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What Are Your 5 Favorite Albums Of All Time?

Top 5:
KISS - Alive! (1975)
Tommy - Original Soundtrack Recording (1975)
Malcolm McLaren - Duck Rock (1984)
Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Welcome To The Pleasuredome (1984)
The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld (Double Album) (1991)

Honorable Mention:
Elton John - Madman Across The Water (1971)
Blondie - Parallel Lines (1978)
Nina Hagen - Angstlos (1983) Does anyone know if this was ever released on CD?
Until December - Until December (1986)
Orbital - Orbital 2 (1993)

What Are Your 5 Favorite Albums Of All Time?

Reply #1
In arbitrary order:

The Who - Tommy
REM - Automatic for the People
REM - Reveal
Trainspotting OST
U2 - The Unforgettable Fire

Menno

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Reply #2
Tristania - Beyond The Veil (superior over anything)
Cradle Of Filth - Dusk..... And Her Embrace (plain good)
Iron Maiden - Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son (well mastered, great sound)
Tristania - Widow's Weeds (poor sound but great melodies)
Therion - Vovin (plain good)

I also tend to favour certain classical masterpieces, but I doubt they can be classified as "albums."

Hmm. I guess I listen a lot of metal

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Reply #3
My 5 favourite albums of all times are :

1. Mobb Deep - The Infamous
2. Nas - Illmatic
3. 2Pac - Me Against The World
4. 2Pac - All Eyez On Me
5. Nas - It Was Written

What Are Your 5 Favorite Albums Of All Time?

Reply #4
Best of All Time (will change every 5 minutes or so):
Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast
Black Sabbath - Heaven and Hell
Metallica - Master of Puppets
Iced Earth - Dark Saga
Queensryche - Operation Mindcrime

Worth Mentioning (same as above ):
Mayhem - De Mysteriis dom Sathanas
Blind Guardian - Imaginations from the Otherside
Dimmu Borgir - Enthrone Darkness Triumphant
Grave Digger - Tunes of War
Summoning - Stronghold
and many many more

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Reply #5
Dead can dance - Dead can dance
Radiohead - The bends
Radiohead - OK computer
Rage against the machine - Rage against the machine
Njatr - 1996 & 1998 ep's

Others...

Pink Floyd - The wall
Led Zeppelin - III
Moby - Everything is wrong
Joy Division - Unkown pleasures
REM - Automatic for the people

And so on...


Cheers,

Mijo.
"Stop making me older, start making me new"

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Reply #6
In no particular order:

REM - Automatic For The People
Rage Against The Machine - Rage Against The Machine
Disturbed - The Sickness
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik
Jimi Hendrix - Electric Ladyland

A bit of a random mix i guess, and maybe slightly too biased towards modern stuff...oh well.

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Reply #7
1. Marillion - Misplaced Childhood
2. Marillion - Clutching at Straws
3. Pink Floyd - The Wall
4. Talk Talk - The Colour of Spring
5. Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Welcome to the Pleasuredome

Worth Mentioning:
Alanis Morissette - MTV Unplugged
Bronski Beat - The Age of Consent
Crash Test Dummies - God Shuffled His Feet
Depeche Mode - A Broken Frame
Depeche Mode - Some Great Reward
...and alot more from the good old 80s
sic transit gloria mundi...

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Reply #8
1. Pink Floyd- Wish You Were Here (1975)
2. Rush- Moving Pictures (1981)
3. Metallica- Ride The Lightning (1984)
4. Led Zeppelin IV (Zoso) (1971)
5. The Police- Greatest Hits (1986)

Worth mentioning:

The Who- Who's Next (1971)
Santana- Santana (1969)
Dave Brubeck Quartet (jazz)- Take Five (1959)
Tom Petty- Damn The Torpedos (1979)
Pink Floyd-  The Wall (1979)

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Reply #9
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Tristania - Widow's Weeds (poor sound but great melodies)

GREAT album indeed!

the who's Tommy is also my one my favs.

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Reply #10
Pink Floyd - Relics
The Doors - Waiting For The Sun
Crosby, Stills, Nash - Crosby, Stills, Nash
The Smiths - Meat Is Murder
The Beatles - White Album

What Are Your 5 Favorite Albums Of All Time?

Reply #11
1. The Beatles - Rubber Soul
2.  The Who - Tommy
3.  Jesus Christ Superstar Soundtrack
4.  Pink Floyd - The Wall
5.  Fleetwood Mac - Fleetwood Mac

What Are Your 5 Favorite Albums Of All Time?

Reply #12
1) Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works Volume 2
2) Chemical Brothers - Exit Planet Dust
3) Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream
4) The Roots - Illadelph Halflife
5) Aaliyah - One In A Million

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Reply #13
5 is not enough
5 of fav albums :

Coldplay - Parachutes
Archive - Londinium
Pink Floyd - The Wall
Deus - The ideal crash
Rage against the Machine - Rage Against The Machine

and I would add a self made compilation of some classical compositions.

Have a nice day

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Reply #14
1. Dire Straits - On Every Street (1991)
2. Pink Floyd - Delicate Sound Of Thunder (Live, 1988) (I confess I don't own any of the studio albums yet... God knows what this rating would look like if I did )
3. Dire Straits - Brothers In Arms (1985)
4. Dire Straits - Love Over Gold (1982)
5. Corrs - Forgiven, Not Forgotten (1995) (mainstream pop, I know, but this one I like )


Worth mentioning:

Dire Straits - On The Night (Live) (1993)
Mark Knopfler - Sailing To Philadelphia (2000) - now that's all from MK/Dire Straits...
Marc Cohn - Marc Cohn (1991)
Loreena McKennitt - The Visit (1991)
Enya - Watermark (1988)
Mike & The Mechanics - Beggar On A Beach Of Gold (1994)
Bruce Hornsby & The Range - The Way It Is (1986)

What Are Your 5 Favorite Albums Of All Time?

Reply #15
Kraftwerk - T.E.E.
Massive Attack - Protection
Chemical Brothers - Surrender
Pink Floyd - Meddle
Prince - Sign of the times
Alan Parsons Project - Tales of Mystery and Imagination Edgar Allen Poe

What Are Your 5 Favorite Albums Of All Time?

Reply #16
Oh,
I forgot one.
Sting - Bring On The Night
sic transit gloria mundi...

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Reply #17
I really enjoy these, but I don't have any particular top 5.

* Electrasy - In Here We Fall (Unknown band, but real nice Rock, I love these guys!)
* Prodigy - Music for the Jilted Generation
* William Orbit - Pieces in a Modern Style (Oh Yeah!)
* a-ha - Minor Earth Major Sky (first listen: yuck! - some more listening: beautifull!)
* Brave Hearts (stompin' celtic music compilation)

My favorite type of music, trance, doesn't usually come in the form of albums.

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Reply #18
Lots of diverse and good musical tastes here, I see

A few personal favourites (although it's mind-bogglingly difficult to select only five):

The KLF - Chill Out
Ministry - The Mind is a Terrible Thing to Taste
Covenant - Europa
Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique
Iggy and the Stooges - Raw Power

Honorable mentions:
Jethro Tull - Thick as a Brick
The Cure - Pornography
Suicide - Suicide
Johny Cash - at Folsom Prison and San Quentin
Kraftwerk - Trans Europa Express

Now if only I could limit myself to one or two genres, maybe I could compose a list that actually made sense

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Reply #19
It's interesting to see most of us here listen to rock mostly.

1. Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
2. Everything But The Girl - Home Movies
3. Coldplay - Parachutes
4. Radiohead - OK Computer
5. Pearl Jam - Live on Two Legs

I hope to have them if I ever get stuck on a desert island... along with a CD player of course, and an infinite supply of batteries.

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Reply #20
Unlike most of you (as it seems), I don't listen to "oldies"... Especially not boring rock and such...  I'm much more interrested in pop, trance, dance, happy hardcore and such.... 

These are some of my favorites if I take just one album per artist (or else three of those albums would have been Blümchen albums ) :

Blümchen - Jasmin - Die Fanedition
Dream - Dear...
Garbage - Version 2.0
The best of Enya - Paint the sky with stars
The Corrs - Talk on corners (Special edition)

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Reply #21
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Reply #22
After age 35 or so, this question either becomes extremely simple to answer, or impossible to answer.  In my case, I'll take a pass... it's impossible.

Edit -- well maybe I'll give it a try...

(1) UFO - Strangers In The Night (Live)
(2) Jean Michael Jarre - Oxygene (& Equinoxe... ok that's cheating)
(3) Depeche Mode - Catching Up With (early greatest hits)
(4) Beethoven's 5th, Complete
(5) Scheherazade (Rimsky-Korsakov), Complete

Well, there are so many others... count anything in that contains little or no filler and mostly all good stuff .  And anything with primarily analog synths & specifically the Moog, although I can't include that in a "top 5 of all time" sort of thing.

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Reply #23
Fewtch is right, this is impossible, but at least I'll try...

Not counting Bach’s B Minor Mass (which, in my limited experience, is the finest piece of music ever written) or any other classical or jazz or whatever, here (in no particular order) is my list:

Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
Richard and Linda Thompson - Shoot Out The Lights
Ambrosia - Somewhere I’ve Never Traveled
Lyle Lovett - Joshua Judges Rush
10cc - How Dare You!

But, realistically, any of these could be substituted without any argument:

Violent Femmes - The Blind Leading the Naked
Genesis - The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
Jethro Tull - Minstrel In The Gallery
City Boy - Young Men Gone West
Tonio K. - Life in the Foodchain
The Clash - London Calling
Gentle Giant - Octopus
Steely Dan - Katy Lied

Oh Christ, I forgot The Beatles! Okay:

The Beatles - Rubber Soul
Cat Stevens - Mona Bone Jakon
Ani Difranco - Little Plastic Castle
Van Morrison - Avalon Sunset
Paul Simon - Graceland
Badfinger - No Dice
Joni Mitchell - Blue
Al Stewart - Orange

You see, it’s impossible! 

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Reply #24
1. Queen - A Night At The Opera
2. Pink Floyd - The Wall
3. Jean Michel Jarre - Oxygen
4. Electric Light Orchestra - Time
5. Deep Purple - In Rock

Other albums not in TOP5:
6. Deep Purple - Machine Head
7. Led Zeppelin - IV
8. Ritchie Blackmore's - Rainbow
9. Elton John - Made In England/Big Picture
10. Queen - Innuendo
11. Freedie Mercury & Montserrat Caballe - Barcelona
12. Uriah Heep - Demons And Wisards

and the lists goes on... goes on... goes on...
My endian is bigger than yours.

 
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