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Old 09.03.2019, 07:35 AM   #21
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(in my opinion) autobahn is too epic and epoch-making to be sidestepped. yes other albums were better but also came later. this is the one that changed music history. from japan to detroit.

and yes, ditch “the wall”. ufff, so depressing. you have enough teen angst already.

i’d throw out greenday too but whatever

for 29... i think the white album adds up

and i’d swap out murray street for coltrane’s giant steps (oh yeah i went there lol)

then play daydream nation instead of the fucking cardigans lol (if you go by the original track listing it’s 12, though maybe it’s 14 if you go by later numberings)

for 16, deerhoof’s “reveille” beats gorillaz
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(in my opinion) autobahn is too epic and epoch-making to be sidestepped. yes other albums were better but also came later. this is the one that changed music history. from japan to detroit.
Yeah, part of my intent with this was listening to some stuff I hadn't listened to before, or giving things another go, and Kraftwerk were one of those things. I'm sticking with Autobahn.

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and yes, ditch “the wall”. ufff, so depressing. you have enough teen angst already.

i’d throw out greenday too but whatever
It's been a fair while since you were a teenager - honestly, sometimes I want the melodramatic angst to wash in. It's actually pretty funny if you separate yourself from it a bit.

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for 29... i think the white album adds up
Alas, that's 30 - damn Revolution 9. It was either that or the Aphex album, and I figured Abbey Road would be a good 17 (it's 50 years old in a couple of weeks, so consider this a celebration).

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and i’d swap out murray street for coltrane’s giant steps (oh yeah i went there lol)

then play daydream nation instead of the fucking cardigans lol (if you go by the original track listing it’s 12, though maybe it’s 14 if you go by later numberings)


DDN has 14, and I will insist on this. (It definitely isn't twelve, there's no way you can say Eliminator Jr. logically follows from the other two parts of the trilogy.)

All of these might happen next time I do this, tho
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Old 09.03.2019, 07:16 PM   #24
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haha fair enough

but if youkre gonna lissen to “the wall”, i highly—highly—*highly* recommend to watch the movie before you listen to the album. it will put all the tunes and lyrics and noises in their proper otherwise unintelligible context.

plus—in their day, those gerald scarfe animations were awesome! (there’s a documentary or maybe two about him btw)

i used to chase that movie around cine clubs and feel so deep and depressed afterwards lmao

but yeah that is the way to go with that one

then afterwards you can play “goodbye blue sky” in your guitar haaahaaahaaaa


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but if youkre gonna lissen to “the wall”, i highly—highly—*highly* recommend to watch the movie before you listen to the album. it will put all the tunes and lyrics and noises in their proper otherwise unintelligible context.
On September 26, I will be...somewhere in the South Australian outback, so I'm unlikely to have an avenue to watch it.
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Day 4: Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven
Compared to the other GY!BE records, this one is less aggressive, but it's no less epic, and the final section is one of the most astonishing things I've heard in a long time.
Might not have been feeling good enough to really take it in at this point in my day (yay angst), and listening to it on speakers was probably not wise (it's definitely a headphone record), but it's awe-inspiring and massive in scope, and one of my favourite recent music discoveries.
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Day 5: Kraftwerk - Autobahn
Relistening to this album, it's definitely not as good as the later albums, primarily because they learned to tone stuff down a bit - I mean, the title track was meant to sound monotonous, but it went way too far.
It's still a very impressive album, the influence it has is pretty damn clear, and 'Kometenmelodie 2' is a great song that I don't listen to as much as I should. But give me The Man-Machine any day.
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Alright, gotta double act the last two because you know, I'm a slacker.

 

Day 6: The Velvet Underground - White Light/White Heat
As influential as the banana album is, that one still seemed oriented around songs. This one pushes that out of the way, throwing itself whole-heartedly into pioneering noise rock that stands on its own and helped give others a standing point. It's sobering to think that almost everything I like would never have existed without this, and even more sobering to think that barely any of it is better.

 

Day 7: Sonic Youth - Murray Street
As Sonic Youth got older, they seemed to mellow out slightly, turning their distinctive style towards lengthy, quieter pieces. Lots of twinkling guitar interplay, fuzzy breakdowns, and 'Rain on Tin' - their best song of the 2000s and one of the best, full stop.
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Day 8: Black Sabbath - Paranoid
We all know how awesome the big songs from this album are. What I tend to forget is how good the rest of them are - especially the great 'Hand of Doom'. Black Sabbath were really good at switching tone mid-song, and I think it's amazing how well they were able to draw your attention during the quieter parts.
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Day 9: Dinosaur Jr. - You're Living All Over Me
This one was great fun to relisten to - far-reaching influences on this album; I've been listening to American Football a bit lately and some of the passages here made me think "wait just a second...". Noisy and messy and fun.
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Day 5: Kraftwerk - Autobahn
Relistening to this album, it's definitely not as good as the later albums, primarily because they learned to tone stuff down a bit - I mean, the title track was meant to sound monotonous, but it went way too far.
It's still a very impressive album, the influence it has is pretty damn clear, and 'Kometenmelodie 2' is a great song that I don't listen to as much as I should. But give me The Man-Machine any day.

I highly recommended giving a listen to the albums they made before Autobahn if you haven't tried them out. A whole different thing and very cool.
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I highly recommended giving a listen to the albums they made before Autobahn if you haven't tried them out. A whole different thing and very cool.

I'll be sure to do that! (if I remember to )
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As influential as the banana album is, that one still seemed oriented around songs. This one pushes that out of the way, throwing itself whole-heartedly into pioneering noise rock that stands on its own and helped give others a standing point. It's sobering to think that almost everything I like would never have existed without this, and even more sobering to think that barely any of it is better.
yyyyyy... es... but... i think they already had gotten there with european son in the first album. that song is way underrated/overlooked.

the existence thing... they were following after ornette coleman, the real pioneer, so maybe check him out in october? oh yeah...

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Day 10: Radiohead - Kid A
The last thing we need is another wanky monologue about how great this album is. But it needs to be said: Optimistic is underrated, Motion Picture Soundtrack is overrated, and In Limbo is by far the worst track on this record.
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Day 11: The Cardigans - First Band on the Moon
This was a recommendation from a friend. Normally I trust her taste, but this one was...different. Very poppy, not my normal fare. I didn't hate it, but I'm not going to listen to it again - and what the hell was that Black Sabbath cover?
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Day 12: The Replacements - Hootenanny
A suggestion from the same friend as yesterday, I would've wanted to pick something else initially but I needed to fill Day 12.
This one was great - diverse, creative, funny, and the sort of thing I'd love to do with my life. I'm absolutely listening to more next time around.
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Day 10: Radiohead - Kid A
The last thing we need is another wanky monologue about how great this album is. But it needs to be said: Optimistic is underrated, Motion Picture Soundtrack is overrated, and In Limbo is by far the worst track on this record.

Your opinions are bad and you should feel bad. Not sure in what world optimistic is underrated, and I'm not sure in what world In Limbo is the worst track. That one goes to Idioteque.
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JFC is there anything we don't disagree on???
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Hahaha! Tbf there's probably a fair few. I just make it more known when your opinions don't impress me much.
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