r/AskReddit Sep 28 '22 Helpful 6 Wholesome 5 Silver 2

What music album is a true masterpiece from start to finish?

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u/Zealousideal_Map_526 Sep 28 '22

Mezzanine- massive attack

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u/Jadey13 Sep 28 '22

I'm just sitting here scrolling through the comments like

Yup, Yup, Yup, Yeah, that one too. Oh, I forgot about that one. Yup, Ohh, good call! Yup, Yup.

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u/AnswerGuy301 Sep 28 '22

Stevie Wonder's "Innervisions." Even his other great '70s run albums had a track or two that was only OK. Not that one. It's all brilliant.

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u/Capable_Potential_34 Sep 28 '22 Silver

Songs in the Key of Life

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u/JohnNelson2022 Sep 28 '22 edited Sep 30 '22

Songs in the Key of Life

The album won Album of the Year at the 19th Grammy Awards and is the best-selling and most critically acclaimed album of Wonder's career. Widely regarded as his magnum opus and one of the greatest albums in the history of recorded music, many musicians have remarked on the quality of the album and its influence on their own work; indeed, some notable musicians have named it as the greatest album of all time. It was voted number 89 in Colin Larkin's All Time Top 1000 Albums[9] and ranked number 4 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.[10] In 2002, the album was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame,[11] and in 2005 it was inducted into the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress, which deemed it "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

Stevie played all of the instruments except bass. Edit: There were at least 100 musicians. (Thanks for the correction, Niko.)

Source: wikipedia

I love the story of how Stevie was discovered:

Thew Miracles' Ronnie White discovered Stevie singing on a street corner, and brought him to the Motown offices. A staff producer heard him sing and play and said "that boy's a wonder!", and the name stuck.

Source

Family anecdote: Circa 1968, when Motown owned the charts, at least it did where I was growing up in Michigan, my Mom told this story over dinner.

When I was working at the National Bank of Detroit, a gentleman came in and approached me to open an account. "It's for my new company. It's called Motown." Mr. Berry Gordy himself!

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u/--Niko-- Sep 29 '22

It’s not true at all that Stevie played all instruments except bass.

While the previous albums he made under his new UMG contract, like Music Of My Mind or Innervisions had most instruments (Keys, synths/keybass, drums) played by Stevie, he took a new direction when it came to Songs in the key of life.

Overall over a 100 different musicians played on the album. Stevie wanted the music to be more collaborative so he got a lot of musicians. He also had guest stars appear on the songs. In the song ”As” Herbie Hancock plays the intro solo, George Benson play guitar on the track ”Another Star”

Here is a documentary where all of this is explained

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u/SUN_WU_K0NG Sep 28 '22 Gold Helpful Doot 🎵 Doot

Kind of Blue - Miles Davis

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u/thepucketeers Sep 28 '22

and sketches of Spain

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u/ervin1914 Sep 28 '22

John Coltrane Love Supreme to finish it off

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The Cure - Disintegration

I've been obsessed since 1989.

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u/evollie Sep 29 '22

Saw them play it all the way through at the opera house a few years back. Life moment! An absolute masterpiece.

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u/Bravo_November Sep 29 '22

What I love about the Cure is that their songs sound as though they could have come out last week. Their music is just so timeless.

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u/powder_87 Sep 28 '22

Moving Pictures

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u/Krogdordaburninator Sep 28 '22 Take My Energy

It really is a fantastic album. It's probably slotted into 4-5 for me personally, but it definitely belongs in this discussion.

For me though, it's definitely Permanent Waves. Such an amazing mix of radio hits and prog. Natural Science is probably my favorite song, ever.

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u/fortnitegamertimdunk Sep 28 '22

Natural science is so underrated but so fucking good

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u/TheRealWahzo Sep 28 '22

Side one leaves you thinking "Nothing... Absolutely NOTHING could top THAT"... and then side two brings you into the fourth dimension of music. Brilliant from beginning to end.

Also highly recommend anyone trying to get into the more instrumental side of Rush to explore the track "La Villa Strangiato". Another incredible trip and masterclass from Neil Peart.

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u/Upstairs_Ad_6118 Sep 28 '22 edited Sep 29 '22 Silver Gold Got the W

Music for the masses by Depeche Mode

Edit: glad to see so many DM fans here :) thanks for the awards

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u/EconomistAccording59 Sep 28 '22

I would name Ultra or Violator, but then I realized that the majority of DM’s albums are full masterpieces lol

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u/TheoSidle Sep 28 '22

Violator for me, but almost all of DM

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u/greenmanalishi339 Sep 28 '22

I‘d like to add Songs of Faith and Devotion

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u/heaven047 Sep 28 '22 Helpful

Dummy - Portishead

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u/themanfromoctober Sep 28 '22

Good shout! I also think Third is underrated too

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u/StudioCompetitive893 Sep 28 '22 Wholesome

In The Court Of The Crimson King

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u/anger_is_a_gif Sep 28 '22 All-Seeing Upvote Vibing

Oh no, no. You're not ready to step into the court of the Crimson King. At this stage in your training an album like that could turn you into an evil scientist.

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u/pbjamm Sep 28 '22

My god he's in a Floyd Hole!

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u/Scoobie01555 Sep 29 '22

No dad, I need to.... SCIENCE!

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u/Mour_Time Sep 28 '22

He’s in a Floyd hole!

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u/Jeezitgf Sep 28 '22 Gold Platinum

Talking Heads Stop Making Sense

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u/Sergeant-Mittens Sep 28 '22

I never really appreciated how good this band was until i listened that album. Such a great performance in fact i think the best version of “This must be the place” is the one from that record.

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u/lowcountrylivin Sep 28 '22

You should watch the concert film under the same name. It was directed by Johnathan Demme who also produced Silence of the Lambs.

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u/phuc7895 Sep 28 '22 Silver Wholesome Starstruck Vibing I'll Drink to That Original

Vivaldi's 4 seasons

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u/d1203 Sep 28 '22 Gold

Highly recommend Max Richter's recomposition of The Four Seasons, too

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u/Cord1083 Sep 28 '22 Silver Gold Wholesome Take My Energy To The Stars

Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars

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u/mpfx Sep 28 '22 Silver
  • Low, so different, every track is a unique gem

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u/antiqua_lumina Sep 28 '22

My favorite Bowie album. Sound and Vision is my favorite Bowie song.

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u/julaften Sep 28 '22

“To be played at maximum volume”

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u/Derpinator_420 Sep 28 '22 edited Sep 28 '22 Silver Gold Platinum Wholesome Helpful (Pro) Brighten My Day You Dropped This Respect Argentium

I know nobody else will say this but - Watermark, Enya

Edit: I really am surprised by the upvotes on this. I thought i'd throw it out there, it was my mom's favorite. She (my mom) died Last November from cancer. I was going to put Metallica black album or something similar and I thought nah, I'll put this up for mom.

Thanks.

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u/Frequently_Dizzy Sep 28 '22 Got the W

People laugh when you say Enya is a genius artist, but I feel like these folks have just heard Only Time as a joke (like in Thor: Love and Thunder) and haven’t actually listened to a complete album. A Day Without Rain is her best work imho.

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u/monkwren Sep 29 '22

A Day Without Rain is one of the best songs ever written, it's so good.

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u/Bus-Visible Sep 29 '22

Everybody still remembers 'Orinoco Flow'.

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u/punky67 Sep 28 '22

Why is liking enya seen as a something of a joke? I don't know much of her music, but orinoco flow is a really cool tune. Don't think I've heard anything else like it. And may it be from lord of the rings is absolutely beautiful

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u/Derpinator_420 Sep 28 '22

A lot of movies use Enya in the soundtracks, you have heard many of her songs you just don't know it.

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u/EM_CEE_PEEPANTS Sep 28 '22

I used to give my friend shit for listening to Enya...until I listened to Enya.

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u/Prize-Artist-2960 Sep 28 '22

Everyone thinks im joking when i say i love Enya. She deserves more credit and love.

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u/Derpinator_420 Sep 28 '22

I used get drunk and blast it. 😂 It's for when you want to be alone with your thoughts.

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u/Karge Sep 29 '22

Enya is a pure motherfucking mood

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u/TheoSidle Sep 28 '22

Shepherd Moons for me

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u/brainbroked Sep 28 '22 Silver Gold Helpful

Madvillainy - MF DOOM

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u/calvincrack Sep 28 '22

You kind of leave a key collaborator out by calling Madvillainy an MF DOOM album.

In terms of DOOM albums, I’d also say operation, doomsday and MM food are also masterpieces start to finish

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u/throw54away64 Sep 28 '22

Speaking of which- Madlib’s Shades of Blue album is among my favorites of all time

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Mezzanine 1998 by Massive Attack

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u/Ftp82 Sep 28 '22

Teardrop gets a lot of attention and rightfully so, but Angel is absolute filth. One of the most atmospheric intros I’ve ever heard

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u/Chuck_Rawks Sep 28 '22

Inertia Creeps, would like a word.

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u/TheSukis Sep 28 '22 edited Sep 28 '22

Black Milk is the chillest song ever

Can't get any cooler than that little breakdown at 1:35-1:45 when the subtle synth comes in, such a good example of masterful production

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u/c4ctus Sep 28 '22

No one mentioned "Dissolved Girl"?

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u/GarthVader45 Sep 28 '22

And it has Elizabeth Fraser from Cocteau Twins on vocals, so that automatically elevates it to one of the best tracks on the album in my book

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u/elmachow Sep 28 '22

Also portishead - dummy

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u/NewNormalDesigns Sep 29 '22

I've played their Live at Roseland album more times than I can count. So, so good.

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u/navy-black Sep 28 '22 Gold

The Cars - The Cars

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u/Its_Waluigi_Time Sep 28 '22 Gold Helpful Take My Energy Vibing Rocket Like

Graceland - Paul Simon

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u/I_Fart_Cum_Bubbles Sep 28 '22

Ohwa-awa hmmmmm, she’s a rich girl, and she don’t try to hide it

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u/bxsco Sep 28 '22 edited Sep 28 '22

Linda Ronatadt’s harmonies on “Under African Skies” are beautiful.

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u/Zetsubou51 Sep 28 '22

Nirvana Unplugged is a work of art.

Lateralus-Tool I think changed the way Listen to and interact with music.

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u/Illustrious_Oil_4630 Sep 29 '22

Im glad it didn't take long to find lateralus.

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u/Psycho_Candy_ Sep 28 '22 Silver Gold Coin Gift Tree Hug Heartbreak

Disintegration - The Cure

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u/angelvvitch Sep 28 '22

fun fact- Fiction/Polydor thought Disintegration was a “career killing” mess and did minimal PR and under-ran the first edition

Immediately it was critically praised and they had to rush to promote and press

moral is- record companies know dick about actually great music

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u/Dreamtillitsover Sep 28 '22

Nirvanas label hoped nevermind might sell 200k copies and were unprepared for it to be so big, they had to rush to get more copies printed as well

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u/Christabel1991 Sep 28 '22

Disintegration is the best album ever!

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u/Ryan233tiger Sep 28 '22 Gold Masterpiece Duck Dance

Songs For the Deaf - Queens of the Stone Age

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u/[deleted] Sep 28 '22

20 years old now. Urgh

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u/[deleted] Sep 28 '22

Herea the one I was looking forward. Excellent road trip album.

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u/Kalopsiate Sep 28 '22

You can't even hear it!

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u/otisp Sep 28 '22

I need a saga

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u/[deleted] Sep 28 '22

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u/goodmanners69 Sep 28 '22

we play the the songs that sound more like everyone else, than anyone else

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u/32sa4fg2 Sep 28 '22

It'd be my favorite but I can't even hear it

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u/thesmokingowl Sep 28 '22 Silver Gold Wholesome

Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here

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u/santicampi Sep 28 '22

Wywh, the wall, DSOTM, and animals could all be listed imo

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u/versatillite Sep 28 '22

Absolutely top of my list. Perfect album. No song needs a skip. I put this on for enjoyment, to help me fall asleep, for background noise, or to help reduce my anxiety. But the best is, headphones on and just focus on the music, melt into it, be one with it. No other album can do All (for me) that like Wish You Were Here can.

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u/lifeishardasshit Sep 28 '22 Silver Wholesome Eureka!

Led Zeppelin IV

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u/Sell200AprilAt142 Sep 28 '22 edited Sep 29 '22 Take My Energy

zum-nm-nm-nm-nm-nm-nm-nm-nm-nm..............

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HEY HEY MAMMA SAID THE WAY YOU MOVE

GONNA MAKE YOU SWEAT GONNA MAKE YOU GROOVE

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u/jack5603 Sep 28 '22 Helpful

Superunknown - Soundgarden

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u/phuc7895 Sep 28 '22

Vivaldi's 4 seasons

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u/LogSlayer Sep 28 '22 Gold Wholesome

London Calling by The Clash

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u/sklavko Sep 28 '22

Absolutely agree. Not a single song from that album can become boring, ever, no matter how many times I listen to it.

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Jar of Flies by Alice in Chains. Remarkable album.

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u/ReeG Sep 28 '22

Unplugged is my favourite AIC album. It's ridiculously good for a live acoustic set.

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u/NoData Sep 28 '22 edited Sep 28 '22

This is the best live album for me of all time. So many of their songs take on a whole new raw, soul-ripping dimension played acoustically. Great album.

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u/MyInfiniteZero Sep 28 '22

Nutshell has broken me over and over again.

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u/edgarpickle Sep 28 '22

Ditto. I always say that it is the sound of my depression.

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u/AngryCrotchCrickets Sep 28 '22

Jar of Flies is awesome. But Dirt strikes me as their ultimate album. Right before shit went really bad. Opens with an absolute fist to the face and doesn’t stop until the end of Would?

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u/degaybilized Sep 28 '22

Agreed 110% on Dirt

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Gorillaz - Demon Days

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u/Send_me_duck-pics Sep 28 '22

As with many on here, this illustrates that it's more than just great songs that make a great album. Figuring out how to put them all on the album can put it over the top.

Demon Days has good songs that very smoothly and enjoyably flow from one to the next and end with a satisfying conclusion.

The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

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u/lynypixie Sep 28 '22

I have not listened much to Gorillaz since the early/mid 2000s, and I am going to see their show next week because my teens love them and I bought tickets to them as birthday gifts.

Hope it’s still good!

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u/PhishnChips Sep 28 '22

It's better than good. I went on their last tour and blew my fucking tits off. Enjoy.

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u/XarrisTheBard Sep 28 '22

I'm more partial to Plastic Beach myself, but Demon Days is a certified banger.

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u/MayorOfVenice Sep 28 '22

It's like an opera that hasn't been acted out on stage yet. Demon Days is 11/10.

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u/TheAuraTree Sep 28 '22

Holst, the planets suite?

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u/Ill-Energy2640 Sep 28 '22

GZA (Liquid swords)

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u/No_Damage_731 Sep 28 '22

The first run of wu solo albums were so incredible.

Ironman, only built 4 Cuban linx, Bobby digital, return to the 36 chambers, tical all have arguments for qualifying for this post.

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u/Whiskey_Jack Sep 28 '22

Not to mention 36 chambers itself.

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u/mysoulalamo Sep 28 '22

My father was famous.. he was the GREATEST SAMURAI in the empire..

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u/chunkymonk3y Sep 28 '22

“CHOOSE THE BALL…and you join your mother, in death”

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u/the_roguetrader Sep 28 '22

it was the night before New Year and all through the fuckin projects not a handgun was silent, not even a Tec...

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u/AMW131 Sep 28 '22 Gold Wholesome

Rumours

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u/SOSpammy Sep 28 '22

I was listening to that album not long ago for the first time and thought I had accidentally played a Fleetwood Mac greatest hits album.

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u/no_sissies_allowed Sep 29 '22

You might as well have. Every song is great.

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u/aphasic Sep 29 '22

It's definitely one of the greatest albums from start to finish. It's sort of funny because anyone as old as I am has heard at least half the tracks played to death on classic rock stations for decades. It wasn't until I listened to the whole thing that I realized that:

A. Holy shit all those songs are on the same album.

B. Several of the tracks they never released as singles are every bit as good. I never heard "secondhand news" or "I don't wanna know" on the radio once, but damn they are good.

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u/prometheus_winced Sep 29 '22

Never Going Back Again secretly has one of the best guitar solos ever recorded.

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u/calibancreed Sep 28 '22 Gold

No, that's all true.

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u/JejuneBourgeois Sep 28 '22

Also one of my favorites:

Bret: "Michael Jackson's Off The Wall"

Murray: "Yeah woah, I'll say he is. He's crazy. Off the planet! Isn't he gonna freeze himself?"

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u/WeedleKnievel Sep 28 '22

He also insulted Snoop Dogg

I know he's a dog, Bret. I don't live under a rock

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u/mrjobby Sep 28 '22

Present.

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u/JejuneBourgeois Sep 28 '22

I said aaaaaa central park. In Newark

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u/the_bustin Sep 28 '22 Silver Platinum Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote Rocket Like

The downward spiral by nine inch nails. Absolutely perfect album in my opinion

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u/darknessence Sep 28 '22

Came here to say this. That album is truly another universe production and concept-wise and I love it.

Fun fact: this was Michael Jackson’s favorite album to listen to & it’s cited as the inspiration for his HIStory album. Another fun fact: Michael Jackson and Trent Reznor are both named Michael ;)

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u/ewf82 Sep 28 '22

Further down the spiral… isn’t long but damn…

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u/TheFragileFan Sep 28 '22

I prefer the fragile, but downward is one of the fucking greatest albums ever created

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u/evillordsoth Sep 28 '22 edited Sep 29 '22

Only reznor would call 2 hours of brutal industrial pounding something like “the fragile”. Even its quiet moments like La mer or the great below have intense lyrics and imagery

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u/TheFragileFan Sep 28 '22

La mer is my favorite song from the album

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Tapestry - Carole king

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u/allADD Sep 28 '22

i had an opportunity to go to the carole king musical once and didn't because i didn't know who she was

then i listened to a few of her songs and was like I KNOW WHO THIS IS THESE SONGS ARE IN ALL MY CHILDHOOD MEMORIES DAMN IT

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u/Other_Way7003 Sep 28 '22

Electric Ladyland - Jimi Hendrix

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u/thore4 Sep 28 '22

This is my answer too. A truely incredible album to listen to start to finish. Takes me to a different planet, especially 1983 a merman I should turn to be

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u/temalyen Sep 28 '22

Electric Ladyland is great, but I always thought Axis: Bold As Love was better.

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u/ToddGack Sep 28 '22

Agreed. Spanish Castle Magic, Wait Until Tomorrow, and Ain't No Telling back to back to back is so damn good

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u/SkinkeDraven69 Sep 29 '22

Lmao, how do you mention 3 songs from Axis and none of them is Little Wing?

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u/Busy-Ad4352 Sep 28 '22

Nevermind - Nirvana

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u/Patches_Mcgee Sep 28 '22

The older I get, the more I realize how ridiculous it is for every song on an album to be perfect. Nevermind is one of these; the best of these.

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u/jodescott1 Sep 28 '22

Favourite song on this album is “something in the way” just haunting, love it.

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u/themaninthe1ronflask Sep 28 '22

Still sounds fresh to this day. Everything was perfect on that record. There’s a parallel universe in which Butch Vig produced a version of In Utero, and I wonder how it sounds.

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u/BuggerNugs Sep 28 '22

The production on this album is outstanding, there's even recent albums that don't sound this good

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u/AromaticWind5 Sep 28 '22 Silver Gold Wholesome Take My Energy Got the W Vibing

Discovery by Daft Punk

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u/Monkey2371 Sep 28 '22 Gold

And the best way to listen to it is alongside the visuals of Interstella 5555

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u/Dorkamundo Sep 28 '22 Gold Wholesome Starry

I'm amazed at how many people are completely unaware that this is a thing. An incredible animated critique of the modern music industry set to a daft punk album without a single word said.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Qxe-QOp_-s

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u/PuffinDaisy Sep 29 '22

It's because UMG had it blocked from YT for a pretty long time

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u/krk2912 Sep 28 '22

Voyager into Veridis Quo gets me every time

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Veridis Quo ; Very Disco ; Disco Very ; Discovery

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u/nouvellediscotheque Sep 28 '22

ugh why did they have to quit

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u/Underestimate_mypowr Sep 28 '22

Honestly, anything by Daft Punk is amazing! Loved the soundtrack to Tron: Legacy. Absolutely incredible duo.

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u/scorpion_gonna_scorp Sep 28 '22 Gold Helpful Faith In Humanity Restored

The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill

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u/Nuttinbutabutt Sep 28 '22

Rage Against The Machine - RATM

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u/grabegabe Sep 28 '22

alongside evil empire are two of my all time fav albums

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u/gizellesexton Sep 29 '22

AYYO IT'S JUST ANOTHA BOMMMMMB TRACK

Talk about a fucking way to start it all. The first track of your first album. I'll never get over how sick that song is.

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u/National_Age_9704 Sep 28 '22

Unknown pleasures joy division

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u/[deleted] Sep 28 '22 Silver All-Seeing Upvote

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u/Putrid_Bee- Sep 28 '22

Have you seen the movie Love & Mercy? It's about Brian Wilson and his life. Also of how they came up with and produced pet sounds. Such a great movie.

Makes me pissed off at Paul Giamatti every time I watch it though so beware.

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u/thequietthingsthat Sep 29 '22

Paul Dano was perfect as young Brian

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u/smakweasle Sep 28 '22

Van Halen's self titled debut.

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u/Necro_Badger Sep 28 '22

Jimi Hendrix - Are You Experienced

The deluxe edition contains the 3 singles and b sides as well, which somehow only add to its greatness (a lot of bonus tracks are nice but distracting, but this is definitely not the case here)

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u/Deastrumquodvicis Sep 28 '22 Helpful

Lord of the Rings: the Return of the King Original Score

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u/Icy_Presentation6406 Sep 28 '22

Rolling Stones - Let it Bleed

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u/KallistiEngel Sep 28 '22

Fat of the Land by The Prodigy

Some of their music sounds dated now (I love Music for the Jilted Generation, but it sounds very late 80s/early 90s), but Fat of the Land is still a banger.

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u/jackatman Sep 28 '22

Paul's boutique

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u/flibbidygibbit Sep 28 '22

Amps and Crossovers under my rear hood, the bass is pumping from the back of my Fleetwood. They tell us what to do? HELL NO! Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego!

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u/theonlyjaguarsfan Sep 28 '22

Fantastic album. Craziest thing is that with how sampling laws have changed, its going to be tough for anyone to do anything like it again.

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u/starkeffect Sep 28 '22

They spent $250,000 on clearing the samples. If they tried to produce that album today it would be at least 10x that.

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u/rundnd65 Sep 28 '22 Helpful Take My Energy

Steely Dan - Aja

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u/[deleted] Sep 28 '22 edited Sep 28 '22

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u/Recessio_ Sep 28 '22

Came here for this. Gaucho is a masterpiece too.

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u/otcconan Sep 28 '22 Wholesome

A Night at the Opera by Queen

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u/Jolly-Principle-884 Sep 28 '22 edited Sep 29 '22 Helpful Wholesome Bravo!

DJ Shadow - Endtroducing….

Edit: Wow thanks so much for the upvotes and awards everyone, this is genuinely the first comment I’ve made that has had such a great response. Have a great day everyone, I’m off to build steam with a grain of salt.

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u/Han_Yerry Sep 28 '22 edited Sep 28 '22

Insight, foresight the clock on the wall reads a quarter past midnight!

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u/One-Elevator4553 Sep 28 '22

Building steam with a grain of salt is epic

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u/brainfreeze77 Sep 28 '22

Still on my top 5 albums I would want on a desert island. There is so much going on you can't get tired of it. It's not everyone's favorite, but Organ Donor gets me pumped every time.

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u/dr_leo_marvin Sep 28 '22

Third Eye Blind - Third Eye Blind (self titled). I love every song on that album and could just loop it forever.

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u/ChocoToco683 Sep 28 '22 Silver Gold Helpful

Blonde - Frank Ocean

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u/travrager25 Sep 28 '22

Self Control always makes me tear up ngl

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u/am34real Sep 28 '22

My favorite album of all time.

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u/Frost-Wzrd Sep 28 '22

White Ferrari might be my favorite song ever

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u/grandpa28 Sep 28 '22

A play on the concept of duality

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u/Same_Fisher Sep 28 '22 Silver Wholesome

Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms...

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u/ratzncratzn Sep 28 '22

Dire Staits-Dire Straits

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u/[deleted] Sep 28 '22

Mark Knopfler is a genius musician. No one but Knopfler could have scored, The Princess Bride. Also, check out All the Roadrunning, an amazing collaboration with the lovely Emmylou Harris.

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u/Jtg1960 Sep 28 '22

If you haven’t heard any of Mark Knopfler’s solo albums beginning with “Golden Heart” you should definitely check them out

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u/TheGoodDoctorGonzo Sep 28 '22

I saw Mark Knopfler live at the Ryman in Nashville about 15 years ago.

I immediately noticed that He walks kindof leaned back, stilted, at an off angle with an irregular gate… until he picks up his Strat; which counterbalances him just right to where he stands completely upright and once again appears to walk around the stage comfortably.

It’s like He’s broken without the guitar, and can’t even stand or walk right until he picks it up, at which point he stands tall and glides around the stage as he plays.

I think it’s genuinely a part of him at this point. Incredible show.

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u/Top-Crab-777 Sep 28 '22

The miseducation of Lauryn hill

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u/V1nn_W4lk3r Sep 28 '22 Wholesome

Rust in Peace, Megadeth.

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u/Benjammn Sep 28 '22

One of my favorite Onion headlines.

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u/No_Opportunity7360 Sep 28 '22

I wish they'd put the original mix/master on Spotify. the remaster sounds alright but I miss that original sound

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u/raganmt Sep 28 '22

I bought a vinyl of it recently and it was the old version, I feel like the remaster lost a lot of the raw energy

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u/thisissus84 Sep 28 '22 Silver Gold Platinum Helpful Wholesome Got the W Vibing I'd Like to Thank...

Ok Computer Radiohead

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u/irisuniverse Sep 28 '22

Kid A and In Rainbows are their other two masterpieces imo

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u/elynwen Sep 28 '22

“Let Down” has so many layers, it’s like a rainbow.

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u/Tedy_Duchamp Sep 28 '22 Gold Wholesome Starry Bravo Grande!

Pearl Jam - Ten

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u/ReallyDrunkPanda Sep 28 '22

Black was a great song until you go through heart break and the lyrics hit even harder

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u/Kiwsi Sep 28 '22 Silver Plus One

Gojira - from mars to sirius

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u/irishwanker Sep 28 '22 Silver Helpful

Death: Symbolic

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u/ferox965 Sep 28 '22

Love this record, but I preferred Individual Thought Patterns and Sound of Perseverance. But Death never had a bad one. Top shelf, groundbreaking stuff.

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u/Rude_Warning_5341 Sep 28 '22

Surprised to actually see Death here.

My favorite has got to be Spiritual Healing

That was start to the turning point for Chuck.

The lyrical content on that album are top notch and show that death metal didn’t have to be over the top violence, gore and stuff like that.

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u/oand Sep 28 '22

Boston - Boston

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u/ProjectSunlight Sep 28 '22

Damn good answer. All around solid rock album. If I recall correctly, wasn't the original recording done by one person in his basement?

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