Masterpiece Albums

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Post by Jonkan » Wed Dec 19, 2007 5:18 pm

god i love you guys.

Everytime i forget what albums i love...i just read these kind of threads on tapeop and remember...oh yeah, i love that album!!!

And I also read your favourites and see what other albums you like and get alot of good tips on stuff to check out. And alot of times, i get totally sold on that aswell.

probably 60% of my music taste comes from tapeop.

I just wanted to thank this magazine, and the music loving community it has brought along. Thank you for making my life a little bit better.

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Post by Alex Netick » Wed Dec 19, 2007 9:09 pm

Sly and the Family Stone, "Stand." Frank Zappa and the Mothers, We're Only in it for the Money. Miles Davis, Bitches' Brew.

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Post by saint360 » Wed Dec 19, 2007 9:55 pm

Thank you to the brave soul who mentioned HATS by The Blue Nile. This is one of my all-time favorite albums, and one most people dismiss because the few times they have heard anything from it were on a trip to the bank or on that Annie Lennox covers album. HATS is amazing.

Another great album by a band that gets dismissed is BEHAVIOR by Pet Shop Boys. A lot of care went into that album, and the lyrics are quite good.

Neither of the above are anything like most of the music I normally listen to, but I like them a lot, and I think they qualify for inclusion in this list.

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Post by logancircle » Fri Dec 21, 2007 12:21 pm

wedge wrote:
logancircle wrote:Sheldon - Microtone River
Man... I love Sheldon... I actually think Gilded Tube is a better overall album than Microtone River, tho...
Haha, I knew someone would say that. Gilded Tube is too "opto" for me, always has been. I can't stand the Jerione Shriek either, like nails down a Gilded chalkboard :lol: . But that's just me...
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Post by drumsound » Sat Dec 22, 2007 2:16 pm

John Coltrane-- A love Supreme
Chicago--CTA, II, III
Miles Davis--Kind of Blue
Weezer--Pinkerton and the Green album (sue me I think it's great)
Ben Folds Five- 1st, Whatever and ever amen
Rolling Stones--Sticky Fingers
Uncle Tupelo--I really like them all though I don't have the March record
Flaming Lips--The Soft Bulletin (My Sgt Pepper)
Beatles--Revolver (Abbey Road hon mention)


So many more...


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Shit I for got--
Queen--News of the World
The Cars--1st record
Cake--Pick one they're all great
Zeppelin--Houses of the holy is my fave but I love 'em all

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Post by wedge » Sat Dec 22, 2007 3:46 pm

logancircle wrote:
wedge wrote:
logancircle wrote:Sheldon - Microtone River
Man... I love Sheldon... I actually think Gilded Tube is a better overall album than Microtone River, tho...
Haha, I knew you'd say that. Gilded Tube is too "opto" for me, always has been. I can't stand the Jerione Shriek either, like nails down a Gilded chalkboard :lol: . But that's just me...
Yeah... I don't get the whole "Shriek" thing...

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Post by johnny7 » Sat Dec 22, 2007 6:04 pm

Buzzcocks "Singles Going Steady"

I know, i know, it's a buch of singles but so what?
It rocks!

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Post by tsw » Sat Dec 22, 2007 7:26 pm

I'm trying to stick with the original question, which was about "masterpieces" as opposed to just favorites.

With that in mind, I can't believe I didn't see this one listed. Maybe I just missed it:

Liz Phair, "Exile in Guyville"

A few more I don't think I saw that I believe qualify:

Tribe Called Quest, "The Low End Theory"

Metallica, "...And Justice For All"

And honorable mention to this, even though it might not live up to the lofty "masterpiece" title:

Red House Painters, "Old Ramon"

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Post by Johnny B » Sat Dec 22, 2007 8:38 pm

drumsound wrote: Weezer--Pinkerton and the Green album (sue me I think it's great)
Really? The green album? Never could get into that one. I tried, but I really only liked a couple of the songs. I think Pinkerton is brilliant, though. I'm with you on that. I just listened to it two days ago, as a matter of fact.

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Post by tony_tomlinson » Sun Dec 23, 2007 9:59 pm

I'll see your best of list....

B.B. King - Live at the Regal
John Mellencamp - Lonesome Jubilee
Muddy Waters - Folk Singer
Aretha Franklin - Never Loved a Man...
Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
Magic Sam - West Side Soul
Johnny Guitar Watson - Modern Years
Otis Redding - Dictionary Soul
Fabulous Thunderbirds - What's the Word/Girls Go Wild!
Bo Diddly - Bo Diddly is a Gunslinger
Lightnin' Slim - Bell Ringer/Rooster Blues
Little Walter - Confessin' the Blues
Willie Nelson - Red Headed Stranger
Jimmy Reed - Live at Carnege Hall
Big Sandy and the Fly-Rite Trio - On the Go
Kenny Burrell - Midnight Blue
Little George Sueref - Little George Sueref and the Blue Stars

New-ish Favorites
James Hunter - People Gonna Talk
The White Stripes - Elephant (I like Toerag Studios)
Sharon Jones - 100 days...
Amy Winehouse - Back to Black

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Post by logancircle » Wed Dec 26, 2007 7:37 am

Amost forgot:

REM - Murmur
Radiohead - VERY rare never-released first record (pre-Jonny Greenwood), Kolumbines, is perfect
The Grapetown Marauders - Hark, a Puffin Doth Approach
The Stapleson Singers - Cool the Mule
Paul Kapps - No You Didn't
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Post by japmn » Wed Dec 26, 2007 6:31 pm

Zombies: odessey and oracle
Simon and Garfunkel: Sounds of Silence
Jesus Lizard: Liar
Sparks: Indiscreet
The Carpenters: Close to you
Micha Blue Smaldone: Hither and Thither
Martin Denny: Quite village
Devo: Are we not men?
Rollerskate Skinny: Horsedrawn wishes
Scott Walker: Scott 1-4

And anything by Ennio Morriconi

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Post by japmn » Wed Dec 26, 2007 6:36 pm

drumsound wrote: Flaming Lips--The Soft Bulletin (My Sgt Pepper)
Cannot believe I left this off my list. Sometimes the obvious is easy to overlook.

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Post by wedge » Wed Dec 26, 2007 6:51 pm

japmn wrote:Devo: Are we not men?
Yes!!!

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Post by themagicmanmdt » Thu Dec 27, 2007 9:50 pm

Tony (drumsound Tony, just in case there's lots of Tony's running around here), that's the best list that I could agree with.

My sledgehammer list of the albums that have determined what kind of person I am, (in no particular order, except the first one):

george harrison - all things must pass
animal collective - sung tongs
beatles - magical mystery tour, white album
white stripes - elephant AND de stijl
carl perkins - whole lotta shakin'
beach boys - pet sounds (and the original takes of surf's up and wonderful)
zombies - odessey + oracle
beach house - s/t
radiohead - amnesiac
weezer - pinkerton
led zeppelin - III
the microphones - the glow pt 2
wilco - yankee hotel foxtrot
pink floyd - piper at the gates of dawn, dark side of the moon
grizzly bear - yellow house (it's new, but it will be around for a long time)
charles mingus - pith. erectus
dave brubeck - time out
nirvana - in utero
my bloody valentine - loveless

that's the good 75% of my creative musical brain.
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