Top Ten Albums Ever

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Top Ten Albums Ever

Postby El Vez » Tue Jun 24, 2003 10:44 am

I'm stealing from So Lacklustre's E.C. tracks thread here. No greatest hits compilations or box sets, except for individual, pre-Beatles artists.....most of their best work is only available on collections. No soundtracks. Other than that, same rules and point structure apply.

1. Hank Williams as Luke The Drifter, Hank Williams, Sr.
2. John Wesley Harding, Bob Dylan
3. The Complete 1928 Okeh Recordings, Mississippi John Hurt
4. Good Old Boys, Randy Newman
5. The Definitive Charley Patton, Charley Patton
6. Bone Machine, Tom Waits
7. Imperial Bedroom, E.C. & The Attractions
8. Time (The Revelator), Gillian Welch & David Rawlings
9. Life'll Kill Ya, Warren Zevon
10. The Missing Years, John Prine

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my top 10 records

Postby girl out of time » Tue Jun 24, 2003 11:45 am

-Born to Run/ Bruce Springsteen
-This Year´s Model/Elvis Costello
-Closing Time/Tom Waits
-Ziggy Stardust/David Bowie
-Atchtung Baby/U2
-Moondance/Van Morrison
-461 Ocean Blvd./Eric Clapton
-Help/The Beatles
-Blood in the tracks/Bob Dylan
-Who´s Next/ The Who
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Postby costellopunk » Tue Jun 24, 2003 4:23 pm

i like doing this because my top 10 tends to range from the obvious to the ridiculous:

1. blood and chocolate-ec and the attractions
2. revolver-the beatles
3. blood on the tracks-bob dylan
4. new skin for the old ceremony-leonard cohen
5. doolittle-the pixies
6. hips and makers-kristin hersh
7. dear you-jawbreaker
8. monster-rem
9. i'm with stupid-aimee mann
10. rain dogs-tom waits
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Postby BlueChair » Tue Jun 24, 2003 9:06 pm

For once I need to think about it for a while. I could give my automatic list beginning with The Beatles White Album but I don't think it's accurate anymore.

I will get back to this.

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Postby King of Confidence » Tue Jun 24, 2003 9:43 pm

My musical education, thanks to a fairly whacked-out religious upbringing, is full of holes. I know very little of the Beatles, early Dylan, Bowie, the Who, Kinks -- you name, it, my parents probably banned it, or would have if I'd even known it existed. Somehow ABBA slipped through, but that's about it, in terms of quality. ALL THIS TO SAY, this list is a top ten based in my own explorations and may not meet any remotely objective standard of "greatness."

I guess these are always ultimately highly personal anyway. ANYWAY:

Radiohead - OK Computer
Los Lobos - Kiko
Cafe Tacuba - Reves/Yosoy
Bob Dylan - Love and Theft
Greg Brown - Further In (are there ANY Greg fans on this board?!)
White Stripes - Elephant
Billy Bragg and Wilco - Mermaid Avenue Vol 1
EC - King of America (huh.)
Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
Arvo Part, composer - Te Deum (I'm agnostic at best now, but if anything were to tempt me back to some form of belief, it would be Part's music)

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Postby senior_service » Tue Jun 24, 2003 11:06 pm

OK, I'll give it a shot.

1. London Calling - The Clash
2. Rubber Soul - The Beatles
3. Catch A Fire ("Jamaican Version")- Bob Marley & The Wailers
4. A Love Supreme - John Coltrane
5. Love & Theft - Bob Dylan
6. This Year's Model - Elvis Costello & The Attractions
7. The Who Sings My Generation - The Who
8. The Complete Recordings - Robert Johnson
9. The Wild, The Innocent and The E Street Shuffle - Bruce Springstenn
10. Kiko - Los Lobos

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Postby tokyo vogue » Wed Jun 25, 2003 12:29 am

oh, i hate this kind of thing. because i always put albums on that i think *should* be there, rather than the albums i really want to put on. you know? like i automatically stuff on so i seem like i have Good Taste.


so, i just don't post lists like this. bwarfg3.
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Postby El Vez » Wed Jun 25, 2003 2:46 pm

KoC- My girlfriend and I are Greg Brown fans. In fact, she was the one who really turned me on to him. We've got Slant 6 Mind, Over & Under, One Night and the excellent Going Driftless tribute album. Great, great stuff.

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Postby pophead2k » Wed Jun 25, 2003 3:14 pm

Pretty arbitrary here, probably change it tomorrow:

Beatles: Rubber Soul
Kinks: Something Else
Afghan Whigs: Gentleman
Weezer: Pinkerton
EC: Trust
Nick Cave: Murder Ballads
Makers: Rock Star God
Pixies: Tromp le Monde
Bob Dylan: Another Side of Bob Dylan
Aimee Mann: Bachelor No. 2

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Postby Jackson Doofster » Wed Jun 25, 2003 3:44 pm

Elvis - Get Happy
Bruce - Tunnel of Love
Squeeze - Some Fantasitic Place
Lloyd Cole - Rattlesnakes
Trash Can Sinatras - Cake
Clash - London Calling
Graham Parker - Struck by Lightning
The Jam - All Mod Cons
Van Morrison - Astral Weeks
Aztec Camera - High Land, Hared Rain
Prefab Sprout - Andromeda Heights
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Postby BlueChair » Wed Jun 25, 2003 5:33 pm

Fine, here I go. Just don't make me put these in order. This is subject to change in 10 minutes.

Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks
The Rolling Stones - Exile On Main Street
Joni Mitchell - Blue
The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
Neil Young - After The Goldrush
The Zombies - The Oddysey & Oracle
The Beatles - The Beatles (aka White Album)
The Clash - London Calling
Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Get Happy!!
Wilco - summerteeth

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Postby so lacklustre » Thu Jun 26, 2003 5:53 am

Is this limited to only one album per artiste?

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Postby Copenhagen Fan » Thu Jun 26, 2003 10:33 am

1) Quadrophenia - The Who
2) Imperial Bedroom - Elvis C.
3) The Song Remains the Same - Led Zeppelin
4) Physical Graffiti - Led Zep
5) A Quiet Normal Life - Warren Zevon
6) Europe '72 - The Grateful Dead
7) Who's Next - The Who
8) Hatful of Hollow - The Smiths
9) Yellow Moon - The Neville Bros.
10) Get Happy - Elvis C.

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Postby SoLikeCandy » Thu Jun 26, 2003 2:23 pm

Wow, this is gonna be hard. Keep in mind that, like Blue Chair, these choices are just what I'm writing down at the moment. Ten isn't enough!

Not in order:

1. Songs in the Key of Life--Stevie Wonder
2. Give a Monkey a Brain and He'll Swear He's the Center of the Universe--Fishbone
3. Bitter--Me'shell N'degeocello
4. Mistaken Identity--Vernon Reid
5. Voodoo--D'Angelo
6. Funkify Your Life--The Meters
7. Imperial Bedroom--EC
8. Adventures in Hi-Fi--R.E.M.
9. Two Against Nature--Steely Dan
10. Dark Side of the Moon--Pink Floyd
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