commercially disappointing major label rock/alternative albums of 1996

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otm. does that album have a cult following or am i making that up?

call all destroyer, Saturday, 5 May 2012 19:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

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System, Thursday, 10 May 2012 00:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

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some dude, Thursday, 10 May 2012 03:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

Tiny Music... Songs From The Vatican Gift Shop

Bee OK, Thursday, 10 May 2012 03:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

really debating which one of these album titles makes the best euphemism for alienating a fanbase. "oh yeah, they Razorblade Suitcased that shit up on that one." "jesus, they dropped a Fairweather Johnson on that second abum." "you think they went Tiny Music last time? this one is straight up Friction, Baby."

some dude, Thursday, 10 May 2012 04:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

fyi i still probably listen to no code ~10 times per year.

one dis leads to another (ian), Thursday, 10 May 2012 04:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

I never really got that into No Code, not like I did the previous three. That was where I got off the PJ train, in fact. Aside from "Hail, Hail", which is pretty killer, I remember more about the packaging gimmicks than I do about the music. And that was during a summer when it was rattling around in my backpack with about 15 other tapes that were on near-constant Walkman rotation. It wasn't bad, but it just wasn't my thing (anymore).

You Don't Throw Oranges On An Escalator (Deric W. Haircare), Thursday, 10 May 2012 04:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

And I have a deep emotional connection to most of those other albums (New Adventures In Hi-Fi, Sebadoh's Harmacy, Cibo Matto's Viva La Woman, and the Kids soundtrack, among others) as a result of the trials of that summer that's strangely absent wrt No Code.

You Don't Throw Oranges On An Escalator (Deric W. Haircare), Thursday, 10 May 2012 04:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

Sebadoh's Harmacy, Cibo Matto's Viva La Woman, and the Kids soundtrack

what a time to be alive

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Thursday, 10 May 2012 05:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

Missing Poll Choice:

Leslie Mann: Boner Machine (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 10 May 2012 05:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

When I was 16 IIRC my top 5 albums of 1996 went something like 1. Tiny music 2. odelay 3. she's the one 4. evil empire 5. sublime s/t

billstevejim, Thursday, 10 May 2012 08:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah i loved tiny music when i was 12 or 13. thank god i got into indie rock.

call all destroyer, Thursday, 10 May 2012 11:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

Dust vs. Black Love vs New Adventures for me. I'm going to plump for New Adventures but it's very close. Probably sold more than anything except the Metallica album now I come to think of it.

Homosexual Satan Wasp (Matt DC), Thursday, 10 May 2012 12:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

I never realised so many people liked No Code... I remember in the late '90s I couldn't find a single person who had anything good to say about the record!

The Jupiter 8 (Turrican), Thursday, 10 May 2012 14:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

Are we supposed to choose the one we like or the most disappointing one?

broom air, Thursday, 10 May 2012 14:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

that petty soundtrack is kind of great -- if only it weren't saddled to that horrible horrible movie.

tylerw, Thursday, 10 May 2012 14:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

Voting for best/favorite/etc.

Doctor Casino, Thursday, 10 May 2012 15:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

I love that She's The One soundtrack, despite association with Ed Burns bleeeeegggggggghh

"Walls (Circus)" is still one of my favorite later-Petty songs

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 10 May 2012 15:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

"Walls" is rull good. I used to listen to She's The One while playing PC games. Also I didn't realize "Asshole" was a Beck cover until I bought One Foot In The Grave a year or 2 later.

billstevejim, Thursday, 10 May 2012 21:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

Considering the success of Wallflowers and "Mary Jane's Last Dance," I'd say She's The One would've fit into this poll perfectly.

billstevejim, Thursday, 10 May 2012 21:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

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System, Friday, 11 May 2012 00:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

otoh

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Friday, 11 May 2012 00:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

did markers vote twice?

it looks like something rupert the bear would wear (Algerian Goalkeeper), Friday, 11 May 2012 00:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

Porno For Pyros - Good God's Urge 4

wau

mookieproof, Friday, 11 May 2012 00:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

Stone Temple Pilots 6

It appears I don't understand a lot more things in this world than I thought

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 11 May 2012 00:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

The Cranberries - To The Faithful Departed 0

DAMN RIGHT! :D

The Jupiter 8 (Turrican), Friday, 11 May 2012 00:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

heavens to murgatroyd, this thing got nearly 150 responses! some kind of record?

10. “Pour Some Sugar On Me” – Tom Cruise (contenderizer), Friday, 11 May 2012 00:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

heavens!

mookieproof, Friday, 11 May 2012 00:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

gracious!

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 11 May 2012 00:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

The Cranberries - To The Faithful Departed 0

This one really deserves its last place.

NSFW Australia (seandalai), Friday, 11 May 2012 00:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's a topic near and dear to everyone's heart.

You Don't Throw Oranges On An Escalator (Deric W. Haircare), Friday, 11 May 2012 00:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

its the last decade before most ilxors got jaded

it looks like something rupert the bear would wear (Algerian Goalkeeper), Friday, 11 May 2012 00:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

now I wish She's The One had been a part of this

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 11 May 2012 01:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah Petty along w/ Cracker definitely shoulda been options but tbf they probably both would've been down in the 2 vote ghetto with Type O Negative.

i kinda figured this would have a good turnout and wide distribution of votes, but i really didn't think all but 3 albums would get votes!! also v happy that Hi-Fi beat Pinkerton.

some dude, Friday, 11 May 2012 02:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

Kinda sorta feel like Blow It Out Your Ass, It's Veruca Salt fits the bill here? Except for the pesky fact of it being an EP.

You Don't Throw Oranges On An Escalator (Deric W. Haircare), Friday, 11 May 2012 03:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

my favorite under-the-radar follow-up EP of 1996 is Ruth Ruth's The Little Death, which is fucking incredible and better than maybe 2 or 3 of the albums on this list

some dude, Friday, 11 May 2012 03:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

better than ALL BUT maybe 2 or 3 etc.

some dude, Friday, 11 May 2012 03:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

sd how old are u?

mookieproof, Friday, 11 May 2012 03:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

30, was 14 in '96

some dude, Friday, 11 May 2012 03:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

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― mookieproof, Thursday, May 10, 2012 8:17 PM (2 hours ago) Bookmark

that really is bewildering -- i liked it ok at the time (mike watt!) but god has the production aged badly even in the context of this lot

some dude, Friday, 11 May 2012 03:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

ha man i remember 'october rust' getting a 5-star review in ALTERNATIVE PRESS

goole, Friday, 11 May 2012 03:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

ha i think i read reviews of AT LEAST half of these in Alternative Press

some dude, Friday, 11 May 2012 03:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

i had a sub to that in hs :/

idk when i became the emo us weekly but it was after i was reading it

goole, Friday, 11 May 2012 03:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

great stealth typo right there

O_o-O_0-o_O (jjjusten), Friday, 11 May 2012 03:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

ohhhh

goole, Friday, 11 May 2012 04:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

some dude if you were 14 in '96 (and thirty now) do you think about these records as you heard them then or as you hear them now or some mix of the two?

(i'm not trying to shit on your ability/authority to criticize them at all, but i am curious)

mookieproof, Friday, 11 May 2012 04:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

a mix of the two, but it really depends because some of them i really HAVEN'T listened to in full in years and years, some i just revisited recently, some never left rotation.

but pretty much all of the ones i love or that have songs i love, i acknowledge that the albums have flaws or that the production hasn't dated well, etc.

some dude, Friday, 11 May 2012 04:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

Stone Temple Pilots 6
It appears I don't understand a lot more things in this world than I thought
― Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, May 10, 2012 8:25 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark

It's really not that bad...

billstevejim, Friday, 11 May 2012 05:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think the huge response is that the overground notoriety of these albums intersects perfectly with the median ilxor age? I.E. Everyone has an opinion on this...

Badmotorfinger Debate Club (MFB), Friday, 11 May 2012 05:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

xpost yes, yes it is. My memory isn't that bad.

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 11 May 2012 05:18 (2 years ago) Permalink


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