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|5 Albums That Blew Me Away Unexpectedly|
I listen to a lot of albums, and most of them, while enjoyable, do not stand out as fantastic rpieces. Here's five that did.
|5|| ||Manilla Road|
I'd never even heard of Manilla Road before this album. I saw it in a top 100 of the 2000s metal albums list.
hearing it, I was bewildered that very few people indeed, never mind myself, had heard of this band. With a
history under their belt, Manilla Road deserve a bit of press I think. "Megalodon": right now!
Different Trains/Electric Counterpoint
Big on more classic compositional forms is not how I would describe myself. I ended up studying the third
movement of Electric Counterpoint, and upon hearing it I was entranced by the beautiful polyrhythms and
slippery smooth playing from Pat Metheny. After acquiring the full record, I began to fully appreciate the
which I had beheld, "Electric Counterpoint III Fast" is a good starting place, although I really suggest you
to both pieces in full, it makes all the difference.
|3|| ||The Pineapple Thief|
10 Stories Down
I'd heard some good things about these guys, and they played several support slots over here in the UK
larger (but not necessarily better, in my opinion) bands. I span all their albums, but when I reached 10
Down, after some less eventful albums, I found myself in a blissful state of nostalgia. The music pushed
what I thought was possible through simple emotional climaxes using dynamics. Check out "The World I
Dreamed Of", bring a woman or other suitable shoulder to cry on.
|2|| ||King's X|
Faith, Hope, Love
I tend to steer clear of Christian rock music, but when I heard these guys were less about the dogma and
attempts at evangelism I got this album. Seriously impressive song writing, a range of different types of
was amazed that they'd mastered both the 4 minute rock ballad, and the extended 9 minute progressive
beasts I love. Try "Moanjam" out, and feel God flow through you!
I picked this up after hearing that Comus were playing with Cathedral. I was incredibly moved by the delivery
every barrage of trippy-folky madness. If you haven't already heard this album, listen to "Drip Drip", and see
brilliant this album is.
|Needs more Watching From a Distance|
|3 is a pretty great album i agree there|
|yeah 1 & 4|
1 is so different.
|@lyon1525 I knew watching from a distance was going to be a good album, because I'd heard a lot about it|
|steve reich is awesome|