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Old 04-23-2009, 02:29 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Woah that guy looks like the guy from Nirvana at first glance. Not Foo Fighter guy but the other one.
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Old 04-23-2009, 03:16 PM   #12 (permalink)
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So I have decided, I'm going to try my absolute best, to not include any album from the original list, or have more than one album per band. But this is 1001 albums here, so it might get hairy in the last 300 or so albums. We'll see how it goes.

Album 997



Eloy - Ocean
Year: 1977

Eloy are often overlooked by a lot of part-time prog fans, and they don't really fit into the krautrock movement so they're ignored by them too. But what we have here is something that just screams mastepiece. I mean come on, it's a concept album about the rise and fall of Atlantis, can you get any more prog? Every part of this album just flows so brilliantly together and it's just amazing how criminally underrated it is in the grand scheme of things. This is an album that has to be heard in one sitting, the sequence is just so amazingly important. One thing that strikes me about it, is the drumming. Jürgen Rosenthal here has created one of the finest examples of prog drumming, shame it was so late in the game. Even the vocals add their own distinctive brilliant edge, it wouldn't be the same without Bornemann's german charm.

3 Choice Tracks: Read: 4 track Concept Album
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Old 04-23-2009, 03:20 PM   #13 (permalink)
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you're a mentalist for doing this! If you can be arsed you should add links to each album (via the 'permalink' option in the top right of each post) in the first post or just list the titles you've done so far; in a few months I won't be bothered to flick through a zillion pages to read a review. music!
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Old 04-23-2009, 03:59 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Old 04-23-2009, 03:59 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I have 30 posts per page. Also going to play the choice tracks of the lbums so far in my show tonight
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Old 04-24-2009, 12:42 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Album 996



Kate Bush - The Kick Inside
Year: 1978

For a debut, this album shows incredible maturity from a 19 year old girl, especially considering she had been writing the songs for 6 years. Her untrained, and wild voice dances around this album in a way not seen in her later, often more respected works. The sheer uniqueness of the album itself just makes it an obvious choice for the list. Bush's songwriting skills really do shine, and it's an absolutely great pop album. You really don't get talent like this in mainstream media anymore, especially not talent that write their own lyrics. Listen to this album with an open mind, everyone's heard Wuthering Heights and yes it's a great song, but there are so many more to explore. Sit back, and listen to the lyrics, try to imagine what it was like hearing this in 1978, especially considering the vocals and how young Kate was at the time.

3 Choice Tracks: Strange Phenomena, Wuthering Heights, Room For The Life
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Old 04-24-2009, 01:39 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Kate Bush Patti Smith gave us attitude. Deboarah Harry gave us sex appeal and Kate Bush gave us sensuality. Great pick.
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Old 04-24-2009, 08:39 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Album 995



The Mad Capsule Markets - 010
Year: 2001

Yes, the year is the Japanese release. This album is so amazingly full of win that it's hard to describe. It's digital hardcore, or whatever the hell you want to classify it as. Either way it's catchy, different, heavy and just batshit insane at the same time. Nothing on this album is natural, but why should it be? Even though this album is a bit more accessible than their other albums it's still incredibly far off the wall. You wouldn't find stuff like this on the original list, because they were playing it way too safe. Why make a list about 1001 albums you have to listen to, when they're all going to sound the same. This album, and the whole band is just so different everyone has to give them at least a try, they'll be richer for it. Anyways great band and great album.

3 Choice Tracks: Gaga Life, Kumo, Fly High
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Old 04-24-2009, 10:36 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Album 994



Violent Femmes - Hallowed Ground
Year: 1984

Everyone and their dog has heard their debut, but how many can say they've heard their far more mature second offering? This oftimes overlty religious album shows a far higher standard in songwriting and musicianship than their self titled debut. Gordon Gano gets a little bit more control, for the better in this case. The whole album is a lot darker and as a whole gives a much more satisfying listen than their debut. And what makes this album even better is the freak out instrumental section in Black Girls, which is something Gentle Giant would be proud of. This is an album you want to play with a cold beer while sitting with your friends and just talking about life, but get familiar with the album first, then you can divert your attention.

3 Choice Tracks: Country Death Song, I Know It's True but I'm Sorry to Say, Black Girls
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Album 993



Birds and Buildings - Bantam to Behemoth
Year: 2008

It's a recent one, and still pretty unknown but this is going to be pretty big in prog circles in the next few years. Imagine a mix of King Crimson, Gentle Giant, Camel, Magma and Mahavishnu Orchestra, throw in modern production and bam! Epic album. This album is very jazzy, but eclectic enough not to be thrown in totally with the Canterbury scene. For such a recent album it sounds very magnificent and incredibly well matured. There's always something new to hear and discover and the flow just makes it an absolute pleasure to listen to. Aside from all the comparisons it's a massively interesting album regardless of who you've heard, powerful, fast and intricate it's everything that makes prog great, and with the mix there is something very new and personal and the energy is matching the level of Bedlam in Goliath, while the music is nowhere near as abrasive. This is one to get familiar with first and then throw on when very much under the influence of your favourite drug, legal or otherwise.

3 Choice Tracks: Birds Flying Into Buildings, Caution Congregates And Forms A Storm, Chakra Khan
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