Your All-Time Favorite Album

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  1. steve319

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    In an age when radio’s focus on hit singles is more smothering than ever and the advent of downloadable songs is eroding the art of creating a full, coherent set of songs, I think that the classic form of the album deserves some props. So how about we all take a moment to share our all-time favorite album—the one that moves you or makes you smile (or cry) from the opening notes to the final fade. The one that reminds you of a particularly wonderful moment or time in your life—the album that doesn’t have a single lame song (for you) in the whole set or any filler hidden near the end. This is the one that makes you say, "This is what music should do for us."

    Doesn’t have to be a classic or cool or special—it only has to be special for you.

    But first, a couple of rules (yeah, I’m smashing the vibe a bit):

    1) You must choose only one. No ties or cop-outs, no “it’s too hard to choose just one” whining. I know—life is tough all over. Be a man (or woman!) and make the tough choice.
    2) Tell us why. Here’s your chance to win us all over and make everyone want to listen to the soundtrack of your life! :)
     
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    It's gotta' be "The Wall"

    Yes, I'm old. Get over it.
     
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    Running On Empty***** Jackson Browne

    It tells a lot of life stories that are very real. Just listen to it and see for yourself.
     
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    Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles

    It shows that genius can be relevant even when it's having fun.
     
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    I say The Wall too. It's just so damn good!
     
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    Bastards (Motörhead). because it rocks.

    the Dead Milkmen's Beelzebubba comes a close second.
     
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    My close second would be Meatloaf - Bat out of Hell
     
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    Stop right there!
    I gotta know right now!
    Before we go any further do you love me?
    Will you love me forever?
    Do you need me?
    Will you never leave me?
    Will you make me so happy for the rest of my life?
    Will you take me away and will you make me your wife?
    Do you love me?
    Will you love me forever?
    Do you need me?
    Will you never leave me?
    Will you make me so happy for the rest of my life?
    Will you take me away and will you make me your wife?
    I gotta know right now before we go any further do you love me?
    Will you love me forever?


    Let me sleep on it
    Baby, baby let me sleep on it
    Let me sleep on it
    And I'll give you my answer in the morning...

    Excellent choice babe! I love that album!
    :yourock:
     
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    "I will love you till the end of time". Hey, Kyle, feel like 'glowing like the metal on the edge of a knife'? We're not 'barely seventeen and barely dressed', but we can fake it!
     
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    Nevermind
     
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    Sublime's "40 Oz. to Freedom".


    You got your hair permed,
    you got your red dress on,
    screamin' that second gear was such a turn-on.

    and the fog forming on my window
    tells me that the mornings here
    and you'll be gone before too long...

    Who taught you those new tricks?
    Damn, I shouldn't start that talk...
    but life is one big question when your starin' at the clock.

    ...and the answers always waiting at the liqour store 40oz to freedom
    so I take that walk

    And I know that
    ooohhh.... I'm not goin' back
    ohhh, not going back
    ohh, God knows, I'm not going back
    oooohhhh, not goin'

    (Hey man, anyone wanna make a run down to am/pm with me? It's like quarter-to right
    now bro. shit, can you like, loan me like, a buck or two dude? Jai said he was gonna be
    here around 2:00 I havn't even seen him. just totally broke, man owes me twenty
    bucks man. get over it, fuck, sorry! I'm not dealin' with that fuckin chince no more.
    take those bottles back Eric?)

    And you look so fine
    when you lie, it just don't show
    but I know which way the wind blows

    A 40oz to freedom is the only chance I have
    to feel good even though i feel bad

    And I know that
    ooohhh.... I'm not goin' back
    Ohh, I'm not goin' back
    Ohh, God knows, I'm not going back
    Ohhh, I'm...not goin'

    ooohhh....I'm not goin' back
    Ohh, I'm not goin' back
    Ohh, God knows, I'm not going back
    Ohhh, I'm...not goin'

    I got a whole one left in the freezer
     
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    :huh: I'm confused...
     
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    nevermind (pun intended)....I just got it :lol:
     
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    Mellon Collie and the infinite sadness, best album ever but does not have Today :grr:
     
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    Yes' Tales from Topographic Oceans would be my choice for musical masterpiece. I know no one has probably ever heard it or ever will, the sales sucked, but it has all the elements of music I admire. It's experimental, high concept, incredibly complicated harmony- I love everything about it. How can I resist the most talented musicians of my time putting the Bible to music? Geez, those guys are ostentatious assholes!
     
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    Ooooohhh! Role playing!

    *claps hands and jumps up and down* :bounce:
     
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    I'd have gone for 'Close to the Edge'. It might be obscure in the US, but not here. Every UK 70's student would have had a Yes album.
    I've seen them live (mind you I saw The Beatles live) and had a curry with Rick Wakeman.

    If you want obscure, my top album 'Strange Angels' by Laurie Anderson
     
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    I was lucky enough to see both performances of "Empty Places" at Spoleto, from the same time as 'Strange Angels'.

    Sort of interesting: I took a different friend (down from Columbia) to see the second show, and I didn't know quite how big of a fan of Laurie he was.

    When the show was over I was ready to drive, my car, home and my friend looked at me like I was crazy; of course we had to wait, outside, in the dark, for signatures and a chance to talk to Laurie. If you don't know, Charleston mosquitoes are quite an experience, a (non-threatening) guard came out at several points and said we really should leave because there was a private reception, pictures and publicity going on that would take quite a few hours. He wasn't lying and I said I was just going; my friend, who I knew had no other means of getting home said fine, just leave him. Well that's not the kind of person I am (or at least "was" - don't push your luck) so we waited, and waited...

    I think after about four hours Laurie finally came out, she was VERY nice and polite, spending a moment or two with everyone who had waited, it was really impressive, she is a TINY woman, and she's standing out in the pitch black dark, swatting mosquitoes with the rest of us, with no guards or anything. I waited until last to talk to her because it just wasn't as important to me (although I was blown away by the show!) as it was to the rest of the people who had waited and she mentioned something about being hungry AND that she had been deserted by her entourage. I volunteered to drive her where ever she needed to go AND she accepted! (Cool, dinner with Laurie Anderson!) BUT my friend just WOULD NOT shut up about how big of a fan he was (even after I kicked him, twice). So (I guess) Laurie decided that my friend was either a stalker or that she didn't feel like having dinner or even accepting a ride from a rabid fan and found a ride with someone else. Oh well. dammit.
     
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    My vote goes for Led Zepplins' compliation BBC sessions disk set, It freakin ROCKS!!!!!!


    What no Stairway?

    DENIED!
     
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    Let It Be

    yeah I know, cornball. couldn't help myself.
     
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