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|10 Albums I'd Least Like To Live In|
These are ten albums that create worlds which are so offputting, rthat I wouldn't want to spend more than a rday there.
A patchwork quilt of everything that could go wrong about the American
Dream, this album isn't really disturbing, so much as relentlessly
downtrodden. A comparatively 'nice' way to start this list, Nebraska (the
album, not the state!) is still a decidedly depressing place to spend your
Choirs Of The Eye
Whilst this is an amazing album, it's a pretty damn grim one. The jarring
shifts in dynamics help to propagate a feeling of decidedly nervous songs,
as you're just waiting for the next monster to rear it's head.
|8||Tosca Tango Orchestra|
Waking Life OST
Whilst this is actually the OST to my favourite film of all time, the
atmosphere it creates is one of such uncertainty, uneasiness and, by the
final track, subdued terror that it would be a world in which you'd
constantly be nervously looking over your shoulder. Only the world you see
is a dream.
|7||Dave Matthews Band|
Before These Crowded Streets
I might get flamed for this choice, but this album is pretty damn dark. From
the nightmarish howling that closes out Halloween, to the sudden horrifying
realization as we figure out just why we shouldn't drink the water, to the
horror-movie strings that appear in the intro the The Stone, this album ain't
The ominous opening track is only the beginning of the unease that Ulver fill
this record with, as you're talking on a horror ride through hospitals,
shocking, jarring electronics and generally anything that will put you firmly
on your guard.
...And Justice For All
Even though one could argue that this is basically 'our world' already, the
sheer bleakness with which Metallica feel every second of this amazing
album would make it too oppressively 1984-esque to be palatable for a
Selected Ambient Works, Vol. II
The disturbing feeling that permeates this record makes it a paranoid,
unsettling mess of a state of mind.
|3||Have A Nice Life|
Depressing and feeling like it's slowly drawing towards a very unpleasant
ending, this intense affair would be so unrelentingly downcast that I
wouldn't last for a second.
From the disturbing child murderers of the title track to the hellish black
hole of Idioteque, the only time when living in this album would be bearable
is when it's teasing you. Not fun.
A nightmarish, unsettling, apocalyptic wasteland of an album. With it's
hangings, 9/11 references, murder scenes and general off-kilter
atmosphere, I'd probably die of fear before I even had a chance to realise
how horrible it would be to inhabit the world that Walker created here. No
amount of therapy can help to make up for the donkey-screaming, meat-
punching, canister-smacking visions that are on show in The Drift, and no
sane mind should enter.
|Let the flaming begin. Everybody should check out the number 1, though. |
|Interesting list. Though living in Kid A would be pretty damn awesome. |
|It would be kind of awesome, but at the same time pretty horrifying xD cheers, I'm hoping even if people disagree with the choices they'll like the concept|
|having researched it, i wanna see waking life now|
|I've always wanted to live in a Sigur Ros album.|
Oh and also, needs moar f#a#(infinity)
|@iluvtweepop Do, it's absolutely mindblowing, and the only film I'd actually use that adjective on accurately.|
I was thinking of following this up with a '10 albums I'd most like to live in,' and Sigur Ros might well show up there...
|Dude, you 5ed a Joanna Newsom album. You fucking rule.|
|i would definitely kill myself. |
|Well shit, I forgot BWP. An InAbsentia, your username immediately means that you also rule. |
|i will do defo|
my fav film is pans labyrinth
should watch that
|Pan's Labyrinth is awesome, and would be pretty near the top of this list if I made it for films xD|
|omg omg omg!!!|
you should totes make a list for films
|I might do, although I'd get flamed for not including infinite crappy horror films xD|
|I'm from Nebraska (the state, not the town or album) |
|I'm British, you know what I|
|this is a really cool idea for a list.|
|Haha I was just giving you some shit. But I agree with Eko this is a pretty cool list. |