The Best Album Ever.

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Post by forge » Sat Sep 02, 2006 3:55 am

Sales Dude McBoob wrote:
forge wrote:
headquest wrote:I think I'll educate myself by buying some of these suggestions...
I bought Sea change last night, now I'm previewing Vespertine by Bjork thanks to Mr Sales dude - she's another one I've neglected as I once loved her, more than her cat clearly does
Vespertine is magic. Check out Cocoon. The beat is built-up around the sound of a field recording of Bjork walking through snow.
thanks - I didnt really get a chance to preview it properly - and itunes preview is so shit anyway that it will play you 30 seconds of an intro with nothing happening - beatport has far better previewing

but as you just sent this reply I went over and clicked buy - so you'd better be right!! :twisted:

but I'm so impressed thus far with the last semi blind purchase based on this thread - listening to sea change again now and WOW - thanks mr Spikee for that one

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Post by forge » Sat Sep 02, 2006 3:58 am

BTW - have you got medulla? is that as good as vespertine?

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Post by forge » Sat Sep 02, 2006 5:28 am

lifeafter2am wrote:
mcconaghy wrote: Portishead - Dummy
Massive Attack - Protection
Those are two AMAZING albums! They would have been next on my list.
listening to Protection now and it just occurred to me that they were 12 years ago

I just cant believe that

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Post by Pitch Black » Sat Sep 02, 2006 7:37 am

good art is timeless, innit?

The only thing that "dates" Protection for me is how unmaximised it is. If you rip it to your hard drive and look at the waveform, sure it's not as loud as CDs today, but DAMN does it sound warm, open, fat etc. :D

Freq Nasty said something about that album, that it is a very "street" album in style, but it has had a "big room" i.e. in-a-flash-studio mix.

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Post by forge » Sat Sep 02, 2006 8:44 am

Pitch Black wrote:good art is timeless, innit?

The only thing that "dates" Protection for me is how unmaximised it is. If you rip it to your hard drive and look at the waveform, sure it's not as loud as CDs today, but DAMN does it sound warm, open, fat etc. :D

Freq Nasty said something about that album, that it is a very "street" album in style, but it has had a "big room" i.e. in-a-flash-studio mix.
well, yeah definitely - but I wasnt even meaning in that sense - I just couldnt believe it was 12 years ago that it was out - the scary thing about life is every year older you are the smaller a percentage of your life a year is so it speeds up

Youth is indeed wasted on the young! :lol:

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Post by Pitch Black » Sat Sep 02, 2006 9:38 am

"First you spend your youth acquiring wealth, then you spend your wealth acquiring youth." :cry:

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Post by even » Sat Sep 02, 2006 9:42 am

tool - lateralus
massive attack - 100th window
skalpel - konfusion
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Post by Emissary » Sat Sep 02, 2006 10:59 am

Orbital: insides
William Orbit:strange cargo 3
Hybrid: Wide angle
Aphex twin: Druqks
Ulrich Schnauss: A Strangely Isolated Place

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Post by Emissary » Sat Sep 02, 2006 11:01 am

forge wrote:BTW - have you got medulla? is that as good as vespertine?
medulla is awesome, not quite as good as vespertine, but nearlly so.

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Post by forge » Sat Sep 02, 2006 11:32 am

Emissary wrote:
forge wrote:BTW - have you got medulla? is that as good as vespertine?
medulla is awesome, not quite as good as vespertine, but nearlly so.
thqanks - might check that out next - think I just spent my album budget for the month....maybe year though!

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Post by Benshik » Sat Sep 02, 2006 12:08 pm

Pixies - all their albums (probably some of the best melodic songwriting ever)
Massive attack - Mezzanine

these two bands are among my favortites. they make great albums, ie coherent and packed with equally good songs, which is not often the case...
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Post by Able2Live8 » Sat Sep 02, 2006 2:04 pm

Wish You Were Here-Pink Floyd
Oxygen-Jean-Michell Jarre
Middle Of Nowhere-Orbital
OK Computer-Radiohead
Dark Side Of The Moon-Pink Floyd
40oz. To Freedom-Sublime
Music For The Jilted Generation-Prodigy
The Decline-NOFX
Make Yourself-Incubus
Dig Your Own Holle-The Chemical Brothers
Plans-Death Cab For Cutie
Dookie-Green Day
PIPER AT THE GATES OF DAWN-Pink Floyd

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Post by Able2Live8 » Sat Sep 02, 2006 2:09 pm

T H E P I P E R A T T H E G A T E S O F D A W N - PINK FLOYD

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Post by forge » Tue Sep 05, 2006 2:36 am

I just had to come back and add, I just found the cocteau twins "heaven or Las Vegas" and what a stunning album - it has to be included

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Post by jyoty » Tue Sep 05, 2006 2:53 am

forge wrote:I just had to come back and add, I just found the cocteau twins "heaven or Las Vegas" and what a stunning album - it has to be included
agreed !

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