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Out of curiosity, Am I right in thinking the last original album they gave a 10 to was Yankee Hotel Foxtrot or Source Tags and Codes?
were great CDs! I might have to splurge and get the deluxe Murmur if just for the live cd.
An absolutely essential album. The live CD looks great too.
judging by a bootleg of a Nottingham gig in 1984 I used to have, it'll be a corker - worth it even just for "9-9"
it's more important for a CD to sound great.
* ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead
* Bonnie 'Prince' Billy – I See a Darkness
* Wilco – Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
* Iggy & The Stooges – Raw Power
* Joy Division – Closer
* Joy Division – Unknown Pleasures
* Neutral Milk Hotel – In the Aeroplane Over the Sea1
* Pavement – Slanted and Enchanted: Luxe & Reduxe
* Pavement – Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain: LA's Desert Origins
* R.E.M. - Murmur (Deluxe Edition)
* The Replacements – Let It Be
* Sonic Youth – Daydream Nation: Deluxe Edition
* The Velvet Underground & Nico – The Velvet Underground & Nico2
* Wire – Pink Flag
* Wire – Chairs Missing
from that list.
I can see that argument being levelled at pitchfork and I agree to some extent, as any website or zine 'breaking' new bands is going to be like that.
But ATP basically put on lots of old music, and what one guardian journalist called "noisecore for the 40s demographic". That's not 'indie' at all. They run on established bands mainly, not 'indie' ones.
but really, I'm a big REM fan and I wouldn't call Murmur a 10/10. It's a very interesting listen and definitely has a unique atmosphere and some great songs, but it's still a band finding their way and it's not 100% consistent by any means.
NO. Murmur = 10/10 or higher.
Maybe 12/10 for me. Ive ordered it yest actually £12.99 from hmv.com
Ive already got the live gig (the full gig [bootleg cdr] as well not the edited version on the second disc) and it's a great gig.