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Of Your Top Five Albums of All Time, Which Are Not By The Beatles?
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My top five albums which are not by the Beatles, embedded in a general list of my favourite albums, are the bold ones:

1. Revolver

2. The Dark Side Of The Moon - Pink Floyd

3. The Beatles

4. Sgt Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club Band

5. Hotel California - Eagles

6. Rubber Soul

7. In Rainbows - Radiohead

8. Led Zeppelin IV -Led Zeppelin

9. Pet Sounds - The Beach Boys

10. Beatles For Sale

Honourable mentions: 

RAM - Paul McCartney

Alladin Sane - David Bowie

In The Court Of The Crimson King - King Crimson

All Things Must Pass - George Harrison

John Lennon /Plastic Ono Band - John Lennon

Houses Of The Holy - Led Zeppelin

Lonerism - Tame Impala

The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway - Genesis

Tell Me I'm Pretty - Cage The Elephant 

OK Computer - Radiohead

And every Beatles album in the universe of course!

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Ooh I love A Lad Insane

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Ooh I love A Lad Insane  

It has some amazing piano work on it, hasn't it? Have you played Alladin Sane or Lady Grinning Soul once?

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22 July 2017
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Martha said

It has some amazing piano work on it, hasn't it? Have you played Alladin Sane or Lady Grinning Soul once?  

Alladin Sane I have attempted but it's almost unmemorizable because of how irratic and crazy it is. 

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I love your idea @Martha of listing your favorite albums, Beatles or not, and then bolding the ones that aren't, so i'll do that myself.

1. The Beatles (The Beatles, 1968, Rock)

Highlights:

Dear Prudence

While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Happiness Is A Warm Gun

Birthday

Helter Skelter

Savoy Truffle

2. Sgt. Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club Band (The Beatles, 1967, Psychedelic Rock)

Highlights:

Sgt. Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Fixing A Hole

Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite

Good Morning Good Morning /Sgt. Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)/A Day In The Life

3/1. A Night At The Opera (Queen, 1975, Glam Rock)

Highlights:

Death On Two Legs (Dedicated To...)

Sweet Lady

The Prophet's Song/Love Of My Life

4. Abbey Road (The Beatles, 1969, Rock)

Highlights:

Come Together

Something

Maxwell's Silver Hammer

Abbey Road Medley (You Never Give Me Your Money through Her Majesty )

5/2. The Dark Side Of The Moon (Pink Floyd, 1973, Progressive Rock)

Highlights:

Breathe/On The Run/Time

Money

Brain Damage/Eclipse

6. Revolver (The Beatles, 1966, Psychedelic Rock)

Highlights:

I'm Only Sleeping

Good Day Sunshine

And Your Bird Can Sing

For No One

7/3. Boston (Boston, 1976, Rock)

Highlights:

Foreplay/Long Time

Rock And Roll Band

Smokin'

Something About You

8/4. Live Killers (Queen, 1979, Glam Rock)

Highlights:

We Will Rock You (Fast Version)

Let Me Entertain You

Live Medley (Death On Two Legs (Dedicated To...)/Killer Queen/Bicycle Race/I'm In Love With My Car)

Brighton Rock

Tie Your Mother Down

9. Rubber Soul (The Beatles, 1965, Folk Rock)

Highlights:

Nowhere Man

The Word

In My Life

Wait

10/5. Queen II (Queen, 1974, Progressive Rock)

Highlights:

Procession/Father To Son/White Queen (As It Began)

Ogre Battle/The Fairy Feller's Master Stroke

March Of The Black Queen

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Aside from the Beatles these are my 5 favourites in no particular order. I've bracketed my standout tracks.

I have lots of favourite albums and it's hard to compare them but these are ones that sprung to mind:

1. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground & Nico (Venus in Furs, All Tomorrow's Parties, Sunday Morning)

2. Radiohead - Kid A (Idioteque, How to Disappear Completely, Motion Picture Soundtrack)

3. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced (Manic Depression, May This Be Love, Fire)

4. Marvin Gaye - What's Going On (Whole Album)

5. Nick Drake - Five Leaves Left (River Man, Cello Song, Time Has Told Me)

Other favourites:

John Lennon - John Lennon /Plastic Ono Band

Beach Boys - Pet Sounds

Pink Floyd - The Dark Side of the Moon (but Wish You Were Here is not far behind)

David Bowie - The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust

Radiohead - In Rainbows and/or OK Computer

Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV

Jeff Buckley - Grace

Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures

The Strokes - Is This It

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Not including The Beatles or solo, and not in any particular order:

The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds - Baroque pop - (Wouldn't It Be Nice, God Only Knows, You Still Believe In Me)

Pink Floyd - The Dark Side Of The Moon - space rock - (Breathe, Time, Us And Them, Eclipse) 

The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses - Rock, Psychedelic, Britpop, Dance, jangle pop - (She Bangs The Drums, I Am The Resurrection, I Wanna Be Adored) 

The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead - Rock, alternative, jangle pop - (There Is A Light That Never Goes Out, I Know It's Over, Cemetery Gates) 

Smashing Pumpkins - Melon Collie And The Infinite Sadness - Rock + many others - (1979, Tonight Tonight, Jellybelly, Zero) 

The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground & Nico (Sunday Morning, All Tomorrow's Parties, Heroin) 

I originally had about 11 on here, but then I realised it was only 5. I couldn't get it down to less than 6. 

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Necko said
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.  

This made me extremely uncomfortable. 

“While I will admit to a certain cynicism, the fact is that I’m a naysayer and hatchet man in the fight against violence. I pride myself in taking a punch and I’ll gladly take another - because I choose to live my life in the company of Ghandi and King. My concerns are global. I reject absolutely revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love. I love you, Sheriff Truman.”

 

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@QuarryMan My Dads old band was on the same label (Black Records) as the Stone Roses when they released the Sally Cinnamon EP. He's told me some funny stories about how they used to just trash everything and cause havoc. I'd tell you the name of my dads band but they didn't become big so you'd probably struggle to find anything on them. 

Nice list by the way. I grew up on the likes of the Smiths, Pulp, Blur and the Stone Roses.

One of my favourite albums of this era is The La's. 

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That's so cool.

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We've been doing this thread all wrong, and probably to @sir walter raleigh's disappointment. We're supposed to list our top 5 albums of all time, and then say which ones aren't Beatles albums.

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William Shears Campbell said
We've been doing this thread all wrong, and probably to @sir walter raleigh's disappointment. We're supposed to list our top 5 albums of all time, and then say which ones aren't Beatles albums.  

That is right. I was wanting to see how many people have almost all or all of their top five albums by The Beatles. You're supposed to count Beatles albums on your list. I made the thread to see if its biased to have 4 of your top 5 be by The Beatles. 

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sir walter raleigh said

That is right. I was wanting to see how many people have almost all or all of their top five albums by The Beatles. You're supposed to count Beatles albums on your list. I made the thread to see if its biased to have 4 of your top 5 be by The Beatles.   

There have been a couple doing that though with their top 10. We just need to have people do it with their top 5.

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This made me extremely uncomfortable.   

Why?

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sir walter raleigh said

That is right. I was wanting to see how many people have almost all or all of their top five albums by The Beatles. You're supposed to count Beatles albums on your list. I made the thread to see if its biased to have 4 of your top 5 be by The Beatles.   

Thanks for explaining that, i was wondering why your first post contains so many albums by The Beatles despite the name of the title.

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sir walter raleigh said

Alladin Sane I have attempted but it's almost unmemorizable because of how irratic and crazy it is.   

Interesting  (to me) that the piano was TOTALLY influenced by Cecil Taylor and I included a CT album among my top five a page or two ago!

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Flyingbrians said
@QuarryMan My Dads old band was on the same label (Black Records) as the Stone Roses when they released the Sally Cinnamon EP. He's told me some funny stories about how they used to just trash everything and cause havoc. I'd tell you the name of my dads band but they didn't become big so you'd probably struggle to find anything on them. 

Nice list by the way. I grew up on the likes of the Smiths, Pulp, Blur and the Stone Roses.

One of my favourite albums of this era is The La's.   

Wow. That's very cool! I love the Sally cinnamon EP as well, I remember figuring out it was about lesbians and being mind blown. Never got into Pulp or Blur, but The Smiths, Oasis and The Stone Roses I adore, and There She Goes by The La's would be on my top 5 songs of all time. 

“While I will admit to a certain cynicism, the fact is that I’m a naysayer and hatchet man in the fight against violence. I pride myself in taking a punch and I’ll gladly take another - because I choose to live my life in the company of Ghandi and King. My concerns are global. I reject absolutely revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love. I love you, Sheriff Truman.”

 

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Necko said

Why?  

You typing '2' instead of 'to' or 'too'. 

“While I will admit to a certain cynicism, the fact is that I’m a naysayer and hatchet man in the fight against violence. I pride myself in taking a punch and I’ll gladly take another - because I choose to live my life in the company of Ghandi and King. My concerns are global. I reject absolutely revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love. I love you, Sheriff Truman.”

 

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^^Technically, he used it only instead of 'to' as there was no 'too' in that sentence.

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Interesting  (to me) that the piano was TOTALLY influenced by Cecil Taylor and I included a CT album among my top five a page or two ago!  

Thanks for mentioning this! You just got me hooked on 'Steps'.a-hard-days-night-george-9

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QuarryMan said

You typing '2' instead of 'to' or 'too'.   

That was during a period where my carpal tunnel syndrome was particularly severe, so I used voice recognition software to type. 

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