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Old 01-21-2009, 06:50 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Agreed. It is a super underrated Clash album. It's got more hooks and but less angry than the debut. Still excellent though. If this is in your top 25 the s/t better be in it.
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Old 01-21-2009, 07:02 PM   #22 (permalink)
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The best of this whole thread
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Old 01-21-2009, 07:03 PM   #23 (permalink)
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If this is in your top 25 the s/t better be in it.
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Old 01-22-2009, 03:47 AM   #24 (permalink)
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The first half of it is brilliant, especially the first 4 tracks which is a brilliant set of combos. Then it seems to lose steam for me, though obviously Stay Free is a great tune. Solid enough but doesn't compare to the debut for its raw edge and London Calling because, well, it's London Calling.
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Old 01-22-2009, 03:13 PM   #25 (permalink)
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That's understandable, it all really depends on what you're looking for. If you want that raw edge, then yer gonna prefer the debut. If you want an enjoyable record with lots of hooks, GEER is for you. London Calling is its own thing tho.
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Old 02-02-2009, 07:47 PM   #26 (permalink)
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18. Echo & The Bunnymen "Crocodiles" (1980)

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Favorite Track: All That Jazz

If you told me a long time ago that this would be one of my favorite albums, I would've said "Yer nuts!". Well, maybe not, because I'm generally a very open minded person, but I digress... the point is, this is not an album I really expected to rank very high with me when I first listened to it.

But damn, I was wrong. This album is a goldmine of hooks (musically and lyrically), and just overall mind-blowishness. I was expecting to be bored out of my mind like the first time I listened to a Joy Division, but this was a pleasent surprise.

As most of you have probably heard this album, I won't have to go in to much detail. It's basically energetic post-punk with often dark-sounding hooks and melodies. The great guitar, vocals, and that strong bass presence make the sound here extremely solid.

I love an album that gets better with each song, and this is one of those albums. I personally find the first two tracks to be decent, but not outstanding. But when Monkeys kicks in... it's all uphill from there. There's kind of an upbeat, yet dark feel here, especially on the tracks All That Jazz, Villiers Terrace, and Crocodiles. It's very accessible.

"Heaven Up Here" and "Ocean Rain" are nice, but this is fantastic. Each of them has their moments, but out of the three, this is the only one I that keeps my interest, beginning to end.

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Old 02-03-2009, 06:45 AM   #27 (permalink)
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[CENTER]18. Echo & The Bunnymen "Crocodiles" (1980)
Nice choice! A real post-punk classic that, I think I'll give it another listen now...

Some good picks you've made for this thread too - keep 'em coming.
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Old 02-03-2009, 07:11 AM   #28 (permalink)
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I prefer 'Heaven Up Here' by Echo but still a solid pick. I see MB is mentoring you well Alfred
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Old 02-03-2009, 10:13 AM   #29 (permalink)
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Your review has intrigued me enough to download this album.
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Old 02-03-2009, 04:37 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Excellent.
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