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Re: General Music talk
« Reply #110 on: April 20, 2014, 03:55:07 PM »
What is your favorite cover?  (it has to be a cover you prefer over the original)

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Re: General Music talk
« Reply #111 on: April 23, 2014, 09:44:20 AM »
When making a top albums of all times list, does anyone included any greatest hits or compilation albums?
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« Reply #112 on: April 23, 2014, 09:56:06 AM »
I'd probably throw a soundtrack in because it is created with some artistic intent, even if the songs weren't created originally for it. Greatest hits albums feel more like a cheat though. Still, by excluding greatest hits albums, I lose a lot of older artists where that is my main point of engagement.

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Re: General Music talk
« Reply #113 on: April 23, 2014, 11:40:51 AM »
Still, by excluding greatest hits albums, I lose a lot of older artists where that is my main point of engagement.

My dilemma exactly. To be specific, my main issue is with Leadbelly, where as his songs are merely collected in albums by year, thus technically all his albums are compilations.
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Re: General Music talk
« Reply #114 on: April 23, 2014, 12:04:53 PM »
Include any collection you want, but especially in cases where the artist recorded in a period that pre-dates the album era; technology (12 inch record going 33.3 rpm) introduced in the 50s established a framework that at some point in the 60s came to define what an album is (12 songs , 45 to 60 minutes long). A definition that, by the way, again because of new technology, pop music in the process of abandoning, if we haven’t already.
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Re: General Music talk
« Reply #115 on: April 23, 2014, 12:48:29 PM »
I don't include compilations/greatest hits unless they are collections of songs not released on albums.  For example, the songs on New Order's Substance and The Smiths' Louder Than Bombs are all exclusively from singles.  So if your Leadbelly songs were never released on an album format, I'd include the collection(s).
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« Reply #116 on: April 23, 2014, 01:06:41 PM »
When making a top albums of all times list, does anyone included any greatest hits or compilation albums?

I don't include them on my yearly top 50 lists, but you could make an excuse for it in an all-time list, if you feel it represents a particular artist's career well.

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Re: General Music talk
« Reply #117 on: April 23, 2014, 01:24:06 PM »
What is your favorite cover?  (it has to be a cover you prefer over the original)

There's too many great ones to narrow it down to "favorite", but this is one of my faves (that I prefer over the original):




plus, just about every cover Mark Kozelek ever did, especially the entire album of AC/DC covers
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Re: General Music talk
« Reply #118 on: April 23, 2014, 06:15:05 PM »
Wow, that is a truly unique cover.
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Re: General Music talk
« Reply #119 on: April 23, 2014, 06:44:15 PM »
What is your favorite cover?  (it has to be a cover you prefer over the original)

Song - Cover artist (Original artist)

Million Dollar Bash - Fairport Convention (Bob Dylan and The Band)

A Song For You - Donny Hathway (Leon Russell)
   
Without You - Harry Nilsson (Badfinger)

Stop Your Sobbing - The Pretenders (The Kinks)

Try a Little Tenderness - Otis Redding (Ray Noble / Bing Crosby)
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