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Never heard a single thing by them. Don't really know what they sound like either; but I'm intrigued.
I'll start again eh? I started a thread asking the same thing a while ago so now i feel well versed to help you out. The early stuff is the best coz it's more krautrock influenced the later stuff is more lounge pop and can get pretty tedious quick. Start with 'transient random noise bursts with announcements' first as it's simply a masterpiece, then get 'mars audiac quintet' or 'emperor tomato ketchup' and the early singles collections are good too 'switched on vol 1&2' It really depends wether you prefer the early stuff like the first two albums which are more experimental or the later stuff which sounds more easy listening. I like the early stuff best.
except that their latter albums are great too but the "classics" are to be found earlier in their career. Shame their on hiatus really.
Is probably their best.
lots on there.
My personal fave is 'Mars Audiac Quintet', but 'Transient...' is awesome. Never got into 'Emperor...' but 'Switched on' is good. As far as single tracks they never quite topped 'French Disko', but then, who has?
Songs like Neon Beanbag and Margerine Rock are absolutely irresitable. Naturally, should you discover that Stereolab are to your taste then you should immediately make your way over to The High Llamas. Sean O'Hagan, from that band, did most of the arrangements for Stereolab and played various instruments on nearly all of their records. By the way: a new High Llamas album currently being recorded