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September 6, 2020 10:00 am  #1


What are your top 10 albums of all time on this Labour Day Weekend?

These are albums, that are now 50 years old...pretty remarkable, when at times it feels like yesterday when these came out...

Today for a little fun, if you were to share your top 10 albums of all time, what would make your list? 

What makes the grade for you? What do you like to pull out of your collection and listen to once in a while?

For me, bands like Supertramp, Genesis, Pink Floyd and Alan Parsons Project make the cut, but then so does, Snarky Puppy, Gregory Porter, Frank Sinatra, Tears for Fears, AC/DC, Joni Mitchell makes my list too...I am a bit eclectic...

But do share your top 10 albums of all time.




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Last edited by Muffaraw Joe (September 6, 2020 10:05 am)


The world would be so good if it weren't for some people...
 

September 6, 2020 6:56 pm  #2


Re: What are your top 10 albums of all time on this Labour Day Weekend?

1. Roxy Music - Avalon
2. U2 - The Unforgettable Fire
3. Supertramp - Crime of the Century
4. Joe Jackson - Night and Day
5. Genesis - Trick of the Tail
6. Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel ;)
7. Elton John - GoodbyeYellowBrickRoad
8. Metallica - the black album
9. Alan Parsons Project - I Robot
10. Def Leppard - Pyromania

the above are absolutely random, off the top of my head... to definitively choose my ten top albums would be like having to pick the top 10 hockey players of all time, kinda tricky because of the generational factor

I wanted to throw "The Soundtrack of the Trailer of the Film of Monty Python and the Holy Grail" in there, but that would be cheating right?ūü••

 

September 6, 2020 8:03 pm  #3


Re: What are your top 10 albums of all time on this Labour Day Weekend?

@ betaylored.... i'm sadly disappointed with your addition of metallica's "black album" instead of one of the band's first three albums  (justice doesn't count).  If you were going for popularity over substance, then you should have listed def leppard's hysteria instead of pyromania! 

however, you redeemed yourself with the monty python reference, so i guess you're still an ok person. https://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons3/cool.png
https://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons3/grin.png
  extra props for the coconut emoji. was that a contractual obligation, or just looking on the bright side of life?

In no particular order here's my list for you to critique....
Benny Goodman - Carnegie Hall 1938
Pink Floyd - Animals
Led Zepplin - IV
Deep Purple - Machine Head
Metallica - Kill Em All
Extreme - Pornographitti
Tragically Hip - Road Apples
Colin James & Little Big Band - self titled 1993
Junos 25th anniversary box set - Oh What A Feeling 1996.
U2 - Rattle & Hum



 

Last edited by splunge (September 6, 2020 8:08 pm)

 

September 7, 2020 7:04 am  #4


Re: What are your top 10 albums of all time on this Labour Day Weekend?

Okay, I'll play along. Like Betaylored, my list is off the top of my head and without rankings. Just some of my favourites. And I'm afraid there are more than ten. Blame Steely Dan and Springsteen. I simply could not choose one album from each.

Bruce Springsteen: The Wild, The Innocent And The E Street Shuffle
Bruce Springsteen: Greetings From Asbury Park
Bruce Springsteen: Born To Run
Gordon Lightfoot: Don Quixote
Genesis: A Trick Of The Tail
Stan Rogers: Northwest Passage
Supertramp: Even In The Quietest Moments
Joe Jackson: Big World
The Beatles: Abbey Road
Steely Dan: Aja
Steely Dan: The Royal Scam
Steely Dan: Can't Buy A Trill
Steely Dan: Countdown To Ecstasy
Donald Fagen: The Nightfly (okay, I admit it, I'm a big Dan Fan)
Van Morrison and The Chieftains: Irish Heartbeat

 

September 7, 2020 8:50 am  #5


Re: What are your top 10 albums of all time on this Labour Day Weekend?

Just picking 10 in no particular order (and just one per artist)...

Sgt. Peppers - Beatles
Lighthouse Live - Lighthouse
Silk Degrees - Boz Skaggs
Moondance - Van Morrison
Aja - Steely Dan
Sinatra at the Sands - Frank Sinatra w/The Count Basie Orchestra
The Button Down Mind of Bob Newhart - Bob Newhart
What's Going On - Marviin Gaye
Blood, Sweat & Tears - Blood, Sweat & Tears
Chicago Transit Authority - Chicago Transit Authority

And one for the road (the Yellow Brick Road)...

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John




 


"Life without echo is really no life at all." - Dan Ingram
 

September 7, 2020 9:38 am  #6


Re: What are your top 10 albums of all time on this Labour Day Weekend?

Here are my choices, in no real order, just like em all...

Eagles- Hotel California
INXS- Kick
Sly and the Family Stone- Greatest Hits
Blue Rodeo- Five Days in July
Graffiti6- Colours
Tragically Hip- Up to Here
INXS- Shabooh Shoobah
Our Lady Peace- Spiritual Machines
Lenny Kravitz- Greatest Hits
Squeeze- Argybargy

 

 

September 7, 2020 10:19 am  #7


Re: What are your top 10 albums of all time on this Labour Day Weekend?

I haven't looked at anyone's examples yet but I'm sure when I done I'll say, "Oh I should have picked that one!".  So here goes in no particular order.

Camel - Raidances (Normally I'd tie it with "Moonmadness)
Whitesnake - Slide It In
Steely Dan - Gaucho (great for testing out hi-fi equipment)
Steve Winwood - Talking Back to the Night
George Michael - Faith
Hagood Hardy - The Homecoming
Genesis - Trick of the Tail
Pink Floyd - The Wall
Alan Parsons Project - Tales of Mystery and Imagination - Edgar Allen Poe (also a nod to "Eve")
Duane Eddy - Twangy Guitar (features Donnie Owns and two terrific tracks from Neil Sedaka)

 

Last edited by Jody Thornton (September 7, 2020 10:19 am)


Cheers,
Jody Thornton
 
 

September 7, 2020 1:58 pm  #8


Re: What are your top 10 albums of all time on this Labour Day Weekend?

Wishbone Ash- Argus
Benjamin Biolay- La Superbe
Paul McCartney- Band On The Run
Kate Bush- 50 Words For Snow
Loggins & Messina- Sittin' In
Michael Kiwanuka- Love & Hate
Don McGlashan- Warm Hand
Tarney/Spencer Band- Three's A Crowd
John Martyn- No Little Boy
Chris Rea- The Road To Hell
* Elbow- The Takeoff And Landing Of Everything
The Doobie Brothers- The Captain And Me
And four Cancons for good measure and reach 30%
The Band- Music From Big Pink
Gowan- Great Dirty World
Ray Materick- Neon Rain
Matthew Good- Something Like A Storm

It's hard to put a list like this together. I can think of another 20 or so I could put in and probably would if I did the list tomorrow

 

 

September 8, 2020 9:06 am  #9


Re: What are your top 10 albums of all time on this Labour Day Weekend?

Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
Led Zep 2
David Bowie - Diamond Dogs
ELO - Eldorado
Babe Ruth - Best of
Divinyls - Divinyls
Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms
Gaye Delorme - Blue Wave Sessions
Roger Waters - Amused to Death
Ian Cussick - Danger in the Air
 

 

September 9, 2020 7:09 am  #10


Re: What are your top 10 albums of all time on this Labour Day Weekend?

Just 10?

Joe Cocker -  Sheffield Steel
Marianne Faithful - Broken English
LZ - Houses of the Holy
Pink Floyd - DSOTM
Frank Sinatra - Live at the Sands
Van Morrison - Poetic Champions Compose 
Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run
Bob Dylan - Blood on the Tracks
The Who - Who's Next
Neil Young -  After the Gold Rush
 

 

September 9, 2020 2:52 pm  #11


Re: What are your top 10 albums of all time on this Labour Day Weekend?

Jody Thornton wrote:

Alan Parsons Project - Tales of Mystery and Imagination - Edgar Allen Poe (also a nod to "Eve")
 

Original mix or 80's remix?

Muffaraw: It has been scientifically determined that Black Sabbath Vol. 4 is the pinnacle of Black Sabbath. Why do people continue to ignore Science?

 

September 9, 2020 7:45 pm  #12


Re: What are your top 10 albums of all time on this Labour Day Weekend?

Twist and Shout - The Beatles
Down to the Moon - Andreas Vollenweider
Captain and Me - Doobie Brothers
Crown of Creation - Jefferson Airplane
Now & Then - Carpenters
Electric Bath - Don Ellis
Turn of a Friendly Card - Alan Parsons
Abandoned Luncheonette - Hall and Oates
Best of the Beach Boys Vol 1
Homecoming - America
 

 

September 9, 2020 8:29 pm  #13


Re: What are your top 10 albums of all time on this Labour Day Weekend?

Frank D'angelo - Just Give Me One More Moment
Frank D'Angelo - You're Better Than That
Frank D'Angelo The Light of My Soul
Frank D'Angelo - Living In The Moment
Frank D'Angelo Can You Take Me Seriously
Frank D'Angelo - Beautiful Now
Frank D'Angelo - Winds Of TIme
Frank D'Angelo - You Gotta Believe to Believe
Max Webster - High Class in Borrowed Shoes 

 

September 9, 2020 10:31 pm  #14


Re: What are your top 10 albums of all time on this Labour Day Weekend?

Chrisphen wrote:

Jody Thornton wrote:

Alan Parsons Project - Tales of Mystery and Imagination - Edgar Allen Poe (also a nod to "Eve")
 

Original mix or 80's remix?

Original - I hate that overdubbed guitar in The Raven.  I didn't know it was remixed in the 80s.  That explains it.

 


Cheers,
Jody Thornton
 
 

September 10, 2020 4:22 am  #15


Re: What are your top 10 albums of all time on this Labour Day Weekend?

I'm a little late to the party, but here's mine (in no order and more than ten)...

Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin
The Who - Live at Leeds
Cream - Wheels of Fire
The Doobie Brothers - Toulouse Street
King Crimson - Court of The Crimson King
Aerosmith - Rocks
Yes - Fragile
Emerson Lake & Palmer - Tarkus
The Mothers of Invention - We're Only In It For The Money
Iron Butterfly - In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida
Jeff Beck - "The Orange Album"
Jefferson Airplane - Volunteers

 

September 10, 2020 5:47 am  #16


Re: What are your top 10 albums of all time on this Labour Day Weekend?

grilled.cheese wrote:

Frank D'angelo - Just Give Me One More Moment
Frank D'Angelo - You're Better Than That
Frank D'Angelo The Light of My Soul
Frank D'Angelo - Living In The Moment
Frank D'Angelo Can You Take Me Seriously
Frank D'Angelo - Beautiful Now
Frank D'Angelo - Winds Of TIme
Frank D'Angelo - You Gotta Believe to Believe 

How long must the world wait in anxious anticipation for release of his FRANK'S GREATEST HITS compilation?
 

 

September 10, 2020 6:31 am  #17


Re: What are your top 10 albums of all time on this Labour Day Weekend?

geo wrote:

grilled.cheese wrote:

Frank D'angelo - Just Give Me One More Moment
Frank D'Angelo - You're Better Than That
Frank D'Angelo The Light of My Soul
Frank D'Angelo - Living In The Moment
Frank D'Angelo Can You Take Me Seriously
Frank D'Angelo - Beautiful Now
Frank D'Angelo - Winds Of TIme
Frank D'Angelo - You Gotta Believe to Believe 

How long must the world wait in anxious anticipation for release of his FRANK'S GREATEST HITS compilation?
 

The 180 gram made in Japan vinyl is spectacular. Much like a typhoon is spectacular.

 

September 10, 2020 8:24 am  #18


Re: What are your top 10 albums of all time on this Labour Day Weekend?

Frank released a "great hits" album for his young twin girls

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_nh_1Yfw2XoMZ5RffEDdZIn5nkh7XaR6tA 




 

Last edited by grilled.cheese (September 10, 2020 8:24 am)

 

September 10, 2020 10:01 am  #19


Re: What are your top 10 albums of all time on this Labour Day Weekend?

Jody Thornton wrote:

Original - I hate that overdubbed guitar in The Raven.  I didn't know it was remixed in the 80s.  That explains it.

 

Yeah IIRC it was altered for the original CD release - gated reverb was added to the drum tracks, a few extra guitar fills and spoken word bits by Orson Welles. Which was the style at the time.
 

 

September 10, 2020 10:39 pm  #20


Re: What are your top 10 albums of all time on this Labour Day Weekend?

splunge wrote:

@ betaylored.... i'm sadly disappointed with your addition of metallica's "black album" instead of one of the band's first three albums  (justice doesn't count).  If you were going for popularity over substance, then you should have listed def leppard's hysteria instead of pyromania! 

however, you redeemed yourself with the monty python reference, so i guess you're still an ok person. https://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons3/cool.png
https://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons3/grin.png
  extra props for the coconut emoji. was that a contractual obligation, or just looking on the bright side of life?

In no particular order here's my list for you to critique....
Benny Goodman - Carnegie Hall 1938
Pink Floyd - Animals
Led Zepplin - IV
Deep Purple - Machine Head
Metallica - Kill Em All
Extreme - Pornographitti
Tragically Hip - Road Apples
Colin James & Little Big Band - self titled 1993
Junos 25th anniversary box set - Oh What A Feeling 1996.
U2 - Rattle & Hum



 

thanks splunge, I'm okay with being okay, and will check out the earlier Metallica albums to see what you're talking about... and it's been tooo long since I've listened to some of the excellent albums you and other people have listed, I love Alan Parsons Project "Tales of Mystery and Imagination" and many of the others.

Muffaraw Joe, you named artists, but didn't get specific about what album. Care to tell us what you would have as your ten albums?