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|My Best Of Devin Townsend|
This is the top 10 Devin Townsend albums, in my opinion!
I'm not including Deconstruction and Ghost yet, so once i've let those albums sink in properly I will do and list.
|1||The Devin Townsend Project|
I have three words for you all. Anneke van Giersbergen.
Ocean Machine: Biomech
Tracks like Life, Bastard, Death of Music and Voices in the Fan are among the best pieces of music Devin's ever created.
Tracks like Earth Day and Deep Peace are as good as anything on Biomech. There's a few weird spots in here though that just put it down slighty underneath Biomech and Addicted.
Some may say his most straight-forward album, yet that would be only half the truth. Songs like Deadhead and Away are pure masterpieces and there's none of the bullshit that is so evident in some of his other work.
Bad Devil is a bad ass song. And the experimental tracks hint at some of the stuff on Addicted.
This one was easily the most uplifting and happiest thing Devin's ever done besides Addicted, and songs like 'Triumph' and 'Pixillate' are brilliant. It kinda grows off you after a while though.
|7||The Devin Townsend Project|
There's no denying the songwriting is fantastic and the title track is a fantastic piece of music. But it's quite a depressing listen, even if it's just nonsense.
There's nothing here that makes you wanna really listen to over and over again.
Ziltoid the Omniscient
Read the reviews, I think we all agree Devin fukd up with this one. His concepts are pure nonsense, but the music on this one is trash.
Haven't given this one the time of day, and I won't even bother.
|Addicted is kinda overrated. Its probably the worst of the project series imo. Ziltoid really seems to be love or hate, and I love it. But hey, I think we can all agree Townsend is awesome.|
|if you didnt like ziltoid then you wont like deconstruction. |
|Yep, agreed townsend is awesome.|
|"Addicted is kinda overrated."|
"Its probably the worst of the project series"
|good thing masochist called him out on it. couldnt think of a way without being a complete asshole |
|I strongly disagree with this list. Infinity and Synchestra are my favs. |
|mine would be different... or is, but still nice list! Infinity has grown on me a lot. Physicist also seems to be a bit hard done by in my opinion. |
|Finally someone who thinks 1 is 1|
|i think 1 is my favourite too|
|2 is 1.|
|"Finally someone who thinks 1 is 1"|
Exactly. It took a while for me to realize it but Addicted is probably his best, and at LEAST up there with the likes of
I do, however, feel like people hate on Zilotid too much. Of course the concept is silly, Devin is a silly man. And the
music is by NO means consistent but ZTO, By Your Command, Solar Winds and N9 are great tracks. The rest are at
least interesting and well-executed, if not a little irksome (ie: Ziltoidia Attaxx!!!). It might not be an incredible album,
but i don't think it his worst or that it isn't worth listening to.
|I like Ziltoid.|
|Finally someone who pretty much nailed it. Your top 5 is pretty much like mine. "Ki" is by far his worst album, very weak songwriting, and "Deconstruction" was a disappointment overall. "Synchestra" is also weaker than much of what you put behind it, too many commercial-sounding accessible pop moments.|
But yet again it's "Physicist" that takes a back seat, and I don't know why, it's a great album.
However, a complete DT best-of list needs to have all his SYL albums as well, because those are all written by him, it's not a band effort, at least not in the studio. The ambient releases are irrelevant and could be left out.
|nah ocean machine is best|