Hoppy's Album Recommendations

Afterglow

Afterglow

Released in 2003, six years after her previous album Surfacing.

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Beacon Street Collection, The

Beacon Street Collection, The

Indepdentently recorded in between their debut album and Tragic Kingdom, the band wanted material their long-term fans could enjoy. Called The Beacon Street Collection because most songs were recorded in a garage in a house on Beacon Street in Anaheim, CA.

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Beautiful Garbage

Beautiful Garbage

Garbage's third album, released in 2001.

"Drive You Home is one of my favorite Garbage songs, and between that and Cherry Lips, it makes this album truly cool."

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Bends, The

Bends, The

Radiohead's second album, which was released in 1995.

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Bleed Like Me

Bleed Like Me

Garbage's long anticipated fourth album, released in 2005.

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Breakaway

Breakaway

Since its release in 2004, Breakaway has generated four #1 singles and sold 5.5 million copies worldwide.

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Cruel Intentions OST

Cruel Intentions OST

The OST for the 1999 movie Cruel Intentions.

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Extraordinary Machine

Extraordinary Machine

Fiona's highly anticipated third album. Released in 2005.

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Franz Ferdinand

Franz Ferdinand

The band's debut album, released in February 2004

"Totally roxoring from start to finish."

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Fumbling Towards Ecstasy

Fumbling Towards Ecstasy

Sarah McLachlan's album including the hit single Possession.

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Garbage

Garbage

Garbage's self titled debut album, released in 1995!

"Ah, that old sk00l pink cover sure brings back some memories."

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It Means Everything

It Means Everything

The band's debut album.

"Spam! It's pink and it's oval! Spam! You buy it at the Mobil!"

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Kid A

Kid A

Radiohead's follow-up to OK Computer, which wasn't released until the year 2000! My god, that was a long wait.

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Modified

Modified

Their second and final album.

"Can I say that this reminds me of how much it sucks that this band broke up? "

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No Doubt

No Doubt

The Orange County band's self-titled debut. One single was released and they doubted they'd never get to make another album again.

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OK Computer

OK Computer

Radiohead's 1997 album. Often included in lists of the best albums ever.

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Return of Saturn

Return of Saturn

Five years after their success with Tragic Kingdom No Doubt released Return of Saturn. Their sound was a bit more mature but with their standard No Doubt flavor.

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Rock Steady

Rock Steady

Released in 2001, some of this album was recorded in Jamaica and thus has a bit of a reggae feel to it as well as an eighties sound.

"I love this CD. It never fails to make me want to bop along to it in my car. Hee."

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Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

The original score from the final movie to be released in the Star Wars saga.

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Stripped

Stripped

Released in 2002.

"I agree with Holly. This album is fantastic. It's got a lot of great upbeat music, and it also really showcases Christina's voice. I think she's awesome."

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Surfacing

Surfacing

McLachlan followed Fumbling Towards Ecstasy with the enormously successful Surfacing. Includes the singles Building a Mystery, Sweet Surrender and Adia.

"Without a doubt, my favorite Sarah CD. And one of my favorite CDs of all time. It is, in fact, the first CD I would buy were I ever to lose all of my music. "

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Tidal

Tidal

Fiona's debut album Tidal, released in 1996, went on to sell 3 million copies (certified triple platinum) domestically.

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Tragic Kingdom

Tragic Kingdom

The band's studio follow up to their debut was released in 1995 and was a success all around the world.

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Version 2.0

Version 2.0

Garbage's second album, released in 1998.

"Without a doubt, the BEST Garbage album to date. Not that there's been a BAD one, but if you only own 1 of their CDs, get this one!"

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When the Pawn ...

When the Pawn ...

When the Pawn, Fiona's second album, was released in 1999. The album used more expressive lyrics and experimented more with drum loops and heavily incorporated clavichord and organ. The full title of the album is "When the Pawn Hits the Conflicts He Thinks Like a King/What He Knows Throws the Blows When He Goes to the Fight/And He'll Win the Whole Thing 'Fore He Enters the Ring/There's No Body To Batter When Your Mind is Your Might/So When You Go Solo, You Hold Your Own Hand/And Remember That Depth is the Greatest of Heights/And If You Know Where You Stand, Then You Know Where to Land/And If You Fall It Won't Matter, Cuz You'll Know That You're Right"

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