New to Sputnik, so here's a list of my favourite albums for no particular reason. Mostly British, mostly older,but hey. Feel free to recommend!
Was the best thing I'd ever heard back in 1994. Still is.
Never Apologise Never Explain
I could fill this list with Therapy? really. But I won't.
Earth vs. The Wildhearts
The album that made me realise music was good. Defined my teenage years!
Safe Sex Designer Drugs & The Death of Rock & Roll
Perfect mix of Wildhearts rock sensibilities and Therapy?'s edge and venom. My favourite switches between their 2 albums regularly.
|5||Faith No More|
King For A Day... Fool For A Lifetime
Took me a while to get into this after Angel Dust, but was so worth it.
On The Turn
I wish this band had made more records.
Supremely high quality throughout, although only really nine proper songs. Kinda feels like a collection of the greatest choruses ever!
They make the most unbelievable sound, considering they only use bass guitars and drums. An astounding debut.
|9||Captain, We're Sinking|
The Future Is Cancelled
An album that has grown on me immensely since first hearing. An unusual amount of depth and complexity for an album that feels like pop punk, although the rough edges belie its uniqueness, and it features some of the most heartfelt lyrics around.
Kill Your Own
Band were something different when they came onto the scene. This is easy their best album.
|11||Manic Street Preachers|
The Holy Bible
If Richey hadn't gone they wouldn't have been so big. But they would've been a helluva lot better!
An absolute belter of an album, which transcends all the genres in which it plays. Still sounds fresh and relevant all these years later.
|13||Down I Go|
You're Lucky God, That I Cannot Reach You
A band that started impressively, and got better with each subsequent release. Managed to finish with an album so unique and distinctive that it couldn't possibly be bettered. Would love to hear them try though!
|14||Hell Is For Heroes|
The Neon Handshake
There was a time when British Post-Hardcore was gonna take off. It didn't. These guys still rocked tho.
|15||Dog Fashion Disco|
The soundtrack to the most horrific Chandler-esque film noir imaginable. It's great that DFD have a similar ambition to FNM, without sounding like FNM wannabees.
In the Library of Horrific Events
Extremely heavy and brutal, but actually manages to just plain rock.
Far and away the best thing to come from the nu-metal scene around the turn of the century, although they display much more of a Tool style vibe than anything akin to the detuned Adidas-wearing brigade.
Around the Fur
Always feel like the only person who thinks this is their best album. But it is.
The Frankenstein Effect
The standout release from Ginger Wildheart's massive discography. Somehow seamlessly blends metal, rock, thrash, hardcore and grind, as well as pretty much any heavy musical influence imaginable.
Went more punky and less industrial with this one, which made them sound much fresher and massively more relevant.
|21||The Mad Capsule Markets|
Osc-Dis (Oscillator In Distortion)
All kinds of insanity going on all over this album. Crazy techno-metal-punk that could only come from Japan.
|22||The Venetia Fair|
Every Sick, Disgusting Thought...
Big band punk rock, fronted by Michael Jackson crossed with JS Clayden. A proper room shaking out-and-out fun album.
Take to the Skies
An album that excited and inspired me despite (or more than likely because of) its simple electronic production values and ridiculously irreverent lyrics. The less said about its follow ups the better, however...