I'm surprised we've never had a thread like this before, but here's something to think about: what do you consider the very best Sesame Street albums? It can be based on anything. Nostalgia, great music, great characters on the album, but what are your Abbey Road or St. Pepper's of Sesame albums? I'll start with two of my favorites. Sesame Road - I actually had this on cassette as a kid but never listened to it ever. Why? "The Word is No," the one Sesame song I was petrified of as a youngster was on this very cassette, so I was too scared to ever want to listen to it. I re-discovered it in MP3 form when I was older and realized what an awesome album it is. It does severely lack the main Muppets but the songs on here more than make up for it. The rock parodies are what makes this album, it's like a Cerf tribute! Not much else I can say but this one is one of the great ones, and thankfully a lot longer than most Sesame albums these days! Platinum All-Time Favorites - I haven't listened to this one in a while but also had it in cassette form as a kid. But I know the songs well enough to know that this album is definitely a great celebration of the show's then-26 years on the air. I know there's some Elmo on there but all these songs are key essential songs in Sesame history. Whether or not you actually need this album, your mileage may vary, but it's definitely a great way to have all these songs on one disc. Bert & Ernie Sing-Along - Well, I find this one a tad annoying right now only because my iTunes seems to love playing tracks from this (and the Doozer Knitting Song) when in shuffle mode but all things considered, it represents the classic era Sesame to a tee. I'm pretty sure just about every major classic-era character gets to sing a line in this. And Bert asking for a towel plus the Count singing his song about the Bats in the Belfry crack me up every time.