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Re: Maybe not their best but my favourite

Postby robertff » 28 Jun 2020, 11:27

What about Neil Young - perceived best? Goodness knows so many possibles, my favourite is this:


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Lou Reed, best?


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My fave:

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Re: Maybe not their best but my favourite

Postby LMG » 28 Jun 2020, 11:28

C wrote:
LMG wrote:Jethro Tull.

My favourite: Heavy Horses

Generally best regarded: Aqualung


Now that's an interesting one!

I would agree that Aqualung was the most popular but do REAL Tull fans think it is regarded as their best?

I think not. I am sticking my neck out here but I would say that went to Thick as a Brick or Stand Up

I am sure there is a forum somewhere (Hoffman?) that has discussed this to death!

Nice to see you rate Heavy Horses as your fave - in that folk feel most would go for Songs from the Wood...

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A good point, well made.

I do seem to see Aqualung come up in general 'where to start' articles, and certainly in the US the album has always been hugely popular. Ironically, Ian Anderson would dither about putting it in his own top five Tull albums, citing problems with the studio in which it was recorded.
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Re: Maybe not their best but my favourite

Postby robertff » 28 Jun 2020, 11:32

slightbreeze wrote:Image

Regarded their best, but my favourite is

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Similarly, their best ?

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My fave

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Interesting, always thought The Bends was regarded as Radiohead's best, we live and learn.

For Steely Dan I'd have to go for Can't Buy A Thrill as my fave.


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Re: Maybe not their best but my favourite

Postby Good Night Dallas, Texas » 28 Jun 2020, 12:23

robertff wrote:What about Neil Young - perceived best?



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I would say Harvest or After The Goldrush, probably my two favourites as well.

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Re: Maybe not their best but my favourite

Postby C » 28 Jun 2020, 13:53

robertff wrote:
Lou Reed, best?


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My fave:

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Agreed. But I am not a massive fan



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Re: Maybe not their best but my favourite

Postby C » 28 Jun 2020, 13:55

Good Night Dallas, Texas wrote:
robertff wrote:What about Neil Young - perceived best?



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I would say Harvest or After The Goldrush


Agreed - Goldrush is my favourite too





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Re: Maybe not their best but my favourite

Postby The Fish » 28 Jun 2020, 14:23

After THe Godrush was the first album I bought.Still love it of course but as for favourite, it would be something from the On The Beach/ Time Fades Away/ Tonight's The NIght trilogy, so I'll cheat and choose three.
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Re: Maybe not their best but my favourite

Postby C » 28 Jun 2020, 15:18

The Fish wrote: On The Beach/ Time Fades Away/ Tonight's The NIght trilogy, so I'll cheat and choose three.


Three seminally robust choices my learned friend





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Re: Maybe not their best but my favourite

Postby C » 28 Jun 2020, 15:20

What about Free....?

I assume Fire & Water is considered by many to be their 'best'...

What you reckon?






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Re: Maybe not their best but my favourite

Postby Good Night Dallas, Texas » 28 Jun 2020, 15:36

C wrote:What about Free....?

I assume Fire & Water is considered by many to be their 'best'...

What you reckon?






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I think it's their best but also had a look on Rate Your Music website and they have Tons of Sobs as their highest rated studio album.

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Re: Maybe not their best but my favourite

Postby C » 28 Jun 2020, 16:23

Good Night Dallas, Texas wrote:
C wrote:What about Free....?

I assume Fire & Water is considered by many to be their 'best'...

What you reckon?






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I think it's their best but also had a look on Rate Your Music website and they have Tons of Sobs as their highest rated studio album.


yes - it's between the two.

Let's see what Yves thinks




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Re: Maybe not their best but my favourite

Postby robertff » 28 Jun 2020, 16:25

C wrote:What about Free....?

I assume Fire & Water is considered by many to be their 'best'...

What you reckon?
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Definitely their best but I have a real soft spot for the rather understated:


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Re: Maybe not their best but my favourite

Postby C » 28 Jun 2020, 16:53

robertff wrote:

Definitely their best



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That's a confident shout Rob!







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Re: Maybe not their best but my favourite

Postby robertff » 28 Jun 2020, 19:07

C wrote:
robertff wrote:

Definitely their best



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That's a confident shout Rob!




Well c’mon.

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Re: Maybe not their best but my favourite

Postby C » 28 Jun 2020, 19:43

robertff wrote:
C wrote:
robertff wrote:

Definitely their best



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That's a confident shout Rob!




Well c’mon.

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You don't think Tons of Sobs is close....?






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Re: Maybe not their best but my favourite

Postby Positive Passion » 28 Jun 2020, 19:52

Neil Young? Free? Whoever did Aqualung? Let's at least talk about decent acts.

Probably regarded as the best: 1989
My favourite: Fearless

Though Fearless woukd probably be regarded as the second best with not much between them.

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Re: Maybe not their best but my favourite

Postby John aka Josh » 28 Jun 2020, 22:22

robertff wrote:This is my favourite Who record, not really sure what is their perceived best - Tommy, Who's Next, Quadrophenia, Live at Leeds?



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Interesting choice. My favourite is Sell Out. I think most 'rock' fans would say Who's Next as their perceived best, think Who fans are more likely to say Quadrophenia is their best while people who aren't really into music much would say Tommy.
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Re: Maybe not their best but my favourite

Postby C » 29 Jun 2020, 00:11

Positive Passion wrote:
Probably regarded as the best: 1989
My favourite: Fearless

Though Fearless would probably be regarded as the second best with not much between them.


I didn't realise Family made an album called 1989

Anyway, Fearless is a great shout

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Re: Maybe not their best but my favourite

Postby trans-chigley express » 29 Jun 2020, 05:56

C wrote:
Positive Passion wrote:
Probably regarded as the best: 1989
My favourite: Fearless

Though Fearless would probably be regarded as the second best with not much between them.


I didn't realise Family made an album called 1989

Anyway, Fearless is a great shout

Good lad [good old Taylor!]

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No idea what is perceived as their best, but Fearless is my favourite.

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Re: Maybe not their best but my favourite

Postby trans-chigley express » 29 Jun 2020, 06:01

Positive Passion wrote:
trans-chigley express wrote:
My favourite - Wish You Were Here
Regarded as the best - The Dark Side of the Moon


I think these days, just like the best Beatles album has shifted from Sgt Pepper to Revolver, WYWH is probably regarded as their best. It is certainly my fave.


That's possibly true. WYWH would certainly be considered as one of their best at the very least so it's not exactly a leftfield choice of favourite.