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If you were tasked to list your 40 favorite albums, what would they be? Yes compilations & live albums accepted. Please be kind...These are just my personal favorites...& yes, I'm old.

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Hmmmm.....  That's a commendable list.   Of course, it's easier to criticize the exclusions than the inclusions, but you've obviously put some good time into this.   My most glaring omission would be:

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I think the White Album would make a great single-album instead of a double, but that's just me.

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The White Album has been my favorite album forever.  But, even I don't like a couple of songs even though they still add to the wildness of the album flow.

While I am a fan of Revolution #9, I am not a big fan of "Honey Pie" or "Savoy Truffle". 

Have you ever heard the version of Revolution 1 take 20?  It's a mash-up of Revolution 1 and Revolution 9....may be the most interesting piece the Beatles ever did post- Sgt. Pepper and pre-Abbey Road medley.  Unfortunately, it never made the final album.

https://www.thewhitealbumproject.com/ontheradio/revolution-1-take-20/

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Ok, Dan.  I've actually put a little work into this one, but I have to go with your original 50 instead of 40.

  1. The Beatles / The Beatles
  2. The Ramones / The Ramones
  3. The Beatles / Abbey Road
  4. Bruce Springsteen / Born to Run
  5. Rolling Stones / Let It Bleed
  6. The Beatles / Revolver
  7. R.E.M. / Reckoning
  8. Sonic Youth / Daydream Nation
  9. The Clash / London Calling
  10. The Smiths / The Queen Is Dead
  11. The Ramones / Rocket to Russia
  12. John Lennon / Plastic Ono Band
  13. Neil Young / Rust Never Sleeps
  14. The Feelies / Only Life
  15. Bruce Springsteen / Darkness on the Edge of Town
  16. R.E.M. / Murmur
  17. Elvis Costello / Armed Forces
  18. The Clash / The Clash
  19. The Pretenders /  The Pretenders
  20. The Pixies / Doolittle
  21. Talking Heads / Fear of Music
  22. Guided by Voices / Bee Thousand
  23. Neil Young / Decade
  24. The Who / Who's Next
  25. Dire Straits / Making Movies
  26. The Silos / Cuba
  27. Sugar / Copper Blue
  28. Bruce Springsteen / The River
  29. The Replacements / Let It Be
  30. Nirvana / Nevermind
  31. X / Under the Big Black Sun
  32. Lucinda Williams / Car Wheels on a Gravel Road
  33. The Who / The Kids Are Alright
  34. Guided by Voices / Alien Lanes
  35. X / More Fun in the New World
  36. Bob Dylan / Live 1966 "Royal Albert Hall"
  37. Bob Marley / Legend
  38. U2 / Joshua Tree
  39. Pearl Jam / Vitalogy
  40. Rolling Stones / Some Girls 
  41. Elvis Costello / My Aim Is True
  42. Sonic Youth / Dirty
  43. Husker Du / Candy Apple Grey
  44. Velvet Underground / Loaded
  45. Sex Pistols / Nevermind the Bollocks
  46. Liz Phair / Exile in Guyville
  47. Violent Femmes / Violent Femmes
  48. The Police / Outlandos D'Amour
  49. Led Zeppelin / Houses of the Holy
  50. Sebadoh / Bakesale

 

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No Numbers ....Semi alphabetical .....Some i included because they were important to me at the time and maybe dont hold up great ..... Some the opposite

94 Albums ..... Would be a respectable Desert Island Companion .....although so many songs i would still miss from albums i didnt include  ...

 

ABBA-ABBA

Rocks Aerosmith

No Dice-Badfinger

Beatles For Sale-The Beatles

Let It Be-The Beatles

Live At The BBC-The Beatles

Drastic Plastic-Be Bop Deluxe

Born To Run-Bruce Springsteen

The River-Bruce Springsteen

Tracks-Bruce Springsteen

Albert Hammond-It Never Rains In Southern California: A Golden Classics Edition

The Very Best Of Big Joe Turner

Bad Company-Run With The Pack

Blue Rodeo-Lost Together

Bob Dylan-Highway 61 Revisited

Bob Dylan-Planet Waves

Bob Marley-Exodus

Bodeans-Love  & Hope & Sex & Dreams

Boston-Boston

I Fell In Love-Carlene Carter

Candy O-The Cars

The Chess Box- Chuck Berry

Collective Soul-Collective Soul

Cracker-Cracker

Gentlemans Blues-Cracker

A Pile Of Rock Live- Dave Edmunds

Ziggy Stardust- David Bowie

Dino: The Essential Dean Martin-Dean Martin

Machine Head-Deep Purple

Blackout- Dropkick Murphys

3 Pears-Dwight Yoakam

Blame The Vain-Dwight Yoakam

A Long Way Home-Dwight Yoakam

A New World Record-Electric Light Orchestra

Out Of The Blue-Electric Light Orchestra

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road-Elton John

Honky Chateau-Elton John

The Innocents-Erasure

Utopia Parkway-Fountains Of Wayne

Welcome Interstate Managers-Fountains Of Wayne

Costello Music-The Fratellis

On The Line- Gary US Bonds

Up and Crumbling (EP)-Gin Blossoms

American Beauty-Grateful Dead

Europe ’72-Grateful Dead

21st Century Breakdown-Green Day

Use Your Illusion II- Guns N’ Roses

All Things Must Pass-George Harrison

Living In The Material World-George Harrison

Bad For Good-Jim Steinman

Blue Moon Swamp-John Fogerty

I Walk The Line-Johnny Cash

Evolution-Journey

Masque-Kansas

Talk Is Cheap-Keith Richards

Born This Way-Lady Gaga

5th-Lee Michaels

Physical Graffiti-Led Zeppelin

Mind Games-John Lennon

More Of The Monkees-The Monkees

Play Me:The Complete Uni Studio Recordings-Neil Diamond

The Beat-The Beat

In Time-The Mavericks

Band On The Run-Paul McCartney

Wish You Were Here-Pink Floyd

Animals-Pink Floyd

A Day At The Races-Queen

A Night At The Opera-Queen

Green-REM

Lifes Rich Pageant-REM

Rocket To Russia-The Ramones

Lucky One-Raul Malo

Phaseshifter-Redd Kross

The Rocky Horror Picture Show Soundtrack

Every Picture Tells A Story-Rod Stewart

Beggars Banquest-The Rolling Stones

Exile On Main Street-The Rolling Stones

Crash Boom Bang-Roxette

Sounds Of Silence-Simon And Garfunkel

Somewhere Between Heaven And Hell-Social Distortion

Better Days-Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes

Be Altitude: Respect Yourself-The Staple Singers

Ringo-Ringo Starr

Fly Like an Eagle-The Steve Miller Band

The Grand Illusion-Styx

Sweet-Sweet

Psychedelic Soul-The Temptations

Damn The Torpedoes- Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

Transverse Ciry-Warren Zevon

Warren Zevon-Warren Zevon

Tommy-The Who

Golden Down-Willie Nile

Singles’n’Stuff-The Yum Yums

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On 6/10/2020 at 1:15 PM, JustDan said:

If you were tasked to list your 40 favorite albums, what would they be? Yes compilations & live albums accepted. Please be kind...These are just my personal favorites...& yes, I'm old.

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I wasn't sure what to do with Fleetwood Mac ..... The songs by them that i love are pretty well distributed between the two you included plus Tusk .... I am semi casual when it come to them ...so it didnt seem right to have 3 albums ..... and yet the idea of not having Monday Morning and Think About Me amongst others with me on that Desert Island is a little painful ......In fact as i'm thinking ..... cutting out the first Queen album is a problem for me :(

And maybe a few more greatest hits and live albums which i tried to shy away from .....But maybe that was a mistake

We did grow up with some great music didn't we ?

 

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3 hours ago, Early North Jersey said:

 

We did grow up with some great music didn't we ?

 

The best...

I showed a friend my list. He said I'm too "middle of the road", "too mainstream".... Oh well. Whad'ya gonna do?

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On 6/10/2020 at 9:44 PM, sonicramone said:

Ok, Dan.  I've actually put a little work into this one, but I have to go with your original 50 instead of 40.

  1. The Beatles / The Beatles
  2. The Ramones / The Ramones
  3. The Beatles / Abbey Road
  4. Bruce Springsteen / Born to Run
  5. Rolling Stones / Let It Bleed
  6. The Beatles / Revolver
  7. R.E.M. / Reckoning
  8. Sonic Youth / Daydream Nation
  9. The Clash / London Calling
  10. The Smiths / The Queen Is Dead
  11. The Ramones / Rocket to Russia
  12. John Lennon / Plastic Ono Band
  13. Neil Young / Rust Never Sleeps
  14. The Feelies / Only Life
  15. Bruce Springsteen / Darkness on the Edge of Town
  16. R.E.M. / Murmur
  17. Elvis Costello / Armed Forces
  18. The Clash / The Clash
  19. The Pretenders /  The Pretenders
  20. The Pixies / Doolittle
  21. Talking Heads / Fear of Music
  22. Guided by Voices / Bee Thousand
  23. Neil Young / Decade
  24. The Who / Who's Next
  25. Dire Straits / Making Movies
  26. The Silos / Cuba
  27. Sugar / Copper Blue
  28. Bruce Springsteen / The River
  29. The Replacements / Let It Be
  30. Nirvana / Nevermind
  31. X / Under the Big Black Sun
  32. Lucinda Williams / Car Wheels on a Gravel Road
  33. The Who / The Kids Are Alright
  34. Guided by Voices / Alien Lanes
  35. X / More Fun in the New World
  36. Bob Dylan / Live 1966 "Royal Albert Hall"
  37. Bob Marley / Legend
  38. U2 / Joshua Tree
  39. Pearl Jam / Vitalogy
  40. Rolling Stones / Some Girls 
  41. Elvis Costello / My Aim Is True
  42. Sonic Youth / Dirty
  43. Husker Du / Candy Apple Grey
  44. Velvet Underground / Loaded
  45. Sex Pistols / Nevermind the Bollocks
  46. Liz Phair / Exile in Guyville
  47. Violent Femmes / Violent Femmes
  48. The Police / Outlandos D'Amour
  49. Led Zeppelin / Houses of the Holy
  50. Sebadoh / Bakesale

 

I like this list!  

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2 hours ago, JustDan said:

The best...

I showed a friend my list. He said I'm too "middle of the road", "too mainstream".... Oh well. Whad'ya gonna do?

Actually ....Thats one of the things i loved about your list ....But im pretty mainstream myself

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I really tried to limit it to 40. I couldn't. I tried to rank them. I couldn't. But I still wanna play. :D So here's 50 in alphabetical order (incl live albums):

 

AC/DC High Voltage

AC/DC Let There Be Rock

AC/DC If You Want Blood...

AC/DC Highway To Hell

AC/DC Live

ALICE COOPER Hey Stoopid

ANTHRAX Sound Of White Noise

B.B. KING & ERIC CLAPTON Riding With The King

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Shot To Hell

BLACK SABBATH Paranoid

BOB MARLEY Live at the Lyceum

BON JOVI Slippery When Wet

BON JOVI New Jersey

BON JOVI Keep The Faith

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Born To Run

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Born In The U.S.A.

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Live 75-85

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Live in New York City

BRYAN ADAMS Reckless

DEEP PURPLE Made in Japan

DREAM THEATER Falling Into Infinity

GRIP INC. Power Of Inner Strength

JOHN FOGERTY Premonition

KISS Alive!

KISS Destroyer

KISS Paul Stanley

KISS Alive II

KISS Alive III

LADY GAGA Born This Way

Lenny Kravitz Strut

Lukas Nelson LUKAS NELSON AND THE PROMISE OF THE REAL

METALLICA Master Of Puppets

METALLICA Metallica

METALLICA Live Shit Binge & Purge

METALLICA Through The Never

OZZY OSBOURNE Blizzard of Ozz

OZZY OSBOURNE No More Tears

OZZY OSBOURNE Ozzmosis

P!NK I'm Not Dead

P!NK Beautiful Trauma

PARADISE LOST One Second

PINK FLOYD P.U.L.S.E.

PAROV STELAR Live @ Pukkelpop

QUEENSRYCHE Operation Mindcrime

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE Rage Against The Machine

SARA BAREILLES The Blessed Unrest

SAVATAGE Dead Winter Dead

SKID ROW Slave To The Grind

THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND The Fillmore Concerts

TOTO Kingdom Of Desire

 

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Beatles-Rubber Soul.

Beatles-Revolver.

Rolling Stones-Let It Bleed.

Rolling Stones-Exile On Main Street.

Richard & Linda Thompson-I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight.

Richard & Linda Thompson-Shoot Out The Lights.

R.E.M.-Fables Of The Reconstruction.

R.E.M.-Lifes Rich Pageant.

Bob Dylan-Blonde On Blonde.

Bob Dylan-Blood On The Tracks.

The Who-Who's Next.

Derek & The Dominos-Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs.

Led Zeppelin IV.

Love-Forever Changes.

Fairport Convention-Liege & Lief.

The Velvet Underground-The Velvet Underground (3rd album).

Lou Reed-Berlin.

Carole King-Tapestry.

Gram Parsons-Grievous Angel.

Townes Van Zandt-Live At The Old Quarter, Houston, Texas.

Fleetwood Mac-Rumours.

Big Star-Radio City.

Van Morrison-Moondance.

Tom Waits-Rain Dogs.

Patti Smith-Horses.

The Dream Syndicate-The Days Of Wine And Roses.

The Feelies-Crazy Rhytms.

Echo & The Bunnymen-Ocean Rain.

U2-The Unforgettable Fire.

John Hiatt-Bring The Family.

The Smiths-The World Won't Listen.

The Triffids-Born Sandy Devotional.

The Pogues-Rum, Sodomy & The Lash.

Lucinda Williams-Car Wheels On A Gravel Road.

Nirvana-Nevermind.

The Smashing Pumpkins-Siamese Dream.

Radiohead-The Bends.

John Cougar Mellencamp-Human Wheels.

Emmylou Harris-Wrecking Ball.

Franz Ferdinand-You Could Have It So Much Better.

 

 

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On 6/14/2020 at 12:58 PM, LeoGetz said:

I really tried to limit it to 40. I couldn't. I tried to rank them. I couldn't. But I still wanna play. :D So here's 50 in alphabetical order (incl live albums):

 

AC/DC High Voltage

AC/DC Let There Be Rock

AC/DC If You Want Blood...

AC/DC Highway To Hell

AC/DC Live

ALICE COOPER Hey Stoopid

ANTHRAX Sound Of White Noise

B.B. KING & ERIC CLAPTON Riding With The King

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Shot To Hell

BLACK SABBATH Paranoid

BOB MARLEY Live at the Lyceum

BON JOVI Slippery When Wet

BON JOVI New Jersey

BON JOVI Keep The Faith

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Born To Run

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Born In The U.S.A.

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Live 75-85

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN Live in New York City

BRYAN ADAMS Reckless

DEEP PURPLE Made in Japan

DREAM THEATER Falling Into Infinity

GRIP INC. Power Of Inner Strength

JOHN FOGERTY Premonition

KISS Alive!

KISS Destroyer

KISS Paul Stanley

KISS Alive II

KISS Alive III

LADY GAGA Born This Way

Lenny Kravitz Strut

Lukas Nelson LUKAS NELSON AND THE PROMISE OF THE REAL

METALLICA Master Of Puppets

METALLICA Metallica

METALLICA Live Shit Binge & Purge

METALLICA Through The Never

OZZY OSBOURNE Blizzard of Ozz

OZZY OSBOURNE No More Tears

OZZY OSBOURNE Ozzmosis

P!NK I'm Not Dead

P!NK Beautiful Trauma

PARADISE LOST One Second

PINK FLOYD P.U.L.S.E.

PAROV STELAR Live @ Pukkelpop

QUEENSRYCHE Operation Mindcrime

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE Rage Against The Machine

SARA BAREILLES The Blessed Unrest

SAVATAGE Dead Winter Dead

SKID ROW Slave To The Grind

THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND The Fillmore Concerts

TOTO Kingdom Of Desire

 

I take it you're a hard rock/metal fan.

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On 6/28/2020 at 11:32 PM, JustDan said:

I take it you're a hard rock/metal fan.

 

It's obvious, isn't it? But I listen to everything: Rock, Metal, Blues, Reggae, Jazz, Funk, Pop, Disco, EDM, Country, Hip Hop... There's good and bad in everything.

 

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