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Postby OhmGautama » Sat Nov 03, 2007 8:43 am

"I think just looking at this grid will make you gay. Sorry."

hehe are you saying that because of the Erasure album SarahtheBoring? :P
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Postby dokool » Sat Nov 03, 2007 9:38 am

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I organized this from top to bottom, left to right - the first column represents my tastes in middle/high school, the second in college, and the third since I came to Japan. I still listen to all of it (and stuff like it, of course), but yeah. Of course there's a story behind all of these.

1. Eminem - The Slim Shady LP (I know that saying 'I was into Eminem before he got big' is asking for mockery but his older stuff? The b-sides and collabs he was doing around the time this album came out? It's as good as he ever was. Tragedy he went the direction he did after the MM LP)
2. Limp Bizkit - Significant Other (Yeah... angsty teenager phase. I loved the artwork on this album)
3. Weird Al Yankovic - Running With Scissors (I listened to Weird Al since I was a kid, but this is still one of my favorite albums of his - the one time I saw him live was on the Scissors tour)

4. The Pillows - My Foot (College is when I started getting more into Japanese culture, and this is one of my favorite Pillows albums - just the right amount of edge to go w/ that melody)
5. VNV Nation - Empires (My best friend introduced me to the Goth/Industrial scene the summer before my freshman year - it's hard to pick an album to represent that phase in my life but this would come pretty close)
6. Mae - The Everglow (yeah, I know, me and half of RDS)

7. Ellegarden - Eleven Fire Crackers (This is the kind of stuff I've been into lately - melodic punk, except of course all of the Japanese bands, save for Ellegarden, have really bad English. I've pretty much sold my soul to Ellegarden as anyone who's read my concert reports will attest to, and as long as they keep playing I'll gladly pay off the interest)
8. The Cherry Coke$ - Rouse Up (These guys are <i>goddamned awesome</i>. A Japanese Irish-Punk band, I am not shitting you. I'm actually good friends with them through the photos I've taken at their shows. On the same level as Flogging Molly and the Pogues)
9. Various - Atomic Ray (This is actually a compilation of Final Fantasy themes, all happy hardcore/gabber/etc remixes. This is the kinda music I loved but never really knew where to find before I attended Comiket, now I have at least 2-3 gigs of it in my iPod)
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Postby Tono_Fyr » Sat Nov 03, 2007 1:11 pm

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From top left to bottom right.

Angra - Temple of Shadows
Blind Guardian - A Night At The Opera
Amon Amarth - With Odin On Our Side
Iron Maiden - Number of the Beast
Ayreon - The Human Equation
Iced Earth - Night of the Stormrider
Dream Theater - Images And Words
Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
Orphaned Land - Mabool
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Postby Brad » Sat Nov 03, 2007 3:56 pm

Alright you bastards win :(

Basically I picked 9 albums that I consider "pantheon-worthy". Or, albums that I know I would list amongst my favorites. The truth is, I could make this same list with 9 other albums about 5 times over and feel totally comfortable about it :O

And these are in no particular order.

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1. Radiohead - OK Computer
2. Sigur Ros - Takk
3. Sufjan Stevens - Come On Feel The Illinoise
4. The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots
5. Halley - Forget The Leaves, Autumn Will Change Us
6. Explosions in the Sky - The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place
7. EF - Give Me Beauty, Or Give Me Death
8. The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
9. The Postal Service - Give Up
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Postby Warheart » Sat Nov 03, 2007 4:10 pm

inthesto wrote:Man, you're off by an entire margin of 100%.

And you actually expect me to believe you listen to Pendulum?

On a side note, I actually do own a hard copy of Hold Your Colour, and it's one of the few albums I haven't let slip into another dimension.


Haha, yes I listen to Pendulum on regular basis. Atom actually influenced my musical taste quite a bit, although it's pretty hard to actually get the CDs like Pendulum or This Will Destroy you. ;)
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Postby Nessephanie » Sat Nov 03, 2007 4:37 pm

:D

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Left to right, top to bottom:

The Hush Sound - Like Vines
Joshua Radin - We Were Here
Wicked the Musical
Margot & The Nuclear So & So's - The Dust of Retreat
Eisley - Room Noises
RENT Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
The Last Samurai OST
Vienna Teng - Waking Hour
Sigur Ros - Takk
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Postby Tsunami Jones » Sat Nov 03, 2007 5:55 pm

Nine of my recent favorites:

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Demetri Martin - These Are Jokes
Emilie Simon - Emilie Simon
Emilie Simon - l'Olympia
Emilie Simon - March of the Empress
Emilie Simon - Vegetal
Flight of the Conchords - The Distant Future
Mute Math - Mute Math
Susumu Hirasawa - Paprika OST
Polyphonic Spree - The Fragile Army

Much love for Emilie :3
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Postby Warheart » Sat Nov 03, 2007 6:51 pm

Someone seems to like Emilie Simon ;).
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Postby Tsunami Jones » Sat Nov 03, 2007 7:50 pm

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Postby downwithpants » Sat Nov 03, 2007 8:44 pm

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in a thoroughly reviewed order of how good i thought they were-

smashing pumpkins siamese dream, muse absolution, kanye west the college dropout
red hot chili peppers californication, franz ferdinand franz ferdinand, amon tobin out from out where
nerd in search of..., radiohead ok computer, gorillaz gorillaz

and shouldnt this be in gen music?
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Postby OhmGautama » Sat Nov 03, 2007 9:12 pm

My dad is a big fan of the polyphonic spree, specifically that album, Tsunami Jones. hehe :D
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Postby Moonlight Soldier » Sat Nov 03, 2007 11:31 pm

Here's 9 favourites that I actually listen to the whole album when I listen...

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The Hush Sound - Like Vines
Mae - The Everglow
Mylo - Destroy Rock and Roll
Stars - Heart
Eisley - Room Noises
This Day & Age - The Bell and the Hammer
I'm from Barcelona - Let me Introduce my Friends
Circa Survive - On Letting Go
Angela - Sora no Koe
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Postby Brad » Sat Nov 03, 2007 11:55 pm

Moonlight Soldier wrote:Here's 9 favourites that I actually listen to the whole album when I listen...

The Hush Sound - Like Vines
Mae - The Everglow
Mylo - Destroy Rock and Roll
Stars - Heart
Eisley - Room Noises
This Day & Age - The Bell and the Hammer
I'm from Barcelona - Let me Introduce my Friends
Circa Survive - On Letting Go
Angela - Sora no Koe


XD

I'm pretty sure I sent you 8 of those :P
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Postby Moonlight Soldier » Sun Nov 04, 2007 12:32 am

AtomX wrote:
Moonlight Soldier wrote:Here's 9 favourites that I actually listen to the whole album when I listen...

The Hush Sound - Like Vines
Mae - The Everglow
Mylo - Destroy Rock and Roll
Stars - Heart
Eisley - Room Noises
This Day & Age - The Bell and the Hammer
I'm from Barcelona - Let me Introduce my Friends
Circa Survive - On Letting Go
Angela - Sora no Koe


XD

I'm pretty sure I sent you 8 of those :P


Ha, just about. <3
I think Jay sent me Mae though. Send moar :o
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Postby requiett » Sun Nov 04, 2007 3:05 am

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In no particular order:

1. Kamelot - The Black Halo
2. Muse - Absolution
3. Shpongle - Nothing Lasts, But Nothing is Lost

4. Modest Mouse - We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank
5. Death in Vegas - The Contino Sessions
6. 1200 Mics - The Time Machine

7. Rob Dougan - Furious Angels
8. Infected Mushroom - Converting Vegetarians
9. Dark Soho - Combustion

Although, I have to say Absolution is my favorite album cover ever.
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