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Old May 18 2013, 02:20 AM   #31
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Re: Favorite Albums Ever...

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I find it very interesting how many folks (including myself) have a fairly wide variety of albums (and types of music) on their lists, yet U2's The Joshua Tree still shows up on so many of them (six lists in this thread, so far).

What is it about this particular album that seems to have attracted so many people so strongly?
It was an album that both defined the '80s and was yet counter to it.

Just kidding, I dunno why. It could be just that it's an album that had major crossover appeal.
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Old May 18 2013, 03:13 AM   #32
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I have thousands of albums and my top 2-20 will shift and shake depending on mood and current influences.

But the number one has been the same since I first heard it back in 1995. Sure I came to it 7 years late and only after being given the band's latest album, but since that day I have connected with it more than any albums I have listened to since. There are undoubtably better albums in context of musicianship, of lyricism, of influence, yet if I was to die in 60 minutes and I could listen to only one album again it would be this. And then I'd have 46 seconds to collect myself for Death

It is my favourite

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Old May 18 2013, 03:24 AM   #33
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Re: Favorite Albums Ever...

Top 5

The Better Life Three Doors Down
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Tan Dun & Yo-Yo Ma, Coco Lee
Mad Season Matchbox Twenty
No Angel Dido
No Name Face Lifehouse
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Old May 20 2013, 09:12 AM   #34
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Hugo Rune wrote: View Post
I have thousands of albums and my top 2-20 will shift and shake depending on mood and current influences.

But the number one has been the same since I first heard it back in 1995. Sure I came to it 7 years late and only after being given the band's latest album, but since that day I have connected with it more than any albums I have listened to since. There are undoubtably better albums in context of musicianship, of lyricism, of influence, yet if I was to die in 60 minutes and I could listen to only one album again it would be this. And then I'd have 46 seconds to collect myself for Death

It is my favourite

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I was going to post the exact same thing! Thank you.

It's a fantastic album, my favorite!
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Old May 20 2013, 12:49 PM   #35
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The Beatles 1

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Old May 21 2013, 12:47 AM   #36
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Tapestry-Carole King
Goodbye, Yellow Brick Road-Elton John
Let It Be-The Beatles
Dark Side of the Moon-Pink Floyd
Tattoo You-The Rolling Stones
Live At Leeds-The Who
Hot August Night-Neil Diamond
Buddha and the Chocolate Box-Cat Stevens
Gold-Lynrd Skynrd
The River-Bruce Springsteen
Candy-O-The Cars
London Calling-The Clash
Brushfire Fairytales- Jack Johnson
Aja-Steely Dan
Houses of the Holy, 2 and 4 by Led Zepplin
Tubular Bells- Mike Oldfield
ChangesOne-Bowie
Destroyer-Kiss
The Black Parade-My Chemical Romance
August and Everything After-Counting Crows
Mother's Milk-The Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Jesus Christ Superstar-soundtrack
The Wall-Pink Floyd
Excitable Boy-Warren Zevon
Upstairs At Erics- Yaz

The Joshua Tree-U2. I actually saw the first and last shows on that tour...and I'm in one of the videos. Yup, that's me-that guy in the crowd in the tshirt.
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Old May 21 2013, 12:54 AM   #37
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In an aside, albums don't seem to matter as much in these days of iTunes and such. I like songs and can even name bands-but please don't ask me what the album was called. Probably one of the most modern ones to catch my eye was Hot Fuss. or Black Parade. But mostly its just songs these days.
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Old May 21 2013, 01:14 AM   #38
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There are still people out there (myself included) who like to listen to a whole album all the way through. If I put my mp3s on shuffle, I end up skipping and skipping until I get frustrated and pick an album to listen to.
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Old May 21 2013, 01:28 AM   #39
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Re: Favorite Albums Ever...

Also:

The soundtrack for 2001: A Space Odyssey

Michael Stearns - Chronos

Mannheim Steamroller's 1984 Christmas album
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Old May 22 2013, 07:51 AM   #40
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Re: Favorite Albums Ever...

Hard to choose favourite ever, but these are classics can always listen to (though mood plays a part also):

Back To Black
Dark Side Of The Moon
Kind Of Blue
Off The Wall
The Dreaming
What's Going On (one of the greatest albums)
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Old May 22 2013, 10:32 PM   #41
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The stone roses - the stone roses
Revolver - the Beatles
Up the bracket - the libertines
Must I paint you a picture, the essential billy Bragg
Let it bleed - the Rolling Stones
Definitely maybe - oasis
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