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Top 10 Albums of All Time?

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    (Original post by TheMagicRat)
    Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen
    Darkness on the Edge of Town - Bruce Springsteen
    Tea for the Tillerman - Cat Stevens
    The Times They Are a-Changin' - Bob Dylan
    London Calling - The Clash
    Songs of Love and Hate - Leonard Cohen
    Ghost Reveries - Opeth
    American III: Solitary Man -Johnny Cash
    One Believer - John Campbell
    The Stranger - Billy Joel
    yes springsteen/billy joel, i liiiiiike
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    1. Guns 'N Roses - Appetite For Destruction
    2. Metallica - Master of Puppets
    3. AC/DC - Back in Black
    4. Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti
    5. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
    6. Iron Maiden - The Number Of The Beast
    7. Sex Pistols - Nevermind the *******s
    8. Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet
    9. Slayer - Reign in Blood
    10. Nirvana - Nevermind
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    Revolver - The Beatles
    Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles
    The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
    London Calling - The Clash
    The Libertines - The Libertines
    Up The Bracket - The Libertines
    The Queen Is Dead - The Smiths
    The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses
    Sound Affects - The Jam
    13 - Blur

    My taste has evolved further since this; would have to include ITAOS - Neutral Milk Hotel
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    That's a hard one.

    10. Raintime - Flies and Lies
    9. Lynyrd Skynyrd - God and Guns
    8. Nightwish - Dark Passion Play
    7. Alestorm - Back Through Time
    6. Front Line Assembly - Fallout
    5. KMFDM - WTF?!
    4. The Skints - Live. Breathe. Build. Believe. (bought it off the lead singer after a gig, so glad I did. It's been one of my most played albums and certainly my favourite reggae album)
    3. Klaypex - Loose Dirt
    2. Akala - Doublethink
    1. VNV Nation - Of Faith, Power and Glory (lots of VNV Nation fans hate this release because it strays quite a bit from their roots. I think they're talking out of their arses. Probably their best album in my opinion)
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    Radiohead - In Rainbows. Absolute favourite.
    Radiohead - OK Computer
    Radiohead - Kid A
    Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
    Arcade Fire - Funeral
    Nirvana - In Utero
    The Smiths - The Queen is Dead
    The Beatles - Revolver
    Daft Punk - Discovery
    Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
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    It's very hard to narrow it down, so I'm restricting myself to one album per artist. It's the only way!

    Bjork - Vespertine
    David Bowie - Low
    Gang of Four - Entertainment!
    Joy Division - Closer
    LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver
    Public Image Ltd. - Metal Box
    Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
    Steve Reich - Music for 18 Musicians
    Talking Heads - Remain in Light
    Wire - Chairs Missing
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    Gorillaz - Gorillaz
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    Fanboy time:

    Meddle, Animals, Dark Side Of The Moon, Wish You Were Here and The Wall by Pink Floyd

    ...and now for a bit more variety.

    Let It Bleed by The Rolling Stones
    Black Celebration by Depeche Mode
    Hounds of Love by Kate Bush
    The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars by David Bowie
    Led Zeppelin IV by Led Zeppelin
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    Radiohead - Ok Computer
    David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust
    The Smiths - Meat is Murder
    The Strokes - Is This It
    The Antlers - Hospice
    Panda Bear - Person Pitch
    Gold Panda - Lucky Shiner
    Beach House - Teen Dream
    Burial - Untrue
    The Clash - London Calling

    Probably them, though equally Jay-Z The Blueprint and The Avalanches Since I Left You could be on there.
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    1. Opeth - Ghost Reveries
    2. Opeth - Blackwater Park
    3. Dream Theater - Awake
    4. Transatlantic - Bridge Across Forever
    5. Dream Theater - Train of Thought
    6. Dream Theater - Images and Words
    7. Opeth - Morningrise
    8. Spock's Beard - Snow
    =9. Symphony X - Paradise Lost
    =9. Threshold - Subsurface
    =10. Shadow Gallery - Legacy
    =10. Mahler Symphony #8 - Sir Georg Solti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

    Yes, I know I've listed 12. I could write an essay on the many albums which narrowly miss out on my top 10 (including most stuff by Dream Theater and Opeth), but I will spare you having to scroll through that.

    (Original post by Betacra)
    This is a bit old, not sure if it's changed since then

    Still Life: amazing album. The vocal melody in Godhead's Lament... :coma:

    (Original post by lessthan0)
    >Mahler's Fifth Symphony - Gustavo Dudamel and the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela
    Dude... it's all about the Mahler 8 Solti recording. That symphony is leaaagues ahead of the 5th.

    Also, the fact that dross such as the Clash is in your list completely cancels out the awesome that is Mahler.
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    Radiohead - Kid A
    Grizzly Bear - Veckatimist
    Wild Beasts - Two Dancers
    Laura Marling - I Speak Because I Can
    Beach House - Teen Dream
    Sigur Ros - Agaetis Byrjun
    Sparklehorse - Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionpl ot
    Bombay Bicycle Club - A Different Kind of Fix
    Weezer - Pinkerton
    Arcade Fire - Funeral
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    Regarding OK Computer:

    I sometimes skip Exit music (for a film) on OK Computer. It's like listening to a funeral song for a member of the Mob - perhaps it belonged on The Godfather more than Romeo and Juliet.
    It wasn't necessarily originally going to be on the album I think - it was recorded back in 1995 but it was literally only featured in the part of the film where the audience are exiting- the final credits. Its best function to me seems to be to serve as a good warm up, in its cynical mood, for Let Down. Some of Exit music's music sequences seem to have been adopted for Paranoid Android anyway (the 'rain down' part) so, in the sequencing, Paranoid Android beats it to that.
    Although Talk Show Host wouldn't have fit with the album it sounds ahead of its time - would have been good on In Rainbows.
    Bulletproof (I wish I was) would have been good in place of Exit music actually if it hadn't already been used for The Bends.

    I often regard Climbing up the walls as the true ending of the album because, after that, it's just repetition of the same kind of points. No suprises may as well be a reprise of Let Down thematically. Lucky was originally not going to be on the album but it didn't do as well as expected as a single in 1995 so they included it - it does work but as a semi- rock song, it's never going to come off well next to The Bends (Electioneering is a very good rock song though and the album needed it). And The Tourist is one of those songs that you might find dreary in most moods and only ethereal if you are feeling low.

    I still can't decide what is Radiohead's best album but, if you want to feel comforted or energised, you would be better off listening to The Bends overall. The Bends alreday has some of the themes that are in OK Computer but it also has different themes as well, like physical ailments and not being able to get the one that you love. By OK Computer it's like they have already given up on thinking of human love and are seeking it elsewhere. It is a conceptual progression (regression?) in that sense but I would get both albums, not just OK Computer.
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    Could I also buck the trend by saying that I think Absolution is a better album than Origin of Symmetry. Even though Origin is more experimental and out there, Absolution in my opinion is more rounded without a filler song on there, unlike Origin where I feel Screenager and Darkshines are weaker songs.
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    Bloc Party - Silent Alarm
    Foals - Total Life Forever
    Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
    We Are Scientists - With Love and Squalor
    Blood Orange - Coastal Grooves
    TV on the Radio - Dear Science
    Editors - The Back Room
    Two Door Cinema Club - Tourist History
    Lightspeed Champion - Falling off the Lavender Bridge
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    (Original post by DotComBoom)
    This is such a great album. Going to see him live soon, so excited :love:.
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    Mmmm, I haven't bought an album for years. :rolleyes:

    As three of my iTunes top ten most played seem to be from the same album I'd have to say Snow Patrol - Eyes Open. After that I have no clue.
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    At the moment, I'd have to say:
    The Cardigans - Long Gone Before Daylight
    Manic Street Preachers - Journal For Plague Lovers
    Echo and the Bunnymen - Ocean Rain
    Frank Turner - England Keep My Bones
    Blur - Parklife
    Pulp - Different Class
    Suede - Dog Man Star
    Maximo Park - A Certain Trigger
    The Smiths - The Smiths
    Oasis - (What's the Story) Morning Glory?
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    In no particular order.

    The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses
    London Calling - The Clash
    David Bowie - The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust
    Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV
    Pulp - His 'n' Hers
    Talking Heads - 77
    Pixies - Doolittle
    Nick Cave - Let Love In
    Beck - Mellow Gold
    Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables
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    For me it's probably got to be:

    Radiohead - Kid A
    Radiohead - In Rainbows
    Sufjan Stevens - All Delighted People EP
    The National - Boxer
    The National - High Violet
    Metronomy - The English Riviera
    Belle & Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister
    Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca
    Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest
    Everything Everything - Man Alive

    And if I had space Janelle Monae, Laura Marling and The Bad Plus would get spots as well.
    And Regina Spektor.

    This is too hard..
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    1 Twelve Commandments of dance - London Boys
    2 F.L.M - Mel and Kim
    3 Everybody Knows- Sinitta
    4 Wicked - Sinitta
    5 Whenever you need somebody - Rick Astley
    6 Fill in the blanks, mostly with Stock, Aitken and Waterman artists of your choice...


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