|Generic list, but it's mine so there. |
|Cryptopsy - None So Vile: My first death metal album, I love the vocals on this one.
Iron Maiden - Somewhere In Time, Stranger In A Strange land was actually the first metal song I
ever heard, so I got attached to this.
Marilyn Manson - Holy Wood: I fell in love with the lyrics on this album.
Death - Sound Of Perseverance: This album helped me through a lot of tough times, I love how
technical it is, and how it still manages to express a lot of emotion.
|None so Vile is an album that I need to try again. Idk, I was just a little put off at first. Ill give it another go though|
|Hey, im that fellow user =] Excellent list with excellent albums. 1 is pretty much one of my all-time favorites, check out my review for it for an accurate description as to how I feel about it. I'll post in here later when I'm not using my phone. Also, I've never heard 5.|
|3 rules. I'm not crazy about the rest of them. |
|All of these are because of my father or because they opened up a larger world of music to me.|
Minstry - mind is a terrible thing to taste
Portishead - Dummy
Bob Dylan - Blonde on Blonde
Jimmy Buffett - Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes
Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes
Van Morrison - Moon Dance
Beatles - Sgt. Peppers
Van Morrison - His Band and the Street Choir
Jethro Tull - Aqualung
Paul Simon - Graceland
Metalica - Ride the Lightning
AC/DC - Back in Black
Hank Williams - The Ultimate Collection
Arlo Guthrie - Alice's Restaurant
Bill Monroe - Anthology
Ken Burns Civil war series sound track - "The Civil War"
Any clasical music
Sorry for any spelling errors.
|OMG YOU'VE CHANGED MY WAY NOW I'LL ONLY TALK MUSIC FROM NOW ON!|
Srsly though, Kashiwa Daisuke is God.
|Oh my god, 2 is massive.|
|Excellent idea Xeno, I'll give this a shot.|
Agalloch- Pale Folklore: This album is exactly, 100% what I look for in a metal album, and is the reason why I listen to the genre. It has melody and flow (because I can't listen to raw bm 100% of the time) and also has impressive songwriting and incredible ambition that plays itself out through the course of the record. Just astonishingly good, and one of maybe two or three truly perfect albums I've listened to.
Dark Tranquillity- The Gallery: This album was a gateway for me and still stands as one of the best (if not the best) record to come out of Sweden. It was only the band's second album, but it was easily their peak. This is what melodic death metal is, not some derivative one-off band playing cliche harmonized solos and following the clean-chorus heavy-bridge model. Simply the finest melodic death metal album ever made.
Ensiferum- Ensiferum: My favorite folk metal album of all time and also one of the best bands I've seen live. Every single song here is nothing short of perfect and is a reflection of what chessy, geeky folk metal is all about. It's tongue-in-cheek for sure, and hard to look at seriously (this album is too gay for the uber-elite, but whatever I don't care) but its so much fun and so enjoyable to listen to.
|It hasn't become any less about the music.|
|Streetlight Manifesto - Everything Goes Numb, there isn't a note, lyric, melody that I don't know off the album and no matter how many times i go back to it (daily), there isn't a single thing I'd change about any of it.|
|what happned man u used to be about the music now yr just a sellout buccck dis!|
|De-loused is awesome, and Jane Doe's probably in my top 3 of all time. It's the most emotionally involving album I've ever heard. And I've never even experienced a tough break-up! I can't imagine how much listening to that album would destroy me if something like that had happened beforehand.|
Between the Buried and Me's "Colors" is also one of my favorites. Incredible musicianship, intriguing lyrics, for me, it's all there. I'm captivated the whole way through. "Sun of Nothing" also touches with me on a pretty personal level.
The Dillinger Escape Plan's "Option Paralysis;" Even though it doesn't have that revolutionary aura that Calculating Infinity has, it was the album that really got me into the band, and it's one hell of a musical adenture. It's so beautifully varied, without being over-the-top and jagged, like Ire Works.
Those are just a few of my faves. :)
|Asobi Seksu-Hush: Everything about this album is perfect to me. The dream-pop vocals are gorgeous, and the mixture of shoegaze/dream-pop instrumentals goes together with them so well.|
Pink Floyd-Wish You Were Here: It amazes me how the theme of the album is so bittersweet, yet it comes off in pure beauty.
Riverside-Rapid Eye Movement: This album really helped get me into progressive music, and it contains quite a few of my favorite tracks ever.
| Can - Tago Mago|
NMH - Aeroplane
Yeezy - MBDTF
are my top three because tago mago is absolutely insane, aeroplane brings me to tears at times, and rapping to kanye is the best thing ever
|Nice list idea.
|wrote a big gay review for city of caterpillar explaining this|
|My favorite albums with one word descriptions of what they mean to me. |
Joanna Newsom - Have One On Me "Hope"
Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane Over The Sea "Wonder"
Converge - Jane Doe "Catharsis"
Agalloch - Pale Folklore "Solitude"
Sigur Ros - Agaetis Byrjun "Optimism"
Warning - Watching From A Distance "Depression"
The National - Boxer "Confession"
The Wrens - Meadowlands "Empathy"
|Brand New - The Devil and God are Raging Inside Me: I think I have said enough about this album over my time here, but basically this album embodies who I am and the internal struggles that I (and probably everyone) faces at some point in his/her life. |
Opeth - Damnation: Beautifully depressing, extremely accessible, tons of personal memory attachment
Third Eye Blind - Third Eye Blind: Could play this every second of every minute of every hour of ever day of every month of every summer for the rest of my life
Tigers on Trains - Grandfather: Basically an acoustic folk version of TDAG what's not to like
Radiohead - Kid A: Thought it was so weird at first but this is really one of a small handful of albums that truly made me feel something after I started listening to music all the time
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - f#a#: The end of the world has always captivated me, so it's no surprise that a masterfully executed album on the topic would do the same
|i think the problem might not be the site but rather any user who would make this list and call it
chill out bro.
anyway, My list:|
|Nice man, was thinking about doing the same after our talk. Once I get to a computer I'll do this|
|theyre so. . . progressive|
|The Offspring – Ixnay on the Hombre 2,405|
Every Time I Die – Gutter Phenomenon 1,781
A Wilhelm Scream – Career Suicide 1,663
My Chemical Romance – The Black Parade 1,604
Atreyu – The Curse 1,514
|urgh i cant believe i have more TBP plays than 3 cheers plays |
3 cheers is so much better
|FUCK YOU FADE
|hmm, ok, cool idea so i'll add mine|
Deftones - White Pony. Deftones amaze me with how successful they are at creating moods and atmosphere that tie in perfectly with the theme of each song -- which generally ties it with the overarching concept of each record, especially in the case of White Pony. To me, this album is a violent journey through the depths of the human subconscious, conveyed in a stream-of-consciousness style. Almost like each song is a suite that details a twisted dream or nightmare. Breathtaking songwriting and an array of sonic textures enhance that concept and are some of the main reasons why this is probably my favorite album ever.
Wu-Tang Clan - Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). one of my first hip hop experiences and definitely the most influential hip hop album ever made by a group. Dark, sparse and minimalist, the production here isn't just creepy and tone-setting -- it was probably the most imitated style of the 90s (and even the 2000s at times). The idea of a collective dropping an all-encompassing crew album and splitting off into solo careers has been copied tons as well (Doomtree, Odd Future, Company Flow etc all owe tribute to that), but what really makes this record special is the unique personalities and flows of the emcees on display. Best hip hop album ever if you're asking me.
i think i'm just gonna do two w/ descriptions, but my other favorites are here:
Third Eye Blind - Third Eye Blind
Poison the Well - You Come Before You
Faith No More - Angel Dust
Mac Lethal - The Original 11:11 Sessions
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
Aesop Rock - Labor Days
Atmosphere - God Loves Ugly
Down - NOLA
The National - Boxer
Metallica - Master of Puppets
Death - Symbolic
The Gaslight Anthem - The '59 Sound
|yeah they're pretty good too|
|i used 2 make beats for them when i was in high school they whack as hell|
|don't talk about loltallica that way|
|Coheed and Cambria - Second Stage Turbine Blade. To this day this is still the only album I consider perfect. Every riff is flawless, Claudio's wailing vocals are perfect and the buildups to those epic choruses are perfectly executed, there's just nothing wrong with this album. I first heard this when i was 15 and this was the album that made me want to search for music rather than just settle with what my friends were listening to or what was on the radio.
Some other favs of mine without descriptions are:
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
Brand New - The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me
Ulver - Bergtatt
Arcade Fire - Funeral|
|my top 2 are pretty much the only one's who's order never changes. Wish You Were Here and Kid A.|
|I happen to like a lot of albums that the majority of sputnik really dislikes. For example I happen to like CoF and most of their discography.|
|Thrice - The Artist in the Ambulance : The first album that I heard and made me go wow, there's more to just enjoying this as an album, introduced me to appreciating music in the way I do now.|
Killswitch Engage - The End of Heartache: Is it the greatest album ever=? No, but it was the first album with harsh vocals I ever heard and it introduced me to music where the vocals weren't always sung.
65daysofstatic - The Fall of Math: The album that made me realise that music didn't have to have vocals to be awesome
Miles Davis - Kind of Blue: The first jazz album I properly listened to, gave me my love of the genre.
Rise Against - The Sufferer and the Witness: Introduced me to punk and hardcore.
Thin Lizzy - Live and Dangerous: Made me realise old music rocks/how influential it can be.
Joni Mitchell - Blue: First acousticy/folk album I really loved, helped me appreciate alt and indie/folk, got me out of my metalcore obsession.
|Also, Brand New -TDAG: as it was the album that led me to Sputnik by searching for similar sounding stuff online.|
|Definitely agree about 3. But the album that really defined me...|
Oceansize - Everyone Into Position. I first found this back in early 2006 when I discovered how easy it is to get any album you want on the internet. I was downloading at least two albums per day. I'd only listen to about two seconds of each of these albums before writing them off because I was so inexperienced as a listener (thought The Mars Volta was the only band in the world that made songs over 7 minutes long). But the instant I turned on Everyone Into Position (in the fucked up order that torrent had the songs in, with A Homage To A Shame coming on first), it was true fucking love.
|mingus - the black saint and the sinner lady: if it was possible to make a perfect album, this is it. emotion can't help
but permeate through the vinyl into the listening room.
so yeah, the greatest album ever|
|Kayo Dot- Choirs Of The Eye An aquired taste, but I just love it. its so beutiful, and epic. The intellectual vibe/lyrics reflect my views, and beliefs. Charles The Oscar Peterson Trio-Live In Chicago. I hear dthis when i was seven-it not only turned me sparked my flame for jazz, but for great music in general. Converge-Jane Doe. It's worth all the critical accliam it gets. That theme of lost identity is echoed throughout the album. it helped with alot of shit in my life. Also it helped turn me on to to harsh vocals. |
|mewithoutYou - Brother, Sister: I really can't say enough about this record's lyricism. |
|Converge - Jane Doe (urrghhh)|
deftones - White Pony
Darkthrone - Under a Funeral Moon
Shining - V
Opeth - Still Life
Underoath Define the Great Line/The Changing of Time
Say Anything - In defense....
Godspeed - Zero kanada ep
radiohead - kid A
so boring :(
but they are seriously my favourites i think
|Here's my list. |
Oceansize - Everyone Into Position (but discography really)
Elliott Smith - New Moon (but discography really)
The Mars Volta - De-loused/Frances
Talk Talk - Laughing Stock
maudlin of the Well - Bath
Those are the all-time favorites. My loves that narrowly miss the top 5.
Yourcodenameis:Milo - Ignoto
At the Drive-In - Relationship of Command
American Football - American Football
|Radiohead- Amnesiac |
Radiohead- Kid A
The National- Alligator
Les Rallizes Dénudés- '77 live
The Avalanches- Since I left you
|Nofx – Punk in Drublic: Heard this around the time I was getting into music like Green Day etc and it really struck a chord in me. I could tell they were on a different level to what I’d heard before but with all the fun of GD and The Offspring still in effect. Don’t Call Me White is one of the greatest punk songs of all time.|
The Get Up Kids – Something to Write Home About: Earthy pop-punk with brilliant lyrics. Lot’s of nostalgia connected to it because it dropped around the time I met all my close friends. Every song off this went on a mixtape at one point or another, back when mixtapes actually involved four hours of recording music to tape.
Texas is the Reason – Do You Know Who You Are?: The best melodic-emo record ever made.
Shai Hulud – That Within Blood Ill-Tempered: Ridiculously pretentious lyrics, complex (but not wanky) music and a ton of passion. Years on these songs are still thought-provoking.
|2 is amazing|
|Massive Attack - Mezzanine :)|
|Hey Massive : D|
|don't believe you|
|Thanks for all of the posts guys, this is all great stuff (as I secretly pick up recs)|
|Paul Dempsey - Everything Is True |
|Aphex Twin - Richard D. James Album: this album got me into electronic music years ago, still listen to it regularly. played constantly like 3-4 years ago and reminds me of that period of my life (which was an awesome time)|
Frank Zappa - Hot Rats: first listened to this when I was like 12 or something, after many listens it made getting into more challenging music easier, plus it also has really shaped my guitar playing as that was the time i first started out with it.
|pop/alt rock/prog/post/grind with strong production, emotion, ambience|
albums that have pushed me to explore these genres so much more
kyuss – welcome to sky valley
karnivool - themata
sarah mclachlan – fumbling towards ecstasy
opeth – my arms your hearse
porcupine tree – fear of a blank planet
enslaved – isa
neurosis – the eye of every storm
pig destroyer – terrifyer
|my bloody valentine - loveless|
|fang island - s/t because it makes me fucking happy|
|hell yeah dino jr|
and loveless 
|third eye blind - s/t|
the lawrence arms - oh! calcutta!
titus andronicus - the monitor
bomb the music industry! - goodbye cool world
jawbreaker - dear you
the weakerthans - reconstruction site
bob dylan - the freewheelin' bob dylan
the clash - london calling
bad religion - no control
|Deftones - White Pony - This album has been with me for going on 5 years now. I first got it when I was 14 and I still love it to pieces, and to this day I still hear new things within it, and its open my ears to so many aspects of music.|
Ling Tosite Sigure - Inspiration is DEAD - Yeah, so I've had this less than a year but it only took one listen to realise this was a classic. I don't understand a word that's said in it, but the passion is unmatched in anything else I've heard (AND it's not even hardcore). Also sounds like no other band.
Misery Signals - Controller - Yeah, so it's kinda genericore, but it has a special place in my heart. It's been the soundtrack to several awful, gut-wrenching moments in my life.
|Rise Against-the sufferer and the witness. First CD i ever bought, got it right when it came out. i've spun that CD hundreds of times, every single song has at one point been my favorite song on the album, my #1 of all time for me|
|Protest The Hero - Kezia|
The Gaslight Anthem - The 59' Sound
La Dispute - Somewhere At The Bottom Of The River Between Vega And Altair
Defeater - Travels/Lost Ground
UnderOATH - The Changing of Times/Define the Great Line/Lost in the Sound/ Disambiguation/
Brand New - Deja Entendu/TDAGARIM
Sigur Rós: Ágætis byrjun
The Avalanches: Since I Left You
|The Knife: Silent Shout|
Radiohead: Kid A
|not my favorite album but Bear Vs. Shark - Terrorhawk is such a fucking good album.|
Marc Paffi is probably the most underrated vocalist ever. it's one of the few post hardcore albums released in the past decade that hasn't been ruined by over production and it's still catchy as fuck and so god damn eclectic and fuck great.
get this fucking album goddamn it or else i'll fist your mom
|Brand New: Your Favorite Weapon- Because it's the perfect pop-punk album and Jesse means every word that he says|
Taylor Swift: Fearless- Because honesty is the best policy, and it's really fucking honest
Blink-182: Greatest Hits- Because this anthology takes me back to being 8 and playing Xbox with my friend. The memories that albums elicit are a big part of what constitutes my favorites and this is probably the one I feel the strongest connection to.
Senses Fail: Still Searching- Because it helped me live with myself
|I personally think more people should check out Yourcodenameis:milo's Ignoto. One of my favorites. It's pretty simplistic, but if
you give it enough time, it's just fantastic. |
|At The Drive-In - Relationship of Command: Was the first album that I could truly say I fell in love with and Omar's guitarwork in Pattern Against User is what motivated me to buy a guitar and play in the first place.|
|Kid A which was an apocalypse, El Cielo for being the celestialest album ever, Promised Land for its inhumane sincerity, Lateralus for blowing my mind at 15, and most of the Pain of Salvation albums for being the best friends of adolescence.|
|raison d'etre's the empty hollow unfolds, because it paints such a picture in your mind, allowing your mind to roam free while it is still firmly planted on the beautiful scene that it vividly paints for you, thus allowing you to be taken away by its superior atmosphere.|
Rina Ketty's Les etoiles de la chanson because it turns simple chanson songs into long nights alone in your room singing along poorly to the sounds of a beautiful French woman and her beautiful range - just a perfect listen to escape the boredom of the bourgeoise and escape to the lights and sounds of Paris.
Kayo Dot's Choirs of the Eye because it's got the most involving and emotionally enthralling arrangements I've ever heard.
All of which have helped me live with myself.
|Coheed and Cmbria - In Keeping Sectres of Silent Earth:3|
Every Time I Die - Hot Damn!
Mastodon - Leviathan
Between The Buried and Me - Colors
Cat Stevens - Catch Bull At Four
Billy Idol - White Wedding
Opeth - Still Life
Hatebreed - Perseverance
Glassjaw - Worship and Tribute
X Japan - Art of Life
The Dillinger Escape Plan - Miss Machine
Linkin Park - Hybrid Theory
Judas Priest - British Steel
At The Drive-In - Relationship of Command
Heart - Dreamboat Annie
Shai Hulud - Misanthropy Pure
Idk that's all I can think of at this moment.
|Alice In Chains- Dirt. This is my defining album the way cantrell and staley deliver those songs is gorgeous and even it is a deeply depressive and anguish filled album i love every single song on it|
|Third Eye Blind - Third Eye Blind: No explanation is needed...|
|The Mars Volta- De-Loused-Bedlam. I first discovered The Mars Volta after hearing them play Cicatriz ESP live at a festival. They blew my mind. Those lengthy instrumental voyages and just overall spellbinding musicianship.|
Miles Davis- Bitches Brew. The "electric" album that turned Jazz inside out. I had listened to several Bebop albums before this, but the first time I heard this album I was completely mesmerized. The ominous atmosphere it induces still sends chills down my spine.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience- Electric Ladyland. Jimi was the first musician that I could say I became obsessed with. Everything about him, his demeanor and style really had an impact on me. His singlehandedly became my inspiration for the guitar.
Pink Floyd- Dark Side Of The Moon. The first album I ever heard. I was 10 at the time and the music really blew me away. It started my obsession with Prog rock. David Gilmour's style of playing really made me look at the guitar in a different light with songs like "Any colour you like" and "Money".
Mastodon- Crack The Skye. My favourite Metal album. It's an exquisitely composed album in my opinion. The Last Baron is incredible.
Opeth- Damnation/Blackwater Park. Ah, Opeth. Mikael Akerfeldt is a genius, I dont care what anyone says.
The Mahavishnu Orchestra- Birds Of Fire. This was the album that made me want to start a Jazz Fusion band. The synergy between the musicians in this album is intense.