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Young Team or Happy Songs?
I've heard varying opinions on this.
CODY and the self titled EP are my favorites.
It has Hunted By A Freak on it.
cody for me though...
was my opener, didn't look back
Of the two you've suggested though, I think Young Team is better.
Was the first Mogwai album I got. I heart it lots, and has Like Herod and Fear Satan on it.
was the first i heard
Though you should get government commisions. It's easily their best album.
Although I'm a big fan, theres probably not much point in buying anything other than young team, government commisions and rock action.
CODY and happy songs if you have some spare cash.
or Happy Songs. Young Team is actually quite difficult to get into.
is their most accessible album so i'd suggest you go for that first. If you like them then you must buy everything.
Their best song 'Helicon 1' is not on any album so you must get the Ten Rapid early singles compilation too!
they are the best band on the planet. nay, in the solar system. but if you can only afford one, get rock action, because 2 rights make 1 wrong is 9minutes 31seconds of the most amazing music you will ever hear. tru fax
The slower version of 'Helicon 1' on Government Commissions is their best song. It's so much better than the version on Ten Rapid.
Get Happy Songs for Happy People first. It's the most 'accessible' of their albums.
LIKE HEROD IS NOT A GOOD SONG. STOP GOING ON ABOUT IT.
paragraphs one and three of the above post.
my father just came out as a single. which was 10 seconds too long or something to be considered for the charts.
It's the best thing Mogwai have ever done (and I fucking love Mogwai)
Personally, I've always found Happy Songs.. a bit 'meh'.
Buy Young Team, listen to Mogwai Fear Satan. Mogwai conversion in two easier steps.
is for sure the first cd to buy, it just makes sense to get their early stuff and then make your way forward to the present day.
i would love to go back to when i first found out about them.
Not much consensus on here is there? Xmas steps excepted I thought CODY was mostly dull as fuck (lets answer our 'quiet-loud-quiet' critics by just taking out the loud bits). Happy Songs was the album that got me back into Mogwai, the production is great and they have a great knack of building up tension gradually instead of just sticking on the distortion (see Hunted by a Freak and Kids Will Be Skeletons).
i actually prefer mr beast and no one seems to have mentioned that one. i like kicking a dead pig too. i used to love mogwai and it was happy songs that put me off them.
so get young team.
Rock Action is criminally under rated. 2 rights make 1 wrong is probably my favourite mogwai track and it's the first album I got into as well, but then none of them are hugely difficult.
Is for points.
Fucking incredible record.
The last two tracks are up there with the best Mogwai songs ever.
is their only good album.
(IMHO before everyone goes wappy on me)