9 Feb 2012, 12:33 by ChesterWhelksAs is to be expected from a band as long lastingly idiosyncratic as Sonic Youth, their birth was not an easy thing. Confusion Is Sex is sparse and brooding, shot-through with the screeching molestation of electric guitar that would underpin their sound for the duration of their career. Cultured in the shadow of avant garde guitarist Glenn Branca, in whose band Lee Ranaldo learned his trade, their first album proper is also steeped in the ambient experimentation of their No Wave influences, and cuts a twisted figure. When at 1:38 into the ominous drone of "freezer burn" a cover of The Stooges' "I Wanna Be Your Dog" smashes through, scaring the bejeesus out of you, it's as though this juxtaposition is a formula for everything to come.
1 May 2010, 23:45 by grungemaniaMy list does not include compilations, bootlegs, b-side/rarities or the Sonic Youth Recordings (SYR) series. This is completely subjective, so no one will agree with me completely. Favorite tracks are listed chronologically from each album.
01.Daydream Nation (1988)
Cross The Breeze
My Friend Goo
04.Washing Machine (1995)
Little Trouble Girl
05.NYC Ghosts & Flowers (2000)
13 Feb 2010, 02:23 by ZeppledelinPerhaps not intentional, but Jimbobbins' late comment on my age-old list of debut albums made me realize how long it has been since my last journal post. Thanks for the much-needed inspiration. So, here’s another go at it, not only because I felt the old list needed an update, but also since I still have an affinity toward the unadulterated sincerity of debut albums. Let’s do a top 30 this time, shall we?
30. Wu-Tang Clan - Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
The old school has a tendency to grow tedious; their innovations not so apparent anymore, but at least some of them retain their awesomeness. In this case it is possibly a matter of never being revolutionary, rather rock solid, wrapping together the best parts of their gangsta roots and adding a pleasant, if not entirely dead serious Eastern mysticism to the mix. And they did have humor, an incredible flow, personality and coolness, and the Wu-Tang definitely weren’t nothing to fuck with.
9 Feb 2010, 14:50 by SFlullabyjust because i thought it would be fun. :)
1. How did you get into 29?
Arctic Monkeys - after I've heard their third album, "Humbug".
2. What was the first song you ever heard by 22?
White Lies - hm, I think it was "To Lose My Life", but I'm not quite sure.
3. What's your favorite lyric by 33?
Lake of Tears - "and with the morning sun, a lonely teardrop falls down from my eye and I die" ("The Homecoming")
4. What is your favorite album by 49?
Ab4 - "Broken trust"
5. How many albums by 13 do you own?
Anathema - none, unfortunately.
6. What is your favorite song by 50?
The Tears - clearly, "Refugees". It is so Suede-ish. :)
7. Is there a song by 39 that makes you sad?
The Velvet Underground - yeah. It's "Heroin".
8. What is your favorite song by 15?
Snow Patrol - hm, it's difficult to mention just ONE song. Let's say it's "Chasing Cars".
17 Jun 2009, 23:12 by oooBUBU7oooIn ordine d'acquisto, dal più nuovo al più vecchio:
#201 - PJ Harvey - Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea (ltd)
#200 - Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique
#199 - Franco Battiato - La voce del padrone
#198 - Delta Sleep - Twin Galaxies
#197 - Hop Along - Painted Shut
#196 - Weezer - Weezer (Green Album)
#195 - Uochi Toki - Il limite valicabile
#194 - Bugo - Io Mi Rompo I Coglioni (single(
#193 - Uochi Toki - Vocapatch (fuori stampa/oop)
#192 - babalot - Dormi o mordi
#191 - Aphex Twin - Computer Controlled Acoustic Instruments pt2 EP
#190 - Hop Along - Get Disowned (english press)
#189 - Algernon Cadwallader - Parrot Flies (english press)
#188 - Cosmetic - Nomoretato
#187 - Outkast - Speakerboxxx/The Love Below (1€!)
#186 - Radiohead - I Might Be Wrong: Live Recordings (1€!)
#185 - Jamiroquai - Emergency On Planet Earth (1€!)
#184 - My Bloody Valentine - Glider
#183 - My Bloody Valentine - m b v
28 Jan 2009, 00:29 by UltimosisTop 100 Albums, 2009 edition.
-No more than 3 albums per band.
-Order system from last year has been eliminated, all albums are equal.
-* means a newcomer to the list.
Air Moon Safari (1998)
Air Pocket Symphony (2007)*
The Avalanches Since I Left You (2000)
The B-52's The B-52's (1979) *
The Beach Boys Pet Sounds (1966)
The Beatles Revolver (1966)
The Beatles The Beatles (1968)
The Beatles Abbey Road (1969)
Beck Sea Change (2002)
Big Star Big Star (1972) *
Bloodhound Gang Hooray for Boobies (2000)
Bob Dylan Highway 51 Revisited (1965) *
Bob Dylan Blonde on Blonde (1966) *
Brian Wilson SMiLE (2004)
Built To Spill Keep It Like a Secret (1999)
The Buzzcocks singles going steady (1979) *
The Cars The Cars (1978)
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Clap Your Hands Say Yeah (2006)
The Clash London Calling (1979)
Coheed And Cambria In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3 (2003)
Coldplay A Rush of Blood to the Head (2002)
19 Nov 2008, 22:49 by dahnraelzInspired by my friend Archnihil, I
decided to make a list of 100 albums. Instead of calling them a must-listen (since I don't believe in musical objectivity), these are the albums that define me and my musical taste.
Both categories are in alphabetical order by groups.
The best (albums that stun me with their beauty, make me happy just because they are perfect and hypnotize me)
1. Megalazottak es megszomoritottak by After Crying
Hauntingly beautiful. Although fairly different from the rest of AC's discography, this is the one-of-two best albums.
2. Overground Music by After Crying
First AC album, much more progrockish than Megalazottak and equally good.
3. Magical Mystery Tour by The Beatles
4. Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles
5. White Album by The Beatles
While not a good three albums for an interesting top-list, Beatles are one of those classics I love.
6. Burn the Maps by The Frames
The very best album of Frames. Very powerful.
7. Franz Ferdinand by Franz Ferdinand
2 Feb 2008, 14:26 by chrislow
17 Jul 2006, 16:32 by FloydG060. Liliput - Some Songs
059. Since I Left You
058. VIVA! La Woman
057. Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde
056. Rock Action
055. Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
054. Grotesque (After The Gramme)
053. Bad Moon Rising
052. White Light/White Heat
051. Half Machine Lip Moves
050. Fear of a Black Planet
049. Love Kraft
Not usually being the type of fella for downloading leaks, the hubbub surrounding Love Kraft's initial dissemination amongst the board members entirely bypassed me, so this effectively works as my belated entry. And I pick it as one of the most impressive albums of the last 5 or so years, a truly sumptuous record which may be lacking in the kinetic charge of previous works, but compensates with a stunning musical sophistication. Whilst I do not wish to claim that previous SFA albums are superficial, it is nevertheless the case that the density of Love Kraft easily sets it apart, the heavy strings creating a substantial atmosphere which runs throughout the entirety of the album…
22 Dec 2005, 14:59 by Caribou