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i_like_cake530
03-03-2007, 04:52 PM
ok this isnt a poll, obivously, cause there are way too many options...
i will have to go with... well heres a few, i can't necessarily call it my top, there are so many.

Led Zeppelin 2 - Led Zeppelin
Rage Against the Machine - Self Title
Blood Sugar Sex Magik - RHCP
Nevermind - Nirvana
Led Zeppelin 4 - Led Zeppelin
Toxicity - System of a Down
Stones - Let it Bleed
The Who - Who's Next
it goes on...

boarderwoozel3
03-03-2007, 06:21 PM
Bad Religion- Stranger Than Fiction
Bad Religion- No Control
Rancid- And out come the Wolves
NoFx- so long and thanks for all the shoes

Alchemy
03-03-2007, 06:23 PM
I'm not too sure about some of the albums mentioned so far...

But then what do I know?

Yablonowitz
03-03-2007, 08:17 PM
I'm not too sure about some of the albums mentioned so far...

But then what do I know?

Those same people also seem to have difficulty grasping the difference between plural and singular, so I wouldn't feel too bad about it.

jimmycrackcorn
03-03-2007, 08:57 PM
the beatles "#1's"
pink floyd "dark side o the moon"
rage against the machine "self titled"
bob marley "legend"
marilyn manson "lest we forget the best of"
sade "the best of"

PotVsKtl
03-03-2007, 08:59 PM
Compilations are not albums.

samiksha
03-03-2007, 09:00 PM
i was just informed that dark side of the moon and bob marley legend are the two.. uh... more people own those albums than any other. i haven't decided how that changes my opinion of those albums, if at all. or if that factoid is even true really.

bballarl
03-03-2007, 09:01 PM
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless

menikmati
03-03-2007, 09:02 PM
Nirvana - In Utero

rage patton
03-03-2007, 09:39 PM
Metallica - Master of Puppets

They are not my favorite band.... but that album is just so damn good.

kroqken
11-21-2008, 04:51 PM
I love Nowhere by Ride. It is an absolute masterpiece. Doolittle by the Pixies is a close one also.

Mr. Dylanja
11-21-2008, 04:54 PM
Tool-Lateralus
BIG-Ready to Die
Outkast-Aquemini

superfiction
11-21-2008, 04:56 PM
boards of canada - music has the right to children
beck - sea change
n.e.r.d. - fly or die
marilyn manson - mechanical animals

kroqken
11-21-2008, 04:56 PM
I knew the Tool fans would take advantage of this thread. Another album that rules is Swagger by the Blue Aeroplanes.

greghead
11-21-2008, 05:00 PM
Exile on Main Street

vinylmartyr
11-21-2008, 05:05 PM
i was just informed that dark side of the moon and bob marley legend are the two.. uh... more people own those albums than any other. i haven't decided how that changes my opinion of those albums, if at all. or if that factoid is even true really.

I know this is old but.

According to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 by The Eagles is the best-selling album ever with 29 million copies sold. Michael Jackson’s Thriller is second, followed by Led Zeppelin IV, Pink Floyd's The Wall, and AC/DC's Back in Black.

bmack86
11-21-2008, 05:14 PM
Can-Tago Mago

Backwater
11-21-2008, 05:16 PM
36 Chambers
Wish You Were Here
Aenima

betao
11-21-2008, 05:30 PM
Prodigy - Fat of the Land

nationocean
11-21-2008, 05:32 PM
The Beatles - Sgt. Peppers Lonely Heart Club Band
Radiohead - Amnesiac
Self - Breakfast with Girls

rskapcat
11-21-2008, 05:39 PM
I can't pick just one. The only certainty is my favorite song of all time: "Dead Flowers" - Rolling Stones

Edited to add my rotating cast for "favorite album of all time":
Tom Petty - Wildflowers
Ben Folds Five - Whatever & Ever Amen
Tori Amos - Under the Pink
Built to Spill - Keep It Like A Secret
Guster - Keep It Together
Pavement - Slanted & Enchanted
Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers
Stereolab - Dots & Loops
The Rentals - Seven More Minutes
Van Morrison - Moondance
The Sundays - Static & Silence
Tortoise - Millions Now Living May Never Die
DCFC - The Photo Album

pancakespancakes
11-21-2008, 05:45 PM
Genesis - Selling England By The Pound
favorite album by favorite band.

and

Broken Social Scene - You Forgot It In People
favorite album of the past 25 years.

pancakespancakes
11-21-2008, 05:46 PM
Can-Tago Mago

This one's in my all-time top 10. Number 8 I believe.

It always confuses me when people say Ege Bamyasi or Future Days are the best Can albums...


Nirvana - In Utero

I like that a Nirvana obsessor calls this his favorite album! Truly the best album of the 90s.

If I could sum up rock music of the past 30 years to someone for another planet... I would hand them In Utero.

paulb
11-21-2008, 05:48 PM
Beastie Boys - Pauls Boutique
Metallica - Master Of Puppets

Mr. Dylanja
11-21-2008, 06:00 PM
Beastie Boys - Pauls Boutique


Such a lame name :D


Jay-Z - Reasonable Doubt

Backwater
11-21-2008, 06:01 PM
Jay-Z - Reasonable Doubt

I forgot about that. It's in my top 5 for sure.

Mr. Dylanja
11-21-2008, 06:04 PM
There are so many rap ones...

Nas - Illmatic
Method Man - Tical
Gza - Liquid Swords

Backwater
11-21-2008, 06:05 PM
The Chronic
Ready to Die
Life After Death

Only Built for Cuban Linx is hands down the best Wu-Tang solo album.

Mr. Dylanja
11-21-2008, 06:13 PM
Only Built for Cuban Linx is hands down the best Wu-Tang solo album.

We could argue this for days, I could make a case for Liquid Swords but my personal fave is Uncontrolled Substance.

Backwater
11-21-2008, 06:16 PM
Raekwon isn't even one of the my favorite Wu Tang members but I think that album is the best, but you're right, there's like 5 of them that are equally great so we could argue this for days. I liked Fishscale more than any of Ghostfaces' other albums. I'm not expecting OBFCL 2 to be nearly as good as the first one but I hope it's good enough to put Rae back in the spotlight.

IdiotequeThom
11-21-2008, 06:21 PM
Radiohead - OK Computer
Radiohead - Kid A
Jimmy Eat World - Clarity
Beck - Sea Change
Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
Nine Inch Nails - The Fragile
Radiohead - The Bends
Sigur Ros - ( )
Muse - Absolution
Sigur Ros - Takk....

A few of my favorites.

bmack86
11-21-2008, 06:38 PM
You guys aren't very good at this.

rskapcat
11-21-2008, 06:45 PM
I consider "favorite album of all time" to mean an album that would make you forsake all others if necessary. I have a few records that I consider stellar from beginning to end, but I'm not always in the mood for, say, Sticky Fingers. Hence my inability to make a choice.

kroqken
11-21-2008, 06:54 PM
I always thought the first trashcan Sinatras album Cake was genius.

Backwater
11-21-2008, 06:56 PM
You guys aren't very good at this.

Haha, fine if I have to narrow it down to one: Wish You Were Here

IdiotequeThom
11-21-2008, 07:07 PM
I listed a bunch because that's what everyone was doing...
OK Computer is my favorite

Pixiessp
11-21-2008, 07:35 PM
This is such a hard question because there are just so many great albums/CD's that i love. If I have to make a decision it would have to be................Colour of Spring by Talk Talk.

kroqken
11-21-2008, 07:37 PM
Another majorly amazing album is the first Ocean Blue album. It was so dream-pop sounding.

kitt kat
11-21-2008, 07:46 PM
-The Velvet Underground "The Velvet Underground and Nico"
-The Zombies "Odessey and Oracle"
-Arcade Fire "Funeral"
-Joy Division "Unknown Pleasures"
-My Bloody Valentine "Loveless"
-Brian Eno "Another Green World"
-David Bowie "Low"
-Kraftwerk "Computer World"
-Panda Bear "Person Pitch"
-Talking Heads "77"

kroqken
11-21-2008, 07:58 PM
I really think the Breeders album Pod is sheer genius.

Backwater
11-21-2008, 08:02 PM
Way to narrow it down kit katt.

kroqken
11-21-2008, 08:04 PM
It is SO HARD to pick the one greatest album of all time. That means that it is better, in your opinion, than ANY OTHER ALBUM OUT THERE. That is such a heavy weight to put on your soldiers. It is like having two children and not loving both of them equally.

Pixiessp
11-21-2008, 08:07 PM
I really think the Breeders album Pod is sheer genius.

agreed. I like Kim's stuff better then than now.

kroqken
11-21-2008, 08:09 PM
I love the cover that the Breeders do of the Beatles "Happiness is a warm gun" and that song "Safari" is so catchy.

TomAz
11-21-2008, 08:17 PM
You guys aren't very good at this.

The Clash - London Calling

kitt kat
11-21-2008, 08:19 PM
Way to narrow it down kit katt.

They're in order.

bug on your lip
11-21-2008, 08:19 PM
http://www.deliciouslycreative.com/images/uploads/colorful_hill_cover.jpg

kroqken
11-21-2008, 08:20 PM
Red House Painters is a good band, maybe up there with House of Love or the Wonderstuff. Not as good as Close Lobsters.

apostle2
11-21-2008, 08:21 PM
Blood on the Tracks

bug on your lip
11-21-2008, 08:25 PM
every day i live -Joy Division "Unknown Pleasures" and My Bloody Valentine "Loveless" get higher on my list

but i don't think anything will ever topple Red House Painters "Down Colorful Hill" ... i've never listened to anything that runs that gammet of all emotions as that one... growing older, growing apart, finding and losing love... it's all on there... and it's inescapable in all our lives

oftheheartofthesoul
11-21-2008, 08:26 PM
It changes with the weather, but my top 10:

1) P.M. Dawn, "Jesus Wept"
2) Seal, "Human Being"
3) Goldie, "Timeless"
4) Janet Jackson, "The Velvet Rope"
5) Me'Shell Ndegeocello, "Cookie: The Anthropological Mixtape"
6) Fiona Apple, "Extraordinary Machine"
7) Bjork, "Homogenic"
8) Kelis, "Kaleidoscope"
9) Foreign Exchange, "Connected"
10) Radiohead, "Kid A"

kroqken
11-21-2008, 08:27 PM
Are there any Red House Painters videos on Youtube that you can put on here?

Neutral Milk Hotel
11-21-2008, 08:27 PM
Guess.

Pixiessp
11-21-2008, 08:31 PM
I love the cover that the Breeders do of the Beatles "Happiness is a warm gun" and that song "Safari" is so catchy.

hve you heard Kim and Kelley's cover of "Wicked little Town"?

bug on your lip
11-21-2008, 08:31 PM
Here is the opening track of DOWN COLORFUL HILL

god, what a sad song

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TommyboyUNM
11-21-2008, 09:22 PM
OK Computer

canexplain
11-21-2008, 09:30 PM
since there is so much variety, if i could only have one album to listen to and never another i guess i would go with The White Album ... Beatles ... cr****

psychoc&ndy
11-21-2008, 09:33 PM
air - moon safari

kroqken
11-21-2008, 09:44 PM
I saw Air at Coachella in 2004, I just did not get the hype. It was boring to me. WHen they were there a few years later, I did not see them. I guess Air is an acquired taste. I prefer twee music when I want to relax and unwind.

woogie846
11-21-2008, 10:07 PM
Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen

kroqken
11-21-2008, 10:09 PM
Anyone see that picture of Bruce Springsteen hanging out with members of the Arcade Fire? That was an unusual combination

canexplain
11-21-2008, 10:10 PM
I saw Air at Coachella in 2004, I just did not get the hype. It was boring to me. WHen they were there a few years later, I did not see them. I guess Air is an acquired taste. I prefer twee music when I want to relax and unwind.

ah thats to bad, that was one of my favorite shows i saw that year, the sunset show right? .... but then good drugs help ....cr****

kroqken
11-21-2008, 10:12 PM
The only part I liked at the Air shw was when one of the guys asked "So do you feel like dancing" and whatever that song they played after that was real good. I remember hearing that song at Club Bang at the World Club in Hollywood.

sacleonard
11-21-2008, 10:17 PM
Here are some CDs (not previously mentioned):

60s: The Beatles - Rubber Soul
70s: Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
80s: The Cure - Disintegration
90s: Tori Amos - Boys For Pele
00s: Wilco - Sky Blue Sky

As mentioned, there are so many great CDs, which makes choosing one (or several) really difficult. Some are favorites for songwriting, others for production, others for the complete package, etc.

I would probably pick a completely different list tomorrow.

sacleonard
11-21-2008, 10:19 PM
Anyone see that picture of Bruce Springsteen hanging out with members of the Arcade Fire? That was an unusual combination

The Boss is perhaps Win Butler's biggest influences.

Sonicifyouwantit
11-21-2008, 10:20 PM
off the top of my head...mmmmmmm back in black - ac/dc

kitt kat
11-21-2008, 10:21 PM
Here are some CDs (not previously mentioned):

60s: The Beatles - Rubber Soul

YES. Some Rubber Soul love. Not in my top 10, but definitely my favorite Beatles album.

kroqken
11-21-2008, 10:23 PM
I liked the White Album a little better than Rubber Soul.

sbessiso
11-21-2008, 11:05 PM
The White Stripes-Elephant
Beck-Sea Change/Guero/Mellow Gold
The Cure-Boys Dont Cry/The Head in the Door

Sorry for not "narrowing down" :)

kroqken
11-22-2008, 06:05 AM
The best Cure album is "Disintegration", it was at Robert Smith's darkest and most purified. He did not seem to be striving for commercial acceptance, but rather artistic triumph.

fiyahhh!
11-22-2008, 10:24 AM
the Replacements - Pleased to Meet Me

it's not their best album, but it's the one I play the most.

kroqken
11-22-2008, 10:33 AM
Another album for the ages is the "Some Kind of Wonderful" soundtrack.

MissingPerson
11-23-2008, 06:16 PM
The Boss is perhaps Win Butler's biggest influences.

Dunno, Win always gave the impression he was more about British bands than yer Americana. Whatever about the band's sound generally, I can still hear more Robert Smith in his voice than Bruce Springsteen.

I'd put my money on Will as more the straight up rock'n'roll type.

HIow_-Ehmeo

Anyway, you know I've been listening to Antony & The Johnsons I am a Bird Now again, and it really is a monster of a thing. I mean, my favourite album of all time completely depends on my mood when I answer, but right now, it's that.

kroqken
11-23-2008, 06:19 PM
Win likes Springsteen personally, but his influences are more from the alternative branch of rock.

woogie846
11-23-2008, 06:19 PM
Anyone see that picture of Bruce Springsteen hanging out with members of the Arcade Fire? That was an unusual combination

Yeah I saw that in an issue of Spin a while ago.

kroqken
11-23-2008, 06:20 PM
I was surprised that Springsteen knew who the Arcade Fire are. I was NOT surprised that David Bowie knew who the Arcade Fire are.

TheWatcher
11-23-2008, 06:37 PM
How is it possible to have one favorite album of all time?

kroqken
11-23-2008, 06:43 PM
I do not have one favorite album. I have a favorite band, but not a favorite album of all time.

pancakespancakes
11-23-2008, 06:44 PM
How is it possible to have one favorite album of all time?

If you think hard enough, you'll realize that you've listened to one singular album more than any other - even if it's but a second more than another one.

And there ya go.

Everyone who's ever listened to an album all the way through happens to have one.

MissingPerson
11-23-2008, 06:44 PM
Absolutes are kinda useful for making you think. They force you to pick one. That's why it drives me nuts when somebody wades into a top 5 thread, and then picks ten. Argh.

Anyway, the SPIN Springsteen/ Butler interview, lest anybody with especially good eyesight cares.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v310/jill_valentine/spin%20bruce/spinwin4.jpg

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pancakespancakes
11-23-2008, 06:45 PM
I do not have one favorite album. I have a favorite band, but not a favorite album of all time.

I got it for you:

1993's.....MEZCAL HEAD! :D

kroqken
11-23-2008, 06:48 PM
If the Libertines did not implode, they maybe could have one more album in them that could have been a favorite. They were a "on the verge" band.

TickleMeElmo
11-23-2008, 08:07 PM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/97/Since_i_left_you.jpg

aguadulce
11-23-2008, 08:21 PM
The Jayhawks - tomorrow the green grass
Gomez - Bring it on
Bruce Springsteen - greeting from asbury park
Radiohead - the bends
Elliott Smith - elliott smith
Old 97's - too far too care
Neutral Milk Hotel - aeorplane over the sea

aguadulce
11-23-2008, 08:24 PM
I was surprised that Springsteen knew who the Arcade Fire are. I was NOT surprised that David Bowie knew who the Arcade Fire are.

Bruce's 3 kids are all in their teens - im sure they probably introduced
them to dad.

kroqken
11-23-2008, 08:29 PM
I bet Bruce is such a cool dad he would let them go to Coachella without any parental supervision.

TheWatcher
11-23-2008, 09:14 PM
If you think hard enough, you'll realize that you've listened to one singular album more than any other - even if it's but a second more than another one.

And there ya go.

Everyone who's ever listened to an album all the way through happens to have one.

Ah. I think my memory isn't good enough to say. What if I choose one album and then realize that it isn't my favorite after all?

Well, if it's albums I have listened to the most, I guess I can think of a few. The first one that came to mind was Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon or Led Zeppelin - Zoso. But, I don't listen to these albums much any more.

Looking through my MP3 collection, I realized that I tend to listen to one album till it's basically worn out or I am driving other people nuts, then move on. But, I am still not sure I can say one is my favorite. So, sorted by era:

The Monkees - The Monkees
Simon and Garfunkel - I am a Rock
Beatles - Abbey Road
The Doors - The Doors
Black Sabbath - Paranoid
T. Rex - Electric Warrior

Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
David Bowie - Diamond Dogs
Alice Cooper - Welcome to my Nightmare

Patti Smith - Easter
The Sex Pistols - Never Mind the Bollocks Here's the Sex Pistols
The Police - Outlandos d'Amour

Motley Crue - Shout at the Devil
Dire Straits - Money for Nothing
Van Halen - 1984

Alice in Chains - Unplugged
Marcy Playground - Marcy Playground
Nirvana - MTV Unplugged
Oingo Boingo - Best O' Boingo
Placebo - Sleeping with Ghosts
Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
Hide - Ja, Zoo

Art Brut - Bang Bang Rock & Roll
Babyshambles - Down In Albion
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - B.R.M.C.
NiN - With Teeth
Teddy Bears - Soft Machine
The Pink Spiders - Teenage Graffiti

kroqken
11-23-2008, 11:00 PM
That last list was very diverse. I love some, like Placebo and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and dislike others, like Elton John and Motley Crue. It is a very diverse playlist.

MissingPerson
11-24-2008, 06:14 AM
Bruce's 3 kids are all in their teens - im sure they probably introduced
them to dad.

Curious fellow, that Springsteen.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v310/jill_valentine/springsext.jpg

kroqken
11-24-2008, 06:24 AM
Curious fellow, that Springsteen.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v310/jill_valentine/springsext.jpg

I am impressed that Springsteen was familiar with Apples in Stereo.

Cheddar's Cousin
11-24-2008, 06:38 AM
Bob Seger- Night Moves...seriously.

Runners- up

The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust...
Lou Reed- Magic and Loss
Megadeth- Killing is My Business
The Floyd- Wish You Were Here
Black Sabbath

sydaud
11-24-2008, 06:52 AM
Bob Seger- Night Moves...seriously.

Runners- up

The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust...
Lou Reed- Magic and Loss
Megadeth- Killing is My Business
The Floyd- Wish You Were Here
Black Sabbath


Seger gets no love anywhere it seems, but I'll tip my hat to your choice. There's not a bad song on Night Moves.

I have two all-time favorites: "Fear of Music" by Talking Heads and "Buffalo Springfield Again". I've long since given up which one is better.

212margarita
11-24-2008, 07:57 AM
Bob Seger- Night Moves...seriously.

Runners- up

The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust...
Lou Reed- Magic and Loss
Megadeth- Killing is My Business
The Floyd- Wish You Were Here
Black Sabbath

While not my favorite record ever Night Moves is a strong choice...Night Moves the song is just simply amazing. Seger is way underrated.

erikua
11-24-2008, 10:07 AM
ULTRA by Depeche Mode

Donaldj
11-24-2008, 10:22 AM
The Prodigy - Experience

Wheres the beef?
11-24-2008, 11:21 AM
Tool - Lateralus