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Of Your Top Five Albums of All Time, Which Are Not By The Beatles?
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For me Pet Sounds is the only non Beatles album to crack my top 5. Is it biased, or just true? My top 5:

Revolver

The Beatles

Abbey Road

Pet Sounds

Rubber Soul

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You just set the rules and then broke them. That's like saying bananas are your favorite non-banana food.

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For me Pet Sounds is the only non Beatles album to crack my top 5. Is it biased, or just true? My top 5:

Revolver

The Beatles

Abbey Road

Pet Sounds

Rubber Soul   

Definitely biased... I'd have The Dark Side Of The Moon in my top five, along with a lot of other Pink Floyd and Beatles albums; I'm definitely biased as well. a-hard-days-night-paul-10 
 

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The White Album is my #1 album, and Abbey Road , Help !, and Rubber Soul are also in the top 15 or so.  But I did read the thread title, so I'll exclude all Beatles albums (and solo Beatles).  I will also pick only one album per band.

1. Tusk- Fleetwood Mac- Though it is their least accessible studio album (besides maybe Future Games), it is my favorite because all 20 songs have a totally different feel- both lyrically and audibly.  Like the White Album , it's very disjointed and uneven, but that somehow makes it more satisfying for me.  Also, it is pretty much my go to album whenever I feel upset.

2. A Night At The Opera- Queen- I very, very nearly chose Queen II, as that album is also amazing, but I instead chose this one.  The album starts perfectly with the baroque-y piano intro of Death On Two Legs, has a bunch of great songs in between, and ends beautifully with a guitar arrangement of God Save The Queen.

3. Bringing It All Back Home- Bob Dylan- My first Dylan album, and my favorite!  Side 1 is great to rock out to, and has some hilarious lyrics.  While Side 2 has 4 outstanding acoustic songs.

4. Aqualung- Jethro Tull- Has a nice mix of acoustic and electric songs, and is satisfying throughout.  Great songs, great lyrics, great playing.

5. L.A. Woman - The Doors- The Doors' final album with Jim Morrison is also their best in my opinion, and certainly the bluesiest.  The title track, Love Her Madly, and Riders On The Storm are obvious highlights, but I also really like L'America and Hyacinth House.

 

Honourable Mentions include:

Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots- The Flaming Lips

Houses Of The Holy- Led Zeppelin

Fragile- Yes

Animals- Pink Floyd

Summerteeth- Wilco

In The Court Of The Crimson King- King Crimson

Hunky Dory- David Bowie

Are You Experienced (US Version)- The Jimi Hendrix Experiene

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1. The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, by Genesis

2. Dots and Loops, by Stereolab

3. Pornography, by The Cure

4. How Great Thou Art, by Elvis Presley

5. Victorialand, by Cocteau Twins

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Without putting too much thought into it and in no particular order:

Leftoverture - Kansas
The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars - David Bowie
The Allman Brothers Band - The Allman Brothers Band

American Beauty - Grateful Dead

 
The Last Waltz - The Band

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limitlessundyinglove said

Hunky Dory- David Bowie

Good album.

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Honky Chateau - Elton John.

In Colour - Cheap Trick

Tea For The Tillerman - Cat Stevens

Headquarters - The Monkees

A Question Of Balance - The Moody Blues

I'm excluding so many great albums. ahdn_paul_01

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Whoooo this is tough. Good question! Let's see...

 

1. Hunky Dory - David Bowie

2. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin

3. Blonde on Blonde - Bob Dylan

4. Nevermind - Nirvana

5. A Night At The Opera - Queen

Some "runners up":

Pet Sounds - The Beach Boys

Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd

London Calling - The Clash

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John

Who's Next - The Who

After The Gold Rush - Neil Young

The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars - David Bowie

Cheap Thrills - Big Brother and the Holding Company

Are You Experienced? - The Jimi Hendrix Experience

Strange Days - The Doors

Led Zeppelin - IV

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I don't listen to enough music that isn't thebeatlesandorpinkfloyd to properly answer this question... it'd be my top 5 PF albums. ahdn_paul_01 

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Oooo, this is gonna be hard, but I'm gonna give it a shot (in no particular order):

A Night At The Opera - Queen

Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn, and Jones Ltd - The Monkees

Close To You - The Carpenters

Innuendo - Queen

The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders from Mars - David Bowie

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This was an unbelievably difficult decision for me to make, and though this list is most definitely subject to change, here they are in no particular order (also, bear in mind that I hadn't a clue which remaining Led Zeppelin album to put in the final spot, so I choose the one I did pretty much for the heck of itahdn_george_08):

Pink Floyd - The Wall

Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV

Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy

Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti

Led Zeppelin - Presence

 

Runner-ups: All the rest of the Led Zeppelin albums.  a-hard-days-night-george-9heart

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I'm not even going 2 attempt 2 answer this. My answer 2 this sort of question changes so often that I May answer completely differently next week. I'LL leave these ranking type things 2 rolling Stone.

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My top five would have to be:  

Turnstiles - Billy Joel

Scarecrow - John Mellencamp

Red - Taylor Swift

Hope - Klaatu (Even though they were mistaken for the Beatles)

Hotel California - Eagles

...In no specific order

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sir walter raleigh said

My top 5:

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The Beatles

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"The Beatles" is my favorite album ever!!!!!!

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Expert Textpert said
You just set the rules and then broke them. That's like saying bananas are your favorite non-banana food.  

@Expert Textpert 

I meant to put a question mark at the end.

"Which of your top five albums are not beatles albums?" As you can see from my list most of mine are so I wanted opinions on whether or not it seemed biased. 

I see the confusion but i could not figure out how to change the post on mobile. With or without the question mark there are still good repsonses. 

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WeepingAtlasCedars said with little thought for the last choice
This was an unbelievably difficult decision for me to make, and though this list is most definitely subject to change, here they are in no particular order (also, bear in mind that I hadn't a clue which remaining Led Zeppelin album to put in the final spot, so I choose the one I did pretty much for the heck of itahdn_george_08):

Pink Floyd - The Wall

Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV

Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy

Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti

Led Zeppelin - Presence

 

Runner-ups: All the rest of the Led Zeppelin albums.  a-hard-days-night-george-9heart  

I'm just going to make one change, if that's alright (sorry ahdn_paul_01).

I've decided to replace Presence with Led Zeppelin II because I've finally thought it out. ahdn_george_08 Here's the new list, which I will probably not change ever again john-lennon-salute_gif:

Pink Floyd - The Wall

Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV

Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy

Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti

Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II

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Zep II is one of my favorites. Good change. Heartbreaker into Livin Lovin Maid is one of my favorite rock transitions

And I'll make a top five with no beatles albums because my foolish grammar mistake made me look like and idiot wiyh my original list. 

Pet Sounds

The Dark Side Of The Moon

Graceland

Quadrophenia

SMiLE

 

All Things Must Pass and ram would make the list but I will count them as Beatle records. 

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Re-doing this.

1. Middle Of Nowhere - Hanson.
2. From Genesis To Revelation - Genesis.
3. Houses Of The Holy - Led Zeppelin.
4. Relics - Pink Floyd.
5. Ride The Lightning - Metallica.

Ones that didn't quite make it:
BeeGees First - BeeGees.
Paranoid - Black Sabbath.
Thick As A Brick - Jethro Tull.
Get The Knack - The Knack.
Forever Changes - Love
The Who Sell Out - The Who.

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Albums in my top 5 this week in no specific order:

Electric Ladyland - Jimi Hendrix

Red - King Crimson

Freeze Frame - Godley & Creme

Fear Of Music - Talking Heads

Lenny Kravitz - Mama Said

 

Edit: removed a Beatles album because it is by the Beatles like the title says.

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