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are there any?
I politely disagree.
All shit. Same level of shit too.
Always one step behind bear ;)
Pearl Jam are awful but not wholly as bad as Coldplay and U2.
both bands have decent early records. 80s u2 is listenable and so is the majority of parachutes and rush of blood.
Its just theyre shite in general
I dislike U2 but find the Joshua Tree a good experience. (Unforgettable Fire and Achtung Baby also have some lovelyness). Parachutes is OK.
Both bands have descended into bland mush.
but somehow they're still shite in general despite that
Because all their records are consistently amazing.
Doesn't think this is true. Especially if they've listened to Are You Missing Winner.
What is wrong with just mildly liking the fall.
Didn't get the title of Are You Are Missing Winner right
(Ibis Afro-Man forever! lol)
And also how even the title is a misprint.
Crop Dust is amazing though.
but the last one was shit :(
otherwise pretty much true though (same for Unwound cuz they're like the same band lol)
please revise your answer
they're all fantastic though aren't they. ADMIT IT
although personally 13 Songs and Steady Diet are slightly below par, par being Repeater, Kill Taker, Red Medicine and End Hits, which is a ridiculously high par in the first place.
And I would have said the same about 13 a few years ago but I've seen the light now, it's a ridiculously good record
all one of his studio albums was of equal quality
Just listen to the quality of the guitar sound. As If last goodbye isn't one of the greatest things you ever heard
I do love them, but One Night Stand and In Our Heads are a cut above the rest.
Warning and Made in the dark are a cut above. One Night Stand sounds a bit thin and wimpy in parts - songs are good, but I wish they'd beefed up the low end.
copying me you copyer
but yeah pretty much
all his albums have some level of genius. Particularly his run from Harmony in Ultraviolet.
although I would say his run since HiUv (or maybe Imaginary Country) has been less amazing than the run up to it
Ravedeath and Virgins are right up there!
There are different things to admire about the two albums, but they are both equally great.
there's an absolute gulf of monumental proportions between You're Living All Over Me and, say, Hand it Over.
Though I do still like 'Hand It Over'. 'Alone' is a whopper tune.
Can't say I've heard them all but the 7 or 8 I have listened to are all pretty great.
But pretty hard to say the tape releases (if you count those) match the albums. And I don't think you could put Sweden or Zopilite Machine up against AHWT or The Sunset Tree.
But they've never done a bad album, for sure.
But some of them are truly fantastic - The Coroner's Gambit, All Hail West Texas, Tallahassee, The Sunset Tree.
The most correct statement that anyone could make about anything :)
Although, 'The Coroner's Gambit' is one I haven't heard so thanks for the tip. Can't wait to them live for first time in a couple of months.
Radio fucking head!!!!!!
every single album has been as shit as the previous one!!
Strictly I'd say only their debut 'The smells like teen spirit LP' really counts, being their only studio record
the other 2 are just great.
...and I know that anyone who really likes them will disagree with me, but I find all Mogwai albums to be 7.5/10 albums. All good but I've never found a single one to be great.
...and I don't know if we're counting that or not, I would also say that Pixies' albums are all 9/10 albums.
But they are nowhere near the brilliance of Surfer Rosa or Doolittle
I like to live in my own little fantasy world when it comes to things like this...
Indiana Jones is a terrific trilogy. Total Recall and Robocop are excellent 80/90's sci fi movies that have thankfully never been remade and the Pixies have a perfect discography ending with Trompe le Monde, thankfully they've never released an album since getting back together.
What? I'm happy this way, right.
I think the early albums are better than the later ones but they've never released a flat out classic or an absolute clunker. I will always listen to them but never expect them to change my life.
The albums have never matched the brilliance of the live experience - that is truly special.
Come On Die Young is a significant cut above the rest
which it's a significant cut below.
which is apparently what we do here it'd go:
Hardcore Will Never Die
If you want EP+6 it slots in ahead of Hardcore, Ten Rapid just behind Hardcore.
All are very good to great, and the top 4 are amazing. I think you'd get different answers from plenty of people about the order of those though.
yeah CODY (and EP+6/Ten Rapid) would be up top for me, the rest of that order I'd largely agree with although I'd probably have Mr. Beast below Hardcore.
still really like it though
but I'd go with 'All are frankly poor to very good'
Nah, Young Team is way out ahead of the rest of their discography and CODY is a bad album (guys, please stop pretending this is not the case. Holy shit CODY is so not a good album.). After CODY I think they've more or less settled into a fairly even 7/10 discography, but that's still a big step down from Young Team.
CODY is their best album.
They only have about five songs which they record different versions of for every album.
They're five good songs though.
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
All solid 7/8 /10 records, different in their own ways and all similarly flawed
I've not listened to their final one as I heard middling things about it, but I have found all the rest highly enjoyable without featuring a classic.
Lots of filler
I mean, I've not listened to that first one, but it's most likely wonderful pop fun.
Three brilliant albums, but I do think each one has been slightly better than the one before.
Apart from the fully formed 'you could easily have me' the rest is just casio doodles with drums on one track and vocals on another. Sounds like a bedroom demotape. I still own two copies of it. :/
More or less.
sneaks and kill the moonlight are their best. I think they've steadily tailed off since then, but not to the point where I don't go and listen to they new jams
Cant comment on their early stuff but for me the albums from Alligator to Trouble are consistently great without any of them being noticeably better/worse than the others.
Doubtless someone will disagree though...
Boxer remains my favourite but there's not a huge amount in it
The national are just the blandest band in existence. Like a worse elbow
This is the first band that came to my mind (tbh, they're simply one of my favourite).
I'll be uncool, but fuck it, if you have any reasonableness, you will agree with me: Arcic Monkeys, Kings of Leon, Kanye West, Beach House, Deerhunter, Tame Impala, Animal Collective (go relisten their last one).
Yeezy only works if you take out College Dropout and Twisted Fantasy. Those are head and shoulders above the others.
The others are much of a muchness, all have their highlights but are fairly inconsistent. Worried his next one could be a proper clanger though...
turn it up and halcyon digest are both shite compared to cryptograms and microcastle. monomania is somewhere in the middle but closer to the good end
Which are ok but nothing like the quality of the records from Alligator onwards.
There is no way one can make another like the music, he either likes it, or not, so I will not try to persuade you. I can only agree that the fist two albums are different from the rest, so it is understandable that one likes only their second phase, but, come on, man.. Cardinal Song, 90-Mile Watterwall, Fashion Coat, The Perfect Songs, Bitters and Absolut..
All for different reasons but all brilliant.
All for different reasons but all brilliant.
Michigan onwards at least.
then yeah, the Velvet Underground is probably the only band to have released albums that are all 10s.
VU and Nico 10 (11 really)
White Light/ White Heat 8
The Velvet Underground 10
Loaded 8 (it's definitely underrated but it's far from perfect)
Squeeze ? (Like most people I've always avoided listening to it)
Impenetrable protopunk masterpiece that gets a 10 from me. Nearly as good as VU and Nico although hardly anything surpasses that album.
The Velvet Underground and Loaded are a bit less than the sum of their parts for me, but still 10s compared to most music.
I know it's not as original or influential as the earlier records but it is just the most amazing collection of songs ever. Every single song on it is a classic.
White Light/White Heat is the exact opposite in my view - brave, extreme, massively influential but not actually that much fun to listen to. I think only the title track is a fully realised song.
both bands are 2 albums in, both albums are equally brilliant.