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Old 09.13.2019, 06:39 AM   #41
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Day 13: Blur - 13
My thoughts about this album are well known on this forum, considering how long I've spent talking about it. I don't think there's a song on it I don't love, except perhaps 'Mellow Song', which is bland and forgettable. So, of course, it's probably h8kurdt's favourite

Seriously, though. It's amazing that a band went this left-field this quick and still ruled at it.
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Day 14: Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables
Snarky, smug, political, creative, diverse, and pure, attacking anything and everything they can think of which displeases them. This is how punk should be.
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Day 15: Pixies - Doolittle
It's weird, I know Pixies albums are filled with good songs, and I enjoy listening to them. But if you ask me to name a specific song, I couldn't do it at all without several regular listens to an album.
Surfer Rosa is better, but this is still very, very good.
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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.
to quote a previous decade, “oh, snap!”

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Day 16: Gorillaz - Plastic Beach
The stronger Gorillaz albums are, interestingly, the ones with fewer contributors. And Plastic Beach has its moments, but the (impressive) array of guest makes it seem like I'm listening to someone's chaotically arranged mixtape rather than an album. It's a chill vibe and there's some cool sounds going on, but Demon Days will always be the best album.
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kid needs to learn, but go easy with the lashes xD

 


Haha sorry I can't resist. Not listened to the blur song, but I'll give it a whirl later.

Edit:trying to do GIFs on here through is a pain in the ass.
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Day 16: Gorillaz - Plastic Beach
The stronger Gorillaz albums are, interestingly, the ones with fewer contributors. And Plastic Beach has its moments, but the (impressive) array of guest makes it seem like I'm listening to someone's chaotically arranged mixtape rather than an album. It's a chill vibe and there's some cool sounds going on, but Demon Days will always be the best album.

I remember when I was living in Canada in '07 I was OBSESSED with Demon Days to the point where it drove my then-Mrs mad. Great album. And yet, I could probably count on one hand how many times I've listened to it since then.
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Great album.
I feel like the best part about Gorillaz is that they have massive cross-genre appeal. I came at them from the alt-rock sphere, but there's hip-hop, electropop, funk, etc. - and the fact that they're cartoons gives them an instant niche.
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Haha sorry I can't resist. Not listened to the blur song, but I'll give it a whirl later.

Edit:trying to do GIFs on here through is a pain in the ass.
hahahah! went looking for that gif and found it

yeah, pain in the ass indeed

but worth the search and thanks for the monday laffs
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Day 17: The Beatles - Abbey Road
It's almost 50 years old, and it's the greatest album of all time. I can't think of a single bit of music on it I'd change.
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Day 18: Green Day - 21st Century Breakdown
A while back, I found a thread trashing the cover of this one. (Trust me, you don't want to see the hot mess that is the newest album.) And, I mean, there's plenty wrong with this album - it's overlong, too far above the band's station, and they're clearly trying to just write American Idiot II. But it's got plenty of hooks, the most adventurous music of their career, and is firmly in the nostalgia corner for me.
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Alright, I'm struggling to find something to fill the gaps for 27 and 29. The only studio album I've found is Icarus Falls, by ex-One Directioner ZAYN.
If I'm willing to stretch it out to compilations, then I can listen to the Minutemen's The Politics of Time, but I'd rather not go that route.

Completely out of it for 29.
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Lil B's Black Ken album/mixtape is 27 tracks long. UKG's Underground Kings album is 29 tracks. This is the point where I've no idea how you can stick with an album for that long. I'd be done long before then!
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Alright, thank you! I'll put it into consideration.

I've got some long car trips ahead of me, so I'll have nothing else to do...
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Day 19: The Clash - London Calling
It may seem like heresy, but I've never really 'gotten' The Clash. That said, a relistening did really help me appreciate them, with plenty of songs I hadn't noticed before ('Clampdown', 'Revolution Rock') sticking out. And, of course, there's the absolute masterpieces on here - fuck the title track, I'm all about 'Lost in the Supermarket'. (although that may be childhood nostalgia from a cover in the movie Over the Hedge)
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Hey y'all, I finished this off. (Haven't been posting due to a family holiday and a lack of stable Internet.) was fun, now I'm moving onto one Bowie album a day.
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ah, was gonna ask. so it ended.

what the fuck happened in the middle? any highlights?
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what the fuck happened in the middle? any highlights?
Family trip to Central Australia meant that I didn't have a stable Internet connection at times, so I was unable to post updates.
Brief summaries of everything:
*20: loveliescrushing - bloweyelashwish. Hyper-distorted, ethereal shoegaze, like sitting in the inside of a slow motion blender.
*21: Wire - Pink Flag. One of the best 'punk' albums I've heard in a long time, standing up with the titans of the genre while being something different.
*22: A Sunny Day in Glasgow - Ashes Grammar. Similar to #20, but bright and electronic, with lots of pretty harmonies.
*23: Nine Inch Nails - The Fragile. Long and hard to stomach in one stretch, but densely constructed to sound incredible. Fuck TDS, this is much better.
*24: The Who - Tommy. A new one to me (the horror!), and up there with the good classic rock operas, even if the storyline's a real WTF (aren't they all, though?)
*25: Melt-Banana - Speak Squeak Creak. Being the earliest album, there's a lot of stuff that they'd filter out as they continued to get better - but they're still pretty damn good from the start.
*26: Pink Floyd - The Wall. So melodramatic the emotionality it goes for just becomes unintentionally hilarious. Comfortably Numb sounds exactly like all classic rock masterpieces are meant to - which came first, though?
*27: ZAYN - Icarus Falls. This one was fine, it really breezed past. It all sounds the same and I don't want to listen to it again, but he's got a nice voice.
*28: The Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness. Why Billy Corgan tries to write quiet acoustic songs confuses me, his 'charm' is clearly better used when it comes to dumb rock songs. An epic that possibly shouldn't have been, and might be better in the hands of someone less wanky.
*29: UGK - Underground Kingz. The only real album I regret listening to from here.
*30: Aphex Twin - Drukqs. Much better than I remembered it to be
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this is the correct take.

i tell you this as someone whose brain was just infected with that sludge and required an exorcism for removal.

watch the movie some day just for historiographic reasons though. it’s better than fucking tommy (tommy is the pinball wizard yeah? unwatchable...)

also, yeah, that was very late in the classic rock era i suppose. although i’ve seen the bracket shift over the decades to include latter stuff. yeah they will now play nirvana in classic rock stations lol.
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Don't get me wrong, I like that album. But it's pretty obviously just some whiny self-inserty parable about how much being a million-selling rock star sucks.

Honestly, the albums that rip it off (this one in particular) might actually be better. Yes, trash my taste, but the whole overdramatic shtick rock operas go for makes sense if you're aiming it at teenagers, who are known for being overdramatic (). And at least this one doesn't have all those ninety-second interludes that are just exposition.
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