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Since: 6.8.02
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So a local rock radio station just opened up their interactive online museum (its actually quite cool, you can check it out at www.kshe95.com, and click on real rock muesum, its got interviews and some cool other stuff, you will need to give them your email). Anyway, they have listed in the museum their 40 essential albums (albums everyone should own). Some stuff is on their that probably wouldnt be in other cities (St. Louis loves Sammy Haggar for whatever reason, Rush too). One of the only nitpicky things I have is they should have gone with a different Metallica album (even though the black album has the most hit singles on it, I prefer Master of Puppets or Ride the Lightning). Anyways, here is the list of albums, thoughts?


AC/DC-Back in Black
Aerosmith-Toys in the Attic
Bad Company-Bad Company
Beatles-Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band
Beatles-Abbey Road
Beatles-White Album
Black Sabbath-Paranoid
Boston-Boston
Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young-Deja Vu
Deep Purple-Machine Head
Def Leppard-Pyromania
The Doors-The Doors
The Doors-L.A. Woman
Eagles-Hotel California
Fleetwood Mac-Rumors
Peter Frampton-Frampton Comes Alive
Guns n Roses-Appetite for Destruction
Sammy Haggar-Standing Hampton
Jimi Hendrix Experience-Are you Experienced
Jefferson Airplane-Surrealistic Pillow
Led Zeppelin-Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin-Led Zeppelin II
Led Zeppelin-Led Zeppelin IV
Led Zeppelin-Houses of the Holy
Lynyrd Skynyrd-Prounounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd
Metallica-Metallica
Motley Crue-Shout at the Devil
Nirvana-Nevermind
Ozzy Osbourne-Blizzard of Ozz
Pearl Jam-Ten
Pink Floyd-Dark Side of the Moon
Pink Floyd-The Wall
Rolling Stones-Sticky Fingers
Rush-Moving Pictures
Rush-2112
Bruce Springsteen-Born to Run
U2-The Joshua Tree
Van Halen-Van Halen
The Who-Tommy
The Who-Who's Next




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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.72
Really, I don't want to indulge this foolish list with the simple response that it deserves. (Which is: Motley Crue? Really?)
Joseph Ryder
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Since: 19.3.02
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I hate Boston so much.

And I would have thought there'd be more Rolling Stones.



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I've always felt that Rush was insanely overrated, and would gladly replace either album with any of the following:

Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Waters
David Bowie - Changes
Police - Zenyatta Mondatta or Synchronicity
Queen - News of the World
Styx - Paradise Theater
Foreigner - 4
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Since: 25.6.03
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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.02
    Originally posted by jfkfc
    I've always felt that Rush was insanely overrated, and would gladly replace either album with any of the following:

    Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Waters
    David Bowie - Changes
    Police - Zenyatta Mondatta or Synchronicity
    Queen - News of the World
    Styx - Paradise Theater
    Foreigner - 4


I second the love for all of these albums, especially Police's Synchronicity and Foreigner's 4, though I would use Queen's A Night at the Opera instead. And for Styx, it has to be Kilroy Was Here.

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Since: 18.5.02
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Did I misread the list or is their no Eric Clapton of any sort on there? That seems especially odd to me since he's always been pretty popular in St. Louis, having to schedule extra tour dates and such.

And some really weird choices all around. Like Def Leppard being an essential album? And four Zeppelin discs?

I'm looking forward to checking out that site when I get home. KSHE has been around so long, they should have some great stuff to put up there.
Eddie Famous
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#9 Posted on
This seems like a pretty lazy list.

3 Beatles albums, 2 Doors albums, 4 Led Zeppelin albums, 2 Pink Floyd albums, 2 Rush (WTF?) albums, and 2 Who albums. Six bands make up a third of this list.





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Since: 7.4.02
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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.00
    Originally posted by Caliban
    Did I misread the list or is there no Eric Clapton of any sort on there?
Well, it depends on how you define "of any sort". Clapton plays lead guitar and solos on "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" from The Beatles "White Album". So it's not a total shut out.



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No country?

I think the soundtrack to 8 Seconds would easily be a great addition to the list.



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Since: 2.1.02
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#12 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.06
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The whole damn list should be Rush albums! What's wrong with you people?!?!?
</fanboy>

Now, any list I made would definitely have Moving Pictures on it. 2112? Not so much. The non-Peart-penned songs on there clunk pretty hard. If you've gotta have two Rush albums on there, the second has to be Permanent Waves. If not, why not go with a Queen record? Or, since they included Pearl Jam, how about Stone Temple Pilots' Purple? Front-to-back, that's probably my favorite popular album of the '90s.

(edited by ironcladlou on 20.3.08 0837)

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Shout at the Devil is one of the albums that got a LOT of people into metal, even if it was the lighter type (ie, not Megadeth or Metallica) so to me, it definitely belongs. Speaking of Metallica, why include the Black album, when every single release before that is superior in songwriting and musically?

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#14 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.11
    Originally posted by ironcladlou
    Now, any list I made would definitely have Moving Pictures on it. 2112? Not so much. The non-Peart-penned songs on there clunk pretty hard.
2112 was a monolithic event in its day. It may not have the singles, but it's a one-of-a-kind rock monster.

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Yes. Absolutely.
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#15 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.06
    Originally posted by Mr Heel II
      Originally posted by ironcladlou
      Now, any list I made would definitely have Moving Pictures on it. 2112? Not so much. The non-Peart-penned songs on there clunk pretty hard.
    2112 was a monolithic event in its day. It may not have the singles, but it's a one-of-a-kind rock monster.



Yes, but one side does not a great album make. Side one brings the awesome in abundance, but outside of "A Passage to Bangkok", side 2 is a pile. Twilight Zone? Lessons? Tears? Please. Come to think of it, that version of APtB sucks compared to the one on Exit...Stage Left.

Now Moving Pictures, there's a great album. I defy anyone to find a bad tune on that album. Without going "HURR RUSH SUX GEDDEE LEE IZ A GURL HURR", preferably.



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#17 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.81
    Originally posted by General Zod
    This seems like a pretty lazy list.
Not to mention, this "essential list" comprises 80% of the air time of every classic rock station I've listened to with any regularity.

I can see some - like Hendrix, The Who, Pink Floyd, LedZeppelin and The Beatles - as being important to know about. But beyond that... not so much.

    Originally posted by pieman
    The Ramones - The Ramones


For starters, absolutely. I would add Iggy Pop, The Fall, Television, The Velvet Underground, Sex Pistols... I mean, there's a slew of albums that are far more "essential" than Mötley Crüe or Def Leppard.

And of all of the AC/DC albums, they go with Back in Black? Seriously? Personally, I think Dirty Deeds or High Voltage are both WAY better albums.




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