70's - Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel
80's - The Joshua Tree - U2
90's - Achtung Baby - U2
00's - The Resistance - Muse
10's - Graffiti On The Train - Stereophonics (So Far)
After those, I cant believe I havent got any albums by any of the following:- REM, Radiohead, The Killers, Ocean Colour Scene, Oasis, New Order, Joy Division, Stone Roses,
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1970's - Led Zeppelin - physical graffiti
1980's - Guns N Roses - Appetite for Destruction
1990's - Ozzy Osbourne - No More Tears
2000's - Killswitch Engage - Alive or just Breathing
So many choices but these are standout to me.
So what are your favourite albums of the 70s through to the end of the noughties? I'm excluding classical because they're timeless.
Nice thread, very difficult. Shame 60s not included. 60s and 70s are easy, there are just so many - the most interesting, diverse and exciting musically IMO! You imply non-classical is not timeless. I kind of disagree - Everyone has heard of Jimi Hendrix for example and that was 45 years ago - I think people will still be listening to bands such as this in 200+ years.
70s - (Santana - Abraxas), (Jimi Hendrix - Band of Gypses), (Fleetwood Mac - Boston Blues), (Neil Young - Zuma)
80s - (U2- Under and Blood Red Sky), (Paul Simon- Graceland), (Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms)
90s-(Ali Farka Toure/Ry Cooder - Talking Timbuktu)
00s-(Coldplay - Parachutes), (The Black Keys-Thickfreakness), (The White Stripes), (Radiohead - Ok Computer)
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Impossible, so I'll cheat:
70s: Bowie - Heroes / Wonder - Songs In The Key Of Life / Kraftwerk - Trans Europa Express
80s: The Clash - London Calling / Joy Division - Closer / Prince - Sign O' The Times
90s: Massive Attack - Blue Lines / Radiohead - OK Computer / The Prodigy - The Fat Of The Land
00s: Antony and the Johnsons - I Am A Bird Now / Goldfrapp - Seventh Tree / LCD Soundsystem - Sound Of Silver
10s: Metronomy - The English Riviera / Bowie - The Next Day / UNKLE - Where Did The Night Fall
70's - Genesis - Trick of the Tail
80's - Marillion - Fugazi
90's - Biosphere - Patashnik
00's - E.F. - Give Me Beauty... Or Give Me Death!
10's - Boards of Canada - Tomorrow's Harvest
Ask me again in 5 minutes and it will be a different 5.
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70's Harry Chapin Varities and balderdash. Stephen Bishop, Careless. Art Garfunkel, Watermark.
80's Anita Baker, Rapture. Suzanne Vega, Solitude Standing. Phil Collins, Face Value.
90's Mary Black, Babes in the wood. Genesis, We can't dance.Judie Tzuke, Under the angels.
00's Angus&Julia Stone, A book like this. Melody Gardot, Worrisome Heart. Vienna Teng, Warm Strangers.
10's Barnaby Bright, The Longest day. Paper Aeroplanes, We are ghosts. Civil Wars, Barton Hollow.
Watermark and Babes in the Wood are both gorgeous albums. On the former, 'All I know' is one of the most beautiful songs ever written IMO, and Art Garfunkel's vocal is divine. On Babes in the Wood I love Mary Black's cover of Richard Thompson's 'Dimming of the Day'.
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1970s Genesis - A Trick of the Tail
1980s Motorhead - Ace of Spades
1990s Aimee Mann - Whatever
2000s Madness - The Liberty of Norton Folgate
2010s Julie Feeney - Pages
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Funnily enough this popped up on shuffle today and I wondered whether it might have been a better choice.
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I was surprised by just how difficult this list was to compile, and I'm sure no one's going to agree with it (not that it matters)
1970s: ELO - A New World Record
1980s: U2 - The unforgetable Fire
1990s: Marillion - Brave (That was the easiest choice)
2000s: Marillion - Marbles
There have been some fantastic choices on this thread, I'm definitely going to dig out a lot of them. Good stuff, keep 'em coming.
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Interesting reading, I have added 5 albums in this thread to my amazon wish list. Some artists I've never heard before.
Enjoy the music!
Can't really say but in the top five:
70s - I want to see the bright lights tonight, Richard and Linda Thompson
80s - Graceland, Paul Simon (easy choice as I listen to so little from the 80s)
90s - The Bends, Radiohead
00s - Raising Sand, Plant and Krauss
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I'm ashamed to sayMatthew, I've only got a copy of Watermark, must buy a proper copy.
Dimming of the day is lovely, but my favourite is her cover of Joni Mitchell's urge for going and I love The thorn upon the rose. Another beauty is poisen words from The holy ground.
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There are just too many great albums from each decade to choose just one....started listening to music from the 80`s
Bob Marley - Exodus
Elvis Costello - King of America
Van Morrison - Moondance
Prefab Sprout - Steve McQueen
Fun Boy Three - Waiting
Diana Krall - The Girl In The Other Room
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That's a hot list. Your 70s, 80s, and 90s choices could easily have ended up in my list on a different day.
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