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Old 01-23-2018, 09:11 AM
 
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I remember being at a big work party about 5 years ago and they had a 50s rock n roll theme. They wanted people to sing along and dance but it fell flat. Why? No one related to that era. The young people were so bored, and I felt the same way. The 50s was too old fashioned.

People on this forum have lived through the 50s rock n roll, 60s folk era, British Invasion, Motown,70's rock, Disco, Dance, Punk, Hip Hop etc. I am turning 60 this year. I love Dance music. Still buy DJ compilations. Maybe it is because I was a teen during the disco era. Sometimes I listen to Top 40 and Hip Hop music just to keep current with the times. Further, I like listening to 1960s music because it reminds me of being a child.

What is your favorite album that you can listen to over and over and why?

For me, its definitely the "One" compilation album by the Beatles, who I consider to be the greatest band of all time. The 27 songs are familiar and the melodies and harmonies are infectious, I can sing along and it makes me feel good. Perfect CD for the car. The Beatles changed music and they changed with the times.
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Old 01-23-2018, 09:28 AM
 
Location: NYC
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This is an obscurity for most folks, but it has been in constant rotation for me since 1967 through all of the current formats from vinyl to streaming & always shows up on those "Best Rock Albums" critic lists: "Astral Weeks" - Van Morrison

The only other album is even more obscure: 1969's "Everybody's Talking" - Fred Neil A rerelease of a 1966 album that capitalized on the success of his song (sung by Harry Nillsson) from "Midnight Cowboy". I'm not trying to be deliberately obscure but most other albums come & go with time, not these two for me, ymmv.


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Old 01-23-2018, 09:37 AM
 
Location: La Jolla
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I have 3 that I have listened to from when they first came out until this day:
Fleetwood Mac Rumors
Eagles Hotel California
Elton John Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

I still remember being 13 years old and getting the double album of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road for Christmas! I saw Elton John for the first time in 1975 at Dodger's Stadium. I had to send in a postcard to get the chance to buy tickets.

I saw the Eagles during the Hotel California tour in 1976. I still remember the feeling when they started playing the title song.

Fleetwood Mac played a small venue in 1976 not far from my home and that was my first time seeing them. My friends and I were so excited not to have to go to the Forum in LA for a big concert.

As a teen growing up in the late 70's in Southern California my friends and I worked at a fast food place and spent all of our money seeing the bands of the era.
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Old 01-23-2018, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Inland Empire, WA
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The music of the 50's, 60's and 70's is the greatest thus far, by far. Given the massive commercialization and overexposure by social media, the ridiculous number of "award shows" and lack of understanding or history of the past, it is no wonder that today's youth lack appreciation for superior artistry and inspiration.

For the past few decades music in general has been and continues to be utter crap, and it all started with rap and went downhill from there.
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Old 01-23-2018, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Inland Empire, WA
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I have 3 that I have listened to from when they first came out until this day:
Fleetwood Mac Rumors
Eagles Hotel California
Elton John Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

I still remember being 13 years old and getting the double album of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road for Christmas!

As a teen growing up in the late 70's in Southern California my friends and I worked at a fast food place and spent all of our money seeing the bands of the era.
I wonder how many of today's youth have even heard those albums? Those are 3 examples of some of the best albums ever recorded.
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Old 01-23-2018, 10:08 AM
 
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I wonder how many of today's youth have even heard those albums? Those are 3 examples of some of the best albums ever recorded.
I think those who love music, have. When I was working, my student employees had the radio on all the time (rock station) and sang along often. They knew all the words to the golden oldies ! I was amazed. The really good rock music is CLASSICAL music, just as the hustle, has become yet another ballroom type dance, taught in studios.

Music is universal and the greatest thing. The Ancient Greeks believed that before there was anything else in the universe, there was music.
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Old 01-23-2018, 10:30 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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Pink Floyd "Echoes"
Frampton "Comes Alive!"
Jethro Tull "Thick as a Brick" and "Aqualung"
Led Zeppellin "BBC Sessions"
"The Best of" Santana

Still, I often listen to Hits 1 on Sirius in the car, which plays such modern artists as Ed Sheeran, Shawn Mendes, Coldplay, Daya, Twenty-One Pilots, Halsey, Sam Smith, Imagine Dragons, and Camila Cabello.
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Old 01-23-2018, 11:07 AM
 
Location: La Jolla
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My daughters were raised on the classic rock my husband and I listened too. When my now 23 year old was about 4 she came skipping into the house singing "I'm in love with my car!" I asked her where she heard that song and she said dad and I were listening to Queen on my way to preschool!
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Old 01-23-2018, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Sarasota, FL
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In no particular order:

Live Dead - Grateful Dead
Rumors - Fleetwood Mac
Beatles White Album
A Love Supreme - J. Coltrane
Pet Sounds- Beach Boys
Kind of Blue - Miles Davis
Beggar's Banquet or Let It Bleed - Stones
The Brandenburg Concertos - JS Bach
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Old 01-23-2018, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Lake Norman, NC
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Mine are pretty simple...

Grateful Dead - Terrapin Station

Pink Floyd - Animals

Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

The Cars - Candy O

Marshall Tucker Band - Where We All Belong

B 52's - Cosmic Thing

Saturday Night Fever soundtrack
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