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07-13-2008, 11:26 AM
I vaguely remember a thread about this before but since most people's music tastes are constantly changing I figured it would be interesting to start this up.

Okay, I'll go first.

1.) Bob Marley- Rastaman Vibration (my personal favorite of his but I have like 30 Marley CD's)

2.) The Postal Service- Give Up

3.) The Cure- Greatest Hits

4.) Damien Rice- 0

5.) Radiohead- Kid A (I have all of Radiohead's CD's, Kid A is my favorite with In Rainbows as a close second)

6.) Modest Mouse- The Moon and Antarctica

7.) Weezer- Pinkerton (IMHO the only good Weezer album besides I guess the Blue Album)

8.) Nirvana- Unplugged in NY

9.) Bob Seger- Greatest Hits (really the only music I ever picked up from my Dad)

10.) Talib Kweli- Reflection Eternal

11.) Lupe Fiasco- both of his CD's about equally

12.) Mos Def- the New Danger

13.) Blackstar- S/T

14.) The Offspring- Ignition

15.) Coldplay- Parachutes

07-13-2008, 11:41 AM
1) The Who - Who's Next
2) U2 - The Joshua Tree
3) Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon

4) Pink Floyd -Wish You Were Here
5) Supertramp - Breakfast in America
6) Boston - Boston

7) Journey - Escape
8) U2 - All That You Can't Leave Behind
9) Yes - The Yes Album

10) AC/DC - Back in Black

11) Barenaked Ladies - Stunt
12) Linkin Park - Hybrid Theory

Most of my music is either owned by someone else or in compilation form...

07-13-2008, 11:56 AM
1) Dr. Dre - The Chronic

2) Immortal Technique - Revolutionary, Vol. 2

3) Zion I - Mind Over Matter

4) Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

5) N.W.A. - Straight Outta Compton

6) Zion I - Deep Water Slang V2.0

7) Public Enemy - It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back

8) Dr. Dre - 2001

Just a quick list...

07-13-2008, 12:33 PM
1.) Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven

Meh, I don't want to rank the rest, as they fluctuate. That album^ though is a lock at #1 for me though. I'll just list the rest:

Sigur Ros - Takk...
Radiohead: COM LAG, IMBW: Live Recording, OK Computer, Kid, In Rainbows (but only with the extra songs).
Colleen - Everyone Alive Wants Answers
Saxon Shore - The Exquisite Death of Saxon Shore
Dufus - The Last Classed Blast
Rachel's - Systems/Layers
Spoon - Ga5x, Gimme Fiction, Kill The Moonlight
The Mountain Goats - The Sunset Tree
Murder by Death - Like The Exorcist But More Breakdancing
A Silver Mt. Zion - Horses in the Sky
Ivy - Long Distance
The Marshall Mathers LP
Tortoise - Millions Now Living Will Never Die
Theta Naught - Abacus
The Veils - The Runaway Found
Sibelius: Symphonies 5&6
Gavin Byars - The Sinking of the Titanic
MGMT - Time to Pretend EP
GY!BE - Yanqui UXO
And a few soundtracks: The Fountain, Nightmare Before Christmas, and Pan's Labyrinth

07-13-2008, 01:27 PM
Coldplay - "Rush of Blood to the Head"

KT Tunstall - "Eye to the Telescope"

Radiohead - "The Bends"

Bruce Springsteen - "Greatest Hits"

The Veils - "The Runaway Found" (and in particular "The Leavers Dance" and "The Valley of New Orleans")

Frank Boeijen - "Het Beste & het Mooiste"

U2 - "Achtung Baby"

Keane - "Under The Iron Sea" (thx for reminding me of this band ATC ;))

07-13-2008, 01:32 PM
I'm just doing Top 25 of Hip Hop...It's impossible for me to rank when crossing genres. Also, after the Top 10, it probably changes by day.

1) Illmatic - Nas
2) Let the Rhythm Hit Em - Eric B. & Rakim
3) Ready to Die - Biggie
4) Revolutionary Vol. 2 - Immortal Technique
5) The Realness - Cormega
6) 36 Chambers - Wu Tang
7) Black Star - Black Star
8) Midnight Marauders - A Tribe Called Quest
9) Step in the Arena - Gangstarr
10) Illadelph Halflife - Roots
11) The 18th Letter - Rakim
12) Servants in Heaven, Kings in Hell - Jedi Mind Tricks
13) Only Built For Cuban Linx - Raekwon
14) Stakes Is High - De La Soul
15) Long Hot Summer - Masta Ace
16) Fishscale - Ghostface
17) God Loves Ugly - Atmosphere
18) The Platform- Dilated Peoples
19) Liquid Swords - GZA
20) Infamous - Mobb Deep
21) Soul Food - Goodie Mob
22) Reasonable Doubt - Jigga
23) The Fix - Scarface
24) Resurrection - Common
25) My World - Ron Artest

07-13-2008, 02:04 PM
i couldn't even begin to rank them or even list 'em all but this is what comes to mind as far as listen from beginning to end without skipping type albums...

A Tribe Called Quest "Midnight Marauders"
Abandoned Pools "Armed to the Teeth"
Abandoned Pools "Humanistic"
Badfinger "Straight Up"
Ben Folds "Songs for Silverman"
Coldplay "Parachutes"
Damien Rice "O"
David Bowie "Hunky Dory"
Depeche Mode "Songs of Faith and Devotion"
Dishwalla "Opaline"
Emily Haines "Knives Don't Have Your Back"
Etta James "Tell Mama"
Fiona Apple "When the Pawn..."
Fleetwood Mac "Rumours"
Jimmy Eat World "Futures"
John Mayer "Continuum"
Keane "Hopes and Fears"
Led Zeppelin "II"
Led Zeppelin "IV"
Live "Distance to Here"
Marvin Gaye "What's Going On"
Mew "Frengers"
Michael Hutchence "Michael Hutchence"
Midlake "Trials of Van Occupanther"
Miles Davis "*****es Brew"
Miles Davis "Kind of Blue"
Mos Def "Black on Both Sides"
Radiohead "The Bends"
Ray Charles "Genius of Ray Charles"
Rolling Stones "Beggars Banquet"
Rolling Stones "Let It Bleed"
Ryan Adams "Easy Tiger"
Smashing Pumpkins "Adore"
Stevie Wonder "Talking Book"
Tears for Fears "Raoul and the Kings of Spain"
The Beatles "Revolver"
The Beatles "Rubber Soul"
The Beatles"Abbey Road"
The Junior Varsity "Cinematographic"
The Who "Who's Next"
U2 "Achtung Baby"
U2 "Joshua Tree"
Verve Pipe "Underneath"
World Party "Egyptology"
25) My World - Ron Artest

you mean william?

07-13-2008, 03:16 PM
I forgot all about "What's Going On". That's a great album. And Led Zeppelin IV.

07-13-2008, 04:44 PM
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Best album ever! All else pale in comparison.

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07-13-2008, 06:47 PM
12) Servants in Heaven, Kings in Hell - Jedi Mind Tricks
17) God Loves Ugly - Atmosphere
23) The Fix - Scarface

Good choices.

07-13-2008, 08:31 PM
Just a quick list and in no particular order...

At the Drive in- Relationship of command
Static-x - Shadow zone
Placebo- Without you Im nothing
CKY- Infiltrate, Destroy Rebuild
Foo Fighters- The colour and the shape
White Zombie- Astro Creep 2000
Sex Pistols- Nevermind the bollocks
Nirvana- Nevermind
Grinspoon- Guide to better living
Shihad- The General Electric

07-13-2008, 10:46 PM
10 that would go in my top 50 albums that I enjoy listening to without repeating any bands.

Velvet Underground--Velvet Underground and Nico
NIN--Downward Spiral
Modest Mouse--Lonesome Crowded West
Pixies--Surfer Rosa
Clash--London Calling
Tori Amos--Little Earthquakes
Radiohead--I Might be Wrong
Barenaked Ladies--Gordon
Yo La Tango--And Nothing Tore Itself Inside Out

07-13-2008, 11:11 PM
Damn, that's really high for Mega, JR.

K, so HH Music that I bump the most:

1. Cunninlynguists - A Piece of Strange

2. Outkast - Aquemini

3. Black Star - BS

4. AZ - A.W.O.L.

5. Nas - Illmatic

6. Jay Z - Reasonable Doubt

7. Immortal Technique - Rev Vol 2

8. Outkast - ATLiens

9. Dead Prez - Let's Get Free

10. 2Pac - 2Pacalyspe Now

11. Talib - Train of Thought

12. Jay Z - Blueprint/Black Album (tie)

13. Nas - Lost Tapes

14. Cunninlynguists - Dirty Acres

15. Eric B & Rakim - Paid in Full

16. Public Enemy - It Takes a Nation/Fear of a (these should both be higher)

17. Slick Rick - The Great Adventures

18. Raekwon - Cuban Linx

19. Meth - Tical

20. Canibus - Canibus/For Whom the Beat Tolls

21. Wu Tang - 36

22. GZA - Liquid Swords

23. Ghostface - Ironman

24. The Rebel INS - REsident Patient

25. Masta Ace - Disposable Arts

There's probably a ton I forgot. I'm always bumpin the Best Of's of Daddy Kane, The Pharcyde, Tribe, Flash & the Five, and all that. Maybe I'll post the Jazz, R&B, Rock & Roll, Gospel, and Soul. Peace!

07-14-2008, 01:34 AM
AZ's "Never Change" might be the most underrated song of all time.

And Masta Ace is the without doubt the most underrated MC of All Time. Long Hot Summer is amazing too. And "No Regrets"...are you kidding me?

07-14-2008, 01:36 AM
Velvet Underground--Velvet Underground and Nico

Downloaded this like two weeks ago. WOW. In-frickin'-credible.

I'd always heard good things, but I didn't expect it to be this good. Unreal album.

Dr. Goldfoot
07-15-2008, 03:18 PM
In no order really....


07-16-2008, 11:03 AM
Downloaded this like two weeks ago. WOW. In-frickin'-credible.

I'd always heard good things, but I didn't expect it to be this good. Unreal album.

The Velvets were amazing. Great lyrics, experimental sound, had the NY attitude, really underrated live performances, not afraid to take risks.

The first UV song I heard was Heroine on the Doors movie soundtrack. I listened to that track non stop for hours.

07-16-2008, 02:16 PM
I rank my favorite album at Number #1.

Los Angeles
07-16-2008, 03:27 PM
I've got a stiffy for this topic, but I'm too busy at work.

07-16-2008, 04:41 PM
My favorite album of all time is I'm Your Man by Leonard Cohen.

07-17-2008, 02:13 AM
You all have some awesome stuff on here, espescially whoever posted Silver Mt. Zion. I didn't order mine but here are my favorites:

The Red Chord- Clients
Pig Destroyer- Prowler in the Yard
Wu Tang Clan- Forever
Nas- Illmatic
Beirut- Gulag Orkestrar
Gang of Four- Entertainment
Dead Kennedys- Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables
Black Flag- Damaged II
RATM- Evil Empire
Sonic Youth- Daydream Nation
Soundgarden- Bad Motor Finger
The Clash- s/t
Minor Threat- Discography
Clan Zu- Rua
The Ramones- s/t
The Black Dahlia Murder- Nocturnal
Isaac Hayes- Hot Buttered Soul
Al Green- Let's Stay Together
Patti Smith- Easter

07-17-2008, 02:52 PM
All live albums/cds is seems

Little Feat - Waiting for Columbus
Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band - live
Frank Marino and Mahogany Rush - live
Rush - Rush In Rio.....best concert dvd
Rammstein - Live aus Berlin concert dvd
Skynyrd - One more from the road
REO Speedwagon- You can tune a Piano, but you can't tuna fish.

Yes I like old guy music. Of course being old might explain that.

07-17-2008, 04:37 PM
Counting Crows August and Everything After.
Counting Crows-Across a Live Wire

Two of my favorites...

Pig Nash
07-18-2008, 10:26 AM
1. Separation Sunday - The Hold Steady
2. All Hail West Texas - The Mountain Goats
3. Black Sea - XTC
4. Shut Up I Am Dreaming - Sunset Rubdown
5. The Moon and Antarctica - Modest Mouse
6. Apologies to the Queen Mary - Wolf Parade
7. In the Aeroplane Over the Sea - Neutral Milk Hotel
8. The Body, the Blood, the Machine - The Thermals
9. Kill the Moonlight - Spoon
10. Funeral - Arcade Fire

07-18-2008, 09:20 PM
#1. AC/DC - Back In Black
#2. AC/DC - Highway To Hell
#3. The rest of AC/DC's albums


07-18-2008, 10:34 PM

Beatles --
The White Album
Abbey Road
Sgt Pepper's

Stones --
Between the Buttons
Beggars' Banquet
Sympathy for the Devil

Cream --
Wheels of Fire
Disraeli Gears

Procol Harum -- Home

Jethro Tull -- Benefit

Clash -- London Calling

Yes -- Close to the Edge

Van Morrison (OK, I know he's Irish) -- Tupelo Honey


Jefferson Airplane -- After Bathing at Baxter's

Quicksilver Messenger Service -- Happy Trails

Dead --
Workingman's Dead
American Beauty

Cpt Beefheart and his Magic Band -- Clear Spot

Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention --
Hot Rats
Overnight Sensation

Tim Buckley -- Starsailor

Jeff Buckley -- Grace

Mountain -- Climbing

Dregs -- Industry Standard

Shins -- Chutes Too Narrow

Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels -- Breakout

The Band -- King Harvest Has Surely Come

Beach Boys -- Smiley Smile

Bob Dylan -- Nashville Skyline

Ryan Adams and the Cardinals -- Cold Roses

Little Feat --
Last Record Album
Dixie Chicken


Chick Corea's Return to Forever -- Light as a Feather

Fraser and DeBolt (w/ Ian Gunther) -- s/t

Greatest Hits:

Buffalo Springfield -- Retrospective
The Kinks Greatest
The Byrds Greatest
Wilson Pickett's Greatest
Bob Dylan Vol 1 and Vol 2

07-19-2008, 03:03 PM
Top 30 non hip hop...I can't rank em but my favorite 10 or so are in the early half.

Small Change/Nighthawks at the Diner/Closing Time - Tom Waits
Music From Big Pink/The Band - The Band
Blood Sugar Sex Magic - Chili Peppers
Kind of Blue - Miles
Ultimate Experience - Jimi Hendrix
Astral Weeks - Van Morrison
Bring It On - Gomez (the best album no one's ever heard of)
The Big Come Up/Rubber Factory (tied) - Black Keys
Illinoise - Sufjan Stevens
Giant Steps - Coltrane
Traveling Wilburys Vol 1 - Traveling Wilburys
Chutes Too Narrow - The Shins
Appetite For Destruction - Guns N Roses
Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd
Bridge Over Troubled Waters - Simon and Garfunkel
Best Of - The Doors
Best Of - The Pogues
Best Of - Warren Zevon
Trouble - Ray LaMontagne
Live at Stubbs - Matisyahu
Nothing's Shocking - Jane's Addiction
Back to Black - Amy Winehouse
Z - My Morning Jacket
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot - Wilco
Exile on Main Street - Rolling Stones
A Man and the Blues - Buddy Guy
Chronicle - Creedence
Songs of Freedom - Bob Marley
What's Going On - Marvin Gaye
Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger

Los Angeles
07-21-2008, 10:08 AM
I've tried to tackle this topic so many times over the last few days.

I'm just too big of a music fan to make a definitive list. It can't be done. :sorry:

So instead, I'm giving you two lists that are only based on my current mood.

List #1 - Top 5, All Time, Stuck-On-A-Desert-Island Albums:
The Pixies - Surfer Rosa
Led Zeppelin - BBC Sessions Disk 2
The Dead Kennedys - Give Me Convenience or Give Me Death
Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique
Jane's Addiction - Nothing's Shocking

List #2 - Top 5, Presently-Stuck-On-My-iTunes-Playlist Albums:
Be Your Own Pet - Get Awkward
Black Mountain - In The Future
Ladytron - Witching Hour
Jose Gonzales - In Our Nature
The Duke Spirit - Neptune

07-21-2008, 01:46 PM
[QUOTE=Los Angeles;761599]
The Dead Kennedys - Give Me Convenience or Give Me Death

Your post reminded of another great, the Fresh Fruit album. :dance:

07-21-2008, 04:19 PM
Red Hot Chili Peppers-Stadium Arcadium
Jimi Hendrix Experience-Are U Experienced?
Creed-Human Clay
Bob Marley-Exodus

Notorious B.I.G-Ready to Die
The Roots-The Tipping Point
The Roots-Things Fall Apart