my favorite albums of all time: a poll

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i have a hard time choosing between any of these, maybe y'all will have more luck

Poll Results

OptionVotes
the blue nile: hats (1989) 13
the velvet underground: the velvet underground (1969) 11
can: tago mago (1971) 8
kate bush: hounds of love (1985) 7
fleetwood mac: tusk (1979) 7
sly & the family stone: there's a riot goin' on (1971) 7
the rolling stones: exile on main st. (1972) 6
talk talk: laughing stock (1991) 5
prefab sprout: jordan: the comeback (1990) 5
eric dolphy: out to lunch (1964) 5
david bowie: low (1977) 5
dj sprinkles: midtown 120 blues (2008) 4
van morrison: veedon fleece (1974) 4
joni mitchell: the hissing of summer lawns (1975) 4
miles davis: kind of blue (1959) 4
fall out boy: folie a deux (2008) 4
pj harvey: is this desire? (1998) 4
prince: parade (1986) 4
rickie lee jones: pirates (1981) 4
scritti politti: cupid & psyche 85 (1985) 4
gene clark: no other (1974) 3
orbital: snivilisation (1994) 3
bill evans trio: sunday at the village vanguard (1961) 3
debarge: in a special way (1981) 2
wayne shorter: speak no evil (1966) 2
sade: love deluxe (1992) 2
madonna: erotica (1992) 2
roxy music: avalon (1982) 2
daft punk: discovery (2001) 2
otis redding: otis blue (1965) 2
steely dan: gaucho (1980) 2
janet jackson: the velvet rope (1997) 2
new order: low-life (1985) 2
the other people place: lifestyles of the laptop café (2001) 2
scott walker: the drift (2006) 2
godflesh: streetcleaner (1989) 2
celtic frost: to mega therion (1985) 2
aerosmith: rocks (1976) 2
rosanne cash: kings record shop (1987) 1
gwen guthrie: padlock (1983) 1
alexander o'neal: hearsay (1987) 1
katatonia: dance of december souls (1993) 1
darkthrone: transilvanian hunger (1994) 1
the smashing pumpkins: adore (1998) 1
al green: i'm still in love with you (1972) 0
lou reed: the blue mask (1982) 0
the comsat angels: sleep no more (1981) 0
marvin gaye: here, my dear (1978) 0
anita baker: rapture (1986) 0
carcass: symphonies of sickness (1989) 0


american bradass (BradNelson), Friday, 10 May 2019 14:10 (five months ago) link

lol this is completely impossible

Uptown VONC (Le Bateau Ivre), Friday, 10 May 2019 14:11 (five months ago) link

Cool list. The correct answer is Laughing Stock imo.

pomenitul, Friday, 10 May 2019 14:12 (five months ago) link

For me it's the mighty Gene Clark - No Other. Immediate runner-up = Bowie - Low.

Valentijn, Friday, 10 May 2019 14:13 (five months ago) link

Speaking of which, when was the last time ILM polled its favourite albums of all time?

pomenitul, Friday, 10 May 2019 14:15 (five months ago) link

hey these albums are all really really good

i think ur a controp (voodoo chili), Friday, 10 May 2019 14:18 (five months ago) link

choosing between:

the blue nile: hats (1989)
kate bush: hounds of love (1985)
steely dan: gaucho (1980)
miles davis: kind of blue (1959)
fleetwood mac: tusk (1979)
roxy music: avalon (1982)
van morrison: veedon fleece (1974)
sly & the family stone: there's a riot goin' on (1971)
david bowie: low (1977)
bill evans trio: sunday at the village vanguard (1961)
joni mitchell: the hissing of summer lawns (1975)
talk talk: laughing stock (1991)
the rolling stones: exile on main st. (1972)
gene clark: no other (1974)

teenaged me would take exile in a walk, and 2017 me would pick veedon fleece, but 2019 me is very conflicted right now

i think ur a controp (voodoo chili), Friday, 10 May 2019 14:20 (five months ago) link

Damn. Kind of Blue probably. I may have to log in with an old account to vote for Tago Mago as well.

jmm, Friday, 10 May 2019 14:21 (five months ago) link

since the poll is impossible I voted for Rocks, just to make sure someone did

L'assie (Euler), Friday, 10 May 2019 14:28 (five months ago) link

Love that Parade is your one Prince pick, as that tops my list, as well.

Artisanal Personality Disorder (Old Lunch), Friday, 10 May 2019 14:29 (five months ago) link

Really it's Velvet Rope vs. Erotica for me.

zama roma ding dong (Eric H.), Friday, 10 May 2019 14:31 (five months ago) link

Lots of fantastic stuff here. I went with Kind of Blue.

:∵·∴·∵: (crüt), Friday, 10 May 2019 14:33 (five months ago) link

Kind of Blue over Transilvanian Hunger

All along there is the sound of feedback (Sund4r), Friday, 10 May 2019 14:38 (five months ago) link

Lots of my faves on that list, i think i love Sprinkles most of all

call me cismale (Noodle Vague), Friday, 10 May 2019 14:39 (five months ago) link

can - tago mago for me

afriendlypioneer, Friday, 10 May 2019 14:40 (five months ago) link

Between 'Hats', 'Cupid&Psyche', 'Laughing Stock', 'The Drift', 'Tago Mago' and 'Low'... Voted 'Hats' because Blue Nile deserves a vote.

Uptown VONC (Le Bateau Ivre), Friday, 10 May 2019 14:45 (five months ago) link

Love that Parade is your one Prince pick, as that tops my list, as well.

― Artisanal Personality Disorder (Old Lunch), Friday, May 10, 2019 10:29 AM (twelve minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

haha, I dig Parade but my first thought was that I can't comprehend how that could be a person's favorite Prince album. I may not agree with some of the other artist picks (particularly Peej, Madonna, and Roxy) but I can at least see the case.

I voted Janet cuz hell, that's an off-the-wall pick I do agree with.

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Friday, 10 May 2019 14:47 (five months ago) link

normiest picks of the list, but what's honestly have gotten the most play at my house-

prince: parade
steely dan: gaucho
fleetwood mac: tusk
sly & the family stone: there's a riot goin' on
the rolling stones: exile on main st.
gene clark: no other

A-B-C. A-Always, B-Be, C-Chooglin (will), Friday, 10 May 2019 14:51 (five months ago) link

Like there may be and probably are objectively better Prince albums but Parade has slowly risen to the position of my personal fave.

Artisanal Personality Disorder (Old Lunch), Friday, 10 May 2019 14:52 (five months ago) link

thank u for this brad

J0rdan S., Friday, 10 May 2019 14:53 (five months ago) link

my first thought was that I can't comprehend how that could be a person's favorite Prince album

of his classic records it's the most fragmentary, but a cool side effect of this is that it makes all of the songs seem like interconnected chambers of the same obtusely funky house. plus every song whips ass

american bradass (BradNelson), Friday, 10 May 2019 14:53 (five months ago) link

lol totally missed that Otis Blue is on there

i think ur a controp (voodoo chili), Friday, 10 May 2019 14:55 (five months ago) link

Best new thread

What I love about all these albums is that they’re all of them the best albums and none of them perfect (except A Kind Of Blue)

I can’t decide to vote for my fave (Sprinkles) or the album that makes me think of Brad (Fall Out Boy)

Either way I’m putting the handful of albums on this list I don’t know at the top of my queue

flamboyant goon tie included, Friday, 10 May 2019 15:01 (five months ago) link

head says hissing of summer lawns, heart says adore, body says laptop cafe, soul says love deluxe, weather says veedon fleece, weather soon will probably say transilvanian hunger

lowercase (eric), Friday, 10 May 2019 15:09 (five months ago) link

Pretty sure I was listening heavily to Otis Blue and Veedon Fleece at the same time, during the worst summer of my life. They have some kind of connection in my head.

jmm, Friday, 10 May 2019 15:45 (five months ago) link

Had to go with Hats as you didn't pick any of the five albums I'd put ahead of it.

So many great choices here. I especially love how you've picked many of my favourite albums by such incredible artists (I'm Still In Love With You, Hissing Of Summer Lawns, Love Deluxe, The Velvet Underground S/T). Dirty Mind is the only Prince album I'd put ahead of Parade. It's really close though.

I think I might be ready to switch over to team Jordan: The Comeback now. It's always been Steve McQueen, but recently Jordan has been feeling like the one.

kitchen person, Friday, 10 May 2019 16:04 (five months ago) link

was between tusk and discovery. went tusk. found out about through here years ago and fell in love. great list btw

gman59, Friday, 10 May 2019 17:33 (five months ago) link

I feel like this list proves that Brad is the ur- and/or über-ILMer.

pomenitul, Friday, 10 May 2019 17:35 (five months ago) link

sly

J. Sam, Friday, 10 May 2019 17:37 (five months ago) link

Can't decide between:

Kind of blue
Veedon Fleece
Discovery

. (Michael B), Friday, 10 May 2019 17:38 (five months ago) link

adore

flappy bird, Friday, 10 May 2019 17:46 (five months ago) link

just thought about van's falsetto on 'who was that masked man' and i think i'm gonna roll with veedon fleece

i think ur a controp (voodoo chili), Friday, 10 May 2019 17:46 (five months ago) link

Ridiculously easy, this one. Avalon.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Friday, 10 May 2019 19:09 (five months ago) link

Kind of Blue or Discovery

brimstead, Friday, 10 May 2019 19:09 (five months ago) link

Lovely list! Too early to decide what to vote for, but I love that Rapture and Padlock are among the options.

Especially the Gwen Guthrie: “Peanut Butter”, “Hopscotch”, “Seventh Heaven”, “Padlock” itself - whether the original Sly & Robbie productions or the Larry Levin remixes**, that’s some of my favorite music ever. Lush as fuck.

Also, can’t wait to check out that DeBarge album again.

**I was only familiar with the versions on GG’s 1983 Portrait album until relatively recently, but “Seventh Heaven” especially is superior in the LL remix.

breastcrawl, Friday, 10 May 2019 19:29 (five months ago) link

uhmmm... Larry LevAn, obviously

breastcrawl, Friday, 10 May 2019 19:32 (five months ago) link

of his classic records it's the most fragmentary, but a cool side effect of this is that it makes all of the songs seem like interconnected chambers of the same obtusely funky house. plus every song whips ass

― american bradass (BradNelson), Friday, May 10, 2019 2:53 PM (four hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

This is a really great summation of why Parade is so good (I go back and forth between it and Dirty Mind as my favourite Prince LP).

Voting for Tusk, with Gaucho and Hissing of Summer Lawns in 2nd and 3rd place.

Gavin, Leeds, Friday, 10 May 2019 19:42 (five months ago) link

I think I'm actually gonna vote for Snivilisation here. I remember hearing this album in my car for the first time and just being floored by "I Wish I Had Duck Feet". The last two tracks are stunners, I still think "Attached" is in a genre all its own. There are a lot of 90s artifacts still lurking but I think it's held up very well. Combined with dubnobasswithmyheadman it must've felt like electronic music had unlimited potential in '94.

frogbs, Friday, 10 May 2019 19:45 (five months ago) link

J. Sam otm

think the toledo mud hens but for twitter (Drugs A. Money), Friday, 10 May 2019 19:46 (five months ago) link

I could have sworn I posted my love for the alternate/demo versions of songs from No Other a little while ago (must not have actually clicked submit)... the arrangements are stripped down a bit and I generally prefer that!

Anyway I think ultimately I'd go for Laughing Stock overall.

Evan, Friday, 10 May 2019 19:56 (five months ago) link

Also throwing my vote to Orbital

help yourself to another slice of apple ... crumble (Willl), Friday, 10 May 2019 20:06 (five months ago) link

I feel like this list proves that Brad is the ur- and/or über-ILMer.

― pomenitul

I always assumed that there's a lot going on at ILM which I don't pay attention to (in the rolling face-tat thread, etc). but as far as the threads that i click on, I can totally co-sign on pomenitul's statement.
this list is like the ILM dead sea scrolls.

enochroot, Friday, 10 May 2019 20:21 (five months ago) link

Not really imo, moaning about the hive mind is pure ILM but to quuote one glaring example Kind of Blue is not the hive mind Miles album

call me cismale (Noodle Vague), Friday, 10 May 2019 20:36 (five months ago) link

There's a few things on this list that I think are utter garbage, and in the cases of the artists that I do like a lot/rate highly - with a couple of exceptions - the wrong album is featured, IMO.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Friday, 10 May 2019 20:44 (five months ago) link

Interesting list, could've gone for 5 or 6, went with Prefab Sprout, never get tired of that album, such wonderful drama and romanticism to it all.

Any reason there's so few from the 21st century? Granted, those of us past a certain age will lean towards 20th century choices...

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Friday, 10 May 2019 20:46 (five months ago) link

hi, Brad

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 10 May 2019 20:47 (five months ago) link

alexander o'neal: hearsay (1987)

omigod

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 10 May 2019 20:47 (five months ago) link

Any reason there's so few from the 21st century? Granted, those of us past a certain age will lean towards 20th century choices...

― Gerald McBoing-Boing, Friday, May 10, 2019 1:46 PM (one minute ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i don't really know! this is just kinda how it shook out. one record i could've included is portishead's third

american bradass (BradNelson), Friday, 10 May 2019 20:49 (five months ago) link

It's a very '80s heavy list. I suppose if I was arsed about compiling such a list, mine would be '80s heavy too, but it sure as hell wouldn't look like this.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Friday, 10 May 2019 20:53 (five months ago) link

I looked deep into my heart and voted Speak No Evil

change display name (Jordan), Friday, 10 May 2019 20:54 (five months ago) link

ok, so which ones of these do i know well

dolphy, prince, bush, miles, vu, sprinkles, sly, bowie, mitchell, walker... i've only heard the levan padlock mixes... green, talk talk, can.

anybody who knows my posting history: which three should i listen to from the ones i haven't listed?

by the way of these, my gut today is either joni mitchell or al green

Burt Bacharach's Bees (rushomancy), Friday, 10 May 2019 20:58 (five months ago) link

Al Green, first and always.

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 10 May 2019 21:03 (five months ago) link

Not really imo, moaning about the hive mind is pure ILM but to quuote one glaring example Kind of Blue is not the hive mind Miles album

You're right of course, but this is as close as we'll get to a single individual embodying the hivemind. For now.

pomenitul, Friday, 10 May 2019 21:10 (five months ago) link

if i were not born they would have to invent me

american bradass (BradNelson), Friday, 10 May 2019 21:11 (five months ago) link

You are one avatar of many.

pomenitul, Friday, 10 May 2019 21:12 (five months ago) link

Rapture!

Brad, get out of my phone.

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 10 May 2019 21:13 (five months ago) link

this is impossible as so many of these albums are also my favourite ones. between the blue nile, fleetwood mac, sade, janet jackson, prefab sprout, talk talk, can, smashing pumpkins and dj sprinkles i can't really choose right now.
i was kinda expecting to find hole's celebrity skin. my vote would so much easier.

Nourry, Friday, 10 May 2019 22:00 (five months ago) link

What you should probably do is make a playlist of the best tracks from these and post it here. Then I could switch off the internet and be happy for ever more.

Fwiw, I think it's probably Bill Evans.

Good cop, Babcock (Chinaski), Saturday, 11 May 2019 08:58 (five months ago) link

how was this list compiled - was it just on the spot?

a lot of things i haven't heard, so that is good, and i will try to hear some

imago, Saturday, 11 May 2019 09:26 (five months ago) link

write-in for blood inside obv

imago, Saturday, 11 May 2019 09:26 (five months ago) link

I picked Jordan: The Comeback.

I thoroughly enjoy this list, am looking forward to checking out the records I haven't heard, and more ILM-ers should do this, please and thank you :)

triggercut, Saturday, 11 May 2019 09:48 (five months ago) link

I checked out the DJ Sprinkles album last night on a whim. Exactly what I needed.

pomenitul, Saturday, 11 May 2019 09:54 (five months ago) link

how was this list compiled - was it just on the spot?

i’ve been keeping a running list on rym for almost a decade bc i got tired of forgetting what my favorite albums were

american bradass (BradNelson), Saturday, 11 May 2019 12:14 (five months ago) link

i am completely digging the other people place rn. randomly voted in a special way - one of the numerous amazing records on the list

The immortal Hydra Viridisimma (outdoor_miner), Saturday, 11 May 2019 12:42 (five months ago) link

Great list, several overlaps with mine if I did one. However, 'The Blue Mask'? Weirdly I listened to this last week for the first time and find it difficult to see how this would be placed above 'Transformer' or 'Berlin' or even 'New York'.

Dan Worsley, Saturday, 11 May 2019 12:58 (five months ago) link

It's a better album. New Sensations even more.

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 11 May 2019 13:01 (five months ago) link

Berlin is one of his poorer records too, getting by on its "darkness"

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 11 May 2019 13:04 (five months ago) link

Each to his own.

Ned Caligari (Tom D.), Saturday, 11 May 2019 13:04 (five months ago) link

A little darkness goes a long way.

Dan Worsley, Saturday, 11 May 2019 13:06 (five months ago) link

i love berlin but the mood of the blue mask is more my style: at first ghostly and inviting then straight up haunted and scared

american bradass (BradNelson), Saturday, 11 May 2019 13:10 (five months ago) link

also: my favorite lou reed backing band no contest (i also love new sensations)

american bradass (BradNelson), Saturday, 11 May 2019 13:11 (five months ago) link

(despite the absence of quine)*

american bradass (BradNelson), Saturday, 11 May 2019 13:12 (five months ago) link

Lou shouting about SYYYYLLLVIIIIAAAAAA is scarier than anything on Berlin.

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 11 May 2019 13:19 (five months ago) link

coney island baby is in the deeper reaches of this list, as are ecstasy and lulu

american bradass (BradNelson), Saturday, 11 May 2019 13:24 (five months ago) link

transformer's a great record that i've known and loved since high school but if i want high glam reed most of the time i end up listening to rock n roll animal instead

american bradass (BradNelson), Saturday, 11 May 2019 13:32 (five months ago) link

hats i think but lots of my favs on here

ciderpress, Saturday, 11 May 2019 13:35 (five months ago) link

brad nelson is up to his tricks again

j., Saturday, 11 May 2019 13:41 (five months ago) link

their tricks

j., Saturday, 11 May 2019 13:42 (five months ago) link

It took Ezra Furman's recent 33 1/3 on Transformer to give it the spin I haven't in almost twenty years.

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 11 May 2019 13:42 (five months ago) link

i do want to read that book

american bradass (BradNelson), Saturday, 11 May 2019 13:43 (five months ago) link

thanks j. <3

american bradass (BradNelson), Saturday, 11 May 2019 13:44 (five months ago) link

I feel like this list proves that Brad is the ur- and/or über-ILMer.

― pomenitul, Friday, 10 May 2019 17:35 (yesterday) Permalink

no loveless though!

:∵·∴·∵: (crüt), Saturday, 11 May 2019 13:46 (five months ago) link

or britney

:∵·∴·∵: (crüt), Saturday, 11 May 2019 13:48 (five months ago) link

too hard to vote!

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 11 May 2019 14:06 (five months ago) link

surprised Imagination didn't make the cut

:∵·∴·∵: (crüt), Saturday, 11 May 2019 15:07 (five months ago) link

wait till my list

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 11 May 2019 15:17 (five months ago) link

<3

:∵·∴·∵: (crüt), Saturday, 11 May 2019 15:17 (five months ago) link

Gotta go with Rapture, though only Sleep No More fueled my high school poetry.

geoffreyess, Saturday, 11 May 2019 15:23 (five months ago) link

the blue nile: hats (1989)

k3vin k., Saturday, 11 May 2019 16:11 (five months ago) link

Thanks for the sophie’s choice between Pirates and Veedon Fleece, two of my all time faves. In the end it’s Van.

that's not my post, Saturday, 11 May 2019 16:28 (five months ago) link

Berlin is one of his poorer records too, getting by on its "darkness"

― recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn)

it's one of bob ezrin's better records imo

Burt Bacharach's Bees Made Honey In The Lion's Skull (rushomancy), Saturday, 11 May 2019 17:20 (five months ago) link

gotta go with Otis here

campreverb, Saturday, 11 May 2019 18:09 (five months ago) link

voted for fleetwood mac's tusk but any of these are also on my list:

the blue nile: hats (1989)
kate bush: hounds of love (1985)
janet jackson: the velvet rope (1997)
dj sprinkles: midtown 120 blues (2008)
the smashing pumpkins: adore (1998)
talk talk: laughing stock (1991)
can: tago mago (1971)
sade: love deluxe (1992)
madonna: erotica (1992)

Nourry, Sunday, 12 May 2019 09:50 (five months ago) link

such a brilliant list, such an impossible task, but...i was quite happy w/ seeing 'no other' in there, which i've been championing for years, so i'm giving that a vote.

and, 'dance of december souls' over 'brave murder day'?

rusty_allen, Sunday, 12 May 2019 10:03 (five months ago) link

It occurs to me that I own actual physical copies of Pirates, Parade and the DJ Sprinkles but remember embarrassingly little about them. Good excuse to remedy that...

Nag! Nag! Nag!, Sunday, 12 May 2019 10:09 (five months ago) link

Sunday at the Village Vanguard for me. Laughing Stock would be a close second.

A few on here I am oblivious to and will have to dig into this afternoon.

fancy the Dirkishness of carrying Doré a round (fionnland), Sunday, 12 May 2019 10:14 (five months ago) link

Sunday at the Village Vanguard for me. Laughing Stock would be a close second.

A few on here I am oblivious to and will have to dig into this afternoon.

fancy the Dirkishness of carrying Doré a round (fionnland), Sunday, 12 May 2019 10:14 (five months ago) link

Still baffled by the love for Hats tbh. Possibly the contropiest of my ILM controps.

pomenitul, Sunday, 12 May 2019 10:47 (five months ago) link

Fuck.

Tim F, Sunday, 12 May 2019 10:54 (five months ago) link

Voting for one thing in this list will be the hardest thing I have ever done.

Tim F, Sunday, 12 May 2019 10:54 (five months ago) link

What’s the most recent addition to the list, brad? Comsat angels or something else?

Tim F, Sunday, 12 May 2019 10:56 (five months ago) link

This is an excellent set of options. There are a few that I'd eliminate, though...

scritti politti: cupid & psyche 85 (1985)
- Eighties sophisto-pop Scritti hasn't worn well for me at all - a major drop-off in enjoyment since the Actual Eighties.

prince: parade (1986)
- Played this a couple of weeks ago and it wasn't quite the classic that I remembered.

the other people place: lifestyles of the laptop café (2001)
- Also played this a couple of weeks ago. While pleasant and ahead of its time, it's not right up there as a classic.

can: tago mago (1971)
- Never been able to get with Can. They're a band I should like in theory, but it just won't click.

madonna: erotica (1992)
- I've posted elsewhere about this before, but the ILM love for Erotica has always baffled me. Too many samey underwhelming fillers!

mike t-diva, Sunday, 12 May 2019 11:07 (five months ago) link

there's quite a few of these i haven't heard but i think it's probably Hats out of the ones i have

if Aerial was there instead of Hounds of Love it could pretty easily be that though

ufo, Sunday, 12 May 2019 11:31 (five months ago) link

Still baffled by the love for Hats tbh. Possibly the contropiest of my ILM controps

otm, the singer drives me crazy, the sluggish music does not help. went for "laughing stock" ahead of "sunday at the village vanguard" and "tago mago". it took me some time to get into can but i must admit that "tago mago" is totally outstanding in their oeuvre. jaki liebezeit at the top of his skills. one of the wildest, most mesmerizing recordings of all-time.

je est un autre, l'enfer c'est les autres (alex in mainhattan), Sunday, 12 May 2019 13:02 (five months ago) link

if Aerial was there instead of Hounds of Love it could pretty easily be that though

― ufo, Sunday, May 12, 2019 4:31 AM (one hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

on the actual list aerial is in the top ten. didn’t want to double up on kate for a poll though

american bradass (BradNelson), Sunday, 12 May 2019 13:22 (five months ago) link

Imma gonna vote for Godflesh

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Sunday, 12 May 2019 13:25 (five months ago) link

What’s the most recent addition to the list, brad? Comsat angels or something else?

― Tim F, Sunday, May 12, 2019 3:56 AM (two hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

the most recent additions were low-life (after a decade-long battle it came out ahead of technique as my favorite no record) and carcass’ symphonies of sickness (after being a huge heartwork fan for years it finally clicked and is the only metal album i want to listen to). comsat angels were p recent still though!

american bradass (BradNelson), Sunday, 12 May 2019 13:26 (five months ago) link

Lotta stuff I like a lot on that list from several of my favorite acts, but few of my favorites from said acts, if I'm being honest. Voted "Tusk."

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 12 May 2019 13:29 (five months ago) link

and, 'dance of december souls' over 'brave murder day'?

― rusty_allen, Sunday, May 12, 2019 3:03 AM (three hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

yeah! one of the few bands for whom i think the debut towers over everything else (tbf like anathema they didn’t stay in the aching death-doom mode long anyway). rich unrelenting depressive atmosphere + perfect songs and playing

american bradass (BradNelson), Sunday, 12 May 2019 13:30 (five months ago) link

I have a theory that anytime someone lists PJ Harvey as a favorite, they are usually huge Nick Cave fans as well.
where is the NC Brad?

campreverb, Sunday, 12 May 2019 15:30 (five months ago) link

you know i don't really have a favorite nick cave record. i love his entire thing, hard to isolate it to just one album

american bradass (BradNelson), Sunday, 12 May 2019 15:36 (five months ago) link

Either way I’m putting the handful of albums on this list I don’t know at the top of my queue

― flamboyant goon tie included

same here. here's the handful for me:

rickie lee jones: pirates (1981)
dj sprinkles: midtown 120 blues (2008)
debarge: in a special way (1981)
gwen guthrie: padlock (1983)
anita baker: rapture (1986)
the other people place: lifestyles of the laptop café (2001)
katatonia: dance of december souls (1993)
alexander o'neal: hearsay (1987)

these are not all of the possible side effects (Karl Malone), Sunday, 12 May 2019 15:44 (five months ago) link

Tago Mago is tough, the “first disc” is my favourite Can release and the “second disc” threatens to sour their entire legacy... the moment when Damo just breaks kayfabe and starts literally going “BOOGABOOGABOOGABOOGABOOGA” might be one of my least favourite moments in recorded music

Hats is a steady dropping off in quality throughout the record but the highs are so high

I’ve typed too much about my complicated relationship to Talk Talk elsewhere

I love that Love Deluxe and Adore are on this list, truly excellent choices

twink infinitives (flamboyant goon tie included), Sunday, 12 May 2019 19:09 (five months ago) link

Hats is a steady dropping off in quality throughout the record but the highs are so high

the last song is “saturday night”!!!!!

k3vin k., Sunday, 12 May 2019 19:14 (five months ago) link

I love that Love Deluxe and Adore are on this list, truly excellent choices

yeah might narrow my picks down to these two, both are so full-bodied

lowercase (eric), Sunday, 12 May 2019 19:39 (five months ago) link

What a great list. Had to vote "Exile" though.

Wally P. Doyle, Monday, 13 May 2019 05:53 (five months ago) link

brad where's all the emo?

but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Wednesday, 15 May 2019 20:49 (five months ago) link

btw the correct answer is Parade

Arugula Raccoon (DJP), Wednesday, 15 May 2019 20:51 (five months ago) link

brad where's all the emo?

― but I can't let Trae do it I got Huerter on my mind (Spottie), Wednesday, May 15, 2019 1:49 PM (sixteen minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

texas is the reason's do you know who you are is just below no other on this list. i figured i should stop at 50 lol

american bradass (BradNelson), Wednesday, 15 May 2019 21:06 (five months ago) link

I think I discovered Parade through another Brad thread. Ton of albums I’m curious to hear on this list.

o. nate, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 21:07 (five months ago) link

What's the highest 2010s album?

jmm, Wednesday, 15 May 2019 21:08 (five months ago) link

texas is the reason's do you know who you are is just below no other on this list. i figured i should stop at 50 lol

― american bradass (BradNelson), Wednesday, May 15, 2019 2:06 PM (eight minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

oh whoops, also diary and clarity would be above that too. the order of the list gets REAL messy after 50, it's kind of a monster. highest 2010s album is the 1975's i like it when you sleep followed by laurel halo's quarantine

american bradass (BradNelson), Wednesday, 15 May 2019 21:18 (five months ago) link

These are all just about as close as you can get to musical perfection:

scritti politti: cupid & psyche 85 (1985)
roxy music: avalon (1982)
the velvet underground: the velvet underground (1969)
david bowie: low (1977)
joni mitchell: the hissing of summer lawns (1975)
anita baker: rapture (1986)
talk talk: laughing stock (1991)
the comsat angels: sleep no more (1981)

WOW. Which one am I going to go for? Oh fuck it, considering how little love it got in the 1982 poll, I have little choice but to vote for Avalon, even if so it can get at least ONE vote. (Where are all the Roxy fans?)

The Colour of Spring (deethelurker), Thursday, 16 May 2019 23:46 (four months ago) link

the velvet underground

Dan S, Saturday, 18 May 2019 01:22 (four months ago) link

I voted Tusk cuz I have to fess up to being a sentimentalist.

Hyper-Capitalists Against the Entertainment Business (I M Losted), Saturday, 18 May 2019 03:34 (four months ago) link

I tried listening to tusk because of this thread and I guess I don’t get that band?? I love “everywhere”

k3vin k., Saturday, 18 May 2019 05:05 (four months ago) link

one month passes...

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Tuesday, 25 June 2019 00:01 (three months ago) link

Jesus wtf is this choice. Brutal. Love that Snivilization is here. It really is a pinnacle record for me too.

Went with Hounds of Love, though.

octobeard, Tuesday, 25 June 2019 05:54 (three months ago) link

Parade!

stop torturing me ethel (broom air), Tuesday, 25 June 2019 13:10 (three months ago) link

Voted Joni, but forgot Al Green was there too. Feel free to use that missed vote as a tie-breaker if need be.

breastcrawl, Tuesday, 25 June 2019 14:28 (three months ago) link

Seriously rooting for any one of the eight albums I mentioned in my previous post... and hoping I really didn't cast the only vote for Avalon.

Dee the (Summer-Hating) Lurker (deethelurker), Tuesday, 25 June 2019 20:36 (three months ago) link

Lots of good ones but for me it can only be exile

kornrulez6969, Tuesday, 25 June 2019 20:55 (three months ago) link

here are some records not in this poll that i'm realizing should've been:

aphex twin selected ambient works 85-92
sonny sharrock ask the ages
the human league dare
radiohead in rainbows
r.e.m. murmur (removed bc it would've won, though who knows why the same rule didn't apply to hounds of love lol)
leonard cohen i'm your man

here is the full list, it's a huge mess after the top 50 still https://rateyourmusic.com/list/BradNelson/records/

american bradass (BradNelson), Tuesday, 25 June 2019 21:07 (three months ago) link

Damn, your extended list is so great! Some more of my own favourites and I immediately want to hear all the albums I don't know.

kitchen person, Tuesday, 25 June 2019 23:00 (three months ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Wednesday, 26 June 2019 00:01 (three months ago) link

:)

k3vin k., Wednesday, 26 June 2019 01:01 (three months ago) link

I'm shocked

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 26 June 2019 01:11 (three months ago) link

Oops, thought I voted but "Rapture" has 0.

geoffreyess, Wednesday, 26 June 2019 01:14 (three months ago) link

w00t, one of the eight I was rooting for got second place! Also happy about the votes Laughing Stock, Low, and Cupid and Psyche 85 got, and that I wasn't the only person who ended up voting for Avalon (but am really glad I threw a little love that way). OTOH, I'm shocked Sleep No More received zero votes.

Dee the (Summer-Hating) Lurker (deethelurker), Wednesday, 26 June 2019 01:57 (three months ago) link

Damn great turnout. Voted Sade in the end.

big city slam (Spottie), Wednesday, 26 June 2019 03:33 (three months ago) link

You can tell Paul's Boutique, Disintegration and Doolittle were missing from the list.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 26 June 2019 09:22 (three months ago) link

al green: i'm still in love with you (1972)
0 votes
marvin gaye: here, my dear (1978)
0 votes
anita baker: rapture (1986)
0 votes


This makes me sad.

breastcrawl, Wednesday, 26 June 2019 09:48 (three months ago) link

hats 13 - laughing stock 5
i am baffled to say the least.

je est un autre, l'enfer c'est les autres (alex in mainhattan), Wednesday, 26 June 2019 13:30 (three months ago) link

You and me both.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 26 June 2019 13:31 (three months ago) link

Impressed by the spread, excellent list Brad. I’m pretty sure I voted Sprinkles, as I would in any ballot

flamboyant goon tie included, Wednesday, 26 June 2019 14:11 (three months ago) link

Speaking of which, I happily discovered Sprinkles through this poll so thanks, Brad!

pomenitul, Wednesday, 26 June 2019 14:17 (three months ago) link

folie a quatre

☮ (peace, man), Wednesday, 26 June 2019 14:23 (three months ago) link

al green: i'm still in love with you (1972)
0 votes
marvin gaye: here, my dear (1978)
0 votes
anita baker: rapture (1986)
0 votes

This makes me sad.


http://i.ytimg.com/vi/zIUzLpO1kxI/hqdefault.jpg"ILM doesn't care about black people."

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Wednesday, 26 June 2019 14:53 (three months ago) link

rapture shutout is the biggest surprise there

american bradass (BradNelson), Wednesday, 26 June 2019 14:56 (three months ago) link

the thing about hats and the blue nile in general. it is nice late night background music - though the strings suck big time as usual - but there is zero spirituality in that music compared to laughing stock. additionally the vu self titled which covers similar ground as hats in terms of relaxed atmosphere is so much more intimate and immediate. hats is a string syrup covered with a voice coating that does not speak to me. so what is the point?

je est un autre, l'enfer c'est les autres (alex in mainhattan), Wednesday, 26 June 2019 17:15 (three months ago) link

only vaguely even aware of Blue Nile but listening now and kinda dig it.
lol @ it doesn't speak to me so what's the point

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Wednesday, 26 June 2019 18:03 (three months ago) link


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