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Votes for all entries you feel are important enough to deserve a spot on the list. Don't just vote for shit because you like it, and don't just not vote for shit because you don't like it.

A Night at the Opera - Queen
10 (14.3%)
Ten - Pearl Jam
11 (15.7%)
Avalon - Roxy Music
5 (7.1%)
Paranoid - Black Sabbath
7 (10%)
Ænema - Tool
6 (8.6%)
What A Crying Shame - The Mavericks
2 (2.9%)
Life'll Kill Ya - Warren Zevon
4 (5.7%)
Sailing The Seas Of Cheese - Primus
6 (8.6%)
London Calling - The Clash
11 (15.7%)
Off The Deep End - Weird Al Yakovic
8 (11.4%)

Total Members Voted: 24

Voting closed: August 19, 2012, 04:15:28 PM


Author Topic: 100 Albums to Which You Have to Listen, or All Y'all Need to Hear This!!!  (Read 41703 times)

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Offline Asbestos Bill

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So, everyone would get ten votes? What would be a reasonable qualifying number? Maybe we should do a few rounds and see how many people are voting per round, and then make it a minimum percentage.

I would think 7 or 8 or so. I don't think it needs to be higher than that, anyway—if we don't have enough voters to get up to that, it would need to be lowered, of course.

I wonder how many have the time or the inclination to go get the albums and listen to them, but okay. I could see this turning into more of a listening club, anyway. However, I think people should include a video of what they think is the best song off the album, and maybe write at least a sentence or two about why they believe the album should be included. Before I go around getting albums, I'd like to at least hear a representative sample. I'm not gonna track something down that I know I'm not gonna like.

What do you guys think?

Good idea. I'll go back and add links to my post.


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Moving Pictures - Rush

In my opinion, one of the top twenty albums of all time. The musicianship on this album is phenomenal, the lyrics are well written, and the songs are just great. This was Rush at their peak. I think regardless of whether or not you're into progressive rock, this album can be appreciated on at least a couple levels.

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« Last Edit: July 08, 2012, 06:53:02 PM by D.B. Barnes »
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Hey what happened to the poll?

Never mind.  It is back now.  It disappeared for me for a sec.

Time to get to listening to some tracks.  Lots of stuff can be found streaming online via Youtube or other sources, so it is possible to at least listen to a great deal of these albums.  But please present some deep tracks from your selections.  Everyone knows the hits, it is the deeper stuff that makes these albums (mine at least in particular) classics.
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Sorry, I had to delete the poll to change the settings so people can change their votes. This is so you can either vote a little at a time, or all at once. Just remember, that when you go to modify your vote, you have to select everything you've voted for in the past.

For the one person who already voted, please vote again.
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[After losing what little progress in functioning I've made in the last week with the Abraxas post,] I'll be blunt: if there aren't at least links to tunes off of albums, I don't have the functioning to go looking for nominees.  So for those not embedding either YouTube, or a link to an audio-only source, if I haven't heard what you are nominating yet, I won't before voting.

I suspect there are others who, for different reasons, won't bother looking if not presented with SOMEthing as a sample.  [Which is why I went back and figured out the problem I was having with the embedding for Abraxas on the first page.]


But please present some deep tracks from your selections.  Everyone knows the hits, it is the deeper stuff that makes these albums (mine at least in particular) classics.

I agree with the sentiment on "deep tracks", as I often think the 'non-hits' are the better music on albums.  And, if the 'non-hits' are thought worthless by the listener, basically the album is also.

However I disagree with the "Everyone knows the hits"; I've gone out of my way to not listen to 'Top 20' stations, or even mainstream radio since I was probably 13 or so.  [WXRT in the 70s and early 80s (when it still played the unusual) in Chicago, WDET in the late 80s-to-whenever-Ann-Delisi-left in the Detroit area.]  My musical taste seldom crosses paths with mainstream music.  So for many artists I've never heard the 'hits'; for quite a few, I've never heard anything by them.
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However I disagree with the "Everyone knows the hits"; I've gone out of my way to not listen to 'Top 20' stations, or even mainstream radio since I was probably 13 or so.  [WXRT in the 70s and early 80s in Chicago, WDET in the late 80s-to-whenever-Ann-Delisi-left in the Detroit area.]  My musical taste seldom crosses paths with mainstream music.  So for many artists I've never heard the 'hits'; for quite a few, I've never heard anything by them.

Also, for me, an album should be listened to straight through to really be judged. There are some albums on which every song is good that don't hold up together in the order they are arranged. Take The Shins' Wincing the Night Away. I always got bored by it in the second half because they put their 4 best songs first. Once I realized that I actually did enjoy each of the songs separately, I rearranged the tracks in a playlist and now it's enjoyable throughout.


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Ok, I promise not to nominate too many U2 albums. ;)

For the next round though, I'll nominate Achtung Baby - U2. My favorite album of all time.


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Ok, I promise not to nominate too many U2 albums. ;)

Ha, I as thinking of nominating this:


Really, it's just a large, box shaped, album, isn't it?  ;D 8)




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If I had to pick one, I'd go with Physical Graffiti. Houses of the Holy is also great.

[EDIT} Forgot about 4. That's a classic.


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Do I really need to link songs from Dark Side of the Moon?
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I'm going to suck at this thread so much. The last album I bought was the the soundtrack to some Mass Effect 2 DLC.


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Do I really need to link songs from Dark Side of the Moon?

There are a few albums that probably get a pass on this. It's like the VIP list that gets you into the real party in the back room of the club.
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well these will be some interesting polls. I will nominate what i consider the best album out there

Yes Close to The Edge

three songs all great in their own way not to mention lovely artwork which is a part of albums that we should not forget about.


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