I've got a fair few suggestions for this but I'm interested to hear other peoples' suggestions.
a classic anyway, but add 'Asleep' (a b side from the same period) and it's the best album ever.
Though I'm not a huge fan of Never Had No One Ever.
Fucking awesome, totally comprehensive document of a criminally overlooked band (before Ure turned them to shit), but where the HELL is I Can't Stay Long
well if so the one that springs to mind is
Blur / Modern Life Is Rubbish. take Turn It Up off and add
Young And Lovely instead and et voila you haz masterpiece.
supposedly but they thought it was too much like Tender so they booted it to the B side. Black Book seems to have been forgotten about completely, should have at least been on that MidLife compilation.
in that it's fifty zillion times better
this enough! i remeber going to see them at reading festival in the late 90's and they came on with a version of tender that seemed to last about 20 mins. it killed that song for me there and then. hated it ever since.
onto King of Limbs?
So joke's on you.
Kid A > OKC > The Bends > In Rainbows = Devil Without A Cause = Kid Rock = Born Free > HTTT > The King Of Limbs = Amnesiac > Pablo Honey = The Polyfuze Method > Rock 'n' Roll Jesus = Early Mornin' Stoned Pimp > Grits Sandwiches For Breakfast
Admittedly I'm using AllMusic's ratings for this but they tend to have really good reviews, why don't people care about what AllMusic think of an album rather than Pitchfork?
just as good as Amnesiac are silly.
The Butcher > Bloom > The Daily Mail > MMMP > Little By Little > Feral > Staircase > Lotus Flower > Codex > GUTG > Supercollider > Separator
it might be better without supercollider though.
Remove Trying Not To Think About Time and Stupid And Shallow from The Futureheads, and add Area.
Much of the In Rainbows bonus disc 2 is fantastic. Bangers and Mash could have gone on side 2 of the official album, surely.
We figured that they probably felt it was that or Bodysnatchers for the no. 2 spot on the album; they're probably a little too similar in sound and spirit to have both. Even if I'm completely wrong I like having these little theories...
Another one: I think OK Computer could have benefitted from Polyethelene - what a massive tune. Clearly more Bends-esque though.
as an album opener. but then 15 step is a good opener too. I can see why they had trouble fitting them in to be fair.
and then they put The Tourist on instead. That first minute of Polyethylene is amongst the best things they have done
It's way more desperate, edgy and psychedelic. OKC is a bit ponderous and pandering by comparison, despite having 4, maybe 5 amazing tracks (first three, Climbing Up The Walls, second half of Let Down, ohhh maybe Karma Police too if I'm feeling charitable)
since Hail To The Thief was them just shoving everything on there, and being a bit messy as a result
sgt pepper - add penny lane and strawberry fields
revolver - add rain
nevermind - add aneurysm
In Utero wouldn't it? Great song
...and you could remove Don't Stop
Playing the previous track backwards is the kind of thing that should be done whilst fannying about stoned in the studio and if you really must release it, make it a b-side. Don't put it in a prime position on your otherwise "classic" album
The single that wasn't on that album and was brilliant. What's it called...
Is the one I'm talking about
I thought Mathletics was good as well.
Am I doing this right?
Take off High and Dry, add Talk Show Host, the tone of the album would be vastly changed for the better
Lovely track, would fit right in.
so add Santa Clara. If we're doing 'remove one add on' take off Green Gloves for it.
Matt Berninger in creepy mode is fine by me
add popscene, remove turn it up.
seems we're all agreed on Turn It Up's crapness!
It's so wasted on that first Best Of album.
add Dead Souls.
On Unknown Pleasures. Not sure you'd have to remove anything- just prop it between Disorder and Day of the Lords- boom! Perfect.
this wholeheartedly, it would make a perfect album even more perfect
Love the album but feel it sags a little in places. Insert WWIWS after My Girls and replace Daily Routine with Graze and I think it would be near perfect.
replaces Videotape with Little by Little. Might need to shuffle the tracklisting a bit.
Videotape is great and Little by Little is so... Bland. There's nothing to it. Probably the worst track on KOL.
but it's worth stressing that I'm not actually much of a Radiohead fan — largely because they persist in producing songs like Videotape (all the songs on Amnesiac, some of the songs on HttT, most of the songs on KoL, etc).
onto Silent Alarm
Maybe 4 Minute Warning to close In Rainbows
'Palace Fires' by Jofo seems too good to be a b-side..
but Silent Alarm is so good as it is that I wouldn't want to mess with it by adding another song.
By blatantly falsifying the tags, B-sides/remixes etc become 'bonus tracks' on their respective albums. It saves me having ten or so 'albums' with only a track or two on half, and means I hear the leftovers when the album's on shuffle. It may not be exactly what the artist intended, but it's my MP3 player and I'll do what I like, thanks.
For instance, Deftones' self-titled runs tracks 1-11 as normal, then:
12. Lovers (B-side to Hexagram)
13. Sinatra (Helmet cover, B-side to Minerva)
14. Sleep Walk (Santo & Johnny cover, B-side to Minerva)
Lovers was the working title for the album, and it's a great tune. That's the one that should really be in the tracklist, probably between Lucky You and Bloody Cape. It gives the album just a bit more oomph, especially in the slower back half.
Replacing 'Crazy Beat' with 'Money makes us Crazy', they both have crazy in the title, you wouldn't even have to edit the text on the artwork that much.
Is that actual record company execs apparently sit around a table and have this discussion in real life... except they always end up getting the result horribly wrong.
See, for example, the US versions of just about anything. Blur's debut -- let's take off Sing and replace it with I Know. And also slip Blue Monday right between sides of Power, Corruption and Lies and tack The Beach at the end.
Doves - Lost Souls (+ Darker)
I saw Interpol twice back in 2004, and both times there were the usual twats in the crowd shouting 'requests' in between songs. What they were shouting was 'Specialist': what they meant was 'I liked this band before everyone else here'. Putting this song on the album would have shut those twats up at least, but it's also great in itself and would make a strong closer.
It's not even their rarest song - surely you'd get more indie points yelling 'Precipitate', '5' or 'PDA (Fukd ID version)'?
Where should 'Specialist' go though?
I've put 'Specialist' in between 'PDA' and 'Say Hello To The Angels' and it works alarmingly well.
I will also say The Cooper Temple Clause - See This Through And Leave (+ Devil Walks In The Sand).
It's a 'bonus track' on the CD, but should've made the main cut.
The Devil Walks In The Sand is awesome
to Cut by The Slits, thus making it even better than it already is.
is that it seems to breath life into albums you haven't felt compelled to listen to in ages.
Just slotting one song in to see how the whole thing sounds makes you excited to listen to the album all over again.
Most of the album remains the same but for the one song but you get a great feeling from it. Well I do anyway.
that if you're a fan of 'Silent Alarm' by Bloc Party it is nothing short of insane not to replace the hideous LP version of 'She's Hearing Voices' with the EP one.
I mean, that was something I did back in the days when I still thought it was heresy to mess with an LP track listing.
i forget their names, but a couple of tracks they played live would have made Takk better too. was it Salka and Rokklagid that didn't make it?
Frengers - 'Wherever' instead of 'Behind The Drapes'.
Replace about half the tracks on there with that tune, and boom, top album.
I quite like this album. It's lighter than Mezzanine, and has some lovely tunes on it. It is a bit slow, though, so it could use a banger.
I Against I is tremendous: stunning backing track, Mos Def on form over the top - the whole thing has a certain swagger that's been lacking from Massive Attack's stuff basically for years.
Replace the god-awful Prayer For England with this, and you're set. Then, you have a solid mid-album run of Special Cases - Butterfly Caught - I Against I. Flows nicely.
We don't need three Sinead O'Connor tunes on here anyhow. Really, one is enough: Special Cases is genuinely great, What Your Soul Sings is okay (for an obvious stab at an Unfinished Sympathy/Protection/Teardrop-type tune), but A Prayer For England makes me wish I didn't speak English when I hear the lyrics.
Risingson came out in 1997, and it appeared on Mezzanine a year later. In fact, I Against I featured as the B-side to Special Cases, so why isn't it on the album? Oh wait: right-click > Get Info > Album: 100th Window, track: 10 >>>>>> oh yes it is.
I would replace all the tracks with any 10 original b-sides from the first nine singles.
Julie Doiron would've sounded amazing on that song.
on the Porcelain Raft debut