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Re: Top 50 Albums, v. ariich
« Reply #245 on: May 27, 2011, 04:56:36 PM »
 :hefdaddy ITCOTCK
 :hefdaddy 6DOIT

I think both of those make my top 10.
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« Reply #246 on: May 27, 2011, 05:01:01 PM »
Beggars is SUCH a great album!! :tup

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« Reply #247 on: May 27, 2011, 05:56:33 PM »
The reprise of about to crash is my favourite, the riff and the start and the vocals just create such a happy atmosphere.

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« Reply #248 on: May 27, 2011, 06:11:03 PM »
SDOIT is awesome, well deserving of a high spot.

Sadly, most of my favorite albums have been listed already.  :(
Orion....that's the one with a bunch of power chords and boringly harsh vocals, isn't it?
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« Reply #249 on: May 27, 2011, 11:45:18 PM »
Hoping for some Transatlantic & Pink Floyd in the top 10 (and probably some more Opeth & PT)

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« Reply #250 on: May 30, 2011, 05:30:41 AM »
Oops, meant to update last night and kind of forgot a bit. Blame the hangover.

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10. Shpongle – Tales of the Inexpressible [2001]

Back to Shpongle! It might seem strange that I rate this higher than Nothing Lasts… considering it doesn’t have that cohesive flow, but for me it has a higher level of quality all the way throughout the whole album, with a few songs that are just psychedelic perfection. As I’ve said before, what amazes me about Shpongle is how seamlessly and brilliantly they incorporate acoustic instruments into their largely electronic music, and this album is the perfect showcase for it. It also has three of my all-time favourite electronic songs (Dorset Perception, My Head Feels Like A Frisbee and Around The World In A Tea Daze) and while the rest of the album is also great, it’s these three that really lift it up to a higher plane. Of course, I need to be in the right mood for psychedelic electronica, but when I am, there is simply nothing better than this album.

9. Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here [1975]

When it comes to old classic prog, for me Pink Floyd are the masters. I know they had a different sound to a lot of the classic prog bands, but that is part of why I love them – they wrote great music, very accessible and yet somewhat experimental and unique. They created plenty of great albums, and fans will debate which was best until the cows (like the one on the AHM cover) come home, but I personally consider this one to be their masterpiece. I think it perfectly showcases the different sides of the band – three short, excellent songs bookended by atmospheric proggy goodness, and lyrics ranging from cynical to melancholy and nostalgic that I find to be very relatable and emotional while still being intelligent and at times poetic.
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« Reply #251 on: May 30, 2011, 05:33:25 AM »
I love Shpongle but don't know that specific album so I'll check it out! :tup And WYWH is fantastic!

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« Reply #252 on: May 30, 2011, 06:02:52 AM »
skdghskldjf PF :heart
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« Reply #253 on: May 30, 2011, 06:34:42 AM »
Great to see the Floyd on your Top 10, it's not my favourite of theirs but still a classic :tup
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« Reply #254 on: May 30, 2011, 06:40:15 AM »
I love Shpongle and that specific album is fantastic! :tup And WYWH is fantastic!
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« Reply #255 on: May 30, 2011, 06:58:03 AM »
Shpongle is amazing!


I'm not an often listener of Pink Floyd but they are good as well.

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« Reply #256 on: May 30, 2011, 06:59:23 AM »
Whilst I don't agree with your Shpongle albums ranking, that's still a fine choice for a top 10 album. Wish You Were Here is awesome too.

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« Reply #257 on: May 30, 2011, 07:40:03 AM »
Fucking love WYWH  :tup

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« Reply #258 on: May 30, 2011, 07:47:29 AM »
Listening through the Shpongle album again;

Once Upon a Sea of Blissful Awareness is so beautiful that it's pretty much unfair to any other song that tries to be dreamy and ethereal

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« Reply #259 on: May 30, 2011, 07:55:20 AM »
WYWH is a superbly written and produced album.
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« Reply #260 on: May 30, 2011, 09:39:25 AM »
Anybody wanna post a comprehensive list so far. I'm too lazy to go looking.

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« Reply #261 on: May 30, 2011, 09:44:07 AM »
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« Reply #262 on: May 30, 2011, 09:57:38 AM »
Anybody wanna post a comprehensive list so far. I'm too lazy to go looking.
I'll re-post it at the end but for now you need to stop being so lazy! It's only a few pages.

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« Reply #263 on: May 30, 2011, 11:02:14 AM »
Animals > WYWH
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« Reply #264 on: May 30, 2011, 11:43:27 AM »
I'm not big on Pink Floyd at all, but I agree with Ryan.
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« Reply #265 on: May 30, 2011, 05:04:41 PM »
Animals > WYWH

The two best PF albums for sure!

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Re: Top 50 Albums, v. ariich
« Reply #266 on: May 30, 2011, 05:21:13 PM »
Animals > WYWH

This, although WYWH would still probably be in my top ten, so Rich hasn't completely screwed up yet!
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« Reply #267 on: May 30, 2011, 05:22:39 PM »
Rather than get your hopes up, I'll confirm that there is no more PF I'm afraid. :lol Although Animals is still bloody marvellous.

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« Reply #268 on: May 30, 2011, 05:24:11 PM »
Animals is definitely better than Wish You Were Here. Though I'm happy WYWH was ranked above Dark Side and The Wall.
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« Reply #269 on: May 30, 2011, 05:24:40 PM »
that means Animals isn't in your top 50.

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« Reply #270 on: May 30, 2011, 05:25:46 PM »
Quad, I know it seems wrong, but look at who the bloody hell we're dealing with here.
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« Reply #271 on: May 30, 2011, 05:26:43 PM »
:lol
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« Reply #272 on: May 30, 2011, 06:59:29 PM »
Arrich is correct, WYWH is indeed better than Animals.
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« Reply #273 on: May 30, 2011, 10:49:18 PM »
Quad, I know it seems wrong, but look at who the bloody hell we're dealing with here.

Fucking holy lol
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« Reply #274 on: May 31, 2011, 02:06:43 PM »
Quad, I know it seems wrong, but look at who the bloody hell we're dealing with here.

Fucking holy lol
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8. Opeth – Blackwater Park [2001]

THE SUN SETS FOREVER… I’m sure there’s very little that I can say about this album that most people won’t know already. I got into Opeth back when this album came out, by accident really as I was into some melodeath stuff and went to an Opeth gig because Arch Enemey were supporting (shut up I was a teenager!) and actually on stage they weren’t very interesting back then. But the brooding music intrigued me so I got this album and was just blown away. Yes it’s heavy and creepy and melodic and brutal and beautiful, but most of all it has this incredible, almost tangible, bleak atmosphere that completely washes over me every time I listen to the album. It’s the perfect album for a cold and bleak winter’s night. As much as I love Opeth’s newer output, I can’t see them ever topping this masterpiece.

7. The Flower Kings – Paradox Hotel [2006]

Another Flower Kings album! As I said at entry #32, for all the greatness in Stardust We Are, it’s just slightly held back by a handful of weak songs. Not so with Paradox Hotel – sure there are one or two less interesting tracks, but even those are still good, and the rest is just pure proggy bliss. This album was such a grower; when it first came out I liked it but wasn’t really wowed by it, which was possibly because there’s just so much to taken in. But it really is such a well-crafted work – it’s a long album with some long songs, but at no point does anything sound bloated. And so the more I listened the more I loved it. I fairly recently discovered that Roine wrote most of it on piano rather than guitar, which makes so much sense as it feels less guitar-led and has a richer feel harmonically than anything else they’ve done.

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« Reply #275 on: May 31, 2011, 02:09:04 PM »
THE SUN SETS FOREVER…

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« Reply #276 on: May 31, 2011, 02:10:27 PM »
Blackwater Park! One of my favorite albums ever!
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« Reply #277 on: May 31, 2011, 02:13:47 PM »
Having Paradox Hotel so high makes me incredibly happy.
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« Reply #278 on: May 31, 2011, 02:23:06 PM »
Paradox Hotel sent me on my way to liking TFK. :tup
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« Reply #279 on: May 31, 2011, 02:24:16 PM »
Having Paradox Hotel so high makes me incredibly happy.
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