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Your favourite non-metal/rock album?

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  1. lanky noob

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    Favourite albums that aren't tha mehtulz?

    Simple enough to find 3 for me.

    The lord of the rings trilogy soundtrack- Howard Shore

    Jagged Little Pill- Alanis Morissette

    Once More With Feeling - Placebo.


    Then we get into nirvana ands tuff but they're too rocky to be in this I guess...

    And If I wanted to go further I could start listing britney spears albums, but I won't bother doing that.
     
  2. Mago

    Mago Austrian Blech Machine

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    ZZTop - Rhythmeen
    CCR - Chronicle (The 20 Greatest Hits)

    and then a few other things that don't get nearly as many spins as these 2.

    edit: well...guess they are too rockish for this thread..should have concentrated more while reading :lol:
     
  3. Nuno Filipe

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    God Is An Astronaut - The End Of The Beginning
    Hybrid - Wider Angle
    Michael Jackson - Thriller
     
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    Manicompression doing it for the kids

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    Saul Williams, his self titled record was awesome, the rest are a bit uneven but still good.
    Tom Waits, I love nearly everything he's done, always interesting and unique. The Heart of Saturday Night is probably my favorite
    Portishead, live at Roseland Ballroom, cd or the dvd, to watch them perform that material live is unbelievable.
    Charlie Parker and Miles Davis, dont know what the record is called but it opens with a tune called "Dont Blame Me", very chill and listenable. I think I love jazz because I just dont understand enough about it to dissect it the way I do rock music and it forces me to just enjoy it on its own terms.
     
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    if i had to pick 3 it'd be

    Blakroc - S/T - Hip Hop
    Tobacco - Fucked Up friends - Acid Bent Electronics
    Feist - Metals - Canadian Folky Stuff

    All three on regular spins
     
  6. Josh Burgess

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    Clint Mansell - The Fountain (film soundtrack)
    Allan Holdsworth - Hard Hat Area
    Mahavishnu Orchestra - The Inner Mounting Flame
    Aeon Spoke - Self-titled
    Elliott Smith - Either/Or
    Aesop Rock - Labor Days
    Sage Francis - A Healthy Distrust
    Trifonic - Ninth Wave
    Carbon Based Lifeforms - Interloper
    Mental Extensions - Inner Reality
    Aphex Twin - Drukqs
    Venetian Snares - Doll Doll Doll
    Shpongle - Nothing Lasts... But Nothing Is Lost
    Infected Mushroom - Army of Mushrooms
    Rebelution - Bright Side of Life
    Explosions in the Sky - The Earth Is Not a Cold Dead Place (rock, I guess, but I consider it to be more ambient/soundtrack music)

    Tried to keep it to one album per artist.
     
  7. Nimvi

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    Sigur Rós - Ágætis byrjun and their stuff in general is excellent for enhancing moods. Digging Jónsi's solo work too.

    Caspian - Tertia. The only album I have ever bought because it was running in the background of a music store. It was the song Malacoda, and I instantly fell in love with that lead guitar. I consider post-rock a different beast than metal/rock so there you go.

    And a childhood favourite that stuck with me: Jean Michel Jarre - Équinoxe. Space aliens flying through your living room; what's not to like?
     
  8. Deus.exe

    Deus.exe BBQ!!!

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    He's 4 from just the top of my head:

    Hurts - Happiness (Electro/Synth Pop?)


    Faun - Eden (Medieval Folk)


    Devin Townsend Project - Ghost (New-Age Ambient Folk / Pop)


    Depeche Mode - Songs of Faith and Devotion (come on everyone knows what Depeche Mode sound like)
     
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  9. Jind

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    I take it by some of the responses we are talking about non metal/hard rock as some of the answers would fall in the general category of rock music.

    Most of my favorites that would fall outside those criteria would probably fall into the prog rock vein of things:

    Marillion - Fugazi, Misplaced Childhood, Clutching at Straws, all with Fish on vocals, and Brave from the Hogarth era.

    Kate Bush - Hounds of Love (quite possibly my favorite album of all time - one of the few I find absolutely no fault with - musical and sonic nirvana for me).

    Peter Gabriel - III (Melt) and So

    I'd have to toss in every Gabriel era Genesis album, but I'll also include the overly commercial, yet quirky, Collins era Abacab (although I also like A Trick of the Tail with Collins singing as well).

    I could go on for a while just in the prog/neo-prog world but I'll stop here for now.

    Some of my other non metal/hard rock oddities would include:

    Kosheen - Resist and Damage (I can't say enough about how much I love Sian Evans voice).

    Another artist I'm finding an appreciation for is Gotye - his experimentation musically and vocalizations seem clearly inspired by Peter Gabriel to me (and many others from what I've read). I have his Making Mirrors album and like it quite a bit. His song "Somebody That I Used to Know" exposed me to Kimbra and her album Vows and it's eclectic collection of pop infused experimentation.

    I'll think of some more and post later.
     
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    I thought i was the only one who noticed that.
     
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    I don't know if I can pick just 3

    Jeff Buckley -Grace
    Thrice - Vheissu
    Depeche Mode - Violator
     
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    lol at nearly everyone posting rock albums. while we're at it.

    revolver by the beatles. one of mankind's greatest achievements.
     
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    Loving "High Violet" by the National since it came out.
    Really dark but clear mix that is great for resetting the ears when mixing.
    Also anything Sigur Ros if I am in the right frame of mind for it.
    Actually I don't really listen to metal much at all other than to "keep up" with current sound or to listen to a bands references before a session.
     
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    I noted that as well - just assumed after noticing it that it was interpreted by most as outside hard rock and metal. ;)
     
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    Thought of another one - Tori Amos Boys for Pele saw it in my recommendations on MOG and listened to it for the first time in a couple of years, have it on CD from way back when - and while it was a bit too experimental for some, it fit right in my Kate Bush loving wheelhouse.

    Live version of "Caught a Lite Sneeze" (great performance of great track!)

     
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    Can think of loads, but to start off:

    Public Enemy - Nation of Millions....
    Tori Amos - Scarlet's Walk
    PJ Harvey - Stories from the city...
    Dire Straits - money for nothing
    The Smiths - Queen is Dead
    Sisters of Mercy - first, last and always
     
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    Imogen Heap - mid-era albums
    Bjork - first two albums
    Portishead
     
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    These are all great too. :]
     
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    abaga129 The Apprentice

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    Sleep Through The Static - Jack Johnson
    Man In the Moon - Kid Cudi
    Led Zeppelin IV
     

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