Greatest album of all time.

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For me, The Wall or Darkside of the Moon (yes, this thread was inspired by the Roger Waters interview). I can't even describe my feelings about those albums without getting chills. This Stern interview rectified a myth that I believed - that the wall was NOT about his dad, but about another WWII soldier. Learning that it was about his dad, solidifies The Wall as the greatest album ever. I first watched the movie at 16 yrs old, and I still cry at 40 when the kid puts the dad's uniform on. Fucking heartbreaking.
 

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I love both of those Pink Floyd albums, but the greatest album ever made has to be Eno's Another Green World.

I listened to The Wall two or three times a day for several months when I was in high school. It made me very, very depressed. Eventually I had to stop myself, because I realized I was taking on Roger Waters' depression. My dad didn't die in the war. I had my own wall; I didn't need some old British dudes wall stacked on top of it.

After that, I can only listen to it sparingly. Another Green World, on the other hand, I can listen to at any point in my life. It doesn't impose anyone else's emotions on me. It heightens whatever emotions I'm experiencing at the time.
 

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Some say Sgt. Peppers, I say Abbey Road.

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Some say Sgt. Peppers, I say Abbey Road.

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That's probably my second choice. "Something" is an incredible song. Abbey Road has some silly songs on it, but it's kind of like Harry Potter or Star Wars--you just let the music carry you away and don't get too bogged down in the details. There are corny parts, but George Lucas said if you're going to make a popcorn movie, you need lots of corn. Does that make sense?

At any rate, Abbey Road is fun, but Joshua Tree is more like a symphony. Like Led Zeppelin four. It's powerful. And Zep Four may be my actual second choice, with Abbey Road number three. Depends on my mood. It's hard to compare pop and rock.
 

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While all the above albums are great (esp. THE WALL and DARKSIDE) my presonal "greatest album of all time" is hands down RADIOHEAD's 1999 epic, "OK COMPUTER."

Every track on this album is phenomenal, even it's overplayed hit, KARMA POLICE. From start to finish, this ablum give me the chills.
 

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In order (according to me):

1. The Wall - Pink Floyd
2. Pet Sounds - Beach Boys
3. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - Beatles
4. Who's Next - The Who
5. Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd
6. OK Computer - Radiohead
7. Are You Experienced? - Jimi Hendrix
8. Sticky Fingers - The Rolling Stones
9. London Calling - The Clash
10. Synchronicity - The Police
 

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Abbey Road is my #1... sonic perfection

Jimi Hendrix: Electric Ladyland
Zeppelin IV
Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On" to me is a perfect album.
Beach Boys: "Pet Sounds"
Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon, and The Wall
 

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Boy that's tough. I would probably have to say Pink Floyd The Wall too. I've seen the movie 200 times and listened to that record over and over.

1. Pink Floyd The Wall
2. Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here
3. Guns and Roses Appetite for Destruction
4. Queensryche Operation: Mindcrime
5. Metallica ...And Justice for All
 

Vols44

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A top 5 because the separation of 6-10 would be too minute.

1. Rumors- Fleetwood Mac

2. Zeppelin IV ( The man w/ Sticks on his Back)

3. The White Album- The Beatles

4. The Dark Side of the Moon- Pink Floyd

5. Nevermind- Nirvana
 
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Heck yeah... I love that album!
I like to brag to this day that I wore out a moving coil needle on my turntable while listening to Rumors. I knew a cassette tape on auto reverse would have been used til it started squeaking from overuse.
 

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Revolver - Beatles

Odyssey and Oracle - Zombies

White Album - Beatles

Velvet Undedrground - Velvet Underground

XTC - Skylarking

Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon would be up there as well, but The Wall...no way...it's much too morose and self pitying for my tastes. Top 100, yeah, maybe.