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

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  1. Richard Sabines

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    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

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    Any Rush album
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    Bill Bruford One Of A Kind...James Taylor Live at the Beacon Theater DVD
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    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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    Grassroots by 311. Really any of the early 311 albums have some pretty wicked bass lines going on.
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    any Rush album...but Permanent Waves specifically...
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    +1!
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    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!
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    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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    If I gotta pick just one, it's Elvis Costello's Armed Forces
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    +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:

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    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. :)
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    Every Who album.
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    Every Return to Forever album.
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    Some of the best bass playing ever!

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