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.