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Your Favourite Albums of All Time


#1

The topic’s title speaks for itself. What are your favourite albums of all time? These are the albums that have impacted you the most, the albums that you can just see yourself returning to in multiple occasions. Throw a top 10 or 25 or even 50 in this topic.

In no particular order
Swans - To Be Kind
Slint - Spiderland
Queens of the Stone Age - Rated R
The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
King Crimson - In The Court of the Crimson King
Radiohead - Amnesiac


#2

i’ll do a top 50 of stuff I generally come back to the most, since finals week sucks and i don’t wanna study
(kind of in order but not really, best towards the top)

  1. Tame Impala - Lonerism
  2. Grateful Dead - American Beauty
  3. The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots
  4. The Beatles - Abbey Road
  5. Nirvana - In Utero
  6. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground
  7. Nirvana - MTV Unplugged in New York
  8. Grateful Dead - Workingman’s Dead
  9. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground & Nico
  10. The Strokes - Is This It
  11. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Axis: Bold As Love
  12. MGMT - Congratulations
  13. The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour
  14. The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
  15. The Beatles - Rubber Soul
  16. Tame Impala - Innerspeaker
  17. Weezer - Pinkerton
  18. Pink Floyd - The Dark Side of the Moon
  19. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced
  20. Whitney - Light Upon The Lake
  21. My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
  22. Grateful Dead - Europe '72
  23. Black Sabbath - Paranoid
  24. Grateful Dead - Live/Dead
  25. Twin Peaks - Wild Onion
  26. Mac DeMarco - 2
  27. Jefferson Airplane - Surrealistic Pillow
  28. Good Morning - Shawcross
  29. HOMESHAKE - In the Shower
  30. Bombay Bicycle Club - I Had the Blues But I Shook Them Loose
  31. Starfucker - Starfucker
  32. The Strokes - Room on Fire
  33. Syd Barrett - The Madcap Laughs
  34. Pink Floyd - The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
  35. HOMESHAKE - Midnight Snack
  36. Jessica Pratt - On Your Own Love Again
  37. Chance The Rapper - Acid Rap
  38. Foxygen - We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic
  39. Flume - Flume
  40. The White Stripes - White Blood Cells
  41. The Brian Jonestown Massacre - Take It from the Man!
  42. Koi Child - Koi Child
  43. Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d. city
  44. Animal Collective- Feels
  45. Sufjan Stevens - Illinois
  46. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Cosmo’s Factory
  47. Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion
  48. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II
  49. The Flaming Lips - Clouds Taste Metallic
  50. Starfucker - Reptilians

#3

First, that’s an interesting list. Secondly though, how the hell do you have finals week already. It’s like week 10 where I’m at and we’re like the earliest school in the region.


#4

I’ll just make a list of interesting albums I return to often.
I don’t want to move my top 10 rated albums over here. There isn’t a long list of life changing/timeless albums either.
Edit: I shall achieve the edit record. :coffee:

Swans - Soundtracks For the Blind
The Mars Volta - Frances the Mute
Fishmans - 98.12.28
Chico Buarque - Construcao
Michel Polnareff - Polnareff’s
Uyama Hiroto - Freeform Jazz
Boris - Feedbacker
Nujabes - Metaphorical Music
Clams Casino - Rainforest
Battles - Mirrored
cLOUDDEAD - cLOUDDEAD
Duster - Stratosphere
Lil Ugly Mane - Third Side of Tape
Robert Ashley - Automatic Writing
Death Grips - Exmilitary
Of Montreal - Skeletal Lamping
Captain Beefheart - Trout Mask Replica
Animal Collective - Spirit They’re Gone, Spirit They’ve Vanished
Radiohead - Kid A
DJ Shadow - Endtroducing
Ween - The Mollusk
The Microphones - The Glow Pt. 2
Liars - Drum’s Not Dead
Have a Nice Life - Deathconciousness
Can - Tago Mago
Fever Ray - Fever Ray


#5
  1. Animal Collective - Spirit They’re Gone, Spirit They’ve Vanished
  2. The Flaming Lips - The Terror
  3. Explosions In The Sky - Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Die, Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Live Forever
  4. The Microphones - Mount Eerie
  5. Sun City Girls - Kaliflower
  6. Swans - My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky
  7. M83 - Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts
  8. Deakin - Sleep Cycle
  9. Deerhunter - Cryptograms
  10. Godspeed You! Black Emperor - F# A# Infinity
  11. The Mars Volta - Frances the Mute
  12. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
  13. The Dismemberment Plan - Emergency & I
  14. Labradford - Mi Media Naranja
  15. Flying Saucer Attack - Further
  16. King Crimson - Islands
  17. Stereolab - Dots And Loops
  18. Galaxie 500 - On Fire
  19. Radiohead - Hail To The Thief
  20. Blur - 13
  21. Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra - Born into Trouble as the Sparks Fly Upward
  22. The Knife - Shaking The Habitual
  23. Interpol - Turn On the Bright Lights
  24. Panda Bear - Person Pitch
  25. Women - Public Strain
  26. Tortoise - Millions Now Living Will Never Die
  27. Faust - Faust
  28. Do Make Say Think - Goodbye Enemy Airship the Landlord Is Dead
  29. Radiohead - Amnesiac
  30. Slint - Spiderland
  31. Destroyer - Kaputt
  32. The Cure - Pornography
  33. Spiritualized - Ladies and Gentlemen We are Floating in the Space
  34. Duster - Stratosphere
  35. Coldplay - Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends
  36. Beach House - Teen Dream
  37. Tame Impala - Lonerism
  38. The Horrors - Primary Colours
  39. Animal Collective - Sung Tongs
  40. The Flaming Lips - Clouds Taste Metallic
  41. King Crimson - Red
  42. MGMT - Congratulations
  43. Protomartyr - Under Color of Official Right
  44. Can - Tago Mago
  45. Brian Eno - Another Green World
  46. Death Grips - No Love Deep Web
  47. Real Estate - Real Estate
  48. Have a Nice Life - Deathconsciousness
  49. Mitski - Puberty 2
  50. Modest Mouse - The Moon & Antarctica
  51. The Strokes - Is This It
  52. The Beatles - Revolver
  53. Joy Division - Closer
  54. Mogwai - Young Team
  55. Porter - Moctezuma
  56. Aerial M - Aerial M

Lol, I need to stop, I did not realize that it’s been an hour and a half since I started writing. Time goes so fast.


#6

I go to Drexel, it’s a quarter system not semesters


#7

nice lists!


#8

Whole lot of personality here. Nice.


#9

This not an ordered list just a list of some of my favourites: Please enjoy:

  1. Olatunji - Drums of Passion
  2. Vultpeck - Thrill of the Arts
  3. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes
  4. Arcade Fire - Suburbs
  5. Paavoharju - Laulu laakson kukista
  6. Sufjan Stevens - Illinoise
  7. MF DOOM - MM…Food, Born Like This
  8. Sigur Rós - Med sud i eyrum vid spilum endalaust
  9. Stan Getz & João Gilberto Quintet - Getz/Gilberto
  10. Popol Vuh - Hosianna Mantra
  11. The Doors - The Doors
  12. Radiohead - OK Computer
  13. Alabama Shakes - Sound & Color
  14. Anderson .Paak - Malibu
  15. Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly
  16. Car Seat Headrest - Teens of Denial
  17. Nujabes - Luv (sic) Hexology
  18. Neil Ciceraga - Mouth Sounds
  19. David Bowie - Hunky Dory
  20. Justice - †
  21. Flaming Lips - The Soft Bulletin, Embryonic, Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
  22. Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
  23. Red Crayola - The Parable Of Arable Land / God Bless The Red Krayola And All Who Sail With It Vol. 1
  24. Simon & Garfunkel - Bookends
  25. Terrace Martin - Velvet Portraits
  26. Tom Waits - Rain Dogs
  27. Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
  28. Milo - Things That Happen At Day // Things That Happen At Night
  29. Charles Mingus - The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady
  30. Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - Ella and Louis
  31. John Coltrane - Giant Steps, A Love Supreme
  32. Art Ensemble of Chicago - The Meeting
  33. Ornette Coleman - The Shape of Jazz to Come
  34. Danny Brown - Atrocity Exhibition
  35. The Roots - Things Fall Apart, Undun

#10

Got to revive this one:

(Linkin Park was my gateway drug into any other genre other than hip-hop, from then onwards music became this new world, so 2004 Collision Course was huge for me really, after 2004 I was 100% invested in music. Muse, Radiohead,Linkin Park, NIN, Audioslave, Gorillaz,Paramore & Depeche Mode dominated

2004
1 – Hot Fuss – The Killers
2 – Collision Course – Jay Z & Linkin Park
3 – Madvillany – Doom & Madlib
4 – Encore – Eminem
5 – Venice – Fennesz

2005
1 – Demon Dayz – Gorillaz
2 – With Teeth – NIN
3 – X&Y – Coldplay
4 - Out of Exile – Audioslave
5 – Playing the Angel – Depeche Mode

2006
1 – The Eraser – Thom Yorke
2 - Black Holes & Revelations – Muse
3 – Sams Town – The Killers
4 - Revelations – Audioslave
5 – The Devil & God Are Raging Within Me – Brand New

2007
1 – In Rainbows – Radiohead
2 – MTM – Linkin Park
3 – Favourite Worst Nightmare – Arctic Monkey
4 – Because of the Times – Kings of Leon
5 – Riot! - Paramore

2008
1 – The Slip – NIN
2 – 808s & Heartbreak – Kanye West
3 – Deathconsciousness – Have a Nice Life
4 – Oracular Spectacular – MGMT
5 – Day & Age – The Killers

2009
1 – The Resistance – Muse
2 – Out of Ashes – Dead By Sunrise
3 – Declaration of Dependence – Kings of Convenience
4 – Two Dancers – Wild Beasts
5 – Cosmic Egg - Wolfmother

2010
1- A Thousand Suns - Linkin Park
2- My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy - Kanye West
3- Ain’t No Grave – Jonny Cash
4- Swim - Caribou
5- Crystal Castles – Crystal Castles

2011
1 -Ravedeath, 1972 & Dropped Pianos - Tim Hecker (What a year for him)
2 - Section 80 - Kendrick Lamar
3 - House of Ballons - The Weeknd
4 - Wasting Light - Foo Fighters (I thought Rock was saved with this hahahahaa)
5 - James Blake - James Blake

2012
1 - Channel Orange - Frank Ocean
2 - GKMC - Kendrick Lamar
3 - Screws - Nils Frahm
4 - Attack on Memories - Cloud Nothings
5 - Born to Die - Lana Del Rey

2013
1 - Amok - Atoms for Peace
2 - …Like Clockwork - Queens of the Stoneage
3 - Trouble Will Find Me - The National
4 - Death Speaks - David Lang
5 - The Terror - The Flaming Lips

2014
1 - Tomorrows Modern Boxes - Thom Yorke
2 - The Present Tense - The Wild Beasts
3 - Concrete Misery - Sevendeaths
4 - Gone Girl - Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross
5 - LP1 - FKA Twigs

2015 (California)
1 - IDLSIDGO - Earl Sweatshirt
2 - Abyss - Chelsea Wolfe
3 - Wiped Out! - The Neighbourhood
4 - Vulnicura - Bjork
5 - Released From Love - The Body & Thou

2016
1 - Blonde & Endless - Frankie
2 - Trance Frendz - Ólafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm
3 - Nymphs & Sirens - Nicolas Jaar
4 - Skeleton Tree - Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds
5 - The Sun’s Triade - Isaiah Rashad

2017
1 - The OOZ - King Krule
2 - Add Violence & Not The Actual Events - NIN
3 - Saturation Trilogy - - Brockhampton
4 - Relatives in Descent - Protomartyr
5 - Compassion - Forest Swords


#11

It’s funny looking back on this. I have a lot to add and a lot to take away from my OP and even then it’s subject to change. Just give me 10 years guys.


#12

In no particular order except for the top 3…

  1. Turn on the Bright Lights - Interpol
  2. In Rainbows - Radiohead
  3. Untrue - Burial

Blonde / Channel Orange - Frank Ocean
Sunbather - Deafheaven
Madvillainy - Madvillain
Donuts - J Dilla
Men’s Needs, Women’s Needs, Whatever / The New Fellas - The Cribs
In the Aeroplane Over the Sea - Neutral Milk Hotel
A New Place 2 Drown - Archy Marshall
Endtroducing… - DJ Shadow
6 Feet Beneath the Moon / The OOZ - King Krule
Lift yr Skinny Fists like Antennas to Heaven - Godsend You! Black Emperor
In Colour - Jamie xx
OK Computer / A Moon Shaped Pool / Kid A - Radiohead
Flower Boy - Tyler, The Creator
Illmatic - Nas
The Low End Theory - A Tribe Called Quest
James Blake - James Blake
Cold Spring Faultless Youth / Crooks and Lovers - Mount Kimbie
You’re Dead! - Flying Lotus
The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses
Spiderland - Slint
Shades of Blue - Madlib
The Unseen - Quasimodo
Doolittle - Pixies
Remain in Light - Talking Heads
Sound of Silver - LCD Soundsystem
Wish you were here / The Wall / A Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd
Silent Alarm - Bloc Party
Either/Or - Elliot Smith
Elaenia - Floating Points
London Calling - The Clash
Marquee Moon - Television
Kaytranada - Kaytranada
The Queen is Dead / The Smiths - The Smiths
Unknown Pleasures - Joy Division
Good Kid, M.A.A.D City - Kendrick Lamar
Rounds - Four Tet
Revolver / Rubber Soul - The Beatles
Pink Moon - Nick Drake
Currents - Tame Impala
Malibu - Anderson. Paak
Panic Prevention / Carry on the Grudge - Jamie T
Weezer (The Blue Album) - Weezer
Original Pirate Material - The Streets
The Velvet Underground & Nico - The Velvet Underground & Nico
Demon Days - Gorillaz
Antics - Interpol
Pieces of a Man - Gil Scott Heron
What’s Going On - Marvin Gaye
Entertainment! - Gang of Four


#14

2112 by Rush
To Pimp A Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
Led Zeppelin IV
Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles
Paranoid by Black Sabbath

no order