BEST ALBUM OF ALL TIME...

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  • batmonbatmon 27,574 Posts

    Great for its era.....ALL TIME?


  • dukeofdelridgedukeofdelridge urgent.monkey.mice 2,441 Posts
    LOL

  • HarveyCanalHarveyCanal "a distraction from my main thesis." 13,234 Posts
    My vote goes for: What's Goin' On.

  • SoulOnIceSoulOnIce 13,027 Posts
    Ann Peebles "Straight from the Heart" is pretty much a perfect album

  • ageage 1,131 Posts
    I don't know..Kinda hard..But it'd be these (by genre)

    Rock:

    The Count Five:Psychotic Reaction


    or

    Thin Lizzy:Jail Break



    Punk/Hardcore(2),

    Minutemen:Paranoid Time 7in


    or

    The Germs:(GI)



    Soul

    Earth,Wind & Fire:That's The Way Of The World


    or


    Donnie Hathaway:S/T



    Funk

    The Nite Liters:S/T


    or

    The Meters:Look Ka Py Py



    Jazz...

    Herbie Hancock:The Prisoner


    or

    John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman:S/T


    I've always dug that version of "My One And Only Love"

    Anyways..IMO

  • DuderonomyDuderonomy Haut de la Garenne 7,669 Posts

    Great for its era.....ALL TIME?


    Nah, the Hendrix was the only one I was nominating for BAOAT, the others were just honourable mentions of faves I like a lot that sprung to mind... while Odelay doesn't sound old to my ears yet, it needs to simmer for 40 years or so to prove it's worth like Ladyland has. Similarly, one day I might get tired of blunts or Lee Perry, although either scenario is unlikely.

  • batmonbatmon 27,574 Posts

    Great for its era.....ALL TIME?


    Odelay doesn't sound old to my ears yet, it needs to simmer for 40 years or so to prove it's worth like Ladyland has.

    Electric Ladyland didnt need 40 years to prove it was argueably the best Hendrix album.

  • DuderonomyDuderonomy Haut de la Garenne 7,669 Posts


    Odelay doesn't sound old to my ears yet, it needs to simmer for 40 years or so to prove it's worth like Ladyland has.

    Electric Ladyland didnt need 40 years to prove it was argueably the best Hendrix album.

    No, but for me Ladyland needed 40 years to prove that it's in contention for BAOAT. Odelay probably never will, but I still like it.

  • batmonbatmon 27,574 Posts


    Odelay doesn't sound old to my ears yet, it needs to simmer for 40 years or so to prove it's worth like Ladyland has.

    Electric Ladyland didnt need 40 years to prove it was argueably the best Hendrix album.

    No, but for me Ladyland needed 40 years to prove that it's in contention for BAOAT.

    youre a 60+ year old that likes Odelay?




  • DuderonomyDuderonomy Haut de la Garenne 7,669 Posts


    Odelay doesn't sound old to my ears yet, it needs to simmer for 40 years or so to prove it's worth like Ladyland has.

    Electric Ladyland didnt need 40 years to prove it was argueably the best Hendrix album.

    No, but for me Ladyland needed 40 years to prove that it's in contention for BAOAT.

    youre a 60+ year old that likes Odelay?


    Where's the brickwall Batmon? Please.
    40 years to put it in context with the last 40 years of music, as my taste doesn't go much past the sixties bar the odd exception.

    And for the record I'm 64. Will you still love me, will you still need me?

  • batmonbatmon 27,574 Posts
    cool

  • LeftyLefty 259 Posts
    Portishead Third

  • LeftyLefty 259 Posts
    its fiucking grade A audio heroin

  • AlmondAlmond 1,427 Posts
    I really like Dark Side of the Moon, even though it is basically pop culture by now.

    explain pleez

    i just like it

  • after putting stuf together for a Ron Asheton tribute for the radio show sunday...I have to say this may be the greatest rock album of all time...NEVER gets old and always has me sayin "F*ck yeah"

  • DuderonomyDuderonomy Haut de la Garenne 7,669 Posts
    I really like Dark Side of the Moon, even though it is basically pop culture by now.

    explain pleez

    i just like it

    What do you make of Dub Side of the Moon (Easy Allstars reggae cover version)?

    In some ways I like that more, but then I also think that really it's due to the strength of the songs.

  • GaryGary 3,982 Posts

  • batmonbatmon 27,574 Posts
    I really like Dark Side of the Moon, even though it is basically pop culture by now.

    explain pleez

    i just like it

    I meant the Pop culture label. Pink Floyd were this "underground" rock band at the time and DarkSide was once an alternative album for a special demographic?

    I though they had big money behind them by then and Money had constant radio play?

    When did this album all of a sudden become POP and what was it before?

  • Illmatic.

    What's the rap version of rockist, since it can't be rapist?

  • pickwick33pickwick33 8,946 Posts
    I really like Dark Side of the Moon, even though it is basically pop culture by now.

    explain pleez

    i just like it

    I meant the Pop culture label. Pink Floyd were this "underground" rock band at the time and DarkSide was once an alternative album for a special demographic?

    I though they had big money behind them by then and Money had constant radio play?

    When did this album all of a sudden become POP and what was it before?


    No one should take terms like "underground" and "alternative" that seriously.

    And they shouldn't take the term "pop" that seriously. That just means it's POPular. If there's nine albums of Tuvan throat singing in the Top 10, then that's gonna be "pop" too.

    As for Pink Floyd, it's not like they didn't WANT to sell records...it just meant that they didn't want to do it by sounding like the Partridge Family. And when you're sounding a little left-of-center compared to the rest of the Top 40, you will be considered "underground" relative to everybody else.

  • batmonbatmon 27,574 Posts
    I really like Dark Side of the Moon, even though it is basically pop culture by now.

    explain pleez

    i just like it

    I meant the Pop culture label. Pink Floyd were this "underground" rock band at the time and DarkSide was once an alternative album for a special demographic?

    I though they had big money behind them by then and Money had constant radio play?

    When did this album all of a sudden become POP and what was it before?


    No one should take terms like "underground" and "alternative" that seriously.

    And they shouldn't take the term "pop" that seriously. That just means it's POPular. If there's nine albums of Tuvan throat singing in the Top 10, then that's gonna be "pop" too.

    As for Pink Floyd, it's not like they didn't WANT to sell records...it just meant that they didn't want to do it by sounding like the Partridge Family. And when you're sounding a little left-of-center compared to the rest of the Top 40, you will be considered "underground" relative to everybody else.

    So when The No.1 Billboard album of the week debuted, were critics still catagorizing them as non-POP? Was it perceived as a Prog-Rock triumph over the rest of the charts? Just wondering.....

  • Ann Peebles "Straight from the Heart" is pretty much a perfect album
    This came to mind

    a few more for discussion -
    The Count's whats up front that counts
    or in the modal kind of blue vein, Cannonball Adderley's 's Something Else or Coltrane's Ole...


    Electric Ladyland is easy to argue for..


    Is the F****N spin doctors entry serious?

  • AlmondAlmond 1,427 Posts
    I really like Dark Side of the Moon, even though it is basically pop culture by now.

    explain pleez

    i just like it

    I meant the Pop culture label. Pink Floyd were this "underground" rock band at the time and DarkSide was once an alternative album for a special demographic?

    I though they had big money behind them by then and Money had constant radio play?

    When did this album all of a sudden become POP and what was it before?


    I don't think that DSOTM is the best album of all time, just one of my personal faves.

    I didn't know much about PF until I started college 3 years ago. I recognized the triangle prism (see photo below) on t-shirts and posters every-fusking-where, before I even knew what Floyd sounded like. So as someone who is still kind of young, I recognized the posters, titles and "pop culture references" long before I knew much about PF or the general psychedelic genre. When I was younger, I had heard of phrases such as "just another brick in the wall," or "all you touch and all you see is all your life will ever be," but it wasn't until years later that I learned that they came from PF songs. That's what I meant by "popular culture."


  • batmonbatmon 27,574 Posts

  • SoulOnIceSoulOnIce 13,027 Posts

    Is that really an example of how the album & film are supposed to "synch up?"

    Because I've always wondered how true that was, and if that clip is any indication
    you must need to be pretty damn high to see the connections.

  • batmonbatmon 27,574 Posts

    Is that really an example of how the album & film are supposed to "synch up?"

    Because I've always wondered how true that was, and if that clip is any indication
    you must need to be pretty damn high to see the connections.

    Ive never done it. It seems to be a stretch.

  • ReynaldoReynaldo 6,054 Posts

  • pickwick33pickwick33 8,946 Posts
    I really like Dark Side of the Moon, even though it is basically pop culture by now.

    explain pleez

    i just like it

    I meant the Pop culture label. Pink Floyd were this "underground" rock band at the time and DarkSide was once an alternative album for a special demographic?

    I though they had big money behind them by then and Money had constant radio play?

    When did this album all of a sudden become POP and what was it before?


    No one should take terms like "underground" and "alternative" that seriously.

    And they shouldn't take the term "pop" that seriously. That just means it's POPular. If there's nine albums of Tuvan throat singing in the Top 10, then that's gonna be "pop" too.

    As for Pink Floyd, it's not like they didn't WANT to sell records...it just meant that they didn't want to do it by sounding like the Partridge Family. And when you're sounding a little left-of-center compared to the rest of the Top 40, you will be considered "underground" relative to everybody else.

    So when The No.1 Billboard album of the week debuted, were critics still catagorizing them as non-POP?

    Probably.

    Like I said, if any critics called them non-pop, they probably meant "they don't sound like David Cassidy or Bobby Sherman (or any other Top 40-ish act)." That doesn't mean that they weren't popular. Nor does it mean that their records couldn't make the Top 40. It just meant that they didn't do cute bubblegum tunes.

    Was it perceived as a Prog-Rock triumph over the rest of the charts? Just wondering.....

    Definitely not. Jethro Tull and the Moody Blues could be considered prog too, and they both had #1 albums the year before.

    Also, remember that most prog fans were all about LP's (not 45's) anyway, so it was a given that albums like this would be all over the album chart.

  • hemolhemol 2,578 Posts


    Not so into it. File under album with some listenable segments and a break.

    I'm going with Future Days, although Aquemini and ATLiens are apical in my mind. Whatever though, its easier to just pick Future Days.
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