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|Top 10 Favorite Albums (currently)|
Albums that I currently either listen to or respect the most.
|1||Between the Buried and Me|
This has been the reigning king of my top ten albums list for two and a half years now. My appreciation has
only grown for it over time. It's unwieldy in its massiveness and ambition and it can even be ridiculously
flowery at times, but I can't help but just love this album.
Yep, I'm one of those guys, too.
The realization that this album is a 5 sort of snuck up on me. I've had it for years and always found it to
be pretty mediocre. Things started to click when I discovered how absolutely mind-blowing Stand And Feel
Your Worth is, and then everything fell into place from there.
|4||Rage Against the Machine|
The Battle of Los Angeles
I find their debut hard to get into because of the thin production (though it is a classic in its own right) and
I think Evil Empire is downright lazy, but this is a perfect album. Testify, Guerilla Radio and Calm Like A
Bomb are just the first three tracks and they are all absolutely phenomenal, and the album just carries on
in the same fashion for the rest of its length.
Define the Great Line
A mammoth production. I can't help but adore Underoath for following up TOCS with this. One can't deny
that the thing is massively heavy; heavy enough to scare away a good chunk of the wannabe emo fans
they gained with TOCS. Where they lost fans in that area, they gained a huge amount of respect from the
adult musical community with this album and catapulted themselves into the spotlight as a legitimately
formidable heavy act.
|6||The Dear Hunter|
Act II: the Meaning of...
Saw these guys live with Thrice and fell in love. Bought the album and was disappointed, but slowly and
surely grew to love it. So dense and ambitious yet marvelously successful. I'll also take it over Act III any
The Artist In The Ambulance
Basically the same story as Battle of LA. Just a solid album with a plethora of classic songs (Under A Killing
Moon, Silhouette, Stare At The Sun, Paper Tigers, Melting Point of Wax, Abolition of Man, Don't Tell And We
Won't Ask). Always an enjoyable listen.
|8||Between the Buried and Me|
The Silent Circus
Best one-two punch opening to a record I've heard (Lost Perfection A+B). Best breakdown I've heard is
found in part B (death is in the air). The Man Land rivals Jane Doe as the best closing track to an album
|9||My Chemical Romance|
Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge
Had this at a 4.5 for a while purely because of I'm Not Okay (I loathe that song) but I just can't help giving
this a 5 because everything else is so great (especially the last quarter with Thank You For the Venom,
Hang Em High, Not a Fashion Statement, Cemetery Drive and I Never Told You What I Do For a Living).
|10||From A Second Story Window|
I've never heard a record reach the peak of dynamic perfection that this album does from time to time. It's
too chaotic to pick out any individual songs, and a couple songs are even somewhat mediocre, but this
album hits a note of pure, visceral motion and mood that I haven't quite been able to find in any other.
|This is like a list of albums I have been meaning to get into. 1 2 and 3 i have been meaning to listen to for the longest time. I really like 4 & 5.|
|5, 8 yay|
10 is way underrated
|Yeeeeaaahh, checked out your ratings and I don't think we would be the greatest musical budz lol|
|hooray for 3, 6, and 7. it's nice to see the dear hunter getting some love.|
|1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, and 8 are all awesome man|
|(obligatory "list is way too Sputnik" comment)|
|production onn RATM is awesome|
|Actually Converge doesn't get that much love anymore cause they're "too sputnik" so props. |
|Wait, how is the production on Rage's s/t "thin" (or bad in any way)? That's a retarded statement and I want you to explain yrself.|
|O P E T H|
|The production isn't bad in that you can hear everything well and there is a good tone to all of the instruments; it just doesn't sound big to me. The recording quality is basically pristine (especially for 1991); I just wish there was more energy to it. I don't listen to a lot of music that's older than 15 years or so (I know, I'm uncultured). That might explain my attachment to multi-tracking and layering two or three guitar tracks as opposed to one. |
|Gettin' around to listening to them more, Ire. I really like Blackwater Park (of course lol) and I know I need Still Life as well. |
|Whatever happened to My Chemical Romance? Don't get me wrong, I'm definentely not complaining...|
|They realized that The Black Parade was a pretty significant error.|
does the 'f' stand for fag or
|Hmm, user with name BTBAMF ranks Between the Buried and Me at top. Surpriziiiing. |
Also, The Receiving End of Sirens, As Cities Burn, Life in Your Way. And let Thrice take over your life. Shit, maybe even listen to Sullivan.
|Some good and some terrible stuff. FINALLY somebody who sees the best BTBAM albums, Colors and then The Silent Circus. 9 is obviously atrocious. But nice call for number 1, and 2 is excellent as well|
|Honestly I can't stand As Cities Burn, and I borrowed Life In Your Way from a friend and wasn't impressed. TREOS is cool, tho (pre-Dear Hunter, I know).|
|Which As Cities Burn album did you listen to? |
|I have a few songs off their first one (Son I Loved You At Your Darkest (?)) so I'm going off of older stuff. Should I check out the newer?|
|1 2 3 5 6 8 and 10 are fantastic. I drooled all over 9 for the longest time|
|Very much so. Hell or High Water and Come Now, Sleep are phenomenal. They gave up the screaming almost entirely in favor of 100% more AWESOME. Although I did enjoy Son, I Loved You At Your Darkest in its' own right.|
|Good List. and 9 is a good album. right before the band became shit.|