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#161 amotin

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Posted 30 October 2006 - 09:18 AM



Andrew WK being 10+ on HTTT = lolz



boo hoo, there will be plenty more radiohead to choose from
much farther down the line


I didn't say I disagreed with Andrew being higher, I just find it funny.

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Posted 30 October 2006 - 09:31 AM




Andrew WK being 10+ on HTTT = lolz



boo hoo, there will be plenty more radiohead to choose from
much farther down the line


I didn't say I disagreed with Andrew being higher, I just find it funny.


my bad, I skipped my sensitivity training classes this morning :lol:

I really wonder if I should check out Sparklehorse. He's (they've?) been on my list for about ten years, and I've just never brought myself to hear any of their stuff.


same here.

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Posted 30 October 2006 - 09:55 AM

Dig the twist


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Liars - They Threw Us All in a Trench and Stuck a Monument on Top


Year
: 2002

US Chart Position: n/a

UK Chart Position: n/a

Charting Singles: n/a

Acclaimed Music Ranking: #30 (year), #183 (decade), #1479 (all-time)

AMG Says: "The debut LP from Brooklyn's Liars is a churning collection of jerky punk rock, funk grooves, and computerized mayhem that oddly enough comes off quite charming. With sufficiently angular guitars, British-tinged vocals, and a truly pummeling bass presence, the group rocks with phenomenal energy and absolutely no restraint. The half-hour-long closer, "The Dust That Makes the Mud," collapses into a puzzlingly repetitive, sample-ridden hip-hop beat that ends things on a bizarre note, but the lead-up is pure rock & roll, complete with the attitude and aggression that makes for a great listen. Liars have a surprisingly unique approach that distinguishes them from other groups in their willingness to experiment with different tones, volumes, and styles, all of which make They Threw Us in a Trench and Stuck a Monument On an astounding debut. Catchy group vocals are all over the disc, and just about every chorus is instantly memorable yet still somewhat pummeling. The use of digital sounds and beats only adds to the unique properties of the record, giving it a feel somewhat akin to later Les Savy Fav records, only with a much more punk-fueled sound. Liars are something special, and when a young band puts out a record like this it is hard not to pay attention. Where they'll go from here is impossible to guess, but with a band this hyperactively creative, that seems to be the point."

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Posted 30 October 2006 - 10:00 AM




Andrew WK being 10+ on HTTT = lolz



boo hoo, there will be plenty more radiohead to choose from
much farther down the line


I didn't say I disagreed with Andrew being higher, I just find it funny.


I'm saying it. Feces molded into the shape of a CD sounds better than that crap fest.
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#165 elcorazon

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Posted 30 October 2006 - 10:01 AM



Not much love for Americana or psychedelia here.

You have the most incredible persecution complex I've ever seen of anyone on the internet.

The SOMB doesn't love psychedelia? Do you really believe what you're saying?

The board likes Americana too, though maybe not in the same, specific/traditional way you do.




Americana are not well represented on the lists.


truth. I suspect (and hopefully no one will take this the wrong way) that although there are quite a few fans of Americana (I won't speak to psychedelia, as it's not really my area of expertise), they are less likely to vote in these polls than some other fans. I'm not sure why that is, but it seems to be true. It may not be, however, I could just be making it up.
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

#166 Hewletts Daughter

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Posted 30 October 2006 - 11:23 AM

Wowser. Props to Diesel - I thought I'd be the highest voter for this on SOMB.

Excellent album.

Yeah, I thought I voted this higher than anyone else. I think it was like #12 or so on my list. Damn glad to see it pop up in our overall list when AWK was shutout of the 250 singles poll.

Wow, I have no use for this page whatsoever.

Andrew WK being 10+ on HTTT = lolz

I know, finally there's justice on the SOMB. the list could end now and I don't think I would be disappointed.


Still, I stand by I Get Wet > Ok Computer
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#167 yancy

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Posted 30 October 2006 - 11:26 AM

the real Blink critical revision is at least a half-decade away and possibly even longer

Thankfully, Bono Jr. Tom DeLonge and reality TV human cartoon Travis Barker are doing all they can to thwart any favorable critical hindsight for Blink.

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Posted 30 October 2006 - 11:30 AM

I heard Alice and it sounds like he's phoning it in.

Hardly. Not with stunning lyrics like I remember the showers, but no one puts flowers...on a flowers grave.
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Posted 30 October 2006 - 11:32 AM

Speaking of Garbage how "Happy When It Rains" finished above "Milk" and "Stupid Girl" is a mystery.

Much bigger hit in the US. "Milk" basically didn't exist here that I'm aware of.

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Posted 30 October 2006 - 11:34 AM

Speaking of Garbage how "Happy When It Rains" finished above "Milk" and "Stupid Girl" is a mystery.

Much bigger hit in the US. "Milk" basically didn't exist here that I'm aware of.


Fair point, but "Stupid Girl" was an even bigger than "Happy When It Rains" though wasn't it?
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Posted 30 October 2006 - 11:35 AM

#234.
Green Day - Nimrod

No big deal, but this should say #233.

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Posted 30 October 2006 - 11:35 AM

Speaking of Garbage how "Happy When It Rains" finished above "Milk" and "Stupid Girl" is a mystery.

Much bigger hit in the US. "Milk" basically didn't exist here that I'm aware of.

I had "Push It" as the best Garbage single....my head explodes and my body aches....Version 2.0 is the better album.
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Posted 30 October 2006 - 11:36 AM

Fair point, but "Stupid Girl" was an even bigger than "Happy When It Rains" though wasn't it?

Maybe? I'm only going off my recollection of how much MTV/radio airplay I wtinessed of each. Actual chart numbers might prove me to be full of shit.

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Posted 30 October 2006 - 11:38 AM

Garbage and the Foo Fighters are the same band to me in that I completely forget they exist and then theycome out with a single and I get all like "oh wow, these guys...they were kinda cool, right?" And then I revisit them for like a day and proceed to forget the even exist for another three to five-year span. With that said, that Garbage album is appropriately placed on the countdown in my eyes.
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Posted 30 October 2006 - 11:58 AM

Fair point, but "Stupid Girl" was an even bigger than "Happy When It Rains" though wasn't it?

Maybe? I'm only going off my recollection of how much MTV/radio airplay I wtinessed of each. Actual chart numbers might prove me to be full of shit.


Garbage's US chart positions:

"Stupid Girl" 24
"Push It" 52
"Special" 52
"Only Happy When it Rains" 55
"Why Do You Love Me" 94
"Vow" 97

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Posted 30 October 2006 - 12:05 PM

Their UK positions: Only Happy When it Rains 29 Queer 13 Stupid Girl 4 Milk 10 Push It 9 I Think I'm Paranoid 9 Special 15 When I Grow Up 9 I'd completely forgotten about 'Queer', but now I'm reminded, I recall quite liking it.

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Posted 30 October 2006 - 12:52 PM

Garbage and the Foo Fighters are the same band to me in that I completely forget they exist and then theycome out with a single and I get all like "oh wow, these guys...they were kinda cool, right?" And then I revisit them for like a day and proceed to forget the even exist for another three to five-year span.


I would add Stone Temple Pilots to that short list.

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Posted 30 October 2006 - 01:03 PM

IMO, both "Push It" and "I Think I'm Paranoid" are better singles than anything else Garbage has done. "I Think I'm Paranoid"=underrated.

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Posted 30 October 2006 - 01:19 PM

I've always liked "Vow" and "No. 1 Crush" the best.

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Posted 30 October 2006 - 01:22 PM

I would add Stone Temple Pilots to that short list.

not I...I never really liked STP except for a few singles. when they ended their tenure as a band, I certainly was not going through anything even close to the slightest bit of mourning/
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