Best Play Along Albums


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living colour-vivid
motley crue-shout at the devil
the police-ghost in the machine
janes addiction-ritual de lo habitual
smashing pumpkins-siamese dream
pink floyd-dark side of the moon
joe satriani-flying in a blue dream


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Siobhan Donaghy- "Revolution in Me"
Rage Against the Machine "Evil Empire"
For that hip hop feel with a lighter touch or very powerfull.


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The Mars Volta - De-loused In The Commatorium
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Mothers Milk/Blood Sugar Sex Magic/Californication
Muse - Absolution/Black Holes & Revalations
Led Zeppelin - I/II/III/IV
Play along to whatever makes you wanna move yer feet, hand, head, ass!

Who cares about the genre?

Who wants to be stuck playing just one genre?


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I haven't had the chance to do this in a very long time. When I played along to music, my favorite was Dream Theater's Awake album. I could, at one time, play it note for note in time. haha If I tried today, I know I'd fail miserably. Life on the road just doesn't allow drummers to practice. Doesn't that suck?


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My personal favorite is The Apex Theory's album Topsy Turvy. They are for sure one of the most underrated bands out there and Sam Watson is a monster behind the skins.

Hail Satan


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I have to say that mine are...

Pink Floyd- Dark Side of The Moon
Led Zeppelin- (Any song)
Lifehouse- Hanging By a Moment
Black Label Society- Suicide Messiah
Alice In Chains- Man In The Box
Flogging Molly- Devil's Dance Floor
Lamb of God- Blood of the Scribe
A Perfect Circle- Judith
Tool- Sober
Staind- It's Been a While
The Who- My Generation
Def Leppard- Photograph
Free- All Right Now

Those are just some of my favorites to play along to.


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Chicago - Chicago Transit Authority, Chicago II, Chicago III, Chicago V, Chicago VII
Deep Purple - Made in Japan
Beck, Bogert & Appice
Doobie Brothers - Captain & Me
Deodato - Prelude, Deodato 2
Ohio Players - Fire, Skin Tight
C&C Music Factory - Gonna Make You Sweat
Al Jarreau - L Is For Lover
Basia - Basia On Broadway
Jamiroquai - Travelling Without Moving

Seems like in our iTunes generation there's more focus on individual songs than the album as a whole


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Charles (above) those are all great albums
(except for that 'c&c anything 4 money and to help
destroy "music" factory')

My fav's can not have boring parts or long parts w/no drums.
(not saying i am great, just do not want to sit there and practice
rudiments whilst waiting for a certain part).

Albums, difficult to list but here are some I am guilty of playing (or
trying to play) the whole way through:
1. Porcupine Tree- "In Absentia" (and "stupid dream")
2. Chicago greatest hits.
3. rush- test for echo & moving pictures & hold your fire & ....
4. toto- "IV" & greatest hits.
5. Marillion- "Misplaced Childhood" (& 'brave' & 'marbles' & ...)
6. Iona- woven cord (& journey into the mourn)
7. Peter Gabriel- 'secret world live'
8. Dream Theater- six degrees (& awake/images/scenes/....)
9. Genesis- 'we can't dance', ...
10. d.matthews band- 'crash'.
11. Police- g-hits.
12. Tears 4 fears- 'elemental' & 'raule kings of spain'
Separate songs:
1. Give blood- (pete townshend/d.gilmour/s.phillips/p.palidino)
2. sound of muzak- (porcupine tree)
3. fish out of water- tears 4 fears ("rosanna" type of feel)
4. Shiny Stockings!- (count basie vers.)
5. (Opening) big medley (Maynard Fergesun- live album)
6. Running on ice- billy joel (if you like Stewart copeland-listen)
7. Della Brown- queensryche
8. Detroit rock city - Kiss (kiss Alive 3 album vers. Eric Singer)
9. Avalon- john tesh
10. and of course 'fishheads' by barnes & barnes.

The Gede

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Dave Mathews Band "Listener Supported", Kill em all from Metallica, Chick Corea`s "Jam Session", and Antics by Interpol.


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Fragile - Yes
Climbing - Mountain
Thick As A Brick - Jethro Tull
Chicago Transit Authority
2112 - Rush
Leftoverture - Kansas
The Screamin' Cheetah Wheelies
Trilogy - ELP
Spartacus - Triumvirat


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I drum to alot of random things.. any thing i like.. any thing travis barker.. i like his old stuff with the aquabats.. and i love any thing with carter beauford from dave matthews band.. and dennis chambers. i dont really like the rock legends so much cuz that would make me just like everyone else. I personally love to just play anything i cant play.. from metal to jazz.. i like to drum to latin music cuz its always interesting trying to fit in a beat with all the percussion going on.. trying to fit in but keep the style and stay out of the way.. its not easy.. great fun.

Capeside Alex

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straight up still one of my favourite albums...

Misery Signals' Of Malice And The Magnum Heart

it's a very melodic progressive type of metal. check em out at, or even download anything from that album. if you are open to the lighter side of metal, you might like these guys.