Recommend A Band's Older Material

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    Mark

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    What I found happened with bands like Nine Inch Nails and Tool is that I heard their new albums, then browsed backwards through their catalogues to find some truely amazing music. The most noteworthy is Nine Inch Nails with 'The Downward Spiral', 'The Fragile', and 'Still'.

    Anyways, alot of people claim when a new album comes out that the band's previous material was better. I know I'm that way with bands like Finger Eleven and Cold. So here's a thread for those of you who wish to recommend a band's previous material to new listeners who need that extra push to look into the past of a band.

    In addition, if you have questions about a band's previous material, you can ask about it in here. For example, I like Matchbook Romance's 'Voices' alot, but I hear their previous album was as good, if not better. Can you recommend me something?

    How about Bush and Atreyu?

    A couple of examples I can think of are;

    Finger Eleven's The Greyest of Blue Skies (2000) completely blows away their self-titled album from 2003. The self-titled is a terrible representation of a band with so much more talent than they let on with songs like "One Thing" and "Good Times". TGOBS is moodier and more artistic. It's one of my favorite albums of all time. Try "Broken Words", "Sick of it All", "Drag You Down", "Bones + Joints" and "Suffocate".

    Cold's Year of the Spider is much better than their latest release A Different Kind of Pain. While ADKOP is more orchestraic and preachy, YotS is a more straight-up rock album with great acoustic ditties like "Wasted Years", "Black Sunday", and "Rain Song". Try any song from this album, really.
     
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    For new System of a down listeners-

    Buy their album Toxicity(2001)its their best album till date.

    Papa Roach- - Their album[EP] Potatoes 4 christmas(1994 i think) is a damn good album.Not sure whether they have released it as an album.

    Metallica-St.Anger was a joke.But their albums from the 80's
     
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    I totally disagree. Their self-titled was 70 billion x better than Toxicity, in my opinion.
     
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    Music my friend is something we all will keep differing.Its the best album according to ME.
     
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    Green Day-Sweet Children (1987 however all 4 tracks on the EP also apear on Kerplunk, 1991)
    Green Day-Dookie (1994)
    Green Day-Smoothed Out Slappy Hour (1990)
    Iron Maiden-The Number Of The Beast (1982)
    Mortiis-The Smell Of Rain (2000)
    Slipknot-Self Titled (2000)
    Trivium-Self Titled Demo (2003)
    Trivium-Ember To Inferno (2003)
    The Prodigy-Music For A Jilted Generation (1994)
    Metallica-The Black Album (1991)
     
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    Exactly, which is why I said "In my opinion".

    But really...Toxicity just gets old so much quicker than the self-titled, in my opinion.




    anyway...

    ...And Out Come The Wolves - Rancid - Is always a suggestion from me as well.

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    Answer That And Stay Fashionable - AFI - There's a good album.

    Incubus' older stuff like "Enjoy Incubus" and "S.C.I.E.N.C.E."

    Static Age - The Misfits - A classic album. "Walk Among Us", too.
     
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    Bad Religion's old stuff. Particularly Generator (for Atomic Garden), The Gray Race (for Punk Rock Song and Streets of America), and Recipe For Hate.

    Also, I recommend Less Than Jake's older material, particularly Pezcore.
     
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    Atreyu's The Curse (2004) is an outstanding album. It's fantastic. The musicianship and lyricism on the album are some of the best I've ever heard. The album's nearly perfect. Suicide Notes and Butterfly Kisses (2002) is an all right album, but it's nowhere near as good as The Curse. It's got some catchy and awesome riffs, but the lyrics, for the most part, are horrid. It's a good album compared to most, but it's ridiculously underpar compared to The Curse. Their older material (Visions (1998) and Fractures in the Facade of Your Porcelain Beauty (2001)) is all right, but not that good because the production is way down. Atreyu's new CD is horribly tailored to the mainstream and is not a good example of their talent.
     
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    Pantera-Cowboys From Hell
    Children of Bodom-Something Wild
    Lamb of God-As The Palaces Burn
    Lamb of God-Burn The Priest
    Lamb of God-New American Gospel
    and the album with the most emphasis on this list....
    Black Label Society-Stronger Than Death

    STD blows Mafia away....same way the old LoG blows Ashes Of The Wake outta the fucking water.
     
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    Machinehead [Sixteen Stone] and The People That We Love [Golden State] are my most favourite songs by Bush. ;)
     
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    I agree with the System of a Down stuff mentioned above, Toxicity, Steal This Album! and System of a Down are the best albums by SOAD. As soon as Darrron started singing lead, it ruined SOAD. The only good songs off there new albums were the singles ( excluding lonely day), Such as BYOB and Question, there were a couple of other ones like Soldier Side that were good too.
     
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    I don't know, I like "Ashes of the Wake" the best, with "As The Palaces Burn" coming in at a very close second. I'm not really into the vocals on the first two records.

    Really, I can't think of any bands that are better earlier on, other than the obvious ones, Nine Inch Nails (although I didn't care for Pretty Hate Machine all that much), Metallica, My Chemical Romance, etc.
     
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    KoRn, Staind, and Lacuna Coil come to my mind right off the bat. Especially KoRn.
     
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    In my opinion (and it seems to be the opinion of longtime fans), Where Blood and Fire Bring Rest and Liberate Te Ex Inferis are two of the best Zao albums to date. I haven't listen to their self-titled, so I can't judge that, but avoid Parade of Chaos and the All Else Failed rerelease like the plague unless you can find both for $5 each.
     
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    Naming the band and their album...

    - Better Than Ezra: Deluxe (Although a lot of this is on Greatest Hits)
    - Dredg: El Cielo
    - Pressure 4-5: Burning The Process (OK, they don't have new material since they split, but still...)
    - The Wallflowers: Bringing Down The Horse
    - Orgy: Candyass
    - Nickelback: The State
    - Matchbox 20: Yourself Or Something Like You
    - Breaking Benjamin: Saturate
     
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    Oasis. I'm not a fan of their recent stuff, but Morning Glory is an awesome CD.
     
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    I disagree again. Why do you have Hypnotize as your avatar when you hate that? Daron is definitely not lead now, either. It's pretty much evenly split. While I do prefer Serj's writing more than Darons, the new SOAD sound isn't soo much different from the old, except Darons parts are longer.

    Maybe I'm just too much of a System of a Down fan. I love everything they do.
     
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    I completely disagree. If you listen to Toxicity and Mesmerize, it's almost like 2 completely different bands. Or maybe it's just like SOAD spent all the money they made from Toxicity on drugs, and it fueled all the writing and music for the 2 new albums. Don't get me wrong, the new albums have some excellent songs. But for every great track, there are 5-6 total jokes in my opinion. Also, if you asked any random listener who had only heard the newer material who the lead singer of SOAD is, they would tell you Daron.
     
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    In/CASINO/Out by At the Drive-In.

    The youthful energy of this record is just amazing. Right from the start, the record just blew me away. It defitanly tops Relationship of Command for sure.
     
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    Don't forget 13 Ways To Bleed On Stage. I just re-discovered this and have to say that it is an awesome rock CD, hands down. Although YOTS blows it out of the freakin' water.
     

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