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|DaveyBoy's Potential 5s (1000 In 50)|
FINALLY... DaveyBoy has reached the 1,000 rating mark... And it just so happens that it arrives around the time of my 50 month anniversary here at Sputnik (That's 20 ratings per month for the mathematically challenged among you). While many reach this ratings milestone quicker than I have, not too many of those have written 250 reviews (That's one-quarter of the ratings...). Throw in an additional 150 sound-offs & many sound-off like comments (call me Mr Accountable), and I'm happy with that 20 ratings per month pace. rSo anyway, I figured something was in order to mark such milestones & I have decided to make a (reputation busting) list concerning albums which are potential classics in my mind. Right now, I only have 6 LPs that I have rated a 5, but there will obviously be more to come. The word "potential" is important, as many on this list (especially since I have ambitiously kept to the milestone theme & noted 50) will ultimately be rated a 4.5 or 4. Some I've already heard in full, others I have not. And since I have kept it to 1 LP per artist, I may even end up listing the incorrect release. The only other things to be noted about this alphabetically ordered list is that there are no EPs, nor are there any "Best Of / Greatest Hits" compilations.
Back In Black
What better way for me to begin with not only a hard-rock band, but an Australian one. Obviously, it's a close call between the Bon Scott fronted 'Highway To Hell' & the Brian Johnson led 'Back In Black', but the title track's riff & a little ditty called 'You Shook Me All Night Long' leans it in favor of the latter until I get a chance to go through Acca Dacca's gargantuan discography.
Jagged Little Pill
Where on Earth did 'Jagged Little Pill' come from? In 1995, Alanis Morissette was a by-the-numbers Canadian singer who appeared to have little future. And then, something clearly happened to unleash a brutal honesty within the young lady that practically everyone could relate to - male or female! Despite its abrasiveness, the LP was deceptively catchy & just had memorable single after memorable single included on it.
Slippery When Wet
You knew this was gonna be here. 10 tracks of hard-rock sing-alongs with absolutely no filler & a trio of classics. What more can one ask for!
|4||Boom Crash Opera|
These Here Are Crazy Times
There was always going to be one Aussie guilty pleasure on here and despite Savage Garden & Delta Goodrem putting their hands up, I've decided to go back much further & choose the 2nd LP by Melbourne pop-rock quintet Boom Crash Opera. A cavalcade of singles, more hooks than a fisherman's tackle box & an overlooked array of variety means that this LP is more than just likable... It's f'n awesome.
While Sputnik would prefer me to list 'Devil and God...', I've always preferred the balance of pop-punk & indie-rock that is 'Deja Entendu'. The jump in maturity from their catchy debut is humongous & it almost feels as if tracks such as 'Sic Transit Gloria' & 'Tommy Gun...' are required to balance the band's slower & more emotionally heavy moments.
Born In The USA
Yet another discography that is nearing 20 which I must progress through... I could have gone with Springsteen's critically acclaimed earlier LPs here (& it would not surprise me at all if I do eventually rate 'Born To Run' higher), but it will most likely be the combination of hits & working-class Americana-infused rock of 'Born In The USA' that will catch my attention.
A Rush of Blood to the Head
Many people were stunned by the progression that Coldplay made on 'Viva La Vida'. Personally, I thought it was well & truly forecast 6 years earlier on this brilliant LP. With satisfying single after satisfying single, this is the perfect mid-point of this much-derided band's sound... And despite there being more diversity than meets the eye, there is practically no filler evident here.
|8|| ||Creedence Clearwater Revival|
Just scraping into this list, I find that CCR are more a 'Best Of...' band to be honest. But both 'Cosmo's Factory' & 'Green River' could just rate highly with myself, especially since their best songs are that damn good. 'Who'll Stop The Rain' & 'I Heard It Through the Grapevine' go back-to-back on this LP, while a cross-section of sounds & influences make the album a fascinating listen as a whole.
|9||Death Cab For Cutie|
This album also scrapes into this list, but - if this makes any sense - it has a huge scope of improvement. With such lyrical depth, I find that one really has to be in the mood to take it all in... And I have yet to hear it when I am in such a mood. Who knows? Maybe it will never resonate with me personally, but you just get the feeling that it is the kind of release that will impact on anyone if the timing is right.
Brothers in Arms
Almost a forgotten band in the grand scheme of things, Dire Straits really struck it big with this attention-capturing LP in the mid 80s. 'Money For Nothing' & 'Walk of Life' were the catchy MTV staples, but it was the way in which this Mark Knopfler led outfit somehow made the slower, calmer tracks so accessible that is this album's real secret weapon.
The Marshall Mathers LP
Extremely influential (not to mention successful), this is one intense hip-hop ride after Eminem's comparitively light-hearted debut. Sure, it falls into the usual hip-hop traps (skits & guest vocals), but the feeling behind this album is almost involving. Even with 'Stan', 'Kim' & many other tunes included, the flow of 'The Way I Am' really stands out to me.
Extreme II: Pornograffitti
Sometimes, it's just plain energy & fun which wins me over, and nowhere may that be more apparent than on this album. I mean, there's childish plays on words, immature themes & some downright ridiculous lyrics. Yet, the LP is still a winner in all of its sing-along glory. Whether it's mega-ballad 'More Than Words' or a number of flashy Nuno solos, this is let-your-hair-down fun... And probably not a bad work-out album either!
Some naysayers still wonder how Green Day ever became such a huge juggernaut... They must have forgotten 1994's 'Dookie'. Practically bringing together alt-rock, punk, grunge & pop-punk, 'Dookie' deservedly resonated with so many. Finding that almost perfect blend of raw & catchy, there is barely a missed step on this deceptively influential album.
|14|| ||Guns N' Roses|
Appetite For Destruction
Dave would kill me if I didn't include this album. But it deservedly makes an appearance on this list, predominantly for the 3 iconic singles which are scattered evenly through its tracklist. Despite containing all the flash of their hair-metal counterparts, GN'R added some real grit to the hard-rock genre at just the time it needed it.
...And Jom may have killed me had I not included this album! I was extremely tempted to include the leaner 'The Number of the Beast' instead, but one gets the feeling that if I can one day truly immerse myself in Maiden's 15 LP discography, then it may be 'Powerslave' which ultimately stands head & shoulders above the rest. I always love an album with great bass-lines & Steve Harris undoubtedly provides them here.
Rhythm Nation 1814
If 'Control' didn't make her a superstar to rival her brother, then 'RN1814' definitely did. A real journey, this influential album was genuinely ahead of its time, with the slick production & semi-concept standing out amongst the pop dross of the late 80s. Including hit single after hit single, this was a superb album no matter which way you looked at it.
What's that they say about men crying? Well, if there's a voice that can ever make a man feel genuine emotion, then it has to be the one that belongs to Jeff Buckley... And I'm not even sure that much of it has to do with his tragic death. Sure, it's flawed... But hey, sometimes the greatest things in life are... It makes them all the more real.
Are You Experienced
I listen to Hendrix's Greatest Hits compilation frequently, but this album & 'Electric Ladyland' also deserve to be put up for "Classic" status. Has there ever been a debut LP that has had more of an effect on the music world than this album? I mean, this was released in 1967... And the likes of 'Purple Haze', 'Hey Joe' & 'Foxey Lady still hold up brilliantly 45 years later!
The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill
There is always skepticism when it comes to a group member branching off to record a solo album, but in the case of Lauryn Hill doing so, it was both what she & the music world required. The modernizing that R&B music needed, the diversity which Hill brought to the table on this album was simply mesmerizing. As smooth as it was strong & gritty, you get the feeling that Hill knew she could not match this feat down the track.
Choosing a Led Zeppelin LP to list was possibly the most difficult decision I had to make, but I have ultimately gone with 'Physical Graffiti', if only because it contains one of my all-time favorite songs in 'Kashmir'. A double-album filled with diversity, Led Zep would never better this. I just wish I would stop being lazy listening to their 'Best Of...' compilation & begin the amazing journey through their discography.
Another grungy alt-rock band which seemingly appeared out ouf nowhere in the early-mid 90s, Live took the world by storm with 'Throwing Copper'. It's one of those LPs that seems to satisfy no matter which angle you approach it. It's rough around the edges, yet it's catchy... It hits hard, yet it's soothing. Most knew the band would never approach such perfection again, but hopefully they enjoyed the moment with the rest of us.
You know all those female pop artists that currently clog up the airwaves? Well, it's all Madonna's fault. And while her self-titled debut LP contains the exact immaturity which is rife today, it also displayed an overlooked amount of flair, innovation & diversity. From the intense 'Burning Up' to the club-ready 'Everybody', and from the smash hit 'Holiday' to ballad 'Borderline', this really is an under-rated masterpiece.
I know you will be surprised by this, but anything other than old-style heavy-metal doesn't exactly float my boat. How Metallica made the more contemporary style of metal accessible here is pure genius. One would be hard pressed to call this album catchy, yet it still found a massive audience & did more for the genre than anyone could ever imagine. In a career full of achievements, this was Metallica's greatest.
With each passing year, I seem to like indie-pop more... But there always seems to be something that stops a band in the genre from elevating their releases to classic status. If there is 1 band that may have struck pay-dirt, it comes from the unexpected source of Denmark's Mew. With practically no filler, the graceful atmosphere present here is truly awe-inspiring. It's gonna be a tough call as to whether this is a 4.5 or 5.
I'm unsure I really have to write much here. Sure, there's some corny stuff on this album which some may denounce, but come on, it's 'Thriller'... It was released in 1982 & there is a reason why MJ is called "The King of Pop".
You know that feeling when you think you've discovered an amazing new artist, only to learn that they've already released an amazing LP? That's what I experienced when I heard Nas' 'It Was Written'. Nas' (kind of) laconic flow is not usually the style of rap vocals I enjoy, but there was just something to them which was captivating. Of course, the diversity & range of influences evident on 'Illmatic' also help immensely.
(What's The Story) Morning Glory?
The group may have become a traveling circus with its brother vs brother feud, but for a few years there, Oasis was the biggest rock band in the world. Their debut 'Definitely Maybe' was tremendous, but it was '... Morning Glory' which really broke them big time... And deservedly so too, with a plethora of huge singles that seemed to be so all-encompassing that no-one was immune to their rock'n'roll ways.
Forever Your Girl
WARNING: Major guilty pleasure alert! I dunno, I still think the electro-pop influences of this album were a little more influential than what Abdul is given credit for. And even if you disagree with that, then this album has some damn fine catchy pop that included absolutely no filler. For a while there, I thought all 10 tracks would be released as singles.
We've been past the letter N & there was no 'Nevermind' or 'In Utero'. That's because when it came to grunge, I preferred Pearl Jam's 'Ten'. I think there is something just a little more melodic & interesting about its rawness. Maybe it was the story of 'Jeremy' or the guitar line of 'Alive'... Or maybe it was Eddie Vedder's vocals which resonated, but there is no denying that this is a classic LP that was an amazing debut.
For all of his eccentricities, the Purple symbol was definitely a talented artist. Forget the fact that it was a movie soundtrack & just realize how much Prince was meshing genres here. I mean, has there ever been a pop song with a guitar solo the likes of what is found on 'Lets Go Crazy'? 'When Doves Cry' & 'Purple Rain' also exist, as Prince crosses pop, rock & soul seamlessly to somehow make the eccentric accessible.
Predictable, huh? Screw the perfection of 'Ok Computer' & the forward-thinking 'Kid A', and give me 'The Bends' any day. It's all about (here comes that word again) balance & 'The Bends' has it. Of course, it also helps that this is probably both Radiohead's rockiest & poppiest album rolled into one. There's some genuinely tremendous songs on here, most of which get overlooked for the progression which was still to come.
|32||Rage Against the Machine|
Rage Against the Machine
Despite its numerous cynics, nu-metal was always onto something... It just needed a band to properly channel its genre-bending. Enter Rage Against the Machine, which combined innovative guitar-work, captivating vocals & a rock-solid rhythm section (just like all the classic rock bands) to form a formidable outfit. Add a rallying cry like "F*ck you, I won't do what you tell me" & the perfection was complete.
|33||Red Hot Chili Peppers|
Blood Sugar Sex Magik
I've always maintained that when performed right, funk will win practically anyone over... And this LP is a great example. It doesn't matter if we're talking about sucking someone's kiss or giving it away over & over & over again... If it's funky, we will be intrigued by it. Of course, it always helps when a momentous single such as 'Under The Bridge' exists to broaden our horizons regarding a genuinely talented outfit.
...And the Battle Begun
Speaking of talented outfits, RX Bandits ooze talent. If ever a band deserved more success than what they ultimately achieved, then this is it. In particular, this LP was their greatest all-around showcase, with each member shining through. The group's SKA roots were meticulously combined with progressive tendencies to result in both an accessible & innovative release. I'm so glad I saw them live before they disbanded.
I'm unsure about this one... It may be more a combination of 'Neon Ballroom' & 'Diorama' that deserves a place here, but even still, this is a high quality LP. Breaking free from their grungy roots, the orchestral flourishes entwined into the pop-rock here was definitely a breakthrough. Even the band's detractors had to admit there was genuine depth & song-writing genius behind Silverchair when this album was released.
If I may be lazy and copy & paste from 'Slippery When Wet': "10 tracks of hard-rock sing-alongs with absolutely no filler & a trio of classics. What more can one ask for"! Except there are 11 tracks here... & maybe only a duo of classics. I don't buy into the common critical opinion that their follow-up is superior either.
|37||Taking Back Sunday|
As much as I enjoyed the debut LP from Taking Back Sunday, I still think it's a touch over-rated in many circles. Their follow-up was a step in the right direction & then it all came together on 'Louder Now'. A brilliantly anthemic album with some real production punch, even the silly moments here are there for a reason: To sing along to & play whatever form of air instrument you prefer.
|38||The Beach Boys|
I like pop... Sputnik tells me this album influenced the future of pop... I will believe Sputnik until I get a chance to plot the progression points of The Beach Boys. I just hope I can do so without continuously thinking of 'Kokomo'. "Aruba, Jamaica, ooh I wanna take ya..." Arghhhhhhh!
|39|| ||The Beatles|
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
It's pretty tough choosing just 1 album by these iconic & influential Brits, but if I had to, I'd probably go with Sgt. Peppers. Why? I dunno... Maybe it's the diversity or the tongue-in-cheek nature of a few of the tracks... Maybe it's the dual vocal harmonies or the playful instrumental arrangements. Who knows. I may end up rating 'Abbey Road' or 'Revolver' higher, but hey, I had to pick just one for the time being.
You know that interview question that asks "If you could choose one band to see live in any era, who & when would it be"? My answer would be The Doors in the late 60s. Sure, you would have to hope that Jim Morrison was coherent on the night, but that would be a risk worth taking. What a debut their self-titled was! 'Break on Through', 'Light My Fire' & one of my favorite songs ever; 'The End'. Enough said really.
They may have gone downhill fairly fast & their new single is totally awful, but rewind 18 years & The Offspring released a bonafide punk classic in 'Smash'. Blending aggression, catchiness & a wicked sense of humor, there was sing-along fun to be had by all with this LP. Whether it was the road rage of 'Bad Habit', the drunk reality of 'Self Esteem' or the superb title track, it was just too difficult not to get sucked in.
|42||The Smashing Pumpkins|
Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
I can't say that I've ever fully immersed myself into The Smashing Pumpkins, since their alty, shoegazey noise was a little too over-bearing for me. Yet, while still containing some filler, I think releasing a 28 track double LP is exactly what they needed. It gave the band the freedom to diversify, resulting in quality songs such as 'Tonight Tonight', 'Bullet...', 'Zero' & '1979'. Probably a tough one to rate in all honesty.
|43|| ||The Who|
Talk about influential... Has there even been a more covered band than The Who? Has there been a more cohesive musical outfit than The Who? Who knows, but 'Who's Next' is a truly awesome listen. It's mid-section may mean this doesn't quite reach a 5 rating, but the beginning & end are just sublime. 'Baba O'Riley' & 'Won't Get Fooled Again' simply must be heard by any true rock fan.
|44||Third Eye Blind|
Third Eye Blind
How I've yet to hear this album in full is a mystery that even I cannot answer... I already know that I will like it a lot by hearing the singles. Safer rock LPs don't bother me as much as the more critical among us, while I keep reading how this has no filler (which is also an important factor for me). Maybe I do need to start using a diary, so I can block out an hour to finally sit down & go "Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo".
The sheer brutality of Thrice's earlier LPs preclude them from super-high ratings, but 'Vheissu' is a totally different beast that I struggle to compare to any other LP or band. In amongst the punky hard-rock of the opener & the metal traits of other tracks, there is genuine beauty to be found here (best exhibited by 'For Miles' & 'Red Sky'). No wonder they felt the need to get even more ambitious on their follow-up release(s).
I know, I know... And it's not going to be a 5. But since I have already rated TRUSTCompany's debut (a 4.5), then I felt the need to include 12 Stones' debut also. It's probably got something to do with WWE brainwashing Lil' Davey. Don't make me feel bad, or "I'll hate the way I feellllll tonighttttttt".
The Joshua Tree
Like many around here, I'm not the hugest U2 fan... & if anything, I prefer to listen to their 'Greatest Hits' compilation. But it's difficult to deny the greatness of 'The Joshua Tree' as a studio LP. Whether it's the amazing 3 singles that kick-start the album, The Edge's shimmering guitar-work or the deceptively haunting nature of the LP as a whole, this is undoubtedly a special piece of work.
The Blue Album
I have absolutely no clue when I'll be in the mood to fully appreciate 'Pinkerton', so for the time being it will be 'The Blue Album' which gets the nod on behalf of Weezer here. The dorky pop-rockers display deceptive diversity on their catchy debut, which can probably best be described in one word: Charming.
Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
Gangsta rap, multiple vocalists & crude lyrics aren't exactly my thing, but what the Wu-Tang Clan achieved with their debut LP was something truly special & innovative. This should have been the biggest clusterf*ck ever, yet they somehow pull off the combination of raw honesty & witty humor, which is backed by fascinating production techniques. If only the cavalcade of pretenders had not tried to follow in their footsteps.
It's me... I had to finish with a guilty pleasure. Well, this isn't exactly a guilty pleasure, so much as a pick for personal reasons. After an under-rated debut (which included 'Bust A Move'), Young MC boldly (read: foolishly) tried to reinvent hip-hop by going all educational on us (EG: He has a 7 minute song describing the various parts of the brain). It ruined his career, but there was at least 1 person listening Mr Young.
|Apologies to Deep Purple, Paul Simon, Placebo, Powderfinger & Run DMC for just missing out on this list.|
Also, special mention to Arcade Fire, Def Leppard, Emery, Living Colour, Muse & Rise Against for already having the prestigious honor of me bestowing the perfect 5 on one of their LPs.
And before you start mocking/bashing, remember many of these albums will not be rated a 5, but will join the current crop of forty-eight 4.5s or hundreds of 4s that I already have.
|Look at all dem diamonds|
|Quality over quantity... But you get both with this list! ;-)
Can I presume that the artwork for GN'R, Oasis, The Beatles & The Who never work because of the apostrophe?|
|god dammit who featured this|
|Yeah that was me, trying to make this fucker into 25 carats |
|"Can I presume that the artwork for GN'R, Oasis, The Beatles & The Who never work because of the apostrophe?"|
Normally everything will show up the first time (as in, if you don't edit the list at all). Sometimes it's best to copy the album/artist name straight from the site though
|F'n Dev... His trigger finger is quicker than the eye can see!
Ahhh, bugger. I had 2 wrong the 1st time, so when I went to edit them, it has turned it into about 5 wrong.|
|no but really good list, giving me a nice study break/insight into the davey|
|Great looking list. It's 4:30 am though so I'll read this later.|
|Lol, the past|
|No-one else around here would dare have a list end with a Wu-Tang/Young MC combo!|
|i dont know but picturing davey listening to wu-tang is giving me the chuckles|
|Listen muddafukka, yo bout to get a cap in yo a$$. Haha. Actually, I prefer Tupac, but never thought any of his albums were 5'able.|
|Riff O Clock would have been an apt title for this list in more ways than one then!|
|Good list. To each his own, but I must say I enjoy some of these.|
|"Listen muddafukka, yo bout to get a cap in yo a$$."|
Please Davey I beg of you, never do that again :)
|Hey Davey!! Remember me?(probably not) .. anyways congrats!!|
|Cheers DaveyBoy, some sweet choices here.|
In my humble opinion don't hesitate to 5:
Back In Black - One of the greatest hard rock albums ever released.
Slippery When Wet - Cheesy? Maybe...but still remains one of the best party albums ever.
Brothers in Arms - One of the best music released in the 80's. The title track is a pure gem.
Appetite For Destruction - True Sex, Drugs And Rock N' Roll
Powerslave - Best heavy metal album ever made.
Thriller - Iconic pop music.
Stay true Davey.
|Lots of great stuff here. 14 and 20 were easy 5's for me.|
|Pretty good list.|
|Death Cab hearts. |
|21 saves the list |
|there are a few really good albums on here like 23 but also a lot of lol-inducing stuff|
props for having the artist formerly known as prince here btw but you're insulting him by putting MJ in the same list
|Sorry Dev... I couldn't resist.|
You know me TheNoTrap, I'll always stay true. I knew you'd be here, now to summon Hans.
I never thought Live would save any list.
Ahh Thomas, your opinions are as unique (read: Strange) as ever.
|The artist formerly known as Prince is the best artist in the history of pop music and that's a goddamn fact|
Also lol at TheNotrap for reccing you Iron Maiden
|For a Davey list, this is by all accounts pretty good, definitely some 5able albums on there (as well as some less 5able ones). Can't help but think you'd prefer Seventh Son over Powerslave though.|
|Hey, I'm big & strong enough to take "Maiden".|
Read my 1st comment sspedding. But I must admit that Iw as tempted to throw it in again.
Thanks Rosco. I didn't even think of 'Seventh Son', so that has been noted.
|that reminds me I gotta rip my entire maiden collection again (yes I have all maiden albums and the comps)|
but yea Seventh Son is super catchy Davey I think you'd dig it hard
|Also noted. I guess I just knew the singles from their big 2 albums better than the ones from this.|
|rate 15 and 38 classics.|
|pet sounds is among the most perfect albums of all time soooooooooooo......|
|Could 15 & 38 be any more extreme opposites?|
|Oh and if you want more 'heavy metal' albums, here are some of my favourites:|
Judas Priest - Screaming For Vengeance
Rainbow - Rising
Dio - Holy Diver
Bruce Dickinson - The Chemical Wedding
Black Sabbath - Heaven and Hell
Saxon - Wheels of Steel
Motorhead - Ace of Spades
|lol yeah and|
|dude you need to listen to all of 44 badly|
|Congrats on the milestones Davey. And one thing I've always appreciated with you is that you almost always respond or comment on comments left on your review lists etc. |
|Every ccr album is amazing except for mardi gras|
|The perfectly even amount of ratings and reviews, on top of the equal news articles, band and album edits just screams OCD. Surprised not to see Emery here, but it wouldn't fit with many of these older classics.|
|A lot of older albums here, "classics" seem to be older :P|
|12 Stones' s/t is obviously the most 5-able album here Davey, don't fight it|
|Reviewing a quarter of your ratings is damn impressive.|
I can absolutely guarantee that you'll love Born In The USA.
|Thanks Thomas. I considered a couple of those, but I have now noted all of them since I think you know my taaste quite well by now.|
I know Inveigh, I know...
Thanks FelixCulpa. There you go, another response. ;-)
Parallels, CCR are a tough one tbh. I'm unsure any of their albums will eventually get a 5, but I hold them very highly as a band.
pwalcher, everyone on the internet has some form of OCD. Either that or I've been watching too much of that 'Touch' tv series. But thanks for noticing. You win a prize.
ttb, I cheated on that one a little... I was listening to it a week or so back & am about to rate it... a 4.5.
An Englishmen says to an Aussie: "...you'll love Born In The USA." There's a joke somewhere there.
|It seems like you forgot one thing. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qbxqhjIfyZ0 Ahem.|
For that, your list deserves a neg. Sorry, Davey.
|Broken and The Way I Feel are classics indeed.|
But my serious vote goes toward Vheissu or Powerslave.
|Chipmunk, I've already rated The Graduate. None of the LPs on this list have been rated.|
Come on ttb, there must be a mainstream rock band I'm forgetting about. I never have got around to the Chevelle discography!
|Great read man. Really agree with your opinions on The Bends. Transatlanticism and Mellon Collie are definitely classics for me. A few other being really close.|
|Oh, I was kinda wondering what you meant by "potential." Well hurry up, Davey, most of the albums here are great (albeit, very Spuntikcore) so just 4 to 5 them already. 8)|
|Also, Bon Jovi? Why, Davey? Why.|
|5 the following: 6, 9, 19, 35 and 38|
then take your son to soccer practice
|38, 42, and 47 all deserve 5's davey|
|Thanks Guano. I try to keep my lists to quality over quantity.|
Chipmunk, anyone who did not expect 'Slippery When Wet' here would be livin' on a prayer.
Atavan, you must be very busy... since you didn't bash the living hell out of this.
More love for The Pumpkins than I thought there would be.
|9 and 31 all the way Davey|
|1-50 all the way.|
|the pumpkins used to rule|
then they took an arrow to the knee
|I'm immensely proud of this list, Dave. Very excellent, and some of the album choices are inspirational. Love that 'Tell All Your Friends' isn't the TBS album of choice. Love that 'The Devil and God...' isn't the Brand New album of choice. REALLY happy that 'The Bends' was the Radiohead album of choice. Dig Mew, Lauryn Hill, Alanis, and fucking 12 STONES, yes, hahaha!|
Good list, absolutely. I may copy it myself, though it won't be same.
|Also, yeah, 3EB's self-titled is a must listen-through. You have to hear it all, preferably while taking a road trip in the daytime with the windows down.|
|"pwalcher, everyone on the internet has some form of OCD"|
so true hahaha you should see my behaviour irl, if anything those round numbers look kinda sexy, why review or rate another album again?
|Thanks Masochist. I knew my minority choices in those cases would resonate with someone.
Don't retire me just yet. Maybe when I get to 20,000 comments & 20 lists. ;-)|
|Tell me you've heard "The New Normal" by Cog (you haven't rated it so I'm unsure). That's an album I would rate oh so close to classic and a pioneering album for so many other modern Australian bands.|
|Nope, not in full anyway. I didn't mind the singles, but some of the other tracks I heard were a bit too progressive for my tastes. No, that's not the correct wording. Let's just say they lacked hooks.|
|"Come on ttb, there must be a mainstream rock band I'm forgetting about. I never have got around to the Chevelle discography!"|
I figured you'd probably gotten to Chevelle already given how many fans are on the site. Hurt, Black Stone Cherry, and Ra are all mainstream rock bands I'd rec that I haven't seen you comment on/rate before.
|Of those, I have heard a few songs from Chevelle & Hurt, but not too many. |
|Oh man, I forgot how similar our music taste can be! 1, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 23, 26, 27, 29, 31, 32, 33, 35, 36, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 48, 49 are all some of my absolute favourite's ever!|
|Good list, though it bothers me that you avoid anything with a bit of aggression|
|dude, HELL yes to Mew. I had no idea you were into those guys. For me it's a toss-up between Frengers and And The Glass-Handed Kites for their best, but they're both high 4.5s in my books. anyway list is shit, lol butts. |
|Fantastic list. Oh, and for God's sake 5 that Joshua Tree album.|
|love this Davey. |
|Croc, where is #3 on your list. Disappointed.|
Paxman, I'm a calm kind of guy. Plus, there's Rage & Maiden on there... & Wu-Tang.
Thanks for the parting shot Aids. And yeah, I like those 2 albums plus their newer one. Frengers is just the best due to its more poppier nature imo.
Thanks Irving (& Yeti). You know I'm a discography listening kind of guy... I have to build up the stamina to listen to U2 all the way through. That won't be easy.
|I can't recommend Chevelle if you don't like aggression. They're really bipolar, like he goes from melodic singing to screams at the snap of a finger, and like 90% of their albums are heavy (relative to most hard rock, not like metal-heavy). Hurt would work better I think.|
|Stop saying I don't like aggression... You're making me angry. ;-)|
|I looked at this list earlier, saw 46 and decided to nostalgia it for a bit. I don't care, I still like that ish.|
|Oh hell yeah. Everyone needs to come out of their shell & adnit their love for 12 Stones.|
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|Where the fuck is Anberlin!|
At least you got Emery's best album 5'd already.
|Missing Liquid Swords and Rush|
|Yeah Born to Run is thousands times better than USA. I don't know any Bruce fans (serious or casual) who disagree with that|
|I have already rated all of Anberlin's LPs Storm, so they didn't qualify for this list. I gave both 'Cities' & 'NS' a 4.5.|
Sorry Captain, I don't think they're to my taste, although I briefly considered 'Liquid Swords'.
Unsure about that steadyriot. Opinion seemed at least marginally mixed in our review sections. I usually like the more accessible stuff, hence my eventual choice.
|12 stones? WTF? Deftones is way better than them! Nevertheless, good list.|
|Hehe. Very much nostalgia.|
|This is a great list.|
|Thanks. Took me long enough to put together, I can tell you that.|
|There are a few I could live without but I agree with your descriptions for the most part. |
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|"I have already rated all of Anberlin's LPs Storm, so they didn't qualify for this list. I gave both 'Cities' & 'NS' a 4.5."|
Oh, okay. I think I slightly misunderstood how this list worked.
|omni, I definitely did not expect anyone to go anywhere near agreeing with all of these choices.|
Sorry Storm. I tried to make it clear in that huge block of text at the top, but - yeah - anything I had already rated was automatically excluded from this list.
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|I'm a pothead who misses peculiarities often so ^_^|
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|^ My point proven lol. At least I spelled peculiarities right. Tho I just looked up the definitions for both and I actually believe either word works for what I meant. I like the first word better in terms of how it rolls off my tongue!|
hah this is why so many sputnik users hate me but I don't care it's all good to me.
|I love how Davey this list is|
|That was a particularly peculiar couple of Comments Storm.|
|I don't think you can miss peculiarities except as a sentiment.|
"I love how Davey this list is"
When was the last time you made a Non-Deviant. list? ;^)
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|I'm just gonna change the meaning of the word then. Reading the list caused emotions in me to be jealous for Anberlin that I overlooked the peculiar context of said list.|
Works for me.
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|Oh thanks davey : )|
|You tell him Omni. |
'Cities' would definitely have been on this list had I not already rated it... a 4.5.
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|Yes I know that now.|
|Must hit 100.|
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|just do it|
|Just did it|
|Touche Mr Panzer, touche|