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Essential Albums Part 2 (Alphabetical) (24/04/04)
Amazon Customer "citizenerased83"
"Many see him as completely F'd up. I think he's just a regular artist making music (no different from David Bowie as Ziggy Stardust). His songs are spot on for most of us and often unique"
Deloused in the Comatorium
"If only they stayed as ATDI i think this album would have been 10x as good, but they went their own way and the geniuses behind the band have made one essential album"
"This album has almost a quarter of their all time greatest songs and makes this album deadly. If you haven't heard you're running out of excuses"
"* Powerful and Striking. Underrated UK band that had to emigrate to the US before minor recognition. Now they're gone and you'll sorely miss them when you hear this"
Origin of Symmetry
"Any of their albums are essential listening, they're gonna get bigger, no joke. Their B sides almost surpass the official releases. If you haven't started get it all!"
"Trent Reznor is larger than words, if you don't have an ear for anything like Slipknot walk away. Noise Industrial this could be called, but it is pure genius. Get EVERY album!"
"(RIP) Spent too long underground but this first huge commercial release is the starter pack, In Utero is twice as essential and if only they had continued, my belief is they would be like ATD-I"
"Totally unique sound, and powerful lyrics, don't even pin a genre on this one! This and the next 2 releases are truly spellbinding. You are really missing out if you dont know PSI"
Pixies At The BBC
"The Pixies! OMG! I don't know what i can say, Frank Black has deadly, witty and perfect lyrical ability and the music inspired half of punk/rock today (including Nirvana, Radiohead and other greats)"
The Platinum Collection: Greatest Hits I, II & III
"You can't really have this list without them, they captured the world and there are only a handful with the lyrical artistry that Freddie Mercury posessed"
"* The Best Of 2000 and Beyond! They're sound is now more formulaic but although heavier now i don't think you can beat this album"
Hail To The Thief
"Another Epic band, my no.2 BAND to the beatles. Sometimes no.1 depending on mood. Every album is essential they're ability to change and develop and keep the fanbase is dumbfoundingly impressive"
Rage Against The Machine
"Wouldn't be a list without prominently political yet entertaining funk metal megastars Rage Against The Machine, this and Battle For LA are essential listening"
Live from Camp X-Ray
"You probably still haven't heard of these, they've been going since the late 80's and have been a strong underground scene since. This is their best album to date and with a likely split their last."
The Very Best of The Smiths
"I first thought they were a pathetic band when i was younger, then i listened to real music (Not G&R.. spit! and the like) and i realised how amazing their music is. A collection of their best"
Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness
"* A Powerful And Gripping Album! With some of the best music of the 90's. This two disc album is Epic and if you haven't heard it ALL then i think you should!"
"For most it's marmite (you love em or hate em) so take your pic, their first album still their best but the subsequent 2 make just as great listening"
System Of A Down
"You probably heard a lot of them after "Chop Suey" but their debut album is as good if not better."
"Still not getting the recognition they deserve, an excellent album from grunge greats Therapy? just give them a try, ah go on!"
"One of the greatest minds in Jazz, his 2 flip side personality's make his crazy style unique and essential"
"Overshadowed by the reputation of his brother, Andy Yorke's group disappeared before they even started. Give em a break and resurrect them by sampling some of the best electronic/rock mix i've heard"
"From the remnants of Blind Melon, Drave Kursen (of Pearl Jam) added his own to make Unified Theory. On hearing just a couple of tracks this album hit the Fave pile. It's Essential!!!"
Start With A Strong And Persistent Desire
"* Another Undervalued Band For The Brits. Not getting the recognition they deserve, the only worthy band to succeed Pitchshifter and entirely capable of surpassing them!"
Weezer: Deluxe Edition (Blue Album)
"You just have to own a little bit of Weezer and i recommend the Blue Album, you'll love it and it's a Party mix album in it's own"
The Ultimate Collection
"Well you just can't overlook the Who, right sound right time, just try | NB-Items with * are reviewed at http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/tg/cm/member-reviews/-/A2CLEMKPTZAETI/026-3583430-9882000"
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