(Not Drama) What is your favorite album?


Hello! I was wondering what everyone's favorite album is. Be sure to give a reason why!

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I go back and forth between Ride the Lightning and Master of Puppets but I'm pretty sure Ride wins out. It's solid start to finish, there isn't a stinker in the track list, and Fade to Black is imo the greatest metal song of all time. It's insane to me that it was put together by some dudes in their teens/early 20s.

I also stan ride the lightning album over Master of Puppets

Creeping Death is my favourite part of it

Escape isn't a very good song and Justice is the superior Metallica album. In fact, it's my favourite album.

Too broad. It depends on the genre.


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You're one of those people that answers, "I like all kinds of music" when someone asks you what type of music you like, aren't you?

No, I just give some generic, accessible nonsense depending on context because if someone is making banal small talk that graspingly they’re likely either an awkward retail or hospitality worker attempting to flirt or they’re HR or low level management at work and an answer like “At Folsom Prison” or “Born to Run” will satisfy the question without making them feel as tedious as they are and scoring brownie points because it relates to them. Outside of that, like in this context, I can be more nuanced. And I can’t very well compare post-rock soundscapes to neofolk to ska to DSBM to shoegaze to crust to bubblegum pop you FUCKING r-slur.


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You're the type of person to over think things, aren't you?

I like all kinds of music but only the good shit

Fugees' The Score

The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me because I stopped listening to new music around 2007

+1 for this. Every single part of it is perfect and breathtaking and heartbreaking and absolutely rocks

The National- Sleep Well Beast; I'm a huge fan of many of their styles, but Sleep Well Beast is probably their comfiest, most nostalgic sounding.

or Lupe Fiasco- The Cool; one of the albums that got me into Hip Hop. Great mix of poppy beats and complex lyricism (e.g. Gotta Eat being a string of fast food references to tell a story)

Mistaken For Strangers and High Violet by the National are among my favorite albums

They're one of those bands where my favorite album is heavily dependent on my current mood just because I like so many of them

Yeah, they can be surprisingly esoteric. I mean, they're not Xiu Xiu or Hans Krüsi, but you've gotta be in a certain headspace to get it.

reasons for insomnia? can't slp bb?


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I'll start this off with, Brothers by The Black Keys. It isn't the best album as 1/4 of it is kind of bad, but I just used to hear it a lot so it has grown on me. I also just like The Black Keys style with their blues influences.

The crow soundtrack

It's hard to imagine a dramatard crying yet it's hard to imagine someone not crying to this

Im basic AF but Peter Gabriel and Kanye have made some of my favorite albums. I love College Dropout the most out of all of Yeezy’s output but MBDTF was an album I listened back to front obsessively after my first breakup. Tho recently I listened to Life of Pablo and im surprised at how much I loved it. I dont think I disliked a single song on it. I think with College Dropout Ye is at his most relatable and the satire of education is pretty on point. I love the light hearted soul sampled production and think all the songs have interesting themes and dont blend together like some of his other albums do. TLOP I loved like I said but Famous, Highlights and Feedback just talk about himself in the same way. When he talks about college he never does it in the same way in his first album. I also like Late Registration but I find it too similar but with darker production that isn’t as memorable to me. MBDTF is thematically his best album and I love how maximalist its production is. It’s a perfect album for both feeling sorry for yourself and thinking you’re hot shit. It’s not as consistent as College Dropout, So Appalled and the first two verses of Monster are kinda shit but the album is a great experience as a whole. He also is able to make his dumb tabloid drama relatable to me even tho I never went out with Amber Rose I can sympathize with having a crazy white woman ex who demonizes you after the fact as like an emotionally abusive person but at the same time after the breakup having a mix of love and hate for her. Tho in Ye’s case she says he hit her

Gabriel my favorite albums of his switches from either his third album PG3/Melt or his fifth album So. Or his sixth one Us. So is the perfect pop record, it goes from highbrow to lowbrow and is really brilliant and at the same time is accessible. I love Peter Gabriel as an artist because he isnt pretentious, he loves making songs about immature things like swimming and sex while also making serious ballads about the depression of working men in the ‘80s or the death of Steve Biko. But theres times where I think that Melt is superior because it’s a darker and more thematic album. I love the harder songs on it, the opening four are brilliant for this. They convey a theme of psychopathy, Intruder is about a cross-dressing home invader, No Self Control could be interpreted to be about people with mental illnesses that lead to things like eating disorders, Start+I Don’t Remember is this amazing bombastic song that you can kind of relate to the mental illness theme. It’s a bit of a stretch but I do think the album does have that interpretation of it being a concept album about a psychopath, even a song about Racism like Not One of Us can also apply to the mentally ill. His sixth album I think is almost perfect, the only thing I’d change is either getting rid of Come Talk to Me or moving it up later in the track listing because I’m not sure I don’t like it but I feel every other song is on a similar level of greatness that the opener doesnt match. So i’d have Love to be Loved start the album and it introduces the theme of strained relationships well. I’d also change the version of Steam on the album to the Quiet version and have the single be a bonus track. I love Steam, it’s my profile anthem, it transcends being a Sledgehammer repeat to me because it’s an insanely almost over produced track and I love the theme and lyrics but it doesnt fit the album

Another album I listened to recently and would put among my favorites is Lambs Anger by Mr Oizo. I love Flat Beat ofc but I heard of this album as being sort of weird and inaccessible but I checked it out and I disagree. The album is weird but almost all the tracks are really good danceable melodies theyre just sort of experimental and clearly Quentin is having a lot of fun just throwing shit at the wall. He’s another artist I think manages to avoid pretension by just doing stuff for fun. The music is meant to be weird and off putting but I think thats just what he sees as good music, as it’s still pleasing to the ear it’s not like that deliberately bad like that Frank Zappa album with the fish head. Take the song as an example Bruce Willis is Dead, it’s just those four words then a beat but it’s a really good beat. So while you might not get into it at first i’m sure if you played it at a club they’d warm up to it because it does get you hyped to dance

Two more I want to add are Pink Season and Bedroom Bedrock. Two youtuber albums but despite youtubers being dumb I love these albums. I havent listened to Pink Season in a while but I think its a perfectly structured troll album. Even from the first song it’s designed to make you either laugh or get pissed off. It’s a similar reason why I like Bedroom Bedrock, i redisovered it recently and what I love about it is it’s a pretty shit album. I’m a layman but I can safely say objectively it’s got bad lyrics, bad audio quality, the beats are actually good the only good thing about it but the production itself is bad. That’s the reason why I like it tho, while I enjoy Kanye I dont get inspired to work by him because I know he’s got a big studio. Im going to put on Bedroom Bedrock next time I write because of how indie it is, if this r-slur can put out a cringe album with no help and get people listening to it I can put out something substantially better. I think the beats and ideas also make it an enjoyable rather than a so bad its good or geniunely terrible album. The ideas of this album include songs of the rapper bragging about being the best and having a good workflow which is ironic but like I said inspiring, songs about being an anime watching loser and I think two songs about how white people should be able to say the n word. Strange and unique premises for rap songs

Last one I want to mention is Blackstar. I dont think I’ve listened to this album in full since the year or year after it came out. The reason why is I kind of want to preserve the memories I have of this album being fantastic and dont want to ruin or sully it. It really is a fantastic send off to Bowie’s career and I listened to it obsessively. I love the weird esoteric references like in Sue, I love that it’s Bowie confronting his mortality and I love the modern sometimes Jazzy sound mixed with some classic maybe more traditional Bowie glam stuff like in the title track. I also love as you can tell short six to nine track albums that concisely tell you what they want to say

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Pretty Hate Machine by Nine Inch Nails 💅🏻 probably.

Edit: or one of Marilyn Manson’s albums…the Pale Emperor maybe. Or Mechanical Animals. Or Antichrist Superstar. Or Heaven Upside Down. Or Golden Age of Grotesque. Hard to pick.

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MBDTF because I'm a patrician

Have you heard Good Ass Job- the patrician remix where all the songs are 10 minutes? Gorgeous is

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Clube da Esquina by Milton Nascimento and Lô Borges

Angelic 2 the core.

With a close second beeing appetite for destruction

  • Bon Iver - 22, A Million

  • Brand New - The Devil and God are Raging Inside Me

  • Brand New - Science Fiction

  • Radiohead - OK Computer

  • Radiohead - In Rainbows

  • Queens of the Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork

  • Trent Reznor & Atticus Finch - The Social Network Soundtrack

Exile on main St - Greatest Rock album ever

Marquee Moon by Television - greatest post rock album

She hangs brightly by Mazzy Star - Hope Sandoval has the greatest "I'm-too-cool-to-sing-passionately" voice

This is the Sea by The Waterboys - Best life affirming album

Kiss me Kiss Me Kiss Me by The Cure - greatest romantic album

Big Pun - Capital Punishment

The only album Big Pun released while he was alive. Track after track of Pun showing why he was the best rapper on the mic. Unironically Bob Dylan and Big Pun are the greatest lyricists to me. This album should've won the Grammy for best Rap Album, but somehow lost to Jay-Z. This album would be a 10/10 for me if it wasn't for the god-awful skits they did between tracks. For what it's worth; most album skits are pretty bad, but Pun's were absolute dogshit.

Coldplay - X&Y

Say what you want about Coldplay, but these songs just take me somewhere else. It's the perfect album for when you're alone in a car and driving at night. Some songs are calming, while some give you an eerie feeling that's just intoxicating while being alone. I don't think there's a single bad track on this album.

Pogo - Cultures

If you've never heard of Pogo, to summarize, he's a guy who takes soundbites from movies, and then makes music to fit around those soundbites. It's a genre called Plunderphonics if we're being specific. Cultures is only a 9 track album, and I think I play about 7 of them on repeat constantly. Just absolutely lush with pleasing sounds, really easy to do work with it playing in the background.

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"Этажи" from Molchat Doma. Yes I'm a massive cute twink.

Smile From The Streets You Hold by John Frusciante. I don't think there's any other album I've ever heard that sounds like this, or is a better representation of someone who has hit absolute rock bottom. About half of it is recorded before and during his first stint with RHCP, including 2 songs he recorded with River Phoenix (who he may or may not have inadvertently caused the death of :marseytinfoil: ). The other half of the album was recorded during the worst of his heroin addiction, where he nearly died multiple times and subsequently burnt his entire house down, losing basically everything including his paintings, guitars, and cassette recordings.

Johnny Depp and the Butthole Surfers guy did a "documentary" detailing his lifestyle during this time period but things got much worse in the years after. This interview from 1996 is like watching a human skeleton ramble about death. There was also a "music video" released which is just a minute and a half of him shooting up.

He only released the album for drug money and apparently there's thousands of copies sitting a warehouse somewhere as it's never been reissued. It's also kind of crazy how he lost all of his teeth and nearly died of sepsis then under a year later rejoined RHCP and released Californication.

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You like Huey Lewis and the News? Their early work was a little too new wave for my taste. But when Sports came out in '83, I think they really came into their own, commercially and artistically. The whole album has a clear, crisp sound, and a new sheen of consummate professionalism that really gives the songs a big boost. He's been compared to Elvis Costello, but I think Huey has a far more bitter, cynical sense of humor. In '87, Huey released this; Fore!, their most accomplished album. I think their undisputed masterpiece is "Hip To Be Square". A song so catchy, most people probably don't listen to the lyrics. But they should, because it's not just about the pleasures of conformity and the importance of trends. It's also a personal statement about the band itself.

Currently it’s either Exeter or The Fool by Bladee.

TNT - Tortoise

This site has done nothing but bring me down as a person. everyday i come in here and all you do is tear me down insult me hurt me with your words and do nothing but harm me emotionally physically mentally and I just can’t take it any longer this site is so abusive and toxic it’s crazy. no one even realizes how disgusting all of your behaviors are. every single time I talk or type or even do anything or interact with anyone on the site everybody just goes against me and gangs up on me like a pack of wolves and just attacks me and i didn’t do anything to deserve these attacks and these hurtful words. i literally just try to be nice to everybody but nobody ever wants to be in my shoes and nobody ever tries to sympathize with me and see where I’m coming from all of you just see me as the enemy and as the bad guy that’s trying to ruin the site or something when really I’m just trying to spread positivity. you guys act like I’m some kind of virus or disease, constantly casting me out so much, making me feel so left out and so alone in this site. it’s fucking driving me insane I feel mental and I feel like a weirdo just being around all of you because of how you treat me. at this point in time, I’ve given up on ever trying again and ever becoming any of your friends because I just know your feelings towards me clearly. i know all of you hate me and never want to be around me again or never have anything to do with me. it’s clear that you all think I’m a joke and that I’m stupid, idiotic and boring. it’s so mean because I literally don’t do anything to you guys but you guys always act like you hate me and it makes me feel so confused because I don’t know what I did to deserve it. I feel like I should just leave because clearly nobody wants to be around me and everyone would be happier if i left anyways so i’ll just go and i hope all of you find happiness in life and i’m sorry for all the troubles i’ve ever put any of you through. i give up. goodbye.


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It’s too hard to pick just one album tho sweets but if I may, I’m enjoying:

Most of Swans but love the album Lunacy

Einsturzende neubauten song “Blume” English or French version

Santigold, all her stuff

Dope Lemon, the album with the yt girl nekkid on horseback