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Apparently it was bants
lol just joking guys
But I fit firmly into the category that they've always been great (largely).
In a Priest-Driven Ambulance - Great
Hit to Death in the Future Head - Great
Transmissions from the Satellite Heart - Great
Clouds Taste Metallic - Really Great
The Soft Bulletin - Really Great
Yoshimi - Great
Embryonic - Great
The Terror - Great
That's 8 great albums. I guess breaking up now is an easy pill to swallow.
will help me save face
Or rather, it started as really quite good with In A Priest Drive Ambulance and got better with every album, culminating in one of the best albums of all time in The Soft Bulletin. After that it definitely fell off, though all the albums still have decent stuff on them. Definitely not great albums though. Never really got into the 80s output, very hit and miss. Good cover of the Batman theme tune though.
One of my favourite bands ever for that run of albums in the 90s, but not sure I'd be at all bothered if they really did split up now, much like when my all time favourites REM split up. Diminishing returns from here on in, as it has been for the last 14 years I reckon. Though I'd love to be proved wrong.
interesting as opposed to brilliant again that is, to the point where I'm not loathed to buy their stuff, really liked the Krautrock-iness of Embryonic and The Terror, if just because it was toned down from the unbearable hippiness and indulgence of previous records. I'd be quite happy for them to stumble on from here for a while longer, and they haven't reached the self-parody like REM had by their demise (oh, did you hear the Peter Buck solo record? It was like a drunk shouting at children in the street, was great!).
Just realised I can't even remember what's on Clouds Taste Metallic except for the Giraffe song, must repurchase.
Possibly their best song. Lots of others too. Get it!
idk one of those bands i haven't cared about in recent years even tho their output was/is pretty good. Old stuff was better etc etc.
I can understand will have alienated some fans; primarily those who see Yoshimi as the turning point (for the worst). I always wonder if I'd been similarly put off if I hadn't come at it from the angle of hearing their newer stuff first...but I'm glad I didn't.
more consistently. Transmissions was one of the first 10 CDs I ever bought #old
Telepathic Surgery #older
that you have
the most beautiful bants
Wayne: COME ON MOTHERFUCKERS
Only heard Soft Bulletin, Yoshimi and At War With the Mystics other than that and they were underwhelming bar a few great tracks on each. Saw them live and enjoyed it but saw 'em again and they pulled out exactly the same gimmicks (the inflatable ball, the glitter) which ruined it a bit.