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« Reply #40 on: June 04, 2017, 07:34:33 PM »
As great as the third album is, for me his masterpiece remains Passion, which was kind of "my Sgt Pepper" when I was 18.




Simon thats a great choice! - PG's soundtrack albums are possibly a bit under-rated in the scheme of things..
I loved Passion when it came out and still play it sometimes - I think the whole thing is great and I especially like Zaar, With this Love (both versions) and the closing track Bread and Wine (really short and bittersweet - I find this one quite moving).
I remember liking the movie a lot and seen it a few times (though not recently) - Im not sure how well its aged but I remember it being quite powerful at the time.

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« Reply #41 on: June 04, 2017, 07:38:12 PM »

OT: reposting for now a list I made on an earlier thread devoted, I think, only to albums that fall under the wider pop/rock labels:


Love your list too - some stuff I like a lot in there (Mazzy Star, Pogues, Kate bush in particular are wonderful!) :).

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Re: Your personal top [number] albums in your life
« Reply #42 on: June 04, 2017, 07:49:04 PM »
Thanks MI - I like your list too (we share  a few favourites there for sure) :).

Very cool indeed. 8)
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« Reply #43 on: June 04, 2017, 10:38:50 PM »
Dream Theater - Octavarium
Dream Theater - A Dramatic Turn of Events
Porcupine Tree - Up the Downstair
Porcupine Tree - Fear of a Blank Planet
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
Pink Floyd - Animals
Crowded House - Together Alone
Tears for Fears - The Seeds of Love
Steven Wilson - The Raven That Refused to Sing (And Other Stories)
Marillion - Marbles
Marillion - Fugazi
Pendragon - Not Of This World
The Tangent - A Spark in the Aether
Arena - Pepper's Ghost
Frost* - Milliontown

I could go on.

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« Reply #44 on: June 05, 2017, 05:53:22 AM »
Dream Theater - Octavarium
Dream Theater - A Dramatic Turn of Events
Porcupine Tree - Up the Downstair
Porcupine Tree - Fear of a Blank Planet
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
Pink Floyd - Animals
Crowded House - Together Alone
Tears for Fears - The Seeds of Love
Steven Wilson - The Raven That Refused to Sing (And Other Stories)
Marillion - Marbles
Marillion - Fugazi
Pendragon - Not Of This World
The Tangent - A Spark in the Aether
Arena - Pepper's Ghost
Frost* - Milliontown

I could go on.

Lots of the newer prog music represented...very cool, although I’m not a fan of Marillion and Dream Theater. Those Porcupine Tree and Steven Wilson albums are top-notch, though, and, of course, I love the Floyd. 8)
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Re: Your personal top [number] albums in your life
« Reply #45 on: June 05, 2017, 11:09:11 PM »
OK, the top albums in my life are not necessarily the same as those that had the most impact (but some are). My top albums would be a very long list but those which had a big impact are far fewer. They are:

Van der Graaf Generator - The Least we can do is Wave to each other
King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King
Yes - The Yes Album
Genesis - Foxtrot
Black Sabbath - Paranoid

Tony Williams - Civilisation
This Heat - This Heat
Kifu Mitsuhashi - The Art of the Shakuhachi
The Monks of Sherab Ling Monastery - Sacred Tibetan Chant

I really like those ones, looks like we definitely agree on the Yes Album and This Heat too!  8)

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« Reply #46 on: June 05, 2017, 11:16:08 PM »
I really like those ones, looks like we definitely agree on the Yes Album and This Heat too!  8)

Amazing how big their (This Heat) status has grown, considering how experimental they were. Or maybe that's the reason.

I tried to pick those albums that caused a tectonic plate movement, rather than my desert island discs. e.g... the KC is not my favourite, the Tony Williams simply the first jazz album that I got...

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« Reply #47 on: June 05, 2017, 11:16:52 PM »
Dream Theater - Octavarium
Dream Theater - A Dramatic Turn of Events

Porcupine Tree - Up the Downstair
Porcupine Tree - Fear of a Blank Planet
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
Pink Floyd - Animals
Crowded House - Together Alone
Tears for Fears - The Seeds of Love

Steven Wilson - The Raven That Refused to Sing (And Other Stories)
Marillion - Marbles
Marillion - Fugazi
Pendragon - Not Of This World
The Tangent - A Spark in the Aether
Arena - Pepper's Ghost
Frost* - Milliontown


I could go on.

Some great ones in there. I'm pleasantly surprised to see The Tangent and Arena in particular on there!  :D

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« Reply #48 on: June 05, 2017, 11:21:37 PM »
Amazing how big their (This Heat) status has grown, considering how experimental they were. Or maybe that's the reason.

I tried to pick those albums that caused a tectonic plate movement, rather than my desert island discs. e.g... the KC is not my favourite, the Tony Williams simply the first jazz album that I got...

Yep, I'm happy that This Heat is getting recognition. The stuff they were doing anticipated all kinds of stuff in other genres of music (even rap!), both their albums are mesmerizing and highly shocking (in the best way) experiences every time!

Yeah, I'm not too fussed on the first KC album (my sweetspot is the trilogy from Lizard to Larks Tongues).
Some of the stuff on my gigantic list are more to do with being firsts too, there is a huge sentimentality that can come along with it even if it's not your favorite from a group. 

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« Reply #49 on: June 10, 2017, 09:47:36 AM »
My fascination for creating lists on showing them off is not ceasing, no matter how meaningful this is :laugh:. I have lots of albums, cannot decide which ones to drop!  Surely I forgot many. Only one per artist in any sequence:

Beatles - White Album
Can - Tago Mago
Miles Davis - Bitches Brew
David Bowie - Ziggy Stardust
Pavement - Crooked Rain
Wire - 154
Kraftwerk - Computerwelt
Bob Dylan - Blonde on Blonde
Sly and the Family Stone - There's a Riot going on
Coil - Horse Rotorvator
Clash - London Calling
Duke Ellington - Masterpieces
Nirvana - Nevermind
Hόsker Dό - Zen Arcade
Black Flag - Damaged
Scott Walker - Tilt
John Lennon - Plastic Ono Band
Captain Beefheart - Trout Mask Replica
Louis Armstrong - Hot Five and Seven
Pere Ubu - Modern Dance
Swans - Soundtracks for the Blind
Klaus Schulze - Audentity
Neu! - Neu!
Velvet Underground and Nico
Grateful Dead - Europe '72
Robert Wyatt - Rock Bottom
PJ Harvey - To bring You my Love
Basic Channel - BCD-2
Sparks - Propaganda
Marvin Gaye - What's going on
Funkadelic - One Nation under a Groove
Curtis Mayfield - Superfly
Devo - Are We not Men?
Frank Zappa - Uncle Meat
Joanna Newsom - Ys
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magic
Sunno))) - Monoliths And Dimensions
Sun Ra - Atlantis
Pink Floyd  - Wish You were here
Brian Eno - Music for Airports
Jon Hassell - Vernal Equinox
Rolling Stones - Led it bleed
Gram Parsons - GP
Fehlfarben - Monarchie und Alltag
Sonic Youth - Dirty
John Zorn - Naked City
Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger
Pixies - Surfer Rosa
Charles Mingus - Black Saint and the Sinner Lady
Peter Brφtzmann - Fuck De Boere
Albert Ayler - Spirits Rejoice
Ornette Coleman - Fee Jazz
Keiji Haino - Watashi Dake?
Melvins - Lysol
Public Enemy - Fear of a black Planet
De La Soul - 3 Feet high and rising
Last Exit - Last Exit
John Coltrane - A Love Supreme
Holger Hiller - Oben im Eck
XTC - Drums and Wires
John Cale - Paris 1919
Tom Waits - Swordfishtrombones
Talk Talk - Laughing Stock
Serge Gainsbourg - Melody Nelson
Talking Heads - Fear of Music
Henry Cow - Western Culture
King Crimson - Red
Van Morrison - Astral Weeks
Kinks - Something else by the Kinks
Elvis - Sun Recordings
The Stooges - Funhouse
Nico - The Marble Index
Roxy Music - For Your Pleasure
Neil Young - Tonight's the Night
Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
The Who - Who's next?
Popol Vuh - In den Gδrten Pharaos
Dinosaur Jr - You're living all over me


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« Reply #50 on: June 10, 2017, 10:31:06 AM »
These albums have (in one way or another) had a big impact on my life. In some ways they were important and meaningful in a way that really only happens when you're a teenager, while in others they were barely noticed unless you seek them out. They're not all my favourites and there are some I'd be happy to never hear ever again. And if its not what the thread is about, too bad. So, in no particular order -


The Doobie Brothers: Minute by Minute.



One of my friends used to play piano in bars and clubs. This is a recording that he would have playing through his little PA before his set and during the intervals. Whenever I hear a track from it now it does the old time travel transportation thing.


Frank Zappa: Joe's Garage Act 1.



Years ago I got stopped in the street by a guy my own age and asked about the camera I had over my shoulder. The teenage asker eventually introduced me to Zappa by playing this. Until then I had no idea who or what Zappa was.


Chris Rea: Shamrock diaries.



I bought this out of a shop called John Menzies as part of a 18th birthday gift for a girlfriend. It was one of those albums we would put on late at night and when we woke in the morning it was still playing. She was beautiful and she was indeed a Stainsby Girl.


Boston: Boston.



My friend Johnny used to have this on repeat in his car. You could hear him approaching a mile away. ;D


The Smiths: The Queen Is Dead.



The student union at a local university regularly had a disco on a Saturday night and I'd get someone to sign me in. Whenever anything by The Smiths was played the dancefloor would suddenly fill with those serious, serious, serious little student chicks. One of them that I picked up was huge fan of the band and queued to buy this on release and then played it over and over for weeks until I couldn't take it anymore and bolted.


Dave Brubeck: Time In.



My time in my little living space in the studio. Simple pleasures and all that.


R.E.M. - Lifes Rich Pageant



Another girl and another fanatic about another band. She was an actress, had red hair, and after that I can remember more about this album than I can about her.


Stephen Sondheim: Company.



Reminds me of one of my friends, a male model. He and his (much older) partner used to invite my girlfriend and I to their place for dinner. I'd never seen anywhere like it before - just an ordinary door in a building that opened into an apartment that included a room bare of everything apart from a baby grand piano in one corner (next to an alcove containing a turntable and amp etc) and opposite along two walls in an 'L' shape a raised platform sofa/bed/huge pillows sort of deal. We used to lounge there after the meal and I got introduced to the work of Stephen Sondheim.


Anita Baker: Rapture.



I had to Google the title just now. Another girlfriend, this one with a rich father who didn't approve of me which meant I couldn't pick her up and so she would take a bus to the bus station and I'd meet her there. A short walk to my place in the studio, then she would pop this in the cassette deck (Hitachi!) for the evening. 'Sweet love' - indeed.  :laugh:

Van Halen: 1984.



Big guitars and being amused by the big mouth of DLR.


Roxy Music: Flesh + Blood



At work we would sometimes have music playing and so I got to hear this almost on a daily basis.


John Martyn: Glorious Fool.



The girl with Louise Brooks hair.


Luke the Drifter (Hank Williams) : Beyond the Sunset.



Between the ages of 15 and 16 for almost one year I was homeless. But thanks to a couple of friends who had good, kind, warm parents, I had somewhere to sleep when it was cold, somewhere to get washed (including my clothes) and all the basics. Their father was such a nice guy - quiet, kind of reserved - and he listened to this recording a lot. On a Sunday morning I'd often sit with him (in total silence ;D) when he did so.


Joe Pass: Virtuoso.



I want to play guitar.


Ahmad Jamal: Complete Live at the Pershing Lounge.



Toots McGams coming home one night after having a few drinks with friends and silently (and seriously) dancing to 'Poinciana' in front of me while I sat in my chair. 8) 


The Beach Boys: Love You.



"Well she's a roller skating child
With a ribbon in her hair,
She gets my heart to beating
When I see her there.
You know my heart starts smiling when she sings,
She's such an angel I bet she's got wings"

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I always liked the song 'Josephine' and the title track on Shamrock Diaries.
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« Reply #51 on: June 10, 2017, 10:38:37 AM »
Bob Dylan - Blonde on Blonde
Sly and the Family Stone - There's a Riot going on
Clash - London Calling
Hόsker Dό - Zen Arcade
Black Flag - Damaged
Pere Ubu - Modern Dance
Swans - Soundtracks for the Blind
Velvet Underground and Nico
Grateful Dead - Europe '72
Sparks - Propaganda
Marvin Gaye - What's going on
Funkadelic - One Nation under a Groove
Curtis Mayfield - Superfly
Devo - Are We not Men?
Pink Floyd  - Wish You were here
Rolling Stones - Led it bleed
Gram Parsons - GP
John Coltrane - A Love Supreme
XTC - Drums and Wires
John Cale - Paris 1919
Tom Waits - Swordfishtrombones
Serge Gainsbourg - Melody Nelson
Talking Heads - Fear of Music
Van Morrison - Astral Weeks
Kinks - Something else by the Kinks
The Stooges - Funhouse
Nico - The Marble Index
Roxy Music - For Your Pleasure
Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
The Who - Who's next?

Great list. I especially like these.

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« Reply #52 on: June 10, 2017, 11:49:24 AM »
Great list. I especially like these.

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Nice. We share quite some favorites. Just checked your list. Like you I have a weakness for the Grateful Dead the "cosmic country" of Emmilou Harris. I should check out "The Soft Parade", the only Doors album I don't have.

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« Reply #53 on: June 10, 2017, 12:11:10 PM »
I've been slaving over this list, it's very long but every single album here has had either a big impact on me at some point, been highly crucial to me personally at some point or it one of my all time favorites.

In no explicit order:

Voivod – War And Pain
Voivod – Killing Technology
Voivod – Dimension Hatross
Voivod – Nothingface
Voivod – The Outer Limits
The Residents – Meet the Residents
The Residents – Not Available
The Residents – Commercial Album
The Residents – Eskimo
The Residents – God In Three Persons
John Zorn – The Classic Guide To Strategy
John Zorn – Godard
John Zorn - Spillane
John Zorn – Hermetic Organ Series
John Zorn – Dream Machines
John Zorn – IAO
John Zorn – Nosferatu
John Zorn – In Search Of The Miraculous
John Zorn – At the Mountains Of Madness
John Zorn – Mount Analogue
John Zorn – Gnostic Preludes
John Zorn – The Gift
Frank Zappa – Absolutely Free
Frank Zappa – We’re Only In It For The Money
Frank Zappa – 200 Motels
Frank Zappa – Fillmore East
Frank Zappa – Civilisation Phase Three
Slayer – Reign In Blood
Slayer – Seasons In The Abyss
Brainiac – Bonsai Superstar
Pink Floyd – Atom Heart Mother
Pink Floyd - Meddle
Pink Floyd - Animals
Mars Volta – Frances The Mute
Slowdive – Souvaki 
Dream Theater – Images And Words
Dream Theater – Awake
Dream Theater – Metropolis Part 2: Scenes From A Memory
Yes – The Yes Album
Yes – Close To The Edge
Yes – Tales From Topographic Oceans
Enya - Watermark
Henry Cow – Unrest
Portishead – Dummy
Neil Young – Harvest
Neil Young – Harvest Moon
Sandy Denny- The North star Grassman And The Ravens
Sandy Denny – Sandy
Sandy Denny & The Strawbs – All Our Own Work
Mr Bungle – Mr Bungle
Iced Earth – Iced Earth
Iced Earth – Burnt Offerings
Emperor – Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk
Strapping Young Lad – Alien
Devin Townsend – Ziltoid: The Omniscient
Devin Townsend – Ocean Machine
Devin Townsend – Deconstruction
Devin Townsend – Casualties Of Cool
Leonard Cohen – Songs of Leonard Cohen
Overkill – The Years Of Decay
Fates Warning – Perfect Symmetry
Fates Warning – A Pleasant Shade Of Grey
Loreena McKennitt – An Ancient Muse
Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly
Type O Negative – Bloody Kisses
Type O Negative – October Rust
Naked City – Naked City (Zorn)
Naked City – Radio (Zorn)
Moonchild – Astronome (Zorn)
Moonchild – Six Litanies For Heliogabalus
Gwar – Scumdogs Of The Universe
XTC - Skylarking
XTC – English Settlement
Meshuggah – Destroy Erase Improve
Meshuggah – Catch 33
Meshuggah – Violent Sleep Of Reason
Kitaro – Silk Road soundtracks
Laurie Anderson – Mister Heartbreak
Between The Buried And Me – Colors
Between The Buried And Me – The Great Misdirect
Between The Buried And ME – Parallax: Future Sequence
Angelo Badalamenti – Twin Peaks Soundtracks
Paradise Lost – lost Paradise
Paradise Lost – Icon
Julee Cruise – Floating Into The Night
Flaming Lips – 7 Skies H3 (the full 24 hour version!)
Flaming Lips – Embryonic
Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath (particularly for the title track and “Behind The Wall Of Sleep”)
Black Sabbath – Master Of Reality
Iron Maiden – Iron Maiden
Iron Maiden – Somewhere In Time
Cynic – Traced In Air
War – Why Cant We Be Friends?
David Bowie – Station to Station
Roger Waters – Amused To Death
Daniel Johnston – 1990
Pharaohe Monch – Internal Affairs
2Pac – All Eyes On Me
2Pac – Me Against The World
The Doors – The Doors
Slipknot – Mate Feed Kill Repeat
Slipknot – Slipknot
Slipknot - Iowa
Gong – Flying Teapot
Gong - Angels Egg
Gong – You
Eric Dolphy – Out To Lunch
Eric Dolphy – Iron Man
Celtic Frost – To Mega Therion
Celtic Frost – Monothiest
The Venture – The Ventures in Space
John Coltrane – Giant Steps
This Heat – This Heat
This Heat – Deceit
Cardiacs – A Little Man And A House And The Whole World Window
Cardiacs – Sing To God
Godflesh – Streetcleaner
King Crimson – Lizard
King Crimson – Larks Tongue In Aspic
Magma – Udu Wudu
Dr Zoltan – How To Sell The Whole Fucking Universe To everybody
The Man Called Tea – Sketchpad No. 1
Joy Division – Unknown Pleasures 
Paladin – Charge!
Toad – Toad
Diamanda Galas – Litanies Of Satan
Coven – Witchcraft Destroys Minds And Reaps Souls
The Flower Kings – Flower Power
The Flower Kings – Stardust We Are
Lionel Richie – Can’t Slow Down
Nick Cave – Henry’s Dream
Nick Cave – No More Shall We Part
Nick Drake – Pink Moon
Nick Drake – Five Leaves Left
Manic Street Preachers – The Holy Bible 
The Flying Luchenbachers – Revenge
Kent Knee – Say So
Ben Levin – Freak Machine
Ben Levin – Life And Back
Swans – The Seer
Ornette Coleman – The Shape Of Jazz To Come
Ornette Coleman – Body Meta
Charles Mingus – Blues And Roots
Sun Ra – Cosmos
Sun Ra – Heliocentric Worlds
Sun Ra – Nothing Is
Charlie Parker – Nothing Is
Miles Davis – Bitches Brew
Anthony Braxton – For Alto
Bjork – Debut
Bjork – Post
Darkthrone – A Blaze In The Northern Sky
Napalm Death – Scum
Alice In Chains – Dirt
Judas Priest – Sad Wings Of Destiny
Judas Priest – Painkiller
Buckethead – Welcome To Bucketheadland
Ravi Shankar – Chants Of India
Krishna Das – Breath Of The Heart
Krishna Das – Heart Full Of Soul
Malevolent Creation – The Ten Commandments
Cowboy Junkies – Trinity Session
Peter Paul and Mary – Album 1700
Peter Paul and Mary – (Various other albums)
Black Flag – Damaged
Melvins – Bullhead
Melvins – Houdini
Melvins – Stag
Oingo Boingo – Nothing To Fear
Robert Rich – Rainforest
Robert Rich - Geometry
Robert Rich – Electric Ladder
Robert Rich – Humidity
Robert Rich & Alio Die – Fissures
Tom Waits – Bone Machines
Tom Waits – Swordfishtrombones
Negativland – Negativland
Negativland – Escape From Noise
The Boredoms – Chocolate Synthesiser
The Boredoms – Super Ae
Van Der Graaf Generator – Pawn Hearts
Alan Parsons Project – I Robot
Jeff Wayne – War Of The Worlds
Bad Religion – How Could Hell Be Any Worse?
Captain Beefheart – Trout Mask Replica
Captain Beefheart – Lick My Decals Off Baby
Dillinger Escape Plan – Miss Machine
Dillinger Escape Plan – Option Paralysis
Kings X – Gretchen Goes To Nebraska
Ayreon – Enter The Electric Castle
Ayreon – The Universal Migrator parts 1 & 2
Stolen Babies – There Be Squabbles Ahead
Thinking Plague – In This Life

There is also plenty of others I'm sure  :D

Very interesting list. Did not expect to see some Boredoms and The Flying Luttenbachers on the GMG forum, nice. I don't know many of the more metal albums, but apart from that I do mostly agree - great stuff. Given your love for the more noisy and out there realms of music: Did you already check out some Can? If not, I can well imagine you would love albums like "Tago Mago" or "Ege Bamyasi". IMO few others pulled off the mixture of Classical Avantgarde, Jazz and Rock, so successful and "funky" as they did.

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« Reply #54 on: July 05, 2017, 11:20:45 PM »
Very interesting list. Did not expect to see some Boredoms and The Flying Luttenbachers on the GMG forum, nice. I don't know many of the more metal albums, but apart from that I do mostly agree - great stuff. Given your love for the more noisy and out there realms of music: Did you already check out some Can? If not, I can well imagine you would love albums like "Tago Mago" or "Ege Bamyasi". IMO few others pulled off the mixture of Classical Avantgarde, Jazz and Rock, so successful and "funky" as they did.

Yep I love Can, the whole Krautrock sub-sub-genre is awesome. I guess I've explored a fuckload (I can say that, because there's just too much) of music in my lifetime so far, so there's always a chance that I've at least heard it.

Tango Mango  ;) is a masterpiece, I love Magma, Ruins, Faust, Popol Vuh even some Neu! is great too  8)

Basically, when I'm into a genre in the past I have obliterated it, everything I can get my hands on I consume and then sort of formulate an overall opinion. There are so many amazing gems in noise music  8)

Yep, though there are others in this place who are also familiar in other genre territories but I guess stereotypicallly I'm an outcast   :laugh:
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« Reply #55 on: July 06, 2017, 12:52:05 AM »
Well, I'll try to limit myself to one per artist, otherwise it'll just be endless Zappa. This here's unordered and off the top of my head.

Frank Zappa - Civilization Phaze III
MX-80 Sound - Big Hits: Hard Pop from the Hoosiers / Hard Attack (the former is an EP, and the two are most commonly available as a double feature on one disc these days, so whatever)
Captain Beefheart - Doc at the Radar Station
Rudimentary Peni - Cacophony
Deben Bhattacharya - Musik frεn Bulgarien
Bobby Joe Ebola & The Children Macnuggits - F
Butthole Surfers - Locust Abortion Technician
Caroliner - Rise of the Common Woodpile
Ella Fitzgerald - Sings the Irving Berlin Songbook
Glen Gray & the Casa Loma Orchestra - The Uncollected, 1939-1940
The H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society - A Very Scary Solstice
Merzbow - Flare Gun
Kazumoto Endo - While You Were Out
Albert Ayler - Spiritual Unity
Jane's Addiction - Ritual de lo Habitual
Van Dyke Parks - Song Cycle

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« Reply #56 on: July 06, 2017, 01:08:43 AM »
Well, I'll try to limit myself to one per artist, otherwise it'll just be endless Zappa. This here's unordered and off the top of my head.

Frank Zappa - Civilization Phaze III

Captain Beefheart - Doc at the Radar Station

Butthole Surfers - Locust Abortion Technician
Caroliner - Rise of the Common Woodpile

Merzbow - Flare Gun

Jane's Addiction - Ritual de lo Habitual


While I'm not familiar with the others, those are some fantastic albums!   8)

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« Reply #57 on: July 06, 2017, 01:19:51 AM »
I'm not familiar with the others

You should get on 'em. I think you'd definitely be into the MX-80, Rudimentary Peni, Kazumoto Endo, Albert Ayler, and Van Dyke Parks.

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« Reply #58 on: July 06, 2017, 01:27:15 AM »
You should get on 'em. I think you'd definitely be into the MX-80, Rudimentary Peni, Kazumoto Endo, Albert Ayler, and Van Dyke Parks.

I'm actually listening to the MX-80 right now  ;)

I know some of Albert Ayler's music, he's fantastic. I haven't heard/heard of that album though. I'll check 'em all out  :)

Also I had a Janes Addiction binge last week for a few days, I had a period where I was really into them. They (first two albums especially) are in the cusp of alternative rocks sweet spot  :D

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Re: Your personal top [number] albums in your life
« Reply #59 on: July 15, 2017, 04:32:40 AM »
Yep I love Can, the whole Krautrock sub-sub-genre is awesome. I guess I've explored a fuckload (I can say that, because there's just too much) of music in my lifetime so far, so there's always a chance that I've at least heard it.

Tango Mango  ;) is a masterpiece, I love Magma, Ruins, Faust, Popol Vuh even some Neu! is great too  8)

Basically, when I'm into a genre in the past I have obliterated it, everything I can get my hands on I consume and then sort of formulate an overall opinion. There are so many amazing gems in noise music  8)

Yep, though there are others in this place who are also familiar in other genre territories but I guess stereotypicallly I'm an outcast   :laugh:
I know that grazing of genres from myself :laugh:. There is too much good music out there, to limit oneself too only one or a few kinds/genres of music. Actually you find beauty and brilliance in many places if you are open and really try to understand what you are faced with. Regarding that Krautrock genre, whose name initially was meant rather derogatory, there are a few gems to find. Besides the bands you mentioned (Magma and Ruins are great, but albeit similar in spirit I would not file them under Krautrock) I would recommend Cluster, early Kraftwerk (later albums I would also not file under Krautrock), Ash Ra Temple, early Guru Guru, early Amon Dόόl and La Dόsseldorf. But for me Can are really something special and sticking out of the pack. And I do also love most of their later output after "Soon over Babaluma", which in some cases is terribly underrated imo. For e.g. the album "Landed" is a personal favorite of mine.

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