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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Top 10 Albums REVISITED

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It's been a while since I made that Top 10 Albums list, and my musical tastes have changed, quite dramatically. i.e. - Octavarium is no longer Number 1. So I'm here to share my opinion and can only hope that others agree.

10: Foo Fighters - The Colour And The Shape - This album really did something for me. I've had it for a long time and never really listened to it, but once I listened to "Requiem" (from the deluxe editon) and My Hero, I was hooked. And then I heard the song "The Colour and the Shape", which almost killed me because I couldn't believe it was Foo Fighters. A+ to these guys.

9: System Of A Down - Mezmerize - This album, however bizarre, is one of my favorites. My absolute favorite song by SOAD is "Question!", which was only a small part of what makes this record great. It's successor, Hypnotize, however, did nothing much for me. I'm still to entranced in this one to even bother with it.

8: Chevelle - Hats Off To The Bull - I got this album once it was released and was just amazed at how good it was. The songs were catchy and well thought out. While the lyrics were lacking, the music was just astounding, especially "The Meddler" and "Face To The Floor", which were the highlights for me.

7: Tool - Ænema - This album, at first, was rather boring. But once I started listening to it, I was glued to my computer. Even the intermission songs were amazing, that's how good this album was. I'm almost sorry it's at number 6. It can be addictive, fair warning.

5: Mastodon - The Hunter (Deluxe Edition) - I throw in the (Deluxe Edition) because it makes the album that much better. This is already an astounding album, and yes, there is a way to make it better. Once I got it, I also got Blood Mountain, and this was the attention hog. "All The Heavy Lifting" and "Curl Of The Burl" are probably the best songs on the record and, for the record, there is no better way to describe such an album as this than just the word "awesome".

4: Nine Inch Nails - Broken - This managed to make number four with only 4 real songs on it.Those four songs were pretty amazing. Just saying.

3: Dream Theater - Metropolis, Pt. 2 - Scenes From A Memory - This has to be my all time favorite Dream Theater album. I find it to be one of the most recognized and generally loved concept albums ever, and well deserving of it.The story is crystal clear, if you listen to the lyrics, you can picture the whole story in your mind, and to me that's what makes a great concept album.

2: Incubus - S.C.I.E.N.C.E - This has to be one of my favorites because I love it when a band moves away from the norm. Incubus included turntable solos on this record. That qualifies as original to me. And every song it great, even that weird one "Magic Medicine". Favorite song is probably "A Certain Shade Of Green".

1: Blink 182 - blink_182 - This album is my number one because every song is memorable. I couldn't even pick a favorite, although I have a soft spot for "Asthenia". This album is just creative genius at work. I highly recommend it.

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