According to wikipedia Buckethead put out 23 albums this year.

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  1. Andrewsonfire

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    Any one here a big enough bucket head fan to actually keep up with his stuff? Is it all guitar music? I knew he had a lot of releases but when I just seen this it blew my mind.
     
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    Damn - he's a prolific SOB isn't he!!

     
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    that's why i don't listen to Buckethead. never have. i just never know where to start !!! :eek::ugh:
     
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    Buckethead has nothing on John Zorn. :lol:
     
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    What amazes me the most about people like this is how they're actually creative enough to pull it off. Or do they just make a song out of every single thing they noodle? :lol:
     
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    chassless Don'tDeserveMyGuitar

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    John Zorn has also had quite the headstart ^^
     
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    I've actually listened to a lot of this years Bucket releases. As i've mentioned in another thread, with that much material, there are definitely some duds. However I'm a fan of the latest one, Pearsons Square.
     
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    Whoa... I had no idea about this!

    Plus, Viggo Freakin' Mortensson features as an artist on several of them - WTF?

    WHY IS ARAGORN SINGING ON AVANT GARDE GUITAR MUSIC?
     
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    Quality over quantity.
     
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    ^ considering he makes a living out of his music, i don't think "quality over quantity" applies on Buckethead.
    considering stars like Rihanna make millions out of their music, i think that "quality over quantity" applies on the constant bombardment of their singles that we have to endure.

    *expecting negrep 3... 2... 1...*
     
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    Viggo's involvement with Buckethead and other avant-garde musicians predates LOTR, as I recall. It's more correct to say that Buckethead is playing on Viggo's albums, because IIRC not all of them involve Buck. Viggo's a pretty astounding all-around artist guy (actor, painter, photographer, poet), so this isn't really too unusual for him.
     
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    The entry points I would recommend are Transmutation (Mutatis Mutandis) by Praxis for the avant-metal stuff, and Colma for the pretty semi-acoustic stuff.
     
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    Buckethead has always been prolific in his writing, but I do wish he would slow down a bit and flesh out his work a bit more at times. There are tons of awesome riffs and some good solos, but he doesn't have as many "songs" in his recent years.
     
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    I do love me some Buckethead songs, but I feel like it's getting to be a bit like "Hey, that's a cool riff! let's make a song out of it!" everytime. Maybe if he would focus more on polishing existing ideas and piecing things together...

    Now I'll be off listening to some Soothsayer, if you'll excuse me.
     
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    23 albums out so far...?! Heck, you'd think wearing a bucket of chicken on your head would be enough of a gimmick. :lol: He is a great player, but a good songwriter he is not. I wish he would focus on creating some quality songs rather than just impressing me with his godly talent.
     
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    Bucketheadland 2 was pretty damn good. :shrug:
     
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    If I made a song out of every little idea I had I bet I could put out a few dozen albums per year.
     
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    The way I see it, his discography makes perfect sense.

    Deli Creeps - Full songs in a more rock/pop oriented context. Still experimental, but things have definitely verses/choruses/noticeable structures

    Early solo stuff (Bucketheadland, Giant Robot, Colma) - A slight variation off of the traditional songwriting from his earlier years, but still fairly tame. Experimentation in style and form starts to come out a bit more, here

    Mid era stuff (Kaleidoscalp, Inbred Mountain, Cyborg Slunks) - This is where bucket really starts to delve into experimentalism, sometimes completely throwing away structure and tonality, making what some (read: people who don't listen to experimental or avant-garde music, pop listeners) would call "noise" or "nonsense", or even "unlistenable shit" if you're on youtube comments :lol:

    Current stuff - He's probably fairly bored with traditional songwriting, and is just doing a more constant flow kind of deal, much like how Kerouac did with language. I dig what he's doing, and like hearing what he puts out. I'm sure he'll make a return to a more traditional songwriting sense, too. Just give it some time.


    TL;DR:

    (Yes, I know he didn't write these songs, but it's probably my favorite project of his)
     
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    Ahem...


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    and I can`t finish one...
     

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