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Not nearly as good as Slaughterhouse, sadly.
Never given him a listen...where to start?
Would probably go for either Lemons or Goodbye Bread to start. Singles 2007-2010 is great too.
He's on a proper roll this year as well - both Slaughterhouse and Hair are ace. Haven't heard Twins yet, but given his current hot streak would be surprised if there aren't some jams on there
I don't like picking up singles collections when I'm trying to get into someone. Been recommend 3 separate albums now, who to believe?!
but it's not a 'greatest hits' thing - he basically put out a stack of 7"s on different labels at the same time he was putting out his albums and this just collects them up.
Lemons is basically the best of his earlier 'garage' records, Goodbye Bread is a bit more mellow but has his best songs on. Slaughterhouse is also amazing but not that typical of his usual sound. He said in interviews that he wanted it to be an album of 'evil space rock' and while it's not exactly Monster Magnet, it is a bit of a departure.
Don't know if you listen to tapes at all still, but Burger Records have just issued nearly all of his catalogue on cassette and they're super cheap...
Slaughterhouse is the most cohesive but doesn't really give the best picture of his range, songwriting wise. I'd prob recommend starting there, then going for Melted or Goodbye Bread, which are both ace and a little more varied.
The singles collection is great but a bit rough around the edges and might be a bit overwhelming as a first listen as it's 25-tracks long. It's not really a greatest hits, he is just really prolific and its a sensible way of getting all his 7" output over the last few years in one place.
RE: Twins, I really like it, but yeah I'd agree it's not as good as Slaughterhouse. I read a (3-star, I think) Guardian review that basically boils down to "if you like him you'll like this, if you don't you won't - more of the same", which I think is fair.
Thanks for your help guys, think I'll start with Slaughterhouse and see how I get on.
It will melt you're brain, and you'll be glad.
Got this baby on double 10". :)
Let's hope so mate!
He should be jaw-droppingly awesome, and somehow he just never quite is.