The best of the best!

The best of the best!

Postby sheshotseven » Thu Jun 22, 2006 6:25 pm

What do you think the top five albums of all time are?

... im still trying to decide on mine!
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Postby strumminsix » Thu Jun 22, 2006 6:47 pm

Dead = American Beauty
Allman bros = Eat a peach
Beatles = Abby Road
The Who = Who's next
Jimi Hendrix = Are You Experienced
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Postby sheshotseven » Thu Jun 22, 2006 6:58 pm

i think i would have to say

5. Neil Young- Harvest
4. Beatles- Abbey Road
3. Bob Dylan- Highway 61
2. Pink Floyd- Darkside of the Moon
1. Beatles- Sgt. Peppers Lonely hearts club Band
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Postby nedcat » Thu Jun 22, 2006 8:36 pm

Dark Side of the Moon

"American Beauty"
"Little Feat" 1971 1st Album
Allman Brothers Filmore East
Jethro Tull "AguaLung"

Runners Up: "Katy Lied" Steely Dan
some Doobie Brothers and Grand Funk RR.
etc
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Postby phreaker » Fri Jun 23, 2006 6:21 am

ALLTIME?! wow. this ones a thinker.

Since there would be endless debate over this issue, I'll just go with my five current favorite albums, that I think are different than others because they're so amazing.

1. Europe 72--Grateful dead
2. Shake Sugaree--Elizabeth Cotton
3. Blonde on Blonde--Bob Dylan
4. My favorite things--John Coltrane
5. Abbey Road--Beatles.

IMO, currently, the best albums I've heard...yet.
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Postby Crazy 9.5 Fingers » Fri Jun 23, 2006 6:21 am

In no particluar order...

Miles Davis - Bitches Brew
Pink Floyd - Animals
Grateful Dead - Europe '72
Donald Byrd - Kofi
Jimi Hendrix - Axis: Bold As Love
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Postby HOWEYMAN » Fri Jun 23, 2006 9:43 am

In my opinion:

Top 5 studio albums:

1. Dark Side - Floyd
2. American Beauy - Dead
3. Aja - Steely Dan
4. A Picture of Nectar - Phish
5. Smokin' OP's - Seger

Top 5 Live albums

1. Europe 72' - Dead
2. Live Bullet - Seger
3. Live at Fillmore East - Allmans
4. Waylon Live - Waylon Jennings
5. Live after Death - Maiden


Just a note, If you haven't heard Waylon Live, you are missing out. The original release was cut short, for it was produced in an era where live country albums were not common. Waylon had to choose the tunes to fit on one Vinyl Lp. Later they released his true vision of what he originally wanted the album to be called "Waylon Live" again on CD a few years ago. Now you can get the 2 CD expanded edition with 48 or so live tracks. Even if you are not a big country fan, this album is so good, it proably won't matter. The energy and feel of the beginning "outlaw" movement in country music was showcased in its finest on this album. Waylons telecaster picken along with Ralph Mooneys steel guitar in this point in time is great music at its finest. I've listened to these CD's many, many times. Check it out if you so desire.
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Postby HOWEYMAN » Fri Jun 23, 2006 9:46 am

I also have to agree with Phreaker, I might say Animals is the best pink Floyd Album. I love that album, its my first choice when I reach for some Pink Floyd.
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Postby amyjared » Fri Jun 23, 2006 10:05 am

Studio:
Dark Side
Sgt Peppers
Music from Big Pink
Blood On the Tracks
English Settlement

Live:
Babylon by Bus
Live at Leads
Allman's Live at Fillmore
One More for the Road
Wheels of Fire

Of course, there are more than 5...
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Postby HOWEYMAN » Fri Jun 23, 2006 10:23 am

amyjared wrote:Studio:
Dark Side
Sgt Peppers
Music from Big Pink
Blood On the Tracks
English Settlement

Live:
Babylon by Bus
Live at Leads
Allman's Live at Fillmore
One More for the Road
Wheels of Fire

Of course, there are more than 5...


I have to admit, I don't quite know what some of these are.

Big Pink, heard of movie, who is on soundtrack?
Blood on the Tracks?
English Settlement?
Babylon by bus?
Who is playin Live at leads? lolo!
One more for the Road?
Wheels of Fire?

Please clue me in. :shock:
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Postby phreaker » Fri Jun 23, 2006 11:30 am

Big Pink is by The Band.

Blood on the tracks is Bob Dylan.

English settlement is XTC.

Babylon by bus is Bob Marley.

Who is live at the leads. (who's on first.)

One more for the road I believe is Toots Thielemans.

Wheels of fire is Cream.

Good music choice, amyjared.
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Postby whitelacestrange » Fri Jun 23, 2006 11:39 am

i highly doubt im qualified to list the best of all time, but here my top 5 most listened to in the past few weeks..


grateful dead - rockin' the rhein
pink floyd - dark side of the moon
allman brothers - live at the atlanta internatinal pop festival
neil young - harvest
Led Zepplin - IV
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Postby HOWEYMAN » Fri Jun 23, 2006 11:53 am

phreaker wrote:Big Pink is by The Band.

Blood on the tracks is Bob Dylan.

English settlement is XTC.

Babylon by bus is Bob Marley.

Who is live at the leads. (who's on first.)

One more for the road I believe is Toots Thielemans.

Wheels of fire is Cream.

Good music choice, amyjared.



Thanks, I was thinking Blood on the Tracks was Dylan, I have only one live CD of his and a couple albums on Vinyl. but not that one.

Its funny, I thought when you said that Big Pink is the band, you were saying the name of the band is "Big Pink" not the name of the album by The Band.

I only have The Bands best of CD. I have seen The Last Waltz, like many of you, and it blew me away. I've been meaning to pick up more of their stuff, It just seems when I have money for a couple new CDs, I just buy something else. I would love to own all the albums we are talking about in this forum.
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Postby Fuzheng » Fri Jun 23, 2006 12:19 pm

Best as far as my most influential:

Sgt. Pepper's/Beatles
Tommy/Who
Live Dead/Dead
Blood on the Tracks/Dylan
Tie for 5th w/:
Kind of Blue/Miles Davis
My Favorite Things/John Coltrane
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Postby Shaggy » Fri Jun 23, 2006 1:44 pm

Picking five of all time out of all the genres is too hard for me. So I'm going to be different and name five great acoustic guitar albums that I love.

Blues Singer - Buddy Guy
Bert Jansch - Bert Jansch
Pink Moon - Nick Drake
You Were There For Me - Peter Rowan and Tony Rice
Harvest Moon - Neil Young
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