Kaylinbee - Hard to argue with your list, I might move one or two around but it's close. Here is mine reposted and slightly edited. Never Hear The End Of It, Twice Removed (the tour they just did playing this album in its entirety is the best show I've been to), Between The Bridges, One Chord To Another, The Double Cross, Navy Blues, Parallel Play, Pretty Together, Smeared (Underwhelmed is a classic!), Action Pact (the only subpar album they have in my opinion, and even this one has a great Chris Murphy track (Nothing Lasts Forever Anymore).
I hope all Sloan fans post their choices.
Wooleybooley - You will learn to love the first half as well. I agree the 2nd half is amazing but the first half has some gems too. The NS is great and Sensory Deprivation is a staple of their live shows. Glad you came around on it, it's my 3rd favorite album of theirs.
"Between The Bridges" was the one Sloan album I just never connected with. ..... but now it's grown on me immensely. The key to it was starting with track 7: A Long Time Coming. The back half of this album is loaded with great tunes!
After many months of deliberation, I'm finally ready to do this thing no one's doing anymore: One Chord To Another, Navy Blues, The Double Cross, Twice Removed, Never Hear The End Of It, Between the Bridges, Action Pact, Pretty Together, Parallel Play, Smeared.
Been listening to this band forever, but "Parallel Pact" is my favorite. I don't get why people don't rock that album more. "Witch's Wand" ... "I'm Not a Kid Anymore" ... "All I Am is All You're Not"? Three of the best indie rock songs ever recorded.
This summer I saw both the Tragically Hip and Sloan for the first time. I think I've finally graduated to real Canadian. Sloan were totally awesome, great sense of humour between songs (and I guess during songs too). Keyboardist was kinda lame but other than that it was one of my favorite shows of 2011...so far.