I'm getting more in a habit of listening to whole albums now. A couple stood out:
Black Sabbath - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath and Master of Reality (first 5 albums really, I haven't heard each and every one 100% yet)
Burzum - Filosofem (by far the scariest album ever IMHO)
Creedence - Green River
Dethklok - The Dethalbum
Fugees - The Score (practically the only hip hop album I truly listened to)
Guns N Roses - Appetite for Destruction
Hole - Pretty In The Inside (I get disappointed with Hole's next albums which are not as abrasive and raw)
Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden, Fear of the Dark, Somewhere in Time, well all of their albums except for X Factor
Megadeth - Killing is My Business, Peace Sells
Metallica - First 5 albums front to back are about as immaculate collection of music as you can get in my humble opinion
Muse - Absolution (I got out of them and got back into them, weird)Amy Winehouse - Frank
Chrono Cross Musical Soundtrack
I practically have all of the Final Fantasy soundtracks, I kinda like VII the best because it has a mix of the old school video game sounds and orchestration with classical.
I have regretted never listening to a Beatles album from front to back yet.
Wow I thougth I was the only one who collected the Final Fantasy soundtracks. I love all of their games with the exception of FFXI and FFXIV. I don't know why their online games never had any appeal to me. Even friends of mine who have been long time fans of the games don't care for the soundtracks.
I still have many of the songs on my Ipod, especially the works of Nobuo Uematsu.
I frickin love Uematsu. I still have the FFVII soundtrack I bought from FuncoLand 100 years ago. I have the whole collection in CD, and put all of the soundtracks on my iPod. It's perfect when you want to lay down close your eyes. I also like Hitoshi Sakimoto and Masato Nakamura. Sakimoto did Gauntlet IV which has an amazingly underrated soundtrack in the 16 bit era.
If they called FFXI and FFXIV, Final Fantasy Online (like they did with Tactics), I think people would be more willing to tolerate it. When people play Final Fantasy they are used to a type of gameplay that's engaging but at the same time feel like your in a Fantasy world. Oh and the XIII sucked.
Yeah FFX had the same problem with not letting you go where you want, I guess for me the difference was that the story to FFX was more engaging.
I guess I'd say that in FFX I felt like I was a part of it, where in FFXIII I felt like I was watching a movie.
Even in FFX you went to a town engaged with people, learned about secrets, once in awhile, try to learn al bhed and bought things. In, FFXIII you go forward, watch a movie, go forward, watch a movie.
I thought it was a bit embarrassing that Final Fantasy took a giant step back and games like Fallout and Dragon Age are taking leaps forward.
It's funny, all this talk of the downfall of Final Fantasy has caused me to blow the dust off my playstation games. I've decided to start with FFIV. After that maybe VII, or VI. I'm not sure which.