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Favorite Album of All Time

Posted on: July 8, 2008 12:26 am
 
Ok, we've seen an abundance of these kinds of blogs. DF's Greatest Guitarist of All Time, Anika's Favorite Rock Voice, etc.

Well, my turn. I want you all to pick your favorite album of all time.

Mine: Tommy - The Who. More for sentimental reasons, then any other. It was that album that I listened to 8 years ago, at the ripe age of 10, that I became hooked on The Who, classic rock, and music.
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Since: Feb 24, 2008
Posted on: July 9, 2008 10:59 am
 

Favorite Album of All Time

I would have to say Physical Graffitti-Led Zeppelin. It expresses so many different moods in one album that I can pop it in at any time and kinda lose myself. While growing up, I simply wore it out. There is not a song on it that I dont like (I can say that about Zeps entire catalouge but this one is my favorite just for the sheer volume). I even had Bron-Yr-Aur played at my wedding by a friend of mine. Diver Down-Van Halen holds a special place as well because it was my first album that I bought with my own money way back in 1982.




Since: Apr 4, 2008
Posted on: July 9, 2008 10:31 am
 

Favorite Album of All Time

There are some good albums listed here.   Any Who album is a good choice and Telegram Sam's choice of the White Album is one of my top 10 for sure.  I've gotten my hands on just about everything ever released by Styx, Billy Joel, Lynryd Skynyrd, Eagles, Kansas and Foreigner, but if I had to pick just one it would be...

Bat Out of Hell - Meatloaf 




Since: Mar 20, 2008
Posted on: July 8, 2008 2:59 pm
 

Favorite Album of All Time

My favorite of all time is Who's Next.I've considered Who's Next as my favorite a lot of times.  But I always go back to Tommy.  Tommy is the only consistent "favorite".  Their is never a bad time to play Tommy for me.  Very nice choice Yank. 



Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: July 8, 2008 9:54 am
 

Favorite Album of All Time

Well Syd I did run a blog bracket on the best album ever and my choice lost after a couple of rounds.

My favorite of all time is Who's Next.

Once again this is a topic with no wrong choice as everyone's taste will differ. I do look forward to seeing what the choices are though.



Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: July 8, 2008 9:47 am
 

Favorite Album of All Time

Great blog Syd!  I'm going to have to go with "Close To The Edge" by Yes.  The title track is my favorite song, and the other two songs, "And You And I" and "Siberian Khatru" are also quite good...




Since: Oct 4, 2007
Posted on: July 8, 2008 8:26 am
 

Favorite Album of All Time

The White Album -- The Beatles

Dirt -- Alice In Chains

Time Out -- Dave Brubeck Quartet

Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me -- The Cure

The Flat Earth -- Thomas Dolby

 

These are my potential favorites. Would have a hard time choosing just one.

Interesting that two of these -- The White Album and Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me (more or less) -- are double albums. The two are NOT comparable, mind you, but, in my estimation, both are masterpieces in their own rights.

Nice thread, Syd!

 

Rock on!

T/S




Since: Sep 30, 2006
Posted on: July 8, 2008 5:47 am
 

Favorite Album of All Time

This would all depend on my mood at the time but if I had to choose one I would have to go with Waiting For Columbus by Little Feat. It's just about the perfect live album and since I saw the actual concert live also , it has sentimental value as well.

I would have Waiting For Columbus in my all time Top 10 for certain. Its impossible for me to listen to WFC and stay in a bad mood. Always reminds me of good times. You really nailed a helluva time to see Feat Bricker!

If I had to choose a favorite right now it would be the Allman Brothers - At Fillmore East. I still remember the first time I heard AFE. Little did I know then, that it was just beginning. Thats when it all changed for me.




Since: Jun 12, 2007
Posted on: July 8, 2008 4:07 am
 

Favorite Album of All Time

This would all depend on my mood at the time but if I had to choose one I would have to go with Waiting For Columbus by Little Feat. It's just about the perfect live album and since I saw the actual concert live also , it has sentimental value as well.




Since: Mar 20, 2008
Posted on: July 8, 2008 2:12 am
 

Favorite Album of All Time

Cleve: Thanks for posting.  I agree with you, that is certainly Fleetwood Mac's best album, and a worthy selection as a personal favorite.

Rhino: Sorry about the confusion, I named my blog A Twist in the Myth because, although not my favorite Blind Guardian album even, it's my favorite album title ever.  It's nice to see someone who knows about Blind Guardian as well. 

Your choice of Born to Run is another very noble choice for your favorite album. 

Thanks for posting, both of you. 



Since: Dec 13, 2007
Posted on: July 8, 2008 1:52 am
 

Favorite Album of All Time

Syd,
When I noticed this blog I thought you were saying that Blind Guardian's latest album was your favorite album of all time.
Now those German boys did put out a pretty good album but I don't know if it's worthy of being the best of all time. Hansi does rule though!

For me, my all time favorite album will probably always be Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen. It was the album that introduced me to Bruce and it opened up a whole new wonderful world for me. Up until then I was just a casual album buyer but since that time I have been obsessed with rock and roll.
The album starts off with Roy Bittain's beautiful piano playing under Bruce's soulful harmonica on Thunder Road. Then the lyrics start. And what a story Bruce tells. All of the songs on the album are somewhat connected with the same recurring themes. Girls, cars, being on the road, the night, Americana at it's best.

But a lot of the songs have tragedy and/or fear interwoven through them. The characters are always looking for a better life but they're also not too disappointed with what they've got. Like in Thunder Road when he says, "You ain't a beauty but hey you're alright."
Bruce does a great job of singing for the common working man. Songs that we can all relate to.

You've got the story of friendship and betrayal in "Backstreets". Lovers on the run, taking chances in "Born To Run". The autobiographical forming of the band in "10th Avenue Freeze Out". The power and joy of "Night". The primal lust and energy of "She's The One". The gang war in the epic closer "Jungleland" - which also includes the best saxophone solo these ears have ever heard. The Big Man really wails away on this one. And Bruce himself wails away as the song fades out and the album comes to an end.

A true piece of art in my opinion.


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