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Belle & Sebastian
going to the darklands
Just Like Honey is like 6th or 7th best track on that album and with a couple more from other albums ahead of it.
- Never Understand
- My Little Underground
- Something's Wrong
- a few tracks on Darklands
- their cover of Surfin USA
- a few tracks on Stoned & Dethroned (hugely underrated album, probably listen to it more than Psychocandy)
all better than Just Like Honey imo
except that cover of Surfin USA.
but yeah, so many more better tracks than Just Like Honey. As much as I like that track, I got sick of hearing about it a long time ago as it seems like the only track people know by JAMC. I file that track under "Your music taste is probably boring if this is your favorite track by the artist."
but the first 'proper' track, then Nas.
The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster - Celebrate Your Mother
The Hours - Ali in the Jungle
The Verve... almost. Star Sail is what I consider to be their best song to feature on an album. Not quite as good as Gravity Grave though.
but I struggle to separate tracks on that album, it being so good. I'd also go for She's A Superstar or Feel over Gravity Grave.
Isn't even on the album
'Chrisrine' whups them both.
Never has so much promise led to such a disappointing career
Absolutely. 'Christine' was the first track I heard by them and its still one of may all time favourite guitar pop songs. Terry Bickers guitar sound on it is a thing of wonder. The album it came from though is very mediocre.
Christine live on southbank show. Magic.
...are also great songs.
they named them thrice
and you just said that for a cheap pun. Which is allowable.
But it isn't their best song
How many other bands have that same thing where the artist/band/song name is exactly the same all in one go? Only other I can think of is Veronica Falls.
fuck knows why
I think every Belle & Sebastian fan has a different favourite song, never really struck me as a band who have a sort of set defined 'best song' or even most popular song
If not their best is very close to it. Awesome song. Captures a lovely sense of optimism.
I don't entirely agree, but I don't think I could make a good argument against that choice.
couldn't agree more
despite being synonymous with Neu! and Krautrock in general, it really only describes a 1/3 of their catalogue; but damned if hallogallo ain't great.
Dramamine? If so... Yeah probably
(not going to count the later released Sad Sappy Sucker etc) - many great songs followed but Dramamine remains my favourite.
don't be silly
everyone knows it's Slide Away or Live Forever
Well it's the second track but it's close. Does anyone know if the album's any good?
...Tends to get a little overlooked due to loads of great albums coming out around that time plus the fact they didn't really fit in: too old and musically accomplished to be punk, too retro and trad for post punk. The songwriting is absolutely top drawer though. I think they've better songs than 'AGAP' but I wouldn't argue vociferously if someone thought otherwise. I've not listened to it for years, going to dig it out today :)
Would be a valid choice, though my favourite song of theirs never quite remains the same.
In that they've barely released a poor track, never mind a poor album.
Pretty hard to choose a best song, but if pressed I would go with Sour Times or Machine Gun
I'm going to start a band called Poetics Head
or as i call them:
the shite stripes apart from their first album which is really good
Show me a better pop-punk song than Carousel.
but then there's a few other tracks on OPM that I think are probably just about better
although in terms of lyrics Turn the Page trounces everything else he ever wrote
never really got into Dog Man Star though
Fair enough. There's a track on 'DMS' that's a virtual rewrite of 'So Young' called 'Heroine' that I think improves on it. Aside from that I'd say they've a good 12-15 songs better than it.