My favourite albums

5.Metallica-The Black Album

This album brought metal to mainstream. May be a little ligher than their earlier material, but this is one kickass album.
Song after song, classic metal stuff in one song.
Enter Sandman...
Sad but True...
Where ever I may roam...
The Unforgiven...

4. Guns N Roses-Appetite for Destruction

The best selling debut album of all time!
It brought about the then 'Worlds most dangerous band' tag to GnR...
A great hard rock album...
All the songs kick ass with the rawness and attitude...
Sex, Drugs and Rock N Roll unleashed in all its glory!
My favourite is Sweet Child O Mine...one of the greatest ballads of all time...
GNR could never get better than this. This raised the bar a trifle too much!

3.Cream- I Feel Free-Ultimate Cream

I was in two minds here...Whether to put Disraeli Gears or this one...
I got DG pretty recently and lost it in the hard drive crash. But this one's been with me for a long time.
I know its not nice to mention a compilation, but hey! Its my blog!
This one contains the best material from their three albums...
Cream was a seminal 60's band...the best bass and vocals (Jack Bruce), the best guitar(Eric Clapton) and the best drums (Ginger Baker). They had services of Pete Brown, an English poet. Together they created some of the best psychedelic stuff of all time.
Sunshine of your love (my favourite of all time and big factor in bringing this album here)...
I Feel Free
Tales of the brave Ullysseus
Crossroads
One of the greatest guitar solos (Crossroads) and one of the greatest bass line of all time (Sunshine of your love) in the same album..what more do you want?

2. The Doors-The Doors

The debut album by The Doors...
The psychedelic masterwork. The sound of the Doors is very unique and there is no other band like it. According to me, the only band with that kind of distinction is Jethro Tull.
The vocals of Jim Morrison is nearly divine and his songwriting is on the top level.
So many classics...
'Break on Through to the Other side'
'Soul Kitchen'
'Crystal Ship' (my current favourite!)
'Twentieth Century Fox'
and the Oedipus like incestful 'The End'
It would have come to the top if not for the album below!

1. The Beatles-Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

The best album of all time!
No question about it...Sgt Pepper's has featured in numerous best album's list, most often grabbing the top spot.
This album showed the world, the possibility of a rock album. The songs showcase the spirit of the generation. The swinging 60's...
The hippie era, where the young people tried to change the world...
The psychedelic drugs ruled the roost and this was probably the first psychedelic album.
Track by Track this is an awesome album...
And this album made of use of lot of instruments and atmosphere noise...

Starts of with a rocker of a song, the eponymous 'Sgt Pepper's lonely hearts club band', filled with pompous band (the trumpet kind) sounds and atmosphere noise. A great guitar by George Harrison and vocals by Paul McCartney.
Says to the listener..."Hey we are a great band!"
Then fades into one of my favourite songs, 'With a little help from my friends" (the song was used for a commercial of Paragon(?) canvas shoes in the early 90's, one with a boy forgetting his canvas shoes to school and his dog bringing it to school) Ringo's voice really is superb here.
'Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds'...a brilliant psychedelic song...mind blowing to say the least...Lennon at his best.
'Getting Better' A cover version was used for Philips Commercials earlier...
Song writing Masterpiece...optimistic lines by McCartney laced with cynicism of Lennon
'When I am sixty four' a simple, elegant and lovely song by McCartney...He wrote this during his teens...
'Within You Without You' Its really hard to say its an english pop song! Seems like a Hindustani Song! Indian Instruments used in entirety. Harrison made this with the help of Ravi Shankar

All the songs are great! I just mentioned a few here...

3 comments:

Praveen said...

thts an awesome list mannn....
but some glaring ommisions areee iorn Maiden's Number of the beast....
and Pink Floyd's The Wall...
I know its hard to include all those in a top5 listt...thts y i've still not compiled a list of my ownn...
if ever i do, it would be something like top 100 or top 200....aareyum vittukalayaruthallooo

and about mentioning compilations in the list...I think Beatles's 1 should've been there....the best compiled album of all time featuring their top 30 hitss....amazingg one mannnnnnn...chk it outtttt

Rockus said...

The wall...hmm...a great album without doubt...but...I prefer Wish you were here or better still Echoes: Their best of collection...infact I forgot about Echoes while writing! :-D

Number of the beast...my favourite Maiden Album...but me more into classic rock and psychedelic rock these days...so not on the list...

Beatles 1 is a remarkable collection...but it doesnt have the cohesion of an album...strangely The Cream compilation has it...may be because Cream albums were released over a short period of time...

naveen said...

Hmmmm...as usual...I havent heard a single 1...Eda...include some Bryan Adams or Westlife...Ivide ninne koodathe veereyum kurachu manushyar undeda...

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