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    ElrosstElrosst Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Ratatat - Classics (or the upcoming LP3)
    Explosions in the Sky - All of a Sudden I Miss Everyone
    Anathallo - Sparrows

    The first two are instrumental albums. Ratatat also has at least one remix album available for free download on their site (www.ratatatmusic.com).

    Edit: put me down as another Reinventing Axl Rose recommender!

    @ Bomanthebear: what are your top 5-10ish albums? it would be easier to give suggestions if i/we knew your tastes. sorry if you have stated them already, i havent read through the entire thread =/

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    Alchemist449Alchemist449 Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Tarantio wrote: »
    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.

    Ha, yeah, I love the place too. If a band I like is playing there I make every effort to see 'em.

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    Alistair HuttonAlistair Hutton Dr EdinburghRegistered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Oasis - Definitely Maybe
    Oasis - (What's the Story) Morning Glory?
    Oasis - Be Here Now

    While your first two selections are good choices Be Here Now is, for me a curiosity useful only as a marker for when Oasis lost 'it' in a cocaine and booze filled hole.

    My recommendation's are:

    Alabama 3 (known as A3 in America due to name clashing) - Exile on Coldharbour Lane
    They have a truly unique sound, unless you're swimming in Country-Acid House-Blues albums. I know you said no to country but come on, sweet County-Acid House-Blues, how can you say no. A fairly poor mix of one of their songs is used as the Sopranos theme tune.

    Gomez - Bring it On
    Still sounds fresh and new 10+ years on

    Paul Simon - Graceland
    There is nothing to add.

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    GrundlterrorGrundlterror Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Ooh Ooh,

    My Morning Jacket - Z

    Can anyone tell me what the crap MMJ was thinking on their new album? Z is a masterpiece and Evil Urges fails to deliver imo. I was so disappointed.

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    Mai-KeroMai-Kero Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Decemberists - Picaresque
    The Hush Sound - Like Vines
    The Arcade Fire - Funeral

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    PheezerPheezer Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited June 2008
    Mission: Control! by Burning Airlines

    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.

    You know they took their name from a Brian Eno song right

    Because they love Brian Eno

    You should love Eno too

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    SevorakSevorak Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Silversun Pickups - Carnavas
    Wolf Parade - Apologies to the Queen Mary
    Bloc Party - Silent Alarm

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    Jimmy KingJimmy King Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Also, on June 17, everyone here should probably rush to the store to pick up Judas Priest - Nostradamus

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    TavTav Irish Minister for DefenceRegistered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Jimmy King wrote: »
    Also, on June 17, everyone here should probably rush to the store to pick up Judas Priest - Nostradamus

    Hesher thread says it's boring.

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    Jimmy KingJimmy King Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Tav wrote: »
    Jimmy King wrote: »
    Also, on June 17, everyone here should probably rush to the store to pick up Judas Priest - Nostradamus

    Hesher thread says it's boring.
    Filthy lies. Honestly, it could be true. I only heard the title track off of it when it was up on the publisher's website a couple months ago - that was pretty cool, though, imo.

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    CojonesCojones Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    I'm amazed that there's not been more support for Tool - Lateralus

    I do heartily support the notion of the NMH - In the aeroplane over the sea being part of this album triple-whammy though.

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    Grim OutlookGrim Outlook Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    weezer- the blue album deluxe version
    stars- in our bedroom after the war
    nirvana- nevermind

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    ArenowArenow Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Woah, only three albums, that's tough...

    dEUS - Worst Case Scenario ==> Belgian rock from the nineties, very imaginative stuff.
    Kyuss - Blues for the Red Sun ==> Californian stoner rock, best road music ever. Queens of the Stone Age were born from the remains of this band.
    Alice in Chains - Jar of Flies ==> Someone said that one before, and I have to agree. It gets in your bones, some of the finest acoustic moments are in this record. Go get it!

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    dispatch.odispatch.o Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Radiohead - OK Computer
    Nine Inch Nails - The Fragile (perhaps the best album in existence)
    Ministry - Twitch

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    NaphtaliNaphtali Hazy + Flow SeaRegistered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Not particularly my favorites, but just what I've caught myself listening to as of late:

    Juno Reactor - Labyrinth
    E.S. Posthumus - Cartographer
    Symphony X - Paradise Lost

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    ArenowArenow Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Noff wrote: »
    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.

    I constantly have internal fights regarding the Frizzle Fry vs. Seas of Cheese issue.
    Frizzle has puppies, but Cheese has Tom "the Cat" Waits!

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    CliffCliff Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Good bands-

    Boston
    The Who
    Styx (Some may argue this, but they would hate themselves in the morning)
    Blue Oyster Cult
    Led Zeppelin

    All I can think of right now because I am terrible at remembering band/song names, since I am a radio whore.

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    gneGnegneGne Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Nas - Illmatic

    Sonny Rollins - Saxophone Colossus

    The White Stripes - Elephant

    Jimi Hendrix - Electric Ladyland

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    Mike DangerMike Danger "Diane..." a place both wonderful and strangeRegistered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Tales of Mystery and Imagination -- The Alan Parsons Project

    Seasons End -- Marillion

    Doomsday Afternoon -- Phideaux

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    NarianNarian Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Blind Guardian - Somewhere Far Beyond or Live
    Gamma Ray - Land of the Free or Blast from the Past
    Weezer - Pinkerton

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    BomanTheBearBomanTheBear Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    You're a Woman, I'm a Machine by Death From Above 1979
    The Greater of Two Evils by Anthrax
    Fragile by Yes
    Ruby Vroom by Soul Coughing
    Identikit by Burning Airlines
    Manic Compression by Quicksand
    II by Maylene and the Sons of Disaster
    Fashion Nugget by Cake
    mclusky do dallas by mclusky
    Demon Days by Gorillaz

    That gives a pretty good idea of how broad my tastes are, I believe. All of those albums are among the top of their respect genres.

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    vegeta_666vegeta_666 CanadaRegistered User regular
    edited June 2008
    My three favourite albums right now and which have been for awhile, are..

    HAARP - Muse
    Neon Bible - Arcade Fire
    and... London Calling - The Clash

    I also really recommend Nevermind - Nirvana, 2112 or Moving Pictures - Rush, Who's Next - The Who, Fever to Tell - Yeah Yeah Yeahs and... Boston - Boston

    Edit: Also, definitely gonna recommend Graceland - Paul Simon and Viva La Vida - Coldplay.

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    HawkstoneHawkstone Don't sweat the petty things, and don't pet the sweaty things. Somewhere outside of BarstowRegistered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Alice in Chains - Unplugged ~ Seriously Nirvana got alot of attention for their unplugged album and deservedly so, but AIC's every damn bit as good and to me is better due to not being beat over the head with it by mainstream radio.

    Pearl Jam - Live May 2, 2003 HSBC arena, Buffalo NY ~ I am partial because I was there but this concert made a completely amazing CD, Third encoure feature Fortunate Son, Into Baba O'Riley into Yellow Ledbetter.

    Social Distortion - Live at the Roxy~ This thing is like a damn greatest hits played live, If you cant get your hands on it, they have a best of...but its just not the same.

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    Merton BlaskMerton Blask 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
    Damn, no love for Ancient Melodies of the Future? You guys are harsh.

    ALSO!

    Fush Yu Mang - Smash Mouth
    Divider Why Are You Doing This? - ADD
    Welt - OhGr

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    Vater5BVater5B Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    I can narrow it down to four...

    Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here

    The Beatles - Abbey Road

    Joshua Redman - Wish

    Radiohead - OK Computer

    If Jazz is your thing, Wish is the album to get, if you are more of a rock fan, I would steer you towards Radiohead. All of these are masterpieces in my opinion though.

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    bruinbruin Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    The three albums I've been loving recently are

    Source Tags and Codes by ...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead
    Cross by Justice
    Rise Above by Dirty Projectors

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    RaslinRaslin Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Calvin and Hobbes EP - T.Y.T. and DJ Snyder

    Uggugghhhugh - Emergency Pizza Party(Probably misspelled the album itself, just search the artist)

    Bremelanotide - The Grammar Club


    Ohh, guess what? They're all free albums!

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    ben0207ben0207 Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    OK Computer - Radiohead (alt rock) Easily the best album of the last 20 years. Still makes me cry in places.

    White Pony - deftones (metal?) Completely different to what you'd expect. Make sure it's the version trhat begins with Feitceira and ends with Pink Maggit. Possibly my favourite album ever.

    Drukqs - Aphex Twin (electronica? Acid House?) Either this or Richard D James. Just beautiful, from start to finish.

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    exisexis Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Pixies - Doolittle (or Surfer Rosa, both amazing albums)
    Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness (though I suspect you already own this)
    and yet another vote for At the Drive-In - Relationship of Command

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    Seattle ThreadSeattle Thread 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
    Damn, no love for Ancient Melodies of the Future? You guys are harsh.
    It's a great album, too (they all are), but PFNO is king shit of fuck mountain. This is a non-debatable point--any longtime fan will tell you the same.

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

    Everyone knows Perfect From Now On is their masterpiece
    Damn, no love for Ancient Melodies of the Future? You guys are harsh.
    It's a great album, too (they all are), but PFNO is king shit of fuck mountain. This is a non-debatable point--any longtime fan will tell you the same.

    I totally agree, every single song is amazing. No other album comes close to the epic that is Perfect From Now On.

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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

    While your first two selections are good choices Be Here Now is, for me a curiosity useful only as a marker for when Oasis lost 'it' in a cocaine and booze filled hole.

    Man what's it like to be that wrong?

    I was going to list a few good songs but shit the whole album is just fuckawesome.

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    chamberlainchamberlain Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    I second Kind of Blue, and I would also put Audioslave's first CD ahead of Out of Exile (and recommend looking past their third).

    Three new ones:

    Orbital - In Sides (with bonus CD, if you can find it) - excellent techno, and bonus CD has a vision inducing 25 minute remix of The Box that must be heard.

    Rage Against the Machine - Evil Empire - I would hope you already have this

    Carmina Burana (any recording) - yes, it is opera. Yes, it kicks ass.


    Bonus! Mike Doughty (of Soul Coughing) - Haughty Melodic - makes me miss Soul Coughing, but still great it it's own right. His new CD, Golden Delicious, is also good, but Haughty Melodic gets better every time I listen to it. Golden Delicious, not so much.

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    Page-Page- Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    I always seem to get into these threads too late, but I'll still give it a shot.

    The Knife - Deep Cuts. A brother and sister Electropop band out of Sweden who don't tour and had the wonderfully absurd notion that steel drums were just what the genre needed. I'd say Deep Cuts is their strongest album, showing creativity and a willingness to play with the established norms of European electronic music.

    OR

    The Knife - Silent Shout Deluxe Edition. Silent Shout isn't quite as good as Deep Cuts (it's still amazing) but the deluxe edition comes with a DVD documenting their one and only tour, with plenty of live stuff; the live version of Heartbeats is worth the price of admission just by itself. Also has a short film and their music videos.

    Born Ruffians - Red, Yellow & Blue. Still my favourite album of the year. Excellent, slightly quirky Alt-Rock, and not a single second of filler on the whole CD.

    Calexico and Iron & Wine - In The Reins. An amazing collaboration. If you don't know either Sam Beam or Calexico then you'll be introduced to two amazing Folk bands for the price of one.

    Bonus: Anything by Electrelane. Such an amazing band got criminally overlooked. Their last album, No Shouts No Calls, was the perfect swan song, a happy culmination of their need for instrumental creativity and their growing skill at writing traditional songs, with Verity Susman finally becoming completely comfortable with her vocals.

    Either 23 or Misery Is A Butterfly by Blonde Redhead. Amazing albums.

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    ErgandarErgandar Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Ska seems infrequently suggested here, which makes me feel uncool for being a trumpet player.

    Mighty Mighty Bosstones-Let's Face It
    Streetlight Manifesto- Everything Goes Numb
    Big D and the Kids Table-How it Goes

    These all probably suck in comparison to what else is being suggested here.

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    Alchemist449Alchemist449 Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Ergandar wrote: »
    Streetlight Manifesto- Everything Goes Numb


    This album is what made me want to be a drummer. If you like any ska at all you must buy this album. Hell, if you like fast punk buy this CD. I still love every second of it, and its definetly one of my personal favorites.

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    Double_FacesDouble_Faces Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    I now give you the two definitive Live Albums that I personally love...


    The Eagles: Hell Freezes Over

    And the best live Country album of ALL TIME.

    Garth Brooks- Double Live (the best of the best in country.)

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    KilnagaKilnaga Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    I'm going to have to agree with Streetlight Manifesto's Everything Goes Numb, one of my all time favorites as well. Along with these I'd like to also suggest Dream Theater's Images and Words if you don't already have it, amazing prog-metal and imo their best album. The Who's Who's Next has to be as close as I've come to finding my favorite band and album, amazing classic rock album.

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    Jimmy KingJimmy King Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Armored Saint - Revelation

    I have yet to listen to the entire album for some reason, but The Pillar is a kick ass song and After Me, The Flood is one of my favorites by them.

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    GrundlterrorGrundlterror Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Page- wrote: »
    Bonus: Anything by Electrelane. Such an amazing band got criminally overlooked. Their last album, No Shouts No Calls, was the perfect swan song, a happy culmination of their need for instrumental creativity and their growing skill at writing traditional songs, with Verity Susman finally becoming completely comfortable with her vocals.

    I love you, Electrelane is awesome. Rock it to the Moon is my personal favorite.

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