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03-26-2010, 06:59 AM
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Surely I can't be the only metalhead around here...
No, you're not.

Although I'm not into death metal (melodic or not), too much growling going on. I would like gothenburg metal music wise though, if it wasn't for the vocals.

That's the maximum of growling I can take:

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This post is old, but I was just browsing the thread and saw it, so if you're still looking for suggestions...Hoist would be a good place to start. It's their 5th album, and while all of the first 4 are different from one another, Hoist is a big departure from the first four altogether. Much more of a mainstream feel, it was kind of their big shot at commercial success, complete with an awful MTV video and everything. It absolutely is a pretty great album, though...and probably a good album for you to go to next. From there, I'd go with Billy Breathes, then Story of the Ghost. If you get through those three, you can then turn to the first 4 albums to hear what their music is really all about. I'd say you'll then find out if you're going to just be a more casual fan who generally appreciates their music that carries more of a wide appeal....or you may alternatively become full-blown obsessed.

I should also point out that amongst those first 4 albums, Junta totally takes the cake for me. It's the basis of what makes them so great. Really, I like all of the first 8 albums...the most recent 3 haven't done a whole lot for me, and each has been worse than the last. I like some tracks from Round Room and Undermind, but then they each have some tracks that are really pretty bad. Joy, I've barely given a chance, as I listened to a couple songs briefly and thought they were god awful...I'll give it more of a chance at some point just because it's them, but man some of that **** I heard was bad.

The Siket Disc I didn't mention. Listen to that if you're looking for more after the first 8. It's way more than worth it just for "My Left Toe", "What's the Use?", and "Happy Whip and Dung Song." Glorious, glorious stuff. Some other good stuff on there too. I wish they'd do another album or three in the vein of that one.


Oh, and as for live stuff...A Live One is a fine place to start.
Whenever my friends haven't listened to Phish I usually give them A Live One before any studio cd. Not that I don't love their studio stuff, I just think it is the best transition cd.

My top 5 for their studio cds would probably look like this.

1. Lawn Boy
2. Junta
3. The Story of the Ghost
4. Rift
5. Billy Breathes

Did Joy really sound that bad to you? I know its not that popular, even amongst Phish fans, but I actually like the cd. There are some memorable tracks. 20 years later and Kill Devil Falls come to mind.

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Oh yeah...now this is rock!!!

Actually, my wife left this CD in the car player when I went to pick up the pizza for dinner...I found out I have a pretty good left arm for frisbee slinging

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This song makes me want to go for a hard run in the rain.

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I can never decide whether I like that or & Nico better.

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I can never decide whether I like that or & Nico better.
Loaded takes the cake for me but its tough to go wrong with VU or Lou.



Good call on My Morning Jacket. Seen them live 4 times. 3 were absolutely fantastic but the last one sucked major balls. Probably because it was part of the Evil Urges tour. That CD really missed with me.

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Whenever my friends haven't listened to Phish I usually give them A Live One before any studio cd. Not that I don't love their studio stuff, I just think it is the best transition cd.

My top 5 for their studio cds would probably look like this.

1. Lawn Boy
2. Junta
3. The Story of the Ghost
4. Rift
5. Billy Breathes
Ranking them would be tough for me, but if I absolutely had to...

1) Junta
2) Rift
3) Billy Breathes
4) Picture of Nectar
5) Lawnboy
6) SOTG
7) Hoist
8) Farmhouse
9) Round Room
10) Undermind
11) Joy

I don't have The Siket Disc ranked as it's just too hard for me to even compare it to everything else. Aside from the fact that it wasn't exactly an official studio release like the others, it's just so different. Some of it isn't all that interesting to me, but then some of it is just the greatest stuff ever. As I said before, I wish they'd have done more work like that over the years. There were rumors for a while about another such project, called "Victor" as I recall, but I don't know what ever happened to it.

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Did Joy really sound that bad to you? I know its not that popular, even amongst Phish fans, but I actually like the cd. There are some memorable tracks. 20 years later and Kill Devil Falls come to mind.
Well, I've spoken very hastily about it...I got it right when it came out and I don't think I even gave it two full listens. I was so disappointed with some of it, that I just had to stop, haha. As I sit here, the only songs I can hear in my head are BDTNL and Joy....both of which I found to be absolutely terrible. They were a large part of what turned me off so much. Still though, I wouldn't expect to stop there, as I find that with a lot of my favorite bands it takes me several listens to really even know how I feel about what I'm listening to. I feel pretty confident those two songs won't be growing on me, but I'm sure some others will. There has been plenty of stuff of theirs over the years that I came to love after not liking on the first listen or two. I guess I just never disliked anything on the first listen as much as some of that Joy stuff.

Also, I haven't even seen them a single time since they've returned or even heard any of the recordings. That is partially due to me being a little less interested in them these days for various reasons, but more to do with just the fact that I've had a lot going on in my life and can't set aside the time and money for their shows that I'd like to.

Like I said, I need to give it more of a chance...I've been meaning to, and this conversation should be motivation enough to do it. At best though, I imagine it will fall in somewhere with the previous two albums...some good songs, but not a particularly good album. We'll see.

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention, the one song I am very familiar with is Time Turns Elastic, as I listened to it a bunch when they made it available before the album came out. Didn't like it much at first, but it grew and grew on me, to the point where I liked it a lot. I still struggle with some of the vocal sections...especially earlier in the song, but there's a whole hell of a lot of good stuff going on in it. Plus, just the fact that it's a bit of a return to the old days of the complex compositions has to make you smile a bit.

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Whenever my friends haven't listened to Phish I usually give them A Live One before any studio cd. Not that I don't love their studio stuff, I just think it is the best transition cd.

My top 5 for their studio cds would probably look like this.

1. Lawn Boy
2. Junta
3. The Story of the Ghost
4. Rift
5. Billy Breathes

Did Joy really sound that bad to you? I know its not that popular, even amongst Phish fans, but I actually like the cd. There are some memorable tracks. 20 years later and Kill Devil Falls come to mind.
I actually really like Joy. The songs are better live of course but Joy has a bunch of songs I really like, like Kill Devil Falls and Ocelot.

Id rank the albums
1. Junta
2. Rift
3. Joy
4. Story of the Ghost
5. Billy Breathes

I really only listen to live shows though. I haven't listened to a studio album in awhile except Joy. The bonus disc 'Party Time' for Joy has got some decent tunes too.

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who said music can't be beautiful and complex at the same time? that's an amazing piece of music right there. coming from a metalhead.


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