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Re: Your Top 5
« Reply #45 on: October 29, 2021, 10:50:33 pm »
Top 5 Albums:

Alice In Chains - Jar of Flies
Incubus - Make Yourself
NIN - The Downward Spiral
Queensryche - Operation Mindcrime
Rush - A Farewell to Kings

Honorables :

Fear Factory - Obsolete
Local H - As Good as Dead
Pantera - Cowboys from Hell
Steve Vai - Passion and Warfare
The Prodigy - The Fat of the Land
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Re: Your Top 5
« Reply #46 on: October 29, 2021, 10:56:00 pm »
Alice In Chains - Jar of Flies
Incubus - Make Yourself
NIN - The Downward Spiral
Pantera - Cowboys from Hell

All arguably part of my ever-changing Top 5 as well

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Re: Your Top 5
« Reply #47 on: October 29, 2021, 11:08:38 pm »

Bukowski was one of the Greatest

I thought that when I read them as an 18 year old. When I read them as a grown up I found him to be a miserable hack.  Different strokes.
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Re: Your Top 5
« Reply #48 on: October 29, 2021, 11:15:22 pm »
Like everyone else I’m finding just 5 albums tough and my answer would probably be different next week but in rough order of discovery I’m going for:

The Pogues - Rum, Sodomy & the Lash
Herbie Hancock- Head Hunters
The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
Efterklang - Piramida
Jakub Józef Orliński - Facce d’amore

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Re: Your Top 5
« Reply #49 on: October 29, 2021, 11:20:23 pm »
@Alex_24 I would have included "make yourself" in an honorable mention
@ARNC I used to BLAST "Yoshima" when I worked alone in the furniture making studio after midnight in University.  I had keys to the woodshop as a TA, would go in there late, night owl as I've always been, throw on some tunes and get cracking   ;D
@scooter Fat of the Land is a solid left field mention, I remember wanting that album so bad when everything on the radio in my area was everclear and 3eb
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Re: Your Top 5
« Reply #50 on: October 29, 2021, 11:20:39 pm »
Top 5 albums:

Pink Floyd - Animals
Lifter Puller - Fiestas and Fiasco’s
Fields of the Nephilim - The Nephilim
The Hold Steady - Separation Sunday
Kate Bush - The Dreaming

Honorable mentions:
Led Zep - Physical Graffiti
The White Stripes - Elephant
GZA - Liquid Swords
The Charlatans - Tellin’ Stories
Indigo Girls - Rites of Passage
Most Clutch albums



Books:

Zero History - William Gibson
Neuromancer - William Gibson
Southern Reach Trilogy - Jeff Van der Meer
Vurt - Jeff Noon
Slaughterhouse 5 - Kurt Vonnegutt
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This is the second act”.

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Re: Your Top 5
« Reply #51 on: October 29, 2021, 11:23:26 pm »
Great lists @neph93
Man, I almost included Animals over WYWH, 70's Pink Floyd is really something else

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Re: Your Top 5
« Reply #52 on: October 29, 2021, 11:29:55 pm »
@Joberwocky I was introduced to Yoshimi by my uncle who really knows his music. He probably has more records than bricks in his house  :)

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Re: Your Top 5
« Reply #53 on: October 29, 2021, 11:33:36 pm »
Great lists @neph93
Man, I almost included Animals over WYWH, 70's Pink Floyd is really something else
Animals is the most underrated album in the history of rock music imho. Not a note wasted. Tight, lean and very, very mean. Add to that the incredible thematic execution and you’ve got a winner.

While I’m thinking about this, it occurs to me that my top 5 tracks would contain very different artists. I will have to consider that some more.
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This is the second act”.

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Re: Your Top 5
« Reply #54 on: October 29, 2021, 11:57:50 pm »
Nils Frahm - Screws

This album turned me onto a genre of music that I call "stimulating classical".  I gobble up as much of this kind of music as I can find!  I found out later that he recorded this album with a broken thumb, which made the notes mean a little more for me.  You can tell that they're very deliberate and a little slow.
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Re: Your Top 5
« Reply #55 on: October 30, 2021, 12:32:46 am »
Top 5 albums:

Kid A
Kid A
Kid A
Kid A
Kid A

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Re: Your Top 5
« Reply #56 on: October 30, 2021, 12:40:14 am »
Top 5 albums is impossible and it’s why I have almost everything on my phone.  It all depends on time, mood, surroundings, people etc.  Music has always been a big part of my life and I normally have something playing in the background most of the day.

I think the music threads on this forum sum up most of what I listen to.  Things I haven’t seen are some of the old blues Guys (Robert Johnson, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Lead Belly, etc.) Jazz (Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Dave Brubeck, etc.), Classical, and Bluegrass music that I listen to.

What is great is you have introduced me to quite a bit of new stuff and I thank you for it.  Example:  Listened to Silent Alarm today and loved it.  Thanks G!  :)

Great thread!!


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Re: Your Top 5
« Reply #57 on: October 30, 2021, 12:50:19 am »
Got a lot in common with @goosehd and a lot of y’all’s tastes. Jamming Bear Owsley’s recently released Johnny Cash recording from 1968 in San Francisco.

Love delta and hill blues and classical as well. Huge Rachmaninov, Gershwin, Beethoven, and Bach fan in particular.
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Re: Your Top 5
« Reply #58 on: October 30, 2021, 01:13:47 am »
Top 5 albums:

Kid A
Kid A
Kid A
Kid A
Kid A

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Re: Your Top 5
« Reply #59 on: October 30, 2021, 01:52:32 am »
Wow, a LOT to process in this thread — I see so much good shit that I don't even know where to start.

I can never do a fave albums or bands list, have tried too many times over the years only to fail. I'll be thinking of some other things (Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Murakami, William Gibson, Vonnegut for the winnnn) but for now I'll just make the only list I can readily think of.

Top 5 personal fave guitarists, in no particular order:

Neil Young
Prince
Bill Frisell
Graham Coxon
Mike Campbell
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