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Jun 29, 2013 7:35 AM

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So i woke up this morning and was fucking miserable. i read the damn paper and some of a good novel (couldn't concentrate well) and suddenly Sublime's "Smoke Two Joints" popped in my head.

Ding! I ran upstairs and put on 40 oz. to Freedom. One of my favorite albums of all time, and imo, endlessly fascinating and fun.

Even though i was devastated by the death of Bradley Nowell, this remains a piece of lowbrow art in my eyes. And it has great memories attached to it, so even the better. It never fails to transport me to a nice place.

Of course i have tons of "happy" albums - shit that just makes you feel good, but i had the sudden urge to share about 40 oz. !!
 
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Jun 29, 2013 11:26 AM

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I guess Darklands by JAMC kind of has that effect on me, but I have a hard time listening to the same thing too many times, so who knows for how much longer.
 
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Jun 29, 2013 11:30 AM

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There are many albums that put me in a happy place but my current ones would be Kaleidoscope by DJ Okawari and Tokyo Jukebox 1/2 by Marty Friedman.
 
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Jun 29, 2013 11:58 AM

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Modal Soul by Nujabes.

There have been days where I just woke up feeling like shit, and playing this album (or really, anything by Nujabes) would just help me relax and feel a lot better about things.
 
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Jun 29, 2013 12:05 PM
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Mental Hive album by my friend at facebook.

Great beats that makes me happy, and for the future too.
 
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Jun 29, 2013 12:09 PM
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Steel Panthers Feel the Steel never fails to cheer me up, had some real low points over the last few years but whenever I put that on I start to smile and my mood brightens up immensely. To a lesser extent Balls Out does the same but FtS is always on hand.
 
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Jun 30, 2013 8:05 AM

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David Bowie's 'Low'. One of the first Bowie albums I ever listened to, and was pretty much my summer album a few years back.
 
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Jun 30, 2013 8:13 AM

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In A Tidal Wave of Mystery by Capital Cities

Trumpet solos, upbeat tempo, synths, electronica, and pretty much an LSS-fest. It's a pretty new album, so I recommend it.

For a sample,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47dtFZ8CFo8




 
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Jun 30, 2013 8:13 AM

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The Name of This Band is Talking Heads.
 
Jul 2, 2013 11:18 PM
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Everything in Transit by Jack's Mannequin. I enjoy their references to California, because that's where I'm from. My personal favorites are "Holiday From Real," "Bruised," and "Into the Airwaves." I could play this album on repeat all day long and never notice the time flying by.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juxI58JrJ_o&list=PLUx06SeHcVwUxo0xupFRzDEHeXOVmENF5
 
Jul 3, 2013 2:01 AM
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Any Queen albums always makes my day :)
 
Jul 3, 2013 2:05 AM

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Crystal Fighters - Star of love.
 
Jul 3, 2013 3:01 AM

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Massive Attack- Mezzanine. I'd go as far to say its my all-time favorite album.
"Surprise is an insubstantial blade, a sword worthless in war. It breaks when troops rally, it snaps when commanders hold the line, but fear never fades. So let the enemy know we come, let their fears defeat them as everything falls dark, as the worlds sun sets, as the city is wreathed in its final night. Let ten thousand howls promise ten thousand claws. The Night Lords are coming, and no soul that stands against us shall see another dawn"
-excerpt from The Tenebrous Path
 
Jul 3, 2013 3:07 AM

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KMFDM - Nihil
simple industrial rock/metal with corny lyrics and female vocals in the background, but it always brings a smile on my face, especially this one:
 
Jul 3, 2013 10:20 AM

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KrazyFang said:
Massive Attack- Mezzanine. I'd go as far to say its my all-time favorite album.


That album is a classic. I was never a huge Massive Attack fan, but I totally understand why someone would name it their fave
 
Jul 3, 2013 10:25 AM

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Radiohead - Kid A

 
Jul 3, 2013 10:35 AM

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Was lucky enough to see them twice the year before Brad passed. He played 5 songs solo with just an acoustic guitar at one of the shows. Incredible performance.

daintybiscuit said:

Even though i was devastated by the death of Bradley Nowell, this remains a piece of lowbrow art in my eyes. And it has great memories attached to it, so even the better. It never fails to transport me to a nice place.


If I had to pick one "happy" album it would probably be a local band; Mustard Plug - Big Daddy Multitude. Every song on there makes me smile.
 
Jul 3, 2013 11:22 AM

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That one album from foster the people.
lol @ img bbcode not working, mal is such a great site
 
Jul 3, 2013 10:41 PM

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The Fray, the songs on that album usually makes me feel better, no matter what my mood is, and the XX
 
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