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Old 04-25-2009, 12:45 PM   #21 (permalink)
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mad capsules and Bush, brilliant, Tore really rates that album aswell but I don't have it, my favourite has always been Never For Ever. It's almost a dilemma that someone can be such a great and uncanny composer and songwriter whilst probably being the sexiest sack of bones to ever don a leotard... you just don't get that all-rounder quality in your female solo artists today. Except for one who shall not be named .

Only takes a couple of youtube interviews to realise she is as mad as a barrel of mountain goats though
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Old 04-25-2009, 01:22 PM   #22 (permalink)
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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
Do you have a link for this perchance? I only have Cistim Confliqt and it's the shit when you need a blast of noise.
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Old 04-25-2009, 01:51 PM   #23 (permalink)
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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
This is my favourite debut ever. To have such an album and such music made by such a young girl is really amazing .. As I wrote in my review, Kate Bush should be an inspiration to all young, up and coming artists.
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Old 04-25-2009, 06:14 PM   #24 (permalink)
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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
Ive been searching record stores for this for YEARS, havent found it yet. I'm glad you have so many good things to say about it, their debut is one of those records that seems un-toppable.
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Old 04-25-2009, 06:15 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Joanna Newsom - the Milk Eyed Mender
Year: 2004

I rated this in my review corner at 9.7 which I still think is pretty accurate. This is not only a great album but it's also teeming with suprising new things. Newsom's vocals are just a joy to behold, and her lyrics are even better and she's a looker to boot! If all indie was like this I'd be giving up prog forever, but unfortunately it was not to be so. Far better than her contemporaries Newsom excells, while I wasn't a massive fan of Ys I do really hope she'll release another album soon. Most of you should be familiar with her, but if you're not get off your arse and get it.

3 Choice Tracks: Inflammatory Writ, This Side of the Blue, The Book of Right On
I love this album, very different from what I usually listen to however. Such a strange voice i could see how some could hate it. Btw for some reason I crave plums, peaches and pears when i listen to The Milk Eyed Mender.

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Old 04-25-2009, 07:06 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Album 992



Myrkgrav - Trollskau, Skrømt og Kølabrenning
Year: 2006

The first metal album of the list, and it's most certainly deserving, the original list would never have included anything like this, because with the exception of Venom's "Black Metal" which isn't really extreme metal per se, they didn't include anything out of the metal mainstream. I can't see why, a lot of people enjoy this music, and a lot of more people would if they actually gave it an honest shot, or even heard about it. For the first of the "extreme" metal albums on this list, this one is rather accessible, and for a full review and some youtube videos, head over to my review corner in a few hours when it's approved. This album is more on the melodic side, however utilising mainly guitars for that melody so it stays very much metal. It's quite accessible so I do urge everyone to at least give it a try, it will be worth your while. This is an album to listen to alone, in a dark room with no distractions, that way you can really let your imagination run free.

3 Choice Tracks: Fela Etter’n Far, Tre Skygger Tel Kølbrennern Kom, De To Spellemenn
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I love this album, very different from what I usually listen to however. Such a strange voice i could see how some could hate it. Btw for some reason I crave plums, peaches and pears when i listen to The Milk Eyed Mender.
The album pales in comparison to Ys.
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Since this is a 1001 albums you should LISTEN to before you die, a little teaser I think would be nice every 10 albums, so here you go folks! the first one!

1001 - 992 Compilation Album

1. Joanna Newsom - The Book of Right-On (4:29)
2. The Fall - New Face In Hell (5:41)
3. Captain Beefheart - The Clouds Are Full Of Wine (Not Whiskey Or Rye) (2:46)
4. John Martyn - Go Easy (4:13)
5. Eloy - Atlantis' Agony at June 5th-8498, 13 P.M. Gregorian Earthtime (15:39)
6. Kate Bush - Strange Phenomena (2:58)
7. The Mad Capsule Markets - Fly High (3:51)
8. Violent Femmes - Black Girls (5:42)
9. Birds and Buildings - Chakra Khan (5:56)
10. Myrkgrav - Fela etter'n far (5:22)

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Album 991



Jethro Tull - Thick As A Brick
Year: 1972

The definition of prog rock epic. Jethro Tull's tongue in cheek effort manages to actually be a brilliant piece of prog while satirising the entire genre at the same time. The great backstory of the album helps as well, but since it's all about stuff you should "listen to" the music is far more important. Featuring catchy acoustic and electric riffs and lyrics that will stick in your head until the day you die it manages to have enough pop sensibility to be accessible to nearly everyone. Despite the lenghty song (there is only one) it never gets boring, all the various movements and melodies all incoporated into the same theme work brilliantly to deliver the desired effect. To appreciate this album get familiar with it, and then put it on instead of the music of whatever game you're playing, it's brilliant.

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