List some of your favorite records that turn 20 this year

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Ropers - All The Time
Poole - Alaska Days
Space Needle - Voyager
18th Dye - Tribute to a Bus
Belreve - Belreve
Red House Painters - Ocean Beach
Silkworm - Firewater
Spiritualized - Pure Phase
Versus - Dead Leaves

Albums with conflicting release date info (94 vs. 95):

Milf - Antidope
Lilys - Eccsame the Photon Band

Evan, Monday, 12 January 2015 16:22 (five years ago) link

Biggest 2 for me by far:

Drive Like Jehu - Yank Crime
Polvo - Celebrate The New Dark Age

Basically set me on a new path musically when I heard them.

grandavis, Monday, 12 January 2015 16:25 (five years ago) link

PJ Harvey - To Bring You My Love

how's life, Monday, 12 January 2015 16:26 (five 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 (five 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 (five 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 (five 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 (five years ago) link

Such a fantasic year, and super influential for me.

Royal Trux - Thank You
Secret Square - S/T
Juliana Hatfield - Only Everything (a serious grower that I didn't properly love back in the day)
GBV - Alien Lanes
Oval - 94 Diskont
Aphex Twin - I Care Because You Do
Pavement - Wowee Zowee
The Amps - Pacer
Elastica - S/T
Kids OST
Yo La Tengo - Electr-O-Pura
Bjork - Post
Tricky - Maxinquaye
Foo Fighters - S/T
Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie
The Softies - It's Love

Smoothie Operator (Old Lunch), Monday, 12 January 2015 16:42 (five 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 (five years ago) link

Archers of Loaf--Vee Vee

kornrulez6969, Monday, 12 January 2015 16:46 (five years ago) link

Swans - The Great Annihilator
Slowdive - Pygmalion
Scott Walker - Tilt
Tindersticks - 2
Pulp - Different Class
Bruce Springsteen - The Ghost of Tom Joad

you've got no fans you've got no ground (anagram), Monday, 12 January 2015 16:55 (five years ago) link

Liquid Swords
Only Built 4 Cuban Linx
Return to the 36 Chambers

quan voice (voodoo chili), Monday, 12 January 2015 17:08 (five years ago) link

Oh shit, yeah Different Class is an amazing record

quan voice (voodoo chili), Monday, 12 January 2015 17:08 (five years ago) link

Forgot the Wu follow-ups. Good call.

Smoothie Operator (Old Lunch), Monday, 12 January 2015 17:12 (five years ago) link

urge overkill - exit the dragon

still love this.

mark e, Monday, 12 January 2015 17:17 (five years ago) link

Soul Food
Dah Shinin'

ancient texts, things that can't be pre-dated (President Keyes), Monday, 12 January 2015 17:38 (five years ago) link

Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie

First album I ever bought. Bloody hell 20 years

paolo, Monday, 12 January 2015 19:02 (five years ago) link

Good year for roots rock

Son Volt - Trace
Wilco - AM
Jayhawks - Tomorrow the Green Grass
Vulgar Boatmen - The Opposite Sex

kornrulez6969, Monday, 12 January 2015 19:07 (five 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 (five years ago) link

Scarce - Deadsexy
Spain - The Blue Moods Of

Master of Treacle, Monday, 12 January 2015 19:09 (five years ago) link

Has your opinion changed since 1995?

Evan, Monday, 12 January 2015 19:17 (five 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 (five 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 (five years ago) link

Of stuff already mentioned, I own:

Ropers - All The Time
Versus - Dead Leaves
Scott Walker - Tilt
Son Volt - Trace
Wilco - 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 (five 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 (five years ago) link

Method Man - Tical
Redman - Dare Iz A Darkside
Scarface - The Diary
Hard 2 Obtain - Ism & Blues
Mouse On Mars ‎– Iaora Tahiti
Palace Music - Viva Last Blues
Felix 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 (five 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 (five years ago) link

Mr. Bungle - Disco Volante

how's life, Monday, 12 January 2015 19:32 (five years ago) link

Not to mention Faith No More King For A Day...

Smoothie Operator (Old Lunch), Monday, 12 January 2015 19:35 (five years ago) link

Too $hort - Cocktails

example (crüt), Monday, 12 January 2015 19:37 (five years ago) link

great year

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJaKr3qMaqc

saer, Monday, 12 January 2015 19:58 (five years ago) link

oh shit its 95 now

saer, Monday, 12 January 2015 20:00 (five years ago) link

i mean 2015

saer, Monday, 12 January 2015 20:00 (five years ago) link

20 years for this miscreant

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DX7n7bJJw10

saer, Monday, 12 January 2015 20:07 (five 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 (five 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 (five years ago) link

this thread is depressing

― 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 (five 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 (five 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 (five years ago) link

Neil Young & Pearl Jam - Mirror Ball

kornrulez6969, Monday, 12 January 2015 20:35 (five 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 (five years ago) link

Freakwater - Old Paint

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Monday, 12 January 2015 20:45 (five years ago) link

Cardiacs - Sing to God
Echolyn - As the World..
The Orb - Orbus Terrarum
P-Model - Fune
The Sea and Cake - The Biz
Susumu Hirasawa - Sim City
Ruins - Hyderomastigronigem
Daler Mehndi - Bolo Ta Ra Ra
Autechre - Tri Repeatae
Aphex Twin - I Care Because You Do...

LOTS OF GREAT STUFF THAT YEAR!

Abstinence Hawk (frogbs), Monday, 12 January 2015 20:47 (five 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 (five years ago) link

My retrospective 1995 EOY ballot would likely be:

Basic Channel - BCD
Cocteau Twins - Otherness ep
Coil - orship the Glitch
Vanessa Daou - Zipless
Arnold Dreyblatt - Animal Magnetism
Elastica - Elastica
Elysium - Glysten
FSOL - ISDN
Hallucinogen - Twisted
Higher Intelligence Agency - Freefloater
Shelly Hirsch - O Little Town of East New York
Alan Lamb - Archival Recordings: Primal Image / Beauty
Lech Jankowski - Intitute Benjamenta
Mojave 3 - Ask Me Tomorrow
Mouse on Mars - Iaora Tahiti
Robert Rich & Lustmord - Stalker
Tricky - Maxinequaye
Scott Walker - Tilt
Woob - Emit4495

could at least have the decency to groove (Sanpaku), Monday, 12 January 2015 20:58 (five 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 (five years ago) link

Tomorrow the Green Grass, the Jayhawks
Trace, Son Volt
One Track Mind, Railroad Jerk
Faithless Street, Whiskeytown
Wreck 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 (five years ago) link

The Infamous
Dah Shinin'
Lifestylez ov da Poor & Dangerous

One bad call from barely losing to (Alex in SF), Monday, 12 January 2015 21:49 (five years ago) link

Belly - King
Roy Montgomery - Scenes from the South Island
ST37 - Glare
Gravitar - Gravitar
Polara - Polara
Boredoms - Super Roots 5
King Black Acid - Womb Star Sessions

all that glitters ain't cyber gold (Drugs A. Money), Monday, 12 January 2015 22:05 (five years ago) link

Polara!

Source of Light is still one of my favorite pop songs.

Evan, Monday, 12 January 2015 22:07 (five years ago) link

lol I did think of that but the brain geniouses of RYM have it as 2001.

1999 is the best ever year for That Sort Of Thing then, which makes it classic obviously

like him hate us? Sure you are. Its in the cool aid. (ultros ultros-ghali), Friday, 22 February 2019 13:05 (one year ago) link

I'll make an exception against my hatred for the threads for this one convergence of the forces of good

imago, Friday, 22 February 2019 13:09 (one year ago) link

Looking forward to more in-thread exegeses of your hatred for threads of this nature.

St. Boniface, patron saint of boner faces (Old Lunch), Friday, 22 February 2019 13:47 (one year ago) link

Anyway, I wager Trux and US Maple own '99 for me.

St. Boniface, patron saint of boner faces (Old Lunch), Friday, 22 February 2019 13:52 (one year ago) link

Jim O'Rourke's Eureka came out 20 years ago today. 🤤🐇

flappy bird, Monday, 25 February 2019 19:50 (one year ago) link

Hooray! Best memories of ambling about the foothills during springtime, listening to Eureka

Talker is another top ten album for me

braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Monday, 25 February 2019 20:02 (one year ago) link

I'd be up for an expanded edition of the Soft Bulletin. My favourite Lips album.

they did one in 2006! but it was mostly DVD-audio or 5.1 surround.

steven, soda jerk (sic), Monday, 25 February 2019 20:05 (one year ago) link

The Promise Ring - Very Emergency

alpine static, Tuesday, 26 February 2019 00:50 (one year ago) link

a few personal favs:

Backstreet Boys – Millennium
Britney Spears – ...Baby One More Time
Shania Twain – Come on Over
'N Sync – *NSYNC
Ricky Martin – Ricky Martin
Christina Aguilera – Christina Aguilera
Santana – Supernatural
TLC – FanMail
Kid Rock – Devil Without a Cause
Eminem – The Slim Shady LP

those are all good ones esby

also "medallion animal carpet" by bob drake

the scientology of mountains (rushomancy), Tuesday, 26 February 2019 01:36 (one year ago) link

Those are certainly the most 1999 records.

Timothée Charalambides (cryptosicko), Tuesday, 26 February 2019 01:54 (one year ago) link

Albums I like from 1999

Agalloch - Pale Folklore
Angelcorpse - The Inexorable
Cibo Matto - Stereo Type A
Johnny Dowd - Pictures From Life's Other Side
Neil Hamburger - Left for Dead in Malaysia
Kool Keith - Black Elvis / Lost in Space
Lacuna Coil - In a Reverie
MF DOOM - Operation: Doomsday
Moby - Play
Mr. Bungle - California
Neurosis - Times of Grace
Nine Inch Nails - The Fragile
Supersuckers - The Evil Powers of Rock 'n' Roll
VNV Nation - Empires
Tom Waits - Mule Variations

It was a strange year for me personally which possibly explains this strange list.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Tuesday, 26 February 2019 02:14 (one year ago) link

Come on Over is so 1999 it was released in 1997.

Tbh, the Dismemberment Plan's Emergency and I and Pan Sonic's A might be the only 1999 albums that stand out in my mind very strongly, although that Neurosis album was good iirc.

oh, shut up and listen, will you? (Sund4r), Tuesday, 26 February 2019 03:31 (one year ago) link

1999 is my favorite singles year ever. perhaps the most formative year for my taste while growing up? idk

dyl, Tuesday, 26 February 2019 03:49 (one year ago) link

ok here are some 1999 records i like today

ace - mawa sekai
add n to (x) - avant hard
amy x neuberg and men - sports! chips! booty!
bauer - on the move
bob drake - medallion animal carpet
cranium - speed metal sentence
daisuke tobari - guitar
deadwood forest - mellodramatic
dyzack - the rat dance refizz
french tv - the violence of amateurs
the herbie nichols project - dr. cyclops' dream
houndog - s/t
john potter - in darkness let me dwell
krang - roes
mr. bungle - california
neina - formed verse
nels cline & gregg bendian - interstellar space revisited
oidupaa vladimir oiun - divine music from a jail
the olivia tremor control - black foliage
ornatos violeta - o monstro precise de amigos
pharaohe monch - internal affairs
the solarflares - psychedelic tantrum
sore plexus - haptephobic
tom waits - the mule variations
ultrasound - everything picture
wilco - summerteeth

the scientology of mountains (rushomancy), Tuesday, 26 February 2019 04:01 (one year ago) link

esby list has a 60% overlap with the billboard year-end albums chart top 10, w/ the first five being in the same order

i had a lot of those big blockbuster albums at the time b/c ppl, including my family apparently, scooped up overpriced cd's like it was nothing back then (+ many segments of the industry were trying to train white consumers especially to stop purchasing singles), but honestly i didn't like listening to any of them as full albums. i discovered napster the following year and rarely bothered to get cd's for quite a while after that.

dyl, Tuesday, 26 February 2019 04:29 (one year ago) link

actually now that i look at that list again i'm pretty sure i had every single one of those

dyl, Tuesday, 26 February 2019 04:33 (one year ago) link

imo-underappreciated pop singles from 1999 that i'm still fond of (no one needs to be reminded that "i want it that way", "say my name" et al were good songs):

blink-182 "what's my age again?"
christina aguilera "what a girl wants"
orgy "blue monday"
beth orton "central reservation"
korn "freak on a leash"
jessica simpson "i wanna love you forever"
kelis "caught out there"
donell jones "u know what's up"
mariah carey "heartbreaker"
monica "angel of mine"
brandy "almost doesn't count"
britney spears "sometimes"
juvenile "ha"
goo goo dolls "black balloon"
jordan knight "give it to you"
tlc "unpretty"
filter "take a picture"
sugar ray "someday"
nsync/gloria estefan "music of my heart"
jennifer lopez "waiting for tonight"
basement jaxx "rendez-vu"
santana "put your lights on"
nsync "i drive myself crazy"
eminem "guilty conscience"
lfo "summer girls"
matchbox 20 "back 2 good"
whitney houston "heartbreak hotel"
ginuwine "so anxious"
112 "anywhere"
mandy moore "candy"
702 "where my girls at?"
enrique iglesias "bailamos"
fastball "out of my head"
madonna "beautiful stranger"
montell jordan "get it on tonite"
faith hill "breathe"
garbage "special"
dixie chicks "ready to run"
ricky martin "she's all i ever had"
amber "sexual (li da di)"

dyl, Tuesday, 26 February 2019 06:01 (one year ago) link

stereolab - cobra and phases play voltage in the milky night
jim o'rourke - halfway to a threeway ep
jim o'rourke - eureka
at the drive-in - vaya ep
built to spill - keep it like a secret
blink-182 - enema of the state
boredoms - vision creation newsun
limp bizkit - significant other
sleater-kinney - the hot rock
wilco - summerteeth
eiffel 65 - europop
aimee mann - magnolia

flappy bird, Tuesday, 26 February 2019 18:36 (one year ago) link

Yeah, this is probably one of my least favourite pop years ever. I like "What's My Age Again?", though.

oh, shut up and listen, will you? (Sund4r), Tuesday, 26 February 2019 23:41 (one year ago) link

dEUS 'The Ideal Crash' deserves a mention

Uptown VONC (Le Bateau Ivre), Tuesday, 26 February 2019 23:44 (one year ago) link

Arvo Part - Alina
Brendan Perry - Eye Of The Hunter
D. Haines - Blither
David Sylvian - Dead Bees On A Cake
Hood - The Cycle Of Days and Seasons
Jim O'Rourke - Eureka
Rowland S Howard - Teenage Snuff Film
Tim Bowness & Samuel Smiles - World Of Bright Futures
Tram - Heavy Black Frame

doug watson, Wednesday, 27 February 2019 00:21 (one year ago) link

Immortal - At the Heart of Winter

o. nate, Wednesday, 27 February 2019 01:55 (one year ago) link

dEUS 'The Ideal Crash' deserves a mention


Last of the good ones. It was a sign of what was to come (alas) but still fantastic record. Going to see'em in concert in may.

nathom, Wednesday, 27 February 2019 03:03 (one year ago) link

five months pass...

a number of 1999 listicles are out lately. i know this is total pedantry but producers of such #content need to try to adhere to consistent rules as to what actually counts as being from the year they are supposedly covering. one list includes "hard knock life", which was released AND at its peak of exposure in winter '98, while another lists "big pimpin'", which was released as a single and at peak exposure in spring 2000. (apparently its parent album being commercially available for a grand total of FOUR DAYS during 1999 qualifies it as a 1999 single.)

same with, like, "thong song" and "maria maria". hardly anyone was listening to either of those songs until 2000. i understand the eagerness to write about some of these songs but really, it's okay to wait one more year, no need to pretend these were in any way part of the '99 zeitgeist.

dyl, Monday, 29 July 2019 19:56 (eight months ago) link

luckily Enema of the State came out smack dab in the middle of the year so let's pay respect to the true goats

flappy bird, Wednesday, 31 July 2019 17:30 (eight months ago) link

seven months pass...

My list of favorite stuff from 2000:
New Model Army - Eight
The The - Nakedself
Radiohead - Kid A
Doves - Lost Souls
Seafood - Surviving The Quiet
Unbelievable Truth - Sorrythankyou
Blue Aeroplanes - Cavaliers & Roundheads
Clinic - Internal Wrangler
The In Out - A Living Memorial In Deutschland
Shriekback - Naked Apes & Pond Life

Will rep for all of those today though Doves is a bit played out.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Tuesday, 24 March 2020 17:41 (two weeks ago) link

Tell me about this Radiohead album

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Tuesday, 24 March 2020 19:42 (two weeks ago) link

2000 was a great year for reissues and compilations. In terms of new music from that year, a great thrash album which I only recently discovered is Hypnosia's Extreme Hatred.

o. nate, Sunday, 29 March 2020 01:39 (one week ago) link

Pitchfork’s contemporaneous Top 20 list. I was pretty plugged in that year, but don’t recall most of these: https://pitchfork.com/features/lists-and-guides/5816-top-20-albums-of-2000/

morrisp, Sunday, 29 March 2020 01:52 (one week ago) link

... and Rolling Stone’s highest-rated albums of that year: https://www.albumoftheyear.org/ratings/35-rolling-stone-highest-rated/2000/1

Not a year in which I can claim any “favorites,” I think!

morrisp, Sunday, 29 March 2020 01:55 (one week ago) link

(Kind of shocked the Death Cab and New Pornos albums didn’t make the Pitchfork list... I guess Pfork’s tastes were more “niche indie” in that time?)

morrisp, Sunday, 29 March 2020 01:57 (one week ago) link

Wow, no sign of D'angelo's Voodoo on any of these lists so far. Broadcast's Noise Made By People either (although maybe that one is less surprising on Rolling Stone's list). Easily my two favourites of that year.

kitchen person, Sunday, 29 March 2020 02:09 (one week ago) link

It seems almost too convenient for a year ending in “–0” to be a “transitional year,” but 2000 really does feel that way in retrospect.

morrisp, Sunday, 29 March 2020 02:17 (one week ago) link

Fwiw Pfork didn’t review Mass Romantic until March ‘01. It made their 2001 top ten

intheblanks, Sunday, 29 March 2020 02:28 (one week ago) link

Ah, thx

morrisp, Sunday, 29 March 2020 02:35 (one week ago) link

Internal Wrangler by Clinic is still way up there for me

turn the jawhatthefuckever on (One Eye Open), Sunday, 29 March 2020 03:24 (one week ago) link

boredoms - vision creation newsun
d'angelo - voodoo
deftones - white pony
eminem - the marshall mathers lp
gas - pop
isolée - rest
otomo yoshihide - cathode
outkast - stankonia
luomo - vocalcity
pj harvey - stories from the city, stories from the sea
sade - lovers rock
smashing pumpkins - machina I & II
smog - dongs of sevotion

Nourry, Sunday, 29 March 2020 19:18 (one week ago) link

Just going off Wikipedia's release dates:

Sleater-Kinney - All Hands on the Bad One
Aimee Mann - Bachelor No. 2
The Weakerthans - Left and Leaving
Sarah Harmer - You Were Here
Emmylou Harris - Red Dirt Girl
Radiohead - Kid A
OutKast - Stankonia
The New Pornographers - Mass Romantic
Dar Williams - The Green World
Loud Family - Attractive Nuisance

Maria Edgelord (cryptosicko), Sunday, 29 March 2020 19:44 (one week ago) link

Turns out most of the albums I was thinking of for Y2K actually came out in 1999 or 2001, but Internal Wrangler was easily the disappointment of that year for me. Clinic were one of my favorite bands in 1999. As a 15 year old in America I didn't know anyone else who listened to that stuff. I'd heard somewhere that it was going to be a lot like their previous releases, but with more of a disco influence(!!)

The stylistic similarity was undeniable, but the disco was missing. Unfortunately, so was the effervescence and ghostly aura that made their early singles so appealing. Compared to Porno, Cement Mixer and Kimberly it was like a Coke can left out on the nightstand, basically the same substance but warm and flat. The 'Ornette!' cover art mirrors this flatness perfectly, just like the Xeroxes on their first three singles spoke to the way they'd appropriated influences: missing information, all the more stark and mysterious. I'd enjoyed The Second Line as a single (it's hard not to like a song whose chorus goes "diggy diggy tomommanaut"), but in the context of the album it lost dimensionality.

Of the bands I was into then, Clinic were probably the last one I exprected to release 10 albums over a 20 year career. They really seemed like a band that would do one or 2 albums then split.

Deflatormouse, Sunday, 29 March 2020 19:59 (one week ago) link

I have some friends who were -- and remain -- fans of Clinic and I got the impression that said friends thought they were due a big breakout album and it was disappointing when 2000 wasn't their year. I like them, though!

And their visual aesthetic is very on point for 2020

mh, Sunday, 29 March 2020 20:02 (one week ago) link

Since I Left You
Mama's Gun
Mwng
The Sophtware Slump
Vocalcity
Tourist
The Mirror Conspiracy

groovypanda, Sunday, 29 March 2020 20:02 (one week ago) link

Clinic remain a fucking great live band. Saw them out latest a few years ago and they sounded great with VU + organ remaining central in my memory

kraudive, Sunday, 29 March 2020 20:21 (one week ago) link

Amon Tobin – Supermodified
Anouar Brahem Trio – Astrakan Café
Arovane – Tides
D'Angelo – Voodoo
Derek Bailey, Jamaaladeen Tacuma & Calvin Weston – Mirakle
The For Carnation – The For Carnation
Godspeed You Black Emperor! – Lift Yr. Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven!
Jackie-O Motherfucker – Fig. 5
Luomo – Vocalcity
Negură Bunget – Măiastru sfetnic
Primal Scream – XTRMNTR
Radiohead – Kid A
raison d'être – The Empty Hollow Unfolds
Vladislav Delay – Entain
Weakling – Dead as Dreams

coco vide (pomenitul), Sunday, 29 March 2020 20:34 (one week ago) link

The Clientele - A Fading Summer EP
Gorky's Zygotic Mynci - The Blue Trees
The O Brother, Where Art Thou soundtrack

that's not my post, Sunday, 29 March 2020 20:49 (one week ago) link

Dymaxion X 4 + 3 if it counts (compiles 7" singles released over the previous few years)

Deflatormouse, Sunday, 29 March 2020 20:54 (one week ago) link

Can't believe I forgot

Boards of Canada – In a Beautiful Place Out in the Country
Masada – Live in Sevilla 2000
Robert Rich – Humidity

coco vide (pomenitul), Sunday, 29 March 2020 21:02 (one week ago) link

.boredoms - vision creation newsun

This is one of the albums I had in mind that was actually released in 99?

Surprising omissions so far (not necessarily personal favorites) are Supreme Clientele and 69 Love Songs.

Deflatormouse, Sunday, 29 March 2020 21:09 (one week ago) link

a few others

Neko Case - Furnace Room Lullaby
Low - Christmas
Laura Cantrell - Not The Trembling Kind

that's not my post, Sunday, 29 March 2020 21:10 (one week ago) link

xp 69 Love Songs was '99.

morrisp, Sunday, 29 March 2020 23:43 (one week ago) link


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