Perfect Albums (Read 326 times)


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    I thought about Madonna but I usually buy her singles.  I guess her first album was good.  According to Wikipedia, it had Lucky Star, Borderline, and Holiday.  3 pop classics for girls growing up in the 80s.

     

     

    That album was my very first one that I had as a kid!   Though not sure my musical tastes at that point were very well-refined.  lol

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      I noticed there weren't a lot of female artists in this list.  Here are some of my favorites:

       

      Jagged Little Pill - Alanis Morissette

      Tracy Chapman - Tracy Chapman

      Sheryl Crow - Sheryl Crow

      Tuesday Night Music Club - Sheryl Crow

      Exile in Guyville - Liz Phair

      whitechocolatespaceegg - Liz Phair

      The Emancipation of Mimi - Mariah Carey

       

      The above are not my taste, but on the theme & going back a bit further, I must add:

       

      Blondie - Parallel Lines (because really great music, not because Debbie Harry was smokin' hot)

      Pretenders - Pretenders (Chrissie Hynde = awesome)

      The Bangles - All Over the Place (they made some crap later, but could really rock early on)

      Dave

        I thought about Madonna but I usually buy her singles.  I guess her first album was good.  According to Wikipedia, it had Lucky Star, Borderline, and Holiday.  3 pop classics for girls growing up in the 80s.

         

         

        Yeah, I really wanted to say Like a Prayer...but I always end up skipping a song or 2...

         

        And I also really wanted to say Sinead's I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got...but I gotta be in the right mood to hear the title track (which, is thankfully the last song) - otherwise it's...just.too.much. Otherwise I think it's a solid album.

          I noticed there weren't a lot of female artists in this list.  Here are some of my favorites:

           

          Jagged Little Pill - Alanis Morissette

          Tracy Chapman - Tracy Chapman

          Sheryl Crow - Sheryl Crow

          Tuesday Night Music Club - Sheryl Crow

          Exile in Guyville - Liz Phair

          whitechocolatespaceegg - Liz Phair

          The Emancipation of Mimi - Mariah Carey

           

          I think you're touching on an interesting point, and it's something I've mulled over in my own musical tastes. I don't have a lot of albums by women that I think are front to back players. Do you think music artists tend to resonate more with members of their same sex?

           

          That said, I have plenty of albums by female artists. Here are a handful albums I frequently return to:

           

          Regina Spektor - Begin to Hope

          Feist - The Reminder

          Patti Smith - Horses

          Blossom Dearie - Blossom Dearie

          Camera Obscura (Band with female lead) - My Maudlin Career

          Beach House (Band with female lead) - Bloom

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            I don't know.  It could just be the demographic of RA and genres.  (I've also noticed the dearth of country music recommendations on the music threads).  A lot of the bands mentioned seemed to be heavy metal/rock bands and maybe there are fewer female leads for them?

             

            She's So Unusual - Cyndi Lauper.

             

             

            Do you think music artists tend to resonate more with members of their same sex?

             

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            Thats rad

              Thread within in a thread, threadception. Well for the Foo fans on here, whats is their best album? General consensus is that The Color and the Shape is #1, but did Wasting Light beat that out?

               

               

              haroldIII


                In absolutely no order:

                 

                Drive - Bela Fleck

                Workingman's Dead - The Grateful Dead

                Blue Lines - Massive Attack

                Hate to See You Go - Little Walter

                Liquid Swords - GZA

                The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

                Workin with the Miles Davis Quintet

                Atlanta 12 String - Blind Willie McTell

                Odelay - Beck

                 

                I'm a huge fan of Ani Difranco, but she doesn't have one album I like most.

                 

                If you're a fan of Drive by Bela Fleck, look for a copy of The Superpickers from April 11th, 1989 on bt.etree.org. This combination is Tony Rice, Bela Fleck, Sam Bush, Alison Krause, Jerry Douglas and Mark Schatz (sp?). That's basically the same line-up as on Drive, with the addition of Allison Krause. Out of this world 120mph bluegrass picking.

                haroldIII


                  That superpickers concert isn't on bt.etree.org anymore. Here's a link to it.

                   

                  http://www.shnflac.net/details.php?id=8da083cdfab891ad7298893b636d2010079cfafe

                   

                  Sorry, not sure how to do hyperlinks here, so you'll have to cut and paste, but well-worth it.

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                    Thread within in a thread, threadception. Well for the Foo fans on here, whats is their best album? General consensus is that The Color and the Shape is #1, but did Wasting Light beat that out?

                     

                    Colour and the Shape is #1 for me, but Wasting Light is a darn, darn fine contender.  Though it's worth noting, I don't own all of their albums for comparison.

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                      Steely Dan - Aja

                      Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

                      Pink Floyd - Animals

                      Yes - Close To The Edge

                      King Crimson - Discipline

                      10,000 Maniacs - In My Tribe

                      The Doors - Waiting For The Sun

                      Neil Young - Zuma

                      Jethro Tull - Aqualung

                      Black Sabbath - Paranoid

                      Cream - Fresh Cream

                      Led Zeppelin  - IV

                      You have excellent taste.

                       

                      I'd also add Jackson Browne - Running on Empty.  I'm not a huge JB fan, but this is a great listen while driving.

                       

                      also

                      King Crimson - The Power to Believe

                      Porcupine Tree - Fear of a Blank Planet

                      Steven Wilson - The Raven that Refused to Sing (and other stories)

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                      Then, the outcome becomes more likely." - Robert Fripp


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                        I would add Porcupine Tree Fear of a Blank Planet as a more recent perfect album. No weak songs on it, everything is quite listenable and flows together.

                         

                        Another PT fan on this board! woot!

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                          You have excellent taste.

                           

                          I'd also add Jackson Browne - Running on Empty.  I'm not a huge JB fan, but this is a great listen while driving.

                           

                          also

                          King Crimson - The Power to Believe

                          Porcupine Tree - Fear of a Blank Planet

                          Steven Wilson - The Raven that Refused to Sing (and other stories)

                           

                          Ha ha.... thanks! - I do realize it just means we like some of the same kinds of music.   But yeah - you can count me as another Porcupine Tree fan.

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