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their best. I got into them in the late 90s with a best of called Donkeys 1992-7. Get Donkeys it's brilliant. They're touring in March. Get yourself a ticket if you can. You won't be disappointed.
And yeah, see them live.
'falling down the mountain' is awful.
either the second tindersticks album, the one with A Night In on, or 'THe Hungry Saw'. Favourite tracks;
People Keep Coming around
Trouble Every day
A night in
i haven't got round to getting it yet. What's wrong with it?
its a constellation album so theres more focus on production than songwriting. just boring, no hooks except 'harmony around my table'
I'm not convinced by Tindersticks now they've lost half the band, especially Dickon.
in order of release. I would agree, 2nd album is best, but 1st album is probably an easier entry point.
from when dickon was in the band.
but there are good choice cuts spread across the rest of their catalogue.
for me the 1st album is the masterpiece, you can keep coming back to it so many times.
I recommend :
No more affairs
Until the morning comes
Trying to find a home
and for something more obscure...
...their cover of I've Been Loving You Too Long is sumptuous
Very overrated band.
If you have a certain something in your soul that to many of us don't have then get ready for an incredible, potentially life changing experience discovering this band. Oddly they don't seem to do it for everybody but if your like me you'll fall in love and won't be able to get enough. Start with the 1st and 2nd album of course as they are two of the greatest albums of the 90's and easily in the top 100 of all time. Then get Curtains which is amazing, move on to Simple Pleasures to get a more Motown, soulful stripped down Tindersticks, get lost in the grooves of Can our Love?, enjoy the darker, fragmented Waiting for the Moon, then enjoy the partial resurrection that is The Hungry Saw and the complete rejuvenation that is Falling Down a Mountain.
If you can get the remastered two disc editions of the earlier albums with the bonus tracks even though they are a little pricey. There is no voice like Stuart Staples and very bands are as accomplished and unique as this band at the top of their game.
Their not over rated their underated and Falling Down a Mountain is anything but bland (it just recently leaked so you must have listened to a pirated copy through garbage computer speakers and not given it much thought) but contains some of the most awesome and sweetest musical moments you'll uncover this year.
Also though they aren't quite the same band without Dickon seeing them live is still a must. My 9 hour drive to see them in New York during the Can Our Love? tour continues to be one of the great memories of my life.
I shall make sure to get Falling Down a Mountain then.
yet I'd have to add a word of caution: everytime I lend a Tindersticks album (generally the second album) to someone who has never heard of them, I tell them to start with the second track, because the opening title on #2 requires patience. I'd say the same thing with Falling Down A Mountain, skip the opener and get back to it after a while if you don't know the band enough.
As to the big debate about the band no longer its previous self since the departure of Dickon, Al, and Mark, let me remind you that Tindersticks started out as Asphalt Ribbons with Stuart Stapled, David Boulter, and Neil Fraser.
Alastair (the drummer) and Mark (bass player) joined them later, and Dickon arriving afterwards.
Tidersticks' core has always been Staples+Fraser+Boulter (BTW, I still don't understand why Stuart's solo album were called 'solo', because he recorded the album with the same people that were on The Hungry Saw!!!)