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Your favourite rock and jazz albums of all time?

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Guys,

I'm looking for some inspirational listening ideas from my fellow BCers. Kinda feels there's a whole bunch of great music out there, much of which I've never come across and would really enjoy / benefit from having a listen to. I appreciate that albums are less and less a 'thing' these days with the advent of downloads, but it's still a great (and perhaps continues to be the best) recorded music format, right?

So I thought it might interesting and educational if you could have a think about what your TOP THREE albums of all time would be? The ones which, if all music was banned in your households apart from these three albums, you would still want to keep!

Look forward to getting your suggestions!

AK

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Too difficult, as they constantly change. What I will offer are three very accessible Jazz albums: The Three Sounds with Stanley Turrentine - Blue Hour, Gil Evans - Out of the Cool, and Dexter Gordon - GO.

Sorry to break your rules, but hope you like the suggestions!

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Pearl Jam Ten, sex pistols never mind the bollocks and The Cure Wish, loads of others come close but I always go back to those three over and over again..

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I knew this was going to be good! From just the three responses so far there's 7 out of 9 albums I've not really listened to! Brilliant! Please keep your suggestions coming! 

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Check out String Connection. Polish jazz/funk from 70’s, 80’s I think. Some really good stuff there. Full albums on YouTube. 

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Definitely Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue. The quintessential jazz album. Can - Tago Mago. Turn on, tune in and open your mind. Pretty much unclassifiable. Jimi Hendrix - Electric Ladyland. No matter how many times I listen to this, I get the chills and am left breathless. Pure imagination, skill and talent. Still out there!

There are of course many more, but you wanted just three...

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Do 'best of' albums count?  If so 'Steppin Out - the Best of Joe Jackson' would be in my top 3.

Made In Japan, Deep Purple and Black Sabbath, Black Sabbath would be the other 2. 

 

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Hard to just pick just three, but these three always get a regular outing in my house.

West Side Story - Dave Grusin.

Kind Of Blue - Miles Davies.

Michel Camilo Big Band - Caribe.

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7 minutes ago, discreet said:

Definitely Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue. The quintessential jazz album. Can - Tago Mago. Turn on, tune in and open your mind. Pretty much unclassifiable. Jimi Hendrix - Electric Ladyland. No matter how many times I listen to this, I get the chills and am left breathless. Pure imagination, skill and talent. Still out there!

There are of course many more, but you wanted just three...

 

 

Electric Ladyland was my other choice too ... oh and i forgot some Floyd ,and Dylan...hmmm

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2 each?

Jazz? Not really a big fan. . . but I did like Oh Yeah and Ah Um by Charlie Mingus enough to buy them in 1967.

Rock? Too many to choose from but I'm picking Waiting For Columbus by Little Feat and Delbert McClinton Live.

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Today:

Parliament - Mothership Connection

James Carter - Layin' in the Cut

Colonel Claypool's Bucket of Bernie Brains - The Big Eyeball in the Sky

Tomorrow, who knows?

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Iron Maiden - Live  After Death

Rush - Exit Stage Left

Led Zeppelin - ... err its gonna have to be a big box set...

 

 

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Miles Davis - A Tribute to Jack Johnson.

Chicago Transit Authority ("Chicago's" 1st album).

Revolutionary Blues Band (Tom Scott).

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At the moment... 

1965 - afghan whigs

Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night sweats - Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night sweats

Exile on main Street - rolling stones

... Different list next week

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Don't care for Jazz, so....

Siouxsie and the Banshees - Tinderbox

Mansun - Attack of the Grey Lantern

New Model Army - Thunder and Consolation

...but that's just the tip of a very weird iceberg 

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Brand X Masques - expansive outing from the UK's greatest fusion band - featuring truly astounding fretless bass from the most underrated Bassist ever...Percy Jones (I mean, come on this guy was doing that stinky poo with Eno way before Jaco ...and wwwway before Mick Karn).

Rush - Moving Pictures

Iron Maiden - Piece of Mind

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Like every else I don't really do all time favourites, but these are up there.

Tower Of Power- Back To Oakland: This ones a playlist of the full album.

 

 

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My tastes do jump around a bit.  Currently I'd say:

Porcupine Tree - Fear of a Blank Planet

Genesis - Selling England By The Pound

Paul Simon - Graceland

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Surrealistic Pillow (Jefferson Airplane...)

Anthem Of The Sun (Grateful Dead...)

The Orchestra Of The 18th Century (Frans Brüggen conductor...) version of Schubert's 9th symphony.

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Never Mind The Bollocks - The Sex Pistols

Appetite for Destruction - Guns N Roses

Chapter iV - Booze & Glory

The first two have stood the test of time for me, the last one was only released this year but it`s just got so many songs that I love on it I can`t see it not staying where it is - until B&G replace it with a newer one that I like even better that is.

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