Albums That Are An Experience To Listen To (hard to describe, just read the thread)

The Llama

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Are there any albums that, when you listen to them, it....immerses you completely...like, you can just sit and listen and it's like an experience. For me, there's 'The Wall' by Pink Floyd (actually, most Pink Floyd albums), maybe Tommy by The Who, Trace by Son Volt and a couple others that don't just come to mind right now.
 
Most folk type storytelling artists do that for me I think, I have to be able to relax. I think the most recent example, for me, would be Sufjan Stevens.
 
Sgt. Pepper occasionally achieves this effect. Abbey Road does pretty frequently.
 
Any Pink Floyd, The Beatles, and Tommy and Quadrophenia by the who
 
Master of Puppets by Metallica, Musically

The Black Album by Metallica, Lyrically :up:
 
'Bringing It All Back Home' by Bob Dylan kinda does that. Sgt. Pepper's, kinda, maybe.
 
The Llama said:
'Bringing It All Back Home' by Bob Dylan kinda does that. Sgt. Pepper's, kinda, maybe.

I'd say Sgt. Pepper has the effect in an extremely weak form, but the closer, A Day in the Life, just has it in spades to me.
 
Makaveli the 7 day theory and Kanye west the college dropout to a cetain extent.
 
Nevermind by Nirvana lyricly has a great effect on me also
 
guitarsingerguy said:
The Mars Volta CD's are both very immersive as well.

:confused: they were interesting, but I'd hardly call a guy screaming non-sensical gibberish in two languages "immersive", in fact have you noticed that I'n both albums Cedric included somethign that sounded like an actual song just to **** with our heads?
 
Mr Sparkle said:
:confused: they were interesting, but I'd hardly call a guy screaming non-sensical gibberish in two languages "immersive", in fact have you noticed that I'n both albums Cedric included somethign that sounded like an actual song just to **** with our heads?

Except for the fact that the music is extremely jazz oriented which you can clearly pick out if you know what to look for. Sure it's weird, but its a collective effort, and yes I find it immersive.
 
If you like albums with a story get Queensryche- Operation Mindcrime, it's amazing.
 
guitarsingerguy said:
Except for the fact that the music is extremely jazz oriented which you can clearly pick out if you know what to look for. Sure it's weird, but its a collective effort, and yes I find it emmersive.

well, I find kenny G to be "jazz oriented" yet it's still crap.

but to each his own.:):up::up:
 
Mr Sparkle said:
well, I find kenny G to be "jazz oriented" yet it's still crap.

but to each his own.:):up::up:

Well, part of what I found so interesting was that they incorporated all that weird crap and still left it jazzy at the heart of it all.
 
Not to mention, I generally find all concept albums to kinda be pretty much immersive.
 
Mr Sparkle said:
:confused: they were interesting, but I'd hardly call a guy screaming non-sensical gibberish in two languages "immersive", in fact have you noticed that I'n both albums Cedric included somethign that sounded like an actual song just to **** with our heads?

and to get airplay.
 
None of these are really albums...

"One" does it to me somtimes.

But "Revolution 1 & 2" by Z Trip makes me zone out.

But the one song that gets me every time, especially if I have those big head phones, is Clubbed To Death (Kurayamino Mix) by Rob D.
 
'The Downward Spiral' and 'The Fragile' by Nine Inch Nails

'Kid A' and 'OK Computer' by Radiohead

Just to name a few...
 
For me recently Horrorscope by Eve 6. The lyrics are amazing and although the subject matter is cornball young love, it just takes me back to that. I can listen to it over and over now but didn't like it when I bought it.

Any of the Matrix soundtracks or scores, Anomie and Bonhomie or Provision by Scritti Politti, Kind of Blue by Miles Davis, Rhapsody in Blue by Goerge Gershwin, What's goin on by Marvin Gaye, the Mo' Better Blues soundtrack, It's All Gone Pete Tong soundtrack.
 

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