|#1 Record||Big Star||1972||Power pop||Tatsuya|
|A Day at the Races||Queen||1976||Hard rock||Queen|
|Aja||Steely Dan||1977||Jazz rock||Marwin|
|The Dark Side of the Moon||Pink Floyd||1973||Progressive rock||Testarossa|
|The Endless River||Pink Floyd||2014||Progressive rock||Black_MiD|
|Electric Ladyland||The Jimi Hendrix Experience||1968||Classic rock||Tatsuya|
|Exile on Main St.||The Rolling Stones||1972||Classic rock||Vega LVI|
|Gasoline Alley||Rod Stewart||1970||Classic rock||Spadge007|
|Live at Sin-e||Jeff Buckley||1993||Folk rock||Tatsuya|
|The Marshall Mathers LP||Eminem||2000||Hip-hop||ChickenAndBeer|
|Meat Is Murder||The Smiths||1985||Alternative rock||Mister Pink|
|Meddle||Pink Floyd||1971||Progressive rock||Tatsuya|
|Permission to Land||The Darkness||2003||Glam metal||Queen|
|Pure Heroine||Lorde||2013||Art pop||NightSpectre|
|Revolver||The Beatles||1966||Psychedelic rock||Black_MiD|
|Signals||Rush||1982||Progressive rock||Strange Town|
|The Velvet Underground & Nico||The Velvet Underground||1967||Art rock||Strange Town|
|Wolves||American Aquarium||2015||Alternative country||Lefty Guns|
Table created and updated by Vega LVI (Thank you!)
The purpose of this thread is to inspire people to listen to and buy great albums they may or may not have previously been interested in hearing/buying. This thread shall act like an index of great albums you can refer to.
Post a review of an album you love and why you love it. Not looking for an essay but post a few sentences on your thoughts about the album.
(originally, I was just going to do a general album review but what's the point in people posting bad reviews of albums they don't like? Let's keep the positive bias flowing but back up why you love said album)
Is it original?
How would you describe the sound?
Is it consistent?
How does it fit in with the artists other work or does it?
What about the artwork?
Value for money?
Please accompany a photo or generally follow my format of post for continuity purposes followed by the review.
Please try keep the images no bigger (largest side) than 500px.
OK, I'll start us off...I'm going with this one because I only listened to it the first time about an hour ago.
Meat Is Murder by The Smiths..(1985)
Listening to this album for the first time today I was quite happy to be indulged in more Smith's music. I only ever listened to their The Queen Is Dead and a few other odd tracks. If you are in to The Smiths, you'll enjoy this album. The sound is generally upbeat with jangly guitar work from Johnny Marr and drenched with Morrisey's thought-inspiring lyrics with a real 80's sounding untertones. I never felt bored listening to it. All the tracks for me have their own charm. The Smiths aren't really experimental and have a small catalogue but the sound they have works and always found their upbeat music a great contrast to the often dark, cynical and often humorous lyrics.
Stand out tracks would be the first one.. The Headmaster Ritual, That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore and Barbarism Begins At Home
"A double bed
And a stalwart lover for sure
These are the riches of the poor "
- I Want The One I Can't Have -The Smiths