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Shek
16 Dec 09,, 04:35
I'm still a big fan of Dark Side of the Moon.
http://www.wammo.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/dark_side.jpg

Houses of the Holy would probably come next.
http://home.att.net/~chuckayoub/Led_Zeppelin_Houses_Of_The_Holy.jpg

What are your favorites?

Gun Grape
16 Dec 09,, 04:50
Hard to pin it down to just one.

Maybe "Back in Black".

Its one of the albums that I can listen to any time .

S2
16 Dec 09,, 04:54
Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

Shamus
16 Dec 09,, 05:00
The Who-Quadrophenia



The song "The Real Me" pretty much sums up my formative years:cool:.

Parihaka
16 Dec 09,, 05:16
So this would be old geezers from the seventies best rock album then?

http://intothemusic.ca/images/uploads/covers/Rolling_Stones_-_Their_Satanic_Majesties_Request.jpg

eocoolj
16 Dec 09,, 05:17
I am biased, and I'm not sure this is the best one ever, but for me the best is Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen.

S2
16 Dec 09,, 05:22
"So this would be old geezers from the seventies best rock album then?"

Came out in 1967 like Peppers. Her Satanic Majesty's Request came out months after Pepper's. The parallels were a bit too profound for many. Some call it the Stones' worst album ever.

I dunno. Sorta like 2000 Light Years From Home meself.:))

Wooglin
16 Dec 09,, 05:40
Well since Shek already picked dark side of the moon, I'll list another of my all-time favorites, which would be a close second

Pearl Jam - Ten

http://www.guitartechnician.com/the-road-warrior-blog/images/pearljam-ten.jpg

Yeah, that's right. He said Pearl Jam :tongue:

Parihaka
16 Dec 09,, 05:43
"So this would be old geezers from the seventies best rock album then?"

Came out in 1967 like Peppers. Her Satanic Majesty's Request came out months after Pepper's. The parallels were a bit too profound for many. Some call it the Stones' worst album ever.

I dunno. Sorta like 2000 Light Years From Home meself.:))

I meant to throw in sixties but nobody remembers them:redface:

For some reason I've always liked HSM more than SP, dunno why, maybe because it reminds me of the first few times I listened to it.

S2
16 Dec 09,, 05:57
No wish to prejudice anybody here in the voting but here's what Rolling Stone thought-

Rolling Stone's Top 500 Albums Of All Time (http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/5938174/the_rs_500_greatest_albums_of_all_time)

I've eighteen of the top twenty, missing only on Elvis' Sun Sessions (must listen someday) and M.J.'s Thriller, which I HATE.

dave lukins
16 Dec 09,, 11:26
Led Zeppelin...Pink Floyd

Southie
16 Dec 09,, 13:12
Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

Totally agree! As well as:

Chogy
16 Dec 09,, 14:36
The Joshua Tree - U2

For some reason I find many 1960's albums "simplistic" for lack of a better term, not in production but in musical craftsmanship. Many, not all. In the 1970's Rock really leaped forward. 1980's, 90% of it is crap, but with hidden gems.

Albany Rifles
16 Dec 09,, 15:09
I can't get a picture to load, but I'd have to say my favorite is The Who's Who's Next.

A close runner up would be Boston's' first album...love that wall of sound!

Zaitsev
16 Dec 09,, 16:59
Nevermind by Nirvana

And also And Justice for all and Ride the Lightning by metallica(Although these would come as metal)

Wooglin
16 Dec 09,, 17:04
I can't get a picture to load, but I'd have to say my favorite is The Who's Who's Next.

A close runner up would be Boston's' first album...love that wall of sound!

Definitely

http://www.ninjavspenguin.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/roger-huyssen-boston-album.jpg

S2
16 Dec 09,, 19:13
"I can't get a picture to load, but I'd have to say my favorite is The Who's Who's Next."

Let me help, fellow Who-nick.

highsea
16 Dec 09,, 19:39
This thread should have been second best rock album, then we would have something to discuss.

Everyone knows Dark Side is the best rock album ever... ;)

Bluesman
16 Dec 09,, 19:52
For my money, if I were stranded on an island with only one album to listen to forever, it would have to be 'Bat out of Hell'.

In my opinion, it is the single album without which no collection is complete. It is just AWESOME, from start to finish, with a lot o GREAT, some GOOD, and no BAD.

Bluesman
16 Dec 09,, 19:53
Oh, and also 'Live Bullet'. Because...DAYUM.

Wooglin
16 Dec 09,, 19:54
For my money, if I were stranded on an island with only one album to listen to forever, it would have to be 'Bat out of Hell'.

In my opinion, it is the single album without which no collection is complete. It is just AWESOME, from start to finish, with a lot o GREAT, some GOOD, and no BAD.

Oh yeah. Good call. I forgot about that one.

Parihaka
16 Dec 09,, 19:59
Oh yeah. Good call. I forgot about that one.

Yeah ditto. It was a hot summers night and the beach was burning..

tankie
16 Dec 09,, 21:02
For my money, if I were stranded on an island with only one album to listen to forever, it would have to be 'Bat out of Hell'.

In my opinion, it is the single album without which no collection is complete. It is just AWESOME, from start to finish, with a lot o GREAT, some GOOD, and no BAD.

Beat me to it Keith , paradise by the dashboard light :cool:

YellowFever
16 Dec 09,, 23:11
Does a "Greatest Hits" album count? :)

Panther
17 Dec 09,, 00:13
I can't get a picture to load, but I'd have to say my favorite is The Who's Who's Next.

A close runner up would be Boston's' first album...love that wall of sound!

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/23/BostonBoston.jpg

That is one of my favorites too and one i had thought of posting when i saw this thread. Then there is Journey's "Escape" that i like just as much.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/e0/JourneyEscapealbumcover.jpg

Shamus
17 Dec 09,, 01:18
Does a "Greatest Hits" album count? :)This one would for me,good choice there Timmy:cool:.

YellowFever
17 Dec 09,, 01:26
This one would for me,good choice there Timmy:cool:.

Thankyou, Uncle Shamus.

Gun Grape
17 Dec 09,, 01:35
No wish to prejudice anybody here in the voting but here's what Rolling Stone thought-

Rolling Stone's Top 500 Albums Of All Time (http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/5938174/the_rs_500_greatest_albums_of_all_time)

I've eighteen of the top twenty, missing only on Elvis' Sun Sessions (must listen someday) and M.J.'s Thriller, which I HATE.

Who made up this list? Plastic Ono Band rates higher than Ziggy Stardust and Tapestry? WTF over

Never mind the Bollocks higher than Dark side of the moon.

I think this list was cut and pasted from High Times.

ArmchairGeneral
17 Dec 09,, 01:45
Does a "Greatest Hits" album count?

Seconded.

Tarek Morgen
17 Dec 09,, 01:49
I think I am waaaay too young for this thread.

And while I love myself some Meat Loaf I will never understand how Americans can connect something boring like Baseball with Sex...oh and btw...just four bases? I am sorry but you must be doing it wrong.

Bluesman
17 Dec 09,, 03:02
I think I am waaaay too young for this thread.

And while I love myself some Meat Loaf I will never understand how Americans can connect something boring like Baseball with Sex...oh and btw...just four bases? I am sorry but you must be doing it wrong.

No, we ain't. Back me up, TopHatter; can I get me an 'Amen!'?:cool:

Bigfella
17 Dec 09,, 08:23
Lots of good ones taken already. Kudos to Shamus for 'Quadrophenia' - in my top 5 of all time. Other top 5s include 'Sticky Fingers' by the Rolling Stones, 'Led Zepplin 4' and 'Achtung Baby' by U2 (close misses: 'Who's Next', 'Abbey Road', 'London Calling', 'Rumours' & 'Dark Side of the Moon').

And the winner is: 'Electric Ladyland' by the Jimi Hendrix Experience. Stupidly I sold my vinyl version with this UK cover, so now I am stuck with a CD the boring old US cover.

17709

Albany Rifles
17 Dec 09,, 16:08
For my money, if I were stranded on an island with only one album to listen to forever, it would have to be 'Bat out of Hell'.

In my opinion, it is the single album without which no collection is complete. It is just AWESOME, from start to finish, with a lot o GREAT, some GOOD, and no BAD.

We always called Paradise By The Dashboard Light THE ANTHEM. But I still rate it as #3.

Tarek Morgen
17 Dec 09,, 17:30
No, we ain't. Back me up, TopHatter; can I get me an 'Amen!'?:cool:

How could TopHatter tell if you are doing it right or wro..wait...forget that I asked. Don't ask, don't tell. (Seriously please don't tell)


And I stay with my claim that four bases is not nearly enough to do it right.

Wooglin
17 Dec 09,, 17:37
How could TopHatter tell if you are doing it right or wro..wait...forget that I asked. Don't ask, don't tell. (Seriously please don't tell)


And I stay with my claim that four bases is not nearly enough to do it right.

It is when you're going all nine innings

:tongue:

BD1
17 Dec 09,, 18:00
The Clash ´The Clash´
Pearl Jam ´Ten´

the ones you listen during the most important years that shape you, are the best i guess.

NgatimotiNutter
24 May 11,, 19:26
Appitite for Destruction, Guns N' Roses

thats what I call rock!

USSWisconsin
24 May 11,, 20:45
Pink Floyd: The Wall

DOR
25 May 11,, 03:59
Beggar’s Banquet by the Rolling Stones (1968).

I've owned it as an LP, 8-track, cassette, CD and as the first music I bought for my iPad last year.

Stitch
25 May 11,, 06:20
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/23/BostonBoston.jpg

That is one of my favorites too and one i had thought of posting when i saw this thread. Then there is Journey's "Escape" that i like just as much.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/e0/JourneyEscapealbumcover.jpg

Best JOURNEY album has gotta be either Infinity or Evolution; back when they still had Rolie on keyboards & back-up vocals (since Perry was on-board):

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/c/c8/Journey_Infinity.jpg/220px-Journey_Infinity.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/7/76/Journey_Evolution.jpg/220px-Journey_Evolution.jpg

However, if I had to pick ONE album that was the best, it would have to be either Led Zeppelin IV or Frampton Comes Alive:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/7/77/LedZeppelinFourSymbols.jpg/220px-LedZeppelinFourSymbols.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/c/c7/Frampton_Comes_Alive.jpg/220px-Frampton_Comes_Alive.jpg

vsdoc
25 May 11,, 07:24
U2's Joshua Tree.

Sharapthai
17 Jul 11,, 18:45
Alice in Chains - Jar of Flies(EP)

Bad Company - Straight Shooter

Iron Maiden - Fear of the Dark

Collective Soul - Dosage

Rush - Hemispheres

and many more!

Squirrel
17 Jul 11,, 21:14
dysrhythmia - barriers and passages seal/breaker/void? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6l1u-zC6AY)