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Some of my favorite albums for bass.r(WARNING)rSome albums listed may ALREADY be praised for their bass playing and rtechniques used throughout the album. BUT, these are albums that I rwould like to point out that I appreciate highly.rThank You.
Frizzle Fry

Sorry, had to put it in here. No more Claypool though, I swear.
2Sunny Day Real Estate

Honestly, I'm not the biggest fan of bassists who only use picks and play P-Bass's.
But, when it's done right, it's great. Nate Mendel. Adds a whole new dynamic to the
band with his smooth-as-eggs basslines and solos.
Welcome to Sky Valley

There is always a bit of debate in the Kyuss fan base of who was the better
member of Kyuss. Mr. Nick Oliveri? Or Mr. Scott Reeder? Oliveri is another
bassist who I make an exception for with the whole "Pick & P-Bass" combo. But,
Reeder wrote the better songs/basslines (DAT "Space Cadet" intro), has a more of
a unique style, and hits less women.
4The Cure

Simon Gallup and the rest of The Cure are underrated as hell. This album is truly a
haunting and atmospheric experience to listen to. When the bass is even creepy,
you know this album is damn scary sounding. And of course, Gallup on every Cure
album provides excellent basslines and performances, this one is just my favorite.
5High on Fire
De Vermis Mysteriis

Listen to "Samsara". Holy hell. I don't know how Jeff Matz gets his tones. And he
plays lightning-fast with complementing basslines for Pike to provide solos and
monstrous riffs over. Man is one of the best bassists for metal in recent times.

Here is an underrated/overrated (depends on who you ask)
Indie/Psychedelic/Noise/Ambient/Shoegaze/Dream-Pop band with some simple, yet
perfect basslines throughout the album. The rhythms Josh Fauver has on this album
are at times odd. He will only hit about 1-3 notes and you'll be like, "What the fuck
did he just do?".
You Fail Me

Nate Newton will rumble your guts endlessly with his grinding bass frequencies he
presents on every album Converge has to offer. His tone has that perfectly
overdriven growl to it. It complements Kurt's chaotic, high pitched guitar every
8Arctic Monkeys
Favourite Worst Nightmare

Every song is so damn fun to play the basslines to. This and "Humbug" have some
of the best Indie Rock bass I have heard.

Have you ever heard such a fat, punchy, clean, defined bass tone in your life? I
haven't. You can feel the punch of the humbuckers with every bass line on the
album. Henry Bogdan, why'd you quit dems bass?

It'd be a crime to not include Cisneros. Simple, but perfect. Not many bassists
could pull off a band centered around the instrument, basically the same drums
every song, and low, monotonic vocals, but he does it. I salute this man. Sleep and
Shrinebuilder are also excellent.
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