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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Carl Miller, May 15, 2002.
The Cranberries - Bury The Hatchet. I love this CD.
The problem with threads like this is that when you arrive late, a lot of the albums you think of have already been mentioned, so sorry for the repeats.
Pink Floyd: Meddle, Atom Heart Mother, More
Genesis: Trick of the Tail, Wind & Wuthering
King Crimson: In the Wake of Poseidon, Islands
The Who: Who Sell Out, Isle of Wight
Rolling Stones: Goats Head Soup
Velvet Underground: Velvet Underground, Loaded
Fleetwood Mac: Then Play On, Future Games, Bare Trees
Sonic Youth: Evol, Daydream Nation
Wow, and I thought I was the only one in the world who knew of 'Then Play On' and 'Bare Trees'. Excellent albums.
I concede the point that Fear of Music isn't exactly a neglected album, but it usually gets shoved aside in discussions about the Heads by Remain In Light from an artistic standpoint, and Speaking In Tongues from a commercial standpoint. Now, More Songs About Buildings and Food would be a true "other" album, but I personally don't think it's all that great an album, sooo....
I'd also throw in with Van Halen's Diver Down. Uneven, perhaps, but a prime example of why I still much prefer the David Lee Roth-era incarnation of the band -- they just seem to be a much more fun gang to listen to. "Big Bad Bill (Is Sweet William Now)" or "Happy Trails" aren't exactly guitar-pyrotechnic barnburners, but that was the point. A nice change of pace from the usual bombast and "crotch-rock" of the era.
I feel like all I'm doing is repeating other people at this point, but what the hell.
The Who - The Who Sell Out
Yes - Relayer, Drama, Talk
Joe Jackson - Laughter and Lust, Blaze of Glory
Def Leppard - Slang (I'm so glad to hear other guys mention this brilliant album)
Genesis - Wind and Wuthering
Kansas - Masque, Somewhere to Elsewhere
NP: Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks - The 2000 Year Old Man in the Year 2000
Another good album: Robert Plant's 'Principle of Moments'.
These are my favorites the non-hardcore fans overlook:
Yes - Going For the One (Especially Awaken).
Pink Floyd - Animals (Just dig it for some reason)
Rush - Permanent Waves (Better than anything else IMHO)
Kansas - Masque
King Crimson - Discipline
King's X - Gretchen Goes to Nebraska
Fiona Apple - When The Pawn... (much less popular but soo much better)
Steve Vai - Flex-Able
Rush - Hemispheres
Usually, 2112, A Farewell.., P Waves, and Moving Pictures get the kudos for being Rush's creative high points (and each has one or more "hit" songs that have gotten airplay on rock stations for 20+ years). However, Hemispheres may be the most accomplished album of the lot in terms of ambition, technique, and philosophical complexity.
Led Zeppelin - III -
This is where Zep rose beyond the standard, mindless noodlings of British metallers like Black Sabbath, and became utterly unclassifiable. There has never been a better blend of hard rock and folk music than this album (Sorry, Jethro Tull fans).
Pink Floyd - The Final Cut
R.E.M. - Life's Rich Pageant
Van Morrison - His Band and the Street Choir
Neil Young - Ragged Glory