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  • Honored high priests of accidentally chosen taste!

    Here your favorite albums should be sorted and take up space according to your current preferences. And because there are certainly many of them, but we do not want to subdivide either, the title 50 is listed. In words: fifty. The best long-playing records you know, the dearest you have. Nobody has to be ashamed of anything. If it's Madonna on top, it's Madonna on top. It can happen, but it shouldn't happen.

    You are already doing it. Year of publication would be kind. And only original works, no compilations, please. I'm curious...


    Your Al

    "In the year of our Lord 1314 patriots of Scotland, starving and outnumbered, charged the field of Bannockburn. They fought like warrior poets. They fought like Scotsmen. And won their freedom."

  • 50. Don't even know if I have that many First, I'll list the top 10 ...

    1. blur - Think Tank (2003) - the best album that, in my opinion, has ever been and will be recorded ... hopefully I will learn better one day
    2. The Beatles - The Beatles (1968) - almost as good; +)
    3. Gorillaz - Gorillaz (2001)
    4. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication (1999)
    - from here on the order becomes a bit unclear ...
    5. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991)
    6. blur - 13 (1999)
    7. Red Hot Chili Peppers - By The Way (2002)
    8. Red Hot Chili Peppers - One Hot Minute (1995)
    9. Manu Chao - Clandestino esperando la última ola (1998)
    10. The White Stripes - Get Behind Me Satan (2005)


    (Especially in this thread the editing function would be invaluable, I will definitely want to revise that fifty times and not make a separate post for it every time ...)

    For now,
    Philip

    EDIT: Hmmm here we go ... Fleetwood Mac had completely forgotten.
  • Okay ten! Whoever wants can do more. Everything is counted (hello opera devil ).

    @ Phil: No matter editing function, make as many posts as you want! And if you forget McFleewood, just do it. I said: 50! At some point we will all get there ...

    As for your number one: Oasis: "Definitely maybe" is better. And a thousand others too ...; +) But his own.

    "In the year of our Lord 1314 patriots of Scotland, starving and outnumbered, charged the field of Bannockburn. They fought like warrior poets. They fought like Scotsmen. And won their freedom."

  • Okay, not ten.


    One who knows what he wants

    "In the year of our Lord 1314 patriots of Scotland, starving and outnumbered, charged the field of Bannockburn. They fought like warrior poets. They fought like Scotsmen. And won their freedom."

  • No, "One who knows what he wants"was my Subscriptio, my Sphragis, in short: my signature.

    Such misunderstandings arise when postmodernism meets antiquity ...

    So, now back to the piece.

    "In the year of our Lord 1314 patriots of Scotland, starving and outnumbered, charged the field of Bannockburn. They fought like warrior poets. They fought like Scotsmen. And won their freedom."

  • First of all: Fine idea, Count.
    The restriction to ten albums is almost silly, the expansion to 50 catapults into something almost academic (although I find brief explanations delightful).

    Suggestion for goodness: Is it conceivable to sort the cherished favorite records by decades; So ten each for the 60s, 70s, etc.? I would find it clearer ...

    Second suggestion: favorite songs. Not whole albums, but the special songs - the outliers, strokes of luck, expressions of the feeling of a whole generation?

  • Hello everybody,

    First of all, my dear Count, a great idea. The year 2010 will be exciting!

    Hello Ekkehard,

    Your idea of ​​the songs may be an extra thread, because I find it very exciting to name entire albums so that they can be separated please.

    List follows .........


    greetings
    Achim
  • First I try a selection of 10 (with an explanation), in chronological order according to the year of publication ...

    David Bowie - Station to Station (1976)
    Bowie in the pre-eno phase at his very best - a little experimental, a little straight. Only 6 songs, but they have it all!

    David Bowie - Low (1977)
    I still think that "Low" is the best Berlin trilogy record, not as pop as "Heroes", but more experimental than the mostly underrated "Lodger". "Sound and Vision" is maybe my favorite Bowie song ever.

    Prince - Purple Rain (1984)
    Yes, I know: the little gnome from Minneapolis made more exciting albums in the 80s ("Around the World in a Day", 1985), he made funkier albums ("1999", 1982), but let's leave all snobbery for a moment aside: that is worn out, but already a damn good record! And "When Doves Cry" has to be written and produced like Mr. Nelson did.

    Prince - Sign 'O' the Times (1987)
    What to say His Sgt.Pepper / Pet Sounds / Songs in the Key of Life / other milestone album / whatever. 2 CDs full of different styles, Prinzchen recorded almost everything himself - a brilliant ego trip!

    U2 - attention baby! (1991)
    I have to admit that I find U2 rather boring in preacher-peacemaker mode. On the other hand, I find U2 in We-put-on-strangely-on-and-try-something-out mode very exciting! And the songwriting on this album too!

    Terence Trent D'Arby - Symphony or Damn (1993)
    I thought for a long time whether I should rather name this album of "Prince 2" or "Vibrator" from 1995 (I don't know enough about the debut "Introducing the Hardline ..." from 1987, except for the singles). Result: tight decision for "Symphony or Damn", which is less experimental but has such a fluid pop songwriting that it is a real pleasure.

    Crowded House - Together Alone (1993)
    Crowded House is one of my favorite bands! Wonderful songs with great melodies, plus Neil Finn's voice, which sounds like a silk bathrobe feels. In the choice between this disc and "Woodface" from 1991, "Together alone" has a slight edge in front of me because it is a bit more focused and balanced, but that can really be discussed.

    David Bowie - 1st Outside (1995)
    If this is a kind of old work, there should only be old work on the pop market! Bowie teams up with Eno again to bring together a wild mix of concept album, pop melodies, electronics, dissonant guitars (Reeves Gabrels!) And piano parts - and it works!

    Prince - Emancipation (1996)
    If you disregard the fact that he spent the 90s changing his name and fights on a record company, he also made great music during this time. "Emancipation" is a 3-CD epic with a playing time of 180 minutes and 36 songs, some of which are among the most beautiful from Prince's pen ("Soul Sanctuary" !!!). And the title track is a truckload of funk!

    Prince - The Rainbow Children (2001)
    Maybe with four answers it will be a bit one-sided, but good is simply good! "The Rainbow Children" is a religiously inspired concept album with a band-heavy funk sound ("The Work pt. 1", "1 + 1 + 1 = 3") and a lot of experiments (title track, "Digital Garden"). Unfortunately largely overlooked at the time due to independent distribution and zero promotion, but still a bombshell!

    LG
    "What you theater people call your tradition, that is your comfort and sloppiness." Gustav Mahler
  • Achim wrote:

    ...
    Your idea of ​​the songs may be an extra thread, because I find it very exciting to name entire albums so that they can be separated please.
    ...
    Hello Achim,

    the songs were also intended as an extra thread - I had misunderstood that, sorry. I just wanted to leave the decision to the rolling count as spiritual father.

  • God's sake, me as "spiritual father": mlol:.

    Do it, Ekke.


    Your Al

    "In the year of our Lord 1314 patriots of Scotland, starving and outnumbered, charged the field of Bannockburn. They fought like warrior poets. They fought like Scotsmen. And won their freedom."

  • Once again. As the spiritual head of the Refuquiem, I tell you: go and vote what you want. Whether 10 or 50 or something in between I don't care. Just climbs the stuff, in German: Introduces ordinal numbers. Otherwise I don't know how to evaluate it.

    "In the year of our Lord 1314 patriots of Scotland, starving and outnumbered, charged the field of Bannockburn. They fought like warrior poets. They fought like Scotsmen. And won their freedom."

  • There is nothing, but nothing as clear as blur >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Oasis. ; +)
  • I thought this oasis / blur shit had been through since 1995 ...

    The best song that any of the Gallagher brothers (namely Noel) did (as a singer) is from them Chemical Brothers and is called "Setting Sun" - Would you like a sample?

    Here: "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qkkMz2awmbI"

    Adieu,
    Algabal
    Don't be afraid of the culture - there is only one gram left.