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My Top 20 albums of all time...

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1. If you want blood you´ve got it (Live)  AC/DC

2. Balls to the wall. Accept'

3. Nothing Is wrong. Dawes

4. Holy Diver. Dio

5. Harvest Moon. Neil Young

6. Blonde on Blonde. Dylan

7. Never mind the bollocks. Sex Pistols

8. Isolation. Toto

9. In Transit. Saga

10. Dehumanizer. Black Sabbath

11. Bachman Turner Overdrive. BTO

12. Van Halen. Van Halen

13. Astra. Asia

14. Razamanaz. Nazareth

15. Headquake. Sator

16. Caught in the game. Survivor

17. 1987. Whitesnake

18. Black Tiger. Y&T

19. Denim and leather. Saxon

20. Life. Thin Lizzy :)

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1. Wishbone Ash - Argus

2. Blue October - Things We Do At Night

3. David Bowie - Dark Star

4. Jackson Browne - Saturate When Wet

5. Jeff Buckley - Grace

6. Tim Buckley - Tim Buckley

7. Bob Dylan - Blood On Tracks

8. Bob Dylan - Desire

9. Bob Dylan - Infidels

10.Bob Dylan - Street Legal

11.Kraftwerk - The Man Machine

12. Nils Lofgren - Acoustic Live

13.Van Morrison - Astral Weeks

14.Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run

15.Bruce Springsteen - The River 

16.The Doors - The Doors

17.The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground

18. Neil Young - Harvest

19.Neil Young - After The Goldrush 

20.Love - Forever Changes

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some great albums there from you both.

makes me wonder which albums keep getting multiple mentions, I might have to go back through and make of list of stuff to try out

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Like many here, my tastes are too catholic to confine any listing to a single genre.  I could be indulgent and list twenty albums of every type of music (principally classical, rock and jazz, in that order) that I like, but that would be cheating.  So, if confined to only twenty albums from my entire collection, today I’d go for these, in no order of merit:

 

Beethoven: Symphony no.5 (LAPO/Giulini)

Beethoven: Symphony no.6 (Pittsburgh SO/Steinberg)

Beethoven: Symphony no.9 (Bayreuth Fest/Furtwaengler)

Brahms: Symphony no.2 (LPO/Jochum)

Mahler: Symphony no.9 (BPO/Karajan - studio recording)

Smetana: Ma vlast (Czech PO/Kubelik)

Sibelius: Symphonies 4 & 6 (BPO/Karajan, DG)

Haydn: String Quartets Op.64 (Tatrai Quartet)

Dave Brubeck Quartet: Jazz Impressions of New York

Gary Peacock: Tales of Another

Maynard Ferguson: New Vintage

Jan Garbarek Quartet: Afric Pepperbird

Steve Winwood: Arc of a Diver

Jethro Tull: Benefit

Hatfield and the North: The Rotters’ Club

Robert Wyatt: Rock Bottom

David Bowie: Ziggy Stardust

The Beatles: Rubber Soul

Caravan: Caravan

Van der Graaf Generator: World Record

 

I say “today”, because by tomorrow I’ll have thought of at least twenty more… but at least half of the above are safe bets.

Cor, this is hard!

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This is tough... “of all time”... well here are at least twenty albums I return to frequently, whatever that means. Apparently 25% jazz. 15 years ago it would have been 75%. But still no classical on my top 20.

Porcupine Tree: In Absentia

Keith Jarret: The Cure

Count Basie: Count Basie and Kansas City 7

Arne Domnerus:  Jazz at the Pawnshop

Quiet Hollers: Quiet Hollers

Kate Bush: The Kick Inside

Max Raptor: Mother’s Ruin

Sting: 57th & 9th

Trio Töykeät: G’Day

Ana Moura: Desfado

Suzanne Vega: Beauty & Crime

Patricia Barber: Café Blue

Nataly Dawn: Haze

Lake Street Dive: Bad Self Portraits

Blackberry Smoke: Little Piece of Dixie

Rachelle Ferrel: Individuality (Can I Be Me?)

Nazareth: Close Enough for Rock N Roll

Eric Clapton: Riding With The King

Hannah Epperson: Upsweep

Malcolm Holcombe: For The Mission Baby

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6 hours ago, CaptenBonScott said:

1. If you want blood you´ve got it (Live)  AC/DC

From Glasgow with an amazing 'Hell Ain't A Bad Place To Be' :D Great choice.

5 hours ago, HIGHWAY61 said:

1. Wishbone Ash - Argus

2. Blue October - Things We Do At Night

3. David Bowie - Dark Star

4. Jackson Browne - Saturate When Wet

5. Jeff Buckley - Grace

6. Tim Buckley - Tim Buckley

7. Bob Dylan - Blood On Tracks

8. Bob Dylan - Desire

9. Bob Dylan - Infidels

10.Bob Dylan - Street Legal

11.Kraftwerk - The Man Machine

12. Nils Lofgren - Acoustic Live

13.Van Morrison - Astral Weeks

14.Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run

15.Bruce Springsteen - The River 

16.The Doors - The Doors

17.The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground

18. Neil Young - Harvest

19.Neil Young - After The Goldrush 

20.Love - Forever Changes

Lots of my favourites in there too. How do you have the name HIGHWAY61 and don't chose that album? 9_9

2 hours ago, Fitter Stoke said:

Jan Garbarek Quartet: Afric Pepperbird

Love Beast of Kommodo!

21 minutes ago, HansBertil said:

This is tough... “of all time”... well here are at least twenty albums I return to frequently, whatever that means. Apparently 25% jazz. 15 years ago it would have been 75%. But still no classical on my top 20.

Porcupine Tree: In Absentia

Keith Jarret: The Cure

Count Basie: Count Basie and Kansas City 7

Arne Domnerus:  Jazz at the Pawnshop

Quiet Hollers: Quiet Hollers

Kate Bush: The Kick Inside

Max Raptor: Mother’s Ruin

Sting: 57th & 9th

Trio Töykeät: G’Day

Ana Moura: Desfado

Suzanne Vega: Beauty & Crime

Patricia Barber: Café Blue

Nataly Dawn: Haze

Lake Street Dive: Bad Self Portraits

Blackberry Smoke: Little Piece of Dixie

Rachelle Ferrel: Individuality (Can I Be Me?)

Nazareth: Close Enough for Rock N Roll

Eric Clapton: Riding With The King

Hannah Epperson: Upsweep

Malcolm Holcombe: For The Mission Baby

Lots I don't know, but thanks for the suggestions...I'll need to have a listen. I do however love the sound recording of Jazz at the Pawnshop. 

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1 hour ago, SnapperMike said:

Love Beast of Kommodo!

Yeah, great isn't it?  As soon as that amazing rhythm section of Arild Andersen and Jon Christensen gets going with that frantic backdrop, followed by Terje Rypdal's faintly amplified chords, you just know you're in for something special.  I just love the way that Garbarek's monster stirs, yawns, and screams into life,  To me (and I'm a confirmed JG fan) he's never bettered this.  As much as I continue to admire him, it's Jan Garbarek's earliest albums that define his greatness for me.  And what a band he led fifty years ago!

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And while in a mood for lists, my list of the seminal albums that changed everything, even though it was not always apparent on their release, and still influence music today :

1966 - The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds

1966 - Bob Dylan - Blonde On Blonde

1967 - The Beatles - Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band

1967 - The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground And Nico

1975 - Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run

1978 - Ramones - Ramones

1978 - Kraftwerk - The Man-Machine

1991 - Nirvana - Nevermind

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Interesting reading but I'm surprised how many mentions Desire gets. I do have it in my collection it's not a bad album but I won't not put it in my top 5 Dylan albums, probably not even top 10. Blood on the Tracks and Blonde on Blonde  would be my top 2 Dylans.

There are a few I don't know on the lists which I will try later.

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  1. Pink Floyd - The Wall (1979)
  2. The Beatles - Abbey Road (1969)
  3. The Who - Who’s Next (1971)
  4. Jethro Tull - Aqualung (1971)
  5. Rod Stewart - Foot Loose & Fancy Free (1977)
  6. Fleetwod Mac - Tusk (1979)
  7. Simple Minds - New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84) (1982)
  8. Tracy Chapman - Tracy Chapman (1988)
  9. Bruce Springsteen - Human Touch (1992)
  10. Bryan Adams - Reckless (1984)
  11. Stevie Ray Vaughan - Texas Flood (1983)
  12. Suzanne Vega - Solitude Standing (1987)
  13. Eagles - The Long Run (1979)
  14. Talk Talk - The Colour of Spring (1986)
  15. Dire Straits - Dire Straits (1978)
  16. Joe Jackson - Body and Soul (1984)
  17. Neil Young - On the Beach (1974)
  18. David Bowie - Station to Station (1976)
  19. Joe Cocker - Sheffield Steel (1982)
  20. Crosby, Still & Nash - CSN (1977)

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  1. Bach - Goldberg variations- Glenn Gould
  2. Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 5
  3. Rimsky-Korsakov - Scheherazade
  4. Beethoven - Symphony No. 6
  5. Verdi - La Traviata
  6. Pink Floyd - Atom heart mother
  7. Return to Forever - Return to Forever
  8. Dave Brubeck Quartet - Time Out
  9. Tchaikovsky - Piano Concerto No. 1
  10. Yes - Close to the edge
  11. Keith Jarrett - The Köln Concert
  12. Bach - The welltempered piano
  13. Paul Simon - Graceland
  14. Emerson, Lake & Palmer- Tarkus
  15. Rossini - Il barbiere di Siviglia
  16. The Doors - The Doors
  17. Jethro Tull - Thick as a brick
  18. Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells
  19. Antonio Vivaldi - Le Quattro Stagioni
  20. Grieg - Peer Gynt Suite

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I suggest :

(1) Interesting and varied selection of picks.

(2) The "age profile" of contributors looks very similar, but we probably knew that anyway.

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  1. Guided by Voices - Alien Lanes
  2. Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
  3. Beatles - St Pepper
  4. Zombies - Odessey  & Oracle
  5. Kinks - Something Else
  6. Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
  7. Frank Zappa - Sheik Yerbouty
  8. Eels - End Times
  9. Television Personalities - They Could Have Been Bigger Than The Beatles
  10. Velvet Underground - Velvet Underground & Nico
  11. The Who - Who‘s Next
  12. Billy Bragg - Live‘s A Riot with Spy vs Spy
  13. The Specials - The Specials
  14. The Clash - London Calling
  15. David Bowie - Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust ...
  16. Iggy Pop - Lust For Life
  17. Interzone - Interzone
  18. Pink Floyd - Piper At The Gates Of Dawn
  19. Simon & Garfunkel - Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme
  20. Wire - 154

Not my all time top 20 (would take me months to evaluate...) but just the result of 5minutes creating a list of „preferred“ albums leaving no time for too much thinking...

I am a bit surprised about the result:

- not a single jazz album (although jazz music is having it‘s fair share in my record collection
- no record issued after 2010
- hardly any „audiophile“ records


 

 

 

 

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In order of recollection:

Genesis: Selling England by the Pound

Genesis: Lamb Lies Down on Broadway

Kate Bush: Hounds of Love

Kate Bush: Aerial

Yes: Tales from Topographic Oceans

Yes: Close to the Edge

Marillion: Brave

Marillion: This Strange Engine

Marillion: F.E.A.R.

Led Zeppelin: III

Peter Gabriel: Us

Talk Talk: Spirit of Eden

Beck: ハイパースペース (Hyperspace)

The Durutti Column: Fidelity

The Durutti Column: Guitars and Other Machines

Jethro Tull: Thick as a Brick

Mike Oldfield: Crises

Tears for Fears: Seeds of Love

Madonna: Ray of Light

David Bowie: Diamond Dogs

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