Act II: The Father of Death by The Protomen. IMO these guys are the single greatest rock band of the entire millennial generation, and deserve to be ranked up there with legends like Styx. This album (in spite of the name, it's actually a prequel to the previous one) tells a dystopian sci-fi story that begins in an old mining town and gradually shifts to a hi-tech metropolis; the music shifts accordingly from an acoustic style to an 80s synth-rock style. As rock operas go it's brilliant, and its themes of the importance of resistance and the dangers of mass hero worship in society are extremely relevant today. Here's one of the better tracks on the album, where the protagonist of the second half of the album faces off against a robotic assassin sent to kill any dissenters:
My favorite album is a tough choice between two. I love them both, but for different reasons.
The choice is between Vektor -Terminal Redux (Progressive / technical thrash metal with sci-fi theming) or Ne Obliviscaris - Portal of I (Progressive Black metal, with a violin)
The album Terminal Redux concept album that tells a rather gripping sci-fi story about a astronaut rises to power after finding what could be the key to immortality. Whilst Portal of I has some of the best song composition I have experienced, the songs And Plague Flowers The Kaleidoscope and Forget Not are just such amazing pieces of music.
Cleaning the CDs off of my desk:
A Trick of the Tail by Genesis Time by ELO Power Windows by Rush Shri Durga by DJ Cheb i Sabbah Thriller by Michael Jackson Songs from the Big Chair by Tears for Fears Young Lions by Adrian Belew The Golden Age of Wireless by Thomas Dolby Erpland by Ozric Tentacles Big Drum Small World by Dhol Foundation The Wall by Pink Floyd Embryo's Reise by Embryo The Downward Spiral by Nine Inch Nails Whitney by Whitney Houston Dookie by Green Day I Robot by The Alan Parsons Project Asia by Asia Make It Big by Wham!
Mine is probably the self-titled debut by Taylor Swift, catchy and fun country pop songs. Open up and say ah by Poison is also pretty good, but Poison makes catchy rock in general... so yea. For nostalgia points has to be High Voltage by AC/DC. TnT is like my literal childhood.