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Re: 500 greatest albums
« Reply #15 on: December 02, 2003, 09:05:58 PM »
I think you have to count songs that others made great. That's what Dylan is, a writer. A song writer. I personally think it's great to listen to him do his own work, but he's not a great singer. His stuff is great

Gemm, I'm not even approaching your comments

Fuzzy, "just not liking it" has nothing to do with it. You can't do an objective list on how much you think it's groovy. So yeah, commercial success + artistic accomplishment + influence.

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Re: 500 greatest albums
« Reply #16 on: December 02, 2003, 09:06:29 PM »
Yeah, Endless Summer was one of the first albums I ever bought.

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Re: 500 greatest albums
« Reply #17 on: December 02, 2003, 09:55:45 PM »
Go buy the Basement tapes by Dylan and it will change your life.
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Re: 500 greatest albums
« Reply #18 on: December 02, 2003, 10:26:01 PM »
I'm pretty sure Gemm's comment were made purely to troll for flames.
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Re: 500 greatest albums
« Reply #19 on: December 02, 2003, 11:56:47 PM »
I'm not a troll. If I were a troll I'd be saying things like, "arrguuuh!" and "Gabuhhh!"

But no, I'm sticking to my arguements. That list is pretty crappy. And I don't like it. Bunch of dead men on that thing.
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Re: 500 greatest albums
« Reply #20 on: December 03, 2003, 12:16:41 AM »
I should hope so!
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Re: 500 greatest albums
« Reply #21 on: December 03, 2003, 03:25:29 AM »
Oddly, for once, I believe with Gemm.  The list is obviously far too slanted toward a particular generation--one who's music I've never cared for.  And putting Joshua Tree down in the high 20's?  Come on.  
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Re: 500 greatest albums
« Reply #22 on: December 03, 2003, 06:54:52 AM »
Thanks EUOL, I mostly agree. Yes I like the Beatles, Neil Young, U2, and some other ones. But still, theres a vast quantity of that list that just flat out sucks.

I still want to know why there is one Sinead O' Connor album and not one TMBG. I'm going to be a little more flagrant and say that TMBG has made a quantity of quality more than that bald headed freak. Ooohh, she makes me so mad.
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Re: 500 greatest albums
« Reply #23 on: December 03, 2003, 02:01:17 PM »
There's a pretty obvious generational bias here, yes. And interestingly, while there is a fair amount of 90s music there is very, very little 80s. But it's hardly a bad thing for Joshua Tree to be in the high 20s--that's in the top 30 albums of all time, in all genres. How could you not consider that an honor?
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Re: 500 greatest albums
« Reply #24 on: December 03, 2003, 04:00:38 PM »
Ok- I'd like to see everyone post what *they* would put as the top 10 albums of all time.  (using any basis you like because  hey- it's your list)
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Re: 500 greatest albums
« Reply #25 on: December 04, 2003, 12:26:52 AM »
Hum.  Good question.  Do they have to be studio albums?  I'm going to say 'no,' since I get to choose.  So, here we go:  (I'm not exactly sure on the order, but these are my ten.  Also, I am not going to even try to spell them correctly.  Sorry.  Word won't fix things like this, and I don't want to search them all out.)

1) Metallica, S&M
2) Yanni, Live at the Acropolis
3) Rammstein, Senchunt
4) Evanescence, Fallen
5) U2, 1980-1990
6) Deep Purple, When we Rock we Rock
7) Meatloaf, Bat out of Hell
8) Chick Corea, Beneath the Mask
9) Styx, Greatest Hits 1
10) Linkin Park, Hybrid Theory
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Re: 500 greatest albums
« Reply #26 on: December 04, 2003, 07:28:33 AM »
let me now point out the difference between an "album" and a "compilation," which is why greatest hits albums don't make the top 500 album lists.

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Re: 500 greatest albums
« Reply #27 on: December 04, 2003, 12:51:55 PM »
Actually, I'm pretty sure that there were some "Greatest Hits" albums on the list. And shut-up Saint. Make your own list and apply whatever biases you want.

(In no particular order)

1) Enya, Memory of Trees
2) Carpenters, A Christmas Portrait
3) Weird Al Yankovic, Off the Deep End
4) Al Stewart, The Last Days of the Century
5) No Doubt (tie between Rocky Steady & Return of Saturn)
6) Vertical Horizon, Everything You Want
7) John Mayer, Room for Squares
8) Nora Jones, Come Away with Me
9) Travis, The Man Who
10) Bare Naked Ladies, Stunt

(I left off Yanni, Live at the Acropolis and Evanescence, Fallen--which I love--because they were already on EUOL's list. But that was my particular bias)
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Re: 500 greatest albums
« Reply #28 on: December 04, 2003, 01:40:08 PM »
dont' shoot hte messenger.

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Re: 500 greatest albums
« Reply #29 on: December 04, 2003, 02:12:42 PM »
Yeah, there were plenty of Greatest Hits compilations on that 500 list, so phooey on you.

And can I assume from MoD's list of publicity machine pop hits that we're listing favorite albums rather than greatest albums?
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