Thursday, 21 November 2013

great albums

I've been thinking on GREAT ALBUMS recently.  This has been due to me pulling out of the CD cupboard Steve Earl Copperhead Road - now that is just a blinding album. no duff tracks, Steve at his best songwriting and singing and playing. 


Living Colour - Time's Up
Fleetwood Mac - Rumours
Paul Simon - Graceland
Supertramp - Crime of the Century
Rush - Moving Pictures
Joe Satriani - Flying with the Alien
UFO - Strangers in the Night
U2 - The Joshua Tree
John Martyn - Grace & Danger
Yes - Relayer
Marillion - Season's End

All these albums - there are more out there too, but these come to mind are ones that when I dropped then on the turntable for the first time (apart from Time's Up which arrived on CD probably... Season's End was a cassette as was Crime of the Century possibly) and they just blew me away and I had to put them back on straight away.

If you don't know these do yourself a favour and try them out... also what are your list of Great Albums.


  1. There are certain albums that I simply won't bother to queue up if I don't have time to listen to it in its entirety, start to finish. They're not just an arbitrary collection of songs. They're an interconnecting suite of music that can't be parceled out. And I NEVER put these albums on shuffle. They're meant to be played in the order they're presented in. This is a partial list:

    Rush - Permanent Waves
    Jeff Beck - Blow by Blow
    Frank Sinatra - Live at the Sands with the Count Basie Orchestra
    Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
    Aretha Franklin - I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You
    Paul Simon - Graceland (Right there with you, brother.)
    Ray Charles - Greatest Hits Vol. 2 (Not to be mistaken for Vol. 1)
    Steely Dan - Katy Lied
    Glenn Gould: Bach's French Suites
    Roxy Music - Avalon
    The Beatles - Rubber Soul many more.

    1. Permanent waves could have been in there but then so could signals and clockwork angels. Could have a Rush only top 10!! Lol

  2. I love other people's lists of albums. I'm not really sure I could narrow it down myself. Anyway, thanks for your list, currently listening to Living Colour, who I had never heard of before!

    1. Living colour are brilliant!!! I'm sure you'll agree.

  3. we have similar tastes as many of the above albums are in my all time top 20..
    am doing the seasonal rounds..checking up on friends...
    nice to be out and about..
    take care
    saz x