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2013-02-08 11:42:12 AM
I could barely scroll down that page it was so heavy laden with pretentiousness
 
2013-02-08 11:43:51 AM
I've never heard of a single person on that list.
 
2013-02-08 11:43:55 AM
so, hipster music?

/love music but can't really name any 1-2 punch album openings
 
2013-02-08 11:44:08 AM
I knew the first band name (Uncle Tupelo) so I decided not to read the rest of the article.
 
2013-02-08 11:46:00 AM
Billy Joel's Glass Houses

"You May Be Right" --> "Sometimes a Fantasy"
 
2013-02-08 11:46:13 AM
No Offspring? Nitro and Bad Habit from Smash will get shiat started.
 
2013-02-08 11:47:06 AM

majestic: I've never heard of a single person on that list.


You've never heard of the Beatles?  Sgt Pepper was on the list.

My personal pick is Appetite for Destruction.  Welcome to the Jungle and It's So Easy FTW.  But Sgt Pepper will work too.
 
2013-02-08 11:47:14 AM
"Think" and "I Say A Little Prayer" from Aretha Now.
"Dance on a Volcano" and "Entangled" from A Trick of the Tail.
"Shine On You Crazy Diamond" and "Have A Cigar" from Wish You Were Here.
 
2013-02-08 11:48:16 AM
Yeah, that was all a load of pretentious hipsterness, what with these "the Beatles" and "Bruce Springsteen."  Who the hell ARE these people??
 
2013-02-08 11:48:47 AM
1. "Career Opportunities"    Strummer 1:52
2. "Cheat"    Strummer 2:06
 
JRB
2013-02-08 11:49:13 AM
Strange - I have exactly one that springs automatically to mind...Peter Gabriel's "So," with Red Rain preceding Sledgehammer. Beautiful Daniel Lanois/Brian Eno engineering on that album.
 
2013-02-08 11:50:27 AM
Like most music related things, Exile on Main St has gotta be up there with Rocks Off and Rip This Joint.
 
2013-02-08 11:50:41 AM
Oingo Boingo, Good For Your Soul

"Who Do You Want To Be" --> "Good For Your Soul"
 
2013-02-08 11:52:04 AM
how about Judas Priest with Painkiller (Painkiller- Hell Patrol) or even better Iron Maiden with Powerslave (Aces High - Two Minutes to Midnight)

/metal head
//get off my spiked lawn
 
2013-02-08 11:53:28 AM
Bruce Springsteen, Born to Run

1. Thunder Road
2. Tenth Avenue Freeze Out

Though that whole album is a masterpiece.
 
2013-02-08 11:55:00 AM

matthew_tray: majestic: I've never heard of a single person on that list.

You've never heard of the Beatles?  Sgt Pepper was on the list.

My personal pick is Appetite for Destruction.  Welcome to the Jungle and It's So Easy FTW.  But Sgt Pepper will work too.


I didn't RTFA. I just wanted to be cool.
 
2013-02-08 11:55:04 AM
The Kyuss pick was a great choice:

1. Thumb
2. Green Machine
 
2013-02-08 11:55:05 AM
I'm gonna submit ZZ Top's Tres Hombres. "Waitin' for the Bus" followed by "Jesus Just Left Chicago" is totally rad. "Beer Drinkers $ Hell Raisers" makes it a 1-2-3 babality.
 
2013-02-08 11:55:31 AM
I'm torn between Blackened-...And Justice for All and Battery-Master of Puppets.
 
2013-02-08 11:56:43 AM
Loop - Heaven's End - Soundhead and Straight to Your Heart


Gulper Eel: "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" and "Have A Cigar" from Wish You Were Here.


those don't come one after another.
 
2013-02-08 11:57:18 AM
Metallica, Master of Puppets

"Battery" --> "Master of Puppets"
 
2013-02-08 11:57:19 AM
Stinkfist and Eulogy from Aenima was the first thing that came to mind
 
2013-02-08 11:59:53 AM
The Who - Who's Next

"Baba O'Riley" -> "Bargain"
 
2013-02-08 12:00:30 PM
Rage Against the Machine- Evil Empire
 
2013-02-08 12:00:34 PM
Van Halen - 1984

1984 (Intro) into Jump  (followed by Panama for a 1...2...3 punch!)
 
2013-02-08 12:00:46 PM
Rush's Clockwork Angels- Caravan to BU2B
Anthrax's Sound of White Noise Potter's Field to Only
Alice in Chains' Dirt to Dam That River
 
2013-02-08 12:01:26 PM

FeedTheCollapse: Loop - Heaven's End - Soundhead and Straight to Your Heart


Gulper Eel: "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" and "Have A Cigar" from Wish You Were Here.

those don't come one after another.


Beat me to it.....Welcome to the Machine comes after Shine On...

It could even be argued that the first two are Shine On.. part 1, and Shine On..Part 2
 
2013-02-08 12:02:38 PM
The Cars: Good Times Roll, My Best Friend's Girl, Just What I Needed

And all of side 2 by the way
 
2013-02-08 12:03:36 PM

BKITU: Billy Joel's Glass Houses

"You May Be Right" --> "Sometimes a Fantasy"


I listened to Glass Houses the other day after telling my kids what a great album it is. As it finished I realized that Side A was great and that in the days of vinyl I had pretty consistently ignored Side B, which is eminently ignorable.
 
2013-02-08 12:06:57 PM

ModernPrimitive01: how about Judas Priest with Painkiller (Painkiller- Hell Patrol) or even better Iron Maiden with Powerslave (Aces High - Two Minutes to Midnight)

/metal head
//get off my spiked lawn



THIS

Although, for pure, unadulterated face-melting goodness, Reign in Blood's Angel of Death into Piece by Piece is hard to beat. 34:27 of metallic perfection.
 
2013-02-08 12:07:12 PM
Rush - Permanent Waves 1980

1. Spirit of Radio
2. Freewill

First 2 songs I heard on the first Rush Album I ever heard
 
2013-02-08 12:07:12 PM
That wasn't too pretentious - Springsteen/ The Beatles/Pearl Jam.

I got the lulz from this though:  Green Day's  American Idiot, with the title song and "Jesus Of Suburbia" instantly marking that album as something new and vitally different to my ears.
They havent done anything new or vitally different from day one.


I'm partial to 'Don't Stand So Close to me' followed by 'Driven to Tears' ,the first two off of PJ's Vs, and the first two off of Combat Rock.
 
2013-02-08 12:07:50 PM
The correct answer is R.E.M. Lifes Rich Pageant.  Begin the Begin -> These Days.

IMHO, of course.
 
2013-02-08 12:08:54 PM
Sonic Youth - Murray Steet

1.  The Empty Page
2.  Disconnection Notice

Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation

1. Teenage RIot
2. Silver Rocket
 
2013-02-08 12:09:03 PM
Black Sabbath - Parinoid

1. War Pigs
2. Parinoid

I'm sure I'll think of some more
 
2013-02-08 12:10:38 PM
I need to take my brain pills

It's "Paranoid"
...
 
2013-02-08 12:10:52 PM
Block Party- Silent Alarm

Ah, yes.  I still listen to this album all the time.
 
2013-02-08 12:12:03 PM

emocomputerjock: No Offspring? Nitro and Bad Habit from Smash will get shiat started.


Right band, wrong CD. Ignition's first two is essentially my mountain biking pump up CD.

I do agree with the mention of Kyuss though.
 
2013-02-08 12:12:59 PM
Sgt. Pepper.
 
2013-02-08 12:13:12 PM

The English Major: Though that whole album is a masterpiece.


Same with Joni Mitchell's Court And Spark.
 
2013-02-08 12:13:55 PM
The Stooges - Raw Power

1. Search and Destroy
2. Gimme Danger
 
2013-02-08 12:14:51 PM
Marshmallow Jones:
I'm partial to 'Don't Stand So Close to me' followed by 'Driven to Tears'

I'd have gone with Message in a Bottle followed by Regatta de Blanc, but yours is good.

I'm also partial to Head Over Heels then Turn to You on Talk Show by The Go-Go's.
 
2013-02-08 12:16:24 PM
The Clash - London Calling

1. London Calling
2. Brand New Cadillac
 
2013-02-08 12:16:33 PM

Wellon Dowd: BKITU: Billy Joel's Glass Houses

"You May Be Right" --> "Sometimes a Fantasy"

I listened to Glass Houses the other day after telling my kids what a great album it is. As it finished I realized that Side A was great and that in the days of vinyl I had pretty consistently ignored Side B, which is eminently ignorable.


'struth
 
2013-02-08 12:16:38 PM
I'd have to go with Smoking Popes Born to Quit with Midnight Moon and Rubella as my favorite 1+2.

Honorable mentions:
Yeah Yeah Yeahs: It's Blitz: Zero and Heads Will Roll
Stereolab: Mars Audiac Quintent: Three-Dee Melody and Wow and Flutter
Sleater Kinney: One Beat: One Beat and Far Away
 
2013-02-08 12:16:57 PM

majestic: I've never heard of a single person on that list.


You've never heard of the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, or Bruce Springsteen?

Wow.
 
2013-02-08 12:17:05 PM
Warren Zevon - Eponymous1. Frank and Jesse James
2. Mama Couldn't Be Persuaded 
Warren Zevon - Life'll Kill Ya
1. I Was In The House When The House Burned Down
2. LIfe'll Kill Ya
 
2013-02-08 12:18:36 PM
Queen - News of the World

1. We Will Rock You
2. We Are The Champions
 
2013-02-08 12:18:44 PM
Judas Priest - British Steel

1. Breaking the Law
2. Rapid Fire
 
2013-02-08 12:18:50 PM
Sublime's first album.  Waiting for my Ruca --> 40 Oz to Freedom.  Goddamned anthem.
 
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