Your favorite album of all time

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  1. Headshok

    Headshok Member

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    What is your favorite album? Pick just one and tell why, what it meant to you, and what we could get from listening to it. I would have to pick Pink Floyd-"The Final Cut". I know it was mainly a Roger solo album. However, the lyrics really resonated with me at the time. I was in the Marine Corps then and could identify with the lyrics. The pictures painted in each song really got to me on an emotional level. And Gilmour laid down solos that were tasteful, full of emotion, and had the Gilmour tone that I absolutely love. I can listen to it endlessly and it never gets old or stale. I do realize there were better PF albums but for me this is the one that just tops them all. Just my opinion.....
     
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    Rush - All the World's a Stage.
     
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    UFO, "Strangers In the Night" by a hair.(over 4-5 other albums)
    Great songs, good to sing along to, great playing from Schenker, and it's a double album.
     
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    One favorite....no way!
    The music world is far too vast
     
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    sixstringfuel Hotdogs kill Silver Supporting Member

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    Way too many favorites which changes over and over again.
     
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    ^ this

    But, I will say that a few keep rotating into the top spot:
    • Electric Ladyland (Jimi)
    • In A Silent Way (Miles)
    • Spirit Of Eden (Talk Talk)
    • XO (Elliott Smith)
    • Songs In The Key Of Life (Stevie Wonder)
     
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    There's a little known LP by Maura O'Connell that Bela Fleck produced and played guitar on called Helpless Heart. One of my favorite albums of all time. Again: great songwriting and great performances.



    I'm very fond of the Beatles For Sale LP. Great songs. Great performance.

    Same for Sgt. Peppers.
     
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    Too many to pick. One of them would be:
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    And another one would be Henry Cow's Legend.
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    And:
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    But these are just the ones I currently have a kick for, so this is just like a blind love or something.
     
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    Afghan Whigs -- Gentlemen

     
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    Abbey Road. It's quite a journey, and defined the sound of music for most of the 70's.
     
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    My #1 album of all time alternates between this and Dark Side of the Moon. Today, I'm going with:
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    I've listened end-to-end a hundred times and I still hear new things. It has everything - it rocks, it's funky, it's bluesy, it's serious, it's funny, it has tight, catchy songs, it has long, epic jams... It probably also means a lot to me because of some specific experiences I had when I was younger while listening to that album that left a big imprint on my brain.
     
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    Miles Davis, Kind of Blue.
    No question about it for me.
     
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    This.
    Right behind "Strangers In The Night"
     
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    I think picking just one is a very tall task, at least for most of us. I listen to (and love) a whole lot of music and I'm not sure how I'd go about determining which is my favorite. Van Halen and Trace (Son Volt) are two albums that are absolutely among those favorite albums that I always enjoy and don't get tired of listening to--but they are completely unlike each other and they appeal to me for completely different reasons. Not sure how I would compare them in that sense.

    I can tell you that another album that's in that category, and one that is always in the CD sleeve in my car, is REM's Lifes Rich Pageant. I have been a huge REM fan since the beginning. They hit college radio pretty much right when I started college and they quickly became my favorite band. All their IRS stuff is great, but this is the album that stands out to me as their best effort from start to finish. It is REM at their most "REM". The guitars jangle, the songs are awash with hooks, and it the lyrics enigmatic. Great stuff (to me).

    Peace,
     
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    Rush- Moving Pictures
     
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    Varies with my mood, but Made in Japan by Deep Purple is never too far from my thoughts whenever the subject comes up.
     
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    But there has to be one which touches your soul every time you hear it. Brings up memories, good or bad, and takes you to a place in your mind that is totally off the norm. There has to be one.
     
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    Too many to pick one but I'll throw one out that no one else will mention:
    Soldiers Under Command
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    Can't really put into words what it means/meant to me but at the time I really thought of Oz Fox as the epitome of rock guitarist; plus they performed at my high school with a full on stage and lighting production. I can still dig this album after decades.
     
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