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    Top 5 Most Listened-To Albums

    not necessarily your favorite albums, not necessarily the best ones, but the ones you've listened to more than any others in the course of your life. i'm going to actually stick to my own rule and only list 5 (which if you've seen me list things before, you know i have a hard time limiting myself to the exact number).

    telefon tel aviv • fahrenheit fair enough
    pat metheny trio • live
    the cinematic orchestra • every day
    king crimson • USA
    nin • ghosts i-iv

    it's not lost on me that most of these are mostly (or entirely) instrumental. but they're all so good, and i never get tired of them.

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    hmmm.. Last.fm is telling me this:

    Tori Amos - A Piano (boxset, so may not count)
    The Cure - Wish
    Tori Amos - Scarlet's Walk
    Placebo - Battle for the Sun
    The Cure - The Top
    Tool - 10,000 Days

    Year Zero, The Downward Spiral, and Tori Amos' Boys for Pele all fall just outside that - those along with The Cure's Disintegration and Depeche Mode's Violator are all albums I would probably put in the actual top 5. It would be interesting to retroactively go back to being a kid in my bedroom and clocking in all those hours of music but alas...

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    Oh jeez, whole life? If I had to venture some guesses...

    Korn - S/T
    Poison the Well - Tear From the Red
    Marilyn Manson - Mechanical Animals
    Orgy - Candyass
    Guns N Roses - Appetite for Destruction

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    Bush - Razorblade Suitcase
    KoRn - Issues
    Orgy - Candyass
    A Perfect Circle - Mer de Noms
    Tool - Lateralus
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    Soooo hard to say. I know my top in the last three years are:

    Circa Survive - The Amulet
    Tool - Fear Inoculum (could be unhealthy)
    NIN - The Trilogy
    Mars Volta - Frances The Mute
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    Quote Originally Posted by Triggermine View Post
    Bush - Razorblade Suitcase
    KoRn - Issues
    Orgy - Candyass
    Love all three of those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by halo eighteen View Post
    hmmm.. Last.fm is telling me this:
    Can't trust Last.fm with this alone as albums with more tracks are over-represented there. You have to listen to Bad Witch six times to reach the same amount of scrobbles as one session with Ghosts I-IV.

    That said mine are probably from my teen years when I only had 20 or so albums and would only listen to those. It would be something like this:
    Mission Impossible 2 ost,
    Bloodhound Gang - Hooray for Boobies
    Kid Rock - The History of Rock
    Die Ärzte - Wir wollen nur deine Seele
    Die Ärzte - 13

    As for more recentish albums I think it's this:
    The Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs
    Nine Inch Nails - And All That Could Have Been
    The Knife - Silent Shout
    My Chemical Romance - The Black Parade
    The Black Queen - Fever Daydream

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    Well for the last 3-4 years I have been listening to Groupers albums a lot. Seems like I always turn to an album at some point in the day. I think Liz Harris is a pretty amazing woman and artist. She was a sweetheart when I met her to. I would probably say Alien Observer/Dream Loss is maybe my favorite album ever.

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    Guns N' Roses- Appetite For Destruction
    Van Halen- The Six Pack (DLR-era albums)
    Nine Inch Nails- Pretty Hate Machine
    The Beatles- Sgt. Pepper
    Pearl Jam- Ten

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    Depeche Mode - Violator
    Tori Amos - Under the Pink
    NIN - the Fragile
    Death Cab for Cutie - Transatlanticism
    NIN - Still

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    Top 12 on iTunes and my library data goes back to 2005:

    Depeche Mode - Exciter
    Daft Punk - Tron Soundtrack
    Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross - The Social Network
    Fischerspooner - Odyssey
    Kraftwerk - Tour De France Soundtracks

    Honorable Mentions:
    Depeche Mode - Songs Of Faith And Devotion
    Electric Light Orchestra - A New World Record
    Radiohead - Hail To The Thief
    Cursive - The Ugly Organ
    Hans Zimmer - Interstellar
    Sigur Ros - ( )
    The Orb - Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld

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    Yah, I'd say Violator and Songs of Faith & Devotion are probably equal in the amount of times I've listened to them.

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    I would also say I have constantly listened to the Mandy score since it was released. It’s beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Archive_Reports View Post
    Love all three of those.
    I'm beginning to notice we share similar taste in music.

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    The Downward Spiral
    The Fragile
    Queens Of The Stone Age - Queens Of The Stone Age
    Viktor Vaughn - Vaudeville Villain
    Morrissey - Bona Drag

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    Phew...

    Nine Inch Nails - the fragile / with teeth (it must be a draw, no idea which one got more playtime)
    Qotsa - songs for the deaf
    Mark Lanegan - blues funeral
    Rammstein - Mutter
    Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - beat the devil's tattoo
    Tomahawk - Tomahawk
    Kylesa - static tension
    Beastmilk - climax
    Mastodon - leviathan
    The Dillinger Escape Plan - miss machine

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    Soundgarden - Superunknown
    QOTSA - Songs for the Deaf/Rated R
    With Teeth
    Radiohead - Kid A
    Interpol - Turn on the Bright Lights

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    Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon
    Pearl Jam - VS
    Radiohead - In Rainbows
    Mogwai - Mr. Beast
    NIN - Broken

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    I'll try eleven

    Boards of Canada-Music has the Right to Children
    Fugees-The Score
    NIN-Broken
    David Bowie-Outside
    Tool-Aenima
    Outkast-Aquemini
    Old 97's-Fight Songs
    APC-Mer de Noms
    Tricky-Pre Millennium Tension
    Rasputina- How we Quit the Forest
    Robert Plant-Now and Zen

    Also, @eversonpoe , I LOVE Pat Metheny. I saw him with Lyle Mays in like 98 or 99, in an intimate setting, in the front row. They were incredible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elevenism View Post
    Also, @eversonpoe , I LOVE Pat Metheny. I saw him with Lyle Mays in like 98 or 99, in an intimate setting, in the front row. They were incredible.
    i saw pat metheny group right after "the way up" came out. they played the whole album straight through (which makes sense since it's essentially one long suite) and then played for another hour and a half. it was fucking incredible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eversonpoe View Post
    i saw pat metheny group right after "the way up" came out. they played the whole album straight through (which makes sense since it's essentially one long suite) and then played for another hour and a half. it was fucking incredible.
    I saw him in 97 on the imaginary day tour

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    Quote Originally Posted by tricil View Post
    I saw him in 97 on the imaginary day tour
    that's my fav "group" album so i am super jealous.
    BUT at least i got to hear "roots of coincidence" at the show i went to. i was so obsessed with that song in junior high. i put it on at least 7 mixes haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by eversonpoe View Post
    that's my fav "group" album so i am super jealous.
    BUT at least i got to hear "roots of coincidence" at the show i went to. i was so obsessed with that song in junior high. i put it on at least 7 mixes haha
    Yeah the industrial song hahaha

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    throughout my whole life is tough, especially if I consider just being honest and not trying to edit a list to look cooler.

    U2 - Achtung Baby
    The Cure - Disintegration
    My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
    Radiohead - In Rainbows
    Coldplay - X&Y

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    Failure - Fantastic Planet
    A Perfect Circle - Mer De Noms
    Tool - Aenima
    Russian Circles - Memorial
    Depeche Mode - Violator

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    01 Nine Inch Nails - The Fragile
    02 Marilyn Manson - Antichrist Superstar
    03 Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
    04 Deerhunter - Microcastle
    05 Animal Collective - Merriweather Post Pavilion

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    ok, breaking my own rule, but only adding one album (of course, another instrumental)

    rachel's • music for egon schiele

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    Impossible to know, but the first four for sure and probably could pick just about any album from the first 3.
    The Fragile - NIN
    Kid A - Radiohead
    Low - David Bowie
    Loveless – My Bloody Valentine
    The following albums it is possible I have listened to these more than the first 4, but there is no way to know for sure.

    Louder Than Bombs – The Smiths
    Return To Cookie Mountain – TVOTR
    Immolate Yourself – Telefon Tel Aviv
    154 – Wire
    Berlin – Lou Reed
    Aphex Twin – Selected Ambient Works Vol II
    Before and After Science – Brian Eno
    The Dandy Warhols Come Down – The Dandy Warhols
    Violator - Depeche Mode
    Check Your Head – Beastie Boys
    Antichrist Super Star – Marilyn Manson
    I could still put on any of these albums right now and enjoy them start to finish

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    NIN - Fragile
    Nick Cave - Live Seeds
    The Flaming Lips - The Soft Bulletin
    The Cure - Disintegration
    Neil Young - On the Beach

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