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Title: How Many Of The Best-Selling Albums Of All Time Do You Actually Like?
Post by: Brynjar on April 21, 2014, 09:49:38 PM
http://www.buzzfeed.com/perpetua/riaa-best-selling-albums-checklist (http://www.buzzfeed.com/perpetua/riaa-best-selling-albums-checklist)
Title: Re: How Many Of The Best-Selling Albums Of All Time Do You Actually Like?
Post by: Moogmodule on April 21, 2014, 09:58:30 PM
Well. Except for Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears and Boyz II Men it looks a total bust to me.
Title: Re: How Many Of The Best-Selling Albums Of All Time Do You Actually Like?
Post by: In My Life on April 21, 2014, 10:20:29 PM
Well. Except for Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears and Boyz II Men it looks a total bust to me.

I think you might be kidding about those choices (maybe?) but do you really not like Abbey Road, Sgt. Pepper's and the White Album? Besides those I found a few that I like; six to be exact.
Title: Re: How Many Of The Best-Selling Albums Of All Time Do You Actually Like?
Post by: Moogmodule on April 21, 2014, 10:34:23 PM
I think you might be kidding about those choices (maybe?) but do you really not like Abbey Road, Sgt. Pepper's and the White Album? Besides those I found a few that I like; six to be exact.

Sorry. Was joking just a tad  ;)
Title: Re: How Many Of The Best-Selling Albums Of All Time Do You Actually Like?
Post by: Moogmodule on April 21, 2014, 11:24:38 PM
I got to 14. Aside from the Beatles ones there were some Zep and Pink Floyd. Can't say any if the later ones I'd claim to like. The sort of stuff that sells mega albums nowadays isn't the modern stuff I'm listening to or interested in.

It looks like the Beatles are the only ones who get 60s released on the list. It'd be interesting if someone did an analysis of the sales adjusted for the real value of the LP at the time of release.
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Post by: Moogmodule on April 21, 2014, 11:29:00 PM
Oh and Zep of course with I and II
Title: Re: How Many Of The Best-Selling Albums Of All Time Do You Actually Like?
Post by: In My Life on April 22, 2014, 12:16:54 AM
Sorry. Was joking just a tad  ;)

Well, that's a relief! I'd hate to have to revoke your membership card!  ;D
Title: Re: How Many Of The Best-Selling Albums Of All Time Do You Actually Like?
Post by: Moogmodule on April 22, 2014, 01:54:36 AM
 Well. I only joined cos I thought it was a coleopterist site.  ;D
Title: Re: How Many Of The Best-Selling Albums Of All Time Do You Actually Like?
Post by: Hello Goodbye on April 22, 2014, 01:56:05 AM
I'd hate to have to revoke your membership card!  ;D

I heard these words before!  I got my first library card when I was seven.  It was laminated too, but the lamination in those days was very brittle.  I cracked the lamination the first day I got it because I put the card in my back pocket and sat on it.  The next time I used the card at the library, the librarian said "If you can't take care of your library card properly, I'm going to revoke it."  She asked me for my card so she could have a new one made for me.  I told her my mother was waiting for me in the car and I would let her do it the next time I was in.

The same scene replayed every time I went to that library until I was twenty-five and moved to NYC.  That librarian never gave up!


I never heard of a lot of those groups.  Wasn't the Backstreet Boys the group that once sang with Dusty Springfield?
Title: Re: How Many Of The Best-Selling Albums Of All Time Do You Actually Like?
Post by: Hello Goodbye on April 22, 2014, 01:58:27 AM
Well. I only joined cos I thought it was a coleopterist site.  ;D

Fancy word!     ;D
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Post by: Hello Goodbye on April 22, 2014, 02:16:29 AM
I never listened to a complete song sung by Celine Dion.  Her voice gave me a headache.
Title: Re: How Many Of The Best-Selling Albums Of All Time Do You Actually Like?
Post by: In My Life on April 22, 2014, 04:00:19 AM
Well. I only joined cos I thought it was a coleopterist site.  ;D

Quote from: Hello Goodbye
Fancy word!     ;D

Yeah, it's so fancy I had to look it up. Then I had a good laugh.
Title: Re: How Many Of The Best-Selling Albums Of All Time Do You Actually Like?
Post by: Moogmodule on April 22, 2014, 04:02:40 AM
Fancy word!     ;D

Google ain't just your friend. Mine as well  ;)
Title: Re: How Many Of The Best-Selling Albums Of All Time Do You Actually Like?
Post by: In My Life on April 22, 2014, 04:09:41 AM
I heard these words before!  I got my first library card when I was seven.  It was laminated too, but the lamination in those days was very brittle.  I cracked the lamination the first day I got it because I put the card in my back pocket and sat on it.  The next time I used the card at the library, the librarian said "If you can't take care of your library card properly, I'm going to revoke it."  She asked me for my card so she could have a new one made for me.  I told her my mother was waiting for me in the car and I would let her do it the next time I was in.

The same scene replayed every time I went to that library until I was twenty-five and moved to NYC.  That librarian never gave up!


I know how you were Barry; a real scofflaw! I dealt with your type all the time when I worked in circulation at the other library.  ;) Really, though, the condition of the people's cards never bothered me. There were more pressing issues to deal with like the time I found a bloody DVD security case in the stacks. Someone cut themselves pretty good stealing that movie.
Title: Re: How Many Of The Best-Selling Albums Of All Time Do You Actually Like?
Post by: In My Life on April 22, 2014, 04:13:57 AM
I never listened to a complete song sung by Celine Dion.  Her voice gave me a headache.

Oh man, I can not stand her!
Title: Re: How Many Of The Best-Selling Albums Of All Time Do You Actually Like?
Post by: Hello Goodbye on April 22, 2014, 04:31:37 AM
I think I still have that cracked library card, Kelley.  I'll check the next time I go out to Long Island.


And what's with these groups that have backward letters in their names?  Their album covers look like eye charts.
Title: Re: How Many Of The Best-Selling Albums Of All Time Do You Actually Like?
Post by: Moogmodule on April 22, 2014, 04:35:02 AM
I'm amazed Shania Twain has so many huge selling albums. Nothing particularly against her. But she has a 20 million selling album plus two others more than 10 million?? Yikes.

Title: Re: How Many Of The Best-Selling Albums Of All Time Do You Actually Like?
Post by: Hello Goodbye on April 22, 2014, 04:44:33 AM
I'm amazed Shania Twain has so many huge selling albums. Nothing particularly against her. But she has a 20 million selling album plus two others more than 10 million?? Yikes.

Because a BIG chunk of this land loves Country Music.  And she looks good in her underwear.
Title: Re: How Many Of The Best-Selling Albums Of All Time Do You Actually Like?
Post by: In My Life on April 22, 2014, 04:47:05 AM
I think I still have that cracked library card, Kelley.  I'll check the next time I go out to Long Island.


I wouldn't mind seeing that piece of history, Barry!


Quote
And what's with these groups that have backward letters in their names?  Their album covers look like eye charts.



You mean like...
(http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/Collected-CD2-cover_zps201719eb.jpg)

 ;D
Title: Re: How Many Of The Best-Selling Albums Of All Time Do You Actually Like?
Post by: Hello Goodbye on April 22, 2014, 04:51:30 AM
You mean like...
([url]http://i1224.photobucket.com/albums/ee372/KelMar1963/Collected-CD2-cover_zps201719eb.jpg[/url])

 ;D


They're an exception.  I'm surprised ABBA wasn't listed there.
Title: Re: How Many Of The Best-Selling Albums Of All Time Do You Actually Like?
Post by: Moogmodule on April 22, 2014, 05:02:58 AM
They're an exception.  I'm surprised ABBA wasn't listed there.

Was ABBA ever that big in the US? They were huge in Australia and Europe but I got the impression they didn't have that big success over several years in the States.

Poor old Bjorn and Benny's pants look dangerously tight. I hope they didn't have to make sudden movements.  :o
Title: Re: How Many Of The Best-Selling Albums Of All Time Do You Actually Like?
Post by: Hello Goodbye on April 22, 2014, 05:06:39 AM
ABBA was huge here too, Moog.  The only disco music I could ever listen to.
Title: Re: How Many Of The Best-Selling Albums Of All Time Do You Actually Like?
Post by: In My Life on April 22, 2014, 05:16:34 AM
Yes, they were always on the radio when I was growing up. I loved them and so did all the other moms who chaperoned a trip to see "Mama Mia". My poor daughter and her friends were mortified by our behavior. LOL
Title: Re: How Many Of The Best-Selling Albums Of All Time Do You Actually Like?
Post by: Hello Goodbye on April 22, 2014, 05:23:27 AM
The only disco music I could ever listen to.


And watch!


ABBA : Waterloo - Momarkedet, Norway, 1975 (HQ) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1n9nMKZSN2c#ws)


ABBA : Honey Honey (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vg7ZsOFSV7c#ws)


 ;D
Title: Re: How Many Of The Best-Selling Albums Of All Time Do You Actually Like?
Post by: Hello Goodbye on April 22, 2014, 05:33:55 AM
Poor old Bjorn and Benny's pants look dangerously tight. I hope they didn't have to make sudden movements.  :o

And look at their boots.  I'm surprised they could even stand in those.  But hey, it was the 70s!
Title: Re: How Many Of The Best-Selling Albums Of All Time Do You Actually Like?
Post by: Moogmodule on April 22, 2014, 06:16:14 AM
And look at their boots.  I'm surprised they could even stand in those.  But hey, it was the 70s!

As a youngster my focus was a little above the boots.  :)

I recall the special they did in Australia. The girls had long dresses on but during one song they stripped them off to reveal something more like what they have on the album cover. I was only 12 or so but they certainly got my attention. The Beatles couldn't complete with that.
Title: Re: How Many Of The Best-Selling Albums Of All Time Do You Actually Like?
Post by: oldbrownshoe on April 22, 2014, 08:24:03 AM
Outside of The Beatles' ones (and, buried deep in the '50s Masters' Box Set, The Elvis Christmas Album) I'm delighted to say that I own a big fat zero of that AWFUL list of records.

It reads almost like a list of records NOT to have, and you'd be laughed out of some of the more specialist (or po-faced!) record dealers in London for going anywhere near them.

On the subject of Pink Floyd, I once saw a list of their six best-selling albums (Dark Side of the Moon, Animals, Wish You Were Here, The Wall and two others) and I only seemed to have the ones that weren't on the list.....i.e. the Syd one, the '68 one, the film soundtracks.
Title: Re: How Many Of The Best-Selling Albums Of All Time Do You Actually Like?
Post by: nimrod on April 22, 2014, 09:08:01 AM
ABBA was huge here too, Moog.  The only disco music I could ever listen to.


no no no Baz !!

I love 70's disco, Chic, Earth Wind & Fire, Sly & The Family Stone etc etc (and Abba although they wernt funky)

Some of the best Bass plying ever on those records, Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards = brilliant for me, Bernard was a Bass god haha


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTusMLs9SJE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTusMLs9SJE)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1qQ1SKNlgY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1qQ1SKNlgY)

Title: Re: How Many Of The Best-Selling Albums Of All Time Do You Actually Like?
Post by: oldbrownshoe on April 22, 2014, 06:07:16 PM
It wasn't always the case (1964 for example) but in 2014 it strikes me that the more popular something is, the more likely it is to be rubbish.

Your gran would always tell you that 'you get what you pay for' and I've no doubt that in the 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s these were very wise words, but in 2014, I'd be inclined (a) to go nowhere near something that has sold zillions, as it'll have more to do with marketing (Michael Jackson) than artistic worth, and (b) to actually go for the cheaper option. 

Ironic I should consider this on a Beatles' (ie. the biggest group ever) website!
Title: Re: How Many Of The Best-Selling Albums Of All Time Do You Actually Like?
Post by: Hello Goodbye on April 22, 2014, 06:50:43 PM
I recall the special they did in Australia. The girls had long dresses on but during one song they stripped them off to reveal something more like what they have on the album cover. I was only 12 or so but they certainly got my attention. The Beatles couldn't complete with that.


ABBA: "I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do", "SOS" & "Waterloo" (Norway, 1975) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q034Y3ETIRI#)
Title: Re: How Many Of The Best-Selling Albums Of All Time Do You Actually Like?
Post by: Hello Goodbye on April 22, 2014, 07:01:12 PM
I love 70's disco, Chic, Earth Wind & Fire, Sly & The Family Stone etc etc (and Abba although they wernt funky)


They are now, courtesy of Nils Landgren...


Nils Landgren Funky Abba (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYsUDsXjm6c#ws)



 :)
Title: Re: How Many Of The Best-Selling Albums Of All Time Do You Actually Like?
Post by: Hello Goodbye on April 22, 2014, 10:59:59 PM
Outside of The Beatles' ones (and, buried deep in the '50s Masters' Box Set, The Elvis Christmas Album) I'm delighted to say that I own a big fat zero of that AWFUL list of records.

It reads almost like a list of records NOT to have, and you'd be laughed out of some of the more specialist (or po-faced!) record dealers in London for going anywhere near them.

You and I think a lot alike.
Title: Re: How Many Of The Best-Selling Albums Of All Time Do You Actually Like?
Post by: nimrod on April 22, 2014, 11:14:34 PM
I got to 14. Aside from the Beatles ones there were some Zep and Pink Floyd. Can't say any if the later ones I'd claim to like. The sort of stuff that sells mega albums nowadays isn't the modern stuff I'm listening to or interested in.

It looks like the Beatles are the only ones who get 60s released on the list. It'd be interesting if someone did an analysis of the sales adjusted for the real value of the LP at the time of release.

I got to 16, so similar to you moog.

Im disappointed there is only one progressive rock album in there (Dark Side Of The Moon) , I always thought Supertramp sold a sh*t load of albums in the States (Breakfast In America) or maybe Close To The Edge by Yes.....and no Doors !

and no Jazz albums. Id have expected Miles Davies - Kind Of Blue or John Coltrane, or even Weather Report.

Great to see wonderful albums like Tapestry & Rumours, AC/DC & Bob Marley in there though  :)
Title: Re: How Many Of The Best-Selling Albums Of All Time Do You Actually Like?
Post by: Dcazz on April 22, 2014, 11:19:50 PM
I know how you were Barry; a real scofflaw! I dealt with your type all the time when I worked in circulation at the other library.  ;) Really, though, the condition of the people's cards never bothered me. There were more pressing issues to deal with like the time I found a bloody DVD security case in the stacks. Someone cut themselves pretty good stealing that movie.
The more beat up the card, the more books were read! probably.
Title: Re: How Many Of The Best-Selling Albums Of All Time Do You Actually Like?
Post by: Moogmodule on April 23, 2014, 12:08:56 AM
I got to 16, so similar to you moog.

Im disappointed there is only one progressive rock album in there (Dark Side Of The Moon) , I always thought Supertramp sold a sh*t load of albums in the States (Breakfast In America) or maybe Close To The Edge by Yes.....and no Doors !

and no Jazz albums. Id have expected Miles Davies - Kind Of Blue or John Coltrane, or even Weather Report.

Great to see wonderful albums like Tapestry & Rumours, AC/DC & Bob Marley in there though  :)

The listing on Wikipedia for the RIIA figures has The Best of the Doors listed as a 10 million seller up near the Doobie Brothers Greatest Hits. The listing might be a bit older (it has the white album as only a 9.5 million seller for instance) but wouldn't imagine relative positions would change that much.
Title: Re: How Many Of The Best-Selling Albums Of All Time Do You Actually Like?
Post by: Moogmodule on April 23, 2014, 12:28:39 AM
The listing on Wikipedia for the RIIA figures has The Best of the Doors listed as a 10 million seller up near the Doobie Brothers Greatest Hits. The listing might be a bit older (it has the white album as only a 9.5 million seller for instance) but wouldn't imagine relative positions would change that much.

Looking at the original listings on the RIIA site, it looks like the Doors are a victim of the double album adjustment. They sold 10 million "disks" but only 5 million units. So they've dropped off. That's where these lists get complicated. As double albums are usually more expensive that single albums it's a more impressive feat to sell them in large numbers. And as I alluded to earlier, how can you compare an album that sold millions in the 60s when most teenagers could maybe afford a few albums a year to one now where kids get $50 iTunes gift certificates from half a dozen different relatives at birthdays and Christmas. And even popular CDs can be had for pocket change.
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Post by: ibanez_ax on April 23, 2014, 03:47:19 AM
12.
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Post by: In My Life on April 23, 2014, 05:18:58 AM
Great to see wonderful albums like Tapestry

I was very pleased to see this album on there too. It's my favorite non-Beatles album on the list followed by Billy Joel's "The Stranger" and Patsy Cline's Greatest Hits. I was really into Billy Joel as a teenager but he lost me in the 80's. This is really the only album of his that I still listen to. There were actually quite a few albums that could be on a "used to love list', including The Eagles' Greatest Hits, Rumours, Led Zeppelin IV, and Van Halen's first album. I remember my brother coming home on leave from the Navy with that one. He sat me down and played it for me and then gave it to me. He did that a lot with albums. He was a really good guitarist so I tended to trust his opinion. I don't know how impressed he was by their later offerings. I hung in there with them for a while but now...eh. I still like to listen to the opening (Eruption and You Really Got Me) once in a while. Simon and Garfunkel's Greatest Hits was another big favorite of mine and I still love them just as much but I've moved past that album in favor of their other ones and the Paul Simon Songbook. So that's my story...I'd proudly walk into any record store and buy those top 3!
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Post by: In My Life on April 23, 2014, 05:24:54 AM
And she looks good in her underwear.

That must be why I haven't had any huge selling albums.  ;D
Title: Re: How Many Of The Best-Selling Albums Of All Time Do You Actually Like?
Post by: oldbrownshoe on April 23, 2014, 08:10:12 AM
It seems strange that a 'Best of.....' should be The Doors highest selling album because I can think of no other group where the original LPs are clearly the best way to listen to them.
 
Admittedly this is from a British perspective, where the various hits in America like 'Unknown Soldier', 'Touch Me', 'People Are Strange' didn't actually chart.

However, all my favourite Doors' songs are the kind that wouldn't be on such a compilation.....'Yes, The River Knows', 'Summer's Almost Gone', 'Wintertime Love', 'My Eyes Have Seen You', 'You're Lost Little Girl', 'Unhappy Girl'.....
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Post by: nimrod on April 23, 2014, 10:30:16 AM
I was very pleased to see this album on there too. It's my favorite non-Beatles album on the list followed by Billy Joel's "The Stranger" and Patsy Cline's Greatest Hits. I was really into Billy Joel as a teenager but he lost me in the 80's. This is really the only album of his that I still listen to. There were actually quite a few albums that could be on a "used to love list', including The Eagles' Greatest Hits, Rumours, Led Zeppelin IV, and Van Halen's first album. I remember my brother coming home on leave from the Navy with that one. He sat me down and played it for me and then gave it to me. He did that a lot with albums. He was a really good guitarist so I tended to trust his opinion. I don't know how impressed he was by their later offerings. I hung in there with them for a while but now...eh. I still like to listen to the opening (Eruption and You Really Got Me) once in a while. Simon and Garfunkel's Greatest Hits was another big favorite of mine and I still love them just as much but I've moved past that album in favor of their other ones and the Paul Simon Songbook. So that's my story...I'd proudly walk into any record store and buy those top 3!

The Simon & Garfunkel one is one of my favourites Kelley, such great melodies, such great songs, classics really

I remember going to see The Graduate when I was about 16, I absolutely loved the soundtrack & still do, such a pure sound
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Post by: Ovi on April 23, 2014, 11:03:00 AM
I love Simon & Garfunkel and enjoy that record as far as 'greatest hits' go, but the omission of 'Dangling Conversation' is inexcusable. That is the greatest thing they ever did to my ears and even Garfunkel introduces it in the '67 New York concert as their favourite song they've written. And what is the 'Bookends' fragment doing there at the end? Totally out of place.
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Post by: ibanez_ax on April 23, 2014, 11:13:08 AM
It seems strange that a 'Best of.....' should be The Doors highest selling album because I can think of no other group where the original LPs are clearly the best way to listen to them.
 
Admittedly this is from a British perspective, where the various hits in America like 'Unknown Soldier', 'Touch Me', 'People Are Strange' didn't actually chart.

However, all my favourite Doors' songs are the kind that wouldn't be on such a compilation.....'Yes, The River Knows', 'Summer's Almost Gone', 'Wintertime Love', 'My Eyes Have Seen You', 'You're Lost Little Girl', 'Unhappy Girl'.....


I agree with what you said about The Doors, and actually I feel that way about most greatests hits records by bands I like, which is why I didn't vote for any of them.
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Post by: In My Life on April 23, 2014, 02:57:49 PM
I remember going to see The Graduate when I was about 16, I absolutely loved the soundtrack & still do, such a pure sound

Ah...my favorite movie. Well, maybe co-favorite with American Graffiti. Anyway, for some reason one of the TV stations we used to get out of New York City used to show it every election day. I'm not sure why but that's when I first saw it.
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Post by: tkitna on April 24, 2014, 12:57:38 AM
I like 22 of them, but some groups were damn lucky that they were greatest hits albums.
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Post by: Hello Goodbye on April 24, 2014, 05:08:58 AM
The more beat up the card, the more books were read! probably.

I cracked the lamination the first day I got the card, Dave.  I took out The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.  The second book I took out was The Prince and the Pauper.  Those two books and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, which I took out a year later in third grade, supplied enough ideas for me to stay in constant trouble all through elementary school!
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Post by: Hello Goodbye on June 05, 2014, 05:05:00 AM
I wouldn't mind seeing that piece of history, Barry!

Well, I checked and it's not laminated and it expired in 1974.  The cracked one must have been confiscated when it expired and a new one issued.  Those cards were good for eight years so that was my second card. 
Title: Re: How Many Of The Best-Selling Albums Of All Time Do You Actually Like?
Post by: Mr Mustard on June 05, 2014, 11:09:57 AM
I owned a third of those albums once upon a time, but gradually went off a number of them and sold them. Some I never liked that much in the first place, but I had to have them to make my record collection respectable - that was back in the old, pretentious days when sometimes actually liking the album was, I'm now ashamed to say, almost a secondary consideration.

Anyway, I only like 9 of the 99 listed. Of those, a couple of "Best Ofs" (Elton / Simon & Garfunkel) have been replaced in my collection by more comprehensive subsequent compilations.

It would be interesting to see what a "world" or "UK" list would include among the best sellers. I'm guessing a lot of the U.S. country music would vanish off a UK version, to be replaced by the likes of Queen, Abba and Bowie perhaps?
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Post by: Normandie on June 06, 2014, 07:57:15 PM
I never listened to a complete song sung by Celine Dion.  Her voice gave me a headache.

I can't stand Celine Dion. I particularly detest "My Heart Will Go On."  YUCK.

I didn't see too many on that list that I can genuinely say I like. The Beatles, of course, and some of the Led Zeppelin albums. That's about it.
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Post by: Hello Goodbye on June 06, 2014, 10:11:07 PM
I can't stand Celine Dion. I particularly detest "My Heart Will Go On."  YUCK.


(http://i41.tinypic.com/acsk02.jpg)

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Post by: Ovi on June 10, 2014, 10:09:22 AM
I got 39, but I picked even some album that I haven't heard, based on the songs that I'm familiar with from the artist.
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Post by: Fab4Fan on June 11, 2014, 02:40:48 AM
I like 41 of the 99.  I suppose my musical tastes are either not as discerning, or they are more eclectic, than others on this board.  Also, I may be kicked off the board for this, but the Shania Twain albums are really solid LPs, imo.
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Post by: Ovi on June 11, 2014, 04:35:14 AM
I like 41 of the 99.  I suppose my musical tastes are either not as discerning, or they are more eclectic, than others on this board.  Also, I may be kicked off the board for this, but the Shania Twain albums are really solid LPs, imo.

You can starting packing your bags, mate! Nah, s'cool actually, if you got the time and patience to list them, I'd love to see your choices.
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Post by: Hello Goodbye on June 11, 2014, 05:18:25 AM
Also, I may be kicked off the board for this, but the Shania Twain albums are really solid LPs, imo.

No you won't either.  That girl can sing!!
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Post by: Moogmodule on June 11, 2014, 08:20:14 AM
Also, I may be kicked off the board for this, but the Shania Twain albums are really solid LPs, imo.

Well. We should at least call for a vote
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Post by: oldbrownshoe on June 11, 2014, 08:44:57 AM
The nature of huge selling albums is that the very last word I'd personally use in a description of a list of them is 'eclectic'.
'Bland' yes, 'safe' yes, 'crossing genres' (and that's the real key with stuff like 'Thriller') yes.....'eclectic' no.
Title: Re: How Many Of The Best-Selling Albums Of All Time Do You Actually Like?
Post by: nimrod on June 11, 2014, 11:35:36 AM
I like 41 of the 99.  I suppose my musical tastes are either not as discerning, or they are more eclectic, than others on this board.  Also, I may be kicked off the board for this, but the Shania Twain albums are really solid LPs, imo.

Theres nothing wrong with that mate, I was thinking I could probably sit down with a good pair of headphones and enjoy nearly all those great albums, don't get steamrollered by musical snobs telling you what you should like, everything is there for you to make your own mind up whether you like or dislike it, music is not scored, there is no points system, only opinions, stick to your own and don't listen to any music snobs or experts on whats good.

Music is subjective but take Thriller for example, Im not a huge MJ fan but the production that went into that LP was immense, the songwriting is second to none , I mean its not really my style but I can appreciate good songs, Rumours is another monumentally great album, full of great songs and great playing......and I could listen to Dark Side Of The Moon forever, one of the greatest albums ever made. There are so many great albums on that list.

Title: Re: How Many Of The Best-Selling Albums Of All Time Do You Actually Like?
Post by: ibanez_ax on June 11, 2014, 02:21:11 PM
Like what you like and don't worry about what others think.  Duke Ellington said "If it sounds good, it is good."
Title: Re: How Many Of The Best-Selling Albums Of All Time Do You Actually Like?
Post by: Fab4Fan on June 12, 2014, 03:10:25 AM
Well. We should at least call for a vote

LOL!  That is just too funny. I love it.  And to everyone else, thanks for all the supportive comments.  At least I know I won't be banned for enjoying Shania Twain's music.

Take care everyone, talk to you later!
Title: Re: How Many Of The Best-Selling Albums Of All Time Do You Actually Like?
Post by: Fab4Fan on June 12, 2014, 03:12:32 AM
You can starting packing your bags, mate! Nah, s'cool actually, if you got the time and patience to list them, I'd love to see your choices.

I'd be happy to list them for you.  I think I'll have the time over this coming weekend. Cheers!
Title: Re: How Many Of The Best-Selling Albums Of All Time Do You Actually Like?
Post by: Fab4Fan on June 12, 2014, 03:19:08 AM
The nature of huge selling albums is that the very last word I'd personally use in a description of a list of them is 'eclectic'.
'Bland' yes, 'safe' yes, 'crossing genres' (and that's the real key with stuff like 'Thriller') yes.....'eclectic' no.

I used the term "eclectic" relative to the list because it includes LPs from the various genres of pop, pop-rock, country, country-pop, country-rock, grunge, hard rock, etc.  Not everyone who likes the Eagles or Shania Twain also likes Nirvana but I happen to enjoy listening to all three.  That's all I meant by it.
Title: Re: How Many Of The Best-Selling Albums Of All Time Do You Actually Like?
Post by: Normandie on June 12, 2014, 05:06:20 PM
I used the term "eclectic" relative to the list because it includes LPs from the various genres of pop, pop-rock, country, country-pop, country-rock, grunge, hard rock, etc.  Not everyone who likes the Eagles or Shania Twain also likes Nirvana but I happen to enjoy listening to all three.  That's all I meant by it.

You do indeed have eclectic taste in music.  :)   I'd be interested in seeing your list, too.
Title: Re: How Many Of The Best-Selling Albums Of All Time Do You Actually Like?
Post by: oldbrownshoe on June 12, 2014, 07:03:59 PM
A list of huge selling, largely American, largely MTV endorsed/promoted, albums still does not constitute eclectic in my book.
It's surely the polar opposite.

I reckon that if you were blindfolded and picked the first 100 CDs in HMV (unless they were doing a deal on these exact CDs!) you could not help but come out with a more eclectic selection.
You'd have a classical album, maybe a folk album, maybe a blues album, a ska album, a rock 'n' roll album, something in another language etc. etc.
Title: Re: How Many Of The Best-Selling Albums Of All Time Do You Actually Like?
Post by: Ovi on June 12, 2014, 08:03:31 PM
Nah, the list is eclectic. It jumps from pop to raggae to hard rock to punk to hip-hop to disco to singer-songwriter to metal to country to dance to grunge and so on. The fact that you think they're all crap except The Beatles doesn't change that.
Title: Re: How Many Of The Best-Selling Albums Of All Time Do You Actually Like?
Post by: In My Life on June 13, 2014, 01:09:57 AM
I used the term "eclectic" relative to the list. That's all I meant by it.

I think "eclectic" is a perfectly fine word to use here Fab4Fan. Anyway, people shouldn't get too hung up on words. There's always subjective feelings attached to them. Take the word "hot" for instance. One person might say "Boy, it's really hot out" and head out for the beach. If I said that I would want to head into the air conditioning. Same word; different feelings.