Favorite Albums of All Time?
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Being a huge dork & former radio show host, I've naturally gotten around to putting my favorite albums into some sort of an ordered list. I find it changes every few years I've done it. Let's hear what you all have! Feel free to include any sort of ranking system (or lack thereof), or any number of albums.
Here's how mine shook out:
10. Neil Young - Harvest
9. Wire - Pink Flag
8. Judee Sill - Judee Sill
7. The Beach Boys - Smile Sessions
6. Sun Ra - The Antique Blacks
5. Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
4. Can - Ege Bamyasi
3. My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
2. Pavement - Slanted and Enchanted
1. Joanna Newsom - Divers
BONUS NERD ROUND: Ok, this is silly, but what are your favorite years in music? I had this conversation recently with some friends after going through the RateYourMusic album charts: https://rateyourmusic.com/charts/top/.
5. 1970
4. 1968
3. 1991
2, 1988
1. 1977
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pschneid
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Mar 26, 2020
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Just seeing this now. Great list. Agree on so many. But.... can you justify your exclusion of Fleetwood Mac - Rumors !? Genuinely curious. Seems to fit your tastes. Won't be too angry at your reply.
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Mar 26, 2020
Zenos
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Feb 29, 2020
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Ranking the albums I’ve heard probably won’t ever be possible for me to do, but I can name a few that would be really high up for me. I’m also certain this will change drastically over time as I’ve still only really scratched the surface. Slint - Spiderland Godspeed You Black Emperor - Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven The Avalanches - Since I Left You Neurosis - Through Silver In Blood
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Feb 29, 2020
harrisonjr98
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Jul 15, 2019
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Probably something along the lines of:
  1. Kate Bush - Hounds of Love
  2. Modest Mouse - The Lonesome Crowded West
  3. Elliott Smith - Either/Or
  4. The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's
  5. Queens of the Stone Age - Songs for the Deaf
  6. Modest Mouse - The Moon and Antarctica
  7. Iceage - Plowing Into the Field of Love
  8. The Jesus Lizard - Goat
  9. Can - Future Days
  10. Can - Tago Mago
If I really put a lot of thought into it, I'd probably realize just how much stuff I left out lol. These are definitely some of the first records that come to mind though.
Jul 15, 2019
jassal
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Jul 15, 2019
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If you opened me up you'd find Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures Joy Division - Closer Beatles - Anything out of Hard Days Night, Help, Revolver, Abbey Road Bonnie Prince Billy - I See A Darkness  Neil Young - Harvest Bonnie Prince Billy - Master And Everyone St Etienne - Foxbase Alpha The Cure - Faith New Order - Power Corruption & Lies Beasty Boys - Licensed To Ill special mention to Pillows and Prayers Vol1 (Cherry Red Compilation 1982-1983)
Jul 15, 2019
tchalla2
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Jul 10, 2019
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Brother to Brother - Gino Vannelli Kind of Blue - Miles Davis You Send Me - Roy Ayers Salt - Lizz Wright Love Deluxe - Sade Illmatic - Nas Aja - Steely Dan Thriller - King of Pop Royal Scam - Steely Dan Romantic Warrior - RTF Ready to Die - Biggie Zapp 2 - Zapp Don't Let Go - George Duke First Circle - Pat Metheny Group
Jul 10, 2019
Bombadil101
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Jul 2, 2019
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Tough call to only pick 10.... Genesis- The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway TV on the Radio- Dear Science Steven Wilson- Hand. Cannot. Erase Jimi- Electric Ladyland Miles- Kind of Blue Caravan- In the Land of Grey & Pink Hatfield & North- The Rotters Club Peter Gabriel- So (and tied w Security) Pink Floyd- Wish You Were Here Beatles- Abbey Road The Soft Machine - Vol II
Jul 2, 2019
kawmic
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Jun 27, 2019
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Everything Zeppelin Everything Eagles DSOTM Everything Dire Straits Shitload of jazz Shitload of classical Everything Slayer Everything Pantera Everything Deep Purple Everything Dream Theater
Jun 27, 2019
Snake0IL415
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Jun 27, 2019
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SLAYER!!!!! 🤘🏽🤘🏽🤘🏽
Jun 27, 2019
phil_enn
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Jul 15, 2019
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Nice. Pretty sure, we'd be friends with that kinda list.
Jul 15, 2019
613Member
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Jun 25, 2019
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I can't believe that the "So What" album by Joe Walsh hasn't been mentioned. And I haven't seen anything by Springsteen on here either. But...👍
Jun 25, 2019
613Member
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Jul 10, 2019
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I don't think I could agree more with You about Springsteen. The last 5 or 6 years I've heard more of Him TALKING about things that have nothing to do with the MUSIC. Shut Up and play the guitar, Dude.
Jul 10, 2019
WordsandMusic
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Aug 1, 2019
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Not sure if Springsteen is most overrated musician of 20th century, or Dylan. On the other hand...I believe Steve Winwood is the most underrated.
Aug 1, 2019
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Jun 24, 2019
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