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Queen - Innuendo

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I guess someone may have insinuated somewhere in this long, old thread thatm naming a single fave album is a task akin to picking which your favourite child or arm is.

So, considering, a good album is the one that epitomizes what music should be all about, i.e, the one that picks you up and puts you in a better mood, whatever your current emotional state happens to be, then, it will have to be for me the one below.

Though usually overshadowed by London Calling (also cracking good) and their equally great eponymous debut in most fanboys' best list, it is the one I consider what Joe Strummer's  and the boys' sound was all about: a plethora of different styles and genres that somehow sounded exclusive and original.

Not to mention it always reminds me of my long strolls about London, in the early 00s, whilst doing my beloved street photography, mostly - then in properly Lame-encoded VBR files, of course.


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I'd be split between 3.
Slayer's Reign In Blood.
Dream Theater's Metropolis Pt2 Scenes From a Memory
And because it's the album that made me fall in love with music as a child:
Rush's A Farewell To Kings

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Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral

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Wishbone Ash - Just Testing (1980)
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Apparently "albums" don't have classical music on them?
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Apparently "albums" don't have classical music on them?
Unless you didn't make yourself clear enough, and will rephrase that so as we won't interpret it as a innuendo, this thread (or most other threads on HA, for that matter) was clearly not created with the intention of judging anyone's personal choice.
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The Moody Blues - Days of Future Passed


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...this thread was clearly not created with the intention of judging anyone's personal choice.
I'm not judging anyone's choice.  I have and frequently play many of the records mentioned.  I just remarked on the lack of classical music among the suggestions.

I place the Bernstein 1990 reading of Mahler's Second up there along side of Sgt. Pepper and DSOM myself.  But why is classical music so ignored in this thread?


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Gustav Mahler: Symphony N° 3
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I'm not judging anyone's choice.  [...]
But why is classical music so ignored in this thread?
Gee! You do have a bee in your bonnet, don't you?

Wouldn't it be simpler just saying (I'm assuming you have already) what your favorite (classical) album is and move on!?

Can't you just come to terms with the fact that most who replied, may not have chosen a classical album as their best, favorite album - and in compliance with the thread's title of naming a single one - just because said favorite album didn't happen to be a classical title?

For that, you might as well create your own What's -your-favorite-musical-genre thread - assuming that, I doubt it very much, it hasn't been created yet.

If my memory (and my uni years) still serves me well, you're quite possibly expecting a quantitative analysis of data that was initially meant just to be qualitative. In other words, you're barking at the wrong tree, man!
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Gee! You do have a bee in your bonnet, don't you?

Wouldn't it be simpler just saying (I'm assuming you have already) what your favorite (classical) album is and move on!?

Can't you just come to terms with the fact that most who replied, may not have chosen a classical album as their best, favorite album - and in compliance with the thread's title of naming a single one - just because said favorite album didn't happen to be a classical title?

For that, you might as well create your own What's -your-favorite-musical-genre thread - assuming that, I doubt it very much, it hasn't been created yet.

If my memory (and my uni years) still serves me well, you're quite possibly expecting a quantitative analysis of data that was initially meant just to be qualitative. In other words, you're barking at the wrong tree, man!

One of us has a bee in his bonnet I think, but I am afraid we will disagree as to who it is.  You seem to be awfully upset about a simple observation...
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But why is classical music so ignored in this thread?
Don't know, but I can name about half dozen members who are quite enthusiastic about the style.  One of them even works in production of classical releases.  Haven't a fucking clue why none of them have posted.

Do you see anything wrong with the topic that would prevent people such as yourself from providing an answer since the topic has been alive for over a dozen years?  For the life of me I can't.
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Best album ever, the most influential for me?

I've followed this thread for a while, unsure of which album to post, but I've decided that it would have to be Nightfall in Middle-Earth by Blind Guardian. It was the album that got me into metal, along with Secret of the Runes by Therion.




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Best album ever, the most influential for me?
It was the album that got me into metal, along with Secret of the Runes by Therion.
I think one could safely assume there is a trend in how our favorite albums have provided us with not just the background music, but have in fact played an important role during the highest points (or the lowest, depending on the case) some time in our lives.
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Sepultura - Under a Pale Grey Sky (LIVE)

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From the intimate angle the Cure's Pornography is what made my head burst first, then over so many years and it surely will till my end.
For regular music listening there are so many but Fields of the Nephilm's Elizium or Pink Floyd's The Wall stand out when you ask me today.

I guess no one can deny how beautiful classic music can be like a Cum Dederit, Mozart's Requiem and so many more. It is just not the language that can hold me hooked for to long like the Voice of a Carl McCoy.
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Regarding classical music, I have always thought of the genre as more composition-oriented than performance-oriented, while jazz is at the other endpoint. Asked for the best classical works, one would name compositions. Asked for the best works in rock, one would name albums - and if you go "but isn't the live album [xxx] better?", quite a few would write it off as a compilation-thingy that does not really count.

And from a practical point of view, one needs a vast knowledge to start sorting among the best recordings of the best compositions. (Huh, how many recordings do I own of the BWV 565? Can I pick just one? At least it is easier to just name the work.)

like the Voice of a Carl McCoy.

Finally got to see some FotN shows the last few years. He doesn't do long concerts, though.
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Hard to pick up only one album, but I'm going to say "Much ado about nothing" by Patrick Doyle.

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Hard to pick up only one album, but I'm going to say "Much ado about nothing" by Patrick Doyle.
Great soundtrack, I've always loved that opening scene with the overture.

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like the Voice of a Carl McCoy.
Finally got to see some FotN shows the last few years. He doesn't do long concerts, though.
I saw them live in Germany Mannheim when they played most of the Elizium stuff 1990. It was one of these perfect moments you never forget. In 1990 this was really something special to me.
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Glenn Gould playing Bach's Goldberg Variations, 1981

This is kind of a novelty because it was a very early CD, and my understanding is that the original “red book” intent was to have CDs use index points when they required gapless playback. I don't know if any CD players were actually not gapless between tracks (I do remember reviewers testing for that), but many CDs were produced that used index points instead of track breaks. This CD is one of them (it contains a single track with 32 indexes), and a few reviews on Amazon mention that the track breaks are all messed up on newer (32 track) releases, so that's too bad.

I also have a Wish You Were Here with two tracks (one for each side of the LP).

The reviews also mention the humming along that Glenn was prone to do, and it's obvious in this recording. But if you can get by that (I don't mind it at all) then this is a recording that you can listen to countless times without ever getting tired of it. It's fantastic music, beautifully played.

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Sepultura - Under a Pale Grey Sky (LIVE)
That is indeed an awesome (and overlooked) album. A testament to the power that Sepultura had at their peak.
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