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Old 02-13-2009, 03:16 PM   #31 (permalink)
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As for the Ukranians, never heard of them unfortunately. If they're an offshoot band from this lot though they've gotta worth my time.
They're made up of the Wedding Present guitarist and a couple people who had played with the Wedding Present on one of their John Peel recordings. Their musical style basically a hybrid of postpunk and Ukrainian folk music. Here's what I think was their biggest song, "Hopak":



And here's them doing the best Smiths cover ever:

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Old 02-14-2009, 09:56 AM   #32 (permalink)
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^ I like what I hear! That first track in particular sounds excellent. Definitely something I should check out sometime. Cheers for the heads-up buddy, I appreciate it.

Man, for a thread which involves my pretentious yammering about my favourite albums, this has introduced to me to a surprising amount of great stuff

Next four entries are going up later today btw. If not, then definitely tomorrow.

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Old 02-15-2009, 03:43 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Right, I've fallen behind with this thread a bit, so here are next eight to make up for missing out yesterday.

The first lot;

84. Marvin Gaye - What's Going On (1971)

I don't really need to explain myself here do I.
The best bits: What's Happening Brother, Flying High (In the Friendly Sky), Right On

83. The Buzzcocks - Another Music In a Different Kitchen (1978)

Personally, the Buzzcocks' (Devoto-less) debut could be my favourite first wave British punk (-pop) album, boasting some all-round great rock songs with such great instrumentation that it lets the whiny angst in the lyrics be put on the back burner for the listener. Worth it for the last track alone. Terrific musicianship and songwriting is here for all to see, in the form of another shining example of Brit punk at its best.
The best bits: No Reply, I Don't Mind, Moving Away From the Pulsebeat

82. Kraftwerk - The Man-Machine (1978)

Crikey, a lot of these are from '78 eh. Ah well. Anyway, Kraftwerk are another one of the artists you'll find in this list which it's painfully difficult to pick one album from. Trans-Europe Express, Autobahn and Computer World narrowly missed out on a spot here, but the reason this makes it is partly because it's the first entirely electronic album I ever bought. Also, it's one of the best 'downtime albums' I've ever invested in as well, as it just draws up such beautiful images upon listening. Basically, I love it to bits.
The best bits: Spacelab, Metropolis, The Model

81. Bob Dylan - Desire (1976)

I've never really been too keen on Dylan to be honest. Or at least not 'til recently. I always used to think he was kind of overrated until a former flatmate of mine played me Hurricane, which I loved. About a year later I got this album, which (evidently) I also love. As with all the truly great folk music, the main strength is for me in the lyrics and their being backed up by laid back, non-too-intrusive music and production styles. One of the best of the genre I reckon. I can see myself getting into more of this guy's stuff.
The best bits: Hurricane, Isis, One More Cup Of Coffee (Valley Below)

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Old 02-15-2009, 03:59 PM   #34 (permalink)
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^^ that's four shit albums right there. Well done bozo

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Old 02-15-2009, 04:22 PM   #35 (permalink)
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And the next batch;

80. Gang Of Four - Entertainment! (1979)

Another post-punk classic here, this time in the form of the debut effort from Leeds' favourite commies! As well as being one of the earliest examples of funk and rock being combined, it naturally takes those two genres and injects them with the energy and flair of the Sex Pistols, mixes them up and from the puff of smoke which follows such a genre experiment comes a spiky, energetic record with a real fire in its belly.
The best bits: Not Great Men, I Found That Essence Rare, At Home He's a Tourist

79. Blur - Parklife (1994)

Another pretty obvious choice I don't really need to explain. One of the finest pop records of all-time - if you don't dig there's something very wrong with you.
The best bits: Tracy Jacks, Clover Over Dover, Magic America

78. The Residents - Third Reich 'n' Roll (1976)

The Residents are another one of those bands you'd have fun trying one album for a list such as this from. This gets the spot here though for the fact it's such a mind-bogglingly avante-garde effort, while steering well clear of the pretentious margin, and massively rewarding upon repeated listenings. For those of you who don't know it, it's basically one 36 minute long medley of various 60s pop songs (among them Hey Jude, Yummy Yummy Yummy and I Want Candy) being completely butchered by the band.
The best bits: just brew a cuppa coffee and listen to the whole thing

77. The Meteors - Stampede (1985)

Definitely my favourite psychobilly album this. A really exciting effort from the band which arguably gave the sub-genre its distinct sound, featuring some absolutely insane guitar-work from P. Paul Fenech as well. These guys deserve to be better known.
The best bits: Hoover Rock, Kit Boy, I'm Just a Dog

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^^ that's four shit albums right there. Well done bozo

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I'll think about it...
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Old 02-15-2009, 04:23 PM   #36 (permalink)
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I've already voiced my distaste with the curators of techno pop so I won't busy myself to dirty another thread.

I do love me some Marvin Gaye though. Friends make fun of me for it but I adore his silky smooth voice. Buzzcocks are damn good too, good to see them get a nod for something other than Singles Going Steady.

EDIT: Holy shatballs I don't have that Residents album.
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Old 02-15-2009, 06:30 PM   #37 (permalink)
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I've already voiced my distaste with the curators of techno pop so I won't busy myself to dirty another thread.

I do love me some Marvin Gaye though. Friends make fun of me for it but I adore his silky smooth voice. Buzzcocks are damn good too, good to see them get a nod for something other than Singles Going Steady.

EDIT: Holy shatballs I don't have that Residents album.
Each to their own I suppose. As much sentimental value as the album has for me, I still don't think it's the absolute best of classic electronica (that's somewhere in the top 20 I think).

Got ya covered for the Residents album btw. I'll get a link to you soonish.

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Old 02-16-2009, 04:41 AM   #38 (permalink)
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Alright, just uploaded the second mixtape. Here she is...

90-81.rar
1. The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster - Celebrate Your Mother
2. Magazine - The Definitive Gaze
3. Bob Dylan - Isis
4. The Buzzcocks - No Reply
5. Kraftwerk - Spacelab
6. Johnny Thunders - You Can't Put Your Arms Around a Memory
7. Big Youth - The Killer
8. Marvin Gaye - Right On
9. The Wedding Present - Something and Nothing
10. Everything But the Girl - The Future Of the Future


Next entries will be up a bit later. I haven't had my coffee yet, so I can't really be bothered with them right now.
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Old 02-16-2009, 07:49 AM   #39 (permalink)
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Brilliant idea with the mixs, downloading them both now!
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Old 02-16-2009, 02:45 PM   #40 (permalink)
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84-81 is epic.
Link for 84 and 81?
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