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    The Music Project

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by ValianceInEnd, Jun 21, 2009.

    Here's a little something I've been wanting to try for a while. Below post the one album that you think is absolutely essential in any audiophile's library. It can be any genre, a single, an EP, a collection, there are no rules. Next to the album write the name of the band. Let's see if we can gather up a great big list featuring all types of wonderful music to refer to when we need something new. I'll start.

    M.I.A. - The Germs
     
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    Ys - Joanna Newsom (its album - artist, right? MIA is both and I got confused XD )
     
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    The Planets - Gustav Holst Because classical is the only type of music I can write to.
     
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    Scenes From A Memory - Dream Theater
     
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    Funhouse - Pink
    Fearless - Taylor Swift
     
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    If we're including classical, then Tristan Und Isolde by Wagner.

    Blackwater Park, Opeth.
     
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    For the Indie scene!


    About-Face - The Working Title

    (added): TWT is very good at pairing heart-breaking songs with powerful choruses and soft-spoken verses, with the occasional song that strays from the usual. All the members have split up, save Joel Hamilton, who is now holding the band name.
     
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    D'awwww, I was gonna say that one!

    So instead, I'll choose...
    California - Mr Bungle

    Mike Patton contributed more to this album than any other Mr Bungle album in terms of composing and songwriting, which happens to be the final production from Mr Bungle. Also, this is the most 'normal' sounding album from Mr Bungle.

    And, as we all should know, anything with Mike Patton's name on it is musical gold.
     
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    I'd put up Octavarium or Images and Words instead of Scenes from a Memory; never liked that album much.

    Dead Can Dance - Serpent's Egg

    Fantastically atmospheric, beautiful and transcendent.
     
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    Well, I guess if I have to restrict myself to just one... >_> I'll go for one of the best-ever Aussie releases to never get noticed, which also happens to be one of my most played albums of all time :-D:

    Elk by Inga Liljeström

    Comparisons to Portishead, Goldfrapp, Björk and Lamb are common, but she's really in a class of her own.
     
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    Well, if I have to select one of my albums then I guess it must be:

    In Silico - Pendulum

    Contains some of the most exhilirating music I've ever heard, and Propane Nightmares is required listening material for anyone who likes me. ;)
     
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    Led Zeppelin IV - Led Zeppelin

    Actually, any of their albums is a must for any fan of rock. This one has the most hits on it, though.
     
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    Origin Of Symmetry - Muse

    The classical aspects of this album are divine, and the rock aspects are unique and untouched. A perfect album, rarely can I say that.
     
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    Tommy - The Who
     
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    No, I refuse! I can't stand Led Zep (or Pink Floyd, if you were wondering), yet I'm still a fan of rock. :cool:

    Super Colossal - Joe Satriani

    I have contributed an instrumental album. A very good instrumental album. :rolleyes:
     
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    Texas Flood - Stevie Ray Vaughn & Double Trouble Arguably the greatest guitarist of all time. If you have any interest in blues(or rock for that matter) you need to hear this album.
     
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    The Human Equation- Ayreon

    My favourite album. An interesting mix of styles combined with an exciting list of performers.

    Also, because Scenes from a Memory is taken, I'll add my favourite live album- Live at Budokan by Dream Theater. Worth it for Stream of Consciousness and Hollow Years alone.
     
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    Alright! This is just what I was hoping for. We certainly are getting many responses in a multitude of genres. :-D
     
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    Time To Pretend - by MGMT


    (added): MGMT is two kids who mix Indie and Electronic genres very well in their songs, which have psychedelic, tap-your-foot qualities.
     
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    For the metalheads:

    Jag Panzer - Ample Destruction

    Powerful, thunderous might from the heavens in the form of a metallic disc. With powerful, slamming riffs, a vocal performance worthy of Thor and screaming solos, this is 80s metal at its finest.

    And thumbs up to Satriani and Vaughan. :cool:
     
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    Noble Beast - Andrew Bird
    Are you Experienced? - Jimi Hendrix
     
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    Ohhhh yeah. I'm diggin' on that. :D
     
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    Clarity by Jimmy Eat World

    I associate this album with a very important part of my life, so it means a lot to me. It reminds me of people and experiences that molded me into the person I am today. But in addition to that, the album is phenomenally beautiful and poetic. More mature than their first album, but not yet touched by the more pop-oriented influences of their later albums.

    Angel Dust by Faith No More

    Considered by many fans to be the band's magnum opus, Angel Dust really showcases Faith No More's talent and versatility. Now's a good time to get into them, too, because they just reunited after ten years of being apart.

    Pinkerton by Weezer

    For years, I kept hearing from die-hard Weezer fans that Pinkerton was the best Weezer album. But I never picked it up until recently. I have to say, I agree. There's nothing to dislike about this album. It's catchy and based on the opera Madame Butterfly.
     
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    I heart Andrew Bird!!! Especially Noble Beast...
     
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    I love cake, but hate sugar. ;)

    Waiting for the Sun - The Doors
     
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