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Old 05-25-2017, 02:52 PM
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The SDMB Essential Album List

Some person had somehow made it to adulthood without ever hearing any music. How this happened no one can explain, but it did. Now they've heard a few songs and are all like "holy moly this music stuff is the shit, what should I listen to first?" and you're all like "lol dood that's a big ask."

Well, it is, right? I mean, to truly have a grasp of the history of popular music since Bill Haley and the Comets, you're gonna have to list a LOT of albums. So let's try, shall we?

1. Please list ten albums you think are great albums, landmark albums, albums you think a person with unlimited time would have to listen to.

2. Your list of ten albums may not include any two albums by the same artist (e.g. you can't name two Beatles albums) or even corresponding artists (so you can't name a Beatles album and a John Lennon album.)

3. Please make an effort to not name any album somene else has named. Of course, there will be posts made at the same time and eventually thsi thread might be too long to avoid making an error, but do your best.

4. It's not a competition. You don't have to name the ten best albums yet unmentioned. Just name ten and let's fill in the gaps.

I will start.

1. "Automatic for the People," REM
2. "Innervisions," Stevie Wonder
3. "Crime of the Century," Supertramp
4. "Fully Completely," The Tragically Hip
5. "1984," Van Halen
6. "Dark Side of the Moon," Pink Floyd
7. "Ill Communication," Beastie Boys
8. "Tapestry," Carole King
9. "Fear Of A Black Planet," Public Enemy
10. "Led Zeppelin IV," Led Zeppelin
Old 05-25-2017, 03:05 PM
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In no particular order

1. Little Creatures, Taking Heads
2. The Sounds of Silence, Simon and Garfunkel
3. Violent Femmes, Violent Femmes
4. Blonde on Blonde, Bob Dylan
5. Who's Next, The Who

That's as far as I got, gotta run.
Old 05-25-2017, 03:11 PM
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1. Yes-The Yes Album
2. Genesis-Selling England by the Pound
3. ELP-Brain Salad Surgery
4. Beach Boys-Pet Sounds
5. Rolling Stones-Aftermath (UK)
6. Beatles-Revolver
7. Kinks-Village Green Preservation society
8. Jimi Hendrix-Are You Experienced?
9. Moody Blues-Days of Future Passed
10. Rush-2112

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Old 05-25-2017, 03:57 PM
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I'm a child of the 60s, but a few that are later:

Blue, Joni Mitchel
Sgt Pepper, Beatles
Tunnel of Love, Springsteen
The Times They are A-Changing, Dylan
A1A, Jimmy Buffet
Volunteers, Jefferson Airplane
John Prine, John Prine
The Wall, Pink Floyd
The Doors, The Doors
Into the Wild Soundtrack, Eddie Vedder

That last one has been my ear worm, in a good way, for the last couple months.

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Old 05-25-2017, 04:07 PM
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"Popular music", eh?

Saturday Night Fever soundtrack
Meat Loaf - Bat Out Of Hell
Michael Jackson - Thriller
Harry Chapin - Greatest Stories Live
Indigo Girls - Rites of Passage
Blondie - Parallel Lines
John Denver - Back Home Again
Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
Old 05-25-2017, 04:18 PM
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In no particular order:
1.) Life's Rich Pageant- REM
2) U2-Joshua Tree
3) Led Zeppelin- II
4) Van Halen- Diver Down
5) Tubular Bells- Mike Oldfield
6) Enya- Watermark
7) The Chieftains- Bells of Dublin
8) Rush- Moving Pictures
9) Dire Straits- Money for Nothing
10) Pearl Jam- 10
Old 05-25-2017, 04:28 PM
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Jimi Hendrix - Band of Gypsies
Radiohead - Ok Computer
Replacements - Let it be
Nirvana - Nevermind
Billy Joel - The Stranger
Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense
Elvis Costello - My Aim is True
Rolling Stones - Exile on Main St
Van Morrison - Astral Weeks
Bob Marley - Greatest Hits

I don't think there are any that were already mentioned...
Old 05-25-2017, 05:04 PM
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Appetite for Destruction - Guns 'N' Roses
Rust in Peace - Megadeth
3 Feet High & Rising - De La Soul (this album they essentially invented the "hip-hop skit")
Liquid Swords - GZA
Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik - Outkast
Complete Discography - Minor Threat ("Complete Discography" is the name of the album and contains, well, their complete discography)
Pure Rock Fury - Clutch
Damaged - Black Flag
Hide Away - Freddie King
Black Magic - Magic Sam
Old 05-25-2017, 05:13 PM
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1. Rush - Moving Pictures
2. Queen - A Night at the Opera
3. Cowboy Mouth - Are You With Me?
4. Police - Zenyatta Mondatta
5. Alanis Morrisette - Jagged Little Pill
6. The Pretenders - The Singles
7. The Beatles - 1962-1966
8. Joan Jett and the Blackhearts - Album
9. Mighty Mighty Bosstones - Let's Face It
10. U2 - The Joshua Tree
Old 05-25-2017, 05:27 PM
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I'll try my best to avoid albums that have been already mentioned.

In no particular order:

1. Sticky Fingers - The Rolling Stones
2. Murmur - REM
3. Abbey Road - The Beatles
4. Highway 61 Revisited - Bob Dylan
5. Paul's Boutique - Beastie Boys
6. London Calling - The Clash
7. What's Going On - Marvin Gaye
8. The Velvet Underground & Nico - The Velvet Underground
9. At Folsom Prison - Johnny Cash
10. Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen
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Old 05-25-2017, 05:40 PM
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Limiting me to one per artist is a killer

What's Going On Let's Get It On - Marvin Gaye - Let's go with my second choice, then
The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill - Lauryn Hill
Super Fly (Soundtrack) - Curtis Mayfield
All Eyez on Me - Tupac
Sign 'o' the Times - Prince
Sam Cooke Live at the Harlem Square Club - Sam Cooke
It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back - Public Enemy
The Soul Sessions - Joss Stone
Straight Outta Compton - NWA
What You Hear Is What You Get (Live At Carnegie Hall) - Ike and Tina Turner

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Old 05-25-2017, 05:54 PM
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Trying to avoid previous picks

The Stooges - The Stooges
Suicide - Suicide
Television - Marquee Moon
Kraftwerk - Trans-Europe Express
Simple Minds - Empires and Dance
The Cocteau Twins - Treasure
Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works
The Prodigy - Music for the Jilted Generation
Goldie - Timeless
Stereolab - Emperor Tomato Ketchup
Old 05-25-2017, 06:17 PM
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Boston's first album
Temple of the Dog
Gradually Going Tornado- Bill Bruford
And Out Come the Wolves- Rancid
Aja- Steely Dan
Cheap Trick's Greatest Hits
Wish You Were Here- The Pink Floyd
American Recording- Johnny Cash
Live at Carnegie Hall- Stevie Ray Vaughn
Hollywood Town Hall- The Jayhawks
Old 05-25-2017, 06:29 PM
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Essential albums:

Cheap Thrills - Big Brother and the Holding Company
The River - Bruce Springsteen
Beggar's Banquet - Rolling Stones
Live at the Fillmore East - Allman Brothers
Surrealistic Pillow - Jefferson Airplane
Purple Rain - Prince
Fleetwood Mac - Fleetwood Mac
Aqualung - Jethro Tull
Live At Carnegie Hall - Renaissance
Parallel Lines - Blondie
Old 05-25-2017, 06:44 PM
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David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust
Sting -Ten Summoner's Tales
Grateful Dead - American Rose
Eric Clapton - Unplugged
Santana - Supernatural
Imagine Dragons - Night Visions
Old 05-25-2017, 06:55 PM
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the op said this person has never heard ANY music; so assuming he's american he should have:

Don Giovanni - Mozart performed by the Philharmonia Chorus and Orchestra, conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini
ShowBoat - Soundtrack from 1936 film
Ne Me Quitte Pas - Jacques Brel
Library of Congress Recording Sessions - Woody Guthrie
My Clinch Mountain Home - The Carter Family
Crossroad blues - Robert Johnson (any album with this song)
Run DMC - Run DMC
Jazz Samba - Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd
The Atomic Mr. Bassie - Count Bassie Orchestra
Buena Vista Social Club - Juan de Marcos González

I didnt put any rock in my list as there are many good choices by others, but. . .
Marquee Moon - Television
London Calling - The Clash

Old 05-25-2017, 07:07 PM
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Strictly metal.

Opeth, Blackwater Park
Porcupine Tree, Deadwing
Queensrÿche, Operation: Mindcrime
Dream Theater, Images and Words
Fates Warning, Disconnected
Celtic Frost, Into the Pandemonium
Bathory, Hammerheart
Godflesh, Pure
Nine Inch Nails, The Downward Spiral
Edge of Sanity, Crimson
Old 05-25-2017, 07:24 PM
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1. Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
2. Kyuss - Blues For the Red Sun
3. Napalm Death - Scum
4. Run-DMC - Run-DMC
5. Mogwai - Young Team
6. Pixies - Doolittle
7. Public Enemy - Fear of a Black Planet
8. Metallica - Master of Puppets
9. Godflesh - Streetcleaner
10. Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine
Old 05-25-2017, 07:33 PM
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Emmylou Harris Elite Hotel
Emmylou Harris Luxury Liner
Jim Croce Life and Times
Gordon Lightfoot Gord's Gold
Merle Haggard Okie from Muskogee (live album)
Bread Anthology
CCR Green River
CCR Willie & the Poor Boys
Bob Seger Live Bullet
Old 05-25-2017, 07:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Gatopescado View Post
Gradually Going Tornado- Bill Bruford
Thank You Thank You Thank You! I heard this album in the mid 80s and I couldn't ever remember the name! I've already ordered it on Amazon. I was always looking for Crazy like a tornado and never found anything.

BTW, some stellar choices overall in this thread. and ones I'm quite frankly jealous that I didn't think of.
Old 05-25-2017, 08:13 PM
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Chemical Brothers - Exit Planet Dust
Moby - Play
Daft Punk - Homework
Massive Attack - Mezzanine
The Future Sound of London - Lifeforms
Portishead - Dummy
The Orb - The Orb, Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld
New Order - Substance
Underworld - dubnobasswithmyheadman
Kraftwerk - Autobahn
Old 05-25-2017, 08:31 PM
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The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Herbert von Karajan: Beethoven -- The Nine Symphonies
Robert Johnson: King of the Delta Blues Singers, Volumes 1 & 2
Muddy Waters: The Chess Box
Chuck Berry: The Chess Box
Elvis Presley: The Sun Sessions
James Brown: Star Time
Phil Spector: Back to Mono, 1958-1969
Various Artists: Hitsville USA -- The Motown Singles Collection, 1959-1971
Otis Redding: Live in Europe
Aretha Franklin: Lady Soul

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Old 05-25-2017, 10:04 PM
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Are greatest hits and/or various artist albums acceptable?

"O Brother Where Art Thou" Soundtrack
"Repo Man" Soundtrack
Best of Chess Blues
Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
Blood Sweat & Tears - Child Is Father To The Man
Richard Thompson - Mock Tudor (tough call, so many good albums to choose from)
Genesis - Seconds Out
Peter Tosh - Equal Rights
Old 97s - Too Far To Care
Holst - The Planets
Old 05-25-2017, 11:03 PM
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Lots of my choices already listed, but I would add these:

Joe Jackson - Night and Day
Natalie Merchant - Tigerlily
Kansas - Song For America
Gerry Rafferty - City To City
Drive By Truckers - Southern Rock Opera
Sex Pistols - Never Mind the Bollocks, It's the Sex Pistols
Old 05-25-2017, 11:20 PM
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Originally Posted by swampspruce View Post
Thank You Thank You Thank You!
Happy to help. Enjoy the album, it's fantastic.
Old 05-25-2017, 11:42 PM
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Beatles, Revolver
The Band, The Band
Rolling Stones, Exile on Main Street
Grateful Dead, American Beauty
Elvis Costello, This Year's Model
Talking Heads, Fear of Music
Pretenders, Pretenders
Depeche Mode, Violator
Massive Attack, Mezzanine
Boards of Canada, Music has the Right to Children
Old 05-25-2017, 11:50 PM
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Sorry, missed the part about no duplicates.
Old 05-26-2017, 12:14 AM
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Finishing my set:

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David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust
Sting -Ten Summoner's Tales
Grateful Dead - American Rose
Eric Clapton - Unplugged
Santana - Supernatural
Imagine Dragons - Night Visions
Various artists - The complete Jerome Kern Songbooks (I'm partial to Ella Fitzgerald and All the Things You Are)
Handel's Messiah
John Hiatt - The A&M Years '87-'94
Oingo Boingo - Best o'Boingo
Old 05-26-2017, 12:25 AM
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Green Day "Dookie"
Dr. Dre "The Chronic"
Steve Miller Band "Greatest Hits 1974-78"
Simon & Garfunkel "Bridge Over Troubled Water"
The Fratellis "Costello Music"
Michael Jackson "Thriller"
ABBA "Gold"
Eminem "The Marshall Mathers LP"
The Doors "The Doors"
Dwight Yoakam "A Long Way Home"
Old 05-26-2017, 12:52 AM
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1. Stevie Wonder: "Songs in the Key of Life"
2. Paul Simon: "Graceland"
3. The Beach Boys: "Endless Summer"
4. The Beatles: "Rubber Soul"
5. Queen: "Greatest Hits"
6. The Traveling Wilburys: "Vol. 1"
7. Billy Joel: "An Innocent Man"
8. Madness: "One Step Beyond"
9. The Kinks: "Arthur"
10. The Moody Blues: "Seventh Sojourn" (or one of their others; I can't decide)

(There are others I definitely would have listed instead if I were going for personal landmarks/favorites/greatest, though I did stick with albums that I personally appreciate. And, of course, some I would have listed if they hadn't already been listed by others. And I assumed from the OP's mention of "history of popular music since Bill Haley and the Comets" that that's what we were going for, and so I didn't even consider, say, Beethoven.)
Old 05-26-2017, 01:27 AM
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Hangman's Beautiful Daughter - The Incredible String Band
Ladies of the Canyon - Joni Mitchell
Highway 61 Revisited - Bob Dylan
Rubber Soul - The Beatles
Surrealistic Pillow - Jefferson Airplane
The Lady and the Unicorn - John Renbourn
Living With Ghosts - Patty Griffin
Liege and Lief - Fairport Convention
Stand Up - Jethro Tull
I'm Your Man - Leonard Cohen
Old 05-26-2017, 01:32 AM
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In no particular order, and realising that I have many more I'd love to slip into this list:

1) Sarah McLachlan - Fumbling Towards Ecstasy (Her third release, and the second where she really had creative control.)

2) Great Big Sea - Up (Pure East Coaster delight)

3) Our Lady Peace - Gravity (Probably one of their more mainstream sounding albums, Naveed or Clumsy might be more of an acquired taste)

4) Matthew Good Band - Underdogs (Some of the singles were put onto an American release of Beautiful Midnight. If you can, get the original releases of both)

5) Jonny Lang - Lie to Me ( The first Blues album I ever bought)

6) Chris Isaak - Forever Blue (I Prefer it to Blue Spanish Sky)

7) U2 - Achtung Baby - (I like this album better overall than Joshua Tree [already taken])

8) Beth Orton - SuperPinkyMandy - (More of her early Pop and EDM type stuff, much less folky than her more recent stuff, really hard to find an official copy now.)

9) The Black Crowes - Shake your Money Maker

10) The Cardigans - Long Gone Before Daylight - (I haven't heard two of their albums that sound the same. This one is downbeat and almost county-esque and I think it's a better album than Gran Turismo, and not nearly as saccharine as the song Love Fool which everyone thinks of)

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Old 05-26-2017, 04:44 AM
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A little taster of all that's been great and good in UK-based post-punk, Goth and indie (and so much left out...)

Isn't Anything : My Bloody Valentine
Psychocandy: Jesus and Mary Chain
Unknown Pleasures: Joy Division
Mask: Bauhaus
Aion: Dead Can Dance
The Smiths: The Smiths
Tender Prey: Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
Kaleidoscope: Siouxsie and the Banshees
Stone Roses: Stone Roses
Demon Days: Gorillaz
Old 05-26-2017, 06:36 AM
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The Jeff Beck Group, Truth
Miles Davis, Kind of Blue
Thelonious Monk, Underground
Grant Green, Matador
The Rolling Stones, The Brussels Affair (live, formerly a bootleg - best version of Tumbling Dice ever!!)
Big Star, Radio City
UFO, Strangers in the Night
Aerosmith, Rocks
Chris Isaak, Heart-Shaped World
Aretha Franklin, best of Aretha Franklin
AC/DC, Powerage

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Old 05-26-2017, 09:30 AM
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We're Only in It for the Money by the Mothers of Invention
Ramones by The Ramones
Not Available by The Residents
The Piper at the Gates of Dawn by Pink Floyd
The Velvet Underground by The Velvet Underground (3rd album)
Paranoid by Black Sabbath
Court and Spark by Joni Mitchell
20 Jazz Funk Greats by Throbbing Gristle
Big Lizard in My Backyard by The Dead Milkmen
In the Court of the Crimson King by King Crimson
Old 05-26-2017, 09:34 AM
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I'm enjoying reading these lists. Some repeats but that's OK.

1. "So," Peter Gabriel
2. "White Light / White Heat," The Velvet Underground
3. "Speakerboxx / The Love Below," OutKast
4. "Back in Black," AC/DC
5. "More Hits By The Supremes," The Supremes
6. "Harvest," Neil Young
7. "The Score," The Fugees
8. "Eye in the Sky," Alan Parsons Project
9. "Syncronicity," The Police
10. "Miami Vice" Official soundtrack; Jan Hammer, Glenn Frey et al.
Old 05-26-2017, 10:35 AM
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1. Dylan, Blonde on Blonde.
2. Tom Waits, Rain Dogs.
3. Van Morrison, Astral Weeks.
4. Elvis Costello, This Year's Model.
5. Rolling Stones, Between The Buttons.
6. Laura Nyro, Eli and the 13th Confession.
7. The Smiths, The Queen Is Dead.
8. The Fall, The Wonderful and Frightening World of The Fall.
9. Ryan Adams, Cold Roses.
10. John Lennon, Plastic Ono Band.

10a. Velvet Underground and Nico.

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Old 05-26-2017, 12:44 PM
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Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Old 05-26-2017, 12:58 PM
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Great albums so far. I will add:

1. Sketches of Spain -- Miles Davis / Gil Evans

2. Lady in Satin -- Billie Holliday

3. Rubber Soul -- the Beatles

4. Crown of Creation -- Jefferson Airplane

5. School Daze -- Stanley Clarke

6. Horses -- Patti Smith

7. London Calling -- the Clash

8. Reggatta de Blanc -- the Police

9. Clouds About Mercury -- David Torn

10. In My Tribe -- 10,000 Maniacs
Old 05-26-2017, 01:12 PM
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Can't think of ten, since there are already so many that I would have mentioned already listed.

Hotel California - The Eagles
You're Never Alone with a Schizophrenic - Ian Hunter
Pearl - Janis Joplin
Old 05-26-2017, 01:34 PM
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Derek and The Dominos: Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs
Old 05-26-2017, 01:41 PM
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1. Ozzy - Diary of a Madman
2. Metallica - Ride the Lightning
3. Dream Theater - Octavarium
4. Fates Warning - A Pale Shade of Gray
5. Lyle Lovette - Pontiac
6. New Model Army - Thunder and Consolation
7. kd lang - Ingénue
8. Bela Fleck and the Flecktones - Bela Fleck and the Flecktones
9. Steve Morse - Southern Steel
10. Frank Zappa - Joe's Garage Acts II & III

Some stuff I would list was already taken (Kind of Blue, Moving Pictures, DSOTM, Aja) and if I had to make this list again tomorrow it would change. Diary, A Pale Shade of Gray and Southern Steel would likely always be on the list.

Old 05-26-2017, 01:52 PM
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. . . 4. Crown of Creation -- Jefferson Airplane . . .
Good call. My favorite of theirs.
Old 05-26-2017, 02:43 PM
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1. Cowboy Junkies-Trinity Sessions
2. Ministry-The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste
3. Willie Nelson-Greatest Hits and Some That Will Be
4. Miles Davis-Bitches Brew (surprised not to see this one yet)
5. Fugazi-13 Songs
6. Sleaford Mods-English Tapas
7. alt-J-An Awesome Wave
8.The National-Trouble Will Find Me
9. Soundtrack to The Harder They Come
10. War on Drugs-Lost in the Dream
Old 05-26-2017, 03:34 PM
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Just for fun, an all-live top ten:

The Who, Live at Leeds
Joe Cocker, Mad Dogs and Englishmen
Allman Brothers Band, At Fillmore East
Grateful Dead, Europe '72
The Band, Rock of Ages
Peter Frampton, Frampton Comes Alive (admittedly there was a quite a lot of studio manipulation)
Cheap Trick, At Budokan
Talking Heads, Stop Making Sense
Hugh Masakela, Hope
King Crimson, Electrik
Old 05-26-2017, 07:26 PM
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Just for fun, an all-live top ten:
May I throw in Dire Straits "Alchemy"?
Old 05-26-2017, 08:25 PM
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Most of the old stuff was already taken. If my favorite album by a band was already chosen, I didn't pick them. In no particular order:

The Bends, Radiohead
Dig Me Out, Sleater-Kinney
Chutes Too Narrow, The Shins
Whatever, Aimee Mann
Remain in Light, Talking Heads
Manners, Passion Pit
Electric Version, The New Pornographers
Good Kid, M.A.A.D City, Kendrick Lamar
Hamilton, Original Broadway Cast
Sound of Silver, LCD Soundsystem
Old 05-26-2017, 09:00 PM
Ukulele Ike Ukulele Ike is offline
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Laura Nyro; Eli and the Thirteenth Confession
John Fahey; The Legend of Blind Joe Death
Jefferson Airplane; After Bathing at Baxter's
The Band; Music from Big Pink
The Grateful Dead; Dick's Picks No. 15 (Live show, Englishtown, NJ, Sept 1977)
Big Star; #1 Record
Brian Eno; Before and After Science
Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie; Live at Town Hall, NY, 1945
Miles Davis Nonet; The Birth of the Cool
Stan Getz & J.J. Johnson; Live at Town Hall, Chicago, 1957
Old 05-26-2017, 09:01 PM
Wesley Clark Wesley Clark is offline
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I made up a list, then found about half the albums were already listed by other posters so I had to rewrite it.
  1. Eels - electroshock blues
  2. Smashing pumpkins - Siamese Dream
  3. Atmosphere - when life gives you lemons you paint that shit gold
  4. Harry Chapin - Story of a life
  5. Ice Cube - Bootlegs and B sides
  6. Sixx AM - the Heroin diaries
  7. Garbage - version 2.0
  8. Lil Dicky - professional rapper
  9. Meat Loaf - bat out of hell II
  10. The Offspring - rise and fall, rage and grace

Last edited by Wesley Clark; 05-26-2017 at 09:02 PM.
Old 05-30-2017, 01:17 PM
Elendil's Heir Elendil's Heir is offline
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Doing my best to avoid albums already mentioned by others:

Jelly Roll Morton, The Complete Library of Congress Recordings
Beatles, Magical Mystery Tour
Pink Floyd, Wish You Were Here
Electric Light Orchestra, A New World Record
Alan Parsons Project, Eye in the Sky
Asia, Alpha
Styx, Pieces of Eight
Genesis, Genesis
James Horner, Glory (movie soundtrack)
John Williams, Lincoln (movie soundtrack)

But there were a lot mentioned earlier that I love.


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