Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by 5s_tring freak, Nov 18, 2001.

  1. What are your opinions on the album of the year?
    There bound to be loads of differing views on this.

    My choices are between
    "Toxicity"- System of a Down
    "Lateralus"- Tool
    "One Nil"- Neil Finn

    Any thoughts?
  2. This Is TOO Eazy! The Album of the year is DEF. Backstreet Boys : Hits-Chapter One OR Britney Spears- Britney. Duh! :rolleyes: :eek: ;) But seriously i think toxicity is good. i also liked the oysterhead cd.
  3. Ari Schor

    Ari Schor

    Mar 3, 2000
    Pearl Jam Bootlegs
    Black Crowes - Lions
    Incubus - Morning View
  4. Jeff Moote

    Jeff Moote Supporting Member

    Oct 11, 2001
    Beamsville, ON, Canada
    I just baught it today: Radiohead - I Might Be Wrong-Live Recordings

    or maybe Amnesiac... hmm I dunno

    or even... well... I don't like most music as recent as this year (infact the last couple...)
  5. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Devin Townsend - Terria
  6. the wierdest album goes to both of les claypool's works on oysterhead and both of the frog brigade cd's.
  7. melvin


    Apr 28, 2001
    Thats out?! :eek: I dont have it yet!

    But to the list:

    Incubus: Morning View
    Radiohead: Amnesiac
    Tool: Lateralus
  8. bobaweeka


    Jan 2, 2001
    TOXICITY!!!!! lateralus is good,too.
  9. Yep.
  10. I'd say "The Philadelphia Experiment" with Christian McBride, Uri Caine, and Ahmir Thompson.
  11. Bob Dylan - Love And Theft
    Radiohead - Amnesiac
    Pearl Jam - Bootleg series
  12. But seriously it's gotta be Afroman's new CD don't it?
  13. Kraken


    Jun 19, 2001
    Aylesbury, England
    Alright, i'll probably get blasted for this,

    I think Staind's Break the Cycle is the best album I've heard this year so far

    My opinion, nothing more

  14. Justin V

    Justin V

    Dec 27, 2000
    Alameda, CA
    I'd have to say:

    Pearl Jam bootlegs
    Matthew Good Band-The Audio Of Being
  15. geshel


    Oct 2, 2001
    The album that I waited for the most, went gaga over the most when it came out, and listen to the most, would be: TOOL
  16. joke


    Sep 17, 2001
    i second that!

  17. 2001 really sucked, there were very few worthwhile albums under the stream of crap, though I must admit that the albums that are mentioned were very nicely done (some bordering on phenomenal) But here's my two cents

    Atom and his Package-Redefining Music
    Welt's new album is going to rock as well.
  18. Boplicity

    Boplicity Supporting Member

    IMHO, for an album to rate the honor of Album of the Year, it should stand out in that it is a seminal work, such as Nirvanna's album which set the "grunge" movement on fire in 1992 and sparked hundreds of imitations or it should cause an entire genre of movement to become popular or return to popularity or it should inspire listeners such as a patriotic album or religious album.

    An Album of the Year has to be MORE than just an album. It has to achieve something exceptional, like the first bop album or an album that launches the career of a band, composer or artist, such as the Beatles first hit album or The Eagles most successful album.

    This year the album "O, Brother Where Art Thou?" brought back blue grass to popularity, it was far more popular than the movie of which it was the soundtrack, and it sold many records inspite of being rejected by radio for airplay. There just isn't enough that can be said about that monster album. Plus it has spawned several more bluegrass albums and some blue grass concerts as many failrly unknown artists are at least getting much-deserved recognition.

    Another album Garth Brooks' new "Scarecrow" MAY, I say MAY sell so many units that it will lift country music out of its financial doldrums which it has experienced sevral years. It is hope his album could lift country music sales ten percent! If it does, the album would certainly be a candidate for A of the Y, and I say that even though I am not a fan of either Brooks or his music, but that is what I feel deserves such an award.

    Another one that may deserve the title is Diana Krall's newest album "The Look of Love" which may introduce many people to jazz (standards) that would never have ventured there without her CD. The album even enjoyed a spell on the Billboard top ten best sellers, highly unusual for jazz.

    In metal, I know that Tool's album has received high praise here and elsewhere. But, I don't see it as a breakthrough album, however, in that it was not a seminal work or that it created a rebirth of interest in metal or started a new style.

    This is in no way to say that the album isn't an excellent album, but to be Album of the Year it would have to meet more stringent criteria. Nonetheless, it could deserve Metal Album of the Year (if Creed's new CD "Weathered" doesn't get it instead. Just kidding.)

    I guess I'd go with "O, Brother Where Art Thou" for the reasons I stated. I'm sure there are other exceptional albums I don't know about because they may be in a style I don't listen to.
  19. Johnalex


    Jul 20, 2001
    South Carolina
    The best album that I heard that has come out this year is probably Ben Folds- Rockin' the Suburbs, it is an awesome album. All of the songs are great on it.