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Posted: 19 Nov 03, 14:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What's your 10 favourite albums of all time?

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1. Revolver-The Beatles.

Despite the inclusion of Yellow Submarine, one is inclined to forgive the band for this misdemeanour, as it does at least remind us that they were only human beings. From the boundless joy of Got To Get You Into My Life and And Your Bird Can Sing, to the psychedelic ground-breaker Tomorrow Never Dies and the beauty and imagery of Here There and Everywhere and Eleanor Rigby, coupled in with the cynicism of She Said She Said and Taxman, the album is a lyrical and musical delight from start to finish.

2. But Seriously-Phil Collins

Often slagged off nowadays, I don't think anyone could listen to this album and tell me that Collins isn't an absolutely superb craftsman. The songs are flawless, with perhaps the exception of Another Day In Paradise, this is a fast-moving, thought-provoking, but above all enjoyable collection, and was the latest and best of his 80s work, without a doubt.

3. I've Been Expecting You-Robbie Williams.

Although "Sing When You're Winning" is undoubtedly a better album, the songs are better, the production is better, the whole air of the thing is better, this is the album when our artist first starts to sound like Robbie Williams, and that means a lot. With a noticeable step up in class from the first offering, the album only tails off during the final two tracks. Soft love songs like Heaven From Here and Grace (a moving ballad to his unborn child) counter balance heavy rockers like Karma Killer and mainstream pop like Millennium and Strong. The ballads reign supreme here, as on all his albums, but the collection as a whole is a classy, slick testament to his escaping from Take That and becoming a star in his own right.

4. Billy Joel-An Innocent Man

Again, flawless. The title track is still one of my favourite songs of all time, and the other songs are classic pop masterpieces, taking time to borrow from the classics (on This Night) and incorporate things like jazz sax extraordinaire on Christy Lee.

5. Eminem-The Marshall Mathers LP

Although The Eminem Show is perhaps a more mature effort, here is Mathers doing what he does best, being utterly offensive with a smile on his face. Some of the lyrics contained in this album are mortifyingly unpleasant, and yet always bring a smile to my face, at the thought of his sarcastic grin delivering them. Despite the poppy single "The Real Slim Shady", this album is driven by anger and rage, and a furious determination to be his own man, and rule the world-and is all the better for it. Complete with hilarious sketches and a genuine brilliance at his work, this is perhaps his definitive album. After all, the Slim Shady LP was written on the outside of the Rap Game, and the Eminem show was written on top of it, but in this effort, he has to really draw on everything he has to show that he deserves his spot as the most influential rapper in the world-and he does it with aplomb.

6. Michael Jackson-Bad

Thriller might have sold more copies than any other, Off The Wall might be his big breakthrough, and Dangerous might signal the beginning of the end, but for me, this is his masterpiece. Although Thriller is an album of epic songs coupled in with a few suspect offerings, Bad explores new musical ideas (Liberian Girl, Speed Demon) and doesn't have a weak moment on it. Jackson's genius as a performer and as a songwriter (which is only really evident on this album for the first time) is allowed to shine as never before, and he is old enough to know his game, but not old enough yet to have been destroyed by it. There are hints of things to come in songs like Man In The Mirror, a message to change the world, but unlike Heal The World or Earth Song, it does not chide-it merely encourages, and is an uplifting anthem. Smooth Criminal is fairly untouched as a dance classic, and the whole album resounds with a class that Thriller, to me, lacked.

7. Stevie Wonde

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Posted: 19 Nov 03, 14:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Not in any particular order:

1.Let it Be
2.Sheer Heart Attack
3.Night at the Opera
4.52nd Street-Billy Joel
5.The Stranger-BJ
6.Born to Run
7.The Wildlife Concert- John Denver
8.Allied Forces- Triumph
9.Abbey Road
10.All of the classic showtune albums.


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Posted: 19 Nov 03, 14:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That's hard... I'll give it a try though.

1. The Clash - London Calling
I think this is a masterpiece, the Clash's finest hour as many say.
I have all of The Clash's album and London Calling is just one of the best pieces of music ever. Brilliant!

2.U2 - All That You Can't Leave Behind
Some may disagree but I think U2 seem to get better and better. I love this album!

3. U2 - Achtung Baby
It's a classic! To be honest, I don't know if ATYCLB is really better than this one. I can't decide...

5. Muse - Absolution
I really like the first 2 albums as well, but this 3rd one beats them all. They've grown and their music's much better. I can't believe they're still so young. But so talented!

6. The Verve - Urban Hymns
Richard Ashcroft rules! The Verve was still better than Richard Solo.
Bitter Sweet Harmony. The Drugs Don't Work. Awesome!

7. Queen - Innuendo & News Of The World
Love'em both, I can't decide which one I like better. Innuendo I suppose.

8. Blur - The Great Escape
It was their best one by far. All the rest is crap!

9. Beatles - Please Please Me
Or Revolver. Or Rubber Soul. I don't know!!

10. Hmmm... I don't know. I'd say Michael Jackson - Bad





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Posted: 19 Nov 03, 14:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Phil Collins and Justin Timberlake, Freddie-B?

Are you mental?

You'll be saying Sting is good next.


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Posted: 19 Nov 03, 15:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

1-News of the world

2-Absolution

3-The invisable band

4-Permission to land

5-Ok computer

6-Amnesiac

7-With out you i'm nothing

8-History for sale

9-Stabbing westward

10-Innuendo


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Posted: 19 Nov 03, 15:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Top 7:

1) Queen - A Day At The Races
2) Police - Reggatta De Blanc
3) Queen - Sheer Heart Attack
4) Queen - Queen II
5) Police - Outlandos De Amor
6) Queen - A Night At The Opera
7) Darkness - Permission To Land


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Posted: 19 Nov 03, 16:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Heey! What's wrong with Phil & Sting? They're great


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Posted: 19 Nov 03, 16:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i couldn't list 10 albums


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Posted: 19 Nov 03, 17:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

1)Led Zeppelin-LZ II and IV
2)Pink Floyd-Darkside of the moon
3)Radiohead-Ok Computer
4)Yngwie Malmsteen-Rising Force
5)Doors-Doors
6)Queen-A Night At The Opera
7)Jimi Hendrix-Are you experienced?
8)Ozzy Osbourne-Blizzard of Ozz
9)Steve Vai-Passion And Warfare
10)Dio-Holy Diver



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Posted: 19 Nov 03, 17:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

1. The Wall, Pink Floyd
2. Magical Mystery Tour, The Beatles
3. Queen II, Queen
4. The Black Album, Metallica
5. Apetite For Destruction, Guns N' Roses
6. Michael Jackson, Dangerous
7. Led Zeppelin, Houses Of The Holy
8. Get A Grip, Aerosmith
9. Nevermind, Nirvana
10. All That You Can't Leave Behind, U2

P.S. Freddie B... good choices there, but Robbie Williams and Justin Timberlake??... tsk, tsk, tsk.

At least I'd suggest to take off the Justin Timberlake album, and put Michael Jackson's "Off The Wall", since "Justified" is nothing but a rip-off from that album.


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Posted: 19 Nov 03, 17:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

OK, no compilations, and in no order

Queen II
Pump
Dr Feelgood
Black Album
The River
Eliminator
Highway To Hell
Backstreet Symphony
1984
Brothers In Arms

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Posted: 19 Nov 03, 17:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Not the 10 best ever, whatever that means, but 10 I would recommend to those whose cd collections consist only of Queen:

LIVE RUST - neal young
EXIT STAGE LEFT - rush
LIVE AFTER DEATH - iron maiden
NEVER MIND THE BOLLOCKS - sex pistols
LET THERE BE ROCK - ac/dc
AUTOMATIC FOR THE PEOPLE - rem
HEAVEN & HELL - black sabbath
THE DOORS - the doors
LIVE & DANGEROUS - thin lizzy
UNLEASHED IN THE EAST - judas priest


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Posted: 19 Nov 03, 18:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I couldn't pick 10 either.


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Posted: 20 Nov 03, 06:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

In no particular order

Exile On Main Street - The Rolling Stones
Dense production, with songs ranging from Blues/Country and Gospel, it's everything Rock 'N' Roll SHOULD be - filthy, greasy, loud and uplifting. You hear something new every time you play it. - Axl Rose used this album as a blueprint for Guns 'n' Roses.

Pet Sounds - Beach Boys
Lusious arrangements, Adult love songs - inspired The Beatles to make Sgt Pepper, Macca rates it as the best album ever, enough said...

Skylarking - XTC
A continuation of their previous Dukes of Stratosphear foray into psychedelia, The remaster includes the b-side Dear God, Andy Partridge = Genius.

On The Beach - Neil Young
Part of the 'Doom' trilogy - recently re-issued after being unavailable for the best part of two decades, sounds like it was recorded yesterday. You're all just pissing in the wind.

A Day At The Races
An era when they recorded proper albums, rather than a couple of singles and padded them out with dross. DATR - All killer, no filler.

Revolver - The Beatles
If only for the fact it contains Tomorrow Never Knows. Experimentation coupled with top tunes.

Transendental Blues - Steve Earle
Once described as a poor man's Springsteen - This blows that out foolish description of the water, where Springsteen continues to plow the same plodding-rock furrow, Steve tackles rock, bluegrass, country with great aplomb, Jonathan's Song (Over Yonder) reaffirming his commitment against the Death penalty.

Apple Venus Vol. 1 - XTC
Imagine The Beatles crossed with The Kinks produced and arranged by Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys, exceptional.

Bachelor No.2 (or The Last Remains of the Dodo) - Aimee Mann
Well crafted melancholic pop songs.

Mobilize - Grant Lee Phillips.
The creation of One man who produced, wrote and played every instrument on this album, stand-out track Love's A Mystery. The Gods make sure We ALL get a taste.

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Posted: 20 Nov 03, 09:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

(1) Queen II -- Queen
(2) Dark side of the moon-- Pink Floyd
(3) Out of the Blue-- ELO
(4) A night at the opera-- Queen
(5) Escape-- Journey
(6) Asia-- Asia
(7) Even in the quietest moments-- Supertramp
(8) Sheer heart attack-- Queen
(9) Time-- ELO
(10) Innuendo-- Queen


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Posted: 20 Nov 03, 09:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

1. METALLICA- "Master Of Puppets"
2. PINK FLOYD- "The Wall"
3. QUEEN- "Sheer Heart Attack"
4. QUEEN- "A Night At the Opera"
5. METALLICA- "Ride The Lightning"
6. DREAM THEATER- "Scenes From A Memory"
7. QUEEN- "Queen II"
8. BLACK SABBATH- "Paranoid"
9. BLACK SABBATH- "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath"
10. PEARL JAM- "Ten"

Was supposed to be in a partcular order, but then I would never post it; couldn't decide...
So it's not particular one...

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Posted: 20 Nov 03, 09:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

1. Innuendo - Queen.
2. Toxicity - System of a Down
3. Permission to Land - The Darkness
4. Appetite for Destruction - Guns n Roses.
5. Sgt. Pepper - The Beatles
6. Pearl - Janis Joplin
7. Blood Sugar Sex Magik - RHCP
8. Aladdin Sane - David Bowie
9. Queen 2 - Queen
10. Magical History Tour - The Beatles.


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Posted: 20 Nov 03, 09:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

No order & at this moment:

Metallica - Master of Puppets
Metallica - Ride the lightning
Queen - I & II
Iron Maiden - Powerslave
Black Sabbath - Live eviL
Dream Theater - Once in a livetime
Iced Earth - Alive in Athens
Queens of the stone age - Songs for the deaf
After Forever - Deceipher

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Posted: 20 Nov 03, 10:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

* Queen "Sheer Heart Attack"
* Phil Collins "Hello, I Must Be Going"
* Gary Moore "Wild Frontier"
* A-Ha "Hunting High and Low"
* Metallica "Metallica" a.k.a. "The Black Album"
* Duran Duran "Rio"
* The Beautiful South "Carry on Up The Charts – The Best of The Beautiful South"
* Ruja "Rujavisioon"
* Metro Luminal "Ainult Rottidele"
* Metro Luminal "1"



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Posted: 20 Nov 03, 11:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

tricky question, but here are some that come to my mind now...

queen - queen
queen - queen II
the cure - disintegration
sheryl crow - tuesday night music club
crowded house - woodface
holger biege - die schönsten balladen
joan osborne - relish
monty python - sings
paul simon - shining like a national guitar - greatest hits
the ark - we are the ark


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