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a) You couldn't care less about
b) You haven't even bothered to check out
a) Neutral Milk Hotel - that one
b) Converge - Jane Doe
My brother has those ones that aren't Jane Doe and they sound good, but i'm not sick of Jane Doe yet. Must be about six years now.
I'M JUST NOT SICK OF IT YET
also Theusaisamonster - Tasheyana Compost
I do listen to them almost constantly though.
But fair enough, I'm still not sick of it either.
Nothing anyone ever does (including you, Converge) will be as good for listening to, when you want to listen to something that sounds a lot like Jane Doe (which is lots of the time).
a) wolf parade — apologies to the queen mary
b) elastica — elastica, jeniferever — spring tides, 808 state — ex:el
I couldn't care less about them now after 2 mediocre albums
I mean, I like Klang but it just didn't come at the right time, nor was it truly a patch on their debut
(a) Deloused In The Comatorium by the Mars Volta; Funeral by the Arcade Fire; The Trials of Van Occupanther by Midlake; Logic Will Break Your Heart by the Stills; Up The Bracket by the Libertines; The Decline Of British Sea Power
(b) Silent Shout - The Knife; The Besnard Lakes Are The Roaring Night; Alopecia by Why?;
I meant to just say:
ROGUE SEMICOLON LEAVIN' Y'ALL HANGIN'
add Funeral to my 'a' pile
'Cos if it is, then you are missing out on the Dark Horses, which is far superior.
Given Dark Horse a couple of spins but couldn't really get into it. Will try again though.
but Alopecia is where I stopped listening to Why? I mean, it's kinda alright, but I can't remember the last time I played it.
b) Liam Lynch - Fake Songs
All the stuff they did without Dan the Automator was woeful.
Decadence is freakin' brilliant though; consistantly awesome all the way through.
but THAT key change in 'Beating Heart Baby' ...
in pop history. I'd never seen a dancefloor of hairy metallers and emos do a key change before.
It's horrible isnt it?! I makes my skin crawl. Great album though, 'The Razor' is pure win. Win & tonic.
he's sleep-inducing for the most part
b) Ween (Quebec), Cutting Pink With Knives (Populuxxe)
Listen to Holiday by the Magnetic Fields - Brilliant album.
I might love an album to death but never get around to checking out the artist's other stuff.
Solillaquists of Sound - No More Heroes
My favourite album of 2009, easily my most-listened-to album of the last 2 years, last played only a day or two ago, but never checked out the first album. Probably should.
Refused - The shape of punk to come
Heard the first album. Screamy bollocks. Can do without.
Parliament - Mothership Connection
I've got one other Parliament album. It's not as good. I love pretty much all Funkadelic though, so I should probably try some more Parliament one day. Just haven't been bothered enough.
Electrelane - The Power Out
Got this when it came out, what, 8 years ago? More? Did get the one before as well (Rock it to the moon?) but it's not as good. Never heard the later stuff. Again, one day...
The Notwist - Neon Golden
Earlier stuff is meant to be different /not as good, right? Haven't heard it anyway. When the one after this came out I listened to the promo stream of it, once. Don't remember it. Couldn't have been as good. Few things could be, really.
Black Uhuru - Brutal/Dub
Yeah, I've got a lot of Black Uhuru. I like a lot of it, too. Doubt I'd replace it if you nicked it off me though.
Susumu Yokota - Sakura
Again, one of my favourites for, I dunno, years and years. Only other thing I've ever heard from him is the album with Rothko though. I do like that a lot. I do really really really mean to get around to one day maybe checking out some of his other stuff. It's probably great.
Television - Marquee Moon
Other stuff's meant to be rubbish, right? Never bothered, anyway.
Venetian Snares - Rossz Csillag Alatt Született
I like the classical element to this. I'm told the rest of his stuff doesn't have it. Therefore, not investigated. Actually, that's a lie - I do have an illegal download of Huge Chrome Box on my computer (brightonb sent me it) but I've never even listened to it.
best song on. Adventure isn't so good.
Agree on Refused.
but half the tracks on Shrink - particularly chemicals and electric bear which are definitely worth a repeated listen
not mindblowing or anything but not terrible either
so I'll add in Chocolate and Cheese. Never heard anything else by them. Not going to actively try to.
Someone's mentioned Jeniferever, too. Iris was brilliant, if it counts as an album (and it's 37 minutes long, so it's not too outrageous to mention in this thread). Bought the full-length when it came out, and it's about 1/5 as good at best - largely because of the rubbish vocals which they seem to have thought were a good idea. (Note to band: they weren't).
called My Downfall, not quite as good as Rossz Csillag Alatt Született tho
As soon as I have a bit of money...
Everything Sucks will break your bones with awesome
But just... why WOULDN'T I just listen to Milo Goes to College then play it again from the start if I want to hear more Descendents?
your logic has just broken my head, in a good way.
Are you saying that MGTC is so good it seems like overkill to buy other records by the band? That's kind of brilliant.
Best Todd album, and one of my top 5 of the last 10-15 years.
and Midnight Organ Fight :(
I’d’ve said The Wrens a year ago, before I realised Secaucus is the isht.
Just no desire to listen to anything else.
See also: Stone Roses. Never listened to Second Coming, singles aside. Never going to.
Probably some others. Can't remember them right now though.
I CAN'T BELIEVE I MADE IT
I've just never checked anything else of theirs out.
'Spirit of Eden' at the very least if 'Laughing Stock' is one of your favourite albums ever.
its no Laughing Stock, but its fucking outstanding
you know I'm right, don't deny it
Vaya is just SO GO... no, can't do it. Relationship of Command, obvs.
although I ended up listening to El Gran Orgo last weekend after one of the tracks came up on shuffle. It's a decent emo/pop-punk record.
very possibly my favourite album ever. Subsequent albums never got close to the atmosphere.
The last two have been cack compared mind, I'll give you that
but it never really worked for me
The archetypal type a) album. Can't believed I missed it off.
Couldn't give a toss about the rest. Except You Stole The Sun From My Heart (genuinely brilliant).
the corner of the room.
Fat chance I'm gonna trawl through 74 albums of Kool Keith garbage looking for anything else worthwhile.
only really get the album that people seem to agree is their best and don't bother with anything else by them.
(b) The Go Betweens - 16 Lovers Lane
(a) Guns N'Roses - Appetite For Destruction
(b) Ladytron - 604
(b) Massive Attack - Blue Lines
(b) My Morning Jacket - Z
(a) The New Pornographers - Twin Cinema
(a) Primal Scream - Vanishing Point
(b) Ryan Adams - Gold
I could kinda understand this (or, at least, accept it) if you'd said Heartbreaker, but Gold? GOLD? some people...
Only because it's the first one I listened to. I just never felt the need to look any further.
Actually, that's a lie - I have Love Is Hell somewhere as well. I should probably listen to that.
Thinking about it, the most obvious example of (a) is Is This It.
reckon you'd also like Strangers Almanac by Whiskeytown, it's his loveletter to Uncle Tupelo and The Replacements.
(I'm not being facetious - it really does to me)
Go-Betweens: YES! One of my favourite albums, I've heard one (or maybe two?) others and they're just not even close. Great shout.
G'n'R / Ladytron: Both bands are "meh" on stilts, but if I had to listen to an album by either it'd be these ones. Probably just choose 2 or 3 tracks off each though.
Massive Attack: So so so wrong. Mezzanine >>> all.
MMJ: Never heard. Never want to.
New Pornographers/Primal Scream: My favourite of each band, but then I do like other stuff by both too, so not with you I'm afraid. Maybe NPs more.
Ryan Adams - yeah, I'm the same, first I heard, and only ever heard Love is Hell as well (which ain't as good). I am well aware Heartbreaker is meant to be better. I don't care.
Seems you grouped them together quite well for me there. Well done.
Probably one of my top twenty. Should really listen to more.
Loved Elastics debut album, think they did a live album or summat after that, didn't bother.
yeah, I love how everybody's all "oh you should listen to their THIRD album, it takes awhile to get into but..." like everyone else is a clueless fool. Most stuff nowadays doesn't even hold up for an entire album, and you know it.
and in pretty much identical style. And the Shock Me EP is great as well.
And far superior, imo, to anything else Kozelek has done.
a few bits of the early stuff = good but Echo Park is the one I'll keep ta.
Dungen - Ta Det Lugnt love it, but I've never even heard another song, even though they have had a good few albums since
B) I only dream of trains - Robyn hitchcock
b) King of Jeans
Some say De La Soul is Dead is better. I'm not one of them.
As are people that only listen to their first 2 albums. Idiots. All of you.
better, so is Stakes is High, but my personal favorite is The Grind Date.
This here's the best neck snappin' De La track:
This would come under b), and yes, I realise I am probably missing out. I just haven't yet found the nerve to look into the non-Loveless world
I am going to listen to Isn't Anything TODAY
we're living in the Internet Age, people!!
everything else is just pants.
Genuinely one of my favourite albums, partly because of the massive nostalgia and memories associated with it and partly because it's such a brilliant pile of over-the-top rock bombast with genuine skill and talent involved to pull it off properly (including some fantastic lyrics).
Haven't been arsed to go through the rest of the Loaf catalogue though, partly because what else I've heard has been mostly just alright and partly because Jim Steinman is a big reason for the album's greatness and he didn't really hang out much with Meat in the end.
Isis - Oceanic
Wolf Parade - Apologies to the Queen Mary
Bruce Springsteen - Nebraska
Tool - Lateralus
Grandaddy - Sophtware Slump
Clipse - Hell Hath No Fury
A) Cibo Matto - Sterotype A, Lou Reed - Transformer, Margot & The Nuclear So And So's - The Dust of Retreat. This is a short list; I could name more, but few bands have compelled me to only listen to THAT RECORD.
B) Richard D. James Album, Rossz Csillag Alatt Született, Emergency & I, Sunset Rubdown's Dragonslayer, Fox Confessor Brings The Flood, Saturdays = Youth. I'd like to include Wilco because of Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, but I enjoy Sky Blue Sky a lot, so I really can't. Anything before YHF does not matter to me, FUCK OFF.
The National went here until High Violet came out, and I finally tried out Alligator.
past the first album Weezer just don't do anything for me, it's so so odd... Island In the Sun aside perhaps but even so... maybe it was Rivers' leg brace that put me off them?
Everclear should be on the list. So Much For The Afterglow is mostly a brilliant record, but having bought Sparkle and Fade and World of Noise recently I can see it may have been a one-off which is sad.
I'm going to put this right though and have a listen to Hot Shots II.