Favourite Non-Floyd Albums/Songs

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Post by theaussiefloydian » Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:57 pm

I'm not entirely sure if this has ever been a thread before, but I'm gonna put it up just in case because I enjoy this sort of thing.
I'll start by saying my favourite non-Floyd album right now is Slowdive's Souvlaki... love the textures on that one. Favourite non-Floyd song is a lot harder, but I think it might be "Star Roving" (also Slowdive) or "Back in the USA" by Green Day.

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Post by moodyblue » Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:27 pm

Ommadawn by Mike Oldfield. Side 1 is the (al)most perfect piece of music I've ever heard. Quite like a lot of Rush albums at the moment.

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Post by Vlad The Impaler » Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:31 am

moodyblue wrote:Ommadawn by Mike Oldfield. Side 1 is the (al)most perfect piece of music I've ever heard.
Amen Brother.


Other than the Floyd...my list would be the original Mothers Of Invention, Moody Blues, The Stones, The Beatles, Ten Years After, Steppenwolf, Mike Oldfield, Igor Stravinsky, Gustav Holst, and Edgard Varese to name but a few.

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Post by A Syd Casualty » Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:29 am

The Chameleons, Script of the Bridge.
Unknown Pleasures, Joy Division.
Led Zeppelin IV.
London Calling, the Clash.
Rocket To Russia, Ramones.

Possibly my favourite non Floyd track.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwxIY3E6Af0

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Post by BertWW96 » Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:53 pm

Albums:
The Who: Quadrophenia
Marillion: Happiness Is The Road, Brave, Marbles
Steven Wilson: The Raven That Refused To Sing (And Other Stories), Grace For Drowning, Hand.Cannot.Erase

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Post by Jimi Dean Barrett » Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:24 am

Flash Delirium by MGMT (although I like their albums too)
Soft Machine Vol.2 & 6
Futurology and Journal For Plague Lovers by Manic Street Preachers
Hey Baby (New Rising Sun) favourite from Hendrix as well as Axis: Bold As Love album.
Cookie Thumper by Die Antwoord
Blackstar album by Bowie.

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Post by qjamesfloyd » Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:50 pm

moodyblue wrote:Ommadawn by Mike Oldfield. Side 1 is the (al)most perfect piece of music I've ever heard. Quite like a lot of Rush albums at the moment.
I agree. It is amazing, Return to Ommadawn is great too. The highpoint for Mike Oldfield albums is Amarok, astounding is one word that comes to mind, but it is almost beyond words how one person can create and perform such an album, I would think it would appeal to Pink Floyd fans, it certainly does to me.

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Post by Massed Gadgets » Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:31 pm

A few of my all-time favourite non-Floyd albums would be:

Paul Kantner - Blows Against the Empire
The Spacious Mind - Mind of a Brother
Sula Bassana - The Night
Alice Coltrane - World Galaxy
Brian Eno - Before and After Science
Flying Saucer Attack - Further
Hawkwind - Doremi Fasol Latido
Twilight Circus Dub Soundsystem - Dub Voyage
Eloy - Floating
Can - Tago Mago
Tangerine Dream - Zeit
Mammatus - The Coast Explodes
Steve Hillage - Green
Mushroom - Analog Hi-Fi Surprise
Yes - Tales From Topographic Oceans
Heart - Dreamboat Annie
Japan - Gentleman Take Polaroids
Edgar Froese - Epsilon in Malaysian Pale
Steve Miller Band - Number 5
The Orb - U.F.Orb
Jean-Luc Ponty - Enigmatic Ocean
Gods of Luxury - Sensations of Tone
Ozric Tentacles - Erpland
Earthling Society - Stations of the Ghost

Just to name a few. I mean, there's so many... 8)

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Post by AndrewJFisher » Mon Feb 25, 2019 8:54 am

I decided Extraction, Gary Wright's first solo album, was my favourite a while back and I guess my choice is still the same. It was a pretty good blend of "pop" and "rock", probably more "rock", Spooky Tooth was after all among the heaviest bands of the late '60s. I think Gary had a great bluesy voice though he had his nice, choirboy voice on for "Dream Weaver".

Mike Oldfield's Ommadawn was mentioned, great album :) That'd make my top 20 I'm sure. I often like to split my faves into decades, so my fave '60s album would be between Moody Blues' Days of Future Passed, Yardbirds' S/T(Roger the Engineer) and Simon & Garfunkel's Sounds of Silence. For the '70s there are really too many competing for top spot to mention, but besides the ones I already mentioned, albums from Kansas, Alan Parsons Project, Boston and Ultravox!(w/ John Foxx). Also Kiwi singer-songwriter Shona Laing, who released two good albums in the '70s, at a young age. The '80s, again too many, but it'd be between albums of AC/DC, Def Leppard, Midnight Oil, Queensrÿche, The Cure and others. '90s is also between AC/DC, Def Leppard and Midnight Oil, but also Depeche Mode, Manic Street Preachers, Steve Vai's Fire Garden, Headless Chickens' Body Blow(Kiwi group), The Offspring's Smash and from right at the end of the '90s, Eiffel 65's Europop. Post 2000 should be an easier choice as I lost a lot of interest in new releases. AC/DC's Stiff Upper Lip, Iron Maiden's A Matter of Life and Death, ICanLickAnySonofabitchInTheHouse's Creepy Little Noise, CocoRosie's Noah's Ark.

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Post by Thunderbolt_A10 » Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:35 pm

Is it wrong to answer "anything by the Red Army Choirs"? :lol:

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Post by DrNakano » Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:57 pm

I'll do albums, as songs would be a list hard to constrain within a single forum post...

Tangerine Dream - Stratosfear/Ricochet
Can - Tago Mago/Future Days/Soundtracks/Monster Movie
The Stooges - Funhouse
Ennio Morricone - Once Upon A Time In The West OST
HKE - Dragon Soul
Tool - Lateralus
The Mars Volta - Frances The Mute
Klaus Schulze - Picture Music
Kraftwerk - Computer World
David Bowie - Station To Station
Van Morrison - Veedon Fleece
Talk Talk - Laughing Stock
Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti
Funkadelic - Free Your Mind And Your Ass Will Follow
Prince - Sign O' The Times
Mobb Deep - Hell On Earth
RZA - As Bobby Digital In Stereo
DJ Shadow - Endtroducing
Massive Attack - Mezzanine
The Fall - Bend Sinister
Vangelis - Blade Runner OST/1492 OST

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Post by twcc » Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:15 pm

^^^

Some excellent material in that list. With regards to Tangerine Dream, I love their OST for Sorcerer (despite what some say it is also a great film, plus The Wages of Fear ie the 'original' version is also a great film). You include the OST for the film Once Upon A Time In The West ... if you're interested a new reference book has just been published in the UK (USA soon) that covers "West" from all angles. Finally, given your inclusion of Morricone and Vangelis specifically Blade Runner OST/1492 OST this made me think that you should hunt out 'The Legend of 1900 OST' and 'Live in Prague' [ or something similar ] by Hans Zimmer.

Happy listening ... :)

PS, for me it's got to be Ziggy Stardust (at near maximum volume) in 5.1

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Post by twcc » Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:20 pm

Thunderbolt_A10 wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:35 pm
Is it wrong to answer "anything by the Red Army Choirs"? :lol:
I only have one item featuring the RAC ... KLF aka K Foundation performing 'K Cera Cera' :-;

Maybe, they are also featured on The Hunt For Red October OST

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Post by drafsack » Fri May 10, 2019 11:19 pm

Without thinking too hard

Flaming lips - At War with the Mystics - Album
Flaming lips - Do you realise
Flash in the pan - waiting for a train
Dandy warhols - Hard on for Jesus
Mercury Rev - Holes
St Vincent - Digital Witness
Honolulu Mountian Daffodils - Tequila Dementia

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Post by nosaj » Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:55 pm

Everything Thee Oh Sees lately...well, 2015 to present mostly.