some good and hopefully not-obvious albums

A Listmania! list by "aenimauk"
 
Return Of The Roughnecks: The Best Of The Chameleons
1.  Return Of The Roughnecks: The Best Of The Chameleons by Chameleons
The list author says:
  "everyone needs this album (or any other chameleons one). so many beautiful songs"
Used & New from: 13.77
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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The Ideal Crash
2.  The Ideal Crash by Deus
The list author says:
  "not as quirky as their earlier albums, but more touching"
5.38   Used & New from: 1.89
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

Adore
3.  Adore by Smashing Pumpkins
The list author says:
  "if you don't especially like the usual bombastic side of the pumpkins, try this."
8.53   Used & New from: 0.94
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)

The Land of Rape and Honey
4.  The Land of Rape and Honey by Ministry
The list author says:
  "ministry beginning to add some guitars to the industrial/electronic mix. don't they work well? :)"
7.82   Used & New from: 1.47
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Heartwork
5.  Heartwork by Carcass
The list author says:
  "THE death metal album to own. the lyrics are especially noteworthy (esp if you're a medical student...)"
14.99   Used & New from: 4.43
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

On the Beach
6.  On the Beach by Neil Young
The list author says:
  "i was fortunate enough to hear my dad's old vinyl before it was re-released. essential"
5.83   Used & New from: 3.40
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)

The Argument
7.  The Argument by Fugazi
The list author says:
  "a LOT more melodic than i was expecting, sorta like fugazi covering pavement on a few tracks"
Used & New from: 3.41
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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Wowee Zowee
8.  Wowee Zowee by Pavement
The list author says:
  "forget 'slanted & enchanted', get this. one huge melting pot of genius"
11.34   Used & New from: 2.14
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Blackwater Park
9.  Blackwater Park by Opeth
The list author says:
  "'bleak' is probably the best pure heavy metal song in the world. an immense album"
Used & New from: 1.97
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)

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Washing Machine
10.  Washing Machine by Sonic Youth
The list author says:
  "sonic youth showing the world they didn't lose it after 'daydream nation'"
7.22   Used & New from: 1.17
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Vitalogy
11.  Vitalogy by Pearl Jam
The list author says:
  "pearl jam at their peak, artistically speaking. their most raw and inventive album"
21.15   Used & New from: 0.53
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

The Very Best of J.J. Cale
12.  The Very Best of J.J. Cale by J.J. Cale
The list author says:
  "he's just sooooooo chilled. fantastic"
9.91   Used & New from: 3.47
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

Worst Case Scenario
13.  Worst Case Scenario by Deus
The list author says:
  "another outstanding deus album. like tom waits mucking about with the mars volta"
4.98   Used & New from: 0.08
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

Angel Dust
14.  Angel Dust by Faith No More
The list author says:
  "who else would sample the kronos quartet and cover the commodores' 'easy' on the same cd??"
5.80   Used & New from: 2.73
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)

Whiskey For The Holy Ghost
15.  Whiskey For The Holy Ghost by Mark Lanegan
The list author says:
  "what a voice. who needs wailing when you've got his smokey croon?"
7.88   Used & New from: 4.43
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Silence Is Sexy
16.  Silence Is Sexy by Einsturzende Neubauten
The list author says:
  "sure there's no screaming or chainsaws, but with music like this, who cares?"
Used & New from: 9.77
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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Puritanical Euphoric Misanthro
17.  Puritanical Euphoric Misanthro by Dimmu Borgir
The list author says:
  "just to balance out the noise factor. you NEED to hear their cover of 'burn in hell' :D 'the darkness' who??"
Used & New from: 13.59

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Neon Golden
18.  Neon Golden by Notwist
The list author says:
  "wow, the best pop/indie album for a long time. gorgeous melodies and strange sounds"
37.52   Used & New from: 3.47
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

Soundtracks For The Blind
19.  Soundtracks For The Blind by Swans
The list author says:
  "certainly one of the weirdest double albums ever. but great nonetheless."
Used & New from: 38.09
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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Ocean Songs
20.  Ocean Songs by Dirty Three
The list author says:
  "the title says it all. sometimes lyrics seem like an overrated concept!"
9.99   Used & New from: 6.00
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

evol
21.  evol by Sonic Youth
The list author says:
  "daydream what? this is for me the finest of their many wondrous albums"
Used & New from: 6.67
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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White Light from the Mouth of Infinity
22.  White Light from the Mouth of Infinity by Swans
The list author says:
  "swans' most powerful and accessible album. makes the term 'goth-rock' sound like a compliment!"
Used & New from: 54.99
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Spirit Of Eden
23.  Spirit Of Eden by Talk Talk
The list author says:
  "only 6 tracks, but what tracks! like sigur ros without the saccharine. stunning"
13.69   Used & New from: 3.26
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)

Aenima
24.  Aenima by Tool
The list author says:
  "not as ar(t)sy as 'lateralus', more emotional than 'undertow'. the epitome of alt-metal"
18.40   Used & New from: 3.33
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)

Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven
25.  Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven by Godspeed You! Black Emperor
The list author says:
  "a modern masterpiece. the epic drama of classical music, but with a frail humanity"
22.17   Used & New from: 12.75
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)

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