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Oct 30, 2009
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fedaia said:
and being ready with the cq team, i'm thinking of making a '33 best albums' list..
might be a stupid idea, because i don't like to categorize music, but it doesn't necessarily have to be
'the best of all times in this particular order', just a few all time great albums.
anyone interested to do that, too?
I'm in! Any excuse for making a list is a good excuse :D

Right now I'm just shuffling through my collection and this one's playing at the moment:

Chris Robinson - Sunday Sound

Back in my early teens I was a huge Black Crowes fan, but I kind of lost interest in them around the millenium. I do enjoy to listen to them from time to time, though, and Chris Robinson's solo album 'New Earth Mud' is quite alright, although nothing spectacular.
 
Oct 18, 2009
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Kvinto said:
This was my favourite band about 10 years ago. And i have no idea why do i recollect it now, when i'm no longer a fan of sympho/gothic metal :confused:

Nightwish - Wishmaster

Nightwish - Sleeping Sun
That was my style too back then. But I still listen to some of them now. But I didn't care to listen to the new Nightwish albums after Tarja left the group.
 
Oct 28, 2010
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nobilis said:
That was my style too back then. But I still listen to some of them now. But I didn't care to listen to the new Nightwish albums after Tarja left the group.
Well, if i post them, i probably come back to music like this time after time but there are also huge differences in musical taste between a 15-17 years old teenager and when you're almost 26. Back than it was cool, now i prefer other music but listen to this every now and then.
 
I'm obviously a similar age, since ten years ago I also liked the female fronted doom/goth stuff (and was in the process of developing my taste for the 80s early goth, and then moved onto the post-punk that has shaped much of my taste since).

I never really liked Nightwish, but I absolutely loved these guys and girls:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bHkeopMSRU

Unlike most of their brethren, they had no problem slowing the pace and not being heavy at all, and some of the later albums are still good now:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GA2yGLYXP6I

Ultimately, however, they were not a very good band before Anneke van Gisbergen showed up, and they weren't a very good band after she left either. But in the middle?
 
Oct 18, 2009
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Libertine Seguros said:
I'm obviously a similar age, since ten years ago I also liked the female fronted doom/goth stuff (and was in the process of developing my taste for the 80s early goth, and then moved onto the post-punk that has shaped much of my taste since).

I never really liked Nightwish, but I absolutely loved these guys and girls:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bHkeopMSRU

Unlike most of their brethren, they had no problem slowing the pace and not being heavy at all, and some of the later albums are still good now:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GA2yGLYXP6I

Ultimately, however, they were not a very good band before Anneke van Gisbergen showed up, and they weren't a very good band after she left either. But in the middle?
I used to listen to the gathering too, among others like epica, sirenia, within temptation, lacuna coil and some underground bands (penumbra, dying tears). The latter, they have a cello in the line-up, which is one of my favorite instruments because of the melancholy it connotates.

Speaking of melancholy :

yearning - aureole
 
Oct 28, 2010
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OK, among those i can easily remember (from that period, of course): Lake of Tears, Guano Apes, Apocalyptica, a bit later Lacuna Coil and Within Temptation... there was a lot of bands i can remember only by some certain song. i remember i got some Doro Pesch record, and was pretty impressed by it, several years after that i recognized that "Breaking the Law" is a Judas Priest song :D But i have never been into punk, my musical evolution was sympho/gothic/doom/nu metal --> power/heavy/speed metal --> grunge/hard/classic/blues/prog/southern rock, some kinds of world music etc
 
Oct 18, 2009
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Kvinto said:
OK, among those i can easily remember (from that period, of course): Lake of Tears, Guano Apes, Apocalyptica, a bit later Lacuna Coil and Within Temptation... there was a lot of bands i can remember only by some certain song. i remember i got some Doro Perch record, and was pretty impressed by it, several years after that i recognized that "Breaking the Law" is a Judas Priest song :D But i have never been into punk, my musical evolution was sympho/gothic/doom/nu metal --> power/heavy/speed metal --> grunge/hard/classic/blues/prog/southern rock, some kinds of world music etc
i had a similar evolution, i still listen to some power/speed metal and also some numetal. The paradox is that i used to listen to classical music before the gothic/doom period.
 
Oct 28, 2010
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nobilis said:
i had a similar evolution, i still listen to some power/speed metal and also some numetal. The paradox is that i used to listen to classical music before the gothic/doom period.
it's not a paradox. before the gothic/doom period i used to listen about 5% of music that i do listen now. the period of admiration of some music doesn't mean there was no music before. as for classic music i remember i had two CDs "Classic for Love" or so in the 90th (but probably the most memorable thing about it was a naked woman on the cover of both these CDs :D)
 
Jun 7, 2011
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mortand said:
I'm in! Any excuse for making a list is a good excuse :D
great!
but really, what the hell did i think by suggesting this.. it's a bold venture.
first i thought, 33 would be nice because of cq and 33rpm (and because 10 is simply impossible),
but even with 33 some have to stand for whole genres..
so do what you want, the main thing is that you reveal your favorite records :)

Right now I'm just shuffling through my collection and this one's playing at the moment:

Chris Robinson - Sunday Sound

Back in my early teens I was a huge Black Crowes fan, but I kind of lost interest in them around the millenium. I do enjoy to listen to them from time to time, though, and Chris Robinson's solo album 'New Earth Mud' is quite alright, although nothing spectacular.
aah, the good boring things :)

i'm not close to finished with listening through my old records to find out which are still 'there', though i'm at it for weeks. which came mainly because of this thread, and the survivors will flow into my list.

but one is for sure and remained the same for about 20 years,
john zorn is my favorite contemporary jazz musician.

naked city
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gc-7BHjwW1o

film works
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIu0GN-jEDQ&feature=related

bar kokhba
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZcJGikDYQw&feature=related

electric masada
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLRcr5An5xY&feature=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9jk6lolne8&feature=related
 
Jul 16, 2011
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Quite a lot been posted. I liked Cranes and Anneke from the Gathering has an impressive voice. I here Zorn from time to time on the radio and like his stuff.

I'll make a start on my 33 "recommendations". Today it'll be female vocalists. These include some artists who have been among my very favourites for years, so picking them was no problem, although in many cases the album was difficult to choose. In no particular order

1. Bjork - Selmasongs (although Vespertine comes very close). This was the music to the Lars von Trier film "Dancing in the Dark" in which Bjork played the lead role. As always, she uses a wide range of instrumentation, but remains melodic as well as experimental. Her duet with Thom Yorke is witty and ironic, but still full of longing (in the film she sings with someone else).

Bjork and Thom Yorke - I've seen it all
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3V1Lov1U9mU

2. Kate Bush - Hounds of Love. I loved "Wuthering Heights" and "the Man with the Child in His Eyes" 30 years ago and it's great she's back making beautiful music today. I can't say I have a favourite album of hers, so I picked one that indicates to some degree where she came from and where she is today musically. What was (in the days of vinyl) the first side of Hounds of Love is a set of beautifully crafted "pop" tunes and the second side is a song cycle (similar to the concept of "50 words for snow" and "A Sky of Honey", the second disc from Aerial). I particularly love "Cloudbusting", the incessant rhythm of the violins set against Kate's warm, powerful voice and disturbing, mysterious lyrics.
Kate Bush - Cloudbusting
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pllRW9wETzw

3. PJ Harvey - Let England Shake. An artist who has more recently entered my group of favourites. An album heavily steeped in England's (as opposed to the UK as a whole) recent history and identity from a critical perspective.

Pj Harvey - The Words that Maketh Murder
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhaEt2Hdod8&ob=av2n

4. Tori Amos - Little Earthquakes. Another artist that I have been a fan of for years and on another day I might pick a different album (I can see that her most recent "Night of Hunters" might become my favourite). "Precious Things" makes my hair stand on end. Her piano playing is almost electric and her voice powerful and emotive, not to talk about the raw power of "Me and a Gun". "Winter" and "Silent all these years" are more wistful tunes, but as always with Tori hide a darker side.

Tori Amos - Precious Things
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3OeiFnIQ-U

5. Lisa Hannigan - Sea Sew. There is a timeless, optimistic and playful quality to Lisa's music and lyrics, although like most (all?) of my favourites she can be dark. She's been posted a few times (not just by me), so here's one that might not have been posted before.

Lisa Hannigan - Ocean and a Rock
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cp4jukQ7tTA

6. Maria Peszek - Miasto Mania (Citymania). Lisa Hannigan represents my present home, while Maria Peszek represents my previous home, Poland. Peszek is an actress, who came through that route to becoming a vocalist. Miasto Mania is an irreverant, humorous, playful, dark look at modern urban life in Poland.

Maria Peszek - Moje Miasto (My City)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzlXpSsa-uU
 
May 20, 2010
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Astounded by the fact that there is a band called Yes, I played some of Tales from a Topographic Ocean for my son followed by some No Means No.
 
Mar 8, 2010
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Stingray34 said:
I really enjoyed my stay in Frankfurt a few years ago. Nice place and people. Had a really bad pizza, though the chips were good. And Goethe was from there.
Stop. Short offtopic.
Had to think of you, the big Smiths fan, last week. But didn't remember the name.
Christmas gift for you. :D



Of course, the LG-edition would be censored here. ;)
 
Jul 16, 2011
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TexPat said:
Astounded by the fact that there is a band called Yes, I played some of Tales from a Topographic Ocean for my son followed by some No Means No.
My mum reacts in the same way to King Crimson.
 

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