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The Uncreator
Its that thread again, The year is pretty much over. And since Chinese Democracy finally was released, I figure now is a good time to ask.

What are your favorite albums of the year.

Number one for me is hands down, Trivium's "Shogun", then in no order:

Light This City - Stormchaser
After The Burial - Rareform
Between The Buried And Me - Colors Live
Becoming The Archetype - Dichotomy
Evergrey - Torn
Opeth - Watershed
Judas Priest - Nostradamus

Specifically Stormchaser and Dichotomy, Those albums are just stunning.


Fantastic year I think for music, So what are your picks?
DeepRoots
Ill agree mate- Shogun blew me away. Wasn't expecting that after crusade- but what a lovely surprise smile.gif
ZakkWylde
I can't name a specific favourite but here's my list:

Amon Amarth - Twilight Of The Thundergod
Cavalera Conspiracy - Inflikted
Slipknot - All Hope Is Gone
Trivium - Shogun
Metallica - Death Magnetic
Airbourne - Runnin Wild
Children Of Bodom - Blooddrunk
In Flames - A Sense Of Purpose
Testament - The Formation Of Damnation
Soulfly - Conquer
Fsgdjv
Probably Cult of Luna's Eternal Kingdom.
rokchik
Hmmm I have a few favourites

Radiohead - In Rainbows
Black Stone Cherry - Folklore and Superstitions
Buckcherry - Black Butterfly
Metallica - Death Magnetic
ACDC - Black Ice
Coldplay... yes that's right I said Coldplay smile.gif - Viva La Vida
Oasis... again yes I said Oasis smile.gif - Dig Out Your Soul
Theory of a Deadman - Scars and Souvenirs

A couple of days ago I wouldn't have said so, however Chinese Democracy is growing on me. I don't know what I didn't like about it when I first heard it but after quite a few listens it is quite a refreshing listen. I'll admit it, Axl managed to pull it off.
Kapto
Mine would be...
VinceG
hmm, since its not totally over yet, here are my strict top 5's. I'll add the next half when the year is over.

Number one is definitely:



the rest is as follow:

2.

3.

4. (Sunn O))) Domkirke LP)

5.



botoxfox
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Guitarman700
off the top of my head, In no order;
Zero Order Phase- jeff loomis
All Hope Is Gone-slipknot
Twilight of the thunder god-amon amarth
shogun-Trivium
nostradamus-judas priest

Death magnetic was the biggest pile of crap in a long time.
berko
In no particular order:


Opeth - Watershed
Xiu Xiu - Woman As Lovers
Marco Sfogli - There's Hope
Meshuggah - obZen
Extreme - Saudades De Rock
Coldplay - Viva La Vida
Johnny Hiland - Loud and Proud
Portugal. The Man - Censored Colours

etc. etc. I could list them forever... it was surely a great year for music biggrin.gif
JVM
Consolers of the Lonely - The Raconteurs

Attack and Release - The Black Keys

Watershed - Opeth

Death Magnetic - Metallica

Heart On - Eagles of Death Metal
Jesse
ac/dc black ice!
OrganisedConfusion
Favourite Album - Judas Priest - Nostradamus (Haven't bought many albums this year sad.gif)

Worst album - Opeth - Watershed
JVM
QUOTE (OrganisedConfusion @ Nov 27 2008, 12:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Favourite Album - Judas Priest - Nostradamus (Haven't bought many albums this year sad.gif)

Worst album - Opeth - Watershed


I hope you're kidding tongue.gif
OrganisedConfusion
QUOTE (JVM @ Nov 27 2008, 05:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I hope you're kidding tongue.gif

Nope. It's bloody awful. It's just dull same old arse. I loved Opeth way back. How times have changed. Way back when the first 2 albums came out and the 2 after I was a massive fan. Thank god I saw them back then. I saw them at Bloodstock this year and they were dreadful.

I actually just had a ticket for Opeth in Nottingham and I went in and saw Cynic and left before Opeth came on laugh.gif I'd rather watch Madonna tongue.gif
Fsgdjv
QUOTE (OrganisedConfusion @ Nov 27 2008, 07:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Nope. It's bloody awful. It's just dull same old arse. I loved Opeth way back. How times have changed. Way back when the first 2 albums came out and the 2 after I was a massive fan. Thank god I saw them back then. I saw them at Bloodstock this year and they were dreadful.

I actually just had a ticket for Opeth in Nottingham and I went in and saw Cynic and left before Opeth came on laugh.gif I'd rather watch Madonna tongue.gif


If I were you I'd wait for Steven Wilsons solo album before calling something else the worst album this year tongue.gif
Disturbed21
Favorite: 3-way tie. Turning Season Within by Draconian, All Hope is Gone by Slipknot, and Blooddrunk by Children of Bodom

Worst Album: Can't say right now
VinceG
since were naming out worst album's of 08, heres my pic.



What a god awful release. One could not imagine why Exodus would remake an album, and there best one I might add. What got me more confused is how the hell did they manage to make the songs into groove oriented rather than thrash. It was a classic for a reason Exodus. Oh yeah, whats up with that sh**y album art. Stick to the classics kids smile.gif

Lian Gerbino
mine´s in no order

AMON AMARTH: twilight of the thunder god
SLIPKNOT: All Hope Is Gone
BEHEMOTH: At the Arena ov Aion – Live Apostasy
OrganisedConfusion
QUOTE (Fsgdjv @ Nov 28 2008, 02:41 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If I were you I'd wait for Steven Wilsons solo album before calling something else the worst album this year tongue.gif

Good point. My friend got his copy today I believe. biggrin.gif
Guitarman700
QUOTE (VinceG @ Nov 27 2008, 10:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
since were naming out worst album's of 08, heres my pic.



What a god awful release. One could not imagine why Exodus would remake an album, and there best one I might add. What got me more confused is how the hell did they manage to make the songs into groove oriented rather than thrash. It was a classic for a reason Exodus. Oh yeah, whats up with that sh**y album art. Stick to the classics kids smile.gif


Ugh. They actually went ahead with that? I remember Reading about their "Plan" last year, but i thought it was a joke. i guess it turned out exactly like i thought it would.
Iluha
Didn't listen to a lot of new albums this year..

So here's just a top 3 list tongue.gif

1)Radiohead - In Rainbows
2)Joe Satriani - Proffesor Satchfunkulous and the blah blah blah tongue.gif
3)Trivium - Shogun(biggest surprise if you ask me)
Mr T
QUOTE (JVM @ Nov 27 2008, 05:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Attack and Release - The Black Keys


On my list also. Saw them live a week ago and their performance was great. smile.gif

Attack and Release - The Black Keys
Vantage Point - dEUS
Keep Telling Me It's Alright - Ashes Divide
Hymns in the Key of 666 - Hellsongs
Dark Shades of Blue - Xavier Rudd (nr one album of the year for me)
OrganisedConfusion
QUOTE (Iluha @ Nov 28 2008, 12:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
1)Radiohead - In Rainbows

I love that album also. I totally forgot about it.
Fsgdjv
QUOTE (OrganisedConfusion @ Nov 28 2008, 12:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Good point. My friend got his copy today I believe. biggrin.gif

I just got my copy today aswell, I must say I'm very impressed, and this will probably be my favourite this year. If Anathema's won't come out untill next year that is. But yeah, I bet you'd hate it biggrin.gif
Tomotoms
QUOTE (OrganisedConfusion @ Nov 28 2008, 01:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I love that album also. I totally forgot about it.


I think that was last year though.

Mine is Paul Gilbert - Silence Followed By A Deafening Roar
Trond Vold
Hmm... it's been a good year for releases smile.gif
My favs this year would be (in no order)

GNR - Chinese Democracy
Metallica - Death Magnetic
Amon Amarth - Twilight of the Thundergod
Evergrey - Torn
Enslaved - Vertebrae
Volbeat - Guitar Gangsters and Cadillac Blood
Avantasia - The Scarecrow
Jeff Loomis - Zero Order Phase
Fsgdjv
Ok, making a new top 5-list because some of the best stuff came out in december.

1. Veritas Diaboli Manet In Aeternum - Deathspell Omega / S.V.E.S.T.
2. Watershed - Opeth
3. Insurgenties - Steven Wilson
4. Eternal Kingdom - Cult of Luna
5. Night Eternal - Moonspell

edit: Meh they all deserve the #1 spot
Eat-Sleep-andJam
I liked

Metallica - Death Magnetic

Slipknots- All Hope is Gone

and I bought the Trivium album but I havnt really listened to it, laugh.gif
JVM
QUOTE (OrganisedConfusion @ Nov 27 2008, 01:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Nope. It's bloody awful. It's just dull same old arse. I loved Opeth way back. How times have changed. Way back when the first 2 albums came out and the 2 after I was a massive fan. Thank god I saw them back then. I saw them at Bloodstock this year and they were dreadful.

I actually just had a ticket for Opeth in Nottingham and I went in and saw Cynic and left before Opeth came on laugh.gif I'd rather watch Madonna tongue.gif


Just shows how different we can be. I thought Nostradamus was an absolutely horrible album... but thats just me.
J.T.
Hmm...
Steve Lukather - Ever Changing Times
and Journey - Relevation are both really great

Also listen to alot of lately:
Metallica - Death Magnetic
AC/DC - Black Ice
NICKELBACK - Dark Horse
GNG - Chinese Democracy

but pretty shure I left out alot off great stuff...
Guitarman700
I dont understand why people Thought Death magnetic was good. It was worse than st anger. at least on St anger we didnt have all the crappy soloing. Sigh... mellow.gif
PanicProne
QUOTE (Fsgdjv @ Nov 27 2008, 12:50 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Probably Cult of Luna's Eternal Kingdom.

Amen brother. Aaaaaaamen.
Gabriel Leopardi
The albums that I listened more are (from 2008, I also discovered a lot of awesome music from previous years):

GN'R - Chinese Democracy
Nine Inch Nails - Ghosts
Metallica - Death Magnetic
Buckcherry - Black Butterfly


and Muse's Haarp is my favourite live dvd.
Martin la guitarra
Metallica - death magnetic

Slipknots- All Hope is Gone
Sircraigery
+1008964325 on the GNR album.

Also .... no wait.... That's all I got. lol
Marcus Siepen
Mine would be:

Opeth - Watershed
Disturbed - Indestructible
Guns'n'Roses - Chinese Democracy
Slipknot - All hope is gone
David Gilmour - Live in Gdansk
Kristofer Dahl
I need to check out Chinese Democracy a little bit more - now that everyone is mentioning it!

I really liked Death Magnetic by the way! smile.gif
Marcus Siepen
Am I the only one that didn't like the new Metallica?
OrganisedConfusion
QUOTE (Marcus Siepen @ Dec 14 2008, 08:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Am I the only one that didn't like the new Metallica?

I dislike it. It's just too badly produced for me to even bother listening to ever again. Plus the songs aren't that great.
Guitarman700
QUOTE (OrganisedConfusion @ Dec 14 2008, 03:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I dislike it. It's just too badly produced for me to even bother listening to ever again. Plus the songs aren't that great.

I hated it, one of the worst albums ive ever heard, and the production defines the term "ear rape". dry.gif
berko

Unfortunately Death Magnetic didn't catch my attention that much either.

I've posted in this thread, but

1.) Cynic: Traced In Air came out not long ago and is simply awesome

2.) I forgot to mention the kick-ass album of our very own Emir Hot: Sevdah Metal biggrin.gif

From the latter one the tracks You and Sevdah Metal Rhapsody are both worth to check out cool.gif
Sircraigery
QUOTE (Marcus Siepen @ Dec 14 2008, 09:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Am I the only one that didn't like the new Metallica?


No dude, I hate metallica with a passion lol. But I'll admit, it's a biased opinion because Lars annoys me lol

Did you see the youtube vid of lars thanking the youtube fans for their covers? What a little wiener haha.




I wish kirk would do a solo album, I'd probably give it chance.
Guitarman700
QUOTE (Sircraigery @ Dec 14 2008, 04:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
No dude, I hate metallica with a passion lol. But I'll admit, it's a biased opinion because Lars annoys me lol

Did you see the youtube vid of lars thanking the youtube fans for their covers? What a little wiener haha.




I wish kirk would do a solo album, I'd probably give it chance.

Id buy it, just to see how far i can throw a cd from my roof.
And yeah, lars is an Idiot.
Isis
My favourites are
Eternal kingdom - Cult of luna
Precambrian - The ocean
Station - Russian circles
The way of all flesh - Gojira
A grave is a grim horse - Steve von till
Eat-Sleep-andJam
and Journey-Revelation was outstanding from start to finish biggrin.gif
opeth.db
QUOTE (Marcus Siepen @ Dec 14 2008, 03:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Am I the only one that didn't like the new Metallica?


Nope. Worst album of the year. Anybody who promotes their CD sounding like "Old Metallica" has to be bad right?

My favorites has to be this year are-
Opeth - Watershed
Scar Symmetry - Holographic Universe
Anathema - Hindsight
VinceG
Since 08 is finally over, I shall finish my top 10 list.

6. Maybeshewill- Not For Want of Trying

7. God is an Astronaut- God is an Astronaut

8. Laura- Yes Maybe No

9. Subheim- Approach

10. Russian Circles- Station

Yeah, pretty shocking that I ended up not putting a lot of metal/extreme metal on the list for the year. Seems like ambient/drone/doom/post-rock stuff got to me more than Death Metal and Black Metal
Tono Fyr
uuuhhohh...

In no particular order:

Cynic - Traced In Air
Opeth - Watershed
Ayreon - 01011001
Tyr - Land
Gojia - The Way of All Flesh
Ihsahn - angL
Zimmer's Hole - When You Were Shouting At The Devil, We Were In League With Satan
Nazgul
I really liked Chinese Democracy and Death Magnetic this year. I think the "old" bands are back, though Metallica could do better.
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