1. Season 6 of the International Shoop League is now active! Click here to vote on your favorite shoop submissions!

Your most important album

Discussion in 'Abbey Road' started by loisestrad, Sep 12, 2018.

  1. loisestrad

    loisestrad Gold Belt Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2014
    Messages:
    15,384
    Likes Received:
    20,894
    Location:
    Denmark
    I guess most of us has got one or several albums that changed our perspective on music, made us fall in love with a type/genre of music we'd never appreciated before and so on and so forth. Are you able to pick just one album that's the most significant you've ever listened to, for whatever reason?

    If I had to pick just one it would be Turn Loose the Swans by My Dying Bride. I wasn't really into metal at the time (mid nineties), and certainly not "extreme metal" - but somehow I sensed that I was READY. So I went out and bought TLTS, pretty much just picked it at the record store by chance cuz the cover looked interesting. And it changed my life. It was so dark and beautiful and downright scary depressing that I could never listen to it in its entirety, I had to pause to get a hold of myself.

    And now I listen to "depressing" shit, funeral doom and the likes, all the time. Thanks, My Dying Bride!

    TL/DR: What's your most important album? What's the album that changed the way you listen to music?

     
  2. therealdope

    therealdope Steel Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2008
    Messages:
    33,424
    Likes Received:
    16,840
    Location:
    US, Canada
    Tough call. Probably this as a kid,

    [​IMG]


    Later,

    [​IMG]
     
    loisestrad, Zer and Pessimystic like this.
  3. LEWIS540

    LEWIS540 .

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2002
    Messages:
    20,714
    Likes Received:
    23,375
    Location:
    Sofia
  4. MC OverPressure

    MC OverPressure Gruntled

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2015
    Messages:
    48,076
    Likes Received:
    68,262
    Location:
    Approximate
    Christ, what a question.

    Probably...

    The extended Bitches Brew recordings. Just amazing. I can put this music on and be far away in thirty seconds
     
  5. jrams

    jrams Black Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2007
    Messages:
    6,796
    Likes Received:
    6,087
    Location:
    Beantown
  6. Nameless Ghoul

    Nameless Ghoul Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2014
    Messages:
    4,781
    Likes Received:
    4,508
    (cue American Psycho comments) Huey Lewis and the News-Sports: The first album given to me, along with a Walkman by my aunt.
     
    loisestrad and Zer like this.
  7. Excelsior

    Excelsior Black Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2003
    Messages:
    7,184
    Likes Received:
    4,404
    Closest thing to a revelation is when I discovered Tom Waits. If I had to pick a specific album, I'd say either Heartattack and Vine or Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers and Bastards.
     
    loisestrad and Zer like this.
  8. franklinstower

    franklinstower Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2017
    Messages:
    4,338
    Likes Received:
    4,874
    This band and this album changed my life profoundly. I have never been the same again. Not a day goes by that I don't feel immense gratitude.


     
  9. Winter-John

    Winter-John Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2016
    Messages:
    1,552
    Likes Received:
    2,747
    It would have to be Adam and the Ants
    [​IMG]


    because this was the first record I asked my old man to buy me. I thought Adam Ant was the shit when I was a kid. Was it the best ever record? Nah. I've never listened to it since I was a kid, but what it did was open the door to punk and metal.

     
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2018
  10. ssBaldy

    ssBaldy Russian belt

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2016
    Messages:
    3,657
    Likes Received:
    7,677
    Location:
    Moscow, Russia
    Rammstein - Mutter.
    Got me properly into heavy stuff.
     
    loisestrad, shinobimusashi and Zer like this.
  11. OneManOrgy

    OneManOrgy Blue Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2015
    Messages:
    524
    Likes Received:
    698
    Location:
    Canada
    The first type of music I got into was punk rock, hardcore punk. There are too many bands to mention. One stands out and I believe it to be the best hardcore punk record of all time.

     
  12. Patrick Jane

    Patrick Jane Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2014
    Messages:
    1,913
    Likes Received:
    1,433
    Location:
    Suplex City, B*tch!
  13. Pessimystic

    Pessimystic Asteroid Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2018
    Messages:
    2,836
    Likes Received:
    5,554
    Location:
    One ear to the ground, listening to the dead
    A toss up

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    As a guitarist, the three way string attack of Denner / Shermann / Hansen is not only what inspired me to pick up an axe, but also the closest to my own personal style.
    Beyond that, both of these albums are some of the most molten metal to date, chock full of riff after riff, tasty, melodic soloing and the kind of galloping bass fills that would make Harris jealous.
     
  14. Pessimystic

    Pessimystic Asteroid Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2018
    Messages:
    2,836
    Likes Received:
    5,554
    Location:
    One ear to the ground, listening to the dead
    Check out Desperate But Not Serious and compare it to



    Blatantly lifted, but I like 'em both.
     
    loisestrad and Zer like this.
  15. Strychnine

    Strychnine Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2006
    Messages:
    23,466
    Likes Received:
    25,821
    Location:
    Georgia, USA
    Probably the Beastie Boys License To Ill. It was the first full album I bought with my own money. The first single I ever bought on Vinyl?

    West End Girls by the Pet Shop Boys. I wore the needle out on that record. It was my only friend during some lonesome teenage nights.
     
  16. Pessimystic

    Pessimystic Asteroid Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2018
    Messages:
    2,836
    Likes Received:
    5,554
    Location:
    One ear to the ground, listening to the dead
    Halen's debut is still as good today as it was when it was released. A rare feat.
     
    loisestrad, therealdope and Zer like this.
  17. Zer

    Zer Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2010
    Messages:
    20,634
    Likes Received:
    49,848
    [​IMG]

    This album was the biggest 'oh shit' moment in my time listening to music. It was unlike anything I'd ever heard before, and it completely blew open the entire genre of electronic music for me. Shit's like 11 years old now and it still feels ahead of its time.
     
  18. shinobimusashi

    shinobimusashi Green Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2010
    Messages:
    1,320
    Likes Received:
    1,473
    20 years ago I got Pantera Far Beyond Driven along with a couple other CD's when my parents signed up for one of those 10 CD's for a penny scams back in the day. I put it on and the stereo was way too loud and the opening song pierced through my ear drums. I didn't really like the album at first because I was a little 13 year old sissy but gradually over time that album totally grew on me, became my favorite album of all time, and kinda shaped the person I became.
     
  19. Crimson Glory

    Crimson Glory Go Leafs Go!

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2015
    Messages:
    9,430
    Likes Received:
    6,212
    Location:
    Scotiabank Arena
  20. Raksas

    Raksas Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2016
    Messages:
    2,094
    Likes Received:
    4,336
    Location:
    Lübeck

Share This Page