Solo Album Favorites (no bands, please)

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    Solo Album Favorites (no bands, please)

    Name a few of your favorite solo artist albums.    No bands this time.   Easy. 

    If you can name a few from various decades, that would be nice.   Have any recent solo artist albums reached true fave status?  

     

     
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    Donovan - ? only have his greatest hits

    Joe Cocker - With A Little Help From My Friends

    Paul Simon - There Goes Rhymin' Simon

    Jackson Browne - Running on Empty

    Don Henley - The End of the Innocence

    Steve Earle - Copperhead Road

    Robbie Robertson - debut album

    Joe Bonamassa - Dust Bowl

     
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    1960s

    Frank Zappa - Hot Rats

    Van Morrison - Astral Weeks

    Leonard Cohen - Songs of Leonard Cohen

    Johnny Cash - At Folsom Prison

    Tim Buckley - Happy Sad

     

    1970s

    Bob Dylan - Blood on the Tracks

    George Harrison - All Things Must Pass

    Lou Reed - Berlin

    Leonard Cohen - Songs of Love and Hate

    Brian Eno - Here Come the Warm Jets

    David Bowie - Hunky Dory

     

    1980s

    Tom Waits - Swordfishtrombones

    Peter Gabriel - So

    Glenn Branca - The Ascension

    Kate Bush - Hounds of Love

     

    1990s

    Bonnie Prince Billy - I See a Darkness

    Bjork - Post

    Elliott Smith - Either/Or

    Tom Waits - Bone Machine

     

    2000s

    Sufjan Stevens - Illinois

    Joanna Newsom - Ys

    Jay Reatard - Blood Visions

    Baby Dee - Love's Small Song

     

    2010s

    Kurt Vile - Wakin on a Pretty Daze

    Bill Callahan - Dream River

    Fiona Apple - The Idler Wheel...

    James Blake - self titled

     
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    And how can I fail to mention,

    Fish - Vigil in a Wilderness of Mirrors

    No, I'm not kidding.  Bonus points for anyone who can name the band he was in before going solo.

    The only way I can describe this album would be 'The best Peter Gabriel album not by Peter Gabriel.'

     
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    Sharon Van Etten - Epic, Tramp http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSpMAdgBG0Q    

    Iron and Wine- The Shepard's Dog, The Creek Drank the Cradle

    Carole King- Tapestry

    Loreena McKennitt- The Mask and Mirror, Book of Secrets, An Ancient Muse

    Jeff Buckely- Grace

    Luka Bloom - Riverside

    Joni Mitchell - Hejira, Blue, The Court and the Spark

    Aimee Mann - Lost in Space, Smiler's

    PJ Harvey - White Chalk, Rid of Me, Let England Shake

    Phosphorescent - Muchacho

    Damien Jurdao - Saint Bartlett    

     

     
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    Surely you jest about solo albums-no bands this time- being EASY Yoga. It's pretty hard to find a purely solo act as most employ supporting casts of some kind. Hope these albums are OK with you:

    • Robert Plant -  The Principle of Moments
    • David Bowie - Let's Dance
    • Billy Idol - Charmed life
    • Ozzy Osbourne - No More Tears

     And a whole bunch more Ozzy.

    Wink

     
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    In response to DeadAhead's comment:
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    1970s

    Eric Clapton - Backless

    Eric Clapton - Slowhand

    Van Morrison - Tupelo Honey

    Van Morrison - Into the Music

    George Harrison - All Things Must Pass

    Neil Young - Comes A Time

    Neil Young - After the Gold Rush

    Bob Dylan - Desire

    1980s

    Stevie Nicks - Bella Donna

    Don Henley - Building the Perfect Beast

    Steve Winwood - Back In The High Life

    1990s 

    Natalie Merchant - Tigerlilly

    Tom Petty - Wildflowers

    Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels On A Gravel Road

    Neil Young - Harvest Moon

     

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    Nice list. I have most of your selections. (Don't have Lucinda Williams or the Bob Dylan albums).

    I would add for Neil Young in the 1970s -- Harvest and Everyone Knows This Is Nowhere.

     
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    In response to Klaas' comment:
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    Surely you jest about solo albums-no bands this time- being EASY Yoga. It's pretty hard to find a purely solo act as most employ supporting casts of some kind. Hope these albums are OK with you:

    • Robert Plant -  The Principle of Moments
    • David Bowie - Let's Dance
    • Billy Idol - Charmed life
    • Ozzy Osbourne - No More Tears

     And a whole bunch more Ozzy.

    Wink

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    Easy only in the context that there won't be as many to choose from, otherwise, I agree that while it's a generalization, true "solo" artists are fewer in number than bands, groups, a duo, and artists that have an albums "with" an integral backing band (although, that may be open to interpretation).  

    A list for me isn't very easy either, and since I now realize I didn't post a list, I need to meet the challenge myself.  :)

     

     
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    In response to Klaas' comment:
    [QUOTE]

    Surely you jest about solo albums-no bands this time- being EASY Yoga. It's pretty hard to find a purely solo act as most employ supporting casts of some kind. Hope these albums are OK with you:

    • Robert Plant -  The Principle of Moments
    • David Bowie - Let's Dance
    • Billy Idol - Charmed life
    • Ozzy Osbourne - No More Tears

     And a whole bunch more Ozzy.

    Wink

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    We really need an "all Ozzie, all the time radio station."

    I really hate to dwell on any album in paticular, but most of my choices have been mentioned already:

    Ozzie, Clapton, Dylan, Neil Young, Bowie, Jackson Browne, Tom Petty, Joni Mitchell.

    Of the more "recent' artists I'd say Beck.

    Kirsty MacColl made a couple of nice albums back in the 90's. I'd have to add Joe Satriani also, he never has disappointed me. 

     
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    Some recent solo efforts of artists from established bands:

    Jim James - Regions Of Light And Sound Of God; Tribute To (as Yim Yames)

    Warren Haynes - Man In Motion

    Ben Ottewell (of Gomez) - Shapes & Shadows

    Johnny Marr - The Messenger

    Paul Weller - Wake Up The Nation

    And:

    Keith Richards - Talk Is Cheap

    David Gilmour - About Face; On An Island

    Roger Hodgson - In The Eye Of The Storm

    Colin Hay - Are You Lookin' At Me?

     

     

     
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    Howlin' Wolf - Moanin' in the Moonlight, Howlin' Wolf

    Chuck Berry - Chck Berry Is On Top, New Juke Box Hits, Rockin' at the Hops, St. Louis to Liverpool

    Bo Diddly - Bo Diddley, Go Bo Diddley, Bo Diddley is a Gunslinger, Have Guitar Will Travel

    Elvis Costello - My Aim is True

    Graham Parker - Howlin' Wind, Heat Treatment

    Joe Jackson - Look Sharp!, I'm the Man

    Nick Lowe - Pure Pop for Now People, Labour of Lust, Party of One, The Convincer

    Bob Dylan - Bringing It All Back Home, Highway 61 Revisited, Blonde On Blonde, Oh Mercy

    Van Morrison - Astral Weeks, Moondance, St. Dominic's Preview, Veedon Fleece, Into the Music

    Richard Thompson - Hand of Kindness, Across a Crowded Room, Daring Adventures, Amnesia, Rumor and Sigh

     

     

     
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    The Book of Secrets - Loreena McKennitt

    Little Voice - Sara Bareilles

    Five Leaves Left - Nick Drake

    Blue - Joni Mitchell

    Songbird - Eva Cassidy

    Highway 61 Revisited - Dylan

    Learning to Flinch - Warren Zevon

    All Things Must Pass - (^+1) George Harrison

    Sarah McLachlan - Wintersong (holiday album currently in my rotation)

     
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    as someone pointed out earlier. Jay Reatard Bllod Visions from 2006 was mint..

     
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    Re: Solo Album Favorites (no bands, please)

    Hi Yoga,

    What an interesting question!  Until now I hadn't realised almost all my favourite music is by bands....gonna think about why that is.  My first thoughts are I like the camaradarie and diversity of a group, but I think it's worth thinking about.

    Of those I do like, there aren't many and some have been mentioned already:

    • Most Blues artists and St. Bo Diddley, of course
    • Jay Reatard
    • Iggy
    • Elvis Costello
    • Bob Mould, although I think his solo work is dwarfed by Husker Du's.

    I'm sure there are a few more, but I reckon 95% plus of my records are by bands.  Hmm.

     

     

     

     

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