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Your Top 25 Favorite Albums Thread

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

  1. _Gentleman of_the Snow_

    _Gentleman of_the Snow_ Prog' Drummer

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    I've noticed the drums being off-time on older material as well... but not terrible or anything.
    When the first heavy part kicked in, I couldn't even tell what key they were playing in; it sounded that muddy.
     
  2. Phanto

    Phanto Alalalalalalalala.

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    I agree that the drums could be better but other than that I like it. Feels a little black and white/grainy :p
     
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    Wow, this thread really got derailed..
     
  4. Phanto

    Phanto Alalalalalalalala.

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    Yes let's refrain from discussion and post lists again. Lists are so much fun.
     
  5. _Gentleman of_the Snow_

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    The Stormbringer www.Metal1.info

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    Yeah, choosing "Oyster Soup" of all songs off of that magnificent album to represent KC is a little odd.
     
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    Yay! Organization!
     
  8. Postulate

    Postulate Have a nice day! :)

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    It touched my soul most deeply and was the best example of a prog group singing about meaningful things.

    "Nothing lasts forever green thumb screw..."

    Poetry
     
  9. The Stormbringer

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    So you're trying to say the bit about the piece of lint on the penis of an alien in the title track didn't touch you deeply. :D
     
  10. Postulate

    Postulate Have a nice day! :)

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    Can there be any doubt that Adrian Belew is a poet after hearing that song?
     
  11. noble savage

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    I have actually always loved the lyric:

    "And if a bird can speak, who once was a dinosaur and a dog can dream, should it be implausible that a man might supervise the construction of light?"

    Strange album. Although I do get a kick out of ProzaKc Blues.

    On topic:

    I realized that I didn't mention my favorite "non-prog" albums (In no order):

    Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness

    Stone Temple Pilots - Purple

    Stone Temple Pilots - Tiny Music... Songs From The Vatican Gift Shop (I have been listening to this album for 12 years and Trippin on a Hole In a Paper and Seven Caged Tigers still give me goosebumps.)

    Pearl Jam - 10

    Midlake - The Trials of Van Occupanther

    George Carlin - You Are All Diseased

    George Carlin - Life is Worth Losing
     
  12. Prog is King

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    I'm just curious to see what some of you newer member's Top 25 might be? Mine has changed since I posted my list. I'll have to make a new one. This is a great way to discover bands that we might not have heard or are not so familiar with.
     
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    Lagtastic I lag in real life

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    It's 26, I really couldn't find an album I could take off the list.

    SX – V Stands alone, everything else is secondary.
    Steely Dan – The Royal Scam
    SX – Divine Wings
    Jason Becker – Perpetual Burn
    Outworld - Outworld
    Shadow Gallery – Room V
    SX – The Odyssey
    The Beatles – Rubber Soul
    SX – Iconoclast
    SRV – 6/17/85 Red Rocks Amphitheater
    DT – Octavarium Yes, Octavarium
    Red Hot Chili Peppers – Stadium Arcadium
    Pink Floyd – Dark Side
    Yngwie – Genesis
    Metallica – Lightning Yes, Lightning
    Artur Rubinstein – The Chopin Collection
    Rusty Cooley – Rusty Cooley
    Cacophony – Speed Metal Symphony
    Caravellus – Lighthouse and Shed (EXTREMELY hard to find, well worth your time if you like power/prog metal with a female singer. I found it in Russia. So much better and more inventive than their new album)
    Mastodon – Leviathan
    ZZ Top – Greatest Hits
    Vinnie Moore – Time Odyssey
    Pantera – Cowboys
    Allman Bros – 1/9/71 Live at Fillmore East
    Clutch – Clutch
    Grateful Dead 5-8-77 Cornell University (Widely considered the greatest Dead show of all time. Worth a listen, even if you hate jam music. It really is that amazing.)
     
  14. Kenneth R.

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    Foreigner - Inside Information
    Dredg - Pariah, Parrot, Delusion
    Demians - Building An Empire
    The Tangent - Pyramids & Stars
    Duncan Sheik - Daylight
    Vertical Horizon - Live Stages
    Agalloch - Ashes Against The Grain

    Dropping those for these:

    Agalloch - The White EP
    Queen - A Night At The Opera
    Midlake - The Trials of Van Occupanther
    Nightingale - Alive Again
    Third Eye Blind - Blue
    Kansas - Leftoverture
    The Doors - The Doors

    changes all the time... but yeah, a few are immortalized.
     
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    1- Symphony X: The Odyssey
    2- Rainbow: Rising
    3- Symphony X: The Divine Wings of Tragedy
    4- Yngwie Malmsteen: Rising Force
    5- Accept: Balls to the Wall
    6- Iron Maiden: The Number of the Beast
    7- Black Sabbath: Paranoid
    8- Ozzy Osbourne: Blizzard of Ozz
    9- Scorpions: Blackout
    10-Deep Purple: Machine Head
    11- Symphony X: Twilight in Olympus
    12- Black Sabbath: Live Evil
    13- Scorpions: Fly to the Rainbow
    14- Accept: Restless and Wild
    15- Uli Jon Roth: Transcendental Sky Guitar
    16- Frank Zappa: Sheik Yerbouti
    17- Allan Holdsworth: Road Games
    18- Megadeth: Rust in Peace
    19- Kiss: Creatures of the Night
    20- Symphony X: V
    21- Blind Guardian: Nightfall in Middle Earth
    22- Allen/Lande: The Battle
    23- Derek Sherinian: Mythology
    24- Angra: Temple of Shadows
    25- ACDC: Back in Black
     
  16. Isaac_de_Moorea

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    I just omitted a few albums (Top ten´s actually) that are not metal albums:

    1 V: The New Mythology Suite (Symphony X)
    2 Enter by The Twelfth gate (Michael Pinella)
    3 Ride the Lightning (Metallica)
    4 The Odyssey (Symphony X)
    5 The Shadow Hunter (Angra)
    6 Odyssey (Yngwie J. Malmsteen)
    7 ... And Justice for All (Metallica)
    8 Images and Words (Dream Theater)
    9 Operation Mindcrime (Qüeensryche)
    10 Awake (Dream Theater)
    11 Master of Puppets (Metallica)
    12 Divine Wings of Tragedy (Symphony X)
    13 Second Life Syndrome (Riverside)
    14 Black Halo (Kamelot)
    15 Speed Metal Symphony (Cacophony)
    16 Rapid Eye Movement (Riverside)
    17 Twilight in Olympus (Symphony X)
    18 Rebirth (Angra)
    19 Cowboys from Hell (Pantera)
    20 Hidden Treasures (Megadeth)
    21 Fear of the Dark (Iron Maiden)
    22 Mythology (Derek Sherinian)
    23 Liquid Tension Experiment 2 (LTE)
    24 Sanctus Ignis (Adagio)
    25 Beneath the Remains (Sepultura)

    I know it lacks a little of diversity, but I´m actually exploring suggestions of these and other threads... :D

    Edit: I will still list my other favorite albums, if someone of this forum will like a suggestion into acoustic/latin/instrumental/jazz or something that sounds like that:

    Calle del Viento - Editus
    Luis Salinas y Amigos en España - Luis Salinas
    El Guitarrazo - Luis Salinas, Tomatito, Gonzáles
    Best Instrumentals - Santana
    Spain & Spain Again - Michael Camilo & Tomatito

    Warning: They may sound too latin!
     

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