Author Topic: Must listen albums..?  (Read 4814 times)

Must listen albums..?
« on: 27 October, 2023, 04:39:58 pm »
'Classic of the genre' / influential / widely regarded / or,  album 'just enjoyed more than most' for whatever reason? 

Your top 3, or 5...   :) 


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vorsprung

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Re: Must listen albums..?
« Reply #1 on: 27 October, 2023, 04:57:38 pm »
according to my phone the most listened LPs recently are

1. Richard H Kirk "the number of magic"
2. Mamas and Papas "hits of gold"
3. Dusty Springfield "beautiful soul"
4. Porter Ricks and Techno Animal "Symbiotics"
5. Ella Fitzgerald "Lullabies of Birdland"

Mr Larrington

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Re: Must listen albums..?
« Reply #2 on: 27 October, 2023, 06:15:38 pm »
  • Fun House ~ The Stooges
  • Space Ritual ~ Hawkwind
  • Highway 61 Revisited ~ His Bobness
  • Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven ~ Godspeed You! Black Emperor
  • Element Of Light ~ Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians
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Re: Must listen albums..?
« Reply #3 on: 27 October, 2023, 06:43:23 pm »
In no particular order

Strictly Personal - Captain Beefheart
Easter  - Patti Smith
Surf's Up - Beach Boys
Echoes  - Pink Floyd
Whichever David Bowie album I'm into just now. (It changes regularly)
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nicknack

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Re: Must listen albums..?
« Reply #4 on: 27 October, 2023, 06:47:17 pm »
Soft Machine - Third
Motorpsycho - Little Lucid Moments
John Surman - Westering Home
Todd Rundgren - Initiation
Deep Purple - Made in Japan
Van Der Graaf Genenerator - Pawn Hearts

Damn! That's six. Delete whatever...
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PaulF

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Re: Must listen albums..?
« Reply #5 on: 27 October, 2023, 09:03:12 pm »
Again in no particular order:

Folklore ~ Taylor Swift
Blue ~ Joni Mitchell
High Violet ~ The National
Highway 61 Revisited ~ Bob Dylan
F#A#§ ~ Godspeed You Black Emperor

Re: Must listen albums..?
« Reply #6 on: 27 October, 2023, 09:42:16 pm »
Hmm..

Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd
Ziggy Stardust - Bowie (to be played at maximum volume)
Blood on the Tracks - Bob Dylan
Deuce - Rory Gallagher
Rainbow Rising - Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow
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Re: Must listen albums..?
« Reply #7 on: 27 October, 2023, 10:45:54 pm »
...Echoes  - Pink Floyd...

Triggered my pedantry  :P

citoyen

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Re: Must listen albums..?
« Reply #8 on: 28 October, 2023, 12:08:06 am »
Whichever David Bowie album I'm into just now. (It changes regularly)

Changes is a song, not an album.  :P


I have two recommendations:

The first, because it's in my mind from celebrating its 40th anniversary last week: The The - Soul Mining

The second as an antidote to all the inevitable grandad selections here, not much more than a year old but an instant classic: black midi - hellfire. An absolutely astonishing album.

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citoyen

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Re: Must listen albums..?
« Reply #9 on: 28 October, 2023, 12:09:29 am »
"The future's all yours, you lousy bicycles."

rogerzilla

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Re: Must listen albums..?
« Reply #10 on: 28 October, 2023, 07:42:48 am »
This will probably turn into a "my list is more obscure/seminal than yours" contest.  Mine is fairly mainstream except one  ;D

The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
Furniture - The Wrong People
Green Day - American Idiot
Nirvana - Nevermind*

*I'm going to admit I haven't listened to it for years but it is certainly a "must listen".

I'm afraid all current music is ruined for me by autotune, whatever other merits it may have.  Whiny attenuated vocals actually hurt my ears.
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Re: Must listen albums..?
« Reply #11 on: 28 October, 2023, 10:52:00 am »
Another fairly mainstream classic rock, but including a relatively recent band:

Boston -Boston
Roxy Music - Viva
Supertramp - Even in the Quietest Moments
Rolling Stones - Some Girls
Mallory Knox - Asymmetry
If it ain't broke, fix it 'til it is...

Re: Must listen albums..?
« Reply #12 on: 28 October, 2023, 11:32:01 am »
Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd
Remain in Light - Talking Heads
Tapestry - Carol King
Apostrophe - Frank Zappa (First album I ever bought)
Six Wheels on My Wagon - Fluke
No Protection - Mad Professor - a dub version of Massive Attack's Protection (I used to live in the house that previously was Mad Professor's recording studio - we'd get people dropping demo tapes in through the letterbox years after he'd moved out.)

Mr Larrington

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Re: Must listen albums..?
« Reply #13 on: 28 October, 2023, 11:38:52 am »
Strictly Personal - Captain Beefheart

There’s always the danger when recommending the Captain that someone will try him, be totally appalled and not speak to you for the next thirty years.  This is (one reason) why I didn’t include “Trout Mask Replica” on my list.
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Re: Must listen albums..?
« Reply #14 on: 28 October, 2023, 01:22:59 pm »
Strictly Personal - Captain Beefheart

There’s always the danger when recommending the Captain that someone will try him, be totally appalled and not speak to you for the next thirty years.  This is (one reason) why I didn’t include “Trout Mask Replica” on my list.
:thumbsup:  ;D
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ian

Re: Must listen albums..?
« Reply #15 on: 28 October, 2023, 10:17:19 pm »
Nirvana Nevermind Kurt didn’t like you. Kurt didn’t like himself. But this is self-indulgent coruscating brilliance.

The The Infected. Angry and elated. The spirit of 1986.

Radiohead Pablo Honey. Doesn’t try as hard as OK Computer.

Peter Gabriel So. Can’t say I’d ordinarily listen to Peter Gabriel but this is a perfect album.

The Pixies Dolittle. No one knows what Frank and the gang were on about, least of all them, but this is a glorious noise.

Re: Must listen albums..?
« Reply #16 on: 28 October, 2023, 10:39:32 pm »
There's no such thing as "must listen albums"...

Are people just listing (some of) their favourite albums, which is an entirely different thing.


Re: Must listen albums..?
« Reply #17 on: 29 October, 2023, 09:48:36 am »
There's no such thing as "must listen albums"...

Are people just listing (some of) their favourite albums, which is an entirely different thing.

Of course they are. But you can be the different one.
We are making a New World (Paul Nash, 1918)

Re: Must listen albums..?
« Reply #18 on: 29 October, 2023, 10:00:01 am »
I'm discovering more about Sun Ra.  Living Sky and Omniverse are good.

sam

Re: Must listen albums..?
« Reply #19 on: 29 October, 2023, 10:18:22 am »
1. Empire Burlesque
2. Oh Mercy
3. Time Out of Mind
4. Love and Theft
5. Street-Legal
5. Infidels
5. Blood on the Tracks
The needle keeps skipping.

Oh, you mean I can choose someone other than Dylan?
1. Ancient Heart
2. Everybody’s Angel
3. The Sweet Keeper
4. Lovers in the City
5. The Best of Tanita Tikaram

Re: Must listen albums..?
« Reply #20 on: 29 October, 2023, 10:47:03 am »
Leftfield: Leftism
Miles Davies: In a Silent Way
Nick Drake: Way to Blue
John Martyn: Solid Air
TheThe: Mind Bomb
Interpol: Antics
KLF: Chillout
Frankie Goes To Hollywood: Welcome to the Pleasuredome
Various: Soundtrack to Human Traffic
Yussef Kaamal: Black Focus
Back to Mine: Underworld
Ultramarine:Every Man and Woman is a Star
Return to Forever: Return to Forever
Cultureshock: Sequence
Soft Machine: Fourth
Biosphere: Cirque
Anuoir Brahem: Le Pas du Chat Noir
Charles Trenet: The Extraordinary Garden






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Re: Must listen albums..?
« Reply #21 on: 29 October, 2023, 12:29:19 pm »
Blue ~ Joni Mitchell

Hell yeah
Heavens yes!

And we can segue from here into the demise of Islabikes, as they had (have?) a range aimed at grandad and grandma rockers consisting of three models: Joni, Janis and Jimi.
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Re: Must listen albums..?
« Reply #22 on: 29 October, 2023, 12:49:48 pm »
Is the Joni a Little Green one and do the Janis and Jimi self-destruct at 27 kph? 

(Real shame about all concerned, bikes and musicians)

rogerzilla

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Re: Must listen albums..?
« Reply #23 on: 29 October, 2023, 08:20:50 pm »
1. Empire Burlesque
2. Oh Mercy
3. Time Out of Mind
4. Love and Theft
5. Street-Legal
5. Infidels
5. Blood on the Tracks
The needle keeps skipping.

Oh, you mean I can choose someone other than Dylan?
1. Ancient Heart
2. Everybody’s Angel
3. The Sweet Keeper
4. Lovers in the City
5. The Best of Tanita Tikaram
I was at sixth form with Tanita Tikaram.  I didn't know her, but she used to roll her eyes at us when we were inventing or playing mindless games in free periods.
Hard work sometimes pays off in the end, but laziness ALWAYS pays off NOW.

sam

Re: Must listen albums..?
« Reply #24 on: 29 October, 2023, 09:00:00 pm »
I was at sixth form with Tanita Tikaram.  I didn't know her...

https://youtu.be/qPHcK7ZMJgo