Albums You Would Add to Rolling Stone's Top 500 Albums of All TimeIrina2932
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In the USA, they are not the biggest band, but in several European countries, it is a fact that whenever Nightwish release new material, it immediately tops the charts and becomes a musical blockbuster. They are not a band that get too much airplay, that is due to them not being mainstream pop but symphonic metal, but nevertheless their music is well known at least all over Middle Europe. Much of this success is due to this album, "Century Child", which not only is my personal favourite work by them (a concept album about the loss of innocence, with groundbreaking lyrics and a sentimental tone to it), it also was the first to enter the international market outside of their home country Finland. The singles "Bless the Child" and "Ever Dream" became huge hits e.g. in Germany and the album itself, which contains 10 excellently thought out songs, can be considered their Europe-wide breakthrough. Plus, for me it is the best record of the 2000s. - Martin_Canine
Everyone who has seen "Searching for Sugar Man" knows this forgotten masterpiece all too well. If only the documentary was released earlier, maybe it would have made it onto that list. "Cold Fact" deserves to be a classic. In every way. It needs to be in one list with "Nevermind" or "The Wall". Actually, most South Africans would add it to a list of the greatest classics of music history without hesitating, as there it is considered a must-hear album for everyone. But neither in the States nor in Europe Rodriguez has been given the credit he deserves. The first of only two albums the American singer-songwriter released in the early 70s, this disc contains 12 songs of strong melody, perfectly blending folk with rock with 70s pop and more (for folk, there are too many instruments), with lyrics that feature themes of drug addiction, self pity, angst, rebellion and more in the most poetic of ways. It is simply an album that is perfect in every way that wouldn't have lost any of its charms ...more - Martin_Canine
Even with Rammstein being a German band singing in their mother language, it is a music group that is well known all over the globe and recieved almost universal acclaim for every album they released. It is not fair ignoring this huge band whose music has a massive fanbase on every continent no matter if they can understand the lyrics - which, by the way, have the unique ability to perfectly combine the quality and structure of classic literature and poems with almost vulgar or horrifyingly violent content, therefore developing a storytelling similar to traditional tales but with dark topics. However, this album's style of lyricsm is unusually graphic and straightforward for the band.
"Sehnsucht", along with "Mutter", is generally seen as Rammstein's best and greatest album, and also includes 2 of their most well known songs, "Engel" and "Du hast". - Martin_Canine
Thanks to this album, she became one of the most important artists of the 90's - Irina2932
I am absolutely flabbergasted.
This may well be the best album of all time.
Shame on you, Rolling Stone voters.
Agreed, Poetry, Art, Ian Anderson Is Genius. Definitely One Of The Greatest Albums Of All Time For Sure.
Wonderful Heavy Metal/Hard Rock album. "Rock You Like a Hurricane" and "Still Loving You" are marvelous songs. The whole album is fantastic - Irina2932
This album deserves to be on there for it's influence alone.
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