Your Top 20 Favourite Albums


#1
  1. Pink Floyd - The Wall (1979)
  2. The Beatles - Abbey Road (1969)
  3. The Who - Who’s Next (1971)
  4. Jethro Tull - Aqualung (1971)
  5. Rod Stewart - Foot Loose & Fancy Free (1977)
  6. Fleetwod Mac - Tusk (1979)
  7. Simple Minds - New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84) (1982)
  8. Tracy Chapman - Tracy Chapman (1988)
  9. Bruce Springsteen - Human Touch (1992)
  10. Bryan Adams - Reckless (1984)
  11. Stevie Ray Vaughan - Texas Flood (1983)
  12. Suzanne Vega - Solitude Standing (1987)
  13. Eagles - The Long Run (1979)
  14. Talk Talk - The Colour of Spring (1986)
  15. Dire Straits - Dire Straits (1978)
  16. Joe Jackson - Body and Soul (1984)
  17. Genesis - Selling England by the Pound (1974)
  18. Tears for Fears - The Seeds of Love (1989)
  19. Joe Cocker - Sheffield Steel (1982)
  20. Crosby, Still & Nash - CSN (1977)

#2

An impossible question :sweat_smile: I’ve got 5 of that list but how can you have The Wall at #1 and DSOTM nowhere to be seen?


#3

Simple

I frankly prefer both Animals and Wish You Were Here to it.

M.


#4

You might want to check that list, Mateo, one of those albums is as recent as 1992! :grinning:


#5

OK, I’ll bite (in no particular order):

  1. The Beatles/White Album
  2. David Bowie/Low
  3. Joy Division/Unknown Pleasures
  4. Pink Floyd/Ummagumma
  5. Can/Tago Mago
  6. Duke Ellington/Blues In Orbit
  7. The Durutti Column/The Return Of The Durutti Column
  8. New Order/Technique
  9. Led Zeppelin/Physical Grafitti
  10. Can/Future Days
  11. Pink Floyd/Animals
  12. Bobbie Gentry/The Delta Sweete
  13. Goldfrapp/Felt Mountain
  14. New Order/Power, Corruption & Lies
  15. David Bowie/Station To Station
  16. Public Image Ltd/Metal Box
  17. Miles Davis/Kind Of Blue
  18. Throbbing Gristle/20 Jazz Funk Greats
  19. Bill Evans/Everybody Digs Bill Evans
  20. Kraftwerk/Trans-Europe Express

#6

Hi Matteo, hard to answer without making mistakes, however…

Joy Division -Unknown Pleasures 1979
Kraftwerk - Computer Welt 1981
Tori Amos - Scarlet Walk 2002
Donald Fagen - The Nightfly 1982
Tom Waits - Blue Valentine 1977
Pink Floyd - The Wall 1980
Rickie Lee Jones - Pirates 1981
Suzanne Vega - Suzanne Vega 1985
Alice - Il sole nella pioggia 1989
Cowboy Junkies - The trinity sessions 1988
DEVO -Duty now for the future 1979
O.M.D. - Architecture and Morality 1982
David Sylvian -Brilliant trees 1983
Talking Heads -Fear of Music 1979
Duran Duran - Rio 1982
Steely Dan - Aja 1977
Frank Sinatra - Strangers in the night 1965
Lucio Dalla - Dalla 1980
Diana Ross - Diana Ross 1980
Prefab Sprout - Steve Mc Queen 1985

In no particular order, just a list thrown instinctively…
Bye
Alessandro


#7


#8

That’s it…, 3/4 of Japan, a bit of Fresu, shades of Battiato and there it is, a masterpiece… :grinning:


#9

herbie hancock: man child
headhunters
secrets
miles davis: agharta
get up with it
decoy
joe henderson : black miracle
the elements
canyon lady
pink floyd : wish you are here
dark side of the moon
the wall
santana: abraxas
mahavishnu orchestra: apocalypse
visions of the emerald beyond
joni mitchell: heira
serge gainsbourg: mélodie nelson
dire straits: dire straits
johnny hammond smith: higher ground
jeff beck: blow by blow
wired
isaac hayes: live at sahara tahoe
al jarreau: live in europe

oh, already 23 albums, i have to stop now…


#10

In alphabetical order, but it changes every day

5000 Spirits or the Layers of the Onion - The Incredible String Band
Benefit - Jethro Tull
The Book of Taliesyn - Deep Purple
Brain Salad Surgery - Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Eldorado (A Symphony by the Electric Light Orchestra) - The Electric Light Orchestra
An Electric Storm - White Noise
Every Good Boy Deserves Favour - The Moody Blues
In the Court of the Crimson King An Observation by King Crimson - King Crimson
Joy of a Toy - Kevin Ayres
Kinks are the Village Green Preservation Society - The Kinks
Liege & Leif - Fairport Convention
No Roses - Albion Country Band
Ogden’s Nut Gone Flake - Small Faces
Piper at the Gates of Dawn - Pink Floyd
Quarks, Strangeness & Charm - Hawkwind
The Quiet Zone/The Pleasure Dome - Van Der Graaf
SF Sorrow - The Pretty Things
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles
The Story Of Simon Simopath - Nirvana
Tilt - Scott Walker


#11

pink floyd is common to our lists. it will probably be on every list…


#12

I’m curious to see the list of Mr. Dane

M


#13
  1. King Crimson - Red (1974)
  2. Talk Talk - Laughing Stock (1991)
  3. King Crimson - Larks’ Tongues in Aspic (1973)
  4. Joy Division - Closer (1980)
  5. King Crimson - Starless and Bible Black (1974)
  6. Stravinsky (Boston Symphony Chamber Players/Tom Courtenay/Ron Moody/John Gielgud/) - The Soldier’s Tale (1975)
  7. Peter Gabriel - Third album (1980)
  8. Dagmar Krause - Tank Battles (1988)
  9. Robert Fripp - Exposure (1979)
  10. Art Bears - Hopes and Fears (1978)
  11. Stravinsky (Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra/Sir Colin Davis) - The Rite of Spring (1977)
  12. The Beatles - Abbey Road (1969)
  13. Magazine - Secondhand Daylight (1979)
  14. Talk Talk - Spirit of Eden (1988)
  15. The Beatles - White Album (1968)
  16. Gentle Giant - Three Friends (1972)
  17. Genesis - Selling England by the Pound (1973)
  18. Fred Frith - Guitar Solos (1974)
  19. Can - Unlimited Edition (1976)
  20. Yes - The Yes Album (1971)

#14

yes, genesis, kim crimson, and no pink floyd ?


#15

Wish You Were Here might have made the top 30.


#16

Before I plunge down the rabbit hole of reconsideration:

Radiohead: OK Computer (1997)
Wilco: Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (2001)
Elliott Smith: Either/Or (1997)
Fleetwood Mac: Rumours (1977)
Massive Attack: Mezzanine (1998)
Led Zeppelin: IV (1971)
U2: The Unforgettable Fire (1984)
Belle and Sebastian: If You’re Feeling Sinister (1996)
Pavement: Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain (1994)
Spoon: Girls Can Tell (2001)
Pearl Jam: Vitalogy (1994)
Björk: Homogenic (1997)
PJ Harvey: Rid Of Me (1993)
R.E.M.: Document (1987)
Sigur Rós: Ágætis byrjun (2000)
Modest Mouse: The Moon And Antarctica (2000)
Neutral Milk Hotel: In The Aeroplane Over The Sea (1998)
Pink Floyd: The Dark Side Of The Moon (1973)
Portishead: Dummy (1994)
Radiohead: In Rainbows (2007)


#17
  1. Zucchero - Blues (1987)
  2. Billy Joel - 52nd Street (1978)
  3. The Beatles - White Album (1968)
  4. Whitney Houston - Whitney Houston (1985)
  5. UB40 - Signing Off (1980)
  6. Spandau Ballet - Parade (1984)
  7. Edoardo Bennato - Burattino senza fili (1977)
  8. Rino Gaetano - Mio fratello è figlio unico (1976)
  9. Roxy Music - Avalon (1982)
  10. America - America (1971)
  11. U2 - The Joshua Tree (1987)
  12. Fleetwood Mac - Tango in the Night (1987)
  13. The Police - Zenyatta Mondatta (1980)
  14. Pink Floyd - Animals (1977)
  15. Culture Club - Colour by Numbers (1983)
  16. Simple Minds - Street Fighting Years (1989)
  17. Chicago - Chicago VII (1974)
  18. The Cars - Heartbeat City (1984)
  19. Simply Red - Men and Women (1987)
  20. The The - Mind Bomb (1989)

#18

I started to think about it and then my head began to hurt…


#19

Yeah it’s impossible. Off top of my head.

Bowie - Hunky Dory
Bowie - Ziggy
Bowie - STATIONTOSTATION
Bowie - Low
Lou - Transformer
Velvet Underground & Nico
Love - Forever Changes
Television - Marquee Moon
Roxy Music - For Your Pleasure
Brian Eno - Another Green World
Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks
Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers
The Kinks - Village Green Preservation Society
XTC - Apple Venus Vol1
Caravan - In The Land Of The Grey and Pink
Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks
Jimi Hendrix - Electric Ladyland
Jethro Tull - Aqualung
Neil Young - On The Beach
The Ramones - Ramones

Hmm seems to be of a certain era.

A lot of these could easily change tomorrow!


#20

Gosh, a really tricky exercise - top 5 would have been somewhat easier. So, a quick somewhat electectic list off the top of my head (all are special to me and favourites for some reason or other), probably missing a number of albums that if you reminded me of them I’d definitely want to put them in my top 20, but here goes for this moment, right now…

David Bowie – Hunky Dory
Stan Tracey - Under Milk Wood Jazz Suite
Madness – Absolutely
Neil Young – Decade
Supertramp – Crisis? What Crisis?
Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel III
Kate Bush – The Dreaming
Sufjan Stevens – Come on Feel the Illinoise
Borodin Quartet – Borodin & Shostakovich String Quartets, Nos. 2 & 8
Gabrieli Consort & Paul McCreesh – Handel’s Messiah
Pink Floyd – Meddle
Don Rendell Ian Carr Quartet – Shades of Blue
Pierre Monteux & LSO – Elgar’s Enigma Variations
Paul McCartney – Ram
Beach Boys - Surf’s Up
The Beatles – The Beatles (White Album)
Genesis - Trespass
ELO – Eldorado
Steely Dan – Pretzel Logic
Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool
Talking Heads – Speaking in Tongues

Edit, hang on, I can’t count… That’s 21, but which doesn’t make the cut…???