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Classic Album education.

Post by Brenhden » Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:12 am

Happy new year everyone.

This year I've decided to give my daughter an education in classic albums, every time I see her we have an hours drive to get her home so we have time for 25 of the greatest long players of all time. So what do you recommend?
We started yesterday Dark Side of the Moon which after a bit of thought she reviewed as 'weird'.

Extra credit to any that have female singers my music collection is a bit lacking in that area.

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Bren
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Re: Classic Album education.

Post by Hugh » Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:08 am

Greetings Bren,

What about Moody Blues "Days of Future Past" or perhaps Dave Brubeck "Take Five"?

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Re: Classic Album education.

Post by Mike54 » Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:35 am

fleetwood mac - rumours
blondie - parallell lines

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Re: Classic Album education.

Post by diggermanbob » Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:38 am

You could try some Motown , Aretha Franklin , Supremes , or Dione Warwick ,

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Re: Classic Album education.

Post by OB1 » Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:01 am

Led Zeppelin's Physical Graffiti

Pink Floyd's Meddle

The Doors Greatest Hits

Anything by ZZ Top before Eliminator

Totally agree with Mike on Fleetwood Mac's Rumours
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Re: Classic Album education.

Post by Jak* » Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:29 am

Hi, what a great idea. I think you will get a lot more than 25 choices and I guess it depends on your age and musical preference. I would say the Clash ‘London Calling’, Nirvana ‘Nevermind’ although I prefer their unplugged album, Motörhead ‘No Sleep Til Hammersmith’, the Levellers ‘Levelling the Land’, the Sex Pistols ‘Never Mind the Bollox’, Ian Dury ‘ New Boots and Panties’, Neil Young ‘Harvest’, Bruce Springsteen ‘Born in The USA’
For female artists Blondie ‘Parralel Lines’ anything by Nina Simone but particularly ‘I put a Spell on You’ and anything by Joan Baez but I suppose the essential is ‘Diamonds and Rust’.
My personal favourite album of all time is New Model Army ‘Thunder and Consolation’, but as they remain something of a cult band, I guess it doesn’t qualify as a classic.
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Re: Classic Album education.

Post by Richard Simpson Mark II » Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:12 pm

Some good choices there...and for once I agree with Mike54.

I'd say the best Springsteen album as a whole piece is 'Born to Run' because in its entirety it tells a story of a day and a night. It also meets a vital 'Classic Album' criteria in that there is a wide range of musical styles, instruments etc making it something of a 'record collection on a single disc.'

I'd also suggest from a more recent era, Parklife by Blur...an other music collection on a single disc. Plus, especially for a female listener, you want some less 'lad' stuff: Joan Armatrading: the eponymous 1976 album, maybe?

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Re: Classic Album education.

Post by OB1 » Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:21 pm

Just a thought for some more female leads...

The Velvet Underground and Nico - Andy Warhol

Anything by Jefferson Airplane

More recent stuff would be Cranberries and Evanescence... some really strong female vocals there.
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Re: Classic Album education.

Post by Earwig » Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:28 pm

Start of an era...... Black Sabbath by Black Sabbath

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Re: Classic Album education.

Post by Nigel » Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:47 pm

Supertramp "Breakfast in America"

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