Skip to comments.My 126 favorite albums of all time
Posted on 09/22/2012 7:18:26 PM PDT by grundle
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This looks like a favorite albums list put up by Kasey Kasem. I’m surprised there is no Donny and Marie.
Yikes, lol, it’s not that bad. Love his taste in the Rolling Stones.
(I want to hear from somebody who'll place Captain Beefheart at # 1, Emmitt Rhodes # 2, Andy Kim # 3, Bob Lind # 4, say!)
You have a lot of good ones for sure. All I can imagine is there must be deep Loverboy album cuts or something beyond what the general nonLoverboy conversant person would have been exposed to?
Me too. That woman is sooooo annoying.
Seems like your kind of thread...
No Exile on Main Street?
Where is Bowie?
Where is Roxy Music’s Avalon? Where is London Calling?
126 top “dance music” albums.
I liked your placement of Rubber Soul. Always my favorite Beatles album... though that is kind of a ‘mood’ thing. Lot’s of albums I would have included. The Cranberries No Need to Argue. Leonard Cohen Songs of Love and Hate... Dylan would have been way higher on my list and would have also included Highway 61 Revisited and Blonde on Blonde. A good list for a Gen Xer though. It is all really in the end subjective. No Pink Floyd is odd for your period tastes. Heart Like a Wheel is a great album but doubt I could have placed it at #1, etc...
( I noticed no one criticised your exclusion of U2.. band must not be aging well, but I would have included their War and Achtung Baby)
Great taste! My number one is The Beatles Rubber Soul (1965).
It is all good.....songs can do that to you....
One Hendrix, 0 Vaughan, 0 B.B.King?
My God, you survived 1969! BTW, that year Spirit kicked off the Atlanta Pop Festival on Friday at 5PM with “I got a line on you.”
It gets fuzzy after that.
You want fuzzy?
Fuzzy is around 1980 me having the weirdest memories and dreams about me and Billy Gibbons being good friends, and me even having been on stage with ZZ Top doing some goofy token thing during a set. It was so strange that I didn’t mention it to anyone.
In the early 1980s I returned to Houston to live for awhile, and one day I put on a ZZ Top album at an old friends house, well he launched into telling me how me and Billy Gibbons had been good friends, and that I used to take the rest of them over there and party all night, blah, blah, so it turns out that those flashback memories of mine were accurate.
All that I can vaguely remember is me and Gibbons always in serious discussions one on one, ignoring everyone else, even separating from them and talking about politics, the war and the world, I don’t even remember what the others were doing or how we met or anything.
Exactly right, Pink Floyd melodies are unbelievably weak. Most over-rated band of all time. Not in the same universe as the Beatles, or Stones.
Cyndi Loper !?
Velvet Underground !?
UFO : Strangers in the Night
Robin Trower: Bridge of Sighs
Frank Marino and Mahogany Rush: Real Live
Van Halen : Van Halen
Deep Purple: Machine Head
Black Sabbath: Black Sabbath
AC/DC: Let There be Rock
Ted Nugent: Ted Nugent
The Cars: The Cars
Sparks: Kimono My House
Any Thin Lizzy
Cool thread! A blast from the past for this oldster.
A lot of those albums would be included in my “Top 126”, too. My top 126 would definitely include the seven Moody Blues albums beginning with Days of Future past up to Seventh Sojourn, as well as the Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac albums and the first few Climax Blues Band albums. Of course, every Beatles album would be in there, too, probably with Beatles ‘65 the first of them.
Is the Hendrix a tribute played by another band? I’d almost buy it for the cover alone.
Does the Living Colour album have songs worth listening to beyond Cult of Personality?
Who is Vegas — or is that the name of the album? Another good cover on that one.
You have good taste in music my friend :-)
Some good albums there. I have to ask hubby who Richard & Linda Thomson are.
American Beauty, Disreali Gears and Allman Bros. at the Fillmore East would definitely be in my top ten.
“Wake up moma, turn your lamp down low” on the Fillmore East album is by far the best version of that song EVER.
“I think hes all about Hall and Oates. The rest are just his beard.”
LOL! I was sort of thinking that too, mucho Hall& Oates. Also mucho Blondie.
“...the one with the line the lunatics are on the grass (Im blanking on the title)”
Me too on the title. But the greatest line from that song is “the lunatics are in my hall/the lunatics are in my hall/the paper holds their folded faces to the floor/and every day the paper boy brings more”
A great comment on all politicians, that’s my take at least.
Floyd RULES. I also love “shine on you crazy diamond” it’s my song for my best friend, even though she doesn’t like Pink Floyd.
“I would really freak people out if I listed my 100 favorite classical albums ... LOL!”
Go for it, just remember to ping Evening Star.
Hubby and I are now waking up to classical music every morning and it is wonderful.
It’s been a tough few years, finding a radio station to wake up to. After the suits broke up Curtis (sliwa) and (ron) Kuby, it was very difficult.
Hubby likes WFUV the Fordham U. NPR station that plays Americana music, but they just lull me back to sleep, it was really a problem, not waking up!
So, I said that has to go and we bounced around. There was a pretty good Rock station, but it didn’t last long. Then I had the Jersey news station on, but hubby hated that.
Finally I found (re-found) the grand old NY Times station WQXR that the Times abandoned, it is now high up on the dial, but it comes in good here. The music is lively, there are no ads, and I grew up on that station, my father wouldn’t have anything else on the radio. So it makes me feel all sorts of secure.
I do still miss some of the features they used to have, there was always a great report on advertising, etc.
But we are getting into classical again, it’s very good. And we are getting out of the bed and into work, which is essential if you are part of the 53%!
2112! Yeah! I’m so happy to see more and more rock n roll FRepper posts over the years. I wonder if Joe Perry is a lurker...?
No Black Sabbath on his list though...
And no They Might Be Giants. Their album Flood is legendary.
And no Nina Simone or any blues on the list...
Anyway, I’m a huge Rush fan, so wanted to say hello and add my two bits.
Exact same song I hummed when I saw the post! weird..
Liked this list...as you included many excellent commercial big sellers...along with a few albums that I am not familiar with
You ranked a few Hall & Oates albums high....good to see they get some respect that has been due for awhile. Of course, that new “Live From Daryl’s House” has really help Hall & Oates critical acclaim
Although...the Beatles “White Album”....not sure if you got the album there...or left it blank...LOL my failing eyesight
Dude, I don’t know how many artists I’ve heard answer the question “What’s your favorite album?” by saying: “The next one!” !
Music, art are alive. By creating a list (and I admit, I’m listophobic) you lock yourself in the past!
My favorite albums are the next albums by New Country Rehab, Eilen Jewell, the Gourds, POkey La Farge, Deadman, and many other Americana (and not only) artists.
There’s quite a bit of non-mainstream stuff on my list. I’ve heard “Trout Mask Replica,” but I just happen not to like it.
Check out "Take Me To The Top" from their "Get Lucky" album:
Dang it, now I've got "Money" stuck in my head!!
As I said, I think you’re brave to expose yourself to all kinds of criticisms with a personal list that is upside down the stupid lists of Rolling Stone mag editors and readers.
As for Capt. Beefheart, I’d never put him on top of a list, I was just making a point about my wish to see an entirely unconventional list. Oh, well.
I liked it. I bet the intro would sound awesome on a good system.
Here’s some 70’s Scorpions. They cheesed out in the mid 80s but the 70’s stuff is cool, which is a shame because most folks only know them from the 80s on. 1975’s “In Trance.’
Duane Eddy...Because They’re Young
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