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Tell me your favorite albums!

That's right; I want you to tell me what your favorite albums are.

I took a survey like this 5 years ago, on a Cure mailing list (was anyone else here on Babble?), and ended up with quite the list of albums from a few dozen Cure fans. But the times have changed, and I want a new vote from new people.

I won't give you a quota or a limit. Tell me your favorites, whether it's just two albums or twenty. Any genre. And you can organize them into two categories, if you wish: Recent Favorites, and All-Time Favorites. (Because I know they're not always the same thing.) In a week or two I'll give a final tally of the votes.

Here are mine for the day...

Recent Favorites (i.e., have played them a lot lately and really enjoy them)
Doves - "The Last Broadcast"
Stone Roses - "The Complete Stone Roses"
film soundtrack - "Hedwig & the Angry Inch"
Also an Enya mix CD and a David Bowie mix CD, which probably don't count.

All-Time Favorites (i.e., CD's so good that I don't dare listen to them too much, for fear I'll ruin it)
Pulp - "Different Class"
Dead Can Dance - "Within the Realm of a Dying Sun"
Michael Nesmith & The First National Band - "Complete"
The Divine Comedy - "Casanova"
This Mortal Coil - "Blood"
The Cure - "The Head on the Door" (felt like I should choose a Cure album...which one, will depend on the mood)
The Who - "Tommy"



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Mar. 8th, 2003 05:00 pm (UTC)
Well that's a tough one but I would have to say:

Recent Favorites:
Flogging Molly - Drunken Lullabies

My all-time favorites would have to be a mix CD of a bunch of different songs so mine wouldn't count.

Can't wait to see the results!
Mar. 8th, 2003 05:09 pm (UTC)
*ten to twenty minutes of quiet contemplation*

recent favorites:
the donnnas - "spend the night"
the vines - "higly evolved"
soudtrack to moulin rouge

all-time favorites:
alanis moresette - "jagged little pill"
the beatles - "abbey road"
soundtracks- west side story and my fair lady.
Mar. 8th, 2003 05:22 pm (UTC)
I know I'm forgetting stuff...
Recent Favorites
The Clubber's Guide to Germany
Leonard Cohen - Cohen Live
Sarah McLachlan - Fumbling Toward Ecstasy
Divine Comedy - A Secret History
Tom Waits - Closing Time
Simon and Garfunkel - Concert in Central Park

All-Time Favorites
The Who - Tommy
SRV - Greatest Hits
Velvet Underground - Velvet Underground and Nico
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - The Boatman's Call
U2 - The Joshua Tree
Ani DiFranco - Living in Clip
Underworld - Beaucoup Fish
Legendary Pink Dots - Canta Mientras Puedas
Mar. 8th, 2003 05:32 pm (UTC)
I am certainly forgetting things, but here's a list, recent AND all-time favorites included...

-"Tommy," The Who
-"Rent" soundtrack
-"Aida" soundtrack
-"The Art of Drowning," A.F.I.
-CTY music mixes I made
-"What's the Story Morning Glory?", Oasis
-"Trashy," London Suede
-Pretty much every album by The Beatles
-"Nevermind," Nirvana
-LOTR soundtracks

Soooo many more. I may have to go upstairs, flip through my cds and come back. ;)
Mar. 19th, 2003 10:45 am (UTC)
Also, "Sing the Sorrow" by AFI, which came out on March 11th: it's WONDERFUL. :)
Mar. 8th, 2003 06:31 pm (UTC)
Natalie Merchant - Live In New York is a perpetual favorite of mine. I got two years ago, used, for $8, and it's nearly the best investment I've made. I like a lot of music, but it's rare for me to able to enjoy a whole album straight through, repeatedly.
Mar. 8th, 2003 07:24 pm (UTC)
my faves
This list is by no means complete, this is just what I can think of off the top of my head.
BTW, Hedwig and the Angry Inch ROCKS! Okay, on to my list.

Recent faves :
Graver's Paradise (goth compilation cd)
.hack//SIGN soundtrack (gorgeous music!)
a mix cd I made of various punk stuff

All time faves:
Danzig - 4
Drop Kick Murphys - Sing Loud, Sing Proud
Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
Godsmack (self titled cd)
The Beatles - 1
Blue Oyster Cult - Don't Fear the Reaper
Mar. 8th, 2003 07:54 pm (UTC)
can't divide them into recent and all-time, but a few:

"Hedwig and the Angry Inch" (movie and stage, both)
Tori Amos - "Scarlet's Walk"
Tori Amos - "Little Earthquakes"
Red Hot Chili Peppers - "By the Way"
Indigo Girls - "1200 Curfews"
Indigo Girls - "Become You"
Jeff Buckley - "Grace"
black tape for a blue girl - "the scavenger bride"
Mar. 8th, 2003 09:32 pm (UTC)
Ben Folds Five -- Self Titled
Billy Joel -- Glass Houses, Stranger

And just for kicks, Relient K -- The Anatomy of Tongue in Cheek, because it makes me happy. :)
Mar. 8th, 2003 10:15 pm (UTC)
do mixes count? I suppose not.
dredg - el cielo
the beautiful mistake - light a match for I deserve to burn
futher seems forever - how to start a fire
(wow, pyro theme anyone?)

sparta - wiretap scars
elliott - false cathedrals
system of a down - toxicity
weezer - blue
chevelle - wonder what's next


Mar. 8th, 2003 10:21 pm (UTC)
A somewhat random sampling from my CD case...

Recent Favorites:
Scarlet's Walk--Tori Amos
Fight For Your Mind--Ben Harper
Busted Stuff--Dave Matthews Band

All Time Favorites:
Graceland--Paul Simon
Crossroads--Tracy Chapman
Crash--Dave Matthews Band
Not a Pretty Girl--Ani DiFranco
The Cruel Intentions Soundtrack
The Romeo & Juliet Soundtrack
Hi, How are You Today?--Ashley MacIsaac
Roseland NYC Live--Portishead
Mer de Noms--A Perfect Circle
Mar. 8th, 2003 10:39 pm (UTC)
My all time favorite is The Cure - Disintigration
Mar. 9th, 2003 04:11 am (UTC)
Oooh, it's quite a hard thing to do, actually.

Let's see, you can probably put down everything The Divine Comedy have done, but if you want a choice, let's say A Short Album About Love, Liberation and Promenade.
David Bowie: Heathen; ...hours; I have a best of but that doesn't really count, although I listen to it lots. Must get Ziggy, really.
Seal: Seal
Del Amitri: Twisted; Lousy With Love; Can You Do Me Good?
I love my Sting best of, though I've never got round to buying his albums.

There's more, but that's enough for now.
Mar. 9th, 2003 08:22 am (UTC)
these are just some....
coldplay - a rush of blood to the head
coldplay - parachutes
massive attack - 100th window
sasha - airdrawndagger

of all time:
the cure - disintegration
dj shadow - endtroducing
a perfect circle - mer de noms
the nightmare before christmas soundtrack
kruder and dorfmeister - the K&D sessions
U2 - achtung baby
korn (self title)
the crystal method - vegas and tweekend

Mar. 9th, 2003 10:06 am (UTC)
My Fave Albums Of All Time
These are mine, no one probably listens to them... Happen to be the odd one out.

Ace Of Base - The Bridge
Lifehouse - No Name Face
Shakira - Donde Estan Los Ladrones?
Mariah Carey - Daydream
Jewel - Pieces Of You
Zamfir - Romance (don't laugh, it's a childhood memory)
The Carpenters - Reminiscing (again with the childhood)

Mar. 9th, 2003 01:44 pm (UTC)
Favorite Albums*
*Note: After much debate, I determined that a “favorite album” is one that you can listen to all the way through. For example, I love Ted Leo…however, he is sporadically brilliant. Creating an all-encompassing “great” album has not been his forte. I did not include soundtracks or greatest hits collections here for the sake of “clarity” if you will. That said, here are my lists in no particular order:

Old Standbys
The Cure - Disintegration
The Smiths - Strangeways Here We Come
XTC - The Black Sea
The Judybats - Down in the Shacks Where The Satellite Dishes Grow
Morrissey - Vauxhall and I

Recent Favorites
(Narrowed Down to Those I Think Will Eventually Turn Into Old Standbys)
The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
Death Cab for Cutie - We Have The Facts and We’re Voting Yes
Dashboard Confessional - The Places You Have Come to Fear The Most

Albums I Am Almost Embarrassed to Admit I Love
Depeche Mode - Violator
Duran Duran - Self-Titled First Album

Mar. 9th, 2003 10:25 pm (UTC)
Re: Favorite Albums*
Hi furies! Thanks for the list.

Yeah, I figured if there were too many tracks I habitually skip, then I couldn't count it as a favorite, regardless of the rest of the CD.

I could well add "Yoshimi.." to my list too. Just recently got it, and it's quite pleasant...
Re: Favorite Albums* - dirae - Mar. 10th, 2003 06:07 am (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - mollyringle - Mar. 10th, 2003 06:17 pm (UTC) - Expand
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