Your Top 20 Favourite Albums

  1. Pink Floyd - The Wall
  2. Led Zeppelin – IV
  3. Deep Purple – Made in Japan
  4. Spiritualized – Ladies and Gentlemen…
  5. U2 – Achtung Baby
  6. Klaus Schulze – Timewind
  7. King Crimson – Larks Tongues in Aspic
  8. Yes – Close to the Edge
  9. Metallica - Black Album
  10. Biosphere – Substrata
  11. Archive – You All Look the Same as Me
  12. Miles Davis – Bitches Brew
  13. Radiohead – Kid A
  14. TalkTalk – Spirit of Eden
  15. Swans – Soundtracks for the Blind
  16. Black Sabbath – Sabotage
  17. Genesis – The Lamb
  18. The Orb – Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld
  19. Leftfield – Leftism
  20. Massive Attack - Mezzanine

In no particular order. On another day there are others which might sneak in. Top 30 would have give a wider choice.


I’m going off to think about this. This is an almost impossible task!


Hmm almost impossible …in no particular order then…

Beatles - Abbey Rd
Van - Articulate Speech of the Heart
Black Sabbath 1st album
U2 - Achtung Baby- yeh I know but it’s really Eno & Lanois
Steely Dan - Aja
Cure - Disintegration
Yes - Fragile
Joni Mitchell - Hejira
Talk Talk - Colour of Spring
Zeppelin 4
Miles Davis - Kinda Blue
Keith Jarrett- Koln
Tangerine Dream - Ricochet
Allegri - Miserere various versions
Simple Minds - New Gold Dream
John Martyn - One World
Cowboy Junkies - Trinity Sessions
Henri Gorecki - Symph No 3 with Dawn Upshaw
Pink Floyd - DSOM
KLF - Chillout
Johann Johannsson - and in the endless pause


You must love The Wall very much indeed! It made your top 20 twice


Aaah another KLF - Chill out fan . Love that album


Thanks for spotting that; I should not try and work at the same time as compiling lists! Got room for another album then :smile: (I have edited my list)


I forgot a couple of album:

  • Phil Collins - … But seriously (1989)
  • Supertramp - Crime of the Century (1974)


You can borrow one of mine if you like - I seem to have one extra…


Sam Cooke - Ain’t That Good News
Simple Minds - New Gold Dream
Peter Gabriel - So
Massive Attack - Protection
The Stone Roses - The Stone roses
Dusty Springfield - Dusty in Memphis
Neil Young - Harvest
Moby - Play
Grace Jones - Island life
Left field - Leftism
David Bowie - Hunky Dory
Air - Moon Safari
Happy Mondays - Pills n Thrills and Bellyaches
Pink Floyd - The Wall
The Doors - LA Woman
Primal Scream - Screamadelica
Talk Talk - Spirit of Eden
The Blues Brothers - OST
Kate Bush - The Whole Story
Marvin Gaye - What’s Going On

In no order and just about scratching the surface , Nina Simone should be in there somewhere .


As I said above, an impossible task because it’s something that would change with time, possibly daily. Hence, I’ve done this by what came immediately to mind, rather than spending too long thinking, adding, deleting etc. The list is not in any particular order.

Mahavishnu Orchestra - The Inner Mounting Flame
Bill Evans Trio - The Compete Village Vanguard Recordings, 1961
Yes - Close to the Edge
Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour (solely because of I Am the Walrus)
Julia Fordham - Falling Forward
Pat Metheny Group - Offramp
Queen - A Night at the Opera
Genesis - The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
Mozart - Requiem (AAM/Hogwood)
Emily Remler - East to Wes
Miles Davis - Bitches Brew
Duke Ellington - Far East Suite
Schostakovich - Symphony No. 5 (LSO/Previn)
Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 6 (Kirov/Gergiev)
Wagner - Ring Cycle (BFO/Boehm)
Joni Mitchell - Hejira
Bob Dylan - Blood On the Tracks
Fairport Convention - Unhalfbricking
The Who - Quadrophenia
Led Zeppelin - Soundtrack from the film The Song Remains the Same (original release)

With apologies to all those artists and wonderful albums I’ve not included in this midday, Friday 25/1/19 version of the list. Rest assured you’ll be in the 1 o’clock list. Special apologies to Caravan, Steve Hillage, John Williams, Elgar, Allegri and above all, Beethoven.


Matteo are you counting and will be preparing a poll…? :smile:


1.Dinu Lippati
2.Brendel - Brendel plays Bach
3.Steely Dan- Aja
4.David Sylvian- Secrets
5.David Sylvian - Brilliant Trees
6.Alexandre Tharaud- Tic,Toc, Choc
7.Alexandre Tharaud- Plays Rameau
8.Joni Mitchell- Hejira
9.Handel- Alcina
10.Handel- Messiah
11.Bach- Christmas Or.
12.Bach- St. Matthews Passion
13.Bach- Brandenburgische
14.Bach- Cembalo Concertos
15.Lambchop- What another man
16.Lambchop- Nixon
17.M. Pressler- Mozart
18.Pogorelich- Scarlatti
19.Pogorelich- Chopin
20.Miles- Kind of Blue
20a.Bill Evans- You Must Believe in Spring


Oh no! I just realised I omitted Coltrane’s A Love Supreme and Giant Steps from my list. Bugger!


You can drive yourself mad doing this, so I decided to make it even harder by imposing a 1 album per artist limit, but not thinking too much. I ended up with All Our Yesterdays with not as much jazz as I thought there would be. In no particular order.

Steely Dan - Aja
Stevie Wonder - Songs In The Key Of Life
Cream - Disraeli Gears
Rod Stewart - Every Picture Tells A Story
Alfredo Rodriguez - Oye Afra
Greg Allman - Laid Back
Jazz Jamaica Allstars - Massive
Cannonball Adderley - Cannonball’s Bossa Nova
Pat Metheny - Letter From Home
Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon
Led Zeppelin II
Free - Fire And Water
Roy Harper - Stormcock
Focus -Moving Waves
Genesis - Wind And Wuthering
Donal Fagen - The Nightfly
Supertramp - Crime Of The Century
10cc - Sheet Music
Idle Race - Birthday Party
Cat Stevens - Tea For The Tillerman


On the old and defunct Linn forum, there was a thread started as top 10 best sounding vinyls, rapidly became top 100 …


Poll results are: The Wall winner by margin and the rest


I’d didn’t think that this would be all that hard . . . until I started. Here we go, and in no real order:
Merry Clayton - Gimme Shelter
Incubus - Morning View
Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
BB King - Ladies & Gentlemen. (This one may be cheating as it’s a 10 disc collection)
Beastie Boys - Hello Nasty
Janis Joplin - Pearl
Janis Joplin - Cheap Thrills
Bob Marley - Legend
David Bowie - Ziggy
Talking Heads - The Name of this Band…
The Clash - London Calling
Michael Jackson - Off the Wall
Dr John - In the Right Place
Dust Junkys - Done and Dusted
Foo Fighters - Skin & Bones
Isley Brothers - 3 + 3
Lloyd Cole - Love Story
Martin Stephenson & the Dainties - Boat to Bolivia
Paul Weller - Paul Weller
Sex Pistols - Never Mind the B’s


We’re not so different, you and I. We have a 90% overlap. I’d probably take Vs over Vitalogy, and Debut over Homogenic, but there’s not much in it. I don’t know NMH. I might also swap a Portishead Dummy for your mezzanine. But stil…


Not a particular order

  1. Erasure - Erasure
  2. Captain Fantastic - Elton John
  3. Sunburst Finish - Be Bop Deluxe
  4. Revolutions Live - Biffy Clyro
  5. Christine and the Queens - Christine and the Queens
  6. Coldplay Live 2012 - Coldplay
  7. Choreography - Bright Light Bright Light
  8. Something to tell you - Haim
  9. Surrender - Hurts
  10. Headlong - John Smith
  11. Resistance is futile - Manic Street Preachers
  12. Free Ride - Marshall Hain
  13. Late Night Grand Hotel - Nancy Griffiths
  14. English Electric - OMD
  15. Frampton Comes Alive - Peter Frampton
  16. Travelling - Roxette
  17. Live - The Sensational ALex Harvey Band
  18. What Do You Want From Live - The Tubes
  19. Closer - Tegan & Sara
  20. Reconnected Live - Yazoo


Vs is a completely fair replacement. And why swap Mezzanine and Dummy when you can have both? (I have them both in my list.) :slight_smile: I considered Tricky’s Maxinquaye and Gus Gus’ Polydistortion as well. All favorites from that era and genre.

Neutral Milk Hotel is a classic, “avant-garde indie rock” type of album, strange and noisy and introspective and uniquely beautiful.