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10/9/2012 3:33:45 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
And yet another extension of my "Best/Greatest/Worst of" series...

What do you consider to be some of the greatest albums of all time, and why?

"Greatest," of course, is almost entirely subjective. However, the criteria I deem appropriate are 1) Musical talent and ability, 2) Artistic innovation, and 3) Cultural and social influence.

Tops on my list include: "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band " by The Beatles, "London Calling" by The Clash, "Pet Sounds" by The Beach Boys, and "Highway 61 Revisited" by Bob Dylan.
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10/9/2012 3:39:06 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Escape ~ Journey
Sgt. Peppers ~ The Beatles
White Album ~ The Beatles
Everything by the Carpenters
Hunky Dory ~ David Bowie
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10/9/2012 9:51:54 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
The Wall - Pink Floyd

Masterpiece...
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10/9/2012 11:17:23 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
EVERY song here is genius. There are no album-fillers.
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10/9/2012 11:45:42 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
I don't make any claims to objectivity, these are just the ones I personally think are pretty damn good.

Sgt. Peppers and Revolver- The Beatles
Waiting For the Sun and LA Woman- The Doors
In Utero, Bleach, and Nevermind- Nirvana
All Eyez on Me and Don Killuminati- Tupac
Icky Thump- White Stripes
Superunknown- Soundgarden
Ready to Die- Notorious
Sublime (self-titled)- Sublime- literally no bad song on the album
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10/10/2012 8:12:33 AM
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Oh, Tapestry by Carole King.
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10/12/2012 9:14:01 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
Queen: A Day at the Races

IMO.

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10/12/2012 9:48:41 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 10/12/2012 9:14:01 AM, TheAntidoter wrote:
Queen: A Day at the Races

IMO.

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10/16/2012 5:57:02 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
Exile on main st -Stones

White album -Beatles

Pills thrills & bellyaches -Happy mondays

Radiator -Super furry animals

Appetite for destruction -Guns n roses

Double fantasy -John Lennon & Yoko Ono
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10/28/2012 11:03:04 PM
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Disintegration by The Cure

Love every song on that album.
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10/29/2012 6:48:32 PM
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All 14 studio albums by Queen with Freddie Mercury (I do not consider 'Flash' to be a studio album, but a movie soundtrack) are at the top of my list. But let's list my top 5.

5. Made in Heaven(1995)- Was a collection of old demos and vocals before Freddie died, recreated into a whole album of songs, and I love all of them.

4. Innuendo(1991)- The final album before Freddie died, this was his parting bang on the world. Exploring the concepts of Death (The Show must go On), Time (These are the Days of our Lives), and Corruption (Innuendo), this was simply a masterpiece.

3. A Night at the Opera(1975)- Commonly #1 on the list of best Queen albums, this was their breakthrough into the world. The song most assosciated with Queen (Bohemian Rhapsody) is on this album. With songs like 'You're my Best Friend' and 'Death on Two Legs', this album is not just a one-song wonder. It was a gamble by Queen, as they were broke at this time, and put one of the largest amounts ever for an album to create this, but it paid off enormously for Queen.

2. The Game(1980)- This was the most financially successful Queen album. It was the midpoint of Queen stylistacly with Freddie Mercury, as it was a mix of the 70's that had finished, and the 80's which had yet to come. It had Queen's only 2 Billboard 100 #1's. Those songs were 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love' and 'Another One Bites the Dust', and they were masterly, and the impact of these songs are still felt throughout today. With other songs such as the power ballad 'Save Me', and two creative songs 'Prime Jive' and 'Don't try Suicide', there is no going wrong with this album.

1. Hot Space (No, I am kidding.)

The REAL 1. News of the World(1977)- This is a classic, at it's essence. It has probably 2 of the top 5 most recognizable songs of all time on it ('We will Rock You' and 'We are the Champions'), showing it's massive influence. It has a very underrated song in Shear Heart Attack, and has the great Brian May ballad 'All Dead' (Which is actually about his cat. Listen to the song, and try thinking of a cat being described. Yeah, me neither.). It is the pure definition of just shear win. News of the World, in my opinion, is the greatest Queen album of all time, and the greatest album ever. Ever.

Runners-Up(In Order)- A Kind of Magic(1986), The Miracle(Freddie with a wispy beard is just epic)(1989), Hot Space(Other Queen loyalists may lynch me over this, but I really like it)(1982)
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10/29/2012 7:17:47 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 10/29/2012 6:48:32 PM, daytonanerd wrote:
All 14 studio albums by Queen with Freddie Mercury (I do not consider 'Flash' to be a studio album, but a movie soundtrack) are at the top of my list. But let's list my top 5.

5. Made in Heaven(1995)- Was a collection of old demos and vocals before Freddie died, recreated into a whole album of songs, and I love all of them.

4. Innuendo(1991)- The final album before Freddie died, this was his parting bang on the world. Exploring the concepts of Death (The Show must go On), Time (These are the Days of our Lives), and Corruption (Innuendo), this was simply a masterpiece.

3. A Night at the Opera(1975)- Commonly #1 on the list of best Queen albums, this was their breakthrough into the world. The song most assosciated with Queen (Bohemian Rhapsody) is on this album. With songs like 'You're my Best Friend' and 'Death on Two Legs', this album is not just a one-song wonder. It was a gamble by Queen, as they were broke at this time, and put one of the largest amounts ever for an album to create this, but it paid off enormously for Queen.

2. The Game(1980)- This was the most financially successful Queen album. It was the midpoint of Queen stylistacly with Freddie Mercury, as it was a mix of the 70's that had finished, and the 80's which had yet to come. It had Queen's only 2 Billboard 100 #1's. Those songs were 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love' and 'Another One Bites the Dust', and they were masterly, and the impact of these songs are still felt throughout today. With other songs such as the power ballad 'Save Me', and two creative songs 'Prime Jive' and 'Don't try Suicide', there is no going wrong with this album.

1. Hot Space (No, I am kidding.)

The REAL 1. News of the World(1977)- This is a classic, at it's essence. It has probably 2 of the top 5 most recognizable songs of all time on it ('We will Rock You' and 'We are the Champions'), showing it's massive influence. It has a very underrated song in Shear Heart Attack, and has the great Brian May ballad 'All Dead' (Which is actually about his cat. Listen to the song, and try thinking of a cat being described. Yeah, me neither.). It is the pure definition of just shear win. News of the World, in my opinion, is the greatest Queen album of all time, and the greatest album ever. Ever.

Runners-Up(In Order)- A Kind of Magic(1986), The Miracle(Freddie with a wispy beard is just epic)(1989), Hot Space(Other Queen loyalists may lynch me over this, but I really like it)(1982)

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10/29/2012 10:05:45 PM
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At 10/29/2012 7:17:47 PM, Chicken wrote:
At 10/29/2012 6:48:32 PM, daytonanerd wrote:
All 14 studio albums by Queen with Freddie Mercury (I do not consider 'Flash' to be a studio album, but a movie soundtrack) are at the top of my list. But let's list my top 5.

5. Made in Heaven(1995)- Was a collection of old demos and vocals before Freddie died, recreated into a whole album of songs, and I love all of them.

4. Innuendo(1991)- The final album before Freddie died, this was his parting bang on the world. Exploring the concepts of Death (The Show must go On), Time (These are the Days of our Lives), and Corruption (Innuendo), this was simply a masterpiece.

3. A Night at the Opera(1975)- Commonly #1 on the list of best Queen albums, this was their breakthrough into the world. The song most assosciated with Queen (Bohemian Rhapsody) is on this album. With songs like 'You're my Best Friend' and 'Death on Two Legs', this album is not just a one-song wonder. It was a gamble by Queen, as they were broke at this time, and put one of the largest amounts ever for an album to create this, but it paid off enormously for Queen.

2. The Game(1980)- This was the most financially successful Queen album. It was the midpoint of Queen stylistacly with Freddie Mercury, as it was a mix of the 70's that had finished, and the 80's which had yet to come. It had Queen's only 2 Billboard 100 #1's. Those songs were 'Crazy Little Thing Called Love' and 'Another One Bites the Dust', and they were masterly, and the impact of these songs are still felt throughout today. With other songs such as the power ballad 'Save Me', and two creative songs 'Prime Jive' and 'Don't try Suicide', there is no going wrong with this album.

1. Hot Space (No, I am kidding.)

The REAL 1. News of the World(1977)- This is a classic, at it's essence. It has probably 2 of the top 5 most recognizable songs of all time on it ('We will Rock You' and 'We are the Champions'), showing it's massive influence. It has a very underrated song in Shear Heart Attack, and has the great Brian May ballad 'All Dead' (Which is actually about his cat. Listen to the song, and try thinking of a cat being described. Yeah, me neither.). It is the pure definition of just shear win. News of the World, in my opinion, is the greatest Queen album of all time, and the greatest album ever. Ever.

Runners-Up(In Order)- A Kind of Magic(1986), The Miracle(Freddie with a wispy beard is just epic)(1989), Hot Space(Other Queen loyalists may lynch me over this, but I really like it)(1982)

WHERE IS JAZZ?!?!?!?!


Jazz wasn't the best. It was good, don't get me wrong. Just not in my Top 5/8
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12/10/2012 2:17:09 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 10/12/2012 9:14:01 AM, TheAntidoter wrote:
Queen: A Day at the Races

IMO.

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12/12/2012 12:36:06 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Feels Like Today- Rascal Flatts(not a single bad song on that album
Moving Pictures- Rush
The Grand Illusion- Styx
Unleashed in the East- Judas Priest(best live album in terms of tracks/quality i've listened to.)
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12/12/2012 2:34:07 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 10/9/2012 11:17:23 PM, MouthWash wrote:
EVERY song here is genius. There are no album-fillers.

It's like you want me to hate you.
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12/12/2012 2:55:01 PM
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