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|Lovegood's Highlights Of His Musical Exploration / Journey|
My Top 10 favorite albums of all time. I am going to add two more editions of this, thereby making a list of thirty albums. My favorite song from each work is included, so if you haven't heard the album, you will have a good introduction.
What truly makes Daydream Nation so awesome and as iconic as it has become is just how "raw" it is. The feedback, the drones, Thurston Moore's voice-cracks, the alternate tunings; its imperfections are what make it so unique. An incredibly influential record that is very near and dear to me. - - - - - "Candle"
Single-handedly proves The Beatles are ...well The Beatles. A great microcosm of a legendary band. This album should be studied in universities. - - - - - "Happiness is a Warm Gun"
AND/OR [b]Modal Soul[/b]; R.I.P. Jun Seba - - - - - "Next View"
|7||Neutral Milk Hotel|
In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
Believe me, I've tried not loving this album. Not feeling the raw emotion of Jeff Mangum's voice, not getting lost in the music and Jeff's fantasy world, not singing along to every lyric, not screaming along with King of Carrot Flowers Pt 2&3, stomping my feet to Holland, 1945, or being on the verge of tears during Two Headed-Boy Part 2. I've tried doing these things, but I can't, it's just that good. The music itself is so simple, but the way it's delivered makes it so incredibly unique. If you haven't listened to this, you cannot consider yourself a true lover of music - - - - - "Holland, 1945"
Choirs of the Eye
Perfectly described by its title, Choirs of the Eye is an incredibly visual piece of work. With atypical song structures and odd chord voicings, Toby Driver creates an avant-garde masterpiece. My favorite part about this album is that the first few times you listen to it, you have no idea why it works so well. Hell, you don't even know if you really like it or not. But then, once one truly dissects this album, truly gets lost in it, and truly [i]sees[/i] the songs unfolding, it finally clicks. - - - - - "The Manifold Curiosity"
A self-described "movie for your ears." I concur - - - - - "Son of Mr. Green Genes"
Everything In Its Right Place. A prediction of the present isolated and distanced generation and the future dystopian society that is inevitably to come of it. Both an exploration of Yorke's chaotic future world and of his own chaotic psyche. The greatest "concept" album of all time. - - - - - "Morning Bell"
Every time I ever cried from fear / Was just a mistake that I made / Wash yourself in your tears / And build your church / On the strength of your faith - - - - - The Grandfather of Post-Rock. The best way to praise this album is to simply listen to it. So go and do that. Now. - - - - - "Washer"
The Age of Adz
[i]I want to be well, I want to be well, I want to be well, I want to be well, I want to be well, I want to be well, I want to be well, I want to be well, I want to be well, I want to be well, I want to be well, I want to be well, I want to be well, I want to be well, I want to be well, I want to be well, I want to be well, I want to be well, I want to be well, I want to be well, I want to be well, I want to be well, I'm not fucking around[/i]. These songs are not just painted as brightly as the work of Royal Robertson. They are also just as insane as the 'self-proclaimed prophet' himself. But this album isn't about Robertson; it's about its creator. Struggling with suicidal thoughts and paranoia, Sufjan decides to express his emotions the best way there is: art. The Age of Adz itself is a mental breakdown with its schizophrenic rhythms and instrumentation. But what makes this album so great is the fact that it manages to do everything and still work. And by everything I mean [i]everything[/i]. Take the 25 minute epic, Impossible Soul, which is in itself the essence of The Age of Adz You can just see the man screaming and tearing his soul out and putting it into the music; because this album isn't just apocalyptic, it?s [i]self[i]-apocalyptic. A modern classic. - - - - - "I Want To Be Well"
Another Green World
The best album of all time. Eno's soundscapes (see "The Big Ship") paint incredibly vivid pictures. It's as if these songs are audible dreams, but unlike a wonderful dream, that you can only enjoy once, one can listen to this album again and again, appreciating the scenes more and more. Every song is great and is worth a listen. Incredibly ahead of its time and incredibly engaging, Another Green World, along with the rest of Eno's discography, deserves a listen from just about everybody. - - - - - "Becalmed"
|Great list, love all of these to death. 9 and 5 are just a bit overrated, imo.|
|Pixies - Doolittle?|
I'm a huge fan of that album, but isn't a five for me. It's grown off me over the years. I may actually like Surfer Rosa more
|hey, if the white album is #9, where are the 5 beatles albums that are better than it?|
|"Believe me, I've tried not loving this album."|
why would you actively try not to like an album?
|i really need to check out this brian eno feller|
Because I learned all the songs on guitar and it's just a bunch of open bar chords. I was convinced that since it was simple music, it was not that a good of an album. But then after maybe 3 weeks of not listening to it, I picked it up again and it absolutely blew me away.