What is your favorite "solo" album of all time?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Rose River Bear, Dec 3, 2019.

  1. Hiraeth

    Hiraeth Forum Resident

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    I personally have never heard it, despite being a huge Stones fan, but Keith's Talk Is Cheap is highly regarded.
     
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  2. CoachD

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    Not sure if the album is great, but "Life's Been Good" is a pretty classic track.
     
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  3. mark winstanley

    mark winstanley Pick up a fast car, burn my name in the road

    Ahhh, sorry

    I reckon Ace's solo album is great.
    Snowblind
    Ozone
    Fractured Mirror
    Great stuff! :)
     
  4. lonelysea

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    Beats the hell out of Primitive Cool, that’s for sure!
     
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  5. dubious title

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    My first thought was the opposite of yours. Jon's Olias. Chris's has never connected with me. Goofy as Olias is, it's a masterpiece that transports me back to my younger self looking at a star filled summer sky.
     
  6. Uncle Miles

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    I don't know if this counts, the Velvets were still together but Nico was out of it:
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  7. CoachD

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    I recall seeing him do a solo song on SNL that was pretty great. I think that was about the last time I heard it though..
     
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  8. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Forum Resident Thread Starter

    I am not sure about that. Some others have been picked a few times as well. I guess I can add up the choices at the end to see what the winner is.
    I am surprised how diverse the choices are.
     
  9. Jeff57

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    Ram came out in May of 1971. Wings Wild Life came out in December.
     
  10. nedison

    nedison Peter Blegvad's #1 Fan

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    Had it been released at the time, I'd be here registering a vote for A Hole in the Sock of Dave Davies!

    Still some of his most astounding work.
     
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  11. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Forum Resident Thread Starter

    I agree.
    I was wrong. Ram does not count per my rule.
     
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  12. edfom

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    I love that album and was going to nominate it. There's No Way Out Of Here, while a cover, is a fantastic song.


    I'll chip in with Dave Gahan's Hourglass. Miles ahead of his first solo album and really showed some growth as a lyricist.
    And also Richard Wright's Broken China. Beautiful album.
     
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  13. Jeff57

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    I just read the thread title without reading the rule. That's why I said "Paul & Linda...RAM". But that obviously doesn't follow the rule. I take it back.
     
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  14. Hiraeth

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    John Phillips The Wolf King of L.A. is a fantastic album, released before the final Mamas and Papas album People Like Us.

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  15. Alf Panek

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  16. Musician95616

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    1. Phil Collins "Face Value"
    2. Chris Squire "Fish Out Of Water"
    3. Keith Richards "Talk Is Cheap"
    4. David Crosby "If I Could Only Remember My Name"
     
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  17. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Forum Resident Thread Starter

    I am surprised that you are the first to list one of his. Unless I missed one.
     
  18. Alf Panek

    Alf Panek Forum Resident

    I’m surprised too; thus, I had to do it :shh:
     
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  19. JakeKlas

    JakeKlas Impatiently waiting for an 8-track revival

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    The OP’s choice of Chris Squire is probably my choice as well.

    But just to throw something new in the mix, fighting for that #1 spot for me is Steve Perry’s Street Talk.

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  20. Alf Panek

    Alf Panek Forum Resident

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    Love this one too
     
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  21. Mother

    Mother Forum Resident

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    So many solo artists originate from bands, but narrowing it down to:

    Stephen Malkmus - Face the Truth
    Paul McCartney - McCartney
    John Lennon - Plastic Ono Band
    Paul Simon - Graceland
    Peter Gabriel - So
    Lou Reed - Transformer
    Keith Richards - Talk is Cheap
    Bryan Ferry - In Your Mind
    Iggy Pop - The Idiot
    Roger Waters - The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking
    Jeff Tweedy - Warm
    Johnny Thunders - So Alone
    John Cale - Music for a New Society
     
  22. Mother

    Mother Forum Resident

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    My choice would be From a Compound Eye. A true solo masterpiece.
     
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  23. SonyTek

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  24. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Forum Resident Thread Starter

    My rule was an album while the artist was still in a band. Some of yours don't come under that rule. Sorry.
     
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  25. Rose River Bear

    Rose River Bear Forum Resident Thread Starter

    I think this one may be the one with the most picks.
     

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