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Turn on the Bright Lights = Antics > Interpol > Our Love to Admire
No fluff, no numbers. Now you.
Drum's Not Dead > WIXIW > They Were Wrong, So We Drowned > Liars = They Threw Us All In A Trench And Stuck a Monument On Top > Sisterworld.
They Were Wrong>Drums Not Dead>Sisterworld=They Threw Us All In A Trench...>WIXIW>Liars
The new one doesn't do it for me.
TWW > DND > Sisterworld > Liars > WIXIW > Trench
Might be different tomorrow though
But now it's had a chance to settle I find it's the one I come back to the least.
They Were Wrong>Liars>Trench>DND>WIXIW>Sisterworld
DND > TWW > Liars > TTUAIAT > WIXIW > Sisterworld
or TWW > DND > Lairs > TTUAIAT > Sisterworld > WIXIW
or Liars > DND > TTUAIAT > TWW > WIXIW > Sisterworld
basically changes depending on whichever ones I've listened to most recently
drums not dead > sisterworld > wixiw > liars > they were wrong > they threw us all in a trench
Drum's Not Dead > Sisterworld > They Were Wrong > WIXIW > Liars > Trench
Seventh Son of a Seventh Son = Somewhere in Time > Piece of Mind = Powerslave > The Number of the Beast > Brave New World > Iron Maiden > Killers > Dance of Death > Fear of the Dark > A Matter of Life and Death > The Final Frontier > No Prayer For The Dying > The X Factor > Virtual XI
Remain In Light = Fear Of Music > More Songs About Buildings and Food > Speaking In Tongues > '77 > Little Creatures > True Stories > Naked
The King of Limbs > Amnesiac > The Bends > Kid A > OK Computer > In Rainbows > Hail to the Thief > Pablo Honey
It's a Wonderful Life > Good Morning Spider > Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot > Dreamt for Light Years in the Belly of a Mountain
Black Monk Time
In Sides=Brown>Wonky>Middle of Nowhere>Snivilisation>Green>Blue>Altogether
Brown > In Sides > Snivilisation > Wonky > Middle of Nowhere > Green > Altogether > Blue
Brown > The Middle Of Nowhere > In Sides > Snivilisation > Wonky > Green > Blue > The Altogether
Green, Blue and Altogether being the weakest. We can all be friends. We should get together and dance some time!
Revolver > Rubber Soul > The Beatles > A Hard Day's Night > Help! > Please Please Me > Magical Mystery Tour > Beatles For Sale > With The Beatles > Let It Be > Abbey Road > Sgt. Peppers
Chutzpah! > PHUQ > Enless Nameless > Earth Versus > Fishing For Luckies > Wildhearts > Chutzpah! Jnr > Stop Us.... > Must Be Destroyed > Don't Be Happy, Just Worry
Fishing For Luckies and Endless Nameless are totally contrasting and totally fucking brilliant, yay 90's
Earth Vs > Endless Nameless > Fishing For Luckies > PHUQ > Chutzpah! > Must Be Destroyed > Wildhearts
Nobody ever remembers Squeeze. I mean obviously it goes last on the list, but even so.
I still haven't listened to Earth Versus yet
it's like being a massive Oasis fan and never having listened to Definitely Maybe
interesting too that Oasis were touted as saviours of British guitar rock with these fellas around
WL/WH > The Velvet Underground > banana album > VU > Loaded > Squeeze
It's a riffy beast. One of the greatest rock albums most people havent heard
Boxer > Alligator > Sad Songs For Dirty Lovers > High Violet > The National
Gentlemen>Black Love>1965=Congregation>Up in It
Alligator > High Violet > Boxer > Sad Songs For Dirty Lovers > The National
1965 > Congregation
High Violet > Boxer > Alligator > Cherry Tree EP > Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers > The National
Happy Songs > Hardcore Will Never Die > Come On Die Young > Young Team > Mr Beast > Hawk > Rock Action
the appearance of Rock Action at the end there surprised me.
Alligator = Boxer > Sad Songs For Dirty Lovers > High Violet > The National
and my jaw dropped
Young Team > Hardcore > Rock Action > Mr Beast > Happy Songs > Come On Die Young > Hawk
Come on Die Young > Young Team > Hardcore Will Never Die > Rock Action > Mr Beast > Happy Songs > Hawek is Howling
Come on Die Young > Young Team > Hardcore Will Never Die > Rock Action > Hawk is Howling > Mr Beast > Happy Songs
Happy Songs> Rock Action> Young Team> Hardcore> Ten Rapid> CODY> EP+6> Mr Beast> Hawk
Come On Die Young > Happy Songs > Young Team > Rock Action > Hardcore > Mr Beast > Hawk Is Howling
Very hard to pick between the first four though (which is why Government Commissions is so great)
Selected Ambient Works 85–92 > ...I Care Because You Do = Richard D. James Album > Selected Ambient Works Volume II > Drukqs
SAW > I Care > SAW II = Drukqs > RDJ
that I never want to put on. This might be a good time to play it and see where I'm going wrong.
Logon Rock Witch, anyway.
For me, that album's untouchable. 4, Fingerbib, Girl/Boy Song... It's his most tuneful album, but his most abrasive too. Wonderful stuff.
I'd take 26 Mixes, Come To Daddy, Polygon Window, Caustic Window and most of the AFX stuff above that record too. A couple of tracks aside, there's just something about it that doesn't sit right with me. Never understood all the mad love it gets. Guess that's the joy of the guy's back catalogue though.
The Decline Of British Sea Power > Open Season > Do You Like Rock Music? > Valhalla Dancehall
Valhalla Dancehall is better than DYLRM
Be Here Now > Definitely Maybe > What's the Story (Morning Glory)? > Don't Believe the Truth > Standing on the Shoulder of Giants > Heathen Chemistry > Dig Out Your Soul.
wasn't on Dig Out Your Soul. It was about the same time, but I think it only made it onto Stop The Clocks and some live DVD they did of the same name.
except I'd swap DOYS and SOTSOG
I still believe that if 2 minutes had been cut from every track on Be Here Now it would be regarded as Oasis's best CD
What's the Story (Morning Glory)? > Definitely Maybe > Be Here Now > Dig Out Your Soul > Heathen Chemistry > Standing on the Shoulder of Giants > Don't Belive the Truth
Shear Heart Attack > Jazz > Queen 2 > Innuendo > A Night At The Opera > Queen 1 > A Kind Of Magic > A Day At The Races > News Of The World > Works > Miracle > Game > Hot Space > Flash > Made In Heaven
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot > A Ghost is Born > Being There > Summerteeth > Sky Blue Sky > The Whole Love > Wilco > AM
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot > A Ghost Is Born > Summerteeth=Being There > The Whole Love > Sky Blue Sky > A.M. > Wilco
For today, anyway. Excluding the live album and the Mermaid Avenue albums.
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot > Summerteeth > A Ghost Is Born > AM > Being There > The Whole Love > Wilco (The Album) > Sky Blue Sky.
We're pretty close to agreeing, anyway. Other than you putting AM at the bottom (give it another listen, it's worth it). I could easily put Ghost and Being There equal to Summerteeth, depending on what day it is.
Versus > Yield > Ten > Vitology > Pearl Jam > Riot Act > Backspacer > No Code > Binaural
Vs > Vitalogy > Yield > No Code > Ten > Pearl Jam > Riot Act > Backspacer > Binaural
VItalogy > Ten > No Code > Vs > Yield > Riot Act > Pearl Jam > Binaural >>> Backspacer
Hello Sadness > Romance is Boring > Hold On Now, Youngster > We Are Beautiful, We Are Doomed
Up > Automatic for the People > Reveal > Monster > New Adventures in Hifi > Murmur > Out of Time > Green > Lifes Rich Pageant > Collapse Into Now > Accelerate > Fables of the Reconstruction > Around the Sun > Document > Reckoning
Life's Rich Pagaent, Murmur, Document, Fables, Green, Reckoning, Out of Time....all the rest (gave up after hearing Monster)
Two of their best albums!
Lifes Rich Pageant > Fables > Automatic > Hi-Fi > Reckoning > Up > Monster > Murmur > Out of Time > Document > Green > Accelerate > Collapse Into Now > Around The Sun
probably just after Accelerate
Murmur>Reckoning>Automatic=Green>Document>Life's Rich Pageant>Fables of the Reconstruction=New Adventures in Hi-Fi>Monster>Up>Out of Time>Reveal>Accelerate=Collapse Into Now>Around the Sun
Disintegration > Wish > Faith > The Head on the Door > Pornography > Seventeen Seconds > Bloodflowers > Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me > Three Imaginary Boys > The Top > The Cure > 4:13 Dream > Wild Mood Swings
*Disintegration > Wish = Faith = The Head on the Door = Pornography = Seventeen Seconds > Bloodflowers = Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me = Three Imaginary Boys > The Top > The Cure = 4:13 Dream = Wild Mood Swings
Pornography > The Top > Seventeen Seconds > Faith > Disintegration > Three Imaginary Boys > KMKMKM > Bloodflowers > Wish > The Head On The Door > The Cure > Wild Mood Swings > 4.13 Dream
Lifes Rich Pageant > Chronic Town EP > > New Adventures In Hi-Fi > Murmur > Monster > Green > Out Of Time > Up > Automatic For The People > Reckoning > Fables Of The Reconstruction > Document > Accelerate > Collapse Into Now > Reveal > Around The Sun
Untitled > Amber > Tri Repetae > Quaristice > Incunabula > Oversteps > Chiastic Slide > Confield = Draft 7.30 > LP5
Autechre's early stuff does very, very little for me, then they went incredible. Untilted is probably my number 3, they had it fucking sussed for a few years.
Achtung Baby > The Unforgettable Fire > War > Pop > Zooropa > Boy > All That You Can't Leave Behind > Rattle & Hum > The Joshua Tree > October > How To Dismantle... > No Line On The Horizon
Tri Repetae ++ > Incunabula > Amber > Confield > Draft 7.30 > LP5 > Untitled > Chiastic Slide > Oversteps > Quaristice
Tri Repetae > Amber > Chiastic Slide > Incunabula > LP5 > Untilted > Quaristice > Oversteps > Draft 7.30 > Confield
Incunabula is my fave Ae album by far.
But it`s a bit samey and less unique sounding than later albums.
Hup > Never Loved Elvis > The Eight Legged Groove Machine > Construction for the Modern Idiot > Escape From Rubbish Island > Suspended by Stars
but the important thing is the first 3=ace.
Mellon Collie = Siamese Dream > Gish > Machina II > Adore > Machina > Oceania > Zeitgeist > Teargarden by Kaleidyscope
Mellon Collie disc 2? Are you mental?
Doesn't really do them justice though, given the amount of amazing b-sides and non-album tracks...
one chord to another > navy blues > between the bridges > never hear the end of it > parallel play > 4 nights at the palais > the double cross > twice removed > action pact > smeared > pretty together
30 Something > 1992- The Love Album > 101 Damnations > Post Historic Monsters > Worry Bomb (never heard any other albums by them)
it's all subjective anyway.
Paul's Boutique > Check Your Head > Hello Nasty > Ill Communication > Hot Sauce Committee pt.2 > Licensed to Ill > To The 5 Boroughs > The Mix Up
Paul's Boutique > Licensed to Ill > Check Your Head = Ill Communication > Hello Nasty > Hot Sauce Committee pt.2 > To The 5 Boroughs
Head>Boutique>Hello Nasty>Ill Communication>Licensed>"the other two"
A Story In White = Sleep & Release = Seclusion = My Heart Has a Wish That You Would Not Go
This is This>Box Frenzy>Dos Dedos>Cure for Sanity>Looks or the Lifestyle
not even including the last one.
Honey's Dead > Psychocandy > Darklands > Automatic > Munki > Stoned & Dethroned
Release some new stuff you scotch bastards...
Automatic > Honey's Dead > Psychocandy > Darklands > Munki > Stoned and Dethroned
Psychocandy >>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Barbed Wire Kisses (if it counts) > Automatic > Darklands > Honey's Dead > Munki > Stoned and Dethroned
Totally contrary to the critics but absolutely spot on.
Psychocandy >>>>>> Honey's Dead > Automatic > Darklands > Barbed Wire Kisses > Stoned and Dethroned (not heard Munki). But really, other than having Psychocandy first and Stoned and Dethroned last, everything else is pretty much equal.
California, Engine, United Kingdom, Everclear, Mercury, San Francisco, Love Songs for Patriots, Restless Stranger, The Golden Age
Leaves Me Blind = Dream It Down > Get To Notice = Ways T'Burn > Rushall Station > Cold Feeling > Mallboy
Moving Pictures, 2112, Permanent Waves, Signals, Hemispheres, Rush, Farewell to Kings, Fly by Night, Grace Under Pressure, Caress of Steel, Power Windows, Hold Your Fire....the other ones.
Brighten The Corners > Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain > Wowee Zowee > Slanted & Enchanted > Terror Twilight
but they're all amazing albums it's hard to justify putting one over the other.
Slanted & Enchanted=Crooked Rain>Brighten The Corners=Wowee Zowie>Terror Twilight
never could quite get on board with WZ's "eccentricity"
Brighten The Corners = Slanted & Enchanted > Wowee Zowee > Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain > Terror Twilight
S&E > WBSAM > WZ > BTC > CRCR > TT
Loveless > Isn't Anything > You Made Me Realise EP > Tremolo EP > Glider EP > Ecstasy and Wine
Dig Your Own Hole>Further>Surrender>Come With Us>Exit Planet Dust>Push the Button>We Are the Night
Pretty Hate Machine > The Downward Spiral = The Slip = With Teeth > Broken = Year Zero > The Fragile (Left) > The Fragile (Right)
Downward Spiral>Broken=Pretty Hate Machine>With Teeth>Year Zero>The Fragile>The Slip
if I may be so bold
and I can accept the fiddling about with PMH, DS, and WT, since I love them all virtually equally, but why people can't seem to get behind The Slip is beyond me.
Time > Face The Music > A New World Record > Out of the Blue > Elderado > Secret Messages > On The Third Day > Discovery > Balance of Power
(Haven't heard the others)
but to say Discovery was the first album i bought. 1979 I think.
Lost Souls > The Last Broadcast > Kingdom of Rust > Some Cities > Lost Sides
Lateralus > Aenima > Undertow > 10000 Days > Salival > Opiate
ill split the difference...
The Mysterious Production of Eggs > Armchair Apocrypha > The Swimming Hour > Noble Beast > Break It Yourself > Weather Systems
but I can't see how Armchair wouldn't be out miles ahead for me
Goodbye Enemy Airship The Landlord is Dead, Do Make Say Think, & Yet & Yet, You You're a History in Rust, Winter Hymn Country Hymn Secret Hymn, Other Truths
Purple Rain > Around the World in a Day > The Symbol Album > Lovesexy > Sign 'O' The Times > Parade > 1999 > The Black Album > The Gold Experience > Controversy > 20ten > the rest I haven't heard.
You should really check out 3121, Planet Earth and Lotusflow3r - despite what you may have heard, they're all really solid albums.
Badmotorfinger > Superunknown > Down On The Upside > Louder Than Love > Telephantasm > Live On I-5 > Screaming Life/Fopp > Ultramega OK
and that's my list
Sonic Youth too.
Sister > Daydream Nation > Goo > EVOL > Murray Street > Dirty > Bad Moon Rising = Confusion Is Sex > Sonic Youth > The Eternal = Rather Ripped > Washing Machine > Sonic Nurse > Experimental Jet Set > A Thousand Leaves > The White(y) Album > NYC Ghosts and Flowers
That's my opinion anyway - I haven't included The Silver Sessions or any of the SYR recordings.
one of their worst in my book
and i think you've got a winner
Holy Bible > Everything Must Go > Generation Terrorists > This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours > Lifeblood > Send Away the Tigers > Journal For Plague Lovers > Gold Against the Soul > Know Your Enemy > Postcards From A Young Man
but it's still an amazing album. I don't understand the hate it gets on these boards.
And I was an obsessive Manics fan for years.
THB > EMG > GATS > GT > Lifeblood > JFPL > SATT > TIMT > KYE > PFAYM
The Holy Bible, Journal for Plague Lovers, Everything Must Go, Generation Terrorists, Know Your Enemy, Gold Against the Soul, Send Away the Tigers, Postcards from A Young Man, Lifeblood, This is My Truth...
Still a pretty fucking phenomenal list of albums whatever way you cut it...
Tranzophobia>Terribly Sorry Bob>Magic Bullets>Who Cares Wins>Sebastopol Rd>Soulscraper
Vespertine > Homogenic > Post > Debut > Biophilia > Medula > Volta
Can't be too many artists with a run of four albums like Debut - Vespertine.
All amazing, but each one better than the last! Went a steeply down hill after that. I remember listening to Medulla over and over waiting for it to come good - it never did :o(
Zen Arcade, New Day Rising, Warehouse Songs and Stories, Flip Your Wig, Candy Apple Grey, Metal Circus, Everything Falls Apart
Slow Riot for New Zero Kanada > f#a#? > Lift Your Skinny Fists = 'Alleujah! Don't Bend! Ascend! > Yanqui U.X.O.
I mean, I love Rockets Fall on Rocket Falls, sure... but meh.
Don't get the hate.
(I'm trying to do BoC but can't place the EPs)
particuarly part 2, gosh
yet i rate "rockets fall on rocket falls" up with there absolute best output....
skinny fists > yanqui u.x.o. > slow riot > allelujah! > F#A#
The Devil and God are raging inside me > Deja Entendu > Your Favorite Weapon > Daisy
you listen to a lot of carly rae jensen. I don't trust you.
you should probably check out your own bed sheets first.
haven't changed them in about 2 months, i'll change them this weekend.
to agree with this completely.
but Daisy > still most other albums ever
Rings Around the World>Radiator>Guerilla>Love Kraft>Hey Venus>Fuzzy Logic>Phantom Power>Dark Days, Light Years
I've missed off Mwng - between Fuzzy Logic and Phantom Power.
this, I think, but I can never make my mind up
but I'd have Mwng second! and Hey Venus last. and everything else kinda equal
I get bonus points for including Mwng - YOU RACIST!
Futures = Static Prevails > Clarity > Bleed American > Invented > Chase This Light
Bandwagonesque > Grand Prix > Songs from Northern Britain > Shadows > Howdy! > A Catholic Education > Thirteen > Man Made > The King
Frigid Stars, Barely Real, White Birch
Brief but stunning.
Jilted Generation>Fat of the Land=Always Outnumbered>Experience>Invaders Must Die
Jilted Generation > Experience > Fat of the Land > Invaders > Always Outnumbered
nah, I was just fucking with you
Garbage > Bleed Like Me > Version 2.0 > BeautifulGarbage > Not Your Kind of People
PS: Not Your Kind of People is clearly better than Bleed Like Me & beautifulgarbage
No it's not. It's clearly better than all the others, bar the debut.
I Am a Bird Now > Cut the World > Self Titled > The Crying Light > I Fell in Love with a Dead Boy EP > The Lake EP > Swanlights
Deloused in the Comatorium > Amputechture > France the Mute > Noctourniquet > Bedlam in Goliath > Octahedron
Frances > Amp > Noc = DitC = Bedlam >>> Octahedron
I totally don't understand Frances so low...
I'd bump Octahedron up at least one place though.
Electro-Shock Blues > Beautiful Freak > Tomorrow Morning > Daisies Of The Galaxy > End Times > Shootenanny > Souljacker > Hombre Loco > Blinking Lights and Other Revelations
I thought my Eels list was controversial
I thought mine might be, actually. And I'm still not even sure if I agree with it. Eels are a hard band to do this for. I definitely see where you're coming from with some of your rankings, which makes me question mine even more.
How even what?
Electro-Shock > Souljacker > Hombre Lobo > Shootenanny > Blinking Lights > Daisies > End Times > Tomorrow Morning > Beautiful Freak
I seem to remember it sounding a bit AMERICAN ALT-ROCK for my liking, but I could well be wrong there. Should give it another go really.
Electro-Shock Blues > Beautiful Freak = End Times > Daisies Of The Galaxy > Blinking Lights > Shootenanny! > Souljacker > Hombre Lobo > Tomorrow Morning
Shootnanny >Blinking Lights >Souljacker >Tomorrow Morning > Electro Shock > Beautiful freak > Daisies > End Times > Hombre Lobo
Mezzanine > Blue Lines = Protection > Heligoland > 100th Window
The Trials of Van Occupanter > The Courage of Others > Bamnan and Slivercork
<3 them all though
Raw Power > Fun House > The Stooges >>>>> The Weirdness
and then replace weirdness with metallic ko?
Born Into Trouble As The Sparks Fly Upward > He Has Left Us Alone but Shafts of Light Sometimes Grace the Corner of Our Rooms… > "This Is Our Punk-Rock," Thee Rusted Satellites Gather + Sing, > 13 Blues For Thirteen Moons > Horses In The Sky > Pretty Little Lighning Paw > Kollaps Tradixionales
He Has Left Us Alone > 13 Blues > Born Into Trouble > Kollaps Tradixionales > This Is Our Punk Rock > Pretty Little Lightning Paw
He Has Left Us Alone > Born Into Trouble > 13 Blues > Horses in the sky > Kollaps
the fall of math > one time for all time > the destruction of small ideas = we were exploding anyway
and the glass-handed kites = frengers > no more stories > a triumph for man > half the world is watching me > the best of the beatles
There Is Love In You > Rounds = Pink > Pause > Dialogue > Everything Ecstatic
Trans Canada Highway = Music Has the Right to Children > In a Beautiful Place Out in the Country = Geogaddi > Twoism = Hi Scores > The Campfire Headphase
In a Beautiful place out in the country > Music has the right to children > The campfire headphase > Hi scores > Twoism > Geogaddi
lowlife > technique > p,c & l > brotherhood > movement > republic > get ready > wftsc
technique > power, corruption & lies > low-life > brotherhood > republic > movement > get ready > waiting for the sirens call
... although substance >>> anything else, obviously.
Hi Scores = Music Has the Right to Children = In a Beautiful Place Out in the Country > The Campfire Headphase > Twoism > Trans Canada Highway > Geogaddi
check your head > ill communication > paul's boutique = hello nasty > the mix up > to the five boroughs > hscp2 > >>>>> licensed to ill
probably only The Shipment has heard them all enough times to pass qualified comment
Swim > Up In Flames > Andorra > Start Breaking My Heart > The Milk of Human Kindness
Daisies of the galaxy > Electro-shock blues > Hombre Lobo > Shootenanny > Blinking Lights > Souljacker > End Times > Beautiful Freak > Tomorrow Morning
There is a big gap in quality between the 7th and 8th albums on that list. Daisies gets top spot because it's a little easier to play regularly than electro-shock.
Tindersticks 1 > The Something Rain > Tindersticks 2 > Falling Down a Mountain > Simple Pleasure > The Hungry Saw > Curtains > Waiting For The Moon > Can Our Love
I know no one will agree with me. Curtains is massively overrated. Their three albums prior to The Something Rain are all underrated.
... not overrated for me.
Eponymous > Third > Roseland NYC > Dummy
the love for the self-titled one- I can't sit through it.
Third > Dummy > Portishead
bad moon rising = evol > sister = murray street > confusion is sex = e js, t a n s > washing machine = sonic youth> daydream nation > a thousand leaves = nyc ghosts and flowers > dirty> sonic nurse > rather ripped> goo> the eternal
after that not really
even though it's not a studio album
with this until everyone starts putting Washing Machine at the tope of their list.
Anything else is madness.
and thats only one song
definitely one of their worst albums I think
I'm surprised at the lack of love for Washing Machine.
I posted my SY list higher up. I'm surprised people like Experimental Jet Set so much.
Not listened to Lost Songs enough to place it
I'd put The Life Pursuit slightly ahead of DCW though- and Tigermilk above Sinister.
Sister = Daydream Nation > Goo > Confusion is Sex = Dirty > Murray St. > Evol = Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star > A Thousand Leaves = Sonic Nurse > Washing Machine = NYC Ghosts & Flowers > Sonic Youth > Bad Moon Rising > Rather Ripped > The Eternal
... I guess.
Ágætis Byrjun = ( ) > Takk... > Með Suð I Eyrum Við Spilum Endalaust > Valtari > Von
( ) > AB > Von > Takk > Med Sud > Valtari
because I'm seeing them in Reykjavik next week. Oh yes!
( ) > Ágætis Byrjun > Takk... > Með Suð I Eyrum Við Spilum Endalaust > Valtari > Von
also Heima > Inni
No EPs/live albums, this is a proper list.
worst doesn't mean it's bad. Just not as good as the others.
Valtari's a grower and needs to be listened to on a decent stereo. For that reason it may end up being between Takk and Með Suð.
3..6..9 Seconds of Light > Tigermilk > Fold Your Hands Child > If You're Feeling Sinister > The Boy With The Arab Strap > Dear Catastrophe Waitress > This is Just A Modern Rock Song > Lazy Line Painter Jane > Legal Man > The Life Pursuit > Dog On Wheels > Jonathan David > BBC Sessions > Storytelling > Books > Write About Love
why is it you prefer fold your hands to sinister or arab strap?
rated R>Songs for the Deaf>QOTSA>Era Vulgaris>Lullabies
QOTSA > Songs for the Deaf = Rated R > Era Vulgaris > Lullabies
yeah that's right
Rated R> QOTSA> Songs for the Deaf> Lullabies> Era Vulgaris
in your top 3
Dopes To Infinity > Superjudge > God Says No > Spine Of God > Monolithic Baby > Powertrip > Mastermind > Tab > 4 Way Diablo
Monolithic Baby over Powertrip?!?
I'd go: Dopes to Infinity > Superjudge> Spine of God > Powertrip > Tab > God Says No > Monolithic Baby > Mastermind > 4 Way Diablo
Melt, God Says No, Gravity Well, My Little Friend and Cry are amongst my favourites. Spine has Sins..., Medicine, Spine Of God which are all crackers, but GSN just edges it,
MB has so much good stuff too, though Powertrip has my 2 faves (Temple Of Your Dreams and of course Space Lord). There are some other fine songs on Powertrip (Crop,Power Trip, Bummer, Tractor) but MB has more great songs for me.
but have you checked out the self-titled EP and their first two cassette demos (We're Stoned, What Are You Going To Do About It and Forget About Life, I'm High On Dope)? Best MM I've heard.
not heard the rest, and I'm not really a huge fan of anything after Superjudge in this list
The Earth... > Those Who Tell... > All of a Sudden... > Take Care > How Strange, Innocence
BRMC > Howl > Take Them On On Your Own > Baby 81 > Beat The Devil's Tattoo > Effects OF 333
13 > Parklife > Blur > Think Tank > MLIR > The Great Escape > Leisure
Odelay > Mellow Gold > Mutations > Modern Guilt > One Foot in the Grave > Sea Change > Midnite Vultures > Guero > The Information
Stereopathetic Soul Manure at the worst end.
...Ray > Come On & Feel... > Lovey > Car Button Cloth > Creator = Lick > Eat Your Friends > The Lemonheads
Ray>The Lemonheads>Come on Feel>Car button Cloth>Lovey=Lick> not heard the other two
White Blood Cells > The White Stripes = De Stijl > Elephant > Icky Thump > Get Behind Me Satan
Elephant>White Blood Cells>Icky Thump>De Stijl>Get Behind Me Satan>The White Stripes
I've never gotten the fuss over elephant, especially coming after WBC. Two e.gs - 'There's no home for you' is a rip off but not as good as 'Dead Leaves & Dirty Ground'. Also 'Well it's true that we love one another' is their worst song by far.
Master of Puppets > Ride the Lightning > ...And Justice for All > Kill 'Em All > The Black Album > Load > Death Magnetic > Reload > St. Anger
The Lonesome Crowded West > Good News For People Who Love Bad News > The Moon & Antarctica > Building Nothing Out Of Something > This Is A Long Drive For Someone With Nothing To Think About > We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank > Sad Sappy Sucker
Totally different from any MM list I've ever done before, but i genuinely think Building is their strongest collection of songs - M&A and LCW obvious have better overall themes and stories but right now I'm feeling the consistency of Building.
Lonesome... > Moon & Antarctica > Building Nothing... > Everywhere and His Nasty Parlour Tricks > Sad Sappy Sucker = The Fruit That Ate Itself > Long Drive... = Good News... > We Were Dead...
Really it's more like M&A=LCW > Building
YHF > Summerteeth > ...Ghost... > Whole Love > Being There > Sky Blue Sky > Wilco > AM
Sister > Evol > Daydream Nation > Goo > Washing Machine > Murray St > Rather Ripped > Experimental Jet Set... > Bad Mood Rising > Dirty > Confusion... > NYC Ghosts... = The Eternal = Sonic Youth
i really need to get Sonic Nurse.
Bossanova > Come on Pilgrim > Doolittle > Surfer Rosa > Trompe Le Monde
Surfer Rosa > Doolittle > Come on Pilgrim > Trompe Le Monde > Bossanova
Surfer Rosa = Doolittle > Come on Pilgrim > Bossanova > Trompe Le Monde
surfer rosa > doolittle > come on pilgrim >> bossanova >>>>>>> trompe le monde
Surfer Rosa > Come On Pilgrim > Doolittle > Trompe Le Monde > Bossanova
I think. Very little distance between each.
sr/cop > tlm > d > b
-whichever one I am listening to is the best. Took me ages to get Trompe Le Monde but probably the one I listen to most now.
Age of Adz > All Delighted People EP > Seven Swans = Illinois > Michigan > A Sun Came
Haven't included Enjoy your Rabbit or BQE cos I've never got all the way through them, and not sure if Avalanche or Songs for Christmas count.
Age of Adz > Illinois > Michigan > Seven Swans > Enjoy Your Rabbit > A Sun Came
Fear of a Black Planet > It Takes a Nation of Millions > Yo! Bum Rush the Show > Greatest Misses (if it counts) > Apocalypse 91 > Muse Sick > all the others
Landing Gear > Waitin to Inhale > Just Tryin ta Live > Suite 420 > To tha X-treme > Gotta Be Me > The Dude > any I forgot
Levitate > The Unutterable > Hex Enduction Hour > Your Future, Our Clutter > Bend Sinister
*promises to listen to the early ones a bit more*
Hex Enduction Hour > This Nation's Saving Grace > Dragnet > Live At The Witch Trials > Perverted By Language
Perverted By Language ahead of Bend Sinister, easily, and ahead of YFOC too. almost ahead of HEH. but not.
Red Medicine > Repeater > 13 Songs > Instrument Soundtrack > In on the Kill Taker > End Hits > The Argument > Steady Diet Of Nothing
the argument = end hits > repeater = red medicine > killtaker > 13 songs = steady diet
was their first album I got. To this day I think it's a masterpiece from beginning to end. (could prattle on about it all day). I always thought EH sounded a bit like Pearl Jam which put me off. Agreed low placing for Steady Diet, though, I kinda just wait for KYEO which is boss. All their recs are uniquely brilliant though :)
there's not much in it though
Tonight’s The Night>On The Beach>Zuma>After the Goldrush>Rust Never Sleeps>Everybody Know’s This is Nowhere>Harvest>Sleeps With Angels>Time Fades Away>Ragged Glory>Unplugged>Neil Young>Comes A Time> Le Noise> Freedom>Trans>Silver & Gold>Chrome Dreams II>Greendale>Harvest Moon>American Star’s’n’Bars>Are You Passionate>Living With War>Everybody’s Rockin’>Fork in the Road>Mirrorball>This Note’s For You>Prairie Wind>Broken Arrow>Landing on Water>Life
Haven't listened to Hawks and Doves, Re-ac-Tor and Old Ways (or Americana) to list them (but they'd be low...)
Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere > After The Goldrush > Harvest > On The Beach > Zuma > Tonight's The Night > Rust Never Sleeps > Sleeps With Angels > Harvest Moon > Ragged Glory
Beach Head = On Patrol > Heavy Deeds > The Inner Treaty > Ancient Romans
Doesn't really matter about the order though - all of them are resplendant
Rain Dogs > Swordfishtrombones > Bone Machine > Small Change > Bad As Me > Frank's Wild Years > Blue Valentine > Closing Time > Heartattack & Vine > Real Gone > Mule Variations > Alice > The Black Rider > Blood Money > Foreign Affairs > In The Heart of Saturday Night.
(tricky since the middle bank are all very close in their four star quality. really just depends on mood).
is the best though, even if it doesn't count on this list
Franks Wild Years > Swordfishtrombones > Rain Dogs > Bone Machine > Blue Valentine > Small Change > The Black Rider > Mule Variations > Alice > Blood Money > Heartattack & Vine > Closing Time > Real Gone > The Heart Of Saturday Night > Foreign Affairs > Nighthawks At The Diner
Black Sheep Boy > Stage Names = Down the River > Stand Ins > I am Very Far = Don't fall in Love
Black Sheep Boy > Down The River of Golden Dreams > Stage Names > Stand Ins > I Am Very Far > Don't Fall In Love With Everyone You See
Black Sheep Boy > DTROGD = I Am Very Far > The Stage Names > The Stand Ins > DFILWEYS
Asleep In The Back > Cast Of Thousands > Leaders of The Free World = The Seldom Seen Kid >>>>>>>>>> Build A Rocket Boys
although the last 3 all ahve a song or 2 that i'd rather they didn't
I like every song on it but it doesn't click together. Would've been better as 2 EPs imo.
Hats > A Walk Across the Rooftops > High > Peace at Last
This is my order, and I suspect this is the general agreement. Do any fans want to offer something different?
The Closer You Get > Six.BySeven 04 > If Symptoms Persist, Kill Your Doctor > Left Luggage At The Peverel Hotel > The Things We Make > Artists Cannibals Poets Thieves > Club Sandwich At The Peverel Hotel > The Way I Feel Today
But TWIFToday? Last? Dear me...
but fah me ya know it doesn't really gel into a consistent listening experience, and the average song-quality isn't up with their usual brilliance
04 is one of the most astonishingly-recorded albums I've ever heard. What people say The Stooges sound like - pure, swaggering rock and roll, coming in waves rather than chugs, with a bit of Krautrock and a bit of floaty existential dronesurfing. Amazing. Very nearly put it first but TCYG's songwriting and variety swayed it.
Pwn <3s > Still Life > Godbluff > The Least We Can Do Is Wave To Each Other > The Quiet Zone/The Pleasure Dome > A Grounding In Numbers > H to He Who Am The Only One > World Record > Present > Trisector > The Aerosol Grey Machine
MPP > Feels > Strawberry Jam > Spirit They're Gone, Spirit They've Vanished > Sung Tongs > Centipede Hz > Campfire Songs > Here Comes the Indian > Danse Manatee
MPP = Sung tongs > Strawberry Jam = Feels > Spirit they've gone > Centipede > Here comes the Indian > Campfire Songs > Danse manatee
Merriweather Post Pavilion > Sung Tongs > Feels > Spirit They've Gone, Spirit They've Vanished > Centipede Hz > Campfire Songs > Strawberry Jam > Here Comes The Indian > Danse Manatee
that littlebirds and I have done in various (usually hip-hop) threads.
you knew this was coming
Sing To God > (Pony, if it counts) > Guns > Heaven Born And Ever Bright > On Land And In The Sea > ALMAHATWWW > The Seaside > early fumblings
Tim Smith's Extra Special OceanLandWorld would probably be above Guns if I ever found the whole thing rather than incredible and tantalising Youtube clips
really do think they improved in the 90's too, which isn't the most popular opinion, but this is bearing in mind I regard the 80's stuff as already godhead
Though it's more of a collection i suppose
That said: Sing to God > On Land and In the Sea > Guns > Heaven Born... > Songs for Ships and irons > A Little Man... > The Seaside
I'm in agreement that the 90s stuff is even better (just) but On Land... has an incredible run of songs from Fast Robert onwards
The Runners Four > Apple O' > Friend Opportunity > Offend Maggie > Breakup Song > Reveille > Milk Man > Green Cosmos > Deerhoof vs. Evil > The Man, The King, The Girl > Holdypaws = Halfbird
Apple O' > Reveille > Friend Opportunity > The Runners Four > Breakup Song > Green Cosmos = Milk Man > Offend Maggie > Deerhoof vs Evil > Holdypaws. Agree that Breakup Song rates favourably in their canon.
I'm sorry I just can't I'm sorry
Picaresque > Her Majesty > The King Is Dead > The Crane Wife > Castaways And Cutouts > The Hazards Of Love
Picaresque > The Crane Wife > Her Majesty > The King Is Dead > Castaways and Cutouts > The Hazards of Love
Shields > Yellow House > Veckatimest > Horn Of Plenty
Oceanic > Panopticon > Wavering Radiant > In The Absence Of Truth > Celestial
Panopticon > Oceanic = Wavering Radiant > Celestial > In the Abscence of Truth
Everything Into Position > Effloresce > Music For Nurses > Frames > Home And Minor > Self Preserved...
tbh there's no significant difference between the top 4, and then the last album was just a bit crap (apart from the first 2 tracks and It's My Tail, which would have made an incredible mini-EP)
the last album had it's moments for sure but on the whole was awfully disappointing.
Infinity Land> Blackened Skies> Vertigo of Bliss> Only Revolutions> Puzzle
Not sure if I should count Revolutions Live, Lonely Revolutions or Missing Pieces
Vertigo Of Bliss > Blackened Sky > Puzzle > Infinity Land > Only Revolutions
Vertigo of Bliss > Infinity Land > Blackened Sky > Puzzle > Only Revolutions
The Flowers of Romance> Metal Box> First Edition> Paris au Printemps> Plastic Box> Album> Happy> This is PiL> 9> Treatest Hits> This is What You Want...> That What is Not> Live in Tokyo
I love the album but putting above Metal Box is madness. madness!
Metal Box is truly amazing, but there is not ONE song on FoR that I don't like...it was a bit more accessible to me when it first came out (THEN I started to 'get' Metal Box...)
I seem to like a band's 3rd album the best with the first album I ever heard by them coming in 2nd. Not sure if that's true with other bands.....
Philophobia > Monday at the hug and pint = Mad for sadness > The red thread > Philophobia > The last romance > Cunted circus > The week never starts round here
I've excluded Ten years of years as it's sorta a Best of.
That second Philophobia was supposed to be Elephant Shoe.
I'VE RUINED EVERYTHING
Monday At the Hug & Pint> Philophobia > The Last Romance > Mad For Sadness > The Red Thread > The Week Never Starts Around Here > Elephant Shoe
Second toughest in the infants > Dubnobasswithmyheadman > Beaucoup fish >> Oblivion with bells > Everything everything >>> A hundred days off >> Barking
not only much better than second toughest but much better than pretty much any other dance-oriented electronic album you care to name.
These 2 are Rowla and Air Towel. They seem unfinished and go nowhere. Instead Rowla, they could replace it with the amazing Cherry Pie (from Pearl's Girl CD). It's quite similar to Rowla, it has the same beginning, but MUCH BETTER.
Cherry Pie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbyXENGwMqQ
dubnobasswithmyheadman > beaucoup fish > second toughest in the infants > oblivion with bells > a hundred days off > barking
Heartbreaker > Cold Roses > > Love Is Hell > 29 > Strangers Almanac > Jacksonville City Nights > Pneumonia > Gold > Demolition > Ashes & Fire > Rock N Roll > Easy Tiger > Faithless Street > Cardinology > Cardinals III/IV > Orion
Skylarking > English Settlement > Chips From the Chocolate Fireball (i.e. both Dukes of Stratosphear EPs) > Black Sea > Drums & Wires > The Big Express > Mummer > Nonsuch > Wasp Star > Oranges & Lemons > Apple Venus Vol 1 > White Music > Go 2
English Settlement > Black Sea > Nonsuch > Apple Venus vol 1 > Chips from the Chocolate Fireball > Drums and Wires > Go 2 > Skylarking > The Big Express > Wasp Star > Mummer > White Music > Oranges And Lemons
please bear in mind that Nonsuch was my first exposure to the band...
I think you need to give Skylarking more attention. Loses its way a bit, but front-loaded with a hearty fistful of their very best songs.
The first few songs are all *good* but not much really blows me away except the middle-eight of Ballet For A Rainy Day (oh those middle-eights) - the tone is a bit too brief, light and spangly for me. My favourite track on the album and the only one I'd call an XTC favourite of mine is Another Satellite, which is probably the most atypical track on the album, as well as the longest and most slow-burning. Yes I'm mental etc etc
Locust Abortion Technician > Rembrandt Pussyhorse/Cream Corn > piouhgd > Psychic Powerless etc > Independent Worm Saloon > Hairway To Steven > Electric Larryland > daylight > Weird Revolution
Locust Abortion Technician > Hairway to Steven > Psychic Powerless... > Butthole Surfers > Independent Worm Saloon = Electriclarryland > Rembrandt Pussyhorse > Humpty Dumpty LSD > Pioughd > Weird Revolution
Can never understand why everybody rates Piouhgd so low and Hairway To Steven so high. Piouhgd has some dreadful stuff on it but the good tracks, fucking hell, just awesome. HTS on the other hand has an all-time-classic first track, a pretty good last track, and a yawning chasm of utter dreck in between.
I love the unpredictable exploratory vibe on Hairway (and the riffs!). All the songs feel fully realized to me. Piouhgd seems to contain a fair amount of chaff, though, and rehashes of old ideas (Lonesome Bulldog and Something). Listening again now, though, and loving Revolution!
Different Class>We Love Life>This Is Hardcore>His 'n' Hers>Separations
Different Class > His 'n' Hers > We Love Life > This Is Hardcore > Seperations > It > Freaks
His'n'Hers > We Love Life > Different Class > This is Hardcore > Separations > Freaks > It
Different Class> This Is Hardcore > His n' Hers > We Love Life > It > Seperations > Freaks
His 'N' Hers > Masters Of The Universe > PulpIntro > Separations > Different Class > This Is Hardcore > Freaks > We Love Life > It
Silent Alarm > Four > Weekend in the City = Intimacy
but i think in time it'll end up as the number 2 choice, it's a stronger collection of songs I'm sure
to try this with Elvis albums (and I ain't talkin' Costello...) :D
Probably right :D
White Blood Cells > De Stijl > Elephant > Icky Thump > Ge Behind Me Satan > The White Stripes
Transatlanticism >>> We Have The Facts > Plans > The Photo Album > Codes & Keys > Narrow Stairs > Something About Airplanes
tranatlanticism > the photo album(bonus vs)> we have the facts.. > something about airplanes > narrow stairs > codes and keys.
Saturday Night Wrist > White Pony = Around the Fur > Adrenaline = Diamond Eyes > Deftones
White Pony > Diamond Eyes > Around The Fur > Deftones > Adrenaline > Saturday Night Wrist
White Pony = Around the Fur > Diamond Eyes > Saturday Night Wrist = Adrenaline > Deftones
I would seriously recommend giving SNW another listen. all of you. I hated it for the first year or so that it was out then something clicked and now its probably my favourite album of all time
Most recently a few months back. It's naff.
Dear Science = Return to Cookie Mountain > Nine Types of Light > Desperate Youth Bloodthirsty Babes
Separation Sunday > Boys and Girls In America > Stay Positive > Almost Killed Me > Heaven Is Whenever
Major/Minor > Vheissu > Beggars > The Illusion Of Safety > Alchemy Index Vol III&IV, Artist In the Ambulance > Alchemy Index Vol I&II > Identity Crisis
First album > Second album >> Third album >>> Fourth album >>>> Fifth album
Whisky for the Holy Ghost > Scraps at Midnight > Bubblegum > Field Songs > I'll Take Care of You > The Winding Sheet > Blues Funeral.
Methamphetamine Blues is probably my favourite track of his.
Weird Chill would probably be at the end. I love Methamphetamine Blues but that's on Bubblegum too and Wish You Well is one of my favourite Lanegan songs. The rest I can take or leave.
Is This It> First Impressions of Earth> Room On Fire> Angles
room on fire > is this it > firt impressions of earth > the other one
Goat > Liar > Head > Down > Shot > Blue
Though FWN contains 'Teddy Picker'...
frickin' return key next to backspace, dammit.
aquemini = atliens > southernplayalisticadillacmuzik >> stankonia >>> sb/tlb
ATLiens > Aquemini = Stankonia > Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik > Idlewild > Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
(Speakerboxxx/The Love Below is still better than anything most bands will ever put out, by the way)
ATLiens = Aquemini > Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik > Stankonia >>>>> Speakerboxx/Love Below > Idlewild
Not for Threes > Restproof Clockwork > Spokes > Double Figure > Mbuki Mvuki > Greedy Baby > Scintilli
but i've not heard the other 2
Queen is Dead > Strangeways > Meat is Murder > The Smiths
Meat Is Murder > Queen is Dead > Strangeways > The Smiths
Blueberry Boat > Widow City ( > EP ) > Rehearsing My Choir > Bitter Tea > I'm Going Away > Gallowsbird's Bark
Trust = Things We Lost In The Fire > The Great Destroyer > Secret Name > I Could Live In Hope = Drums & Guns > Curtain Hits The Cast > Long Division > C'Mon
69 Love Songs > Get Lost > The Charm of the Highway Strip > Holiday > The Wayward Bus > (House of Tomorrow) > i > Distant Plastic Trees > Distortion > Love at the Bottom of the Sea > Realism
The Great Eastern > Peleton > Domestiques > Hate > Universal Audio
The Great Eastern > Hate > Peloton > Domestiques > Universal Audio
controversial, but it's the first of theirs i knew & i love it so
At Dawn > It Still Moves > Circuital > Z > Tennessee Fire > Evil Urges
Have One on Me > Milk-Eyed Mender > Ys
But how anyone could put Milk-Eyed Mender above either of them is beyond me.
It's youthful exuberance is just way more pleasing than the latter's never-ending moping...
You Could Have It So Much Better> Franz Ferdinand> Tonight:Franz Ferdinand
For Screening Purposes Only
Stewed to the Gills>Pernicious Nonsense>Drill Your Own Hole>Cancer Planet Mission>Sakredanus
(as if anyone is interested)
Emergency & I > Is Terrified > Change > !
Elephant Eyelash > Alopecia > Oaklandazulasylum > Eskimo Snow > Mumps, Etc.
Curses > Travels With Myself And Another > The Plot Against Common Sense > Polymers Are Forever
Hearts Of Oak > The Tyranny of Distance > Shake The Sheets > Living With The Living > The Brutalist Bricks > Tell Balgeary, Balgury Is Dead > Treble In Trouble > Rapid Response > tej leo(?), Rx / pharmacists
Vapours > Return To The Sea > A Sleep & A Forgetting > Arm's Way
Kerplunk! > Dookie > Warning > 1,038 Smoothed Out Slappy Hours > Insomniac = Nimrod > Uno > American Idiot = 21st Century Breakdown
Friend And Foe > I Am The Fun Blame Monster! > Moms > Under An Hour > Mines
Friend and Foe > Mines > Moms > I Am The Fun Blame Monster
Kill The Moonlight > Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga > Girls Can Tell > Gimme Fiction > Transference > A Series Of Sneaks >>> Telephono
Spiderman Of The Rings > Bromst > America > Acorn Master > Twacky Cats > Meetle Mice > Silly Hat vs. Egale Hat > Goose On The Loose > Porky Pig: Standard Oil New Music Series No. 1
Mclusky Do Dallas > The Difference Between Me And You Is That I'm Not On Fire > My Pain And Sadness Is More Sad And Painful Than Yours
Travels with Myself and Another>Do Dallas>Curses>Plot Against Common Sense>Difference>Pain and Sadness
Travels > Difference > Do Dallas > Curses > Pain and Sadness > Plot Against
Latest FOTL is up near Do Dallas and Travels should be last.
Difference > Travels > Dallas > Curses > Plot > Pain
Travels v. Dallas is pretty tough though.
been harsh on Plot - I'll boost it above Pain, largely because of Robocop 4 being incredible. But it is clearly a far cry from Falco's best work. Travels last!?!?!?!?
Travels has some of FOTL best songs but also a fair bit of dross.
Fashion Nugget > Prolonging The Magic > Comfort Eagle > Motorcade Of Generosity > Pressure Chief > Showroom Of Compassion
Worst Case Scenario > In A Bar, Under The Sea > The Ideal Crash > Vantage Point > Pocket Revolution > Following Sea > Keep You Close
Wet Fist > Gymnasia > Radboyz Only!!! > Tickled Pink
Half The World Is Watching Me = Frengers > A Triumph For Man >> And The Glass Handed Kites >>>> No More Stories
you've got your >'s the wrong way round.
936 > Imaginary Falcons > Lucifer
even my proper favourite bands, if they've got more than 3 or 4 records i just don't remember, it's never really come up tbf.
how do you know which is your 6th favourite sebadoh record. you don't. nobody really knows.
PINK PINK PINK PINK
who got into them after hearing flame.
Actually, I clearly remember browsing amps in Richer Sounds in Norwich while wearing a Pixies t-shirt, and the guy behind the counter said I should check out The Sebadoh cos I'd probably like it. I did. It's all a bit silly and overblown and overpolished, but I kinda like that. Some great songs on there. Very different to their other stuff, but I think it's a lot stronger than some people make out. Um, you helmet.
I don't think its that overblown or overpolished. I mean, it is compared to the early stuff but not in the grand scheme of things. And it wasn't as if I was like, omg they've totally changed, where's all the tape hiss because I really, really like flame. I just don't think the songs are as good, Jason's songs especially. And I assume Lou saved all his best ones for the Folk Implosion album.
Tune. Anyway, time to stop arguing this one - tbf I probably only like it cos it's the first album of theirs I heard. I'm not sure it's actually any good. Break Free is a lovely song though. /End
not heard any others
If I really like a band, I'm more likely to know which is 11th favourite B-Side by them than my favourite album of a band I only quite like
that seems mental. and if it's not deliberate, that seems impossible to do.
I don't understand why you find that so odd.
but who am i to tell you how to enjoy yourself
Portico Quartet > Knee-Deep in the North Sea > Isla
Choirs of the Eye > Dowsing Anemone with Copper Tongue > Stained Glass > Coyote > Blue Lambency Downward > Gamma Knife (would probably be higher if it didn't sound like crap)
Parades > Under Giant Trees > Magic Chairs > Tripper > Piramida > Springer
Harmony in Ultraviolet > Ravedeath, 1972 > Haunt Me , Haunt Me, Do It Again > Radio Amor > Mirages > An Imaginary Country
Also, putting Radio Amor 4th doesn't seem right either, it's too good, but there's no other way.
I can't, too scared.
Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts > Saturdays = Youth > Before The Dawn Heals US > Digital Shades Vol.3 > Hurry Up, We're Dreaming > M83
Lifted > I'm Wide Awake > Digital Ash > Fevers & Mirrors > People's Key > Casadaga > Letting Off the Happiness > A Collection of Songs > Christmas Album
Two Suns > Fur & Gold > The Haunted Man
...Haunted Man might be her best.
All brilliant, honestly struggling to pick a favourite though.
Beneath The Remains > Arise > Chaos A.D > Schizophrenia > Roorback > Roots > Morbid Visions > Dante XXI > Nation > A-Lex > Against > Kairos
Veckatimest>Yellow House>Shields>Horn of Plenty
Untrue>Kindred EP >Burial>Street Halo EP
Lisbon > You & Me > Bows & Arrows > Heaven > Pussy Cats > EWPTLMIG > A Hundred Miles Off
Substance > Power corruption and lies > Technique > Low-life > Brotherhood > Movement > Get ready > Republic > Waiting for the sirens call
even ignoring the fact it's a compilation
it's the 7" edits of the songs, nowhere near the majesty of the full lengths as contained in substance
the only reason i can think you've done that is cos it has more songs on it
but please - just listen to it, then listen to substance & tell me the versions on singles don't pale by comparison to their counterparts.
(then redo it without compilations)
Substance is great, but NO released other singles since then (Round & Round, Fine Time, Run, Regret, World, Spooky, Crystal, Here to Stay, Krafty etc).
Their studio albums are way too short to compete with a 31 singles compilation.
didnt include compilations though
if you're going to include substance, why not international, retro, the best of, the rest of, singles, 20 years of... etc
Rise Above > Bitte Orca > The Glad Fact > Slaves' Graves and Ballads > The Getty Address > Morning Better Last! > New Attitude EP > Mount Wittenberg Orca
haven't listened to the new one yet
Violator > Music For the Masses = Black Celebration > Ultra > Songs of Faith and Devotion > Playing the Angel > Some Great Reward > Sounds of the Universe > A Broken Frame > Construction Time Again > Exciter > Speak & Spell
Black Cherry > Supernature > Felt Mountain > Head First > Seventh Tree
Black Cherry > Felt Mountain > Super Nature > Seventh Tree > Head First
Old World Underground, Where Are You Now? > Synthetica > Fantasies > Live It Out = Grow Up and Blow Away
Not heard the new one
It's a return to a more synth based music, after the more guitar oriented Fantasies & Live It Out.
Sound of Silver > This Is Happening = LCD Soundsystem
Sound of Silver > This Is Happening = LCD Soundsystem > 45:33 > London Sessions
Discovery > Alive 2007 > Homework > Human After All > Tron Legacy > Alive 1997
Lifeforms > Accelerator = Dead Cities > Papua New Guinea Translations > ISDN > From the Archives 1/2/3/4/5/6 > Environments 1/2/3/4
It's Blitz! > Is Is EP > Show Your Bones > Fever to Tell > Yeah Yeah Yeahs (EP) > Machine (EP)
Minimum-Maximum > Computer World > The Man Machine = Trans-Europe Express > The Mix > Tour De France > Electric Cafe > Autobahn > Radio-Activity > Ralf and Florian > Kraftwerk 1 = Kraftwerk 2
Not putting Trans Europe Express at the top of the list, well I guess I could live with that. But putting Kraftwerk 1 at the end?? jesus christ. And rating Radio-Activity lower than Electric Cafe. I'm speechless.
"But putting Kraftwerk 1 at the end?? jesus christ. "
It's probably my least favorite Kraftwerk album. The first three albums are too different compared to later (better) work.
"And rating Radio-Activity lower than Electric Cafe."
Actually they're almost the same level for me. The difference is slight.
TEE > K1 > Computer World > Man Machine > Radio-Activity > K2 > Min-Max > Tour de France > The Mix > Autobahn > Electric Cafe > Ralf & Florian
The is the correct & definitive Kraftwerk rating, accept no substitutes.
Minimum-Maximum is the highest achievement of Kraftwerk. Not that it sounds crystal clear, but it also contains tons of classics. And all these songs (except perhaps The Model) sound better than the album versions. This is like New Order's "Substance" compilation.
I've seen Kraftwerk live in 2009 so I know what I'm talking about...
Fair enough though. I mean as long as people are listening to Kraftwerk at all, that's got to be a good thing.
Minimum-Maximum > Computer World > The Man Machine = Trans-Europe Express > The Mix > Tour De France > Autobahn > Electric Cafe = Radio-Activity > Ralf and Florian = Kraftwerk 1 = Kraftwerk 2
Mezzanine > Blue Lines > Protection > Heligoland > 100th Window > Danny the Dog Soundtrack
I reckon most people would agree with that.
Witching Hour > Velocifero > Light & Magic = 604 > Gravity the Seducer > Live at London Astoria 16.07.08
you ignorant fucknuts
Then shut up.
Plus by ranking we indirectly rate them: album x > album y means that album x is better than y
Plus: "No fluff, no numbers." Who's the ignorant fucknut then?
yes I did, he's an ignorant fucknut too
'Plus by ranking we indirectly rate them: album x > album y means that album x is better than y'
that is ranking them, not rating them, you ignorant fucknut
'Plus: "No fluff, no numbers." Who's the ignorant fucknut then?'
hang on, I'll check ... hmm, still you, I'm afraid
The answer is here:
Find the missing letters: h**go**r
The Life of the World to Come > Sweden > Get Lonely > The Coroner's Gambit > Full Force Galesburg > The Sunset Tree > All Hail West Texas > Tallahassee > Zopilote Machine > We Shall All Be Healed > Nothing for Juice > Transcendental Youth > All Eternals Deck > Heretic Pride
Perfect From Now On > There Is Nothing Wrong With Love > Keep It Like A Secret > Ultimate Alternative Wavers > There Is No Enemy > You In Reverse > Ancient Melodies Of The Future
There is Nothing Wrong With Love > Keep It Like A Secret > Perfect From Now On > There Is No Enemy > You In Reverse > Ancient Melodies of the Future > Ultimate Alternative Wavers
Lazer Guided Melodies > Pure Phase > Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space > Let It Come Down > Songs in A&E > Amazing Grace > Sweet Heart Sweet Light
Social Dancing > I Love Bis > Music For A Stranger World > The New Transistor Heroes > Return To Central > Intendo
One Life Stand > In Our Heads > Made In The Dark > The Warning > Coming On Strong
with the warning and coming on strong as #1 and made in the dark last.
All great albums mind
Gift > Pubic Fruit (comp. of early EPs) > Come Clean > Cuckoo > Doppelganger > The New Adventures of Curve > Open Day at the Hate Fest
*Pubic Fruit = comp. of early EPs
A compilation of their early EPs?
I wrote it twice by mistake. This DiS forum doesn't allow me to edit it. Deal with it.
Faust Tapes > Faust IV > Faust so Far > Faust
I'm not including Outside the Dream Syndicate because that's mainly a Tony Conrad album
Tago Mago > Ege Bamyasi > Monster Movie > Soundtracks > Future Days > Soon Over Babaluma > Delay 1968 > the rest of them
Missing Kicking Against The Pricks and From Her To Eternity but here's my stab at it:
Let Love In > Abattoir Blues/Lyre Of Orpheus > Your Funeral...My Trial> Tender Prey = Henry's Dream = No More Shall We Part > Murder Ballads > Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! > The Good Son > The Boatman's Call > The Firstborn Is Dead > Nocturama
is probably my second favourite Nick Cave album.
Let Love In > Kicking Against The Pricks > Abbattoir Blues/Lyre of Orpheus > Your Funeral... My Trial > Henry's Dream > Tender Prey > Murder Ballads > Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!
Still need to get the rest myself... :(
Hawaii > Cold & Bouncy > Snowbug > Santa Barbara > Can Cladders > Gideon Gaye > Talahomi Way > High Llamas (Sean O'Hagan) > Buzzle Bee EP > Beet Maize & Corn
Transient Random-Noise Bursts > Lo Fi EP > Refried Ectoplasm (Switched On Vol 2) > Mars Audiac Quintet > Peng! > Switched on Vol 1 > Space Age Bachelor Pad Music EP > Dots & Loops > Sound Dust > Aluminium Tunes (Switched on Vol 3) > Margerine Eclipse = Not Music > Chemical Chords > Cobra & Phases Group
Not their worst album, but their biggest disappointment.
I'd put it between Aluminium Tunes and Margerine Eclipse
I'd have Dots and Loops about seven spots higher than you've got it, too.
Apart from that pretty much agree.
(The BBC thing was good too but I don't know if that counts...)
What's their most accessible/catchy album?
Their mid nineties period is the stuff I like best, but I guessing from your comment that you wouldn't be into this sound as much. Their earlier stuff is certainly a bit more accessible. Great, great band - hopefully you'll get well into them...
Born To Run > Darkness On The Edge Of Town > Nebraska > The River > Born In The USA > Tunnel Of Love > Magic > The Rising > The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle > The Ghost Of Tom Joad > Welcome To Asbury Park, NJ > The Seeger Sessions > Devils & Dust > Wrecking Ball > Lucky Town > Working On A Dream > Human Touch
Born to Run > Darkness on the Edge of Town > Nebraska > The River > The Wild, The Innocent and the E Street Shuffle > Born in the USA, The Ghost of Tom Joad > Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ > Tunnel of Love > The Rising > Magic > The Seeger Sessions > Wrecking Ball > Devils and Dust > Working on a Dream > Lucky Town > Human Touch.
I love how his two worst albums in my opinion were released on the same day. I'm glad I wasn't old enough at the time to suffer that crushing blow.
Barring a couple of songs off each, I'll probbaly never listen to the other three again.
Ramones > End of the Century > Leave Home = Rocket To Russia > Road To Ruin > Animal Boy > Pleasant Dreams > Subterranean Jungle > Too Tough To Die > Halfway to Sanity > Brain Drain = Adios Amigos = Mondo Bizarro
See You On The Other Side > Yerself Is Steam > Deserter's Songs > Boces > All Is Dream > Snowflake Midnight > The Secret Migration
Hit To Death In The Future Head > In A Priest Driven Ambulance > Clouds Taste Metallic > The Soft Bulletin > Zaireeka > Transmissions From The Satellite Heart > Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots > At War With The Mystics > Oh My Gawd!!! > Embryonic > Hear It Is > Telepathic Surgery
The Soft Bulletin > Clouds Taste Metallic > Embryonic > Hit To Death In The Future Head = Transmissions From The Satellite Heart > Zaireeka! > Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots > At War With The Mystics
Even better, get this:
In A Priest Driven Ambulance > Hit To Death In The Future Head > Transmissions From The Satellite Heart > Clouds Taste Metallic > The Soft Bulletin > Zaireeka > Embryonic > Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots > Oh My Gawd!!! = Telepathic Surgery > Hear It Is > At War With The Mystics
Without You I'm Nothing > Sleeping With Ghosts = Placebo > Meds > Battle For The Sun = Black Market Music
Teenager... > Show Me Your Tears = Pistolero > Bluefinger > Frank Black = The Cult of Ray > Dog in the Sand = Devil's Workshop > Frank Black and the Catholics = Svn Fngrs > NonStopErotik > the rest
(obv excl. comps, live, soundtracks. Really need to hear Honeycomb)
Fucking love that album, for all its faults. Comes in at #2 on my list, right after Teenager.
It's kind of a new one to me, so I don't know it so well. Reckon Dog in the Sand would should maybe move up too.
and if Lyle Workman didn't feel the need to jizz quite so enthusiastically over every song with awful cock-rocking guitar solos, FB & The Catholics would be one of my favourite albums of all time. Such great songs. And I love the 2-track production.
The Blue Album > Pinkerton > Maladroit > Hurley > The Green Album >>> The Red Album > Make Believe > Raditude
The Moon and Antarctica > The Lonesome Crowded West > We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank > This Is A Long Drive For Someone With Nothing To Think About > Good News For People Who Love Bad News
LCW > M&A > Building Nothing > Long Drive > Good News > We Were Dead > Sad Sappy Sucker
Fuckin hate The Clash
They were basically splitting up by then. Joe Strummer and Paul Simonen were the only original members. Ironically, the album had a track titled 'We Are The Clash'.
See You On The Other Side > Deserter's Songs > Yerself Is Steam > Boces > All is Dream > The Secret Migration > Snowflake Midnight
Microcastle > Weird Era Cont > Cryptograms > Fluorescent Grey > Halcyon Digest > Rainwater Cassette Exchange > Turn It Up Faggot
I hate ranking things
Cryptograms > Microcastle > Halcyon Digest > Fluorescent Grey > Rainwater Cassette Exchange > Turn It Up Faggot > Weird Era Cont
All good/great stuff.
Cryptograms > Weird Era Cont > Microcastle > Halcyon Digest > Rainwater Cassette Exchange > Flourescent Grey > Turn It Up Faggot
Madvillainy > Operation: Doomsday > MM.. Food > Vaudeville Villain > Take Me To Your Leader > The Mouse and The Mask > Born Like This > Venomous Villain
Haven't heard JJ Doom yet (yeah, I know I need to get on it).
play some pool > instant coffee baby >long black cars > sweatheart ep > beer in the breakers
Hypnotise > Toxicity = System of a Down > Steal this Album > Mesmerize
NO! otherwise I agree with you
Cats & Dogs = Thank You > Accelerator > Sweet Sixteen > Veterans of Disorder > Untitled > Pound for Pound > Twin Infinitives
Haven't heard the debut...
Ha Ha Sound > Tender Buttons = The Noise Made By People > The Future Crayon (compilation) = Investigates Witch Cults of The Radio Age.
Patashnik > Substrata = Cirque > Shenzhou > N-Plants > Microgravity
Don't know the others...
It's very hard to decide what's the best album: Substrata or Patashnik.
then I'm really going to have to check out some other Biosphere albums, coz I certainly love that one. Shenzhou's the only other one I've heard - also great - and Geir Jenssen's "Cho Oyu 8201m" is fucking amazing.
He has to be one of the most consistent ambient artists out there for quality. Start with Patashnik (techno-y in places) and then try Substrata for a beatless comparison.
Also it really worth checking Biosphere's entire discography. It's pretty hard to rank his albums because they're all great on their own.
During the 5-6 years since I discovered this artist, I listened the most to Patashnik, Substrata, Microgravity, Cirque and N-Plants. Fantastic albums.
PS: I forgot to add two other albums: Wireless - Live at the Arnolfini, Bristol & Nordheim Transformed (feat Deathprod). Both, very good.
If you like ambient music, it's impossible to not enjoy listening to these albums. Substrata in special, works as a one long song. It must be listened from start to end, in order.
Also I recommend you to listen to the albums chronologically.
It sounds so much better on headphones.
Spiderland > Tweez
Easiest rating ever.
when they're both records devoid of melody, inspiration, lyricism and any other redeeming factor.
Architecture & Morality > Dazzle Ships > Organisation > OMITD > Pacific Age > Crush > Junk Culture
OMD =/= OMC
OMD = Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
Diamond Dogs > Heroes > Low > Ziggy > Aladdin Sane > Station to Station > Scary Monsters > Hunky Dory > Lodger > Young Americans > Man who Sold the World > Pin Ups
This Is A Pinback CD > Autumn Of The Serpahs > Summer In Abaddon > Blue Screen Life > Information Received > Nautical Antiques
Evil Empire > Rage Against The Machine > Renegades > The Battle Of Los Angeles
Songs About Fucking > Atomizer > Sound of Impact > Pig Pile
You're Living All Over Me > Bug > Farm > Beyond > Dinosaur > I Bet On Sky
or (not exclusively classic lineup)
YLAOM > Bug > Where You Been > Farm > Green Mind > Beyond > Dinosaur > I Bet On Sky > Without A Sound > Hand It Over
Deloused in the Comatorium > Frances the Mute > The Bedlam in Goliath = Octahedron > Noctourniquet > Amputechture >>>>>> Scabdates
American Don > Singles Breaking Up (Vol.1) > What Burns Never Returns > For Respect > Don Caballero 2 >>> World Class Listening Problem >>>>>>>>> Punkgasm
Muse: Origin > Absolution > Showbiz > 2nd Law > Black Holes > Resistance
Suede: Dog Man Star > Suede > Coming Up >>>>>>>>>>> Head Music > A New Morning
Deftones: White Pony > Adrenaline > Koi No Yokan > Diamond Eyes > Saturday Night Wrist > Deftones > Around The Fur
McLusky Do Dallas > The Difference Between Me and You Is That I'm Not on Fire > My Pain and Sadness is More Sad and Painful Than Yours