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20 greatest albums to share with your kids.

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  1. Dylan33

    Dylan33 Well-Known Member

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    This was a list put out by Common sense media on the 20 greatest albums to share with your kids.
    I must say I can't argue with most of it though everyone would have a few they'd like to include or take out. It pretty much adds up the last fifty years of popular music quite well.
    Personally I'd like to see something of Brian Wilson,s work included.


    • A Hard Day's Night, The Beatles, released 1964
      The brilliance of the Beatles' entire catalog is uncontested, and this early record has served as many kids' intro to the Fab Four.
    • Are You Experienced?,The Jimi Hendrix Experience, released 1967
      Hendrix's incendiary guitar playing and legendary charisma have captivated millions of music lovers over the years.
    • American Beauty, Grateful Dead, released 1970
      This enduring folk-rock collection is a wonderful introduction to the music of the Dead.
    • Sticky Fingers, Rolling Stones, released 1971
      This decadent rock record has been a teen favorite for decades -- and the fully-functioning zipper on the original vinyl cover is a fun feature, too.
    • Who's Next?, The Who, released 1971
      Kids can learn to air guitar to one of rock 'n' roll's finest bands in their heyday.
    • Led Zeppelin IV, Led Zeppelin, released 1971
      From blistering hard rock to melancholic ballads, this album proves why Zeppelin is considered one of the best bands of all time.
    • Dark Side of the Moon, Pink Floyd, released 1973
      This ambitious, best-selling concept album has been on heavy rotation for teens around the world since its release.
    • Innervisions, Stevie Wonder,released 1973
      Kids (and parents) will love to sing and dance to this universally lauded soul album.
    • Ramones, Ramones, released 1976
      Breakneck tempos and rock 'n' roll hooks make these pioneers of punk ever popular with kids.
    • This Year's Model, Elvis Costello, released 1978
      Clever wordplay and Costello's sneering vocals make this punk classic still sound vital -- and cool.
    • London Calling, The Clash,released 1980
      This album is a testament to The Clash's powerful political leanings, and kids will love the snappy songs and riotous punk energy.
    • Beauty and the Beat, The Go-Go's,released 1981
      This all-female new-wave group remains an empowering representation of girl power for music fans young and old.
    • Greatest Hits, Queen, released 1981
      "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "We Will Rock You/We Are the Champions" are just two of Queen's sing-along anthems kids will love.
    • Legend,Bob Marley, released 1984
      This best-of reggae compilation captures Marley's most popular and accessible songs.
    • Music from the Motion Picture Purple Rain, Prince, released 1984
      The Purple One's fusion of funk, R&B, and synth-rock still sounds compelling, inventive, and timeless.
    • Little Creatures, Talking Heads,released 1985
      David Byrne and crew's signature wackiness on this pop-punk masterpiece is an immediate hit with kids.
    • Graceland, Paul Simon, released 1986
      Listeners around the world have been charmed by Simon's inspired collaboration with South African, zydeco, and Latin musicians.
    • The Immaculate Collection, Madonna, released 1990
      Kids have been in love with The Material Girl's pop perfection since she first hit the music scene in the early '80s.
    • Nevermind, Nirvana,released 1991
      Nirvana may have defined the grunge era, but Kurt Cobain's potent lyrics will resonate with teens for generations.
    • The Essential Bob Dylan, Bob Dylan, released 2000
      This rich, career-spanning collection is a perfect introduction to Dylan's songwriting genius and the turbulent times he chronicled.
     
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  2. Biz

    Biz Well-Known Member

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    A teenager would tell you to bugger off if you wanted them to listen to those.
     
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    Only two of those that I would consider - Graceland & Dark Side of the Moon.

    But doubt they would make the cut - Springsteen and Meatloaf are notable ommissions !
     
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    Well you'd think so but my nineteen year old daughter got hold of a record player and is busy searching through second hand record shops for some of these.
     
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    She's in the minority (as was I) at that age. Some good records there but surely you would go the white album or Revolver over A hard days night? Also is the best they can come up with for Dylan a compilation album? Surely you would get them to listen to Blood on the Tracks, Blonde on Blonde or Highway 61 revisted.
     
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    White Album is a far better album imo.

    I'd add Joy Division - the 2003 Best Of collection is a great start.
    Radiohead - OK Computer, for being the best album of the 90s.
    The Doors - LA Woman
    Cream - Wheels of Fire or Disraeli Gears
     
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    There's some good music there (not much there that would be in my all-time list), I've got plenty of stuff I'd prefer my kids to be hearing 1st though.
     
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    Dylan33...top list! I have most of those albums.

    I would also add:

    Vince Jones: Trustworthy Little Sweethearts
    Jeff Buckley: Grace
    Miles Davis: Kind of Blue
    Paul Kelly: Songs from the South
    Children of Paradise: Urban Alien. (Wonderful psy trance dance music. I used to be a raver).
    Anything by Beethoven and Mozart. Except Cosi fan Tutte which annoys me.
    Marvin Gaye: What's Going On
    Midnight Oil: 10, 9, 8...
    Crowded House: Recurring Dream
     
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    An impossible task really! Maybe top 100 albums sounds better?
     
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    What no Michael Jackson?
     
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    +1 OK Computer, Radiohead. Nothing since has topped it for me.
     
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    Right? There are only three albums on there that I like. What's wrong with letting people just discover music they enjoy on their own?

    "Hey! I listened to these bands when I was young, you should listen to them and like them, too!"

    Bugger that.
     
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    There are a few others that are standouts and after seeing them live that are not on the list..
    The Police... every breath you take..
     
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    A song about being a stalker? hehe
     
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    The best thing to come out of Logan City is, of course, Savage Garden. My 30 year old loved their music when he was in year one.
     
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    20 just isn't enough imo, but I would have these...

    Bruce Springsteen - Greatest Hits (though it doesn't have "I'm on Fire" on it)
    Billy Joel - Greatest Hits (Vols 1 & 2, sold as a double pack)
    Creedence Clearwater Revival - 21st Anniversary: The Ultimate Collection
    The Beatles - 1
    Elvis Presley - All Time Greatest Hits (He was so important to popular music, I think any collection that doesn't include him - it just isn't a collection. John Lennon once said "Before Elvis, there was nothing". Bob Dylan said hearing Elvis for the first time was "like busting out of Jail").
    Paul Kelly - Greatest Hits (Songs from the South)
    Elton John - The Very Best of
    The Eagles - The Very Best of
    John Lennon - Legend: The Very Best of
    Paul McCartney - All the Best
    Bob Dylan - The Essential Bob Dylan
    Pink Floyd - The Wall (imho this is their magnum opus) (years ago, my now ex Brother in Law got a new car stereo and to try out how good the bass was he played REM "Orange Crush" through it.... and I was like, "nah" and I got my copy of The Wall out and played "Young Lust".... the look on his face...)
    The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds (inspired The Beatles to write Sgt Pepper / Brian Wilson at his finest)
    Metallica - Metallica (the so called "Black Album")
    Nirvana - Nevermind (though as a teenager I preferred Pearl Jam tbh)
    Guns n' Roses - Appetite for Destruction (SCOM = 5:55 of absolute rock perfection)

    (Might yet add 4 more)
     
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    No ABBA? :D

    See ya's.
     
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    That list was totally biased, it didn't include TISM, Painters & Dockers, The Pogues, Billy Bragg....geez. I just realised that I am a closet hardcore leftie.

    Speaking of lefties, where's @datto?
     
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    A very lucrative song about being a stalker....

    The song is considered to be both The Police's and Sting's signature song, and in 2010 was estimated to generate between a quarter and a third of Sting's music publishing income.

    Source: wiki.

    (And remember that Sting has a co-writing credit on "Money for Nothing" by Dire Straits - simply for 4 words "I want my MTV" [bit of a story there])
     
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  20. MTR

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    What no Deep Purple
    No ACDC