Favorite Albums Ever...

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by HaventGotALife, May 14, 2013.

  1. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

    May 10, 2005
    The visitor's bullpen
    Kraftwerk - Computer World

    Alan Parsons Project - ... pretty much every one they ever recorded

    Peter Gabriel - So

    among others of course.
  2. C.E. Evans

    C.E. Evans Admiral Admiral

    Nov 22, 2001
    Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
    Mine (in exact order):
    1. "Songs From The Big Chair" by Tears For Fears
    2. "Staring At The Sun" by Level 42
    3. "Running In The Family" by Level 42
    4. "The Joshua Tree" by U2
    5. "Time's Up" by Living Colour
    6. "Music For The Masses" by Depeche Mode
    7. "Vs." by Pearl Jam
    8. "Big Thing" by Duran Duran
    9. "Issues" by KoRn
    10. "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" by Kanye West
  3. The Boy Who Cried Worf

    The Boy Who Cried Worf Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jul 12, 2008
    Pink Floyd-The Wall
    Pink Floyd-Animals
    Kate Bush-The Kick Inside
    Danielle Dax-Dark Adapted Eye
    John Cale & Lou Reed-Songs For Drella
    Mahavishnu Orchestra-Between Nothingness And Eternity
    King Crimson-Discipline
    Peter Gabriel-Peter Gabriel 3
    PJ Harvey-To Bring You My Love
    Sinead O'Connor-Lion and the Cobra
    Richard Thompson-Rumor and Sigh
  4. Orac Zen

    Orac Zen Mischief Manager Super Moderator

    Mar 14, 2000
    In no order whatever:

    Rumours - Fleetwood Mac
    Fleetwood Mac (self-titled, aka The White Album)
    The Joshua Tree - U2
    The Unforgettable Fire - U2
    Brothers in Arms - Dire Straits
    Love Over Gold - Dire Straits
    The Kick Inside - Kate Bush
    Lionheart - Kate Bush
    Tracy Chapman (self-titled)
    Broken English - Marianne Faithfull
    Parallel Lines - Blondie
    Revolver - The Beatles
    Monkey Grip (soundtrack) - Divinyls

    There are undoubtedly others but that will do for now.
  5. auntiehill

    auntiehill The Blueness Premium Member

    Feb 7, 2006
    Good choice. I nearly put that one down as well. I remember playing the tape so much, it started to wear out.

    It's a shame that her later albums never came anywhere close to being as successful.
  6. gblews

    gblews Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Apr 13, 2004
    So. Cal.
    In a Silent Way - Miles Davis
    Rivers I Have Known - Gary Bartz and the NTU Troop
    Revolver - The Beatles
    Rubber Soul - The Beatles
    What Color is Love - Terry Callier
    Occasional Rain - Terry Callier
    Sam Cooke's SAR Record's Story - compilation
    Wide Awake in Dreamland - Pat Benatar
    Remain In Light - Talking Heads
    Strong Persuader - Robert Cray Band
    Greatest Hits - Squeeze
    A Capella - Todd Rundgren
    What Up Dog? - Was (Not Was)
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  7. Mysterion

    Mysterion Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jun 28, 2001
    SB-31, Daran V
    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?
  8. Josan

    Josan Commodore Commodore

    Feb 11, 2007
    London, Canada
    Even Vulture Culture? ;)

    But yeah, they're one of only two bands that I have everything they did (not counting compilation releases).

    And I completely forgot an album... I used to play Concrete Blonde's Bloodletting a lot. A lot a lot. It was probably my favourite album in the early/mid-90s.
  9. Chensams

    Chensams Vice Admiral Admiral

    Apr 25, 2001
    Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    The Joshua Tree - U2
    Achtung Baby - U2
    Disintegration - The Cure
    Hot Fuss - The Killers
    VIVIsectVI - Skinny Puppy
  10. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

    May 10, 2005
    The visitor's bullpen
    Yep, even that one. How do you think I got this username? ;)
  11. C.E. Evans

    C.E. Evans Admiral Admiral

    Nov 22, 2001
    Saint Louis, Missouri, USA
    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.
  12. Hugo Rune

    Hugo Rune Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jan 7, 2005
    Interview Room 2
    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

    Queensryche - Operation: Mindcrime

    Hugo - Revolution Calling!
  13. Cicero

    Cicero Admiral Admiral

    Jan 14, 2002
    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
  14. Flying Spaghetti Monster

    Flying Spaghetti Monster Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jul 18, 2006
    Flying Spaghetti Western
    I was going to post the exact same thing! Thank you.

    It's a fantastic album, my favorite!
  15. Portal

    Portal Commander Red Shirt

    May 10, 2013
    The Beatles 1

    Emma Kirkby sings Handel, Arne, Haydn & Mozart
  16. Mistral

    Mistral Vice Admiral Admiral

    Dec 5, 2007
    Between the candle and the flame
    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
    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. :)
  17. Mistral

    Mistral Vice Admiral Admiral

    Dec 5, 2007
    Between the candle and the flame
    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.
  18. Third Nacelle

    Third Nacelle Captain Captain

    Apr 4, 2013
    The Denorios Belt
    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.
  19. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

    May 10, 2005
    The visitor's bullpen

    The soundtrack for 2001: A Space Odyssey

    Michael Stearns - Chronos

    Mannheim Steamroller's 1984 Christmas album
  20. lurok

    lurok Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Mar 15, 2011
    Lost in the EU expanse with a nice cup of tea
    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)