Take any 10 from these 20, because I can’t decide. I excluded classic country artists, because they make amazing singles and
awful albums. To some extent, that also applies to The Rolling Stones,
although BEGGARS BANQUET is pretty cool.
1. David Bowie LOW
2. Frank Sinatra SINATRA AT THE SANDS WITH COUNT BASIE
3. Stereolab MARGARINE ECLIPSE
4. The Ramones THE RAMONES
5. The Cramps SONGS THE LORD TAUGHT US
6. Miles Davis KIND OF BLUE
7. Coil LOVE’S SECRET DOMAIN
8. Wire 154
9. Vince Guaraldi A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS
10. Goldfrapp FELT MOUNTAIN
11. Al Green GREATEST HITS
12. Chet Baker CHET BAKER SINGS
13. Siouxsie and the Banshees KALEIDOSCOPE
14. Neil Young HARVEST
15. The Beatles REVOLVER
16. Nick Drake WAY TO BLUE
17. Ray Charles INGREDIENTS IN A RECIPE FOR SOUL
18. The Cure PORNOGRAPHY
19. Joy Division CLOSER
20. Les Paul and Mary Ford ALL TIME GREATEST HITS
Ten albums by favourite singer-songwriters:
Van Morrison ASTRAL WEEKS
Kris Kristofferson ME AND BOBBY MCGEE
Leonard Cohen SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN (1967)
Tom Waits CLOSING TIME
Neil Young HARVEST
Jacques Brel LIVE AT THE OLYMPIA
Bob Dylan BRINGING IT ALL BACK HOME
Bruce Springsteen THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD
Guy Clark THE ESSENTIAL GUY CLARK
Lou Reed CONEY ISLAND BABY
“Bruce Springsteen THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD”
Nice one! It’s my favourite Springsteen album too! Nearly flawless album. last two song drags though imo. the ‘natural’ end for that album was after ‘Across The Border’.
my favorite lou reed album is new york, this might be an anomaly though because i never really hear people talking about it.
Hank III – Damn Right, Rebel Proud
Waylon Jennings – Honkytonk Heroes
Willie Nelson – Redheaded Stranger
The Smiths – The Queen is Dead
Cafe Tacuba – Cuatros Caminos
Public Enemy – Fear of a Black Planet
AC/DC – Back in Black
The Pixies – Doolittle
Prince – Purple Rain
Daniel Johnston – Hi, How Are You
The Beach Boys-Pet Sounds
The Beatles-Abbey Road
Prince-Sign “O” the Times
Kanye West-My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Kate Bush-Hounds of Love
Bob Dylan-Blood On the Tracks
John Coltrane-A Love Supreme
Neil Young-On the Beach
“my favorite lou reed album is new york, this might be an anomaly though because i never really hear people talking about it.”
Love, love, LOVE New York.
Hounds of Love is a great album, I thought of it as a selection and Harvest wish i’d side stepped the classical stuff now and just stuck to albums
New York is a great album. I guess the reason it’s partially forgotten is because it arrived so late. It also came out at a time when all these ‘old guards’ were making big comebacks. Hell even Roy Orbison made a huge comeback!!! The late 80’s was really the last time for that hhehe.
Not really a comeback to me . . . Mistrial kinda lame, but New Sensations right before that is quite good. Even Legendary Hearts ain’t bad. And he’d just seven years before New York * (1989) he’d released *The Blue Mask (1982), which is arguably his greatest album. And of course,
You’re right, though, that was a great time for older artists reaching late-career peaks—even Neil Young had Freedom (1989) solo, followed the next year by Ragged Glory with Crazy Horse.
“I excluded classic country artists, because they make amazing singles and
awful albums. "
Even, say, Atlantic-era Willie Nelson? Late ’60s Haggard? Buck Owens Sings Harlan Howard? Early Dwight Yoakam?
My favorite Lou Reed album: METAL MACHINE MUSIC :P (It’s Berlin)
hey now, there’s nothing wrong with metal machine music
There’s a lot of things wrong with Metal Machine Music.
I don’t even know where to begin.
well, i like it… :’(
It’s not the kind of record you just throw on the turntable.
speak for yourself, i’m about to rock out to some screeches right now
I suggest jumping right to about 6:20 into “Metal Machine Music, Part I.”
Requiem – Mozart
Requiem for my friend – Zbigniew Preisner
Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven – Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Rain Dogs – Tom Waits
Bone Machine – Tom Waits
In the Court of the Crimson King – King Crimson
Damnation – Opeth
First Utterance – Comus
Illmatic – Nas
Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) – Wu-Tang Clan
I’m like this close to buying Metal Machine Music but I also don’t want to pay for it… :/
Whether you end up shelling money out for it or not, you’ll end up paying.
do it papa and then listen to it, it sounds good and you’ll feel good
it is the last day and i will hardly be able to listen to more than i have already listened. if memory serves:
rhys chatham – Die DonnergötterUn Homme Qui Dort OST – i don’t know if there is such a thing as a specially issued soundtrack for that movie, but its sound desingn is fantasticgreymachine – disconnectednadja – either skin turns to glass or desire in uneasiness or numbnessforest swords – either dagger paths or fjree featherzu – carboniferousmarc ribot – requiem for what’s his name (i shouln’t post this, but it was one of my high school all-time faves, so i’ll have to pay a homage)AUN – either VII or black pyramidufomammut – idolumBlack engine – ku klux klowns / dale cooper quartet & the dictaphones – parole de navarre
“I’m like this close to buying Metal Machine Music but I also don’t want to pay for it… :/”
It’s good for breaking up parties and driving the neighbor’s dog out of your yard. :)
i’m sick of you noise bigots trying to keep us down
^ The thing is, I like noise, but most of the time just if there’s some kind of rhythmic component to keep me engaged. So I love Yellow Swans and Burning Star Core, but Merzbow and Prurient to me are just novelties to occasionally listen to to see how loud and abbrasive they can get. And it sounds like Metal Machine Music will be more of the latter than the former.
Rapciune – I like Nadja a lot – I’ve only listened to Radiance of Shadows, though – I’ve added the ones you mentioned to my wish list!
Thanks to everyone who voted, i’ll post the results on a new thread within the next few days….
Damn, how did I miss this?
Well here is my “better late than never” list. Honestly, this was very hard to do. It would have been easier doing a top 500 list. I really wish that I could include some jazz or world music but nothing can surpass my love for these 10 rock albums.
1. The Beatles – Abbey Road
2. Pink Floyd – Dark Side Of The Moon
3. The Dears – No Cities Left
4. Interpol – Turn On The Bright Lights
5. Led Zeppelin – II
6. Jeff Buckley – Grace
7. Doves – Lost Souls
8. The National – Boxer
9. Broken Social Scene – You Forgot It In People
10. Wintersleep – Welcome To The Night Sky
here’s my better late than on time list. limit one per band/artist cos w/e
1. joy division – unknown pleasures
2. blue sky black death – slow burning lights
3. now, now – threads
4. the auteurs – new wave
5. lykke li – youth novels
6. mikhail ippolitov-ivanov – caucasian sketches, suite no. 1
7. sparklehorse – it’s a wonderful life
8. big l – lifestylez ov da poor & dangerous
9. bread – guitar man
10. emily haines & the soft skeleton – knives don’t have your back
At the top of my head…
Porcupine Tree – The Sky Moves Sideways
Red Hot Chili Peppers – The Uplift Mofo Party Plan
Pink Floyd – Animals
Immortal Technique – Revolutionnary Vol. 2
Harmonium – L’Heptade
Incubus – Fungus Amongus
Millencolin – Life on a Plate
Rush – Hemisphere
Sonic Youth – Daydream Nation
Archive – Noise