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    MishraMishra Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Oh I'll Tack another one on, Roderigo y Gabriela - Roderigo y Gabriela worth it just for the covers of Stairway to Heaven and Orion played flamenco style

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    GrundlterrorGrundlterror 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.

    They're both really good but I would recommend Static Age as well :)

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    squirlysquirly Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    I never knew so many PA forum goers had such good taste in music.

    The Postal Service - Give Up
    The Hives - Black and White Album
    Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend
    The Wombats - A Guide to Love, Loss & Desperation
    The Kooks - Konk
    The Fashion - The Fashion
    Mystery Jets - 21
    The Russian Futurists - Our Thickness
    Patrick Wolf - Magic Position
    Hot Hot Heat - Happiness Ltd.

    Those are some I absolutely <3 as a whole (As in, I generally like the whole album instead of just a few songs like some other band's albums I have) and I don't think they have been mentioned yet.. but otherwise, +1 to half the stuff mentioned like The Mars Volta (I'd go with De-Loused in tI never knew so many PA forum goers had such good taste in music.

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    TarantioTarantio Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    I saw them live a few weeks ago at the Asbury Lanes in NJ

    Well hey, I guess we live in the same area. I saw Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin at Asbury Lanes. (and Harry and the Potters, though they weren't why I came) They made pancakes!

    Small world. Er, internet.

    For an album pick, I'll go with The Beta Band- Three E.P.'s

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    INeedNoSaltINeedNoSalt with blood on my teeth Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    get 3 MSI albums

    any 3

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    contrabandcontraband Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    One album I've been really digging lately is "Quiet Is The New Loud," by Kings of Convenience. Their other albums are astounding too, but the singles off the former (see: "Singing Softly To Me") sell it for me.

    Though, the best band ever and forever is The Mountain Goats. Listen to "The Sunset Tree," and then try to convince yourself not to buy it. I recommend the album "Tallahassee" if you want a similar, more polished sound, but the band got to where they are from very cassette-deck folk-rock roots, and if you're into that kind of thing I'd recommend checking out "Full Force Galesburg." These are all on iTunes, as are most of their major releases. Do yourself a favor and check them out if you've never heard them!

    edit: I also could not live without Joanna Newsom's music, and The Talking Heads, and The Smiths, and and and....

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    ufoufo Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    3 albums already mentioned by other people that need to be reiterated:
    65daysofstatic - the fall of math
    tegan and sara - the con
    of montreal - hissing fauna, are you the destroyer

    3 not mentioned yet:
    crystal castles - crystal castles
    gatsbys american dream - ribbons and sugar
    rescue - volume plus volume


    honestly any record gatsbys has ever made is amazing. listening to their progression from a pop punk album (why we fight) to sadly their last album (self titled) has been so rewarding.

    65daysofstatic is absolutely brillant.

    rescue is great and if you want something a bit more refined and mature check out their second cd flamingo minutes.

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    GrundlterrorGrundlterror Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    get 3 MSI albums

    any 3

    You'll rebel to anything :)

    Also, Crystal Castles is a good recommendation.

    And that Muse live album is fucking AMAZING!

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    AmphetamineAmphetamine 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.

    I think RAR is something everyone needs to hear even if you don't like it.

    And yeah, Waits needed to be mentioned- Rain Dogs was too obvious a choice since that's the album everyone knows of his so I threw out Alice which is probably my favorite and a little less known. The last half of Mule Variations is fantastic, though, and probably a little more approachable for someone unfamiliar with his stuff.

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    ASimPersonASimPerson Cold... and hard.Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    These are my 3 favorite "album" albums - that is, I think they form a coherent listening experience from start to finish. YMMV, of course.

    Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles
    Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd
    Kid A - Radiohead

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    Matt_SMatt_S Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    I'm only going to make one suggestion.

    Miles Davis - Kind of Blue

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    Seattle ThreadSeattle Thread Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Built to Spill - You in Reverse
    Whoa whoa whoa what the shit

    Everyone knows Perfect From Now On is their masterpiece

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    TavTav Irish Minister for DefenceRegistered User regular
    edited June 2008
    I dislike this thread because it's just people listing their favorite albums, but I might as well add something to it.

    Bad Religion ~ Against the Grain
    Weezer ~ Blue Album
    Crystal Castles ~ Crystal Castles

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    BomanTheBearBomanTheBear Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    So far, the albums that you guys have named that I already have are AWESOME, and the ones that I didn't know and have checked out kick mad amounts of ass. So I too will throw in three albums.

    Mission: Control! by Burning Airlines

    Buried in your Black Heart by Burden Brothers

    Dig by I Mother Earth

    Mission: Control! is one of two masterpieces by J. Robbins' (Jawbox) best band. I got their symbol (my sig) tattooed on my chest, if that's any indication. Post-hardcore stuff, chaotic but melodic, intricately arranged, great lyrics, etc.

    Burden Brothers is Vaden Todd Lewis from The Toadies (they did possum kingdom a while back) and the drummer from Reverand Horton Heat. Pretty solid Texas rock. Also, I like his voice.

    I Mother Earth is an interesting funky band that sounds about like the bastard child of Soundgarden and Red Hot Chili Peppers (in my opinion). Dig is their best album, but Scenery and Fish could also be argued to be their best. Depending on how successful this thread is, I'll throw three more in in a little while.

    Keep 'em coming, guys, this thread is wicked.

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    NostregarNostregar Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Disturbed - Ten Thousand Fists
    Massive Attack - Blue Lines
    Audioslave - Out of Exile


    3 pretty different styles of music, you'll probably enjoy at least one of them. Audioslave is pretty well known so you might have that CD already, and Disturbed is fairly well known as well. Nobody I know has ever heard of Massive Attack, though they all like it when I play it for them.

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    Jimmy KingJimmy King Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Testament - The Formation of Damnation
    Primus - Frizzle Fry
    Van Halen - Van Halen. I really need to replace this album.

    Just for shits, I'm also going to throw in a 4th. It's ok because some people only suggested 1.
    Mindless Self Indulgence - Frankenstein Girls Will Seem Strangely Sexy

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    HadjiQuestHadjiQuest Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    JebusUD wrote: »
    Modest Mouse's "Good News for People Who Love Bad News"

    I think that's really their weakest studio album (although I haven't heard the first one, Long Drive.

    It's the least consistent, and I've never been able to get into it. Lonesome Crowded West and Moon & Antarctica are both incredible albums, though, and We Were Dead is pretty neat too.

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    DogDog Registered User, Administrator, Vanilla Staff admin
    edited June 2008
    I am going to second both ...Is A Real Boy and Menos el Oslo

    both great albums.

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    RocketScienceRocketScience Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
    The Replacements - Let It Be
    Pixies - Doolittle

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    Akilae729Akilae729 Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    I'll just list off the albums that i bought this weekend. I found this new used record shop in Palmdale of all places, and they had a surprisingly good collection.

    David Bowie - Hunky Dory
    Quicksand and Queen Bitch are classics. Life On Mars? is probably the most beautiful track that i know.

    Talking Heads - Speaking in Tongues
    Amazing record, could listen to This Must Be the Place on repeat for hours

    Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense
    This album is the recording of the Stop Making Sense concert DVD, which for my money is the best concert DVD I have ever seen.

    Elvis Costello - This Year's Model
    God damn this album is awesome, i heard the first track and fell in love with it. It's just so bitter and angry. Aslo when i discovered it I was in a long distance relationship and No Action became my anthem.

    The Brothers Johnson - Right on Time
    Amazing Quincy Jones produced Funk / R&B. If you haven't heard it before, Strawberry Letter 23 is unstoppable.

    Russ Ballard - Russ Ballard
    If you can find it, awesome eighties rock. Used a lot in Miami Vice

    Boz Scaggs - Middle Man
    Really just bought so i could frame the album art, however, pretty awesome songs. Especially Breakdown Dead Ahead.

    Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings - Naturally
    60s style soul. Sharon Jones is an awesome vocalist and the Dap Kings are one of the tightest backing bands I have ever heard.

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    CoJoeTheLawyerCoJoeTheLawyer Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    The Stooges ~ Raw Power


    The Who ~ Who's Next


    KISS ~ Destroyer

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    TavTav Irish Minister for DefenceRegistered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Jimmy King wrote: »
    Primus - Frizzle Fry

    Pork Soda is better :P

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    SamSam Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    way down in the hole- every cover of that song is awesome

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    BomanTheBearBomanTheBear Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    And Seas of Cheese is arguably better than pork soda, amirite?

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    SamSam Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Yo La Tengo- I am not afraid of you and I will beat your ass

    This could be considered 3 albums not cause of length but because of the insane variety of music on there.

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    Project MayhemProject Mayhem Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    XenosX_ wrote: »
    I am an audiophile with extremely broad taste.


    The Dear Hunter - Act I: The Lake South, The River North (Post Hardcore)


    Yes! Act II: The Meaning Of, And All Things Regarding Ms. Leading as well!

    They have a sample on their website.

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    NoffNoff Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Tav wrote: »
    Jimmy King wrote: »
    Primus - Frizzle Fry

    Pork Soda is better :P

    False. I would place Brown album above pork soda as well, but I'm weird, I know.

    My recommendations:
    Murder by Death - In Bocca Al Lupo
    Pixies - Surfer Rosa
    John Butler Trio - Grand National

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    Jimmy KingJimmy King Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    And Seas of Cheese is arguably better than pork soda, amirite?
    For me it's usually a toss up between Seas of Cheese and Frizzle Fry as to which is best. I went with Frizzle Fry here, being the less likely to already be owned by the OP, or anyone else for that matter, of the two.

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    truck-a-saurastruck-a-sauras Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    "Purgatory Dance Party" by Polkadot Cadaver, same people in a different band: Dog Fashion Disco
    (think Mr. Bungle with a bit of a harder edge)

    "Devildriver" by Devildriver
    (straight up metal, pretty solid album)

    Jaktens Tid by Finntroll
    (and ripped straight from wiki "Finntroll is a folk metal band from Finland. They combine elements of extreme metal with Finnish polka, called humppa.")

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    BomanTheBearBomanTheBear Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Jimmy King wrote: »
    For me it's usually a toss up between Seas of Cheese and Frizzle Fry as to which is best. I went with Frizzle Fry here, being the less likely to already be owned by the OP, or anyone else for that matter, of the two.
    I'm OP, and I do in fact have all Primus albums (being a bassist, I think I'm contractually bound to have all of them, haha). But each album is so different, it's tough to pick the best (excluding, of course, the Brown Album and Antipop if you're the type that thinks that was the sell-out album)

    Also, truck-a-sauras, great call on Finntroll. Viking Metal Polka? So much win.

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    RainbulimicRainbulimic Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Maya by 1969
    This album just sounds so good if you listen to it all the way through. I'd probably say listen to the songs on their MySpace first, see if you'll actually like the sound.

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    GrundlterrorGrundlterror Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Makershot wrote: »
    Built to Spill - You in Reverse
    Whoa whoa whoa what the shit

    Everyone knows Perfect From Now On is their masterpiece

    True, but I think You In Reverse is more accessible... but Perfect From Now On absolutely is their masterpiece (followed by Keep it Like a Secret and You In Reverse).

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    instantkarmainstantkarma Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    the new pornographers - twin cinema
    ted leo & the pharmacists - shake the sheets
    modest mouse - we were dead before the ship even sank

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    GrundlterrorGrundlterror Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    the new pornographers - twin cinema
    ted leo & the pharmacists - shake the sheets
    modest mouse - we were dead before the ship even sank

    I like New Pornos - Mass Romantic more... and someone needs to nominate a GOOD Modest Mouse album... like The Moon and Antarctica.

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    W2W2 Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Pheezer wrote: »
    Kyuss - Welcome To Sky Valley (Potentially the greatest stoner rock album of all time)

    I was actually going to suggest this, but you beat me handily.

    I agree, potentially the best stoner rock album of all time, there are a couple off the top of my head that come pretty close, like Lowrider's Ode to Io and Acrimony's Tumuli Shroomaroom.


    On a Kyuss-related note, I guess my actual suggestion would be Saved by Magic by Brant Bjork and the Bros, real groovy, laid back rock and roll. That, or Jalamanta by Brant Bjork which is similar but Brant Bjork plays all the instruments himself and it kinda runs the gamut from real lo-fi chillout stuff to rock that's a bit meatier.

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    DissociaterDissociater Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    If you're from the States there's a chance you've never heard of the Canadian Band the Tragically Hip (who are pretty Huge in Canada). They've released 10 studio albums since 1989, so instead of recommending one, I'd suggest the album 'Yer Favorites' which is a two disc greatest hits album.

    Another Canadian Artist is K-Os. His best album is Joyful Rebellion.

    I mention those two because Canadian musicians generally get less play in the States (except Nickleback for some poisonous reason).

    My third recommendation would have to be Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force, another cool album by him (although very niche) is Concerto Suite For Electric Guitar And Orchestra In E Flat Minor Op. 1 - Millennium -

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    RitchmeisterRitchmeister Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Oasis - Definitely Maybe
    Oasis - (What's the Story) Morning Glory?
    Oasis - Be Here Now

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    Alchemist449Alchemist449 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.

    I think RAR is something everyone needs to hear even if you don't like it.

    And yeah, Waits needed to be mentioned- Rain Dogs was too obvious a choice since that's the album everyone knows of his so I threw out Alice which is probably my favorite and a little less known. The last half of Mule Variations is fantastic, though, and probably a little more approachable for someone unfamiliar with his stuff.

    Put me down as another RAR recomendation.

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    BomanTheBearBomanTheBear Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Again, I'm going to plug any band J. Robbins was in (Channels, Jawbox, Burning Airlines, Report Suspicious Activity, and the later years of Government Issue) to anyone who likes Against Me!, who he was the head producer for.

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    rockchild17rockchild17 Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    if you are any bit a music collector you problably have any albums i would recomend, so i would just stock up on live grateful dead. i can always seem to find more of that, probably because of the amount of shows they did. anyway i saw one of buckethead's albums in here, so get that. lastly, if you really want to be daring, i'd try to hunt down that lenon album. I'm not sure what it's called and it's only in vinyl because it was never produced. i saw it on sale at cutlers on yale campus a while ago, i have no other idea where to find it. that's only if your serious about this music collecting thing.

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