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Your present Top 10 non-metal albums?

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Nov 4, 2011 9:49 AM ET #1 (permalink)

Before I go into it, ok, Yes, I know we've done similar lists a thousand times before, But it would be great to hear what non-metal albums you're presently into.

So, here we go! (not in any particular order)

1. Massive Attack: 100th Window
2. The Doors: Strange Days
3. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds: Let Love In
4. Björk: Vespertine
5. Clint Mansell: Moon OST
6. Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross: The Social Network OST
7. The Cramps: Fiends of Dope Island
8. Caspar Brotzmann Massacre: Koksofen
9. INXS: Welcome to Wherever you are
10. Nine Inch Nails: Ghosts I-IV

Nov 4, 2011 1:51 PM ET #2 (permalink)
ZMA's avatar


Lets see here lemme think.........

1. The Dirty Heads - Any Port In A Storm
2. Pat Metheny - Orchestrion
3. Jimmie's Chicken Shack - pushing the salmanilla envelope (one of my favorite albums)
4. Michael Jackson - Thriller
5. t.a.t.u. - The Best (yea...... lol)
6. Tech N9ne - All 6's & 7's
7. Pink Floyd - The Dark Side Of The Moon
8. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Greatest Hits (the only thing missing from the is "You Wreck Me")
9. Lady Gaga - The Fame (yea this is happening.......)
10. Daft Punk - Discovery

Yea those aren't in any real order just some non metal albums I really enjoy. Probably Jimmie's Chicken Shack would be first followed by Tech N9ne, The Dirty Heads, and Pat Metheny. I don't know what order I'd put the rest. But yea there it is......

Nov 4, 2011 2:13 PM ET #3 (permalink)

Non-Metal I'm currently listening to. No particular order-

Journey- Journey

Atomic Rooster- Atomic Rooster

Jack Bruce and Robin Trower- Seven Moons

The Animals- Retrospective

Bobby "Blue" Bland- The Definitive Collection

Primus- Green Naugahyde

Steve Earle- Townes

Townes Van Zandt- Live at the Old Quarter

The Black Keys- Attack and Release

Seasick Steve- Man From Another Time

And several other choice tidbits that depend on what mood strikes me ;)

Nov 4, 2011 5:49 PM ET #4 (permalink)

So Primus's latest was good then Netro? I'm so behind at the moment, the latest releases are passing by so quickly. This list is impossible but...

1. John Frusciante - Niandra Lades
1. Final Fantasy VII OST
3. Earth - Hex
4. David Bowie - Aladdin Sane/Ziggy Stardust/Hunky Dory
5. Muse - Origin of Symmetry
6. Pixies - Doolittle
7. Frank Zappa - Shut Up N' Play Yer Guitar
8. Bach - Anything really
9. Radiohead - OK Computer
10. Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication/Blood Sugar Sex Magic
Bonus - The Cure - Faith

(This post was last edited on November 4, 2011 at 6:37 PM ET.)

Nov 4, 2011 5:55 PM ET #5 (permalink)

1. The Very Best Of The Smiths. Can't seem to leave this album alone lately.
2. The Best of Joy Division
3. Daft Punk - Discovery
4. Plan B - The Defamation Of Strickland Banks
5. Pixies - Wave Of Mutilation
6. Pet Shop Boys - PopArt
7. The Happy Mondays - Greatest Hits
8. Leftfield - Leftism
9. Bohren & der Club Of Gore - Sunset Mission
10. Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue

(This post was last edited on November 4, 2011 at 6:05 PM ET.)

Nov 4, 2011 9:35 PM ET #6 (permalink)

Pretty damn interesting lists, mis amigos! Loads of my "regulars" there as well.

Netromancer's list leans towards the classics, loads of stuff for me to check out, so, Thank you sir!

Overall, awesome stuff. If I don't know em' Will check em out. Very good stuff so far
... except... T.A.T.U?

I think we should do this on regular basis....

Nov 4, 2011 10:11 PM ET #7 (permalink)

I concur your excellency, though it may be better if we simply discuss the non-metal music we're digging, as opposed to constantly making lists. Good thread. I like it.

Nov 5, 2011 10:36 AM ET #8 (permalink)

Yeah, I agree Oz.

On the other hand, I'm certainly interested in which entire albums you guys are rotating instead of individual tracks, as we've got the "Now playing" for that already. So, why don't we just throw whatever number of albums we're into here?

Got bitten by a Fun Lovin Criminals bug last night. So today it's been

1. Fun Lovin Criminals - Come Find Yourself
2. Fun Lovin Criminals - Loco
and now... 3. Rob Zombie - Past, Present & future

Nov 5, 2011 11:02 AM ET #9 (permalink)

Ah good point. I was actually listening to alot of Fun Lovin' Criminals today too. Fantastic band.

Nov 5, 2011 4:15 PM ET #10 (permalink)

Really like the new Primus album. It's on almost daily as I get ready for work, clean up the house, what have ya. Speaking of, almost time to make the donuts. And by that I mean feed the drunks.

Nov 6, 2011 1:36 AM ET #11 (permalink)
ZMA's avatar


Hey man, T.A.T.U. were better then a lot of other pop groups I've known. Plus they were famous in Russia and the states. Not too bad. But yea I guess it's a fucked up acquired taste lol.

Oh also I've been listening to Cage The Elephants first album. That album is pretty awesome.

Nov 15, 2011 4:03 PM ET #12 (permalink)

I find myself constantly going back to the 2 cd set of Willie Nelson hits. Fucking great songs on there.

Nov 15, 2011 5:56 PM ET #13 (permalink)

Shit yeah! Willie Nelson is always a good shout!

Playing The Defemation Of Strickland Banks by Plan B again. Seriously, this album is incredible. Modern soul at its best.

Nov 15, 2011 6:58 PM ET #14 (permalink)

Cage the elephant also got a decent amount of play from this guy a few months back. Only got rid of it to make room for Black Dahlia's newest honestly. Reminds me of an old school 70's classic rock band backing some guy who rhymes like Beck(loser Beck, not guitar Beck obviously) with a dash of alternative music of today, which i think is a justified description considering their Jimi Hendrix cover.

I dont know how I'm gonna feel about their second album though...Ive already heard a song I hated, not just disliked, but hated, and the first album was good the whole way through really, so that has me worried.

Also, my spellchekc tells me Jimi Hendrix's first name is spelled wrong. Just because of that insult, I'm not fixing how I spelled spellchekc.

Nov 29, 2011 11:51 AM ET #15 (permalink)

Just random!!
Rush! Everything! Moving Pictures! Hemisphers! Signals!
Pink Floyd im realy liking Saurceful of Secrets latley and The Walls gota be my fav
The Who Quadraphonia is awsome
Led Zepplin #2
Trans Atlantic is good both albums
The Beatles-Sgt.Pepper
gota say King Crimson-Cort of the king
Thin Lizzy- Jailbreak/ Blackrose

Nov 29, 2011 8:52 PM ET #16 (permalink)

In no particular order, some of my fav's

Led Zeppelin: I - IV
The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground & Nico
Beck - Mellow Gold
Tom Waits - Rain Dogs
Wu-Tang Clan - Enter The Wu Tang (36 Chambers)
Bob Dylan - Greatest Hits
Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band - Safe As Milk
The Clash - London Calling and Self titled
Jimi Hendrix - Smash Hits
The Beatles - Abby Road
Jedi Mind Tricks - Violent By Design
Billy Idol - Greatest Hits
The Goat and the Occasional Others - Self Titled
Snoop Dogg - Doggy Style
Dropkick Murphy's - Black Out
Notorious B.I.G. - Ready To Die
Gravediggaz - 6 Feet Deep
Gorillaz - Demon Days
Eels - Meet The Eels
Eagles Of Death Metal - Peace Love Death Metal
Ween - The Mollusk
Sublime - Self Titled
Dinosuar Jr. - Beyond
The Offspring - Smash
The Cramps - Bad Music For Bad People
Atmosphere - God Loves Ugly

and the Dumb and Dumber soundtrack

Nov 29, 2011 8:53 PM ET #17 (permalink)

Oh shit! this was supoosed to be top 10, I got carried away sorry

Dec 5, 2011 3:47 PM ET #18 (permalink)

no album at all

Dec 5, 2011 3:56 PM ET #19 (permalink)
R10's avatar


As far as non metal,many bands and artists. Hank 3; Hank Jr; Hank Sr; George Jones,J. Cash, the rock classics like The Beatles,Stones,Pink Floyd,The Animals,John Cougar Mellancamp,Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers,Boston,J.Geils Band,Aerosmith,so much more. So much punk rock and hardcore,i wont list.

Dec 6, 2011 9:33 AM ET #20 (permalink)

i only stick to hard rock and metal iam the defender of the faith

Dec 11, 2011 4:08 AM ET #21 (permalink)

1. Yes.
I'm just going to count their entire damn discography as one album. I've been listening to a ton of them.
2. Pictures at an Exhibition - versions by Mussorgky, Emerson Lake and Palmer, and Mekong Delta, they're all great.
3. Afro - Dizzy Gillespie
4. Anything by John Mackey - the heavy metal of classical music. Check out Asphalt Cocktail.
5. Dave Brubeck at Storyville: 1954
6. Transformer - Lou Reed
7. Honky Chateau - Elton John
8. Sonny Rollins with the Modern Jazz Quartet
9. Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) - Wu-Tang Clan
10. The Mancini Sound - Henry Mancini

Dec 20, 2011 3:47 PM ET #22 (permalink)

Somehow, I've been listening to The Very Best Of The Smiths even more lately. Such a great band.

Dec 20, 2011 5:39 PM ET #23 (permalink)

Top Ten non-metal albums (in rotation this week, not of "all time")?

In no particular order:

01. A-Skillz & Krafty Kuts - Tricka Technology
02. The Whitlams - Eternal Nightcap
03. Mickey Avalon - Mickey Avalon
04. Daft Punk - Homework
05. Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms
06. Incubus - Morning View
07. 'Fugees - The Score
08. Heroes del Silencio - Senderos de Traicion
09. Enigma - LSD: Love, Sensuality and Devotion
10. Valanga & Andrea Khoza - Vuswa: The Source of Life

Dec 20, 2011 5:43 PM ET #24 (permalink)

Wow, already in this thread that's 3 votes for Daft Punk and 2 votes for Wu-Tang Clan... who'd have thunk it! haha

Dec 21, 2011 4:54 PM ET #25 (permalink)

The top non metal albums i find myself listening to lately, some old some new albums. Couldn't really put them in a specific order though

La Dispute - Wildlife (great stories within the album)
Attica! Attica! - Dead Skin/Dried Blood
Michale Graves - Illusions Live - Viretta Park
Coheed and Cambria - Year Of The Black Rainbow
Thrice - Major/Minor
Orbs - Asleep Next To Science (Between the buried & me, Abigail Williams, Fear Before supergroup)
Ghost - Opus Eponymous
Bayside - Self Titled
Circle takes the square - Decompositions - Vol. 1 Chapter 1. Rites of Initiation
Emarosa - Relativity

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