Steve T Power wrote:AC/DC - Powerage - Bon Scott era AC/DC at their absolute meanest. The blues influences and barroom vibe permeates the whole album, and every track is a winner. 'Rock n Roll Damnation' would be the best tune this band ever laid to tape if they hadn't written 'If you want Blood (You got It)'. I'm amazed that more people don't go to this one more often, it's the ultimate "groove" album. Music you can nod(or bang if you prefer) your head to. It's what classic AC/DC was all about before they were converted into a radio band, which sounds more disdainful than i mean for it to.
erich wrote:Arthur or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire by The Kinks. An underrated album from one of the most underrated rock band of all time. The Kinks walk the fine line between rock swagger and parody like no one else. Between this album and The Kinks are the Village Green Preservation Society (on my short list of best albums), they really captured the essence of a proper Britain that was quickly crumbling.
tucco wrote:Infidels......Bob Dylan some great songs on there
Gabriel Girard wrote:Actually I have a question for Mancini. I know you love Zappa but I don't really know where critics hang with him. What do you think would be an underrated Zappa album? Would you say that most of his albums are underrated?
Dan Mancini wrote:Gabriel Girard wrote:Actually I have a question for Mancini. I know you love Zappa but I don't really know where critics hang with him. What do you think would be an underrated Zappa album? Would you say that most of his albums are underrated?
Critics pretty much fawn over Zappa, but a lot of his stuff is still underrated. Freak Out! doesn't get nearly the credit it deserves considering it was released a full year before Sgt Pepper's and is far more revolutionary. We're Only In It for the Money should be more highly regarded, both because it's musically and structurally complex and because The Mothers had the balls to call the hippie counterculture out as a fraud and a fashion trend in 1968. While the rock 'n roll industrial complex was pointing its collective finger at the squares, Zappa was pointing his finger at rock 'n roll and declaring that it was just as full of shit as LBJ, Nixon, and the rest of the establishment. Who else did that in the '60s?
Skipping ahead to the end of his career, no list of the greatest records of all time should exclude The Yellow Shark or Civilization Phaze III, as far as I'm concerned. They're masterpieces.
Gabriel Girard wrote:This might sound like heresy from an avowed Zappahead but i've never really cared for his "serious" music and I'm not really fond of the Synclavier.
Steve T Power wrote:I always kinda lumped Zappa into the same "I just don't get it" list that i put Radiohead on.
Yeah, i'm a heathen.
Stubblecat wrote:I know I'll get some grief, but let it be said: Chinese Democracy by Guns 'N Roses is excellent.
Unfortunately endless bad press, no videos, no tour and a complete lack of promotion killed any momentum there could have been for this record. But it garnered a lot of great reviews and ended up on a lot of best-of 2008 lists.
But as an album itself, CD plays out like a huge theatrical piece. If someone were enterprising enough, they should really adapt it into a musical stage show.
tucco wrote:Pink Floyd - The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn and The Rolling Stones' Their Satanic Majestic Request - I also like these more than Sgt Pepper...-Gabriel Girard
The fact that you said you like these better than Sgt. Pepper (plus your mention of the Cramps) marks you as a true hipster.
Not kidding either...!
Dimwitted wrote:GG, don't you feel that Cohen got a lot better as he aged?
Gabriel Girard wrote:
Metallica - Load and Reload - Like a lot of people I didn't appreciate them on my first listens but they grew on me
Aimee Mann - Lost In Space anything Aimee doesis underrated but I think this one and The Forgotten Arm are her most underrated.
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