Reccomend ONE album.

Discussion in 'Music genres, Bands and Artists' started by ismokegreen, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. This thread is for you to reccomend the one album that you would share with people if you could only show them that one thing. Post songs/pieces from the album, info on the musicians and why you think it deserves to be heard.


    Personally one of the most influential albums that I've ever picked up is the one I'm listening to right now. It's the album "Black Tar Prophecies" by the band Grails.

    This album is an incredible adventure through a dreamworld, intricate flowing soundscapes that weave in and out, progressing and receeding in a constant motion, pulling the listener along for the ride. Very minimalistic, yet in a very involved way. I stumbled across it in a record store in Cleveland and liked the album art, so I bought it assuming that it was post-rockish stuff. I was really blown away when I got home and spun that LP for the first time. Maybe you guys will enjoy it as well. Here are a few tracks from the album (to get the full effect, one MUST listen to the whole album all the way through).
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84ZGranDm4I]Works of art: Grails Black tar prophecy - YouTube[/ame]
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YD5jpYiRj7w&feature=related]Grails - Belgian Wake-Up Drill - YouTube[/ame]
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AIqpVScuuE&feature=related]Grails, Stray Dog, Black Tar Prophecies, Vols 1, 2, & 3 (2006) - YouTube[/ame]

    Buy this album, seriously. Worth every penny.
     
  2. This is incredibly hard. Picking absolutely one album to share with the world is like picking absolutely one movie to watch for the rest of your life. I really had to think about this and slowly eliminate album by album until I decided that if I had to pick just one, it would be "Figure 8" by Elliott Smith.

    There is something very unique and honest about Elliott Smith. His lyrics tell some amazing stories with great composition. The music ranges from dark to happy and melodic to busy. This was the last album he finished before dying (which was a total loss, he was amazing). It's hard to explain just how great this album is without actually listening to it for yourself. There is a great deal of good musicianship, songwriting, and so much more. I can't recommend it enough. Here are two songs I've picked to share:
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Arac_GhGxwk]Elliott Smith : Junk Bond Trader - YouTube[/ame]
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fq2QKo8n_5g]Elliott Smith - Somebody That I Used To Know - YouTube[/ame]
     
  3. The Slim Shady LP
    no explanation needed

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdXdsF08SWQ]Eminem- Rock Bottom - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AjWIxcVanu8]Role Model - Eminem - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJ1UyztgNl8]Still Don't Give A FUCK By:Eminem (UNCENSORED) - YouTube[/ame]
     
  4. Easy one for me. Fela Kuti's Zombie. The creative sprint he had throughout 71-77 is unmatched by any other artist and Zombie was unquestionably the peak.

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBgewcFh-cg[/ame]
     
  5. Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon.
     

  6. Great stuff, and I noticed you've got a Can album as your sig. You sir, have good taste.
     
  7. the jimi hendrix experience - electric ladyland
     
  8. Queen greatest hits? =p
     
  9. Lightning Bolt- Wonderful Rainbow

    Also, OP, I downloaded the Cistern songs and really liked them
     

  10. Thanks man, I really appreciate it.

    Lightening bolt is cool, I've never actually purchased any of their stuff, but I've wanted to many times. If I get an album, I'll make sure it's that one.
     
  11. #13 Ralta, Mar 24, 2012
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    It'd help to know an album title, genre, hell even a band name would be good :p

    As for my contribution, 'The Holy Bible' by Manic Street Preachers, the lyric in my sig is off there. When a band can pull a cohesive record from such topics as anorexia, the holocaust, feeling like a prostitute and namechecking multiple infamous serial killers; you know its got to be something a bit out-there... Oh, and the lyricist joined the 27 club after being committed to the loony-bin, sometime after carving '4Real' into his arm with a razorblade in front of an interviewer. Typical emo antics obviously; the music is anything but... ;)

    Ex. "He's a boy, you want a girl so tear off his cock/ Tie his hair in bunches, fuck him, call him Rita if you want" Yes
    "I want to walk in the snow, and not leave a footprint/ I want to walk in the snow, and not soil it's purity" 4st7lb
    "If hospitals cure, then prisons must bring their pain...There is never redemption/ Any fool can regret yesterday" Archives of Pain

    http://www.sputnikmusic.com/review/1675/Manic-Street-Preachers-The-Holy-Bible/

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mtwZaRObP8]Manic Street Preachers - Yes - YouTube[/ame]
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wcITpnwzyY]Manics - Die in the Summertime - YouTube[/ame]
     
  12. Fleetwood Mac - Rumors
     
  13. #15 Chipie7896, Mar 24, 2012
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    The three legged dog is Alice in Chains-Alice in Chains.
     
  14. jedi mind tricks - servants in heaven, kings in hell
     
  15. Damn, this is tough as hell. I think I'm gonna have to go with The Stooges "Funhouse". It's got everything that makes rock 'n' roll rock 'n' roll for me, plus it's a succinct album lasting barely over half an hour.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qannFs974gg]The Stooges - Down On The Street - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SD-uF8uisA]The Stooges - T.V. Eye - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNVmV3KtrSc]The Stooges - 1970 - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bX275Crxxc]The Stooges - Fun House - YouTube[/ame]
     
  16. [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjsb2gZIU_o]Mad Season - Above (Full Album) [HD] - YouTube[/ame]
     

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