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    Quote Originally Posted by Captainnumber36 View Post
    Allow me to add Zappa's Waka/Jawaka as well. I just gave it a good listen, and it's brilliant, creative genius!
    I love that one too. The title track "Waka/Jawaka" and "King Kong" from Uncle Meat are my favorite jazz tunes of his.

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    Edited and deleted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fredx2098 View Post
    My real top 10 would be really scary, so I'll try to make a more accessible one (not in order):

    Zappa: Joe's Garage Acts I, II, and III
    Zappa: Uncle Meat
    King Crimson: Red
    Pink Floyd: Animals
    Pink Floyd: The Wall
    Pink Floyd: The Division Bell
    Steven Wilson: The Raven That Refused to Sing (And Other Stories)
    Flotation Toy Warning: Bluffer's Guide to the Flight Deck
    The Flaming Lips: Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
    Magma: Ëmëhntëhtt-Ré (this one is like a literal rock opera, not just a rock album with a story)
    What do you think about The Flaming Lips album - "The Terror"? I love that one, it's my favorite by them.

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    I'll just post some of my favorites:

    Waka/Jawaka - Zappa
    The Terror - The Flaming Lips
    Abbey Road - The Beatles
    Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
    Dark Side of The Moon - Pink Floyd
    Moss - Mike Gordon
    Rockin' The Suburbs - Ben Folds
    Before These Crowded Streets - Dave Matthews Band
    Morning Phase - Beck
    Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M. - Simon and Garfunkel

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captainnumber36 View Post
    What do you think about The Flaming Lips album - "The Terror"? I love that one, it's my favorite by them.
    I've only listened to Yoshimi and The Soft Bulletin intently, I also love the first hour of the 24-hour 7 Skies H3. I love them, but they're not my top favorite style so I'm usually listening to my favorite genres, which aren't included in my list. I had only heard Yoshimi and 7 Skies H3 for a while, but then I made an effort to listen to The Soft Bulletin and it was amazing. I'm making my way slowly but surely!

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    1. Granate
    2. Quartz
    3. Sandstone
    4. Mudstone
    5. Siltstone
    6. Igneous
    7. Metamorphic
    8. Sedimentary
    9. Ironstone
    10. Slate
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    No particular order (Not even sure I can narrow it to ten)

    1. Prince: Emancipation
    2. Springsteen: Wild, Innocent, & The E Street Shuffle
    3. The Who: Who's Next
    4. Paul Simon: Graceland
    5. Mark Knopfler: Ragpicker's Dream
    6. Yes: Too many to choose from.
    7. Queen: Again , too many
    8. Pink Floyd: The Wall (One of the few TOTAL masterpieces of R&R)
    9. Keith Emerson Band: Keith Emerson Band (feat. Marc Bonilla)
    10. U2: !Achtung Baby (You can't write lyrics like that until you've had your heart ripped out by a woman, stomped on, and the last thing you see is her hair & her @$$ as she walks away. The whole album is a book of poetry... and good music).

    Honorable mentions:

    - ELO: Out of the Blue
    - Elbow: The Seldom Seen Kid
    - Passenger: All The Little Lights (Another poetic masterpiece)
    - Prince: The Vault: Old Friends for Sale
    - Prince: Diamonds and Pearls
    - Prince: Chaos & Disorder
    - Ray Lamontagne: Till The Sun Turns Black
    - Rick Wakeman: The Six Wives of Henry the VIII (On another day, would make my top 10)
    - Stevie Wonder: Fullfillingness' First Finale, & Innervision
    - Dire Straits: On Every Street (talk about going out with a bang!)

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    1. The Beatles - Abbey Road
    2. Pink Floyd - The Dark Side of the Moon
    3. Radiohead - OK Computer
    4. King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King
    5. Green Day - American Idiot
    6. The Doors - The Doors
    7. Queen - A Night at the Opera
    8. The Police - Synchronicity
    9. Muse - Origin of Symmetry
    10. Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures

    11. The Doors - Strange Days
    12. U2 - The Joshua Tree
    13. The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced
    14. The Beatles - Revolver
    15. Led Zeppelin - II
    16. Led Zeppelin - I
    17. AC/DC - Let There Be Rock
    18. The Sex Pistols - Never Mind the ********
    19. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication
    20. Dead Can Dance - Within a Realm of a Dying Sun

    21. The Cure - Three Imaginary Boys
    22. The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
    23. Nirvana - Nevermind
    24. Deep Purple - Deep Purple in Rock
    25. System of a Down - System of a Down
    26. Joy Division -Closer
    27. The Clash - London Calling
    28. Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy
    29. Coldplay - Parachutes
    30. Radiohead - Amnesiac

    31. Pink Floyd - The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
    32. Led Zeppelin - IV
    33. Black Sabbath - Paranoid
    34. The Beatles - White Album
    35. Arcade Fire - Funeral
    36. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik
    37. Genesis - Selling England by the Pound
    38. System of a Down - Hypnotize
    39. Pink Floyd - The Wall
    40. The Who - Who's Next

    41. Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti
    42. The Beatles - Rubber Soul
    43. Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables
    44. Nirvana - In Utero
    45. The Doors - The Soft Parade
    46. Radiohead - Hail to the Thief
    47. Muse - Absolution
    48. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
    49. Eagles - Hotel California
    50. Metallica - St. Anger

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    Some of my favorites over the past 40 + years:

    Yes-Fragile
    The Yes Album
    Jeff Beck-Blow By Blow
    ELP-s/t
    ELP-Tarkus
    ELP-Brain Salad Surgery
    Jethro Tull-Stand Up
    Jethro Tull-Songs From The Wood
    King Crimson-In The Wake Of Poseidon
    King Crimson-Larks Tongues In Aspic
    Beatles-Rubber Soul
    Beatles-Abbey Road
    Santana-Moonflower
    Genesis-Seconds Out
    Captain Beefheart-Spotlight Kid
    Doors-Morrison Hotel
    Egg-The Polite Force
    Frank Zappa-Roxy & Elsewhere
    Zappa-Shut Up N Play Yer Guitar
    The Mothers-Weasels Ripped My Flesh
    Allan Holdsworth-Metal Fatigue
    Kansas-Leftoverture
    Bruford-One Of A Kind
    Gentle Giant-Three Friends
    Soft Machine 1
    Mike Keneally-Sluggo
    Mike Keneally-Dancing
    Jimi Hendrix-The Cry Of Love
    Bloomfield/Kooper/Stills-Super Session
    Jack Bruce-Songs For A Tailor
    Allman Bros-Shades Of Two Worlds
    Allman Bros-Fillmore East
    The Who-Live At Leeds
    Moody Blues-To Our Children's Children's Children
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    It's hard to narrow it down to just 10, and there will be loads which spring to mind when I've finished the list. Nevertheless, in no particular order: -

    - Television: Marquee Moon
    - Van Der Graaf Generator: Still Life
    - Emerson, Lake & Palmer: Brain Salad Surgery
    - Deep Purple: Burn
    - Golden Earring: Moontan
    - Eagles: One of These Nights
    - Genesis: Trespass
    - The Sound: From the Lion's Mouth
    - David Sylvian: Secrets of the Beehive
    - Barclay James Harvest: Everyone Is Everybody Else

    If I posted a list tomorrow, they could all be different.

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    Pay no attention to the order. These are all great albums and it is quite impossible to come up with a top ten. Top 10 artists/bands would be more manageable.

    1. We're Only in It for the Money (Frank Zappa)
    2. Hot Rats (Frank Zappa)
    3. Weasels Ripped My Flesh (Frank Zappa)
    4. Red (King Crimson)
    5. Discipline (King Crimson)
    6. Larks' Tongues in Aspic (King Crimson)
    7. Tago Mago (Can)
    8. Ege Bamyasi (Can)
    9. Future Days (Can)
    10. Trout Mask Replica (Captain Beefheart)
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    double post. delete, please.
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    My vanity list for today (what other reason for posting it?) Maybe not the best, but better than the rest...

    Harvest
    Village Green
    Physical Graffitti
    Wish You Were Here
    Can't Buy a Thrill
    Chicago Transit Authority
    Living in the Past
    Station to Station
    Future Games
    Sandinista!
    The Motels
    Discipline
    154
    Closer
    Low-Life
    Dire Straits
    The Pretenders
    The Queen is Dead
    In the Flat Field
    Seventeen Seconds
    More Fun in the New World
    Squeezing Out Sparks
    Daydream Nation
    Country Life
    Loveless
    Red Mecca

    All are real albums, not live or collections, I picked the Tull for the exclusive tracks like Dr Bogenbroom, which I consider to be Ian's manifesto on a-holes...

    Some bands have such an vast body of recorded work I refuse to pick one album. The Dead, Zappa... while an album like The Motels just stands out as a classic debut, like The Pretenders first album...
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    In no particular order

    The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground & Nico
    Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Lift Your Skinny Fists like Antennas to Heaven
    Sparklehorse - It's a Wonderful Life
    Radiohead - Amnesiac
    Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
    Pink Floyd - The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
    Silver Mt Zion - Kollaps Tradixionales
    dEUS - In a Bar, Under the Sea
    Battles - Mirrored
    Tom Waits - Blood Money
    Listening to one another is an important thing in life. And music tells us how to do that. - Claudio Abbado

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    Living In The Past sounds like a real album to me. And live albums are real too. Some of them suck, but there's a lot of great ones too.
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