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Submerge
10-31-2009, 10:18 PM
Hey all. Ever had an album that you just left in your car, CD player, etc. and it played over, over and over again? Yeah, this is for those albums, the ones that you love every track. I'll start this off, hopefully we can keep this to around 5 albums each?

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5.) Ănima by Tool
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/2f/Aenima.jpg

In my opinion, the best Tool album so far. Starts off with a solid pounding track in Stinkfist, then flows into a pair of amazing tracks in Eulogy and H. The intro of Eulogy really gets me going, and the actual song is great of course, killer riffs. Then the build up @ 5:00, turning into silence then into a nice mellow groove. I love Eulogy too :3. H. is a really nice track to just relax and listen to, I like to listen to it when I'm going to sleep. Then comes the "Intro tracks" as I like to call them. Useful Idiot, Message to Harry Manback, Intermission, Die Eir Von Satan, Cesaro Summability, and (-) Ions all are intrumental parts usually just with sound effects, or random spoken word stuff like Message to Harry Manback and (-) Ions. Forty Six & 2 and Ănima are within my top 3 favourite Tool tracks ever, along with Schism from Lateralus. The rest of the album is pretty much on par with Eulogy, H., Stinkfist, etc. Just a great album that I can listen to over and over again.

4.) Nevermind by Nirvana
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/b7/NirvanaNevermindalbumcover.jpg

My favourite album from the 90's, and the 90's are my favourite decade in music. Hopefully everyone and their dog has listened to this album a few times over, so you should know why this is here. My first real development into good music is when I was 10 or 11 and hearing Smells Like Teen Spirit. I then picked up the album, and was introduced to the world of Grunge which introduced me into some of my favourite bands like Alice In Chains, Foo Fighters, Nirvana (duh), Pearl Jam, etc. Every track on this album is gold, and I pretty much like them all equally. I do have a soft spot for Breed as it was the first song I learned to play on my drums. :)

3.) The Number of the Beast by Iron Maiden
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Wow. My introduction into metal, which came after my introduction into grunge. The first Maiden song I heard was Run to the Hills, so I immediately bought the album. After 3 months the album hadn't left my CD player (I had most of my music on the computer, but I liked the CD player's sound more so I always played it from there). Honestly, this was my gateway album in which I found tons of bands because I loved the sound of the guitars, the amazing bass work of Steve Harris, the wailing vocals of Bruce, and the drums which Nikko isn't even playing on this album! From T#otB, I became introduced to stuff like Black Sabbath to Megadeth to Pantera to Death to At the Gates. My gateway to metal, plus I love every song to death. It was also the first entire album I learned to play on drums.

2.) Crack the Skye by Mastodon
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This might be slightly biased as this was released in March, but never before have I fallen so hard and fast for anything involving music. Brann Dailor is also my favourite drummer ever and I use a lot of Brann-esque stuff in my playing. Every song is amaaaaaazzzzzzzing. Oblivion is as good of an opening track as I've heard, Divinations is probably my 2nd favourite song by Mastodon (most listened to on Last.fm, but that doesn't count CD plays or record plays, etc.), and the rest of the album is as good if not better than those two. I'd have to say The Czar is my favourite song by Mastodon, and the play count would be higher if it wasn't 10 minutes long. That's three plays of Divinations for every play of The Czar! Anyway, this slot could change any time, but then again so could any other slot. But as of the exact moment in time, it sits @ #2.

1.) The Second Stage Turbine Blade by Coheed and Cambria
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My favourite band, my favourite album. I've seen them once already and I'm seeing them again this August in support of Heaven & Hell. This whole album has probably been played uncountable times from start to finish in everything that I can fit a CD in. I love it so much I bought the re-release version also just for the 3 bonus tracks that were only Elf Tower and two demos :|. But alas, I can't get enough of this album and I don't think this place will ever change, unless some new crazy good band comes and moves it. But I've never found anything I like more. I'm actually getting the dragonfly tattoo'd onto the inside of my bicep once I get the money.

Yeah, there ya go. How about everyone else then, eh?

Cookie Monsta
10-31-2009, 10:58 PM
Mine is as follows:

1). Ressurection by Tupac Shakur
-This album contains many songs that reveal Tupac's mellow side, and it showed me alot of people have the wrong preception of him, and most of his lyrics relate to my life.

2). Want by 3OH!3
-Just pure cool, one of those ones you just nod your head to. :D

3) Chinese Democracy by Guns'N'Rose
-Hard-Rock, how it's meant to be played :)

Tombi
10-31-2009, 11:21 PM
5
Metallica (The Black Album) - Metallica
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The first metal album I heard properly, with its first track- Enter Sandman- being the first metal song I actually took in.
Sad but True, the second track, remains one of my favourite songs, and everything else on the album is pretty much perfect
in my eyes, although The Black Album has a reputation for being, um, sh*t. Nothing Else Matters has my favourite short solo
and The Struggle Within is the song that persuaded me to look deeper into metal. Kudos to Metallica.

4
By the Light of the Northern Star - Třr
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My favourite album this year, probably. Hold the Heathen Hammer High is a song that everybody likes
whether you're a metalhead or a complete utter chav. Into the Storm has an amazing rhythm
and songs ina foreign tongue such as Trˇndur*Ý Gřtu and Turiđ Torkilsdˇttir are absolutely incredible.
Awesome job.

-UNDER CONSTRUCTION-

Pokemon_Ron
11-01-2009, 01:03 AM
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This is the first album that I truly fell in love with. From the starting guitar riff to the opening track "Our lawyer made us change the name of this song so we wouldn't get sued" to the dance floor anthem "Dance, Dance". This album is a must buy since it is in my opinion, Fall Out Boy's best record to date.

The Maple Syrup Baptist
11-01-2009, 07:34 AM
Submerge, I agree that Crack The Skye is stellar. It's my pick for album of the year.

As for my current all-time favorite album, and the one that gets the most plays when I'm driving:

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_wDp28cs3CI0/SHNjtZankyI/AAAAAAAAATM/3MBUfIm13Qs/s400/Ghost%2BReveries.jpg

Quite possibly the closest thing I've ever heard to musical perfection. Progressive Metal mastery, hell it's musical mastery in general. Every moment is essential and spectacular. My favorite song from this masterpiece is The Baying Of The Hounds, one of the few songs I've ever heard that I consider flawless.

I think you'd dig Ghost Reveries, and all of Opeth's work, Submerge, as you seem to like Progressive music like Mastodon, Tool, and Coheed And Cambria.

Viva la Gofre
12-02-2009, 12:53 PM
In no particular order:
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http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/20/Hot-Fuss.jpg
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Powerman 6k
12-06-2009, 05:02 PM
Submerge, I agree that Crack The Skye is stellar. It's my pick for album of the year.

As for my current all-time favorite album, and the one that gets the most plays when I'm driving:

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_wDp28cs3CI0/SHNjtZankyI/AAAAAAAAATM/3MBUfIm13Qs/s400/Ghost%2BReveries.jpg

Quite possibly the closest thing I've ever heard to musical perfection. Progressive Metal mastery, hell it's musical mastery in general. Every moment is essential and spectacular. My favorite song from this masterpiece is The Baying Of The Hounds, one of the few songs I've ever heard that I consider flawless.

I think you'd dig Ghost Reveries, and all of Opeth's work, Submerge, as you seem to like Progressive music like Mastodon, Tool, and Coheed And Cambria.

Of course, Mitch >_> That's so typical of you xD



Well, let me start out by saying that this is an excellent thread idea. I'm surprised that no one's ever done this yet D:


Five!
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Far better than their previous CD, Lullabies to Paralyze,
Era Vulgaris starts out with awesome music.
When I first picked up this CD
while I was in New Orleans (Skullyz; if you haven't been to Skullyz Recordz
while you were in the Big Easy, then hit yourself in the face),
and as soon as I popped in to my CD player,
I was blown away by it's fast, sexy, smooth
and naughty vocals, chords, drums and not to mention it's lyrics.
Joshua Homme at his finest!
Now, "Turnin' On the Screw" sounds a little
too poppy to be Queens of the Stone Age.
It's sounds all too much like Eagles of Death Metal.
But, that doesn't mean it still isn't an amazing work of art. Favorites:
"Turnin' On the Screw", "Into the Hollow", "Battery Acid",
"Make It Wit Chu", "3's and 7's" and "Era Vulgaris (Ft. Trent Reznor".
Now tell me, is the fact that Trent Reznor is singing in that song not awesome?
And if you're a TRUE fan of Queens of the Stone Age, then stop saying
QOTSA. I'll QOTSA you >_>!
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Four!
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Brilliant is just an understatement for
Modest Mouse's VERY excellent album.
In fact, I don't even have the words to even begin
how great and joyous this CD is.
My favorite tracks are as follows:
"World at Large", "All Float On", "Ocean Breathes Salty",
"The Devil's Workday" and "Black Cadillacs".
Okay, not joyous, but freakin' awesome.
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Three!
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Tool is well known for their unique sound and odd videos (don't even get me started),
and since Mr. Awesome already used Ănima as one of his CDs,
I'm not about to copy him by using it as well.
10,000 Days is evenly as amazing as their chart topping one,
if not better.
Now, you may be thinking "Why are you reviewing 10,000 Days?!" well, I'll tell you why.
Since Ănima was already chosen by somebody, and since this is their last work (for now, I hope),
it was an amazing CD.
"The Pot", "Vicarious", "Rosetta Stoned" and even "Right in Two"
are actually my favorite tracks.
Don't be surprised by my number two pick xD!
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Deux!

http://hatedpig.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/crack_the_skye.jpg

Ride the tides of BLOOD!

Ahhh, the mighty sounds of pure ROCK! Mastodon has
done it again, and this time, with a true blue instrumental sound
of rock genius. As many times as people have mentioned this
CD in the forums, in their threads, many times in posts and
even on this thread, I hate to admit it... No wait, no I don't!
They're right. Take their and my word for it, this CD kicks ass.
It starts out with "Oblivion", heavy, epic and... Southern-ish. Troy's Georgian
accent gets me every time in this song, and for good reason too. It's amazing.
I have no favorites on this CD, except for maybe "Oblivion", "Divinations" and "The Czar".
I hate to say it, but this CD is not number one. Sorry! :D As good as it is... There's
always better. And here it is, folks!
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A compilation of their GREATEST songs, EVER!
Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and John Bonham (R.I.P.)
at their finest release YET. Sure, Led Zeppelin IV
was very good, but this has their greatest.
Included is a DVD of live footage, videos and what-not,
and that's just the beginning. Songs like "Black Dog", "Over the Hills and Far Away",
"Achilles's Last Stand" and yes... "Immigrant Song", who wouldn't want to buy
this album? Led Zeppelin is unarguably the greatest rock band to step foot on this earth.
Sorry to sound like a sell out, or a "poser",
but I love Led Zeppelin. They will always be my favorite band,
ever. And better yet, they STILL refuse to sign with Guitar Hero.
Kudos, Robert Plant, KUDOS indeed!

ROCK ON!



(oh, the edit seems better to me. I messed up a little xD I was still tired, so give me a break)

Haze
12-11-2009, 04:28 PM
In no order

The Wall - Pink Floyd
The Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden
Pyromania - Def Leppard
Appetite for Destruction - Guns N' Roses
Painkiller - Judas Priest
Boston - Boston

I get six because I'm cool like that

Psychedelic Shroomish
12-11-2009, 04:30 PM
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Cucumber
12-19-2009, 03:21 PM
(5.)http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w34/Urajje/doppelganger.jpg
The amount of uniqueness that comes out of this album amazes me and always keeps me listening no matter what.

(4.)http://i431.photobucket.com/albums/qq37/KyleIzGreat/homesick.jpg
A Day To Remember really introduced me to music I really never listened to. I mainly bought this album in the first place because they are pretty local in my area and to see a band come out of here and really rise was great. I got this album after seeing them at Warped Tour and I have loved it ever since.

(3.)http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u59/Atesman/californication.jpg
My mother told me to buy this album for my dad for a Christmas gift back when I was around 6. Later on in my life when I was around 12 I saw this laying around and asked my dad if I could listen to it and he said sure. So I went back to my room and kept it playing for about an entire 5 months. I'm still not tired of this album and I don't think I will be.

(2.)http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd41/shebaencasey/nevermind_cover.jpg
This is the first album I ever listened to. This entire album just represents a lot of my life and brings back so many good memories for me.

(1.)http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f164/spazstic/Atreyu/VR249_ATREYU.jpg
Not much I can really say except that I like every single song on this album. I love the style, and how everything is played and put together on this album.