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What albums do you think are the most timeless, meaning they sound as if they could have been made in any decade?


I guess every album full of songs that remind you of something or that you enjoy can be personally considered a timeless album. Post your thoughts...any genre...

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Tommy by the Who. I think it's sounds totally fresh today. Paul's Boutique by the Beastie Boys sounds as frsh as any hip-hop album from the 80's possibly can. The Violent Femmes' self-titled album is coming up on it's diamond anniversey and sounds liek it could have been recorded yesterday. The Wall by Pink Floyd still sounds fresh to be too.

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Billy Joel

Columbia Records, 1977



-Everyone knows the singles from this album like the back of their hand; the romantic bonbon "Just The Way You Are," the rocker "Only The Good Die Young" or Joel's anthem for Anthony, "Movin' Out." Those songs are classics, but they aren't even the best tracks on the album. :wank:

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Johnny Cash - Live at Folsom Prison

Nas - Illmatic

John Coltrane - A Love Supreme

Miles Davis - Kind of Blue

The Doors' self-titled album

Michael Jackson - Thriller

Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited

i cant name a single album for Sinatra that works here, but much of his Capitol Hill recordings.

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aw, dont go leavin MJ off the list, or Nas...i know he's not radio-friendly, and Illmatic is sometimes called an EP for having only 10 tracks, but toss in the usual 3-4 bullshit skit tracks and itd be right there....no guest apparences, just raw hip-hop from the genre's finest lyricist.


SOF is prolly gonna vote for Joshua Tree. The 80's kid in me wants to push a Police album.

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Yeah- I agree- Take ya pick...


Personal faves-





Synchronicity I

Walking In Your Footsteps

O My God


Miss Gradenko

Synchronicity II

Every Breath You Take

King Of Pain

Wrapped Around Your Finger

Tea In The Sahara

Murder By Numbers



Ghost in the Machine



Spirits In The Material World

Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic

Invisible Sun

Hungry For You (J'aurais tojours faim de toi)

Demolition Man

Too Much Information

Rehumanize Yourself

One World (Not three)


Secret Journey





Reggatta De Blanc



1. Message In A Bottle [Album Version]

2. Reggatta De Blanc [Album Version]

3. It's Alright For You [Album Version]

4. Bring On The Night [Album Version]

5. Deathwish [Album Version]

6. Walking On The Moon [Album Version]

7. On Any Other Day [Album Version]

8. The Bed's Too Big Without You [Album Version]

9. Contact [Album Version]

10. Does Everyone Stare

11. No Time This Time [Album Version]

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hah! no doubt. It aint hard to tell.

For hip hop, most people also put up B.I.G.'s classic "Ready to Die" and a few others, but i could make a whole thread outta that. I'm gonna try to limit mine to "albums so good, people who dont necessarily dig this genre'd enjoy it." For techno, id vote Orbital's "2", im interested in what KOS & SOF'd say.

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Great album Jax. for sure. But IC said 80's Police so that's why I left it off.







Outlandos D'Amour

November 17, 1978 (UK)


Next To You

So Lonely


Hole In My Life


Can't Stand Losing You

Truth Hits Everybody

Born In The 50's

Be My Girl - Sally

Masoko Tanga

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Facelift- Alice in Chains-




In many ways, Alice in Chains was the definitive heavy metal band of the early '90s. Drawing equally from the heavy riffing of post-Van Halen metal and the gloomy strains of post-punk, the band developed a bleak, nihilistic sound that balanced grinding hard rock with subtly textured acoustic numbers. They were hard enough for metal fans, yet their dark subject matter and punky attack placed them among the front ranks of the Seattle-based grunge bands.

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