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and potentially i'm only 1/4 into my entire life (or close to)
but still i wouldn't be surprised if it was in the aeroplane over the sea, because i listened to it every day for about a year, so i've heard it front to back a few hundred times.
so much so that i got a bit sick of them, but probably the queen is dead, cant imagine listening to an album that much ever again lol
Still whack it on at least a couple of times a week.
Possibly the Roses first album.
DJ Quik - Rthythmalism is probably my go to at the moment but I reckon I will eventually grow up? D'angelo album just has that transcendent nature to it, its aged so well already.
Lana Del Rey: Born To Die
on a more serious note
pretty sure I've heard Skeletal Lamping and Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer? [both by of Montreal] about a hundred times each. reckon they will just get better with age
I listen to it almost every day.
If not that, then probably Bros - Push.
Or maybe Dire Straits - Money For Nothing, or Madonna - Like A Virgin.
Jimi Hendrix - The Ultimate Experience, and Prodigy - Jilted Generation will probably come close.
PJ Harvey - 4-Track Demos might be a decent outside bet, actually.
absolutely caned it from the moment it came out. listened to it for the first time in the best part of fifteen years not so long ago. some filler, but most of it still stood up ok, imo.
and added almost nothing to it. Bit of a waste IMO.
that started with ABC's Lexicon Of Love
Everything Seal has done since has apparently thrown any 'angle' out of the window and settled on trotting out accomplished, but dreary covers, or original stuff that sounds like accomplished, but dreary covers.
but as much as I still love it, I don't play it so often.
Elliott Smith's self titled most probably
but then when i saw them play most of the songs from it the album just wasn't the same, so i haven't listened since
That and the tinnitis.
But played to death for about ten years.
Then probably Swirlies - They spent their days...
there's a dusky magic to that album that'll never wear off. 'Satellite', 'St. Ides Heaven', 'The White Lady Loves You More', 'The Biggest Lie'...special.
does anyone else play out their last.fm like a horse race, with albums overtaking each other?
what with it basically being a "what album has the most tracks?" competition.
Just always in my parents' car.
Other than that, really hard to know. Reckon Music Has the Right to Children and Buck 65's Talkin' Honky Blues are up there, and have been for ten years or so, though whether they'll still be there in another few decades* who can say? Though if I carry on like I have the last couple of years, Dessa's A Badly Broken Code will win hands down.
*I don't plan on dying just yet, y'know
Depends how much writing I do in my life, maybe.
you should've been on that for the liveblog thread
listen to it on the hottest day of the year, on headphones, slowly walking through or sitting in a busy place. I heard it for the first time on the way to see friends on such a day in such a situation. life felt gorgeous and wonderful and I was in love with every last fucker in my vicinity.
and I don't like people.
<3 <3 <3 'Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes'.
or Tindersticks I, possibly Spiderland...
until now, probably something daft like 1977 by Ash because when you own about 3 albums, they all get heavy rotation.
I like to think that the album that answers this question is still to come, else what's the point of listening to anything new? For all I know, the new Shins album or the first Factory Floor album might fit this role. The might not. Such is the beauty of music.
no doubt about it.
...or maybe Hunky Dory.
One of the above, for sure
Make up your mind.
Cant fault Kind of Blue though.
I reckon I've probably played it at least once a week since I was 16 - and there have been prolonged periods where I've absolutely fucking hammered it, for weeks on end. I honestly don't think I'll ever get bored of this album.
while I complain that what my grandkids are listening to is 'just noise'.
Without a shadow of a doubt. Its been my favourite, most played record since the first time I heard it age 14 or so and I can't ever see that changing.
Thought I was going to wear it out. I haven't listened to it in years but I can't imagine anything has caught it up. Which is a bit worrying.
i'm probably never gonna beat the amount of times I've listened to Absolution by Muse as a teenager though.
i listen to those two pretty equally
It had a headstart over the others. Probs get through 65's catalog once a week on average.
Without a shadow of a doubt.
It's not my favourite album ever but definitely the one I keep listening to more than any other.
Play Scotland you pair of cunts.
either that or Two Gallants - What the Toll Tells
I'm 100% confident that this will not change from now until the day I die.
assuming current trend continues.
Two albums I almost always listen to front to back, and have done every couple of weeks since I was 15.
Picks me up when I'm feeling down, exacerbates the feeling when I'm happy, gives me a decent dose of raa-raa energy when I'm bloody annoyed. Just one of those instant "fallback" albums.
Other contenders would be Frengers/XO/Illinois/Disintegration
depends what direction my life takes. I get the feeling a record will come to be associated with a heretofore unknowable part of my life and that will be the record.
I'd quite like it to be 69 Love Songs if my life has a happy turn, but perhaps Spiderland, perhaps Either/Or, The Moon & Antarctica...
actually, yeah, the latter. not too grim when things get unbearable...enough grit, enough bite, not to wallowy, not too cheery, lyrics that are timeless and profound...yeah.
I can't ever see Red House Painters' 'rollercoaster' s-t ever losing its magic. wonderful record, definitely one for life.
The first record I ever bought was Breakout by The Pointer Sisters, so that got a caning for a fair while. I wonder if I'll ever listen to anything again as much as that and other records from my teenage years:
Money For Nothing
I'd like to think that I might, if only because it would mean that once more I would have the time.
because I've been listening to that since the age of about 5. The Bends and Loveless would probably be next.
would be my answer, it was the first album I ever owned on CD and I still listen to it a lot. It's also pretty easy to imagine a fifty-something me still liking it, it's not exactly frivolous kids' music.
But I absolutely rinsed Silent Alarm. As a 15 year old, it's how I got into music. Still my favourite record of all time, it is.
regarding overplaying. but I'm not so sure I agree anymore. I think it's something that just happens.
for me, I used to think this had happened to Turn on the Bright Lights, Funeral, Yellow House...but I think it's more a case of certain records with a certain magic, and that feeling you get naturally wearing off through familiarity. I do still love them and listen from time to time, but I think they were watershed moments, that elicit the kind of feelings you can't revisit.
Every day for 5 years would not be beyond the realms
but i think it will probably be Joanna Newsom - Ys. most albums theres a chance ill go off it for a bit and not listen to it for a couple of months. but not a week goes by where i dont play Ys through. fits all moods preety much and its the kind of instrumental music that even when im 40 i should still love it.
...reason being that it's probably the only album I love that I haven't overplayed. Successful rationing is the key!
That said, I ain't bored of Grammatics s/t yet.
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy yet, might be the frontrunner.
I stil can't get enough of it and I think it's going to be a life long pleasure.
Up to this point in time I think it is probably The Holy Bible. I listened to it several times a day for an unhealthily long period of time. I'm glad I'm not in that place in my life / head anymore.
as well and now I associate it with a pretty dark time I was going through. Which means I'm not all that comfortable with listening to it anymore, which is a shame.
Although as I've said before on here, despite the fact that it soundtracked some dark days, when I listen to it now, I find it curiously uplifting. Bizarrely and coincidentally enough though, MBDTF might be my most listened to album of the past year or so...
it's been so long (17 years, you're shitting me) that the memory of the pain has gone and I can 'enjoy' the record. I feel stronger listening to it now weirdly.
As much as I love Twisted Fantasy I've got a similar emotional connection. I'd just moved to Australia for a 6 month work secondment when it came out and half the album I associate with skipping through the sun-drenched streets and beaches of Sydney having the time of my life and half with utter absolute loneliness of being on the other side of the world from everyone I know and love, on my own. 'I'm lost in this world.....'
Oh, and if you're going to cheat on your girlfriend back in the UK don't do it when you've got a song called Runaway on your favourite album. Every time you hear it for evermore you will well up and re-experience the shame, guilt and self-loathing when you initially made the life mistake. Let's hope time heals that particular wound.
Blue Oyster Cult - Secret Treaties which got a ridiculous amount of play when I was a teenager in the 80s.
Although it's had much sparser airtime since then it would have racked up some serious numbers.
Has to be played at night though. Closely followed 'Meat is Murder' or 'Mclusky Do Dallas'. As other people have suggested though. I don't listen to them as often as I once did, so I can rediscover it after a few months when nothing new is grabbing me.
But since buying Bear vs. Shark - Right Now You're In The Best Of Hands I've listened to little else since.
so many layers. i'll never get tired of it.
For a couple years I listened to it at least three times a day, and I still play it regularly.
But it doesn't really help as albums with more songs get over inflated and acts who I have very few albums buy get more behing one album (see Joanna Newsom Have One on Me for an example of both) than bands for which I own many.
Though discounting for that, and very much subject to change, it looks like a toss up between Alligator and In The Aeroplane Over the Sea.
Pretty much listen to this album at least 3 times a week and have done for about 7 years. Either that or After The Goldrush by Neil Young or In The Aeroplane Over The Sea.
simply because it's the pretty much the only thing I've found to listen to while I'm writing. Last year I listened to it twice a day every day as I wrote my novel.
It's not the best lp or anything but it's a utility thing. I think if I listened to one of my FAVOURITE lps every day I'd get bored of it.
I was absolutely obsessed with Dylan for quite some time and I still really enjoy it, though listen to it much less now. Others i think that will be up there are Why? - Alopecia and Joanna Newsom - Ys
Got played pretty much on repeat for a lot of my teenage years (maybe alternating with some other Floyd albums) and still gets regular plays even now. Can't see anything else catching up with it, to be honest.
Both very addictive albums.
or Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
I'm pretty fickle with my favourite bands, it'll change ever year or two.
what's your favourite album ever?
Turn on the Bright Lights, I guess
but I dunno, there's no album I've listened to consistently like every day, just some more than others. And I've still got a lot of life and exploration yet
There could be some childhood album you listened to over a thousand times that you will never come close to touching. Or you could make a projection based on an album you just began to love... idk.
it would be a Nirvana record, In Utero probably, whereas my own first personal obsession was the Shape of Punk to Come
Used to listen to it in my pram.
Obsessed and infatuated with that record.
Leonard Cohen - Songs of Leonard Cohen
the go! team - t,l,s