Albums That Have Stood The Test Of Time ?

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  1. bringbackrattles

    bringbackrattles Well-Known Member

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    To keep our mind off tomorrow's game how about a music thread ?
    I've just been listening to Automatic For The People by REM and it made me realise what a brilliant album it is.It came out in 1992 but sounds fresh and up to date. What album has stood the test of time in your opinion ?
     
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  2. Otis

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    Songs for Swinging Lovers - Frank Sinatra.

    Violator - Depeche Mode

    Surf's Up - The Beach Boys

    Abbey Road - The Beatles

    Come Find Yourself - Fun Lovin Criminals
     
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    Rumours by Fleetwood Mac.
    Was riding high in the charts again after featuring in either a TV programme or an online venture.
    Opened it up to a whole new audience which confirms for me it must have been online and the techy generation picking up on it.
     
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    Plenty B, but a few of my favourites which I still listen to:

    Velvet underground and Nico - Velvet underground and Nico
    White light/white heat - Velvet underground
    Damned - Machine gun etiquette
    Physcocandy - Jesus and Mary Chain
    Stone roses - Stone roses
    Smiths - Queen is dead
    Pogues - Run sodomy and the lash
    Microdisney - 39 minutes
    Pogues- If I should fall from grace with god

    i think the test is if you still listen to then frequently(ish) after all these years.

    Funny you should mention REM, I was listening to Monster for the first time in ages the other day.
     
  5. bringbackrattles

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    I sold Rumours last year on vinyl for a tenner to a mate. I've a feeling it may now sell for a lot more ?
     
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    Dark side of the moon - Pink Floyd.
     
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    Dillard & Clark - The Fantastic Expedition of Dillard & Clark (1968)
    Gene Clark- No Other (1974)
    The Byrds - Younger than yesterday (1967)
    Beach Boys - Surfs up (1971)
    The Kinks - The Kinks are the Village Green Preservation Society (1968)
    Kate Bush - Hounds of Love (1985)
    New Order - Technique (1989)
    Morrissey - Viva Hate (1988)
    The Smiths - Strangeways here we come (1987)
    Any album by The Beatles
     
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    Off the top of my head, rhe early Led Zep stuff, most of the Beatles, the first 2 Oasis albums, first Stone Roses' album
     
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    The Beatles haven’t stood the test of time at all - it sounds ridiculous now
     
  10. Otis

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    Yes, good call.

    Some albums unfortunately just don't age well and were of their time, The Beach Boys Pet Sounds very much a case in point.

    Very early Depeche Mode stuff sounds so tinny and that goes for a lot of 80's stuff. Some albums though just transcend that and Dark Side of the Moon certainly still sounds great to this very day.
     
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    Why did I just know you would say that.

    That's a ridiculous thing to say to my mind.

    She's So Heavy still sounds brilliant, as does Helter Skelter and Revolution and Hey Jude and Lady Madonna and I'm So Tired and Strawberry Fields, Old Brown Shoe, Happiness is a Warm Gun and the most wondrous Hey Bulldog ....... I could go on and on and on.

    Very early stuff now sounds twee, but stuff from when they were experimenting still sounds fresh, innovative and bloody brilliant.

    They are constantly and new consistently gaining new fans. My daughter loves everything from about 1965 on.
     
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    I don't know how anyone can say this still doesn't sound very good after all these years.

    Fresh and very modern and stands the test of time still I would say.



    Anything but ridiculous sounding.
     
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    Play Beggars Banquet and Let It Bleed by the Stones. Two classic albums as fresh and lively as if they recorded them recently !
     
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    Nirvana - Nevermind

    Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
     
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    Meatloaf Bat out of hell..
     
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    Let It Bleed is the greatest they ever produced purely because of its first and last tracks.
     
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    I knew a few tracks off of it but only listened to the whole album a couple of years back, a bona fide classic.
    I like Tango in the Night too, another quality album but sounds a bit more of its time.
     
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    The later stuff sounds ok still, the early fab 4 stuff doesn't
     
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    Yep, was going to add that to the list too. Still sounds great.
     
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    Yup. Agree with that. The later stuff has much more of a richness to it, while early stuff now sounds tinny and uninspiring.
     
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    How about any Led Zeppelin album ? They'll still sound great in 50 years time !
     
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    Doolittle- Pixies
    Bizzaro- Wedding present
    Power Corruption and Lies- New Order
    Green - R.E.M. in fact any R.E.M. album.
     
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    Been meaning to revisit New Order.

    A lot of 80's stuff sounds very dated on the whole I feel, but I used to love them.
     
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    I’m interpreting the thread to describe music that is timeless regardless of era.

    It very clearly comes from a long ago era.
     
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    It does and like I said, the early stuff now sounds very dated and lost, but from 1965 onwards I do think a lot of their stuff is timeless. It stands up today against sommuch modern stuff around.
     
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    Completely disagree. It’s dated and dull
     
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    You obviously have no clue about music!
     
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    Abbey Road The Beatles
    The Wall Pink Floyd
    So Peter Gabriel
     
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    A music genre that meets the definition is one that still has relevance in today’s generation. They haven’t.

    Stay locked in your 60’s yellow submarine
     
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    Grendulls list::
    Pinky & Perky Greatest Hits.
    The Best of Peters & Lee
    All of Ken Dodds and Death O'Connor albums
    Cilla Black sings The Beatles
     
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    Sorry, but that is plain daft. If it has no relevance why are the likes of the Foo Fighters performing Hey Bulldog? Why are Elbow recording Golden Slumbers?

    The Beatles are still having their works performed by lots and lots of modern day artists and musicians. That tells you that they obvioulsy are still relevant and that their music is timeless.
     
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    there was some fella on 6Music the other week who was a sound engineer or a producer, something like that and he was talking about how many ground breaking techniques were used just in the recording of Tomorrow never knows.
    I'm not a massive fan but some of there more experimental stuff still sounds relevant to me.
     
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    I also think Grendel must be gutted that his Marillion performed three Beatles songs.
     
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    No it doesn’t. It’s paying homage. Louie Louie by the kingsman isn’t timeless is it?
     

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