OT: Lazy Sunday - Favorite Album of all Time

Submitted by Nieme08 on May 9th, 2010 at 5:07 PM

Yet another "favorite (insert whatever)" discussion I thought could be interesting and maybe enlightening to the music fans we have around here.  What is your favorite album of all time?  I have to say "Dark Side of the Moon" by Pink Floyd.  I can't say that any individual song is among my top 10 or 20 but the album as a whole is a masterpiece. The organization of the album is perfect. It flows so well it sounds like one 50 minute song. Fantastic. "The White Album" by The Beatles is another great one. What does everyone think?

Comments

BiSB

May 9th, 2010 at 5:44 PM ^

"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.

mdoc

May 9th, 2010 at 5:49 PM ^

maybe the kinks, village green preservation society or lola versus powerman. the kinks have always been way underrated

Sommy

May 9th, 2010 at 6:03 PM ^

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.

Beavis

May 9th, 2010 at 10:58 PM ^

The Chronic revolutionized hip hop as we know it,.  For that, it's hard to beat - especially compared to GangStarr. 

NWA and all its offspring (The Chronic obiously) and Wu-Tang took gangsta rap mainstream.  Hard to argue against better rap albums unless it's coming from Tupac, Biggie, Nas, or Jay-Z.

Lil Wayne is probably the best rapper right now, because his mix tapes are so unbelievable.  That being said, anyone who tells me The Carter (I, II, or III) is the best rap album ever made gets no credibility.

Thrillhouse

May 10th, 2010 at 9:08 AM ^

"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"

YakAttack

May 9th, 2010 at 6:05 PM ^

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.

jvp123

May 9th, 2010 at 8:13 PM ^

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"!

Robbie Moore

May 9th, 2010 at 6:20 PM ^

...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.

JeepinBen

May 9th, 2010 at 7:08 PM ^

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"

MaizeAndBlueWahoo

May 9th, 2010 at 6:20 PM ^

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.

Fat Mike

May 9th, 2010 at 6:25 PM ^

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