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There are some artists whose heyday pre-date the album era (Louis Jordan immediately comes to mind)... wouldn't be fair to exclude them simply because the medium didn't exist. :)

 

 

Yeah, I'm having a hard time because an Ella Fitzgerald compilation is one of my all time favorites.

 

What about live albums, they're still legit right?

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Yeah, I'm having a hard time because an Ella Fitzgerald compilation is one of my all time favorites.

 

What about live albums, they're still legit right?

I would hope live albums are ok

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I think this is a good idea and I look forward to seeing it, but i over-think these things WAAAYYY too much so it takes me forever.

 

 

This is too hard. What constitutes my favorite albums. Many that I would think to put on the list are albums I rarely spin anymore, ya know. Do I put Axis: Bold As Love on the list as I was obsessed with it for a good part of my youth or do I leave it off because there are 20 albums that are more "go to" for me these days? This is putting a serious crimp in my productivity today. :P

 

 

ummm, yeah,,,,,...don't overthink it, gang....

 

Ummmm, yeah indeed. :P

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Are compilations off limits? For instance, CCR's "Chronicle" has a far better shot at making my list than any of their individual records. Or is that cheating?
There are some artists whose heyday pre-date the album era (Louis Jordan immediately comes to mind)... wouldn't be fair to exclude them simply because the medium didn't exist. :)
Yeah, I'm having a hard time because an Ella Fitzgerald compilation is one of my all time favorites.

 

What about live albums, they're still legit right?

I would hope live albums are ok

As far as I'm concerned, nothing is off limits. If it was released on some form of vinyl, cassette, or CD, it's in.

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As far as I'm concerned, nothing is off limits. If it was released on some form of vinyl, cassette, or CD, it's in.

 

Ok, rough draft:

 

1) Now That's What I Call Music! 23

2) Now That's What I Call Music! 28

3) Now That's What I Call Music! 17

4) Now That's What I Call Music! 12

5) Now That's What I Call Music! 27

6) Now That's What I Call Music! 19

7) Now That's What I Call Music! 26

8) Now That's What I Call The 80's!

9) Now That's What I Call Music! 6

10) Now That's What I Call Music! 8

11) Now That's What I Call Classic Rock!

12) Now That's What I Call Music! 14

13) Now That's What I Call Music! 2

14) Now That's What I Call Music!

15) Now That's What I Call Music! 25

17) Now That's What I Call Party Hits!

18) Now That's What I Call Music! 20

19) Now That's What I Call Music! 5

20) Now Esto Es Musica! Latino 3

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Rough Draft so far:

 

Yanni and John Tesh - The Endless Dream

Kenny G - Silhouette

Jingle Cats - Meowy Christmas

Michael Bolton - The Hunger

Toto - Toto

Air Supply - The One That You Love

Christopher Cross - Christopher Cross

William Hung - Inspiration

Captain & Tennille - Love Will Keep Us Together

REO Speedwagon - You Can Tune a Piano, But You Can't Tuna Fish

Styx - Kilroy Was Here

Miles Davis - Birth of the Cool

New Kids on the Block - Step by Step

Damn Yankees - Damn Yankees

Winger - Pull

Warrant - Cherry Pie

Debbie Gibson - Anything Is Possible

Color Me Badd - Young, Gifted & Badd

Vanilla Ice - Cool as Ice

Bruce Willis - The Return of Bruno

Wilco - YHF

 

 

Man, this is tougher than I thought. I'm sure I'm forgetting some...

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Rough Draft so far:

 

Yanni and John Tesh - The Endless Dream

Kenny G - Silhouette

Jingle Cats - Meowy Christmas

Michael Bolton - The Hunger

Toto - Toto

Air Supply - The One That You Love

Christopher Cross - Christopher Cross

William Hung - Inspiration

Captain & Tennille - Love Will Keep Us Together

REO Speedwagon - You Can Tune a Piano, But You Can't Tuna Fish

Styx - Kilroy Was Here

Miles Davis - Birth of the Cool

New Kids on the Block - Step by Step

Damn Yankees - Damn Yankees

Winger - Pull

Warrant - Cherry Pie

Debbie Gibson - Anything Is Possible

Color Me Badd - Young, Gifted & Badd

Vanilla Ice - Cool as Ice

Bruce Willis - The Return of Bruno

Wilco - YHF

 

 

Man, this is tougher than I thought. I'm sure I'm forgetting some...

Can't see this list being topped.

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Can see some tactical placing coming in to this. For example, What's the Story would probably not be my top album of all time, but seeing as I doubt it will get in here easily a number 1 placing is looking likely

I hope that people stick with their "true" top 20 and not a strategic one, otherwise it sorta defeats the whole integrity and purpose of the whole thing.

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I hope that people stick with their "true" top 20 and not a strategic one, otherwise it sorta defeats the whole integrity and purpose of the whole thing.

Agreed. I have a feeling, based on my regular perusing of the Now Playing thread, that most of my list won't make the FINAL list as I seem to come from a different musical background than most here, but I'm okay with that.

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Can see some tactical placing coming in to this. For example, What's the Story would probably not be my top album of all time, but seeing as I doubt it will get in here easily a number 1 placing is looking likely

 

 

Why would you do that? Just place each album accurately according to your own preference and don't worry about what anyone else is doing. What's the purpose of trying to alter the accuracy of the votes?

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Working draft for your consideration:

 

Pink Moon - Nick Drake

Tonight's The Night - Neil Young

On The Beach - Neil Young

Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere - Neil Young

Music From Big Pink - The Band

The Band s/t

Highway 61 Revisited - Dylan

Blonde On Blonde - Dylan

Blood On The Tracks - Dylan

Summerteeth - Wilco

Lifes Rich Pageant - R.E.M.

In The Aeroplane Over The Sea - Neutral Milk Hotel

Surfer Rosa - Pixies

Blue - Joni Mitchell

Twice Removed - Sloan

Sticky Fingers - Rolling Stones

Either/Or - Elliott Smith

Funeral - Arcade Fire

Village Green Preservation Society - The Kinks

Raw Power - Stooges

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rough draft:

 

wilco-yankee hotel foxtrot

built to spill- perfect from now on

the flaming lips- transmissions from the satalite heart

mercury rev- deserter's songs

the wedding present- watusi

yo la tengo- I can hear the heart beating as one

radiohead- OK Computer

spiritualized- Live at the Royal Albert Hall

uncle tupelo- anodyne

my morning jacket- it still moves

grandaddy- the sophtware slump

sparklehorse- good morning spider

bedhead- what fun life was

the pixies- at the bbc

wilco- a ghost is born

arcade fire- funeral

jets to brazil- perfecting loneliness

pavement- wowe zowe

spoon- kill the moonlight

band of horses- everything all the time

 

 

I can and do often, listen to all of these from start to finish! thats why they are my 20 as of right now.

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I was never very good at math, but I think that may be more than 20. :P

 

Yes it is...

 

The Thread title is Via Chicago's Top 100 Albums of All Time: Summer 2008 edition

 

Therefore...

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