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tillymoo


tillymoo

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Location: Brisbane

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Posted:watchers of abc television and listeners of tripple j have voted for their favourite album of all time.



they were:



1. Pink Floyd Dark Side Of The Moon

2. Jeff Buckley Grace

3. Radiohead Ok Computer

4. The Beatles Abbey Road

5. The Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

6. Nirvana Nevermind

7. Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin 4

8. Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik

9. Meat Loaf Bat Out Of Hell

10. U2 The Joshua Tree



(for a list of australia's tope 100 albums)



what do you reckon? what's your favourite album of all time?



mine came in at 31 - graceland by paul simon (thanks god it beat anthony callea - second place getter in australian idol) but i have to say i am shocked that bob dylan didn't make the top 20, and i am a little disapointed that no australian albums made the top 20. there are some classics on there - i had forgotten how much i loved blood suger sex magik as a 15 year old


"A Thnead's a fine thing that all people need"
Dr Suess

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Rouge Dragon
BRONZE Member since Jul 2003

Rouge Dragon

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Location: without class distinction, Aus...

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Posted:the top 10 doesnt surprise me as songs that would have ranked highly, except for radiohead. didnt think theyd be up there. im surprised bob dylan didnt either!

i never like these "top 100" things anyways. altho generally i think the acb have done pretty good ones. but these things are restricted to voters and who voters remember. the Easybeats didn't make it there. absolute classics, but so old most people dont remember them to even bother.

there are some great artists/albums there though. I just think a lot of old stuff is really too forgotten.

like, Blonde on Blonde only made the top 55! But that's widely regarded to be one of dylans best. and the one that made it highest of his was when he was starting to actually lose his fanbase (Around that time, Arlo Guthrie was billed against Bob Dylan...but Dylan played his new stuff, while Guthrie advertised not only HIS old stuff, but DYLAN'S TOO. guess who sold out that night)

sorry, i'm so ranting here, but i really dont like these ranking things.


i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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PyroMonkey
GOLD Member since Jan 2005

PyroMonkey

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Location: Northern Beaches, Sydney, Aust...

Total posts: 370
Posted:Im not a big fan of the floyd, but i can see why it won.
Jeff and Led Zeppelin deserve to be there. In fact im listening to Black Dog right now smile

Im glad The chilli's got into the ten even though BSSM wasnt my fav album of theirs.

The biggest suprise for me is that The Rolling Stones almost missed it completely!! Only 95 with sticky fingers!?!?!! WTF???

My Fav album got 38, Wolfmother, which i am very proud of smile


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Pogo69
SILVER Member since Apr 2006

Pogo69

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Location: limbo, Australia

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Posted:overall, I`m pretty happy with that list... while it`s not a 100 I would have chosen and certainly not the same order (although I`m loathe to rank my musical interests at all), I think we did alright...

there`s a lot of really good music in there, with only a few token entries from the *shudder* anthony calea and delta goodrem`s... even had the pixies in the top 30, would never have expected that...!!


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PyroMonkey
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PyroMonkey

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Posted:I reckon there was some foul play going on for calea, mayb a campaign for him or something.... (mate of mine did one for some random CD, didnt make the 100 but it did get a mention from Allan Brough. cant remember the name but it was blah blah blah Volume two when he said it...)

Also it seems like the list is predominantly rock (not that i mind). Also there was only 5 (i think) women in it, and thats counting twice for ABBA.

It doesn't seem that accurate but its a dam good list all the same.


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Basstones
GOLD Member since Mar 2006

Basstones

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Location: Brisbane, Australia

Total posts: 530
Posted:Hmm nice to see portishead on there but wouldnt mind them being a bit higher. Same goes for dire straits

Was suprised Rubber soul ranks so low compared to other beatles albums, personally i consider it to be better than alot of their other albums

Interesting list though


"In the end there is only fire and a waterfall"

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FoxInDocs
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Location: Adelaide, SA, Australia

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Posted:i think probably the age of alot of the people that could actually be bothered voting is apparent in the list, due to alot of stuff in there being fairly recent. although i'm glad to see the classics in there, even if i don't like them...

"i am exotic, and must keep my arms down" - Rougie

"i don't understand what penises have to do with getting married" - Foxie

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tillymoo


tillymoo

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Location: Brisbane

Total posts: 107
Posted: Written by: PyroMonkey


I reckon there was some foul play going on for calea, mayb a campaign for him or something.... (mate of mine did one for some random CD, didnt make the 100 but it did get a mention from Allan Brough. cant remember the name but it was blah blah blah Volume two when he said it...)




was that shpongle? he used that as an example and pronounced it sh-pongle, which was kinda amusing if a bit odd confused


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Pogo69
SILVER Member since Apr 2006

Pogo69

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Posted:ubblol I chuckled at that too, tilly...

--pogo (pat) [forever and always]

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PyroMonkey
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Total posts: 370
Posted:Yeah something like that, its too obscure for me to remember...

I fell over giggling when i heard it


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