10 Must-Have Albums...

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  • 09-19-2007, 09:00 AM
    mikemorrow
    801- live
    Dylan- highway 61
    Eno- anouther green world
    Velvet Underground- VU
    New Grass Revival- to late to turn back now
    Eagles - on the boarder
    Genesis- selling england by the pound
    Big Brother and the Holding Company- cheap thrills
    David Bowie- hunky dory
    Fabulous Poodles- mirror star
  • 09-19-2007, 09:43 AM
    GMichael
    A big welcome to all the new posters. And some nice choices there guys.
  • 09-19-2007, 09:46 AM
    mikemorrow
    We are all newbes one time or another. :)
  • 09-19-2007, 11:38 AM
    Rich-n-Texas
    Welcome all! :D

    Now, will somebody PLEASE vote for Patti Smith's Horses for cryin out loud!!!:incazzato:
  • 09-19-2007, 06:25 PM
    PeruvianSkies
    Anyone feel like tallying the totals thus far?
  • 09-20-2007, 03:03 AM
    JohnnyDownUnder
    Jackson Browne Pretender
    Allison Kraus Forget about it]
    Beatles All (oops that's,er, 8?!!)..You choose. Blue I guess
    Miles Davis Kind of Blue
    Shaun Colvin Steady on
    Primal Scream Screamadelica
    Little Feat LastRecord Album
    Steely Dan The Steely Dan Story
    Andreas Vollenweider Behind the Garden
    Dobbie Brothers Living on the Faultline
    :9:
    Sigh, music ain't what it used to be..mind you, neither is nostalgia!!
  • 09-23-2007, 03:46 PM
    gruss72
    real quick in no particular order:
    Live-Mental Jewelry
    Toad the Wet Sprocket-Dulcinea
    Peter Gabriel-So
    Ani Difranco-Little Plastic Castles
    Cyndi Lauper-She's so Unusual
    Fleetwood Mac-Rumours
    Bodeans-Black and White
    Sister hazel-Somewhere More Familiar
    Far too Jones-Picture Postcard Walls
    Queensryche-Operation Mindcrime
  • 09-23-2007, 05:22 PM
    Lance B
    Sorry, 10 is waaaay too limiting so there is no way I can keep it to 10, so I did 25. No particular order. If you really must narrow it down, then take the top 10 listed here, but I wouldn't be without any of these 25. In fact I really would like to make it at least 100 that I couldn't do without.

    1. The Specials - The Specials(first album)
    2. Avalon - Roxy Music
    3. Unplugged - Nirvana
    4. Pictures at an Exhibition - Emerson Lake and Palmer also the Telarc recording of same.
    5. For Your Pleasure - Roxy Music
    6. Transformer - Lou Reed
    7. Armed Forces - Elvis Costello
    8. Sound Affects - The Jam
    9. Talking Heads - Fear of Music
    10. Zoot Allures - Frank Zappa
    11. Close to the Edge - Yes
    12. Machine Head - Deep Purple
    13. Nilsson Schmilsson - Harry Nilsson
    14. Harvest - Neil Young
    15. Midnight Oil - 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.
    16. Houses of the Holy - Led Zeppelin
    17. Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd.
    18. Dire Straits - Dire Straits
    19. Doors - The Doors
    20. Abraxas - Santana
    21. Sgt Pepper's - The Beatles
    22. A New World Record - ELO
    23. A Space in Time - Ten Years After
    24. Green River - Creedence Clearwater Revival
    25. Any XTC album.
  • 09-23-2007, 06:23 PM
    dingus
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Lance B
    15. Midnight Oil - 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.

    my man!!!
  • 09-23-2007, 06:31 PM
    bobsticks
    MUST HAVE...for what or whom?...and including how many categories of music?

    Seems a little like asking an astrophysicist what his favorite ten meteorites are. I'll tell ya what, take Slumpy's top ten discs and jayra's top ten albums, throw 'em up in the air and whatever ten hit the ground first are my picks...
  • 09-23-2007, 10:31 PM
    PeruvianSkies
    I realize that coming up with ONLY 10 is nearly impossible, but that is not really the point of this thread... its not that you can't have other albums that you think are worthy of ownership, but that we can compile a master list of 10 that anyone and everyone should have in their collection.
  • 09-24-2007, 08:12 AM
    Feanor
    Right on
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bobsticks
    MUST HAVE...for what or whom?...and including how many categories of music?

    Seems a little like asking an astrophysicist what his favorite ten meteorites are. I'll tell ya what, take Slumpy's top ten discs and jayra's top ten albums, throw 'em up in the air and whatever ten hit the ground first are my picks...

    Regardless of how much unanimity there might be around a list of 10, say, rock albums, nothing would entice me to obtain them. For me, today, that genre is simply impertinent to musical enjoyment.
  • 09-24-2007, 05:24 PM
    Lance B
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by dingus
    my man!!!

    What surprises me, Dingus, is that it would appear that you are from the USA and that you even know about Midnight Oil! They are quite possibly my favourite Australian rock band along with Mental As Anything and Cold Chisel. "10 to 1" and "Diesels and Dust" are my faves from the Oils, but they have a lot of great stuff. I remember going to see them as a pub band in the early eighties and they were fantastic. Did you see the video "Black Rain Falls" when the Oils pulled up in the Centre of New York City outsied the Exxon building on a the back of a flat top at lunchtime and started playing to the lunchtime crowd? That is one of the best! Looking at you age, we are of nearly the same vintage, so maybe taste and age go along together. :wink5:
  • 09-24-2007, 06:43 PM
    dingus
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Lance B
    What surprises me, Dingus, is that it would appear that you are from the USA and that you even know about Midnight Oil!

    what surprises me is that the Oils arent more well known in the states. one of the best rock bands ever, regardless of geographical location, and the best live band bar none. to say i am a fan would be an understatement, they are my favorite band without question. i've got all their commercial releases and all the live footage that i can get my hands on, Black Rain Falls is no exception.
  • 09-24-2007, 08:23 PM
    Lance B
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by dingus
    what surprises me is that the Oils arent more well known in the states. one of the best rock bands ever, regardless of geographical location, and the best live band bar none. to say i am a fan would be an understatement, they are my favorite band without question. i've got all their commercial releases and all the live footage that i can get my hands on, Black Rain Falls is no exception.

    It surprises me also that they are not better known world wide. Maybe their political stance upsets some of the record execs:wink5:
    Anyway, it's good to see someone in the States who knows them and likes their music, so you must have good taste. :14:
  • 09-24-2007, 08:32 PM
    Luvin Da Blues
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Lance B
    It surprises me also that they are not better known world wide. Maybe their political stance upsets some of the record execs:wink5:
    Anyway, it's good to see someone in the States who knows them and likes their music, so you must have good taste. :14:


    They were pretty big up here in Canada in their heyday. :23:
  • 09-25-2007, 12:03 AM
    dingus
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Lance B
    ... you must have good taste. :14:

    likewise.
  • 09-25-2007, 11:52 AM
    SlumpBuster
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bobsticks
    I'll tell ya what, take Slumpy's top ten discs and jayra's top ten albums, throw 'em up in the air and whatever ten hit the ground first are my picks...

    Hold it now! Wait just a minute! Don't ever put me in the same category as Jayra...


    he has much better musical taste than I do. :D
  • 09-25-2007, 12:52 PM
    Fred333
    I would have to say for my tastes a good album to have would be the Counting Crows first disc. You can listen to the whole thing with out forwarding any of them.
  • 09-25-2007, 06:42 PM
    bobsticks
    Social D, baby
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by SlumpBuster
    Hold it now! Wait just a minute! Don't ever put me in the same category as Jayra...


    he has much better musical taste than I do. :D

    Yeah, but as the resident musical dilettente I respect and admire his good taste while wallowingly embracing your bad taste. Not since our dear, departed Dusty Chalk has anyone accumulated such a useless and affected cornucopia of musical nonsense as I ;)
  • 09-25-2007, 09:51 PM
    Lance B
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by dingus
    likewise.

    I shouls have realised from your signature photo!
  • 09-07-2009, 07:08 AM
    bobsticks
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bobsticks
    MUST HAVE...for what or whom?...and including how many categories of music?

    Seems a little like asking an astrophysicist what his favorite ten meteorites are. I'll tell ya what, take Slumpy's top ten discs and jayra's top ten albums, throw 'em up in the air and whatever ten hit the ground first are my picks...

    Two years later I stand by this...and I like Feanor's jazz list too...

    Violator?!...meh, toolboy couldn't even choose the best album by that band much less a top ten must-have...
  • 09-07-2009, 11:02 AM
    Rudy Gireyev
    OK since Bob resurrected this thread. :)
    1. Vicente Amigo - Ciudad De Las Ideas
    2. Vicente Amigo - Poeta
    3. Vicente Amigo - Un Momento En El Sonido
    4. Vicente Amigo - Vivencias Imaginadas
    5. Vicente Amigo - De Mi Corazon Al Aire
    6. Vicente Amigo has also just released Paseo De Gracia although I have not heard it yet, I somehow am sure it will find a spot in my top 6.

    7 - 10 Hundreds if not thousands of works of musical art, and none of them have ever been played on top 40 radio. :mad2: :thumbsup: :eek: :cool:

    Rudy
  • 09-07-2009, 11:26 AM
    bobsticks
    I love "Ciudad De Las Ideas"...awesome rec...
  • 09-07-2009, 12:24 PM
    RGA
    Great lists - gives me some ideas to go check out next time in my local record shop.

    Glad to see Jackson Browne make someone's list. He's probably my favorite most listenable and most replayed out of the make vocalist/rock guys I have.

    I highly recommend his Acoustic Vol 1&2 albums - excellent recordings to boot. But it is just him with the piano and guitar. I find them immensely replayable.