Your Top 5 Favourite Albums Of All Time?

I love asking this question to different groups of people… to see what the responses are… and then people can be introduced to new music!! so… everybody, what are your top 5 favourite albums of ALL TIME?

mine (sort of in order) plus date of release

  1. 10,000 Maniacs - Our Time in Eden (1993)
  2. Goldie - Timeless (1995)
  3. Delerium - Poem (2000)
  4. Cyndi Lauper - She’s so Unusual (1984 i think)
  5. Twarres - Stream (2001)

so what are yours? :walkman:

Gotta love Delerium :) Without having my collection to sneak peek at here, I would say something like this:

  1. Depeche Mode - Violator (90)
  2. Kent - Hagnesta Hill (99)
  3. VNV Nation - Empires (00)
  4. No Doubt - The Singles 1992-2003 (03)
  5. Pet Shop Boys - Pop Art (03)

Ok, I was cheating a bit by including two greatest hits CDs… :)

… Locust - Morning Light (1997)
… Aphex Twin - I Care Because You Do (1995)
… Mr. Scruff - Keep It Unreal (1999)
… Photek - Form & Function (1999)
… Dj Kicks - Kemistry & Storm (1998)

no real order here. there are so many albums out there being worth their money and the listen… so these five (whereas the kemistry & storm album isn’t really an album, but a live-mix) albums are those i’m listening frequently since they’ve been released - and they still won’t get me bored after all these years, which is a good job indeed ;)

  1. Joni Mitchell - Song to a Seagull/Self-titled (1968)
  2. Jeff Buckley - Grace (1995)
  3. Squarepusher - Hard Normal Daddy (1997)
  4. Allan Holdsworth - Secrets (1989)
  5. Nick Drake - Pink Moon (1972)

At the top of my head.
Probably forgot something that should’ve been 2nd or 3rd. Ohwell.

In no particular order.

  1. Chokehold - Prison Of Hope
  2. Unbroken - Ritual
  3. Fugazi - Repeater
  4. Plug - Drum & Bass For Papa
  5. History Of Hardcore Part 2 - Suburban Base
  1. The Alpha Conspiracy - “Aura”
  2. Marillion - “Clutching at Straws”
  3. Vangelis - “Blade Runner OST”
  4. Aural Planet - “Lightflow”
  5. Iris - “Awakening”

cool, a bunch of stuff i have never heard of!! i’m gonna check em all out! thanks guys! keep em coming!

On top of my head, judging on the imprint it had on me:

  1. Moving Shadow - Blueprint
  2. KLF - Chill Out
  3. Apollo440 - Electro Glide In Blue
  4. Soundgarden - Down On The Upside
  5. The September When - Huggermugger

Man, I wanna include more, but sticking to the subject… :)

maybe after most everybody has replied, we can post numbers 5-10 :D

Dunno if I could do that, as I have 10 tops, maybe more,and one is not necessarily better or worse than the other… Know what I mean? :)

Notice NO goth or metal albums, I’m just a poser, hehe…

speaking of that, i have been LOVING Within Temptation lately

I hate polls like this, but I can’t resist:

Nine Inch Nails - The Fragile
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
Kate Bush - The Hounds of Love (with The Dreaming close behind)
Tool - Lateralus
Mike Oldfield - Crises

There we go… nothing too amazing. I listen to a lot of weird obscure music, but it’s funny how I keep coming back to well known artists like the above. Pretty much all albums by the above listed bands I listen to all the time. I’d chuck in Dire Straits too.

Radical Rhythms Chapter 7
RMB - This World is yours
Chemical Brothers - Exit Planet Dust
Westbam - A practising Maniac At Work
Dune - Expedition

Now this is a classic! B)

  1. Tool - Aenima (1996)
  2. Radiohead - Ok Computer (1997)
  3. Jeff Buckley - Grace (1995)
  4. Thomas Dybdahl - That Great October Sound (2002)
  5. Outsmarting Simon - Stand Up Straight (2005)

I wanted to include more too wink.gif

btw… you can listen to some of the songs from OS @
they’re a indieband from the US.

sorry about that… forgot to log in :o
edit: forgot the year… lol, it got late last night :P

when i first started reading that, i was like, omg these 2 guys have the same list!!

mr. Bungle - California
The Prodigy - The Experience
Faith No More - Epic
Queen - Greatest Hits ;)
Leftfield - Leftism

  1. Charly Garcia: La Hija De La Lagrima
  2. Blur: 13
  3. Michael Jackson: Dangerous
  4. David Bowie: Outside
  5. Genesis: The lamb lies down on Broadway

I hate this kind of polls too… cause all the records I know, in my mind, will start to fight in order to get to the first positions or to get included in the list…

  1. Pink Floyd - Whish you were here / the wall (?)
  2. Mike Oldfield - Crisis
  3. Beastie Boys - Paul’s boutique
  4. Steeleye Span - Tempted and Tried
  5. Paul Simon - Graceland

Those fighting to get in the list:

  1. Queen - A kind of magic
  2. Iron Maiden - Killer
  3. Metallica - Master of Puppets
  4. Simon & Garfunkel - Concert in central park
    a) Dire straits - Money for nothing


Ah shit Parsec, we gotta swap record collections! :lol:

I’d certainly pick Wish You Were Here over the Wall. The Wall is a bolder work, but Wish has much more depth and soul. It’s the timeless ‘lost-feelings’ album that predates Kid A by 30 years. The Wall is a lot of fury that could have been sharpened if Rodger wasn’t being such a monster to everyone around him (but if he wasn’t that, then the album wouldn’t happened). If you want Rodger’s best work it’s The Final Cut for sure.

And on Dire Straits: wouldn’t you say Bothers In Arms or Love Over Gold would be their best work. Money For Nothing is just the best of that sorta hacks up the long versions of the songs for the radio edits…

Funny, nobody has said Radiohead yet… and very little Aphex … :unsure: