Britpop era follow up to successful albums poll

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man what a huge load of shit

goole, Sunday, 6 May 2012 17:23 (1 year ago) Permalink

went for C'mon Kids... In my head I've written one of those 33 1/3 books about that album focussing on its classic status as follow up album to successful britpop release.

essentially, this thread in small book form.

my opinionation (Hamildan), Sunday, 6 May 2012 20:45 (1 year ago) Permalink

even geir's posts?

Algerian Goalkeeper, Monday, 7 May 2012 16:51 (1 year ago) Permalink

i expect a lot of albums to get no votes here

Algerian Goalkeeper, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 00:36 (1 year ago) Permalink

Well, I voted "menace"

Mark G, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 06:21 (1 year ago) Permalink

i dont think i ever heard it tbh. probably haven't heard most of these albums mind you. For everyone saying its a depressing list and its proof the 90s were bad.. just remember most of these sold sod all.

Algerian Goalkeeper, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 11:03 (1 year ago) Permalink

C'mon Kids is the one of these I've listened to recently and thought it still sounded fresh and good.

( and if This Is Hardcore is on here, why not OK Computer? )

thomasintrouble, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 14:03 (1 year ago) Permalink

(because that one was reasonably successful compared to the previous album)

(OK, TIHArdcore got to number one, etc)

Mark G, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 14:37 (1 year ago) Permalink

the ads say drink bottled water
but we know that it tastes of pee
should be getting our tampons free
d.i.y. gynecology

thomp, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 15:17 (1 year ago) Permalink

impossible not to vote for pulp here...though i had no idea kula shaker had a second album, maybe i should listen to that before i cast my vote SIKE

bene_gesserit, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 15:53 (1 year ago) Permalink

i never heard that suede album either but i didn't even really care for coming up/post bernard butler suede.

i remember enjoying the great escape at the time but most of blur's stuff has not held up for me and i find myself just cringing at everything damon albarn does.

bene_gesserit, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 16:05 (1 year ago) Permalink

love 1st 3 Suede but man those 2 horrible horrible albums make me want to punch brett.

Algerian Goalkeeper, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 16:14 (1 year ago) Permalink

Trash is my favourite Suede song. Is that on it?

Scary Move 4 (dog latin), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 16:15 (1 year ago) Permalink

Trash is on Coming Up. Head Music had.. umm.. 'give me head, give me head, give me head muuuusic insteaaad' *looks up tracklisting* Electricity, She's in Fashion, Can't Get Enough.

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 16:17 (1 year ago) Permalink

no those sound shit.

Scary Move 4 (dog latin), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 16:18 (1 year ago) Permalink

they are

Algerian Goalkeeper, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 16:19 (1 year ago) Permalink

i want to start a thread for horrible album cover art from 1998-2002 era that looks like it was knocked up in photoshop in about 10 seconds and now plagues the shelves in Poundland up and down the country.

Prime examples:

Scary Move 4 (dog latin), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 16:21 (1 year ago) Permalink

The London Suede?

Scary Move 4 (dog latin), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 16:21 (1 year ago) Permalink

This is even worse:

Scary Move 4 (dog latin), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 16:23 (1 year ago) Permalink

We had to call them the London Suede in North America because there was some country(?) act named Suede already. Ditto Bush "X"

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Tuesday, 8 May 2012 16:29 (1 year ago) Permalink

charlatans uk?

i dont remember Nirvana US for some reason

Algerian Goalkeeper, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 16:33 (1 year ago) Permalink

feel schitzo everso psycho
Kicking at an old tin can
I feel real like a man like a woman,
Like a woman, like a man
I make deadspace feel like a head case
Take it like a teenage tough
I feel real now watching those wheels
And shaking that stuff,
Singing "I can't get enough"
Singing "I can't get enough"

Singing "I can't get enough"
Singing "I can't get enough"

Read more at http://www.songmeanings.net/songs/view/16617/#SSR7HiYP8lY8ow9U.99!

thomp, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 16:41 (1 year ago) Permalink

i dont remember Nirvana US for some reason

Nirvana paid Nirvana off

┗|∵|┓ (sic), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 02:00 (1 year ago) Permalink

Yeah, Nirvana (US) agreed not to pass themselves off as a psychedelic band ever.

At which point, post agreement, Nirvana (UK) released a cover version of "Lithium".

Mark G, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 08:41 (1 year ago) Permalink

The only thing worse that Brett on smack'n'crack was Brett cleaning up. 'Head Music' ("great big crack" indeed) is bad in places but 'A New Morning' is terrible.

― 'scuse me, while I Rim the Sky... (snoball), Friday, May 4, 2012 8:50 PM (5 days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

If those were the ONLY TWO Suede albums that existed, and I were forced by gunpoint to listen to one of them, I'd choose A New Morning without any hesitation or doubt. I don't think either are very good, but A New Morning would win out just because it's got 'Obsessions' on it. I love those first three Suede albums, though, and the 'Sci-Fi Lullabies' B-side compilation (ESPECIALLY THE FIRST DISC) is essential, IMO.

The Jupiter 8 (Turrican), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 17:04 (1 year ago) Permalink

feel schitzo everso psycho
Kicking at an old tin can
I feel real like a man like a woman,
Like a woman, like a man
I make deadspace feel like a head case
Take it like a teenage tough
I feel real now watching those wheels
And shaking that stuff,
Singing "I can't get enough"
Singing "I can't get enough"

Singing "I can't get enough"
Singing "I can't get enough"

Read more at http://www.songmeanings.net/songs/view/16617/#SSR7HiYP8lY8ow9U.99!

― thomp, Tuesday, May 8, 2012 4:41 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

She live in a house, she stupid as a mouse
And she going where the lights are on
She's shaking obscene like a fucking machine and she's gone, gone, gone...
She's cooking crack giving us heart attack

etc. etc.

The Jupiter 8 (Turrican), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 17:05 (1 year ago) Permalink

still love that manics album.

Poliopolice, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 17:24 (1 year ago) Permalink

She live in a house, she stupid as a mouse

See, I like that song

Pacific Trash Vortex (Nasty, Brutish & Short), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 17:28 (1 year ago) Permalink

To be fair, he was on crack

Morrissey & Clunes: The Severed Alliance (PaulTMA), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 17:51 (1 year ago) Permalink

my mate saw suede on the head music tour and said it was great and that the songs were really good live and that it was the production on the album that was really bad (despite the melody maker review praising it). The album after was just pure shite though.

Algerian Goalkeeper, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 18:07 (1 year ago) Permalink

i sold head music actually way back. was so disappointed in it. its something i never do either.

Algerian Goalkeeper, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 18:08 (1 year ago) Permalink

She live in a house, she stupid as a mouse

I think the album is fun because it is so stupid (like these lyrics), but I would never seriously try to convince anyone that this album is any good.

Respectfully, Tyrese Gibson (Nicole), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 18:14 (1 year ago) Permalink

Heh, quite a few in this list I came >>this<< close to buying, but thankfully didn't. Don't have In It For The Money but do own all the singles from it on 7", so voting for that.

Jeff W, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 18:31 (1 year ago) Permalink

it's not like the guy has an inflated sense of his lyrical talent or anything

OMG someone please buy this for me, it would be like having a Tommy Wiseau signed copy of The Room.

Respectfully, Tyrese Gibson (Nicole), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 18:36 (1 year ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Thursday, 10 May 2012 00:01 (1 year ago) Permalink

The Menace

da croupier, Thursday, 10 May 2012 00:27 (1 year ago) Permalink

head music is better than coming up imo. actually some of the remixes on the head music singles are among my favourite suede tracks (partic the lironi version of she's in fashion)

12plsrU (electricsound), Thursday, 10 May 2012 00:30 (1 year ago) Permalink

my mate saw suede on the head music tour and said it was great and that the songs were really good live and that it was the production on the album that was really bad (despite the melody maker review praising it). The album after was just pure shite though.

― Algerian Goalkeeper, Wednesday, 9 May 2012 18:07 (Yesterday) Permalink

I saw Suede at V Festival in 1999... I don't think Head Music had been out for very long, and I do remember the songs coming across much, much better live. From what I can glean from the Suede book 'Love And Poison', the album was pretty much created from samples of the band as opposed to any kind of live playing. It's a very sterile sounding record. Production aside, there are some shockingly bad songs on the record, and the lyrics have to easily rank as some of Brett Anderson's worst. He always did have his lyrical crutches, but on Head Music he pretty much leans every single last one of them. You can tell his mind was elsewhere.

The Jupiter 8 (Turrican), Thursday, 10 May 2012 00:33 (1 year ago) Permalink

*leans ON

The Jupiter 8 (Turrican), Thursday, 10 May 2012 00:33 (1 year ago) Permalink

Really odd to think Melody Maker made Head Music their album of the year in 1999. I think it has some good moments, Electricty, Everything Will Flow, Asbestos and Hi-Fi are all good songs but of course its not in the same league as the first three albums. A New Morning is just rubbish. Obsessions and You Belong to me are the only keepers. The best tracks from that period were B-sides or bonus tracks (Simon, Cheap and Oceans) I remember in the NME they did a review of a live show they did in Iceland late 2000 prasing the new material. I was really excited to hear those new songs, but another two years went by and everyone had just moved on. Instead of following the original plan of doing an album of acoustic ballads they tossed off songs like Street Life and Your Beautiful Loser, thinking that's what the fans wanted.

I totally agree with Turrican about the first three albums being solid plus Sci-Fi Lullabies which is essentialy a great double album. That's a lot of great songs in just over five years.

Kitchen Person, Thursday, 10 May 2012 00:54 (1 year ago) Permalink

its all you need really. MM started to lose me when they made Catatonia AOY but when they gave Head Music it too that was it for me. Couldn't trust them no more! Same went for Suede.

it looks like something rupert the bear would wear (Algerian Goalkeeper), Thursday, 10 May 2012 00:59 (1 year ago) Permalink

I'd have to listen to it a second time to be sure, but from what I remember, The Menace was easily the biggest drop-off and disappointment on this list.

Also:
Nirvana paid Nirvana off

But did they pay the other Nirvana off?

You Don't Throw Oranges On An Escalator (Deric W. Haircare), Thursday, 10 May 2012 01:07 (1 year ago) Permalink

yeah, i love the elastica debut but if any band didn't need to make a second album...

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Thursday, 10 May 2012 01:11 (1 year ago) Permalink

the elastica album isn't great, but if it (a) had come out after 18 months rather than 5 years and didn't have almost the entire preceding EP on it (i.e. that EP was never released) it would be more fondly remembered

12plsrU (electricsound), Thursday, 10 May 2012 01:13 (1 year ago) Permalink

should have been a (b) in there

12plsrU (electricsound), Thursday, 10 May 2012 01:13 (1 year ago) Permalink

i properly loved Elastica MK1 and still have the setlist from their 5th ever gig just after signing a deal, but this is a very under-rated track off the second album and one of my faves. the ultimate post-Britpop-comedown song.

piscesx, Thursday, 10 May 2012 01:22 (1 year ago) Permalink

its all you need really. MM started to lose me when they made Catatonia AOY but when they gave Head Music it too that was it for me. Couldn't trust them no more! Same went for Suede.

― it looks like something rupert the bear would wear (Algerian Goalkeeper), Thursday, May 10, 2012 12:59 AM (10 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I keep forgetting that International Velvet was so highly praised! Even at the time I thought that was a very patchy album, and a massive, MASSIVE step down from Way Beyond Blue. Equally Cursed & Blessed was even patchier, and the other one after (the name of which I can't recall) isn't even worth talking about.

I find it funny that Dafydd Ieuan, the drummer of Super Furry Animals, was once a member of Catatonia. In fact, he plays drums on quite a great deal of Way Beyond Blue, but left to help get Super Furry Animals off the ground. It's funny because International Velvet was arguably more of a commercial success than any Super Furry Animals album, and 'Mulder And Scully' and 'Road Rage' were much bigger hits than pretty much every single that Super Furry Animals released. Now, Catatonia are seen as somewhat of a joke, and Super Furry Animals seem to still be very much respected.

Fwiw, I actually like Way Beyond Blue...

The Jupiter 8 (Turrican), Thursday, 10 May 2012 01:27 (1 year ago) Permalink

Way Beyond Blue wasn't a great album but it was by far the strongest of the first three (never heard the fourth) Bleed is an excellent single.

The Menace was a complete mess but I still really enjoy most of it. My Sex is indeed one of the higlights. The debut is probably one of my top five albums of the 90's.

Kitchen Person, Thursday, 10 May 2012 02:10 (1 year ago) Permalink

since this is still up and i have a history with a bunch of these album i will expand on my post:

Elastica - The Menace – I own this album and really haven’t played it much at all, it just seemed like such a let down compared to their debut.

Blur - The Great Escape – I own this album. All my friends seemed to like Blur more than me so I never really warmed up to them as much as I think I should have. This album I rarely played, it was probably too British for me.

Oasis - Be Here Now I own this album. There has been enough ink spilled on this album. I personally don’t think it’s a bad as people say but it not that good either.

The Boo Radleys - C'mon Kids – I own this album. The best album here, I really don’t think enough people listened to this album. It really is a stunning piece of work by Martin and the boys.

Ocean Colour Scene - Marchin' Already – I own this album. This album is actually really good but won’t talk about OCS on ILM.

Paul Weller - Heavy Soul – I own this album. I bought it because of Noel from Oasis love for the guy but didn’t do much for me at all.

Pulp - This Is Hardcore – I own this album. Such a great album, probably have played this more times than any other album on here.

Suede - Head Music – I own this album. This album made me miss Bernard Butler even more. It didn’t have that same feeling that past Suede albums had.

Kula Shaker - Peasants, Pigs & Astronauts – I own this album. Crap, how did I ever think anything good about this band?

Ash - Nu-Clear Sounds – I own this album. This album is OK, I liked the singles but the other songs just didn’t have any weight to them.

Charlatans - Us and Us Only – I own this album. Great, great album played this album a bunch of times. This album is just pure fun at the time and the songs are good. I should dig this out; I know I will still like it.

Supergrass - In It for the Money – I own this album. This album is great. I was going on a trip to Europe for a month, around this time, and took on of my friends to their show in San Francisco. He loved them asked me about them, brought this album on our trip and listened to it quite a bit on that vacation.

Manic Street Preachers - This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours. I own this album. I knew of this band but never listened to them. So this was my first exposure and even though this is light rock I really liked it. I do wondered what I would think of it if I listened to it today.

Space - Tin Planet – I own this album. I loved the singles, never really gave this album a chance. It wasn’t good.

The Bluetones - Return to the Last Chance Saloon – I own this album. Love, love, love this album. I think with the Bluetones you either like them or not but they really are not a bad band at all. In fact I still think they are going today.

Echobelly – Lustra – never heard this.

Embrace - Drawn from Memory – I own this album. I was in London and took a chance on this band as I was buying some albums. Somehow someway this album really resonated with me. I just seemed to hit all the right buttons that I wanted from music at the time. I’m not embarrassed about this as it’s still a solid album though only Nick and I will agree with that statement.

3 Colours Red – Revolt – I own this album. This album is loud and young and really not bad at all. Would actually like to listen to it again, soon.

Gomez - Liquid Skin – I own this album. This album is good, there are not really any flaws on it. They have three singers doing their own entire thing on each of their songs and kind of works. Gomez gets an unfair wrap.

Black Grape - Stupid, Stupid, Stupid – I was done with the Happy Mondays kind of stuff by the time this came out.

Shed Seven – Let It Ride, Reef – Rides, Lightning Seeds- Tilt, Sleeper – Pleased to Meet You and Catatonia – Equally Cursed & Blessed – I have no idea what any of these sound like.

Cast - Mother Nature Calls – I own this album. Crap, can’t believe that I was hoping for the new La’s with these guys.

Bee OK, Thursday, 10 May 2012 03:14 (1 year ago) Permalink


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