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Old 01-22-2009, 05:28 PM   #11 (permalink)
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You've got my attention for sure. I'm going to try to keep close tabs on this.
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Old 01-22-2009, 06:27 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Youve also gotten me interested, this is the only "My Fav Albums" list that has ever done that. Well done.
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sweet nothing openly flaunts the fact that he is merely the empty shell of an even more unadmirable member. his loneliness and need for attention bleeds through every letter he types. edit: i would just like to add that i'm ashamed that he's from texas. surely you didn't grow up in texas, did you sweet nothing?
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Old 01-22-2009, 06:40 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Youve also gotten me interested, this is the only "My Fav Albums" list that has ever done that. Well done.
Stu's list is pretty f*cking awesome so far.
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Old 01-22-2009, 06:46 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Yeah, I need to get on some of those albums.
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Old 01-22-2009, 07:20 PM   #15 (permalink)
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100. In the Aeroplane Over the Sea - Neutral Milk Hotel



What better way to start things off than to first set things straight? I DON'T hate all Indie, you'll find a suprising amount of it here. This is a band I didn't want to like, with all the ridiculous hype around this album, I was expecting to be disappointed like always and use this as an excuse to further rant about the hopelessness of the modern Indie scene. Turns out I was wrong, about this album anyway. Usually when I think indie folk, I think unlistenable Syd Barrett-lite crap. Instead, I found a masterpiece of an album, that takes after the explorative side of folk. The music has both an ethereal yet familiar quality to it that I really love, I really love all the weird instruments they've managed to cram in there (horns, bagpipes, musical saws), the music compliments Magnums surreal lyrical imagery in ways Dylan only wish he could.
Favorite tracks: King of Carrot Flowers, In the Aeroplane Over the Sea, Two Headed Boy.

99. Grace - Jeff Buckley



So many great love songs on this album, and you know, it's very cliche to say Jeff Buckley had a voice of an angel, but I'm very much convinced that it's true, I don't mean that in just a "he's a very good singer" sense, I'm normally not the biggest fan of "technical" vocalists. But I can't think of another vocalist that can sing so beautifully and passionately, and sound completely inorganic at the same time. The music here is so insanely majestic, I don't know how anyone could not like it. If I had to choose, this would be my makeout album. So purty.
Favorite tracks: Mojo Pin, Grace, So Real, Hallelujah.

98. Yankee Hotel Foxtrot - Wilco



My Morning Jacket are my favorite modern Indie band, but when it comes to consistency I gotta give it to Wilco. It's one thing to be one of the remaining talented Indie bands of our time, it's another to put out one remarkable album after another. I could have easly gone with the psychedelic Summerteeth or the refined pop of a Ghost is Born. But I had to go with YHF. While most so called Indie pop groups continue to suck on the decaying tits of post punk, Wilco have found an amazing way to combine country, pop and psychedelia with Tweedy's imagery of love and war. Truly one of the great modern American bands. Points deducted however for influencing that godawful excuse of a band The National.
Favorite tracks: I Am Trying to Break Your Heart, Kamera, Radio Cure, War on War.
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Old 01-22-2009, 09:44 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Also Boo Boo be sure to finish this list, dont be like everyone else and forget about it after a week.
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97. Arthur or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire - The Kinks



This is not the album people usually cite as their favorite Kinks album. Though I think I know the reason. Ah the concept album, so many people hate them, but as a lover of all things pomp, I can't get enough of them. Concept albums were the norm in the 60s and 70s for psychedelic and prog bands, and like their british invasion peers The Who, The Kinks also took a whack at this rock opera thing, though in a much less obvious way. Arthur is about broken dreams in post war England. But unlike most concept albums, this is still very much a song album, everything's in good form here, from the quirky pop of Australia to the bleak lonliness of Shangri-La.
Favorite tracks: Victoria, Drivin', Australia, Shangri-la.

96. The Shape of Jazz to Come - Ornette Coleman



My interest in jazz is something I rarely bring up, for the sake of not seeming like a pretentious c*nt of course. Free jazz is considered the most inaccessible of jazz, but personally I think that's not the case. There's more to jazz than just chops, and what makes this album great is that feel of decadence and appocalypse, it's the same kind of recklessness you'd get from punk rock, there's a bit of sleaze and a lot of adrenaline. And personally, I think this is more punk than anything The Sex Pistols ever did.
Favorite tracks: Lonely Woman, Peace, Focus on Sanity, Chronology.

95. Synchronicity - The Police



I guess I just have a horrible habit of citing bands so called sellout albums as my personal favorites. And you know, you can rant about how big of a pretentious dope Sting is and how much his solo music sucks. But man I love The Police. Sting has quite a talent for telling these really dark character stories and mating them with such mystical and eerie sounds. The chemestry between Sting, Summers and Copeland is top notch, easly one of the best rock ensembles out there. I love that The Police adopted a more diverse sound with this album, expanding on more than just reggae and punk influences to create a much richer sound. Bloody shame this was their last album, no seriously it's a bloody shame, goddammit Sting, stop it with this whole solo career thing.
Favorite tracks: O My God, Synchronicity II, Tea in the Sahara, Murder by Numbers.

94. De-Loused In The Comatorium - The Mars Volta



Ok hipster kids, don't get too comfortable now just because I already name dropped Wilco and Neutral Milk Hotel, of course I like The Mars Volta. I mean sure their music is nearly structureless, is full of plain random weirdness and their lyrics make little to no sense, oh wait, that's obviously right up my alley. De-Loused is their only album where I actually understand the theme, which makes me enjoy the music more as well. I'm a big fan of surrealism and that's pretty much what I get out of this music, it's so deliciously disorienting, intoxicating and inorganic.
Favorite tracks: Roulette Dares (The Haunt Of), Drunkship Of Lanterns, Eria Tarka, This Apparatus Must Be Unearthed.
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^ Four more great albums, or at least ones I've heard, liked, but never got 'round to tracking them down (that sentence rhymed). I approve of this list and demand more
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Old 01-23-2009, 12:07 PM   #20 (permalink)
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96. The Shape of Jazz to Come - Ornette Coleman



My interest in jazz is something I rarely bring up, for the sake of not seeming like a pretentious c*nt of course. Free jazz is considered the most inaccessible of jazz, but personally I think that's not the case. There's more to jazz than just chops, and what makes this album great is that feel of decadence and appocalypse, it's the same kind of recklessness you'd get from punk rock, there's a bit of sleaze and a lot of adrenaline. And personally, I think this is more punk than anything The Sex Pistols ever did.
Favorite tracks: Lonely Woman, Peace, Focus on Sanity, Chronology
I was wondering when something I enjoy was going to crop up. This album came during a turning point in jazz history, and a great year at that. It's rather accessible for free jazz, but it's still better than the majority of Sun Ra's works.

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