|Black Sheep LPs (that are still pretty damn good)|
List is some of the odder / more criticized albums from some of my fave bands
|1||Between the Buried and Me|
Any Btbam is great in my opinion, but I will say that I'm glad they didn't continue down this path on the next releases. Looking forward to hearing how they've progressed on the new album!
|2||Coheed and Cambria|
The Color Before The Sun
Even though they're one of my fave bands, I've never gotten into the concept so this break away album didn't really phase me as much as it could have. I still think it's a lot better than YotBR...
This is my least favourite of their albums for sure, but it still has some great tracks. Really hoping for a new release sometime this century.
|4||A Lot Like Birds|
This one took me a while to fall in love with. Definitely missed hearing Kurt's vocals and some of the heavier elements, but I still think there's a lot to love here.
Considering the lineup changes and the troubled production process of this album (so I heard), this really turned out to be a fantastic album. This stands up to any of their other releases in my opinion.
I really only listen to the instrumental version of this album now because I still don't like the vocal performance. Still, great instrumentation.
|7||Protest the Hero|
I loved this one from the start. Wacky, technical and a lot of fun. Not my favourite of theirs, but any Protest is great.
|8||Scale the Summit|
In a World of Fear
This one sounds a little too much like a Chris Letchford solo release, but there are still a lot of cool ideas here and the guest spots add something special as well. I hope they release that album that they've had kicking around for the last couple years soon...
A Beautiful Place to Drown
Honestly, I probably like this album more than a lot of other people for the simple fact that they try to do something different here. Their last couple/few albums sounded too similar in my opinion and I'm a big fan of variety. Plus, it's catchy as hell.
Again, I may be in the minority loving this album, but I'm just glad they came back at all. I think they stayed true enough to their old sound while still incorporating a lot of cool new ideas. Excited for future releases.