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You may choose ONE and only one album that you think will change the lives of the NO members.

 

I pick:

 

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Spilt Milk by Jellyish.

 

Probably the most underrated album I own. Amazing tunes (basically pop, but really covers the whole spectrum of pop) and the best harmonies you'll ever hear wrapped up in a concept album that actually makes sense while remaining open to interpretation. Brilliant, tbh.

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Oh Christ.

 

Play it safe I reckon:

 

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http://vespa.org.uk/nut-gone.jpg

 

 

 

life, explained. by Stanley Unwin.

 

way before my time like, found in a mates dads record collection as a kid, taped it. wore tape out, never listened to it for 20 years, than found it on you-tube. lass bought me it for last xmas.

Claims in the Cd to be the first ever concept Album.

Listed as one of the 1001 Albums you must listen to before you die.

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In all seriousness:

 

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It was the gateway drug that opened up a whole new world of music for me.

 

Then a few years later it happened again when I was introduced to:

 

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http://eatenbymonsters.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/alasicannotswim_cover.jpg

 

Alas, I Cannot Swim - Laura Marling

 

Just really nice, dignified folk/indie. I dunno, I'm no good with explainations, it's just proper good and stuff.

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No really interesting reason why. I mean, I remember hearing the start of Electric Funeral when I was just a hip hop crazy kid. It really opened my mind for what I probably would have called "white music" back then.

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Oh Christ.

 

Play it safe I reckon:

 

http://quitehurricane.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/album-relationship-of-command.jpg

 

I like a lot of different music, and theres a lot of different albums that have got me into different genres and got me into different types of music in general. The Come to Daddy EP by Aphex Twin moved me onto electronica and theres loads of others that have got me onto different styles and loads of others that have been the exception to the rule in genres that I other wise hate.

 

This album is all of those except the last, but it was also the first album that really got me thinking differently about music in general. When I first heard it I hated it, I thought it was annoying, brash and a bit pretentious, but then I found myself needing to listen to it for no apparent reason. I would say that this album is the one that actually got me loving music and wanting to make my own music rather than just thinking something sounded amazing, this felt amazing to listen to. I didn't want to make the same music as At The Drive-In, but I took on board that idea of how music can be an identity, and you can take on loads of influences but theres no reason why you can't mix totally different things together and make it sound unique and amazing. I dont think Ive ever got there in my mind, but its way more fun trying to get there for than it was when I just wanted to play heavy nu-metal. I loved the passion, the rhythm and the lyrics. Theres other albums that have made me dance more, or has gave me chills more, but most of the music I like now I count as going via At The Drive-In. That's why for me its not just an awesome album, but something that has the potential to change the way you enjoy music and opens up loads of other artists to listen to.

 

Im sure loads of other people have an album that did the same for them, but thats mine. You might think it's s***, but it was the perfect album at the perfect time for me and I f***ing love it.

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I picked one! The other was merely an honourable mention.

 

That makes two, then, don't it? Pick one or the other.

 

 

Keefaz runs his threads with an Iron Fist.

 

Mate, if I had admin rights, he'd have been hoyed oot by now. What kind of evangelist picks THREE FUCKING RELIGIONS?

 

ONE, man! Pick ONE!

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Relationship of Command was a big one for me as well tbh.

 

First album I ever got properly into that wasn't at all mainstream.

 

I'd like to point out that I've seen them live. :snod:

 

Will have to give the original question some thought though.

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I'd also like to point out that I love how I still have absolutely no idea what the fuck Cedric is on about, but love trying to.

 

I mean, seriously, what the fuck!?

 

Taser taser kindergarten nap nap time

pacifier pacifies, yeah it pacifies

highchair crumbles unannounced

like a draft from outside

pacifier pacifies, yeah it pacifies

beacon shined a light from the faulty tower

pacifier pacifies, yeah it pacifies

colossal in tons, unknowing it wants

pacifier pacifies, yeah it pacifies

 

atop this podium

built of fixation

(they like to choke)

all utensils fixed on you

 

cranes perched in scows, in the windows they would peek

pacifier pacifies, yeah it pacifies

snuck inside the sound of sleep

pacifier pacifies, yeah it pacifies

don't sweat the hemorrhaging gland

don't sweat the hemorrhaging gland

pacifier pacifies, yeah it pacifies

feast upon your illness and let the puppet strings sag

pacifier pacifies, yeah it pacifies

 

atop this podium

built of fixation

(they like to choke)

all utensils fixed on you

(they like it)

 

atop this podium

split in confession

(they like it)

dripping with drool from the nerves of this sentence

dripping with drool from the nerves of this sentence

 

lazarus threw the party

lazarus threw the fight

 

lazarus threw the party

lazarus threw the fight

 

lazarus threw the party

(snuck inside the sound of sleep)

lazarus threw the fight

 

lazarus threw the party

(snuck inside the sound of sleep)

lazarus threw the fight

 

lazarus threw the party

lazarus threw the fight

 

lazarus threw the party

lazarus threw the fight

 

cloak a dagger plot her sovereign majesty

pacifier pacifies, yeah it pacifies

bullet ridden with vermin be it the peasant stark frenzy

pacifier pacifies, yeah it pacifies

held onto its tusks, naked and disrobed

pacifier pacifies, yeah it pacifies

and the emperor still wears no clothes

pacifier pacifies, yeah it pacifies

 

atop this podium

built of fixation

(they like to choke)

all utensils fixed on you

(they like it)

 

atop this podium

split in confession

(they like it)

dripping with drool from the nerves of this sentence

dripping with drool from the nerves of this sentence

 

confess (confess)...confess (confess)

dripping with drool from the nerves of this sentence

confess (confess)...confess (confess)

dripping with drool from the nerves of this sentence

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in/Casino/Out was better :pow:

 

Really though, Relationship of Command is an amazing album with so many great layers to uncover and not that it's really related to the album but their live show was out of this world - one of the best I've ever seen.

 

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For me, the album that really changed everything for me was So Long And Thanks For All The Shoes, the 1997 album by NOFX.  I had been kind of flirting with punk music for a while at the time and then I came across this album after someone bought it for me for a birthday and it didn't leave my cd player for months.  It was full of so much melody and emotion for being a punk album (up to that point I was listening to stuff like Screeching Weasel) that it really opened my eyes to what I never knew I loved about music.  I used to give my friend a ride home from high school and we would listen to it and sing along to every word and I would drop him off and by the time I got back to my house it would generally be on the last song and there were many afternoons I would sit in my driveway listening to the end of the cd.  In the long run, and why it was so important to me personally, was that it was the key which finally opened me up to the rest of this kind of music called punk (and eventually all of the other genres I listen to much more than punk these days).  It came to me in a really important time of my life and everytime I listen to it, I am transported directly back to those days singing with my friend in the car and I am thankful for all that this cd has brought me in my life since that point.

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Because I think it's easy to take music too seriously. Sometimes you need a break and reminded that it can be silly & fun.

 

 

EDIT: Mr Keefaz, that Jellyfish album did blow my mind when I first heard. Powerpop at its best.

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in/Casino/Out was better :pow:

 

 

I wholeheartedly agree. Theres even a case to be made that they didn't need to make Relationship of Command after I/C/O, but I never would have heard that without ROC.

 

 

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http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/4c/The_Presidents_of_the_United_States_of_America-The_Presidents_of_the_United_States_of_America.jpg

 

Because I think it's easy to take music too seriously. Sometimes you need a break and reminded that it can be silly & fun.

 

 

No fucking way!

 

Not Pinkerton!?

 

I'm in shock.

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