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Friday, July 11, 2008

The Top 5 Albums That Need to Be On Rock Band

Since the video game juggernaut Rock Band was first announced over a year ago, one of the game's greatest, most intriguing aspects was the ability for users to be able to download whole albums to utilize in the game. Unfortunately, Harmonix and MTV Games have been slow to release these albums so far, and with the release of Rock Band 2 just a few months away, I have to ask, "What gives?" How many albums are available at this moment? Well, you can count them on one hand, if that means anything. So this post is my call for more albums, and 5 in particular that will actually get me excited about this feature of the game (sorry, The Cars just ain't doing it for me). These are the Top 5 Albums That Need to Be on Rock Band!

#5: Incubus: Science

Why?: For as cookie-cutter as Incubus' last album was, one forgets that their major label debut in 1997 was one of a kind and waaaay ahead of its time. For the most part, music on Rock Band is pretty straightforward. S.C.I.E.N.C.E. is anything but, with tracks that will make your head explode from the shear amount of craziness going on. There will be a few hurdles to jump, like how do you get "Magic Medicine," an instrumental song, on Rock Band? But I'll leave that to the powers that be.

Key Tracks: "Redefine," "Vitamin," "A Certain Shade of Green," "Summer Romance (Anti-Gravity Love Song)"

#4: The Mars Volta: De-Loused In the Comatorium

Why?: If Harmonix is going to put a crippled version of The Mars Volta on the game (Coheed & Cambria), they might as well put on the real thing as well. The Mars Volta's debut album is still their best yet, and who wouldn't want to play "Eriatarka" on drums? Most importantly, however, this would show all those kids who love that damn C&C song what Prog Rock is supposed to sound like. And who knows, maye they'll realize how gay they've been acting all this time.

Key Tracks: "Inertiatic ESP," "Roulette Dares (The Haunt Of)," "Eriatarka," "Televators," and "Take the Veil Cerpin Taxt."

#3: Queen: Greatest Hits Vol. 1

Why?: A greatest hits album may seem like cheating, but honestly, who would want to play a single Queen album when they could play their greatest hits? This collection has every great song that the band ever made, if you name it, it's probably on here. That's all I have to say. If you have a problem with that, meat me in the back after this post. (EDIT: So I just got finished re-reading this post and saw that I wrote "meat me in the back" which is probably the best euphimism for gay sex ever! Totally accidental, of course, but too good to fix. Enjoy!)

Key Tracks: "Bohemian Rhapsody," "Bicycle Race," "Somebody to Love," "Seven Seas of Rhye," "We Will Rock You"

#2: Radiohead: OK Computer

Why?: Please don't make me explain myself on this one. This is arguably one of the best alternative albums of all time and I don't think you'd find many people who would be willing to argue that point. Really it all boils down to one thing: me getting to play "Paranoid Android." That's it. That's really all I care about. Sure, every song on this album is great and worthy of being on Rock Band, but come on!

Key Tracks: "Paranoid Android," "Karma Police," "Electioneering," "No Surprises," "Lucky"

#1: Eagles: Hotel California

Why?: It's one of the best albums of all time, featuring one of the best songs of all times, which contains one of the best guitar solos of all time. Is that enough of a reason for you? Yeah, I thought it would be. In case you're still a doubter, check out these tracks.

Key Tracks: "Hotel California," "New Kid in Town," "Life in the Fast Lane," and "Victim of Love"


calavera said...

if they put hotel california on rock band, i'm taking it back.

Cale said...

Aww total boo!

Anonymous said...

They should totally put some blue oyster cult on that bad boy.