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Old 10-19-2008, 01:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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OK. I STILL cannot quite sort out a top 100 list so what is the next best thing? After much umming and ahhing I decided to choose my four favourite albums from A-Z and then include four from 0-9 to give us an alternative top 100. I shall include a write up of each album, youtube vids (if possible) and external links. This method will force me to be a little more selective as the criteria is narrowed. I have to admit to being petrified at doing this but onwards and upwards as they say.

EDIT: This is not a substitute for my ultimate top 100 but may provide many pointers.

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10ft Ganja Plant - Midnight Landing (2003)
65daysofstatic - One Time For All Time (2005)
999-Separates (1978)
!!!-Myth Takes (2007)

A(page 2)
AC/DC -If You Want Blood..(1978)
Aerosmith -Rocks (1976)
Aferlife-Simplicity Two Thousand (1999)
Archive-You All Look The Same To Me (2002)

C(page3)
Big Black -The Rich Man's Eight Track Tape (1987-compilation)
Black Sabbath - Master Of Reality (1971)
Bluebob - S/T (2001)
Edie Brickell & New Bohemians-Shooting Rubberbands At The Stars (1988)

C(page 4/5)
Carissa's Wierd-Songs About Leaving (2002)
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Abattoir Blues/The Lyre of Orpheus (2004)
Clannad-Magical Ring (1983)
The Clash-Sandinista (1980)

D(page 5)
Dinosaur Jr- S/T (1985)
Dio-Holy Diver (1983)
Dog Fashion Disco - Committed To A Bright Future (2003)
Durutti Column - LC (1981)

E (page 6/7)
Echo & The Bunnymen- Heaven Up Here (1981)
Einsturzende Neubauten- Kollaps (1981)
Eloy-Oceans (1978)
Everything But The Girl- Temperamental (1999)

F(page 8/9)
Fat Freddy's Drop - Based On A True Story (2005)
Fields Of The Nephilim - Elizium (1990)
Five Or Six - Cantame Esa Cancion Que Dice,Yeah,Yeah,Yeah (1982)
Fugazi - Margin Walker (1988)

G (page 9/10)
Genesis - Foxtrot (1972)
Gomez - Bring It On (1998)
Grand National - Breaking The National Habit (2004)
Genius/GZA - Liquid Swords (1995)

H (page 10)
Hawkwind - Sonic Attack (1981)
The Jimi Hendrix Experience -Are You Experienced? (1967)
Hard On's - Dickcheese (1988)
PJ Harvey-Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea (2000)

I(page 11)
Icon Of Coil-Machines Are Us (2004)
Infectious Grooves - Mas Borracho (2000)
Inner Circle - Forward Jah Jah Children (Compilation)
Iron Maiden - Live After Death (1985)

J (page 11/12)
Jackie O Motherfucker - Flags Of The Sacred Harp (2005)
Jesu - Conqueror (2007)
Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures (1979)
Judas Priest - Sad Wings Of Destiny (1976)
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Old 10-19-2008, 01:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 10-19-2008, 01:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
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10 ft. Ganja Plant-Midnight Landing (2003)


An amazing record that combines Roots Reggae and Dub yet it sounds like it's a long lost classic from the legendary Trojan record label that was THE Reggae label from the 70's. Most of the tracks were written, rehearsed and cut in the same day which lend's the music an authentic and natural vibe. Reggae music has always been built upon the foundation of honesty; at least musically.The problem with many albums of this nature is that they can become tedious or almost mass produced and missing the point of the music in the first place. Dishonesty in Reggae music is easily spotted. It shares many traits with Blues, Soul and Funk in that respect.

Happily this is so well done and the balance between and Reggae and Dub so balanced, it never falls into that trap. The basslines are fuck heavy, the horns groovy and the guitar rich. Bass lines are one of the main attractions to me in many forms of music. Whether this is a subliminal connection or purely an easily recognisable asthetic is a debate for myself but I know that I certainly equate a rich Bass line to warmth and passion. Even sensuality on occasions. For this reason, bands such as TFGP who pay reverence to it's origins, appeal to me much more than a band who may well sound more refined but who are using a successful template to sell records and not absorb the roots and tradition. In this respect TFGP stand as one of Reggae/Dub's finest exponents outside of it's homelands.


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I bet 5 minutes later, you'll realize that you forgot something! But anyways, gotta start somewhere.
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65daysofstatic-One Time For All Time (2005)


Post Rock is an intriguing genre. A genre of music that has become immensely popular in underground circles in recent years, yet it lacks originality and a uniqueness that many people desire in modern music.It takes it cues from adhering to an Ambient template and holding onto that. Time and time again, Post rock has been compared to many non-orchestral film scores. An accurate but misleading comparison. PR is about the here and now and not the future or past. Melodic hooks are not needed. The idea is to create a perfect ambience that when (usually) devoid of any vocal tracks, it can concentrate fully on the ambience and not fit in with any particular musical fad at any one time. It exists in it's own little world and you can enter this world as and when you can. The one major problem of Post Rock is that bands are so intent on creating this ambience, they lose certain individual characteristics of the band and they ultimately end up sounding so similar it detracts from the reason why they started in the first place.

What sets this one a little apart from many other Post Rock bands is that it is really shit heavy in parts and quite technical but not to the point of excess. There is a healthy dose of Electronic beats and loops that break up the traditional Post rock sound. An album that can be heavy AND ambient at the same time is win-win for me. I feel like I'm drowning aurally when I hear this but that is definitely a good thing.


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From the little I've heard from 65DOS, I liked. I'll give this album a whirl.
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one of the first times i've seen an album i like in one of these threads. great album.

cool video too.
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999-Separates (1978)


999 were another one of those bands that got swept in with the punk scene and they were more than happy to do that but their music, although it brushed with Punk leant towards Rock. You could quite feasibly call them one of the first Pop-Punk bands. Whilst they have never blown me away I still enjoy listening to them from time to time even fifteen years after I first heard them. Not quite as energetic as bands like the Buzzcocks but they definitely shared that pop hook mentality. A late 70's gem. Pity about the awful clothes


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This should be good
I bet 5 minutes later, you'll realize that you forgot something! But anyways, gotta start somewhere.
Obviously I will be missing some albums as I may have 8 albums in 'M' that might have made it into a classic list but then it makes me listen to albums I have'nt heard for a while. I am working straight from my Rate Your Music page, so at least I won't miss too many.
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!!!-Myth Takes (2007)


What is music and how do we interpret it? Does it need to be constantly pro-active to stimulate us and break down it's own musical barriers that it has built itself? Does it need to fulfill a basic emotional response and strip itself down to be liked? Does it need to completely disregard the asthetic that make up it's component part's I.E likeability? I become dissillusioned often with trying to justify WHY I like certain music and argueing it's merits. why can't I just play an album that appeals to my basic needs? By this I mean simple compositions that do not require a huge amount of analysis but a physical connection. Not even an emotional connection but a physical connection. A deep throbbing bassline. A primitive tribal drum beat. A simplicity that is safe yet fun.

Myth takes is just that. It's bouncy, funky, dirty, glitchy, sexy and full of fun. Every genre imaginable is chucked into the melting pot and what comes out is a candy coated, sweaty and organic Dance album that masquerades as everything BUT a rock album. Very few albums are primordial and pure fun. MT is definitely just that. An album that is even now, yesterdays news but it will be played, enjoyed and hopefully even revered for it's joy, it's optimism and sheer fun


!!! (Chk Chk Chk) - Myth Takes - album out 5th March

PS. This is included in the 0-9 category as It does'nt fit any other category.
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