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Old 07-15-2013, 10:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone else have this: Albums you love, that when you think about it are pretty hit or miss from track to track, but the good tracks are so good that you rate the album pretty highly anyway? I thought of this today while I was listening to Hell's Winter by Cage, realizing that, even though I skipped over a lot of tracks, the ones I listened to I really, really like (such as "Good Morning", "Grand 'ol Party Crash", "Stripes", "Perfect World", "Lord Have Mercy" and "Hell's Winter"). Walk Among Us by the Misfits is another I'd put in this category. I love this album, but really it's just "I Turned into a Martian", "All Hell Breaks Loose", "Hatebreeders", "Night of the Living Dead", "Skulls" and "Astro Zombies" that I love. The rest of the album is a little meh to me, but those songs are so god damn great that it's still a beloved album for me.
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Old 07-15-2013, 10:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The Slow Motion World of Snowpony. I picked it up in a cut out bin, I like the cover, didn't really know the band. When I first the played it I found I love the first few tracks, but I then the last tracks I didn't really get into. I don't know if I ever played it all the way through since the first time I played it.
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Old 07-15-2013, 10:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The second half of Satanic Panic in the Attic is unremarkable, but the first half is some of Of Montreal's best work.

Always a shame, I find, when I feel like that.
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Old 07-16-2013, 12:06 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Side one if stood alone would make a short list of the best albums ever made. However, the only song I like on side two is "Mystery Achievement". Yes that includes "Brass In Pocket". I always thought that song was kinda bleah compared to blistering tracks such as "Precious" and "Tattooed Love Boys".
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The second half of Satanic Panic in the Attic is unremarkable, but the first half is some of Of Montreal's best work.

Always a shame, I find, when I feel like that.
I agree completely.

I find this is the case with all the later Mars Volta albums...Meccamputecture and the Bedlam in Goliath both start off really strong and then by the end of it, I just don't care. I also feel this way about early Pink Floyd...Meddle is really a crap album, but Echoes is so freaking good that I definitely rank the album highly. I guess the fact that it's over 20 minutes kind of makes up for it.
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The first album that popped into my head when I saw the thread title was:



The four songs on side one are really, really good, up there with the best stuff on NEU! and NEU! 75. But the second side of this album is incredibly frustrating to listen to. What I understand is that they had run out of money to finish the album and so they decided to fill the second half with tape experiments and remixes of existing songs. The results are less than impressive.
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I'm going to be kicked for this but for me a lot of 80s Bowie stuff falls into this category. So much that is good, but also a lot that is really unremarkable and generic 80s. I'm a Bowie fan and I wish I could get more into some of said unremarkable stuff... but I can't.

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Anyone else have this: Albums you love, that when you think about it are pretty hit or miss from track to track, but the good tracks are so good that you rate the album pretty highly anyway? I thought of this today while I was listening to Hell's Winter by Cage, realizing that, even though I skipped over a lot of tracks, the ones I listened to I really, really like (such as "Good Morning", "Grand 'ol Party Crash", "Stripes", "Perfect World", "Lord Have Mercy" and "Hell's Winter"). Walk Among Us by the Misfits is another I'd put in this category. I love this album, but really it's just "I Turned into a Martian", "All Hell Breaks Loose", "Hatebreeders", "Night of the Living Dead", "Skulls" and "Astro Zombies" that I love. The rest of the album is a little meh to me, but those songs are so god damn great that it's still a beloved album for me.

Walk Among Us is all good to me. Some songs are more memorable than others but most of them fit well in context. Astro Zombies is probably the only one I dislike.
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Steve Earle's "Copperhead Road". Starts off with a punch to the guts, continues on for all of side one, then side two wimps out and ends up pinching your arm and telling you you're not a nice person. Batlord knows what I mean. Such a dichotomy in one album. And it has such a badass cover too: first thing that attracted me to it!
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Black Flag's My War would be a perfect example of this.

First half of the album is amazing, the second half is like Chinese water torture.
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Combat Rock by The Clash. It would have made an excellent EP with side one, exchanging Red Angel Dragnet for Overpowered By Funk.
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