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squarepeg on 12 May 2018
Any thoughts? Dont see this thread exactly on the board..............Am talking rock/pop similar, I have few albums, now n then people say "everybody should have x album" or something similar but I always forget. Ta.
Pursued by a bear - on 12 May 2018
In reply to squarepeg:

That's such a general question that the sum total of the answers will probably leave you no wiser.

To get your confusion started, the best album I listened to today was The Book of Invasions by The Horslips.  Yesterday, probably Paul Simon's Graceland.  Camel's best album is A Live Record, but I haven't listened to it recently.

And so on. A single, best album? I don't have one. 

T.

Jon Stewart - on 12 May 2018
In reply to squarepeg:

The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead

I think I'd hate this if I came to it having already grown up, but since I first heard it aged 13 or something, it's everything pop music can be. And I'll still be listening to this when I'm on my death bed, whether that's at 40 something or 80 something.

krikoman - on 13 May 2018
In reply to squarepeg:

The The - Soul Mining

BrendanO - on 13 May 2018
In reply to squarepeg:

PJ Harvey's first album.  Think it is called Dry. Contains the mighty anthems Water, Dress, and Sheela-na-gig. 

Eric9Points - on 13 May 2018
In reply to squarepeg:

A few classics:

Electric Ladyland - Jimi Hendrix

Beggars Banquet - Rolling Stones

Solid Air  - Jon Martyn

Live Rust - Neil Young

Searching for Mr Right - Young Marble Giants

Dread Beat n'Blood - Linton Kwesi Johnson

Equal Rights - Peter Tosh

Fear of Music - Talking Heads

Joe's Garage - Frank Zappa

I am Kurios Oranj [sp?] - The Fall

Blue Valentine - Tom Waits

Tunes from the Missing Channel - Dyb Syndicate

Depends what you like really....

robert-hutton on 13 May 2018
In reply to squarepeg:

A Night in San Francisco - Van Morrison.

Rock and Roll Animal - Lou Reed

Steve Miller Band - Live

Candy Dulfer - Live In Amsterdam

 
paul__in_sheffield - on 13 May 2018
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Superunknown - Soundgarden

 Blow by Blow, Wired, Truth - Jeff Beck

All Led Zeppelin Albums

first five Black Sabbath Albums

Vulgar Display of Power - Pantera

Seasons in the Abyss - Slayer

Master of Puppets - Metallica

All System of a Down Albums

ena sharples - on 13 May 2018
In reply to squarepeg:

Sparks trilogy of-

 

propoganda

Kimono my House

Indiscreet

the most perfect pop albums ever committed to vinyl.

BnB - on 14 May 2018
In reply to krikoman:

> The The - Soul Mining

I'm off to see The The (or should it be The Them?) headlining at No 6 this September

krikoman - on 14 May 2018
In reply to BnB:

Nice one, jealous of course.

pasbury on 14 May 2018
In reply to squarepeg:

Anything by Carcass.

malk - on 14 May 2018
In reply to squarepeg:

Beatles greatest hits?

Stuart en Écosse - on 14 May 2018
In reply to squarepeg:

Trout Mask Replica by Captain Beefheart should be owned by everyone and endured until loved, which does inexplicably happen after 10+ listens.

paul__in_sheffield - on 15 May 2018
In reply to Stuart en Écosse:

> Trout Mask Replica by Captain Beefheart should be owned by everyone and endured until loved, which does inexplicably happen after 10+ listens.

aha.....

Stepping out of the gloomy void of thrash metal that I chose above, I think you've hit this nail on the head....The Captain with Zappa production. However, the album which everyone should have is...Clear Spot, every track's sublime, and if you've got it as a double CD release with Spotlight Kid then it goes to a higher place than number one (!?!)

As a kid, the first record I bought with my Saturday job money was Bowie's Ziggy Stardust album, which then led me to another contender in Hunky Dory, then when you think things can't get any better, he releases the Berlin trilogy of albums out of which I'll choose Station to Station.

I really don't know how anyone can choose to be honest....

Deadeye - on 15 May 2018
In reply to squarepeg:

http://www.rocklistmusic.co.uk/virgin_1000_v3.htm

 

Listen to all those then let us know

BnB - on 15 May 2018
In reply to Deadeye:

> Listen to all those then let us know

You can always tell when these lists are compiled by the exaggerated esteem in which contemporary releases are held. OK Computer is a good but not great album, certainly not the 4th best of all time. However, the Bends is a magnificent record (OP take note). Meanwhile, the presence of 4 Beatles albums in the top nine says something about the age and eclecticism of the voters.

Some good stuff there all the same. Smiths, Stone Roses, Floyd, Dylan, Stones, Prince, Bowie, Beefheart, Doors, U2. Tuck in OP.

Dell on 15 May 2018
In reply to pasbury:

> Anything by Carcass.

What, even 'Swansong'

 

squarepeg on 15 May 2018
In reply to squarepeg:

Got Stone Roses n Automatic for the People, both well good.

Too many in that link list to listen to, even if I wanted to buy em!

Anybody know the Echo n Bunnymen album thats supposed to be good?

Kean - on 15 May 2018
In reply to Deadeye:

> Listen to all those then let us know

Right...I'll get started

aln - on 17 May 2018
In reply to Stuart en Écosse:

Ah so that's the secret! I enjoy a lot of difficult music, and I love lots of music inspired by Beefheart, lots of the bands who love Beefheart, but I just don't get it. Honestly I've tried, but no, he just doesn't do it for me. 

aln - on 17 May 2018
In reply to squarepeg:

Crocodiles? 

aln - on 17 May 2018
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Radiator and Phantom Power - Super Furry Animals

Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots - The Flaming Lips

The Birth - Stardeath and White Dwarfs

Tonight You Are The Special One - Earl Brutus

Wingeing Old Git - on 17 May 2018
In reply to paul__in_sheffield:

> Superunknown - Soundgarden

>  Blow by Blow, Wired, Truth - Jeff Beck

> All Led Zeppelin Albums

> first five Black Sabbath Albums

> Vulgar Display of Power - Pantera

> Seasons in the Abyss - Slayer

> Master of Puppets - Metallica

> All System of a Down Albums

My son was recently on his university radio station doing a version of Desert Island Discs. 2 of his 8 choices were "That's the Way" from Led Zeppelin 3 and "Hole in the Sky" from Sabotage. In his view Sabotage was the best Sabbath album, perhaps the best ever Heavy Metal album. Recently he has introduced me to Slayer. 

Choosing a best album is an impossible task but I would argue that Guy Clark "Old Number 1" is the best Country / Folk album, Steve Earle "Guitar Town" is the best Country / Rock album, and the Incredible String Band "Wee Tam" is the best Psychedelic / Folk album. 

aln - on 17 May 2018
In reply to squarepeg:

The brown album by Orbital 

aln - on 17 May 2018
In reply to squarepeg:

Smell of Female - The Cramps

Raw Power - The Stooges

Clarence on 17 May 2018
In reply to squarepeg:

If I had to recommend something it would probably be something from the following list:

Oxygene- Jean Michel Jarre

Tantric Obstacles - Ozric Tentacles

The Color and the Shape - Foo Fighters

Conspiracy of One - The Offspring

A Slight Case of Overbombing - Sisters of Mercy

Yan Tan Tethera - The Bad Shepherds

Bomber - Motorhead

Slayed? - Slade

The Alice Cooper Show - Alice Cooper

In the Land of Pink and Grey - Caravan

But to be honest the albums I have given as presents the most are Bitter Fit Crack by The Macc Lads and Handling Swollen Goods by Ivor Biggun but that says more about my circle of friends...

squarepeg on 17 May 2018
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Hmmmmmmmmmm Alice Cooper and oxygene may tempt me, if I get to a HMV.

MonkeyPuzzle - on 17 May 2018
In reply to squarepeg:

I'll offer five. No better or worse than what's gone before but just mine:

End Hits - Fugazi

Aenima - Tool

Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd

Whatever People Say I Am That's What I'm Not - Arctic Monkeys

In Utero - Nirvana

 

That five will be different tomorrow.

Oujmik - on 19 May 2018
In reply to BnB:

> OK Computer is a good but not great album, certainly not the 4th best of all time. However, the Bends is a magnificent record (OP take note).

Interesting. I thought The Bends was great at the time but for me now it sounds quite dated whereas OK Computer is timeless. Maybe not every track is killer but any record with Paranoid Android and Karma Police is already well ahead of the pack.

Maybe not 'best album ever' material but in the interest of variety (and covering a less fashionable period of more recent history) consider.

Marillion - Misplaced Childhood

Manic Street Preachers - The Holy Bible

Editors - The Back Room

At The Drive In - Relationship of Command

Guillemots - Walk the River

Maximo Park - Our Earthly Pleasures

Muse - Origin of Symmetry

System of a Down - Toxicity

Florence and the Machine - Ceremonials

Steve Perry - on 19 May 2018
In reply to squarepeg:

A few I'd recommend;

Metallica - Master of Puppets

Smashing Pumpkins - Melancholy and the Infinite Sadness

Motley Crue - Too Fast for Love

Slayer - Reign in Blood

Rage Against the Machine - Rage Against the Machine

Pink Floyd - The Wall

Queens of the Stone Age - Songs for the Deaf

Kings of Leon - Youth and Young Manhood

Radiohead - OK Computer


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