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Postby Mixmaster Shecky » Tue Nov 18, 2003 11:27 am

Stacey K wrote:Does it have to be the last 25 years only? "Pet Sounds" deserves a nod...


It does deserve a nod, Stacey. So does 'The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust ', but I want to stick to the last 25 years because it's more challenging, and it's a nice round number. Everyone can list the Beatles, Stones, Dylan, etc. What about 1991? 1982? 2003?

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Postby NickL » Tue Nov 18, 2003 11:57 am

Radiohead- Ok Computer
Radiohead- Kid A
The Stooges- Funhouse
Velvet Underground- White Light/White Heat
Talk Talk- Laughing Stock
Mission Of Burma- Vs.
My Bloody Valentine- Loveless
Dismemberment Plant- Emergency & I

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Postby nobodygirl » Tue Nov 18, 2003 12:06 pm

radiohead--the bends
beastie boys--check your head
the faint--blank-wave arcade
denali--s/t
cursive--domestica
dismemberment plan--change
fugazi--the argument

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Postby Jake » Tue Nov 18, 2003 12:09 pm

Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique
Beck - Odelay
The Clash - The Clash (U.S. version)
Ice Cube - Death Certificate
Mountain Goats - Tallahassee
Liz Phair - Exile in Guyville
Pixies - Surfer Rosa
Elliott Smith - XO
The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead
Tom Waits - The Heart of Saturday Night
Tom Waits - Small Change
Weezer - Pinkerton

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Postby WalterCracker » Tue Nov 18, 2003 12:29 pm

Are "Best of" comnpilations allowed? If yes I'd go for Queen's Greatest Hits (just the first one).

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Postby Barabajagal » Tue Nov 18, 2003 12:34 pm

25 years is still too long! Last 5 years:

Neutral Milk Hotel--In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
One of the best, most cohesive, moving, and original-sounding albums ever

Spoon--Girls Can Tell
Pithy, tuneful, surprisingly hard-hitting--just like the band

Radiohead--Amnesiac
Coherence of vision, oddity/originality, and sense of play. I prefer it to K'Day

Fountains of Wayne--Utopia Parkway
Unpretentious, unassuming power pop idyll to a broken summer

Avalanches--Since I Left You
The great party record everyone says it is

Flaming Lips--Soft Bulletin
Even better than Yoshimi
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Postby Mixmaster Shecky » Tue Nov 18, 2003 12:54 pm

WalterCracker wrote:Are "Best of" comnpilations allowed? If yes I'd go for Queen's Greatest Hits (just the first one).


Nope. Too easy, and it doesn't really fit the concept of a perfect album, where a band or artist really had everything come together on a single album. As far as a perfect Queen album, I'd go with 'Sheer Heart Attack', but it falls outside the 25-year limit.

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Postby Proptronics » Tue Nov 18, 2003 1:19 pm

Alright then...

T. Rex - Electric Warrior
Al Green - Let's Stay Together
Pavement - Slanted & Enchanted
Wilco - Summer Teeth
Dr. Dre - the Chronic
Neil Young - Tonight's The Night
The Stone Roses - s/t
MBV - Loveless
the Who - Who's Next (can't remember the date on that)
Lambchop - Nixon
the Modern Lovers - s/t
Clem Snide - Your Favorite Music (how can it not be perfect if it's your faves, huh?)
Miles Davis - Bitches Brew
Teenage Fanclub - Songs From Northern England
Ryan Adams - heartbreaker
the Dandy Warhols - thirteen tales from urban bohemia
Swearing At Motorists - this flag signals goodbye
Jurassic 5 - Quality Control
The Dirtbombs - Ultraglide In Black
Silver Jews - American Water
Morphine - Cure For Pain
Sly & the Family Stone - There's A Riot Going On
Weezer - blue

Honorable Mention Given that it's multiple musicians:

The Harder They Come - Soundtrack

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Postby Jake » Tue Nov 18, 2003 1:25 pm

Proptronics wrote:Dr. Dre - the Chronic

"The $20 Sack Pyramid," "The Doctor's Office," and "Bitches Ain't Shit" keep this from being on my list. Those tracks are a stain.

So let's start arguing with each other now!

Has anyone actually listened to the first Stone Roses album recently? It doesn't hold up quite as well as I thought it would.

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Postby Barabajagal » Tue Nov 18, 2003 1:38 pm

Has anyone actually listened to the first Stone Roses album recently? It doesn't hold up quite as well as I thought it would.


Yes--and I couldn't agree more.


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