Thursday, June 08, 2006

My Top 10 Albums

There's been much talk of late about the top 10 albums in the UK and for the main part, I agree on what the punters have got to say.

So, I thought I'd compile my own little list - in no particular order except for the number one spot, which The Pixies will FOREVER hold down.

I've missed a lot, I know and I'm going to kick myself later when I look through my collection... but let's just call it a work in progress - a 'fluid' top 10 if you like.

I'd be interested to hear your thoughts?

1. Doolittle - The Pixies
2. Nevermind - Nirvana
3. Three Feet High and Rising - De La Soul
4. Free Dirt - Died Pretty
5. What's the Story Morning Glory - Oasis
6. Goo - Sonic Youth
7. Post - Paul Kelly and The Coloured Girls
8. Treeless Plain - The Triffids
9. The Velvet Underground & Nico - The Velvet Underground
10. The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses

Strong contenders:
1. Psycho Candy - The Jesus and Mary Chain
2. Why Should I Stand Up - the Colorblind James Experience
3. Echo and The Bunneymen - Crocodiles
4. Liberty Belle and the Black Diamond Express - The Go-Betweens
5. Black the Sun - Alex Lloyd
6. Live Rust - Neil Young
7. The Queen is Dead - The Smiths
8. Angel - 20th Century Crucifixion (for you Hadyn!)
9. Pills, Thrills and Bellyaches - the Happy Mondays
10. Henry's Dream - Nick Cave

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Johnboy, it's all wrong!!
This is how it should be....

1. Spice Girls - Spice
2. Shannon Noll - Shine
3. Paris Hilton - Stars are blind
4. Vanessa Amorossi - Everybody
5. Backstreet Boys - The Greatest Hits (it has all the best bits!!!)
6. John Farnham - Sadie
7. Vanilla Ice - Ice Ice Baby
8. Axel F - Crazy Frog
9. David Hasselhoff - Silent Night
10. Billy Ray Cyrus - Achy Breaky Heart

Anonymous said...

Horses Patti Smith
Doolittle Pixies
Grace Jeff Buckley
Stories city / Sea PJ Harvey Maxinquaye Tricky
KidA Radiohead
No Aloha The Breeders
The Queen is Dead The Smiths
The Red Album The Beatles
Closing Time Tom Waits

Shit that’s a tough one man….it changes weekly. Couldn’t we do a top 50 instead?

or a top 10 by decade!!!!

xtam

Harf said...

1 - Never Mind The Bollocks - Sex Pistols

2 - London Calling - The Clash

3 - Stone Roses 1st

4 - Pixies - Doolittle

5 - Oasis - Def Maybe

6 - Pulp - Different Class

7 - Stone Roses - Second Coming

8 - Primal Scream - Screamadelica

9 - The Rolling Stones - Let it Bleed

10 - Nirvana - NeverMind

Dan said...

Me, me, me... eclectic as always:

1. Underworld – Dubnobasswithmyheadman
2. The Postal Service – Give Up
3. The Shins – Chutes too Narrow
4. Gerling – When Young Terrorists Chase the Sun
5. Bjork – Post
6. Kings of Convenience - Riot on an Empty Street
7. Radiohead - Kid A
8. The Avalanches – Since I Left You
9. Tool – Aenima
10. Ullrich Schnauss – Far Away Trains Passing By

I was tempted to sneak that caribou album in, but I think it's a little recent, ever for me.

Blandwagon said...

- ...art by Regurgitator
- Parklife by Blur
- Under the Sun by Paul Kelly
- Stone Age Romeos by The Hoodoo Gurus
- Either Grandslam or The Flight of Wally Funk by Spiderbait
- Vertigo by Groove Armada (more for its successful encapsulation of the zeitgeist than anything else)
- Ella Fitzgerald's recordings with Louis Armstrong
- The Josie & The Pussycats soundtrack (hey, don't laugh until you've heard it)

They might not objectively be the best albums ever, but I like them. I am obviously a wuss-muppet.

dave said...

man this is a hard task.. there's no way i can claim these are necessarily the 'best' albums of all time.. but they're ones i'd have to have if i was stuck on the 'Lost' island with jack, freckles and the crew:

(in alphabetical order.. yes i know i'm being a bit of a blouse but you get that)

Revolver - The Beatles
Songs of Leonard Cohen - Leonard Cohen
Blood on The Tracks - Bob Dylan
Rumours - Fleetwood Mac
Live Through This - Hole
Gossip - Paul Kelly & The Coloured Girls
Place Without A Postcard - Midnight Oil
Nevermind - Nirvana
The Queen Is Dead - The Smiths
Roaring Days - Weddings, Parties, Anything

Just missing the cut and so sitting on the bench are (in no order):

Doolittle - Pixies
Stone Roses - Stone Roses
Transformer - Lou Reed
John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band - John Lennon
Harvest - Neil Young
Astral Weeks - Van Morrison
Out Of Time - REM
Hot Fuss - The Killers
Rio - Duran Duran
Warehouse: Songs and Stories - Husker Du

patsmith said...

Not in order...

Grace- Jeff Buckley
Repeater + 3 Songs- Fugazi
Highly Refined Pirates- Minus the Bear
Ágætis Byrjun- Sigur Rós
Reconstruction Site- The Weakerthans
S/T- Broken Social Scene
Deja Entendu- Brand New
Relationship Command- At the Drive-In
Funeral- Arcade Fire
London Calling- The Clash

Nick Locke said...

1. Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Lift Yr Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven!
2. Boards of Canada - Music Has The Right To Children
3. Cult of Luna - Somewhere Along The Highway
4. 65daysofstatic - The Fall Of Math
5. Mogwai - Happy Songs For Happy People
6. Cursive - The Ugly Organ
7. Radiohead - Kid A
8. ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead - Source Tags and Codes
9. Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
10. 65daysofstatic - One Time For All Time

wceagles10 said...

Top 3
1. Hopes and Fears - Keane
2. The Human Equation - Ayreon
3. Dark Side Of The Moon - Pink Floyd

And in no particular order
*Oh, Inverted World - The Shins
*Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence - Dream Theater
*Damnation - Opeth
*Deadwing - Porcupine Tree
*10,000 Days - Tool
*Under The Iron Sea - Keane
*Chutes Too Narrow - The Shins

Be Aggressive said...

1. Tool - Aenima
2. Dredg - El Cielo
3. The Mars Volta - Frances the Mute
4. The Mark of Cain - Ill at Ease
5. Isis - Panopticon
6. Opeth - Blackwater Park
7. Grand Silent System - Gift or a Weapon
8. Coldplay - Rush of blood to the head
9. Sigur Ros - ()
10. Nine Inch Nails - the fragile

I tried to only put one album per band. Honorable mentions: Yes - Fragile, Philip Glass - The Hours, At the Drive In - Relationship of Command, Kary - Light, Faith No More - The Real Thing, Camel - Mirage.

shaggy said...

Rage Against the Machine - s/t
Nirvana - In Utero
Liars - They Were Wrong, So We Drowned
Buck 65 - Secret House Against the World
Joanna Newsom - The Milk-Eyed Mender
Faith No More - Angel Dust
Radiohead - Kid A
The Velvet Underground & Nico
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - I See a Darkness
At the Drive-in - Relationship of Command

These are just the ones that popped into my head in my caffeine-fuelled fervor as I'm rushing to get my final uni essay done by 9 tomorrow moring. Unlucky to miss: Fugazi - Red Medicine, Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea, Sonic Youth - Sister, Stooges - Raw Power, Boards of Canada - Geogaddi, Tom Waits - Swordfish Trombones, Isis - Oceanic

Anonymous said...

yup, this is far too hard and really more a case of my personal favourites (many of which i'm sure i've missed).

Jeff Buckley - Grace
Ben Harper - Welcome to the Cruel World
Coldplay - A rush of blood to the head
Crowded House - Recurring Dream
Damien Rice - O
Death Cab for Cutie - Transatlanticism
Doves - Lost Souls
George - Polyserena
Sigur Ros - ()
Counting Crows - August & Everything After

Shell

Rikki said...

Hmm it's gotta have

Grace-Jeff Buckley
Revolver-Beatles
Changes-Bowie
Beautiful Freak-Eels
The Doors-The Doors
Pinkerton-weezer
White Blood Cells-The White Stripes

i can't bring myself to order them :)

dave said...

hmmmm.. a west coast supporter puts keane at the top of his/her list.. kinda says it all really *wink*

Andy said...

In extremely exacting order...

1) The Fucking Cunts Treat Us Like Pricks -- Flux of Pink indians

2) Crime Pays When Pigs Die -- Christ On A Crutch

3) Extreme Conditions Demand Extreme Responses -- Brutal Truth

4) Everyone Should Be Killed -- Anal Cunt

5) Record Collectors Are Pretentious Assholes -- Poison Idea

6) Anti-Nowhere League -- We Are The League

7) Choking Victim -- No Gods, No Managers

8) Carcass -- Wake Up And Smell The Carcass

9) Napalm Death -- From Enslavement To Obliteration

10) Mavin Gaye -- What's Goin' On

RangeRaver said...

Some of these lists look like one of John Peel's old playlists from UK Radio 1.

in no particular order I like

DEVO - ARE WE NOT MEN
STRANGLERS IV - RATTUS NORVEGICUS
KRAFTWERK - DIE MENSCH MASCHINE
ANYTHING BY ENOCH LIGHT
ROY AYERS - 'COFFY' SOUNDTRACK
IGGY POP - LUST FOR LIFE
YELLOW MAGIC ORCH. - X00 MULTIPLIES
ULTRA-LOUNGE - CHA-CHA D'AMOR
ROLLING STONES - GOAT'S HEAD SOUP
HERB ALPERT - WHIPPED CREAM...
POLICE - OUTLANDOS D'AMOUR
DICK HYMAN - THE MAN FROM O.R.G.A.N
EMIMEM - THE MARSHALL MATHERS ALBUM
GORDON PARKS - SHAFT'S BIG SCORE
STRANGLERS - NORFOLK COAST
JOHNNY CASH - AT FOLSOM PRISON
LEONARD COHEN - EVERYBODY KNOWS
ESQUIVEL - LOUNGECORE
PINK FLOYD - WISH YOU WERE HERE
DAVE BRUBECK - TAKE FIVE
RAMONES - BLITZKREIG BOP

That's Plenty

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gakbro7 said...

1.Jimi Hendrix ~ Electric Ladyland
2.Led Zeppelin ~ Physical Graffiti
3.ELP ~ Brain Salad Surgery
4.CSNY ~ De ja Vu
5. Rolling Stones ~ Let it Bleed
6.Pink Floyd ~ Dark Side of the Moon
7.Bad Company ~ Anthology
8.Robin Trower ~ Bridge of Sighs
9.Elton John ~ Madman Across the Water
10.The Who ~ Who's Next