Favorite Albums

I’ve been feeling out of things at breakfast while the boys talk music. So this morning I proposed a topic: top five favorite albums.

The boy’s:
U2 Boy
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Beatle’s Sergeant Pepper
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Pretender’s first album
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Stone Temple Pilot’s Tiny Music from the Vatican Gift Shop
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Queen Live at Wembley Stadium
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The dh’s:
Jimi Hendrix Are You Experienced?
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U2’s Joshua Tree
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Pretenders II
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Foo Fighters
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and a Yanni album to make him appreciate all the others. Their criteria was that the albums be something you'd want with you on a desert island.

U2’s Joshua Tree
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Midnight Oil’s Blue Sky Mine
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Sinead O’Connor’s I Do Not Want What I Have Not Got
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Peter Gabriel’s So
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Paul Simon’s Graceland
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(how sad is it that these were all from ten or more years ago?)

My criteria was that they be original releases that I listened to most of the songs without skipping over.

Now, if I’m going to do soundtracks, they’re going to be:
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Phantom of the Opera
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Out of Africa
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Harry Potter
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Hope Floats Image hosted by Photobucket.com.

If I’m going to do greatest hits, they’re going to be:
The Very Best of Crowded House
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Squeeze Singles 45 and Under
The Cure Mixed Up
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Ramones Mania
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Rolling Stones 40 Licks
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What are yours?


MicheleKS said...

My top all-time must-have albums:
1) Kind of Blue by Miles Davis
2) October by U2
3) The Complete Adventures of the Style Council (Box set)
4) In Step by Stevie Ray Vaughan
5) The Phantom of the Opera soundtrack
6) The Ramones first album
7) Rio by Duran Duran
8) Live Baby Live by INXS
9) 5150 by Van Halen
10) Greatest Hits by Sade

Paula said...

I can't do this in order, since I can't decide between these, but these are my favorites based on the "like most of the songs on the album" criteria:

NEW FAVORITE - Alison Krauss & Union Station

SO - Peter Gabriel


GREATEST HITS/STRAIGHT AHEAD - Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers Band

THE ROAD TO HERE - Little Big Town

That was hard!


Shesawriter said...

My favorite albums (in no specific order)

Rachmaninoff For Romance
Somewhere In Time, by John Barry
Kind of Magic, by Queen
Thriller, by Michael Jackson
Only You, by Harry Connick Jr.
Bad Girls, by Donna Summer
Always and Forever, by Heatwave
True Blue, by Madonna
That's The Way Of The World, by Earth, Wind & Fire
Carpenters, by The Carpenters

MicheleKS said...

I need one more to my list: Back in Black by AC/DC.

MJFredrick said...

This is fun! Michele, October is an interesting choice. U2 almost broke up making that album. Our tastes are very similar, considering you're (mumble) years younger than me.

Paula, I really liked Alison Krauss on the O Brother soundtrack, and I grew up listening to Larry Gatlin.

Tanya, don't you love John Barry? I don't have Somewhere in Time but I have Dances with Wolves.

MicheleKS said...

The 80's were my formative musical years and also I was really into music from an early age. I also have a great love of 50's and 60's rock, jazz, blues, and country to boot.


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