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Offline redhat

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Poll: Favorite albums
« on: July 28, 2013, 2324 UTC »
Thought this might be insightful and fun.

In no particular order;

Incubus - Make Yourself
Tool - Lateralus
Toad The Wet Sprocket - Dulcinea
Depeche Mode - Violator
Cake - Fashion Nugget

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Re: Poll: Favorite albums
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2013, 2342 UTC »
It's very hard to narrow it down. The list would change from time to time

In no particular order:

Rolling Stones  Exile on Main st.
The Wailers  Catch a fire
Elvis Presley   The Sun singles
Robert Johnson  King of the delta blues singers
Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers   LAMF

I just realized that the most recent album on my list is almost 40 years old. I am 48 years old. I wonder what the hell that means???
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Re: Poll: Favorite albums
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2013, 0101 UTC »
Off the top of my head at this moment:

[Official Vinyl Releases]:

Assault Attack - Michael Schenker Group
Corridors Of Power - Gary Moore
In Trance - Scorpions
Marching Out - Yngwie Malmsteen
Are You Experinced - Jimi Hendrix

[Bootleg Vinyl Releases]:

For Badge Holders Only 1 & 2 - Led Zeppelin
Crackers - Pink Floyd
As Through Emerald City - Genesis
Live At The LA Forum 1970 - Jimi Hendrix
Splitting Images - Yngwie Malmsteen
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Re: Poll: Favorite albums
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2013, 0117 UTC »
Albums that changed my musical thinking at first hearing.

Jimi Hendrix - Electric Ladyland
Larry Coryell - Offering
Captain Beefheart - Lick My Decals Off, Baby

2 absolutely perfect albums by major African artists

Les Wanyika - Amigo
Orchestra Makassy - The Original Recordings
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Re: Poll: Favorite albums
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2013, 0132 UTC »
Retrospective The Best Of Buffalo Springfield
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Re: Poll: Favorite albums
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2013, 0137 UTC »
In no particular order:
Kraftwerk - Radioactivity
Rory Gallagher - Live
Deep Purple - Live in Europe (NOT Live in Japan!)
Ted Nugent - Double Live Gonzo
Scorpions - Virgin Killer
UFO - Live

There's various individual songs I like but the question was about albums.
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Re: Poll: Favorite albums
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2013, 0248 UTC »
With my ever-decreasing attention span, I can't even remember the last time I sat down and listened to an entire album.
Even so, I find it exceedingly difficult to narrow down my choices for best albums.  I know I will want to change it as soon as I click the 'Post' button, but here goes.
No particular order:
Cream - Disraeli Gears
Santana - Moonflower
Led Zep - IV (zoso)
Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers
The Eagles - Hotel California
Hank Williams - 40 Greatest Hits
Green Day - Dookie
Dire Straits - Brother in Arms
Van Halen - Van Halen
Peter Gabriel - So
Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon/Wish You Were Here/The Wall
Jeff Beck - Blow by Blow
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Re: Poll: Favorite albums
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2013, 0504 UTC »
Some of my favorites have already been mentioned, so here are a few more of my faves, also in no particular order, mostly based on what I've listened to the past few years:

Cat Power - "Moon Pix" and "The Greatest", love 'em both equally
Mazzy Star - "So Tonight That I Might See"
Hope Sandoval - "Through The Devil Softly"
The Breeders - "Last Splash"
Beach House - "Teen Dream"
Maria McKee - "Maria McKee"
Fever Ray - "Fever Ray"
Die Antwoord - "Ten$Ion"
The Del Fuegos - "Boston, Mass."

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Re: Poll: Favorite albums
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2013, 0629 UTC »
Well, awreet, here's the five LP's that had (& still continue to have) the most influence on me, in no particular order:

"Trout Mask Replica" -- Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band -- I have three copies including one autographed!  (Of course, with the usual Mercury label exceptions, all of the others are quite nearly as monumental!)

"Meet The Residents" -- The Residents -- actually, any of their earlier ones, e.g. prior to "Freak Show"

"We're Only In It For The Money" -- Mothers of Invention -- actually, any of the original Mothers ones up to & including "Uncle Meat," but especially the Verve issues; the first LP I ever bought, in fact, was "Freak Out," which I saved my allowance up to buy and bought when I was all of eight years old, and which record I still have!  After the original Mothers left en masse, BTW, it all immediately went down the toilet and became Megalo-FZ and some technically-competent-but-utterly-lifeless-and-uninspired backup musicians playing predictable exercises in banality (the ones with Flo & Eddie are just barely of marginal value to me).

"Faust" -- Faust's first one, the one on clear vinyl with the clear cover on German Polydor.

"The Stooges" -- Iggy & the Stooges first one, bought it when I was twelve, still have it, etc.

No matter how many times I have played these over the years, they are still just as exciting for me as the first time I heard them, despite the (in some cases) intervening forty + years!  And it is not as though I only have a few records, after all; I have literally thousands of records!   Hell, I probably have over 5000 pre-1930 78 rpm records alone, over 2000 LP's, hundreds of cylinder records, etc. but the foregoing LP's still sound just as fresh as the first time I unwrapped the shrink wrap!  IMHO, right there, that is the difference between something "good" and something "great!"  In fact, I think I need to listen to "phase two of 'Lumpy Gravy' " right now!  Jeeez.....

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Re: Poll: Favorite albums
« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2013, 0637 UTC »
Glimmer, I like anyone who knows the difference between The Wailers and Bob Marley and The Wailers. (Plus, I own all five of the albums on your list.)

I'm going to go with what I consider to be "perfect albums" they flow and there's not a bad song on them.

Here we got in sort of chronological order;

Howling Wolf- "The Rocking Chair Album" (It didn't have an actual title, just a picture of rocking chair and a guitar)

The Beatles -Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band

Pink Floyd- Dark Side of The Moon

Burning Spear - Live (at Hammersmith Palais)

The New York Dolls - The New York Dolls

The Patti Smith Group - Horses

Gil-Scott Herron - From South Africa to South Carolina (Hell, any of Gil's 70's work is outstanding.)

Leon Russell - Will 'o The Wisp (I bet that threw a surprise into a few of you.)

The Ramones - Rocket To Russia

The Psychedelic Furs - India

Marianne Faithful- Broken English

The Clash - Combat Rock

REM- Murmur

The Dead Milkmen - Beezlebubba (No,I'm not kidding.)

The Breeders - Pod

Beck - Mellow Gold (Beck's a DJ, he knows how to put an album together.)

All of them have a flow and a basic structure from beginning to end. They're not a bunch of songs slapped together in a random order.

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Re: Poll: Favorite albums
« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2013, 1221 UTC »
I had to get in on this one

Led Zeppelin- IV
Blondie- Plastic Letters
The Doors- The Soft Parade
Black Sabbath- Paranoid
Cream- Diseralli ( probably spelled wrong) Gears
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Re: Poll: Favorite albums
« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2013, 1341 UTC »
Just a few of my all-time favorites, in no particular order:               (*= Seen in concert)

Hendrix - Axis: Bold As Love
10cc - Sheet Music *
Tangerine Dream - Phaedra -&- Underwater Sunlight *
Leo Kottke - 6 & 12 String Guitar (The Armadillo Album) *
Miles Davis - In A Silent Way -&- Agharta
Mothers - Absolutely Free *
The Move - 1st LP
Bo Diddley - Is A Gunslinger
Pat Metheny Group - White Album -&- Travels *
Love - Forever Changes
Cream - Disraeli Gears
ZZ Top - Tres Hombres *
Blasters - Testament: The Complete Slash Recordings
Muddy Waters - Trouble No More: Singles
Tower Of Power - Anthology (Rhino/Warner Archives) *
John Coltrane - Giant Steps
Idris Muhammad - Power Of Soul
Captain Beefheart - Trout Mask Replica -&- Clear Spot *
Hall & Oates - X-Static
Talking Heads - Fear Of Music
Butterfield Blues Band - East-West
Todd Rundgren - Hermit Of Mink Hollow -&- Todd *
Spirit - 12 Dreams Of Dr Sardonicus
Psychedelic Furs - Forever Now
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Uplift Mofo Party Plan *
Kraftwerk - Computer World
Bob Marley & Wailers - Natty Dread *
The Jam - The Gift
R.E.M. - Document
Led Zeppelin - Houses Of The Holy
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Re: Poll: Favorite albums
« Reply #12 on: July 29, 2013, 1345 UTC »
thats how you spell disraeli! and "axis- bold as love" good pick!
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Re: Poll: Favorite albums
« Reply #13 on: July 29, 2013, 1537 UTC »
Various albums I've been hooked on over the years. You can see my tastes are all over the map...

1. My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
2. Yo La Tengo - Painful
3. Happy Mondays - Bummed
4. Dinosaur Jr. - Green Mind
5. Smashing Pumpkins - Gish
6. XTC - English Settlement
7. Underworld - Second Toughest in the Infants
8. Midnight Oil - Scream in Blue (live album, they're really good live but not my favorite studio band)
9. Kruder & Dorfmeister - The K&D Sessions
10. KLF - The White Room


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Re: Poll: Favorite albums
« Reply #14 on: July 29, 2013, 2110 UTC »
In no particular order, and there are a lot of others that I like equally well.

Dave Mason - Dave Mason
The Outlaws - Best of the Outlaws
Jimmy Buffett - Changes in Atitudes, Changes in Latitudes
Neil Young Everybody Knows This is Nowhere
Fleetwood Mac - Fleetwood Mac
Henry Paul Band - Grey Ghost
Boston - Boston
The Last - LA Explosion
Sarah McLachlan - Fumbling Towards Ecstasy
The Go-Gos - Return to the Valley of the Go-Gos


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