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Masterpiece Albums.

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posted on Apr, 6 2019 @ 09:03 PM
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a reply to: alldaylong

I underwent the transormation from "sulking lurker" to "participating member" for the sole purpose of responding here. (I logged in.)

Previous posters mentioned many of my favorite albums and I thought I'd chime in on some albums that I consider "masterpieces", which, in my mind, not only invite, but demand top-to-bottom listening.

Sierra Hull -- "Weighted Mind"
Joseph -- "I'm Alone No You're Not"
Tony Rice -- "Church Street Blues" (as a solo artist) and "Manzanita" (with his Tony Rice Unit)
Death Cab for Cutie -- "Transatlanticism"
Sufjan Stevens -- the "Michigan" album
The Killers -- "Hot Fuss"
Eminem -- "The Slim Shady LP"
Jay-Z -- "The Black Album"

Just a few.




posted on Apr, 6 2019 @ 09:10 PM
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a reply to: alldaylong

Shogun by Trivium comes to mind immediately.

That and slipknots' self titled album, Tools' lateralus and fear factorys' Demanufacture

If anyone is mentions the words limp bizkit I will hunt you down and use your lower intestine to strangle you.



posted on Apr, 6 2019 @ 09:12 PM
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originally posted by: Thecakeisalie
a reply to: alldaylong

Shogun by Trivium comes to mind immediately.

That and slipknots' self titled album, Tools' lateralus and fear factorys' Demanufacture

If anyone is mentions the words limp bizkit I will hunt you down and use your lower intestine to strangle you.


how about linkin park? LOL



posted on Apr, 6 2019 @ 09:13 PM
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originally posted by: toolgal462

originally posted by: Mach2

originally posted by: sooth
For me it's Radiohead's Ok Computer.

No millennial artist or band, in my opinion, has yet to make a masterwork. And we're running out of time to do so. We're already almost beyond the average age of peak creativity in music that is between 23 and 27. There is still hope, but I don't see it happening. We millennials seem to be devoid of vision and exceptional ability in the arts. I blame singing competition shows for corrupting an entire generation and deluding them from ever knowing what creating music is supposed to be about.


I think that observation is genre specific though.

I'm not a big rap/hip hop efficianado, but there are some talented artists there.

You have to bear in mind the changes in the music business, as well.

Historically, the super groups of the past made their bones through album sales, promoted by concert tours. That's not the business model used today, with the advent of streaming, and downloads.

Out of curiosity, do you consider bands like Foo Fighters, and Chili Peppers gen X?


You didn't ask me, but the answer is most definitely YES. RHCP have been around since the early 80s.


I've always felt they were a transcendental group, who would have had immense success in any era. I guess their longevity, and wide variety of styles would bear that out.

I mentioned FF, because I think many underrate Dave Grohl's talant as a writer, as well as singer. To me, they are much more than the "bubble gum" pop band they appear, at first glance, to be.



posted on Apr, 6 2019 @ 09:17 PM
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originally posted by: Mach2

originally posted by: toolgal462

originally posted by: Mach2

originally posted by: sooth
For me it's Radiohead's Ok Computer.

No millennial artist or band, in my opinion, has yet to make a masterwork. And we're running out of time to do so. We're already almost beyond the average age of peak creativity in music that is between 23 and 27. There is still hope, but I don't see it happening. We millennials seem to be devoid of vision and exceptional ability in the arts. I blame singing competition shows for corrupting an entire generation and deluding them from ever knowing what creating music is supposed to be about.


I think that observation is genre specific though.

I'm not a big rap/hip hop efficianado, but there are some talented artists there.

You have to bear in mind the changes in the music business, as well.

Historically, the super groups of the past made their bones through album sales, promoted by concert tours. That's not the business model used today, with the advent of streaming, and downloads.

Out of curiosity, do you consider bands like Foo Fighters, and Chili Peppers gen X?




You didn't ask me, but the answer is most definitely YES. RHCP have been around since the early 80s.


I've always felt they were a transcendental group, who would have had immense success in any era. I guess their longevity, and wide variety of styles would bear that out.

I mentioned FF, because I think many underrate Dave Grohl's talant as a writer, as well as singer. To me, they are much more than the "bubble gum" pop band they appear, at first glance, to be.



FF and Grohl are really good. Great catchy pop tunes. And Grohl himself is immensly talented and plays every instrument on those records. Way better than Nirvana ever was, IMHO>

Speaking of Nirvana.

Hole - Live Through This is pretty fng great.
edit on 6-4-2019 by toolgal462 because: fixed



posted on Apr, 6 2019 @ 09:21 PM
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I'm off to bed....Dreaming about when music used to be so freakin' amazing....

It's been nothing but downhill since 2000. That's for sure.



posted on Apr, 6 2019 @ 09:39 PM
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Miles David ---Kind of Blue
Eno----Ambient 1/Music For Airports
Elton John ---Goodbye Yellow Brick Road



posted on Apr, 6 2019 @ 10:00 PM
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a reply to: DontTreadOnMe

Yes on Eno!!

And if we are talking albums that you can listen to from beginning to end and start over... my picks

Beatles - Let It Be
Pink Floyd - Meddle
Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
New Model Army- Thunder and Consolation
Led Zeppelin - Physical Graphitti
U2 - Unforgettable Fire
Alice In Chains - Facelift
Joe Satrianni - Surfing With The Alien
Eric Johnson - Ah Via Musicom

What my beer addled mind can think of right now.

Watched AiC Unplugged last weekend and threw my ear buds and dongle away in disgust at how Layne was treated.

They don’t sell dongles like they used to!



posted on Apr, 6 2019 @ 10:04 PM
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a reply to: TEOTWAWKIAIFF

I'm curious about what you mean by "how Layne was treated". Can you expand?

I have a great respect for AiC but not a single one of their albums. I grew up when the Seattle music scene was exploding, and have a hard time listening to that music these days.



posted on Apr, 6 2019 @ 10:20 PM
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I was reading this and thinking of my personal favorites.

Moby- Play was the first to come to mind
Fear Factory- Obsolete a little more underground and aggressive than Metallica
Radiohead- the Bends with five singles off album used to be my favorite band in high school
Matthew Good Band- Underdogs & Beautiful Midnight used to watch much music a Canadian channel before Fuse
Eminem- the Eminem Show & MMLP2
Staind - Dysfunction 1st album most hardcore
I can't think of anymore....

Some girls remember
Avril Lavigne - Let Go every song was like a single
Madonna - MDMA should listen to more Madonna
Lindsey Sterling -? Break me she is a really good violin player had an amazing single Shatter Me

I can't think of any else
edit on 6-4-2019 by Firebrand1105volunteer because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 6 2019 @ 10:24 PM
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a reply to: TEOTWAWKIAIFF



From the Cradle --Eric Clapton.
Chill of an Early Fall --George Strait
Neil Young--- Live Rust
Procol Harum ---Whiter Shade of Pale



posted on Apr, 6 2019 @ 10:35 PM
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a reply to: alldaylong

You love you some Moody Blues, dontcha?
Can't say I blame you.

Boston - Boston
Endless Summer - Beach Boys
Bat out of Hell - Meat Loaf
An Innocent Man - Billy Joel
Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd
Frampton Comes Alive - Peter Frampton

If greatest hits albums count I can think of a dozen more.
edit on 6-4-2019 by VictorVonDoom because: How could I forget Frampton



posted on Apr, 6 2019 @ 11:00 PM
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originally posted by: VictorVonDoom

If greatest hits albums count I can think of a dozen more.

Same here



posted on Apr, 6 2019 @ 11:15 PM
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Back in 1973, I picked this album out as a 12 year old, on the advice of a classmate. It changed my world. This album was my escape, when my mother got drunk and cussed out my father for no reason, at the top of her lungs. She was a real Jekyll and Hyde when she got drunk. Anderson's abstract lyrics painted pictures in my mind and it still does.




posted on Apr, 7 2019 @ 12:06 AM
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Silk Degrees (Boz Skaggs)

Montrose (Montrose)

The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust (David Bowie)



posted on Apr, 7 2019 @ 05:58 AM
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a reply to: VictorVonDoom

Yes, big Moody Blues fan as you have guessed. Such a unique band in may ways.

I send you this personally




I believe you had some radio chap over there named Art Bell. I found that he used this often on his radio programme.




posted on Apr, 7 2019 @ 06:19 AM
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mercyfull fate

don't break the oath


classic 80s. at the birth of prog metal. total theatre



posted on Apr, 7 2019 @ 11:58 AM
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Lagwagon "Double Plaidinum"
Obscura "Cosmogenesis"
Keith Merrow "Awaken the Stone King"
Aesop Rock "Labor Days"
Amethystium "Evermind"
Armik "Cafe Romanticized"
Tommy Emmanuel "Endless Road"
Celldweller "End of an Empire"
The Pineapple Thief "Your Wilderness"
God is an Astronaut "Age of the Fifth Sun"
Junius "Days of the Fallen Sun"
Katatonia "The Fall of Hearts"
Mechina "Progenitor"
Ouroboros "Glorification of a Myth"
A Silver Mt. Zion "He Has Left Us Alone, but (...)"
Tesseract "Polaris"
Unleash the Archers "Time Stands Still"
Dntel "Life is Full of Possibilities"
Insomnium "Since the Day It All Came Down"
Trillion Barnacle Lapse "Elemental Gearbot"
Neutral Milk Hotel "In the Aeroplane Over the Sea"
Solillaquists of Sound "No More Heroes"
Cave In "Antenna"
Deltron 3030

YMMV



posted on Apr, 7 2019 @ 02:34 PM
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a reply to: VictorVonDoom

Isn't BB's Endless Summer a "greatest hits"?



posted on Apr, 7 2019 @ 03:41 PM
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I thought of fffew more.


Garbage- self titled first Shirley Manson really goes all out

Taylor Swift- 1989 that song about making a movie is why I rented from library and put on iPod they had about 5 singles too



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