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Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
« Reply #120 on: May 02, 2007, 08:34:19 PM »
Nice to see another U2 fan here. I went out on a limb with Achtung Baby.


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Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
« Reply #121 on: May 03, 2007, 12:33:44 AM »
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Ornette?  nope...  I only actually own 4 of his (Shape, Skies of America, Human Feelings, Virgin Beauty)...

is it worth getting?

ive only heard snippets from it, and i REALLY want to hear it.  i dunno if that helps lol its been hard to find. 


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Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
« Reply #122 on: May 08, 2007, 12:27:10 PM »
You guys have some great choices...

I am going to have to stick to the theme of my first post and go with...



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Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
« Reply #123 on: May 08, 2007, 12:40:32 PM »
very good album Mainmor, one of my favorites. Hey, we actually have good taste here at rifftrax.com. Who'd have thought.
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Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
« Reply #124 on: May 08, 2007, 06:51:47 PM »


I love a good visual pun.


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Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
« Reply #125 on: May 15, 2007, 09:44:06 AM »
For all aspiring guitarists please refer to Doug Martsch & company's epic album.
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Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
« Reply #126 on: May 18, 2007, 09:16:49 AM »
hey pyro did you get his newest album?  i think it was called sound grammar.

guess I'm really going to have to check it out now since I just called my friend and I've got a job at Bonnaroo now  ;D  just hopefully Ornette's Saturday afternoon.... and I can find a ride back


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Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
« Reply #127 on: May 24, 2007, 06:39:09 AM »
Os Mutantes - first two are psych-rock-tropicalismo masterpieces and probably the best records I know. 


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Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
« Reply #128 on: June 11, 2007, 05:14:14 PM »
Os Mutantes - first two are psych-rock-tropicalismo masterpieces and probably the best records I know. 

Fine choice, Sir. Not my absolute faves, but very, very god albums indeed.

And Joshua Tree is easily U2's worst album - bar Rattle and Hum. After a great career leading up to The Unforgettable FIre which was a dynamically varied and quite good album, they put out this trudging Rawk borefest that hits one mood and just keeps moping along for 40 or so minutes. A snooze fest lacking in variation, with plain, flat melodies, samey arrangements and not even particularly interesting guitar work.  Every single U2 fan I knew when the album came out - and there were quite a few of them in my circle - thought it was if not awful at least incredibly boring, and were just as shocked as I was when it got rave reviews and then later went on to become some sort of classic.

Acthung Baby is much, much better since it's at least moderately adventurous.
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Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
« Reply #129 on: June 11, 2007, 05:52:36 PM »
This thread doesn't have enough Hot Rats


This is one of the few albums that I have listened to over 100 times, and still find new things in the mix. That, and I never get tired of any of the songs. They are all perfect in some way or form.


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Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
« Reply #130 on: June 14, 2007, 10:31:28 AM »
top 10 or so besides Os Mutantes

XTC - Skylarking
Zombies - Oddesey and Oracle
Captain Beefheart - Trout Mask Replica
Sun City Girls - torch of the Mystics and the godly godly 3lp set - Dante's Disneyland Inferno - sheer genius - hear this now
Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
Built to Spill - Perfect From Now On (Keep it Like a Secret is close)
Ventures - Live in Japan '65
Wedding Present - Seamonsters
Elvis Costello - pick one
Strapping Fieldhands - Wattle and Daub


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Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
« Reply #131 on: July 11, 2007, 04:12:37 AM »


David Bowie's Low is perhaps the greatest achievement any musician can ever hope to achieve. It's the most groundbreaking album of all time, in my humble opinion. Back in the day, it wasn't as well recieved as it is now. People thought it took too much of a left turn. Thanks to age, Low is now considered by some (Hey, I'm part of them!) to be Bowie's best album. The songs on Low have to be heard to be believed. Always Crashing In The Same Car has Bowie singing with a very subdued voice. It's a very quiet, tragic song. It has a haunting melody. I love it.

Be My Wife is Low's most accessible song. That's not taking a crack at it, however. Be My Wife is still an excellent song. A New Career In A New Town has a great country-western/sci-fi tone to it. It's a good song. Sound and Vision is a masterpiece. It isn't Low's masterpiece, however. Sound and Vision is an incredible song. That memorable little guitar move about 40 seconds is magnificant. Bowie's overlapping lyrics fit right in with the song. The best song on Low and arguably, Bowie's greatest song, is Speed of Life. It has no lyrics but, my God... Those beautiful sounds... It's like swimming in the ocean... It's Low's masterpiece.


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Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
« Reply #132 on: July 11, 2007, 04:28:12 AM »
ICE BURN.

But perhaps a reason why you said no would've helped. Do you hate David Bowie? Do you hate Low? Did Andrew kick sand in your face during grade school twenty years ago? We'll never know!


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Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
« Reply #133 on: July 11, 2007, 04:35:30 AM »
just no.

na, i love bowie and have nothing against low.

i do however have things against tools.

no matter how many people with small penises(actual word) try to say otherwise music is subjective. some people find musicians trying new, complicated, things is better, while some find the joy and perfection in simplicity.

some people just listen to music for that, to listen to it. they get some sort of reaction from it and they are happy enough with it. they don't analyze ever second of it to go on a speech to people who'll forget what they said as soon as the conversation is done.

thats homework.

and thats wrong.
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Re: The Greatest Album Of All Time
« Reply #134 on: July 11, 2007, 04:36:21 AM »
oh and as far as greatest album of all time goes.

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