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]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ©
05-08-2012, 03:27 PM
It's supposed to nearly impossible so no cheating with some various artist BS or "best of" compilation.

You get 25 and ONLY 25. Choose.

james
05-08-2012, 03:58 PM
25! :shock: I'd have a hard enough time doing 10.

John Coltrane's A Love Supreme and The Velvet Underground & Nico are the only guaranteed spots in this lifeboat. The rest depend on what I had for breakfast.

11top
05-08-2012, 08:10 PM
In no particular order:

1. Lean Into It- Mr. Big
2. Outside Inside- The Tubes
3. Phsysical Graffiti- Zep
4. The Yes Album- Yes
5. Wildflower- Sheryl Crow
6. Souvenirs - Dan Fogelbert
7. The White Album- Beatles
8. Rubber Soul- The Beatles
9. Leap of Faith- Kenny Loggins
10. Giant- Giant
11. Drops of Jupiter- Train
12. Rumours- Fleetwood Mac
13. Wasted Light- Foo Fighters
14. 5150- Van Halen
15. The Deep End- Gov't Mule
16. Kansas- Kansas
17. ONe- The Panic Channel
18. Golden Road- Keith Urban
19. Toulouse Street- Doobie Bros.
20. Pump- Aerosmith
21. Songs for the Deaf- Queens of the Stone Age
22. Empire- Queensryche
23. Phobia- Breaking Benjamin
24. Tea for the Tillerman- Cat Stevens
25. A Night to Remember- Cyndi Lauper
25. Nobody's Perfect- Deep Purple
25. Spirit of Roth- TBD

Added later (see later post) because I like breaking Han's rule limiting to 25:

Derek and the Dominoes
Manassas (1st)

Shawn@PRS
05-08-2012, 08:48 PM
In no particular order:

1. Lean Into It- Mr. Big
2. Outside Inside- The Tubes
3. Phsysical Graffiti- Zep
4. The Yes Album- Yes
5. Wildflower- Sheryl Crow
6. Souvenirs - Dan Fogelbert
7. The White Album- Beatles
8. Rubber Soul- The Beatles
9. Leap of Faith- Kenny Loggins
10. Giant- Giant
11. Drops of Jupiter- Train
12. The Dance- Fleetwood Mac
13. Wasted Light- Foo Fighters
14. 5150- Van Halen
15. The Deep End- Gov't Mule
16. Kansas- Kansas
17. ONe- The Panic Channel
18. Golden Road- Keith Urban
19. Toulouse Street- Doobie Bros.
20. Pump- Aerosmith
21. Songs for the Deaf- Queens of the Stone Age
22. Empire- Queensryche
23. Phobia- Breaking Benjamin
24. Tea for the Tillerman- Cat Stevens
25. A Night to Remember- Cyndi Lauper
25. Nobody's Perfect- Deep Purple
25. Spirit of Roth- TBD


Wow, you put some thought into this.

I'd have really sit down and think long and hard about my "25", but one of my choices would most certainly be Buena Vista Social Club and probably the Decemberist's entire catalog

Goldtop
05-08-2012, 09:31 PM
I can confirm the 'nearly impossible' thing in my case. The stipulation about no Greatest Hits, Best Ofs, etc. really threw me. Anyway, here is my list (as of today anyway):

1. Chuck Berry - Live at The Fillmore
2. Johnny Cash - American IV: The Man Comes Around
3. Johnny Cash - Live at San Quentin
4. Cheap Trick - Dream Police
5. Dread Zeppelin - Un-Led-Ed
6. Dread Zeppelin - 5,000,000
7. Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
8. Eric Johnson - Ah Via Musicom
9. KISS - Destroyer
10. Led Zeppelin - IV/Zoso/Runes/Whatever
11. Motorhead - 1916
12. Willie Nelson - Stardust
13. Les Paul - Chester and Lester
14. Elvis - On Stage
15. Elvis - The Alternate Aloha
16. REO Speedwagon - Hi Infidelity
17. Sex Pistols - Never Mind the Bollocks
18. Frank Sinatra - Live at The Meadowlands
19. Storyville - A Piece of Your Soul
20. UFO - Obsession
21. UFO - Strangers in the Night
22. Stevie - Texas Flood
23. Howlin Wolf - Moanin' in the Moonlight
24. ZZ TOP - Deguello
25. ZZ TOP - Rhythmeen

Alternates:
Amazing Rhythm Aces - Stacked Deck
Elvis - From Elvis Presley Blvd., Memphis Tenn.
Howlin Wolf - London Sessions
ZZ TOP - XXX, El Loco
And too many others to list...

Many thanks for a great question/subject.

Goldtop

11top
05-08-2012, 10:48 PM
Wow, you put some thought into this.


Well, yeah...................This is serious stuff. :shock:

sergiodeblanc
05-09-2012, 12:05 AM
1. Earth Wind and Fire "I Am"
2. Nigel Kennedy "Vivaldi's Four Seasons"
3. The Cure "Seventeen Seconds"
4. AL, John, & Paco "Friday Night in San Francisco"
5.Marvin Gaye "Here, My dear"
6. Chic "C'est Chic"
7. Slayer "Reign in Blood"
8. The Clash "Sandinista" ( a little cheating, thats a triple album)
9. George Benson "Brezzin"
10. DeeLite "Dew Drops in the Garden"
11. Bad Brains "I against I"
12. Stevie Wonder "Songs in the Key of Life"
13. The Pharcyde "Lab Cabin California"
14. Bob Marley and the Wailers "Uprising"
15. Refused "The Shape of Punk to Come"
16. Donna Summer "Bad Girls"
17. Herbie Hancock "Headhunters"
18. Wham! "Make it Big" (I can't live my whole life without hearing "Careless Whisper")
19. Lee "Scratch" Perry "Son of Thunder" (same as above but "Bathroom Skank")
20. Metallica "Master of Puppets"
21. Kool & the Gang "Something Special"
22. Amy Winehouse "Back in Black" (Yeah, I said it)
23. Kool Keith "Black Elvis"
24. Carl Orrf "Carmina Burana"
25. Prince "Purple Rain"

sergiodeblanc
05-09-2012, 12:09 AM
Hey where is Hans'ssss list? You can't just fart in a room and leave. :D This was kind of hard!

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ©
05-09-2012, 12:12 AM
Hey where is Hans'ssss list? You can't just fart in a room and leave. :D This was kind of hard!
It's coming. I need to get my iPod charged and make sure I didn't miss anything. I see 2 of mine on your list.

sergiodeblanc
05-09-2012, 12:46 AM
Hey where is Hans'ssss list? You can't just fart in a room and leave. :D This was kind of hard!
It's coming. I need to get my iPod charged and make sure I didn't miss anything. I see 2 of mine on your list.

I know Wham! is one of them. ;)

veinbuster
05-09-2012, 02:18 PM
Things that would definitely make the cut (not ordered):
Michael Jackson Triller
Led Zeppelin 3
Hendrix Are You Experienced
Friday Night In San Fransisco
Guess Who American Woman
Beatles Rubber Soul
Al Di Splendido Hotel
Thornley self titled
Keith Urban Be Here
Bonnie Raitt Luck of the Draw
Jeff Healey See the Light
Natalie Merchant Tiger Lilly
Ramones self titled
Santana Supernatural
Stone Roses self titled
Tea Party Edges of Twilight
Sting Ten Summoners Tales
Robert Cray Don't be Afraid of the Dark
Portishead Dummy
Meryn Cadell Bombazine
Cracker Kerosene Hat

probably pick the rest to include a Satriani, Stones, Clapton, Beck but I'm too lazy to decide which one right now

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ©
05-09-2012, 02:35 PM
Man... there are some seriously great albums making lists - and it is causing me to give them another listen.

I'm going to vibe to some Portishead after I post this. Thanks Peter (veinbuster)!

11top
05-09-2012, 04:19 PM
Gosh darn it to heck! I forgot:

Derek and the Dominoes (Cause I heard Bell Bottom Blues on the radio today)
and the 1st Manassas record.

veinbuster
05-10-2012, 05:08 AM
Gosh darn it to heck! I forgot:

Derek and the Dominoes (Cause I heard Bell Bottom Blues on the radio today)

Great album and good odds it would be my Clapton choice.
It has lots of good stuff but Thorn Tree In The Garden always wins out for me and is on my "Stranded" play list - which I forgot to consult when writing my list.

11top
05-10-2012, 09:06 AM
Actually, this post is a bit irrelevent to me as I really don't think of music in terms of albums any longer. It's so easy now to just pick songs that I'd really put together a list of songs to take with me as opposed to complete albums. That's why greatest hits would actually be nore appropriate choices.

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ©
05-10-2012, 10:46 AM
Steve, your point speaks to the heart of this thread. Everyone seems to think in terms of the individual song now. I suppose iTunes has a lot to do with that. I'm not knocking it. It is what it is.

But there are still artists who prefer to think about their music in terms of the album - with each song in context of the other. There are listeners who also prefer that perspective. But most people are focused on individual songs and compilations/playlists. That is why I think a great album has become a hard find.

Sherpa
05-10-2012, 12:58 PM
Allman Brothers Band - live at Fillmore East
Steely Dan - citizen Steely Dn
Beatles - Revolver
Beatles - rubber Soul
Kinks - Kink Kronikles
Kelly Joe Phelps - Shine-Eyed Mr. Zen
Pink Floyd - DSotM
Wilson Pickett - Pickett in the Pocket
Robin Trower - Bridge of Sighs
Jimi Hendrix - Hendrix in the West
Neil Young - Decade
Bob Dylan - Blood on the Tracks
Tom Petty - Wildflower
Led Zeppelin - II
Jethro Tull - Aqualung
Yes - Yessongs
Talking Heads - Fear of Music
George Harrison - All Things must Pass
Derek & the Dominos - Layla
ZZ Top - BBQ Smoke & Chrome
James Taylor - Mudslide Slim ...
Santana - IiI
Jethro Tull - Thick as a Brick
James Montgomery Blue Band - First Time Out
U2 - War
Miles Davis - Kind of Blue

sergiodeblanc
05-10-2012, 02:17 PM
If the cassette had one redeeming characteristic, it would be all the great tunes that I only came to love from being to lazy to fast forward. I kind of miss full albums, with the exemption on Wham! all the ones I had listed are great front to back, for me at least. I feel my list would be totally different if it was top 25 singles, and would almost be exclusively Motown.

veinbuster
05-11-2012, 06:16 AM
Steve, your point speaks to the heart of this thread. Everyone seems to think in terms of the individual song now. I suppose iTunes has a lot to do with that. I'm not knocking it. It is what it is.

But there are still artists who prefer to think about their music in terms of the album - with each song in context of the other. There are listeners who also prefer that perspective. But most people are focused on individual songs and compilations/playlists. That is why I think a great album has become a hard find.
I really like albums. Its very hard to tell who somebody is from one song, or even the collections of one songs that many albums are these days.

All the visual artists I know think in terms of a 'body of work' and that is what they want to have seen. For me music is the same. Though I do also assemble playlists that are mostly background; i.e. they play while I'm doing something else.

swede71
05-14-2012, 10:31 PM
1.Jan johansson-Jazz in swedish
2.Pink Floyd-Dark side of the moon
3.MSG-Assault attack
4.Uli Jon Roth-Beyond the astral skies
5.Yngwie Malmsteen-Rising Force
6.Ozzy Osbourne-Diary of a madman
7.Bob Marley-Uprising
8.Opeth-Deliverance
9.Prince-Around the world in a day
10.Carlos Santana-Blues for Salvador
11.Van Halen-1984
12.Dokken-Under lock and key
13.Thin Lizzy-Bad reputation
13.Kate Bush-The red shoes
14.Black Sabbath-Sabbath bloody Sabbath
15.Chris Thomas-Cry of the prophets
16.Jimi Hendrix-Electric Ladyland
17.Mercury Rev-Deserter´s songs
18.Robin trower-Bridge of sighs
19.Robben ford-Talk to your daughter
20.Michael Landau group-Live
21.The Who-Who´s next
22.Frank Zappa-Joe´s Garage
23.The soundtrack of our lives-Behind the music
24.King´s X-Ear Candy
25.Alan Haynes-Live at the big easy

sergiodeblanc
05-17-2012, 12:31 PM
Hey where is Hans'ssss list? You can't just fart in a room and leave. :D This was kind of hard!
:?:

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ©
05-17-2012, 01:19 PM
Hey where is Hans'ssss list? You can't just fart in a room and leave. :D This was kind of hard!
:?:
Damn... Ok. I'll get on it. Soon. I promise. :oops:

hippietim
05-20-2012, 01:01 AM
In no particular order:
1) Robin Trower - Bridge of Sighs
2) Rolling Stones - Exile On Main Street
3) Jeff Beck - Wired
4) Santana - Amigos
5) Miles Davis - A Kind Of Blue
6) Jimi Hendrix - Axis: Bold as Love
7) Steve Vai - Passion and Warfare
8) Van Halen - VH I
9) Led Zeppelin - The Song Remains The Same
10) Pantera - Far Beyond Driven
11) Gov't Mule - Deep End Vol. 1
12) Cat Stevens - Tea for the Tillerman
13) Rush - 2112
14) Al Di Meola - Elegant Gypsy
15) Lynyrd Skynyrd - Second Helping
16) Frank Zappa - Them Or Us
17) AC/DC - Back In Black
18) Queensryche - The Warning
19) Frank Sinatra - Strangers In The Night
20) Andreas Vollenweider - White Winds
21) Steve Vai - Flex-able
22) Jeff Beck - Live At Ronnie Scott's
23) Black Sabbath - Heaven and Hell
24) Black Sabbath - Paranoid
25) Michael Jackson - Thriller

Catch
05-27-2012, 09:38 AM
OK, a bit of a different list...


1. The Church, Starfish
2. The The, Mind Bomb
3. Peter Gabriel, Us
4. Peter Gabriel, The Last Temptation of Christ
5. Pink Floyd, Dark Side of the Moon
6. Shearwater, The Golden Archipelago
7. Bon Iver, Bon Iver
8. Hammock, Chasing after Shadows…Living with the Ghosts
9. Midlake, The Trials of Van Occupanther
10. Sigur Ros, Hvarf-Heim
11. Midlake, The Courage of Others
12. The Church, Hologram of Baal
13. Crowded House, Recurring Dream
14. Wilco, Sky Blue Sky
15. Explosions In The Sky, All of the Sudden I Miss Everyone
16. Gillian Welch, Time, the Revelator
17. Midnight Oil, Blue Sky Mining
18. Portico, Quartet, Isla
19. R.E.M., Fables of the Reconstruction
20. Wilco, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
21. Iron & Wine, The Creek Drank the Cradle
22. The Posies, Dear 23
23. Ray Montford, Live Sessions
24. Blind Faith, Blind Faith
25. Pink Floyd, Animals

veinbuster
05-27-2012, 07:19 PM
I really like explosions in the sky. It's no cell to see someone else knows them. They are incredible live.

Catch
05-28-2012, 07:22 PM
I really like explosions in the sky. It's no cell to see someone else knows them. They are incredible live.

I think the "post rock" genre is very cool and inventive. I've always been very particular about vocals/lyrics--some things just get in the way of great music.

QueenCityGuitars
06-04-2012, 11:28 AM
There are some bands (like Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, and The Beatles) that I just can't narrow down to one album...so I didn't. There's so much good music, it's hard to narrow it down to 25 but here goes:

1. Led Zeppelin – IV (or I or II or III or Houses of the Holy or Physical Graffiti)
2. Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon (or The Wall or Wish You Were Here)
3. The Beatles – Abbey Road (or Sgt. Pepper’s or The White Album)
4. Van Halen – Fair Warning (or I or II or Women and Children First or 1984)
5. Rolling Stones – Exile on Main Street (or Some Girls or Tattoo You)
6. Tool – Ænima (or Lateralus or 10,000 Days)
7. Black Sabbath – Paranoid (or Black Sabbath or Master of Reality)
8. The Who – Who’s Next (or Tommy or Quadrophenia)
9. Jimi Hendrix – Are You Experienced? (or Electric Ladyland or Axis: Bold as Love)
10. U2 – The Joshua Tree (or Achtung Baby)
11. Rush – Moving Pictures (or 2112)
12. AC/DC – Highway to Hell (or Back in Black)
13. Metallica – Master of Puppets
14. Pearl Jam – Ten
15. Alice in Chains – Dirt
16. Mastodon - Crack the Skye (or The Hunter)
17. Soundgarden – Superunknown (or Badmotorfinger or Down on the Upside)
18. Guns ‘n’ Roses – Appetite for Destruction
19. Smashing Pumpkins – Siamese Dream
20. Nirvana – Nevermind
21. Queensryche – Operation Mindcrime (or Empire)
22. Foo Fighters – Wasting Light
23. The White Stripes – Elephant
24. Red Hot Chili Peppers – Blood Sugar Sex Magik
25. Queens of the Stone Age - Music for the Deaf

steam-powered
06-04-2012, 11:02 PM
Geez, I don't think anybody so far would want to be stuck on my desert island with my choices. A few that I'd definately NOT want to live without would easily be:

1. Bach Brandenburg Concertos conducted by Gustav Leonhardt (two cds)
2. Beethoven Complete Symphonies conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt (five cds)
3. Beethoven Complete Piano Concertos conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt (three cds)
4. Wes Montgomery "Smokin' at the Half Note"
5. Beatles Red Album (two discs)
6. Beatles Blue Album (two discs)
7. Omar Faruk Tekbilek "Whirling"
8. Bach Mass in B Minor directed by Konrad Junhanel (two discs)
9. "Monshogodo: Meditative Sounds of Old Japan" by Michael Chikuzen Gould and Sebastien Gishin Cyr
10. Barney Kessel "Let's Cook"
11. Since we can't have "compilation" albums, and as most 78's are only available on compilation albums, I'd grab a handful of Django and Son House records on my way to the island

My island rocks!

rschleicher
06-18-2012, 06:44 PM
I actually keep a "top 25 songs of all time" playlist on my iPod, which I modify slightly from time to time. But albums is a bit more complicated. But here goes. It's not in any sorted order, just albums as they occur to me, with some back-tracking along the way. Certainly it's not a ranked ordering.

1. Beatles - "Help" (the 14-song UK version, which has all of the US album (minus the soundtrack snippets), plus other songs that were on the US "Yesterday and Today" album)
2. Rolling Stones - "Let It Bleed"
3. The Who - "Tommy"
4. The Who - "Who's Next"
5. Creedence Clearwater Revival - "Cosmo's Factory"
6. Pink Floyd - "Dark Side of the Moon"
7. Rod Stewart - "Every Picture Tells A Story"
8. AC/DC - "Back In Black"
9. Prince - "Purple Rain" (I was very tempted to pick "Dirty Mind" instead, but ended up opting for PR.)
10. David Bowie - "Ziggy Stardust"
11. Derek and the Dominoes - "Layla"
12. Rolling Stones - "Exile on Main St"
13. Beatles - "Sgt. Pepper" (It's hard to NOT include several others, such as Revolver, Rubber Soul, and the White Album, so maybe one will sneak in later....)
14. The Ramones - "Rocket to Russia" (here is where it would make sense to pick their 30-song greatest hits album - Ramones Mania)
15. Rancid - "And Out Come the Wolves" (Everything just clicked for this album - the whole thing is a gem.)
16. The Clash - "The Clash" (first US album, great from beginning to end)
17. Little Feat - "Waiting for Columbus" (OK, as a double live album maybe it's cheating. But the playing and sound quality are top-notch.)
18. The Faces - "A Nod is as Good as a Wink, etc." (If you combine Rod Stewart's solo albums and the Faces albums, there is no better string of great work from between 1969 and 1972.)
19. Crosby, Stills, and Nash - first album (OK, this was a toss-up with Deja Vu, which added Neil. But Suite: Judy Blue Eyes has to be included somehow....)
20. Nick Lowe - "Labour of Lust" (a brilliant collection of songs, with Dave Edmunds and the rest of the Rockpile band. But how to choose a Dave Edmunds album???)
21. Dave Edmunds - "Tracks on Wax" (OK, I figured a way... A narrow edge over "Repeat When Necessary". Same band as item 20, above)
22. The Police - "Outlandos d'Amour" (Or however its spelled. Hard to pick one Police album, but I like the greater edginess of their first album.)
23. Elvis Costello - "My Aim Is True" (Even if the Attraction didn't play on this first album, it's still probably his best collection of songs.)
24. B. B. King - "Live At Cook County Jail" (Ah, the ambience of a great live venue.....)
25. Bruce Springsteen - "Born to Run"

A few great individual songs that didn't make it, plus a few other artist regrets:
- Badfinger - a bit too erratic, but "No Matter What" and "Baby Blue" are both on my top 25 songs list
- Humble Pie - a guilty pleasure. "Shine On" with Peter Frampton on vocals is a great tune.
- "All Right Now" by Free
- What, no Cream? No Allman Brothers? I tried to kill two birds with "Layla".....
- TYA and ELO are both favorites of mine (certainly in the three-letter nick-name category), but no single albums stood out
- I was also tempted by James Brown, "Live at the Apollo" - he's another good argument for a greatest hits exception
- I also regret not being able to include any Lou Reed or VU - "Sweet Jane" is on my top 25 songs list.
- Not enough modern music, I know. Eve 6's first album is a contender. And Sublime's self-titled album is also (their second?) And I'm super impressed with the cohesiveness of One Republic's "Waking Up", which is pretty brilliant, even if I'm not a big fan of the vocal style.

sergiodeblanc
06-18-2012, 11:46 PM
Hey where is Hans'ssss list? You can't just fart in a room and leave. :D This was kind of hard!

??

prsrocker1988
06-24-2012, 01:04 AM
1. Hotel California - Eagles (the song and album that saved my life and made me pick up the guitar especially because of Joe Walsh but also Don Felder too. My favorite band!)
2. Exile On Main Street - Rolling Stones
3. Street Survivors - Lynyrd Skynyrd
4. Back In Black - AC/DC
5. Toys In The Attic - Aerosmith
6. Rumours - Fleetwood Mac
7. Disreali Gears - Cream
8. Tres Hombres - ZZ Top
9. IV - Led Zeppelin
10. Abbey Road - Beatles
11. Texas Flood - Stevie Ray Vaughan
12. Featuring Eric Clapton - John Mayall's Bluesbreakers
13. Super Session - Al Kooper
14. Are You Experienced - Jimi Hendrix
15. Rides Again - James Gang
16. Appetite For Destruction - Guns N' Roses
17. Hysteria - Def Leppard
18. Escape - Journey
19. Damn The Torpedoes - Tom Petty
20. Fire And Water - Free
21. Layla and Assorted Love Songs - Derek and the Dominoes
22. From The Cradle - Eric Clapton
23. But Seriously Folks - Joe Walsh
24. 1984 - Van Halen
25. Shake Your Money Maker - Black Crowes

Captainwave
08-02-2012, 05:05 AM
I could easily live on a desert island with the music listed below, but man, it's hard to pick just 25 :)

1. Pink Floyd - Pulse
2. Pink Floyd - Wish you were here
3. Pink Floyd - Atom heart Mother
4. Pink Floyd - Animals
5. Roger Waters - Amused to Death
6. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - 4 Way Street
7. Lee Clayton - Naked Child
8. Yes – Tales from Topographic Oceans
9. Genesis - Selling England by the pound
10. Steve Hackett - Spectral Mornings
11. Lou Reed – Rock n’ Roll Animal
12. Moody Blues – A question of balance
13. Leonard Cohen – More best of
14. Led Zeppelin - I
15. Led Zeppelin – II
16. Led Zeppelin – III
17. Led Zeppelin – IV
18. Led Zeppelin – Houses of the Holy
19. Robert Plant – Fate of Nations
20. Pendragon – Pure
21. Camel – Never let Go (2 disc set)
22. Camel – Harbour of Tears
23. Gary Moore – The Essential
24. The Beatles – The White Album
25. Dream Theater – Systematic Chaos

strido
08-06-2012, 12:12 PM
1) Queensryche - Operation:Mindcrime
2) Queensryche - Operation:Mindcrime (in case the first one gets messed up!)
3) Queensryche - The Warning
4) Pink Floyd - The Wall
5) Metallica - Master of Puppets
6) Iron Maiden - Number of the Beast
7) Whatever I can find that has "The 1812 Overture" on it
8) The Cult - Sonic Temple
9) Styx - Kilroy Was Here
10) Michael Jackson - Thriller
11) The Who - Tommy
12) Metallica - Ride the Lightning
13) Ozzy Osbourne - Diary of a Madman
14) Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard of Oz
15) Aerosmith - Toys in the Attic
16) Extreme - Three Sides to Every Story
17) Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
18) Tenacious D - The Pick of Destiny
19) Iron Maiden - Somewhere in Time
20) Dio - Holy Diver
21) Metallica - ...And Justice for All
22) Led Zeppelin 4
23) Ra - From One
24) Pearl Jam - 10
25) Collective Soul - Hints, Allegations and things left unsaid

]-[ @ n $ 0 |v| a T ! ©
09-05-2012, 10:16 AM
OK... I've delayed this long enough. I'll update this post over the next week - until my list is complete.

1) Long Road Out of Eden - The Eagles
2) Purple Rain - Prince & The Revolution
3) Pretty Hate Machine - Nine Inch Mails
4) The End of The Innocence - Don Helnley
5) Full Moon Fever - Tom Petty
6) Up - Peter Gabriel
7) ...but seriously - Phil Collins
8) Sailing The seas of Cheese - Primus
9) Operation:mindcrime - Queensyche
10) Rage Against The Machine - Rage Against The Machine
11) Seal - Seal (1991)
12) Subliminal Plastic Motives - Self
13) Seasons - Sevendust
14) Tuesday Night Music Club - Sheryl Crow
15) In Your Honor - Foo Fighters
16) Listen Without Prejudice - George Michael
17) Born Again - Black Sabbath
18) Blue Valentine - Tom Waits
19) 5150 - Van Halen
20) Appetite For Destruction - G-N-R
21) Italia - Chris Botti
22) Long Cold Winter - Cinderella
23) God Shuffled His Feet - Crash Test Dummies
24) G. Love & Special Sauce - G. Love & Special Sauce
25) D.A.D. - No Fuel Left For The Pilgrims


Below are the albums I am still trying to evaluate vs what's already on the list above (damn... this is HARD). They are just there as a placeholder. I'll whittle it down to 25. Eventually...
Ill Communication - Beastie Boys
Fallen - Evanescence
Continuum - John Mayer
Start The Car - Jude Cole
Hopes & Fear - Keane
1984 - Van Halen
Step Inside This House - Lyle Lovett
Peace Beyond Passion - Me'Shell Ndegéocello
Left Of Cool - Bela Fleck & The Flecktones
The Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Taste - Ministry
Dulcinea - Toad The Wet Sprocket
For Evert Heart - Twila Paris
More To This Life - Stephen Curtis Chapman
I Still Believe in You - Vince Gill
Inside The Electric Circus - WASP
This Is War - 30 Seconds To Mars
Tommyland: The Ride - Tommy Lee
Can't Slow Down - Lionel Richie
Dogman - King's X
Rising Force - Yngwie Malmsteen
Dummy - Portishead
Everything from Jamiroquai

LSchefman
09-06-2012, 11:54 PM
1. Another Green World - Brian Eno
2. Roxy Music - For Your Pleasure
3. Basket of Light - Pentangle
4. Wildflowers - Petty
5. Meet the Beatles - The Beatles
6. Exodus - Bob Marley
7. Synchronicity - The Police
8. The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
9. Bringin' It All Back Home - Bob Dylan
10. Highway 61 Revisited - Bob Dylan
11. Music From Big Pink - The Band
12. Truth - Jeff Beck
13. Gasoline Alley - Rod Stewart
14. Luck of the Draw - Bonnie Raitt
15. Kid A - Radiohead
16. Rush of Blood To The Head - Coldplay (I don't care, I like it)
17. Joshua Tree - U2
18. This Is War - 30 Seconds to Mars (my son helped make this record and I love listening to it)
19. Live At Leeds - The Who
20. Beggars Banquet - Rolling Stones
21. The Suburbs - Arcade Fire
22. Aja - Steely Dan
23. Bitches' Brew - Miles Davis
24. Romantic Warrior - Return to Forever
25. All Things Must Pass - George Harrison

CE-man
09-07-2012, 12:49 AM
25 wow, I don't know but I can start with :

1. Beatles- Abbey Road
2. Aerosmith- Toys in the Attic
3. Yes- The Yes Album
4. Traffic- The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys
5. Jethro Tull- Thick as a Brick
6. Pink Floyd- Dark Side of the Moon
7. Steely Dan- Aja
8. Rush- Moving Pictures
9. Deep Purple- Machine Head
10. through 15. Led Zeppelin- I, II, III, IV, Houses of the Holy, Physical Graffiti
16. Bad Company- Bad Company
17. Beatles- Sgt. Peppers
18. Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers
19. Yes- Close to the Edge
20. Heart- Little Queen
21. Bob Marley- Exodus
22. Simon and Garfunkel- Sounds of Silence
23. Fleetwood Mac- Rumors
24. Alice Cooper- Schools Out
25. Who- Tommy, Who's Next, and/or Live at Leeds.....you mean I can only take one?

Man, I could do another 25 without a problem...

Albrecht Smuten
09-07-2012, 03:44 AM
To make it more challenging, I decided to list concept albums only. Originally thought I could do one album per band, but I couldn't =)

Dream Theater - Scenes from a memory
Ayreon - The Human Equation
Opeth - Still life
Mind's Eye - Gentleman's Hurricane
Pain of Salvation - One hour by the concrete lake
Shaolin Death Squad - Five deadly venoms
Angra - Temple of shadows
Porcupine Tree - Fear of the blank planet
Jethro Tull - Thick as a brick
Dream Theater - Six degrees of inner turbulence
Ayreon - 01011001
Opeth - My arms your hearse
Pain of Salvation - Entropia
Pain of Salvation - Remedy Lane
Pain of Salvation - Perfect element
Porcupine Tree - The incident
Pink Floyd - The wall
Sting - If on a winter's night
Evergrey - The inner circle
Katatonia - Viva emptiness
Blind guardian - Nightfall in Middle-Earth
Mastodon - Crack the Skye
Opeth - Ghost reveries
Riverside - Second life syndrome
Riverside - Rapid eye movement