Jump to content
Extralife

Your favorite album of all time

Recommended Posts

Declaring my allegiance to Orbus Terrarum in the latest Orb thread got me wondering — what are your favorite albums of all time?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

rifts 2012 edition

both selected ambient works

a bunch of other stuff & most of it's even not as blatantly stereotypical watmm poster picks, but those two are almost always the first to spring to mind

 

 

honestly my own albums by far, but that may be in large part because they're able to send me to very particular places that no other music can for obvious reasons

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

saw 2 is so far above everything else 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

1. OK Computer

2. Vespertine

3. Untilted

4. Here, My Dear

5. Confield

6. Dark Side of the Moon

7. Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

8. On the Beach

9. Mezzanine

 

They've all been in my top 10 for several years now, so regard them as my trusty top tier.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

ouf, difficult.. but imma go with a god-tier tie between:

 

Miles davis - In a Silent Way

Aphex Twin - Selected ambient works volume 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I wonder why people are obsessed with picking favourites. More realistic is to say a certain album is the favourite within a certain set of circumstances but in the end they all have a different feel which can be just about right or not fitting at all depending on the situation

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

nope. saw 2 for me transcends any context. it creates its own listening environment and mood and i'm always willing to hear it. that's why it's the best.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Easy, Drukqs. Has been since the day I first heard it and very possibly will always be. Should be a somewhat unreal album to top that one.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Gastr del Sol - Upgrade & Afterlife

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I wonder why people are obsessed with picking favourites. More realistic is to say a certain album is the favourite within a certain set of circumstances but in the end they all have a different feel which can be just about right or not fitting at all depending on the situation

It's not about picking, it's about knowing. The bulk of my record collection fits into your definition - albums that fit the bill perfectly on certain occasions - but there are at least a handful of records which I've had far more pleasure from over long term listening than others. Ones I'd be devastated to lose, ones that affect me on a deeply profound level, ones that specific and important memories attached, ones that I can listen to in just about any situation, ones I can put on repeat and never get sick of. 

 

Lifeforms by FSOL is my favourite album. There's genuinely been another album that even comes close for me. I can't begin to put into works how it affects me on a totally different level to any other piece of art I've ever experienced. After that...

Selected Ambient Works Vol II

100 Broken Windows by Idlewild

Pale Ravine by Deaf Center

Laughing Stock by Talk Talk

76 14 by Global Communication

Hergest Ridge by Mike Oldfield

A Bell is a Cup Until it is Struck by Wire

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Laughing Stock by Talk Talk

 

Good call. This is the only album I could listen to a few years ago when I had chronic nerve pain and was awaiting a root canal.

Also never fails to get rid of a headache.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

impossible question for me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah, maybe I could pick a favorite for each genre I listen to, but I can’t imagine settling on a single record.

Edited by doublename

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah, maybe I could pick a favorite for each genre I listen to, but I can’t imagine settling on a single record.

List those then!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Go Plastic

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

1. OK Computer

2. Vespertine

3. Untilted

4. Here, My Dear

5. Confield

6. Dark Side of the Moon

7. Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

8. On the Beach

9. Mezzanine

 

They've all been in my top 10 for several years now, so regard them as my trusty top tier.

 

Love On The Beach.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

As much I've tried to answer this question, I really cannot. My favorites change on a regular basis, but I feel that nothing really outweighs the other, so there's no absolute #1 album for me. I mean, there are records that I find timeless and some that I can listen to all the way through without skipping, but even in those, I wouldn't be able to pull out an all-time favorite. Here are just a few that I can think of off the top of my head:

 

Aphex Twin - Richard D James Album

Madvillain - Madvillainy

Radiohead - Amnesiac

Wu-Tang Clan - Wu-Tang Forever

Squarepusher - Hello Everything

Modest Mouse - The Lonesome Crowded West

Interpol - Turn on the Bright Lights

 

Really impossible to choose.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest Chesney

Impossible but I know there are some in the top 10-20

 

The seaside - Cardiacs

Spokes - Plaid

Songs from the big chair - Tears for Fears

MHTRTC/Geogaddi - BoC

post/homogenic - Bjork

Countdown to Extacy - Steely Dan

Two Pages - 4 Hero

Dirt - Alice in Chains

Radiator - Super Furry Animals

Sgt Peppers - Beatles

Forever changes - Love

Apostophe - Zappa

11 - zoomthelineandeye (haha, half serious actually and not in a CMOAC way)

Lift your skinny fists - GYBE

 

etc etc etc

Edited by Chesney

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Here are a few random favourites off the top of my head. Apologies for some painfully obvious choices.

 

Aphex Twin - Drukqs

BoC - Geogaddi

Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness

GY!BE - F#A# infinity

Frank Zappa - Hot Rats

Bowie - Heroes

Pink Floyd - Animals

DJ Shadow - Endtroducing

Viet Cong - S/T

The Avalanches - Wildflower

 

Even though those last two records are fairly recent, I have zero qualms about classing them as all time favs

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

gong - you

elis regina - s/t

can - future days

beck - mellow gold

fleetwood mac - rumours & tusk

 

i dunno.. basically your dad's old vinyl collection

 

edit: 

 

and saw1 of course lol

Edited by Thiefinger

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...