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Album most personally significant

#1 Post by Telemachus » 07 Dec 2008 07:32

Alright, BG forum, what album has consistently floored you? Any style, so long as it's an important record for you. Personally, I've listened to a lot of weird shit, but Bob Dylan's "Blood on the Tracks" never fails to give me goosebumps.
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#2 Post by skos » 08 Dec 2008 03:57

Loreena McKennitt - The Book Of Secrets

It's not the best album I've ever heard, not even her best album, but it somehow makes me feel just unconfused (if there is a word like that, that is) and peaceful. And it's probably one of two albums that have the same effect on me whenever I listen, the other being NiME.
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#3 Post by Joost » 08 Dec 2008 16:49

Pain of Salvation - The Perfect Element Part 1, probably. It's also my favourite album of all time, and has held that title since 2002.
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#4 Post by Naurbereth » 08 Dec 2008 22:56

Howard Shore - The return of the king

I love Lotr and all soundtracks on this cd are brilliant in any way and makes me relax..
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#5 Post by Skalds » 02 Jan 2009 08:08

Rush - Caress of Steel
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#6 Post by West Virginia Mule » 02 Jan 2009 11:03

Star One - Space Metal
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#7 Post by Lord Borbak » 03 Jan 2009 00:07

Ulver - Perdition City
NIN - The Fragile
Marilyn Manson - Mechanical Animals
Tom Waits - Orphans : Brawlers, Bawlers and Bastards
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#8 Post by eolas » 03 Jan 2009 10:38

Rush - Roll the Bones

It's one of the most thematic albums I've ever heard, every song defines another side of chance and every song also sounds good. The cover flow is artistic etc etc... It's really great and gives me the energy for life.
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#9 Post by ariellajem » 04 Jan 2009 10:45

Century Child (Nightwish) was life changing for me. It was the first time I realized that there was a place for metal without growling and screaming and led me to bands like Blind Guardian and Symphony X and Angra and Kamelot (my four favorite bands now).

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#10 Post by Wicked Child » 09 Jan 2009 18:00

IFTOS - This right band we like
Painkiller - JUDAS PRIEST
AC/DC - Ballbreaker
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#11 Post by t.a.j. » 09 Jan 2009 20:06

Skyclad - The Silent Whales Of Lunar Sea

My first Skyclad and the first band I "discovered" all by myself.

Manowar - Triumph Of Steel

My first metal album. Though I'm not much of a fan of this album anymore, it will always be important to me in some way.

At The Gates - Terminal Spirit Desease

This just speaks very directly to me. No music has ever felt this intense to me.
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#12 Post by blind-man » 16 Jan 2009 01:44

Dire Straits - Dire Straits

They were my first favorite band, and introduced me to the world of great guitar playing. That cd has spinned more times on my stereo than any other one I have. I spent a long time without listening to it, but recently I've been "rediscovering" my love for Dire Straits (although it never actually went away). Still some of the most beautiful guitar works I've ever heard.
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#13 Post by Bender B. Rodriguez » 20 Jan 2009 01:05

Faith No More - King for a day,fool for a lifetime is on the top of my list.
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#14 Post by kraemerdrummer » 21 Jan 2009 17:49

Helios-Eingya
This album is simply gorgeous

Hymie's Basement-Hymie's Basement
First album to get me onto experimental/avent-garde(?I think I spelled that wrong) rap.
Weird stuff but really excellent

Animal Collective-Merriweather Post Pavilion
I didn't really like Animal Collective til this one that just came out. It's been stuck in my head for far too long.

Explosions in the Sky-All of A Sudden I Miss Everyone
This album got me onto instrumental/post rock

LSD and the Search for God-LSD and the Search For God
Best 5 track EP I ever heard. And it got me onto shoegaze.
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#15 Post by Ornendil » 22 Jan 2009 16:02

Has to be either Nightfall in Middle-Earth, because it got me into music (made me starting to listen actively to music instead of just having it as an annoying background beat at parties). Or perhaps Elvenking - Heathenreel because it was the opening door to mixed genres for me.
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#16 Post by Dreamflight » 15 Feb 2009 16:21

I can say that the original soundtrack of Final Fantasy The Spirits Within is gradually becoming one very special record for me. Its some of the most intense music I've ever heard.

About the "one" album...I guess haven't found yet (thanx havens).
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#17 Post by Celuden Aerwyn » 20 May 2009 08:04

mc chris is dead is easily the most important album in my life

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#18 Post by Skyclad » 20 May 2009 17:56

Skyclad "Wayward Sons Of Mother Earth".

Having following Martin Walkyier's career throughout the time he was in Sabbat, I was a little worried about what his new band that "mixes traditional folk music with Thrash Metal" would sound like. It was awesome. Great thrash, great vocal delivery and as with all Skyclad albums, lyrics that can't be topped. Not only are the lyrics written extremely well, they touch on the subjects I personally care about.
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#19 Post by Bender B. Rodriguez » 20 May 2009 18:57

i'd say Faith No More - King for a day...(etc)
i was going through some rough times as a drunken teenager and i bought this album with my first ever salary,it became and instant favorite and it really elevated my mood,still does.
There's also Rust in Peace by Megadeth,same deal.
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#20 Post by Sairin_Lote » 06 Jul 2009 17:34

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#21 Post by yamasidious » 29 Aug 2009 18:43

Totally non-metal...

Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
I absolutly LOVE this album, Although I am Metal to the core, I do feel that Billy Corgan is a Musical Genius.

Tool - Aenima
Great album from a great band! If you have heard this you know words can't do it justice!

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#22 Post by Twister » 21 Oct 2009 20:52

If I had to answer this question some months ago, I would've had problems to answer. Now I don't have anymore.

Nick Drake - Pink Moon

Recorded in a single take, at midnight, for two hours, just his voice and acoustic guitar (and a few piano notes on the title track), all in just 28 minutes of music. It's special. I think everyone should let this music in, at some point of life. The world would be a much better place.

This album got me out of a terrible moment of my life - when I didn't really see sort of exits. So it had the right to stand here, proudly :)

On a less dramatic hand, I can't help how Nightfall in Middle-Earth changed my way of listening to music. I consumed this record. By now I don't listen to it as I did in the past: I'm in so many different kinds of music. But when I do put this CD on, the thrill is always there! :twisted:

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#23 Post by Pathfinder » 22 Oct 2009 03:33

Nightfall In Middle - Earth. Definitely.
That's when everything started for me, where I found myself, and started expanding my music knowledge of Blind Guardian, and generally.

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#24 Post by Andreas » 22 Oct 2009 17:49

Don't want to be unoriginal, but I think Nightfall in Middle-Earth would be it for me.

Otherwise it could be
Rammstein - Reise, Reise
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HammerFall - Crimson Thunder

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#25 Post by LittleMissMetal » 02 Aug 2010 13:44

GNR - Appetite for Destruction, was my first rock or metal CD I think, so I'll always have a soft spot for it.

Personally significant otherwise? Hmm, my favourite album is probably Serenity's Fallen Sanctuary, so that one.
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