Your Top Albums - list 'em

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  1. JustinRhoads1980

    JustinRhoads1980 Jackson Elitist

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    For me this is how the order goes

    -The Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd

    -The Wall - Pink Floyd

    -Reign in Blood - Slayer

    -Seasons in the Abyss - Slayer

    -God Hates Us All - Slayer

    -Vulgar Display of Power - Pantera

    -Black Metal - Venom

    Those are just a few of the albums that I absolutely enjoy
  2. Glades

    Glades Down in the Everglades

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    Necrophagist - Epitaph

  3. Tech Wrath

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    Gojira - From Mars to Sirius
    Vektor - Terminal Redux
    Gorguts - Obscura
    Leviathan - Scar Sighted
    Agalloch - The Mantle

    Some Hip hop
    Outkast - Aquemini
    Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly
    Nas - Illmatic
    Eminem - Marshal Mathers EP
    Madvilian - Madvilliany (MF DOOM & Madlib collab)

    Classical Pieces (all piano/harpsichord)
    Chopin - Ballade no. 1
    Brahms - Op. 1 Piano Sonata
    Bach - Golberg Variations
    Ravel - Miroirs
    Scriabin - Op. 28 Fantasie
  4. Ancestor

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    Unleashed in the East - Judas Priest
    Live after Death - Maiden
    Destroyer - Kiss
    Now, Diabolical- Satyricon
    If You Want Blood - AC/DC
    Holy Diver - Dio
    Sacred Heart - Dio
    Lights Camera Revolution - ST
    In the Shadows - Mercyful Fate
    Trilogy - Yngwie
    Fire and Ice - Yngwie

    *I just realized I called that Satyricon album King lol. Oh, well. It is my favorite song off the recording.
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  5. Ancestor

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    Seasons, man. I think it's their best album. :)
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  6. mcleanab

    mcleanab Theta Sagan Swords

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    Boston, baby!
    No particular order:

    Fear of God - WITHIN THE VEIL
    Ozzy Osbourne - DIARY OF A MADMAN, TRIBUTE
    Imogen Heap - SPEAK
    Aimee Allen - A LITTLE HAPPINESS
    Clint Mansell - THE FOUNTAIN soundtrack
    Dana Glover - TESTIMONY
    Paco De Lucia, John McLaughlin, Al Demiola - FRIDAY NIGHT IN SAN FRAN

    Notable mentions:

    Jane's Addiction - almost all their albums
    Living Colour - the first two or three
    Peter Gabriel - almost everything
    Steve Stevens - MEMORY CRASH
    And the most recent Skyharbor singles...
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  7. Gunderslam

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    Insomnium - Shadows of the Dying Sun
    Amon Amarth - With Oden On Our Side
    DevilDriver - Last of Kind Words

    the list can go on but these always come to mind first
  8. ReignIB

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    Death - Leprosy
    Death - Scream Bloody Gore
    Slayer - Seasons
    Slayer - South
    Manowar - Hail to England
    Napalm Death - Harmony Corruption
    Trollfest - Brumlebassen
    Cro-Mags - Age of Quirrel
    AC/DC - Flick of the Switch
    Viking - Do Or Die
    King Diamond - Abigail
    Finntroll - Nattfodd
    The Meteors - Wrecking Crew
    Sodom - Agent Orange
    Led Zeppelin - II
    Jerry Lee Lewis - Killer Country
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    The Lost Souls Room
    Snot - Get Some
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  10. bostjan

    bostjan MicroMetal Contributor

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    Trying to think of albums where every song is as good as every other song...

    Some bands are just really good at balancing out an album, and other bands just have a moment when nothing can stop them.

    I think I have to go with:

    Guns and Roses - Appetite for Destruction.

    GnR was a great band for one album, and then an okay band for the next three albums, and then...hmm.

    Green Day - American Idiot

    I think Green Day just hit their stride late with that one. Dookie, for me, is also a great Green Day album, because I can spin that album top to bottom without every reaching for the skip button, but AI tells a coherent story, so I'll give that one the edge.

    Buckethead - Cuckoo Clocks of Hell

    There are a lot of Buckethead's albums that I can easily sit through the whole thing, but the fact that this one blew me away from start to stop after I thought I already knew what he was all about puts this as my favourite.

    Estradasphere - It's Understood

    I'm a fan of this band's original lineup. Their debut album was their best one, IMO. Their follow-ups were albums you could pick a couple songs, but this one is just pure genius and purely entertaining through and through.

    Death - The Sound of Perseverance

    Death had a lot of great albums, and Symbolic is a close second to this one, but any time I've tried to make myself a playlist of my favourite Death songs, I just want to include the entire last album, because I can't pick a moment that isn't 100%.

    AC/DC - Back in Black

    As much as I really don't listen to AC/DC as much as I used to, there's no weakness to find on that album, no throw-away track, not even a single moment where they aren't 100% AC/DC.

    Collective Soul - Collective Soul

    Same thing. Just every song is a banger and it's a fairly long album, too.

    Arch Enemy - Wages of Sin

    First time I heard this, I honestly couldn't bring myself to turn it off, even though I had stuff I had to do. There's almost no break in the momentum, and then when there is, it's emotive and brilliantly done. Even the bonus tracks are just as good - I'm not sure why they were listed as bonus material.

    Symphony X - Paradise Lost

    I would have included V: New Mythology Suite if this album didn't exist. Both are just unbelievable listening experiences, one's clearly more prog and the other more modern metal, and that's not to say that Symphony X's other concept albums are not as good, but this one is simply my favourite. It's like Russell Allen really broke out a little bit more into character or something.

    Soundgarden - Superunknown

    Black Hole Sun was the song that I couldn't not hear everywhere I went the summer this album was out. I think it's a cool-as-hell song and all, but the rest of this album is just crazy-good.

    Satriani - Surfing with the Alien

    I mean, it's just another album that I can never shut off once it starts.

    Dream Theater - Metropolis Pt 2 - Scenes from a Memory

    I know some people have a problem with a song or two on this album. For me, the album is damn near perfection. The only thing I don't particularly like is the humping going on in the studio before the keyboard solo in "Home." That moment does take me out of the experience, but I'm including it anyway, because I love DT and I love this album. It does seem like every one of their albums has one thing or another that makes me go "meh," and then the other 96% of the album takes me to the next level of auditory enjoyment. SfaM is more like 99.5% great and 0.5% two people masturbating in a vocal both. :lol:

    Led Zeppelin/Metallica/Pink Floyd/Emerson Lake and Palmer/Iron Maiden

    All these bands put out albums that just had one excellent song after another, and the way their albums were so coherent... I won't even list them, though, partially because I don't even know how to properly reference Zeppelin's untitled album that everyone seems to think has a title.
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  11. TedintheShed

    TedintheShed Retired bassist pretending to play guitar

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    Metallica- Master of Puppets
    Tool- Aenima
    Led Zeppelin-zoso/IV/untitled
    Fear Factory- Obsolete
    Pantera- Vulgar Display of Power
    AC/DC- Back in Black
    Iron Maiden-Peice of Mind or The Number of the Beast (I can never decide)
    Queensryche- Operation: Mind Crime
    Pink Floyd- The Wall
    Megadeth- Peace Sells
    Ozzy- Blizzard/Diary (Recorded at same time iirc)
    Guns n Roses- Appetite for Destruction
    Black Sabbath- Paranoid
    Judas Priest- Screaming for Vengence
    Van Halen - I

    I'm sure I'll remember more later
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  12. VBCheeseGrater

    VBCheeseGrater not quite a shredder

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    In no particular order...

    • Kind Diamond - Abigail - Start to finish masterpiece, such memorable lines and riffs
    • Pink Floyd, Dark Side of The Moon - It's as good as it's reputation, plus once you've seen an album's music spinning on the ceiling that helps.
    • Metallica - Metallica - The songs speak for themselves
    • Guns and Roses - Appetite for Destruction - closest thing to getting b-slapped by a record.
    • Grateful Dead - AoxomoxoA - Studio album but can almost hear the chemicals dripping in background - great songs once again.
    • Opeth - Ghost Reveries
    • Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dreams - nothing Billy Corgan has done before or after has come close to this, soundtrack to first breakup, an emotional journey
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  13. Headache

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    1. Metal Church - The Dark
    2. Pantera - Vulgar display of power
    3. Dio - The last in line
    4. Ozzy - Blizzard of Oz
    5. Ozzy - Diary of a madman
    6. Metallica - Ride the lightning
    7. W.A.S.P. - electric circus
    8. Judas Priest - Double live 98
    9. Metal Church - Metal Church
    10 Slayer - Reign in blood/Divine Intervention
    11 Candlemass - Ancient Dreams
    12 Dio - Holy Diver
    13 Black Sabbath - Headless cross
    14 Motley Crue - Shout at the devil
    15 Ozzy - ultimate sin
    16 Sepultura - Roots bloody roots
    17 Accept - Balls to the wall
    18 Killswitch Engage - end of heartache
    19 Helloween - Walls of Jericho
    20 Venom - Black Metal/ In league with Satan
    21 Metallica - Master of puppets
    22 Black Sabbath - sabbath bloody sabbath
    23 Twisted Sister - Stay hungry
    24 Pantera - Far Beyond Driven
    25 Amon Amarth - With Odin on our side

    Honorable mentions:
    Mercyful Fate
    Iced Earth/ Shadows Fall
    Flotsam and Jetsam
    Dying Fetus!
  14. BTrip

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    Not in order

    King Diamond - Abigail
    Ihsahn - angL
    Obscura - Akroasis
    Strapping Young Lad - Alien
    Destrage - The King is Fat N' Old
    Wishbone Ash - Argus
    Enslaved - E
    Opeth - Ghost Reveries
    Red Hot Chili Peppers Blood Sugar Sex Magik
    Robin Trower - Bridge of Sighs
    Into Eternity - Buried In Oblivion
    Ne Obliviscaris - Portal of I
    Nightingale - The Closing Chronicles
    BTBAM - Colors
    Barren Earth - Curse of the Red River
    Persefone - Spiritual Migration
    Edge Of Sanity - Crimson 1+2
    Mors Principium Est - Dawn of the 5th Era
    Nevermore - Dead Heart in a Dead World
    Porcupine Tree - Deadwing

    I only listed 20 but there's so many it's hard to choose
  15. Open Lane

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    shawn lane - powers of ten live
    Return to forever - the romantic warrior
    Ozzy - rr tribute
    Judas priest - unleashed in the east
    Cacophony - speed metal symphony
    Joe stump - speed metal messiah
    Dio - last in line
    Marty friedman - wall of sound
    Pat martino - live at yoshi’s
    Allan holdsworth - metal fatigue
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  16. NateFalcon

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    Of all the albums Cuckoo clocks of hell is an oddball but killer choice...I love that album along with Bermuda Triangle and Kaliedoscalp
  17. Bentaycanada

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    To name a few.....

    Vision of Disorder - Imprint
    Decapitated - Winds of Creation
    Metallica - Ride The Lightening
    Emperor - In The Nightside Eclipse
    Dillinger Escape Plan - Calculating Infinity
    Sepultura - Beneath The Remains
    Opeth - My Arms Your Hearse
    Converge - Petitioning The Empty Sky
    Enslaved - Ruun
    Darkthrone - A Blaze In The Northern Sky
    Cynic - Focus
    Mastodon - Crack The Skye the top of my head.
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    1. TesseracT - Altered State
    As much as I love Dan Tomkins, Ashe O'Hara has the voice of an angel. Didn't listen to any other album continuously that much.

    2. Tool - 10.000 days
    To me the most complete Tool album where even the interludes are amazing. Full body chills everytme it reaches the 'overwehlemed as one would be placed in my position..' part in Rosetta Stoned.

    3. The Contortionist - Clairvoyant
    First super disappointed because there were basically no heavy parts, then grown to love it in it's entirety. The songwriting is insane, sheer perfection.

    4. Periphery Juggernaut Alpha/Omega
    I see this as one long-ass album (which it was also originally intended). I love the story (and the fact that its written like that) and the journey it takes the listener on both musically and lyrically.

    5. Tigran Hamasyan - Mockroot
    Djazz, Djent in Jazz. Weirdest shit you'll ever hear, but it's awesome!
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  19. Evan89

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    Pat Metheny Group - The Way Up
    Dream Theater - Images And Words
    Nevermore - This Godless Endeavor
    Cynic - Focus/Traced In Air
    Death - The Sound Of Perseverance
    Savatage - Streets
    Bruce Dickinson - The Chemical Wedding
    Freak Kitchen - Move
    Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run

    Just a few off the top of my head.
  20. ChugThisBoy

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    With no particular order:

    1. Periphery - Periphery II
    2. Periphery: Alpha & Omega
    3. Gojira - Magma
    4. Gojira - From Mars To Sirius
    5. Trivium - Crusade
    6. Trivium - Shogun
    7. Devin Townsend - Deconstruction
    8. Devin Townsend - Transcendence
    9. Devin Townsend - Addicted!
    10. Devin Townsend - Casaulties Of Cool
    11. Tycho - Epoch
    12. Monuments - Gnosis
    13. Monuments - The Amanuensis
    14. Monuments - Phronesis
    15. Lamb Of God - Ashes Of The Wake
    17. Lamb Of God - Sturm Und Drang
    18. Brad Sucks - I Don't Know What I'm Doing
    19. Tesseract - Sonder
    20. Tesseract - Polaris
    21. Tesseract - Altered State
    22. Plini - all of his stuff
    23. David Maxim Micic - all Bilo's
    24. Destiny Potato - Lun
    25. August Burns Red - Constellations
    26. Karnivool - Asymmetry
    27. Karnivool - Sound Awake
    28. Tool - 10,000 Days
    29. Tool - Aenima
    30. Tool - Lateralus
    31. A Perfect Circle - Thirteenth Step
    32. A Perfect Circle - Eat The Elephant
    33. 36 Crazyfists - A Snow Capped Romance
    34. Keith Merrow - All his stuff
    35. Parkway Drive - Atlas
    36. Parkway Drive - Deep Blue
    37. Parkway Drive - Horizons
    38. Mastodon - Sultan's Curse
    39. Mastodon - Crack The Skye
    40. Intervals - The Shape Of Colour

    There's plenty more but this is my kinda Top 40
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