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Old 07-15-2013, 06:32 PM   #121 (permalink)
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I really want to give Marley a decent shout, so can anyone point me to one of his classic albums? Choosing "Legend" just seems pointless: I'm going to know most of the tracks anyway... Thanks.
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Old 07-15-2013, 08:43 PM   #122 (permalink)
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I really want to give Marley a decent shout, so can anyone point me to one of his classic albums? Choosing "Legend" just seems pointless: I'm going to know most of the tracks anyway... Thanks.
Exodus (1977) and Uprising (1980) are the two best studio albums by Marley. Don't do Legend...everybody in the world has reviewed the anthology.
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Old 07-16-2013, 03:08 AM   #123 (permalink)
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I love Survival (1979). That's my vote for his best.


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Old 07-16-2013, 03:50 AM   #124 (permalink)
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I probably started to get into heavy metal around ten years ago, and I only got into Judas Priest, I think, last year. I thought that was bad enough!

I don't know what it was about Priest, but they just never did it for me. They seemed to be somewhat of a novelty, yet at the same time I was going ape**** over Iron Maiden, who I do not consider a novelty band (there are fun, novelty elements within) but lets face it, if one is then the other is as well!

I never really tried in all honesty for years, I just heard odd tracks here and there and wasn't convinced. I finally checked out British Steel and, I think, Painkiller and thought they were OK but then shelved them and didn't revisit them. The turning point for me, was Vanilla was telling me how much she loved Judas Priest and so I decided to revisit again - and all of a sudden those albums just clicked with me. Since then I've listened to most of their records by now, watched some documentaries, watched some live DVDs and generally just been loving them.

So yeah, Vanilla got me into Judas Priest.
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Old 07-16-2013, 11:48 AM   #125 (permalink)
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Hmm. Could it be? Could our own Vanilla be a worthy challenger to the Lord of True Metal himself, the Batlord? The earth trembles at the very notion...
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Old 07-16-2013, 12:25 PM   #126 (permalink)
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I downloaded this one. Thanks for the rec


Is there any reason why you'd recommend this one, instead of, say Songs in the Key of Life? Is this one more accessible?

I just prefer it to Songs in the Key of Life, I think Talking Book is a better album than Songs in the key of life aswell. The Original Musiquarium is a good album to get into Stevie Wonder with, its a compilation but it isn't full of huge hits, definitely worth a listen if you're interested in Stevie Wonder and not quite sure where to start.

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Old 07-17-2013, 01:05 PM   #128 (permalink)
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Title: Exodus
Artiste: Bob Marley and the Wailers
Year: 1977
Chronological position: Ninth album
Previous experience of this artiste?: Just the singles: not a big reggae fan
Why is this considered a classic? Apparently he was almost assassinated in Jamaica and left to go to London, where he recorded this album, I guess you could say, in exile. It's supposed to be one of his greatest works, and certainly has a lot of hit singles on it. It's said to be the one that made him an international star, outside of his home island.

My thoughts
One minute (or thereabouts in) ---- Good, great, bad, meh, still waiting or other? Great
One track in --- Great
Halfway through --- Great
Finished --- Great

Comments: As I say, I'm no fan of reggae. To me it's always sounded a little plodding and samey, but I guess I can't really comment as Marley's singles and the odd UB40 track are about all I've ever heard. What really annoyed me, and didn't exactly get me off on the right foot, was how hard this album was to find! For a classic I would not have thought it would have been so scarce online. Spotify hadn't got it, but they had about ninety greatest hits-type albums, and I eventually found it hidden away on Grooveshark without a cover! Of course, later on I find I can get the whole thing on YouTube! Gaahh! Anyway...

This starts off nicely with a cool little instrumental, and of course there are tracks on it I'll know, since they were big chart singles, but it's more the unknown (to me) material that I'm interested in. Mostly it's pretty good, though I wouldn't say I'm having any spiritual revelations or that it's going to suddenly turn me on to reggae. But quite enjoyable and listenable.

Favourite track(s): Natural mystic, The heathen, Exodus, Turn your lights down low and the singles, of course
Least favourite track(s): Meh, nothing I'd class as bad really at all.

Final impression --- Pretty good album, though it hasn't changed my mind about reggae. Yet.

Do I feel, at the end, A) I wish I had listened to this sooner
B) I'm sorry I bothered
C) I might end up liking this
D) Have to wait and see
E) Bit underwhelmed; was ok but a classic?
F) Definitely enjoyed it, but again would I consider it a classic?


Probably C I guess.
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When are you going to review Slayer's Reign in Blood, I'm looking forward to a good laugh
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Old 07-22-2013, 02:31 PM   #130 (permalink)
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When are you going to review Slayer's Reign in Blood, I'm looking forward to a good laugh
I'm working up to it, honest. Any day now. Or maybe not. By the end of the month, definitely. Which month? Ah, now there's a question...
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