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costello
11-07-2006, 03:46 PM
OK, so here it goes.

It's the Bendis Board. It's entirely subjective.

We all have varying music tastes. There are hundreds of us. Is it possible for the board to choose 500 albums essential to living a happy life? The number seems awfully high, but I really think if we all put in maybe five albums we might have a rough list to play with by tomorrow. And then the arguing will begin. :)

So what do you think deserves to be in the top 500?
Oh, and greatest hits and compilations DO count.

Sy-Klone
11-07-2006, 03:46 PM
Jeff Buckley--Grace

A masterpiece. A genuine masterpiece.

The Cheap-Arse Film Critic
11-07-2006, 03:47 PM
I did something like this about a year ago, only it was only for studio albums.

costello
11-07-2006, 03:48 PM
I did something like this about a year ago, only it was only for studio albums.

So should we dig it up, or is this cool?

I personally would like to see any album/cd/whathaveyou in the mix. There are some great live recordings out there.

DAVE
11-07-2006, 03:48 PM
40 Ounces to Freedom-Sublime.

costello
11-07-2006, 03:52 PM
My pick:

Emmylou Harris: Elite Hotel.

I think she has the most beautiful singing voice. And with songs like "Sin City," "One of These Days," "Wheels," and "Till I Gain Control Again" you can't go wrong.

Hock
11-07-2006, 03:55 PM
The Clash - London Calling

Top 500 Hundred? I'd put this in the top 10.

YouStayClassy
11-07-2006, 03:56 PM
Who's going to count all 500? That's a grip of work....

But for my first pick, I nominate Smashing Pumpkins "Siamese Dream".

costello
11-07-2006, 04:03 PM
Who's going to count all 500? That's a grip of work....



I'll do it. I get obsessed with things such as this.

I've already begun an excell spreadsheet of all the Marvel comic books coming out in 2008 because I'm interested in keeping track of their books and release dates. I get the most fun out of waiting for the books and hunting them down.

Dark Sasha
11-07-2006, 04:04 PM
Pixies- Doolittle

DAVE
11-07-2006, 04:06 PM
I get 4 more?
Beastie Boys- Paul's Boutique.

Hock
11-07-2006, 04:07 PM
My pick:

Emmylou Harris: Elite Hotel.

I think she has the most beautiful singing voice. And with songs like "Sin City," "One of These Days," "Wheels," and "Till I Gain Control Again" you can't go wrong.

The CD she did with Mark Knopfler, All the Roadrunning, it's Fantastic. Now all Mark Knoplfer has to do is get Dire Straits back together and put out a new album.

costello
11-07-2006, 04:25 PM
I get 4 more?
Beastie Boys- Paul's Boutique.

It was an arbitrary number. Add as many as you like. We're shooting for 500 picks.

Ryudo
11-07-2006, 04:35 PM
If this is non-studio, this is what I pick...

(No particular order)

Linkin Park - Hybrid Theory
Dave Matthews Band - The Central Park Concert
The Offspring - Ixnay on the Hombre
Michelle Branch - The Spirit Room
Red Hot Chili Peppers - By the Way

who cares?
11-07-2006, 04:44 PM
oh, fuck, i can go on and on.... i'll add 2 for now:

Radiohead - OK Computer
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless

Stark Raving
11-07-2006, 04:44 PM
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DAVE
11-07-2006, 04:46 PM
If this is non-studio, this is what I pick...

(No particular order)

Linkin Park - Hybrid Theory
Dave Matthews Band - The Central Park Concert
The Offspring - Ixnay on the Hombre
Michelle Branch - The Spirit Room
Red Hot Chili Peppers - By the Way

Ryudo my man.....you're weird.

Lyfeforce
11-07-2006, 04:51 PM
hrmph... lessee..

Micheal Jackson: Thriller
Atmosphere: Seven's Travels
Aerosmith: Pump
Santana: Abraxsis
Mark Farina: Mushroom Jazz vol.2

costello
11-07-2006, 05:04 PM
Only 479 left before we start hacking away...

I'll add a few more:

David Bowie: Hunky Dory
Elvis Costello: The Delivery Man
Frank Zappa: Apostrophe
Percy Sledge: Greatest Hits
Randy Newman: Trouble in Paradise
Tom Waits: Rain Dogs
Tom Waits: Swordfishtrombones

Mister Mets
11-07-2006, 05:36 PM
Beatles: Revolver
Johnny Cash: At San Quentin
Bruce Springsteen: Born in the USA
Beach Boys: Pet Sounds
Bob Dylan: Highway 61 Revisited

Ryudo
11-07-2006, 05:42 PM
Ryudo my man.....you're weird.

Thanks, bro. ;)

Supajoe
11-07-2006, 05:44 PM
Black Sabbath-Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
Phoenix-Alphabetical
The Cardigans-Long Gone Before Daylight

and i'd add my bloody valentine's loveless, but it was already mentioned.

Afny
11-07-2006, 05:45 PM
Pixies- Surfer Rosa...sorry, Catclops.

Ryudo
11-07-2006, 05:45 PM
Silverchair - Freak Show
Silverchair - Neon Ballroom

Both amazing albums, IMHO

who cares?
11-07-2006, 05:51 PM
Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon (predictable? yes... great album? definitely)

costello
11-07-2006, 05:57 PM
OK, I don't care what anyone says:

ABBA: Abba Gold

Tom Burgos
11-07-2006, 05:59 PM
Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt- Western Wall:The Tucson Sessions

Sade-Diamond Life

James Blundell- Hand It Down

Steve Earle- Copperhead Road

Iris DeMent - Infamous Angel

The Doors- LA Woman

Lauryn Hill- The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill


Oh, and yes, I agree with you, costello:
ABBA- ABBA GOLD

costello
11-07-2006, 06:05 PM
Tom just reminded me:

Gram Parsons: G.P.
Gram Parsons: Mischievous Angel
The Flying Burrito Brothers: The Guilded Palace of Sin
The Flying Burrito Brothers: Burrito Deluxe

RickLM
11-07-2006, 06:21 PM
Bob Dylan:

Highway 61 Revisited
Blonde on Blonde
Blood on the Tracks
Bringing It All Back Home

TIP
11-07-2006, 06:29 PM
Frank Zappa: Apostrophe
Tom Waits: Rain Dogs
Public Image Ltd: Metal Box
Adrian Belew: Lone Rhino
Robyn Hitchcock and the Egyptians: Fegmania!

costello
11-07-2006, 06:32 PM
Bob Dylan:

Highway 61 Revisited
Blonde on Blonde
Blood on the Tracks
Bringing It All Back Home

Gotta add:

John Wesley Harding
Planet Waves
The Basement Tapes
Shot of Love (if anything just because of "Every Grain of Sand")
The Royal Albert Hall Concert
Time Out of Mind

MIKE D
11-07-2006, 06:34 PM
Ryudo my man.....you're weird.

Yeah, that basically kills it for me.

LilPoe
11-07-2006, 06:46 PM
Bob Marley - Legend
U2 - The Joshua Tree

Masculine Todd
11-07-2006, 06:55 PM
My Top Five (in order)


Blue Album -- Weezer
Relationship of Command -- At the Drive-In
Hail to the Thief -- Radiohead
Unplugged in New York -- Nirvana
Elephant -- The White Stripes

RickLM
11-07-2006, 06:55 PM
Gotta add:

John Wesley Harding
Planet Waves
The Basement Tapes
Shot of Love (if anything just because of "Every Grain of Sand")
The Royal Albert Hall Concert
Time Out of Mind


I'm with you. I held back on the Dylan genius so people could post their favorite inferior music. :cool:

Seriously, the Rolling Stones, Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Neil Young and several others need to be better represented on this list.

changingshades
11-07-2006, 06:58 PM
almost 4 full pages and no one said Rolling Stones: Let it Bleed

I'm filled with rage

Mylazycat
11-07-2006, 07:08 PM
The Queen Is Dead - The Smiths

UltimateQuintessa
11-07-2006, 07:08 PM
Police - Synchroncity. That's all. If this album is not on the list your people are insane.

Boris the Blade
11-07-2006, 07:09 PM
The Cure - Disintegration.

GelfXIII
11-07-2006, 07:13 PM
The Who - Whos Next
Led Zepplin - I
Peter Gabriel - Plays Live

alphabetized!!

Alan Parsons Project - Tales of Mystery and Imagination
Bad Co. - Bad Co.
Beach Boys - Endless Summer
Beatles - Rubber Soul
Beatles - Abbey road
Beethoven - Symphony #6 (Bernstein and the NY Philharmonic)
Blues Brothers - Briefcasefull of Blues
Bob Dylan - Highway 61 revisited
Bob Marley and the Wailers - Legend
Clash - London Calling
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Willy and the Poor Boys
CSN & Y - So Far
David Bowie - Heroes
David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust
Dire Straits - Alchemy (live)
Dire Straits - Making Movies
Donnas - Gold Medal
the Doors - the Doors
Elton John - Capt Fantastic
Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Elvis Costello - Armed Forces
Eric Clapton - Behind the Sun
Eric Clapton - Slowhand
Evanescence - Fallen
Fats Waller - 25 Songs of Dope and Depravity
Frank Zappa - Sheik Yerbouti
Garbage - Garbage
Genesis - Selling England by the Poind
Genesis - The Lamb Lies Down On B'way
Grateful Dead - American Beauty
Grateful Dead - Workingman's Dead
Grateful Dead - Terrapin Station
Green Day - American Idiot
Janis Joplin - Cheap thrills
Jean Michel Jarre - Equinox
Jean Michel Jarre - Oxygene
Jethro Tull - Aqualung
Jethro Tull - Heavy Horses
Jethro Tull - Songs from the Wood
Jimi Hendrix - Are you experienced
Joe Cocker - greatest Hits
John Lennon - Shaved Fish

....

too tired to continue. I'm sure I could come up with at least a hundred though. lol.

costello
11-07-2006, 07:30 PM
Frank Zappa: Apostrophe
Tom Waits: Rain Dogs
Public Image Ltd: Metal Box
Adrian Belew: Lone Rhino
Robyn Hitchcock and the Egyptians: Fegmania!

I really dig your taste in music.

costello
11-07-2006, 07:35 PM
The Cure - Disintegration.

If/when we hit 500 I'm sure it'll get booted, but Wish has a special place in my heart. "Letter to Elyse" has have one of the best melodic guitar solos ever recorded.

costello
11-07-2006, 07:59 PM
1. ABBA: Abba Gold
2. Adrian Belew: Lone Rhino
3. Aerosmith: Pump
4. Alan Parson’s Project: Tales of Mystery and Imagination
5. At the Drive In: Relationship of Command
6. Atmosphere: Travels
7. Bad Company: Bad Company
8. Beach Boys: Endless Summer
9. Beach Boys: Pet Sounds
10. Beatles: Abby Road
11. Beatles: Revolver
12. Beatles: Rubber Soul
13. Beastie Boys: Paul’s Boutique
14. Beethoven: Symphony #6 (Bernstein and the NY Philharmonic)
15. Black Sabbath: Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
16. Blues Brothers: Briefcase of Blues
17. Bob Dylan: Blonde on Blonde
18. Bob Dylan: Blood on the Tracks
19. Bob Dylan: Bringing it All Back Home
20. Bob Dylan: Highway 61 Revisited
21. Bob Dylan: John Wesley Harding
22. Bob Dylan: Planet Waves
23. Bob Dylan: Shot of Love
24. Bob Dylan: The Basement Tapes
25. Bob Dylan: The Royal Albert Hall Concert
26. Bob Dylan: Time Out of Mind
27. Bob Marley: Legend
28. Bruce Springsteen: Born in the USA
29. Cake: Prolong the Magic
30. Cardigans, The: Long Gone Before Daylight
31. Clash, The: London Calling
32. Creedence Clearwater Revival: Willy and the Poor Boys
33. Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young: So Far
34. Cure, The: Disintegration
35. Cure, The: Wish
36. Dave Matthews Band, The: The Central Park Concert
37. David Bowie: Heroes
38. David Bowie: Hunky Dory
39. David Bowie: Ziggy Stardust
40. Dire Straits: Alchemy (live)
41. Dire Straits: Making Movies
42. Donnas: Gold Medal
43. Doors, The: LA Woman
44. Doors, The: The Doors
45. Elton John: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
46. Elton John: Mr. Fantastic
47. Elvis Costello: Armed Forces
48. Elvis Costello: Blood and Chocolate
49. Elvis Costello: Get Happy
50. Elvis Costello: King of America
51. Elvis Costello: My Aim is True
52. Elvis Costello: The Delivery Man
53. Elvis Costello: This Year’s Model
54. Emmylou Harris: Elite Hotel
55. Emmylou Harris and Linda Rondstadt: Western Wall: The Tucson Sessions
56. Evanescence: Fallen
57. Eric Clapton: Behind the Sun
58. Eric Clapton: Slowhand
59. Fats Waller: 25 Songs of Dope and Depravity
60. Fiona Apple: Extraordinary Machine
61. Fiona Apple: When the Pawn…
62. Flying Burrito Brothers, The: Burrito Deluxe
63. Flying Burrito Brothers, The: The Guilded Palace of Sin
64. Frank Zappa: Apostrophe
65. Frank Zappa: Shiek Yerbouti
66. Garbage: Garbage
67. Genesis: Selling England by the Pound
68. Genesis: The Lamb Lies Down
69. Gram Parsons: G.P.
70. Gram Parsons: Mischievous Angel
71. Grateful Dead: American Beauty
72. Grateful Dead: Terrapin Station
73. Grateful Dead: Workingman’s Dead
74. Green Day: American Idiot
75. Iris Dement: Infamous Angel
76. James Blundell: Hand it Down
77. Janis Joplin: Cheap Thrills
78. Jean Michael Jarre: Equinox
79. Jean Michael Jarre: Oxygene
80. Jeff Buckley: Grace
81. Jethro Tull: Aqualung
82. Jethro Tull: Heavy Horses
83. Jethro Tull: Songs from the Wood
84. Jimi Hendrix: Are You Experienced
85. Joe Cocker: Greatest Hits
86. John Lennon: Shaved Fish
87. Johnny Cash: Live at San Quentin
88. Lauryn Hill: The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
89. Led Zepplin: I
90. Leonard Cohen: More Best from Leonard Cohen
91. Leonard Cohen: The Best of Leonard Cohen
92. Linkin Park: Hybrid Theory
93. Mark Farina: Mushroom Jazz Vol. 2
94. Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris: All The Running
95. Michael Jackson: Thriller
96. Michelle Branch: The Spirit Room
97. My Bloody Valentine: Loveless
98. Nirvana: Unplugged in New York
99. Offspring, The: Ixnay on the Hombre
100. Paul Simon: Graceland
101. Paul Simon: Paul Simon
102. Paul Simon: There Goes the Rhymin’ Paul Simon
103. Percy Sledge: Greatest Hits
104. Peter Gabriel: Plays Live
105. Phoenix: Alphabetical
106. Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon
107. Pixies: Doolittle
108. Pixies: Surfer Rosa
109. Police: Synchronicity
110. Public Image Ltd: Metal Box
111. Radiohead: Hail to the Thief
112. Radiohead: OK Computer
113. Randy Newman: Trouble in Paradise
114. Red Hot Chili Peppers: By the Way
115. Robyn Hitchcock and the Egyptians: Fegmania!
116. Rolling Stones: Let It Bleed
117. Sade: Diamond Life
118. Santana: Abraxsis
119. Silverchair: Freak Show
120. Silverchair: Neon Ballroom
121. Simon and Garfunkle: Bookends
122. Smashing Pumpkins: Siamese Dream
123. Smiths, The: The Queen is Dead
124. Solomon Burke: Don’t Give Up On Me
125. Solomon Burke: The Very Best of Solomon Burke
126. Steve Earle: Copperhead Road
127. Sublime: 40 Ounces of Freedom
128. Tom Waits: Rain Dogs
129. Tom Waits: Swordfishtrombones
130. U2: Joshua Tree
131. Weezer: Blue Album
132. White Stripes, The: Elephant
133. Who, The: Who’s Next

GelfXIII
11-07-2006, 08:03 PM
You misssed Genesis - The Lamb lies down on B'Way.

costello
11-07-2006, 08:07 PM
You misssed Genesis - The Lamb lies down on B'Way.

Thanks, I'll edit that.

FedEx Fanboy
11-07-2006, 08:45 PM
500???

I think that's a little unrealistic.

RickLM
11-07-2006, 09:13 PM
Still missing tons of great records.

Rolling Stones- Sticky Fingers, Some Girls, Goats Head Soup, Exile on Main Street

Nirvana - Nevermind, In Utero

Pearl Jam - Ten

Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run, The River

Neil Young - Harvest, Rust Never Sleeps

Jimi Hendrix - Are You Experienced?, Electric Ladyland

The Band - Music From Big Pink

Masculine Todd
11-07-2006, 09:13 PM
500???

I think that's a little unrealistic.

I don't think so, and on that note, I have another five to contribute:

(this is my next ten favorite essential albums: 6-20 in order)

6) Is This Room Getting Smaller? -- Onesidezero
7) Sixteen Stone -- Bush
8 ) Heavier Things -- John Mayer
9) Francis The Mute -- The Mars Volta
10) Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge -- My Chemical Romance
11) Amputechture -- The Mars Volta
12) S&M -- Metallica
13) Let It Enfold You -- Senses Fail
14) The Autumn Effect -- 10 Years
15) Morning View -- Incubus
16) Pinkerton -- Weezer
17) De-Loused In The Comatorium -- The Mars Volta
18 ) HIStory - Past, Present and Future: Book 1 -- Michael Jackson
19) Tell All Your Friends -- Taking Back Sunday
20) Whatever and Ever Amen -- Ben Folds Five

RickLM
11-07-2006, 09:15 PM
Led Zeppelin IV, Physical Graffiti

Hock
11-07-2006, 09:17 PM
Talking Heads - Fear of Music
The Smiths - Meat is Murder
The Specials - Specials
Cat Stevens - Teaser and the Firecat
Ramones - Road to Ruin
Stranglers - No More Heroes
The Pretenders - The Singles
Miles Davis - Birth of the Cool
Charlie Parker - Charlie Parker at Storyville
Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong - Ella and Louis Again

RickLM
11-07-2006, 09:22 PM
The Pretenders self-titled first album has to be on the list

Sex Pistols - Never Mind the Bollocks, It's the Sex Pistols

Hock
11-07-2006, 09:37 PM
THe Police - Synchronicity

Adrian B AWESOME
11-08-2006, 01:16 AM
#1 OK Computer
#2 Kid A


The rest of the list is filler.

DocMoonmoth
11-08-2006, 02:13 AM
Wipers - Is this Real?
Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit for Rotten Vegetables
Pixies - Bossanova
Dinosaur jr - You're living all over me
Hüsker Dü - Zen Arcade
Pavement -Wowee Zowee
Suicide - First Album

Adrian B AWESOME
11-08-2006, 02:23 AM
there shouldn't be two Silverchair albums on here, let alone one.


And frankly, not all those Bob Dylan albums are that great. Maybe 2 and at the most 3.

That much Elvis Costello? I'm sorry, he's an amazing musician, but these are albums people, not musicians we like.

The Flying Burrito Brothers? Are you serious?

All I'm saying is these are HARDLY part of ANY greatest album ever collection and it's more "put down whatever people say till we get to 500." I can list off 500 albums easy, but that hardly means they're the "greatest of all time."

You may want to rethink this whole thread.

MIKE D
11-08-2006, 02:48 AM
there shouldn't be two Silverchair albums on here, let alone one.


And frankly, not all those Bob Dylan albums are that great. Maybe 2 and at the most 3.

That much Elvis Costello? I'm sorry, he's an amazing musician, but these are albums people, not musicians we like.

The Flying Burrito Brothers? Are you serious?

All I'm saying is these are HARDLY part of ANY greatest album ever collection and it's more "put down whatever people say till we get to 500." I can list off 500 albums easy, but that hardly means they're the "greatest of all time."

You may want to rethink this whole thread.


Inevitbly, the only qualities for the candidates are personal choice, without any real consideration for album's importance or place in recorded musc's history. So, like the last time, you'll get some decent picks buffered by a lot of dreck. The proper name for this list is "the Bendis Board's 500 Most Popular Albums". That removes the stigma that all of these albums have to be universally good and important.

Lyfeforce
11-08-2006, 03:11 AM
Some more adds:

Miles Davis: Kind of Blue
Weezer: self titled album
Everlast: Whitey Ford Sings the Blues

viper
11-08-2006, 03:12 AM
There have been some awesome new releases.

Decemberists -- the Crane Wife
Regina Spector -- Begin to Hope

for older stuff...

Fiona Apple -- Tidal
Elliot Smith - XO
Hooverphonic -- Sit Down and Listen To
Oh Inverted World -- The Shins
The Beatles -- Abbey Road and Rubber Soul and Norwegian Wood (i think that was an album anyway)
We Are Scientists -- With Love and Squalor
Death Cab For Cutie -- Plans
Death Cab -- Transatlanticism

sugarcrisp
11-08-2006, 03:26 AM
KISS ALIVE-KISS
READING WRITING AND ARITHMATIC-The Sundays

viper
11-08-2006, 03:44 AM
ben folds five -- whatever and ever, amen.

Dennis K
11-08-2006, 04:03 AM
At Budokan ~ Cheap Trick
Pleased To Meet Me ~ The Replacements
Appetite For Destruction ~ Guns 'N Roses
The Number of the Beast ~ Iron Maiden
Van Halen ~ Van Halen
Stand in the Fire ~ Warren Zevon
Irish Tour ~ Rory Gallagher
What's the Story (Morning Glory?) ~ Oasis
Strangers in the Night ~ UFO
Outlandos d'Amour ~ The Police
The Joushua Tree ~ U2
Revolver ~ The Beatles
Are You Experienced? ~ Jimi Hendrix
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band ~ The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
Led Zeppelin IV ~ Led Zeppelin

Masculine Todd
11-08-2006, 04:28 AM
there shouldn't be two Silverchair albums on here, let alone one.


And frankly, not all those Bob Dylan albums are that great. Maybe 2 and at the most 3.

That much Elvis Costello? I'm sorry, he's an amazing musician, but these are albums people, not musicians we like.

The Flying Burrito Brothers? Are you serious?

All I'm saying is these are HARDLY part of ANY greatest album ever collection and it's more "put down whatever people say till we get to 500." I can list off 500 albums easy, but that hardly means they're the "greatest of all time."

You may want to rethink this whole thread.

And here is the flaw in lists like this: people who think their musical judgment and tastes are in some way superior to others.

This is a "Bendis Board Top 500 Albums". That means each member is to pick the various albums they enjoy so much, they believe it to be a "greatest worthy pick". This isn't the "Top 500 Most Significant, Evolutionary Albums in Rock & Roll History". You may not believe Elvis Costello deserves two albums in the Top 500, but this isn't just your list. You get to contribute your picks for what you believe the greatest albums are, as does the person who picked two Silverchair CDs. Because you chooes an older artist who is universally lauded as legendary and revolutionary doesn't make your choosen album, nor the artist any more valid a pick than The Flying Burritos. Ultimately, you come across as pretentious when you criticize other members picks.

This final listing will be an amalgam of the whole board's greatest albums, so it will give us a clear, diverse look into all our favorite music that we consider "great" and "essential", but nowhere does it state that these albums were revolutionary.

DAVE
11-08-2006, 05:27 AM
And here is the flaw in lists like this: people who think their musical judgment and tastes are in some way superior to others.

This is a "Bendis Board Top 500 Albums". That means each member is to pick the various albums they enjoy so much, they believe it to be a "greatest worthy pick". This isn't the "Top 500 Most Significant, Evolutionary Albums in Rock & Roll History". You may not believe Elvis Costello deserves two albums in the Top 500, but this isn't just your list. You get to contribute your picks for what you believe the greatest albums are, as does the person who picked two Silverchair CDs. Because you chooes an older artist who is universally lauded as legendary and revolutionary doesn't make your choosen album, nor the artist any more valid a pick than The Flying Burritos. Ultimately, you come across as pretentious when you criticize other members picks.

This final listing will be an amalgam of the whole board's greatest albums, so it will give us a clear, diverse look into all our favorite music that we consider "great" and "essential", but nowhere does it state that these albums were revolutionary.

I agree. It is albums we love, not merely artists. I love Elvis Costello. However 'This Year's Model" is really all that needs to be here. Just like I didn't list every Beastie Boys album, even though "Liscensed to Ill" is one of my desert island albums.

JayPee
11-08-2006, 05:34 AM
need more puk on that list baby! happy to see DocMoonmoth represent with Dead Kennedys, and i agree on the album pick. i would like to add:

Bad Religion - Stranger Than Fiction
NOFX - Punk In Drublic
Alkaline Trio - From Here to Infirmary
Catch 22 - Keasby Nights
Bright Eyes - Lifted Or The Story Is In The Soil, Keep Your Ear To The Ground

but yeah, whatever, that's just my opinion.

RickLM
11-08-2006, 05:35 AM
there shouldn't be two Silverchair albums on here, let alone one.


And frankly, not all those Bob Dylan albums are that great. Maybe 2 and at the most 3.

That much Elvis Costello? I'm sorry, he's an amazing musician, but these are albums people, not musicians we like.

The Flying Burrito Brothers? Are you serious?

All I'm saying is these are HARDLY part of ANY greatest album ever collection and it's more "put down whatever people say till we get to 500." I can list off 500 albums easy, but that hardly means they're the "greatest of all time."

You may want to rethink this whole thread.



Lighten up, dude. We're not the staff of Rolling Stone. It's the BenBo list. I'm sure plenty of great Buddy Holly/Elvis Presley music won't show up because no one's old enough to know what's great from those guys. It ain't science, its just opinion.

natalie
11-08-2006, 05:36 AM
The Replacements - Tim
Johnny Cash - At Folsom Prison
Depeche Mode - Violator

DAVE
11-08-2006, 05:36 AM
Reel Big Fish: Why Do They Rock So Hard?
The Specials: The Specials

Tom Burgos
11-08-2006, 05:38 AM
I just wanna add some albums I can't believe I left out:

Annie Lennox-Diva-An absolutely brilliant solo debut from the lead singer of the band that imo is the only commercially successful pop-synth eighties band worth shit. Diva is proof that radio-friendly pop music doesn't have to be fluffy, dumb or declawed, and her lyrics are smart, literate and yet easy to "digest".
Just an amazing album.

Madonna- Like A Prayer- To this day it's still Madonna's best, most sincere album. Emotionally raw lyrics, memorable hooks, pristine production values and an overall sense/feel of sadness and truth that none of her later work has ever captured. And like the above-mentioned DIVA, Like A Prayer is another radio-friendly pop opus that doesn't compromise its (or insults the listener's) intelligence for the sake of being hit-laden.

DAVE
11-08-2006, 05:42 AM
Let's get some hip hop on here:
Notorious B.I.G: Ready To Die
A Tribe Called Quest: Midnite Maruders
Wu-Tang Clan: 36 Chambers
Jay-Z: Reasonable Doubt

Servo106
11-08-2006, 05:48 AM
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Murder Ballads
Talking Heads - 77
Pantera - Cowboys from Hell

Sam Little
11-08-2006, 05:52 AM
Other albums have been mentioned by most of these artists, but these are my personal faves:

Bruce Springsteen - The Wild, the Innocent, and the E-Street Shuffle
The Replacements - Let it Be
The Beatles - The White Album
Rufus Wainwright - Want One
Johnny Cash - American IV: The Man Comes Around
Radiohead - The Bends

Ryudo
11-08-2006, 06:48 AM
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Ultimately, you come across as pretentious when you criticize other members picks.

This final listing will be an amalgam of the whole board's greatest albums, so it will give us a clear, diverse look into all our favorite music that we consider "great" and "essential", but nowhere does it state that these albums were revolutionary.

Amen, brother.

This is to give everyone insight into what WE think are some great albums. What causes the hard drive on your iPod to spin the most? This isn't about "RADIOHEAD IS TEH COOLEST!!!!1! SILVERCHAIR (or some other artist) IS STUPID!" I personally don't like anything Radiohead's done other than Creep, but that's my opinion. I haven't listened to a lot of the albums some of these other guys are listing and I might go download one or two.

Back on topic, and in keeping a bit with the hip-hop...


Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP
Outkast - Stankonia
Bush - Razorblade Suitcase
Stone Temple Pilots - Shangri-LA DEE DA
A Perfect Circle - Mer de Noms

Doug
11-08-2006, 07:19 AM
Radiohead - The Bends
Nirvana - Nevermind
Nirvana - Unplugged
Elton John - Good-Bye Yellow Brick Road
Radiohead - OK Computer
Radiohead - Kid A
Radiohead - Hail to the Theif
White Stripes - Elephant
Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited
Bob Dylan - Blonde on Blonde
Bob Dylan - Blood on the Tracks
Bob Dylan - Brining it All Back Home
Derek and the Dominos - Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs
The Clash - London Calling
The Clash - The Clash
The Clash - Sandinista
The Clash - From Here to Eternity: Live

(I'm sure I'll think of more later, those are off the top of my head)

Adrian B AWESOME
11-08-2006, 07:54 AM
Amen, brother.

This is to give everyone insight into what WE think are some great albums. What causes the hard drive on your iPod to spin the most? This isn't about "RADIOHEAD IS TEH COOLEST!!!!1! SILVERCHAIR (or some other artist) IS STUPID!" I personally don't like anything Radiohead's done other than Creep, but that's my opinion. I haven't listened to a lot of the albums some of these other guys are listing and I might go download one or two.

Back on topic, and in keeping a bit with the hip-hop...


Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP
Outkast - Stankonia
Bush - Razorblade Suitcase
Stone Temple Pilots - Shangri-LA DEE DA
A Perfect Circle - Mer de Noms
That's because your taste in music is shit.

DAVE
11-08-2006, 07:56 AM
That's because your taste in music is shit.

THere seems to be empirical evidence to support that. :twisted:

viper
11-08-2006, 08:01 AM
dude. linkin' park?

just...why?

Sheldo
11-08-2006, 09:09 AM
All Time Favorites:
The Beatles - Rubber Soul
Faith No More - Angel Dust
Pink Floyd - The Final Cut
Rush - 2112
The Cardigans - Gran Turismo

Current Favorites:
Muse - Absolution
The Coral - The Coral
The Postal Service - Give Up
Peeping Tom - Peeping Tom
The Garden State Soundtrack

Dreg
11-08-2006, 09:12 AM
Eve 6- Horrorscope
Gorrillaz- Good Time Inc
The Beatles- Abbey Road
Best of Johnny Cash
Presidents of the United States of America- Two

Servo106
11-08-2006, 09:12 AM
Faith No More - Angel Dust

Oh god yes. I can't believe I forgot that.

costello
11-08-2006, 02:33 PM
500???

I think that's a little unrealistic.

NEVER!

Masculine Todd
11-08-2006, 02:54 PM
That's because your taste in music is shit.

I was thinking the same thing...about your palette.

Anyway, 'cause we still have a long way to go, here is my 21-25 favorite albums:

21) Nirvana -- Nirvana
22) Deftones -- Deftones
23) Southside Double-Wide: Acoustic Live -- Sevendust
24) Get Behind Me Satan -- The White Stripes
25) truANT -- Alien Ant Farm

costello
11-08-2006, 03:01 PM
I figured that with all the members of the board, 500 would be an easy number to achieve. There's so much music out there that all of us listen to and I think it'd be wonderful to create an exhaustive list. There are so many picks that I wouldn't even consider to be great because I've never been exposed to them. Yes, there are the others, but once the list gets up there, we widdle it down to the greats.

And yeah, I'm the Elvis Costello fan, and while This Year's Model may be very historically important to fans and in some cases music buffs, his music has evolved over the years and some of his later albums rival the earlier ones. Should five or six be on the list? Surely not. But I can think of a possible three.

If you really want me to trim the number down to 250, sure I'll do it. I'm looking for debate as well as a wide array of musical tastes. But at this point in time I would like to start heavy and then work our way down to a really tight, yet extensive, list.

Gavin
11-08-2006, 03:03 PM
Pink Floyd - The Wall
Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
The Who - Who's Next
The Best of New Order
Depeche Mode - Violator
Radiohead O.K. Computer

rcerow
11-08-2006, 03:28 PM
I think most of what I would have contributed has been taken (Clash and Replacements records), so here's another five I think you need to throw on there:

1. Nuggets (I know you said no compilations, but most of these bands never got to make proper albums)

2. Guns 'n' Roses - Appetite for Destruction

3. Kanye West - Late Registration

4. Big Star - #1 Record / Radio City (it's two albums on one CD - that counts as one, right?)

5. The Minutemen - Double Nickels on the Dime

costello
11-08-2006, 03:31 PM
I think most of what I would have contributed has been taken (Clash and Replacements records), so here's another five I think you need to throw on there:

1. Nuggets (I know you said no compilations, but most of these bands never got to make proper albums)



Never said that. There's some great one hit wonders and some bands back in the day that only produced singles.

Give me as many compilations as you'd like.

costello
11-08-2006, 03:51 PM
Some great gems we haven't listed yet:

Patsy Cline: Sweet Dreams
Merle Haggard: The Lonesome Fugitive: The Merle Haggard Anthology
Hank Williams: 40 Greatest Hits
Smokey Robinson: The Ultimate Collection
Martha Reeves: Spellbound
George Gershwin: Gershwin Performs Gershwin
Jim Reeves: The Essential Jim Reeves
John Coltrane: My Favorite Things
Charles Mingus: Mingus Ah Um
Billie Holiday: God Bless the Child (I had to choose it--it's the only cd I know that has "Gloomy Sunday" on it)

Patrick J
11-08-2006, 04:14 PM
Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited
Frank Zappa - Apostrophe
Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
Guns N' Roses - Appetite for Destruction
Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon

Caley Tibbittz
11-08-2006, 04:30 PM
Anthony Stewart Head - Music for Elevators
The Verve Pipe - Villians
The Verve Pipe - The Verve Pipe
Milla - The Divine Comedy
Brian Vander Ark - Angel Put Your Face On
The Wallflowers - Red Letter Days
The Wallflowers - Bringing Down The Horse
U2 - Pop
Brent Spiner - Ol' Yellow Eyes Is Back
The New Radicals - Maybe You've Been Brainwashed Too

Akira
11-08-2006, 04:50 PM
7 off the top of my head:

Atmosphere-The Lucy Ford EPs
Cannibal Ox-The Cold Vein
Eric B & Rakim-Paid in Full
GZA/Genius-Liquid Swords
Nas-Illmatic
RJD2-Dead Ringer
Wu-Tang Clan-Enter the Wu-Tang (36th Chamber)

Captain Sensation
11-08-2006, 06:17 PM
Who's going to count all 500? That's a grip of work....

But for my first pick, I nominate Smashing Pumpkins "Siamese Dream".

fucker...you knew i was i going to pick that. Naturally i pick the same thing...Fine! but for something different


The Beatles sgt peppers

Supajoe
11-08-2006, 07:07 PM
a few more:
Sneaker Pimps-Splinter
Goldfrapp-Felt Mountain
Soulwax-Much Against Everyone's Advice

artimoff
11-08-2006, 07:19 PM
The Police - Regatta de Blanc

Masculine Todd
11-11-2006, 09:03 PM
Keep it going, guys. We are not at 500 yet.

Patton
11-11-2006, 09:06 PM
If/when we hit 500 I'm sure it'll get booted, but Wish has a special place in my heart. "Letter to Elyse" has have one of the best melodic guitar solos ever recorded.

We used to cover that song and I played the solo. It's great.

Patton
11-11-2006, 09:07 PM
The Replacements-Let It Be
The Replacements-Tim
The Beach Boys-Pet Sounds
Simon and Garfunkel-Bookends
Pavement-Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain

WillieLee
11-11-2006, 09:10 PM
Numer 1 through 500 is of course Beelzebubba by the Dead Milkmen.