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Thread started 06/05/18 3:19am

robertgeorge

10 Albums that mean something to you.

The rule is you can only mention one Prince album (but feel free to break it, it is after all your list)

1 Parade Prince and the Reveloution
2 The Beatles (the white album) The Beatles
3 Low David Bowie
4 Faith The cure
5 Dog Man Star Suede
6 Boys for Pele Tori Amos
7 Hounds of Love Kate Bush
8 Blue Joni Mitchell

9 A love Supreme John Coltrane

10 Round Midnight Soundtrack Dexter Gordon (with Herbie Hancock amongst others)

Apologies to many others..................

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Reply #1 posted 06/05/18 5:44am

TheFman

Very good topic! Something else than the usual '10 best'. I'll keep it with max 1 album per artist.

In no order:

- Mano Negra: Patchanka

- The Scene: Open

- Faith No More: ANgel Dust

- Bjork: Debut

- Metallica: ... and justice for all

- Simple Minds: New Gold Dream

- Red Hot Chili Peppers: Blood Sugar Sex Magic

- Prince: 1999

- Trockener Kecks: 1 op 1 miljoen/Betaalde liefde

- Gary Moore: Still got the blues


Just didn't make the list: The Doors - Pearl Jam - Coldplay

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Reply #2 posted 06/05/18 5:58am

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Hey, wow, The Scene! highfive
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Reply #3 posted 06/05/18 11:48am

namepeace

I'm going to exclude Prince albums:

1. What's Going On, Marvin Gaye (1971)

2. Talking Book, Stevie Wonder (1972)

3. Kind of Blue, Miles Davis (1959)

4. Blowout Comb, Digable Planets (1994)

5. It Takes A Nation of Millions To Hold Us Back, Public Enemy (1988)

6. Bitter, Me'Shell Ndegeocello (1999)


7. Aja, Steely Dan (1977)

8. Choose Your Weapon, Hiatus Kaiyote (2015)

9. A Charlie Brown Christmas (Original Soundtrack), Vince Guaraldi Trio (1965)

10. Passion: Music From The Last Temptation of Christ, Peter Gabriel (1988)

Good night, sweet Prince | 7 June 1958 - 21 April 2016

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Reply #4 posted 06/05/18 12:03pm

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10. Passion: Music From The Last Temptation of Christ, Peter Gabriel (1988)


i just watched the criterion collection dvd of 'the last temptation...' a couple of weeks ago. there was a brief documentary detailing peter gabriel's recording of this album. i don't think i knew who billy cobham was whenever the last time i listened to it was, but i will listen with renewed interest the next time knowing he's in there. such a good album.

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Reply #5 posted 06/05/18 12:29pm

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peedub said:

namepeace said:


10. Passion: Music From The Last Temptation of Christ, Peter Gabriel (1988)


i just watched the criterion collection dvd of 'the last temptation...' a couple of weeks ago. there was a brief documentary detailing peter gabriel's recording of this album. i don't think i knew who billy cobham was whenever the last time i listened to it was, but i will listen with renewed interest the next time knowing he's in there. such a good album.


To me, it is sanctified music.

Good night, sweet Prince | 7 June 1958 - 21 April 2016

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Reply #6 posted 06/05/18 12:30pm

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yay! More albums than last thread cool

1) Prince - Sign O The Times (just listened to it walking around the mall n still jammed smile)

2) Erykah Badu - Mama's Gun

3) Erykah Badu - New Amerykah Part One: 4th World War

4) Mos Def - True Magic (probably not my favorite by him or his best, Black on Both Sides or The Ecstatic, but holds dear 2 me just cuz no 1 likes it or knows about it n I think it's great smile)

5) Radiohead - Amnesiac (1 of the first "rock" albums I bought)

6) Prince - The Black Album (bookend 2 SOTT n very playable)

7) Prince - Parade (also very playable)

8) Prince - 1999 (I'm really breaking your rules lol)

9) D'Angelo - Voodoo

10) Esthero - Breath From Another (don't play it as much anymore, but wore it out back in the day smile)

Special shoutout 2 Girl 6 Soundtrack 4 being my initiation n Badu's New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh 4 also being damn good...

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Reply #7 posted 06/05/18 12:35pm

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... 11) Hole - Live Through This (4 sentimental reasons n cuz it jams)

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Reply #8 posted 06/05/18 12:48pm

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prince - lovesexy

talking heads - stop making sense

linda ronstadt - greatest hits

the the - mind bomb

pj harvey - stories from the city, stories from the sea

marvin gaye - what's going on?

nine inch nails - pretty hate machine

jane's addiction - nothing's shocking

beastie boys - paul's boutique

sly and the family stone - fresh

and many, many more...but these all def made a huge impression on me.

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Reply #9 posted 06/06/18 12:11pm

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... 12) Common - Like Water For Chocolate (got a theme going, huh wink)

13) Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

14) Prince - Lovesexy

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Reply #10 posted 06/06/18 1:04pm

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1. Prince - Purple Rain: Has gotten me through so many tough times in life, and soundtracked a lot of good times to.

2. Prince - 1999: Those long Prince jams that made me feel like I was in a club experiencing a legendary Prince aftershow. Danced to this with my headphones on in my room well in to the night.

3. Madonna - Erotica: Her first new album released after I became a fan. Was eleven at the time. Album taught me alot about sex, desire, eroticism, etc.

4. Guns 'n' Roses - Appetite for Destruction: The first album from a rock band that was a band I discovered, rather than a rock band my Dad liked. Inspired me to learn guitar.

5. Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon: An album from my Dads era / generation that I discovered that became an all time favourite and opened the door to explore music and bands from eras before my 'own' music era.

6. Michael Jackson - Thriller: First album I owned.

7. Ministry of Sound - Trance Nation One (1999): The soundtrack of my clubbing years, so many great tracks, so many memories of long nights on the dancefloor

8. Chrvches - Every Open Eye: The best band I discovered at my first and only Glastonbury (2016) ... showed me there's great new music out there from this generation.

9. Air - Moon Safari: Had alot of sex to this album biggrin

10. Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run: Showed me the importance of lyrics and story telling in music



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Reply #11 posted 06/06/18 3:36pm

babynoz

Superfly.................Curtis Mayfield

The World Is A Ghetto...........WAR

Third Album................Jackson Five

Eldorado.............Ro James

Purple Rain..........Prince

Distant Relatives.........Damian Marley/Nas

If You Believe...........Brook Benton

Livin The Luxury Brown.....Mint Condition

Rebel Soul Music.........Martin Luther

Mothership Connection......Pfunk

Prince, in you I found a kindred spirit...Rest In Paradise.
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Reply #12 posted 06/06/18 9:40pm

RJOrion

"All N All" - Earth, Wind & Fire
"Sunbeam" - The Emotions
"Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5" - Jackson 5
"Stone Jam" - Slave
"Go All The Way" - The Isley Brothers
"Funkentelechy vs. The Placebo Syndrome" - Parliament
"Enter The 36 Chambers" - Wu Tang Clan
"Blueprint 2" - JayZ
"Spirit" - Earth, Wind & Fire
"For You" - Prince
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Reply #13 posted 06/06/18 11:32pm

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Bad - Michael Jackson

The Bliss Album...? - P.M. Dawn

Daimonion - Project Pitchfork

The Downward Spiral - Nine Inch Nails

The Gold Experience - prince

Just as I am - Bill Withers

The Mind is a Terrible Thing to Taste - Ministry

Parade - Prince

Remission - Skinny Puppy

Sonia Dada - Sonia Dada

Wordles Blysse - Mediaeval Baebes

music Don't wanna be an American idiot music
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Reply #14 posted 06/07/18 8:26am

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I don't think I can come up with 10 albums that have profoundly affected my life, that have molded me into who I am today. I can only think of five off the top of my head:

1. Prime Of My Life - Phyllis Hyman

2. Living All Alone - Phyllis Hyman

3. I Refuse To Be Lonely - Phyllis Hyman

4. Emotions - Mariah Carey

5. Ask Rufus - Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan

"It's not nice to fuck with K.B.! All you haters will see!" - Kitbradley
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Reply #15 posted 06/07/18 10:56am

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10 is nowhere near enough, but these are some that came to mind in no particular order, including the obligatory Prince album:

1. Miles Davis – Kind Of Blue
2. John Coltrane – A Love Supreme
3. Kate Bush – The Hounds Of Love
4. Aphex Twin – Selected Ambient Works Vol 1
5. Autechre - Tri Repetae
7. Prince – The Black Album
8. Nature And Organisation ‎– Beauty Reaps The Blood Of Solitude
9. Morton Feldman - Rothko Chapel
10. Max Roach – We Insist! Freedom Now Suite

11. Parliament – The Clones of Dr Funkenstein (sorry)
12. Captain Beefheart – Shiny Beast (sorry again - but Candle Mambo just makes me too happy not to be included)

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Reply #16 posted 06/07/18 12:07pm

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Hiatus Kaiyote - Choose Your Weapon

Kate Bush - Hounds Of Love

Parliament - Funkentelechy vs the Placebo Syndrome

Marvin Gaye - Here My Dear

Prince - Around The World In A Day

Scraping Foetus Off The Wheel - Nail

Moloko - Do You Like My Tight Sweater?

Aphex Twin - Drukqs

Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago

The Blue Nile - Hats

Dinosaur Jr. - Farm

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Reply #17 posted 06/08/18 7:07am

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modified said:

Hiatus Kaiyote - Choose Your Weapon

Kate Bush - Hounds Of Love

Parliament - Funkentelechy vs the Placebo Syndrome

Marvin Gaye - Here My Dear

Prince - Around The World In A Day

Scraping Foetus Off The Wheel - Nail

Moloko - Do You Like My Tight Sweater?

Aphex Twin - Drukqs

Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago

Dinosaur Jr. - Farm

Hiatus Kaiyote are pretty good - I hadn't heard of them prior to your post. smile I like the lead vocalist's voice.

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Reply #18 posted 06/08/18 9:57am

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I like the lead vocalist's voice.

Nai Palm. Watch what happened on the second song of her first show outside Australia, in New York, in 2012, when she was mostly unknown - volume up, headphones, full screen, listen and watch. Prince was a big fan. He invited Hiatus Kaiyote to Paisley Park several times, but they never could make their schedules work. So he attended their show in Minneapolis and stood in the audience.

BTW, I'll definitely check out the albums from your list that I don't know. That's a great list.

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Reply #19 posted 06/08/18 10:29am

namepeace

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fen said:

I like the lead vocalist's voice.

Nai Palm. Watch what happened on the second song of her first show outside Australia, in New York, in 2012, when she was mostly unknown - volume up, headphones, full screen, listen and watch. Prince was a big fan. He invited Hiatus Kaiyote to Paisley Park several times, but they never could make their schedules work. So he attended their show in Minneapolis and stood in the audience.

BTW, I'll definitely check out the albums from your list that I don't know. That's a great list.

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I jokingly call HK Prince's children. But they sound like no other outfit in music, even though you can hear their influences. Maybe that's why Prince liked them so much.

Good night, sweet Prince | 7 June 1958 - 21 April 2016

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Reply #20 posted 06/08/18 2:13pm

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Swing Out Sister "It's Better To Travel"

The Family "The Family"

Bus Boys "Minimum Wage Rock N Roll"

Depeche Mode "Music For The Masses"

Thomas Dolby "The Flat Earth"

Prince "Controversy"

Miles Davis "Water Babies"

Parliament "Motor Booty Affair"

Stevie Wonder "Music Of My Mind"

Earth Wind & Fire " I Am"

Katie Kinisky: "So What Are The Latest Dances, Nell?"
Nell Carter: "Anything The Black Folks did Last Year"
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Reply #21 posted 06/08/18 2:23pm

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modified said:

fen said:

I like the lead vocalist's voice.

Nai Palm. Watch what happened on the second song of her first show outside Australia, in New York, in 2012, when she was mostly unknown - volume up, headphones, full screen, listen and watch. Prince was a big fan. He invited Hiatus Kaiyote to Paisley Park several times, but they never could make their schedules work. So he attended their show in Minneapolis and stood in the audience.

BTW, I'll definitely check out the albums from your list that I don't know. That's a great list.

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Yeah, she’s great. I love her smoky tone.

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MotorBootyAffair said:

Swing Out Sister "It's Better To Travel"


The Family "The Family"


Bus Boys "Minimum Wage Rock N Roll"


Depeche Mode "Music For The Masses"


Thomas Dolby "The Flat Earth"


Prince "Controversy"


Miles Davis "Water Babies"


Parliament "Motor Booty Affair"


Stevie Wonder "Music Of My Mind"


Earth Wind & Fire " I Am"



i'm not a huge thomas dolby fan, but i've been listening to his 'sole inhabitant' album quite a bit over the last few months. it's really good. a live performance, just him and some synths, of some old and new stuff. highly recommended.
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Reply #23 posted 06/08/18 6:31pm

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peedub said:

MotorBootyAffair said:

Swing Out Sister "It's Better To Travel"

The Family "The Family"

Bus Boys "Minimum Wage Rock N Roll"

Depeche Mode "Music For The Masses"

Thomas Dolby "The Flat Earth"

Prince "Controversy"

Miles Davis "Water Babies"

Parliament "Motor Booty Affair"

Stevie Wonder "Music Of My Mind"

Earth Wind & Fire " I Am"

i'm not a huge thomas dolby fan, but i've been listening to his 'sole inhabitant' album quite a bit over the last few months. it's really good. a live performance, just him and some synths, of some old and new stuff. highly recommended.

I've heard good things about that recording, and I may look into that this weekend. Thanks.

Katie Kinisky: "So What Are The Latest Dances, Nell?"
Nell Carter: "Anything The Black Folks did Last Year"
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Reply #24 posted 06/09/18 2:28am

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Can I make it 100?

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Reply #25 posted 06/09/18 3:10am

robertgeorge

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Can I make it 100?

As Morris E Day (the only) would say YESSSSSSSSSSSS!

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Reply #26 posted 06/12/18 12:55pm

NorthC

Introducing the Hardline According to Terence Trent d'Arby because it was my first LP ever!
Lovesexy by Prince
Stand! by Sly & the Family Stone
Highway 61 Revisited by Bob Dylan
Those three albums introduced me to those artists and my life hasn't been the same ever since!
Diesel and Dust by Midnight Oil showed me that a band could write about social/political issues and still rock hard.
Clandestino by Manu Chao did the same from a Latin American perspective.
Here, My Dear by Marvin Gaye and Blood On the Tracks by Bob Dylan talk about love break ups in a way that touch me...
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Reply #27 posted 06/12/18 1:50pm

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I guess I'll try to stick to the script. As far as Prince, Killing Joke, Donald Byrd, EW&F and Steely Dan, i would include more of their albums.

Prince-1999
Killing Joke-Night Time
Steely Dan-Gaucho
Roxy Music-Avalon
Metallica-Master of Puppets
Donald Byrd-Stepping into Tomorrow
Run-DMC-Raising Hell

Earth, Wind & Fire-Raise!(That's the Way of the World was a close, close second)



I'll get back to y'all for the last two.

Rest in Peace Bettie Boo. See u soon.
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Reply #28 posted 06/12/18 1:55pm

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peedub said:

namepeace said:


10. Passion: Music From The Last Temptation of Christ, Peter Gabriel (1988)


i just watched the criterion collection dvd of 'the last temptation...' a couple of weeks ago. there was a brief documentary detailing peter gabriel's recording of this album. i don't think i knew who billy cobham was whenever the last time i listened to it was, but i will listen with renewed interest the next time knowing he's in there. such a good album.


Great album. I think i posted something from it(years ago) on here.

Rest in Peace Bettie Boo. See u soon.
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Reply #29 posted 06/12/18 4:16pm

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Beatles - Revolver (pretty much will always be there, influential borrowed cassette tapes my brother brought over - Incredible album to say the least

Alice Cooper - Love it To Death (also same as above; cassette) ...incredible band back n the day... Buxton/Dunaway -...ultimate Guitar & Bass combo... they're simply incredible, and these songs can take you anywhere... even through insanity/misery/brightness

Prince - The Rainbow Children - came at the right time for me... after HS, after a friend tried to pull me down with himself into the military... P's perspective and POV were heavily influential in my thinking and spiritual growth at the time (independent thought pursuits), themes of causation, manipulation, love, trust, spirituality, corruption, all about Menda-City...and his word plays... this one kept me thoughtful for years to come

Michael Jackson - Dangerous - Remember the Time? well.. that was about all I heard of it at the time. Not a musical family, and even when it did, my fam (brothers) all went towards metal almost singularly... I still sought this out in later years. To me it reflects his greatest songwriting and voice. (add on Someone Put Your Hand Out and it's bliss)
Gil Scott Heron - Freewill - Though he put out greater albums than this, the was representative of intellectualising the world I was thrown into.
Nirvana - In Utero - Though I don't hold them in as high regard anymore.. this album was peak writing, completely unforgettable. I can still play much of it in my head from memory

Freddie Mercury & Montserrat Caballe - BARCELONA - I still can't put this thing down. Despite now skipping La Japonaise sometimes as well as the Overture... It's an incredible piece of work that reigns triumphant. Fred, Montsy and Mike Moran make this incredible bold leap into multi tracked operatic rock bliss.
Eurythmics - Be Yourself Tonight - I feel this is their greatest album. Written by the duo with a peppering of musical collaborations from the Heartbreakers, it's edgy, warm, angered, spirited, sensual, melodic heaven. Possibly my favorite pick me up album.
Black Sabbath - Sabotage - Hard to pin down their meaning to me.. the band (Tony and GEezer) pretty much wrote the book on thoughful brilliant riff rock and stunning arrangements... The anger and hope expressed on this album, all probably appealed very much to younger me...still does

Megadeth - Youthanasia/Johnny Mathis - Open Fire, Two Guitars/Frank Sinatra - In The Wee Small Hours of the Morning...Depeche Mode - Songs Of Faith and Devotion, Faith No More - King For A Day...., Esperanza Spalding - Esperanza... etc etc... I could really go on forever with this... sooo many albums influenced and shaped the person I have become... and so many have eased and soothed away things, inspired em...

nice topic... I stopped tastefully before going too far.

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