View Full Version : The albums everyone should own thread.

11-02-2004, 22:37:13
Criteria: You have to absolutely love it. Think it's musically brilliant. Consistantly excellent all the way through. The kind of album you'd almost be offended if someone told you it was shit. Oh and to prevent Darkstaresque posts you aren't allowed to suggest more than 2 a day.

I'm going to research all of them and see what I can find in FOPP etc, my CD collection has some big holes. I'll start off. These are probably what I consider to be the best two 'alternative' rock albums ever released.

1. Siamese Dream - Smashing Pumpkins
2. Relationship of Command - At the Drive-In

11-02-2004, 22:51:08
Motown Chartbusters Vol.3

Gramercy Riffs
11-02-2004, 22:51:29
1. It Still Moves - My Morning Jacket
2. Shivering King And Others - Dead Meadow

12-02-2004, 01:57:39
Siamese Dream - Smashing Pumpkins
Nevermind - Nirvana
Incesticide - Nirvana
Storm in Heaven - Verve
Exit Planet Dust - Chemical Brothers
Leftism - Leftfield
Just For A Day - Slowdive
Souvlaki - Slowdive
Chimpcopter - Sonic Undermind
Secont Toughest in the Infants - Underworld
Joe's Garage - Frank Zappa
Pop - U2
Experience - Prodigy
Music for the Jilted Generation - Prodigy
The best of the Mamas & the Papas - Mamas & the Papas
Best of Simon & Garfuncle - Simon & Garfuncle
White Album - Beatles
Sgnt Peppers - Beatles
The Top - The Cure
Grace- Jeff Buckley
OK COmputer - Radiohead
The Bends - Radiohead
Stone Roses - Stone Roses
Boy - U2
October - U2
War - U2
Under a Blood Red Sky - U2
The Unforgettable Fire - U2
Achtung Baby - U2
Three Imaginary Boys - The Cure
Boys Don't Cry - The Cure
Top - The Cure
The Head on the Door - The Cure
Staring at the Sea - The Cure
Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me - The Cure
Disintegration - The Cure
Wish - The Cure

There is a Mo Wax compilation I has when I was 19 that would make it to the list If I had any idea what it was and who was on it.

12-02-2004, 02:03:08
Originally posted by Funkodrom
Criteria: You have to absolutely love it. Think it's musically brilliant. Consistantly excellent all the way through. The kind of album you'd almost be offended if someone told you it was shit. Oh and to prevent Darkstaresque posts you aren't allowed to suggest more than 2 a day.

All good choices, though protein, if slightly heavy on The Cure.

Lazarus and the Gimp
12-02-2004, 06:38:59
Slint- "Spiderland"
Swell- ".....well?"

12-02-2004, 06:44:42
Incubus - A Crow Left of the Murder
Third Eye Blind - Third Eye Blind ;)

12-02-2004, 06:49:19
Pixies-- Come on Pilgrim
Aimee Mann-- Bachelor No. 2

12-02-2004, 09:10:54
Does Protein like U2 and the Cure ? :D

Marillion - Misplaced Childhood
Mike Oldfield - Songs of Distant Earth

12-02-2004, 09:52:03
I didn't read the first post. I wondered why people didn't like many albums. I forgot loads too. Damn alcohol.


Here are todays anyway:

Pixies - Doolittle
Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon

Nills Lagerbaak
12-02-2004, 10:38:47
Sepultura - Chaos AD
ADF - Rafis revenge (just dug that one out and realised how fukcing brilliant it is)

12-02-2004, 12:06:18
Wu-Tang clan - Enter the 36 chambers
Elastica - Elastica

12-02-2004, 14:20:18
Naked City - Naked City

Dinosaur Jr. - You're Living All Over Me

12-02-2004, 14:29:43
Stevie Wonder-Innervisions

Tom Waits-Blue Valentine

12-02-2004, 14:46:05
Despite the fact that no one will agree with me, especially the elitist professional music critics at CG,

The Chronic - Dr Dre

12-02-2004, 15:05:52
I'll agree with you. Doggystyle by Snoop too.

*End Is Forever*
12-02-2004, 15:48:30
Green Day - Dookie.

12-02-2004, 16:12:52
Bob Marley and the Wailers-- Confrontation
Leonard Cohen-- The Future

12-02-2004, 16:59:53
Master of Puppets - Metallica
Rage Against the Machine - Rage Against the Machine

12-02-2004, 17:25:51
I'll mix it up a bit:

Bob Dylan - Street Legal
Emmylou Harris - Red Dirt Girl

Gramercy Riffs
12-02-2004, 18:14:42
Music Has The Right To Children - Boards Of Canada
The White Album - The Beatles

Lazarus and the Gimp
12-02-2004, 18:21:45
Main- "Hydra/Calm"
Tim Buckley- "Dream Letter- Live in London 1968"

13-02-2004, 08:12:27
U2 - October

Pink Floyd - The Wall

Scabrous Birdseed
13-02-2004, 08:18:05
The Kinks - The Kinks are the Village Green Preservation Society
The Paragons - On the Beach With The Paragons

Scabrous Birdseed
13-02-2004, 08:18:31
I know those are my two standard ones but you've all seen my top ten list anyway.

13-02-2004, 09:43:32
Dr Octagon - Dr Octagon
Manic Street Preachers - Holy Bible

Nills Lagerbaak
13-02-2004, 11:46:58
Damn I forgot about Dr Oc.
Might have put Generation terorists/gol against the sould down though

Resource Consumer
13-02-2004, 11:56:18
The Rezillos - Can't Stand the Rezillos
The Ukrainians - Kultura

13-02-2004, 12:47:26
Fugazi - Red Medicine
Funkadelic - One Nation Under A Groove

13-02-2004, 14:54:07
:beer: on the funkadelic on, ekleketikos.

I'll have 'The Mothership Connection' by Parliament please.
And maybe Urban Renewal by the Tower of Power, good memories.

13-02-2004, 15:39:38
Toots Hibbert and the Maytals-- Funky Kingston
The Grateful Dead-- Bear's Choice

13-02-2004, 16:26:25
Miles Davis - Kind of Blue

Joni Mitchell- Blue

Stefu X
13-02-2004, 17:03:20
Psychopharmacology - Firewater
Aurinko - CMX

Lazarus and the Gimp
13-02-2004, 17:52:39
The Telescopes- "Taste"
Marvin Gaye- "What's goin' on"

13-02-2004, 18:05:51
Pet Sounds
Led Zeppelin 4

13-02-2004, 18:28:04
Neil Young -- Harvest
Prince -- Purple Rain

The Shaker
13-02-2004, 19:34:09
QOTSA- songs for the deaf
RATM- Rage against the Machine

13-02-2004, 20:09:55
I will waste todays choices by backing up Shaker.

QOTSA- songs for the deaf
RATM- Rage against the Machine

Awesome must have albums.

13-02-2004, 23:27:39
XTC - Skylarking
The Nits -Ting

Mad Squirrel
14-02-2004, 01:40:06
Logan Whitehurst & the Junior Science Club - Goodbye, My 4-Track
Los Lobos - Kiko

Lazarus and the Gimp
14-02-2004, 08:23:18
Can- "Monster Movie"
Massive Attack- "Mezzanine"

14-02-2004, 11:11:49
The Tragically Hip - Day For Night
The Clash - London Calling

14-02-2004, 11:23:45
Machine Head - Deep Purple
Straight Outa Compton - NWA

14-02-2004, 11:30:52

Gramercy Riffs
14-02-2004, 11:33:57
The Cold Vein - Cannibal Ox
Phantom Power - Super Furry Animals

14-02-2004, 12:24:37
Bob Dylan - Desire

The Band - Music From Big Pink

Scabrous Birdseed
14-02-2004, 13:10:03
Bobby "Blue" Bland - Two Steps From the Blues (1959)
Ying Yang Twins - Me & My Brother (2003)

14-02-2004, 16:54:58
Phoenix - United
Steely Dan - Aja
Stevie Wonder - Innervisions

14-02-2004, 17:10:31
Hey, that's three. Can't you read you dumb fuck?


14-02-2004, 17:17:20

14-02-2004, 17:59:52
R.E.M-- Chronic Town
Otis Redding-- Otis Blue (Otis Redding Sings Soul)

14-02-2004, 21:05:35
Faith No More - Angel Dust
The Stooges - Raw Power

Mr. Bas
14-02-2004, 23:06:42
The clash - the clash
Tool - Aenima

15-02-2004, 00:08:55
ACDC - Back in Black
Scraping Foetus Off the Wheel - Nail

15-02-2004, 11:59:31
Steely Dan- Countdown to Ecstasy

Little Feat- Waiting For Columbus

Lazarus and the Gimp
15-02-2004, 12:34:27
My Bloody Valentine- "Loveless"
Young Marble Giants- "Colossal Youth"

Scabrous Birdseed
15-02-2004, 13:11:20
David Bowie - Scary Monsters... And Super Creeps
The Temptations - The Temptations Sing Smokey

Eric Carmen
15-02-2004, 13:29:25
The Raspberries - Fresh Raspberries
The Raspberries - Side Three

Mr. Bas
15-02-2004, 13:56:42
MC5 - Kick out the jams
Manic street preachers - The holy bible

15-02-2004, 19:37:11
David Thomas & Two Pale Boys - Erewhon
Trio - Trio

Scabrous Birdseed
16-02-2004, 11:27:26
Jay-Z - The Blueprint
Joni Mitchell - Blue

16-02-2004, 12:01:46
Melvins - Stoner Witch
Ministry - The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste

16-02-2004, 12:03:58
Assorted Artists - Hitsville USA: The Motown Singles Collection 1959-1971

Lyle Lovett - Live in Texas

16-02-2004, 18:40:20
Kewi University of Swing - Terracotta Me Baby
Van Morrison - Veedon Fleece

Gramercy Riffs
16-02-2004, 19:01:59
Hatful Of Hollow - The Smiths
I See A Darkness - Bonnie Prince Billy

16-02-2004, 22:00:42
Fire Hydrant - Dog With a Full Bladder

16-02-2004, 22:03:01
Van Morrison-- Astral Weeks
Screaming Trees-- Sweet Oblivion (really, any by this band is great!)

16-02-2004, 22:14:13
Originally posted by Potato
Fire Hydrant - Dog With a Full Bladder


16-02-2004, 22:17:27
Blue Oyster Cult

Lazarus and the Gimp
16-02-2004, 22:40:41
The Jesus and Mary Chain- "Psychocandy"
Willis- "Come get some"

Scabrous Birdseed
17-02-2004, 08:10:58
The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
Television - Marquee Moon

17-02-2004, 14:10:57
Paul Simon - Graceland

Al Green - Greatest Hits

17-02-2004, 15:00:12
John Zorn - The Big Gundown
The Minutemen - Double Nickels On The Dime

Lazarus and the Gimp
17-02-2004, 17:21:16
American Music Club- "California"
Funkadelic- "Maggot Brain"

17-02-2004, 17:57:46
The Velvet Underground - White Light, White Heat
The Doors - LA Woman/Morrison Hotel

Mr. Bas
18-02-2004, 13:23:45
Radiohead - OK Computer
...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead - Madonna

18-02-2004, 13:48:52
The Jesus Lizard - Goat
Mr Bungle - Disco Volante

18-02-2004, 14:19:25
Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska
Albert Collins, Johny Copeland, Robert Cray - Showdown

Scabrous Birdseed
18-02-2004, 14:25:42
Various Artists - Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era 1965-68
Various Artists - Tougher than Tough: The Story of Jamaican Music

Lazarus and the Gimp
18-02-2004, 17:15:17
The God Machine- "Scenes from the second storey"
Underworld- "Dubnobasswithmyheadman"

18-02-2004, 19:59:17
Gruppo Sportivo - PS 78
XTC - Drums and Wires

18-02-2004, 20:06:21
Bob Dylan - Desire
Gram Parsons - GP/Grievous Angel

Gramercy Riffs
18-02-2004, 20:21:13
Forever Changes - Love (obvious I know)
The La's - The La's

19-02-2004, 21:31:03
Who's Next: The Who
Blood on the Tracks: Bob Dylan

Lazarus and the Gimp
19-02-2004, 21:44:18
That Petrol Emotion- "Babble"
The Cocteau Twins- "Garlands"

Scabrous Birdseed
19-02-2004, 21:50:03
Smokey Robinson and the Miracles - Make It Happen
The Congos - Heart of the Congos

19-02-2004, 23:02:58
Neil Young - Rust Never Sleeps

Johnny Cash - American Recordings

19-02-2004, 23:39:59
Black Sabbath - Sabotage
Dead Kennedys - Frankenchrist

20-02-2004, 22:27:10
Tapestry: Carol King
Saint Dominic's Review: Van Morrison

Scabrous Birdseed
20-02-2004, 22:36:55
T Rex - Electric Warrior
Kraftwerk - Autobahn

Lazarus and the Gimp
20-02-2004, 22:43:56
The Replacements- "Let it be"
Fun-da-mental- "Seize the time"

*End Is Forever*
20-02-2004, 23:12:02
jsorense, underlining like that is fucking irritating... :)

20-02-2004, 23:39:20
Thank you EiF.:coolgrin:

Lazarus and the Gimp
21-02-2004, 09:27:33
Nick Drake- "Five leaves left"
Nick Drake- "Pink Moon"

21-02-2004, 14:11:08
Talking Heads - Remain in Light
Tony Trischka - Robot Plane Flies Over Arkansas

21-02-2004, 18:51:48
I'll just let zmama post all of mine for me! :)

L7-- Hungry for stink (especially for girl rock band lovers)

The English Beat-- Special Beat Service

Resource Consumer
22-02-2004, 00:20:03
OK. A belated return to this

(avoiding the requirement to post every Fall album ever) but :

The Fall : Live at the Witch Trials
The Fall : Grotesque - After the Gramme

OK, I know everyone else will hate them but worth the earache guys, honest

22-02-2004, 09:28:38
Frank Sinatra - In the Wee Small Hours
Kraan - Kraan live

22-02-2004, 11:28:42
Counting Crows - August and everything after
Steve Earle - Guitar Town

22-02-2004, 15:56:22
Clifton Chenier - Zydeco Dynamite: The Clifton Chenier Anthology
Muddy Waters - The Chess Box (box set)

22-02-2004, 18:01:51
Clifton Chenier, good call

22-02-2004, 18:13:04
Final Straw - Snow Patrol
The Bends - Radiohead

Scabrous Birdseed
22-02-2004, 19:20:42
Håkan Hellström - Känn ingen sorg för mig Göteborg
John Cale - Vintage Violence

23-02-2004, 14:03:10
Sly & the Family Stone - Sly & the Family Stone - Greatest Hits
Elvis Costello - This Year's Model

23-02-2004, 16:28:14
Dire Straits-- Dire Straits (do eponymous albums count, huh? huh?)
Toots and the Maytals-- Funky Kingston
(did I already do that one? Who wants to start a master list we can refer to? Pleeeeeeeeeeease! Then I can print it and take it shopping. Alphabeticial, if you don't mind.)

Resource Consumer
23-02-2004, 22:03:33
On the strength of some recent reissues

The Fall : Live at the Witchtrials
The Fall : Grotesque - After the Gramme

Admit it - worth it for the titles alone (but you guys will hate such quality)

Resource Consumer
23-02-2004, 22:04:39
Jesus Christ - I have an AE stalking me

or maybe the drugs

Resource Consumer
25-02-2004, 11:19:17
Moonshake - Moonshake
Moonshake - Eva Luna

25-02-2004, 22:32:47
Rolling stones-Some Girls

Van Halen-Diver Down

26-02-2004, 23:41:54
Nine Objects of Desire - Suzanne Vega
Qareeb - Najma

29-02-2004, 17:19:06
Sparks - 'Kimono My House'
Genesis - 'The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway'

How did I miss this thread?

18-03-2004, 19:27:16
Billy Joel - The Stranger

Queen - Jazz

Gramercy Riffs
18-03-2004, 21:39:35
The Colour and the Shape - Foo Fighters
Bleach - Nirvana

There's a prize for whoever can spot the connection.

18-03-2004, 21:42:53
Both are the third best album by a band featuring Dave Grohl?

Gramercy Riffs
18-03-2004, 21:49:14

19-03-2004, 08:07:02
Thelonious Monk with John Coltraine.
Bob Mould~ Workbook

21-03-2004, 14:51:39
Edith Piaf - Greatest Hits
Ramones - Loco Live

24-03-2004, 02:22:00
Big Black - Earth, ATOMISER, Let's Go!
New Model Army - Thunder and Consolation

Mr. Bas
27-03-2004, 14:10:51
The wipers box set arrived yesterday, and it's absolutely brilliant.

Wipers - Is this real?
Wipers - Youth of America

29-03-2004, 17:22:34
don't know if either of these have been mentioned already, but...

Dusty in Memphis - Dusty Springfield
What's Going On - Marvin Gaye

Mr. Bas
30-03-2004, 08:46:39
The first one might've been mentioned already. Oh well...

Husker Du - Zen Arcade
Wipers - Over The Edge

18-05-2007, 12:50:16
A good thread which got lost is hereby bumped.

Suicide - Suicide
Experimental electro-punk from 1977 New York. Introduced by G. Riffs. I must nod. Includes a very entertaining live track/gig called "23 Minutes Over Brussels" when they supported Elvis Costello and received, shall we say, a very mixed reception.

and thinking back over post-2004 favourites

Genesis - Wendy & Bonnie
Sounds Of Monsterism Island - Various
Greatest Hits - Cardiacs
Silver Apples - Silver Apples
Yr Atal Genhedlaeth - Gruff Rhys
The Perfect Prescription - Spacemen 3
Fear Of Music - Talking Heads
The Vogue Years - Francoise Hardy
Black Monk Time - The Monks (for anyone who hasn't heard it yet ;) )

2 a day. Just noted. Well, I had some catching up to do......

Mr. Bas
18-05-2007, 13:26:08
I've never heard Suicide, although I remember Laz raving about them, or some of their tracks at least, in the past. I guess I should give it a try sometime.

And back to the main topic:

Bad Brains - Banned in DC: Greatest Riffs. I know it's a compilation, but they're brilliant and their regular albums are way too inconsistent.
Mark Lanegan - Whiskey for the Holy Ghost.

Lazarus and the Gimp
18-05-2007, 16:35:17
Originally posted by novacane
The Perfect Prescription - Spacemen 3

Great album.

C.G.B. Spender
18-05-2007, 17:14:40
The Moog Cookbook

Scabrous Birdseed
18-05-2007, 21:28:20
Black Monk Time and Silver Apples are excellent. :)

Let's do some post-2004 favourites then, two a day was it?

Giorgio Moroder - From Here To Eternity
Patric Cowley - Mind Warp

Fergus & The Brazen Car
19-05-2007, 09:03:11
Brian Eno: Music For Airports

Salif Keita: Soro

Greg W
19-05-2007, 09:09:47
AC/DC - Let there be rock
Cold Chisel - East

Scabrous Birdseed
19-05-2007, 19:46:39
Jimmy Castor Bunch - Maximum Stimulation
Midnight Star - Headlines

Fergus & The Brazen Car
21-05-2007, 09:12:49
Dead Can Dance: Spleen And Ideal

Roy Budd: Get Carter Soundtrack

22-05-2007, 09:51:05
"Through the Fire and Flames," DragonForce

"Winterborn," Crüxshadows

Fergus & The Brazen Car
24-05-2007, 12:55:30
Third Ear Band: Soundtrack to Polanski's 'Macbeth'

Nina Simone: Black Gold

17-02-2010, 14:23:03
Radiator - Super Furry Animals

12-03-2010, 00:24:39
:hmm:What a waste if thread-space. The only informed people here are zmama and that cultural genius, jsorense.:coolgrin: