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#58364 by Silverfoot
Thu Feb 26, 2009 11:45 pm
This one is a little tricky. I'm not really thinking in the realm of personal preference. It may be something that you didn't even listen to, but you can't deny the strength, consistency and/or commercial success of the album.

My choices (and opinions):

Hysteria-Def Leppard. How many bands follow up their biggest album with a BIGGER one. If my memory serves, 8 of 12 songs were singles and, to varying degrees, hits.

INXS-Kick. INXS was a popular band, with a few hits. Kick put them on top. Consistently strong material throughout the album.

The Black Album-Metallica. Mainstream Metal? Although it alienated some hardcore fans, the album solidified them as one of the few definitive metal bands.

Appetite for Destruction-Guns 'N' Roses. Graphic, disturbing ooze flowed from every note on this set (okay, now I'm getting carried away) and changed the landscape of music forever.

For the record, I'm not a big GNR or Metallica fan. Just to give you an idea of what I'm talking about. :wink:

#58369 by jimmydanger
Fri Feb 27, 2009 12:54 am
Interesting that 3 of the 4 you site were released in 1987. I used my new album database to pull out the new albums I bought that year. Note that 'Kick' is on my list too:

10,000 Maniacs In My Tribe
Bananarama Wow!
Blue Öyster Cult Career Of Evil
Bryan Ferry Bête Noire
Cars Door to Door
Cult Electric
Cure Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me
Dead Or Alive Mad, Bad, and Dangerous To Know
Depeche Mode Music For The Masses
Echo & The Bunnymen Echo & The Bunnymen
Figures On A Beach Standing on Ceremony
Fixx React
Gene Loves Jezebel The House Of Dolls
Hüsker Dü Warehouse: Songs and Stories
INXS Kick
Jethro Tull Crest Of A Knave
Jimi Hendrix Live At Winterland
Joe Satriani Surfing With The Alien
John Wetton King's Road 1972-1980
Missing Persons The Best Of Missing Persons
Pink Floyd A Momentary Lapse Of Reason
Pixies Come On Pilgrim
Psychedelic Furs Midnight To Midnight
R.E.M. Dead Letter Office
R.E.M. No.5 Document
Replacements Pleased To Meet Me
Robin Trower Passion
Simple Minds Live in the City of Light (Disc 1)
Simple Minds Live in the City of Light (Disc 2)
Sinéad O'Connor The Lion And The Cobra
Sisters Of Mercy Floodland
Smiths Louder Than Bombs
Smiths Strangeways, Here We Come
Spirit The Best Of Spirit
Sting Nothing Like The Sun
U2 The Josua Tree
Wishbone Ash Nouveau Call

#58377 by gbheil
Fri Feb 27, 2009 1:59 am
That is a hard one Joseph. I have been listening to rock music for better than 30 years. Damn near 40. :oops:
I never have been a big collector of albums.
Lead Zepplins Physical Graphiti album comes to mind.
Frampton Comes Alive.
Queen A night At The Opera
My "teen" years were comercially dominated by the hated disco music.
I lost many good rock friends to that sludge, I avoided any contact with the Disco ducks, with the exception of a few trips to the Dance/Bars to pick up chicks. The older "rock generation" women were a hell of a lot more fun. :wink:

#58385 by HowlinJ
Fri Feb 27, 2009 2:55 am
"My Time" spans from around 64, ....."The Animals"

to now ...."Jeska Hoop's "Kismet"

along the way, hundreds of vinyl,8-track, cassette, and CD albums,including some favorites,,,

A Hard Road - John Mayall & The Blues Breakers
Absolutely Free - The Mothers Of Invention
Buffalo Springfield Again
Quicksilver Messenger Service (1'st album)
Abby Road-Beatles
Pretties For You - Alice Cooper
The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter - The Incredible String Band
Harvest - Neil Young
Secret Treaties- Blue Oyster Cult
Fragile - Yes
Boston's 1st
Bad Brains Greatest Hits
Phantoms - The Fixx
No Distinguishing Marks - Fingerprintz
Gustav Holst's "The Planets" by The Boston Philharmonic, (John Williams conducting, Ian Underwood on synthesizer)
Nevermind - Nirvana
Crash - Dave Mathews Band
and so on and so forth......
:)
HJ

#58396 by SlippedNot
Fri Feb 27, 2009 7:01 am
Pink Floyd : Dark Side Of The moon

Alice In Chains : Facelift

Led Zeppelin : Led Zeppelin

Iron Maiden : Number Of The Beast

Rush : Rush

Ozzy Osbourne : Blizzard Of Ozz


These are my favorites

#58398 by philbymon
Fri Feb 27, 2009 1:33 pm
The White Album - Beatles (the beginning of the end)

Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - Beatles (had the Stones logo on the cover)

Their Satanic Majesty's Request - Stones (had the Beatles' pics on the cover)

The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway - Genesis

Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel (his collection of self-titled LP's was interesting yet confusing when it came to determining which was which)

Hoist - Phish (their 1st semi-pop CD was good from start to finish)

Nugget - Cake (one of the more unusual bands to get air play, & it started here)

Abraxas - Santana

Dark Horse - George Harrison (clearly showing the loss of his voice, which was possibly the harbinger of his throat cancer?)

#58422 by neanderpaul
Fri Feb 27, 2009 5:04 pm
man your list is killer. No wonder we get along musically so well.

jimmydanger wrote:Interesting that 3 of the 4 you site were released in 1987. I used my new album database to pull out the new albums I bought that year. Note that 'Kick' is on my list too:

10,000 Maniacs In My Tribe
Bananarama Wow!
Blue Öyster Cult Career Of Evil
Bryan Ferry Bête Noire
Cars Door to Door
Cult Electric
Cure Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me
Dead Or Alive Mad, Bad, and Dangerous To Know
Depeche Mode Music For The Masses
Echo & The Bunnymen Echo & The Bunnymen
Figures On A Beach Standing on Ceremony
Fixx React
Gene Loves Jezebel The House Of Dolls
Hüsker Dü Warehouse: Songs and Stories
INXS Kick
Jethro Tull Crest Of A Knave
Jimi Hendrix Live At Winterland
Joe Satriani Surfing With The Alien
John Wetton King's Road 1972-1980
Missing Persons The Best Of Missing Persons
Pink Floyd A Momentary Lapse Of Reason
Pixies Come On Pilgrim
Psychedelic Furs Midnight To Midnight
R.E.M. Dead Letter Office
R.E.M. No.5 Document
Replacements Pleased To Meet Me
Robin Trower Passion
Simple Minds Live in the City of Light (Disc 1)
Simple Minds Live in the City of Light (Disc 2)
Sinéad O'Connor The Lion And The Cobra
Sisters Of Mercy Floodland
Smiths Louder Than Bombs
Smiths Strangeways, Here We Come
Spirit The Best Of Spirit
Sting Nothing Like The Sun
U2 The Josua Tree
Wishbone Ash Nouveau Call

#58428 by jimmydanger
Fri Feb 27, 2009 6:23 pm
Thanks Paul, and that was just 1987. That was a good year, I got my first degree and non-factory job that year. I also recorded my first CD that summer.

Howlin: that first QMS album was awesome, especially the song "Gold and Silver". Was that the same Ian Underwood from FZ fame on the "The Planets"? I definitely got to hear that.

#58430 by pusMonkey
Fri Feb 27, 2009 6:54 pm
Jimmy, what? ... no Mission UK (carved in sand), Love and Rockets (earth sun moon), XTC (skylarking), the Church.
I'm not sure if they were 87 though.

I still have the Sisters of Mercy, Gene Loves Jezebel, P. Furs and will add:
Dokken - Back for the Attack
Iron Maiden - Piece of Mind and Powerslave
Marillion - Childhood's End
Rhythm Corps - Common Ground
Circle Jerks - IV
Bon Jovi - New Jersey
the Dead Milkmen - Beelzebubba
Queensryche - Operation: Mindcrime
Fates Warning - Parallels

#58441 by Silverfoot
Fri Feb 27, 2009 10:00 pm
THe other one I was going to mention was Bon Jovi-Slippery When Wet...(which came out in '86). Wow. There were two GOOD years for rock albums. :lol:

#58479 by pusMonkey
Sat Feb 28, 2009 2:57 am
I was wrong... only Love and Rockets' "earth sun moon" was released in 1987.
XTC's "skylarking" was 1986,
and The Mission UK's "carved in sand" wasn't until 1990.

#58507 by SlippedNot
Sat Feb 28, 2009 2:54 pm
Ooooooooooooooo I forgot one and a GOOD one at that ...


Boston : Boston ... that album blew me AWAY when I first heard it :shock:

#58511 by Silverfoot
Sat Feb 28, 2009 3:34 pm
Yeah, Slippednot-good call. Amazing debut album.

#58513 by HowlinJ
Sat Feb 28, 2009 3:38 pm
HowlinJ wrote:"My Time" spans from around 64, ....."The Animals"

to now ...."Jeska Hoop's "Kismet"

along the way, hundreds of vinyl,8-track, cassette, and CD albums,including some favorites,,,

(snip)

Boston's 1st

(snip)

and so on and so forth......
:)
HJ


Hey Slip,
Sounds like you didn't check out my list :evil:
(shame on you) :D

Howlin'

#58524 by SlippedNot
Sat Feb 28, 2009 5:23 pm
HowlinJ ...

I did check out your list and seen Boston on there BUT I wanted to make sure folks here were aware of what a excellent album that one really was :wink:

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