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CranesAreFlying



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2003 08:51    Post subject: Reply with quote

serious cheating here:

1) Spiritualized - Ladies and Gentlemen... the ultimate album to listen to alone if yer down. walk the streets with headphones on, and think about how empty everything is......
2) U2 - Zooropa. I don't know man, I love and hate this band. they're great despite themselves. but on this one Edge shits as opposed to getting off the pot, and Eno smacks them all upside the head to great effect. not to mention the terrific cameo by Johnny Cash.
3) Boo Radleys - C'mon Kids. first Boos album I was exposed to. I remember hearing 'Four Saints' in my friend's car and just thinking, "what the hell kind of song is THAT! and what's with the big Queen ending?!" very art and very rock, but pleasantly not Art-Rock.
4) the Clash - Sandinista! "Washington bullets want Castro dead." triple record where they really branched out musically. more political, more experimental than their earlier stuff. chock full o' naive optimism about a brighter future, which seems kind of nostalgic nowadays.
5) Jesus and Mary Chain - Munki. From Birthday straight down to Dreamlover these songs are damn good and produced really well. you can blast it real loud when you're pissed off, or even throw it on at a party. unfortuantely their last record. Jim now does Freeheat half-heartedly with Romi Mori and William makes really scary Syd Barrett-esque acoustic records under the name Lazycame.
6) the Residents - Duck Stab. the Residents have been adamantly deconstructing pop music since the early 70's or so. members still remain anonymous, and their live shows are incredible (messed up artsy theater stuff) and not to be missed. Duck Stab is so schizo its actually catchy.

and honorable mentions- kid A, the bends, Station to Station, Bossanova, Let it Bleed, Help!, Autechre ('98, don't know what this record is actually called, damn Warp People, always making things difficult Smile )
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birdman



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2004 14:01    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm a bit late on this, but what the heck... Here's today's standings:

1. Slowdive - Souvlaki
2. Swervedriver - Raise
3. The Boo Radleys - Giant Steps
4. Pixies - Surfer Rosa
5. Popsicle - Abstinence
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2004 15:17    Post subject: Reply with quote

1 Automatic For The People - REM
2 Moon Safari - Air
3 Deserters Songs - Mercury Rev
4 Dubnobassmyheadman - Underworld
5 Let It Come Down - Spiritualized
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2004 16:30    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ummmdeedooo

Shins- Chutes too narrow/oh inverted world! (melded together as one mighty album on a mix CD, which isnt cheating because I say so)
Guided by Voices- Bee Thousand
Boards of canada- MHTRTC
Grandaddy- Under the western Freeway
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I think I overlap with my twin on one or two of these, but fuck it, we're genetically the same person.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2004 23:27    Post subject: Reply with quote

went to see spiritualized on friday night. fuckin great it was. at the mo my five faves are:
nerd-in search of
spiritualized- ladies and gents
sigur ros- ()
the clash- london calling
flaming lips- anything by these but at the mo 'the soft bulletin' is edging it just cos of the drum sound on 'race for the prize' fuck that'll wake ya up on sunday mornin.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2006 09:57    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kinkster wrote:
I know I'm going to miss something and remember it later, but:

1.) Kingsize - loved it straight away, but even then it grew and grew and grew on me.

2.) OK Computer

3.) The Stone Roses

4.) Technique

5.) The White Album

Shall have chnaged my mind about all but Kingsize this time tomorrow

Kinkster


Two years down the line, time to update my list:

1.) The Boo Radleys - C'Mon On Kids
2.) Zabrinski - Koala Koordination
3.) Radiohead - OkComputer
4.) bravecaptain - All Watched Over By Machines Of Loving Grace.
4.) The Flaming Lips - At War With The Mystics.

See you again in two years!

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2006 10:04    Post subject: Reply with quote

1. advertisements for myself - bravecaptain
2. the violent femmes - the violent femmes
3. ocean rain - echo and the bunnymen
4. it takes a nation of millions to hold us back - public enemy
5. blonde on blonde - bob dylan

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2006 12:57    Post subject: Reply with quote

1. New Day Rising - Husker Du
2. Viva Dead Ponies - Fatima Mansions
3. Patio - Gorkys Zygotic Mynci
4. Blonde On Blonde - Bob
5. Reckoning - REM

so nothing after '94??!
Other honorable mentions: Giant Steps; Kingsize; Attack of the Grey Lantern; Isn't Anything; Kilimanjaro; Raindogs; Violent Femmes; Unknown Pleasures; Bummed; Modern Life Is Rubbish; The Who Sell Out; White Album (it would be on the main list were half of McCartney's compositions deleted)...
Friendloverplane was a very ambitious retrospective but now almost forgotten...
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2006 14:27    Post subject: Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2006 23:10    Post subject: Reply with quote

1. Boo Radleys - Kingsize
2. bravecaptain - advertisements for myself
3. Super Furry Animals - Love Kraft
4. Oasis - (What's The Story) Morning Glory?
5. Erasure - Nightbird
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2006 16:12    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really disagree on Spiritualized, it's very strong music but not the best album ever.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2006 17:42    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just 5 is so difficult....For now I think I'll go with

1. The Cure - Disintegration
2. The Boo Radleys - Giant Steps
3. Placebo - Without You I'm Nothing
4. bravecaptain - All Watched Over By Machines of Loving Grace
5. The Cowboy Junkies - The Trinity Session

Or maybe

1. The Cure - Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me
2. Massive Attack - Blue Lines
3. Radiohead - The Bends
4. Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense
5. Primal Scream - Xtrmntr
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2006 21:17    Post subject: Reply with quote

crooked rain crooked rain - pavement
murmur - rem
selected ambient 2 - aphex twin
young team - mogwai
69 love songs - magnetic fields


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 00:23    Post subject: Reply with quote

MS wrote:
Just 5 is so difficult....For now I think I'll go with

1. The Cure - Disintegration
2. The Boo Radleys - Giant Steps
3. Placebo - Without You I'm Nothing
4. bravecaptain - All Watched Over By Machines of Loving Grace
5. The Cowboy Junkies - The Trinity Session

Or maybe

1. The Cure - Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me
2. Massive Attack - Blue Lines
3. Radiohead - The Bends
4. Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense
5. Primal Scream - Xtrmntr


Now that is a list and a half! When it comes down to Disintegration and Kiss Me, it's a close run thing.
Radiohead are great and I have thought so ever since I heard Prove Yourself on Gary Davies and saw them for free at Nottingham Poly. The Bends does have a special place though.
I have to disagree with Tommy about 2 steps from the move. It is good, but in a way it's also good that it was their last album despite the tragic circumstances. I think if that's the direction they were going it wouldn't have been so good. Give me Bangkok Shocks...Saigon Shakes any day, even if only for Tragedy! It's such an injustice that a member of Motley Crue put a stop to Hanoi Rocks though.

Anyway, I reckon I would have to go with (in no particular order)

1. The Cure Disintegration (Kiss Me is at 1.5 though!)
2. Boo Radleys - Giant Steps (Just shows what can be if a band is left to do what they want to do with no inteference from record labels)
3. Marillion - Marbles (see above, also Afraid Of Sunlight at 3.5 Wink
4. Radiohead - The Bends (A truly great album)
5. This is where these lists get difficult! I'd have to go for Tom Waits - Blue Valentines, although once again 5.5 would probably be Small Change.

I also have to give an honorary mention to The Black Crowes' Southern Harmony And Musical Companion which could actually go in at a 0.5 I've not used and is also a great favourite of mine. Also William Orbit's Strange Cargo III!
I'll stop now before this becomes a top 50!


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 09:47    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bodenheim Snr wrote:

so nothing after '94??!


And I have nothing from before 96! Shocked

Let's think of a top 5 If I were to exclude the Last 10 years then....

1.) The White Album - The Beatles
2.) Low-Life - New Order
3.) Giant Steps - The Boo Radleys
4.) Forever Changes - Love
5.) Screamadelica

Honourable Mentions:

Beaster - Sugar, New Day Rising - Husker Du, Technique

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