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Leon Kennedy
I'm not talking about one song from an album. I'm talking about an entire album. That one album that you believe is the best album ever written. From front to back, cover to cover, has the best lyrics, rhythm, harmony - everything. The one album that if you could only preserve that one album to show as the compilation of all music ever in the history of mankind, this album would be it.

My choice: Rubber Soul, by The Beatles.

Your choices?
Tranque
Hmm Return of Saturn I shall always adore.
Hardcore Ottoman
I used to be able to answer this no problem. It used to be "Versus God" by Dillinger Four. But then it became "Turn On The Bright Lights" by Interpol. Now I'm not sure if it's "Of Natural History" by Sleepytime Gorilla Museum or "Fancy" by Idiot Flesh.

I will go with "Of Natural History", however. As the topics deal greatly with how much humanity is worth after everything is over.
Marney1
This is a really hard topic to post in and although regulars here will know I'm an Iron Maiden fanboy I'm gonna say Red Hot Chilli Peppers By The Way Album, every song is great.
ViceMan
I can't decide on one so i'll just pick out a few (or a lot) while scrolling through my library;

Black Sabbath - Sabotage
Bob Marley & the Wailers - Natty Dread
Canibus - Rip the Jacker
Deep Purple - Machine Head
Dio - The Last In Line
GZA - Liquid Swords
Ill Bill - The Hour of Reprisal
Immortal Technique - Revolutionary vol. II
Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast
Jedi Mind Tricks - Servants In Heaven, Kings In Hell
Judas Priest - Sad Wings of Destiny
Killah Priest - Heavy Mental
Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II
Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin III
Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
Megadeth - Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good!
Metallica - Ride the Lightning
Metallica - Master of Puppets
Motörhead - Ace of Spades
Nas - Illmatic
Necro - The Pre-fix for Death
Non Phixion - The Future is Now
Notorious B.I.G. - Ready to Die
Pink Floyd - Atom Heart Mother
Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
Pink Floyd - The Wall
Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
Queen - A Night At the Opera
Queen - Sheer Heart Attack
Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx
Royce Da 5'9" - Death is Certain
Run-D.M.C. - Run-D.M.C.
Sabac - Sabacolypse (A Change 'gon Come)
Sepultura - Beneath the Remains
Sunz of Man - The Last Shall Be First
Talib Kweli - The Beautiful Struggle
Testament - The New Order
The Who - My Generation
Wu-Tang Clan - Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)

I would've put Jean-Michel Jarre's Images album on there, but it's a compilation of his work, so not what I really class as an album.
Handsome B Wonderful
A quick survey of the household resulted in The Beatles' "Abbey Road" being named best album ever, although like MM, i prefer Rubber Soul.

My classic albums, in no real order

Michael Jackson - Thriller
Yes - Fragile
Megadeth - Rust In Peace
Prince - Sign o The Times
Rush - Permanent Waves
Queen - A Night At The Opera
Symphony X - Divine Wings Of Tragedy
The Cure - Disintergration
Death - Symbolic
Atheist - Unquestionable Presence
Alice In Chains - Dirt
Steely Dan - Aja
I'll post more later
Skinny 
I was going to go with Dark Side of the Moon, but I've decided on From a Basement on the Hill by Elliott Smith.
Ex-PS Fanboy
System of a Down- System of a Down
Zacko
OK Computer - Radiohead
The Queen is Dead - The Smiths
Any album by The Beatles (Can't pick just one)
River
Depends on the style because I would rather name a few than just one.


Pantera - Cowboys From Hell
Pink Floyd - (could be both of these) Dark Side of the moon + The Wall
Queen
Van Halen 1-4th album
The Beatles (hard to even pick just one)
Jimi Hendrix (hard to pick just one)
various Motown artists (Smokey Robinson, James Brown, The Temptations and many others)
King brothers and many other blues artists
Led Zepplin 1-4 album
Early Black Sabbath
(these are more my classic pics than current stuff I listen to, but I still listen to this stuff often also)

I listen to a lot of stuff though, it depends on the mood.


Darth Sexy
"Macho Man" Randy Savage - Be A Man.

Classic.
TreeFitty
i can't really choose any single one so i'll just say Beatles 1. great collection of music by them.
GLC
QUOTE (TreeFitty @ Nov 10 2009, 11:09 PM) *
i can't really choose any single one so i'll just say Beatles 1. great collection of music by them.

I was thinking of this along with a few others, so I'll just go ahead and say "^ yeah, that ^"
TheAnalogKid2112
QUOTE (Sebek @ Oct 28 2009, 02:04 PM) *
A quick survey of the household resulted in The Beatles' "Abbey Road" being named best album ever, although like MM, i prefer Rubber Soul.

My classic albums, in no real order

Yes - Fragile
Megadeth - Rust In Peace
Rush - Permanent Waves
Queen - A Night At The Opera
Symphony X - Divine Wings Of Tragedy
Death - Symbolic
Atheist - Unquestionable Presence
Alice In Chains - Dirt
Steely Dan - Aja
I'll post more later

I love you.
Heartless
I will always return to the Crow Soundtrack. Most of the tracks are originals, and can't be found elsewhere, and for my money it has the best Cure song, period. Even the RAtM song is decent, the Rollins Band did Ghost Rider, and the others are simply classic. Really, really well rounded collection and not just as a depiction of a movie, but as a generation and culture as well.
Massacre
QUOTE (Q-less @ Nov 13 2009, 01:37 AM) *
I will always return to the Crow Soundtrack. Most of the tracks are originals, and can't be found elsewhere, and for my money it has the best Cure song, period. Even the RAtM song is decent, the Rollins Band did Ghost Rider, and the others are simply classic. Really, really well rounded collection and not just as a depiction of a movie, but as a generation and culture as well.

Henry Rollins is fucking awesome.
Heartless
I liked Black Flag better though.
trathen93
I was thinking of 3 michael jackson ones.

thriller, bad or HIStory. on sales its obviously thriller but HIStory and bad are decent too so its difficult to choose.
Massacre
QUOTE (Heartless @ Nov 14 2009, 01:29 PM) *
I liked Black Flag better though.

No doubt. Sucks how hard it is to find CD's with Rollins doing vocals instead of Daz Cadena.
anomalous_result
Seeing as nobody else mentioned them yet:

Opeth - Still Life
Pierre Bensusan - Intuite
Grim Fandango OST
The Beta Band - Heros to Zeros

Could spin those discs forever.
Alex Smith
The Pre-fix For Death by Necro....hands down
Handsome B Wonderful
oh oh! One album i forgot.

Thin Lizzy - Live And Dangerous

It's heaps better than their studio albums. MOAR soloage!

R.I.P Phil Lynott
NCP
A Night At The Opera or Queen 2
TheAnalogKid2112
"Individual Thought Patterns" by Death
bOnEs
cypress hill - III: temples of boom
clutch - transnational speedway league
the beastie boys - hello nasty
outkast - southernplayalisticadillacmuzik
red hot chili peppers - one hot minute
rage against the machine - rage against the machine
wu-tang clan - forever 1 & 2
wyclef jean - the carnival

...just to name a few...
Spoiler
Use Your Illusion I and II by Guns N' Roses
Zacko
QUOTE (Zacko @ Nov 8 2009, 02:40 AM) *
OK Computer - Radiohead
The Queen is Dead - The Smiths
Any album by The Beatles (Can't pick just one)


Gonna change/expand on these I think, because....well fuck it, there's nothing else to do.

1. The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds (Rolling Stone actually voted this best album of all time and I can see why)
2. The Beatles - Abbey Road - Some fucking tidy solos and great drumming by Ringo on this, especially on The End...just shows what great musicians they all were
3. Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
4. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin II - Whole Lotta Love....FUCK YEAH.
5. Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run
6. David Bowie - The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars
7. Bob Dylan - Highway 61 revisited
8. The Clash - London Calling
9. Neil Young - After the Goldrush - Just good fucking music
10. Radiohead - Kid A - I think this is better than Ok Computer and is my favourite album of the last 10 years or so
11. The Smiths - The Queen is Dead

Honorable mentions (though not with any particular albums, just the fact that they've had some corkers)
Hendrix, Cream, The Who, The Rolling Stones, Morrissey, Pearl Jam, U2, The Stone Roses, The Velvet Underground, Roxy Music, Creedence Clearwater Revival Oasis, Run DMC, Jay-Z, The Prodigy, Blur, Crosby Stills & Nash, Fleetwood Mac, The Specials, Sex Pistols, Chillis, Kasabian
demon
QUOTE (Marilyn.Manson @ Oct 28 2009, 10:11 AM) *
Your choices?

Bruce Springsteen - Tunell of Love.

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