Does "Album" mean vinyl? Do CDs count?
To be a great album, in my mind, it has to have good-to-great songs throughout, not just a few solid cuts but something you enjoy listening to repeatedly from beginning to end. Among my candidates:
"Salute" - Gordon Lightfoot
"Strong Persuader" - Robert Cray Band
"Too Low For Zero" - Elton John
"Rubber Soul" - The Beatles
As for "greatest hits" and CD compilations, my top one is "A Decade Of Steely Dan".
I miss the old Mile High Stadium.
MIA - Kala
The Beatles - Revolver
Weezer - Weezer
Radiohead - In Rainbows
Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
The Strokes - Is This It?
The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground
Rush - 2112
Sigur Rós – Ágætis byrjun
I think I can only come up with 9 definitive favorites without repeating artists. #10 could be either of the following, it's essentially a toss up:
Weezer - Pinkerton
The Beatles - Let It Be; Abbey Road
M.I.A. - Arular
Radiohead - The King of Limbs; Amnesiac
The Velvet Underground - VU&Nico; Loaded
Animal Collective - Strawberry Jam
Beastie Boys - Pauls Boutique
Sonic Youth - EVOL; Murray Street
Prince - Dirty Mind
Enjoying the lists.
I love music too much to have to choose just one favorite album... I couldn't possibly do it.
I know I haven't sold anyone on Jazz yet but my favorite album is Miles Davis Kind of Blue. It was rated the twelfth best album of all time according to Rolling Stones top 500 albums of all time.
John Coltrane and Cannonball Adderley made up part of Miles' group This group was labeled the first great quintet.
Also from Miles Davis in the top 500 was Miles Davis Bitches Brew, the album that really started Fusion Jazz and Miles Davis Sketches of Spain an Jazz collaboration based off of Spanish classical music.
I play them often.
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Probably Pantera's Vulgar Display of Power or Maybe Megadeth's Countdown to Extinction. Those two were perfection.
Lotta love for Radiohead on here. I still think their best album was OK Computer or The Bends, can't decide. In Rainbows was interesting, but the most recent one I need to listen to more to "get" I suppose.
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I don't think I could pick a favorite. Here are some of my favorites.
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles
Pet Sounds - The Beach Boys
Are You Experienced? - Jimi Hendrix Experience
Nevermind - Nirvana
Ten - Pearl Jam
OK Computer and The Bends (or probably most of Radiohead) - Radiohead
Paul's Boutique - Beastie Boys
Midnight Maurauders and The Low End Theory - A Tribe Called Quest
Joshua Tree - U2
Master of Puppets - Metallica
Back in Black - AC/DC
At Folsom Prison - Johnny Cash
I could go on and on....
Everyone is doing multiple albums. You know my #1, here are a few more. My criteria is that I can put the album on, listen to it from start to finish and not skip one track.
The Roots - Do You Want More
Madlib - Shades of Blue (Canmore, you might want to check this one out, or some of the stuff by Yesterday's New Quintet.)
The Pharcyde - Bizarreride 2
De La Soul - Stakes Is High
DJ Shadow - Endtroducing
Quasimoto - The Unseen
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