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« on: April 06, 2006, 04:45:36 AM »

We've all had them, albums or bands that no one seems to like, but for whatever reason you love them. So defend your music. Post your favorite Bands/Albums that everyone else seems to rag on.

Gorillaz - Demon Days

I love this album, but all I hear is "The first album was better", "there isn't enough Hip Hop" and "it's too indi". As for the first comment, that's up to you to decide, personally I like them for different reasons. So it's hard to compare, but Iím not about to say which one is better. The next two are around the same complaint. Damon Albarn's (2D) roots arenít in hip-hop, but rather in Brit rock band Blur, indi rock comes all to natural to the only (real) band member of Gorillaz. The whole idea behind Gorillaz is a collaboration of everything pop culture has to offer. Alburn and Hewlett (art) came up with the idea while watching MTV; they wanted to create a commentary on the world around them by creating a fake band that would become more real than most things. My point is, if you listen to the album you'll notice originality in something that comes together track by track. It's true that there is only a couple of tracks on Demon Days that will ever make the radio, but you can't judge music based on instant playability, but rather how it matures and maintains it's originality, and if anything Demon Days does that.

Beck - Guero

I've heard a couple complaints about this album, like "it's not his best" or "Odelay was way better". I disagree about both. It is true that Odelay was a great album, but I didn't find the kind of consistency that I find in Guero. I really like about four or five of Odelay's tracks but I can listen to Guero from start to finish, and enjoy it fully. In my opinion that's what makes Guero a much better album.
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« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2006, 11:02:36 AM »

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Beck - Guero

I've heard a couple complaints about this album, like "it's not his best" or "Odelay was way better". I disagree about both. It is true that Odelay was a great album, but I didn't find the kind of consistency that I find in Guero. I really like about four or five of Odelay's tracks but I can listen to Guero from start to finish, and enjoy it fully. In my opinion that's what makes Guero a much better album.


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« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2006, 02:30:52 PM »

System of a Down - Steal This Album!

People just don't like it for some reason.  Probably because System of a Down didn't become popular until the release of Toxicity, and they expected Toxicity sound when they purchased Steal This Album!.  What they got was something more similar to their first album, which not a lot of people heard at the time.  I loved their first album, so of course, I had absolutely no problem with it. :D
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« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2006, 02:36:49 PM »

"Sex & Religion" by Vai

This is almost universally panned as Vai's worst album.  But hot damn if I don't love it to pieces.  It has its moments (i.e. "Touching Tongues" is an AMAZING song) and though some of the songs have not-so-great lyrics ("In My Dreams With You" comes to mind), it doesn't matter because Devin Townsend absolutely steals the show.  When I first heard this album, I was completely blown away by the singer and knew he was something special.  Now, anyone who listens to Devy's music knows he's something special.  

And "Sex & Religion" is the album that started it all.  The album may have been frought with peril and not be as good as other Vai albums like "Passion and Warfare" but Devin totally slays.  I love his vocal work on "Down Deep Into the Pain."  

There really isn't a single song I don't like on the album.  It's one of those albums that I love but everyone else loathes.
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« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2006, 09:18:56 PM »

Rancid - Life Won't Wait

I'm not even very much of a Rancid fan anymore, but this is still a classic. So many fans were turned off by the way more experimental sound they took on this album, but I love it. I'd probably call it their equivalent to the Clash's London Calling, which is the quintessential experimental punk album that all others should be compared to. It goes all over the place from their more hardcore sound, to their ska sound and to places they never got to with their previous albums.
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« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2006, 05:25:13 PM »

a-Ha.

Yes, they're an 80's synth pop band. Yes, they're kind of cheesy. However, synth pop was TOTALLY AWESOME. I mean, any band that could write Summer Moved On is alright in my book.
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« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2006, 03:57:39 PM »

Quote from: "Seiken_Densetsu"
System of a Down - Steal This Album!

People just don't like it for some reason.  Probably because System of a Down didn't become popular until the release of Toxicity, and they expected Toxicity sound when they purchased Steal This Album!.  What they got was something more similar to their first album, which not a lot of people heard at the time.  I loved their first album, so of course, I had absolutely no problem with it. :D


Seconded and thirded.
Granted, it was essentially a B-Sides album...but it's a pretty rockin' album, overall. I was in the same boat as you; I was listening to SoaD right from the first album, so I guess I had an easier time "adjusting" to the sound and feel.
Personally, it was a nice blend of the first and second albums, in terms of overall feel.


Marilyn Manson - Golden Age of Grotesque

This album was trashed by many fans, saying it wasn't as good as Mechanical Animals or even Holywood. It wasn't simply more of the same stuff he had been doing for the past three albums. It was different.
To put it simply, Manson had finished his "trilogy" of Antichrist Superstar, Mechanical Animals and Holywood...and he decided to move on to something different. It isn't as controversial as the previous albums, which is ultimately a good thing. Shock-jocking quickly becomes tires and stale; you can only shock and awe people so many times before they simply turn away. He still has his anger, but it's redirected in a way. Overall, it's simply a bit more accessible than his previous stuff. Accessibility isn't always a bad thing.
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