Albums that are worth listening start to finish.
Provide the name of album and artist, and a brief description of the music and theme.
Tl;dr god tier albums thread
Pink Floyd, Dark Side of the Moon. Essential listening if you haven't ever. Themes deal with mental illness and the passing if time. Rock album at its core with spacey undertones.
Continuing with Pink Floyd for the hell of it
Pink Floyd, Wish you were here
Follow up to Dark side of the moon, as a tribute to their original founding member who drifted away into mental illness, and out of the band entirely. Bookended by "Shine on you crazy diamond", a long musical piece with excellent guitar work. Middle of the album has a few catchy singles. Album makes more sense if you read the history of Pink Floyd while you listen to it. Very cool experience.
OP continuing Pink Floyd
Pink Floyd, Animals
Released as a response to punk artits calling them dinosaurs. Much more angry than previous Pink Floyd, showing anger built up at society, and between the members themselves. Possibly the most coherent and cohesive album musically, often overlooked, worth a listen.
Final Pink Floyd continuation from OP
Pink Floyd, The Wall
Pink Floyds most ambitious album, and the monster that basically broke up the band. Following the story of a fictional character named "Pink", based on Roger Waters and SydBarret's life experiences, tells a very interesting story. Read about it as you listen. Has some great stand alone songs, but is best listened to as a whole.
Daft Punk, Random Access Memories
Beautifully produced, dance and electronic roots performed mostly with instuments. A throwback to earlier house and dance music. First song reels you in. Contains some duds, and some beautiful songs, but is always entertaining.
Daft Punk, Discovery
A fucking master piece that even has it's own animation movie (Interestella 5555). It doesn't matter if you like electronic music or not.
Green Day, American Idiot
Modern rock opera, concept album. Great rock songs incling Green Days best song "Jesus of Suburbia". Listen to it loud and forget that Green Day has been on TRL on MTV.
Tommy is the fourth studio album by the English rock band The Who, a double album first released in May 1969. The album was mostly composed by guitarist Pete Townshend as a rock opera that tells the story about a deaf, dumb and blind boy, including his experiences with life and the relationship with his family.
Blockhead, The music Scene
I think the hender is Trip-hop or something like that. Who the hell cares about it. Hard to define, this album is pure melancholy, sadness and irony.
Led Zeppelin, Physical Graffiti
possibly Led Zeppelin's best album, a definitive piece if music at the height of their career. Hard rocking, musically sound, and emotional. Double album worth listen for sure.
"Black Album" - Metallica. Some of there best stuff is in this album and I personally would consider this a "god tier" album. This album has two of Metallica's most popular songs, "Nothing Else Matters" and "Enter Sandman". Anyway, case and point, 8/8 would recommend.
Frank Ocean's Channel Orange.
A story about life and love in contemporary Los Angeles, featuring a different characters perspective in every song.
Deep Down & Dirty is the fourth studio album by the British electronic band Stereo MCs, released June 12, 2001, nine years after the successful Connected. The album maintains a similar style to its predecessor with deep-groove, beatbox funk, nods to soul-jazz and gospel though music critics at the time noted it's grittier, edgier approach.
Kollektiv Turmstraße - Rebellion der Träumer
My absolute favorite album.
AC/DC back in black
Released after the death of their lead singer, tier new lead man takes over and hits like a fucking sledgehammer. Yes some of it is mindless headbanging, but god damn it's god.
Stereo MC's? Really? You're not even trying. You couldn't even give it your own write up - you copied and pasted it from wiki.
Here's another copy and paste from wiki:
The album was met with mixed to positive reaction from music critics, scoring 68% on Metacritic, 4 stars out of 5 on Allmusic and peaked at no 17 on the UK charts. Mojo gave it 60 out of 100 and said "If all you want to do is throw the same funky shapes you threw a decade ago, this long-awaited outing will more than suffice. Otherwise, it's the same old same old". Stephen Dalton from NME gave a scathing review of the album, saying "This is so grindingly pedestrian you almost feel sorry for these one-time pioneers.
The Band, The Band
Worth listening to if nothing else for Richard Manuels amazing voice. Very subtle but incredibly powerful. The night they drove old Dixie down is a highlight
Foo Fighters - Wasting Light
The Beatles, Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
I'll be honest, the Beatles are over rated for me, but this album is worth a listen if nothing else for finding out what the hype is about. While I agree how influential the Beatles have been, their music never really resonates with me. Still, you can't be a music fan without listening to this, it's Genesis to many.
Very depressing but beautiful, worth listening
Gentle Giant - The Power and The Glory. Superb progressive rock.
One of the best albums of the century
Monstercat 020 - Altitude
Electronic [Dance] Music album released not too long ago. Latest album on Monstercat (Record Label). Various subgenres of EDM are included and overall a great album for those who want something different to listen to.
30 songs, 28 different artists, 2 hour long album mixes, only $10 on digital stores (not available in a physical disc; stores include Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, and more).
Before music sucked
After it's was pretty good for a little while anyway
Alt j - An awesome wave
A group of music appreciators rather than practised musicians but somehow I love every song on the album. Kind of a weird mix of genres but i guess its alternate inditronic type stuff mostly
Space 1&2 by Sleeping at Last. Fucking beautiful music
Chance the Rapper - Acid Rap Album
Vulgar Display of fucking Liquor
I really really vibe with the political message of this band. They are one big epiphany for me. They made a believer out of me.
Godspeed You! Black Emperor: F#A# Infinity
2112 by rush epic album, the song 2112 is a 20 min long concept song about a man in a dystopian society who finds a guitar which were items of the past and no longer around, side two has nothing to do with side one but has great tracks like twilight zone, a passage to Bangkok, and tears
somewhere in the between. streetlight manifesto
best ska/ska-punk album available
Ayreon - The Electric Castle
8 humans from different time periods have been brought to another universe by a mysterious being, and are forced to travel the strange new land and locate The Electric Castle to find the answers to their questions
Decently heavy rock, but with synthesiser stuff
Days of Future Passed - The Moody Blues
This album is hands down amazing. The first song or two are very symphonic, but it slowly progresses into one of the most harmonious, creative rock albums of it's time. It's a concept album about a 24 hour cycle called a day
Portugal. The Man - In The Mountain in The Cloud
the album is good,the song of the same name is the shit(in a positive way)
Any punk fan should check this masterpiece out
Swans - White Light from the Mouth of Infinity
They really came into their own, commercially and artistically.
ini - center of attention
amazing hip hop album with good funk/jazz productions by pete rock.
I'm surprised that this hasn't been mentioned, probably the greatest hip hop album of all time, or at least top 3, it is also a short listen (9 tracks)
gravediggaz - 6 feet deep
the finecst of hororcore hip hop.
dark humor mixed with over the top lyrics i love it.
Exactly, which is why I like suggestions from real people. Sometimes it's hard to find truly good music.
Sure there's lots out there. This is just one way to sort through some of it.
Thank you for your helpful and informative post
German electronic Music is definitely on The top in a worldwide scale.
Twenty One Pilots - Vessel
An album about struggling with mental illness and self harm. A feelsy album for me, helped me out in some dark times. They always know how to end a song in a good note.
The Vaccines - What Did You Expect From The Vaccines?
Great indie rock album. Catchy, underrated, and unexpected. Enjoy every song on it.
I always have this album handy
A Vicious Circle by Day One Symphony
Bit moody alt. rock and some synths in between. Kinda reminds me of Radiohead sometimes, I guess.
Not together anymore unfortunately, had a severe accident on the way to a gig, I believe everyone survived but the medical bills and stress broke the band apart...
His voice is incredible, lyrics are good. Humble guy, I'd go gay for him.
State of Mind
Eat the Rich
Badass Neurofunk that will make you want to speed in your car while on copious amounts of acid
Schiller - Symphonia
It will blow you mind, I guarantee it.
this is a really good album. but you probably knew that already.
good when you've got the sad sads and good even when you don't
Metallica - Master of Puppets I love every single song on this album. The song orion there isn't vocals I hate songs like that but I loved this one. I list to this album everyday front to back. I usually start with Battery or Master of Puppets
ShoE's EP or Because The Internet
Queensryche operation mindcrime. Start to finish, one of the last rock operas
You were supposed to post Sports. I'm the real Patrick Bateman. Just check my dubs.
It's fucking Pink Floyd, not my chemical romance.
If you're not into the classic stuff, you're not into music. Period.
You don't have to love it, or even like ir, but if you can't appreciate it, youre mot a music fan.
All music is good to someone, and to disrespect something you just don't personally like, makes you lose all credibility.
God tier, every single track
Gave it a breeze though, little sample. Cool stuff, thanks for the suggestion.
Getting a lot of good music ITT, anany and all genres, giving me some music to run though my stereo for the next few weeks.
Changing the tune a little bit this rap album is the whole story from start to finish that could be made into a movie
Different anon, here.
I can disrespect Vanilla Ice and still sleep at night. But I agree that all genres of music have something to offer. And anyone who doesn't marvel at the genius of Floyd is just too dumb to recognize it. I don't think we'll ever see the likes of Floyd again.
agree with you anon
I have no problem not liking music, especially vanilla ice, but to just put down a legit artist, that has helped define what music is today, just makes look like you're a 14 year old twat.
Go ahead and say you don't like Pink Floyd, or Led Zeppelin, or The Beatles. It's ok to not like them. It's another thing to just write them off.
Half the reason you're listening to that ambient album on your beats headphones is because of artists like them.
No sweat. I'm getting lots of good stuff out of this thread, too.
Have you heard Bad Brains? Very intense. But like Bee Thousand, their album Rock for Light is a masterpiece, track for track.
>every genre has something to offer
>bashes my chemical romance and vanilla ice
Maybe some people don't like pink Floyd
I don't hate them but I can tell you with all honesty I have never listened to their albums.singles the come on the radio sure but never an album I don't hate him I just never listen to them.
BTW Led Zeppelin is my favorite band so it's all like I hate classic rock.
I'll give it a try for sure
Getting a decent list going anon
Godspeedyou! Black emperor. Lift your skinny fists like antennas to heaven.
Sorry, but I cant describe it with words
pink floyd is so fucking overhyped. srsly his music was the reason why music became faster and faster again, like in classic times. stop doing drugs for a day and listen to the music again, its crap.
Quite a long time ago I just sat down and listened to Dark Side of the Moon all the way through, really opened up alot of music to me. Changed my way of finding music, really searching by album rather than singles.
I grew up on albums, bought them on cassette then CD. I only listened to albums at a time and loved it. Then when the internet started up, I got to Napster and downloading a single at a time. With how slow internet was, you had to with dial up. I got used to that format of finding music till I sat through the dark side of the moon, brought me back to albums.
>The song orion there isn't vocals I hate songs like that but I loved this one.
>i hate music that is about music and not some faggot screaming for attention.
(all singers are fags)
Armchair Apocrypha - Andrew Bird
My favourites from the album: Imitosis, Armchairs and Cataracts. Every song is worth listening to though.
I wasn't the guy who hated chemical romance (I don't know a damned thing about them), just the guy who pissed all over Vanilla Ice, and I stand by that. I like him as an older artist, just because he's no longer a self-loathing corporate whore. Maybe his music is good or it isn't, but at least he's doing what he wants.
Floyd isn't a really a singles band. They don't make catchy pop tunes. They practically invented the concept album, so you're expected to buckle in for the full ride. If you don't have the time for that, that's cool, but if you try, you might find it's worth it.
Love Zeppelin, too. I listen to IV at least once a week.
Is Chemical Romance really that good? If so, I'll give them a listen if you can recommend an album.
I was the guy who hated on MCR. Only because of the hot topic comment
In reality, they weren't that bad.
The black parade actually had some songs I liked. It was a concept album. The opening song was basically an homage to "in the flesh...?" From Pink Floyds The Wall
nothing in this thread can compare to this anyways.
Check out Lazer Guided Melodies by Spiritualized. Slow, drug-induced atmospheric rock. A Floyd man should love em.
My chemical Romance was only popular because In that early 2000's emo scene their second album was the one that made them famous and their third album was a hit too
Honestly if you don't like stuff like fall out boy and panic at the disco I wouldn't listen
I listen to Led Zeppelin Pandora every day
>if you don't like stuff like fall out boy and panic at the disco I wouldn't listen
Er, yeah, I don't really care for that stuff, but I'll listen to a bit from Black Parade and see.
Wu Tang Clan 36 Chambers. Their best album in my opinion. Prepare yourself for dope beats and smooth flowing lyrics.
It's a good album with some amazing singles that changed the rock scene, but a five star album from start to finish? There's a good amount of filler in there. Even singles like It's So Easy are passable.
Is rap music? I always think of it as poetry. Music requires a melody, not spoken words or poetry across a two octave range. I like rap - I think the lyrics of Public Enemy, Ice-T, Eminem, Tribe Called Quest, etc. are powerful. But I don't think it's music.
crippled black phoenix - I,Vigilante
Infected mushroom - vicious delicious
wu tang-36 chambers
and more ofc
In the court of the crimson king. Also red is a good one too
Pocketknife by Mr Little Jeans
Synth pop album about drug addiction and lonliness, pretty chill and a good album to drink/smoke to.
Seeing a distinct lack of git gud here boys.
Miles Davis - kind of blue
Captain beefheart and his magic band - trout mask replica
Frank zappa- hot rats
Frank Zappa - apostrophe
Props to the guy who mentioned good speed you black emperor
Miles davis- bitches brew
Literally every Coltraine album before he got clean
Red Fang - red fang. Their debut album. Metal dudes with a sense of humor (as seen in their videos)
Radioactive covers many different styles of hip hop fusions, being alternative hip hop as principal musical genre
That's confusing. I think of Bob Dylan's lyrics as poetry. Same with Paul Simon. I could read them in a book and savor them like Kerouac. Add instruments and it's both music and poetry.
Reign in Blood by Slayer, one of the best thrash albums of all time and influenced many bands in the rock/metal scene
Came across this a few years back. quickly became one of my favourite albums. definitely worth a listen, each track is gold
I hope someone can agree. The story is is fascinating, and the poetry behind it all.
Hardly anyone on /b/ will hear this album in their lifetime, it's so sad, it's buried beneath crap, just listen to this song, it's something to experience once.
Since thread was God tier indeed in the beggining im gonna post stuff you would enjoy for sure
The Stone Roses, every single song on this album is brilliant.
Maybe something different.
This is not a conceptual album, but it's a masterpiece. Featuring one of the best female vocalists Europe ever had. from beautiful and angry orchestral hits to the most headbanging metal.
Probably not everyones cup of tea, but this album back to back is a wonderful listen. Electro influences, IDM, ambient, fans of Aphex Twin and Squarepusher might like this.
I'm curious to know what my fellow Floyd fans though of this one?
For anyone into trance, this is a must from start to end.
I have listened to this album thousands of times. I have 3 copies of it in vinyl because I know I will wear them out. I actually wore out my first cd.
And everyone loves trains.
I'm not a fan of ambient music, which this leans towards.
Still it was a pretty album, if not that moving.
Its worth a listen, but maybe while reading or something, not all that involving musically.