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Title: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: Andrew1911 on January 11, 2007, 02:06:31 PM
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David Bowie's Low is perhaps the greatest achievement any musician can ever hope to achieve. It's the most groundbreaking album of all time, in my humble opinion. Back in the day, it wasn't as well recieved as it is now. People thought it took too much of a left turn. Thanks to age, Low is now considered by some (Hey, I'm part of them!) to be Bowie's best album. The songs on Low have to be heard to be believed. Always Crashing In The Same Car has Bowie singing with a very subdued voice. It's a very quiet, tragic song. It has a haunting melody. I love it.

Be My Wife is Low's most accessible song. That's not taking a crack at it, however. Be My Wife is still an excellent song. A New Career In A New Town has a great country-western/sci-fi tone to it. It's a good song. Sound and Vision is a masterpiece. It isn't Low's masterpiece, however. Sound and Vision is an incredible song. That memorable little guitar move about 40 seconds is magnificant. Bowie's overlapping lyrics fit right in with the song. The best song on Low and arguably, Bowie's greatest song, is Speed of Life. It has no lyrics but, my God... Those beautiful sounds... It's like swimming in the ocean... It's Low's masterpiece.
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: BBQ Platypus on January 11, 2007, 02:13:45 PM
Excuse me, but I believe we already have a thread about the greatest album of all time.

http://www.rifftrax.com/smf/index.php?topic=1427.0 (http://www.rifftrax.com/smf/index.php?topic=1427.0)

;D :P
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: Andrew1911 on January 11, 2007, 02:21:35 PM
Excuse me, but I believe we already have a thread about the greatest album of all time.

http://www.rifftrax.com/smf/index.php?topic=1427.0 (http://www.rifftrax.com/smf/index.php?topic=1427.0)

;D :P

Filthy, filthy, horrible, slime encrusted lies.
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: BBQ Platypus on January 11, 2007, 02:28:04 PM
Excuse me, but I believe we already have a thread about the greatest album of all time.

http://www.rifftrax.com/smf/index.php?topic=1427.0 (http://www.rifftrax.com/smf/index.php?topic=1427.0)

;D :P

Filthy, filthy, horrible, slime encrusted lies.

Grrr...let's start a flame war! >:(

(Just kidding). ;)
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: mrbasehart on January 11, 2007, 03:02:37 PM
I love Bowie, but I don't think I've actually heard this album.  My favourite (that I've heard) is either The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust or Aladdin Sane, I can't decide.
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: Andrew1911 on January 11, 2007, 03:06:37 PM
I love Bowie, but I don't think I've actually heard this album.  My favourite (that I've heard) is either The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust or Aladdin Sane, I can't decide.

WHA? You have not heard Low? Please tell me you at least listened to Hunky Dory.
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: mrbasehart on January 11, 2007, 03:13:42 PM
Aha! Yes, I have! Life on Mars? is a great track.
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: Andrew1911 on January 11, 2007, 03:15:08 PM
Aha! Yes, I have! Life on Mars? is a great track.

Then, you better go and listen to Low... RIGHT NOW.
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: BathTub on January 11, 2007, 03:27:09 PM
Yeah, I don't think I have ever listened to Low, or seen it on the shelves for that matter.
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: Steve-O on January 11, 2007, 03:42:37 PM
I've heard "Low", and it's terrific, particularly the first half.  Very inventive and groundbreaking for 1977.

Mainly I like it because, in Eno's sonic layering and the jagged guitar sound, I can hear the earliest influences on the actual greatest album of all time, which is this:

(http://static.last.fm/coverart/300x300/61.jpg)
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: Sharktopus on January 11, 2007, 05:18:53 PM
I enjoy Bowie, but I really don't think any of his albums qualify as the greatest of all time. I humbly suggest:

(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00005J8J6.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)

(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B000002OXU.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)

(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B000001DTM.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)
(Yes, Achtung Baby. I said it.)
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: Teaflax on January 12, 2007, 02:23:38 AM
Low is definitely one of Bowie's two best albums. I find it unlikely that someone who really digs Ziggy would be too enamored of it, though, as it's pretty much its exact opposite. The other best Bowie album is Man of music, Man of Words a.k.a Space Oddity. Nothing beats The Wild-Eyed Boy from Freecloud.

Now, Low was certainly groundbreaking in many ways, but I would be hard pressed to see it as THE most groundbreaking album of all time, whatever perspective you take.

But best album has to be one of these (depends on my mood):
(http://image.com.com/mp3/images/cover/200/drg100/g136/g13601xtnhs.jpg)
(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/P/B000002J1B.02._AA240_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)
(http://ec2.images-amazon.com/images/P/B00005T7KC.01._AA240_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)
(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/P/B000025THW.02._AA240_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)
(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/P/B000005RS5.01._AA240_SCLZZZZZZZ_V59022738_.jpg)
(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/P/B000005D84.01._AA240_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)
(http://ec2.images-amazon.com/images/P/B000066BY1.02._AA240_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)
(http://ec2.images-amazon.com/images/P/B000002L5U.01._AA240_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)
(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/P/B000051JRP.02._AA240_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)
(http://ec2.images-amazon.com/images/P/B000228X2I.01._AA240_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)
(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/P/B000002H34.01._AA240_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on January 12, 2007, 04:49:56 AM
dont you think that with all the thousands of years of music history it is highly unlikely that the "greatest" album of all time happens to be from your era. 

What about mozart?
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: BBQ Platypus on January 12, 2007, 06:58:11 AM
He never recorded an album, per se, so if you're going to go with a classical recording, you'd need to specify the piece and orchestra - and unless the orchestra is obviously way better than the majority of professional orchestras around the world (unlikely), it's hard to be able to tell the difference.

Besides, since when did Mozart hold the monopoly on greatness.  Although I'll admit that I rarely listen to classical music, I've heard enough to say that I personally prefer Beethoven.

So...the best CLASSICAL recording I've ever heard is the Minnesota Orchestra's most recent recording of Beethoven's 5th.
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: Teaflax on January 12, 2007, 09:20:54 AM
Mozart? Beethoven?

Nay.

Rimsky-Korsakoff, Stravinsky, Schostakovich, Satie, Mussorgsky...Debussy.
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on January 12, 2007, 09:39:19 AM
For Classical, I would nominate Bach.

His compositions appeal to the analytical side of my brain. I love the way he weaves an intricate pattern with several different groups of instruments, as if they are all in a hedge maze, yet use different paths to achieve the same goal. It just fits together so well. Some examples: Brandenburg Concerto #3, first and third movement, #2, third movement(which BTW can sound spectacular with the right trumpeter: Maurice André or Rolf Smedvig), and of course his timeless organ piece "Toccata and Fugue in D Minor".
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: Teaflax on January 12, 2007, 09:58:10 AM
Bach is math. Math is boring.
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on January 12, 2007, 09:02:46 PM
im not saying its nessicarily classical thats the best, all im saying is that its statistically unlikely that modern music is the "best" in any way thatll hold water. 
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: Andrew1911 on January 12, 2007, 09:04:27 PM
im not saying its nessicarily classical thats the best, all im saying is that its statistically unlikely that modern music is the "best" in any way thatll hold water. 

... Low isn't modern music.
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: Pak-Man on January 12, 2007, 10:39:45 PM
THIS is the greatest album of all time!

(http://pacman.pri.ee/gallery/albums/pacman/buckner_garcia_pacman_fever_cd_cover_1.thumb.jpg)
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on January 12, 2007, 11:03:30 PM
ive always wondered what power pellets tasted like.  ive always imagined they tasted like kix the kids cereal. 
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: SecretAgentSuperDragon on January 12, 2007, 11:19:01 PM
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Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: Sharktopus on January 13, 2007, 12:18:51 AM
im not saying its nessicarily classical thats the best, all im saying is that its statistically unlikely that modern music is the "best" in any way thatll hold water. 

... Low isn't modern music.

I'd say that anything from 1977 is modern music compared to, say, Verdi or Beethoven, which I think is what Sarcasm means.
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: Teaflax on January 13, 2007, 02:34:32 PM
im not saying its nessicarily classical thats the best, all im saying is that its statistically unlikely that modern music is the "best" in any way thatll hold water. 

Well, since albums as such weren't really invented until the 50's, I don't think you need to worry about anything before that when actually classifying "greatest album".

As for greatest piece of music of all time, I think there's a strong case to be made for Stravinsky's Rite of Spring because of how much it changed and how far ahead of its time it was. Of the many pieces of music throughout the years that have broken down the barriers of what is possible or allowed in music, I think it's the one that's hade the most profound effect.
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: BEERxTaco on January 13, 2007, 03:46:39 PM
THIS is the greatest album of all time!

(http://pacman.pri.ee/gallery/albums/pacman/buckner_garcia_pacman_fever_cd_cover_1.thumb.jpg)

I hate to admit this, but I own that LP... I didn't pay for it, but I own it, lol...
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: BEERxTaco on January 13, 2007, 03:51:34 PM
My two cents worth:

(http://g-ec2.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/ac/85/b58c4310fca0f35298e97010.L.jpg)
(http://g-ec2.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/d8/34/fd0b228348a0569e73a9d010.L.jpg)
(http://g-ec2.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/60/ca/f167224b9da0f89d4116c010.L.jpg)
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: Bob on January 13, 2007, 05:09:35 PM
First of all, a LOT of great albums mentioned in previous posts.

i would humbly submit:

Van Morrison - Astril Weeks.
Husker Du - Warehouse:  Song and Stories
Replacements - Tim
The Who - Quadrephenia
REM - Life's Rich Pagent
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on January 13, 2007, 09:33:24 PM
lol despite my best efforts to derail it this topic seems back on track :)

so just to negate EVERYthing i just said i say metallicas "kill em all"  :) 

or maybe the beatles "white album"
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: mrbasehart on January 14, 2007, 02:53:20 AM
so just to negate EVERYthing i just said i say metallicas "kill em all"  :) 

Pshaw! EVERYone knows there's the one great Metallica album:

(http://parker1.co.uk/albums/metallica_black.jpg)

Master of Puppets is the second best. 
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: kodiakthejuggler on January 14, 2007, 05:03:55 AM
so just to negate EVERYthing i just said i say metallicas "kill em all"  :) 

Pshaw! EVERYone knows there's the one great Metallica album:

(http://parker1.co.uk/albums/metallica_black.jpg)

Master of Puppets is the second best. 

You're BOTH wrong!

There is and was and will only ever be ONE great Metallica album:

(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/d4/88/24c8b2c008a0677027309010._AA240_.L.jpg)

Blackened, ONE, Dyers Eve...
This is a metal icon, and showcases Metallica in all their metal glory. It's angry, it's introspective, it's powerful.

I would rate Master of Puppets as second best, only by a slight margin.
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: Sharktopus on January 14, 2007, 12:42:19 PM
I think a Worst Album Of All Time thread might be more fun... Plus, you could still include Metallica:

(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00008YJGC.01._AA240_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: mrbasehart on January 14, 2007, 01:01:24 PM
(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00008YJGC.01._AA240_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)

I don't think I could include St Anger.  It inspired Metallica: Some Kind of Monster, which was fantastic.  It's like a real-life version of This is Spinal Tap.
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: Sharktopus on January 14, 2007, 02:08:45 PM
(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00008YJGC.01._AA240_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)

I don't think I could include St Anger.  It inspired Metallica: Some Kind of Monster, which was fantastic.  It's like a real-life version of This is Spinal Tap.

But would Some Kind Of Monster be that interesting if it was the making of an album that didn't suck? It adds an extra layer of nuance, knowing that the end result turns out to be an utter failure.
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: mrbasehart on January 14, 2007, 04:48:51 PM
But would Some Kind Of Monster be that interesting if it was the making of an album that didn't suck? It adds an extra layer of nuance, knowing that the end result turns out to be an utter failure.

Honestly, I don't think it would.  The "meat" of the drama comes from when Hetfield decides to check himself in AA and has to obide by certain rules that hinder the progress of the album.  The funny stuff comes as a result, like Kirk Hamnet saying something like "Because Lars and James have such big egos, I try to have no ego." Or when Lars' father hears some of the upcoming tracks for the album and says he doesn't like them (they aren't among the ones that were released).  Let it Be is a pretty good album, and that's also a good documentary, too.  Though perhaps knowing it was The Beatles' last live performance does add some pathos.

Ah! Forget everything I said!  ;D
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on January 15, 2007, 01:55:01 AM
I was thinnking the black album because of its sales and air time and number of singles, but by that time mettalica had already taken america by storm so decided to pick the one that start their career of great albums (and some recent blase ones). 

White album because its the beatles and they were, well the beatles.  Huge by any standard really.
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: jewishcarpenter on January 16, 2007, 02:46:30 PM
I would've told you Radiohead's "Kid A" up until a few months ago and then I purchased Boards of Canada's EP "In A Beautiful Place Out In the Country". This album makes me enjoy being a human being. Analog keyboards that bring back good memories. The perfect album to put on repeat and just drive around listening to for a few hours (if you're into wasting fuel). If you want to think happy thoughts, you should check this album out. Strictly ethereal and soul cleansing. I don't think I could ever get tired of listening to this album.
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: Teaflax on January 16, 2007, 05:46:49 PM
Putting an album on repeat will ruin it. Don't wear your music out.
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: Nunyerbiz on January 16, 2007, 06:08:19 PM
Just to chime in on all the Metallica talk...

Master of Puppets is their high point. Everything before wasn't polished enough, everything after was either too polished (Black album thru the Load/Reload era) or sounded freakin awful due to horrid production (Justice and St.Anger). Don't get me wrong, I truly do love Justice... but my god... the tinny drums and burying Newsted so down far in the mix that I'm convinced they didn't replace Burton until after the album was wrapped... it just wasn't nearly as good as it coulda/shoulda been.
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: Teaflax on January 16, 2007, 06:28:06 PM
^^What Nunyer said. Master of Puppets was also quite groundbreaking musically, adding an extra layer of complexity to the already heavy thud of their sound. I never thought Justice lived up to that, even though it is a fine album.
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: RaoulDuke on January 16, 2007, 06:29:36 PM
bob dylan blood on the tracks or desire or highway 61
grateful dead american beauty
pink floyd meddle


these are my three greatest albums
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: mrbasehart on January 16, 2007, 06:31:07 PM
I prefer Hetfield's voice on the Black album (and subsequently).  I think he said he blew his voice out on the Black album and had to go to a proper voice coach.  It's deeper and has more range now. 
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: SecretAgentSuperDragon on January 16, 2007, 09:56:05 PM
bob dylan blood on the tracks or desire or highway 61
grateful dead american beauty
pink floyd meddle


these are my three greatest albums


Yeah Meddle is a really sweet album. So is Blood on the Tracks(My favorite Dylan).
How about some Tom Petty. Full Moon Fever and Wildflowers are great albums whose tracks are unskippable.
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: Famous Mortimer on January 18, 2007, 04:34:49 AM
Spacemen 3 – “Playing With Fire”
I first heard this album 12 years ago and haven’t heard anything since which has touched it for me. Huge chunks of noise-rock, distorted keyboards and songs of revolution mixed with stuff which sounds like ballads to me, but still with the loops and droney beauty. The perfect moment in their career between their Stooges / MC5 influenced early stuff and the variety of experiments they went on to make.

Slint – “Spiderland”
In reference to a post above, I once played this about three times a day for a year, so even now after not hearing it in 2 years or so I could still know every second of this album. Like rock music, but different.

There’s loads of others I love (Can – “Tago Mago”, Faust – “IV”, Neu!’s first album, Highway 61 Revisited, Abbey Road, The Queen is Dead by the Smiths, and so on) but these two have stayed with me through many years.

I’ll put in my two penn’oth on the classical music debate. There’s no objective best in music, and to argue such (as I’ve learned to my cost on forums) is an exercise in futility. I love loads of Bach, bits of Rachmaninov, Beethoven and Mozart, but my favourite music, of any sort, are the two albums listed above. But it’s all good for people who love classical music the best too, as long as you love music.   
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: Teaflax on January 18, 2007, 08:19:08 AM
There’s no objective best in music,

Well, one would certainly hope that every reasonably adult person would understand that.

I rarely put in caveats like "according to me" or things like that when writing about what I think of music, because it's got to be obvious that as long as you're discussing good/bad it is simply an opinion and nothing else. It may be a well-founded opinion you can argue for, but an opinion nonetheless.

Not to say that there aren't plenty of semi-empirical aspects that could be contentious ("What is catchy?") and things that are more or less indisputable ("The High Llamas are heavily influenced by The Beach Boys") but when it comes to good, better, bad or worse it's all just an opinion predicated on what it is that you value in music.
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: Tarantulas on January 18, 2007, 09:56:58 AM
Best (commercially successful) album of all time?

Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on January 18, 2007, 10:01:03 AM
is that adjusted for inflation?
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: IronPigeon on January 18, 2007, 10:19:46 AM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/db/Kevin_Federline_Playing_with_Fire.jpg)
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: Teaflax on January 18, 2007, 04:26:58 PM
Best (commercially successful) album of all time?

Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon

If you give it a score (I'd give 4,5 out of 5) and then multiply by total sales, I think few if any albums could beat it. So, yes.
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: dignan on January 19, 2007, 12:43:13 PM
I'm gonna pick what I think are the best albums by some of my favorite artists:

The Beatles:  A Hard Day's Night
The Who: The Who Sell Out
The Beach Boys: Sunflower
The Band: Stage Fright
Frank Sinatra:  In The Wee Small Hours
Bob Dylan:  Bringing It All Back Home
Fairport Convention:  What We Did On Our Holidays
Led Zeppelin:  Led Zeppelin II

I like other bands, but those are the batch I've been listening to lately.
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: knightsaber1 on January 19, 2007, 12:54:51 PM
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/db/Kevin_Federline_Playing_with_Fire.jpg)

Haha, if only there were Rifftrax for bad CD's! :D

This one would be good for starters:

(http://www.forcedshaving.com/wp-content/images/WilliamShatnerAlbum.jpg)
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: WouTar on January 19, 2007, 02:51:16 PM
(http://www.galeon.com/allmusic/caratulas/r/Radio_Head_-_Ok_Computer_-_front.jpg)

(http://www.factory-overseas.de/images/Fact10_ca.jpg)

Don't judge.
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: Famous Mortimer on January 20, 2007, 03:13:22 AM
Quote
but when it comes to good, better, bad or worse it's all just an opinion predicated on what it is that you value in music.

dont you think that with all the thousands of years of music history it is highly unlikely that the "greatest" album of all time happens to be from your era. 

What about mozart?

I was half-responding to this, and other comments made about classic music. That's all.
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: davo on January 20, 2007, 04:13:33 PM
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David Bowie's Low is perhaps the greatest achievement any musician can ever hope to achieve......

a few caveats:

1. bowie is my favorite artist of all time. (good to meet a fellow fan!)
2. sound + vision is my favorite song of all time, hands down. it's the perfect pop song.
3. you nailed it by mentioning hunky dory.  brilliant.

that being said, i wouldn't put this in the best album of all time slot,because it's too "side a/side b"  think of the vinyl record: there's a bowie side & an eno side.  the bowie side is probably the best a-side of a record ever recorded,but the eno side is...well, enoesque.  excellent,but not bowie...

nothing wrong with someone picking ....Ziggy Stardust as their favorite,because that's the perfect glamrock/rock record.  It's probably my pick for desert island album by Bowie.

can't pick a 'best ever',but here's a few throughout the decades that are up there,imo:

(http://image.allmusic.com/00/amg/cov200/drg100/g187/g18723o8oly.jpg)
billiant...PERFECT!

(http://image.allmusic.com/00/amg/cov200/drc500/c529/c529398u89k.jpg)
(http://image.allmusic.com/00/amg/cov200/dre100/e115/e11574rtqzw.jpg)
(http://image.allmusic.com/00/amg/cov200/drc400/c475/c4759354f13.jpg)
(http://image.allmusic.com/00/amg/cov200/drf500/f549/f54982oyoc1.jpg)
(http://image.allmusic.com/00/amg/cov200/drc900/c925/c9259556m0o.jpg)
(http://image.allmusic.com/00/amg/cov200/dre300/e312/e312135z5c6.jpg)
(^ my fave album of the decade so far)




(http://www.galeon.com/allmusic/caratulas/r/Radio_Head_-_Ok_Computer_-_front.jpg)

(http://www.factory-overseas.de/images/Fact10_ca.jpg)

Don't judge.

great albums.
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: Johnny_Short_Torso on January 28, 2007, 09:07:25 PM
I have a very hard time deciding... so I'll just put my favorite albums of all time   ;D
(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a14/RaggedTyper/THeGame.jpg)

(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a14/RaggedTyper/Synchronicity.jpg)

(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a14/RaggedTyper/Rio.jpg)

(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a14/RaggedTyper/SoRedtheRose.jpg)

(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a14/RaggedTyper/PowerStation.jpg)
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: davo on January 29, 2007, 08:08:01 PM
synchronicity was and is an utterly fantastic album.  utterly brilliant. they should have done at least 2 more albums after that.
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: Bus Taker on January 30, 2007, 04:35:50 PM
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Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: Conor on January 30, 2007, 09:34:52 PM
I got asked to identify my own top five once and this is what I came up with:

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Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: BEERxTaco on January 31, 2007, 07:42:26 AM
I have a very hard time deciding... so I'll just put my favorite albums of all time   ;D
(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a14/RaggedTyper/THeGame.jpg)

(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a14/RaggedTyper/Synchronicity.jpg)

(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a14/RaggedTyper/Rio.jpg)

(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a14/RaggedTyper/SoRedtheRose.jpg)

(http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a14/RaggedTyper/PowerStation.jpg)

Boy, does that ever take me back to my record store days!
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: Johnny_Short_Torso on February 01, 2007, 01:43:27 AM
Boy, does that ever take me back to my record store days!
Well, I've always believed and still do that the 80's was the best decade ever for
music. In particular, the early 80's  ;D
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: BEERxTaco on February 01, 2007, 06:38:27 AM
hehehe, I worked at Peaches in 1979 and stayed in the retail record biz (at a couple different places locally) through 1987... then I got a real job, met my wife, got a mortgage and life has never been the same LOL
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: BBQ Platypus on February 02, 2007, 03:27:27 AM
is that adjusted for inflation?

I'll adjust YOU for inflation!!! >:( >:(
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: Nunyerbiz on February 02, 2007, 07:34:43 PM

My greatest albums of all time, subject to change and sans any fancy album cover graphic linking:
(in no particular order and in no way THE greatest albums of all time, just my personal favorites)

Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes
Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast
Metallica - Master of Puppets
The Cure - Distintegration
Dr. Dre - The Chronic

Those are the five I go to the deserted isle with if I had to choose.




Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: scottrkrv on February 02, 2007, 08:59:51 PM
I enjoy Bowie, but I really don't think any of his albums qualify as the greatest of all time. I humbly suggest:

(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B000002OXU.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)

Yep.
Who's Next is one, if not THE, best, especially the "revised" version.
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: IronPigeon on February 02, 2007, 10:22:56 PM
(http://ec2.images-amazon.com/images/P/B000003CMR.01._AA240_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)This is a great album. Psychadelic! I love that cover too.
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: BBQ Platypus on February 02, 2007, 10:32:00 PM
I enjoy Bowie, but I really don't think any of his albums qualify as the greatest of all time. I humbly suggest:

(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B000002OXU.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)

Yep.
Who's Next is one, if not THE, best, especially the "revised" version.

Word.  That album is 73h r0x0rz. ;D
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: stirrell on February 06, 2007, 11:08:35 AM
It is actually three albums that have been released in one compilation. in my opinion, Michael Nesmith is quite underrated.

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A couple obscure albums that I absolutely love:

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Songs: Ohia - Magnolia Electric Co.

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September 67 - Lucky Shoe

I would also agree with Pink Floyd's Dark Side and would also add that I don't think any band was as consistently great as The Beatles. My favorite Beatles album is probably Revolver but they are all incredible.

Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: zaxxon25 on February 06, 2007, 02:04:19 PM
Some amazing picks here, love the diversity and quality of choices.  From Todd Rundgren to Prefab Sprout to My Bloody Valentine, impressive!

My personal (and very difficult) picks by decade:

(http://www.djangomusic.com/images/cover200/DRg300/g381/g38105w60jy.jpg)
1960s, The Zombies - Odessey and Oracle

(http://www.djangomusic.com/images/cover200/drf900/f980/f98078rf9kc.jpg)
1970s, Big Star - #1 Record

(http://www.djangomusic.com/images/cover200/DRC700/C785/C78521AD91G.jpg)
1980s, Kate Bush - The Dreaming

(http://www.djangomusic.com/images/cover200/DRC500/C524/C52495FP639.jpg)
1990s, American Music Club - Mercury

(http://www.djangomusic.com/images/cover200/DRe700/e761/e761728zdi2.jpg)
2000s, The Avalanches - Since I Left You
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: mrbasehart on February 06, 2007, 05:35:10 PM
I think I'll throw in some of my picks here:


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Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: pyro on February 07, 2007, 10:57:51 AM
(http://www.officialtomwaits.com/music/m_ct.jpg)

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(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/a/a8/Nighthawks_at_the_Diner.jpg/200px-Nighthawks_at_the_Diner.jpg)

(http://www.officialtomwaits.com/music/m_rd.jpg)

(http://www.officialtomwaits.com/music/m_fwy.jpg)

(http://www.officialtomwaits.com/music/m_alice.jpg)

(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B000ICLHIE.01._SS500_SCLZZZZZZZ_V40088915_.jpg)


was thinking about rifftrax references and it brought me to Tom Waits and then I saw this thread, couldn't resist  ;D
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: Night Goat on February 08, 2007, 04:22:53 PM
Kyuss: Sky Valley
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Soundgarden: Badmotorfinger
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I keep coming back to these two CDs. I can't decide which one I like better.
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: pyro on February 09, 2007, 01:54:14 PM
(http://image.allmusic.com/00/amg/cov200/drd300/d302/d302665u6rv.jpg)

It's really that good?  I've been meaning to check it out for years now after a friend told me about them and a couple years ago I got an SBD of one of their shows which was great (and then a radio performance which wasn't as great)
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: Steve-O on February 09, 2007, 02:12:54 PM
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It's really that good?  I've been meaning to check it out for years now after a friend told me about them and a couple years ago I got an SBD of one of their shows which was great (and then a radio performance which wasn't as great)

It's pretty damned great.  "Aeroplane" is one of those love-it-or-hate-it albums.  I sure know a lot of people who love it, though.
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: pyro on February 11, 2007, 09:20:38 AM
(http://image.allmusic.com/00/amg/cov200/drd300/d302/d302665u6rv.jpg)

It's really that good?  I've been meaning to check it out for years now after a friend told me about them and a couple years ago I got an SBD of one of their shows which was great (and then a radio performance which wasn't as great)

It's pretty damned great.  "Aeroplane" is one of those love-it-or-hate-it albums.  I sure know a lot of people who love it, though.

I wouldn't doubt that, the show I did like had some cool drumming whatevers (obviously a huge technical knowledge here) and there were one or 2 songs with just the singer and guitarist and of course the trumpet player(maybe trombone?)
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: Conor on February 12, 2007, 12:28:37 PM
Listen to the first ten seconds and see if you're intrigued.  I definitely was won over almost instantly, which almost never happens, but the time the first two lines were sung.  I imagine there is overlap between Waits fans and Neutral Milk Hotel, though I couldn't explain why.  This video could also probably help convince you:


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Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: pyro on February 13, 2007, 12:58:42 PM
I have that song on the bootleg I have and still like it... First song on the bootleg though, which sold me instantly too, was "Oh Comedy" which for the most part is only vocals/guitar I think

Could be the voice that overlaps them...  That and their unconventional sound.  Those are 2 major parts of Tom Waits obviously.  Probably part of the reason that there's a huge overlap in Les Claypool and Tom Waits fans too

edit - BY THE WAY, I keep forgetting, any idea which of the guys sang "Downtown Train" during Daredevil?
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: Sethren on February 13, 2007, 04:48:53 PM
U2 - The Joshua Tree

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olei_boE9fE
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: gbeenie on February 13, 2007, 09:22:53 PM
I enjoy Bowie, but I really don't think any of his albums qualify as the greatest of all time. I humbly suggest:

(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00005J8J6.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)

(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B000002OXU.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)

(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B000001DTM.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)
(Yes, Achtung Baby. I said it.)

That's a toughie. The members of U2 aren't fit to lick Bowie's boots. I DO think "Who's Next" is right up there (it's certainly The Who's best album).

As for Zeppelin, well, they're hamstrung by the principle of "The More You Know...". To wit: in 1990 Columbia Records issued a two-CD set of the complete recordings of Robert Johnson (he was murdered in 1937 at a very young age); once I bought and listened to it, I was unable to listen to Led Zeppelin for a LONG time. Because every time I DID, I heard something I'd already heard, that was recorded before any of the members of Zeppelin were born. In interviews, Jimmy Page admits that all he listened to growing up was old American blues records; and, brother, does it show. There's a reason Zeppelin was successfully sued by the estate of Willie Dixon over songwriting credit for "Whole Lotta Love." Nowadays, I can listen to them and be okay with it, but that's only with the understanding of just how derivative they were.

p.s. Frank Zappa's cover of "Stairway To Heaven" RULES. :)
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: gbeenie on February 13, 2007, 09:24:51 PM
Bach is math. Math is boring.

Math is NOT boring; math is the highest expression of purely human beauty there is.
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: gbeenie on February 13, 2007, 09:26:51 PM
(http://g-images.amazon.com/images/G/01/ciu/e8/82/fea54310fca0eaa2c80d7010.L.jpg)

I really am partial to The Wall.
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: gbeenie on February 13, 2007, 09:29:33 PM
My two cents worth:

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The climax to "Backstreets" still gets me.
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: gbeenie on February 13, 2007, 09:36:11 PM

My greatest albums of all time, subject to change and sans any fancy album cover graphic linking:
(in no particular order and in no way THE greatest albums of all time, just my personal favorites)

Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes

What a terrific album.
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: gbeenie on February 13, 2007, 09:38:01 PM
(http://www.officialtomwaits.com/music/m_ct.jpg)

(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B000002GXS.01._SCLZZZZZZZ_SL160_.jpg)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/a/a8/Nighthawks_at_the_Diner.jpg/200px-Nighthawks_at_the_Diner.jpg)

(http://www.officialtomwaits.com/music/m_rd.jpg)

(http://www.officialtomwaits.com/music/m_fwy.jpg)

(http://www.officialtomwaits.com/music/m_alice.jpg)

(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B000ICLHIE.01._SS500_SCLZZZZZZZ_V40088915_.jpg)


was thinking about rifftrax references and it brought me to Tom Waits and then I saw this thread, couldn't resist  ;D

What, no "Third Reich n' Roll"?
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: Conor on February 13, 2007, 09:52:45 PM
I have that song on the bootleg I have and still like it... First song on the bootleg though, which sold me instantly too, was "Oh Comedy" which for the most part is only vocals/guitar I think

Could be the voice that overlaps them...  That and their unconventional sound.  Those are 2 major parts of Tom Waits obviously.  Probably part of the reason that there's a huge overlap in Les Claypool and Tom Waits fans too

edit - BY THE WAY, I keep forgetting, any idea which of the guys sang "Downtown Train" during Daredevil?

That was Kevin, I believe. 

Oh Comely is the only song on the album I don't like actually, i find myself skipping over it.  Due in part to its length, but mostly to the downer tone of the whole thing.  Lots of other NMH songs sound like pure joy coming through your speakers, and Oh Comely just sort of plods along (in my opinion.)  I still encourage you to check out the whole thing.

The Jeff Mangum (nmh singer) and Tom Wait comparison is one that has been made before, based on the uniqueness of their voice and the fact that it could be instantly jarring to the first time listener.  The voices themself couldn't be more different.  The first time I ever heard Waits, it was Franks Wild Years, and it didn't play past the first song.  Later I heard Nighthawks at the Diner in a friends car, and worked my way up through Small Change, then Heartattack and Vine to the wierd stuff, then back down to the first two albums.
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: gbeenie on February 13, 2007, 10:02:46 PM
My personal faves:

Joe Jackson - Beat Crazy or Night and Day -- I go back-and-forth over which of these is my favorite; Beat Crazy is just a phenomenal way to spend forty minutes of your life, whereas Night and Day is more idiosyncratic and fully executed. I can't imagine not owning either of these.

Talking Heads - Little Creatures -- one of those albums that is SO GOOD you just know the band's going to break up inside five years.  :(

Hedwig and the Angry Inch - Original Soundtrack -- Stephen Trask may be the greatest songwriter currently walking the earth.

The Who - Who's Next -- I know this has already shown up on a few lists, but... holy shit. Thoroughly amazing from top to bottom. "Baba O'reilly" may be the most perfect rock n' roll song ever recorded. If the members of The Who knew then what they know now (that they would NEVER be better than this), they would have completed a suicide pact in 1974, and avoided the Dinosaurs of Rock fate they've consigned themselves to.

They Might Be Giants - John Henry -- Their first album with a beginning, a middle and an end. Also, possibly the first time the Johns really started to grasp what their fans had already been telling them for over half a decade (this was 1994): they are something special, and the wonderful music they make IS being heard.
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: stirrell on February 14, 2007, 06:06:04 AM
They Might Be Giants - John Henry -- Their first album with a beginning, a middle and an end. Also, possibly the first time the Johns really started to grasp what their fans had already been telling them for over half a decade (this was 1994): they are something special, and the wonderful music they make IS being heard.

That's interesting... I think many fans were disappointed that it was a more "mainstream" album with a full band and much less quirky than their previous efforts.

Also, something funny I noticed about their previous album, Apollo 18 is that that online stores sell each "piece" of Fingertips separately. So if you were to purchase the album by track, you'd be buying 38 tracks ;-). A friend of mine in college would have Apollo 18 in his CD changer (among others). He'd play his music on shuffle so you'd always get these random three second songs interspersed amongst the music.

For the record, I liked John Henry quite a bit. I also like Factory Showroom a lot and The Spine. They Might Be Giants were the first band I ever saw live.
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: gbeenie on February 14, 2007, 09:35:29 PM
They Might Be Giants - John Henry -- Their first album with a beginning, a middle and an end. Also, possibly the first time the Johns really started to grasp what their fans had already been telling them for over half a decade (this was 1994): they are something special, and the wonderful music they make IS being heard.

That's interesting... I think many fans were disappointed that it was a more "mainstream" album with a full band and much less quirky than their previous efforts.

Also, something funny I noticed about their previous album, Apollo 18 is that that online stores sell each "piece" of Fingertips separately. So if you were to purchase the album by track, you'd be buying 38 tracks ;-). A friend of mine in college would have Apollo 18 in his CD changer (among others). He'd play his music on shuffle so you'd always get these random three second songs interspersed amongst the music.


Every time I see them in concert, if they play "Fingertips," when they're done I ALWAYS shout, "Now play it on 'Shuffle'!" It's a lame joke, I know, but it's MY lame joke, dammit.  :)

p.s. If you join their email list, every several weeks or so, you receive a link for a free .mp3 of a new song. Pretty boss.
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: BEERxTaco on February 15, 2007, 06:14:46 AM
My personal faves:

Joe Jackson - Beat Crazy or Night and Day -- I go back-and-forth over which of these is my favorite; Beat Crazy is just a phenomenal way to spend forty minutes of your life, whereas Night and Day is more idiosyncratic and fully executed. I can't imagine not owning either of these.

Talking Heads - Little Creatures -- one of those albums that is SO GOOD you just know the band's going to break up inside five years.  :(

Hedwig and the Angry Inch - Original Soundtrack -- Stephen Trask may be the greatest songwriter currently walking the earth.

The Who - Who's Next -- I know this has already shown up on a few lists, but... holy shit. Thoroughly amazing from top to bottom. "Baba O'reilly" may be the most perfect rock n' roll song ever recorded. If the members of The Who knew then what they know now (that they would NEVER be better than this), they would have completed a suicide pact in 1974, and avoided the Dinosaurs of Rock fate they've consigned themselves to.

They Might Be Giants - John Henry -- Their first album with a beginning, a middle and an end. Also, possibly the first time the Johns really started to grasp what their fans had already been telling them for over half a decade (this was 1994): they are something special, and the wonderful music they make IS being heard.

Loved Joe Jackson... all of them. What an array of styles, from Look Sharp to Night & Day (also one of my personal favorites) to Jumpin Jive and Big World... I don't hear much about him anymore, but then again I haven't really been in touch with the music scene since 1989, lol.
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: gbeenie on February 15, 2007, 06:27:12 AM
My personal faves:

Joe Jackson - Beat Crazy or Night and Day -- I go back-and-forth over which of these is my favorite; Beat Crazy is just a phenomenal way to spend forty minutes of your life, whereas Night and Day is more idiosyncratic and fully executed. I can't imagine not owning either of these.

Talking Heads - Little Creatures -- one of those albums that is SO GOOD you just know the band's going to break up inside five years.  :(

Hedwig and the Angry Inch - Original Soundtrack -- Stephen Trask may be the greatest songwriter currently walking the earth.

The Who - Who's Next -- I know this has already shown up on a few lists, but... holy shit. Thoroughly amazing from top to bottom. "Baba O'reilly" may be the most perfect rock n' roll song ever recorded. If the members of The Who knew then what they know now (that they would NEVER be better than this), they would have completed a suicide pact in 1974, and avoided the Dinosaurs of Rock fate they've consigned themselves to.

They Might Be Giants - John Henry -- Their first album with a beginning, a middle and an end. Also, possibly the first time the Johns really started to grasp what their fans had already been telling them for over half a decade (this was 1994): they are something special, and the wonderful music they make IS being heard.

Loved Joe Jackson... all of them. What an array of styles, from Look Sharp to Night & Day (also one of my personal favorites) to Jumpin Jive and Big World... I don't hear much about him anymore, but then again I haven't really been in touch with the music scene since 1989, lol.

In 2003, he reunited with the other members of the Joe Jackson Band (their last album together had been Beat Crazy in 1980) and recorded Volume 4 on Ryko. GodDAMN is it good. They toured afterward, and the excellent album Afterlife (also on Ryko) was the result.

Speaking of live, pick up Two Rainy Nights (it's a 2001 album that got reissued in 2004 on Koch Records); it features his great guitar-less touring band, and has most of the best songs from 2000's Night & Day II (including a version of "Glamour and Pain" that's even better than the album track).
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: pyro on February 15, 2007, 11:53:00 AM
What, no "Third Reich n' Roll"?

One of the ones I haven't heard but should....  I've only heard/own so many of their albums, like 10 out of 650 or something
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: pyro on February 15, 2007, 12:00:44 PM
I have that song on the bootleg I have and still like it... First song on the bootleg though, which sold me instantly too, was "Oh Comedy" which for the most part is only vocals/guitar I think

Could be the voice that overlaps them...  That and their unconventional sound.  Those are 2 major parts of Tom Waits obviously.  Probably part of the reason that there's a huge overlap in Les Claypool and Tom Waits fans too

edit - BY THE WAY, I keep forgetting, any idea which of the guys sang "Downtown Train" during Daredevil?

That was Kevin, I believe. 

Oh Comely is the only song on the album I don't like actually, i find myself skipping over it.  Due in part to its length, but mostly to the downer tone of the whole thing.  Lots of other NMH songs sound like pure joy coming through your speakers, and Oh Comely just sort of plods along (in my opinion.)  I still encourage you to check out the whole thing.

The Jeff Mangum (nmh singer) and Tom Wait comparison is one that has been made before, based on the uniqueness of their voice and the fact that it could be instantly jarring to the first time listener.  The voices themself couldn't be more different.  The first time I ever heard Waits, it was Franks Wild Years, and it didn't play past the first song.  Later I heard Nighthawks at the Diner in a friends car, and worked my way up through Small Change, then Heartattack and Vine to the wierd stuff, then back down to the first two albums.

Thanks, that's sort of what I figured since I catch him quoting songs most and quotes stuff like Frank Zappa and etc...


I had no idea it was Oh Comely, I even have it labled wrong in my ipod... I don't listen to lyrics a lot of times so I sorta figured it was an irony thing with the dark sound...  I do intend to check out the entire album at some point though, it's partly a matter of finding it now

I'm almost the complete opposite on him, I still love Nighthawks but that's probably my least favorite sound of his voice...  But I didn't get that till sometime down the road, I had already known what to expect with his voice since I learned about him from my old bass teacher who calls himself Rev T Bagg where my lessons early on would consist of him coming in, telling some random story, then teaching me to play whatever Tom Waits song he had recently learned as he would play guitar and sing it similar to him.  And he mostly got me into him through his humor with songs like Xmas Card From A Hooker In Minneapolis (I was about 14-15 at the time I think)
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: gbeenie on February 15, 2007, 06:13:15 PM
What, no "Third Reich n' Roll"?

One of the ones I haven't heard but should....  I've only heard/own so many of their albums, like 10 out of 650 or something

It's great. It kind of (to me at least) has this post-apocalyptic feel, where what we regard as "golden oldies" are some sort of dim racial memory, common to all humans. It's a little hard to explain.
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: pyro on February 15, 2007, 10:33:14 PM
Completely forgot, that's the one where they took old top 40 songs or something then kept reworking them till they were completely different wasn't it?  I really gotta check that out.

Gotta love their ideas involving top 40 and etc, like the Commercial Album; 40 minutes, 40 songs  :D
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: Moose on February 17, 2007, 03:04:31 AM
Right, here we go then...

This is a list of my favourite bands, and the best album from each.

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The Who - Quadrophenia.
Who's Next possibly has the best songs, but Quad works best as an album. If only Pete could've finished Lifehouse at the time, that would definately be the best album of all time. No doubt.

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Pink Floyd - I'm gonna say Dark Side.
The Wall was too whiny for me, all the lyrics are about "It's not my fault, they made me this way", and seeing DSotM sync'ed with Wiz of Oz just blew it wide open for me.

(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/P/B000KJTLDI.01._SS500_SCLZZZZZZZ_V45171831_.jpg)
Bowie - Hunky Dory.
Low is fantastic for the first half, but quickly goes downhill in my opinion. Hunky's just a fantastic pop record.

(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/P/B000002G89.01._SS500_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)
Clapton - 461 Ocean Blvd.
So emotional. It's listening to a man at the very bottom of the barrel. Even on a light, trivial song like "Willie and the Hand Jive" (stop laughing!) when you hear his voice cracking it's heartbreaking.

(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/P/B000002HAJ.01._SS500_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)
The Cure - Wish.
The peak of Fat Bob's writing. Plus the amount of stylistic variety is astounding. Especially if you tack on the era-appropriate b-sides. "This Twilight Garden" is amazing.

(http://ec2.images-amazon.com/images/P/B00008RV1A.01._SS500_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)
Parliament - Mothership Connection
Bootsy, Bernie, George, 'nuff said.
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: davo on February 21, 2007, 01:25:44 PM
Soundgarden: Badmotorfinger
(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/P/B000002GK1.01._AA240_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)

I keep coming back to these two CDs. I can't decide which one I like better.

ya know, it's too bad people have forgetten what a great band soundgarden was. you want to hear cool time signatures & great writing? listen to these guys.

Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: BBQ Platypus on February 21, 2007, 08:30:48 PM
What, no "Third Reich n' Roll"?

One of the ones I haven't heard but should....  I've only heard/own so many of their albums, like 10 out of 650 or something

It's great. It kind of (to me at least) has this post-apocalyptic feel, where what we regard as "golden oldies" are some sort of dim racial memory, common to all humans. It's a little hard to explain.

I've heard of that album, and I've been meaning to get into the Residents, but I just keep forgetting about it and putting it off.  Me and my procrastinating tendencies.
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: gbeenie on February 21, 2007, 09:20:19 PM
What, no "Third Reich n' Roll"?

One of the ones I haven't heard but should....  I've only heard/own so many of their albums, like 10 out of 650 or something

It's great. It kind of (to me at least) has this post-apocalyptic feel, where what we regard as "golden oldies" are some sort of dim racial memory, common to all humans. It's a little hard to explain.

I've heard of that album, and I've been meaning to get into the Residents, but I just keep forgetting about it and putting it off.  Me and my procrastinating tendencies.

The Heaven? and Hell! compilations (on Ryko) might be a good place to start.
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: pyro on February 22, 2007, 05:27:22 PM
Don't know about that compilation, but I can say the best place probably not to start is with the early stuff like Meet The Residents, that'll probably be an automatic turn-off


This is a fun listen though, Penn Jillette locked in a motel room for 6 days and given a copy of their biography and a series of their records each morning (starting with Santa Dog apparently) and told to record his first response to all of them after listening

http://www.pennfans.net/view/Audio_Archive/Other_Audio/Ralph_Records_10th_Anniversary_Radio_Special_With_Penn_Jillette/


unfortuantly they put long music clips inbetween some of his talking instead of including more of him....
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: The Real Crow T. Robot on February 27, 2007, 03:58:06 PM
(http://web.iese.edu/jestrada/Images/Led_Zeppelin_4.gif)

or

(http://img.search.com/thumb/3/31/Pink_Floyd_The_Wall_DVD_cover.jpg/200px-Pink_Floyd_The_Wall_DVD_cover.jpg)
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: davo on March 02, 2007, 11:00:31 AM
(http://web.iese.edu/jestrada/Images/Led_Zeppelin_4.gif)

or

(http://img.search.com/thumb/3/31/Pink_Floyd_The_Wall_DVD_cover.jpg/200px-Pink_Floyd_The_Wall_DVD_cover.jpg)

Great

and

Great  :)
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: scottrkrv on March 02, 2007, 07:15:13 PM
Right, here we go then...

This is a list of my favourite bands, and the best album from each.

<snip>

The Who - Quadrophenia.
Who's Next possibly has the best songs, but Quad works best as an album. If only Pete could've finished Lifehouse at the time, that would definately be the best album of all time. No doubt.


The remixed version of "Who's Next" does have all the songs from the LIFEHOUSE project, except for "Relay."

But QUADROPHENIA is MY second favorite The Who album.
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: MontyServo on March 03, 2007, 12:13:14 PM
I'm a little late to this party but here goes anyway.  A few of my "Greatest Albums of all time":

(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/P/B000005S0K.01._AA240_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)  (http://ec2.images-amazon.com/images/P/B000001FMX.01._AA240_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)

(http://ec2.images-amazon.com/images/P/B00002DEB8.01._AA240_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)  (http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/P/B000002LCI.01._AA240_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)

(http://ec2.images-amazon.com/images/P/B000002UCR.01._AA240_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)  (http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/P/B000006N4M.01._AA240_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)

(http://ec2.images-amazon.com/images/P/B000002JKJ.01._AA240_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)   (http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/P/B000E1KNWU.01._AA240_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)

(http://ec2.images-amazon.com/images/P/B0000009P4.01._AA240_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)  (http://ec2.images-amazon.com/images/P/B000002MG1.01._AA240_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)

And a future greatest album of all time, and the best album of 2006:

(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/P/B000G73ULI.01._AA240_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)

Your opinion may vary, of course.  I also like quite a few of the albums that were already mentioned.  And I now have a bunch of albums to listen to on Rhapsody.

P.S. ...And Justice For All is the last great Metallica album, in my opinion.
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: Moose on March 06, 2007, 06:53:14 PM
The remixed version of "Who's Next" does have all the songs from the LIFEHOUSE project, except for "Relay."

It may have the songs they recorded at the time, but the full project was ultimately too epic even for Townshend to realise, let alone translating it to a finished product. It took thirty years for most of it to come out (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lifehouse_Chronicles), and even then it was just a collection, not the fully realised product it should've been (a few different versions of some songs, many were just demos, narrative/radio play was kept entirely seperate instead of integrated, etc.)
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: Rude on March 06, 2007, 07:23:49 PM
...

(http://img178.imageshack.us/img178/7507/greatestvu4.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

Funny how the best albums come in the simplest sleeves~

-Rude
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: Moose on March 06, 2007, 07:30:59 PM
As I said before, I prefer DSotM to The Wall.

"White Album" is my favourite Beatles album, because it's the most detached the band ever got, and each track is pure to the writer.
It's like a separate EP from each member just put together as an album, and I dig that.
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: pyro on March 06, 2007, 07:33:02 PM
...

(http://img178.imageshack.us/img178/7507/greatestvu4.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

Funny how the best albums come in the simplest sleeves~

-Rude

like Smell The Glove (because this forum needed another ST reference)



I don't think there's any Pink Floyd album that would make my list of greatest albums ever..... though I love Les Claypool's cover of "Animals"
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: Rude on March 06, 2007, 07:40:30 PM
I don't think there's any Pink Floyd album that would make my list of greatest albums ever..... though I love Les Claypool's cover of "Animals"

I'm probably very partial to The Wall... When i saw that film as a little kid it changed my entire idea of what a movie could be. It actually inspired me to go to film school, so i guess it kinda' changed my life~

As far as Les Claypool... if you have that Frog Brigade album, i was actually there. That was an amazing show because nobody had any idea what was coming. The band played a set with a little bit of everything, took a break, then came back and played the entire Animals album. It was absolutely surreal. Of course, that could've been because of... uh, nevermind~

-Rude
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: SecretAgentSuperDragon on March 06, 2007, 07:45:24 PM
 :D Rude was Santa Cruz-ing.
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: Sharktopus on March 06, 2007, 09:48:27 PM
I don't think there's any Pink Floyd album that would make my list of greatest albums ever..... though I love Les Claypool's cover of "Animals"

I'm probably very partial to The Wall... When i saw that film as a little kid it changed my entire idea of what a movie could be. It actually inspired me to go to film school, so i guess it kinda' changed my life~

As far as Les Claypool... if you have that Frog Brigade album, i was actually there. That was an amazing show because nobody had any idea what was coming. The band played a set with a little bit of everything, took a break, then came back and played the entire Animals album. It was absolutely surreal. Of course, that could've been because of... uh, nevermind~

-Rude

Are you implying that the audience may have partaking in illicit substances? At a rock and roll concert? GASP!

Les Claypool is frreaking amazing. Too bad his voice is so damn weird.
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: pyro on March 07, 2007, 02:25:57 PM
I don't think there's any Pink Floyd album that would make my list of greatest albums ever..... though I love Les Claypool's cover of "Animals"

I'm probably very partial to The Wall... When i saw that film as a little kid it changed my entire idea of what a movie could be. It actually inspired me to go to film school, so i guess it kinda' changed my life~

As far as Les Claypool... if you have that Frog Brigade album, i was actually there. That was an amazing show because nobody had any idea what was coming. The band played a set with a little bit of everything, took a break, then came back and played the entire Animals album. It was absolutely surreal. Of course, that could've been because of... uh, nevermind~

-Rude

I've actually still want to see The Wall even though I don't like Pink Floyd, I've heard before how insane it is..


I would have LOVED to have been at one of the shows on that tour, not only because of that second set but because that was probably the best Frog Brigade line up to date; everyone in Sausage, Eenor, Jeff Chiamanti, and of course Skerik.  I've been into Claypool since I was little (because I went to Primos Elementary and I learned there was a band called Primus) but I didn't get really into him till 2003 I guess...  I had fun seeing them 5 or so times this summer, and that 2 of the guys know who I am now, but you really lucked out seeing them that early


Also, Of Whales & Woe was pretty weak
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: MarkAndrew on March 07, 2007, 03:01:13 PM
I'm guessing my musical taste is REALLY different from y'all but...
Towards the Within by Dead Can Dance
The Planets by Holst...LOVE the Mars theme
AstroCreep 2000 by White Zombie
Back in Black by AC/DC....I have seen MANY women take their clothes off to this album...occasionally even outside of strip clubs
Operation MindCrime by Queensryche...I always wanted to be Dr. X though
Synchronicity by The Police...I don't think I'm alone on that one
Fallen by Evanescence
Hello Nasty by the Beastie Boys
Hot Rocks by The Rolling Stones
Little Earthquakes by Tori Amos
MCMXC A.D. by Enigma....I kept buying their albums expecting them to be this good again...and it still hasn't happened
Our Time in Eden by 10,000 maniacs...Natalie keeps the crazy and the depressed suppressed for once!
So by Peter Gabriel




Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: Teaflax on March 15, 2007, 08:40:50 PM
Soundgarden: Badmotorfinger
(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/P/B000002GK1.01._AA240_SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg)
ya know, it's too bad people have forgetten what a great band soundgarden was. you want to hear cool time signatures & great writing? listen to these guys.

Or Eleven, who - great as Soundgarden were - did it even better. And when they backed and co-wrote Chris Cornell's solo album, that was five-star perfection. Still nominally around, but kind of on hiatus, I fear. I hope they'll be involved in CC's upcoming second album.
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: pyro on March 28, 2007, 12:15:28 PM
Since he just became the most unexpected addition to this year's Bonnaroo line-up:

(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B000002I4W.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: Sharktopus on March 28, 2007, 02:41:08 PM
Since he just became the most unexpected addition to this year's Bonnaroo line-up:

(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B000002I4W.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)

Why must Bonnaroo be so far away?
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: eegah on March 28, 2007, 05:27:53 PM
(http://www.satriani.com/2004/discography/Surfing_With_The_Alien/Surfing_With_The_Alien.jpg)

satch

Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: pyro on March 29, 2007, 01:03:20 PM
Why must Bonnaroo be so far away?

All festivals run moderately well with decent line ups are for me....  I may actually make it again this year if I can get work with 1 or 2 people.  Will quit on the spot though and find a new way home if either one compromises me missing Ornette Coleman
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: Jubilee on May 01, 2007, 06:14:57 PM
I must also add Metallica's Live Orchestraic album.
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: Sharktopus on May 01, 2007, 08:10:52 PM
I must also add Metallica's Live Orchestraic album.

I'm not familiar with this word "orchestraic."   ;)  But yeah, Metallica's S&M is awesome.
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on May 02, 2007, 01:49:43 AM
hey pyro did you get his newest album?  i think it was called sound grammar.
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: pyro on May 02, 2007, 10:47:49 AM
Ornette?  nope...  I only actually own 4 of his (Shape, Skies of America, Human Feelings, Virgin Beauty)...

is it worth getting?
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: Quicksilver on May 02, 2007, 07:54:52 PM
(http://www.galeon.com/allmusic/caratulas/r/Radio_Head_-_Ok_Computer_-_front.jpg)
yep

and I'm throwin this out there. tough to pick one U2 album

(http://www.ilbaluardo.com/Cover/Audio/S%20-%20T%20-%20U/U2%20-%20The%20Joshua%20tree%20-%20Front.jpg)
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: Sharktopus on May 02, 2007, 08:34:19 PM
Nice to see another U2 fan here. I went out on a limb (http://www.rifftrax.com/smf/index.php/topic,1507.msg36457.html#msg36457) with Achtung Baby.
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: sarcasm_made_Easy on May 03, 2007, 12:33:44 AM
Quote
Ornette?  nope...  I only actually own 4 of his (Shape, Skies of America, Human Feelings, Virgin Beauty)...

is it worth getting?

ive only heard snippets from it, and i REALLY want to hear it.  i dunno if that helps lol its been hard to find. 
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: MainMor on May 08, 2007, 12:27:10 PM
You guys have some great choices...

I am going to have to stick to the theme of my first post and go with...

(http://www.wtfnashville.com/Images/MovingPictures.jpg)
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: Quicksilver on May 08, 2007, 12:40:32 PM
very good album Mainmor, one of my favorites. Hey, we actually have good taste here at rifftrax.com. Who'd have thought.
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: Sharktopus on May 08, 2007, 06:51:47 PM
(http://www.wtfnashville.com/Images/MovingPictures.jpg)

I love a good visual pun.
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: jewishcarpenter on May 15, 2007, 09:44:06 AM
For all aspiring guitarists please refer to Doug Martsch & company's epic album.
Built To Spill - Perfect From Now On
(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/51G4EQW6T6L._SS500_.jpg)
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: pyro on May 18, 2007, 09:16:49 AM
hey pyro did you get his newest album?  i think it was called sound grammar.

guess I'm really going to have to check it out now since I just called my friend and I've got a job at Bonnaroo now  ;D  just hopefully Ornette's Saturday afternoon.... and I can find a ride back
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: ChampionJaguar on May 24, 2007, 06:39:09 AM
Os Mutantes - first two are psych-rock-tropicalismo masterpieces and probably the best records I know. 
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: Teaflax on June 11, 2007, 05:14:14 PM
Os Mutantes - first two are psych-rock-tropicalismo masterpieces and probably the best records I know. 

Fine choice, Sir. Not my absolute faves, but very, very god albums indeed.

And Joshua Tree is easily U2's worst album - bar Rattle and Hum. After a great career leading up to The Unforgettable FIre which was a dynamically varied and quite good album, they put out this trudging Rawk borefest that hits one mood and just keeps moping along for 40 or so minutes. A snooze fest lacking in variation, with plain, flat melodies, samey arrangements and not even particularly interesting guitar work.  Every single U2 fan I knew when the album came out - and there were quite a few of them in my circle - thought it was if not awful at least incredibly boring, and were just as shocked as I was when it got rave reviews and then later went on to become some sort of classic.

Acthung Baby is much, much better since it's at least moderately adventurous.
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: Hank_Peters on June 11, 2007, 05:52:36 PM
This thread doesn't have enough Hot Rats

(http://www.beefheart.com/datharp/albums/official/pics/hotrats.jpg)
This is one of the few albums that I have listened to over 100 times, and still find new things in the mix. That, and I never get tired of any of the songs. They are all perfect in some way or form.
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: ChampionJaguar on June 14, 2007, 10:31:28 AM
top 10 or so besides Os Mutantes

XTC - Skylarking
Zombies - Oddesey and Oracle
Captain Beefheart - Trout Mask Replica
Sun City Girls - torch of the Mystics and the godly godly 3lp set - Dante's Disneyland Inferno - sheer genius - hear this now
Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
Built to Spill - Perfect From Now On (Keep it Like a Secret is close)
Ventures - Live in Japan '65
Wedding Present - Seamonsters
Elvis Costello - pick one
Strapping Fieldhands - Wattle and Daub
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: googergieger on July 11, 2007, 04:12:37 AM
(http://images.bol.de/images-adb/6b/f2/6bf2596a-a980-44aa-938c-1f169ecda342.jpg)

David Bowie's Low is perhaps the greatest achievement any musician can ever hope to achieve. It's the most groundbreaking album of all time, in my humble opinion. Back in the day, it wasn't as well recieved as it is now. People thought it took too much of a left turn. Thanks to age, Low is now considered by some (Hey, I'm part of them!) to be Bowie's best album. The songs on Low have to be heard to be believed. Always Crashing In The Same Car has Bowie singing with a very subdued voice. It's a very quiet, tragic song. It has a haunting melody. I love it.

Be My Wife is Low's most accessible song. That's not taking a crack at it, however. Be My Wife is still an excellent song. A New Career In A New Town has a great country-western/sci-fi tone to it. It's a good song. Sound and Vision is a masterpiece. It isn't Low's masterpiece, however. Sound and Vision is an incredible song. That memorable little guitar move about 40 seconds is magnificant. Bowie's overlapping lyrics fit right in with the song. The best song on Low and arguably, Bowie's greatest song, is Speed of Life. It has no lyrics but, my God... Those beautiful sounds... It's like swimming in the ocean... It's Low's masterpiece.


no.
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: Hank_Peters on July 11, 2007, 04:28:12 AM
ICE BURN.

But perhaps a reason why you said no would've helped. Do you hate David Bowie? Do you hate Low? Did Andrew kick sand in your face during grade school twenty years ago? We'll never know!
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: googergieger on July 11, 2007, 04:35:30 AM
just no.

na, i love bowie and have nothing against low.

i do however have things against tools.

no matter how many people with small penises(actual word) try to say otherwise music is subjective. some people find musicians trying new, complicated, things is better, while some find the joy and perfection in simplicity.

some people just listen to music for that, to listen to it. they get some sort of reaction from it and they are happy enough with it. they don't analyze ever second of it to go on a speech to people who'll forget what they said as soon as the conversation is done.

thats homework.

and thats wrong.
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: googergieger on July 11, 2007, 04:36:21 AM
oh and as far as greatest album of all time goes.

grandaddy-sophtware slump.
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: pyro on July 17, 2007, 03:47:00 PM

Sun City Girls -Dante's Disneyland Inferno - sheer genius - hear this now

that's the first album I downloaded of them blindly, but still haven't heard it...... Torch The Mystics is great though, and lyrically Nancy is one of my favorite songs right now, or at least today since i just listened to it again.....   was disappointed when their drummer died
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: CireDark on July 30, 2007, 09:06:02 PM
I'm guessing my musical taste is REALLY different from y'all but...

AstroCreep 2000 by White Zombie

Operation MindCrime by Queensryche...I always wanted to be Dr. X though


AstroCreep was a damn fine album, and the full track names are just absolutely adorable.
For instance, one of my favorites, "El Phantasmo and the Chicken-Run Blast-o-Rama"

Also, Operation Mindcrime is one of the best concept albums there is. Listening to it from beginning to end is the just the same as watching a movie.

However, my vote for Greatest Album of all time...

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/3/36/Nin-the_downward_spiral800.jpg/150px-Nin-the_downward_spiral800.jpg)
Nine Inch Nails
The Downward Spiral

Everyone has their story of the album that changed their lives. This album changed mine. I was a lost, lonely, isolated teenager and then I saw the video for "closer" one night on Mtv. Something clicked. Even then I was able to look past the lyrics. I was far more focused on Mark Romaneks' visuals and the musical construction of the song. Something in it spoke to me, and it wasn't just the words "I wanna..." You know...
This album, often listened to using the best pair of headphones in the house, volume cranked up to the limits of my hearing, alone in my room in pitch black, was how I survived High School.

Since other people are nominating more than one album, I guess I shall as well..

Number two goes too..

 (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/b/b8/GreaterWrongAlbumCover.jpg/200px-GreaterWrongAlbumCover.jpg)
Skinny Puppy
Greater Wrong of the Right

After a much-too-long string of silence, and many Side/Solo projects later, Skinny Puppy reunites to prove that they are still the masters of a Genre that they helped create. This album holds a very special place in my heart, but looking at the selections the rest of you have made, I don't think many of you will fully understand why, let alone agree.
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: ~)KD(~Rčn-Rŕkú on August 08, 2007, 09:18:09 AM
Depending on what type of music you nomally listen to, will affect what you think the greatest album of al time is. For example, if you like rock/metal music, you would probably be more inclined to say that Appetite For Destruction - Guns 'N' Roses would be the best, however those who are more inclined to listen to older rock music, you may say The Number Of The Beast - Iron Maiden. from my point of view, Sgt. Pepper - The Beaes is the best, but like I say, I may have a different opinion. but everyone is entitled to my own opinion.
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: Rude on August 08, 2007, 12:58:09 PM
Quote from: ~)KD(~Rčn-Rŕkú
...from my point of view, Sgt. Pepper - The Beaes is the best, but like I say, I may have a different opinion. but everyone is entitled to my own opinion.

So, uh... what was that again? We are all entitled to your opinion that The Beaes are the best?
I'm so confused.

-Rude
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: Hank_Peters on August 09, 2007, 02:30:01 PM
I however, think that Sgt. Pepper is one of the Beatles worst albums, so does this bend the laws of the universe or what? According to ~)KD(~Rčn-Rŕkú's(???) statement.
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: RobtheBarbarian on August 09, 2007, 07:24:40 PM
Well, he's got a point. A far more realistic title for this thread would be "Favorite Album Of All Time", unless "Best" was sort of a tongue-in-cheek kind of thing.

My favorite album could be
(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/P/B0001R9PC6.01._SCLZZZZZZZ_AA240_.jpg)
Exodus's Tempo of the Damned

(http://img.mp3sugar.com/album/cover290_13724.jpg)
or Motorhead's Overnight Sensation.
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: bettertomorrowamy on August 10, 2007, 03:35:10 AM
(http://g-ec2.images-amazon.com/images/I/51jaJ3ZbJ8L._SS500_.jpg)
(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/51GEg%2BODrXL._SS500_.jpg)
(http://g-ec2.images-amazon.com/images/I/61p%2BckORbJL._SS500_.jpg)
(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/41THQS02GQL._SS500_.jpg)
(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/41TBKNZK83L._SS500_.jpg)

Yeah!
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: Pearson on August 20, 2007, 08:15:51 AM
My favorites (#'s 1-5):

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Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: Starman! on April 15, 2010, 02:04:15 PM
U2 is awesome! I think that Achtung Baby is the best album EVER!


Oh and I had to share this smiley face because it's just so awkward!
:deadhorse:
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: The Lady Rommel on April 15, 2010, 03:23:48 PM
Oh, I love Bowie...have all his recordings

Gotta say my favorite of all time is Pet Sounds.  I mean, look at this track listing and say you know of a better album.

Come on, I dare you! >:D


Side one
1."Wouldn't It Be Nice" (Wilson, Asher, Mike Love) – 2:22
Features Brian Wilson and Mike Love on lead vocals
2."You Still Believe in Me" – 2:30
Features Brian Wilson on lead vocals
3."That's Not Me" – 2:27
Features Mike Love and Brian Wilson on lead vocals
4."Don't Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder)" – 2:51
Features Brian Wilson on lead vocals
5."I'm Waiting for the Day" (Wilson, Love) – 3:03
Features Brian Wilson on lead vocals
6."Let's Go Away for Awhile" (Wilson) – 2:18
Instrumental
7."Sloop John B" (Trad. arr. Wilson) – 2:56
Features Brian Wilson and Mike Love on lead vocals
[edit] Side two
8."God Only Knows" – 2:49
Features Carl Wilson [verses and chorus] , Bruce Johnston [chorus] and Brian Wilson [chorus]
9."I Know There's an Answer" (Wilson, Terry Sachen, Love) – 3:08
Features Mike Love [verses] , Alan Jardine [verses] and Brian Wilson [chorus]
10."Here Today" – 2:52
Features Mike Love on lead vocals
11."I Just Wasn't Made for These Times" – 3:11
Features Brian Wilson on lead vocals
12."Pet Sounds" (Wilson) – 2:20
Instrumental
13."Caroline, No" – 2:52
Features Brian Wilson on lead vocals
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: Teaflax on April 21, 2010, 03:39:06 AM
For all that I personally find Pet Sounds is overrated on a song-writing level, I still think it's a valid choice for best album of all time, since it's groundbreaking, very well-produced and more or less unequaled by the band that made it.
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: TheUnabeefer on April 30, 2010, 10:03:50 AM
Brian Wilson's "Smile!" album is better than Pet Sounds IMHO... although, I have about 5 days (played back to back) worth of bootlegs and session tracks from the original Smile sessions (just after Pet Sounds), and what it could have been is even better than his final 2004 album.  (I spent 3 months making my own extended mix of Smile using the original sessions... I actually went even more insane than I normally am.  Stopped sleeping, it was crazy.)

My personal pick for greatest album of all time is Pink Floyd's Animals.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/74/Pink_Floyd-Animals-Frontal.jpg)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Animals_%28album%29

I used to HATE this album, and then I spent a whole week listening to it nonstop, and it struck me finally that this is one of the most perfectly amazing albums of all time.  Basically Animal Farm in music form, every note placement and transition from natural instruments seamlessly into electronic instruments is flawlessly arranged and executed... and actually has some weight of meaning as far as the storyline goes.  (ie, how the dog barking sounds more realistic early in the cycle of Dogs, and eventually becomes more obviously mechanical sounding, as the "dogs" in the story lose their individuality.)

Anyways, incredible album and I personally love this album FAR more than The Dark Side of the Moon, which is great but overrated.


As a SECOND pick, I would have to say George Harrison's "All Things Must Pass"

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/8e/All_Things_Must_Pass.jpg)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_Things_Must_Pass

If anything, the song "My Sweet Lord" takes the cake as the greatest SONG of all time.
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: The Lady Rommel on April 30, 2010, 11:02:16 AM
I think I'm with you on "My Sweet Lord" being the best song ever.  Or at least in the top five.

My top five ever would have to be

5. Thriller - Michael Jackson
4. Automatic for the People - REM
3.  Goodbye Yellow Brick Road -  Elton John
2.  Back in Black - AC/DC
1.  and of course, Pet Sounds!
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: Nekrose on July 06, 2010, 02:13:41 PM
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Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: UncleDes on August 23, 2010, 03:54:30 PM
Right now:

#1 - Cathedral - Garden of Earthly Delights
#2 - Pelican - The Fire in our Throats will Beckon the Thaw
#3 - Tangerine Dream - Poland
#4 - Hawkwind - Live Chronicles
#5 - Cocteau Twins - Tiny Dynamine/Echoes in the Shallow Bay

Basically, I'm yer average disco duck.

Des
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: Thrashalla on August 23, 2010, 04:03:25 PM
1) Exodus - Bonded By Blood
2) Iron Maiden - Powerslave
3) Queen - A Night At The Opera
4) Judas Priest - Stained Class
5) Black Sabbath - Volume 4
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: stupid on October 09, 2010, 01:01:05 AM
The albums I've probably listened to most often in my life.

Black Sabbath - first six records
Sleep - Holy Mountain, Dopesmoker/Jerusalem
Slayer - Reign In Blood
Helmet - Meantime
Today Is The Day - Willpower, Temple Of The Morning Star, In The Eyes Of God
Eyehategod - Take As Needed For Pain
Breadwinner - Burner
The Band - Best Of
AC/DC - Back In Black
Iron Maiden - Powerslave
Mountain - Climbing, Nantucket Sleigh Ride


I guarantee I'm forgetting some. It's too damn late for 'memberin.
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: Starman! on October 10, 2010, 01:21:32 PM
Greatest albums:

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_izmPlB9MQ8I/TJDamMOqOHI/AAAAAAAAECQ/ciH_lMmBxRg/s320/U2_Boy.png)

(http://i38.tinypic.com/2lne34g.jpg)

(http://www.world4all.nl/U2/images/albums/war.jpg)

(http://www.world4all.nl/U2/images/albums/unforgettable.jpg)

(http://www.collider.com/uploads/imageGallery/U2_Band/u2_the_joshua_tree.jpg)

(http://cdon.eu/media-dynamic/images/product/00/00/00/89/97/3/35baf36d-11e4-4488-b377-eaecb5a3e375.jpg)

(http://www.140db.co.uk/wp-content/gallery/flood-albums/u2-achtung-baby.jpg)

(http://www.jezebelmusic.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/9374729fd7a0d78f9da2f010l.jpg)

(http://images.uulyrics.com/cover/u/u2/album-pop.jpg)

(http://991.com/NewGallery/U2-All-That-You-Cant-169315.jpg)

(http://cdn.pitchfork.com/media/8330-how-to-dismantle-an-atomic-bomb.jpg)

(http://www.culturebully.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/u2-no-line-on-the-horizon-cd-cover-album-art.jpg)

 ;D
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: gbeenie on October 10, 2010, 05:42:52 PM
Do you mind? I just ate.   ;)


http://listen.grooveshark.com/#/s/Hating+Someone+s+Guts+part+2+/2GgTda
Title: Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
Post by: Starman! on October 10, 2010, 07:06:36 PM
Do you mind? I just ate.   ;)


Are you dissing U2?!   :angry:  :spammer: