What are your favorite albums of all time!?

Here are mine (Limit one album per artist).

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I want to contribute a number of albums to this thread, but let’s just start with one that I love so very much:

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Stevie Wonder’s Songs in the Key of Life. Perfection.

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I can’t pick one favorite album of all time. That’s impossible with the amount of music I love, but if I get to pick one per artist, I can do some of that. So here’s my first choice.

Gaudi by Alan Parsons Project (mostly for the main track “La Sagrada Familia” but I like all of it a lot and have listened to it many many times)

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Bright eyes, cursive, at the drive in, neutral milk hotel. Hell yea, I like your taste.

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I have too many favorites to list, but here a few:

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#1 - Revolver, The Beatles (1966)
#2 - Forever Changes, Love (1967)
#3 - Rubber Soul, The Beatles (1965)
#4 - Bringing it all Back Home, Bob Dylan (1965)
#5 - Abbey Road, The Beatles (1969)
#6 - Odessey and Oracle, The Zombies (1967)
#7 - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea, Neutral Milk Hotel (1998)
#8 - Plastic Ono Band, John Lennon (1970)
#9 - Highway 61 Revisited, Bob Dylan (1965)
#10 - Kon Tiki, Cotton Mather (1997)
#11 - Are We Not Men? Devo (1978)
#12 - Jesus Christ Superstar, Soundtrack (1970 & 73)
#13 - Love it to Death, Alice Cooper (1971)
#14 - Security, Peter Gabriel (1982)
#15 - Are You Experienced, The Jimi Hendrix Experience (1967)

#16 - Pinkerton, Weezer (1996)
#17 - Nevermind, Nirvana (1991)
#18 - Meet the Beatles, The Beatles (1963)
#19 - Black Sea (80) and/or Big Express (89), XTC
#20 - Rocket to Russia, Ramones (1977)
#21 - Bridge Over Troubled Waters, Simon and Garfunkel (1970)
#22 - A Hard Days Night, The Beatles (1964)
#23 - Live At Folsom Prison – Johnny Cash (1968)
#24 - Magical Mystery Tour, The Beatles (1967)
#25 - Surfer Rosa, The Pixies (1988)

Just missing the top 25… Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme, Simon and Garfunkel (1966) and The La’s, The La’s (1990)

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Jeff Buckley “Grace”. There’s never been anything more before or after.

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I’m also picking one per artist, and I’m organizing them by artist as well, just to make this easier.

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I’ve given this some thought over the years…

http://www.aeolia.net/lifeofmind/music.html

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I’m totally with you on OK Computer. Amazing stuff!

My list surprises even me:
Radiohead OK Computer
Pearl Jam Ten
Nirvana Nevermind
Elton John Too Low for Zero
Creedance Clearwater Revival Chronicle (Is a “Best Of” album cheating?)
The Decemberists The Hazards of Love
The Mountain Goats The Sunset Tree
Wheetus (self-titled album)

I reserve the right to edit this list as my memory catches up with my typing fingers.

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Arcade Fire’s Funeral.

Several years ago, a friend of mine once said that as a favor to her, I needed to check that album out. So I did. I blind-bought it, even though I never heard of the group or the album.

I loved it. It got under your skin. You felt it more than you heard it.

This friend and I gradually drifted apart after some time, but she’s mentally inseparable from that album for me. And that’s a good thing, with how masterful that album is.

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Oh, I absolutely love Holst’s Planets! That’s the first classical music album I purchased for myself after seeing it performed. Such amazing music. I can listen to it over and over.

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CCR? Yes please!

Also the hazards of love is so good!

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Hard to narrow it down but thinking of the ones I have sat down to listen to the most over my entire life they would probably be:

The Beatles: The Beatles (white album)
Pink Floyd: Animals
Pink Floyd: Dark Side Of The Moon
David Bowie: The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
Jethro Tull: Stormwatch
Fleetwood Mac: Rumors

And any random Led Zeppelin album except Coda.

I’ve probably listened to Dark Side Of The Moon on the most formats: quadraphonic 8 Track , cassette, vinyl, CD, MP3.

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My favorite rock vocalist of all time.

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Narrowing it down to my Top 5, it would be:

  1. Macalla by Clannad
  2. Murmur by R.E.M.
  3. The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust by David Bowie
  4. Dubnobasswithmyheadman by Underworld
  5. Rain Dogs by Tom Waits
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@THE_DEEP_DIVE mentioned this at the top of the thread, and I’ll second that…

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Soundgarden’s Superunknown.

I dove deep into this album once upon a time. Even after all these years, it’s still a hard-hitting journey, and it stands as a longstanding reminder of how much that the amazing Chris Cornell is missed.

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My favorite album changes over time, but it is definitely currently Pet Sounds. I’m listening to it regularly at the moment.

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I love that album and band. I saw Arcade Fire on that first tour right when Funeral came out. They played the top floor of a bowling alley in detroit. Later I saw them fill Verizon Center (stadium) in DC on the Reflector Tour. So great to see a band like get so popular.

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