I still love you really, Karl (Karl Kennedy's wife, backing vox, live @ the Gabba circa 2008)
I reckon The Stands debut is better than The Coral's. I've seen the latter a few times but they've never done much for me minus a few big tunes. My list would be a 100m sprint but I'd arguably have It's A Wonderful Life by Sparklehorse at no.1. Fucking yes, Mark Linkous was/is a godsend. Sunshine from Good Morning Spider is currently my favourite song by anyone.
outrageous comment. as I said listened to the stands the other day, some lovely stuff on there....i remember going straight to buy it after hearing "when this river" on the radio (yeah went to hmv and paid money for a record wow crazy teemz) BUT....
the coral debut is magnificent, genuinly not a "bad" song on there and most of its pretty awesome. blew my mind when I first heard it....i - at the point - had only really been into oasis-y type stuff, "straight" music is the best way I think I'd describe it....and it got me listening / curious about a lot of different things (beefheart, love, pink Floyd, the stairs, even the Supremes via "my heart is empty without you" amongst others)
Blinking lights is not a compilation btw (If what you meant?)
Wtf After all these years yet I'm sure I read it was a b-sides and rarities collection You're right, I've been conned. Maybe I dreamt it. I actually had a power nap yesterday and dreamt I was inside Eva Braun's house and Hitler turned up all angry. Needless to say I woke up in a frenzy while still in a coma. I was only asleep for an hour, a complete headfuck. So yes, I probably dreamt it. Never doubt the Karl.
It didn't work when I wrote that but it's working now like it used to.
I'll just order/pick from my current RYM ratings and probably miss a few because of that but a pretty representative list I will get. I'm thinking it was a pretty bad decade for bands or artists from previous decades, much like the eighties, wasn't it? Except maybe a few who had their peak on the mid-to-late 90s and didn't really follow any trend (SFA, Nick Cave, Eels, Beck, PJ).
I still have to decide which Oasis album to include tbh.
I still have to decide which Oasis album to include tbh.
Surely this is straightforward?!
00s had some great music although 90s still rules even though britpop hasn't stood the test of time much overall, imo. Without doubt the best two eras. Even 60s doesn't do much for me minus Dylan and Nico.
Post by Columbia_rocks_man on Jun 19, 2018 14:46:23 GMT
Here's a top 50. I saw at least two-thirds of these artists play live around the time they were promoting their respective albums. But not The Beta Band. FFS.
1) The Streets - Original Pirate Material 2) British Sea Power - The Decline of British Sea Power 3) Primal Scream - XTRMNTR 4) Franz Ferdinand - s/t 5) Camera Obscura - Let's Get Out of This Country 6) White Stripes - Elephant 7) Jay Z - The Black Album 8) Mclusky - Mclusky Do Dallas 9) Death From Above 1979 - You're A Woman, I'm a Machine 10) The Beta Band - Hot Shots II 11) The Twilight Sad - Fourten Autumns & Fifteen Winters 12) Super Furry Animals - Rings Around the World 13) 1990s - Kicks 14) The Delgados - Universal Audio 15) The Go! Team - Thunder, Lightening Strike 16) The Horrors - Primary Colours 17) Clinic - Internal Wrangler 18) Mull Historical Society - Loss 19) Dizzee Rascal - Boy In Da Corner 20) Morrissey - You Are The Quarry 21) The Futureheads - s/t 22) The Music - s/t 23) Neon Neon - Stainless Style 24) Camera Obscura - My Maudlin Career 25) White Stripes - White Blood Cells 26) The Aliens - Luna 27) The Streets - A Grand Don't Come For Free 28) Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Fever to Tell 29) 1990s - Cookies 30) Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots 31) PJ Harvey - Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea 32) The Strokes - Room on Fire 33) Blur - Think Tank 34) British Sea Power - Open Season 35) Morrissey - Ringleader of the Tormentors 36) The Fall - Fall Heads Roll 37) Super Furry Animals - Hey Venus! 38) Franz Ferdinand - You Could Have it So Much Better 39) The Aliens - Astronomy for Dogs 40) The Libertines - Up the Bracket 41) Amy Winehouse - Back to Black 42) Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not 43) Antony and the Johnsons - I Am a Bird Now 44) Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Howl 45) The Strokes - Is This It 46) Wild Billy Childish & the Musicians of the British Empire - Punk Rock at the British Legion Hall 47) Outkast - Stankonia 48) The Stands - All Years Leaving 49) Danger Mouse - The Grey Album 50) Outkast - Speakerboxx/The Love Below
Well, that took some doing. But looking down the list, it has to be my favourite decade I reckon. In 30 years time when I do an all time list of favourite albums, i reckon a good chunk of those will feature.
1 Joanna Newsom- Ys 2 The Shins- Wincing The Night Away 3 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds- No More Shall We Part 4 Ryan Adams- Heartbreaker 5 Radiohead- Kid A 6 The White Stripes- Elephant 7 Wilco- Yankee Hotel Foxtrot 8 The Libertines- Up The Bracket 9 The Walkmen- Bows and Arrows 10 Sufjan Stevens- Illinois 11 The Strokes- Is This It 12 Arcade Fire- Funeral 13 The Good The Bad & The Queen- s/t 14 The National- Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers 15 Yeah Yeah Yeahs- Fever To Tell 16 Grizzly Bear- Yellow House 17 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds- Abbatoir Blues/Lyre of Orpheus 18 The Shins- Chutes Too Narrow 19 Fleet Foxes- Fleet Foxes 20 Madvillain-Madvillainy 21 The National- Alligator 22 Iron & Wine- The Shepherd's Dog 23 Ty Segall - Ty Segall 24 Grizzly Bear- Veckatimest 25 The White Stripes- White Blood Cells 26 The Flaming Lips- Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots 27 The National - Boxer 28 No Age- Nouns 29 Andew Bird- Noble Beast 30 Radiohead- Hail To The Thief 31 Outkast- Stankonia 32 Bon Iver- For Emma, Forever Ago 33 Burial- Untrue 34 Antony & The Johnsons - I Am a Bird Now 35 The Shins - Oh Inverted World 36 Art Brut- Bang Bang Rock n Roll 37 Deerhunter- Cryptograms 38 Bonnie Prince Billy- Beware 39 Laura Marling- Alas I Cannot Swim 40 Bill Callahan - Sometimes I Wish We Were an Eagle 41 Woodpigeon - Treasure Library Canada 42 Quasimoto- The Unseen 43 Any Winehouse- Back to Black 44 The Mountain Goats - Tallahassee 45 Bloc Party- Silent Alarm 46 Band of Horses- Everything All The Time 47 Animal Collective- Feels 48 The Coral - The Coral 49 The Low Anthem- Oh My God, Charlie Darwin 50 Iron & Wine- Our Endless Numbered Days 51 Coldplay - A Rush of Blood To The Head 52 Outkast- Speakerbox/The Love Below 53 Kings of Leon - Youth and Young Manhood 54 Arcade Fire- Neon Bible 55 The Knife- Silent Shout 56 LCD Soundsystem- Sound of Silver 57 M.I.A. - Kala 58 Vampire Weekend- Vampire Weekend 59 Dizzee Rascal- Boy in Da Corner 60 Sufjan Stevens- Greetings from Michigan- The Great Lakes State 61 Belle & Sebastian - The Life Pursuit 62 PJ Harvey- Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea 63 Four Tet- Rounds 64 TV On The Radio- Dear Science 65 Dirty Projectors- Bitte Orca 66 Animal Collective- Merriweather Post Pavilion 67 MGMT- Oracular Spectacular 68 Bright Eyes- I'm Wide Awake it's Morning 69 Wild Beasts - Two Dancers 70 Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP 71 Arctic Monkeys- Whatever People Say…. 72 Radiohead- In Rainbows 73 Panda Bear- Person Pitch 74 Devendra Banhart- Rejoicing In The Hands 75 Andrew Bird- Andrew Bird & The Mysterious Production of Eggs 76 Okkervil River- Blacksheep Boy 77 Wu Tang Clan - The W 78 Franz Ferdinand- Franz Ferdinand 79 The Clientele- Suburban Light 80 Deerhunter- Microcastle/Weird Era Continued 81 Interpol- Turn On The Bright Lights 82 Bob Dylan-Modern Times 83 Dan Auerbach - Keep It Hid 84 Tom Vek - We Have Sound 85 The Cribs- The New Fellas 86 Tom Waits- Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards 87 Spank Rock - YoYoYoYoYo 88 The Roots- Phrenology 89 Andrew Bird- Armchair Apocrypha 90 Gnarls Barkley- St Elsewhere 91 Radiohead- Amnesiac 92 D'Angelo- Voodoo 93 Portishead- Third 94 The Microphones- The Glow ptII 95 Bright Eyes- Fevers and Mirrors 96 Common- Like Water for Chocolate 97 Feist- The Reminder 98 Battles- Mirrored 99 Daft Punk- Discovery 100 Yeasayer- All Hour Cymbals
This is simply too hard to overthink, so I better spit it out now. The order could and probably should change, there are lots of records I'd like to add, but I'm sure all of my 40 picks NEED to be included.
1. The Strokes - Is This It? 2. BRMC - Howl 3. The Libertines - Up The Bracket 4. Mando Diao - Bring 'Em In 5. The Horrors - Primary Colours 6. Fleet Foxes - Fleet Foxes 7. The Strokes - Room On Fire 8. The Exploding Hearts - Guitar Romantic 9. Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot 10. Eels - Hombre Lobo 11. MGMT - Oracular Spectacular 12. Kasabian - Kasabian 13. Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Says I Am, That's What I'm Not 14. Black Lips - Let It Bloom 15. The Rifles - The Great Escape 16. The Libertines - The Libertines 17. Mando Diao - Hurricane Bar 18. Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand 19. Kings Of Leon - Youth And Young Manhood 20. The Cribs - Ignore The Ignorant 21. Brakes - Touchdown 22. The White Stripes - Elephant 23. The Vines - Highly Evolved 24. BRMC - BRMC 25. Devendra Banhart - Smokey Rolls Down Thunder Canyon 26. The White Stripes - Get Behind Me Satan 27. The Shins - Chutes Too Narrow 28. of Montreal - Satanic Panic in the Attic 29. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Clap Your Hands Say Yeah 30. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Abattoir Blues / The Lyre of Orpheus 31. Daft Punk - Discovery 32. Arcade Fire - Funeral 33. The Raconteurs - Broken Boy Soldiers 34. Triángulo de Amor Bizarro - Triángulo de Amor Bizarro 35. Richard Hawley - Lady's Bridge 36. Animal Collective - Strawberry Jam 37. Black Lips - Good Bad Not Evil 38. Beck - Sea Change 39. Coldplay - A Rush of Blood to the Head 40. 1990s - Kicks
as expected mine hasn't really changed much since my original post. it's the decade for me that's most associated with going out, good times, certain gigs etc so there's a lot more of those associations going into the choices more than any other decade meaning it's less likely to change over the years.
1, life without buildings - any other city 2, the hold steady - boys and girls in america 3, the pains of being pure at heart - the pains of being pure at heart 4, four tet - rounds 5, joanna newsom - the milk eyed mender 6, joanna newsom - ys 7, the twilight sad - fourteen autumns and fifteen winters 8, nick cave and the bad seeds - no more shall we part 9, british sea power - the decline of british sea power 10, the raveonettes - lust lust lust 11, primal scream - xtrmntr 12, radiohead - kid a 13, black rebel motorcycle club - brmc 14, sufjan stevens - illinois 15, the brian jonestown massacre - bravery repetition and noise 16, buck 65 - talkin honkin blues 17, kanye west - college dropout 18, morrissey - you are the quarry 19, lcd soundsystem - sound of silver 20, bon iver - for emma, forever ago 21, j dilla - donuts 22, burial - untrue 23, girls - album 24, grandaddy - sumday 25, magoo - the all electric amusement arcade 26, seafood - when do we start fighting 27, the national - boxer 28, the wave pictures - instant coffee baby 29, the wedding present - take fountain 30, the fall - imperial wax solvent 31, the broken family band - hello love 32, super furry animals - hey venus 33, jay reatard - blood visions 34, magoo - realist week 35, belle and sebastian - dear catastrophe waitress 36, herman dune - not on top 37, why? - elephant eyelash 38, vivian girls - vivian girls 39, the hold steady - almost killed me 40, crocodiles - summer of hate
1. Turn On The Bright Lights - Interpol (2002) 2. BRMC - BRMC (2001) 3. Journal For Plague Lovers - Manic Street Preachers (2009) 4. Lost Souls - Doves (2000) 5. Howl - BRMC (2005) 6. Funeral - Arcade Fire (2004) 7. Finelines - My Vitriol (2001) 8. Kid A - Radiohead (2000) 9. Take Them On, On Your Own - BRMC (2003) 10. Antics - Interpol (2004) 11. With Love And Squalor - We Are Scientists (2006) 12. It's Blitz! - Yeah Yeah Yeahs (2009) 13. In Rainbows - Radiohead (2007) 14. American Idiot - Green Day (2004) 15. Fever To Tell - Yeah Yeah Yeahs (2003) 16. Whip It On - The Raveonettes (2002) 17. Send Away The Tigers - Manic Street Preachers (2007) 18. Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles (2008) 19. Dig Out Your Soul - Oasis (2008) 20. Our Love To Admire - Interpol (2007) 21. Directions To See A Ghost - The Black Angels (2008) 22. Kingdom Of Rust - Doves (2009) 23. Don't Believe The Truth - Oasis (2005) 24. Songs For The Deaf - QOTSA (2002) 25. The Last Broadcast - Doves (2002) 26. Neon Bible - Arcade Fire (2007) 27. XTRMNTR - Primal Scream (2000) 28. The Green Album - Weezer (2001) 29. Warning - Green Day (2000) 30. Passover - The Black Angels (2006) 31. Hail To The Thief - Radiohead (2003) 32. Bleed American - Jimmy Eat World (2001) 33. Free All Angels - Ash (2001) 34. The White Stripes - White Blood Cells (2001) 35. Some Cities - Doves (2005) 36. Rated R - Queens of the Stone Age (2000) 37. Primary Colours - The Horrors (2009) 38. The Eraser - Thom Yorke (2006) 39. What It Is To Burn - Finch (2002) 40. Pretty In Black - The Raveonettes (2005) 41. SOTSOG - Oasis (2000) 42. Amnesiac - Radiohead (2001) 43. Show Your Bones - Yeah Yeah Yeahs (2006) 44. Speakerboxxx/The Love Below - Outkast (2003) 45. Up The Bracket - Libertines (2002) 46. In and Out of Control - The Raveonettes (2009) 47. 21st Century Breakdown - Green Day (2009) 48. Brain Thrust Mastery - We Are Scientists (2008) 49. Bleed Like Me - Garbage (2005) 50. Lust Lust Lust - The Raveonettes (2007)