what was the last 'classic album' you got and were knocked out by?

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anything pre 1990 im talking here people.

i know there may be threads that r similair but i want up to date stuff here.
it must be at least 6 months since i was wowed by a classic
('goodbye yellow brick road') so i'm looking for proof that it's still happening.

thanxx!

piscesboy, Wednesday, 28 July 2004 13:01 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

i got Blood On The Tracks recently and liked it more than I would've previously expected to

Al (sitcom), Wednesday, 28 July 2004 13:05 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I'd say Psychocandy but I doubt anyone would apply the "classic" tag to that one :[

bohford, Wednesday, 28 July 2004 13:08 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I think plenty of folks would, actually.

latebloomer (latebloomer), Wednesday, 28 July 2004 13:10 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

psychocandy is undoubtedly a classic.

fortunate hazel (f. hazel), Wednesday, 28 July 2004 13:12 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Fleetwood Mac - Tusk
I heard it for the first time after buying the reissue, and I am loving it.

Super Cub (Debito), Wednesday, 28 July 2004 13:13 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Perhaps I just hang out with the wrong crowd then.

bohford, Wednesday, 28 July 2004 13:14 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Love - Forever Changes

Velveteen Bingo (Chris V), Wednesday, 28 July 2004 13:14 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

minor classics that have recently knocked me out:
nico - the end
todd rundgren - a wizard, a true star
curtis mayfield - curtis

peter smith (plsmith), Wednesday, 28 July 2004 13:17 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

tusk OTM.

peter smith (plsmith), Wednesday, 28 July 2004 13:18 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Marvin Gaye - Whats Going On
Marvin Gaye - Lets Get It On

Velveteen Bingo (Chris V), Wednesday, 28 July 2004 13:18 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I had never heard MBV's Loveless until some dude told me the band I keybored for sounds like them (which I don't entirely agree with, but whatev), about two weeks ago. It is very very ridiculously good.

nickalicious (nickalicious), Wednesday, 28 July 2004 13:20 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

"What's Going On" too! And Nico "The Marble Index"

Andrew Blood Thames (Andrew Thames), Wednesday, 28 July 2004 13:20 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Nico - Chelsea Girl

also Nick Drake - Bryter Later - but I already knew most of the songs on that, so it wasn't quite such a revelation.

hobart paving (hobart paving), Wednesday, 28 July 2004 13:23 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

"Superfly" - Curtis Mayfield

Wooden (Wooden), Wednesday, 28 July 2004 13:24 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

i'd been assured for a long time that japan's "tin drum" would blow me away, but it didn't. luckily quiet life and gentlemen take polaroids did blow me away.

fortunate hazel (f. hazel), Wednesday, 28 July 2004 13:25 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

"This Nation's Saving Grace" - The Fall

M@tt He1geson (Matt Helgeson), Wednesday, 28 July 2004 13:25 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I dunno, I'm rarely "blown away" by an album. They tend to grow on me instead, even if I like them when I first hear them.

latebloomer (latebloomer), Wednesday, 28 July 2004 13:27 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I had never heard MBV's Loveless until some dude told me the band I keybored for sounds like them (which I don't entirely agree with, but whatev), about two weeks ago. It is very very ridiculously good.

:-) :-) I'm most happy to hear that!

Ned Raggett (Ned), Wednesday, 28 July 2004 13:28 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I already had a few Steve Reich recordings, but hadn't heard "Music for 18 Musicians" until a few weeks ago. Wow, wow, and double wow.

Barry Bruner (Barry Bruner), Wednesday, 28 July 2004 13:32 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

(although the recording I heard was made in the 90's)

Barry Bruner (Barry Bruner), Wednesday, 28 July 2004 13:32 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Live Rust
and um the Bands greatest hits record (count?)

danh (danh), Wednesday, 28 July 2004 13:38 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

18 musicians is so fucking good. has anyone heard that wired magazine music futurists cd? thats the first place i heard steve reich - that cd is really easy to find, and has some awesome stuff on it.

peter smith (plsmith), Wednesday, 28 July 2004 13:38 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

It's not pre-1990 but Nas's Illmatic happily surprised my ass when I got the 10th anniversary edition. Nobody told me he used to be jazz-rap.

pre-1990: Poison, Open Up And Say Ahh....

CeCe Peniston (Anthony Miccio), Wednesday, 28 July 2004 13:40 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Black Flag - The First Four Years

DJ Mencap (DJ Mencap), Wednesday, 28 July 2004 13:41 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

The Zombies' 'Odessey and Oracle.'

deamous, Wednesday, 28 July 2004 13:42 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Donna Summer - Bad Girls
Millie Jackson - Caught Up/Still Caught Up

R.I.M.A. (Barima), Wednesday, 28 July 2004 13:43 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Force MD's - Chillin

Velveteen Bingo (Chris V), Wednesday, 28 July 2004 13:43 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

The first four Harry Nilsson albums. I never realized how many songs I already knew were by him.

Johnny Fever (johnny fever), Wednesday, 28 July 2004 13:47 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

another vote for Tusk

Robin Goad (rgoad), Wednesday, 28 July 2004 13:48 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Art Ensemble of Chicago - Fanfare for the Warriors

earlnash, Wednesday, 28 July 2004 13:49 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Classic, but not really an album: Nazam AlGhazali Vol. 1. (50's, 40's? No liner notes, and only minimal information on the web.)

Also that Joe Cuba Sextette Diggin' the Most I just got is pretty great, except for the English language tunes. But the tracks that Cheo Feliciano sings on are uniformly very good.

Rockist Scientist, Wednesday, 28 July 2004 13:50 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I picked up the James Brown Live at the Apollo reissue and heard it for the first time and was totally blown away. I hadn't really expected it to live up to my expectations (if I can say something like that).

JC-L (JC-L), Wednesday, 28 July 2004 13:53 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Pink Flag

Sean Witzman (trip maker), Wednesday, 28 July 2004 13:59 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Not really a conventionally recognized classic, but Muddy Water's Woodstock album

jedidiah (jedidiah), Wednesday, 28 July 2004 14:11 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Van Morrison - Astral Weeks.....go ahead.

Velveteen Bingo (Chris V), Wednesday, 28 July 2004 14:15 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Montrose - S/T. Never had this, remembered some of the songs, then found one. Phew, what a scorcher.

briania (briania), Wednesday, 28 July 2004 14:17 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Euphoria - A Gift From Euphoria

actionjackson, Wednesday, 28 July 2004 14:21 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Eno - "Music for Films"

Huey (Huey), Wednesday, 28 July 2004 14:23 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

son house - the 1960s album with death letter on it.
david bowie - ziggy stardust (i always had the soundtrack but never the actual album)
earth wind and fire - the first two albums (not canonical classics but still great)

thesplooge (thesplooge), Wednesday, 28 July 2004 14:24 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Not a huge David Bowie fan, but I checked out Low a few months ago and it totally surprised me, right from the first hearing. I can't believe how much enjoyment it's given me - or, at least the first half of it. Side 2, I'm not so crazy for yet; but it took me awhile to appreciate Side 3 & 4 of Tago Mago too. As it is, it's the first Mick Ronson-less Bowie LP I've ever really liked.

Myonga Von Bontee (Myonga Von Bontee), Wednesday, 28 July 2004 14:49 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Wedding present - Sea Monsters
Television - Marquee Moon
[I would also like to give a special mention to 'love is strange' by Buddy Holly as most suprisingly contemporary sounding record more than 30 years old I've ever heard.]

hmmm (hmmm), Wednesday, 28 July 2004 14:56 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Oh shit, I should've said NEU!

latebloomer (latebloomer), Wednesday, 28 July 2004 14:57 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Another Green World as much as it is possible to be 'knocked out by".

artdamages (artdamages), Wednesday, 28 July 2004 15:01 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

i usually skip the instrumental portions of low and heroes. ive discovered lodger lately too, and love it even more after finding out how bowie and eno were commanding/instructing the musicians to make it.

thesplooge (thesplooge), Wednesday, 28 July 2004 15:02 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

two of my answers already mentioned: Odyssey & Oracle, Pink Flag.
also, Chairs Missing, and pretty soon i imagine, 154. i'm loving Wire

common_person (common_person), Wednesday, 28 July 2004 15:02 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Slugfuckers -- Cacaphony

jack cole (jackcole), Wednesday, 28 July 2004 15:16 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Glenn Gould's Goldberg Variations.

shookout (shookout), Wednesday, 28 July 2004 15:30 (thirteen years ago) Permalink


The Zombies - Odessey and Oracle
Stevie Wonder - Talking Book
The Kinks - Village Green

darin, Wednesday, 28 July 2004 15:40 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

on the beach.

i more or less have all of his records and i have the feeling otb is his best studio album. it's the most intense of his folky/soft songwriter albums. there are no real standouts except the first song which i knew from decade. it's all pretty much made of one stone. by the way neil did many shit and average albums. most of his 90s (except ragged glory, dead man was ok) and a lot of his 80s releases (trans, reactor, landing on water etc., hawks + doves was ace) should be mentioned here.

alex in mainhattan (alex63), Wednesday, 28 July 2004 16:11 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

So jealous of anyone just hearing Guyville for the first time.

Orbital Ribbonbopper, Inventor of Flying and Popcorn (Old Lunch), Friday, 6 April 2018 12:31 (one month ago) Permalink

such a rip-off of Soccer Mommy

President Keyes, Friday, 6 April 2018 12:37 (one month ago) Permalink

Realizing I had never heard so many famous singles in their contexts and wanting to do so, I listened to all of Too-Rye-Ay by Dexy's for the first time just yesterday. What a great record! It walks a real careful line, when it comes to the more soul-influenced songs, between simple pastiche and an actual example of the idiom and pulls it off perfectly.

Millennial Whoop, wanna fight about it? (Phil D.), Friday, 6 April 2018 12:38 (one month ago) Permalink

"Just Between You and Me" doesn't sound familiar at all, actually, but those other three are burned into my brain. (I see Toronto's Q107 played "Roller" this morning.)

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Friday, 6 April 2018 12:59 (one month ago) Permalink

15-60-75 (The Numbers Band) - basically all their 70s and 80s work has been hitting the spot lately. Their blend of blues, jazz and rock melded with Robert Kidney's vocals is the best.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Friday, 6 April 2018 13:58 (one month ago) Permalink

hey thanks gang, Liz Phair has more fans than i realized!

piscesx, Friday, 6 April 2018 14:26 (one month ago) Permalink

I love that first 15-60-75 album

President Keyes, Friday, 6 April 2018 14:33 (one month ago) Permalink

Not an album per se or at least not until it was cover mounted on the latest Mojo but the collection of early mod r'n'b that came with e Roger Daltrey edition of taht mag. Classic singles from the early 60s some of which may be better known in cover versions from mod/beat bands.

Stevolende, Friday, 6 April 2018 14:40 (one month ago) Permalink

Rushomancy, where in KY is your brother's bar.

― earlnash

covington, just south of cincy

ziggy the ginhead (rushomancy), Friday, 6 April 2018 14:49 (one month ago) Permalink

judee sill - heart food (how is it that i'm 50 and just hearing her for the first time!?)
the byrds - ballad of easy rider

freedom is not having to measure life with a ruler (outdoor_miner), Thursday, 19 April 2018 15:40 (one month ago) Permalink

joni mitchell - hejira

flappy bird, Thursday, 19 April 2018 16:47 (one month ago) Permalink

^^^ Hejira is pretty much the greatest album by anyone ever

This week I discovered Delroy Wilson via a greatest hits comp. He's great!

Paul Ponzi, Thursday, 19 April 2018 17:07 (one month ago) Permalink

Is Poison's Open Up and Say... Ah! a Classic album? Because it sounds fantastic right now.

brontosaur, Thursday, 19 April 2018 17:51 (one month ago) Permalink

No idea if it's a classic, but I wish it sounded more like its album cover.

how's life, Thursday, 19 April 2018 18:00 (one month ago) Permalink

It's hard to imagine that a long tongue and that title were enough to get that album cover censored.

brontosaur, Thursday, 19 April 2018 18:33 (one month ago) Permalink

Not an album, but Barbara Lewis' 'Hello Stranger' randomly popped up on the in-store radio at work and it completely floored me. I knew Julia Holter's version from Loud City Song, but never realized it was a cover.

he doesn't need to be racist about it though. (Austin), Thursday, 19 April 2018 19:04 (one month ago) Permalink

Barbara Lewis is awesome!

Baby, I'm Yours
Make Me Your Baby
Don't Forget About Me
Make Me Belong To You
Think a Little Sugar

Hideous Lump, Saturday, 21 April 2018 04:05 (one month ago) Permalink

Bookends

WilliamC, Saturday, 21 April 2018 12:14 (one month ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

I'm not normally someone that listens to blues records, but West Side Soul by Magic Sam totally blew me away.

purrington, Saturday, 12 May 2018 01:45 (two weeks ago) Permalink

the harder they come soundtrack

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Saturday, 12 May 2018 02:29 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Court and Spark

flappy bird, Saturday, 12 May 2018 03:26 (two weeks ago) Permalink

missed the wave last year but am now on the pirates boat

lowercase (eric), Saturday, 12 May 2018 03:33 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Was planning on posting about Pirates here. I discovered it with last year’s thread/discussions and it has been slowly growing into a fave of mine ever since.

incel elgort (cryptosicko), Saturday, 12 May 2018 04:00 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Prefab Sprout - Steve McQueen

Ich bin kein Berliner (alex in mainhattan), Saturday, 12 May 2018 08:24 (two weeks ago) Permalink

More Songs About Buildings And Food - knew the later albums but somehow missed out on this one until now

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Saturday, 12 May 2018 09:24 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Cem Karaca/Karpaslar which I had to compile from tracks on Spotify and I hope i used the right versions for. Just reading the Daniel Spicer book on Anadolu Psych which had a chapter on Karaca which has me looking into the music written about.
There are Guerssen reissues of this and the other Cem Karaca compilation from around the same time which was also really great.
Need to get hold of copies.

Anyway Turkish mid 70s psych meets traditional Turkish folk melodies. Great stuff.

Stevolende, Saturday, 12 May 2018 10:00 (two weeks ago) Permalink

inta omri by oum kulthum

Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Saturday, 12 May 2018 12:30 (two weeks ago) Permalink

More Songs About Buildings And Food - knew the later albums but somehow missed out on this one until now

Get the first album next (if you don’t have it)!

i’m still stanning (morrisp), Saturday, 12 May 2018 14:32 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I'm not normally someone that listens to blues records, but West Side Soul by Magic Sam totally blew me away.

― purrington, Friday, May 11, 2018 9:45 PM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

There's a Magic Sam disc with his 1969 Ann Arbor Blues Festival performance and early '60s Chicago live recordings that absolutely burns. You'll love it.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Saturday, 12 May 2018 14:41 (two weeks ago) Permalink

james blood ulmer - black rock
lou reed - new sensations

well bissogled trotters (Michael B), Saturday, 12 May 2018 15:18 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Scorpions - 'Tokyo Tapes' has been the autobahn choice of late.

earlnash, Saturday, 12 May 2018 15:26 (two weeks ago) Permalink

magic sam, holy shit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2Q9eWf2ul8

Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Saturday, 12 May 2018 15:35 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Isn't that amazing? No one could get that sound. He never used a pick!

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Saturday, 12 May 2018 15:45 (two weeks ago) Permalink

That video is fucking amazing.

two cool rock chicks pounding la croix (circa1916), Saturday, 12 May 2018 16:18 (two weeks ago) Permalink

^^ this

( X '____' )/ (zappi), Saturday, 12 May 2018 16:26 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Mo - no mythologies to follow

Music is confidence (Ross), Saturday, 12 May 2018 22:55 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I love that he's not even using his own guitar in that clip. He forgot his guitar and had to borrow Earl Hooker's. Young guitarists take note: the guitar doesn't matter if you can make your fingers play like that!

Fans of West Side Soul, don't skip the 1968 live recording Live at the Avant Garde. Incredible stuff and surprisingly decent sound.

Insane this guy died at 32. A monster / master.

Paul Ponzi, Sunday, 13 May 2018 12:15 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Spinning 15-60-75 (The Numbers Band) today thanks to this thread, Apparently they are still gigging around Akron.

mick signals, Saturday, 19 May 2018 21:48 (one week ago) Permalink

How’s an album going to knock you out? Did it fall down from a high shelf?

valorous wokelord (silby), Saturday, 19 May 2018 21:50 (one week ago) Permalink

happened to me yesterday

flappy bird, Sunday, 20 May 2018 04:52 (one week ago) Permalink

something oh so groovy

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Sunday, 20 May 2018 14:40 (one week ago) Permalink

i've been really getting into the chic mix of "diana" this week, soooo good

also checking out first wave vanguarda paulista, Magamaquiavérica em canturbano is great, man having an actual singer instead of somebody just shouting in a fake captain beefheart voice over the music makes things sound so much better

Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Sunday, 20 May 2018 17:20 (one week ago) Permalink


I'm not normally someone that listens to blues records, but West Side Soul by Magic Sam totally blew me away.

― purrington, Friday, May 11, 2018 9:45 PM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

There's a Magic Sam disc with his 1969 Ann Arbor Blues Festival performance and early '60s Chicago live recordings that absolutely burns. You'll love it.

― Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Saturday, May 12, 2018 10:41 AM (one week ago)

the only magic sam i have is vol. 3 of the Blues Master comp series, but it's really good as well

obviously DLC (Karl Malone), Sunday, 20 May 2018 17:32 (one week ago) Permalink

obviously I've heard it many times before but I heard Check Your Head for the first time in years the other day and it totally blew my mind

Hire Planes (dog latin), Sunday, 20 May 2018 23:35 (one week ago) Permalink

it must be admitted that the beastie boys kinda pwn

salt sugar fat, that's where it's at (rip van wanko), Monday, 21 May 2018 00:04 (six days ago) Permalink

indeed

DACA Flocka Flame (Hadrian VIII), Monday, 21 May 2018 01:50 (six days ago) Permalink

Kate Bush - The Dreaming. Overlooked it when I first listened to her. What a classic! Such a creative fountainhead of ideas and ambition.

octobeard, Monday, 21 May 2018 07:29 (six days ago) Permalink

That could be my favourite album.

yugi ex, Monday, 21 May 2018 10:14 (six days ago) Permalink

Jerry Lee Lewis: The Knox Phillips Sessions

kornrulez6969, Monday, 21 May 2018 12:34 (six days ago) Permalink


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