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What's your favorite "the bass playing on this album is awesome" album?

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Richard Sabines, Oct 18, 2012.

  1. Richard Sabines

    Richard Sabines

    Sep 25, 2007
    What's your favorite "the bass playing on this album is awesome" album that you always come back to listen and you are still amazed?
  2. rupture

    rupture Supporting Member

    Jan 27, 2012
    Any Rush album
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  4. Bill Bruford One Of A Kind...James Taylor Live at the Beacon Theater DVD
  5. CptRevell


    Aug 15, 2011
    This may be a little new for this discussion, but the newest Coheed and Cambria (The Afterman) has some fantastic bass work. His lines move in and out of the guitars. Fantastic.

    Time may tell if its a classic, but I can see myself listening for the bass lines time and time again.
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  7. bass_lord_mutha

    bass_lord_mutha Supporting Member

    Oct 6, 2006
    Odessa, TX
    Grassroots by 311. Really any of the early 311 albums have some pretty wicked bass lines going on.
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  8. xUptheIronsx

    xUptheIronsx Conform or Be Cast Out.... Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 6, 2010
    C-ville, Col, Ohio
    any Rush album...but Permanent Waves specifically...
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  9. Dudaronamous

    Dudaronamous Supporting Member

    Oct 16, 2005
    Bothell, WA
  10. klaus486


    Jun 27, 2009
    portland or
    sales geek Portland Music co.
    Steve Khan / Eyewitness - Public Access. Anthony Jackson at his finest.
  11. Roscoe East

    Roscoe East

    Aug 22, 2011
    Ha! That was the first thing that came to my mind when I saw the thread title.

    I'm sure if I thought about it a little longer I'd come up with a different album, but there's something to be said for gut instinct (or kneejerk reactions) so I'll stick w/ that for now.

    I have heard so many people rave about this album, I really need to pick it up and give it a listen!
  12. Jim Nazium

    Jim Nazium Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2007
    Takoma Park, MD (DC)
    Interesting question. I'm going to limit my answer(s) to albums that aren't fronted by bass players; that is, I'm going to exclude anything by Victor Wooten, Michael Manring, etc. Those are great albums, but they are by and primarily for bass players.

    One that comes to mind is "Other Voices" by Paul Young, which features Pino Palladino on bass. The track "Stop on By", featuring Chaka Khan on vocals, is a particular standout, but there is great bass work throughout.
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  13. Durden26

    Durden26 Supporting Member

    Mar 19, 2012
    H-town, Texas
    Jamiroquai Traveling Without Moving. Stuart Zender was a BEAST at 21.
    • Rush- All albums
    • Bruford- One of a Kind
    • Brand X- Masques
    • Caravan- In the Land of Grey and Pink
    • ELP- All albums
  14. Farley

    Farley Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2000
    Yes - Fragile
    Yes - Close To The Edge
    Elton John - 11-17-70
    John Mayer Trio - TRY
  15. Bassist4Eris

    Bassist4Eris Non Serviam Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2012
    Scotia NY
    If I gotta pick just one, it's Elvis Costello's Armed Forces
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  16. NoiseNinja


    Feb 23, 2011
  17. +1 to EVERY Rush album :D I liked Counterparts, Power Windows, Permanent Waves, Signals especially.

    Deadwing by Porcupine Tree. Some cool stuff on that.

    Lots of prog has awesome bass on it. 'Tis why I love it. :bassist:

  18. There's so many great albums to choose from, with so much awesome bass playing, that it's indeed a difficult task. So I'm going to pick one out of left field. I like Andy Roarke's bass playing in The Smiths' album The Queen Is Dead. :)
  19. smcfarland1337

    smcfarland1337 Supporting Member

    Jul 11, 2011
    North Carolina
    Every Who album.
    Every Dead Kennedy's album.
    Every Alkaline Trio album.
    Most Fall of Troy albums.
    Every He Is Legend album.
    Most Deftones albums.
    Every Return to Forever album.
  20. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather Supporting Member

    Jan 24, 2003
    Newport News, VA via NYC
    Kohlman Bassworks
    Manhattan Transfer - Tonin'
    Michael McDonald - Motown
    Michael McDonald - Motown 2

    Some of the best bass playing ever!

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