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The rules: Don't take too long to think about this! You only have fifteen minutes to list fifteen albums you've heard that will always stick with you.

Mention any Songfactors that are relevant to any of the albums (if they introduced you to them or to the band's music in general, or even if they just remind you of them). Also, mention any albums you only found out of because of Songfacts :)

This should be interesting as this was a Note that was passed around on Facebook lately... So here are my fifteen songs to get the ball rolling (and my accompanying comments).

1. Fantasies - Metric

2. Play - Moby

3. Dookie - Green Day

4. Ava Adore - Smashing Pumpkins

5. Frogstomp - Silverchair

6. Around the fur - Deftones

7. Hagnesta Hill (English version) - Kent

8. Make yourself - Incubus

9. Röyksopp's night out - Röyksopp

10. Absolution - Muse

11. Riot on an empty street - Kings of convenience

12. Origin of symmetry - Muse

13. Mechanical animals - Marilyn Manson

14. Music for the jilted generation - Prodigy

15. Black cherry - Goldfrapp

So, not in any order whatsoever, just as they popped into my head as I thought about different memories :)

And yes, there are 2 Muse albums in there. Pity there wasn't room for more!

I tend to associate one song with someone or something more than an entire album (usually, even some of the best albums have a song or two that tends to be a bit naff in comparison to the rest of the tracks...)

I didn't put in any oldies because right now, I can only think of songs I like rather than think of entire albums that make tha grade overall. I don't believe there is anything there pre 1990, maybe even later! But I know there are friends I have tagged who will scold me severely for this and be able to add something which I never thought of but do really like (you know who you are ;) )

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Do greatest hits compilations count as well?

These albums are the ones I've listened to the most in the duration of my life, some not as much anymore. It was hard narrowing down the list to just 15.

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers - Into the Great Wide Open (my all time favorite from it's initial release til today)

U2 - Achtung Baby

Pink - Missundaztood

Alice in Chains - Facelift

Queensrÿche - Operation: Mindcrime

Metallica - Ride the Lightning

Led Zeppelin - Boxed Set

Pink Floyd - The Wall

Queen - Greatest Hits

Rancid - And Out Come the Wolves

Megadeth - Youthanasia

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik

Bush - 16 Stone

The Doors - Best of

Outkast - Speakerboxxx / Love Below (had to include one rap album and this is my favorite artist of the genre)

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1. Bella Donna ~ Stevie Nicks

2. Destoyer ~ KISS

3. Desolation Boulevard ~ The Sweet

4. Rumours ~ Fleetwood Mac

5. Greatest Hits ~ The Eagles

6. Grey Ghost ~ The Henry Paul Band

7. Honky Tonk Union ~ Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers

8. Greatest Hits ~ Linda Ronstadt

9. Tour de Force ~ 38 Special

10. The Wild Heart ~ Stevie Nicks

11. Stranger In Town ~ Bob Seger

12. Hurry Sundown ~ The Outlaws

13. More of the Monkees ~ The Monkees

14. Pronounced Lehnerd Skinnerd ~ Lynyrd Skynyrd

15. Fizzy Fuzzy Big and Buzzy ~ Refreshments

This was my list from FB... but then I forgot about Frampton Comes Alive and Boston. Both huge, huge players in my life. However... I don't know that I could take any of the others down to replace them... they're all just as important to me. :puppyeyes:

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From my Facebook :

1. Automatic for the People-R.E.M.

2. Tapestry-Carole King

3. The Stranger-Billy Joel

4. Pearl-Janis Joplin

5. The White Album-The Beatles

6. Gold-Ryan Adams

7. Sky Blue Sky-Wilco

8. Elephant-The White Stripes

9. Rubber Soul-The Beatles

10. Exile in Guyville-Liz Phair

11. The Man Who-Travis

12. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road-Elton John-

13. Heartbreaker-Ryan Adams

14. Surfacing-Sarah McLachlan

15. Greatest Hits Volume 2-Olivia Newton-John

I'm not really an album person so this was hard and why some artists repeat. And I know Greatest Hits albums don't really count, but number 15 was my first album I ever bought with my own money and there fore really important to me. And I got done in ten minutes. Do I win a prize?

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From my FB:

OK...this was extremely difficult. I immediately eliminated anything that's not Classic Rock including Doo Wop, Motown/Soul, Pop, Jazz, Folk, etc., etc. Then I just alphabetized to simplify it for myself. Here goes:

Abbey Road-The Beatle

Aja-Steely Dan

Ashes Are Burning-Renaissance

Big Pink-The Band

Bonnie Raitt-Bonnie Raitt

Deja Vu-CSN&Y

Everybody's In Show-Biz-The Kinks

Johnny's Dance Band-Johnny's Dance Band

Joy Of Cooking-Joy Of Cooking

Kaleidoscope World-Swing Out Sister

Miles Of Aisles (live)-Joni Mitchell

Silk Degrees-Boz Scaggs

Sticky Fingers-Rolling Stones

Tapestry-Carole King

Tea For The Tillerman-Cat Stevens

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1. The Doors - The Doors

2. Let It Bleed - The Rolling Stones

3. OK Computer - Radiohead

4. The White Album - The Beatles

5. Boys and Girls In America - The Hold Steady

6. Born To Run - Bruce Springsteen

7. The Swell Season - The Swell Season

8. Music From Big Pink - The Band

9. Highway 61 Revisited - Bob Dylan

10. Rocks - Aerosmith

11. Funeral - Arcade Fire

13. Electric Ladyland - Jimi Hendrix Experience

14. The Who Sell Out - The Who

15. Plastic Ono Band - John Lennon

Pretty much just tried to do it stream-of-consciousness, but these might actually be my 15 favorites...

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1. Schoolboys In Disgrace - The Kinks

2. Sticky Fingers - The Stones

3. Black And Blue - The Stones

4. Give The People What They Want - The Kinks

5. Low Budget - The Kinks

6. Love It To Death - Alice Cooper

7. Who Are You - The Who

8. Who's Next - The Who

9. Zeppelin IV - Zeppelin

10. The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars - David Bowie

11. Let It Bleed - The Stones

12. Saturation - Urge Overkill

13. The Warrior's Code - Dropkick Murphys

14. Making Movies - Dire Straits

15. Excitable Boy - Warren Zevon

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I placed my albums in alphabetical order by group cuz I had a couple of minutes to spare. :D

1. AC/DC - Highway To Hell

2. Alice Cooper - Greatest Hits

3. Boston - Boston

4. Cheap Trick - At Budokan

5. David Bowie - ChangesOneBowie

6. Foghat - Live

7. Kiss - Destroyer

8. The Knack - Get The Knack

9. Led Zeppelin - IV

10. Meat Loaf - Bat Out Of Hell

11. Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon

12. Starz - Violation

13. T. Rex - Electric Warrior

14. Ted Nugent - Double Live Gonzo

15. Van Halen - II

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1. Hot Rats - Frank Zappa

2. Hoodoo Man Blues - Buddy Guy & Junior Wells

3. Live At The Fillmore East - Allman Brothers

4. Loaded - Velvet Underground

5. Revolver - Beatles

6. Beggars Banquet - Rolling Stones

7. Highway 61 Revisited - Bob Dylan

8. Harvest - Neil Young

9. Electric Ladyland - Jimi Hendrix

10. Texas Flood - Stevie Ray Vaughan

11. Imagine - John Lennon

12. All Things Must Pass - George Harrison

13. Modern Sounds In Country & Western Music - Ray Charles

14. Little Feat - Little Feat

15. The Band - Ther Band

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1- Sticky Fingers - Rolling Stones

2- Parallel Lines - Blondie

3- The Cars - Candy O

4- Rubber Soul - Beatles

5- Best of - Creedence Clearwater Revival

6- Making Movies - Dire Straits

7- I'm Your Man - Leonard Cohen

8- Crown of Creation - Jefferson Airplane

10- Night Moves - Bob Seger

11- Jack rabbit Slim - Steve Forbert

12- Blonde on Blonde - Dylan

13- Stop making Sense - Talking Heads

14- Deseo carnal - Dinarama

15- Best of - Polnareff

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1 Exile On Main Street- Rolling Stones

2 Steal Your Face- Grateful Dead

3 Eat A Peach- Allman Brothers

4 Rock And Roll Animal- Lou Reed

5 Berlin- Lou Reed

6 Roxy And Elsewhere- Frank Zappa

7 Animals- Pink Floyd

8 Abbey Road- The Beatles

9 Electric- Hot Tuna

10 Killer- Alice Cooper

11 Double Dose- Hot Tuna

12 The Beatles (white album)

13 Pet Sounds- Beach Boys

14 Fillmore East- Allman Brothers

15 Billion Dollar Babies- Alice Cooper

I only had fifteen minutes :(

Lucky for Hot Tuna :rockon: (Hesitation Blues)

Edna and Martin for Lou Reed :bow: :thumbsup:

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forgot to thank some people
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From my FB ;)

1.Darkside Of The Moon-Pink Floyd

2.Sticky Fingers - The Rollinng Stones

3.The Band-The Band

4.Pictures at an Exhibition-ELP

5.After The Gold Rush-Neil Young

6.Led Zeppelin III-Led Zeppelin

7.Disraeli Gears- Cream

8.Blood, Sweat & Tears-Blood, Sweat & Tears

9.Abbey Road- The Beatles

10.Catch a Fire-Bob Marley

11.Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap - AC/DC

12.Baby The Rain Must Fall - Glenn Yarbrough

13.Sundown-Gordon Lightfoot

14.Pride and Joy -Stevie Ray Vaughan

15.Afterburner-ZZ Top

That was kinda hard. I didn't have a problem coming up with albums and really wanted to add a ton more. I had to stay with just one album buy each artist or there would have been about five by the same artists :D.

I went with mainly my beloved classic rock but in no real order.That was fun :)

I could have easily done a quick list of Country and idie as well but went with my classics :D

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1. Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band- The Beatles

2. The Doors- The Doors

3. Gorilla Manor- Local Natives

4. Blood On The Tracks- Bob Dylan

5. The Resistance- Muse

6. Rumours- Fleetwood Mac

7. Wish You Were Here- Pink Floyd

8. The Sad Thing Is, We Like It Here- Shaimus

9. The White Album- The Beatles

10. Beggars Banquet- The Rolling Stones

11. Let It Bleed- The Rolling Stones

12. Days Of Future Passed- The Moody Blues

13. The Wild Hunt- The Tallest Man On Earth

14. Moving Pictures- Rush

15. Pet Sounds- The Beach Boys

I don't know if this is a list of my 15 favorite albums, but it's definitely a list of 15 albums I love. Just kind of what popped in my head.

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  • 3 weeks later...

So many of mine would be Beatles albums...I'm just goinf for it:

1. The White Album - Beatles

2. Harvest - Neil Young

3. Aqualung - Tull

4. Sheer Heart Attack - Queen

5. A Night At The Opera - Queen

6. Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd

7. Rubber Soul - Beatles

8. Revolver - Beatles

9. The Smoker You Drink, the Player You Get - Joe Walsh

10. American Stars and Bars - Neil Young

11. Decade - Neil Young

12. Zuma - Neil Young

13. Another One From The Road - Leonard Skinner (RIP)

14. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John

15. Abbey Road - Beatles

That was the first 15 off the top of my head. I listened them all a great deal and as soon as I add this post I'm sure I'll think of the next 15.

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1- Sticky Fingers - Rolling Stones

2- Parallel Lines - Blondie

3- The Cars - Candy O

4- Rubber Soul - Beatles

5- Best of - Creedence Clearwater Revival

6- Making Movies - Dire Straits

7- I'm Your Man - Leonard Cohen

8- Crown of Creation - Jefferson Airplane

10- Night Moves - Bob Seger

11- Jack rabbit Slim - Steve Forbert

12- Blonde on Blonde - Dylan

13- Stop making Sense - Talking Heads

14- Deseo carnal - Dinarama

15- Best of - Polnareff

Oh oh... I forgot "Horses" - Patti Smith and "Transformer" - Lou Reed.

And also ""Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars" - Bowie.


already I see i forgot Sticky Fingers which should rank very high on the list....

RonJon is always right... even when he forgets about it he eventually remembers :laughing: :bow:

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Here's my list (in no particular order)

Revolver ~ Beatles

Led Zeppelin III

Flying Cowboys ~ Rickie Lee Jones

Meddle ~ Pink Floyd

Siamese Dream ~ Smashing Pumpkins

Little Criminals ~ Randy Newman

Aja ~ Steely Dan

Excitable Boy ~ Warren Zevon

Heaven Up Here ~ Echo & The Bunnymen

Live At Leeds ~ The Who

Mellon Collie & The Infinite Sadness ~ Smashing Pumpkins

Crime Of The Century ~ Supertramp

77 ~ Talking Heads

Who's Next ~ The Who

Transformer ~ Lou Reed

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