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SOMB Top 250 Albums of '95 - '04


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#1461 jaredc

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Posted 21 November 2006 - 03:26 AM

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Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

(3526 Points, 47 Votes, One #1 Vote)



6 Strokes Is This It? 3426 49
5 Wilco Yankee Hotel Foxtrot 3526 47 1
4 Flaming Lips The Soft Bulletin 3761 45 2

3 Radiohead The Bends 3602 52
2 Radiohead Kid A 3836 54 2
1 Radiohead OK Computer 5308 67 7



errr, something's not right :huh:

257 R.E.M. Up 386 7


close call. i'm no REM hater, but the album really sucks... maybe their worst

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Posted 21 November 2006 - 03:29 AM

oh yeah, in the confusion amidst the TSB placing, I at first assumed I had just gotten the thousand digit wrong (which I inadvertently do sometimes), so that would've bumped it to the #4 placing. But that didn't seem right either, so I did the re-calculation. Forgot to fix it on the spreadsheet.
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Posted 21 November 2006 - 03:37 AM


The Bends is already sounding rather dated, like a Filter record.


ouch

but true.

i found myself clicking through all the songs the last time i listened to it.

once upon a time i didn't think that could ever happen.

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Posted 21 November 2006 - 05:51 AM

500 Dismemberment Plan Change 190 4

My apologies if you already said this, but how many albums got votes in total? Thanks for all your hard work!

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Posted 21 November 2006 - 06:30 AM

Despite all the bleating (and can I first say that 2 and 3 I would have expected in the top 30 not top 3) this isn't an all time poll so there's no Beatles or Clash to contend with so I can't really see any other album that deserves to be number one after polling 70 odd people (it was on what 85% of the lists) Do we really think any of the other albums in the top 10 would have looked more sensible at #1.

Great job though Bill.

499 Chemical Brothers Surrender 190 3
497 Mogwai Come On Die Young 191 4
495 Black Rebel Motorcycle Club BRMC 191 4
482 Johnny Cash American III: Solitary Man 200 4
481 Gorky's Zygotic Minci Spanish Dance Troupe 201 4
480 Portishead Portishead 201 3
460 Leftfield Leftism 214 6
419 Sleepy Jackson Lovers 234 3
411 Gorky's Zygotic Minci Barafundle 239 5
386 Four Tet Rounds 256 6
382 Mansun Six 260 4 1
372 DJ Shadow The Private Press 269 5
367 Teenage Fanclub Songs from Northen Britian 273 5
356 Goldfrapp Felt Mountain 279 4
347 Teenage Fanclub Grand Prix 283 5
330 Verve A Northern Soul 296 6
315 Ash 1977 305 9
289 Radiohead I Might Be Wrong: Live Recordings 338 5
283 Lambchop Nixon 346 7
282 Manic Street Preachers Everything Must Go 347 6
272 Super Furry Animals Fuzzy Logic 357 6
267 Roni Size New Forms 362 6
265 Underworld Second Toughest in the Infants 365 6


Good to see a smattering of SOMBies love these albums too.
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Posted 21 November 2006 - 07:26 AM

471 Mogwai Rock Action 204 4
452 Guided By Voices Universal Truths and Cycles 216 2 1
447 Sea and Cake The Fawn 218 4
431 Prefuse 73 One Word Extinguisher 228 5
423 Mum Yesterday Was Dramatic, Today is OK 233 4
405 Beachwood Sparks Once We Were Trees 242 3
393 Microphones It Was Hot, We Stayed in the Water 250 4
380 Explosions in the Sky Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Die, Those Who Tell the Truth Shall Live Forever 261 3
370 Hum You'd Prefer an Astronaut 272 6
348 Saint Etienne Good Humor 283 6
330 Verve A Northern Soul 296 6
324 Blur Think Tank 299 9
319 Guided By Voices Isolation Drills 301 5
301 Beastie Boys Hello Nasty 324 12
296 Guided By Voices Under the Bushes, Under the Stars 331 6
271 Sunny Day Real Estate How it Feels to Be Something On 357 5
261 Microphones The Glow, Pt. 2 379 5
259 Explosions in the Sky The Earth is Not a Cold Dead Place 382 9
257 R.E.M. Up 386 7
252 Sea and Cake The Biz 390 5
251 Stars Set Yourself on Fire 392 8


Ahh, so THERE you are! I was looking for these!

Thanks for the hard work, Bill. I'm still amazed and thrilled that Jens made the list! And I may be one of the only people who is happy about the top 3; those are albums that still get me every time. Very interesting list, folks; I learned a thing or two about some new bands!

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Posted 21 November 2006 - 07:40 AM

Bad SOMB, Good Dr. Bill. Radiohead have done many things, but they have not released the three best records of the last 10 years.
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Posted 21 November 2006 - 08:05 AM

I had no delusions that stuff like clientele's suburban light or the history of our world pt. 1 was gonna place, but sheesh SOMB buy some Broadcast and Herbert records. And go back and listen to Hot Shots II again. I have no idea how that record wound up with such a poor rep, unless everyone really expected the betas to resurrect the shuffly acoustic sound from their first EP and kept punishing them if they didn't.

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Posted 21 November 2006 - 08:08 AM

Weird to see 3 Radiohead albums at the top, but I can't complain too much. I had all 3 on my list (at 26, 71 and 99).

Fantastic job again Dr. Bill. Now take a few days off to rest up before we start the 2006 year end voting frenzy.

And go back and listen to Hot Shots II again. I have no idea how that record wound up with such a poor rep, unless everyone really expected the betas to resurrect the shuffly acoustic sound from their first EP and kept punishing them if they didn't.

Hey, I voted for this. Proudly. A great album, and my favorite Beta Band album by far.
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Posted 21 November 2006 - 08:12 AM




And go back and listen to Hot Shots II again. I have no idea how that record wound up with such a poor rep, unless everyone really expected the betas to resurrect the shuffly acoustic sound from their first EP and kept punishing them if they didn't.

Hey, I voted for this. Proudly. A great album, and my favorite Beta Band album by far.


Looks like we may have virtually been the only ones :/

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Posted 21 November 2006 - 08:12 AM


257 R.E.M. Up 386 7


close call. i'm no REM hater, but the album really sucks... maybe their worst

I'm one of those 7. Took some getting used to, but I think it's weirdly warm and wonderful. It speaks to me far more than some of their 80s albums do (Fables and Green in particular). Reveal and Around the Sun are far worse.
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Posted 21 November 2006 - 08:19 AM

WTF, did atease invade? Thanks, Bill.
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Posted 21 November 2006 - 08:21 AM





And go back and listen to Hot Shots II again. I have no idea how that record wound up with such a poor rep, unless everyone really expected the betas to resurrect the shuffly acoustic sound from their first EP and kept punishing them if they didn't.

Hey, I voted for this. Proudly. A great album, and my favorite Beta Band album by far.


Looks like we may have virtually been the only ones :/


Considered it but fell short of my 100.

WTF, did atease invade?

Thanks, Bill.


Do you really think a Wilco record is a better choice of best record of the last ten years?
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Posted 21 November 2006 - 08:39 AM

can't say I'm surprised about Radiohead 2-1, but I am sorta surprised about The Bends at #3, thought that common wisdom had moved sufficiently away from that one. Guess some boards just don't know when to let go.

thank god this list is over.


This was one of the more fascinating lists, historically speaking. Very weird to see The Bends, too. Note how this top 10 stacked up on the strength of a multitude of ranks, and not just #1 ranks. Interesting.

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464 A3 Exile on Cold Harbour Lane 209 2 1
454 Steve Earle The Revolution Starts Now 216 4
404 Ween Quebec 243 6
403 Polyphonic Spree The Beginning Stages Of 243 5
392 Polyphonic Spree Together We're Heavy 250 3
387 Ween 12 Golden Country Greats 254 6
340 Ween White Pepper 287 4
316 Ben Folds Five The Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Meissner 302
304 Liz Phair Whitechocolatespaceegg 320 6


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Posted 21 November 2006 - 08:46 AM



WTF, did atease invade?

Thanks, Bill.


Do you really think a Wilco record is a better choice of best record of the last ten years?


I wouldn't have voted it higher if I didn't. I also believe

Neutral Milk Hotel - Aeroplane Over the Sea
Daft Punk - Discovery
The Magnetic Fields - 69 Love Songs
Flaming Lips - The Soft Bulletin
Fugees - The Score
Belle & Sebastian - Tigermilk
Yo La Tengo - I Can Feel the Heart Beating As One

are better choices. YHF is an amazingly textured album that applies the best of Eno's atmospheric explorations with Americana for sexy results. Oh, and I DEFINITELY think it's a better choice for 2nd or 3rd best album of the time period.
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Posted 21 November 2006 - 10:23 AM

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Very funny ending. Good job voters and kudos as always to the good Doctor.

On to the year in review!
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Posted 21 November 2006 - 10:36 AM

Kinda glad I didn't vote now, even though it wouldn't matter OKC woulda been top 5 for me and Kid A prly woulda been top 20. Don't think The Bends would get any love from me though.

I'm psyched for these EOY lists, can I start pimping "Me & U" right now?

its like a group of nerds just get together to self indulge their self, just like sound opinions message board.


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Posted 21 November 2006 - 11:15 AM

can I start pimping "Me & U" right now?

Only if you listen to "Long Way To Go" a few times first. B)

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Posted 21 November 2006 - 11:32 AM

A lot of great build up for one of the mos t surprising, painful endings to a list to date. still, good jorb, doctor. and i looked over the 500 and unless i missed it, deltron 3030 didn't make the cut? am i the only one who voted for it? if so, fuck you guys.
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Posted 21 November 2006 - 11:46 AM

I definitely prefer the hooky, catchy, upbeat, louder model of indie rock. Indie rock that doesn't SOUND like indie rock. Personal bias.

I'm with you more & more these days. Bands like BSS are the exception for me of late. And yeah, fuck the Walkmen.

u guys rule

Yikes. Awful finish.

Good job though GDB.

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