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Your Top 25 Favorite Albums Thread

Discussion in 'Symphony X (Unofficial)' started by SymphonyXV, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. Kenneth R.

    Kenneth R. Cináed

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    this is far better than Awaken imo
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zG94KotFUm4&feature=related[/ame]
    Different too, maybe you'd like it better. Maybe not.
     
  2. schenkadere

    schenkadere Obey my dog!

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    Yes...far better indeed. Guess they're just not for me.

    I tried No Exit, Perfect Symmetry, Parallels and APSOG before I just gave up after repeated listening to each. Parallels is clearly the most accessible but rather bland...just not for me. Maybe something is going on there but if I can't listen to it, I can't be bothered.
     
  3. Postulate

    Postulate Have a nice day! :)

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    Of course - I am not going to go around saying what tastes are good or bad. I could see why John Arch would sound annoying. And I do think that even in AtG the band still had a lot of growing to do. But it really did change the way I thought about metal when I first heard it.

    APSoG Pt. IX is a great ballad...there's a little riff in there taken from Opeth's Orchid album, too (at 2:53) - dunno if that was influence or a direct tribute or what.
     
  4. _Gentleman of_the Snow_

    _Gentleman of_the Snow_ Prog' Drummer

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    (in no particular order)

    Pain of Salvation: The Perfect Element
    Pain of Salvation: One Hour by the Concrete Lake
    Symphony X: V
    Symphony X: The Odyssey
    Sympyony X: Divine Wings
    Arena: Immortal?
    Dark Suns: Grave Human Genuine
    Wolverine: Still
    Pineapple Thief: Somebody Here is Missing
    Frost*: Milliontown
    Anathema: We're Here Because We're Here
    Anti-Depressive Delivery: Feel. Melt. Release. Escape.
    Lemur Voice: Divided
    Dream Theater: Images and Words
    Opeth: Still Life
    Opeth: Ghost Reveries
    Porcupine Tree: Fear of a Blank Planet
    Porcupine Tree: The Incident
    Katatonia: Viva Emptiness
    Circus Maximus: The 1st Chapter
    To-Mera: Delusions
    Beyond Twilight: Section X
    After: Hideout
    Alias Eye - A Different Point
    Leprous: Tall Poppy Syndrome

    There are plenty of albums I could swap in and out, but this is a pretty good list for now.
     
  5. Detective Clarence Beauregard

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    I agree with schenkadere about Fates Warning - I was never able to get into their old stuff, which was due mostly to their singer at the time. I don't care if his phrasing was inventive; I still found him to be incredibly annoying. The song that Postulate posted made me cringe.

    I'm not hearing it... which Opeth song was it taken from?

    One of my favorite DT albums due to the fact that the singer is not LaBrie.
     
  6. Postulate

    Postulate Have a nice day! :)

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    I'll have to listen to the album again...the songs aren't different or interesting enough for me to remember them separately. :confused: It's during an acoustic section, though.
     
  7. fillipeano

    fillipeano These days..

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    Top 25 is pretty damn hard...
    Dream Theater - Metropolis Part 2: Scenes From A Memory
    Rage Against the Machine - Rage Against the Machine
    Linkin Park - Reanimation
    Seventh Wonder - Waiting in the Wings
    Between the Buried and Me - The Great Misdirect
    Tool - Lateralus
    Del the Funky Homosapien - Deltron 3030
    Pagan's Mind - Enigmatic Calling
    Symphony X - The Odyssey
    Muse - Absolution
    Linkin Park - Meteora
    Seventh Wonder - Mercy Falls
    Rage Against the Machine - Evil Empire
    Audioslave - Audioslave
    Dream Theater - Images & Words
    Between the Buried and Me - Colors
    Seventh Wonder - The Great Escape
    Beastie Boys - Hello Nasty
    Pendulum - Hold Your Colour
    Pagan's Mind - Celestial Entrance
    Symphony X - Paradise Lost
    Rage Against the Machine - The Battle of Los Angeles
    Tool - Aenima
    Mastodon - Crack the Skye
    Symphony X - V
     
  8. Ryan M.

    Ryan M. Theocratic Fanatic

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    Hahaha! OMG! I remember the days I used to spend playing that game as a LITTLE kid. Gotta love it :p... Haha and yeah it's epic :p. lol. :devil:

    Mine:

    Try not to flame... Haha! :loco::yow:

    25. Valley of The Damned- Dragonforce
    24. Get Behind Me Satan- White Stripes
    23. Animals- Pink Floyd
    22. Led Zeppelin II- Led Zeppelin
    21. A Saucerful of Secrets- Pink Floyd
    20. 2112- Rush
    19. Interpol- Interpol
    18. Wish You Were Here- Pink Floyd
    17. When Dreams Become Reality- Thieves And Liars
    16. Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence- Dream Theater
    15. Damnation Game- Symphony X
    14. The Odyssey- Symphony X
    13. At The Edge of Time- Blind Guardian
    12. To Lose My Life- White Lies
    11. Led Zeppelin III- Led Zeppelin
    10. Second Life Syndrome- Riverside
    9. Divine Wings of Tragedy- Symphony X
    8. Mirror of Souls- Theocracy
    7. A Change of Seasons- Dream Theater
    6. Red- King Crimson
    5. Led Zeppelin I- Led Zeppelin
    4. The Dark Side of The Moon- Pink Floyd
    3. In The Court of The Crimson King- King Crimson
    2. The Wall- Pink Floyd
    1. Led Zeppelin IV- Led Zeppelin
     
  9. Prog is King

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    Thank you to all of you who listed Opeth in your top 25 album lists. I just picked up Ghost Reveries.
    HOLY SHIT!!! One of the finest albums ever made. Thank you all again.
     
  10. Prismatic Sphere

    Prismatic Sphere We Carouse

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    Crimson Glory's first record was also pretty inventive back in the golden year of 1986.

    And Fates Warning RULES! Mark Zonder shoves a 20 foot cannon up Portnoy's ass. And Alder Vs. Labrie? :lol:

    Anyway, onto the topic at hand.

    I am not going to overthink this one or I will be here all day.

    In no order:

    Black Sabbath - s/t
    Camel - Mirage
    Rush - Caress Of Steel
    Rush - A Farewell To kIngs
    Led Zeppelin - III
    Iron Maiden - Piece Of Mind
    Iron Maiden - Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son
    Iron Maiden - Brave New World
    Fates Warning - Disconnected
    Sieges Even - A Sense Of Change
    Magenta - Seven
    Moon Of Steel - Insignificant Details
    Crimson Glory - Transcendence
    Pat Benatar - Crimes Of Passion
    Labyrinth - Return To Heaven Denied
    Saraya - Demos(1982-1989)
    Marillion - Script For A Jester's Tear + B-Sides
    Russell Allen/Jorn Lande - The Battle
    Ayreon - The Universal Migrator
    Bruce Dickinson - Accident Of Birth
    Symphony X - The Damnation Game
    Symphony X - The Divine Wings Of Tragedy
    Symphony X - The Odyssey
    Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard Of Ozz
    Genesis - Selling England By The Pound
     
  11. Phanto

    Phanto Alalalalalalalala.

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    I'm gonna make a super duper list with stand-out songs from each album in parentheses under every album. It's alphabetical.
    Albums that are definitely in my top 25 are colored in green.

    Anathema - Alternative 4
    (Fragile Dreams, Re-Connect)

    Arcturus - The Sham Mirrors
    (Kinetic, For To End Yet Again)

    Blind Guardian - Nightfall in Middle-Earth

    (Mirror Mirror, Time Stands Still, Thorn)

    Bloodbath - Resurrection Through Carnage
    (Bathe in Blood, Like Fire)

    Blue Öyster Cult - Fire of Unknown Origin
    (Veteran of Psychic Wars, Joan Crawford)

    Dan Swanö - Moontower
    (Sun of the Night, Uncreation)

    Demonoid - Riders of the Apocalypse
    (Arrival of the Horsemen, End of our Times, Death)

    Devin Townsend - Ki
    (Terminal, Trainfire, Ki)

    Devin Townsend - Terria
    (Earth Day, Canada)

    Dream Theater - Scenes From a Memory
    (Overture, Home)

    Edge of Sanity - The Spectral Sorrows
    (The Masque)

    Emperor - In the Nightside Eclipse
    (I am the Black Wizards, Inno A Satana)

    Enslaved - Mardraum
    (Större än tid, tyngre än natt (cba with norwegian))

    Enya - Shepherd Moons
    (Lothlórien, Book of Days)

    Enya - Sumiregusa
    (Horizon)

    Faith No More - Angel Dust
    (Land of Sunshine, Rv, Easy (cover))

    Faith No More - King for a Day, Fool for a Lifetime
    (Take This Bottle, King for a Day, Just a Man)

    Fates Warning - Awaken the Guardian
    (The Sorceress, Prelude to Ruin, Exodus)

    Finntroll - Jaktens Tid
    (Slaget vid Blodsälv, Jaktens Tid, Kitteldags)

    Genesis - Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
    (Counting out time, Carpet crawlers, The Lamia, The colony of Slipperman)

    Genesis - Foxtrot
    (Supper's Ready)

    Genesis - Selling England by the Pound
    (Dancing with the Moonlit Knight, The Battle of Epping Forest)

    Green Carnation - The Acoustic Verses
    (The Burden is Mine Alone, 09-29-045)

    Green Carnation - Light of Day, Day of Darkness
    (s/t, only song on album)

    Iron Maiden - Somewhere in Time
    (Sea of Madness, Stranger in a Strange Land)

    Iron Maiden - Powerslave
    (Flash of the Blade, Powerslave)

    Jethro Tull - Heavy Horses
    (Moths, Heavy Horses)

    Karnataka - The Storm
    (The Storm, The Journey)

    Kate Bush - The Whole Story
    (actually a compilation album, but Experiment IV was written exclusively for this, and is one of my favorites along with every other song on this album)

    King Diamond - Abigail
    (A Mansion in Darkness, Black Horsemen)

    King Diamond - The Eye
    (Father Picard, Insanity)

    Lisa Ekdahl - Lisa Ekdahl
    (I Tveksamhetens Tid)

    Lumsk - Det Vilde Kor
    (Diset Kvaeld, Om Hundra År är Alltid Glömt (cba norwegian), Svend Herlufsens Ord: Se natten er livet)

    Marillion - Marbles
    (The Invisible Man, Fantastic Place, Ocean Cloud, Don't Hurt Yourself, Angelina, Neverland)

    Marillion - Marillion.com
    (Go!, Rich, Interior Lulu)

    Marillion - Happiness is the road
    (This Train is My Life, Trap the Spark, Happiness is the Road, Especially True)

    Marillion - Seasons End
    (The King of Sunset Town, The Space)

    Mechanical Poet - Woodland Prattlers/Handmade Essence
    (Strayed Moppet, Natural Quaternion, Hermetical Orchard)

    Megadeth - Rust in Peace
    (Hangar 18, Tornado of Souls)

    Metallica - And Justice for All
    (Blackened, And Justice for All)

    Mostly Autumn - Passengers
    (The Simple Ways, Passengers, Pass the Clock p1/2/3)

    Mr Bungle - California
    (Retrovertigo, Pink Cigarette)

    Opeth - Blackwater Park
    (Blackwater Park, The Funeral Portrait)

    Opeth - Deliverance
    (Deliverance, Master's Apprentices)

    Porcupine Tree - In Absentia
    (The Sound of Muzak, Collapse the Light Into Earth)

    Queensrÿche - Operation Mindcrime
    (Anarchy-X, Spreading the Disease, The Needle Lies)

    Sieges Even - The Art of Navigating by the Stars
    (Lighthouse)

    Supertramp - Crime of the Century
    (Hide in your Shell, Rudy, Crime of the Century)

    Summoning - Let Mortal Heroes Sing Your Fame
    (Farewell)

    Symphony X - V
    (Egypt, Rediscovery p1/2)

    The Beatles - Abbey Road
    (Here Comes the Sun, Golden Slumbers)

    Triumvirat - Spartacus
    (The School of Instant Pain, Spartacus)

    Yes - Fragile
    (Heart of the Sunrise, America (cover, bonus)

    Yes - The Ladder
    (Homeworld, It will be a good day)


    EDIT: fixed some typos.
     
  12. Kenneth R.

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    we have a fucking winner. ^ :worship:
     
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    Wander 10+2=6

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    ^^ I love tons of stuff on that list, which makes me want to check the stuff I don't already know.

    And Ki is your favourite Devin album? That's really cool as I've probably played that album more than any other album by anyone during the last 2 years... I'd still put it behind Ocean Machine though.
     
  14. _Gentleman of_the Snow_

    _Gentleman of_the Snow_ Prog' Drummer

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    That Green Carnation album is great... unfortunately, ALMOST completely ruined by the terrible section near the middle. You know which one I'm referring to...
     
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    Postulate Have a nice day! :)

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    Is it as bad as the story of the HARE...who lost his SPECTACLES?!

    [​IMG]

    (and by bad I mean incredible)
     
  16. _Gentleman of_the Snow_

    _Gentleman of_the Snow_ Prog' Drummer

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    ummm... yes?
     
  17. Phanto

    Phanto Alalalalalalalala.

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    It is, at the moment :)
    My favorite Townsend album changes like every month. Ocean Machine is probably my 3rd favorite at the moment. A few months ago I would probably have Ziltoid as one of my top 3.
     
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    Swap out the Marillion for The Outlaws - s/t. I like to kick back and drink a few. :Spin:
     
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    swap out Marillion? sacrilege!
     
  20. Prismatic Sphere

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    Because I simply can't pick a favorite from those amazing first four albums(fuck the post-Fish era).

    Lest I'd be able to make a compilation. But that's cheating.
     

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