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|My 5 Favourite Albums|
A list of my favourite albums. Each one is a treat to get stuck into rfrom start to finish, the sort rof albums you can unthinkingly recite the rwords, air drum/guitar to every drop and every rbreakdown, mouth revery bizarre lyric. Brilliant.
Black Holes And Revelations
In a word, epic. This album shows there isn't really anything Matt Bellamy
can't do, from the stomping riff-fest of 'Assassin' to the sweeping latin
bounce of 'City of Delusion', this is a band showing off in the best possible
way. Summed up by the alternately sweeping and pounding 'Knights of
Cydonia', this album just makes you go, "phwoar!"
People will argue it's underpowered, simplified, toothless compared to the
calculated roaring of Biffy's previous efforts, but for me this album shows
Simon Neil becoming a truly great songwriter. Yes they've eschewed
chopped-up time signatures and virtuosic riffing, but the result is an album
of such power and scope that it's difficult to blame them. Music with all the
sweep of the Scottish highlands, elemental and breathtaking.
|3||Mumford & Sons|
Sigh No More
An album which packs an unrivalled emotional punch. No-one tugs the
heartstrings like Marcus and company, and their debut effort is already a
big part of my life. Difficult to find a single fault in it.
|2||System of a Down|
Bizarre, baffling and unequivocally brilliant. Imagine a seething mass of
detuned, chugging guitars, battering drums and pounding bass, over which
the vocals frolic with supreme confidence and atheticism. Serj and Daron
have to be the most distinctive singers in metal, and their understanding of
each other's voices is a joy to listen to. Buy it.
The soundtrack to my youth, a frenzied whoop of teenaged excitement and
energy blasting from the rolling hills of Wales. Snarling riffs, enormous
choruses and seemingly limitless momentum make this post-Hardcore gem
the top of the heap for me.
|1 is a good album and what I've heard from Biffy is pretty good. I've never been able to get into 5 and 2 though, and if you think 3 is good you should listen to Frightened Rabbit. |
|Frightened Rabbit - The Midnight Organ Fight|
Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane Over The Sea
Elliott Smith - Either/Or
Brand New - The Devil And God Are Raging Inside Me
Arcade Fire - Funeral
The Antlers - Hospice
Manchester Orchestra - Mean Everything To Nothing
R.E.M. - Automatic For The People
Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
Frank Turner - Love, Ire & Song
The Gaslight Anthem - American Slang
The Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
The National - High Violet
Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral
Listen to them, then try saying that Mumford & Sons "pack an unrivalled punch" with a straight face...
I'd also recommend;
Weezer - Weezer (The Blue Album)
The Smiths - The Queen Is Dead
Rage Against The Machine - Rage Against The Machine
Placebo - Without You I'm Nothing
Pixies - Doolittle
Nirvana - In Utero
Jimmy Eat World - Bleed American
Motion City Soundtrack - My Dinosaur Life
Eels - Beautiful Freak
Deftones - White Pony
Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not
|hate every one of those with a passion except SOAD of course|
|Black Holes is the last good Muse album. SOAD went out with Toxicity imo, and the rest are meh to me. |
|@mcmegamountain, you mean... it's better then The Resistence? :P wow what a statement|
but this list only has okay albums, no great ones, did you really check out the ones other people find great from these artists?
|! [comment too short]|
|about Mumford "Difficult to find a single fault in it."...? |
What about the whole album and especially the banjo sounding the exact same in every song.
|Might be the worst non-metalcore list I've seen|