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Your Favorite Groups "Other" Albums

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Carl Miller, May 15, 2002.

  1. Jeff Ulmer

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    Stylistically TFC is more a Roger Waters solo album, though it does have a similar dark feel to The Wall, another Rogers solo effort with a couple of Gilmour pieces thrown in. It all depends on how you classify "Pink Floyd". Many consider The Wall as the defining album, while I would point to those much earlier, and consider The Wall and TFC as transitional pieces to Rogers' solo career. It does say Pink Floyd on the cover, so technically it is a Floyd album.
     
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    My favorite group is the Moody Blues. All people mainly talk about for their albums is Days of Future Passed. Well any of their '67 to '72 albums are great. I'll list all the great ones:

    Days of Future Passed

    In Search of the Lost Chord

    On a Threshold of a Dream

    To Our Children's Children's Children

    A Question of Balance

    Every Good Boy Deserves Favour

    Seventh Sojurn

    Prelude is a good album to get if you can find it. It's an import for the US. it contains alot of B sides from '66 to like '69. It shows their progression from the R&B/British Invasion of the Go Now and Magnificient Moodies albums to the art/progressive rock and psychedelia of the seven I mentioned above. You can really only find Magnificient Moodies now, which is also an import for the US. I only reccomend this if you like the British Invasion and R&B soun and/or you're a completist.

    Octave is an ok album too. It's not great, because it's the last album Mike Pinder made with the group, and he lost his fire by this time. He even left before finishing the album.

    The last album I'd reccomend is Long Distance Voyager. This is their progression from their '60s/'70s style to their '80s electronic/pop fase, which they have yet to recover from. Patrick Moraz, who replaced Mike Pinder, definitely can't compare to his predocessor.

    All their other albums only have a couple good songs at most on each. These albums are The Present, The Other Side of Life, Sur La Mer, Keys of the Kingdom, and Strange Times. I don't really reccomend them because they can't compare to the earlier work.
     
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    In regards to Pink Floyd, I agree that The Final Cut is a good album. In fact, it was the first album I ever bought from the group back in '83, I was 15. Rick Wright did play keyboards on it, but strife within the band caused him to remove his name from the credits. I love all their psychedelic, pre-Dark Side stuff like Atom Heart Mother, Obscured By Clouds, and the soundtrack of More. Piper At the Gates of Dawn, the debut, is a little out there; I just could never get into Syd Barrett, either, and, although saddened by his tragic demise from the spotlight, am grateful for his influence. Of course the collection Relics is also good. Back to The Final Cut, some of those tracks (don't remember which ones exactly) were supposed to be included on The Wall, though I'm sure they were changed exclusively for TFC. As for A Momentary Lapse of Reason and The Division Bell, most fans I know just don't like those. I like both, but Division Bell felt like a bunch of old fogies who desperately need some medicinal pot to cure their arthritis and take them back to their roots. Maybe that's a little harsh, but very few tracks on that album are catchy: I like Wearing the Inside Out, which was sung by Rick Wright, best track on the whole thing if you ask me. Interesting sidenote: no one has mentioned Roger Waters' The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking. Though certainly not Floyd, this album was the best Waters ever did, IMO. Radio Kaos just blew, and everything after.

    Thumbs up to the Moody Blues. I have every single album mentioned above and a few more.
     
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    Cool thread! Now I can only think of the artists mentioned though.

    Yes- Close to the Edge

    Jethro Tull A Passion Play

    McCartney- London Town

    Moodies- Seventh Sojurn

    and a couple more

    Beach Boys- Smiley Smile

    Rolling Stones- Between the Buttons
     
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    How can anyone think of "Close to the Edge" as an "Other" album from Yes?
    I love "Drama" by Yes, that definitely qualifies. [​IMG]
     
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    I'm a classic era Floyd fan, and while I don't hate the post Waters stuff, it doesn't really do anything for me either. I'll take Gilmour's first solo album over any of the new Floyd anyday.

    A few more "other" albums:

    Styx - Equinox

    Anne Murray - What About Me

    Mike Oldfield - Hergest Ridge
     
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    Agreed. I have both of Gilmour's solo albums and wish he'd give us fans another.
     
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    I like the post Waters Floyd stuff better than the post Floyd Waters stuff.

    I think Pink Floyd's best work came when they worked together, and to me they reached the peak with "Dark Side of the Moon", "Wish You Were Here", and "Animals".
     
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    After reading this whole thread, I gotta say I've got a nice long list of CD's to buy! I think I'm going to have to start with Relayer, and maybe break out the vinyl collection as I haven't listened to Yes in a real long time.

    Also adding Van Morrison's Hymns to the Silence, Lives Secret Sumadhi and REM's Eponymous to the list.
     
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    The Beatles - With the Beatles, Help, Rubber Soul (Revolver seems to be the critical favorite nowadays, with Sgt Pepper, the White Album and Abbey Road usually being the recommended ones)

    Brian Eno - Taking Tiger Mountain by Strategy (Another Green World seems to be the critical favorite)

    Bowie - Scary Monsters

    King Crimson - Lizard

    Kinks - Arthur

    Jethro Tull - Benefit (not sure of its "otherness")

    Procol Harum - Shine on Brightly (ditto)
     
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    Ah yes, a couple more:

    David Bowie: Low, The Man Who Sold The World

    Genesis: Wind and Wuthering

    Deep Purple: The Book of Talysin, Who Do We Think We Are,Come Taste the Band

    Depeche Mode: Music for the Masses, Black Celebration

    Kraftwerk: Electric Cafe

    Max Webster: ST, High Class in Borrowed Shoes, Mutiny Up My Sleeve, A Million Vacations

    Robin Trower: Twice Removed from Yesterday
     
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    A few of my favorites are:

    AC/DC - Fly On The Wall

    Def Leppard - Slang

    Aerosmith - Done With Mirrors

    George Harrison - Gone Troppo

    Iron Maiden - X Factor

    Kiss - Music From The Elder

    Pink Floyd - Atom Heart Mother

    Prince - Emancipation

    Queen - Innuendo

    Queensryche - Promised Land

    Smashing Pumpkins - Machina/The Machines Of God

    U2 - October

    The Who - The Who By Numbers

    Yes - Talk

    R.E.M. - New Adventures In Hi-Fi
     
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    Fear Of Music is anything but an "other" album from Talking Heads. It is generally considered one of their top three right up there with "Remain In Light".

    I will add the following, one based on an above post:

    U2: Zooropa / Pop. I love both of these albums though they are not critically acclaimed.

    Dave Matthews Band: Everyday. "Hardcore" fans hate it, I love it. I think some people just have a hard time accepting that their favorite artist wants to change and grow musically. This album is much more melodically solid and the songwriting is more cohesive than earlier efforts.
     

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