• 01-08-2009, 01:54 PM
    Sugar Beats
    Greatest Album in Rock History...
    Based on excellence, sustainabilty, context, and how does is stand up? I mean is it worth listening to the whole thing? :15:

    Some that come to mind:

    At Folsom Prison ~ Johnny Cash

    Black in Black ~ AC/DC

    London Calling ~ The Clash

    Apetite for Destruction ~ Guns n Roses

    Honorable mentions to:

    Rumors ~ Fleetwood Mac

    Pearl Jam ~ Ten

    The Pretenders, Areosmith, Van Halen and
    of course Pink Floyd & Hendrix ~ before my time.

    Dylan might be big for some people... I just don't get him, I can barely understand a word the man says. :confused:
  • 01-08-2009, 02:28 PM
    Auricauricle
    Without doubt, without debate: Dark Side of the Moon.
  • 01-08-2009, 02:52 PM
    dean_martin
    An album that epitomizes rock 'n roll, its roots and influences, and where it would go from there is the Rolling Stones' "Beggar's Banquet". It is rock 'n roll from start to finish.
  • 01-08-2009, 03:49 PM
    Finch Platte
    Hmmm, over at Obner, they're talking about this being the best live album evar.

    Words cannot describe -- cannot contain -- the performance captured on Live at the Star Club, Hamburg, an album that contains the very essence of rock & roll....Who knows why this was a night where everything exploded for Jerry Lee Lewis? It sounds like all of his rage at not being the accepted king of rock & roll surfaced that night, but that probably wasn't a conscious decision on his part -- maybe the stars were aligned right, or perhaps he just was in a particularly nasty mood. Or maybe this is the way he sounded on an average night in 1964.

    In any case, Live at the Star Club is extraordinary -- the purest, hardest rock & roll ever committed to record.


    http://dkpresents.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/44897.jpg

    Judge for yerself.

    fp

    Note: The word 'this' is a link, in case you can't see it.
  • 01-08-2009, 04:02 PM
    Stone
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Auricauricle
    Without doubt, without debate: Dark Side of the Moon.

    Not in my top 2000.
  • 01-08-2009, 04:45 PM
    02audionoob
    Led Zeppelin II
  • 01-08-2009, 05:20 PM
    Jack in Wilmington
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by 02audionoob
    Led Zeppelin II

    There's the first one that I can agree with.

    I don't know if anybody caught Sound and Vision's Top 50, but it had more holes in it than a box of Cheerios.

    I'll give you maybe 2 Stones albums, but that starts with "Let it Bleed"

    And "Dark Side of the Moon"? that's not even Pink Floyd's best album.

    And C'mon SB, when did Johnny Cash become Rock.
  • 01-08-2009, 05:55 PM
    Sugar Beats
    I don't think I'm the only one that considers that album rock. He's awesome on that, start to finish.
  • 01-08-2009, 05:56 PM
    Luvin Da Blues
    As these posts are showing, there is no such thing as "one" (or even 100) greatest album when your talking about such a subjective topic.

    Myself, even the top 100 is constantly changing as I and my tastes get more IMHO, "mature".
  • 01-08-2009, 07:37 PM
    Swish
    Well said and very true.
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Luvin Da Blues
    As these posts are showing, there is no such thing as "one" (or even 100) greatest album when your talking about such a subjective topic.

    Myself, even the top 100 is constantly changing as I and my tastes get more IMHO, "mature".

    I could make a list of 100 records that are my favorites, but picking one that is 'the best' is impossible for me. That's like telling you my favorite food.
  • 01-08-2009, 07:39 PM
    Swish
    Rockabilly maybe.
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Sugar Beats
    I don't think I'm the only one that considers that album rock. He's awesome on that, start to finish.

    No way rock. Sorry.
  • 01-08-2009, 07:58 PM
    dingus
    any album from Steely Dan
  • 01-08-2009, 08:38 PM
    dean_martin
    well sugar, I think you've exposed one of the greatest fears around here: to step up and pick something. "Oh no! That's too hard for me, but your pick sux."

    I'm callin' you regs out. Stop whining and pick something. Hang your critic's hat on one of SB's parameters for greatest (not favorite) and say whatever pops into your pointy head.
  • 01-08-2009, 09:11 PM
    RoadRunner6
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by dean_martin
    An album that epitomizes rock 'n roll, its roots and influences, and where it would go from there is the Rolling Stones' "Beggar's Banquet". It is rock 'n roll from start to finish.

    Oh, GREAT choice! Sympathy for the Devel is one of the finest rock and roll songs ever. I also have to put the Stones Let It Bleed Album up there at the top also.

    RR6
  • 01-08-2009, 09:20 PM
    RoadRunner6
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Sugar Beats

    At Folsom Prison ~ Johnny Cash

    Black in Black ~ AC/DC

    Dylan might be big for some people... I just don't get him, I can barely understand a word the man says. :confused:

    AC/DC and Johnny Cash in the same genre?

    If you can't understand Dylan maybe you should listen to his Nashville Skyline album, specifically Dylan and Cash singing Girl from the North Country. BTW, this is a great album.

    RR6
  • 01-08-2009, 10:07 PM
    RoadRunner6
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Finch Platte
    Live at the Star Club, Hamburg, Jerry Lee Lewis -- the purest, hardest rock & roll ever committed to record

    Oh yes! OH YES!

    Only four post into this thread and Finch Platte has brought up from the past one of the greatest Rock and Roll performers ever. Jerry Lee Lewis would have been at the top of the class if not for some unfortunate choices in marrying his very young cousin. That put the skids on his career. This is "Rock and Roll." at it greatest.

    Of course I have to mention the greatest pop/rock group of all time, The Beatles. There are a number of choices and it is almost impossible to decide. So I'll list three of my favorites:

    ... A Hard Day's Night

    ... Help

    ... Abbey Road

    Sugar Beats listed her criteria as: "Based on excellence, sustainabilty, context."

    100 years from now no one will even know the name Pearl Jam. However, many, many of the songs that McCartney and Lennon wrote will still be covered by different types of musical groups from classical to jazz to pop/rock. These two prolific songwriters wrote song after song after song that have lasting memorable melodies, the true test of time.

    RR6
  • 01-08-2009, 10:31 PM
    dean_martin
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by RoadRunner6
    Oh, GREAT choice! Sympathy for the Devel is one of the finest rock and roll songs ever. I also have to put the Stones Let It Bleed Album up there at the top also.

    RR6

    If someone who had never heard rock 'n roll asked me to recommend one album that best exemplifies rock 'n roll, I'd suggest Beggars Banquet because it has all the pieces that became rock - country, blues and gospel, and then balls-to-the-walls rockers like Stray Cat Blues. And like all great albums it has at least one transcendent track like Sympathy for the Devil.

    But most of all, it's an unpretentious celebration of the proletariat class. Side 2 is the perfect everyman side: Street Fighting Man, Prodigal Son, Stray Cat Blues, Factory Girl, Salt of the Earth. It's the 1969 Plymouth Road Runner of music.
  • 01-09-2009, 05:16 AM
    Rich-n-Texas
    I'd say the #1 rock album of all time is Led Zeppelin's 4th album. I have the album which I purchased when it was released, had the 8 track and now have the CD. Just so happens that the #1 most popular Rock-n-Roll song of all time is Stairway to Heaven.
  • 01-09-2009, 06:29 AM
    Ex Lion Tamer
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by dean_martin
    well sugar, I think you've exposed one of the greatest fears around here: to step up and pick something. "Oh no! That's too hard for me, but your pick sux."

    I'm callin' you regs out. Stop whining and pick something. Hang your critic's hat on one of SB's parameters for greatest (not favorite) and say whatever pops into your pointy head.

    I'll pick-up that gauntlet...

    London Calling

    Beggars Banquet is also a very good pick and one I considered, but in the end LC is the one.
  • 01-09-2009, 06:37 AM
    Stone
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by dean_martin
    well sugar, I think you've exposed one of the greatest fears around here: to step up and pick something. "Oh no! That's too hard for me, but your pick sux."

    I'm callin' you regs out. Stop whining and pick something. Hang your critic's hat on one of SB's parameters for greatest (not favorite) and say whatever pops into your pointy head.

    1. The Kinks - Are the Village Green Preservation Society
    2. The Beatles - Revolver
    3. The Clash - London Calling
    4. The Beatles - Rubber Soul
    5. Bob Dylan - Blood on the Tracks
    6. Bob Marley & The Wailers - African Herbsman
    7. Love - Forever Changes
    8. Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables
    9. Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited
    10. The Jesus and Mary Chain - Psychocandy
    11. Suicidal Tendencies - Suicidal Tendencies
    12. Ramones - Leave Home
    13. The Kinks - Lola vs. Powerman and the Moneygoround
    14. Minutemen - Double Nickels on the Dime
    15. The Modern Lovers - The Modern Lovers
    16. Toots & the Maytals - Funky Kingston
    17. Wire - Pink Flag
    18. Big Star - Radio City
    19. The Clash - The Clash
    20. Bob Dylan - John Wesley Harding
    21. Gang of Four - Entertainment!
    22. Husker Du - New Day Rising
    23. Bob Marley & the Wailers - Catch a Fire
    24. Ramones - Ramones
    25. Jane's Addiction - Nothing's Shocking
    26. Bob Dylan - Blonde on Blonde
    27. Elvis Costello - This Years Model
    28. Black Flag - Damaged
    29. Buzzcocks - Singles Going Steady
    30. Johnny Cash - At Folsom Prison
    31. The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead
    32. Van Morrison - Astral Weeks
    33. The Stooges - Fun House
    34. Talking Heads - Remain In Light
    35. Misfits - Walk Among Us
    36. Pixies - Doolittle
    37. Violent Femmes - Hallowed Ground
    38. Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels On a Gravel Road
    39. The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
    40. Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique
    41. Fugazi - Repeater
    42. Ramones - Rocket To Russia
    43. Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes
    44. The Connells - Boylan Heights
    45. Hoodoo Gurus - Stoneage Romeos
    46. Fugazi - 13 Songs
    47. Bob Dylan - Bringing It All Back Home
    48. Sex Pistols - Never Mind the Bollocks
    49. Big Star - #1 Record
    50. The Beatles - Abbey Road
    51. Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
    52. Bob Dylan - Another Side of Bob Dylan
    53. The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses
    54. The Zombies - Odessey & Oracle
    55. Pavement - Slanted and Enchanted
    56. Prince - Sign 'O' the Times
    57. Big Star - Third/Sister Lovers
    58. The Kinks - Arthur or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire
    59. The Cure - The Head On the Door
    60. The Beatles - The Beatles (White Album)
    61. Dismemberment Plan - Emergency & I
    62. The Flaming Lips - The Soft Bulletin
    63. Bedhead - WhatFunLifeWas
    64. Van Morrison - Moondance
    65. Black Sabbath - Paranoid
    66. The Smiths - Meat Is Murder
    67. Billy Bragg - Life's a Riot With Spy vs. Spy
    68. James Brown - Live at the Apollo, 1962
    69. The Kinks - Something Else By The Kinks
    70. Otis Redding - Otis Blue
    71. The Replacements - Pleased To Meet Me
    72. The Clash - Give 'em Enough Rope
    73. Circle Jerks - Group Sex
    74. Marshall Crenshaw - Marshall Crenshaw
    75. Devo - Q: Are We Not Men?
    76. The Feelies - Only Life
    77. X - Los Angeles
    78. Wire - 154
    79. Manu Chao - Clandestino
    80. Front 242 - Front By Front
    81. Descendents - Milo Goes To College
    82. XTC - Drums and Wires
    83. The Jesus and Mary Chain - Darklands
    84. Bob Marley & the Wailers - Burnin�
    85. Van Morrison - Veedon Fleece
    86. NoMeansNo - Wrong
    87. Buck Owens and His Buckaroos - Live at Carnegie Hall
    88. Rank and File - Sundown
    89. Refused - The Shape of Punk To Come
    90. The Replacements - Tim
    91. The Saints - (I'm) Stranded
    92. Simon & Garfunkel - Bookends
    93. The Go-Betweens - 16 Lovers Lane
    94. Buddy Holly - The "Chirping" Crickets
    95. The Stooges - Raw Power
    96. Caetano Veloso - Caetano Veloso (1967)
    97. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground & Nico
    98. Love - da capo
    99. Wire - Chairs Missing
    100. The Celibate Rifles - The Turgid Miasma of Existence
  • 01-09-2009, 06:42 AM
    Luvin Da Blues
    Stone, I see you have the Bobs covered (Dylan & Marley). :thumbsup:
  • 01-09-2009, 06:53 AM
    GMichael
    It's hard to argue with the success of albums like Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon, The Beatle's White album or The Eagle's Hotel California, but song for song I'd like to put my vote in for Boston's first album. Every song was a hit.
  • 01-09-2009, 06:57 AM
    Sugar Beats
    Jeez! A girl tries to start a thread, what can I say, I like to have options. (what woman doesn't?)
    If I had to pick a fav... It would either be Back in Black or London Calling.
  • 01-09-2009, 06:59 AM
    Luvin Da Blues
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Sugar Beats
    Dylan might be big for some people... I just don't get him, I can barely understand a word the man says. :confused:

    I can understand this with some of his tunes but the man is one of the top critically acclaimed songsters of all time. I challenge you to have a deeper listen (Tangled Up In Blue, Workingman's Blues #2, Buckets Of Rain, etc,.etc). If your interested, I could sent you a comp of, IMO, his better written, performed and recorded material.
  • 01-09-2009, 07:03 AM
    Sugar Beats
    I guess I'm always up for a challenge. Maybe inbetween the kids, the movie I am going to and the reg. weekend stuff, I'll take a listen... And then I'll let you know. I've just never liked him.