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Reply #120 posted 08/25/12 6:19pm

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91. Brand new this year, The Explorers Club - Grand Hotel

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Reply #121 posted 08/25/12 6:20pm

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Byron said:

Azz said:

I don't believe Dangerous has been mentioned...

Michael Jackson - Dangerous

I vote that albums without the number next to them be automatically banned from the list lol lol...

I agree.

and on another note, since we're just listing every MJ album now, let's just get this out of the way..... lol

92) Michael Jackson - HIStory: Past, Present and Future - Book I

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Reply #122 posted 08/25/12 6:21pm

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93) Janelle Monae - The ArchAndroid

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Reply #123 posted 08/25/12 6:22pm

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94: One In A Million- Aaliyah

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Reply #124 posted 08/25/12 6:22pm

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Byron said:

Azz said:

I don't believe Dangerous has been mentioned...

Michael Jackson - Dangerous

I vote that albums without the number next to them be automatically banned from the list lol lol...

I'll just ignore all future ones. lol

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Reply #125 posted 08/25/12 6:36pm

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We have a really good and diverse list so far, but I'm curious.. does anybody here actually intend to listen to every one of these albums? Or are we all just posting our favorite albums and ignoring everyone else's posts? lol

I, for one, am fully intent on checking all of these out. I'm starting with a few I own and just never played. Fortunately, I use a music subscription service, so I should be able to listen to most of these albums easily.

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Reply #126 posted 08/25/12 6:37pm

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CrabalockerFishwife said:

We have a really good and diverse list so far, but I'm curious.. does anybody here actually intend to listen to every one of these albums? Or are we all just posting our favorite albums and ignoring everyone else's posts? lol

I, for one, am fully intent on checking all of these out. I'm starting with a few I own and just never played. Fortunately, I use a music subscription service, so I should be able to listen to most of these albums easily.

I'm not going to check all of them out, but I'll definetly check out some or most of them.

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Reply #127 posted 08/25/12 6:41pm

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aardvark15 said:

CrabalockerFishwife said:

I'm not going to check all of them out, but I'll definetly check out some or most of them.

I figure nobody will listen to all of the albums because - a) they're long.. 500 albums * an average of 40 minutes each.. nobody here is going to be that committed; and b) you'll have to either purchase or steal all of these albums, and I don't see anybody going through the trouble of stealing them or spending the money to buy them.

The 500 songs thread will be easier to get through due to it being less time consuming, and all (or most) of the songs being up on YouTube.

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Reply #128 posted 08/25/12 6:41pm

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97. Sufjan Stevens - The Age of Adz

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Reply #129 posted 08/25/12 6:45pm

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CrabalockerFishwife said:

We have a really good and diverse list so far, but I'm curious.. does anybody here actually intend to listen to every one of these albums? Or are we all just posting our favorite albums and ignoring everyone else's posts? lol

I, for one, am fully intent on checking all of these out. I'm starting with a few I own and just never played. Fortunately, I use a music subscription service, so I should be able to listen to most of these albums easily.

I'm checking out the ones I don't know. cool

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Reply #130 posted 08/25/12 6:46pm

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Moonbeam said:

97. Sufjan Stevens - The Age of Adz

^This is actually number 95.

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Reply #131 posted 08/25/12 6:57pm

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Can singles compilations be counted? - I ask this because we should have artists like Chuck Berry, Elvis, etc. on this list but back then, most songs were singles only.

If you don't want to include comps., that's fine, and I can stick to posting their stuff in the songs thread, but I think we need The Sun Sessions and perhaps Chuck Berry Is On Top on this list.

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Reply #132 posted 08/25/12 7:03pm

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CrabalockerFishwife said:

Can singles compilations be counted? - I ask this because we should have artists like Chuck Berry, Elvis, etc. on this list but back then, most songs were singles only.

If you don't want to include comps., that's fine, and I can stick to posting their stuff in the songs thread, but I think we need The Sun Sessions and perhaps Chuck Berry Is On Top on this list.

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I think they should be counted. nod Go ahead.

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Reply #133 posted 08/25/12 7:42pm

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96. Death Grips- The Money Store

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Datdonkeydick- Asherfierce

Gary Hunts Album Isn't That Good- Soulalive
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Reply #134 posted 08/25/12 7:47pm

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The next one will be number 97.

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Reply #135 posted 08/25/12 8:32pm

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97.

How can I stand 2 stay where I am? / Poor butterfly who don't understand.
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Reply #136 posted 08/25/12 8:45pm

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98: The Beatles- Past Masters




A collection of released songs not on the albums
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Reply #137 posted 08/25/12 8:50pm

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99. Mary Mary- The Sound


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Reply #138 posted 08/25/12 8:53pm

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100) Terence Trent D'Arby - Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent D'Arby

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Reply #139 posted 08/25/12 8:57pm

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101) Elvis Presley - The Sun Sessions

Or "Sunrise", or "Elvis At Sun" (other sun sessions comps.. this one was the original.. the other are later remasters).

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Reply #140 posted 08/25/12 9:10pm

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102) Res - How I Do

"Funkyslsistah… you ain't funky at all, you just a little ol' prude"!
"It's just my imagination, once again running away with me."
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Reply #141 posted 08/25/12 10:03pm

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103) Pet Sounds - The Beach Boys

Music, sweet music, I wish I could caress and...kiss, kiss...
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Reply #142 posted 08/26/12 12:03am

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104. Neil Young - Harvest

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Reply #143 posted 08/26/12 12:07am

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105) Tori Amos - From The Choirgirl Hotel

One of the most emotional, gut-wrenching, heartbreaking albums ever made.

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Reply #144 posted 08/26/12 12:28am

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106) Mary J Blige- My Life

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Reply #145 posted 08/26/12 1:57am

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107)Funkadelic- Let's Take it to the Stage

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JERKIN' EVERYTHING IN SIGHT!!!!!
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Reply #146 posted 08/26/12 2:07am

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108. George Winston - December

Simply put, this album is sacred. December does not fit too comfortably with the rest of my musical collection full of pop, funk, glam and post-punk. Nevertheless, it is absolutely one of my most cherished albums, not only for the content but also for what it has come to mean throughout my life.

Like most other George Winston efforts, December features his evocative piano playing and nothing else. Really, there is nothing else needed to add any more magic to these songs than what is already present. With a brilliant understanding of timing, volume and silence, George Winston creates a wonderful assortment of moods and atmospheres that capture the essence of the holiday season in America. While only a few of the songs touch on Christian themes, the entire album is graced with such a profund sanctity that it plays like a proper hymnal.

While the appeal of December is universal, its effect is also deeply personal for me. December is interwined so deeply in my core that it's difficult for me to envision a world without it. I grew up in Southeastern Michigan, and while my family did not have much in the way of traditions, we always celebrated Thanksgiving and Christmas with my grandmother, and this album was always there as the soundtrack. So it is that "Joy" takes me back to baking Christmas cookies at her house and "Peace" makes me recall the dorky game my brother and I used to play where we would compete to see who was caught looking at the other when the solitary chords came in. It was there as I was learning to play piano and greatly influenced my style of play, giving me years upon years of enjoyment and release that only playing an instrument can manage. It was there for countless hours of study during high school, college and graduate school. And it was there when I needed inspiration for a piece to play at my father's funeral (The "Pachelbel Kanon") and my grandmother's seven months later ("Some Children See Him").

I have since moved to Sydney, Australia, where Christmas typically finds residents hiding from the heat. And while winter days can get cold here, there is no wintry magic. There isn't the opportunity to stand outside at night in awe of the long, gray shadows stretching out from barren trees over the smooth, snowy, moonlit landscape, but hearing the "Night" suite reminds me just how that feels. My wife had never seen snow before I met her, but it was a real treat to see the childlike wonder in her eyes as she witnessed her first snowstorm and visited the world's largest Christmas store in Frankenmuth. And so it is with the dancing piano keys of Winston's version of "Carol of the Bells" that this vivid imagery rushes back from my memory.

If I had to sum up everything that music means to me and demonstrate its capacity, I would probably rattle off a lengthy diatribe of hyperbole after hyperbole, as I tend to do in many of my album reviews (such as this one). I'd be much better served to just provide this music as an example. Essentially, December isn't so much just an album, but a physical representation of everything I hold near and dear.

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Reply #147 posted 08/26/12 2:50am

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109 - Jeff Buckley - Grace

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Reply #148 posted 08/26/12 3:20am

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110) Buddy Holly

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Reply #149 posted 08/26/12 3:21am

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111) Sting - Nothing Like The Sun

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