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Ravenheart

The Resistance is a good album.

Sigz


Gadough

From what I've heard of it, The Resistance seems pretty solid.

skydivingninja

Quote from: Ravenheart on May 27, 2011, 11:13:14 AM
The Resistance is a good album.

No its not.

Quote from: Gadough on May 27, 2011, 01:35:10 PM
From what I've heard of it, The Resistance seems pretty solid.

If you've only heard the first three tracks and Exogenesis I can understand how you'd get that impression.  Other than that, the album ranges from bad to mediocre.

zxlkho

The Resistance is by Muse, therefore it's a good album.

ariich

Quote from: skydivingninja on May 27, 2011, 01:49:32 PM
If you've only heard the first three tracks and Exogenesis I can understand how you'd get that impression.  Other than that, the album ranges from bad to mediocre.
Fail. The only bad song is Guiding Light. Everything else is excellent.

ANYWAY UPDATE AS PROMISED.


14. King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King [1969]
This is one of the most important albums in the history of progressive rock, and can be seen as one of the albums (among others) that really started it off. It was innovative and new and, frankly, so far ahead of its time. But while that's all well and good, it would be meaningless to me as someone who wasn't born until the 80s if the music didn't hold up well now, but thankfully it really really does! Moonchild is the only song that isn't incredible, and even that is good, it's real flaw being that it goes on a bit too long. But the other 4 songs are simply amazing – great melodies, fantastic infusion of jazzy styles at times, and all round interesting and engaging experimentation. I can't even imagine how many bands and artists will have been inspired by this album, but I know it'll be a hell of a lot.

13. Tower of Power – Soul Vaccination: Live [1999]
So, I will admit that it is slightly unusual that the only funk/soul album in my top 50, and indeed the only live album, is quite so high up. But it is here because it is just the most enjoyable album I have ever heard. The band has released plenty of top-notch studio albums, but none of them really strike me as being what I would call amazing. They're really fun and groovy, but they don't really grab me. Whereas this live recording is outright brilliance – the songs have so much more energy and the band are phenomenally tight. And to cap it off, the setlist they played was brilliant, most of their best songs and no boring ones. It is the quintessential funk/soul album, and it gets me wanting to dance every time I listen to it!

12. Dream Theater – Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence [2002]
Here it is then, my favourite DT album. As much as I love Images & Words for its atmosphere, this is and probably will always be the album that has everything I love about DT. The heavy songs are pretty damn heavy, the slow stuff is crushingly depressing, there's a good but still accessible level of experimentation, and there's still a bit of that classic DT self-indulgence that I love thrown in for good measure, particularly in the title track. It's probably a controversial point, but I also find it to be one of DT's strongest albums lyrically (second only to Awake, mainly because of "I'm just a poor girl, afraid of this cruel world" :|). There is just so much I love in this album, and the first disc is pretty much perfection. The title track is maybe slightly bloated, but it's still an excellent song and really makes the album complete. I got into DT when this album first came out, and although it wasn't actually my favourite at the time, it found that spot quickly and will forever be my DT album.

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Ravenheart


skydivingninja

Quote from: zxlkho on May 27, 2011, 01:51:24 PM
The Resistance is by Muse, therefore it's a good album.
Doesn't work like that.  It was the most disappointing thing I've ever heard from a band coming off of three spectacular albums (okay, dredg might beat it this year)
Quote from: Ravenheart on May 27, 2011, 01:57:09 PM
Quote from: skydivingninja on May 27, 2011, 01:49:32 PM
Quote from: Ravenheart on May 27, 2011, 11:13:14 AM
The Resistance is a good album.

No its not.
Well, golly, I'm swayed.
Glad to know you can see reason.  :)

All good entries Ariich.  ITCOTCK for me is brought down a bit by Moonchild, but otherwise its an excellent album.

Ravenheart

It's by no means their best, but it has some really solid songs on it. I always enjoy listening to it.

I've only listened to the new Dredg once, but my first impression is that it was okay.

Ħ

<3 SDOIT

And I love Goodnight Kiss's lyrics!  Especially the part you quoted.

In fact, Goodnight Kiss could be the greatest thing DT's ever done.

Gadough

Goodnight Kiss is probably my favorite section of the song...either that or Solitary Shell.

ariich

Quote from: Ħ on May 27, 2011, 02:06:09 PM
And I love Goodnight Kiss's lyrics!  Especially the part you quoted.
I like the rest of the lyrics in GK, but I do find that line a little cringey. :lol

Zander, stop talking about Muse and Dredg and focus on the latest update dammit! :P

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sonatafanica

Quote from: ariich on May 27, 2011, 02:09:39 PM
Quote from: Ħ on May 27, 2011, 02:06:09 PM
And I love Goodnight Kiss's lyrics!  Especially the part you quoted.
I like the rest of the lyrics in GK, but I do find that line a little cringey. :lol


yeah, why couldn't the postpartum depression song be about a guy

Ravenheart

Quote from: ariich on May 27, 2011, 02:09:39 PM

Zander, stop talking about Muse and Dredg and focus on the latest update dammit! :P

OKAY GOSH JEEZ UGH

6DOIT is probably the last solid DT album, at least in my book. Some really lovely songs on it. Disappear is awful purty.

King Postwhore

Soul Vacination
All across the nation people been catchin' honkypox!!!!

Also 6 Degrees is a masterpiece in my book.
"I don't like country music, but I don't mean to denigrate those who do. And for the people who like country music, denigrate means 'put down'." - Bon Newhart.

ariich

Quote from: sonatafanica on May 27, 2011, 02:11:36 PM
Quote from: ariich on May 27, 2011, 02:09:39 PM
Quote from: Ħ on May 27, 2011, 02:06:09 PM
And I love Goodnight Kiss's lyrics!  Especially the part you quoted.
I like the rest of the lyrics in GK, but I do find that line a little cringey. :lol


yeah, why couldn't the postpartum depression song be about a guy
Oh I have no problem with the idea, just the execution. The only DT line I can think of that is worse is "I've got a son, I've got a wife".

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Gadough

Rich, you're mental. If the detail about his family's existence were left out, it would break the song.

BREAK IT.

ariich

Quote from: kingshmegland on May 27, 2011, 02:13:12 PM
Soul Vacination
All across the nation people been catchin' honkypox!!!!
:D

I'm listening to it right now, and grinning like a loony.

Quote from: Gadough on May 27, 2011, 02:15:45 PM
Rich, you're mental. If the detail about his family's existence were left out, it would break the song.

BREAK IT.
:lol

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Xanthul

Quote from: ariich on May 27, 2011, 02:14:08 PM
Oh I have no problem with the idea, just the execution. The only DT line I can think of that is worse is "I've got a son, I've got a wife".


Ravenheart


Gadough


skydivingninja

Quote from: ariich on May 27, 2011, 02:14:08 PM
Oh I have no problem with the idea, just the execution. The only DT line I can think of that is worse is "I've got a son, I've got a wife".

SUCKING ON HIS PIPE

ALL THE FINEST WINES IMPROVE WITH AGE

DON'T CROSS THE CROOKED STEP

A DAILY DOSE OF EMPTY VEE

*YOU NOT ME LYRICS*

*PROPHETS OF WAR LYRICS*

C'mon man.  ;)

Ravenheart

Quote from: skydivingninja on May 27, 2011, 02:34:14 PM
Quote from: ariich on May 27, 2011, 02:14:08 PM
Oh I have no problem with the idea, just the execution. The only DT line I can think of that is worse is "I've got a son, I've got a wife".

SUCKING ON HIS PIPE

ALL THE FINEST WINES IMPROVE WITH AGE

DON'T CROSS THE CROOKED STEP

A DAILY DOSE OF EMPTY VEE
Those lines are beautiful.




You shut your whore mouth.


SHUT IT.

ariich

Quote from: skydivingninja on May 27, 2011, 02:34:14 PM
SUCKING ON HIS PIPE
ALL THE FINEST WINES IMPROVE WITH AGE
I have no problem with the TCOT lyrics. They're silly and whimsical, but that's the whole point of the song.

QuoteDON'T CROSS THE CROOKED STEP

A DAILY DOSE OF EMPTY VEE
Never had a problem with these ones either, no idea what the big deal is.

Quote*YOU NOT ME LYRICS*
Ok they're not great, but they're not cringey either. They're just not very good.

Quote*PROPHETS OF WAR LYRICS*
...okay you got me there. :lol

"Debate this fight, its just cause".

Ugh.

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skydivingninja

Quote from: Ravenheart on May 27, 2011, 02:36:04 PM
Quote from: skydivingninja on May 27, 2011, 02:34:14 PM
Quote from: ariich on May 27, 2011, 02:14:08 PM
Oh I have no problem with the idea, just the execution. The only DT line I can think of that is worse is "I've got a son, I've got a wife".

SUCKING ON HIS PIPE

ALL THE FINEST WINES IMPROVE WITH AGE

DON'T CROSS THE CROOKED STEP

A DAILY DOSE OF EMPTY VEE
Those lines are beautiful.




You shut your whore mouth.


SHUT IT.

:(

Okay...

Ħ

Quote from: ariich on May 27, 2011, 02:38:31 PM
"Debate this fight, its just cause".
I thought it was "debate this f*****'s just cause"

Ravenheart

Quote from: skydivingninja on May 27, 2011, 02:41:54 PM
Quote from: Ravenheart on May 27, 2011, 02:36:04 PM
Quote from: skydivingninja on May 27, 2011, 02:34:14 PM
Quote from: ariich on May 27, 2011, 02:14:08 PM
Oh I have no problem with the idea, just the execution. The only DT line I can think of that is worse is "I've got a son, I've got a wife".

SUCKING ON HIS PIPE

ALL THE FINEST WINES IMPROVE WITH AGE

DON'T CROSS THE CROOKED STEP

A DAILY DOSE OF EMPTY VEE
Those lines are beautiful.




You shut your whore mouth.


SHUT IT.

:(

Okay...
:heart :heart :heart

ariich

BONUS UPDATE SO THAT ONLY MY TOP 10 IS LEFT


11. Thrice – Beggars [2009]
I did actually reconsider putting this album so high, as it was a roulette discovery and so I’ve only been listening to it for a few months now. But I just couldn’t justify putting it lower, because it is so completely brilliant. The range of ideas and styles it covers is very broad, and the band really show how versatile that are by writing amazing songs in all of them. While I love the ambition of the Alchemy Index, for me this album beats it because of how consistently great it is throughout. There’s still a bit of that post-rock influence but it’s more subtle here, and influences are melded together in each song to create something that actually sounds quite unique. This subtlety and the general conciseness of the song-writing is to me what is so wonderfully mature about Thrice’s music these days, while still keeping that energy and dynamic that the older stuff has. I am incredibly excited to see where they go next!


Also, I'll start taking bets on what people think will be in my top 10...

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Ravenheart


skydivingninja

Its pretty good, but I prefer Vheissu and TAI

Ravenheart

I can't wait to see Opheliac at number 1. I CAN'T WAIT.

Gadough

I can't wait to see what method of suicide Zander will employ when Emilie Autumn doesn't make the list. I can't wait!

Ravenheart

I can't wait for Drew to see what I have in store for him. I CAN'T WAIT.

ariich

Quote from: skydivingninja on May 27, 2011, 02:50:38 PM
Its pretty good, but I prefer Vheissu and TAI
I do love Vheissu as well, but it doesn't quite have the same coherence and maturity as the other two, in my opinion. :)

Quote from: Ravenheart on May 27, 2011, 02:52:37 PM
I can't wait to see Opheliac at number 1. I CAN'T WAIT.
I'd never heard anything of hers when I started this thread.

So yes, she's at number 1.

EDIT: Oh man, Drew's post made me spit biscuit all over my laptop. :lol

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Gadough

Quote from: Ravenheart on May 27, 2011, 02:54:59 PM
I can't wait for Drew to see what I have in store for him. I CAN'T WAIT.

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