Masterpiece Albums

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Post by eeldip » Thu Nov 29, 2007 11:59 am

junkshop wrote:
trashy wrote: Velvet Underground – The Velvet Underground
Oh god yes! This is the record that made me become a musician.
really? weird...

you sure you aren't thinking of SPORTS?

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Post by trashy » Thu Nov 29, 2007 12:24 pm

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Chicago is the Steve Forbert of fonts.

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Post by logancircle » Thu Nov 29, 2007 12:43 pm

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Post by ;ivlunsdystf » Thu Nov 29, 2007 12:45 pm

In terms of pure album-ness, as opposed to merely a bunch of cool songs: Paul Simon's Graceland. U2's Joshua Tree. Sonic Youth's Daydream Nation. Bob Dylan's Desire.

There are assloads upon assloads of others, of course.

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Post by shedshrine » Thu Nov 29, 2007 1:14 pm

Tatertot wrote:In terms of pure album-ness, as opposed to merely a bunch of cool songs: Paul Simon's Graceland. U2's Joshua Tree. Sonic Youth's Daydream Nation. Bob Dylan's Desire.

There are assloads upon assloads of others, of course.
In terms of merely a bunch of cool songs, as opposed to pure album-ness: Frank Black-Teenager of the Year.

I'm of course referring to the Japanese issue with the bonus tracks rife with spontaneity including Lyle Workman driven versions of Oddball, Hate Me and Men in Black. (BTW, Frank's new one, "Bluefinger" is a return to this style and worth checking out.)

He's going by Black Francis again...

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Post by eeldip » Thu Nov 29, 2007 1:43 pm

trashy wrote:
eeldip wrote:Image
Chicago is the Steve Forbert of fonts.
i disagree. i am thinking more like, uh, futura? nah, georgia?

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Post by biasvoltage » Thu Nov 29, 2007 2:06 pm

Masterpiece? as in the particular artist's highest achievement?


Belle & Sebastian - Fold Your Hands Child, You Walk Like A Peasant
Johnathan Richman and the Modern Lovers
Neil Young - Everybody Knows This is Nowhere
Pink Floyd - Meddle
Rolling Stones - Let it Bleed
the Eels- Blinking Lights Under The Stars
Yo La Tengo - And nothing turned itself inside out
Aimee Mann - Lost in Space
Bob Dylan - Blood on the Tracks

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Post by Smitty » Thu Nov 29, 2007 2:10 pm

SoftSupply wrote:Rolling Stones - Let it Bleed=
yes yes yes yes yes.
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Post by trashy » Thu Nov 29, 2007 2:57 pm

eeldip wrote:
trashy wrote:
eeldip wrote:Image
Chicago is the Steve Forbert of fonts.
i disagree. i am thinking more like, uh, futura? nah, georgia?
F# is the Steve Forbert of chords.

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Post by eeldip » Thu Nov 29, 2007 3:01 pm

you mean F#m

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Post by trashy » Thu Nov 29, 2007 3:29 pm

eeldip wrote:you mean F#m
you're the Steve Forbert of music forums.

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Post by eeldip » Thu Nov 29, 2007 3:32 pm

trashy wrote:
eeldip wrote:you mean F#m
you're the Steve Forbert of music forums.
thank you!
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Post by wedge » Thu Nov 29, 2007 3:34 pm

If you're talking top-shelf, artistic milestone, blow-your-mind masterpiece, and ruefully, oddly ignored by the sands of time...

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King Crimson

The Court of the Crimson King


(smoke some dubes before listnin'...)

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Post by hautacam » Thu Nov 29, 2007 4:08 pm

after a look through my LP bins

Vangelis - Blade Runner OST
Wu Tang Clan - Enter The Wu-Tang
Raekwon - Only Built For Cuban Linx
GZA - Liquid Swords
Autechre - Tri Repetae
ISIS - Oceanic
Radiohead - Kid A
Slowdive - Souvlaki
Kraftwerk - Computer World/The Man Machine /Trans Euro Express
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
Massive Attack - Blue Lines/Mezzanine
Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works 85-92/ Selected Ambient Works Vol.2
Dalek - Absence
Boards Of Canada - Geogaddi
The Future Sound Of London - Lifeforms
Pole - 1
Brian Eno - Music For Airports/Discreet Music
Converge - Jane Doe
Pelican - Australasia
Nas - Illmatic
A Tribe Called Quest - Midnight Marauders
Monolake - momentum
The Notorious B.I.G.- Ready To Die

Kind of random, but mainly a ton of jams from the early 90's

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Post by wedge » Thu Nov 29, 2007 7:49 pm

Image

You think I'm kidding... I'm not. Came out a few weeks before Sargent Pepper, and it's a really cool, coherent sixties album with cool song after cool song. Most casual fans might not recognize a single tune, but this was The Monkees first *real* album, where they did most of the writing, and all of the playing (except for horns and things like that). It's playful, fun, poignant, and just ragged enough to be hip but not sloppy.

After Pepper came out, this album was pushed aside like so many others by The Beatles unprecedented cultural chest-thrust, but it's a shame that happened. It's a real band effort, and actually kinda Revolver-esque. One of my favorite disks, from beginning to end, for sure...

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