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Old 06-07-2009, 02:34 PM   #31 (permalink)
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what happened to the rest of this thread!!! damnit
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Old 07-03-2009, 02:53 PM   #32 (permalink)
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12. Neu! - Neu!
The sound of the future comes from '72. Driving down the highway late at night listening to Hallogallo is something everyone should experience: it just feels so right, as if this was the only suitable music for the occasion. Perhaps it's not, but it's certainly the best. Give this a few listens to fully appreciate its genius.
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Old 07-03-2009, 03:07 PM   #33 (permalink)
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13. Arthur Russell - World of Echo
Truly otherworldly music. This does not sound like it was recorded on Earth - but at the same time, there are some things that come through as very familiar and allow this album to be at once distant and unusual and at the same time welcoming. Listen carefully.
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Old 07-03-2009, 04:09 PM   #34 (permalink)
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'Soon to Be Innocent Fun/Let's See' is such a great track.
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Old 11-07-2009, 08:47 PM   #35 (permalink)
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14. The Feelies - Crazy Rhythms
Sadly under-appreciated, Crazy Rhythms is a true modern classic. Luckily, after some time out of print, it's available again this year - years too late. Who knew geeks could rock so hard?

To me, although this album contains many gems, 'Raised Eyebrows' is the most memorable one. It's just perfect.

By the way, I must apologize for my lack of reviewing skills. I've never been good, but I haven't even tried in months. I'll get better.
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Old 11-07-2009, 09:23 PM   #36 (permalink)
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hooray!
it died, now it is resurrected! it did so to save us all!
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Old 11-26-2009, 04:40 PM   #37 (permalink)
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15. Captain Beefheart - Safe as Milk
Overshadowed by Trout Mask Replica and ignored by those turned off by it, Safe as Milk remains one of the 60s' hidden gems. A record brimming with musical ingenuity, it's here that for the first time we are given a brief glimpse of the madness that is to come, but all the while maintaining an accessibility that is sure to work better for those who found Trout Mask Replica to be too strange. In my opinion this is the better record of the two anyway, and it's in my top five. Listen to 'Electricity'.
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16. Pere Ubu - The Modern Dance
I read somewhere that this was a sort of modern Trout Mask Replica, but I think it has a little more in common with Safe as Milk. Where Trout Mask Replica immediately assaults its first-time listener, Safe as Milk draws you in with familiar sounds and throws in a few curve-balls along the way. It's a good formula, and I think that's what the Modern Dance does too to, albeit with more curve-balls. Some may be lost along the way by the more challenging tracks, but there's always something in there to bring you back. And all it takes is a few listens until you realize it's all brilliant. A masterfully realized album from start to finish.
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Old 01-17-2010, 05:57 PM   #39 (permalink)
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15. Captain Beefheart - Safe as Milk
Overshadowed by Trout Mask Replica and ignored by those turned off by it, Safe as Milk remains one of the 60s' hidden gems. A record brimming with musical ingenuity, it's here that for the first time we are given a brief glimpse of the madness that is to come, but all the while maintaining an accessibility that is sure to work better for those who found Trout Mask Replica to be too strange. In my opinion this is the better record of the two anyway, and it's in my top five. Listen to 'Electricity'.
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16. Pere Ubu - The Modern Dance
I read somewhere that this was a sort of modern Trout Mask Replica, but I think it has a little more in common with Safe as Milk. Where Trout Mask Replica immediately assaults its first-time listener, Safe as Milk draws you in with familiar sounds and throws in a few curve-balls along the way. It's a good formula, and I think that's what the Modern Dance does too to, albeit with more curve-balls. Some may be lost along the way by the more challenging tracks, but there's always something in there to bring you back. And all it takes is a few listens until you realize it's all brilliant. A masterfully realized album from start to finish.
Two absolutely immense albums there and, funnily enough, two I haven't listened to in a ridiculously long time. Easily one of the most consistent list threads I've seen on the boards this - top stuff
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14. The Feelies - Crazy Rhythms
Sadly under-appreciated, Crazy Rhythms is a true modern classic. Luckily, after some time out of print, it's available again this year - years too late. Who knew geeks could rock so hard?

To me, although this album contains many gems, 'Raised Eyebrows' is the most memorable one. It's just perfect.

By the way, I must apologize for my lack of reviewing skills. I've never been good, but I haven't even tried in months. I'll get better.
Love this album.
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