my favorites would be either American Beauty by the Grateful Dead, or Supertramp: paris
OT: Lazy Sunday - Favorite Album of all Time
American Beauty is a good one. I wish I was old enough to have seen The Grateful Dead live.
That makes two of us... I like American Beauty, but the harmonies on Workingman's Dead are incredible. That said, my favorite Dead album (also my favorite album ever) would have to be Shakedown Street.
"OK Computer" by Radiohead.
Love that album, probably my number 1 as well. In the Aeroplane Over the Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel and Radiohead's Kid A also have been known to occupy that space before.
In the Aeroplane is a fantastic album.
Beastie Boys, "Paul's Boutique."
I automatically owe Magnus another contribution on the road to 25,000.
Genesis- Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
If Jahvid Best videos are what do it for you, what's the girl in the avatar for?
Close to the Edge (I like the Lamb alot too). I saw Genesis do it in Chicago in 1975 I think. Gabriel was waxed out of his skull.
Motorhead- Ace of Spades.
Between your picks for favorite albums and your Zombi avatar, I find that I want to be your friend.
Who could ever forget a movie that features a fight between a zombie and a shark!
Finally saw it two years ago. I couldn't believe that zombie actually fought a real shark. That shark was pissed.
"GODDAMN KIDS GET OFF MY LAWN" by Formerly Anonymous.
Other than that, I'd say "Thriller" by pre-nutcase Michael Jackson, "Nevermind" by pre-suicide Nirvana, and "Master of Puppets" by pre-sellout Metallica.
Death Magnetic is incredible.
Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys
maybe the kinks, village green preservation society or lola versus powerman. the kinks have always been way underrated
Appetite for Destruction.
Agreed it's "Appetite For Destruction" !!
Godspeed You Black Emperor! - Slow Riot for New Zero Kanada
It's the picture in my avatar.
I'm not the kind of guy who plays favorites, but this has easily been my all-time favorite record for close to ten years now. Nothing else comes remotely close.
Who the hell negs for GY!BE ?!
"I Get Wet," Andrew W.K.
I think i could just look at the cover for a week straight and laugh myself silly
any rap lovers here? "The Chronic" - Dr. Dre
2pac- All Eyes on Me
Gangstarr are the fathers of hip hop as we know it.
I would have to agree with All Eyez On Me. That's an amazing album.
I was thinking either "The Chronic" or Tupac's "All Eyez on Me"
The best 40 minutes in the history of hip hop.
"you couldn't catch me in the the streets without a ton of reefer; that's like malcolm x catchin the jungle fever"
"the smooth criminal on beat breaks; never put me in yo box if yo shit eats tapes"
"i used ta watch CHIPS now I load gloc clips"
I'm Like a Virgin Losing a Child-Manchester Orchestra
Are You Experienced-Jimi
Vampire Weekend-Vampire Weekend
The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory-Tupac
I know that's four, but its so hard to pick just one. I still listen to these at least once a month or so.
Avi Buffalo. One of my "new" favorites
Thanks. The studio version of this song is sweet. Very interesting to see it performed like this. I kinda like the ucla shirt too for some reason. Nada surf vs. Avi Buffalo? Everybody wins.
Is This It - The Strokes
I can remember all the hype for The Strokes when they were touring the U.K and Europe. Sounds like a genius recipe for US success: tour Europe for a year, come out with an album and finally release it to the states. One of the few American bands that I totally look forward to when I hear of a new album coming out. Hell, their guitarist's dad wrote "it never rains in Southern California"!
...would be The Allman Brothers Live at the Fillmore East. The renditions of Whipping Post, Statesboro Blues and In Memory of Elizabeth Reed remain all time classics. Duane Allman is an all star member of that sad club of musicians who died young. Allman died in 1971 and to this day Eric Clapton calls him the greatest guitar player he ever heard.
I'd take Zeppelin's "How the West was Won". I'm a big blues fan, and they play a lot of classic blues in that concert, John Lee Hooker songs, etc. as well as a great rendition of my favorite song "Over the Hills and Far Away"
But yeah, allman brothers are great too, favorite allman song is "one way out"
That rendition of "Down at the Whipping Post" is by far one of the best live versions of a song on an album ever. The only one I think that I can say is better would be Bob Seger "Traveling Man/Beautiful Loser"
Colors by Between the Buried and Me.
Favorite album is the first Better Than Ezra album, Deluxe. Play it on a warm and sunny mid-to-late spring Friday after work or your last class of the day,
Second favorite: War by U2. Along with a few songs off of October, that album feels like the soundtrack to a romanticized version of World War III if it had broken out in the '80s. Weird, but that's how I picture it.
its a toss up between So Long and Thanks For All the Shoes by NoFx, Milo Goes to College by the Descendents and Duh by Lagwagon
NoFX is my favorite band, and So Long... is my favorite album of theirs.
I quit drinking for a few months after my first MIP (of two), and the song "Quart in Session" got me through some tough/lame times.
I just took a listen to this for the first time. Great stuff....thanks for mentioning them!
Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
Can't beleive it wasn't the first Rap album mentioned.
by Soundgarden is my all time favorite. Nirvana, Guns and Roses, and Pearl Jam are the most talked about bands from that period and they were all great but Superunknown by Soundgarden was just so good.
Notorius B.I.G.- Ready To Die. No question.
I think I like Life After Death even better.
What's an album? I steal all my music from the inter webs.
an album is a group of 10-20 songs that you steal all at once
White Blood Cells - The White Stripes
Is This Is - The Strokes
Silent Alarm - Bloc Party
Other than the o/p, no love for them. I'll bite and go with Revolver.
Live? Springsteen 75-85. Can't be beat.
Overall? Master of Puppets.
I'll go with Darkness On the Edge of Town.
The more I think about it, the more I realize there isn't a straight-up bad track on that album. Excellent choice.
that was one of their weaker albums. I am a fan of the earlier stuff.
Brand New- Deja Entendu
The way that album flows from song to song is simply beautiful. Definitely their best, and one of the best of the last decade.
I'd argue that "A Saturday Tradition" blows that out of the water. Too bad it's not on iTunes--bastards.
Touchdown USA does feature the greatest band and greatest song in the universe on it, but it has tOSU's fight song on it too.
It's like Metallica's version of "Turn the Page". You don't know whether to sit back and enjoy, or hurtle yourself off the nearest cliff.
A Michigan blog and no love for RUSH? Canada's finest export?
Stompin' Tom Connors and Neil Young would argue with you. Neil Young Rust Never Sleeps is one of my favs
You are correct, Neil Young/ Steve Yzerman are Canada's finest exports.
I like Tonight's the Night.
Outkast - Stankonia
Tribe Called Quest-The Low End Theory
Went up in smoke one night in Wrigley Field...
Third Eye Blind's self titled album. Every song on it is great, but Semi Charmed Life and Motorcycle Drive By are my favorite ones.
Lots of good times my last year of school while listening to that CD. Of course, 'Graduate' was pretty timely :)
Rumors - Fleetwood Mac
Van Halen - Van Halen
Infinity - Journey
Or maybe I'm like way older than I think...
Let's go with top 10, pretty much tied for number 1:
1. John Hartford: Steam Powered Aereoplane (not to be confused w/ Aeroplane over the Sea, which is in my top 20 or so)
2. Blind Melon: self titled
3. Okkervil River: Black Sheep Boy
4. Bob Dylan (w/ The Band): Planet Waves
5. Pink Floyd: The Final Cut
6. Drive By Truckers: Pizza Deliverance (though everything else is top 50 if not 20)
7. Radiohead: The Bends
8. Wilco: Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
9. Whiskeytown: All tied...can't pick one
10. Weakerthans: Reconstruction Site
Yeah, good to see your enthusiasm reflected by your avatar.
I was actually slightly let down by Reunion Tour, but it's really because I thought all their previous albums were pure gold. Will have to come back to it and see whether it's grown on me. I recently got the new live album and dvd...absolutely stellar.
Respect for the Okkervil River/DBT mention.
Asbury Park is pretty close ot a top 10 album for me.
Don't know if you're into this type of thing, but I've been obsessed w/ the new Titus Andronicus. They sound like Bruce with a punk style and attitude. Kinda similar to Ted Leo, who does sort of a similar thing and is also awesome, imhe.
I give you five because as the mood changes... My top five, an eclectic mix... Manu Chao Clandestino, Terry Allen Lubbock on Everything, the Beastie Boys Hello Nasty, Metallica Black Album and Live Throwing Copper.
A Few of my Favorites:
Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
Live at the Roxy - Bob Marley
Nevermind - Nirvana
Sublime - Sublime
Illmatic - Nas
Pink Floyd - Animals
Sheep might be my single favorite track of any kind of all time.
Your avatar says differently.
Meddle is probably #2.
Hey TOB, (or any other Floyd fans) Are you going to see Waters play The Wall Live this fall? Should be an amazing show. Already have my tickets for the palace, but it seems like there are quite a few Floyd fans on the board and was interested if others are going as well.
and the "Flaming Lips" are also playing dark side of the moon from beginning to end. Then we get to check out Stevie Wonder, Les Claypool, Jay-Z, Michael Franti, Medeski Martin & Wood, and many other bad-ass bands...
There are albums that I dig, like Definately Maybe by Oasis or Is This It? by The Strokes or Absolution by Muse, but when it comes to the question of "Favorite Album" I think of an album I can listen to back to front and would recommend others to do the same. That album, for me, is Our Lady Peace's "Spiritual Machines". If you dig old Our Lady Peace (pre-Gravity), then this one is highly recommended. Hell, I think you could probably find all the songs on youtube these days. Pure songwriting genius.
was like a hint at something big that was about to happen, except it didn't. That guitarist left to go play with Pete Yorn, and then they kinda sold out. But yeah, lose all the author reading his work excerpts throughout the album and just take it all in for what it is, and it's a pretty great album.
Strokes, of course, were probably my single biggest interest in music in the last decade.
I might have picked Armed Forces or Get Happy!! instead.
NaS - Illmatic
TRU - Tru 2 Da Game
Pearl Jam - Ten
Alice in Chains - Dirt
Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
Sublime - Robbing the Hood
I mean, I wouldn't put it in my top 5 of all time, but that is AWESOME, JHS, that you put "TRU" in your top 5! Haha. "Hoody Hoo!" and "Watchin Me" are awesome. That's just great. Haha. So pleased by this.
Along those lines, what about "Ghetto D" by Master P? Same guys, same production, etc. I am pretty sure I wore that album out around 1997. Was it any sort of transcendent artistic achievement? Uhh, no. Highly entertaining and great bass? Sure. I bumped that damn disc for an entire summer, nonstop.
Metallica - Metallica
Iggy and the Stooges - Raw Power
Kiss- Alive 1
AC/DC- Dirty Deeds
Anything by Johnny Cash
My favorite album from start to finish. I've got others I like, but this is one of the few albums I can listen through and start right back at the beginning.
1. Master of Puppets - Metallica
2. Lateralus - Tool
3. Ride the Lightning - Metallica
legend by bob marley and the wailers
My current choices would probably look like this:
Hüsker Dü, Zen Arcade
Soft Boys, Underwater Moonlight
Elvis Costello, Armed Forces
Yeah, I should have had Doolittle, and Let It Be (the Replacements' version, obviously).
I'm apparently not very good at these lists. I'll probably come up with a few more in a couple of weeks...
the wall - pink floyd
bad - michael jackson
thriller - michael jackson
no nuclear war - peter tosh
808s and Heartbreak - Kanye West
I would take Graduation over 808s when talking about Kanye, but to each his own.
While I think that's a great album, College Dropout is my absolute favorite. I wish he'd keep his mouth shut a little better so that people could take him more seriously.
Agreed 808s is a great album, I don't get the hate.
I can't say Radiohead is necessarily my favorite band anymore... but OK Computer is still the single best album I can suggest. Simply gets more complex every time listen.
Top 5 in no particular order:
Clash, London Calling
Son Volt, Trace
Elvis Costello, This Year's Model
R.E.M., Lifes Rich Pageant
Replacements, Let it Be
I gave this serious consideration when hashing out my list. Best mats by a hair.
Talking Heads. Remain in Light.
The Kinks. Muswell Hillbillies.
Magnetic Fields. 69 Love Songs.
Liz Phair. Exile in Guyville.
Personal fave: The Cure. Faith & Seventeen Seconds. Release as a double album when I was in ann arbor and looking through a window pane.
1. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
2. Pink Floyd - Animals
3. Metallica - And Justice for All
4. Metallica - Master of Puppets
5. Phish - Junta
6. Jimmy Buffett - Banana Wind
Also this one:
Warren Zevon - Excitable Boy
But subject to change -
Bear vs. Shark - Terrorhawk
Weezer - Pinkerton
The Clash - London Calling
Minus the Bear - Planet of Ice
Brand New - Deja Entendu
It's been mentioned a few times already, but I'd have to concur with OK Computer (followed closely by The Bends). That's my desert island album since you can listen to it over and over and it still sounds fresh. It's like the rock version of Kind of Blue.
After that, I'm a big fan of Nothing's Shocking by Jane's Addiction.
10,000 Days by Tool.
Sticky Fingers by the Stones.
Anything by the Pixies.
Moving Pictures by Rush.
Wilco - YHF
Arcade Fire - Funeral
Rilo Kiley - The Execution of All Things
(<--)Great Lakes Myth Society - self-titled; maybe less of my favorite album of all time, but an emotional one for me. Could probably also throw Weezer's "Pinkerton" into this category.
Realized that I forgot (at least) one: Van Morrison's "Astral Weeks."
"The Execution of All Things" is in my CD player right now.
And I love GLMS. They put on a great live show when I saw them a few years ago at the Blind Pig.
A Night at the Opera - Queen
Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
Abbey Road - The Beatles
The Doors - The Doors
Parachutes - Coldplay
Let Go - Nada Surf
OK Computer - Radiohead
Mos Def and Talib Kweli are Black Star - Black Star
Weezer - Blue Album
40 oz to freedom- Sublime
The battle of Los Angeles- Rage against the machine
To each his own, but I thought "The Battle of Los Angeles" was their worst album. Give me their self-titled album, "Evil Empire", and then "Renegades" before "The Battle...."
Dj Shadow - Endtroducing
endless use of power chords, pronouns and little attention paid to originality and shiat.
stones -- exile on main street or let it bleed
Trouble - Ray Lamontagne
Keep It Hid - Dan Auerbach
Those are two albums I can listen to over and over and not get bored with them.
As much of a floyd-head as I am, and all of their albums are number 1 to me (from the Wall and earlier), today I have to say it's our local yokel, Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band "Live Bullet." that album always gets me banging on my dashboard in the car. Damn he knew how to rock.
I thought this was the Steven Morrissey fan blog.
The Smiths: The Queen is Dead
Impossible to choose but here is a quick list of things that occupy the top spot at various times more or less by decade:
60's- VU and Nico,
Love Forever Changes,
70's - Modern Lovers,
Clash (S/t and London Calling),
Patti Smith Horses,
Neil Young - On the Beach and Rust Never Sleeps,
Elvis Costello This Year's Model,
Stooges Fun House,
Can - Soundtracks,
Bowie - Ziggy,
Joy Division Unknown Pleasures,
80's - Cure Disinegration/Head on the Door,
U2 - Unforgettable Fire/Joshua, Achtung (90's),
Galaxie 500 On Fire,
Pixies Surfer and Doolitle,
Replacements - Tim, Let It Be,
Depeche Mode - Black Celebration, Violator (90's)
New Order - PC&L, Low-Life, Technique
90's - Nirvana Unplugged/Nevermind/In Utero,
PJ - Ten, Vitalogy,
AIC - Dirt,
Guided by Voices - Bee Thousand,
Mother Love Bone Apple,
Radiohead - The Bends
Strokes Is This It?,
Broken Social Scene YFIIP,
YYYs Fever to Tell,
Radiohead - Kid A,
PJ - Backspacer
Decemberists - Castaways and Cutouts
Franz Ferdinand - s/t
The Go Team - Thunder Lightning Strike
And I forgot the Smiths - Hatful of Hollow, Queen is Dead, and Louder than Bombs
This is too hard. I'm sure I forgot another 10 or so albums.
REM- Automatic for the People
Metallica- Black Album
Hootie- Cracked rear view
Dire Straits- Brothers in Arms
To be honest with you, I love his music. I do. I celebrate the guys entire catalogue. For my money, I don't think it gets any better than when he sings "When a Man Loves a Woman."
-- The Bob's
If I Should Fall From Grace with God - The Pogues
Guitars, Cadillacs - Dwight Yoakam
Tim - The Replacements
And like everybody else...
YHF - Wilco
OK Computer - Radio head
Damn, some albums I haven't heard and have to listen to. Once again, MGoAdvice is definative.
But for those of you scanning the list looking for stuff to check out, here are few that haven't:
1. Berlin Serengeti by Radio Citizen
2. Dial 'M' for Monkey by Bonobo
3. Rounds by Four Tet
4. La Revancha del Tango by Gotan Project
5. Hail to the Thief by Radiohead
6. Crooked Rain by Pavement
7. The Woods by Sleater-Kinney
8. Funeral by Arcade Fire
...for creating compressed music files.
Yes Satan, please take my delicious juicy grape bass lines and squish them into withered raisins.
If any great albums came out in the last decade, please let me know, because I don't have a clue anymore. Death Magnetic was a long overdue follow up to And Justice For All, but outside of that...clueless. I honestly don't know if that's a function of age, Itunes/Napster or all of the above.
Kruder & Dorfmeister - The K&D Sessions
Air - Premiers Symptomes
Thievery Corp - The Mirror Conspiracy
Nightmares on Wax - In a Space Outta Sound
Stereolab - Margerine Eclipse
Loveless-My Bloody Valentine.
Also, we've got like 15 mentions of Yankee Hotel Foxtrot and none for Summerteeth?
Only album I own, at least till lasers comes out
Jimi: Are you experienced
Modest Mouse: Good news for people who love bad news
2Pac: All eyes on me