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Top 10 Greatest Albums of all time

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1. What's Going On - Marvin Gaye

2. Journey in to Satchidananda - Alice Coltrane

3. Astral Weeks - Van Morrison

4. There's No Place Like America Today - Curtis Mayfield

5. Hail HIM - Burning Spear

6. Sign of the Times - Prince

7. There's a Riot Goin' On - Sly and the Family Stone

8. For Emma, Forever Ago - Bon Iver

9. A Grand Don't Come for Free - The Streets

10. The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady - Charles Mingus

 
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OK, I'll play. I've compromised by considering the remit but only for music on my hard drive, so no Pet Sounds here I'm afraid.

1. Autobahn - Kraftwerk

2. Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles

3. Strait Outta Compton - N.W.A

4. The Velvet Underground & Nico - The Velvet Underground

5. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath

6. The Stooges - The Stooges

7. Surfer Rosa - Pixies

8. DSOTM - Pink Floyd

9. Kid A - Radiohead

10. Loveless - My Bloody Valentine

 
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Phobic.... some recommendations... do you do the streaming boogie?  I'll suggest a few tracks.  You can try Youtube of course,  but I'd best not jam up the thread with videos.  

Louis Armstrong - West End Blues (1928)  /  Hear Me Taking to Ya! (1928) /  Dallas Blues (1929)  

Lester Young - with Count Basie - Tickle Toe  /  Taxi War Dance  /  Lester Leaps In.  All late 1930s.  Or....



Billie Holiday - You're My Thrill (1949)  /  Solitude (1941)

Docteur Nico - Biantondi Kasanda  /  Kiri-Kiri Mabina Ya Sika  /  Independance Cha Cha (with Le Grand Kalle)  

I bloody love Docteur Nico.  He recorded countless tracks, many with Tabu Ley Rochereau, many with Joseph Kabaselle, often with his brother Dechaud or with his own band. There's hardly any decent footage of the guy, but he was small shy man.  I think his guitar playing is the prettiest, cleanest and most melodic of any guitarist in the world.  Lots about Dr Nico on the net, at last he's recognised. 

His "opposite" in the Congo / Zaire / DRC was Franco who played guitar in an incredibly exciting and attacking style.  Put the two together and their combined influence  created nigh on 60 years of wonderful soukous records.  Charlie Gillett, John Peel and Andy Kershaw used to play lots of soukous back in the day, even the Americans have caught on now!  Modern soukous guitarists include Dally Kimoko, Diblo Dibala, Syran Mbenza, Sarah Solo, Papa Noel.... 

You can't hear it so easily on Youtube, but Nico's tracks are in great sound too, early to mid 60s, all recorded in Paris I believe. 

Oasis - ah yes, there's a rare Oasis track on a single sided floppy 45, a promo I believe.  Apparently it always gets stuck in the first few seconds - that's definitely the best way to hear Oasis.  xD xD   

 
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On 21/10/2020 at 19:43, Don Ruperto said:

Phobic.... some recommendations... do you do the streaming boogie?  I'll suggest a few tracks.  You can try Youtube of course,  but I'd best not jam up the thread with videos.  

Louis Armstrong - West End Blues (1928)  /  Hear Me Taking to Ya! (1928) /  Dallas Blues (1929)  

Lester Young - with Count Basie - Tickle Toe  /  Taxi War Dance  /  Lester Leaps In.  All late 1930s.  Or....


Excellent thank you!

It's half term in the UK next week so I'll have chance to listen to these

 

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Album


Votes




1


The Beatles - Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band


4




2


Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon


3




3


Miles Davis - Bitches Brew


3




4


Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath


3




5


The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds


3




6


Kraftwerk - Autobahn


3




7


Nirvana - Nevermind


3




8


Pink Floyd - Meddle


2




9


Jimi Hendrix - Are You Experienced


2




10


Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back


2




11


Kraftwerk - Trans Europe Express


2




12


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


2




13


Prefab Sprout - Steve McQueen


2




14


Bob Dylan - Bringing it All Back Home


2




15


Prince - Sign O' The Times


2




16


The velvet underground & Nico - The Velvet Underground & Nico


2



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Kraftwerk doing well

 

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Fairport Convention - Liege and Leif
Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King
Beatles - Sgt Pepper
Ian Dury - New Boots and Panties
Led Zeppelin 1
Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells
Sex Pistols - Never mind The Bollocks
Incredible String Band - The 5000 Spirits or the Layers of the Onion
Pink Floyd - Piper at the Gates of Dawn

Not necessarily these artists best album, or even ones I necessarily like, but the ones that got into the public consciousness and/or also coming up with something new and which hugely influenced and inspired other bands and musicians.
 

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No particular order and after a few glasses

Bruce Springsteen:- Born to run
Son Volt:- Trace
Dick Gaughan:- Handful of earth
Charlatans:- Tellin stories
Little Feat:- Sailing Shoes
Gene Clark:- White light
The Doors:- Morrisons Hotel
The Clancy Brothers:- The girls wont leave the boys alone
Nick Drake:- Pink moon
Grateful Dead:- American beauty
 

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