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So you are stranded on a desert island...

Discussion in 'Can I Play with Madness?' started by franksamuel0209, Mar 2, 2016.

  1. Forostar

    Forostar Ancient Mariner

    Great topic. Nice feat to have a max of 1 album per year. Will think about it.
     
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2016
  2. Lampwick 43

    Lampwick 43 Waiting in line at the ending of time

    I tried my best to give it some variety. I'm sure I forgot several great albums, but here we go:

    1989: Blind Guardian - Follow the Blind
    1990: Megadeth - Rust in Peace
    1991: Pearl Jam - Ten
    1992: Alice in Chains - Dirt
    1993: The Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream
    1994: Stone Temple Pilots - Purple
    1995: Blind Guardian - Imaginations from the Other Side
    1996: Stratovarius - Episode
    1997: Symphony X - The Divine Wings of Tragedy
    1998: Bruce Dickinson - The Chemical Wedding
    1999: Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californication
    2000: Iron Maiden - Brave New World
    2001: Tool - Lateralus
    2002: Porcupine Tree - In Absentia
    2003: Iron Maiden - Dance of Death
    2004: Megadeth - The System Has Failed
    2005: Dream Theater - Octavarium
    2006: Iron Maiden - A Matter of Life and Death
    2007: Iced Earth - Framing Armageddon
    2008: Metallica - Death Magnetic
    2009: Dream Theater - Black Clouds & Silver Linings
    2010: Iron Maiden - The Final Frontier
    2011: Dream Theater - A Dramatic Turn of Events
    2012: Rush - Clockwork Angels
    2013: Dream Theater - Dream Theater
    2014: Foo Fighters - Sonic Highways
    2015: Iron Maiden - The Book of Souls
    2016: TBD
     
  3. Severian

    Severian Have a good time, all the time!

    1993: Melvins - Houdini
    1994: Shellac - At Action Park
    1995: The Gathering - Mandylion
    1996: Edge of Sanity - Crimson
    1997: Bruce Dickinson - Accident of Birth
    1998: Bruce Dickinson - The Chemical Wedding
    1999: American Football - American Football
    2000: Sheena Ringo - Shoso Strip
    2001: maudlin of the Well - Bath/Leaving Your Body Map
    2002: mclusky - Mclusky Do Dallas
    2003: Boris - Boris at Last -Feedbacker-
    2004: Pig Destroyer - Terrifyer
    2005: Kate Bush - Aerial
    2006: Iron Maiden - A Matter of Life and Death
    2007: Moonsorrow - Havitetty
    2008: Amon Amarth - Twilight of the Thunder God
    2009: D̶i̶n̶o̶s̶a̶u̶r̶ ̶J̶r̶.̶ ̶-̶ ̶F̶a̶r̶m̶ Future of the Left - Travels with Myself and Another
    2010: Ghost - Opus Eponymous
    2011: Insomnium - One for Sorrow
    2012: Grimes - Visions
    2013: Chelsea Wolfe - Pain is Beauty
    2014: Behemoth - The Satanist
    2015: Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp a Butterfly
    2016: N/A
     
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  4. Forostar

    Forostar Ancient Mariner

    I can't find anything particular for 2009 & 2010. Alright, 2010 had The Final Frontier, but I am not that enthusiastic about it. Still, if there's nothing else...
    And no idea about 2009.
     
  5. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    1996: Swans - Soundtracks For the Blind
    1997: Foo Fighters - The Colour and The Shape
    1998: Bruce Dickinson - The Chemical Wedding
    1999: Liquid Tension Experiment - LTE 2
    2000: Spock's Beard - V
    2001: Transatlantic - Bridge Across Forever
    2002: Dream Theater - Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
    2003: Opeth - Damnation
    2004: Dream Theater - Live At Budokan
    2005: Opeth - Ghost Reveries
    2006: Iron Maiden - A Matter Of Life and Death
    2007: Between the Buried and Me - Colors
    2008: Moon Safari - Blomljud
    2009: Between the Buried and Me - The Great Misdirect
    2010: Iron Maiden - The Final Frontier
    2011: Devin Townsend - Deconstruction
    2012: Chalk Dinosaur - Sediment
    2013: Haken - The Mountain
    2014: Swans - To Be Kind
    2015: Kamasi Washington - The Epic
    2016: Dream Theater - The Astonishing (only because nothing else has come out yet and I need more time to listen to it :p)

    To keep this from turning into a list of my favorite album from those years, I tried to stick with longer albums because I'd have a lot of time on my hands. :p
     
  6. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

    No matter the year: "How to build a raft and escape from a desert island" audiobook
     
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  7. Forostar

    Forostar Ancient Mariner

    This was fun, because it's nice to be captivated by the wealth of great music from the past, but also painful to do! I had to kill many darlings. Difficult victims to cast aside are the following ones (warning: a lot):
    1977: Rush - A Farewell to Kings
    1981: Midnight Oil - A Place Without a Postcard
    1984: Judas Priest - Defenders of the Faith; Dio - The Last in Line
    1987: Helloween - Keeper of the Seven Keys: Part I
    1988: Running Wild - Port Royal; Helloween - Keeper of the Seven Keys: Part II
    1989: Running Wild - Death or Glory; Bad Religion - No Control
    1990: Iron Maiden - No Prayer for the Dying
    1991: Gamma Ray - Sigh No More
    1992: Amorphis - The Karelian Isthmus; My Dying Bride - As the Flower Withers; Killers - Murder One; and yes... also Iron Maiden - Fear of the Dark
    1995: Iron Maiden - The X-Factor; Gamma Ray - Land of the Free; Virgin Steele - The Marriage of Heaven and Hell Part II; Opeth - Orchid
    1996: Bad Religion - The Gray Race; Opeth - Morningrise; Helloween - The Time of the Oath
    1998: Bruce Dickinson - The Chemical Wedding
    1999: Children of Bodom - Hatebreeder; Soilwork - The Chainheart Machine; Kamelot - The Fourth Legacy; Balance of Power - Ten More Tales of Grand Illusion; Gamma Ray - Powerplant
    2000: Jacobs Dream - Jacobs Dream; After Forever - Prison of Desire; Nightwish - Wishmaster
    2001: After Forever - Decipher; Iron Savior - Dark Assault
    2002: Iron Savior - Condition Red; Nightwish - Century Child
    2005: Draconian - Arcane Rain Fell
    2006: Amon Amarth - With Oden on Our Side
    2008: Opeth - Watershed
    2014: Scar Symmetry - The Singularity (Phase I - Neohumanity)

    The winners:

    1975: Hawkwind - Warrior on the Edge of Time
    1976: Judas Priest - Sad Wings of Destiny
    1977: Judas Priest - Sin after Sin
    1978: Judas Priest - Stained Class
    1979: Midnight Oil - Head Injuries
    1980: Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden
    1981: Rush - Moving Pictures
    1982: Midnight Oil - 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
    1983: Iron Maiden - Piece of Mind
    1984: Iron Maiden - Powerslave
    1985: Helloween - Walls of Jericho
    1986: Iron Maiden - Somewhere in Time
    1987: Midnight Oil - Diesel and Dust
    1988: Iron Maiden - Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
    1989: Black Sabbath - Headless Cross
    1990: Judas Priest - Painkiller
    1991: Iced Earth - Night of the Stormrider
    1992: Gorefest - False
    1993: My Dying Bride - Turn Loose the Swans
    1994: Amorphis - Tales from the Thousand Lakes
    1995: Iced Earth - Burnt Offerings
    1996: Sear Bliss - Phantoms
    1997: Bruce Dickinson - Accident of Birth
    1998: Helloween - Better than Raw
    1999: Iron Savior - Unification
    2000: B L A Z E - Silicon Messiah
    2001: Tierra Santa - Sangre de Reyes
    2002: Amon Amarth - Versus the World
    2003: Draconian - Where Lovers Mourn
    2004: B L A Z E - Blood & Belief
    2005: Scar Symmetry - Symmetric in Desgin
    2006: Scar Symmetry - Pitch Black Progress
    2007: Amorphis - Silent Waters
    2008: Amon Amarth - Twilight of the Thunder God
    2009: Scar Symmetry - Dark Matter Dimensions
    2010: Iron Maiden - The Final Frontier
    2011: Amon Amarth - Surtur Rising
    2012: Rush - Clockwork Angels
    2013: Legend - Spirit
    2014: Pink Floyd - The Endless River
    2015: Iron Maiden - The Book of Souls
    2016: Chthe'ilist - Le Dernier Crépuscule
     
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  8. SixesAlltheway

    SixesAlltheway Yacht Rock

    :okok:
     
  9. Perun

    Perun At the Heart of Winter Staff Member

    Too bad nobody took my enhanced challenge. :(
     
  10. Forostar

    Forostar Ancient Mariner

    I am on it! Almost done. The problem is again 2009 and 2010. Right now I have bands in these years that I have already used. I can only solve this by selecting hardly known albums on one or two positions. To be continued.
     
  11. Perun

    Perun At the Heart of Winter Staff Member

    I see your problem with 2010. I had massive difficulty finding something, because that was the year I paid the very least attention to new album releases. I think I didn't even buy a single new record that year. Except for British Lion and Final Frontier. 2009 on the other hand was one of the best years for metal releases ever.
     
  12. Forostar

    Forostar Ancient Mariner

    British Lion is from 2012.

    I have searched on the net for 2009 but couldn't find much appealing. Or something known even. In that year I was much more busy with collecting jazz CD's, so I sure might have ignored stuff.

    Quest will continue. I'll also see if I can puzzle a bit more. The list is very different from my other one, you'll see. :) It's not possible to do this extra rule and select the best albums for every band, so I let that go.
     
  13. Perun

    Perun At the Heart of Winter Staff Member

    Oops.
     
  14. SixesAlltheway

    SixesAlltheway Yacht Rock

    2009... I listened to Black Gives Way To Blue by Alice in Chains quite a lot that year. Heaven and Hell - The Devil You Know was also a good album. The Them Crooked Vultures supergroup with Dave Grohl, Josh Homme and John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin bassist) also released their only album that year. A good hard rock album! And Vektor - Black Future!

     
  15. Shadow

    Shadow Deluxe Edition Staff Member

    I'm also struggling with 2009 for whatever reason. 2010 has my favourite album of the past decade, so that one's easy.
     
  16. Brigantium

    Brigantium Work Geordie for hire Staff Member

    Can we only use each band once? I've put down Paradise Lost for 2009 but it's not their best.
     
  17. SixesAlltheway

    SixesAlltheway Yacht Rock

    Depends if you want to follow the Perun rule or not :p
     
  18. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands

    @Perun's 1 song per year additional challenge:

    1985: Tom Waits - Tango Til They’re Sore
    1986: Metallica - Master of Puppets
    1987: Dio - All the Fools Sailed Away
    1988: Iron Maiden - Infinite Dreams
    1989: Joe Satriani - The Mystical Potato Head Groove Thing
    1990: Megadeth - Holy Wars
    1991: Armored Saint - Tainted Past
    1992: Dream Theater - Learning to Live
    1993: Anthrax - Only
    1994: Bruce Dickinson - Tears of the Dragon
    1995: Dream Theater - A Change of Seasons
    1996: Iced Earth - A Question of Heaven
    1997: Symphony X - The Accolade
    1998: Symphony X - Through the Looking Glass
    1999: Tom Waits - Come On Up to the House
    2000: Tracy Chapman - Telling Stories
    2001: Kamelot - Karma
    2002: Symphony X - The Odyssey
    2003: John Mayer - Wheel
    2004: Dio - One More for the Road
    2005: Opeth - Ghost of Perdition
    2006: William Elliott Whitmore - One Man’s Shame
    2007: Missy Higgins - Secret
    2008: The Duhks - Mighty Storm
    2009: Heaven & Hell - Bible Black
    2010: Seventh Wonder - The Great Escape
    2011: William Elliott Whitmore - Not Feeling Any Pain
    2012: Rush - Headlong Flight
    2013: Clutch - Crucial Velocity
    2014: Sabaton - Night Witches
    2015: Iron Maiden - Empire of the Clouds
    2016: dunnooooooooo
     
  19. bearfan

    bearfan Ancient Mariner

    Sticking to one album per band .. this is fricking hard, skipping a lot of early Maiden albums


    1969 -- King Crimson -- The Court of the Crimson King
    1970 -- Deep Purple -- In Rock
    1971 -- Jethro Tull -- Aqualung
    1972 -- Nektar -- A Tab in the Ocean
    1973 -- Black Sabbath -- Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
    1974 -- Kiss -- Kiss
    1975 -- Aerosmith -- Toys in the Attic
    1976 -- Judas Priest -- Sad Wings of Destiny
    1977 -- Queen -- News of the World
    1978 -- Vam Halen -- Van Halen
    1979 -- AC/DC -- Highway to Hell
    1980 -- Motorhead -- Ace of Spades
    1981 -- Motley Crue -- Too Fast For Love
    1982 -- Clash -- Combat Rock
    1983 -- Dio -- Holy Diver
    1984 -- Metallica -- Ride the Lightning
    1985 -- Cult -- Love
    1986 -- Slayer -- Reign in Blood
    1987 -- Guns and Roses -- Appetite for Destruction
    1988 -- Jane's Addiction -- Nothing's Shocking
    1989 -- Faith No More -- The Real Thing
    1990 -- Megadeth -- Rust in Peace
    1991 -- Nirvana -- Nevermind
    1992 -- Alice in Chains -- Dirt
    1993 -- Anthrax -- Sound of White Noise
    1994 -- Stone Temple Pilots -- Purple
    1995 -- Smashing Pumpkins -- Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
    1996 -- Screaming Trees -- Dust
    1997 -- Bruce Dickinson -- Accident of Birth
    1998 -- Offspring -- Americana
    1999 -- Weird Al -- Running With Scissors (might need a laugh :) )
    2000 -- Flogging Molly -- Swagger
    2001 -- System of a Down -- Toxicity
    2002 -- Queens of the Stone Age -- Songs for the Deaf
    2003 -- White Stripes -- Elephant
    2004 -- Green Day -- American Idiot
    2005 -- Porcupine Tree -- Deadwing
    2006 -- Maiden -- A Matter of Life and Death - killed me skipping over so many others
    2007 -- Alter Bridge -- Blackbird
    2008 -- Raconteurs -- Consolers of the Lonely
    2009 -- Them Crooked Vultures -- Them Crooked Vultures
    2010 -- Avenged Sevenfold -- Nightmare
    2011 -- Foo Fighters -- Wasting Light
    2012 -- Baroness -- Yellow and Green
    2013 -- Clutch -- Crucial Velocity
    2014 -- Tom Petty -- Hypnotic Eye
    2015 -- The Atomic Bitchwax -- Gravitron

    Edit .. rethinking 2015, I would probably replace it with Ghost Meloria ... though I like what I picked as well. Totally forgot about Ghost though. Damn good album
     
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  20. SixesAlltheway

    SixesAlltheway Yacht Rock

    Unfair that bearfan gets to pick stuff like In Rock, Court of the Crimson King, Aqualung and Sabbath Bloody Sabbath! ;)

    Overall very good list!
     
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