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|My 5's Explained|
This list seems to change every once in a while, but here's are my
top 12 albums of all time, at this moment. Critique away.
|1||Between the Buried and Me|
This album is the culmination of BtBaM's deathcore past and their
progressive tendencies to create a sprawling epic concept album. I actually
listen to Alaska more b/c of "Selkies" but as an album, Colors is the album
the band will always be compared to.
While Christian music has a somewhat-deserved poor reputation, this
album really got me into what music can and should be. Ditching their silly
rap/rock routine, the band focused on creating anthemic Christian rock and
succeeded in spades, and really revolutionized the Christian scene along
|3||Devil Sold His Soul|
Blessed & Cursed
The band that actually got me into post-metal defines how "screaming
music" can be epic and beautiful. The lyrics are fantastic and contribute the
felling that this album is less a listen and more of an experience.
Yes, this is the band that really got me into prog, and while I listen more to
Train of Thought (as do many metalheads), Awake doesn't have cringe-
worthy moments like Portnoy trying to scream; plus, every song fits well
here, even the awkward 80s rocker "Lie".
Is there anything that hasn't already been said about this album? Like
Blessed & Cursed, this album is truly an experience, but the kicker here is
the sonic range. Marrying the heaviness from Leimotif with their now-
signature progressive sound, this album is the band's benchmark, and why
so many of us HATED Chuckles and Mr. Squeezy...
|6||Fair To Midland|
Arrows and Anchors
While I hate to 5 something so new, this album is perfect. It takes a radio-
rock background (read riffs and catchy choruses) and adds banjos,
keyboards, epic melodies, progressive sounds but standard song
structures, and quality lyrics that stick in your head. "I could be kicking the
bucket, but you should know I never had very good aim." Combining El
Cielo with Karnivool yielded great results for FTM.
The College Dropout
This is the album that not only got me into hip-hop but has stood as my
benchmark for a rap album. "Jesus Walks" is an obvious favorite, but every
song on the album showcases Kanye's love affair with soul and why Kanye
is arguably the best hip-hop producer of our time. It also put midwest hip-
hop to the forefront.
The best southern hip-hop album of all time. Everyone knows about "Ms.
Jackson" but the album is a psychedelic blast of fun on every listen. Who in
their right minds writes a hook of "Bombs of Baghdad" then makes it work?
I admit I'm not a huge Radiohead fan, but this album got me when I gave in
last year. It's a haunting album that has aged very well.
|10||The Mars Volta|
Frances the Mute
I'm a bit of a Volta fanboy, but I like most of their albums after this, but love
Frances and De-loused. While the latter still retained much of the post-
hardcore sound of the members' previous band, Frances goes headfirst into
progressive territory, with a salsa-inspired track half in Spanish, a lost
Zepplin track, not to mention the title track that wasn't even released with
the disc. This is a fantastic album from start to finish and is why people are
still buying the trash that Omar releases on a weekly basis.
While I fell in love with the band on The Artist and The Ambulance, this
album hooked me. The transformation was jarring at first, but it resulted in
one of my top 3 albums. "For Miles" is probably my favorite song of all time.
Define the Great Line
Much like Thrice, this band made a transformation between albums, with
Underoath creating a darker, heavier, more mature work that is, in my
opinion, the pinnacle of what is now post-hardcore.
|Seriously, what's up with everybody talking about the 'post-hardcore influence' in De-loused? That album has absolutely nothing to do with punk in any of its forms. And Define the Great Line the "pinnacle of post-hardcore"? Uh...I don't know about that, man.|
|Stankonia isn't even their best album|
|wow you're an idiot|
|I was going to make fun of you until I saw 2|
|WHAT WILL PEOPLE DOOOOOOO|
|3 is incredible, but it's not a 5. |
|underoath aren't post-hardcore... at all|
|You got it right that College Dropout is Kanye's best, with the possible exception of his latest, so thats good. Not sure I'd give it a 5 though (i wouldn't).|
|Honestly, this is the most unique list I've seen in a while. Props, and we share some in common as well. Awake and Jesus Freak take guts to put up as solid 5's.|
|Trebor is wrong about Stankonia.|
Also, major, MAJOR props for dc talk that album is perfect. 3 blows a chunky load however.
|Brick, Deloused might not have any "post-hardcore influences" but Omar Rodriguez-Lopez guitar style went on to influence many Post-Hardcore bands.|
|NO OPINIONS ALLOWED ON SPUTNIK.|
All in all, I enjoy most of these albums and agree on the Outkast one. Don't get me wrong ATLiens and Aquemini are equally good.
|Frances over De-loused anyday.|
|Hey, isn't this what soundoffs are for? |
|I love you for 2.|
4, 6, and 11 rule hard too.
Fair enough, I can kinda see that, I guess.
|Yeah, 5 is fucking perfect I would 6 that album if i could|
|Pretty good list. 2 surprised me, and 11 is definitely one of the best albums ever.|
|GUYS, GUYS, I HAD 2 AS A FIVE BEFORE HE DID|
LOVE ME PLEASE
|"This album is the culmination of BtBaM's deathcore past"|
I think I hate you.
|what would people think when they hear that i'm a jesus freak? what will people do when they find out it's true? |
|Glad to see 2 getting a lot of love. UO is post-hardcore, but not the same as La Dispute or Touche Amore. I hate all the post-hardcore arguments. |
|@Sonicspeed500- thanks man and obviously you have good taste haha. I actually thought about not including Awake b/c I figured I'd get shit for it.|
|"Stankonia isn't even their best album"|
This so much. Not even close.
|WHAT WILL PEOPLE THINK|
|I'm downloading some of these, thanks for the reminder|
|@Strider- glad to hear it. Let me know what you think of them.|
|I would consider UO more Metalcore than Post-hardcore. But it seems nowadays people use the genre terms interchanably|
|2 was a 5 when I was in 6th grade, but yeah, the record hasn't aged well. |
|"My 5's Explained"|
Not to throw too much distaste/criticism in your direction, but I REALLY don't understand why people make these lists. Perhaps it's just me but writing out explanations for your own subjective feelings on music seems like an IMMENSELY self-aggrandizing, pointless, and not to mention wasteful use of time. Maybe I just don't get it. Alright that's all from me.
|"Stankonia isn't even their best album"|
It's a great album and I can see it being someones favorite.
I hate 2... they are hands down one of the reasons christian music had such a bad reputation. I can see where they may have helped it get better as an influence but they themselves are horrible imo..
|1 sucks hard|
|"Not to throw too much distaste/criticism in your direction, but I REALLY don't understand why people make these lists. Perhaps it's just me but writing out explanations for your own subjective feelings on music seems like an IMMENSELY self-aggrandizing, pointless, and not to mention wasteful use of time. Maybe I just don't get it."|
Well that doesn't sound like you're fighting for his dreams at all.
|wait sorry omni, not quite sure what you're trying to say haha... what do you mean by fighting for his dreams?|
|nm just playin.|
|ok gotcha. I don't know, perhaps I'm being a dick but I just don't get these lists. Then again, I don't get a lot of things so really it doesn't matter.|
|"Perhaps it's just me but writing out explanations for your own subjective feelings on music seems like an IMMENSELY self-aggrandizing, pointless, and not to mention wasteful use of time. "|
yeah making a list that discusses music he likes on a music website is so pointless what an idiot lol
and don't get me started on that whole "music reviews" thing i've been seeing lately
|hahaha you win porch, you win|
|@iFghtffyrdmns- I understand what you mean, but think it applies more to list-whores who write one-a-day explaining everything. Obviously that doesn't apply to me.|
|@porch- haha well put good sir.|