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    Ten Best Albums

    This is something that I have been roped into on Facebook but I thought we could have a go on here.

    Choose 10 albums that greatly influenced your taste in music. No explanations, no reviews.
    And in No Particular Order!!

    Led Zeppelin 2
    Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
    The Cure - Seventeen Seconds
    The Jam - In The City
    Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
    REM - Automatic For The People
    The National - Boxer
    The Clash - London Calling
    The Smiths - Hatful Of Hollow
    Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid
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    AC/DC - Let there be Rock
    Black Sabbath - Masters of Reality
    Iron Maiden - Piece of Mind
    Metallica - Ride the Lightning
    Slayer - Reign In Blood
    Saxon - Strong Arm of the Law
    Death - Leprosy
    Motorhead - Bomber
    Megadeth - Peace Sells...but who's buying?
    Sepultura - Beneath the Remains
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    Could have been mutliple other tens, but this is what comes to mind this morning...

    Pixies - Doolittle
    Iron Maiden - Number of the Beast
    The Cure - Disintegration
    Mudhoney - Superfuzz BigMuff
    Elvis - 20 Golden Hits
    The National - Boxer
    Suzanne Vega - Solitude Standing
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    In no particular order...

    The Beatles - Abbey Road
    The Jam - All Mod Cons
    The Beat - I Just Can't Stop It
    The Specials - Specials
    Green Day - Dookie
    Billy Bragg - Talking With The Taxman About Poetry
    Elvis Costello - Armed Forces
    Blondie - Parallel Lines
    The Courteeners - St Jude
    Pulp - Different Class

    So, so many albums I could include but, at a push, these 10 for today
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    This changes every year!

    Pink Floyd - The Wall
    Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
    The Clash - London Calling
    Arcade Fire - Funeral
    Cream - Disraeli Gears
    I Am Kloot - Natural History
    Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
    The Beatles - Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band
    Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms
    Doves - The Last Broadcast
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    Could have done a top 20 quite easily, had to cull albums that should be on there !! ( so sorry Whitesnake Live in the heart of the City )

    John Mayalls Bluesbreakers :- The Beano Album
    King Crimson :- Discipline
    Stevie Wonder :- Hotter than July
    Trapeze :- You are the Music Were Just the band
    Led Zeppelin :- Presence
    Black Sabbaths Greatest Hits ( With the triumph a la morte cover)
    Dave Brubeck :- Take 5
    Al Di Meola :- Tour de Force Live
    The Tubes :- Completion Backwards Principle
    Judas Priest :- Killing Machine
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    Quote Originally Posted by Langers View Post
    This changes every year!
    Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
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    Not the best perhaps, but those which mean the most to me:

    Leonard Cohen - Songs of Leonard Cohen
    One Giant Leap - One Giant Leap
    Oasis - Definitely Maybe
    Bob Dylan - The times they are a-changing
    Faithless - Outrosepctive
    Mafikizolo - Sibongile
    Freshlyground - Nomvula
    The Streets - a grand don’t come for free
    Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
    The Beatles - white album

    Probably forgotten loads and will have a totally different list tomorrow.
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    Not my favourties, but those that shaped my music taste.

    Pearl Jam - Ten
    Nirvana - Nevermind
    Queens of the Stone Age - Songs for the Deaf
    Metallica - Black Album
    Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
    Nas - Illmatic
    Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication
    The Chemical Brothers - Dig Your Own Hole
    Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy
    Tool - Lateralus

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    the byrds - greatest hits
    the velvet underground and nico
    buzzcocks - singles going steady
    wire - pink flag
    bauhaus - 79-83
    the chameleons - script of the bridge
    sonic youth - sister
    this mortal coil - it'll end in tears
    soul mining - the the
    slint - spiderland
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    The bellow are the 10 most influential albums (that I can think off) that influenced my musical taste, and yes theres a compilation album but it was a tape that started a life long love affair

    The Doors - Music from the motion picture
    Stone Roses - Self titled
    Breeders - Last Splash
    Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
    Led Zepplin - II
    Sultans of Ping - Multiple Sex in the Cineplex
    Velvet Underground & Nico
    Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dreams
    Rage Against the Machine
    Chemical Brothers - Exit Planet Dust


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    Joy Division - unknown pleasures
    Oasis - Definitely Maybe
    Massive Attack - Blue Lines

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    The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead
    Oasis - Definitely Maybe
    Blur - Modern Life Is Rubbish
    The Killers - Hot Fuss
    The Beatles - Revolver
    Camera Obscura - My Maudlin Career
    The Long Blondes - Someone To Drive You Home
    Manic Street Preachers - Generation Terrorists
    The Divine Comedy - Casanova
    The Beautiful South - 0898 Beautiful South
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    Quote Originally Posted by Newbridge Wolf View Post
    The bellow are the 10 most influential albums (that I can think off) that influenced my musical taste, and yes theres a compilation album but it was a tape that started a life long love affair

    The Doors - Music from the motion picture
    Stone Roses - Self titled
    Breeders - Last Splash
    Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
    Led Zepplin - II
    Sultans of Ping - Multiple Sex in the Cineplex
    Velvet Underground & Nico
    Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dreams
    Rage Against the Machine
    Chemical Brothers - Exit Planet Dust


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    Joy Division - unknown pleasures
    Oasis - Definitely Maybe
    Massive Attack - Blue Lines
    Thats funny - I'm doing my Top 10 albums on FB and have been considering putting the Doors soundtrack on it too. My Mum had it on tape in the 90's and it eventually became mine as a teenager growing up. Really good soundtrack
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    The Jam -All Mod Cons
    The Who - Meaty Beaty
    The Beat - I Just Can't Stop It
    Dexys - Searching For The Young Soul Rebels
    Madness - Absolutely
    Kate Bush - The Kick Inside
    The Beatles - Revolver
    The Small Faces - Ogdens Nut Gone Flake
    Neil Young - Harvest
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nando View Post
    Not my favourties, but those that shaped my music taste.

    Pearl Jam - Ten
    Nirvana - Nevermind
    Queens of the Stone Age - Songs for the Deaf
    Metallica - Black Album
    Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
    Nas - Illmatic
    Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication
    The Chemical Brothers - Dig Your Own Hole
    Led Zeppelin - Houses of the Holy
    Tool - Lateralus
    More than half of these would be in my top 10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dublin Drummer Wolf View Post
    Thats funny - I'm doing my Top 10 albums on FB and have been considering putting the Doors soundtrack on it too. My Mum had it on tape in the 90's and it eventually became mine as a teenager growing up. Really good soundtrack
    My mom certainly wasn't listening to the doors! Its a great album but missing a couple of key songs.

    Missed Neil Young, theres so many more that I just don't think that 10s enough!

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    My Mum had a lot of hippy type mates when I was growing up. Friends of hers left tapes of REM, Nirvana, Orbital in the house after parties and I used to copy them. I was exposed to a lot of cool stuff as a kid to be fair
    Quote Originally Posted by James View Post

    I honestly didn't think people were that stupid...

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    I'd struggle to narrow it down to 10 bands! I'll have a think about this later, but like many have said, my top 10 varies depending on the day, week, season, whether I'm peckish...
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    Quote Originally Posted by lemonjelly View Post
    I'd struggle to narrow it down to 10 bands! I'll have a think about this later, but like many have said, my top 10 varies depending on the day, week, season, whether I'm peckish...
    I actually felt bad for albums I'd left off. I felt like I should have apologised to The Who Live at Leeds, ELO Out of the Blue, Deep Purple Come Taste the Band etc. etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lemonjelly View Post
    I'd struggle to narrow it down to 10 bands! I'll have a think about this later, but like many have said, my top 10 varies depending on the day, week, season, whether I'm peckish...
    isn’t it more ones that influenced your taste rather than favourites. I put the byrds as it got me into jingle jangle guitars but it’s nowhere near a favourite album. it’s still hard thinking about which albums or music set you on a particular path.
    it is not that I have no past. rather, it continually fragments on the terrible and vivid ephemera of now.

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    Aye, those aren't my top 10 albums of all time. Just at various times in my life they've meant a lot or opened up an avenue into following a band/artist.

    Like A Prayer (for example) is better than at least three in that list of mine but that isn't the question.
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    Led Zeppelin IV
    The Eagles - Desperado
    Tracey Thorn - A Distant Shore
    The Clash - London Calling
    Ezio - Black Boots On Latin Feet
    Portishead - Dummy
    Johnny Cash - Man in Black
    Eels - Daisies of the Galaxy
    Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
    David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust

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    Listen Without Prejudice - George Michael
    Violator - Depeche Mode
    Definitely Maybe - Oasis
    All You Need Is Now - Duran Duran
    Behaviour - Pet Shop Boys
    Songs of Faith and Devotion - Depeche Mode
    Electronic - Electronic
    Revolver - Beatles
    New Order - Republic
    Rio - Duran Duran
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    Stone Roses - self titled
    Nirvana - Nevermind
    Korn - Korn
    Leftfield - Leftism
    Orbital - Orbital 1
    Oasis - Definitely Maybe
    The Smiths - Best of (a bit partridge I know)
    Streets - Original Pirate Material
    Charlatans - Some Friendly
    REM - Monster

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    ac/dc - if you want blood
    iron maiden - live after death
    underworld - everything, everything
    lemon jelly - lemonjelly.ky
    mogwai - mogwai young team
    the avalanches - since i left you
    ludovico einaudi - islands
    girl talk - night ripper
    chemical brothers - exit plant dust
    james - laid

    gah! need to include the easy rider soundtrack, and northern exposure by sasha and digweed!
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    Should stress that my list up top is not at all a total faves list but following the brief. The Saxon and AC/DC albums were bought by my dad for me when I first got a vinyl player, and the Death album which most of you would hate opened my eyes completely to a different type of music (it's epic by the way)

    I could have included loads of others. Sad Wings of Destiny or Defenders of the Faith by Priest instantly spring to mind. Angel Witch as well. Plus Black Metal by Venom or Melissa by Mercyful Fate.
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