Your Top 20 Favourite Albums


I still have 7 left, so let’s include -
Slade Alive!
Lucinda Williams - World Without Tears
Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers
The Band - The Band
Art Blakey - Moanin’
Cannonball Adderley - Somethin’ Else
Vaughan Williams - Sea Symphony conducted by Vernon Handley


It’s nice to see some Caravan in a top 20 list.


I’m sure I found this as difficult as everyone else to get my list down to just 20. Anyway here goes, in no particular order:

THE BEACH BOYS: Pet Sounds (1966)
THE BEATLES: “White Album” (1968)
TODD RUNDGREN: Something/Anything (1972)
DAVID BOWIE: The Rise & Fall of Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars (1972)
ROXY MUSIC: Roxy Music (1972)
TALKING HEADS: Stop Making Sense (1984)
RADIOHEAD: OK Computer (1997)
CROWDED HOUSE : Together Alone (1993)
NILS LOFGREN: Cry Tough (1976)
RY COODER: Borderline (1980)
ALLMAN BROS: The Fillmore Concerts (1992)
AMON DUUL 2: Tanze der Lemminge (1971)
THE BLUE NILE: Hats (1989)
FACES: A Nod is as Good as a Wink…… (1971)
THE PRETTY THINGS: Parachute (1970)
SUPERTRAMP: Crime of the Century (1974)
UFO: Strangers in the Night (1979)
WISHBONE ASH: Argus (1972)


Ah the Faces, that was a great album nods as good as a wink.


Amon Duul II, Todd Rundgren and Beefheart - outstanding stuff.


Today’s list:

Prefab Sprout - Steve McQueen
Talk Talk - Spirit of Eden
XTC - Apple Venus Volume 1
George Michael - Listen Without Prejudice
Philip Glass - Mishima
Nick Drake - Pink Moon
Afghan Whigs - Gentlemen
Everything But the Girl - Walking Wounded
Bjork - Selmasongs
U2 - The Unforgettable Fire
Echo and the Bunnymen - Ocean Rain
Beatles - Abbey Road
Radiohead - Kid A
The The - Mind Bomb
Neil Young - Harvest Moon
Ryan Adams - Demolition
Sufjan Stevens - Carrie and Lowell
Brian Wilson - Smile
Daniel Lanois - Acadie
Paddy McAloon - I Trawl the Megahertz

My white vinyl version of I Trawl the Megahertz arrived today!


A great list.

Sorry to be the Bearer of bad news. Apparently The white vinyl of Trawl the Megahertz is dish-warped with a pressing fault on Side 1 - these have now been withdrawn by Rough Trade. The black vinyl seems to have been pressed off-centre - lots of videos around with woozy strings and pitch-issues.*

*Copy and pasted from another forum.


The Velvet Underground - Matrix box set

David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust

Iggy Pop - Raw Power

Pere Ubu - The Modern Dance

A Certain Ratio - Sextet

Sonic Youth - A Thousand Leaves

My Bloody Valentine - Loveless

Jesus and Mary Chain - Psycho Candy

Fugees - The Score

Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation of…

Massiva Attack - Blue Lines

Tricky - Maxinquaye

Nick Cave - Live at the Royal Albert Hall

Neil Young - Live at the Fillmore East

Lambchop - Is a Woman

Wilco - A Ghost is Born

Leonard Cohen - You Want it Darker

Miles Davis - Kind of Blue

Primal Scream -Vanishing Point

Art Ensemble of Chicago - The Complete Live in Japan


So the 2nd posting of a couple of albums from different directions. The rock part, I could have chosen other albums from the band as well. But this one I like a lot given Since I have Been Loving You…

This is for me the reference for the Noctures of Chopin - I own a lot of versions, but tend for return back to this version every now and then…

These guys gave modern jazz a push into a complete other direction and have inspired a massive amount of other jazz acts. This album is a testomony of their electricity when playing live…


Ouch! Fortunately, it looks/sounds to be an extremely minor warp and I got to sit back and read the liner notes! I haven’t done that in a long time. Also, Tidal finally has the album.

I will add another album to make it all better:
Fleet Foxes self titled album


Fascinating, but also a little predictable. Setting aside the classical contributions (I have a few of the more popular, but not really my thing) there are quite a few albums which make it onto a lot of the lists, many of which I would describe as ‘show off the kit"s capabilities’ as much as they might be a good listen. I must confess to enjoying albums that do both at the same time, and I have difficulty nowadays in listening to poorly recorded specimens even though I might love the music itself. Am I in a minority?

On topic, I’m still working on my Top 20 but finding it almost impossible to distill 3.5k down to twenty! Looking at my most played doesn’t really help, simply because the newest acquisitions always get the most airplay for a while. I’ll continue to work on it!


It’s fascinating to see the difference in people’s tastes. Great stuff :sunglasses:


Hi to all of you, just a further update one week later. Last post counted is n. 127 (and excluding just for the time being BertBird that is still building his list, do not worry you will not be left behind… :slightly_smiling_face: )
Several significant changes with the first 3 position now firmier than before and interesting new entries. During the last week diversity really increased a lot…
Have a good weekend

1 The Beatles Abbey Road (1969) 9
2 Pink Floyd The Wall (1979) 8
3 Pink Floyd The Dark Side Of The Moon (1973) 7
4 Miles Davis Kind Of Blue 6
The Beatles White Album (1968) 6
5 Steely Dan Aja 1977 5
Joni Mitchell Hejira 5
David Bowie Hunky Dory 5
Led Zeppelin IV (1971) 5
Simple Minds New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84) (1982) 5
Talk Talk Spirit of Eden (1988) 5
Prefab Sprout Steve Mc Queen 1985 5
Donald Fagen The Nightfly 1982 5
David Bowie The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars 5
Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here 5
6 Dire Straits Dire Straits (1978) 4
Paul Simon Graceland 4
Peter Gabriel So 4
Cowboy Junkies The Trinity Session 4
7 Santana Abraxas 3
Miles Davis Bitches Brew 3
Black Sabbath Black Sabbath 3
Elton John Captain Fantastic & The Brown Dirt Cowboy 3
Yes Close to the Edge 3
Supertramp Crime of the Century (1974) 3
Echo & The Bunnymen Echo & The Bunnymen - Ocean Rain 3
Radiohead Kid A 3
Leftfield Leftism 3
Fairport Convention Liege and Lief 3
Pink Floyd Meddle 3
Radiohead OK Computer (1997) 3
Paul McCartney Ram 3
Rickie Lee Jones Ricki Lee Jones 3
Genesis Selling England by the Pound (1974) 3
The Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band 3
Cannonball Adderley Somethin’ Else 3
Talk Talk The Colour of Spring (1986) 3
The Smiths The Queen is Dead 3
Yes The Yes Album (1971) 3
Lou Reed Transformer 3
Joy Division Unknown Pleasures 1979 3
Depeche Mode Violator 3
Marvin Gaye Whats going on 3
The Rolling Stones Sticky Fingers 3


20 artists, but more than 20 albums as you can get a lot of music on a memory stick…In no particular order

Bruce Springsteen
The River
The Wild, The Innocent and The E St Shuffle
Darkness On The Edge Of Town
Born To Run
Tunnel Of Love

Elvis Costello
Imperial Bedroom
King Of America
Painted From Memory
My Aim is True
This years model
Armed Forces

Miles Davis
Jack Johnson
Round about Midnight
Kind of Blue
On The Corner
Bitches Brew

John Hiatt Bring the Family

Little Steven Men Without Women

Bob Dylan
Blonde on Blonde
Blood on the Tracks
Highway 61 Revisted
Bringing it all back home
John Wesley Harding

Please Please Me
Rubber Soul
Abbey Road
White Album

Tom Petty
Damm the torpedoes
Hard Promises
Tom Petty

David Bowie
Ziggy Stardust
Station to station
Young Americans

Tom Waits
Blue Valentine
Closing Time
Small Change
Heartattack and vine

Ryan Adams
New York New York

The Bends
Ok computer
Kid A

John Coltrane / Johnny Hartman

John Coltrane
A Love Supreme
Blue Train
Giant Steps
My favourite things

John Grant Queen of Denmark

Johnny Cash American Recordings Boxset

Josh Rouse
Dressed up like Nebraska

The Bathers Kelvingrove Baby

Van Morrison
Astral weeks
Beautiful Version
St Dominic’s Preview

A Ghost is Born
Being There
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot


I’m seeing lots of different interpretations of 20 here. I think those who have been a little flexible in their interpretation really ought to exercise some self discipline and stick to twenty!


:sweat_smile: …that would be of help…thank you Clive


I own 29 of the latest list from Mojo65 listed above and fully endorse those as primary choices, but in an effort to diverge a little, here’s a list of albums that I find myself constantly coming back to and have been doing so for a very long time, so they’ve stood the test of time. A bit 70’s tastic, but a hopefully good 20 without including too much really obvious stuff.

Gerry Rafferty - City to City
Joan Armatrading - Joan Armatrading
Eagles - One of These Nights
John Mayer - Continuum
Brad Paisley - Time Well Wasted
Keith Urban - Be Here
Elvis Costello - Armed Forces
Van Morrison - The Best of Van Morrison Vol.1
Rory Gallagher - Irish Tour 74’
Robert Cray - False Accusations
Steely Dan - Greatest Hits
Squeeze - Argybargy
K.D. Lang - Ingenue
Loudon Wainwright III - History
Paul Simon - Hearts and Bones
Bob Dylan - Blood on the Tracks
10cc - Sheet Music
Jimi Hendrix - Best of Jimi Hendrix
Peter Skellern - A String of Pearls
Art Garfunkel - Breakaway


Are you the second moderator?


What we really need is a badge for being flexible



too much moderation kills the pleasure and engagement in the forum.
It became more and more frequent that members take the place of Richard. Is it a so serious matter that a member posted more than 20 albums, or that i had posted a photo which is not mine on the photos thread?
Seriously, this forum is first for fun, sharing, leisure…we are not in a school or at work.