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I want to give these guys a listen.
Where do I start?
though Mr Beast is good if you like it loud
it's a very good place to start
with mogwaii we start with ten rapeeed
then we move on to young teee-eeam
But Government Commissions is the best introduction. It's a 12 song (?) collection of the best of their BBC sessions.
Including the amazing 'New Paths to Helicon Part 1'. But then again it does have 'Like Herod', which is shite.
I'd go for Happy Songs For Happy People.
However, if you already like 'Post Rock' and stuff like that, go for Young Team.
like herod is shite?
jim, its no the 90s anymore.
Why does that make it good exactly?
If it didn't make people jump because it comes in so suddenly, would people still love it? I think not.
And everyone thinks it sounds like Slint. It doesn't. Not even close.
(I'm not picking on you by the way lemonbrickcombo, I'm just using your reply to make a point.)
it's basically just Iggy Pop talking, but its beautiful.
Or yeah, Young Team.
Or, even better, this:
Then Young Team. Then Government Commissions. Then CODY and the rest.
Except switch Young Team and CODY.
after that you can take your pick
I don't understand why people rate it so highly. The first half in particular is awful.
May Nothing But Happiness Come Through Your Door
Oh! How The Dogs Stack Up
Punk Rock/Puff Daddy/Antichrist
solid as a rock that album.
no no no no no no no.
it's when they decided to refine their sound a bit.
But if you like it, then who cares? You'll end up listening to more Mogwai anyway.
for the following reasons:
Take Me Somewhere Nice
You Don't Know Jesus
and most of all...
2 Right Make 1 Wrong.
although you can pretty much start anywhere - u will definitely want to explore more. altho that said, dont get mr.beast first. its their weakest to these ears.
Friend of the Night, Glasgow Mega Snake and We're No Here make that album.
those honours go to Heroes of BMX and CODY.
I fear that may be the case. You love your Mogwai, I shall love mine.
just get them all.
and Happy Songs for Happy People. These are probably the best starting points for 'early' and 'late' Mogwai.
Then get the rest.
mogwai can do no wrong imo!
mogwai are consistently really good, they like any band have a few weaker moments, but on the whole every album and most of the other things are worth having.
my fave is happy songs though
i actually chose a fave!!