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(Wikipedia)   This week in the Sunday Morning Music Club, let's say you've got some time on your hands, time to kick back and listen to your favorite album of all time. Which one do you pick?   ( en.wikipedia.org) divider line
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2017-10-01 07:24:44 AM  
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No contest...
 
2017-10-01 07:27:14 AM  
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2017-10-01 07:33:36 AM  
Dark Side of the Moon
 
2017-10-01 07:45:56 AM  

chaosangel: Dark Side of the Moon

 
2017-10-01 07:49:43 AM  
For a Sunday morning, that would Nina Simone's "Pastel Blues"

Nina Simone - Be My Husband
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2017-10-01 07:51:03 AM  
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2017-10-01 07:55:21 AM  
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2017-10-01 07:55:58 AM  
Honestly, if I were to set aside some time just to listen to an album I think I'd dig out something that I hadn't listened to in years rather than one of my favorites.  Many/most of the songs on my absolute favorite album/s tend to come up fairly regularly on assorted playlists, so while still special, aren't going to hit me with the same impact as an "oh wow, I forgot all about 'this' ".
 
2017-10-01 08:08:51 AM  
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2017-10-01 08:20:48 AM  
I'll probably go back to Dark Side of the Moon. Alternate choice could be Wakeman's Journey to the Centre of the Earth. They're both meant to be listened to as full albums and I need 40 minutes or so of uninterrupted listening time.

Have I mentioned recently that 1970s music is the best music?
 
2017-10-01 08:23:23 AM  
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2017-10-01 08:38:37 AM  

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Excellent choice.

I was listening to their live album the other day (can't recall the name - has a fun cover of Knockin on Heaven's Door). Would have loved to have seen them in their day.
 
2017-10-01 08:44:43 AM  
This one rat cheer:

The Dandy Warhols - Come Down
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2017-10-01 08:52:56 AM  
So many albums from my musically formative years could go here - the aforementioned Dark Side, Master of Reality, Revolver, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Permanent Waves etc.

But I think I have to go with something that came out when I was 25:

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Sad, melancholy songs make me strangely happy and I think it all stems from this album. Few voices convey utter bleakness like Beth Gibbons.
 
2017-10-01 08:57:41 AM  
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2017-10-01 09:01:15 AM  
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/"aural medication for the tired mind"
 
2017-10-01 09:14:13 AM  
Complete album, front to back, every track a winner?
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Recoil Therapy: Honestly, if I were to set aside some time just to listen to an album I think I'd dig out something that I hadn't listened to in years rather than one of my favorites.  Many/most of the songs on my absolute favorite album/s tend to come up fairly regularly on assorted playlists, so while still special, aren't going to hit me with the same impact as an "oh wow, I forgot all about 'this' ".


I agree with this, though. I'd probably dig into the dark recesses of my closet, pull out THE BINDER of antiquated physical media, and look for something I loved and entirely forgot I owned.  First thing that comes to mind is:
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2017-10-01 09:34:30 AM  
Hotel California.

A long journey in under an hour.
 
2017-10-01 09:46:19 AM  
The album I would pick would depend on what mood I'm in.  As usual, I can't pick one, so here are some of my favs.

Miles Davis-Kind of Blue.
Fleetwood Mac-Rumours
Bowie-Ziggy
Van Morrison-Moondance
Neil Young-Harvest
Carole King Tapestry
Dave Brubeck-Time Out
 
2017-10-01 09:51:24 AM  

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Excellent choice.

I was listening to their live album the other day (can't recall the name - has a fun cover of Knockin on Heaven's Door). Would have loved to have seen them in their day.


My band opened for Richard Lloyd (with Billy Ficca on drums) years ago. He's pretty nuts, but oh my god can he play guitar. I would love to have a time machine and be able to go to NYC in 1977 to see them.
 
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2017-10-01 10:06:55 AM  
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2017-10-01 10:07:54 AM  
I listen to classical as well and listening to a full symphony by one of the big three can be amazing and very moving.  (Beethoven, Mozart, Brahms.)

I used to have them on albums, but lost them somewhere along the way.   Thanks to the internet, they're at one's fingertips now, and that is wonderful.
 
2017-10-01 10:09:44 AM  
The Band - The Last Waltz
Dire Straits - Making Movies
The Commitments - Soundtrack
Jeff Beck - Rock and Roll Party (tribute to Les Paul)
 
2017-10-01 10:12:13 AM  
Foxtrot - Genesis [Full Remastered Album] (1972)
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2017-10-01 10:13:27 AM  
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2017-10-01 10:17:38 AM  
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/lots of favorites, but this will always be high on the list
 
2017-10-01 10:17:45 AM  
Superunknown.
 
2017-10-01 10:20:15 AM  
Almost impossible to pick one, but...

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2017-10-01 10:22:04 AM  
Yes - Close to the Edge
Laura Nyro - Christmas and the Beads of Sweat
Bob Dylan - Blood on the Tracks
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Live Seeds
The Story - Grace in Gravity
XTC - English Settlement
Steely Dan - Countdown to Ecstasy
Genesis - Nursery Cryme
For Against - Coalesced
Tears for Fears - Songs from the Big Chair
Chris Whitley - Hotel Vast Horizon
Todd Rundgren - A Wizard/A True Star

...I could go on...
 
2017-10-01 10:23:00 AM  

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PiL's Happy is one of the most underrated albums of all time. Just a fantastic record.
 
2017-10-01 10:23:04 AM  
Wow this is a tough one but I think I may have to go with this one

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2017-10-01 10:23:35 AM  
Forever Changes - Love
 
2017-10-01 10:24:07 AM  

Man On A Mission: No question.

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This.
 
2017-10-01 10:24:41 AM  
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2017-10-01 10:24:47 AM  

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Or this.
 
2017-10-01 10:28:35 AM  
I have a couple...OK Three:
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2017-10-01 10:29:14 AM  
Have many favorites, but right now
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2017-10-01 10:30:23 AM  
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2017-10-01 10:30:41 AM  
Lots of good choices in this thread already.
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/Also, *threadjack*, what happened to the titles in embedded YouTube videos?
I've noticed the titles show up when submitted in a link, but not inline.
 
2017-10-01 10:32:32 AM  
Paul McCartney - Flowers In the Dirt (Full Álbum)
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2017-10-01 10:32:49 AM  
Easy question

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2017-10-01 10:32:54 AM  
Either "Mutter" by Rammstein or "Lateralus" by Tool.

/ideally both
//really love those two from start to finish
///tres
 
2017-10-01 10:33:47 AM  
More recently

Jason Isbell - Southeastern
Sturgill Simpson - A Sailor's Guide To Earth
 
2017-10-01 10:38:49 AM  
The CD of JB Vol. 2

Besides being a fantastic overview, it has the absolute best version of Greedy Man.

/ let me whistle right here
 
2017-10-01 10:40:04 AM  
* but, that can will change from time to time, usually for the Stones or blues
 
2017-10-01 10:40:23 AM  
AC/DC - Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (Lyrics+HQ)
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2017-10-01 10:40:43 AM  
There's some guy out there, staring at his screen and the digitized image of Jimmy Buffett's Last Mango in Paris glowing in the preview submission box, his shaky mouse cursor hovering over "Add Comment," and he's thinking: "Be strong, Lance, you can do this. Be strong, dude."
 
2017-10-01 10:42:51 AM  
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2017-10-01 10:43:54 AM  
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2017-10-01 10:46:14 AM  

Madison_Smiled: Tears for Fears - Songs from the Big Chair


The best album from 1985.

My pick for my one album to listen to: The Cure's Disintegration.
 
2017-10-01 10:46:22 AM  

Snapper Carr: So many albums from my musically formative years could go here - the aforementioned Dark Side, Master of Reality, Revolver, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Permanent Waves etc.

But I think I have to go with something that came out when I was 25:

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Sad, melancholy songs make me strangely happy and I think it all stems from this album. Few voices convey utter bleakness like Beth Gibbons.


Check out her album with Rustin Mann. A bit different vibe, but I really enjoyed it.
 
2017-10-01 10:46:48 AM  
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2017-10-01 10:47:12 AM  
Songs Ohia: Magnolia Electric Company is definitely one of my top choices.

Just Be simple - Songs Ohia
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2017-10-01 10:48:42 AM  
Silver Jews: American Water is a nearly perfect piece of work.

silver jews - american water (full album)
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2017-10-01 10:50:17 AM  
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2017-10-01 10:52:51 AM  
Sticky Fingers. Skip over Brown Sugar and it's great all the rest of the way through.

The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers (Full Album) HQ
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2017-10-01 10:53:27 AM  
Checkfield.  Either "Through the Lens" or View from the Edge"

Key phrase being - "kick back".
 
2017-10-01 10:55:19 AM  
Three EPs by The Beta Band is a spectacular piece of work from start to finish.

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2017-10-01 10:56:37 AM  
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2017-10-01 10:59:12 AM  
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2017-10-01 10:59:13 AM  
THE SAINTS - (I'm) Stranded - FULL - 1977
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"full of rough, exhilarating rock'n'roll noise, and it remains one of the greatest debut albums of the era"
Some of the best punk ever.
 
2017-10-01 11:00:29 AM  

jj325: Easy question

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Ditto. Although I hate to have to choose one album, because so many albums are important to me, I loved Quadrophenia from the first note I heard way back in 1973 to present day. There is no better album in my opinion.
 
2017-10-01 11:00:31 AM  

chaosangel: Dark Side of the Moon


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2017-10-01 11:00:35 AM  

afghanwhiggle: Snapper Carr: So many albums from my musically formative years could go here - the aforementioned Dark Side, Master of Reality, Revolver, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Permanent Waves etc.

But I think I have to go with something that came out when I was 25:

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Sad, melancholy songs make me strangely happy and I think it all stems from this album. Few voices convey utter bleakness like Beth Gibbons.

Check out her album with Rustin Mann. A bit different vibe, but I really enjoyed it.


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2017-10-01 11:01:51 AM  

ElPrimitivo: Three EPs by The Beta Band is a spectacular piece of work from start to finish.

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2017-10-01 11:02:02 AM  
Tough question.

Badmotorfinger and Kid A are way up.there.
 
2017-10-01 11:02:39 AM  

ElPrimitivo: Sticky Fingers. Skip over Brown Sugar and it's great all the rest of the way through.

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The guitar solo at the end of Sway is perfection.
 
2017-10-01 11:04:41 AM  
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A classic!
 
2017-10-01 11:04:52 AM  
If you like music that kicks you in the teeth and loosens your bowels, you can't do better than Fun House by the Stooges.

The Stooges - Down On The Street
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2017-10-01 11:07:47 AM  
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2017-10-01 11:09:18 AM  
Nice bowl and one of the first 3 Coheed and Cambria. Good Apollo, if have to choose, I guess.
 
2017-10-01 11:09:38 AM  

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2017-10-01 11:09:40 AM  
Their most commercial songwriting and their best album overall. Loaded by the Velvet Underground.

Velvet Underground-"Who Loves the Sun" from "Loaded"
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2017-10-01 11:11:06 AM  
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2017-10-01 11:11:57 AM  
Something Else by The Kinks, not just because of Waterloo Sunset, but definitely because of Waterloo Sunset.

The Kinks - Waterloo Sunset (Official Audio)
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2017-10-01 11:13:49 AM  

vegaswench: The best album from 1985.


... remains "Rain Dogs"
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2017-10-01 11:14:31 AM  
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2017-10-01 11:16:26 AM  
Monster Magnet - 25 Tab
Akira Soundtrack
Digital Underground - Sex Packets
Harry Nilsson - Anthology 2-disc (not so much a 'proper' album since its a greatest hits)
Self - Gizmodgery

and yeah, there can never be 'one' album i could pick. im just surprised i didnt do a top 10.
 
2017-10-01 11:21:20 AM  
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2017-10-01 11:23:56 AM  
Another Farker upthread said that they would pick an old favourite that they hadn't listened to in a while. That's what I'd do, too:

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2017-10-01 11:25:19 AM  

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Oooh, good one! I prefer Twice Upon a Time, personally.  The loop in Dazzle still gives me goosebumps.
 
2017-10-01 11:25:59 AM  

The Flexecutioner: Monster Magnet - 25 Tab
Akira Soundtrack
Digital Underground - Sex Packets
Harry Nilsson - Anthology 2-disc (not so much a 'proper' album since its a greatest hits)
Self - Gizmodgery

and yeah, there can never be 'one' album i could pick. im just surprised i didnt do a top 10.


I love that Fark has a strong contingency of fans of Digital Underground and early Sir Mix-A-Lot.
 
2017-10-01 11:27:00 AM  
Porcella by The Deadly Snakes is in the upper echelons of my favorites. Always nice to find a Canadian band that's actually good.

THE DEADLY SNAKES - Gore Veil
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If you read the above as a slight against Rush, then congratulate yourself on passing the reading comprehension portion of today's test.
 
2017-10-01 11:29:12 AM  
Teen: Out of Our Heads by The Rolling Stones
20s: Into the Purple Valley by Ry Cooder
30s: Bring the Family by John Hiatt
40s: Poetic Champions Compose by Van Morrison
50s: Gerry Mulligan/Ben Webster
60s: Who Else by Jeff Beck
 
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2017-10-01 11:34:33 AM  

ElPrimitivo: Porcella by The Deadly Snakes is in the upper echelons of my favorites. Always nice to find a Canadian band that's actually good.

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If you read the above as a slight against Rush, then congratulate yourself on passing the reading comprehension portion of today's test.


Holy shiat! Ive never run into another Deadly Snakes fan. Loved those guys. Got to see them in a really tiny club in Columbus Ohio (cafe bourbon st) years ago.

Top farking notch, man!
 
2017-10-01 11:47:51 AM  

Crewmannumber6: More recently

Jason Isbell - Southeastern
Sturgill Simpson - A Sailor's Guide To Earth


Good choices. Those are both top notch.
 
2017-10-01 11:48:42 AM  

holdmybones: The Flexecutioner: Monster Magnet - 25 Tab
Akira Soundtrack
Digital Underground - Sex Packets
Harry Nilsson - Anthology 2-disc (not so much a 'proper' album since its a greatest hits)
Self - Gizmodgery

and yeah, there can never be 'one' album i could pick. im just surprised i didnt do a top 10.

I love that Fark has a strong contingency of fans of Digital Underground and early Sir Mix-A-Lot.


"Is real not drama. Paid pet llama. Met Clint Eastwood, slapped his mama"
-Sir Mix A Lot (Iron Man)
 
2017-10-01 11:51:51 AM  
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2017-10-01 11:53:56 AM  
Tom Cochrane and Red Rider "The Symphony Sessions"
 
2017-10-01 11:54:00 AM  

Thank You Black Jesus!: Tough question.

Badmotorfinger and Kid A are way up.there.


I drove up to Lake Erie a few weeks ago, hoping to see the northern lights-too cloudy, no luck. But on the drive home, along the narrow and empty, dark and foggy Ohio country roads at three in the morning, I listened to the whole of Kid A. It's still an incredible album, and that's an excellent way to experience it, I highly recommend it.
 
2017-10-01 11:59:55 AM  
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2017-10-01 12:07:49 PM  

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Dylan has several excellent albums. So do the Dead. This is not one of them

 
2017-10-01 12:10:26 PM  
Super Session (1968)
 
2017-10-01 12:15:35 PM  
Not all time fave.. just came out but, this is what I'm listening to now. These guys have an interesting sound.

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2017-10-01 12:16:48 PM  

shastacola: jj325: Easy question


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Ditto. Although I hate to have to choose one album, because so many albums are important to me, I loved Quadrophenia from the first note I heard way back in 1973 to present day. There is no better album in my opinion.

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2017-10-01 12:19:34 PM  
Not a rock album, but conducted by the composer himself.  I only played it once, to burn it to disc.
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2017-10-01 12:24:19 PM  
A recent discovery that has almost instantly become a favorite (along with its' counterpart "Kill The Wolf")
Matt Berry "Take My Hand"
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2017-10-01 12:24:41 PM  
I've had a lot of favorites over the years, but this one has stood the test of time and changing tastes. I still love it from start to finish.

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/Can't decide between these 3
 
2017-10-01 12:26:48 PM  
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2017-10-01 12:35:51 PM  
The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion
 
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2017-10-01 12:42:04 PM  
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From 1977 when I first heard it and I frequently listen to it to this day, last time was two days ago. It's still as mind blowingly good and fresh as it ever was. He died this year and it was a sad day.
 
2017-10-01 12:51:25 PM  

Jake Havechek: Not a rock album, but conducted by the composer himself.  I only played it once, to burn it to disc.
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I see your Holst and raise you a Mahler 2.  For Sunday...

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Lebowski was wrong.
 
2017-10-01 12:53:13 PM  

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I agree with this. Kinda of a obscure album but all the other good ones have been listed
 
2017-10-01 01:01:14 PM  

Andric: I've had a lot of favorites over the years, but this one has stood the test of time and changing tastes. I still love it from start to finish.

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I used to listen to the first two Live albums all the time. I still pull out a song from time to time but I just can't put up with Ed's grating voice for a whole album any more. Was listening to Pillar of Davidson the other day, love that tune.
 
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many albums i'd call favorites.   but i kicked back and listened to these two, earlier today.
 
2017-10-01 01:11:49 PM  

Jake Havechek: Not a rock album, but conducted by the composer himself.  I only played it once, to burn it to disc.
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Good stuff, but I like the cover art on my copy better.

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2017-10-01 01:16:58 PM  

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Dylan has several excellent albums. So do the Dead. This is not one of them


Corrected for truth.

There can't be a good album if there's never been a good song. Love Dylan, detest that other bunch of unwashed hacks..
 
2017-10-01 01:18:59 PM  
I am old, 51, but there comes a time when it is time to move on so I will go with

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The Boy Who Died Wolf, Highly Suspect
 
2017-10-01 01:21:13 PM  
The Vandals - sweatin to the oldies
Or
Lagwagon - live in a dive

I like a lot of music. There are a lot of other songs and chunks of albums. But for a start to finish experience, those are my two favorites.
 
2017-10-01 01:22:11 PM  
Exile on Main Street
Songs in the Key of Life
 
2017-10-01 01:35:15 PM  
A friend of a friend is a country musician/songwriter of some renown, and he put together a mix tape of some of his favorite country tunes - mostly Nashville sound songs from the 60s and early 70s: George Jones, Marty Robbins, Don Gibson, and others: a couple of old Jimmie Rogers songs, a couple from Hank Snow. No Johnny Cash. The other side of the cassette was all Hank Williams. I may have a copy in a box in the basement, but what would I play it on?
 
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Clutch, by Clutch.
 
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2017-10-01 01:52:57 PM  

FlashHarry: holdmybones: FlashHarry: [img.fark.net image 850x850]

Excellent choice.

I was listening to their live album the other day (can't recall the name - has a fun cover of Knockin on Heaven's Door). Would have loved to have seen them in their day.

My band opened for Richard Lloyd (with Billy Ficca on drums) years ago. He's pretty nuts, but oh my god can he play guitar. I would love to have a time machine and be able to go to NYC in 1977 to see them.


That's really cool. I would find reasons to bring that up all the time.
 
2017-10-01 01:53:53 PM  
Doors-LA Woman
 
2017-10-01 01:59:36 PM  
I guess today,  at this moment, my top three would be:

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If I had to pick one RIGHT NOW, I'd pick Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me,  but only because King Crimson is way too heavy for every occasion, and I've listened to Rumours  way more since many of its tracks are popular on radio, TV, and even department store PA systems.
 
2017-10-01 02:02:07 PM  
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2017-10-01 02:08:13 PM  

ElPrimitivo: Three EPs by The Beta Band is a spectacular piece of work from start to finish.

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You may have just sold five copies of it.
 
2017-10-01 02:21:56 PM  
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2017-10-01 02:40:47 PM  
Lots of good choices here.  Lots I would have posted myself, so instead of rehashing, I'll add a new one to the mix

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2017-10-01 02:44:08 PM  
I listen to lots from classical to jazz to showtunes to metal but, my all time favorite album might be this.

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2017-10-01 02:44:30 PM  

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That made for an interesting Wiki read, so thanks.

/ Cobain's #5 favorite all time album
// The New Yorker described as "Hauntingly bad"
/// Rolling Stone article described the band as "sounding like lobotomized Trapp Family singers"
 
2017-10-01 02:47:25 PM  
Anybody with enough experience and discrimination won't have a single favorite album.

Why not just call these "Show off your favorite music. Difficulty: No DSotM. Bonus points for obscurity or finding ways to like obvious crap" and be done with it? It's what goes on anyway, and we obviously like it.

On a sunny carefree Sunday like this one, I guess it would be this obscenely upbeat throwback:
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I mean, really, this thing is a total sin against malaise and bleakness. It's the musical equivalent of watching puppies and kittens chase bubbles and butterflies in a meadow.
 
2017-10-01 02:50:08 PM  
Music of a God, played by a musical God.

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2017-10-01 02:52:28 PM  

sex_and_drugs_for_ian: doczoidberg: [f4.bcbits.com image 850x850]

That made for an interesting Wiki read, so thanks.

/ Cobain's #5 favorite all time album
// The New Yorker described as "Hauntingly bad"
/// Rolling Stone article described the band as "sounding like lobotomized Trapp Family singers"


Without even looking, I am assuming they are talking about The Shaggs...

...(looking) ...

Oh, yeah, I know my lobotomized von Trapps, I do.

/ my pal's name is foot foot
// I found out about them because of Robert Fripp's interest - a wtf moment if ever there was one
/// I must have been a musical genius when I was two
 
2017-10-01 02:55:32 PM  
Sticky Fingers comes to mind. As sites the first Allman Brothers.
 
2017-10-01 02:57:14 PM  
Favorite album? Wow, that's a killer for me. I love so much music...

It's a tie, go give these guys a listen!

The Darkest of the Hillside Thickets - The Dukes of Alhazred
Here Come the Mummies - Single Entendre
 
2017-10-01 02:59:54 PM  
Great suggestions so far, here are a few of mine. I tried not to repeat other's suggestions.

Steely Dan - "Aja" or "Can't Buy a Thrill" (depending on mood)

Sarah Vaughan - Literally anything by the greatest voice of the 20th century. I chose "At Mister Kelly's" because it shows that her live performances were just as perfect as her studio albums.

Ella Fitzgerald - "Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Gershwin Songbook"

Stan Getz, João Gilberto, Antônio Carlos Jobim - "Getz/Gilberto"

Stevie Wonder - "Songs in the Key of Life"
 
2017-10-01 03:02:01 PM  

Great_Milenko: Lots of good choices here.  Lots I would have posted myself, so instead of rehashing, I'll add a new one to the mix

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The original or one of the remixes/rerecordings/live ones?
 
2017-10-01 03:05:14 PM  

Daddy's Big Pink Man-Squirrel: Anybody with enough experience and discrimination won't have a single favorite album.

Why not just call these "Show off your favorite music. Difficulty: No DSotM. Bonus points for obscurity or finding ways to like obvious crap" and be done with it? It's what goes on anyway, and we obviously like it.

On a sunny carefree Sunday like this one, I guess it would be this obscenely upbeat throwback:
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I mean, really, this thing is a total sin against malaise and bleakness. It's the musical equivalent of watching puppies and kittens chase bubbles and butterflies in a meadow.


Oh, Clare!
B^D
 
2017-10-01 03:07:25 PM  

Daddy's Big Pink Man-Squirrel: sex_and_drugs_for_ian: doczoidberg: [f4.bcbits.com image 850x850]

That made for an interesting Wiki read, so thanks.

/ Cobain's #5 favorite all time album
// The New Yorker described as "Hauntingly bad"
/// Rolling Stone article described the band as "sounding like lobotomized Trapp Family singers"

Without even looking, I am assuming they are talking about The Shaggs...

...(looking) ...

Oh, yeah, I know my lobotomized von Trapps, I do.

/ my pal's name is foot foot
// I found out about them because of Robert Fripp's interest - a wtf moment if ever there was one
/// I must have been a musical genius when I was two


Listening to it right now, and it is other worldly, no doubt.

/ pretty sure the lead singer has a cleft palate
 
2017-10-01 03:11:13 PM  

cnocnanrionnag: Jake Havechek: Not a rock album, but conducted by the composer himself.  I only played it once, to burn it to disc.
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I see your Holst and raise you a Mahler 2.  For Sunday...

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I gotta concur with this one.

My runners-up, depending on my mood --

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2017-10-01 03:14:34 PM  
This used to be my favourite album before I discovered Kevin Gilbert. I just picked this up a couple of weeks ago and it is great - Marillion's Misplaced Childhood mixed by Steven Wilson in 5.1 surround.

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2017-10-01 03:51:42 PM  
I'm amazed how many of my favorites are showing up in this thread. More and more, though, I find myself turning to My Bloody Valentine's "Loveless" when I just want to listen to music and not do anything else.

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2017-10-01 03:58:54 PM  

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Also gets a favorite movie vote.
 
2017-10-01 04:05:09 PM  
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2017-10-01 04:07:57 PM  

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Dylan has several excellent albums. So do the Dead. This is not one of them

Corrected for truth.

There can't be a good album if there's never been a good song. Love Dylan, detest that other bunch of unwashed hacks..


Robert Hunter doesn't know your work either so you're even. Not trying to flame you (maybe lightly tweak you) but you're letting something get in the way of listening to some very well crafted songs. I can find a relevant and useful lyric in their songs every day.
Grateful Dead - Europe 72
Paul Simon - Graceland
Beatles - White Album
Lyle Lovett's Large Band - It Ain't  Big It's Large
 
2017-10-01 04:20:17 PM  
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Her version of Indian Love Call is just CHILLING!
 
2017-10-01 04:25:44 PM  

cepson: I find myself turning to My Bloody Valentine's "Loveless" when I just want to listen to music and not do anything else.


I find myself turning to it when I have house-guests that I'd like to leave.
 
2017-10-01 04:44:03 PM  
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2017-10-01 04:56:57 PM  
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2017-10-01 04:59:24 PM  

gwowen: cepson: I find myself turning to My Bloody Valentine's "Loveless" when I just want to listen to music and not do anything else.

I find myself turning to it when I have house-guests that I'd like to leave.


It's great for both those reasons. I love it, but don't generally expect anyone else to share my feelings.

If you don't have the Bloody Rarities album too, you should.
 
2017-10-01 05:29:39 PM  
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2017-10-01 05:42:02 PM  
Voivod - Nothingface
 
2017-10-01 05:57:42 PM  
Sorry to be so late to the party.

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2017-10-01 06:00:38 PM  

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I wish I could Smart this 10 times.
 
2017-10-01 06:03:30 PM  

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There's a reason this is the best-selling jazz album of all time.
 
2017-10-01 06:07:15 PM  
Anybody with only one favorite doesn't listen to enough music.

I could do a top ten favorite double albums even (in no particular order)

Beatles Anthology 3
Dylan & The Band - The Basement Tapes
Grateful Dead - Europe '72
Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti
Allman Brothers - Live at the Fillmore East
Pink Floyd - The Wall
The Band - The Last Waltz
Neil Young - Decade
Black Crowes - Before the Frost/Until the Freeze
Beatles -  "the White Album"
 
2017-10-01 06:15:22 PM  
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2017-10-01 06:24:21 PM  
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2017-10-01 06:37:38 PM  
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2017-10-01 06:39:16 PM  
The Six Brandenbergs followed by
Beethoven's Sixth        followed by
Mendelssohns Italian   followed by
Handel's Water Music
 
2017-10-01 06:47:09 PM  
Crap, this is tough.

Either

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depending on the day, and another day it could be something completely different.
 
2017-10-01 06:56:53 PM  
It's a toss-up.

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2017-10-01 06:58:54 PM  
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2017-10-01 07:26:15 PM  
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2017-10-01 07:45:08 PM  
It'd have to be a tie between:
Imaginaerum, by Nightwish and
... hmm, nope.  No tie.  Just Imaginaerum.  Not a bad song on the entire album, and every single one is perfect when listened to in the exact order.  Anyone who cherry-picks a song from this will enjoy it, but it won't be the same transcendent experience as going from start to finish.
 
2017-10-01 07:53:33 PM  
Another thread that needs a "Put on Amazon wish list" button.
 
2017-10-01 07:58:41 PM  
I like the raveonettes an unhealthy amount. And the never album by micachu and the shapes. And the second side of the hunches John peel session record. And Hendrix bold as love. And nin the downward spiral. And Eno's here come the warm jets. And the stones between the buttons UK release. And I listen to Sonic youth dirty every summer for at least a week solid every year. And songs ohia. And the strokes second album. Lou Reed's Coney island baby. Etc..
 
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2017-10-01 08:29:47 PM  

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Just make sure your CD collection is organizized so you can put it back in the right place when you're done.
 
2017-10-01 08:36:26 PM  
Band: October Project
CD: October Project

For me, always an excellent Sunday morning listen. Love me some Mary Fahl.
 
2017-10-01 08:44:04 PM  
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2017-10-01 08:48:13 PM  
I don't know...

Blood on the Tracks?
Aqualung?
Animals?
Stand in the Fire?

...or any one of  a hundred thousand more, all favorites at one time or another.

At 57, I'm not sure I have enough time left to listen to them all again.
 
2017-10-01 10:34:45 PM  
jeff beck garage shop
 
2017-10-01 10:46:28 PM  
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Perfect from beginning to end
 
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Damn right man. With a Quebec topper.
 
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Nice. One of my favorite bands ever. Seen them in concert many times.
 
2017-10-02 03:28:11 AM  
Who's Next
Live at Leeds Remastered / Extended
Moving Pictures
A Night at the Opera
Boy
 
2017-10-02 08:45:20 AM  
A tie between Kate Bush -Hounds of Love and Porcupine Tree - Fear of a Blank Planet

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2017-10-02 10:15:18 AM  
James Brown & The Famous Flames The Legendary TAMI Show Performance
Youtube WMqM4lZGiK0
 
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2017-10-02 03:52:17 PM  
Hats -- The Blue Nile
 
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2017-10-02 04:40:10 PM  
Depending on my mood, either Close to the Edge or Animals
 
2017-10-02 08:48:05 PM  

Bindyree: Hats -- The Blue Nile


Love this album. One of my top 5 favorites. Very underrated band.
 
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