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Sunday, November 04, 2007

Top 5 Albums

Although this may just be a short post, it's actually one that I've been trying to come up with for quite some time now.

A couple of months back, on a long drive up to Wales, the question was raised as to what my all time top 5 albums were, and this actually took a lot more work than I'd expected! But, after a couple of months of going through my music collection (not two months solidly of course), I've finally come up with my top 5, but in no particular order, albums which I've just never tired of hearing:

1. Zero 7 - Simple Things
2. Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
3. Diana Krall - Live In Paris
4. Joan Osborne - Relish
5. Air - Moon Safari

Looking at my choices, they're mostly laid back albums that you can really chill out to, as I seem to find these are the ones that have the longest lasting appeal for me.

So now I'd be interested to know what other peoples all time top 5 albums are; give it some thought, it may not be as easy as it seems!


  • No particular order:
    1. Achtung Baby - U2
    2. So - Peter Gabriel
    3. Living with Ghosts - Patty Griffin
    4. Out of Time - REM
    5. Together Alone - Crowded House
    6. Steady On - Shawn Colvin

    PS - Chunky ladies going down!

    By Blogger The [Cherry] Ride, at 10:17 pm  

  • Just five is tough!

    My Bloody Valentine- Loveless
    Swervedriver- Mezcal Head
    Ride- Going Blank Again
    The Smiths- Meat is Murder
    Yo la Tengo- Electr-o-pura

    By Blogger classyandfancy, at 8:31 pm  

  • James "Seven"
    John Coltrane "A Love Supreme"
    The Smiths "The Queen Is Dead"
    Stone Roses "Stone Roses"
    Thelonious Monk "Alone In San Francisco"

    * This might change by next week since there is about 20 albums that need to fit into my top 5.

    By Blogger 5 of 9er, at 4:05 pm  

  • Well bugger me with a fish fork! I've never heard of an American liking the Stone Roses before! I have to say that I'm somewhat in the minority in that I tend to prefer the Second Coming.
    Smiths are also classics, but I'm a ponce and prefer the singles to the albums.

    Pink Floyd should is also a fine choice, especially Wish You Were Here. Although The Wall does have possibly one of the greatest songs ever recorded on it - Comfortably Numb.

    I'm not actually going to do a top 5 as I agree with 5 of 9er. But other albums of note must surely be:

    - Dire Straits - Brother's in Arms
    - Radiohead - The Bends
    - Jack Johnson - In Between Dreams (so wonderfully smooth and mellow)
    - The Levellers - One Way of Life

    Having said that, ask me tomorrow and I'll likely come out with a completely different list, across different genres!

    By Anonymous Leano, at 5:10 pm  

  • Today's choices would include Green Day, Muse, and Metalica (The black album)

    Every day's different :o)

    By Anonymous Leano, at 1:05 pm  

  • Damn it! I forgot Stone Roses S/T! Now the question is, what to bump out of my top 5?

    By Blogger classyandfancy, at 6:55 pm  

  • Classy... we should just combine ours.

    By Blogger 5 of 9er, at 8:48 pm  

  • Cherry, I think we'd get along swimmingly. I'd have to have Achtung Baby and Out of Time on my list too. The Bends is also awesome. And I'd round it out with Tricky - Maxinquaye and Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet. I should be embarrassed about that last one, but I'm not. Although it was a toss up between that, Smashing Pumpkins and Nirvana...

    By Blogger Kadonkadonk, at 5:36 pm  

  • I'm going with a top 13. I got carried away, but I really can't make any more cuts, I'm sorry. This is what I got, in no particular order (I can't possibly put them in order either). If I could never to any one of these for the rest of my life I'd be incomplete, somehow.

    1. Funkadelic - Cosmic Slop
    2. Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
    3. Promise Ring - Wood/Water
    4. Built To Spill - Live
    5. My Morning Jacket - At Dawn
    6. The Beatles - Abbey Road
    7. Allman Brothers - Live at the Phillmore East
    8. My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
    9. Ween - Chocolate and Cheese
    10. Pavement - Slanted and Enchanted
    11. Queens of the Stone Age - Self Titled
    12. Yo La Tengo - I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One
    13. Flaming Lips - Soft Bulletin

    Okay, fuck it. I'm flushing a top five out of this, cutting out live albums. In order:
    1. Dark Side by Floyd
    2. Flaming Lips - Soft Bulletin
    3. Cosmic Slop by Funkadelic
    4. QOTSA - Self Titled
    5. My Morning Jacket - At Dawn

    Okay, we'll discuss this further over a beer in Chicago on Friday.

    By Blogger Dr. Kenneth Noisewater, at 3:35 am  

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