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Old 12-30-2008, 11:30 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I've had that Suicide album on my HD for god knows how long. I'm not really sure when I'll get around to listening to it.

Buy ------ I don't know whether it'll make it to my top 100 or 55 in this case, but it sure is a damn fun album. I did get put off by the repetitive structure at first, but as time went, I've found that the charm was it's repetitive nature.

And as for the reviews - as long as it's personal and states your likes/dislikes, I'm fine with it .

Looking forward to more.

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Old 12-30-2008, 02:42 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I got Jeffrey Lee Pierce's Wildweed solo album a few months back. Really good album.
In fact it's much better than a lot of the Gun Club's later stuff.
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Old 12-31-2008, 10:21 PM   #13 (permalink)
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4. Minutemen - Double Nickels on the Dime
It's not hard to see why this is a classic. A little over an hour of short, to-the-point punk rock tunes with a taste of funk. For an album of over 40 songs, there's surprisingly little filler - and an even more surprising amount of pure gold. I dismissed this album at first, but it hit me just shortly after that really hard. The instrumentation is fantastic, the production is great, and there's plenty of variety. An absolute milestone, and certainly my favorite album from 1984 (though Zen Arcade's great too).
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Old 01-01-2009, 12:46 AM   #14 (permalink)
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5. Serge Gainsbourg - Histoire de Melody Nelson
The coolest album ever. The description is enough to back up that claim: a concept album whose plot involves Gainsbourg accidentally colliding his Rolls Royce into a beautiful young girl's bicycle, and the romance that follows. The vocals are in French, but you don't need to understand French to understand what makes this so good. This album features the perfect marriage of lush orchestral arrangements and rock and roll, brilliantly complementing the mood already created by Gainsbourg's at times spoken-word vocals. Creating an epic out of such a topic would seem impossible, but this album does just that. A true masterpiece.
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Old 01-01-2009, 12:48 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Just out of curiosity, does it sound anything like JSBX (Jon Spencer Blues Explosion)? That's the only other thing I can think of that merges punk and blues.
Oh, sorry I missed this. I'm actually not familiar with JSBX! I'll have to check them out.
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Oh, sorry I missed this. I'm actually not familiar with JSBX! I'll have to check them out.
Damage is an excellent JSBX album. Great list too. Love the Minutemen album.
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5. Serge Gainsbourg - Histoire de Melody Nelson
The coolest album ever. The description is enough to back up that claim: a concept album whose plot involves Gainsbourg accidentally colliding his Rolls Royce into a beautiful young girl's bicycle, and the romance that follows. The vocals are in French, but you don't need to understand French to understand what makes this so good. This album features the perfect marriage of lush orchestral arrangements and rock and roll, brilliantly complementing the mood already created by Gainsbourg's at times spoken-word vocals. Creating an epic out of such a topic would seem impossible, but this album does just that. A true masterpiece.
This is album is the shit.
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Old 01-01-2009, 10:08 PM   #18 (permalink)
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6. Roxy Music - Roxy Music
I think Andy Mackay was right to say that, about this album, "we did say and prove that rock 'n' roll could accommodate - well, anything really". Electicism in rock music certainly doesn't start here, but this album really helped show that there really weren't any boundaries. Although I believe Eno to be the genius behind their sound, there's no denying what Brian Ferry's decadent crooning and inspired lyrics added to the whole experience. By the way, although Virginia Plain wasn't on the original British release, I think it perfectly summarizes what Roxy Music (perhaps with this album in particular) did for rock and roll.
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5. Serge Gainsbourg - Histoire de Melody Nelson
The coolest album ever. The description is enough to back up that claim: a concept album whose plot involves Gainsbourg accidentally colliding his Rolls Royce into a beautiful young girl's bicycle, and the romance that follows. The vocals are in French, but you don't need to understand French to understand what makes this so good. This album features the perfect marriage of lush orchestral arrangements and rock and roll, brilliantly complementing the mood already created by Gainsbourg's at times spoken-word vocals. Creating an epic out of such a topic would seem impossible, but this album does just that. A true masterpiece.
Goddammit I haven't heard this yet.
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Old 01-05-2009, 11:09 PM   #20 (permalink)
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^^^
You really should go get it. Seriously, you don't even need to understand french, although I do know a bit. The story isn't all that complicated either, but the entire thing is soo damn dark and done brilliantly. Feels more like a movie. It's a bit too short though.
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