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NEEK v. ZOMBIE v. SPUT

Hey y'all! Me and Zombie have decided to go down Sputnik's Top 100 and make our own minds up about whether these are truly classics. How will our opinions stack up against our opinions and Sput's? Will our reputations for having weird taste hold up? Will you be endlessly disappointed in us? Keep watching to find out! We'll leave our ratings for the albums we've heard before, and they'll be updated with actual write-ups as we go.
99maudlin of the Well
Bath


Sput: 4.43 (1250 votes)

Neek: 4.2
I really loved how lovely this thing could be combined with the heaviness of other bits. While it was a bit eclectic, I thought that the pieces fit together surprisingly well, and even if the transitions were jarring, I think that was part of the point. It's more than the sum of its parts, and it's something I can easily see myself coming back to in the future.
Favorite Track: "The Ferryman"

Zombie: 3.5
There's some definite genre blending. A bold attempt to merge the more melodic songwriting with tinges of proggy heavy elements. You can come out of tracks having started with a lush guitar melody/ clean vocals to rough screams and growls that just come into play seemingly out of nowhere in the middle of track. Transitions between sounds were a bit rough. Preferred the melodic stuff.
Favorite Tracks: "Marid's Gift of Art" "Geography"
98Madvillain
Madvillainy


Sput: 4.43 (1920 votes)

Neek: 3.8
Hip-hop’s always been a hard genre for me. I always find myself appreciating it far more than enjoying it, and I’m rarely ever moved by it. This is the same. It’s really cool and unique, but I don’t really feel anything from it. The best bits to me are those short sound collages that form a really surreal and exciting landscape, and while the rap itself isn’t as interesting as the music surrounding it, the two sometimes merge in awesome ways in these highlight tracks:
Favorites: “All Caps” “Shadows of Tomorrow”

Zombie: 4.1
So I had heard this before the list started so I'll be brief. Madvillainy is a dense display of killer instrumentals with some pretty unorthodox rap verses. There's a lot to unveil in each track and that's probably the best thing about it. At times the raps don't do a lot for me which is what kept me from giving this a really high rating.
Favorite Tracks: "Meat Grinder" "All Caps"
97Deep Purple
Machine Head


Sput: 4.43 (1423 votes)

Neek: 3.7
Man, this should really be up my alley but it doesn’t quite click all the way for me. I’m a big fan of bluesy, hard-rock stuff, but there doesn’t seem to be much to the compositions here. It’s fun old fashioned fun and I dig that much a lot, but other than that there isn’t much to be said for uniqueness or spirit to the recordings, and much less heart.
Favorite Tracks: "Smoke on the Water" "Lazy"

Zombie: 4.4
This was another I had heard before us getting started on this. This is most definitely a hard rock/metal classic. Amazing vocals with super tight instrumentals. There's honestly nothing to really complain about here, just some minor things here and there keeping me from giving this a 5.
96Kyuss
Welcome to Sky Valley


Sput: 4.43 (1722 votes)

Neek: 4.4
Idk, this album has amazing written all over it for me. It's just a goddamn excellent rock album, with crazy variety and extreme jammability. It's heavy and jammy, it's artfully crafted and it's got heart, it's everything I look for in this kind of music. While it doesn't hit the emotional and musical peaks of some of Homme's later work, it's still amazing to think he was barely 20 when he headed this project. So yeah, it's one of my favorite works from my favorite musicians. That's all I can say. Also, "Demon Cleaner" is a forever jam.
Favorite Tracks: "Demon Cleaner" "Space Cadet" "Whitewater"

Zombie: 3.7
So I'll privi this by saying I'm not particularly into stoner rock...however this was pretty solid. I enjoyed the riffs and the atmosphere of some of these tracks. Generally didn't have a lot of gripes just not something I'd come back to much.
Favorite Tracks: "Space Cadet" "Conan Troutman" "Whitewater"
95Dead Kennedys
Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables


Sput: 4.43 (1559 votes)

Neek: 3.9
It shouldn't be a surprise to anyone on Sput that I don't really consider myself a big fan of hardcore music. The quick song lengths and purposefully shallow explorations into interesting themes rarely move me more than a slight foot tap and head nod. Still, what really gets me going with these guys is their progressive inclinations, which shows up here insanely well. They have a great knack for melody that plays into those hardcore elements in a way I can really fucking dig.
Favorite Tracks: Holiday in Cambodia, California Über Alles

Zombie: 5.0
Some of the best punk bass grooves ever and probably thr most unique vocals of any classic hardcore punk release. The energy of everything is undeniable really. The lightspeed nature of all of these song is like a flash of hardcore punk lightning straight to veins. Plus as Neeka said, the progression in the songs are always killer.
Favorite Tracks: Holiday In Cambodia, I Kill Children, California Über Alles
94Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
"Jupiter" Symphony No. 41 in C major, K. 551


Sput: 4.43 (69 votes)

Neek: 3.7
I don't know if there's a proper way to listen to classical music. Am I supposed to close my eyes and let the music wash over me? Am I to just put it on in the background? I'm not sure, but classical music has always either clicked or it hasn't. It either grabs me from my thoughts and forces me to take heed in it, or it can lull me into a stupor and force my mind to wander because it's simply not stimulating me the way I wish it could. This was the latter. It's beautiful, it's lovely, and it's clearly made from the hands of someone with immaculate skill. But yet, I was unmoved.
Favorite Movement: II

Zombie: 3.4
I have to agree with pretty much all of neeka said here, I think the ability to engage and storytell music is what is what drives classical music. This definitely has some moments that will sweep you away, but there are still repetitive moments and when the dynamic fails to changes in tone or speed, I become a bit bored.
Favorite Movement: I
93Mobb Deep
The Infamous


Sput: 4.44 (862 votes)

Neek: 3.3
Alright so anyone who’s aware of my lack of love for “atmospheric” rap should know that this stuff isn’t normally up my alley. However, I’d give this a pretty big edge due to those moody loops and jazzy horns are really great at points and that it begins on ends on really well, even if it sags horribly in the middle. The sleep-inducing aura of “Trife Life” compared to the caustic flow and beats of “Survival of the Fittest” is just a massive gap to deal with, and most of the tracks could have used a big trim. This is objectively good, but giving it a score higher than this would just be lying to myself.
Favorites: “Survival of the Fittest,” “Shook Ones, Pt. II”

Zombie: 3.7
Once again forgot I heard this awhile back as well. This is a some really enjoyable classic hip hop just not standoutish. The rap flows were good but it was all pretty samey soundin as a whole. It's definitely great but I also don't come back to this at all.
92Rush
Moving Pictures


Sput: 4.44 (2930 votes)

Neek: 4.4
Yeah this rules. I've been listening to the albums leading up to this lately, but this takes the cake for just gorgeous, bombastic, proggy yet insanely melodic music right here. These are just incredible songs with incredible musicianship, and its honestly a great example of what the genre has to offer. "Tom Sawyer" is an eternal banger.
Favorites: "Tom Sawyer" "YYZ"

Zombie: 4.7
God the instrumentals on this thing... This has some of Rush's most iconic songs, Tom Sawyer, YYZ and Limelight. Although the rest are just a bit below par of these (imo) flawless tracks, nothing on here is filler.
91Slint
Spiderland


Sput: 4.44 (1869 votes)

Neek: 3.7
This was a really solid listen overall, but honestly I think this is another case of an overhyped album that added a lot to its genre at the time but since just doesn't hold up to more modern stuff. Idk, my experience in post-rock is limited but this here just isn't as impressive as other examples I've heard in the genre. The pacing is often lax or repetitive, and I never really got caught put in the changes or climaxes. Still, there's a lot of interesting stuff going on and overall it's really good, just not as exciting as some make it out to be for me.
Favorites: "Washer" "Good Morning, Captain"

Zombie: 4.2
A haunting and curious listen that is pretty chilling but also pretty chill at times? It's an odd listen, let's leave it at that.
Favorites: Nosferatu Man, Don, Aman, and Washer
90Stevie Wonder
Innervisions


Sput: 4.44 (529 votes)

Neek:

Zombie: 4.5
Stevie Wonder is of course a legend and this is a prime example why. There's beautiful melodies, incredible grooves and emotive vocal melodies that shine ridiculously bright. The synths can be a bit cheesy at times but that only knocks this down a tiny bit.
Favorites: Visions, Higher Ground, Golden Lady and All In Love Is Fair
89Talk Talk
Laughing Stock


Sput: 4.44 (1058 votes)

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88Miles Davis
In a Silent Way


Sput: 4.44 (854 votes)

Neek:

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87Kashiwa Daisuke
Program Music I


Sput: 4.44 (762 votes)

Neek:

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86Immolation
Close to a World Below


Sput: 4.44 (1094 votes)

Neek:

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85Nine Inch Nails
The Downward Spiral


Sput: 4.44 (3745 votes)

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84The Who
Who's Next


Sput: 4.44 (1678 votes)

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83The Smiths
The Queen Is Dead


Sput: 4.44 (2388 votes)

Neek: 4.1

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82Metallica
Master of Puppets


Sput: 4.44 (7865 votes)

Neek: 4.0

Zombie:
81Unwound
Leaves Turn Inside You


Sput: 4.44 (825 votes)

Neek:

Zombie: 4.1
80Kayo Dot
Choirs of the Eye


Sput: 4.44 (1135 votes)

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79Pixies
Doolittle


Sput: 4.45 (2798 votes)

Neek: 3.8

Zombie:
78Bob Dylan
Bringing It All Back Home


Sput: 4.45 (943 votes)

Neek:

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77Swans
Soundtracks for the Blind


Sput: 4.45 (1063 votes)

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76Shakti
Natural Elements


Sput: 4.45 (58 votes)

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75Tool
Ænima


Sput: 4.45 (5565 votes)

Neek: 4.3

Zombie: 4.6
74Bob Dylan
Blonde on Blonde


Sput: 4.45 (1289 votes)

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73Death
Human


Sput: 4.45 (2904 votes)

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72Antonin Dvorak
Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95, B. 178


Sput: 4.45 (115 votes)

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71Radiohead
Kid A


Sput: 4.45 (6732 votes)

Neek: 3.9

Zombie:
70Brand New
The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me


Sput: 4.45 (5874 votes)

Neek: 4.8

Zombie: 4.7
69Queensryche
Operation: Mindcrime


Sput: 4.43 (1320 votes)

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68Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92


Sput: 4.46 (113 votes)

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67Pyotr Tchaikovsky
"Pathétique" Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74


Sput: 4.46 (80 votes)

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66Kate Bush
Hounds of Love


Sput: 4.46 (970 votes)

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65David Bowie
Low


Sput: 4.46 (1593 votes)

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64Jeff Buckley
Grace


Sput: 4.46 (1816 votes)

Neek: 4.4

Zombie:
63Frank Sinatra
Where Are You?


Sput: 4.46 (51 votes)

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62The Stooges
Fun House


Sput: 4.46 (1044 votes)

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61Tom Waits
Rain Dogs


Sput: 4.46 (1225 votes)

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60Tool
Lateralus


Sput: 4.46 (6208 votes)

Neek: 4.5

Zombie:
59Antonio Vivaldi
The Four Seasons


Sput: 4.46 (270 votes)

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58My Bloody Valentine
Loveless


Sput: 4.47 (3453 votes)

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57The Who
Quadrophenia


Sput: 4.47 (1143 votes)

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56Bruce Springsteen
Born to Run


Sput: 4.47 (1104 votes)

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55Black Sabbath
Master of Reality


Sput: 4.47 (3085 votes)

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54The Beatles
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band


Sput: 4.47 (4116 votes)

Neek: 3.8

Zombie:
53Opeth
Still Life


Sput: 4.47 (3988 votes)

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52Rainbow
Rising


Sput: 4.47 (955 votes)

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51Nick Drake
Pink Moon


Sput: 4.48 (1824 votes)

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50Bob Dylan
Blood on the Tracks


Sput: 4.48 (1318 votes)

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49The Clash
London Calling


Sput: 4.48 (2478 votes)

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48Opeth
Blackwater Park


Sput: 4.48 (5716 votes)

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47Jethro Tull
Thick as a Brick


Sput: 4.48 (1079 votes)

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46Bob Dylan
Highway 61 Revisited


Sput: 4.48 (1623 votes)

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45Iron Maiden
Powerslave


Sput: 4.48 (3725 votes)

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44The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Electric Ladyland


Sput: 4.48 (1702 votes)

Neek: 4.2

Zombie:
43Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Slow Riot For New Zero Kanada


Sput: 4.48 (2116 votes)

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42The Notorious B.I.G.
Ready to Die


Sput: 4.48 (1732 votes)

Neek: 3.7

Zombie: 4.4
41Miles Davis
Bitches Brew


Sput: 4.49 (1353 votes)

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40King Crimson
Red


Sput: 4.49 (1875 votes)

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39Camel
Mirage


Sput: 4.49 (1100 votes)

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38Johann Sebastian Bach
Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565


Sput: 4.49 (94 votes)

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37Elliott Smith
Either/Or


Sput: 4.49 (2075 votes)

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36The Doors
The Doors


Sput: 4.49 (2062 votes)

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35The Beach Boys
Pet Sounds


Sput: 4.50 (1799 votes)

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34Talking Heads
Remain in Light


Sput: 4.50 (1618 votes)

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33Stevie Wonder
Songs in the Key of Life


Sput: 4.50 (558 votes)

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32Genesis
Selling England by the Pound


Sput: 4.50 (1423 votes)


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31Refused
The Shape of Punk to Come


Sput: 4.50 (2613 votes)

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Zombie: STONE COLD 5
30Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven


Sput: 4.50 (3585 votes)

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29DJ Shadow
Endtroducing...


Sput: 4.50 (2299 votes)

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28Judas Priest
Painkiller


Sput: 4.50 (2150 votes)

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27The Cure
Disintegration


Sput: 4.51 (2366 votes)

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26Pink Floyd
Animals


Sput: 4.51 (4684 votes)

Neek: 4.6

Zombie:
25Igor Stravinsky
Le Sacre du Printemps


Sput: 4.52 (200 votes)

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24The Beatles
Revolver


Sput: 4.53 (3711 votes)

Neek: 4.0

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23Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin IV


Sput: 4.53 (4648 votes)

Neek: 4.3

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22Black Sabbath
Paranoid


Sput: 4.53 (4361 votes)

Neek: 4.9

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21Death
Symbolic


Sput: 4.54 (3472 votes)

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20Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67


Sput: 4.55 (199 votes)

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19The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Are You Experienced


Sput: 4.56 (1102 votes)

Neek: 4.3

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18Yes
Close to the Edge


Sput: 4.56 (2196 votes)

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17GZA
Liquid Swords


Sput: 4.57 (1841 votes)

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16David Bowie
The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars


Sput: 4.57 (2366 votes)

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15Radiohead
OK Computer


Sput: 4.57 (8099 votes)

Neek: 5.0

Zombie: 4.6
14Pink Floyd
The Dark Side of the Moon


Sput: 4.57 (7095 votes)

Neek: 4.4

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13King Crimson
In the Court of the Crimson King


Sput: 4.57 (3652 votes)

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12Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Sonata No. 14 in C# minor, Op. 27


Sput: 4.57 (201 votes)

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11The Beatles
Abbey Road


Sput: 4.57 (4311 votes)

Neek: 4.3

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10Megadeth
Rust in Peace


Sput: 4.58 (5056 votes)

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9John Coltrane
A Love Supreme


Sput: 4.59 (1382 votes)

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8Sergei Rachmaninoff
Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18


Sput: 4.60 (115 votes)

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7Nas
Illmatic


Sput: 4.60 (3253 votes)

Neek: 3.1

Zombie: 3.4
6Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Requiem in D minor, K. 626


Sput: 4.60 (221 votes)

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5Wu-Tang Clan
Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)


Sput: 4.60 (2999 votes)

Neek: 3.6

Zombie: 3.3
4Charles Mingus
The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady


Sput: 4.60 (917 votes)

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3Miles Davis
Kind of Blue


Sput: 4.61 (2195 votes)

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2Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125


Sput: 4.64 (426 votes)

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1Pink Floyd
Wish You Were Here


Sput: 4.64 (6127 votes)

Neek: 5.0

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