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Because it has a wonderful mixture of different songs which sound brilliant on their own but plays even better as an album. The song writing and production is just perfect and is one of the few albums I've never become tired of.
Unlike most people, I can't listen to an album of similar sounding songs.
'Sunshine', 'Maria's Little Elbows', 'Happy Man', etc. All fucking class and you're right about how it works as an album.
and after seeing the first two replies, I'm smiling.
Maria's Little Elbows is probably my favourite song of all time. I don't know if Good Morning Spider would be my favourite album of all time, but it'd be up there.
Because I play them a couple of times every year on repeat, and they lift my mood and make me smile. That bit in 'Today' when the riff kicks in, and the intro to 'Turnover' both make me feel so happy I want to cry.
Because it has Rhymer's Only Room, The Velvet Ant, Son of a Gun, Rifle Eyes and Dead Dogs Two in quick succession, which is the longest sustained sequence of near-perfect songs on any album I've yet heard.
It's catchy, but beautifully textured; fun, but profound; clever, but funny; etc.
but nobody deserves to know what it is, never mind why it is
also, every post on the new DiS makes you look like a fucking idiot. Not "you" you, just you. But you as well
I just think it's charged with emotion and can bring out a lot of different feelings. The songwriting is fantastic and 'Anon' is one of my favourite album openers ever.
It's really hard to pick just 1 though. Dark Side Of The Moon, Playing With Fire, Ladies & Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space, Songs of Leonard Cohen, Parklife, ( ), Zuma and all the other Low albums are pretty close in joint 2nd.
Because I like every song on it and it makes me feel good and shit and Weezer are my favourite band.
The thing with Kenickie is that they, by the very nature of their existence, draw a line between all the enforced dichotomies of modern pop. Seriousness is not the same as intelligence, no matter how many times virginal Radiohead fans reiterate it. Their wit does mean the slow-witted haven't noticed they wrote the most incisive hymns to both ends of the rejection axis - both darkened bedrooms and darkened clubs turned into churches to the human condition. I love Kenickie.
...is the most perfect thing I've ever read on this site.
I'm printing that off and stitching it into my wallet.
why? The song writing is ace and i love it. Everytime I listen to it, it transports me back to a bygone era. it's perfect in every way.
"bands have to be anonymous to be respected, because then you can project your own thoughts and lives onto it". I don't agree with that one bit either.
they were only really picking up where Lush left off. But I do like them, and think the lovely Lauren is very under-rated.
because i couldn't possibly explain with words & that goes to explain why i love it so much.
and tragic and wonderful and oh god It's brilliant!
*swoon* so atmospheric, got elements of the pixies and has amazing lyrics
It's a close one for me
Mine is probably Disintegration by the Cure though.
Or Apologies to the queen marie by Wolf parade
Or Mechanical animal by Marilyn Manson
I cant answer this question
that's everybody's answer, including mine. What ehwhat really meant to ask was "what's your second favourite album and why?"
Helped wane my interest in heavy metal.