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#1  Edited By Bulldog19892

You know, that one album that you love so much, and leaves you incredibly surprised that no one else seems to know of? Here are mine:

Built to Spill - Perfect From Now On
Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane Over the Sea
Origamibiro - Cracked Mirrors and Stopped Clocks

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#2  Edited By Balls

Ok Computer Done.

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Revolver - The Beatles
Twelve shots on the Rocks - Hanoi Rocks
Back in Black - AC/DC
News of the World - Queen

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Silver Jews - American Water

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#5  Edited By LCad

hey i bet a dude will come in here and say that this should be redirected to the Music Discussion Topic

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#6  Edited By Balls

True but before that happens. 

joanna newsome - ys
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#7  Edited By fr0br0

Nas - Illmatic

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#8  Edited By Balls

Oh also, 

Porthishead- third
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#9  Edited By fr0br0
Balls said:
"Oh also, 
Porthishead- third
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I checked out their first two albums, but I couldn't get into it. Massive Attack fan for life.
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#10  Edited By Balls

Well it's just two different tastes. Massive attack rarely goes off time... portishead? The third album is brilliant.

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#11  Edited By fr0br0

Maybe if I'm ever bored enough, I'll check it out. Also I've always wondered this, is it pronounced Portish-Head or Portis-Head?

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#12  Edited By Balls

Head not shead. It's trip hop. Kinda like Tricky except not shitty.
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#13  Edited By fr0br0

Yeah, I know it's trip hop. I love groups like Gorillaz, Frou Frou and Morcheeba. And I agree that Tricky is shitty as hell.

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#14  Edited By Balls

Y'know for some reason I never considered Gorillaz as trip hop. I like them but never categorized them like that. Do you listen to stuff like The Go Team? What the hell is that category?

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#15  Edited By fr0br0

Never heard of them.

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It's actually the music that is on the first LBP trailers. I was really surprised to hear them there. 

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#17  Edited By adam_grif
Bulldog19892 said:
"You know, that one album that you love so much, and leaves you incredibly surprised that no one else seems to know of? Here are mine:

Built to Spill - Perfect From Now On
Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane Over the Sea
Origamibiro - Cracked Mirrors and Stopped Clocks"
BS, I own that album.

I feel cheated.
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Black_Rose said:
"Revolver - The Beatles
Twelve shots on the Rocks - Hanoi Rocks
Back in Black - AC/DC
News of the World - Queen"
I assume you're joking? Especially considering Revolver is one of the best selling albums of all time, as well as one  of the most critically acclaimed. 
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#19  Edited By Bulldog19892
Balls said:
"Ok Computer Done."
Seriously? Ok Computer is one of the most celebrated albums of all time!
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#20  Edited By Bulldog19892
stabmasta said:
"In the Aeroplane Over the Sea is amazing."
It's my favorite album.
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#21  Edited By Shervin

Daft Punk - Discovery

Eminem - The Slim Shady LP
Twista - Kamikaze
Linkin Park - Hybrid Theory
M.I.A. - Kala
Justice - Cross
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#22  Edited By Earthbounder

Automatic for the People - R.E.M.
New Adventures in Hi-Fi - R.E.M.
Lifes Rich Pageant - R.E.M.
London Calling - The Clash
Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd
Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
Animals - Pink Floyd
Is This It - The Strokes
Songs for the Deaf - Queens of The Stone Ages

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#23  Edited By Bulldog19892
Balls said:
"Ok Computer Done."
Black_Rose said:
"Revolver - The Beatles
Twelve shots on the Rocks - Hanoi Rocks
Back in Black - AC/DC
News of the World - Queen"
Earthbounder said:
"Automatic for the People - R.E.M.
New Adventures in Hi-Fi - R.E.M.
Lifes Rich Pageant - R.E.M.

London Calling - The Clash
Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd
Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
Animals - Pink Floyd
Is This It - The Strokes
Songs for the Deaf - Queens of The Stone Ages
"
All of these are very well known albums. Some are even considered the greatest albums of all-time. Are people posting albums they've heard of, but haven't actually listened to? This thread is about those obscure gems you come across that blow your mind.
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#24  Edited By adam_grif
Bulldog19892 said:
"stabmasta said:
"In the Aeroplane Over the Sea is amazing."
It's my favorite album."
Used to be my favorite, and ITAOTS used to be my fave song also. It's still in top 10 for songs, and 4 for albums, but they have been overtaken.

But it's hardly as obscure as it once was. Any thread on 4chan /mu/, the music channel, where you ask people for music recommendation gets at least one, usually 5-6, mentions of ITAOTS.
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#25  Edited By whyzenheimer

Specifically calling out Black_Rose and Earthbounder, most of what you listed is incredibly popular. 

I listen to a strange mix of things, but two albums I like that many don't seem to are Mindless Self Indulgence's Frankenstein Girls Will Seem Strangely Sexy and Trickster by Kidneythieves.

And by the way I love the first two portishead albums, as well as the first two massive attack albums, but I also hate tricky.  Go figure.

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#26  Edited By Bulldog19892
adam_grif said:
"Bulldog19892 said:
"stabmasta said:
"In the Aeroplane Over the Sea is amazing."
It's my favorite album."
Used to be my favorite, and ITAOTS used to be my fave song also. It's still in top 10 for songs, and 4 for albums, but they have been overtaken.

But it's hardly as obscure as it once was. Any thread on 4chan /mu/, the music channel, where you ask people for music recommendation gets at least one, usually 5-6, mentions of ITAOTS."
Right, I know, but 4chan is hardly mainstream. I can also remember when the Pixies were obscure.
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#27  Edited By danielkempster

This probably should be in the Music Discussion Topic, but what the hell.

I'm gonna say Darktown by Steve Hackett. A really great example of modern prog rock, with some truly epic guitar work. Here's the title track:

  
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Bleach - Nirvana
Broken Boy Soldiers - The Raconteurs
Cowboys From Hell - Pantera
Rust In Peace - Megadeth
Facelift - Alice In Chains

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#30  Edited By Demilich

ITT - ALBUMS EVERYBODY HAS HEARD.

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Balls said:
"joanna newsome - ys"
This is one of my favorites, too. Or maybe I like Milk-Eyed Mender more. I don't know.

Aeroplane Over the Sea has a few fantastic songs, but the overall album never really got me hard.


I don't know how popular it is, but I think my favorite album of all time is:

Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer? - Of Montreal.

Skeletal Lamping (They're new album) absolutely blows. I've never been so disappointed in my life.

Oh, and:

Chutes Too Narrow - The Shins.
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#32  Edited By Black_Rose
Bulldog19892 said:
All of these are very well known albums. Some are even considered the greatest albums of all-time. Are people posting albums they've heard of, but haven't actually listened to? This thread is about those obscure gems you come across that blow your mind."
Shit i missunderstood the question, then mine would be:
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#33  Edited By Earthbounder
Bulldog19892 said:
"Balls said:
"Ok Computer Done."
Black_Rose said:
"Revolver - The Beatles
Twelve shots on the Rocks - Hanoi Rocks
Back in Black - AC/DC
News of the World - Queen"
Earthbounder said:
"Automatic for the People - R.E.M.
New Adventures in Hi-Fi - R.E.M.
Lifes Rich Pageant - R.E.M.

London Calling - The Clash
Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd
Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
Animals - Pink Floyd
Is This It - The Strokes
Songs for the Deaf - Queens of The Stone Ages
"
All of these are very well known albums. Some are even considered the greatest albums of all-time. Are people posting albums they've heard of, but haven't actually listened to? This thread is about those obscure gems you come across that blow your mind."
lol... When I posted for the first time I hadn't read the "never" on the title of the topic, sorry. XD
I have actually heard all albums I mentioned. Now to answer it properly I will mention some albums from the bands I mentioned.

Meddle - Pink Floyd (It doesn't get as much attention as it deserves)
Sandinista - The Clash (It has way too many songs and most people aren't able to fully listen to it but there are some hidden gems here)
R.E.M. - Fables of the Reconstruction
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#34  Edited By ScaryDoor

Greatest Hits-The Beatles.

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#35  Edited By demonbear
ScaryDoor said:
"Greatest Hits-The Beatles."
Even a metalhead like me has to admit, this is pretty hard to beat.


But i'd go with AC\DC's Back in Black if i had to pick just one.
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#36  Edited By danielkempster
demonbear said:
"ScaryDoor said:
"Greatest Hits-The Beatles."
Even a metalhead like me has to admit, this is pretty hard to beat.


But i'd go with AC\DC's Back in Black if i had to pick just one."
Both of those are insanely popular. Methinks you've missed the point of the thread: to list obscure albums you love, that nobody else seems to have heard of.
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#37  Edited By demonbear

My bad then, lemme try again :


Finntroll - Nattfodd   If you feel like you're angry but you could drink and dance also, that's the bomb. Black Metal + Polka = Finntroll.
Star One - Space Metal    Arjen Lucassen had this project with various artists, its basically a compilation of songs about Sci fi movies he liked. the songs are awesome. Check it out.

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#38  Edited By Metasin

yeah people are completely missing the point as far as obscurity goes

Cody Chesnutt-Headphone Masterpiece
Jedi Mind Ticks-Violent By Design
Saul Williams-Amethyst Rock Star
Vaselines-The Way of the Vaselines
Operation Ivy-Energy
Rakim-The 18th Letter (not really obscure, but not nearly enough "hip-hop fans" checking for it) 

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#39  Edited By MattyFTM  Moderator

Hayseed Dixie - A Hillbilly Tribute to AC/DC
Hayseed Dixie - A Hillbilly Tribute to Mountain Love
Hayseed Dixie - Kiss My Grass: A Hillbilly Tribute to Kiss
Hayseed Dixie - Let There Be Rockgrass
Hayseed Dixie - A Hot Piece of Grass

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#40  Edited By Metamorphic

Buckethead - Population Override

Buckethead - Colma
Buckethead - Electric Tears
The Cult - Dreamtime
Diamond Head - Lightning to the Nations
Brad Sucks - I Don't Know What I'm Doing
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Hella - The Devil Isn't Red
Embrace - Embrace
Tom Waits - Alice
Nick Cave - All work by Nick Cave
The Klingonz - Best of The Klingonz
Man or Astro-man? - Destroy All Astro-Men
Beirut - The Flying Club Cup
Adam Green - Garfield
DeVotchKa - Super Melodrama and Una Volta
Naked City - All Work

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#42  Edited By DualReaver

At some point I am going to have to actually listen to 'In the Aeroplane over the Sea'. I've always heard about it but never bothered to listen to it. >_>

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#43  Edited By peter_j
elbow said:
"

When I turned 15 my pops bought me a few CDs...

Ride the Lightning - Metallica
Master of the Puppets - Metallica
Great Southern Trendkill - Pantera
Blood Reign - Slayer

Revelation.

"
Whight_Knight said:
"Bleach - Nirvana
Broken Boy Soldiers - The Raconteurs
Cowboys From Hell - Pantera
Rust In Peace - Megadeth
Facelift - Alice In Chains
"
These are all well known albums, but whatever, they're awesome ones!
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#44  Edited By Bulldog19892
DualReaver said:
"At some point I am going to have to actually listen to 'In the Aeroplane over the Sea'. I've always heard about it but never bothered to listen to it. >_>"
You definitely should. Here are some more albums:

Hayden - Everything I Long For
Atlas Sound - Let The Blind Lead Who Can See But Cannot Feel
Built To Spill - Keep It Like A Secret
Pagoda - Pagoda
Explosions in the Sky - Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Die, Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Live Forever
Modest Mouse - Building Nothing Out of Something ('Never Ending Math Equation' is the best Modest Mouse song ever)
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#45  Edited By jakob187

Spill by Locus

Obligatory Bloodshed EP by The Burr Conspiracy
Your Body Above Me by Black Lab
Peach Tree by Pollen
and anything by Rusty Cooley
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#47  Edited By Bulldog19892
LCad said:
"hey i bet a dude will come in here and say that this should be redirected to the Music Discussion Topic"
I know. That topic is such a terrible idea. Music is such a broad subject with so many different ways to talk about it, that it's pretty narrow-minded to put all music discussion in a single thread. Next you'll start seeing "Movie Disscussion Topic" and "TV Show Discussion Topic" and "Book Discussion Topic" and "Religious Discussion Topic". That way we can eliminate all that pesky discussion cluttering up our forums.
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#48  Edited By adam_grif
Bulldog19892 said:
"adam_grif said:
"Bulldog19892 said:
"stabmasta said:
"In the Aeroplane Over the Sea is amazing."
It's my favorite album."
Used to be my favorite, and ITAOTS used to be my fave song also. It's still in top 10 for songs, and 4 for albums, but they have been overtaken.

But it's hardly as obscure as it once was. Any thread on 4chan /mu/, the music channel, where you ask people for music recommendation gets at least one, usually 5-6, mentions of ITAOTS."
Right, I know, but 4chan is hardly mainstream. I can also remember when the Pixies were obscure."
4chan is one of the most high-traffic websites in existence. It's like number 8 or something.
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#49  Edited By adam_grif
DualReaver said:
"At some point I am going to have to actually listen to 'In the Aeroplane over the Sea'. I've always heard about it but never bothered to listen to it. >_>"
  
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#50  Edited By Bulldog19892
adam_grif said:
"Bulldog19892 said:
"adam_grif said:
"Bulldog19892 said:
"stabmasta said:
"In the Aeroplane Over the Sea is amazing."
It's my favorite album."
Used to be my favorite, and ITAOTS used to be my fave song also. It's still in top 10 for songs, and 4 for albums, but they have been overtaken.

But it's hardly as obscure as it once was. Any thread on 4chan /mu/, the music channel, where you ask people for music recommendation gets at least one, usually 5-6, mentions of ITAOTS."
Right, I know, but 4chan is hardly mainstream. I can also remember when the Pixies were obscure."
4chan is one of the most high-traffic websites in existence. It's like number 8 or something."
Oh, dear lord help us.