Top 10 Albums from Artists that "went solo"

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  1. BigBadBruins7708

    BigBadBruins7708 Registered User

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    Pretty straight forward, list your top 10 albums from solo artists that left their original band/group.

    no limit per artist


    1. Michael Jackson - Thriller
    2. Eric Clapton - Slowhand
    3. Paul McCartney - Band on the Run
    4. Steve Vai - Passion and Warfare
    5. Joe Walsh - But Seriously, Folks...
    6. Phil Collins - Face Value
    7. Dr Dre - The Chronic
    8. Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard of Ozz
    9. Peter Gabriel - So
    10. Neil Young - Harvest
     
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    No particular order

    Jenny Lewis- The Voyager
    Bjork- Homogenic
    Lou Reid- Blue Mask
    Morrisey- Viva Hate
    Jack White- Lazaretto
    Dr Dre- The Chronic
    Harry Styles- S/T
    Beyonce- Lemonade
    Lauryn Hill- The Miseducation of
     
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    I like your list, and my memory still works, I spotted the Sugarcubes, The Fugees, Destiny's Child and Velvet Underground.
     
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    pre 1990:

    1. Neil Young - After the Gold Rush
    2. Van Morrison - Moondance
    3. Pete Townshend - Empty Glass
    4. George Harrison - All Things Must Pass
    5. Jerry Garcia - Garcia
    6. Joe Walsh - So What
    7. Eric Clapton - 461 Ocean Blvd.
    8. Rod Stewart - Every Picture Tells a Story
    9. Stevie Nicks - Bella Donna
    10. Stephen Stills - Manassas

    post 1990:

    1. Jason Isbell - Southeastern
    2. Jerry Cantrell - Boggy Depot
    3. Mike Ness - Cheating at Solitaire
    4. Jay Farrar - Sebastopol
    5. Erika Wennerstrom - Sweet Unknown
    6. Frank Black - Frank Black
    7. Keith Richards - Main Offender
    8. Jenny Lewis - Rabbit Fur Coat
    9. Brian Setzer - Nitro Burnin' Funny Daddy
    10. Mark Knopfler - Shangri-La
     
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    Couldn't narrow it past twelve (no particular order):

    John Lennon--Plastic Ono Band
    Paul McCartney--Flaming Pie
    George Harrison--All Things Must Pass
    Neil Young--On the Beach
    Tom Petty--Full Moon Fever
    Mick Taylor--Mick Taylor
    Lou Reed--Transformer
    Nico--Chelsea Girl
    Mark Hollis--Mark Hollis
    Bryan Ferry--As Time Goes By
    Peter Frampton--Framton Comes Alive
    Robert Plant--Pictures at Eleven
     
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    I actually traditionally have not liked too many solo careers after artists leave their prime bands, and it always feels like people go a little easier on these albums to me (particularly The Beatles solo albums which I find to be pretty slim pickings), so I'm going to kind of cheat and pack my list with Brian Eno, since he technically counts (Synth player for Roxy Music).

    1. Here Come the Warm Jets by Brian Eno
    2. Taking Tiger Mountain by Strategy by Brian Eno
    3. Another Green World by Brian Eno
    4. Ambient 4: On Land by Brian Eno
    5. E2-E4 by Manuel Gottsching
    6. Rock Bottom by Robert Wyatt
    7. Ambient 1: Music For Airports by Brian Eno
    8. Plastic Ono Band by John Lennon
    9. Band of Gypsys by Jimi Hendrix
    10. Paris 1919 by John Cale

    Beyond that, most of the famous ones, I tend to only find moderately enjoyable.
     
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    Jack Straw Moving much too slow

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    I'll just mention one that I don't think anyone has listed- Springsteen's "Nebraska".
     
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    Justin Timberlake's FutureSex/LoveSounds comes to mind
     
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    Assuming 1) being in a successful band and 2) not releasing solo albums until after that band is successful (ie: Neil Young would not be eligible).

    In no particular order:

    Phil Collins - ...But Seriously
    Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel 3
    Tom Cochrane - Mad Mad World
    David Usher - Strange Birds
    Rob Thomas - Cradlesong
    Edwin (I Mother Earth) - Another Spin
    John Lennon - Imagine
    Sting - Ten Summoner's Tales
    Tom Petty - Wildflowers
    Don Henley - The End Of The Innocence
     
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    This is hard.
    Joe Perry
    Stevie Winwood
    Richie Blackmore
    Ummm
     
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    frisco Some people say that there's a woman to blame...

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    Steve Perry-Street Talk
    Freddie Mercury-Mr. Bad Guy
    Lou Gramm-Ready Or Not
    Glenn Frey-Strange Weather
    Tommy Shaw-Girls With Guns
    Stevie Nicks-Wild Heart
    Gwen Stefani-Love. Angel. Music. Baby.
    Steve Perry-For The Love Of Strange Medicine
    Lou Gramm-Long Hard Look
    Dennis DeYoung-Desert Moon

    My Best-Carey
     
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    Two such albums I really enjoy

    Chris Cornell - Euphoria Morning
    Evan Dando - Baby I'm Bored

    One such album that's utterly disgusting

    Tarja (Turunen) - My Winter Storm
     

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