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10.18.09 New And In Need Of Some New Music

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.
1Pink Floyd
The Wall

A masterpiece, and my absolute favourite album. It helps that I have a soft spot for both Rock Operas and Pink Floyd.
Kid A

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...)
3David Bowie
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.
OK Computer

'The' album of the 90s. I don't think this one needs a reason either.
5Arcade Fire

In my opinion, this is the greatest debut album and one of the greatest achievements of any band. Beautiful, and refreshingly original.
6The Who

Again, another Rock Opera. This flows perfectly and has superb lyrics and musicianship all round. Especially that drumming!
7Pink Floyd

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.
9Led Zeppelin
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.
10Kate Bush
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.
12The Who
Who's Next

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.
In Rainbows

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.
14Pink 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.
15Dire 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.
17Queens 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.
18Green Day

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.
19The Killers
Sam's Town

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.
20Franz Ferdinand
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.
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