Best Album on OUR Favourite Albums of......1996 PART TWO

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Poll Results

OptionVotes
Belle & Sebastian - If You're Feeling Sinister 14
Stereolab - Emperor Tomato Ketchup , 9
Orbital - In Sides , 9
Tortoise - Millions Now Living Will Never Die , 8
Outkast - ATLiens 7
Sleater- Kinney - Call The Doctor 5
Aphex Twin - Richard D James , 5
Underworld - Second Toughest In The Infants , 5
Ghostface Killah - Ironman 4
Belle & Sebastian - Tigermilk 4
Cardiacs - Sing to God 3
Everything But The Girl - Walking Wounded 3
Beck - Odelay 3
Weezer - Pinkerton 3
Neurosis – Through Silver In Blood , 3
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Murder Ballads 2
R.E.M. - New Adventures in Hi-Fi 2
Super Furry Animals - Fuzzy Logic 2
UGK - Ridin' Dirty? 2
Wilco - Being There 2
Lamb - Lamb 2
Manic Street Preachers - Everything Must Go 2
Ash - 1977 2
Dr Octagon - S/t 2
Gas - Gas 2
Jay-Z - Reasonable Doubt 2
LTJ Bukem - Logical Progression 2
De La Soul - Stakes Is High 2
The Roots - Illadelph Halflife 1
The Future Sound Of London - Dead Cities 1
Tool – Aenima , 1
Eels - Beautiful Freak 1
Redman - Muddy Waters 1
The Cardigans - First Band in The Moon 1
Pet Shop Boys - Bilingual 1
2Pac - All Eyez on Me 1
Mobb Deep - Hell on Earth 1
A Tribe Called Quest - Beats, Rhymes and Life 0
Marilyn Manson - Antichrist Superstar 0
Earl Brutus - Your Majesty... We Are Here 0
Suede - Coming Up 0
Nas - It Was Written 0
Jon Spencers Blues Explosion - Now I Got Worry 0
Placebo - Placebo 0
Fugees - The Score 0
Sepultura - Roots 0
Fatboy Slim - Better Living Thriugh Chemistry 0
Spice Girls - Spice 0
Busta Rhymes - The Coming 0
Sublime - Sublime 0


Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Wednesday, 7 August 2019 09:19 (two weeks ago) link

It would have been Tortoise back in '96 and I'm still going to go with Tortoise.

The World According To.... (Michael B), Wednesday, 7 August 2019 09:24 (two weeks ago) link

Bubbling under list

B12 - Time Tourist
Beth Orton - Trailer Park
Bowery Electric - Beat
Cat Power - What Would the Community Think/Myra Lee
Compulsion - The Future Is Medium
Cryptopsy - None So Vile
Dave Clarke - Archive 1
Ghost - Lami Rabi Rabi,
Gillian Welch - Revival
Grief - Miserably Ever After
Guided by Voices - Under the Bushes Under the Stars
HiM - Egg
Jessamine - The Long Arm of Coincidence
Lionrock - An Instinct for Detection
Marion- This World and Body
Melt-Banana - Scratch or Stitch
Mike & Rich - Expert Knob Twiddlers
Pearl Jam - No Code
Plug - Drum 'n' Bass for Papa
Porno for Pyros - Good God's Urge
Rage Against the Machine - Evil Empire
Roy Montgomery - Temple IV
Scald - Will Of Gods Is A Great Power
Social Distortion - White Light, White Heat, White Trash
Solitude Aeturnus - Downfall
Soundgarden - Down On The Upside
Swans - Soundtracks for the Blind
The Black Dog - Music for Adverts (And Short Films)
The Boo Radleys - C'mon Kids
The Cardigans - First Band in The Moon
The For Carnation - Marshmallows
The Halo Benders - Don't Tell Me Now
The Sonora Pine - The Sonora Pine
Two Lone Swordsmen - The Fifth Mission (Return to the Flightpath Estate)
Windy & Carl - Drawing of Sound
jeru The Damaja - Wrath Of The Math

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Wednesday, 7 August 2019 09:26 (two weeks ago) link

Endtroducing not even bubbling under is a bold move.

Thank You (Fattekin Mice Elf Control Again) (Noel Emits), Wednesday, 7 August 2019 09:30 (two weeks ago) link

you're off the hook...for now

imago, Wednesday, 7 August 2019 09:31 (two weeks ago) link

There are about 15 I could vote for here, and 0 on the other list.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 7 August 2019 09:31 (two weeks ago) link

Endtroducing not even bubbling under is a bold move.

― Thank You (Fattekin Mice Elf Control Again) (Noel Emits), Wednesday, August 7, 2019 9:30 AM (five minutes ago)

jfc, I cant believe I forgot that!

The World According To.... (Michael B), Wednesday, 7 August 2019 09:37 (two weeks ago) link

Sing To God is probably my favourite album of all time, but Through Silver In Blood is also a cast-iron 10/10 all-timer

The other all-timer missing from either list is The Loud Family's almost completely overlooked Interbabe Concern, a genuine art-rock masterpiece that more of you should check out

imago, Wednesday, 7 August 2019 09:40 (two weeks ago) link

What does your poll look like (Part 3)

groovypanda, Wednesday, 7 August 2019 09:44 (two weeks ago) link

Strong year! In Sides, instinctively, but Tortoise, Tool, B&S, Underworld & Sepultura jumping out, too...

Listening to the Loud Family album, imago - 1996 me would have LOVED this.

Good cop, Babcock (Chinaski), Wednesday, 7 August 2019 10:28 (two weeks ago) link

it was truly a year of sprawling maximalist colour-storms

imago, Wednesday, 7 August 2019 10:32 (two weeks ago) link

Don't think I heard Tigermilk until well into 1998, but it's the best one here so.

dorsalstop, Wednesday, 7 August 2019 10:54 (two weeks ago) link

in sides

nxd, Wednesday, 7 August 2019 10:57 (two weeks ago) link

in sides doesn't need my vote and only one of these albums has "heartz of men", so

lowercase (eric), Wednesday, 7 August 2019 11:05 (two weeks ago) link

Underworld, easy.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 7 August 2019 11:07 (two weeks ago) link

Endtroducing not even bubbling under is a bold move.

― Thank You (Fattekin Mice Elf Control Again) (Noel Emits), Wednesday, August 7, 2019 9:30 AM (five minutes ago)

jfc, I cant believe I forgot that!

― The World According To.... (Michael B), Wednesday, 7 August 2019 10:37 (one hour ago) bookmarkflaglink

It should have been on it. I had it on my list and I was sure it was on this poll.
I mustve accidentally replaced it with the cardiacs album.
Sorry, its totally my fault. I made the mistake. Believe me I would have it on the list ahead of cardiacs!

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Wednesday, 7 August 2019 11:32 (two weeks ago) link

(I just mean that I was meant to replace something else when mike said he wanted cardiacs on there and I took out the wrong album.)

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Wednesday, 7 August 2019 11:34 (two weeks ago) link

Endtroducing is a big omission but I certainly wouldn't have Sing To God swapped out for it or indeed anything else.

Thank You (Fattekin Mice Elf Control Again) (Noel Emits), Wednesday, 7 August 2019 11:38 (two weeks ago) link

I mean it's a big omission in terms of general 'importance' and acclaim more than it being a very good record which it also is for the most part.

Thank You (Fattekin Mice Elf Control Again) (Noel Emits), Wednesday, 7 August 2019 11:41 (two weeks ago) link

Illadelph Halflife. For whatever reason, it is one of the only rap albums I like all the way through.

☮ (peace, man), Wednesday, 7 August 2019 11:51 (two weeks ago) link

Gonna vote for one of the B&S records, not sure which tho

jakey mo collier (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 7 August 2019 12:09 (two weeks ago) link

Logical Progression by Bukem, brilliant as it is, is a compilation.

Of this list and based on recent listening, I vote Mobb Deep

the article don, Wednesday, 7 August 2019 12:20 (two weeks ago) link

Ghostface

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 7 August 2019 12:41 (two weeks ago) link

Doc Oc has novocaine

Captain ACAB (Neil S), Wednesday, 7 August 2019 12:43 (two weeks ago) link

first band on the moon is lounge pop's finest hour. cardie for life.

meaulnes, Wednesday, 7 August 2019 12:46 (two weeks ago) link

Cardiacs - Sing to God
Orbital - In Sides
Underworld - Second Toughest In The Infants

holy shit

these are three of my all-time favorites. I think I have to give the nod to StG which I think is truly transcendental (if pressed I'd also say it's my favorite album ever) but those other two are awesome and have also gotten better with age

also shoutout to the Aphex & Stereolab albums which I think are better than anything on Part 1 of this poll

frogbs, Wednesday, 7 August 2019 13:24 (two weeks ago) link

also great albums by Soul Coughing, Koenjihyakkei, Denki Groove, Motorpsycho, and They Might be Giants

frogbs, Wednesday, 7 August 2019 13:30 (two weeks ago) link

Missing from both lists: Burzum, Dirty Three, Jean Leloup, John Zorn, Katatonia, Noir Désir, Sacramentum, Ulver.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 7 August 2019 13:37 (two weeks ago) link

no Super Roots 6, no credibility ;)

sleeve, Wednesday, 7 August 2019 16:59 (two weeks ago) link

At the time I would've said Sing to God, although a few weeks into 1997 a friend lent me his copy of In Sides and I thought it was the best thing ever. Today I'd go for Second Toughest in the Infants.

Gavin, Leeds, Wednesday, 7 August 2019 18:51 (two weeks ago) link

Anathema, Current 93, Immolation...

Siegbran, Wednesday, 7 August 2019 21:20 (two weeks ago) link

Lots of very great albums in this poll tho, and hard to choose.

Siegbran, Wednesday, 7 August 2019 21:25 (two weeks ago) link

I actually haven't listened to StG in a while. I get a little choked up & frustrated listening to Cardiacs records these days, which of course is no fault of the music itself. That said I don't exactly need a reminder that, say, "Flap Off You Beak" is one of the most brilliant pop songs ever.

In Sides I still pull out every now and then - I'm still floored by it, particularly the fact that a techno/acid house group was able to write music so progressive and dense. Maybe "PETROL" and "The Box" haven't entirely held up (they feel like PS1 soundtrack material) but I still love those tracks. "The Girl With the Sun In Her Head" and especially "Out There Somewhere?" on the other hand sound immortal. Which of course is half the record.

As for STITI...the first half hour of it is absolutely brilliant. Between what Orbital was doing and "Juanita/Kiteless" it must've sounded like electronic music had unlimited potential back then. And "Pearl's Girl" of course is an all-timer. The rest is merely good...I think if you swap out "Confusion the Waitress" for "Oich Oich" and "Rowla" for "Cherry Pie" you'd have a stronger album.

frogbs, Wednesday, 7 August 2019 21:30 (two weeks ago) link

Really hard to choose between the Fugees and If You're Feeling Sinister, but I guess I listen to IYFS more often so...

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Wednesday, 7 August 2019 21:36 (two weeks ago) link

If You’re Feeling Sinister vs Stereolab for me. Probably Sinister.

that's not my post, Wednesday, 7 August 2019 21:58 (two weeks ago) link

The Grifters' "Ain't My Lookout" is one record from 1996 that I listened to a ton and a favorite that was not on either list.

earlnash, Wednesday, 7 August 2019 22:34 (two weeks ago) link

REM or Tortoise from this list, though I would pick Red House Painters "Songs For A Blue Guitar" if it was an option

daily growing, Wednesday, 7 August 2019 22:42 (two weeks ago) link

was thinking about Millions Now Living Will Never Die and Second Toughest in the Infants, but ended up with If You're Feeling Sinister

Dan S, Wednesday, 7 August 2019 23:44 (two weeks ago) link

UGK. Would've considered Edge of Sanity "Crimson" if it were listed.

o. nate, Thursday, 8 August 2019 01:49 (two weeks ago) link

Belle & Sebastian vs Stereolab for me. ETK had a huge impact on me at the time. I only came to B&S later on, but If You're Feeling Sinister is just about perfect.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Thursday, 8 August 2019 02:08 (two weeks ago) link

comin up slammin cadillac doors

brimstead, Thursday, 8 August 2019 02:15 (two weeks ago) link

as the cowboy junkies masterpiece "lay it down" is lacking here i went for b&S.

je est un autre, l'enfer c'est les autres (alex in mainhattan), Thursday, 8 August 2019 10:37 (two weeks ago) link

ridin dirty in a heartbeat

devvvine, Thursday, 8 August 2019 10:50 (two weeks ago) link

Third Eye Foundation - Semtex
Boredoms - Super Roots 6
Loud Family - Interbabe Concern
Remy Zero - s/t
Stag
Circle - Hissi
Kelley Deal 6000 - Go to the Sugar Altar
Odelay
The Score
The Curtain Hits the Cast
Fuxa - Very Well Organized
Temple IV
Amanita
Mellow Out
Hissing Prigs in Static Couture
Drawing of Sound

the cretin hits the cast (Drugs A. Money), Thursday, 8 August 2019 11:56 (two weeks ago) link

Semtex is baller

re: the poll, In Sides is legitimately one of the best albums ever recorded, so... that one

brigadier pudding (DJP), Thursday, 8 August 2019 12:49 (two weeks ago) link

I had to vote In Sides but I feel bad for Underworld, Stereolab, Tortoise, Cardiacs, RDJ - and, ok, I confess, maybe Tigermilk a bit too, though I haven't actually put it on in probably 18 years

liking DAM's list too

a passing spacecadet, Thursday, 8 August 2019 13:31 (two weeks ago) link

Richard D. James Album probably; I think "Girl/Boy Song" is my favourite thing by him.

All along there is the sound of feedback (Sund4r), Thursday, 8 August 2019 13:43 (two weeks ago) link

1996 much better than remembered i think. 1996 was the year of Oasis at Knebworth/Loch Lomond. So that casts a shadow over everything at the time.

I was at the 2nd Loch Lomond gig, enjoyed it but was the 3rd and last time I saw Oasis. Never cared for the albums that came after.
I listened to a lot of non britpop stuff at the time as you can all see so apologies to britpop fans for lack of your faves but by this point i hated britpop

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Thursday, 8 August 2019 15:01 (two weeks ago) link

The Grifters' "Ain't My Lookout" is one record from 1996 that I listened to a ton and a favorite that was not on either list.

― earlnash, Wednesday, August 7, 2019 6:34 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

Probably their least popular record though? Or maybe the last one was.

Evan, Thursday, 8 August 2019 16:10 (two weeks ago) link

when I first heard it the RDJ album felt like one of those totally alien, mind-warping albums that I figured would hold up forever. I'm relistening now and that's not really the case

frogbs, Thursday, 8 August 2019 16:48 (two weeks ago) link

I still totally dig that Plug album.

Thank You (Fattekin Mice Elf Control Again) (Noel Emits), Thursday, 8 August 2019 17:11 (two weeks ago) link

just missed out, mike hadn't heard it and it was replaced by one of his picks.

It's hard to know whether to pick our absolute faves, leave out stuff we think wont get any votes or just give everyone the big canon albums they like.

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Thursday, 8 August 2019 17:47 (two weeks ago) link

the mike and rich album i still like too

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Thursday, 8 August 2019 17:48 (two weeks ago) link

and i like the dave clarke album even more

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Thursday, 8 August 2019 17:49 (two weeks ago) link

Went for the REM, but would have voted the GBV if it was listed.

BlackIronPrison, Thursday, 8 August 2019 17:49 (two weeks ago) link

1. Beck: Odelay (DGC) 1134 (110)
2. Fugees: The Score (Ruffhouse/Columbia) 602 (58)
3. Sleater-Kinney: Call the Doctor (Chainsaw) 456 (35)
4. DJ Shadow: Endtroducing . . . DJ Shadow (Mo' Wax/FFRR) 404 (40)
5. Los Lobos: Colossal Head (Warner Bros.) 403 (37)
6. Steve Earle: I Feel Alright (Warner Bros.) 387 (37)
7. Stereolab: Emperor Tomato Ketchup (Elektra) 379 (35)
8. Amy Rigby: Diary of a Mod Housewife (Koch) 371 (34)
9. Tricky: Pre-Millennium Tension (Island) 355 (38)
10. Pulp: Different Class (Island) 351 (31)
11. R.E.M.: New Adventures in Hi-Fi (Warner Bros.) 348 (38)
12. Everything but the Girl: Walking Wounded (Atlantic) 340 (30)
13. Patti Smith: Gone Again (Arista) 330 (31)
14. Wilco: Being There (Reprise) 264 (26)
15. Cassandra Wilson: New Moon Daughter (Blue Note) 225 (19)
16. [File Under Prince]: Emancipation (NRG) 213 (21)
17. Iris DeMent: The Way I Should (Warner Bros.) 211 (18)
18. Me'Shell NdegéOcello: Peace Beyond Passion (Maverick/Reprise) 209 (21)
19. Nearly God: Nearly God (Island) 183 (17)
20. Maxwell: Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite (Columbia) 179 (17)
21. Johnny Cash: Unchained (American) 178 (18)
22. Ani DiFranco: Dilate (Righteous Babe) 167 (16)
23. Gillian Welch: Revival (Almo Sounds) 156 (16)
24. Imperial Teen: Seasick (Slash/London) 153 (13)
25. Soundgarden: Down on the Upside (A&M) 148 (15)
26. Sheryl Crow: Sheryl Crow (A&M) 146 (15)
27. Cibo Matto: Viva! La Woman (Warner Bros.) 143 (16)
28. Nirvana: From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah (DGC) 124 (16)
29. Rage Against the Machine: Evil Empire (Epic) 122 (13)
30. Toni Tony Toné: House of Music (Mercury) 117 (12)
31. Curtis Mayfield: New World Order (Warner Bros.) 113 (10)
32. Joe Henry: Trampoline (Mammoth) 112 (12)
33. The Roots: Illadelph Halflife (DGC) 112 (10)
34. Sublime: Sublime (Gasoline Alley/MCA) 111 (11)
35. Neutral Milk Hotel: On Avery Island (Merge) 111 (10)
36. Sebadoh: Harmacy (Sub Pop) 110 (11)
37. The Olivia Tremor Control: Dusk at Cubist Castle (Flydaddy) 108 (12)
38. Screaming Trees: Dust (Epic) 107 (09)
39. Jon Spencer Blues Explosion: Now I Got Worry (Matador) 105 (11)
40. Richard Thompson: You? Me? Us? (Capitol) 103 (9)

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Thursday, 8 August 2019 18:19 (two weeks ago) link

^ Pazz & Jop 1996

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Thursday, 8 August 2019 18:19 (two weeks ago) link

I still have never heard any Sublime

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Thursday, 8 August 2019 18:40 (two weeks ago) link

that's honestly pretty admirable if you really managed to avoid them for this long

granted I don't really hear them much anymore but man in high school (2001-2004) I feel like I'd hear one of their 3-4 big songs on the s/t everywhere I went

frogbs, Thursday, 8 August 2019 19:02 (two weeks ago) link

It's very easy to do when you live in the UK.
I've never met a single person here that has heard of them. File with Dave Matthews Band.

Would not have heard of either band if it wasn't for ilx.

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Thursday, 8 August 2019 20:38 (two weeks ago) link

My older brother came back home from 4 years living in NY in '98 with a couple of Sublime tapes and he was raving about them. I'd never heard of them before. After a couple of listens, I was like, "I guess theyre okaaaaay"

The World According To.... (Michael B), Thursday, 8 August 2019 20:41 (two weeks ago) link

reasonable doubt

k3vin k., Friday, 9 August 2019 03:58 (two weeks ago) link

xp

so we know who to blame

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Friday, 9 August 2019 07:15 (two weeks ago) link

Might have to dig out Beats, Rhymes & Life and Stakes is High for a showdown.

Nag! Nag! Nag!, Friday, 9 August 2019 11:59 (two weeks ago) link

IIRC Stakes is High would win

brigadier pudding (DJP), Friday, 9 August 2019 13:12 (two weeks ago) link

Do B&S fans prefer Sinister to Tigermilk?

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Friday, 9 August 2019 16:04 (two weeks ago) link

they should, it's a better album

imago, Friday, 9 August 2019 16:09 (two weeks ago) link

ditto

The World According To.... (Michael B), Friday, 9 August 2019 16:11 (two weeks ago) link

Indeed. One is worth 1.5 stars, the other 0.5 iirc.

xp

pomenitul, Friday, 9 August 2019 16:13 (two weeks ago) link

it’s weird to think that this was the year that saw Orbital, Underworld, DJ Shadow, Two Lone Swordsmen and Fila Brazilia release their arguably best albums. what a year.

scanner darkly, Friday, 9 August 2019 19:50 (two weeks ago) link

Still say dubnobasswithmyhedman is the best Underworld album

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Friday, 9 August 2019 20:18 (two weeks ago) link

But UK music wise dance music was my salvation because UK Indie/Britpop was mostly dire at the time.

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Friday, 9 August 2019 20:19 (two weeks ago) link

Do B&S fans prefer Sinister to Tigermilk?

Tigermilk has Electronic Renaissance and thus it wins

those 3 EPs they compiled into a box set were good though, those and the three songs I can remember of Tigermilk are all I need

a passing spacecadet, Friday, 9 August 2019 22:06 (two weeks ago) link

I think Tigermilk is a very good album, and Sinister is the opposite. But I'm not really a B&S "fan," I guess.

60... 90... 120 Minute IPA (morrisp), Friday, 9 August 2019 22:11 (two weeks ago) link

Stakes is High probably the one I listened to most here
I didn’t take it out of my car tape deck for like 4 month in 96

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Friday, 9 August 2019 22:14 (two weeks ago) link

Stakes is High probably the one I listened to most here
I didn’t take it out of my car tape deck for like 4 month in 96

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Friday, 9 August 2019 22:14 (two weeks ago) link

Stakes is High probably the one I listened to most here
I didn’t take it out of my car tape deck for like 4 month in 96

Muswell Hillbilly Elegy (President Keyes), Friday, 9 August 2019 22:14 (two weeks ago) link

Tigermilk has Electronic Renaissance and thus it wins

^ this

I'm not really a B&S fan either though

Colonel Poo, Friday, 9 August 2019 22:28 (two weeks ago) link

You are Colonel Twee though.

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Friday, 9 August 2019 22:49 (two weeks ago) link

B&S is possibly the wrong kind of twee for me but I don't hate them, I like a good few of their songs. admittedly nothing from this century (but I haven't listened to much they've done this century)

Colonel Poo, Friday, 9 August 2019 23:02 (two weeks ago) link

in the Belle & Sebastian poll from last December (which was a lot of fun to follow), Tigermilk came in 2nd with 38 votes and 7 #1s, and If You’re Feeling Sinister came in 1st with 38 votes and 20 #1s. The #1 track was “The State I am In” from Tigermilk. Five tracks in the top 10 were from Sinister

Dan S, Friday, 9 August 2019 23:41 (two weeks ago) link

I still can’t for the life of me figure out what everyone finds so amazing about “The State I Am In”, but the run from “Expectations” to “I Could Be Dreaming” ranks right up there with any five-song sequence in pop music history.

Mr. Snrub, Saturday, 10 August 2019 00:25 (two weeks ago) link

Tigermilk has Electronic Renaissance and thus it wins

^ this

I'm not really a B&S fan either though

^ this

dorsalstop, Saturday, 10 August 2019 00:55 (two weeks ago) link

I think The State I Am In seems like the perfect encapsulation of Belle and Sebastian, and it was their first song on their first album

Dan S, Saturday, 10 August 2019 01:00 (two weeks ago) link

and it's great. I prefer Tigermilk though I never heard it until the CD reissue came out. Boy with the arab strap was the last one i bought

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Saturday, 10 August 2019 01:15 (two weeks ago) link

Tigermilk only had a very limited release in 1996, most people at least in the US didn't hear it until its re-issue in 1999. I heard If You're Feeling Sinister first and had such a crush on it. I still think it is their overall best album

Dan S, Saturday, 10 August 2019 01:26 (two weeks ago) link

^ditto

that's not my post, Saturday, 10 August 2019 07:50 (two weeks ago) link

Ash for me, with Stereolab a close 2nd

Dr X O'Skeleton, Saturday, 10 August 2019 13:23 (two weeks ago) link

I also did not hear Tigermilk in 1996, someone taped me IYFS in '97 or early '98 with an nth-generation dub of Tigermilk on the other side that was missing some of the tracks and actively painful to listen to (and I liked lo-fi) and then I bought the reissue

a passing spacecadet, Saturday, 10 August 2019 14:02 (two weeks ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Tuesday, 13 August 2019 00:01 (one week ago) link

I voted for 2Pac, I think this is a stellar year and I like most of it, but I guess a lot of it is associated with a bad time in my life, so I can't vote for it. I remember liking Tricky quite a bit.

Allergic to Calvin (I M Losted), Tuesday, 13 August 2019 23:16 (one week ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Wednesday, 14 August 2019 00:01 (one week ago) link

no votes for molko & co! that album's still so much fun. always loved his guitar tone. there's at least five hits on it. they had a different edge to the rest of alt rock at the time.

meaulnes, Wednesday, 14 August 2019 00:14 (one week ago) link

In 1999, Ned Raggett ranked the album at number 94 on his list of "The Top 136 or So Albums of the Nineties".[28] ;)

meaulnes, Wednesday, 14 August 2019 00:15 (one week ago) link

ned doesnt read or vote on poll threads though

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Wednesday, 14 August 2019 00:15 (one week ago) link

voted for both winners, good show ilm

jakey mo collier (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 14 August 2019 01:27 (one week ago) link

a worthy winner. interesting that pinkerton only got three votes. in the early days of ilm there were loads of weezer fans who preferred pinkerton to the s/t. i never understood why. apparently time has separated the wheat from the chaff.

je est un autre, l'enfer c'est les autres (alex in mainhattan), Wednesday, 14 August 2019 05:21 (one week ago) link

wtf happened here

brigadier pudding (DJP), Wednesday, 14 August 2019 15:24 (one week ago) link

cruiseships have wifi these days

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Wednesday, 14 August 2019 15:33 (one week ago) link


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