Sublime's Self titled
Rage Against the Machine Evil Empire
Joe Satriani Surfing with the Alien
The Ocean Heliocentric
With all of the new music constantly flowing, we all have those few timeless albums that never lose their place in our rotations. What are some albums that you guys still listen to that will never get old, and still feels like that first time you put it in your record player/tape deck/cd player?
I'll start it off with two records that will always be on my list:
Beloved(us) - Failure On
A New Found Glory - Sticks and Stones
In fact, the time was a banner year for Prog. Just consider the goodness that came out in 1974:
Genesis - Lamb
Yes - Relayer
King Crimson - Starless and Bible Black (and Red)
Gentle Giant - The Power and the Glory
Peter Hammill - In Camera
PFM - L'isola di Niente
There are no old Porsches - just new owners.
Favorite albums of all time:
The Clash - London Calling
Al Green - Lay It Down
D'Angelo - Live at the Jazz club(favorite live album ever)
Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
The Avett Brothers - Emotionalism
Minor Threat - Minor Threat
Outkast - Aquemini
The Adolescents - The Adolescents
Underoath - Define the great line + Cries From the Past + Changing of Times
King Crimson - In the Wake of Poseidon
Iron Maiden - Killers
Mercyful Fate - Don't Break the Oath +Melissa
King Diamond - Abigail
Helloween - Keeper of the Seven Keys
The Beatles - Rubber Soul + Revolver + Abbey Road
Prince - Purple Rain
Death - Leprosy
Exodus - Bonded by Blood
Agalloch - The Mantle
Emperor - Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk
Marvin Gaye - Whats Going On
John Coltrane - A Love Supreme
Erykah Badu - Baduizm
Curtis Mayfield - Curtis
Jagged Edge - Jagged Era
Puccini - La Boheme
Big Gigantic - Wide Awake
Mary J Blige - Mary
James Brown - Live at the Apollo
Pearl Jam - Ten
Michael Jackson - Thriller
Black Sabbath - Heaven and Hell
Garth Brooks - No Fences
Townes Van Zandt - Delta Momma Blues
George Strait - Strait Country
Johnny Cash - Orange Blossom Special
Gin Blossoms - New Miserable Experience
My tastes vary pretty widely, I know I'm forgetting quite a few
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Some of these are newer, but to me, bacame instant classics.
First off, I'm surprised to see not much classic rock on here. But I'm a 90s alt rock kid, so yeah, I don't have much full album favs before that timeline.
Pink Floyd - dark side of the moon
Alanis morissette n jagged little pill
Buckcherry - self titled
Daft punk - discovery
Disturbed - the sickness
Dropkick murphys - blackout
Garbage - self titled and 2.0
Goo goo dolls - dizzy up the girl
Green day - dookie
Guano apes - walking on a thin line
Incubus - make yourself
Korn - follow the leader
Linkin park - hybrid theory
Matchbox 20 - yourself or someone like you
Mumford and sons - sigh no more
A perfect circle - mer de noms
Rob zombie - hellbilly deluxe
Sugarland - love on the inside
Todd snider - live storyteller
Tool - lateralus and aenima
The used - self titled
Vast - music for people
And..... Where this username came from
Toad the wet sprocket - coil
A grouesome time, I love your list. I also listen to everything, but these are the albums I just can't stop listening to
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Billy Bragg - Back to Basics
The Smiths/Morrissey - all of 'em
Descendants - 2 Things at Once
Bruce Springsteen/E Street - anything pre. Born in the USA
Transplants - Haunted Cities
Bad Religion - Suffer
ALL - Allroy's Revenge
"Yeah, I pissed myself, but that's only because I only had 20 minutes for recess." Duane Peters
I'm super serious about the debut from mumford and sons too. I know it came out two years ago and hasent had time to age, but the first time I played it, I smiled, cried, andlaighed a little bit at the end. All in, I just wanted to find the band and give them all the biggest hugs. I know it sounds corny, but I can't wait for thier next album.
I think I'm gonna go listen to it for the millionth time again right now.
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I got two more I forgot,
Staind - dysfunction
And a real insane one I can't yet fathom how it gets better with age.
Stabbing westward - darkest days
For anyone who has heard this album through, you know what I'm talking about. When you're in the need to purge, this album will leave you a sniveling little crybaby, but you'll feel better afterwards.
I also didn't think you were picking on disturbed when you said nu metal... Oh well. Hard ruck mixed with industrial isn't metal to me, but eh, whatever brah..
Here's something that will piss you off, i also think that Semisonic's Feeling strangely fine is a little timeless. If you ignore that the fact its the album with closing time on it, the rest of it is really good, if you're into that type of lighter alt rock.
Beatles- Rubber Soul
Bad Brains-Rock For Light
Replacements- Sorry Ma, Forgot to Take Out the Trash/Let it Be
Metallica-Master of Puppets/Ride the Lightning/Kill 'Em All
Beastie Boys- Paul's Botique
Public Enemy- It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
Refused- The Shape of Punk to Come
Slayer- Reign in Blood/South of Heaven
Minute Men- Double Nickles on the Dime
Van Halen- VH1/1984
PJ Harvey-Rid of Me
Shawn Colvin-Fat City
Ramones-Ramones/Leave Home/End of the Century/Rocket to Russia
Red Hot Chilli Peppers-Blood Sugar Sex Magic
Black Sabbath-Black Sabbath/Paranoid/Mob Rules/Heaven and Hell
Alice Cooper- Love it to Death/Killer
Iron Maiden-Number of the Beast
Ani Difranco-Out of Range
Devo-Q:Are We Not Men? A: We are DEVO
Dinosaur Jr.-Green Mind
Duran Duran-Seven and the Ragged Tiger
Edie Brickell and New Bohemiens- Ghost of a Dog
Faith No More-The Real Thing/Angel Dust
Mudhoney-Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge
Guns 'N Roses- Appetite For Destruction
Sonic Youth-Daydream Nation/Goo/Dirty
Janes Addiction-Nothing's Shocking
Sex Pistols-Nevermind the Bullocks...Here's the Sex Pistols
John Melloncamo- Uh-Huh
Nine Inch Nails-Pretty Hate Machine/Downward Spiral
Johny Cash-American III/IV
Megadeth-Peace Sells/Rust in Peace
Mr. Bungle-Mr. Bungle/California
Neil Young-Harvest/Harvest Moon
Pantera-Cowboys From Hell/Vulgar Display of Power
Talking Heads-Remain in Light/Speaking in Tongues
Tom Waites-Early Years Vol.2/The Heart of Saturday Night/Nighthawks at the Diner
Queen-A Night at the Opera
Sarah Jarosz-Song Up in Her Head
Some of mine are favorites, some I just like. To me they are timeless as they sound as fresh to me as if they are new. For instance, I'd list Judas Priest's Screaming For Vengence if it was a classic album thread, but to me it sounds 80's. Not in a bad way, but dated and not timeless. I could include America's Homecoming if I was listing favorites, but it is very 70's dated and not timeless.
Metal - guitar lead rock
Hard rock - drum and bass lead
Now which is disturbed? hard, not metal. Get ur head outta your ass.
Saying that there is music that can't be pinned to an era or decade, or whatever, doesn't make it great, or timeless..
All it does is show that you don't know squat about music history.
I'm gonna unsub from this thread now, if all the music forum is as unwilling to hear others opinions on music, its not a place for me.
BTW, great lists evryone. Seems like people here know good Music when they hear it.
Timeless is something that, to you, is exactly that. It's completely based upon your opinion and perception of the album. A lot of you have posted things that I would agree with, and some things I thought were junk when released, and still junk now. But, like I said before, is merely my opinion and perception.
No one in the world can put a definition and guideline to what makes an album timeless to someone. The only definition should be towards the word timeless, and that being an album that you loved the day it came out, and can still put it on and feel that same emotion you did the first day you heard it.
So, let's get back to posting those albums, and stop being purists to your lists.