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I can't think of any can you?
Mission of Burma maybe? Though I don't have all of their early stuff.
Not sure they really sustained it over the album though (and obviously it wasn't so much "best" as "as good")
didn't surpass Mush, but Horsebox and the Hot Water Music split were both incredible. No dip in form anyway
Oh, how I wish that were true! They're reformed stuff isn't bad, but nowhere near the genius of early 80s.
but probably still not as good as the early ones
Strays was pretty awesome.
guided by voices split up and then reunited when people started getting interested in the propeller album
or were they just planning to? Although Propeller was their best album anyway, so it doesn't really make a difference either way.
it was pretty cack when compared to Ritual and the Nothing's Shocking.
(not a joke)
I don't know about better, but their new stuff is certainly as good.
2wice and Nancy Reagan's Head are both up there with their best songs.
Split after their 1st album (Wednesday Morning 3am) and then reformed about a year later. So all their famous stuff (bar the song Sounds of Silence) is technically post-reunion.
Mission of Burma and Dinosaur Jr both get honourable mentions for producing stuff that ranks alongside their original incarnations, but neither have recorded their best stuff after reuniting.
prominent members or added to their line-up...
My Bloody Valentine - got rid of the old singer and co-songwriter, brought in Kevin Shields' girlfriend at the time Bilinda Butcher and went on to record 'You Made Me Realise', 'Isn't Anything' and 'Loveless'.
The Cure - numerous line-up changes before 'Head On The Door' and 'Disintegration', which many people argue for different reasons are their finest works.
as people tend to prefer domestica onwards, not me though nothing tops their first album.
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as it was above as well, is nonsense.
though I dunno if they "officially" broke-up...but the length of time between Meadowlands, Third respectively constitutes a break-up for all intents and purposes.
I didn't know that.
you probably heard they got into it with their record company after Secaucus and then they were on hiatus for 7 or 8 years ...but now it's been like 4 years since The Meadowlands, so maybe they just move ultra slow...
Yeah, there was a huge gap between Secaucus and The Meadowlands. I think they were recording during that time, but as you say they just move really slow.
They're supposedly making a new album at the moment.
They were so much better as Verve.
this is that controversial. Many would argue that 'Urban Hymns' is their best work.
In terms of THEIR career, it's the best music they ever made, in my humble little opinion.
so I suppose the "If sales = quality" argument were in place you'd be spot on.
To these ears though, 'A Storm In Heaven', 'Gravity Grave' and 'She's A Superstar' will always usurp the likes of 'Urban Hymns', 'Lucky Man' and 'Sonnet' by a country mile or three.
and I started this thread so my points count for double.
Though Slide Away makes me happy.
Haven't heard all the album... but the Ordinary World song was better than any of the 80s 'classics', imo.
I reckon George and Andrew have unfinished business.