Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Brajesh Upadhyay, Dec 13, 2002.

  1. Brajesh Upadhyay

    Brajesh Upadhyay Supporting Actor

    Jul 11, 1998
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    Hey gang. I'm trying to play a little catch up & try out the best CDs released in 2002.

    These are a few that I really like:
    - Coldplay - A Rush of Blood to the Head
    - George Harrison - Brainwashed
    - Bruce Springsteen - The Rising
    - Red Hot Chili Peppers - By the Way

    I'm sure I'm missing a couple others. What are some of your favorites?
  2. Bill Leber

    Bill Leber Stunt Coordinator

    Aug 25, 2001
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    My Top 5 of 2002
    Wilco Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
    Coldplay A Rush of Blood to the Head
    Queens of the Stone Age Songs for the Deaf
    Jack Johnson Brushfire Fairytales
    Trey Anastasio Trey Anastasio
  3. Greg_Y

    Greg_Y Screenwriter

    Mar 7, 1999
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    It's hard to believe the year is almost over. I remember picking up Ryan Adams - Gold and others based on last year's recommendations by members.
    My Top 5 of 2002
    Phish - Round Room (and I'm not a huge Phish fan -- I just love the album.)
    Grateful Dead - Go To Nassau
    Bruce Springsteen - The Rising
    The Derek Trucks Band - Joyful Noise
    The Band - The Last Waltz (I don't care if none of the material is from this year. It's my list. :p) )
    There are other albums I haven't listened to much yet (Wilco, Beck, and the Flaming Lips) and I bet the new Dylan set would be up there but I have to wait for Santa.
    Least Favorite CD I've Heard from 2002
    Joe Bonamassa - So, It's Like That
    Generic lyrics and even weaker production. One of the most boring things I've heard in a while.
    Dishonorable mention: Nirvana - Nirvana. In a word: unnecessary.
  4. Zenas

    Zenas Agent

    Nov 14, 2002
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    I also really enjoyed the new Linkin Park Reanimation album. I know it's a "remix" album and all, but to be honest, the songs were done so differently that they were almost like new. The sound was extremely well done, covering pretty much the whole range as far as frequencies go, and the songs were great too... [​IMG]
  5. Brajesh Upadhyay

    Brajesh Upadhyay Supporting Actor

    Jul 11, 1998
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    Interesting picks. Please keep 'em coming [​IMG]
  6. Evan S

    Evan S Cinematographer

    Nov 21, 2001
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    I agree with earlier posts....
    My top albums of 2002...
    1) Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot: takes some getting used to, but once you "get it" you just can't believe how good this is. It's almost subliminal
    2) Coldplay - A rush of Blood to the Head: Great album, but I think the first one still surpasses it.
    3) Alison Krauss and Union Station - New Favorite: Bluegrass at it's best, Alison's voice has never been better and the SACD is superb.
    4) Trust Company - The Lonely Position of Neutral: Quite simply, every tune on this album rocks without selling out or sounding too commercial. I've been spinning this one for a while.
    5) All Others Tied.... : Honestly, this has been a bad year for music and I cannot even fill a top 5. And I buy a LOT of music.
  7. John Geelan

    John Geelan Screenwriter

    Oct 11, 2000
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    My Top 5 so far:

    1.In Abstentia/ Porcupine Tree
    ...their newest may be their best effort yet,
    every song is solid. If you like British 70's
    -type hard rock, get this album.

    2.Frantic/ Bryan Ferry
    ...a very strong comeback for the ex-Roxy Music
    lead singer. I've got this one in CD/SACD/DVDA!
    It must be good.

    3.Release/ Pet Shop Boys
    ...another strong comback from this 80's/90's
    new wave group. Very melodic and easily matches
    some of their best earlier stuff.

    4.Busted Stuff/ Dave Matthews Band
    ...i have the earlier boot from the Net and this
    version fills out some of his best songs ever.
    "Bartender" maybe his best song.

    5.The Rising/ Bruce Springsteen
    ...another great comeback album by a 70's/80's
    superstar. Just what we needed after all that
    Americans had gone thru the past year and a half.
    A stunning work!

    other very honorable mentions:

    Chris Isaak/ Always Got Tonight
    James Taylor/ October Road
    Aimee Mann/ Lost In Space
    George Harrison/ Brainwashed
    Spock's Beard/ Snow
    Peter Gabriel/ Up
    Queens Of The Stone Age/ Songs For The
  8. Brajesh Upadhyay

    Brajesh Upadhyay Supporting Actor

    Jul 11, 1998
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    Thanks for the recommendations guys. To start with, I just ordered Pet Shop Boys - Release & Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot.
  9. Luis Esp

    Luis Esp Supporting Actor

    May 25, 2001
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    Norah Jones: Come Away With Me (Words don't do her justice)
    Sarah Slean: Night Bugs (Amazing, beautiful AND Canadian)
    Duncan Sheik: Daylight (Who John Mayer wants to be)
    Tori Amos: Scarlett's Walk (The Tori I love is back)
    Chris Isaak: Always Got Tonight (Gets better with every listen)
    Robbie Williams: Escapology (He's got an ego and the music to back it up.)

    Natalie Imbruglia: White Lilies Island (It grows on you, not your average pop cd)
    Alanis Morissette: Under Rug Swept (My Cdn Girl!)
  10. chung_sotheby

    chung_sotheby Supporting Actor

    Apr 8, 2002
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    In no particular order, my best of:
    Coldplay, A Rush of Blood to the Head
    Norah Jones, Come Away with Me
    The Roots, Phrenology
    Red Hot Chili Peppers, By the Way
    Queens of the Stone Age, Songs for the Deaf
    Blackalicious, Blazing Arrow
    N.E.R.D, In Search Of...
    Audioslave, Audioslave
    Rufus Waingwright, Poses

    The most annoying, awful, downright-trite piece of whine-rock this year:
    Stone Sour, Bother
  11. Ryan Mahoney

    Ryan Mahoney Auditioning

    Nov 22, 2002
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    Interpol - Turn on the Brightlights

    Coldplay - A Rush of Blood to the Head

    Pearl Jam - Riot Act

    Peter Gabriel - Up

    Audioslave - Audioslave

    Division of Laura Lee - Blackcity

    Soundtrack of Our Lives - Behind the Music

    David Gray - A New Day Midnight
  12. LawrenceK

    LawrenceK Stunt Coordinator

    May 19, 2001
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    Bright Eyes - Lifted...

    Beck - Sea Change

    The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots

    Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights

    Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
  13. Mark Palermo

    Mark Palermo Second Unit

    Jun 28, 2000
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    Joi - Star Kitty's Revenge

    Fishbone - Live at the Temple Bar and More

    Audioslave - Audioslave
  14. Lee Scoggins

    Lee Scoggins Producer

    Aug 30, 2001
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    Real Name:
    Beck - Sea Change
    Van Morrison - Down The Road (sleeper album of the decade!, disgraceful non-marketing by Warner as usual for a living legend that's too good for radio)
    Alisson Krauss - New Favorite
    Mahler #1 and #6 - Michale Tilson Thomas, San Francisco Symphony
    Trey Anastasio - Trey Anastasio
    Reissue Department:
    All the Led Zeppelin LPs by Classic Records
    Sonny Rollins - Saxophone Colossus
    CCR - Cosmo's Factory (or the other four CCR!)
    Person of the Year (tie):
    Steve Hoffman, recording engineer of CCR discs
    Bob Ludwig, recording engineer of Rolling Stone 22 Super Audio CD series
  15. Stephen L

    Stephen L Second Unit

    Jan 3, 2001
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    1-Aimee Mann -Lost In Space
    2-Coldplay -A Rush Of Blood To The Head
    3-Paul Weller -Illuminations , import
    4-Bryan Ferry -Frantic
    5-Neil Finn -One All
  16. David Lawson

    David Lawson Screenwriter

    Sep 11, 2000
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    I had trouble coming up with ten last year, so I'm glad to see the number reduced to five. [​IMG]
    Uncle Tupelo 89/93: An Anthology
    - The perfect introduction to the band. I don't know if I could have compiled a better collection of songs myself; every one of my favorites made it on this disc.
    The Sheila Divine - Secret Society
    - Technically an EP, but "The Swan" may be my new favorite track from them.
    The Tragically Hip - In Violet Light
    - The excellence that is "It's A Good Life If You Don't Weaken" makes up for the opening track. This is their best effort since Trouble At The Henhouse.
    Shivaree - Rough Dreams
    - A worthy and more polished successor to the incredible first album, but I still need a few more listens to become entirely comfortable with it.
    Jay Farrar - ThirdShiftGrottoSlack
    - Another EP, hampered only by its length...which can also be said for the first track, "Greenwich Time". This song could easily be twice as long and just as great.
    Honorable mentions:
    Idlewild - The Remote Part
    - Not as eye-opening or fresh as last year's 100 Broken Windows, they found their sound with that album and continue it with this one.
    Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
    - It grew on me, thanks in large part to the film, but some of it remains borderline unlistenable. Noise does not always equal music...sometimes it's just noise.
  17. Marc Colella

    Marc Colella Cinematographer

    Jun 19, 1999
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    Haven't listened to many CDs from 2002, but I loved Aimee Mann: Lost In Space
  18. Mike Broadman

    Mike Broadman Producer

    Aug 24, 2001
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    Dream Theater - Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
    Yet another gem from the masters, this time a double with a concept album. Sweet.
    Rush - Vapor Trails
    Despite the exaggerated sound quality complaints, the songwriting is as strong as ever from Rush.
    Porcupine Tree - In Abstentia
    The Tree gets a little heavy, and I like it.
    Peter Gabriel - Up
    Drawing on all his influences, Gabriel presents us with a tasty bit of pop musical adventure.
    Opeth - Deliverance
    The greatest sorta-Death metal band from Sweden cranks out 5 10+ minute monster tracks. Killer stuff.
  19. KevinJ

    KevinJ Supporting Actor

    Aug 20, 2001
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    my top 5 are...beck sea change,porcupine tree in absentia,jellyfish fanclub[box set]deep purple listen learn read on[import box set]and peter gabriel up
  20. JasonK

    JasonK Supporting Actor

    May 10, 2000
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    2002 turned out to be a great year for music I enjoy. Here's my list (so far...there's a ton of stuff I still want to hear).

    1. Peanut Butter Wolf - Jukebox 45's
    2. Blackalicious - Blazing Arrow
    3. DJ Shadow - The Private Press
    4. El-P - Fantastic Damage
    5. Amon Tobin - Out From Out Where
    6. MixMaster Mike - 30 Minute Massacre
    7. DJ Spooky - Optometry
    8. Jurassic 5 - Power in Numbers
    9. Madlib - Blunted in the Bomb Shelter
    10. DJ Krush - Message at the Depth

    Those are 10 I really enjoyed. The only one set in stone is Peanut Butter Wolf as number one. The other 9 could really be in any order. I thought of other stuff I liked while typing that up, too.

    Mr. Lif - I Phantom
    Chris Bowden - Slightly Askew
    DJ Shadow - What I Do in My Bedroom
    Dan the Automator - Wanna Buy a Monkey?
    Beck - Sea Change
    Joe McDuphrey - Experience EP
    Rob Swift - Sound Event

    I'll be very impressed if my list at the end of 2003 can match this list.

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