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    Default Top 10 best rock albums of all time?

    Everyone's got a list. Let's hear it. Could be mainstream, alternative, mixed style like folk rock, ciuntry rock, jazz rock, etc. No pure jazz or blues, don't want to see Miles Davis or Herbie. Bo Diddley is fine, of course.
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    1. Love – Forever Changes
    2. The Red Crayola – The Parable of Arable Land
    3. The Beatles – Revolver
    4. The Pixies – Doolittle
    5. Sonic Youth – Daydream Nation
    6. Joy Division – Closer
    7. Tim Buckley – Happy Sad
    8. Sly and the Family Stone - There's a Riot Goin' On
    9. Elvis Costello - Armed Forces
    10. The Mekons - Natural
    Last edited by Phil loves classical; Apr-29-2017 at 21:42. Reason: Indecision
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    1. Kate Bush - Hounds of love
    2. Genesis - Selling England by the pound
    3. Pink Floyd - Wish you were here
    4. Tori Amos - Scarlets walk
    5. Porcupine Tree - Fear of a blank planet
    6. Dire Straits - Love over gold
    7. Genesis - A trick of the tail
    8. Paul Simon - Graceland
    9. Tori Amos - Little earthquakes
    10. Peter Gabriel - So
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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Rock View Post
    1. Kate Bush - Hounds of love
    2. Genesis - Selling England by the pound
    3. Pink Floyd - Wish you were here
    4. Tori Amos - Scarlets walk
    5. Porcupine Tree - Fear of a blank planet
    6. Dire Straits - Love over gold
    7. Genesis - A trick of the tail
    8. Paul Simon - Graceland
    9. Tori Amos - Little earthquakes
    10. Peter Gabriel - So
    Heck, that is who Joanna Newsom reminds me of, Tori Amos! Couldn't put my finger on it before.
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    Ok, I'll try...

    1. Yes - Tales of Topographic Oceans
    2. Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
    3. Genesis - The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
    4. Frank Zappa - Hot Rats
    5. Cream - Fresh Cream
    6. Morbid Angel - Blessed Are the Sick
    7. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
    8. Rush - Hemispheres
    9. Kate Bush - The Kick Inside
    10. Gentle Giant - Gentle Giant

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    Robert Wyatt - Rock Bottom
    Michael Mantler - Hapless child
    The residents - Not available
    Nuno Canavarro - Plux quba (ok, this one is hardly rock music)
    Tim Buckley - Happy sad
    Milton Nascimento - Clube da esquina
    Van Morrison - Astral weeks
    Monoshock - Walk to the fire
    Pop Group - Y
    feedtime - feedtime
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    1. Trout Mask Replica - Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band (1969)
    2. Rock Bottom - Robert Wyatt (1974)
    3. Faust - Faust (1971)
    4. The Velvet Underground & Nico - The Velvet Underground (1967)
    5. Astral Weeks - Van Morrison (1968)
    6. Parable of Arable Land - Red Crayola (1967)
    7. The Doors - The Doors (1967)
    8. Lorca - Tim Buckley (1970)
    9. Twin Infinitives - Royal Trux (1990)
    10. Desertshore - Nico (1970)

    NOTE: In the Aeroplane Over the Sea - Neutral Milk Hotel (1998) is actually #3 (for Rock) on my most recently posted list over on besteveralbums.com, which hasn't been seriously attended to or updated for a while. However, I need to re-evaluate it to ensure it's still Top 10 worthy. Will re-submit if needed.
    Last edited by AfterHours; Apr-29-2017 at 17:51.
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    Quote Originally Posted by norman bates View Post
    Robert Wyatt - Rock Bottom
    Michael Mantler - Hapless child
    The residents - Not available
    Nuno Canavarro - Plux quba (ok, this one is hardly rock music)
    Tim Buckley - Happy sad
    Milton Nascimento - Clube da esquina
    Van Morrison - Astral weeks
    Monoshock - Walk to the fire
    Pop Group - Y
    feedtime - feedtime
    Are you the same norman bates from besteveralbums.com?
    "We must not cease from exploration. And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we began and to know the place for the first time." -- T.S. Eliot

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    Quote Originally Posted by AfterHours View Post
    Are you the same norman bates from besteveralbums.com?
    no, I don't even know that site, it's probably just a common username
    Last edited by norman bates; Apr-29-2017 at 17:58.
    What time is the next swan?

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    I could list top 500 heavy metal albums, but I'm not sure I ever listened to ten rock ones..!
    Wäre das Faktum wahr, – wäre der außerordentliche Fall wirklich eingetreten, daß die politische Gesetzgebung der Vernunft übertragen, der Mensch als Selbstzweck respektiert und behandelt, das Gesetz auf den Thron erhoben, und wahre Freiheit zur Grundlage des Staatsgebäudes gemacht worden, so wollte ich auf ewig von den Musen Abschied nehmen, und dem herrlichsten aller Kunstwerke, der Monarchie der Vernunft, alle meine Thätigkeit widmen.

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    ^ AFAIK Heavy metal is still seen as a sub-genre of rock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xaltotun View Post
    I could list top 500 heavy metal albums, but I'm not sure I ever listened to ten rock ones..!
    Well, yeah... I was also streching a bit the definition of "rock" with my Morbid Angel album... so please, let us see your metal top 10

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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Rock View Post
    ^ AFAIK Heavy metal is still seen as a sub-genre of rock.
    Technically and objectively it is, certainly, but my personal feeling is that the differences outweigh the similarities.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lenny View Post
    Well, yeah... I was also streching a bit the definition of "rock" with my Morbid Angel album... so please, let us see your metal top 10
    Ok! I don't listen to this stuff anymore, but I spent a large part of my life with it.

    1.Morbid Angel: Abominations of Desolation (1986)
    2.Blasphemy: Fallen Angel of Doom (1990)
    3.Entombed: Left Hand Path (1989)
    4.Mortuary Drape: Into The Drape (1992)
    5.Sadistik Exekution: The Magus (1986)
    6.Master's Hammer: Ritual (1991)
    7.Slayer: Show No Mercy (1983)
    8.Slayer: Haunting the Chapel (1983)
    9.Beherit: Drawing Down the Moon (1992)
    10.Mercyful Fate: Don't Break the Oath (1984)
    Wäre das Faktum wahr, – wäre der außerordentliche Fall wirklich eingetreten, daß die politische Gesetzgebung der Vernunft übertragen, der Mensch als Selbstzweck respektiert und behandelt, das Gesetz auf den Thron erhoben, und wahre Freiheit zur Grundlage des Staatsgebäudes gemacht worden, so wollte ich auf ewig von den Musen Abschied nehmen, und dem herrlichsten aller Kunstwerke, der Monarchie der Vernunft, alle meine Thätigkeit widmen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by norman bates View Post
    no, I don't even know that site, it's probably just a common username
    Yep, just curious. How's the hotel business?
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    Quote Originally Posted by AfterHours View Post
    Are you the same norman bates from besteveralbums.com?
    Are you the same Norman Bates from Psycho?
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