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My Favoritest Album Ever In The History Of My Favoritest Albums Ever Made

So I couldn't actually just pick ONE, so here are SIX! albums that either completely changed my taste in music or are just completely flabberghastingly awesome that thay blow my mind into billions of peices every time i listen to them. This isn't in any order, btw.
1Arcade Fire
Funeral


This album IS beauty. I first got into the Arcade Fire after hearing them and David Bowie play Wake Up like in Central Park in NY, and fell in love. The compositions here just absolutely epic and jam packed full of subtle wonder, from each twinkling ripple of the xylophone, to every haunting string quiver behind each and every one of Will's warbling yelps and shouts, this is quite possibly one of the best collection of music ever to be put to record.
2Slint
Spiderland


You don't get much more Albumy then Spiderland. While every song here is still a masterpiece in its own right, listening to this record the whole way through is a lesson in the power of building crescendos. There is probably nothing more satisfying (musically anyway) after sludging your way though nearly forty minutes of unsetteling, atmospheric, striped down rock and then hearing McMahan burst into a fiery scream at the end of Good Morning Captain which leaves you just twitching in your chair. Honestly.
3Radiohead
OK Computer


The best Indie album of the 90s? Quite possibly.OK Computer was the album Radiohead were fated to make, and even now there still something fun about tracing their evolution through from Pablo Honey and into The Bends to end up producing this stunning piece of beauty. It's roots of course go further back through from Wowee Zowee and through to Unknown Pleasures and Doolittle, before Radiohead threw Alt Rock into an entirely new realm of... Awesome. This one was the band at the height of their songwriting powers, fusing in Rock N' Roll with the blips and bloops of electronic music without ever sounding awakard, and instead smashing the boundaries of music and creating a timeless record.
4Streetlight Manifesto
Everything Goes Numb


There are fun albums, and then are albums which are still fun but deep and musically amazing. This is, in case you haven't guessed, the latter. Everything Goes Numb has been my anthem though life since I first heard it - while the music here remains upbeat and a celebration of all things awesome, there are still moments of introspection mixed in here and there, held together by an unrivaled mix of blaring punk and screaming horn lines. Seeing these guys live last year was one of '07's highlights, and I can't emphasize how much i love this record.
5Circle Takes The Square
As The Roots Undo


The album that started it all for me - It being the whole emo thing thats sprung up around. Yes, I found it on Sputnik. Yes, I hated it when I first heard it. Yes, I found it becoming on of my favorite albums of all time. Yes, it still is f'ucking fantastic. Choas = good.
6Manic Street Preachers
The Holy Bible


The way Rock and Roll Should Be. *Obligatory mention of Richey James Edwards and his awesomeness and disappearance here*. The Two disc special version of this album still sits in my CD collection, with the words 'The Holy Bible' embezzled in black on pitch white and stand outs out more than any album there (how fitting...). While it gets me strange looks from visitors who come over who know me as quite the opposite of a God-head, it gives me a chance to give this one a spin, and blow their f'ucking minds.
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