Originally Posted by Severian
The Murder Mystery is great.
They only put out 4 albums (Squeeze does not count, of course). No skippable tracks in my mind.
Olympia, Washington? You're blaming Oly for cutesy twee? The hell? Oly also gave birth to Unwound, and a veritable fuckton of other decent hands and artists.
Do you just not like Beat Happening?
Beat Happening were awful. In and of themselves I wouldn't have such a problem, but the fact that they became influential did way more damage than good in my opinion.
I also don't particularly care for the third Velvet Underground album but I see why other people like it.
Cute music isn't solely Olympia's fault, but K Records sure didn't help.
I have plenty of musical heroes, VU high among them, but they all make missteps and I can't think of any who are "infallible." I don't even want them to be.