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Greatest Rock n Roll Albums of All Time

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by Linkslover, Jan 25, 2021.

  1. es335dg

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    Love these lists.

    Maybe not the greatest, but some more great ones I didn't see mentioned:

    Television
    Roky Erickson, The Evil One
    Clash, Sandinista
    Big Star, #1 Record
    Stiff Little Fingers, Hanx!
    Patti Smith, Easter
    Funkadelic, Maggot Brain
     
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  2. GGardner

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    Some that may have been, uhm, overlooked:

    The Replacements - Let it Be
    The Replacements - Tim
    Lyres - On Fyre
    The Jam - This is the Modern World
    The Jam - In the City
    Dylan - Blood on the Tracks
    Sex Pistols - Never Mind the Bullocks
    Descendents - I Don't Want to Grow Up
    Tom Petty - Damn the Torpedos
    Elvis Costello - This Year's Model
    Elvis Costello - My Aim is True
    Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes
    Mission of Burma -Signals Calls and Marches
    Talking Heads - 77
    Husker Du - Flip Your Wig
     
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    "Of All Time" is a mighty hard order to fill!

    One of the most interesting bands of the 1960s and a favorite of mine was Mad River, which started out in Ohio as an acid rock band in 1966. Somehow, they ended up in Berkley in 1967, caught the attention of Richard Brautigan, an influential photo-hippy author who was teaching there, and Mad River became a country rock band with acid overtones.

    The group only put out 2 records before it disbanded in 1969. The first was a lousy, disjointed EP, and the second was on Capitol Records, a forgotten masterpiece called The Paradise Bar & Grill.

    Here's one of the cuts off that record that clearly shows their weird progression from acid to hillbilly. It's all here in one song that always has blown me away.
    regards,
    stanger

     
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    Neil Young - Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
    Rod Stewart - Every Picture Tells A Story
     
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    I understood the irony, my statement was directed at those who’ve derided the album wishing EC hadn’t left Cream.
    Every note? Me too. I’ve had three mixes of the album The Vinyl, the 25th Anniversary CD and the Latest iTunes digital version. The vinyl was burned into my my brain. I can pick out the little differences on the other two, especially “It’s Too Late”
    Cheers, keep keeping it absurd.
     
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    Many very agreeable suggestions, but nobody has yet mentioned Deep Purple's live album Made In Japan. The energy in those performances is unbelievable. Great rock 'n' roll
     
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    Gaucho by Steely Dan
    Queen Jazz
    Heaven and Hell by Black Sabbath
    Forget About It by Alison Krauss
     
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    Beatles--Abbey Road
    Beach Boys--Pet Sounds
    Allman Brothers--At Fillmore East
    Rod Stewart--Every Picture Tells a Story

    I'll think of another, perhaps.

    In an alternate universe, Rod Stewart and Ron Wood were a duet, with Wood on guitar and Stewart on vocals. And Mick Taylor stayed with the Stones.
     
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    Just thought of another:
    Billy Joel--The Stranger
     
  10. Rustbucket

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    My favorites are better than your favorites...

    I won’t give you the satisfaction of knowing why you are mistaken.
     
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    Great? Rock n Roll is a fad. It will never last, a flash in the pan.

    I couldn't possibly narrow it down to five. l started off quickly with "Dark Side of the Moon" but then there were too many conflicts.
     
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    I'm going with Allman Brothers Live At Fillmore East!

    I agree but what the heck!
     
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    And then, post 1975..
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    They best live album ever is...

    The Tubes- What do you want from live.
     
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    I thought about Savoy Brown, but while it's a close call, I think I'd pick Lookin' In.

    LL
     
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    In my case, it's the other way around. I started with 5 and then either someone would make a post and I'd go "oh yeah" or it would remind me of someone else I forgot. Hence, my updated list of the 5 best now has about 12 on it ( and growing).

    But since I started the thread, I'm giving myself a pass on the rules. :).

    LL
     
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    Bo Diddley's Beach Party
     
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    Pink Floyd - Animals
    Van Halen - I
    Led Zeppelin - IV
    G&R - Appetite for Destruction
    Rush - Spirit of the Radio
    ...
    U2 -War
    Police - Regatta De Bland

    OK, that was kind of weird. I think I'm leaving too many out... These just popped in my head as albums the I played A LOT!
     
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    Exile on Main Street
    The Band
    Layla
    Songs in the Key of Life
    London Calling
     
  20. Jim W

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    Not possible to determine. One observation that I would make is that there is not even a concensus on what is a rock-n-roll album. Many great albums listed, but they are not all rock-n-roll!
     
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