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Urban Hat€monger ? 12-30-2004 02:12 PM

Albums You`ve Discovered This Year
 
Right so i`m not going to make this a top 10 because there are millions of those around already.
Anyway there`s already a thread about the best albums of 2004 so to do something a little different how about writing about some old albums you discovered in 2004. Oh and don`t just write a list , lists are dull. Give reasons why you like , why you chose it ect ect.
Anyway some of the stuff i`ve picked up this year....

Nick Drake - Bryter Layter
I`d been meaning to pick up some of his stuff for a while now but just never got around to it.I bought this in April , it`s STILL in my CD player . Thats just how good it is.

Hawkwind - Doremi Fasol Latido
Hawkwind were one of those bands I avoided because I was never sure what to make of them. On the one hand you had a bunch of hippies of whom I remember having to sit through a 20 minute live version of Master Of The Universe as a kid at some friends house, which was like torture. On the other hand they used to have Lemmy in the band & John Lydon & most of the original punks were big fans.Anyway , decided to give this a shot & was glad I did. In fact if we`re talking early 70s heavy rock i`d rather listen to Hawkwind than Sabbath these days.

Miles Davis - Bitches Brew
Makes Radioheads Kid A sound like Atomic Kitten`s greatest hits.

Mr Scruff - Trouser Jazz
While on the subject of jazz , nice warm jazzy feel with cool electro beats to give it a modern slant.The perfect chill out album.

The Prisoners - A Taste Of Pink
Obscure early 80s garage band , don`t know an awful lot about them other than they were generally regarded by some people in the know to be a well kept secret & then someone decided this album needed to be re-issued in CD format.Well done that man.Kind of like Wire , but more looser.

Stevie Wonder - Innervisions
Songs In The Key Of Life seems to get all the attention but I like this one better.Maybe because it`s shorter & has less love songs on it.But mainly because it has Higher Ground & Livin For The City on it,easily 2 of the best songs he ever wrote.

Curtis Mayfield - Superfly
Anyone who doesn`t like, or dance to blaxploitation movie soundtracks has no taste in music whatsoever.

Fourtet - Rounds
Would be on my best albums of 2004 list , only it didn`t come out in 2004 so it`s on this one.Like an instrumental Radiohead , if you want an easy comparison.

Happy Mondays - Thrills Pills & Bellyache
I just woke up one morning & realised I didn`t own this album. 2 days later & £3 worse off I soon fixed that & everything was alright in the world.

The Pogues - Rum Sodomy & The Lash
Songs about Drinking , ****ing , fighting ,love, war & death, all sung by a bona fide legend. What more could you possibly want.

The Fall - Live At The Witch Trials
Just re-released remastered with a 2 disc set at a low price , ANYBODY who calls themselves a punk & doesn`t own this now has no excuse not to.

Can - Tago Mago
I actually discovered this album ages ago , but every listen I find something new that I never noticed before, so it`s in this years list, and it`ll probably be in next years too.

The Kinks - Village Green Preservation Society
You can shove your Sgt Pepper

Ok thats me done

Morientes 12-30-2004 03:41 PM

Best album I bought was probably Destroy Rock & Roll by Mylo.

riseagainstrocks 12-30-2004 09:42 PM

I discovered Unearth this year. Amazing. Pure Amazing

rise_above 12-30-2004 11:19 PM

i've dicovered NOFX's greatest songs ever written (by us) album. i was suprised brews wasn't on there though

fidelityfiend 12-31-2004 08:58 AM

Older new stuff - I got into Skunk Anansie this year - killer hard rock/hardcore band from England fronted by "Skin" - a bald black chick with serious attitude and the chops to back it up - don't know if they are still together or not - the two releases I picked up are "Paranoid & Sunburnt" and "Stoosh" - both are excellent.

Sweet Jane 12-31-2004 02:50 PM

Went travelling solo this summer and befriended some american guys after we bonded in a record store in Barcelona, was really nice chatting music and learning of some really good bands, when you hadn't even spoke to anyone for days. One of them left me with albums by the The Cure, Postal Service, Jesus and the Mary Chain, Taking Heads, Decemberists and Deathcab for Cutie and Cocteau Twins who I'd never so much as heard of. God knows how I survived without some of those. The Cure are amazing!
This year I discovered Les Savy Fav and Micah P Hinson, and they are both beautiful in different ways. I love singer songwriters like Micah but we dont see much of that over here.
Also discovered Nick Drake 'Pink Moon' and Jefferson Airplane 'Surrealistic Pillow'. Always knew White Rabbit and Somebody to Love, but had no idea how good this lot were, and its always nice to think 'where have you been all my life'. Nick Drake was always one of these names I knew but didnt really see the big deal. Man, I see it now.

Sweet Jane 01-01-2005 05:00 PM

Going through some old music folder now and realised I only heard of Songs:Ohia in 2004, and so albums like Magnolia Electric Co. were lost on me until now. The guitar, the lyrics, that dude's voice... its all amazing.
Also: Netural Milk Hotel I only discovered this year, so On Avery Island and The Aeroplane Over the Sea were gems of 2004. Papa M too.

Urban Hat€monger ? 01-01-2005 05:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sweet Jane
Netural Milk Hotel I only discovered this year, so On Avery Island and The Aeroplane Over the Sea were gems of 2004.

Yeah I got both of those albums last year after dithering over them for ages. A lot better than I thought they would be too

Thrice 01-01-2005 06:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by riseagainstrocks
I discovered Unearth this year. Amazing. Pure Amazing

ew...

Thrice 01-01-2005 06:09 PM

i discovered about 100 or so, and im not listing them.


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