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Favourite albums?

Post by Roseharry775 » Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:22 pm

My top five in no order are
1.The stone roses - the stone roses
2.Stg pepper lonely hearts club band - the beatles
3. Rubber soul - the beatles
4.The la's - the la's
5. A hard days night - the beatles

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Re: Favourite albums?

Post by WBM » Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:46 am

Again in no particular order;
The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses
The Wedding Present - George Best
The Pixies - Surfer Rosa
The Smiths - Meat is Murder
Beastie Boys - Ill Communications
The Fall - Extricate
The Jesus and Mary Chain - Psychocandy
The Lemonheads - it's a Shame about Ray
Massive Attack - Protection
Mega City 4 - Tranzophobia
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
Primal Scream - Screamadelica
Public Emeny - It's takes a Nation of Millions...
The Sundays - Reading, Writing and Arithmetic
The Vaccines - What did you Expect...

I've struggled to even keep this to a Top 10 :D

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Post by f0olsgold » Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:46 pm

no order, obviously incomplete

revolver - beatles
the stone roses
pet sounds - beach boys
rubber soul - beatles
turn turn turn - byrds
bold as love - jimi hendrix
time changes everything - john squire
1/2/3/4 - led zep
houses of the holy - led zep
abbey road - beatles
forever changes - love
standing on the shouder of giants - oasis
all things must pass - george harrison
wings over america - wings
second coming - stone roses
heathen chemistry - oasis
help - beatles
kinda kinks - kinks
let it bleed - stones
are you experienced - jimi hendrix
lennon/plastic ono band
notorious byrds bros - byrds
5 live yardbirds - yardbirds
confusion colours cruel designs

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Post by thomas » Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:57 pm

-the stone roses,
-never mind the bollocks, sex pistols
-24hrpppfcswo, happy mondays
-dopesmoker, sleep
-original pirate material, the streets
-my war, black flag
-revolver, the beatles
-the las,
-urban hymns, the verve
-x&y, coldplay
-holy mountain, sleep
-the masterplan, oasis (not really an album but)
-master of reality, black sabbath
-bummed, happy mondays
-the doors,
-chicken rhythms, northside
-new order, movement
Glesga '13
Council house stadium '16

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Post by candy_floss_girl » Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:19 am

I wouldn't know where to start. I probably would have to compile a Top 100 list.

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Post by Northern Guy » Fri Jul 14, 2017 2:24 pm

I've got some time... let me see...

"Real" albums:

Blossom Dearie (1957)
John Coltrane -- Blue Train (1957)
Workin' with the Miles Davis Quintet (1959; recorded 1956)
Dave Brubeck Quartet -- Time Out (1959)
Elvis Presley -- Elvis is Back! (1960)
Johnny Cash -- Ride This Train (1960)
The Beatles -- Please Please Me (1963)
The Beatles -- At the Beeb / Radio Active-4 (bootleg) (r.1963)
The Beatles -- Beatles '65 (1964)
Bob Dylan -- Bringing It All Back Home (1965)
John Coltrane -- A Love Supreme (1965)
Turn! Turn! Turn! -- The Byrds (1965)
The Doors (1967)
Van Morrison -- Astral Weeks (1968)
The Beatles [aka. White Album] (1968)
The Beatles -- Let it Be... Naked (r. 1969/70)
The Beatles -- Abbey Road (1969)
Joni Mitchell -- Clouds (1969)
George Harrison -- All Things Must Pass (1970)
Joni Mitchell -- Ladies of the Canyon (1970)
Joan Baez -- One Day at a Time (1970)
Curtis Mayfield -- Curtis (1970)
John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band (1970)
Cat Stevens -- Tea for the Tillerman (1970)
Joan Baez -- Blessed Are... (1971)
Joni Mitchell -- Blue (1971)
The Rolling Stones -- Sticky Fingers (1971)
Stevie Wonder -- Talking Book (1972)
Stevie Wonder -- Innervisions (1973)
Bob Dylan -- Blood on the Tracks (1975)
Stevie Wonder -- Songs in the Key of Life (1976)
The Clash -- London Calling (1979)
Yazoo -- Upstairs at Eric's (1982)
Prince & The Revolution -- Purple Rain (1984)
U2 -- The Unforgettable Fire (1984)
Prince & The Revolution -- Around the World in a Day (1985)
Prince -- Sign O' The Times (1987)
U2 -- The Joshua Tree (1987)
Sinéad O'Connor -- The Lion & The Cobra (1987)
Sting -- ...Nothing Like the Sun (1987)
Prince -- 'Small Club' (live bootleg) (r.1988)
The Stone Roses (1989)
Indigo Girls (1989)
The Grapes of Wrath -- Now and Again (1989)
U2 -- Achtung Baby (1991)
R.E.M. -- Automatic For the People (1992)
Björk -- Debut (1993)
Liz Phair -- Exile in Guyville (1993)
Sting -- Ten Summoner's Tales (1993)
Counting Crows -- Recovering the Satellites (1996)
The Juliana Hatfield Three -- Become What You Are (1993)
Speech -- Spiritual People (2000 -- the Japanese edition)
Michael Kiwanuka -- Home Again (2012)

Compilation albums:

The Definitive Louis Armstrong [Ken Burns' Jazz series] (r.1923-1967)
Billie Holiday -- Lady's Decca Days vol. 1 (r.1944-1950)
Miles Davis -- Birth of the Cool (r. 1949-50)
Elvis Presley -- The Sun Sessions (r. 1954-55)
Bob Marley & The Wailers -- Legend (r.1973-1980)
Bob Marley & The Wailers -- Natural Mystic: the Legend Lives On (r.1975-1980)
The Byrds -- Greatest Hits [1999 reissue] (r.1965-1967)
The Best of the Doors (r.1966-1970)
Gladys Knight & The Pips -- Midnight Train to Georgia: The Greatest Hits (r.1973-1980)
Simon & Garfunkel's Greatest Hits (r.1964-1970)
R.E.M. -- And I Feel Fine: The Best of R.E.M. (r.1982-1987)
R.E.M. -- In Time: The Best of R.E.M.: 1988-2003
The Rolling Stones -- Hot Rocks 1964-1971
Aretha Franklin -- 30 Greatest Hits (r.1967-1974)
The Essential Bruce Springsteen (r.1972-2002)
Clannad -- PastPresent (r.1982-1989)
The Smiths: The Sound of The Smiths (r.1982-1987)
The Best of Van Morrison (r.1964-1989)
The Police -- Greatest Hits (r.1977-1983)
The Stone Roses -- Turns into Stone (r.1988-1990)

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Re: Favourite albums?

Post by candy_floss_girl » Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:48 pm

All right, I'll give it a go. In alphabetical order:

The Beach Boys, Pet Sound
The Beatles, Rubber Soul
The Beatles, Revolver
The Beatles, Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
The Beatles, Magical Mystery Tour
The Beatles, The White Album
The Beatles, Abbey Road
Bob Dylan, The Freewheelin'
Bob Dylan, Bringing It All Back Home
Bob Dylan, Highway 61 Revisited
Bob Dylan, Blonde on Blonde
Buffalo Springfield, Buffalo Springfield Again
The Byrds, Younger Than Yesterday
The Byrds, Fifth Dimension
Love, Forever Changes
Nick Drake, Five Leaves Left
Simon & Grafunkel, The Sound of Silence
Simon & Garfunkel, Bookends
Simon & Garfunkel, The Graduate
Tim Buckley, Happy/Sad
The Velvet Underground, The Velvet Underground and Nico
The Zombies, Odessey Oracle

Big Star, Record #1
Bob Dylan, Blood on the Tracks
Carole King, Tapestry
Cat Stevens, Tea For the Tillerman
Cat Stevens, Teaser and the Firecat
David Bowie, Hunky Dory
David Bowie, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
David Bowie, Diamond Dogs
Edoardo Bennato, Burattino Senza FIli
Francesco De Gregori, Rimmel
Genesis, A Trick of The Tail
George Harrison, All Things Must Pass
Joni Mitchell, Blue
Joy Division, Unknown Pleasures
Lou Reed, Transformer
Neil Young, On The Beach
Nick Drake, Bryter Layter
Nick Drake, Pink Moon
Patty Smith, Horses
Pink Floyd, Dark Side of the Moon
Simon and Garfunkel, Bridge Over Trouble Water
Television, Marquee Moon
Toquinho and Vinicius, O Poeta e o Violao

Bryan Adams, Reckless
The Church, The Blurred Crusade
The Church, Starfish
The Cure, Head on the Door
The Cure, Disintegration
Duran Duran, Rio
Franco Battiato, La voce del Padrone
The House of Love, The House of Love
INXS, Kick
The Jesus and Mary Chain, Psychocandy
The Jesus and Mary Chain, Darklands
Kate Bush, Hounds of Love
Michael Jackson, Thriller
Paul Simon, Graceland
Peter Gabriel, So
Prince, Purple Rain
REM, Murmur
REM, Life's Rich Pageant
REM, Green
The Replacements, Let It Be
Simon & Garfunkel, The Concert in Central Park
Sonic Youth, Evol
Sonic Youth, Daydream Nation
The Smiths, The Smiths
The Stone Roses, The Stone Roses
Suzanne Vega, Solitude Standing
Then Jerico, First
Tracy Chapman, Tracy Chapman
The Travelling Wilburys, The Traveling Wilburys Volume 1
U2, The Joshua Tree

Air, Moon Safari
Beck, Mellow Gold
Beck, Odelay
Beck, Mutations
Beck, Midnite Vultures
The Beta Band, Three EPs
Blur, Modern Life is Rubbish
Blur, Parklife
Blur, Blur
Blur, 13
The Charlatans, Between 10th and 11th
The Church, Priest=Aura
The Cocteau Twins, Heaven Or Las Vegas
Crowded House, Woodface
Depeche Mode, Violator
Eels, Beautiful Freak
Eels, Electric-Shock Blues
Elliott Smith, Either/Or
Elliot Smith, XO
Eric Clapton, Unplugged
Fatboy Slim, You've Come A Long Way Baby
The Flaming Lips, The Soft Bulletin
Gomez, Bring It On
The Happy Mondays, Pills, Thrills and Bellyaches
Jeff Buckley, Grace
The Jesus and Mary Chain, Stoned and Dethroned
The La's, The La's
Madonna, Ray of Light
My Bloody Valentine, Loveless
Neil Young, Harvest Moon
Nirvana, Nevermind
Nirvana, Unplugged
Oasis, Definitely Maybe
Oasis, (What's The Story) Morning Glory
Pavement, Crooked Rain Crooked Rain
Pavement, Brighten the Corners
Pavement, Terror Twilight
Primal Scream, Screamadelica
Radiohead, OK Computer
REM, Out of Time
REM, Automatic for the People
Ride, Nowhere
Shack, HMS Fable
Sonic Youth, Dirty
Sonic Youth, Washing Machine
Spiritualized, Ladies and Gentlemen We're Floating in Space
Stereophonics, Performance and Cocktails
The Stone Roses, Second Coming
Suede, Suede
Suede, Dog Man Star
Suede, Coming Up
The Sundays, ‎Reading, Writing and Arithmetic
U2, Achtung Baby
The Verve, Urban Hymns
Wilco, Summerteeth

Alexi Murdoch, Time Without Consequence
Amy Winehouse, Back to Black
Badly Drawn Boy, About A Boy
Badly Drawn Boy, Have You Fed the Fish?
Beck, Sea Change
Beck, Guero
Beck, The Information
Beck, Modern Guilt
Blur, Think Tank
Carbon Leaf, Indian Summer
Charlotte Gainsburg, IRM
Coldplay, Parachutes
Coldplay, A Rush of Blood to the Head
Doves, The Last Broadcast
Elliott Smith, Figure 8
Elliott Smith, From A Basement on the Hill
The Flaming Lips, Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
Goldfrapp, Supernature
Goldfrapp, Seventh Tree
Gorillaz, Gorillaz
Gorillaz, Demon Days
Graham Coxon, The Spinning Top
Interpol, Turn On The Bright Lights
John Squire, Time Changes Everything
Kasabian, Kasabian
Lemon Jelly, Horizons
MGMT, Oracular Spectacular
Norah Jones, Come Away With Me
Obi, The Magic Land of Radio
Phoenix, Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
Ryan Adams, Heartbreaker
Ryan Adams, Gold
Ryan Adams, Demolition
Ryan Adams, Love is Hell
Ryan Adams, 29
Ryan Adams and the Cardinals, Cold Roses
St Vincent, Marry Me
St Vincent, Actor
The Shins, Wincing the Night Aaway
The Strokes, Room on Fire
Sufjan Stevens, Michigan
Sufjn Stevens, Illinoise
Wilco, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
Wilco, A Ghost is Born
Wilco, Wilco
Zero 7, Simple Things

Arcade Fire, The Suburbs
Arctic Monkeys, Suck It and See
Beck, Morning Phase
The Black Keys, El Camino
Blur, The Magic Whip
Father John Misty, I Love You, Honeybear
Father John Misty, Pure Comedy
First Aid Kit, The Lion's Roar
First Aid Kit, Stay Gold
Fleetfoxes, Helplessness Blues
Goldfrapp, Silver Eye
I Am Kloot, Let It All In
Jake Bugg, Jake Bugg
Norah Jones, Little Broken Hearts
Paul Simon, Stranger to Stranger
Radiohead, A Moon Shaped Pool
Richard Hawley, Standing at the Sky's Edge
Ryan Adams, Ashes and Fire
Ryan Adams, Prisoner
The Shins, Port of Morrow
Spoon, Tranceference
Spoon, Hot Thoughts
St Vincent, St Vincent
Steven Mason, Meet the Humans
Tame Impala, Innerspeaker
Tame Impala, Lonerism
Temples, Sun Structures
Ty Segall, Manipulator
TY Segall, Ty Segall
The War on Drugs, Lost In A dream

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Re: Favourite albums?

Post by made of scone » Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:46 pm

The Sonics - Here Are The Sonics!!! (1965)
Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited (1965)
Otis Redding - Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul (1965)
Bob Dylan - Blonde on Blonde (1966)
Wilson Pickett - The Exciting Wilson Pickett (1966)
The Beatles - Revolver (1966)
The Velvet Underground & Nico - The Velvet Underground & Nico (1967)
The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)
Love - Forever Changes (1967)
Leonard Cohen - Songs of Leonard Cohen (1967)
Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood - Nancy & Lee (1968)
Small Faces - Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake (1968)
The Impressions - The Young Mods' Forgotten Story (1969)
Yusef Lateef - Yusef Lateef's Detroit: Latitude 42° 30' Longitude 83° (1969)
Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band - Trout Mask Replica (1969)
Miles Davis - In a Silent Way (1969)
Frank Zappa - Hot Rats (1969)

Lee Hazlewood - Cowboy in Sweden (1970)
Syl Johnson - Is It Because I'm Black (1970)
Curtis Mayfield - Curtis (1970)
Neil Young - After the Gold Rush (1970)
Lee Hazlewood - Requiem for an Almost Lady (1971)
Leonard Cohen - Songs of Love and Hate (1971)
The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers (1971)
The Rolling Stones - Exile on Main St. (1972)
Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band - Clear Spot (1972)
Mandingo - The Primeval Rhythm of Life (1973)
Fela Ransome-Kuti & The Africa '70 - Afrodisiac (1973)
Iggy and The Stooges - Raw Power (1973)
Al Green - Call Me (1973)
Neil Young - On the Beach (1974)
Millie Jackson - Caught Up (1974)
The Prophets - Conquering Lion (1975)
The Abyssinians - Satta Masa Gana (1976)
Jorge Ben - África Brasil (1976)
David Bowie - Station to Station (1976)
Fẹla and Afrika 70 - Sorrow Tears and Blood (1977)
Iggy Pop - The Idiot (1977)
The Clash - The Clash (1977)
Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Live Rust (1979)

Dexys Midnight Runners - Searching for the Young Soul Rebels (1980)
The Jam - The Gift (1982)
Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska (1982)
Tom Waits - Rain Dogs (1985)
The Jesus and Mary Chain - Darklands (1987)
The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses (1989)
Pixies - Doolittle (1989)

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - The Good Son (1990)
The La's - The La's (1990)
Morrissey - Bona Drag (1990) (comp I know... )
A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory (1991)
Primal Scream - Screamadelica (1991)
Lemonheads - It's a Shame About Ray (1992)
Nirvana - In utero (1993)
The Lemonheads - Come On Feel the Lemonheads (1993)
Wu-Tang Clan - Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) (1993)
Oasis - Definitely Maybe (1994)
GZA - Liquid Swords (1995)
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - The Boatman's Call (1997)

Primal Scream - XTRMNTR (2000)
Super Furry Animals - Rings Around the World (2001)
The Strokes - Is This It (2001)
The Streets - Original Pirate Material (2002)
The Coral - The Coral (2002)
LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver (2007)

Josh T. Pearson - Last of the Country Gentlemen (2011)
Kamasi Washington - The Epic (2015)
David Bowie - ★ [Blackstar] (2016)
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree (2016)

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Re: Favourite albums?

Post by Northern Guy » Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:16 am

made of scone wrote:
Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:46 pm
The Sonics - Here Are The Sonics!!! (1965)
What's this?
made of scone wrote:
Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:46 pm
Otis Redding - Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul (1965)
A bit ashamed to say I've never sat down and listened to this LP. I will do so very soon...
made of scone wrote:
Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:46 pm
Lee Hazlewood - Cowboy in Sweden (1970)
Crikey, never thought I'd see Lee Hazlewood referenced on a Roses' forum...! My parents had one of his hippie-era albums... one with Nancy Sinatra.

By the way, it looks like the 80s was not a hot decade in music for you...

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Re: Favourite albums?

Post by made of scone » Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:54 am

The Sonics were one of the first garage-rock bands, they mostly performed covers but had a raw energy that was way ahead of its time.
Check out a track https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVWAE6n_G4Q

Otis blue was my entry point into soul music as an album format. Too often soul is spoken about as genre that was only concerned with singles but this record opened up that world for me, I've had years of discovering wonderful soul records.

Nancy & Lee record is fantastic, kinda cheesy in spots, though that's part of its charm. The Cowboy In Sweden LP is pretty much a masterpiece that sounds somewhere between country & psych. He made it in his time living in Sweden and for years it was only available there & in Germany, so for years it remained mostly unheard. Thankfully it was finally re-issued a while back (a nice vinyl re-issue came out this year too) & it has slowly but surely started to find an audience.
Here's a haunting song called The Night Before https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPLS7NCpoxA

Looking at that list I guess it would appear that way, I LOVE a ton of 80s records, but I prefer those that I've listed (plus I think I got bored making this list :lol: ) Also as a big fan of a lot of reggae, soul & funk the 80s were not the kindest to those genres. Though I do admit, 80s production used to put me off when I was younger. I think being born 83 and being a 90s kid when it came to music the bands I liked then (mostly britpop) had a tendency to dismiss the 80s & look back much further (mostly to the 60s) so it did take me a few years to realise I'd been a wally & tha there was plenty of wonderful music made in that decade.

Here's some 80s records I love though:

The Vaselines - Dum-Dum (1989)
Thee Headcoats - Headcoats Down! (1989)
Nirvana - Bleach (1989)
Willie Dee - Controversy (1989)
N.W.A - Straight Outta Compton (1988)
The Smiths - Strangeways, Here We Come (1987)
Guns n' Roses - Appetite for Destruction (1987)
Prince - Sign "☮" the Times (1987)
Public Enemy - Yo! Bum Rush the Show (1987)
The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead (1986)
Thee Mighty Caesars - Acropolis Now (1986)
Leonard Cohen - Various Positions (1984)
The Smiths - Hatful of Hollow (1984) (comp, but the most essential Smiths release for me)
The Milkshakes - Nothing Can Stop These Men (1984)
Tom Waits - Swordfishtrombones (1983)
Billy Bragg - Life's a Riot With Spy vs. Spy (1983)
Television Personalities - ...And Don't the Kids Just Love It (1981) (such an underrated record)
The Jam - Sound Affects (1980)
Prince - Dirty Mind (1980)
Manu Dibango - Gone Clear (1980)
David Bowie - Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps) (1980)

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