Favorite Albums Ever...

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  1. HaventGotALife

    HaventGotALife Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jul 6, 2011
  2. Mysterion

    Mysterion Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jun 28, 2001
    SB-31, Daran V
    Abbey Road - The Beatles
    Tusk - Fleetwood Mac
    The Joshua Tree - U2
    Past, Present and Future - Al Stewart
  3. jayceee

    jayceee Commander Red Shirt

    Dec 15, 2012
    Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast
    Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard of Ozz
    Ozzy Osbourne - Diary of a Madman
    Last edited: May 15, 2013
  4. Snowy Road

    Snowy Road Crimbo crossing Premium Member

    Nov 4, 2001
    Nerys Myk
    Revolver-The Beatles
    Who's Next-The Who
    Born To Run-Bruce Springsteen
    Rubber Soul-The Beatles
    The Joshua Tree-U2
  5. Josan

    Josan Commodore Commodore

    Feb 11, 2007
    London, Canada
    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
  6. Merry Reymas

    Merry Reymas Kylo failed you, I won't. Premium Member

    Jun 7, 2004
    Tom Hendricks
    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
  7. Third Nacelle

    Third Nacelle Captain Captain

    Apr 4, 2013
    The Denorios Belt
    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
  8. JirinPanthosa

    JirinPanthosa Vice Admiral Admiral

    Nov 20, 2012
    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
  9. sojourner

    sojourner Admiral Admiral

    Sep 4, 2008
    Just around the bend.
    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.
  10. auntiehill

    auntiehill The Blueness Premium Member

    Feb 7, 2006
    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
    Last edited: May 15, 2013
  11. Conscientious Consumer

    Conscientious Consumer Admiral Admiral

    Feb 12, 2011
    Taking up space
    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.
  12. Pingfah

    Pingfah Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Feb 28, 2005
    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.
  13. Australis

    Australis Writer Admiral

    Mar 12, 2005
    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.
  14. Pingfah

    Pingfah Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Feb 28, 2005
    ^ 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.
  15. J.T.B.

    J.T.B. Rear Admiral Premium Member

    Jun 14, 2005
    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
  16. Turd Ferguson

    Turd Ferguson Commodore Commodore

    Oct 8, 2003
    Yourself or Someone Like You - Matchbox 20
    The Marshall Mathers LP - Eminem
    The Chronic - Dr. Dre
    Californication - Red Hot Chili Peppers
    Tragic Kingdom - No Doubt
    Jagged Little Pill - Alanis Morissette
    Nimrod - Green Day
    Collective Soul - Collective Soul
    Rob Zombie - Hellbilly Deluxe
    Last edited: May 15, 2013
  17. 1001001

    1001001 Pull Up a Groove and Get Fabulous! Moderator

    Nov 3, 2001
    In a Bozo Nightmare
    My personal top 25:

    Moving Pictures - Rush
    Permanent Waves - Rush
    Power Windows - Rush
    Deadwing - Porcupine Tree
    In Absentia - Porcupine Tree
    Stupid Dream - Porcupine Tree
    Making Movies - Dire Straits
    Girlfriend - Matthew Sweet
    Disintegration - The Cure
    The Cars - The Cars
    Candy-O - The Cars
    Damn the Torpedoes - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
    Into the Great Wide Open - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
    Strength - The Alarm
    Change - The Alarm
    The Unforgettable Fire - U2
    The Joshua Tree - U2
    Achtung Baby - U2
    Green - REM
    Document - REM
    Electric - The Cult
    Sonic Temple - The Cult
    The Wall - Pink Floyd
    Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
    Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd

    I'm sure there are lots of good ones that I missed, but these have gotten the most regular rotation over the years.
  18. Mooch

    Mooch Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jun 6, 2001
    Going by my iTunes play counts (which are accurate for the last 10 years or so of my music listening), my top albums are Viva la Vida (Coldplay), X&Y (Coldplay), Fearless (Taylor Swift), Fantasies (Metric) - around 65-ish listens each. After that it gets rather muddled.
  19. Andrew_Kearley

    Andrew_Kearley Captain Captain

    Jan 13, 2007
    Moonbase Alpha
    Adam and the Ants - Dirk Wears White Sox
    David Bowie - Diamond Dogs
    Kate Bush - Hounds of Love
    David Byrne - The Catherine Wheel
    The Cure - Disintegration
    Dexys Midnight Runners - Don't Stand Me Down
    The Fall - Perverted by Language
    Funkadelic - Maggot Brain
    The Jam - Setting Sons
    Jethro Tull - Songs from the Wood
    Van Morrison - Common One
    Pink Floyd - The Final Cut
    Public Image Limited - Metal Box
    Roxy Music - For Your Pleasure
    The Sisters of Mercy - Floodland
    The Smiths - The Queen is Dead
    Talking Heads - Remain in Light
    U2 - Achtung Baby
    The Waterboys - Fisherman's Blues
    The Who - Quadrophenia
    Wings - Band on the Run
    Last edited: May 16, 2013
  20. propita

    propita Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Mar 9, 2001
    fresno, ca, us
    I hardly listened to music in my teens, hardly bought any records (yes, records!). But I did like Styx and Side A of Rush's 2112. I guy who knew about music thought that combination was odd, that those were the only albums I had at all. Not sure why, since I wasn't into music enough to know.