Trevor Shaun

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Favorite 5 From 1995 (my Birth Year)

I was born nearly 17 years ago, and I've been looking for some great albums released that year. I discovered that 1995 was a pretty great year for metal.
The Bends

1995 marked Radiohead's second release, which I think is vastly better than Pablo Honey. In fact, I would venture to say that it's their third best album (next to OK Computer and Kid A)

Opeth's debut, of course, was not nearly as good as their more famous works (Still Life, Blackwater Park, Ghost Reveries) but it laid the foundations of what would become one of the most unique metal bands ever. Orchid was one of their three albums (their first three) that had black metal influences, and they are plentiful on this album. At the time of the release, I'm sure people were confused and astounded by the blend of black metal, death metal, and folk music!
3Strapping Young Lad
Heavy As A Really Heavy Thing

1995 was also the year that Devin Townsend (among my two favorite musicians) would begin his extensive career. Heavy As A Really Heavy Thing is exactly as the title suggests. Pure, raw energy. This album is complete with humour, death growls, intensity, everything you could ever ask for from Strapping Young Lad. This will always be my favorite SYL album.

In 1991, Death began their road towards more progressive music with their release, Human. Symbolic was their third album in their road to becoming progressive, and by 1995, I would say they perfected it. Symbolic offers complex, progressive passages, but still stays true to Death's death metal signature (something that The Sound of Perseverance got carried away with) Although I prefer Human over Symbolic, I would say that Symbolic is Death's best album.
1The Smashing Pumpkins
Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness

Not only is Mellon Collie the best album of 1995, I would say it is the best album of the 1990's, and probably my favorite album of all time. This album has everything to offer. It has the soft songs, the heavy songs, the catchy songs, the beautiful songs, and it has two quality hours of music. Now this may sound biased because I'm a huge Smashing Pumpkins fan, but if you listen to this lengthy double album, I guarantee that you will have a positive feeling towards it. In my eyes, I only see perfection.
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