yeah me too, GnR are still my favourite band. Of course it's an all new line up apart from Axl Rose now, but I am looking forward to seeing what the new guys are like. They are supposedly gonna play loads of new tracks from the forthcoming 'Chinese Democracy' album, can't wait
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I've been a classic metalhead for ever (Terrible Ted and such). But, lately I've been listening to a lot of Country since my wife has taken a liking to it. It seems as if country and rock are merging a bit, and the sound is pretty good.
But, nothing beets a Haydn Chamber Symphony on a nice long drive!!
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B3D had a "favourite albums thread recently". This was my list.
Originally Posted by MuFu
First few that spring to mind...
Jeff Buckley - Grace
A beautiful, beautiful album that still makes my spine tingle. All the more amazing that it was his debut effort.
DJ Shadow - Endtroducing
Revolutionary, 100% sampled album. It has this kind of etheral, yet extremely characterful/familiar quality that is still extremely uncommon in electronica, IMHO.
The Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
Value for money.
Stevie Wonder - Songs In The Key Of Life
Tough to decide between this and Talking Book. A masterpiece - some of it seems a bit trite now but for the time the social commentary was as poignant as the likes of "What's Going On?" etc, with unparalleled musicianship thrown in for good measure.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers - Blood Sugar Sex Magik
Lyrical and melodic hooks to match their later releases, while maintaining the raw, funk-rock sound of the 80s stuff. Very well produced and their best album by far.
Roni Size - New Forms
Bit of a personal one this as it got me into "intelligent" DnB. Probably the first album I liked that didn't have many "real" musicians in it.
Jaco Pastorius - Jaco Pastorius
This said "I am the best bassist in the world by miles and all you other punks can **** my hairy balls". One of musical history's true geniuses (although I think his solo in Weather Report's "Havona" probably tops anything on this album).
Michael Jackson - Off The Wall
The album that made disco mainstream, albeit a little too late since the onset of 80s cheese came soon after. Quite sad to look back at it now that he's all ****ed up.
Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV
Gutted I wasn't around to see them live. This album rocks so damn hard, although I admit I rarely listen to it (something about listening to Zeppelin while seated - doesn't really work).
Herbie Han**** - Headhunters
Pretty much defined the Jazz/Funk genre, which several artists then proceeded to **** up. Extremely raw-sounding and tight as hell.
Some more favourites from recent years - Speak For Yourself (Imogen Heap), S.C.I.E.N.C.E (Incubus), De-Loused in the Comatorium (The Mars Volta), Thirteenth Step (A Perfect Circle), The Vertigo Of Bliss (Biffy Clyro).
Don't have any genre preference, though I do hate most folk/world music with a passion.