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post #496 of 748

The Songs of Distant Earth by Mike Oldfield.

 

The album is well recorded.  Listening to that album is like going to space, journeying into the unknown.  biggrin.gif

post #497 of 748

And speaking of god-tier (or nearly there) hip hop albums, let's not forget:

 

Liquid Swords, by GZA/Genius

36 Chambers, by Wu-Tang Clan

Stress, by Organized Konfusion

Donuts, by J Dilla

Mecca and the Soul Brother, by Pete Rock and C.L. Smooth

ATLiens, by OutKast

 

And, if you like life on the edge:

 

Madvillainy, by Madvillain

Funcrusher Plus, by Company Flow

The Cold Vein, by Cannibal Ox

Vaudeville Villain, by Viktor Vaughn

Operation: Doomsday, by MF DOOM

Dr. Octagonecologyst, by Dr. Octagon

Absence, by Dalek

 

Plus all of the other great stuff that I'm forgetting at the moment. ^^
 

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A Tribe Called Quest - Low End Theory

 

Did someone already mention Aja?  confused.gif



 

post #498 of 748

I would've said Ok Computer had it not been for fitter happier.

 

Perhaps:

 

Yankee Hotel Foxtrot by Wilco

Kind of Blue by Miles Davis

Boxer by The National

post #499 of 748
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Plus all of the other great stuff that I'm forgetting at the moment. ^^
 

 

Fear of a Black Planet by Public Enemy?


Edited by SoItGoes - 12/7/11 at 5:25am
post #500 of 748

There ya go. Plus probably some of The Roots' stuff. (Speaking of good hip-hop, anyone else hear The Roots' and Nujabes' newest albums? Pretty good. ^^)

 

 

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Fear of a Black Planet by Public Enemy?


It seems like whenever someone excludes OK Computer it's because of 'Fitter Happier.' I dunno, I like that track. So far as filler goes, I think it's pretty good--a lot better than the silence, static, extended unwavering drones, or skits that other artists employ. One: I think it's actually sort of musically interesting--there are some pretty things going on behind the voice. Two: I like the lyrics. They're funny and sad, not unlike the rest of the album, and they stick to the theme. Three: I think it makes for a good breather. The first half of the album comes to a fairly intense emotional climax, and I appreciate the chance to meander for a little bit before diving right back into the fray. Not saying that it's a great track or anything, and so far as weird talky tracks go it's not even close to my favorite. I just don't quite get the hate.

 

Still, I guess the name of this thread is 'Flawless Albums,' so I can see OK Computer being left out. 

 

 

post #501 of 748
Downlink - Emergency (Though technically an EP)

Daft Punk - Discovery

Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon, The Wall

System of a Down - Mezmerize
post #502 of 748
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I would've said Ok Computer had it not been for fitter happier.

 

I think "Fitter Happier" serves as a great transition piece for that record.

 

In Rainbows is flawless in my mind.  It's somehow epic and concise, without even one note of filler, and it manages to serve as the definitive representation of Radiohead's music up until that point.

post #503 of 748
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I think "Fitter Happier" serves as a great transition piece for that record.

 

In Rainbows is flawless in my mind.  It's somehow epic and concise, without even one note of filler, and it manages to serve as the definitive representation of Radiohead's music up until that point.


Oh yeah don't get me wrong, I love Fitter Happier in context of the incredible album that surrounds it. However, I was just basing my judgement on the OP's definition which to me, implied that each song could stand alone and still be an masterpiece in itself. OK Computer is one of my all time favorite albums, and to me, the album's greatest rewards are reaped when taken as a whole, not when taken in context of individual songs. But eh. Semantics wink_face.gif

 

In Rainbows is just a hair away from masterpiece status for me. I love the thing to death, but somehow a part of me (probably <0.1% of me) just can't help but say, "it's too...safe."

 

post #504 of 748

It wasn't really meant to be adventurous, but I can easily understand someone missing that element - some might even call it the band's trademark - in their music.  I missed it at first.  Of In Rainbows, Thom Yorke said, "In Rainbows is a conscious return to this form of 45-minute statement. Of course, it was possible to make it shorter. But our aim was to describe in 45 minutes, as coherently and conclusively as possible, what moves us. In Rainbows is, at least in our opinion, our classic album our Transformer, our Revolver, our Hunky Dory."

 

I think they succeeded brilliantly.  And then The King of Limbs, I think, provided enough of a sonic shift for two records.

 

(Rumor has it they're in the studio again right now.  I'd love to hear some new material when I see them in Atlanta on March 1st.)

 

(And yes, I did only say that so that just so I could say that I'm going to see them in Atlanta on March 1st.  Because I am going to see them in Atlanta on March 1st.  I'm quite excited about going to see them in Atlanta on March 1st.  Seeing them in Atlanta on March 1st should be awesome.)

post #505 of 748

In Rainbows is indeed a flawless 45 minutes, but I can't even fathom listening to just the first 45 minutes when the second disc fits with the rest so well... I wish they would have just included all of the songs on the actual "album."  It's a great listen, front to back.  "Down is the New Up" is probably my favorite track from that group of songs.

post #506 of 748

Had it actually happened, I think "Down Is the New Up" would have been the best Bond-movie song ever.  I always think that when I hear it.

post #507 of 748
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It wasn't really meant to be adventurous, but I can easily understand someone missing that element - some might even call it the band's trademark - in their music.  I missed it at first.  Of In Rainbows, Thom Yorke said, "In Rainbows is a conscious return to this form of 45-minute statement. Of course, it was possible to make it shorter. But our aim was to describe in 45 minutes, as coherently and conclusively as possible, what moves us. In Rainbows is, at least in our opinion, our classic album our Transformer, our Revolver, our Hunky Dory."

 

I think they succeeded brilliantly.  And then The King of Limbs, I think, provided enough of a sonic shift for two records.

 

(Rumor has it they're in the studio again right now.  I'd love to hear some new material when I see them in Atlanta on March 1st.)

 

(And yes, I did only say that so that just so I could say that I'm going to see them in Atlanta on March 1st.  Because I am going to see them in Atlanta on March 1st.  I'm quite excited about going to see them in Atlanta on March 1st.  Seeing them in Atlanta on March 1st should be awesome.)

 

Hey, I'm seeing Radiohead in Atlanta on March 1st, as well! Sorry if that was off topic, but I just wanted to point that out.

 

 

 


Edited by SoItGoes - 12/9/11 at 3:09pm
post #508 of 748

After my family, music is the most important thing to me, nothing else comes even close. I cannot imagine a single day without listening to at least a whole album. There are too many bands and albums that bring me to tears of joy and that I find flawless...YMMV. So this list is just a tiny example of my large collection and musical tastes. I hope some will give a couple of these albums a chance, you might find something worth your while.

 

Peace, Manuel.

 

Electric Universe - Silence In Action

Il Balleto Di Bronzo - Ys

Saga - Worlds Apart

The Tubes - Young And Rich

Värttinä - Seleniko

Exodus - Bonded By Blood

Tangerine Dream - Optical Race

Rush - Moving Pictures

Accept - Metal Heart

Queen - A Night At The Opera

Kyoto Jazz Massive - Fueled For The Future

Buckethead - The Cuckoo Clocks Of Hell

Camel - Stationary Traveller

Daniel Denis - Sirious And The Ghosts

Jobriath - Jobriath

Jean Luc Ponty - Cosmic Messenger

Grupo Marrano - Episodio 1 (if someone understands spanish well, you will laugh your ass off, and the music is cool toobiggrin.gif)

Roland Orzabal - Tomcats Screaming Outside

Swing Out Sister - Get In Touch With Yourself

Yello - Solid Pleasure

Dead Can Dance - Dead Can Dance

Sir Lord Baltimore - Kingdom Come

ABC - The Lexicon Of Love

Univers Zero - Heatwave

Art Zoyd - Häxan

Tool - Aenima

Judas Priest - Painkiller

Iron Maiden - The Number Of The Beast

Kiss - Lick It Up

Tears For Fears - Raoul And The Kings Of Spain

Magma - Udu Wudu

Bathory - Blood Fire Death

Carcass - Heartwork

Death - The Sound Of Perseverance

Death - Human

Pestilence - Consuming Impulse

Deicide - Deicide

Black Sabbath - Master Of Reality

Saturday Night Fever - Soundtrack

Pink Floyd - The Wall

Slayer - Reign In Blood

Manowar - The Triumph Of Steel

Paul Simon - Graceland

Celtic Frost - Into The Pandemonium

Therion - Theli

Estradasphere - Quadropus

Mr: Bungle - Mr. Bungle

FRANK ZAPPA - EVERYTHING HE EVER DID......biggrin.gif

Meshuggah - Catch 33

Gorguts - Obscura

Cryptopsy - None So Vile

Mekong Delta - The Music Of Eric Zahn

Five Star Prison Cell - Slaves Of Virgo

The Dillinger Escape Plan - Calculating Infinity

 

 

post #509 of 748
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Hey, I'm seeing Radiohead in Atlanta on March 1st, as well! Sorry if that was off topic, but I just wanted to point that out.

 

83 days, my friend.  83 days.

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