Your 30 favorite albums (Without Marillion or Fish)


just for fun:name your 15 favourite albums (studio or live) apart from marillion or Fish

in no particular order (too difficult)

Anathema - weather systems
Steven Wilson - Hand Cannot Erase
Tears For Fears - songs from the big chair
Depeche Mode - 101
Dr Dre - 2001
The Game - the documentary
Bruce Springsteen - the river
Porcupine Tree- fear of a blank planet
Alanis Morissette - jagged little pill
Pink Floyd - pulse
Etienne Daho - corps et armes
Eminem - the eminem show
Muse - black holes and revelations
Coldplay - X&Y
Keane - hopes and fears


U2 - the josuah tree
Porcupine Tree - deadwing
Bruce Springsteen - live in NY
Fleetwood Mac - Rumors
3rd Bass - derelicts of dialects

2nd edit

U2 - achtung baby
Alanis Morissette - supposed former infatuation junkie
50 Cent - get rich or die tryin’
The Cure - disintegration
Queen - live at Wembley



Is there any ? :wink:


Seriously though

In Rock - Deep Purple
IV - Led Zeppelin
2112 - Rush
On a Storytellers night - Magnum
No sleep til Hammersmith - Motorhead
Imaginaerum - Nightwish
For those about to Rock - AC DC
Rockin all over the world - Status Quo
Black Tiger - Y&T
Stand Up - Jethro Tull
Mechanix - UFO
Greatest Hits - ELO
Queen II - QUEEN
Holy Diver - Duo
Different Breed - Beltane Fire.

That’s 15 different ones but I could add more by the same artists, and or a few more as is.


Roger Waters - Amused To Death
U2 - Achtung Baby
Green Day - American Idiot
R.E.M. - Automatic For The People
Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run
Pink Floyd - DSOTM
Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited
The Velvet Underground - Loaded
The Duke & The King - Nothing Gold Can Stay
Soul Asylum - Gravedancers Union
The Replacements - Tim
Muse - The Resistance
Cowboy Junkies - The Trinity Session
Pink Floyd - The Wall
The Sisters Of Mercy - Vision Thing

Oooh; getting it down to 15 is almost impossible! Doing a top 25 was hard enough, but taking another 10 out :confused:
Also, very much depends on mood, etc.


20 then… no problem :blush:



Here goes…

Miles Davis-a kind of blue
Roxy music-Avalon
Duran Duran-rio
Rolling Stones-sticky fingers
The groundhogs-thank Christ for the bomb
Pink floyd-animals
Deep purple-machine head
Japan-quiet life
David Sylvian-secrets of the beehive
Cockney rebel-the human menagerie
Buddy Miles-them changes
Van Morrison-astral weeks
Wishbone ash-argus
Bryan ferry-boys and girls.


Changed the title thread Paul,especially for you :wink:



30 and that’s it !!! :grin: :wink:



A stream of consciousness Top 30 -

But Seriously Folks - Joe Walsh
Foreigner - Foreigner
Destroyer - Kiss
Pure Prairie League - Pure Prairie League
Hunky Dory - David Bowie
Double Trouble - Gillan
Little Earthquakes - Tori Amos
Hello - Status Quo
This Path Toniight - Graham Nash
1972 - Josh Rouse
Purpendicular - Deep Purple
Counterparts - Rush
Master Of Disaster - John Hiatt
Thorn In My Heart - Kin Richey
Mother Natures Kitchen - Kevin McDermott Orchestra
Gold - Ryan Adams
Morning View - Incubus
Solas - The Answer
Dix - JJ Gilmour
Life Will Kill Ya - Warren Zevon
Powerslave - Iron Maiden
Rubber Soul - The Beatles
Next - Sensational Alex Harvey Band
Van Halen - Van Halen
Georgia Satellites - Georgia Satellites
Whatever - Aimee Mann
Buffalo Skinners - Big Country
I`m Alive - Jackson Browne
Asia - Asia
Making Movies - Dire Straits

If I did this tomorrow it could all be different.:slight_smile:


like everyone I guess :grin:



50 . . . . . . .? :wink:


My revised list of 30, and in no order of preference! - I’ve tried not to put more than one entry for each band/singer or it would have been a list of 50.

James Taylor - Mudslide Slim And The Blue Horizon
Paul Simon - Graceland
Neil Young - After The Gold Rush
Jackson Browne - Late For The Sky
Joni Mitchell - Blue
Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks
The Kinks - Muswell Hillbillies
Steely Dan - Aja
Marvin Gaye - What’s Going On
Van Morrison - Astral Weeks
Big Country - The Seer
The Waterboys - This Is The Sea
REM - Automatic For The People
The Icicle Works - The Small Price Of A Bicycle
Eagles - Desperado
Frank Sinatra - In The Wee Small Hours
Crash Test Dummies - The Ghosts That Haunt Me
Dire Straits - Brothers In Arms
Cockney Rebel - The Psychomodo
Genesis - Wind And Wuthering
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
Porcupine Tree - Deadwing
Anathema - Weather Systems
Catherine Wheel - Adam And Eve
Pearl Jam - Ten
U2 - The Unforgettable Fire
Elvis Costello - Brutal Youth
Suede - Dog Man Star
Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti
The Travelling Willburys - Volume 1


Roxy music-Avalon
Duran Duran-Rio
Rolling Stones-sticky fingers
Buddy miles-them changes
ABC-beauty stab
Miles Davis-a kind of blue
Deep purple-machine head
Gary numan-pleasure principle
David Sylvian-secrets of the beehive
Bryan Ferry-boys and girls
Wishbone ash-Argus
Ozric tentacles-Jurassic shift
PSB-every valley
Mike Oldfield-return to ommadawn
Van Morrison-astral weeks
David Bowie-low
The power station-power station
Rolling Stones-get your ya ya’s out
Led zeppelin-houses of the holy
Japan-quiet life
Simple minds-new gold dream
The groundhogs-thank Christ for the bomb
John martyn-solid air
Pink Floyd-animals
Roxy music-flesh and blood.


PS…this could change next week!


Well I’ve just looked at mine, and half of it has already changed! :laughing:

…It’s an impossible task.


This turned out to be a bit of an eye opener for me … I’ve discovered that basically all of my favourite albums are from the same decade (except one!) and most are soft rock/pop!!!

My list in alphabetical order with year of release …

AC/DC - Back in Black (1980)
The Alarm - Declaration (1984)
Big Country - Peace In Our Time (1988)
Blaze Bayley - Infinite Entanglement (2016)
Bon Jovi - 7800 Fahrenheit (1985)
Bryan Adams - Reckless (1984)
Cinderella - Night Songs (1986)
The Cult - Electric (1987)
Deacon Blue - Raintown (1987)
Def Leppard - High n Dry (1981)
Dio - Holy Diver (1983)
Gary Moore - Run For Cover (1985)
Guns N’ Roses - Appetite For Destruction (1987)
Heart - Bad Animals (1987)
Iron Maiden - Live After Death (1985)
Meat Loaf - Hits Out Of Hell (1984)
Men At Work - Business As Usual (1981)
Metallica - Master Of Puppets (1986)
Motley Crue - Theatre Of Pain (1985)
Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard Of Ozz (1980)
Pat Benatar - Seven The Hard Way (1985)
Queen - The Works (1984)
Quireboys - A Bit Of What You Fancy (1990)
Scorpions - Love At First Sting (1984)
Simple Minds - Live In The City Of Light (1987)
Tigertailz - Young And Crazy (1987)
Twisted Sister - Come Out And Play (1985)
Van Halen - 5150 (1986)
WASP - The Last Command (1985)
Whitesnake - 1987 (1987)

Edit: I also kept it to just one LP from each band/artist otherwise the list would have been flooded with just a few names.


A great list which takes me back to my late teens/ early 20’s. I have 20 of those albums, and have seen 21 of the bands live.

I’m not working today. Maybe see if i can come up with a list of my favourites though find these things difficult as so much to choose from. Hard enough to think of 30 favourite bands, let alone pick my preferred album from each one.