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#1
I've been getting back into Dream Theater again recently and getting over the loss of Portnoy, and I have to say their new album is brilliant. It contains many good tracks, but my favorite without a doubt is Lost Not Forgotten.

It may be the Sistine Chapel of music.

That is purely my opinion though. It made me curious however, if there are any songs that came out within the last couple of years that had this kind of impact on you.

I would love if you would be so kind as to share what song by what artist, and if you can, what about it do you find so good?
#2
Loveless. It is not only the highest achievement of music, but the pinnacle of human expression.

Oh, recently, uh... My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy is hella good. It's pretty much the peak of pop music.
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Loveless. It is not only the highest achievement of music, but the pinnacle of human expression.

Oh, recently, uh... My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy is hella good. It's pretty much the peak of pop music.

This is all of my answer too.
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#8
Inside of Emptiness and The Empyrean by John Frusciante. Awesome albums and they reach straight into my soul. His such a talented musician it's unbelievable. Also every thing by Johann Sebastien Bach, as flea correctly says, is the pinnacle of music and all off mankind.
#9
Possibly Estranged by Guns N' Roses.

Just listen to it if you are one of the four people out there who hasn't yet.
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You cannot beat this. It's timeless, ageless, and echoes where sound can travel.

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#11
My tastes change rather frequently, but The Reign of Kindo's "Rhythm, Chord, & Melody" is my album-of-the-moment. Dat jazzy rock.

Oh, and if we're talking about post-rock specifically, sleepmakeswaves is the best.
#12
The Humbling River by Puscifer. I wouldn't say it was the pinnacle of all music, but it had an impact on me that I can't forget.
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Inside of Emptiness and The Empyrean by John Frusciante. Awesome albums and they reach straight into my soul. His such a talented musician it's unbelievable. Also every thing by Johann Sebastien Bach, as flea correctly says, is the pinnacle of music and all off mankind.


I have to agree with everything in this post. When I first heard Inside of Emptiness I immediately picked up my acoustic and had the entire album figured out back-to-front by the end of the day, and The Empyrean is a brilliant album also.

As for Bach, his Brandenburg Concertos are for me some of the best work of the Baroque period, and possibly all of the common-practice period.
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#16
Wait, what's the question, exactly?
'Cuz I wouldn't call it the pinnacle of music or anything, that'd be pretty crass of me, but Wild Flag's debut is the most recent album that I got really excited about & fell in luv with.

The pinnacle of music is probably a bit higher on art scale than anything within the grand genre of popular music. But My Bloody Valentine's Loveless is probably the pinnacle of the grand genre of popular music.
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I've been getting back into Dream Theater again recently and getting over the loss of Portnoy, and I have to say their new album is brilliant. It contains many good tracks, but my favorite without a doubt is Lost Not Forgotten.

It may be the Sistine Chapel of music.

That is purely my opinion though. It made me curious however, if there are any songs that came out within the last couple of years that had this kind of impact on you.

I would love if you would be so kind as to share what song by what artist, and if you can, what about it do you find so good?
but this song is better than all that stuff.

Zach's post is great, too.
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Its funny how different everyone's opinions are. You'd think one species would like some of the same stuff, but nah. Most of the stuff already posted I wouldn't even consider decent. And I'm sure many people won't like my choices.

Heres what I think:

Pixies- Doolittle

Alice in Chains- Dirt, Facelift

Queens of the Stone Age- Self Titled, Songs for the Deaf

The Strokes- Is This It
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#19
with fear i kiss the burning darkness so brutal yet emotive, real yet fantastical; a perfect piece of raw human art
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with fear i kiss the burning darkness so brutal yet emotive, real yet fantastical; a perfect piece of raw human art


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Loveless. It is not only the highest achievement of music, but the pinnacle of human expression.

Oh, recently, uh... My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy is hella good. It's pretty much the peak of pop music.

You're obsessed with that album

I can see why though...
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Fugazi. Or that^

EDIT: ^^. And recently, La Dispute.


As much as I like them, there are far better bands than La Dispute lol.
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but this song is better than all that stuff.

Zach's post is great, too.

That's my fav song form American Slang. :3


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Fugazi. Or that^

EDIT: ^^. And recently, La Dispute.

I've never been too big on LD, but Wildlife had some really great tracks.

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You're obsessed with that album

I can see why though...

I honestly love it more and more with every metaphorical spin, and it's in my top five or so most listened-to albums ever. \m/ \m/

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As much as I like them, there are far better bands than La Dispute lol.

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Marquee Moon because someone had to say it
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#33
That's a really hard question. I'm tempted to say Between the Buried and Me merely because of the myriad styles and influences. But really, it's hard for me to say. Badmotorfinger, Dirt, Ten, Vs., Riot Act, Nevermind, In Utero, Siamese Dream... To me grunge is the pinnacle of ROCK music. I feel like it's everything and more. Then again, I love me some pop punk, prog metal... I can pick within a genre to an extent, but it's so hard for me to supersede one genre over another. Screamin' Jay Hawkins' "I Put a Spell On You"? I'm a rocker by heart but Sing, Sing, Sing is a beautiful piece of music. I guess I really don't know.
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To me grunge is the pinnacle of ROCK music.

Bro, The Stooges were the pinnacle of rock music. It was over before it began.
#36
I dunno, I'd have to typify and qualify stuff to answer what I think is the question posed by the OP.

The greatest concert/orchestra piece written for the guitar is, IMHO, Concierto de Aranjuez. I think many would agree.

I think the best use of a classical guitar, in both interpretation, style, and tone, for something other than a "typical piece" is Yi Dance by Xuefei Yang.

I think the best modern rock band is Thrice, and more specifically the best thing modern rock has produced is their Alchemy Index.

I think that BT's This Binary Universe is the modern version of the greatest orchestral creations of the past geniuses. There is no better electronic album, period.

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Bro, The Stooges were the pinnacle of rock music. It was over before it began.

Truer words...

Edit: @Zoot the Doors were godly but they just don't embody rock music as what it truly is in it's simplest form. Physcadelic maybe
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#39
The first time I heard "Soothsayer" by Buckethead, I was left speechless. Blew my shit away.

Fuzz Universe by Paul Gilbert is also quite amazing.

And several Beatles tunes.
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