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 Lists
10.07.13 2013 : Inanimate Muzak 07.23.13 Scissorlocking 2013
04.10.13 Is It Techno?03.28.13  The Bleeps & The Bloops
07.20.12 Scissorlocking 201211.23.11 References
10.10.11 Diglet List09.13.11 New Textures Album
03.31.11 Most Difficult Book You've Read02.04.11 The Sound Of Egypt
06.17.10 The Greatest Crescendos05.11.10 Rec Me Some Ambient
02.03.10 Most Pretentious Concept Albums

References

" Wait, this reminds me of..."rReferentiality is always fun. Here's some albums that have references to artists, novelists, poets,or philosophers. I'm sure there are tons of others but here are some according to my preferences. Feel free to add yours!
1Arcturus
La Masquerade Infernale


Their love for poetry and stuff is clear. Not to mention the several references to the Byronic Hero and the figure of Lucifer as revolutionary, they dressed Poe's "Alone" with the most proper music it could be done.(For those who have the physical copy, search a little and you may find some Sade lines)
2Dredg
El Cielo


Salvador Dali here and there.
3Neutral Milk Hotel
In the Aeroplane Over the Sea


Anne Frank's diary( yeah, I wonder if she stands as an artist, but the album is a poem itself. )
4Pink Floyd
Animals


Orwell's Animal Farm
5Blind Guardian
Nightfall in Middle-Earth


Tolkien's Silmarilion. The album is amazing and so is the concept.( several epic, and black metal bands can be inserted here for the Tolkien universe)
6Bruce Dickinson
The Chemical Wedding


Everything here has to do with alchemy and mysticism stuff. But notable are the several William Blake references( album cover, Urizen, etc). Bruce has done a great job with this one as far as the lyrics are concerned.
7Isis
Panopticon


I have no idea if the album has anything to do with Bentham's or Foucault's concept of panopticon. Please enlighten me. Still, the the lyrics, though sparse, are great.
8Kamelot
The Black Halo


Goethe's Faust
9Mastodon
Leviathan


Some Moby Dick loving is always needed. Album creates a stormy feeling like no other.
10Sufjan Stevens
Seven Swans


Several Biblical References, which are quite good. Sufjan works with Christianity themes brilliantly, bringing a solemn, authentic feeling with exceptional ease.
11Symphony X
The Odyssey


Homer's epic. Album isn't extraordinary though...
12The Antlers
Hospice


Well, I only got one line: Syyylviiiaaaa, put your head out of the oveeen....
13The Ocean
Aeolian


Where to begin with these literature geeks? The City in The Sea is a poem from E.A. Poe, while "Une Saison en Enfer" is a collection of poems from Arthur Rimbaud
14The Ocean
Precambrian


This one is a treasure. The whole album displays many of Lautremont's lines form The Chants of Maldoror, which is easily the most metal and prodigious piece I've read. You can also find Nietzsche , Baudelaire , and Trakl here.
15The Ocean
Heliocentric


This one is full of references too. Genesis, Ptolemy, Giordano Bruno, Rimbaud, Nietzsche, Darwin and (as expected) Dawkins
16The Ocean
Anthropocentric


Anthropocentric is another album questioning the fundamentalism of christian morality. Dostoevsky, Nietzche, Epicurus, David Hume, John Stuart Mill are some of the name related.
17MewithoutYou
Brother, Sister


Jewish, Muslim and Christian imagery here, all presented with mastery by a band which has deeply explored matters of faith.
18Amorphis
Tuonela


Based on the Finnish epic "Kalevala"
19Rush
Moving Pictures


Tom ****ing Sawyer. Peart obviously loved literature,and it's obvious from each of the band's album.
20 Ulver
Themes from William Blake's The Marriage of Hea...


William Blake's poem by the same name. Band is him reincarnated.
21Fleet Foxes
Fleet Foxes


"One day at Innisfree/One day that's mine there." Yeat's spirit throughout the album.
22Rotting Christ
Theogonia


Hesiod's Poem in the greek black metal way.
23The Tea Party
The Interzone Mantras


Named after Burroughs' Interzone book, you can also find some Bulgakov here.
24 shit
I forgot


you tell me
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