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it's been a while since i've attempted a to create a list of my favorite albums. i'm going to attempt that now.

1. television - marquee moon
surprisingly, i have nothing to say about it.

2. mike oldfield - tubular bells
the last part... that acoustic guitar part right at the end. the microphone is not close to the guitar so you can hear the sound of the room that he's in. it's so appropriate for it to end like that. it reminds you that really you're just listening to some kid who played guitar and had a dream.

3. nirvana - nevermind
really, i mean nirvana as a band, not nevermind in particular. they changed my life. listening to smells like teen spirit for the billionth time was the first time that music brought me to tears.

4. miles davis - bitches brew
what i like most about this is how i forget that it's a double album. i listen to it from start to finish, and it feels like only a few minutes have passed. then all i want to do is put it on again.

5. pixies - doolittle

6. public enemy - it takes a nation of millions to hold us back
it always surprised me to see this ranked above dark side of the moon. when i heard it, i realized why; it deserves to be.

7. marvin gaye - what's going on
i think that the lyrics are kinda corny... but it doesn't matter. not at all.

8. bob marley and the wailers - natty dread

9. the specials - the specials

10. the strokes - is this it

bubbling under (no order):
gnarls barkley - st. elsewhere
van morrisson - moondance
lou reed - transformer

strange, i don't have a single album by the top 10 artists on AM. it's not that i don't like them; i do, i really do. none of them have released an album that means anywhere near as much to me as the ones above do. same with radiohead, really... anyway, i would like to know what you all think.

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Marquee Moon eh? Yeah,it's about as flawless as an album can be...

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Great Choices.

1)Radiohead - Kid A
2)Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks
4)Arcade Fire - Funeral
4)The Beatles - Abby Road
5)Radiohead - OK Computer
6)The Velvet Underground & Nico
7)My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
8)Neil Young - After The Gold Rush
9)Radiohead - In Rainbows
10)Van Morrison - Astral Weeks

Bubblers (Mind you, I change this list almost on a daily basis)

Tom Waits - Rain Dogs
Television - Marquee Moon
The Beatles - White album
Bob Dylan - Blonde On Blond
The Rolling stones - Let it Bleed
Nick Drake - Pink Moon
Patti smith - Horses
Arcade Fire - Neon Bible
Grateful Dead - American Beauty
Joanna Newsom - Ys

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I always like your choices Kevin, they are similiar to mine... I also have loveless, astral weeks, ok computer and Kid A in top ten... Amazing albums.

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The Cure - Disintegration
Jeff Buckley - Grace (Legacy Edition)
Sigur Ros - ()
The Stooges - Fun House
Joy Division - Closer
Sigur Ros - Ágætis Byrjun
Modest Mouse - The Moon & Antarctica
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
Radiohead - OK Computer
Sonic Youth - Dirty

bubbling under

Antonin Dvorak - Symphony No. 9 New World Symphony (performed by the New York Philharmonic)
The Cure - Faith
Slint - Spiderland
REM - Murmur
Radiohead - Kid A

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I like your list. Tubular Bells is one of the very next on my list of albums to buy.

My top ten:
Bob Dylan - Blonde On Blonde
Jimi Hendrix - Are You Experienced
Rolling Stones - Exile On Main Street
Jimi Hendrix - Electric Ladyland
Patti Smith - Horses
Pixies - Surfer Rosa
Radiohead - OK Computer
Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust
Joni Mitchell - Blue

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post some more top 10's. that wasn't why i started this topic, but they're interesting so keep 'em comin'!

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Unchanged for a while now:

1. Talking Heads - Remain In Light
2. The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
3. R.E.M. - Murmur
4. Radiohead - OK Computer
5. The Beatles - Revolver
6. The Velvet Underground & Nico - The Velvet Underground & Nico
7. R.E.M. - Lifes Rich Pageant
8. Van Morrison - Astral Weeks
9. The Sound - From The Lions Mouth
10. Neil Young - After The Gold Rush

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1.Robert Wyatt - Rock Bottom
2.Bruce Springsteen - Darkness On The Edge Of Town
3.Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska
4.The Divine Comedy - Promenade
5.Stevie Wonder - Songs In The Key Of Life
6.Georges Brassens - n°1 (La Mauvaise réputation)
7.The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
8.Tom Waits - Rain Dogs
9.The Beatles - The Beatles (White album)
10.Doc & Merle Watson - Ballads From Deep Gap

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1. Radiohead- Ok Computer

2. The Beach Boys- Pet Sounds

3. The Beatles- Revolver

4. My Bloody Valentine- Loveless

5. The Beatles- Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

6. Bob Dylan- Blonde on Blonde

7. Radiohead- KID A

8. Van Morrison- Astral Weeks

9. Bob Dylan- Highway 61 Revisited

10. The Beatles- The Beatles (White Album)

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Lots of newcomers are posting their top 10, so maybe we could make a top 100 poll again
Last one was 1 year ago

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Hey that would be a sweet idea. I wouldnt be interested in running, but its something I've wanted to see for a long while.

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Speaking of Rock Bottom, how the hell did it get this out of print?

I'm curious, do you all consider jazz albums when you're making pop/rock top tens? I think Bitches Brew is amazing, but for me comparing it to a Beatles album is like comparing apples to high def TVs. They just don't rate on the same scale.

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I'd be interested in a Top Albums poll again. I didn't participate in the old one.

Anyway, here's my top 10:

1. Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
2. The Who - Who's Next
3. The Beatles - Abbey Road
4. The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
5. U2 - Achtung Baby
6. U2 - The Joshua Tree
7. The Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness
8. Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run
9. The National - Boxer
10. Arcade Fire - Funeral

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Polls? Yes, encore!

Albums, songs, artists, 90's, 80's, 2007, bracketology, survivor, hall of acclaim, ... if the older forum members are still not saturated after all these polls, than hell yes, let's do another album poll again!

I think Anthony moderated the last one, maybe he wants to do it again, or some other volunteer. I could even run it, but than I would prefer collecting until sometime in December and present results in January ...

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1)The Smiths-The Queen Is Dead
2)Radiohead-OK Computer
3)Beach Boys-Pet Sounds
4)Television-Marquee Moon
5)Stone Roses-Stone Roses
6)Teenage Fanclub-Grand Prix
7)Pulp-Different Class
8)U2-Achtung Baby
9)Bob Dylan-Blonde On Blonde
10)My Bloody Valentine-Loveless

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1. The Flaming Lips - "The soft bulletin" (1999)
2. Frank Zappa - "Hot rats" (1969)
3. Jellyfish - "Spilt milk" (1993)
4. Todd Rundgren - "Something/Anything?" (1972)
5. XTC - "Skylarking" (1986)
6. Mojave 3 - "Excuses for travellers" (2000)
7. Mr. Bungle - "California" (1999)
8. The Zombies - "Odessey & oracle" (1968)
9. The High Llamas - "Hawaii" (1996)
10.Moose - "Live a little love a lot" (1995)

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1. Pearl Jam - Ten
2. Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
3. Radiohead - Kid A
4. Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
5. Oasis - (What's The Story) Morning Glory
6. Radiohead - OK Computer
7. The Strokes - Is This It
8. Sigur Rós - Ágætis Byrjun
9. The Beatles - Revolver
10. Pearl Jam - Vs.


I'd be happy to take the reins of the 2008/09 album poll, but unfortunately, I'm not sure if my schedule will allow it -- it's been a busy one, and there's no signs of this juggernaut slowing down through the new year. That said... Andre, you get my nomination.

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Let's see...this probably won't be too different from my list from the last poll...

1. The Clash, London Calling
2. R.E.M., Automatic for the People
3. Bob Dylan, Highway 61 Revisited
4. The Beatles, Revolver
5. Pixies, Doolittle
6. Blur, s/t
7. David Bowie, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
8. X, Los Angeles
9. Pretenders, s/t
10. R.E.M., Lifes Rich Pageant

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It would be awesome making another top 100 album poll! This year, mostly because of AM, I've discovered much more new music than in all past years, so my list would be totally different from the last. Though, my top 10 doesn't change as much:

1) The Beatles - The Beatles (White Album)
2) Blur - Parklife
3) The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses
4) Oasis - Definitely Maybe
5) R.E.M. - Automatic for the People
6) Prince - Sign O' the Times
7) The Fratellis - Costello Music
8) Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True
9) Graham Coxon - Happiness in Magazines
10) Blur - Modern Life Is Rubbish

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I also think a new poll would be fun, I think my bloody valentine would get a big bump from these top tens I am seeing... I am one who rediscovered them and they moved into my top ten...

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The content of my Top 10 hasn't changed, just the order:

1. The Who - Who's Next
2. Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
3. The Clash - London Calling
4. My Morning Jacket - Z
5. Nas - Illmatic (up 2 spots)
6. Television - Marquee Moon (down 1 spot)
7. Blur - Parklife (down 1 spot)
8. Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run (up 1 spot)
9. The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers (up 1 spot)
10. Sunday Drivers - Little Heart Attacks (down 2 spots)

NaS and Bruce are slowly gunning for the top 4, but that top 3 is pretty inflexible.

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Moeboid, around a year ago you were saying that you didn't understand jazz & now you have Bitches Brew at #4. I'm imagining what happened, but it's better to ask.

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That said... Andre, you get my nomination.

Thanks for nominating, Anthony.

And Nicolas, what about you? Since you came with the suggestion to do the albums poll again soon, I think you deserve to have a big say in the moderating role as well.

Maybe you wish to organize it yourself? That would be no problem for me, on the contrary, you're more than welcome to take the lead!

In other words: Nicolas, if you want to setup and moderate the poll yourself, than you're my man. If not, I'll be happy to take the job on me. Either way, this is gonna be fun.

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yes, i remember saying that i don't understand jazz. in fact, i would probably still say that. i don't know why bitches brew is an exception. i was amazed by it from the very start. i think i also understand kind of blue, but it doesn't get to me in the same way... we'll see i guess. like i mentioned in another topic, i'm only young and i've been interested in music for a very short time. that might be why i find it so difficult to make a top 10 list... i just haven't been exposed to anything for long enough. those first two albums are locked in the top 10 though. i can't see that changing.

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I can't really rate my favorite albums, they're all under the same category as my all-time favorites.

So, in no particular order;

Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
Mariah Carey - Butterfly
Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
Stevie Wonder - Innervisions, Songs In The Key of Life
Alanis Morissette - Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie

That's it. Only 6. Those are albums that I feel very close to. I have some other favorites but I don't consider them "special" to me.

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1. prince............sign o the times
2. beatles...........revolver
3. beach boys........pet sounds
4. arcade fire.......funeral
5. david bowie.......low
6. love..............forever changes
7. stevie wonder.....innervisions
8. prince............purple rain
9. beatles...........the beatles
10.billy joel........the stranger

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1- Revolver (1966) - The Beatles
2- Ok Computer (1997) - Radiohead
3- Dark Side Of The Moon (1973) - Pink Floyd
4- Are You Experienced? (1967) - Jimi Hendrix
5- Let It Bleed (1969) - The Rolling Stones
6- Paranoid (1970) - Black Sabbath
7- Odessey And Oricle (1968) - The Zombies
8- Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967) -The Beatles
9- In The Court Of The Crimson King (1969) - King Crimson
10- Unknown Pleasures (1979) - Joy Division

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Is there going to be a top 100 albums poll this christmas... that was quite the holiday treat last year I would do it but I am pretty inept and some of the experts on the site seem to be pros.

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1. Radiohead: OK Computer
2. The Beatles: Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
3. Bob Dylan: Blonde on Blonde
4. The Beach Boys: Pet Sounds
5. Marvin Gaye: What's Going On
6. Radiohead: Kid A
7. The Beatles: White Album
8. Sufjan Stevens: Illinoise!
9. The Beatles: Revolver
10. Bob Dylan: Highway 61 Revisited

I think a top 100 poll would be a great way to spend this Christmas.

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Mike, we just did one last year!

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Ha, there can never be too many... it provides for the ever-changing tastes and new people that want to participate.

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1. Mile Davis - Bitches Brew
2. Dave Brubeck - Time Out
3. John Coltrane - A Love Supreme
4. Miles Davis - A Silent Way
5. Ornette Coleman - The Shape Of Jazz To Come
6. Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
7. Charles Mingus - Mingus ah um
8. Miles Davis - Sketches of Spain
9. Cannonball Aderlay - Something Else
10.Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane (Self Titled)

Anyone wanna talk some jazz, there doesnt seem to be a whole lot of fans on this site.

Modern Music (That's Not Jazz)

1. Radiohead - Kid A
2. Yo La Tengo - and then nothing turned itself inside out
3. Bjork - Homogenic
4. Radiohead - In Rainbows
5. Sigur Ros - Agaetis Bryjun
6. Broken Social Scene - You Forget it in people
7. NIN - Ghosts
8. Radiohead - Amnesiac
9. Godspeed you black emperor - Lift your skinny fist like antennas to the sky
10. Primal Scream - Xtrmntr

I'm not great at lists. I don't think I could attempt a top 100 like I've seen others do.

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In no particular order, however This Year's Model is my all time favorite album.

1. Elvis Costello - This Year's Model
2. Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique
3. Love - Forever Changes
4. Simon & Garfunkel - Bookends
5. The Beatles - Revolver
6. Sly & The Family Stone - There's a Riot Goin' On
7. Bob Dylan - Bringing It All Back Home
8. Beck - Odelay
9. De La Soul - 3 Feet High & Rising
10. Television - Marquee Moon

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1. Highway 61 Revisited - Bob Dylan
2. Nirvana - In Utero
3. joanna Newsom - Ys
4. Radiohead - Ok Computer
5. Bob Dylan - Blonde on Blonde
6. Bob Dylan - Blood on the Tracks
7. Velvet Underground and Nico - S/t
8. Nirvana - Unplugged
9. Beatles - White Album
10. Miles Davis - Bitches Brew

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The Clash- London Calling
Manic Street Preachers- The Holy Bible
Joe Strummer and the Mescalaroes- Streetcore
Dead Kennadys- Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegatables
Mercury Rev- Deserters Songs
The Hives- Veni Vidi vicous
Pink Floyd- Dark Side of The moon
Ramones- Ramones
The Pogues- Rum Sodomy and the Lash
The Flaming Lips- The Soft Bulletin
Libertines- UP the Bracket
The Clash- Combat Rock
The Shins- Chutes too narrow
The White Stripes-Elephant
Queens Of the Stone age- Songs for deaf
Flaming Lips - Transmisions from the sattelite Heart

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1. Revolver
2. In Utero
3. Highway 61 Revisited
4. The White Album
5. Crooked Rain Crooked Rain
6. Is This It
7. Kid A
9. London Calling
10. Abbey Road

I would be all for a list, in the past I hadn't participated because I didn't feel I had listened to enough albums however, this year I think I have heard enough albums to make a list.

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In no particular order:

Daydream Nation - Sonic Youth
Perfect From Now On - Built To Spill
Double Nickels On The Dime - Minutemen
Bricolage - Amon Tobin
Loveless - My Bloody Valentine
Unknown Pleasures - Joy Division
Modern Dance - Pere Ubu
Blonde on Blonde - Bob Dylan
Well Oiled - Hash Jar Tempo
Revolver - The Beatles

(As of right now. It will change tomorrow, maybe even later today.)