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What three albums should I get?

BomanTheBearBomanTheBear Registered User regular
edited June 2008 in Help / Advice Forum
Alright, H/A. You guys have been a straight up gold mine to me so far. So I present you with yet another challenge. I've become somewhat of a music collector as of late. But I'm running out of sources to turn to. So here's the thing. Name me three albums (or artists) that you think I should get ahold of above all others. Feel free to not limit yourselves to three if you feel you can't. And as for genre, anything that isn't country or screamo (and even then, if it's REALLY GOOD country or screamo, I'll look into it). So H/A, what you got for me?

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    KealohaKealoha Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Menomena - Friend and Foe. Great music and excellent packaging.

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    Nite-ManNite-Man Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    ...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead - Sources Tags & Code (Best CD of '02)
    At the Drive-In - Relationship of Command (kinda screamo)
    Minus the Bear - Menos el Olso

    Bonus 2:

    Death From Above 1979 - You're a Woman, I'm a Machine
    Circle Takes the Square - As the Roots Undo (screamo)

    I really hate the word screamo. :P

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    starmanbrandstarmanbrand Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    GLUE- Seconds Away. Hiphop. Adeem is an incredible MC.
    ELO- Greatest Hits. Whenever it comes to classic rock, I get greatest hits. and ELO is fucking awesome.
    Jenny Owen Youngs- Batten the Hatches- Fun, sarcastic female singer/songwriter. One of those indie girls, but she has an awesome sense of humor.

    Check JOY on Myspace, look for GLUE on iTunes. That is their first album so most of the tracks have been pushed off their myspace for newer ones.

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    BomanTheBearBomanTheBear Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Nite-Man wrote: »
    ...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead - Sources Tags & Code (Best CD of '02)
    At the Drive-In - Relationship of Command (kinda screamo)
    Minus the Bear - Menos el Olso

    Bonus 2:

    Death From Above 1979 - You're a Woman, I'm a Machine
    Circle Takes the Square - As the Roots Undo (screamo)

    I really hate the word screamo. :P
    #1, Holy shit, nite-man, awesome avatar.

    #2, You're a Woman, I'm a Machine is one of my favorite albums of all time.

    #3, Menomena has a pretty wicked sound so far.

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    JebusUDJebusUD Adventure! Candy IslandRegistered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Modest Mouse's "Good News for People Who Love Bad News"

    Arcade Fire's "Funeral"

    The Decemberists' "Castaways and Cutouts"

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    PheezerPheezer Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited June 2008
    At The Drive-In's Relationship of Command is more listenable than In-Casino-Out, but either I'd say are really fucking acceptable. Acrobatic Tenement is somewhat less amazing.

    But I'm going to go in a different direction:
    Kyuss - Welcome To Sky Valley (Potentially the greatest stoner rock album of all time)
    The Talking Heads - Remain In Light (The best of their entire career)
    Devo - Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are DEVO!

    Kyuss started a movement that a lot of people are only tangentially aware of in the most basic sense, but that doesn't make them any less brilliant. Welcome To Sky Valley sort of represents the best of the early stoner rock era in a really nice little package.
    The Talking Heads are of course a little more than simply trend-setting and Remain In Light represents what I consider to be some of their best material. Brian Eno's influence is detectable but not overwhelming, and I don't think it gets much better than a track listing that runs from Crosseyed and Painless to The Great Curve to Once In A Lifetime to Houses In Motion. This album has had a broad and lasting impact on the nature of popular music since its release and if you don't have it and if you don't love it, there's something missing in your life.
    Devo's Q/A is the best punk album ever released by a new wave band. Another Eno produced album, another huge landmark, and another collection of brilliant songs.

    If you've got Remain In Light or Q/A, I recommend Sonic Youth's Daydream Nation and Brian Eno's Taking Tiger Mountain.

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    XenosX_XenosX_ Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    I am an audiophile with extremely broad taste.

    Between the Buried and Me - Colors (Progressive Metal)
    Blind Faith - Blind Faith (Blues Rock)
    Charles Mingus - Ah Um (Jazz)
    Dave Brubeck - Time Out (Jazz)
    The Dear Hunter - Act I: The Lake South, The River North (Post Hardcore)
    Estradasphere - Buck Fever (Avant Garde)
    John McLaughlin - Extrapolation (Jazz)
    Kayo Dot - Dowsing Anemone with Copper Tongue (Avant Garde)
    King Crimson - Red (Progressive Rock)
    Kiss Kiss - Reality Vs. The Optimist (Indie Rock)
    Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV (Rock)
    Mahavishnu Orhcestra - Birds of Fire (Jazz Fusion)
    The Mars Volta - Frances the Mute (Progressive Rock)
    Maudlin of the Well - Bath (Avant Garde)
    Miles Davis - Miles Smiles (Jazz)
    Naked City - Naked City (Avant Garde)
    Oceansize - Frames (Progressive Rock)
    Omar Rodriguez-Lopez - The Apocalypse Inside of an Orange (Progressive Rock)
    Opeth - Blackwater Park (Progressive Death Metal)
    Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon (Psychedelic Rock)
    Porcupine Tree - In Absentia (Progressive Rock)
    Radiohead - Amnesiac (Alternative)
    Rush - Moving Pictures (Progressive Rock)
    Soundgarden - Superunknown (Rock)
    The Sword - Age of Winters (Metal)
    Tomahawk - Tomahawk (Rock)
    Tool - Lateralus (Progressive Metal)
    Venetian Snares - Rossz Csillag Allat Szuletett (IDM)
    Weather Report - Mysterious Traveller (Jazz Fusion)

    Pick three at random. I'm sure you have at least a few of these already though.

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    UpfishUpfish Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Arcade Fire- Funeral
    Gogol Bordello- Gypsy Punks: Underdog World Strike
    Neutral Milk Hotel- Aeroplane Over the Sea

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    humblehumble Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Tokyo Police Club- A Lesson In Crime

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    PheezerPheezer Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited June 2008
    humble wrote: »
    Tokyo Police Club- A Lesson In Crime

    This was an EP. The album was called Elephant Shell and is complete and utter shit.

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    DarkPrimusDarkPrimus Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Daft Punk - Alive 2007


    Buy any two albums you like, as long as you get Alive 2007 it's not going to matter much because you're going to listen to this for a week straight.

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    Folken FanelFolken Fanel anime af When's KoFRegistered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Pheezer wins the thread just for mentioning Kyuss.

    Without further ado, my 3 random recommendations are

    Pepper's Ghost by Buckethead. He's essentially a guitar virtuoso. Amazing stuff. Pretty sure you can only get it here.

    Focus by Cynic. They're a progressive/death metal band. Very cool stuff.

    Jar of Flies by Alice in Chains. One of my favorite cds of all time.

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    TheGreat2ndTheGreat2nd Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Pop punk?

    The Ergs - Dork Rock Cork Rod
    Descendents - Milo Goes to College
    Ramones - Ramones

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    fuelishfuelish Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Mojo Nixon & Skid Roper "Free Drunk and Horny" Can be hard to find, not always under the free, drunk and horny, sometimes Mojo Nixon and Skid Ropers first album.

    Rush "Moving Pictures" I like it. Incredibe drumming, bass, and guitar.

    Richard Pryor "That Niggers* Crazy" * Apologies as needed, that is the name of the album. Fantastic comedy.

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    humblehumble Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Pheezer wrote: »
    humble wrote: »
    Tokyo Police Club- A Lesson In Crime

    This was an EP. The album was called Elephant Shell and is complete and utter shit.

    I know it's an EP

    it has 7 quality songs though which is more then most other albums

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    PheezerPheezer Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited June 2008
    humble wrote: »
    Pheezer wrote: »
    humble wrote: »
    Tokyo Police Club- A Lesson In Crime

    This was an EP. The album was called Elephant Shell and is complete and utter shit.

    I know it's an EP

    it has 7 quality songs though which is more then most other albums

    It has 7 quality songs pretty much none of which are over 3 minutes long so while I agree that it's pretty good, it's not an album at all.

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    JebusUDJebusUD Adventure! Candy IslandRegistered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Upfish wrote: »
    Arcade Fire- Funeral
    Gogol Bordello- Gypsy Punks: Underdog World Strike
    Neutral Milk Hotel- Aeroplane Over the Sea

    Thats two for arcade fire, now you have to get it.

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    Alchemist449Alchemist449 Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Oops you only want 3.

    Okay the best album to come out of 2007 for me was the Gaslight Anthem's Sink or Swim. I saw them live a few weeks ago at the Asbury Lanes in NJ, and jesus christ. These guys are the real deal. Imagine Bruce Springteen + Against Me! + Lucero + a little Hot Water Music+ New Jersey and you'll get these guys. If you don't believe me then fine. It's not something you can find in Besty Buy but its worth ordering.

    Ok Computer by Radiohead is pretty good. But don't take my word for it.

    Ok one more band that came out of 2007, Attack in Black. Really awesome folk/rock/indie/punk stuff. This one is pretty hard to get a hold of because they don't have an American distributer.

    There are a lot more but I felt like sticking mostly to 2007 because I'm sure that everyone else will cover the usual subjects.

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    Local H JayLocal H Jay Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Cross- Justice

    Crisis- Alexisonfire

    At War with the Mystics- The Flaming Lips

    And a bonus, which I love but some would hate
    Punk Goes Crunk. Basically alt and emo bands playing R&B and rap songs. The Umbrella cover is SO FUCKING CATCHY it's ridiculous, and Say Anything covers Ol' Dirty Bastard. SO yeah, it's awesome.

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    Chop LogicChop Logic Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    I listen to Neutral Milk Hotel's Aeroplane Over the Sea all the way through all the time. All the time.

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    TrueHereticXTrueHereticX We are the future Charles, not them. They no longer matter. Sydney, AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Say Anything - In Defense Of The Genre

    That's my contribution!

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    Alchemist449Alchemist449 Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Say Anything - In Defense Of The Genre

    That's my contribution!

    Personally, I think ...Is a Real Boy is better because the pretty much all of the songs work on their own. I loved In Defense until I put it on shuffle and it lost its flow, now I hardly listen to it.

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    Local H JayLocal H Jay Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Say Anything - In Defense Of The Genre

    That's my contribution!

    Personally, I think ...Is a Real Boy is better because the pretty much all of the songs work on their own. I loved In Defense until I put it on shuffle and it lost its flow, now I hardly listen to it.

    This. I much prefer Is A Real Boy as stand alone songs and an album. The only song off of IDOTG I can listen to by itself is Church Channel.
    But really, most stuff by Say Anything is pretty good. I like bands that do concept/ story albums.

    Also, check out The Downward Spiral by NIN.

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    TrueHereticXTrueHereticX We are the future Charles, not them. They no longer matter. Sydney, AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Say Anything - In Defense Of The Genre

    That's my contribution!

    Personally, I think ...Is a Real Boy is better because the pretty much all of the songs work on their own. I loved In Defense until I put it on shuffle and it lost its flow, now I hardly listen to it.

    Ah, i just ordered ...Is A Real Boy, but I have heard some of the songs on it (Alive With The Glory of Love is my favourite song of all freaking time)

    So i'll have to second ...Is A Real Boy

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    Seattle ThreadSeattle Thread Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea (that's three votes!)
    My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
    The Microphones - The Glow, pt. 2

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    DehumanizedDehumanized Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Dinosaur Jr. - You're Living All Over Me
    Hüsker Dü- Zen Arcade
    Television - Marquee Moon

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    PorkChopSandwichesPorkChopSandwiches Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Upfish wrote: »
    Arcade Fire- Funeral
    Gogol Bordello- Gypsy Punks: Underdog World Strike
    Neutral Milk Hotel- Aeroplane Over the Sea

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    ZombieAsumaZombieAsuma Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Tegan & Sarah--The Con or This Business of Art

    Cute is What We Aim For --Same Old Blood Rush with a New Touch

    Avenged Sevenfold -- Sounding the Seventh Trumpet, Waking the Fallen, City of Evil, & self-titled

    Aiden -- Our Gang's Dark Oath, Nightmare Anatomy, & Conviction

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    Xenocide GeekXenocide Geek Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    built to spill - you in reverse.
    the raconteurs - consolers of the lonely
    muse - HAARP.

    get them. they are good.

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    GrundlterrorGrundlterror Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Oh shit, I didn't even know muse had put out that HAARP alb

    I'm gonna throw down more votes for:

    Built to Spill - You in Reverse
    Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea

    and I'll throw one up for

    Of Montreal - Hissing Fauna Are You The Destroyer?

    (it's so good!!)

    There are some other awesome recommendations in here though.

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    SilvoculousSilvoculous Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    My tastes are all over the place:

    Mogwai - Rock Action
    Rush - 2112
    Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
    At the Drive-In - This Station is Non-Operational (anthology, contains all the great stuff from all but their oldest works)
    Daft Punk - Alive 2007
    Explosions in the Sky - The Earth is Not a Cold Dead Place
    The Mars Volta - De-Loused in the Comatorium (infinitely more accessible than Frances the Mute, though like Xenos I think Frances is a better album)
    Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti

    If I really had to pick only three, I'd go with Rock Action, De-Loused and Alive 2007 to cover three very distinct genres.

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    GrundlterrorGrundlterror Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Ooooh yeah, Daft Punk, Mogwai, Explosions are all amazing. Daft Punk's Alive is probably the best live album ever.

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    Xenocide GeekXenocide Geek Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Ooooh yeah, Daft Punk, Mogwai, Explosions are all amazing. Daft Punk's Alive is probably the best live album ever.

    now that you know that HAARP is out, go listen to that

    i think you will change your mind.

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    AmphetamineAmphetamine Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Against Me!- Reinventing Axl Rose

    Tom Waits- Alice

    The Misfits- Static Age

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    SilvoculousSilvoculous Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    At the Drive-In - This Station is Non-Operational (anthology, contains all the great stuff from all but their oldest works)

    This also comes with a bonus DVD, if you like extras packaged with your musical purchases.

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    Mustachio JonesMustachio Jones jerseyRegistered User regular
    edited June 2008
    65daysofstatic - The Fall of Math

    Russian Circles - Enter

    Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven

    or

    Godspeed You! Black Emperor - F#A#(infinity)



    I tend to like music that has more substance and composition over lyrics. The four albums I listed are the kind of album that works as a whole. You have to listen to the entire thing for it to make sense, as it builds up and fluctuates. The Fall of Math doesn't have their full band in until almost all the way through the second track.

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    MishraMishra Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Robin Trower - Bridge of Sigh's Awesome classic blues/rock

    If you don't have it AC/DC - Back in Black

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    Xenocide GeekXenocide Geek Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Against Me!- Reinventing Axl Rose

    Tom Waits- Alice

    The Misfits- Static Age

    i'll throw in a vote for reinventing axl rose

    glad to see that somebody recommended tom waits - mule variations was edited from my initial list, but it was so close.

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    SaraLunaSaraLuna Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Rilo Kiley - More Adventurous
    Outkast - ATLiens
    Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Fever to Tell

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    TheGreat2ndTheGreat2nd Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    The Misfits- Static Age

    Misfits!
    I'd suggest listening to "Walk Among Us" before going for "Static Age".
    Both really good albums though.

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