Your Favourite Album

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  1. nornironhorn

    nornironhorn Administrator Staff Member

    I know 'favourite' doesn't always equal 'best' so interpret this question either way, or provide an answer for favourite and one for best if you prefer.

    I listen to quite a lot of Spotify at work and today I've decided to begin going through Rolling Stone magazine's top 100 albums (starting at 100 and working my way down).

    What is your favourite album?

    To me, Rubber Soul by The Beatles is the best album I've ever heard. In recent years, my favourite is probably Norman F****** Rockwell by Lana Del Rey.
     
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  2. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    Now 52
     
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  3. hornetgags

    hornetgags McMuff's lovechild

    B*Witched: C'est La Vie: The Collection



    If I were pushed, I wouldn't be able to choose from:

    The Jam: Sound Affects
    Dire Straits: Making Movies
    Bon Jovi: These Days
    Chicago: 17
    Boston: Third Stage
     
  4. Harvest.
    Or Peter Gabriel 1 (Car).
    Or This Year's Model.
     
  5. nornironhorn

    nornironhorn Administrator Staff Member

    I have just this minute finished listening to that album as it is number 98 on the list.

    I might give it another listen tomorrow as I was doing a bit more work than when I listened to albums 100 & 99 on the list so maybe didn't get to appreciate it fully. Definitely preferred the other two, There's a Riot Goin' On & Odessey and Oracle.
     
  6. Manatleisure

    Manatleisure Reservist

    Different Class by Pulp, and Connected by Stereo MCs.
     
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  7. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    Moseley Shoals - Ocean Colour Scene
    Long Live the Kane - Big Daddy Kane
    Definitely Maybe - Oasis
    Tonic for the Troops - Boomtown Rats
    Graceland - Paul Simon
     
  8. You'll get to Harvest in a few albums...
     
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  9. nornironhorn

    nornironhorn Administrator Staff Member

    On second listen (and whilst paying a bit more attention) This Year's Model was much better than I originally thought.

    I've upgraded my own score for it to 80/100 so it beats There's A Riot Goin' On.
     
  10. Lipstick Vogue has one of the best drum/bass parts ever. Currently trying to learn the bass part!
     
  11. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    New Order - Low Life or Talking Heads - Remain in Light

    Van Morrison - Poetic Champions Compose a very close third.
     
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  12. zztop

    zztop Eurovision Winner 2015

    The Beatles - Sgt Pepper
    Bob Dylan - Desire
    Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon
    Lou Reed - Transformer
    The Motels - Greatest Hits
     
  13. Not "Eliminator" or "Afterburner" then ?
     
  14. Sahorn

    Sahorn Reservist

    So many good albums it’s almost impossible to say ‘best’ but a favourite for me that evokes memories ..
    Rumours - Fleetwood Mac
    Christine McVie brilliant song writer.
     
  15. Blimey, I've never heard anyone mention the Motels before. Got a few of their tracks on my phone and bought "Whose problem?" as a single when it came out. They bombed in the UK but were reasonably big in the states. Great songs."Suddenly last summer" was the big US hit I think.
     
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  16. Guy

    Guy Squad Player

    Parallel Lines Blondie
    Breakfast in America. Supertramp
     
  17. hornmeister

    hornmeister Administrator Staff Member

    At the moment decksanddrumsandrockandroll the aniverasy edition - Propellerheads. The special edition has an extra disk of awesomeness over the original from my yout.
     
  18. He doesn't like ZZ Top. If he did , the one to go for is Tres Hombres.
     
  19. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    I was always told never to listen to rumours.

    Songs for the Deaf - Queens of the Stone Age
    Led Zeppelin 4
    Living in the Past - Jethro Tull
    Stone Roses - The Stone Roses
    Watercolour - Pendulum
     
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  20. Your sperm's in the gutter
    Your love's in the sink.
     
  21. Robert Peel

    Robert Peel Reservist

    Technique - New Order
    The Holy Bible - Manic Street Preachers
    Born to Die - Lana Del Rey
    Come Clean - Curve
    The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses
     
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  22. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    I remember Ian Andedson explaining at a gig. He got labelled prog rock after Aqualung and was annoyed that they called it a 'concept album,' so he decided to show the critics what a real concept album was, with Thick as a Brick.
     
  23. zztop

    zztop Eurovision Winner 2015

    I mentioned it on here a few years back, I had a little fling with Martha Davis when I was working in San Francisco in 78. They were trying to break through and get a record deal and I met her when they were performing at Berkeley University. Then they went back to Los Angeles where they were based. Great times, and great music, but it probably wouldn't have been one of my favourite albums if it wasn't for my connection and the memory, tbh.
     
  24. Yeah I had a thing with her in 77.
    It it true that she wrote "whose problem" and "suddenly last summer" about you ?
     
  25. a19tgg

    a19tgg Reservist

    I hate this question like when people ask what your favourite film is, because I love music and listen to it constantly but weirdly would struggle to pick a favourite. So this is based on how much I’ve actually listened to these albums, I think when Spotify did that end of year stat thing these were still all at the top of my listening stats:

    The Stone Roses The Stone Roses
    Tame Impala Currents
    AM Suck it and See (could he replaced by Humbug)
    Foals Total Life Forever (this could easily be replaced be replaced by holy fire or what went down though)
    TLSP everything you’ve come to expect

    As I say, not necessarily my favourite
    Or even the best by that artist, but I’ve listened to all these albums a lot and still have in the last year so they clearly all give/gave me a lot of enjoyment
     
  26. Liquid gold - Greatest hits
     
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  27. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    Attack Of The Grey Lantern - Mansun
    This is My Truth Tell Me Yours - Manic Street Preachers
    Brothers In Arms - Dire Straits
    Headmusic - Suede
    Born in the USA - Bruce Springsteen
     
  28. WillisWasTheWorst

    WillisWasTheWorst Its making less grammar mistake's thats important

    In my opinion Plastic Letters was a better album than Parallel Lines. More punky.
     
  29. zztop

    zztop Eurovision Winner 2015

    Haha. It was barely a fling really, and she wasn't at all famous at that time.

    How did you get into them, then. As nobody I know as even heard of them?
     
  30. Filbert

    Filbert Leicester supporting bloke

    Depending on the day I would have Queen of Denmark by John Grant, Smother by Wild Beasts or In Rainbows by Radiohead as favourite.

    I could do those three on rotation for all of time.
     
  31. NathWFC

    NathWFC First Team

    Alter Bridge - One Day Remains
    Black Stone Cherry - Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
    Shinedown - Sound of Madness
    Bon Jovi - These Days
    The Gaslight Anthem - Handwritten
     
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  32. Well I would have been only 14 in 1977 so my fling with her would have been barely a fling too !
    I just heard "Whose problem" on the radio and liked it and bought it. Then heard and liked "Only the lonely" so bought the album. I have about 5 of their tracks on my phone now. A bit too safe "American pop-rock" for me really given my favourite stuff was by the Cure/Stranglers/Costello/Clash but they turned out some really good tunes/music (esp "Suddenly last summer") and great vocals. Martha is still performing it seems at the age of 69. Like you I've never heard anyone else ever mention them.
     
  33. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    Dance yourself dizzy, TUT!
     
  34. Timbers

    Timbers Apeman

    The Holy Bible - Manic Street Preachers
    Definitely Maybe - Oasis
    Experience - The Prodigy
    London Calling - The Clash
    The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses
     
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  35. Wexford-yellow

    Wexford-yellow Academy Graduate

    I always find the albums that I love dont always strike home on the first listen so listening to a line of albums would cause me to slip over some that I might really grow to love
    At the moment my favourites would be
    Tom Waits small change
    Tom Waits the heart of Saturday night
    And Springsteen's latest offering western stars live with the orchestra backing them is a really nice album
     

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