|Buckethead Ranked ('91 - '99)|
The Man, the Legend. The Bucket.
The first of the lighter side of Buckethead and it's a heavy outing. Incredible passages of clean guitar throughout make for an intricate and emotionally engaged listen.
This would be 1 if it wasn't for Colma. I've really come to enjoy this album so much, as it has all of Buckethead's traits in a more concise form and really packs some great moments together, while maintaining an early concept album vibe.
Honestly, I thought about putting this lower because it just always seems way too overly long. It wasn't the first Buckethead I listened to because I was accustomed to a shorter, different format, so I'm not very attached to it though some regard it as a classic I think.
Monsters & Robots
Has more of the industrial, grungey feel than his others in this decade, which has seen more or less success on later releases. It's an unoffensive listen but quirky with some cool riffs. Feels like I'm in a video game at times. I could see it being passed up by non-traditional listeners but it definitely has some gems.
Notable Tracks: Stick Pit, Revenge of the Double Man, and Nun Chuka Kata
A surprising, free-flowing collection of many of Bucket's eclectic ideas which become explored later on. This is almost a relaxing listen and goes by quick. A couple of tracks were placed onto Bucketheadland but I feel they are better here for some reason. No frills just chills. Have you heard Seaside?
Day of the Robot
His most experimental outing coming off of Giant Robot but I'm just not too big on it. Not something I come back to often.