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post #196 of 210
Personal Favourites
Pearl Jam - Live on two legs
The Strokes - Is this it
Modest Mouse - Good News for people who love bad news (took me a while to get into, but it's now my most played album)
Rage Against the Machine - Their first 3 are great
Faith No More - Who Cares A lot: Their greatest hits
Bloc Party - Silent Alarm
At the Drive Inn - Relationship of Command (These guys split to become half of Sparta, and half of The Mars Volta)
The Clash - London Calling
Marilyn Manson - Mechanical Animals

It's very limited in genre I know but hey its good stuff.
post #197 of 210

gotta throw mine in . . .

confirming stuff already said:

* guadacanal diary ^^^ (see above)
* eric clapton - unplugged
* miles davis - kind of blue
* bill evans - waltz for debby
* sonny rollins - way out west

now more:

rock/pop
* ac/dc - highway to hell
* vonda shepard - it's good eve (you'll be surprised on this one)
* lyle lovett - joshua judges ruth
* rickie lee jones - flying cowboys

country
* kim richey - kim richey (trust me on this -- gotta have it)
* kim richey - bitter swett (trust me on this -- gotta have it)
* mary chapin carpenter - come on come on
* mary chapin carpenter - shootin' straight in the dark

jazz
* bill evans - sunday at the village vanguard
* shirley horn - you won't forget me (will blow you away)
* ella fitzgerald - ella & louis
* ella fitzgerald - clap hands, here comes charlie

bluegrass
* alison krauss & union station - live

classical
* bach goldberg variations by ito ema
* anything else bach
* mozart - clarinet concertos
* mozart - horn concertos
* anything else mozart
post #198 of 210
Quote:
Originally Posted by jcn3
confirming stuff already said:

* guadacanal diary ^^^ (see above)
* eric clapton - unplugged
* miles davis - kind of blue
* bill evans - waltz for debby
* sonny rollins - way out west

now more:

rock/pop
* ac/dc - highway to hell
* vonda shepard - it's good eve (you'll be surprised on this one)
* lyle lovett - joshua judges ruth
* rickie lee jones - flying cowboys

country
* kim richey - kim richey (trust me on this -- gotta have it)
* kim richey - bitter swett (trust me on this -- gotta have it)
* mary chapin carpenter - come on come on
* mary chapin carpenter - shootin' straight in the dark

jazz
* bill evans - sunday at the village vanguard
* shirley horn - you won't forget me (will blow you away)
* ella fitzgerald - ella & louis
* ella fitzgerald - clap hands, here comes charlie

bluegrass
* alison krauss & union station - live

classical
* bach goldberg variations by ito ema
* anything else bach
* mozart - clarinet concertos
* mozart - horn concertos
* anything else mozart
ha! I'm too lazy to go check, but I'm pretty sure he was asking for 1 album
And yeah, Bach rules!
post #199 of 210
Ok I know this thread is ancient -- but hey, I just got here.

Classical:
Prokofiev: Alexander Nevsky/Lt. Kijé - Dutoit/MSO (London/Decca)
Lutoslawski: Var/Paganini (4 hands/2 pianos) - Argerich/Friere (now a part of Philips 446 557-2)

Soundtracks:
Magnolia (both Aimee Mann's and Jon Brion's)
Royal Tennenbaums

Mash-up! (for laughs, not quality)
The Kleptones: A Night at the Hip-Hopera
DJ Inhumanz: Hell to Pay

Strangely addictive game music:
Katamari Damacy & We Love Katamari soundtracks
(get a PS2 and play these games, you won't regret it)

I Want To Kill Myself:
Nick Drake: Five Leaves Left

Jazz:
Anything Bill Evans
Bill Evans: anything else
and Bill Evans' entire library
post #200 of 210
Time for some "different" recommendations in this thread
I'm sure these are worth a try...
any feedback is greatly appreciated

Virgin Black - Elegant and Dying samples in the signature, one of my favourite albums, there isnt anything that gives the same feeling or atmosphere as this album, it is dark, haunting keyboard melodies and orchestral passages gothic (beauty in darkness) in nature matched with the impressive operatic vocals of Rowan London, and some great metal to back it up. I have recommended this music to many people on the forum and have gotten a positive response almost each time.

Armik - Gypsy Flame Flamenco Guitar music, out of a purely random thought, I decided to do a search for flamenco guitar on the Head-Fi forums, after a few threads I came across a post by terrymx who I remember reading about in the Head-Fi Christmas Music Exchange as having "good taste in music", at the time I thought to myself "hah, okay let's have a look at what he listens to" and after a scroll through his Head-Fi profile it was evident that the guy was right, he does have a nice and unique taste in music and in this post he spoke of this CD and how the guitar playing formed words of its own, so I decided to check some samples; I was quite surprised at the skill of this guitar player to not only speak through his guitarwork, but manage to keep a smile on my face for the full length of the CD.

The Gathering - Mandylion This is a CD of mine that never ceases to lose its touch no matter how much I listen to it, the vocals of Anneke van Giersbergen are absolutely spot on, there is not one off note. This is probably THE Metal with Female vocals CD to have, I love the guitar sound and the mood and atmosphere it gives. There is also a slight blend of keyboard projected tribal music.
The Gathering - How to Measure a Planet? The Gathering decides, "hey Radiohead - OK Computer was awesome, we're sick of metal, let's create some seriously top-notch atmospheric rock music!"

Alice in Chains - Unplugged Wonderful acoustic guitar CD, coming back after not playing together for 2 years, no practice - and put on the best MTV Unplugged performance that will ever be; Layne's most honest vocal performance.

Maudlin of the Well - Bath
Maudlin of the Well - Leaving Your Body Map These are a twin-album, can get them cheap for $8 each free shipping, and if you are an open-minded person, and up for one of the most challenging listens of your musical entity - then this is for you. I really cannot describe this, although you will hear a rollercoaster ride of Atmospheric Rock/Jazz-Fusion/Death Metal/Astral Music with cool acoustic guitar interludes that feature things such as samples of people jumping up and down in water. This is an what is possible when one does not restrict themself at all with music.

Diana Krall - Live in Paris
Patricia Barber - Live: A Fortnight in France My two favourite live jazz recordings, with a bias towards female vocals and guitar Both are quite different, although I do not know which I prefer.

Opeth - Damnation Opeth goes mellow, and creates a full-on Prog Rock style album with beautiful and extremely mellow and moody music, but still the dark opeth lyrics.

Dark Sanctuary - L'être las - l'envers du miroir
Elend - The Umbersun Like classical music, but are willing to step out of the boundaries of "Traditional Symphonies" of the romantic/victorian age and step into "something else" Dark Sanctuary will sap you of your strength with an intensifyingly beautiful yet miserable orchestra of their own, while Elend will hit you harder and faster than anything you've ever heard before, probably the most aggressive and darkest classical music there is.

Angels of Venice - Angels of Venice My Favourite New Age music CD, wonderful display of harp, cello, flute and percussion.

Madder Mortem - Desiderata Progressive Metal, Female Vocals, although completely different to any Progressive Metal album you have heard before.

Epica - We Will Take You With Us (Live in Studio) Good performance by Epica, probably have one of the best female vocalists in metal out there, also the acoustic tracks at the end are killer.
post #201 of 210

to many to list but here are some i recall...

jazz
wes montgomery- smokin at the half note
pat metheny group- speaking of now
fourplay- yes, please
bob james- heads
christian scott- rewind that
meshell n'dege ochello- dance with the infadel
ginger spice- coward of the county

soul
rapheal saddiq- gospel delic soul
erykah badu- momma's gun
jill scott- who is jill scott
bill withers- best of
average white band- pick up the pieces and other hits
johnny guitar waton- aint the a bitch

hip hop
outkast- atliens
goodie mob- soul food
mos def- black on both sides
post #202 of 210
Every one of these:

hip-hop:

New: Quasimoto (Madlib is producer), either album (first is my favorite)
Classic: Wu-Tang: Enter the Wu-tang (36 Chambers)
Old School: Eric B. and Rikkim: Paid in Full

Soul:

Solomon Burke: Home in your Heart

Jazz:

Duke Ellington: Money Jungle (not what you might expect! Amazing trio work)
Coltrane: Live at the Village Vanguard (absolute favorite), My Favorite Things
Joao Gilberto: self-titled (Bossa Nova -- really mellow Brazillian-influenced Jazz guitar)

Reggae/Dub:
Lee Perry: Arkology Box set (3 discs). Really amazing stuff if you want to get into Reggae and/or dub.
Bob Marley: Trenchtown Rock: an amazing compilation of his early Lee Perry work, before he made it big. This is roots Reggae -- before Lee Perry's true excursions into Dub (still an amazing Composer).

-- David
post #203 of 210
All this talk of hip hop and Def Jux and no mention of Cannibal Ox! How is this possible? Go out right now and buy Cannibal Ox! El-p producing but the rappers (Vast Aire and Vordul Megarah) are a hundred times better than El-p (making it my clear preference over Fantastic Damage, itself a solid album).

-- David
post #204 of 210
Dont mind me, i just felt that i needed to add some new music = )

The DFA remixes - Chapter one
Regina Spektor - Begin to hope
Gotan Project - Lunatico
Feist - Open Season
Built to spill - you in Reverse
Sonic Youth - Rather Ripped
Thom Yorke - The Eraser
AFX - Chosen Lords
Hot Chip - The Warning
Kings of Convenience - Versus
Kings of Convenience - Riot on an empty Street
Kings of Convenience - Quiet is the new loud ( caught them in a concert earlier this year...they're bloody good. )
Loose Fur - Born Again in the USA
Bluenote trip Jazzanova - Movin on, lookin back.
post #205 of 210
To dust off this ancient thread, allow me to suggest a few tasty discs:

Jazz: Dave Holland Quintet - Extended Play Live

Quasi-Jazz/Rock: Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells (get the original recording only, not any of the rerecordings or live versions)

60's Soul: Sam Cooke - Live at the Harlem Square Club

70's R&B: Tower of Power - Urban Renewal

Rock concept album: The Who - Quadrophenia
post #206 of 210
anything by KT Tunstall or Brandi Carlile.
post #207 of 210
it's funny, because now recstar's system is even more expensive than what he was fantasizing way back when.
post #208 of 210
Yeah, but he's all selling it too. His HP-3 w/ HP-2 drivers are sexy as hell !
post #209 of 210
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jimix View Post
RJD2 - Dead Ringer

awesome turntablism/hip-hop
Stree level, great song by them.
post #210 of 210
Muse - "Black Holes and Revelations"
Tool - "Lateralus"
The Who - "Tommy"
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