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I thought I'd throw this one out to LJLand.

Now my music tastes are vast and wide. My preferred tastes are generally either Trip-hop, Trance/Chill-Out and Industrial but I've got CDs and LPs in my collection which span pretty much every musical genre known to man.

What do you think is a MUST HAVE albumn that I should own, listen to and love.

Post a reply to let me know and I'll try and pick a few of them up and give them a listen. I might even drop a review of them on LJ to let people know what I thought of there choices.

So come on guys and gals..... expand my horizons!

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crocodilewings
Apr. 20th, 2004 11:23 am (UTC)
Opaline, by Dishwalla.
angusabranson
Apr. 20th, 2004 04:35 pm (UTC)
Dishwalla certainly have a very nice website. I'll have to have a listen.
evildrganymede
Apr. 20th, 2004 12:04 pm (UTC)
I suspect that this would all be filed under "expanding musical horizons", but I think it's good stuff. :)

Aimee Mann - Lost In Space (preferably the special edition double CD with extra stuff). Simply really good songwriting.


Start Something - Lost Prophets. Basically, LP are Britain's answer to Linkin Park, and this second album of theirs is even more finely honed that their debut was. This will probably be the best rock album of 2004 IMO. Liable to blow your windows out at full volume.

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I suspect that this would all be filed under "expanding musical horizons", but I think it's good stuff. :)

<b><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0000JJE5I/qid=1082487847/sr=1-6/ref=sr_1_11_6/202-5226272-1695839">Aimee Mann - Lost In Space</a></b> (preferably the special edition double CD with extra stuff). Simply really good songwriting.


<b><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00013MXQA/ref=sr_aps_music_1_1/202-5226272-1695839">Start Something</a> - Lost Prophets</b>. Basically, LP are Britain's answer to Linkin Park, and this second album of theirs is even more finely honed that their debut was. This will probably be the best rock album of 2004 IMO. Liable to blow your windows out at full volume.

<b><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00018BOLU/ref=sr_aps_music_1_1/202-5226272-1695839"Auf Der Maur - Auf Der Maur</a></b>. Brilliant rocker from the ex-bassist of Hole. Really excellent stuff. Probably the second best rock album of 2004 :).

<b><a href="http://www.herroyalmajestysrecords.com/bif/main.html">Essentially Naked - Bif Naked</a></b>. Very cool Canadian straight-edge punky grrl and general beat poet. This is a good best-of to get to know her. You'd probably have to get it direct from Canada though.

<b><a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00006I9K3/ref=sr_aps_music_1_1/202-5226272-1695839">Up - Peter Gabriel</a></b> - Might actually be good for chilling out to, this highlights PG's usual astounding musicianship (is that even a word?!). "Signal To Noise" is one of the best songs ever, with Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.

<b><a href="http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/pattirothberg">Candelabra Cadabra - Patti Rothberg</a></b> - a highly under-rated folky guitar-based singer-songwriter from NY. This is her second album, with a decidedly 70s feel to it.
evildrganymede
Apr. 20th, 2004 12:06 pm (UTC)
Bugger. The third entry there should start with "Auf Der Maur - Auf Der Maur"
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kostika
Apr. 20th, 2004 12:06 pm (UTC)
Off the top of my head Id say Written In Ashes. But you're not going to find them in a local shop. So I'll have to make a copy of one of their CD's for you.
angusabranson
Apr. 20th, 2004 04:42 pm (UTC)
Many thanks. How did you like that Terrorvision CD btw?
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(Anonymous)
Apr. 20th, 2004 12:07 pm (UTC)
Cannibal Ox - The Cold Vein
Hi,

Idly browsing Sasha's LJ friends list and this forced me to post my perennial recommendation. Perennial as in I tend to recommend this album to everyone, even strangers in supermarkets. They look at me even stranger after I do. Ah well.

Now right up front let me say I'm talking rap here - this can be off-putting to some. It should not be, particularly in this case. So read on...

Cannibal Ox are two rappers from Harlem. They've been around for a while. But sometime in 2002? they hooked up with a producer called El-P. El-P had been in legendary (and legendarily difficult/ weird) crew Company Flow. El-P had left Co Flow to form his own label - Definitive Jux.

Def Jux is proving to be one of the most exciting record labels out there, with a really varied catalogue of rap, hip-hop and more (as an aside, if you're into trip hop check out RJD2's Deadringer, also on Def Jux).

Back to Can Ox. El-P produced Can Ox's album "The Cold Vein". The result is unlike anything you will have ever heard. Certainly unlike any other rap album. Amongst rap fans this album has (in some circles) come to be seen alongside classics like Public Enemy's Fear... or Wu-Tang's 36 Chambers. In short, utterly groundbreaking.

Vast Aire and Vorgul (the rappers) manage to flow complex, literary, yet streetwise raps, full of unusual metaphors. Underneath raps on subjects including pigeons being metaphors for escape from the ghetto, El-P constructs industrial soundscapes. Harsh, abrasive, yet melodic, rhythmic. The "Oxtrumentals" album may be one of the best albums Skinny Puppy never made. There's the same fuzzy, gritty noise approach to sampling.

The overall result - a moving, complex, experimental rap album. Run, don't walk, to your nearest store.

Si M
angusabranson
Apr. 20th, 2004 04:46 pm (UTC)
Re: Cannibal Ox - The Cold Vein
Thanks for the tip. I'll certainly track down copies of the Cannibal Ox, RJD2 and albums. Oxtrumentals sounds like an album I have to listen to for sure!
faerierhona
Apr. 20th, 2004 01:29 pm (UTC)
VNV Nation - Burning Epires (good luck finding it!)
Bruderschaft - Bruderschaft
mesh - Who watches over me
angusabranson
Apr. 20th, 2004 04:53 pm (UTC)
I might have that VNV album already. I know I have a number kicking around.
Haven't heard of Bruderschaft and whilst I've seen Mesh live a couple of times I've not yet picked up any of their CDs. I'll now have to take a closer look at them whilst tracking down Bruderschaft. Many thanks and have a great time at Whitby this weekend!
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karohemd
Apr. 20th, 2004 02:40 pm (UTC)
Tanzwut - Labyrinth der Sinne
My favourite Medieval/Industrial crossover act and my favourite album. The current album is a bit shit tbh and the first one lacks direction a bit but is still cool.

Eisbrecher
A bit like Rammstein but while in the same direction, they are different (if you disregard the track Angst).

Helium Vola
The second side project by Deine Lakaien's Ernst Horn (the first was QNTAL). Similar ethereal, ambient, neo-classical, medieval music with a wonderful female voice. New album just came out but I'll buy it in Germany.

Tenticular Genocide (er, no, just joking ;o)
angusabranson
Apr. 20th, 2004 04:57 pm (UTC)
Thanks Ozzy, trust you to come up with three bands that I've never heard of (although I do own a Deine Lakaien album to help return my reputation a little :-p).
I'll look out for all three as suggested.
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eruditorum
Apr. 21st, 2004 01:11 am (UTC)
Death In Vegas

Both Scorpio Rising and The Contino Sessions are excellent, dark electronic music.
angusabranson
Apr. 21st, 2004 06:51 am (UTC)
Re: Death In Vegas
Completely agree. So much so that they are already taking up shelf space :-)
dj_steve_rbn
Apr. 21st, 2004 01:23 am (UTC)
I would recommend:-

Absurd Minds - The Focus (double cd version)

Accessory - Titan

Fairlight Children (Apoptygma Berzerk side project) - 808 Bit

Kraftwerk - The Mix ;o)

Revolution By Night - Faithless MCD (but then I would say that!)

Soman - Sound Pressure

Melotron - Weltfrieden

Plastic - Black Colours

Dulce Liquido - Shock Therapy

La Floa Maldita - Salut Jacques

Wumpscut - Bone Peeler
angusabranson
Apr. 21st, 2004 06:54 am (UTC)
Got the new Wumpscut CD. Actually preordered the Limited Edition Box set with the 12", t-shirt, etc. You could say I'm a bit of a fan ;-p

Will check some of the others out.

Whilst I have you, what's the URL of the on-line radio station you run? I wouldn't mind tuning in at somepoint, especially if you actually have a play list somewhere so I know what I'm listening too ;-p
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pond823
Apr. 21st, 2004 03:53 am (UTC)
Hawkwind
Yup I'm in a very strange mood today, so my recommendation is In Search Of Space by Hawkwind.
pond823
Apr. 21st, 2004 03:55 am (UTC)
Re: Hawkwind
Actually, sod that! They've done a greatest hits!
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