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Old 02-18-2009, 05:36 AM   #51 (permalink)
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75. 10cc - The Original Soundtrack (1975)
Very under appreciated art-pop classic. Queen fans should have a listen.
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Old 02-18-2009, 11:36 AM   #52 (permalink)
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[B][SIZE="5"]73. Air - Moon Safari (1998)
Great album. I've heard a few songs by Air before but I've never listened to a full album. After hearing this I'm definetly going to check out some more. Keep up the good work on the list!
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Old 02-19-2009, 04:10 AM   #53 (permalink)
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Those mixtapes were brilliant Bulldog, i really enjoyed them. I've made a mental note to get some 80's Matchbox, Bob Dylan's Desire, Johnny Thunders and that Gomez album. I really liked the Gram Parsons song as well and i never thought i'd say that!
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Old 02-19-2009, 05:45 AM   #54 (permalink)
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Those mixtapes were brilliant Bulldog, i really enjoyed them. I've made a mental note to get some 80's Matchbox, Bob Dylan's Desire, Johnny Thunders and that Gomez album. I really liked the Gram Parsons song as well and i never thought i'd say that!
Glad you like them. All the albums in question should be easy enough to find, but if you can't you know to ask

I'd post the next entries but my bastard of a uni course is keeping me a bit busier than I'd like. Might be able to get a bit further this evening, if not tomorrow for sure.
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Old 02-19-2009, 03:57 PM   #55 (permalink)
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Right, time to post the next batch;

72. The Coral - The Coral (2002)

Another potential album of the decade here, but not band of the decade as they've got pretty lame recently. Part of that very brief Merseybeat revival, the Coral were another band who were deservedly hyped through the roof with their debut release, this album finds them holding nothing back with a great (and at times fairly abrasive) cross between indie and psychedelia. In places it's catchy as hell, in others it's just totally insane. One of the best bands I've seen live (back in '02). If you like this, give the Skeleton Key EP shot too (and then send me a link as I lost my copy years ago).
The best bits: Shadows Fall, Dreaming Of You, Simon Diamond

71. Paul Weller - Wild Wood (1993)

Another artist I got into as a teenager when all his albums were in the bargain bin at HMV. I think I got all his albums in one go and, while each one has its merits, this is the one I'd call a truly brilliant album. It mixes elements of traditional British folk, blues and soul, resulting in an album that's just great stuff end-to-end. Hardly the most adventurous thing the Modfather ever did, and it's true to say that its followup Stanley Road boasts the more memorable and catchy tunes, but Wild Wood is to me his most consistent effort and his absolutely essential album (I know Toeandno disagrees with me on this one).
The best bits: Can You Heal Us (Holy Man)?, Has My Fire Really Gone Out?, Moon On Your Pyjamas

70. UNKLE - Psyence Fiction (1998)

Although he's not running wild on this album with the soundscapes of Endtroducing..., DJ Shadow's more reined-in production approach for UNKLE's debut benefits massively from repeated listenings. Another trip-hop/ambient techno classic which features an all-star cast of guest contributions too, including Richard Ashcroft, Badly Drawn Boy, Mike D and an uncredited appearance from that king among men Mark Hollis. It varies majestically in mood as well, from explosive to tense to chilled to just plain eerie. The video for Rabbit In the Headlights (featuring the vocal talents of some geezer called Thom Yorke) is incredible too.
The best bits: Lonely Soul, Celestial Annihilation, Rabbit In Your Headlights

69. Brian Eno - Before and After Science (1977)

Having finished work on Low and "Heroes" with David Bowie, Brian Eno got his arse into the studio and recorded a similar kind of album to those two himself, i.e one which varies from bloody good songs pre-empting new wave and electro-pop to instrumentals. This, for me, is Eno's best work, if only for the catchy-as-hell Talking Heads allusion King's Lead Hat (itself an anagram of Talking Heads, who he'd of course start to work with pretty soon) and the sheer beauty of the epic Julie With...
The best bits: Kurt's Rejoinder, King's Lead Hat, Julie With...

edit - Here's the next mixtape. 9 tracks this time, as a Residents one would consist of half of the album in question...

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1. Madness - Baggy Trousers
2. Blur - Tracy Jacks
3. 10cc - I'm Not In Love
4. The Coral - Dreaming Of You
5. Air - Talisman
6. The Pop Group - We Are Time
7. Paul Weller - Has My Fire Really Gone Out?
8. Gang Of Four - I Found That Essence Rare
9. The Meteors - Hoover Rock

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Old 02-19-2009, 06:49 PM   #56 (permalink)
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Right, time to post the next batch;

72. The Coral - The Coral (2002)

Another potential album of the decade here, but not band of the decade as they've got pretty lame recently. Part of that very brief Merseybeat revival, the Coral were another band who were deservedly hyped through the roof with their debut release, this album finds them holding nothing back with a great (and at times fairly abrasive) cross between indie and psychedelia. In places it's catchy as hell, in others it's just totally insane. One of the best bands I've seen live (back in '02). If you like this, give the Skeleton Key EP shot too (and then send me a link as I lost my copy years ago).
The best bits: Shadows Fall, Dreaming Of You, Simon Diamond

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Old 02-19-2009, 07:02 PM   #57 (permalink)
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71. Paul Weller - Wild Wood (1993)

Another artist I got into as a teenager when all his albums were in the bargain bin at HMV. I think I got all his albums in one go and, while each one has its merits, this is the one I'd call a truly brilliant album. It mixes elements of traditional British folk, blues and soul, resulting in a an album that's just great stuff end-to-end. Hardly the most adventurous thing the Modfather ever did, and it's true to say that its followup Stanley Road boasts the more memorable and catchy tunes, but Wild Wood is to me his most consistent effort and his absolutely essential album (I know Toeandno disagrees with me on this one).
The best bits: Can You Heal Us (Holy Man)?, Has My Fire Really Gone Out?, Moon On Your Pyjamas

70. UNKLE - Psyence Fiction (1998)

Although he's not running wild on this album with the soundscapes of Endtroducing..., DJ Shadow's more reined-in production approach for UNKLE's debut benefits massively from repeated listenings. Another trip-hop/ambient techno classic which features an all-star cast of guest contributions too, including Richard Ashcroft, Badly Drawn Boy, Mike D and an uncredited appearance from that king among men Mark Hollis. It varies majestically in mood as well, from explosive to tense to chilled to just plain eerie. The video for Rabbit In the Headlights (featuring the vocal talents of some geezer called Thom Yorke) is incredible too.
The best bits: Lonely Soul, Celestial Annihilation, Rabbit In Your Headlights
Pysence Fiction is a phenomenal album and it's genre crossing sounds should be embraced.
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Old 02-19-2009, 08:29 PM   #58 (permalink)
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Damn some mighty fine picks I see you've got there.

I only have Weller's 22 Dreams and it's bloody fantastic, gonna have to check out Wild Wood. I'm not an enormous fan of Brian Eno but I can appreciate his early works as well. Psyence Fiction is an obvious pick and another great one at that. I don't think people give enough credit to James Lavelle for their other works though; War Stories, while sporadic in its brilliance, certainly had higher highs than any other UNKLE production:

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Old 02-20-2009, 10:10 AM   #59 (permalink)
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I'm a bit late to the thread but I have to give you props for including Third World's 96 Degress In The Shade, it's my favorite reggae album. 1865, Human Marketplace, and Tribal War are great tracks.
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Old 02-20-2009, 11:06 AM   #60 (permalink)
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I'm a bit late to the thread but I have to give you props for including Third World's 96 Degress In The Shade, it's my favorite reggae album. 1865, Human Marketplace, and Tribal War are great tracks.
Human Marketplace is just absolute bliss. Had 96 Degrees for years before I finally got into it. Not my favourite reggae album exactly, but I like you're taste.

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Pysence Fiction is a phenomenal album and it's genre crossing sounds should be embraced.
Definitely an absolute essential. Credit where credit's due - it's another album I've got this place to thank for getting me into.

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Damn some mighty fine picks I see you've got there.

I only have Weller's 22 Dreams and it's bloody fantastic, gonna have to check out Wild Wood. I'm not an enormous fan of Brian Eno but I can appreciate his early works as well. Psyence Fiction is an obvious pick and another great one at that. I don't think people give enough credit to James Lavelle for their other works though; War Stories, while sporadic in its brilliance, certainly had higher highs than any other UNKLE production:
I actually don't have War Stories The track in the video's excellent though - certainly one I should keep an eye peeled for. As for Paul Weller, besides Wild Wood, you should go for Stanley Road and his self-titled debut when you can - some fantastic songs on those. Any trouble with finding them, just drop us a line
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