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Michael Freitag
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Last Active 02-05-09 12:24 am
Joined 05-23-04

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 Lists
06.03.08 Pillowfort Show Set List (4.12.08)12.28.07 O Conformity
10.28.07 Fershizzle Has It Wrong.08.16.07 The Songs My Other Band Covers
08.14.07 Stealing From Yet More Guitarists08.06.07 Playing Someone Else's Music
07.30.07 Suddenly, Alternative Radio Is A Winner06.02.07 Top Artists, Top Albums
06.01.07 Guitarists I'm Stealing From Lately03.18.07 Yes, I Stole This From What?
02.13.07 Well, That Worked Out02.12.07 Explain. Now.
01.01.07 Things That Annoy Me01.01.07 Music For WoW
10.29.06 When I need catharsis...10.11.06 My Favorite Time Signatures to write in
08.12.06 10 Albums That Changed My Life

Top Artists, Top Albums

Yeah, I know, it's been done by everybody else already, and I mean EVERYBODY. Guess it's my turn, then. Because sometimes, you just plain run out of any good or original ideas. These are the times when you fall back on clich?s and stuff that's been done to death. So here I am, and here I go. Also, anybody who makes a list like this and lists Metal band after Metal band is kiiiiiiinda lame.
1Radiohead
OK Computer


...let's just get it out of the way now: this list is not meant to surprise you. I'm a huge Radiohead fanboy, so what do you really think is going to be my favorite of theirs? I will just say, for the record, that this album is absolutely brilliant. That is all.
2The Beatles
Revolver


Pretty much agreed upon to be one of, if not the best Beatles album. And why not? It's diverse as hell, has legendary tracks like "Taxman" and "Elanor Rigby", as well as tons of other classics. This album is fun as hell to listen to (save for "Elanor Rigby"; that's just beautiful), and showcases so many of the reasons why these four mop-top kids from Liverpool will ALWAYS be one of the very best bands ever.
3 Godspeed You! Black Emperor
F# A# (infinity)


Death. Despair. Fear. Emptiness. An unsettling soundtrack to a slow burning, yet terrifyingly real apocalypse, this album was my introduction to Post-Rock on the whole. I hold a special place in my heart for it for that reason alone, but I also must acknowledge its beauty, tragedy, and incredible power.
4Sonic Youth
Daydream Nation


A total classic, if a bit long-winded. The Youth refine their noisiness and go for a big picture approach this time around, giving us an even, steady Art-Punk masterpiece.
5Deerhoof
The Runners Four


So many ideas, so little time, so much shimmering brilliance and organized chaos. I defy you to find an album with more bouncy fun per minute. With twenty tracks, some of them are failures, but the great successes ("Spirit Ditties Of No Tone", "Running Thoughts", "Wrong Time Capsule") rank at the top of their best tracks.
6Yes
Fragile


Roundabout. South Side of the Sky. Long Distance Runaround. Mood for a Day. Heart of the Sunrise. What more is there really to say?
7King Crimson
Red


Four out of five tracks are absolutely fantastic; it would've been an utterly perfect album if it weren't for the directionless noodling of "Providence". An incredible meld of Fusion, balls-out Rock, cool instrumentation and crazy time signatures, Red hits hard when it succeeds, leaving us with an album of classic King Crimson anthems.
8Rush
Permanent Waves


For the words of the profits were written on the studio wall / Concert hall / And echoes with the sounds of salesmen. Of salesmen! ooooOOOOOOOOOOF SALESMEN! ...Classic.
9Sigur Ros
Ágætis Byrjun


This album reaches heights of heartbroken beauty and joyful bliss so many times, it's no wonder Iceland crowned it the Icelandic Album of the CENTURY.
10Opeth
Damnation


HA! Tricked you! You thought I was gonna go with Blackwater Park, didn't you? Admit it, you did. I actually prefer Damnation juuussst slightly. While Blackwater Park is incredible and the raw power breathtaking, Damnation is a more affecting trip, and proves that you step back from loud, harsh guitars and still impart an amazingly impacting album experience.
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