Head-Fi.org › Forums › Misc.-Category Forums › Music › Albums that are physically/mentally/emotionally exhausting, yet highly recommended?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Albums that are physically/mentally/emotionally exhausting, yet highly recommended?

post #1 of 155
Thread Starter 

I would give examples, but that might influence the replies too much so just reply based on how you understand the question.

 

Any albums anyone can think of that can be described as very draining and exhausting yet they still consider to be really good?

post #2 of 155

Mahavishnu Orchestra: "Inner Mounting Flame" and "Birds of Fire"

Ronald Shannon Jackson: "Mandance"

Sam Rivers: "Sizzle", "Crystals", "Inspiration" (Rivbea All-Star Orchestra), "Aurora" (Rivbea Orchestra)

 

I'm sure I can think of a few more that are not mainly jazz, but that could get you started.  I happen to like that kind of music.  Don't forget your Mahler.

 

- Ed

post #3 of 155

Pharoah Sanders - Karma

Godspeed You! Black Emperor Lift Yr. Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven

John Coltrane - Ascension
Boris - Flood

Pere Ubu - The Modern Dance

Swans - Soundtracks for the Blind

post #4 of 155

Elliott Smith - From a Basement on the Hill

post #5 of 155

ISIS - Oceanic

John Coltrane - A Love Supreme

King Crimson - Red

Neurosis - Given to the Rising

Nick Drake - Pink Moon

 

 

- Nice avatar, goober-george. One of my favorite bands.

post #6 of 155

Arvo Part - Tabula Rasa

Kronos Quartet - Black Angels

Henryk Gorecki - Symphony No. 3

 

Sting - The Soul Cages

Beck - Seachange

Jeff Buckley - Grace

 

Celtic Frost - Monotheist

Skin Chamber - Wound

Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral

 

 

 

Pink Floyd - The Wall

The Necks - Aether

Sunn O))) - White 1


Edited by rehabitat - 6/9/10 at 4:35am
post #7 of 155

cover.jpg

Yonlu - A Society in Which No Tear is Shed is Inconceivably Mediocre

 

Read the story on the album and it becomes very emotionally draining but beautiful.

post #8 of 155

Pink Floyd - The Wall

Coltrane - A Love Supreme

Keith Jarrett - The Vienna Concert

post #9 of 155

I like this thread.

 

I'm not sure if this album can be considered exhausting to listen to but it certainly has a very creepy/paranoid mood to it.

 

The Residents - Duckstab

post #10 of 155

Neutral Milk Hotel - In the Aeroplane Over the Sea

 

Emotional rollercoaster...

post #11 of 155

Nirvana - In Utero

Radiohead - Kid A

The Stooges - Raw Power

post #12 of 155
Quote:
Originally Posted by fuseboxx View Post

I would give examples, but that might influence the replies too much so just reply based on how you understand the question.

 

Any albums anyone can think of that can be described as very draining and exhausting yet they still consider to be really good?


Genesis - Trespass

Rush - A Farewell to Kings

post #13 of 155

Tim Buckley "Starsailor".  Could have sworn I posted this yesterday but it's not there.

 

- Ed

post #14 of 155

Off the top of my head…

 

 

Cecil Taylor - Conquistador

 

John Coltrane - Sun Ship

 

The Rolling Stones - Exile On Main Street

 

The Clash - London Calling

 

The Libertines - Up The Bracket

 

Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation Of Millions (To Hold Us Back)

 

M.I.A. - Kala

 

The Arcade Fire - Funeral

 

Jules Hemphill & Abdul Wadud - Live from New York

 

The Minutemen - Double Nickels On The Dime

 

X - WIld Gift

post #15 of 155

 

Stravinsky's The Firebird.  The one by Bernstein and the LSO is favored, but any will do.

 

Mahler's third.  CSO with Bernard Haitink is my favorite right now, but the PSO's performance of it this weekend with Manfred Honeck promises to be stunning (and thus the CD will be good).

 

-Nkk


Edited by nkk - 6/10/10 at 9:18pm
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Music
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Misc.-Category Forums › Music › Albums that are physically/mentally/emotionally exhausting, yet highly recommended?