ITT: Albums that are not widely recognized as being anything too amazing but are personal 10/10s for you.
best thing ever made
I feel like most OPN fans aren't aware that this album even exists.
Not that SDE is even widely recognized at all anyway, but yeah.
Favorite Yo La Tengo release. Unfortunately, I listened to it heavily through the slow decline of a long distance relationship.
Something about how cozy and warm the album sounds was exactly what I needed when I was spending a lot of really cold nights alone, but now I have a hard time listening to it.
So fucking amazing.
I like its subtle depressed mood
This is my favorite album of all time. Most don't get it until I really explain meticulously why.
This has been 10/10 for me right now cuz depression.
Listen to it if you haven't yet.
Mew is fucking amazing.
I'm aware of the shitstorm I can cause with this post but I have to tell you I'm not baiting here. It's a seriously great album.
This album is awful though, the best songs on this are as better versions on Half The World is Watching Me. Their debut is their best
Does this count? It gets praise here and there, but it should be considered one of the greatest albums of all time. To me, it's the greatest ever.
Exactly. Plus, Comforting Sounds is one of the best finishers I've heard on an album.
I agree that ATFM is fucking great too.
>Wheels Over Me
>that version of She Came Home for Christmas
It reminds me of Mezzanine and Endtroducing in the best way. It feels like a disorganized collage at first, but the more I listen, the more I realize I like collages.
"Most don't get it until I really explain meticulously why"
I'm sure you truly enlightened them.
Anyway, my 2014 AOTY
It's extremely formulaic, it's whiny and the lyrics approach ballad levels of cheesy but I still love it despite all that.
pic related for me. no shit its a very popular release, but i think for most people its only a good album, flavor of the month bs. when really ive had this album on constant repeat since 2011 and it's still the best thing to have sex to. easily one of the best albums ive ever heard, sexier than anything Prince has ever done, and doesnt get the respect it deserves
Sparks is one of my favorite songs, ever I think. Maybe it's my high school sentimentality talking, but Sparks is still the most transcendent love song I've ever heard.
And it was a /mu/ recommendation! One of my favorite albums of all-time.
i could write a book about this album
This whole album just sounds so right to me. It's like a confession / stream of consciousness kind of thing that deals with despair and depression. I listen to it from start to finish a couple times a week and it always feels too short when it ends too suddenly.
I love every second of it
There is no album like it
The best pop album of the 60s, and one that laid the groundwork for art pop to come.
The best vaporwave release I've ever heard and one of my favorite ambient electronic albums. It's even made by the same ladydude that made floral shoppe, but nobody ever talks about it.
Also this, but Boris in general gets a lot of buzz among stoner, sludge, and drone fans.
This is always overlooked because of TDAGARIM but this one means so much more to me
agreed, these are all 9+/10
here's one I never see brought up enough when talking about the classics of early extreme metal, everything about this album blows my mind especially when taken in context of when it was released (1986)
i saw this earlier in a aoty thread and gave it a listen, damn was it good.
i might have a bias with this because it got me into actually breaking things down as to why i like them, but i fucking love yellow house
This is easily the best emo album of the '10s for me, it just completely sums up how it feels to be young.
also this is rad, one of my favourite albums ever
I've always thought that some songs on here are 10/10, but it's just too inconsistent IMO
yes, although this album is more or less a compilation of their early material. still 10/10
no, too unrefined and not as good as frengers or even no more stories
lightning in a bottle, he will never make an album this good again
how could you possibly like this more than Neo Cali or Color Ocean Road?
I tried so hard to like this album, but Shields was the only one that I enjoyed all the way through. IMO they're still improving
not a 10/10, but this album is fucking incredible to me
>someone here knows Notwist
12 > Shrink > Devil, You + Me > Neon Golden > Nook > Close to the Glass > The Notwist
12 is my favourite because there isn't anything else that sounds like it, the title track is also one of my favourite songs ever
>Fascination is one of Bowie's most underrated songs
The Weeknd never came to close to replicating this album. He thought his niche was his vocal runs and dark moods... it's actually his songwriting. House of Balloons is a brilliant pop album.
I just listened to the first 4 songs. P Good.
But, have you ever listened to Bibio? It's the exact same style of music, but with more ambitious production, and he can sing/play the guitar like a motherfucker.
A band that produce feels like no other
Not today. But someday, I will write the 5-10 page paper I have always said I can write on why I think it's the best album ever made. Once I do have it done, I'll post it here, too for you all to see.
that album is amazing i feel you bro
>pic not related
All the subtle shit that went into this makes me unable to not love it
also, pic related
Holy Fuck dude thanks I just started listening to this is awesome
I appreciate how Earl uses the features he has on this album. Because he was forced to go to a boarding school in Somoa or somewhere, he feels like he has been left behind by most of his peers (instead of riding the wave of popularity from his mixtape he essentially disappeared for over a year) which is why I think he chose to have SK La' Flare, somebody virtually unknown rap before him on his own album. In addition, most of the featured artists (I'd say 7 or 8 out of the 9) were more popular than Earl at the time (The exceptions being SK La' Flare and possibly Cassie Veggies). All of the features are louder and usually more animated in their flows/styles (especially Tyler, RZA, and Mac) than Earl making them stand out more (I know a lot of people described Domo as being "hungry" on his verse), yet if you sit down and really listen to the lyrics, Earl lyrically is rapping circles around these guys. Throughout the entire album (I don't know if you've listened to it) Earl's voice sounds like he's tired and frankly done with this shit (which is one of the common criticisms I've heard of it); he even looks tired and disinterested on the cover. But considering his circumstances it is pretty understandable especially considering that by the time Earl dropped this there was a chance most people would have forgotten about him and this album could have flopped in terms of sales.
I like it for a lot more personal reasons too. My first time listening to it, I was expecting nothing (frankly, I disliked his "Earl" tape). So I really appreciated the more personal subject matter on some of the songs (Chum, Burgandy, and Pre for example). I liked how the production was varied but nearly all fitting with the mellow/exhausted lyrical vibe. Just in general, I'm a big fan of his MF DOOM-esque style of low-voiced lyrical acrobatic delivery.
It's a lot of things, I guess it was probably just hearing the album under the right circumstances which drew me in, and it does have enough depth that it has lots of replay value. Sorry if it sounds like I'm sucking Earl's dick, but (like I said) I really do love this album.
I prefer Dance Tonight tbh
pic related is my skramz GOAT tho
That album is fucking golden. For starters the segues between the tracks tie it together wonderfully. It's unified surprisingly well and makes a world of its own like Loveless, even if it's done in a very similar way.
why did they never make another album like this
this album is fun to listen to because of the unique sound and captivating hooks and drums, and complex enough to make all the intricate rythms exciting to hear again and again, i really sunk into this album over the years
suck that dick nigga
i liked this album and i prefer earl to every other OF member but i preferred the earl mixtape because i felt there was more of a creative element to it, the themes and scenarios were bizarre and fun whereas this albums theme was depressing, which has its purpose but nevertheless doesn't feel as exciting as the earl tape. the earl tape was a lot more fun imo, not to discredit doris for what it is, but i hope his next shit he feels better about life and more excited to make his album
>not mentioned on mu every day = not widely recognized
the choices here really explain so much about the board