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What's an album you have enjoyed for many years?

Asked by jaytkay (25787points) January 11th, 2015

A few from me: when I was a teen, I bought every Clash and Elvis Costello record as soon as they came out. I still listen to those. The first Pretenders album, too.

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hominid's avatar

My favorite albums seem to all be from my youth, so I have been enjoying these for many years. Here are just a few that I have listened to recently and enjoyed tremendously…

- Pixies, “Surfer Rosa” (my all-time favorite)
– The Breeders, “Pod”
– Dinosaur Jr., “You’re Living all Over Me”
– R.E.M., “Murmur” and “Reckoning”
– The Feelies, “Crazy Rhythms”
– The Wolfgang Press, “Kansas”

SQUEEKY2's avatar

Oh let’s start with Dire Straights(money for nothing)
Then Fleetwood mac Rumors.
Then the eagles hotel California.

gondwanalon's avatar

We’er Only in it for the Money by Frank Zappa. Great album that my Sister gave me in 1968. I cherish it. It’s a satire on the hippie, drug, free love thing that was so prevalent at the time. It helped me see how ridiculous and phony people can be.

jca's avatar

When I was in my early teens, I was into Van Halen and really enjoyed, and still enjoyed, the Dave Lee Roth years. Ain’t Talkin Bout Love, etc. I also was a big Cars fan, and Candy-O and The Cars first album, great. Anything Ramones, than and now I liked them. I don’t usually seek out VH, Cars or Ramones, but I love them. Also, classic to me is Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Linda Ronstadt, that 70’s rock stuff.

kritiper's avatar

Anything from The Beatles. Spirit’s “12 dreams of Dr. Sardonicus.” Cream’s “Disreali Gears.” Boston’s first and second albums, Eagle’s greatest hits, vol. 1.

rockfan's avatar

Hounds of Love by Kate Bush and Little Earthquakes by Tori Amos. Both albums are just so emotionally gripping and unabashedly dramatic, weird, and beautiful. I also listen to Bjork’s “Post” on a constant basis.

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

I don’t have a single album that holds my focus. My taste follows my mood.

filmfann's avatar

Stevie Wonder. “Songs In The Key Of Life”
Pink Floyd “Dark Side of the Moon”
Any Beatles.

Aethelwine's avatar

Jane’s Addiction- Nothing’s Shocking
This Mortal Coil- Filigree and Shadow
Beastie Boys- Licensed to Ill
Metallica- Kill Em All
Neil Young- Harvest Moon

and any album that includes Eddie Vedder or Jack White.

Kardamom's avatar

Probably my favorite album of all time is “Libera, Angel Voices” even though I have no religious bone in my body. I just think their voices are fabulous and the songs are lovely and soothing.

Hear for yourself:

ibstubro's avatar

This one popped into my head.

Brings a tear.

Still makes me laugh! (and tear.)

Pick a Harry Connif Jr. album. Micheal Buble. [Earlier the better.}


Long before my time. But not love.

How can you not be?

Sorry if I posted singles. The albums were non-cooperative in some cases.
My ACDC was so old I grew weary looking for it.

Crap, I forgot Big Band

trailsillustrated's avatar

So much good here!!

zenzen's avatar


Spanish Train

Wish you were here

anniereborn's avatar

Seeing as I haved loved theater since I was little, there are many cast recordings/soundtraks that I could list here (Annie,Pippin,Tommy,Evita,A Chorus Line,They’re Playing Our Song).

Other than that, compilations from the big band/jazz greats (Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Frank Sinatra,) have always been an important part of my collection.

Some that are more rock/pop:
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road-Elton John
So Far-Crosby,Stills,Nash and Young
The Wall-Pink Floyd
Tommy-The Who
Shaking The Tree-Peter Gabriel
Cascade-Peter Murphy
Somewhere About Here-Dick Prall

ucme's avatar

Sex Pistols – Never Mind the Bollocks
Beastie Boys – Licensed To Ill
Depeche Mode – Violator
Tears for Fears – The Hurting
U2 – October
New Order – Substance

ucme's avatar

Oh & @SQUEEKY2, that’s Straits…just so you know :)

ucme's avatar

@SQUEEKY2 On a more recent thread you suggested anyone bitching about your spelling should keep it to themselves. Normally, that’s a view I wholeheartedly agree with, but getting the spelling wrong of a band is just wrong man.
Nothing to do with grammar, it’s something unique to the artist & has to be gotten right, simple as that.

ibstubro's avatar

Speeling of the Str8’s is not suggektive? ~

ucme's avatar

^^ Simple Minds

ibstubro's avatar

Hu?, @ucme.
I resent the implication i may have a shallow mine.

ucme's avatar

Hi Hal.

OpryLeigh's avatar

Barbra Streisand’s first Guilty album.
The Seekers’ Future Road
Dusty Springfield’s Very Fine Love

jca's avatar

A great album is Sade “Lovers Live.”

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