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Ok, different thread cos I don't feel like flooding the lists one. Hopefully this will go on slowly but surely for a few weeks, even if I release the whole list soon. I'd like to show a bit more of gratitude towards all these records that stayed with me, through all kinds of moments, during what was a defining decade if my life. More of an internal useless process than an outwards vanity one, if it makes sense...

100. Phoenix - Ti Amo (2017, #23)



From its original 23rd position on my 2017 list, I've been slowly seduced by this unworried, serenely uplifting work and found myself coming back to it. A satin gloved punch as response to Brexit and the Bataclan terror. Wine-smelling, icecream-naming, it can be seen as too hedonistic, superficial, aristocratish. But I prefer to look at it as the soft ode to an idealized country, a celebration of a way of life (Italian/Mediterranean/European) or just a toast to life. Lively it is, and livelier live.



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« Feb 6, 2020 16:17:02 GMT »
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Wow, I appreciate you going all in. Mines just a list, no pics or comments. Might post it in a minute actually

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« Feb 6, 2020 16:47:23 GMT »
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ah excellent barny, looking forward to this thread unfolding

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I reckon he will get to about 85 before thinking fuck this and just posting the list in full without comment.

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I reckon he will get to about 85 before thinking fuck this and just posting the list in full without comment.


Probably when SRK will start going to his gigs #amirite


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« Feb 11, 2020 12:31:22 GMT »
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Yep, looks promising :-X

I was trying to write something for my #99 pick, then realized I might prefer another record I discarded, my brain short-circuited and here we are.

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I reckon he will get to about 85 before thinking fuck this and just posting the list in full without comment.
Probably when SRK will start going to his gigs #amirite



Full disclosure, this gig went over my head the first time I read it

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This reminds me of The Daily Pollard.

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At least I kept it up like 3 days

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« Feb 11, 2020 13:51:38 GMT via mobile »
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Also reminds me of Tucker's Travel Diaries. It should be a great read but fuck all has happened.

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Probably when SRK will start going to his gigs #amirite

Full disclosure, this gig went over my head the first time I read it


Correct usage of grammar was never your strong suit, so I can understand how that might happen.

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Also reminds me of Tucker's Travel Diaries. It should be a great read but fuck all has happened.
Ouch.

And people wonder why I give consideration to retiring that thread  :-X

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« Feb 11, 2020 14:44:34 GMT »
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I might come back to this tbh (I won't)

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« Feb 11, 2020 17:15:32 GMT via mobile »
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This is like the Soapbox version of the Fyre Festival

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New strategy to save it: no order. I'll write about whatever, whenever, we're meant to be together
Shakira would not make my 200xs list


49 .- Japanese Breakfast - Psychopomp (2016, #7)



The only thing against this I can say is the length, it’s simply too short to gain a higher spot on my list, but it’s one of those records I genuinely love every time it’s on. The production is amazing for a lofi record, specially the way it suits the needs of each song. The initial lyrics of 'In Heaven' are devastating, it breaks my heart everytime I hear it. Then 'Everybody Wants To Love You' sounds so cheery. Truth is the record is at least as sad as this thread (before this surprising resumption)



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15 .- Crocodiles - Sleep Forever (2010, #3)



Ah… if Crocodiles were British this would be considered a classic. Krautrock + surf + shoegaze with Suicide undertones and taking from Britpop brilliant ideas like having some songs bigger than life (Mirrors, title track, Hearts of Love). I’ll never forgive them not making the coda of ..Hexes.. something bigger though.



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Yeah big fan of that Crocodiles lp Barny. First couple of albums were amazing but they've gone a bit forgettable with the last ones.

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« Feb 21, 2020 8:26:09 GMT »
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yeah it depressed me and slowly crushed my soul; i like it

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« Feb 21, 2020 15:57:07 GMT »
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Never got into Crocodiles much. Spent a bit of time with their debut over the last few days and really like it.

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I really enjoy them obviously, all their albums have at least 2 or 3 jewels.

The highlight of my short-lived, terrible band was when jp (in 2010?) told a song of ours sounded like early Crocodiles

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