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bildozr

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13 Years qualifies. So here's my 2003 album suggestion.

If you don't get it, I understand.

If you get it, well, you know. This is probably the best thing to come out of last decade.
In the early 00's Grunge was dying, and cock rock nickleback **** was on it like carrion.
Metal was about tuning your guitar to as low as possible while still being in audible frequency.

Then this came out. It was in a totally different universe. One of my biggest influences. When I was 11-14 this was probably my favorite album. It was introduced to me by my guitar playing uncle. Had a HUGE influence on me musically.
[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zgjv0PQiJCs[/ame]
 

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[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hj4HBk8JLnA[/ame]

Just gets better with age. Like fine wine.
 

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Still as great as it was back in the early 80s.

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I'm going to have to go with an album most will not like, but it's so good.

Tom Waits: Bad As Me...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3IHscrJB0I

Superunknown, from Soundgarden. When I first heard it all the way through, there were of course great songs that jumped out at me, but also weak spots that at the time didn't sit well on my ears. The guitars were lighter and more textured in many (can you hear the Tele in "Fell on Black Days"?) ... but on further listenings, it's an album that musically and lyrically both hearkens to their best qualities while expanding them a bit.

A tad too commercial? An opinion I can still get. But especially the second half, experimental enough to remind me why I loved them.

If I never heard "Spoonman" again, it wouldn't bother me -- but the title track, "My Wave", "The Day I Tried to Live", "Fourth of July", "Black Hole Sun" ... them are some songs!

Great choices!

These five came to mind immediately. All great albums, imo, yet very underrated:

Journey - before they was pop:

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joXkFQA9vxw&list=PLzH7DPYb-ewcxxxfU0_odUvIod2vvbG_k"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joXkFQA9vxw&list=PLzH7DPYb-ewcxxxfU0_odUvIod2vvbG_k[/ame]

Phantom, Rocker & Slick - Men Without Shame, from a great debut album:

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWhAjrsY0hw"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWhAjrsY0hw[/ame]

West, Bruce & Laing - Why Dontcha - Probably Leslie's best work ever:

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDkgTQhRxpU&list=PL94gOvpr5yt3bm9EvlWZllU15kYC_RJwX"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDkgTQhRxpU&list=PL94gOvpr5yt3bm9EvlWZllU15kYC_RJwX[/ame]

James Gang - Bang - No Joe Walsh, yet some awesome Tommy Bolin. The best James Gang album, imo:

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4kDpg9gkJs"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4kDpg9gkJs[/ame]

Spooky Tooth - Spooky Two - I bought this by mistake back then. And it turned into one of my favorite albums of the era:

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtVTHB319ns"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtVTHB319ns[/ame]
 

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Fabulous album produced by the legendary Glyn Johns.

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Can't agree on Frampton Comes Alive. I remember buying it and for some reason not knowing much about it other than that he was a guitarist from Humble Pie. when I played it I went, "OMG, that's the guy playing all those awful pop songs with the talk box???" I do like Feel Like We Do even though it got played to death. Looking back, it's really odd that he was as big as he was. Not because I personally didn't like it but just a sort of guitar based live album pushing someone to the top of the Top 40 charts.


Frampton Comes Alive is still a great album. Just skip over Baby I Love Your Way and you'll be fine.
 

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In through the out door!

exibit A.) solo at 1:35 :shock:
[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLa1CyfAko0[/ame]
 

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OK, I'll go with Frampton Comes Alive.

I was at the Winterland show where part of it was recorded. I got tired of it really quick. Still have a hard time listening to more than a couple songs in one session.
 

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13 Years qualifies. So here's my 2003 album suggestion.

If you don't get it, I understand.

If you get it, well, you know. This is probably the best thing to come out of last decade.
In the early 00's Grunge was dying, and cock rock nickleback **** was on it like carrion.
Metal was about tuning your guitar to as low as possible while still being in audible frequency.

Then this came out. It was in a totally different universe. One of my biggest influences. When I was 11-14 this was probably my favorite album. It was introduced to me by my guitar playing uncle. Had a HUGE influence on me musically.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zgjv0PQiJCs

it is my favorite of their albums and imo their best album. it is one of the albums that made me want to play guitar.
 

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Lemmy once said Another Perfect Day was the most hated album among fans. With the Brian Robertson as the new guitar player it changed their sound and people weren't ready for it but I'm with Lemmy on this one, it wasn't really a bad album.
[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w77YfeGePOg[/ame]
 

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