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Top 10 Albums: Stone Temple Pilots - Purple

Stone Temple Pilots hit it big with their break out songs "Plush" and "Creep" from their debut album Core, however Stone Temple Pilot's second album, Purple, still remains to be their most cohesively solid album and a great example of…
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Top 10 Albums: REM - Automatic for the People

There was a time when REM was the biggest Indie/College band in the world.  So widely respected and coveted by those who “got it”.  Years later and Automatic for the People still stands as one of the most prolific albums…

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Top 10 Albums: Radiohead - Kid A

In all honesty, Radiohead should have more than one album on this list.  The Bends, OK Computer and even In Rainbows are worthy mentions that barely squeaked off this list.  The reason Kid A is on here is not that…

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Top 10 Albums: Pearl Jam - VS

The follow up to Ten, Pearl Jam’s VS is a focus, driving album with some of Pearl Jam’s best songs.  Shedding the airy floaty sound of Ten, VS is full of driving upbeat songs with clear rhythm guitars.  With the…

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Top 10 Albums: Nirvana - In Utero

Perhaps not as radio friendly as their sophmore outing “Nevermind” In Utero represents the epitome of Kurt Cobain’s song writing.  Gripped by drug abuse and depression, In Utero is an unhinged exploration Cobain’s dark side.  Pushing his followers with songs…

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Top 10 Albums: Interpol - Antics

Interpol’s sophomore album is crammed with sing along hit after hit.  Borrowing heavily from earlier acts such as Joy Division and The Cure, Interpol raised the bar for Indie artists by releasing a series of modern classics and Antics is…

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Top 10 Albums: Faith No More - Angel Dust

Angel Dust represents the perfection of Faith No More’s frontier sound.  The follow up to “The Real Thing” is a perfect mix of rap and classic metal with a mix of prog.  In many ways, Faith No More are accredited…

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Top 10 Albums: The Cure - Disintegration

Way ahead of their time, The Cure was a pioneering band responsible for rock sub genres such as Gloom or Emo Rock.  Led by the iconic Robert Smith, Disintegration is a heavy album with deep subject matters, layered haunting guitars…

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Top 10 Albums: Counting Crows - August and Everything After

August and Everything After was released during the prime reign of 90s grunge.  Consisting of folky sound songs, using acoustic guitars and pianos, August and Everything After stood as a polar opposite to the heavier sound of Nirvana, STP and…

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Top 10 Albums: Cake - Comfort Eagle

Comfort Eagle is a great example of Cake’s unique layered sound. With excellent use of horns and never ending guitar licks, Comfort Eagle demands your attention and doesn’t let go.  The album includes some of Cake’s biggest hits including “Opera…

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Top 10 Albums

So much good music, so little time.  If you can only listen to 10 albums to prepare for your next writing session, then please consider these 10 albums that heavily influenced the sound of the The Proxys.

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