|My Updated Favorite Albums... No Order|
I just looked at my old list and thought it needed a makeover.
Band of Gypsys
Jimi is probably my all time favorite musician. He's the one who got me into real music and this is some of his best stuff.
Dreaming Neon Black
Dark, mechanical (yet organic?), and horrifyingly passionate. You can feel the insanity in this album. Also tied to a particularly dark period in my life.
|3|| ||Michael Hedges|
Solo acoustic music was the genre I became obsessed with after metal and this album is magic. Michael Hedges becomes one with his guitar on this album.
The arrangements are brilliant here. Summonings use of dynamics are unsurpassed in this album. Amazing melodies. Land of the Dead is one of the best songs ever.
This is interchangeable with Morningrise and Still Life. My first Opeth album. I became obsessed after hearing this.
I never thought I'd get into anything even remotely close to Hiphop. DJ Shadow proves that sampling can be beautiful. Original and captivating.
At the Heart of Winter
Raw, yet not underproduced. The riffing and drumming on this album are godly. Epic yet thrashy.
Somewhere In Time
I've never been able to match the futuristic atmosphere that this album creates. Some of Maiden's best songs on here.
|9|| ||Billy Cobham|
Jazz fusion at its finest. Funky as hell.
Annihilation of the Wicked
Death metal done right. Epic, brutal, and brilliant. I don't think they have ever matched this album.