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Is it hard for you to come up with a "top ten favorite albums" list?

Asked by rockfan (3027 points ) January 18th, 2014

Although I have hunrdeds of favorite albums, it’s actually pretty easy for me to come up with a (fairly) definitive list:

Little Earthquakes – Tori Amos
Hounds of Love – Kate Bush
Blue in Green – Miles Davis
Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band – The Beatles
Rain Dogs – Tom Waits
Mutations – Beck
Elephant – The White Stripes
Stankonia – OutKast
The Suburbs – Arcade Fire
Spirited Away soundtrack – Joe Hisaishi

What about you?

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Seek's avatar

Favourite full albums is a little easier than songs or artists.

Let’s give it a shot. (No particular order, of course) Artist, album year of release

Danzig, Danzig 1988
Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bloodsugarsexmagick 1991
Katatonia, The Great Cold Distance, 2006
3, The End is Begun 2007
Enigma, MCMXC a.D 1990
Fate’s Warning, A Pleasant Shade of Gray 1997
London Cast The Phantom of the Opera – My effing CD was stolen and I can’t find a replacement with the lyrics I like, and I can’t remember which year it was. Goddammit.
Iron Maiden. Hard to pick just one, but I’ll go with Seventh Son of a Seventh Son 1988
Meat Loaf, Bat out of Hell 1977
Loreena McKennitt The Book of Secrets 1997
Opeth, Deliverance and Damnation (two albums, but recorded in the same session) 2002, 2003

Well, you got twelve. Deal with it. ^_^

TheRealOldHippie's avatar

I don’t even know if I can trim it down to a Top 10, but I’ll try.

1. Days Of Future Passed – The Moody Blues
2. Faintly Blowing – Kaleidoscope
3. The Everlasting Love Affair – Love Affair
4. Highway 61 Revisited – Bob Dylan
5. Hollies – The Hollies
6. Glad All Over – Dave Clark Five
7. Pet Sounds – The Beach Boys
8. Revolver – The Beatles
9. Greatest Hits – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
10. Let’s Go To San Francisco – The Flower Pot Men

cookieman's avatar

alphabetically

August and Everything After
Counting Crows

Dinah Washington
Dinah Washington

Heartbreaker
Ryan Adams

I Love Everybody
Lyle Lovett

Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin

Rent
Original Broadway Cast

Sign O’ the Times
Prince

Tuesday Night Music Club
Sheryl Crow

Under the Pink
Tori Amos

West Coast Jazz
Stan Getz

I started out with seventeen but had to trim.

SQUEEKY2's avatar

Lets give it a try.
1. Money for nothing Dire Straights
2.Rumors Fleetwood Mac
3.Nights in white satin Moody blues
4,Sargent Pepper The Beatles
5.Stairway to Heaven Led Zeppelin
6.Hotel California The Eagles
7.Elton Johns Greatest hits
8Thriller M jackson
Guess it is harder than I thought hope 8 will do.

DWW25921's avatar

You guys are bringing me back… I haven’t been much of a music listener for… I’m ashamed to say it’s been years. This is the second music question I’ve seen today. I’m starting to forget names… Titles are slipping away. I used to immerse myself in music back in the day. I’ll do my best.

Got to show love for the old school;

1 fleetwood Mac
2 queen
3 moody blues

I have to have a little jazz…

4 miles davis

mixed with a little mellow

5 dave matthews
6 barenaked ladies

I’m a dork but…

7 sound of music “Climb every mountain” in particular is inspiring

I’m probably spelling this one wrong

8 chumbawumba (you know… those Aussies 500 miles and all that)

of course a few staples

9 zepplin
10 peppers
11 metallica

They’re all good. Than there’s this…

Love him, hate him, but he’s the real deal.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmVAWKfJ4Go

ucme's avatar

Yes.

El_Cadejo's avatar

I have a really hard time coming up with “top #” anything lists.

Seek's avatar

Well, I found this one easier, because to be a favourite album, I consider it that I have to be able to listen to it track one to whatever, without wanting to hit the “next track” button.

While I lurve many many bands a whole lot, there is usually a track or two on any album that I’m not a fan of.

Also, I felt that Greatest Hits albums were cheating in this case, thus the lack of Elton John or Journey on my list.

tups's avatar

1. Blood on the Track by Bob Dylan
2. Grace by Jeff Buckley

fundevogel's avatar

Yes.  The thing is the albums I find most solidly wonderful aren’t necessarily the ones by my favorite aritsts or with my favorite songs or even the ones I listen to most.  They just come together so perfectly in their own way.

Antony and the Johnsons – Antony and the Johnsons
California – Mr. Bungle
Dummy – Portishead
Mosaic – Wovenhand
The Narcotic Story – Oxbow
Noitumaa – Ajattara
Razorblade Suitcase – Bush
Six Demon Bag – Man Man
Your Funeral…My Trial – Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
Ænima – Tool

Aesthetic_Mess's avatar

Let’s see if I can:

Native – OneRepublic
Waking Up – OneRepublic
Dreaming Out Loud – OneRepublic
Night Visions – Imagine Dragons
The Fray – The Fray
Mad Season – Matchbox 20
Cradlesong – Rob Thomas
Beta Male Fairytales – Ben’s Brother
Escala – Escala
Habits – Neon Trees

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