• Top 10 Albums Of 1998 (That I Own)

    3 Mar 2009, 19:46 by darren86

    The following are the top 10 albums of 1998 that I currently own. I probably own more than 10 albums from that year, but these are my favourites.

    Note 1: I will be including compilations, live albums, ep's, re-issues etc, but no singles.

    Note 2: If I do only own 10 from this year, the releases towards the end of the list may not be favourites of mine at all, but the best I do have from that year.

    Note 3: If you think my list sucks, or needs improvements, please feel free to RECOMMEND me albums from 1998 and I will certaintly try to listen to them and give my opinions.

    All comments welcome.

    1. Airbag / How Am I Driving?

    This EP is just awesome. It really is incredible how high the quality of these b-sides are. The very high point of this EP is without a doubt Polyethylene (Parts 1 & 2). The first part of the song is so beautiful, with great lyrics to add to Thom Yorke's outstanding vocals as usual. The second part of this song bursts into a nice fast rock song. …
  • Alternative Addiction - Jan. 31

    1 Feb 2007, 20:57 by OxfordCollapse

    Alternative Addiction
    Wednesdays ++ 6-8 pm ++ WMEB 91.9 FM Orono, ME

    January 31, 2007

    1. Polyethylene (Parts 1 & 2)
    2. Lieutenant
    3. Not the Sun
    4. Jimmy Legs
    5. Snow Brigade
    6. Baby Come On
    7. Black Mirror
    8. Manners
    9. The Walking Wounded
    10. Metro
    11. Death Or Life We Want You
    12. In Between Days
    13. Ice Cream
    14. Labyrinthian Pump
    15. I Still Remember
    16. Dashboard
    17. Sleeping Lessons
    **Pre-empted at 7:15pm for a WMEB Sports special presentation.
  • Good albums, made better?

    14 Mar 2006, 07:01 by NeverClever

    Lately I've been wondering how much store should be placed in the construction of an album. By this I mostly mean how the individual tracks fit together. I suspect this is less of a priority in these internet-obsessed, download-the-latest-single days, since you first have to get people to hear your album before they'll properly listen, but it's still an important artistic process. A good album won't just have strong individual songs, they'll fit together in some sort of coherent order. I still try to listen to albums from start to finish, without skipping tracks, in order to get the listening experience I assume was intended by the artist. I figure if they took the trouble to compose everything just so, the least I can do is try to appreciate that.

    But sometimes I'm sorely tempted to hit the skip track. A fine example of this, for me, is The Milk-Eyed Mender. Now, I only got past the annoying voice thing once I'd seen Newsom live, dragged along by a friend, and after that I found the album quite captivating. …