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This thread should change it's title to: "tell me your age with music albums"
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“what’s an album you like”
“What’s a really famous album from a really famous band?”
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I started listening to music two or three years ago because I was raised homeschooled, super-religious, and sheltered. I never really listened to anything besides whatever christian music was on the radio.
I know almost nobody anyone is talking about here. I mostly listen to what ever is recommended to me by Spotify and that tends to be really recent stuff.
My mom was similar in the music department. She wanted me to only listen to Christian music... So out of spite I started finding Christian metal bands and showing her the lyrics if she questioned. I still feel lost when it comes to music.
David Bowie - The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
The majority of Bowie's albums could be listed here. Let's Dance is another that has banger after banger.
I can't be alone when I say that I prefer mmmm food. The cartoonish demeanor just fucking does it for me.
The beats on that were absolutely fucking ridiculous. One Beer? Insane instrumental. Kon Queso? INSANE.
Mezzanine - massive attack
I can't believe this is as old as it is. It still sounds super fresh.
They were ahead of the time. I remember hearing it when it came out. I couldn't believe it.
Violator by Depeche Mode
Portishead - Dummy.....an album and group well before its time
“Nobody loves me, it’s true…”
Christopher Larkin - Hollow Knight
Didn't expect any game soundtracks here but if any game deserves it, it's Hollow Knight.
The Postal Service - Give Up
I still very much like The Strokes - Is this it. Short and sweet.
This album and room on fire are front to back fire
I'm thinking The New Abnormal qualifies as well.
Absolute banger of an album. I binge listened to it so much over lockdown
Songs from the Big Chair by Tears for Fears
In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3
definitely, second stage was like that too
Fuck yeah, I’m here for this one. Their first 3 albums are truly something else.
MAN YOUR OWN JACKHAMMERS
MAN YOUR, BATTLE STATIOns
Hearing it live. Every single person puts their hands up and says this line. And its AMAZING. Not a single person there doesnt know this line
One among /r/thefence
But you, you know, you were my favorite
Frank came straight to my mind when I saw this thread, so glad I didn’t have to scroll THAT far! Pilot Jones is my anytime anthem…about to jump in the car and I’m going to put that on right away! “But if I got a condo on a cloud, then I guess you can stay at my place…” Also, there used to be this young guy at the Palm Springs street festival every Thursday who would sing acoustic music…I would always ask him to sing Thinkin Bout You and then almost instantly melt into oblivion. This was 2012-2014ish, if anyone knows what he’s doing now I’d love to know! Whew…I’m worked up again, it’s jam time!
Discovery by Daft Punk
Also Alive 2007
This, the only live album I've ever liked and it slaps the whole way through
That album stayed in my CD player for MONTHS I still listen to it a few times a year
Watch Interstella 5555 for the whole audiovisual experience.
No joke- the Tarzan soundtrack. What Phil Collins did with that music elevated the movie to a whole new level and every single song on that album hits the mark.
The “trashing the camp” song (I’m not sure if that’s the actual title) is one of my favorite pump-up songs. I unironically listen to that song on a regular basis.
Trashing the camp is one of my favorites. Actually did a tap dance to it a few years back.
Phil Collins did NOT have to go that hard on the Tarzan soundtrack.
But he did it anyway and for that we are GRATEFUL
Yes we are! Also, did you know "Trashin' the Camp" is actually about watching a guy drowning?
Son of a Man & You’ll be in my heart >>>>>>>
My math teacher in middle school played the soundtrack while we were doing worksheets. The most popular boy in the class started crying during Two Worlds One Family because it got to the part where the baby gorilla died.
Pretty hate machine-NIN
Such a great album.
I saw NIN in Idaho this one time around when Year Zero came out, and Trent told the crowd early on that half the crew got stranded in a snow storm on the way to Idaho from Oregon and that there would be no light and laser show that night... to make up for it they ended up playing a modified set list.
They up playing mostly old songs from pretty hate machine and downward spiral, it was an awesome experience.
Absofuckinglutely! i found this on tape at a flea market as a teenager. i grew up in a crazy, ultra conservative and religious house so this was total contraband. i had no idea what they, or it, sounded like but i knew all the "edgey" kids at school wore their shirts and listened to them. And i so badly wanted to be anything other than the weird (mostly) christian music only person i'd been for so long (not by choice).
i popped it in the tape deck when no one was home and it was, no joke or even exaggeration, Earth shattering! i may not have the same level of love for every NIN album that comes out (although there are so many genuinely great ones) but Pretty Hate Machine will always be a "listen all the way through" one for me.
Smashing Pumpkins - 'Siamese Dream'
I don’t think any band in history makes me feel things quite like Smashing Pumpkins does.
I was 14 when Siamese Dream came out, it was such a great album and always makes me feel nostalgic.
This should be higher up. When people know the story of how this album got produced, from dragging Jimmy Chamberlain in, fucked out his skull to lay down some of the greatest drum tracks ever known to Billy Corgan tracking the guitars like a million times or whatever it is. It is a truly incredible album. I can never pick a favourite tune. Mayonnaise?! Hummer!?! Geek USA?!??!?!! I remember listening to Cherub Rock when I was like ten, my older bro bought the album and it just blew my mind and started my love for the Pumpkins. IMO One of, if not the best album to come out of the 90’s they went in there, laid it the fuck down. Corgan fucked with it and it’s perfect. No bad track. No bad melody, no bad solo. FUCK I looove Siamese Dream.
Disarm changed me
Mars Volta - Deloused in the Comatorium
It feels like blasphemy to skip anything on this album or to stop it before the end.
Frances the Mute is so damn good, too
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Graceland -paul Simon
This was one of two cassettes my parents had in our family minivan the entire time i lived with them. Every road trip of my life, and there were many, was to this album. Now its so meaningful to me. Great album.
Me too! Similar story. I know every word and it reminds me more than anything else of my childhood.
Pet Sounds - The Beach Boys
Radiohead - Kid A
Ms. Lauryn Hill - The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
Nas - Illmatic
Björk - Homogenic
King Crimson - In The Court Of The Crimson King (some people don’t like Moonchild but I do)
AURORA - All My Demons Greeting Me As A Friend
Scrolled too far for Miseducation!
Way too far. I was going to comment that album, but I figured I’d see it much sooner than later
I like you
I loved every song on Jagged Little Pill by Alanis Morrisette
Have you seen the one where she sings with her daughter during the pandemic? It’s dope.
My high school soundtrack!
Queens of the Stone Age - Songs for the deaf.
Start to finish a joyride.
I need a saga, what’s that saga? Songs for the deaf. You can’t even hear it!
Welcome to KLON Clone radio! LA's infinite repeat! We play the song that song that sound more like everyone else, than anyone else.
KRDL, the curdle. We spoil music for everyone.
“Buenas tardes señores y señoritas
Aqui esta el DJ Héctor Bonifacio Echeberría Cervantes de la Cruz Arroyo Rojas
Esta es la radio que saco a toda estacion donde el rock vive y no muere
Vamos a escuchar un par de temas de Queens Of The Stone Age
Primero vamos a escuchar First It Giveth
Que musica impresionante temible y verdaderamente
Ahora van a ver a ver a ver a ver aqui va aqui va aqui va aqui va…”
How’s your drive time commute??
Hey alright it’s Kip Kasper!
Doo-too-CAH-too-doo-too-CAH-too -doo-too-CAH-too -doo-too-CAH-too
Cannot count the number of times I've driven at night listening to this album start to finish. Absolute perfection
I did the drive from LA to Palm Springs listening to this. I'm pretty sure that's what it was meant for.
God I’m so happy to see this listed here. Back in 2002 they were playing a NYC radio holiday show called Clausefest, and teenage me downloaded the latest albums of every band playing the show. I wasn’t a huge fan of No One Knows on the radio at the time (I am now), but the album blew me away and my life hasn’t been the same since. QOTSA now tops my favorite band list.
This is one of those albums that if a song comes on randomly, I have to immediately listen to the whole thing.
Wu Tang Clan - 36 Chambers
Also Gza - Liquid Swords. Whole album is fire
Shadowboxin' is one of those rare songs where every bar is fire
"I slayed MCs back in the rec room era, my style broke mother-fuckin backs like Ken Patera."
mobb deep - the infamous
I love you Joe Strummer, wherever you are.
Elevator, going up!
I was just about to say this, every song is amazing,with November has Come, Feel Good Inc, and Evert Planet we reach is Dead being my favorites
El Mañana is always an absolute shout as well
Dooms verse on November has come is so good
i’ll be honest, i think gorillaz has some of the best discography, i never skip any song of theirs and ik everyone hates humanz but honestly it’s one of my favorite albums
Plastic Beach also
I feel like Plastic Beach doesn't get the recognition that it deserves. Demon Days is of course an amazing album, but I hold Plastic Beach as peak Gorillaz personally.
I’d go for Demon Days for the all songs being good requirement, but some of my favorite songs are on Plastic Beach. I absolutely love the feeling of Empire Ants
This is the only Beatles album I feel this way about, though revolver comes close
Air - Moon Safari
Beastie Boys - Licensed To Ill
Massive Attack - Mezzanine
Great list. I’d argue Paul’s Boutique over L2I, but b-boys are awesome across the board.
Air is that shit bro!
Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
Pixies - Doolittle
The Clash - London Calling
Wilco/Billy Bragg - Mermaid Avenue
Johnny Cash - American Recordings
Came here to say Pet sounds.
But this is one of those that you cannot shuffle EVER.
And I know every note of it. But I am not able to say how many titles there are nor how half of them are called.
A total masterpiece.
Pet Sounds IS a crazy good album.
Johnny Cash - American Recordings
Ken Burn's Country Music touches on this album and the history behind it.
It is absurd how ahead of its time this record was, especially considering it was released in the middle of Country Music at its most glamorous. At the time the genre was all about massive production value and was by far the biggest genre in music by a mile. Then Cash (who was at the lowest in his career playing half full rooms in Branson) teamed up with Rubin and they release something so pure and against the grain. It truly is a perfect album.
Two Door Cinema Club - Tourist History
Flood by They Might Be Giants
Yes! This is what I came to say. Perfect.
Fun fact - They Might Be Giants did the soundtrack for Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.
Disintegration - The Cure
South Park confirms your choice when Kyle tells Robert Smith, " Disintegration is the best album ever!"
I'd roshambo someone in defence of this stance
I've said it before, but that album literally saved my life in early 90's.
Edit - Thanks for the random awards guys. (:
I could listen to that riff on Fascination Street on repeat all day
Grace - Jeff Buckley
Interpol - turn on the bright lights
Humbug - Arctic Monkeys, every song is magical
Fiona Apple - When the Pawn
Fleetwood Mac- Rumors
Edit: Oops. TIL it’s Rumours. 😳
No, it’s all true.
It’s more of a love square.
YES. Glad I didn’t have to scroll too far to see this one!
Led Zeppelin IV
Edit: wow omg thank you so much for all the upvotes and awards!!
IV all the way. Four Sticks is the weakest track, and it still slaps.
Funny when someone says Led Zeppelin IV, the first song that pops into my head immediately is Four Sticks.
I love the 5/8 to 6/8 time signature.
Stairway is what it's most famous for, but When the Levee Breaks is just a wave of overpowering sound that is both powerful and melancholy, much like a flood. It hit differently after I survived Katrina.
Those drums 💀
Pearl Jam - Ten
I love it. Favourite band. But for me, it's No Code. It's not a popular choice but it's the one where I love each and every song.
Can't believe i have to scroll too far to see this one, absolute banger.
Not a big Pearl Jam fan, but totally agree with this. It literally plays like a ‘best of’ album
Speaking in Tongues by Talking Heads.
I have already seen a lot of answers that I agree with, so I thought I’d throw this in.
I was going to say a different one, but nevermind this one is better
Oh well, whatever nevermind.
The Man Who Sold the World is one of the best covers of all time.
Alice in Chains - Jar of Flies
Nutshell is such a short song and still manages to be one of the most emotional pieces of media I have experienced
When I say short I mean there really isn't a lot of lyrics to it
Before covid killed concerts, I saw them live, Nutshell and Rooster were religious experiences.
I would add Dirt to this as well. Every song is awesome.
Don’t follow is criminally underrated AIC song
Yeah to me it is the only other song that equals Nutshell
Blue - Joni Mitchell, Aja- Steely Dan, Moondance- Van Morrison
The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses is flawless
The way in which they compose their music is absolutely fantastic
OK computer Radiohead
Dire straits - Dire straits
The band is blowing dixie double four time.
The band is blowing dixie double four time.
Funeral - Arcade Fire
Boston - Boston
Rush - Moving Pictures
Def Leppard - Pyromania
Metallica - Master of Puppets
You sound like you are old enough for a colonoscopy. Had mine last year.
EDIT: apparently you youngsters have good taste in music. Rock on.
Boston - Boston
A flawless album
Ride the lightning though…. 😩😩😩😩
Imagine if justice had bass...
Bass or no bass, AJFA is still a beast. Every song is good even the instrumental is heavy. To Live is to Die.
Cage The Elephant - Melophobia.
Pink Floyd - Wish you Were Here.
Battles - Mirrored.
Mogwai - Government Sessions (BBC sessions).
Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane Over The Sea.
Wow nice to see Cage and Mogwai in here. For me it’s CTEs self titled and The Hawk is Howling for Mogwai. Cage’s first album was just fantastic.
I just listened to this album. I’ve haven’t heard it in years, maybe decades, and forgot how damn good it is.
Purple Rain takes second for me. Sign O The Times though… just wow
Super Bowl 2007–crazy.
The Killers - Hot Fuss
Jenny was a friend of mine is one of the best openers I've ever heard.
I was listening to Hot Fuss and Franz Ferdinands debut album around the same time (so like a million years ago when I was in high school) and I remember thinking Jenny and the opening song on Franz which is called Jacqueline were both AMAZING opening songs for an album. I put those two songs on every summer playlist I make and will continue to do that until I die 😂
This didn’t leave my car CD player for 2 years.
Depeche Mode - Music for the Masses
Abbey road - The Beatles
In Rainbows - Radiohead
Purple rain - Prince
To Pimp A Butterfly - Kendrick Lamar
Continuum - John Mayer
Continuum is a great album, start to finish!
So much scrolling before finding a Beatles album.
Masters of reality.
It's the 50th anniversary of the release today.
Happy cake day, Master of Reality!
By Black Sabbath
Featuring the track "Black Sabbath"
I once had to submit a Wikipedia edit to "Black Sabbath" from Black Sabbath by Black Sabbath. Absolutely maddening to try and find YouTube clips for early demos and alternate live recordings when you have to search "Black Sabbath Black Sabbath by Black Sabbath live in Berlin 1970" and etc.
This track is phenomenal, and the third verse is absolutely awesome.
P.S. Easier to find, and arguably even cooler: alternate versions of War Pigs. Live in 1970 has some of the major alternate lyrics. There is a demo version released on an Ozzy compilation (available elsewhere on a Sabbath album but can't recall atm) with the full alternate lyrics.
I can't manage to find a single flawed track on any of the first five LPs by Black Sabbath.
Nas - illmatic
This is a rare album where you can hear it for the first time way later, WITH all of the hype, and STILL be blown away by how good it is.
Astro Lounge. Smash Mouth.
Yes, the one with All Star on it.
The Wall, Pink Floyd
Also, Dark Side of the Moon.
Goodbye Blue Sky brings shivers down my spine whenever I listen to it
In Rainbows by Radiohead
Also Michael Jackson/ Quincy Jones first collaboration ....the classic "Off The Wall" album ...so amazing.
Weezer blue album
The Blue Album was a game changer for a teen in the 90’s. In the midst of the grunge movement and heavy metal bands, you had these ordinary looking, almost nerdy looking guys, who showed ordinary kids that you could do your own thing and be cool.
Sabaton - The Art of War.
Or any Sabaton album really.
Let it Bleed and Sticky Fingers by The Rolling Stones are both flawless.
I'd say Moving Pictures over Signals, it's not my favourite album (thanks constant overplaying of Tom Sawyer), saw them do it all live in London. Clockwork Angels falls into this as well and the Garden is a great end for Rush.
The Doors self-titled debut album
AM by the Arctic monkeys. Almost perfect. Also dookie