My Favourite Album Is... [What's Yours?]

It's been a while since we had one of these (nearly 6 months - I searched) so I thought it fine to post this. Was thinking about music today because I'd detached myself from it a bit in the last few weeks (busy with other things). I was considering my favourite album. The Beatles' "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" came to mind. Then left. "Discovery", Daft Punk came to mind. Left. So to did "Meat Is Murder" [The Smiths], "Wild Mood Swings" [The Cure], Parrallel Lines [Blondie], Wide Open Spaces [Dixie Chicks], Kala [MIA], Speak For Yourself [Imogen Heap], Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars [David Bowie].... All left. Many others came and went.

Final decision:



A classic from start to finish. Every single track.

  

As someone rightfully wrote in the YouTube comments: "if it were possible to have sex with a voice i would want it to be with hers..."

YOUR TURN!
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Edited by get2sammyb

It's been a while since we had one of these (nearly 6 months - I searched) so I thought it fine to post this. Was thinking about music today because I'd detached myself from it a bit in the last few weeks (busy with other things). I was considering my favourite album. The Beatles' "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" came to mind. Then left. "Discovery", Daft Punk came to mind. Left. So to did "Meat Is Murder" [The Smiths], "Wild Mood Swings" [The Cure], Parrallel Lines [Blondie], Wide Open Spaces [Dixie Chicks], Kala [MIA], Speak For Yourself [Imogen Heap], Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars [David Bowie].... All left. Many others came and went.

Final decision:



A classic from start to finish. Every single track.

  

As someone rightfully wrote in the YouTube comments: "if it were possible to have sex with a voice i would want it to be with hers..."

YOUR TURN!
Posted by dsplayer1010

American Idiot by Green Day
But, Pinkerton is a close second

Posted by samcotts

The Killers - Hot Fuzz
Posted by joey


Posted by RHCPfan24

For me, a New Jersey native, I have to go with









Close behind are Sgt. Pepper, Kind of Blue, OK Computer, Blonde on Blonde and The Wall.
Edited by get2sammyb
dsplayer1010 said:
"American Idiot by Green Day
But, Pinkerton is a close second"
Pinkerton is a classic. It's super hit or miss with a lot of people that record. I prefer the "Blue Album" to be honest.

Should I have heard of the MerryMen or is that a joke post (feels all ignorant)?!

I'm curious if anyones going to pick Pet Sounds by the Beach Boys. That album's great but... I dunno... I find myself wanting to skip in places which, you know, isn't good material for a best ever album.
Posted by RandomHero666

My Favorite album is umm, one i made myself with all my fave songs.
Retail album though would be Viva La Bands or Inhuman Rampage: Dragonforce

Posted by HistoryInRust

I have several that could legitimately be called my favorite albums.  It's pretty contingent on my mood.

Queens of the Stone Age -- Songs for the Deaf
Radiohead -- OK Computer
Godspeed You! Black Emperor -- Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven
Incubus -- Morning View
The Who -- Who's Next

Posted by HistoryInRust

God, now that I think of it, though, I could easily add a Rush album (or two) and a few others to that list.

I may be able to crank out a top ten, but I'm far too fickle to decide on a definitive favorite.

Posted by HandsomeDead

I must have listened to this album hundreds of times from start to finish since it came out back in 2003 and i'm not even the kind of person who listens to albums from start to finish but it really is breathtaking. Every track is just perfect.

Posted by Arkthemaniac

There is no question.


Easily this. I can relate to it, every song is a display of compositional and instrumental talent, and the final song is probably the best song since rock n' roll was born.
  

Edited by Gunner612

In no particular order

Operation Ivy - Energy (soo many songs on that album and they are all amazing.)
NOFX - So Long and Thanks For All the Shoes (good mix of SKA/Punk)
Rise Against - The Unraveling (Punk-as-fuck)
Descendents - Two Things at Once (2 classic albums in one)
Autopilot Off - Make a Sound (their last and best album)

I dont have one favorite because if i did, i would sound like a punk rock elitist.

Edited by Rorschach

Easy one for me. My favorite album by my favorite band. 




Posted by RetroIce4

hmmm... Aquabats Charge, MSI's IF, Bad Brains self titled, Kevin Rudolf In the City... Just Recent. Don't have one.

Posted by lodar011



OK Computer- Radiohead

I heard Paranoid Android and literally went out and bought this album an hour later.  It's been my favorite album ever since.

Edited by Bonesofwar

It depends how I'm feeling on a particular day. Either:








Posted by TomA

Posted by RHCPfan24
get2sammyb said:
"dsplayer1010 said:
"American Idiot by Green Day
But, Pinkerton is a close second"
Pinkerton is a classic. It's super hit or miss with a lot of people that record. I prefer the "Blue Album" to be honest.

Should I have heard of the MerryMen or is that a joke post (feels all ignorant)?!

I'm curious if anyones going to pick Pet Sounds by the Beach Boys. That album's great but... I dunno... I find myself wanting to skip in places which, you know, isn't good material for a best ever album."
Pet Sounds is another one. I like all of it, but some of the songs can be labeled filler. Still, a great album that is. I also forgot Who's Next and Murmur. Those are two other exceptional albums.
Posted by OneEyedNinja7

While technically not my favorite, this was the album that got me to expand my music taste beyond classic rock and mainstream radio stuff at the time. Therefore, it deserves my appreciation. Another honorable mention is Blood Mountain for piquing my interests in metal.






Posted by RHCPfan24
OneEyedNinja7 said:
"While technically not my favorite, this was the album that got me to expand my music taste beyond classic rock and mainstream radio stuff at the time. Therefore, it deserves my appreciation. Another honorable mention is Blood Mountain for piquing my interests in metal.






"
I just listened to that today. Imported it on my Xbox 360 too :)
Posted by Black_Rose
Posted by zitosilva

My favourite would have to be:


But Ok Computer by Radiohead and Let Love In by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds sure did fight for the spot.




Posted by Dalai

The first thing that popped in my head was Crash by Dave Matthews Band.

Posted by mad4it89

Oasis - Definitely Maybe


  
Edited by SoothsayerGB

You never forget your first.

My first, broke my eyes open like cheap glass wear against the host's fork.  I was a teen when this album hit the stands.  Saw the video a short while after. Remember my older brother and his friends watching it on TV.  Me just sitting wide eyed and mouth gaping, back against the wood paneled far wall.  Them doing their usual weekend haze, and I couldn't understand what that noise was.  Hypnotized.
 
This album taught me about music.  Didn't pay attention to anything on the radio till Nirvana.  The album hit my ears like acid dripping down the back of my brain.  Psilocybin goo short circuiting.

After this it was all Pearl Jam, RHCP, Green Day, Punk, Grunge and anything with streaming guitar rifts, noisy lyrics and ear thumping bass. It's sucks to think about, what music is today.  Hip Hop isn't all bad, but damn where did all those guys go?  That the change they voted for?

Guess it really was better to burn out, instead to fading away.




  




Edited by Gunner612

Since everyone else did it, im going to too.

So Long and Thanks for All the Shoes - NOFX



































The Unraveling - Rise Against






























Make A Sound - Autopilot Off




































Two Things At Once - Desendents
























Energy - Operation Ivy




Posted by Arkthemaniac
SoothsayerGB said:
"You never forget your first.

My first, broke my eyes open like cheap glass wear against the host's fork.  I was a teen when this album hit the stands.  Saw the video a short while after. Remember my older brother and his friends watching it on TV.  Me just sitting wide eyed and mouth gaping, back against the wood paneled far wall.  Them doing their usual weekend haze, and I couldn't understand what that noise was.  Hypnotized.
 
This album taught me about music.  Didn't pay attention to anything on the radio till Nirvana.  The album hit my ears like acid dripping down the back of my brain.  Psilocybin goo short circuiting.

After this it was all Pearl Jam, RHCP, Green Day, Punk, Grunge and anything with streaming guitar rifts, noisy lyrics and ear thumping bass. It's sucks to think about, what music is today.  Hip Hop isn't all bad, but damn where did all those guys go?  That the change they voted for?

Guess it really was better to burn out, instead to fading away.




  




"
I gots a treat 4 u
  

Posted by Gunner612
Arkthemaniac said:
"SoothsayerGB said:
"You never forget your first.

My first, broke my eyes open like cheap glass wear against the host's fork.  I was a teen when this album hit the stands.  Saw the video a short while after. Remember my older brother and his friends watching it on TV.  Me just sitting wide eyed and mouth gaping, back against the wood paneled far wall.  Them doing their usual weekend haze, and I couldn't understand what that noise was.  Hypnotized.
 
This album taught me about music.  Didn't pay attention to anything on the radio till Nirvana.  The album hit my ears like acid dripping down the back of my brain.  Psilocybin goo short circuiting.

After this it was all Pearl Jam, RHCP, Green Day, Punk, Grunge and anything with streaming guitar rifts, noisy lyrics and ear thumping bass. It's sucks to think about, what music is today.  Hip Hop isn't all bad, but damn where did all those guys go?  That the change they voted for?

Guess it really was better to burn out, instead to fading away.




  




"
I gots a treat 4 u
  

"
So THATS why he killed himself.
Posted by HandsomeDead
Gunner said:
"Make A Sound - Autopilot Off





























"
I really should get around to listening to this. The song they had on Burnout 3, which I think is the title track of the album, is one of the most played songs on my iPod.
Posted by Coltonio7

Posted by Gunner612
HandsomeDead said:
"Gunner said:
"Make A Sound - Autopilot Off





























"
I really should get around to listening to this. The song they had on Burnout 3, which I think is the title track of the album, is one of the most played songs on my iPod."
Almost every song on that album i have enjoyed. Knowing the kind of music you listen to, you should love it.
Posted by BlackWaterCO

BOW DOWN


Edited by Breadfan



Bob Dylan's Blonde on Blonde

  


Posted by GamerGeek360

I have a few:
Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace - Foo Fighters
All the Right Reasons - Nickelback
Lipstick on the Mirror - Pop Evil (this band you may not of heard of but they are from a city near me and they're amazing! Check them out on iTunes)

Edited by RHCPfan24
Br3adfan said:
Bob Dylan's Blonde on Blonde
Yes. Yes. And Yes.
Posted by LiquidPrince

Can't say, my tastes update every so often.

Online
Edited by TeflonBilly
Gunner said:
"I dont have one favorite because if i did, i would sound like a punk rock elitist."
IT IS MY JOB TO KEEP PUNK ROCK ELIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIITE!
Posted by Arkthemaniac
RHCPfan24 said:
"Br3adfan said:
Bob Dylan's Blonde on Blonde
Yes. Yes. And Yes."
Easily the best album name ever.
Edited by TeflonBilly

Man, this is a borderline impossible answer, at least I've managed to narrow it down to two bands.

First there's Strung Out, which after well over a decade is still my favorite band. Their lyrics, wether written by Jim Cherry or Jason Cruz really speak to me.
Jordan Burns is the best drummer in punk today if you ask me with his innovative and exciting transitions as well as his thumping beats and Jake and Rob shred on guitars. I feel bad not singling out Chris Aiken, but alas the bassist almost never gets the spotlight.


Suburban Teenage Wasteland Blues

Twisted By Design


An American Paradox
Exile In Oblivion

Blackhawks Over Los Angeles

These are their five best albums in my opinion and I can't decide which one of them I'd consider the best.


But another artist who speaks to my heart is Mark Oliver Everett. More commonly known as E or The Eels.
His lyrics and arrangements are beautiful and he's even more eclectic than Tom Waits (Another artist I love) in how different his music can be.


Electro-shock Blues

Daisies Of The Galaxy



 

Blinking Lights And Other Revelations
Posted by Snipzor

Even after mass musical taste variations, this sucker is still number 1 in my books.

Posted by Milkman

Deciding a favorite album of all-time is way too hard. So, I'll just give you my favorite of 2008:

Red of Tooth and Claw - Murder By Death



Posted by Teptom

OK Computer- Radiohead

Best Album of my favorite band of all time. Climbing Up the Walls, Karma Police, Paranoid Android, Lucky, and Airbag. Listening to it right now like everyday.

Posted by HistoryInRust

You guys have so many more obscure bands in your favorites.  I feel so . . . mainstream. 

Posted by bjorno

gothic kabbala

Posted by GobiasIndustries

Posted by Grilledcheez

Crash by Dave Matthews Band

Posted by HandsomeDead
Sir_Ragnarok said:
"You guys have so many more obscure bands in your favorites.  I feel so . . . mainstream. "
You should be pleased. Being underground or alternative or whatever the trying-too-hard-to-be-cool kids call it these days isn't really worth it. My friend strives for it and it's so pathetic.
Posted by GobiasIndustries
HandsomeDead said:
"Sir_Ragnarok said:
"You guys have so many more obscure bands in your favorites.  I feel so . . . mainstream. "
You should be pleased. Being underground or alternative or whatever the trying-too-hard-to-be-cool kids call it these days isn't really worth it. My friend strives for it and it's so pathetic."
You like some awesome music Ragnarok.
Edited by Mercator

I'll play...the five that constantly rotate.



From left to right.

Interpol - Turn on the Bright Lights: Its too bad this band hasnt come close to matching this album. Lyrically average but musically impressive.
Track Suggestion: Leif Erikson, The New, PDA, Untitled.

Agalloch - The Mantle: A metal band that has admitted to being more influenced by Godspeed You! Black Emperor than any metal band. Post Rock for those of us with a metal persuasion and a perfect entry for anyone whos interested in jumping into the genre.
Track Suggestion: The Celebration for the Death of Man..., And The Great Cold Death of the Earth, A Desolation Song.

Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane Over the Sea: What can be said that hasnt already been said...The best album of the 90s.(Yes even better than OK Computer)
Track Suggestion: Holland, 1945. Oh Comely, The Two Headed Boy Pt. 2., In The Aeroplane Over the Sea,

The Beatles - Abbey Road: The last Beatles album...to think amid the toil and arguments George Martin got the band focused and in the process they recorded a masterpiece. The second half is absolutly unmatched.
Track Suggestion: Something, Here Comes The Sun "The Medley"  You Never Give Me Your Money, Sun King, Mean Mister Mustard, Polythene Pam, She Came In Through The Bathroom Window, Golden Slumbers, Carry That Weight, The End.

Sigur Ros - Ágætis byrjun: Their second album but first with the sound that made them famous. Much like Bjork the music couldnt come from anywhere but Iceland. Majestic, and triumphant. ( ) often gets credited as their best but IMO this album is teir most consistant.
Track Suggestion: Ny Batteri, Vidar Vel Til Loftarasa, Svefn G Englar, Olsen Olsen, Staralfur(The song my wife walked down the aisle to) 


If you like any of the single tracks please listen to these entire albums...its impossible to pick the best song on any of these. Also alot of great choices in here.
Edited by SmugDarkLoser

(frankenstein girls will seem strangely sexy)


  


  


  











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