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Old 01-24-2009, 07:09 PM   #31 (permalink)
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89. Trans Europe Express - Kraftwerk



Tangerine Dream are great, and I can dig Can but I find them overrated. I'm generally not a big Krautrock fan, but naturally I have to dig the most poppy of the Krautrockers. I just love the sound of them moogs, and the musical arangements here are so good. This obviously makes a great companion piece for David Bowie's Low. Both of these albums remind me a lot of the soundtracks to the first two Sonic the Hedgehog games for some reason.
Favorite tracks: Europe Endless, Hall of Mirrors, Showroom Dummies, Trans Europe Express.

88. In a Bar, Under the Sea - dEUs



One of the most underrated bands around. This band is so remarkably talented and diverse. There's a bit of everything on this record, indie, prog, jazz, folk. If Big Star, Charles Mingus and Captain Beefheart had a baby, it would probably sound like this. The lead singer has a very odd voice, which I didn't quite like at first but now I do. This band makes such a smooth transition between one style to another, but the ballads are my favorites, love that guitar on Wake Me Up Before I Sleep.
Favorite tracks: Theme From Turnpike, Nine Threads, Disappointed in the Sun, Wake Me Up Before I Sleep.

87. Closer - Joy Division



Unknown Pleasures is great too, but I greatly prefer this one because the mood of it all just suits Ian Curtis's deep baritone a lot better. There's not anything I can say about this album that hasn't been said before. I love the darkness of this album. It's saddening to hear how Ian's friends didn't express much concern over this album because they didn't think he meant it, he obviously did.
Favorite tracks: Twenty Four Hours, Atrocity Exhibition, Colony, Isolation.

86. Funcrusher Plus - Company Flow



Eminem is not the best white rapper alive, you can only do so many raps about your mommy issues until it gets goddamn repetitive. EL-P is my kind of rapper, his lyrics invoke imagery of science fiction and surrealism. And the beats here are so miminalistic yet awesome, it has a very futuristic sound and feel to it. It seems a lot of the best rap nowadays is of the geeky variation, I'm sure Company Flow deserve some credit for that trend.
Favorite tracks: Definitive, Krazy Kings, Last Good Sleep, Legends.
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Old 01-24-2009, 07:18 PM   #32 (permalink)
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89. & 86. in particular are two of my favourite albums of all time aswell, will have to check out dEUs by the sounds of it.
spot on with funcrusher, every 'geeky' hip hop album has a job and a half living up to that and i've not heard one yet that can manage it
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I listened to Joy Division before I knew of Curtis' death and it felt fresh and original. When I learned about his suicide a couple months ago I think it may have changed how everyone views the music. Now it's seen as more tragic than groundbreaking.
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85. I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One - Yo La Tengo



I find that many popular Indie bands these days strictly imitate another band, Yo La Tengo however, they have demonstrated their ability to imitate just about anything they hear, and they do it well, they're like pop music scholars, and they make everything they do sound authentic and distinctly Yo La Tengo, giving them the freedom to cover everything from bossa nova to country to noise rock to straight up pop. It all blends together with the great harmonies and Georgia Hubley's lovely vocals. Oh, and because Urban expects it, HIPSTERS!
Favorite tracks: Moby Octopad, Sugarcube, Damage, Shadows, Center of Gravity.

84. Marquee Moon - Television



I'm confused, these guys were considered one of the founders of punk, yet they remind me more of The Grateful Dead and Quicksilver Messenger Service than anything, wasn't punk opposed to that kind of stuff? Well anyway, are Tom Verlaine and Richard Lloyd awesome guitarists or what? Lloyds solos come off as more technical, but Verlaine's has that unique vibrato and are entirely different from anything I've heard. Second solo from the title track is pure bliss.
Favorite tracks: See No Evil, Venus, Friction, Marquee Moon.

83. Mirage - Camel



Ah yes, there's a lot of my favorite prog bands that didn't make my top 100, which many of you will find surprising. But Camel just had to make it, though a tough call between this and The Snow Goose. A great ensemble is at work here, Peter Bardens (who worked with Van Morrison) was a great keyboardist, and Andy Latimer is one of the more underappreciated guitar gods, he can best be described as somewhat of a cross between Gilmour and Santana. Those licks from Lady Fantasy still blow me away every single time.
Favorite tracks: Earthrise, Lady Fantasy, Nomrodel, Supertwister.

82. Moon Safari - Air



I'm growing more and more fond of electronica all the time. It was Bjork that got me into it. I love chill when it's done right, this is an album where electronica and psychedelia bond like lovers, there's even some synth pop thrown in for good measure. I swear, I feel like I get a contact high everytime I listen to this album, it's that good.
Favorite tracks: La Femme D'argent, Sexy Boy, All I Need, New Star in the Sky.
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83. Mirage - Camel

Yes! Fantastic album from a fantastic band. Probably there best behind the Self Titled. And the album covers are great for KIDS!

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Another wonderful pick. For some odd reason I think the best track is All I need. it was top in my Itunes for a while. Something about her soothing voice puts me right in a daze.
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well we can't all be glenn branca can we, that would get boring pretty quickly

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Sometimes I find I need to scream

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Sir Psycho Sexy is dope as hell... gotta love the lecherous lyrics and the outro.

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97. Arthur or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire - The Kinks

96. The Shape of Jazz to Come - Ornette Coleman
Good call on these - Arthur is probably my fav Kinks album too.
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Sir Psycho Sexy is dope as hell... gotta love the lecherous lyrics and I can't get enough of that outro.
He didnt post the best part.

I could feel her getting wet through her uniform
Proppin' her up on the black and white
Unzipped and slipped "ooo that's tight"
I swatted her like no swat team can
Turned a cherry pie right into jam
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I listened to Joy Division before I knew of Curtis' death and it felt fresh and original. When I learned about his suicide a couple months ago I think it may have changed how everyone views the music. Now it's seen as more tragic than groundbreaking.
Weird. I always assumed people would know of his suicide before they knew the music.
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89. Trans Europe Express - Kraftwerk



Tangerine Dream are great, and I can dig Can but I find them overrated. I'm generally not a big Krautrock fan, but naturally I have to dig the most poppy of the Krautrockers. I just love the sound of them moogs, and the musical arangements here are so good. This obviously makes a great companion piece for David Bowie's Low. Both of these albums remind me a lot of the soundtracks to the first two Sonic the Hedgehog games for some reason.Favorite tracks: Europe Endless, Hall of Mirrors, Showroom Dummies, Trans Europe Express.
Finally someone agrees with me about that! And good call on "The Shape of Jazz to Come."
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Props to Company Flow, Camel and Moon Safari. This looks like a list worth keeping an eye on for sure, especially since I bet it will have some cool surprises!
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