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Of Your Top Five Albums of All Time, Which Are Not By The Beatles?
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I did mine in picture form, so you have to guess the album.

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I'll have another go at this to see how much my choice has changed.

Cold Spring Harbor - Billy Joel

When The World Was Young - Terry Draper

Red - Taylor Swift

Hope - Klaatu

Hotel California - Eagles

The Beatles - The Beatles

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@WeepingAtlasCedars said

Here's the new list, which I will probably not change ever again john-lennon-salute_gif

That's a bold claim, SweepyCedars. I'll wager you will change that list as time goes on (and perhaps add more Pink Floyd? a-hard-days-night-george-10

I know I said 

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   

but I might take that back. 

So, excluding everything by the Beatles and affiliated solo/band acts (which makes it much easier -- can't imagine trying to wrangle between Abbey Road and DSOTM a-hard-days-night-ringo-14): 

Pink Floyd: 

1 & 2: The Dark Side Of The Moon and Wish You Were Here (Can't make one come out on top, love them both too mucha-hard-days-night-paul-10)

3. Atom Heart Mother  (Yes. Really.a-hard-days-night-ringo-15

4. The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn 

And then, finally, 

5. Black Holes And Revelations - Muse 

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I'll do one per band and keep them all from the 60's, the decade that I grew up in (this is a fairly hard list to do considering I mostly got just the singles and rarely got the albums):

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@HMBeatlesfan said
I did mine in picture form, so you have to guess the album.

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I just love this. beatlemaniacs_02_gifheartheartheart

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It's interesting how favorites change over time. For me, they seem to change very quickly. It might be easier to do a top 100 favorite albums list.

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I just love this. beatlemaniacs_02_gifheartheartheart  

A lot of people I know prefer The Wall, but I prefer this album due to The Wall being the length of a movie and just not as good sounding. If you really like Pink Floyd, you should try The Dark Side Of Oz, which takes a stupid kids movie and replaces the soundtrack with good music. If you like them so much, I dare you to name the song being played in the picture.

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As for a lot of you, my "exact" top 5 is always changing...but these five have all hovered in my Top 37-or-so for at least 25 years each, so let's call 'em top five (for now):

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@HMBeatlesfan said

A lot of people I know prefer The Wall, but I prefer this album due to The Wall being the length of a movie and just not as good sounding.

I was talking about the drawing specifically, as it goes without saying I love the album. a-hard-days-night-john-1

I don't like The Wall that much... it seems self-indulgent and just doesn't sound as nice to my ears. And yes, it is a bit long. 

If you really like Pink Floyd, you should try The Dark Side Of Oz, which takes a stupid kids movie and replaces the soundtrack with good music.

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If you like them so much, I dare you to name the song being played in the picture.  

Considering the presence of session saxophonist Dick Parry, it's either 'Money' or 'Us And Them'. 

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If you need help determining what song that is, notice how Richard Wright is playing a Wurlitzer electric piano.

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Ahhh, electric piano with a wah pedal, quite so; 'Money', then. Thanks for the hint. a-hard-days-night-george-10

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Ask me tomorrow and you'll get a completely different answer...

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Billy Joel - The Stranger

Bob Dylan - The Times They Are A-Changin'

Ice Cube - The Predator

Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon

Taylor Swift - Red

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@HMBeatlesfan said

 If you like them so much, I dare you to name the song being played in the picture.  

Also, why are you trying to get me to prove my love of Pink Floyd by asking me a trivia question? I could know nothing about the people behind the music or even technicalities of the music itself and still love it to pieces. Especially with Pink Floyd, who have traditionally been seen as rather an enigma for the sake of artistic purity*. 

It just so happens that I do know a good deal about them, but that's quite secondary to my honest appreciation for the music alone. 

 

*More likely they didn't care to be public personalities. They weren't rock stars, they were musicians. 

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@Beatlebug  said

Also, why are you trying to get me to prove my love of Pink Floyd by asking me a trivia question? I could know nothing about the people behind the music or even technicalities of the music itself and still love it to pieces. Especially with Pink Floyd, who have traditionally been seen as rather an enigma for the sake of artistic purity*. 

It just so happens that I do know a good deal about them, but that's quite secondary to my honest appreciation for the music alone. 

 

*More likely they didn't care to be public personalities. They weren't rock stars, they were musicians.   

I've got a good friend that I turned onto Pink Floyd, and while he knows close to nothing about the band and its history, he's listened to the catalogue a good 300 times. 

I respect a man who likes music for music, not history. 

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@sir walter raleigh said

I've got a good friend that I turned onto Pink Floyd, and while he knows close to nothing about the band and its history, he's listened to the catalogue a good 300 times. 

I respect a man who likes music for music, not history.   

As do I... unfortunately, I never can seem to separate the music from the musicians. I suppose it's partly being a musician myself, I like to know the hows and wherefores of what I'm listening to, and it often increases my appreciation. 

I think the point I was trying to make was, HMBeatlesfan's question didn't have anything to do with how much I like the Floyd -- it was how much I know about the Floyd, and the phraseology made it sound as though he implied that the two went hand in hand, when they don't necessarily. 

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I think knowing history adds layers to listening. Its true of The Beatles, Beach Boys , Pink Floyd, Bob Dylan, and many others. After reading books, articles and interviews I have a much richer appreciation for the albums. But music should always be at the core of fandom. 

If you were to teach a class on a band, would it be based on their music theory, or their history?

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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 All the great psychedelic rock groups of the late 60s / early 70s . I would teach about the music theory side though, and not so much about the history or drugs.

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I don't think I've ever been turned on to a band or artist because of their history. Whilst that may be an interesting aspect if the music does not appeal then there is not much to hold on to for me. I adore Emmylou Harris but there are very few books out there on her and it's even worse with Kendall Payne.

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Oh God I can't do a Top 5 because they're all in different categories so I'll do most listened to albums:

 

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Narrowly missing out:

'Blonde on Blonde'- Dylan, 'Electric Ladyland'- Hendrix and 'Blue'- Joni Mitchell 

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