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post #16 of 659
Also check out a band called Kingston Wall. They have 3 albums. Get the first at least.
post #17 of 659
Quoting this since I wrote it up before with some changes:

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Originally Posted by RedSky0 View Post
Post Rock

Yndi Halda - Enjoy Eternal Bliss
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - F# A# ∞
Sigur Rós - Ágætis Byrjun
Mono - You Are There
Lights Out Asia - Tanks And Recognizers
Kashiwa Daisuke - Program Music I
Kronos Quartet and Mogwai - The Fountain OST

Jazz/Fusion

Frank Zappa - Hot Rats
Mahavishnu Orchestra - Birds Of Fire
Charles Mingus - The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady
John Coltrane - Blue Train
Electric Masada - At the Mountains of Madness
Bar Kokhba - Lucifer: Book of Angels Volume 10
Jeff Beck - Blow By Blow

Indie/Shoegaze/Alt

Hey Rosetta! - Plan Your Escape
Margot and the Nuclear So and So's - The Dust of Retreat
Trespassers William - Different Stars
Dead Can Dance - Into the Labyrinth
Arcade Fire - Funeral
M83 - Dead Cities, Red Seas and Lost Ghosts
Mew - Frengers
Brand New - The Devil And God Are Raging Inside Me
The Weakerthans - Left and Leaving

Punk/Ska/Post-Hardcore

Refused - The Shape Of Punk To Come
Streetlight Manifesto - Everything Goes Numb
Thrice - Vheissu
Thrice - The Artist In The Ambulance
Minutemen - Double Nickels On the Dime
NoMeansNo - Wrong
Converge - Jane Doe

Progressive Rock (the new kind)

Riverside - Second Life Syndrome
Porcupine Tree - In Absentia
Rx Bandits - Mandala
Pure Reason - Revolution The Dark Third

Ambient

Bohren & Der Club Of Gore - Black Earth
Brian Eno - Another Green World
Eluvium - Copia
Bark Psychosis - Hex

Technical Death Metal

Atheist - Unquestionable Presence
Cynic - Traced In Air
Death - Symbolic
Quo Vadis - Day Into Night
Defeated Sanity - Prelude to the Tragedy
Spawn of Possession - Noctambulant
Martyr - Feeding the Absence
Gorod - Process of a New Decline

Melodic Death Metal

Dark Tranquillity - The Gallery
Insomnium - Since the Day It All Came Down
Le Grand Guignol - The Great Maddening
Ikuinen Kaamos - Closure
In Mourning - Shrouded Divine

Power Metal (I despise pretty much everything else in the genre)

Wintersun - Wintersun
Into Eternity - Buried In Oblivion

Progressive Metal/Other

X Japan - Art Of Life
Liquid Tension Experiment - Liquid Tension Experiment
Mirrorthrone - Carriers of Dust
The Flashbulb - Soundtrack to a Vacant Life
Swans - Soundtracks for the Blind
Opeth - Blackwater Park
Blotted Science - The Machinations Of Dementia
Ephel Duath - The Painter's Palette
Exotic Animal Petting Zoo - I Have Made My Bed in Darkness
Orphaned Land - Mabool (The Story of the Three Sons...)
Off Minor - Heat Death of the Universe
post #18 of 659
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You talking about that Gold CD release that came out a couple months ago?
YUP. Fantastic.
post #19 of 659
Thread Starter 
O.K. I'll check out what I can find. I'll make time to scope the universe of CDs in order to find some of the titles mentioned.

While I'm at it, Dir En Grey? I'm sure I'll get 'Uboros' which will accompany my small Kagrra collection. 'Nue' by Kagrra is coming in within weeks.

Should Frank Zappa be considered in my quest?

Your responses are good enough for a temporary short list, thanks.
post #20 of 659
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The guys who started Metal is Black Sabbath....
Can't believe it took ten replies to reach Sabbath! Seriously, if it were me, I would head over to rateyourmusic, progarchives, or metal archives and begin at the top of genre ranking lists.
post #21 of 659
There's so many but I will add:

Jethro Tull: Thick as a Brick and Aqualung
Miles Davis: Kind of Blue and Bitches Brew (if it's on Progarchives it's good enough for me to mention)
Pink Floyd: Ummagumma
Porcupine Tree: The Sky Moves Sidways
Queensryche: Operation Mindcrime

Do yourself a huge favor and visit Progressive Rock Music Ultimate Discography ... with Free MP3, Videos and Reviews and you'll discover tons of new music. I know I have.
post #22 of 659
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by baka1969 View Post
There's so many but I will add:

Jethro Tull: Thick as a Brick and Aqualung
Miles Davis: Kind of Blue and Bitches Brew (if it's on Progarchives it's good enough for me to mention)
Pink Floyd: Ummagumma
Porcupine Tree: The Sky Moves Sidways
Queensryche: Operation Mindcrime

Do yourself a huge favor and visit Progressive Rock Music Ultimate Discography ... with Free MP3, Videos and Reviews and you'll discover tons of new music. I know I have.
The Miles Davis albums you mentioned, I have 'kind Of Blue' in 1997 pressing and 'Bitches Brew The Complete Sessions' which is awesome. That 'Bitches Brew' release really demands a good system, especially regarding headphones and/or speakers. I rate 'Bitches Brew' quite high, experimental/free/fusion Jazz has musical strengths I have not found that often.

Today is Queens day, maybe I will find some treasure...
post #23 of 659
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Originally Posted by virometal View Post
Can't believe it took ten replies to reach Sabbath! Seriously, if it were me, I would head over to rateyourmusic, progarchives, or metal archives and begin at the top of genre ranking lists.
I am embarrassed by this omission for sure. "Paranoid" is absolutely required listening.
post #24 of 659
Surely Deep Purple are worth a mention here? They started at roughly the same time as Sabbath and seem to have been quite influential in metal.
post #25 of 659
For sure, Deep Purple. On the prog side, add Procol Harum's first 5 albums. And here's one that few people would classify as prog because of its psychedelic aspects, but the music is really sophisticated: "After Bathing at Baxters" by Jefferson Airplane. Spencer Dryden's drumming is amazing in a jazz kind of way, and the textures of the music are a lot of fun. Overlook the datedness of a fair amount of the vocal content.

- Ed
post #26 of 659
Thread Starter 
Deep Purple's 'In Rock' and 'Machine Head' are already in my possession. Kyuss' 'Blues For The Red Sun' too which is a favourite album of mine. I am surprised the Verve's 'A Storm In Heaven' has not been mentioned.

Today I found Iron Maiden's 'Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son' in 1988 pressing.
post #27 of 659
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Today I found Iron Maiden's 'Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son' in 1988 pressing.
Cool but you really don't have to worry with Iron Maiden though their remasters are good.

Only problems.

Piece Of Mind -Die With Your Boots On small glitch at 0:26 this might not just be the remaster though but all versions.Maybe someone else can say.

Powerslave -Powerslave the little intro is put on the end of Back of the Village.
Instead of the beginning of the Powerslave track.

Virtual XI -Don't Look Into the Eyes of A Stranger -little tiny bit of static on a part of it
and Como Estais Amigos small bit of cracking on a part.
This is on the original version too unfortunately.

Other than that no other problems.

I really like Seventh Son but it was a few listens before I really loved it its a bit different than usual Maiden.
post #28 of 659
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Originally Posted by mibutenma View Post

Piece Of Mind -Die With Your Boots On small glitch at 0:26 this might not just be the remaster though but all versions.Maybe someone else can say.
i have the 1988 release and it's there

not counting vinyl it's widely accepted that the castle records remasters are the best for Maiden with the originals a little behind them and the new remasters in the trash can
post #29 of 659
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Cool but you really don't have to worry with Iron Maiden though their remasters are good.
LOL the Iron Maiden remasters are some of the worst brickwalled craps I have ever heard, this is especially true for their s/t which is practically turned into another album.
post #30 of 659
Thread Starter 
O.K.

I found 'Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son' in a small stand run by a German near the canals of Amsterdam. I cost me 5 euros, besides I read a good review about it, 'their last great album.'

I think I will start with 'Led Zeppelin' by Led Zeppelin, 'Made In Japan' by Deep Purple and 'Paranoid' by Black Sabbath followed by King Crimson's début album.

If I have enough money left 'Animals' by Pink Floyd follows. I am having some doubts about 'Wish You Were Here' and I have to buy a Jazz collection for female vocals plus the Kagrra début album.
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