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Old 06-26-2010, 04:53 PM   #11 (permalink)
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1976:

1. The Modern Lovers - The Modern Lovers

Hell yeah. This is one of the most underrated rock and roll albums ever made - 'Roadrunner' is the greatest song ever about driving in your car and listening to rock and roll music at night (which also makes it one of the best songs ever, since the subject matter is perfect), 'Hospital' is a beautifully downbeat masterpiece, 'She Cracked' is perfect proto-punk straightedge, etc. The album is bursting at the seams with gems, not excluding the awesome strutting closer 'Modern World', which is effortlessly cool. Another one of my favorite albums ever. "The modern world is not so bad, not like the students say / In fact I'd be in heaven if you'd share the modern world with me..."

2. The Residents - The Third Reich 'n Roll
3. David Bowie - Station to Station
4. Charlemagne Palestine - Strumming Music
5. Cluster - Sowiesoso
Me and the Modern Lovers never did really hit it off. I tried to like that album, but it never clicked with me. I'd sooner see Station To Station or Third Reich 'n' Roll top that particular list.

Such is what makes these kindsa things so special though!

Uber-cool thread btw.
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Old 06-26-2010, 05:03 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Great call on the Sparks and Devo albums, two albums I love.
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Old 06-26-2010, 06:17 PM   #13 (permalink)
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1979:

1. James Chance & the Contortions - Buy

Another one of my top 5 favorite kind of records. This one is easily the ultimate no wave album, easily trouncing anything the likes of DNA/Teenage Jesus & The Jerks/Mars/etc put out. The band knew what they wanted to do and they did it well, no doubt. And as deconstructed as some of these songs are, they still manage to make you want to... well maybe not dance, but contort yourself? Hell yes.

2. Gang of Four - Entertainment!
2. Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
3. Public Image Ltd. - Metal Box
5. Stiff Little Fingers - Inflammable Material
... let's do 8:
6. Wire - 154
7. Buzz****s - Singles Going Steady
8. The Pop Group - Y

(One of the best years for music, eva)
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Old 06-26-2010, 06:20 PM   #14 (permalink)
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1979:

1. James Chance & the Contortions - Buy

Another one of my top 5 favorite kind of records. This one is easily the ultimate no wave album, easily trouncing anything the likes of DNA/Teenage Jesus & The Jerks/Mars/etc put out. The band knew what they wanted to do and they did it well, no doubt. And as deconstructed as some of these songs are, they still manage to make you want to... well maybe not dance, but contort yourself? Hell yes.

2. Stiff Little Fingers - Inflammable Material
3. Public Image Ltd. - Metal Box
4. Gang of Four - Entertainment!
5. Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
... let's do 8:
6. Wire - 154
7. Buzz****s - Singles Going Steady
8. The Pop Group - Y

(One of the best years for music, eva)
No London Calling? You break my heart.
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Old 06-26-2010, 06:23 PM   #15 (permalink)
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No London Calling? You break my heart.
i giv london calin 3/5

But for you, I'll listen to London Calling again and see if it moves up. But I don't think so!
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Old 06-26-2010, 11:01 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I disagree with these lists so much.
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Old 06-27-2010, 12:40 AM   #17 (permalink)
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I disagree with these lists so much.
Well obviously I would disagree with your lists just as much. Feel free to tell me what you disagree with and why and I'll be glad to defend my choices.
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Old 06-27-2010, 01:34 PM   #18 (permalink)
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i liked your last thread a bunch. keeping an eye on this one.
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Old 11-21-2010, 11:38 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Ah I've only just found this thread... sucks to be me. Great stuff man, shame you've seemingly given up on it.
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Old 11-21-2010, 01:27 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Ah, these lists contain so much stuff I've heard about but never heard. Time to get to work... downloading Neu! now
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