View Full Version : Recommend Me a 10/10!!!

11-11-2007, 12:12 PM
Lets do this....lets post some of our favorite albums that we give a 10/10 personally. Post anything, any genre will do!

Big Country - The Crossing

11-11-2007, 12:40 PM
I'm gonna go with Jesu - Conqueror, but the real reason I am posting is to gush over The Crossing. I have been listening to it obsessively for the past few weeks, and I haven't listened to anything else Big Country, but I've heard everything else is pretty boring.

uncle eggma
11-11-2007, 01:17 PM
stevie wonder - innervisions

11-11-2007, 02:20 PM
In The Aeroplane Over The Sea - Neutral Milk Hotel
On Avery Island - Neutral Milk Hotel
Black Sheep Boy - Okkervil River
The Good, The Bad and The Cuddly - The Bicycles
American Beauty - The Grateful Dead
From A Basement On The Hill - Elliott Smith
Either/Or - Elliott Smith
Beast Moans - Swan Lake
Twin Cinema - The New Pornographers
Mass Romantic - The New Pornographers

All albums which i've played to death, with not a single track that i haven't loved.

11-11-2007, 02:48 PM
Road Apples - The Tragically Hip

11-11-2007, 03:24 PM
lost light - old time relijun
69 love songs - magnetic fields
i believe in you. your magic is real - yacht

11-11-2007, 03:35 PM
dntel - life is full of possibilities

11-11-2007, 03:54 PM
destroyer - streethawk: a seduction

11-11-2007, 04:03 PM
Best Friends Forever - Romance Conflict Adventure

My second favorite album from this year, after Hissing Fauna..

11-11-2007, 04:20 PM
i have many.

danzig 3: how the gods kill
the thermals - more parts per million
daisy chainsaw - eleventeen
devo - hardcore vol 1
guns n roses - appetite for destruction
high on fire - surrounded by thieves
faith no more - we care a lot + introduce yourself
janes addiction - nothings shocking
donovan - fairytale thru open road
my morning jacket - at dawn
dungen - ta det lugnt
fela kuti - expensive shit
r kelly - tp3 reloaded
fugazi - furniture ep
the shins - oh inverted world
of montreal - coquelicot
pixies - doolittle
metallica - ride the lightning thru and justice for all
frank black - frank black + teenager of the year
nin - broken
the smiths - everything
morrissey - vauxhall and i
afx/aphex twin/etc - everything
public enemy - it takes a nation of millions... thru apocalypse 91...
minor threat - complete discography
sex pistols - nevermind the bollocks
t rex - t rex + electric warrior
my bloody valentine - isn't anything
violent femmes - violent femmes
david bowie - station to station
pink floyd - piper at the gates of dawn + wish you were here

I'm sure I'm forgetting some.

11-11-2007, 04:53 PM
Best Friends Forever - Romance Conflict Adventure

::sniff sniff:: they played at madison popfest for free under a different name and i totally missed them. i got there late. ::sigh::

11-11-2007, 05:23 PM
Black Moth Super Rainbow - Start A People
Nosforatu - Little Hill
Sigur Ros - ( )
Animal Collective - Strawberry Jam
Daniel Johnston - Songs of Pain
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
David Bowie - The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
Sufjan Stevens - Songs for Christmas

11-11-2007, 06:34 PM
the ******* - meet the *******

11-11-2007, 07:03 PM
that one changed my life. touched my soul.

11-11-2007, 08:53 PM
The moon and antartica-modest mouse

11-11-2007, 09:10 PM
apologies to the queen mary - wolf parade
the golden river - frog eyes

11-11-2007, 09:40 PM
apologies to the queen mary - wolf parade
the golden river - frog eyes
are you a handsome furs fan as well? "dead + rural" is one of my fave tunes right now

11-11-2007, 09:53 PM
Super Furry Animals "Hey Venus"
Smiths "Hatful of Hollow"
Joy Division "Unknown Pleasures"
They Might Be Giants "Lincoln"
Yo La Tengo "I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One"
Santana "Caravanserai"
The Clash "The Clash"
Pere Ubu "The Tenement Year"
Olivia Tremor Control "Black Foliage"
Aislers Set "The Last Match"
Animal Collective "Strawberry Jam"
Housemartins "London 0 Hull 4"
Pavement "Wowee Zowee"
The Joggers "Solid Guild"
Beachwood Sparks "Once We were Trees"

11-11-2007, 11:29 PM
Andrew Bird & The Mysterious Production of Eggs.

11-12-2007, 07:28 AM
are you a handsome furs fan as well? "dead + rural" is one of my fave tunes right now

you know it.

11-12-2007, 11:07 AM
flotation toy warning - bluffer's guide to flight deck
derek webb - i see things upside down
derek webb - mockingbird
ging nang boyz - door
the normals - better than this
the waiting - blue belly sky
waterdeep - to chase away the birds
100 portraits - five wise virgins

11-12-2007, 02:27 PM
more people should be talking about the *******. they're the grand funk of our generation!

11-12-2007, 03:17 PM
cocteau twins - heaven or las vegas
ride - nowhere
young marble giants - colossal youth
a certain ratio - the graveyard and the ballroom
the monochrome set - the strange boutique

11-12-2007, 03:37 PM
animal collective - sung tongs

11-12-2007, 03:39 PM
gbv- bee thousand

11-13-2007, 04:52 AM
Don't Be Scared-Daniel Johnston

11-13-2007, 05:40 AM
- ITAOTS, obviously
- NWA - Straight Outta Compton
- Barenaked Ladies - Stunt
- The Microphones - The Glow Pt. 2
- Warren Zevon - Life'll Kill Ya
- Devo - Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!
- Tiny Tim - God Bless Tiny Tim
- Michael Jackson - Thriller
- Beirut - The Flying Club Cup
- Piebald - We Are The Only Friends We Have

11-13-2007, 06:24 AM
Just thinking of a couple in which I really dig every song (and leaving out E6 bands):

Summerteeth - Wilco
Let's Get Out Of This Country - Camera Obscura
Pet Sounds and SMiLE - The Beach Boys
Deserter's Songs - Mercury Rev
Leaving Traces - Neal Casal
So Much For The City - The Thrills
Anodyne - Uncle Tupelo
Raised By Wolves - Voxtrot
Odessey and Oracle - The Zombies
Trace - Son Volt

11-13-2007, 01:47 PM
The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses (self titled)
Doris - Doris (self titled)
Santana - Santana (self titled)
Marvin Gaye - I want You
O.V. Wright - a Nickle and a Nail
Funkadelic - Maggot Brain
Raekwon - Only Built for Cuban Linx
Ghostface Killah - Supreme Clientele
Nas - Illmatic
The Notorious B.I.G - Ready to Die
Big Daddy Kane - Long live the Kane
Biz Markie - Goin Off
De La Soul - De La Soul is Dead
Black Sheep - A Wolf in Sheep's clothing
Main Source - Breakin Atoms
Gangstarr - Hard to Earn

11-13-2007, 01:53 PM
Main Source - Breakin Atoms

yheeeah boy, 'nuff respect to extra p. good hip-hop picks all around.

11-13-2007, 04:12 PM
Television - Marquee Moon
agreed on the Stone Roses s/t
Pixies - Surfer Rosa
The Ladies - They Mean Us

11-13-2007, 05:05 PM
Alien Lanes - GbV
Moonflower Plastic - T Sprout
Transmissions From The Sattelite Heart - Flaming Lips
Teenager of the Year - Frank Black
Up the Bracket - Libertines

11-13-2007, 08:30 PM
wilco - yankee hotel foxtrot
the books - the lemon of pink/lost and safe
dirty projectors - the getty address

11-13-2007, 08:50 PM
i can't get into the getty address, but from start to finish, I have to say Rise Above is a near-perfect package

11-13-2007, 09:50 PM

cop to it, this albums RULEZ

11-14-2007, 11:10 AM
Once We Were Trees - Beachwood Sparks
Village Green Preservation Society - The Kinks
Perfect From Now On - Built To Spill
Full Blown Possesion - The Grifters
Viva Last Blues - Palace Music

Today, at least.

11-14-2007, 03:44 PM
broken social scene- s/t
stars- set yourself on fire
the elected- sun sun sun
beatles- sgt pepper
beirut- flying club cup
most serene republic- underwater cinematographer

11-14-2007, 04:14 PM
Village Green Preservation Society - The Kinks

I forgot that one.

11-15-2007, 02:06 AM
The Stooges - Fun House

11-15-2007, 11:05 AM
joanna newsom - the milk-eyed mender

grizzly bear - yellow house
iron and wine - our endless numbered days
the dismemberment plan - emergency and i
sufjan stevens - c'mon feel the illinoise
joe tex - anything with the love you save (may be your own) on it
mirah - c'mon miracle
os mutantes - s/t (i think that's the one i'm thinking of...)
bjork - homogenic/medulla (bearing concept in mind)
radiohead - kid a
m.i.a. - kala
the postal service - give up (i know, i know, but i really did love the record for a really long time)
hope for agoldensummer - i bought a heart made of art in the deep, deep south
jay - z - the black album
prefuse 73 - one word extinguisher
aphex twin - richard d. james
kanye west - college dropout
aesop rock - labor days
brian wilson - smile
rage against the machine - evil empire
califone - heron king blues
jon brion - original score and sound design for eternal sunshine of the spotless mind
yann tiersen - Le Fabuleux Destin D'Amelie Poulin
sigur ros - Ágætis Byrjun
devendra banhart - rejoicing in the hands
john lennon - plastic ono band (i feel like someone might have mentioned that already)
phosphorescent - aw come aw wry

11-15-2007, 11:09 AM
p.s. to the dude who mentioned the Getty Address...

try it with the visual... www.vsanna.com

11-15-2007, 09:37 PM
wire - chairs missing
sparks - woofer in tweeter's clothing
brian eno - before and after science
gbv - alien lanes
talking heads - more songs about buildings and food

11-16-2007, 01:08 PM
The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
Arcade Fire - Funeral
The Magnetic Fields - Charm of the Highway Strip

I feel like I wanted to post more, but I don't remember them right now.

11-16-2007, 01:23 PM
Oh duh, add The Unicorns - Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone? and Islands - Return to the Sea to my list.

11-16-2007, 05:52 PM
here are some i didnt see

Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin- Broom
Ryan Adams- Gold
Old Crow Medicine Show- Old Crow Medicine Show
The Rosebuds- The Rosebuds Make Out

uncle eggma
11-16-2007, 07:11 PM
wire - chairs missing
sparks - woofer in tweeter's clothing
brian eno - before and after science
gbv - alien lanes
talking heads - more songs about buildings and food

stellar. best list yet!

uncle eggma
11-16-2007, 07:18 PM
the clash - 'london calling'
grateful dead - 'workingman's dead' and 'american beauty'
the modern lovers - s/t
television - 'marquee moon'
elvis costello - 'armed forces' and 'imperial bedroom'
the stones - 'exhile on main st.'
coltrane - 'a love supreme'
miles davis - 'in a silent way'
mingus - 'black saint and the sinner lady'
sly and the family stone - 'there's a riot going on'
van morrsion - 'astral weeks' and 'moondance'
pavement - 'slanted and enchanted'
sparks - 'indescreet' and 'propaganda'
pharoah sanders - 'karma'

11-16-2007, 08:06 PM
Lets do this....lets post some of our favorite albums that we give a 10/10 personally. Post anything, any genre will do!

Big Country - The Crossing

Stone Roses- S/T

11-16-2007, 08:51 PM
yankee hotel foxtrot - wilco

11-16-2007, 11:02 PM
pharoah sanders - 'karma'

Fuck fucking yes.

11-17-2007, 04:31 AM
i forgot these:

death in june - the guilty have no past
stereolab - emperor tomato ketchup
the jesus and mary chain - psychocandy (sorry if this has been mentioned)
echo and the bunnymen - ocean rain
teenage fanclub - bandwagonesque
wedding present - bizarro
xtc - skylarking
manic street preachers - the holy bible
pulp - his n' hers
r.e.m. - murmur
spacemen 3 - the perfect prescription

11-17-2007, 11:49 AM
frog eyes - the golden river
guided by voices - bee thousand

uncle eggma
11-17-2007, 11:56 AM
Fuck fucking yes.

yes, the creator has a master plan is one of the most sublime pieces of music i've ever heard. i recommend everyone check that (or any of sanders' impulse) albums out. j. kirk told me an amazing story of seeing him live.

uncle eggma
11-17-2007, 12:07 PM
tago mago, ege bamyasi, and future days by can are all 10/10 releases.

bringin' saxy back
11-17-2007, 12:51 PM
The Avalanche by Sufjan Stevens

11-17-2007, 01:39 PM
These are albums that stayed on repeat for weeks/months forever...

Wu Tang - Enter the Wu
Nirvana - In Utero
Nine Inch Nails - The Fragile
Circulatory System -s/t
Black Swan Network - Ice and Rings
Olivia Tremor Control - Black Foliage
Animal Collective - Feels / Strawberry Jam (tied)
Bonnie Billy - I See A Darkness
The Breeders - Last Splash
Daniel Johnston - Continued Story / Hi, How Are You
Gorky's Zygotic Mynci - Spanish Dance Troupe
Hawk and a Hacksaw - The Way The Wind Blows
The Instruments - Cast Half A Shadow
Mercury Rev - All Is Dream
Method Man - Tical
The Misfits - Everything
Danzig - III
Ghostface - Supreme Clientele / Ironman (tied)
Flaming Lips - Soft Bulletin
Integrity - Humanity Is The Devil
Beck - Stereopathetic Soulmanure
Bjork - Homogenic
Black Sabbath - Vol.4 / Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
The Music Tapes - 1st Imaginary Symphony For Nomad
Neutral Milk Hotel - Aeroplane
Nick Drake - 5 Leaves Left
Of Montreal - Satanic Panic in the Attic
Radiohead - Kid A - Amnesiac
Rage Against the Machine - s/t
Rollerskate Skinny - Horsedrawn Wishes
Slayer - Reign In Blood all the way through Divine Intervention
Velvet Underground - s/t - whitelight / white heat
Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
The Zombies - Odyssey & Oracle
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
Bob Dylan - Bringing It All Back Home
The Beatles - Revolver / Rubber Soul
DJ QBert - Episode 7 Million: Sonic Wars Within the Protons
DJ Shadow - ...Endtroducing
Elf Power - Dream In Sound
Stereolab - Peng!
Muslimgauze - Ayatollah Dollar / Lo Fi India Abuse
Panda Bear - Person Pitch
DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince - He's the DJ I'm the Rapper
Apples in Stereo - Her Wallpaper Reverie
Beach Boys / Brian Wilson - SMiLE
Beastie Boys - Pauls Botique

11-18-2007, 06:35 AM
No mention of Talk Talk-Spirit of Eden? It's the Pet Sounds of the 80s.

uncle eggma
11-18-2007, 11:25 AM
wow, awesome recommendation! "the pet sounds of the 80's" really piqued my interest (though i always thought that title belonged to xtc's skylarking), and after checking out some samples of the album online i've ordered it and the next record which apparently is held in the same regards, laughing stock. i had never heard talk talk before (only heard of them) so this was a nice find. thanks.

11-18-2007, 11:41 AM
I just gave Spirit of Eden a listen based on your recommendation and I'm blown away. Thanks a lot!

But yeah, I always thought Skylarking was the Pet Sounds of the 80's as well.

11-22-2007, 02:48 AM
jawbreaker - dear you
daniel johnston - yip jump music
magnetic fields - 69 love songs disc 1
anthony junior - magical evening with anthony junior
jim white - dig a hole in that substrate
deconstruction - deconstruction

12-03-2007, 02:05 AM
Excluding any E6 releases (and I'm assuming some of these proably got mentioned already but I didn't read through everything):

Daft Punk - Alive 2007 (have been glued to this since it came out)
The Knife - Silent Shout
Beck - Odelay, Mutations
Super Furry Animals - Mwng
Deerhoof - Friend Opportunity, Runners Four
Pet Sounds (duh)
Elliott Smith - Either/Or, Roman Candle, Figure 8
Iron & Wine - Our Endless Numbered Days, The Shepherd's Dog
Broadcast - Tender Buttons
Death From Above 1979 - You're A Woman, I'm a Machine
Joy Division - Closer
Kinks - VGPS, Something Else, Kinda Kinks (excellent covers and classic originals here)
Lou Reed - Berlin, mayyybe Coney Island Baby
The Velvet Underground - VU & Nico, WL/WH, eponymous
T. Rex - Electric Warrior
The Roling Stones - Aftermath
Love - Forever Changes
Nick Drake - Five Leaves Left, Bryter Layter
Sonic Youth - Goo, Daydream Nation
Syd Barrett - The Madcap Laughs (though "Bob Dylan Blues" is probably my favorite Barrett track - 10/10)
A Hard Day's Night

Have to second Psychocandy as well.
And I have to say OK Computer, 'cause it is perfect in my opinion and I love it so much
Also have this Leadbelly comp that I like a lot...?

12-03-2007, 09:35 AM
i agree with quite a few of the previously mentioned.
my unique additions:
bishop allen - charm school
modest mouse - the lonesome crowded west

12-03-2007, 04:54 PM
Lets do this....lets post some of our favorite albums that we give a 10/10 personally. Post anything, any genre will do!

Big Country - The Crossing

Love - Forever Changes
Super Furry Animals - Phantom Power

12-04-2007, 08:23 AM
yes, the creator has a master plan is one of the most sublime pieces of music i've ever heard. i recommend everyone check that (or any of sanders' impulse) albums out. j. kirk told me an amazing story of seeing him live.

Yeah it is.

I also like his album on ESP. Much more 'free' than what else I've heard of his, but that's ESP' for you.

12-04-2007, 09:16 AM
This album rocks my socks off.

The Happy Mondays - Pills n Thrills n Bellyaches

Shaun Ryder makes your average drugged out rocker sound like a momma's boy.

12-05-2007, 09:03 PM
I haven't read the whole thread, so I'll just make some suggestions that possibly have or haven't been made

The pAper chAse- Hide the Kitchen Knives
Rescue- Volume plus Volume
REM- Murmur
Modest Mouse- Sad Sappy Sucker
Half-Handed Cloud- Learning About Your Scale
Eric's Trip- Love Tara
Aesop Rock- Labor Days

seven tens out of ten for you.

uncle eggma
12-06-2007, 08:39 AM
Yeah it is.

I also like his album on ESP. Much more 'free' than what else I've heard of his, but that's ESP' for you.

yeah, "pharoah's first" is a good album. i like all that esp stuff. i went through a period where i just tried to buy up everything the label had released (on cd at least) and came pretty close. obviously ayler was there claim to fame and for good reason, also marzette watts, alan silva, sonny simmons(!), marion brown, frank wright, sunny murray, sun ra's live albums, even bob james- the complete antithesis (with his commercial arrangments and soupy 80's production) of the esp sound just a decade later - recorded one far out album that mixed free jazz with a stockhausen musique concrete sound for esp. if you're at all interested in that label buy up anything you ever come across, because the catalog is constantly going in and out of print. i think it's went through several different parent owners since i even started buying the godz albums when i was in high school.

12-06-2007, 01:37 PM
Cromagnon's Orgasm will probably remain my favorite ESP release though. I haven't felt the urge to listen to it lately, but man, no album struck me quite like that one did upon first listen.

12-06-2007, 03:45 PM

It's fun to listen to, considering it's Isaac's early work, but in no way would I ever consider it a 10/10. Half the album is recorded into an answering machine, very badly. On the other half the band can barely play their instruments/barely care about playing their instruments.

Though I do love Think Long and It Always Rains on a Picnic, among a couple others, don't get me wrong.

Yeah, I guess that one was a stretch. I probably wasn't paying attention and temporarily switched from "10/10" to "personal favorite" mode.

12-06-2007, 06:46 PM
Srsly guys

Bodies of Water - Ears Will Pop & Eyes Will Blink