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#1 Pedro Cerrano

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 11:25 AM

Another music thread for Ricker :eek:

 

One of my little pet projects to eventually get around to is to rank my 100 favorite albums ever and then try to acquire each one in vinyl.  This will not be an easy task as I haven't even ranked my top 10 favorite albums yet.  I do, however, have a top 5, that I think is pretty set in stone.

 

1)  Abbey Road - The Beatles

2)  OK Computer - Radiohead

3)  Bringing it all Back Home - Bob Dylan

4)  The Beatles - The Beatles

5)  Highway 61 Revisited - Bob Dylan

 

6-10 would feature some other Beatles, probably Blonde on Blonde or Blood on the Tracks by Dylan, maybe Darkness on the Edge of Town by Bruce, Let it Be by the Replacements, etc etc.

 

As you can see, this is a tough task.

 

What are some of your favorite albums?


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Posted 19 July 2014 - 11:39 AM

Another music thread for Ricker :eek:

 

One of my little pet projects to eventually get around to is to rank my 100 favorite albums ever and then try to acquire each one in vinyl.  This will not be an easy task as I haven't even ranked my top 10 favorite albums yet.  I do, however, have a top 5, that I think is pretty set in stone.

 

1)  Abbey Road - The Beatles

2)  OK Computer - Radiohead

3)  Bringing it all Back Home - Bob Dylan

4)  The Beatles - The Beatles

5)  Highway 61 Revisited - Bob Dylan

 

6-10 would feature some other Beatles, probably Blonde on Blonde or Blood on the Tracks by Dylan, maybe Darkness on the Edge of Town by Bruce, Let it Be by the Replacements, etc etc.

 

As you can see, this is a tough task.

 

What are some of your favorite albums?

"Alternative"

 

1-The Queen is Dead- The Smiths

2-Slanted & Enchanted- Pavement

3-Reckoning-REM

4-Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain-Pavement

5-Let It Be- The Replacements

6-New Adventures in Hi Fi- REM

7-The Bends-Radiohead

8-Especially For You-Smithereens

 

I could list 30 more, but won't. 

 

"Classic Rock"

1-Sgt Pepper- The Beatles

2-His Band and the Street Choir- Van Morrison

3-Some Girls- Rolling Stones

4-Rumours-Fleetwood Mac

5-Goodbye Yellow Brick Road-Elton john


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Posted 19 July 2014 - 01:19 PM

1. Master of Puppets

1a. Ride the Lightning

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 01:59 PM

1. Master of Puppets

1a. Ride the Lightning

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40,987. St. Anger

 


Wow.  St. Anger that high up on your list huh?  :)


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Posted 19 July 2014 - 02:32 PM

We'll go with:

 

The Doors - LA Woman

Pink Floyd - Meddle

Tool - Lateralus
Cypress Hill - Temples of Boom

Marley - Babylon By Bus

PJ - Live at State College

Tool - Ænima

Zeppelin - Zoso

Metallica - AJFA

 

Other nominations include Snoop - Doggystyle, Outkast- Aquemini, Sublime - 40 oz to Freedom, Metallica - RTL/MOP, Deftones - Adrenline, RHCP - BSSM, Nirvana - Nevermind, RATM - RATM, NIN - Downward Spiral, Clutch - Pure Rock Fury, Truckfighers - Gravity X


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Posted 19 July 2014 - 04:13 PM

1. Master of Puppets

1a. Ride the Lightning

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40,987. St. Anger

 

Oh man, Master of Puppets vs Ride the Lightning is such a hard one to decide on.  I give the edge to Lightning but it's so slight.  I'd have to do some pondering to figure out my top ten, but Ride is definitely in it.


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Posted 19 July 2014 - 06:14 PM

I don't listen to classic albums so I'll let everyone else fight between Dylan and the Beatles.

1. Ok Computer, Radiohead
2. You & Me, The Walkmen
3. Heaven, The Walkmen
4. Bizzare Ride II The Pharcyde, The Pharcyde
5. The Suburbs, Arcade Fire
6. Enter the 36 Chambers, Wu Tang Clan
7. Teen Dream, Beach House
8. Ready to Die, Notorious BIG
9. Low End Theory, A Tribe Called Quest
10. Boxer, The National

Probably forgetting a bunch if others so I may come back and edit.
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Posted 19 July 2014 - 07:30 PM

In iPhone order.

 

Alice In Chains - Dirt

Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique

Cypress Hill - Black Sunday

The Doors - Strange Days

Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti

Modest Mouse - We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank

Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here

Radiohead - Kid A

Rolling Stones - Let It Bleed

The Who - Quadrophenia



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Posted 19 July 2014 - 07:48 PM

Surprised with all of the Zeppelin love that no one has said Zeppelin IV. Black Dog, Rock and Roll, When the Levee Breaks, and of course Stairway on that album


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Posted 19 July 2014 - 08:20 PM

Surprised with all of the Zeppelin love that no one has said Zeppelin IV. Black Dog, Rock and Roll, When the Levee Breaks, and of course Stairway on that album

 

 

We'll go with:

 

The Doors - LA Woman

Pink Floyd - Meddle

Tool - Lateralus
Cypress Hill - Temples of Boom

Marley - Babylon By Bus

PJ - Live at State College

Tool - Ænima

Zeppelin - Zoso

Metallica - AJFA

 

Other nominations include Snoop - Doggystyle, Outkast- Aquemini, Sublime - 40 oz to Freedom, Metallica - RTL/MOP, Deftones - Adrenline, RHCP - BSSM, Nirvana - Nevermind, RATM - RATM, NIN - Downward Spiral, Clutch - Pure Rock Fury, Truckfighers - Gravity X

 

That is the album that got me into Zeppelin.


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Posted 19 July 2014 - 08:29 PM

Yeah, I'm not going to do the classic albums, because I honestly haven't listened to my favorite classic albums enough to integrate them fairly yet. I'll revisit that.

 

Brand New - Deja Entendu

Arcade Fire - The Suburbs

Radio Head - OK Computer

Green Day - Dookie

Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP

Radio Head - The Bends

Linkin Park - Hybrid Theory

Death Cab For Cutie - Transatlanticism

Arcade Fire - Funeral

Foo Fighters - The Colour and the Shape



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Posted 19 July 2014 - 08:57 PM

Evanescence - Fallen

AC/DC -Highway to Hell

Breaking Benjamin - Phobia

AC/DC - Back in Black

Metallica - Ride the Lightning

Linkin Park - Meteora

Tool - Undertow

Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV

Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP

Sevendust - Black Out the Sun

 

I thought about putting Dirt on mine, but I'm not crazy about the filler on that album and I actively dislike Rooster.  If we were doing top songs though, Down in a Hole would definitely be top 10 and Would would be pretty close.  I'd be curious to see how some albums fell if I continued.  There a few that come to mind that have a lot of good songs that I like (Slippery When Wet, and Pyromania for example), but I'm not sure if they'd fall in my top 25.



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Posted 19 July 2014 - 09:04 PM

Tool - Undertow


I thought about putting Dirt on mine, but I'm not crazy about the filler on that album and I actively dislike Rooster.  If we were doing top songs though, Down in a Hole would definitely be top 10 and Would would be pretty close.  I'd be curious to see how some albums fell if I continued.  There a few that come to mind that have a lot of good songs that I like (Slippery When Wet, and Pyromania for example), but I'm not sure if they'd fall in my top 25.

 

We were about to become best friends (like Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly in Step Brothers) for our enjoyment of Tool but than you went and said you "actively dislike Rooster"?!?!?!  Oh man.

 

And I seriously considered also throwing Dirt in my fav album list. 


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Posted 19 July 2014 - 09:06 PM

Evanescence - Fallen
AC/DC -Highway to Hell
Breaking Benjamin - Phobia
AC/DC - Back in Black
Metallica - Ride the Lightning
Linkin Park - Meteora
Tool - Undertow
Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV
Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP
Sevendust - Black Out the Sun
 
I thought about putting Dirt on mine, but I'm not crazy about the filler on that album and I actively dislike Rooster.  If we were doing top songs though, Down in a Hole would definitely be top 10 and Would would be pretty close.  I'd be curious to see how some albums fell if I continued.  There a few that come to mind that have a lot of good songs that I like (Slippery When Wet, and Pyromania for example), but I'm not sure if they'd fall in my top 25.



Meteora was so money... a little surprised you like it more than Hybrid Theory though.

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Posted 20 July 2014 - 12:39 AM

We were about to become best friends (like Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly in Step Brothers) for our enjoyment of Tool but than you went and said you "actively dislike Rooster"?!?!?!  Oh man.

 

And I seriously considered also throwing Dirt in my fav album list. 

 

Dirt's just further down the list.  As to Rooster, I've just never liked the way that one sounds.

 

Meteora was so money... a little surprised you like it more than Hybrid Theory though.

 

Hybrid Theory is a phenomenal album, that wouldn't be much farther down the list.  Meteora just has a couple more songs that I really like and I think it's slightly more polished overall.  Their corporatization and subsequent decline is my biggest modern musical tragedy.  You can't make your first two albums any better, but outside of a few decent songs on Minutes to Midnight they've been crap since.



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Posted 20 July 2014 - 06:40 AM

For me...
1) Alice in Chains - Dirt
2) Metallica - Black Album
3) Metallica - AJFA
4) Led Zeppelin - IV
5) AC/DC - Back In Black
6) Godsmack - Faceless man cover (forget actual name)
7) Alter Bridge - Blackbirds
8) Alter Bridge - III
9) Guns n Roses - Appetite
10) Rage Against the Machine - self titled 1st
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Posted 20 July 2014 - 10:59 AM

A lot of variety on these lists...Great stuff boys..

 

I'm more of a mellow guy, my love of music was at it's peak during my stoner (Not Chris) years..

Grew up with mellow stuff around the house.

 

My Father was a "woodstock" guy, loved the mellower stuff, so that's what i was used to. 

 

Anyway, enjoying reading these. 


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Posted 20 July 2014 - 12:13 PM

I'm going to have to edit my list soon with classics. Also, very under appreciated, but there is just something to being blasted in the face while listening to "In The Aeroplane Over the Sea" by Neutral Milk Hotel. It's just perfect.

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Posted 20 July 2014 - 12:42 PM

Some of my favorites include (in no particular order):

 

Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

Billy Joel - The Stranger

Rush - Moving Pictures

Boston - Boston

Journey - Escape

Chicago - Chicago II

Kansas - Point of Know Return

Yes - Fragile

 

I'm usually a bigger fan of piano-driven rock for whatever reason. That's why Elton John and Billy Joel would rank so high on my list. As a drummer, I'm a massive Rush fan, and my Dad introduced me to Boston, Journey, and Kansas at a very early age. He passed the love of progressive rock on to me.


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Posted 20 July 2014 - 12:46 PM

Some of my favorites include (in no particular order):

 

Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

Billy Joel - The Stranger

Rush - Moving Pictures

Boston - Boston

Journey - Escape

Chicago - Chicago II

Kansas - Point of Know Return

Yes - Fragile

 

I'm usually a bigger fan of piano-driven rock for whatever reason. That's why Elton John and Billy Joel would rank so high on my list. As a drummer, I'm a massive Rush fan, and my Dad introduced me to Boston, Journey, and Kansas at a very early age. He passed the love of progressive rock on to me.

I have such mixed feelings on Billy Joel. Had he retired in like, 1982, he'd be my absolute all time favorite.

 

But he didn't. His 1970s stuff is all time good.

 

But once the "uptown girl" era started, man, just awful in my opinion.


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