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    Your Top 5 Favorite Albums.

    By any band, including Yes.

    #2
    Five....pheew....hard task....

    Yes - Close to the Edge
    Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life
    Prince - Purple Rain
    Paul Simon - Graceland
    Pink Floyd - Darkside of the Moon

    Honorary mentiom:

    Fish - Vigil in a Wilderness of Mirrors

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      #3
      Peter Hammill - Over
      Yes - Topographic Oceans
      Bruce Cockburn - Humans
      KIng Crimson - Discipline
      Simple Minds - Real to Real Cacophony

      Honorary mentions:
      Television - Marquee Moon
      Van de Graaf Generator - Still Life
      June Tabor - Aquaba
      Genesis - Selling England By The Pound
      Larry Norman - Only Visiting This Planet

      something by David Sylvian, John Cale, Eno...

      5 really isn't enough!

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        #4
        Originally posted by madbear View Post
        Peter Hammill - Over
        Yes - Topographic Oceans
        Bruce Cockburn - Humans
        KIng Crimson - Discipline
        Simple Minds - Real to Real Cacophony

        Honorary mentions:
        Television - Marquee Moon
        Van de Graaf Generator - Still Life
        June Tabor - Aquaba
        Genesis - Selling England By The Pound
        Larry Norman - Only Visiting This Planet

        something by David Sylvian, John Cale, Eno...

        5 really isn't enough!
        Discipline is my favourite Crimson album, together with Red probably.

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          #5
          Yes- Going for the One
          Genesis- Trick of the Tail
          Peter Gabriel- 4
          Marillion- Clutching at Straws
          Rush- Permanent Waves

          Honourable mentions:

          Yes-Close to the Edge
          Genesis- The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
          It Bites- Once around the World
          Level 42- Pursuit of Accidents
          Porcupine Tree- Fear of a Blank Planet
          Steve Hackett- Spectral Mornings
          Rush- 2112
          King Crimson- In the Court of the Crimson King
          Led Zeppelin- 4
          The Definitive YES Albums

          -The Yes Album-Fragile-Close to the Edge-Tales From Topographic Oceans-
          -Relayer-Going for the One-Drama-90125-Big Generator-Union-Talk-
          -The Ladder-Magnification-Fly From Here-The Quest-

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            #6
            Originally posted by soundchaser09 View Post
            Yes- Going for the One
            Genesis- Trick of the Tail
            Peter Gabriel- 4
            Marillion- Clutching at Straws
            Rush- Permanent Waves

            Honourable mentions:

            Yes-Close to the Edge
            Genesis- The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
            It Bites- Once around the World
            Level 42- Pursuit of Accidents
            Porcupine Tree- Fear of a Blank Planet
            Steve Hackett- Spectral Mornings
            Rush- 2112
            King Crimson- In the Court of the Crimson King
            Led Zeppelin- 4
            Love the Level 42 album as well.

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              #7
              Sweet- Desolation Boulevard
              The Who- Quadrophenia
              The Kinks- Give The People What They Want
              Yes- Tormato
              Molly Hatchet- self titled

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                #8
                First five:

                The Beatles-Revolver
                Yes-Close To The Edge
                Pink Floyd-Wish You Were Here
                Led Zeppelin-Physical Graffiti
                The Who-Who’s Next

                Next five:

                The Jimi Hendrix Experience-Electric Ladyland
                The Beach Boys-SMiLE
                Rush-Permanent Waves
                U2-The Joshua Tree
                R.E.M.-Automatic For The People
                “Well ain’t life grand when you finally hit it?”-David Lee Roth

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by BillGuitar View Post
                  By any band, including Yes.
                  OK Bill where's your list!

                  Ask me tomorrow or even later today and no doubt it will change but for now I'm going with:

                  Yes Relayer - it gives me goosebumps even typing this so come on Steve and play it live (all of it dammit)!
                  Steely Dan Aja - speaks for itself and has since the moment it popped out into the world
                  Stevie Wonder Songs in the Key of Life - Arno said it first and one of my top 5 favorite concerts ever was seeing Stevie & Co. playing this whole album live
                  King Crimson Live In Toronto - because we were there when it was recorded and it is a fantastic memory of a wonderful trip to Toronto with Betsy
                  The Who Quadrophenia - my favorite album from the boys never gets old or tired and one of my favorite headphones albums of all times

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                    #10
                    I assume this is a classic , current or somewhere in-between rock band list. The albums that have made a big impression on me, and ones that I tend to go back to the most are,

                    TFTO , Yes, A monumental album by my favorite band. Large volume of great music doesnt hurt.
                    Beatles 65, I find it more unique and innovative than even Yesterday and Today and Revolver in some ways, not as heavy though.
                    Apostrophe, Zappa, Encapsulates who Zappa is and his music in general.
                    Alpha, Asia, Powerful and melodic. I love the fusion pop prog infused with an orchestral edge.
                    Layla, Eric Clapton, A classic with Clapton at his peak.

                    Fragile, Yes' most popular and flagship album. My introduction to the band.
                    Trick of the Tail, Genesis, Best new lead vocalist album ever. Up there with any Gabriel era Genesis.

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                      #11
                      Yes - Close to the Edge

                      Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV

                      Steely Dan - Aja

                      Boston - Boston

                      The Beatles - Revolver

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Ash Armstrong
                        Rock/Jazz...
                        (Excluding classical)

                        Caravan - For Girls Who Grow Plump in the Night
                        Yes - Close to the Edge
                        Grateful Dead - Blues For Allah
                        Frank Zappa - Uncle Meat
                        Captain Beefheart - Trout Mask Replica

                        Honorary Mentions:
                        Yes - Tales From Topographic Oceans
                        Bob Dylan - John Wesley Harding
                        Bob Dylan - Street Legal
                        Miles Davis - In A Silent Way
                        Frank Zappa - The Yellow Shark
                        Frank Zappa - One Size Fits All
                        Frank Zappa - Freak Out
                        Jefferson Airplane - After Bathing At Baxters
                        Opeth - Blackwater Park
                        Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti
                        Led Zeppelin - II
                        King Crimson - Starless and Bible Black
                        Pink Floyd - A Saucerful of Secrets
                        Doors - L.A. Woman
                        Santana - Lotus
                        Beatles - Abbey Road
                        Joni Mitchell - For The Roses
                        Laura Nyro - New York Tenderberry
                        Jon Anderson - Olias of Sunhillow
                        Chrysta Bell - We Dissolve
                        Crosby, Stills & Nash - Sofa Album
                        John Coltrane - A Love Supreme
                        Focus - Live at the Rainbow
                        T.Rex - Tanx
                        Saint Etienne - Good Humour
                        Portishead - Third
                        Lou Reed - New York
                        Patti Smith - Gung Ho
                        Television - Marquee Moon
                        John Martyn - Bless the Weather
                        Love - Forever Changes
                        Tangerine Dream - Rubicon
                        David Crosby - If I Could Only Remember My Name

                        .... ....

                        ​​​​​​
                        Saint Etienne. I know I have two cd's from them somewhere, but haven't listened to them in ages. Loved them back in the nineties though.

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                          #13
                          Glad to see Mr Armstrong really bending the rules!

                          I'd forgotten about Steely Dan (Katy Lied), Joni Mitchell (Hejira), and I should probably put Marquee Moon on my list too.

                          Maybe we could do top 100s or 500s?

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                            #14
                            This list would change daily, but for today, my five are…

                            Yes - Close to the Edge
                            Yes - Tales from Topographic Oceans
                            Genesis - Selling England by the Pound
                            King Crimson - Red
                            Beatles - Abbey Road

                            If I did this again next week, a different Yes album, or an album by the Kinks, Traffic, or ELP could join the list. Can’t Buy a Thrill by Steely Dan, and Quadrophenia by the Who would also get consideration on my best of list. So much to choose from…

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                              #15
                              The answer for today (tomorrow could be different!) might be:

                              Marillion, Misplaced Childhood
                              Jethro Tull, Thick as a Brick
                              Rush, Permanent Waves
                              Kate Bush, Hounds of Love
                              Yes, 90125

                              And five honourables:

                              U2, The Unforgettable Fire (I was gonna say The Joshua Tree, but I hafta maintain *some* hipster cred)
                              And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, Tao of the Dead Part III
                              Tori Amos, Little Earthquakes
                              Journey, Escape (don’t judge me)
                              The Men They Couldn’t Hang, Waiting for Bonaparte

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