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#1261 The Good Dr Bill

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Posted 20 November 2006 - 02:52 AM

yeah, I never really understood that either. I mean, "Alone Down There" is probably the worst song on the album (except maybe "I Came As a Rat"), but it still works. And "The Stars are Projecters" is one of the best songs on tha lbum.
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Posted 20 November 2006 - 03:22 AM

Sea Change should of placed better, the track "Lost Cause" still gets me everytime I'm tired of fighting tired of f i g h t i n g fighting for a lost cause fucking amen brother
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#1263 Montana

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Posted 20 November 2006 - 03:44 AM

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too low.


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Same. This is Becks finest album.



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Same. This is one of the few albums that can:

1. get played at a normal beer/weed party
2. get played at someones funeral
3. get played at a psychedelic party

And seem to fit in all those spaces.

There shouldn't be a Blur or Oasis record that places ahead of these three. But then again, there shouldn't be the Maury Povich show either, but that still exists.
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I see you by your dresser doing your make-up
Fluttering a Chinese fan in a Knoxville fashion
All last night you tossed and turned
Your body was hotter than the night Richmond burned
You say you had a bad nightmare about tractor trailers crashing
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Posted 20 November 2006 - 03:47 AM

[b]#29.


Beck - Sea Change

(1793 Points, 33 Votes)

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If, on most albums prior to this, Beck's music was a sonic kaleidoscope -- each song shifting familiar and forgotten sounds into colorful, unpredictable combinations -- this discards genre-hopping in favor of focus, and the concentration pays off gloriously, resulting in not just his best album, but one of the greatest late-night, brokenhearted albums in pop.


couldn't have said it better myself

his best album imo, even if it's not representative of his overall work

#1265 Montana

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Posted 20 November 2006 - 03:49 AM





Beck - Sea Change[/size]
(1793 Points, 33 Votes)

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If, on most albums prior to this, Beck's music was a sonic kaleidoscope -- each song shifting familiar and forgotten sounds into colorful, unpredictable combinations -- this discards genre-hopping in favor of focus, and the concentration pays off gloriously, resulting in not just his best album, but one of the greatest late-night, brokenhearted albums in pop.


couldn't have said it better myself



True. And a couple of the tracks make for amazing road trip music - especially the Golden Age.
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Posted 20 November 2006 - 04:02 AM

Same. This is one of the few albums that can:

1. get played at a normal beer/weed party
2. get played at someones funeral
3. get played at a psychedelic party

Huge difference between 1 & 3 there. Wow.

Albums don't get played during funerals, and if they do, well, then the family is going to choose whatever the fuck they want to play, not the Flaming Lips.

Your criteria for praising music is terrible.

#1267 Montana

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Posted 20 November 2006 - 04:16 AM


Same. This is one of the few albums that can:

1. get played at a normal beer/weed party
2. get played at someones funeral
3. get played at a psychedelic party

Huge difference between 1 & 3 there. Wow.




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Posted 20 November 2006 - 04:19 AM

I dont like yoshimi much soft B. = a rainbow exploded in a studio, in the future (but in that way people from the past invisioned it) Yoshimi = reading a comic book. so you can clearly see the difference. oh, And I gotta hear that spiritualized disc.
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Posted 20 November 2006 - 05:16 AM

69 Love Songs, To Bring You My Love, Sophtware Slump, Moon Safari and Turn on The Bright Lights. All pretty good stuff but top 50 is stretching it I think.

Good to see XTMNTR and Ladies and Gentlemen... from my top 10 make the top 50. Odd to see an album, like Elephant do so well but still get beaten by Room on Fire. Tend to agree with those that say that we've got some fantastic albums here but this is the top 40 not the top 100 (Hello The Shins, Spoon, Modest Mouse and that Streets album)

Discovery and Since I Left You in the top 25 is very good news. I do like that Oasis record for the five really great songs on it and as much it's the sound of a young vibrant Britain I grew up in, The Masterplan is better pound for pound.

Also glad that Yoshimi didn't beat The Soft Bulletin as well.
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Posted 20 November 2006 - 06:15 AM

Wow, GDB was right about the list being boring for about the top 60; I blazed through the last 6 pages. I'd rather read the personal lists of selected posters, to be honest.

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Posted 20 November 2006 - 07:51 AM

I think I really fucked up when I ranked the FLips albums. It's an unpopular opinion, but when I really think about it, Yoshimi is way better than SB. Both should have been in my top 20, but Yoshimi should have been higher.
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Posted 20 November 2006 - 07:56 AM

yoshimi beating the avalanches, daft punk and modest mouse should disqualify montana from complaining for a bit




probably definitely the two best American indie rock albums of the 00s


if you want get technical, one of them came out on a major. So that makes Spoon the best U.S. indie rock album of the past six years?! I guess people would toss in Sufjan but that's closer to indie pop.

I can't think of another one that'd be up there with kill the moonlight. wow, regardless of what you think of Spoon, that is really, really sad. What a poor track record for indie rock.

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Posted 20 November 2006 - 08:40 AM

Weird, aren't all 4 of those records typically thought of as the second best of each of those highly respected artists?
Some of the groupings that happen on this list are very funny.


I'm seeing a lot of that throughout this list, wherein the "better" album seems to be ranking lower than the "second best" (at least, in my opinion).

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PJ Harvey - To Bring You My Love

Charting Singles: "Down By the Water" (#2 Modern Rock US, #38 UK)


I recently gave this album a listen...not as good as I had hoped, for my tastes. Too much Patti Smithiness.

[b]#33.Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie & the Infinite Sadness
(1636 Points, 24 Votes, One #1 Votes)

Surprisingly high.

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Posted 20 November 2006 - 10:02 AM

So, just to clarify, is it really true that the whole list is slightly askew, by having all of Red's votes doubled, and by threshold not having any input? Or did you just mess up on the spreadsheet so you don't know what theshold's votes were? Not that it matters, but I am curious.
Sail Away: The Songs of Randy Newman -7.5/10
Dusty Springfield - Dusty in Memphis 8.5/10
Buddy & Julie Miller - Written in Chalk wow, first listen, but great great record! 9.3/10
Justin Townes Earle - Midnight at the Moviessurprisingly great, never picked up his past releases, but this one's knocking my socks off right away, 8.7/10
M. Ward - Hold Time 8.0/10
Neko Case -Middle Cyclone her best I've heard is my initial impression, but too soon to rate, haven't had a really good listen yet 7.8/10

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Posted 20 November 2006 - 10:53 AM

anyone else think this list is a lot more interesting than anticipated...? the last few albums (yoshimi excepted) were ones i thought would be locks for the top ten. i guess the last bit is going to be very 90s heavy?
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Posted 20 November 2006 - 10:58 AM

anyone else think this list is a lot more interesting than anticipated...?

the last few albums (yoshimi excepted) were ones i thought would be locks for the top ten. i guess the last bit is going to be very 90s heavy?


you are depressingly correct. Instead we'll get Summerteeth. (which, to be fair, is better than yhf)

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Posted 20 November 2006 - 11:04 AM

I do like that Oasis record for the five really great songs on it and as much it's the sound of a young vibrant Britain I grew up in,


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Posted 20 November 2006 - 11:08 AM

which, to be fair, is better than yhf


ha, you're funny. funny, funny joke.
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Posted 20 November 2006 - 11:16 AM


which, to be fair, is better than yhf


ha, you're funny. funny, funny joke.


no one on this board would be caught dead joking about wilco.

a top ten for summerteeth would be nice.
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Posted 20 November 2006 - 11:47 AM

yoshimi beating the avalanches, daft punk and modest mouse should disqualify montana from complaining for a bit





probably definitely the two best American indie rock albums of the 00s

I can't think of another one that'd be up there with kill the moonlight. wow, regardless of what you think of Spoon, that is really, really sad. What a poor track record for indie rock.


I think you are dead wrong regarding Indie Rock having a poor track record (maybe on this list?). I would rank The Meadowlands, Ghosts of the Great Highway, Funeral and You Forget it in People are all as great and maybe even a little bit better then Kill the Moonlight.

And while M&A were on a major label, this album could have been on Up or K records for ajoke (though probably with less production value built in). Moon and Antartica is indie rock all the way (by genre anyway).