BBO Discussion Forums: Expand My Musical Horizons - BBO Discussion Forums

Jump to content

  • 2 Pages +
  • 1
  • 2
  • You cannot start a new topic
  • You cannot reply to this topic

Expand My Musical Horizons my top 10 albums

#1 User is offline   daveharty 

  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Full Members
  • Posts: 694
  • Joined: 2010-October-21
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Ann Arbor, MI
  • Interests:Bridge, juggling, disc sports, Jane Austen, writing, cosmology, and Mexican food

Posted 2012-September-18, 22:33

I'm sure it's been done here before, but I'm posting a list of my Top 10 Albums Of All Time, in the hope that others will do the same and give me some inspiration for expanding my musical collection. Okay, actually it's the Top 15 Albums Of All Time; I couldn't narrow it down any further. In no particular order:

The Velvet Underground, "The Velvet Underground & Nico"
Genesis, "The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway"
Massive Attack, "Mezzanine"
Stereolab, "Mars Audiac Quintet"
R.E.M., "Reckoning"
The Police, "Synchronicity"
Beth Orton, "Central Reservation"
Liz Phair, "Exile in Guyville"
My Bloody Valentine, "Loveless"
Jane's Addiction, "Nothing's Shocking"
PJ Harvey, "Dry"
Yo La Tengo, "Prisoners of Love"
Sugarcubes, "Life's Too Good"
Talking Heads, "Speaking in Tongues"
Cowboy Junkies, "The Trinity Session"

What are your favorites?
Revised Bridge Personality: 44 43 33 44

Dianne, I'm holding in my hand a small box of chocolate bunnies... --Agent Dale Cooper
0

#2 User is offline   jjbrr 

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Advanced Members
  • Posts: 3,524
  • Joined: 2009-March-30
  • Gender:Male

Posted 2012-September-18, 23:09

1. Call Me Maybe
OK
bed
0

#3 User is offline   Bbradley62 

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Advanced Members
  • Posts: 6,542
  • Joined: 2010-February-01
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Brooklyn, NY, USA

Posted 2012-September-18, 23:10

Bat Out of Hell is still the best album ever.
0

#4 User is offline   squealydan 

  • PipPipPip
  • Group: Full Members
  • Posts: 93
  • Joined: 2012-February-24
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:New Zealand
  • Interests:most sport
    being in the great outdoors
    the daily show / colbert

Posted 2012-September-19, 04:09

A random collection from the top of my head :

1. The Rolling Stones - Let it Bleed
2. Van Morrion - Astral Weeks
3. Mazzy Star - So Tonight That I Might See
4. Paul Weller - Wildwood
5. Radiohead - OK Computer
6. Aimee Mann - Bachelor no. 2
7. Iron and Wine - The Creek Drank the Cradle
8. Gillian Welch - Time (the Revelator)
9. Jackson Browne - Solo acoustic (vol 1 or 2)
10. Sun Kil Moon - Ghosts of the Great Highway


and here's some songs from my corner of the world (NZ/Aus) that you may not have heard.

1. Hannah Howes - 8 (google Live at Bodegas)
2. The Jezabels - Unmarked Helicopters
3. Paul Kelly - Deeper Water
4. Hunters and Collectors - Throw Your Arms Around Me
5. The Muttonbirds - A Thing Well Made
6. The Waifs - Sunflower Man
7. Powderfinger - These Days
8. Paul Dempsey - Out the Airlock
9. Augie March - One Crowded Hour
10. Angus and Julia Stone - Hollywood
0

#5 User is offline   hrothgar 

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Advanced Members
  • Posts: 15,148
  • Joined: 2003-February-13
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Natick, MA
  • Interests:Travel
    Cooking
    Brewing
    Hiking

Posted 2012-September-19, 04:28

1. Sleater-Kinney: The Woods
2. Garbage: Beautiful
3. Concrete Blonde: Bloodletting
4. Fleetwood Mac: Rumors
5. Changes 1: David Bowie
6. Liz Phair: Exile in Guyville
7. Aimee Mann: Bachelor #1
Alderaan delenda est
0

#6 User is online   Cyberyeti 

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Advanced Members
  • Posts: 12,383
  • Joined: 2009-July-13
  • Location:England

Posted 2012-September-19, 05:30

Are we talking:

Albums we feel are the best
Personal favourites
Albums we feel are important ?

Beastie boys - licensed to ill
Elvis Costello - armed forces (first album I ever bought)
Nirvana - Nevermind
Blondie - Parallel lines
Green Day - American idiot
Sex Pistols - Never mind the bollocks
Fairport Convention - Liege and lief

All qualify for me in some of the above but not all.

Velvet underground and Nico gets another vote from me
0

#7 User is offline   jjbrr 

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Advanced Members
  • Posts: 3,524
  • Joined: 2009-March-30
  • Gender:Male

Posted 2012-September-19, 06:23

View Postjjbrr, on 2012-September-18, 23:09, said:

1. Call Me Maybe

2. Anya Marina NSFW
OK
bed
0

#8 User is offline   daveharty 

  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Full Members
  • Posts: 694
  • Joined: 2010-October-21
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Ann Arbor, MI
  • Interests:Bridge, juggling, disc sports, Jane Austen, writing, cosmology, and Mexican food

Posted 2012-September-19, 06:48

View PostCyberyeti, on 2012-September-19, 05:30, said:

Are we talking:

Albums we feel are the best
Personal favourites
Albums we feel are important ?



I personally would prefer to hear about the former; I don't really need someone to tell me that "London Calling" or "Sgt. Pepper's" were important albums, I already know that. I'd like something more personal.

"Nevermind" was one of my last cuts.
Revised Bridge Personality: 44 43 33 44

Dianne, I'm holding in my hand a small box of chocolate bunnies... --Agent Dale Cooper
0

#9 User is offline   BunnyGo 

  • Lamentable Bunny
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Advanced Members
  • Posts: 1,505
  • Joined: 2008-March-01
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Portland, ME

Posted 2012-September-19, 07:27

In no particular order--and I'm sure something will come up later:

Magnetic Fields, 69 Love songs
Michael Jackson, Bad
Billy Joel, The Stranger
Ennio Maricone, Soundtrack to The Good The Bad and The Ugly
Radiohead, OK Computer (In rainbows was pretty good too)
The Offspring, Smash
Nirvan, Unplugged
They Might Be Giants, Flood
Greenday, Dookie,
Bon Jovi, Bon Jovi


There should be some other artists on there, but that's a first pass from the gut without too much thought---probably left off something I'm going to hate myself for later.
Bridge Personality: 44 44 43 34

Never tell the same lie twice. - Elim Garek on the real moral of "The boy who cried wolf"
0

#10 User is online   Cyberyeti 

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Advanced Members
  • Posts: 12,383
  • Joined: 2009-July-13
  • Location:England

Posted 2012-September-19, 07:34

View PostBunnyGo, on 2012-September-19, 07:27, said:

In no particular order--and I'm sure something will come up later:

The Offspring, Smash
Nirvan, Unplugged
Greenday, Dookie,
Bon Jovi, Bon Jovi


There should be some other artists on there, but that's a first pass from the gut without too much thought---probably left off something I'm going to hate myself for later.

This interested me, as you've chosen different albums for these 4 artists to me.

Nirvana and Green Day were very close decisions for me between the ones you chose and the ones I chose, but I'd have gone for Slippery when wet and any of several Offspring albums in front of Smash which I don't know well. I have a soft spot for the Offspring partly due to the story of the high school students recruiting the janitor into the band because he was old enough to buy beer.
0

#11 User is offline   mike777 

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Advanced Members
  • Posts: 16,739
  • Joined: 2003-October-07
  • Gender:Male

Posted 2012-September-19, 08:52

If only the last 20 years then Nevermind must be number one.

Tough but I would need one album with Louie Louie by the Kingsmen and Like a Rolling Stone by Dylan and House of the Rising Sun by the Animals. I need to throw one Beatles album in there, maybe Abbey Road or the White Album or the one with all of there number one songs on it, but tough choices. I could see London Calling. What the heck lets throw in the Monkees greatest hits and throw in the that Stones one with all their greatest hits. I could live with a Three Dog Night and Guess Who and Cream.

If we have room lets throw in Excitable Boy album by Warren Zevon.
0

#12 User is offline   billw55 

  • enigmatic
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Advanced Members
  • Posts: 4,757
  • Joined: 2009-July-31
  • Gender:Male

Posted 2012-September-19, 09:09

No love for Led Zeppelin? Odd.

Personally I gotta put in one Rush album. Perhaps Permanent Waves, although it is not easy to choose.
Life is long and beautiful, if bad things happen, good things will follow.
-gwnn
0

#13 User is offline   Phil 

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Advanced Members
  • Posts: 10,091
  • Joined: 2008-December-11
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:North Texas, USA
  • Interests:Mountain Biking

Posted 2012-September-19, 09:12

Such a moving target. Whose taste hasn't changed over the last 10 or 20 years? And I hope nobody tries to 'rank' their favorite albums 1 to 10.

Judging from my Pandora account, and what I have chosen to listen to from 2009 to the present, here's a representative list:

1. Black Keys - Brothers
2. Allman Brothers - Eat a Peach
3. Toad the Wet Sprocket - Dulcinea
4. Morphine - Like Swimming
5. Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
6. Blue Oyster Cult - Secret Treaties
7. Muse - Black Holes and Revelations
8. Thievery Corporation - The Mirror Conspiracy
9. Wax Tailor - In the Mood for Life
10. Aaron Copeland - Rodeo

I could easily be convinced there are better albums by these artists. Radiohead should be on there too, but I had to choose 10...
Hi y'all!

Winner - BBO Challenge bracket #6 - February, 2017.
0

#14 User is offline   jjbrr 

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Advanced Members
  • Posts: 3,524
  • Joined: 2009-March-30
  • Gender:Male

Posted 2012-September-19, 11:23

View Postjjbrr, on 2012-September-19, 06:23, said:

2. Anya Marina NSFW


3. Nikki Minaj
OK
bed
0

#15 User is offline   JLOGIC 

  • 2011 Poster of The Year winner
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Advanced Members
  • Posts: 6,002
  • Joined: 2010-July-08
  • Gender:Male

Posted 2012-September-20, 17:28

2 people put liz phair? guess i should listen, color me surprised, I thought she was like pink lol.
0

#16 User is offline   Cthulhu D 

  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Advanced Members
  • Posts: 1,168
  • Joined: 2011-November-21
  • Gender:Not Telling
  • Location:Australia
  • Interests:Overbidding

Posted 2012-September-20, 19:43

Listing some more unusual choices, I'm going to skip over Chuck Berry, anything by Who, James Brown, Johnny Cash, Master of Puppets by Metallica and Iron Maiden to mix it up a bit.

Bad Religion - Grey Race
Bad Religion - Process of Belief
Bad Religion - Suffer

One of the best punk bands ever. Why yes I am a massive fan. Note: Suffer has awful production values as it was recorded for $2 dollars in a dumpster, so it might be wise to start with Grey Race or Process of Belief which has slick production and excellent song writing.

Motorhead - Ace of Spades - Great british heavy metal band. Probably one of their best albums, Bomber is good to.
Finntroll - Jaktens Tid - Swedish band doing a hybrid of traditional finnish folk music and death metal.
Ulver - Kveldssanger - An entirely acoustics album that is impossible to sum up. Let me leave it to a professional to try "Vocals tend towards an obscure hymnal, almost Gregorian warble, though under-utilized, they're richly textured and melodiously delivered, complemented by an amalgamation of layered guitars, flutes, and cellos. There are literally zero modern equivalents to this pensive mood-setting oddity [...] A somber and skillfully executed alternative to the norm; the entire affair just reeks of class." Source: ssmt-reviews.com

Ulver - Perdition City - Okay as you might have guessed the guy behind ulver is insane, and this is some sort of electronic accoustic.. thing. It's really good.
NOFX - White Trash, Two Heebs & A Bean - NOFX defines pop punk and this or Ribbed defines NOFX. Your pick. "I heard they suck live" is the best live album ever by anyone as well, if you like that sort of thing.
0

#17 User is offline   daveharty 

  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Full Members
  • Posts: 694
  • Joined: 2010-October-21
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Ann Arbor, MI
  • Interests:Bridge, juggling, disc sports, Jane Austen, writing, cosmology, and Mexican food

Posted 2012-September-21, 05:05

View PostJLOGIC, on 2012-September-20, 17:28, said:

2 people put liz phair? guess i should listen, color me surprised, I thought she was like pink lol.

1st album > 2nd album >>>>>> anything else she's done

One of the most baffling careers in music IMO. She came hard out of the gate, and then turned into something completely different.
Revised Bridge Personality: 44 43 33 44

Dianne, I'm holding in my hand a small box of chocolate bunnies... --Agent Dale Cooper
0

#18 User is offline   RunemPard 

  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Full Members
  • Posts: 581
  • Joined: 2012-January-11
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Sweden
  • Interests:Bridge...some other things too I suppose.

Posted 2012-September-21, 06:00

I'll put some albums I like a lot up too...wth...lol
Maybe not my "favorites of all time", but some I listen to a bit...

A Day To Remember - What Seperates Me From You
Linkin Park - Hybrid Theory
Linkin Park - Meteora
Sum 41 - Chuck
R.E.M. - (don't really have a favorite album, I mix and mash my own)
Metallica - Ride The Lightning
Megadeth - (but again, mostly my own mix cds or best hits)(I do love their album covers though)
The Offspring - (can listen to any of their albums all day)
The American Swede of BBF...I eat my meatballs with blueberries, okay?
Junior - Always looking for new partners to improve my play with..I have my fair share of brilliancy and blunders.

"Did your mother really marry a Mr Head and name her son Richard?" - jillybean
0

#19 User is offline   daveharty 

  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Full Members
  • Posts: 694
  • Joined: 2010-October-21
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Ann Arbor, MI
  • Interests:Bridge, juggling, disc sports, Jane Austen, writing, cosmology, and Mexican food

Posted 2012-September-21, 09:13

View Postsquealydan, on 2012-September-19, 04:09, said:


and here's some songs from my corner of the world (NZ/Aus) that you may not have heard.




Thanks for this list, there are some good tunes here. I really like the Muttonbirds song; a little disturbing, but really sharp. Here are a few songs that are on heavy rotation for me right now:

Yo La Tengo, "Pablo and Andrea" (probably my current favorite)
Velvet Underground, "Heroin"
Massive Attack, "Inertia Creeps"
R.E.M., "7 Chinese Bros."
Liz Phair, "Shatter"
Dinosaur Jr., "Out There"
Frogpond, "I Did"
Pamper the Madman, "Preoccupation"
Superchunk, "Driveway to Driveway"
Fugazi, anything from 13 Songs
The Jayhawks, "Martin's Song"
Mono, "Karelia (Opus 2)"
Stereolab, "Les Yper-Sound", "Nihilist Assault Group", "Outer Accelerator"
Revised Bridge Personality: 44 43 33 44

Dianne, I'm holding in my hand a small box of chocolate bunnies... --Agent Dale Cooper
0

#20 User is offline   Trinidad 

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Advanced Members
  • Posts: 4,524
  • Joined: 2005-October-09
  • Location:Netherlands

Posted 2012-September-21, 09:20

Johnny Cash - At San Quentin
Dire Straits - Alchemy
Supertramp - Paris

I'm old :(

Rik
I want my opponents to leave my table with a smile on their face and without matchpoints on their score card - in that order.
The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds the new discoveries, is not “Eureka!” (I found it!), but “That’s funny…” – Isaac Asimov
The only reason God did not put "Thou shalt mind thine own business" in the Ten Commandments was that He thought that it was too obvious to need stating. - Kenberg
0

Share this topic:


  • 2 Pages +
  • 1
  • 2
  • You cannot start a new topic
  • You cannot reply to this topic

1 User(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users