What's the least acclaimed album you love?

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Can't really think of a truly panned album I love...

I love Seekers Seen in Green but that may be more overlooked than unacclaimed. Same goes for The Healing Game.

I also love Lulu but that may be more divisive than unacclaimed.

What's the least acclaimed album you love?

niels, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 08:13 (two years ago) Permalink

The Ark Work by Liturgy, probably

ultros ultros-ghali, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 10:16 (two years ago) Permalink

every sigue sigue sputnik album i have.

mark e, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 10:33 (two years ago) Permalink

Have a secret fondness for the ludicrousness of Mansun

I hear from this arsehole again, he's going in the river (James Morrison), Wednesday, 19 April 2017 10:56 (two years ago) Permalink

Soap Opera by the Kinks/ concept album era Kinks in general

(unless these have been 'reassessed' or whatever without me noticing? but I get the impression that no-one really cares about post-60s Kinks these days)

soref, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 11:14 (two years ago) Permalink

How about "Wild Life", Wings?

Mark G, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 11:27 (two years ago) Permalink

haha, these are great

niels, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 11:38 (two years ago) Permalink

that is, they're fun to listen to

niels, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 11:38 (two years ago) Permalink

if you're on RYM this is fairly easy to calculate:
http://rateyourmusic.com/misc/conformity

looks like the biggest difference for me is Datarock - Red. which makes sense, I don't recall seeing a single good review of that album. I still think it's great though.

frogbs, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 11:47 (two years ago) Permalink

I could probably dredge up a ton of these. Starting with Basia's discography.

The most recent example I can think of is Zero 7's last album, Yeah Ghost, which was lambasted but which I thought and continue to think is fantastic.

Lipbra Geraldoman (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 19 April 2017 12:18 (two years ago) Permalink

Manic Street Preachers - Journal for Plague Lovers, Know Your Enemy

Tom Petty - Long After Dark

Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros - Global a GoGo

kornrulez6969, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 12:38 (two years ago) Permalink

My highest result on that RYM thing is last year's Saqqara Mastabas album by Matthew Friedberger (Fiery Furnaces guy), which I found to be charming and mad, and which literally everyone else on the planet (aka the 25 or so people who heard it) found to be baffling, scrawny and irrelevant

The Ark Work is my third highest though lol

imago, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 12:48 (two years ago) Permalink

This is a great question. I think for me, most are albums that slipped under the bar before my critical facilities were well formed (and before I cared about acclaim). Things like Dead or Alive (Sophisticated Boom Boom) or the first 3 or 4 Thompson Twins albums.

Sad to say, but my adult listening habits first filter everything through a gauntlet of received wisdom before I even give anything a chance. But this is part of the reason why I like ILM -- for encouraging me to give things like The 1975 a listen.

enochroot, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 13:02 (two years ago) Permalink

Billy Joel's Attila thing is a contender

Wet Pelican would provide the soundtrack (Myonga Vön Bontee), Wednesday, 19 April 2017 13:26 (two years ago) Permalink

that dog's "totally crushed out" is near perfect and in my top 20

rip van wanko, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 13:28 (two years ago) Permalink

that dog are great, yeah. i tried looking at the rym thing but since i stopped rating records it doesn't have much to say. maybe "everybody loves a happy ending" by tears for fears? that seems to have been roundly ignored by everyone except me.

increasingly bonkers (rushomancy), Wednesday, 19 April 2017 13:39 (two years ago) Permalink

It seems likely that the answer to this question will be 'album by artist that I continued to follow long after they fell out of critical favor'. Like latter-day Tori Amos, maybe?

Lipbra Geraldoman (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 19 April 2017 13:48 (two years ago) Permalink

How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb

MarkoP, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 13:50 (two years ago) Permalink

the Who, Endless Wire

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Wednesday, 19 April 2017 13:59 (two years ago) Permalink

probably these corny "global underground" mix cds from danny tenaglia from the late 90s, they are very dear to me though

marcos, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 14:00 (two years ago) Permalink

Great thread idea! I'm gonna say 'Once Around The World' by It Bites.

Supposed Former ILM Lurker (WeWantMiles), Wednesday, 19 April 2017 15:46 (two years ago) Permalink

I've never been a fan of that type of middlebrow/tasteful prog house, but those Global Underground mixes were acclaimed at the time, then fell deeply out of fashion, and I'm sure will do crazy prices in ten years, just like deep house.

Siegbran, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 16:27 (two years ago) Permalink

yes, the ladder

reggie (qualmsley), Wednesday, 19 April 2017 16:30 (two years ago) Permalink

Word of Mouth, the Kinks

Guayaquil (eephus!), Wednesday, 19 April 2017 16:31 (two years ago) Permalink

Soap Opera by the Kinks/ concept album era Kinks in general

― soref, Wednesday, April 19, 2017 12:14 PM (five hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Word of Mouth, the Kinks

― Guayaquil (eephus!), Wednesday, April 19, 2017 5:31 PM (seventeen minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I won't lie, it's slightly hurtful to have been out-"least acclaimed" like this

soref, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 16:51 (two years ago) Permalink

probably the last pair of U2 albums (not to mention Rattle & Hum)

Monster by R.E.M.

oh wait:

Rift by Phish

nomar, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 16:55 (two years ago) Permalink

Cobra and Phases Group Play Voltage in the Milky Night - Stereolab

i was thinking about making a thread about bands where your favorite album is not beloved/rated highly- Cobra has its fans but it always gets overlooked.

flappy bird, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 16:58 (two years ago) Permalink

I've never been a fan of that type of middlebrow/tasteful prog house, but those Global Underground mixes were acclaimed at the time, then fell deeply out of fashion, and I'm sure will do crazy prices in ten years, just like deep house.

― Siegbran, Wednesday, April 19, 2017 12:27 PM (forty-three minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

yea most of them are boring as fuck but the two danny tenaglia ones *kisses fingers*

marcos, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 17:12 (two years ago) Permalink

Goodbye Jumbo, World Party

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 17:14 (two years ago) Permalink

i really dug some of those sasha and digweed mixes, especially the northern exposure series.

nomar, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 17:15 (two years ago) Permalink

yea i like that xpander ep by sasha too

marcos, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 17:20 (two years ago) Permalink

I've always felt that nobody gives the slightest shit about that live Tom Waits record Big Time, but it's astoundingly great and many of the tracks are rendered out much better than their studio versions.

MaresNest, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 17:22 (two years ago) Permalink

I fucking love Asobi Seksu's last 2 albums (Hush and Fluorescence) but rym seems to think they jumped the shark after Citrus (common complaints seem to be "vocals too high in the mix, too many keyboards, doesn't sound exactly like Citrus, not shoegazey enough to appease the genre fascists"). I should probably stop defining my tastes in opposition to the rym hivemind, huh

progge went a-courtin' (unregistered), Wednesday, 19 April 2017 17:29 (two years ago) Permalink

I only like acclaimed music

briscall stool chart (wins), Wednesday, 19 April 2017 17:30 (two years ago) Permalink

For me, probably Toto IV. Although, now that I think about it, there are probably a good few critics out there who show it some love since the yacht rock revival began in earnest.

jon123, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 17:31 (two years ago) Permalink

Once upon a time it was Miles Davis's On the Corner, but everybody loves that now.
So...Miles Davis's You're Under Arrest.
Oh, and Swans' The Burning World, which Michael Gira himself hates.

Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr, and Violent J (誤訳侮辱), Wednesday, 19 April 2017 17:34 (two years ago) Permalink

Ha, nomar beat me to Monster. Apart from that, probably the second Best Coast album.

Gavin, Leeds, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 17:42 (two years ago) Permalink

Lloyd Cole - Bad Vibes. Objectively very poor but I love it for the "artist tries something outside his comfort zone and fails wonderfully" vibe.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 18:00 (two years ago) Permalink

i really dug some of those sasha and digweed mixes, especially the northern exposure series.

― nomar

the northern exposure series is totally back

increasingly bonkers (rushomancy), Wednesday, 19 April 2017 18:02 (two years ago) Permalink

I'd probably have to pay every ILM poster money to listen to this but it's one of my favorite releases of the 90s:
https://www.discogs.com/Folk-Implosion-Nothings-Gonna-Stop-The-Flow/release/1639807

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 19 April 2017 18:22 (two years ago) Permalink

this is a good question

The Fall's Middle Class Revolt album seems to be regarded as somewhat of a failure, but I love it.

sleeve, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 18:24 (two years ago) Permalink

Sting - Ten Summoner's Tales

i think i have affection for a lot of (what are now) critically unloved albums from the early '90s that received four stars in Rolling Stone.

nomar, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 18:38 (two years ago) Permalink

"Goodbye Jumbo, World Party"

i'm always interested in the fandom that goes beyond something like goodbye jumbo which is an album people have actually heard of and even heard. is there a thread about rolling really deep with a band/artist? and how lonely that can be? did anyone buy the last prefab sprout album? lloyd cole has, like, ten solo albums.

if there is a thread, i don't know the name of it.

scott seward, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 18:41 (two years ago) Permalink

i bought the lloyd cole/roedelius album.

i thought about buying the last prefab sprout album and I'm sure it's really good but...

nomar, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 18:44 (two years ago) Permalink

also think being a fan of preservation act 1/act 2 might be even bolder than being a fan of word of mouth.

i've also kinda been curious about what post-word of mouth albums sound like. don't think i ever heard phobia or u.k. jive.

scott seward, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 18:45 (two years ago) Permalink

i'm always interested in the fandom that goes beyond something like goodbye jumbo which is an album people have actually heard of and even heard.

I don't know anybody irl who likes this album. Even when it came out I didn't know anyone else who was into it. I think it's fantastic, I return to it regularly and it's Wallinger's best album imo.

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 18:48 (two years ago) Permalink

i've also kinda been curious about what post-word of mouth albums sound like. don't think i ever heard phobia or u.k. jive.

― scott seward, Wednesday, April 19, 2017 2:45 PM (four minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I loved U.K. Jive at the time, and considered it their best since Muswell Hillbillies. When I revisited it recently, it mostly held up, but the production is pretty bad (all-digital recording in 1989).

Phobia is garbage, with the exception of the last song, "Scattered," which is one of their best ever. Turns out it was written in 1971.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Wednesday, 19 April 2017 18:52 (two years ago) Permalink

I love Maxwell's Embrya which got panned hard when it came out, but I see some people praising it now so idk

josh az (2011nostalgia), Wednesday, 19 April 2017 18:56 (two years ago) Permalink

also think being a fan of preservation act 1/act 2 might be even bolder than being a fan of word of mouth.

Act 1 is not bad. Act 2 is bad.

Punnet of the Grapes (Tom D.), Wednesday, 19 April 2017 19:04 (two years ago) Permalink

Cybill Shepherd's Cybill Does It... To Cole Porter. I was trying to find reviews online without much luck. Christgau gave it a D-, although he did say her voice is surprisingly pleasant. The album features many of the songs from the film At Long Last Love, which was a notorious flop. The record is campy fun, though; I've listened to it way more than Ella Fitzgerald's Cole Porter Songbooks.

I don't really like any of these albums (Dan Peterson), Wednesday, 19 April 2017 19:09 (two years ago) Permalink

Surely "least acclaimed" does not equal "bad", but I agree that Comedown Machine isn't particularly an interesting answer to the thread question.

Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Tuesday, 2 April 2019 02:04 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Ok I will struggle to enjoy more time unenjoyed music

I mean, I do like two albums by The Tea Party like a lot but they’re not critically reviled so much as just weirdly embarassing

flamboyant goon tie included, Tuesday, 2 April 2019 02:05 (two weeks ago) Permalink

my family photo album!!

cheese canopy (map), Tuesday, 2 April 2019 02:07 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Transmission rules tbh xp

I avoided Buke and Gase subconsciously because I always clocked them by their name as a Tenacious D side project or something, but I'm listening now and they sound pretty cool

Simon H., Tuesday, 2 April 2019 04:58 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Metal Machine Music was much more critically reviled than Pocket Full of Kryptonite, based on the surveys of critical reception in Wikipedia!

All along there is the sound of feedback (Sund4r), Tuesday, 2 April 2019 12:22 (two weeks ago) Permalink

The one Buke & Gase clip I checked out was very good. Listening to Scholars now.

All along there is the sound of feedback (Sund4r), Tuesday, 2 April 2019 12:41 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I can safely say that I do not care for Transmission, but I think The Edges Of Twilight is a pretty.. perfect album? What they're trying to do is extremely stupid! But they do it so perfectly! It is amazing to see how much sound they made as a rock trio, too

Buke And Gase are named after their instruments (baritone uke, guitar-bass) and even were originally named Buke And Gass for spelling consistency but were constantly introduced with the Gass being pronounced "gas" so, yeah. They don't have good album covers and actually they don't particularly have good albums either? Like, obtuse self-sabotaging mixing decisions that are particular to virtuosos with lofty goals who choose to shoot themselves in the foot at the last moment rather than turn in "the album that their efforts produced"? But it's really about seeing them live, they are the loudest and most brilliant two-piece in history, I must've seen them play two dozen times now over the years and I'm still shattered every time. Think of Deerhoof scaled-down to a two-piece and with added ambition and less levity

flamboyant goon tie included, Tuesday, 2 April 2019 12:43 (two weeks ago) Permalink

My partner cites The Edges of Twilight as the album she has listened to the most in her life. I do mean to listen to the whole thing at some point. I think I always felt that the drummer let them down a bit?

All along there is the sound of feedback (Sund4r), Tuesday, 2 April 2019 12:47 (two weeks ago) Permalink

What they're trying to do is extremely stupid! But they do it so perfectly!

ahaha this is a perfect summation of their whole thing. they were the most embarrassing and thus most enjoyable of the "major" CanCon radio rock acts of the 90s. (have we ever polled those?)

Simon H., Tuesday, 2 April 2019 12:55 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i guess i need to get into the tea party

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Tuesday, 2 April 2019 12:58 (two weeks ago) Permalink

(i already love olp and matthew good)

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Tuesday, 2 April 2019 12:58 (two weeks ago) Permalink

They were no Gandharvas imo.

All along there is the sound of feedback (Sund4r), Tuesday, 2 April 2019 13:05 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Brad I can safely say that you would love both Splendour Solis and The Edges Of Twilight

The lead singer is definitely something. It felt even in the 90s like everyone was trying to take down the band for the lead singer being "lame-o" because he equal parts aped Jim Morrison and Jimi Hendrix, was the only person I'd stoop to using the word "pseudo-intellectual" to describe, but his insufferability comes off as charming now. I remember in high school, my friends saying things about him like "lol he's from WINDSOR" and "people who went to high school with him said he only listened to New Order and only developed this guitar-mystic persona once he graduated lololol" and these "criticisms" just seem kind of charming now? idk, those first two albums are hit after hit after hit. Brad just listen to The Edges Of Twilight's first six tracks and either you'll flip out or you'll know the band is not for you

flamboyant goon tie included, Tuesday, 2 April 2019 13:11 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Jim Morrison and Jimmy Page, surely?

All along there is the sound of feedback (Sund4r), Tuesday, 2 April 2019 13:18 (two weeks ago) Permalink

As a side note, did we ever poll Big Shiny Tunes 2?

pomenitul, Tuesday, 2 April 2019 13:35 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I listened to Edges of Twilight a lot, but did eventually get rid of the CD in my early 20s because I thought it looked embarrassing in my CD collection. Haven't listened to it in about 20 years but looking at the track listing right now I could remember most of the songs. Sister Awake is the one I remember liking the most. I should listen to it.

silverfish, Tuesday, 2 April 2019 14:24 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Yeah, that's her favourite.

All along there is the sound of feedback (Sund4r), Tuesday, 2 April 2019 14:26 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Yes I got my Jameses confused

flamboyant goon tie included, Tuesday, 2 April 2019 14:33 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Me I like The Bazaar and Inanna and especially Silence... this album really got into some tightly controlled cacophony

flamboyant goon tie included, Tuesday, 2 April 2019 14:34 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Edges of Twilight is better than I expected tbh.

All along there is the sound of feedback (Sund4r), Tuesday, 2 April 2019 15:00 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I unfortunately have The Tea Party to thank for my introduction to "what all the Indian instruments are called and what they do"

flamboyant goon tie included, Tuesday, 2 April 2019 15:05 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I managed to listen to half of Edges of Twilight. It's not really that bad, but I don't need or want any of this.

silverfish, Tuesday, 2 April 2019 15:41 (two weeks ago) Permalink

It's not really that bad, but I don't need or want any of this.

New board description.

pomenitul, Tuesday, 2 April 2019 16:22 (two weeks ago) Permalink

TRIPtych was my intro. Some good singles off that one. I imagine some of the deep cuts are pretty dire, though.

Simon H., Tuesday, 2 April 2019 16:41 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Daughters self titled album is my favorite thing they've ever done including the new stuff. Usually is pretty forgotten.

I still love the Tomorrow, in a Year by The Knife, Planningtorock and Mt. Sims. Generally unloved.

I feel like I was shouting into the void with Self Defense Family's Have You Considered Punk Music last year. Still love it.

The Sunn/Scott Walker collab might get some more love now due to recent sad events but I was genuinely shocked at how little acclaim it got comparatively to how much i loved that thing.

For this question thought I'm going to go with the Mountain Goats - Goths. Its my favorite by them and easily one of my favorite albums of the decade. It definitely got a fair amount of love but they have a lot of acclaimed albums and this generally probably isn't considered top tier. And that is a testament to a lifetime of excellent releases. It's also very different than the others and i love it very much.

gman59, Tuesday, 2 April 2019 22:04 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Love is a funny word to use in the case of Rick Dees' "Disco Duck" album, but hey.

Mark G, Tuesday, 2 April 2019 22:55 (two weeks ago) Permalink

can't actually remember any full albums if i look at the tracklistings but i probably really enjoy a modern talking album or two

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 2 April 2019 23:06 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Siegbran to thread.

Modern Talking were the best. I still play that shit now. I even wrote a musical based on their songs back in the 90s (in my head, but still).

breastcrawl, Wednesday, 3 April 2019 17:41 (two weeks ago) Permalink

ot unacclaimed but inexplicably underrated, I would trade Buke And Gase for the entire oeuvre of both Kate Bush and Sonic Youth

― flamboyant goon tie included, Sunday, March 31, 2019 4:48 AM

Meant to ask if you're a huge fan of Kate Bush and Sonic Youth?

Could Buke & Gase support a thread because I'm thinking of getting Riposte soon.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 5 April 2019 20:48 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Daughters self titled album is my favorite thing they've ever done including the new stuff. Usually is pretty forgotten.

I only listened to it again when the new one came out, but 'The Unattractive, Portable Head' is such a great song.

Frederik B, Friday, 5 April 2019 20:59 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i don't even know how to process my appreciation of jason falkner's _all quiet on the noise floor_ as kind of perfect statement of power pop and pop formalism, in structure, technique, and delivery. but a) i don't know if anyone outside of 100 people have ever heard it b) i am not a musician, critic or anything, i just like that genre generally and holy shit c) trying to like stuff other ppl don't know is an annoying trait.

Hunt3r, Friday, 5 April 2019 21:01 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Some bloke came in the shop. I said hello. He started singing:"Is it me you're looking for..." I added:"I can see it in your eyes." He turned around and fistbumped me saying I had top taste and asked if I knew of Paul Young.

One of the better clients. Lol. But no, I hate the song, dude. Lol

nathom, Friday, 5 April 2019 22:00 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Siegbran to thread.

Modern Talking were the best. I still play that shit now. I even wrote a musical based on their songs back in the 90s (in my head, but still).

― breastcrawl, Wednesday, April 3, 2019 10:41 AM (two days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

nice

findom haddie (jim in vancouver), Friday, 5 April 2019 22:02 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Thomas Anders and Modern Talking Band (how they're billed) played my city on Wednesday :'(

findom haddie (jim in vancouver), Friday, 5 April 2019 22:04 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i don't even know how to process my appreciation of jason falkner's _all quiet on the noise floor_ as kind of perfect statement of power pop and pop formalism, in structure, technique, and delivery. but a) i don't know if anyone outside of 100 people have ever heard it b) i am not a musician, critic or anything, i just like that genre generally and holy shit c) trying to like stuff other ppl don't know is an annoying trait.

― Hunt3r

fuck it i'll listen to that record, i've only heard his record with r stevie moore but it was pretty good and i like power pop

seriously that experience is just goddamn normal for me, you know what power pop i listen to? goddamn hussalonia, there are maybe about five people who know who that dude is

feel free to drop by the thread where i just post shit i love but can't actually talk about to anybody because maybe three people have heard it, the more the merrier

Jaki Liebowitz (rushomancy), Friday, 5 April 2019 23:48 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Some bloke came in the shop. I said hello. He started singing:"Is it me you're looking for..." I added:"I can see it in your eyes."

that song was one of my mum's favourite songs when I was a kid. for kinda sad reasons, it was her sort of theme song for a failed relationship. although I can't stand the song myself I can't hate it either

Colonel Poo, Friday, 5 April 2019 23:52 (two weeks ago) Permalink

It's more that nobody has heard it, but I found out the first self-titled Autre ne Veut is on streaming services, and that might still be my album of the decade. Love it so much.

Frederik B, Saturday, 6 April 2019 07:28 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Xpost it is actually a good song. Just heard it a gazillion times way back. :-)

nathom, Saturday, 6 April 2019 07:43 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Co-sign all that Tea Party talk upthread, have always loved The Edges Of Twilight, especially the songs where they amplified the Zep love and Eastern elements to a huge scale, the big drum break in Sister Awake is genuinely thrilling after all these years.

MaresNest, Saturday, 6 April 2019 12:39 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I don't think it's hated or anything - it just kind of fell into a crack in the earth upon release, as one would expect, but the Cult's 2012 album Choice of Weapon is really good.

grawlix (unperson), Sunday, 7 April 2019 14:35 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Metal Machine Music for me - glad to see it's received several mentions on this thread already. When I first heard it (the Buddha Records reissue on CD) I was quite disappointed, expecting some kind of rip-your-head-off wall of feedback. But now I appreciate it as almost a relaxing record.

just another country (snoball), Sunday, 7 April 2019 17:34 (two weeks ago) Permalink

It's really beautiful. It's the only Lou Reed record I ever listen to anymore (I spent years trying to get into him and the VU before finally giving up).

grawlix (unperson), Sunday, 7 April 2019 17:42 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I still stand by my answer at the start of this thread.

mark e, Sunday, 7 April 2019 17:53 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i like mmm too, it is a quite soothing listen.

Ich bin kein Berliner (alex in mainhattan), Sunday, 7 April 2019 17:59 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I just realised it's most likely 'Monsters' by Meat Puppets

MaresNest, Sunday, 14 April 2019 20:22 (one week ago) Permalink

Ha; I remember buying that record in high school after hearing Huevos and Up On The Sun, liking both a lot, and wanting more of that; I put it in my Walkman and was instantly like "What is this terrible pseudo-metal?" (I love metal, but that wasn't what I wanted from the Meat Puppets at all.) I turned around and returned it; luckily, my friend's family owned the store and he let me pick something else instead.

grawlix (unperson), Sunday, 14 April 2019 20:28 (one week ago) Permalink

First track I heard was 'Light' on the radio, which is a kinda Grateful Dead sounding thing, but I was at home with the heavier stuff on the record, not having heard them before, I love the whole thing, Linn-Drum and all but the last track 'Like Being Alive' is absolutely beautiful.

MaresNest, Sunday, 14 April 2019 20:42 (one week ago) Permalink

Well, your post has me revisiting them on Spotify, for the first time in ~30 years, so maybe I'll check it out.

grawlix (unperson), Sunday, 14 April 2019 20:46 (one week ago) Permalink

I guess my real answer should be Tremolo by Blue Rodeo, generally regarded (when it's regarded at all) as a generic mid-career MOR album but was genuinely mind-expanding for me as a kid, esp the closing run of songs, which include Cowboy Junkies style slowcore, intricate instrumental gorgeousness, and the closest they ever got to cutting a punk tune.

Simon H., Sunday, 14 April 2019 22:26 (one week ago) Permalink


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