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Your favourite album of all time...

Post by MahlerOO5 » 26 Feb 2009, 18:05

Same question as per 'song', but this time focusing on your choice of favourite album. We need to know why too.

Are compliations and 'best ofs' allowed...I suppose so, if you must
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umberto65

Re: Your favourite album of all time...

Post by umberto65 » 26 Feb 2009, 19:53

Okay I'll start. The why is... a bit of a challenge but will try to summarize it in a sentence!

In no particular order...

1) Surfer Rosa - Pixies (when it came out this was way too ahead of its times)
2) Nothing Shocking - Janes Addiction (best live gig ever seen)
3) Oil On Canvas - Japan (pure class, best of the 80!!!)
4) The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway - Genesis (the best concept album ever... if you get the message!)
5) Breakfast in America - Supertramp (a masterpiece, really!)
6) The Downward Spiral - NIN (industrial rock at its best, TR is a genius!)
7) 90125 - Yes (best ever arrangements)
8 ) Absolution/ Black Holes & Revelations - Muse (haven't listened to anything else since...)
9) IV - Peter Gabriel (some of my all time favourites songs are on this album)
10) Brilliant Trees - David Sylvian (... just love it!)
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spudski

Re: Your favourite album of all time...

Post by spudski » 26 Feb 2009, 20:13

Some serious listening there mate...
8)

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Re: Your favourite album of all time...

Post by lionofludesch » 26 Feb 2009, 21:25

Too hard, too hard.... :Doh: ](*,)
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Re: Your favourite album of all time...

Post by mike2502 » 26 Feb 2009, 23:04

Really, really hard. I'd have to go for The Clash's eponymous debut album. Just about changed my life - from prog rocker to punk in 15 brilliant tracks!!!

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Re: Your favourite album of all time...

Post by forfoxsake » 27 Feb 2009, 18:07

Ha beat me to it Mike .Punk Rock changed my life ,and this was the 1st L.P. I bought ,Strummer / Jones GENIUS 8)
Straight on for the days ahead !

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Re: Your favourite album of all time...

Post by MahlerOO5 » 27 Feb 2009, 20:20

Still thinking about my own answer...

Side 2 of Closer is close to perfecton, Side 1 less so...
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Re: Your favourite album of all time...

Post by up the boro » 01 Mar 2009, 10:20

In no particular order.

1. Jeff Wayne's War of the worlds
2. Black and Decker Desmond Decker
3. Specials AKA Specials
4. Breaking Glass Hazel Oconnor
5. Non stop erotic caberet Soft cell
6. Welcome to my nightmare Alice Cooper
7. 40 Big ones Judge Dread
8. Too much pressure The Selecter
9. Gosh its.. Bad Manners
10. Absolutely Madness
It all seems very easy, this revolution game
But when you start to really play things won't be quite the same
Your intellectual theories on how it's going to be
Don't seem to take into account the true reality

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Re: Your favourite album of all time...

Post by AlgyTaylor » 03 Mar 2009, 15:42

Changes every day, but ...


Primal Scream - Screamadelica
Just seems to have everything going for it, nice mellow chilled out stuff.

Mr Lif - I Phantom
IMO easily the best bit of hiphop since the early 90s and I'd say probably my favourite hiphop album

Surgeon - This Is For You Sh*ts
A mix CD rather than an album, but I think it represents everything that's good about electronic music ... relentless rhythms, really harsh industrial sounds, completely messed up stuff.


Those 3 do the business time and time again :)

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Re: Your favourite album of all time...

Post by MahlerOO5 » 04 Mar 2009, 16:29

I was driving a lot today and thinking more about this question. Chronologically the key turnng points seem to have been thus:

late 60s\early 1970s- Puff the Magic Dragon a key early influence
1973\74 - Glam Rock seems cool, buy first album (The Sweet, the one with Blockbuster on it)
mid 70s - flirt with Prog Rock, and buy a few Supertramp albums including Breakfast in America. Also keen follower of Bon Scott era ACDC - Let There Be Rock a timeless classic, everyother song being about venereal disease seems edgy to a 10 yr old.
Goat Head Soup gets banned from being played in my house due to parents taking exception to lyrics of Star Star.
Mid to late 70s - diet dominated by Floyd and Led Zep.
Late late 70s - get more into Neil Young at time of the Rust album and discover back catalogue. Also into Iggy Pop - New Values etc, plus discover back catalogue
Early 80s - Joy Division, Bunnymen, Smiths - dominate diet for next 10 years
Early 90s- havent bought any new music in ages, everything seems derivative and boring
Mid 90s - discover classical and opera, havent looked back

I've probably only bought 3 or 4 albums in the past 10 years. dont own an Ipod or anything similar. Just happy listening to the back catalogue. Spend a fair bit of time looking for stuff on you tube, but not keen enough to learn how to download anything.
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Re: Your favourite album of all time...

Post by forfoxsake » 04 Mar 2009, 18:35

Sweet were excellent Steve , especially liked Fox On The Run and Action 8) Prog eh pleeeeeeeeeease tell me you wern't into Yes :O
Straight on for the days ahead !

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Re: Your favourite album of all time...

Post by MahlerOO5 » 04 Mar 2009, 18:47

No, I never listened to Yes, Genesis, Jethro Tull etc. That was my flip brother
HW teams needed- 237
OHW; 37,38
RugbyHW: 9,24,27,29,31,33,36 Celluloids: 28 green;39;55

mike2502

Re: Your favourite album of all time...

Post by mike2502 » 04 Mar 2009, 22:53

Seems like you had the punk by-pass op in the late '70's though Steve :lol!:

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Re: Your favourite album of all time...

Post by mike2502 » 04 Mar 2009, 22:56

MahlerOO5 wrote:No, I never listened to Yes, Genesis, Jethro Tull etc. That was my flip brother
Doesn't sound that much of a flip to me Steve. Maybe he avoided Puff the Magic Dragon and turned out different :lol!:

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Re: Your favourite album of all time...

Post by From red to blue » 28 Dec 2018, 01:48

The Queen Is Dead - on the shop floor calendar, as obvious as snow...

Dummy - a new, gorgeous sound perfectly executed, and bizarrely unripped off apart from by Goldfrapp

Seamonsters - each song as good as any other they've written. Perfect for driving, dancing, getting drunk etc...

Unfinished Monkey Business - years and years of great tunes all spent on his first spectacular solo album

Velvet Underground & Nico - a totally inoffensive record with songs that even your grandma would like


And just for Mahler, my favourite 3 classical pieces:

Catalani - La Wally

Tchaikovsky - Nutcracker Act 2 Scene 2

Verdi - Requiem: Tuba Mirum

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