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Title: Finishing Quadrochosis' top 50 v. now in the top 10 :o
Post by: Quadrochosis on August 22, 2011, 05:38:41 PM
Hey everybody, time for my top 50.

Just a warning, there are a lot of repeat bands, so don't expect too much variety. I tend to really delve into bands full discographies and as a result a lot of repeat bands are on this list. So it will probably be really boring to read.

I had a few rules going into this list and they were:

No albums from 2011
No albums that are live
No compilation albums
No EPs

Arbitrary? Probably. But whatever.

Here I go


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50. Sweet Trip - Velocity : Design : Comfort

I have Seth to thank for showing me this wonderful, wonderful album. A perfect blend of pop, shoegaze and electronica, this album really hits me where many other albums don't. The way that the music almost seamlessly blends the wide variety of elements is one of the things that really grabs me about it. On top of all of this, it is a fairly consistent album, and I don't ever find myself getting tired of any particular songs, although a few do definitely stick out amongst the others.

Favorite tracks: "To All The Dancers Of The World, A Round Form Of Fantasy", "Chocolate Matter", "Fruitcake And Cookies"



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49. dredg - Catch Without Arms

One of dredg's better albums, CWA does a really good job of both maintaining the things that make dredg dredg (soaring guitars, wonderful melodies, great instrumentation) while also treading completely new waters with songs like "Zebraskin" or "Sang Real" which both contain elements that were almost non existence on previous releases. Thematically the album is also intriguing because the entire album is lyrically about opposites and contrasts, but musically the songs in the first and second half of the album also oppose and contrast, making it a very unique feeling album. The other things that is really cool is how there are sections of songs that are later more drawn out in other songs, like the "look what I have found section at the end of "Not That Simple" that later is used in the chorus of "Planting Seeds", or how the musical theme of "The Ornament" is used in small bits throughout the album.

Favorite songs: "Zebraskin", "Planting Seeds", "Sang Real", "The Ornament"



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48. Nick Drake - Five Leaves Left

Not my favorite work of Drake's, but certainly a magnificent accomplishment, and probably one of the best albums contrived in the 1960s. It serves as a kind of balance between his second and third albums, having both solo acoustic songs and more band oriented pieces, which really serves the album well in a diverse way. Some of Drake's catchiest melodies can be found in this album, and although it does not achieve musical highs for me like the other two do, I still hold it very dear to me.

Favorite songs: "River Man", "Cello Song", "Fruit Tree"




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47. Oceansize - Effloresce

My favorite Oceansize album comes in at 47. Overall, I think that the band really achieved their greatest musical and lyrical moments all on this album. It's raw and biting but at the same time atmospheric and ethereal vibe totally make it an album that I love to listen to on dark cold nights, or when I'm going for a walk. It's a great album to just put on and totally vibe out on. The dizzying array of genres and motifs used on this album, and how intricately and perfectly aligned they are is totally one of my favorite things about this album, and I feel that Oceansize was never again able to achieve it.

Favorite songs: "Saturday Morning Breakfast Show", "Massive Bereavement", "Women Who Love Men Who Love Drugs"




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46. Opeth - Deliverance

This album is probably the heaviest album on my entire list. Not being a tremendous fan of really heavy stuff, I'd say that this album is a good exception because it has some of the tastiest and most killer riffs I've ever heard in my entire life. The only song that isn't pretty much perfect is the first song, but once you hit the title track, the rest of the album is a complete joy to listen to, and very easy to just get lost in. A lot of people hate on this album but I've never really understood that because I've loved it immensely from the first listen. The clear standout track, and probably the best Opeth song written is easily "A Fair Judgement". That song just slays so much.

Favorite songs: "A Fair Judgement", "Deliverance", "By The Pain I See In Others"


More to come (Probably tomorrow!)
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Post by: Ħ on August 22, 2011, 05:40:46 PM
Quad has great taste, so I'll definitely check out his picks.  Of those first few, I've only heard Deliverance once and can't remember anything about it.  But definitely looking forward to future picks.
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Post by: zxlkho on August 22, 2011, 05:42:38 PM
Do want.

also hayden I could see you enjoying all of these albums except Sweet Trip.
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Post by: LieLowTheWantedMan on August 22, 2011, 05:44:21 PM
Following.
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Post by: Ravenheart on August 22, 2011, 05:45:38 PM
Good stuff so far. Following.
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Post by: ZBomber on August 22, 2011, 05:46:02 PM
You have the shittiest musical taste so I will not be following







 :heart
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Post by: Gorille85 on August 22, 2011, 07:24:18 PM
Great taste, and great top 50 this will be. I will follow this list surely. Nice update right away! :tup
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Post by: contest_sanity on August 22, 2011, 07:36:22 PM
Following for prog metal recommendations.
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Post by: ReaperKK on August 22, 2011, 08:01:27 PM
Nice to see dredg up on the list, haven't heard the other albums but I can't wait to check them out.
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Post by: zxlkho on August 22, 2011, 08:02:02 PM
I have a feeling we'll be seeing dredg again in this list.
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Post by: Zantera on August 23, 2011, 01:41:10 AM
Some great albums right here.
Will be following, though I strongly suspect that around the last 20 albums or so, Quad will probably loose it like other have and update way more slow. :P
A phenomenon that seem to occur every time.
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Post by: Gadough on August 23, 2011, 02:11:24 AM
Deliverance! Well done, Zack.
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Post by: Durg on August 23, 2011, 06:36:32 AM
So we're giving up on the other top 50 lists.  Works for me. 
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Post by: ReaperKK on August 23, 2011, 06:45:02 AM
I think Clairvoyant Cat might finish his up, which I'd like to see.

I think skydivingninja is done.
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Post by: Arch Benemy on August 23, 2011, 01:42:46 PM
Sweet, following. Seems I really need to listen to Dredg, I've never heard any of their music but they're always spoken of so highly
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Post by: Quadrochosis on August 23, 2011, 05:37:19 PM
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45. Yes - Close to the Edge

One of the best releases from the entire Progressive Rock genre. Only 3 songs, but all of them are separate masterpieces in their own ways and each one has remained a strong staple in the Yes catalog and live set. While it's not the best Yes album, it certainly is a strong contender. CttE also features one of music's greatest achievements in my opinion: the middle section of the title track which features Rick Wakeman in all his glory performing one of the greatest keyboard sections ever.

Favorite song: "And You And I"


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44. Anathema - We're Here Because We're Here

This album ended up being my favorite offering of 2010, and has found its way into my Top 50 list. Simply put, this album is one of the most emotionally positive and most thought provoking and spiritual albums I've ever heard in my life. The angelic and ethereal sound that is created on this album is just so perfect to me, and it always helps to brighten my spirits.

Favorite tracks: "A Simple Mistake", "Hindsight", "Everything"


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43. King Crimson - In The Court of the Crimson King

Often hailed as Prog Rock's first true album, KC's debut also remains their best work, although plenty of other albums by them are absolutely incredible. Pretty much every style of music that was known at the time exists on this album in some form or another, and it remains to this day to be one of the most unique and interesting albums I know. Greg Lake's voice is perfect, Fripp's guitars are a fresh break from what was more prominent at the time, and pretty much every other instrument is spot on throughout the album.

Favorite Songs: "In The Court of the Crimson King", "21st Century Schizoid Man"



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42. Depeche Mode - Violator

This is one of many gems that I've fallen across through my father's record collection. I know a lot of more die hard DM fans like other albums over this one, but to me, this album is a perfect example of the 80s sound. The dark, underground atmosphere mixed with absolutely haunting vocals make it one of the best albums to listen to around the fall/Halloween season. Haven't checked out a lot more past this album, other than the big DM records, but this album has hit me more than the others, so I am content with it.

Favorite songs: "Halo", "Enjoy the Silence", "Policy of Truth"



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41. maudlin of the Well - My Fruit Psychobells...A Seed Combustible

motW is one of my more recent bands that I've gotten into (just within the past month or two really) but a couple of Driver's albums will appear on this list, because he is probably the first musician since SW and Casey Crescenzo who's music has really hit me in a different kind of way. Anyway, maudlins' debut album comes in 41st place, which is really not that bad since I only heard it for the first time a month ago. The vast majority of MFP is completely flooring, and it's a must listen for anyone who likes music.

Favorite songs: "Catharsis Of Sea-Sleep And Dreaming Shrines", "Blight Of River-Systems", "Ferocious Weights"

More to come tomorrow!
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Post by: zxlkho on August 23, 2011, 05:40:01 PM
Awesomesauce.

I like this list a lot.
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Post by: Zook on August 23, 2011, 05:44:00 PM
Quad, I hope you weren't one of the guys complaining about DT's ADTOE album cover, because every one of these covers except Anathema is ugly as fuck.
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Post by: zxlkho on August 23, 2011, 05:45:13 PM
Incorrect. ITCOTCK's cover is the greatest album cover in the history of music.
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Post by: Zook on August 23, 2011, 05:46:29 PM
Incorrect. ITCOTCK's cover is the greatest album cover in the history of music.

Except.....


It's not.

:lhk:
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Post by: ZBomber on August 23, 2011, 05:49:16 PM
Awesome picks!

And how is a green gradient ugly at all?  :lol Simplistic, yes. Ugly, no.
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Post by: Ravenheart on August 23, 2011, 06:00:06 PM
Depeche Mode :heart I approve.
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Post by: Quadrochosis on August 23, 2011, 06:05:41 PM
Quad, I hope you weren't one of the guys complaining about DT's ADTOE album cover, because every one of these covers except Anathema is ugly as fuck.

I wasn't
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Post by: Zook on August 23, 2011, 06:07:19 PM
Quad, I hope you weren't one of the guys complaining about DT's ADTOE album cover, because every one of these covers except Anathema is ugly as fuck.

I wasn't

.
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Post by: Nekov on August 23, 2011, 06:42:23 PM
Good to see some King Crimson and Yes in this list. Will follow.
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Post by: ZBomber on August 23, 2011, 06:45:38 PM
I gotta admit, I'm surprised to see CTTE so low on your list.
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Post by: Quadrochosis on August 23, 2011, 06:48:28 PM
I gotta admit, I'm surprised to see CTTE so low on your list.

I've cooled off on Yes a lot over the past few years. Last year it probably would have been a lot higher, but I've been moving away from the "classic prog" vein for quite some time now.
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Post by: Heretic on August 23, 2011, 06:53:13 PM
WHBWH <3
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Post by: Quadrochosis on August 24, 2011, 08:28:33 PM


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40. The Moody Blues - Days of Future Passed

One of the first albums that got me started on my "prog rock" journey. This album is truly one of a kind, and the concept and theme of the songs is nothing short of genius!

Favorite songs: "The Morning: Another Morning", "The Night: Nights In White Satin"




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39. The Mars Volta - Amputechture

This album took the most getting into out of all the other MV albums, but the payoff is so worth it. There are moments on this album that are so fucking cool and just downright creative that they sound fresh every single time i listen to them. A lot of people hate on this album, but I will never understand the hate.

Favorite Songs: "Meccamputechture", "Day of the Baphomets", "Tetragrammaton"




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38. Genesis - Selling England By The Pound

One of prog rock's best comes in at 38. Perhaps my favorite guitar solo of all time is in this album ("Firth of Fifth"). On top of that, it has some of the best vocals ever, and some of the tastiest keyboard moments out of most other albums I own. The Gabriel era Genesis is really a band that is completely in a league of their own, because some of the best music ever came from them.

Favorite Songs: "Firth of Fifth", "The Cinema Show"

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Post by: sneakyblueberry on August 24, 2011, 08:37:24 PM
Nice batch, cuz.
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Post by: Sigz on August 24, 2011, 08:39:37 PM
Quad, I hope you weren't one of the guys complaining about DT's ADTOE album cover, because every one of these covers except Anathema is ugly as fuck.

At least they don't look like a high schooler's first photoshop project.
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Post by: Gorille85 on August 24, 2011, 09:16:15 PM
Quad, I hope you weren't one of the guys complaining about DT's ADTOE album cover, because every one of these covers except Anathema is ugly as fuck.

At least they don't look like a high schooler's first photoshop project.

Yep.
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Post by: ZBomber on August 24, 2011, 09:39:37 PM
 :tup

VISCERA EYES!
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Post by: Gorille85 on August 24, 2011, 09:45:22 PM
Genesis, Mars Volta?  :tup :tup
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Post by: Silver Tears on August 25, 2011, 04:17:41 AM
Cool, I'll follow this  :D
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Post by: jsem on August 25, 2011, 04:32:53 AM
Wow. This list is probably my favorite so far.
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Post by: Mladen on August 25, 2011, 04:48:40 AM
Ooh, quite a lot of good stuff.  :tup
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Post by: ReaperKK on August 25, 2011, 06:15:27 AM
Nice update however I've heard only snippets from most bands, and I haven't listened to any Genesis, I know I have to change that sometime soon.
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Post by: Durg on August 25, 2011, 07:31:15 AM
Moody Blues!  I think this is the first time they've make it into a top 50.  I was a moody blues guy in college.
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Post by: Zydar on August 25, 2011, 07:33:00 AM
Moody Blues and Genesis :heart

Top choices :tup
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Post by: Jirpo on August 25, 2011, 08:01:56 AM
Nice choices so far!
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Post by: Quadrochosis on August 25, 2011, 08:45:34 AM
thanks guys, i'll update it again tonight, probably after 11pm EST
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Post by: PuffyPat on August 25, 2011, 02:23:18 PM
There better be more Mars Volta on this. Amputechture is a good album, but it's hardly their best. That being said... Day of the Baphomets FTW!!!!  :metal :metal
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Post by: Quadrochosis on August 25, 2011, 10:37:11 PM
Is anyone actually reading my list?

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37. Rush - Power Windows

ok, Rush's best album comes in at 37. Not really a tremendous Rush fan, but there is something very special about Power Windows that always brings me back to it time and time again. For me, the 80s Rush is the best Rush, and this album is really the shining star among the 80s Rush albums, so maybe that's why I like it the best. There really isn't a bad song on the entire album, and after hearing it dozens and dozens of times, it's clear that this album's place in my list is certainly well deserved.

Favorite songs: "Marathon", "Manhattan Project", "Emotion Detector", "Grand Designs"





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36. Kayo Dot - Choirs of the Eye

This is perhaps one of the hardest albums to get into. It might even be the hardest. I had to put a solid 5 spins into this album before I could even begin to comprehend it. After hearing it enough, I realized that it is one of the more complexly beautiful albums I've ever heard. There's really nothing in particular I can say about CotE except that if you have not heard it you should, because it is a musical must for everyone on DTF.

Favorite Songs: "The Manifold Curiosity", "Marathon"



Wow, both albums in this update had songs called "Marathon" that I particularly liked.
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Post by: zxlkho on August 25, 2011, 10:41:00 PM
I really really really don't get the praise for Power Windows. Definitely not one of my favorite Rush albums. Choirs of the Eye is fantastic though.
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Post by: Gorille85 on August 25, 2011, 10:45:47 PM
Is anyone actually reading my list?

Obviously ??? People are commenting and stuff...

Anyway great to see Kayo Dot there. I don't know Rush aside from a couple of songs though.
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Post by: Zantera on August 26, 2011, 01:08:02 AM
I remember not really caring for Power Windows back when I checked Rush out, they have 4-5 better albums IMO.
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Post by: Zook on August 26, 2011, 01:13:18 AM
Quad, I hope you weren't one of the guys complaining about DT's ADTOE album cover, because every one of these covers except Anathema is ugly as fuck.

At least they don't look like a high schooler's first photoshop project.

Which high schools offer photoshop?

Plus, clown unicycling in the sky > big ugly face
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Post by: Zantera on August 26, 2011, 01:18:07 AM
I kinda have to agree with Zook on that.
Not like I LOVE the new DT-cover, but In the Court of the Crimson King's cover is rated high by many in terms of it's cover, and I really don't get the appeal for it.
Yes, it's a big ugly face.. that's cool stuff.
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Post by: Jirpo on August 26, 2011, 01:25:21 AM
ITCOTK is probably the worst cover I've ever seen, sure it fits the music but it is plain disgusting and very unappealing to the eye.

Also my high school had photoshop lessons (in photogrophy) :p
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Post by: Mladen on August 26, 2011, 03:07:05 AM
Power windows...  :tup
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Post by: ReaperKK on August 26, 2011, 06:13:32 AM
I'm reading your list.

My brother loves, LOVES power windows.
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Post by: Quadrochosis on August 26, 2011, 07:08:15 AM
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35. Opeth - Still Life

Still Life is really and truly Opeth's masterpiece (in my opinion). Every single song not only has unique musical and lyrical moments, but every song has a unique character, mood, or vibe that carry you through the song. The concept behind the album also adds further interest into the album. There's so much more I'd like to say about SL, but I won't because it's best experienced by your ears.

Favorite Songs: "The Moor", "Face of Melinda", "Benighted"





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34. Godspeed You! Black Emperor - F♯ A♯ ∞

Godspeed is one band that literally took me years to get into. I first tried to get into them a few years back, but was simply not ready for them. With a few varying other attempts in between, I was able to really start digging them this year (After being pestered by Ryan to listen to this album). The ambiance and atmosphere that the band creates during this slow brooding record is easily one of the most memorable things in music that I've heard. Hearing this album for the first time was a real adventure, one that I didn't get at first, but eventually grew to adore.

Favorite Movement: "The Dead Flag Blues"





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33. Sigur Rós - Ágætis Byrjun

Here we have one of Sigur Rós' best albums. While as a whole there is another album by this band that I find better, this album easily has two of SR's best songs on it. Also, this album is really, really good as far as like breaking albums go. There is not a single bad song for this album. I remember the first time I really heard Ágætis Byrjun I was in a used record store with Ryan and they were playing this over the PA. I knew it was SR, but I wasn't familiar with the music, so I bought it right out of the guys CD player because I was so encapsulated by it.

Favorite tracks: "Olsen Olsen", "Viðrar Vel Til Loftárása", "Hjartað Hamast (Bamm Bamm Bamm)"





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32. Queen - A Night at the Opera

For being the most expensive album of all time to make (at its time), it surely had a lot to live up to. In short, it not only lived up to its own expectations, but ANatO has remained even in pop culture. While the few bit hits off this album are good, I think its really the more deep cuts that make this album shine. Queen's best song (arguably), "The Prophet's Song" is one of the coolest things I've ever heard in my life.

Favorite songs: "The Prophet's Song", "'39", "Death On Two Legs (Dedicated To...)"





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31. The Dear Hunter - Act II: The Meaning Of, And All Things Regarding Ms. Leading

This album is so fucking good. It can feel a little long at times, which is why I don't listen to it as often as I'd like, but when you really give it the time, it can totally blow your mind and make your day. Everything about this album fits the theme and storyline of the Acts really well. There are some songs on this record that I would consider perfect Dear Hunter songs. Basically Casey Crescenzo = God.

Favorite Songs: "Red Hands", "Smiling Swine", "The Lake and the River", "The Oracles On The Delphi Express"





I know my writeups are lame and short and uninteresting, but there's not really anything I can say about these albums. I feel like most of them should be experienced firsthand instead of reading my shitty writeups.
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Post by: Zantera on August 26, 2011, 07:10:15 AM
Still Life, F#A#Infinity, Agaetis Byrjun and Act II in the same update?
I am impressed. ;)
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Post by: ReaperKK on August 26, 2011, 07:42:55 AM
I have F#A#Infinity but I have yet to listen to it, maybe this weekend.


Do not like Dear Hunter
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Post by: Gorille85 on August 26, 2011, 08:23:32 AM
Plus, clown unicycling in the sky > big ugly face

I hope you're not saying that the new DT cover is better than the King Crimson one because that would be hilarious.

Anyway: 5 great bands on this update, I'm loving this list! :tup
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Post by: zxlkho on August 26, 2011, 08:40:30 AM
I remember the first time I really heard Ágætis Byrjun I was in a used record store with Ryan and they were playing this over the PA. I knew it was SR, but I wasn't familiar with the music, so I bought it right out of the guys CD player because I was so encapsulated by it.

Yeah I remember this. That was awesome. MR CHEAPOS!
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Post by: Zook on August 26, 2011, 09:11:33 AM
Plus, clown unicycling in the sky > big ugly face

I hope you're not saying that the new DT cover is better than the King Crimson one because that would be hilarious.

Anyway: 5 great bands on this update, I'm loving this list! :tup

That's exactly what I'm saying, and what's hilarious is you think a big ugly looking face is a good album cover to begin with. What exactly is so great about it? It's fucking hideous.

If this was an album cover, would you be praising it too?

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Post by: Gorille85 on August 26, 2011, 09:14:57 AM
 :lol
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Post by: Zook on August 26, 2011, 09:15:38 AM
:lol

Well?!
















WELL?!
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Post by: ZBomber on August 26, 2011, 09:16:58 AM
The Crimson cover is very psychedelic looking. It's not just supposed to be a face for the sake of being a face. It's fuckin trippy.

And awesome list so far Zack!
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Post by: zxlkho on August 26, 2011, 09:17:27 AM
The Crimson cover is very psychedelic looking. It's not just supposed to be a face for the sake of being a face. It's fuckin trippy.

This and that's why it's awesome.
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Post by: Zook on August 26, 2011, 09:20:56 AM
Eh, I never associated trippy with awesome, so maybe that's why I can't appreciate it. That, and it's fucking hideous.

HIDEOUS I SAY!
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Post by: Dr. DTVT on August 26, 2011, 09:35:33 AM
I read these threads, but I don't post after every batch of albums.  I'm only posting since you think no one is following.
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Post by: MetalManiac666 on August 26, 2011, 10:18:47 AM
I read these threads, but I don't post after every batch of albums.  I'm only posting since you think no one is following.
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Post by: Ravenheart on August 26, 2011, 10:39:27 AM
Good updates! And yes, I'm following and reading the descriptions :)

And lol @ this absolutely ridiculous discussion over what is and isn't an ugly album cover. Don't feed the troll, fellas.
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Post by: AcidLameLTE on August 26, 2011, 10:51:53 AM
I'm not reading this because I hate everything you stand for.
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Post by: LieLowTheWantedMan on August 26, 2011, 11:20:11 AM
Lots of amazing albums. :hefdaddy
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Post by: Nekov on August 26, 2011, 11:33:53 AM
Good to see some appreciation for Queen. Specially when you favorite songs out of that album are also my favorite songs  :laugh:

Also Kudos for Sigur Ros and Rush. I like your musical taste. I'm wondering what will come next in this list...
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Post by: Zook on August 26, 2011, 03:21:20 PM
Good updates! And yes, I'm following and reading the descriptions :)

And lol @ this absolutely ridiculous discussion over what is and isn't an ugly album cover. Don't feed the troll, fellas.

No one is trolling noob.
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Post by: jsem on August 26, 2011, 03:56:53 PM
I have really gotta check out Dear Hunter...
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Post by: ZBomber on August 26, 2011, 04:13:54 PM
TDH is amazing, and Zack gets five boners for introducing me to them.
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Post by: Arch Benemy on August 26, 2011, 04:24:34 PM
Yeah what I've heard of Dear Hunter is great, though I haven't heard Act I, II, or III
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Post by: zxlkho on August 26, 2011, 04:47:39 PM
Get on that! They're quite good indeed.
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Post by: ariich on August 26, 2011, 06:12:30 PM
Get on that! They're quite good indeed.
Understatement of the century.
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Post by: sneakyblueberry on August 26, 2011, 07:11:58 PM
TDH are good.  I really like a couple songs from Act 1, namely 1878 and City Escape.  I haven't been able to stomach the albums as a whole though.  I need to give it another go.
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Post by: PuffyPat on August 26, 2011, 07:16:27 PM
I've only really listened to The Color Spectrum, and I've played through Act's I and III a couple times, but I can say that they are one of the best bands around right now.

Also, great list so far. Can't wait to see what's coming up next.
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Post by: Jamesman42 on August 26, 2011, 09:45:46 PM
Saw Choirs of the Eye, I know Sigz touches himself every time it's mentioned. I listened to it once on Spotify and it's pretty good but dense IIRC

Nice list so far, very diverse
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Post by: Quadrochosis on August 27, 2011, 11:08:41 AM
(https://www.peasprout.com/blog/wp-images/nick-drake-pink-moon.jpg)

30. Nick Drake - Pink Moon

Here is another Nick Drake album. Recorded mostly in single takes (except one song), this album proves to be one of the most haunting albums of all time. If it counts as one, I would definitely say that PM is the greatest singer/songwriter album of all time. It's also only like 25 minutes long, so its easy to just listen to it quickly without having to put a lot of time into it. For someone looking for some real, true honest music from the early 70s, you absolutely can not go wrong with this album.

Favorite songs: "Which Will", "Pink Moon", "From the Morning"





(https://www.lintcoat.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/51StpRmHEGL-_SS500_.jpg)

29. Porcupine Tree - Lightbulb Sun

When it comes to PT albums in this list, there is just nothing I can say to accurately describe what they mean to me. It's not worth trying because the albums by PT I have picked here have changed and saved my life in more ways than I could ever even imagine. I'm also not going to do favorite songs for them because it would just be all of them.





(https://img.noiset.com/images/album/dredg-el-cielo-album-cover-48463.jpeg)

28. dredg - El Cielo

dredg's best album comes in at 28 on this list. El Cielo has some of their best songs on it, and the flow from track to track with the interludes and whatnot make it one of the more dreamy and enjoyable albums that I have. I don't spin it as much as I'd like, but when I do  I always remember the first time I really listened to it, and I'll always think back to seeing them play some of the songs off this album live.

Favorite tracks: "The Canyon Behind Her", "Whoa is Me", "Of the Room", "Sanzen"
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Post by: zxlkho on August 27, 2011, 11:12:00 AM
YESSSS all 3 of these albums are amazing.
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Post by: ZBomber on August 27, 2011, 11:12:12 AM
Three excellent albums!  :tup Never noticed how trippy Pink Moon's cover is before, had only seen thumbnails
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Post by: Ravenheart on August 27, 2011, 11:17:10 AM
3 great albums. I need to listen to more Nick Drake.
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Post by: Gorille85 on August 27, 2011, 12:03:19 PM
dredg and PT!! :heart
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Post by: Quadrochosis on August 27, 2011, 10:56:01 PM
(https://www.progarchives.com/progressive_rock_discography_covers/686/cover_2758163172009.jpg)

27. Peter Gabriel - Up

In all honesty, this is probably the landmark album in my musical development as a kid. My dad bought this album when it first came out when i was like 10 or 11 and I loved it so much and it gave me such a great idea of what real music should sound like, and how to really utilize production and cultures to such a great extent that was done here. This is also the album that was the feature of the very first tour show I saw. The "Growing Up the World" Tour (I think it was called). Still remains to this day probably the most interesting concert I've been to. His live show totally brings the music to a new level.

Favorite songs: "Sky Blue", "Darkness", "I Grieve", "Signal to Noise"





(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/_P_6Y1uHh4hQ/TBov5yGpHoI/AAAAAAAAAjo/9nsa2GeXIz4/s1600/fear_of_a_blank_planet.jpg)

26. Porcupine Tree - Fear of a Blank Planet

holy fucking shit. one of the darkest and most thoughtful albums i've ever heard. there's plenty of haters but lol them. can't really say anything else other than wowowowowow.
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Post by: zxlkho on August 27, 2011, 10:58:14 PM
epic high update
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Post by: KevShmev on August 27, 2011, 11:01:29 PM
 :tup :tup at having that PG record in there at all, not to mention that high up! :coolio
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Post by: Gorille85 on August 27, 2011, 11:01:43 PM
PT supercool

I know only some PG songs -- that should change YEs
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Post by: Quadrochosis on August 27, 2011, 11:34:47 PM
yeaa, get Up. It's totally an adventure of an album.
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Post by: ZBomber on August 28, 2011, 03:47:44 AM
Up is great! I hadn't listened to it in awhile, so I listened to it on my MP3 player when I went for a walk the other day and was blown away.  :tup

Also Porcupine Tree sucks why do you have them on your list yuck
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Post by: AcidLameLTE on August 28, 2011, 04:09:06 AM
Fear of a Blank Planet that high? lolyou
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Post by: Silver Tears on August 28, 2011, 04:27:13 AM
I'm loving this list so far!
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Post by: ariich on August 28, 2011, 04:28:45 AM
Some excellent stuff in this list, Zack!
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Post by: Jirpo on August 28, 2011, 06:32:24 AM
Nice picks once again!
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Post by: Gadough on August 28, 2011, 06:41:43 AM
TDH is amazing, and Zack gets five boners for introducing me to them.

Only five? I think you owe him a few more boners than that.
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Post by: kingshmegland on August 28, 2011, 07:12:49 AM
Love the last 5 update Quad.  All get a ton of spins at home and in my car.
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Post by: ReaperKK on August 28, 2011, 08:34:14 AM
Nice to see dredg and PT up there, I'd replace Fear Of A Blank Planet with Nil Recurring tho. . .
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Post by: Quadrochosis on August 29, 2011, 11:18:58 PM
thanks all

here's some more



(https://3.bp.blogspot.com/_7UnBH6ydemA/SmtNgRc8yMI/AAAAAAAAAxk/JqjcgGgvOMA/s400/Lift+Your+Skinny+Fists+Like+Antennas+To+Heaven.jpg)

25. Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven

This album is fucking insane. The first few times I heard this album I was so floored that I couldn't even get up. The four movements are all very, very, very good and there really isn't a single dull moment, which is insane considering its 4 20 minute pieces. Absolutely stunning work.

Favorite Movements: "Storm", "Sleep"





(https://markprigoff.com/dvd/Genesis_DUKE.jpg)

24. Genesis - Duke

Kind of insane that I have an 80s Genesis album this high up on my list? Maybe, but every time I listen to Duke, I am reminded how good 80s Genesis actually was. This album is also pretty proggy, which might surprise some. There are some songs and movements in here that are so proggy, and its awesome to see how they work in tandem with the more radio friendly songs. The sub story that takes place throughout the album is also pretty awesome.

Favorite songs: "Duchess", "Man of Our Times", "Dukes Travels"





(https://images.wikia.com/coheed/images/3/31/In_Keeping_Secrets_Of_Silent_Earth_3_(Booklet).jpg)

23. Coheed and Cambria - In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3

Not their best, but still a masterpiece. When I first heard about this band, it was through the radio with "A Favor House Atlantic". Liking the song enough to buy the album, I decided to pick this up. I was totally shocked to hear how dark and complicated some of the songs got, and equally shocked to hear the other more straightforward songs on this album. Be it the dark and complicated, or simple and happy, there is not a single bad tune on this album, and it definitely deserves its place on my list.

Favorite songs: "2113", "In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3", "The Light & The Glass", "Blood Red Summer", "A Favor House Atlantic", "The Crowing"
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Post by: ZBomber on August 29, 2011, 11:20:35 PM
DUKE!  :heart :heart :heart :heart :heart :heart

Loved that Godspeed album when you showed it to me, too... I was actually thinking about buying it sometime soon!
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Post by: zxlkho on August 29, 2011, 11:21:03 PM
I approve of this update.


Also, Sleep > Storm.
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Post by: Sigz on August 29, 2011, 11:21:07 PM
Yanqui > Skinny Fists, as always.
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Post by: zxlkho on August 29, 2011, 11:21:56 PM
Yanqui > Skinny Fists, as always.

.....really?
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Post by: Sigz on August 29, 2011, 11:22:30 PM
Easily.
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Post by: Quadrochosis on August 29, 2011, 11:29:36 PM
nah
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Post by: Gadough on August 29, 2011, 11:32:41 PM
The first few times I heard this album I was so floored that I couldn't even get up.

Haha, I get it.
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Post by: Quadrochosis on August 30, 2011, 10:02:54 AM
i don't, what did i say?
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Post by: zxlkho on August 30, 2011, 10:22:01 AM
The first few floored.... couldn't even get up.
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Post by: Quadrochosis on August 30, 2011, 12:18:02 PM
i was high
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Post by: ZBomber on August 30, 2011, 12:18:58 PM
I thought you were floored?
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Post by: Quadrochosis on August 30, 2011, 12:19:20 PM
i was high floored
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Post by: ZBomber on August 30, 2011, 12:20:23 PM
i was high floored

 :lol
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Post by: zxlkho on August 30, 2011, 12:21:33 PM
:rollin
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Post by: ZeppelinDT on August 30, 2011, 12:27:51 PM
I enjoy this thread.
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Post by: Quadrochosis on August 31, 2011, 05:26:25 PM
(https://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lb9srdWexE1qeok00o1_500.jpg)

22. Agalloch - Ashes Against the Grain

Lots of disagreement is going to be had over this, but I really think that Ashes is Agalloch's best album. The four big movements in the first half are all absolutely mindblowing, and then to top it off the album is finished off with one of the coolest three part movements I've ever heard. Lots of people will also shit on the last song, but I think its a good, fitting way to end the album.

Favorite Songs: "Fire Above, Ice Below", "Limbs", "Bloodbirds"





(https://www.metal-archives.com/images/3/6/1/9/3619.jpg)

21. Devin Townsend - Terria

Devin's greatest accomplishment comes in at 21 on my list. There are so many good things I can say about this album. First of all, it is one of the greatest driving albums of all time. Secondly, the down to earth, honest vibe that this album gives off is just absolutely wonderful. I really think that Terria was the peak of Devin's musical career (although the DTP is pretty fucking good as well).

Favorite Songs: "Nobody's Here", "Deep Peace", "The Fluke", "Canada"
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Post by: Ravenheart on August 31, 2011, 05:29:10 PM
The Mantle > Ashes Against the Grain

Ashes is still excellent, though.
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Post by: Sigz on August 31, 2011, 05:42:19 PM
The Mantle > Marrow > Ashes Against the Grain
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Post by: LieLowTheWantedMan on August 31, 2011, 05:44:39 PM
The Mantle and Ashes are about tied for me.
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Post by: zxlkho on August 31, 2011, 05:54:14 PM
The Mantle > Marrow > Ashes Against the Grain

you are a terrible human being and should kill yourself
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Post by: Sigz on August 31, 2011, 05:55:05 PM
Doesn't change the fact that I'm right.
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Post by: zxlkho on August 31, 2011, 05:59:22 PM
no you really aren't
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Post by: Gorille85 on August 31, 2011, 06:01:07 PM
I love those two bands but I haven't heard those specific albums yet.
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Post by: zxlkho on August 31, 2011, 06:03:01 PM
I love those two bands but I haven't heard those specific albums yet.
Don't listen to those idiots. Ashes Against the Grain is one of the best metal albums ever and you should definitely check it out.
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Post by: ZBomber on August 31, 2011, 06:32:43 PM
21. Devin Townsend - Terria

Devin's greatest accomplishment comes in at 21 on my list.

But that's not Ghost!
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Post by: glaurung on August 31, 2011, 06:56:44 PM
The Mantle > Marrow > Ashes Against the Grain

Holy fail batman.
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Post by: Quadrochosis on August 31, 2011, 06:57:27 PM
21. Devin Townsend - Terria

Devin's greatest accomplishment comes in at 21 on my list.

But that's not Ghost!

I am not including 2011 albums.
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Post by: contest_sanity on August 31, 2011, 08:40:20 PM
I am not including 2011 albums.
Well, yeah, cause it's a top 50 list.

ZING!
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Post by: Liberation on August 31, 2011, 09:15:11 PM
Quote from: Quadrochosis about FOABP
there's plenty of haters but lol them.
God I nearly choked laughing. This is one of the most fucking amazing statements I've ever read in my life. :rollin :rollin :rollin
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Post by: Gorille85 on August 31, 2011, 10:11:44 PM
I am not including 2011 albums.
Well, yeah, cause it's a top 50 list.

ZING!

lolwut? 2011 would take a good chunk of my list. What a great, great year of music...
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Post by: ZBomber on August 31, 2011, 10:25:31 PM
I am not including 2011 albums.
Well, yeah, cause it's a top 50 list.

ZING!

lolwut? 2011 would take a good chunk of my list. What a great, great year of music...

he means 2011 albums.  :P
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Post by: Gorille85 on August 31, 2011, 10:27:42 PM
oh i guess i'm tired :millahhhh
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Post by: Quadrochosis on August 31, 2011, 10:28:29 PM
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/17/Steven_Wilson_Insurgentes.jpg)

20. Steven Wilson - Insurgentes

Wow, what an album. I cannot believe how amazing everything SW touches is. This album is so far beyond anything I could have expected, and everytime I spin it I am blown away by it. Truly remarkable.

Favorite Songs: "Veneno Para Las Hadas", "Get All You Deserve", "Salvaging"





(https://images.uulyrics.com/cover/c/coheed-cambria/album-the-second-stage-turbine-blade.jpg)

19. Coheed and Cambria - The Second Stage Turbine Blade

The best Coheed album edges in the top 20 (which still makes all these albums beyond remarkable). Coheed's rawest and most energetic release has always stuck out apart from the rest of their material to me. It's just so different than most other music in the genre, and I feel like the music and vocals work very well. Don't really know what else to say. It's even better on vinyl

Favorite Songs: "Delirium Trigger", "Godsend Kid Conspirator", "Everything Evil", "Neverender"





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18. Porcupine Tree - Signify

<3 One of the best "albums" I own. Many great moments and memories with this one, probably the PT album I listen to the most from the early era as well.

Favorite Songs: all of them





(https://www.free-covers.org/covers/36206.jpg)

Pink Floyd - Meddle

The most underrated album in Floyd's discography. There is definitely not a single bad moment on this album (Yes, including Seamus). Every song sounds so different from the rest that it just keeps the album sounding so fresh and new every time I hear it. The most talked about song is on side 2, and I won't really go into it too much here. I think the true gems on the album are found in Fearless and Pillow. They feature some of the more candid and creative  playing that PF ever did. Nothing else I own really sounds like this album, and that's what I love about it the most, I think.

Favorite Songs: "Echoes", "Fearless", "A Pillow of Winds"
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Post by: Ravenheart on August 31, 2011, 10:30:11 PM
All great choices. I actually expected to see Signify higher.
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Post by: Gadough on August 31, 2011, 10:30:50 PM
Lots of disagreement is going to be had over this, but I really think that Ashes is Agalloch's best album.

Zack, are you are me....actually agreeing on something? :omg:
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Post by: ZBomber on August 31, 2011, 10:31:50 PM
All great choices. I actually expected to see Signify higher.

This. Thought it would have at least been in the top 15. But excellent picks!
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Post by: Quadrochosis on August 31, 2011, 10:33:12 PM
yea, Signify hovered around my top 15 during the early phases of this list, but as I've re-listened to some older stuff, it dropped slightly.
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Post by: zxlkho on August 31, 2011, 10:34:47 PM
Awesome update. I'm loving this list.
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Post by: Gorille85 on August 31, 2011, 10:35:58 PM
Awesome update. I'm loving this list.
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Post by: zxlkho on August 31, 2011, 10:36:48 PM

19. Coheed and Cambria - The Second Stage Turbine Blade

 It's even better on vinyl


As much as I'll be made fun of for saying this, I absolutely agree. This album in particular just sounds so much better to me on vinyl; moreso than any other vinyl I own.

inb4lolvinyl and shit like that
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Post by: Sigz on August 31, 2011, 10:37:45 PM
All great choices.
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Post by: Jamesman42 on August 31, 2011, 10:37:58 PM
The Mantle > Ashes Against the Grain


Yes sir
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Post by: ZBomber on August 31, 2011, 10:44:18 PM

19. Coheed and Cambria - The Second Stage Turbine Blade

 It's even better on vinyl


As much as I'll be made fun of for saying this, I absolutely agree. This album in particular just sounds so much better to me on vinyl; moreso than any other vinyl I own.

inb4lolvinyl and shit like that

Who here lols at vinyl?

cause i'll kick them in the fuckin balls i will
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Post by: Gorille85 on August 31, 2011, 10:45:24 PM
lolvinyl
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Post by: zxlkho on August 31, 2011, 10:45:37 PM
Seth, Zander, Marc, etc.
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Post by: Quadrochosis on August 31, 2011, 10:45:50 PM
there's a small contingency on the fb chat that hates on vinyl, but its mostly because me and ryan are extremely annoying about it.
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Post by: Ravenheart on August 31, 2011, 10:46:09 PM
I've never hated on vinyl.  ???
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Post by: ZBomber on August 31, 2011, 10:46:16 PM
lolvinyl

have you ever listened to vinyls?
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Post by: zxlkho on August 31, 2011, 10:48:25 PM
I've never hated on vinyl.  ???

Well you certainly mock us talking about it.

also I know exactly what you're going to say in response to this and that isn't true.
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Post by: Quadrochosis on August 31, 2011, 10:49:23 PM
its mostly because me and ryan are extremely annoying about it.

its mostly because me and ryan are extremely annoying about it.

its mostly because me and ryan are extremely annoying about it.
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Post by: Sigz on August 31, 2011, 10:50:10 PM
Beyond album art, I don't understand the appeal of vinyl.
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Post by: Ravenheart on August 31, 2011, 10:50:15 PM
I've never hated on vinyl.  ???

Well you certainly mock us talking about it.


I've never mocked you or insulted you about it. I may have lightheartedly poked fun at you for it once in awhile, but it was never intended to be offens--

Quote
also I know exactly what you're going to say in response to this and that isn't true.

Oh.
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Post by: ZBomber on August 31, 2011, 10:50:57 PM
stop being extremely annoying


Beyond album art, I don't understand the appeal of vinyl.

Sigz, if you ever come out to New England, hit me up and I will show you just why vinyl is so amazing.
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Post by: Gorille85 on August 31, 2011, 10:51:21 PM
lolvinyl

have you ever listened to vinyls?

lol. I just like how CDs are more faithful, less compressed and awesome the way they are. I'm not hating on vinyls, really.
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Post by: Quadrochosis on August 31, 2011, 10:51:34 PM
can we please stop talking about this?

lets talk about how wonderful my last 4 picks were
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Post by: zxlkho on August 31, 2011, 10:52:29 PM
I thought you were going to say this:
its mostly because me and ryan are extremely annoying about it.
and I was going to say that I do in fact try my very hardest not to annoy the fuck out of you guys about it. But literally every time I even mention the word vinyl it's like "ZOMG LOLVINYL" or something




also yes let's stop talking about this
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Post by: ZBomber on August 31, 2011, 10:53:11 PM
let's just start admiring my slippery johnson
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Post by: Ravenheart on August 31, 2011, 10:53:43 PM
let's just start admiring my slippery johnson

Way ahead of you.
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Post by: zxlkho on August 31, 2011, 10:55:01 PM
But yeah, back on topic. I definitely think Meddle should be considered as good as the "classic four" from Pink Floyd. It's really great. Also, I'm glad you forced me to actually listen to Insurgentes when I was in NY because it was totally worth it.
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Post by: Sigz on August 31, 2011, 10:57:12 PM
As I've said before, listening to Insurgentes for the first time while going through the art book is one of my favorite musical experiences ever.
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Post by: ZBomber on August 31, 2011, 10:58:31 PM
Insurgentes is amazing. What excites me is I think SW has learned even more since that album, and GFD is going to be like milking a.... pickle? I dunno I forgot my own analogy w/e.
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Post by: zxlkho on August 31, 2011, 10:59:15 PM
GFD is going to be like milking a.... pickle? I dunno I forgot my own analogy w/e.

:rollin :rollin


Yeah I'm so glad I ordered the boxset.
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Post by: Sigz on August 31, 2011, 10:59:48 PM
 :lol I love how you've become 'the analogy guy'.
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Post by: Ravenheart on August 31, 2011, 11:00:10 PM
Insurgentes is amazing. What excites me is I think SW has learned even more since that album, and GFD is going to be like milking a.... pickle? I dunno I forgot my own analogy w/e.

like the eyeballs of Jesus.
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Post by: ZBomber on August 31, 2011, 11:00:56 PM
Insurgentes is amazing. What excites me is I think SW has learned even more since that album, and GFD is going to be like milking a.... pickle? I dunno I forgot my own analogy w/e.

like the eyeballs of Jesus.

Ahh, that's it.
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Post by: zxlkho on August 31, 2011, 11:01:36 PM
:lol I love how you've become 'the analogy guy'.
New title. gogogogogo
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Post by: PuffyPat on August 31, 2011, 11:02:05 PM
Quad. Your sig = :heart.
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Post by: ZBomber on August 31, 2011, 11:10:37 PM
:lol I love how you've become 'the analogy guy'.
New title. gogogogogo

Done.  :heart


But, anyways, Meddle was one of the albums I tripped too and it is great... never really got too into Echo until Zack made me start listening closer to it. And sorry to bring up vinyl again, but I was listening to the Signify vinyl the other day and I absolutely love the bonus tracks that come on it. The Signify era was such a great period in Porcupine Tree's history.
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Post by: The King in Crimson on August 31, 2011, 11:12:12 PM
Great list so far. Glad to see Meddle get some acclaim, it definitely deserves it.

And finally...
lolsstb
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Post by: Gadough on August 31, 2011, 11:27:04 PM
:lol I love how you've become 'the analogy guy'.

He's damn good at it.
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Post by: Quadrochosis on August 31, 2011, 11:46:32 PM
Quad. Your sig = :heart.

:heart
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Post by: Zantera on August 31, 2011, 11:48:47 PM
Some great albums in the last updates.
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Post by: Quadrochosis on September 01, 2011, 12:29:58 AM
thanks, dude.
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Post by: zxlkho on September 01, 2011, 12:39:42 AM
lolsstb

you and i can never be friends
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Post by: ariich on September 01, 2011, 01:34:17 AM
Last two updates have been fuckin' awesome.

That is all.
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Post by: Jirpo on September 01, 2011, 03:01:41 AM
Nice update! :)
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Post by: Gadough on September 01, 2011, 03:24:37 AM
Quote from: Quadrochosis about FOABP
there's plenty of haters but lol them.
God I nearly choked laughing. This is one of the most fucking amazing statements I've ever read in my life. :rollin :rollin :rollin

Did you take ecstasy right before posting this? :lol
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Post by: Liberation on September 01, 2011, 05:21:10 AM
Quote from: Quadrochosis about FOABP
there's plenty of haters but lol them.
God I nearly choked laughing. This is one of the most fucking amazing statements I've ever read in my life. :rollin :rollin :rollin

Did you take ecstasy right before posting this? :lol
No... I'm not even sure why this sentence cracks me up so much but it still does. :lol
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Post by: ReaperKK on September 01, 2011, 06:31:09 AM
Nice to see Meddle on someone's list, it's a great album.
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Post by: jingle.boy on September 01, 2011, 10:57:04 AM
Nice to see Meddle on someone's list, it's a great album.

Seconded. Excellent album, and definitely under-rated.
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Post by: Quadrochosis on September 01, 2011, 10:59:56 AM
:D
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Post by: glaurung on September 01, 2011, 12:23:44 PM
That was the worst update I've ever seen.
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Post by: WebRaider on September 01, 2011, 12:43:08 PM
 :corn Very cool list so far!
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Post by: Quadrochosis on September 01, 2011, 07:39:36 PM
wtf how did you get an avatar to be that big?
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Post by: WebRaider on September 01, 2011, 11:13:34 PM
wtf how did you get an avatar to be that big?

LOL people ask how I got it that big alllllll the time...

Seriously I have no clue. I have been a registered poster since 08' so not sure what if anything has changed between now and then.

Keep up the cool albums! :tup
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Post by: Quadrochosis on September 01, 2011, 11:41:32 PM
(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/_3BNOAf814_8/SwnVk7E_omI/AAAAAAAAAnA/cQaPdbekEaM/s1600/GENESIS+the+lamb+lies+down.JPG)

16. Genesis - The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway

My favorite Genesis album. Peter Gabriel's lyrics and storytelling on this album are pretty much unmatched. Also, the keyboard arrangements on this album were pretty flawless, seeing as Tony Banks really can't do any wrong. To top it off, Steve Hackett's guitar tone was at its darkest and crunchiest, which makes this album sound extremely dark and foreboding.

Favorite Songs: "Carpet Crawlers", "Counting Out Time", "Hairless Heart", "In The Cage", "Anyway", "Riding The Scree"





(https://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_kr63luI5BM1qzvdxyo1_500.jpg)

15. Radiohead - Kid A

I love every Radiohead album (within reason *coughPabloHoneycough*) but I love Kid A most of all. it was a huge grower album, taking an extremely long time for me to dig it, but once it really clicked with me it immediately became my favorite album of theres. Not a single weak song on the album, and everytime I hear it I am brought back to the first time it was shown to me at a summer camp a long time ago.

Favorite Songs: "How To Disappear Completely", "Idioteque", "Everything In Its Right Place", "The National Anthem"
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Post by: ReaperKK on September 02, 2011, 06:07:15 AM
I'm still trying to get into Radiohead, I haven't heard the Genesis album.
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Post by: Zantera on September 02, 2011, 06:08:48 AM
Kid A is fantastic.
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Post by: Zydar on September 02, 2011, 06:09:54 AM
The Lamb is a great album (not my personal favourite but still), nice choice :tup
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Post by: Mladen on September 02, 2011, 06:30:42 AM
Kid A is fantastic.
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Post by: Gorille85 on September 02, 2011, 06:43:33 AM
Kid A is fantastic.
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Post by: Ryzee on September 02, 2011, 01:26:29 PM
Quad, I have to say that yours has been the top 50 albums list that I've been able to relate to the most.  It seems like we have very similar tastes in music.  Wanna like, go get a pizza or something?
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Post by: ZBomber on September 02, 2011, 02:10:09 PM
I actually got pizza with Quad before, and it is as good of a time as you think it is.
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Post by: zxlkho on September 02, 2011, 02:14:34 PM
I have gotten pizza with Quad as well and it definitely lives up to the hype.
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Post by: Ryzee on September 02, 2011, 03:20:10 PM
Oh man, now I'm so excite but also kind of nervous!  Do you think he'll respond?  Like, when should I follow up again if I don't hear from him?  I think I'll go post in the LHC thread while I wait...
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Post by: antigoon on September 02, 2011, 03:30:59 PM
I got Chipotle with him once. It fucking sucked. He didn't even pay for me.
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Post by: glaurung on September 02, 2011, 04:05:17 PM
It's because he didn't think you'd put out. Did you?
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Post by: zxlkho on September 02, 2011, 04:06:47 PM
I got Chipotle with him once. It fucking sucked. He didn't even pay for me.
I was there as the third wheel.
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Post by: Quadrochosis on September 02, 2011, 05:23:33 PM
Quad, I have to say that yours has been the top 50 albums list that I've been able to relate to the most.  It seems like we have very similar tastes in music.  Wanna like, go get a pizza or something?

I don't get pizza with people unless they have over 1,000 posts.

.. or they smoke weed with me
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Post by: Ryzee on September 02, 2011, 05:25:03 PM
Quad, I have to say that yours has been the top 50 albums list that I've been able to relate to the most.  It seems like we have very similar tastes in music.  Wanna like, go get a pizza or something?

I don't get pizza with people unless they have over 1,000 posts.

.. or they smoke weed with me

The first comment was pretty douchey.  As for the second- so you like deep dish or thin crust or what? :hat
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Post by: PuffyPat on September 02, 2011, 05:26:25 PM
Quad, I have to say that yours has been the top 50 albums list that I've been able to relate to the most.  It seems like we have very similar tastes in music.  Wanna like, go get a pizza or something?

I don't get pizza with people unless they have over 1,000 posts.

.. or they smoke weed with me

Wanna go get some pizza then?
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Post by: Quadrochosis on September 02, 2011, 05:32:00 PM
Quad, I have to say that yours has been the top 50 albums list that I've been able to relate to the most.  It seems like we have very similar tastes in music.  Wanna like, go get a pizza or something?

I don't get pizza with people unless they have over 1,000 posts.

.. or they smoke weed with me

Wanna go get some pizza then?

yes
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Post by: PuffyPat on September 02, 2011, 05:33:34 PM
Quad, I have to say that yours has been the top 50 albums list that I've been able to relate to the most.  It seems like we have very similar tastes in music.  Wanna like, go get a pizza or something?

I don't get pizza with people unless they have over 1,000 posts.

.. or they smoke weed with me

Wanna go get some pizza then?

yes

If you're anywhere close to CT, I think we could manage this.
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Post by: Quadrochosis on September 02, 2011, 05:37:27 PM
i live in ny
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Post by: PuffyPat on September 02, 2011, 05:41:15 PM
I've got some really good friends in NY. Next time I'm visiting them we should get some za.
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Post by: zxlkho on September 02, 2011, 05:43:26 PM
I'll meet up with you guys and we can go bowling. :hat
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Post by: Ryzee on September 02, 2011, 05:45:57 PM
 :lol  I was just joking w/ the whole pizza thing, but it seems like you guys are making a love connection so I'm glad I could help!  Have fun!- Quad your list is cool so far.  IKS is better than SSTB. 
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Post by: PuffyPat on September 02, 2011, 06:01:29 PM
If this actually is going to happen, the soonest I might be in NY is October 23. I might be going to a record release show for my friends band in Brooklyn.
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Post by: Quadrochosis on September 02, 2011, 06:09:35 PM
can't do Oct 23. I'll be sucking dick for coke that night
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Post by: zxlkho on September 02, 2011, 06:10:31 PM
can't do Oct 23. I'll be sucking dick for coke that night

... you don't do this every night? ???
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Post by: PuffyPat on September 02, 2011, 06:16:32 PM
can't do Oct 23. I'll be sucking dick for coke that night

Bummer.
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Post by: Dr. DTVT on September 02, 2011, 10:12:03 PM
Quad, I have to say that yours has been the top 50 albums list that I've been able to relate to the most.  It seems like we have very similar tastes in music.  Wanna like, go get a pizza or something?

I don't get pizza with people unless they have over 1,000 posts.

.. or they smoke weed with me

The first comment was pretty douchey. 

Don't take it personally, he just wants to make sure you won't rape him, or at least that you'll do it gently.
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Post by: Quadrochosis on September 02, 2011, 10:40:18 PM
(https://www.scottmcd.net/artanalysis/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/Dean-RightHalf.jpg)

14. Yes - Tales From Topographic Oceans

one of the most grandiose, epic prog albums to ever be created (or rather dreamt up). this album has an extremely divided fan opinion, but i am clearly in the camp that thinks it is great. the entire album totally sounds like the cover looks, which is always something i loved about it.  a year ago (or even up to a few months ago), i was still considering this a top 5 album, but after reevaluating my music tastes, Tales has definitely fallen a bit. but 14 is not a bad spot at all.

Favorite Movements: "Ritual", "The Revealing Science of God"





(https://onethirtybpm.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/Brand-New-Daisy.jpg)

13. Brand New - Daisy

Daisy is one of the more overlooked albums that has come out in recent years. it is extremely consistent, almost every song has a dark, heavy, brooding vibe to it. the sound processing, recording, layering, mixing also results in some of the most lively, present sounding guitar i have ever heard. the condensing of the bands sound into what came to be on this album showed that sometimes taking one idea and running with it can work extremely well.  production is also at top notch here, and one of the more memorable things about Daisy is the peculiar clips that bookend the album.

Favorite Songs: "Noro", "Daisy", "In A Jar", "Sink", "You Stole", "At The Bottom"
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Post by: Jirpo on September 02, 2011, 10:46:26 PM
Some awesome covers there! Never heard Brand New but Tales is pretty awesome! And now I know what your sig is :D
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Post by: Gadough on September 02, 2011, 10:47:01 PM
Zomg, now we know where your sig comes from! Yay!

I love Yes, but I could never get into Tales. Too much at once for me.


Edit: I'm quoting your update because I hate when important posts are the last on a page.

(https://www.scottmcd.net/artanalysis/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/Dean-RightHalf.jpg)

14. Yes - Tales From Topographic Oceans

one of the most grandiose, epic prog albums to ever be created (or rather dreamt up). this album has an extremely divided fan opinion, but i am clearly in the camp that thinks it is great. the entire album totally sounds like the cover looks, which is always something i loved about it.  a year ago (or even up to a few months ago), i was still considering this a top 5 album, but after reevaluating my music tastes, Tales has definitely fallen a bit. but 14 is not a bad spot at all.

Favorite Movements: "Ritual", "The Revealing Science of God"





(https://onethirtybpm.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/Brand-New-Daisy.jpg)

13. Brand New - Daisy

Daisy is one of the more overlooked albums that has come out in recent years. it is extremely consistent, almost every song has a dark, heavy, brooding vibe to it. the sound processing, recording, layering, mixing also results in some of the most lively, present sounding guitar i have ever heard. the condensing of the bands sound into what came to be on this album showed that sometimes taking one idea and running with it can work extremely well.  production is also at top notch here, and one of the more memorable things about Daisy is the peculiar clips that bookend the album.

Favorite Songs: "Noro", "Daisy", "In A Jar", "Sink", "You Stole", "At The Bottom"
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Post by: zxlkho on September 02, 2011, 10:48:30 PM
Everyone on this board needs to hear Brand New. There's another album of theirs higher than Daisy on his list.
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Post by: Gadough on September 02, 2011, 10:49:25 PM
The only Brand New song I'm aware of is Sic Transit Gloria. Cool song, with an even cooler video.
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Post by: zxlkho on September 02, 2011, 10:50:59 PM
Check out The Devil and God are Raging Inside Me. I know you'll absolutely love it.
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Post by: Gadough on September 02, 2011, 10:53:06 PM
you know what Ryan

I will do that

tomorrow.
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Post by: Quadrochosis on September 02, 2011, 10:53:13 PM
(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/_VmyB3ZGGdGc/R5n-hAG8cyI/AAAAAAAAASw/QkQFb-8kHJs/s400/brandnew.jpg)
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Post by: zxlkho on September 02, 2011, 10:53:43 PM
you know what Ryan

I will do that

tomorrow.
:D
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Post by: Sigz on September 02, 2011, 11:03:52 PM
Well, if we take all these things and we bury them fast
And we pray that they turn into seeds, to roots and then grass
It'd be all right, it's all right, it'd be easier that way


 :heart
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Post by: Sigz on September 02, 2011, 11:06:46 PM
HEY GADOUGH YOU MOTHERFUCKER DID YOU EVER LISTEN TO CHOIRS OF THE EYE
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Post by: Gadough on September 02, 2011, 11:08:24 PM
....No, I did not. I'm sorry. :sadpanda:
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Post by: Ravenheart on September 02, 2011, 11:12:32 PM
Even I listened to Choirs of the Eye, and look at me.
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Post by: Sigz on September 02, 2011, 11:13:52 PM
....No, I did not. I'm sorry. :sadpanda:

What. The. Actual. Fuck.
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Post by: Gadough on September 02, 2011, 11:16:10 PM
I promise you Sigz, I'll listen to that album at some point in my life before I die.
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Post by: Sigz on September 02, 2011, 11:18:19 PM
YOU WILL LISTEN TO IT RIGHT FUCKING NOW BEFORE I RAPE YOUR FUCKING DICKHOLE
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Post by: Gadough on September 02, 2011, 11:20:51 PM
NP: Marathon
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Post by: Quadrochosis on September 02, 2011, 11:21:18 PM
:tup

its worth it, Drew
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Post by: Sigz on September 02, 2011, 11:23:00 PM
NP: Marathon

(https://i.imgur.com/1TuoO.jpg)
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Post by: ariich on September 03, 2011, 03:01:04 AM
I actually wasn't that overjoyed with Choirs of the Eye. :(

I also have never heard Brand New.
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Post by: Mladen on September 03, 2011, 03:06:03 AM
Tales  :hefdaddy
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Post by: Arch Benemy on September 03, 2011, 06:09:32 AM
I actually wasn't that overjoyed with Choirs of the Eye. :(
Have to agree with you there. Listened to it once and I just didn't 'get' it. I was however out and about, so maybe another listen when I'm at home with no distractions will give me a different take on it.
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Post by: mizzl on September 03, 2011, 06:16:32 AM
(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/_3BNOAf814_8/SwnVk7E_omI/AAAAAAAAAnA/cQaPdbekEaM/s1600/GENESIS+the+lamb+lies+down.JPG)

16. Genesis - The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway

My favorite Genesis album. Peter Gabriel's lyrics and storytelling on this album are pretty much unmatched. Also, the keyboard arrangements on this album were pretty flawless, seeing as Tony Banks really can't do any wrong. To top it off, Steve Hackett's guitar tone was at its darkest and crunchiest, which makes this album sound extremely dark and foreboding.

Favorite Songs: "Carpet Crawlers", "Counting Out Time", "Hairless Heart", "In The Cage", "Anyway", "Riding The Scree"





(https://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_kr63luI5BM1qzvdxyo1_500.jpg)

15. Radiohead - Kid A

I love every Radiohead album (within reason *coughPabloHoneycough*) but I love Kid A most of all. it was a huge grower album, taking an extremely long time for me to dig it, but once it really clicked with me it immediately became my favorite album of theres. Not a single weak song on the album, and everytime I hear it I am brought back to the first time it was shown to me at a summer camp a long time ago.

Favorite Songs: "How To Disappear Completely", "Idioteque", "Everything In Its Right Place", "The National Anthem"
This update is amazing. Both one of my favorite albums ever :) with Kid A in top 5
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Post by: ariich on September 03, 2011, 06:20:02 AM
I actually wasn't that overjoyed with Choirs of the Eye. :(
Have to agree with you there. Listened to it once and I just didn't 'get' it. I was however out and about, so maybe another listen when I'm at home with no distractions will give me a different take on it.
I've listened to it a couple of times, and it's a good album and without a doubt one of the most interesting and unique things I've heard. It just doesn't do much for me.
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Post by: ReaperKK on September 03, 2011, 07:39:47 AM
Haven't either of those albums
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Post by: ZBomber on September 03, 2011, 09:56:22 AM
 :omg: <- My face when Tales was not in your top 10

Still a good place for it, though, just surprised by how far it has dropped.
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Post by: zxlkho on September 03, 2011, 12:20:27 PM
you know what Ryan

I will do that

tomorrow.

Drew, I am holding you to this just as Ian wanted you to listen to Choirs of the Eye.
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Post by: Quadrochosis on September 03, 2011, 01:26:05 PM
:omg: <- My face when Tales was not in your top 10

Still a good place for it, though, just surprised by how far it has dropped.

I kind of am too, considering how much I love it. I've just been losing my interest in straight up prog over these past few months and realized that it would be unfair to just keep it in my top 10 because it used to be.
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Post by: PuffyPat on September 03, 2011, 01:35:40 PM
Brand New is AMAZING. Jesse Lacey :heart.
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Post by: Quadrochosis on September 03, 2011, 11:00:11 PM
(https://www.progarchives.com/progressive_rock_discography_covers/364/cover_54531715102008.jpg)

12. Pink Floyd - Animals

I can still remember the first time I heard this album. My Dad brought me to the record store and I used some of my money from chores or w/e to buy this album. I got home and was so blown away when I saw that there was only 5 tracks on the album, two of which were very short. I remember listening to this album over and over and over again to memorize and ingrain every single guitar, bass, drum, synth, vocal part into my mind. Definitely the album that blew wide open the doors of Prog for me.

Favorite Songs: "Pigs (Three Different Ones)", "Sheep"





(https://blog.news-record.com/staff/musiccan/archives/Volta.jpg)

11. The Mars Volta - Frances the Mute

Where Animals blew open the doors of Prog, this album took that feeling to a whole new level of appreciation. The shit that is on this album is nothing short of mindblowing. If you listen to this album with the title track put back into the tracklisting it becomes a 90 minute choatic, melodic and hypnotic experience that is completely different to any other kind of music listening experience there is. The band covers so much group that it almost seems impossible that they could ever rival an album with a magnitude such as Frances the Mute.

Favorite Songs: "Frances the Mute", "Cassandra Gemini"
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Post by: ZBomber on September 03, 2011, 11:02:45 PM
 :metal :metal :metal :metal
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Post by: PuffyPat on September 03, 2011, 11:05:21 PM
MORE VOLTA!!!! :metal YEAH BUDDY!!! :metal Also Pink Floyd, woo!
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Post by: Gorille85 on September 03, 2011, 11:21:17 PM
Animals is a great album.
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Post by: Ravenheart on September 03, 2011, 11:24:24 PM
Good stuff, and always cool to see Kid A on any list. /late
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Post by: Gadough on September 03, 2011, 11:50:13 PM
Haha, charade you are Zack!
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Post by: zxlkho on September 04, 2011, 12:05:40 AM
DOULEOSED >? FRANCE THE NOOB
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Post by: PuffyPat on September 04, 2011, 12:07:21 AM
DOULEOSED >? FRANCE THE NOOB

Goliath > EVERYTHING EVER!
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Post by: zxlkho on September 04, 2011, 12:09:25 AM
sut up fukcer i hate yuo

sjlhskhfj
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Post by: PuffyPat on September 04, 2011, 12:10:51 AM
Sir, have you been drinking tonight?
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Post by: ariich on September 04, 2011, 05:12:00 AM
Two more fantastic albums right there!
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Post by: Quadrochosis on September 04, 2011, 05:16:49 AM
Before I start the top ten, here are some albums that just barely missed the cut.

65. The River Empires - Epilogue
64. Jeff Buckley - Grace
63. Buckingham/Nicks - Buckingham/Nicks
62. Camel - Camel
61. Arcade Fire - Funeral
60. Opeth - Blackwater Park
59. Eisley - Room Noises
58. Mastodon - Crack the Sky
57. My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
56. Tool - Lateralus
55. Incredible Expanding Mindfuck - I.E.M.
54. Brand New - Deja Entendu
53. The Dear Hunter - Act III: Life and Death
52. Fleetwood Mac - Tusk
51. Thrice - Beggars
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Post by: Zydar on September 04, 2011, 05:17:41 AM
Animals! Great choice.
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Post by: Gadough on September 04, 2011, 05:23:05 AM
Before I start the top ten, here are some albums that just barely missed the cut.

59. Eisley - Room Noises

 :(
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Post by: Quadrochosis on September 04, 2011, 05:30:44 AM
g-g-golly Drew Boyd,
you've grown up really crazy
have i been too denying of you
g-g-golly Drew Boyd,
you've grown up so crazy
have i been too untrusting
take me down to the bridge
where you know that i've always loved you
and we'll go without stopping
oh you are my scar
and thats not really far
heyyy
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Post by: Gadough on September 04, 2011, 05:31:46 AM
Love. :heart
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Post by: Silver Tears on September 04, 2011, 01:20:18 PM
 :lol :lol
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Post by: senecadawg2 on September 04, 2011, 01:33:52 PM
This has been a very enjoyable top 50 list.
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Post by: Sigz on September 04, 2011, 01:42:35 PM
60. Opeth - Blackwater Park
59. Eisley - Room Noises

You are dead to me.
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Post by: PuffyPat on September 04, 2011, 01:44:38 PM
54. Brand New - Deja Entendu

This is a travesty. How dare you rank this album so low.
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Post by: Quadrochosis on September 04, 2011, 03:12:11 PM
Sorry. At least I made mention of all of them.
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Post by: Quadrochosis on September 04, 2011, 03:56:13 PM
Note: These 10 albums are all fucking amazing and anyone who disagrees is immediately wrong and should be castrated slowly with a pair of needle nose pliers.

(https://www.inreview.net/files/images/Sigurros%20-%20().jpg)

10. Sigur Rós - ( )

Critically acclaimed by some and critically reviled by others (douchebags) this album is simply one of the greatest things that has ever been crafted. I have always said that this will be the album that I play when the world is ending. When the stars fall out of the sky, and the sun is crashing into the Earth, I will be sitting in a lawn chair in my backyard smoking a bowl blasting this album (with sunglasses on of course).

Favorite Tracks: Untitled 3, Untitled 4, Untitled 7, Untitled 8
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Post by: zxlkho on September 04, 2011, 04:07:11 PM
Critically acclaimed by some and critically reviled by others (douchebags)

:rollin
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Post by: Sigz on September 04, 2011, 04:08:12 PM
meh, Agaetis Byrjun is better.
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Post by: zxlkho on September 04, 2011, 04:10:11 PM
( ) > AB > Takk > Með Suð > Von
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Post by: Quadrochosis on September 04, 2011, 04:10:45 PM
Also, here is a recap of the list so far

50. Sweet Trip - Velocity : Design : Comfort
49. dredg - Catch Without Arms
48. Nick Drake - Five Leaves Left
47. Oceansize - Effloresce
46. Opeth - Deliverance
45. Yes - Close to the Edge
44. Anathema - We're Here Because We're Here
43. King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King
42. Depeche Mode - Violator
41. maudlin of the Well - My Fruit Psychobells...A Seed Combustible
40. The Moody Blues - Days of Future Passed
39. The Mars Volta - Amputechture
38. Genesis - Selling England By The Pound
37. Rush - Power Windows
36. Kayo Dot - Choirs of the Eye
35. Opeth - Still Life
34. Godspeed You! Black Emperor - F#A# Infinity
33. Sigur Rós - Ágætis Byrjun
32. Queen - A Night At The Opera
31. The Dear Hunter - Act II: The Meaning Of, And All Things Regarding Ms. Leading
30. Nick Drake - Pink Moon
29. Porcupine Tree - Lightbulb Sun
28. dredg - El Cielo
27. Peter Gabriel - Up
26. Porcupine Tree - Fear of a Blank Planet
25. Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven
24. Genesis - Duke
23. Coheed and Cambria - In Keeping Secrets Of Silent Earth: 3
22. Agalloch - Ashes Against the Grain
21. Devin Townsend - Terria
20. Steven Wilson - Insurgentes
19. Coheed and Cambria - The Second Stage Turbine Blade
18. Porcupine Tree - Signify
17. Pink Floyd - Meddle
16. Genesis - The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
15. Radiohead - Kid A
14. Yes - Tales From Topographic Oceans
13. Brand New - Daisy
12. Pink Floyd - Animals
11. The Mars Volta - Frances the Mute
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Post by: zxlkho on September 04, 2011, 04:22:38 PM
We still need to see:

Brand New - The Devil and God are Raging Inside Me
Nick Drake - Bryter Layter
Porcupine Tree - Deadwing


what else i cant think of any
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Post by: mizzl on September 04, 2011, 04:27:51 PM
Lady Gaga - The Fame Monster
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Post by: Zantera on September 04, 2011, 04:45:49 PM
We still need to see:

Brand New - The Devil and God are Raging Inside Me
Nick Drake - Bryter Layter
Porcupine Tree - Deadwing

what else i cant think of any

I thought Signify was Zack's favorite PT-album, though that might have changed. (just have a vague feeling that I remember seeing him post that sometime)

Anyhow, ( ) would be in my own top5, so it's a great pick.
For me, Sigur Rós rankings goes:
( ) > AB/Takk > Med Sud > Von
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Post by: zxlkho on September 04, 2011, 04:49:47 PM
No I think Deadwing is his favorite.
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Post by: jingle.boy on September 04, 2011, 04:57:47 PM
Perhaps *So*?  There`s a few from Gabriel and Gabriel era Genesis.  Maybe another from Floyd... WYWH?  Also, no DT yet.  Gonna go with SFAM and/or 6DOIT
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Post by: zxlkho on September 04, 2011, 04:58:39 PM
There won't be any DT. His favorite PF album is Animals and that was 12.
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Post by: zxlkho on September 04, 2011, 05:00:17 PM
OH SHIT and I think we'll see The Dear Hunter - Act I
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Post by: ZBomber on September 04, 2011, 05:15:58 PM
I used to know his top 10, but apparently it has changed signifigantly in the past few weeks.  :lol
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Post by: Elite on September 04, 2011, 05:27:22 PM
I really like your top 50 list, though there's 4 albums that barely missed the cut that I would've included. Looking forward to the top 10, I think this might be in it:

Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Yanqui U.X.O.
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Post by: ZeppelinDT on September 04, 2011, 06:44:49 PM
OH SHIT and I think we'll see The Dear Hunter - Act I

No EPs

:(
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Post by: zxlkho on September 04, 2011, 06:45:34 PM
well idk some people consider it a full album
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Post by: Gadough on September 04, 2011, 06:50:23 PM
I consider it a full album. I dgaf what Casey says.
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Post by: zxlkho on September 04, 2011, 07:00:55 PM
psssh what does he know anyway
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Post by: Gorille85 on September 04, 2011, 07:24:37 PM
( ) is a great choice.
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Post by: Jamesman42 on September 04, 2011, 07:27:36 PM
Watch his top 10 be all DT albums.
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Post by: Heretic on September 04, 2011, 07:28:51 PM
Watch his top 10 be all DT albums.

Systematic Chaos will be #1
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Post by: zxlkho on September 04, 2011, 07:31:01 PM
Watch his top 10 be all DT albums.

Systematic Chaos will be #1

This would be the ultimate troll.
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Post by: Gorille85 on September 04, 2011, 07:32:41 PM
I don't think Quad likes DT that much guys! :millahhhh
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Post by: Jamesman42 on September 04, 2011, 07:33:33 PM
Nonsense! He is on a DT forum and has 10 spots left. It MUST be DT!!!!!
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Post by: Heretic on September 04, 2011, 07:36:05 PM
But DT has 11 albums how can he possibly leave one out?!!?!
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Post by: zxlkho on September 04, 2011, 07:36:46 PM
He doesn't like them.
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Post by: Jamesman42 on September 04, 2011, 07:37:24 PM
But DT has 11 albums how can he possibly leave one out?!!?!

Nobody on the forum has heard ADTOE yet.
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Post by: Heretic on September 04, 2011, 07:37:58 PM
Oh.






Yeah.
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Post by: zxlkho on September 04, 2011, 07:41:16 PM
bant. all of you.
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Post by: Gadough on September 04, 2011, 10:15:54 PM
But DT has 11 albums how can he possibly leave one out?!!?!

Nobody on the forum has heard ADTOE yet.

Haha....yeah
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Post by: Quadrochosis on September 04, 2011, 10:32:31 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/wFcKi.png)
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Post by: Quadrochosis on September 04, 2011, 10:42:00 PM
(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/_XP1ONSd0NVo/S7dkNkRca4I/AAAAAAAABZk/tt_xtFUimkc/s1600/Bath.jpg)

9. maudlin of the Well - Bath

It took me a solid 5 plus years for this album to truly click for me. I was first recommended maudlin of the Well years ago, tried Bath, liked it but never really came back to it. This went on for a few more years until it recently clicked with me hardcore. The genius that it takes to create an album like this is truly staggering. There is not a single track that does not blow me away in some form or another, and every song on the album has a story that goes along with it, where I can specifically recall a moment in my life when I was listening to the song and said to myself "Damn this is fucking good." Most of the other albums that Driver has made don't come close to Bath, because Bath is truly something that is unique and legendary in its own right.

Favorite Songs: "Girl With a Watering Can", "Geography", "The Ferryman"
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Post by: zxlkho on September 04, 2011, 10:46:55 PM
what a shit album
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Post by: Gorille85 on September 04, 2011, 10:48:37 PM
I still need to hear it but I'm sure I'll love it. Seems right up my alley.
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Post by: Jamesman42 on September 04, 2011, 10:49:08 PM
Wait I was expecting images and words
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Post by: Quadrochosis on September 04, 2011, 10:51:32 PM
lol
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Post by: zxlkho on September 04, 2011, 10:52:20 PM
lol
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Post by: ZeppelinDT on September 04, 2011, 11:09:08 PM
well idk some people consider it a full album

Is that allowed?  It was definitely released as an EP...

(8 tracks at 38 minutes... I think that qualifies)
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Post by: Sigz on September 04, 2011, 11:10:32 PM
9. maudlin of the Well - Bath

(https://cdn0.knowyourmeme.com/i/000/106/887/original/backpain-1292835351.jpg?1300412448)
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Post by: Gadough on September 04, 2011, 11:29:31 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/wFcKi.png)

I fuckin' love this album.
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Post by: PuffyPat on September 04, 2011, 11:39:06 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/wFcKi.png)

I fuckin' love this album.

Yeah man. It's the epitome of great music.
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Post by: Gadough on September 04, 2011, 11:47:29 PM
I love Track 3, "Self-Destructin' My Heart"
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Post by: PuffyPat on September 04, 2011, 11:48:30 PM
It's all about (Chicken) Wings of Destiny.
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Post by: Gadough on September 04, 2011, 11:49:30 PM
I was making a Pokemon joke. You're just being racist. :p
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Post by: PuffyPat on September 04, 2011, 11:55:29 PM
What if I told you that I was black? How would you feel then?
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Post by: MasterShakezula on September 05, 2011, 12:34:38 AM
What if I told you that I was black? How would you feel then?
I didn't know you were black. 
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Post by: Quadrochosis on September 05, 2011, 03:19:45 PM
What if I told you that I was black? How would you feel then?
I didn't know you were black. 

racist
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Post by: zxlkho on September 05, 2011, 03:22:05 PM
What if I told you that I was black? How would you feel then?
I didn't know you were black. 

racist
update or gtfo
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Post by: Quadrochosis on September 05, 2011, 04:17:59 PM
What if I told you that I was black? How would you feel then?
I didn't know you were black. 

racist
update or gtfo
no
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Post by: Quadrochosis on September 05, 2011, 04:41:39 PM
(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/_9fAQHAwKp90/TVNtrtVkHuI/AAAAAAAAAFg/5_9C_zTk6E8/s1600/cover.jpg)

8. Mew - Frengers

One of the best pop albums ever written. Mew literally has the perfect blend of pop, shoegaze and indie. Comforting Sounds is probably my favorite songs of all time, and every other track never fails to make me sing along at the top of my lungs. Easily one of my most played albums since I've discovered it, and it never feels old or tired, always fresh and new. Not enough nice things I could say about it.

Favorite Songs: "Comforting Sounds", "156", "Am I Wry? No", "She Came Home For Christmas"
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Post by: Gorille85 on September 05, 2011, 04:43:38 PM
Great band! Haven't heard that particular album though.
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Post by: zxlkho on September 05, 2011, 04:43:51 PM
The fact that She Came Home For Christmas isn't listed as one of your favorite songs makes you a terrible human being.


Album owns though.
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Post by: Quadrochosis on September 05, 2011, 04:45:00 PM
are you blind, man?
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Post by: zxlkho on September 05, 2011, 04:45:39 PM
Damn you and your ninja edits.
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Post by: Ravenheart on September 05, 2011, 04:45:56 PM
Good album.
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Post by: ZBomber on September 05, 2011, 04:53:32 PM
The only thing I enjoy more than Frengers is pleasing myself anally via the prostate.
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Post by: Quadrochosis on September 05, 2011, 05:00:22 PM
:lol
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Post by: zxlkho on September 05, 2011, 05:01:20 PM
I completely agree with Mike.
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Post by: Quadrochosis on September 05, 2011, 05:01:34 PM
sigd
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Post by: Pols Voice on September 05, 2011, 05:03:42 PM
The only thing I enjoy more than Frengers is pleasing myself anally via the prostate.

"From my butt, I can see your house..."
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Post by: Ravenheart on September 05, 2011, 05:04:15 PM
The only thing I enjoy more than Frengers is pleasing myself anally via the prostate.

"From my butt, I can see your house..."

 :lol :clap:
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Post by: zxlkho on September 05, 2011, 05:06:53 PM
The only thing I enjoy more than Frengers is pleasing myself anally via the prostate.

"From my butt, I can see your house..."

:rollin :rollin :rollin

oh god that was hilarious
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Post by: ZBomber on September 05, 2011, 05:10:00 PM
The only thing I enjoy more than Frengers is pleasing myself anally via the prostate.

"From my butt, I can see your house..."

 :lol :clap:
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Post by: senecadawg2 on September 05, 2011, 07:13:45 PM
Note: These 10 albums are all fucking amazing and anyone who disagrees is immediately wrong and should be castrated slowly with a pair of needle nose pliers.

(https://www.inreview.net/files/images/Sigurros%20-%20().jpg)

10. Sigur Rós - ( )

Critically acclaimed by some and critically reviled by others (douchebags) this album is simply one of the greatest things that has ever been crafted. I have always said that this will be the album that I play when the world is ending. When the stars fall out of the sky, and the sun is crashing into the Earth, I will be sitting in a lawn chair in my backyard smoking a bowl blasting this album (with sunglasses on of course).

Favorite Tracks: Untitled 3, Untitled 4, Untitled 7, Untitled 8

I know this is kind of late, but I have to ask. After hearing a bit about Sigur Rós and reading your thoughts on the album I checked it out on itunes. After reading the overwhelming amount of positive reviews I decided to take a chance and buy it. So last night before I went to sleep turned off the lights,  got out my nice headphones, laid on my bead, and listened all the way through. I wasn't particularly tired when I started the album but somewhere around the 4th track I started to drift to sleep. This is where it gets weird.

I was asleep, or at least it felt like I was asleep. Yet I could still hear the music, remember the melodies, think about the rhythms. With my eyes shut, somewhere between being awake and being asleep, I felt like I could literally see the notes on the inside of my eyelids.  This went on for a few tracks and then during the climax in track seven I became fully awake. Normally when I sleep with music I can't remember where exactly I fell asleep, but this time it was as if I had never actually fell asleep. I lay awake for the rest of the album and when it was done I couldn't fall asleep. I sat awake thinking about the music for about an hour.

Overall, it was probably the strangest experience I have ever had with music. Now today I listened to it again driving home from work. I honestly don't know how I feel about the music, some parts I really like and while others are completely captivating, I can't really say that I enjoy them. So the question is, have you had an experience like this with the album, and did it take you a few listens to really 'get it'?

I hope to hear your answers, and these are not just questions for Quad. Anyone who considers themselves a fan of Sigur Rós or this album, please respond.
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Post by: Gorille85 on September 05, 2011, 07:15:29 PM
It didn't take long before "getting" it but it is truly a fantastic listening experience. :tup
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Post by: Sigz on September 05, 2011, 07:16:45 PM
meh, I can't really get into Mew.
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Post by: senecadawg2 on September 05, 2011, 07:18:35 PM
Another question I meant to ask, just how do you go about listening to this cd? It seems like the kind of cd that SHOULD be listened to a certain way for full effect.
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Post by: ZBomber on September 05, 2011, 07:19:33 PM
meh, I can't really get into Mew.

WHY
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Post by: Quadrochosis on September 05, 2011, 07:24:24 PM
First off, the fact that I had something to do with you buying an album and having an experience like that is fucking awesome. I never thought I'd have any influence on someone like that, so thank you. It's really humbling to hear news like this.

Anyway, it took me a VERY long time to get into SR. I've been listening to ( ) on and off since High School (am now a senior in college). So yea, for me it took forever to really get into them, but now that I have, its totally worth it because every time I hear their albums I totally am reminded about all the moments I have had with them.

I know others here who were able to get into SR very easily, but for me getting into the band (and most post rock in general) took (and takes) a LONG time. Not really sure if its just me, or if there are other people that have the same thing with post rock (or any other genre really).

I don't know if I really answered your questions or whatever, but I hope that you keep giving ( ) more chances (within reason of course) and that you eventually grow to love it as much as I have.

Having an experience like you did is one of the reasons that I consider music to be the essence of life and the most beautiful expression of emotion. I've never had something similar to what you described happen to me, but I hope to one day (because its sounds awesome)
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Post by: Quadrochosis on September 05, 2011, 07:27:21 PM
Another question I meant to ask, just how do you go about listening to this cd? It seems like the kind of cd that SHOULD be listened to a certain way for full effect.

Ahh, good question. For me Sigur Ros is a very "outside band". By that I mean that the music just sounds more right when its played loudly outdoors (like on an outdoor system or something). To me, the music just makes more sense when it has room (literally) to breathe. Some of my best moments with SR have been me playing the CDs in my backyard while I float around in the pool. I've found that listening to them with headphones just doesn't do it for me, and the larger the listening space is, the more I enjoy it.
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Post by: Sigz on September 05, 2011, 07:35:59 PM
meh, I can't really get into Mew.

WHY

*shrug* They're just not very interesting. It's pleasant enough to listen to, but I never find myself actually wanting to listen to them.
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Post by: Quadrochosis on September 05, 2011, 07:37:13 PM
meh, I can't really get into Mew.

WHY

*shrug* They're just not very interesting. It's pleasant enough to listen to, but I never find myself actually wanting to listen to them.

That is how I feel about Eisley, tbh. Great music, but I rarely want to spin them and actively listen.
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Post by: Sigz on September 05, 2011, 07:37:39 PM
meh, I can't really get into Mew.

WHY

*shrug* They're just not very interesting. It's pleasant enough to listen to, but I never find myself actually wanting to listen to them.

That is how I feel about Eisley, tbh. Great music, but I rarely want to spin them and actively listen.

Well then, you're a terrible person and should be ashamed of yourself.
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Post by: Quadrochosis on September 05, 2011, 07:37:58 PM
meh, I can't really get into Mew.

WHY

*shrug* They're just not very interesting. It's pleasant enough to listen to, but I never find myself actually wanting to listen to them.

That is how I feel about Eisley, tbh. Great music, but I rarely want to spin them and actively listen.

Well then, you're a terrible person and should be ashamed of yourself.

no u
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Post by: zxlkho on September 05, 2011, 07:44:04 PM
meh, I can't really get into Mew.

WHY

*shrug* They're just not very interesting. It's pleasant enough to listen to, but I never find myself actually wanting to listen to them.

That is how I feel about Eisley, tbh. Great music, but I rarely want to spin them and actively listen.

Well then, you're a terrible person and should be ashamed of yourself.

It works both ways, you know...




Also I was able to get into Sigur Rós very easily, so I can't say I had the same kind of experience as that dude.
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Post by: ZBomber on September 05, 2011, 07:49:52 PM
You are both terrible, Eisley and Mew have been two of my favorite bands in the past few months.

In fact, I just listened to Mew stoned out of my mind with my friend on a RUG and also Eisley is just good in general, so yes.
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Post by: Quadrochosis on September 05, 2011, 07:51:19 PM
Well i don't dislike Eisley, I like their stuff, appreciate it, and occasionally listen to them. I just don't get all omgomgomgomg over them like a lot of people on DTF do.
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Post by: ZBomber on September 05, 2011, 07:53:47 PM
I liked Eisley before, but once I started really listening closely to The Valley, it made me fall in love with the band. I dunno what it is, but I love that album so much.
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Post by: Ravenheart on September 05, 2011, 09:01:09 PM
I've been a casual Sigur Ros fan for several years now after listening to Takk... They've never been a bound I've had a dire need to listen to, but I always enjoy them when I put them on occasion. I can definitely see why they have such devoted listeners, and (  ) is truly something else. I ought to listen to it more than I do.

I'll never, for the life of me, understand why Eisley is so loved on this forum. Their music isn't bad, but nothing about it interests me at all.
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Post by: zxlkho on September 05, 2011, 11:24:03 PM
So it looks like we'll never find out the rest of this list.
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Post by: Gorille85 on September 05, 2011, 11:39:03 PM
What?
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Post by: Nick on September 05, 2011, 11:41:07 PM
It's up to Quad, if he wishes then Letters or someone else can post the rest of the list on his behalf. If he doesn't want it finished then I'll lock this, same goes for his roulette.
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Post by: zxlkho on September 05, 2011, 11:46:04 PM
I asked him if he wanted me to post it and he said no. Everyone blame Nick. :lol
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Post by: zxlkho on September 06, 2011, 09:32:32 AM
Since he was banned he asked me to post this:

Quote from: Zack
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7. Thrice - The Alchemy Index
This is another album that I have been listening to on and off for several years. Each one of the 4 parts clicked with me in entirely different settings at different times. The first to click was Water, which is still probably my favorite. The last to click was Fire, but when it finally did I knew this album would end up being a top 10. It's just far too epic to not be.
Favorite Songs: Firebreather, The Whaler, Daedalus, Come All You Weary
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Post by: bosk1 on September 06, 2011, 09:36:02 AM
Do you want me to merge it with the other thread and unlock it?  Doesn't make sense to me to have the other one locked if people are actually posting in it.
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Post by: zxlkho on September 06, 2011, 09:36:29 AM
Yeah, that would be good I guess. Thanks bosk.
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Post by: bosk1 on September 06, 2011, 09:38:52 AM
I'll keep the title of this thread so it is obvious to those who may not know that you are continuing it.

EDIT:  Okay, go.
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Post by: zxlkho on September 06, 2011, 09:41:29 AM
Thanks.
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Post by: Gorille85 on September 06, 2011, 10:10:13 AM
Great album!! :hefdaddy
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Post by: ariich on September 06, 2011, 11:38:41 AM
Alchemy Index is friggin' fantastic!

But Beggars is better. :P
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Post by: zxlkho on September 06, 2011, 11:49:13 AM
Alchemy Index is friggin' fantastic!

But Beggars is better. :P

o/
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Post by: AcidLameLTE on September 06, 2011, 11:59:02 AM
Alchemy Index is friggin' fantastic!

But Beggars is better. :P
lolno

Vheissu is also better than Beggars.
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Post by: Zantera on September 06, 2011, 12:00:35 PM
I'd rank the ones I've heard:

The Alchemy Index
Vheissu
Beggars
The Artist In the Ambulance

But with that said, they are all fantastic.
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Post by: zxlkho on September 06, 2011, 12:01:15 PM
Beggars >= Major/Minor > Vheissu > TAI > IoS > TAITA

obligatory imo
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Post by: AcidLameLTE on September 06, 2011, 12:05:08 PM
I'd rank the ones I've heard:

The Alchemy Index
Vheissu
Beggars
The Artist In the Ambulance

But with that said, they are all fantastic.
I agree with this list. I'd probably put Illusion Of Safety below The Artist in the Ambulance.

They're all good albums though.
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Post by: ZBomber on September 06, 2011, 02:08:00 PM
The Water EP has been getting continuous plays from me. So beautiful! All of The Alchemy Index is great, though.
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Post by: ClairvoyantCat on September 06, 2011, 02:12:10 PM

Vheissu
The Artist In the Ambulance
The Illusion of Safety
The Alchemy Index
Beggars
Identity Crisis

That's how I'd put it at least
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Post by: Nick on September 06, 2011, 04:57:16 PM
*\o

Since no one else can step up to the plate.
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Post by: Heretic on September 06, 2011, 05:35:29 PM
Uh, wait, so is Quad banned permanently?

Anyways, Beggars is my favorite, but Major/Minor is insanely awesome and The Alchemy Index is great too.

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Post by: zxlkho on September 06, 2011, 05:41:31 PM
Uh, wait, so is Quad banned permanently?

Anyways, Beggars is my favorite, but Major/Minor is insanely awesome and The Alchemy Index is great too.



Yes and you are correct.
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Post by: zxlkho on September 06, 2011, 06:20:40 PM
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6. Fleetwood Mac - Rumours


The greatest pop album ever written, and I have ZBomber to thank for showing it to me. Every single song is beyond catchy, beyond amazing and is interesting and different in some way. From the awesome guitar lines from Lindsey Buckinham to McVie's ridiculous basslines to the epic vocals from Stevie, there is not a single complaint I can make about this album. Anyone who is a fan of music really needs to check this album out.


Favorite Songs: "Dreams", "The Chain", "Silver Springs", "Go Your Own Way"
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Post by: ZBomber on September 06, 2011, 06:26:13 PM
 :heart :heart :heart :heart :heart
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Post by: bosk1 on September 06, 2011, 06:39:52 PM
:heart :heart :heart :heart :heart

But I would say it is a "rock" album, not a "pop" album.
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Post by: kingshmegland on September 06, 2011, 07:13:48 PM
That album holds the test of time.  I never get sick of it.  Great choice.
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Post by: ZBomber on September 06, 2011, 07:26:28 PM
:heart :heart :heart :heart :heart

But I would say it is a "rock" album, not a "pop" album.

Rock pop (or pop rock or whatever) would be a good compromise, I suppose. They've certainly written some of the better pop music of the time, but damn that band could ROCK! I know it's not on Rumours, but I'm So Afraid is one of the most killer guitar solos I've ever heard. And all those beautiful harmonies sparkled through out Rumours!
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Post by: senecadawg2 on September 06, 2011, 07:30:17 PM
Another question I meant to ask, just how do you go about listening to this cd? It seems like the kind of cd that SHOULD be listened to a certain way for full effect.

Ahh, good question. For me Sigur Ros is a very "outside band". By that I mean that the music just sounds more right when its played loudly outdoors (like on an outdoor system or something). To me, the music just makes more sense when it has room (literally) to breathe. Some of my best moments with SR have been me playing the CDs in my backyard while I float around in the pool. I've found that listening to them with headphones just doesn't do it for me, and the larger the listening space is, the more I enjoy it.

Ahh, well thanks for everything (including your great list :))
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Post by: jingle.boy on September 07, 2011, 04:10:04 PM
:heart :heart :heart :heart :heart

But I would say it is a "rock" album, not a "pop" album.

Agreed.  Catchy melodies and lyrics don't mean it gets designated as 'pop'.  Frankly, this is Classic Rock at it's best.  Brilliant album.  One of only ten rock albums to have conceivably sold over 40 million copies.
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Post by: Ħ on September 07, 2011, 04:15:52 PM
I've only heard "Go Your Own Way".  Due to Fleetwood Mac's popularity, I have instinctively written them off.  Time to reconsider.
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Post by: jsem on September 07, 2011, 04:19:56 PM
Due to Fleetwood Mac's popularity, I have instinctively written them off.
Should never be a reason to write someone off. Rumors is amazing though.
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Post by: Ravenheart on September 07, 2011, 04:22:18 PM
A ton of great music was/is popular.
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Post by: Ħ on September 07, 2011, 04:23:04 PM
Yeah, I know, but it's like....second nature to me.
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Post by: ClairvoyantCat on September 07, 2011, 04:25:29 PM
Due to Fleetwood Mac's popularity, I have instinctively written them off. 

Oh Hayden, you're such a hipster. 
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Post by: jsem on September 07, 2011, 04:26:44 PM
Someone put Zander's hair on Hayden's avatar...  :lol
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Post by: Ravenheart on September 07, 2011, 04:31:52 PM
And they call me the Giant Indie.  :yeahright
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Post by: zxlkho on September 09, 2011, 05:38:18 PM
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5. Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago


Putting this album at number 5 almost feels criminal to me because of how important it has been to me this past year, but there are 4 other albums that I feel mean a bit more to me. Anyway, this album has almost been like that friend that is there to listen to you when you are at your worst. Whenever I am feeling down (and I mean really down, not typical sad/emotionless self) I put this album on, and it does not make me feel better. Yes, it doesn't make me feel better, but it does do something for me. It's almost unexplainable, and the only real way to describe it is that it lets me know that its ok to feel miserable. It lets me know that life can be utter shit sometimes and that its not something that is only happening to me, but to everyone. I know I have been talking about this record like its a person, but that is really the only way I know how to describe it.


Favorite Songs: "re: Stacks", "For Emma", "The Wolves", "Skinng Love", "Flume"
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Post by: ariich on September 09, 2011, 05:56:47 PM
Very nice album! Only heard it a couple of times, but it had a great atmosphere to it.
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Post by: Perpetual Change on September 09, 2011, 11:21:25 PM
Really great write up, Zack.
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Post by: senecadawg2 on September 09, 2011, 11:24:45 PM
My brother is sort of into Bon Iver, but I haven't heard too much of it. I'll give it a try.
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Post by: zxlkho on September 10, 2011, 06:10:33 PM
(https://musicmp3.spb.ru/images/t/the_dear_hunter/fact_i_the_37b7006f5e2b00c003718b.jpg)


4. The Dear Hunter - Act I: The Lake South, The River North


Dear Hunter's best album comes in at number 4. Pretty crazy how much I've gotten into these guys considering I only started listening to them about 7 or 8 months ago. Anyway, the first Act is easily my favorite one for many reasons. It has the perfect blend of pop, rock, prog and everything else that I could ever really ask for in an album. It's also the most concise one, managing to perfectly fit all of the amazing elements of TDH into roughly 40 minutes. Also, the run from "1878" to "His Hands Matched His Tongue" is probably the greatest three song run ever.


Favorite tracks: "His Hands Matched His Tongue", "The Pimp and the Priest", "1878"
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Post by: The King in Crimson on September 10, 2011, 06:21:11 PM
Niiiice.

Great album.  :tup
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Post by: Gadough on September 10, 2011, 06:26:04 PM
Fell in another hooooooole for the knife, for the knife
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Post by: Marvellous G on September 10, 2011, 06:34:49 PM
The writeup for For Emma is the most perfect writeup I've seen in any of these yet, it's EXACTLY the way I feel about it.
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Post by: zxlkho on September 10, 2011, 06:40:13 PM
The writeup for For Emma is the most perfect writeup I've seen in any of these yet, it's EXACTLY the way I feel about it.

Zack says <3
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Post by: ClairvoyantCat on September 10, 2011, 07:33:23 PM
*Act I*

(https://i.imgur.com/XYqbu.gif)
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Post by: ariich on September 11, 2011, 04:35:58 AM
ACT III IS BETTER

*runs*
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Post by: Gorille85 on September 11, 2011, 08:40:08 AM
I'm guessing Deadwing + Devil and God are raging... are 2 of the next three picks.
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Post by: ZBomber on September 11, 2011, 08:46:15 AM
^ That. My guess for the third would be Tusk, but idk. I don't think Zack will have Tusk above Rumours, so it's probably not on this list.
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Post by: zxlkho on September 11, 2011, 09:32:09 AM
I know what it is because he told me, but I won't ruin it. I think the placing will surprise you guys. :P
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Post by: ZeppelinDT on September 11, 2011, 01:30:12 PM
(https://musicmp3.spb.ru/images/t/the_dear_hunter/fact_i_the_37b7006f5e2b00c003718b.jpg)


4. The Dear Hunter - Act I: The Lake South, The River North


Dear Hunter's best album comes in at number 4. Pretty crazy how much I've gotten into these guys considering I only started listening to them about 7 or 8 months ago. Anyway, the first Act is easily my favorite one for many reasons. It has the perfect blend of pop, rock, prog and everything else that I could ever really ask for in an album. It's also the most concise one, managing to perfectly fit all of the amazing elements of TDH into roughly 40 minutes. Also, the run from "1878" to "His Hands Matched His Tongue" is probably the greatest three song run ever.


Favorite tracks: "His Hands Matched His Tongue", "The Pimp and the Priest", "1878"


DAMMIT!

This is an EP!!  >:(
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Post by: zxlkho on September 11, 2011, 01:32:49 PM
It's 40 minutes long, there's no way it's an EP.
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Post by: ZBomber on September 11, 2011, 01:33:39 PM
Completely disagree. It's over 38 minutes long. It's about the same length as most LPs from the 60s/70s. On top of that, it has 8 songs. Nowhere near EP status, imo.
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Post by: senecadawg2 on September 11, 2011, 01:36:34 PM
Yeah, not an EP. I just listened to this album yesterday for the first time!
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Post by: The King in Crimson on September 11, 2011, 01:48:02 PM
Completely disagree. It's over 38 minutes long. It's about the same length as most LPs from the 60s/70s. On top of that, it has 8 songs. Nowhere near EP status, imo.
Indeed.

There are even some albums released recently that run about this length.
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Post by: Gadough on September 11, 2011, 01:59:25 PM
I also agree that it's not an EP, but I can see why Casey thinks of it as such. The first 2 songs are essentially "intros", and the last song isn't really a song at all. There's only 5 traditional songs on the album.
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Post by: zxlkho on September 11, 2011, 06:56:35 PM
(https://nickdrakefilm.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/bryter-lyter.jpg)


3. Nick Drake - Bryter Layter


Sometimes I feel like I am the only person that really likes this album. Almost every other Nick Drake fan I know prefers one of the other albums by him more. That being said I don't think i've ever even questioned the fact that I think this is his best album. Every song has meaning to mean in some way or another, and it is truly the perfect album for me to put on when I am contented, relaxed and just hanging out. I don't need to carefully listen and I don't need to be giving it my full attention, but whether I am or not, it manages to bring extra pleasure to whatever it is I may be doing. When I first discovered this album, I was spinning it at least 3 times a day for almost a month, and even though I don't spin it that often anymore, I am always brought back to some of my most contented, happy moments whenever I hear this album, or any songs off it.


Favorite tracks: "Northern Sky", "Poor Boy", "One of These Things First", "Hazey Jane II"
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Post by: ZeppelinDT on September 11, 2011, 07:13:48 PM
It's 40 minutes long, there's no way it's an EP.

A Change of Seasons is 57 minutes long and that's an EP too...
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Post by: zxlkho on September 11, 2011, 07:17:36 PM
...and Nick Drake's Pink Moon is 28 minutes long and it's considered a full length album.
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Post by: LieLowTheWantedMan on September 11, 2011, 07:22:10 PM
Act I is labelled an EP, therefore it's an EP.
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Post by: ZeppelinDT on September 11, 2011, 08:03:06 PM
...and Nick Drake's Pink Moon is 28 minutes long and it's considered a full length album.

Kind of my point.  Length is less important than how the artist designates it.  I think in general its really kind of a meaningless distinction and I'm not even sure why it exists, but given the lack of consistency in determining what makes an album vs. an EP, I think the way the artist labels it is the most reliable factor.  TDH labels Act I as an EP, hence, imo, it's an EP.
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Post by: PuffyPat on September 11, 2011, 08:09:21 PM
EP means extended play, and LP means long play. It's definitely about how long it is.
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Post by: The King in Crimson on September 11, 2011, 08:24:11 PM
...and Nick Drake's Pink Moon is 28 minutes long and it's considered a full length album.

Kind of my point.  Length is less important than how the artist designates it.  I think in general its really kind of a meaningless distinction and I'm not even sure why it exists, but given the lack of consistency in determining what makes an album vs. an EP, I think the way the artist labels it is the most reliable factor.  TDH labels Act I as an EP, hence, imo, it's an EP.
Well then was it really that necessary to split hairs about it being an EP vs. it being an album? :)
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Post by: ZeppelinDT on September 11, 2011, 08:51:49 PM
EP means extended play, and LP means long play. It's definitely about how long it is.

Well, that was the original intention, and works as a loose guide, but its gone through so many definition changes and categorizations over the years that at this point there's no hard cutoff.

...and Nick Drake's Pink Moon is 28 minutes long and it's considered a full length album.

Kind of my point.  Length is less important than how the artist designates it.  I think in general its really kind of a meaningless distinction and I'm not even sure why it exists, but given the lack of consistency in determining what makes an album vs. an EP, I think the way the artist labels it is the most reliable factor.  TDH labels Act I as an EP, hence, imo, it's an EP.
Well then was it really that necessary to split hairs about it being an EP vs. it being an album? :)

Only because he put "No EPs" as one of his rules.
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Post by: The King in Crimson on September 11, 2011, 09:22:37 PM
Only because he put "No EPs" as one of his rules.
Ah, missed that.

For shame Quad, for shame!
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Post by: ZBomber on September 11, 2011, 09:35:24 PM
Act I is more or less a concept album. It just happens to be that the first section of the story only took 5 songs I guess, because I do not view it as an EP at all. ACOS is ONE dream theater song, and then a bunch of live cover songs tacked on. Its really more like an EP/Live set split than anything.

Also Nick Drake is good, thought you already had three albums on your list but I guess not.  :P Great album!
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Post by: Zantera on September 12, 2011, 02:18:31 AM
Even though I haven't heard Act I, I'd say that 38 minutes feels more like an album to me.
I would probably draw the line of what I consider and EP and what I consider an album around the 25 min mark.
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Post by: zxlkho on September 12, 2011, 06:32:34 PM
(https://fc07.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/054/1/1/deadwing_by_daniaraya-d3a8f8j.jpg)


2. Porcupine Tree - Deadwing


This album is nothing short of perfect. Seriously, from the opening notes to the ending ones, there is not a single second of this album that I am not absolutely, 100% in love with. I really can't say anything else.. I guess I'll just point out some of my favorite moments from each song.

Deadwing- The reverby guitar break that comes in towards the end of the song. It is just dripping with emotion and it conveys the mood of the piece perfectly without any words whatsoever.

Shallow- The breakdown. 'Nuff said

Lazarus- The entire song as a whole is pretty much the main thing I like about the song. From the piano during the chorus to the lyrics, to the subtle train sound effects. My greatest ever concert moment was seeing this song live and singing along to the last chorus with SW. Tears were had.

Halo- The message of this song is something that I have had a strong affinity with since I first heard it. People that are nominally religious and do not live out their beliefs is probably one of the biggest pet peeves of mine, and this song really hits home with me in that department. the instrumental break has some awesome parts, and the way that SW plays this song live is just nothing short of spectacular.

Arriving Somewhere But Not Here- I got through phases with this song, where sometimes I feel like it is too long, and other times I feel like it is one of the bands crowning acheivements, but no matter the case, every time I listen to it, I just have to stop what I'm doing and sing along, or totally rock out to it (depending on which part is on). Deadwing is the first PT album that came out after I discovered PT, and ASBNH is the first PT song that really made me realize that PT was my favorite band (and they still are to this day)

Mellotron Scratch- If someone put a gun to my head and asked me what my favorite PT song was, I would say this one. The verse, "I lay her gently on my clothes, She will leave me yes I know" gets me everytime because I have literally lived that out before. The harmonies and vocal layering at the end of the song is probably my favorite minute in all of music.

Open Car- this song is absolutely killer live. Having seen it on both the DVD and in person, I can say that it is one of the best songs I've ever seen translated to a live setting. The way that SW and JW do the chorus is very beautiful, and the biting riff that makes up the majority of the song is just.. perfect.

The Start of Something Beautiful- The bass. That fucking bass. Also, the lyrics for the chorus are incredible.

The more I show the way I feel
The less I find you give a damn
The more I get to know
The less I find that I understand
Innocent, the time we spent
Forgot to mention we're good friends
You thought it was the start of something beautiful?
Well think again.

One of my favorite lyrics ever for sure. The harmonies on the chorus the last time it passes in the song are also really cool, and I didn't catch them the first few times I heard it, but now I always listen for them because of how interesting and unique they are.

Glass Arm Shattering- The perfect way to close a perfect album. This song in the 5.1 mix is probably one of the best mixed surround sound thing ever done, because the way it just fills the room is absolutely untouchable. One of my best memories of this is listening to this with ZBomber in my living room, BLASTING it, completely stoned. :heart

and the bonus track is cool too.

Anyway, yea, so with the exception of one more album, Deadwing falls in second place, but I still consider it perfection, and PT will probably never top it. I almost don't want them to either.
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Post by: Ħ on September 12, 2011, 06:35:09 PM
Ehhhh Deadwing is awesome as an album but it's just missing something.  I never find myself going to individual tracks.
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Post by: Ravenheart on September 12, 2011, 06:36:21 PM
Deadwing is a killer album. Good choice.
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Post by: Gadough on September 12, 2011, 06:36:56 PM
The scratching on the Zaaaaaackotron
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Post by: zxlkho on September 12, 2011, 06:39:02 PM
I miss when zack could post here. :(
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Post by: ZBomber on September 12, 2011, 06:39:43 PM
SHUT UP HAYDEN


Zack  :heart :heart :heart :heart Love the write-up. Well said about Open Car, people seem to shit on that song a lot but it was one of the highlights from the RCMH show for me... just so much energy!
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Post by: zxlkho on September 12, 2011, 06:42:10 PM
Now that I look back on it, I definitely should have skipped all of my classes and driven 8 hours to see that show. Totally serious, btw.
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Post by: ZBomber on September 12, 2011, 07:21:40 PM
Now that I look back on it, I definitely should have skipped all of my classes and driven 8 hours to see that show. Totally serious, btw.

It honestly was the greatest night of my life. YOU MUST DRIVE UP NEXT TIME even if they are playing closer to you
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Post by: zxlkho on September 12, 2011, 07:23:22 PM
If it's during the summer or winter break I definitely will. I'm getting into some harder classes now, so I don't think I can afford to miss any classes, especially if it takes 8 hours to drive there lol.
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Post by: senecadawg2 on September 12, 2011, 07:43:34 PM
Hmm... Interesting choice, I could never get into Deadwing quite as much as In Absentia.
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Post by: ReaperKK on September 12, 2011, 07:45:37 PM
Hmm... Interesting choice, I could never get into Deadwing quite as much as In Absentia.

I feel the same, there are bits and pieces of Deadwing that I adore but the rest is forgettable.
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Post by: zxlkho on September 12, 2011, 08:28:25 PM
This is probably going to be one of the most personal things I've written, so please bear with me as I go through this. It's kind of cliched, but it's the only way I know how to do this.



(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/_D6OGIoWI_UE/TCeWQ_SXEqI/AAAAAAAAAFQ/owubZ7471dk/s1600/brandnewthedevilandgodareraginginsi.jpg)





Brand New - The Devil and God are Raging Inside Me



October 6, 2003.

The single "The Quiet Things That No One Ever Knows" is released. It was pretty much an instant smash hit, receiving massive air time. My first exposure to BN was seeing the music video for the song on FUSE (a station that actually played music videos, unlike MTV, although it's since become another incarnation of MTV). I remember liking the song, but not really being all that impressed (although I did grow to really like the song later on)


February 2, 2004.

Brand New releases the video for "Sic Transit Gloria...Glory Fades". It was only a few months prior to this that I had just started learning the Bass Guitar. For those of you that know the song, it has an insanely groovy, simple, catchy bassline. I first heard the song and was utterly floored. I learned the bassline and spent countless hours in my room playing along to this song. I eventually went out and picked up the album (I'm on my second or third copy of Deja at this point) and I became slightly more than casual, but not crazy Brand New fan.


November 20, 2006.

The Devil and God are Raging Inside Me is released in the United States. At this point, I was not an avid music collecter yet, and I wasn't really staying on top of things, so the album released under my radar. A few weeks into release, my best friend from high school's girlfriend at the time is sitting with us at lunch and is absolutely raving about Devil and God (henceforth shortened to DaG). Completely remembering songs like Sic Transit and TBWBHOS, I am immediately intrigued and I went home and pirated DaG. I listened to it, probably not even all the way through, and probably not even paying close attention. I remember liking it, but not really thinking anything of it.


April 30, 2007.

"Jesus Christ" is released as a single onto the airwaves. I heard the song, and was completely shocked to realize that it was Brand New, and that it was off the album that I had so callously forgotten about. This inspired me to listen to DaG a few more times, appreciating it a little more each time. At this point in time, I like the album enough to go out and buy it, but I still do not really "get it" like I will as few years down the road.


September 30, 2007.

I start dating my girlfriend, Kristin. She is my first "real" girlfriend, my first true kiss, and my first (and only) true love. We met at the library that we both worked at, and we had a lot in common. Perhaps the most noticeable thing is our similar interests in music, and while she is not really a Brand New fan, its definitely important to note her in this timeline. Her birthday is April 18. One of her favorite bands is Yellowcard. I am moderately interested in them. As fate would have it, Brand New is playing a headlining show at a college about 40 minutes away. Who is opening? Yellowcard? What day is this show?


April 18, 2008.

I buy tickets for us to see the Brand New / Yellowcard show on her birthday. A few of her friends come with us. We arrive at the venue, and I am excited because I have found out that Yellowcard will be playing an all acoustic set, and that Brand New will get a little extra time during their set. I am a sucker for anything acoustic, so I thoroughly enjoy the show that Yellowcard puts on, and the excitement builds as BN is about to hit the stage. The lights go out, it gets quiet. The curtains open to reveal two drum sets, each kit has a person at it. They begin to play "Welcome to Bangkok" while the tape loops play over and over, "Space cadet, pull out.  Space cadet, pull out.  Space cadet.. pull out." The rest of the band walks on the stage and one of the best concert experience of my life begins.

Welcome to Bangkok
Luca
Sowing Season
Sic Transit Gloria... Glory Fades
Jaws Theme Swimming
Millstone
The Archers Bows Have Broken
Soco Amaretto Lime (Jesse solo)
Moshi Moshi (Jesse solo)
Play Crack the Sky
Handcuffs
Okay I Believe You, But My Tommy Gun Don't
The Shower Scene
The No Seatbelt Song
Jesus Christ
Degausser
You Won't Know

Out of my entire group of friends that were present, I am the only one still standing in the crowd by the time Handcuffs is on. They were all too tired to stand there and everyone left the auditorium and were waiting in the lobby for the show to end. In short, it was the best show I had seen since my very first concert ever (Peter Gabriel in 2006) and the best show I was at until seeing Porcupine Tree in 2010 at Radio City. I leave the venue with a new appreciation for Brand New, live shows, and music in general.

By this time I am getting more and more into DaG, but its still not anything mindblowingly spectacular to me. However, it does not last.

As with everything in my life, nothing is 100% consistant, and as I grow older, I get into bands like Dream Theater and by extention, older prog. Yes. Genesis. etc. Before long, Brand New, and DaG is a distant memory for me.


March 17, 2010.

Probably one of the worst days of my life. Me and Kristin break up as result of a lot of different issues that had been building up and it all comes to a head on this day. She leaves my room after we split up and I am left completely unable to do anything with myself. In the aftermath of this event (whether it was days or weeks after our breakup I can't recall, but it was soon after) I happen upon my DaG CD. I don't know what compells me to, but I put it on. I listen to it all the way through, and in that moment I feel like I am aware of everything that has happened in my life until that moment. Every emotion I have ever felt suddenly makes sense. The lyrics feel like they are being written to me, with all my twisted, pent up feelings inside. I cry probably more than I ever have in my life as Handcuffs ends and the last lines of the album repeat a few times.

"It’s hard to be the better man when you forget you’re trying. It’s hard to be the better man when you’re still lying."

If there was ever a time I knew that an album had truly "clicked", it was right here in this moment.


I still can't really pinpoint exactly why The Devil and God are Raging Inside Me connects with me the most. It could be the overwhelming emotional lyrics that are present in every single song. Being from the same area as the band, I can relate to a lot of the things that Jesse writes about (be it the high drunk driving accident rates we have, the typical Long Island "scene" of people that just make his music seem so familiar to me, or what have you). Perhaps its the musicality of this album that is so subtle, but so blatantly apparant throughout. Whether it be the soft, entrancing feel of Jesus, or the brooding and angry feeling of "You Won't Know", or the more upbeat, angsty feel of Archers, there is not a single moment on this album that feels at all foreign to me. The body, mind and soul of this record is something that has become a permanent part of my own essence, and for all I know, I wouldn't even be  alive today if it weren't for this record.

Like all music with me, I go through phases. There are times, spans of months even, where I might not listen to this album. There are memories that I have that are so ingrained into my psyche, however, and failure to revist them and confront them results in a darkness that eats away at me like nothing else. This melancholia, sadness, despair that lives deep within me is typically only satisfied by this album.

I have no idea how I am going to come to and end with this write up. I guess the only thing I can say is that, deep down, I know that this album will always be with me. All other bands can come and go, and in ten years, I might be into a completely different genre of music and not even care about rock music. But DaG will always be there. It will always be that 50 minutes of brutal honesty that allows me to see clearly through all the other bull shit in life. It will always be there.

I can never lose it.
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Post by: zxlkho on September 12, 2011, 08:33:45 PM
Damn, that was a great read. Thanks Zack.
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Post by: Ravenheart on September 12, 2011, 08:35:32 PM
Well written, Zack.
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Post by: ClairvoyantCat on September 12, 2011, 08:36:24 PM
Woah that is a lot of text. 

Good album, though. 
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Post by: Perpetual Change on September 12, 2011, 08:40:41 PM
Great write up, Zack.

::pours Hennessy out onto the ground in your memory::
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Post by: ZBomber on September 12, 2011, 08:44:26 PM
This is probably going to be one of the most personal things I've written, so please bear with me as I go through this. It's kind of cliched, but it's the only way I know how to do this.



(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/_D6OGIoWI_UE/TCeWQ_SXEqI/AAAAAAAAAFQ/owubZ7471dk/s1600/brandnewthedevilandgodareraginginsi.jpg)





Brand New - The Devil and God are Raging Inside Me



October 6, 2003.

The single "The Quiet Things That No One Ever Knows" is released. It was pretty much an instant smash hit, receiving massive air time. My first exposure to BN was seeing the music video for the song on FUSE (a station that actually played music videos, unlike MTV, although it's since become another incarnation of MTV). I remember liking the song, but not really being all that impressed (although I did grow to really like the song later on)


February 2, 2004.

Brand New releases the video for "Sic Transit Gloria...Glory Fades". It was only a few months prior to this that I had just started learning the Bass Guitar. For those of you that know the song, it has an insanely groovy, simple, catchy bassline. I first heard the song and was utterly floored. I learned the bassline and spent countless hours in my room playing along to this song. I eventually went out and picked up the album (I'm on my second or third copy of Deja at this point) and I became slightly more than casual, but not crazy Brand New fan.


November 20, 2006.

The Devil and God are Raging Inside Me is released in the United States. At this point, I was not an avid music collecter yet, and I wasn't really staying on top of things, so the album released under my radar. A few weeks into release, my best friend from high school's girlfriend at the time is sitting with us at lunch and is absolutely raving about Devil and God (henceforth shortened to DaG). Completely remembering songs like Sic Transit and TBWBHOS, I am immediately intrigued and I went home and pirated DaG. I listened to it, probably not even all the way through, and probably not even paying close attention. I remember liking it, but not really thinking anything of it.


April 30, 2007.

"Jesus Christ" is released as a single onto the airwaves. I heard the song, and was completely shocked to realize that it was Brand New, and that it was off the album that I had so callously forgotten about. This inspired me to listen to DaG a few more times, appreciating it a little more each time. At this point in time, I like the album enough to go out and buy it, but I still do not really "get it" like I will as few years down the road.


September 30, 2007.

I start dating my girlfriend, Kristin. She is my first "real" girlfriend, my first true kiss, and my first (and only) true love. We met at the library that we both worked at, and we had a lot in common. Perhaps the most noticeable thing is our similar interests in music, and while she is not really a Brand New fan, its definitely important to note her in this timeline. Her birthday is April 18. One of her favorite bands is Yellowcard. I am moderately interested in them. As fate would have it, Brand New is playing a headlining show at a college about 40 minutes away. Who is opening? Yellowcard? What day is this show?


April 18, 2008.

I buy tickets for us to see the Brand New / Yellowcard show on her birthday. A few of her friends come with us. We arrive at the venue, and I am excited because I have found out that Yellowcard will be playing an all acoustic set, and that Brand New will get a little extra time during their set. I am a sucker for anything acoustic, so I thoroughly enjoy the show that Yellowcard puts on, and the excitement builds as BN is about to hit the stage. The lights go out, it gets quiet. The curtains open to reveal two drum sets, each kit has a person at it. They begin to play "Welcome to Bangkok" while the tape loops play over and over, "Space cadet, pull out.  Space cadet, pull out.  Space cadet.. pull out." The rest of the band walks on the stage and one of the best concert experience of my life begins.

Welcome to Bangkok
Luca
Sowing Season
Sic Transit Gloria... Glory Fades
Jaws Theme Swimming
Millstone
The Archers Bows Have Broken
Soco Amaretto Lime (Jesse solo)
Moshi Moshi (Jesse solo)
Play Crack the Sky
Handcuffs
Okay I Believe You, But My Tommy Gun Don't
The Shower Scene
The No Seatbelt Song
Jesus Christ
Degausser
You Won't Know

Out of my entire group of friends that were present, I am the only one still standing in the crowd by the time Handcuffs is on. They were all too tired to stand there and everyone left the auditorium and were waiting in the lobby for the show to end. In short, it was the best show I had seen since my very first concert ever (Peter Gabriel in 2006) and the best show I was at until seeing Porcupine Tree in 2010 at Radio City. I leave the venue with a new appreciation for Brand New, live shows, and music in general.

By this time I am getting more and more into DaG, but its still not anything mindblowingly spectacular to me. However, it does not last.

As with everything in my life, nothing is 100% consistant, and as I grow older, I get into bands like Dream Theater and by extention, older prog. Yes. Genesis. etc. Before long, Brand New, and DaG is a distant memory for me.


March 17, 2010.

Probably one of the worst days of my life. Me and Kristin break up as result of a lot of different issues that had been building up and it all comes to a head on this day. She leaves my room after we split up and I am left completely unable to do anything with myself. In the aftermath of this event (whether it was days or weeks after our breakup I can't recall, but it was soon after) I happen upon my DaG CD. I don't know what compells me to, but I put it on. I listen to it all the way through, and in that moment I feel like I am aware of everything that has happened in my life until that moment. Every emotion I have ever felt suddenly makes sense. The lyrics feel like they are being written to me, with all my twisted, pent up feelings inside. I cry probably more than I ever have in my life as Handcuffs ends and the last lines of the album repeat a few times.

"It’s hard to be the better man when you forget you’re trying. It’s hard to be the better man when you’re still lying."

If there was ever a time I knew that an album had truly "clicked", it was right here in this moment.


I still can't really pinpoint exactly why The Devil and God are Raging Inside Me connects with me the most. It could be the overwhelming emotional lyrics that are present in every single song. Being from the same area as the band, I can relate to a lot of the things that Jesse writes about (be it the high drunk driving accident rates we have, the typical Long Island "scene" of people that just make his music seem so familiar to me, or what have you). Perhaps its the musicality of this album that is so subtle, but so blatantly apparant throughout. Whether it be the soft, entrancing feel of Jesus, or the brooding and angry feeling of "You Won't Know", or the more upbeat, angsty feel of Archers, there is not a single moment on this album that feels at all foreign to me. The body, mind and soul of this record is something that has become a permanent part of my own essence, and for all I know, I wouldn't even be  alive today if it weren't for this record.

Like all music with me, I go through phases. There are times, spans of months even, where I might not listen to this album. There are memories that I have that are so ingrained into my psyche, however, and failure to revist them and confront them results in a darkness that eats away at me like nothing else. This melancholia, sadness, despair that lives deep within me is typically only satisfied by this album.

I have no idea how I am going to come to and end with this write up. I guess the only thing I can say is that, deep down, I know that this album will always be with me. All other bands can come and go, and in ten years, I might be into a completely different genre of music and not even care about rock music. But DaG will always be there. It will always be that 50 minutes of brutal honesty that allows me to see clearly through all the other bull shit in life. It will always be there.

I can never lose it.

I really liked that write up. :) Best top 50 list by far!  :heart
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Post by: zxlkho on September 12, 2011, 09:38:07 PM
https://www.sputnikmusic.com/review/45538/Brand-New-The-Devil-and-God-Are-Raging-Inside-Me/

Zack submitted the writeup on sputnik
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Post by: Gorille85 on September 12, 2011, 11:07:08 PM
Great list overall! I wish Quad wasn't banned...
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Post by: The King in Crimson on September 12, 2011, 11:20:10 PM
Shit list.

Where's the Dragonforce fer fuck's sake?







:neverusethis:
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Post by: zxlkho on September 12, 2011, 11:25:52 PM
Great list overall! I wish Quad wasn't banned...
He's with us in spirit.
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Post by: Jirpo on September 13, 2011, 12:57:10 AM
Nice post! You've inspired me to try out the album! :)
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Post by: ReaperKK on September 13, 2011, 06:45:37 AM
Nice write-up, I still need to check out this this album.
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Post by: Arch Benemy on September 13, 2011, 03:03:56 PM
Wow, that was a great write-up. I remember when Sic Transit Gloria was released and that I enjoyed it, but was never inclined to get into the band. Well now I am inclined. I doubt I'll ever be able to enjoy the album to that level though, although everybody has an album or two which just seem to reach inside of them and speak to them on a level that few can appreciate.
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Post by: ariich on September 13, 2011, 03:09:56 PM
Fantastic write-ups for the top 2, Zack!

Deadwing is a wonderful album, and thoroughly deserving of such a high spot.

I still haven't listened to any Brand New, but I think I really have to check out that album now. IT BETTER BE GOOD.
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Post by: zxlkho on September 13, 2011, 03:20:40 PM
Fantastic write-ups for the top 2, Zack!

Deadwing is a wonderful album, and thoroughly deserving of such a high spot.

I still haven't listened to any Brand New, but I think I really have to check out that album now. IT BETTER BE GOOD.

Good would be a massive understatement for that album.
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Post by: ZBomber on September 13, 2011, 03:36:32 PM
Yeah, Devil and God is pretty much a sex out of 10 album.
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Post by: MetalManiac666 on September 13, 2011, 05:42:02 PM
Fantastic list.
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Post by: Jirpo on September 14, 2011, 01:11:15 AM
I saw it at the store once but it was $30 so I got something else :p
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Post by: glaurung on September 14, 2011, 08:44:45 AM
This is probably going to be one of the most personal things I've written, so please bear with me as I go through this. It's kind of cliched, but it's the only way I know how to do this.



(https://4.bp.blogspot.com/_D6OGIoWI_UE/TCeWQ_SXEqI/AAAAAAAAAFQ/owubZ7471dk/s1600/brandnewthedevilandgodareraginginsi.jpg)





Brand New - The Devil and God are Raging Inside Me



October 6, 2003.

The single "The Quiet Things That No One Ever Knows" is released. It was pretty much an instant smash hit, receiving massive air time. My first exposure to BN was seeing the music video for the song on FUSE (a station that actually played music videos, unlike MTV, although it's since become another incarnation of MTV). I remember liking the song, but not really being all that impressed (although I did grow to really like the song later on)


February 2, 2004.

Brand New releases the video for "Sic Transit Gloria...Glory Fades". It was only a few months prior to this that I had just started learning the Bass Guitar. For those of you that know the song, it has an insanely groovy, simple, catchy bassline. I first heard the song and was utterly floored. I learned the bassline and spent countless hours in my room playing along to this song. I eventually went out and picked up the album (I'm on my second or third copy of Deja at this point) and I became slightly more than casual, but not crazy Brand New fan.


November 20, 2006.

The Devil and God are Raging Inside Me is released in the United States. At this point, I was not an avid music collecter yet, and I wasn't really staying on top of things, so the album released under my radar. A few weeks into release, my best friend from high school's girlfriend at the time is sitting with us at lunch and is absolutely raving about Devil and God (henceforth shortened to DaG). Completely remembering songs like Sic Transit and TBWBHOS, I am immediately intrigued and I went home and pirated DaG. I listened to it, probably not even all the way through, and probably not even paying close attention. I remember liking it, but not really thinking anything of it.


April 30, 2007.

"Jesus Christ" is released as a single onto the airwaves. I heard the song, and was completely shocked to realize that it was Brand New, and that it was off the album that I had so callously forgotten about. This inspired me to listen to DaG a few more times, appreciating it a little more each time. At this point in time, I like the album enough to go out and buy it, but I still do not really "get it" like I will as few years down the road.


September 30, 2007.

I start dating my girlfriend, Kristin. She is my first "real" girlfriend, my first true kiss, and my first (and only) true love. We met at the library that we both worked at, and we had a lot in common. Perhaps the most noticeable thing is our similar interests in music, and while she is not really a Brand New fan, its definitely important to note her in this timeline. Her birthday is April 18. One of her favorite bands is Yellowcard. I am moderately interested in them. As fate would have it, Brand New is playing a headlining show at a college about 40 minutes away. Who is opening? Yellowcard? What day is this show?


April 18, 2008.

I buy tickets for us to see the Brand New / Yellowcard show on her birthday. A few of her friends come with us. We arrive at the venue, and I am excited because I have found out that Yellowcard will be playing an all acoustic set, and that Brand New will get a little extra time during their set. I am a sucker for anything acoustic, so I thoroughly enjoy the show that Yellowcard puts on, and the excitement builds as BN is about to hit the stage. The lights go out, it gets quiet. The curtains open to reveal two drum sets, each kit has a person at it. They begin to play "Welcome to Bangkok" while the tape loops play over and over, "Space cadet, pull out.  Space cadet, pull out.  Space cadet.. pull out." The rest of the band walks on the stage and one of the best concert experience of my life begins.

Welcome to Bangkok
Luca
Sowing Season
Sic Transit Gloria... Glory Fades
Jaws Theme Swimming
Millstone
The Archers Bows Have Broken
Soco Amaretto Lime (Jesse solo)
Moshi Moshi (Jesse solo)
Play Crack the Sky
Handcuffs
Okay I Believe You, But My Tommy Gun Don't
The Shower Scene
The No Seatbelt Song
Jesus Christ
Degausser
You Won't Know

Out of my entire group of friends that were present, I am the only one still standing in the crowd by the time Handcuffs is on. They were all too tired to stand there and everyone left the auditorium and were waiting in the lobby for the show to end. In short, it was the best show I had seen since my very first concert ever (Peter Gabriel in 2006) and the best show I was at until seeing Porcupine Tree in 2010 at Radio City. I leave the venue with a new appreciation for Brand New, live shows, and music in general.

By this time I am getting more and more into DaG, but its still not anything mindblowingly spectacular to me. However, it does not last.

As with everything in my life, nothing is 100% consistant, and as I grow older, I get into bands like Dream Theater and by extention, older prog. Yes. Genesis. etc. Before long, Brand New, and DaG is a distant memory for me.


March 17, 2010.

Probably one of the worst days of my life. Me and Kristin break up as result of a lot of different issues that had been building up and it all comes to a head on this day. She leaves my room after we split up and I am left completely unable to do anything with myself. In the aftermath of this event (whether it was days or weeks after our breakup I can't recall, but it was soon after) I happen upon my DaG CD. I don't know what compells me to, but I put it on. I listen to it all the way through, and in that moment I feel like I am aware of everything that has happened in my life until that moment. Every emotion I have ever felt suddenly makes sense. The lyrics feel like they are being written to me, with all my twisted, pent up feelings inside. I cry probably more than I ever have in my life as Handcuffs ends and the last lines of the album repeat a few times.

"It’s hard to be the better man when you forget you’re trying. It’s hard to be the better man when you’re still lying."

If there was ever a time I knew that an album had truly "clicked", it was right here in this moment.


I still can't really pinpoint exactly why The Devil and God are Raging Inside Me connects with me the most. It could be the overwhelming emotional lyrics that are present in every single song. Being from the same area as the band, I can relate to a lot of the things that Jesse writes about (be it the high drunk driving accident rates we have, the typical Long Island "scene" of people that just make his music seem so familiar to me, or what have you). Perhaps its the musicality of this album that is so subtle, but so blatantly apparant throughout. Whether it be the soft, entrancing feel of Jesus, or the brooding and angry feeling of "You Won't Know", or the more upbeat, angsty feel of Archers, there is not a single moment on this album that feels at all foreign to me. The body, mind and soul of this record is something that has become a permanent part of my own essence, and for all I know, I wouldn't even be  alive today if it weren't for this record.

Like all music with me, I go through phases. There are times, spans of months even, where I might not listen to this album. There are memories that I have that are so ingrained into my psyche, however, and failure to revist them and confront them results in a darkness that eats away at me like nothing else. This melancholia, sadness, despair that lives deep within me is typically only satisfied by this album.

I have no idea how I am going to come to and end with this write up. I guess the only thing I can say is that, deep down, I know that this album will always be with me. All other bands can come and go, and in ten years, I might be into a completely different genre of music and not even care about rock music. But DaG will always be there. It will always be that 50 minutes of brutal honesty that allows me to see clearly through all the other bull shit in life. It will always be there.

I can never lose it.

tl;dr


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Title: Re: Finishing Quadrochosis' top 50 v. now in the top 10 :o
Post by: jsem on September 14, 2011, 11:24:30 AM
Why was Quad banned anyway?

Now I need to check out that album, ever since seeing that album cover I've been intrigued and intimidated by it.