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post #61 of 210

A cure???

Ok,,so you cured your buyitus or spenditus thing,,,so then the only logical Cd to buy would be something from "The Cure" maybe???? Although for jazz, Dave Grusin is good,or anything on the GRP label really. I like almost all music,as long as its not an entire song full of noise and growling ( Cookie Monster singing HardCore...lol ).
post #62 of 210
I feel the same way man. I currently have a rpaidly expanding collection and decided to upgrade my rig to hold it. Firs,t a new 20 GB iPod, because that is how much music I am getting close to holding. I then bough amazing ET-4S headphones. I plan to get Grados to anywhere from 80s to 335is. Most likely ont he lower side of that number. Then, also b/c my Etys are way to weak I have decided that get an amp. At first I was looking for Airhead, then went to Super Moy, then TAH, Port Corda II, and finally a SR-71. Yet, what I read about amps are basically it doesn't affect sound that much especialy in a portable rig. So, I decided to get a small, but great quality amp so that it doesn't detiorate the sound, but just amplifies it enough for my liking. I am going with a MINT, I love building stuff.

So, I have been at the top of eash scale, but came back down realizing the major money it would drain. So, I decided if my heart wasn't going to let me withdraw at such a large lever from my bank, I would just nickel and dime it with CDs untill I had no money and no longer looked for new cans.

So, my list:

Rock: If you don't have Hendrix, get experienced. Basically all Hendrix is amazing, but Electric Lady Land especially. The Beatles is the definite word on Rock. Anything past Rubber Soul is pretty fair game. I would alos take a look at THe Who, THe Grateful Dead, and Led Zeppelin. Pink FLoyd is a must for everyone. The Wall, Pulse, Animals, Were you Here, and The Final Cut. You can't go wrong with any of them.

Classic Jazz: A definite two thumbs up for Thelonious Monk: Thelonious and Underground. All the Miles Davis QUintet are good to, like workin' w/ and cookin' w/.

Modern Jazz/ Funk: MMW esp. Friday Afternoon in the Universe and Notes from the Underground. The Bad Plus are one of the rising artists, and their new album "Give" is a mixture between Rock and Jazz. I mean they did a cover of Iron Man and it soudns amazing.

Some more Modern Rock: I relaly liek MOdest Mouse, they did some great stuff with the Dirt Dozzen Brass Band in ood News for People who love Bad News. Dispatch: Bang Bang.

I love music and all I can say is that if you music collection does not cost more than your rig or your rig is larger than your Cds stacked. Then, someone does not need a rig. My CDs are already larger than my computer and CD player, which was my old rig. My new rig will be much smaller, but still my CDs will cost more.

Ohh yeah if I didn't say it before, GOOD CHOICE!!!
post #63 of 210
Great thread everyone. Very interesting to see what fellow Head-Fi'ers listen to. My list of essential albums would have to include:

Horses - Patti Smith
The Queen Is Dead - The Smiths
S/T - The Velvet Underground
Transformer - Lou Reed
The Capitol Years - Frank Sinatra
Life's Too Good - The Sugarcubes
Surfer Rosa - The Pixies
Stay Sick - The Cramps
Rattlesnakes - Lloyd Cole and the Commotions
Burning From The Inside - Bauhaus
Today - Galaxie 500
Penthouse - Luna
Pet Sounds - The Beach Boys
The White Album - The Beatles
Who's Next - The Who
S/T - The Ramones

And about several hundred others... I have spent what most people would consider an obscene amount of money on my music collection. But it wasn't until a few months ago, when I started lurking the forums here, that I realized just how much better all that music I invested in sounded with a decent pair of headphones.

So now I have to be even more careful in how I spend money. A nice pair of phones or an amp will mean no new albums for a few weeks. Picking up a new disc can be a great way to scratch that upgradeitus itch and enjoy your existing gear.
post #64 of 210
U2: Achtung Baby
Ivy: Apartment Life
Snow Patrol: Final Straw
The Strokes: Is This It
Pixies: Doolittle
Stevie Wonder: Hotter Than July
Kent: Isola
Sam Phillips: Martinis & Bikinis
Susan Vega: 99.9 F°

All excellent.
post #65 of 210
Massive Attack - Mezzanine
post #66 of 210
Originally Posted by Jimix
RJD2 - Dead Ringer

awesome turntablism/hip-hop
RJD2 fans should also check out Diplo's "Florida" for similar stylings. Def. the two best DJs in Philadelphia right now. They played an all-ages show together at the Unitarian Church that I heard was amazing, but it was the day that I moved out. There was a horrible torrent of it up a little while ago, really bad recording, but it was so good it still pains me.

Although it's totally different, I'd recommend M.I.A.'s "Piracy Funds Terrorism," a mixtape of her forthcoming album that she remixed with Diplo.
post #67 of 210
smokey and miho
boards of canada
red stars theory
rilo kiley
post #68 of 210
Some recommendations of classical music basic repertory, all with digital recordings:
- Beethoven: Late String Quartets - Takács Quartet (Decca, 3CDs)
- Beethoven: Symphonies - Staatskapelle Dresden, Daniel Barenboim (Teldec, 6CDs)
- Bach: St. Matthew Passion - Collegium Vocale Gent, Philippe Herreweghe (Harmonia Mundi, 3CDs)
- Bach: Mass in B minor - Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner (Archiv, 2CDs)
- Bach: Keyboard Partitas - Richard Goode (Nonesuch, 2 separate CDs)
- Mozart: Requiem - Concentus Musicus Wien, Nikolaus Harnoncourt (Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, 1CD)
- Mozart: Symphonies Nos. 40 & 41 - English Concert, Trevor Pinnock (Archiv, 1CD)
- Brahms: Symphony No. 1 - Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Claudio Abbado (Deutsche Grammophon, 1CD)
- Mahler: Symphony No. 2 - City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Simon Rattle (EMI, 2CDs)
post #69 of 210
Thread Starter 
Thanks guys for all the replies and support, just picked up Jeff Buckley's grace and Bright Eyes i'm wide awake...great albums, buckley's voice is killer, never knew how good this album was, bright eyes is a great album too, alt-country but it rocks and grooves pretty well
post #70 of 210

well produced rock albums

neil young - harvest
beatles - white album
police - regatta de blanc
fleetwood mac - rumours
pink floyd - dark side of the moon
post #71 of 210
the doors - the doors
post #72 of 210
I don't think RJD2 really needs any more support, but it's fantastic, as is Massive Attack, DJ Shadow, Tricky (Maxinquaye being the best, some of his stuff can get a bit "experimental"), DJ Spooky. Mad Professor is heading off into dub-land, but hey, reggae is rap's great grandfather.

Flunk is a Scandinavian band, resembling both Air and Bjork. Really good, although it's not rock or hip-hop by any stretch. (Then again, is Bjork?) If you don't mind electronic music, I very highly recommend Mono.

You might like some of the jazzier, funkier Sister Machine Gun, although SMG is primarly an industrial band.

I'll second Porcupine Tree, although they vary from a pretty Pink Floyd-esque progrock to a more modern poppier sound. Nearly always good, however. Start out with Lightbulb Sun.

As far as pure rock goes, Jimi Hendrix all the way but that's a given. Cream. I like Jethro Tull quite a lot, but it's not for everyone. PJ Harvey is really good, but again, not for everyone and it's probably best to start out with To Bring You My Love rather Dry. She can be a bit of a banshee.
post #73 of 210
This is a pretty cool thread. I was going to start one on how I got used to my UM2s to the point of never needing another upgrade yatta yatta. For my music suggestion there would be only one band, distinguished above all others. Marillion. I would start with the anoraknophobia EP. I would buy Marbles second.
post #74 of 210
Thread Starter 
Marillion? What's a marillion?
post #75 of 210
Paco de Lucia - Scirocco

Best Classical Guitar Play Ever. Much better than Friday Night in San Fransisco. Buy it today!
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