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HaventGotALife May 15 2013 12:47 AM

Favorite Albums Ever...
Okay, I don't want the best like we're doing an AFI list of the greatest albums, just ones that you wore out the tape or the CD playing. Soundtrack of your life type albums.

Here's my list to get us started:
Jewel: Pieces of You
Green Day: Dookie
Alanis Morissette: Jagged Little Pill
Wallflowers: Bringing Down the Horse
Garth Brooks: Fresh Horses
Garth Brooks: Sevens
Boyz II Men: II
Aerosmith: Get a Grip
Lauryn Hill: The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
Alicia Keys: Songs in A Minor
Christina Aguilera: Stripped
Leann Rimes: Family
Sugarland: Love on the Inside

Mysterion May 15 2013 12:50 AM

Re: Favorite Albums Ever...
Abbey Road - The Beatles
Tusk - Fleetwood Mac
The Joshua Tree - U2
Past, Present and Future - Al Stewart

jayceee May 15 2013 01:09 AM

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Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast
Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard of Ozz
Ozzy Osbourne - Diary of a Madman

Nerys Myk May 15 2013 02:33 AM

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Revolver-The Beatles
Who's Next-The Who
Born To Run-Bruce Springsteen
Rubber Soul-The Beatles
The Joshua Tree-U2

Josan May 15 2013 02:44 AM

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Rubber Soul - The Beatles
Revolver - The Beatles
Tales of Mystery and Imagination - The Alan Parsons Project
The Turn of a Friendly Card - The Alan Parsons Project
Glass Houses - Billy Joel
Business as Usual - Men at Work
Lost Together - Blue Rodeo

Tom Hendricks May 15 2013 03:53 AM

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Fumbling Towards Ecstasy - Sarah Mclachlan
Dream of the Blue Turtle - Sting
Soundtrack for The Fountain - Clint Mansell
Bonk - Big Pig
Woodface - Crowded House
Soundtrack for Last of the Mohicans - Joel McNeely/Randy Edelman

Third Nacelle May 15 2013 04:32 AM

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Rilo Kiley - Portions for Foxes
Belle & Sebastian - Tigermilk
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
The War on Drugs - Slave Ambient
The Joy Formidable - The Big Roar
Liz Phair - Exile in Guyville
The Long Blondes - Someone to Drive You Home
Modest Mouse - The Moon and Antarctica
Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
The New Pornographers - Twin Cinema
Owen Pallett - Heartland
Regina Spektor - Soviet Kitsch
Siouxsie and the Banshees - Peepshow
Wolf Parade - Apologies to the Queen Mary

Favorite Album of 2013: Girls Names - The New Life

JirinPanthosa May 15 2013 05:20 AM

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1. Jimi Hendrix - Are You Experienced
2. Neil Young - After The Gold Rush
3. Robert Johnson - King of the Delta Blues
4. Radiohead - OK Computer
5. The Doors - The Doors
6. Tom Waits - Rain Dogs
7. Tim Buckley - Starsailor
8. Bob Dylan - Blonde On Blonde
9. The White Stripes - Elephant
10. My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
11. Michael Jackson - Thriller
12. The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses
13. The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead
14. PJ Harvey - Dry
15. Bert Jansch - Bert Jansch
16. Pixies - Surfer Rosa
17. Scritti Politti - Cupid & Pysch 85
18. Jimi Hendrix - Electric Ladyland
19. The Rolling Stones - Exile On Main St
20. Nirvana - Nevermind
21. The Stooges - Raw Power
22. Pere Ubu - Dub Housing
23. Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited
24. The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers
25. LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver

Favorite of 2013: Foxygen - We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic

sojourner May 15 2013 06:05 AM

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Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
Heavy Metal - The soundtrack
Synchronicity - The Police
Rumors - Fleetwood Mac
Pyromania - Def Lepard
The Mummer's Dance - Lorenna McKennit
Business as Usual - Men at Work
Planet P Project - Planet P

I listen more to mixes of songs than I do albums. The "mix tape" is a lost art.

auntiehill May 15 2013 06:30 AM

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In no particular order:
Escape - Journey
Departure - Journey
Hysteria - Def Leppard
Rubber Soul - The Beatles
Come Away with Me - Nora Jones
The Joshua Tree - U2
The Wall - Pink Floyd
Excitable Boy - Warren Zevon
Moondance - Van Morrison
No Control - Eddie Money
Nothing Like The Sun - Sting
Bona Drag - Morrisey
The Nylon Curtain -Billy Joel
American Idiot - Green Day
Mumford & Sons -Sigh No More
Yourself or Someone Like You - Matchbox Twenty
The soundtrack to The Commitments

CorporalCaptain May 15 2013 07:27 AM

Re: Favorite Albums Ever...
I limited it to my favorite album per artist, from my favorite go-to shelf, in no particular order:

Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
I Robot - The Alan Parsons Project
Let It Bleed - The Rolling Stones
In Through the Out Door - Led Zeppelin
Star Wars: A New Hope - John Williams
"Melt" - Peter Gabriel
Slave to the Rhythm - Grace Jones
Cosmic Thing - B-52's
Changesonebowie - David Bowie
Switched-On Bach - Wendy Carlos

I agree that the "mix tape" is where it's at. I have a ton of singles that are favorites, too.

Pingfah May 15 2013 01:49 PM

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News of the World - Queen
Tiny Music Songs From the Vatican Gift Shop - Stone Temple Pilots
Chavez Ravine - Ry Cooder
Yield - Pearl Jam
Laughing on Judgement Day - Thunder
The Second Coming - Stone Roses
1965 - Afghan Whigs

Special mention to The Archandroid by Janelle Monae. Not old enough to be a soundtrack to my life, but I feel it will be at that status another 2 decades. I have already listened to it more than any other album in the last couple of years.

I hate mix tapes. An album is an art. A good one should not be split up.

Australis May 15 2013 03:09 PM

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Waaaayyyy too many to name. Love music.

The bands:
Deep Purple (especially 'Made in Japan' and 'Perfect Strangers')
The Police
Pink Floyd (specifically 'Wish You Were Here' and 'Animals')
Rush (especially 'Hold Your Fire')
Black Country Communion
Led Zeppelin (specifically 4)
Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow (especially 'Down To Earth')
Box of Frogs
SplitEnz (up to 'Dizrhythmia', not after)

and some individual ones:
Sertab Erener - No Boundaries
Peter Sarstedt - Best Of
Jon Lord - Pictured Within
Miriam Stockley - Miriam
Emerson Lake & Powell - Emerson Lake & Powell
Nightwish - Dark Passion Play
Heart - Heart
Pete Townshend - White City
Skyhooks - Living In The 70s

Yeah, love music.

Pingfah May 15 2013 04:02 PM

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^ Based on our prior convos, you should check out the Thunder album in my list Australis, I reckon it would be right up your street. Make sure it's that one though, it's their best by far. I think they actually did a tour supporting BCC.

Got Afterglow a few days back btw. Quality stuff.

J.T.B. May 15 2013 04:11 PM

Re: Favorite Albums Ever...
I have a really hard time making short lists, but here's what comes to mind immedately:

Studio albums:
Rolling Stones: Let It Bleed, Exile On Main Street
Steely Dan: The Royal Scam, Aja
X: Los Angeles
Talking Heads: Remain In Light
The Clash: London Calling
The Replacements: Tim
Something Else By The Kinks, The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society
The Who: Who's Next
The Band: Music From Big Pink
The English Beat: I Just Can't Stop It
Richard and Linda Thompson: Shoot Out the Lights
Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt: Trio
Sly & the Family Stone: There's a Riot Goin' On
The Blasters
Warren Zevon
R.E.M.: Murmur
Carole King: Tapestry
Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life
Tom T. Hall: In Search of a Song

Hank Williams
Chuck Berry
Dionne Warwick
James Brown
Earth Wind and Fire
Booker T. & the MGs
Otis Redding
Merle Haggard
Johnny Cash
The Repo Man soundtrack

Live albums:
The Rolling Stones: Get Yer Ya-Yas Out
The Who: Live in Leeds
Talking Heads: The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads
Bob Dylan and the Band: Before the Flood

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