• Albums that put you in a good mood no matter what.
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I was feeling pretty down today, so I put on Kid A. Needless to say that did [I]not [/I]help my mood. After some thinking, I realised I had nearly no albums that are [I]happy.[/I] Almost all my absolute favourite albums have something brooding or melancholic about them, from Kid A to This is Happening. I then decided it was time to say bye to Thom Yorke for a while when I realised I should have been listening to this: [IMG]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/9/90/The_rapture_-_pieces_of_the_people_we_love.jpg/220px-The_rapture_-_pieces_of_the_people_we_love.jpg[/IMG] [video=youtube;dbwz0pjPRiI]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbwz0pjPRiI[/video] This album isn't particularly revolutionary or important by any means (in fact, the band's first album is much moreso), but holy shit, every time I listen to this I just end up ignoring everything else and just [I]enjoying [/I]it. This sort of thing just makes me feel better, I don't know what it is in particular about it. All the sweet bass grooves, the cowbell, the pulsing synths under the chattering guitars, I couldn't care less if it's mostly without substance, it just restores my faith in people, it almost serves to me as an anti depressant. So, do you guys have any albums like that? Quality music that's also happy? I noticed an absence of it in my library. I'd really like to know because I need more of it. While they are relatable and generally musically better, melancholic albums do not help a bad mood, for me at least. [editline]28th February 2012[/editline] I don't mean songs, I mean whole albums. I have plenty of songs that are happy, but finding a whole album that has a positive message is a rare thing, I find.
[img]http://f0.bcbits.com/z/22/72/2272825005-1.jpg[/img] So good and awesome.
[img]http://www.theindiemusicdb.com/db/peektyurs/albums/thewombats/aguide.jpg[/img] Great album. Every song is uplifting and makes you want to tap your feet and smile.
[img]http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_fjHwEooGqL0/SwlBY2vIObI/AAAAAAAACKA/GUAMaPXYggY/s1600/brian_wilson_-_smile_a.jpg[/img] [img]http://www.monochrom.at/cracked/reviews/C_cohen.jpg[/img] [img]http://www.soundstagedirect.com/media/the_clash_london_calling_vers2.jpg[/img] [img]http://www.steviewonder.org.uk/discography/albums/artwork/songs_in_the_key_of_life.jpg[/img] [img]http://image.lyricspond.com/image/e/artist-elton-john/album-honky-chateau/cd-cover.jpg[/img] [img]http://media.jukebo.com/a690/a2202.jpg[/img] and [img]http://assets.rollingstone.com/assets/images/album_review/07fb5fd9a4b26e1aca11d36650fc26042e4e8da0.jpg[/img] Animal Collective. Call it what you want, but if you didn't like the Smile album, you won't enjoy this. It all relates.
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I still need to give that a listen.
[img]http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-b_uUCw_4VVo/TvWmtAtfGaI/AAAAAAAABZ4/g0TiP120HY8/s1600/folder.jpg[/img] This album is so chill and it swaps from uplifting to melancholy really well and it's just overall insanely good, which makes me happy.
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tokyo anal dynamite by gerogerigegege
[media][URL]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8Vr53on5hs[/URL][/media] have not listened to it in so long though [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAbc5yhbBFQ[/media] these guys are my go to now
the strokes is this it and the hives vedi verdi vicious or whatever are good for me
[img]http://www.albumoftheyear.org/album/covers/brighten-the-corners.jpg[/img]
[QUOTE=AK'z;34910176] [img]http://assets.rollingstone.com/assets/images/album_review/07fb5fd9a4b26e1aca11d36650fc26042e4e8da0.jpg[/img] Animal Collective. Call it what you want, but if you didn't like the Smile album, you won't enjoy this. It all relates.[/QUOTE] recently I finally gave in and decided I like Animal Collective... I've come a long way from thinking MPP was boring and Strawberry Jam was annoying. I fell in love with Feels just as I was about to give them up and then the rest of the albums just grew on me.
I still prefer Sung Tongs. But I've only actually listened to their other stuff for the first time recently.
[IMG]http://www.google.dk/imgres?q=fizzle+fry&um=1&hl=da&sa=N&biw=1600&bih=798&tbm=isch&tbnid=p_67zeAJsFtNYM:&imgrefurl=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frizzle_Fry&docid=PTBXNwqr_CmdhM&imgurl=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/e/ed/Primus-Frizzle_Fry.jpg/220px-Primus-Frizzle_Fry.jpg&w=220&h=222&ei=2-JNT5WhLczsOa63kKUC&zoom=1&iact=rc&dur=0&sig=113159609776544789609&page=1&tbnh=142&tbnw=147&start=0&ndsp=32&ved=1t:429,r:1,s:0&tx=133&ty=66[/IMG] Mostly anything with Primus, to be honest.
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[QUOTE=Systema;34923766][media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCc3NAbRvnc[/media] [/QUOTE] The full version of this song is phenomenal. When a band goes outside of its comfort box to create a postlude as amazing as that, is just fucking pure brilliance. I really wish I could find more bands/artists that step out of their genre to make a electronic track like that.
[QUOTE=Zenpod;34910231][img]http://c438342.r42.cf2.rackcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Andrew-WK-I-Get-Wet.jpg[/img][/QUOTE] [url]http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/184-i-get-wet/[/url]
[QUOTE=Gar~;34927520][url]http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/184-i-get-wet/[/url][/QUOTE] Rule 1 of Music on the internet: Pitchfork is shite and should never be trusted Always lived by this, doin' just fine
[QUOTE=MorningWoody;34926739]The full version of this song is phenomenal. When a band goes outside of its comfort box to create a postlude as amazing as that, is just fucking pure brilliance. I really wish I could find more bands/artists that step out of their genre to make a electronic track like that.[/QUOTE] I love their dub remix album (Blood) too. It's a bit hit and miss but when it hits, it hits pretty hard and makes for some pretty interesting stuff.
[QUOTE=Gar~;34927520][url]http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/184-i-get-wet/[/url][/QUOTE] Didn't they make that album the best of 2000. Makes no sense.
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[QUOTE=Zenpod;34927582]Rule 1 of Music on the internet: Pitchfork is shite and should never be trusted Always lived by this, doin' just fine[/QUOTE] are ya? half of the idiots on /mu/ and THUS ON OUR OWN MUSIC SECTION (god forbid we form our own opinions) just follow the shit they spew. People cite their reviews to show how they are "wrong" or what have you but all of the opinion pieces on there and discussions have the same view on most albums. Without them none of you dolts would know who the fuck bon iver is or half of these other guys. [editline]29th February 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=AK'z;34928290]Didn't they make that album the best of 2000. Makes no sense.[/QUOTE] see this is what you people don't understand at all about journalism. the site is run by a group of people and managed by an editor. reviews are written by ONE PERSON, they do not reflect the thoughts of anyone else writing or working for the site/magazine in any capacity. That review is just a one off where the guy writing it clearly didn't get that Andrew WAS in fact being ironic, the joke went over his head in the same way the fact that many punk and metal bands are not being serious at all. It isn't the craziest thing in the world, and the fact it showed up on their "best of 2000" list shows that the opinion of one reviewer on the site doesn't reflect a thing. [editline]29th February 2012[/editline] and fyi bon iver was literally made by pitchfork. they are the ONLY reason anyone knows of him at all.
easily comfort eagle for me [img]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51IB3w0rTUL._SL500_AA300_.jpg[/img]
I would have thought the reviewers were chosen, then the rating was agreed upon and released. That's usually what happens with Rolling Stone and AllMusic.
[QUOTE=vagrant;34923656]recently I finally gave in and decided I like Animal Collective... I've come a long way from thinking MPP was boring and Strawberry Jam was annoying. I fell in love with Feels just as I was about to give them up and then the rest of the albums just grew on me.[/QUOTE] spirit they're here spirit they've vanished is their best album
My opinion on Pitchfork is that it's simultaneously the best and worst music site. A lot of the reviews are insanely pretentious but if you dig through some of the things like Best New Albums and whatnot then you can find some pretty interesting new stuff
[QUOTE=AK'z;34930674]I would have thought the reviewers were chosen, then the rating was agreed upon and released. That's usually what happens with Rolling Stone and AllMusic.[/QUOTE] rolling stone allows just flat out random people to SUBMIT reviews to them lol. Ratings are never "agreed" on, it is always one man's opinion, with game, movie, or music reviews. jesus christ
[QUOTE=Vedicardi;34931452]rolling stone allows just flat out random people to SUBMIT reviews to them lol. Ratings are never "agreed" on, it is always one man's opinion, with game, movie, or music reviews. jesus christ[/QUOTE] okay cool. thanks for the info arsehole.
[QUOTE=Vedicardi;34930565]are ya? half of the idiots on /mu/ and THUS ON OUR OWN MUSIC SECTION (god forbid we form our own opinions) just follow the shit they spew. People cite their reviews to show how they are "wrong" or what have you but all of the opinion pieces on there and discussions have the same view on most albums. Without them none of you dolts would know who the fuck bon iver is or half of these other guys.[/QUOTE] Pretty sure maybe 98% of my music hasn't been on Pitchfork. Only ones I can think of is WK and Mastodon
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