what's your favourite album?

(58 Posts)
Nagoo Wed 15-Aug-12 22:15:57

And why should I buy it?

There are loads of 'classic' albums I bet I have missed out on, since I have passed through my short phase of being 'down with the kids' between 1995 and 2005.

I have a really wide collection of music but for example, I have realised I STILL don't own Pablo Honey.

What did I forget to buy/ slipped under my radar?

TIA smile

CJCregg Wed 15-Aug-12 22:52:47

grin I am way too much of an old gimmer to join in this thread. I have never, ever been 'down with the kids'.

But if you twisted my arm, I'd say Indigo Girls - 4.5. Because I bloody love it, that's why.

And David Bowie - HunkyDory.
And The Jam - Setting Sons and Sound Affects.

<limps off clinging to zimmer>

Handsfulloffun Wed 15-Aug-12 22:53:53

Primal Scream Screamadelica

U2 Joshua tree or Bon Jovi New Jersey IMHO

CJCregg Wed 15-Aug-12 22:55:43

See? Here are the real kids grin

<trips over zimmer and into oncoming traffic>

FrankWippery Wed 15-Aug-12 22:56:18

Radiohead OK Computer and The Bends

YY Hands, Screamadelica also rocks my world grin

starfleet Wed 15-Aug-12 23:02:14

The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses. I bloody love this and have played it throughout my late teens/20's/30's and now early smile 40's.

Purple Rain - Prince

Another one for Screamadelica.

Other favourites -
Cold roses - Ryan Adams
Wide awake its morning - Bright Eyes
Hot Fuss - Killers
Whatever people say I am....- Arctic Monkeys
I speak because I can - Laura Marlin

Sorry, did you ask for one grin

Tangointhenight Wed 15-Aug-12 23:04:45

Mine is Tango in the Night grin

I'm young(ish) and I can't be doing with all this modern rubbish.

My favourite album is Against Perfection by Adorable. It's one of the few albums where I don't skip tracks or feel compelled to mess with the track order.

My favourite album is Against Perfection by Adorable. It's one of the few albums where I don't skip tracks or feel compelled to mess with the track order.

Shakey1500 Wed 15-Aug-12 23:11:55

Nick Drake- Way To Blue

At present anyway grin

Starshaped Wed 15-Aug-12 23:14:51

I've got two:

The K&D Sessions by Kruder and Dorfmeister

Turn on the bright lights by Interpol

Love them both.

kissyfur Wed 15-Aug-12 23:16:42

Violator by Depeche Mode

fan I used to love that album but haven't heard it for years. I had it stolen in a break in and never got round to replacing it. Wonder if it's still available? Off to google it!

SandrasBullocks Wed 15-Aug-12 23:36:25

Any album by The Smiths, "Astral Weeks" by Van the Man and a strange one, "Fellow Hoodlums" by Deacon Blue.....trust me...

ladymariner Wed 15-Aug-12 23:56:19

The River - Bruce Springsteen
Setting Sons - The Jam
A Night On The Town - Rod Stewart

They'd see me right on my desert island......

out2lunch Wed 15-Aug-12 23:58:25

my fave

closer joy division

cocolepew Thu 16-Aug-12 00:03:18

Stop making sense, Talking Heads
Lets get it on, Marvin Gaye
Purple Rain
Parallel lines, Blondie

Blondie greatest hits. Just bbrilliant and im hanging on thevtelephonem
Queen a night at the opeara.

My music is unusual.

ithaka Thu 16-Aug-12 08:02:37

My all time favourite I can keep coming back to is probably Rain Dogs by Tom Waites. I love Tom Waites and this has some of his most beautiful tracks.

Nagoo Thu 16-Aug-12 12:27:40

Thank you!

I shall have a good poke round last fm and a splurge on iTunes!

I am doing quite well, have talking heads, blondie, the jam, nick drake, Bowie and joy division already.

I shall have to check out all the others!

Any more for any more?


FoofyShmooffer Thu 16-Aug-12 12:33:36

On the threshold of a dream - The Moody Blues.

Might be a little too quirky. Not everyone's cup of tea.

Handsfulloffun Thu 16-Aug-12 12:37:07

The Flaming lips - Yoshimi battles the pink robots is another great album.

Coldplay myloxyto is good.
Paul carrak anything by him is good. His new one is the best.
I have odd tastes.

lrace Fri 24-Aug-12 20:40:30

Nas' Illmatic is unbelievable in terms of flow, lyricism, legacy.

NicholasTeakozy Tue 28-Aug-12 18:02:06

Plastic Surgery Disasters by Dead Kennedys.

It may have been released in 1982, but every song is relevant to what's happening now.

BikeRunSki Tue 28-Aug-12 18:17:00

Another vote for The Stone Roses. For the same reasons as. starfleet . It is perfect Manchester Sound and the lyrics and attitude sum up its Zeitgeist brilliantly.

God that sounds really wanly, but true.

Nagoo Tue 28-Aug-12 20:34:01

It doesn't sound wanly at all bikerunski grin

I have surprised myself not owning The Dead Kennedys. I likes that kind of thing. smile

any more for any more?

usualsuspect Tue 28-Aug-12 20:38:29

Wish you were here - Pink Floyd

BikeRunSki Tue 28-Aug-12 20:50:30

Obviously there was meant to be a K in wanly!

Squitch Sun 02-Sep-12 19:38:52

The Pixies - Debaser
This is the Kit - Wriggle out the restless
Stevie Wonder - Songs in the key of life

They are my top 3 and cover pretty much every mood, unless I'm REALLY cross then I'd go for Senser

NicholasTeakozy Sun 02-Sep-12 21:27:13

I completely overlooked The Holy Bible by Manic Street Preachers.

And My War by Black Flag.

And Quickness by Bad Brains.

And Staind by Living Colour.

And Out Of The Blue by ELO.

And Takk by Sigur Ros.

And Absolution by Muse.

And A Grand Don't Come For Free by The Streets.

There are more. It's too hard to narrow it down to one favourite album, or even twenty.

Whirliwig72 Wed 05-Sep-12 21:42:50

In a child of the 80's and an album I seem to revisit again and again is Soulmining by The the. Yes it's a bit teenage angsty but its so brim full of emotion and listening to it just takes me back to those heady when your whole life lies ahead of you and you see meaning in everything grin. Stand out tracks: Uncertain Smile with killer piano solo by Jools Holland and Giant - awesome grin. A real feel good rush of an album!


beujolais Tue 11-Sep-12 13:54:30

Pink floyd wish you were here, my all time fave! second is radioactivity by kraftwerk.

whatkungfuthat Mon 17-Sep-12 18:41:16

At the moment I'd say:

Real Life by Magazine
Crocodiles by Echo and the Bunnymen
Natty Dread by Bob Marley and the Wailers

bureni Mon 17-Sep-12 23:52:24

The final cut... Pink Floyd
The last waltz...The Band
Days of future passed.. The Moody Blues

out2lunch Tue 18-Sep-12 00:02:14

oo kung fu reminded me of heaven up here by the bunnymen

Green by REM

Inertia Mon 01-Oct-12 23:27:26

Pixies - Doolittle.

QueefLatina Mon 01-Oct-12 23:54:12

Head on the Door - The Cure, or maybe The Cure's greatest hits.

Roxy Music- Roxy Music
Beck- Odelay
Beastie Boys- Ill Communication
PJ Harvey- Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea
Something by New Order

I could go on and on!

The White Album and the Sensual World/The Dreaming smile

Also love Stage and Scary Monsters and Super Freaks....

apprenticeboy Fri 19-Oct-12 15:21:46

I'm loving Dan le Sac V Scroubious Pip's Angels from 2008, also Joe Bonamassa's Driving towards daylight.
Completly different genres but both fab!!

RollerCola Tue 23-Oct-12 19:15:06

My faves are:

What's the Story, Oasis

The Bends, Radiohead (have always loved this but don't like any of their others apart from one song, Creep)

The Vaccines - Whatever Happened to the Vaccines (I think it's called)

Fun. can't remember what it's called but they've only done one

Hassled Tue 23-Oct-12 19:16:23

I'm a living, walking cliche but if I could only ever listen to one album again, it would be Pet Sounds by the Beach Boys.

BikeRunSki Tue 23-Oct-12 19:21:22

Despite my wanly comment about The Stone Roses above, the other album that has come out a lot in the last 20+ years is Goodbye Jumbo by World Party.

BikeRunSki Tue 23-Oct-12 19:23:13

And as a 20 Something of the 1990s Definitely Maybe is a good 'un too.

Campaspe Wed 24-Oct-12 18:41:22

I don't have an all time favourite, but I can't believe no-one has mentioned anything by The Divine Comedy or "Rattlesnakes" by Lloyd Cole. Classics!

BumgrapesofWrath Wed 24-Oct-12 18:43:36

Rumours by Fleetwood Mac

Kittenkatzen Wed 24-Oct-12 18:48:37

Haven't checked if these have been mentioned already lazy but;

Showbiz - Muse
Puzzle - Biffy Clyro
Stunt - Barenaked Ladies
Only by the Night - Kings of Leon
Acoustic Bootleg - Foo Fighters
Discovery - Daft Punk
Moondance - Van Morrison

Getting carried away now so will stop grin

Kittenkatzen Wed 24-Oct-12 18:50:49

Oh yy Divine Comedy!

And Costello Music by the Fratellis

HappyHippyChick Wed 24-Oct-12 18:55:27

I'm with BumGrapes Rumours by Fleetwood Mac

GreatGretzky Fri 26-Oct-12 01:51:37

Not a classic, but Love Ire & Song by Frank Turner.

Superabound Fri 26-Oct-12 02:07:09

I would have to say Doolittle by the Pixies, I could listen to it forever.

tigerdriverII Thu 08-Nov-12 22:56:51

Led zeppelin II

winterhill Fri 09-Nov-12 13:31:15

That was the first album I got!
I was 13 at the time and all my mates were into punk.

I think I had to dust down the copy of the self from Penny Lane Records!!

Let Love In - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Songs From The Choirgirl Hotel - Tori Amos
Black Holes & Revelations - Muse
Songs of Faith & Devotion - Depeche Mode
Grace - Jeff Buckley

weegiemum Fri 09-Nov-12 13:39:05

Maybe You Should Drive - Barenaked Ladies
Green - REM
The Joshua Tree - U2
Drop The Box - Drop The Box.

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