**** (LOVE AND ROCKETS ALBUM POLL)

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I'd recommend sticking to the original UK track listings, although if you find joy in the wacky original US track listings of Seventh Dream or Express, then go fer it.

Will do a B-sides/rarities poll next.

Poll Results

OptionVotes
Express (1986) 10
Earth * Sun * Moon (1987) 9
Seventh Dream of Teenage Heaven (1985) 8
Love and Rockets (1989) 2
Hot Trip to Heaven (1994) 1
Sweet F.A. (1996) 0
Lift (1998) 0


Sock Puppet Pizza Delivers To The Forest (Sock Puppet Queso Con Concentrate), Tuesday, 18 January 2011 00:58 (eight years ago) link

Express.

EZ Snappin, Tuesday, 18 January 2011 02:34 (eight years ago) link

Yeah, Express.

Dr. (Johnny Fever), Tuesday, 18 January 2011 02:35 (eight years ago) link

Earth sun moon

O_o-O_0-o_O (jjjusten), Tuesday, 18 January 2011 02:38 (eight years ago) link

Christ this is impossible. The first five are all pretty essential to me (or maybe more accurately the constructing-my-aesthetic me of twenty years back). Express is so elegant in its variety but each of those first five albums have that quality in different levels.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 18 January 2011 04:14 (eight years ago) link

two months pass...

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Monday, 21 March 2011 00:01 (eight years ago) link

For consistently listenable albums, it's tough to beat L&R. The're as good as anything else from their era and the records still hold up pretty damn well. Express, however, is nearly perfect. They get extra points for having the gall to come up with the Bubblemen - you wish, you wish, you wish.

suspecterrain, Monday, 21 March 2011 00:34 (eight years ago) link

And I think Earth Sun Moon for me.

TBH I think I preferred Tones on Tail though.

bad voise, it sucked, pick a seat (Trayce), Monday, 21 March 2011 01:57 (eight years ago) link

death of speedy ortiz

I may be wrong but I think his name is Husher (Drugs A. Money), Monday, 21 March 2011 01:58 (eight years ago) link

j/k "waiting for the flood" was the first song on this awesome mixtape my cousin made me when I was in high school...I see that song is on Earth Sun Moon so I'll probably vote for that...?

(or not vote at all)

I may be wrong but I think his name is Husher (Drugs A. Money), Monday, 21 March 2011 02:00 (eight years ago) link

first four are all pretty much perfect, fifth waayyy slept on but not quite up to perfect status, haven't heard the last two in a while, really, so can't comment there. when i want to hear just one, i put on Seventh Dream... so that it is.

ilxor you've listened to one odd future album once (ilxor), Monday, 21 March 2011 02:00 (eight years ago) link

They're not a band I think about a lot these days, but as I recall Earth*Sun*Moon was pretty much the soundtrack to my sophomore year in college. Also one of the first few CDs that I owned. I apparently never had any interest in finding out anything about them, since even now my knowledge of the band is essentially zip. So a lame vote for ESM.

dlp9001, Monday, 21 March 2011 03:00 (eight years ago) link

Express gets my vote. Easy choice, in my opinion.

A. Begrand, Monday, 21 March 2011 05:18 (eight years ago) link

HYYAUG! What the heck has happened to Daniel.
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--SLASH wannabe? --they sounded WAY BETTER playing live back when...

I submit, also, in the case of the Bubblemen;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5vDWDUXwlMYin and Yang (The Flowerpot Man)

But wait, 7th Dream is so divine. And ToT is so much more visceral. And ESM is so fucking mellow-folksy-quaint. And L&R is hippy-post modern that I want to shoot a load. And, even, that Hot Trip is so f-ing blissed out - how can one chose?

Love & Rockets, may in fact be, the best band of the 80's.

They rocked harder than Echo & the Bunnymen. The were more angular than R.E.M. They were more emotive than The Church.

Long live Love & Rockets!

suspecterrain, Monday, 21 March 2011 06:49 (eight years ago) link

Syntax error.

suspecterrain, Monday, 21 March 2011 06:50 (eight years ago) link

God, they're awful. Loved Express way back then though so....

chromecassettes, Monday, 21 March 2011 12:52 (eight years ago) link

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

System, Tuesday, 22 March 2011 00:01 (eight years ago) link

Not surprised it was almost a three way tie...

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 22 March 2011 00:09 (eight years ago) link

seems about right—the first three are kinda interchangeable for "best" depending on my mood

ilxor you've listened to one odd future album once (ilxor), Tuesday, 22 March 2011 02:00 (eight years ago) link

whoever voted for Hot Trip to Heaven is a jerk.

Grotjahn in the Moma (Pillbox), Tuesday, 22 March 2011 08:56 (eight years ago) link

HYYAUG! What the heck has happened to Daniel.

been hangin among the lesbians a bit too much iirc

Grotjahn in the Moma (Pillbox), Tuesday, 22 March 2011 09:09 (eight years ago) link

eight years pass...

Listening to their 90s albums for the first time ever. Sweet FA is actually pretty good. Very relaxed and self-possessed vibe that I wasn’t expecting. And a massive rebound from Hot Trip which I found pretty irredeemable.

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Friday, 6 September 2019 16:06 (one week ago) link

I didn't realize those 90s albums even existed. I've listened to the first 3 so much, but kind of ignored them after.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Friday, 6 September 2019 16:15 (one week ago) link

Hot Trip to Heaven is an attempt at going electronic but Sweet FA is like a more chill Jesus and Mary Chain.

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Friday, 6 September 2019 16:24 (one week ago) link

Hot Trip to Heaven is rather underrated, I think. It's not a full electronic album, just them playing with elements as they go, and why not? They'd already genre-hopped eight million times since the Bauhaus days.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 6 September 2019 16:40 (one week ago) link

Yeah I don't fault them for trying something new but it didn't really work for me. And hearing it fresh in 2019, it sounds very much of its time and def not among the best of the era.

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Friday, 6 September 2019 18:47 (one week ago) link


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