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Here's a bit of a twist on a Top 10 list that I saw on a Springsteen newsgroup. Name your Top 10 albums of all time. Your list can include one 'berries/Carmen disc. Here's my list (in no order):

1. Pet Sounds - the Beach Boys

2. Side 3 - The Raspberries

3. Main Course - The Bee Gees

4. Hotel California - the Eagles

5. Russian Roulette - the Hollies

6. Sincerely - the Dwight Twilley Band

7. Whatís Wrong With this Picture? - Andrew Gold

8. Running On Empty - Jackson Browne

9. Darkness On the Edge Of Town - Bruce


10. Youíre Only Lonely - J.D.Souther

*Special Mention: "Welcome to the Rest Of Your Life - Venice


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Eric carmen-eric carmen (1975)

Queen-A night at the opera(1975)

Alice cooper-Welcome to my nightmare(1975)

Bruce Springsteen-Born to run (1975)

Paul MCcartney-Band on the run (1973)

David Bowie- Hunky dory (1971)

Burt Bacharach/Elvis Costello- Painted by memory (1998)

Robin Beck- Trouble or Nothing (1989)

Meatloaf- Bat out of Hell (1977)

Deep Purple- Stormbringer (1974)

No special order here...

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Top 20 albums for me are:

1. Alive II - Kiss

2. Alive! - Kiss

3. Reckless - Bryan Adams

4. Van Halen - Van Halen

5. 1984 - Van Halen

6. High Voltage - AC/DC

7. Highway To Hell - AC/DC

8. Working Class Dog - Rick Springfield

9. Van Halen II - Van Halen

10. 1962-69 (Double red/blue)- The Beatles

11. What's The Story (Morning Glory)- Oasis

12. Midnight Madness - Night Ranger

13. Cuts Like A Knife - Bryan Adams

14. Sports - Huey Lewis and the News

15. Eagles Live - Eagles

16. The Day The Laughter Died - Andrew Dice Clay

17. Have You Seen Me Lately? - Sam Kinison

18. Immaculate Collection - Madonna

19. Greatest Hits - Richard Marx

20. Capitol Collector's Series - Raspberries


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Bowie - Ziggy Stardust

Queen - Night at the Opera

Queen - A Day At the Races

Pink Floyd - Darkside

E.C. - Boats

E.J. -Yellow Brick

Spirit - Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus

ZZ Top - Tres Hombres

Mick Ronson - Play dont worry

Yes - Close to the edge

You should have said top 25 this is way to difficult. confusedcool

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Gosh, marvin, that's too hard. Rather than pick 10 albums, I'd be more likely to pick 10 artists.

Just about anything by:


Tommy James



Gary Puckett


Culture Club

Bee Gees

Dead or Alive


A lot of 70's and 80's "one hit wonders"

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Okay, Marvin--this has to include some of my favorite albums from when I was very very young and I listed them from the earliest:

1) Raspberries - Raspberries (1st album)

2) Procol Harum - Procol Harum

3) Raspberries - Fresh

4) The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds

5) The Eagles - Hotel California

6) Emerson, Lake and Palmer - Brain Salad Surgery

7) Led Zeppelin - Untitled (Stairway to Heaven)

8) Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour

9) Beatles - White Album

10)Beatles - Abbey Road

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What across-the board tastes (my god, someone's list even included my former sister-in-law Robin Beck -- didn't think anyone had ever heard of her!). Was glad to see Marvin's listing of Dwight Twilley Band's 'Sincerely' -- an absolute classic and desert-island record if there ever was one, as well as another poster's inclusion of the fine Bacharach/Costello 'Painted From Memory.' As Rodney Bingenheimer might say, that one's "Godhead." A 'Top 10'(or 12)is virtually impossible, of course, but here's what I'd need to survive on that island (musically speaking):

- Pernice Brothers: Til the World Ends

- Raspberries: Fresh

- Chamber Strings: Month of Sundays

- Big Star: #1 Record

- Beatles: Rubber Soul

- Artful Dodger: Rave On

- Beach Boys: Pet Sounds

- Dusty Springfield (pretty much anything)

- Aimee Mann: Bachelor #2

- Slade: Sladest

- Badfinger: Straight Up

- Alice Cooper: Greatest Hits

Cheers Y'all...

Bob Allen


PS: For the softer side of things, posters may want to check out the (relatively) new CD by Art Garfunkle, whose voice still can invoke shivers (at least in my case). Some very nice stuff and he shares vocals w/ 2 very excellent singer/songwriters from NY.

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Bob nice to see Slade on your list. If there was a campier band in the history of popular music...,Also,Badfinger and Big Star are great choices. Ok now you've got me totally intrigued about the Pernice Brothers. Can you email me off-line so that we can discuss?


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In no particular order:

1. Boats Against the Current (EC)

2. Rubber Soul (Beatles)

3. Who's Next (The Who)

4. The B-52's (First)

5. Van Halen II

6. Masque (Kansas)

7. The Grand Illusion (Styx)

8. Hi Infidelity (REOSpeedwagon)

9. Boston (First)

10.The Captain and Me (Doobie Bros.)


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  • 2 weeks later...

No greatest hits CDs allowed. And I'm too young to have really gotten into the Beatles:













I couldn't keep it at 10. And I would have put in 1975 and 1980 Carmen releases if that damn Marvin didn't have so many little Canadian rules... mad

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  • 4 weeks later...

The music discussion of all time. Here's my list.

1. Who - Who's Next happy

2. Dwight Twilley - Sincerely

3. Meat Loaf - Bat Out of Hell

4. EC - Boats Against The Current

5. Doors - LA Woman

6. Klaatu - 3:47 E.S.T.

7. Shoes - Present Tense

8. Styx - Grand Illusion

9. David Bowie - Christiane F. (soundtrack)

10. ELO - On The Third Day

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i hate lists like this 'cause it's impossible to choose--as you will see #11 was like a 99-way tie

i only gave each artist one LP even though many deserved several...

top 10 LPs (in no particular order)

1. Pernice Bros- Yours Mine & Ours

2. Van Duren- Are You Serious

3. Trash Can Sinatras- I've Seen Everything

4. Big Star- Radio City

5. Sex Pistols- Never Mind The Bollocks...

6. Rolling Stones- Exile On Main Street

7. New York Dolls- New York Dolls

8. Radiohead- The bends

9. Beatles- Revolver (UK & US)

10. David Bowie- Hunky Dory

others: tied for #11

Raspberries: Fresh

Todd Rundgren- Ballad Of Todd

Prefab Sprout- 2 Wheels Good

George Harrison- All Things Must Pass

John Lennon- Imagine

Paul McCartney- Ram

Ivy- Apartment Life

Marshall Crenshaw- Field Day

Nick Drake- Bryter Layter

Who- Sing My Generation

Alice Cooper- Greatest hits

Joni Mitchell- Court & Spark

Badfinger- Straight Up

20/20- 20/20

Replacements- Tim

Mott The Hoople- Mott

Artful Dodger- Rave On

Shoes- Present Tense

Psychedelic Furs- Talk Talk Talk

Sly & The Family Stone- There's A Riot Goin' On

T Rex- The Slider

Dramarama- Cinema Verite

Ramones- Rocket To Russia

Clash- London Calling

Frank Sinatra- Sinatra & Jobim

Nick Lowe- Jesus Of Cool/Pure Pop...

Elvis Costello- Imperial Bedroom

Jon Brion- Meaningless

Dwight Twilley Band- Twilley Don't Mind

Beach Boys- Pet Sounds

Eno- Here Come The Warm Jets

Elton John- Tumbleweed Connection

Buzzcocks- Singles Going Steady

Flying Burrito Bros- Gilded Palace Of Sin

Elvis Presley- The Sun Sessions

Little Richard- 18 Greatest Hits

dBs- Repercussion

REM- Chronic Town

Pretenders- Pretenders

XTC- Skylarking

Even Johansen- Even Johansen

Oasis- Definitely Maybe

Pulp- Different Class

Led Zeppelin- III

Smiths- Louder Than Bombs

Neil Young- After The Goldrush

Nilsson- Nilsson Schmilsson

Faces- Best of

Bob Dylan- Highway 61 Revisited

Television- Marquee Moon

Aerosmith- Rocks/Get Your Wings

Velvet Underground- Velvet Underground & Nico

Roxy Music- Greatest Hits

Slade- Sladest

Stevie Wonder- Innervisions

Cheap Trick- Cheap Trick

Jesus & Mary Chain- Psychocandy

Sugar- Copper Blue

Nirvana- Nevermind

Lemonheads- It's A Shame About Ray

Johan- Pergola

Simon & Garfunkel- Bookends

Hamell On Trial- The Chord Is Mightier Than The Sword

Flashcubes- Raw Power Pop (Live in Japan)

Pixies- Trompe Le Monde

Jellyfish- Bellybutton

Posies- Dear 23

Syd Barret- Madcap Laughs

Patti Smith- Radio Ethiopia

Modern Lovers- Modern Lovers

Suede- Coming Up

Blur- The Great Escape

Game Theory- Big SHot Chronicles

Wilco- Being There

Kinks- Kronikles

The Church- Blurred Crusade

The Jam- SOund Affects

Tommy Keene- Songs From The Film

Adorable- Against Perfection

Zombies- Odyssey & Oracle

Grant Lee Buffalo- Mighty Joe Moon

Aimee Mann- I'm With Stupid

Al Green- I'm Still In Love With You

Dusrty Springfield- Dusty In Memphis

Turtles- Best of

Byrds- Mr Tambourine Man

Hollies- History Of The Hollies

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The Beatles-Sgt Pepper¥s Lonely Hearts Cub Band

John,Paul George and Ringo-Revolver

The Doors-Idem

Jim,Ray,Robbie and John-Waiting For The Sun

The Sugarcubes-Life Is Too Good

Bauhaus-Burning From The Inside

Raspberries-Starting Over

Eric Wally Dave and Jim-Fresh

The Hollies-Evolution

Atomic Rooster-Death Walks Behind You

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My top ten always changes, but here is my present top ten in order of preference:

1) Jesus Christ Superstar (brown album)

2) The Pretender - Jackson Brown

3) Main Course - Bee Gees

4) Pet Sounds - Beach Boys

5) Andy Gibb - Shadow Dancing

6) Elton John - Madman across the Water

7) Hero and Heroine - Strawbs

8) Sunflower - Beach Boys

9) Raspberries - Side 3

10) Crime of the Century - Supertramp

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