Top 100 Greatest Music Albums by Antonio-Pedro (2019)
"God gave us music so that we, first and foremost, will be guided upward by it. All qualities are united in music: it can lift us up, it can be capricious, it can cheer us up and delight us, nay, with its soft, melancholy tunes, it can even break the resistance of the toughest character. Its main purpose, however, is to lead our thoughts upward, so that it elevates us, even deeply moves us. ... Music also provides pleasant entertainment and saves everyone who is interested in it from boredom. All humans who despise it should be considered mindless, animal-like creatures. Ever be this most glorious gift of God my companion on my life's journey, and I can consider myself fortunate to have come to love it. Let us sing out in eternal praise to God who is offering us this beautiful enjoyment.
- Nietzsche in 1858
This chart needs some work to blossom away, still need to end some notes from my diary, men at work in progress.
Love you all, Antonio Momonio <3
- Chart updated: 08/08/2019 18:45
- (Created: 10/24/2013 19:00).
- Chart size: 100 albums.
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"I can't stand this record, it's just a disaster to me." - Jim O'Rourke(First added to this chart: 05/31/2015)
In my first contact with Souvlaki, I remember listening to it 5 times in-a-row, it felt challenging and rewarding after each listen, I was every single time more and more drowned into it, the metaphysical adventures were just about to start. But I started to admire its structure and crafting after seeing the pitchfork documentary for this record, how some sad blokes just decided to pack up their things and, record all that in depth emotion, not something raw and pure, but rather a psychological and elaborated take in teenage relationships and the numerous curves of love. I found myself motivated to share some of my simpler or remarkable moments with it since then, don't really know why, and that's what kept me trying to find the perfect moment with Slowdive, I always felt there would be a perfect timing to fit with this album, because something in this, an unknown mass keeps pulling it over my ears, maybe it's the bittersweet sounding wall of sound that hugs the sculpture of these songs. And then, it just became so overwhelmingly connected with me, that it occupied many of my lonely nights with mellow yellow poems, daydreaming in a bus to school became part of my routine, there was a time I was listening to souvlaki 31 times a month, so I can say I have most of their ethereal and dreamy soundscapes painted in a unconscious part of my mind.
See? I have told a really long story about how I clicked with this record but I couldn't still explain its reason to sound so perfect. And the reason is, there is so much, or maybe there is so little I've still not experienced with souvlaki, that I can't, at this moment, point a reason or a formula to its mysterious melancholic atmosphere, there is still pieces of the music here I haven't collected, there is still details that I haven't noticed. Souvlaki is special, because it maintains it's because it maintains it's blissful unknown substance until today, the search for its essence is more astonishing than the discovery. There is some magical liquid running through my ears every time the opening of "Alison" plays.(First added to this chart: 07/11/2014)
"An Empty Bliss Beyond This World follows the mind of a person who tries and struggles to remember even small parts of his life using broken sounds. The record was based on a 2010 study about the ability of people with alzheimer's disease to remember music they listened to when they were younger, as well as where they were and how they felt when they listened to it. The Caretaker project was inspired by the use of ballroom music in films such as Carnival Of Souls, The Shining, and the television series Pennies from Heaven, which drew James Kirby to themes of memory loss that appear on An Empty Bliss Beyond This World: "Famously, people as they got older have started seeing dead people, people from the past, and that's their reality because the brain's misfiring. I'm very interested in these kinds of stories. Music's probably the last thing to go for a lot of people with advanced Alzheimer's. There are a lot of people who suffer from Alzheimer's who just hum the same songs over and over again"(First added to this chart: 01/30/2018)
Stargazing for a whole night, solidifying the feeling of being eaten by the moonlight, Wondering How many stars are out there, and looking for numerous meaning of existence. I remember that one of my favorite hobbies when listening to music in the past (about 2 or 3 years ago) was to lay on my backyard at night and look at all the stars and moons with patience, appreciate the shine from each light, I tried to identify where they were in the universe, if they all were from different galaxies, and if someone out there could just hear me. And one of the reasons this habit was so addicting was because space would bring a certain etheral energy for me, I would feel so fulfilled with myself as I gazed upon all the dozens of stars that shined continuously or periodically, and loved how the moon used to shine on me. And one of the best experiences I could ever have was to do this while listening to AIA, having a backstory of not doing this for quite a long time. And as the night went to pass by, this record looped at least 3 times before I decided to silently hear my own breath. Transcendence is the magical word that this record will forever associated, that intimate feeling which your feel your aural self levitate some feet above your material yourself in a state where bliss and the unknown meet, a magical line of pleasure and mystery is extended and you're quite walking on both sides, it feels like a spiritual heal, in a way that it elevates this little boy out from this world and all that look he has given the universe has dilated in some orgasmic and soft moments, your eyes are closed and you feel nothing but a weight over your shoulders disappear and a slow lifting like a feather. And there is something beyond all these dreamy layers, which liz involves us, there is all this lush and warm fog, that involves all our organs from inside and puts up in connection with the higher presence of this being that is in touch with us, all this nakedness, all this pureness, bring us to our instincts, to our most inner wishes and wishes, letting us in such an vulnerable aural state to allow the melodies to shape our dreamland. Alien observer is such a special gift for me, and such a great memory from all the nights I have spent out there looking for the beauty in the universe, it is one of the few way outs that can wormhole me into a different dimension in such an effective and crystal way, wrapped in a bubble flying out there calmly and silently. It is something certainly otherwordly, and what a better way to celebrate this extraterrestrial experience than with a outherspace lady which slowly invades our ears and make our hearts as her home.
It's a blessing we are not alone in the universe.
.(First added to this chart: 04/15/2017)
And 'friend' is accurate, because there's something so charmingly human about this album. Every imperfection is what makes it, the production is amateur, Wareham isn't the worlds greatest vocalist and the guitar solos feel pretty directionless, but the album is the sound of some kids grabbing a guitar and creating music they can call their own, and create something they care about. It's something I've always wanted to do, and to me it's the most perfect form music can take, because there's something special about forming a band with people who share that vision, and I can hear that here. 'Strange' is a perfect example, there's so much raw passion in the verses, and the quaint lyrics in the chorus really contrast with the more downbeat tone that just sounds to me like a moment of sadness can be found in any situation, regardless of how mundane it is. Moments like that in this album are what make me love it so much. Even the cover of 'Isn't It A Pity' works so well, as though the whole album is a live performance that's open to cover songs.
It may be the only album that sounds just as on-point every time I hear it, because there's no pretences or surprises, it's just fantastic pop rock music through and through."
- Puncture Repair(First added to this chart: 12/07/2014)
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Great effort and awesome picks, I'll add this chart to my favourites! Loud City Song is fantastic, good to see it getting love. Keep it up!!!
Teu chart é muito original, não somente pelas escolhas dos discos, mas tb pelo comentários que vc faz. No geral, não tenho saco de ficar lendo (acho chato saber o ponto de vista X sobre um o disco Y...) e não tenho a paciência de fazer o mesmo no meu chart. Mas, algumas das suas descrições são distintas e merecem destaque. Gostei muito dos seus comentários sobre Lovless, por exemplo.
Cara, você conseguiu, meu Deus, esse teu chart é o melhor que eu já vi. O único defeito que eu tenho com ele, o único, pode me chamar de besta, mas eu sinto falta de mais álbuns brs nessa porra. Eu sei que algumas vezes pode soar meio patriotismo forçado, e eu não sou totalmente contra essa questão dar valor aos gringos, mas a total falta de clássicos aqui como os Novos Baianos ou o Clube da Esquina me afeta meio que pessoalmente. Eu sei, isso é besta, você tem o direito de não gostar disso, até pq é o lugar comum dos "grandes álbuns brasileiros".
É óbvio que tem várias coisas que eu não concordo aqui, a maioria ali dos teus primeiros lugares do 10-ao-20 ou são de bandas que eu completamente desconheço (o que é perdoável), ou são de bandas que eu definitivamente acho uma merda (Slowdive um deles), mas até aí beleza, mas mano, quando tu acerta, tu acerta em cheio, e eu penso como que esse cara conseguiu tão bem descrever como eu me sinto em relação ao albúm?
Já que teu nome é Antônio e pelo jeito tu sabe dos bagulho tu vai provavelmente entender a piada: The Neddle Drop é o caralho amigo, tu é cara!
O jeito que você descreve porque você ama os albúns é simplesmente sensacional, eu pretendo ser escritor e até tenho algumas coisas escritas, leio pra caramba também, e cara, você tem jeito pra essas coisas, puta merda. Só pra deixar claro, eu não li tudo, mas te garanto que aos poucos eu vou ler toda essa porra. Vou voltar pra isso aqui de vez em quando pq parece que você escreveu cada coisa com muito amor e carinho e aliás você parece que não terminou ainda.
Por enquanto posso te dizer os dois álbuns com que eu mais concordei contigo. O primeiro é o "A Moon Shaped Pool", sua descrição é perfeita, hoje mesmo (ou ontem porque está de madrugada) eu pensei que a coesão era mesmo o forte desse álbum, ele faz uma coisa que nenhum outro álbum do Radiohead faz: Te transporta pra outro mundo. Te imerge nele.
O outro álbum é o que tá nesse exato momento no terceiro da minha lista que é o Twin Fantasy (O meu é o Face To Face pq eu acho a versão de Bodys dele muito melhor). E é isso cara, é exatamente isso, Bodys também é minha faixa preferida desse álbum, não só do álbum mas também da banda e talvez da década. E meu deus do céu, esse álbum tem "Sobre to Death", "My Boy", "Beach Life In Death", "High to Death", meu deus. Eu sinto ainda que esse álbum fala mais sobre você do que sobre mim, eu tô entrando agora no terceiro ano, e eu nunca tive assim um relacionamento, nunca rolou nada do tipo comigo, nunca cheguei nesse ponto. Mas sempre tem não é? As pessoas que você admira, que te deixam com o coraçáo batendo, que fazem sua vida ser vida, sabe? E o fato dessa minha timidez ou dificuldade nesse caso talvez explique pq eu gosto tanto desse álbum.
We don't see each other much
It Will take sometime
But somewhat down line
We won't be Alone"
Ah, cara, eu cheguei tão perto de não ser mais "alone", pelo menos por um tempinho sabe, ter alguém onde encostar a cabeça e chorar. Em 2016 eu deixei a Bahia e grandes amigos que eu tinha lá, agora eu tô aqui no sul e a única pessoa com quem me conectei não deu certo. Acho que você deve entender pq eu gosto tanto desse álbum.
"Don't worry, you and me won't be alone no more".
Happy Birthday, Antonio
Want to say Happy Birthday.
Coming back to this chart, I get it more. Yo, Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is the best game ever. Beach House is amazing too
29th revisit to this chart:
I've seriously never come across another chart like this =)
Your commentaries are awesome. I like reading them even if I don't like the album.
You are one of the best (if not the best) creatively fresh, deep and hardhitting writing skills on BEA!!!!
*goes on tour in Brazil* *has two shows, both 99% not sold out, prices half-off for the time being*
But yeah, glad you dig the chart. Always diving in South America, especially enjoying hearing what's going on there this decade. Elza Soares is almost 81 and just dropped another fire album.
All seriousness, I'm thinking of maybe staying in Lima or Santiago (or Mexico, dunno) at some point later this year for a couple months. Maybe. Gotta work some kinks out.
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