TV On The Radio - Return To Cookie Mountain
Fourteen Autumns... contains 50% great songs and 50% songs that are good but not as good as the great ones. The second album sounds like the first one but not as good. The one they released last year is just poor.
Haven't got around to buying the debut yet but No One Can Ever Know is excellent, kind of bounced off it initially last year but it's a real grower, the synths really suit them.
Architecture In Helsinki - In Case We Die.
Brilliant first album, second album that tries to hard to match it's joyful quirkiness and fails miserably third album that saps any remaining joy from their repertoire to sound incredibly dull.
the 2nd album is more of the same and they're both wallpaper
Surely you mean half an album there! It has a few great songs and a shed load of filler and for some reason they continued with the filler for their follow ups and ditched the great songs.
Is a great song
Songs and Love is Real are brilliant. Not to mention the rarities collection
So, I'm not a fan to the other albums, YET. Anyway, "We Must Become the Pitiless Censors of Ourselves" is absolutely fantastic. I don't think it will be surpassed too soon.
his other ones aren't as smooth around the edges, but there's still some great tunes in there. Very lo-fi at times, but it works really well.
Ash albums are all pretty patchy but they had some good sngles. And some irritating ones, like Kung Fu and Oh Yeah.
Fair do's and all that but they make my top 5 Ash songs I reckon.
....the fuck can you not love Kung Fu?????
As even their recent singles aren't up to much.
which is ace
?? hence only liking that one, is my point.
Good production without good songs is nothing
I love that album. Just couldn't get into Pod or Title TK. I've tried many times.
But Pod has got some cracking songs on it and has the same vibe and excellent level of songwriting so I'm surprised. Did you like Belly?
Title TK has some of their best stuff on it. And some songs that are a bit duff. And Mountain Battles is all ace.
Last Splash is great but sounds most like a 90s alternative album. Mountain Battles is very underrated.
The Strokes - Is This It
MGMT - Oracular Spectacular
Nirvana - Nevermind
You might change your mind if you give them a chance.
It doesn't mean that I hate the other albums.
but you're not a fan of In Utero? Bleach? Use Your Illusions? Lies? Room on Fire? I just thought that if you liked those bands you'd be pretty keen on some of their other stuff as well.
There's bands that only have one good album, there's bands where only one of their albums click with you, there's bands where records sound totally different to each other.
Masterpiece. The rest of their albums all have a few very good songs (especially Vertigo Of Bliss) but I don't like them all that much.
But I've never been able to get into it as an album, sadly.
I like Infinity Land a lot but it has some pure stinkers whereas VoB is all gold
Maybe I should listen to Vertigo of Bliss again, I hadn't listened to either of them in ages, and then put Infinity Land on and was surprised by how great it was.
One of the greatest albums of all time. Can't even remember the names of any others, let alone any songs.
Red House Painters
the first self titled one
I just dig a whole lot. The second LIghtspeed Champions album is barely interesting, has no big pop songs, is devoid of anything gripping, and just generally doesn't have Midnight Surprise on it.
I lime banishing point as well
Still, Vanishing Point & Evil Heat are closer to XTRMNTR style than Screamadelica.
except for Xtrmntr, which is excellent.
and not hidden behind Theo
Is phenomenal - try it again!
They haven't put out a bad record.
Pro art colors
Skeletal Lamping was a so-so album with a few great tracks, but past that album, I find them borderline unlistenable. False Priest was not very enjoyable for me, and I couldn't listen to Paralytic Stalks past the midway point of the second track - and I tried on that one several times.
I've heard their albums previous to that one (Gay Parade, Sunlandic Twins, and Satanic Panic specifically) but nothing ever grabbed me. And Hissing Fauna GRABBED ME, HARD. I ADORE that record. It's probably in my top 20 records ever, which is why it's all the more disappointing that I couldn't care less about the rest of their output.
you should probably stop getting your opinions from pitchfork media innit
But fuck off.
but loads of people hate it, and I can totally see why, his Prince levels are bursting
Love Emergency & I, Change is alright but not great, think the first two are pretty crap (apart from The Ice of Boston which might be my favourite Plan song)
I never cared much to give the others a strong go of it. I REALLY LOVE Emergency & I, though.
Is Terrified is their best album.
First is the worst by a country mile though.
But for Antics.
Moon & Antartica
Probably a default answer. Their only record where they did more than break even with great to shit songs.
War, Boy, October, Under A Blood Red Sky, The Unforgettable Fire, Joshua Tree.
All of these are great albums and surpass Achtung Baby for me.
Isn't Anything is just awful and a bit annoying. MBV is just a bit boring to even remember and really patchy/disconected. Loveless is pretty perfect though.
The second one seemed rather bland and never bothered checking out the others.
Amazing album whose emotional heft came pretty much out of nowhere considering their first record and promptly dissolved back into nothing special. Although that may have been more to do with problems getting the follow up released.
Can understand why they never really followed it up, I mean where do you go from there?
Than most other albums by anyone.
Wait, Destroyer fans, this is only half true. I like Streethawk/Rubies/Troube in Dreams but the whole jolly-barroom shtick isn't a sound I'm really into. By contrast Kaputt (and the two E.Ps before) is just perfect.
I do not like this post.
Have you heard Your Blues? Really don't think you can say Destroyer had a shtick he's been pretty adventurous
I can appreciate that someone would be into Kaputt and find his other material quite distinct
But I don't really see it. I'm not saying they are all he same but really Kaputt stands on its own in most ways. I should add that since getting into Kaputt I have enjoyed his other stuff more as I have really invested in him as a songwriter.
But yeah Kaputt definitely sticks out in terms of vocals - he really switched it up there. Pretty much recorded it all whilst lying down on the sofa or something? haha
Then I heard it and it reminded me of France 98 on the PS One and all my hesitations evaporated.
that Destroyer fans are a pretty militant bunch when angered. Like that One Direction fan who went ballistic about Harry Styles being voted NME's Villain of the Year.
It's absolutely brilliant, but I really don't like what I've heard of their previous albums.
Maybe it came about at the right time (I was 15/16 and it soundtracked a great summer) but I still enjoy the songs to this day if I hear them.
Elbow - Asleep in the Back
I could probably list lots of others.
I don't care for it, tho.
I still think Open Season deserves some love but their subsequent albums vary from pretty great to decent and just don't quite match Decline which was just more vibrant and unpredictable.
The debut totally blew me away and I expected great things from them, but they've never matched it.
How I Long To Feel That Summer In My Heart
although Gorky 5 comes close
Have absolutely fucking adored this album for the last 4 years and yet I haven't bothered exploring their back catalogue. Worth it?
If you love My Maudlin Career so much you should definitely check out Let's Get Out of This Country. I really like Underachievers Please Try Harder but it's quite different stylistically. Yet to hear the first one.
though I do prefer My Maudling Career
Minus The Bear - Highly Refined Pirates
Parts & Labor - Mapmaker
2nd album patchy and they've deteriorated ever since.
Yes, absolutely. Desperate Youth is about half good, and the rest is cod funk nonsense. Return To Cookie Mountain is a BEAST.
10.0 (even the a cappella pixies cover)
*ESPECIALLY* the a cappella pixies cover
Almost perfect. Only listen to bits of the other albums
Great album. the others have hi-lights but alot of filler.
If that's the only album by The Beach Boys you're a fan of, then that's cool.
at the drive-in - relationship of command
bilge pump - let me breathe
black rebel - s/t
bright eyes - i'm wide awake
cake - fashion nugget
daft punk - homework
eagles of death metal - peace love death metal
eels - beautiful freak
folk implosion - one part lullaby
franz ferdiand - s/t
fun lovin criminals - come find yourself
hefner - fidelity wars
immortal lee county killers - love is a charm of powerful trouble
les savy fav - cat and cobra
liars - they threw us all...
misfits - legacy of brutality
rapture - out of the races and onto the tracks
six by seven - the way i feel today
sugar - copper blue
thingy - songs about evil...
young knives - voices of animals and men
zutons - whatever happened to the zutons?
The only other ATDI song I like is Chanbara.
Blood Bank is good too but the self titled - nope sorry, I really, really tried!
'Hounds of Love' is terrific but although there's some great stuff on all of her other albums I'm never that moved to re-listen to them. Especially the one about snowmen.
All went wrong when they got a definite article. Didn't mind a Northern Soul, but even my relative indifference to that was eclipsed by the vomit I can still taste upon hearing Urban Hymns. Preposterous guff.
This can't be true. WTH, you don't like (at least a bit), "Bitter Sweet Symphony"? I'm not a The Verve fan, but Urban Hymns is good enough.