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Originally Posted by metalsonata View Post

Throwing a 'few' more out there. Hopefully not repeating myself given all my previous posts, but eh.

 

Black Sabbath: Paranoid

Kate Bush: Hounds of Love

The Cure: Disintegration

Miles Davis: Bitches Brew

DJ Screw: All Screwed Up *and* 3'n the Mornin' Part II

Marvin Gaye: What's Going On

Geinoh Yamashirogumi: Symphonic Suite Akira

Godspeed You! Black Emperor: F#A#(Infinity)

Joy Division: Closer

Bob Marley and the Wailers: Exodus

Frank Ocean: Channel Orange (Yeah, just came out, but seriously, listen to it!)

The Pogues: Poguetry in Motion (EPs count, right?)

Radiohead: Kid A

Refused: The Shape of Punk to Come

Sigur Ros: Agaetis Byrjun

Smashing Pumpkins: Siamese Dream

Sonic Youth: Daydream Nation

Sufjan Stevens: Illinois

The Stooges: Fun House

Frank Zappa: Hot Rats

 

Lol, we have like exactly the same tastes, haven't heard a few albums off that list though

I assume you are a member of Rateyourmusic?

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I've started several rateyourmusic accounts but I tend to lose my enthusiasm for it within a day and promptly forget my password, lol. In fact, just the other day I spent some time recovering my passwords for the purposes of deleting my accounts--I change my mind too much with regards to music for me to ultimately feel comfortable about having too many of opinions concerning albums out in the open.

 

Still, once something makes it on my 'five-star list' and stays there for a good year or so, it's probably there to stay. All the stuff in my post that you referenced are albums I've recently 'upgraded' from a 4.5 to a 5 in iTunes, with the exception of Channel Orange, which just came out this year, but which wholly fulfills my aching desire for a start-to-finish great contemporary R&B album. Unless Janelle Monae tops it, it'll probably stick with its five. ^^

 

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Lol, we have like exactly the same tastes, haven't heard a few albums off that list though

I assume you are a member of Rateyourmusic?

post #603 of 748
Brian Kahinek- One True Thing
Of Monsters and Men- My Head Is an Animal
Dire Straits- Brothers In Arms
Peter Gabriel- So
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Much better than the later Streetlight Manifesto version as it sounds so much rawer.

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I love seeing support for Biophilia. Reviewers were so mixed in opinion when it came out and few anything solid to say about it. It's up  there with Homogenic in my opinion.

 

PS: same goes for Radiohead's King of Limbs. Imo their best and most beautiful record.

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Originally Posted by Kirnupiima View Post

I love seeing support for Biophilia. Reviewers were so mixed in opinion when it came out and few anything solid to say about it. It's up  there with Homogenic in my opinion.

 

PS: same goes for Radiohead's King of Limbs. Imo their best and most beautiful record.

 

I think In Rainbows and King Of Limbs are the only two Radiohead albums that I never skip any songs on. 

post #607 of 748

I don't skip on The Bends either.

post #608 of 748
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Originally Posted by Kirnupiima View Post

I love seeing support for Biophilia. Reviewers were so mixed in opinion when it came out and few anything solid to say about it. It's up  there with Homogenic in my opinion.

 

PS: same goes for Radiohead's King of Limbs. Imo their best and most beautiful record.

 

I think it might just be her best album for my tastes.

 

Weird, King of Limbs is the only album from Radiohead that I never really went crazy for... It was... Okay for me... However, In Rainbows and OK Computer are my favorites of all time.

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I like The King of Limbs--my 'problem' with it, such as it is, is that it's so slight. Not only for being a Radiohead album, but also for being named after a centuries-old tree. I can get lost in OK Computer and Kid A. I haven't experienced that same sensation with TKoL yet, and not for lack of trying. Still, it's a pretty good album, and seeing TKoL material live really elevates it, I feel.

 

As for Biophillia, I don't understand all the hate it's been getting either. It was a big step up from Volta I feel, and I'd say it's nearly as good as Medulla. Which again, a lot of people aren't big fans of. But I think it's fantastic. Neither Medulla nor Biophillia hit me as powerfully as Vespertine, Homogenic, and Post do, but they're still both seriously good albums, and are considerably better and more inventive than the modern output of most 'art pop' women these days (with the exception of Kate Bush perhaps--her most recent album, 50 Words for Snow, blew me away, and she's been at this for far longer than Bjork. Check it out if you haven't yet). 

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Originally Posted by metalsonata View Post

I like The King of Limbs--my 'problem' with it, such as it is, is that it's so slight. Not only for being a Radiohead album, but also for being named after a centuries-old tree. I can get lost in OK Computer and Kid A. I haven't experienced that same sensation with TKoL yet, and not for lack of trying. Still, it's a pretty good album, and seeing TKoL material live really elevates it, I feel.

 

As for Biophillia, I don't understand all the hate it's been getting either. It was a big step up from Volta I feel, and I'd say it's nearly as good as Medulla. Which again, a lot of people aren't big fans of. But I think it's fantastic. Neither Medulla nor Biophillia hit me as powerfully as Vespertine, Homogenic, and Post do, but they're still both seriously good albums, and are considerably better and more inventive than the modern output of most 'art pop' women these days (with the exception of Kate Bush perhaps--her most recent album, 50 Words for Snow, blew me away, and she's been at this for far longer than Bjork. Check it out if you haven't yet). 

 

Again, opinions differ from person to person. It's fascinating to see all the different perspectives and such. King of Limbs just sounds average to me. Emotions don't hit me as hard as other Radiohead albums and the imagination is too different for my tastes. 

 

At first, I always thought Post and Homogenic were the BEST albums from Bjork, but once I heard Biophilia, I am able to reserve 1 more spot for my top Albums.

 

Ahh Kate Bush... Again, my tastes differ from yours. Never really hit me... Hard for me to keep coming back to her. But as opinions go, there is a Anti-Diana Krall thread (I love Diana Krall)...

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Again, opinions differ from person to person. It's fascinating to see all the different perspectives and such. King of Limbs just sounds average to me. Emotions don't hit me as hard as other Radiohead albums and the imagination is too different for my tastes. 

 

At first, I always thought Post and Homogenic were the BEST albums from Bjork, but once I heard Biophilia, I am able to reserve 1 more spot for my top Albums.

 

Ahh Kate Bush... Again, my tastes differ from yours. Never really hit me... Hard for me to keep coming back to her. But as opinions go, there is a Anti-Diana Krall thread (I love Diana Krall)...

 

Yeah, I'll never understand the Diana Krall love here on Head-Fi. Her stuff is brilliantly recorded, no doubt, but a well-recorded album alone is not enough for me to like it. Indeed, a lot of my favorite albums are very poorly recorded (early black metal albums particularly). I may have to check out that anti-Diana Krall thread... :-P

post #612 of 748

Pink Floyd - Animals

Radiohead - OK Computer (I understand the purpose of Fitter, Happier) and Kid A

King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King

Nosound - A sense of loss

post #613 of 748
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Yeah, I'll never understand the Diana Krall love here on Head-Fi. Her stuff is brilliantly recorded, no doubt, but a well-recorded album alone is not enough for me to like it. Indeed, a lot of my favorite albums are very poorly recorded (early black metal albums particularly). I may have to check out that anti-Diana Krall thread... :-P

 

The door is this way ------------------------------------------->

 

Haha naw I'm just joking, everyone has different tastes. It's like me saying I don't like the Beatles... Don't shoot me people

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The issue a lot of people have with Dianna Krall isn't necessarily her music. It's the fact that at every single trade show ever at least half the systems are playing it for demo. 

 

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The door is this way ------------------------------------------->

 

Haha naw I'm just joking, everyone has different tastes. It's like me saying I don't like the Beatles... Don't shoot me people

post #615 of 748
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Originally Posted by rehabitat View Post

'Perfection' is a value that can be measured and assessed in empirical terms.

'Flawless', by definition, is a purely subjective concept.  E.g. whether or not "Never Mind The Bollocks" is flawless is a moot point. With that in mind, anything goes people!

 

For your edification, some pretty pictures to illustrate a couple of 'flawless' moments in contemporary music -

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rehabitat - thanks for posting this! I certainly agree that it's pretty much perfect. I've never heard Morphine before, but now I'm sucking in every sound with absolute joy. It's got some Nirvana meets Ultravox quality, with a sprinkle of King Crimson in it. Not only the music is great, it sounds amazing too. I guess I'm getting hooked on Morphine :)

 

My contribution to this thread will be brief:

Robert Fripp - Exposure

 

It's not an easy album, but absolutely brilliant. Not every item on the list is an instant hit, but it all works together. Not a single chord is out of place.

 

And one more:

The title list has only 3 items, but not only none of them is a filler - all 3 are simply great.

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