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« Reply #20 on: October 19, 2020, 05:53:08 PM »


2000, not 2020!


Ah. Well that's alright then.   Grin

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« Reply #21 on: October 19, 2020, 07:11:44 PM »

I find a lot of The Wall unlistenable but of course there's Comfortably Numb.
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« Reply #22 on: October 19, 2020, 09:26:51 PM »


I find a lot of The Wall unlistenable but of course there's Comfortably Numb.


Yeah, I was in two minds whether to include it. There were certainly other contenders for my list but it was such a big deal at the time, particularly for an impressionable 15 year old. I hated and still hate the movie though. Absolutely incomprehensible style over substance (with due respect to the late Alan Parker).
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« Reply #23 on: October 19, 2020, 09:31:00 PM »


Yeah, I was in two minds whether to include it. There were certainly other contenders for my list but it was such a big deal at the time, particularly for an impressionable 15 year old. I hated and still hate the movie though. Absolutely incomprehensible style over substance (with due respect to the late Alan Parker).


I agree with all of this.

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« Reply #24 on: October 19, 2020, 11:56:08 PM »

It's all horses for courses, but I don't like DSOTM. There are a handful of classic albums I just don't get at all, Sgt Pepper is another one.
Blood On The Tracks would get my vote as best ever.
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« Reply #25 on: October 20, 2020, 06:54:28 AM »


It's all horses for courses, but I don't like DSOTM. There are a handful of classic albums I just don't get at all, Sgt Pepper is another one.
Blood On The Tracks would get my vote as best ever.


That's another in the 4th or 5th best album by the band list - it is so flawed I'm always amazed when I see it in Best Ever lists..  I'm tempted to make the same case for BotT but I'll settle for 2nd or 3rd there  Wink Grin
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« Reply #26 on: October 20, 2020, 08:32:19 AM »

I suppose I've always thought that Sgt Pepper is so highly regarded not specifically for the music, but for the whole concept and presentation of the album. It was such a big step forward from most of the other stuff around at the time that it changed how we looked at an album as a concept rather than a collection of songs. I'm too young to remember it coming out, but I must have seemed like a revolutionary step to most people.
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« Reply #27 on: October 20, 2020, 08:49:55 AM »


It's all horses for courses, but I don't like DSOTM. There are a handful of classic albums I just don't get at all, Sgt Pepper is another one.
Blood On The Tracks would get my vote as best ever.
On another day I could easily cite BOTT or Forever Changes.
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« Reply #28 on: October 20, 2020, 09:02:03 AM »


DSOTM is, in my opinion, the best album of all time.  

For me, this was the quintessential album of my teenage years and has found resonance in every decade since its release.

It's the one album I have in the car at all times. I've copies on stereo LP, Quadrophonic, tape, CD, 5:1 DVD Audio, DVD video and digital media. It never fails to satisfy.

But I'm under no illusions that people will agree with me. Have at it.


Yep!...I'm happy to go with that alongside Kate Bush The Kick Inside...Ironic really given my teenage listening background of Punk & New Wave... Grin
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« Reply #29 on: October 20, 2020, 10:05:38 AM »


It's the one album I have in the car at all times. I've copies on stereo LP, Quadrophonic, tape, CD, 5:1 DVD Audio, DVD video and digital media. It never fails to satisfy.


That's either an impressive or an obsessive number of copies you've got there Andy, depending on your point of view. I'd probably go for Abbey Road with All Things Must Pass coming a close second.

Others that come to mind are Queen's A Night At The Opera and RT's The Old Kit Bag. To complete a top 5 I'll add Cara Dillon's debut.

But then again...  Undecided  Smiley

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« Reply #30 on: October 20, 2020, 10:11:52 AM »



It's all horses for courses, but I don't like DSOTM. There are a handful of classic albums I just don't get at all, Sgt Pepper is another one.
Blood On The Tracks would get my vote as best ever.


That's another in the 4th or 5th best album by the band list - it is so flawed I'm always amazed when I see it in Best Ever lists..  I'm tempted to make the same case for BotT but I'll settle for 2nd or 3rd there  Wink Grin


Beatles top 5:
1. Abbey Road
2. Rubber Soul
3. A Hard Day's Night
4. Revolver
5. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Dylan top 5:
1. Blood on the Tracks
2. Desire
3. Blonde on Blonde
4. Highway 61 Revisited
5. Bringing it all Back Home

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« Reply #31 on: October 20, 2020, 10:22:22 AM »

I'm with Mr Lesley   Cool

It's DSOTM every time for me. I love it with the kind of obsession young girls have for boy bands (which is kinda is.... Wink )

I too have it on a variety of formats and listen or watch it weekly. I never get tired of any of it. I want it played at my funeral. I would have had it played at my wedding but I was overruled   Roll Eyes

I have lots of albums I truly love and play regularly, but DSOTM tops them all.  Smiley I'm going to listen to it now

 
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« Reply #32 on: October 20, 2020, 10:23:36 AM »




It's all horses for courses, but I don't like DSOTM. There are a handful of classic albums I just don't get at all, Sgt Pepper is another one.
Blood On The Tracks would get my vote as best ever.


That's another in the 4th or 5th best album by the band list - it is so flawed I'm always amazed when I see it in Best Ever lists..  I'm tempted to make the same case for BotT but I'll settle for 2nd or 3rd there  Wink Grin


Beatles top 5:
1. Abbey Road
2. Rubber Soul
3. A Hard Day's Night
4. Revolver
5. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Dylan top 5:
1. Blood on the Tracks
2. Desire
3. Blonde on Blonde
4. Highway 61 Revisited
5. Bringing it all Back Home

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Very close to mine, Jules.  I'd swap 3 and 4 round in the Beatles, and probably move 1 down to 3 and shuffle the other couple up in the Dylan.
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« Reply #33 on: October 20, 2020, 10:33:08 AM »

Just after DSOTM came out, I was in Cornwall helping renovate part of a friend's house. He had DSOTM on continuous loop all day. Fab.
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« Reply #34 on: October 20, 2020, 10:38:21 AM »

I think The White Album would feature for me at the expense of Pepper. You know a close friend of ours is well known (in Beatles circles) author and historian, but I have no idea what his top 5 would be. I'll ask when I get home.
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« Reply #35 on: October 20, 2020, 10:44:14 AM »

I could never award one album as the bestest evarrr.

Dark Side was the album that started off my record buying habit, and Floyd are my favourite band, but I'd put WYWH as number one Floyd (20 copies of that one.)
I tired of The Wall pretty quickly, and, if I have the urge for it, I watch the movie version...just to be contrary..although that doesn't include Hey You, which is my favourite track from it.
My Floyd top 5 would include WYWH, DSOTM, Animals, Meddle and....More.
Jules' Dylan and Beatles top 5 have the same content as mine would, but a different order, perhaps.

If I HAD to choose one album to prevent my goldfish having it's bicycle stolen, it would be Led Zeppelin IV.

Or Physical Graffiti.....

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Dylan top 5:
1. Blood on the Tracks
2. Desire
3. Blonde on Blonde
4. Highway 61 Revisited
5. Bringing it all Back Home


I own 5 Dylan CDs, coincidentally the ones above. What's number 6?
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« Reply #37 on: October 20, 2020, 11:09:02 AM »


Very close to mine, Jules.  I'd swap 3 and 4 round in the Beatles


Funnily enough, I swapped my 3 and 4 around at the last minute.

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« Reply #38 on: October 20, 2020, 11:18:16 AM »


I own 5 Dylan CDs, coincidentally the ones above. What's number 6?


That's actually a very difficult question to answer.  The top 5 almost award themselves their honours, but things become a lot more 'suck it and see' after this.

There'd be an argument for The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, Bob's first demonstration of his songwriting chops.

Or there's the back to basics rustic charm meets biblical sermonising of John Wesley Harding.

Or maybe the curate's egg that is Street-Legal.  I recommend hearing it in its remixed form, because the original production was lousy.

And some may even point to more recent works, like Oh Mercy or Time out of Mind.

There's even a case to be made for diving into the wonderful and mysterious world of the basement tapes.  If you do, I would suggest the 2-disc The Basement Tapes Raw release.  There's also a boxed set, but I don't think you're quite that rabid.

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« Reply #39 on: October 20, 2020, 11:23:22 AM »


I think The White Album would feature for me at the expense of Pepper.


I've always had a very difficult relationship with 'the white album'.  Ultimately, I think it's because it's not Beatley enough.

If anybody else had released it, mind, I'd be declaring it an absolute masterpiece, so there's that to bear in mind.

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