View Full Version : I need the help of all you music fans

2009-04-05, 02:29 PM
I want to make a series of youtube videos, each with a song from one of my favorite 100 albums as a means to share musical gems with the denizens of the net. Before I start I want to be as well versed as is reasonable. I certainly can't listen to everything out there, but I want to do my best to be as knowledgeable as I can. So Playgrounders, help me out and name some of the best albums you've heard. Any genre works. It can be lowercase, Doom Metal, Folk, Acid House, Free-Jazz, Indie Pop or an avant-garde reinterpretation of Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen, just shoot albums my way.

2009-04-05, 03:00 PM
The Academy - By Request (Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields under Sir Neville Marriner)

Eat A Peach (The Allman Brothers Band)

Since I Left You (The Avalanches)

Abbey Road (The Beatles)

The Beatles [White Album] (The Beatles)

Magical Mystery Tour (The Beatles)

Revolver (The Beatles)

Rubber Soul (The Beatles)

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (The Beatles)

Legend (Bob Marley & The Wailes) NOTE: This is a compilation album.

Harpsichord Concertos (Bob Van Asperen: Melante Amsterdam)

I'm Wide Awake It's Morning (Bright Eyes)

London Calling (The Clash)

This Desert Life (Counting Crows)

The Very Best Of Cream (Cream) NOTE: This is a compilation album.

Plans (Death Cab For Cutie)

The Crane Wife (The Decemberists)

Her Majesty The Decemberists (The Decemberists)

Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs (Derek & The Dominos)

Money For Nothing (Dire Straits) NOTE: This is a compilation album.

Bang Bang (Dispatch)

Elliott Smith (Elliott Smith)

My Aim Is True (Elvis Costello)

Chopin: Piano Concerto #2, Grand Fantasia On Polish Airs, Grande Polonaise (Emanuel Ax; Charles Mackerras: Orchestra Of The Age Of Enlightenment)

Bach: Brandenburg Concertos (English Chamber Orchestra)

Dvorák: Symphony #9 In E Minor, Op. 95, B 178 "From The New World," Serenade For Strings in E (Eugene Ormandy; London Symphony Orchestra)

At War With the Mystics (The Flaming Lips)

Clouds Taste Metallic (The Flaming Lips)

The Soft Bulletin (The Flaming Lips)

Transmissions from the Satellite Heart (The Flaming Lips)

Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots (The Flaming Lips)

Zaireeka (The Flaming Lips)

Franz Ferdinand (Franz Ferdinand)

Costello Music (The Fratellis)

Super Taranta! (Gogol Bordello)

Gorillaz (Gorillaz)

American Beauty (Grateful Dead)

Separation Sunday (The Hold Steady)

Holopaw (Holopaw)

Elevator (Hot Hot Heat)

The Creek Drank the Cradle (Iron & Wine)

Our Endless Numbered Days (Iron & Wine)

The Shepherd's Dog (Iron & Wine)

Such Great Heights - EP (The Postal Service) NOTE: EP, not an album.

Woman King - EP (Iron & Wine) NOTE: EP, not an album.

Bach: Violin Concertos (Itzhak Perlman; Daniel Barenboim: English Chamber Orchestra)

Mozart: Flute Quartets (James Galway: Tokyo String Quartet)

Symphonie No.40 (James Levine: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra)

Volunteers (Jefferson Airplane)

Are You Experienced? (The Jimi Hendrix Experience)

Haydn: London Symphonies, Vol. 2 (Leonard Slatkin: Philharmonia Orchestra)

Riding The Wave (The Blanks)

The Sunset Tree (The Mountain Goats)

We Shall All Be Healed (The Mountain Goats)

Challengers (The New Pornographers)

Twin Cinema (The New Pornographers)

Oh No (OK Go)

OK Go (OK Go)

Handel: Water Music, Music For The Royal Fireworks (Orpheus Chamber Orchestra)

Mozart: Wind Serenades K. 375/388 (Orpheus Chamber Orchestra)

Person Pitch (Panda Bear)

Graceland (Paul Simon)

Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain (Pavement)

The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (Pink Floyd)

The Wall (Pink Floyd)

Document (R.E.M.)

In Time: The Best of R.E.M. 1988-2003 (R.E.M.) NOTE: This is a compilation album.

Consolers Of The Lonely (The Raconteurs)

In Rainbows (Radiohead)

OK Computer (Radiohead)

Mania (The Ramones) NOTE: This is a compilation album.

Glory Bound (The Ratchets)

Stadium Arcadium (Red Hot Chili Peppers)

Cheer Up! (Reel Big Fish)

Dvorák: Symphony #9 In E Minor, Op. 95, B 178 "From The New World," Serenade For Strings in E (Rudolf Kempe: Munich Philharmonic Orchestra)

The Best of Carlos Santana (Santana) NOTE: This is a compilation album.

Chutes Too Narrow (The Shins)

Oh, Inverted World (The Shins)

Wincing the Night Away (The Shins)

Bookends (Simon & Garfunkel)

Broom (Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin)

Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga (Spoon)

The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads (The Talking Heads) NOTE: This is a live album.

Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum (Tally Hall)

Omnibus (Tarkio) NOTE: This is a compilation album.

The Very Best Of Toots & The Maytals (Toots & The Maytals) NOTE: This is a compilation album.

Achtung Baby (U2)

How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb (U2)

Vampire Weekend (Vampire Weekend)

Urban Hymns (The Verve)

Horowitz In Moscow (Vladimir Horowitz)

Weezer (Weezer)

Icky Thump (The White Stripes)

Tommy (The Who)

Sky Blue Sky (Wilco)

I Am Not Afraid Of You And I Will Beat Your Ass (Yo La Tengo)


Pulled some from my iTunes. I will probably come up with some more later.

2009-04-05, 03:08 PM
Thank you for the elaborate and well thought out post. :smallwink:

2009-04-05, 03:24 PM
Ok then here's a few:

The Fall- This Nation's Saving Grace
MC5- High Times
The Stooges- Fun House
The Clash- London Calling
Wire- Pink Flag
The Jam- All Mod Cons
Elvis Costello- This Year's Model
Patti Smith- Horses
Fugazi- The Argument
Husker Du- Zen Arcade
Gang of Four- Entertainment
Buzzcocks- Singles Going Steady
Minutemen- Double Nickels On The Dime
Dead Kennedys- Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables
Ramones- Ramones
Mudhoney- Superfuzz Bigmuff
Misfits- Misfits
Iggy & The Stooges- Raw Power
mclusky- do dallas
The Birthday party- Junkyard
Ian Dury- New Boots and Panties


Run DMC- Raising Hell
Beastie Boys- Paul's Boutique
De La Soul- Three Feet High and Rising
A Tribe Called Quest- The Low End Theory
Wu Tang Clan- Enter The Wu Tang
Public Enemy- Fear of a Black Planet
GZA- Liquid Swords
Boogie Down Productions- Criminal minded
Gangstarr- Daily Operation
Nas- Illmatic
Notorious BIG- Ready To Die


Fela Kuti & Afrika 70- Zombie
Miles Davis- Kind Of Blue / In a Silent Way / Bitches Brew
Charlie Parker- Ornithology
Charles Mingus- Black Saint and The Sinner Lady
John Coltrane- A Love Supreme
Herbie Hancock- Headhunters
Mahavishnu Orchestra- Birds of Fire
Cannonball Adderley- Something Else

Soul and Funk
Bill Withers- Still Bill
Curtis Mayfield- Superfly
Marvin Gaye- What's Goin' On?
Stevie Wonder- Innervisions
Otis Redding- Otis Blue
Funkadelic- Free Your Mind And Your Ass Will Follow
Parliament- Mothership Connection
Isaac Hayes- Hot Buttered Soul
Sly and the Family Stone- There's A Riot Goin' On

Tom Waits- Rain Dogs
Bob Dylan- Bringing It All Back Home
Neil Young- On The Beach
Joni Mitchell- BLue
Loudon Wainwright- Career Moves
Billy Bragg- Talking About Poetry With the Taxman
Nick Drake- Bryter Later
Nick Cave- The Boatman's Call
Van Morrison- Astral Weeks

My Bloody valentine- Loveless
Sonic Youth- Daydream Nation
Television- Marquee Moon
Supergrass- In It For The Money
Super Furry Animals- Guerrilla
The Smiths- The Queen Is Dead
Flaming Lips- The Soft Bulletin

Captain Beefheart- Trout Mask Replica
Frank Zappa- We're Only In It For The Money
Can- Tago Mago
Faith No More- Angel Dust


2009-04-05, 03:53 PM
Picaresque (The Decemberists)

Castaways and Cutouts (The Decemberists)

Bridge Over Troubled Water (Simon & Garfunkel)

Sounds of Silence (Simon & Garfunkel)

Oh No! Oh My! (Oh No Oh My)

Lifter Puller (Fiestas + Fiascos)

Riot On An Empty Street (Kings of Convenience)

Women (Women)

Firefly (Original Television Soundtrack) (Gred Edmonson)

Dark Side of the Moon (Pink Floyd)

Pershing (Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin)

The Slow Wonder (A.C. Newman)

Goin' Through Changes (Zumpano)

Pet Sounds (The Beach Boys)

Fevers and Mirrors (Bright Eyes)

Who's Next (The Who)

Illinois (Sufjan Stevens)

Viva la Vida (Coldplay)

The Life Pursuit (Belle & Sebastian)

Flight of the Conchords (Flight of the Conchords)

Super Black Market Clash (The Clash)

Push the Button (The Chemical Brothers)

Broken Boy Soldiers (The Raconteurs)

Monsoon (Preston School of Industry)

Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer? (Of Montreal)

Accelerate (R.E.M.)

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah (Clap Your Hands Say Yeah)

Beast Moans (Swan Lake)

Swell (Thomas Cunningham & The Locofocos)

Goodbye Emily Jane (Thomas Cunningham)

Both Sides of the Gun (Ben Harper)

Live From Mars (Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals)

The Will to Live (Ben Harper)

Wonderful World (Israel Kamakawiwo'ole)

The Historical Conquests of Josh Ritter (Josh Ritter)

Hello Starling (Josh Ritter)

Are You A Dream (Denison Witmer)

Rusty Nail (Jackie Greene)

The Very Best of Cat Stevens (Cat Stevens)

Happiness +/- (Shooting John)

April (Sun Kil Moon)

Ghosts of the Great Highway (Sun Kil Moon)

Solace In Sore Hands (Amadine)

Everyone Deserves Music (Michael Franti & Spearhead)

Yell Fire! (Michael Franti & Spearhead)

Aja (Steely Dan)

Fight With Tools (The Flobots)

The Anthology (A Tribe Called Quest)

The Tipping Point (The Roots)

Loaded (The Velvet Underground)

Transformer (Lou Reed)

Grand National (The John Butler Trio)

Short Stories (The Extraordinaires)

Desireless (Eagle Eye Cherry)

Changes In The Weather (Barefoot Truth)

In Between Dreams (Jack Johnson)

Let My Burden Be (Golden Shoulders)

Us Against the Crown (State Radio)

Mothership Connection (Parliament)

Who Are We Living For (Dispatch)

The Anthology (The Ink Spots)

Cigars, Acappella, Candy (The Belmonts)

Louis Armstrong – The Ultimate Collection (Louis Armstrong)

that’s that (The Blue James Band)

Veneer (Jose Gonzalez)


I might bold some later, if I have the time.

I wonder how much of this you'll get through. :smallamused:

2009-04-05, 03:55 PM
Alphabetical by Band, yay formatting. My personal Top 5 bolded

AC/DC-Back in Black
Aerosmith-Just Push Play
Aerosmith-Toys in the Attic
a-ha-Hunting High and Low
Alice Cooper-Billion Dollar Babies
Alice in Chains-Dirt
The Beatles-The Beatles (White Album)
The Beatles-Help!
The Beatles-Let It Be
The Beatles-Magical Mystery Tour
The Beatles-Revolver
The Beatles-Rubber Soul
The Beatles-Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Billy Idol-Rebel Yell
Black Sabbath-Paranoid
Bob Dylan-Highway 61 Revisited
The Clash-London Calling
Coldplay-A Rush of Blood to the Head
Cream-Disraeli Gears
The Cure-Disintegration
David Bowie-Aladdin Sane
David Bowie-"Heroes"
David Bowie-Low
David Bowie-Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps)
David Bowie-Station to Statio
David Bowie-The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
Derek and the Dominoes: Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs
The Doors-The Doors
The Doors-Strange Days
A Flock of Seagulls-A Flock of Seagulls
George Harrison-All Things Must Pass
Guns N' Roses-Appetite for Destruction
Guns N' Roses-Chinese Democracy
Heart-Dreamboat Annie
Incubus-Make Yourself
Iron Maiden-Powerslave
Jeff Buckley-Grace
Jimi Hendrix-Electric Ladyland
John Lennon-Imagine
The Killers-Hot Fuss
KISS-Love Gun
Metallica-Ride the Lightning
Motley Crue-Shout at the Devil
Oasis-Definitely Maybe
Oasis-(What's the Story) Morning Glory
Ozzy Osbourne-Blizzard of Ozz
Ozzy Osbourne-Diary of a Madman
Pearl Jam-Ten
Pink Floyd-Dark Side of the Moon
Pink Floyd-The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
Pink Floyd-The Wall
The Police-Ghost in the Machine
The Police-Outlandos D'Amour
The Police-Regatta de Blanc
The Police-Synchronicity
The Police-Zenyatta Mondetta
Red Hot Chili Peppers-Blood Sugar Sex Magik
Red Hot Chili Peppers-Californication
Red Hot Chili Peppers-Stadium Arcadium
The Rolling Stones-Sticky Fingers
System of a Down-Toxicity
T. Rex-Electric Warrior
Thin Lizzy-Jailbreak
Travis-The Man Who
Van Halen-1984
Van Halen-Fair Warning
The Who-Tommy
The Who-Who's Next

2009-04-05, 04:19 PM
I wonder how much of this you'll get through. :smallamused:

I've already listened to some of the stuff from these lists. I also asked /mu/ for some help. I have a lot of listening to do.

2009-04-06, 03:51 AM
Some of the stuff I listen to, which has not yet been mentioned as far as I could see. I, too, will bold my personal tops.

Aesop Rock - Float
Aesop Rock - Labor Days
Aesop Rock - Bazooka Tooth
Aesop Rock - Fast Cars, Danger, Fire & Knives
Aesop Rock - None Shall Pass
Atmosphre- Overc@st!
Atmosphere - Godlovesugly
Atmosphere - Seven's Travels
Atmosphere - You Can't Imagine How Much Fun We're Having
(the following 4 are EPs released in order of the seasons, and their songs actually attribute themselves to those 4 seasons in which they were released)
Atmosphere - Sad Clown Bad Summer
Atmosphere - Sad Clown Bad Fall
Atmosphere - Sad Clown Bad Winter
Atmosphere - Sad Clown Bad Spring
Atmosphere - When Life Gives You Lemons You Paint That S**t Gold
Beastie Boys - The Sounds of Science (An Anthology)
Busdriver - Temporary Forever
Busdriver - Roadkill Overcoat
Cage - Movies For The Blind
Cage - Hell's Winter
Danger Mouse - The Grey Album
El-P - Fantastic Damage
El-P - I'll Sleep When You're Dead
Eyedea & Abilities - First Born
Eyedea & Abilities - E&A
Felt - A Tribute To Cristina Ricci
Felt - A Tribute To Lisa Bonet
Gnarls Barkley - St. Elsewhere
Gnarls Barkley - The Odd Couple
Hangar 18 - Sweep The Leg
Illogic - Celestial Clockwork
Molemen - Ritual Of The... (Revisited)
Weathermen - The Conspiracy

Arch Enemy - Doomsday Machine
Arkona - Ot Serdca K Nebu
Between The Buried & Me - Alaska
Blind Guardian - Anything by them, especially Nightfall In Middle-Earth & Imaginations From The Other Side
Clutch - Clutch
Clutch - The Elephant Riders
Clutch - Pure Rock Fury
Clutch - Blast Tyrant
Clutch - Robot Hive / Exodus
Clutch - From Beale Street to Oblivion
Dream Theater - Metropolis Part 2: Scenes From A Memory
Faith No More - The Real Thing
Faith No More - Angel Dust
Faith No More - King For A Day, Fool For A Lifetime
Faith No More - Album of The Year
God Forbid - Gone Forever
God Forbid - IV: Constitution of Treason
In This Moment - The Dream
Jethro Tull - Aqualung
Iron Maiden - Edward The Great: Greatest Hits
Lacuna Coil - Half-Life/Unleashed Memories
Lacuna Coil - Comalies
Mastodon - Remission
Mastodon - Leviathan
Mastodon - Blood Mountain
Mastodon - Crack The Skye
Metallica - Master of Puppets
Metallica - ...And Justice For All
Nightwish - again, anything by them is pretty much a winner
Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger
Soundgarden - Superunknown
Soundgarden - Down on the Upside
Symphony X - Paradise Lost
Symphony X - The Odyssey

Beck: Mellow Gold
Beck: Odelay!
Fiona Apple - Tidal
Fiona Apple - When the Pawn Hits the Conflicts He Thinks Like a King...
Fiona Apple - Extraordinary Machine
Flogging Molly - Drunken Lullabies
Garbage - Garbage
Jason Mraz - Waiting For My Rocket To Come
Jason Mraz - We Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things
Kosheen - Resist
Misfits - American Psycho
Mr.Bungle - California
The Presets - Apocalypso
Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie & The Infinite Sadness
They Might Be Giants - Then: The Earlier Years (A Compilation)
They Might Be Giants - Flood
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Greatest Hits
The Travelling Wilburys - Complete Collection
Violent Femmes - Add It Up (1981 - 1993)
Yasunori Mitsuda - kiRite

and that's all I can think of... right now.

Berserk Monk
2009-04-06, 04:10 AM
99 Luftbalons

The Beginning is the End is the Beginning

2009-04-06, 08:41 AM
Nice list JabberwockySupafly. Labor Days is an all time favorite of mine. :smallbiggrin: