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seems to be a stock response to most artists work on these boards. which artists do you prefer their later stuff?
lots and lots more.
sold out a bit when her left nsync
witty response ruined
Johnny Cash got good again near the end after years of gash...
is so much better than the first two albums
anyone who tells me their first record or 'age of octeen' is their best output is a liar.
At the Drive-In
Brand New have just got better and better!
'bands that have gotten better'?
missread the question. rookie error.
their first like 4 albums were rubbish!
run of the mill pop rock band, they didnt hit gold really until His And Hers and I stick by that.
i dont think you've ever heard them.
i dont remember what they sound like
from "separations" they start to get good.
first two? 'it' is shit because jarvis can't sing in tune, and the band can't play in tune...bit of a problem if you're playing folky stuff
actually, "freaks" was okay.
Explosions in the Sky
if so, i'd say coldplay, and blur.
"I hope they play their old stuff"
Genuine quotation marks.
this thread has made me realise how few artists have improved with every release. there are so many that go up and down, as it were.
and so many more that start off brilliantly but can never reach that point again
we had this discussion at work last week, and that was the conclusion we came to too.
Slanted & Enchanted just isn't as good as people make out.
I think at some point someone gave us very different ears.
Slanted & Enchanted = best album of all time, btw.
where all 5 albums (6 if you include Westing) get listed in order of preference by people who genuinely love the band.
Fuck it, I can be bothered.
which makes us both ACE. YEAH!
of montreal used to be better
as did interpol.
Would be the obvious.
Though actually I am quite partial to their early stuff as well...
and it's excellent.
is really good, one of their best I think, although I believe they've been pretty consistent so can't really say they have got better with every release. To answer the original question though:
and some others that people have already said...
radiohead to a certain extent.
I like Computer World most. .
I imagine most people prefer Scott Walker's later records.
MBV. .Although I like some of their C86 era stuff. .
I can't believe Jamie_Bummers is the only person to have said that so far. I think Of Montreal's new one is their most consistent, but I really like some of their older stuff as well, I just can't stomach entire albums of it, so I'm not sure that counts. If I liked Radiohead, I'd probably say Radiohead, but I don't. Ooh, Heatmiser. That's a good one. Their first 2 albums are barely worth listening to, but their last is ace-o. Okay, I just opened my "My Music folder" for inspiration. Hmm. Nope, that's it.
and i copied him.
abbey road is mostly shit. and so is let it be.
basically just the white album.
Manic Street Preachers
Paul Weller (as in The Jam not his solo bollocks)
and more recently...
understanding the question-centric warning
Sorry. Misread the question! Or rather didn't get to the end of the question...
In that case then...
Kings Of Leon
At The Drive In
(I agree with you on Kings Of Leon though).
no way jose
he tried all kinds of wrong before genius struck
all though I am very keen on his work with The Lower Third
"Can't Help Thinking About Me" etc
and yes: Boo Radleys. Acres of poo before the gold fields of giant steps.
and Husker Du,
I prefer Boo Radleys EARLY stuff.
Ichibod And I & Everything's Alright Forever > Giant Steps and Wake Up Boo! *100!
At The Drive-In.
most heavy metal bands
didnt read the post properly
Oneida - bit too much classic rock posturing at first but came up good with Anthem of the Moon.
Mclusky - Just got better and better and better and better and... see their last b-sides for proof.
Figure 8 is still my favourite.
Sonic Youth and Dinosaur Jr both worked better with good production values.
And yes, Pulp. Up to Intro/His and hers they hadn't found their stride.
With the exception of At War With the Mystics, they are one of those rare bands that keep improving their sound
"From a Basement on a Hill" is my favourite album.
As a general rule I prefer Nick Cave's albums from Henry's Dream onwards although there's some of my favourite songs before that.
I prefer REM's mid-late period stuff - not the last album but Green though to the mid-90s.
my morning jacket
black rebel motorcycle club
most bands peak and trough like any other
Obviously not Silver Sun.
Huh, thinking about my top 5 of 2007, four of them fit the description. I never cared much for either Low, Mice Parade, the Magik Markers and Asobi Seksu. But I certainly do now.
forget the early stuff. the ropey recording i made on my mobile phone from the first practice session - you know, the one before they had songs and were mainly tuning up – is without a doubt their best work.
If only i'd recorded the conversation in the pub when they decided to form a band in the first place...
LCD Soundsystem (amazed no-one's said them yet)
Death Cab For Cutie (as in transatlantism)
My Bloody Valentine
At the Drive-in
AFI (Although Decemberunderground went a bit average)
Primal Scream (again, except the last album)
Fuzzy Logic was good.
Rings Around The World was awesome.
They were always pretty fucking special though.
But Hey Venus is still decent so...
The Cooper Temple Clause?
Every band that made a great great debut and then made two average+ albums
Most obvious answer.
at how many people have read the question wrong. its only 2 lines!
most bands do produce their best stuff early on (also heavily related to the fact that lots of bands don't get beyond 2 or 3 albums).
Fugazi (sort of, basically I prefer the Argument to first album but one of the only bands ever who continue to be great for a whole long career).
+lots of others. but i have to go!
totally gash now... in my opinion. They'll never record anything better than Lonesome Crowded West. I agree with At the Drive-In though. Shame the new bands are both tripe.
I agree with the Beatles and Sufjan Stevens. Also i would put Danielson/Danielson Famile in there too.
I'd maybe even say Galaxie 500 got better from great.
The Jesus Lizard
Shit first album.
Quite alot of bands get better. Quite a few get worse. Even more have ups and downs.
But its all subjective. Innit.
The Cinematic Orchestra
Hmm, that's all I can think of right now.
Byrds (to a certain extent)
No-one else really. Everyone goes crap.
from Violator onwards, and by then they'd been going for nearly a decade. Their latest is one of their best too (although one track is possibly the most embarrassingly rubbish recording ever made, but in a weird way counts as a plus for the album)
I shivered and died a little inside.