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Your top ten albums

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
I'm a massive music fan, but seeing as i've always had a pretty narrow minded taste in music, and a bit of an old man's taste(!) come to think of it, i'm interested to know what my generation are actually listening to. Maybe you could pursuade me to buy some young people's music! What are your top ten albums? Mine in no particular order:

Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen
Who's Next - The Who
Four Symbols - Led Zeppelin
Blood on the Tracks - Bob Dylan
Achtung Baby! - U2
Love is Hell - Ryan Adams
Tunnel of Love - Bruce Springsteen
Electric Ladyland - Jimi Hendrix
Irish Tour '74 - Rory Gallagher
Fire and Water - Free

Mind you, these will probably change on any given day..! :p
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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Oh shit, I'm good at posting in the wrong forum. Move to entertainment pleeeease! :o
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Dude I'm 36 and even I think it's an old man's collection.

    That said Who's Next is a classic... and I am currently listening to some Bowie.

    There's loads of decent music around these days providing that you avoid the charts - judging by your selection there that would be a little pop-orientated.

    Have you tried listening to Bright Eyes (as you like Dylan) for example?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Dude I'm 36 and even I think it's an old man's collection.

    That said Who's Next is a classic... and I am currently listening to some Bowie.

    There's loads of decent music around these days providing that you avoid the charts - judging by your selection there that would be a little pop-orientated.

    Have you tried listening to Bright Eyes (as you like Dylan) for example?

    Lol! Well I did warn ya! I just don't think they make 'em like they used to. Plus i'm a guitarist and the old stuff is more fun to play, so I think that has an effect on my taste.

    Bright Eyes are on my list of stuff to pick up one day...
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Dude, Limewire.com
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I think you have excellent taste :thumb:

    Mine are - though possibly not in this order - these ten:

    Bob Dylan - Bringing It All Back Home
    The Saw Doctors - If This is Rock and Roll, I Want My Old Job Back
    Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water
    The Earlies - These Were the Earlies
    De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising
    Tom Waits - Closing Time
    Belle & Sebastian - Push Barman to Open Old Wounds
    Leonard Cohen - Songs of Leonard Cohen
    Frank Zappa - Chunga's Revenge
    Joan Baez - The Contemporary Ballad Book
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    briggi wrote:
    I think you have excellent taste :thumb:

    Mine are - though possibly not in this order - these ten:

    Bob Dylan - Bringing It All Back Home
    The Saw Doctors - If This is Rock and Roll, I Want My Old Job Back
    Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water
    The Earlies - These Were the Earlies
    De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising
    Tom Waits - Closing Time
    Belle & Sebastian - Push Barman to Open Old Wounds
    Leonard Cohen - Songs of Leonard Cohen
    Frank Zappa - Chunga's Revenge
    Joan Baez - The Contemporary Ballad Book

    This is what I like to see! Bridge over troubled water is superb, and Tom Waits is another artist I keep meaning to listen to. Bringing it all back home is a great album - 115th Dream is a stroke of genius!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    You should definitely, definitely give Tom Waits a shot, you'd get a lot out of it judging from the other artists you like. Closing Time is as good a place as any to start, too, being his debut and probably the most accessible anyway.

    Since you're a Springsteen fan you might actually like The Saw Doctors, I've read article after article where their style of music and tendency for a wry kind of nostalgia are compared; though obviously in one instance the nostalgia is for the Jersey shore and the other is the West of Ireland :razz:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    briggi wrote:
    You should definitely, definitely give Tom Waits a shot, you'd get a lot out of it judging from the other artists you like. Closing Time is as good a place as any to start, too, being his debut and probably the most accessible anyway.

    Since you're a Springsteen fan you might actually like The Saw Doctors, I've read article after article where their style of music and tendency for a wry kind of nostalgia are compared; though obviously in one instance the nostalgia is for the Jersey shore and the other is the West of Ireland :razz:

    I'll look out for that one. I suppose a best of CD wouldn't be a bad way to go either. You'll have to excuse my ignorance for never having heard of the saw doctors, this is what I meant about my total ignorance to any other music than the stuff I listen to (!), and I'm sure the're very good, but the critics should really stop drawing comparisons with Springsteen - there can only ever be one god! :D
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Setting herself up for criticism ....

    No ridiculing now ....

    This is just off the top of my head and not really thought about in full; going with the gut instinct.

    In no partiular order:
    1 Pearl Jam - Ten
    2 Oasis - Definitely Maybe
    3 Beatles - Sgt Pepper's ....
    4 Ocean Colour Scene B Sides - Seasides and Freerides
    5 Christina Aguilera - Stripped
    6 Richard Ashcroft - Alone With Everybody
    Edited to add 7 Radiohead - The Bends
    .... actually, as far as albums go, they're the only ones that I can really think of that I look. Other stuff I just dip into for the odd song here and there like Elton John and Queen but that's the best that I can come up with today.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Definately Maybe is one of the best debut's of all time, back in the days before Oasis went stale...
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    These are my ten favourite, NOT in order by the way...

    1. Korn - Korn
    2. Oasis - Definately Maybe
    3. Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP
    4. Cypress Hill - Black Sunday
    5. Billy 'Daniel' Bunter's mix - Hardcore Classics
    6. Korn - Issues
    7. Disturbed - The Sickness
    8. Transmission 2005 (Live Drum & Bass)
    9. Less Than Jake - Anthem
    10. Papa Roach - Infest
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    1) The Who - Tommy
    2) Led Zeppelin - III
    3) Weezer - Pinkerton
    4) Metallica - Master of Puppets
    5) AC/DC - Back In Black
    6) Captain Beefheat - Trout Mask Replica
    7) Mr. Bungle - Mr. Bungle
    8) Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction
    9) Lynyrd Skynyrd - Pronounced...
    10) Pearl Jam - Ten
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Again? Oh well, it changes all the time anyway. Currently:

    Radiohead - OK Computer
    Radiohead - The Bends
    Radiohead - Kid A (yes, I am obsessed)
    The Flaming Lips - The Soft Bulletin
    The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots
    Sigur Ros - Agaetis Bryjun
    The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead
    Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon
    The Velvet Underground and Nico
    Bright Eyes - Letting Off The Happiness

    But there's loads of other bands I like that I've heard the "best of" of, so I can't really put them in my best albums even if I've heard most of the songs.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Hmmm, that's a hard decision. I will give you my top 10 in no particular order tho.

    Deltron 3030 - I wish my brother george was here
    MF Doom - Operation Doomsday
    Mobb Deep - The Infamous
    Ugly Duckling - Journey To Anywhere
    Wolfgang Ambros - Best of (aut music :p)
    Immortal Technique - Revolutionary Vol.1
    Jedi Mind Tricks - Violent by design
    Blumentopf - Grosses Kino
    Blumentopf - Gern Geschehen
    Eins Zwo - Zwei

    ---
    Queens of the stone age - songs for the deaf
    Pearl Jam - Ten
    Faith No More - The Real Thing
    Faith No More - King for a day, fool for a lifetime
    John Frusciante - The Emptiness
    Atmosphere - Seven's Travels
    Dilated Peoples - Neighbourhood Watch
    Dilated Peoples - Expansion Team
    Rage Against the Machine - Battle of Los Angeles
    Distrubed - the Sickness
    7L & Esoteric - Too much posse
    Jurassic 5 - Power in Numbers
    Kyuss - And the Circus Leaves Town
    Bush - Razorblade Suitcase


    I can't really decide. I like them all, can't put numbers on them.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    2) Led Zeppelin - III
    You know II is better :p.

    Anyway...

    1) Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II
    2) Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti
    3) Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin I
    4) Black Sabbath - Best of Black Sabbath
    5) Led Zeppelin - In Through the Out Door
    6) Wolfmother - Wolfmother
    7) Snow Patrol - Final Straw
    8) Athlete - Vehicles and Animals
    9) Jack's Mannequin - Everything in Transit
    10) Robert Plant & the Strange Sensation - Mighty Rearranger
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    1. Sonic Youth - Goo
    2. Refused - The Shape Of Punk To Come
    3. Cave In - Jupiter
    4. McLusky - My Pain And Sadness Are More Sad And Painful Than Yours
    5. Pink Floyd - Animals
    6. Interpol - Antics
    7. Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Fever To Tell
    8. Fugazi - The Argument
    9. Oceansize - Efflorensce
    10. The Shins - Chutes Too Narrow

    Decided to limit it to 1 album per band, as otherwise Sonic Youth would have 4 entries and McLusky would have 3.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Slipknot - Slipknot
    Deftones - White Pony
    Deftones - Around The Fur
    Slayer - Reign in Blood
    At The Gates - Slaughter of the Soul
    One Minute Silence - Buy now, Saved Later
    Pantera - Vulgar Display of Power
    Jimmy Eat World - Bleed American
    Satyricon - Volcano
    Unearth - The Oncoming Storm
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    blur, oasis, mf doom and massive attack just missed out on this, but 10 of my favourites are.....

    PRODIGY - music for the jilted generation (1994)
    DJ SHADOW - endtroducing (1996)
    THE ROOTS - things fall apart (1999)
    LEFTFIELD - rhythm and stealth (2000)
    RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE - renegades (2000)
    JAMES LAVELLE - Fabriclive01 (2001)
    AESOP ROCK - labor days (2001)
    PREFUSE 73 - vocal studies and uprock narratives (2001)
    RJD2 - deadringer (2002)
    AMON TOBIN - out from out where (2002)


    although i dont listen to most of these much, i will always love them. recently i have mostly been listening to drum and bass such as SUB FOCUS, CYANTIFIC, BLACK SUN EMPIRE, NOISIA and LOGISTICS. one of their albums may knock something of the above list one day. probably when it becomes nosalgic, as a top 10 album needs to past the test of time.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    10 in no order...

    Jeff Buckley - Grace
    The Verve - Urban Hymns
    The Strokes - Is This It
    Razorlight - Up All Night
    The Beatles - The Beatles
    Kings of Leon - Aha Shake Heartbreak
    Pavement - Terror Twilight
    The Libertines - Up the Bracket
    Regina Spektor - Soviet Kitsch
    Doves - Lost Souls

    I'm ashamed at the amount of Best of... albums I have on my iPod, need to invest in back catalogues from now on.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Deftones - White Pony
    Deftones - Around The Fur

    Adrenaline is a better Deftones album.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Eminem - The Eminem Show
    Missy Elliott - Miss E...So Addictive
    50 Cent - Get Rich or Die Tryin
    Lost Boyz - Forever
    Ice Cube - Laugh Now Cry Later
    Dre - 2001
    Prodigy - Their Law
    Mary J Blige - Whats the 411
    Busta Rhymes - It Aint Safe No More
    Christina Aguilera - Stripped

    I have a very select music taste :p
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Franki wrote:
    You know II is better :p.

    Anyway...

    1) Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II
    2) Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti
    3) Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin I
    4) Black Sabbath - Best of Black Sabbath
    5) Led Zeppelin - In Through the Out Door
    6) Wolfmother - Wolfmother
    7) Snow Patrol - Final Straw
    8) Athlete - Vehicles and Animals
    9) Jack's Mannequin - Everything in Transit
    10) Robert Plant & the Strange Sensation - Mighty Rearranger

    I still think 4 is the ultimate. I, II and III are of course right up there aswell, but 4 is just timeless. Never really liked In Through the Out Door...
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    pill 'ed wrote:
    Adrenaline is a better Deftones album.

    To you, maybe. I prefer the Deftoned more melodic, electronic sound. Hence the reason why I love those two. Adrenaline is good, it's just fuck all musically compared to their later stuff.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    NILE - In Their Darkened Shrines
    NILE - Annihilation Of The Wicked
    Karl Sanders - Saurion Meditation
    Tool - Lateralus
    Tool - 10,000 days
    Daft Punk - Discovery
    Exodus - Tempo Of The damned
    Decapitated - The Negation
    Enya - Greatest Hits
    Sepultura - Arise
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I still think 4 is the ultimate. I, II and III are of course right up there aswell, but 4 is just timeless. Never really liked In Through the Out Door...


    Bo-llocks

    People only like IV for that depressing little dirge Stairway to Heaven.

    III is by far the most musically diverse and the one where they show what they're all about.

    PG does have its moments though.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    In no particular order and liable to change on a daily basis...

    Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Let Love In
    The Stooges - Fun House
    Love - Forever Changes
    Coil - Love's Secret Domain
    Public Enemy - Fear of a Black Planet
    The Clash - London Calling
    Massive Attack - Blue Lines
    Coldcut - Journeys by DJ
    Lee Scratch Perry & The Upsetters - Super Ape
    Miles Davis - Bitches Brew
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights
    Radiohead - OK Computer
    Radiohead - The Bends
    Massive Attack - Mezzanine
    Kraftwerk - Radioactivity
    The Clash - London Calling
    Daft Punk - Homework
    Lou Reed - Transformer
    Johnny Cash - Live At San Quentin 1969
    The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    People only like IV for that depressing little dirge Stairway to Heaven.

    What a stupid thing to say. So no one listens to the album for Rock and Roll, Black Dog or Going to California?

    I agree with III being the most diverse though, and I reckon it's very underrated. That album also gave Led Zep a superb mellow interlude when playing live.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    What a stupid thing to say. So no one listens to the album for Rock and Roll, Black Dog or Going to California?

    Yeah exactly. I admit, I do like stairway, but every other song on that album is fantastic. It's like a best of collection. I often find this thing with serious Zep fans, how they pretend they don't really like stairway or the 4 symbols album, because that album was their mainstream hit and it's uncool to like it...!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    1. The Joshua Tree - U2
    2. Revolver - The Beatles
    3. Master of Puppets - Metallica
    4. Led Zeppelin IV - Led Zeppelin
    5. Sabbath Bloody Sabbath - Black Sabbath
    6. Back In Black - AC/DC
    7. Stone Roses - Stone Roses
    8. London Calling - The Clash
    9. Never Mind The Bollocks - Sex Pistols
    10. Superunknown - Soundgarden
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