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I'm sick of new music, I just want comfortable 90's alternative music I can wrap around myself like a duvet.
Like The Sundays http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yARVs1ZNLjU
I just found this band - Carissa's Wierd. It sounds promising
gems (or slightly obscure stuff) from the 90s is to check out Belly, Madder Rose and Velocity Girl.
and Feed the Tree by Belly. You'll be humming those two tunes for weeks.
can you get any more 90s than them?
The Sundays is a very good choice.
Also liked Soundgarden, dEUS, Evil Superstars, Moondog Jr., Afghan Whigs, Manic Street Preachers, Cardigans,... back in the days!
Bit of a lost classic from the tale end of grunge, hugely indebted to the pixies in places and, at its best, almost as good. From the sexier, poppier side of grunge as opposed to the very male, plaid wearing sabbath side.
Th' Faith Healers http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95iS2xW5ceQ
The Nightblooms http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xxu8VdoaXE8
The Charlottes http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptOyUgV30IM
Drop Nineteens http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4oCboj39jo
Not sure if all of these are underrated, but if you belong to my generation of mostly culturally disinterested cretins then basically everything that came out before the 21st century is underrated.
Anyway... The Candyskins, Lush, Pulp, Ash, Supergrass, Suede, Underworld, DJ Shadow, Elastica, Paul Weller, Shed Seven, middle-period Cure, Bjork, Kate Bush - The Red Shoes (shockingly overlooked, addictive album).
Does anyone else feel that this modern, identity-less cultural era we're stuck in is like some sort of never-ending nightmare? I mean, there's no Beatles or Nirvana or Radiohead or Britpop or ANYTHING!!!$%&
The Candyskins - Death of a Minor TV Celebrity
Lush - Lovelife
Sleeper - The It Girl
Pulp - Different Class
Ash - 1977
Supergrass - I Should Coco
Suede - 'Suede' or Dog Man Star
And to specify songs that will sting you with a vampiric injection:
The Candyskins - Monday Morning
Lush - Ladykillers
Sleeper - Inbetweener
Pulp - Underwear
Ash - Girl from Mars
Supergrass - Mansize Rooster
Suede - The Drowners
my opinion though which is probably wrong.
But I Should Coco is the really iconic one; the meat and potatoes/orange juice/ready-salted crisps of their oeuvre.
I should also add Shed Seven - Going for the Gold and the song Disco Down to this list.
where people have just said the band I'm kinda picking the song for them.
They are awesome. They have a song called Ignorant Piece Of Shit
And even better... Sofisticated Fuck Princess Please Leave Me Alone
fuzzy, godstar or scarse :(
yeah just keep adding stuff to the playlist, i think i made it "collaborative"
... make a point of hunting down their album 'Songs About Leaving' which has both of those above tunes on. Technically not 90s alternative, as that album's from 2002, but whatever. Also, I assume you already know, but in case you don't, they're Band of Horses' Ben Bridwell's previous band.
they opened with this one.
1996 was definitely the house.
One of my favourite songs (and music video) of the 90s.
Also, I second that Scarce shout.
Also, Idaho - one of the most underrated bands of all time.
Also, Swell's 'Too Many Days Without Thinking' album.
Carissa's Weird are the better band IMO
different song writers, think the singer from band of horses was on drums in carissas wierd, they had one of the singer's from Carissas wierd on guitar early on too.
S, Jenn Ghetto from cw solo project, is really good, probably prefer it, really lofi and melodic
41 was my favourite of theirs, particularly Forget About Jesus
I started it ages ago. It's entitled "not too famous" bands from the 90s that you wish would reform. Some hidden gems of bands mentioned by many many people.
of that the other day & gave it a spin
Giant Steps and C'mon Kids are amazing records, forget the Wake Up Boo stuff.
and I am so going to be rediscovering it tomorrow.
As are most of the other records to be fair. Loads of good stuff on Wake up! even if you hate Wake up boo. Kingsize sported Free Huey too so is hardly a waste of your time.
Copper Blue by Sugar is brilliant too
although both were also topping end of year lists at the timr
I guess things changed when britpop kicked off, they seemed to just get associated with Wake Up and that's it. I have a real soft spot for their last record Kingsize also, some beautiful simple melodies on there.
I Was Right
Descending For Now
Lick the Boot
Started with my two favourite tracks, to hook you in. If you don't like them, you've got bricks for ears.
The last two are from their very early releases, and sound a whole lot more Charlatans-like than the slightly shoe-gazey, slightly electronic stuff from the rest of their albums. They recently put out a pretty decent retrospective:
Sounds very 90s
this song wails.
so many good seaweed songs..
could possibly, possibly outdo this song from Shrubbies, who later (sort of) became North Sea Radio Orchestra (except not a rock band any more)
Cardiacs-centric, yeah, but you all know about them already ;)
never hear anyone mention them anywhere strangely
Urusei Yatsura - Hello Tiger
also loved Dave Devant & His Spirit Wife's 'Space Daddy'
Had forgotten all about them. Great live band.
Thnk someone mentioned them the other day.
Everybody loves... is a lost classic.
caught them at reading by accident in '89
Came out a couple of years too late. Had it come out in 1992-3, it would've been huge.
Shack - Sgt Major
or anything from Waterpistol album
Ripping off Teenage Fanclub never sounded so good
Such a great album, I like the others but this is the one for me. Where are the Gorkys-type bands these days?
Great dynamic in the band with a male and female singer spending much of their time arguing. Slightly post punk in feel but with nice fuzzy production on the top.
Two of their best albums are on Spotify (Ghosts of dead aeroplanes and Pointless walks to dismal places) but their others are great too, particularly The Italian Flag.
Meantime is a bonafide classic. (cue thewarn saying he prefers Betty) This is a riff you can set your watch to.
Polvo. The reunion stuff is awesome but the early stuff still sounds incredible too. Listen to those guitars. Neil Young-esque guitar waterfalls
Silkworm. Why did no-one ever better the angsty indie rock of the 90s? See also, Jawbox, Chavez even SDRE..
Hammerhead. Taking My War into the void
Basically pick your band who was on Touch & Go or AmRep at some point during these years.
Maybe the best of the Jon Spencer projects for me
not strictly 90s. Like a more classic rock influenced version of Husker Du, Sonic Youth, Loop, etc. Their best album had Page Hamilton (of Helmet) on one of the guitars.
Pursuit of Happiness:
Now is Now:
I, the Jury:
bought Hope Against Hope and Dusted on the same day - kind of blend together for me.
I knew about them, but they passed me by at the time.
In a similar vein, Juliana Hatfield/The Juliana Hatfield Three.
Copper Blue by Sugar is a good shout, too.
Everything you say will destroy you
How could I be wrong
before Laika split off they made a handful of great records - Eva Luna + Big Good Angel.
"Beast Box" just about into the 90's. Some dated production, but I still love it (possibly even more than Magazine).
If we can have Ash, Suede, Supergrass etc, then.... but not really comfortable.
Chuck Massive Attack and Tricky in there, and you've got yourself a party.
A pretty sedate party, with a lot of introspection, and people talking about how Tony Blair is just what the country needs.
Jane's Addiction - Three Days
Curve - Horror Head
Belly - Gepetto
God machine - Home
Nudeswirl - F Sharp
Porno For Pyros - Orgasm
Filter - Hey Man Nice Shot
The Prodigy - Minefields
Placebo - Without You I'm Nothing
Moby - Natural Blues
Great singles band, great live band, albums not so great.
Too Much Kissing
I really don't think pop gets much better than this
Fishing at Tescos
Hey Venus was a corker http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRGZSSQ873s
Buffalo Tom - Birdbrain
The Wedding Present - Don't talk just kiss
Stereolab - French Disko
Julian Cope - Hanging out and hung up on the line
were good too, though never got to see them
jesus had long hair by animals that swim
thogh that may be very late 80's
'how i blew it with houdini'
so many fucking great bands on Too Pure, but these were a cut above. stunning production also.
fucking check it. buy 'Valentino', 'Houdini' and 'Amelia' right now. god, they make even good bands seem worthless.
yet to fully crack 'amelia' but the debut is pretty wonderful
( :D )
'Amelia' is a beauty. I haven't gotten into Bows, yet (Luke Sutherland's post-LFK thang, folks who don't know).
I prefer it to LFK maybe. Here's a highlight: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jplKKy18rvE
2001 though so only tangential to this thread.
Loose Fur? I dare say I've not given them a sufficient listen! They do *seem* like something I'd go for.
echoing Nick Southall. although I am curious if you like said band.
oh, this Bows track is majestic. really, how the fuck does music this special go under the radar.
but basically nobody heard it because they all disregarded him after Blush for some wacky reason
in our knowledge of this arcane music.
(no, but everyone would be better off if they also knew).
to add to my Shrubbies nomination upthread (seriously, check it out)
This is Lusk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbemvMYHTV8 and this is 6 minutes of completely psych-frazzled joyriding prog-pop :D (if you like that, check out Doctor, which features one of my favourite freakout codas)
It's fucking incredible, one of the most monumental things they've ever done
(You Hung Your Lights In The Trees/A Craftsman's Touch, for those keeping score)
.....but the following are amazing albums that I don't hear many people talking about:
Salt - Auscultate
Moke - Superdrag
Compulsion - Comforter
Huge Baby - Super Frankenstein
And of course...
Cay - Nature Creates Freaks
...You might like these lost 90's classics
Jack - Biography Of A 1st Son
Gallon Drunk - Bedlam
Penthouse - Voyeurs Blues
supergroup featuring members of Medicine, Tool, and Failure.
I hated it when I first bought it because I expected it to sound like Tool. Later I rechecked it out when I found out Brad Laner was part of it and I like it much more than I did before. A nice psych-rock gem.
Free Mars: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbemvMYHTV8
someone's not read the thread
i mean, i agree though
Scarce - Deadsexy
Whipping Boy - Heartworm
American Music Club - Mercury
Buffalo Tom - Smitten
Cocteau Twins - Heaven or Las Vegas
Subcircus - Carousel
Afghan Whigs - Gentlemen
Senser - Stacked Up
Belly - Star
Strangelove - Love and Other Demons
Brad - Shame
China Drum - Goose Fair
Breeders - Last Splash
dEUS - WCS / In a bar / Ideal Crash
Eels - Beautiful Freak
The God Machine - One Last Laugh...
Madder Rose - Panic On
Smitten is arguably Buffalo Tom's weakest 90's album.