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Whitacre D_WI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 12:44 PM
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My top-20 favorite albums are better than Koolzip's top-20 favorite albums
Time to put up or shut up, baby.

1. Love "Forever Changes"
2. Pixies "Surfer Rosa"
3. Neutral Milk Hotel "In the Aeroplane over the Sea"
4. Stooges "Fun House"
5. Bob Dylan "Blood on the Tracks"
6. John Coltrane "A Love Supreme"
7. Wire "Pink Flag"
8. Great Plains "Born in a Barn"
9. Sly & the Family Stone "There's a Riot Goin' On"
10. Serge Gainsbourg "Histoire de Melody Nelson"
11. Gibson Bros. "Dedicated Fool"
12. Prince "Purple Rain"
13. Ego Summit "The Room Isn't Big Enough"
14. Alternative TV "The Image Has Cracked"
15. John Fahey "The Transfiguration of Blind Joe Death"
16. X "Los Angeles"
17. Bassholes "Blue Roots"
18. Alice Cooper "Love It to Death"
19. The Rezillos "Can't Stand the Rezillos"
20. Gil Scott-Heron "Pieces of a Man"
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Colin Ex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 12:48 PM
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1. NEUTRAL MILK HOTEL? They fucking SUCK.
Edited on Tue May-25-04 01:02 PM by Colin Ex
Good choice on most of the rest of those, though. Except Alice Cooper.

-C

(PS -- 20 albums in my top 20 (no particular order, off the top of my head) --

1. Mogwai - Come On Die Young
2. Yo La Tengo - I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One
3. Aphex Twin - Richard D James Album
4. Belle and Sebastian - Tigermilk
5. Bad Religion - The Gray Race
6. Daft Punk - Discovery
7. Philip Glass - Koyaanisqatsi
8. Death Cab for Cutie - The Photo Album
9. Bjork - Debut
10. Orb - Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld
11. Massive Attack - Blue Lines
12. DJ Shadow - Endtroducing
13. The Mothers of Invention - We're Only In It for the Money
14. Radiohead - The Bends
15. Leaving Rouge - st
16. The Cure - Disintegration
17. Placebo - Black Market Music
18. Atmosphere - Godlovesugly
19. Yo La Tengo - Painful
20. The Clash - Combat Rock
21. Anal Cunt - Picnic of Love
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Whitacre D_WI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 12:48 PM
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2. Oh my God... are you Jeff Magnum?
:P
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Colin Ex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 01:08 PM
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10. Much to my suprise, I am not.
:-)

-C
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Whitacre D_WI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 01:09 PM
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11. Lies!
Edited on Tue May-25-04 01:11 PM by Whitacre D_WI
All lies! :P


on edit: Oh, you like Aphex Twin. That explains a lot. ;)

And I ain't heard Anal Cunt in years. Is that the album with "You Went to See Dishwalla and Everclear -- You're Gay" on it?
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Colin Ex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 07:19 PM
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41. Oh you did NOT.
NEVER EVER rag on Aphex Twin, or you request Such a Beating. :-)

I think the album with "You Went to See Dishwalla and Everclear -- You're Gay" on it is I Like It When You Die. I might be wrong, however.

Picnic of Love is the hilarious album consisting entirely of what sound like Bon Jovi acoustic b-sides, such as "I Respect Your Feelings as a Woman and a Human" and "Saving Ourselves for Marriage." It's something you have to hear to believe, really.

-C

Note -- I hate Bon Jovi.
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qwertyMike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 12:49 PM
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3. I've heard of five of these artists and heard two of those albums (Vinyl)
:(

Old Fart
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Whitacre D_WI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 12:58 PM
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5. Don't feel old about the vinyl.
I only have seven of the 20 on CD. The rest is rekkids.
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asthmaticeog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 12:57 PM
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4. Damn.
We have GOT to hoist a brew together one of these days, my man. That's a fine list. (Though I gotta agree with Colin Ex on NMH. Whatever.)
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Whitacre D_WI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 12:59 PM
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7. Well, it is a pretty Ohio-centric list.
What can I say? I'm still a Buckeye at heart.
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XNASA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 12:58 PM
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6. Those Rock, somewhat. Here's how I feel today.
1. Radiohead Ok Computer
2. Roxy Music For Your Pleasure
3. Matthew Sweet - Girlfriend
4. The Beach Boys Pet Sounds
5. The Beatles Revolver
6. My Bloody Valentine Loveless
7. The Clash London Calling
8. Joy Division Closer
9. Blur Parklife
10. Spritualized Ladies And Gentleman We Are Floating In Space
11. The Smiths The Queen In Dead
12. Sex Pistols Never Mind The Bollocks
13. David Bowie Low
14. Marvin Gaye Whats Going On
15. Patti Smith Horses
16. Kraftwerk Trans-Europe Express
17. The Stooges Fun House
18. Radiohead The Bends
19. Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin III
20. The Rolling Stones Exile On Mainstreet
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Whitacre D_WI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 01:04 PM
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8. You got some gooduns there.
Revolver, Loveless, London Calling, Closer, What's Going On, Exile -- all easily top-100 for me (though there's no way in hell I'd ever wanna try and formalize a top-100 list).

But I do like "Rubber Soul" better than "Revolver," and prefer both "The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars" and "Man Who Sold the World" to "Low." Mere quibbles, really, when talking about artists such as Bowie and the Beatles.
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XNASA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 01:09 PM
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12. It's difficult for me to pin down 1 LZ album as well.
I, II, III, IV......I mean, I love 'em all.

Ask me next week. I'm sure that I'd only have 10 of those on my Top 20 list.
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jpgray Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 01:19 PM
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14. I can't decide if Revolver or A Hard Day's Night is my favorite Beatles
But I agree with you and Whitacre on Fun House
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ProfessorGAC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 01:54 PM
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20. I'll Decide For You
Rubber Soul. That's it! No debate!
The Professor
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jpgray Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 02:01 PM
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21. A few of Lennon's numbers on there aren't among my favorites
'Nowhere Man' and 'In My Life' are pretty damn good, though.
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Whitacre D_WI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 02:20 PM
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25. "Girl" and "Norwegian Wood," too!
And no trace of "Yellow Submarine!"
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ProfessorGAC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 02:31 PM
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31. I Said No Debate!
I decided for you, and that's that! See how simple this is when all you have to do is let me decide for you?

Yeah, i think that album let rock turn the corner into art. Long before Sgt. Pepper, there was Rubber Soul! That's why it's my favorite Beatles record.
The Professor
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Whitacre D_WI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 02:33 PM
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34. And the songs are a lot better on RS than on "Pepper."
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Whitacre D_WI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 01:06 PM
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9. C'mon, where's Koolzip?
I wanna see him dis Serge, and I wanna see him try to fit both "Alien Lanes" and "Bee Thousand" in his top-20.

Oh, and of course his number one will be "Double Nickles on the Dime," even though everyone knows "What Makes a Man Start Fires" is a far superior record.

:P
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asthmaticeog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:04 PM
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37. Agreed on "What Makes a Man Start Fires"
My old band used to cover "Bob Dylan Wrote Propaganda Songs." We played it when we opened for Watt (usually a faux pas to cover the headliner, but once in a lifetime shot, you know?) and The Man, The Myth, The Mike was kind enough to autograph my vinyl copy of "Double Nickels on the Dime" that I've had since high school in the '80s. That was easily one of the coolest fucking days of my life.

Also, fuck pre-Gillard Guided By Voices.
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jpgray Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 01:16 PM
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13. Let me see, what would mine be?
Totally off the top of my head, and in no particular order:

Can - Future Days
The Fall - Hex Enduction Hour
Pink Floyd - Piper at the Gates of Dawn
Soft Machine - Volume II
Woody Guthrie - Asche Recordings
The Fall - This Nation's Saving Grace
The Kinks - Arthur
Beatles - Revolver
Beatles - A Hard Day's Night
Caravan - Caravan
Pere Ubu - The Modern Dance
Television - Marquee Moon
Beach Boys - Today!
Kraftwerk - Man Machine
Brian Eno - Another Green World
Spirit - Spirit
Captain Beefheart - Shiny Beast
Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley
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Whitacre D_WI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 01:20 PM
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15. "Modern Dance" is right up there...
...and "Marquee Moon" is the one album I've been kicking myself for leaving off the list. Seriously. It could easily be substituted for anything in the second 10, and I wouldn't complain.
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Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 01:26 PM
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16. Aside from Trane, we don't share any "favorite albums"
Therefore, you suck.

:D

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Whitacre D_WI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 01:28 PM
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17. Yeah, well...
You're a douchebag! :7
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jpgray Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 01:46 PM
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18. Electing not to expose your own choices for our perusal, eh?
Edited on Tue May-25-04 01:47 PM by jpgray
:D
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Whitacre D_WI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 01:47 PM
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19. He doesn't wanna admit that he likes Kenny G.
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Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 02:06 PM
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23. Fuck Kenny G.
I can fart better than that hack can play. In tune, too.

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ProfessorGAC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 02:33 PM
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35. The Next Original Idea The KG Has. . .
. . .will be his first! Ooooh, circular breathing! Big deal!
The Professor
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Whitacre D_WI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 10:09 AM
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63. Blue-Jay wants to fuck Kenny G?
Does your lovelier half know about your disturbing fetish?
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Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 02:11 PM
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24. I'll do it later when I'm not at work.
Too much going on here for more than a sentence or two at a time.

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Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 02:05 PM
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22. just to be contrary
Edited on Tue May-25-04 02:07 PM by 56kid
& to indicate the impossibility of picking a top 20, I'll list 20 that come to me off the top of my head from my collection

Devo, Are We Not Men?
the Clash, Sandinista
Coltrane, Live at the Village Vanguard
Neil Young, Tonight's the Night
Art Ensemble of Chicago, Third Decade
Kinks, Preservation Act 2
Parliament, Maggot Brain
Sir Doug, Texas Rock for Country Rollers
Sun Ra, Space is the Place
Jeff Beck, Blow by Blow
Roky Erickson, All That May Do My Rhyme
Miles Davis, Bitches Brew
Johnny Cash, Live at Madison Square
Sonics, Here are the Sonics!
Serge, Comic Strip (compilation)
Django, anything
Beatles, Revolver
Mingus, Ah Hum
Dylan, Highway 61 Revisited
Thelonius Monk, Underground

& think of how much isn't here! Charlie Parker, Peter Green, John Lee Hooker, Janis Joplin, Nirvana, the Minutemen, Schumann, James Brown, Ella, Etta, Bessie, ...
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Whitacre D_WI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 02:22 PM
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26. It's what's NOT listed that's most amazing.
I mean, fer Chrissakes -- no mention of the Beatles or Stones in my list. And I fucking love the Beatles and the Stones!
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Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 02:28 PM
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29. yep!
I didn't mention the Stones either and I Love Exile
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Whitacre D_WI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 02:32 PM
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32. I love Exile AND...
...I may like "Let It Bleed," "Sticky Fingers," and "Goat's Head Soup" even more!
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dolo amber Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 02:22 PM
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27. JUST for you, I'll do a top 20
NO TECHNO edition. (Which should be easy enough, since I prefer mixes to albums in that genre. ;))


In no particular order:

1. MBV - Loveless
2. Dead Kennedys - Give Me Convenience or Give Me Death
3. Failure - Fantastic Planet
4. GBV - Alien Lanes :P
5. Pixies (tie) - Surfer Rosa/Trompe Le Monde
6. Spiritualised - Laser Guided Melodies
7. Sonic Youth - Evol
8. Jesus and Mary Chain - Psychocandy
9. Dirty Three - Horse Stories
10. Jesus Lizard - Goat
11. Afghan Whigs - Congregation
12. Big Black - Atomizer
13. Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong - Ella and Louis (Best Cover Pic EVER!)
14. NWA - Straight Outta Compton
15. Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique
16. Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation of Millions...
17. Bad Brains - I Against I
18. Stone Roses (tie) - Stone Roses/Turns Into Stone
19. Lee Perry - Super Ape
20. Underworld - Dubnobasswithmyheadman (Yeah, so I lied... :P)

This was just off the top of my head. I'm sure if you'd posted this yesterday it would've been completely different. I'm wacky like that. :silly:
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Whitacre D_WI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 02:27 PM
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28. Hurrah for "Trompe le Monde!"
That and "Bossanova" are unfairly maligned by Pixies fans. Hell, I like 'em both better than "Doolittle" or "Come on Pilgrim."

A lot of folks didn't like that the last 2 Pixies albums didn't sound like the first 3. For that matter, Frank Black lost a lot of sales in the early days because he didn't sound like the Pixies.

That's the BEST thing about the Pixies -- they EVOLVED.
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dolo amber Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 02:32 PM
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33. Omg, do you remember
the wailing and rending of garments when that came out?! It was like Neil Armstrong shot the Pope or something...madness... :crazy:

I've always thought it was some of their best work. It's sort of the Pixies version of a 'feel good' album... :D
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Whitacre D_WI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 02:38 PM
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36. Charles stopped writing songs about the Old Testament...
...and started writing songs about aliens. Big deal.

Oh, and they brought in Eric Drew Feldman to play keys.

The funny thing is, it really WASN'T a departure. The Pixies were still the Pixies, it was the environment that had changed. Nirvana had broken, and Kurdt Cobain's dream was to remake "Surfer Rosa." The POP IDIOM by 1991 had shifted to Pixies circa '88! Therefore, as they had gone forward, the milieu had gone back; and they had become, once again, just like Billy Pilgrim, unstuck in time.
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Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 02:29 PM
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30. how did I forget Super Ape?
or Double Seven!
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asthmaticeog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:17 PM
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38. 20
In no particular order:

Pere Ubu "The Modern Dance"
My Bloody Valentine "Loveless"
Gang Of Four "Entertainment"
Naked Raygun "Jettison"
Ride "Nowhere"
This Moment in Black History "The Cleveland Finger"
Hum "Downward is Heavenward"
Bruce Springsteen "Nebraska"
Lungfish "Indivisible"
Stone Roses "s/t"
Led Zeppelin "Physical Graffitti"
Machine Go Boom "Thank You Captain Obvious"
Pixies "Doolittle"
Cream "Disraeli Gears"
Death of Samantha "Where the Women Wear the Glory and the Men Wear the Pants"
The Conservatives "This Album is a Soveriegn Nation"
Tortoise "s/t"
Dead Kennedys "Plastic Surgery Disasters"
Violent Femmes "Hallowed Ground"
Slint "Spiderland"

A little heavy on obscure Cleveland stuff, but fuck y'all, I'm from Cleveland by God Ohio. Smile when you say it. I've omitted the Beatles, Stones, Pistols, Clash and Ramones since I didn't want to run out of room on five bands.
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dolo amber Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 07:29 PM
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42. Naked Raygun
Excellent, excellent, criminally under-appreciated band..."Treason" still rocks my world. :toast:
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HornBuckler Donating Member (978 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:30 PM
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39. All The Posts Here Are Weird Indeed!
Except For A Few Of You, My Taste Is 180 - But Hey I Won't Humor You With My List

Oh Well Sure I Will - No Particular Order

1- Misfits "Pick One - But Pick One With Danzig Otherwise It's Shit"

2 - Clutch "Pick One"

3 - Primus "Pick One"

4 - Roky Erickson "Pick One"

5 - Rollins Band "Weight"

6 - Bob Dylan "Every Single Friggin' Album"

7 - Devo "Pick One"

8 - Joni Mitchell "Blue"

9 - Miles Davis "Bitches Brew"

10 - Jimi Hendrix "Are You Experienced?"

11 - Mississippi John Hurt "Last Sessions"

12 - Deicide "Once Upon The Cross"

13 - Cannibal Corpse "The Bleeding"

14 - Fear "The Record"

15 - Ween "The Mollusk/Pure Guava"

16 - Muddy Waters "Pick One"

17 - The Waterboys "Fisherman's Blues"

18 - Neil Diamond "Pick One"

19 - Tom Petty "Full Moon Fever"

20 - Danzig "How The Gods Kill"

In No Particular Order, That's My List :)
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Burma Jones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 03:31 PM
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40. Today's non-Orchestral Selection
I do like "legit" music as well.

1. Miles Davis "Kind of Blue"
2. Grateful Dead "Skull and Roses"
3. Beatles "The Beatles"
4. Camper van Beethoven "Our Beloved Revolutionary Sweetheart"
5. Dead Kennedys "Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables"
6. The Ramones "It's Alive"
7. John Coltrane "Giant Steps"
8. Pink Floyd "Meddle"
9. Iris DeMent "Infamous Angel"
10. Bob Dylan "Highway 61 Revisited"
11. The Who "Who's Next"
12. Beatles "Revolver"
13. Beach Boys "Souinds of Summer"
14. Paul Simon "Graceland"
15. Los Lobos "Just Another Band from LA"
16. Buddy Holly "Greatest Hits"
17. Patsy Cline "Greatest Hits"
18. Johnny Cash "Greatest Hits"
19. Hank Williams "The Singles Collection"
20. Grateful Dead "Europe '72"
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NightTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 08:01 PM
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43. My 100 Favorite Albums
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Whitacre D_WI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 08:03 PM
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44. Judy Henske, eh?
"High-Flying Bird" is quite good, but I'm really into "Farewell Aldebaran."
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RandomKoolzip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 08:57 AM
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45. BOHICA, baby.......
All right, here it is. You asked for it. Don't say I didn't warn ya.

1. 76% Uncertain- Hunka Hunka Burnin' Log
2. Ben Folds Five- Ben Folds Five
3. Emilio Cubiero- Death of an Asshole
4. Shudder to Think- Pony Express Record
5. Lotion- Nobody's Cool
6. Otis Redding- Otis Blue
7. XTC- Black Sea
8. Toots and the Maytals- Funky Kingston
9. The Minutemen- Post-Mersh, vol. 2 (HA!)
10. Green- Elaine Mackenzie
11. Hampton Grease Band- Music to Eat
12. Any Trouble- Where are all the Nice Girls?
13. Grateful Dead- second set, 11/22/72
14. Hot Snakes- Suicide Invoice
15. James Brown- Revolution of the Mind
16. K. McCarty- Dead Dog's Eyeball
17. Husker Du- New Day Rising
18. Guided by Voices- Isolation Drills
19. Van Der Graaf Generator- The Quiet Zone
20. Cheap Trick- Cheap Trick


I didn't want to repeat anything from your list. And tomorrow this list might look completely different. Your list has the advantage in the hipness factor, I guess.

I also avoided all the obvious choices, like the Beatles, Stones, Dylan, etc. shit you see on EVERYFUCKINBODY's list.

PS why do you always post the good stuff when I'm not around?!
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NashVegas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 09:27 AM
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47. If I Get to Be Judge
RKZ is bozz.
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Whitacre D_WI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 09:43 AM
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49. You don't get to be judge.
Koolzip invalidated his list by including "Grateful Dead- second set, 11/22/72." It's not an invalidation based upon Dead-hatred (can't stand 'em, but there's plenty on my list other people cant' stand), but based upon the fact that BOOTS DON'T FUCKIN' COUNT! and in no way is that an "album" by any accepted standard. If he woulda listed one of the "Dick's Picks" series, those are albums. Even better, if he chose Zappa's "Beat the Boots" stuff. But he didn't. And therefore, the list is invalid.

Sheesh, I thought I was being generous by not yelling at people who posted "greatest hits" comps. ;)
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RandomKoolzip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 09:53 AM
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53. Oh, I forgot "Queen's Greatest Hits."
Whoops!


Okay, lose the Dead boot; to replace it:

Soul Junk- 1953


Great band; have you heard 'em before?
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Whitacre D_WI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 09:58 AM
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58. Never heard of 'em.
But shit, I'd rather listen to "Killer Queen" than a 26-minute version of "Dark Star" any day.
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Westegg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 01:00 PM
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74. You know, dear boy, that it's possible to do both...
...And you'll be the better for doing it back-to-back-to-back-to-back.
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Whitacre D_WI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 09:45 AM
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50. Oh, go back to your Andrew W.K. bootlegs, wussy.
why do you always post the good stuff when I'm not around?!

I just like fuckin' with ya is all. ;)
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RandomKoolzip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 09:51 AM
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52. Ain't no man call me a wussy 'cept mah momma!
Don't worry, you won this contest; there's no way you can dis the Pixies or Miles Davis without inviting the wrath of the DU hip squad, who apparently also think Franz Ferdinand is a good band.
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Whitacre D_WI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 09:55 AM
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54. Ooh!
Ain't you the one who always says "I like more music than I dislike," and ain't I the one who always says "everything sucks?"

C'mon, FF is a good band. They are NOT, however, a memorable band. They're a good band amid a sea of good bands; and I'm far more interested in the GREAT bands.
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RandomKoolzip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 10:03 AM
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60. I just can't stand hype.
And I can't stand spontaneously generated consensus opinion; when immediately dozens of people say some band is great and immediately they get a feature review in MOJO and immediately they're getting publicity everywhere and they've only played like 30 shows, I don't think, "well, jeez, thjey must be good!" I think, "jeez, their record company is really working overtime to promote this band."

Remember Hipsway? Sigue Sigue Sputnik? The Strokes? We are Going To Eat You? Gay Dad? Menswe@r? Franz Ferdinand will go the way of all these bands; they're nine-day wonders. Fucking British music press.......


And yes, for every band or artist I say I hate, I can name ten I really dig. So it's not like I'm some crank bellowing in the woods.
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Whitacre D_WI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 10:07 AM
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62. Damn right.
I'm the crank bellowing in the woods.

And don't you forget it.

P.S. I fucking can't stand Everclear. The band, that is. Goddamned well hate 'em. "Everclear," the AMC album was damn good, though. Everclear the booze is an abomination unto God. I hope I have cleared up the Everclear confusion between us.
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dolo amber Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 09:56 AM
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57. What's wrong with
Franz? I'm not a rabid fan or anything but I think they're vastly more listenable than 99% of the SHITE that comes out these days...What's your beef, mister? :P
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Whitacre D_WI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 09:58 AM
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59. He learned it from YOU, dolo amber!
He learned it by watching you! :cry:
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RandomKoolzip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 10:46 AM
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66. That's right!
Edited on Wed May-26-04 10:52 AM by RandomKoolzip
I do coke so I can work longer....so I can earn more money....so I can do more coke....so I can work longer....so I can earn more money....so I can do more coke....so I can work longer....so I can earn more money....so I cna do more coke.....


There's so much hype surrounding this band, there's no WAY they could be that good. I've heard 'em.....They're okay; just okay. the goddamn British music press takes these above average-but not excellent- bands and inflates them into "the second coming of _______" and then you hear 'em and you're like "Jeez, they sound like Pavement crossed with the Strokes, the lyrics are the same old impressionistic nonsense, the singer sounds bored, and the guitar player uses a chorus pedal sometimes." BFD.

Meanwhile, in the power-pop underground, there's thousands of bands who are inventive, have singers who can sing, capable instrumentalists, and facile songwriting, but the press shuns them because they're "retro."

YES, I'M A CRANKY OLD MAN AT THE TENDER AGE OF 29.


I'd rather listen to Everclear (the band) than Franz Ferdidnand; there's simply more going on there. It's all subjective anyways......
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dolo amber Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 11:18 AM
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70. You cranky old man
:P :D :*
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chenGOD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 11:04 AM
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69. I don't really like The Pixies that much...
I much prefer Husker Du or Sonic Youth to them any day...or the Buzzcocks or the Cramps or Butthole Surfers or Killdozer

I dunno Franz Ferdinand at all...but Lightning Bolt are outstanding!!
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RandomKoolzip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 11:23 AM
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71. Me too.
I'm listening to the Buzzcocks right now.

Actually I like Frank Black's solo stuff more than I like the Pixies. I think he really came into his own as a vocalist and songwriter after he left the band.

Lightning Bolt....whew! Still haven't seen 'em live, still DYING to see 'em live. It's funny how much they sound like Space Streakings, though.
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NashVegas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 09:25 AM
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46. Feh ..
Edited on Wed May-26-04 09:26 AM by Crisco
1. Julian Cope - Peggy Suicide
2. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds - Live Seeds
3. Replacements - Tim
4. Hunters & Collectors - Human Frailty
5. PJ Harvey - Rid of Me
6. OMD - Junk Culture
7. Muzsiks - Bartk Album
8. Pretenders - Pretenders
9. Screamin' Jay Hawkins - Voodoo Jive
10. Nil Lara - Nil Lara
11. Kate Bush - The Dreaming
12. Stone Roses - Stone Roses
13. Throwing Muses - The Real Ramona
14. Skip Spence - Oar
15. Washboard Sam - Rockin' My Blues Away
16. U2 - Achtung Baby
17. Lucinda Williams - World Without Tears
18. Camper Van Beethoven - Our Beloved Revolutionary Sweetheart
19. Cordelia's Dad - Comet
20. Soft Boys - Underwater Moonlight
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Whitacre D_WI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 09:39 AM
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48. Richie Unterberger would like your list better than mine.
Screw Richie Unterberger! I am King God! :P
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NashVegas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 09:49 AM
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51. nah
He put Love higher on his list than Skip Spence.

but what does Richie Know?
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RandomKoolzip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 09:56 AM
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55. He knows enough to introduce the Mystic Tyde to the world.
Wow, they were really somethin'! Since that first Unteberger book came out, I've been searching high and low for more Mystic Tyde (and Martin Newell).

Too bad that "Urban Spacemen" follow-up book was so mediocre (except for the Randy Holden chapter)
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Whitacre D_WI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 10:05 AM
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61. That book was what introduced me to "Farewell Aldebaran."
Speaking of which, how you like it?
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RandomKoolzip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 10:50 AM
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67. Dig it...very creepy stuff.
I'd been searching for that album since I was a teenage Zappa freak.

Believe it or not, I actually like the Nico MORE than the Henske-Yester! I totally avoided Nico for so long since I hate that first VU album (Sorry, I think it's unintentionally funny, esp. Nico's songs), but man, did she ever improve! She can actually SING on Marble Index; who'da thunk it? And the backing is exquisite.

Thanks for that CD...nothing beats listening to Nico drone on about shipwrecks and skeletons on a warm sunny spring day.
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Whitacre D_WI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 11:52 AM
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72. Don't forget the dragonfly.
VU & Nico is probably my least favorite VU record. I certainly don't hate it, but I do find it to be WAY overrated. After that and "Chelsea Girls," though, who woulda thought Nico could write her own songs? GOOD songs? And those avant-Cale arrangements are suhweet!

The last song on the H/Y album is one of my favorite songs ever. About 2 minutes in, when Jerry's voice gets all distorted, and he's droning on about how "Alpha Centauri, it is too far to come to die" or whatever he's saying... damn!
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Whitacre D_WI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 09:56 AM
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56. He knows more about selling books than I do, apparently.
Of course, I've never written a book....
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chenGOD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 10:24 AM
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64. Change that Serge Gainsbourg to...
"Aux Armes Et Caetera"...

A top 20, with no "electronica"...and in no order.

Jimi Hendrix - Axis:Bold as Love
The Beatles - White Album
Pink Floyd - Meddle
Beck - Mellow Gold
Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique
Wu Tang Clan - Enter the 36 Chambers
Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables
Husker Du - Zen Arcade
Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation
Primus - Pork Soda
Miles Davis - Bitches Brew
Miles Davis - Walkin
Thelonious Monk - Misterioso
Oscar Peterson - We Get Requests
John Coltrane - Giant Steps
Negativland - Escape From Noise
Led Zeppelin - II
Faith no More - Angel Dust
Massive Attack - Mezzanine
De La Soul - Buhloone Mindstate

Pretty tough to choose actually...i tried not include anything industrial or any electronica (I guess Massive Attack would be "electronica")...

but yeah...there you go...


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Whitacre D_WI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 10:29 AM
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65. Oddly enough...
"Daydream Nation" is the only Sonic Youth album between "Bad Moon Rising" and "Goo" that I don't absolutely love.
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chenGOD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 10:52 AM
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68. I didn't really know how to choose a favorite SY record...
Along with quite a few artists on there...

Like regardless of what theProfessor might say (although Rubber SOul is an excellent album) I dunno how to choose a favorite Beatles record, or a favorite Pink floyd record, or Miles and so on..

The only two I'm really sure on are Beastie Boys-Paul's Boutique and Hendrix-Axis. those two works speak to me personally more than the rest of those artist's respective works...Oh and add Angel Dust on there (I like it more than other FNM strictly for the production ...perhaps the best produced rock and roll record ever).

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Whitacre D_WI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 11:55 AM
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73. Y'know, I have to tip my hat to "Angel Dust's" production as well.
I wouldn't rank the album as highly as you do (I find the second side to be kinda dull), but it does sound great.

It certainly doesn't hurt that hundreds of bands most people think are "better" than FNM never recorded a song half as good as "Land of Sunshine," either.
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chenGOD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 11:27 PM
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77. The second side kinda dull??
It's got Jizzlobber and Crack Hitler on it...!!!

But yes I was referring strictly to the production. Leaving songwriting aside, the sound of that record is superb.
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Screaming Lord Byron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 10:19 PM
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75. This whole music thing is old hat. Birdwatching's where it's at these days
Oh yeah.
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Whitacre D_WI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-27-04 05:11 AM
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78. Ah, that's where you've been lately.
Staring at tits, I see.
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Screaming Lord Byron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-26-04 10:39 PM
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76. Were it not for the Lesser-spotted Blue Tit - these would be my twenty
Edited on Wed May-26-04 10:39 PM by Screaming Lord Byron
favourite today, mind.

1. My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
2. Cocteau Twins - Heaven or Las Vegas
3. Underworld - Dub No Bass With My Head Man
4. Primal Scream - Screamadelica
5. Go-Betweens - Liberty Belle and the Black Diamond Express
6. Husker Du - Candy Apple Grey
7. The Rolling Stones - Exile on Main Street
8. David Bowie - Hunky Dory
9. Jesus and Mary Chain - Psychocandy
10. Neu! - Neu! 75
11. The Associates - Sulk
12. Cocteau Twins - Treasure
13. Super Furry Animals - Rings Around the World
14. Manic Street Preachers - Everything Must Go
15. Massive Attack - Protection
16. Sabres of Paradise - Haunted Dancehall
17. Mercury Rev - Deserters Songs
18. Jellyfish - Spilt Milk
19. Polygon Window - Surfing on Sine Waves
20. Orange Juice - You Can't Hide Your Love Forever
21. The Saints - Eternally Yours
22. Wire - Pink Flag
23. XTC - Black Sea
24. Rhinocerose - Rhinocerose
25. One Dove - Morning Dove White
26. Dot Allison - Afterglow
27. Nick Drake - Five Leaves Left
28. The Waterboys - A Pagan Place
29. Aimee Mann - Whatever
30. The Velvet Underground and Nico
31. Television - Marquee Moon
32. Jeff Buckley - Grace
33. Crowded House - Together Alone
34. Janes Addiction - Ritual de lo Habitual
35. Pixies - Doolittle
36. New Order - Technique
37. Sigur Ros - untitled
38. Pavement - Slanted and Enchanted
39. The Sundays - Blind
40. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Henry's Dream
41. The Mutton Birds - Envy of Angels
42. The Church - Starfish
43. Pulp - His 'n Hers
44. Blur - Modern Life is Rubbish
45. Teenage Fanclub - Bandwagonesque
46. The Beta Band - Hot Shots II
47. Radiohead - Hail to the Thief
48. Godspeed You Black Emperor - Slo Riot for New Zero Kanada
49. Beth Orton - Central Reservation
50. The Boo Radleys - Giant Steps

I never could count.
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