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THE PERFECT 100: the bestever albums as voted by my ... A list outlining the top 100 albums ever made!.....as ranked by my RYM friends. (I've never met any of them in real life, but somehow, we seem to have similar tastes ...

THE PERFECT 100: the bestever albums as voted by my friends Iggy and The Stooges Raw Power 1973 100geisterfaust Nov 25 2008 Iggy and The StoogesRaw Power Rated The amazing thing about this album is how swiftly and effectively it rendered every other hard rock album in my collection utterly fucking useless in comparison Hell Z Windstaff At any given moment theres this underlying energy this raw power if you will thats so potent that its all the band can do to keep it from spontaneously combusting into a cacophonous clusterfuck They barely succeed in preventing it from doing exactly that Which is all for the best because really have you ever tried getting pieces of raw power out of your hair Its a bitch 100geisterfaust Nov 25 2008 Iggy and The StoogesRaw Power Rated The amazing thing about this album is how swiftly and effectively it rendered every other hard rock album in my collection utterly fucking useless in comparison At any given moment theres this underlying energy this raw power if you will thats so potent that its all the band can do to keep it from spontaneously combusting into a cacophonous clusterfuck They barely succeed in preventing it from doing exactly that Which is all for the best because really have you ever tried getting pieces of raw power out of your hair Its a bitch Modest Mouse The Moon & Antarctica 2000 99BigTomCasual Jan 19 2007 Modest MouseThe Moon & Antarctica Rated A highlight of the new millenium They were reaching but were still a gloriously jaggled disaster at the same time Absolutely wonderful Toughtoimpossible to pick favorite tracks off here as I enjoy pretty much all of them If people think they have an opinion on this band without having heard this album then they should hear this album 99BigTomCasual Jan 19 2007 Modest MouseThe Moon & Antarctica Rated A highlight of the new millenium They were reaching but were still a gloriously jaggled disaster at the same time Absolutely wonderful Toughtoimpossible to pick favorite tracks off here as I enjoy pretty much all of them If people think they have an opinion on this band without having heard this album then they should hear this album Otis Redding Otis Blue Otis Redding Sings Soul 1965 98walterx4 Mar 25 2007 Otis ReddingOtis Blue Otis Redding Sings Soul Rated Not many vocal performances in the history of recorded music can match Otis on Ive Been Loving You Too Long This is the perfect soul record 98walterx4 Mar 25 2007 Otis ReddingOtis Blue Otis Redding Sings Soul Rated Not many vocal performances in the history of recorded music can match Otis on Ive Been Loving You Too Long This is the perfect soul record Serge Gainsbourg Histoire de Melody Nelson 1971 97 97 David Bowie Hunky Dory 1971 96tommo Jul 28 2005 David BowieHunky Dory Rated Hunky Dory is one of the few classic Bowie albums that doesnt seem to be tied into some sort of theme narrative or persona its simply a diverse collection of totally original knockout songs Opening track Changes has become one of Bowies most recognisable singles to the point of becoming truly anthemic while big favourites Life on Mars and Oh You Pretty Things have also garnered unequivocal classic status The rest of the album paints an interesting picture of Bowies unrelenting creativity and refusal to be pigeonholed Andy Warhol it at once menacing and upbeat Queen Bitch has so much attitude that it positively swaggers Song for Bob Dylan and The Belway Brothers delve into biographical folk and the fascinatingly cyclical Kooks manages to fashion itself as an offbeat romantic singalong Most impressive of all though is how Bowie manages to tie these varied tracks together into an album that somehow feels genuinely cohesive 96tommo Jul 28 2005 David BowieHunky Dory Rated Hunky Dory is one of the few classic Bowie albums that doesnt seem to be tied into some sort of theme narrative or persona its simply a diverse collection of totally original knockout songs Opening track Changes has become one of Bowies most recognisable singles to the point of becoming truly anthemic while big favourites Life on Mars and Oh You Pretty Things have also garnered unequivocal classic status The rest of the album paints an interesting picture of Bowies unrelenting creativity and refusal to be pigeonholed Andy Warhol it at once menacing and upbeat Queen Bitch has so much attitude that it positively swaggers Song for Bob Dylan and The Belway Brothers delve into biographical folk and the fascinatingly cyclical Kooks manages to fashion itself as an offbeat romantic singalong Most impressive of all though is how Bowie manages to tie these varied tracks together into an album that somehow feels genuinely cohesive Public Enemy Fear of a Black Planet 1990 95rhcpybdk Jul 21 2009 Public EnemyFear of a Black Planet Rated As a white person theres nothing I like more than listening to antiwhite person music  I enjoy the song Burn Hollywood Burn and I even have included the lyrics in a history speech on equality in todays world 95rhcpybdk Jul 21 2009 Public EnemyFear of a Black Planet Rated As a white person theres nothing I like more than listening to antiwhite person music  I enjoy the song Burn Hollywood Burn and I even have included the lyrics in a history speech on equality in todays world Neil Young On the Beach 2003 94 94 The Replacements Let It Be 1984 93renbird May 25 2008 The ReplacementsLet It Be Rated The Replacements Let It Be I’m confused I think I’ll alway be confused Writing this review now I am confused As a teenager I’ve become accustomed to this feeling every day Along with anger depression and disappointment it’s one of those things that I try to hold back You really can’t talk to anybody about these things except maybe your best friend assuming they don’t have problems as well That being said I’m very glad there’s Let It Be to let me know that I’m not alone First of all the topics cover every thing I know right now I’ve encountered the reckless abandon felt in “I Will Dare” I’ve felt “Unsatisfied” at times with how everything turns out in the end the boredom and pissed mood of “Sixteen Blue” and who could forget that horrible feeling of silent rejection by someone you love that is “Answering Machine”Of course this would all be child’s play if it weren’t for the catchy hooks blistering energy and clever lyrics put together by Paul Westerburg “Androgynous” displays one of the finest melodies ever with just a piano and sandblocks The almost instrumental run of “Seen Your Video” and the energizerbunny’s anthems “Favorite Thing” and “We’re Coming Out” beating out the tunes at full force Even the supposed filler tracks the laughable “Tommy Gets His Tonsils Out” the KISS cover  “Black Diamond” and “Gary’s Got A Boner” no explanation needed add to the bizarre flow of this record Making it awkward and flawed like a teenager hell like every human being 93renbird May 25 2008 The ReplacementsLet It Be Rated The Replacements Let It Be I’m confused I think I’ll alway be confused Writing this review now I am confused As a teenager I’ve become accustomed to this feeling every day Along with anger depression and disappointment it’s one of those things that I try to hold back You really can’t talk to anybody about these things except maybe your best friend assuming they don’t have problems as well That being said I’m very glad there’s Let It Be to let me know that I’m not alone First of all the topics cover every thing I know right now I’ve encountered the reckless abandon felt in “I Will Dare” I’ve felt “Unsatisfied” at times with how everything turns out in the end the boredom and pissed mood of “Sixteen Blue” and who could forget that horrible feeling of silent rejection by someone you love that is “Answering Machine”Of course this would all be child’s play if it weren’t for the catchy hooks blistering energy and clever lyrics put together by Paul Westerburg “Androgynous” displays one of the finest melodies ever with just a piano and sandblocks The almost instrumental run of “Seen Your Video” and the energizerbunny’s anthems “Favorite Thing” and “We’re Coming Out” beating out the tunes at full force Even the supposed filler tracks the laughable “Tommy Gets His Tonsils Out” the KISS cover  “Black Diamond” and “Gary’s Got A Boner” no explanation needed add to the bizarre flow of this record Making it awkward and flawed like a teenager hell like every human being The Beatles Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band 1967 92kloewer Aug 15 2007 The BeatlesSgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band Rated I used to hate The Beatles and thought that they sucked  Now I hate you and think that you suck   sorry 92kloewer Aug 15 2007 The BeatlesSgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band Rated I used to hate The Beatles and thought that they sucked  Now I hate you and think that you suck   sorry Nirvana In utero 1993 91BenV Sep 27 2009 NirvanaIn utero Rated 91BenV Sep 27 2009 NirvanaIn utero Rated The Jesus and Mary Chain Psychocandy 1985 90TakeItOrLeaveIt Oct 13 2008 The Jesus and Mary ChainPsychocandy Rated for some reason I always want to listen to this album when im in a certain state the wall of sound as they put it is prevalent So dont think The Jesus and Mary Chain are just the Kings of Leon of the 80s oh no they were far superior 90TakeItOrLeaveIt Oct 13 2008 The Jesus and Mary ChainPsychocandy Rated for some reason I always want to listen to this album when im in a certain state the wall of sound as they put it is prevalent So dont think The Jesus and Mary Chain are just the Kings of Leon of the 80s oh no they were far superior Kate Bush Hounds of Love 1985 89martinbors Oct 08 2009 Kate BushHounds of Love Rated Love it since the first time i heard it 24 Years 89martinbors Oct 08 2009 Kate BushHounds of Love Rated Love it since the first time i heard it 24 Years Galaxie 500 On Fire 1989 88walterx4 Apr 24 2007 Galaxie 500On Fire Rated This is a beautiful melodically rich sounding album Sometimes and some days thats all you need 88walterx4 Apr 24 2007 Galaxie 500On Fire Rated This is a beautiful melodically rich sounding album Sometimes and some days thats all you need Marvin Gaye Whats Going On 1971 87Drifterdk Mar 03 2006 Marvin GayeWhats Going On Rated The reason a lot of people consider this one of the best albums ever released by any artists in any genre is because it is one of the best albums released by any artist in any genre Simple as that Believe the hype in other words 87Drifterdk Mar 03 2006 Marvin GayeWhats Going On Rated The reason a lot of people consider this one of the best albums ever released by any artists in any genre is because it is one of the best albums released by any artist in any genre Simple as that Believe the hype in other words Roxy Music For Your Pleasure 1973 86tommo Nov 16 2007 Roxy MusicFor Your Pleasure Rated Heavenly downright sexy retrofuturistic pop music that sounds like it borrowed from every decade before and after it was made The multitracked harmonica solo in Grey Lagoons is quite possibly the best thing ever 86tommo Nov 16 2007 Roxy MusicFor Your Pleasure Rated Heavenly downright sexy retrofuturistic pop music that sounds like it borrowed from every decade before and after it was made The multitracked harmonica solo in Grey Lagoons is quite possibly the best thing ever Broken Social Scene You Forgot It in People 2002 85reggiemt Oct 26 2006 Broken Social SceneYou Forgot It in People Rated 85reggiemt Oct 26 2006 Broken Social SceneYou Forgot It in People Rated Bob Dylan Bringing It All Back Home 1965 84 84 The Velvet Underground White Light White Heat 1968 83Carcass05 May 11 2009 The Velvet UndergroundWhite Light White Heat Rated The Velvet Undergrounds second album in less than a year is even more dark and dissonant than The Velvet Underground & Nico  White Light White Heat is the closest thing to a pop single here The rest is a darkly swirling sublime masterpiece  The Gift took a while to grow on me and I find I like it best when the volume is low and I can just hear the repetitive drum beat  Sister Ray may just be the best VU song of all and certainly one of the best epiclength songs ever recorded 83Carcass05 May 11 2009 The Velvet UndergroundWhite Light White Heat Rated The Velvet Undergrounds second album in less than a year is even more dark and dissonant than The Velvet Underground & Nico  White Light White Heat is the closest thing to a pop single here The rest is a darkly swirling sublime masterpiece  The Gift took a while to grow on me and I find I like it best when the volume is low and I can just hear the repetitive drum beat  Sister Ray may just be the best VU song of all and certainly one of the best epiclength songs ever recorded Bob Dylan Blood on the Tracks 1975 82streetmouse Apr 29 2007 Bob DylanBlood on the Tracks Rated Without a doubt his best body of work since Blonde On Blonde  But that doesn’t mean it’s like Blonde On Blonde this record has a flavor all of it’s own  It sounds lighter more musical and if I may there seems to be some theater here as if many of the songs are actually mini movie scripts Lyrically the songs are as tight as you will ever find and the music is top notch leaving nothing to be wished for  Dylan once said in an interview that he never gives one hundred percent to a recording  It’s hard to believe that on Highway 61 Blonde On Blonde or here On Blood On The Tracks he’s not given more then one hundred percent  But then he’d probably just smile and say Well you know that’s how it goes sometimes  Which actually was his answer in the interview Bob has gone through some serious changes and his music sells a certain amount to a certain group of people  He’s had trouble finding the younger audience as say The Rolling Stones have  Many have been put off by several of Bob’s recordings where he has intentionally only put one good song on the album though that was at a time when he was very unsure of himself  But you have to give any man a break who has the ability to walk into a room and get the complete attention of twenty thousand people for ninety minutes that says something for sure  The good thing here is that there’s no filler Bob seems to have found his lost footing and has given us a brilliant piece of work that will have to be reckoned with for years to come I realize this is difficult for many to understand but Bob has a way of finding the core and phrasing it perfectly allowing the listener the privilege of feeling that they have discovered something his music is almost interactive which is what brought this man to the heights he’s achieved  Once you discover Bob Dylan you’ll feel that he’s speaking directly to you and you alone  I can’t tell you what a great and personal feeling that is other than to say that it’s what all great art should be  What I can tell you is that you will be more then pleased with this venture its timeless and could easily slide in between any of his releases  Discover it now or take a second look and enjoy the day with Bob at your side 82streetmouse Apr 29 2007 Bob DylanBlood on the Tracks Rated Without a doubt his best body of work since Blonde On Blonde  But that doesn’t mean it’s like Blonde On Blonde this record has a flavor all of it’s own  It sounds lighter more musical and if I may there seems to be some theater here as if many of the songs are actually mini movie scripts Lyrically the songs are as tight as you will ever find and the music is top notch leaving nothing to be wished for  Dylan once said in an interview that he never gives one hundred percent to a recording  It’s hard to believe that on Highway 61 Blonde On Blonde or here On Blood On The Tracks he’s not given more then one hundred percent  But then he’d probably just smile and say Well you know that’s how it goes sometimes  Which actually was his answer in the interview Bob has gone through some serious changes and his music sells a certain amount to a certain group of people  He’s had trouble finding the younger audience as say The Rolling Stones have  Many have been put off by several of Bob’s recordings where he has intentionally only put one good song on the album though that was at a time when he was very unsure of himself  But you have to give any man a break who has the ability to walk into a room and get the complete attention of twenty thousand people for ninety minutes that says something for sure  The good thing here is that there’s no filler Bob seems to have found his lost footing and has given us a brilliant piece of work that will have to be reckoned with for years to come I realize this is difficult for many to understand but Bob has a way of finding the core and phrasing it perfectly allowing the listener the privilege of feeling that they have discovered something his music is almost interactive which is what brought this man to the heights he’s achieved  Once you discover Bob Dylan you’ll feel that he’s speaking directly to you and you alone  I can’t tell you what a great and personal feeling that is other than to say that it’s what all great art should be  What I can tell you is that you will be more then pleased with this venture its timeless and could easily slide in between any of his releases  Discover it now or take a second look and enjoy the day with Bob at your side Gang of Four Entertainment 1979 81walterx4 Apr 25 2007 Gang of FourEntertainment Rated It took me five or six plays to even mildly like this record I hung in there on the advice of trusted friends and all of a sudden after a bunch of plays wham I got it Now I cant figure out why it took me so long to figure out what a punky little rocker this really is 81walterx4 Apr 25 2007 Gang of FourEntertainment Rated It took me five or six plays to even mildly like this record I hung in there on the advice of trusted friends and all of a sudden after a bunch of plays wham I got it Now I cant figure out why it took me so long to figure out what a punky little rocker this really is 80 ChrisPC Feb 11 2010 CanTago Mago Bought for my birthday I may like it as I like Can alot ChrisPC Feb 11 2010 CanTago Mago Bought for my birthday I may like it as I like Can alot 79 BenV Mar 19 2014 The Flaming LipsThe Soft Bulletin Rated BenV Mar 19 2014 The Flaming LipsThe Soft Bulletin Rated 78 77 Iai Mar 22 2005 KraftwerkTrans Europa Express Rated Often Kraftwerk fanboys like myself will try and tell you that you have to listen to their albums in German  Something to do with purity or something  God that sounds worryingly Naziesque doesnt it Anyway youre probably going to be told at some point that the German versions are better than the English versions  Poppycock  Except in this case  Hey if you track down the German version youre even treated to a whole track Abzug that didnt make the English version  Bonus A1 Europa endlos A2 Spiegelsaal A3 Schaufensterpuppen B1 Trans Europa Express B2 Metall auf Metall B3 Abzug B4 Franz Schubert B5 Endlos endlos Iai Mar 22 2005 KraftwerkTrans Europa Express Rated Often Kraftwerk fanboys like myself will try and tell you that you have to listen to their albums in German  Something to do with purity or something  God that sounds worryingly Naziesque doesnt it Anyway youre probably going to be told at some point that the German versions are better than the English versions  Poppycock  Except in this case  Hey if you track down the German version youre even treated to a whole track Abzug that didnt make the English version  Bonus A1 Europa endlos A2 Spiegelsaal A3 Schaufensterpuppen B1 Trans Europa Express B2 Metall auf Metall B3 Abzug B4 Franz Schubert B5 Endlos endlos 76 75 mrtsc Apr 24 2007 BjörkHomogenic Rated mrtsc Apr 24 2007 BjörkHomogenic Rated 74 Carcass05 Mar 13 2009 PixiesSurfer Rosa Rated One of those leftfield albums that I was always pretty sure that I would hate in the same vein as the Lemonheads  It took me quite a few listens to really enjoy  At times Black Francis voice reminds me of Fred Schneider of the B52s but I like the way it complements Kim Deals  Heavy catchy and damn near perfect  Also great cover featuring a perfect set Carcass05 Mar 13 2009 PixiesSurfer Rosa Rated One of those leftfield albums that I was always pretty sure that I would hate in the same vein as the Lemonheads  It took me quite a few listens to really enjoy  At times Black Francis voice reminds me of Fred Schneider of the B52s but I like the way it complements Kim Deals  Heavy catchy and damn near perfect  Also great cover featuring a perfect set 73 utopiandrive Feb 08 2007 InterpolTurn On the Bright Lights Rated Some albums make you appreciate the freshness of vulnerability and the realness of personal torments Im not entirely sure what it is about Turn On the Bright Lights that keeps me coming back every now and then but I sure as hell like it Its like a dark faraway vacuum that the opening guitars lead you to where one retreats to explore the perils of ones life and returns in a different state of mind utopiandrive Feb 08 2007 InterpolTurn On the Bright Lights Rated Some albums make you appreciate the freshness of vulnerability and the realness of personal torments Im not entirely sure what it is about Turn On the Bright Lights that keeps me coming back every now and then but I sure as hell like it Its like a dark faraway vacuum that the opening guitars lead you to where one retreats to explore the perils of ones life and returns in a different state of mind 72 TakeItOrLeaveIt Apr 19 2009 Cocteau TwinsTreasure Rated oh wow this came out of nowhere this album is something special in many ways a treat for the melancholy a very quiet album that has a certain tenderness TakeItOrLeaveIt Apr 19 2009 Cocteau TwinsTreasure Rated oh wow this came out of nowhere this album is something special in many ways a treat for the melancholy a very quiet album that has a certain tenderness 71 Winjer Oct 16 2005 Boards of CanadaMusic Has the Right to Children Rated THE genredefining IDM album Winjer Oct 16 2005 Boards of CanadaMusic Has the Right to Children Rated THE genredefining IDM album 70 69 walterx4 Mar 26 2008 Belle and SebastianIf Youre Feeling Sinister Rated One of the strengths of a record that is hardly ever mentioned is whether or not you can sing along to the songs Maybe that isnt cool enough for serious listeners So to solve that problem I offer up If Youre Feeling Sinister which is well written and performed the broody gang can dig it For those who are less concerned about their image sing your heads off to this marvelous collection of tunes walterx4 Mar 26 2008 Belle and SebastianIf Youre Feeling Sinister Rated One of the strengths of a record that is hardly ever mentioned is whether or not you can sing along to the songs Maybe that isnt cool enough for serious listeners So to solve that problem I offer up If Youre Feeling Sinister which is well written and performed the broody gang can dig it For those who are less concerned about their image sing your heads off to this marvelous collection of tunes 68 Carcass05 Apr 10 2007 Beastie BoysPauls Boutique Rated A much better crafted and much less dated album than its predecessor this album is quite easily one of the best rap albums of all time  The BBoys tone down their annoying personality characteristics and actually sound educated here moreso than on the debut They have never topped this one but then again no one else has really either Carcass05 Apr 10 2007 Beastie BoysPauls Boutique Rated A much better crafted and much less dated album than its predecessor this album is quite easily one of the best rap albums of all time  The BBoys tone down their annoying personality characteristics and actually sound educated here moreso than on the debut They have never topped this one but then again no one else has really either 67 ghandi3030 Oct 05 2006 GeniusGZALiquid Swords Rated The ninja horde swept through the forest like locusts through a field The blood spilled upon the ground like a river newly formed choking everything in its path Only a few were a witness to what had happened The darkness grew and captured the land quickly enough only one sat quietly his hat over his head hanging just over his eyes The wind blew barely a whisper for it did not want to interrupt the actions that would soon expire They descended upon him in great numbers but move a muscle he did not Silent and looking at the ground nothing seemed to matter but for the wind that rustled ever so slightly Without warning or signal the razor sharp sword departed from its wooden container and began a ruthless path of destruction striking any in its path Gods or others could only watch with an opened eye as the horde of bees soon became a distant buzz eradicated from existance The man with the hat dressed simply as a commoner was the executioner of many that day but he would not be done There were even more who deserved the wrath of vengeance Spinning on a platter the saga played into the night sky ending with the needle falling out of groove 1 Liquid Swords 2 Duel of the Iron Mic 3 Living in the World Today 4 Gold 5 Cold World 6 Labels 7 4th Chamber 8 Shadowboxin 9 Hells Wind Staff Killah Hills 10304 10 Investigative Reports 11 Swordsman 12 I Gotcha Back 13 Killah Priest Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth ghandi3030 Oct 05 2006 GeniusGZALiquid Swords Rated The ninja horde swept through the forest like locusts through a field The blood spilled upon the ground like a river newly formed choking everything in its path Only a few were a witness to what had happened The darkness grew and captured the land quickly enough only one sat quietly his hat over his head hanging just over his eyes The wind blew barely a whisper for it did not want to interrupt the actions that would soon expire They descended upon him in great numbers but move a muscle he did not Silent and looking at the ground nothing seemed to matter but for the wind that rustled ever so slightly Without warning or signal the razor sharp sword departed from its wooden container and began a ruthless path of destruction striking any in its path Gods or others could only watch with an opened eye as the horde of bees soon became a distant buzz eradicated from existance The man with the hat dressed simply as a commoner was the executioner of many that day but he would not be done There were even more who deserved the wrath of vengeance Spinning on a platter the saga played into the night sky ending with the needle falling out of groove 1 Liquid Swords 2 Duel of the Iron Mic 3 Living in the World Today 4 Gold 5 Cold World 6 Labels 7 4th Chamber 8 Shadowboxin 9 Hells Wind Staff Killah Hills 10304 10 Investigative Reports 11 Swordsman 12 I Gotcha Back 13 Killah Priest Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth 66 65 utopiandrive Feb 08 2007 The Stone RosesThe Stone Roses Rated If there ever was a record that can always lift my mood this is it All these tunes make me so damn happy Each one is an upbeat singalong and theres no hint of a weak moment on this entire album Everything about it the vocals the experimentation the solos the lyrics the sick riffs and bass lines puts a smile on my face and it doesnt subdue with time it only means more to me This is what alternative music should like everywhere all the time utopiandrive Feb 08 2007 The Stone RosesThe Stone Roses Rated If there ever was a record that can always lift my mood this is it All these tunes make me so damn happy Each one is an upbeat singalong and theres no hint of a weak moment on this entire album Everything about it the vocals the experimentation the solos the lyrics the sick riffs and bass lines puts a smile on my face and it doesnt subdue with time it only means more to me This is what alternative music should like everywhere all the time 64 utopiandrive Feb 08 2007 Pink FloydWish You Were Here Rated A tragic and beautiful tale about the fine line between genius and madness and the dawning of the real world as childhood fades into adulthood This album is the definition of intricate as every decibel of sound seems to have been meticulously selected for a specific purpose It carries a wave of nostalgia about people Ive known and places Ive been which is something Ill always refer back to utopiandrive Feb 08 2007 Pink FloydWish You Were Here Rated A tragic and beautiful tale about the fine line between genius and madness and the dawning of the real world as childhood fades into adulthood This album is the definition of intricate as every decibel of sound seems to have been meticulously selected for a specific purpose It carries a wave of nostalgia about people Ive known and places Ive been which is something Ill always refer back to 63 Drifterdk Mar 16 2006 The BeatlesMagical Mystery Tour Rated Very close to being my alltime favorite Drifterdk Mar 16 2006 The BeatlesMagical Mystery Tour Rated Very close to being my alltime favorite 62 grimstuff Jul 27 2007 EnoHere Come the Warm Jets Rated A five and a half star masterpiece Dead Finks Dont Talk grimstuff Jul 27 2007 EnoHere Come the Warm Jets Rated A five and a half star masterpiece Dead Finks Dont Talk 61 tommo May 02 2004 Talk TalkLaughing Stock Rated One of my favourite albums ever and as far as Im concerned the quintessential must own postrock album The music here is alternatingly sparse and chaotic with a real soundtrack quality to it which suggests to me some longforgotten piece of grainy filmnoir My personal favourite is Ascension Day especially for its crushing finale of jarring guitar bursts but all six songs are downright exceptional tommo May 02 2004 Talk TalkLaughing Stock Rated One of my favourite albums ever and as far as Im concerned the quintessential must own postrock album The music here is alternatingly sparse and chaotic with a real soundtrack quality to it which suggests to me some longforgotten piece of grainy filmnoir My personal favourite is Ascension Day especially for its crushing finale of jarring guitar bursts but all six songs are downright exceptional 60 kloewer Jun 07 2005 The Sonic YouthSister Rated My favorite Sonic Youth album  This one is just enough production and lack thereof for me  The songs really swell and break just right for me  I think what I really like about this album is it seems as though Sonic Youth is really finally getting to know their instruments  There is a maturity and confidence that steers clear of arrogance and I like that kloewer Jun 07 2005 The Sonic YouthSister Rated My favorite Sonic Youth album  This one is just enough production and lack thereof for me  The songs really swell and break just right for me  I think what I really like about this album is it seems as though Sonic Youth is really finally getting to know their instruments  There is a maturity and confidence that steers clear of arrogance and I like that 59 Carcass05 Nov 12 2007 NasIllmatic Rated Granted when I do enjoy any hiphop its usually a member of the late 1980s Golden Era NWA Run DMC Eric B & Rakim Public Enemy Thats why I was surprised how much I enjoy this album Generally I am nonplussed by socalled classic albums Theres usually a few good tracks and a lot of filler This is definitely not the case here Every track is solid outside of The Genesis and shows a rapper with intelligence and solid lyricism Nas doesnt resort to annoying beats as the foundation of his raps A true diamond in the overcrowded rough of early 1990s hiphop I own the 2004 10th Anniversary Platinum rerelease which sounds fantastic and contains a bonus disc including remixes and two previously unreleased tracks I got it at Best Buy for 9 99 which is too cheap in a good way for such a great album Carcass05 Nov 12 2007 NasIllmatic Rated Granted when I do enjoy any hiphop its usually a member of the late 1980s Golden Era NWA Run DMC Eric B & Rakim Public Enemy Thats why I was surprised how much I enjoy this album Generally I am nonplussed by socalled classic albums Theres usually a few good tracks and a lot of filler This is definitely not the case here Every track is solid outside of The Genesis and shows a rapper with intelligence and solid lyricism Nas doesnt resort to annoying beats as the foundation of his raps A true diamond in the overcrowded rough of early 1990s hiphop I own the 2004 10th Anniversary Platinum rerelease which sounds fantastic and contains a bonus disc including remixes and two previously unreleased tracks I got it at Best Buy for 9 99 which is too cheap in a good way for such a great album 58 reggiemt Sep 15 2006 Bob DylanBlonde on Blonde Rated reggiemt Sep 15 2006 Bob DylanBlonde on Blonde Rated 57 Winjer Oct 14 2005 CanEge Bamyasi Rated The album that practically defines krautrock Czukay Suzuki & Liebezeit all at their best Winjer Oct 14 2005 CanEge Bamyasi Rated The album that practically defines krautrock Czukay Suzuki & Liebezeit all at their best 56 55 utopiandrive Feb 08 2007 Neil YoungAfter the Gold Rush Rated After the Gold Rush is one of the most personal and affecting albums Ive ever heard There is no reason why this record shouldnt sweep anyone off their feet Im so inspired by the genuineness in Neil Youngs masterfulness So simplistic yet so poignant these songs are impeccably crafted and the melodies the flow the lyrics all come straight from the heart Heartfelt thoughtful and incredibly accessible Neil Young is a gem of a songwriter and artist utopiandrive Feb 08 2007 Neil YoungAfter the Gold Rush Rated After the Gold Rush is one of the most personal and affecting albums Ive ever heard There is no reason why this record shouldnt sweep anyone off their feet Im so inspired by the genuineness in Neil Youngs masterfulness So simplistic yet so poignant these songs are impeccably crafted and the melodies the flow the lyrics all come straight from the heart Heartfelt thoughtful and incredibly accessible Neil Young is a gem of a songwriter and artist 54 tommo Jul 29 2005 Nick DrakeFive Leaves Left Rated Nick Drake didnt manage to record many albums in his short lifetime but the consistently high quality of his brief output is truly outstanding On Five Leaves Left his debut Drake showcases his amazing ability as a guitarist and songwriter laying down ten tracks of utterly beautiful folktinged music The core of each of these songs is always Drakes smooth melancholy vocal and intricate guitar picking but each of the songs deviates slightly from this motif in different and intriguing ways from the lush dense accompaniament of River Man to the great additional instrumentation of Cello Song and the upbeat jaunty melody of Man in a Shed tommo Jul 29 2005 Nick DrakeFive Leaves Left Rated Nick Drake didnt manage to record many albums in his short lifetime but the consistently high quality of his brief output is truly outstanding On Five Leaves Left his debut Drake showcases his amazing ability as a guitarist and songwriter laying down ten tracks of utterly beautiful folktinged music The core of each of these songs is always Drakes smooth melancholy vocal and intricate guitar picking but each of the songs deviates slightly from this motif in different and intriguing ways from the lush dense accompaniament of River Man to the great additional instrumentation of Cello Song and the upbeat jaunty melody of Man in a Shed 53 toHellwithPoverty Apr 14 2010 The Jimi Hendrix ExperienceAre You Experienced Rated This is one of the great LPs of all time toHellwithPoverty Apr 14 2010 The Jimi Hendrix ExperienceAre You Experienced Rated This is one of the great LPs of all time 52 Sofocles Oct 18 2007 Neil Young with Crazy Horse Neil YoungCrazy Horse Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere Rated Tiene delito que habiendo escuchado la mayoría de los discos en solitario de Neil Young no le hubiese dado una oportunidad hasta fechas recientes a esta joya un mayúsculo tratado de countryrock donde todo funciona a la perfección donde no sobra una coma ni una nota configurando una colección memorable de auténticas gemas de la creación musical digna de un talento descomunal como el del maestro Siete fabulosas canciones siete clásicos imperecederos firmados por uno de los más grandes e interpretados por una de banda de músicos sobresalientes Una maravilla Descomunal atemporal bellísimo sublime clásico Imprescindible Sofocles Oct 18 2007 Neil Young with Crazy Horse Neil YoungCrazy Horse Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere Rated Tiene delito que habiendo escuchado la mayoría de los discos en solitario de Neil Young no le hubiese dado una oportunidad hasta fechas recientes a esta joya un mayúsculo tratado de countryrock donde todo funciona a la perfección donde no sobra una coma ni una nota configurando una colección memorable de auténticas gemas de la creación musical digna de un talento descomunal como el del maestro Siete fabulosas canciones siete clásicos imperecederos firmados por uno de los más grandes e interpretados por una de banda de músicos sobresalientes Una maravilla Descomunal atemporal bellísimo sublime clásico Imprescindible 51 DavidIs May 17 2009 The CureDisintegration Rated INFUCKINCREDIBLE      and probably cures best album httpwww youtube comwatchv=bZoYzne9Tpg DavidIs May 17 2009 The CureDisintegration Rated INFUCKINCREDIBLE      and probably cures best album httpwww youtube comwatchv=bZoYzne9Tpg 50 Rand Nov 10 2009 Elvis CostelloThis Years Model Rated Incomparable 1010 Rand Nov 10 2009 Elvis CostelloThis Years Model Rated Incomparable 1010 49 walterx4 Aug 24 2007 The KinksThe Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society Rated The dreams and disapointments of everyday people Beautiful songs masterful songwriting walterx4 Aug 24 2007 The KinksThe Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society Rated The dreams and disapointments of everyday people Beautiful songs masterful songwriting 48 Drifterdk Mar 18 2007 LoveForever Changes Rated One of if not the best albums to come out of the whole hippie era Each song is very very good as are the arrangementsorchestrations by David Angel One album that sounds better and better with each passing year Drifterdk Mar 18 2007 LoveForever Changes Rated One of if not the best albums to come out of the whole hippie era Each song is very very good as are the arrangementsorchestrations by David Angel One album that sounds better and better with each passing year 47 grimstuff Jul 28 2007 David BowieLow Rated Low is like two pills one jagged green and opaque and other smooth and crystal clear with soothing blue tones and a cloudy middle Taking the first leads you down a cacophonous street full of crowd pleasing oddities with contrasting anxious melodies The second leads you into a side alley and then into a hidden door to long twisting hallways down into the underground city where everything is turned upside down and the emotionallyestranged citizens have other monuments to celebrate make love and die under the shadows of grimstuff Jul 28 2007 David BowieLow Rated Low is like two pills one jagged green and opaque and other smooth and crystal clear with soothing blue tones and a cloudy middle Taking the first leads you down a cacophonous street full of crowd pleasing oddities with contrasting anxious melodies The second leads you into a side alley and then into a hidden door to long twisting hallways down into the underground city where everything is turned upside down and the emotionallyestranged citizens have other monuments to celebrate make love and die under the shadows of 46 45 indierocker53221 May 30 2009 A Tribe Called QuestThe Low End Theory Rated Gradually went from a 4 to a 5 now this is easily my favourite hip hop album of all time The samples and beats are almost tasty enough to eat The best songs would be Verses From the Abstract and Vibes and Stuff perfect album for someone who thinks rap is crap I used to be like that but I think this was really the album that convinced me Illmatic and 36 Chambers helped but this one got things off the ground indierocker53221 May 30 2009 A Tribe Called QuestThe Low End Theory Rated Gradually went from a 4 to a 5 now this is easily my favourite hip hop album of all time The samples and beats are almost tasty enough to eat The best songs would be Verses From the Abstract and Vibes and Stuff perfect album for someone who thinks rap is crap I used to be like that but I think this was really the album that convinced me Illmatic and 36 Chambers helped but this one got things off the ground Wilco Yankee Hotel Foxtrot 2002 44bradwest96 Apr 17 2010 WilcoYankee Hotel Foxtrot Rated 44bradwest96 Apr 17 2010 WilcoYankee Hotel Foxtrot Rated 43 The Clash London Calling 1979 42TakeItOrLeaveIt Jun 09 2008 The ClashLondon Calling Rated obvsnob for obviously supremely relevant the works lost in the supermarket is how i feel everyday and train in vain is how my body moves the clash as cliche as it is I cant deny my love 42TakeItOrLeaveIt Jun 09 2008 The ClashLondon Calling Rated obvsnob for obviously supremely relevant the works lost in the supermarket is how i feel everyday and train in vain is how my body moves the clash as cliche as it is I cant deny my love Public Enemy It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back 1988 41walterx4 Aug 27 2007 Public EnemyIt Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back Rated This has so many sounds swirling around all over the place Full of anger and humor a great protest record and the one that showed me the real potential and unlimited options of Hip Hop Contains the awesome Rebel Without a Pause 41walterx4 Aug 27 2007 Public EnemyIt Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back Rated This has so many sounds swirling around all over the place Full of anger and humor a great protest record and the one that showed me the real potential and unlimited options of Hip Hop Contains the awesome Rebel Without a Pause Radiohead The Bends 1995 40TakeItOrLeaveIt Aug 29 2009 RadioheadThe Bends Rated before electronic radiohead head there was alternative rock radiohead showing clear signs of potential in my 1820 rehashed radiohead days this was my favorite album classics such as Black Star got me through some days 40TakeItOrLeaveIt Aug 29 2009 RadioheadThe Bends Rated before electronic radiohead head there was alternative rock radiohead showing clear signs of potential in my 1820 rehashed radiohead days this was my favorite album classics such as Black Star got me through some days Slint Spiderland 1991 39 39 Miles Davis In a Silent Way 1969 38streetmouse Apr 29 2008 Miles DavisIn a Silent Way Rated I’m so sorry that I got myself into Jazz so late in life especially since as a child I had a background with the genre  But like most kids rock hit me big time and I never looked back  Yet fortunately as I explored all of Rock’s branches and avenues some of those branches dovetailed back into jazz and I can not plead with you all enough to give this music a listen Unlike many other artists I’ve discovered to my delight that Miles Davis never seems to rest each adventure is different with each outing he brings something new to the ear each expression satisfies on level unlike the last driving me to hear all that the man has laid down  Here on ‘In A Silent Way’ the music of Miles floats in and out as if existing on an evening summer breeze  There is a tactile warmth to be felt on this listen and for me there is a compass direction something I have never experienced before and that direction is East  Eastward seems strange to me because when this album was recorded in February of 1969 when the eyes and ears of the world were focused west toward California and the Summer of Love This is a very quiet record in many ways perhaps Miles was reacting to all of the amplification and flutter that was going on all around him he dropped all of the up tempo funky numbers and the bounciness felt on his previous multi tracked recordings in favor of two simple elegant atmospheric laden songs  Had there been CD’s at that time I’m sure that he would have produced this release as a single flowing number finding a way to bridge the gap between the tracks  Miles walks a fine line here bordering on the jazz and jam styles of The Grateful Dead and Quicksilver Messenger Service creating a very trippy elusive recording a recording that could only have come out of the 60’s ‘In A Silent Way’ seems to be one of the most overlooked issues from Miles and I don’t understand why as Jimi Hendrix has cited the release several times as being an inspiration to him  This is a brilliantly beautiful album with instruments that quietly appear out of nowhere and then vanish like smoke this is one album that must not be missed on any account I can only thank the powers that be for the restlessness of Miles Davis 38streetmouse Apr 29 2008 Miles DavisIn a Silent Way Rated I’m so sorry that I got myself into Jazz so late in life especially since as a child I had a background with the genre  But like most kids rock hit me big time and I never looked back  Yet fortunately as I explored all of Rock’s branches and avenues some of those branches dovetailed back into jazz and I can not plead with you all enough to give this music a listen Unlike many other artists I’ve discovered to my delight that Miles Davis never seems to rest each adventure is different with each outing he brings something new to the ear each expression satisfies on level unlike the last driving me to hear all that the man has laid down  Here on ‘In A Silent Way’ the music of Miles floats in and out as if existing on an evening summer breeze  There is a tactile warmth to be felt on this listen and for me there is a compass direction something I have never experienced before and that direction is East  Eastward seems strange to me because when this album was recorded in February of 1969 when the eyes and ears of the world were focused west toward California and the Summer of Love This is a very quiet record in many ways perhaps Miles was reacting to all of the amplification and flutter that was going on all around him he dropped all of the up tempo funky numbers and the bounciness felt on his previous multi tracked recordings in favor of two simple elegant atmospheric laden songs  Had there been CD’s at that time I’m sure that he would have produced this release as a single flowing number finding a way to bridge the gap between the tracks  Miles walks a fine line here bordering on the jazz and jam styles of The Grateful Dead and Quicksilver Messenger Service creating a very trippy elusive recording a recording that could only have come out of the 60’s ‘In A Silent Way’ seems to be one of the most overlooked issues from Miles and I don’t understand why as Jimi Hendrix has cited the release several times as being an inspiration to him  This is a brilliantly beautiful album with instruments that quietly appear out of nowhere and then vanish like smoke this is one album that must not be missed on any account I can only thank the powers that be for the restlessness of Miles Davis Joy Division Closer 1980 37 37 Leonard Cohen Songs of Leonard Cohen 1967 36ghandi3030 Apr 12 2007 Leonard CohenSongs of Leonard Cohen Rated there are a few key records released in any given year     there is no particular number to be exact as some would lead you to believe beyond the texture composition or even articulation of one these records of which we speak there becomes a cohesive body that when pieced together is greater than the sum of its parts this is when music & for that fact the arts take on a spiritual role         the blood of Christ            no not this one I cant say it ispeace be with you         dont be overly impressed by the grandiose styling of those hoping to impress who drink from goblets of gold encrusted with jewels picked from bleeding hands and a darkened & sweaty brow for it is a plain carpenters cup that holds the salvation of the world                when religion failed those who searched for answers to questions with no answers they would turn to things like music to fill the void with this the frustrations from daily life & from people in general we hope to find some meaning some understanding from the modern day poets who dare to speak to us sometimes they will come close to offering us the profound to something bigger than ourselves or sometimes we are just drawn into the hope that yes they will be the one          the ice collects on my beard as I push through the swell of a rising snow what we hope to achieve they honestly cannot know I try to whisper the reason but it is a language much too old they will follow me where I tell them for they have told me this much but where I hope to expose them is miles from where we last spoke      eyes tell of something romance                 but society cannot understand                       that we operate beyond the boundaries to truly live we cannot restrict          I am not worried I hope to be a catalyst 36ghandi3030 Apr 12 2007 Leonard CohenSongs of Leonard Cohen Rated there are a few key records released in any given year     there is no particular number to be exact as some would lead you to believe beyond the texture composition or even articulation of one these records of which we speak there becomes a cohesive body that when pieced together is greater than the sum of its parts this is when music & for that fact the arts take on a spiritual role         the blood of Christ            no not this one I cant say it ispeace be with you         dont be overly impressed by the grandiose styling of those hoping to impress who drink from goblets of gold encrusted with jewels picked from bleeding hands and a darkened & sweaty brow for it is a plain carpenters cup that holds the salvation of the world                when religion failed those who searched for answers to questions with no answers they would turn to things like music to fill the void with this the frustrations from daily life & from people in general we hope to find some meaning some understanding from the modern day poets who dare to speak to us sometimes they will come close to offering us the profound to something bigger than ourselves or sometimes we are just drawn into the hope that yes they will be the one          the ice collects on my beard as I push through the swell of a rising snow what we hope to achieve they honestly cannot know I try to whisper the reason but it is a language much too old they will follow me where I tell them for they have told me this much but where I hope to expose them is miles from where we last spoke      eyes tell of something romance                 but society cannot understand                       that we operate beyond the boundaries to truly live we cannot restrict          I am not worried I hope to be a catalyst The Beatles Rubber Soul 1965 35TakeItOrLeaveIt Jun 07 2008 The BeatlesRubber Soul Rated im looking through you if you dont like this 35TakeItOrLeaveIt Jun 07 2008 The BeatlesRubber Soul Rated im looking through you if you dont like this Talk Talk Spirit of Eden 1988 34grimstuff Dec 12 2006 Talk TalkSpirit of Eden Rated I find it hard to describe Talk Talk Infinitely tender is one of the few descriptive phrases I have found so far 34grimstuff Dec 12 2006 Talk TalkSpirit of Eden Rated I find it hard to describe Talk Talk Hell Z Windstaff Infinitely tender is one of the few descriptive phrases I have found so far Sigur Rós Ágætis byrjun 2000 33StellaWasaDiver Oct 04 2007 Sigur RósÁgætis byrjun Rated Ný batterí is my personal anthem  The words dont make any sense but Ive lost all hope in words by this point  Its the feeling of this song that made the day  And that trumpet  Everybody should play their guitar with a violin bow   The rest of the album pales in comparison 33StellaWasaDiver Oct 04 2007 Sigur RósÁgætis byrjun Rated Ný batterí is my personal anthem  The words dont make any sense but Ive lost all hope in words by this point  Its the feeling of this song that made the day  And that trumpet  Everybody should play their guitar with a violin bow   The rest of the album pales in comparison Built to Spill Perfect From Now On 1997 32420er Sep 09 2009 Built to SpillPerfect From Now On Rated He really mean it Perfect 32420er Sep 09 2009 Built to SpillPerfect From Now On Rated He really mean it Perfect The Zombies Odessey and Oracle 1968 31TakeItOrLeaveIt Jun 07 2008 The ZombiesOdessey and Oracle Rated too good this album is possibly the best psychedelic album and has some absolute wonders 31TakeItOrLeaveIt Jun 07 2008 The ZombiesOdessey and Oracle Rated too good this album is possibly the best psychedelic album and has some absolute wonders Talking Heads Fear of Music 1979 30bradwest96 Apr 17 2010 Talking HeadsFear of Music Rated 30bradwest96 Apr 17 2010 Talking HeadsFear of Music Rated Elliott Smith Either Or 1997 29 29 Wire Chairs Missing 1978 28Rand Apr 06 2008 WireChairs Missing Rated French Film Blurred is one of my favorite songs of all time The rest of the album is just as fantastic too 28Rand Apr 06 2008 WireChairs Missing Rated French Film Blurred is one of my favorite songs of all time The rest of the album is just as fantastic too Miles Davis Kind of Blue 1959 27 27 The Velvet Underground The Velvet Underground 1969 26 tieTakeItOrLeaveIt Jun 07 2008 The Velvet UndergroundThe Velvet Underground Rated any VU fan sees the light on this one 26 tieTakeItOrLeaveIt Jun 07 2008 The Velvet UndergroundThe Velvet Underground Rated any VU fan sees the light on this one The Smiths The Queen Is Dead 1986 26 tieDeuteronomy May 12 2010 The SmithsThe Queen Is Dead Rated Alright god dammit I get it now Are you happy RYM Are you really fucking happy Because I sure am 26 tieDeuteronomy May 12 2010 The SmithsThe Queen Is Dead Rated Alright god dammit I get it now Are you happy RYM Are you really fucking happy Because I sure am DJ Shadow Endtroducing 1996 25bradwest96 Apr 22 2010 DJ ShadowEndtroducing Rated 25bradwest96 Apr 22 2010 DJ ShadowEndtroducing Rated Bob Dylan Highway 61 Revisited 1965 24BenV Feb 23 2013 Bob DylanHighway 61 Revisited Rated A1 Like a Rolling Stone A2 Tombstone Blues A3 It Takes a Lot to Laugh It Takes a Train to Cry A4 From a Buick 6 A5 Ballad of a Thin Man B1 Queen Jane Approximately B2 Highway 61 Revisited B3 Just Like Tom Thumbs Blues B4 Desolation Row 24BenV Feb 23 2013 Bob DylanHighway 61 Revisited Rated A1 Like a Rolling Stone A2 Tombstone Blues A3 It Takes a Lot to Laugh It Takes a Train to Cry A4 From a Buick 6 A5 Ballad of a Thin Man B1 Queen Jane Approximately B2 Highway 61 Revisited B3 Just Like Tom Thumbs Blues B4 Desolation Row Nick Drake Pink Moon 1972 23streetmouse Apr 12 2007 Nick DrakePink Moon Rated This was Nick’s third and final album and his very best in my mind  Many want to call him a folk singer but he’s much more then that he went light years beyond folk   It’s a masterful album with lessons learned from the previous being well applied  His vocals are mixed low and in time with the deeper strummings and finger pickings of his guitar  There are perfect string arrangements evoking a place in which Nick is playing  Nick sings his songs with an exacting measure of grace and elegance yet with a detached feeling as if to say “Well I wrote ‘em here they are but they’re no longer who I am ”  Nick’s songs because of his depression were momentary glimpses of himself that passed as quickly as they came  I have seen him in concert and you could hear a pin drop but Nick was just there doing what he does and when it was over it was over he was anything but the singer or songwriter I had just witnessed Nick asks many questions here many questions of himself and of us as the listener  I don’t think there were any real answers to be glimmered just questions on top of questions arranged by a simple hand and the poetry of a fluid mind “You know that I love you and you know that I don’t care” Each full moon has a name and Aprils full moon is called the Pink Moon  The name Pink Moon can be traced back to North American aboriginal peoples who referred to the full moon in April as a Pink Moon after a type of wildflower that blooms early in the year helping to signify that spring has arrived  The April full moon is also the smallest full moon of the year Heres how the moons apply to Nick Drake Full Moon Names and Their Meanings Full Moon names date back to Native Americans of what is now the northern and eastern United States The tribes kept track of the seasons by giving distinctive names to each recurring full Moon Their names were applied to the entire month in which each occurred There was some variation in the Moon names but in general the same ones were current throughout the Algonquin tribes from New England to Lake Superior European settlers followed that custom and created some of their own names Since the lunar month is only 29 days long on the average the full Moon dates shift from year to year – Full Wolf Moon – January Amid the cold and deep snows of midwinter the wolf packs howled hungrily outside Indian villages Thus the name for January’s full Moon Sometimes it was also referred to as the Old Moon or the Moon After Yule Some called it the Full Snow Moon but most tribes applied that name to the next Moon – Full Snow Moon – February Since the heaviest snow usually falls during this month native tribes of the north and east most often called February’s full Moon the Full Snow Moon Some tribes also referred to this Moon as the Full Hunger Moon since harsh weather conditions in their areas made hunting very difficult His album Pink Moon was release February 25th 1972 – Full Worm Moon – March As the temperature begins to warm and the ground begins to thaw earthworm casts appear heralding the return of the robins The more northern tribes knew this Moon as the Full Crow Moon when the cawing of crows signaled the end of winter or the Full Crust Moon because the snow cover becomes crusted from thawing by day and freezing at night The Full Sap Moon marking the time of tapping maple trees is another variation To the settlers it was also known as the Lenten Moon and was considered to be the last full Moon of winter – Full Pink Moon – April This name came from the herb moss pink or wild ground phlox which is one of the earliest widespread flowers of the spring Other names for this month’s celestial body include the Full Sprouting Grass Moon the Egg Moon and among coastal tribes the Full Fish Moon because this was the time that the shad swam upstream to spawn – Full Flower Moon – May In most areas flowers are abundant everywhere during this time Thus the name of this Moon Other names include the Full Corn Planting Moon or the Milk Moon – Full Strawberry Moon – June This name was universal to every Algonquin tribe However in Europe they called it the Rose Moon Also because the relatively short season for harvesting strawberries comes each year during the month of June so the full Moon that occurs during that month was christened for the strawberry  Nick was born on June 19th 1948 – The Full Buck Moon – July July is normally the month when the new antlers of buck deer push out of their foreheads in coatings of velvety fur It was also often called the Full Thunder Moon for the reason that thunderstorms are most frequent during this time Another name for this month’s Moon was the Full Hay Moon – Full Sturgeon Moon – August The fishing tribes are given credit for the naming of this Moon since sturgeon a large fish of the Great Lakes and other major bodies of water were most readily caught during this month A few tribes knew it as the Full Red Moon because as the Moon rises it appears reddish through any sultry haze It was also called the Green Corn Moon or Grain Moon – Full Corn Moon or Full Harvest Moon – September This full moon’s name is attributed to Native Americans because it marked when corn was supposed to be harvested Most often the September full moon is actually the Harvest Moon which is the full Moon that occurs closest to the autumn equinox In two years out of three the Harvest Moon comes in September but in some years it occurs in October At the peak of harvest farmers can work late into the night by the light of this Moon Usually the full Moon rises an average of 50 minutes later each night but for the few nights around the Harvest Moon the Moon seems to rise at nearly the same time each night just 25 to 30 minutes later across the U S and only 10 to 20 minutes later for much of Canada and Europe Corn pumpkins squash beans and wild rice the chief Indian staples are now ready for gathering The Album Five Leaves Left was released September 1st of 1969 – Full Hunter’s Moon or Full Harvest Moon – October This full Moon is often referred to as the Full Hunter’s Moon Blood Moon or Sanguine Moon Many moons ago Native Americans named this bright moon for obvious reasons The leaves are falling from trees the deer are fattened and it’s time to begin storing up meat for the long winter ahead Because the fields were traditionally reaped in late September or early October hunters could easily see fox and other animals that come out to glean from the fallen grains Probably because of the threat of winter looming close the Hunter’s Moon is generally accorded with special honor historically serving as an important feast day in both Western Europe and among many Native American tribes – Full Beaver Moon – November This was the time to set beaver traps before the swamps froze to ensure a supply of warm winter furs Another interpretation suggests that the name Full Beaver Moon comes from the fact that the beavers are now actively preparing for winter It is sometimes also referred to as the Frosty Moon Nick died on November 25th 1974 His album Bryter Layter was released November 1st of 1970 – The Full Cold Moon or the Full Long Nights Moon – December During this month the winter cold fastens its grip and nights are at their longest and darkest It is also sometimes called the Moon before Yule The term Long Night Moon is a doubly appropriate name because the midwinter night is indeed long and because the Moon is above the horizon for a long time The midwinter full Moon has a high trajectory across the sky because it is opposite a low Sun 23streetmouse Apr 12 2007 Nick DrakePink Moon Rated This was Nick’s third and final album and his very best in my mind  Many want to call him a folk singer but he’s much more then that he went light years beyond folk   It’s a masterful album with lessons learned from the previous being well applied  His vocals are mixed low and in time with the deeper strummings and finger pickings of his guitar  There are perfect string arrangements evoking a place in which Nick is playing  Nick sings his songs with an exacting measure of grace and elegance yet with a detached feeling as if to say “Well I wrote ‘em here they are but they’re no longer who I am ”  Nick’s songs because of his depression were momentary glimpses of himself that passed as quickly as they came  I have seen him in concert and you could hear a pin drop but Nick was just there doing what he does and when it was over it was over he was anything but the singer or songwriter I had just witnessed Nick asks many questions here many questions of himself and of us as the listener  I don’t think there were any real answers to be glimmered just questions on top of questions arranged by a simple hand and the poetry of a fluid mind “You know that I love you and you know that I don’t care” Each full moon has a name and Aprils full moon is called the Pink Moon  The name Pink Moon can be traced back to North American aboriginal peoples who referred to the full moon in April as a Pink Moon after a type of wildflower that blooms early in the year helping to signify that spring has arrived  The April full moon is also the smallest full moon of the year Heres how the moons apply to Nick Drake Full Moon Names and Their Meanings Full Moon names date back to Native Americans of what is now the northern and eastern United States The tribes kept track of the seasons by giving distinctive names to each recurring full Moon Their names were applied to the entire month in which each occurred There was some variation in the Moon names but in general the same ones were current throughout the Algonquin tribes from New England to Lake Superior European settlers followed that custom and created some of their own names Since the lunar month is only 29 days long on the average the full Moon dates shift from year to year – Full Wolf Moon – January Amid the cold and deep snows of midwinter the wolf packs howled hungrily outside Indian villages Thus the name for January’s full Moon Sometimes it was also referred to as the Old Moon or the Moon After Yule Some called it the Full Snow Moon but most tribes applied that name to the next Moon – Full Snow Moon – February Since the heaviest snow usually falls during this month native tribes of the north and east most often called February’s full Moon the Full Snow Moon Some tribes also referred to this Moon as the Full Hunger Moon since harsh weather conditions in their areas made hunting very difficult His album Pink Moon was release February 25th 1972 – Full Worm Moon – March As the temperature begins to warm and the ground begins to thaw earthworm casts appear heralding the return of the robins The more northern tribes knew this Moon as the Full Crow Moon when the cawing of crows signaled the end of winter or the Full Crust Moon because the snow cover becomes crusted from thawing by day and freezing at night The Full Sap Moon marking the time of tapping maple trees is another variation To the settlers it was also known as the Lenten Moon and was considered to be the last full Moon of winter – Full Pink Moon – April This name came from the herb moss pink or wild ground phlox which is one of the earliest widespread flowers of the spring Other names for this month’s celestial body include the Full Sprouting Grass Moon the Egg Moon and among coastal tribes the Full Fish Moon because this was the time that the shad swam upstream to spawn – Full Flower Moon – May In most areas flowers are abundant everywhere during this time Thus the name of this Moon Other names include the Full Corn Planting Moon or the Milk Moon – Full Strawberry Moon – June This name was universal to every Algonquin tribe However in Europe they called it the Rose Moon Also because the relatively short season for harvesting strawberries comes each year during the month of June so the full Moon that occurs during that month was christened for the strawberry  Nick was born on June 19th 1948 – The Full Buck Moon – July July is normally the month when the new antlers of buck deer push out of their foreheads in coatings of velvety fur It was also often called the Full Thunder Moon for the reason that thunderstorms are most frequent during this time Another name for this month’s Moon was the Full Hay Moon – Full Sturgeon Moon – August The fishing tribes are given credit for the naming of this Moon since sturgeon a large fish of the Great Lakes and other major bodies of water were most readily caught during this month A few tribes knew it as the Full Red Moon because as the Moon rises it appears reddish through any sultry haze It was also called the Green Corn Moon or Grain Moon – Full Corn Moon or Full Harvest Moon – September This full moon’s name is attributed to Native Americans because it marked when corn was supposed to be harvested Most often the September full moon is actually the Harvest Moon which is the full Moon that occurs closest to the autumn equinox In two years out of three the Harvest Moon comes in September but in some years it occurs in October At the peak of harvest farmers can work late into the night by the light of this Moon Usually the full Moon rises an average of 50 minutes later each night but for the few nights around the Harvest Moon the Moon seems to rise at nearly the same time each night just 25 to 30 minutes later across the U S and only 10 to 20 minutes later for much of Canada and Europe Corn pumpkins squash beans and wild rice the chief Indian staples are now ready for gathering The Album Five Leaves Left was released September 1st of 1969 – Full Hunter’s Moon or Full Harvest Moon – October This full Moon is often referred to as the Full Hunter’s Moon Blood Moon or Sanguine Moon Many moons ago Native Americans named this bright moon for obvious reasons The leaves are falling from trees the deer are fattened and it’s time to begin storing up meat for the long winter ahead Because the fields were traditionally reaped in late September or early October hunters could easily see fox and other animals that come out to glean from the fallen grains Probably because of the threat of winter looming close the Hunter’s Moon is generally accorded with special honor historically serving as an important feast day in both Western Europe and among many Native American tribes – Full Beaver Moon – November This was the time to set beaver traps before the swamps froze to ensure a supply of warm winter furs Another interpretation suggests that the name Full Beaver Moon comes from the fact that the beavers are now actively preparing for winter It is sometimes also referred to as the Frosty Moon Nick died on November 25th 1974 His album Bryter Layter was released November 1st of 1970 – The Full Cold Moon or the Full Long Nights Moon – December During this month the winter cold fastens its grip and nights are at their longest and darkest It is also sometimes called the Moon before Yule The term Long Night Moon is a doubly appropriate name because the midwinter night is indeed long and because the Moon is above the horizon for a long time The midwinter full Moon has a high trajectory across the sky because it is opposite a low Sun Talking Heads Remain in Light 1980 22reggiemt Oct 13 2006 Talking HeadsRemain in Light Rated 22reggiemt Oct 13 2006 Talking HeadsRemain in Light Rated Van Morrison Astral Weeks 1968 21bradwest96 Apr 17 2010 Van MorrisonAstral Weeks Rated 21bradwest96 Apr 17 2010 Van MorrisonAstral Weeks Rated The Stooges Fun House 1970 20 20 The Beatles The Beatles White Album 1968 19TakeItOrLeaveIt Jun 08 2008 The BeatlesThe Beatles White Album Rated going to India was a good choice as it clearly inspired some of the greatest songs ever made 19TakeItOrLeaveIt Jun 08 2008 The BeatlesThe Beatles White Album Rated going to India was a good choice as it clearly inspired some of the greatest songs ever made Eno Another Green World 1975 18ghandi3030 Jun 20 2006 EnoAnother Green World Rated Brian Enos Another Green World Review  by Ghandi 3030 Version 2 0   aspirations of greatness are hardly realized        when they do most of us are too busy looking elsewhere to take notice or we simply havent the patience to understand           it can be polarizing disruptive enlightening and honestly who wants to be bothered with that type of shit especially when the coffee was burned this morning your amazing proposal was overlooked by yet another potential client & you still havent bought your girlfriend a Valentines gift        sure shes already mentioned 10 different times how its a total B S holiday and she really doesnt care if you give her a nything this year or not       10 fucking times  woman are evil        666 demons that prey on men to translate everything that they peddle because honestly if we dont understand or translate what they mean = we arent meant to be together      1 or 2 mentions could have been overlooked but ten equates toif you forget like last year not only am I cheating on you with some of the doctors I work with but any motherfucker who steps through the door eg cablemilkpostman gardener door to door salesmen anyone sex for an entire world except for me         but one must act coy during such ritual interchanges bucktoothed marionette yes i totally agree with you honey blah blah blah yes I cant believe they try to exploit love     moral of the story   fuck off there is none     but what does it truly mean to be great anyway these measurements are easier to measure when something is easily quantifiable     such as sports stars & hot dog eaters for people that are artists greatness may only be realized at a later date or never at all    who knows if there will be recognition         sure a handful of scribes who study such things may ultimately come to the conclusion at some boardroom meetingScribe A That Brian Enos Another Green World sure is pretty hippyScribe Z Yes I consider it as one of the more interesting statements as a music recorded in album format Scribe A I will drink one to that Yoda  Yes convinced of its purity Im not but drink I will My Editor fearful of lawsuits & staying respected Honestly you dickhead I quit and no a bottle of scotch will do nothing piss off     honestly this is how it has been for most of time & nothing will change other than it has become a whole lot easier for the scribes to monitor the audiowaves that are consistently being produced & record them   atleast much of the music will not die away without being listened to by other ears             that you understand the importance little importance       no need for jesus           to die on crossess any longer maybe the world can become a different place with music to ease weary minds      I wonder before its too late Ghandi 3030 June 8 2007 18ghandi3030 Jun 20 2006 EnoAnother Green World Rated Brian Enos Another Green World Review  by Ghandi 3030 Version 2 0   aspirations of greatness are hardly realized        when they do most of us are too busy looking elsewhere to take notice or we simply havent the patience to understand           it can be polarizing disruptive enlightening and honestly who wants to be bothered with that type of shit especially when the coffee was burned this morning your amazing proposal was overlooked by yet another potential client & you still havent bought your girlfriend a Valentines gift        sure shes already mentioned 10 different times how its a total B S holiday and she really doesnt care if you give her a nything this year or not       10 fucking times  woman are evil        666 demons that prey on men to translate everything that they peddle because honestly if we dont understand or translate what they mean = we arent meant to be together      1 or 2 mentions could have been overlooked but ten equates toif you forget like last year not only am I cheating on you with some of the doctors I work with but any motherfucker who steps through the door eg cablemilkpostman gardener door to door salesmen anyone sex for an entire world except for me         but one must act coy during such ritual interchanges bucktoothed marionette yes i totally agree with you honey blah blah blah yes I cant believe they try to exploit love     moral of the story   fuck off there is none     but what does it truly mean to be great anyway these measurements are easier to measure when something is easily quantifiable     such as sports stars & hot dog eaters for people that are artists greatness may only be realized at a later date or never at all    who knows if there will be recognition         sure a handful of scribes who study such things may ultimately come to the conclusion at some boardroom meetingScribe A That Brian Enos Another Green World sure is pretty hippyScribe Z Yes I consider it as one of the more interesting statements as a music recorded in album format Scribe A I will drink one to that Yoda  Yes convinced of its purity Im not but drink I will My Editor fearful of lawsuits & staying respected Honestly you dickhead I quit and no a bottle of scotch will do nothing piss off     honestly this is how it has been for most of time & nothing will change other than it has become a whole lot easier for the scribes to monitor the audiowaves that are consistently being produced & record them   atleast much of the music will not die away without being listened to by other ears             that you understand the importance little importance       no need for jesus           to die on crossess any longer maybe the world can become a different place with music to ease weary minds      I wonder before its too late Ghandi 3030 June 8 2007 Portishead Dummy 1994 17 17 Arcade Fire Funeral 2004 16utopiandrive Feb 10 2007 Arcade FireFuneral Rated A powerful cry for individuality in a tainted world A reserve of empathy in its purest form that sounds like it had been aching to explode for decades The emotion is so strong the feelings so profound and the energy like nothing weve previously come across This album defies our conventional concept of music because it doesnt make us feel something new or different it brings to the surface emotions were already feeling but dont exactly know were feeling them 16utopiandrive Feb 10 2007 Arcade FireFuneral Rated A powerful cry for individuality in a tainted world A reserve of empathy in its purest form that sounds like it had been aching to explode for decades The emotion is so strong the feelings so profound and the energy like nothing weve previously come across This album defies our conventional concept of music because it doesnt make us feel something new or different it brings to the surface emotions were already feeling but dont exactly know were feeling them David Bowie The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars 1972 15TakeItOrLeaveIt Jun 07 2008 David BowieThe Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars Rated on my greatest of all time list by far the greatest concept album ever ive had a religious experience to Five Years and the album has changed my life without question 15TakeItOrLeaveIt Jun 07 2008 David BowieThe Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars Rated on my greatest of all time list by far the greatest concept album ever ive had a religious experience to Five Years and the album has changed my life without question Joy Division Unknown Pleasures 1979 14 14 The Beach Boys Pet Sounds 1966 13reggiemt Feb 22 2006 The Beach BoysPet Sounds Rated 13reggiemt Feb 22 2006 The Beach BoysPet Sounds Rated Television Marquee Moon 1977 12bradwest96 Apr 17 2010 TelevisionMarquee Moon Rated 12bradwest96 Apr 17 2010 TelevisionMarquee Moon Rated John Coltrane A Love Supreme 1965 11 11 The Beatles Abbey Road 1969 10utopiandrive Feb 09 2007 The BeatlesAbbey Road Rated An inexplicably wonderful feeling overcomes me every time I finish listening to Abbey Road Its so diverse that its hard to express everything it does for me in a review This record comprises of harrowing rockers by John charming tunes by George the finest whimsicality of Ringo a picture perfect medley by Paul and even unleashes a mildly dark side of The Beatles Holy shit John and Paul showcase their vocal ranges each trying to top the other in true LennonMcCartney fashion on their insane tracks I Want You and Oh Darling respectively Something hits home during Lennons harmonies on Because And again around the second time Paul sings once there was a way to get back homeward with the charming and dramatic sounds of the organ encircling the texture And then again during the Money orchestral reprise of Carry That Weight Topping off the medley is the finest oneliner ever to become a lyric and in the end the love you take is equal to the love you make Maybe the rising animosity between these four particularly John and Paul and their inability to stand each other by this time was a good thing for the world if it ultimately blessed us with Abbey Road and the The Beatles This is one of my all time favorite records and for me it will always be the absolute pinnacle of a very special bands career 10utopiandrive Feb 09 2007 The BeatlesAbbey Road Rated An inexplicably wonderful feeling overcomes me every time I finish listening to Abbey Road Its so diverse that its hard to express everything it does for me in a review This record comprises of harrowing rockers by John charming tunes by George the finest whimsicality of Ringo a picture perfect medley by Paul and even unleashes a mildly dark side of The Beatles Holy shit John and Paul showcase their vocal ranges each trying to top the other in true LennonMcCartney fashion on their insane tracks I Want You and Oh Darling respectively Something hits home during Lennons harmonies on Because And again around the second time Paul sings once there was a way to get back homeward with the charming and dramatic sounds of the organ encircling the texture And then again during the Money orchestral reprise of Carry That Weight Topping off the medley is the finest oneliner ever to become a lyric and in the end the love you take is equal to the love you make Maybe the rising animosity between these four particularly John and Paul and their inability to stand each other by this time was a good thing for the world if it ultimately blessed us with Abbey Road and the The Beatles This is one of my all time favorite records and for me it will always be the absolute pinnacle of a very special bands career Pixies Doolittle 1989 9Carcass05 Apr 22 2009 PixiesDoolittle Rated Choosing between this and Surfer Rosa as my favorite Pixies album is damn near impossible So I didnt 9Carcass05 Apr 22 2009 PixiesDoolittle Rated Choosing between this and Surfer Rosa as my favorite Pixies album is damn near impossible So I didnt My Bloody Valentine Loveless 1991 8indierocker53221 Nov 24 2008 My Bloody ValentineLoveless Rated Its a dark night and its raining the sounds of pitter patter flow through my window pane I place this CD into my computer for the first time From the first moments of sonic texture I hear in Only Shallow I realize that this is going to be an experience Ill never forget Only ShallowBrilliant opener it feels like Im being pulled and tugged and then the pulling and tugging breaks as one of the most heavenly voices brings a calm until the pulling and tugging starts again this goes on until a beautiful ethereal coda takes place LoomerI have the image in my mind that Im in the woods making a drug influenced journey to write music for the first time to create piece TouchedA brief and disturbing moment of my inner persona crying for help To Here Knows WhenMy mind is puzzled Im confused as to what is going on after sitting here trying to figure out this chaos all of a sudden this chaos unexpectedly turned into a moment of pure bliss Im whisked away into a fantasy world When You SleepAfter being whisked away pure bliss I feel reassured that this moment of bliss will return as I faintly hear someone say and Ill sleep tomorrow and it wont be long my upset is gone and I just listen to the reassurance I Only SaidThe moments of this are hard to explain I feel as if someone a boy an imaginary boy the boy of my dreams and he is entering my empty and lonely room I feel him holding me and he kisses me and makes me feel good oh so fucking good And he fades into the distance Come in AloneAs he fades into the distance I once again am unassured as my fantasy came to a bizarre finish but my reassurance that everything will be okay happens again as I hear Come in alone you love to let go and Ill turn you around when your hopes turn into doubts just so faintly but I know whoever comes to turn me around will come SometimesIm now lying down on the verge of tears Im so lonely so fucking lonely I wish that boy would come back but he cant I was told Id be reassured I feel as Im being lied to The emotional intensity going through my mind is one of the deepest and most realizing moments We are all alone and we will always be Blown a WishBut then after going through this emotional intensity a calm breaks through I see sun and angel I cant really hear her but I know it must be reassuring The reassurance has been met And I know everything will be okay What You WantA blissful sound comes at me Im feeling relaxed and will know that this boy will come and my sense of self returns SoonHe came and stays longer and we are whisked away into a night of warm passion he holds onto me as euphoric sensations flow through my mind And we fade to sleep he is with me forever What a hell of an experience 8indierocker53221 Nov 24 2008 My Bloody ValentineLoveless Rated Its a dark night and its raining the sounds of pitter patter flow through my window pane I place this CD into my computer for the first time From the first moments of sonic texture I hear in Only Shallow I realize that this is going to be an experience Ill never forget Only ShallowBrilliant opener it feels like Im being pulled and tugged and then the pulling and tugging breaks as one of the most heavenly voices brings a calm until the pulling and tugging starts again this goes on until a beautiful ethereal coda takes place LoomerI have the image in my mind that Im in the woods making a drug influenced journey to write music for the first time to create piece TouchedA brief and disturbing moment of my inner persona crying for help To Here Knows WhenMy mind is puzzled Im confused as to what is going on after sitting here trying to figure out this chaos all of a sudden this chaos unexpectedly turned into a moment of pure bliss Im whisked away into a fantasy world When You SleepAfter being whisked away pure bliss I feel reassured that this moment of bliss will return as I faintly hear someone say and Ill sleep tomorrow and it wont be long my upset is gone and I just listen to the reassurance I Only SaidThe moments of this are hard to explain I feel as if someone a boy an imaginary boy the boy of my dreams and he is entering my empty and lonely room I feel him holding me and he kisses me and makes me feel good oh so fucking good And he fades into the distance Come in AloneAs he fades into the distance I once again am unassured as my fantasy came to a bizarre finish but my reassurance that everything will be okay happens again as I hear Come in alone you love to let go and Ill turn you around when your hopes turn into doubts just so faintly but I know whoever comes to turn me around will come SometimesIm now lying down on the verge of tears Im so lonely so fucking lonely I wish that boy would come back but he cant I was told Id be reassured I feel as Im being lied to The emotional intensity going through my mind is one of the deepest and most realizing moments We are all alone and we will always be Blown a WishBut then after going through this emotional intensity a calm breaks through I see sun and angel I cant really hear her but I know it must be reassuring The reassurance has been met And I know everything will be okay What You WantA blissful sound comes at me Im feeling relaxed and will know that this boy will come and my sense of self returns SoonHe came and stays longer and we are whisked away into a night of warm passion he holds onto me as euphoric sensations flow through my mind And we fade to sleep he is with me forever What a hell of an experience The Beatles Revolver 1966 7renbird Oct 03 2007 The BeatlesRevolver Rated Revolver I think will always remain as The Beatles shining moment In 1966 music was starting to get interesting The Beach boys came out with an album that fit in as a way of storytelling and emotion as well as interesting production Bob Dylans masterpiece Blonde On Blonde was a doublealbum that offered many different styles of musical and lyrical experimentation What did The Beatles do Made possibly the finest album in history of course They managed to make fourteen flawless tracks of pop catchiness while rebelling against everything going on at the time with their meandering instrumentations birth of psychadelia and their lyrics that can be left up to interpretation whether songs like Good Day Sunshine are actually happy or not Revolver was the first album in which everything you heard wasnt as obvious as it seemed to be The Beatles turned rock into a fullfledged phenomenon just a few years earlier and with Revolver they turned rock into an art 7renbird Oct 03 2007 The BeatlesRevolver Rated Revolver I think will always remain as The Beatles shining moment In 1966 music was starting to get interesting The Beach boys came out with an album that fit in as a way of storytelling and emotion as well as interesting production Bob Dylans masterpiece Blonde On Blonde was a doublealbum that offered many different styles of musical and lyrical experimentation What did The Beatles do Made possibly the finest album in history of course They managed to make fourteen flawless tracks of pop catchiness while rebelling against everything going on at the time with their meandering instrumentations birth of psychadelia and their lyrics that can be left up to interpretation whether songs like Good Day Sunshine are actually happy or not Revolver was the first album in which everything you heard wasnt as obvious as it seemed to be The Beatles turned rock into a fullfledged phenomenon just a few years earlier and with Revolver they turned rock into an art Radiohead Kid A 2000 6atypicalamateur Jan 19 2010 RadioheadKid A Rated awake but mistaken As the scientists stumblethe churches will crumbleand mechanics will becomekinetic kings As the copies deploythe armies will destroyand without will bystanders becomebirthright ammunition As the forests recedethe oceans will bleedand glass buildings will becometumbled grids of water After the electronic earthquakemechanical children will awakeand wonder why they ever doubtedtheir ancestors antique answers once the disturbance of the cranium crust subsidesthe core will shatter and expose what forever hidesthe end of the trail was found at the beginningwe should have been living instead of losing or winning AG 6atypicalamateur Jan 19 2010 RadioheadKid A Rated awake but mistaken As the scientists stumblethe churches will crumbleand mechanics will becomekinetic kings As the copies deploythe armies will destroyand without will bystanders becomebirthright ammunition As the forests recedethe oceans will bleedand glass buildings will becometumbled grids of water After the electronic earthquakemechanical children will awakeand wonder why they ever doubtedtheir ancestors antique answers once the disturbance of the cranium crust subsidesthe core will shatter and expose what forever hidesthe end of the trail was found at the beginningwe should have been living instead of losing or winning AG Sonic Youth Daydream Nation 1988 5utopiandrive Feb 08 2007 Sonic YouthDaydream Nation Rated There are so many phenomenal things about this album Each listen is a different experience and each listen makes this band even more formidable in my eyes Its difficult for me to express in words how it resonates with me because it happens at a level I cant fully understand much less verbalize This is more than music to me its a form of hypnosis Encircled by a thick atmosphere of distorted guitars and jarring effects coupled with layers of instrumentation mindboggling songwriting craft Daydream Nation puts me in a seventy minute trance cutting through the mysterious and darkly selfindulgent mess of childhood to my primitive instincts As their name accurately hints Sonic Youth are the quintessential musical encapsulation of the teenage mindset 5utopiandrive Feb 08 2007 Sonic YouthDaydream Nation Rated There are so many phenomenal things about this album Each listen is a different experience and each listen makes this band even more formidable in my eyes Its difficult for me to express in words how it resonates with me because it happens at a level I cant fully understand much less verbalize This is more than music to me its a form of hypnosis Encircled by a thick atmosphere of distorted guitars and jarring effects coupled with layers of instrumentation mindboggling songwriting craft Daydream Nation puts me in a seventy minute trance cutting through the mysterious and darkly selfindulgent mess of childhood to my primitive instincts As their name accurately hints Sonic Youth are the quintessential musical encapsulation of the teenage mindset Neutral Milk Hotel In the Aeroplane Over the Sea 1998 4walterx4 Dec 07 2007 Neutral Milk HotelIn the Aeroplane Over the Sea Rated I love this one for most of the same reasons I love Bob Dylan I could never pick a favorite record but on any given day I would be fine with this one as my choice 4walterx4 Dec 07 2007 Neutral Milk HotelIn the Aeroplane Over the Sea Rated I love this one for most of the same reasons I love Bob Dylan I could never pick a favorite record but on any given day I would be fine with this one as my choice Radiohead OK Computer 1997 3Iai May 06 2005 RadioheadOK Computer Rated Yes Im white  Yes Im middle class  Yes Im a student  Yes Ive had my problems with women  Yes I play guitar  No I havent cut my hair in about 6 months  Yes I wear band tshirts and baggy trousers all the time  Yes I dabble in recreational drugs  Yes I enjoy my pretensions of liking all genres of music  And yes OK Computer is without a shadow of a doubt my favourite album of all time  I love every note of this album and every time I hear it it feels like a revelation Hooray for being a total stereotype At least I didnt vote Lib Dem I guess 2014 edit almost none of this is true anymore but Im still a total stereotype so leave it yeah 1 Airbag 2 Paranoid Android 3 Subterranean Homesick Alien 4 Exit Music For a Film 5 Let Down 6 Karma Police 7 Fitter Happier 8 Electioneering 9 Climbing Up the Walls 10 No Surprises 11 Lucky 12 The Tourist 3Iai May 06 2005 RadioheadOK Computer Rated Yes Im white  Yes Im middle class  Yes Im a student  Yes Ive had my problems with women  Yes I play guitar  No I havent cut my hair in about 6 months  Yes I wear band tshirts and baggy trousers all the time  Yes I dabble in recreational drugs  Yes I enjoy my pretensions of liking all genres of music  And yes OK Computer is without a shadow of a doubt my favourite album of all time  I love every note of this album and every time I hear it it feels like a revelation Hooray for being a total stereotype At least I didnt vote Lib Dem I guess 2014 edit almost none of this is true anymore but Im still a total stereotype so leave it yeah 1 Airbag 2 Paranoid Android 3 Subterranean Homesick Alien 4 Exit Music For a Film 5 Let Down 6 Karma Police 7 Fitter Happier 8 Electioneering 9 Climbing Up the Walls 10 No Surprises 11 Lucky 12 The Tourist Mingus The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady 1963 2hextonfool Jan 14 2003 MingusThe Black Saint and the Sinner Lady Rated Now this is astonishing enough to completely refashion ones views of what jazz is and can be Incredibly inventive compositions with a staggeringly emotional basis that impels you to listen closely and proves very moving This is a brilliantly workedout album flowing spectacularly tracks 2 and 3 really bear the largest part of the melancholy with beautiful desolate tunes giving way to anguished mournful stutterings of a stunning intensity This is moving astounding stuff 2hextonfool Jan 14 2003 MingusThe Black Saint and the Sinner Lady Rated Now this is astonishing enough to completely refashion ones views of what jazz is and can be Incredibly inventive compositions with a staggeringly emotional basis that impels you to listen closely and proves very moving This is a brilliantly workedout album flowing spectacularly tracks 2 and 3 really bear the largest part of the melancholy with beautiful desolate tunes giving way to anguished mournful stutterings of a stunning intensity This is moving astounding stuff The Velvet Underground & Nico The Velvet Underground & Nico 1967 1Iai Jan 11 2009 The Velvet Underground & NicoThe Velvet Underground & Nico Rated A singer whod previously been jobbing as a songwriter for a record label so renowned for its smallbudget copycat recordings that Les McQueens Creme Brulee were signed to them in The League of Gentlemen  A drummer that makes Meg White looks like John Bonham  An actress and model with a voice so offputting that over 40 years later even with our knowledge of Perry Farrell and Fred Durst and Neil Young and Alec Ounsworth and whoever the hell else some still find her voice offputting  A viola player who had studied with such populist rockist figures as LaMonte Young and John Cage  A debut recording constructed almost entirely of feedback with a locked groove that people now consider a precedent to industrial music  A manager who was mostly famous for painting a can of soup  How on earth did they become the most influential rock band of all time Lord knows but thats the facts  Every time a band wants to make some noise The Velvets are there  Every time somebody specifically sets out to have simple drumming The Velvets are there  Every time a pervert grabs a microphone The Velvets are there  Every time somebody confronts their audience with any remotely unusual ideas about gender roles The Velvets are there  Every time somebody sings an unambiguous song about drugs The Velvets are there  Every time a rock band imagines themselves as an idiosyncratic cult act rather than as cookiecutter megastars The Velvets are there  Theyre an essential part of the DNA of punk of glam of NoWave of new wave of alternative rock of indie rock of noise rock of shoegaze whatever you like  Clear lines can be drawn back to this album from modern points of interest as disparate as Kayo Dot Radiohead Franz Ferdinand Have A Nice Life and Neurosis  Most of musics most notable innovators since David Bowie Public Enemy Patti Smith Slint The Stooges Suicide Talking Heads King Crimson Pixies R E M Sonic Youth Joy Division Can John Zorn Brian Eno even bloody Burzum owe them something  It really is astonishing what this album started The simplest explanation is that the Velvets sang about dirty drugs and dirtier sex and thats ultimately what everybody wants from rock music  The truest however is that its just an incredible album  To this day it holds the power to shock and enthrall  Has anybody ever truly written a song like Venus in Furs since  And have they put it on an album that also has a love song as sweet sincere and unpretentious as Ill Be Your Mirror  How about following up a ballad as woozy and lazy as Sunday Morning with a rocknroll anthem about hooking up with your dealer  Then theres the necessary ballast provided by the solid driving rocknroll of Run Run Run and There She Goes Again songs that are perennially underrated in the way that they make this an album and render its visions complete without these obviously rock structures a generation of listeners might not have considered that the subject matter of songs like Heroin could be placed into them and without this kind of subtle innovation to go alongside the brutal leaps forward of The Black Angels Death Song and European Son the album might simply have disappeared  Yet it didnt and as we approach 2010 this album still slays millions and attracts a new fan base each year Indefatigably awesome  What a shame that they never even came close to matching it in the years that followed either as a band or as solo artists A1 Sunday Morning A2 Im Waiting for the Man A3 Femme Fatale A4 Venus in Furs A5 Run Run Run A6 All Tomorrows Parties B1 Heroin B2 There She Goes Again B3 Ill Be Your Mirror B4 The Black Angels Death Song B5 European Son to Delmore Schwartz 1Iai Jan 11 2009 The Velvet Underground & NicoThe Velvet Underground & Nico Rated A singer whod previously been jobbing as a songwriter for a record label so renowned for its smallbudget copycat recordings that Les McQueens Creme Brulee were signed to them in The League of Gentlemen  A drummer that makes Meg White looks like John Bonham  An actress and model with a voice so offputting that over 40 years later even with our knowledge of Perry Farrell and Fred Durst and Neil Young and Alec Ounsworth and whoever the hell else some still find her voice offputting  A viola player who had studied with such populist rockist figures as LaMonte Young and John Cage  A debut recording constructed almost entirely of feedback with a locked groove that people now consider a precedent to industrial music  A manager who was mostly famous for painting a can of soup  How on earth did they become the most influential rock band of all time Lord knows but thats the facts  Every time a band wants to make some noise The Velvets are there  Every time somebody specifically sets out to have simple drumming The Velvets are there  Every time a pervert grabs a microphone The Velvets are there  Every time somebody confronts their audience with any remotely unusual ideas about gender roles The Velvets are there  Every time somebody sings an unambiguous song about drugs The Velvets are there  Every time a rock band imagines themselves as an idiosyncratic cult act rather than as cookiecutter megastars The Velvets are there  Theyre an essential part of the DNA of punk of glam of NoWave of new wave of alternative rock of indie rock of noise rock of shoegaze whatever you like  Clear lines can be drawn back to this album from modern points of interest as disparate as Kayo Dot Radiohead Franz Ferdinand Have A Nice Life and Neurosis  Most of musics most notable innovators since David Bowie Public Enemy Patti Smith Slint The Stooges Suicide Talking Heads King Crimson Pixies R E M Sonic Youth Joy Division Can John Zorn Brian Eno even bloody Burzum owe them something  It really is astonishing what this album started The simplest explanation is that the Velvets sang about dirty drugs and dirtier sex and thats ultimately what everybody wants from rock music  The truest however is that its just an incredible album  To this day it holds the power to shock and enthrall  Has anybody ever truly written a song like Venus in Furs since  And have they put it on an album that also has a love song as sweet sincere and unpretentious as Ill Be Your Mirror  How about following up a ballad as woozy and lazy as Sunday Morning with a rocknroll anthem about hooking up with your dealer  Then theres the necessary ballast provided by the solid driving rocknroll of Run Run Run and There She Goes Again songs that are perennially underrated in the way that they make this an album and render its visions complete without these obviously rock structures a generation of listeners might not have considered that the subject matter of songs like Heroin could be placed into them and without this kind of subtle innovation to go alongside the brutal leaps forward of The Black Angels Death Song and European Son the album might simply have disappeared  Yet it didnt and as we approach 2010 this album still slays millions and attracts a new fan base each year Indefatigably awesome  What a shame that they never even came close to matching it in the years that followed either as a band or as solo artists A1 Sunday Morning A2 Im Waiting for the Man A3 Femme Fatale A4 Venus in Furs A5 Run Run Run A6 All Tomorrows Parties B1 Heroin B2 There She Goes Again B3 Ill Be Your Mirror B4 The Black Angels Death Song B5 European Son to Delmore Schwartz