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Top 5 Favorite Albums from Any Decade

Discussion in 'A Small Circle of Friends: The Music Forum' started by Paris Gothika, Feb 23, 2018.

  1. Paris Gothika

    Paris Gothika New Member Thread Starter

    1. The Doors-Strange Days, 2. AC/DC-Highway to Hell, 3. Cradle of Filth-Thornography, 4. Bjork-Post + 5. Guns n Roses-Appetite for Destruction
  2. Carpe diem

    Carpe diem Well-Known Member

    Wow, I'm really going to show my age on this one. I am loosely basing this on most times played in my life;

    1. Led Zeppelin IV
    2. Abbey Road - You know who.
    3. Aqualung - Jethro Tull (one of the great album covers of all time also)
    4. Paranoid - Black Sabbath
    5. (tie) Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John, The Allman Brothers Live At The Fillmore East

    Honorable Mention: Who's Next - The Who
  3. Mike Blakesley

    Mike Blakesley Well-Known Member Moderator

    I guess my self imposed rules for "favorite" would have to be:

    1. I'm happy to hear it come on, no matter what the circumstances
    2. I'd prefer to listen to it all the way through, not just hear individual songs
    3. There's not a single track on it that I don't like

    So.... that's a tough couple of yardsticks to measure up to. But after giving it some thought, and not trying to put them in any particular order, I'd have to go with:

    Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 Stillness (about 7 of the songs on this are continually on top of my iTunes "# of plays" list)
    The Alan Parsons Project The Turn of a Friendly Card
    Santana Santana III
    Elton John Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy
    The Doobie Brothers Takin' It To The Streets

    There are few albums that might rotate into the above list depending on my mood or circumstances. They all meet rules 2 and 3, but not always #1. Trouble is, I don't know which of the five albums listed above I would bounce out of the list....they are all tremendous records in my book.
    Stevie Wonder Innervisions
    Pretty much any Tijuana Brass album beginning with Going Places
    Sergio Mendes & Brasil '77 Primal Roots
    Cheap Trick In Color
    Burt Bacharach Burt Bacharach

    And a couple of others that were on the list at one time, but I've heard them so much that I'm pretty tired of them:
    Fleetwood Mac Rumours
    Boston Boston

    There are probably others that I'd add to any of these three lists if I had my collection in front of me but those are the ones that pop to mind. And there are a TON of albums that might make the list but they violate rule #3 with just one song. (Sergio's Pais Tropical and Fool on the Hill come to mind).
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  4. Mark-T

    Mark-T Well-Known Member

    Horizon- Carpenters (alternate choice, Close to You)
    Off the Wall- Michael Jackson
    Amy Grant- Hearts in Motion (alternate choice, Home for Christmas)
    Sting- Ten Summoners Tales
    Chris Tomlin- See the Morning
  5. Michael Hagerty

    Michael Hagerty Active Member

    Only five? Hoo boy...

    Francis Albert Sinatra and Antonio Carlos Jobim
    Claus Ogerman-Gate of Dreams
    Steely Dan-Aja
    Harry Nilsson-A Little Touch of Schmilsson in the Night
    Rickie Lee Jones-Pirates
  6. Actorman

    Actorman Active Member

    Tough one, but without thinking too hard about it I would say...

    Carole King - Tapestry
    Olivia Newton-John/ELO - Xanadu soundtrack
    Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazelwood - Nancy & Lee
    Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual
    Elton John - Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy

    These five albums each have a great personal/sentimental attachment beyond the music itself.
  7. Mike Blakesley

    Mike Blakesley Well-Known Member Moderator

    Glad to see another Captain Fantastic fan on the list....we are rare these days!
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  8. Rudy

    Rudy ᕦ(ò_óˇ)ᕤ Site Admin

    I can't even narrow it down and pick 50 favorites, let alone five. :wink: I listen to way, way too much to pick five. And my top 5 today won't be the same next week or next year. I have a few I considered "desert island" albums from years past that I can barely stomach playing anymore. :laugh:
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  9. Bobberman

    Bobberman Well-Known Member

    I concur with you Rudy I am the exact same way. To us we have too many favorites to just narrow Down to five
  10. AM Matt

    AM Matt Well-Known Member

    1. Joni Mitchell "Blue"
    2. Jeff Beck "Blow By Blow"
    3. Bruce Cockburn "Humans"
    4. Fleetwood Mac "Tusk"
    5. Steely Dan "Aja" Matt Clark Sanford, MI
  11. DeeInKY

    DeeInKY Well-Known Member

    Mine change around, but these have pretty much stayed on the list:
    The Beatles, “Revolver”,
    Steely Dan,”Pretzel Logic”,
    TJB, “WCAOD”,
    Pink Floyd, “Dark Side of the Moon”,
    The Band, “Rock of Ages”
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  12. Mark-T

    Mark-T Well-Known Member

    I'm a huge fan of Dancin' with the Tubes. One of my all time Olivia favorites. Wish they'd expanded her part and cut them out for an extended release.

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