A package arrives from Amazon.com. Or you rush back home in the rain from your local music store. Or you tear the wrapping off a Christmas present…
And you encounter some excellent, excellent music. You excitedly mention your discovery to friends, but alas, noone has heard it. So you either keep the secret to yourself, or proceed to push it down other people’s throats until they understand how good the music is.
I’ve had this experience with three albums - not so many, since a lot of my friends are music freaks. But these two albums are so great that I decided to dedicate a thread to them.
Ladies and Gentlemen, We Are Floating In Space by Spiritualized: This is an epic. Beautiful, mesmerising, soulful, and tragic. Love, loss, drugs, depression… All expressed creatively in a variety of styles. I love the hell out of this. If you have any respect for my music taste at all, go out and get it now.
Since I Left You by The Avalanches: Take carts and carts of vinyl, from wildly disparate genres; stuff them all in a blender, and hit puree - you’d be getting this album, in spirit. But what you wouldn’t get is a catchy, complex, utterly unique, and hilarious album. If you want that, you’ll have to buy Since I Left You.
Radiator by Super Furry Animals: Fun, groovy, ecclectic, busy, complex but not complicated. Wild, unconventional, and above all else brilliant lyrics. And something that’s not often found in music: Pure originality. Mmm, tasty.
So, Dopers, what albums have you had similar experiences with?