• Recommend an Album... And why
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[URL=http://filesmelt.com/][IMG]http://filesmelt.com/dl/arntor.jpg[/IMG][/URL] The masterpiece from the Norwegian Black/Sogne Metal group Windir. All the albums after this one is a masterpiece. The way Valfar (the main man behind the band) uses synth along with guitars and his special voice makes it all perfect.
[IMG]http://i45.tinypic.com/25h3c6d.jpg[/IMG] Big Star's #1 Record. Despite the name the album barely sold because the label didn't have enough money to distribute it to stores. It's a shame really. Every song on the album is catchy as hell. Cheap Trick covered In the Street, and that became the theme song to That 70's show. In between the rockers are acoustic ballads that are touching and beautiful. It may seem a bit standard today, but back then, it was awesome, and very influential. Also, you can't deny that Chris Bell and Alex Chilton (both are now dead, Alex just recently), are both brilliant song writers, and that the songs are catchy as hell. You can get This album along with it's follow up Radio City on one CD now.
[IMG]http://i48.tinypic.com/293jbs7.jpg[/IMG] This is [I]Los Campesinos![/I] second album. From start to finish it is full of great lyrics, awesome riffs and an all around brilliant sound. I would hazard to say that this album is one of the best indie albums of all time. Anybody who like indie, rock or is just looking for something really relaxing and fun to listen to should check out [I]We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed[/I].
[IMG]http://image.lyricspond.com/image/p/artist-porcupine-tree/album-deadwing/cd-cover.jpg[/IMG] One of if not my favourite albums of all time. Ingenious lyrics, meaningful songs, powerful delivery, this album is so close to perfect it's not even funny. I dream of writing something as amazing as this one day [IMG]http://littlepatchofyellowwall.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/neutralmilkhotel-in-the-aeroplane-over-the-sea.jpg[/IMG] Neutral Milk Hotel - In an Aeroplane Over the Sea One of my recent discoveries after seeing it lauded everywhere it could be, and now I understand why. Take the songwriting of Bob Dylan, and add to it the fuzz rock sound of 60s garage rock bands, and you'd maybe get something like this. Not my genre by any means, but a truly great album
[QUOTE=Dopey Trout;22149928] Neutral Milk Hotel - In an Aeroplane Over the Sea [/QUOTE] [img]http://9.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_kvozctSOju1qzv9mho1_500.jpg[/img]
Adagio - Underworld [img]http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_FKL9meybEl0/SpqyhCQOvCI/AAAAAAAAANk/t41PrBT24rc/s400/Underworld.jpg[/img] This album is generally regarded as the French progressive metal act's masterpiece. The arrangements are powerful and intricate, the harmonies are interesting, the musicianship is top-notch, and the singer, David Readman, has some serious balls. [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edpFB1NOxt4[/media] Also, everyone in the band is a shredder. If you've never heard bass sweeping, now you have the opportunity: [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xgv4Em8YT_U[/media]
[QUOTE=AlmondMirage;22158358]Adagio - Underworld [img_thumb]http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_FKL9meybEl0/SpqyhCQOvCI/AAAAAAAAANk/t41PrBT24rc/s400/Underworld.jpg[/img_thumb] This album is generally regarded as the French progressive metal act's masterpiece. The arrangements are powerful and intricate, the harmonies are interesting, the musicianship is top-notch, and the singer, David Readman, has some serious balls. [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edpFB1NOxt4[/media] Also, everyone in the band is a shredder. If you've never heard bass sweeping, now you have the opportunity: [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xgv4Em8YT_U[/media][/QUOTE] This is a good post.
[QUOTE=Dopey Trout;22149928][IMG]http://image.lyricspond.com/image/p/artist-porcupine-tree/album-deadwing/cd-cover.jpg[/IMG][/QUOTE] I counter your Deadwing with In Absentia. [img]http://forum.ge/uploads/post-21-1207570521.jpg[/img] Best album from Porcupine Tree imo, there's a hidden meaning in the whole album, features songs that stand out alone but still is a good concept album, I usually like to listen to this album fully.
[QUOTE=Artifact;22132471][IMG]http://i39.tinypic.com/hskduq.jpg[/IMG] Not many albums have truly innovative lyrics in its genre or during it's time. [URL="http://www.facepunch.com/#"]View YouTUBE video[/URL] [URL]http://youtube.com/watch?v=uFimA6sNRIM[/URL] Forget everything that their following two albums were like. (E.g. 'The Kill' & 'Kings and Queens') One of those albums that take you on a journey from the start to the very end[/QUOTE] [IMG]http://juiceonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/this-is-war.jpg[/IMG] Honestly prefer This is War to the other two (though both have awesome songs). Every song is just too awesome to ever pass on an iPod or whatever, and the crowd parts are so epic, especially live. A Beautiful Lie has nice personal songs, and the first album has very eery and cool out-of-this-world lyrics, but This is War seems to really combine them. And yeah, Jared is an ass on stage sometimes, but he still performs one hell of a show.
Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral [img]http://www.soundstagedirect.com/media/nine_inch_nails_the_downward_spiral.jpg[/img] Mostly because of this: [url]http://www.4degreez.com/nailz/ninterpretations/downspiral.html[/url] If you're willing to listen to the whole album and read this long interpretation the album becomes even more thought provoking. At least for me.
[QUOTE=KanonieR;22106757]MGMT - Congratulations <--- Album cover This album is amazing, they took a further step away from the likes of 'Kids' and 'Time to Pretend' in favor of the psychedelic rock that filled up half of 'Oracular Spectacular'. Each song is without a doubt a grower. If you only listen to one song, let it be 'Siberian Breaks'.[/QUOTE] Oh, I didn't realize they had a new album out, rad. Anyway, [img]http://www.tasmandiscoveries.nl/components/com_virtuemart/shop_image/product/9c611f4841043a6b3212739690e7b633.jpg[/img] [img]http://www.israbox.com/uploads/posts/2009-12/1261929669_cover.jpg[/img] [img]http://heardbefore.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/by-the-way.jpg[/img]
Anacrusis - Screams And Whispers [img]http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_XVhxwqBN4oY/SlAI789I8_I/AAAAAAAAASs/R97CkoGOGjo/s400/Screams%2BAnd%2BWhispers%2Bby%2Bfata%2B(2).jpg[/img] I keep recommending metal. Next album will be something from a different genre. Anyhow... Anacrusis experimented with the blend of thrash metal and progressive rock, and is often credited as being one of the first bands to do so. Another reason you should listen to this album: it kicks ass, and their entire discography is available for free download on their website. [url]http://www.anacrusis.us/[/url] [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3RFVFkkpvA[/media]
[img]http://img12.nnm.ru/8/c/3/6/8/8c368d01e4b72025c1b85c7b46c7fd53_full.jpg[/img] Ayreon's musical style derives mostly from heavy metal and progressive rock, but combines them with genres like folk, classical and electronica to form what some call a completely new style of music. The Human Equation is the sixth album by Arjen Anthony Lucassen, released under the name Ayreon. It was released on May 25, 2004. As with other Ayreon albums, it features guest appearances from several musicians previously unrelated to the project, including James LaBrie of Dream Theater, Mikael Åkerfeldt of Opeth, Eric Clayton of Saviour Machine, and Devin Townsend, performing music arranged and written by Lucassen. This album is absolutely amazing, the conceptual idea behind the album is out of this world. [url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Human_Equation[/url] to read more about the concept and storyline behind the album. [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ve6sJTvHyys&feature=related&fmt=22&fmt=18[/media]
[QUOTE=whitespace;22158863]I counter your Deadwing with In Absentia. Best album from Porcupine Tree imo, there's a hidden meaning in the whole album, features songs that stand out alone but still is a good concept album, I usually like to listen to this album fully.[/QUOTE] I used to prefer In Absentia to Deadwing, but the more I listen to both of them the more Deadwing stands out. Even though In Absentia is definitely in my top ten favourite albums along with Deadwing. To contribute again, [img]http://www.israbox.com/uploads/posts/2009-12/1261633974_931daebbdd4c1d9fb810d8391fc.jpg[/img] Diablo Swing Orchestra - Sing Along Songs for the Damned & Delirious One of the most insane albums you will ever hear. Imagine System of a Down, a jazz orchestra and Devin Townsend having a tea party in Tim Burton's house and you'd be remotely close. Absolute genius
[QUOTE=Hayabusa07;22159016][IMG]http://juiceonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/this-is-war.jpg[/IMG] Honestly prefer This is War to the other two (though both have awesome songs). Every song is just too awesome to ever pass on an iPod or whatever, and the crowd parts are so epic, especially live. A Beautiful Lie has nice personal songs, and the first album has very eery and cool out-of-this-world lyrics, but This is War seems to really combine them. And yeah, Jared is an ass on stage sometimes, but he still performs one hell of a show.[/QUOTE] I admit 'A Beautiful Lie' & and 'This Is War' were impressive albums, but there's something I can't put my finger on about how the self titled album tops them... Hard to say, maybe a song will help explain. [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAqjQ6xHzxw[/media] Skip to 1:05 for those who are impatient...
Hell of a lot of metal and rock here to drive someone crazy! what about some more jazz or blues? Maybe some soul or rnb too :] great metal is black sabbath or acdc great rock is beatles or rolling stones expected a lot more of that kind of talk, that television band was close to what i was expecting surprised of the variety of rock here though
[QUOTE=Dopey Trout;22164345] To contribute again, [img]http://www.israbox.com/uploads/posts/2009-12/1261633974_931daebbdd4c1d9fb810d8391fc.jpg[/img] Diablo Swing Orchestra - Sing Along Songs for the Damned & Delirious One of the most insane albums you will ever hear. Imagine System of a Down, a jazz orchestra and Devin Townsend having a tea party in Tim Burton's house and you'd be remotely close. Absolute genius[/QUOTE] I download this because of your post. Sick fucking album! [img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/ed/The-Queen-is-Dead-cover.png[/img] I'd rec this mostly because the lyrics are so up front and relate able in a way. Easily the best Smiths album!
[QUOTE=Akayz;22166308]Hell of a lot of metal and rock here to drive someone crazy! what about some more jazz or blues? Maybe some soul or rnb too :] great metal is black sabbath or acdc great rock is beatles or rolling stones expected a lot more of that kind of talk, that telephone band was close to what i was expecting surprised of the variety of rock here though[/QUOTE] Metal has a lot of variety inside of it's genres. ACDC isn't metal either.
Daft Punk - Discovery [img]http://trippingfranklins.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/daft_punk__discovery.jpg[/img] I really cannot big this album up enough. If you're looking to get into dance music, this is a great place to start. It's basically house music, but with a kind of cheesy 80s euro-disco edge to it. It's one of the few albums I can say with confidence is absolutely flawless from start to finish. Plus, guest spots from Romanthony and Todd Edwards = WIN.
[QUOTE=HumanAbyss;22166401]Metal has a lot of variety inside of it's genres. ACDC isn't metal either.[/QUOTE] I do understand the variety that metal has, just yet to discover that acdc are definitely metal, although most of their popular work is predominantly hard rock style i was just surprised about the variety of metal rather than variety of genres which was what i was expecting
[img]http://images.uulyrics.com/cover/b/breaking-benjamin/album-we-are-not-alone.jpg[/img] Breaking Benjamin is a gothic rock band with some Celtic influences put into their music. They also have a great vocalist and some catchy guitar riffs. "So Cold" is probably the best song on there. They also do some very good clean songs, such as "Forget it" and "rain" which are also great songs.
[img]http://astrangelyisolatedplace.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/caribou-swim-aa.jpg[/img] Electronic awesomeness.
[IMG]http://i48.tinypic.com/2qve0zk.jpg[/IMG] This is what you get when you mix Merzbow, and the Beach Boys. The songs are very catchy while lots of feedback and noise make things cool and interesting. The only downside is that it hurts my ears listening to it.
Get some funk in here. The Al McKay Allstars - Live In Europe [img]http://images.payplay.fm/a/l/almckayallstars/600/almckayallstars.jpg[/img] The guitarist from Earth Wind and Fire playing arrangements of that band with some seriously tight musicians. Amazing stuff. And hearing anybody saying "Goodnight, Lithuania!" is always hilarious. [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7e-7nTut-E[/media]
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[img]http://www.truemetal.org/metalwallpaper/images/soulsofblack.jpg[/img] Chuck Billy nails James Hetfield's vocal range flawlessly while Alex, Eric, Greg, and Louie provide a solid thrash metal background to go, IMO a mandatory requirement for all metalheads.
[QUOTE=Dopey Trout;22164345][im g]http://www.israbox.com/uploads/posts/2009-12/1261633974_931daebbdd4c1d9fb810d8391fc.jpg[/img] Diablo Swing Orchestra - Sing Along Songs for the Damned & Delirious One of the most insane albums you will ever hear. Imagine System of a Down, a jazz orchestra and Devin Townsend having a tea party in Tim Burton's house and you'd be remotely close. Absolute genius[/QUOTE] I honestly preferred their first album more. But yes, they still had some great songs on it. [img]http://streetlightsdance.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/1-0.jpg[/img] The Butcher's Ballroom Diablo Swing's first album emphasized more towards "Swing Metal" rather than the quirky avant-garde metal in Sing Along Songs for the Damned & Delirious. Their "swing" style was almost non-existent in their second album. Also, Annlouice Wolgers takes the lead in every song rather than just a few; She has an amazing voice.
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Gong - Radio Gnome Invisible trilogy + the other ones. 1. Flying Teapot [img]http://www.progarchives.com/progressive_rock_discography_covers/848/cover_1071225112008.jpg[/img] 2. Angel's Egg [img]http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_yU1SOZYDgU4/STXBoLdJgTI/AAAAAAAABUw/xmfy-d5Fa0c/s400/Gong+-+RGI+2.jpg[/img] 3. You [img]http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_UnI9RbKLCr4/SpIliokNe8I/AAAAAAAAAO8/maGprh5n-ZU/s400/you+gong.jpg[/img] Gong was (and is) a psychedelic rock/jazz/whatever band formed in the 70's by Australian national Daevid Allen when he was denied entry into Great Britain. He met his then-girlfriend, Gilli Smyth, in France, and they formed the band after finding saxophonist/flautist Didier Malherbe living in a cave. The Radio Gnome trilogy is their best-known work: a series of concept albums that detail a story and philosophy invented by Daevid Allen, mixing hippie social ideas, very probably LSD-related stuff, and stories from the lives of the band members. The result is, well, wacky. You can read the mythology on Wikipedia. [url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gong_(band[/url]) [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imk9JsPJEE8[/media] [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRI2Mjm6YYU[/media] [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFSNs9GQe_4[/media] [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2drSP4wyNLQ[/media] The trilogy from the 70's was continued in later years with three additional albums: Shapeshifter, Zero To Infinity, and 2032. Like the original Radio Gnome albums, they're trippy. [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pw8ZESzpL3M[/media]
[IMG]http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y232/MARICABAN/sirens_of_the_sea.jpg[/IMG] good trance
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