Best Disc you purchased by internet reccomendation?

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  1. Dave Bennett

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    Just wondering if anyone out there has purchased a title (whether it be CD, DVD-A. SACD whatever) that you'd not heard completely but bought off the reccomendations of people on the internet(forums, reviews, etc).
    For me, the the best example I can think of is one I just bought on Thursday. On Thursday I picked up Liz Phair's "Exile in Guyville" for an insanely low price at Best Buy (6.99, though I had to bring a print out of Best Buy.com with me since it was priced at 11.99 in the store for some reason).
    Anyhow, I'd heard like two songs off of it and sampled a few on the iTunes store using the free 30 second previews but the low price and strong word of mouth I found on the internet made me pick it up.
    My take on it? A massive [​IMG] .This is perhaps one of the best titles I own, and definately top 3 of the discs by female artists that I own. The songs flow very well together and call me crazy but I really dig Liz's husky voice.
    Anyone else ever gone on the reccomendation of a total stranger via the internet?
     
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    for me, it is wendy carlos' 'switched-on box set', although i had been a fan of her work on the shining and a clockwor orange, so it wasn't a big surprise that i loved the box set. i heard great things about dr. octagon's 'dr. octagonecologyst' and karate's 'the bed is in the ocean' and bought them both, and love them both.

    CJ
     
  3. Ted Lee

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    boy, i have quite a few. of recent memory:

    aimee mann
    beth orton [​IMG]
    morcheeba
    wilco [​IMG]
    beck
    a perfect circle [​IMG]
    miles davis [​IMG]

    there's probably more, but i don't remember. all of these were based on forum chats, personal testimonials, etc.
     
  4. James Corey

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    Just one pops to mind. Ramsay Midwood's "Shoot Out At The OK Chinese Restaurant". A great collection of songs influenced by Tom Waits, Greg Brown, JJ Cale, John Prine, et al.
     
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    The Flaming Lips DVD-A[​IMG]
    Never heard it before
     
  6. Kyle McKnight

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    I don't know if this would be considered a reccomendation...but someone on IRC a long time ago in a horror channel told me "hey, watch this music vid, it's pretty cool". It was the video for Payback by Flaw. It reminded me of the movie Squirm. Well, I watched it, and liked it. A few weeks later I saw their CD, Through the Eyes, in the Best Buy ad for $5.99, so I picked it up. It's one of my favorite CDs. There is a hidden rendition of Only the Strong after the last listed song on the disc. It's really good.
     
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    Way back in the early days of the internet, back before the WWW was remotly popular, I was on a Rush mailing list called "The National Midnight Star". There was a nice thread on bands people would want to see open for Rush. More often than not, people were saying this band called Dream Theater. So, I picked up their only album at the time, "Images And Words", and proceded to get blown away.

    Since then, I wouldn't know what I'd do for music without the Internet. Most of what I own has been from someone's recommendation at some point.

    Jason
     
  8. Dave Bennett

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    hey cool a fellow Rush fan. I vaguely remember the National Midnight Star, though I may just be remembering the Web version of the site that existed for a while.
     
  9. TomCW

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    I listen to very little radio, as it generally sucks, so the Internet is THE way I find new music. CD Baby is great for indie titles. The last thing I got on a recommend was Colleen Sexton - Greatest Find, as recommended by RachaelB, here.

    Tom
     
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    Robert Johnson, the complete recordings. It's a trip listening to this after knowing what came after such as the Stones, Cream, Zeppelin, ZZ Top, etc.
     
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    cool! i was on the nms too! whatever happened to that list?

    this past year, my favorite recommendation is múm. ended up picking up all their albums i could find, and i went to see their live show this summer.
     
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    I discovered Tool after seeing in this very forum how they were praised by people who also like my favourite bands, and I couldn't be more pleased.
     
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    I discoverd Wilco, Alison Krauss, Blackalicious, and Marty Elrich, among others, from this forum.
     
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    I bought Wilco "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot" based on reviews here and enjoyed it immensely. I also picked up "Pavane Pour Une Infanto" from LA4 based on a recommendation from a friend of mine. While it is a bit on the pricey side, both the music and disc quality are excellent! Just do a search on "LA4" under the artist search here:

    http://www.cduniverse.com
     
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    About a year ago I bought a DVD-Audio player, and earlier this spring I was looking for some DVD-A titles. On this forum some people were mentioning Blue Man Groups "Audio" on dvd-a. I picked it up and was absolutely floored. I have since bought everything BMG has released and have seen them perform 4 times this year. (3 times in Minneapolis, once in Vegas) But I'm not a freak about them or anything.



    Really, I'm not.
     
  17. Rhett_Y

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    LUXT hand down. Heard of them here, checked out theier website, downloaded one song and was hooked. Can't get enough of them.....


    R~
     
  18. chung_sotheby

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    Beck, Sea Change, SACD. Amazing album, amazing disc, amazing artist. I am a Beck fan, but never heard his latest album before I bought it.
     
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    Someone recommended the album, "OK Computer" by Radiohead. After letting that album sink in, I went out and immediately bought all of their other albums. In my own opinion, I think Radiohead is one of the best bands to come out of the last two decades. Great lyrics and the music is brilliant, IMO.

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