Top Ten Albums

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    floppybootstomp sugar 'n spikes Moderator

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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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    my first thought was, you've lost the plot, then I read the list again and seen ...

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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?
     
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    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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    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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