Your Favourite Album

Discussion in 'Taylor's Tittle-Tattle - General Banter' started by nornironhorn, May 18, 2020.

  1. Carpster

    Carpster Reservist

    The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars - David Bowie
    Violator - Depeche Mode
    Both simply amazing pieces of work from start to finish.
    But am heavily playing both imagine Dragons and Bastille on spotify lately. No particular album but both have produced some damn fine tracks.
  2. Happy bunny

    Happy bunny Cheered up a bit

    The Band - The Band
    Rolling Stones - Exile on Main Street
    The Beatles - Sergeant Pepper
    The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
    Jimi Hendrix - Best Of

    Or any number of Best Ofs of those artists, not to mention Bernstein's recording of Berlioz' Grande Messe des Mortes, Blomstedt's recording of the Nielsen symphonies, Giulini's Marriage of Figaro ....
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  3. nornironhorn

    nornironhorn Administrator Staff Member

    Today's albums so far have been:

    97 - The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan
    96 - Tommy - The Who
    95 - B*tches Brew - Miles Davis

    I had heard the first two albums before and listen to Bob Dylan and The Who a fair bit.

    B*tches Brew is very different to anything I've heard before but nice background music to work to. Only 7 'songs' yet the album lasts 1 hr 45 mins.
  4. Maninblack

    Maninblack Reservist

    Favourite album? Er....

    The Stranglers (obvs) - Any of Rattus, Black & White or The Raven
    Stevie Wonder - Songs In The Key Of Life
    Sigur Ros - Takk
    David Bowie - Either of Hunky Dory or Outside
    The Cure - Disintegration

    Ask me tomorrow and you'd get a different list, although these would always be up there somewhere.
  5. tonycotonstache

    tonycotonstache Reservist

    The Holy Bible - Manic Street Preachers
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  6. lendal

    lendal Reservist

    Moods and maturity have modelled what I listen to nowadays, but still keep wandering back to Supertramp, “Crime of The Century” was a happy place in my life album:)

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  7. HEY HO

    HEY HO Academy Graduate

    Oasis - (What's the story) Morning Glory?
    Arctic Monkeys - Humbug
    Nirvana - Nevermind
    Temples - Sun Structures
    Green Day - American Idiot
  8. The thing to judge is not a few individual tracks but whether, like in the old days, you could drop the needle and listen until the run-out groove.
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  9. Maninblack

    Maninblack Reservist

    Agreed. The flow of an album from start to finish is a key aspect of its essence, its quality. Greatest hits compilations might be good to listen to because of familiarity, but they are unavoidably shallow.
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  10. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    That's why Attack of the Grey Lantern by Mansun is an outstanding album as all tracks flow in the next seamlessly, it wouldn't be possible to enjoy as much if 'shuffle' was selected.

    I agree with you with Greatest Hits albums, and shouldn't really be allowed in a list of best albums. I think they work well for people who like some of a band's stuff without being too in to it.
  11. Maninblack

    Maninblack Reservist

    I do love that Mansun LP as well. I think i'll give it a spin later!
  12. OK I take back my Liquid Gold "Greatest hits" and replace it with Liquid Gold "Best of".
    Love that Mansun album too.
  13. Happy bunny

    Happy bunny Cheered up a bit

    I see your point, but it's good to track the evolution of bands that produced a lot of great numbers over several years.
  14. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

    Popular music.

    M83 - Hurry Up We're Still Dreaming
    Metallica - The Black Album
    Garbage - Beautiful Garbage
  15. nornironhorn

    nornironhorn Administrator Staff Member

    Just finished the albums ranked 91-100.

    The three best for me are:

    The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan
    Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John
    Odessey and Oracle - The Zombies

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