Best albums of all time

What are your favorite albums of all time? Not ones with just a few good songs on them, but ones that you have litsened to the entire album over and over. Greatest Hits and Best Of albums don’t count.

My List:
Alice in Chains - Jar of Flies
Ben Harper - Fight for Your Mind
Candlebox - Candlebox
Counting Crows - August and Everything After
Dr. Dre - The Chronic 2001
Eric Clapton - Unplugged
Eric Clapton - From the Cradle
Jimi Hendrix - Axis: Bold as Love
Led Zeppelin - IV
Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy
Pearl Jam - Ten
Pearl Jam - Vs.
Pink Floyd - The Wall
Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
Radiohead - The Bends
Rage Against the Machine - Rage Against the Machine
Snoop Dogg - Doggystyle
Soundgarden - Superunknown
Stone Temple Pilots - Core
The Beatles - The White Album
The Black Crowes - Shake You’re Moneymaker
U2 - The Joshua Tree

I also reserve the right to add on to my list as I read others. :slight_smile:

Mine covers quite the spectrum to say the least…lol :stuck_out_tongue:

Pearl Jam: Every single one (My favorite band of all time so I’m a homer here)
Led Zeppelin: Physical Graffiti
Led Zeppelin: Houses of the Holy
Led Zeppelin: IV
Alice In Chains: Jar of Flies
Public Enemy: It Takes A Nation of Millions…
NWA: Straight Out of Compton
Blues Traveler: Four
Metallica: Ride The Lightening
Metallica: Master of Puppets
Letters To Cleo: Aurora Gory Alice
Dr. Dre: The Chronic
Tribe Called Quest: The Low End Theory
Van Morrison: Moondance
Black Crowes: Shake Your Moneymaker
Eric B & Rakim: Paid In Full
Drivin’ N Cryin’: Mystery Road
Drivin’ N Cryin’: Fly Me Courageous
Drivin’ N Cryin’: Whisper Tames The Lion
Red Hot Chili Peppers: BloodSugarSexMagik
Van Halen: Van Halen
Bob Marley: Legend
The Cure: Disintegration
Tesla: The Great Radio Controversy
Jane’s Addiction: Ritual de lo Habitual
Lenny Kravitz: Let Love Rule
Prince: Purple Rain
Guns N’ Roses: Use Your Illusion I
Guns N’ Roses: Use Your Illusion II

Shouldn’t you be working Lutzfan??? Is some newly constructed building going to collapse next year because you were making a list of favorite albums??

My favorite album is one that I got for christmas. :stuck_out_tongue:

Jerry Garcia - Lonesome Prison Blues (Oregon State Prison 1982) - never leaves my car
Phish - Farmhouse
Dr. Dre - Chronic
Snoop - Doggystyle
Metallica - Metallica
Dylan - Blonde on Blonde
Dylan - Blood on the tracks
Widespread Panic - 'Til the Medicine Takes
Joni Mitchell - Blue
Neil Young - Harvest

can’t think of anymore off the top of my head. (sitting at work Sucks!!!)

Beastie Boys - Ill Communication
Bush - Sixteen Stone
Shaq Fu - 'Da Return (i actually still have this CD after 5 yard sales with a FOR SALE sticker price of $.50!!)
Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
O.A.R. - Any Time Now
Live - Throwing Copper
Toby Keith - Shock’n Y’all (only because of song #12 :drool: )

ballboy…and let me guess, you love Cheech and Chong movies as well. Wow, what a list. :clap:

Hmm, let’s see… in no particular order…

Boston: Boston
Fleetwood Mac: Rumours
Billy Joel: The Stranger
U2: Joshua Tree
Beatles: Abbey Road
Dave Matthews Band: Before These Crowded Streets
Dave Matthews Band: Under The Table And Dreaming
Pink Floyd: The Wall
Elton John: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Queen: A Night At The Opera
Queen: Innuendo
Beach Boys: Pet Sounds (thanks Colo.49er!)

My favorites in no particular order:

The Beatles - Abbey Road
Jimi Hendrix - Electric Ladyland
The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
Miles Davis - Bitches Brew
Steely Dan - Aja
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
Rolling Stones - Exile on Main Street

Keep in mind I am not one of the younger posters!

Adding these to my list…

Bob Marley - Legend
Dave Matthews - Under the Table and Dreaming
Lenny Kravitz - Mama Said
The Refreshments - Fizzy Fuzzy Big & Buzzy (go ahead and laugh… its agood CD though)

I hate topics like this because I don’t believe in a top 10, 50, 100 etc. It just depends on what mood I’m in. An album is either good, mediocre or crap to me…

Here are just a few of my favorites:

Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
Beatles - White Album, Abbey Road
Big Star - #1 Record/Radio City, Third/ Sisters/Lovers
Jeff Buckley - Grace
The Cure - Disintegration
Doves - Lost Souls, The Last Broadcast
Bob Dylan - Blonde on Blonde
George Harrison - All Things Must Pass (re-release especially)
Led Zep - pretty much everything they did
John Lennon - pretty much everything he did
Bob Marley - Legend
Moby - Play
New Order - Substance
Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon, The Wall
REM - Murmur, Life’s Rich Pageant, Eponymous
Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie & the Infinite Sadness, Siamese Dream
Elliott Smith - Self Titled, Either/Or, XO, Figure 8, From a Basement on the Hill
Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation, Goo
Matthew Sweet - Girlfriend
U2 - Any of their early stuff up through Achtung Baby
The Verve - Urban Hymns
Wilco - Yankee Foxtrot Hotel, A Ghost is Born

Jheez, I could go on for hours and make this list 300 records long. I could be ultra hip and put down stuff like Television & Velvet Underground, and I could continue to leave off stuff like The Dandy Warhols’ “13 Tales from Urban Bohemia” which I listen to much more than half the records on that list, but realize it isn’t as techinically “good”. It’s a guilty pleasure, as are a couple dozen other records. I could go all 80s or all 90s and make obscene lists of every band Ive ever listened to. This is hard. I will say that IMHO, the best songwriter from my generation was Smith, and the best singer was Buckley, and I know of too many other prominent musicians, from all generations, who agree.

I agree…it’s tough to do a list because there are so many ways you can look at it and my musical moods change daily. I chose to include some albums that I don’t listen to anymore but were my favorite at some point in my life. Obviously I’m not riding around and jammin’ to Purple Rain these days. :lol: But I wore that cassette out when I was in middle school and still enjoyed several years beyond that.

I did forget about Mellon Collie though and will add that to my list after you reminded me of it.

Yeah, I hear you on Purple Rain. I wore out my copy too, and more embarassingly, a couple of Duran Duran and rap albums too. How many freaking times can you litsen to Rio & Run DMC? Guess I should put both of those on there too.

The rest of that stuff I listed is in current rotation. But even more telling are my winamp or IRiver mp3 player playlists. I’m not afraid to worship one song from one band as their shining moment. If I listen to New Slang by The Shins or The Roots, or this Flaming Lips tune one more time, I’m gonna be certifiable.

[i]Originally posted by NinerAdvocate[/i]@Dec 28 2004, 10:28 AM [b] How many freaking times can you litsen to [i]Rio[/i] & Run DMC?


Enough that all the white lettering on my cassettes wore completely off and left me guessing which was which. Did that with the Beastie’s License To Ill, as well and a couple Iron Maiden cassettes back in my head banging days. :headbang: :stuck_out_tongue:

[i]Originally posted by franchise49er[/i]@Dec 27 2004, 02:32 PM [b] ballboy........and let me guess, you love Cheech and Chong movies as well. Wow, what a list. :clap: [/b]
I'm a believer in 'aroma therapy' as long as people don't F'up the rotation.......puff, puff, give (always to the left). Unfortunately, i've never made it through an entire Cheech and Chong movie. Good news....rumors of a reunion are floating around the internet now that Chong's out of jail!!!!!

Radiohead OK cpmuter
Aerosmtih PUMP
Sloan- Prety Together
Weezer- Blue Al.
LedZeppelin 2

Listen to this


[b]or this Flaming Lips tune one more time, I'm gonna be certifiable. [/b]


For rock and roll, I don’t see how it’d be possible to not include one of Pavement’s albums.

I expect the Silver Jews to make the greatest album ever.

Nas - Illmatic

[i]Originally posted by anipalcraig[/i]@Dec 28 2004, 08:04 PM [b]
[b]or this Flaming Lips tune one more time, I'm gonna be certifiable. [/b]


For rock and roll, I don’t see how it’d be possible to not include one of Pavement’s albums.

I expect the Silver Jews to make the greatest album ever. [/b]

Don’t get me wrong, I like them. I just take my inclination to repeat a song for hours as a sign of mental instability. :stuck_out_tongue:

I do like Pavement quite a bit, but they aren’t my favorite style.

1/02- David Berman (Silver Jew) on which records he’d have in a juke box:

Dinosaur Jr. - You’re Living All Over Me
Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet
New Order - Greatest Hits
Bob Wills - Last Time Around
Royal Trux - Sweet Sixteen
The Pogues - Rum Sodomy & The Lash
Butthole Surfers - Hairway To Steven
Mercury Rev - See You On The Other Side
Charlie Rich - Behind Closed Doors
Jimmy Martin - You Don’t Know My Mind

One of the best records: The Wayward Bus/Distant Plastic Trees by the Magnetic Fields.
I like women’s voices. Susan Anway of the Magnetic Fields was flat-out awesome.

N/A- Time Warner must be to blame for pretty much anything flaming lip related, I guess. They may’ve been good for the lips, but while xmas shopping at bed, body, bath and beyond or whatever it’s called last year, I was pleasantly shocked to hear “Superman.” I laughed to myself feeling sorry. Those guys must be embarassed.