This thread can be revived yearly
Ropers - All The TimePoole - Alaska DaysSpace Needle - Voyager18th Dye - Tribute to a BusBelreve - BelreveRed House Painters - Ocean BeachSilkworm - FirewaterSpiritualized - Pure PhaseVersus - Dead Leaves
Albums with conflicting release date info (94 vs. 95):
Milf - AntidopeLilys - Eccsame the Photon Band
― Evan, Monday, 12 January 2015 16:22 (seven years ago) link
Biggest 2 for me by far:
Drive Like Jehu - Yank CrimePolvo - Celebrate The New Dark Age
Basically set me on a new path musically when I heard them.
― grandavis, Monday, 12 January 2015 16:25 (seven years ago) link
PJ Harvey - To Bring You My Love
― how's life, Monday, 12 January 2015 16:26 (seven years ago) link
Polvo - Celebrate The New Dark Age
Would have included this but it's yet another I thought came out in 94.
― Evan, Monday, 12 January 2015 16:28 (seven years ago) link
Hah!!!! I am still living in 2014. Crap, scratch both of my suggestions.
Will have to go with:
Polvo - This Eclipse
Damn, where does the time go.
― grandavis, Monday, 12 January 2015 16:29 (seven years ago) link
Ha! As long as there is a Polvo record to list, it will be listed.
― Evan, Monday, 12 January 2015 16:32 (seven years ago) link
None of the records in my list aged a bit to me (except arguably Poole- kinda has a Polaris version 90s jangle vibe at times).
― Evan, Monday, 12 January 2015 16:41 (seven years ago) link
Such a fantasic year, and super influential for me.
Royal Trux - Thank YouSecret Square - S/TJuliana Hatfield - Only Everything (a serious grower that I didn't properly love back in the day)GBV - Alien LanesOval - 94 DiskontAphex Twin - I Care Because You DoPavement - Wowee ZoweeThe Amps - PacerElastica - S/TKids OSTYo La Tengo - Electr-O-PuraBjork - PostTricky - MaxinquayeFoo Fighters - S/TSmashing Pumpkins - Mellon CollieThe Softies - It's Love
― Smoothie Operator (Old Lunch), Monday, 12 January 2015 16:42 (seven years ago) link
Oh darn... Alien Lanes WAS 95, wasn't it? I was mindlessly checking dates against discogs and that's one they had wrong.
― Evan, Monday, 12 January 2015 16:45 (seven years ago) link
Archers of Loaf--Vee Vee
― kornrulez6969, Monday, 12 January 2015 16:46 (seven years ago) link
Swans - The Great AnnihilatorSlowdive - PygmalionScott Walker - TiltTindersticks - 2Pulp - Different ClassBruce Springsteen - The Ghost of Tom Joad
― you've got no fans you've got no ground (anagram), Monday, 12 January 2015 16:55 (seven years ago) link
Liquid SwordsOnly Built 4 Cuban LinxReturn to the 36 Chambers
― quan voice (voodoo chili), Monday, 12 January 2015 17:08 (seven years ago) link
Oh shit, yeah Different Class is an amazing record
Forgot the Wu follow-ups. Good call.
― Smoothie Operator (Old Lunch), Monday, 12 January 2015 17:12 (seven years ago) link
urge overkill - exit the dragon
still love this.
― mark e, Monday, 12 January 2015 17:17 (seven years ago) link
Soul FoodDah Shinin'
― ancient texts, things that can't be pre-dated (President Keyes), Monday, 12 January 2015 17:38 (seven years ago) link
Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie
First album I ever bought. Bloody hell 20 years
― paolo, Monday, 12 January 2015 19:02 (seven years ago) link
Good year for roots rock
Son Volt - TraceWilco - AMJayhawks - Tomorrow the Green GrassVulgar Boatmen - The Opposite Sex
― kornrulez6969, Monday, 12 January 2015 19:07 (seven years ago) link
I used to make top ten lists and kept copies. Here's what I wrote in 1995:
Blue Aeroplanes, Rough Music Throwing Muses, University Sleeper, Smart del Amitri, Twisted Drywall, Work the Dumb Oracle The The, Hanky Panky Radiohead, The Bends Ivy, Realistic The Bats, Couchmaster Sidi Bou Said, Bodies
Misc: Robyn Hitchcock, You & Oblivion Microdisney, Big Sleeping House Laurie Anderson, The Ugly One With the Jewels The Wonderstuff, Live In Manchester
― Gerald McBoing-Boing, Monday, 12 January 2015 19:07 (seven years ago) link
Scarce - DeadsexySpain - The Blue Moods Of
― Master of Treacle, Monday, 12 January 2015 19:09 (seven years ago) link
Has your opinion changed since 1995?
― Evan, Monday, 12 January 2015 19:17 (seven years ago) link
Yeah, I should've qualified that list. I'd rather listen to those early Sleeper singles than the rerecorded version on the album. That Del Amitri album has it's moments but, meh. I don't ever need to listen to "The Bends" again, it's well played out for me. I listened to a track from Sidi Bou Said yesterday and can't understand my enthusiasm. Otherwise I still rate the rest very highly.
― Gerald McBoing-Boing, Monday, 12 January 2015 19:20 (seven years ago) link
The Bats never ever get old for me I'm with you on that one.
― Evan, Monday, 12 January 2015 19:22 (seven years ago) link
Of stuff already mentioned, I own:
Ropers - All The TimeVersus - Dead LeavesScott Walker - TiltSon Volt - TraceWilco - AM
And rate them all as well but probably didn't get them until after 1995. Of these I'd have to add "Tilt" to my all-time-1995 list.
― Gerald McBoing-Boing, Monday, 12 January 2015 19:23 (seven years ago) link
Part of why I started this thread was because I was listening to Poole - Alaska Days again. Such a great record. So I just want to emphasize that one since it's one of the least talked about.
― Evan, Monday, 12 January 2015 19:29 (seven years ago) link
Method Man - TicalRedman - Dare Iz A DarksideScarface - The DiaryHard 2 Obtain - Ism & BluesMouse On Mars – Iaora TahitiPalace Music - Viva Last BluesFelix da Housecat - Metropolis Present Day? Thee Album!
these are the last group of albums I bought on vinyl
― xelab, Monday, 12 January 2015 19:29 (seven years ago) link
It's threads like these that make me want to go through my digital library and make sure the correct year is attached to each album. But, ugh, what a chore...
― Gerald McBoing-Boing, Monday, 12 January 2015 19:31 (seven years ago) link
Mr. Bungle - Disco Volante
― how's life, Monday, 12 January 2015 19:32 (seven years ago) link
Not to mention Faith No More King For A Day...
― Smoothie Operator (Old Lunch), Monday, 12 January 2015 19:35 (seven years ago) link
Too $hort - Cocktails
― example (crüt), Monday, 12 January 2015 19:37 (seven years ago) link
― saer, Monday, 12 January 2015 19:58 (seven years ago) link
oh shit its 95 now
― saer, Monday, 12 January 2015 20:00 (seven years ago) link
i mean 2015
20 years for this miscreant
― saer, Monday, 12 January 2015 20:07 (seven years ago) link
Tragic Kingdom by No Doubt
this thread is depressing
― they TRY to look like GOOD people (soref), Monday, 12 January 2015 20:19 (seven years ago) link
have there been any '20 years since Romo' pieces yet?
― they TRY to look like GOOD people (soref), Monday, 12 January 2015 20:20 (seven years ago) link
― they TRY to look like GOOD people (soref),
Next year is even worse, will be 20 years since the last Taylor Swift record
― saer, Monday, 12 January 2015 20:26 (seven years ago) link
I listened to a track from Sidi Bou Said yesterday and can't understand my enthusiasm.
I ripped all my CDs over the last year or so and make randomised playlists for commuting/listening at work etc and some songs from that album came up recently and I had the opposite reaction - haven't listened to that album in years but I thought it held up pretty well (or at least the songs I listened to, maybe I just got lucky)
― Just noise and screaming and no musical value at all. (Colonel Poo), Monday, 12 January 2015 20:26 (seven years ago) link
Its 20 years this year since the last socially conscious rappers walked the earth, nowadays they just take to twitter and drink fine wines
― saer, Monday, 12 January 2015 20:34 (seven years ago) link
Neil Young & Pearl Jam - Mirror Ball
― kornrulez6969, Monday, 12 January 2015 20:35 (seven years ago) link
kornrulez I was thinking the same thing, that it seems like 1995 was the peak of the No Depression-era (which was the year the magazine launched as well). Certainly not the beginning of country rock, but I love how pop constantly recycles the canon.
― campreverb, Monday, 12 January 2015 20:44 (seven years ago) link
Freakwater - Old Paint
― Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Monday, 12 January 2015 20:45 (seven years ago) link
Cardiacs - Sing to GodEcholyn - As the World..The Orb - Orbus TerrarumP-Model - FuneThe Sea and Cake - The BizSusumu Hirasawa - Sim CityRuins - HyderomastigronigemDaler Mehndi - Bolo Ta Ra RaAutechre - Tri RepeataeAphex Twin - I Care Because You Do...
LOTS OF GREAT STUFF THAT YEAR!
― Abstinence Hawk (frogbs), Monday, 12 January 2015 20:47 (seven years ago) link
two Momus albums - The Philosophy Of Momus and Slender Sherbet
― they TRY to look like GOOD people (soref), Monday, 12 January 2015 20:57 (seven years ago) link
My retrospective 1995 EOY ballot would likely be:
Basic Channel - BCDCocteau Twins - Otherness epCoil - orship the GlitchVanessa Daou - ZiplessArnold Dreyblatt - Animal MagnetismElastica - ElasticaElysium - GlystenFSOL - ISDNHallucinogen - TwistedHigher Intelligence Agency - FreefloaterShelly Hirsch - O Little Town of East New YorkAlan Lamb - Archival Recordings: Primal Image / BeautyLech Jankowski - Intitute BenjamentaMojave 3 - Ask Me TomorrowMouse on Mars - Iaora TahitiRobert Rich & Lustmord - StalkerTricky - MaxinequayeScott Walker - TiltWoob - Emit4495
― could at least have the decency to groove (Sanpaku), Monday, 12 January 2015 20:58 (seven years ago) link
Regarding Sidi Bou Said, Col. Poo said:I ripped all my CDs over the last year or so and make randomised playlists for commuting/listening at work etc and some songs from that album came up recently and I had the opposite reaction - haven't listened to that album in years but I thought it held up pretty well (or at least the songs I listened to, maybe I just got lucky)
In 1995 I was deeply into Throwing Muses - it helped that I live in Boston and got to see Kristin with and without the band a number of times. Sidi Bou Said shared a similar sound and I went gaga for them at the time but haven't revisited them in yonks, I will rectify that shortly.
Regarding 1995 being the peak of No Depression, I'd argue 1998 was the peak when the Billy Bragg/Wilco collaboration came out - that's certainly what grabbed my attention and brought the scene significant notice.
― Gerald McBoing-Boing, Monday, 12 January 2015 21:37 (seven years ago) link
Tomorrow the Green Grass, the JayhawksTrace, Son VoltOne Track Mind, Railroad JerkFaithless Street, WhiskeytownWreck Your Life, the Old 97's
Basically, 1995 was the year I discovered roots music.
― Your Favorite Album in the Cutout Bin, Monday, 12 January 2015 21:46 (seven years ago) link
The InfamousDah Shinin'Lifestylez ov da Poor & Dangerous
― One bad call from barely losing to (Alex in SF), Monday, 12 January 2015 21:49 (seven years ago) link
Belly - KingRoy Montgomery - Scenes from the South IslandST37 - GlareGravitar - GravitarPolara - PolaraBoredoms - Super Roots 5King Black Acid - Womb Star Sessions
― all that glitters ain't cyber gold (Drugs A. Money), Monday, 12 January 2015 22:05 (seven years ago) link
Source of Light is still one of my favorite pop songs.
― Evan, Monday, 12 January 2015 22:07 (seven years ago) link
Fennesz Endless SummerMarmoset Record in Red
― Adoration of the Mogwai (Deflatormouse), Wednesday, 13 January 2021 18:23 (one year ago) link
Absu – TaraAnaal Nathrakh – The Codex NecroAutechre – ConfieldCannibal Ox – The Cold VeinDaniel Bélanger – Rêver mieuxGorguts – From Wisdom to HateJan Jelinek – Loop-finding-jazz-recordsMasada – Live at Tonic 2001The Necks – AetherNoir Désir – Des visages des figuresRadiohead – AmnesiacRobert Rich – SomniumStars of the Lid – The Tired Sounds of…Unwound – Leaves Turn Inside You
― pomenitul, Wednesday, 13 January 2021 18:32 (one year ago) link
Bob Dylan — Love and TheftWhite Stripes — White Blood CellsThe Strokes — Is This ItThe Moldy Peaches — s/tYeah Yeah Yeahs — s/tDrive-by Truckers — Southern Rock OperaOld 97's — Satellite RidesThe Hives — Your New Favourite BandNick Lowe — The ConvincerIvy — Long Distance
― TO BE A JAZZ SINGER YOU HAVE TO BE ABLE TO SCAT (Jazzbo), Wednesday, 13 January 2021 18:36 (one year ago) link
Lots of overlap with the preceding lists for 2001 so will just add
Hood - Home Is Where It Hurts + Cold HouseNo-Man - Returning Jesus
― doug watson, Wednesday, 13 January 2021 18:40 (one year ago) link
DiscoveryRings Around The WorldQuiet is the New LoudHot Shots 2Since I Left You
― groovypanda, Wednesday, 13 January 2021 19:07 (one year ago) link
It's been 20 years since the Strokes and YYYs saved rock 'n roll.
― one of the only artist who is genuine (morrisp), Wednesday, 13 January 2021 20:27 (one year ago) link
Favorites from 2001 (as per my end-of-year list at the time):Snow Patrol - When It's All Over We Still Have To Clear Up Animals That Swim - Happiness From A Distant Star Gerard Langley - Record Player Grant-Lee Phillips - Mobilize B.R.M.C. - Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Pooka - Fools Give Birth To Angels Whiskeytown - Pneumonia The Damned - Grave Disorder Seafood - When Do We Start Fighting Cloudboy - Down At The End Of The Garden Clearlake - Lido
Honorable Mention: Radiohead - Amnesiac I Am Kloot - Natural History Life Without Buildings - Any Other City Ryan Adams - Gold Chameleons - Why Call It Anything Kid Loco - Kill Your Darlings The Real Tuesday Weld - When Cupid Meets Psyche They Might Be Giants - Mink Car
Also married Mrs. McBB 20 years ago, so that's the best of 2001 for sure!
― Gerald McBoing-Boing, Thursday, 14 January 2021 22:15 (one year ago) link
Looking at it now 2001 was a phenomenal year as far as my tastes go, most these are stupidly obscure though
At the Drive-In - Relationship of Command (prob would have been one of my all-time faves if I actually heard it at the time)BOaT - RoRoBob Drake - The Skull Mailbox and Other HorrorsCoaltar of the Deepers - No Thank YouCornelius - PointDilute - Grape Blueprints Pour Spinach Olive GrapeFugazi - The ArgumentGorguts - From Wisdom to HateJuno - A Future Lived in Past TenseMaudlin of the Well - Bath/Leaving Your Body Map/The Secret SongShiner - The EggSusumu Yokota - Grinning CatVolta do Mar - At the Speed of Light or Day
(Fuck ranking this stuff)
― your passion oozzes from the (ultros ultros-ghali), Thursday, 14 January 2021 22:46 (one year ago) link
I listened to Relationship of Command again the other week for the first time since like 2003, it rules!!!!!
― brimstead, Thursday, 14 January 2021 22:56 (one year ago) link
Blew my mind the other day to find out that Point by Cornelius is nearly 20 years old. Always thought it sounded like the future. But I relisten now and it's clearly a Y2K album.
I Get Wet is gonna be 20 this year. God damn.
― frogbs, Thursday, 14 January 2021 23:05 (one year ago) link
drukqs, Confield, and Double Figure, three albums I distinctly remember there being many conversations about
Vision Creation Newsun! Fuck!!
― frogbs, Thursday, 14 January 2021 23:08 (one year ago) link
Hah, I’d completely forgotten about Bob Drake. Good record, yeah.
― pomenitul, Thursday, 14 January 2021 23:10 (one year ago) link
Point does sound of its time but I think it's aged pretty well, more than Phantasma at least, which I like but is definitely something of a time capsule.
― your passion oozzes from the (ultros ultros-ghali), Thursday, 14 January 2021 23:28 (one year ago) link
I wasn't listening to these at the time, but glad I belatedly discovered them:
Destroyer - Streethawk: A SeductionOpeth - Blackwater ParkEllen Allien - Flieg Mit Ellen AllienMihaly Dresch - Quiet As It Is
― o. nate, Saturday, 16 January 2021 03:37 (one year ago) link
Three of my all time favorites were released in 2001
Low - Things We Lost In The FireThe Clientele - Suburban LightGillian Welch - Time (The Revelator) (mentioned above)
― that's not my post, Saturday, 16 January 2021 03:48 (one year ago) link
well I think Fantasma was definitely intended to sound that was, felt like the last "Shibuya-kei" album anyone ever needed to make
― frogbs, Saturday, 16 January 2021 03:53 (one year ago) link
Pärson Sound - Pärson Sound
This was also the high P2P era when vast tracts of previously innacessible music became explorable.
― Noel Emits, Saturday, 16 January 2021 10:53 (one year ago) link
Kylie Minogue - FeverAaliyah - AaliyahBjörk - Vespertine
... now feels like some kind of untouchable trifecta of vocalmachinepop? I think I basically measure everything that's come since against these three. I struggle to think of any album that's grown more in my esteem since release than Fever
ADULT. - ResuscitationFelix da Housecat - Kittenz and thee GlitzLadytron - 604The Human League - Secrets
ELECTROCLASH etc. I was completely obsessed with Ladytron at the time as my (then) New Perfect Favourite Band; their subsequent records sounded cleaner and sharper but they were more fun here and just slightly too blank to be twee. Resuscitation IS cleaner and sharper though and sounds all the better for it now. Secrets got a bit buried but is bubbly luxury and comfortably one of the... 3? best HL albums
The Other People Place - Lifestyles of the Laptop Café Jim O'Rourke - InsignificanceStina Nordenstam - This is Stina NordenstamStereolab - Sound-DustKelis - Wanderland
... all still sound glorious
― technopolis, Saturday, 16 January 2021 11:42 (one year ago) link
Weezer - Green albumThursday - Full CollapseSaves the Day - Stay What You Are
― peace, man, Saturday, 16 January 2021 12:36 (one year ago) link
I would say Point made an obvious but very strong case for the promise of digital audio editing that not too many other artists explored to the same degree, in that there's a real ambiguity between looping, quantizing and programming that ultimately retains an element of live tracking and always feels rooted in "performance". It was pretty singular at the time afaik, ans still is. I don't think it's aged badly at all.
― Adoration of the Mogwai (Deflatormouse), Monday, 18 January 2021 00:52 (one year ago) link
Still my favorite record of his/theirs fwiw
― Adoration of the Mogwai (Deflatormouse), Monday, 18 January 2021 00:53 (one year ago) link
Some that haven't been mentionned:
Basement Jaxx - RootyMiss Kittin & The Hacker - First AlbumMissy Elliott - Miss E... So Addictive
― LeRooLeRoo, Monday, 18 January 2021 15:39 (one year ago) link
yeah Point is still my favorite too - I don't think it's aged poorly exactly, rather it fits into this scene sometimes referred to as "folktronica" which doesn't really exist anymore
― frogbs, Monday, 18 January 2021 15:52 (one year ago) link
Point seems too singularly unique to be filed under 'folktronica', or 'indietronica' for that matter. You are right in that both don't seem to exist any more. We could do a thread because there are some really good albums that came out under that banner.
Insignificance and Vespertine two 20-year olds that are way high on my all-time list for sure.
― A Scampo Darkly (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 18 January 2021 15:56 (one year ago) link
Dolly Parton - Little SparrowLife Without Buildings - Any Other CityJimmy Eat World - Bleed AmericanDestiny's Child - SurvivorNow It's OverheadEmm Gryner - Girl VersionsRufus Wainwright - PosesLucinda Williams - EssenceBill Janovitz - Up HereJanet Jackson - All For You
― Les hommes de bonbons (cryptosicko), Tuesday, 30 November 2021 18:18 (ten months ago) link
20 years old this week
― Chappies banging dustbin lids together (President Keyes), Tuesday, 30 November 2021 18:29 (ten months ago) link
"...that turn 21 this year"
Bertrand Burgalat - The Sssound Of Mmmusic (06.10.2000)
The Space Cossacks - tsar wars (01 July 2000)
― meisenfek, Wednesday, 1 December 2021 19:12 (ten months ago) link
Cannibal Ox - The Cold Vein is 20 this year. *sigh*
― octobeard, Wednesday, 1 December 2021 19:37 (ten months ago) link
2002 Top Ten, as chosen at the time:
Wire - Read & Burn 01/02 Reindeer Section - Son Of Evil Reindeer Mestar - Porcupine Interpol - Turn On The Bright Lights AC Acoustics - O Polak - Rubbernecking Max Eider - Hotel Figueroa Cinerama - Torino Wilco - Yankee Foxtrot Hotel Caitlin Cary - While You Weren't Looking
20 years on, I clearly overrated Mestar (an obscure NZ band though I still like them) and Cinerama (though that album is the last thing from Gedge I care about), that Max Eider is solid but he's done better and I can't remember the last time I listened to Interpol (though I still like that album). In particular, those EPs from Wire are still thrilling and Polak (ex-Adorable) are criminally unknown.
Other albums that turn 20 this year that I still dig:Neko Case - BlacklistedThe Black Watch - Jiggery-PokeryAstrid Williamson - Carnation
― Gerald McBoing-Boing, Friday, 7 January 2022 07:19 (eight months ago) link
Wilco - Yankee Hotel FoxtrotQueens of the Stone Age - Songs for the DeafThe Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink RobotsIron & Wine - The Creek Drank the CradleTom Waits - AliceTom Waits - Blood MoneyDamien Rice - OPaul Westerberg - StereoKoop - Waltz for KoopAimee Mann - Lost in Space
― jimbeaux, Friday, 7 January 2022 22:04 (eight months ago) link
Sigur Ros - ( ) Jets To Brazil - Perfecting LonelinessSonic Youth - Murray StreetTrail of Dead - Source Tags & CodesN.E.R.D. - In Search ofEl-P - Fantastic DamageThe Streets - Original Pirate MaterialMissy Elliot - Under ConstructionOpeth - Deliverance Clipse - Lord Willin' Comets On Fire - Field Recordings from the Sun
― a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 7 January 2022 22:10 (eight months ago) link
Boards of Canada - GeogaddiLambchop - Is a WomanBeth Gibbons & Rustin Man - Out of SeasonLow - Trust
(basically everyone released their best album in 2002 and it was autumn-flavoured)
Xinlisupreme - Tomorrow Never Knows & Murder License (and then nothing, for years and years)
― technopolis, Friday, 7 January 2022 22:20 (eight months ago) link
Neko Case - Blacklisted^this one for sure Nothing else coming immediately to mind. Lean year?
― i woke up alarmed (morrisp), Friday, 7 January 2022 22:26 (eight months ago) link
stuff I liked at the time, not so much now:
Of Montreal - Aldhil's Arboretum (somewhat embarrassingly the first thread I ever started on this board was about this album, not going to link it)Wilco - Yankee Hotel FoxtrotThe Apples in Stereo - Velocity of SoundBlackalicious - Blazing ArrowAstrobotnia - Part 01Meshuggah - Nothing
stuff I liked at the time and still like:
Sonic Youth - Murray Street
stuff I discovered a bit later and still like:
F.M. Knives - Useless & ModernMihaly Dresch Quartet / Archie Shepp - Hungarian BebopEllen Allien - Weiss.MixOpeth - Deliverance
― o. nate, Friday, 7 January 2022 22:37 (eight months ago) link
ILX had a poll that year: The ILX Readers Poll 2002 - RECORDS OF THE YEAR
1. THE STREETS - Original Pirate Material (217 points)2. VARIOUS ARTISTS - 2 Many DJs: As Heard On Radio Soulwax Part 2 (110 points)3. SLEATER-KINNEY - One Beat (70 points)4. VARIOUS ARTISTS - Boom Selection Issue-01 (64 points)5. BOARD OF CANADA - Geogaddi (63 points)6. FARBEN - Textstar (59 points)7. WILCO - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (58 points)8=. LOW - TrustMISSY ELLIOT - Under ConstructionSONIC YOUTH - Murray Street (all 55 points)11. THE DELGADOS - Hate (54 points)12. FLAMING LIPS - Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots (52)13. THE BOOKS - Thought For Food (50)14. INTERPOL - Turn On The Bright Lights (48)15. DJ SHADOW - The Private Press (47)16. METRO AREA - Metro Area (44)17. TOM WAITS - Alice (43)18. BLACKALICIOUS - Blazing Arrow (42)19. SAINT ETIENNE - Finisterre (38)20. SIGUR ROS - () (37)21. MY COMPUTER - Vulnerabilia (35)22. BEACHWOOD SPARKS - Make The Cowboy Robots Cry (32)
23=. IMMORTAL - Sons Of Northern DarknessMAX TUNDRA - Mastered By Guy At The ExchangeNEKO CASE - BlacklistedPAULINA RUBIO - Border Girl (30 each)
27. VARIOUS ARTISTS - The Best Bootlegs In The World...Ever (29)
28= BLACK DICE - Beaches And CanyonsROCKET FROM THE TOMBS - The Day The Earth Met The Rocket From The Tombs (26 each)
30=. ANDREW WK - I Get WetVARIOUS ARTISTS - Hustle! (25 each)
32=. AND YOU WILL KNOW US BY THE TRAIL OF DEAD - Source Tags And CodesTHE BEES - Sunshine Hit Me (23 each)
34=. BETH GIBBONS AND RUSTIN MAN - Out of SeasonRECLOOSE - CardiologyVARIOUS ARTISTS - Total 4 (22 each)
37=. BALLBOY - A Guide For The Daylight HoursEKKHARD EHLERS - PlaysGOLDEN BOY/MISS KITTIN - OrMEKONS - Oooh!NINA NASTASIA - The Blackened AirPRIMAL SCREAM - Evil HeatSPOON - Kill The MoonlightTHE NOTWIST - Neon Golden (20 each)
45=. DJ YODA - How To Cut And Paste Vol.2MONTGOLFIER BROTHERS - The World Is FlatUNDERWORD - 100 Days Off (18 each)
48=. A CERTAIN RATIO - EarlyANTIPOP CONSORTIUM - ArryhthmiaASTROBOTNIA - Part 1BRYAN FERRY - FranticDEERHOOF - ReveilleNERD - In Search Of...OUTHUD - S.T.R.E.E.T.D.A.D.PREFUSE 73 - 92 vs 02SUGABABES - Angels With Dirty Faces (15 each)
57. DAVID HOLMES - Come Get It I Got It (14)
58=. DIGITAL - DubzillaLADYTRON - Light And MagicROYSKOPP - Melody AM (12 each)
61. CLIPSE - Lord Willin' (11)
62=. ELVIS COSTELLO - When I Was CruelWIRE - Read And Burn 01 (10)
Of the list Beth Gibbons and Rustin Man is my pick.
― Dan Worsley, Friday, 7 January 2022 22:37 (eight months ago) link
Totally forgot about that Beachwood Sparks EP. Love those guys but had no idea they got any ILM love at all. Kind of wild to see them place so much higher than, say, Clipse or Underworld.
― a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 7 January 2022 22:41 (eight months ago) link
Two that haven't been mentioned:
Heathen, David BowieWalking With Thee, Clinic
― Halfway there but for you, Saturday, 8 January 2022 15:20 (eight months ago) link
Bed - SpaceboxBowness/Chilvers - California, NorfolkDictaphone - m=addictionEcholyn - MeiHeadphone - Work in ProgressDon Li - Live Vols 1 and 2The Notwist - Neon GoldenFrankie Sparo - Welcome Crummy MysticsTape - OperaThe White Birch - Star is Just A SunSusuma Yokota - The Boy and the Tree
― doug watson, Sunday, 9 January 2022 01:21 (eight months ago) link
immerall that glitterscardiologysouthern hummingbirdmy way
― Qamon (||||||||), Sunday, 9 January 2022 11:54 (eight months ago) link
Everything mentioned so far is fine but you’re missing the most important album of 2002:
BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE - YOU FORGOT IT IN PEOPLE
― ✖✖✖ (Moka), Sunday, 9 January 2022 12:51 (eight months ago) link
Most people think of it as a 2003 album, though since it wasn’t released worldwide until then.
― ✖✖✖ (Moka), Sunday, 9 January 2022 13:02 (eight months ago) link
Albums I liked then, that I still play now:
Jim O'Rourke - Insignificance (released November 2001 in the US, but didn't hit the UK until early 2002)Solomon Burke - Don't Give Up On MeHerrmann & Kleine - Our Noise
― mike t-diva, Sunday, 9 January 2022 13:54 (eight months ago) link
balladssheer hellish miasmasuicide invoiceplays
― Qamon (||||||||), Sunday, 9 January 2022 17:11 (eight months ago) link
jun ray song chang
― Qamon (||||||||), Sunday, 9 January 2022 17:14 (eight months ago) link
Is it really deemed too taxing to include the artist's names with these posts? If so, lie down, save your strength, and consult a physician.
― Hans Holbein (Chinchilla Volapük), Saturday, 15 January 2022 08:52 (eight months ago) link
― Chappies banging dustbin lids together (President Keyes), Sunday, 30 January 2022 01:03 (eight months ago) link
hard to believe it's classic rock nowadays
― dark end of the st. maud (sic), Sunday, 30 January 2022 06:03 (eight months ago) link
I found my contemporaneous list of my favorite albums of 2002 on my PC:
1. The Party Of Helicopters - Space...And How Sweet It Was (Troubleman Unlimited)2. Theatre Of Tragedy - Assembly (Nuclear Blast)3. Queens Of The Stone Age - Songs For The Deaf (Interscope)4. Ikara Colt - Chat And Business (Epitaph)5. Kidneythieves - Zerøspace (Extasy)6. Andrew W. K. - I Get Wet (Island)7. Chevelle - Wonder What's Next (Epic)8. Dälek - From Filthy Tongue Of Gods And Griots (Ipecac)9. High On Fire - Surrounded By Thieves (Relapse)10. Manda & The Marbles - More Seduction (Go-Kart)11. Lacuna Coil - Comalies (Century Media)12. Hatebreed - Perseverance (Universal)13. Death Of Marat - All Eyes Open (Stickfigure)14. Speedealer - Second Sight (Palm Pictures)15. Soilwork - Natural Born Chaos (Nuclear Blast)16. Filter - The Amalgamut (Reprise)17. Paradise Lost - Symbol Of Life (Koch)18. Sheavy – Synchronized (The Music Cartel)19. The Heroine Sheiks - Siamese Pipe (Rubric)20. The Used - The Used (Reprise)21. Jucifer - I Name You Destroyer (Velocette)22. In Flames - Reroute To Remain (Nuclear Blast)23. The Paper Chase - Hide The Kitchen Knives (Beatville)24. Dead Poetic - Four Wall Blackmail (Tooth & Nail)25. Paul Westerberg - Stereo (Vagrant)26. Coinmonster - Tilton Johnson (Bandaloop)27. Shadows Fall - The Art Of Balance (Century Media)28. N.E.R.D. - In Search Of... (Virgin)29. Steve Von Till - If I Should Fall To The Field (Neurot)30. The Jazz June - Better Off Without Air (Initial)31. Foo Fighters - One By One (RCA)32. Steve Earle – Jerusalem (Artemis)33. Otto's Daughter – Renew (Angelwhore)34. The Black Keys - The Big Come Up (Alive)35. Lo-Hi - Say It More (Tiger Style)36. Thee Michelle Gun Elephant - Rodeo Tandem Beat Specter (Alive)37. Audioslave – Audioslave (Epic)38. The Walkmen - Everyone Who Pretended to Like Me is Gone (Star Time)39. Medication - Prince Valium (Locomotive)40. The Giraffes - Helping You Help Yourself (Ape Sauce)41. Vader – Revelations (Metal Blade)42. Killingbird – Killingbird (2K Sounds)43. Discharge – Discharge (Sanctuary)44. Flogging Molly - Drunken Lullabies (Side One Dummy)45. CKY - Infiltrate, Destroy, Rebuild (Island)46. Arch Enemy - Wages Of Sin (Century Media)47. Bluebird - Hot Blood (Dim Mak)48. Otep - Sevas Tra (Capitol)49. Loudermilk - The Red Album (Dreamworks)50. Electric Wizard - Let Us Prey (The Music Cartel)
These are albums I evidently didn't get into until later and I really wish I could put them higher on this list then, say, Audioslave...
Agalloch - The MantleJohnny Cash - American IV: The Man Comes AroundDälek - From Filthy Tongue of Gods and GriotsMclusky - Mclusky Do DallasReverend Bizarre - In the Rectory of the Bizarre ReverendThe Streets - Original Pirate MaterialThe Mooney Suzuki - Electric SweatThe Sounds - Living in America
Actually McClusky and The Sounds are two of my favorite albums of any year! How sad I didn't know it when they came out...
― Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Monday, 31 January 2022 04:07 (eight months ago) link
Party of Helicopters!
― ArchCarrier, Monday, 31 January 2022 08:51 (eight months ago) link
Everything mentioned so far is fine but you’re missing the most important album of 2002:
― ✖✖✖ (Moka), Sunday, 9 January 2022 12:51 (three weeks ago) bookmarkflaglink
& mirah - advisory committee
― maelin, Monday, 31 January 2022 09:59 (eight months ago) link