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Title: favorite albums of all time...
Post by: Duckhead on February 02, 2010, 01:29:47 AM
I was thinking (I know I shouldn\'t)... what are some of your favorite non-Buckethead albums, one\'s that get regular rotation on your hi-fi or ipod. I could write a list of at least 100 but will limit myself to 5. After a few people list some of their favorites I\'ll post a few more (I already have 5 more ready ;) )

Anyone else listen to these?

Poco\'s self titled album

Jeff Waynes War of the Worlds

Sof Cell, Non Stop Erotic Cabaret

Pepper, Kona Town

Putumayo Arabic Groove
Title: Re: favorite albums of all time...
Post by: Slaw_Slinger on February 02, 2010, 06:22:39 AM
First five...

Quadrophenia - The Who

Rubber Soul - The Beatles

Exodus to Jazz - Eddie Harris

Look Around - Sergio Mendes and Brazil 66

Who\' Next - The Who

I don\'t know how to do that picture thing....


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Title: Re: favorite albums of all time...
Post by: ella_mental on February 02, 2010, 09:31:01 AM
Well, Pink Floyd is my favorite band of all time and The Wall is my favorite Floyd album so it stands to reason that The Wall is my favorite album of all time.

Hmmm...  It\'s been awhile since I\'ve listened to the whole Wall.  I\'m going to do it now.
Title: Re: favorite albums of all time...
Post by: stumpdangler on February 02, 2010, 02:00:04 PM
I find these types of lists vexing! But this is just a snapshot, I listen to music constantly.

In no particular order:

Led Zeppelin IV
Led Zeppelin Houses of the Holy
Faith No More King for a day, Fool for a Lifetime
Metallica Kill \'em All
Mr Bungle California

I guess I\'m in a classic rock mood lately!?
Title: Re: favorite albums of all time...
Post by: Diatonic_mealworm on February 02, 2010, 06:04:37 PM
I thought i was the only one who listened to
Jeff Waynes War of the Worlds..haha!

Other all time favorites
Kiss "Dressed to kill"
Black Dahlia Murder "Unhallowed"
Pantera "Vulgar display of power"
Iron Maiden "Killers or Number of the beast"

but ..other than that it\'s mostly the Deli creeps and Buckethead :)
Title: Re: favorite albums of all time...
Post by: Duckhead on February 02, 2010, 09:39:22 PM
Lots of good albums listed, I guess most of my albums are a little obscure – here are 5 of my favorite “classics”

Jimi Hendrix – Axis: Bold as Love
Van Halen II
Dire Straits – Money for Nothing
Oingo Boingo – Only a Lad
Meatloaf – Bat out of Hell (how can you not love this album?)

Slaw – Quadrophenia is Awesome, love that one!!! The movie too!

D M – stoked to know another Jeff Wayne fan – UlladubUlla! Have you listened to his Spartacus?

Ella – the Wall is great, must have listened to it and Dark Side of the Moon 1,000 times each in high school but I think Wish You Were Here is my fav.

Stump – toss up for me between Houses and Physical Graffiti. I did a term paper on Stairway to Heaven in college – gotta A!
Title: Re: favorite albums of all time...
Post by: stumpdangler on February 02, 2010, 10:37:53 PM
Some great stuff there Duckhead. I can\'t quibble with Physical Graffiti at all. Worth the price of admission for "In My Time of Dying" alone. Then you\'ve got the rest of the album to contend with.! SHEESH! How did one band do that? So diverse, yet cohesive. Another album A Night at the Opera by Queen I\'m gonna go get that one the next chance I get! It has been a long time since I\'ve heard that one at one sitting.
Title: Re: favorite albums of all time...
Post by: Slaw_Slinger on February 03, 2010, 05:47:02 AM
Ahhhh, Queen.....they were my first concert (Thin Lizzy opened)...
I love their pre-ANATO stuff:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JofwEB9g1zg

I wrote my Social Studies Regent essay on them and British Sitcoms....now, what could that essay question have been???
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Title: Re: favorite albums of all time...
Post by: ella_mental on February 03, 2010, 08:16:00 AM
I\'ll add David Bowie - The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.
Title: Re: favorite albums of all time...
Post by: stumpdangler on February 03, 2010, 11:46:10 AM
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Ahhhh, Queen.....they were my first concert (Thin Lizzy opened)...
I love their pre-ANATO stuff:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JofwEB9g1zg

I wrote my Social Studies Regent essay on them and British Sitcoms....now, what could that essay question have been???
 8)


Yes! Love that song. Thanks for the link.
Title: Re: favorite albums of all time...
Post by: Slaw_Slinger on February 03, 2010, 05:51:30 PM
Not an album but it\'s 51 years ago today since "the music died":

"a long, long time ago..."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNdEu9s5qUU

my dad bought this 45...you had to turn it over 1/2 way through to hear the complete song.

The Cure:
Standing on the Beach and Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me

The Beatles:
A Hards Day Night

Quincy Jones:
Go West, Man

Dave Brubeck
Time Out

I am going to look up Jeff Wayne.


Title: Re: favorite albums of all time...
Post by: Duckhead on February 04, 2010, 02:23:01 AM
ya know the problem with these kinds of lists are that you need one for every genre of music, and as soon as you think of 5 albums another 1, 2 or 10 pop in your head.

I forgot to mention Patti Smith - I love her! Gung Ho is a GREAT album. Anyone else like her?

Slaw - you\'re a Jazz fan?  There are so many great Jazz albums and artists, I don\'t listen to near enough. Off the top of my head a few of my Jazz fav\'s are:

Ken Nordine - Word Jazz

Michael Franks - the Art of Tea

Billy Cobham - Spectrum (Cobham is so awesome!!)

Coltane - a Love Supreme

St Germain - Tourist

Title: Re: favorite albums of all time...
Post by: Slaw_Slinger on February 04, 2010, 05:46:45 PM
Guess I am, Duck.  I like a lot of different types of music.  Also love Big Band and swing.  My fave jazz artisits are Sonny Rollins, Eddie Harris, Dave Brubeck (whom I see every year at the Tarrytoen Music Hall; tho\' unfortunately I think last year was the last), Modern Jazz Quartet....and on and on.
I love Doo Wop!!  And the old standards singers: Chris Connor (think we had a convo on her), June Christy etal.  And of course,  The Who, The Beatles, The Cure, Queen...and that other guy...what\'s his name? oh Buckethead!!!

I "discovered" the Tineke Postma Quartet last year:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wzxr76JUwBc
(very shakey; hard to watch; just listen)

went off topic...sorry!!!

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Title: Re: favorite albums of all time...
Post by: ella_mental on February 05, 2010, 07:39:36 AM
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I forgot to mention Patti Smith - I love her! Gung Ho is a GREAT album. Anyone else like her?


My yoga buddy is a big Patti Smith fan.  From what I gather she plays in NYC every year a few days around NYE.  My friend goes to see her there every now and again.  She just went in Dec. and loved it, as she usually does.

Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath always makes my list of top albums for straight raw sound.
Title: Re: favorite albums of all time...
Post by: Slaw_Slinger on February 05, 2010, 07:56:19 AM
Have you seen her new book, ella: Just Kids
Title: Re: favorite albums of all time...
Post by: ella_mental on February 05, 2010, 11:32:24 AM
No I haven\'t.  Thanks.  I\'ll pass that info on to my buddy.  I\'m sure she\'d love to know if she doesn\'t already.
Title: Re: favorite albums of all time...
Post by: westlandia on February 06, 2010, 02:52:28 AM
Tavis Smiley had her on for the half hour last night to talk about it. Great interview ...
Title: Re: favorite albums of all time...
Post by: Duckhead on February 09, 2010, 02:02:36 PM
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Tavis Smiley had her on for the half hour last night to talk about it. Great interview ...


missed that one - I\'ll try to find it online - thanks for the post
Title: Re: favorite albums of all time...
Post by: westlandia on February 09, 2010, 03:45:16 PM
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missed that one - I\'ll try to find it online - thanks for the post


I just checked to see if this would be on his site, and I guess you can see it at pbs. org. Runs about 24 minutes. Here\'s the link: http://www.pbs.org/kcet/tavissmiley/archive/201002/20100205.html

It was interesting in that she spoke about their time when they were really young, when they first got to New York and met each other, and continued to support each other through the years. Enjoy!
Title: Re: favorite albums of all time...
Post by: Slunk_Lord on February 13, 2010, 12:12:48 PM
Um...besides any Buckethead album ;D ;D

Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
Metallica - Master of Puppets
Emerson, Lake, and Palmer - Brain Salad Surgery
Muse - Black Holes & Revelations
Mastodon - Crack the Skye
Tool - Lateralus
The Who - Who\'s Next
Emerson, Lake, and Palmer - Trilogy
The Who - Quadrophenia
Title: Re: favorite albums of all time...
Post by: polishbucket on April 13, 2010, 11:08:18 PM
Alien Love Child - Live and Beyond
SRV - Texas Flood
Buddy Guy - Slippin\' In
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band (self-titled)
Geoffrey Mays - Journeys Within & Afar
Title: Rage Re: favorite albums of all time...
Post by: NotAHickInIndy on April 16, 2010, 04:00:20 PM
Mr. Bungle-Self Titled

The Residents-Duck Stab

Primus-Pork Soda

Primus-Sailing the Seas of Cheese

Rage Against the Machine-Evil Empire

Everclear-World of Noise
Title: Re: favorite albums of all time...
Post by: chickentrain on May 20, 2010, 12:15:03 AM
I\'ve been trying to avoid this thread because I knew I\'d have as much difficulty coming up with my favorite albums as everyone else has.

Let me give a little background because I feel it\'s necessary. I\'ve bounced around in the past few years in regards to my overall favorite band(s).

For a few years, I thought Beatles, Tom Petty, and Uriah Heep were my favorite bands. Then I became a huge Thin Lizzy fan and bought all 12 of their studio albums. Then I became a huge Black Sabbath fan and bought the Black Box (which includes all Ozzy-era studio albums). I also bought the Dio-era Black Sabbath albums, too, which include Heaven & Hell, Mob Rules, and Dehumanizer. I even bought 9 of Iron Maiden\'s albums when I thought they were my favorite band.

As you can see, I have a tough time making up my mind. :P Now, I honestly can\'t tell you who my favorite artist is because even I don\'t know who that is. ;)

Without further digression, I will post 5 albums that I think everyone should hear before they die. These are not necessarily my favorite albums of all time, but they definitely rank high on my list. Also, please keep in mind that my favorite genres are rock and metal, so that\'s what these albums will be from. I should qualify that last statement with the word "CLASSIC." I prefer CLASSIC rock and metal to any other genre. (In my opinion, almost all modern stuff sucks. Buckethead is obviously a rare exception in my book because I think he kicks ass.)

1) Uriah Heep - Demons & Wizards

Comment: I\'m flat-out shocked that no one even mentioned Uriah Heep. They were an absolutely killer band back in the day (before I was born), and they\'re still around today in a reincarnated sense. Their original vocalist, David Byron, is possibly the BEST rock/metal vocalist of ALL TIME in my book.

Song: The Wizard
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eq8nQOhZ3u8

2) Thin Lizzy - Black Rose: A Rock Legend

Comment: When I was a huge Thin Lizzy fan, this was my favorite album. I still love this album. I\'m very glad Thin Lizzy was at least mentioned in this thread. I would say this album ties with Thin Lizzy\'s best-known album, Jailbreak, as their best.

Song: Waiting For An Alibi
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLjMmZ8D0E4

3) Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden

Comment: It is often believe that The Number of the Beast is Iron Maiden\'s best album. That\'s a good album, but my favorite has always been their debut album with their original singer, Paul Di\'Anno.

Song: Remember Tomorrow
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jagHzPDjfWU

4) Black Sabbath - Mob Rules

Comment: What? "Mob Rules?" What the heck album is that? It\'s a non-Ozzy album. I\'ve always liked the Dio albums more. Yeah, Paranoid, Master of Reality, and Vol. 4 are good. Mob Rules is different. In my opinion, Dio\'s albums are a breath of fresh air after hearing Ozzy on vocals for 8 albums.

Song: Turn Up the Night
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngVVAGw9MI8

5) Judas Priest - British Steel

Comment: British Steel is one of the greatest metal albums of all time. It\'s as close to perfection as an album can get. Judas Priest has made some other great albums, but British Steel will always be on top.

Song: Living After Midnight (Live!)
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzpHmbwqHLM

There you have it! These are, in my opinion, must-have albums if you like classic rock or metal. These albums provide some of the best examples of music in their respective genres.
Title: Re: favorite albums of all time...
Post by: chickentrain on May 20, 2010, 01:05:00 AM
Yes, I\'m posting again already. I\'ve decided to post 5 more albums. Since the first 5 I posted are relatively well-known groups (although this is arguable with Uriah Heep), I will now post 5 albums that are somewhat unknown but deserve to be heard just as much. These albums are somewhat rare, so I\'ll try and post 2 songs for each one.

1) Manilla Road - Crystal Logic

Comment: This is a KILLER metal album. In my opinion, this album beats out almost all well-known metal groups of past and present. Turn your volume up to max, and prepare to headbang before clicking the links! ;D

Song 1: The Riddle Master
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zw8DbztO_Pc

Song 2: Necropolis
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWvQVln9fAU

2) Quartz - Stand Up and Fight

Comment: Another great metal album by another practically unheard-of metal group.

Song 1: Charlie Snow
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mItAxi0Vkwc

Song 2: Stoking Up the Fires of Hell
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpwA2oNBc6Q

3) Tytan - Rough Justice

Comment: Tytan only released one album. Rough Justice is it. Tytan was co-formed by former members of the metal band Angel Witch and a few other people. The original vocalist/guitarist of Angel Witch, Kevin Heybourne, is a member of Angel Witch who did not form Tytan.

Song 1: The Watcher
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWENOw1ww4c

Song 2: Rude Awakening
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJjbsg9PlU0

4) Captain Beyond - Captain Beyond

Comment: Captain Beyond is more of a classic hard rock group than classic metal. Their debut album is their best, and the other two albums they released are also good.

Song 1: Mesmerization Eclipse
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvZjDuiyUg4

Song 2: Raging River of Fear
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9_pDY8SSBQ

5) Saxon - Unleash the Beast

Comment: Saxon is probably the most-known group of the five I\'ve listed here. Still, their Unleash the Beast album is almost never mentioned as one of their good albums.

Song 1: Cut Out the Disease (Live! - Beginning has an explicit word!)
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pTcHhXFI3o

Song 2: Circle of Light
Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMbqWChNtyM

I hope you all enjoyed my two posts in this thread! I hope you\'ve learned of some new groups here! I may add a third list later if I think of something to post. I apologize in advance if some of the links don\'t work. They should, but they get shut down a LOT on that site.
Title: Re: favorite albums of all time...
Post by: beau810 on May 27, 2010, 12:49:27 PM
Metallica - Master of Puppets
Megadeth - Rust in Piece
Mr. Bungle - self titled
Butthole Surfers - Hairway to Steven
Pink Floyd - the Wall
Iron Maiden - Somewhere in Time
Buckethead - A real diamond in the rough
Testament - Formation of Damnation
Slayer - Reign in Blood
Celtic Frost - Into the Pandemonium
Sacred Reich - the American Way
Anthrax - Among the Living
Fugazi - all of them!!!!
the Jesus Lizard - Liar
Dub Trio - Another Sound is Dying
Trans Am - TA
Pantera - Vulgar Display of Power
Faith no More - King for a Day
Melvins - A senile Animal
Death From Above 1979
Beastie Boys - Pauls Boutique


Its a little long but I could listen to any of these albums over and over.

Title: Re: favorite albums of all time...
Post by: chickentrain on May 27, 2010, 07:44:11 PM
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Iron Maiden - Somewhere in Time

Ah, yes. I had this album at one point. My favorite song on it is probably Sea of Madness or Deja Vu. The only song I think is just average is The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner, but that song has the best guitar solo of the whole album (if I recall correctly). The rest were all decent songs. Wasted Years, Alexander the Great, Stranger in a Strange Land, and of course, Somewhere in Time...cool. Makes me wonder why I sold that album. :(
Title: Re: favorite albums of all time...
Post by: leen on July 31, 2010, 11:19:54 AM
shawn lane ----Power of Ten
Title: Re: favorite albums of all time...
Post by: chickentrain on September 15, 2010, 02:43:23 PM
Another one to toss on the heap of favorite albums of all time:

Def Leppard - On Through the Night

If you think you know Def Leppard, but you haven\'t heard this album, you don\'t know what the REAL Leppard was capable of. They kicked arse more on this album than any after it.
Title: Re: favorite albums of all time...
Post by: Bucketdog on September 15, 2010, 07:20:28 PM
Ehh, to be honest. I can stop listening to buckethead, it\'s a problem (a good one though!)... I guess Jason Becker would be the other genius I listen to aside from buckethead. Jason is fucking brilliant! That\'s about it for now.
Title: Re: favorite albums of all time...
Post by: chickentrain on September 15, 2010, 09:55:13 PM
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Ehh, to be honest. I can stop listening to buckethead, it\'s a problem (a good one though!)... I guess Jason Becker would be the other genius I listen to aside from buckethead. Jason is fucking brilliant! That\'s about it for now.

I\'m guessing you have Perpetual Burn. If not, get that. Also, you may be interested in Marty Friedman\'s album Dragon\'s Kiss. It\'s very similar in style to Jason Becker\'s music.
Title: Re: favorite albums of all time...
Post by: Whale_On_This on September 22, 2010, 09:16:45 AM
Just a couple off the top of my head.
I will exclude Bucket from this list so that it has some variety.

Jeff Beck: Grace
Black Crowes: Southern Harmony & Musical Companion
Zappa: Roxy & Elsewhere
Beck: Odelay
Captain Beefheart: Trout Mask Replica
Devin Townsend: Accelerated Evolution
Elliott Smith: XO
Hank III: Straight To Hell
Life, Sex & Death: Silent Majority
Mark Lanegan: Whiskey For The Holy Ghost
Title: Re: favorite albums of all time...
Post by: chickentrain on September 22, 2010, 03:54:27 PM
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Jeff Beck: Grace
Black Crowes: Southern Harmony & Musical Companion
Zappa: Roxy & Elsewhere
Beck: Odelay
Captain Beefheart: Trout Mask Replica
Devin Townsend: Accelerated Evolution
Elliott Smith: XO
Hank III: Straight To Hell
Life, Sex & Death: Silent Majority
Mark Lanegan: Whiskey For The Holy Ghost

Sadly, I only have a clue about Black Crowes and Zappa. I\'ve heard of Beck, but I don\'t know anything about him. I don\'t really recognize any others. :)
Title: Re: favorite albums of all time...
Post by: Whale_On_This on September 23, 2010, 01:42:58 PM
Variety, the spice o life  ;D

But I like a lot of stuff.
Title: Re: favorite albums of all time...
Post by: Boxenstien on October 01, 2010, 02:47:15 PM
powers of ten  ;D
Title: Re: favorite albums of all time...
Post by: Chris DiCicco on October 22, 2010, 12:30:18 PM
The Union,, Elton John & Leon Russell matched up with a whole sluw of others....

Heaven Made and Heaven Sent.

:o
Title: Re: favorite albums of all time...
Post by: Reanimator77 on October 30, 2010, 12:48:15 PM
Pink Floyd: Darkside of the Moon
Melvins: Bullhead
Frank Zappa: Hot Rats
The Pogues: Rum Sodomy & the Lash
Baroness: Blue Record
King Crimson: Larks\' Tongues in Aspic
Title: Re: favorite albums of all time...
Post by: TheNose on October 30, 2010, 01:45:33 PM
Aphex Twin: Drukqs
Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon
Pink Floyd: The Wall
Tool: Lateralus
Boards of Canada: Geogaddi
Squarepusher: Hard Normal Daddy
Title: Re: favorite albums of all time...
Post by: captaindozak on November 01, 2010, 08:19:13 PM
Wow, some great albums in this group.  some that I have been into big time lately:
NoMeansNo-Wrong
Primus-Seas of Cheese
Santana-Santana
Galactic-Vintage Reserve
Beatles-Abby Road
Deftones-All
The Cat Empire-Self Titled
Big Head Todd and the Monsters-Midnight Radio
David Byrne-David Byrne
Charlie Hunter-Bing, Bing, Bing

I could go on, but that should be plenty!  Plenty diverse for sure..
Title: Re: favorite albums of all time...
Post by: bigstu238 on January 20, 2011, 04:30:19 PM
Devin Townsend- Ki
The first album since Strapping Yound Lad broke up. I LOVE it. It has made me feel better about things so many times.

Dream Theater-Systematic Chaos
As a drummer, Dream Theater just blows my mind. This is the album that got me into, and changed my views on music forever. It\'s also just a nice blend of all of their types of sounds.

Faith No More-Angel Dust
I found this album when I was going through a really dark time, and it pretty much musically summed up the way I felt when I found it. I love Mike Patton\'s vocals, and the really stood out on this album to me.

Death-Symbolic
Love Gene Hoglan, and Chuck. Love the lyrics, and this was another album that when I first heard it, things changed for me.

Bumblefoot- Abnormal
I know it\'s probably bad that I\'m admitting that I love Bumblefoot on a Buckethead forum, but it was a really well made album. "DASH" is awesome.

I also love a lot of John Zorn, and of course Bootsy Collins, Les Claypool, and Bill laswell, but it\'s hard for me to determine my favorites from them.
Title: Re: favorite albums of all time...
Post by: Silverado on January 20, 2011, 05:36:08 PM
I would have to pick 10 from my favorite genre METAL!  although I listen to many styles.  

1.  Black Sabbath- Sabotage
2.  Judas Priest- Unleashed in the East Live
3.  Iron Maiden- Powerslave
4.  Metallica- Master of Puppets
5.  S.O.D.- Live @ Budakon
6.  Slayer- Reign in Blood
7.  Anthrax-Spreading the Disease
8.  Megadeth- Rust in Peace
9.  Pantera-  Far Beyond Driven
10- Morbid Angel- Blessed are the Sick

This is sort of my chronolgy of what I call the Golden Age of Metal late 70\'s to early 90\'s.  
Title: Re: favorite albums of all time...
Post by: ilikeheadcheese on January 20, 2011, 06:50:24 PM
I can\'t pick any favorites but I am actually SHOCKED that only one person had a Buckethead album on the list :o
Title: Re: favorite albums of all time...
Post by: Reanimator77 on January 20, 2011, 09:56:56 PM
Duckhead started this thread for favorite Non-Buckethead albums. Otherwise, my list would be about 50% Bucket.  ;D
Title: Re: favorite albums of all time...
Post by: sammymix on September 28, 2017, 09:10:51 AM
Radiohead - OK Computer
Muse - Black holes and Revelations
Caravan Palace - Panic
GNR - Appetite For Destruction