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Reply #30 posted 02/21/18 11:37pm

Fronk

Frank Ocean - Blond

Prince - Sign O The Times

Kanye West - Yeezus

Sufjan Stevens - Illinois

Beck - Sea Change

These are probably interchangable with some of the above depending on mood at the time:

Serge Gainsbourg - Histoire de Melody Nelson

Tori Amos - From The Choirgirl Hotel

Madonna - Erotica

Radiohead - Kid A

[Edited 2/21/18 23:43pm]

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Reply #31 posted 02/22/18 12:07am

NorthC

Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent d'Arby
Prince: Lovesexy
Sly & the Family Stone: Stand
The Rolling Stones: Sticky Fingers
Bob Dylan: Highway 61 Revisited

I simply put them in the order in which I bought them. All these albums made me want to hear the rest of their work and made me a fan of those acts.
And okay, I'll cheat like everyone else and put in an hounorable mention for What's Going on, Curtis by (guess who), Hounds of Love...
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Reply #32 posted 02/22/18 12:47am

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Fronk said:

Frank Ocean - Blond

Prince - Sign O The Times

Kanye West - Yeezus

Sufjan Stevens - Illinois

Beck - Sea Change

These are probably interchangable with some of the above depending on mood at the time:

Serge Gainsbourg - Histoire de Melody Nelson

Tori Amos - From The Choirgirl Hotel

Madonna - Erotica

Radiohead - Kid A

[Edited 2/21/18 23:43pm]


My list is so better than yours.

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Reply #33 posted 02/22/18 3:15am

NorthC

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Reply #34 posted 02/22/18 3:19am

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It is always difficult to create small lists out of such a wide array of wonderful albums, but these are the ones that I have played the most to date:

1. Prince - Sign O The Times / 1999

2. Prince - Purple Rain / Controversy / ATWIAD

3. Michael Jackson - Thriller / Off The Wall

4. Miles Davis - Kind of Blue

5. Steely Dan - Gaucho / Janet Jackson - Control

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Reply #35 posted 02/22/18 6:44am

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Fronk said:

Frank Ocean - Blond


Prince - Sign O The Times


Kanye West - Yeezus


Sufjan Stevens - Illinois


Beck - Sea Change



These are probably interchangable with some of the above depending on mood at the time:



Serge Gainsbourg - Histoire de Melody Nelson


Tori Amos - From The Choirgirl Hotel


Madonna - Erotica


Radiohead - Kid A



[Edited 2/21/18 23:43pm]


Great to see someone else besides me mention Sufjan on the org. He has put out so much good material I wouldn't know what to choose, though I can't quibble with Illinois.
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Reply #36 posted 02/22/18 11:24am

Fronk

MattyJam said:



Fronk said:


Frank Ocean - Blond


Prince - Sign O The Times


Kanye West - Yeezus


Sufjan Stevens - Illinois


Beck - Sea Change



These are probably interchangable with some of the above depending on mood at the time:



Serge Gainsbourg - Histoire de Melody Nelson


Tori Amos - From The Choirgirl Hotel


Madonna - Erotica


Radiohead - Kid A




[Edited 2/21/18 23:43pm]




My list is so better than yours.


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Reply #37 posted 02/22/18 1:58pm

luvsexy4all

chicago transit authority

the pretenders

living colour vivid

black sabbath vol 4

van halen fair warning

---no sense to add prince albums...

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Reply #38 posted 02/22/18 2:09pm

namepeace

My personal Top 5 changes, but:


Sign O' The Times, Prince

Talking Book, Stevie Wonder

It Takes A Nation of Millions To Hold Us Back, Public Enemy

A Love Supreme, John Coltrane

Purple Rain, Prince and the Revolution

Good night, sweet Prince | 7 June 1958 - 21 April 2016

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Reply #39 posted 02/22/18 8:44pm

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Fronk said:

Frank Ocean - Blond

Prince - Sign O The Times

Kanye West - Yeezus

Sufjan Stevens - Illinois

Beck - Sea Change

These are probably interchangable with some of the above depending on mood at the time:

Serge Gainsbourg - Histoire de Melody Nelson

Tori Amos - From The Choirgirl Hotel

Madonna - Erotica

Radiohead - Kid A

[Edited 2/21/18 23:43pm]


Give this person a gold star for having Serge Gainsbourg's Histoire de Melody Nelson on their list. thumbs up!

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Reply #40 posted 02/22/18 10:49pm

dancerella

This is such a hard decision narrowing it down to five but here goes..
1) Appetite for destruction- Guns n roses
2) Mother Love Bone - Mother Love Bone
3) Experiment - The System
4) Heartbreak - Shalamar
5) The pleasure seekers - The System
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Reply #41 posted 02/23/18 5:03am

Dasein

When did five turn into ten?


Parade - Prince & The Revolution
Brilliant Corners - Thelonious Monk
The Beatles - The Beatles
Figure 8 - Elliott Smith
Popular - Van Hunt



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Reply #42 posted 02/23/18 6:32am

TheFman

sexton said:

Fronk said:

Frank Ocean - Blond

Prince - Sign O The Times

Kanye West - Yeezus

Sufjan Stevens - Illinois

Beck - Sea Change

These are probably interchangable with some of the above depending on mood at the time:

Serge Gainsbourg - Histoire de Melody Nelson

Tori Amos - From The Choirgirl Hotel

Madonna - Erotica

Radiohead - Kid A

[Edited 2/21/18 23:43pm]


Give this person a gold star for having Serge Gainsbourg's Histoire de Melody Nelson on their list. thumbs up!

and a gitane biggrin Serge got some from me back than.

He's in my top 10 artists, but not in my albums top 10. Histoire de MN is a disc to have however, on vinyl of course wink

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Reply #43 posted 02/23/18 9:03am

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TheFman said:

sexton said:


Give this person a gold star for having Serge Gainsbourg's Histoire de Melody Nelson on their list. thumbs up!

and a gitane biggrin Serge got some from me back than.

He's in my top 10 artists, but not in my albums top 10. Histoire de MN is a disc to have however, on vinyl of course wink


Serge is one of my top ten artists as well which I posted here: http://prince.org/msg/7/4...?&pg=2 (reply #47)

Histoire de Melody Nelson is my #2 album of the 70s, but not in my top five overall. I have the 40th anniversary box set. It's amazing.

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Reply #44 posted 02/23/18 9:37am

Cinny

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2freaky4church1 said:

Blood, Sugar, Sex Magic the best album??

It's good not great. There are about a million better hard rock disks.


This comment is sticking with me. You know how it is when a certain album sticks with you, maybe while your brain is pruning and it still lights up like Christmas every time you hear it.

There is an MC Lyte album that does this for me and I don't think it has appeared in ANY album list published anywhere.

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Reply #45 posted 02/23/18 9:39am

Cinny

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Dasein said:

When did five turn into ten?


Parade - Prince & The Revolution
Brilliant Corners - Thelonious Monk
The Beatles - The Beatles
Figure 8 - Elliott Smith
Popular - Van Hunt




Laughing at your question lol I appreciate you narrowing it down to a top five. Is that the White Album you are referring to?

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Reply #46 posted 02/23/18 9:40am

Cinny

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sexton said:

TheFman said:

and a gitane biggrin Serge got some from me back than.

He's in my top 10 artists, but not in my albums top 10. Histoire de MN is a disc to have however, on vinyl of course wink


Serge is one of my top ten artists as well which I posted here: http://prince.org/msg/7/4...?&pg=2 (reply #47)

Histoire de Melody Nelson is my #2 album of the 70s, but not in my top five overall. I have the 40th anniversary box set. It's amazing.


Friend of mine got an original vinyl copy. I'm way more into the Jane Birkin album.

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Reply #47 posted 02/23/18 9:40am

namepeace

Cinny said:

2freaky4church1 said:

Blood, Sugar, Sex Magic the best album??

It's good not great. There are about a million better hard rock disks.


This comment is sticking with me. You know how it is when a certain album sticks with you, maybe while your brain is pruning and it still lights up like Christmas every time you hear it.

There is an MC Lyte album that does this for me and I don't think it has appeared in ANY album list published anywhere.


a top 5 is a personal choice.

Good night, sweet Prince | 7 June 1958 - 21 April 2016

Props will be withheld until the showing and proving has commenced. -- Aaron McGruder
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Reply #48 posted 02/23/18 9:41am

Cinny

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namepeace said:

My personal Top 5 changes, but:


Sign O' The Times, Prince

Talking Book, Stevie Wonder

It Takes A Nation of Millions To Hold Us Back, Public Enemy

A Love Supreme, John Coltrane

Purple Rain, Prince and the Revolution


Would these all appear in a top five of their respective genre?

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Reply #49 posted 02/23/18 10:41am

glamstar01

Purple Rain - Prince

Urban Hymns - The Verve

Sign of the times - movie soundtrack - Prince

Best of - Earth Wind & Fire

Best of - Elvis

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Reply #50 posted 02/23/18 11:08am

namepeace

Cinny said:

namepeace said:

My personal Top 5 changes, but:


Sign O' The Times, Prince

Talking Book, Stevie Wonder

It Takes A Nation of Millions To Hold Us Back, Public Enemy

A Love Supreme, John Coltrane

Purple Rain, Prince and the Revolution


Would these all appear in a top five of their respective genre?



SOTT and Talking Book wouldn't because there are other works from the respective artists that are even more well-thought-of. Like Purple Rain and Songs In The Key Of Life.

Good night, sweet Prince | 7 June 1958 - 21 April 2016

Props will be withheld until the showing and proving has commenced. -- Aaron McGruder
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Reply #51 posted 02/23/18 12:11pm

CoolMF

Cinny said:

2freaky4church1 said:

Blood, Sugar, Sex Magic the best album??

It's good not great. There are about a million better hard rock disks.


This comment is sticking with me. You know how it is when a certain album sticks with you, maybe while your brain is pruning and it still lights up like Christmas every time you hear it.

There is an MC Lyte album that does this for me and I don't think it has appeared in ANY album list published anywhere.

Hmmmm...are we talking about Lyte As A Rock?

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Reply #52 posted 02/23/18 12:43pm

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Cinny said:

sexton said:


Serge is one of my top ten artists as well which I posted here: http://prince.org/msg/7/4...?&pg=2 (reply #47)

Histoire de Melody Nelson is my #2 album of the 70s, but not in my top five overall. I have the 40th anniversary box set. It's amazing.


Friend of mine got an original vinyl copy. I'm way more into the Jane Birkin album.


Reviews on Steve Hoffman say the vinyl anniversary reissue is very good.

I saw Jane Birkin live earlier this month at this show: http://www.brooklynvegan....-setlist/ Incroyable !

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Reply #53 posted 02/23/18 2:34pm

Dasein

Cinny said:

Dasein said:

When did five turn into ten?


Parade - Prince & The Revolution
Brilliant Corners - Thelonious Monk
The Beatles - The Beatles
Figure 8 - Elliott Smith
Popular - Van Hunt




Is that the White Album you are referring to?


Yep.

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Reply #54 posted 02/23/18 3:17pm

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namepeace said:

Cinny said:


Would these all appear in a top five of their respective genre?



SOTT and Talking Book wouldn't because there are other works from the respective artists that are even more well-thought-of. Like Purple Rain and Songs In The Key Of Life.

In my opinion neither of them are better than the former albums. Perhaps you could make the case about PR being better than SOTT, however SITKOL is not as cohesive sound and lyrical wise as Talkin Book.

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Reply #55 posted 02/23/18 5:54pm

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As of this very moment, although it can change daily, mine are in no particular order:

Led Zeppelin-Presence

Prince-SOTT

Fiona Apple-Tidal

Stevie Wonder-Innervisions

Rolling Stones-Black and Blue

Honorable mentions; Fleetwood Mac-Rumors; Steely Dan-Aja; EWF-Gratitude; The Beatles-Abbey Road; Christina Aguilera-Stripped. So many to choose from, so hard to pick just five because I like so many different styles and eras. Love mixing it up! biggrin

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Reply #56 posted 02/23/18 7:01pm

funkdoctorrock

5 albums are limited to 5 different sounds...
It makes no sense...
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Reply #57 posted 02/24/18 6:15am

Poplife88

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Today it's...

Sign o the times
Revolver
Wish You Were Here
Rumours
Hunky Dory

All of these are tied with, Blue, Pet Sounds, who's Next, SO many other Prince and Beatles albums, Led Zeppelin I to PG, The Wall, Music from Big Pink, Blood on the Tracks, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Definitely Maybe, Stone Roses, Exile...oh so many more
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Reply #58 posted 02/24/18 6:40am

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Serge is art rock. The art gets in the way of the art. lol

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #59 posted 02/24/18 6:56am

LouieLestate

I aint ranking them lol. I can't do that.

- The Bodyguard

- Meteora

- Thriller

- Hybrid Theory

- Bad

The 5 albums I would choose if they where the only music I would be able to listen to for the rest of my life.

I'll still secretly use Dangerous, Out of Ashes and Songs in the Key of Life. The question police will never find out.

"We're not hitchhiking anymore!....we're riding!!"
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