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    You know when you find an album with no fillers, just quality songs from start to finish? You know when you get shivers down your spine because the music is so good? I have a few such albums but I want to hear about yours because my music collection is getting a bit stale. I'm finding it hard to find stuff that I havent heard before that I actually like.

    Here's my favourite albums:
    The Beatles - Revolver (1966)
    Black Sabbath - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (1973)
    Queen - A Night At The Opera (1975)
    Rainbow - Rising (1976)
    Whitesnake - Ready 'n' Willing (1980)
    Black Sabbath- Heaven and Hell (1980)
    Rainbow - Difficult To Cure (1980)
    AC/DC - Back In Black (1980)
    Michael Jackson - Thriller (1982)
    Billy Joel - An Innocent Man (1983)
    Aerosmith - Pump (1989)

    Obviously I have loads more but these are what I consider to be legendary. Which albums do YOU consider to be legendary? Any genre at all is welcome, old and new! The only condition is you have to feel that they are amazing albums, not just good. Thank you!
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    Both amazing and amazingly obscure:



    And curated highlights from other, seminal efforts for your further consideration;

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    (These are among the most singularly delectable fruits of a collection spanning fourteen years; if anyone's interested, I'll happily add more.)
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    Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
    In the Court of the Crimson King (1969)
    Red (1974)
    Hounds of Love (1985)
    OK Computer (1997)
    Rumours (1977)
    Led Zeppelin IV (1971)
    The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust (1972)
    Close to the Edge (1972)
    Argus (1972)
    Tubular Bells (1973)

    Apologies that they're not in chronological order These albums are all very special to me though, for varying reasons. There are other albums which mean a lot to me as well though although I wouldn't consider them to be necessarily 'great' or legendary.
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    A bit of a random mix, but:

    Black Sabbath - Paranoid (1970)
    Judas Priest - Screaming for Vengeance (1982)
    Skid Row - Slave to the Grind (1991)
    Rage Against The Machine - The Battle of Los Angeles (1999)
    Children of Bodom - Hate Crew Deathroll (2003)
    Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats - Blood Lust (2012)
    Alestorm - Sunset on the Golden Age (2014)
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    My Head Is An Animal (2011)
    Beneath The Skin (2015)
    England Keep My Bones (2011)
    Pop Psychology (2014)
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    You have good taste

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    (Original post by WhimsicalSloth)
    Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
    In the Court of the Crimson King (1969)
    Red (1974)
    Hounds of Love (1985)
    OK Computer (1997)
    Rumours (1977)
    Led Zeppelin IV (1971)
    The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust (1972)
    Close to the Edge (1972)
    Argus (1972)
    Tubular Bells (1973)

    Apologies that they're not in chronological order These albums are all very special to me though, for varying reasons. There are other albums which mean a lot to me as well though although I wouldn't consider them to be necessarily 'great' or legendary.
    You have good taste

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    (Original post by TardigradeFan)
    You have good taste

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    Thank you very much! Are you into progressive rock as well?
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    (Original post by WhimsicalSloth)
    Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
    In the Court of the Crimson King (1969)
    Red (1974)
    Hounds of Love (1985)
    OK Computer (1997)
    Rumours (1977)
    Led Zeppelin IV (1971)
    The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust (1972)
    Close to the Edge (1972)
    Argus (1972)
    Tubular Bells (1973)

    Apologies that they're not in chronological order These albums are all very special to me though, for varying reasons. There are other albums which mean a lot to me as well though although I wouldn't consider them to be necessarily 'great' or legendary.
    Apart from OK Computer and Hounds of Love, I love how all the albums are from the 60's and 70's. Big thumbs up for that - it's very rare nowadays
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    Yes I listen to a lot of stuff, the best of anything is worth a listen. I'm going to muse on my top albums, will post in a bit!
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    (Original post by WhimsicalSloth)
    Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
    In the Court of the Crimson King (1969)
    Red (1974)
    Hounds of Love (1985)
    OK Computer (1997)
    Rumours (1977)
    Led Zeppelin IV (1971)
    The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust (1972)
    Close to the Edge (1972)
    Argus (1972)
    Tubular Bells (1973)

    Apologies that they're not in chronological order These albums are all very special to me though, for varying reasons. There are other albums which mean a lot to me as well though although I wouldn't consider them to be necessarily 'great' or legendary.
    I'm totally with you on Dark Side and Rumours. Led Zep too. I'll check out the others, thanks!
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    The Kick Inside
    OK Computer
    Unknown Pleasures
    Fleet Foxes
    Revolver
    In the Court of the Crimson King
    The Dark Side of The Moon - the synth in Any Colour You Like is cosmic
    The Man Machine
    Kamakiriad (Donald Fagen)
    Apollo Atmospheres and Soundtracks (Brian Eno)

    I'm also a classical music fan, so top recordings of Faure's In Paradisum from the Requiem, Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony, Bach's Liebster Gott and Mozart's Soave sia il vento from Cosi Fan Tutte would have to feature on my list.
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    (Original post by Guster)
    I'm totally with you on Dark Side and Rumours. Led Zep too. I'll check out the others, thanks!
    Please do! Let me know what you think, and you're very welcome.
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    Al Green - Greatest Hits (1975)
    Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon (1973)
    Vex'd - Degenerate (2005)
    Alice In Chains - Dirt (1992)
    Portishead - Dummy (1994)
    DJ Shadow - Endtroducing (1996)
    Morphine - Good (1992)
    Nas - Illmatic (1994)
    Horsepower Productions - In Fine Style (2003)
    Ghostface Killah - Ironman (1996)
    Leftfield - Leftism (1995)
    GZA - Liquid Swords (1995)
    Nirvana - Live At Reading (1992)
    FKA Twigs - LP1 (2014)
    Massive Attack - Mezzanine (1998)
    The Prodigy - Music For The Jilted Generation (1995)
    Boards Of Canada - Music Has The Right To Children (1998)
    Kryptic Minds - One Of Us (2009)
    Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx (1995)
    Rage Against The Machine - Rage Against The Machine (1992)
    Placebo - Sleeping With Ghosts (2003)
    Cream - Strange Brew: The Very Best Of Cream (1966-1969)
    Soundgarden - Superunknown (1994)
    Pearl Jam - Ten (1992)
    Method Man - Tical (1994)
    Goldie - Timeless (1995)
    Burial - Untrue (2007)
    Pearl Jam - Vs (1993)
    Marvin Gaye - What's Going On (1971)
    Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here (1975)

    lol. Yeah.
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    Nirvana- in Utero
    Sum 41- Underclass Hero
    The Cure- Disintegration
    Foo Fighters- the Colour and the Shape
    Hell is for Heroes- Neon Handshake
    Brand New- Deja Entendu
    A Perfect Circle- Mer De Noms
    Matchbook Romance- Voices
    Placebo- Without You I'm Nothing
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    (Original post by Profesh)
    Both amazing and amazingly obscure:



    And curated highlights from other, seminal efforts for your further consideration;
    Spoiler:
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    (These are among the most singularly delectable fruits of a collection spanning fourteen years; if anyone's interested, I'll happily add more.)
    Ouch that's awful! Sorry.
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    I don't think I've ever found/listened to a perfect album, where every single bit I like. All albums will have those couple songs or couple of moments that I dont like. Or my other problem is that over time I just slowly dislike it.

    At the moment, the closest to a perfect album I've found is Venetian Snare's Huge Chrome Cylinder Box Unfolding (2004); I practically like every song on it. The album I've listened to the most is probably The Contortionist's Intrinsic (2012) however I am starting to dislike this one a bit after about 2-3 years of constant listening to it! Which is sad but there are still some perfect moments on it for me which I can never forget and always come back to.

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    The only album which I have loved nearly every song (14/15) is Demon Days - Gorillaz
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    Handwritten (2012)

    Lyrically, one of the most moving rock and roll albums in years. So much raw emotion and storytelling.
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    Current favs:

    Yeah Yeah Yeahs-Show Your Bones
    The Smiths-The Queen is Dead
    The Wailers-Exodus
    The Wailers-Soul Rebel
    MIA-Arular
    Crystal Castles-III
    Pink Floyd-Animals
    Kohann-Don!!! <3
    Shampoo-Every song by them

    Childhood favs:

    David Gray-White Ladder
    Mariah Carey-Mariah Carey
    Mary J Blige-Share My World <3
    Brandy-Full Moon
    Tracy Chapman-Tracy Chapman
    Sean Paul-Dutty Rock
 
 
 
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