Huge albums don’t get huge without folk liking them.
Probably the hardest music request there is.
- Crooked Rain Crooked Rain - Pavement
- Rage Against the Machine- Rage Against the Machine
- Let Me Come Over - Buffalo Tom
- Energy - Operation Ivy
- Superunkown - Soundgarden
- Nevermind - Nivrana
- Appetite For Destruction - Guns N’ Roses
- Is This It - The Strokes
- Icky Mettle - Archers of Loaf
- Come Down - The Dandy Warhols
Mrjez - Neutral Milk Hotel - always been critically aclaimed, big influence on other bands etc… I’ve never listened to it. Will add it to my spotify now
slightly oddway - what a cracking debut album that was - every song!
The Killers - Direct Hits
Michael Jackson - Number Ones
The Essential Neil Diamond
Jack White Acoustic Recordings 1998 - 2017
Actually don’t have any other compilations and this joke wasn’t that good to begin with so I’m out. Real list to come - and strap yourselves in - it’s gonna be a looong one.
- David Bowie: The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
- Pulp: Different Class
- Gary Numan: The Pleasure Principle
- Guns n Roses: Appetite for Destruction
- Nirvana: Nevermind
- The Doors: The Doors
- The Cars: The Cars
- Beck: Odelay
- Beastie Boys: Paul’s Boutique
- Love: Forever Changes
This list subject to change every few days!
Yeah, I was a bit late to hearing NMH. It blew my mind when I first heard that album.
I had both that Buffalo Tom and that Archers Of Loaf on my list of 15 or so and they both just missed the cut. Nice one!
I have trouble with the concept of “favourite”. My list skews towards the albums I feel are the best standard. Generally they’re critically revered and when I put one on I sit down and marvel at how friggin good the album is.
But they aren’t necessarily the albums I get the most enjoyment out of. Meaning, I can play The Futureheads debut over and over in my car, and sing along to every song every time, just loving it, but then accept that it’s not as great an album as say, Disintegration, which has phenomenal ideas, sounds, and album structure. But I’ll play it 20x as often, because although it’s kinda derivative, it’s catchy as hell.
Do you go for wow quality, or for regular enjoyment when choosing? Or strike a balance?
I went for albums that totally consumed me at the time and that I still listen to a lot now.
They don’t need to be innovative or anything clever, just consumed me. These albums individually consumed 90% of my listening time at various stages.
Op Ivy… they can’t sing… Archers… pretty average production… but I listened to them over and over.
I haven’t finished my list but i have been tossing this up. Often my favourite album of an artist is the album i first discovered the artist or representative of a certain point in time rather than “their best album”. An example of the top of my head, No code is my favourite Pearl Jam album, its not their best but its my favourite to listen too. I like the mellowness and gave it a good running when it came out.
Ergo my best list and my favourite list would be largely different
Mix of wow and consistency here, but I think wow should normally come first. Would be quite different if we were choosing top 10 best album sides- Led Zep IV I’m looking at you.
- White Album
- Sgt Peppers
- The Queen Is Dead
- Sticky Fingers
- Let it Bleed
- Vauxhall and I
- Definitely Maybe
- Hunky Dory
- Deja Vu
- Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd
- Led Zeppelin IV - Led Zeppelin
- Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
- Physical Graffiti - Led Zeppelin
- Hotel California - The Eagles
- Whitesnake - Whitesnake
- Rumours - Fleetwood Mac
- Who’s Next - The Who
- L.A. Woman - The Doors
- Machine Head - Deep Purple
Ive seen this on facebook a bit but ive never been asked to do one so Anyway
1 Blink 182 Dude Ranch
2 Oasis - What’s The Story Morning Glory
3 Linkin Park - Hybrid Theory
4 U2 - Joshua Tree
5 The Living End - The Living End
6 Siamese dream - Smashing pumpkins
7 Foo Fighters - The Colour and the shape
8 Motor Ace - Animal
9 Imagine Dragons - Night Visions
10 Ed Shearan - Multiply
- The Wall - Pink Floyd
- OK Not OK- Radiohead
- Vs - Pearl Jam
- Frizzle Fry - Primus
- The Pod - Ween
- Nine Types of Light - TV on the Radio
- Purple - Stone Temple Pilots
- Robbers and Cowards - Cold War Kids
- Walk it Off - Tapes ‘n’ Tapes
- Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
- The Doors - The Doors
- The Notorius B.I.G. - ready to die
- Alice in Chains - Dirt
- Tool - Aenima
- Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly
- The National - Boxer
- Major Lazer - Peace is the Mission
- Slaughterhouse - Welcome to our House
- The Weekend - House of Balloons
- The Dream - Lovehate
Too many great albums.
I think my brain would explode trying to pare down to an all time top 10.
preferred to all others of the same kind.
“Regular enjoyment” sounds like the way to go.
There’s no way I’d try and hold up Dude Ranch against say Sgt Peppers in a “best album” discussion. But damned if I didn’t play the sht out of it for about five years in my teens.
Ok I’ll play :
Pixies - Doolittle
Cramps – Smell of female
Sonic Youth – Dirty
Joy Division – Unknown pleasures
Roland S Howard – Teenage Snuff film
Interpol – Turn on the bright lights
Lydia lunch & Rowland S. Howard - Burning skulls
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Murder Ballads
The Cure – Seventeen seconds
The Gun Club – Fire of Love
Damn, you’d have an ally in me should you ever join the DJ king thread.