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The greatest album doesn't include their best track

Discussion in 'Rock Lounge' started by Big Ears, May 7, 2012.

  1. Hydrazoic Acid

    Hydrazoic Acid Cynic

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    My favorite Zep's song - "Immigrant Song", but, to popular opinion, their best album is "Led Zeppelin IV".
     
  2. Mr. Bob Dobolina

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    My favorite Beatles album is "The Beatles" (aka The White Album) but my favorite song is George's "It's All Too Much" from the "Yellow Submarine" album.
     
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    Big Ears Music Lover

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    Fools by Deep Purple is a great track from Fireball, but Machine Head is their best album.
     
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    Agreed on DP, Big Ears. I hear a lot of fans claim songs like Child in Time to be their best, but to me Machine Head is the only album of theirs (so far, I have 3 of theirs) that I could play on repeat over and over. GREAT album and a good starting point to get into their music. :grinthumb
     
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    I love almost everything by Deep Purple, including the excellent In Rock reissue, and Ian Gillan is one of my favourite singers, but I usually skip Child in Time. It is just a bit too indulgent for for me (and I'm a progressive rock fan!).
     
  6. Sox

    Sox Avoiding The Swan Song

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    I would say "Dark Side Of The Moon" is the best selling Pink Floyd album but my favourite killer tracks are "Pillow Of Winds" from "Meddle" and "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" from "Wish You Were Here".
     
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    I think Karn Evil 9 is ELP's best song but Trilogy is their best album (ymmv)
     
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    My favorite Queen's song - "The Show Must Go On", but it's not included in the album "A Night At The Opera".
     
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    Funny - I came in to post "Echoes" as their best tune, but DSOTM or Wish You Were Here are probably their best albums.
     
  10. Jonny Come Lately

    Jonny Come Lately The New Kid In Town

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    I'm finding this trickier than I expected to be, because for most of my favourite artists the songs which I think are their best are on what I consider to be their best albums. I can only think of two clear exceptions:

    Neil Young - I find it difficult to pick just one song by him, but if pushed I would probably choose Like A Hurricane from American Stars 'n Bars, which isn't close to being his best album - in my opinion that honour goes to Rust Never Sleeps.

    Tom Petty - My favourite song is Learning To Fly, but I think his best album is Damn The Torpedoes.
     

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