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post #106 of 131
ELO Face the Music - Fire On High
Heart - Dreamboat Annie, Dog and Butterfly
Hade the four Advents stacked and cranked with the color organs attached in the basement in Aurora Ill (Wayne's World) with orange, red and yellow shag carpeting on the floor, walls and bar with fluoro orange top and black light.
Then I discovered Pink Floyd (WOW!) Animals just freaked me out.
Then Rush 2112 and Hemispheres.
Then progressed to Zappa's "Joe's Garage" and "You are what You is"
The rest is as they say is "History".
post #107 of 131
I have two:

Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation: the moment I realized that music could be a true adventure.

Steve Roach - The Magnificent Void: opened me up to the possibilities of entire worlds created from sound.
post #108 of 131
Albums/Artists that brought me to different parts of the musical world...

Black Sabbath was the band that first got me into any kind of older music (I'm still a kid practically) that you could call classic rock. Friends and I were fiddling around with intruments a lot and Black Sabbath's stuff like Iron Man or Paranoid was there with us, those were fun times...(8th grade!!! The year 2000!). After that came more Sabbath but then Hendrix and then the rest of the 60's/70's rock.

The Dead Kennedys - Give me Convenience or Give me Death, my first DK's album, I've since bought all the rest and liked them, but this introduced me more to 80's punk, and since then I've discovered the Sex Pistols, The Clash, Gang of Four (I'm seeing them next month, sister's friend's dad is in the band!) and hopefully a few more.

DJ Shadow - Entroducing - My first real techno/electronica/whatever you want to call it album, and I think it's an entrance point for a lot of people. Since then I've decided I like The Prodigy more, but eh, it definitely brought me there.
post #109 of 131
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Originally Posted by tortoise
I have two:

Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation: the moment I realized that music could be a true adventure.
My first SY was EVOL. I remember it being complete noise to me the first time I listened to it. But then it started to take hold.. Kim's whispered vocals on "Shadow of a Doubt" are amazing.. the chaotic "Into the Kingdom #19" was unlike anything I had ever heard.. but it was addictive.. then the album closing "Expressway To Yr. Skull" - amazing. Somehow their combination of melody and dissonance really hit a vibe with me.. The next several years were an amazing time for music, hearing all the other bands like Pavement, The Flaming Lips, Mercury Rev and My Bloody Valentine incorporate the ideas that SY perfected on their albums EVOL, CONFUSION IS SEX, SISTER and BAD MOON RISING and DAYDREAM NATION. Defiantely a exciting time for music.

-jar
post #110 of 131
Yes, it's definitely the period of music that will always be closest to my heart. I don't think I will ever tire of any of the albums that you mentioned, no matter how old and crotchety I get. I would add the amazing album you have as an avatar as well; Spiderland is probably the one album that I absolutely can not multitask to--every single time I play it, it demands my full attention. '91 was just a ridiculous year for music, wasn't it?
  • My Bloody Valentine - Loveless (!!!)
  • Slint - Spiderland
  • Talk Talk - Laughing Stock
  • Nirvana - Nevermind
  • Yo La Tengo - May I Sing With Me (maybe not as canonical as the others, but a personal fave)
post #111 of 131
Sorry to post off-topic, but this is somewhat related.

It is usually very difficult to rely on other people's recommendations as we all have different tastes. I'd like to find a software or website that let's me rate music and then based on other people's ratings suggest me music I might like. I'm sure there are such services but couldn't find any. Some online shops use systems like this, I believe.

Anyone know of such a website?
post #112 of 131
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Originally Posted by rauer
Sorry to post off-topic, but this is somewhat related.

It is usually very difficult to rely on other people's recommendations as we all have different tastes. I'd like to find a software or website that let's me rate music and then based on other people's ratings suggest me music I might like. I'm sure there are such services but couldn't find any. Some online shops use systems like this, I believe.

Anyone know of such a website?
Audioscrobbler might work, its slow but well done. It has a bunch of plugins for several audio players on a computer so that when you play a song, it keeps track of how many times you've played that song/artist/album/etc. after a while (once you've built up a goodly sized resume of music that you listen to) it will compile a bunch of recommendations and suggestions of other bands.

Link
post #113 of 131
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Originally Posted by Cyclone
Audioscrobbler might work..
Thanks. If I use fb2k for playback, how does the Audioscrobbler plugin identify the music I play? Just by artist, album, song tags I guess? How about playing CDs or PCM/WAV audio without tags? And I suppose this doesn't work with net streaming either?

I'll have to take a look at that but I was more looking for a system where I could manually mark how much I like some certain album or song.
post #114 of 131
Paul Kantner, Grace Slick (Starship) - Blows Against The Empire

Spirit - The Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus

Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon
post #115 of 131
Ooops - sorry for the double-post
I guess my mouse has a stuttering issue
post #116 of 131
Yes - Going for the One
post #117 of 131
Quote:
Originally Posted by rauer
Thanks. If I use fb2k for playback, how does the Audioscrobbler plugin identify the music I play? Just by artist, album, song tags I guess? How about playing CDs or PCM/WAV audio without tags? And I suppose this doesn't work with net streaming either?

I'll have to take a look at that but I was more looking for a system where I could manually mark how much I like some certain album or song.
As far as i can tell, it uses tags and not file names. Net streaming? I'll assume that your asking if you need to be connected to the internet while its playing for it to work. Yes, you do unfortunately.
post #118 of 131
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Originally Posted by Cyclone
Net streaming? I'll assume that your asking if you need to be connected to the internet while its playing for it to work.
No, I was actually asking about streaned audio from the net like Internet based radio stations. But I think that's not possible for technical and functional reasons (can't really evaluate your musical preferences if you don't choose the music that's playing).
post #119 of 131
For me it was definately Pink Floyd - Wish you were here. One of the few albums that I can put on, close my eyes, and get completely lost in the music.
post #120 of 131
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Originally Posted by PsychoZX
For me it was definately Pink Floyd - Wish you were here. One of the few albums that I can put on, close my eyes, and get completely lost in the music.
Yeah, it's funny how Wish You Were Here resonates with people in general. Without a doubt, it's my favorite PF album, though I can't really call myself a fan. I've never listened to Meddle, and my favorite thing about Dark Side of the Moon is imagining how cool it would be if they got Ethel Merman to sing "Brain Damage."
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