Wednesday, 1 August 2012

The Five Best Van Morrison Albums?

Astral Weeks - Everybody's Favourite it seems

Baby Boomer music fans love lists, apparently.  Rolling Stone, Q, Uncut and Mojo are full of them.  One wag on the net suggested that it won't be long before Mojo publishes its list of the "50 Greatest Lists Ever Published in Mojo" (as chosen by guest celebrities)!  In this post I've listed 30 random internet responses by people trying to answer the unanswerable - 'what are Van's best five albums?'

Rob O'Connor   -   Hymns to the Silence, Common One,  St. Dominic's Preview,  Veedon Fleece and Astral Weeks

Thomas G. Reilly   -   Veedon Fleece,  Moondance,  Saint Dominic's Preview,  Hard Nose the Highway and Into the Music
Yoshiboy   -   The Philosopher's Stone, Veedon Fleece, Moondance, Back on Top and Astral Weeks

Boffyflow   -   Astral Weeks, Into the Music, Dark Knight of the Soul, No Guru, No Method, No Teacher and Tupelo Honey.  
Purplezorro   -   Astral weeks, Moondance, It's Too Late to Stop Now, The Healing Game and How Long Has This Been Going On
Richbracey   -   Astral Weeks, Veedon Fleece, Saint Dominic's Preview, Moondance and Irish Heartbeat
Wouter   -   Veedon Fleece, St.Dominic's Preview, Moondance, Common One and Astral Weeks
Saxophonegirl   -   Moondance, Common One, The Healing Game, Veedon Fleece and It’s Too Late to Stop Now
Luckylepton   -   Hard Nose The Highway, Veedon Fleece, St.Dominic's Preview, Wavelength and It's Too Late To Stop Now

Bmonster exile103   -    Astral Weeks, It's Too Late to Stop Now, Veedon Fleece,  Saint Dominic's Preview and  Moondance
Felixkanmixit   -   Poetic Champions Compose, Enlightenment, Beautiful Vision, The Healing Game and Avalon Sunset
K. Cooper   -   Moondance, Tupelo Honey, It's Too Late To Stop Now, The Best of Van Morrison and Still on Top: The Greatest Hits
Jazzbrett   -   Common One, No Guru, No Method, No Teacher, Veedon Fleece, The Healing Game and Astral Weeks
Anonymous   -   Moondance, Astral Weeks, Veedon Fleece, Common One and Into the Music
Fcescgb   -   Tell Me Something - The Songs of Mose Allison, Moondance, Astral Weeks, Days Like This and The Healing Game
rosebud_rouge   -   Astral Weeks, Veedon Fleece, Tupelo Honey, His Band and the Street Choir and Moondance

Crustclock   -    Veedon Fleece, Into The Music, Astral Weeks, A Period Of Transition and St Dominic's Preview
Bentwick09   -   Hymns To The Silence,  A Night In San Francisco, Inarticulate Speech Of The Heart, Saint Dominic's Preview and No Guru, No Method, No Teacher
Immat   -   Moondance, Astral Weeks, Into The Music, Enlightenment and Hymns To The Silence
Ohsweetthing   -   Astral Weeks, Tupelo Honey, Moondance, His Band and the Street Choir and Veedon Fleece

Johnny Archer   -    Astral Weeks,  Into the Music, Moondance, Saint Dominic's Preview and  No Guru, No Method, No Teacher
leivy10   -   Astral Weeks, Street Choir, Moondance, Into the Music and The Healing Game
Azoren24   -   Astral Weeks, It's Too Late to Stop Now, Common One, Hard Nose the Highway, St. Dominic’s Preview
ldrmo   -   No Guru, No Method, No Teacher, Poetic Champions Compose, Tupelo Honey, Pay the Devil and Hymns To The Silence
van1966   -    No Guru No Method No Teacher,  Astral Weeks,  Into the Music, Moondance  and Poetic Champions Compose
Schuuring   -   Astral Weeks, Veedon Fleece, No Guru, No Method, No Teacher, Beautiful Vision and It's Too Late to Stop Now
Astrosapien   -   Astral Weeks, It's Too Late to Stop Now, His Band and the Street Choir, Wavelength and Poetics Champions Compose
Munch   -   Astral Weeks, Common One,   Saint Dominic's Preview, Enlightenment and Tupelo Honey
Mois Benarroch   -   Veedon Fleece,  Moondance,  Astral Weeks, Saint Dominic's Preview and Inarticulate Speech of the Heart
James D   -   Moondance, His Band and the Street Choir,Tupelo Honey, Into the Music and It's Too Late to Stop No

Conclusion?  It seems like the five albums pictured here are clearly the most popular with fans. 

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