|UserAlbum Ratings 26Objectivity 51%Last Active 10-18-09 10:46 amJoined 10-18-09Forum Posts 0Review Comments 3
|New And In Need Of Some New Music|
Afternoon, everyone. I'm new to Sputnik and relatively new to music in general. I only really 'got into' it just over a year ago, and even though I like a fair amount, it feels a bit too generic and, well, limited for my liking. I need some new stuff, so any suggestions based on this list would be great.
A masterpiece, and my absolute favourite album. It helps that I have a soft spot for both Rock Operas and Pink Floyd.
A very close second. This album changed the way I look at music, which I'd say is quite an achievement. Dark, haunting, and at times disturbing, this does what I never before thought music could do (and hasn't done since, actually...)
The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust...
Quite frankly, does this one need a reason? It's Bowie at his best, and that's reason enough.
'The' album of the 90s. I don't think this one needs a reason either.
In my opinion, this is the greatest debut album and one of the greatest achievements of any band. Beautiful, and refreshingly original.
Again, another Rock Opera. This flows perfectly and has superb lyrics and musicianship all round. Especially that drumming!
One of the most underrated albums I can think of. Some of the best lyrics ever conceived and songs of admirable length and musicianship. Definitely one of my favourites.
Origin Of Symmetry
This, like all Muse, took me several listens to get into, but I'm glad I persevered. A very rewarding album in that sense, and certainly full of raw musical energy that leaves my head spinning every time.
Led Zeppelin IV
Only listened to this in full just a few weeks back, and already I love it to bits. People may rave about Stairway to Heaven, but personally, Misty Mountain Hop is the standout track for me.
Never For Ever
Something about this album makes me smile every time I listen to it. A mixture of brilliant (if not slightly mad) vocals, catchy and mellow tunes, and some pretty great guitar work thrown in.
|11|| ||Pink Floyd|
The Dark Side Of The Moon
Another obvious one, and while it's brilliant, there are one or two flaws that put it behind The Wall and Animals for me. Still inspirational, though.
Opens with one of the greatest rock songs ever recorded, and ends in much the same way. No prizes for guessing how great everything in-between sounds.
Certainly Radiohead's most accessible since OK Computer, and one of their best. Beautiful but somewhat haunting, this - much like Arcade Fire with Funeral - creates a unique sound that is quite unlike anything I've heard before or since.
|14||Pink Floyd |
Wish You Were Here
The album that many believe to be Floyd's best is let down for me by one of the only Floyd tracks that I just don't like - Welcome to the Machine. Great lyrics, but something about it doesn't quite do it for me. The rest of the album is flawless, though.
|15||Dire Straits |
Brothers In Arms
Just an all-round brilliant album, with some of the finest Dire Straits tracks and, indeed, some of the finest of the 80s.
Viva La Vida
This is the one that will get the most criticism, I'm guessing, but I just had to put it in here somewhere. One of the main attractions for me is that it is such a drastic change from the 'soppy' Coldplay. This album is short, sweet and some of the best mainstream music I've heard in quite some time.
|17||Queens Of The Stone Age|
Lullabies To Paralyze
Their best, in my opinion. Pretty much everyone here will say that title belongs to Songs For The Deaf, but this is certainly their most consistent. Something about the dark, haunting style is massively appealing too.
The best. It doesn't take a genius to figure out that Sputnik doesn't look kindly on new Green Day, and while I do like ALL Green Day (go easy on me), their older work has more soul, is more genuine, and is just better, plain and simple.
This could have been any Killers album, in all honesty. This is just the most conistent, and when I fancy a break from 'deep, meaningful and highly technical' music, I listen to Brandon and co. Easy on the ears.
Tonight: Franz Ferdinand
Perfect pop. Catchy tunes, stupid lyrics, and just simply fun. Alex Kapranos has a grasp on crazy lyrics and their place in a song, and this album demonstrates that perfectly.
|This starts of as a 'favourites' list, but towards the end (16 onwards) I just slipped in my favourite of random bands that I like, but I wouldn't truly rate them this high in my top 20.|
Something to bear in mind...
|I recommend Porcupine Tree-Fear Of a Blank Planet, and The Incident are the only 2 I own from them, both are awesome.|
Or, Opeth-Damnation is also mellow, will relate to Pink Floyd
|dredg - El Cielo|
Porcupine Tree - Deadwing
The Mars Volta - De-loused In The Comatorium
Massive Attack - Mezzanine
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
Sigur Ros - ( )
Kind of just a mismatch of some stuff off the top of my head. Best of luck!
|These are not bad...major props for 3. thats in my top 5 of favorite album of all time. |
check out Diamond Dogs by Bowie too, and Hunky Dory, except that ones a little more acoustic and less glam than Stardust and Diamond Dogs if you like that.
|Another Pink Floyd and Radiohead fanboy like me... get anything dankeyes11 listed (mainly Sigur Ros and Mars Volta) and,|
Godspeed You! Black Emperor- Lift Your Skinny Fists like Antennas to Heaven
|Bloc, that was another name I was considering, but RadioFloyd won in a fight between the two.|
Dylan, I absolutely love Hunky Dory. Didn't make it onto this list somehow :S but I do own it and listen to it on a regular basis. I shall try Diamond Dogs, and probably Low, too, which I've heard good things about.
Wakeupdead, if it relates to Pink Floyd, it's good.
Pinky and Dank, thanks for the suggestions. Much appreciated. I'll give them all a go.