Post by JimmyPaladin on Jan 31, 2009 7:43:13 GMT -5
Being someone who buys whole albums while only knowing one or two songs has disappointed me at times but greatly pleased me at others, because some albums only have one or two good songs on them while others are great all throughout. That's what made me think of making a topic like this. I'm curious what your top music albums are. So, what are your top 10 music albums?
Here's mine: Waiting for My Rocket to Come-Jason Mraz We Sing We Dance We Steal Things-Jason Mraz Hopes and Fears-Keane Perfect Symmetry-Keane Clarity-Jimmy Eat World Continuum-John Mayer Come Away With Me-Norah Jones Closer-Josh Groban Awake-Josh Groban All That You Can't Leave Behind-U2 (feel free to put things like greatest hits cds, movie/game soundtracks, etc.)
Also, I discovered a new band called The Airborne Toxic Event. Does anyone have their debut album yet? I just ordered it.
Post by Doan the Nado on Feb 5, 2009 13:42:50 GMT -5
All of the Led Zeppelin and Rush albums I have are well-put-together, with me liking pretty much every song on the album.
The same is true to a lesser extent for Sublime, Megadeth, Metallica, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Jimi Hendrix (especially "Are You Experienced").
Some other great albums from my collection: Guns N' Roses - Appetite For Destruction (or simply their Greatest Hits album, which is better than AfD) Godsmack - The Other Side (good acoustic versions of many of their best songs) and IV The Juno Soundtrack the Music from the OC albums have a ton of good indie music (It's true! Listen to them before you make fun of me Queensryche - Operation Mindcrime (not the greatest music, but an interesting album because it tells a story) Nirvana - MTV Unplugged in New York Deep Purple - Machine Head Tenacious D - both of their albums are a good listen Flight of the Conchords - along with Tenacious D, funny songs and pretty solid albums Eagles - The Very Best Of (it's kind of cheating to include a greatest hits album, but this is one of the best GH albums ever) Van Halen - Van Halen Audioslave - Audioslave ilyAIMY - any of their albums (a really cool acoustic-rock band from Maryland with great girl and guy lead singers) Eric Clapton - Unplugged, From the Cradle (both are pretty good) Weezer - The Blue Album Bob Marley - Legend Simon and Garfunkel - The Concert in Central Park Lynyrd Skynyrd - Pronounced lehnerd skinnerd The Verve - Urban Hymns Cream - Wheels of Fire
Wow, I wouldn't even know where to begin. I've amassed quite a collection over the years, and I tend to just upload full albums to my computer even if I only know a single song by the artist. Let me see:
The entire Rush discography is spectacular Blues Traveler - Straight on Till Morning Coheed & Cambria - Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV: From Fear Through the Eyes of Madness Live - The Distance to Here Jimmy Eat World - Futures (still an all-time favorite) Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy Dio, Blue Oyster Cult, Genesis, Black Crowes - respective Greatest Hits albums Blue Oyster Cult - Fire of Unknown Origin Incubus - Light Grenades Secret Machines - Ten Silver Drops (though the rest of their stuff is damn good, too) Silvertide - Show & Tell (I fear they've broken up, but they kicked ass) The White Stripes - Elephant (nothing they've done previously or since has come close to touching this one)
Those are just the "masterpieces" in my opinion. There's a ton of other stuff out there that I love. Music rocks.
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Post by Doan the Nado on Feb 9, 2009 10:12:39 GMT -5
If we're talking greatest hits albums, these are definitely the best hits albums in my collection. I have since replaced a few (GnR, Cream, SRV, Skynyrd... GnR wasn't really worth it but the rest were) with the band's entire collection of original albums.
Blue Oyster Cult - The Essential Blue Oyster Cult The Eagles - The Very Best Of Guns N Roses - Greatest Hits The Who - My Generation: The Very Best of the Who Cream - Gold Counting Crows - Films about Ghosts: The Best Of Pearl Jam - rearviewmirror: Greatest Hits 1991-2003 The Cranberries - Gold Dire Straits - Sultans of Swing: The Very Best of Dire Straits John Fogerty - The Best Of: The Songs of John Fogerty Tom Petty - Greatest Hits Jethro Tull - The Anniversary Collection Stone Temple Pilots - Thank You Staind - The Singles: 1996-2006 Steve Miller Band - The Best of 1968-1973 & Greatest Hits 1974-78 Stevie Ray Vaughan - The Essential Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble UB40 - The Very Best of UB40 1980-2000 Bob Seger - Greatest Hits & Greatest Hits 2 Lynyrd Skynyrd - Gold Bob Marley - Legend (technically a hits album although people generally refer to it as an album unto itself)
Oh, and I forgot to include Beck's Odelay in my first post, that is a great original album as well.