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Listen to the Best Diverse Music?

A guide by Keegan R. Lerch "classytrumpet" (Bethlehem, PA)
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So, this is going to be a list of recommended albums that I feel are good representatives of their genre of music. I might separate them according to genre...I listen to every kind of music imagineable, and hopefully I can give you a brief glimpse into some types of music you've never heard of, or have been meaning to check out...
De-Loused in the Comatorium
Rodrigo y Gabriela (with Bonus DVD)
Fragile
Royal Flush
Chutes Too Narrow
Led Zeppelin 1
Animals
Kind of Blue
The Complete Machine Gun Sessions (1968)
From Moscow With Love
Carnival / Coronet Music
West Meets East: The Historic Shankar Menuhin Collection
Fox Confessor Brings the Flood
Big Iron World
O.C.M.S.

These are some of my favorite classical recordings:
Beethoven/Tchaikovsky: Pathétique (Beautiful renditions of two of the most emotional compositions ever written)
Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra; Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta; Hungarian Sketches (The concerto for orchestra is one of my favorite pieces and I can't stop listening to it)
Bryars: Cadman Requiem, Adnan Songbook, etc. / Hilliard Ensemble, Fretwork (good luck finding this, but it is hauntingly beautiful!)
Stravinsky Conducts Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms; Symphony in C; Symphony in Three Movements(Stravinsky is one of the most important composers of the 20th century, and these works are some of my favorites)
Con Bn/Con Bn/Con Bn/Divert Bn (This is an amazing album of Bassoon concertos played by Dag Jensen. It features two classical concertos and a 20th century concerto. Very relaxing and easy to listen to)
Cello Suites 1 5 & 6: Music for You (this is a nice, relaxing album, with some of the most memorable cello melodies ever written)

Here is some more:
We All Belong
I Am Not Afraid of You & I Will Beat Your Ass

Great New Orleans Style Funk and R&B! It'll make you wanna dance! Trombone Shorty is where it's at!
Backatown

This Herbie Hancock album is so funky, you won't be able to keep your foot still:
Thrust

Wow, I recently saw this band open at a concert... they are like a crazy marching band on steroids mixed with rock and Hungarian elements: Plays Well Together

Stuff I listen to frequently:
Frances the Mute (one of the best albums from a Rock band made in the last 10 years, Mars Volta is totally Prog Rock)
Sky Blue Sky (one of Wilco's best albums to date! Every track has you singing along)
Brothers (I can't stop listening to this album! There are so many catchy songs!)

Some good "Jam Band" music:
A Live One (this band is the definitive "Jam band," and this is their definitive live album)
L (this is probably one of the best examples of live music by this band)
Night of Joy (widespread panic is joined by the Dirty Dozen Brass Band on this recording, and it is awesome! Filled with some great covers of some really fun songs!)

Pure unadulterated ROCK!
Mountain Live: The Road Goes Ever On (one of 70s rockinist bands!)

This is a W.I.P. (Work in Progress), so bear with me...

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Last updated: 2/10/11
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