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03.17.10 Albums That Epitomize A Band

Colorfulllllll Albummmmmmmms

I've never understood why more people don't use vision-oriented words when talking about music. For me, a lot of albums have a sort of quality to them that is almost impossible to describe any other way than by "color." These are albums that I feel have a strong and vibrant "color" that is as important their sound as any other aspect of the music. Tell me any obvious ones that should be here, or your own personal favorite color albums. Enjoy.
1HORSE the Band
Desperate Living


All Colors: There are a lot of greens and reds on this album, but at some point or another, I think HORSE has succeeded in creating a part that reminds me of almost any color I can think of.
2Animal Collective
Sung Tongs


Translucent Green: For me, if you could see this album, it would be a blur of leaves with the sun shining through them, kind of a light, carefree green color that's basically just pure euphoria. Heaven will be this color.
3Converge
Jane Doe


Orange: Like fire. This is probably one of the more obvious ones, but I don't think there is a better incarnation of orange sound.
4Lady Gaga
The Fame


Pink, Black: I get the sense with this album that the music is an almost translucent pink color, happening over a stark black backdrop, so that there is a huge contrast between the generally light sound of the songs, and the creeping sense of darkness that also permeates much of the album.
5envy
A Dead Sinking Story


Icy Grey: Like the sky on a really overcast day, reflecting off the surface of really dark water.
6pg. 99
Document #8


Red: Red scribbles over a black background, very bleak.
7The Blood Brothers
Burn Piano Island, Burn


Yellow: It just is. this one is hard to explain, but its very chaotic, like a party with everyone wearing yellow shirts running around with no pants on, fighting and having sex.
8The Mars Volta
Amputechture


Sandy Brown, Tan: Sounds like the way you imagine the Sahara desert looks.
9Circa Survive
Juturna


Blue-grey, Slate: Like the blue of someone's hazel colored eyes. There are also hints of purple here or there, but the purple was much stronger on On Letting Go.
10John Coltrane
A Love Supreme


Forest Green: Like the dark, earthy green of moss growing on the trunk of a tree in a dense forest. It's really a pleasant image, but it has it's dark edge too. Honorable mention goes to Mesa Verde's The Old Road, which has a very similar color throughout much of the album.
11Tera Melos
Tera Melos


All Colors: Much like the HORSE album, if you can think of a color, it's in there. But HORSE tends to have distinctly different colors in different songs or different sections of songs, whereas on this album, every new chord or guitar line brings with it a new color spectrum, so the whole thing has a feeling like watercolor paint colors constantly shifting and twisting around each other. Really the most colorful album I can think of. Honorable mention goes to At the Drive-In's Relationship of Command, which has much the same effect of constantly shifting colors, but seems to have darker, more solid colors, and isn't quite as beautiful as Tera Melos.
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