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Re: 10 all time favourite albums

Post by UrPal » Wed May 06, 2009 9:57 pm

Im pleased to see at least two other LC fans hold Brel's Les Marquises in high esteem. Its a big one for me too. Striking since we seem to have little else in common.
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Re: 10 all time favourite albums

Post by Womanfromaroom » Wed May 06, 2009 10:02 pm

... well, of course, there's always Leonard! :) I suppose, though, that in the end, it speaks more for the quality of Cohen and Brel than for anything else... Unless you happen to be a huge fan of reader-response criticism...
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Re: 10 all time favourite albums

Post by kwills » Thu May 14, 2009 1:56 pm

The Man Who Sold The World-----------David Bowie
Wish You Were Here---------------------Pink Floyd
Scary Monsters Super Creeps-----------David Bowie
Deceptive Bends--------------------------10 CC
Fishermens Blues-------------------------The Waterboys
The Wall----------------------------------Pink Floyd
The Cars----------------------------------Cars
A Night At The Opera--------------------Queen
First base---------------------------------Babe Ruth
The Lodger-------------------------------David Bowie

I tried to pick different artists but David Bowie kept pushing himself in there!
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Re: 10 all time favourite albums

Post by GinaDCG » Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:01 pm

Oh. This is a hard one -- the primary difficulty being retained loyalty to albums and artists who played significant roles in my younger lives. Do I remember my erstwhile passion and include them in this numbering? I will not include the Monkees or other Bubble Gum masters from my childhood. But what about my angst-filled teen years when Gordon Lightfoot kept me sane?

So, with that wordy intro, my CURRENT favorites (and my picks may change by tomorrow:)

Al Stewart: Sparks of Ancient Light
Andrew Bird: Soldier On
Hillery Hahn: Bach Partitas and Sonatas
Bob Dylan: Gts. Hits Vol 2
Brian McNeill: At the Back of the North Wind(I went hiking in Scotland a couple of years ago, AND I'm a history buff--
see Al Stewart above)
Coldplay: Viva la Vida
Gabrielle Montero: Spontaneous Combustion
Jackson Browne: The Next Voice You Hear
Jesse Winchester: Live from Mountain Stage
Patricia Barber: Mythologies
Simon & Garfunkel: Concert in Central Park
Sting: Brand New "Day

Yes, I know this is 12 not 10. Hey! I do my best!
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Re: 10 all time favourite albums

Post by Alsiony » Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:39 pm

TEN!! We are only allowed 10?! :D

Can I have 12 like Gina did? hehe

1) Nick Drake - Five Leaves Left

2) U2 - The Joshua Tree

3) Metallica - Ride The Lightning

4) The Beatles - Abbey Road

5) David Bowie - Diamond Dogs

6) The Chemical Brothers - Best of

7) Paul Simon - Graceland

8) Bob Dylan - Blonde On Blonde

9) Ry Cooder - Get Rhythm

10) Gladys Knight and the Pips - Mowtown Years

11) Biffy Clyro - Blackened Sky

12) Deadmau5 - For Lack Of A Better Name

(Like everyone else, it's always changing)

How good is that? - I already knew that an '8' next to a ')' makes a 'cool emoticon'
- but I haven't put this list in any particular order, and still it landed on Mr 8) himself :lol:
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Re: 10 all time favourite albums

Post by B4real » Sat Feb 27, 2010 12:57 pm

Now, I don't know if my first album is allowed - if not just substitute "The Hunter" or "The Well" 8)

Famous Blue Raincoat..........................Jennifer Warnes
Essential Bob Dylan (Aust bonus tracks)..... Bob Dylan
The Definitive Simon and Garfunkel......... Simon and Garfunkel
The Essential John Denver.................... John Denver
The Very Best Of The Eagles...................The Eagles
Tapestry..........................................Carole King
Greatest HIts.....................................Queen
Runnin' On Empty................................Jackson Browne
The Best Of 1980-1990..........................U2
Born In The USA..................................Bruce Springsteen

Well, that is how it is at the moment, seems there is a certain flavour to my choice which I never noticed before :razz:
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Re: 10 all time favourite albums

Post by TheSpice-BoxOfEarth » Sat Feb 27, 2010 4:23 pm

After an hour of hard thinking I chose these ten:

The Incredible String Band - The Big Huge
Serge Gainsbourg - Confidentiel
Serge Gainsbourg - Initials B.B.
Bob Dylan - Nashville Skyline
Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan live 1975: The Rolling Thunder Revue
Kris Kristofferson - Me and Bobby McGee
Joni Mitchell - Blue
Queen - Innuendo
The Byrds - Turn! Turn! Turn!
Jacques Brel - La Valse à Mille Temps
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Re: 10 all time favourite albums

Post by Bonn1979 » Sun Feb 28, 2010 12:43 am

Neil Young Decade
Nits Urk
The Housemartins Now that´s what I call quite good
Tindersticks Second album
Sinéad O´Connor Universal mother
Claudia Bettinaglio Saving all my love (A tribute to Tom Waits)
Rickie Lee Jones PopPop
Supertramp Crime of the century
Anna Ternheim Separation Road
Vienna Teng Dreaming through the noise
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Re: 10 all time favourite albums

Post by LEONKA » Mon Mar 08, 2010 12:19 am

Leonard Cohen .......... all 8)
Whitney Houston ...... I LOOK TO YOU
Sarah Brightman ...... Classic / Best Of
Elvis Presley ............. ALOHA FROM HAWAII
Frank Sinatra ............ MY WAY
Ricky King ................ Hit Box
Red Hurley ................ How Great Thou Art
ABBA ..................... GOLD
Sissel ..................... INTOPARADISE
Israel Kamakawiwo'ole ....... all

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Re: 10 all time favourite albums

Post by MegaMilton » Tue Mar 09, 2010 5:37 pm

Bone Machine - Tom Waits
I'm Your Man - Leonard Cohen
American V: A Hundred Highways - Johnny Cash
Mystery Girl - Roy Orbison
Oh Mercy - Bob Dylan
Bat Out Of Hell: Live With The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra - Meat Loaf
Scary Monsters - David Bowie
Murder Ballads - Nick Cave
No More Tears - Ozzy Osbourne
Back In Black - AC/DC
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Re: 10 all time favourite albums

Post by tinderella » Thu Mar 11, 2010 5:14 pm

No more shall we part - Nick Cave and the bad seeds
Ease down the road = bonnie prince billy
The Ennio Morricone Anthology
Tindersticks first album
Nighttown -The Walkabouts
Famous Blue Raincoat -Jennifer Warnes
Five leaves left - Nick Drake
The lyre of Orpheus/ Abbattoir Blues - Nick Cave & Bad Seeds
Closing Time - Tom Waits
Separate Ways - Teddy Thompson

These are 10 I can think of at the moment, that i seem to go back to a lot... but my choices can change according to my mood
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Re: 10 all time favourite albums

Post by Vicomtesse » Fri Mar 12, 2010 12:16 am

I've spent days thinking about this. It was so hard to make a choice.
I like and listen to so many different albums and artists; depending on my mood and what I'm doing.
For housework it has to be The Kinks, The Who, T Rex or even Fine Young Cannibals.
For driving fast, The Pogues or Meatloaf.
Summer time: The Beach boys or my Reggae Compilation
My 'STAX' compilation my sister made up for me (Otis Reading, Sam & Dave, Booker T etc.) has to have a mention but didn't make the list.

I've been really greedy mentioning all these artists but I've been around a long time and every decade throws up new brilliant artists but all those I've chosen have been around a long time and deservedly so.

I finally came up with these:

Cat Stephens (Yusuf) Teaser and the Firecat
Paul Simon...............Graceland
Bob Dylan................Blood on the Tracks
UB40.....................Who You Fighting For
David Gray..............Life In Slow Motion
Bruce Springstein......Can't decide between Born in the USA or The Seager Sessions: We Shall Overcome
Johnny Cash............When The Man Comes Around
Van Morrison...........Down the Road
Rolling Stones .........40 Licks
Travelling Wilburys....Vol.1

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Re: 10 all time favourite albums

Post by John Etherington » Sat Jul 17, 2010 10:27 am

Twelve all time favourites - not particularly in order (I believe in 12 rather then 10 - it's sacred measure versus metric!):

Forever Changes (Love)
Five Leaves Left (Nick Drake)
Smile (Brian Wilson)
Hangman's Beautiful Daughter (Incredible String Band)
Revolver (Beatles)
Odessey and Oracle (Zombies)
Fully Qualified Survivor (Michael Chapman)
Blonde on Blonde (Dylan)
Baltimore (Nina Simone)
Paris 1919 (John Cale)
Hunky Dory (Bowie)
Born to Run (Springsteen)

If pushed for all-time favourite - "Forever Changes". I'm assuming that we leave Leonard (and by association) Anjani out, here.
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Re: 10 all time favourite albums

Post by TheBigJerkface » Mon Jul 19, 2010 7:44 pm

The Beatles - Abbey Road
The Beatles - The Beatles
The Beatles - Revolver
Simon and Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water
Neil Young - Harvest
Man Man - Six Demon Bag
Pink Floyd - The Wall
Bob Dylan - Unplugged
Eric Clapton - Slowhand
Kris Kristofferson - Kristofferson

These are not in any particular order. I left off best-of compilations, as I consider them cheating (I stretched it a bit with Dylan Unplugged, but that would be classified as a live album).

I had a really hard time doing this without Cohen. Some of his that would be in the mix for my top ten faves would be:

Songs of Leonard Cohen
Songs of Love and Hate
New Skin for the Old Ceremony
I'm Your Man
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Re: 10 all time favourite albums

Post by Squidgy » Tue Aug 03, 2010 1:43 am

Ok, I just found this thread ! My tastes run toward Lightning's! We should get together for a drink and a listen sometime ! ... I've got 1000's of recordings, including beaucoup compilations of jazz, blues, bluegrass & women's music, Dylan radio shows, etc., but here are a few of my faves by individual artists. These are albums & artists I've listened to for years and never grown tired of.

Rolling Stones--Let It Bleed (my #1 all time favorite)
Etta James--Matriarch of the Blues
Peggy Lee--If You Go (produced by Quincy Jones) & The Millineum Collection
Bobby McFerrin--Medicine Music
Albert King--I Will Play the Blues for You
Ali Farka Toure with Ry Cooder--Talking Timbuktu
Chanticleer--St Hildegard of Bingen's Canticles of Ecstasy (St, Hildegard was a 12th century nun who
invented the 5-bar, 4 space method of writing down music notes on paper)
Nina Simone--The Tomato Collection
Marianne Faithfull--The Island Recordings
Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Loudon & Rufus Wainright, et al--The McGarrigle Hour
Beethoven's Piano Concertos--performed by Vladimir Ashkenazy
Beethoven's Ninth--Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Sir Georg Solti conducting
(I can't listen to Beethoven performed by anybody else except Solti & Ashkenazy)
Joni Mitchell--Blue
Ella Fitzgerald--Ella and The Count
John Hartford--Gentle On My Mind and other originals
Richard and Mimi Farina--Reflections in a Crystal Wind
Souad Maasi--Rouai
Thelonius Monk--Straight No Chaser
Louis Armstrong--Jazz Biography
Billie Holiday--Rare Unreleased, Vol. 7
Albert King--Ice Pickin'
Miles Davis--Bitches Brew
Ian Anderson--Divinities: Twelve Dances With God
Candy Dulfer--Saxuality
Dire Straits--first album & Brothers In Arms
......whoa, that's a bit more than ten, eh?
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