The Best Album Ever.

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Spikee
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The Best Album Ever.

Post by Spikee » Thu Aug 31, 2006 11:17 pm

This week I made a realization -- as I was driving in my car running some errands for my business, I'm listening to this album and each song that comes up is a new feeling, joy, sadness, awe... and I'm thinking about how great this album is and how it's got to be one of the greatest ever (IMHO) and it dawned on me -- in my own personal taste, this is the greatest album ever. And it knocked my long time favorite album off of its pedestal.

That album? Sea Change, by Beck. And I'm not even a Beck fan really... but that album is the quintessential work of art to me, it is perfect in every way. You can really feel the emotion in the songs, and you can appreciate the craftsmanship that went into the composition and the production.

So, what are your favorite albums of all time? Here's the rules -- up to 5 so the list doesn't get too dense, no "OHMIGOD that album sux!" or junk like that, let's just see what the Ableton community would want in their backpack if they were marooned on an island.

My other four:

Quique -- Seefeel
Second Toughest In The Infants -- Underworld
Dark Side Of The Moon -- Pink Floyd
Lost Souls -- Doves

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Post by my_volcanic » Thu Aug 31, 2006 11:36 pm

appetite for destruction - guns n roses
the downward spiral - nine inch nails
arise, therfore - palace music
music has the right to children - boards of canada


cant think of a fifth
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Post by slow riot » Thu Aug 31, 2006 11:49 pm

5 is tough, but anyway...

Super Furry Animals - Outspaced
Animal Collective - Sung Tongs
of Montreal -The Gay Parade
Ultramarine - Every Man and Woman is a Star
Kevin Ayers - Joy of a Toy
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Post by lifeafter2am » Thu Aug 31, 2006 11:57 pm

I agree, five is really tough!! The first two are the albums that got me started in eletronic music.

Paul Oakenfold - Global Underground 002: New York (I know it says 007 on the website, but I have it in front of me and its 002)
Crystal Method - Vegas
DJ Shadow - Entroducing
Dj Krush and Toshinori Kondo - Ki-Oku

and last but certainly not least
Sasha - Involver (without this and his radio one mix, I would have never ever known about my new favorite program!!!)

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Post by awkword » Fri Sep 01, 2006 12:10 am

Talk Talk "Laughing Stock"
Akufen "My Way"
ISIS "Oceanic"
William Basinski "The Disintegration Loops I-IV"
Broken Social Scene "You Forgot it in People"

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Post by aquarian » Fri Sep 01, 2006 12:27 am

Radiohead - Amnesiac
DJ Shadow - Entroducing
Organized Konfusion - The Extinction Agenda
Aceyalone - A Book of Human Language
Osanna - Milano Calibro 9

All these albums changed the way I view music. It was tough to cut it to five.

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Post by DeadlyKungFu » Fri Sep 01, 2006 12:56 am

Michael Bolton - Timeless: The Classics
Eddie Money - Where's the Party?
Milli Vanilli - Girl You Know It's True
Ricky Martin - Me Amaras
Celine Dion - Let's Talk About Love

So many to choose from but those have been in heavy rotation for years.

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Post by philipbarrett » Fri Sep 01, 2006 2:20 am

Hard question! Way to reveal your soul?

1) Little Feat - Feat's Don't Fail Me Now
2) Yellow Magic Orchestra - Solid State Survivor
3) Vangelis - Blade Runner Motion Soundtrack
4) Supertramp - Breakfast In America
5) KLF - White Room

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Post by polyslax » Fri Sep 01, 2006 2:21 am

DeadlyKungFu wrote:Michael Bolton - Timeless: The Classics
Eddie Money - Where's the Party?
Milli Vanilli - Girl You Know It's True
Ricky Martin - Me Amaras
Celine Dion - Let's Talk About Love

So many to choose from but those have been in heavy rotation for years.
Right on, bro! Finally someone making sense in this thread. :lol:
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Post by paolo topaz » Fri Sep 01, 2006 2:27 am

The Stones Roses debut album

Timeless!
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Post by exper » Fri Sep 01, 2006 2:56 am

Disintegration - The Cure
Loveless - My Bloody Valentine
Closer - Joy Division

Music Has a Right to Children - Boards of Canada
Selected Ambient Works Vol. 2 - Aphex Twin
EP7 - Autechre

Sorry, I know that is 6, but I separated them into electronic and rock.

Mea Culpa.

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Post by mcconaghy » Fri Sep 01, 2006 3:11 am

Genesis - The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway
Leftfield - Leftism
Portishead - Dummy
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
Massive Attack - Protection

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Post by lifeafter2am » Fri Sep 01, 2006 3:27 am

mcconaghy wrote: Portishead - Dummy
Massive Attack - Protection
Those are two AMAZING albums! They would have been next on my list.

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Post by Pitch Black » Fri Sep 01, 2006 3:28 am

Leftfield - Leftism
Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense
Massive Attack - Protection
Yello - The New Mix in One Go
The Orb - Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld

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Post by Johnisfaster » Fri Sep 01, 2006 3:35 am

portishead - portishead
apparat - silizium ep.
radiohead - kid a

can't think of anything now.

bands that I think deserve to be on such a list. grandaddy and queen.
It was as if someone shook up a 6 foot can of blood soda and suddenly popped the top.

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