Top Ten Albums


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There's this thing going around on that social media medium known as Faceache where you are supposed to list your top ten LP's, posting the sleeve pic of one each day.

I couldn't be bothered with that but it did prompt me to think about what my favourite records would be. It's very difficult to nail it down to ten but in the end I did it from a shortlist of 32. It surprised me there's very little black music like Old Ska & Reggae, Bob Marley, Tamla Motown, Stax, Volt, Stevie Wonder and more musical genres which feature amongst my favourites as they are played often at home.

Still, I was brutally honest and this is my final choice, in no particular order, for top ten albums (well, it is as at 22nd April 2018 ;) )

Unhalfbricking – Fairport Convention

Strictly Personal – Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band

Astral Weeks – Van Morrison

Led Zeppelin 1

Forever Changes – Love

Revolver – The Beatles

Black Sabbath – The 1st LP

Let It Bleed – The Rolling Stones

The Autumn Stone – The Small Faces

Dusty In Memphis – Dusty Springfield

And this was my initial list of 32, twas a hard job whittling this lot down to ten:

What We Did On Our Holidays – Fairport Convention

Unhalfbricking – Fairport Convention

Hot Rats – Frank Zappa

Strictly Personal – Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band

Astral Weeks – Van Morrison

Led Zeppelin 1

Then Play On – Fleetwood Mac

Obscured By Clouds – Pink Floyd

Ars Longa Vita Brevis – The Nice

Forever Changes – Love

Santana – The Third LP

Morrison Hotel – The Doors

Seventh Sojourn – The Moody Blues

Once Again – Barclay James Harvest

Dusty In Memphis – Dusty Springfield

Stray – The First LP

Loaded – Velvet Underground

This Was – Jethro Tull

Black Sabbath – The 1st LP

Let It Bleed – The Rolling Stones

Get Your Ya Ya’s Out – The Rolling Stones

The Autumn Stone – The Small Faces

Who’s Next – The Who

Blood Sugar Sex Magic – Red Hot Chili Peppers

Silent Alarm – Bloc Party

Revolver – The Beatles

Rubber Soul – The Beatles

Even Serpents Shine – The Only Ones

Vs – Pearl Jam

Never Never Land – Pink Fairies

Are You Experienced – The Jimi Hendrix Experience

Zuma – Neil Young

And while we're all about lists, Barbarian recently posted a link to an all time top 150 albums by females, as voted for by a cross section of the UK population. I browsed through and was surprised to note that I only owned 13 of them on vinyl LP's. I do have a lot more of that top 150 on FLAC files but still...

Here's the 13 I own:

The Pretenders 1st LP (Chrissie Hynde)
The B-52's 1st LP (Kate Pierson & Cindy Wilson)
Joni Mitchell - Blue
Joni Mitchell - Hejira
Carly Simon - No Secrets
Siouxsie & The Banshees - The Scream
Dusty Springfield - Dusty In Memphis
Heart - Dreamboat Annie
Kate Bush - Hounds Of Love
Grace Jones - Nightclubbing
Blondie - Paralell Lines
Fleetwood Mac - Rumours (Stevie Nicks & Christine Perfect)
Janis Joplin - Pearl

It did occur to me that bands that just happen to have female vocalists may not strictly be female artists but I suppose that would be getting a bit nit picky.

If you have any musical lists you'd like to share then please do.
 
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Neat list. There were a few albums there I have never heard of let alone heard.

Mind I tried to think of ten albums to make a list with and could not in truth get to ten. I tend to like/listen to tracks rather than full albums. Guess the last time I bought a album was way back in the 80's.

 

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I feel I need to put more effort into my musical education! Recently I've been trying to listen to classic albums that I've not heard fully. Bat Out Of Hell was one I listened to from start to finish last week, it was amazing.

Off the top of my head, these are some of my favourite albums:

Blood Sugar Sex Magic - Red Hot Chili Peppers
What's The Story Morning Glory - Oasis
Drones - Muse
Rumours - Fleetwood Mac
Kind of Blue - Miles Davis
 

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What about "Magic Man" by the Hearts?
Magic Man is the first track from Hearts' LP 'Dreamboat Annie' which I have in my collection but as much as I like it, it's not really amongst my all time favourites. I also have the Heart LP 'Little Queen' which has that track everybody seems to know on it - Barracuda.

Becky, nice choices :)

I just don't like jazz much, especially jazz music with brass instruments. I do actually own Miles Davis' 'Sketches Of Spain' but compared to the rest of his catalogue it's easy listening.

I did buy What's The Story by Oasis on vinyl but figured I didn't like it that much apart from 2 or 3 tracks so took it back to the shop and part-exchanged it. In that very nineties feud I'm definitely in the Blur camp ;) Having said that I think Champagne Supernova is a superb track (It's just a shame Liam is such a pillock, lol).
 

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In that very nineties feud I'm definitely in the Blur camp ;)
I guess I was always destined to be a northerner, because even growing up down south in the 90s I was always firmly in the Oasis camp :D That being said, I know what you mean about Liam. Noel is the one with the talent, and I'm a fan of Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds.
 

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Carrying on from this I rifled through my current collection of 1354 LP's and listed the ones I seem to play all the time, which came down to 155:

001 Unhalfbricking – Fairport Convention

002 Hot Rats – Frank Zappa

003 Strictly Personal – Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band

004 Astral Weeks – Van Morrison

005 Led Zeppelin 1

006 Then Play On – Fleetwood Mac

007 Obscured By Clouds – Pink Floyd

008 Ars Longa Vita Brevis – The Nice

009 Forever Changes – Love

010 Santana – The Third LP

011 Morrison Hotel – The Doors

012 Seventh Sojourn – The Moody Blues

013 Once Again – Barclay James Harvest

014 Dusty In Memphis – Dusty Springfield

015 Stray – The First LP

016 Loaded – Velvet Underground

017 This Was – Jethro Tull

018 Black Sabbath – The 1st LP

019 Let It Bleed – The Rolling Stones

020 Get Your Ya Ya’s Out – The Rolling Stones

021 The Autumn Stone – The Small Faces

022 Who’s Next – The Who

023 Blood Sugar Sex Magic – Red Hot Chili Peppers

024 Silent Alarm – Bloc Party

025 Revolver – The Beatles

026 Even Serpents Shine – The Only Ones

027 Vs – Pearl Jam

028 Never Never Land – Pink Fairies

029 Are You Experienced – The Jimi Hendrix Experience

030 Zuma – Neil Young

031 What We Did On Our Holidays – Fairport Convention

032 I Looked Up – The Incredible String Band

033 Rubber Soul – The Beatles

034 Think Tank – Blur

035 Rhinos Winos & Lunatics – Man

036 Apostrophe – Frank Zappa

037 Life In The Navy – Blue

038 Silverhead – Silverhead

039 Physical Graffitti – Led Zeppelin

040 The Division Bell – Pink Floyd

041 96 Degrees In The Shade – Third World

042 Pendulum – Creedence Clearwater Revival

043 Framed – The Sensational Alex Harvey Band

044 Love It To Death – Alice Cooper

045 Friends Friends Friend – Audience

046 The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown – The 1st LP

047 Moon Safari – Air

048 The Life Pursuit – Belle & Sebastian

049 Swagger – The Blue Aeroplanes

050 Shiny Beast (Bat Chain Puller) – Captain Beefheart & The Magic band

051 I Feel Like I’m Fixing To Die – Country Joe & The Fish

052 Disraeli Gears – Cream

053 Chicago Transit Authority – The 1st LP

054 Imagination Lady – Chicken Shack

055 Retribution – Clark Hutchinson

056 Hunky Dory – David Bowie

057 Strawberries – The Damned

058 IV Rattus Norvegicus – The Stranglers

059 Strangers In The Night – UFO

060 The Captain & Me – The Doobie Brothers

061 The Edgar Broughton Band – The Edgar Broughton Band

062 Brian Eno – Another Green World

063 Ry Cooder – Chicken Skin Music

064 Live – Secret Samadhi

065 Family – Family Entertainment

066 Free – Fire & Water

067 Funkadelic – Maggot Brain

068 The Godz – Nothing Is Sacred

069 Hank Williams – 40 Greatest Hits

070 The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – Uncle Charlie And His Dog Teddy

071 Ian Dury – New Boots & Panties

072 Ian McNabb – Truth And Beauty

073 Jeff Buckley – Grace

074 James – Millionaires

075 The Jayhawks – Hollywood Town Hall

076 JJ Cale – Troubadour

077 John Martyn – One World

078 Johnny Johnson And The Bandwagon – The 1st LP

079 Joan Armatrading – Joan Armatrading

080 Kate Bush – Directors Cut

081 Leftfield – Leftism

082 Leon Redbone – On The Track

083 Lou Reed – Lou Reed (The 1st LP)

084 Lloyd Cole & The Commotions – Rattlesnakes

085 The Smashing Pumpkins – Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness

086 The Mahavishnu Orchestra – The Inner Mounting Flame

087 Magazine – Real Life

088 Michael Chapman – Postcards From Scarborough

089 The Meters – Rejuvenation

090 Massive Attack – Mezzanine

091 Melanie – Melanie featuring Laydown With The Edwin Hawkins Singers

092 Meatloaf – Bat Out Of Hell

093 Michael Rother – Katzenmusik

094 Mike Cooper – Trout Steel

095 The Foo Fighters – The Colour And The Shape

096 May Blitz – The 2nd Of May

097 Psychic TV – Allegory & Self

098 The Marmalade – Reflections Of The Marmalade

099 Neil Diamond – Hot August Night

100 My Chemical Romance – The Black Parade

101 Mott The Hoople – Mad Shadows

102 New Order – Power Corruption And Lies

103 Nick Drake – Bryter Later

104 The Oh Sees – Orc

105 Nilsson – A Little Touch Of Nilsson In The Night

106 Ozric Tentacles – Strangeitude

107 Wings – Band On The Run

108 Primal Scream – Screamadelica

109 Public Image Limited – Second Edition (Metal Box)

110 The Prodigy – The Fat Of The Land

111 Propaganda – A Secret Wish

112 Pulp – His ‘n Hers

113 R.E.M. - New Adventures In Hi Fi

114 Rod Stewart – Every Picture Tells A Story

115 Robin Trower – Bridge Of Sighs

116 Roxy Music – Roxy Music (The 1st LP)

117 Renaissance – Ashes Are Burning

118 Santana – IV

119 Simon And Garfunkel – 17 Of Their Greatest All Time Recordings

120 Sha Na Na – The Night Is Still Young

121 The Soft Machine - 1st LP

122 Steamhammer – Steamhammer (The 1st LP)

123 Spirit – Spirit Of ‘76

124 The Steve Miller Band – Book Of Dreams

125 Stackridge – Stackridge

126 Steve Earle – Guitar Town

127 Steely Dan – Pretzel Logic

128 Shocking Blue – Shocking Blue At Home

129 Saint Etienne – Fox Base Alpha

130 Stevie Wonder – Innervisions

131 The Stone Roses – The Stone Roses (1st LP)

132 The Strawbs – Hero And Heroine

133 Taste – On The Boards

134 Talking Heads – True Stories

135 Talking Heads - ‘77

136 Tom Petty – Full Moon Fever

137 Tom Waits – Rain Dogs

138 Thin Lizzy – Jailbreak

139 These Animal Men – (Come On Join) The High Society

140 Television – Marquee Moon

141 Trio – Trio (The 1st LP)

142 Trapeze – You Are The Music We’re Just The Band

143 Traffic – The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys

144 Vampire Weekend – The 1st LP

145 Urge Overkill – Saturation

146 War – Deliver The Word

147 White Zombie – Astro Creep 2000

148 The Waterboys – Room To Roam

149 Weather Report – Heavy Weather

150 Wisbone Ash – Pilgrimage

151 Wishbone Ash – Argus

152 Yes – The Yes Album

153 Yes – Time And A Word

154 ZZ Top – Tres Hombres

155 Herbert von Karajan conducts the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra – Beethoven Symphonies 8 & 9
 
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I get the feeling that you would be a great person to have on a quiz team for the music round :thumb:
 

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