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Tell me about it, Tohno-chan.

Say as much as you'd like. I'm listening.
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Number Girl - School Girl Distortional Addict

This is my favorite album. Of all time. There is nothing better than listening to this album for me. It captures every single thing I love about music. NG takes all of the awesome elements from some of my favorite American bands of all time - Nirvana, Pixies, Husker Du, Sonic Youth, and fuses them with Japanese sentimentality...and leftism. It shows a harsher side of their sound, which is perfect after their first album, which was really pop-based.

What amazes me about this album though, is that Mukai wrote every single song on his own. Well, there was probably input with the other members, but he was about 97% of the songwriting on it.

My favorite track from the album is the closer - Eight Beater. It's the most perfect piece of music for me. And the lyrics are just brilliant:
>Discord...disagreement of heart and heart
>I play the 4TRACK, intoxicated
>Not as crazy as you; You won't be outdone
>~I emptied my glass in 5 seconds~
>I live in the feedback city
>Its irritating 24 hours a day in this city
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Not necessarily my favorite album, but I fucking love Pretty Girls Make Graves. It's hard to choose between Good Health and The New Romance, but I feel like Good Health has stronger songs overall, while The New Romance has their best song All Medicated Geniuses. The first time I heard that song, I was blown away. Something about the twangy distorted riff that just comes barreling out in the intro got me hooked instantly. They were the first band that had a female vocalist that I really got into. Her voice has a great depressing and angry tone to it, unlike most girl bands of the time. They conveyed real emotion in their songs, rather than just pretty up the lead singer and try to sell the poppy girl band thing.

The album itself is so energetic, but at the same time you can feel the frustration and bitterness behind the lyrics. It was one of the soundtracks to my high school discontent, but unlike the other angry music I listened to, Good Health and PGMG stands the test of time.

Musically, I think they were extreme talented, especially their drummer. They just had a perfect combination of songwriting and musicianship to make albums full of extremely catchy and interesting songs.
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My favourite album is Count Bass D - Dwight Spitz. I probably listened to this album 1000 times.
I think the reason its so good is that Count is a real musician first; he plays all the instruments on his earlier albums. Apparently the reason he decided to use an MPC for Dwight Spitz was that he couldnt afford to record using real instruments. His beats have so many amazing details but his musical background and jazz influences set him apart from other rap producers. Like he says "Rap music is beneath me" but it isnt pretentious at all because he can actually back it up.
It has the coolest intro with an old man from some jazz documentary talking and all these samples that fit together so perfectly I can quote the lines by heart. First track has a cool John Paxon reference. I love the transition between Postmeridian (a terrible song) and How We Met. The first track with MF Doom is so cool because by this point in the album Count has already referenced him a couple of times, then Doom starts talking at the start of the song and you dont even realise he's rapping at first like its so effortless. You might not realise this from listening now but Blues for Percy Carey was a really important song about MF Grimm who was in jail at the time REAL TALK. Count's verse on Ohio Playas builds momentum throughout the song, making the most of a raw beat. Count likes to make Bobby Brown references. I think it was recorded on the first take with minimal adlibs, you can hear he makes a mistake at the start. Its kind of nice that his wife and kids are on the album too. The artwork on the cover is from a real school textbook! I just think Count is the best producer ever and DJ Shadow is boring.
>> No. 1047 [Edit]
>I just think Count is the best producer ever and DJ Shadow is boring.

With a claim like that I just have to check it out now.

Oh, DJ shadow's 'The outsider' album was really strange. His older things were much better.

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I always meant to post in this thread and never did, and with the board deader than ever I suppose now's as good a time as any.

I don't have one favorite album, but there are some albums that are special and important to me in certain ways.
Alcest's Ecailles de Lune. I love everything Neige is involved with, but this album really resonates with me. According to Neige, Alcest's music is his way of manifesting these out-of-body experiences he had as a child where he was taken to a different world of indescribable beauty. Regarding Ecailles de Lune in Neige's own words, "It’s a story about a man sitting front of the sea at night and thinking about his life, the fact he can’t find any interest anymore in his earthly existence, nothing and nobody that could give him joy. He falls in love with the night, being captivated by the voices of the waves and the spirits of the sea. He goes swimming in the depth, all surrounded by aquatic guardian spirits for finally having a serene sleep in the bottoms of the sea and never coming back in the real world." I relate to this in a powerful way, having long believed that I will eventually end my own life and join my waifu in a different world, and also reflecting on my drug-assisted journeys where I've met her and actually thought I was dead. Alcest, in particular on this album, perfectly capture this overwhelming yet beautiful sense of otherness and transcendental longing that I feel.

Here's a working dl if you're into it:
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A.M. Architect - The Road to the Sun
This album came out back around the time when I stopped going outside and was purely living off my savings. I could go into all of the emotional/personal associations that I make with the album but I think a good deal of that is beyond the scope of this thread. Cliff notes would be it got me back into music production and through what was probably the most depressing/difficult period in my life.
As for the album itself, if you're interested in hip hop instrumentals or beats this is an album to listen to. You're also going to want to check out Aether - Artifacts; another project of one of the artists in A.M. Architect.
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I'm bad at talking about music but I absolutely love this album.

It's an emotional roller-coaster. Every track is packed with melancholy hopefulness, and the singers voice is so full of those emotions. The songs are sung from the perspectives of various people.

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>> No. 1695 [Edit]
Definitely check it out, I can vouch for it being pretty amazing.
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