Do you have those albums instill a genuine hunger in you? Albums that might not be your favorite, but that speak of incredible depth to those that take time to comprehend them? Albums that unfold slowly over time, or that lay their genius bare all at once? That's what this list is about for me; the albums that drive my musical progression. Albums that not only make me want to keep listening to them, but discover more like them. I'll try and add soundoffs at later dates for those that care to read them.
God Loves Ugly
Very quickly becoming my favorite hip-hop album. He doesn't just throw out meaningless cliches hoping some listeners will latch onto them. He jams his life and his pain in your face and lets you decide.
|2||Faith No More|
Mike Patton. Faith No More. Angel Dust. That is all.
An album where each song feels like it could be expanded into an entire album, and a fantastic album at that.
Stevie is the man. He plays all of the instruments on this record, and not only that, but he composes timeless songs that establish a legacy far beyond what many could ever hope to achieve.
Birth of the Cool
Pretty much ditto to Mr. Wonder.
My Arms, Your Hearse
DEMOOOONNN OV THE FALLLLLLLL
An album that's not only multifaceted, but leaves you thinking even after the music stops.
Church Gone Wild
Gotta rep my band, right? Zach Hill is one of my favorite drummers, and there is just something about the instrumental duo that captivates me.
Great lyrics and an outstanding vocalist sells almost each and every moment of the stories Anberlin weave, leaving it believable and personal.
Took what I loved most about TDAG and turned it to 11
Just some of the most beautiful music I've ever heard. Even the hidden track is outstanding.
Death of a Dead Day
Craziness Incorporated. Sure, many bands try to imitate Sikth, but there really are none like them. Even their spoken word sections in the midst of a tech metal maelstrom don't sound out of place.
|13||Band of Horses|
Everything All the Time
Dunno what it is about these guys, but their folky brand of music cuts in its simplicity.
Everything Goes Numb
Best ska album ever.
The Galilean Satellites
The Heat Death of the Universe
|20||More Than Life|
Love Let Me Go
The Moon is a Dead World
|23|| ||The Gaslight Anthem|
The '59 Sound
|25||Bomb the Music Industry!|
Album Minus Band
Songs to Fan the Flames of Discontent
|28||Third Eye Blind|
Third Eye Blind
Wish You Were Here