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Essential listenting:

 

Van Halen's first six albums--I, II, Women and Children First, Fair Warning, Diver Down, 1984.

 

The Who's Greatest Hits.

 

Black Sabbath--self-titled, Paranoid, Master of Reality, Volume IV, Sabotage. The guys who invented all that is dark, heavy and evil in modern music.

 

Tool--Undertow, Opiate, Aemina.

 

Megadeth--Peace Sells, Rust in Peace. Avoid "Risk" at all costs.

 

The Tragically Hip--everything. Canada's finest band.

 

Rush--Moving Pictures.

 

The Cult--Love, Electric.

 

AC/DC--everything from 1974 to 1990. They slump somewhat after "Blow up your video".

 

Jane's Addiction--Nothing's Shocking. Alternative before alternative even existed.

 

Sons of Freedom--self-titled. Never got their proper due, and 8-10 later, half the bands coming out sounded exactly like them.

 

Stabbing Westward--Wither, Blister, Burn and Peel. Hidden gem.

 

Rammstein--Herzeleid, Sehnsucht, Mutter. German industrial rock with more "Oomph" than 90% of all bands out there. Once reviewed as "Music to invade Poland by".

 

Marilyn Manson--Antichrist Superstar, Grotesque Burlesque. Rebellion isn't dead, and it can also be catchy.

 

Rage Against the Machine--self-titled, Evil Empire, The Battle of Los Angeles. Far and away, the best rap-metal fusion band ever. And they had the most creative guitar player to come along since Eddie Van Halen.

 

Stone Temple Pilots--Core. Proving once and for all, they were no mere Pearl Jam copy.

 

Ministry--Psalm 69. Scary stuff.

 

Metallica--Kill 'em All, Ride the Lightning, Master of Puppets. Hear metal done properly.

 

Alice In Chains--Facelift, Dirt, Jar of Flies, self-titled. Grunge did have its cool moments. Try not to start using heroin just listening to these guys.

 

I'm sure I'll think of a dozen more as soon as I hit "reply", but that's it for now.

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List of my favorite albums:

 

1. Queen (Elektra) (1973)

 

* Keep Yourself Alive (32 — May)

* Doing All Right (38 — May / Staffel)

* Great King Rat (58 — Mercury)

* My Fairy King (76 — Mercury)

* Liar (66 — Mercury)

 

* The Night Comes Down (38 — May)

* Modern Times Rock 'n' Roll (17 — Taylor)

* Son And Daughter (28 — May)

* Jesus (14 — Mercury)

* Seven Seas of Rhye (* — Mercury)

 

2. Queen II (Elektra) (1974)

 

* Procession (* — May)

* Father To Son (64 — May)

* White Queen (37 — May)

* Someday One Day (19 — May)

* The Loser In The End (26 — Taylor)

* Ogre Battle (44 — Mercury)

 

* The Fairy Fellers Masterstroke (66 — Mercury)

* Nevermore (31 — Mercury)

* The March Of The Black Queen (136 — Mercury)

* Funny How Love Is (50 — Mercury)

* Seven Seas Of Rhye (29 — Mercury)

 

3. Sheer Heart Attack (Elektra) (1974)

 

* Brighton Rock (27 — May)

* Killer Queen (45 — Mercury)

* Tenement Funster (60 — Taylor)

* Flick Of The Wrist (40 — Mercury)

* Lily Of The Valley (30 — Mercury)

* Now I'm Here (38 — May)

 

* In The Lap Of The Gods (17 + 30 — Mercury)

* Stone Cold Crazy (19 — Queen)

* Dear Friends (30 — May)

* Misfire (29 — Deacon)

* Bring Back That Leroy Brown (55 — Mercury)

* She Makes Me (Stormtroopers In Stilettoes) (24 — May)

* In The Lap Of The Gods ... Revisited (37 — Mercury)

 

4. A Night At The Opera (Elektra) (1975)

 

* Death On Two Legs (Dedicated To ...) (39 — Mercury)

* Lazing On A Sundy Afternoon (33 — Mercury)

* I'm In Love With My Car (36 — Taylor)

* You're My Best Friend (41 — Deacon)

* '39 (73 — May)

* Sweet Lady (33 — May)

* Seaside Rendezvous (47 — Mercury)

 

* The Prophet's Song (68 + 87 — May)

* Love Of My Life (65 — Mercury)

* Good Company (34 — May)

* Bohemian Rhapsody (165 — Mercury)

* God Save The Queen (* — arr. May)

 

5. A Day At The Races (Elektra) (1976)

 

* Tie Your Mother Down (27 — May)

* You Take My Breath Away (101 — Mercury)

* Long Away (31— May)

* The Millionaire Waltz (80 — Mercury)

* You And I (60 — Deacon)

* Somebody To Love (110 — Mercury)

 

* White Man (38 — May)

* Good Old Fashioned Lover Boy (85 — Mercury)

* Drowse (49 — Taylor)

* Teo Torriatte (Let Us Cling Together) (65 — May)

 

6. News Of The World (Elektra) (1977)

 

* We Will Rock You (15 — May)

* We Are the Champions (46 — Mercury)

* Sheer Heart Attack (17 — Taylor)

* All Dead, All Dead (26 — May)

* Spread Your Wings (62 — Deacon)

* Fight From The Inside (20 — Taylor)

 

* Get Down, Make Love (28 — Mercury)

* Sleeping on the Sidewalk (35 — May)

* Who Needs You (48 — Deacon)

* It's Late (74 — May)

* My Melancholy Blues (74 — Mercury)

 

7. Jazz (Elektra) (1978)

 

* Mustapha (50 — Mercury)

* Fat Bottomed Girls (30 — May)

* Jealousy (70 — Mercury)

* Bicycle Race (47 — Mercury)

* If You Can't Beat Them (31 — Deacon)

* Let Me Entertain You (29 — Mercury)

 

* Dead On Time (26 — May)

* In Only Seven Days (43 — Deacon)

* Dreamers Ball (51 — May)

* Fun It (35 — Taylor)

* Leaving Home Ain't Easy (72 — May)

* Don't Stop Me Now (50 — Mercury)

* More Of That Jazz (35 — Taylor)

 

A. Live Killers (Elektra) (live) (1979)

 

* We Will Rock You (May)

* Let Me Entertain You (Mercury)

* Death On Two Legs (Dedicated To ...) (Mercury)

* Killer Queen (Mercury)

* Bicycle Race (Mercury)

* I'm In Love With My Car (Taylor)

* Get Down Make Love (Mercury)

* You're My Best Friend (Deacon)

* Now I'm Here (May)

* Dreamers Ball (May)

* Love Of My Life (Mercury)

* '39 (May)

 

* Keep Yourself Alive (May)

* Don't Stop Me Now (Mercury)

* Spread Your Wings (Deacon)

* Brighton Rock (May)

* Bohemian Rhapsody (Mercury)

* Tie Your Mother Down (May)

* Sheer Heart Attack (Taylor)

* We Will Rock You (May)

* We Are The Champions (Mercury)

* God Save The Queen (arr. May)

 

8. The Game (Elektra) (1980)

 

* Play The Game (54 — Mercury)

* Dragon Attack (16 — May)

* Another One Bites the Dust (25 — Deacon)

* Need Your Loving Tonight (40 — Deacon)

* Crazy Little Thing Called Love (20 — Mercury)

 

* Rock It (Prime Jive) (39 — Taylor)

* Don't Try Suicide (38 — Mercury)

* Sail Away Sweet Sister (31 — May)

* Coming Soon (23 — Taylor)

* Save Me (38 — May)

 

9. Flash Gordon (Elektra) (1981)

 

* Flash's Theme (May)

* In The Space Capsule (Taylor)

* Ming's Theme (Mercury)

* The Ring (Mercury)

* Football Fight (Mercury)

* In The Death Cell (Taylor)

* Execution Of Flash (Deacon)

* The Kiss (Mercury)

* Arboria (Mercury)

 

* Escape From The Swamp (Taylor)

* Flash To The Rescue (May)

* Vultan's Theme (Mercury)

* Battle Theme (May)

* The Wedding March (May)

* Marriage Of Dale And Ming (May / Taylor)

* Crash Dive On Mingo City (May)

* Flash's Theme Reprise (May)

* The Hero (May)

 

10. Hot Space (Elektra) (1982)

 

* Staying Power (21 — Mercury)

* Dancer (18 — May)

* Back Chat (23 — Deacon)

* Body Language (22 — Mercury)

* Action This Day (36 — Taylor)

 

* Put Out The Fire (16 — May)

* Life Is Real (Song For Lennon) (45 — Mercury)

* Calling All Girls (14 — Taylor)

* Las Palabras De Amor (The Words of Love) (21 — May)

* Cool Cat (56 — Deacon / Mercury)

* Under Pressure (73 — Bowie / Queen)

 

11. The Works (Elektra) (1984)

 

* Radio Ga Ga (34 — Taylor)

* Tear It Up (35 — May)

* It's A Hard Life (46 — Mercury)

* Man On The Prowl (34 — Mercury)

 

* Machines (Back To Humans) (49 — May / Taylor)

* I Want To Break Free (32 — Deacon)

* Keep Passing The Open Windows (37 — Mercury)

* Hammer To Fall (35 — May)

* Is This The World We Created? (35 — May / Mercury)

 

12. A Kind Of Magic (Elektra) (1986)

 

* One Vision (46 — Queen)

* A Kind Of Magic (45 — Taylor)

* One Year Of Love (38 — Deacon)

* Pain Is So Close to Pleasure (43 — Deacon / Mercury)

* Friends Will Be Friends (80 — Deacon / Mercury)

 

* Who Wants To Live Forever (50 — May)

* Gimme The Prize (Murgans Theme) (17 — May)

* Don't Lose Your Head (29 — Taylor)

* Princes Of The Universe (89 — Mercury)

 

B. Live Magic (Elektra) (live) (1986)

 

* One Vision (Queen)

* Tie Your Mother Down (May)

* Seven Seas Of Rhye (Mercury)

* A Kind Of Magic (Taylor)

* Under Pressure (Bowie / Queen)

* Another One Bites The Dust (Deacon)

* I Want To Break Free (Deacon)

* Is This The World We Created? (May / Mercury)

 

* Bohemian Rhapsody (Mercury)

* Hammer To Fall (May)

* Radio Ga Ga (Taylor)

* We Will Rock You (May)

* Friends Will Be Friends (Deacon / Mercury)

* We Are The Champions (Mercury)

* God Save The Queen (arr. May)

 

13. The Miracle (Elektra) (1989)

 

* Party (43 — Queen)

* Khashoggis Ship (42 — Queen)

* The Miracle (62 — Queen)

* I Want It All (32 — Queen)

* The Invisible Man (23 — Queen)

 

* Breakthrou (53 — Queen)

* Rain Must Fall (15 — Queen)

* Scandal (53 — Queen)

* My Baby Does Me (32 — Queen)

* Was It All Worth It (25 — Queen)

 

14. Innuendo (Elektra) (1991)

 

* Innuendo (57 — Queen)

* I'm Going Slightly Mad (32 — Queen)

* Headlong (36 — Queen)

* I Can't Live With You (75 — Queen)

* Don't Try So Hard (54 — Queen)

* Ride The Wild Wind (25 — Queen)

 

* All God's People (61 — Queen / Mike Moran)

* These Are The Days Of Our Lives (38 — Queen)

* Delilah (57 — Queen)

* The Hitman (39 — Queen)

* Bijou (17 — Queen)

* The Show Must Go On (52 — Queen)

 

15. Made In Heaven (Parlophone) (1995)

 

* It's A Beautiful Day (23 — Queen)

* Made In Heaven (40 — Mercury)

* Let Me Live (42 — Queen)

* Mother Love (38 — May / Mercury)

* My Life Has Been Saved (17 — Queen)

* I Was Born To Love You (44 — Mercury)

 

* Heaven For Everyone (38 — Taylor)

* Too Much Love Will Kill You (26 — Lamers / May / Musker)

* You Don't Fool Me (18 — Queen)

* A Winter's Tale (37 — Queen)

* It's A Beautiful Day (Reprise) (* — Queen)

 

 

Plus, of course, Classic Queen, Classic Queen 2, Queens greatest hits 1 and 2, Queen Live in Wembly, Queen Live in Montreal (DVD), and finally, THE PLATINUM COMMECTION.

 

Man, such an incredible band.

 

And yes, I do have all their albums :p

 

After that my next favorite album is probably... Thick as Brick (Jethro Tull), Ultimate Collection (ELP), Reflections/A Decade of Reinventing the Cello (Apocalyptica), Picaresque (The Decemberists), The Beates, Face the Music (ELO). Ahhh... so many good bands.

 

:D

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Ok, now you're just being crazy. Queen is awesome.

 

I've been listening to BLue Oyster Cult and Metallica recently. The old school Metallica because their more recent stuff is mostly, if not complete, crap.

 

 

Edit: One more thing - GO NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK!

[/scary joke, new kids really suck @$$]

 

 

I agree completely. Have you heard any of Apocalyptica's earlier stuff? Their first album is called "Plays Metallica with Four Cellos"

 

It's incredible.

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^^Actually, I have that one too. IIRC, they've started touring with more orchestral musicians, and it's definitely grown beyond the 4 cellos. It's great fun to put on this CD for any snobby in-law guests so you can pretend to be all cultured and sophisticated, then at the right moment you can jump out of your seat and go: "OBEY YOUR MASTER...MASTER! MASTER OF PUPPETS IS PULLING YOUR STRINGS...!!!" while moshing and air-celloing around your dinner table.

 

My daughter never lets me forget about that Thanksgiving...

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^^Actually, I have that one too. IIRC, they've started touring with more orchestral musicians, and it's definitely grown beyond the 4 cellos. It's great fun to put on this CD for any snobby in-law guests so you can pretend to be all cultured and sophisticated, then at the right moment you can jump out of your seat and go: "OBEY YOUR MASTER...MASTER! MASTER OF PUPPETS IS PULLING YOUR STRINGS...!!!" while moshing and air-celloing around your dinner table.

 

My daughter never lets me forget about that Thanksgiving...

 

Then after the song, calmly sit down as if nothing happened.

 

They'll never know what hit them.

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He's Dath number 2. Don't forget to add the number 2.

 

Anywho....Johnny Cash - Cocaine Blues, that and anything Eagles...GO!

 

Listen, Three, I'm One since I cut up both Zero and One and dumped them in the sewer.

 

You shall not dethrone me.

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Second favorite band:

 

Queen - Love of my Life

Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody

 

Favorite band:

 

Delirious - Beautiful Sun

Delirious - Its ok

 

Other good songs, POD - Sleeping Awake, Hikaru Utada - Letters, Something Corporate - As You Sleep

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most of my mates like the Mars Volta.. i keep trying too.. but soem of their albums are pretty hard to get into. Interesting though.

 

Someone here mentioned Bright Eyes in another thread a long time back, so i picked up I'm Wide Awake Its Morning when i saw it cheap. Listened to it a couple of times and wasn't impressed. Then tried it again and got completely hooked. I need to check out Digital Ash in a Digital Urn when i get the chance.

 

Muse's new album is good (bought it after seeing them live on tv at reading festival).. but if you haven't tried muse before then Absolution is still their best album imho.

 

Can't think of anything else i've bought recently that was particularly outstanding. Best of the Pixies is always worth picking up. SIgur Ros are good too. Futureheads album isn't bad. Kaiser Chiefs and Arctic Monkeys are good, but have been way overplayed.

 

For a change of pace, how about some Hot Chip?

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most of my mates like the Mars Volta.. i keep trying too.. but soem of their albums are pretty hard to get into. Interesting though.

 

Avoid Frances The Mute at all costs. Too much silence, and not enough good music.

 

Deloused and Amputechture both have odd parts, that are more odd sounds, but they are artistic in a way, and there's more actual music to make up for it. However, Frances the Mute, had parts that were just faint far away noises. For a long time. If I remember correctly, the time between the end of The Widow and the next track was just faint far off noises for a good 3-5 minutes. And I'm not talking different ones, I'm talking the same noises in the same tones for 3-5 minutes.

 

But yes, Deloused In The Comatorium and Amputechture are both great cd's IMO, and I highly suggest them both.

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