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									It's 1 o'clock. You've just finished that delicious ham and cheese sandwhich that only mom could have
made better, and you log onto waffles to grab some music while you digest. However, you have no idea
what you want!

How many times has such a similar situation happened to you? Hundreds upon thousands of torrents,
and you have no idea where to even begin. Hopefully, with the help of this little guide, that situation could
resolve itself.

On January 26th, I, planrawsto (though you can call me Jep ;) ) sprung into action to bring together
Wafflers from all around to tell me the best of the best, in their minds, when it comes to the Artist - Album
algorithm. From Beatle to Beefheart, Eno to Dylan, and Radiohead to, uh, Radiohead, I bring you this list!

Waffle Users' 107 Favorite Albums of All Time
Compiled by planrawsto (aka Jep)
Thanks to transylvanian for which this was modeled after.

I tried my best to emulate the same thing that transylvanian did with the OiNK list, and hopefully people
will download albums that they wouldn't have normally, expanding their musical and cultural horizons!
Why 107, you ask? After the 3 vote mark, I couldn't just get rid of the spare random 6 bands!

I'm not going to get *quite* as statistical as transylvanian, but I'll try my best.

[b]The Process[/b]

In short, this was the bulk of the work. I copy/pasted each post that had lists in it (I cut lists that had longer
than 10 albums, sorry guys) and I would CTRL+F to see which had matches. I took care to make sure
that I didn't miss any. There was probably an easier way of doing that, but it's not like I didn't have the

[b]The Stats[/b]
149 people submitted lists (give or take)
I didn't bother counting up the multiple artists vote, because we all know how that always turns out.

Note to lhnz: I would seriously do the nationalities bit, but I have been honest to god working on this since
I got home at 1PM nonstop and it is now nearly 8PM. I just can't bother if this is really necessary atm

[b]Side Notes[/b]
- As with the OiNK list - I noticed that people's lists were either 100% albums that got only 1 vote, OR
were 100% albums that got a lot of votes. There was little middle ground.
- I'm one of the few people who apparently doesn't get [i]In the Aeroplane[/i] :(
- No live albums made the list (unless I missed something)
- If an album got votes, it usually got votes in a sequence (as in, on the same page, posts side by side).
Sporadity was nearly equal.

[b]3 Votes[/b]

[url=]Aphex Twin - Richard D. James
[url=]Arctic Monkeys - Whatever
People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not (2006)[/url]
[url=]blink-182 - Enema of the State

A lot of you will probably be shocked (and quite a few probably apalled) that this even made a list of
supposedly "greatest" albums. You have to hand it to blink-182 for coming up with such a tight mix of
songs, even with the doo-doo language they so used to love.

[url=]Bob Dylan - Bringing It All Back
Home (1965)[/url]
[url=]Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - I See a Darkness
[url=]Brand New - The Devil and God Are
Raging Inside Me (2006)[/url]
[url=]Brian Eno - Another Green World
[url=]Captain Beefheart - Trout Mask Replica
[url=]Cynic - Focus (1993)[/url]
[url=]David Bowie - Hunky Dory (1971)[/url]
[url=]Death from Above 1979 - You're a
Woman, I'm a Machine (2004)[/url]
[url=]Depeche Mode - Violator (1990)[/url]
[url=]Destroyer - Destroyer's Rubies
[url=]Dismemberment Plan - Emergency &
I (1999)[/url]
[url=]King Crimson - In the Court of the
Crimson King (an observation by King Crimson) (1969)[/url]
[url=]Kyuss - Welcome to Sky Valley
[url=]Massive Attack - Blue Lines
[url=]Nine Inch Nails - The Fragile (1999)[/url]
[url=]Pink Floyd - The Dark Side of the Moon
[url=]Radiohead - Amnesiac (2001)[/url]

Amnesiac is more or less a collection of Kid A b-sides, but amazing b-sides they are; the hypnotizing
piano-enduced "Pyramid Song," the dreamy "You and Whose Army?" But what really makes this album?
Is it the stomping, electronic "Pulk/Pull Revolving Doors," much like a more extreme version of Kid A's
track of the same name, or perhaps it's the guitar wielding "Knives Out." No, it has to be the amazing
jazz-laden "Life in a Glass House," where Thom Yorke talks about "chewing the fat" among horns and
trumpets. It's hard to imagine a lovelier song.

[url=]Radiohead - Hail to the Thief
[url=]Sigur Rós - Ágætis Byrjun (1999)[/url]
[url=]Slint - Spiderland (1991)[/url]
[url=]Sonic Youth - Dirty (1992)[/url]
[url=]Television - Marquee Moon (1977)[/url]
[url=]The Beatles - Rubber Soul (1965)[/url]
[url=]The Decemberists - Picaresque (2005)[/url]
Colbert > The Decemberists
[url=]The Flaming Lips - The Soft Bulletin
[url=]The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink
Robots (2002)[/url]
[url=]The Pixies - Surfer Rosa (1988)[/url]
[url=]The Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie
and the Infinite Sadness (1995)[/url]
[url=]The Stone Roses - The
Stone Roses (1989)[/url]
[url=]The Strokes - Is This It (2001)[/url]
[url=]Tom Waits - Rain Dogs (1985)[/url]
[url=]Tool - Ænima (1996)[/url]
[url=]Wolf Parade - Apologies to the
Queen Mary (2005)[/url]

This is one of those albums universally lauded by everyone who's ever heard of them, that I just can't
seem to get into. I've listened to this album several times and I just can't see the appeal. I hope their new
album has something that finally grabs my attention.

[url=]Wu-Tang Clan - Enter the
Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) (1993)[/url]

[b]4 Votes[/b]

[url=]Against Me! - Reinventing Axl Rose
[url=]Bob Dylan - Blonde on Blonde
[url=]Broken Social Scene - You
Forgot It in People (2002)[/url]
[url=]Daft Punk - Alive 2007 (2007)[/url]
[url=]Foo Fighters - The Colour
and the Shape (1997)[/url]
[url=]Guided by Voices - Bee Thousand
[url=]Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV
[url=]Love - Forever Changes
[url=]Miles Davis - Bitches Brew (1970)[/url]
[url=]Nas - Illmatic (1994)[/url]
[url=]Oasis - (What's the Story) Morning
Glory? (1995)[/url]
[url=]Pink Floyd - The Piper at the
Gates of Dawn (1967)[/url]
[url=]Radiohead - In Rainbows

I know a lot of you out there would probably be shocked to see this on the list. I mean, really, it came out
at the end of last year! Surely it shouldn't be on an all-time favorite list? To be fair, this is Radiohead,
(overhyped some say, I know) and I, myself, don't see why people hate this album so much (as I've
noticed being said). [i]In Rainbows[/i] is probably their most solid and cohesive effort since [i]Kid A[/i]
came out. Mind you, I love both [i]Amnesiac[/i] and [i]Hail to the Thief[/i], but those albums were very
loose, in (yet again) my opinion. We could come back to the simple fact that this *is* just Radiohead (what
other band could have people staying up until 5 am on a weekday to hear an album?) or, more obviously,
you could look at the album itself. From the lovely electronic "15 Step" to the beautiful closer "Videotape,"
(let's not get into the bonus disc), this album is just fantastic. While perhaps Radiohead didn't step up to
go out of bounds and do something extreme, they did stay with what they know best. And hey, Thom
Yorke is finally talking about fucking again!

[url=]Sigur Ros - ( ) (2002)[/url]
[url=]Silver Jews - American Water
[url=]Sufjan Stevens - Illinois (2005)[/url]
[url=]The Clash - London Calling
[url=]The Jimi Hendrix Experience -
Electric Ladyland (1968)[/url]
[url=]Tool - Lateralus (2001)[/url]

[b]5 Votes[/b]

[url=]A Tribe
Called Quest - The Low End Theory (1991)[/url]
[url=]Bloc Party - Silent Alarm (2005)[/url]
[url=]Bright Eyes - Lifted or The Story Is in
the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground (2002)[/url]
[url=]DJ Shadow - Endtroducing (1996)
Nirvana - Nevermind (1991)[/url]
[url=]Nine Inch Nails - The Downward
Spiral (1994)[/url]
[url=]Of Montreal - Hissing Fauna, Are You the
Destroyer? (2007)[/url]
[url=]Pearl Jam - Ten (1991)[/url]
[url=]Pink Floyd - Animals (1977)[/url]
[url=]Refused - The Shape of Punk to
Come (1998)[/url]
[url=]Say Anything - ...Is a Real Boy (2004)[/url]
[url=]Steve Reich - Music for 18 Musicians
[url=]Weezer - The Blue Album (1994)[/url]

[b]6 Votes[/b]

[url=]David Bowie - The Rise and
Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (1972)[/url]
[url=]Explosions in the Sky -
The Earth Is Not a Cold Dead Place (2003)[/url]
[url=]Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
[url=]The Beach Boys - Pet
Sounds (1966)[/url]
[url=]The Beatles - The White
Album (1968)[/url]
[url=]The Mars Volta - De-Loused in the
Comatorium (2003)[/url]

[b]7 Votes[/b]

[url=]Boards of Canada - Music
Has the Right to Children (1998)[/url]
[url=]Godspeed You!
Black Emperor - Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven (2000)[/url]
[url=]Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
[url=]Pink Floyd - Wish You
Were Here (1975)[/url]
[url=]Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream
[url=]The Beatles - Abbey Road
[url=]The Pixies - Doolittle (1989)
Weezer - Pinkerton (1996)[/url]

[b]8 Votes[/b]

[url=]Bob Dylan - Blood on The Tracks
[url=]Brand New - Deja Entendu (2003)[/url]
[url=]Jeff Buckley - Grace (1994)[/url]
[url=]Modest Mouse - The
Lonesome Crowded West (1997)[/url]
[url=]Radiohead - The Bends
[url=]Rage Against the
Machine - Rage Against the Machine (1992)[/url]
Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)[/url]

[b]9 Votes[/b]

[url=]The Postal Service - Give
Up (2003)[/url]

[b]10 Votes[/b]

[url=]At the Drive-In - Relationship
of Command (2000)[/url]
[url=]Modest Mouse - The Moon &
Antarctica (2000)[/url]
[url=]My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
[url=]Nirvana - In Utero (1993)[/url]

Not only Haarry's favorite album (Venetian Snares didn't make the list, much to his sweaty weeping), but
one of my own personal favorites, and seemingly a popular vote among Wafflers! (Well, relatively, I'm sort
of glad not every Waffler voted or I'd be doing this list for 5 and a half years).

[b]11 Votes[/b]

[url=]Elliott Smith - Either/Or (1997)[/url]
[url=]The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead

I clearly remember The Smiths simply for the fact that I got into them because of a girl I liked, who I found
out always hated me from the moment I met her. Oh well, The Smiths still stuck with me, and I have to
say this is my favorite album by them, so brilliant in it's own right. Each song is notable, but it's just one of
those albums where you have to listen to the album in it's entirety to fully enjoy... just do it!

[b]12 Votes - Numbers #6 - 10 in no particular order[/b]

[url=]Bob Dylan - Highway 61
Revisited (1965)[/url]
[url=]Interpol - Turn On The Bright
Lights (2002)[/url]
[url=]Sonic Youth - Daydream
Nation (1988)[/url]
[url=]The Beatles - Revolver (1966)[/url]
[url=]The Velvet Underground
- The Velvet Underground and Nico (1967)[/url]

[b]13 Votes - Number #5[/b]


[url=]Daft Punk - Discovery (2001)[/url]

[b]14 Votes - Number #4[/b]


[url=]Arcade Fire - Funeral (2004)[/url]

[b]16 Votes - Number #3[/b]


[url=]Radiohead - Kid A (2000)[/url]

[b]20 Votes - Number #2[/b]


[url=]Radiohead - OK Computer (1997)[/url]

[i]OK Computer[/i], my love, my passion, my hope. Never has an album swooned me in such a way.
Radiohead, being my personal favorite band, has always been a thorn in my side when I have to mention
it in idle conversation to my (real-life) friends. "Hey, what's your favorite band?"/"Oh, Radiohead? Didn't
they do the song 'Creep?' I love that song!" If only people would listen to something else besides 'Creep',
I would be enthralled.

         The opener, "Airbag" is truely a grabber, as the chopped drums and urgency of Thom Yorke's
voice sucks you in, proceeding onto the so-called prog-rock "Paranoid Android." Personally, I feel this
whole prog-rock business is rubbish, and the band members have been known to reject the tag.
Regardless, "Paranoid Android" is an epic song of twists and turns, breaking out into insane Obrien guitar
solos. And of course, I could go on and on about the amazing beauty of "Subterranean Homesick Alien,"
the lush sadness of Romeo + Juliet's closing "Exit Music (For a Film)," the hopefully shattering "Let
Down," and so on and so forth. But, I won't, because one of the most prized moments in the album is the
closing track, "The Tourist." "You ask me where the hell I'm going/At a thousand feet per second," Tom
Yorke croones. It's possibly one of the most earth-shatteringly beautiful songs you'll ever hear. Starting
out slow and lonely, and letting you know to just slow down, man. Idiot, just slow down.

For me, it starts with, as it should, the opening track. The chopped up drums

[b]26 Votes - Number #1[/b]


[url=]Nickelback - All the Right Reasons[/url]
Where we would be without the amazing inner workings of Nickelback? The beautiful arrangement of "Far
Away," the epic ballad of "Savin' Me," the rauncy playfulness of "Animals," and the beautiful tale of
"Photograph," among many many other wonderful songs.

This is a mirage.

I'm glad to say that this album actually did NOT even make the list, nor was it even voted for once.

(Go down)

[b]26 Votes - (The real) Number #1[/b]


[url=]Neutral Milk Hotel - In the
Aeroplane Over the Sea (1998)[/url]

Ah, yes, [i]In the Aeroplane Over the Sea[/i]. The amount of fanboys (and girls) who drool over this album
only pales in comparison to the rabid amount of Halo fans. Personally, I think the album is a pleasant
listen, just not as extraordinary as most people say, though that is just my own humble opinion. If it
means so much to so many people, maybe I'm just not trying hard enough. King of Carrots, here I come.

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