Rate the Albums in Any Discography!

Rocket2RussiaRocket2Russia Road Warrior
edited October 2013 in History of Rock
OK. Rank it like this:

Masterpiece - No bad tracks, personal significance, can be played extensively and not lose its charm. Rare.
Great - No bad tracks, universally acclaimed, personal significance, can be played four or five times without slowing down.
Good - One or two average-bad tracks, well-liked, personal significance, can be played one or two times with enjoyment.
Average - Mediocre release that appeals rarely (either in comparison to other albums in discography or in general - your call). Can be played once and lead to mild enrichment.
Bad - Bad release not worth the first listen.
Terribad - To be actively shunned. Rare.

Comments

  • harveyglobetrotharveyglobetrot Road Warrior
    edited December 2009
    R.E.M.

    1) New Adventures In Hi-Fi
    3) Lifes Rich Pageant
    3) Murmur
    4) Reckoning
    5) Document
    6) Green
    7) Out Of Time
    8) Automatic For The People
    9) Monster
    10) Fables Of The Reconstruction
    11) Accelerate
    12) Up
    13) Reveal
    14) Around The Sun

    That's not a really set list for me. The top 3 almost never changes, and the bottom 3 rarely changes (although occasionally I rate Up higher), but the middle is pretty fluid.
  • neckermanncjneckermanncj Washed Up
    edited December 2009
    you stole my idea!

    this is different though, i like it!

    LP's only!

    [LIST=1]
    [*]Tallahassee
    [*]The Sunset Tree
    [*]The Life of The World To Come
    [*]All Hail West Texas
    [*]Sweden
    [*]Get Lonely
    [*]The Coroner's Gambit
    [*]Heretic Pride
    [*]Full Force Galesburg
    [*]We Shall All Be Healed
    [*]Hail And Farewell, Gothenburg
    [*]Nothing For Juice
    [*]Taboo VI: The Homecoming
    [*]Hot Garden Stomp
    [*]The Hound Chronicles
    [/LIST]



    the top five are all really close
  • Alright_ComputerAlright_Computer Butt Neck
    edited December 2009
    Beck

    1. Sea Change
    2. Odelay
    3. Mutations
    4. One Foot in the Grave
    5. Modern Guilt
    6. Midnite Vultures
    7. Mellow Gold
    8. Guero
    9. The Information
    10. Golden Feelings
    11. Stereopathetic Soulmanure

    This was hard. Only #'s 1, 2, 3, 10, and 11 are really set in stone. The others are all really, really close, and really depend on my mood.
  • Rocket2RussiaRocket2Russia Road Warrior
    edited December 2009
    A couple easy ones:

    Sex Pistols:

    1. Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols

    Joy Division:

    1. Closer
    2. Unknown Pleasures

    The Jimi Hendrix Experience:

    1.Electric Ladyland
    2. Are You Experienced?
    3. Axis: Bold As Love

    I dare someone to rate Frank Zappa's full discography.
  • harveyglobetrotharveyglobetrot Road Warrior
    edited December 2009
    Talking Heads

    1) Remain In Light
    2) Fear Of Music
    3) More Songs About Buildings And Food
    4) Little Creatures
    5) 77
    6) Speaking In Tongues
    7) Naked
    8) True Stories

    Since we are sticking to strictly studio albums, I'll note that I would probably rate Stop Making Sense and The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads #1 and #3 respectively

    That is a lot more concrete than my R.E.M. list. Remain In Light is such a long way ahead in terms of favourite studio album. I might jiggle around 4-6, depending on my mood, but that would be order 99% of the time.
  • neckermanncjneckermanncj Washed Up
    edited December 2009
    The Police

    [LIST=1]
    [*]Reggatta de Blanc
    [*]Synchronicity
    [*]Outlandos d'Amour
    [*]Zenyatta Mondatta
    [*]Ghost In The Machine
    [/LIST]


    The Cure

    [LIST=1]
    [*]Disintegration
    [*]The Head On The Door
    [*]Wish
    [*]Seventeen Seconds
    [*]Three Imaginary Boys
    [*]Pornography
    [*]Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me
    [*]Faith
    [*]Wild Mood Swings
    [*]Bloodflowers
    [*]The Cure
    [*]4:13 Dream
    [*]The Top
    [/LIST]


    The Smiths

    [LIST=1]
    [*]The Queen Is Dead
    [*]The Smiths
    [*]Louder Than Bombs
    [*]Meat Is Murder
    [*]Hatful of Hollow
    [*]Strangeways, Here We Come
    [/LIST]
  • jayou521jayou521 Washed Up
    edited December 2009
    Dire Straits:

    1. Alchemy: Dire Straits Live
    2. Dire Straits
    3. Love Over Gold
    4. Brothers In Arms
    5. [I]Communiqu
  • harveyglobetrotharveyglobetrot Road Warrior
    edited December 2009
    neckermanncj;3308181 said:

    The Smiths

    [LIST=1]
    [*]The Queen Is Dead
    [*]The Smiths
    [*]Louder Than Bombs
    [*]Meat Is Murder
    [*]Hatful of Hollow
    [*]Strangeways, Here We Come
    [/LIST]
    My Smiths list
    1) Strangeways, Here We Come
    2) Meat Is Murder
    3) The Queen Is Dead
    4) Louder Than Bombs
    5) Hatful Of Hollow
    6) The Smiths

    That list changes all the time. That would probably be completely different if I did that in a weeks time.
  • neckermanncjneckermanncj Washed Up
    edited December 2009
    harveyglobetrot;3308198 said:
    My Smiths list
    1) Strangeways, Here We Come
    2) Meat Is Murder
    3) The Queen Is Dead
    4) Louder Than Bombs
    5) Hatful Of Hollow
    6) The Smiths

    That list changes all the time. That would probably be completely different if I did that in a weeks time.
    i just don't listen to Strangeways a lot, i think i've heard it a total of 5 times compared to the hundreds of times i've heard the others... :o
  • LegendofRock3021LegendofRock3021 Nice Doggy
    edited December 2009
    neckermanncj;3308181 said:
    The Police

    [LIST=1]
    [*]Reggatta de Blanc
    [*]Synchronicity
    [*]Outlandos d'Amour
    [*]Zenyatta Mondatta
    [*]Ghost In The Machine
    [/LIST]
    I'd rate them like this:

    [LIST=1]
    [*]Outlandos d'Amour
    [*]Reggatta de Blanc
    [*]Synchronicity
    [*]Zenyatta Mondatta
    [*]Ghost in the Machine
    [/LIST]
  • DrewLee865DrewLee865 Rising Star
    edited December 2009
    Death
    1. Spiritual Healing
    2. Human
    3. Symbolic
    4. Scream Bloody Gore
    5. The Sound of Perseverance
    6. Individual Thought Patterns
    7. Leprosy

    Iron Maiden
    1. Powerslave
    2. Somewhere in Time
    3. Iron Maiden
    4. Seventh Son
    5. Piece of Mind
    6. Killers
    7. Brave New World
    8. Number of the Beast
    9. X Factor
    10. No Prayer for the Dying
    11. Dance of Death
    12. A Matter of Life and Death
    13. Fear of the Dark
    14. Virtual XI
  • clashcityrocker10clashcityrocker10 Headliner
    edited December 2009
    The Clash
    1. London Calling
    2. The Clash
    3. Give 'Em Enough Rope
    4. Sandinista!
    5. Combat Rock
    6. Cut the Crap

    Only one I don't enjoy is 6.
  • Alright_ComputerAlright_Computer Butt Neck
    edited December 2009
    Radiohead!
    1. OK Computer
    2. Kid A
    3. The Bends
    4. Amnesiac
    5. Hail to the Thief
    6. In Rainbows
    7. Pablo Honey

    Black Rebel Motorcycle Club!
    1. B.R.M.C.
    2. Howl
    3. Baby 81
    4. Take Them On, On Your Own
    ...
    ...
    ...
    ...
    ...
    ...
    5. The Effects of 333

    Wilco!
    1. Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
    2. Being There
    2. Summerteeth (tie)
    4. Wilco (The Album)
    5. Sky Blue Sky
    6. A Ghost Is Born
    7. A.M.

    Lush!
    1. Spooky
    2. Gala
    3. Split
    4. Lovelife

    Nick Drake!
    1. Pink Moon
    2. Five Leaves Left
    3. Bryter Layter
  • supernova1324supernova1324 Headliner
    edited December 2009
    Husker Du:

    1. Zen Arcade
    2. Flip Your Wig
    3. New Day Rising
    4. Candy Apple Grey
    5. Metal Circus
    6. Warehouse: Songs and Stories
    7. Everything Falls Apart and More
    8. Land Speed Record
  • MrFruitLordMrFruitLord Headliner
    edited December 2009
    Alright_Computer;3308240 said:

    Black Rebel Motorcycle Club!
    1. B.R.M.C.
    2. Howl
    3. Baby 81
    4. Take Them On, On Your Own
    lolwut.
  • neckermanncjneckermanncj Washed Up
    edited December 2009
    LegendofRock3021;3308209 said:
    I'd rate them like this:

    [LIST=1]
    [*]Outlandos d'Amour
    [*]Reggatta de Blanc
    [*]Synchronicity
    [*]Zenyatta Mondatta
    [*]Ghost in the Machine
    [/LIST]
    yeah all their albums are excellent
    Alright_Computer;3308240 said:
    Radiohead!
    1. OK Computer
    2. Kid A
    3. The Bends
    4. Amnesiac
    5. Hail to the Thief
    6. In Rainbows
    7. Pablo Honey
    here we go

    1) OK Computer
    2) Kid A
    2) The Bends
    2) In Rainbows
    2) Hail To The Thief
    6) Amnesiac
    7) Pablo Honey
  • LegendofRock3021LegendofRock3021 Nice Doggy
    edited December 2009
    neckermanncj;3308268 said:
    yeah all their albums are excellent
    Agreed, can't go wrong with any of their albums.
  • overcookedbaconovercookedbacon Road Warrior
    edited December 2009
    Archers Of Loaf:
    1. Icky Mettle
    2. White Trash Heroes
    3. Vee Vee
    4. All The Nation's Airports

    Sonic Youth:
    1. Daydream Nation
    2. EVOL
    3. Goo
    4. Bad Moon Rising
    5. Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star
    6. Murray Street
    7. Sister
    8. Confusion Is Sex
    9. Rather Ripped
    10. Sonic Nurse
    11. NYC Ghosts & Flowers
    12. Washing Machine
    13. The Eternal
    14. Dirty
    15. A Thousand Leaves

    Pavement:
    1. Slanted & Enchanted
    2. Wowee Zowee
    3. Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
    4. Terror Twilight
    5. Brighten The Corners

    Dinosaur Jr:
    1. Bug
    2. You're Living All Over Me
    3. Beyond
    4. Farm
    5. Green Mind
    6. Where You Been
    7. Without A Sound
    8. Dinosaur
    9. Hand It Over

    The Flaming Lips:
    1. The Soft Bulletin
    2. Clouds Taste Metallic
    3. Embryonic
    4. In A Priest-Driven Ambulance
    5. Transmissions From The Satellite Heart
    6. Oh My Gawd!!!
    7. Hit To Death In The Future Head
    8. Telepathic Surgery
    9. Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots
    10. Hear It Is
    11. Zaireeka
    12. At War With The Mystics

    Radiohead:
    1. Kid A
    2. OK Computer
    3. The Bends
    4. Amnesiac
    5. Hail To The Thief
    6. In Rainbows
    7. Pablo Honey
  • sonicnerd23sonicnerd23 Road Warrior
    edited December 2009
    Led Zeppelin:

    1. Led Zeppelin
    2. Led Zeppelin II
    3. Presence
    4. Led Zeppelin III
    5. Physical Graffiti
    6. Houses of the Holy
    7. Led Zeppelin IV
    8. In Through the Out Door
    9. Coda

    Inb4 "Why is Led Zeppelin IV so low?"
  • edited December 2009
    Cream

    Fresh Cream
    Disraeli Gears
    Wheels Of Fire
    Goodbye
    Live Cream



    The Stooges

    Raw Power
    The Stooges
    Fun House
    The Weirdness

    Boston

    Boston
    Don't Look Back
    Third Stage
    Walk On
    Corporate America

    Motley Crue

    Shout At The Devil
    To Fast For Love
    Dr. Feelgood
    Theatre Of Pain
    Girls, Girls, Girls
    Saints Of Los Angeles
    Motley Crue
    Generation Swine
    New Tattoo

    Jane's Addiction

    Nothing's Shocking
    Ritual De Lo Habitual
    Strays
  • HungryfreakHungryfreak Headliner
    edited December 2009
    DrewLee865;3308213 said:
    Death
    1. Spiritual Healing
    2. Human
    3. Symbolic
    4. Scream Bloody Gore
    5. The Sound of Perseverance
    6. Individual Thought Patterns
    7. Leprosy
    1. Individual Thought Patterns
    2. Leprosy
    3. Human
    4. Scream Bloody Gore
    5. Symbolic
    6. The Sound Of Perseverence
    7. Spiritual Healing
  • afterstasisafterstasis Washed Up
    edited December 2009
    who wants to do merzbow?
  • DrewLee865DrewLee865 Rising Star
    edited December 2009
    Hungryfreak;3308347 said:
    1. Individual Thought Patterns
    2. Leprosy
    3. Human
    4. Scream Bloody Gore
    5. Symbolic
    6. The Sound Of Perseverence
    7. Spiritual Healing
    The drums on Leprosy kill the album for me.
  • jayou521jayou521 Washed Up
    edited December 2009
    Queens of the Stone Age:

    1. Songs For The Deaf
    2. Rated R
    3. Queens of the Stone Age
    4. Lullabies To Paralyze
    5. Era Vulgaris

    2 and 3 are pretty much tied... they're very close. Era Vulgaris is the only album I don't really care for.
  • CubecubedCubecubed Washed Up
    edited December 2009
    Coheed and Cambria

    1.Good Apollo I'm Burning Star IV,Volume one:From Fear through the eyes of madness
    2.In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth:3
    3.The Second Stage Turbine Blade
    4.Good Apollo I'm Burning Star IV Volume two:No World for Tomorrow

    Silversun Pickups

    1.Pikul
    2.Carnavas
    3.Swoon
    VERY VERY close here.

    Green Day

    1.Warning:
    2.21st Century Breakdown
    3.Nimrod
    4.Dookie
    5.American Idiot
    6.Insomniac
    7.Kerplunk!
    8.39/Smooth

    The Beatles
    1.Abbey Road
    2.Rubber Soul
    3.Revolver
    4.Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
    5.The White Album
    6.Let it Be
    7.Please Please me

    tbh im not too familiar with the other stuff they have out so i just ranked what i had heard.
  • HungryfreakHungryfreak Headliner
    edited December 2009
    DrewLee865;3308356 said:
    The drums on Leprosy kill the album for me.
    In my opinion, there is no bad Death album. I really love the tracks off of Leprosy, though. Great more straight up death metal stuff.
  • DrewLee865DrewLee865 Rising Star
    edited December 2009
    Leprosy is the only album by Death that I can't really get into.
  • Alright_ComputerAlright_Computer Butt Neck
    edited December 2009
    MrFruitLord;3308267 said:
    lolwut.
    It's pretty much their worst album. It keeps the sound of the first, except that it doesn't feel like an album experience to me like B.R.M.C. did, it just feels like a collection of songs. Plus it's really inconsistent, while all their other albums have no stinkers whatsoever. I mean, Stop, In Like the Rose, and U.S. Government are all in my top BRMC tracks, but then you have just plain embarrassing songs like We're All In Love.

    Anyway, I just realized that I forgot about The Effects of 333 when I ranked BRMC's discography. That pile of crap belongs on a very, very distant last place.
  • ArmsAreLoudArmsAreLoud Road Warrior
    edited December 2009
    Soundgarden

    1. Badmotorfinger
    2. Louder Than Love
    3. Satanoscillatemymetallicsonatas
    4. Ultramega OK
    5.
    6.
    7.
    8. Down On the Upside

    SG really doesn't have any bad releases of any kind other than DOtU, which can be deceiving because the awesome of the singles from the album contrasts so strongly with the fail of the other songs.

    And SOMMS counts because it's freaking amazing.
  • MrFruitLordMrFruitLord Headliner
    edited December 2009
    Alright_Computer;3308394 said:
    It's pretty much their worst album. It keeps the sound of the first, except that it doesn't feel like an album experience to me like B.R.M.C. did, it just feels like a collection of songs. Plus it's really inconsistent, while all their other albums have no stinkers whatsoever. I mean, Stop, In Like the Rose, and U.S. Government are all in my top BRMC tracks, but then you have just plain embarrassing songs like We're All In Love.

    Anyway, I just realized that I forgot about The Effects of 333 when I ranked BRMC's discography. That pile of crap belongs on a very, very distant last place.
    I liked We're all in love...:(

    and don't even mention 333...
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