic has been alive for over a dozen years?  For the life of me I can't.
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Post by: KozmoNaut on 2016-08-09 08:30:32
Best album ever, the most influential for me?

I've followed this thread for a while, unsure of which album to post, but I've decided that it would have to be Nightfall in Middle-Earth by Blind Guardian. It was the album that got me into metal, along with Secret of the Runes by Therion.



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Post by: includemeout on 2016-08-09 10:56:01
Best album ever, the most influential for me?
It was the album that got me into metal, along with Secret of the Runes by Therion.
I think one could safely assume there is a trend in how our favorite albums have provided us with not just the background music, but have in fact played an important role during the highest points (or the lowest, depending on the case) some time in our lives.
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Post by: Martel on 2016-08-09 16:55:14
Sepultura - Under a Pale Grey Sky (LIVE)
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Post by: Wombat on 2016-08-09 17:33:02
From the intimate angle the Cure's Pornography is what made my head burst first, then over so many years and it surely will till my end.
For regular music listening there are so many but Fields of the Nephilm's Elizium or Pink Floyd's The Wall stand out when you ask me today.

I guess no one can deny how beautiful classic music can be like a Cum Dederit, Mozart's Requiem and so many more. It is just not the language that can hold me hooked for to long like the Voice of a Carl McCoy.
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Post by: Porcus on 2016-08-10 13:18:31
Regarding classical music, I have always thought of the genre as more composition-oriented than performance-oriented, while jazz is at the other endpoint. Asked for the best classical works, one would name compositions. Asked for the best works in rock, one would name albums - and if you go "but isn't the live album [xxx] better?", quite a few would write it off as a compilation-thingy that does not really count.

And from a practical point of view, one needs a vast knowledge to start sorting among the best recordings of the best compositions. (Huh, how many recordings do I own of the BWV 565 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toccata_and_Fugue_in_D_minor,_BWV_565)? Can I pick just one? At least it is easier to just name the work.)

like the Voice of a Carl McCoy.

Finally got to see some FotN shows the last few years. He doesn't do long concerts, though.
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Post by: Vivadavid on 2016-08-12 12:38:59
Hard to pick up only one album, but I'm going to say "Much ado about nothing" by Patrick Doyle.
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Post by: Hotsoup on 2016-08-12 13:51:14
Hard to pick up only one album, but I'm going to say "Much ado about nothing" by Patrick Doyle.
Great soundtrack, I've always loved that opening scene with the overture.
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Post by: Wombat on 2016-08-12 16:48:02
like the Voice of a Carl McCoy.
Finally got to see some FotN shows the last few years. He doesn't do long concerts, though.
I saw them live in Germany Mannheim when they played most of the Elizium stuff 1990. It was one of these perfect moments you never forget. In 1990 this was really something special to me.
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Post by: Vivadavid on 2016-08-12 17:48:43
That's probably my favourite scene from the film.

Hard to pick up only one album, but I'm going to say "Much ado about nothing" by Patrick Doyle.
Great soundtrack, I've always loved that opening scene with the overture.
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Post by: bryant on 2016-08-14 20:22:59
Glenn Gould playing Bach's Goldberg Variations, 1981

This is kind of a novelty because it was a very early CD, and my understanding is that the original “red book” intent was to have CDs use index points when they required gapless playback. I don't know if any CD players were actually not gapless between tracks (I do remember reviewers testing for that), but many CDs were produced that used index points instead of track breaks. This CD is one of them (it contains a single track with 32 indexes), and a few reviews on Amazon mention that the track breaks are all messed up on newer (32 track) releases, so that's too bad.

I also have a Wish You Were Here with two tracks (one for each side of the LP).

The reviews also mention the humming along that Glenn was prone to do, and it's obvious in this recording. But if you can get by that (I don't mind it at all) then this is a recording that you can listen to countless times without ever getting tired of it. It's fantastic music, beautifully played.
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Post by: PoisonDan on 2016-08-15 08:43:15
Sepultura - Under a Pale Grey Sky (LIVE)
That is indeed an awesome (and overlooked) album. A testament to the power that Sepultura had at their peak.
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Post by: swisssnow on 2016-08-28 13:13:40
Hello - nothing stays the best ever, but some long player you can't forget and the sounds is timeless and can ever be played. This is one of my favorite:

David Sylvian ‎– Secrets Of The Beehive
https://www.discogs.com/de/David-Sylvian-Secrets-Of-The-Beehive/release/1903181 (https://www.discogs.com/de/David-Sylvian-Secrets-Of-The-Beehive/release/1903181)

swisssnow
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Post by: rrod on 2016-08-29 14:37:52
Regarding classical music, I have always thought of the genre as more composition-oriented than performance-oriented, while jazz is at the other endpoint. Asked for the best classical works, one would name compositions. Asked for the best works in rock, one would name albums - and if you go "but isn't the live album [xxx] better?", quite a few would write it off as a compilation-thingy that does not really count.

And from a practical point of view, one needs a vast knowledge to start sorting among the best recordings of the best compositions. (Huh, how many recordings do I own of the BWV 565 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toccata_and_Fugue_in_D_minor,_BWV_565)? Can I pick just one? At least it is easier to just name the work.)

Pretty much this. The second I sing praises of, say, Vänskä's new Sibelius cycle, I'll not only get people chiming in about how Mahler is better than Sibelius, but also people saying they prefer Vänskä's *other* Sibelius cycle, or some 1920s recording that is obviously the best because how dare a classical person use sound quality as a "best" criterion.
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Post by: SluggoV2 on 2016-08-29 21:54:06
Next to impossible to choose a first place winner, but these guys finished for a close second:

Beastie Boys - Check Your Head
Jane's Addiction - Nothing Shocking
Minor Threat - Minor Threat
Metallica - ...And Justice For All
Megadeth - Countdown To Extinction
Deftones - Diamond Eyes
Clutch - Self Titled
Nirvana - Bleach
Queens of the Stone Age - Restricted
Bad Religion - No Control
Suicidal Tendencies - Self Titled
Rage Against the Machine - Self Titled
NoFX - War on Errorism
Tool - 10,000 Days
Pink Floyd - Darkside of the Moon
Reverend Horton Heat - Liquor in the Front
Melvins - Stoner Witch
Fugazi - Repeater
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Post by: 2tec on 2016-09-01 13:41:53
Great thread for discovering new stuff, some amazing music, thanks! In this regard, I'd like to list a few albums not mentioned yet:

Cowboy Junkies - Trinity Sessions (my top choice)
John Hammond - Wicked Grin
Dire Straits - On Every Street

also

Pink Floyd - The Final Cut
Supertramp - Crime  Of The Century
Beatles - Abby Road
Tracy Chapman - Tracy Chapman

It's clear Pink Floyd' Dark Side Of The Moon is highly thought of, and one of my most listened to albums as well.

I'd also like to point out how little folk music made this thread, so I'll add:

Arlo Guthrie - Alice's Restaurant
Loreena McKennit - The Visit
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Post by: 2tec on 2016-09-01 15:23:29
I also should have mentioned Billy Bragg / Wilco - Mermaid Avenue and Leonard Cohen - Ten New Songs
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Post by: Hotsoup on 2016-09-01 15:32:53
It's really hard to narrow down, so I'll just throw out top mentions like everyone else:

Pop/Rock
Tears for Fears - Songs from the Big Chair
Yes - Close to the Edge
Supertramp - Breakfast in America
Roxy Music - Avalon
Queen - II
Pixies - Doolittle, essential to my youth..
Kate Bush - Hounds of Love
Genesis - A Trick of the Tail, but I could pick any from Foxtrot to Duke....
Fleetwood Mac - Rumours, cliche, I know.
Elton John - Captain Fantastic...
Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
Badfinger - Straight Up

Classical
Debussy - La Mer (There is a Karajan disc I adore with other selections..)
Grieg - Holberg Suite
Beethoven - 9th Symphony (Karajan '62)
Satie - Gymnopedie et al..
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Post by: 2tec on 2016-09-01 15:36:39

Roxy Music - Avalon
Kate Bush - Hounds of Love
Fleetwood Mac - Rumours, cliche, I know.


I'd second these as well ... esp. rumours

many of these, and others, have been my favorites at one time or another ...
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Post by: Hotsoup on 2016-09-01 15:50:02
many of these, and others, have been my favorites at one time or another ...
There are many other artists I adore, but whose albums don't stick to my ribs in the same way. David Bowie and Pink Floyd, Leonard Cohen, as well... too many to start listing. One of my favorite albums to spin after a bad day at work is Rush - Signals, but for some reason or another I don't feel it belongs on this list. Maybe it should be.
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Post by: PeteG on 2016-09-01 16:03:56
Loreena McKennit - The Visit
With The Mask and Mirror being a strong contender, IMO.
When I hear that voice, I get goose bumps.
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Post by: Porcus on 2016-09-01 21:40:01
Loreena McKennit - The Visit
With The Mask and Mirror being a strong contender, IMO.
When I hear that voice, I get goose bumps.

You guys need to discover an album called The Book of Secrets ;-)
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Post by: PleasantSounds on 2016-09-03 13:34:35
I have been pleasantly surprised seeing some positions in this thread, like I Robot or The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking. They would be in my top 5, but the #1 is "Exposure" by Robert Fripp. 
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Post by: jumpingjackflash5 on 2016-09-03 14:40:57
1. The Rolling Stones triad :) - Exile on Main Street (original version from 1972), Voodoo Lounge (1994), Goats Head Soup (1973)
2. Paul McCartney - Flaming Pie
3. Kamelot - Vyznavaci ohnu (in Czech - my native language)
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Post by: greynol on 2016-09-04 05:58:37
Far too many "best albums ever" for me to list (likely why no one is offering just a single title).

Rage for Order  has made appearances on this forum a few times but not often enough in my book, so I've listed it here.
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Post by: Porcus on 2016-09-04 20:45:37
Rage for Order

A deep one that does not really flash everything it has got.  Took me years to realize it was indeed more than just another good album.

Won't make my top 1, though. Not sure if I bother to really insist on one anymore. Last time I did, it would have to be Morningrise.
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Post by: greynol on 2016-09-04 21:05:26
I really feel their latter albums benefited greatly from Fredrik Åkesson's guitar work (my current avatar), but Still Life is definitely also a gem.  Morningrise is still very raw but shows many of the elements of the brilliance they will later refine.  In keeping with my previous post it reminds me of The Warning or Awaken the Guardian.
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Post by: Porcus on 2016-09-05 07:49:01
FW ... argh, I should have been at Progpower this week. Just cannot make it to everything.

(That thing about Rage for Order is how it accomplishes the feature that Fates Warning would do all the time: disguise the progressiveness from the casual listener.)
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Post by: greynol on 2016-09-05 16:19:25
Any love for Sympathetic Resonance?

It dethroned Perfect Symmetry as my favorite FW album.
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Post by: Apesbrain on 2016-09-05 16:43:15
I don't think I've seen it here so I'll list Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs by Derek And The Dominos (1970).

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Post by: Porcus on 2016-09-05 16:52:44
Any love for Sympathetic Resonance?

It dethroned Perfect Symmetry as my favorite FW album.

The best Arch album I think, with Under Stained Glass Skies probably being his highlight.
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Post by: soundping on 2016-09-05 21:58:50
Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool

I'm having a hard time putting that one down.
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Post by: greynol on 2016-09-25 20:26:45
The best Arch album I think, with Under Stained Glass Skies probably being his highlight.
I agree.  Any Given Day (Strangers Like Me) is another.
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Post by: spoon on 2016-09-25 20:51:26
Viola Beach (their one and only album and no more will be produced, too bad as these guys had talent, I thought it was a nice gesture for Coldplay to headline as this group at Glastonbury):



I am also enjoying Michael Kiwanuka - Home Again, also Love & Hate.
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Post by: tuxman on 2016-09-27 12:04:34
Depends. In terms of musical and lyrical quality (not so much of commercial success) and in no particular order:

- King Crimson: Lizard
- Bob Dylan: Blonde on Blonde
- echolyn: mei
- Yes: Relayer
- Mogwai: Mr. Beast
- Yezda Urfa: Sacred Baboon

I only included albums which I, having listened to them many times, still like to listen to every few months without being bored. Sadly, other great albums are too easy (e.g. Velvet Underground's "White light/White heat" and Gentle Giant's "Octopus") and I just know them too well.
But I guess my answer would be different ten years from now. :)
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Post by: mmrkaic on 2017-10-29 09:10:31
Pink Floyd -- Wish You Were Here.
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Post by: mooblie on 2017-10-30 01:18:58
Supertramp - Crime of the Century
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Post by: Avith on 2018-03-20 03:42:44
Jean Michel Jarre - Equinoxe

(At least in electronic music)
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Post by: smok3 on 2018-03-21 19:03:14
Changing my old one to either
Janis Joplin - Greatest Hits (2000) or
Jimi Hendrix - People Hell And Angels (2013)
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Post by: Apesbrain on 2018-03-21 21:19:39
Jimi Hendrix - People Hell And Angels (2013)
Will put that on next. Listening to "new" one now.
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Post by: 4season on 2018-03-21 21:58:36
Gay Life in Dikanka: Robert Crumb's Old-time favorites:
http://www.bakhall.com/english/ (http://www.bakhall.com/english/)
But pretty much anything with Crumb's artwork on the cover is going to be good.
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Post by: Leo 69 on 2018-03-22 11:36:29
Wolverine -
Still (2006)
Communication Lost (2011)
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Post by: davideleo on 2018-03-22 16:27:33
The idea of a best album is pretty alien to me, but let's say I had to bring one only on a desert island, it would probably be one of these:





or, since I can't compare rock and jazz music:





Definitely, Belgians rule!
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Post by: Duceboia on 2018-03-23 16:27:38
Today is: Charlie Musselwhite - Continental Drifter (1999)
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Post by: mutualcore on 2018-03-23 18:52:11
If I had to pick the most flawless album I've ever come across it would be King Crimson's "Discipline". Not an ounce of fat.
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Post by: Soap on 2018-03-24 18:31:32
For the last eight years it has been:
Coil - Stolen And Contaminated Songs

That is almost as long as any has been on top.

Hmm, maybe it's fallen.  I haven't listened to it much lately, but that's a poor test.

The Black Rain by Anoice is pretty damn good.  Let's call it that 11 years later.
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Post by: mutualcore on 2018-04-01 07:52:24
Steven Wilson - Insurgentes
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Post by: board on 2018-04-01 08:30:52
This used to be number one for me:



But I rarely listen to it anymore. I actually made a list of my top 50 for a friend around 15 years ago, and then I placed the following number two (after the above), so since I've dethroned Parliament, I now place the following number one:

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Post by: jhwpbm on 2019-01-01 01:00:44
Alison Krauss + Union Station Live
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Post by: record collector on 2019-02-02 05:45:15
Today... it is The Beatles White (double) Album. I have seen The Bearles several times live as a teenager, so...
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Post by: Le Croissant on 2019-02-04 14:37:19
Georg Solti - Richard Wagner - Siegfried

Part of the greatest Ring cycle ever conducted, known as "the golden ring" among aficionados.
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Post by: Wombat on 2019-02-26 02:13:30
I just did read the news about Mark Hollis died.
A best ever thread must have his music mentioned. Colour of Spring, Spirit of Eden and Laughing Stock are albums i still love and play.
I always hoped he will give us some more music one day.
RIP
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Post by: gregfaulkender on 2019-03-23 22:25:27
Mike Oldfield - Ommadawn (it replaced Tubular Bells for me)
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Post by: aindrilaghosh on 2019-06-18 03:52:16
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