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Your favourite, more than the most popular?

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by cronker, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. cronker


    Feb 13, 2007
    What albums, by which band, do you like more than the most popular ones?

    Example: I think Houses of the Holy is better than Zep IV
    I think Permanent Waves is better than Moving Pictures
    I think Wish You Were Here is better than Dark Side

    Your thoughts?
  2. The Who Sell Out is my favorite album of all time.

    Most people don't even know it exists.
  3. Tanner5382


    Sep 26, 2010
    Canton, GA
    Rubber Soul is my favorite Beatles album.
    On the Border is my favorite Eagles album.
  4. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Van Halen - Women and Children First
  5. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    ...that would be a very, close call in my book.

    I'll take Alice Cooper's School's Out over (the supposed magnus opus) Billion Dollar Babies (Hit #1) every time.

    Revolver over Pepper's/Abbey Road...

    Michael Jackson's Off The Wall over Thriller.

    For later period Doobie Brothers-
    I prefer One Step Closer over Minute By Minute (Hit #1).

    Another close one for me-
    I prefer AWB's Cut The Cake over AWB (AKA "The White Album").

    ...one that I cannot call (like The Zeppelin choice above).-
    Steely Dan's The Royal Scam & Aja.
  6. Place without a Postcard-Midnight Oil
  7. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player

    Absolutely. Actually, while I rushed to buy my copy of "Off The Wall" when it was released back in 1979, I've never had "Thriller" in my collection.

    Something similar happens with Pink Floyd's "The Wall": I have both live albums ("Berlin" and "Is There Anybody Out There?") but I've never liked the original, studio version.
  8. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    ...so you're the one! Nice to know you!
    Then again, for some reason, I have not bought Thriller on cd.

    Here's an easy one-
    Fleetwood Mac's Mystery To Me over Rumours.
  9. Passinwind

    Passinwind I Know Nothing Supporting Member Commercial User

    Dec 3, 2003
    Columbia River Gorge, WA.
    Owner/Designer &Toaster Tech Passinwind Electronics
    + a billion; that band was phenomenal live too.

    One of mine would be Weather Report's Mysterious Traveler over Heavy Weather.
  10. MonetBass

    MonetBass ♪ Just listen ♫ Supporting Member

    Sep 15, 2006
    Tulsa, OK
    See my tag line ^ :D

    There is bunch of music that I love that was never popular, nor will it ever be.
  11. Living Colour: Stain > Time's Up > Vivid

    All of those albums are AWESOME, but I find myself spinning Stain more than the others.
  12. Misfit


    Sep 26, 2012
    The Doors - Morrison Hotel
    Metallical - Kill 'em all
    Pink Floyd - Wish you were here
    Led Zeppelin - II
    Black Sabbath - Vol. 4
    SoundGarden - Badmotorfinger
    Rush - 2112
    Rush - Fly by night
    Pennywise - About Time
    Pantera - The Great Southern Trend Kill
    Kiss - Revenge
    Journey - Journey
    Journey - Look into the future
    White Zombie - La Sexorcisto-Devil music vol. 1
    Joe Satriani - Flying in a blue dream
    Grand Funk Railroad - Grand Funk
    Deep Purple - In Rock
  13. PBnJBassist


    Mar 8, 2011
    Dallas, TX
    From Metallica I like St. Ang-... Oh, wait. Nah, that album was crap. But I do like ReLoad > Ride The Lightning & ...And Justice For All.
  14. I like Load and Reload too. I love Jason's tone on them too. People probably hate them because they aren't that heavy (which is true)
  15. NoiseNinja

    NoiseNinja Experimental-psychedelic-ambient-noise-drone SUSPENDED Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2011
    I'm not really into that many popular bands, but here I go:

    Pink Floyd - Piper At The Gates Of Dawn, and I even think I prefer the discarded Syd Barrett tracks (Vegetable Man and Scream Thy Last Scream) over that, as well as his solo album The Madcap Laughs.

    I don't know about Tool... Ænima seems to get as much love as Lateralus.
    But I think there's consensus about Lateralus being their grand opus, I disagree, I think Ænima is even better.

    I don't know what Jefferson Airplanes most popular record is, proberly Psyrealistic Pillow or Voulenteres, but I prefer Crown Of Creation
  16. Trayster2


    Aug 13, 2012
    Great thread!

    Led Zeppelin II over IV
    Beatles' Rubber Soul & Revolver over Sgt. Peppers
    Rush Clockwork Angels over Moving Pictures
  17. Follow1


    Apr 10, 2011
    Pink Floyd Animals > Dark side
    The Who Quadrophrenia
    Deep purple Fireball > In rock
  18. Kmonk


    Oct 18, 2012
    South Shore, Massachusetts
    Endorsing Artist: Fender, Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan Strings, Nordstrand Pickups, Korg Keyboards
    ZZ Top Fandango

    Aerosmith's first album

    Van Halen Women and Children First

    The Who Quadrophenia

    Led Zeppelin's first album
  19. bassfran

    bassfran Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2012
    Endorsing artist: Lakland basses
    IMO, Captain Beefheart's "Doc At The Radar Station" was better than "Trout Mask Replica".

    Peter Gabriel's 3rd solo album (1980) was better than "So".

    "Ramones" bested "Rocket To Russia".

    Ted Nugent's 1st post-Amboy Dukes record was his best.

    "Rocks" was better than "Toys In The Attic" for Aerosmith.

    And "Garage Days" is the only Metallica release I like at all. :bag:
  20. Fuzz Aldrin

    Fuzz Aldrin

    Apr 5, 2012
    Wish You Were Here and Animals over the Wall, for sure.