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The 50 best albums ever made (Kind of)

Discussion in 'Sensorium' started by SleepleSS, Oct 24, 2005.

  1. SleepleSS Gems: 24/31
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    [​IMG] Allright, this weekend I was thinking about what 50 albums have changed my live forever and I came up with the following list (In alphabetic order):
    (Actually "Spit" by Kittie also changed my life in some way but I can't call it one of the 50 best albums ever)

    Aemen: Fooly Dressed
    After Forever: Decipher
    After Forever: Prison Of Desire
    After Forever: Remagine
    Allen - Lande: The Battle
    Ambeon: Fate Of A Dreamer
    Angelzoom: Angelzoom
    Avril Lavigne: Under My Skin
    Ayreon: Final Experiment
    Ayreon: Into The Electric Castle
    Black Sabbath: Master Of Reality
    Black Sabbath: Never Say Die
    Boards Of Canada: Geogaddi
    Boards Of Canada: Music Has The Right To Children
    Cradle Of Filth: Dusk... And Her Embrace
    Cradle Of Filth: Midian
    Cradle Of Filth: V Empire
    Daniel Lioneye: King Of Rock'N'Roll
    Dimmu Borgir: For All Tid
    Finntroll: Jaktens Tid
    Gnarkill: Gnarkill
    HIM: Greatest Lovesongs 666
    HIM: Razorblade Romance
    Joseph Arthur: Big City Secrets
    Joseph Arthur: Come To Where I'M From
    Joseph Arthur: Our Shadows Will Remain
    Mago De Oz: Finisterra
    Mago De Oz: Gaia
    Mandragora Scream: A Whisper Of Dew
    Mandragora Scream: Fairy Tales From Hell'S Caves
    Nightwish: Oceanborn
    Nightwish: Once
    Nightwish: Wishmaster
    Ozzy Osbourne: Blizzard Of Oz
    Ozzy Osbourne: Diary Of A Madman
    Ozzy Osbourne: Down To Earth
    Ozzy Osbourne: Ozzmosis
    Reutoff: Unseen Rituals
    Shadow Project: Dreams For The Dying
    Star One: Space Metal
    Tiamat: Clouds
    Tiamat: Wildhoney
    Tori Amos: Little Earthquakes
    Tristania: Widow'S Weeds
    Tristania: World Of Glass
    Turbonegro: Apocalypse Dudes
    Turbonegro: Ass Cobra
    Within Temptation: Mother Earth
    Within Temptation: Silent Force
    Within Temptation: The Dance

    Use this topic to post your own 50 favourite albums or to discuss the ones posted by other members!
  2. Undertaker Gems: 27/31
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    Jun 15, 2005
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    Only 50?
    random order:

    Iron Maiden:
    -Iron Maiden
    -The Number of the Beast
    -Brave New World

    -Ride the Lightning
    -Master of Puppets

    Iced Earth:
    -Burnt Offerings
    -Something Wicked This Way Comes

    Mercyful Fate:
    -Don't Break the Oath

    King Diamond:
    -Fatal Portrait

    Cradle of Filth:
    -V Empire
    -Dusk...and her Embrace

    Theatre of Tragedy:
    -Theatre of Tragedy
    -Velvet Darkness They Fear

    -Worship Him
    -Blood Ritual
    -Ceremony of Opposites

    all albums

    -Back to the Blind
    -Morbid Reich

    Morbid Angel

    My Dying Bride:
    -As the Flowers Withers
    -Turn Loose the Swans
    -The Angel and the Dark River

    -Beneath the Remains

    -Dance of December Souls
    -Brave Murder Day

    The Sisters of Mercy:

    -Epicus Doomicus Metallicus

    -The New Order
    -The Gathering


    -Reign in Blood
    -Seasons in the Abyss

    Judas Priest:
    -British Steel

    Running Wild:
    -Under Jolly Roger
    -Black Hand Inn

    Paradise Lost
    -Draconian Times
    -Paradise Lost

    time to end. I could go on like this to about 200 top albums

    [ October 24, 2005, 12:48: Message edited by: Undertaker ]
  3. Rallymama Gems: 31/31
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    BTDT - 885 All-Time Greatest Albums

    My favorite radio station just finished playing this countdown last week. It was amazing, especially when they started playing the full albums of the Top 25. The results were determined by a listener poll, and 5400 people voted.
  4. SleepleSS Gems: 24/31
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    Autumn: Summers End

    I did forget that one... but I don't know wich album should leave the list to put that one in...

    Either The Dance, Midian, Never Say Die or Ass Cobra...

    Same counts for
    System Of A Down: System Of A Down...

    [ October 24, 2005, 15:57: Message edited by: SleepleSS ]
  5. T2Bruno

    T2Bruno The only source of knowledge is experience Distinguished Member ★ SPS Account Holder Adored Veteran New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    No album has ever changed my life. My life is my own and I'm not about to let some mamma's boy or a guy screaming in a falsetto tell me how to be a man. I love music, but it certainly doesn't alter the way I live.

    By the way, 50 of your favorite albums does not equate to the 50 best albums ever made.
  6. SleepleSS Gems: 24/31
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    add T2Bruno:

    Do you take everything so litterally?

    Let me refrase it for you then:

    Wich 50 albums do you like best?


    And with changed my life i ment: Did completly blow me away, and changed my vision on music or something like that...
  7. T2Bruno

    T2Bruno The only source of knowledge is experience Distinguished Member ★ SPS Account Holder Adored Veteran New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    SleepleSS: What a great retort (I'm being sincere). I'm not a big fan of the same music you listen to, but I like your attitude.

    Hmmm.... changed my vision on music...

    Wings: Band on the Run and The Eagles (self-titled album) got me listening to Rock. From then on everything is a blur.
  8. DarkStrider

    DarkStrider I've seen the future and it has seen me Distinguished Member

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    Here's my list in alphabetical order diverse and eclectic :grin:

    Aerosmith: Pump
    Armand van Helden: Nympho
    Basement Jaxx: Kish Kash
    Beatles: Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Heart Club's Band
    Black Sabbath: Sabbath bloody sabbath
    Clannad: The magical ring
    Coldplay: x & y
    David Guetta: F*** Me I'm Famous
    Deep Dish: George is on
    Deep Forest: Deep Forest
    Dido: No Angel
    Dr Dre: 2001
    Emerson, Lake and Palmer: Brain Salad Surgey
    Eminem: The Slim Shady LP
    Enigma: Le Roi est Mort
    Faithless: No Roots
    Faithless: Reverence/Irreverence
    Fleetwood Mac: Rumours
    Genesis: Lamb lies down on Broadway
    Groove Armada: Vertigo
    Kate Bush: Lionheart
    Led Zeppelin: Led Zeppelin II
    Led Zeppelin: Physical Graffitti
    Massive Attack: Mezzanine
    Metallica: And justice for all…
    Paul Oakenfold: Perfecto Presents: Another World
    Paul Oakenfold: Travelling
    Paul van Dyk: Out there and back
    Paul van Dyk: Reflections
    Peter Gabriel: So
    Pink Floyd: Wish you were here
    Pink Floyd: Division Bell
    Pink Floyd: The Wall
    Portishead: Dummy
    Prodigy: Fat of the Land
    Prodigy: Music for the jilted generation
    Queen: Queen II
    Radiohead: Ok Computer
    Radiohead: The Bends
    Sasha: Airdrawn dagger
    Sex Pistols: Never mind the bollocks
    Stevie Nicks: Rock a Little
    The Grateful Dead: Dead Live
    The Stone Roses: The Stone Roses
    The Who: Who are you
    This Mortal Coil: It'll end in tears
    Tiesto: Just Be
    U2: After the Fire
    U2: The Joshua Tree
    Yes: Tales from the topographic oceans
  9. BOC

    BOC Let the wild run free Veteran

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    1.Blue Oyster Cult - Blue Oyster Cult
    2.Uriah Heep - The magician's birthday
    3.Wishbone Ash - Argus
    4.Led Zepellin - IV
    5.Deep Purple - Machine Head
    6.Rainbow - Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow
    7.Black Sabbath - Sabbath bloody sabbath
    8.Lynyrd Skynyrd - Second Helping
    9.Queen - A night at the opera
    10.Judas Priest - Defenders of the faith
    11.Iron Butterfly - In a gadda da vida
    12.Velvet Underground - Velvet Underground & Nico (the one with banana in the front cover)
    13.Manowar - Sign of the hammer
    14.W.A.S.P. - The last command
    15.Twisted Sister - Under the blade
    16.Gary Moore - Victims of the future
    17.Accept - Balls to the wall
    18.Iron Maiden -The number of the beast
    19.Motorhead - Orgasmatron
    20.Warlord - And the cannons of destruction have begun
    21.Manilla Road - Open the gates
    22.Helloween - Keeper of the seven keys part 1
    22.Angel Witch - Angel Witch
    23.Ozzy Osbourne - The ultimate sin
    24.Dio - Holy diver
    25.Motley Crue - Shout at the devil
    26.Saxon - Strong arm of the law
    27.Heir Apparent - Graceful Inheritence
    28.Demon - The unexpected guest
    29.Alice Cooper - Welcome to my nightmare
    30.Neil Young and Crazy Horse - Rust never sleeps
    31.Fates Warning - Night on broken
    32.Emerson Lake and Palmer - Works
    33.Pink Floyd - Wish you were here
    34.Grand Funk - We're an american band
    35.Hawkwind - In search of space
    36.Kiss - Love gun
    37.Scorpions - Taken by force
    38.Annihilator - Alice in hell
    39.Magnum - Vintage Magnum
    40.Rush - A farewell to kings
    41.Styx - The grand illusion
    42.Queensryche - The queen of the reich
    43.Savatage - Gutter Ballet
    44.Nazareth - Hair of the dog
    45.Jag Panzer - Ample destruction
    46.Diamond Head - Lightning to the nations
    47.Thin Lizzy - Black rose a rock legend
    48.Rory Gallagher - Top priority
    49.Whitesnake - Saints & sinners
    50.U.F.O. - Phenomenon
  10. AMaster Gems: 26/31
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    My attention span is challenged by all the top 5/top 10 lists this board (and the playground) generate. Top 50?!?


    Well. Anyway. I'll just go with "changed my outlook on music." Um. Disturbed got me thinking metal was great; then virtually every other metal band I encountered convinced me it was the worst musical genre I'd encountered. Death metal in particular.

  11. Alavin

    Alavin If I wanted your view, I'd read your entrails Veteran

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    3 Doors Down - Away from the Sun
    A Static Lullaby - Faso Latido
    AC/DC - Back In Black
    Ash - Intergalactic Sonic 7
    Biffy Clyro - Blackened Sky
    Biffy Clyro - Infinity Land
    Emanuel - Soundtrack to a Headrush
    Eric Clapton - Cream of Clapton
    Feeder - Echo Park
    Foo Fighters - In Your Honour
    Foo Fighters - One By One
    Funeral for a Friend - Casually Dressed and Deep in Conversation
    Funeral for a Friend - Hours
    Garbage - Bleed Like Me
    Goo Goo Dolls - Dizzy Up the Girl
    Goo Goo Dolls - Gutterflower
    Green Day - International Superhits
    Guns n Roses - Appetite for Destruction
    Guns n Roses - Use your Illusion I & II <-- That's two choices
    Guns n Roses - Live Era
    Hell is for Heroes - The Neon Handshake
    Incubus - A Crow Left of the Murder
    Inme - Overgrown Eden
    Jimi Hendrix - Experience
    Jimmy Eat World - Bleed American
    Jimmy Eat World - Futures
    Lostprophets - Fakesoundofprogress
    Lostprophets - Start Something
    Michael Jackson - Number 1s
    Muse - Showbiz
    Muse - Origin of Symmetry
    Muse - Absolution
    Muse - Hullabaloo Soundtrack
    My Chemical Romance - Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge
    My Chemical Romance - I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love
    Queens of the Stone Age - Songs for the Deaf
    Razorlight - Up All Night
    Red Hot Chili Peppers - By The Way
    Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication
    Red Hot Chili Peppers - Live in Hyde Park
    Rooster - Rooster
    Sonata Arctica - Ecliptica
    Sonata Arctica - Orientation
    Sonata Arctica - Silence
    Sonata Arctica - Takatalvi
    Taking Back Sunday - Where you Want to Be
    The Killers - Hot Fuss
    The Used - In Love and Death
    Velvet Revolver - Contraband
  12. Mystra's Chosen Gems: 22/31
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    This is more of a "who likes what" list. This should be about "which changed what forever" list.

    For example...

    Nirvana changed alternative forever with Nevermind.
    Black Sabbath invented metal.
    Led Zep changed rock forever.
    Metallica gave metal a complex, soulful, anthemic side, yet still retained an edge few could.

  13. DarkStrider

    DarkStrider I've seen the future and it has seen me Distinguished Member

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    Except that metal was first used as a term to describe Led Zeppelin in Q magazine not Sabbath

    And Nirvana IMO didn't change alternative it made it accessible and acceptable to the masses before alternative went back to a dark place again.

    If we wanted we could argue this all day and not agree because music is personal choice
  14. SleepleSS Gems: 24/31
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    Wow, I saw Sabbath Bloody Sabbath in a few of your lists, how could I forget that one and pick Never say die? Beter change it :p .

    On a side note: Midian is out System of a down is in.

    still not sure wich album to drop for Autumn's summere end, maybe I must make it a top 100 :D
  15. Undertaker Gems: 27/31
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    Like Death gave us death metal
    Candlemass gave us doom metal
    Venom, Celtic Frost, Mercyful Fate gave us black metal
    and so on
  16. Disciple of The Watch

    Disciple of The Watch Preparing The Coming of The New Order Veteran

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    In no perticuliar order:

    Testament - The Legacy
    Testament - The New Order
    Testament - Souls of Black
    Testament - Demonic
    Testament - The Gathering
    Testament - First Strike Still Deadly
    Candlemass - Epicus Doomicus Metallicus
    Fight - War of Words
    Judas Priest - Screaming For Vengeance
    Judas Priest - Demolition
    Megadeth - So Far, So Good... So What?
    Megadeth - Youthanasia
    Megadeth - The System Has Failed
    Metallica - ...And Justice For All
    Metallica - Kill 'Em All
    Agathodaimon - Chapter III
    Venom - Black Metal
    Venom - Welcome To Hell
    Children of Bodom - Hatebreeder
    Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden
    Iron Maiden - Killers
    Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
    Tiamat - Sumerian Cry
    Tiamat - Clouds
    Tiamat - Skeleton Skeletron
    Iron Maiden - Number of The Beast
    Mercyful Fate - Melissa
    Theatre of Tragedy - Velvet Darkness They Fear
    The Sins of Thy Beloved - Lake of Sorrow
    My Dying Bride - The Angel and The Dark River
    Anathema - Eternity
    Katatonia - Dance of December Souls
    Bathory - Bathory
    Bathory - Under The Sign of The Black Mark
    Running Wild - Gates To Purgatory
    Dio - Holy Diver
    Akercocke - Choronzon
    Deicide - Serpents of The Light
    Deicide - Legion
    Vital Remains - Dechristianize
    Darkthrone - Under a Funeral Moon
    Burzum - Burzum
    Burzum - Hvis Lyset Tar Oss
    Burzum - Filosofem
    Burzum - Det Som En Gang Var
    Mayhem - Deathcrush
    Mayhem - Chimera
    Immortal - Pure Holocaust
    Satyricon - Dark Medieval Times
    Kataklysm - Victims of This Fallen world

    I could go on and on, but here my top 50 picks.
  17. Harbourboy

    Harbourboy Take thy form from off my door! Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    Sleepless, I can safely say that I have not even heard of any of those albums, let alone listened to any of them.

    In fact, I have only ever heard of a handful of all of the albums listed in this thread so far.

    No way do I have time to list 50 albums so I will list the top 10 that have had the most impact on my life (not to say they are the greatest, just they have been important at various stages of my life):

    The Beatles - The Beatles (The White Album)
    The Beatles - Abbey Road
    Billy Joel - Greatest Hits Volume I and II
    Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
    Debbie Gibson - Out of the Blue
    Talking Heads - Little Creatures
    Michael Jackson - Thriller
    The Beatles - Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
    Jeff Wayne - Musical version of The War of the Worlds
    Hayley Westenra - Hayley Westenra
  18. Chandos the Red

    Chandos the Red This Wheel's on Fire

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    I'm not sure if there are fifty here, and they are mostly in no particular order:

    The Beatles: Rubber Soul
    The Beatles: Abby Road
    The Beatles: Revolver
    Yes: Close to the Edge
    Yes: Going for the One
    Yes: The Yes Album
    Bob Dylan: Blood on the Tracks
    Bob Dylan: Slow Train Coming
    The Police: Ghost in the Machine
    The Police: Sychronicity
    Sting: The Soul Cages
    The Cars: Candy O
    Grateful Dead: American Beauty
    Beach Boys: Pet Sounds
    The Who: Quadraphina
    The Who: Who’s Next
    The Rolling Stones: Beggar’s Banquet
    The Rolling Stones: Let it Bleed
    The Rolling Stones: High Tide & Green Grass
    Talking Heads: Remain in Light
    King Crimson: In the Court of the Crimson King
    The Small Faces: Ogden’s Nut Gone Flake
    The Cure: Disintegration
    Tears for Fears: Songs from the Big Chair
    Evanescence: Fallen
    REM: Eponymous
    U2: Achtung Baby
    U2: The Unforgettable Fire
    Led Zeppelin: II
    Led Zeppelin: Houses of the Holy
    Steely Dan: Aja
    Peter Gabriel: So
    Van Halen: 5150
    Rush: Moving Pictures
    Eric Johnson: Ah Via Musicom
    Steve Morse: High Tension Wires
    Jimi Hendrix: Electric Lady Land
    Asia: Asia
    Boston: Boston
    Jethro Tull: Thick as a Brick
    John Lennon: Double Fantasy
  19. Splunge

    Splunge Bhaal’s financial advisor Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    Well ,forget about 50 (no way I have time for that). Just a few off the top of my head that I don't think have been mentioned so far:

    U2 - Joshua Tree
    The Proclaimers - Sunshine On Leith
    Chicago - Chicago (aka Chicago II)
    Supertramp - Even In The Quietest Moments
    Jeff Beck - Wired
    Dire Striats - Brothers In Arms
    Genesis - Selling England By The Pound
    Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon
    Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue
  20. Sticker Gems: 9/31
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    Well, it's saturday night, I have a cold and trying to remedy it with some single malt so why not. :p

    AC/DC - Highway to Hell
    - Back in Black
    Adams, Ryan - Demolition
    At the Drive-In - Relationship of Command
    - In Casino Out
    Backyard Babies - Total 13
    Billy Talent - S/T
    Black Crows - By Your Side
    - Amorica
    Blind Melon - S\T
    Bowie, David - Hunky Dory
    Cash, Johnny - Live at San Quentin
    - American Recordings IV
    Cheap Trick - all the early records
    Clash - London Calling
    Corrosion of Conformity - Deliverance
    - Americas Vol. Dealer
    Danzig - 4p
    - Lucifuge
    Demolition 23
    Doors - Everything
    Earle Steve - Jerusalem
    Electic Six - Fire
    Fu Manchu - King of the Road
    Guns'n'Roses - Everything
    Hellacopters - Paying the Dues
    Interpol - Antics
    Kiss - Destroyer
    - Dynasty
    Kyuss - Welcome to Sky Valley
    Led Zeppelin - II, III, IV & Physical Grafitti
    Lynyrd Skynyrd - Coming Home
    - Second Helping
    MC5 - Kick out the Jams
    - High Time
    Mars Volta - De-loused in the Comatorium
    Misfits - Everything with Glen Danzig
    Monster Magnet - Powertrip
    Mötley Crüe - Shout at the Devil
    New York Dolls - Rock'n'Roll
    Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral
    NoFX - Punk in Drublic
    - White Trash, Two Heebs and a Bean
    Pearl Jam - Vs
    - Vitalogy
    Pink Floyd - The Wall
    - Animals
    Poison - Onen Up and Say... aah!
    Pop, Iggy & the Stooges - Raw Power
    Queens of the Stoneage - Songs for the Deaf
    Rage Against the Machine - S\T
    Ramones - Everything
    Rancid - Everything
    The Rolling Stones - Everything prior Tattoo You plus Steel Wheels
    Screaming Trees - Sweet Oblivion
    Skid Row - S\T
    Smith, Patty - Horses
    Social Distortion - White Light, White Heat, White Trash
    Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger
    - Superunknown
    System of a Down - Mesmerize
    Temple of a Dog
    Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak
    Tool - Aenima
    Who - Who's Next
    - Quadrophenia
    Young Neil - Harvest

    I don't know how many, but I'm sure it's enough. :D
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