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What is for you the best album ever ?

Reply #225
Rush - perhaps Caress of Steel or Farewell to Kings

What is for you the best album ever ?

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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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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.

What is for you the best album ever ?

Reply #228
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.

What is for you the best album ever ?

Reply #229
Anaal Nathrakh - Vanitas

What is for you the best album ever ?

Reply #230
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

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Reply #231
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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

What is for you the best album ever ?

Reply #232
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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Reply #233
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"

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Reply #234
Sun Ra "Solo Piano"



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Reply #236
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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Reply #237
King Crimson Islands


What is for you the best album ever ?

Reply #238
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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Reply #240
Miles Davis; Kind of Blue

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Reply #241
Vangelis - Opera Sauvage

What is for you the best album ever ?

Reply #242
I Don't Like Your Face - Furious Pig

What is for you the best album ever ?

Reply #243
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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Reply #244
Miles Davis-The Cellar Door Sessions

What is for you the best album ever ?

Reply #245
Rush - Moving Pictures or The Tea Party - Tangents (although it's a greatest hits)

What is for you the best album ever ?

Reply #246
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)
Be a false negative of yourself!

Re: What is for you the best album ever ?

Reply #247
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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Reply #249
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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