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    Default Your Top Ten Favorite Rock Albums

    As the title suggests, I'm doing it so as to only mention one album per band.

    1. Led Zeppelin - IV
    2. U2 - Achtung Baby
    3. The Smiths - Hatful of Hollow
    4. Days of the New - Orange
    5. The Mars Volta - De-loused in the Comatorium
    6. Pink Floyd - Meddle
    7. The Tragically Hip - Fully Completely
    8. The Stone Temple Pilots - Core
    9. Megadeth - Rust in Peace
    10. The Doors - LA Woman

    I simply listed the Rock bands I listened to the most growing up... I wasn't trying to shaft many honorable mentions such as The Beatles, Stones, Cream, Metallica, Radiohead, Hendrix etc etc, all of which are great. I just listened to the above bands the most.
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    1. Kate Bush - Hounds of love
    2. Pink Floyd - Wish you were here
    3. Genesis - Selling England by the pound
    4. Porcupine Tree - Fear of a blank planet
    5. Tori Amos - Scarlets walk
    6. Dire Straits - Love over gold
    7. Meat Loaf - Bat out of hell
    8. Paul Simon - Graceland
    9. Peter Gabriel - So
    10. Bryan Ferry - As time goes by

    likewise, limiting myself to one per act......
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    1. Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
    2. Led Zeppelin - II
    3. The Beatles - Revolver
    4. Bob Dylan - Blood on the Tracks
    5. R.E.M. - Life's Rich Pageant
    6. King Crimson - Red
    7. Metallica - ...And Justice for All
    8. Deep Purple - In Rock
    9. Bob Dylan - Blonde on Blonde
    10. Radiohead - OK Computer

    I still rock out occasionally, but recently it's been almost all classical and jazz for me.
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    Certainly not definitive, but some favorites nonetheless:

    Can - Future Days
    Boredoms - Super Ae
    Faust - So Far
    Faust - IV
    Amon Duul II - Phallus Dei
    Black Sabbath - Heaven & Hell
    Judas Priest - Stained Class
    Flipper - generic album
    Mercyful Fate - Don't Break the Oath
    Flower Travellin' Band - Satori

    Something along those lines. Their value to me is something other than being "rock", although they qualify in one way or another.
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    Though it'd change a lot, these would probably find themselves up there the most:

    1. Robert Wyatt - Rock Bottom
    2. Caravan - In The Land of Grey & Pink
    3. Radiohead - Hail to the Theif
    4. Syd Barrett - The Madcap Laughs
    5. The Beatles - Revolver
    6. Camel - Mirage
    7. King Crimson - Red
    8. Dungen - 4
    9. Frank Zappa - Hot Rats
    10. Morte Macabre - Symphonic Holocaust

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    I won't go through a lot of rigmarole and ranking but these are among my favorites:

    1. Yes - Going for the One
    1. Jethro Tull - A Passion Play
    2. Emerson, Lake and Palmer - Tarkus
    3. King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King
    3.5 Yes - Close to the Edge
    4. Yes - Tales from Topographic Oceans
    5. Happy the Man - Crafty Hands
    5. Black Sabbath - Reunion
    6. Genesis - Foxtrot
    7. Gentle Giant - Free Hand

    and several hundred others.
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    1. Jimi Hendrix - Are You Experienced?
    2. Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
    3. Led Zeppelin - IV
    4. Yes - Fragile
    5. The Who - Tommy
    6. Pink Floyd - The Wall
    7. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
    8. Led Zeppelin - Presence
    9. Emerson, Lake, and Palmer - Brain Salad Surgery
    10. Radiohead - Kid A
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    1.Hatful of Hollow-The Smiths
    2.The Queen is Dead-The Smiths
    3.Closer-Joy Division
    4.Axis: Bold as love-Hendrix Experience
    5.Are you Experienced?-Hendrix Experience
    6.The White Album-The Beatles
    7.Safe as Milk- Captain Beefheart
    8.We're only in it for the Money-Zappa and the Mothers
    9.My Generation -The Who
    10.Led Zep 3-Led Zep
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    One album per artist? OK. In alphabetical order:

    1. The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour
    2. David Bowie - Hunky Dory
    3. Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
    4. Genesis - Selling England by the Pound
    5. Jethro Tull - Thick as a Brick
    6. Bob Marley - Legend
    7. The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers
    8. Talking Heads - Little Creatures
    9. Television - Marquee Moon
    10. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground & Nico
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    In no particular order:

    The Doors-Morrison Hotel
    Jethro Tull-Living In The Past
    The Mothers-Uncle Meat
    FZ & The Mothers-Roxy And Elsewhere
    Yes-Fragile
    Gentle Giant-Acquiring The Taste
    Emerson, Lake & Palmer-s/t
    National Health-Of Queues And Cures
    Mike Keneally-Sluggo
    Mike Keneally-Dancing

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    In no particular order... and likely to change by tomorrow:

    1. Bob Dylan- Highway 61 Revisited
    2. Bob Dylan- Blonde on Blonde
    3. The Rolling Stones- Beggar's Banquet
    4. The Rolling Stones- Let it Bleed
    5. The Beatles- Rubber Soul
    6. The Kinks- The Kinks are the Village Green Preservation Society
    7. Roy Orbison- The All Time Greatest Hits of Roy Orbison
    8. Little Richard- The Very Best of Little Richard
    9. The Band- The Band
    10. Van Morrison- Moondance
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    Not sure many of these qualify as pure "Rock", most are on the fringe, but here we go:

    1. Sophie Hunger - 1983
    2. B-52s - B-52s
    3. The Verve - Northern Soul
    4. Counting Crows - August & Everything After
    5. Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground
    6. Radiohead - The Bends
    7. Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
    8. Red House Painters - Songs for a Blue Guitar
    9. The Sundays - Reading, Writing and Arithmetic
    10. Slint - Spiderland

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    1. Bob Dylan - Blonde on Blonde (not really rock)
    2. Stones - Let It Bleed/Exile on Mainstreet, can't make up my mind
    3. Radiohead - The Bends
    4. Radiohead - OKComputer/Kid A (can't make up my mind)
    5. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
    6. The Doors - The Doors
    7. Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms
    8. Led Zep - IV
    9. Stone Temple Pilots - Purple
    10 Soundgarden - Super Unknown
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    Wow,...I'd missed this thread! You guys are representing pretty sweet so far. I'm just gonna go quick off the top of my head and not in any order.

    Jimi Hendrix - Axis, Bold As Love
    Pink Floyd - Animals
    The Doors - L.A. Woman
    Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin III
    Grateful Dead - Workingman's Dead
    Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks
    Metallica - ...And Justice For All
    Nirvana - Nevermind
    Blind Melon - Blind Melon
    Rollins Band - The End of Silence
    Green Day - American Idiot



    So, again...no order and this list can change at any minute.
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    I, like many above, also would include Blood on the Tracks. But I would have to give an edge to the original acetate of that album. Must the list include only official releases?

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