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 Post subject: Albums you prefer over an artist's acclaimed best
PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 11:34 am 
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Not sure if this exists yet but I made this to discuss albums that you think are better than the so-called masterpiece of an artist. A good example would be that I like Never for Ever more than Hounds of Love which is widely considered as KB's masterpiece. Obviously many artists like David Bowie, Talking Heads, and others never really made one true masterpiece but a bunch of excellent albums. This is for artists that have that one album everybody talks more about than the others.

A few others that come to mind:

Crocodiles > Ocean Rain
In A Silent Way > Kind of Blue
Aftermath > Exile on Main Street
Old Rottenhat > Rock Bottom
Mellow Gold > Odelay
In Rainbows > OK Computer


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In A Silent Way > Kind of Blue


In A Silent Way, Bitches Brew, A Tribute To Jack Johnson > Kind Of Blue

All are god-tier though

Live In Japan > A Love Supreme


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 12:12 pm 
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EVOL, Sister, Murray Street > Daydream Nation


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i'm not sure how much this counts, but Lonesome Crowded West > Moons of Antarctica


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Piper at the Gates of Dawn > The Dark Side of the Moon is another good one. Ever since I grew out of that obsession with prog rock, I've been much more into the Barrett-era Floyd.


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jfauser wrote:
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In A Silent Way > Kind of Blue


In A Silent Way, Bitches Brew, A Tribute To Jack Johnson > Kind Of Blue

All are god-tier though

Live In Japan > A Love Supreme

Interesting. I've never heard Live in Japan before. You're one of the top jazz guys on here so I'm gonna take your word on this before I check it out for myself. :wink:


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 18, 2015 3:33 pm 
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Thursday Afternoon is my favorite Brian Eno album. It's the closest piece of music I know that gets close to what an impressionist painting sounds like


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If I Could Only Remember My Name is the best Crosby album including the CSN(Y) stuff.
Julia With Blue Jeans On is the best thing Spencer Krug ever did.
Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress might be my favorite Godspeed album.
Meir is the best Kvelertak album.
Born in the USA is my chosen Bruce album.
Le Tigre is the best album involving Kathleen Hanna.
Unplugged is the only Nirvana album I need.
The best Vince Staples thing is that Stolen Youth mixtape no one talks about.
If you had me choose between "Nova" and the rest of the entire collected work of Burial and Four Tet I would choose "Nova."


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oh and Bryter Layter is the best Nick Drake album for sure


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another interesting thing would be albums that are more beloved by the hardcore fans but not liked as much by critics

like I'm pretty sure most hardcore Zappa fans prefer his non-Mothers work


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I love all of these albums but here goes.

Never For Ever and The Dreaming > Hounds of Love
One Nation Under a Groove > Maggot Brain
Ege Bamyasi and Future Days > Tago Mago
Bryter Layter > Five Leaves Left > Pink Moon
Black Rose: A Rock Legend > Jailbreak
Fire of Unknown Origin > Secret Treaties
I Want You > Let's Get It On
Replicas > The Pleasure Principle
Strange Days > The Doors
Breakfast in America > Crime of the Century
All the other pre-Presence albums > IV
13 > Parklife
Queen II and Sheer Heart Attack > A Night At The Opera

And while I don't think they are necessarily better I consider Duty Now For The Future and New Traditionalists just as good as Q: Are Not Men? A: We Are Devo! and Freedom of Choice.


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Whip-Smart > Exile in Guyville

Kill 'em All > Master of Puppets

The Slip > The Downward Spiral

Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik > Stankonia


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Whip-Smart > Exile in Guyville

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i have some listening to do


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As I mentioned on Twitter last night, I prefer everything the Flaming Lips did before Zaikeera over everything they did after it. Yes, even The Soft Bulletin.

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Magical Mystery Tour is my favorite Beatles album
John Wesley Harding is my favorite Dylan album (close runners up: Nashville Skyline, Blood on the Tracks)


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Dreww wrote:
another interesting thing would be albums that are more beloved by the hardcore fans but not liked as much by critics

like I'm pretty sure most hardcore Zappa fans prefer his non-Mothers work

I'm a pretty big Zappa fan and I definitely prefer his work with Mothers of Invention.


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