If it's crap ... We'll tell you
I'm on the hunt for good music and I'm on the hunt for albums that people consider to be perfect, timeless, and classic. Share the albums you think are perfect.
Here are the ones from my collection that I can think of off the top of my head.
Adele - 19
I think this is one of the best debut albums of all time. Soulful, emotional, and overall well produced. Every time Adele sings i could feel her pain pierce through the emotional part of my brain. This album also is very personal to me because it helped me get through a break up. Actually I don't know if it helped or actually prolonged my grieving period but damn this girl could sing!
Maroon 5 - Songs about Jane
Back when Maroon 5 transformed from being a generic pop-rock band (Kara's Flowers) and before they became a generic pop-electro band (present Maroon 5), they had the album that made them a world wide house hold name. Songs about Jane is as personal as it gets with one's afflictions after being in a relationship. Music-wise the songs range from being funk (Shiver), jazz (Sunday Morning), and rock (Harder to Breathe). This album showed a heavy Stevie Wonder influence as well (Tangled, the Sun).
John Mayer - Continuum
I feel the blues influence in this album. I like the message in the song "Belief" and I like how his guitar riffs sound throughout the album. Above all else I like the line,"I'm in repair. I'm not together but I'm getting there."
Kanye West - The College Dropout
Soul beats. Raps about working a minimum wage job. Actually rapping about faith. A song that was more like an E! True Hollywood Story as the ending of the album (Last Call). This album made me fall in love all over again with hip-hop. This album made people that I know who took a slight snub at hip-hop actually like hip-hop from then on.
Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour
This album seemed so bizarre starting from the cover. I just have an affinity to it for some reason. Goo Goo G'Joob!
The Bird and the Bee - Rayguns are Not Just the Future
I don't care if people call me a hipster for liking this band. This album has that 60s feel to it but then again I think that's the whole band's schtick. Korey brought them up and praised their music in an episode of Let's Do This. So I guess there's another recommendation. I recommend listening to "Polite Dance Song" because if you actually listen to the lyrics it's pretty much a party rap song.
Queen - Wembley Stadium '86
This is probably the best concert album I have ever heard. Freddie Mercury's voice sounded so mature and even more brilliant than during Queen's first few albums. It's really amazing how much energy the band has for an almost 2 hour concert. I rarely see this kind of energy in today's artists even when the concert is only 90 minutes. And of course this is the concert where the image of Freddie Mercury in his yellow jacket became an iconic image. I would also recommend the DVD or Blu-Ray of the concert.
In my humble opinion:
Slint - Spiderland
Soundgarden - Superunknown
Black Flag - Damaged
Elliott Smith - Elliott Smith
Beck - Mutations
Tool - Aenima
Sonic Youth - EVOL
Queens of the Stone Age - Queens of the Stone Age
Faith No More - Angel Dust
Radiohead - OK Computer
Pavement - Slanted and Enchanted
going to dig out my telly savalas album and recreate these bu i'd have to stand quite far away for the perspective to be right
I'm going to represent the rock aspect of this thread.
Metallica - Master Of Puppets
Green Day - Nimrod
Iron Maiden - Powerslave
The Offspring - Smash
Rush - Moving Pictures
The Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik
Nine Inch Nails - Pretty Hate Machine
Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger, Superunknown, & Down On The Upside - They all are masterful. I can't really choose which record is my favorite.
Alter Bridge - Blackbird & ABIII
The Foo Fighters - One By One & The Color And The Shape
Anthrax - Among The Living
Dream Theater - Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From A Memory
Arcade Fire - The Suburbs
Megadeth - Rust In Peace
Mastodon - Crack The Skye
Deftones - White Pony
Rage Against The Machine - The Battle Of Los Angeles
Tool - Aenima
Weezer - The Blue Album & Pinkerton
System Of A Down - Toxicity
Pantera - Cowboys From Hell
Slayer - Seasons In The Abyss
I agree with you there on Toxicity. Their best album's either Toxicity or Steal This Album, but I could never really decide one definite album that's better than the rest.
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