/ Facebook's 100 influential albums
I'm quite proud of the fact that I only own 6 out of the 100 middle of the road rock/pop albums on the Facebook quiz.
Not on facebook, what are they?
Its an interesting list, we seem to have 14.
Technique is a great New Order album however.
> Its an interesting list, we seem to have 14.
> Technique is a great New Order album however.
My OP is slightly tongue in cheek but that New Order album is one of my 6.
I'd figured that. The quick flick through them suggested someone who liked a lot of music from the 90s.
Yay, I'm winning (or losing) with 22.
Surprised to see Dexy's and The The on there. Not sure who they influenced, but both great albums.
> Technique is a great New Order album however.
Not half s good as "Low"
I'm not on Facebook. I take it The Queen Is Dead is number one?
No. 90 but I'm not sure they are in order. It's one of my 6 though ha ha....
just the ten for me.
it sounds like an incredibly ignorant thing to say - and probably is - but im of an age where all my bowie, hendrix, dylan, led zep etc is on compilation albums and i have never felt the need to dig any deeper.
also having piper at the gates of dawn as the one pink floyd entry is just trying too hard to be cool.
I thought Technique marked the point at which New Order were INFLUENCED rather than being INFLUENTIAL (and that's not a criticism of Technique, btw)
I think Power, Corruption and Lies was probably more influential.
I have not seen this list but from what's written in this thread, I bet MBV's Loveless is up there.
Oh dear: 22 out of 100 - it's higher if I count the record collection of a friend that I've got on long-term loan!!!!
I have 14, though to be honest my "Remain in Light" was bought on cassette last year in a charity shop because it was 20p, and it doesn't play properly.
How many of those 14 I actually like, is a different matter. Most of them were bought "after the fact" because it seemed that everyone was going on about how essential they are and how no indie kid should be without such classics.
I am happy to say that I fell for rubbish like Screamadelica neither first time round nor during its multiple revivals and reassessments!
44 of 'em! But then I hoard music and have not always been particularly discerning! Struggled to see what Oasis had influenced other than more Beatles rip off pish.
Never mind Oasis, there's actually some albums on there that are really great, but didn't "influence" much (although maybe this is someone's list of albums that influenced them as a person rather than influencing other music?)
I wondered that too, I like Slowdive but wasn't sure what impact they had on music other than other smaller bands in the shoegazer scene at the time.
And if you're going to have Back in Black by AC/DC then the likes of Metallica's 'Kill 'em All' or 'MoP' should really be in there too as they genuinely were influential.
oasis have influenced almost every british guitar band of the last 10-15 years. im not saying this is a good thing.
the greatest trick the gallaghers ever played was getting people to parrot the the line they are somehow like the beatles.more like f*cking slade!!
> I'm quite proud of the fact that I only own 6 out of the 100 middle of the road rock/pop albums on the Facebook quiz.
Considering most of them weren't commercial pop records does that mean you own loads of Stock Aitken Waterman or that you're an alternative music snob? ;-)
Flatly refusing to look at the list and sticking to playing the music I like.
(Also, fairly certain that my cheesy taste in music won't have made it anywhere near anyone's top 100)
> Flatly refusing to look at the list and sticking to playing the music I like.
> (Also, fairly certain that my cheesy taste in music won't have made it anywhere near anyone's top 100)
Don't worry, that Smashing Pumpkins bollocks that has 2 good songs buried in 2 whole CDs of quagmire, is in there...
> Don't worry, that Smashing Pumpkins bollocks that has 2 good songs buried in 2 whole CDs of quagmire, is in there...
Pssst....despite my user name, I don't actually like SP :-)
I got 80, and that didn't include some I once owned. Must get out more.
Nice to see the Mighty Fall in there, even though it's the wrong album.
Seems to me that some of these albums (e.g. Pere Ubu, John Cale, Roy Harper) had little influence at all, except on music journalists and other people who should get out more.
Is it just me who thinks this list is utterly impoverished? I got 18.
That link try's to get you to sign in via Facebook too
Not for me. There is a default ticked box "share my activity on my Facebook timeline", deselect that and you can just scroll the list, tick the ones you own and it keeps count and gives you option at the end to "share" your result on Facebook. I did it this way.
Windows 7, Google Chrome
Yeh, did that and it worked fine
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