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Old 01.28.2007, 03:22 AM   #1
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Okay, mark prindle is having a survey on his website where you send in your top 73 albums of all time..

http://www.markprindle.com/survey.htm

I always participate in his surveys (and if you haven't checked out his site, shame on you, he's hilarious!) and I figured I'd post my top 73 that I sent in... I know 73 seems like a lot, but I am kinda upset about all the albums I want to mention but couldn't. So yeah, for the curious and if you have a list, by all means post!

Oh, and because of the rules for this survey, your favorite album is actually "73", your second favorite "72" and so on... because your favorite album, he will give 73 points to, for example. It's weird, I guess, but read the link if you want.

Boredoms - Vision Creation Newsun - 73
Mr. Bungle - Disco Volante - 72
Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures - 71
Slint - Spiderland - 70
Slowdive - Pygmalion - 69
Polvo - Today's Active Lifestyles - 68
Squarepusher - Feed Me Weird Things - 67
My Bloody Valentine - Isn't Anything - 66
Big Black - Songs About Fucking - 65
Radiohead - Kid A - 64
Drive Like Jehu - Yank Crime - 63
Autechre - Untilted - 62
Hot Snakes - Suicide Invoice - 61
Butthole Surfers - Hairway to Steven - 60
Misfits - Walk Among Us - 59
Boris - Absolutego - 58
Captain Beefheart - Ice Cream for Crow - 57
Unsane - Scattered, Smothered, Covered - 56
Jesus Lizard - Liar - 55
Smiths - Louder Than Bombs - 54
Swirlies - Blonder Tongue Audio Baton - 53
Sonic Youth - Sister - 52
Sunn O))) - Flight of the Behemoth - 51
Slowdive - Souvlaki - 50
Boredoms - Super AE - 49
Darth Vegas - It Came From Beyond - 48
(((microwaves))) - System 2 - 47
Gastr Del Sol - Serpentine Similiar - 46
Bleachmobile - Three Girls From Okinawa - 45
Polysics - A.D.S.R.M.! - 44
Jim O'Rourke - Eureka - 43
Tool - Aenima - 42
Stereolab - Dots and Loops - 41
Melvins - Gluey Porch Treatments - 40
Dismemberment Plan - Emergency and I - 39
Swans - White Light From the Mouth of Infinity - 38
Necrophagist - Epitaph - 37
Mr. Bungle - California - 36
Radiohead - Hail to the Thief - 35
Husker Du - Zen Arcade - 34
Shellac - At Action Park - 33
Fugazi - The Argument - 32
Bad Religion - No Control - 31
Q and Not U - No Kill No Beep Beep - 30
Fugazi - In on the Killtaker - 29
Dead Kennedys - Frankenchrist - 28
Servotron - 2nd Entertainment Program For Humans - 27
Rodan - Rusty - 26
Faith No More - Angel Dust - 25
Flaming Lips - Clouds Taste Metallic - 24
At the Drive-In - Relationship of Command - 23
Shellac - Terraform - 22
Secret Chiefs 3 - Eyes Of Flesh, Eyes Of Flame - 21
Man or Astro-Man - Destroy All Astro-Men!!! - 20
Honor Role - Album - 19
Jawbreaker - Dear You - 18
Miracle Chosuke - 7/8 Wonders of the World - 17
Jawbox - For Your Own Special Sweetheart - 16
Neurosis - Through Silver In Blood - 15
Jesus Lizard - Goat - 14
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless - 13
Minutemen - Double Nickles on the Dime - 12
Minor Threat - Complete - 11
Dillinger Escape Plan - Calculating Infinity - 10
Unicorns - Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone? - 9
Captain Beeheart - Trout Mask Replica - 8
Xiu Xiu - A Promise - 7
Isis - Celestial - 6
Sonic Youth - Confusion is Sex - 5
Eight Frozen Modules - Thought Process Disorder - 4
Fudge Tunnel - Creep Diets - 3
Vicious Hairy Mary - Orchestral Phantasma - 2
Jesu - S/T- 1

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Old 01.28.2007, 06:18 AM   #2
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I could be wrong, but I think every one of those albums were made by white people.
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I could be wrong, but I think every one of those albums were made by white people.

Boredoms and Boris are Japanese.
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cool list... and yeah, that mark prindle site is hilarious!
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Had too much time today but it's a cool idea

Dinosaur jr - You're Living All Over Me - 73
Butthole Surfers - Locust Abortion Technician - 72
My Bloody Valentine - Isn't ANything - 71
Bardo Pond - Amanita - 70
Slint - Spiderland - 69
Dinosaur jr - Dinosaur - 68
Sebadoh - Bubble and Scrape - 67
Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works Vol II - 66
Sonic Youth - Sister - 65
Kyuss - Welcome To Sky Valley - 64
Melvins - Lysol - 63
Nirvana - Incesticide - 62
Mogwai - Young Team - 61
Dead Meadow - Dead Meadow - 60
Sonic Youth - EVOL - 59
Mudhoney - Mudhoney - 58
Bardo Pond - Lapsed - 57
Dinosaur jr - Bug - 56
Catherine Wheel - Chrome - 55
Slint - Tweez - 54
My Bloody Valentine - Loveless - 53
Nurse With Wound - Soliloquy For Lilith - 52
Butthole Surfers - Rembrandt Pussyhorse - 51
Godspeed You Black Emperor! - Lift Yr. Skinny Fists - 50
Melvins - Pigs of the Roman Empire - 49
Sebadoh - III - 48
Sonic Youth - Daydream Nation - 47
William Basinski - Disintergration Loops - 46
Swervedriver - Mezcal Head - 45
Screaming Trees - Sweet Oblivion -44
Pixies - Surfer Rosa - 43
Tool - Lateralus - 42
Melvins - Houdini - 41
Lustmord - Stalker - 40
Earth - Extra-Capsular Extraction - 39
Dead Meadow - Feathers - 38
Butthole Surfers - Psychic, Powerless, Another Man's Sac - 37
Bardo Pond - Ticket Crystals - 36
Dinosaur jr - Green Mind - 35
Keiji Haino - Black Blues - 34
Lightning Bolt - Hypermagic Mountain - 33
Sonic Youth - Bad Moon Rising - 32
Slowdive - Pygmalion - 31
Sebadoh - The Freed Weed - 30
Hendrix, Jimi - Are You Experienced? - 29
Zorn, John - Torture Garden - 28
Black Sabbath - Master Of Reality - 27
Butthole Surfers - Hairway To Steven - 26
Grateful Dead - Live Dead - 25
Stooges - The Stooges - 24
Mogwai - Ten Rapid - 23
Jesus & Mary Chain - Psychocandy - 22
Superchunk - No Pocky For Kitty - 23
Soundgarden - Badmotorfinger - 21
Radiohead - The Bends - 20
Pavement - Slanted % Enchanted - 19
Nurse With Wound - An Awkward Pause - 18
Melvins - Honky - 17
Jesus Lizard - Head/Pure - 16
Bardo Pond - Set and Setting - 15
Kyuss - Wretch - 14
Slowdive - Souvlaki - 13
Smashing Pumpkins - Gish - 12
Dinosaur jr - Green Mind - 11
Sonic Youth - Goo - 10
Swirlies - Blonder Tongue Audio Baton - 9
Tool - Undertow - 8
Harvey, PJ - Rid of Me - 7
Tad - Inhaler - 6
Flaming Lips - Telepathic Surgery - 5
King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King - 4
Afghan Whigs - Black Love - 3
Double Leopards - Halve Maen - 2
Earth - PHase 3: Thrones and Dominions - 1
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Perfect!

I feel bad because I don't think I listed any pavement on my list.. ah well.
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Old 01.28.2007, 01:34 PM   #12
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Xiu Xiu - Knife Play 73
Cat Power - Moon Pix 72
Radiohead - Hail To The Theif 71
Animal Collective - Here Comes The Indian 70
The Smiths - Louder Than Bombs 69
Arab on Radar - Rough Day At The Orifice/Queen Hygiene II 68
Neutral Milk Hotel - In The Aeroplane 67
Yellow Swans - Bring The Neon War Home 66
Cat Power - Myra Lee 65
Modest Mouse - The Lonesome Crowded West 64
Fugazi - 13 Songs 63
Xiu Xiu - A Promise 62
Joanna Newsom - The Milk-Eyed Mender 61
Xiu Xiu - The Air Force 60
At The Drive-in - in/CASINO/OUT - 59
Black Dice - Creature Comforts - 58
Hair Police - Blow Out Your Blood - 57
Heroin - Discography - 56
Swing Kids - Discography - 55
Beck - Mellow Gold - 54
Norma Jean - Bless The Martyr, Kiss The Child - 53
Black Eyes - s/t - 52
Broken Social Scene - You Forgot it in People 51
Sonic Youth - CIS/KYI 50


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Old 01.28.2007, 02:08 PM   #13
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Awesome-ass list, Hayden.
Not a chance in hell I'm gonna do this, it took me over an hour just to do the top 10 of '06.

I'll just give some random favourites here and there.
Godspeed You! Black Emperor- Yanqui UXO
Fugazi- The Argument
Radiohead- Hail To The Theif
The Blood Brothers- Burn, Piano Island, Burn
Sonic Youth- CIS/Sister/Daydream/Murray Street
Do Make Say Think- & Yet & Yet/Goodbye Enemy Airship, The Landlord Is Dead
Neutral Milk Hotel- (both albums)
Arcade Fire- Funeral
Xiu Xiu- A Promise/Knife Play/The Air Force
Broken Social Scene- You Forgot It In People
Pixies- Surfer Rosa
Nirvana- In Utero
cLOUDDEAD- Ten
Wolf Eyes- Human Animal
Cursive- The Ugly Organ
Daughters- Hell Songs
Animal Collective- Feels
The Doers- Ready, Set... Do!
Varge!- Must Lunge
Interpol- Antics
Joy Division- Closer
Lake Of Dracula- s/t
Modest Mouse- Sad Sappy Sucker
Flying Luttenbachers- Cataclysm
My Bloody Valentine- Loveless
SY+ICP+The Ex- In The Fishtank 9 (Does that count?)
Pavement- Slanted & Enchanted
Wolf Parade- Apologies to the Queen Mary
Yowie- Crytooology
Refused- The Shape Of Punk TO Come
At THe Drive-In- Relationship of Command
Beck- Mellow Gold
Talking Heads- Remain IN Light
Sigur Ros- Takk...
The Velvet Underground- & Nico
The Mars Volta- Deloused in the Comatorium/Frances The Mute

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Mark Prindle is funny. I often laugh at his reviews, but I don't think he is a very good rock critic. When I disagree with him, he never makes me second-guess my own opinion, and I think that is important. He also doesn't seem to be able to look past surface stylistic features of music. It's shallow, emotivist bleh -- with jokes. Even when I agree with a review, it's usually for completely different reasons from his. For example, I like Yo La Tengo and I love their album I Can Hear the Heart Beating as One, but look at his review (a perfect rating), he can't get past the different "styles" of the tracks:

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Hoo boy. Okay. How does one succinctly sum up an album where none of the songs sound the least bit alike?
Wait, I've got it!!!!
"Return To Hot Chicken" - Lovely peaceful electric guitar INSTRUMENTAL INTRO
"Moby Octopad" - Beat-tastic STEREOLABBY DANCE TRACK built around the bass line from The Velvet Underground's "European Son" (the same bass line that Kevin Rutmanis usurped for The Cows' "A Oven"!)
"Sugarcube" - Wonderful FUZZY BUBBLEGUM POP
"Damage" - Moody RELAXING DRONE piece highlighted by a wash of mystical space noise most likely created by Ira tapping his fingers against the back of a guitar neck for the song's entirety
"Deeper Into Movies" - Catchy pop vocal melody buried under incredibly loud chiming distorted guitars (or "SONIC YOUTH IN 1966")
"Shadows" - Slow Georgia-sung VU BALLAD with surprisingly clever, counterintuitive chord changes (and trumpet solo!)
"Stockholm Syndrome" - The band's bassist makes his vocal debut with an FM COUNTRY ROCK song so atrocious that I seriously thought somebody had accidentally mastered an Eagles B-side into the middle of the disc. God, it's SO FUCKING BAD!!! Yet, every time I hear it, I find its unbelievable shittiness ever more appealing. Jesus, did this guy think he was playing in an America reunion or something?!
"Autumn Sweater" - Huge rap drums and an excellent descending EARLY-PINK-FLOYDY ORGAN HOOK are the centerpiece of this wonderfully cool, artistic single
"Little Honda" - Gigantic distorted guitars and under-excited vocals somehow work in this BEACH BOYS COVER
"Green Arrow" - Very quiet and meditative SLIDE GUITAR DESERT INSTRUMENTAL
"One PM Again" - Generic ACOUSTIC FOLK STRUMMER and (aside from the so-bad-it's-great "Stockholm Syndrome") the only track that doesn't deserve to be on this magnificent album. Couldn't they have put this piece of crap on Electr-O-Pura where its lack of quality belongs?
"The Lie And How We Told It" - MESMERIZING AURAL SUNSHOWER of reverbed guitar notes and beautiful harmony vocals
"Center Of Gravity" - BRAZILIAN BACHELOR PAD LOUNGE music with the appropriate acoustic guitar rhythm and lots of "Ba-da-ba!" vocals
"Spec Bebop" - BLISTERING OVERMODULATED CANDY-COLORED ORGAN SOLO EPIC
"We're An American Band" - Loud effect-soaked guitars join light jazzy drums and gorgeously melancholy harmony vocals for a unique experience akin to a MY BLOODY VALENTINE/THE ASSOCIATION JAM SESSION
"My Little Corner Of The World" - Adorable Georgia-sung uptempo acoustic strummer that sounds like CHILDREN'S MUSIC or LESLEY GORE UNPLUGGED or something!
There you go! A pithy, concise statement that boils down the entire I Can Feel The Heart Beating As One experience into a compact 240+ words. Or hell, a mere 57 words if you just speed-read the bold, capitalized descriptors like I asked you to (in a separate document). Yes, many people can't believe what a skillful wordsmanship captain I am, magically weaving my web of summarizing breviloquence around even the vastest of worldwide topics. But then they see me in action, as now, and they can't help but say things like "Man! Talk about compendiary!" and "Man! Talk about compendious!" But we can't all be like me and that's a skill we all have to learn: the art of brevity, levity and longevity.
No but serious now, this album surpasses all other YLT efforts for one simple reason: BETTER SONGS. Its diversity - though impressive - wouldn't mean diddlychickens without strong, smart melodies to back it up, and for some reason these guys/girl were ON in this particular year. I mean COMPLETELY-ass on. Sure, "Stockholm Syndrome" would only be a masterpiece if intended as a joke, and "One PM Again" doesn't have much going for it except its short length, but that still leaves 14 of the catchiest and most original/least derivative compositions of the band's entire career -- all on a single CD. A single CD made of polycarbonate plastic. A single CD made of polycarbonate plastic coated with a thin layer of Super Purity Aluminum and a film of lacquer, in which CD data is stored as a series of tiny indentations encoded in a tightly packed spiral track of pits molded into the top of the polycarbonate layer, which upon contact with the player's laserbeam read-head unleashes a miniature (or "clone") version of all three members of Yo La Tengo, who then sit inside your stereo and play songs for you.
Now that they've finally reached maturity as a band, they've got nowhere to go but up! This is just the beginning of what promises to be the greatest run of artistic successes in rock and roll history!"
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It's all just descriptive paraphrasing of the music spiced with adjectives expressing his opinion like catchy, original, gorgeous, excellent, and wonderful. PLUS, he doesn't like Stockholm Syndrome, which (some of you may remember) I liked enough to record myself doing a cover. BTW, if someone still has that, send it to me. I lost it when my hard drive crashed.
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Yep...I'm really not a fan of his writing either.
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Old 01.28.2007, 06:00 PM   #18
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the only thing worse then Prindle, is the people who spend time replying to his reviews, the SY page is rather horrendous, and i mean some really nasty comments and opinions
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Old 01.28.2007, 06:25 PM   #19
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some of the interviews on his site are quite good, but yeah, idiotic record reviews.
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Old 01.28.2007, 06:34 PM   #20
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Making lists of favourite albums is for the ultimate frustrated musician who would dearly kill a fellow being to be able to play good music or a music instrument.It's the vulgarity of our time and the scariest thing about it is that to a lot of folks it seems like anything but.An Anglo-Saxon malaise if you ask me.
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