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Favourite albums of the last 4 decades

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plastic penguin

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Impossible to name just one album per decade:

In no particular order: (1970s) Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True; Minnie Riperton - Perfect Angel; David Bowie - Hunky Dory.

(1980s) The Jam - Sound Affects; Squeeze - East Side Story.

(1990s) Nirvana - Unplugged in New York; Crowded House - Woodface

(2000s) Amy Winehouse - Back to Black; Beverley Knight - Music City Soul.

Come tomorrow this could be all nonsense. At the mo the above list.
 

richardw42

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1970s has to be BLONDIE - PARALLEL LINES.

1990s could possibly be Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Murder Ballads.
 

Hi-FiOutlaw

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Macspur said:
Sorry, just can't name only one for each decade, so here goes;

70's Queen, Night at the Opera, Joni Mitchell, Ladies of the Canyon, James Taylor, Sweet baby James

80's Luther Van Dross, Forever, for always, for love. Sting, Nothing like the sun. Peter Gabriel, So.

90's Everything but the girl, Idlewild. Beth Nielsen Chapman, Sand and water. Alison Krauss, So long, so wrong.

00's Coldplay, Viva La Vida. Melody Gardot, My one and only thrill. Cara Dillon, self titled.

10's Laura Veirs, July Flame, Angus&Julia Stone, Down the way, Lauren Mann and the fairly odd folk, Over land and sea.
You suffer from the same disease that I do... ;)
 

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This is tough, but who can resist a list?

70s: Diamond Dogs - Bowie

80s: Gaucho - Steely Dan (with Tom Waits' Swordfishtrombones coming a very close second)

90s: Blue Lines - Massive Attack

00s: either Coles Corner or Late Night Final - Richard Hawley
 

Al ears

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70s Genesis "Selling England by the pound"

80s Dire Straits "Making Movies"

90s Santana "Supernatural"

00s Joe Bonamassa "Sloe Gin"

10s JB / Beth Hart "Don't Explain"

This could all change by tomorrow.
I hope not. This would, pretty much, be my listing also.
 

John Duncan

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Hard.

70s - Court and Spark - Joni Mitchell
80s - Moving Pictures - Rush
90s - Woodface - Crowded House
00s - Eastmountainsouth - Eastmountainsouth
10s - Barton Hollow - The Civil Wars
 

Hi-FiOutlaw

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I can't do this... There are so many good albums...!

But from the 70's

Supertramp - All Albums LOVE THEM ALL!

Rolling Stones

Queen - A Night at the Opera

AC/DC Back In Black !!!

Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon / Wish You Were Here

80's

huuuumm so many...

Simple Minds

SMITHS - ALL

Lloyd Cole And The Commotions - ALL, but Mainstream is a special one for me

U2

Dire Straits - ALL albums, how can you leave one behind...

Queen - Kind of Magic

Russ Ballards - Self titled and The Fire Still Burns

Genesis - Invisible Touch

.

.and the list goes on...

90's

U2 - Joshua Tree/ Achtung Baby

Gene Love Jezebel - Heavenly Bodies

The Cure - Kiss Kiss Kiss

Scorpions - Love Ballads

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.

.and the post doesn't end...

2000's

Blink 182 - self titled

Jack Johnson - Brushfire Faitytales/ On and On

Diana Krall - ALL

Patrice - Ancient Spirit/ How do you Call It

Gentleman - Journey To Jah

Keane - Hopes and Fears

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.

.I've got to go to bed.. Post again tomorow ;)
 

Macspur

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John Duncan said:
Hard. 70s - Court and Spark - Joni Mitchell 80s - Moving Pictures - Rush 90s - Woodface - Crowded House 00s - Eastmountainsouth - Eastmountainsouth 10s - Barton Hollow - The Civil Wars
Barton Hollow- excellent choice.
 

Macspur

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Hi-FiOutlaw said:
Macspur said:
Sorry, just can't name only one for each decade, so here goes;

70's Queen, Night at the Opera, Joni Mitchell, Ladies of the Canyon, James Taylor, Sweet baby James

80's Luther Van Dross, Forever, for always, for love. Sting, Nothing like the sun. Peter Gabriel, So.

90's Everything but the girl, Idlewild. Beth Nielsen Chapman, Sand and water. Alison Krauss, So long, so wrong.

00's Coldplay, Viva La Vida. Melody Gardot, My one and only thrill. Cara Dillon, self titled.

10's Laura Veirs, July Flame, Angus&Julia Stone, Down the way, Lauren Mann and the fairly odd folk, Over land and sea.
You suffer from the same disease that I do... ;)
Yep, incurible!

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.
 

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70s, too many to choose from: Led Zepp, Pink Floyd, Doors, Steely Dan, THe Who, Little Feat, Santana, Bob Marley, Dylan etc. I will pick:

Graham Parker - Squeezing Out Sparks.

80s a drought for me, Bruce's The River is worth a mention but I will go for:

The Go-Betweens - 16 Lovers Lane.

90s a bit better:

Can't really choose between these 2:

Altan - Harvest Storm and Beth Orton - Central Reservation

00s Not many I like; Top 3 are:

Ray Lamontagne: Trouble

Calexico - Carried to Dust

Shelby Lynne - Just A Little Lovin'
 

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Based on what I listened to most of the time, at the time, and shaped or reflected my state of mind at the time…not that obscure but here goes...

1970’s Blue by Joni Mitchell but if I’m honest more like Regatta de Blanc by The Police

1980’s A Walk Across the Rooftops by The Blue Nile

1990’s OK Computer by Radiohead

2000’s The Seldom Seen Kid by Elbow

2010’s Still a developing list but listening a lot to Ellie Goulding, Gotye and Peter Gabriel (New Blood) & the Passenger new album…
 

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'70s/ Dire Straits-Dire Straits

'80s/ The Cure - Disintegration

'90s/ Stereophonics - Performance and Cocktails (just in the '90s)

'00s/ Coldplay - Parachutes (just in the '00s)

'10s/ Passenger - All the little Lights / Orbital - Wonky

Those are not possibly the best albums of those decades but probably my favourite/most played.
 

john dolan

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I mostly listen to Caruso and thats 100 years old :) music i like from the era you suggest are

DSOTM this has got to be the top of most peeps lists id of thought.

Rumours.

Kind of blue.

led zeppelin 4.

Tracy Chapman.

La woman.

Oxygene.

Equinoxe.

Harverst.

No quarter.

Tusk.

Hotel california.

Nervermind.

Wishe you were here.
 

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70s - Genesis. The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway.So difficult to choose from this decade, comprises most of my collection.

80s - DiMeola/McLaughlin/de Lucia. Friday Night In San Francisco

90s - Tori Amos - which one? very hard,. Boys for Pele this week.

00s - Return To Forever. Returns.

10s- Return To Forever. The Mothership Returns. Easy, so little to choose from.

No Waits, Hammill, VDGG,Yes. Joni, Camel, Tull or Paul Simon - so tricky just choosing one.
 

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David@FrankHarvey said:
Hi-FiOutlaw said:
I can't do this... There are so many good albums...!
I can't do it either, so I'm not going to attempt to!
.......Or you could do it my way & just mention the artist that way the album is left to the imagination.
 

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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.
 

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altruistic.lemon said:
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
 

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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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