Doing paper work and rocking out to some great tunes has prompted me to pose the question….what is your favourite album? Not talking about the one you think is the best, moreso which one do you infrequently listen to year after year, the one that soon as it starts you are transported back in time to where ever you were when you first heard it? You remember smells, feelings, tastes, people, places etc…
For me it was a record released in 1992 that was an intensely dark album full of songs that I instantly related to. It was a dark period of my life where I had blown my knee out 2 years previous, pretty much ending any chance at a footy career which found me as an aimless 18 year old joining the armed forces. I hated the world and wanted everyone to know it. I listened to this record over and over and know every lyric, riff, bass line and drum beat backwards. This album convinced me to learn the guitar and I just love it. As the years have gone by I still relate to the lyrics but with a different perspective.
The album is Alice In Chains - DIRT.
Would love to hear other peoples and their reasons.
Appetite For Destruction by GNR is one that always comes to mind. It takes me back to when i was 4 yrs old and my cousin playing songs like Paradise City and Sweet Child, after that i was hooked for life :righton:
The Doors always take me back to when i was 17 and 18. To say i became obsessed with them would be an understatement. I went through a period where it became more then just about the music, i looked for anything i could get my hands on books, doco’s etc. Never been like that with any other band in my life.
Growing up I went through the stage of only all the cure, smiths, morrissey albums. Then along came an album called Ten by pearl jam. Blew my mind. Never got into nirvana much, I thought PJ were 10x better.
Changed my teenage years. I learnt to play drums and guitar because of this band. Highlight was traveling overnight by train as a 16 year old to watch them at eastern creek in the mid 90s
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I have a list of a few (I have a rather eclectic taste in music, so I’m never satisied with one style)
Sheer Heart Attack - Queen
Innuendo - Queen
Ride The Lightning - Metallica
Toxicity - System of a Down
Greatest Hits - Pavarotti
DeRiguerMortis - TISM
Sinner - Drowning Pool
there are some others too
Metallica’s Master of Puppets is my all time favourite. Ride the Lightning comes close second.
Other favourites are:
- Blink 182 - Dude Ranch
- Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger
- Faith No More - Angel Dust
- Queen - Sheer Heart Attack
- Pantera - Vulgar Display of Power
- The Whitlams - Eternal Nightcap
- Steve Miller Band - Fly Like An Eagle
Queen have a number of underrated albums. Jazz and News Of The World most notably
Most intelligent and musically gifted group ever assembled.
I’d say the Beatles were, except Ringo was a weak link imo
Beatles didn’t have the versatility, range and ability of Queen.
Freddie Mercury and Roger Taylor (in his earlier years) had two of the widest ranging vocal ranges in recorded music history.
The fact that all musicians could play more than two instruments each is also something rarely, if ever heard of.
Mercury (Piano, acoustic guitar)
May (Lead Guitar,piano)
Taylor (Bass guitar, lead guitar, piano, drums)
Deacon (Bass guitar, piano, drums)
and with the exception of Deacon, all were amazing vocalists.
Queen were on another level to the Beatles.
I rate Rolling Stones better than the Beatles too.
Stryker :master: Dirt is one of greatest albums ever & it takes me back to that era everytime i listen to it
loved that era Badmotorfinger-soundgarden was awesome and made me want to learn guitar
the first rage album still is a killer album & anything from mr bungle takes me straight back to the 90s everytime :righton:
Massive Doors fan like GNR Asking me what my favourite album is is like asking which of my kids I love the best Impossible to answer , but always had a soft spot for Morrison Hotel if that helps
I love music that tries to answer some of out everyday issues and U2 War album helped me want to look into my Irish ancestory and their struggles over the years
Another album I enjoyed for many years was Brother in Arms by Dire Straits still has a special spot in my life
Of my favourite Aussie album 10-1 by Midnight Oil helped me challenge my own thoughts and believes and always gave me the belief that it is always right to challenge what is wrong no matter how big the fight
Will have to have a serious think but on albums that transport you to a time and place
Radiohead - The Bends
Ani DiFranco - Out of Range
Candlebox - Candlebox
Anything by The Cranberries - to me her voice is that mid 90’s period
Counting Crows - ditto to the above
Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
Billy Joel - The Stranger
Steely Dan - Aja
Peter Gabriel - So
Def Leppard - Hysteria
Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation Of Millions
Paul Simon - Rhythm Of The Saints
Massive Attack - Blue Lines
Pearl Jam - 10
A Tribe Called Quest - Midnight Marauders
Portishead - Portishead
Jeff Buckley - Grace
Bjork - Post
Chemical Brothers - Dig Your Own Hole
Ben Folds Five - Whatever & Ever Amen
Outkast - Stankonia
Neil Finn - One Nil
Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska
Joss Stone - The Soul Sessions
Kanye West - The College Dropout
Bloc Party - Silent Alarm
These albums I relisten to once a year on average
The ones I listen to alot more would be
The Smith - The Smiths
Pearl Jam - Vs
Radiohead - OK Computer
Ani DiFranco - Living In Clip
Van Morrisson - Astral Weeks
Rage Against The Machine - Battle of Los Angeles
The Clash - London Calling
The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds