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Top 100 Greatest Albums

posted by Scot McKnight
I saw this at Amazon the other day: What is your top five greatest albums of all times?
Click on the image and it will give you Amazon’s Top 100.
Cool to see some of those old albums.
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Scott Morizot

posted October 16, 2009 at 12:43 pm


I’m not sure I have just five, and I am sure that any five I list would change every time I tried to answer the question. But here’s five that come to mind now. These are from childhood on. But they are ones where I knew all the songs on the album.
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band – The Beatles
Blood on the Tracks – Bob Dylan
Strangelove – Depeche Mode
The Stranger – Billy Joel
Purple Rain – Prince



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Steven

posted October 16, 2009 at 1:15 pm


Mr. Mister – Welcome to The Real World
Steven Curtis Chapman- Speechless
Michael Jackson – HIStory Volume 1
Harry Connick Jr. – Come By Me
John Williams – Star Wars soundtrack (1977)



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chaplain mike

posted October 16, 2009 at 1:21 pm


The Amazon list is for LIVE albums and they made a huge omission when they left out the Allmann Brothers Fillmore East album, probably the best live album of all time.
For albums in general, my list (today) would be:
1. Graceland, Paul Simon
2. Revolver, Beatles
3. Blue, Joni Mitchell
4. Thriller, Michael Jackson
5. Still Life (Talking), Pat Metheny



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mike

posted October 16, 2009 at 1:30 pm


1. electric ladyland – jimi hendrix
2. august and everything after – counting crows
3. the complete recordings – robert johnson
4. unplugged – eric clapton
5. axis bold as love – jimi hendrix
(this list would be different tomorrow, and different again the next day)



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Richard Jones

posted October 16, 2009 at 2:46 pm


Top Five? Tough. So many artists albums are uneven. But I would say:
1-U2 Joshua Tree (Why has no one else mentioned this? It should be on everyone’s top five–it’s a given.)
2-Bob Dylan Time Out of Mind Underappreciated, but full of Dylan soul.
3-Moby Play The only CD you really need.
4-Bruce Springsteen The Rising Full of gems. Full.
5-Jeff Johnson Brendan’s Prayer (or Patrick–both great)



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Mich

posted October 16, 2009 at 4:16 pm


Chaplain Mike,
Amen Brother! Any list of the so called Greatest Live Albums of all time that omits the Allman Bros Live at the Fillmore East is a joke.
When the Lord invented the slide guitar he gave it to Brother Duane.



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Rhett

posted October 16, 2009 at 4:42 pm


U2 – Achtung Baby
Radiohead – Kid A
Led Zeppelin – III
Crowded House – Woodface
AC/DC – Back in Black
Honorable mention to Arcade Fire – Funeral and Wilco – Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. But that’s cheating, isn’t it?



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Gary Feister

posted October 16, 2009 at 5:18 pm


Hard to choose, but here goes…based on their permanent and lasting influence on my life.
1. Welcome To Paradise – Randy Stonehill
2. Surfing With The Alien – Joe Satriani
3. The White Album – The Beatles
4. Only Visiting This Planet – Larry Norman
5. School’s Out – Alice Cooper



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Krister

posted October 16, 2009 at 6:46 pm


a mix of styles but here we go:
1. U2 – Joshua tree
2. Van Morisson – Hymns to the silence
3. Larry Norman – Only Visiting this planet
4. Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
5. Handel – Messiah



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Ted M. Gossard

posted October 16, 2009 at 10:13 pm


I wondered how I ended up playing Deep Purple. I had the live album listed there, very good as I recall. Over now listening to the Machine Head album- 1972 on YouTube. I used to drive my parents crazy with my music, I’m sure.



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brambonius

posted October 17, 2009 at 7:36 am


eh, I’m a different generation, and another continent.. (and just contrary)
sufjan stevens – seven swans
dEUS – in a bar, under the sea
U2 – achtung baby
souljunk – 1950
16 horsepower – low estate
may be something else tomorrow



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beckyr

posted October 17, 2009 at 12:47 pm


What? No Joni Mitchell. Her first is great – Song to a Seagull. Then Santana. Santana not mentioned? sacrilege.



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Anthony

posted October 17, 2009 at 1:17 pm


The following five have probably had the biggest influence in shaping and expressing my sensibilities toward music and life.
U2 – Achtung Baby
Pearl Jam – Vs.
Beatles – Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band
77s – Sticks & Stones
The Choir – Circle Slide



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pds

posted October 17, 2009 at 3:05 pm


Peeling Dragon Skin
Pierce Pettis – Chase the Buffalo
Joni Mitchell – Blue
U2 – Joshua Tree
Randy Stonehill – Welcome to Paradise
Joan Armatrading – Whatever’s For Us, For Us



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