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Old 01-01-2016, 11:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Oh, why, why, why do I do these things? Can't even use the excuse that I'm drunk, as I don't drink!
Anyway, here we go...

Anyone can recommend ONE discography to me, and I will review it in my main journal. Any genre, but I do reserve the right to refuse any, unlike in "Love or Hate?" I also reserve the right to, once I realise this particular artiste is not for me, dump the discography. Should that happen I will then offer whomever recced it a chance to try again.

I will review the entire STUDIO discography ** over a period of time in my main journal. When I say a period of time, this could stretch to months or even years, and your rec will not be exclusively attended to. I could do one album from yours tomorrow, say, and the next might not be till February or March, or later. So if you rec, please understand that and don't be throwing "when are you getting to the next album dude?" comments at me.

Preferably hit me with something you think I'll enjoy or at least get something out of, because remember, you're not just reccing an album, you're reccing several, maybe double figures. Oh, and the likes of Zorn is out, as I'll be damned if I'm reviewing 459 albums! I won't place an actual limit on any discog, but let's agree to somewhere between 10 - 20 as a max. I don't mind going over that for some, if I accept them, if they look interesting, but I'd prefer not to buckle under the weight before I even start.

All discogs will be reviewed in my main journal, and I may have questions for you about an album or even an artiste. I will do only the basic tracklisting, not any bonus, rare, live or remixed tracks.

Once again: one discography per member, so choose wisely. Also, note the ones I'm already doing for myself, which will are now published, along with the full list so far, in my journal.

As people rec, and I accept, discogs, I will note them here so that nobody ends up reccing the same one. This will NOT be FCFS, as I will choose to do the recs in whatever order I prefer, but all discogs will of course be done in order. If you choose an artiste I have already reviewed an album or albums by, I will link to that review/those reviews when I get to them. Oh, and no instrumental discogs, so probably no post-rock or post-metal. I don't mind doing one or two that occur within an artiste's discography, but not a full discog of instrumental music. And obviously no ambient or classical.

** Studio albums only. This rule will not be changed no matter how much anyone pleads their case. X number of studio albums is enough without going into live albums, EPs and so on.

Current list (will also appear, in alphabetical order, in my journal, along with others I've chosen myself)
Höyry-Kone (grindy)
U2 (Neapolitan)
Sigh (mythsofmetal)
Queensryche (Anteater)
Bathory (The Batlord)
Roxy Music (Pet_Sounds)
Richard Dawson (Frownland)
Blue Oyster Cult (The Identity Matrix)
Robert Wyatt (Plainview)
Mewithoutyou (Mondo Bungle)
Fugazi (Tristan Geoff)
Death Grips (Goofle)
Captain Beefheart (JGuy Grungeman)
Anathema (Zer0)
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Old 01-01-2016, 11:05 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It's prog. They have just two albums. I can't make this any easier.
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Brian Eno. He has a **** ton of records but it has to be the greatest span of albums of any artist, period. Literally every album he's been a part of is incredibly strong and influential. He obviously was also a huge innovator and pioneered ambient music.

Edit: He has some projects with other artists too, most of which are worth hearing. You might cherry pick slightly but I'd recommend:

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Evening Star
-both With Robert Fripp

Cluster and Eno
-With Cluster, obviously. Great Krautrock influenced album

After the Heat
-With Dieter Moebius and Hans-Joachim Roedelius, both from Cluster

Ambient 2: The Plateaux of Mirror
The Pearl
-With Harold Budd

Fourth World, Vol. 1: Possible Musics
-With Jon Hassel

My Life in the Bush of Ghosts
-With David Byrne

Ambient 3: Day of Radiance
-With Laraaji

Wrong Way Up
-With John Cale

Original Soundtracks 1
-With U2/Listed as Passengers
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Brian Eno. He has a **** ton of records but it has to be the greatest span of albums of any artist, period. Literally every album he's been a part of is incredibly strong and influential. He obviously was also a huge innovator and pioneered ambient music.
Listening to 60ish ambient albums? I'm sure TH will be thrilled.
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Listening to 60ish ambient albums? I'm sure TH will be thrilled.
Does he not like Ambient? Didn't know that. Who doesn't like Ambient music?

And there are loads of great Art Rock albums of Eno's too, that deserve a fair listen.
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I love me some Eno (more the rock stuff, but also quite a bit from the ambient end) but too much ambient gets kinda boring at some point. And I'm pretty sure TH would get bored much faster than me.
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It's prog. They have just two albums. I can't make this any easier.
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Brian Eno. He has a **** ton of records but it has to be the greatest span of albums of any artist, period. Literally every album he's been a part of is incredibly strong and influential. He obviously was also a huge innovator and pioneered ambient music.

Edit: He has some projects with other artists too, most of which are worth hearing. You might cherry pick slightly but I'd recommend:
No, I'm not sure you understand. I will accept discogs up to about twenty albums total but I want to do complete ones, so anyone who has like 30 or more is out. I won't be picking this album and that album, I'll be doing them all, which is why I vetoed Zorn and why I placed a limit of sorts on each.
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Does he not like Ambient? Didn't know that. Who doesn't like Ambient music?

And there are loads of great Art Rock albums of Eno's too, that deserve a fair listen.
I do like ambient. I'm not sure I could review a discog of ambient albums though. I've already mentioned I find reviewing even one difficult. Even Vangelis, my favourite composer, would present difficulties here.

Actually, new rule: no instrumental discogs. I don't mind if the artist has one or two instrumental albums, but nobody who doesn't sing at all. I don't think that would be easy for me to do, and it sure would not be much fun to write.
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I love me some Eno (more the rock stuff, but also quite a bit from the ambient end) but too much ambient gets kinda boring at some point. And I'm pretty sure TH would get bored much faster than me.
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Would you ever consider U2? ...maybe the first six?

  1. Boy (1980)
  2. October (1981)
  3. War (1983)
  4. The Unforgettable Fire (1984)
  5. The Joshua Tree (1987)
  6. Rattle and Hum (1988)
  7. Achtung Baby (1991)
  8. Zooropa (1993)
  9. Pop (1997)
  10. All That You Can't Leave Behind (2000)
  11. How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb (2004)
  12. No Line on the Horizon (2009)
  13. Songs of Innocence (2014)
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Would you ever consider U2? ...maybe the first six?

  1. Boy (1980)
  2. October (1981)
  3. War (1983)
  4. The Unforgettable Fire (1984)
  5. The Joshua Tree (1987)
  6. Rattle and Hum (1988)
  7. Achtung Baby (1991)
  8. Zooropa (1993)
  9. Pop (1997)
  10. All That You Can't Leave Behind (2000)
  11. How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb (2004)
  12. No Line on the Horizon (2009)
  13. Songs of Innocence (2014)
U2 is no problem. I'll be doing them all though. Nice call!
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