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The Greatest Album of All Time

Postby Corribus » Jul 9 2006, 2:20

Well, what do you think it is? What album just ties together perfectly, where every track is special and has its place?

As for me: I don't know.... call me unoriginal but I'd have to put OK Computer (Radiohead) in my top 5.
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Postby Angelspit » Jul 9 2006, 2:47

It's probably not the greatest record of all-time, but I feel that every note of Daydream Nation by Sonic Youth is just in the right place.

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Postby ThunderTitan » Jul 9 2006, 11:57

Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here right now. Screw 3 min tracks.
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Postby Kalah » Jul 9 2006, 13:09

Yeah, and Dark Side of the Moon would also be on the list. My personal favourite though is Sting's Mercury Falling.
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Postby ThunderTitan » Jul 9 2006, 16:07

Which reminds me, I have to get more Pink Floyd albums. :devious:
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Postby Caradoc » Jul 9 2006, 16:24

Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
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Postby Gaidal Cain » Jul 9 2006, 17:40

ThunderTitan wrote:Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here right now. Screw 3 min tracks.


Haven't got that (yet), so I have to say The Wall. Not one, but two fantastic discs :D
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Postby ThunderTitan » Jul 9 2006, 18:08

Gaidal Cain wrote:Not one, but two fantastic discs :D


Well Wish... only has like 5 tracks, of course the shortest one is 5+min, and there's a 2 part song at 12+ each.
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Postby Boromir » Jul 9 2006, 20:03

I can't choose one among these three:

- In The Court of the Crimson King (King Crimson)
- Thick as a Brick (Jethro Tull)
- Meractor Projected (East of Eden)
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Postby Caradoc » Jul 10 2006, 17:42

Boromir wrote:I can't choose one among these three:

- In The Court of the Crimson King (King Crimson)
- Thick as a Brick (Jethro Tull)
- Meractor Projected (East of Eden)


Good choices. For Tull, I'd might be more inclined to Aqualung, having seen it performed.

And if we are considering live albums, can you do much better than Tommy by the Who?
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Postby gravyluvr » Jul 10 2006, 19:10

Live albums shouldn't really count but if they do...

Cheap Trick At Budokan
Frampton Comes Alive
The Who Live At Leeds
The Allman Brothers Band At Fillmore East
Rush Exit Stage Left (or Rush In Rio)
Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison

Any Bob Marley Live (Babylon By Bus)
Most Jimi Hendrix Live (Band of Gypsys)

Also, Sprinsteen, Dylan, CSNY, Simon and Garfunkle... all good live.
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Postby Thelonious » Jul 10 2006, 19:21

Greatest album... Lemme think

My top 5 is:

Maximo Park - A certain trigger
Muse - Absolution
Infadels - We are not the Infadels
Bloc Party - Silent alarm
Blof - (all albums) (dutch band)

Most of these are not really famous (Especially not out of Europe/Holland), but they do make good music.

Oh, and it's a little alternative/rock.
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Postby asandir » Jul 11 2006, 0:21

Linkin Park - Meteora
Live - Throwing Copper
Evanesence - Fallen

love them, and all the tracks on them

thou some of the original versions of the songs on Fallen (from Origin) are a little more to my liking

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Postby Corribus » Jul 11 2006, 0:27

stefan.urlus wrote:Live - Throwing Copper

Throwing Copper is a great album... actually, Live is from my home-town, in case anyone cares. :)
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Postby asandir » Jul 11 2006, 2:05

i do, i love live .... go to all their concerts, and my wife is a huge fan of Ed's .... they manage to consistently produce excellent albums

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Postby Omega_Destroyer » Jul 11 2006, 6:18

My top 5 would be:

The Blue Album - Weezer
White Pony - Deftones
Origin of Symmetry - Muse
Dizzy up the Girl - Goo Goo Dolls
Bringing down the Horse - The Wallflowers

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Postby Thelonious » Jul 11 2006, 9:43

Omega_Destroyer wrote:Origin of Symmetry - Muse


A great album indeed, yet Absolution was a good one as well. I just got their newest album (balckholes and revalations), and it seems to be good aswell.
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Postby Boromir » Jul 11 2006, 12:18

Caradoc wrote:Good choices. For Tull, I'd might be more inclined to Aqualung, having seen it performed.

I've seen Aqualung (particularly the title track, not the whole album) live 3 times, as they perform this song everytime. ;) And Tull gigs are fantastic. ;) However, the Aqualung album, while being one of the best Tull albums (love it!), is not as original and progressive as TAAB. That last one is an absolute masterpiece from a more "artistic" point of view - it takes more time for it to grow on you, but once it does, there's no way to turn it back. ;) Those fast and mostly instrumental parts in last 10 minutes of the suite are more than breathtaking. :)

Caradoc wrote:And if we are considering live albums, can you do much better than Tommy by the Who?


Well, I'm not very familiar with The Who, so can't say much on this. ;) In case of many bands live albums are better than studio, for example the live material from Absent Lovers double album sounds far better to me than from the three corresponding studio albums Discipline, Beat and Three of a Perfect Pair (King Crimson). Some Yes live albums are also great (just listen to Close to the Edge from Keys to Ascention 2) and Jethro Tull always sounds better live than in studio (TAAB might be an exception, because it's far too difficult to perform live with all the outstanding arrangements) - just compare Aqualung, **** Willow or Hunting Girl (especially that last one) performed live with their studio versions - the difference is colossal!
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Postby Omega_Destroyer » Jul 11 2006, 14:37

I didn't even know Muse had a new album out. I must go buy it now. Thanks for the heads-up Thelonious.

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Postby Vlad976 » Jul 11 2006, 15:23

Not sure if I'd call it the greatest, but:

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