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2011-08-30 09:56:58 PM  
Tori Amos - Y KANT TONI READ? (one of those rare albums where it's easier to find a promo copy than one actually bought in a store, cause no one bought it).

Atila

And much as I love the songs, the fact that the Velvet Underground overcame the "production" on "...& Nico" is something of a miracle.
 
2011-08-30 09:57:27 PM  

Third_Uncle_Eno: List FAILS without

Genesis - "From Genesis to Revelation" (1969)


Good call, they didn't really get going until Nursery Crime, IMHO
 
2011-08-30 10:01:27 PM  

Kazaa: Also:

ministry's first album.jpg


came to say Ministry.

I mean if people liked that style at the time, go for it. But Ministry 6-7 years later was WAYYYY better. Would have loved to seen the look on the faces of the angsty teen girls when "You Know What You Are" started playing on Land of Rape and Honey and they were probably still expecting the ol' new-wave Al style.
 
2011-08-30 10:07:01 PM  
The Afghan Whigs. - Up In It

...and Ministry's.
 
2011-08-30 10:20:07 PM  
License to Ill is a masterpiece, and I'm not the sort of guy who likes rap as a rule. It's crude and sub sophomoric, but it is a masterpiece, and the Beastie Boys have more than made up for their crimes (mostly being teenage boys) with the rest of their career.
 
2011-08-30 10:56:41 PM  

iutodd32: I'm surprised Pablo Honey isn't on there. Considering what Radiohead became it is an extremely questionable.


I find the attitude towards Pablo Honey to be odd. It was a very much of-its-time album, but it's still enjoyable, if not great.


as for Piper: I'd say it's dated, but I think the Mono version is infinitely superior to the stereo version. Anyone only familiar with the stereo version should check out the mono version for a much better experience.

the new Horrors album is quite nice.


also, needs to be added:

ecx.images-amazon.com
 
2011-08-30 11:02:28 PM  
svaj Quote 2011-08-30 09:57:27 PM
Third_Uncle_Eno: List FAILS without

Genesis - "From Genesis to Revelation" (1969)

Good call, they didn't really get going until Nursery Crime, IMHO


I agree,

but i actually like "Trespass" better than "Nursery Cryme" sometimes


/ducks tomatoes being thrown
 
2011-08-30 11:03:30 PM  

Third_Uncle_Eno: but i actually like "Trespass" better than "Nursery Cryme" sometimes


But they didn't really hit their stride until Peter Gabriel left the band...
 
2011-08-30 11:43:28 PM  

Marisyana: Kazaa: Also:

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I was hoping to hell someone would mention Pantera. Good ol' eyeliner-wearing Diamond Darrell Abbott.


I love you farkers. I hate slideshows, especially with such crappy bands.

www.outlawvideo.tv
 
2011-08-31 12:07:43 AM  
Dwight_Yeast Vote Quote 2011-08-30 11:03:30 PM
Third_Uncle_Eno: but i actually like "Trespass" better than "Nursery Cryme" sometimes

But they didn't really hit their stride until Peter Gabriel left the band...


LIES!!!
ALL LIES!!!!!
DON'T LISTEN TO HIM!!!!!

/ lol all kidding aside, "a trick of the tail" is probably the most consistently solid Genesis album of the 1970's.
No filler. Nothing like "time table" or "more fool me" on it.
(although i did hate "robbery assault and battery", It grew on me. like the fungus in the "firth of fifth" in-concert stories.)
 
2011-08-31 12:47:02 AM  

Third_Uncle_Eno: svaj Quote 2011-08-30 09:57:27 PM
Third_Uncle_Eno: List FAILS without

Genesis - "From Genesis to Revelation" (1969)

Good call, they didn't really get going until Nursery Crime, IMHO

I agree,

but i actually like "Trespass" better than "Nursery Cryme" sometimes


/ducks tomatoes being thrown


No tomatoes from me, "The Knife" is one of their best, IMHO
 
2011-08-31 01:09:52 AM  
HappyHarryHardOn Quote 2011-08-31 12:47:02 AM
Third_Uncle_Eno: svaj Quote 2011-08-30 09:57:27 PM
Third_Uncle_Eno: List FAILS without

Genesis - "From Genesis to Revelation" (1969)

Good call, they didn't really get going until Nursery Crime, IMHO

I agree,

but i actually like "Trespass" better than "Nursery Cryme" sometimes


/ducks tomatoes being thrown

No tomatoes from me, "The Knife" is one of their best, IMHO


Especially the live version! on......you guessed it......."Genesis Live" (1974)
 
2011-08-31 01:36:01 AM  

Alphax: Mostly bands I don't listen to anyway.

Beastie Boys - License to Ill? I thought that was their good one, though I'm far from an expert on them. My little brother had that album, though he must have been about 7 when it came out.


Paul's Boutique is usually cited as their greatest, but License to Ill was a good album. They have more than one good one.

Anyway, you can also tell they don't know what they're talking about by the fact that they criticize the songs for being juvenile and fratty, when they were actually satirizing frat boy mentality. That's how they got their big break, if I remember right.

DenisBergkamp: bungle_jr: iutodd32: I'm surprised Pablo Honey isn't on there. Considering what Radiohead became it is an extremely questionable.

until about 15 minutes ago the only song i'd heard from PABLO HONEY was "creep"

now i've listened to 4 other songs, and i gotta say i like it! but i'm not the biggest RADIOHEAD fan

the bends and ok computer are incredible albums...other than that, meh

I was always told to stay away from it when I initially got into Radiohead. I really don't mind it as an album though it doesn't exactly hit home like some of their others. The only real hint to what they're going on to is the final track "Blow Out" and the distinct sound it carries compared to the rest.


I agree that Pablo Honey should be on there but I also agree with you. It's isn't really a crappy album, but it is relative to what they became. Mostly color by numbers music. I was so confused when I first listened to it because I could have sworn I'd heard it before, and I don't mean that in a good way.
 
2011-08-31 01:54:03 AM  

Third_Uncle_Eno: Genesis - "From Genesis to Revelation" (1969)


Was just thinking about that.. though I probably would have gotten the album name wrong.
 
2011-08-31 02:04:06 AM  

RivenSilver: Blind Guardian.


I wouldn't call the first few Blind Guardian albums bad, but they were a mere shadow of what was to come. "Somewhere Far Beyond" was the first Great album.

On the topic of Metal, Iced Earth's self titled first album is still their worst, with a lousy singer.

Also, I'd put Metallica on the list for "Kill 'Em All", but I'm aware that many Farkers consider it their best album for some reason.
 
2011-08-31 02:39:08 AM  
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2011-08-31 03:31:05 AM  

Adebisi: [www.metalmusicarchives.com image 350x350]


[kevin+spacey+as+lex+luthor - WRONG!.jpg]
 
2011-08-31 05:26:08 AM  

skylabdown: The Afghan Whigs. - Up In It.


img15.nnm.ru

/thought BTH was generic late-80s college rock.
//thought UII was slightly more distinctive.
///agree they hit their undeniable stride with Congregation and what followed when they moved to the majors.
 
2011-08-31 06:30:00 AM  
I don't wanna sound gay or nothin' but Depeche Mode's first album isn't pretty sweet.

It's absolutely awful.
 
2011-08-31 08:29:54 AM  
From Genesis to Revelations is a good call. Very early stuff. The bad was not really calling their own shots at this point. I did like everything with Peter Gabriel from the Knife to Lamb. After Hackett left I started to dislike them a lot.
 
2011-09-02 05:48:31 PM  
www.vinylsurrender.com
awesome record.
 
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