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A Listmania! list by watertastes
The list author says: "those special albums that you gravitate to, grab, and admire while roaming the aisles of your favorite cd store even though you already own them. those epic albums that always cause you to pause while roaming the pages of your cd booklet because of their sheer magnetism, genius, and perfection. life enhancers. larger than sound."
Talkie Walkie [Limited Edition with Bonus DVD]
1.  Talkie Walkie [Limited Edition with Bonus DVD] by Air
The list author says:
  "this album makes me feel like i am in a chilly blue ice cave yet feeling strangely warm. air cares about how their album sounds. smooth, thoughtful, cold with a red glow. very well recorded. makes my ears tingle. very patient. a legend"
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White Pony
2.  White Pony by Deftones
The list author says:
  "cool dark night with a glowing moon - city lights city streets or a desert stretch of highway. windows of your car down, fresh clothes, fresh skin, and a purposeful destination.  cd can make your skin crawl. one of the most horrifically erotic cd's i have ever heard. clean clean clean"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (638 customer reviews)

Turn On the Bright Lights
3.  Turn On the Bright Lights by Interpol
The list author says:
  "sounds how the album cover looks. like your standing, back against the wall 2:20 a.m. bars are closed and you and your group are figuring what to do next under that red light glow.  degenerate degenerate. no regard for tomorrow, hangovers, fun fun fun free."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (545 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Machina: The Machines of God
4.  Machina: The Machines of God by Smashing Pumpkins
The list author says:
  "so drizzly, foggy, grey, and comfortable.  window open slight breeze, the drizzle outside, laying in bed with your girl.  so original, amazing guitar sound and composure. relentlessly talented drumming from chamberlin.  calm yet supersonic"
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (684 customer reviews)

By the Way
5.  By the Way by Red Hot Chili Peppers
The list author says:
  "feeling off or feeling great. whatever your mood this cd will take feeling down to feeling great or feeling great to feeling uncontrollably giddy.  this is my dalai lama.  so wise, so friendly, gives so much advice. sounds so so good. 20 out of 10.  spiritual, perfection.  candidate for most magical recording session ever by any band"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (758 customer reviews)

Masterplan
6.  Masterplan by Oasis
The list author says:
  "a guy writing songs and a conceded brother with a larger that life voice singing them. people dismiss oasis. i imagine no one having heard of oasis and them going into a small concert venue after a great band and saying, " you call that a show?  hey bloody brats, mind if we play a quick gig."  and everyone being absolutely floored after the first song. best b sides ever"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (173 customer reviews)

Atliens
7.  Atliens by Outkast
The list author says:
  "urban bliss.  free feelin, exploring the streets, rollin around, have fun bouncing your head and feeling a beat, listening to great lyrics.  this album motivates, makes me want to do good, work out, be strong, be successful.  insightful thoughtful lyrics. this cd gives me a great attitude."
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4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (214 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

Echo
8.  Echo by Tom Petty
The list author says:
  "wow. me being an audiophile this is one of the best sounding cd's  ive heard, along with by the way rhcp.  if i am able to age with the grace and silky cool that tom petty ages with i will be a happy man. (neil young too) what a great pop a sierra nevada and talk with your buddy type of album."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (183 customer reviews)

The Bends
9.  The Bends by Radiohead
The list author says:
  "i love all radiohead albums and just imagined which one i would want to hear now. their albums are so different and unique. this one has the most energy.  radiohead with full batteries. radiohead can drain your energy and sink you into a couch (in a good way). this cd gives off energy. tons of it. makes you take a deeper breath of clean air"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (690 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Purple
10.  Purple by Stone Temple Pilots
The list author says:
  "one of the best rock and roll albums i have ever heard. what a definition of a rock band with rock stars.  incredible music, it's safe to say every human emotion is honestly portrayed throughout the tracklist of this disc.  makes me want a rum n coke, friends around, sunshine, pool (water or felt), and laughter. effen stp, amen."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (233 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Audioslave
11.  Audioslave by Audioslave
The list author says:
  "doors in your house open, windows open, cd in player blasting and your on the move. singing the best you can to every lyric.  "show me how to live!" as your a straight up living.  What a band. this cd sounds so good. an audiophile recording.  simple instruments and well recorded and composed. so alive"
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,017 customer reviews)

Sahara
12.  Sahara by The Rippingtons
The list author says:
  "open hawaiian shirt, sandals, mohito or some fruity alcoholic drink, a beach. throw in a delorean or some ritzy convertable and blast the rippingtons. feels cool. cooler than cool.  forget rock, hip hop, indie fluff, all genres, ive got my smooth jazz in right now and im loving it; im cooler than you. russ freeman is the man."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

Shadows Collide With People
13.  Shadows Collide With People by John Frusciante
The list author says:
  "mastermind guitarist behind red hot chili peppers with his mastermind lyrics thrown in.  pleasantly beautiful and innocent.  no regard for any type of ego. the album feels like it doesnt fit in with society. would have been an album that vincent van gogh would have insisted he listen to while he painted.  they both share the same innocent beauty."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (101 customer reviews)

100th Window
14.  100th Window by Massive Attack
The list author says:
  "intoxicating, evil, pulsating, dark. so good. rich and savoring.  rolling and breathing.  dark room, dim light or two. this album is meant to be listened to alone, or in a dark lounge that really has their act together. in my opinion their best work by far."
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (273 customer reviews)

Demon Days
15.  Demon Days by Gorillaz
The list author says:
  "this album houses one of the best songs i have ever heard in my life. el manana.  the song is absolute perfection.  i have heard it 1,000 times and if i am running circles around a boring track and that song comes on my ipod, the track becomes a playground and the grass looks greener."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (409 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Full Collapse
16.  Full Collapse by Thursday
The list author says:
  "so, so fresh. their best work. groundbreaking. when this cd came out i have never heard anything closely resembling the guitar and vocal work. makes you want to go fast. i imagine being in this band behind a guitar or bass. so much fun. and listen to this drummer."
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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (223 customer reviews)

Never Never Land
17.  Never Never Land by U.N.K.L.E.
The list author says:
  "once listened to this disc in its entirety on the way to the beach facing a heavenly sunset - and did it ever deliver. it will always deliver. put this album on anywhere, anytime, for anyone and watch it do work.  its got an interesting sound. check out their disc war stories as well. oh and both have a very urban feel"
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Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
18.  Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots by The Flaming Lips
The list author says:
  "so i had a party. mountain view, pool, bbq, great stereo, tons of beer, margaritas, booze. some people enjoying the weed, dogs running around happy, and this album on repeat.  Every person at  that gathering has since purchased the album. feels like laying on a float in a pool sipping your drink and toasting your friends."
$8.99   Used & New from: $0.24
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (409 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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