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DanteR*
12-27-2008, 11:16 PM
1995
Hum's album You'd Prefer an Astronaut

and

1996
Failure's album Fantastic Planet

HiImKindaNewAnd
01-02-2009, 06:52 PM
Mr Tambourine Man- the Byrds (1965) should be on there. Where would Johnny Marr or Peter Buck be without that jangly guitar sound?

bah humbug
01-02-2009, 07:59 PM
1995
Hum's album You'd Prefer an Astronaut

and

1996
Failure's album Fantastic Planet
How are those essential?

edit: they're good, but nowhere near as influential as some of the others

sexyresults1979
01-07-2009, 09:08 AM
surfer rosa? come on, really?

general14lee
02-15-2009, 09:28 PM
I second that. The lack of surfer rosa is troubling.

HC_mos
02-16-2009, 02:51 PM
The Other Men - Wake up Swimming

munn_borokidda
02-16-2009, 04:05 PM
yh good list mate

toyboxmonster
02-16-2009, 10:12 PM
-Spacemen 3
-The Jesus and Mary Chain
-Husker Du
-Dinosaur Jr (early material only)

Notmewtwoguitar
02-17-2009, 09:38 AM
I love this thread, but lack of Kaiser Chiefs really disturbs me.

batesyy
02-19-2009, 01:08 AM
1996
Failure's album Fantastic Planet
Great album.

I love this thread, but lack of Kaiser Chiefs really disturbs me.
:facepalm:

Notmewtwoguitar
02-19-2009, 06:31 AM
:facepalm:

Haha was that too deadpan?

UMadeMeRealise
02-25-2009, 12:07 PM
I love this thread, but lack of Kaiser Chiefs really disturbs me.

They are not essential. At least, not to anyone who's ever heard Blur.

Notmewtwoguitar
02-26-2009, 01:19 PM
They are not essential. At least, not to anyone who's ever heard Blur.

Oh dear...

It was a a joke. Sorry if that wasn't obvious. Kaiser Chiefs are the antithesis of Indie, they formed to play "indie music", trying to pin down indie as a sound to sell records because producers realised it was becoming popular.

At least Batessy understands. Kind of. He thought I was serious too :facepalm:

rorropiloto
02-27-2009, 07:34 PM
great list but i didnt see Talking Heads

Musefan161
02-28-2009, 01:38 PM
List is epic but where's:

- (What's the Story) Morning Glory? More essential than "Definitely Maybe."

- The Bends

Pecolatto
03-03-2009, 09:15 PM
what about Nirvana? and Alice in Chains?

UMadeMeRealise
03-09-2009, 11:37 AM
List is epic but where's:

- (What's the Story) Morning Glory? More essential than "Definitely Maybe."

About Oasis, I think there's something to be said from removing them altogether, but if we must have them, Definitely Maybe is a better album overall than Morning Glory, though it lacks a "Wonderwall."

what about Nirvana? and Alice in Chains?

You didn't look properly, did you? Nevermind and In Utero are both listed. As for Alice in Chains, they fit more into Modern Rock.

ChrisN
03-09-2009, 12:29 PM
List is pretty good so I had trouble thinking of anything that could possibly be added. What about these, any good?

Kula Shaker - K - 1996
The Seahorses - Do It Yourself - 1997
Reef - Glow - 1997

HC_mos
03-09-2009, 05:16 PM
We cant forget about Slint.
They were revolutionary.
SPIDERLAND

UMadeMeRealise
03-09-2009, 05:31 PM
We cant forget about Slint.
They were revolutionary.
SPIDERLAND



1991

My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
Nirvana - Nevermind
Primal Scream - Screamadelica
Sebadoh - III
Slint - Spiderland
Teenage Fanclub - Bandwagonesque



Does anyone actually read the list anymore?

mcoolseph
03-23-2009, 11:20 PM
Sweet list man. It's refreshing to see people actually posting useful information

phillyguitar
03-26-2009, 02:36 PM
Great list, I'm gonna check some of these albums out. I need some new inspiration.

I know there have been a lot of suggestions, I'm just gonna throw some out there. Some of these might have been suggested already, I read as much as the thread as i could before I jumped to the end.

Suggestion #1: Rainer Maria - Any Albums

I saw someone suggest Rainer Maria, I can never forget the first time I saw a link for the youtube video of the song Tinfoil and heard the unforgettable, "Goddamnit!" To be honest I thought they were a terrible band with a lot of heart, but they really grew on me.

Suggestion #2: Rilo Kiley - More Adventurous

Rilo Kiley is a great band and IMO a great idea for the list. Their more recent effort sounded more 70's influenced and almost disco, however some of their older albums are still good and indie/alternative.

More adventurous skirts a couple of different styles, but seems to have that overall indie vibe thats good but escapes mainstream-ness.

Suggestion #3: Jenny Lewis - Any album

Jenny Lewis from Rilo Kiley has a mix of folky/country/indie sound, but I think she could fit in.

Thats all I got for now.

Musefan161
03-26-2009, 10:31 PM
About Oasis, I think there's something to be said from removing them altogether, but if we must have them, Definitely Maybe is a better album overall than Morning Glory, though it lacks a "Wonderwall."

But if we are including them, Morning Glory is more well known and more original albeit not as good as Definitely Maybe.

JohnnyGenzale
04-25-2009, 09:48 PM
The Libertines Self titled album should be on it no?
Also, why is Highway 61 Revisited on this list? Is it considered indie? :confused:

Monkeygone2hvn
04-25-2009, 10:35 PM
K records and touch and go records i think more than deserve to be on the list of important independent record labels

Asif Zaman
05-03-2009, 07:50 AM
I really like the chronological list of the must have albums you gave. Thanks.

Skirvy
05-05-2009, 12:55 PM
surely there been a few more essential albums since 2005?
eg;

In Rainbows - Radiohead
Modern Guilt - Beck

a hell of alot more that i can't be bothered typing out, but those 2 definately stand out.

NOFX182
05-05-2009, 03:37 PM
1979: Young Marble Giants - Colossal Youth
1997: Ween - The Mollusk
1998: 12 Rods - Split Personalities
1999: The Dismemberment Plan - Emergency & I
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - I See A Darkness

2003: The Wrens - The Meadowlands
2006: Brother, Sister by mewithoutYou
Joanna Newsom - Ys

There's a few for the list

Musefan161
05-06-2009, 06:46 AM
The list needs this:

2006 - Carnavas by Silversun Pickups

spitonastranger
05-12-2009, 07:15 AM
This is a really solid list...

i'm most impressed

uhh_me?
05-12-2009, 10:13 AM
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - I See A Darkness
100% in agreement with this one. unfortunately, biles is still missing.

sponj
05-12-2009, 12:53 PM
1998: 12 Rods - Split Personalities


thumbs up

porhobo420
05-15-2009, 07:20 PM
where is touch and go records? or stt :s

somewhat_here
05-16-2009, 03:01 AM
SST i think you mean? i doubt this list gets updated anytime soon.

Wiggz
05-26-2009, 05:19 AM
im not sure why u dont have every pixies album... definately need surfer rosa up there without a question. also are public enemy and run dmc really necessary? i listen to dmc like no ones business but they are neither alt nor indie. they may be influential but not in these genres

ryanfit4battle
06-03-2009, 02:27 PM
does anyone here read or at least heard of skyscraper magazine? i found a copy of one today at my local bookstore. it was cool it had an interview with Wavves and an article on Sinaloa that i read. this magazine seems pretty sweet. there was a ton of stuff in it

EDIT: here is their site www.skyscrapermagazine.com
aw. they are discontinuin the printed version of this magazine. and just when i found it :(

IQuitMyDayJob
06-15-2009, 01:03 PM
Music For Kids Who Can't Read Good

www.musicforants.com
Should be on this list, it's great.
Also, It is a million percent necessary to throw up a 2007 year, just for Okkervil Rivers sake. Stage Names should be on here

Great list though.

ASP499
06-16-2009, 02:16 PM
what about the other 3 amazing "The smiths" albums: Meat is Muder(1985), The Queen is Dead (1986), Strangeways, Here we come (1987).

xX*Zeppelin*Xx
06-19-2009, 01:24 PM
^ hmm, I'm not sure if Strangeways is really "essential" and I'm also not sure about Meat is Murder (although I seem to be in the minority on that one). The Queen is Dead is already listed though and I reckon two albums by any one band is enough.

Road Eyes
06-22-2009, 11:51 AM
Essential Links:

Essential albums: (ones that'll last the test of time, not just stuff known about for a week and then forgotten)

1965

Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited

1966

The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
The Beatles - Revolver

1967

Leonard Cohen - Songs of Leonard Cohen
Love - Forever Changes
The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground & Nico

1968

The Beatles - The Beatles
The Kinks - The Village Green Preservation Society
The Mothers of Invention (Frank Zappa) - We're Only In It For The Money
The Velvet Underground - White Light/White Heat

1969

Captain Beefheart - Trout Mask Replica
MC5 - Kick out the Jams

1970

Cat Stevens - Tea For The Tillerman
The Stooges - Fun House
Yoko Ono - Plastic Ono Band

1971

Can - Tago Mago

1972

Big Star - #1 Record
David Bowie - The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders From Mars
Lou Reed - Transformer
Nick Drake - Pink Moon

1975

Brian Eno - Another Green World
Neil Young - Tonight's The Night
Patti Smith - Horses

1977

The Clash - The Clash
David Bowie - Low
Kraftwerk - Trans-Europe Express
Television - Marquee Moon
Wire - Pink Flag

1978

Elvis Costello - This Year's Model
Devo - Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo

1979

The Clash - London Calling
Gang of Four - Entertainment!
Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
The Pop Group - Y
Neil Young - Rust Never Sleeps

1980

Joy Division - Closer
Talking Heads - Remain in Light

1981

Black Flag - Damaged

1982

The Cure - Pornography
Dexy's Midnight Runners - Too-Rye-Ay
Mission of Burma - Vs

1983

REM - Murmur
Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes

1984

Husker Du - Zen Arcade
Minutemen - Double Nickels on the Dime
The Replacements - Let It Be
The Smiths - The Smiths

1985

The Fall - This Nation's Saving Grace
The Jesus & Mary Chain - Psychocandy
Tom Waits - Rain Dogs

1986

Run DMC - Raising Hell
The Smiths - The Queen is Dead
Sonic Youth - EVOL
XTC - Skylarking

1987

Big Black - Songs About ****ing
Dinosaur Jr - You're Living All Over Me
Sonic Youth - Sister

1988

Dinosaur Jr - Bug
My Bloody Valentine - Isn't Anything
Public Enemy - It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
Talk Talk - Spirit of Eden

1989

A.R.Kane - "i"
Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique
The Cure - Disintegration
De La Soul - 3 Feet High and Rising
Fugazi - 13 Songs
Pixies - Doolittle
The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses

1990

Fugazi - Repeater
Ride - Nowhere
Depeche Mode - Violator

1991

My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
Nirvana - Nevermind
Primal Scream - Screamadelica
Sebadoh - III
Slint - Spiderland
Teenage Fanclub - Bandwagonesque

1992

Pavement - Slanted & Enchanted
Red House Painters - Down Colorful Hill

1993

Blur - Modern Life is Rubbish
Liz Phair - Exile in Guyville
Nirvana - In Utero
Slowdive - Souvlaki
The Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream
Suede - Suede

1994

Beck - Mellow Gold
Blur - Parklife
Guided By Voices - Bee Thousand
Jawbreaker - 24 Hour Revenge Therapy
Jeff Buckley - Grace
Oasis - Definitely Maybe
Pavement - Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
Portishead - Dummy
Shellac - At Action Park
Suede - Dog Man Star
Weezer - The Blue Album

1995

Bjork - Post
Blind Melon - Soup
Palace - Viva Last Blues
Pulp - Different Class
Scott Walker - Tilt
The Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness

1996

Beck - Odelay
Belle & Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister
DJ Shadow - Endtroducing...
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Murder Ballads

1997

Bjork - Homogenic
Mogwai - Young Team
Radiohead - OK Computer
Spiritualized - Ladies and Gentlemen, We Are Floating in Space
The Verve - Urban Hymns
Yo La Tengo - I Can Hear The Heart Beating As One

1998

Air - Moon Safari
Cat Power - Moon Pix
Elliott Smith - X/O
Massive Attack - Mezzanine
Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane Over the Sea
Unwound - Challenge For Civilised Society

1999

Built To Spill - Keep It Like A Secret
The Flaming Lips - The Soft Bulletin
Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs
Sigur Ros - Ágætis Byrjun

2000

Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven
Modest Mouse - The Moon and Antartica
Radiohead - Kid A

2001

Daft Punk - Discovery
Low - Things We Lost In The Fire
The Microphones - The Glow Pt. 2
The Strokes - Is this it?

2002

Bright Eyes - Lifted, or the Story....
Broken Social Scene - You Forgot it In People
The Decemberists - Castaways & Cutouts
The Libertines - Up the Bracket
The Mountain Goats - Tallahassee
Songs: Ohia - Didn't It Rain
Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

2003

Damien Rice - O
Death Cab For Cutie - Transatlanticism
M83 - Dead Cities, Red Seas and Lost Ghosts
Mars Volta - De-loused in the Comatorium
The Shins - Chutes too Narrow
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Fever To Tell

2004

The Arcade Fire - Funeral
Iron & Wine - Our Endless Numbered Days
Les Savy Fav - Inches
Sufjan Stevens - Seven Swans

2005

Animal Collective - Feels
Lou Barlow - Emoh
MIA - Arular
The National - Alligator

Nice list, i'd change a few cd's bit i'd agree with most of it. I think The Man Machine and not Trans-Europe Express is the more essential Kraftwerk album. You should have Sigur Ros's () album in their as well and at least one of Brian Eno's Music For...ambient albums. Also where is the Stars Of The Lid and Eluvium's Talk Amongst The Trees? Elliot Smith's Either/Or is essential as well it's the last of his more 'bedroom' albums. I would also have put Swervedriver's Raise in there and Iggy Pop's The Idiot to compliment Bowie's Berline years-stuff. Could probably do with both of Aphex Twin's Selected Ambient Works Vol. I and II and his Richard D. James album as well.

xX*Zeppelin*Xx
06-22-2009, 03:43 PM
^I'm not really sure about the addition of Stars of the Lid, Eluvium and Aphex Twin albums. Sure, they're awesome but they're electronic artists and are of much more importance to the world of electronic music than that of alt/indie. Same goes for Brian Eno. Occasionally you get electronic artists who sort of fit here - like Four Tet or Daedelus, but I just think the artists you mentioned wouldn't really be relevant in a list of essential alt/indie albums.

The exclusion of Either/Or always sparks debate but I think XO was added instead as it's regarded as Elliott Smith's most accesible album and probably a better choice for a list which seeks to introduce newcomers to his music. Although I agree with you, Either/or is Elliott's best album :p:

Not really sure about Raise either. I think Ejector Seat Reservation and Mezcal Head are far better albums. Something by them probably should be added though.

As for Kraftwerk while The Man-Machine is my favourite album by them, Trans-Europe Express is the most revered by critics and generally regarded as their masterpiece. I do agree with you on this one but I think we're in the minority.

EDIT: this problem with what actually fits here has got me thinking... maybe we should arrange the albums into subgenres?

Road Eyes
06-22-2009, 04:31 PM
^I'm not really sure about the addition of Stars of the Lid, Eluvium and Aphex Twin albums. Sure, they're awesome but they're electronic artists and are of much more importance to the world of electronic music than that of alt/indie. Same goes for Brian Eno. Occasionally you get electronic artists who sort of fit here - like Four Tet or Daedelus, but I just think the artists you mentioned wouldn't really be relevant in a list of essential alt/indie albums.

The exclusion of Either/Or always sparks debate but I think XO was added instead as it's regarded as Elliott Smith's most accesible album and probably a better choice for a list which seeks to introduce newcomers to his music. Although I agree with you, Either/or is Elliott's best album :p:

Not really sure about Raise either. I think Ejector Seat Reservation and Mezcal Head are far better albums. Something by them probably should be added though.

As for Kraftwerk while The Man-Machine is my favourite album by them, Trans-Europe Express is the most revered by critics and generally regarded as their masterpiece. I do agree with you on this one but I think we're in the minority.

EDIT: this problem with what actually fits here has got me thinking... maybe we should arrange the albums into subgenres?

Good idea, and you've got a point about eluvium etc... i suppose as i they aren't really traditional alt/indie. I guess I included the Aphex ones for the same reason Andrewbiles added the Kraftwerk album because of the influence they have had on certain artists e.g. Kid-A era Radiohead.

List could probably do with some Sun Kil Moon and Grizzly Bear as well.

uhh_me?
06-22-2009, 05:39 PM
perhaps color coding the albums somehow?

xX*Zeppelin*Xx
06-24-2009, 06:26 PM
^ yeah, colour coding is probably the best idea.

nirvanapwns
06-27-2009, 09:57 PM
needs some interpol

fitterhappier34
07-03-2009, 02:38 AM
I also agree with the Aphex Twin addition because RDJ's music has influenced a decent amount of indie & alt music especially Radiohead. IMO.

Just some small suggestions:

Sunny Day Real Estate - Diary (1994)
Coldplay - Parachutes (2000) or A Rush of Blood to the Head (2002)
^ I sense some burning hot flames for those...
Kings of Leon - Aha Shake Heartbreak (2004)

balltounge
07-03-2009, 05:57 AM
The Books - Thought for Food (2002)

Musefan161
07-03-2009, 11:36 PM
How 'bout these 3:

1. The Earth is not a Cold Dead Place - Explosions in the Sky
2. Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots - The Flaming Lips (2002?)
3. (What's the Story) Morning Glory - Oasis (1995)

fitterhappier34
07-04-2009, 03:35 PM
Musefan161, I agree with all of your suggestions. :D

Also, looking at your username, perhaps some Muse?
Either Origin of Symmetry or Absolution obviously.

xX*Zeppelin*Xx
07-04-2009, 04:38 PM
The Books - Thought for Food (2002)

:cheers:
definitely needs added.

NOFX182
07-05-2009, 08:39 AM
Musefan161, I agree with all of your suggestions. :D

Also, looking at your username, perhaps some Muse?
Either Origin of Symmetry or Absolution obviously.camp cabaret rock has no place in this thread surely! :D

Road Eyes
07-05-2009, 05:58 PM
This list is lacking some Neu!

balltounge
07-06-2009, 06:02 AM
Space - Spiders (1996)

"The female of the species is more deadlier than the male"

Come on, it was a good album that. Tin Man was ok too.

Imsofat
07-11-2009, 12:17 PM
I think that all the other Pavement albums should be added, because Pavement are indie kings. Especially Wowee Zowee, which is think is the most underrated album of all time.

GhostWrite
07-26-2009, 03:38 PM
Awesome thread--major props!

xX*Zeppelin*Xx
07-27-2009, 07:45 PM
does this list still get updated? if so...

Unrest - Imperial f.f.r.r (1992) or Perfect Teeth (1993)
The Go-Betweens - 16 Lovers Lane (1988)
The dB's - Stand's for Decibels (1981)
The United States of America - The United States of America (1968)
Arthur Russell - World of Echo (1986?)
something by Amon Duul. probably Yeti?

are 06 albums eligible yet? could probably do with Yellow House if they are allowed.

somewhat_here
07-27-2009, 09:12 PM
something by Amon Duul. probably Yeti?
:headbang:

we should add some Faust too. I guess IV since it's got that song.

uhh_me?
07-28-2009, 10:01 AM
'06 should be eligible now. i'm not really sure what the status of this is. i know that Saad and i can update it, but i am hesitant because this is Andrew's baby. the likelihood of him coming back seems slimmer and slimmer. still, i feel uncomfortable changing much until the situation is somehow resolved.

uhh_me?
08-04-2009, 01:13 PM
update: '06 and '07 are now eligible.

balltounge
08-12-2009, 05:20 AM
Red Sparowes - At the soundless Dawn (05)

Stereophonics - Language Sex Violence Other (05)

The Kooks - Inside in/Inside out (06)

Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not (06)

Tom Waits - Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers, Bastards (06)

Hot Chip - The Warning (06)

Cat Power - The Greatest (06)

Peter Bjorn and John - Writers block (06)



2006 was an ok year!

David_Bowie=GOD
08-25-2009, 03:48 PM
Silversun Pickups - Carnavas (06)

RHCP94
08-25-2009, 04:13 PM
Hold Steady - Seperation Sunday ('05)
My Morning Jacket - It Still Moves ('03)
TV On the Radio - Return to Cookie Mountain ('06)
Gogol Bordello - Super Taranta! ('07)

eastwoodfan92
09-12-2009, 07:27 PM
You forgot:
White Trash, Two Heebs and a Bean - NOFX (1992)
Garbage - Garbage (1995)
Dookie - Green Day (1994)
Nevermind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols - The Sex Pistols (1977)
Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables - The Dead Kennedys (1980)

Other than that, a great list.

Arthur Curry
10-06-2009, 01:03 AM
J Dilla - Donuts (2006)
Novos Baianos - Acabou Chorare (1972)

Cameronrobson
10-06-2009, 05:40 PM
You forgot:
White Trash, Two Heebs and a Bean - NOFX (1992)
Garbage - Garbage (1995)
Dookie - Green Day (1994)
Nevermind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols - The Sex Pistols (1977)
Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables - The Dead Kennedys (1980)

Other than that, a great list.
As great as one of those albums is, I don't think that any of them are indie enough for the list.

incubator
10-17-2009, 09:51 AM
none of you guys really answered my question about indie, so i youtubed it instead...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZsANkG4JG8

pbiggie
10-18-2009, 07:51 AM
I saw Run DMC and De la soul on that list in the OP. Does that mean we can talk about them in this forum?

uhh_me?
10-18-2009, 11:09 AM
they are better suited to Other. the list is a bit all over the place.

Hive_Node
11-30-2009, 02:34 AM
I don't see

The Soft Boys - Underwater Moonlight (1980)
Pearl Jam - Ten (1991)
Alice in Chains - Dirt (1992)
Pearl Jam - Vitalogy (1994)
Soundgarden - Superunknown

on the essential Alt albums list.

thiagosilva
12-05-2009, 03:04 PM
Pearl Jam - Backspacer(2009)

uhh_me?
12-05-2009, 03:32 PM
grunge stuff would fit better in Modern Rock.

i'm actually going to go through and update this tomorrow. i'll toss in some things from 2006 and 2007 that have been suggested, amongst some older albums that should probably be included. i may color code things by genre too.

NOFX182
12-15-2009, 11:39 AM
grunge stuff would fit better in Modern Rock.

i'm actually going to go through and update this tomorrow. i'll toss in some things from 2006 and 2007 that have been suggested, amongst some older albums that should probably be included. i may color code things by genre too.go on then! :D

uhh_me?
12-17-2009, 10:25 PM
;)

anything need removing?

color coding and adding will have to wait because i hit the character limit. perhaps a Alt/Indie Essentials 3.0 is in order?

eastwoodfan92
12-18-2009, 01:53 AM
As great as one of those albums is, I don't think that any of them are indie enough for the list.



Just curious, which album on my list is the good one?

NOFX182
12-18-2009, 08:56 PM
I really want you to put Brother, Sister by mewithoutYou on that list haha. Faultless album and completely on it's own in terms of what it sounds like. It's basically perfect.

Abanazar
01-27-2010, 07:08 PM
Pretty much anything Radiohead post-Pablo Honey. :)

books.the.books
02-01-2010, 08:19 PM
good list. im happy theres someone who likes good music mann.
you should listen to THE BOOKS if you havent already.
but there amazing. thought for food is prolly the best album :)

books.the.books
02-01-2010, 08:21 PM
BLACK MOTH SUPER RAINBOW-FOREVER HEAVY
the album is called dandelion bubblegum
chewin on bubblegum. livin in a field mann. tht is my life

Musefan161
02-04-2010, 11:19 PM
Two things I think need to be added to this list:

1. Kasabian - Kasabian

2. A Storm In Heaven - The Verve (tied with Lovless as best shoegaze album ever as far as I'm concerned)

jiminizzle
02-08-2010, 10:53 PM
I'm not sure how this works but assuming we just recommend some albums we see as essentials I'd definately consider adding

built to spill- perfect from now on, and there's nothing wrong with love

iron and wine- the creek drank the cradle

the postal service- give up should probably be there

wolf parade- apologies to the queen mary

and I'd say jim croce- you dont mess around with jim deserves consideration
and maybe bruce springsteen - The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle too

halloweenhead
02-09-2010, 01:05 AM
Brian Eno's Ambient 1:Music for Airports should probably be on here

uhh_me?
02-09-2010, 09:15 PM
ima start plotting a 3.0 thread. right. now.

Digilister
02-24-2010, 05:33 AM
Nice! Thank you!

I.O.T.M
02-24-2010, 01:02 PM
Cheers for putting the link to Free Indie, so many good bands.

Arthur Curry
02-24-2010, 02:04 PM
i'm sort of surprised at the lack of hip hop on this list. of course you'll say that hip hop isn't alternative or indie, but in that case i think we need to get some terms straight. what, precisely, is supposed to go on this list? you're excluding grunge? bands like nirvana were hugely influential to a lot of indie bands today, not to mention "grunge" is a stupid term and their music should fall under alternative anyway. and by that logic you'd have to exclude the beatles or vu because they fall under classic rock.

anyway, pretty arbitrary list ya got goin on here.

NOFX182
02-27-2010, 01:02 PM
Two things I think need to be added to this list:


1. Kasabian - Kasabian

Blatant Stone Roses rip-offs? Don't think so.

crazy8rgood
03-13-2010, 01:25 AM
I'm pretty sure "Merriweather Post Pavilion" by Animal Collective will need to be added to that list soon enough.

Maybe it's not old enough yet, but trust me, it will be there eventually.

And Fleet Foxes self titled, definitely.

uhh_me?
03-13-2010, 03:56 PM
i'm sort of surprised at the lack of hip hop on this list. of course you'll say that hip hop isn't alternative or indie, but in that case i think we need to get some terms straight. what, precisely, is supposed to go on this list? you're excluding grunge? bands like nirvana were hugely influential to a lot of indie bands today, not to mention "grunge" is a stupid term and their music should fall under alternative anyway. and by that logic you'd have to exclude the beatles or vu because they fall under classic rock.

anyway, pretty arbitrary list ya got goin on here.
i'm in pretty much in full agreement. when i actually get around to restructuring things, there will likely bit a bit more diversity/accuracy/something to the thing. at the very least, i'll color code genres.

I'm pretty sure "Merriweather Post Pavilion" by Animal Collective will need to be added to that list soon enough.

Maybe it's not old enough yet, but trust me, it will be there eventually.

And Fleet Foxes self titled, definitely.
not if it is up to me! which it is! plus, there is a two year waiting precedent before any album is eligible.

crazy8rgood
03-14-2010, 11:40 PM
not if it is up to me! which it is! plus, there is a two year waiting precedent before any album is eligible.
Fleet Foxes' self titled came out in 2008.

>.>

bogeaqyt
03-23-2010, 08:53 PM
Cursive's Domestica and The ugly organ,
also Fugazi Repeater and 13 songs.
Jesu: Silver EP and Conquerer
Veckimist as well, but thats already been said most likely.

uhh_me?
03-23-2010, 09:04 PM
Fleet Foxes' self titled came out in 2008.

>.>
oh, i meant MPP.
Cursive's Domestica and The ugly organ,
also Fugazi Repeater and 13 songs.
Jesu: Silver EP and Conquerer
Veckimist as well, but thats already been said most likely.
Domestica is great to good, for the most part, but i don't know if i'd call anything Cursive has done essential.

Temporarily Closed While I Mull Over Essentials 3.0

feel free to PM me suggestions for 2008