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Beatles Albums Among Your Other Favorites
21 May 2010
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Just curious to see where you all rank Beatles albums among all the stuff you listen to.  Here's my top twenty or so:

1.  Sgt. Pepper

2.  Abbey Road

3.  White Album

4.  Who's Next...the Who

5.  Every Picture Tells a Story...Rod Stewart

6.  London Calling...the Clash

7.  Moondance...Van Morrison

8.  Tommy...the Who

9.  Rubber Soul

10.  Revolver

11.  Sticky Fingers...the Rolling Stones

12.  The Pretenders...the Pretenders

13.  Blood on the Tracks...Bob Dylan

14.  Armed Forces...Elvis Costello & the Attractions

15.   Magical Mystery Tour

16.  The Wall...Pink Floyd

17.  Les Miserables...Original London Cast Recording

18.  Electric Ladyland...the Jimi Hendrix Experience

19.  Help!

20.  Hot Rocks...the Rolling Stones (this is cheating a bit...Hot Rocks is a greatest hits collection...but it's so damned good!)

 

I guess it's a bit telling that my list is dominated by British artists.  I think that's because the American record industry is so friggin' conservative and only wants to put out what is safe.

If I cheated some more with "greatest hits" collections like I did with #20, Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits would probably slide into the top ten.  Love that guy.

I could also list another 10 albums easily that could make my top 20 tomorrow if I sat down and compiled this list tomorrow.  And certainly more Beatles albums would make that list.

21 May 2010
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I guess it's a bit telling that my list is dominated by British artists.  I think that's because the American record industry is so friggin' conservative and only wants to put out what is safe.


 Hmm, I don't really follow your reasoning, but whatever!  Here's my personal Top 13 (or thereabouts)

1. MX-80 Sound - Hard Attack

2. Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Trout Mask Replica

3. The Velvet Underground & Nico

4. John Coltrane - Interstellar Space

5. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced? (USA & UK versions combined)

6. Led Zeppelin III

7. Sir Lord Baltimore - Kingdom Come

8. The Beatles - Revolver

9. Led Zeppelin (untitled)

10. Hampton Grease Band - Music To Eat

11. Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited

12. Motorhead - Ace of Spades

13. The Beatles - Sgt Pepper's..

 

That's how I rank 'em right now. Of course, much of this list (like Her Majesty) changes from day to day...

 

 

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21 May 2010
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This isn't related, but the best album of all time for me is Valleys of Neptune. It's just.... godly. I really don't know how to describe it. It's the same formula, just, more of it.

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22 May 2010
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This is a tough question but I'll give it a shot

1. The Beatles (White Album)

2. Dave Brubeck Quartet- Time Out

3. The Meters- The Meters

4. Elton John- Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

5. Rubber Soul

6. The Clash- London Calling

7. Bob Dylan- Blonde on Blonde

8. Steely Dan- Countdown to Ecstacy

9. Thelonious Monk- Straight, No Chaser

10. Funkadelic- One Nation Under A Groove

11. The Wild Tchoupitoulas- The Wild Tchoupitoulas

12. The Kinks- The Kinks are the Village Green Preservation Society

13. The Jimi Hendrix Experience- Axis: Bold As Love

14. The Band- Music From Big Pink

15. Revolver

16. The Strokes- Is This It?

17. Steely Dan- Can't Buy A Thrill

18. Abbey Road

19. The Who- Quadrophenia

20. Miles Davis- Kind of Blue

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22 May 2010
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Man.. I can't truly answer to this... because there are not many "complete" albums I like. That might be because when I was a teen there was no enough money at home to buy albums. I got them when it was Christmas or my birthday and it was hard, very hard to choose, besides I didn't have a room of my own to listen to the music. All that changed with walkmans.

 

I don't have a list of favorites but I can say the albums I listen to a lot :U2 : The Joshua Tree (a birthday present, I still have the LP), Achtung Baby, All that you can't leave behind, How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb. Tears for Fears : The Hurting, Songs from the Big Chair and Sowing the Seeds of Love, Police : Synchronicity, Julian Lennon : Help Yourself and Photograph Smile.. and a fantastic Mexican rock band named Caifanes, El Silencio and El Nervio del Volcan. well to be honest, no there's no other record I remember I enjoy listening to all. Maybe Queen Greatest Hits. But I can't rank the Beatles albums among these ones. I do have a lot of CDs from many many singers.. but to say a top ten
it's really hard for me. 

But if we talk about soundtracks..... I do have a top ten list.

Here comes the sun….. Scoobie-doobie…… Something in the way she moves…..attracts me like a cauliflower… Bop. Bop, cat bop. Go, Johnny, Go. Beware of Darkness…  I believe in SH...
22 May 2010
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Ugh, U2, the most overrated band in history.

Funny article about U2 (explicit content included): http://www.thebestpageintheuni.....?u=11worst

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22 May 2010
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Anything by the artists below and not necesarilly in any order…

Fountains of Wayne

Guster

Old 97s

Fastball

Badfinger

Owsley (rest in peace Will)

Mike Viola

The Rembrandts

The Semantics

W.A. Mozart

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22 May 2010
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Interesting picks!  There are some albums and artists on here that came close to making my list and some others that I'm completely unfamiliar with.  This gives some things I need to investigate.

Here are a few more that could make my list on any given day:

Let it Bleed...the Rolling Stones

Exile on Main Street...the Rolling Stones

Rumors...Fleetwood Mac

My Aim is True...Elvis Costello & the Attractions

Willie and the Poor Boys...Creedence Clearwater Revival

Blonde on Blonde...Bob Dylan

Quadrophenia...the Who

Please Please Me...Beatles

Let it Be...Beatles

Give 'em Enough Rope...the Clash

Uprising...Bob Marley and the Wailers

Damn the Torpedoes...Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

Greatest Hits...Janis Joplin

 

Two records that both used to be in my top ten but have completely fallen off my screen are by Bruce Sprinsteen and the E-Street Band:  Born to Run and Darkness on the Edge of Town.  I absolutely loved these records for a while, but I have no desire to hear them again.  Not the same test-of-time appeal as the records I love and still listen to.

 

22 May 2010
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MrBig said:

Ugh, U2, the most overrated band in history.

Funny article about U2 (explicit content included): http://www.thebestpageintheuni.....?u=11worst


 

LOL!! That was funny.

 

After reading your lists now I feel kind of ashamed for my very.. how to say it?? Plain tastes?? LOL!!

 

BTW I just love the name of that website. The Best Page in the Universe LOL!!

Here comes the sun….. Scoobie-doobie…… Something in the way she moves…..attracts me like a cauliflower… Bop. Bop, cat bop. Go, Johnny, Go. Beware of Darkness…  I believe in SH...
22 May 2010
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OK I guess I can post my list of favorite soundtracks. I love them a lot. Actually most of my CDs are music from movies.

 

1. Miklos Rozsa's Ben-Hur

2. Zbigniew Presnier's Three Colors Red.

3. Tom Tykwer, Reinhold Heil and Johnny Klimek's Run Lola Run, the Princess and the Warrior and Perfume : Story of a Murderer. I'm a huge fan of these 3 guys...

4. Ennio Morricone's The Mission

5. Ennio Morricone's The Good the Bad and The Ugly.

6. Clint Mansell's The Fountain.

7. Brian Tyler's Children of Dune.

8. Davis, Gordon and Tognetti's Master and Commander

9. Joe Hisaishi  Spirited Away (one of my all time favorite movies)

10. Vangelis Blade Runner.

 

Mhh I'm sure I'm leaving out many more. I don't know much about classical but I enjoy Tchaikovsky and Mozart a lot, and some baroque. One of my favorites is the Concert of Brandenburg. I also enjoy opera, but again, I don't listen to complete albums. Yeah, I know my knowldedge about rock is really terrible. I blame it to the Beatles: Had they done only one album, I would have had time in my teens years to explore more options.... a-hard-days-night-paul-11

Here comes the sun….. Scoobie-doobie…… Something in the way she moves…..attracts me like a cauliflower… Bop. Bop, cat bop. Go, Johnny, Go. Beware of Darkness…  I believe in SH...
22 May 2010
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Darn it! I posted twice again!! Sorry! I don't want to increase my number of posts!!

Here comes the sun….. Scoobie-doobie…… Something in the way she moves…..attracts me like a cauliflower… Bop. Bop, cat bop. Go, Johnny, Go. Beware of Darkness…  I believe in SH...
23 May 2010
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Umm, excuse me? WHERE IS THE SOUNDTRACK TO "A KNIGHTS TALE" AND STAR WARS???!?!?!?!?!?!blue-meanie

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23 May 2010
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MrBig said:

Umm, excuse me? WHERE IS THE SOUNDTRACK TO "A KNIGHTS TALE" AND STAR WARS???!?!?!?!?!?!blue-meanie


 

MrBig daz angry LOL!!

 

Star Wars… it's a classic. I remember dropping my jaw when Darth Vader told the truth to Luke. They were my favorite movies. But thanks to  Episodes 1 to 3 I felt so angry that it's been a while that I have checked them again (including the music). I was soo angry that I yelled 3 times at the screen during Episode 2, and I walked out before the ending of Episode 3. That angry I was. So I  love SW soundtrack, but I don't listen to it that much. Maybe it's time to check it again.

And a Knight's Tale.. cute soundtrack. Never got it. a-hard-days-night-paul-11

Here comes the sun….. Scoobie-doobie…… Something in the way she moves…..attracts me like a cauliflower… Bop. Bop, cat bop. Go, Johnny, Go. Beware of Darkness…  I believe in SH...
23 May 2010
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Now I think about it..... I guess that I don't like that much other albums or other singers because for me, it's hard to be better than The Beatles. That's why it's hard for me to choose another album. And that's why I love soundtracks. Instrumental music, very few artists. The only ones I can think of are Santo and Johnny (who did an awesome Beatles album) and Ottmar Liebert.

 

So for me it's like The Beatles and ... the rest. The second close can be U2, but I know this is blasfemy for some (I'm looking at you Mr.Big a-hard-days-night-john-3)

 

a-hard-days-night-ringo-10Just teasing...

Here comes the sun….. Scoobie-doobie…… Something in the way she moves…..attracts me like a cauliflower… Bop. Bop, cat bop. Go, Johnny, Go. Beware of Darkness…  I believe in SH...
23 May 2010
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MrBig said:

This isn't related, but the best album of all time for me is Valleys of Neptune. It's just.... godly. I really don't know how to describe it. It's the same formula, just, more of it.


 

That's Jimmi Hendrix right?? I'll check it out.

 

Yeah yeah I know.... blame my sisters. After The Beatles the only thing we listened at home was disco.

Here comes the sun….. Scoobie-doobie…… Something in the way she moves…..attracts me like a cauliflower… Bop. Bop, cat bop. Go, Johnny, Go. Beware of Darkness…  I believe in SH...
23 May 2010
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A lot of good music in this thread! Just a sampling, in no particular order:

1. Abbey Road

2. Rubber Soul

3. Let It Be - The Replacements ( I know you'll all do a double take with this one!)

4. Being There - Wilco

5. Who's Next - The Who

6. Sticky Fingers - Rolling Stones

7. Revolver

8. Yankee Hotel Foxtrot - Wilco

9. Houses of the Holy - Led Zeppelin

10. White Album

11. Tim - Replacements

12. Summerteeth - Wilco

13. Alien Lanes - Guided By Voices

14. Sgt. Pepper

I now declare this bridge open!
23 May 2010
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1. Revolver

2. Brothers and Sisters - The Allman Brothers Band

3. The Last Waltz - The Band 

4. Armed Forces - Elvis Costello

5. Mozart Was a Hack - Ludwig van Beethoven

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23 May 2010
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Zig said:

 

5. Mozart Was a Hack - Ludwig van Beethoven


 

Me wants to hear that album. a-hard-days-night-john-3

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23 May 2010
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@ sevenlevels - the replacements... nice!

 

I have two favorite albums:

Green Day - "Dookie"

The Beatles - "Rubber Soul"

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mithveaen said:

Now I think about it..... I guess that I don't like that much other albums or other singers because for me, it's hard to be better than The Beatles. That's why it's hard for me to choose another album. And that's why I love soundtracks. Instrumental music, very few artists. The only ones I can think of are Santo and Johnny (who did an awesome Beatles album) and Ottmar Liebert.

 

So for me it's like The Beatles and ... the rest. The second close can be U2, but I know this is blasfemy for some (I'm looking at you Mr.Big a-hard-days-night-john-3)

 

a-hard-days-night-ringo-10Just teasing...


 

What are you talking about? U2 rules!

 

Favourite albums (in no specific order):

 

* London Calling - The Clash

* Artaud - Pescado Rabioso

* The Dark side of the Moon - Pink Floyd

* Loco Live - The Ramones

* Hard Rock Cafe/Morrison Hotel - The Doors

* Odelay - Beck

* El Leon / Los Fabulosos Cadillacs

* Metallica (Black Album) - Metallica

* The Beatles (White Album) - The Beatles

* Document - R.E.M.

* The Joshua Tree - U2

* Unplugged in New York - Nirvana

* Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band - The Beatles

* Oktubre - Patricio Rey y sus Redonditos de Ricota

* A Saucerful of Secrets - Pink Floyd

* Marquee Moon - Television

* Acariciando lo aspero - Divididos

* Debut - Bjork

* Revolver - The Beatles

* Dune - L'Arc-en-Ciel

* Cancion Animal - Soda Stereo

* Blonde on Blonde - Bob Dylan

* Elephant - The White Stripes

* De-Loused in the Comatorium - The Mars Volta

* Automatic for the people - R.E.M.

* Green River - Creedence Clearwater Revival

* Achtung Baby - U2

* Grandes éxitos - Mano Negra

* L.A.Woman- The Doors

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