Post albums you consider to be the greatest of all time.
Respect others' opinions, but absolutely no shitposting, since this is the first step into creating a poll later on. Y'ou'll will see.
no question about it
this album will forever be remembered
i hope it gets remastered though
the feels and came out at just the right time in my life.
Beautiful lyrics, beautiful voices, beautiful instrumentation, and touches me on a personal level. Highly underrated, and in my opinion, the best album of all time.
why does everyone think this is BoC's best album?
Bedlam is better
Rhubarb is my favorite song ever but too many songs on the album that are unpleasantly unenjoyable
Full of fucking great moments, doesn't take itself too seriously, can be incredibly moving at points (see the ending of Meadow Meal or the chants in Meadow Meal, as well as the ending of the entire album).
Why Don't You Eat Carrots
>great intro, love the use of noise and pop music
>the piano at the start is fantastic, sets the stage for the main theme
>when the band pauses and has some strange sounds, only to kick back in with a killer horn solo that just fits perfectly with everything else going on
>that moment where the horn starts the next theme by itself, and the band kicks back in with it
>when the first guitar comes in after the ambiance
>the chants (something about them just feels really emotional to me, can't really put my finger on it)
>the guitar solo
>that explosion of noise after the first part of the solo ends
>the storm at the end, followed by the organ (which felt like a rainbow to me for some reason)
>all of the beginning, building up
>when the band goes into a bluesy, slower style
>"exploosiiooon" (found this really funny for some reason)
>the moment of silence before the acoustic guitar comes in at the end
>the voices alternating
>then finally ending together
>'Nobody knows if it really happened'
>also 'he told you to be free/and you obeyed'
Fucking fantastic album, really entertaining, really powerful, and always a joy to listen to for me. I don't listen to it often (don't want to overplay it) but it really leaves me bewildered for the rest of the day, kind of like that feeling when you finish a great book
>Rhubarb is my favorite song ever but too many songs on the album that are unpleasantly unenjoyable
yeah, i know what you mean. i only like a bit more than half the songs, but the ones that i do like are so good they make up for the rest. also
This is pretty much the pinnacle of jazz for me. Great compositions, great soloing, lots of interplay between the musicians, swings hard. It also touches on a variety of emotions and has some of the feelsiest jazz out there.
I think The Campfire Headphase is the best... the mix of the guitars with synths is amazing, and Dayvan Cowboy is the best song ever created. Shame it's their least liked, along with Twoism.
Here's mine, but I also agree with all of these
it would be the best pumpkins album if it had better editing
this is my favorite
tried to upload spirit, they're gone but duplicate file
I don't understand why people like this album, both this and The Final Cut were awful. The Division Bell and Ummagumma were may favorite PF albums, both reaching new heights of creativity and compositional beauty.
Abbey Road is fantastic. I would totally respect your choice.
I'm planning on listening to this sometime soon, expecting good things.
Another one of my possible picks. Fucking top notch
Don't know if I'd call it one of the best, but it's still good
I never quite understood the hype behind this. Maybe I should relisten
Come on, guys. No Trout Mask yet?
Another obvious choice, but it's so fantastic. The absence of real chord changes forces these songs in very interesting directions where they focus on melody, rhythm, and general atmosphere. "Take a look at these hands" along with David Byrne's delivery has given me legitimate chills. Experimental but still very poppy. Also has one of, if not the greatest, left-field pop songs of all time (Once in a Lifetime).
Actually just one of my favorites, but what do you think?
I'll be damned if this is not god-tier drone right here. Fuck the meme, this shit changed my life.
I prefer The End of the Beginning because of the beats, but that one is good too.
>not posting the better psychedelic album
>not taking LSD and going on the magical mystery tour
this fucking guy
Personally I would go with Starless & Bible Black. A lot of people around here are going to tell you Larks Tongue in Aspic.
this isn't what this thread is for go waste time somewhere else
I'm going to sperg out for a second so I can talk about how much I fucking love this album.
>White Light/White Heat
This shit just kicks you off right into the thick of it, with Cale smashing down on the piano and all that sweet fuzz. Lou's vocals are playful and super energetic, doubly so when you realize he's crooning about the occult and amphetamine. I love it.
The fucking bass groove is ridiculous. Everyone always tells me that it's only good for one listen, and after you hear the story for the first time it's boring as fuck. I totally disagree. I find it really easy to get lost in the downright seductive instrumental in the background. It's fucking superb. Soon enough, Cale's Welsh narration is just another timbre in the mix, and it's perfectly deadpan. I almost want to relisten to it right now.
>Lady Godiva's Operation
This track is so wonderfully offputting. Cale's saccharine sweet vocals offset the forebodingly sharp guitar melody, and the lumbering bass that sounds like it's getting ready to fuck you up. When Lou Reed's voice cuts in on "The Doctor is coming, the nurse thinks...SWEETLY" is one of my favorite moments on the album.
>Here She Comes Now
It's really pretty. That's all there really is to say. On an album filled with spastic, amphetamine fueled energy, this is subdued but enthusiastic. Cale's piano is fucking fantastic on this one.
>Heard Her Call My Name
Holy fuck, the energy on this track is unbelievable. The catharsis of that second solo is just obscene. Lou just absolutely destroys it. I honestly can't believe this track was made in 1968.
This track absolutely speaks for itself. Cale's organ is fucking fantastic. Sterling's rhythm guitar is so understated until the end, when you realize that the drums have given out and he's the only thing left you can hold on to. Lou's vocals are amusing, and his delivery is just superb. Everything about Sister Ray is just GOAT as fuck.
now with 100% less shitposting
Well i meant the better psychedelia album from the beatles discog. But if i had to choose an album for Psychedelia, i'd go with pic-related or Azrachel s/t or The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band- Part One.
Also those bands sound interesting, so i'm going to look them up
At the very least, the best metal, and even though it's not shoegaze, I'd say it's the album that takes the shoegaze wall-of-sound aesthetic to its logical concusion.
>the best electronic release ever
It seems no one else on /mu/ listens to this band, or at least no one replies when I mention/post about it. This is my favorite album of all time. Do I have shit taste?
I hadn't thought about it before, but that's actually an interesting thing to consider. I'd say the style of the instrumental was definitely an influence. Specifically how Lou starts to play around with making his guitar screech and squeal as the song goes on. Those obviously weren't really traditional rock textures, least of all in 1968.
You could be right.
Agreeing with all of these
>"Take a look at these hands"
I've heard the interpretation that Born Under Punches is basically the deathbed ramblings of an actual "government man" who's seen some serious shit overseas and is having flashbacks as he dies.
I definitely saw the song in a much more poignant light after that, and Byrne's frantic delivery just got better.
>sidestep the issue
You're goddamn right this is a fucking issue, you retard. This is equal or greater importance than the preservation of a Palestinian state, sustaining our constitutional rights as citizens, and whether or not Jenny Death will ever be released.
This is totally deserving of an issue status. Totally not pedantic or trivial at all.
Why would you give Danse Manatee such a low score Marcel? 2deep4u?
surprised nobody's posted this yet
Oh wow they hadn't?
Thank you Anon but here's the high res Bandcamp version.
Great album, but I think pic related is better
also a real 10/10, dat cohesiveness
obviously controversial choice coming through. This or Soundtracks for the Blind
It's all about the little things. Like knowing perfect day is about heroin addiction.
Berlin is slightly less catchy but equally as good.
This guy gets it. Little Richard was the voice of his generation.
If I could hug you in real life, just for that one post, I would.
I listened to this album once the whole way through. Hated it. Then I listened to it again, or at least tried to. Just permanently delete it off my phone, almost never do that. 0/10 would not remember the name of the album.
that might be true, but then what are the greatest pop albums of the 90s and 00s?
its just a collection of sounds
no matter how much they want to say it represents a big middle finger to rock n roll pop from the 60s its just a fucking collection of bad sounding noises with a few actual lines burried somewhere in there
its pretentious as all hell with nothing to back it up
I don't think it's that pretentious m8. Faust was told to make a rock album to sell well, but they goofed off a lot. When they had to actually come up with something, they just smoked a lot of hash and came up with it in three days.
Also, what makes you say it's just a 'collection of sounds'? There's obviously some sound collage stuff, but it's not all noise.
that part isnt that bad but its not even close to being enough to make the album any good let alone the rest of that track
that part is only like a 5/10 anyway
rest of the song is a 1/10 and the album is a 0
Greatest pop album of 00's is obviously this.
>having to justify
No, I tried to link the video at that point but it didn't work. I also figured that part was a lot more accessible than the rest of the album, and wanted to see what he thought of that part
OK, I understand. Thanks for not being an asshole or anything, I'm always up for hearing different takes on things
for some reason by far my most listened to album, it's accessible and odd at the same time, and the lyrics are out there enough to keep you guessing for several relistens
Both live up to the massive critical hype.
really like the atmosphere in this album
>you will never explore the american plains while listening to this
I didn't see it posted.
IMO this is the greatest rock album of all time, certainly the greatest album closer.
This changed my life, and out of all the albums I love this and the other two electric Dylan albums are the only set of songs that somehow seem to sound better the more I come back to them. Every time I've played them out and take a break, when I come back they blow me the fuck away at how amazing and fresh they feel, I guess cause there is just nothing else like them. I don't even really listen to a lot of "dad rock", most the stuff I like is 90's - present but this album just seems far far above anything else.
So beautifully written. I agree (kind of, picking a favorite album is like picking a favorite child). I love the ending to The Gift, the way the instrumentation continues after the (hilarious) end to the narration.
I've seriously only heard this mentioned once ever on this board.
Seriously? No one posted this?
This album or Thought for Food by The Books.
mfw i share a board with a buncha plebs
Not sure if this is some type of voting thing but if so these
These are the only albums anyone should be taking seriously for 'best ever album'
Do you people understand what best album ever means? Jfc I can't believe someone posted a Brand New album.
reminds me of high school, when i thought i could actually change the world with others. and the reality hits. still good, imo
>I can't believe someone posted a Brand New album
Pretty ignorant to disregard it as a contender. Plenty of people absolutely love it. What about it makes you scoff at it in such an arrogant way?
Greatest album ever. Did you not fucking read that? Do you honestly think the bland cookie cutter pop emo garbage being spewed out by bands like Brand New are worthy of that title? There is absolutely nothing ground breaking or unique going on in that piece of shit album.
>b-but plenty of people absolutely love it
Yeah a lot of people think the new Coldplay album is great, do you think because of it's popularity that it should be deemed "greatest album ever"? I can't even believe the logic you're trying to pull out of your ass right now.
not the guy you're responding to, and I do like that album, but you have to admit it is extremely similar to many other early 2000s emo/pop punk albums. it's a well made album but definitely not particularly groundbreaking or unique as he said, I would even say it's outdone by some of its earlier emo predecessors. It strikes me more as a genre highlight than as a great/timeless album