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post #46 of 210
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Hey everyone, just wanted to let everyone know, I just came back from Tower Records, and got Animal Collective "sung tongs," Madvillian "Madvillainy," John Coltrane "Blue Train," and Verdi's Requiem by Robert Shaw and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. When I walked out, I noticed I had one of Rock, Jazz, Hip-Hop, and Classical; I think from now on, whenver I get CD's, I am going to try and get at least one from these genres.

Everyone, thanks for the suggestions, but don't stop now, I've just only started, keep them coming!
post #47 of 210
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Originally Posted by rob1031
Try Dream Theater . my favourite band. if you think its weird (its normal if you do) then give it a few more listens, listen to the details of each instruments, put them back together. and ah.....excellent music... might be a little heavy for you.
try "Images and words" <--- the progressive materpiece, and "Falling into Infinity" for lighter material. One of their best albums is "Sceneces from a Memory" which is a conceptual piece which is my favourite but a lil darker and heavier.

P.s. This music is called progressive metal.
Same here. I have bad MP3 copies of both Train of Thought and Scenes From a Memory. sfam is my favorite of the two, it is a masterpiece IMO, only CD I own where I love every single track and nothing in particular stands out. It is meant to be listened to as a whole IMO. ToT is DT's heaviest album and is really just crazy stuff. The drums in some parts, especially "Honor Thy Father" will blow you away, and the song "Stream of Consciousness" is DT's best song of all time imho. I've also heard a few songs from Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence and it sounds like a great album, but right now the most recommended album is Awake besides sfam, so I am actually going to buy that one for now and see how it is. Supposedly very good.

Overall, though, I agree, DT is my favorite listening material, and I would definitely check them out. They're all just amazing musicians.
post #48 of 210
Hiphop:

Aesop Rock - Bazooka Tooth (may take a moment to get used to, but if you like fantastic damage than you should enjoy this)
Non prophets - Hope (non prophets is sage francis and joey beats)
Jean Grae - Attack of the attacking things (world's most slept on album. Jean's getting her fame now and everyone's saying she's dope, but i feel that her latest albums have been far below quality to "attack of the attacking things")
Atoms Family - Euphony
Juggaknots - Clear Blue Skies (amazing album)
Beastie Boys - Ill Communication
Blockhead - Insomniac Olympics or Music By Cavelight (Blockhead is aesop rock's main producer)
Nas - Illmatic (clasic.)
Company Flow - Funcrusher Plus (some of the originators of the current underground scene. Includes Mr Len and EL-P and um.. someone else i think)
Company Flow - Little Johnny from the Hospitul (the instrumental version of funcrusher plus, a very strong album of just music)
kid Koala - Whatever you can find by him
Mr Lif - I, Phantom
Dr Dre - The Chronic (old school gangsta rap! You know you love it)
Quasimoto - Unseen (quasimoto is Madlib. Half of Madvillian)

Kinda-Pop-or-Something:
Polyphonic Spree - The Begining stages of

Indie rock:
Cat Power - You are Free

Jazz:
EL-P and the Blue Series Continuum - High Water (i think you said you're familiar with EL-P. well he made a jazz album too)
Vanessa Mae - Not sure wh at album to suggest yet. not too familiar with her
David Axelrod - Songs of Innocence
post #49 of 210
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Originally Posted by recstar24
Hey everyone, just wanted to let everyone know, I just came back from Tower Records, and got Verdi's Requiem by Robert Shaw and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus.
Woof! That's not a good one! Have you opened it yet?

The one you should have gotten was the EMI with Giulini conducting the Philharmonia with Scwarzkopf, Baker, Gedda and Ludwig. The conductor and soloists are just as important in classical music as the composer and work... sometimes more important. Robert Shaw is a great conductor of choruses, but the soloists on the Telarc disc and the Atlanta SO aren't even in the same universe as the EMI.

See ya
Steve
post #50 of 210
Anyone with an interest in rock needs Neil Young: On the Beach. The same can be said about A Tribe Called Quest: The Low End Theory with respect to hip hop.

For the guy who was asking about Coltrane, my favourite release is 'The Complete Live at the Village Vanguard'. It's a 4 disc set, sorry, but at least it seems reasonably priced.

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Originally Posted by EdipisReks
yeah, the avalanches are great.
Thirded, 'since i left you' would be a great one for anyone to get also.
post #51 of 210
Incubus - Morning View
post #52 of 210
Glad there're so many Rjd2 fans. Saw him live a few years back. Great stuff.

Other recommendations:
DJ Shadow - Entroducing (anyone who likes RJD2, this guy did it first)
Bonobo - Dial M for Monkey, Animal Magic, One Offs and Remixes
Elliot Smith - XO
Miles Davis - Kinda Blue
Led Zeppelin - IV

Also recommend the already mentioned Prefuse 73 and Royksopp.
post #53 of 210
Salt Tank - Eugina (Pacifica Diva Mix)

Oh man, it's like s3x in the ears.
post #54 of 210
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Originally Posted by karma
When I first saw the title of this thread, I thought hooray, a cure for this money-sucking affliction! Alas, it's just another way of spending more money one should.

One rock album that has really caught my ear lately is The Zutons - Who Killed the Zutons. Fun stuff.
I just won a pair of tickets to the Zutons in my hometown of Indianapolis on the 18th They are one of my recent grooves, too
post #55 of 210
John Legend-Get Lifted
post #56 of 210
Yes - Close to the Edge, Relayer, Fragile, The Yes Album
Pat Metheny - As Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Falls
Everything but the Girl - Tempermental & Walking Wounded
B-Tribe - Fiesta Fatal!
Gypsy Kings - Tierra Gitana
Thievery Corporation - The Mirror Conspiracy (REALLY GOOD)

Just my two cents...
post #57 of 210
TOOL - Lateralus (this album has so many hidden sounds)
A Perfect Circle (thirteenth step)
Janes Addiction - Ritual de lo habitual
Radiohead - hail the to the thief

these albums are well written and are recommended for every song being pretty damm good.
post #58 of 210
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Originally Posted by EdipisReks
Bjork - Homogenic. i definitely agree with your idea to buy music, as your set up is perfectly fine.
I second that... also, Bjork - Vespertine.
post #59 of 210
It's nice to see that the indiscretions of my youth (Yes, Supertramp, Pink Floyd, etc.) are still popular. Based on the predominance of "kid music" in this thread, it doesn't appear that there are many people over 25 here.

I've been interested in music since high school, but it wasn't until I heard Cab Calloway's "Some of These Days" when I was in college when I realized that the world of music that I knew was just a tiny drop in the ocean. I had spent all of my efforts listening to everything I could find within the same narrow range of music... progressive rock and new wave. But since 90% of everything is crap, I found that my narrow focus meant that I was listening to more of the not-so-good than good.

Of course, if someone had told me that way back then, I would have just thought he was an old fart and gone back to listening to Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, Dark Side of the Moon and More Songs About Buildings and Food... along with the crap... Tales From the Topographic Ocean, Breakfast in America and I Robot.

See ya
Steve
post #60 of 210
btw don't be fooled by thinking more music = less gear. if anything, you'll want the perfect rig for each of those 320 CDs...

but i did notice when i hit a plateau of satisfaction in my rig, that i would go out and get music to play on that rig. it goes hand in hand - it's not a cure, it's a catalyst...
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