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Re: What's your favorite album we never heard of?
« Reply #25 on: March 06, 2011, 06:30:33 am »


Smile is my favorite.   ]   

T.L., I love Smile. The first time I heard it, I remember thinking, "Oh my God, this is one of the best things I've ever heard in my life." I think my favorite piece on there is the suite that starts with "Wonderful" and ends with "Surf's Up." Amazing music.

Another little-known album I love is Out Of The Cradle by Lindsey Buckingham. It was his first solo album after he left Fleetwood Mac. There were no major hits off of it, but there isn't a bad song on there. One of my favorite albums by anyone.

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    Re: What's your favorite album we never heard of?
    « Reply #26 on: March 06, 2011, 08:47:10 am »
    "Above" by a band called Mad Season 1995.  Lead singer was Layne Staley (of Alice in Chains)
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    Re: What's your favorite album we never heard of?
    « Reply #27 on: June 28, 2019, 11:53:30 pm »
    As far as Western music is concerned, definitely a group called Repercussions from the 90s (and I was like 4 years old when they hit the scene, but thanks to Pandora, I found out about their music. They are a group which was formed by members from another ensemble called Groove Collective. Their North American debut, which is the "Earth and Heaven" album. Yes. Such a nice world R&B/soul/jazz mix. They had a second album, (which is also technically billed as their debut abroad as well) called "Charmed Life", which is good as well.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Repercussions_(band)_

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    An honorable mention for foreign music. Pizzicato Five's Columbia Records debut, "Bellissima" (Translated to "Beautiful" in English from French) Album. With Mamiko Sasaki and Takao Tajima (who goes by the alias Original Love as well) being lead vocalists. Pizzicato Five was a Japanese band put together from Flipper's Guitar. I like their more unknown R&B/Soul ensemble from their debut release.. The later more popular Pizzicato Five in my opinion is a completely different group, and only shares the band name, and did more electronic/experimential stuff (and were later featured on Futurama) But their "Bellissima" album is so lovely.

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    Re: What's your favorite album we never heard of?
    « Reply #28 on: June 30, 2019, 01:21:04 am »
    Paleophonic - The Rubinoos: Always ones for old-school pop aesthetics.

    The Big Shot Chronicles and 2 Steps From The Middle Ages - Game Theory: R.I.P. Scott Miller.

    Move Me - Midge Ure: I only found out about this album from watching his concert video 'Rewind: The Greatest Hits Tour'.

    Swoon - Prefab Sprout: First album - before they got polished up.

    A Map Of The Floating City - Thomas Dolby: Not widely known possibly due to its unconventional recording (on a 1930s lifeboat) and the staggered release of its tracks.

    Monte Warden: Rockabilly reminiscent of Buddy Holly. I'm not a fan of country music, but I like this.

    Amarok - Mike Oldfield: A challenging listening experience only partly due to being one sixty-minute track. I wonder if it would be more popular if listeners knew they'd be getting three climaxes in the final ten minutes.  ;)

    Young Lions, Inner Revolution, and Here - Adrian Belew: That's right - three albums. Seriously, I don't know anyone else who listens to this artist.


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    Re: What's your favorite album we never heard of?
    « Reply #29 on: July 26, 2019, 11:18:24 am »
    Pandemonium by Bellowhead

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    Re: What's your favorite album we never heard of?
    « Reply #30 on: July 26, 2019, 11:54:26 am »
    THE TAIN - HORSLIPS

    A 70s Folk-rock group from Ireland, with a concept album doing a new take on an old legend. It's been a favorite of mine for over 40 years now.

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    Re: What's your favorite album we never heard of?
    « Reply #31 on: August 01, 2019, 12:57:12 pm »
    Private Eyes by Tommy Bolin.
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    Re: What's your favorite album we never heard of?
    « Reply #32 on: September 22, 2019, 09:21:38 pm »
    N.E.R.D.'s Seeing Sounds, is such a nice album. It's a band that Pharrell Williams created with his creative partner Chad Hugo, and rapper Shay Haley. It's a nice R&B/Alternative Rock/Space/Psychopathic vibe lol. I remember being in my senior year of High School, loving this album so much. So underrated.

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    Re: What's your favorite album we never heard of?
    « Reply #33 on: September 24, 2019, 01:33:18 pm »
    Guess I'll add an update to this old thread. Anyone heard of the group "Thank You Scientist"? Sort of progressive rock with an almost jazz/metal fusion sound at times.

    Probably their most popular tune (among those who know them) off of their "Stranger Heads Prevail" album:

    <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmqUy5Jo9mo" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AmqUy5Jo9mo</a>

    I discovered them a couple years ago when looking up the song "Psychopomp", which the Bluecoats drum corps used in their show that summer:

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    Re: What's your favorite album we never heard of?
    « Reply #34 on: September 27, 2019, 03:02:54 pm »
    Thank You Scientist is entirely new to me, NogDog. In the first video, I did not expect such a voice to come from that visage. :o I think your 'jazz/metal fusion' description is appropriate. 8) And am I imagining a hint of klezmer in the second video?


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    Re: What's your favorite album we never heard of?
    « Reply #35 on: September 27, 2019, 07:15:07 pm »
    ...And am I imagining a hint of klezmer in the second video?

    That's definitely what I hear. :)

    Just to complete the circle, it was the use of "Psychopomp" as both the opener and closer in the Bluecoats' 2017 show that got me interested:

    <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGrRmHMQ7yA" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGrRmHMQ7yA</a>

    Last summer, Thank You Scientist recorded "FXMLDR" with the Bluecoats in preparation for the release of the "Terraformer" album in 2019:

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    Re: What's your favorite album we never heard of?
    « Reply #36 on: January 22, 2020, 11:59:42 pm »
    Earth Wind and Fire's Recent albums that nobody ever talks about.

    Show Me The Way (feat. Raphael Saadiq) [2005, Illumination album.]
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    Suppose You Like Me [2009, Promise album.]
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    Love Is Law [2013, Now Then & Forever album. Which was promoted heavily on HSN/Home Shopping Network with live peformances]
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    Re: What's your favorite album we never heard of?
    « Reply #37 on: February 05, 2020, 11:42:39 pm »
    The APX - Amplified Experiment album. They are a youtube band that has good retro urban sound to them.

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    Re: What's your favorite album we never heard of?
    « Reply #38 on: February 16, 2020, 10:01:50 pm »
    My favourite albums run the gamut; from Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, the Gin Blossoms, Toad the Wet Sprocket, but here's two that I often recommend and nobody knows them:


    "Carnival" by Moke



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    Re: What's your favorite album we never heard of?
    « Reply #39 on: February 17, 2020, 12:58:19 am »
    Swing Out Sister (Who was a big 80s New Wave band)- Get In Touch With Yourself album [1992]. This album shows a different style to them, and is a more jazzy/soulful R&B type approach.

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    Re: What's your favorite album we never heard of?
    « Reply #40 on: February 21, 2020, 07:36:05 pm »


    Fantastic synthwave stuff.  Love the track "Let's Talk"   8)



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    Re: What's your favorite album we never heard of?
    « Reply #41 on: February 23, 2020, 02:28:00 pm »
    Spooky Two by Spooky Tooth.  I loved that album.  Don't have it anymore but noticed it's available on Amazon (CD) for $18.  As for a single, I liked Shake Russel's Deep in the West.

    I remember at the time (I was a fully accredited hippie!), I could not understand why it did not get more airplay (FM, yeah!)  Don't much listen to music anymore although I still play acoustic guitar now and again.  Mostly write.  It was a good rock album that did not degrade into screaming and noise.  Zeppelin was like that, one of the last great true hard rock bands before it all went to sh*t.  My apologies if I stepped on your particular generation.

    The big change in music through the years (IMO) was that back then the entire album was good.  Then it changed to only certain tracks were good.   Now, I don't know anymore.  The only thing I listen to on Sirius/XM (and only in the car at that) is Coffee House.  I have discovered several songs I like in the past 2 to 3 years that way.  I have to write in silence so that cut down on my audible life.






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