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What’s the Greatest Music Album created?

Another day, another discussion.

It’s time to drop trowel and get dirty with this one. Any album, of any genre, of any decade – what’s the greatest made? Now, that may be a tall order, but I know you can at least suggest a few contenders. Or, maybe you’re ballsy and know the greatest music album created already. Whether it be from a forum you read impartially or whether it’s from your own intellectual thoughts of music knowledge and understanding, pit them against one another in the comments and we can get angry with one another. I mean, if it comes to that. I doubt it would though, as you guys are all great.

Anyway, I digress – GET TO IT!

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14 replies on “What’s the Greatest Music Album created?”

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Not the one I would’ve plucked out of their albums, but listener preference I guess! Take Off Your Pants and Jacket may be the best one of theirs for me, a full frontal load of punk from start to finish.

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Hmm. That’s another big question. How do you pick from generations of inspired musical creation? I’ll try to narrow it down a bit.

Let’s talk jazz. From a standpoint of commercial success I’d be inclined to say that Kind of Blue may very well be the greatest jazz record ever recorded. I’d be right too. It’s an obvious choice to be sure. With an all star line up of Jazz titans, musically and stylistically, there are few better jazz records and fewer still that can compete with Kind of Blue.


That’s not my choice. It has to be A Love Supreme. While it is most definitely a jazz record, it is the inspiration that I believe transcends genre. A work of divine inspiration, Coltrane recorded this four part piece as an offering to God for the gifts and talents he was given to make music. It’s a complex piece of music that aims and succeeds at communicating his appreciation for the “spiritual awakening” that set his life on a new path. He asked God for the means to make others happy through his music, and 58 years later, we are still inspired by his work. This record was written with love. In all of music, I’m not sure you could find a more pure and honest inspiration for writing music.

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Wow. I’m lost for words, thank you for sharing your thoughts my friend, it is greatly appreciated. You’ve never been more right with an artist. Coltrane is a fantastic musician, jazz maestro and a genuine individual who stayed true to himself til the very end. I, too love Kind of Blue. It is the one vinyl I have that has quite possibly been worn down for its incessant playing. I love your description of A Love Supreme after, that’s a thrill to read. I never knew that about him or the album, for that matter. I’m sure it’ll be an even more enlightening piece of music to listen and fall into now. Thanks again for your words! Mega.

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This is a tough and always highly-debatable question for which, as 2loud2old previously noted, there’s no right or wrong answer. Music is so very subjective, and each of us has our own strong opinions about it. That said, my picks for the 10 greatest albums of all time would be, in no particular order:

Rumours – Fleetwood Mac (currently #26 on the Billboard 200 Album chart, and a non-consecutive 432 weeks on that chart!
Songs in the Key of Life – Stevie Wonder
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road – Elton John
The Beatles (White Album) – The Beatles
Blurryface – twenty one pilots (311 non-consecutive weeks on the Billboard 200 Album chart)
Led Zeppelin IV – Led Zeppelin
Surrealistic Pillow – Jefferson Airplane
Purple Rain – Prince
Songs From the Big Chair – Tears For Fears
What’s Going On – Marvin Gaye

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A fantastic collective here of all-time albums, thanks Jeff. Yeah, it’s a typically hard conversation, especially with music being so subjective. But, some absolute treasurers here. It tells a story about how legendary the albums are if they’re still occupying the charts!

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Damn. That’s a loaded question. By the way, Feel the Steel is one catchy as hell Steel Panther album!

I know the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Dylan, they deserve to be up there, but they were never my cup of tea. There were definitely songs I love hearing. I just wouldn’t buy an album of theirs, beyond a compilation.

I’ll give a list of 10, in no particular order. I’ll start with the two heavyweights.
Pink Floyd – The Wall
Led Zeppelin – IV
Queensryche – Operation : Mindcrime
Smashing Pumpkins – Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
Radiohead – OK Computer
Flaming Lips – Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
Bryan Adams – Reckless
Matthew Good Band – Beautiful Midnight
Bon Jovi – New Jersey
Bruce Springsteen – Born in the USA

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Nicely compiled list! You’re getting good at these .. The two heavyweights are good choices, for sure. The likes of Radiohead and Smashing Pumpkins would be in my radar too for some of the best albums made. Of course, this is a loaded question because for me, it boils down to what I listened to when I was younger and growing up with music. A lot of albums my dad made me listen to feature a lot in my list because it’s all I’ve ever known and practically made me who I am today. From Queen to Linkin Park, it featured a wide array that pulled me in either direction of the industry spectrum. Marvellous stuff.



My father’s taste influenced me too. He’s the reason I’m into Springsteen, Rush, Neil Young, Supertramp, and a host of other talents. He won’t let me live this down. What’s the Who album with Baba O’Reilly on it? That was the first Who song I ever heard, and I went nuts. I had a bunch of his records on the floor. I apparently did, what he calls a Mexican tap dance on a few of said records.

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