|Most Significant Albums Of My Life|
Albums that had significant impacts upon my musical taste and directions, in a somewhat chronological order.
The Best of Buddy Holly
My first musical purchase, can't say I would listen to it now but it meant a lot at the time.
Found this in my dads collection when I was 6 or so; still love it to this day.
Billion Dollar Babies
This is the album that really got me excited about music, and meant that for about 3 years or so I was an avid Alice Cooper fan...
Odessey And Oracle
I can't remember how I came by this record, considering I was still fairly young, however it has since become one of my all time favourite albums; one I shan't ever forget.
Live At Massey Hall
I found this while looking for something different to the rock music I was constantly listening too, and this certainly once a memorable diversion.
My first journey into heaviness...
The Yes Album
This album caused my tasted to take a dramatic turn towards the more progressive sides of things, for that I am really grateful to Yes, and can almost forgive them for 'Owner Of A Lonely Heart'...
Five Leaves Left
I suppose this record is similar to my venture into Neil Young territory, except the emotion here is far more affecting.
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Larks' Tongues In Aspic
Wow... Just wow. This was the first time I really felt really attached to an album to the extent that I felt the need to dissect every aspect of this record; so as to understand why it made my feel so impassioned.
On The Corner
My first jazz record; it changed the way I perceived rhythm, and made me embrace improvisation as something more than a guitar solo.
Something Wicked This Way Comes
And the prog continues... I love the symphonic and dare I say 'epic' nature to this album, a classic.
Tool pulled me into a more modern era, and captivated me in the process.
American IV: The Man Comes Around
Again, I found myself in the world of acoustic music, with one of the most emotional records I was yet to hear.
The first time I was introduced to an extreme metal band that I enjoyed. Again, a continuation of my passion for prog.
Fear Of A Blank Planet
I discovered this through Opeth, and it gave me some hope that progressive rock wasn't enclosed within a single decade.
One Word: 'Fear'. Never has a record felt so intense, so atmospheric.
I think it was hearing 'Straws Pulled At Random' that made me really appreciate the importance of rhythm in music, it was pure hypnotism.
Traced In Air
This is a really a perfect album for me... I'm not too sure why so, or even why I like it so much, but I'm glad I do.
Different Trains/Electric Counterpoint
This followed my desire to listen to something other than rock or metal, and not only did i find something good, I found something refreshingly good with a wonderful method of using the human speaking voice in music.
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The Work Which Transforms God
The whirling dissonance, the painfully beautiful melodies, the industrial passion... Who wouldn't be affected by this album?
Like with Cynic, I find this album virtually perfect. It is like a beautiful Meshuggah, with such depth to the sound.
This was a bit of a change of pace for me, and I actually found it very appealing. Not often do you hear indie folk songs in 13/8 also...