: Greatest albums of all time?



I~LUV~Caddys8792
07-16-07, 11:44 PM
Here's Rolling Stone's list. How about yours??
http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/5938174/the_rs_500_greatest_albums_of_all_time


For me: (the first few are in order, but the rest are just ones I really like)
1: Pink Floyd-"Animals" (1977)
2: The Rolling Stones- Exile On Main Street (1972)
3: The Rolling Stones- Sticky Fingers (1971)
4: Bruce Springsteen- Born To Run (1975)
5: Pink Floyd- The Wall (1979)


Rush- Permanent Waves (1980)
Rush- 2112 (1976)
Rush- Moving Pictures (1981)
R.E.M.- Automatic For the People (1992)
Pink Floyd- Wish You Were Here (1975)
Pearl Jam- Ten (1991)
Meat Loaf- Bat Out of Hell (1978?)
The Highwaymen- Highwayman (1985)
Elton John- Tumbleweed Connection (1971)
Elton John- Madman Across The Water (1971)
Bruce Springsteen- The Ghost Of Tom Joad (1995)
Bruce Springsteen- Born In The USA (1984)
Bob Dylan- Blonde On Blonde (1966)
Bob Dylan- Desire (1976)
Bob Dylan- Blood On The Tracks (my favorite Dylan album) (1975)
Alice In Chains- Dirt (1992)
Thin Lizzy- Jailbreak (1976)
Tesla - Modern Day Cowboy
Smashing Pumpkins- Mellon Collie and The Infinite Sadness (1995)
Nirvana- Nevermind (1991)


That's all I've got. I just looked thru my iTunes library...all 1510 songs.

Spyder
07-17-07, 12:53 AM
I REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY like Pink Floyd's The Division Bell...

That is all.

gdwriter
07-17-07, 01:07 AM
I'll bite. Some of my favorites judging from my iTunes collection:


U2—The Joshua Tree
Fleetwood Mac—Rumors
Supertramp—Breakfast in America
Johnny Cash—Live at San Quentin
REM—Automatic for the People
Sheryl Crow—Tuesday Night Music Club
Rosanne Cash—Black Cadillac
Annie Lennox—Diva
Dusty Springfield—Dusty in Memphis
Aretha Franklin—Lady Soul
Ray Charles—Genius Loves Company
Bonnie Raitt—Nick of Time
Gin Blossoms—New Miserable Experience
Coldplay—Parachutes
Coldplay—A Rush of Blood to the Head
Dave Matthews—Some Devil
Carol King—Tapestry
Bruce Springsteen—Born in the USA
Bruce Springsteen—Tunnel of LoveA lot of my iTunes Library is from Greatest Hits compilations and soundtracks, so it's hard to identify where the songs first appeared.

Jonas McFeely
07-17-07, 01:11 AM
This is coming from someone growing up in the 90's, and someone that thinks that Floyd is rediculously overrated. These are all CD's you can listen to straight through without skipping a track.

Deftones - Adrenaline
Deftones - Around the Fur
Offspring - Ignition
Offspring - Smash
Green Day - Dookie
Incubus - Science
Incubus - Make Yourself
Maroon 5 - Songs About Jane
Sikth - The Trees are Dead and Dried Out
RHCP - Blood Sugar Sex Magik
Primus - Pork Soda
Primus - The Brown Album
Primus - Frizzle Fry
Primus - Sailing The Seas of Cheese
Sublime - 40oz To Freedom
Sublime - Sublime
SOAD - Toxicity
SOAD - SOAD
Supertramp - Breakfast in America
Steely Dan - Katy Lied <Basically EVERY album by them is awesome.



Rap:

Young Jeezy - Thug Motivation 101
Lil Wtye - Doubt me now
Lil Wtye - Phinally Phamous
Project Pat - Mistah Dont Play
Project Pat - Ghetty Green
Three Six Mafia - The End <Probably my favorite rap CD
Three Six Mafia - Da Untouchables
Three Six Mafia - Underground Vol. 1

thebigjimsho
07-17-07, 01:16 AM
Live-Throwing Copper
Smashing Pumpkins-Siamese Dream
Michael Jackson-Thriller
Bobby Brown-Don't Be Cruel


I've got more but I can't think at this late hour...

Vesicant
07-17-07, 01:25 AM
To add, jonas...

Tool - Lateralus
Tool - 10,000 Days
Radiohead - Hail to the Thief
Radiohead - Kid A
Deftones - Saturday Night Wrist
Muse - Absolution
VAST - Music for People
VAST - April
Nine Inch Nails - The Fragile

etc...

slk230mb
07-17-07, 07:33 AM
Pearl Jam - Ten
Dave Matthews Band - Before These Crowded Streets
The Beatles - Sgt. Peppers

EcSTSatic
07-17-07, 09:00 AM
Points! Thanks for sharing the Rolling Stone article. It brought back good memories. I have many of these on vinyl that I need to convert or replace with CDs someday for my car and iPod.

Cynical
07-17-07, 10:16 AM
Candlebox - Candlebox
Saosin - Saosin
Guns N Roses - Appetite for destruction
Rick James - Street songs
Metallica - Metallica
Gordon Lightfoot - Gords gold
Bone thugs n harmony - The art of war double disc
Faith no more - The real thing

Edit: forgot The smashing pumpkins - Siamese dream

Benzilla
07-17-07, 10:46 AM
This is weird considering that I listen to so much music, but I don't actually own that many original albums. Most of my stuff is either on greatest hits CD's or downloaded. But, there are some albums that I just had to buy among my favorites are:

The Wall - Pink Floyd
Let it Bleed - The Rolling Stones
All things must pass - George Harrison (8-track & CD)
Come Fly with me - Frank Sinatra (I have it on 8-track, too.)
And even though it's cliche, Dark Side Of The Moon should be on this list somewhere.

P-Funk
07-17-07, 10:54 AM
A few of my favorites.

Nirvana - Nevermind
Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream
Paul Simon - Graceland
Return of the Rentals - The Rentals
Metallica - Metallica
Bob Marley and the Wailers - Legend
Nirvana - Unplugged in New York

fpmesiIII
07-17-07, 11:51 AM
Led Zeppelin IV - Led Zeppelin

cleveland don
07-17-07, 12:40 PM
Red Hot Chili Peppers: Blood Sugar Sex Magic

JimmyH
07-17-07, 01:17 PM
I dont think you can really state a greatest album of all time. There is too much to choose from, too many genres.

But in the spirit of things, I offer you my 21 greatest rock songs:

Sweet Emotion - Aerosmith
Turn Up The Radio - Autograph
Got Me Wrong - Alice In Chains
Come Together - The Beatles
Peace of Mind - Boston
With a Little Help From my Friends - Joe Cocker version (written by The Beatles)
Hotel California - The Eagles
Don't Stop - Fleetwood Mac
November Rain - Guns N Roses
Alone - Heart
Rock and Roll - Led Zeppelin
Cult of Personality - Living Colour
Turn the Page - Metallica version (written by Bob Seger)
Kickstart My Heart - Motley Crue
Rockin in the Free World - Neil Young
Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne
Alive - Pearl Jam
Gimme Shelter - Rolling Stones version (written by Grand Funk Railroad)
Red Barchetta - Rush
Right Now - Van Halen
Radar Love - White Lion version (written by Golden Earring)

It was supposed to be 20. But I just cannot give any of them up :)
I know there are a few newer songs out there that are great, but I am only considering songs older than 10 years.

JRau
07-17-07, 02:32 PM
The first Boston album is my first choice.

JRau

Playdrv4me
07-17-07, 02:52 PM
The Knife - ALL of their albums.

Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon

Eagles - Hotel California

The Cars - Heartbeat City

Coldplay - X&Y

Depeche Mode - Violator

dkozloski
07-17-07, 03:00 PM
Weird Al Yankovic.

93DevilleUSMC
07-17-07, 04:58 PM
Red Hot Chili Peppers-Stadium Arcadium

Gnarls Barkley-St. Elsewhere

Matt Kearney-Nothing Left to Lose

Coldplay- A Rush of Blood to the Head

Coldplay-X&Y

U2- The Joshua Tree

Bob Dylan- Desire

Hootie and the Blowfish- Cracked Rear View

Nickelback- All the Right Reasons

Disturbed- The Sickness

Disturbed- Believe

Disturbed- Ten Thousand Fists

Anna Nalick- Wreck of the Day

AFI- Sing the Sorrow

gary88
07-17-07, 05:01 PM
Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti

Dadillac
07-17-07, 05:41 PM
Def Leppard - Vault :thumbsup:

Don

K38chomponTHIS
07-17-07, 06:04 PM
Black Label Society - Mafia
Blues Traveler - Four
Incubus - Make Yourself
Jimmy Buffett - Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes
KISS - Destroyer
KISS - Alive IV Symphony
KISS - Hotter Than Hell
KISS - Love Gun
Lenny Kravitz - Baptism
Lenny Kravitz - Let Love Rule
Les Claypool - Of Whales and Woe
MC Paul Barman - Paullelujah!
Ozzy - Blizzard of Ozz
Ozzy - Tribute
Pantera - Cowboys From Hell
Pantera - Vulgar Display of Power
Primus - Frizzle Fry
The Sex Pistols - Never Mind the Bollocks..
Tenacious D - Tenacious D
ZZ Top - Eliminator

JimHare
07-17-07, 07:26 PM
Greatest albums of all time, or favorite albums? There's a difference.

I'd have to define "great" as being an album that changed the direction of the genre it represented, or became a groundbreaking statement. or made such an impact on the music industry that it's still being felt 25 or 30 or 40 years later. It would have to have stood the test of time, and be relevant even today.

The #1 album in THAT regard then, would have to be Meet the Beatles.

Say what you will about Presley or Cash or the Stones, but MTB STARTED rock and roll for 99% of the people who heard it.

My second choice would also have to be a Beatle LP - Sgt Pepper - those of you too young to have been growing up when this album was released have NO concept of the impact it had in 1967. Take Born To Run, add in Thriller, and top off with DSOM and you have some idea. Everything else since then is just 'another rock album'. And I say this admitting that I'm not even a big Beatles fan.

Third? Johnny Cash's Folsom Prison live album. Took C/W away from Flatt and Scruggs and gave it back to the realists.

Fourth? Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited. - did for "folk" what Cash did for C/W. Totally changed the entire genre. After that, The Kingston Trio were never the same again... :)

Fifth? Considering the impact it had on millions of guitarists for whom it may have been the first "non-pop" rock album, you'd have to give the nod to Cream's "Wheels of Fire". Again, it took rock and roll in a whole new direction.

"Thriller" probably has to be in the list there somewhere - it ushered in the era of sexy teenybopper favorites from Madonna to Spears to Lil Kim and the rest. Virtually ALL solo "pop" artists of today owe it to Jackson for getting them started.

Born to Run? Yeah, it was a watershed.

Jimi Hendrix's first album blew nearly everything else on the charts completely out of the water. Totally unique. Never heard anything like it, and never will.

Grunge? Rap? Hip-Hop? Not familiar enough to say with any authority. Get back to me in 30 years and we'll see.

And I'll admit that apart from Hendrix and Cream, I don't own any of the other one's I listed.

pabstcadillac
07-17-07, 07:53 PM
Greatest albums of all time, or favorite albums? There's a difference....

Best post of the thread so far. While there were a lot of albums posted that I like I also couldn't believe the amount of crap people listen to on this board.

For me it's "The Great Twenty Eight" by Chuck Berry. Who IS the "King of Rock n Roll" only w/o the title because he was black. :shakeshead: :alchi: He revolutionized music much the same way The Beatles did only w/o the credit, accolades or money. :alchi:

90Brougham350
07-17-07, 11:47 PM
Led Zeppelin 2
Led Zeppelin 4
Pink Floyd - Animals
Radiohead - OK Computer
Radiohead - Kid A
Judas Priest - Stained Class
Moody Blues - Days of Future Passed
The Band - Music From Big Pink
Eric Clapton - 461 Ocean Boulevard
Fleetwood Mac - Rumors
Blind Faith
Emerson, Lake and Palmer - Brain Salad Surgery
Eagles - Hotel California
Cream - Disraeli Gears
Boston
Oasis - What's the Story (Morning Glory)
Rolling Stones - Exile On Main Street

There are other great albums out there, hard to get them all, but I'd put these in a category all of their own.

Brian

Lesley's93STS
07-17-07, 11:57 PM
The Tragically Hip - Fully Completely
Fleetwood Mac - Greatest Hits

2 CDs I can listen to without skipping a single song.

JimmyH
07-18-07, 11:46 AM
i am seeing a surprising lack of gansta rap in here

wait4me6920
07-18-07, 11:46 AM
Queen -

A Night at the Opera & News of the World

- particularly enjoy Bohemian Rhapsody & We are the Champions.

Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR) -

- Most any album

- Proud Mary, Bad Moon Rising, Who'll Stop the Rain, Down on the Corner, I Heard It Through the Grapevine, Have You Ever Seen the Rain?, Lodi, Up Around the B, etc., etc. These folks owned a good bit of the 60s & 70s. John Fogerty & crew were right up there with the Beatles, Stones, Who, Dylan and a few others in setting the pace of the day.

EcSTSatic
07-18-07, 01:32 PM
i am seeing a surprising lack of gansta rap in here

There's a good reason for that. See the post title :)

I~LUV~Caddys8792
07-18-07, 01:38 PM
There's a good reason for that. See the post title :)


Exactly. How much "gangsta" rap will we remember in 30-35 years? Not much.

EDIT: NWA's "Straight Outta Compton" is still very highly regarded after ~17 years.

JimmyH
07-18-07, 01:41 PM
There's a good reason for that. See the post title :)

Greatest albums of all time?

i was being facetious :bouncy:

EcSTSatic
07-18-07, 03:39 PM
Greatest albums of all time?

i was being facetious :bouncy:

I was hoping you were. Hence the smiley face :thumbsup:

JimmyH
07-18-07, 04:47 PM
actually I dont think i have ever even heard ganster rap

heavymetals
07-18-07, 07:38 PM
Bluesbreakers (featuring Clapton)
Yardbirds-Rave up
Buffalo Springfield-Retrospective
Stones-12X5
Beatles-Revolver, Sgt Peppers
Joni Mitchell-Ladies of the Canyon,Blue,Song to a Seagull,Clouds
Dylan-Highway 61
Jeff Beck- Truth
Led Zep-1st
Moody Blues-Question,Day's of Future Passed(great albums!)
Traffic-Mr. Fantasy
Cream-Fresh Cream
Stevie Ray Vaughan-Greatest hits

JimmyH
07-18-07, 08:11 PM
Bluesbreakers (featuring Clapton)
Yardbirds-Rave up
Buffalo Springfield-Retrospective
Stones-12X5
Beatles-Revolver, Sgt Peppers
Joni Mitchell-Ladies of the Canyon,Blue,Song to a Seagull,Clouds
Dylan-Highway 61
Jeff Beck- Truth
Led Zep-1st
Moody Blues-Question,Day's of Future Passed(great albums!)
Traffic-Mr. Fantasy
Cream-Fresh Cream
Stevie Ray Vaughan-Greatest hits

Where's the heavy metal albums? Get it? Ha. Ha. ok.

heavymetals
07-18-07, 09:29 PM
Where's the heavy metal albums? Get it? Ha. Ha. ok.


Yardbirds were the first "metal" group.

Led Zep was second.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
07-18-07, 09:31 PM
Jimmy Page was a member of the Yardbirds correct?

heavymetals
07-18-07, 09:36 PM
First was Clapton, then Jeff Beck, then Page

I~LUV~Caddys8792
07-18-07, 09:37 PM
And all of them are like guitar gods.

heavymetals
07-18-07, 10:01 PM
In the late 60's I hitchhiked to San Francisco to see Jeff Beck play at the Fillmore.

Rod Stewert was lead singer.

Those were some days!

lawfive
07-18-07, 10:17 PM
Was getting pissed reading, not seeing my albums, then they were there.

I have nothing much to add except "Points to Jonas for Steely Dan." Mu Major, Baby!! How many other rock bands have invented their own chords?


EDIT: Shit. Can't give Jonas more points yet...

Jonas McFeely
07-18-07, 10:42 PM
Was getting pissed reading, not seeing my albums, then they were there.

I have nothing much to add except "Points to Jonas for Steely Dan." Mu Major, Baby!! How many other rock bands have invented their own chords?


EDIT: Shit. Can't give Jonas more points yet...

Funny thing, i didnt find out that Steely Dan wasnt black until a few months ago. I had to YouTube to believe it. Goofy lookin sonsabitches, especially Donald ***en.

Interesting tidbit: Steely Dan was the name of a dildo in the book Naked Lunch, by William Burroughs.

Never read it.

Also, my post on page one contains multiple "gangster" rap albums...

***en:
http://www.rankinblog.com/photos/uncategorized/donald_***en.jpg


Lololl it wouldnt let me type ***en.

lawfive
07-18-07, 11:05 PM
Yes, Donald F a gen looks like Dracula, especially when he sings.