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Essential albums of the last four decades

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by the-lizard-king, Oct 14, 2001.


  1. Cast your votes!
    Inspired by all those magazines who make lists of the best albums of all time (which I usually disagree with), what do you think are the three most important albums of each of the past four decades?
    Heres mine:

    Sixties:
    Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles
    Highway 61 Revisited - Bob Dylan
    The Doors - The Doors

    Seventies:
    The Wall - Pink Floyd
    II - Led Zepplin
    Exile On Main Street- Rolling Stones

    Eighties (this will be a hard one)
    Pink Floyd - A Momentary Lapse Of Reason
    Full Moon Fever - Tom Petty
    Thriller - Micheal Jackson

    Nineties
    OK Computer - Radiohead
    Nevermind - Nirvana
    Ten - Pearl Jam

    Zeros (so far)
    Binaural - Pearl Jam
    Amnesiac - Radiohead
    Lateralus - Tool
     
  2. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    Moved to Recordings for obvious reasons.
     
  3. yowza, this could be a big thread, so let's only list albums that haven't been mentioned already.

    60's
    hendrix - electric ladyland
    the velvet underground and nico
    dylan - blonde on blonde

    70's
    marvin gaye - what's going on
    santana - lotus
    the clash - london calling

    80's
    jane's addiction - nothing's shocking
    beastie boys - paul's boutique
    fugazi - 13 songs

    90's
    311 - grassroots
    rancid - ...and out come the wolves
    weezer - blue album (i like pinkerton more, but the blue album is more "essential")

    00's
    deftones - white pony
    radiohead - kid a
     
  4. i cant think of too much for the sixties, and not much for 70s either....



    70s...

    Sex Pistols - Nevermind the Bollocks
    Ramones - It's Alive


    80s....


    Descendants - Milo goes to college
    Metallica - Master of Puppets
    Metallica - ...And Justice for all
    NOFX's cds from the 80s

    90s....

    Blink 182 - Dude Ranch
    AFI - Answer that and Stay Fashionable
    Rancid - And Out come the wolves
    Anything by NOFX



    im just naming cds off the top of my head for the 90s......i didnt know what to put on there
     
  5. Aaron

    Aaron

    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    There are too damm many. Too many styles. too much music.
     
  6. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB

    Jan 28, 2001
    New York
    Agreed.
    Of all the records mentined so far,I may own two of them.
     
  7. CaracasBass

    CaracasBass

    Jun 16, 2001
    Madrid, Spain
    Oh my..... this is really hard

    I´m just gonna add some from MY list:

    60´s
    Are you experienced? -Jimy Hendrix Experience

    70´s
    Paranoid- Black Sabbath

    80´s
    Appetite for destruction - Guns n´ Roses

    90´s
    King for a day....- Faith no more

    00´s
    ....in progress....
     
  8. Aaron

    Aaron

    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    I own one album that was listed from the 70's or more recent. That is Led Zeppelin II, i only own it on vinyl now because my cd was stolen.
     
  9. melvin

    melvin

    Apr 28, 2001
    I agree also
     
  10. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    I don't care what VH1 says, Revolver was NOT the best album of Rock 'n Roll.
     
  11. This is not just a list of favorite records, but ones that I think have been or will be truly influential on a broad scale:

    The Beatles - Revolver
    Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
    Velvet Underground - Velvet Underground & Nico
    Jimi Hendrix - Are You Experienced?
    Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
    Rolling Stones - Exile on Main Street
    Iggy Pop - Lust for Life
    The Clash - London Calling
    The Stooges - Raw Power
    The Ramones - The Ramones
    Joy Division - Closer
    The Replacements - Let it Be
    Nirvana - Nevermind
    David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust
    Radiohead - OK Computer
    Radiohead - Kid A
    Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
    Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run
    Miles Davis - Bitches Brew
     
  12. All Zeppelin, Hendrix, Doors, Floyd, Beatles, Blind Melon, Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers, REM, The Who...
     
  13. LimoWreck909

    LimoWreck909

    Oct 5, 2001
    60's
    Abbey Road
    Blonde on Blonde
    Are you Experienced?

    70's
    Zeppelin II
    Dark Side of the Moon

    80's
    ...And Justice for All (Metallica)
    Remain in Light (Talking Heads)
    Nothing's Shocking (Jane's Addiction)

    90's
    Ok Computer (Radiohead)
    Aenima (Tool)
    Superunknown (Soundgarden)

    00's
    Amnesiac (Radiohead)
    Lateralus (Tool)
     
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  15. no, but its a very good one. definately one of the 60's essential albums. along with "free wheelin bob dylan"

    -
     
  16. Definately. They are both great albums.
     
  17. Newsted

    Newsted

    Jun 24, 2001
    Greece(athens)
    Eighties
    iron maiden(number of the beast)
    Metallica(...and justis for all)
    and the are the best (selling)discs this is the truth
    90's
    Metallica(Bluck album)
    Bruce dickinson(Acciden of Birth)
    and many more discs but this is the most known from all ppl
     
  18. pmkelly

    pmkelly

    Nov 28, 2000
    Kansas City, MO
    Here are so more to add to the list...

    Kings X: Gretchen goes to Nebraska
    Van Halen: 1984
    The Police: Synchronicity
    U2: The Joshua Tree

    I am too lazy to keep going....


    P@