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Fruitonica
October 8th, 2008, 07:38 AM
So yeah, I'm sure the SFF World community has brilliant taste and these threads are always fun. Post away, but try and give a small blurb or reason for you valuing the album so highly and discuss other people's choices, otherwise the thread devolves into an enormous list.


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Electric Ladyland

I wasn't sure which Hendrix album to top the list, because I first experienced his greatest hits record and my itunes playlist was a bunch of songs ripped from all over the place, so it is hard to think of his albums individually. I ended up settling on this because of the unbeatable ending combo of All Along the Watchtower and Voodoo Child, the best cover song followed by the greatest guitar riff ever conceived.
It does have a couple of faults, in particular Voodoo Chile rips the early pacing to shreds and some of the softer songs are a little weak. But overall still a masterpiece.


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Madvillainy by Madvillain

The MF Doom and Madlib duo delivers the pinnacle of quirky, intelligent hip hop. Doom's slightly slurred flow couples so well with Madlib's softer beats and sample heavy production. The swirling accordion on the opening track is just blissful, and additionally Doom has a great sense of dry wit.
It's rare that an album can be so sonically explorative and eclectic but still have such a strong sense of stylistic unity.

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Return to Cookie Mountain by TV on the Radio

Just an excellent band, I love their sound. Densely produced with an emphasis on distorted guitars and eccentric beats, very original in their arrangements and the chant-esque vocal style tops it all off. Wolf Like Me is one of the most instantly catchy tracks to will ever hear. I can honestly say there isn't a weak track on the entire album, and I'm glad that these guys are growing in popularity, I can't conceive of a better major label debut.

Monty Mike
October 8th, 2008, 08:34 AM
Good thread, but a tough one! So hard to choose only three albums... :eek:

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OdysseyNumberFive by Powderfinger

Only discovered this Australian band earlier this year, but they've undoubtedly become one of my favourites. One of the tracks on this album, These Days (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lZDod4DdOY), was played at Heath Ledger's funeral. Like with all my favourite music, it's hard to explain in words why I love it so much, because it takes you to a place where words can't go. :)

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Happiness Is Not a Fish That You Catch by Our Lady Peace

These guys are probably my all-time favourite band. Been listening to them for years and years. I think their songs just make so much sense. Was incredibly hard for me to choose just one of their albums, because I love them all, but I finally settled on this one (not that it's necessarily better than the others). Check out Is Anybody Home? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8HcIu1z2OE) to get a taste of what they're like.

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Dizzy Up the Girl by Goo Goo Dolls

Have always loved the Goo Goo Dolls and this is the album that got me into them. Full of catchy but meaningful songs. And it also includes on of their most famous tracks of all time: Iris (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsK90GWBVLY). But then who doesn't that song, right? :)

fluffy bunny
October 8th, 2008, 09:34 AM
Only 3? Tricky one as I listen to albums rather than singles and my collection's full of bizarre odds and sods. Monty - curse you for reminding me of that song. It still hasn't displaced the smurfs as the tune that annoyingly pops to the front of my head when there's no music to be heard :p

I guess it really depends on mood but anyway let's give it a stab:

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Either Suede or Dog Man Star by Suede (well the first one's more introspective).
As stated (a bit more eloquently than here) in DBC Pierre's Vernon 'God' Little, you form ascociations between certain songs and what's going on around you at the time. I was stuck in remote Scotland during a lovely warm summer with a music shop not too far down the road. Suede, Smiths, Stone Roses, the Delgados will be forever asscociated with the Edinburgh countryside and reading tales of Elric. As for the album itself - well it reminds me of a melancholgy update of the good Bowie albums (Man Who Fell to Earth, Hunky Dory, Ziggy Stardust).

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Pearl Jam - Live Seattle, Washington November 6 2000
(well it's a semi-bootleg)
Here's a band who sit with people like Zeppelin and Metallica in sounding even better live compared to their studio albums. This one's got them pretty much at their best IMHO. Afraid I can't give you a youtube link but their interaction with the audience on tracks like 'daughter' is great. If any band can evoke the emotion of a long drawn out summer on the road, it's this one.

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Bob Dylan - Bootleg Series Vols 1-3
Well he may not the best vocalist but you've just got to glance at the number of people who've covered his songs to get an idea of Dylan as a songwriter with a number of his lyrics being poetry to many. This album's got a lot of curiousities from the early years. It's the mistakes and the eccentrities that help to make songs memorable - Dylan at his rawest and most imaginative IMHO. Just skip disc 3.

Fruitonica
October 8th, 2008, 09:54 AM
Feel free to list more if you want, 3 is very limiting.




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OdysseyNumberFive by Powderfinger

Only discovered this Australian band earlier this year, but they've undoubtedly become one of my favourites. One of the tracks on this album, These Days (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lZDod4DdOY), was played at Heath Ledger's funeral. Like with all my favourite music, it's hard to explain in words why I love it so much, because it takes you to a place where words can't go. :)


Powderfinger hold a special place in my heart, I think Vulture Street was the first album I ever bought. But I've become a little disillusioned with them over time. I basically see them now as solid but unspectacular pub rock. I would have really liked to go to the silver chair/powderfinger tour though, a couple of my mates went and it sounded like a blast.

Wulfa_Jones
October 8th, 2008, 12:09 PM
A very hard question... music is very mood dependant...

However... this is my attempt for the moment (for some reason, my images aren't showing...):

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Johnny Thunders - So Alone
I quite like the whole 70s New York punk scene, but this is a quality album. Such a variety of sounds and influences… it is not what you’d expect at all. Also has the song “You Can't Put Your Arm Around a Memory” which shows how great a song writer Thunders was.

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Ryan Adams - Heartbreaker
I became a fan of Ryan Adams when his song “New York” came out in 2001, so I went back and started to buy up is past catalogue. This was his first solo album after being the lead in Alt-Country band Whiskey Town. It is a very country sounding album, much more so the Gold (from which “New York” came). Some great heart-retching songs that deserve to be listened to post a break up with a good bottle of bourbon!

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The Stone Roses - The Stones Roses
While am not as crazy about this album as I once was, it was the band and the album that got me into music. I'm not old enough to remember it being released the first time, but got into the band during the great mid 90s indie/brit pop days so always reminds me of summer festivals and backpacking.

Monty Mike
October 8th, 2008, 01:05 PM
Powderfinger hold a special place in my heart, I think Vulture Street was the first album I ever bought. But I've become a little disillusioned with them over time. I basically see them now as solid but unspectacular pub rock. I would have really liked to go to the silver chair/powderfinger tour though, a couple of my mates went and it sounded like a blast.
Actually, I haven't even heard Vulture Street yet, all I know is that it's one of their older ones. Will definitely get hold of it at some point.

Have you heard their latest album Dream Days at the Hotel Existence? Some of the songs on there are gorgeous (Wishing On The Same Moon, Who Really Knows, Nobody Sees). At least in my opinion. :)

gollumbells
October 8th, 2008, 06:35 PM
My music taste is a little different.

My faveourite music album is this

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Music from Dynasty warriors 4. Good music which i really enjoy.

Then I would say Feeder the singles

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Nice variation of tunes on there. Some fast and a few slow. Just seems to flow good.

Last of my top 3 would be The very best of meatloaf.

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A very good variation on there. Good lyrics as well.

Colonel Worf
October 9th, 2008, 02:04 PM
Yes - Fragile - 1971
Steve Miller Band - Greatest Hits 1974-1978 - 1978
Crosby Stills & Nash - Crosby Stills & Nash - 1969

roberth
October 9th, 2008, 08:12 PM
Ecliptica - Sonata Arctica

Whilst none of the songs are my favourites from the finnsih power metalers, i give the album credit for ebing the album that introduced them to me, and for having 11 songs, none of which are bad, and with a multitude of styles

Red Hot Chili Peppers - By the Way
Whilst most people prefered there funk stylings, although i loved that time BTW was an amazing venture into something different which worked perectly for me

Stone Sour - Stone Sour
I dont get why everyone says come what(ever) may is better...Stone Sour is an absolutley amazing album, a perfect mix of Slipknots vocals, but with the softer vocals and different instruments which work well with Corey

Fruitonica
October 10th, 2008, 03:44 AM
RHCP are a great band, with one of the most impressive discographies of any band out there still playing. Interesting choice, I find that most people prefer Californication out of their more melodic albums. I do prefer their more funk orientated stuff with Blood Sugar Sex Magic a fave.



Last of my top 3 would be The very best of meatloaf.

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A very good variation on there. Good lyrics as well.

God, what a cover haha. But yeah, once you get past the image Meatloaf is actually better than he often gets credit for.