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A public radio webcast that I listen to often is holding one of those "greatest albums of all time" events. I felt this was more worthy of mention than the usual top 100 lists because I've been more impressed by the turnout (rather than seeing the top 20 dominated by bands I feel are overrated). Right now, Ani DiFranco is up, right after Sonic Youth. Here was yesterday's program:

Wednesday, October 5
6 AM
# 446 – COUNTING CROWS – This Desert Life
# 445 – BJORK – Debut
# 444 – BRIAN ENO – Another Green World
7 AM
# 443 – SUPERTRAMP – Crime Of The Century
# 442 – JOHN COLTRANE – My Favorite Things
# 441 – JACK JOHNSON – On And On
8 AM
# 440 – THE CURE – Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me
# 439 – SHERYL CROW – Tuesday Night Music Club
# 438 – PRINCE – 1999
9AM
# 437 – CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTHORITY – Chicago Transit Authority
# 436 – NINE INCH NAILS – Pretty Hate Machine
# 435 – YES – Tales From Topographic Oceans
10AM
# 434 – FRANK SINATRA – In The Wee Small Hours
# 433 – STING – The Soul Cages
# 432 – STING – Nothing Like The Sun
# 431 – JOHN COLTRANE – Blue Train
11 AM
# 430 – FLEETWOOD MAC – Fleetwood Mac
# 429 – NICK DRAKE – Five Leaves Left
# 428 – GUIDED BY VOICES – Bee Thousand
# 427 – THE SMITHS – Meat Is Murder
# 426 – RUSTED ROOT – When I Woke
12PM
# 425 – LITTLE FEAT – Feats Don’t Fail Me Now
# 424 – SARAH MCLACHLAN – Surfacing
# 423 – BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS – Kaya
# 422 – K.D. LANG – Ingenue
1PM
# 421 – THE ARCADE FIRE – Funeral
# 420 – JOAN OSBORNE – Relish
# 419 – PRETENDERS – Learning To Crawl
2PM
# 418 – GRAHAM PARKER – Squeezing Out Sparks
# 417 – TALKING HEADS – Little Creatures
# 416 – THE EAGLES – Desperado
# 415 – O Brother, Where Art Thou? (soundtrack)
# 414 – PUBLIC ENEMY – Fear Of A Black Planet
3PM
# 413 – RENAISSANCE – Ashes Are Burning
# 412 – Jesus Christ Superstar (soundtrack)
# 411 – KEANE – Hopes And Fears
# 410 – BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS – Live
4PM
# 409 – VAN HALEN – Van Halen
# 408 – PATTY GRIFFIN – 1000 Kisses
# 407 – THE FLAMING LIPS – The Soft Bulletin
# 406 – FRANK SINATRA – Songs For Swingin’ Lovers
# 405 – AIMEE MANN – Magnolia (soundtrack)
5PM
# 404 – LUCINDA WILLIAMS – Essence
# 403 – DAVID BOWIE – Station To Station
# 402 – GANG OF FOUR – Entertainment
6 PM
# 401 – PHISH – Junta
# 400 – OLD 97’S – Fight Songs
# 399 – RADIOHEAD – Hail To The Thief
# 398 – ELVIS COSTELLO – King Of America

Anyone who's interested can visit xpn.org to check out the list and the webcast. If you're in the Philadephia area, tune the radio to 88.5. Here's hoping there'll be more Genesis in the list...

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as far as im concerned, who cares what albums are #785 and lower, as if theres huge debate if album1 is worthy of being #468 more than album2. not like theres a lot of pristige. now, top 100 albums, thats sensible. 885? wtf.

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myk said:

OMG what's # 666 gonna be?

It was MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER – Stones In The Road. Go figure.

#777, on the other hand, was G. LOVE & SPECIAL SAUCE – Philadelphonic. Yeah, that's about right.

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Top 885 albums? Why bother? If I had to pick the top 10 best albums ever they'd be:

1. ohGr - Welt
2. Legendary Pink Dots - Maria Dimension
3. Legendary Pink Dots - Crushed Velvet Apocalypse
4. A Perfect Circle - Mer de Noms
5. Failure - Fantastic Planet
6. Cake - Fashion Nugget
7. Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine
8. Pop Will Eat Itself - The Looks or the Lifestyle?
9. Pink Floyd - Piper at the Gates of Dawn
X. Radiohead - Hail to the Thief

Of course, that's just personal opinion based off of what I've heard.

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Danarchy said:

Top 885 albums? Why bother? If I had to pick the top 10 best albums ever they'd be:


Mine:
1 Illusion of Safety, of & the
2 Brian Eno, Thursday afternoon
3 Steve Reich, Music for 18 musicians
4 Charlemagne Palestine, Strumming music
5 Ministry, Filthpig
6 Glenn Branca, Symphony no 5
7 Deutsch Nepal, Tolerance
8 Nile, Black seeds of vengeance
9 Tangerine Dream, Encore
10 Magma, Köhntarkösz
11 The Young Gods, Heaven deconstruction

Bah, they are 11, and I’m not really sure of its order.

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If I must...

10. Anaal Nathrakh - Domine Non Es Dignus
9. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
8. Decapitated - Winds of Creation
7. Bathory - Hammerheart
6. Psycroptic - Scepter of the Ancients
5. Cynic - Focus
4. Bal-Sagoth - Atlantis Ascendant
3. Summoning - Minas Morgul
2. Bal-Sagoth - Starfire Burning Upon the Ice-Veiled Throne of Ultima Thule
1. Windir - Arntor

Goddamn that wasn't easy :\

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Jumping on the bandwagon...


20. Geto Boys - Ressurection
19. Venom - Black Metal
18. KMFDM - Symbols
17. The Misfits - Famous Monsters
16. Nine Inch Nails - The Fragile
15. Pulp - Different Class
14. Celtic Frost - To Mega Therion
13. GG Allin - Freaks, Faggots, Drunks and Junkies
12. Jesus and Mary Chain - Automatic
11. Velvet Acid Christ - Twisted Thought Generator
10. Godflesh - Us and Them
9. Deftones - White Pony
8. Dead Kennedys - Bedtime for Democracy
7. Skinny Puppy - Process
6. Ministry - Filth Pig
5. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
4. Pink Floyd - Piper at the Gates of Dawn
3. Rush - Moving Pictures
2. Siouxsie and the Banshees - Superstition
1. The Cure - Bloodflowers

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My list:

1.Burzum - Burzum
2.Mayhem - Live In Leipzig
3.Marduk - Panzer Division Marduk
4.Venom - Black Metal
5.Darkthrone - Transilvanian Hunger
6.Slayer - Haunting the Chapel
7.Megadeth - So far, so good...so what
8.Ministry - Psalm 69
9.Gwar - This toilet earth
10.Impaled Nazarene - The absence of war doesnt mean peace

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YAY MY TURN

In no particular order:

Radiohead - "OK Computer"
De La Soul - "3 Feet High and Rising"
The Beatles - "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band"
Radiohead - "Kid A"
The Who - "Who Are You"
Pulp - "His'N'Hers"
Sublime - "Sublime"
Del the Funky Homosapien - "Both Sides Of The Brain"
Blur - "13"
Wilco - "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot"

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not in order:

Darkthrone - Transylvanian Hunger
Children of Bodom - Follow The Reaper
At The Gates - Slaughter of the Soul
Emperor - In The Nightside Eclipse
Slayer - South of Heaven
Metallica - Metallica (if you argue this you are just caught up in the sellout thing :p)
Megadeth - Countdown To Extinction
Venom - Black Metal
Celtic Frost - Morbid Tales
Metallica - Kill 'Em All!

not neccisairly my favorite at this moment, but whats most influenced me in the past.

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As far as mainstream rock goes (not necesarilly terrible pop) --

Beatles -- Sgt. Peppers
Nirvana -- Nevermind
Radiohead -- OK Computer

+just a very few others

Maybe something by Zepplin. I don't know.

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MasterOfPuppets said:

...Emperor - In The Nightside Eclipse


YES YES YES! Excellent! Also, Naglfar's "Diabolical". Bit of a bitch to find now, like all GOOD blackness, but quite nice.

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10. Slayer - South of Heaven
09. Megadeth - Killing is my Business
08. Iron Maiden - Number of the Beast
07. MetallicA - Master of Puppets
06. PanterA - Vulgar Display of Power
05. Megadeth - So Far So Good
04. Slayer - Seasons in the Abyss
03. MetallicA - Kill EM' All
02. Sepultura - Chaos A.D.
01. MetallicA - Ride the Lightning

Top 10 most listened to albums in my collection.

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I cant make up my mind

6.Satyricon - Dark Midevil Times
7.Satyricon - Valcano

replace 6.Slayer - Haunting the Chapel
7.Megadeth - So far, so good...so what on my list.

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All right, we're getting some Pink Floyd action in the 200's. Meddle isn't my number one favorite Floyd album of all time (that honor goes to Dark Side of the Moon) but it's nice to see them get some time in the limelight.

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might as well....

10. disincarnate - dreams of the carion kind
9. brutal truth - need to control
8. kreator - coma of souls
7. malevolent creation- retribution
6. mayhem - der mysterius dom satanus
5. the doors - in concert disc 1 & 2
4. blind guardian - nightfall on middle earth
3. pantera - far beyond driven
2. GnR - use your illusion 1
1. everything GWAR.

I could have just filled my list with GWAR, but I decided to lump em in one so I can squeeze in my other faves.

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WildWeasel said:

but it's nice to see them get some time in the limelight.

AS OPPOSED TO WHEN??!?!?

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MasterOfPuppets said:

SO WHAT!? for lack of better conversation

SO WHAT!?...... SO LET'S DANCE!!! *turns on radio on side of golf bag*..."She said any way you want it, that's the way you need it"

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exp(x) said:

They better put Kind of Blue by Miles Davis on that list. That album is pure sex.

Bitches Brew is #142.

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exp(x) said:

They better put Kind of Blue by Miles Davis on that list. That album is pure sex.

Seconded. I don't like most other Davis though.

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