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    With all the favorite threads I thought I would add this. We did this some time ago.
    My top ten albums are.
    10. Boston - Boston
    This is the only albums that I have owned in 8 track, Cassette, LP and CD. Always reliable.

    9. Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd
    Maybe over played on the radio but still a master piece of music.

    8. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles
    Love the songs with Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite! and A Day In The Life two of my favorites.

    7. Aqualung - Jethro Tull
    Great song writing, switching from great straight rock to acoustic melodies and back again.

    6. Toys in the Attic - Aerosmith
    I think that early Aerosmith is their best period with the fist 5 albums are absolute classics and this is my favorite of them.

    5. Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
    Was David Gilmour ever better. A sad album in some ways in regards to Syd Barrett, but that maybe why it is so good.

    4. Book of Dreams - Steve Miller Band
    An album I can pop in and it will take me back to good and bad times from youth.

    3. Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen
    A great romantic album, the songs in this collection are very moving.

    2. Thick As A Brick - Jethro Tull
    This is what progressive rock should be. Great lyrics and the musicianship is exceptionally high. Every time I listen to it I come way with a different meaning to the song.

    1. Abbey Road - The Beatles
    To me this album has everything from great rock and roll (Come Together and I Want You), romantic ( Something and Here Comes the Sun), novelty songs(Maxwell's Silver Hammer and Octopus's Garden) and prog ( side 2).
     
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    10.) Foghat: Live

    9.) Tory Amos: Boys for Pele

    8.) Aerosmith: Get Your Wings

    7.) Led Zep: II

    6.) Van Halen: I

    5.) Pink Floyd: The Wall

    4.) AC/DC: Back in Black

    3.) Led Zep: IV

    2.) Metallica: Black

    1.) Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon

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    Good question - Great Albums suggest to me that, top to bottom, start to finish, every song has to be great.

    Pink Floyd obviously have a great run of albums that did exactly that.

    The Beatles also had their share (Revolver is my favorite)

    Led Zeppelin have plenty that rank up there, so to the Doors, Paul Simon and other singer songwriters like James Taylor

    U2 (The Joshua Tree) would get a vote from me (though its soo been played to death - its still a great album)

    The Eagles Hotel California (again, too overplayed for me - but a great album)

    Many of Peter Gabriel's albums fit the criteria, from his post-Genesis work (yes, he was the original singer in Genisis) up to "So"

    Some of the more underrated albums for me are things like

    The Band - Music from the Big Pink

    Also, Robbie Robertson of The Band did 2 solo albums that are outstanding start to finish

    The first, "Robbie Robertson" was produced by Daniel Lanois (who produced The Joshua Tree) and features songs with Peter Gabriel, U2, and tons of other guests

    The second solo "Storyville" has a great New Orleans' bent to it and again, start to finish is filled with great music that really comes alive in the headphones
     
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    10 - Black Sabbath "Black Sabbath"

    9 - Pink Floyd "Obscured By Clouds"

    8 - Pink Floyd "The Final Cut"

    7 - ZZ Top "One Foot in the Blues"

    6 - Metallica "... And Justice for All"

    5 - Pink Floyd "Meddle"

    4 - Beatles "Sgt. Pepper"

    3 - Led Zeppelin "I"

    2 - Pink Floyd "Wish You Were Here"

    1 - Pink Floyd "Dark Side of The Moon"
     
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    The impossible, but I'll try :

    (Naming no more than 1 CD per band)

    10. Rush - Moving Pictures. Could have picked a bunch of others from Rush.
    9. Iron Maiden - Powerslave. First 4 with Bruce all about equal.
    8. Guns n Roses - Appetite for Destruction
    7. Jethro Tull - Aqualung.
    6. Elton John - Too Low for Zero. Not considered a classic but this is my list :)
    5. Dream Theater - Awake.
    4. Yes - Close to the Edge
    3. Arena - Songs from the Lions' Cage.
    2. Marillion - Misplaced Childhood. Could have names any of the first three Marillion.
    1. Therion - Theli. Best CD of all time. Pure heaven. Metal with choir vocals.

    (sh!t, no Beatles). Add Sgt. Pepper and make my list 11.
     
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    Even though it is not on a lot of list, but the more anyone thinks about it, Bobby Brown's "Don't Be Cruel" album. The number of hits that came off of it, like Roni', My Prerogative, Every Little Step, etc. The more I got to here it, probably should be a classic album. Janet Jackson's "Rythem Nation" is real good.

    But as a whole, for what I own,
    Patra "Queen of the Pack"
    Lauryn Hill "Miseducation of Lauryn Hill"
    Eric B. and Rakim "Follow the Leader"
    Public Enemy "Fear of a Black Planet"
    N.W.A. "Straight Outta Compton"
    Tupac "Tupac's Greatest Hits"
    Mary J Blige "Share My World"

    I own those ladies(Mary J Blige, Patra, and Lauryn Hill) albums, and not ashamed to admit I love their stuff.
     
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    I'm shocked not to see Marvin Gaye represented on your list - not to mention Aretha.

    While we're on the subject of the monumental contributions of African Americans to our favorite music (and let's face it - rock and roll/jazz/soul IS an African American invention - just ask the Beatles who influenced them and you'll begin to find that every modern music traces back to turn of the century jazz)... I've gotta give a shout out to my man James Brown

    James doesn't get "sole" credit for his "soul" music though - I'm a HUGE "JB Horns" fan with Maceo Parker, Fred Wesley and Pee Wee Ellis kickin out some of the funkiest grooves that made James Brown "James Brown"

    If you want a more contemporary take on all that music spend the $15 for Maceo Parker's "Live on Planet Groove" - starting off with a good 15 minute rendition of "Shake Everything You Got" with the funkiest drum/saxaphone solo ever.

    That's a must have album for any collection.
     
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    American rock 'n roll is highly influenced by R&B, a lot of Euro rock 'n roll has more classical influences. I would say that the Beatles are more in the latter. Yes, they showed their R&B influences on some of the earlier CDs but starting in the mid section of their career they were much more classically influenced. This is why a lot of the music I like is the progressive and euro metal bands because the classical influences do way more for me than R&B influences. I hate blues too which is why I hate a lot of Led Zeppelin.
     
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    I can't possibly rank them so I'll just list my 10 favorite albums.

    Head - The Monkees

    Angel Dust - Faith No More

    King For A Day Fool For A Lifetime - Faith No More

    Bleach - Nirvana

    Incesticide - Nirvana

    Badmotorfinger - Soundgarden

    Dirty - Sonic Youth

    Dirt - Alice In Chains

    Sparkle and Fade - Everclear

    Mother's Milk - Red Hot Chili Peppers
     
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    Woahh! To each their own, and everyone has a right to their opinion, but to hate the blues? AND Led Zeppelin? All I gotta say is.....wow.
     
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    Either born in Seattle or came of age in the 90's. My 90's favorite, other than Metallica was NIN. Closer always brought the girls.....closer:D
     
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    Yeah, I don't get much support on the Zep thing. But I hate Blues and Zep has a strong Blues influence . . . and then there's Plant's ultra whinny voice ;)
     
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    1 - live -throwing copper .2- live - the distance to here . 3-days of the new [the red album].4-fuel-somthing like human. 5-joe satriani-strange beutiful music. 6 yes -tales from topographic oceans. 7-collective soul -dosage . 8- alice in chains -dirt. 9-toad the wet sprocket-coil. 10-creed -my own prision .11-queensryche- operation mind crime .12-smashing pumpkins -siamese dream.13-jerry cantrell degradation trip volumes 1&2.14-rush-hemispheres.the cranberries-to the faithful departed.:rocker: :rocker: :rocker: i couldnt stop at ten. 15 oops how could i forget stone temple pilots- core.
     
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    Good hit on Mindcrime. Tales from Topographic Oceans, huh ? I don't know ANYONE who likes that as the best Yes album (until now, I guess ;))
     
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    Yep, I graduated from high school in 94' so I grew up right in the middle of that era. I love NIN too, I even had a NIN tattoo at one time. It's covered up with a flying elvis now though. :rocker:
     
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    Weather Report - Heavy Weather

    Warren Zevon - I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (Anthology)

    Bob Seger - Live Bullet

    UK - Night After Night

    Deep Purple - Machine Head

    Al DiMeola - Tour De Force

    Jethro Tull - Songs From The Wood

    CCR - Cosmos Factory

    Uriah Heep - Deamons And Wizards

    Van Morrison - Astral Weeks

    The Who - Whos Next
     
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    if you love progressive rock tales is a must it never gets old .im in my forties and ive had that album since i was fourteen and i still listen to it .relayer is right up there also .for me the 70s and the 90s are the best music eras.
     
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    i didnt think anybody else was into u.k. wow .danger money and the the self titled first album are great .i have night after night on vinyl. terry bozio kicks ass on drums.i saw bob seger at what once was called the music hall in boston in 1977 during the night moves tour i was thirteen . unbelievable
     
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    A few bong hits a few Molson Golden Ales and "The Revealing Science Of God" blasting. It didn't get much better than that.
     
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    i used to listen to that on headphones after smoking mass qaunaties of hash in my favorite chamber pipe with my black lights on in my bedroom lol lol ahhh the good old days lol
     
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