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08-05-2002, 09:15 PM
What albums do you think were the best of all time? I am not speaking of just great songs mind you, but grouping of songs that really worked as one whole brilliant entity.

1. The Cure -- Standing on the Beach
2. Covenant -- Europa
3. VNV Nation -- Empires

Honorable mention:
The Cure -- Disintigration
Anything Box -- Peace
New Order -- Republic

08-05-2002, 09:19 PM
1. the reverend horton heat -- liquor in the front... (and any other one...)
2. garbage -- 2.0
3. frank sinatra w/ the count basie orchestra live at the sands


booby prize -- anything by "weird al" yankovic:crazed:

08-05-2002, 09:21 PM
Originally posted by darthvyn
2. garbage -- 2.0

Forgot about that one. Definately in my honorable mention section.:D

08-05-2002, 09:24 PM
1. Pink Floyd - The Wall
2. Roger Waters - Amused to Death
3. Pink Floyd... ahh pretty much every album they did. :D

08-05-2002, 10:19 PM
1. Nirvana - In Utero
2. Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
3. The Who - Who's Next

Honorable mentions:
Foo Fighters - The Colour and the Shape
Nirvana - Bleach
Smashing Pumpkins - Mellincollie and the Infinite Sadness
Sonic Youth - Murray Street
Meat Puppets - Meat Puppets II
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
Pearl Jam - Vs.

08-05-2002, 10:30 PM
1. Bad Religion - Process of Belief
2. Green Day - Dookie
3. MxPx - Slowly Going the way of the Buffalo

Honarable Mention;
Metallica - ...and Justice for All
Bad Religion - Generator
Blink 182 - Take Off Your Pants and Jacket
Iron Maiden - Piece of Mind

figrin bran
08-05-2002, 10:50 PM
i'll have to think about #2 and 3 but for my money

1. Ok Computer - Radiohead

Lowly Bantha Cleaner
08-05-2002, 11:20 PM
These are my personal faves in no particular order of favorite.

* Bob Dylan's -- Greatest Hits Volume (I don't own Blonde on Blonde or The Times are a Changin' but my bet is that they would trump this selection)
* Billy Joel -- Songs in the Attic (A collection of BJ's songs from the pre-Stranger album days. Excellent songwriting. All recorded live)
* Carole King -- Tapestry. (Surprised I haven't burned out the CD player from listening to this CD so much)

08-05-2002, 11:27 PM
These are my top three favorite albums of all time:

Journey - Greatest Hits.
The Doors - The Best Of The Doors.
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik.

Exhaust Port
08-06-2002, 12:05 AM
1. Rush - Power Windows
2. Down - NOLA
3. Corrosion of Conformity - Deliverance

Honorable Mention (really depending on the day any of these could be in my top 3)

Alice In Chains - Sap/Jar of Flies
Metallica - Master of Puppets/Ride the Lightning
Air - Moon Safari
Faith No More - Epic/Angel Dust
Pink Floyd - Animals/The Wall

08-06-2002, 01:20 AM
1. Prince - Sign O the Times
2. Public Enemy - It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
3. U2 - Achtung Baby!
3a. The Police - Synchronicity
3b. Neil Young - Harvest
3c. Beastie Boys - Ill Communication
3d. Sugar - Copper Blue
3e. Guided By Voices - Bee Thousand
3f. Sebadoh - Bake Sale

Sorry. No one can pick just 3. These albums have all been in extraordinarily high rotation at more than one point in my life - I keep coming back to them. Certain other records that I love - off the top of my head Siamese Dream by Smashing Pumpkins and the Dinosaur Jr. album with that hitchhiker painting on the cover - bring back recollections of a stressful era (University, too much drinking, bad grades, long distance relationship problems) and don't rock me out the way they once did. Doesn't mean they aren't brilliant, they just hurt more than they heal nowadays.

08-06-2002, 02:06 AM
hard hard hard!
If I had to be locked in a box I'd take these ...
one) David Bowie - Heroes
two) Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin III
three) Tom Waits - Swordfishtrombones

08-06-2002, 03:33 AM
Hammer-2 Legit 2 Quit
The KLF- The WHite Room
Jamiroquai-Traveling Without Moving

08-06-2002, 11:21 AM
Always in a state of flux, but here' goes...

1. Tool - Aenima
2. Jeff Buckley - Sketches (For My Sweetheart the Drunk)
3. Def Leppard - Hysteria

Eclectic to say the least. :)

El Chuxter
08-06-2002, 12:12 PM
Tough call, but as of right now, I'd say:

1) Beach Boys: Pet Sounds
2) Derek & the Dominos: Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs
3) Elton John: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

Honorable Mentions:
GNR: Appetite for Destruction
Beatles: Abbey Road
Rod Stewart: Every Picture Tells a Story
Faith No More: The Real Thing
Johnny Cash: Unchained
Pearl Jam: Ten
Soundgarden: Down on the Upside
Judgment Night soundtrack

08-06-2002, 12:14 PM
Originally posted by El Chuxter

3) Elton John: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

Oh my god I totally forgot about this album. :eek:

Excellent choice chuxter, I concur wholeheartedly. :D

08-06-2002, 01:08 PM
Manowar- Battle Hymns
DIO- Holy Diver
Iron Maiden- Killers
Judas Priest- Killing machine

Boba Fitt
08-06-2002, 01:30 PM
1. Def Leppard - Hysteria
2. Savatage - Streets
3. Queensryche - Operation: Mindcrime

Good rock music with melody and cruch is missing these days....

08-06-2002, 01:56 PM
Green Day - Dookie
Madonna - The Immaculate Collection
Police - Every Breath You Take: The Singles

Mandalorian Candidat
08-06-2002, 02:06 PM
I don't have many CDs since I don't collect them, but of the ones I have I enjoy these the most

-Police: The Singles
-U2: Achtung Baby
-The Smiths: Rank

Darth Shifty
08-06-2002, 03:15 PM
It's impossible for me to choose a top three. I love music too much to narrow it down, so here's a few that I really enjoy. (In no particular order and not including classical)

-Sinatra: His Very Best
-The Doors: Best of
-Dr. Dre: The Chronic
-Beastie Boys: Ill Communication
-Tool: Aenima
-The Beatles: Sgt Pepper's/One
-Pink Floyd: The Wall/Wish You Were Here/Dark Side/etc.
-NWA: Straight Outta Compton
-Eazy-E: We Want Eazy
-Pearl Jam: Ten
-Smashing Pumpkins: Siamese Dream/Mellon Collie
-Bob Dylan: Greatest Hits
-NIN: Pretty Hate Machine
-Ice Cube: Predator/Bootlegs and B sides

I can just keep going, but I'll stop for now.

08-06-2002, 03:44 PM
The Human League - Dare
Duran Duran - Rio
Camel - The snow goose

Ask me again tomorrow and I'll have changed my mind completely.

figrin bran
08-06-2002, 05:27 PM
Originally posted by stormie
Always in a state of flux, but here' goes...

2. Jeff Buckley - Sketches (For My Sweetheart the Drunk)

hmm...if only he had the chance to finish recording those songs :(

Huckleberry Josh
08-06-2002, 05:54 PM
Rage Against the Machine- Evil Empire
Static-X- Wisconsin Death Trip
Orgy- Candy ***

08-06-2002, 05:57 PM
1) The Beatles- "Rubber Soul"
2) Boston- "Boston"
3) Led Zepplin- "In Through the Out Door"

Honorable mention: Supertramp- "Breakfast in America"

08-07-2002, 10:25 PM
Big Country-The Crossing
Metal Church-Metal Church
Wu-Tang Clan-Enter the Wu-Tang

Honourable mention: Slayer-Reign in Blood, The Beatles-Anything released prior to 1968

08-07-2002, 11:25 PM
Originally posted by haggis
The Beatles-Anything released prior to 1968
What are you talking about!?! The White Album was brilliant, Abbey Road was just....just was and Let it Be had some good stuff on it.

Exhaust Port
08-08-2002, 11:21 AM
The Beatles? Aren't they that band that ripped off all those Oasis riffs? ;)

08-08-2002, 11:32 AM
Alice In Chains: Dirt
Guns 'N Roses: Appetite for Destruction
Radiohead: Everything excluding Pablo Honey, except for Creep because "I'm so f@@@@@g special"!

08-08-2002, 10:31 PM
Easy there! I'm not saying I don't rate the late-model Beatles stuff(I have all the CDs), just that I prefer some of the earlier tunes. This thread is all about personal favourites. I wouldn't have criticized if you had chosen one of your Village People or Culture Club albums...just kidding!

08-09-2002, 12:26 AM
Originally posted by haggis
Easy there! I'm not saying I don't rate the late-model Beatles stuff(I have all the CDs), just that I prefer some of the earlier tunes. This thread is all about personal favourites. I wouldn't have criticized if you had chosen one of your Village People or Culture Club albums...just kidding!
Oh, I thought you were saying they didn't put anything good out post 1967. I personally thought they were better once LSD became a staple so I really dig their later stuff. You know, I forgot Sgt Pepper on my list under honorable mention. Damn. The Villiage people are number 4 on my list, I guess I forgot them in the honorable mention part too...

Darth Vellner
08-09-2002, 12:20 PM

1. The BEATLES ..Rubber Soul/Revolver..Sgt. Pepper/Magical Mystery Tour..The White Album/Abbey Road..

2. Pink Floyd ..Meddle/Dark Side Of The Moon/Wish You Were Here/The WALL.. (listen to these albums with the movies they match up with, ask me how)

3. Lenny Kravitz ..Are you gonna go my way/Circus, I Know...he's starting to suck. But, those albums Rock!

the Beastie Boys.. Paul's/Nasty/
the Doors .. Greatest hits..
Weezer .. Blue/Green/Maladroit
the Flaming Lips .. Mmachidi vs. the pink robot..? I can't remember
Don't Shoot...I'm With GOD .. Life through Art (my band)
Does Anybody Remember Dr. Demento??? I have the 30th Anniversary Collection !

Lt Kettch
08-10-2002, 03:20 PM
1)Dave Matthews Band - Under The Table and Dreaming
2)Rage Against The Machine - Evil Empire
3)MxPx - Slowly Going the Way of the Buffalo

08-10-2002, 10:45 PM
I had my list down to about 7 until I read LT Ketch's post.

In no order:
DMB - Under the Table And Dreaming
Sting- Ten Summoner's Tales
U2 - Joshua Tree, Achtung Baby, All That You....Behind
Pink Floyd - The Wall
Radio Head - Kid A
Beatles - Abbey Road
NIN - The Downward Spiral
PJ - Vitalogy, Yield
SW - ANH soundtrack
The Crow - soundtrack
U2 (again) - The B Sides CD (IMO some of these songs were better than stuff from the album that they were released around)