Music Mondays - Influential Albums

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  1. Gonzo

    Gonzo Well-Known Member

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    Smashing Pumpkins at Palmer Auditorium in Davenport was the sweatiest, most intense concert experience I've ever had.
     
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    My older brother had quite a few Iron Maiden posters that scared the crap out of me as a little kid. I grew to appreciate their music later in life though.

    This one was a bit creepy at the time:

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  3. Entropy

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    Two albums blew my head open to really influence what I listen to today.

    1. Led Zeppelin, II
    I thought I knew what rock music was until this crossed my ears. The hardest thing I found in my dad's record collection was Queen's "A Night at the Opera." Still a huge Led Zep fan to this day.

    2. Radiohead, Ok Computer
    I was a pretty big Pink Floyd fan, so it was pretty natural that I would like the album, but the electronic portion was so much darker and it just captured the general feeling of foreboding and horror (it speaks to me as much now as it did then, if not more so). It also introduced me to a bunch more artists and got me started on listening to bands like the Pixies, The Smiths, Joy Division, etc.
     
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    "Nevermind" Nirvana. Anyone born in the 80's who grew up in the 90's and loves rock has this album in their list, or they're lying to you.

    "A Blessing and a Curse" Drive-By Truckers. My alt-country gateway drug.

    "Full Moon Fever" Tom Petty. First album I ever owned. On cassette.

    "Let It Bleed" the Stones. My dad played this a lot when I was a kid and it remains the template for my sonic pallette. Gritty guitar driven rock sliding up next to classic country. It doesnt get any better.
     
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  5. 3GenClone

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    My music tastes originate back to 1994:

    Green Day - Dookie
    Weezer - The Blue Album
    The Offspring - Smash
    Bush - Sixteen Stone
    Nirvana - MTV Unplugged in NY
    Oasis - Definitely Maybe
    Soundgarden - Superunknown
    Beastie Boys - Ill Communication

    I still listen to all of these albums regularly. That was a hell of a year.
     
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  6. cyhiphopp

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    Nevermind was just huge. Grunge would have never been as mainstream without it. I can remember sitting and watching MTV when I first saw this video. Mind = BLOWN

     
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    Love 94. The Blue Album was huge for me and I've always loved the Beastie Boys. I think Soundgarden is one of the best bands of their generation. They kept the edge on Grunge.
     
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    I'm going to break up this 90s love fest and throw in a true classic. Yet another one that I stole from my big brother and one I really owe him for.
    This album opened up the entire RUSH catalog to me. Of course my brother owned pretty much every album, so that helped. I think this is by far their most well received album by the masses. The 70s was filled with prog rock concept albums which are great in their own right, but this one had tons of hits.

    RUSH - Moving Pictures




    2112 is one of my other favorites even though it's way out there in the prog rock stratosphere.
     
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    Nirvana Nevermind and Dr Dre the Chronic, both changed their genre and influenced everything that came after. If you hear a hip hop song the radio, its because of the Chronic, it mainstreamed rap music and brought it to middle America....for better or worse.
     
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    Good conversation here....agree with a lot of previous posts!

    I remember Run DMC - Raising Hell from 1986....my mother bought the cassette for me after she asked "will this piss off your dad?" and I said, oh yeah.

    College days......Smashing Pumpkins, Siamese Dream was big....also Nirvana Nevermind.....got into the fuzzy/grunge music for me.....throw in Alice in Chains - Dirt, as well as Pearl Jam - 10. All good stuff, and pretty influential....I preferred heavier rock, so leaned towards AIC out of these bands.

    Also saw Pantera in Davenport (Palmer Auditorium?) on their "Far Beyond Driven" tour....was really badass. A friend of mine wanted me to get tickets after the christmas break, from the TM at ISU. He was working construction in Mason City, and only had a pager.....I came back to ISU to purchase the tickets, and the show was sold out. I couldnt get ahold of my friend, and he showed up the morning of the concert, all ready to roll to the Pantera show.....but I had no tickets. We sat around the dorm (Friley) bummed out that we didnt have tix, and eventually said f%^k it, lets roll to Davenport and figure out a way. His Pontiac 6000 wagon had a ****** heater and the back window was broken out. We froze our ass off (early Feb) and drove to Davenport. Pre gps days, and we didnt know where the venue was, and after driving around aimlessly for a bit, I said....ok, lets look for some dudes in black tee shirts and follow that car. Worked like a charm......eventually got scalped tix, but missed the opening band. Was supposed to be Type O Negative, but their singer or someone in the band was sick.....so we really only missed a local band open for Pantera. Wild crazy show.....one of the best I have been to!
     
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  11. cyhiphopp

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    Someone already mention Ill Communication, but I'd like to throw out Beastie Boys - Check Your Head. 80s Beastie Boys offering like License to Ill and Paul's Boutique were either not taken seriously, or critically acclaimed but not as commercially successful. Check Your Head thrust the Beasties back into business as serious hiphop moguls.

    So Whatcha Want was the biggest single, but the whole album is fantastic.

     
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    Also, I probably wouldn't be cyhiphopp without the Beastie Boys.
     
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  13. Farnsworth

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    Sublime: Sublime for sure. First cd I ever got.

    Hybred Theory was a big one for me. Also the first eminem album. A little bit later but N.E.R.D. In Search Of is still one of my favorites.
     
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    Yikes, great list right there.
     
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    I don't have the chronic, but 2001 was an album we still bump. I could recite that whole thing.
     
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    Pos rep for 2112.
     
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    Sublime - 40 oz to Freedom
     
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    Clash - London Calling
    Crowded House - Crowded House; pure, wonderful pop
    New Order - Power, Corruption & Lies; still love synth music
    jayhawks - Tomorrow The Green Grass
     
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    I can tell you (since I'm that ****ing old) that while LTI was panned (but $$$ successful), Paul's Boutique was highly regarded as was Check Your Head. The Beasties distanced themselves from LTI and really CYH is vastly different from LTI.
     
  20. inCyteful

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    Good lord I feel old reading through this thread:

    Beastie Boys - Licensed to Ill
    Tom Petty - Southern Comfort
    RATM - Rage Against the Machine
    Stones - Sticky Fingers
    R.E.M. - Out of Time
    Cake - Comfort Eagle

    And one moving up the list fast - Brad Sucks - I Don't Know What I am Doing

    Pretty much everyone of those is an album I went during a challenging time (usually in the military).
     
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