why don't you poll me I feel like flying to... the UNDERWORLD Poll Results thread -- produced by Smith & Hyde for ILM Artist Poll #102

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Forty years of music by Smith / Hyde. Twenty years of posts about it on I Love Music. Twenty-five ballots received before we closed the polls. Several hundred songs, tracks, remixes, albums, projects, demos and B-sides voted for, by bands with half a dozen names.

Two people helping each other, forever.

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an, uh, razor of love (sic), Thursday, 4 June 2020 20:04 (one month ago) link

Please report to the dancefloor.

― an, uh, razor of love (sic), Thursday, June 4, 2020 4:07 PM (nine seconds ago) bookmarkflaglink

o7

Hackers (1995) (Will M.), Thursday, 4 June 2020 20:08 (one month ago) link

change the weather too low

maffew12, Thursday, 4 June 2020 20:10 (one month ago) link

The voting thread was here.

Most people ranked their albums, from an eligible 16. And one person who voted too late had their album points counted anyway.

The top 77 tracks will roll out next week, in which any work by either Karl Hyde or Rick Smith was eligible, but let's run through ILM's top 13 Albums Credited To Underworld now.

an, uh, razor of love (sic), Thursday, 4 June 2020 20:11 (one month ago) link

13. UNDERNEATH THE RADAR
12 points, 2 votes

1988 Sire LP, 48:06
Top chart position: #32, Australia

https://i.imgur.com/RypWnpq.jpg

an, uh, razor of love (sic), Thursday, 4 June 2020 20:14 (one month ago) link

theres like 5 songs I legitimately like from this

frogbs, Thursday, 4 June 2020 20:16 (one month ago) link

listened to it once and said "life's too short for me not to listen to everything else 500 more times" and moved on. maybe i'll give it another try but it wasn't my thing!

Hackers (1995) (Will M.), Thursday, 4 June 2020 20:16 (one month ago) link

oh I haven't heard it in years but it was definitely a guilty pleasure when I was 18

the songs are all too long though

frogbs, Thursday, 4 June 2020 20:17 (one month ago) link

I guess I should get around to checking out the stuff from their big hair days.

Dan Worsley, Thursday, 4 June 2020 20:17 (one month ago) link

I taped it off my sister and Walkmanned it over and over and over, but tbf there weren't any other Underworld albums to listen to at the time

an, uh, razor of love (sic), Thursday, 4 June 2020 20:18 (one month ago) link

Title track is really excellent ripoff Depeche Mode.

Vegemite Is My Grrl (Eric H.), Thursday, 4 June 2020 20:18 (one month ago) link

12. BREAKING and ENTERING
21 points, 3 votes

2006 V2 OST by Underworld & Gabriel Yared, 57 minutes
Underworld and Gabriel Yard - "Breaking and Entering"

https://i.imgur.com/pe1gEx2.jpg

an, uh, razor of love (sic), Thursday, 4 June 2020 20:21 (one month ago) link

Title track is good, a few other tracks not that bad, the rest can be safely deleted

Also I just want to express my joy and gratitude that the rollout has begun.

Anti-Cop Ponceortium (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 4 June 2020 20:22 (one month ago) link

that's about underneath the radar of course

Anti-Cop Ponceortium (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 4 June 2020 20:22 (one month ago) link

oh I haven't heard it in years but it was definitely a guilty pleasure when I was 18

the songs are all too long though

― frogbs, Thursday, June 4, 2020 5:47 PM (one minute ago) bookmarkflaglink

aha. Same here til I gave it a spin for voting. Could not get into it, but did like a big chunk of "Change the Weather". Ah well, they are pretty similar!

maffew12, Thursday, 4 June 2020 20:23 (one month ago) link

i think it was brotherlovesdub talked up a couple of tracks from Breaking and Entering, which I hadn't bothered with before. They were great and I voted for both. I even watched the movie---that part is not recommended

maffew12, Thursday, 4 June 2020 20:24 (one month ago) link

Yeah, those tracks in the campaigning thread were great (but I still didn't get time to listen to the album :( )

an, uh, razor of love (sic), Thursday, 4 June 2020 20:28 (one month ago) link

Only two people bothered to list Underneath the Radar? including me at #15 or whatever? Or is there some maximum ballot length there?

maffew12, Thursday, 4 June 2020 20:31 (one month ago) link

my logic was that, as I can't vote for freur LPs, I'm not voting for any LPs which are worse than freur LPs.

Anti-Cop Ponceortium (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 4 June 2020 20:33 (one month ago) link

still voted for 10 LPs though

Anti-Cop Ponceortium (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 4 June 2020 20:34 (one month ago) link

I'm glad we're having these conversations. Respect.

maffew12, Thursday, 4 June 2020 20:35 (one month ago) link

B&E soundtrack is pretty good but I didn't vote for it sadly

frogbs, Thursday, 4 June 2020 20:38 (one month ago) link

11. MANCHESTER STREET POEM
26 points, 3 votes

2017* digital album, 64:50

it's short...but! there is apparently an entire album of this stuff.

https://i.imgur.com/Q4ZiKm3.jpg

an, uh, razor of love (sic), Thursday, 4 June 2020 20:39 (one month ago) link

I just didn't have time to listen to collaborative LPs, sadly.

Did nobody vote for Change The Weather then?

Anti-Cop Ponceortium (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 4 June 2020 20:40 (one month ago) link

* played in situ 2017, released as purchase for charity 2019

an, uh, razor of love (sic), Thursday, 4 June 2020 20:40 (one month ago) link

Did nobody vote for Change The Weather then?

whoa we're really asking for spoilers this early?

an, uh, razor of love (sic), Thursday, 4 June 2020 20:41 (one month ago) link

Surprise #1?

Anti-Cop Ponceortium (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 4 June 2020 20:42 (one month ago) link

I listed it. and got piled on really bad in the voting thread for mentioning it

but I will continue to

https://youtu.be/nxdNS8WNSOY

maffew12, Thursday, 4 June 2020 20:43 (one month ago) link

Stand Up isn't bad exactly, but that video! Just because you've had a hit in Australia doesn't mean you need to turn into Midnight Oil.

Anti-Cop Ponceortium (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 4 June 2020 20:47 (one month ago) link

btw nice writeup at top, sic. That "two people..." business that was in the Listen To Their No copy is too sweet.

maffew12, Thursday, 4 June 2020 20:48 (one month ago) link

10. RIVERRUN
77 points, 8 votes

2005-2006 digital EP and physical singles project, approx 90 minutes in most common form

New Underworld EP Release: 'Pizza For Eggs'

https://i.imgur.com/f6KFBcF.jpg

an, uh, razor of love (sic), Thursday, 4 June 2020 20:51 (one month ago) link

Only 8 votes? Did some people decide to go tracks or movements only since it's not really an "album"? Whatever. Love it all together but didn't come up with much from it in my track ballot at the end.

maffew12, Thursday, 4 June 2020 20:55 (one month ago) link

My #10. Ending of Pizza For Eggs is the best bit.

Anti-Cop Ponceortium (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 4 June 2020 20:56 (one month ago) link

#6 here

maffew12, Thursday, 4 June 2020 20:57 (one month ago) link

i voted for it pretty high

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Thursday, 4 June 2020 20:59 (one month ago) link

it's alright sober too

maffew12, Thursday, 4 June 2020 21:02 (one month ago) link

I didn't cross-reference the ballots, but I assume most people chose to either vote per "song," per EP-as-track, or in albums for Riverrun*... but also it's just way less known, and was one of their least-visible projects to begin with.

*though I did one of each

an, uh, razor of love (sic), Thursday, 4 June 2020 21:05 (one month ago) link

9. BARKING
142 points, 6 votes

2010 Cooking Vinyl 2xLP, 54 minutes
Top chart position: #26, UK

Underworld - Barking (Sept 13 2010)

https://i.imgur.com/jnO5oC8.jpg

an, uh, razor of love (sic), Thursday, 4 June 2020 21:09 (one month ago) link

(slightly) too low!

Anti-Cop Ponceortium (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 4 June 2020 21:10 (one month ago) link

Too many songs with the same palette and purpose was this album's undoing for me. Hamburg Hotel possibly my favourite thing on it as a result.

nashwan, Thursday, 4 June 2020 21:16 (one month ago) link

Not meaning to undersell the evident variety of at least 50% of it.

nashwan, Thursday, 4 June 2020 21:18 (one month ago) link

Rediscovered "Between Stars" here. I loved "Scribble" at the time but now I get the fan love for "You Do Scribble" over the single/vocal version. Massive track. I had the album at an even lower rank, but still so much to love. Crazy.

maffew12, Thursday, 4 June 2020 21:21 (one month ago) link

Crazy.

― maffew12, Thursday, June 4, 2020 2:21 PM (six minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

crazy crazy crazy crazy crazy

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Thursday, 4 June 2020 21:28 (one month ago) link

hey my internet is back! guess my hacking the results joke led to some bad webkarma

huge points jump from 11 to 9!* (*i don't pretend to know how points work)

Hackers (1995) (Will M.), Thursday, 4 June 2020 21:29 (one month ago) link

love Barking and I agree 9 is too low but idk what I'd bump for it

frogbs, Thursday, 4 June 2020 21:31 (one month ago) link

i had it at 4 but i think i was being challopsy putting it above 2 stone cold classics

Hackers (1995) (Will M.), Thursday, 4 June 2020 21:34 (one month ago) link

the version of Barking that exists only in my head is definitely one of their best albums though

frogbs, Thursday, 4 June 2020 21:34 (one month ago) link

so, who's been to Barking?

maffew12, Thursday, 4 June 2020 21:36 (one month ago) link

I voted for Riverrun, I hadn't heard any of it prior to this poll but as a whole thing I like it more than any of the proper post-'90s albums.

Gavin, Leeds, Thursday, 4 June 2020 21:38 (one month ago) link

i've been to barking for years WOOP WOOP WOOP WOOP WOOP

Hackers (1995) (Will M.), Thursday, 4 June 2020 21:43 (one month ago) link

I disagree with the ordering of the top 20 but that's true of all these artist polls I never vote in

sound of scampo talk to me (El Tomboto), Tuesday, 23 June 2020 19:40 (two weeks ago) link

hard to argue with the #1. I don't think anything will ever match the high I got from hearing "Rez/Cowgirl" live on Everything Everything for the first time. I was 16, I think. Still, I thought "Juanita" would take it. was cool to see some newer stuff in the Top 20. Three of my top 5 were from the last 5 years.

frogbs, Tuesday, 23 June 2020 19:47 (two weeks ago) link

Shenanigans. I had made my peace with "Juanita" coming in at #2, but #4 is some bullshit.

Dirty Epic H. (Eric H.), Tuesday, June 23, 2020 11:12 PM

you only have yourself to blame tbh

"cat boy small boy chewing on cardboard boy in the kitchen boy he is a fuzzy boy"

This. Is. The. Content. We're. Here. For.

an, uh, razor of love (sic), Tuesday, 23 June 2020 20:23 (two weeks ago) link

Juanita partistans are very much encouraged to think of it as the alternative #1 - I was actually planning to formally count down 6, 5, and 4 as the "real" top three, until literally yesterday I realised that with four different versions of Snake voted for, that didn't really work.

(J : K : TDOL still would have beaten Jumbo without votes for Juanita.)


Have there been any other polls where the #1 got no #1 votes?!

Not really fair to compare :)

an, uh, razor of love (sic), Tuesday, 23 June 2020 20:27 (two weeks ago) link

That is awesome xp

Also impossible to read without singing it in your head

chonky floof (groovypanda), Tuesday, 23 June 2020 20:28 (two weeks ago) link

meowing
snacktime
snacktime
snacktime

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Tuesday, 23 June 2020 20:28 (two weeks ago) link

I gave my #1 to Juanita but tbh it could have been any of my top ten

chonky floof (groovypanda), Tuesday, 23 June 2020 20:30 (two weeks ago) link

Thanks sic, good poll #teamjuanitawasrobbed

― or something, Tuesday, June 23, 2020 8:40 PM (yesterday)

btw I'm mentally playing this hashtag to the tune of the "queenlatifahisback" sample in Mama Gave Birth To The Soul Children

an, uh, razor of love (sic), Tuesday, 23 June 2020 20:37 (two weeks ago) link

mega mega plaything

maf you one two (maffew12), Tuesday, 23 June 2020 20:51 (two weeks ago) link

"cat boy small boy chewing on cardboard boy in the kitchen boy he is a fuzzy boy"

Actual Chonky Floof lyrics.

Noel Emits, Tuesday, 23 June 2020 21:11 (two weeks ago) link

okay here we go with PLAYLISTS for relistening:

the MAIN COUNTDOWN playlist is designed just for listening: if there's a remastered version of a single, or a Drift piece that got reworked after the video, then the audio-only version will generally be in here. Most of the sibling tracks also appear in more than one form.

the VISUAL PLAYLIST is designed for either watching, or putting on the TV for your going-about-your-day listening. Everything that has a video of some kind has one of those videos appear, anything else which I could find a standalone pro-shot live video for shows up with one of those, and there are some audience-shot live videos of varying quality for a few others.

the ALTERNATE VERSIONS playlist has a different take, or a live reworking, of most of the countdown (The 15-minute Peach Tree and 20-minute Ancient Phat Farm Coat are both only here, as the Riverruns are on the countdown, and Spoon Deep is also here instead of the main countdown).

an, uh, razor of love (sic), Tuesday, 23 June 2020 22:37 (two weeks ago) link

could we get a full countdown in text

also, wow. i was gonna joke about how long this rollout took but you really put together everything, everything

mookieproof, Tuesday, 23 June 2020 22:56 (two weeks ago) link

At the risk of making Brad sadder, I feel compelled to note that while I like "8 Ball" a lot I don't really think of it as a peak UW tune - it kinda sounds like the band was asked to write a soothing instrumental dub of "Pure Shores".

Doubtless everyone will tell me "yes, that is why it is great" - and I agree it's nice! - but not so exciting that I would put it above anything else in the top 50 or so.

(although with such depth of quality in tunes that's not at all the put-down it looks like)

Tim F, Wednesday, 24 June 2020 04:40 (two weeks ago) link

compelled to note "+1" on this, lest Tim feel alone with his take.

maf you one two (maffew12), Wednesday, 24 June 2020 13:44 (two weeks ago) link

could we get a full countdown in text

could swear there was a top 100 in text posted here, did I dream it or is it in another thread?

Anti-Cop Ponceortium (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 24 June 2020 15:23 (two weeks ago) link

it definitely was here! maybe it's being redone, had some formatting issues

Dan S, Wednesday, 24 June 2020 15:36 (two weeks ago) link

yeah, ILX mangled it and switched the year with the number of points. maybe because I upset it with musical note characters, or maybe the post was just too huge. trying again...

an, uh, razor of love (sic), Wednesday, 24 June 2020 18:54 (two weeks ago) link

1 : Rez and Cowgirl * 1993 / 1994 * 2509 combined points, 44 votes from 24 out of 25 voters
2 : Dirty Epic and Dirty and Dirty Guitar * 1992 / 1994 * 2143 combined points, 38 votes from 25 out of 25 voters; 5x Epic #1s, 1 Dirty #1
3 : Pearl's Girl and Tin There * 1996 * 1955 combined points, 37 votes from 24 out of 25 voters; 2x Pearls #1s, 1x Tin There #1

4 : Juanita: Kiteless: To Dream of Love * 1996 * 1706 points, 24 votes, 4 #1s
5 : Jumbo   * 1999 * 1625 points, 24 votes, 3 #1s
6 : King Of Snake * 1999 * 1551 points, 25 total votes for various versions
7 : Mmm...Skyscraper I Love You * 1993 * 1393 combined points 21 votes for original, 6 more votes for other versions
8 : Cups * 1999 * 1388 points, 23 votes, 2 #1s
9 : Two Months Off * 2002 * 1371 points, 23 votes
10 : Dark Train * 1994 * 1338 points, 22 votes
11 : Appleshine Continuum and Appleshine * 2019 * 1259 combined points, 26 combined votes
12 : Rowla and Cherry Pie * 1996 * 1226 combined points, 13 + 12 votes
13 : Banstyle/Sappy's Curry * 1996 * 1215 points, 19 votes, 1 #1
14 : Born Slippy .NUXX * 1995 * 1068 points, 18 votes, 1 #1
15 : Dark & Long * 1994 * 1055 points, 19 votes
16 : Custard Speedtalk * 2019 * 987 points, 17 votes
17 : Low Burn      * 2016 * 944 points, 20 votes
18 : Thing In A Book * 1994 * 927 points, 15 votes
19 : Scribble and You Do Scribble * 2010 * 924 combined points, 18 total votes
20= Beautiful Burnout * 2007 * 888 points, 19 votes, 1 #1
20 = Always Loved A Film      * 2010 * 888 points, 17 votes
22 : 8 Ball * 2000 * 878 points, 16 votes
23 : Born Slippy (original) * 1995 * 866 points, 16 votes
24 : Spikee * 1993 * 854 points, 16 votes
25 : Nylon Strung * 2016 * 838 points, 19 votes
26 : Crocodile  * 2007 * 835 points, 18 votes
27 : Push Upstairs * 1999 * 825 combined points, 18 total votes
28 : Best Mamgu Ever  * 2007 * 808 points, 15 votes
29 : I Exhale  * 2016 * 745 points, 17 votes
30 : Mo Move * 2002 * 730 points, 17 votes
31 : If Rah * 2016 * 727 points, 15 votes
32 : Moaner  * 1997 * 724 points, 16 votes
33 : Surfboy and Spoon Deep * 1994 * 712 combined points, 16 total votes
34 : Luetin  * 2002 * 677 points, 15 votes
35 : Kittens * 1999 * 675 points, 14 votes
36 : Spoonman * 1994 * 669 points, 16 votes
37 : Stagger  * 1996 * 660 points, 14 votes
38 : Airtowel * 1996 * 614 combined points 14 total votes
39 : Bird 1 * 2010 * 613 points, 13 votes
40 : Twist * 2002 * 565 combined points 11 total votes
41 : Tongue * 1994 * 545 points, 11 votes
42 : Most 'Ospitable * 1994 * 516 points, 12 votes
43 : Border Country * 2019 * 505 points, 13 votes
44 : Deep Arch * 1996 * 495 points, 13 votes
45 : Dune  * 2019 * 488 points, 10 votes
46 : Mother Earth     * 1992 * 485 points, 11 votes
47 : Confusion The Waitress * 1996 * 467 points, 14 votes
48 : Ova Nova  * 2016 * 466 points, 11 votes, 1 #1
49 : Oich Oich * 1996 * 461 points, 11 votes
50 : Little Speaker  * 2002 * 451 points, 11 votes
51 : Another Silent Way  * 2018 * 441 combined points, 12 total votes
52 : Schiphol Test * 2019 * 432 points, 10 votes
53 : Glam Bucket * 2007 * 392 points, 10 votes
54 : Listen To Their No * 2019 * 385 points, 8 votes
55 : Something Like A Mama * 1999 * 384 points, 11 votes
56 : Brilliant Yes That Would Be * 2018 * 378 points, 8 votes
57 : Between Stars * 2010 * 376 points, 11 votes
58 : Winjer * 1999 * 372 points, 9 votes
59 : Faxed Invitation * 2007 * 363 points, 8 votes
60 : Tree And Two Chairs * 2019 * 350 points, 10 votes
61 : JAL To Tokyo * 2005 * 348 points, 8 votes
62 : Sola Sistim  * 2002 * 328 points, 10 votes
63 : Moon In Water * 2010 * 307 points, 9 votes
64 : Doot-Doot * 1983 * 277 points, 5 votes, 1 #1
65 : To Heal (And Restore Broken Bodies) * 2007 * 273 points, 8 total votes
66 : Peach Tree  * 2006 * 265 points, 5 votes
67= River Of Bass * 1994 * 255 points, 9 votes
67= Toluca Stars * 2019 * 255 points, 8 votes
69 : Eclipse * 1992 * 251 points, 5 votes
70 : Holding The Moth * 2007 * 250 points, 8 votes
71 : Why, Why, Why * 1993 * 244 points, 8 votes
72 : Downpipe * 2009 * 236 points, 7 votes
73 : Motorhome * 2016 * 233 points, 7 votes
74 : Please Help Me * 1999 * 232 points, 5 votes
75= Bruce Lee * 1999 * 226 points, 8 votes
75= Blueski  * 1996 * 226 points, 7 votes
77 : Brussels * 2019 * 225 points, 5 votes
78 : Pizza For Eggs [Riverrun 2] * 2005 * 224 points, 5 votes
79 : Dinosaur Adventure 3D * 2002 * 218 points, 7 votes
80 : 215 Miles * 1994 * 206 points, 5 votes, 1 #1
81= Threat Of Rain  * 2019 * 204 points, 7 votes
81= Soniamode * 2019 * 204 points, 5 votes
83 : Parc * 2008 * 198 points, 5 votes
84 : Pinetum * 2019 * 197 points, 4 votes
85 : Twenty Three Blue * 2016 * 193 points, 6 votes
86= Skym * 1999 * 189 points, 4 votes
86= The First Note Is Silent * 2011 * 189 points, 3 votes
88 : And I Will Kiss * 2012 * 186 points, 3 votes
89 : Phonestrap 6 / Autotrader 4 * 2008 * 182 points, 3 votes
90 : Minneapolis * 1992 * 178 points, 5 votes
91 : This Must Be Drum Street * 2019 * 174 points, 6 votes
92 : Ancient Phat Farm Coat * 2005 * 171 points, 3 votes
93 : Puppies * 1996 * 170 points, 5 votes
94 : Doscientos * 2019 * 166 points, 7 votes
95 : S T A R * 2019 * 165 points, 5 votes
96 : Ramajama * 1999 * 162 points, 5 votes
97 : Underneath The Radar * 1988 * 157 points, 4 votes
98 : Universe of Can When Back * 2018 * 157 points, 3 votes
99 : Louisiana * 2010 * 156 points, 4 votes
100 : Bigmouth * 1992 * 154 points, 3 votes
101 : I'm a Big Sister, and I'm a Girl, and I'm a Princess, and This Is My Horse [Riverrun 3] * 2006 * 150 points, 4 votes

an, uh, razor of love (sic), Wednesday, 24 June 2020 18:55 (two weeks ago) link

did anyone other than me vote for 020202 out of curiosity?

TRANCED INTO RADIOACTIVE PUREE (Will M.), Wednesday, 24 June 2020 19:56 (two weeks ago) link

Nope!

an, uh, razor of love (sic), Wednesday, 24 June 2020 20:21 (two weeks ago) link

too bad, it was one of my fave finds from all of the extra bonus stuff you introduced me too! (i don't think i said thanks yet so BIG THANK U for all of the work not just doing the poll but going the extra 50293 miles to add so much stuff to discover!!)

TRANCED INTO RADIOACTIVE PUREE (Will M.), Wednesday, 24 June 2020 20:32 (two weeks ago) link

me to* wtf

TRANCED INTO RADIOACTIVE PUREE (Will M.), Wednesday, 24 June 2020 20:32 (two weeks ago) link

did anyone vote "Swing Up High"?? I thought I did but apparently I forgot!!!

frogbs, Wednesday, 24 June 2020 20:33 (two weeks ago) link

People voted for box-set demos and stuff but I don't think anyone voted for totally-unreleased-commercially songs

an, uh, razor of love (sic), Wednesday, 24 June 2020 20:52 (two weeks ago) link

hashtag #meto

an, uh, razor of love (sic), Wednesday, 24 June 2020 20:53 (two weeks ago) link

yes, but which mix? there are 2. we could do an Underworld remixes poll too because their mixes of Black Sky are also fantastic.

― brotherlovesdub, Tuesday, December 16, 2008 5:37 AM

please to be making underworld remixes thread

― I am using your worlds, Tuesday, December 16, 2008 5:58 AM

Okay folks get ready

Check 1 / Check 2

an, uh, razor of love (sic), Thursday, 25 June 2020 01:41 (two weeks ago) link

I think that first link is blocked on copyright grounds? But thanks!

toby, Thursday, 25 June 2020 10:49 (two weeks ago) link

Still looks okay from here, fingers crossed

A bit of talk about the mk II origins from Darren Emerson in this 2019 interview btw (22 minute stream)

an, uh, razor of love (sic), Thursday, 25 June 2020 10:54 (two weeks ago) link

Thanks! My first attempt to VPN around it had failed but going to a third country worked fine.

toby, Thursday, 25 June 2020 11:51 (two weeks ago) link

bonus beats

an, uh, razor of love (sic), Thursday, 25 June 2020 18:41 (two weeks ago) link

whaaaat are we doing now? What's with hard vs soft? And bonus?!

strange, i thought the first link was taken down too... then it was fine when i opened it in a private window. But I think it was ok anyways and it was just some sort of ad? Anyways.

maf you one two (maffew12), Thursday, 25 June 2020 22:48 (two weeks ago) link

What's with hard vs soft

I aimed to make each one a flowing listen as an album; they often did two (and occasionally three) different remixes on a job; the probably-the-last-ever-Emerson-and-Rick remixes were named Soft Mix and Hard Mix; the Hard album tends to be more knocking techno and the Soft album more housey or balaeric, but mostly both bang and it's just a way of separating the alternate mixes.

And bonus?!

Other stuff that doesn't really fit the definition of an Underworld '90s remix poll, but is of interest to hear / satisfyingly completist anyway.

(I threw some extra Karl stuff into the albummy-things to give him some more representation, and because they fit in the listening flow, but won't include 'em on an eligibility list.)

an, uh, razor of love (sic), Thursday, 25 June 2020 23:10 (two weeks ago) link

I was supposed to have done an imgur collection of all the images by now - for anyone who would like that rest assured it is on the way.

nashwan, Friday, 26 June 2020 10:52 (two weeks ago) link

Examining Discogs afresh, the editors believe that their earlier attempts to scry the various mislabelled Cafe del Mar singles resulted in inaccurate conclusions; it is likely that the "Underworld Mix" here is in fact the Hip Hop Mix, and not by Underworld. Mix Three is probably the "regular" Underworld Remix, and the unnumbered two are different takes of Dub Heaven: a 10-minute version featuring Mr Hyde on guitar on the 1993 UK CD single, and a 12-minute guitarless version on the 1996 reissue 12".

🎧 🤷

an, uh, razor of love (sic), Saturday, 27 June 2020 04:16 (two weeks ago) link

My Underworld review from Glastonbury 1999. Dictated down the phone to my editor after I’d done a pill. Oh dear. pic.twitter.com/bfHZ5z5ueS

— Ian Wade (@WadeyWade) June 26, 2020

an, uh, razor of love (sic), Saturday, 27 June 2020 07:43 (two weeks ago) link

lol i wrote "it takes a nation of shopkeepers to hold us back" as a lyric once

fuck me these lads were good

never mind that shit, here comes scampo (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 27 June 2020 07:51 (two weeks ago) link

Imgur'd Images album for which some additional annotation may be provided and with a couple updated.

nashwan, Saturday, 27 June 2020 20:15 (two weeks ago) link

is it smith & hyde or hyde & smith tho

mookieproof, Saturday, 27 June 2020 21:41 (two weeks ago) link

Smith Hyde Productions is their company

😺 at gallery

an, uh, razor of love (sic), Sunday, 28 June 2020 00:01 (one week ago) link

🐆 chonky floof emoji

an, uh, razor of love (sic), Sunday, 28 June 2020 00:02 (one week ago) link

That Ian Wade live review is great! They just don’t write ‘em like they used to.

Mr. Snrub, Sunday, 28 June 2020 19:32 (one week ago) link

Finally caught up on all the tracks I had not heard before. I think most of the favorite Drift tracks ended up on the sampler, but it was cool seeing the videos. "Why Why Why" was my favorite new find - it certainly would have made my ballot if I'd heard it before. the band that keeps on giving

Vinnie, Monday, 29 June 2020 05:45 (one week ago) link

I should say all the placing tracks I had not heard before

Vinnie, Monday, 29 June 2020 05:46 (one week ago) link

12 Drift tracks in the 77 but only 5 of them on the Sampler

chonky floof (groovypanda), Monday, 29 June 2020 06:46 (one week ago) link

I'm going through the YouTube playlist and it's great so far. Underworld are like Stereolab or Saint Etienne for me where no matter how thoroughly I try to acquaint myself w their intimidatingly vast catalog, I STILL find non-album singles or compilation tracks or b-sides that blow my mind (this morning it's "Big Mouth").

I'm also surprised that 2 of the 3 Riverrun releases placed but not "Lovely Broken Thing", and that someone said upthread that it was clearly inferior to the other 2?? I always thought it was the strongest but haven't spent that much time with them, and "I'm a Big Sister, and I'm a Girl, and I'm a Princess, and This Is My Horse" was WAY better than I remembered.

vision joanna newsom (Stevie D(eux)), Monday, 29 June 2020 14:35 (one week ago) link

LBT has JAL to Tokyo and I like Peggy Sussed a lot but the rest feels a bit undercooked

frogbs, Monday, 29 June 2020 14:38 (one week ago) link


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