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A Brief History Of Taste

My musical journey seems to be radically different to most that I've seen, so here are some defining albums (one per band) for my taste in list form. There are, of course, quite a few here that I don't listen to anymore.

Generally chronological.

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3. Muse - Absolution
4. Frank Zappa - Apostrophe (')
5. Maxïmo Park - Our Earthly Pleasures

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Created by Joodicator on 24.11.2014



Best Metal Albums From 2000-2009

1. Sunn O))) - Black One
2. Cormorant - Metazoa
3. Mastodon - Crack the Skye
4. Wintersun - Wintersun
5. Opeth - Blackwater Park

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Created by FullyOttoMatic on 21.07.2014



My Favorite Concept Albums

List of my favorite concept albums. Feel free to drop any suggestions if you think something great is missing here!

1. Dream Theater - Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From A Memory
2. Queensrÿche - Operation: Mindcrime
3. Iced Earth - The Dark Saga
4. Opeth - Still Life
5. Seventh Wonder - Mercy Falls

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Created by robpal on 28.04.2014



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A Progressive Journey: My Selections / Favourites

Progressive rock / metal - what I love the most in my collection. Would love suggestions to add to it.

1. Animals As Leaders - Animals As Leaders
2. Animals As Leaders - The Joy Of Motion
3. Ayreon - The Human Equation
4. Between The Buried And Me - Colors
5. Between The Buried And Me - The Parallax II: Future Sequence

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Created by Progfiggit on 22.02.2014



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SAY WHAAAAT? Apothecary's Favorites That May Surprise You

The idea for this list was given to me by mz when I expressed that I was more excited about Blut Aus Nord's upcoming Memoria Vetusta III than their Debemur MoRTi EP. As he said: "You are known as a person with intense love for experimental/avantgarde black metal and everyone by default expects you to love a MoRT-like album more that what is probably going to be a not-so-original-melodic black metal album." While I do prefer experimental metal, and tend to lean more towards black and doom, there are plenty of more orthodox and classic releases outside of these confines that I love as well, some of which are true guilty pleasure albums. I decided to throw in some non-MS albums as well, to show that my tastes definitely aren't limited to metal. In no particular order, we have...

1. Pantera - Vulgar Display Of Power
2. Marilyn Manson - Portrait Of An American Family
3. White Zombie - Astro Creep: 2000 - Songs Of Love, Destruction And Other Synthetic Delusions Of The Electric Head
4. Strapping Young Lad - Alien
5. Testament - The Ritual

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Created by Apothecary on 24.01.2014



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A List Of Great One-Man Band Albums

Creating good music might not be an easy task, but most bands in existence consist of multiple members who contribute to the music. One-man bands however are simply musicians who create the music all by themselves, which, in my opinion, is very impressive. Because of the fact that there are quite a few of these talented musicians, I created this list. Of course there are many more one-man band albums than I have listed here and that's why I'm open to suggestions. So be sure to give me recommendations and also let me know if I listed the "wrong" album by a band (in your opinion). Lastly, the list is ranked according to genre and then alphabetically. I only add 1 (full-length) album per band (and only albums that are featured on MS).

1. [Avantgarde]
2. Aarni - Bathos
3. Brown Jenkins - Death Obsession
4. Cloak Of Altering - Ancient Paths Through Timeless Voids
5. De Magia Veterum - The Divine Antithesis

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Created by Erik M. on 26.08.2013



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Epic Album Closers

Some albums are really good. Many of these are good all the way around. And, in many cases, there is a single song that stands out, sometimes it's the last song on the album. This is a list of those songs.

For a more in depth look at this, I've codified each into a given category:
Type 1 - 'The long song at the end.' Often the title track. These have a tendency to be most well written and dynamic pieces on the album.

1. !T.O.O.H.! - Order And Punishment (Řád A Trest)
2. Abigail Williams - Becoming
3. Agalloch - The Mantle
4. Amon Amarth - Versus The World
5. Anekdoten - Vemod

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Created by BigNaughtyV on 02.07.2013



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KB's Favorite Albums Of All Time (Only Metal)

Here is my provisional favorite-metal-albums-of-all-time-list! Enjoy!
The first 10 albums are in pretty accurate order. However, after that, it becomes harder and harder to separate the albums clearly. Thus, you can say that I enjoy album x on the list as much as the others in the interval of (x-5) to (x+5). For example album 37 would be as much enjoyed as 32, 33, 34, ..., 42, or something like that.

1. Cult Of Luna - Somewhere Along The Highway
2. Disillusion - Back To Times Of Splendor
3. Grand Alchemist - Intervening Coma-Celebration
4. Opeth - Blackwater Park
5. Dream Theater - Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From A Memory

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Created by Kuroboshi on 06.02.2013



Top 20 Albums Of 2007

In no particular order - 20 albums that, for me, stood out above the rest.

1. Colosseum - Chapter 1: Delirium
2. Amorphis - Silent Waters
3. Porcupine Tree - Fear Of A Blank Planet
4. Winds - Prominence And Demise
5. Miseration - Your Demons - Their Angels

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Created by Aeox on 02.12.2012



Top Albums Of 2007

1. Riverside - Rapid Eye Movement
2. Pain of Salvation - Scarsick
3. Porcupine Tree - Fear of a Blank Planet
4. Diablo Swing Orchestra - The Butcher's Ballroom
5. Sieges Even - Paramount

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Created by embracing on 22.09.2012



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Personal Favorite Albums

1. Tool - Lateralus
2. Porcupine Tree - In Absentia
3. Dream Theater - Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From A Memory
4. Devin Townsend - Ziltoid The Omniscient
5. Agalloch - The Mantle

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Created by Serpentica on 18.06.2012



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Songs For Your Metal Party

This is my personal selection of albums (with specific songs) that you'd like to play in your next metal party.
The songs are sorted so the more powerful and energetic songs are equally spread all along the list, except the last songs, which are softer than average.

I'm currently working in this list (well... in my spare time), so it's not the final one.

1. Unexpect - Fables of the Sleepless Empire
2. Korpiklaani - Karkelo
3. Solefald - Norrøn Livskunst
4. Mastodon - Crack The Skye
5. Kvelertak - Blodtørst

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Created by Gnomyst on 23.04.2012



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Darkside Ziltoid's 2007 Picks

Now that was an excellent year, gems dropping from all corners, and I'm certain I still have a lot to discover! The amount of great stuff was indeed staggering.

Off with the ramblings, on with the albums:
- the first 7 albums are those I consider to be this year's ultimate best, but they're in alpha order as I couldn't make a preference order out of them

1. Alchemist - Tripsis
2. Dødheimsgard - Supervillain Outcast
3. Machine Head - The Blackening
4. Mekong Delta - Lurking Fear
5. Neurosis - Given To The Rising

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Created by Darkside Momo on 17.01.2012



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Avant-Guardía...

This is not Avantgarde style, is vanguard music literally.... in metal of course

1. Acid Bath - When The Kite String Pops
2. Amesoeurs - Amesoeurs
3. Animals As Leaders - Animals As Leaders
4. Apocalyptica - Cult
5. Arcana - Le Serpent Rouge

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Created by Amo del Merol on 14.12.2011



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Space Metal!

***Currently working through suggestions and adding some spacey non-metal things when they cross my mind***
As a lover of all things sci-fi I find metal to be the most accommodating of genres when it comes to themes of space/aliens. This is a list of those albums which use this theme and/or evoke an overall 'spacey' atmosphere and which I find particularly intriguing and enjoyable. No order for now and a work in progress (recommendations most welcome) Last Updated: 9th April 2014

1. Atoma - Skylight
2. Ayreon - The Universal Migrator Part I: The Dream Sequencer
3. Dol Ammad - Star Tales
4. Star One - Space Metal
5. Pagan's Mind - Enigmatic : Calling

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Created by R'Vannith on 25.06.2011



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