If you could only listen to 3 albums for the rest of your life, what would they be?

Discussion in 'Taylor's Tittle-Tattle - General Banter' started by Vicarage Road, Oct 9, 2018.

  1. Robert Peel

    Robert Peel Reservist

    Music Complete was a great album. Real return to form after a couple of below par efforts. Hooky leaving the band seemed to spur the other 3 on.
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  2. Hornet4ever

    Hornet4ever First Year Pro

    How can Nirvana Nevermind not be on anyone's list?
  3. Stevohorn

    Stevohorn Watching Grass Grow

    Selecting only 3 albums is like asking a person which of their children they'd keep/give away.. but here goes..

    Now That's What I Call Quite Good- The Housemartins
    Must I Paint You a Picture? The Essential Billy Bragg

    Hounds of Love- Kate Bush

    Ok two compilation albums.. but why not if you really like an artists whole career. Kate for some soothing female vocals after listening to the other angry lot.
  4. rochdale away

    rochdale away Reservist

    Nillson Schmillson Harry Nillson
    Abbey Road. Beatles
    ABBA gold
  5. wfcwarehouse

    wfcwarehouse Strangeland

    This is such a tough question.

    Green Day - American Idiot
    The 1975 - I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware
    yawnmongers - X&Y

    Would be todays picks.
  6. Maninblack

    Maninblack First Year Pro

    It's BBC 6music's National Album Day on Saturday, to celebrate the whole package of an LP. You should play a whole album, start to finish, from 3.33pm.

    I'll be playing 'Ladies & Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space' by Spiritualized.

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  7. Ybotcoombes

    Ybotcoombes First Year Pro

    Jeez you all have crap taste

    AC/DC back in Black
    Pink floyd wish you were here
    Pixies death to the pixies
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  8. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    I was told that the best live rock & roll album is Jerry Lee Lewis’ Live at the Star Club, Hamburg.

    Having listened to it, I reckon it may well be.

    Hairs on the back of your neck electrifying.

    Prodigious innate talent in harness with a slightly larger ego.

    The 50s guys were always playing short sets with half a dozen acts on the bill.

    It was a point of honour to never not be last.

    When he was informed, indeed instructed, that Chuck Berry would go on last, JLL played the set of his life, torched the piano & strolled off.

    He was a bad boy.
  9. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    This forum's estimate of your age has just gone up by by 30 years.
  10. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    I don't care how good the 1975 are, anyone who releases an album with such a twatish pretentious title deserves to be shot.
  11. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    I didn't say I was in the audience

    Incredibly, JLL is still alive. Likewise Little Richard Penniman.

    A strong case against Health & Safety.
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  12. Filbert

    Filbert Leicester supporting bloke

    Transformer - Lou Reed
    Two Dancers - Wild Beasts
    In Rainbows - Radiohead
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  13. He was heavily featured in Rock and Roll America on BBC4 last night. He spent a large part of his career convinced he was going to hell for playing the devil's music.
  14. Can I just say that I think that AC/DC are hugely overrated. Saw them at the Hammersmith Odeon with Bon Scott on vocals, underwhelmed. Screechy vocals (which continued with Brian Johnson,) clichéd lyrics and gimmicky overrated lead guitarist. Black Sabbath also banal. I do like heavy rock but it has to be intelligent or inventive. Deep Purple or Rush for example.
  15. wfcwarehouse

    wfcwarehouse Strangeland

    I concede it is a snivelling and pretentious title for an album, however it is an extremely bold and diverse release. Huge fan of this album.

    Keane - Under The Iron Sea is another album I adore. One of my all time favourite band songs and an extraordinary release.
  16. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player


    Lou didn’t have a hit before & he didn’t have a hit after.

    That album was an act of genius by Bowie &, especially, Mick Ronson.

    After all those years, I’d never really got Radiohead until the Rainbows one. A perfect collision of lyricism, catchy tunes & randomness.
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  17. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    That’s what being bred in the Bible Belt does to you. Confusing & certainly confused. Little Richard has spent 10 years as a rockstar & 40 as a preacher. Transfused with guilt, especially about homosexuality.

    Pretty much all the 50s rock & roll greats were southern born & pretty much all were god fearing. They felt a glorious tension between their sin & their calling. Luckily for us, their calling won.

    What inspired the white boys musically was hearing music sung in the fields, where they worked, led by black voices.

    I’m not really sure they stole the black man’s tunes but they were irreparably affected by his spirit.
  18. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Odd programme.

    All the featured artists were white.

    The single most inspiring aspect of this time for me is that the music smashed age old racial barriers. Jerry & Elvis were pretty much colour blind, as was Sam Phillips who set up Sun Records to give an outlet to black music.

    Ironically, he enabled white guys to forge rock & roll.

    All this in a time of apartheid in the southern states.
  19. fan

    fan slow toaster

    holger - ilhabela:
    radiohead - in rainbows:
    carla thomas - carla :
  20. Filbert

    Filbert Leicester supporting bloke

    I’m struggling to think of a first song on an album better than Vicious. Man I love that song so much. Love the lyrics on that album too, I’m a big Smiths fan but Morrissey never managed anything as dry or funny as some of the lines on Transformer.

    I’m with you on In Rainbows, I’d always been aware of them and liked their singles but I met a friend who really turned me on to them. IR had not long come out and I was about 17, it’s all I listened to for months. Nigel Godrich is a genius, I’ve heard that album hundreds of times and I still hear new things each time.
  21. PhilippineOrn

    PhilippineOrn First Team

    Spice World - Spice Girls
    This Ole House - Shaking Stevens
    Now That's What I Call Music 3 - Various
  22. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Actually, if Sue Lawley/the Mods allow the NTWICM series, that could be an outstanding shout.

    They are upto #100 & have captured some of the most popular popular music in the post Scullion era.
  23. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    IR was one of the first albums which you could download for free & then donate what you felt it was worth.

    Album of the year.

  24. Moose

    Moose First Team

    Which is quite a coincidence as ‘Anyone who releases an album with such a twatish pretentious title deserves to be shot’ was the title of my 1980 punk concept album (available only on cassette).
  25. domthehornet

    domthehornet Moderator Staff Member

    Camp - Childish Gambino
    Take to the Skies - Enter Shikari
    Discovery - Daft Punk
  26. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    No Kasabian? TUT TUT.
  27. PhilippineOrn

    PhilippineOrn First Team

    Oral Fixation just missed the cut on my list too.
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  28. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    Plenty would like to. Hips don't lie was a great song.
  29. Squibba

    Squibba Predictor Choker 14/15

    J Cole - Forest Hills Drive
    Nas - Untitled
    Emeli Sande - Our Version Of Events

    Jay Z's Black Album just missing the cut.
  30. Filbert

    Filbert Leicester supporting bloke

    If the question was ‘If you could only listen to 3 albums for the rest of your life and you had just had a lobotomy, what would they be?’ I might have said their last 3 efforts.

    Disappointingly few Elton shouts so far.
  31. Unhappy bunny

    Unhappy bunny Squad Player

    The Band: The Band
    Rolling Stones: Exile on Main Street
    Beatles: Revolver

    Sorry, young 'uns!
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  32. Hornet4ever

    Hornet4ever First Year Pro

    Re-listening to Suede's First Album Alternative from the early 90's. That's a recommend.
  33. NathWFC

    NathWFC First Team

    Alter Bridge - One Day Remains
    Shinedown - The Sound of Madness
    Black Stone Cherry - Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
  34. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    This post has caused a hole to open up in the space/time continuum.

    You're not allowed to like the Beatles and the Stones. One or the other, please.
  35. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Any takers for Showaddywaddy?
  36. RookeryDad

    RookeryDad Squad Player

    Compared to my Jerry Lee Lewis & Little Richard, this is all long haired stuff.

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