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Whilst Harvest may be the obvious choice and perhaps the most popular, I seem to always find myself returning to On The Beach. There's something dark and intriguing in that album which just seems to resonate with me.
What do you guys think?
it's On The Beach. Zuma comes in fourth, probably.
It's On the Beach.
I've loved After the Gold Rush for a while now, but never listened to anything else other than Harvest.
Thinking might try one of the following next: Rust Never Sleeps, Trans, Ragged Glory, American Stars 'n' Bars. Yay or nay?
Then there are a good half-dozen more before you should even think about those other three.
or Tonight's The Night
Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
Rust Never Sleeps
After The Gold Rush
On The Beach
Tonight's The Night
...then other stuff
you've nailed what should be in the top seven.
are very close to being on a par with Zuma and Harvest at the lower end of those seven.
not Rust Never Sleeps.
It spoils the album for me...
Tonight's the Night - best to hear late at night.
After the Goldrush - best on a Sunday morning.
Ragged Glory - best loud in the car.
Everyone Knows this is Nowhere, On the Beach and Zuma are all very fine albums.
could easily make the case for After the Goldrush, or Everybody Knows This is Nowhere (the latter depending on how you like his great but long one note guitar solos). find the electric side of Rust Never Sleeps a bit of a let-down but the first side's class.
his first, self-titled album is flawed but really underrated, some great tunes on that (The Loner, The Old Laughing Lady). love Tonight's the Night but it all depends on how you feel about drunken brilliantly shambolic just about to fall apart late night music. but yeah, the last three tunes of On the Beach are magic, I don't think he's come close to that before or since, as good as he gets.
'Look Out for My Love' on Comes A Time, 'Cortez the Killer' on Zuma (not a bad album at all), 'Mr Soul', 'Expecting to Fly' and 'Broken Arrow' on Buffalo Springfield Again, 'Flying on the Ground is Wrong' on their first album, 'Country Girl' on CSNY's Deja Vu.
thought you were just starting to listen to him.
Arc/Weld. He's never been better on record.
It has cinnamon girl on it - no contest
But Tonight's The Night is the most raw, urgent, poignant, honest and beautiful; if also the most shambolic. Incredible stuff.
Tonight's the Night a close second
That 'Shakey' biography is fucking amazing, and will really help you appreciate the albums even more.
It's the obvious choice but I don't care!
On the Beach and Tonight's the Night are the best though.
on the back of reading one of those Uncut specials on a long train journey, where they review every one of his albums.
Went back and listened to Mirror Ball (aka That One He Did With Pearl Jam) having previously only given it a cursory listen and it's actually pretty good.
But yeah, dan_thw nailed the absolute essentials up there^