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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

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

IHeartKingThistle Tue 18-Sep-12 00:13:47

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!

quirrelquarrel Tue 09-Oct-12 22:09:02

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

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