|UserSoundoffs 39Album Ratings 1197Objectivity 91%Last Active 10-20-11 1:14 amJoined 08-30-08Forum Posts 4Review Comments 453
Pretty self-explanatory. These albums took a while to grow on me, but I thoroughly enjoy them
now. Enjoy! Recommendations welcome :)
|1||The Mars Volta|
De-Loused in the Comatorium
For a while my favorite TMV album was Bedlam in Goliath, but upon recent listens I fell in love with De-
Loused. No wonder it's their highest rated (I never understood that until now)!
This was my first Radiohead album and, while it didn't take long to grow on me, I severely underestimated it
on my first few listens.
Definitely not as accessible as some of their more recent albums (Deadwing, FOABP), but I have come to find
this album on par with their best work. I don't really know why, but I just connect with this album.
I didn't like that there wasn't as much melody in this as in some of the other atmospheric metal I had been
listening to, but I realized that a lack of a concrete melody is not really detrimental in any way. Actually, there
are very distinct progressions, just not what I was used to. I really enjoy this album now.
|5||Wolves in the Throne Room|
Understandable considering this was my first real foray into any kind of black metal outside of Agalloch. Love
this and Diadem of 12 Stars now.
|6||A Perfect Circle|
When I first heard this I was disappointed that they didn't really sound like Tool. Then I realized that it's not
Tool. Then I loved it.
The Planets Suite, for orchestra, Op. 32
Totally underestimated this on first listen. The suite really captures a wide spectrum of emotion. I only wish
he did an "Earth" track, although I suppose F#A# (INF) is the "Earth" album...
|8||Godspeed You! Black Emperor|
Speaking of Godspeed, this album is really underrated because it doesn't hit you right away like Lift Your
Skinny Fists... or F#A# (INF). But Rocket Fall On Rocket Falls and Motherfucker = Redeemer (Part One) are
two amazing tracks.
|9||Neutral Milk Hotel|
In the Aeroplane Over the Sea
My first indie album, I wasn't really ready for it. Since then I've listened to some more indie and grown to
appreciate this more. I think this and Beirut's The Flying Club Cup are my favorite indie albums right now,
but I have a lot to listen to.
I feel like 50% of the people who don't like this album haven't listened to it enough. While I believe that it is
possible to dislike this album, I think it deserves many listens before an opinion can be truly formulated. At
least that's how it worked for me...
|Yay for 10/10 artwork!|
|I love 1, 9, and 10 on first listen. They're like. Amazing. Especially 1.|
|I agree with 10..i found it so boring but when i listened to it enough times i started to dig it and now i love it|
|UhhKris: props for loving 1 on first listen! it took me a while to get into TMV in general because of the chaos. You gotta love the chaos though haha|
KILL: so true
|I would say Moonsorrows V: Havitetty and Edge Of Sanitys Crimson. They still grow on me every time i listen to them, which isnt very often but still. 2 and 10 arnt doing anything for me and i dont think they ever will.|
|ASberg: I'll check those albums out, thanks. And I respect your opinion on 2 and 10, they seem to fit a mindset more than a musical taste and that makes the albums polarizing, in a way.|
|the only one on here that really took a long time to grow is 10 (I haven't heard 7 though)|
but with pretty much all of the others here I've heard some of their other material before those albums so I already knew what to expect. maybe that's the reasen it didn't take so long for me to get into them.
and 9 is still the only album that was a 5/5 classic for me from the very first listen until now.
|oh yeah, recommendations...|
Pelican, Neurosis, Oceansize, Marillion, Ulver, The Decemberists, maudlin of the Well
|Mendigo: Ya most of these I was hearing for the first time so they took a while. And good recommendations - I haven't been able to find maudlin of the Well anywhere, so I'm probably gonna have to check Amazon or eBay or something.|
|1 and 2 took a while for me to appreciate too... but now I love them unconditionally. 9 was a first-listen thing, maybe that's why it's my #1 of all-time. |
|p.s.- I always thought your username was dank-eyes... but I see now your name is dan keyes. just thought i'd clear that up.|
|1 shud be amputechture|
|When I read the name of the list and the explanation, I was wondering if Thirteenth Step would show up. It did and I totally agree.|
|TMV's best album is Frances The Mute|
Rockets Fall On Rocket Falls is fucking amazing
|10 worked backwards for me, I loved it at first but now I find it mediocre.|
|Some interesting responses from everyone|
SeaAnemone: Ya I put my name up there to clarify - dank eyes has always been a favorite nickname of my friends, even though I don't really have dank eyes haha. And 9 is fantastic, but I was so new to indie genre that I was taken aback at first. I can understand how it could be love at first listen, though!
Willfellmarsy: That's a good point - Amputechture is definitely their least acclaimed album and it might be because it hasn't received enough listens. I'm definitely going to go back and re-check that one out.
Apostle7: Seems like you had a similar experience with A Perfect Circle haha.
derekchewie11: I thought that too...but now I'm not so sure. With some artists, I seem to go back and forth on which album is my favorite. And yes it is fucking amazing haha.
TricksterGRex: That's too bad; maybe you wore it out? Although I feel like that would be impossible for me haha.