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post #1 of 18
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After everything is said and done, we should all be on this site for mostly one reason: The music.

 

I'd like to start a thread on hidden gems. We all know of a few I'm sure. Songs, Albums, Artists.  These are the ones that move you, but their not necessarily everyone's cup of tea. This for me, makes them more personal.  These are albums that either never made it to the charts or did so for a short duration. It can be just one song/track or an artist that never got the full recognition they deserved (in your opinion).  The more music we hear the more we realize there is a whole world out there we don't know about.

 

Well I for one would like to know more, and I think this would be a good place to ask for help. Lets help each other expand.

 

I only ask one thing. The choices you list are to the best of your knowledge available and well recorded. Unfortunately good music can be poorly recorded and/or mixed.  This is an audiophile site and I believe most of us would rather stay in the dark about good music that has been destroyed by the medium. Audiophile grade recordings will gain more appreciation.

 

 

I'll start by naming a few that are popular, but I think not everyone will know of:

 

Mazzy Star - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mazzy_Star

Roger Waters - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Pros_and_Cons_of_Hitch_Hiking

John Martyn - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solid_Air

Marianne Faithfull - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broken_English_(album)

Geir Jenssen / Pete Namlook - Fires of Ork II - http://www.biosphere.no/fires_of_ork_2.html

Laurie Anderson - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laurie_Anderson

Dead Can Dance - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dead_Can_Dance


Edited by NightFlight - 2/1/13 at 11:20am
post #2 of 18

The thinking fellers union local 282- Hurricane.   The best song you've never heard of..

 

post #3 of 18
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The thinking fellers union local 282- Hurricane.   The best song you've never heard of..

 

At first I was thinking it was a bit too raw but it grew on me REALLY fast. Love it.

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Man, I could probably come up with hundreds (of albums), but I'll try to limit myself to only a few... for now.

 

DJ Screw: 3 'n the Mornin' Part Two

Thick, syrupy southern hip hop that is often as majestic as it is raunchy.

 

Serge Gainsbourg: Histoire de Melody Nelson

Seductive, spoken-word French pop, and one of my top ten favorite albums of all time.

 

Refused: The Shape of Punk to Come

Widely admired among hardcore punk fans, but melodic and experimental enough that I think adventurous listeners period will really find something worthwhile here.

 

Boris: Boris at Last -Feedbacker-

One of the best drone albums I've ever encountered, and an amazing guitar album in its own right.

 

Comus: First Utterance

Freaky folk from the 70's--may take some mental adjustment to get the hang of it. Mostly goofy and disturbing, but occasional shots of real beauty and even some poppy moments.

 

Looking forward to seeing what else people post! I'm already familiar with Mazzy Star, Roger Waters, Dead Can Dance, and Laurie Anderson, but I'll be sure to check out the rest!

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Felt - Crumbling The Antiseptic Beauty

 

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The Go-Betweens - Sixteen Lovers Lane

 

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OP8 Featuring the likes of Lisa Germano, Howe Gelb - Slush

 

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Jah Wobble's Invaders - Rising Above Bedlam

 

 

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Chapterhouse - blood music

post #6 of 18
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Boards of Canada

 

http://www.boardsofcanada.com/ 

 

Looks like a pre-order for 06/11 is up. Have a listen.

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post #8 of 18
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Good no doubt. But nowhere near my cup of tea. Right up there with Les Miserales. IMHO 'Les Misables' describes the audience - LOL wink_face.gif

post #9 of 18

A few off the cuff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ralph Myerz and the Jack Herren Band- A Very Special Album

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Vienna Teng - The Hymn of Acxiom  (this song makes any headphone sound good)

 

 

 

 

Bela Fleck & The Flecktones - The Over Grown Waltz  (not so "hidden" but beautiful nonetheless)


Edited by dizzyorange - 8/27/13 at 3:25pm
post #12 of 18

Rush - Presto.  This underrated album gives us the band in the middle of their pendulum swing from the synth-soaked 1980's to their current "power trio" sound.

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Beirut - all albums
post #14 of 18
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Rush - Presto.  This underrated album gives us the band in the middle of their pendulum swing from the synth-soaked 1980's to their current "power trio" sound.

 

... Rush is my favorite band to hate, but I'll give it a try. tongue_smile.gif

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OP8 Featuring the likes of Lisa Germano, Howe Gelb - Slush

 

 

I just got around this album. Its just plain brilliant. Thanks man.

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