Jan 24, 20185505 views

Favorite Albums of All Time?

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Being a huge dork & former radio show host, I've naturally gotten around to putting my favorite albums into some sort of an ordered list. I find it changes every few years I've done it. Let's hear what you all have! Feel free to include any sort of ranking system (or lack thereof), or any number of albums.
Here's how mine shook out:
10. Neil Young - Harvest
9. Wire - Pink Flag
8. Judee Sill - Judee Sill
7. The Beach Boys - Smile Sessions
6. Sun Ra - The Antique Blacks
5. Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
4. Can - Ege Bamyasi
3. My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
2. Pavement - Slanted and Enchanted
1. Joanna Newsom - Divers
BONUS NERD ROUND: Ok, this is silly, but what are your favorite years in music? I had this conversation recently with some friends after going through the RateYourMusic album charts: https://rateyourmusic.com/charts/top/.
5. 1970
4. 1968
3. 1991
2, 1988
1. 1977

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1 butthole surfers - electriclarryland
2 jefferson airplane - surrealistic pillow
3 alice in chains - dirt
4 blue oyster cult - fire of unknown origin
5 boris - heavy rocks
6 frank zappa - just another band from LA
7 corelia - nostalgia
8 ghost - meliora
9 master boot record - C:\>CHKDSK /F
10 guerilla toss - eraser stargazer

years... dude i go by decade at this point.
1 - 60s
2 - 80s
3 - 40s
4 - 50s
5 - 20s
1. Dark Side Of The Moon - Floyd
2. Black Sabbath - Sabbath
3. Deadwing - Porcupine Tree
4. Made in Japan - Purple
5. Toward The Within - Dead Can Dance
6. Blue Lines - Massive Attack
7. Rattus Norvegicus - The Stranglers
8. Never Mind The Bollocks Here’s The Sex Pistols
9. The Three EPs - The Beta Band
10. Beaucoup Fish - Underworld
I just can't do this. My list is far too volatile, and will change before I even complete it. I will second the motion for Antique Blacks and Ege Bamyasi though. My collection isn't very large (maybe 1,000 pcs vinyl and a few hundred CDs), but it is the result of more than thirty years of careful culling and curating. As a result, most of it has been on my top ten list at one time or another, and likely will be again.
1: Zeppelin IV
2: Brothers in Arms - Dire Straits
3: Thriller - MJ
4: Zeppelin I
5: To Pimp a Butterfly - Kendrick
6: Because the Internet - Childish Gambino
7: Graduation - Kanye West
8: Highway To Hell - AC/DC
9: The Man Who Invented Soul - Sam Cooke
10: Rumours - Fleetwood Mac

Eclectic, I know
“Laughing Stock” by Talk Talk for all-time; but “Time Will Die & Love Will Bury It” by Rolo Tomassi is my newest obsession. Not for everyone, for sure, but incredible anyway IMO.
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They were... Although I can't really listen to their first album, I like the rest to varying degrees, and enjoy the transition from pop to their more unstructured later albums. To me their last three records are without peer.
Yeah their last 2 we're godlike
Sgt. Pepper's- Beatles
Abbey Road- Beatles
Scenes from a memory- Dream Theater
Snow- Spock's Beard
Diorama- Silverchair
Absolution- Muse
Rust in peace- Megadeth
...And Justice For All- Metallica
Melon Collie- Smashing Pumpkins
Bridge Across Forever- Transatlantic
I'm a pretty young guy so my list isn't up to snuff as any of the more experienced folk but here goes in no order in particular (and includes soundtrack albums)-
FELT 'Blue Drop'
FELT 'Rebirth Story'
Demetori '闡提宗祀 ~ Offering to The Sukhavati'
Demetori 'Il Mondo dove e finito il Tempo'
Kajiura Yuki 'Tsubasa Chronicle - Original Soundtrack - Future Soundscape I'
Nana Mizuki 'THE MUSEUM Ⅲ'
Nana Mizuki 'THE MUSEUM II'
fhana 'Outside of Melancholy'
BLANKFIELD 'permutation suicide'
Shibayan Records'Retro Future Girls'

I actually don't like every song on any album but these are the ones that I like the most songs from. Doing top 10 songs for each artist or even top 10 artists is much easier. Albums kind of put the good with the bad a lot of times.
Sonic Youth Daydream Nation? Wrong answer.
Any serious fan would pick "Confusion is Sex" or "Evol"!

In no particular Order;
Cabaret Voltaire 'Micro-Phonies'
Kraftwerk 'Man Machine'
Wu Tang Clan '36 Chambers'
Joy Division 'Unknown Pleasures'
Devo 'Duty Now for the Future'
Man is the Bastard "The Brutality Continues"
Japan 'Tin Drum'
Slayer 'Reign in Blood'
Coil 'Horse Rotorvator'
Bad Brains 'Banned in DC'
In no particular order:

1. Ry Cooder - Paradise & Lunch
2. Kenny Dorham - Afro-Cuban Jazz
3. Bud Powell - The Genius of
4. Oliver Nelson - Blues & The Abstract Truth
5. Van Morrison - Astral Weeks
6. The Ramones - The Ramones
7. Rolling Stones - Exile on Main Street
8. Nathan Milstein - Bach Sonatas & Partitas
9. Glenn Gould - The Goldberg Variations (Sony)
10. John Coltrane - Crescent
11. Miles Davis - Relaxin, Steamin', Workin', Cookin'
12. The Clash - The Clash
13. S. Balachander - Veena Virtuoso
14. Jimi Hendrix - Are You Experienced
15. Muddy Waters - The Real Folk Blues
16. Robert Johnson - Complete Columbia vols 1 & 2
17. Bessie Smith - Complete Columbia
18. Billie Holiday - Complete Columbia
19. Count Basie - Decca Recordings
20. Sonny Rollins - Saxophone Colossus
I like the breadth and depth of this, similar to my own tastes.
Limiting to 10 is an impossible task, so I've broken the rules slightly. There are many more, but for the sake of brevity, here goes....

In no particular order:

Curtis Mayfield: Superfly
Massive Attack: Protection
Steely Dan: Gaucho
David Bowie: Hunky Dory/Ziggy Stardust
The Beatles: Yesterday and Today/Abbey Road
Cannonball Adderley: Somethin' Else
John Coltrane: Blue Train
Lee Morgan: Cornbread
Sade: Stronger than Pride
Joni Mitchell: Court & Spark
Elton John: Madman Across the Water
Yes: Close to the Edge
The Who: Tommy
Led Zepellin: III
Wes Montgomery: Boss Guitar
Duke Ellington: The Ellington Suites

And so many others!
I pretty much think of top 10’s as “first 10 that come to mind” since our music choice is so often influenced by our mood. Anyway, these are the first 10 that came to mind as historically relevant for my life.
1. Bruce Springsteen – Born in the USA 2. Leonard Cohen – New Skin for the Old Ceremony 3. Thee Oh Sees- Mutilator Defeated at Last 4. Mini Mansions – self titled 5. Camper Van Beethoven – Key Lime Pie 6. Jellyfish – Spilt Milk 7. Clark Terry Quintet – Serenade to a Bus Seat 8. Beastie Boys – Paul’s Boutique 9. David Bowie – Hunky Dory 10. Pulp – This is Hardcore
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How far do you go back and did you collect 1970's era disco 12" records?
The Cure's Disintegration will forever and always be a favorite album of mine. That will continue to be the case no matter how many more legendary albums are released between now and the day I find that final rest.
Hi everyone my first post on here and I'll keep it short and sweet.

1. Sasha and Digweed, Northern Exposure 2, disc 1
10. Cream live at the revolution club 1968

That's all... :)
You should check out DJ Ollis's on Soundcloud. He has ahabbit of dropping in various S/D northern exposure tracks in. Great top 10 by the way !
Whoa your first post in 3 years was for my post? I'm honoured :) I'll check out dj Ollis, thanks for the tip. I was wondering if it was the right place to list those two as they both would probably get a mention in the top 10 list for worst sound quality too lol.